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Linda B. McAlister

Linda B. McAlister, 66, of Lewisville, North Carolina, formerly of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, at home with her family by her side. She was born December 22, 1949, in Newark, New Jersey, to the late John and Helen Balogh. She was a graduate of Arts High School in Newark. She had been a buyer for Macy’s, and until his death, “Johnathan’s Mom.” Linda was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by a son, Johnathan Miles McAlister and a brother, Richard Kokinda.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 27 years, James Miles “Mac” McAlister; a brother, Thomas Kokinda and wife Judy of Sherborn, Massachusetts; a nephew, Peter Kokinda and wife Christina of Wrentham, Massachusetts; two stepsons, Jeffery McAlister of Lawsonville, North Carolina and James McAlister and wife Rita of Arlington, Texas; a stepdaughter, Amanda Tucker and husband Adam of Lawsonville, North Carolina; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and cousins.

The funeral will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Wright Funeral Service Chapel in Martinsville. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until time of the funeral. Entombment will follow at Fair Haven Memorial Park at 19690 A. L. Philpott Highway, Martinsville.

Wright Funeral Service is serving the McAlister family. On Line condolences may be made at

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