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Phone: 501-315-4047

George Wendell McGhee

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Published: February 10, 2013

George Wendell McGhee, age 76, of Alexander, died on Jan. 31, 2013, in Bryant, Ark. He was born on June 18, 1936, in Maryville, Tenn., to Charles and Jennie McGhee. George served in the Marines during The Korean War and was a postman, a barber, a salesman and a small businessman. He sold and fixed power tools all over the central Arkansas region and owned C & W Tool and Equipment Supply, Inc. in Little Rock, Ark. He was an honest and hardworking man all his life. He was stubborn and driven, loved country music, Oreos. and cornbread with milk. He loved his children and grandchildren, who called him "Grumpy," traveling in his fifth wheel, fishing and playing cards. George is survived by his ex-wife and good friend, Virginia Hunt McGhee of North Little Rock; son Anthony George McGhee and wife, Laura of North Little Rock; daughter Andrea McGhee McManus and husband Shane of Mohawk, N.Y.; son Michael Andrew McGhee and wife Marsha of Little Rock; son Jason Eric McGhee and wife Janet of Little Rock; his twin brother, Charles Winston McGhee and wife Yumie of Atoka, Tenn.; and older brother Hugh Mason McGhee of Maryville, Tenn. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren Danielle White, husband Matt; Amy Harrison, husband Bobby; Erin Calaway, husband Andrew; Casen McGhee, Kara McGhee, Logan McGhee, Tiernan McManus, and Anna Claire McGhee; step-grandchildren Jackson and Ava McDonald; niece Diana McGhee; nephews Charles Wendell McGhee, Ronald Ray McGhee, Michael Hugh McGhee and Mark Mason McGhee, as well as his three great-grand children, Abraham, Samuel, and Simone Harrison. A graveside service will be held on Feb. 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Ave., North Little Rock, Ark. 72120. Funeral arrangements are by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) in Benton, Ark. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Saline Memorial Health Foundation, 1 Medical Park Dr., Benton, Ark. 72015 (Please note on donation "For Hospice House"). You can breathe now Grumpy, dad, brother, uncle, and friend. We will always love you and you will forever be in our hearts. Online guestbook

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