Maxine W. McPherson

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Maxine Wilhoit McPherson, age 89, of Carthage died Monday, January 16, 2012 at Tara Plantation in Carthage.
She graduated from Carthage High School and lived her entire life in Carthage. She was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in Carthage and worked as a bookkeeper and sales clerk prior to retiring.
She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Chriscoe of West End, two grandchildren, Gaye Saunders and husband Darrell and Troy Chriscoe and wife Kim of West End and four great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church in Carthage at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Rick Martindale officiating. Burial to follow at Cross Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage on Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 PM and other times at the residence of Rebecca Chriscoe.
Memorials can be sent to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 397, Carthage, NC 28327, or Barium Springs Home for Children, P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010.
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  1. Rebecca,
    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We loved Maxine and many fond memories. She, Greer and Aunt Stell are sure to be having a grand time now!
    Our love,
    John, Rhonda and Celine Bullock

  2. Rebecca, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Praying for God’s comfort during this difficult time.
    Don & Melanie Wood

  3. Rebecca, I first met your mother when she worked at Jane’s. Wayne and I were newly married and I visited the shop quite often. She was a joy to me through the years.

  4. I treasure the years when Maxine was my neighbor. We had many afternoon chats, often with Cornie Muse next door. Those were precious times. Maxine and Woodrow (her brother) will always be a part of our treasured family memories. –Peggy (and M.D.) Guthrie

  5. Rebecca, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. May happy memories bring a measure of comfort and peace and May God watch over you. Love, JoAnne Cameron

  6. I did not have the good fortune to know Mrs. Mc Pherson,
    personally. It sounds as if I really missed out. My knowledge of her came as one of Rebecca’s FaceBook friends. Mrs. Mc Pherson’s brother Ike was one of my advisors in college. He and I kept up

  7. Ms. Maxine always had a warm smile and a caring heart and gladly shared it with everyone who crossed her path.
    Artie Barber

  8. I am a member of the same church as Maxine. It is a church where people have "their pew". Maxine always sat on the pew right behind my family. She and Grier Gilmore were good and faithful church members. Maxine was never, ever without a smile. S

  9. I worked as a PCA at Tara Plantation for nearly 2 years and had the joy and privilege of having Mrs. "Momma Mac" McPherson as one of my residents. She was always a pleasure to care for, nearly always in good spirts and always pleasant to everyon

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