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Mathilde J. McKinney

Mathilde J. McKinney, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Augsburg Germany and daughter of the late Micheal and Johanna Frech. Mathilde moved to the United States in 1955 after marrying her husband Robert F. Mckinney. Friends might remember her from the Elms, Piccadilly, IHOP restaurants and she also sold Avon for many years. She attended Unaka Ave. Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband: Robert F. McKinney, a brother: Mumfred Frech and sister: Gloria Frech.

Mathilde has left behind to cherish her memories:
Son: Richard McKinney and wife Karen of Erwin
David McKinney and wife April of Dalton, GA
Granddaughters: Amy and Jennifer
Grandson: Chad
Three Great-Grandchildren

The family respectfully request the honor of your presence as we offer tribute, remember the life and share memories of Mathilde J. McKinney during a visitation period with the family at 5 PM until 7 PM, Monday, December 14, 2015, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, December 15, 2015, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery. Bishop John Edwards will officiate. Those attending the service will meet at the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery for the 11 AM service.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Mathilde J. McKinney through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.