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Dortha Dot Rigsby McMahan
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Funeral services for Dortha “Dot” Rigsby McMahan will be conducted Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Manchester Funeral Home with elder Keith Sims officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ms. McMahan died Thursday, May 18 at Manchester Healthcare Center.
She was born Aug. 26, 1931, to the late S.L. and Hersie Barnes Elam, in Warren County. She was a housewife who loved sewing, quilting, cooking, watching sports (especially the Braves and UT) on TV, and singing with the family gospel group, The Rigsby Family. Ms. Dot was a longtime member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and a member of Shady Grove Community Club.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Dot was preceded in death by her first husband of 38 years, Bill Rigsby, her second husband of 19 years, Walter Leighton McMahan, and one sister, Jimmie Sue Elam Vaughn.
She is survived by daughters Debbie Winton of Manchester, and Dianne (Lynn) Anderson of the Shady Grove community; five grandchildren, Chad (Lora) Winton, Justin (Tara) Winton, Vicki Anderson, Jimmy (Nikki) Anderson, and Joseph (Jessica) Anderson; and five great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Jacob, Lily, and Hannah Anderson, and Max Winton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hospice of the Highland Rim, 110 E. Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388, or to Shady Grove Baptist Church c/o Mike Elam, 1360 Cooper Road, Morrison, TN 37357.