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Betty Louise McKinney


Betty Louise McKinney, 85, Greer, SC, died November 18, 2012 at the Smith-Phayer Hospice House of Landrum, SC, after a period of declining health. Born December 5, 1926, she was the youngest daughter of the late Ben P. Edwards and Della Howe Edwards. Betty was married 39 years to the late James "Jim" McKinney where they established a home at 103 Cherokee Drive, Greenville.

In 1998 she moved to Greer SC to live with her sister, Luna Hilliard before her passing two years ago. Betty was employed for 40 years as a buyer with Ivey's Department store - now Dillard's and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greer.

She is survived by her sister, Thalia E Mason of Charlotte; niece caregiver, June Hilliard Ross (Doug) of Greer; niece Thalia Morris of Asheville, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Alvin, Vance and Calvin Edwards and sisters Vera Burnette, Luna Hilliard, and great nephew Ashley Edwards.

A service will be held in the Remembrance Chapel at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, on Monday, November 26th at 2 PM.

The family extends their thanks to all the wonderful caregivers at Interim Hospice and Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Greer Community Ministries, 738 South Line Street Extension, Greer, SC 29651 or the Smith-Phayer Hospice House, PO Box 127, Landrum, SC 29356. Cremation Society of South Carolina

Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 25, 2012
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