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Weep not the loved ones whose bodies we view,
For death should bring joy to me and to you.
The Pains of death are past,
Labor and sorrow ceases;
And life's long warfare closed at last,
His soul is found in peace.
Soldier of Christ, well done,
Praise be the new employ
And while eternal ages run,
Rest in thy Savior's joy
E.D. McKinney, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer McKinney, was born
October 18, 1913; departed this life February 12, 1999, at his home.
He obeyed the Gospel of Christ at a youthful age and lived a consistent
christian life until death.
E.D. married Alberta James on December 1, 1932. To this union,m
one son was born, who preceded him in death, also one sister and two brothers.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Alberta McKinney; one sister, Mary
Jimmie Tate; four grandchildren, Charlotte McKinney Thompkins, James McKinney,
Jr., Edward McKinney, and Helen D. Griffin. One foster granddaughter,
Charlene Robinson, one step-grandson James (Little James) Brent, one brother-in-law
Ernest Lee James, one sister-in-law Laura Lee McKinney; two daughter-in-laws,
Beverly McKinney and Virginia McKinney; 10 great-grandchildren, a number
of nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives.
Sherman Herald Democrat
Wednesday 17 February 1999
VAN ALSTYNE - E. D. McKinney of Van Alstyne died Friday, Feb. 12,
1999, at his home in Van Alstyne.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Eastside Church of
Christ. Officiating will be Larry Shed and Melvin Chappell.
Burial will be in Van Alstyne Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Alberta McKinney; sister, Mary J. Tate of
Van Alstyne; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Smith Memorial Chapel in Denison has charge of arrangements.
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