JamesMcAllisterDARLINGTON -- James McAllister, 78, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Mr. McAllister was born August 5, 1938 in Darlington, SC to the late Rev Joseph and Gladys Marks McAllister, Sr. Mr. McAllister, a 1956 graduate of Mayo High School, earned an Associate Degree in Accounting from Florence-Darlington Technical College. He proudly served and retired from the US Air Force and the US Postal Service. He was a devoted member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church serving in various leadership positions. He served as Post Commander, Chaplain and Adjutant with the American Legion Post #210. Mr. McAllister was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary L. Dowling McAllister. Survivors include his children: Colonel (Ret) Everett B. (Wanda) of Lorton, VA, Joseph M. (Camela) of Charlotte, NC, Saundra Y. (Dr Robert) Sumter of Alpharetta, GA, Regina E. (Dwayne) Winston of Graham, NC, Timothy A. (Dr Tabatha) of Columbia, SC and Tonya E. (Marcus, Atty.) Woodson of Florence, SC. Siblings, Rev Ruth Sellers (Bishop Thomas) Ward, Mildred (Rev Frank) Cook; Atty Peggy McAllister; Barbara (Frank) Thomas; Rev Dr Angela (Rev Dr James) Wilson; Karen (Andre') Mickens; Bishop Julius (Joan); Kenneth (Regina); Rev D. Melvin (Andrea); Rev Donald (Rosa). Fourteen grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and very dear friends. James was preceded in death by Rev Joseph, Jr., John, Charles, and Howard, two infant brothers, Francis and Franklin.Funeral services will be held Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Jordan Funeral Home.

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