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Carl “Ducky” McKinney

March 24, 1931 ~ February 19, 2018 (age 86)

Carl “Ducky” McKinney

Age 86

Of Athens

Left this life to a home in heaven on Monday, February 19, 2018

At his residence.


Carl was born on March 24, 1931and was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  He was the son of the late Pleaz and Haley Hyde McKinney and was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel Dennis, Opal King and Blanch Norwood; one brother, Dillard McKinney. Carl farmed all of his life and enjoyed living and caring for his parents.


Survivors include his wife,

   Louise Brown McKinney of Athens

Two brothers: Fred and Scott McKinney.

Lots of loving nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Armour officiating. Burial will follow in Short Creek Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Adam Armour, Nathan Brown, Chris Torbett, Bryce McKenzie, Edwin McCracken and David Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jr. King, Terry Brown, Ross Monroe and Jr. Brown.


The family will receive friends 11 am-1:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Carl “Ducky” McKinney.

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