Aretta McKinley

March 25, 1918 ~ March 21, 2009 (age 90)

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 to sign the online guest register.

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