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Dorothy Emge McGhee

March 19, 1930 ~ April 13, 2022 (age 92)


McGhee, Dorothy Emge age 92 of Knoxville, TN, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living. Born in Nashville, TN, she also lived in Jackson, TN, and Chattanooga, TN. She was a graduate of Central High School, Knoxville, and attended the University of Tennessee. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville where she served as a librarian and helped plan and organize the church’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. She served on the board and was president of the Knoxville Nativity Pageant. She had a passion for doll collecting and was for many years known as the “Doll Doctor” at a local toy store. Preceded in death by her parents, John Gilbert and Francis Emge, Sr.; infant son, Alan LaTain McGhee; husband, LaTain Smith McGhee; and brother, John Gilbert “Jack” Emge, Jr. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Glenn Siler, Maryville; son and daughter-inlaw, Kevin and Connie McGhee, Nashville; sister, Donna Bruce, Chattanooga; and sister-in-law, Janice Emge, Knoxville; and nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel from 12:00pm-2:00pm on Saturday, April 16th followed by a graveside service at 3:00pm at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite mission or charity. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the McGhee family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.

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April 16, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel (Lynnhurst Cemetery)

Graveside Service
April 16, 2022

3:00 PM
Lynnhurst Cemetery
2300 Adair Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918

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