|Published: 10:13 AM, 07/23/2013
||Last updated: 10:13 AM, 07/23/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Hundreds of friends joined the family of Roger
McClanahan, Circuit Court bailiff, at Wilsonville Baptist Church to celebrate
the life of the popular courthouse figure who died suddenly Friday morning of
an apparent heart attack at his home.
Court officials became concerned Friday when McClanahan
failed to report for work, and sheriff's deputy was sent to his home.
McClanahan, 72, had been employed by the Circuit Court
for over four years, starting during the tenure of former Sheriff Claude
"Roger will truly, truly be missed," said
Circuit Court Clerk Peggy Lane early Monday morning. "He took care of
everything, anything that needed to be done.
"He always had all our paperwork, books, and files
in place for court," she continued, "both for me and for the judge.
He also took care of the jury. He accompanied the jury to and from their room
and stayed with them during their deliberations. He set up transportation for
the jury. All you had to do was ask, and Roger would take care of
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