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Horace Eugene McKee

Sept. 3, 1927 – Feb. 14, 2007
ELLENBORO — Mr. Horace Eugene McKee, 79, of 1177 Mount Olivet Church Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Cleveland County, the son of the late Horace Shafter McKee and Ruth Grigg McKee. He served in the Navy in World War II and retired after 21 years as a chief cook aboard several naval vessels. He also retired from Mack’s Livermush.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steve Allan McKee, and two brothers, Glenn McKee and Hillard McKee.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen McKinley McKee; a son, Tom McKee and wife, Gwan, of Caroleen; daughters, Ann McCraw and husband, Jimmy, of Shelby, Carol McNeilly and husband, Danny, of Hollis and Lynn Bruce of Granite Falls; a brother, Roger McKee of Boonville; a sister, Mary Ellen Wellmon of Shelby; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Piney Mountain Baptist Church.
Memorial Service: Saturday at 2 at Piney Mountain Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Revs. Jim Richardson and Andrew Gowan
Memorials: Piney Mountain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 519, Ellenboro, NC 28040 or Hospice and Palliative Care Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home