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Obituary for James "Bill" Merrill McGee

Mr. James “Bill” Merrill McGee, of LaGrange, passed away on May 9, 2023. He was born in Brooks County, Georgia on July, 23, 1932 to the late Hazel and Johnny McGee. He served our country with honor in the United States Army. Following his years in the Army, Mr. McGee retired after a very successful career with Lukken Chevrolet. He worked there for 37 years and received many distinguished honors during that time. Mr. McGee was also a long time member of Rosemont Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McGee is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ruth McGee; his children, James “Jimmy” Eual McGee, Vickie Leigh McGee, and Sherry McGee Welborn; his siblings, Thomas McGee and Betty Allen; his grandchild, Roxanne Murphy; his great grandchild, Matthew Joshua Cole Welborn-Milner.

Mr. McGee is survived by his granddaughters, Kimberly Harris (Steven) and Jennifer Conte (Michael); his great grandchildren, Alyssa Kanganis (Dean), Alexis Stitcher, Haleigh Welborn, Bella Conte, Mallie Conte, Hannah Harris, and Sarah Jenkins; his nieces, nephews, and other extended family. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as they make their way through this very challenging time.

The funeral service will be held at Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter-Allen-Myhand at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2023. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until service time on Saturday. The committal service will directly follow the funeral and will be held at Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange. Pastor Max McCord and Pastor Adam Camp will officiate the service.