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Eddie Leroy McGee, age 89, of McGee Road in Spruce Pine passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the home of his daughter Glenda Hollifield.
A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Kelly and Maude Gillespie McGee. He was preceded in death by three brothers; Clifford, Gilbert, and Wilburn McGee. He was a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. He was a ginseng collector, and enjoyed fishing and hiking around his old home place in the Straight Fork and Round Bottom areas in the Great Smoky Mountains.
The funeral services for Eddie McGee will be held on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home. The Rev. David Philbeck will officiate the services. Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour in the funeral home chapel.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-six years; Jessie H. McGee of the home; a daughter; Glenda M. Hollifield of Spruce Pine; a son; Garrison E. McGee of New Smyrna Beach, FL; a sister; Ruth M. Williams of Spruce Pine; two brothers; Earl McGee of Newdale and Luther McGee of Columbus, Ind.; two grandsons; Chris and Matt Hollifield both of Spruce Pine; four great grandchildren; Ethan Hollifield; Rebekah Hollifield; Hannah Hollifield; and Timothy McGee Hollifield.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to either: Hospice of Mitchell County or Friends of Smokies.
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