Age: 84 Address: Bakersville, North Carolina Date of Death: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Arrangements: Henline-Hughes Funeral Home
Details: Mary Buchanan McKinney of Mine Creek Road, Bakersville went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, February 4th at Yancey House in Burnsville, North Carolina.
She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Dr. Willard and Mattie Gouge Buchanan. She was a Homemaker and attended Bear Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include; one son; Jerry McKinney and wife Marsha of Micaville, NC, one daughter; Rita Ayers and husband Rev. Dorne, of San Diego California, two grandsons; Dr. John Ayers of San Diego, California, and Jeremiah Ayers of California City, California.
She was preceded in death by; her husband; Grover Lee McKinney, brothers; Frank, Paul, Carl, and Ted Buchanan, sisters; Irene Buchanan, Ilene Phillips, Belle Greene, Cleo Grindstaff, Cathrine Stephens, Marie Ledford, and Annie Johnson, and three children.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:00PM in the chapel of Henline – Hughes Funeral Home with Chris Rathbone and Dorne Ayers officiating. The family will receive friends two hour prior to the service. Interment will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00AM at Silver Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International Mitchell County Camp PO Box 611 Spruce Pine NC 28777 or Hospice of Yancey County 856 Georges Fork Rd Burnsville, NC 28714.
Henline Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the McKinney Family.