Bernice T. McGhee

Published 12:04 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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Mrs. Bernice Tripp McGhee, 81, passed away on Sun., Feb. 12, 2023, at her home in the Poarch Community of Atmore.

Mrs. McGhee is preceded in death by her parents, William (Pearl) Tripp; her siblings, Roady Tripp, Vinice Tripp, William Lee Tripp and Leon Tripp; her husband, John Arthur McGhee; her daughter, Sheila McGhee Caraway; her beloved granddaughter, Maggie Pearl Caraway; her son in law, James (Jimmy) Dean; sister in laws, Marie Martin, Francis Robbins, Julian Stacey and Hattie Mae McGhee; and brother in law, Clifton McGhee.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Michael) Johnson, of LaGrange, Ga., Sherry (Kenneth) Howell, of Helena and Kimberly Dean, of Atmore; her sister in law, Maxine Johnson, of Atmore; her brothers, Bryan (Ellen) Tripp, of Zion, Ill. and Veron Tripp, of Holdenville, Okla.; her sisters, Georgie (Ted) Lewis, of Bowlegs, Okla., Cleady Johnson, of Tampa, Fla. and Betty Coleman, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her grandchildren, Olivia (Thomas) Morgan, of Marietta, Ga., Mason (Catie) Dean, of Auburn, Nicholas Howell and Sophia Howell, of Helena, James (Emily) Dean of Spanish Fort, Jon (Malori) Dean, of Atmore and Miranda Hudson, of Atmore; her great-grandchildren, Porter James Dean, Mallie Claire Dean, Emilia Pearl Hudson and Carson Elizabeth Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Funeral services will be held this Fri., Feb. 17, 2023 at noon at Poarch Community Church with the Rev. Josh Long officiating.

Burial will follow at Judson Creek Indian Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Feb. 17, 2023 from 11 a.m. until service time at Poarch Community Church.

Pallbearers will be Mason Dean, Jon Dean, James Dean, Nicholas Howell, Kenneth Howell and Thomas Morgan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Johnson and Nathan Martin.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home LLC of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.