Betty Lou Hurley McKinney
Betty Lou McKinney (nee Hurley), 88, of Sophia, died October 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 31, 1931, she was the daughter of Edgar Paul Hurley, and Georgia Mae ( nee Blevins) Hurley.
Mrs. McKinney married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Matthew McKinney, and they recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. McKinney was an active member of the Sophia Freewill Baptist Church for over 60 years. She was an officer of the Ladies Auxiliary, and taught Sunday School and Youth groups for several generations.
She was assistant buyer at Slab Fork Company Store during the 60's and 70's, where her sense of fashion was valued.
She had a gift of hospitality, the consummate hostess. They opened their home to friends, family, visiting ministers, dignitaries, and strangers.
Upon retirement, she and her husband enjoyed both domestic and foreign travel, and spent much of their time in Greenbrier County at their 2nd residence; always returning home to Sophia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Ralph Hurley, Elizabeth Holbrook (nee Hurley), Jack Hurley, Loraine Haga (nee Hurley), Mildred McClure (nee Hurley), and Rosalyn Eichorn (nee Hurley).

Those survivors left to cherish her memories, her husband Thomas McKinney, daughter Paula McKinney Metcalfe, and Son in law, Robert Metcalfe.(Charleston, SC)
Grandchildren Meredith Philliipe (Casey) Wyndam, MT. Miranda Maynard (Matt Rumley) (Los Angeles, CA) , McNair, Lucy and Miranda Metcalfe. (Charleston, SC). Great grandchildren Trace and Hadley.

Services will be held at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Viewing on Friday, October 25, 6:00-8:00. Funeral service, Saturday October 26 at 11:00.
Rev. Al Whitt officiating.

Burial service to follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Make any contributions to Hospice Service of Beckley, WV.
Published on October 21, 2019


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Oct 25, 2019
A very special Lady. Always with a smile , ready to hear how your day has been. Will be missed by her Church Family!
Ann Darnell
Oct 25, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Tom,Paula and all of her family. Betty was a wonderful person, always smiling, never a harsh word about anyone. She was truly loved and will be so missed.
Teresa Bowman
Oct 22, 2019
So sad to hear this. Rest in peace beautiful lady. Love and prayers for you Brother McKinney and family.
Donna & William Covey
Oct 22, 2019
Tom & family,
We loved Betty so much! Such a classy and beautiful lady in so many ways! She was a special angel here on earth. She will certainly be missed. Prayers for all of you in the days to come.
Donna & William Covey
Eddie and Donna (Weddle) Bolt
Oct 21, 2019
Mr. McKinney, Paula, and family.
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.