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Archie Luther McGhee

February 6, 1923 ~ June 30, 2007 (age 84)

Archie Luther McGhee, 84 of Willow Grove, PA, formerly of North East and Elkton, died Saturday, June 30, 2007 at home. Born in Beckley, WV, on February 6, 1923, he was the son of the late Luther S. and the late Carlie Gunther McGhee. Mr. McGhee was the husband of 59 years to Janet Ruth Brackett McGhee of Willow Grove, PA. He retired from the U.S. Navy, and as an Air Conditioning Refrigeration Mechanic at Perry Point VA. He spent 20 years in Submarine Service during World War II, serving in combat in the South Pacific. A resident of Cecil County for over 60 years, he was a lifetime member of North East Fire Co. and the NARFE; and a member of the First Baptist Church of North East, during which time he served as Chaplain at Cecil County Detention Center. He loved soul winning and crabbing. In addition to his loving wife, survivors include his children: Edward McGhee and his wife Marilyn of Lima, OH; Kathy Miller and her husband Skip of Elkton, MD; Robert McGhee of Elkton, MD; Ginni Takeuchi and her husband Tad of Willow Grove, PA; Cindy Horsman and her husband John of Greenwood, DE, Sandy McGhee of Milford, DE and Jerry McGhee of VA; also one sister: Juliann Brown of North East, MD; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of North East, 206 Mechanics Valley Road, North East, MD, where family and friends may call from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Hokuf will officiate. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Elkton, MD.

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