Last updated 11/4/2020 at 6:43pm
Madrie McRainey, formerly of Transylvania County, passed away Oct. 29, 2020, at her home in Gastonia, N.C.
She was a child of the Depression Era. Even though she worked at the B29 plant in Marietta, Ga. during the war, she always considered it her daily task to write cheerful family newsletters to her brothers serving overseas. This was her most important contribution to the war effort.
After the war she attended Western Carolina University, studying journalism and English. As the returning soldiers flooded college campuses, she interviewed pilots for an article in the college paper. In...