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Willie L. McGill Sr.

By Joshua Smith

Elba - Mr. Willie L. McGill Sr., 82, of Elba and most recently a resident at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, died Wednesday, (December 15, 2010) at the Buffalo General Hospital.

Mr. McGill was born April 18, 1928 in Rhine, Georgia, a son of the late Willie and Minnie Mae (Johnson) McGill.

Mr. McGill was a machinist at Doehler Jarvis and also drove refuge truck for the ARC. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elba and enjoyed reading his Bible. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a sports fan, especially of the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills. Mr. McGill loved life and his family and friends.

Survivors include his children, Hazel Walker of Lockport, Willie McGill Jr. of Elba, Marcus (Cindy) McGill of Hemlock, Dorsie (Melissia) McGill of Batavia and Robert (Penny) McGill of Churchville; a brother, Gary (Ann) McGill of Georgia; a sister, Elain (Joseph) Manning of Georgia; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

His wife, Orgia McGill died in 2004. He is also predeceased by his brothers and sisters and is the father-in-law of the late Ruth Ann McGill and Robert Walker.

Calling hours are Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Elba, 31 South Main Street, Elba. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Elba, 31 South Main Street, Elba, N.Y. 14058. Condolences may be made at

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