Claude James McLaughlin

April 22, 1926June 8, 2014
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Claude James McLaughlin, age 88 of Moody, AL passed away June 8, 2014. Mr. McLaughlin was preceded in death by his wife, Donna McLaughlin, parents, Jim and Elsie McLaughlin and sister, Rachel Bishop. Mr. McLaughlin was a hardworking, loving Daddy, Grandfather, brother and son. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. He received the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and the Defense Service Medal. Security guard for 22 years for Carraway Hospital and was a farmer and handyman by trade. He is survived by his daughter, Joy McLaughlin, son, Mark McLaughlin, sister, Edith McLaughlin, brother, Gerald McLaughlin, grandchildren, Micah McLaughlin and Ralyn McLaughlin. The family will receive friends at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Leeds on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 12 PM until 1:30 PM. Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2 PM at Branchville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Alzheimers of Central Alabama, P. O. Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201 Visit online at Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds directing.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 11, 2014
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Claude James McLaughlin

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June 13, 2014

I,m so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May Gods love comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.John16:22

Glenda Rheams

June 12, 2014

Claude and Donna were very special people and much loved. Even this past Christmas, Claude's card was the first one received! He was the sweetest and kindest man ever. He will be missed by his many friends. This condolence is from me and my Mom, Betty Champion.

vanessa whitfield

June 11, 2014

Your dad was very special. Always kind and caring. Wonderful to know he is finally with your mom again. Im sure they are so happy right now.

Valerie Hawkins-Sims

June 10, 2014

Mark and Joy, I remember your daddy very well from when he used to come to the singings of the Pioneers. He and your mom were precious to my heart. May God give you peace during this time of grief.

Dick Voran

June 10, 2014

During the very few years since we first met, I came to know Claude as a true gentleman, a gentle man, loving father. He loved his farm and enjoyed caring for his animals. A most enjoyable and witty guest in my home on many occasions, I will miss him greatly.

Jeanne Champion Fisch

June 10, 2014

Claude was a sweet and loving man to his family and to his community. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are given to his family .

Kim Perdue

June 9, 2014

Love and hugs to you and your family, Joy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you bunches.

Tracey Clifton

June 9, 2014

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.