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“My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends at this sad time so sorry for your loss . May he rest in peace ”
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“My heart and prayers go out to Cindy and Family at this time. My love and strength I send to you.. may Vins rest in peace .Love and...Read More »
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Maggie Valley, Vinson "Pistol" Edward McElhannon, Jr., 63, a true southern gentleman, went peacefully to be with the Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 18, 2017. A native of Clarke County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Vinson Edward and Frances Elizabeth Looney McElhannon. Vinson took great pleasure, joy and pride in working in God's House, sharing his faith, riding his motorcycle and especially spending time with his family. He never met a stranger he was caring and enjoyed helping others. A man who sacrificed so much in life and left school before the 4th grade in order to provide for his family and was so wealthy from the love he received from others and God. In addition to his parents, Vinson was preceded in death by a nephew, Scottie Mooneyham; a niece, D. Evett Bradley; and a brother by choice, J. Frank Morgan. Vinson is survived by the love of his life, wife, and best friend, Cynthia Avery Jaffe McElhannon; three daughters, Tina McElhannon, of Monroe, Rachel Jaffe, of Charlotte, and Karah Jaffe, of Banner Elk; sisters, Loretta Bradley, of Dallas, North Carolina, Virginia Mooneyham (Raymond), of Iron Station, North Carolina; dozens of cousins and bushels of nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, with Reverend Sandy Giles and Reverend George Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the church.

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