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Celebrating the life of
Charles Buren McLaughlin
Passed away on April 23, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Mass
  • 11:00 a.m. - Monday, April 29, 2019
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitefield Avenue (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

Kevin an I are so sorry for your loss, Leigh Ann and Brett. I'm glad you have so many memories with him and know he will not be forgotten. He and your mom raised a wonderful family and I hope you feel God's comfort in the days ahead. Much love, Sarah

Sarah Hendricks, Greenville, SC

Melanie and family, we are so saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. He was so kind and had such a great sense of humor! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!

Patti & Bruce Pharis, Irmo, South Carolina

Melanie, we were brought together at Hospice House and I was amazed at your strength through such a difficult time. Please know that I am thinking of you often and praying for your continued strength. So sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and peace. Fondly, Linda

Linda and George Geisser, Savannah,

Charles was one of the original “four” at the memorial gym. We shared many a war story joke or news item with the.group while on the thread mill. Charles was a great guy, friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Please accept my deepest condolences on your losss.

Don Thomas ( from the gym at memorial), Savannah, Ga

Thinking of you and the family. I can still remember going into the pharmacy to pick up a prescription for bp medication. Charlie came out to talk to me for a while and catch up on things. Ended our conversation by asking me how I felt. When I said fine, he just leaned in and said you are going to feel worse on this medication but just hang in there it will get better. I said oh great that is just what I wanted to hear, Charlie. We both ended up having a good laugh. He will be missed.

Dru Gillespie, Wheelersburgj, Ohio

A sad day for all of us who love Charlie. May Gods love always be with you.

Steve Corcoran, Savannah, Georgia

I fondly remember biking with Charlie and the gang at Hardeeville and Hunter AAF. We solved a lot of the world's problems over lunch and coffee many times. I'll miss you Charlie.

JOE KREGER, SAVANNAH, Georgia

Charles Buren McLaughlin, 84, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Hospice House of Savannah surrounded by family.

He was born in Frametown, West Virginia, the son of Ford William and Beatrice Marie James McLaughlin.

He was a graduate of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio with a degree in Pharmacy.  He owned and operated his own local community pharmacy, Reidenbach’s in Wheelersburg, Ohio for many years before retiring to Savannah, GA.  He was a 20-year communicant of St. James Catholic Church.

Surviving him are his wife of 58 years, Melanie Ann Shoemaker McLaughlin; children, Leigh Ann McLaughlin (Patrick) Hammen; Charles Brett (Eleanore) McLaughlin; grandchildren, Stephanie Elizabeth Hammen and Sean Patrick Hammen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ford and Beatrice McLaughlin; daughter, Stephanie Ann McLaughlin, and brother, James Erwin McLaughlin.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church.

Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Wheelersburg, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, Hospice of Savannah, or Benedictine Military School.

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Kevin an I are so sorry for your loss, Leigh Ann and Brett. I'm glad you have so many memories with him and know he will not be forgotten. He and your mom raised a wonderful family and I hope you feel God's comfort in the days ahead. Much love, Sarah

Sarah Hendricks, Greenville, SC

Melanie and family, we are so saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. He was so kind and had such a great sense of humor! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!

Patti & Bruce Pharis, Irmo, South Carolina

Melanie, we were brought together at Hospice House and I was amazed at your strength through such a difficult time. Please know that I am thinking of you often and praying for your continued strength. So sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and peace. Fondly, Linda

Linda and George Geisser, Savannah,

Charles was one of the original “four” at the memorial gym. We shared many a war story joke or news item with the.group while on the thread mill. Charles was a great guy, friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Please accept my deepest condolences on your losss.

Don Thomas ( from the gym at memorial), Savannah, Ga

Thinking of you and the family. I can still remember going into the pharmacy to pick up a prescription for bp medication. Charlie came out to talk to me for a while and catch up on things. Ended our conversation by asking me how I felt. When I said fine, he just leaned in and said you are going to feel worse on this medication but just hang in there it will get better. I said oh great that is just what I wanted to hear, Charlie. We both ended up having a good laugh. He will be missed.

Dru Gillespie, Wheelersburgj, Ohio

A sad day for all of us who love Charlie. May Gods love always be with you.

Steve Corcoran, Savannah, Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Richard and Ann Lutz and Family — Georgia

I fondly remember biking with Charlie and the gang at Hardeeville and Hunter AAF. We solved a lot of the world's problems over lunch and coffee many times. I'll miss you Charlie.

JOE KREGER, SAVANNAH, Georgia


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