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Etta McKinney

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Etta Wise Piercy McKinney, 92, of Marion, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Mission Hospital-McDowell with her family by her side. A native of Mitchell County, Etta was born Oct. 30, 1926, to the late Dave and Maude Burleson Wise.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Allen Piercy; second husband, Avery McKinney; one daughter, Mary Lou Piercy; one sister, Lora Miller; and three brothers, Ray, Wayne and Delmar Wise.

Etta enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

Left to cherish her memories are her children, David Piercy, Dwight McKinney, Dianne Branch (Gary), Rinda Piercy, Martha Piercy (Chip Johnson), Wanda Carpenter (Robert), Angela LaNasa (Joe), Betty Cole (Denny) and Myril Wilson (Donald); one brother, Velmar Wise; and one sister, Earlene Grindstaff. Also surviving Etta are her five grandchildren, Suzanne Calhoun (Mike), Katelyn LaNasa, Kelly Smith, Chris Corbett and Kyle LaNasa; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Haley Calhoun; and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will take place later.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the McKinney family. Visit www.beamfuneralservice.com or call 828-559-8111 for further information or to sign the online guestbook.

Mitchell News-Journal • March 20, 2019

The MItchell News

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