Shirley Lamar McGhee

Published 5:02 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Mr. Shirley Lamar “Von” McGhee, 77, of Poarch, passed peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones.

Shirley was born in Atmore on November 21, 1942. He was a proud member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eldnar McGhee; three sons, Stevie McGhee, Derrick McGhee and Kevin (Tawana) McGhee, all of Poarch; two daughters, Teresa (Terry) Smith of Poarch and Pamela (Willie) Yates of Flomaton; special nieces, Shirley “Pug” (Aubrey) Roberson of Poarch and Margaret (Ronnie) Baggett of Huxford; five brothers, James Martin of Spanish Fort, Phillip (Donna) Martin of Huxford, Matt (Denise) Martin of Flomaton, Randy (Carrie) Martin of Poarch and Ellis (Cindy) Martin of Wetumpka; three sisters, Olivette McGhee of Poarch, Patricia Ann Tew of Brundidge and Angela Devilbiss of Perdido; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Shirley is preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Ann McGhee; his parents, Willie Lee (AD) Martin and Shirley McGhee of Poarch; three brothers, Alex “Jody” Martin of Poarch, Robert “Bobby” Martin of Atmore and Earl McGhee of Foley; and two grandchildren, Courtney and TyAnthony McGhee.

Funeral services were held January 31, 2020, from the Atmore Apostolic Church with Rev. Tim James and Bro. Hunter Richardson serving as officiants. Interment followed in Judson Indian Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jarrod Tew, James Agerton, Brady Tew, Lucas Martin, Brad Martin and Brice Agerton.

Honorary pallbearers were his nephews.

Visitation was held January 30 at the Atmore Apostolic Church.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.