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A resident of the Ava area since 1929 Archie T. Mahan, the son of William Ambrose Mahan and Ellen (Duckworth) Mahan, was born July 6, 1925, in Ozark County, Mo., and departed this life June 24, 2006, at the age of 80.
Archie was a resident of the Ava area since 1929. He was a beef and dairy farmer. His horses were special to him helping ease the everyday work on the farm. Archie was a member of the Ava Church of Christ and Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association.
In 195l Archie and Dora Jo Lethco were united in marriage in Mtn. Grove, and to this union a son was born.
Archie was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Eula Price.
His survivors include his wife, Dora Jo, of Joplin; one son, David Mahan, Ava; two brothers, Lloyd Mahan, Wilder, Idaho, and Junior Mahan and wife, Esther, Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Fern Ledbetter and husband, Ed, Checotah, Okla., and Bonnie Barnes, Wilder, Idaho; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with Harlin Howerton officiating. Interment followed in the Ava Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.