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Maxine Hood McElwee, age 88, of Roanoke Rapids, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Halifax Regional Medical Center. She was born in Halifax County, daughter of the late Walter Hood and Mary McDonald Hood. She worked in the retail industry for many years.

Preceding Maxine in death were one son, Danny McElwee; brother, Everett Haslip; sister, Brenda Bisbing; grandsons Baby Arthur McElwee and Larry Tanner, Jr.

She is survived by her sons, Eddie McElwee, of Scranton, PA, Ricky McElwee, of Chester, PA, Jeff McElwee, of Clayton, SC; daughters, Judy Reckeagel, of Chester, PA, Debbie Liles, Cathy Spence, Tammy Watson, Michelle Banty, all of Roanoke Rapids, Shirley McElwee, of Dallas, Texas; brother, Johnny Haslip, of Virginia; sister, Mary “Tad” Vargas; 24 grandchildren, many great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Cedarwood Cemetery with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

The family will receive friends at Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral Home Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 12:30 until 2:00 pm.

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