Cheryl A. (Brooks) McGahan (1949 - 2013)

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Cheryl A. (Brooks) McGahan, 64, of 7 Shady Oak Lane, formerly of Athol and Greenfield, MA, passed away on Wednesday, October 9th with her loving family at her side after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in 1949 in Gardner, MA to the late Walter C. and Dorothy B. (Brown) Brooks.
She grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School in 1967. She was married in 1970 to Dennis McGahan of Greenfield. She worked for a number of years in the Greenfield school system cafeterias. They moved to Myrtle Beach, SC in 1997 for warmer weather.
Cheryl enjoyed gardening, crafts and the beach. She loved animals and was known to adopt a stray cat now and then. She was a fan of Elvis Presley and a highlight for her was a visit to Graceland. She was a wonderful wife and mother as her family was the center of her life.
Cheryl is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dennis M. McGahan, two sons, Kent D. McGahan and wife Jodi A. (Wright) of Greenfield, Brian M. McGahan of Gastonia, NC, two grandchildren, Colin W. and Lindsey R. McGahan of Greenfield, a sister-in-law, Jane A. McGahan of Greenfield and several nieces and nephews. She was sadly predeceased by her brother, Dennis J. Brooks, of Orange only a month ago.
Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cheryl's name to the , 950 48th Ave. N #101, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or Roper St. Francis Hospital, 316 Calhoun St., Charleston SC 29401 or your local hospice.
The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, SC (843-651-1440) is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at:
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Published in The Recorder from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2013
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