Naomi Irby McGhee, 89, of Walton Drive, Appomattox, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Appomattox Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Richard Terry McGhee Jr.

Born in Grit on Oct. 21, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Florence Bailess and Hugh Irby. 

She attended Liberty Baptist Church. Naomi was the 1948 class valedictorian for Renan High School and worked in quality control at Altavista Weaving.

She is survived by a son, R. Terry McGhee III of Appomattox; two grandchildren, Abigail McGhee and Daniel McGhee of Appomattox; four brothers, Enek Irby and wife, Barbara, of Forest, Sam Irby of Hurt, Dwight Irby and wife, Debbie, of Burlington, N.C., and Buck Irby of Hurt; and sisters-in-law, Inez Irby and Joyce Irby.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Odessa Irby, Rev Irby, and Vera Hall and two brothers, Paul Irby and Timothy Irby.

A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, at Robinson Funeral Home officiated by the Rev. Rusty Small. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Highland Burial Park, Danville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Those wishing to make memorials please consider the American Alzheimer’s Association, 355 Rio Road West Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence can be sent by visiting