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Philip McDonal Cairnes
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1922
Henderson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 2007
Henderson County
North Carolina, USA

Philip M. Cairnes
(July 9, 1922 - February 10, 2007)

Philip McDonal Cairnes, 84, of Etowah, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Park Ridge Hospital from complications following hip surgery.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late John and Texie Lee Ledford Cairnes. He served in the US Merchant Marines and was a retired carpenter. He enjoyed nature, hiking, the mountains, loved baseball and had a wonderful sense of humor that will be missed by all. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Eleanor Olafson Cairnes and a sister, Mary Ellen Scruggs.
He is survived by five daughters, all whom he dearly loved, Phyllis Cairnes and her husband Rolla Wade of Kingsport, TN; Linda Cairnes and her husband Kevin Phillips of Lexington, KY; Valerie McMahon, his care giver and with whom he made his home, and her husband Marty of Etowah; Pamela Ledbetter of Clyde; Angela Cairnes of Edneyville; three grandchildren, for whom he had a special love, Heather Ledbetter, Patrick Ledbetter and Martin McMahon, and a brother, Fred Miller Cairnes of Asheville.
A memorial service in celebration of Philip's life will be held at 2 p.m. this afternoon, (Sunday, February 11, 2007) at Etowah Baptist Church. The Rev. Brian Henderson will officiate. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is assisting the family with arrangements 
Family links: 
  John Harvey Cairnes (1887 - 1962)
  Texie Lee Ledford Cairnes (1888 - 1975)
  Eleanor Axcella Olafson Cairnes (1926 - 2001)
  Frank Nelson Cairnes (1910 - 1982)*
  Olin Kline Cairnes (1913 - 1975)*
  Harvey J Cairnes (1914 - 1972)*
  Vaughn Lee Cairnes (1916 - 1961)*
  Mary Ellen Cairnes Scruggs (1918 - 2000)*
  Philip McDonal Cairnes (1922 - 2007)
  Infant Cairnes (1922 - 1922)*
  Fred M. Cairnes (1925 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Duane Dean
Record added: Jun 22, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 131693315

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 Added: Oct. 25, 2015

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