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Carl McGhee Carl “Buster” McGhee

Carl McGhee Carl “Buster” McGhee, 102, of Poarch, and formerly of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away July 2, 2019 in Atmore. He was born to the late Littles and Ellen Colbert McGhee in Huxford. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was the oldest living World War II veteran and Poarch Creek Tribal Member in the state of Alabama. He was an avid fisherman and was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Atrebee “Bootee” Dees McGhee; six brothers; a sister; a son, Stephen McGhee; and granddaughter, Rhonda Kay McGhee. He is survived by his children Gilbert (Mary) McGhee of Walnut Hill, Carl Farron “Fay” McGhee of Poarch, Robert (Annette) McGhee of Saraland, Glenn (Billie) McGhee of Pensacola, Fla., Larry E. McGhee of Poarch, Harold (Lynna) McGhee of Brewton and Sandra (Larue) Chunn of Theodore; one sister, Thelma Henson of Frost Proof, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held July 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. from the Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. James Boyd and Bro. Rowdy Boyte officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Will McGhee, Charlie McGhee, Kenneth McGhee, Ronnie McGhee, Roger Howard, Robert Howard, Paul Howard and Kenneth Manning. Honorary pallbearers were Randy McGhee, Doyle McGhee, Tim McGhee Ben Colbert, Jerry Colbert, Marty Henson, Wayne McGhee, Wendell McGhee and Dicky Johnson. Visitation was July 5, 2019 from the Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.