Waymon McKinney


Waymon McKinney, 76, of Covel, died 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness. Born Nov. 5, 1924, at Crumpler, he was the son of the late Rev. Leonard McKinney and Carri Bailey McKinney. Mr. McKinney was a retired coal mine electrician and a member of the UMWA. He had been a resident of Covel for the past 20 years and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Wright. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Shirley "Jean" Lewis McKinney; three sons, Lee Mc-Kinney of Daniels, Rick Steele of Mullens and Rusty Steele of Unicoi, Tenn.; two daughters, Sue Stanley of Orlando, Fla., and Cheryl Stone of Roanoke, Va.; two grandsons, Josh Mc-Kinney of Daniels and Wayne Wright of Roanoke, Va.; two granddaughters, Sally Giggett of Vinton, Va., and Lisa Holder of Augusta, Ga.; a great-grandson, Dustin Holder of Augusta, Ga.; an adopted granddaughter, Sabrina Meadows of Herndon Heights; an adopted great-grandson, Damon Meadows of Herndon Heights; two brothers, Garnet McKinney and Hermon McKinney, both of Princeton; seven sisters, Lois Shrewsbury of Glen Morgan, Beulah Vaughn of Maben, Ruby Bishop of Bud, Greta Bishop of Ste-phenson, Ellen Donahue of Lashmeet, Martha Graham of North Carolina and June Bailey of Pembroke, Va.; and two stepsisters, Maude Milam of Covel and Louise Nichol of Evanston, Ill. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Guyandotte Ave., Mullens, with the Very Rev. Adeeb M. Khalil officiating. The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship will be established in Waymon McKinney's name for an underprivileged Wyoming East High School senior student entering the field of Mining Electrical Health and Safety. Memorial contributions may be sent to Shirley McKinney, Box 59, Covel, WV 24719, and will be established at the People's Bank of Mullens. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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