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James Elton McGhee March 18, 1946 - May 8, 2022

Born: Monday Mar 18, 1946

Died: Sunday May 8, 2022

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James Elton McGhee, 76, of Bassett, VA, passed on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA.

A funeral service will be held 2pm Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Faith Baptist Church, 348 Clarence Martin Rd, Bassett, VA 24055. Burial will follow at Wyatt Family Cemetery, 35 Peaceful Lane, Bassett, VA. A visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the ceremony, from 1-2pm.

James was born March 18, 1946, in Norfolk, VA, to the late Henry McGhee and Lovell Sanford McGhee. After high school, James received his associate’s degree. He worked as a cutter for Bassett-Walker, Inc. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Bassett. James enjoyed working in his yard and being outside. He loved his family.

He is survived by his son, Jason McGhee and wife, Cathy of Eden, NC; grandchildren, Aubrey and Lucas McGhee of Eden, NC; mother, Lovell Sanford McGhee of Collinsville, VA; brother, Carl McGhee of Collinsville, VA; sister, Shirley Brice (Jim) of Clifton, VA.

In addition to his father, James is preceded in death by his loving wife, Irma Louise Janney McGhee; son, James E McGhee, Jr.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Sympathy to the family. Jimmy was a dedicated hard worker at BW known him close to 50 years. Unfortunately I will not be able to come to the funeral Wednesday. He and Louise are together again in heaven.
Kind regards,

Tommy Harris
Bassett, VA

Tommy Harris
Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thomas and Deborah Nelson
deborah nelson
So sorry for your loss Jason.
Rick & Carrie Calkins
I am so sorry to hear of  Jimmy's passing.  I didn't hear in time to attend his funeral but certainly would have.  I am related through the late Maude Scott who was one of Henry Elton McGhee's sisters.  My mother was Arlene Scott Young.  Please know that I will be thinking of all of you during this sad time.  
Judith Y Bryant

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