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Paul Hotten McGrann - 83

4/9/1933 - 8/8/2016

Raleigh, North Carolina

Paul Hotten McGrann of Raleigh, North Carolina, died in the late afternoon of Monday, 8 August 2016.  He was born on 9 April 1933 in Colchester, Illinois to the late Samuel and Mae Hotten McGrann. 
Funeral services will be graveside at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, Illinois on Saturday, 3 September 2016, at 2:00 p.m.  
He is grieved for and survived by his children; Paula K. McGrann, William H. McGrann, and Joseph L. McGrann, all of Raleigh, North Carolina; sisters, Ann Powell of Macomb, Illinois, and Rachel Louderman of Colchester, Illinois; as well as by his three granddaughters.
Paul graduated from Western Illinois University after proudly serving on an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean for the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He then worked as an engineer for the Department of Defense until he retired from the Rock Island Arsenal and moved to Raleigh with his now-deceased wife, Claudia Jane McGrann (nee Hodges), in 1993.  In addition to spending time with his family, Paul enjoyed learning and traveling throughout the United States - as well as playing bridge in several bridge clubs and online.
Memorials may be made to any Veteran’s support organization or to the charity of the donor’s choice. You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at either funeral home’s website:  brightfunerals.com, legacy.com or jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Graveside Service:

2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 3 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery


  • Mike Ferraro

    on 08/29/16

    Bill and Paula, I did not know your father all that well but what I do know about him is that he is loved dearly by his children. This is the most important job for any father! I am so sorry for your loss. Let me know if I can do anything for you guys. I will pray for you and your family. Mike Ferraro
  • Melanie Hodges Parmer

    on 09/07/16

    Uncle Paul, you will be missed so much by your family! I wish that I had been able to make the trip out east to see you. But you can rest easy now and be at peace.
  • Estelene Bodenhamer

    on 09/12/16

    418 E. Yeiser St. Paul and I were classmates at Colchester High School. I remember him as a person who "looked on life with quiet eyes," as the poet says. I know he will be missed. My condolences.

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