Yvonne McKinney (2018-05-25 14:01:02)

Yvonne Buchanan McKinney, age 81, of Aretis Lane in Newland, the Roaring Creek community died Friday, May 25, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born on April 23, 1937 in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Richard C. and Aretis Pritchard Buchanan. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Austin McKinney who passed away in 1997.

Yvonne was a member of the Powdermill Baptist Church and was retired from the Avery County School System. She liked to laugh; she enjoyed her family, friends, and having company in her home. She loved her family and grandchildren and spending time with them.

Left to cherish her memories are her sons; Larry McKinney and wife, Kim of Wilmington, NC and Terry ‘Chub’ McKinney of Little Henson Creek; her daughters; Andrea McKinney of Roaring Creek and Sandra Williams and husband, Edward of Drexel; her sister; Sandra Lance of Roaring Creek; her brother; Charles Buchanan and wife, Brenda of Plumtree; her grandchildren; Richard McKinney, Matthew McKinney, Joshua Sparks, Bryce McKinney, and Noah Hicks; and her great grandchild; Shyla McKinney.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service honoring the life of Yvonne McKinney on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Powdermill Baptist Church. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be on Monday, May 28, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the church. Interment will follow in the McCoury’s Rock Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to; Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

The family would also like to extend a special ‘Thanks’ to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge for their wonderful care of Yvonne.

Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website;, selecting Yvonne McKinney’s name and then you may sign her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the McKinney family. Mrs. McKinney’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook for viewing.

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Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge
236 Hospital Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

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