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Marsha Evelyn Owen McKinney


October 2, 2017

Marsha Evelyn Owen McKinney, 79, of Lake Toxaway, passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

She was the daughter of the late Katherine McCoy Owen. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” McKinney; grandchild, Christoper Tinsley II; and two sisters, Joyce Owen and Linda Owen Morris.

She attended Tamassee DAR School and Winthrop College and was retired from the United States Postal Service.

She was faithful member of Lake Toxaway Baptist Church and dearly loved her church family.

She was a huge fan of the Atlanta Braves and Duke Blue Devils. She enjoyed feeding and watching the wild birds in her yard and chasing away the squirrels except for the white one that had taken up residence.

Our hearts are broken but we know she is in a much better place, surrounded by her loved ones that have gone on before her.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Karen Powell, of Rosman, Donna Sudano (David), of Beaumont, Texas, Carla Fisher, of Rosman, Tammy Warren (Sonny), of Lake Toxaway and Tricia Hoxit (Jimmy Fisher), of Brevard; her grandchildren, Heather Watson (Joseph), of Murphy, Jacob Fisher, of Sylva, Destine Griffith (Nick), of Vestavia Hills, Ala., David Sudano II, of New Orleans, La., Sarah and Abby Warren, of Lake Toxaway, and Corey Hoxit, of Mills River; great-grandchildren, John Parker and Brady Watson, of Murphy, Ethan and Zoe Griffith, of Vestavia Hills, Ala .; her sisters, Wanda Shelton, of Lake Toxaway, and Judy Smith, of Donalds, S.C .; her aunts, Carolyn Eubanks and Jessie Talley; uncle, David McCoy; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at the Lake Toxaway Baptist Church. Rev. Harold Sitton will officiate.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Lake Toxaway Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 482, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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