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Larry Thomas McGehee

Larry Thomas McGehee

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:08 pm

Dr. Larry Thomas McGehee, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at his residence. A memorial celebration will be made public at a later date. McGehee was born May 18, 1936, in Paris, son of the late George Eugene McGehee and Margaret Thomas McGehee. He was educated in Paris public schools and was a graduate of Transylvania University and Yale University. He was retired vice president and professor of religion at Wofford College, former chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin and former administrator of the University of Alabama. Dr. McGehee was an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Alpha Order. He wrote a weekly column, “Southern Seen,” for more than 100 newspapers. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Boden McGehee; two daughters, Elizabeth Hathhorn McGehee of Baltimore, Md.; and Margaret Thomas McGehee and her husband, Daniel Paul Parson of Clinton, S.C. The family requests memorials be made to the Elizabeth B. and Larry T. McGehee Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wofford College, 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303; to the library of Transylvania University; or to the library of the University of Tennessee at Martin. An online guest register is available at wcp 10-28-08


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