Originally created 12/19/06

Andrew McLaughlin (AIKEN, S.C.)



AIKEN, S.C. - Joshua Andrew McLaughlin, 15, died Sunday, December 17, 2006 in Aiken. A native and lifelong resident of Aiken County, Joshua was a son of John D. and Tammi Couch McLaughlin. He was a 9th grader at Silver Bluff High School, where he was very active in the NJROTC and was named the cadet of the month for December. Joshua also played tuba in the band. Survivors, in addition to his parents include his sister, Judy of the home, his paternal grandmother, Judy Marks, his maternal grandparents, Marilyn Baker and Bobby Joe Couch and his uncle and aunt Toby and Rebecca Marks. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00 PM at Heights Baptist Church in Beech Island with Rev. Lynn Kirkland officiating. Interment will follow in the Herron Family Cemetery in Aiken. Pallbearers will be Steve Kitchings, Tim Kitchings, Chris Kitchings, Mark Auger, Toby Marks and Ronnie Herron. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Silver Bluff High School NJROTC. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday at Shellhouse - Rivers Funeral Home, 715 East Pine Log Rd., Aiken, SC. Memorial contributions may be directed to Silver Bluff High School JROTC, 64 Desoto Dr., Aiken, SC 29803. Please visit the online memorial at www.shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com . Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-December 19, 2006