Doris McMahan Souther

April 28, 1941January 30, 2018

Kirksey Funeral Home 69 N Main Street 75 E. Main Street Marion, NC 28752 Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 652-2120 (828) 668-4377

February 1, 2018 Marion, NC Doris McMahan Souther, 76, of Old Fort, NC, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Souther was born in Buncombe County to the late Claude Grover McMahan and Ruth Jones McMahan.

Mrs. Souther was a 1959 graduate of Biltmore High School.

She was retired after 32 years from Kearfott Guidance and Navigation Corporation.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Jerry Portwood Souther, one granddaughter Kristin Tipton, two brothers; Robert McMahan, Ralph McMahan and one sister Patsy Hulse

Surviving Mrs. Souther are her daughters; Lisa Souther Tipton and husband Brad of Marion and Cindy Souther Greene of Old Fort, one sister; Shirley Orr and husband Frank of Asheville, eight grandchildren; Natasha Freshour, Brittany Freshour, Russell Freshour, Jr., Lindsay Greene, Kayla Greene, Ralph Greene, III, Bradley Tipton, Jr. and Chastity Tipton, eight great grandchildren; Gabriel Freshour, Legend Freshour, Oakley Keaton, Zane Greene, Julianna Nunez, Samuel Hollifield, Landon Tipton and Laurel Tipton.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Kirksey Funeral Home Chapel in Marion, NC with the Reverend Carroll Miller officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at McDowell Memorial Park, Marion NC

Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Souther family with arrangements.



  • Funeral Services Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 6, 2018


  • Burial

Doris McMahan Souther

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Kerice Brendle

February 5, 2018

Dear Family,
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Grandma was such a wonderful, kind soul. She was brutally honest when need be which made her character so admirable and unique. As a teen she always included me in Tasha's birthdays (which meant so much to me) and often toted us all back and forth to school. Although I haven't seen her in years I have nothing but fond memories of this precious lady. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all of the family. May your soul rest in peace "Grandma."
Love Kerice,

February 5, 2018

Praying for you Lisa, Cindy and family.
Deepest sympathy to you both and the grandchildren.

Bobbie Holley

February 4, 2018

Lisa, Cindy and sorry to hear about Doris. She was always so sweet. Prayers for comfort during this time.

Dean and Pat Kelly

February 3, 2018

Cindy and Lisa and grandchildren, We are so sorry to hear of Doris' passing. She was a sweet lady. We will be keeping you girls in our prayers.

Susie Nesbitt

February 3, 2018

So sorry Lisa and Cindy. I thought the world of Doris.

February 3, 2018

May you all be blessed with the strength to encourage and comfort one another in this difficult time. Ms. Doris did so much for so many.

Angie Walker

February 3, 2018

We had so many laughs together she was a wonderful person and she will be missed by so many love you

Patty & John Kapuscinski

February 3, 2018

Lisa We are so sorry for your loss She was a wonderful lady She will be missed RIP Doris

Evelyn Kelly

February 2, 2018

Doris and I started first grade together and remained friends all through the years after graduating from Biltmore High School in 1959. We enjoyed and shared so many memories whenever we got the chance to talk. Lots of laughs at times. She was a very devoted friend and I loved her like a sister. Sending deepest sympathy to all the family in the loss of someone so special. Prayers for God to give you all peace and comfort.

Jim Robinson

January 31, 2018

Dear Lisa and Cindy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and our family. Your Mom was always one of my favorite cousins and she will be greatly missed. My love to you both.