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Hugh E. McKinney

February 28, 1939 ~ June 16, 2017 (age 78)

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    Mr. Hugh E. McKinney, age 78, of Lizella, GA, formerly of Old Fort, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the SECU Inpatient Unit of Hospice of Rutherford County.  A native of Mitchell County, Hugh was born on February 28, 1939 to the late Dotson McKinney and Daisy Sneed McKinney.  He worked for several trucking companies over the years and retired as a driver with the Shoney’s Restaurant chain.  Hugh was a faithful churchgoer and supported the Lord’s work wherever he attended.  A very hard working man, he provided well for his family.  He loved to travel and just being on the road pleased him very much.  He loved collectable cars and owned several over the years.  Working outside in his yard brought him great pleasure too.  Hugh had many friends and family and everyone who knew him will miss him very much.  His wife, Eleanor McKinney, and a son, Steven McKinney, preceded him in death.

    Surviving are a son, Jeff McKinney and his wife Angie of Landis, NC; a brother, Vernon “Bud” McKinney of Old Fort; four sisters, Velma Eisenhour of Taylorsville, Louise McKinney of Hickory, Claire Mathis of Conover and Jan Hollifield of Hickory; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

    A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Cherry Springs Memorial Park with Rev. Johnny Chastain officiating.  The family will gather for fellowship at Westmoreland Funeral Service and Cremations in Old Fort at 9:30 a.m. on Monday prior to processing to the cemetery for the graveside service.  Flowers are appreciated, however, those desiring to make a memorial contribution in his memory are encouraged to consider Hospice of Rutherford County at PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.  

 Service Information

Graveside Service
June 19, 2017

11:00 AM
Cherry Springs Memorial Park
Old Fort, NC 28762

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