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Laurie McClanahan

February 19, 1920 - October 13, 2015

Laurie McClanahan, 95, of Flat Rock entered into rest Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Elizabeth House after a brief illness.

Born in Bay City, Michigan, she was a daughter of the late Jaro and Hazel Hess.  She was also preceded in death by her son, William Gallant and sister, Vivian Burke.

Mrs. McClanahan lived in Danville, VA before moving to Henderson County over 20 years ago and was a member of the Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church.  She was an artist, a published author and an avid reader who loved to research family genealogy.  Mrs. McClanahan was a lady full of humor and spunk.  She cherished her cat, Bengi, and thoroughly enjoyed his company.  She used her adventurous spirit to lead her through life, the good and the bad.  As a very spiritual person who loved her Lord, she never allowed any of life’s struggles to alter her spiritual walk.  Her words of wisdom for everyone in life were always “Don’t get old!”

She is survived by her daughters, Ardie Gallant of Zirconia and Gail Bremner and husband, Douglas, of Flat Rock; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her beloved cat and companion, Bengi.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church.  The family is officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Train Them to Fish (

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Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time: 2:30 pm


Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church

35 Airport Road
Arden, NC

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