John is married to Christie Briscoe McMahan and both are Rutherford County Natives. John is a graduate of R-S Central High School and a 1983 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. He is National Board Certified and licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is the owner and president of McMahan's Funeral Home. John and Christie have three children, John III (Mackie), Jesse Elizabeth and Lydia Ramona. John resides in Rutherfordton and is a member of the First Baptist Church Rutherfordton. John is also a retired volunteer firefighter with the Rutherfordton Fire Department with 20 years of service.
Steve D. Tiller
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Steve is a native of Kentucky. He got his start in the funeral business in May of 1990. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelors degree in Ornamental Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscaping. He entered the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduated and started his apprenticeship in Clarksville, TN. After gaining licensure he worked in TN until July of 2013. At this time he moved to Hendersonville, NC. Steve began working at McMahan's Funeral Home in July of 2014. He currently holds a Funeral Director and Embalmer licenses in TN and Funeral Service Licensee in NC along with Preneed License for NC. Steve and his wife Rhonda have four children; Ashley, Nathan, Mary and April. Steve and his family are members of Calvary Baptist Church.
Jesse Elizabeth McMahan
Jesse is the daughter of John & Christie B. McMahan and the granddaughter of the late Frank & Charlotte S. McMahan, the late Ramona Briscoe, and Dan & Phyllis Lovelace Briscoe. Jesse graduated this past December from John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science, Nashville Tennessee with an Associate of Arts Degree in Funeral Service (embalming and funeral directing) and a cremation certificate. She successfully passed the National Funeral Service exam. She is currently beginning an apprenticeship for the requirement for a license from the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service. Jesse also graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.