Memorial Service Set Friday For Family Killed In Plane Crash

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A memorial service will be Friday for the Florida family killed in the crash of a small plane in North Hamilton County last Friday night.

Services will be at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of the Redlands, 16390 SW 248th St. Homestead, Fla., for Nelson and Debbie McPherson and their daughters, Danielle and Kayla.

Legacy Funeral Home of Soddy-Daisy is handling local arrangements.

The family formerly lived in the Tampa area, but had moved to Davie, Fla.

Mr. McPherson had lived in Davie for the past three years. He was the owner of Precision Green, Inc.

He is survived by his parents, Nelson and Joanne McPherson, who were waiting for the family to arrive at the Chattanooga Airport when the crash occurred in rainy and foggy weather.

He also had a sister, Lori (Roger) West; nieces, Amber and Kaydee West; grandmothers, Alma Bailie and Esther McPherson, all of Riverview, Fla.

Mrs. McPherson was employed by the DeMert Corporation.

She is survived by her parents, Edward and Shirley Washburn; sister, Kathy (Bill) Shlehuber: niece and nephew, Brian and Christina Schlehuber, all of Homestead, Fla.

Danielle, 19, graduated from Western High School and was attending Broward Community College.

Kayla, 13, attended Indian Lakes Middle School.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or any charity of your choice dedicated to serving children. Condolences may be sent at

The McPherson family lived in the affluent gated community of Long Lake Estates.

Friends and relatives of the McPhersons gathered at their home to grieve, the Sun-Sentinel reported in South Florida.

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