Mollie Hughes McKinney

Mollie Hughes McKinney, age 84, of Whitaker Branch Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center.

A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Sarah Hughes and wife of the late Tommy McKinney, who passed away in 2015.  She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Buchanan and a sister, Jo Mae Hughes.  Mollie was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  She enjoyed sewing and gardening.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughters:  Carolyn Jones and husband, Dickie, Barbara Buchanan and husband, Colin and Robin McKinney and Burl Farmer, all of Whitaker Branch Road;  siblings:  Paul Hughes and Ford Hughes, both of Morganton and Patsy Brewer of Roaring Creek;  grandchildren:  Carol Ann Johnson and husband, Justin, and Eddie Jones; great-grandchildren:  Logan Johnson, Layken Johnson, Landon Johnson, Lillyanna Johnson, Lennon Johnson, Makenna Buchanan and Lexie Buchanan.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  Rev. Allen Laws and Pastor Cameron Dula will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Buchanan -McKinney Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be:  Dickie Jones, Colin Buchanan, Justin Johnson, Logan Johnson, Landon Johnson and Eddie Jones.   The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the services at the church.

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