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Arden - Raye McKinney, 74, passed away on Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2012. He was a native of Buncombe County, the son of the late Ernest and Ruth Crandall McKinney and was also preceded in death by four sisters. He was retired from ABF Trucking and was a veteran of the US Army.
He is survived by his wife, Jewell P. McKinney; two daughters, Angela McKinney-McNeil and Cynthia McKinney; three granddaughters, Jacqueline, Samantha and Allison and four sisters, Faye Dalton, Catherine Blankenship, Lucille Orr and Doris Tallent.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2:30 Saturday at Long Shoals Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Sept. 7, 2012