Winford Leon McKinney
Funeral Date: 1/6/2009

Winford Leon McKinney, age 73, of Sumpter, Arkansas died Saturday, January 3, at home. He was born January 4, 1935 at Warren, Arkansas a son of the late Nick McKinney and Mildred Childress McKinney, He served in the Arkansas National Guard, was a member of Martin Chapel United Methodist Church and was a retired chip mill supervisor for Potlatch Corp. Surviving is his wife Earlene Senn McKinney whom he married on June 16, 1962; a son Jimmie Leon McKinney and spouse Tina, Warren, Ark; 2 daughters Mildred Ann Foster and spouse Tracy and Reecia Ree Dunaway and spouse David all of Warren, Ark; 2 brothers Robert McKinney, Seattle, Wash. and Clifton McKinney, Warren, Ark; 8 grandchildren Justin McKinney and spouse Corie, Caleb Bateman and spouse Lexis, Carrie Hill and spouse Stephen, Daryl Rauls, Justin Foster, Hayden Foster, Alexis Dunaway and Nick Dunaway; 1 great grandchild Jenson Diesel McKinney; his mother-in-law Reba Senn, Sumpter, Ark; 2 sister-in-laws Allie Drue Gorman and Lenita Thornton both of Hermitage, Ark. He was also preceded in death by 6 brothers Versel McKinney, Cloise McKinney, Lewis McKinney, Gaston McKinney, Doyle McKinney and Wilson McKinney and a sister Ruth Gavin. Funeral services were 1:30pm Tuesday, January 6, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann and Rev. Melissa Maskel officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and soloist was Trisha West. Burial was in Outlaw Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Klay McKinney, Kim McKinney, Ted Wayman McKinney, Randy McKinney, Jerry West, Ryan McKinney, Reid McKinney and James Kitchens. Honorary pallbearers were R.V. Warner, Roger Chandler, Tim West, Hugh Allen Beasley, Steve Parnell, Keith Outlaw, Clinton Jayne, Eugene Sullivan and members Martinís Chapel United Methodist Church.



Name: Jennifer Adair
Message: Justin, Corie, and family---I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Name: Vickie Newton

Name: Vickie Newton
Message: Jimmie, Tina and family: You are in my prayers and thoughts. God will see you though this difficult time.

Name: Norman Word
Message: Dear McKinney Family: I am so sorry to hear about Winford.I knew him for many years. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Take comfort in knowing he is in a better place.

Name: Teresa Hays
Message: Reecia and family Ronnie and I are so sorry about your loss We are just next door if you ever need anything

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: Dear Mrs. Earline and family, We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our little corner of the world here in Sumpter will never be the same. You are in our prayers.

Name: Judy Cox
Message: Reecia, Mrs. Earlene, and family....our prayers are with you. Love ya, Judy, Gene, Haley, and Megan, Skylar, and Sadler

Name: Scott Richards and family
Message: I am so sorry to learn of your loss. God Bless all of you.

Name: Judy and French Wynne,Jr.
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

Name: Ken & Lula Ellis
Message: We are so sorry for your loss of Winford. It was such a great shock, but you all know that God is in control. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time. Ken & Lula

Name: Patricia Doss, Johnny and Emma Cranford
Message: We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Winford. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Name: John & Paige (Hill) Stell & boys
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Carrie and Stephen we love you both greatly. Carrie your family has become our family and we share in this great loss with all of you. Your grandfather will be greatly missed and he was greatly loved by all of you I know.

Name: Jimmy & Donna Hill
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Name: Glenda Bowlin
Message: Earline and family..All of you are in my prayers. I know that empty gut feeling. Remember the good times, in the days to come. Some how the comfort of the good times makes each day a little easier. If at anytime any of you need to talk, I am always awake..(day and night) call me...I know that lonely feeling. God will get each of "us" through this, but it does take time. God Bless each one of you...Love, Glenda

Name: Duane & Debbie Mills
Message: Mildred and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. We love you.

Name: Jason & Michelle McDougald
Message: McKinney family just want yall to know that your in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Dale, Tanya, Hayden & Weston Smith
Message: Oh my! What a shock. We have been gone for over a week and just found out about Mr. Winford. Please know we are praying for you all. There was only 1 Mr. Winford, thats for sure.....He was a many stories, so many memories....He will be missed greatly!

Name: Hannah Childs
Message: McKinney family I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Betty Sue Russell
Message: You are in my thoughts & prayers. Winford sure will be missed at the family reuions, he was the life of the party with his big smile & hugs.

Name: Kaylon & Jimmy Taylor
Message: Mrs. Earline and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Winfred's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Tracy and Wendy Savage
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Name: Virginia & Leon Miller
Message: Ms Earlene & Family, We just heard of your loss and wanted to let you know you are in our prayers. Let us know if you need anything.

Name: Fran and Ken VanDerZwalm
Message: Dear Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We know your heart is hurting. We love you and are praying that God will give you strengh and comfort in this difficult time. love Ken and Fran

Name: Jerry Don Smith
Message: You are in my Thoughts and prayers. He was a great man to work with.

Name: john (bud) woodie
Message: so very sorry that i can not be there, will be thinking of you tomorrow bud!!!

Name: Alton & Betty Richard
Message: Sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our prayers.

Name: Barbara McDougald
Message: You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Barbara Bradley

Name: Rhonda McDougald Dees

Name: Tammi Nowlin
Message: I am so sorry for your loss during this very sad time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you great comfort during this time. Tammi Hamilton Nowlin

Name: Robert and Julia Lephiew and Kids
Message: We love ya'll! Just a note to say we are thinking of you and praying that you will put all your cares upon the Lord.

Name: Chris and Michelle Barnes
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Katrina Baker and family
Message: May God give you His peace and comfort during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Kristi & Wade McClain
Message: We know Winford's passing is hard but know that the whole family is in our thoughts & prayers. God will help you through it. Wade, Kristi, Joshua & Christopher McClain

Name: Gwendy Mann
Message: Reecia, I am sorry to hear about your dad. I pray God will give you peace and comfort.

Name: Joey and Cassidy Cathey