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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: James E. 'Jim' McGhee

  • James E. “Jim” McGhee, age 55 of Shawneetown died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in the Harrisburg Medical Center.
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  • James E. "Jim" McGhee, age 55 of Shawneetown died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in the Harrisburg Medical Center.
    Jim as most knew him was born on March 12, 1957, to Edgar "Doc" and Virginia (Jefferies) McGhee. He was married to the former Mary (Benn) McGhee on July 30, 1974, she preceded him in death in 2006.
    Jim was truck driver most of his life before his sickness. He loved to hunt and fish, but mostly loved to be around his grandchildren.
    Jim is survived by a son, J.R. McGhee of Shawneetown; two daughters, Mary King of Shawneetown and Dianna McGhee of Shawneetown; his father- and mother-in-law, Edgar and Catherine McGhee; three sisters, Joanne McGhee of Shawneetown, Janet Johnson of Eldorado and Julie Booth of Mineral Mounds, Texas; and 11 grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter and a grandchild.
    Visitation for Jim will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown. His funeral will follow starting at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Randy Vaughn officiating and interment will follow in the Westwood cemetery in Shawneetown.
    You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com
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