Floyd “Bodie” McGhee, 78, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.

Born Feb. 24, 1934, in Wesson, he was the son of John Lee McGhee and Onie Mae Green McGhee. He was retired from the die cast department at Prescolite.

He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church No. 2.

†He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Celia Mae Coleman McGhee; and a daughter, Patricia Allen.

Survivors include a son, Floyd D. McGhee Jr. of El Dorado; six daughters, Brenda Eutsey, Melinda Turner and Carla Burns, of El Dorado, Elois Cleveland Gaye, of Las Vegas, Regina Lawson of El Cerrito, Calif., and Tina McGhee of Oakland, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morning Star Baptist Church No. 2, College and 19th Street, with the Rev. Felton Burgie officiating. Burial will be in El Bethel Cemetery in Three Creeks under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.

Public viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family will be at 222 Chula Vista in El Dorado.

Published: 09/07/2012