A retired attorney, a Judge of the 19th Judicial District Court and served three terms as a Legislator representing East Baton Rouge Parish in the Louisiana House of Representatives. Eugene was a native and resident of Baton Rouge. He died at home on Friday, April 11, 2014, at age 85. Visitation will be held at Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road, Sunday, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Visitation will resume Monday from 9:00am until religious services at 11:00am, conducted by the Rev. Marie Williams. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Eugene is survived by his wife, Merrelle G. McGehee; his three daughters, Laurelle McGehee Cliburn, Kellye McGehee Couvillion & husband Jeff, and Melane McGehee Landry; his son, Webb McGehee & wife Judy; nine grandchildren, Melinda Chaumont, Charlotte McGehee, Clara Mathieu, Carrie Tatum, Tyler Cliburn, Hope Johnson, Claire Couvillion, Colin Landry and Erin Landry; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie G. & Zola Mae Allen McGehee; brother, Eddie G. McGehee, Jr.; and his grandson, Daniel Ryan Couvillion. Pallbearers will be his two grandsons, Colin Landry and Tyler Cliburn, and Blake McGehee, Brandon McGehee, Patrick McGehee and Gus Quinn. Eugene was a member of Blackwater United Methodist Church, the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association. He was an Eagle Scout and active in support of Boy Scouts of America Istrouma Area Council and was inducted into the LSU Ole War Skule Hall of Honor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blackwater United Methodist Church. An online guest registry is available at www.rabenhorst.com. Rabenhorst Funeral Home East in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 11 to Apr. 14, 2014