Mary Melton McKinney
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Mills River - Mary Frances Melton McKinney, 81, of Mills River passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at The Oaks at Sweeten Creek.
Mrs. McKinney was a devoted Mother, Wife, and Homemaker. She was born in Buncombe County to the late William Jack Melton Sr., and Dona Bishop Melton. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Donald McKinney and her sister, Lucille McFall.
She is survived by her four children, Brenda McKinney, Paula McKinney, Linda McKinney Bishop and her husband, Carl and Edward McKinney; two brothers, Jack Melton and Frank Melton and his wife, Dorothy; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Words of Life Tabernacle in Arden with Reverends Carl Bishop and Michael Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn in Enka.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Church.
Memorial donations can be made to Words of Life Tabernacle Children's Ministry, 815 Glenn Bridge Road, Arden, NC 28704.
A memorial register is available online at www.grocefuneralhome.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on June 26, 2012