Alan D. Mahan, 94, of Rabbit Ridge, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014, at his home.
He was born in Greasy Valley just north of Rabbit Ridge on Aug. 10, 1919, to the late Darby and Alma Latimer Mahan.
Alan attended primary and elementary school at Rabbit Ridge, intermediate school at Pleasant Valley, and high school at Southside Bee Branch until the school was destroyed by a fire his senior year in 1937. He went on to join the Civilian Conservation Corps in Losat Valley in Van Buren County.
Alan was married to Maxine Shorts on June 11, 1955. He met her while working in the GM Plant in Flint, Mich. They returned to Arkansas where they raised their family on the Dairy Farm while growing lots of watermelons. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a member of the Rabbit Ridge Church of Christ.
Alan is survived by his children: Kenneth Mahan of Plumerville, Bruce Mahan, Carl Mahan (Rita), Susie Fortenberry (Burle), Treca Hutson (Darren), Mary Swann, and Alan Paul Mahan (Angela), all of Rabbit Ridge. Also surviving are: 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two great-great-grandchildren on the way; one sister, Sue Nabors of Rabbit Ridge; and many other family members and a host of friends.
Alan is preceded in death by his wife, Maxine; his sister, Glenna Holland; brothers, Hayden Mahan, Hil Mahan, and Jennings (Slater) Mahan; and a grandson, Jesse Hutson.
Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Rabbit Ridge Church of Christ, with services to follow at 2:30 p.m., with Randy Frazier of Wye Mountain officiating.
Burial will follow at Whipple Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his nephews: Dick Mahan, Paul Mahan, Gary Mahan, David Mahan, Larry Mahan, and James "Jim" Nabors Jr.
Special honorary pallbearer is Bill Mahan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be make to Whipple Cemetery in care of Burle Fortenberry, 6713 Hwy. 92 West, Bee Branch, AR 72013.
For online guest book, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier.
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, AR 72211
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from June 10 to June 17, 2014