Alice Pearl Overstreet McKinney, 88, of Bedford died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Oakwood Manor. She was born in Bedford on June 2, 1924, a daughter of the late Amos Overstreet and Gola Chesterfield Dooley Overstreet. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Madison McKinney, Sr., an infant son, Ronnie Jay McKinney, a grandson, Ronald Dean Wood and a son-in-law, Charles Bowyer. Alice is survived by her eleven children, Faye Bowyer, Cheryl Bush (Robert), Doris Wood (Willard), Linda Carr (Eugene), Wanda Goin (George H. Jr.), David McKinney (Mary), Dack McKinney (Judy), Donnie McKinney (Lisa), Jimmy McKinney (Barbara), Roy McKinney (Maria) and Willie McKinney, Jr. (Debbie); also 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren; also two brothers and four sisters; also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Alice was a wonderful Christian mother and grandmother. Her children and family shall miss her love and guidance. Memorial contributions may be made to, Bedford Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 161, Bedford, VA 24523. The family would like to thank the 2-South nurses for their care and compassion for their mother during this very difficult time. A celebration of Aliceâ€™s life was conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Floyd Gross and Ray T. Lyons officiating. Burial followed in Holy Land Cemetery. To send condolences online please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, (540)-586-3443.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013