Aretta McKinley

Born: Mon., Mar. 25, 1918
Died: Sat., Mar. 21, 2009

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Viola Aretta McKinley

Viola Aretta McKinley, age 90, of White Plains, GA., died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Greene Point Health Care Center in Union Point, GA. Born in Greene County, Georgia on March 25, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Lawson McKinley and Minnie Askew McKinley. Aretta grew up in White Plains and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. She was well loved and her gracious and generous spirit will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. She enjoyed playing with her doll, Ann, and playing bingo.

She is survived by two brothers, J. W. McKinley, Sr. of White Plains, GA and Lewis McKinley and wife Jewel of Milledgeville, GA; a number of nieces, Peggy Gibby and husband Dean of Commerce, GA, Frances Duvall and husband Melvin of Greensboro, GA, Betty Marchman and husband Mell of Greensboro, GA, Linda Moon and husband Roger of the Veazey Community, Shirley Caldwell and husband Emmett of Athens, GA, Miriam Davenport and husband Kenneth of White Plains, GA, Margaret McKinley of Gordan, GA, Evelyn Hunter of Macon, GA, Irene Grimes and husband Clarke of Eatonton, GA, Martha Ann Arrington of Aiken, SC, Helen Bryant of Monroe, GA and Joanne Gunter of Florida; a number of nephews, Alton McKinley and wife Yvonne of Gordon, GA, C. E. McKinley and wife Susie of Forest Park, GA and Richard McKinley and wife Gwendean of Marietta, GA; and a number of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Earl McKinley and Walter McKinley; half-brothers, Edgar McKinley, Richard McKinley and Joe McKinley; and nephews, Carol McKinley, James W. McKinley, Russell McKinley, Raymond McKinley and Harvey Steve McKinley.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 23, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at the White Plains Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Mell Marchman Jr., Melvin Duvall, Ken Stewart, C. E. McKinley, Alton McKinley and John Marchman. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday before the service at White Plains Baptist Church. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Bill Crawford
   Posted Sun March 22, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time.

William Poole
   Posted Sun March 22, 2009
My condolences to Ms. Aretta"s family.

Dee Beeler
   Posted Sun March 22, 2009
Dearest Kathy and Ms Aretta's family...My prayers are with you all at this time..Ms Aretta was one of my very favorite residents when I worked at Greene Point..We had a great relationship, and I will never forget her sweetness...Dee Beeler

Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Sun March 22, 2009
So sorry to learn of Miss Aretta's death. I will really miss her at bingo every Friday. She really enjoyed playing and looked forward to it. May God give you comfort in your time of grief.

Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Mon March 23, 2009
We're thinking of you all with deepest sympathy.

Vivian Stewart Ledford
   Posted Tue March 24, 2009
I'll always remember, as a child, visiting my grandmother and going across the road to see Mrs. McKinley and Aretta. She was indeed a very special person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Tue March 24, 2009
Greene Point will not be the same without Miss Aretta's sweet, smiling face. You have our deepest sympathy.