Friday, January 26, 2007

Obituary of Kate Smith McKinney (1911-2007)

Obituary of Kate Smith McKinney (c. 1911-2007)

Kate Smith McKinney
Jan 24, 2007 - 08:22:52 am CST

Locust Hill, NC - Kate Smith McKinney, 96, of 8643 Hwy 150 East died Thursday (Jan.18,2007) at her residence. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00PM Sunday (Jan.21,2007) in Greenview Cemetery. A native of Rockingham Co., she was a daughter of the late Howard Snow and Lula Jordan Smith and spent most of her life in Reidsville before moving to the Locust Hill Community in Caswell Co. She and her late husband owned and operated McKinney Grocery on Lawsonville Ave., in Reidsville, for many years.

Mrs. McKinney was a Charter Member of Faith Christian Church where she was a member of the Ladys Circle. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother. Mrs. McKinney was preceded in death by her husband: Charles H. McKinney, a Brother: James H. Smith, Daughters: Geraldine McKinney & Barbara M. Watts and her Daughter-in-law: Gayle Reynolds McKinney. Surviving is her Son: John M. McKinney and his friend: Nell Lillardboth of Reidsville, Daughter: Gilda M. McCollum and husband: Jay of Reidsville, Son-in-law: Dr. Wilson Watts of Roanoke, VA, Sister: Lula S. Starling of High Point Grandchildren: Dr. Mark Watts Jr., Dr. Blake Watts, Alan Watts, Lisa Thorne, Dr. Leslie McKinney, Michael McKinney, Julie Blythe, Neil McKinney & Christie Bates, 19 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild, Special Friends: Bea Williams, Colleen Wilson, and Frances Barts.

The family will see friends from 6:30 till 8:30PM Saturday (Jan.20, 2007) at Citty Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of her Son: John M. McKinney 8515 Hwy 150 East, Reidsville, NC 27320 or at the home of her Daughter: Gilda M. McCollum 615 Country Club Dr., Reidsville, NC 27320. Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Alamance/Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Rd. Burlington,NC, 27215 or Faith Christian Church 2407 Richardson Dr., Reidsville, NC 27320. Condolences may be made to

Source: The Caswell Messenger, 24 January 2007.

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