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Saturday, October 15 2016
Harry Eugene

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Harry Eugene “Harry Mac” McLaughlin, 91, of Victoria, Va. died Oct. 15, 2016. He was the husband of the late Mary Elizabeth Boyle McLaughlin; son of the late, Willie Everette McLaughlin and Lucille Duncan McLaughlin; brother of the late, Willie Everette McLaughlin, Jr.,Elsie McLaughlin Heslep, Louis Collin McLaughlin and Phillip Meade McLaughlin. Harry Mac was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his children, Lucille Duncan McLaughlin Gatling, Mary Ellen McLaughlin Merny Erby (Gordon) and Timothy Everettte McLaughlin; four grandchildren, Kathleen Regan Clark Layne (Mike), Matthew Harman Gatling (Stephanie), Adam Thomas Erby and Collin McLaughlin Erby; great-granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth “Libbie” Layne; brother, F. Clyde McLaughlin (Barbara) and sister, Naomi McLaughlin Funckhouser. Harry Mac went to work on the Virginian Railroad and later retired as a conductor for Norfolk and Southern. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was aboard the USS Raven, a minesweeper, during the invasion of Normandy on D-day and later in the invasion of Southern France. Harry Mac enjoyed farming and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 9954. The family will receive friends at all times at Merny and  Gordon’s home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Victoria Baptist Church. Interment in the Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria. On line condolences may be made at

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