Eugene “Pastor Mac” McElhannon

Rev. Eugene “Pastor Mac” McElhannon, age 84, husband of Dorothy “Dot” Tench McElhannon, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Eugene, Sr. and Annie Mae Osborne McElhannon. Rev. McElhannon was a graduate of Furman University and Clemson University and attended Holmes Theological Seminary. He was an ordained minister for 60 years with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and pastored churches in Landrum, Greenville, Newberry, and Fountain Inn before retiring from Emmanuel Praise and Worship Center (Revolution Church) in 2009. Rev. McElhannon was also an educator and counselor at Gray Court-Owings School for 14 years. He was a caring and compassionate husband and father. He pastored and ministered to many people and continued to praise the Lord even through his illness.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, Rev. McElhannon is survived by a daughter, Sharon Willis and husband Tony; a son, David McElhannon; four grandchildren, Shawna Neal, Michelle Nunn and husband Derek, Jason McElhannon and wife Candace, and Josh Willis; four great grandchildren, Zach, Lauren, Kylie, and Gavin; a brother, James McElhannon and wife Sara; and two sisters, Juanita Patterson and husband Lee and Elizabeth Johnson. He was predeceased by a son, Donald Eugene McElhannon.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Revolution Church, 619 Fariview Street, Fountain Inn, conducted by Rev. Tony Willis, Rev. Ronald Moore, and Bishop Ray Boggs with entombment to follow in Graceland East Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Cannon Funeral Home, Fountain Inn.

Memorials may be made to Falcon Children’s Home, P.O. Box 39, Falcon, NC 28342 or Hospice of the Valley, 240 Johnston Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601.

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