SHELBY - Ella Mae Terres Kinley, 91, passed away July 13, 2013, at White Oak Manor.
A native of Gaston county, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Lemuel Terres and Myrtle Lineberger Terres.
Ella Mae was a lifelong and devoted member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she served as a member of the quilting team and Joy Group. Ella Mae was recognized for making more than 400 baby quilts and making the choir robes for the Children's Choir. She graduated from Dallas High School and was employed in several companies as a seamstress before retiring from P.R.N. Uniforms.
Ella Mae is survived by her son, John David Kinley Jr. and wife, Ruth, of Winston-Salem; daughters, Kathy Kinley Ledbetter and husband, Barry, of Shelby, and Linda Faye Kinley of Raleigh; brother, Edwin Douglas "Doug" Terres and wife, Sally Finger Terres, of Dallas; sister-in-law, Betty Baker Terres of Gastonia; grandsons, Craig B. Ledbetter of Charlotte, and Keith T. Ledbetter and wife, Tommi Beth, of Candler; foster grandson, Coty Nelson; and great-grandchildren, Raelyn E. Ledbetter and Cainan T. Ledbetter of Candler.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John David "J.D." Kinley Sr.; sisters, Mary Lee Terres and Faye Terres Blalock; brothers, Jacob "Jake" L. Terres and Flay Terres.
A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dallas with the Revs. Jonathan Schnibben and John Bollinger officiating.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the church prior to the service.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 531 Hardin Road, Dallas, NC 28034
Condolences may be made online at www.carothersfuneralhomedallas.com.
Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Kinley family in a Carothers tradition.