Lillie McKiney, 97, was born in the Old Lexington community on November 25, 1923. She passed from this earth September 24th to be with her Savior and loved ones who have passed on before her.
Those who preceded her in death are her husband; Loyd McKiney, her daughter; Doris Jean McKiney Brown, her parents; George and Maude Guffey, sister; Sylvie Donnell and husband J.A., brother; Link Guffey and wife Reba, sister-in-law; Sue Guffey and daughter; Glenda Ann.
The ones left behind to cherish her memories are Danny and Kay Brown. Her grandchildren; Valton and wife, Vickie Brown Sprott, all from Clinton. Morton Brown and his wife Traci of Pittsburgh, PA; great grandchildren, Christi and her husband Josh Hensley of Conway, Mark and his wife Kristen Hensley Kiefer of Fayetteville, Lily, Harper, Henry and Reed Weatherford-Brown of Pittsburgh, PA and a whole host of "adopted grandchildren". These include, but are not limited to: Brian and his wife Desiree Sprott Lewis, Carrisa, Ashlyn and Kylie, Kenneth and his wife Shalena Wiginton, Serenity, Sapphire, Segan Appleby, Darrell Wiginton, Keara and husband Marvin Benton, Zaeya and Ava, Tracy Bolden Black, Wesley Black, Tanya Bolden Huie, Tara Bolden Snider, Tanya Mackey, Merissa Main and other neighborhood kids who have grown up and moved away. Others who will feel her loss are her sister-in-law; Margie McKinney Barnett of Clinton, a brother; Bill Guffey of Cabot, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Granny was the kindest person we’ve all ever known. She will truly be missed.
Mrs. Lillie aka “Granny” Kiney, was born in the old Lexington community. She lived there and in Clinton all of her life. She was a wife, a homemaker, a mother and the best granny ever! She worked hard, alongside her husband, to make a life for their family. She was employed at Climatic, a coat factory in Clinton, for a time. She loved to garden, freeze, can and always shared with neighbors and friends. She kept flowers everywhere, as long as she was able. She sewed, crocheted, knitted, tatted, embroidered, quilted, decorated cakes, cooked and did just about every craft you could think of.
She was a lifelong Christian and a member of Friendship Baptist church for over 50 years. Prior to that, she was a member of Old Lexington Baptist Church for over 30 years. She was always busy with the Lord’s work. She worked at Vacation Bible school at Friendship, as long as she was able, then helped with refreshments. Before moving to “town” she worked in Bible school at Old Lexington when they were 2 weeks long! She would feed visiting preachers and was a Godly example to those around her.
Pallbearers are Josh Hensley, Mark Kiefer, Valton Sprott, Hal Ward, Larry Bolden and Jim Evans.
Honorary pallbearers are Morton Brown and Bill Guffey.
Per her wishes, there will be no funeral. There will be a graveside service for immediate family. Granny was always thinking about others and she did not want to risk spreading Covid and causing someone else to get sick.
Her family would like to give a special “Thank you” to the staff at Home Instead, Baptist Hospital, Ozark Health Hospital and Nursing Home. They would also like to thank all the neighbors, friends and family for the care they provided for her and help they gave her when she couldn’t do things herself. Everyone’s help allowed her to stay at home as long as she possibly could. We would also like to thank Hospice for keeping her comfortable and supporting our family through this difficult time. Finally, we want to give a heartfelt “Thank you” to Dr. Coward for being her caregiver and good friend.
Arrangements are entrusted to Ozark View Funeral Home. To sign Lillie's Book of Memories, please go to www.ozarkviewfuneralhome.com.
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