James J. Mahan

October 28, 1942February 19, 2021

Funeral services for James J. Mahan, 78, of Weaver will be 1 pm Monday, February 22, 2021 at Gray Brown-Service Chapel with Angela Blake, Eddie Cornelius and Phillip Lloyd officiating. Burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12 - 1 pm at the funeral home. Mr. Mahan passed away on Friday at his residence.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Martha Mahan, his daughter, Angela Blake (Danny), son, Keith Mahan (Daniel), six grandchildren, Michael Brakeman (Rhonda), Matthew Brakeman (Brittany), Bo Curtis, Brandon Mahan, Chelsea Traywick, and Taurla Munley (T.J.), eight great-grandchildren, Alayna Brakeman, Ryleigh Brakeman, Laileigh Hilyer, Leigha Thompson, Caden Brakeman, Blake Traywick, Reese Munley and Avery Munley, Many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. Two sister-in-laws and one brother-in-law.

Pallbearers will be Danny Blake, Keith Mahan, Daniel Gaffin, Michael Brakeman, Matthew Brakeman and Ronald Johnston.

James was a loving husband, father, grandpa and pawpaw. He loved his family with all his heart. He always put family needs before his own. He spent the last 57 years spoiling his wife, whom he loved more than life. He was a god fearing man. He never met a stranger and was a good friend till the end.


  • Martha Mahan, Wife of 57 Years
  • Angela Blake (Danny), Daughter
  • Keith Mahan (Daniel), Son
  • Michael Brakeman (Rhonda), Grandson
  • Matthew Brakeman (Brittany), Grandson
  • Bo Curtis, Grandson
  • Brandon Mahan, Grandson
  • Chelsea Traywick, Granddaughter
  • Taurla Munley (T.J.), Granddaughter
  • Alayna Brakeman, Great Grandchild
  • Ryleigh Brakeman, Great Grandchild
  • Laileigh Hilyer, Great Grandchild
  • Leigha Thompson, Great Grandchild
  • Caden Brakeman, Great Grandchild
  • Blake Traywick, Great Grandchild
  • Reese Munley & Avery Munley, Great Grandchildren

  • Danny Blake
  • Keith Mahan
  • Daniel Gaffin
  • Michael Brakeman
  • Matthew Brakeman
  • Ronald Johnston



  • Visiation at Gray Brown-Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral at Gray Brown-Service Chapel

    Monday, February 22, 2021


  • Burial at Anniston Memorial Gardens


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Sonja Traywick

February 24, 2021

James , Iv couldn’t ask for a better father- n - law you where like my second father the love you showed me was wonderful and I will truly miss you fly high

Danny Mahan

February 21, 2021

Rest in peace Uncle James with the Lord Jesus,I love you so was like a dad to me i wish you were my daddy hope you got a mansion with the lord cause you deserve so much More. Your were an aspiration to me and it will truly miss you,you were the best uncle a man could have,and can never be replaced.may Jesus give you. Wings to fly forever and a crown to wear,you were a lord loving you
forever Danny.

Keith Mahan

February 21, 2021

Daddy I’m sorry u had to leave .I wish I could have done more but I didn’t know how .I miss u so much .If u could come back I’d go buy more cookies and I would smile while u eat them all. I wish u could have got better but I’m glad ur not in no more pain .Thank u for everything I’m so thankful god gave me u as a dad I hope I can be the same to my son as u was to me .I hope one day I can see u again .I love u I hope u watch over me and I hope I make u proud Ur son Keith

Victoria Boswell

February 20, 2021

Fly high Uncle James. I can see you in Heaven running the streets of Gold and praising the Lord. You always had a smile on your face and a kind word for everyone. You will be missed. Love ya always!

Todd Cunningham

February 20, 2021

I love you uncle james you are up there with maw.maw watching over all us i will see you again one

Nova Hicks

February 20, 2021

To a Great Man. Who was so funny, caring and so easy to love. May you be with Angels and Jesus! You will be missed Dearly. I have never met a man that was so awnry. Lol. His face always lit up a room and will Always be in our hearts. God Bless you .

tooter kelley

February 20, 2021

I love you cuz i'm sure going to miss our talks over the phone . I know GOD welcomed you with open arms !!!! please give my daddy & granny a hug <3 , love your lil cuz tooter <3

Melissa Reamy

February 20, 2021

I love you and miss you so much Uncle James. I know your up there with Mother and not suffering anymore God needed another angel so he called you home. I will see you again someday fly high.

Linda Fullen

February 20, 2021

I met James and his family 1960 when I was 13 years old.
He was a great brother to me, I will miss him and his family that I became to LOVE they all were very sweet and wonderful to me.
I will miss him and his family.
He was a very special friend I will always love and miss.

Angela Blake

February 20, 2021

Daddy I miss you so much already!!! Thank you for being such a wonderful Daddy!! You will always be in my heart and I will never forget everything you have done for me!! Fly high with Jesus and I promise I will see you again one day!!! I love you so much Daddy!!!!!