Nellie J. McKinney 1911 – 2009

Published 1:19 am Tuesday, October 27, 2009

By Staff
Nellie Jarvis McKinney, 98, of the Sladesville community in Hyde County, died Sunday, October 25, 2009, at Carolina House in Greenville.
Born in Hyde County, January 28, 1911, she was the daughter of the late John and Molly Griffin Jarvis. She was married to Albin Linwood McKinney who preceded her in death. A graduate of the former East Carolina Teacher’s College, she spent 39 years teaching first-graders in the public schools. Her career carried her to Roper and Creswell in Washington County and she taught in the former Sladesville School and West Hyde School in Swan Quarter. She was one who concentrated on her family and loved every family member dearly.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Providence United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter. Steve Bryan will officiate.
Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Dwight McKinney, Scott McKinney, Bryan McKinney, George Moye, Jr., Douglas Moye, Michael Jones, Will Daughtridge and Dennis Fitzpatrick.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne McKinney and wife, Betty, of Newport News, VA, Jimmy D. McKinney and wife, Linda, of Nashville and Ronnie McKinney and wife, Mary, of Winterville; a daughter, Larue M. Brinson and her husband, Emmett, of Farmville; a brother, David W. Jarvis of Taylors, SC; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jessie and John McKinney, and sisters Marietta J. McKinney and Mollie Annie Jarvis.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 3219 Landmark Street, Greenville NC 27834.
The family will receive friends at the church during the hour prior to the funeral on Thursday.
Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, and online sympathy messages may be directed to
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