Retired U.S. Postal Service employee Granville Wesley McMahan, 83, died Wednesday, Dec. 7 after a brief illness.A lifelong member of Shady Grove Church of Christ and longtime song leader at that congregation, McMahan was a U.S. Army veteran posted in Germany and state-side, and served some 30 years as rural letter carrier in the Morrison area. Survivors include his widow, Violet Bryan McMahan of Morrison.“Mr. McMahan was the model of a Christian gentleman,” said Morrison Mayor Sue Anderson. “Our community, Tennessee and the United States have lost a most noble and caring citizen.“Respect among your peers has to be earned; it’s not granted or transferable.