As promised, speedonthewater.com would like to share memorial service information for the boating family members who perished on Friday, July 15, following an accident on Georgia’s Lake Lanier that preceded Saturday’s eight annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run.
The McMahans and the Reeces pictured at the 2016 Tickfaw 200 Poker Run in Springfield, La. Photo courtesy Tammy Reece/Instagram
It goes without saying that the loss of 46-year-old Art McMahan Jr., and his wife, Melissa McMahan, 45, of Mount Washington, Ky., and 44-year-old Anthony Reece, and his wife, Tammy Reece, 44, of Columbia, Ky., was a devastating blow to the tight-knit performance-boat community (the video at right taken by Yvonne Aleman shows the couples doing exactly what they loved minutes before the accident). If you’re interested in attending either or both of the ceremonies, check out the information below.
The services for Art and Melissa are arranged for Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s services take place at Pearson’s Funeral Home located at 149 Breckenridge Lane in Louisville with an hour set aside for family from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a public service from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Friday, a private family ceremony is set for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Middletown located at 11711 Main Street, followed by a public service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a procession to the grave site at Mt. Washington City Cemetery.
The funeral services for the Reece family, which was honored on Monday when their bodies returned to Columbia by a lengthy escort of all-terrain vehicles from RZRs to side-by-sides and more (the Reece’s owned the popular Anthony’s Autos), is scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday at Columbia’s Adair Middle School located at 322 General John Adair Drive.
Friday’s visitation is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday includes visitation from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m.
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