Obituaries: Feb. 21, 2018

Lennie McKinney Greer

July 3, 1935 — Feb. 17, 2018

SPRUCE PINE – Lennie McKinney Greer, 92, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. Greer was born July 13, 1925, in Mitchell County, to the late Charlie G. McKinney and Ella Navy McKinney. She was the former owner of the Skyline Hotel in Spruce Pine for 30-plus years. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and birds.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Greer; her son, Tommy Greer; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Clyde McKinney; and five sisters, Naomi Amy, Maude Davis, Kate Buchanan, Panzie Absur and Shirley McKinney.

Left behind to cherish her memories are one daughter, Cecilia Jean Willis, of Spruce Pine; one brother, Mack McKinney, of Yadkinville; one grandson, Michael Willis, of Morganton; two great-grandchildren, Heather Wyatt, of Inman, South Carolina, and Jonathan Willis and wife, Jatanna, of Morganton; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Beam Funeral Service & Crematory. A Funeral Service followed at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Marcus Benfield, of Altapass Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed the service at McDowell Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Greer family. Visit to sign the online guestbook or call 828-559-8111 for more information.

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
Fax: 828-765-1616