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AUDREY PEARL McKINLEY, 98, mother of L. G. "Peanut" McKinley of Columbia, died Friday, January 17, 2003, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY.

She was one of Russell County's oldest citizens. Mrs. McKinley was a homemaker and the matriarch of a large family. She was a member of the Coffey's Chapel United Methodist Church.

The funeral service is Monday, January 20, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel in Russell Springs. Rev. Calvin Johnson and Rev. Jim Kingry will officiate. Special music will be by Dean McKinley.

Burial will be at Coffey's Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday night, January 19, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Mrs. McKinley was the daughter of the late Ida Mae Smith McBeath and William Owsley McBeath. Her husband, Roy Lee McKinley, preceded her in death.

Mrs. McKinley is survived by two sons, L.G. "Peanut" McKinley and his wife Fay, Columbia; Danny Neal McKinley and wife, Heidi, Frankfort, Germany; and one daughter, Nellie Lawless and her husband, Edwin, Russell Springs; one brother, Garrett McBeath, Russell Springs; one sister, Faye Hopper, Russell Springs; 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Nathan Lee McKinley and Billy McKinley.

Casketbearers are Mitchell McKinley, Mark McKinley, Chris Butler, Trevor Smith, Alex Richards, and Drew Richards. Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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