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Alvin Howard McKinley

June 4, 1941 ~ April 1, 2018 (age 76)

Alvin “Howard” McKinley, 76, of Cromwell, Kentucky went to his heavenly home on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Ohio County Hospital. He was born on June 4, 1941 in Ohio County, Kentucky to the late Ones Herman “Roebuck” McKinley and Edith Inez Payton McKinley. Mr. McKinley retired from Ohio County Road Department and was formerly employed by Southern States. He was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church, former Master Mason of Cromwell Masonic Lodge and a former member of Beaver Dam Masonic Lodge 420 F&AM. Mr. McKinley was an avid fox hunter and enjoyed woodworking.

Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Jealine Evans, Rhea Fulton, June Maddox, and Kay McKinley and a granddaughter, Dwaynetta Beebout.

Mr. McKinley is survived by his wife, Erma Lee McKinley of Cromwell; stepson, Larry Thomas (Debra) Allen, Sr. of Cromwell; 4 stepdaughters, Elizabeth Louise (Charles) Jones of Beaver Dam, Annette Carol (Wayne) Jones of Beaver Dam, Angela Marie (Marcus) Marsh of Cabot, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren, Larry Allen, Jr., Charles Ray (Kendra) Jones, Jr., Joshua Jones, Crystal (Eddie) Kassinger, Nick Green, Tyler Green, and Jordan Marsh; 14 great grandchildren, Jeanna Allen, Larry Allen III, David Jones, Nicole Jones, Leaha Jones, Jazmyne Buck, Jorden Hudnall, Adam Beebout, Isabel Allen, Anna Allen, Jaxon Williams, Cameron Marsh, Ava Kassinger, and Steven Beebout; a great-great-grandchild Harley Rose Harmon;  brother, Jay (Bonnie) McKinley of Hartford; and sister, Anna Lois (David) Holbert of Maryville, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Bro. Bobby Phelps and Rev. Jerry Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Green River Cemetery in Cromwell. Friends may visit with Mr. McKinley’s family from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday and 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

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