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In Memory of

Ruby McGhee

June 28, 1924 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Elder Ruby Frances Estella Hairston McGhee, 92, daughter of James Isaac and Bertha Gallant Hairston was born June 28, 1924 in Bassett, Virginia. She passed away peacefully at home early Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016.

She worked and retired from Bassett- Walker. She was a faithful member of her home church Gethsemane and later began worshipping as a watch care member at Mt. Carmel Holiness Church. She continued to minister and serve on the Mother's Board at Mt. Carmel.

Elder Ruby gave her life to the Lord at the early age of twelve....

Elder Ruby Frances Estella Hairston McGhee, 92, daughter of James Isaac and Bertha Gallant Hairston was born June 28, 1924 in Bassett, Virginia. She passed away peacefully at home early Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016.

She worked and retired from Bassett- Walker. She was a faithful member of her home church Gethsemane and later began worshipping as a watch care member at Mt. Carmel Holiness Church. She continued to minister and serve on the Mother's Board at Mt. Carmel.

Elder Ruby gave her life to the Lord at the early age of twelve. Her many, many years of service for her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ included Church Nurse, Choir Member and Sunday School Teacher.
She was instrumental in starting the Prayer Band Union and startup of many Missionary Departments in several churches of the Greater International Pentecostal Holiness Churches, Inc.

She accepted the call to preach and was duly licensed to preach, according to the word of God and the discipline of The Pentecostal Holiness Church. She continued to further her education as a minister by attending the Pentecostal School of Theology and later elevated to the title of Elder. She faithfully served as the president of G.I.P.H.C., Inc. Women's convention for twenty seven years.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Deacon Howard McGhee and daughter Sidney McGhee, parents, James Isaac and Bertha Hairston; grandson Effron McGhee, brothers James Lester Hairston and Cleveland Columbus Hairston, sisters Bessie Hairston Snell and Mildred Hairston Holt.

She leaves to cherish her memory three sons; Howard E. McGhee, Jr. (Margaret), of Bassett, VA, Issac McGhee (Wanda) of Martinsville, VA and Marion McGhee (Debbie) of Bassett, VA, two daughters; Ms. Bubbee McGhee and Miss Natalie McGhee, both of the home. Ruby had nine grandchildren, fourteen great- grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren. Brothers; Colonel Pete Hairston, Leonard P. Hairston, Elijah C. Hairston (Mary) and Lazarus (Barbara) Hairston of Bassett, VA and Frank Odell Hairston of Milford, CT and sisters; Claudia Preston and Bertha Stokes of Bassett, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Ruby's funeral will be held Saturday, December 3rd 2016 at The Pentecostal Assembly Building at 1:00 p.m.. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service.

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.