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SC man's dying wish to adopt child granted

Aug 7, 2011 12:15:00 AM - thestate.com
The doctor in the hospital July 6 looked across at Marshall McClain, so strong all his 61 years of life until the pancreatic cancer took it all. He said two words: "Days - maybe."

Marshall looked at his wife, Tracey, and the baby that was his whole life the past few months. The baby was named Alyssa but with a different last name than McClain on that day.

"Let's go home, Tracey," Marshall said.

Home is where they went, outside Sharon. Marshall McClain, truck driver, business owner, Vietnam War combat infantry veteran, father and husband and even a new grandfather, went home to die.

But there was a problem. As problems go, this was a biggie.

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