November 9, 1914 ~ April 1, 2009

Born in: Tazewell, TN,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Lucy Ann McKinney, 94, of Asheville, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Pisgah Manor Health Care Center. A native of Tazewell, TN, Mrs. McKinney was a daughter of the late Moses and Esther McCreary Ball. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin W. "Mack" McKinney, who died in 1979; her sisters, Edith Chadwell, Nannie Lee Higdon, and Emma Brooks; and her brothers, Neil, Bill, Smith, and Jim Ball. Mrs. McKinney was a retired inspector at Hadley's Textile Corp., and was a longtime active member of Grace Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Badger and husband Bill, of Candler; and grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Sawyer and husband Michael, and Andrew Mitchell Badger, all of Raleigh. A funeral service for Mrs. McKinney will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Dr. L. Wayne Adkisson officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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  1. Our Lucy reminds us that we her friends at Grace knew she was:
    ‘Some lives are true reflections of God’s Love…’ Rest with Jesus our friend to so many, including my mother Naoma with you now.
    Mrs. Parry R. Rogers

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  2. Dear Susan & family,
    I was on the way to your Mom’s funeral today & stopped at my daughter’s(who has a 23 day old son!)I got detained longer than intended & missed your Mom’s service. I am very sorry to have not come & spoken to you in person. I wanted to tell you how sorry I was about your Mom. I LOVED her. She was the sweetest lady & every memory I have of her was of her with a smile & fun. She ALWAYS treated me so kind-even when I was a little child & my memories of sitting on your hot water heater in your kitchen eating & drinking coke are fun, happy memories. Your parents were always so nice to me & I appreciated them. I wish I had known where your Mom was & gone to see her.Well she’s just fine now but I know this is a tremendous loss to you all. I’m praying for you. Hope you are well. I remarried Oct 07 & live on Luther St in W Asheville. Hope to see you sometime. Love, Martha Ballinger Farmer

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  3. I was not able to be at Lucy’s funeral as I was caring for my mother. She, too, loved Lucy dearly. Elaine and I often visited Lucy, and she was always smiling and seemed grateful for our visit. We will miss her. As we talked and prayed with Lucy, it was obvious of her devotion to the Lord. Her cheerfulness was a blessing.

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