Frank Ellis Yates1,2,3

M, b. June 9, 1920, d. November 15, 1943
FatherJohn Ellis Yates/Yeatts1,4,5,3 b. November 30, 1879, d. June 5, 1940
MotherSallie Bettie Walton1,4,5,3 b. August 2, 1883, d. November 16, 1972
     Frank Ellis Yates was buried at Richardson-Yates Family Cemetery, Ringgold, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.3 He was born on June 9, 1920 at Ringgold, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.2,6,3 He died on November 15, 1943 at Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina, at age 23; Died in an auto accident.6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 308, District 8, Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina1
1940Dwelling 215, District 17-12, Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina4

Occupation

1940Carpenter4

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  3. [S6379] Richardson-Yates Family Cemetery, Pittsylvania Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S6190] Swicegood-Barker Funeral Homes, online http://www.swicegood-barker.com/, From the Gladys Yeatts McGee obituary.
  6. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976.

Raymond Alfred Yeatts1,2,3

M, b. July 6, 1922, d. September 17, 2008
FatherJohn Ellis Yates/Yeatts4,5,6,1,3 b. November 30, 1879, d. June 5, 1940
MotherSallie Bettie Walton4,5,6,1,3 b. August 2, 1883, d. November 16, 1972
     Raymond Alfred Yeatts was buried at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milner Road, Suffolk, Virginia.1 He was born on July 6, 1922 at Danville, Virginia.1,7,8,3 He married Martha Louise Suit on April 12, 1941 at Danville, Virginia.3 Raymond Alfred Yeatts married Nancy Doris Crawford on September 12, 1945 at South Carolina.1,3 Raymond Alfred Yeatts and Nancy Doris Crawford were divorced on May 24, 1978 at Portsmouth, Virginia.3 Raymond Alfred Yeatts married Florence Ella Suit on November 26, 1978 at Danville, Virginia.3 Raymond Alfred Yeatts and Florence Ella Suit were divorced on August 10, 2004 at Virginia Beach, Virginia.3 Raymond Alfred Yeatts died on September 17, 2008 at Chesapeake, Virginia, at age 86.1,7,2 He CHESAPEAKE - Raymond A. Yeatts, 86, devoted father and grandfather, lost his final battle Sept. 17, 2008, to cancer. He passed in the presence of his beloved children. Born July 6, 1922, in Danville, he was the youngest child of the late John Ellis and Sallie Walton Yeatts. As a World War II veteran, he participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy Beach, Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Rhineland and the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp. He was honored as a member of the 941st Artillery Battalion and reportedly was one of only 23 soldiers of that group listed on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Upon discharge, Raymond relocated to the Olive Branch section of Portsmouth. He served as president of the Olive Branch Pony League for several years during which they captured the 1963 state championship. He excelled professionally as Parts and Service manager for several Portsmouth area auto dealerships. While at McCready Motors, he served as president of Ford Motor Companies Eastern division. His achievements were recognized by both Ford and Chrysler as top Parts Manager Nationals in 1979, Raymond was also a published author while in his 70s. He penned "Battlefield of Life" for his grandchildren as they enjoyed hearing his tales of his service to our country. Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Crawford Yeatts, in 1992 and a great-granddaughter, Makayla. He is survived by his sister, Gladys McGee; six children, Garland Yeatts, Roger Totten and wife Jeanette, Charlie Yeatts and Terri Staples, Raynelle Ricks and husband David, Beth Harris and husband Cecil, Harry Lee Yeatts; 12 grandchildren, Garland Yeatts Jr., Adam Yeatts, Troy Yeatts, Clay and wife Cindy, Clinton Yeatts, Danny Totten, Michael Totten and wife Kim, Jason Oldfield and his fiancée Dana Modlin, David Ian Ricks, Kody Ricks, Stephanie Costa and Joey Costa; seven great-grandchildren including a special great-grandson, Michael Raymond Yeatts, born July 31, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Pinecrest Baptist Church by the Rev. Tom Potter with burial in Horton Veteran Cemetery. Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, is handling the arrangements. on September 18, 2008.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 308, District 8, Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina4
1940Dwelling 215, District 17-12, Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina5

Family 1

Martha Louise Suit b. September 3, 1920
Marriage*Raymond Alfred Yeatts married Martha Louise Suit on April 12, 1941 at Danville, Virginia.3 
Child
  • Garland Ray Yeatts1,3

Family 2

Nancy Doris Crawford b. March 9, 1923, d. September 23, 1992
Marriage*Raymond Alfred Yeatts married Nancy Doris Crawford on September 12, 1945 at South Carolina.1,3 
Divorce* Raymond Alfred Yeatts and Nancy Doris Crawford were divorced on May 24, 1978 at Portsmouth, Virginia.3 
Children
  • Harry Lee Yeatts1
  • Charles Hugh "Charlie" Yeatts1,3
  • Nancy Raynelle Yeatts1,3
  • Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Yeatts1,3

Family 3

Florence Ella Suit b. August 13, 1926
Marriage*Raymond Alfred Yeatts married Florence Ella Suit on November 26, 1978 at Danville, Virginia.3 
Divorce* Raymond Alfred Yeatts and Florence Ella Suit were divorced on August 10, 2004 at Virginia Beach, Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S731] Virginian-Pilot, From the Raymond A. Yeatts obituary in the Sep 18, 2008 edition.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S6190] Swicegood-Barker Funeral Homes, online http://www.swicegood-barker.com/, From the Gladys Yeatts McGee obituary.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

Edgar Fisher McGee1,2,3

M, b. May 15, 1894, d. November 21, 1958
     Edgar Fisher McGee was buried at Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville, Virginia.2,3 He was born on May 15, 1894 at Caswell Co., North Carolina.3 He married Gladys Mae Yeatts, daughter of John Ellis Yates/Yeatts and Sallie Bettie Walton, circa 1927.1,3,4,5 Edgar Fisher McGee died on November 21, 1958 at Danville, Virginia, at age 64.1,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 396, District 8, Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina4
1940Dwelling 381, District 17-12, Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina6

Occupation

1930Farmer4
1940Cotton mill worker6

Family

Gladys Mae Yeatts b. March 31, 1910, d. October 12, 2010
Marriage*Edgar Fisher McGee married Gladys Mae Yeatts, daughter of John Ellis Yates/Yeatts and Sallie Bettie Walton, circa 1927.1,3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S6190] Swicegood-Barker Funeral Homes, online http://www.swicegood-barker.com/, From the Gladys Yeatts McGee obituary.
  2. [S3518] Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S6370] Wilkerson Funeral Home, online http://www.wilkersonfuneral.com/, From the Alma McGee Cross obituary.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S2579] GoDanRiver.com, From the John Herndon McGee obituary in the Feb 16, 2016 edition.
  9. [S6378] Wrenn-Yeatts Memorial Funeral Home, online http://www.wrenn-yeatts.com/, From the Betty McGee Paige obituary.
  10. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.

Mary Frances Purgason1,2

F, b. September 18, 1914, d. November 26, 2001
     Her Social Security Number was 238-12-6791.3 Mary Frances Purgason was born on September 18, 1914 at Reidsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.2,4,3 As of November 11, 1934,her married name was Yates.2 She married Larry Jackson Yates, son of John Ellis Yates/Yeatts and Sallie Bettie Walton, on November 11, 1934 at Danville, Virginia.2,5,1 Mary Frances Purgason died on November 26, 2001 at Chesapeake, Virginia, at age 87.3,6

Census Records

1940Dwelling 6, District 79-29, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina4

Family

Larry Jackson Yates b. October 10, 1908, d. May 2, 1998
Marriage*Mary Frances Purgason married Larry Jackson Yates, son of John Ellis Yates/Yeatts and Sallie Bettie Walton, on November 11, 1934 at Danville, Virginia.2,5,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S731] Virginian-Pilot, From the Larry J. Yates obituary in the May 4, 1998 edition.
  2. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  9. [S593] Daily Press, From the Larry Donald Yates obituary in the Sep 24, 2001 edition.

Larry Donald Yates1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. November 24, 1935, d. September 19, 2001
FatherLarry Jackson Yates1,2,3,5 b. October 10, 1908, d. May 2, 1998
MotherMary Frances Purgason1,2,3,5,7 b. September 18, 1914, d. November 26, 2001
     His Social Security Number was 224-40-4532.8 Larry Donald Yates was born on November 24, 1935 at Reidsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.8,3,4,5 He married Myrna Elizabeth White on August 10, 1957 at Portsmouth, Virginia.3 Larry Donald Yates and Myrna Elizabeth White were divorced on April 11, 1979 at Chesapeake, Virginia.4 Larry Donald Yates married Merrilyn Sue Jackson on January 1, 1982 at Virginia Beach, Virginia.3 Larry Donald Yates and Merrilyn Sue Jackson were divorced on May 25, 1993 at Norfolk, Virginia.4 Larry Donald Yates died on September 19, 2001 at Hampton, Virginia, at age 65.8,6,7 He Larry Donald Yates, 65, of the 2000 block of Cunningham Drive, Hampton, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at his residence. A native of Reidsville, N.C., he worked in the maintenance department of MDV-Nash Finch Corporation. He was also in the beauty supply business for 30 years. He is survived by his mother, Mary Frances Yates of Chesapeake; six grandchildren, Jacob and Jimmy Cole, Chelsea and Cameron, Casey and Kyleigh; three stepsons, Rich, Mike and Chris Jackson and their wives, Amy, Kim and Kelly; best friend and pervious wife, Merrilyn Sue "Susie" Muller of Fort Myers, Fla; two uncles; one cousin; and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513. on September 24, 2001.7

Census Records

1940Dwelling 6, District 79-29, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina2

Family 1

Myrna Elizabeth White
Marriage*Larry Donald Yates married Myrna Elizabeth White on August 10, 1957 at Portsmouth, Virginia.3 
Divorce* Larry Donald Yates and Myrna Elizabeth White were divorced on April 11, 1979 at Chesapeake, Virginia.4 

Family 2

Merrilyn Sue Jackson
Marriage*Larry Donald Yates married Merrilyn Sue Jackson on January 1, 1982 at Virginia Beach, Virginia.3 
Divorce* Larry Donald Yates and Merrilyn Sue Jackson were divorced on May 25, 1993 at Norfolk, Virginia.4 

Citations

  1. [S731] Virginian-Pilot, From the Larry J. Yates obituary in the May 4, 1998 edition.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  5. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S593] Daily Press, From the Larry Donald Yates obituary in the Sep 24, 2001 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Alma Gladys McGee1,2,3

F, b. July 15, 1931, d. April 18, 2017
FatherEdgar Fisher McGee1,2,4,5,6 b. May 15, 1894, d. November 21, 1958
MotherGladys Mae Yeatts1,2,4,5,6 b. March 31, 1910, d. October 12, 2010
     Alma Gladys McGee Alma McGee Cross, 85, of Reidsville, passed away on April 18, 2017. A memorial service will be held at Noon on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Wilkerson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private in Reidlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Cross was born July 15, 1931 in Caswell County to the late Edgar and Gladys Yeatts McGee. She was a member of Lowe's United Methodist Church and was a Volunteer at Penn Nursing Center and Annie Penn Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of forth-nine years, Harold W. Cross; her youngest sister, Betty Paige and her brother John McGee. Survivors include two sons, Ray Cross; Dan Cross and wife, Melissa; one daughter, Beth Cross Solseth and husband, Eddie; three grandsons, Alan, Josh and Jordan Cross; one sister, Mary Herndon; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375 or to Lowe's United Methodist Church, 3191 NC Hwy 37, Reidsville, NC 27320.4 She was buried at Reidlawn Cemetery, 1530 Barnes Street, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.4 She was born on July 15, 1931 at Caswell Co., North Carolina.4 As of June 8, 1954,her married name was Cross.3 She married Harold Wingfield Cross on June 8, 1954 at Caswell Co., North Carolina.3,4,7 Alma Gladys McGee died on April 18, 2017 at Reidsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina, at age 85.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 381, District 17-12, Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina2

Family

Harold Wingfield Cross b. July 1, 1924, d. October 1, 2003
Marriage*Alma Gladys McGee married Harold Wingfield Cross on June 8, 1954 at Caswell Co., North Carolina.3,4,7 
Children
  • Raymond A. "Ray" Cross4,7
  • J. Dan Cross4,7
  • Beth Cross4,7

Citations

  1. [S6190] Swicegood-Barker Funeral Homes, online http://www.swicegood-barker.com/, From the Gladys Yeatts McGee obituary.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  4. [S6370] Wilkerson Funeral Home, online http://www.wilkersonfuneral.com/, From the Alma McGee Cross obituary.
  5. [S2579] GoDanRiver.com, From the John Herndon McGee obituary in the Feb 16, 2016 edition.
  6. [S6378] Wrenn-Yeatts Memorial Funeral Home, online http://www.wrenn-yeatts.com/, From the Betty McGee Paige obituary.
  7. [S6370] Wilkerson Funeral Home, online http://www.wilkersonfuneral.com/, From the Harold Wingfield Cross obituary.

Harold Wingfield Cross1,2,3

M, b. July 1, 1924, d. October 1, 2003
     Harold Wingfield Cross was buried at Reidlawn Cemetery, 1530 Barnes Street, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.2 His Social Security Number was 245-30-3937.3 He Mr. Harold Wingfield Cross, 79, of 1625 Grooms Road, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at Annie Penn Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at the Wilkerson funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Reidlawn Cemetery. Mr. Cross was born in Rockingham County to the late Howard E. and Ione Blackwell Cross. He was retired from Liggett and Myers Tobacco as a buyer and was a lifetime farmer. He attended the Lowes United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Cross and brother, Spencer Cross. He is survived by his wife, Alma McGee Cross of the home; sons, Raymond A. Cross of Stokes and J. Dan Cross and wife, Melissa, of Reidsville; daughter, Beth Cross Solseth and husband, Eddie, of Lexington; grandchildren, Jordan, Alan and Josh Cross; sister, Frances Cross Gammon and husband, Drewey of Ruffin and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home.2 He was born on July 1, 1924 at Reidsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.3 He married Alma Gladys McGee, daughter of Edgar Fisher McGee and Gladys Mae Yeatts, on June 8, 1954 at Caswell Co., North Carolina.1,4,2 Harold Wingfield Cross died on October 1, 2003 at Reidsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina, at age 79.2,3

Family

Alma Gladys McGee b. July 15, 1931, d. April 18, 2017
Marriage*He married Alma Gladys McGee, daughter of Edgar Fisher McGee and Gladys Mae Yeatts, on June 8, 1954 at Caswell Co., North Carolina.1,4,2 
Children
  • Raymond A. "Ray" Cross4,2
  • J. Dan Cross4,2
  • Beth Cross4,2

Citations

  1. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  2. [S6370] Wilkerson Funeral Home, online http://www.wilkersonfuneral.com/, From the Harold Wingfield Cross obituary.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S6370] Wilkerson Funeral Home, online http://www.wilkersonfuneral.com/, From the Alma McGee Cross obituary.

Betty Fisher McGee1,2,3,4

F, b. May 15, 1938, d. October 13, 2010
FatherEdgar Fisher McGee1,2,5,6,4 b. May 15, 1894, d. November 21, 1958
MotherGladys Mae Yeatts1,2,5,6,4 b. March 31, 1910, d. October 12, 2010
     Betty Fisher McGee Betty McGee Paige, 72, of 236 Old Church Road Swansboro, NC formerly of Danville, VA went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Carteret General Hospital, Moorhead City, NC. Born in Pelham, NC on May 15, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Gladys McGee and the late Edgar McGee. Betty was married to Dewey George Paige, Jr. for fifty one years, who survives of the home. She was a member of Westover Hills United Methodist Church and had worked as an office manger at Pet Dairy and later operated the Lil Ol' Snack Shop in downtown Danville. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Greg Paige of Danville, VA; one daughter Angie Hylton and her husband Ronnie of Danville, VA; four grandchildren, Christi Paige, Taylor Paige, Amitie Hylton and Walker Hylton all of Danville, VA; one great grandchild, Madison Ankofski; two sisters, Mary Herndon of Pine Mountain GA, Alma Cross of Reidsville, NC; and one brother John McGee and his wife Nancy of Danville, VA.4 She was buried at Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville, Virginia.7 She was born on May 15, 1938 at Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina.8,4 As of February 7, 1959,her married name was Paige.3 She married Dewey George Paige Jr. on February 7, 1959 at Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina.1,3,4 Betty Fisher McGee died on October 13, 2010 at Morehead City, Carteret Co., North Carolina, at age 72.8,4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 381, District 17-12, Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina2

Family

Dewey George Paige Jr.
Marriage*Betty Fisher McGee married Dewey George Paige Jr. on February 7, 1959 at Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina.1,3,4 
Children
  • Greg Paige4
  • Angie Paige4

Citations

  1. [S6190] Swicegood-Barker Funeral Homes, online http://www.swicegood-barker.com/, From the Gladys Yeatts McGee obituary.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  4. [S6378] Wrenn-Yeatts Memorial Funeral Home, online http://www.wrenn-yeatts.com/, From the Betty McGee Paige obituary.
  5. [S6370] Wilkerson Funeral Home, online http://www.wilkersonfuneral.com/, From the Alma McGee Cross obituary.
  6. [S2579] GoDanRiver.com, From the John Herndon McGee obituary in the Feb 16, 2016 edition.
  7. [S3518] Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

John Herndon McGee Sr.1,2,3

M, b. August 31, 1933, d. February 15, 2016
FatherEdgar Fisher McGee1,4,5,2,3,6 b. May 15, 1894, d. November 21, 1958
MotherGladys Mae Yeatts1,4,5,2,3,6 b. March 31, 1910, d. October 12, 2010
     John Herndon McGee Sr. was buried at Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville, Virginia.2,7 He was born on August 31, 1933 at Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina.2 He married Nancy Marie Stroud on March 5, 1954 at Caswell Co., North Carolina.3 John Herndon McGee Sr. died on February 15, 2016 at Virginia at age 82.2 He John Herndon McGee, age 82, of 128 Dyerwood Pl., Danville, Va., went to be home with our Lord on February 15, 2016, after being in declining health for several months.Mr. McGee was born on August 31, 1933, in Pelham, N.C., son of the late Edgar Fisher McGee and the late Gladys May Yeatts McGee.He was raised in the Pelham area and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He worked at Dan River Mills for 16 years after his military service and retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1992 after 21 years of service. Mr. McGee was a lifelong member of Pelham United Methodist Church where he served on several different committees. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Duke basketball and stock car racing. He was a devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Betty McGee Paige.He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy Marie Stroud McGee, of the residence. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Nancy M. Ford and husband, Simeon Jr., of Forest, Va; one son, John H. "Mac" McGee Jr. and wife, June, also of Forest, Va; two sisters, Mary M. Herndon of Pine Mountain, Ga., and Alma M. Cross of Reidsville, N.C; four grandchildren, Simeon S. Ford, III and wife, Deidra of Nashville, Tenn., Christen F. Walczak and husband, Michael of Chicago, Ill., Allison A. McGee of Manning, S.C., and Brett H. McGee of Washington, D.C; and four great-grandchildren, Simeon Ford IV, Piper Ford, Elise Walczak, and Ford Walczak. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 19, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Townes Memorial Chapel in Danville with the Rev. Lee Eggers officiating. Interment will follow the service at Danville Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Townes Funeral Home on Friday, prior to the service, from 12 until 1:30 p.m. and at other times they will be at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Centra Hospice Lynchburg, 3300 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503, Pelham United Methodist Church, 594 Red Marshall Rd., Pelham, NC 27311 or Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, 9983 NC Hwy 700, Ruffin, NC 27311. Townes Funeral Home and Crematory, 215 West Main Street, is serving the McGee family. on February 17, 2016.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 381, District 17-12, Pelham, Caswell Co., North Carolina4

Family

Nancy Marie Stroud
Marriage*John Herndon McGee Sr. married Nancy Marie Stroud on March 5, 1954 at Caswell Co., North Carolina.3 
Children
  • Nancy McGee2
  • John Herndon "Mac" McGee Jr.2

Citations

  1. [S6190] Swicegood-Barker Funeral Homes, online http://www.swicegood-barker.com/, From the Gladys Yeatts McGee obituary.
  2. [S2579] GoDanRiver.com, From the John Herndon McGee obituary in the Feb 16, 2016 edition.
  3. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S6370] Wilkerson Funeral Home, online http://www.wilkersonfuneral.com/, From the Alma McGee Cross obituary.
  6. [S6378] Wrenn-Yeatts Memorial Funeral Home, online http://www.wrenn-yeatts.com/, From the Betty McGee Paige obituary.
  7. [S3518] Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com