Tifton Gazette


August 13, 2012

Elder Otis E. McGee

OCILLA — Elder Otis E. McGee, 86, of Ocilla, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, at the Ocilla Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Emerson Proctor, Elder W.H. Durrence, Elder Tommy McGee and Elder Paul Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Frank Cemetery.

Elder McGee was born April 1, 1926 in Irwinville to the late Jonathan and Sallie Burch McGee. He was educated in Mystic and was a farmer. He was formerly employed with the Inland Container Company, Weaver Milling Company, Tampa Nugget Wholesale Company and the Georgia Cigar and Tobacco Company. He was also a former life insurance agent for Liberty National, Family Fund Life and United Family Life, having worked for the agency office at Paulk Funeral Home. Elder McGee was a supply minister at Sturgeon Creek. He began full-time ministry Feb. 20, 1968 at Hickory Springs Primitive Baptist Church. He went on to serve Primitive Baptist churches at Fitzgerald, Cedar Creek, River Chapel, Mount Nebo and Ephesus. He retired while serving Ocilla Primitive Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Elder McGee was preceded in death by siblings, W.E. “Doc” McGee, Buster McGee, Mary Ivey, George McGee, J.B. McGee and Bonnie Kitchens.

Elder McGee is survived by his wife of 69 years, Peggy Kitchens McGee of Ocilla; children and their spouses, Elder Tommy and Shirley McGee of Collins; Sandra and Raymond Faircloth of Ocilla; Dr. David and Karen McGee of Tifton; and Michael and Brenda McGee of Vienna; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

The family suggests those desiring to send memorials may send them to the Primitive Baptist Foundation, c/o Darryl Harris, Secretary-Treasurer, P.O. Box 595, Roswell, GA 30077-0595. Paulk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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