Miriam Ruth “Ruthie” McGhee

September 20, 2022

Ms. Miriam Ruth “Ruthie” McGhee, age 56, passed away, Thursday, September 15, 2022 in Atmore, AL. She was a resident of Poarch, AL. most of her life, and was a proud member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. She was a member of the Dyas Assembly of God Church.

She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved her heritage and always loved to travel. She was a”2022” contestant for the Elder Princess Contest. She obtained the qualifications to become a Tribal Artisan for her beadwork. Her passion was watching her family during NAYO and NASA and many other sporting events.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alton Jackson and Julia Ann McGhee, grandmother, Lunie Mae McGhee, three aunts, Hattie Mae (Howard) McGhee, Marie (Otha) Martin, Frances (Billy) Robbins, and one uncle, John Arthur McGhee.

She is survived by her two sons, Heath (Heather) Wiggins, of Excel, AL; Nolan (Alex) Wiggins, of Gulf Shores, AL; one daughter, Taylor Wiggins, Poarch, AL; two brothers, Rodney McGhee, of Atmore, AL; Lathaniel (Pam) McGhee, of Pensacola, FL; two sisters, Juliette (Larry) Haikey, of Poarch, AL; Stephanie (Keith) Bryan, of Atmore, AL; two aunts, Ellen “Maxine” Johnson, of Poarch, AL; Bernice McGhee, of Poarch, AL; ten grandchildren, Aubree Wiggins, Parker Wiggins, Knox Wiggins, McCoy Wiggins, Karsyn Wiggins, Rush Wiggins, Brantley Wiggins, Charlie Wiggins, Jackson Newton, Molly Ann Newton, plus granddaughter Wiggins on the way, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 2:30 PM at Judson Creek Indian Cemetery with Rev. Don Sanks officiating.

Burial will follow at Judson Creek Indian Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nolan Wiggins, Rodney McGhee, Logan McGhee, Jeremy McGhee, Brannon Sanspree, and Chase Amerson.


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