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1939 James 2023

James Chilton McGehee

December 4, 1939 — December 16, 2023

Mount Airy, NC


James Chilton McGehee, 84, of Mount Airy, NC, passed on into paradise to be with his Lord & Savior on December 15, 2023.  He was born on December 4, 1939, to George & Freeda McGehee in Hurricane, WV.  Jim graduated from Hurricane High School and Morehead College, where he met the love of his life, Joy Belle Johnson McGehee.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Kimberly Hively (Jeff), James McGehee II (Nancy), and Shawn Hodge (Curtis); his grandchildren, Emilee Hinsley (Michael), Stephen Wilson (Erica), Ellen McKinney (Taylor), Grayson Hodge (Gabi), Marshall Hodge, Spencer McGehee, and Grace McGehee; and, his great-grandchildren: Levi, Hivelee, Carter, Rylan, Rhye, & Benjamin; and, his siblings, Doug McGehee (Mary Ellen), George Gregory McGehee, and Mary Margaret Duke (Lonnie).  He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Luke.


James will be remembered as a faithful teacher, coach, and school administrator.  The last half of his life was spent spreading the gospel in numerous ways at First Baptist Church of Hurricane where he served as the pastoral assistant for 19 years.  He was later a member, deacon, and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church of Mount Airy.  He served as a Sunday School teacher for over 60 years combined.


Two services will be held.  The first memorial service is at 11:00 am on December 20, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Mount Airy.  The second service will be at First Baptist Church of Hurricane, WV on December 22, 2023.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with a memorial service following at 12:00 pm.  A private graveside service will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Mountain Valley Hospice of Mount Airy, NC.  Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is serving the family.
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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church-Mt Airy

714 N Main St, Mt Airy, NC 27030

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