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Arthur Emerson McFann

Arthur Emerson McFann, 88

One day shy of his 89th birthday, Arthur Emerson McFann of McDermott went to be with our Lord and Savior on September 28th, 2021. Born to the late Edward Arthur McFann and Flora Violet Wilson McFann.

Arthur was preceded in death by his cherished wife, Ardith McFann, who died earlier the same day, 4 brothers, Alfred, Charles, Lionel, and Arnold McFann, and one sister, Velda McFann Adkins. He was also preceded in death by his first wife of many years, Clarice Emory McFann.

Arthur went by many names in life by those he knew and loved. He was known as Art to some, Fuzzy to others, Mac and Papaw.

Surviving are grandchildren Tami Pinson and Julie Stamper, great grandchildren Jeff (Nicola) Pinson, Nathaniel (Wendy) Pinson, Cassie (Jason) Patten, and Aaron Pinson, along with great-great grandchildren Zalen and Izabel Pinson and Taylor Patten. Also surviving are Ardith’s children Brian Scott, Beth Ann Scott, Dale Scott and Linnea Mahlman, along with their spouses and their children (Nathan Doss, Jonathon Scott, Jesse Scott and and Misty Scott). Arthur is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Arthur was retired from the New Boston Coke plant. He loved to garden and be outdoors. He was a member of the United Church of God. He enjoyed attending church, serving the Lord, and participating in church functions. He was a devoted grandfather and was so dearly loved.

A private memorial service for both Arthur and Ardith will be held at Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Kevin Call officiating. Condolences may be sent to

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