Oldest living PCI member dies

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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The oldest living World War II veteran in Alabama and the oldest living member of the Poarch Creek Indians has died.

Carl “Buster” McGhee, 102, of Poarch, formerly of Walnut Hill, Fla. passed away on July 2, 2019 in Atmore.

He was born to the late Littles and Ellen Colbert McGhee in Huxford, and served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII.

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Three years ago, McGhee celebrated his 99th birthday with his seven sons, according to Advance archives.

McGhee didn’t see any action in the war as he didn’t serve very long due to the fact that he had already had three children by then.

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.