Dovie Jean McKinney
May 29, 1952 -
February 3, 2022

Visitation

February 6, 2022
11 am to 2 pm

Service 

February 6, 2022
2 pm

Interment

February 6, 2022
Obituary

It is with regret we announce the passing of Dovie Jean McKinney, age 69, of Fayetteville. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Thomas Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Barnes Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 11 am to 2 pm on Sunday at Higgins.

Dovie was born May 29, 1952, in Lincoln County, TN to the late Robert Lee and Sallie Campbell Holder. She was a 1970 graduate of Boonshill High School and received her associate degree in nursing from Regents College – The University of New York State. Dovie worked as a nurse with Donalson Care Center and Elk River Health & Rehab, and she was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church. She loved working in her flowers, sewing and cooking, and she loved animals especially her cat, Lucy. Dovie passed away February 3, 2022, at Huntsville Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, James McKinney; children, Dierdre (Jared) Pierce, Angie Cook, Robert (Debbie) McKinney, Shane McKinney, Denise Horsley; grandchildren, Laura Pierce, Adam Pierce (fiancé Faith Miller), Paul (Britany) Pierce, Rebeccah Shaddy (Heath Simms), Ethan (Christie) Shaddy, Sarah (Daulton) Simmons, Jeremy McKinney, Daniel (Mia) Clemmons, Alicia McQuiston, and Zac Salters; great-grandchildren, Olivia Simmons, Jack Simmons, Charlotte Shaddy, Riley Shaddy, Brantley Hughes, Brantley McKinney, Alyssa McKinney, Jackson Clemmons, Sara McQuiston, Cason McQuiston. In addition to her parents, Dovie was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry Meeks; brother, Danny Lee Holder; and sister, Doris Amelia Helton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Animal Shelter, 1718 Pulaski Highway, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Dovie Jean McKinney.

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15 Comments

  1. Lenace Hyde

    Mrs. Dovie was one of my favorite people. She was an absolutely beautiful person inside and out. I enjoyed each time we would talk. She was a wonderful customer and loved having her yard in order. I will miss her so much and I know her family will grieve her loss for a very long time. My prayers for each of you.

    Lenace Hyde

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  2. Daniel Ashby

    I’m so sorry to hear about Dovie I really had a great time working with her I really thought a lot of her and I know she will be missed.

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  3. Dorothy Taylor

    Deidra I’m so sorry if your mom was anything like you she was wonderful hugs and prayers for your family

    Reply
  4. Robin Rozar

    Prayers for the entire family. I have many memories of working with Dovie at Health Inn when the Barnett’s owned and operated the nursing home. That strong southern belle drawl and always with those cupid bow lips is etched in my memory forever. She was always quick witted and many times we laughed till we cried. She sure was a special lady.

    Reply
  5. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Beautiful lady inside and out…I always thought she looked like Elisabeth Taylor….I know she will be missed by family and friends….RIP beautiful lady

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  6. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Just a beautiful lady always full of life…my prayers are with her family I know she will be missed…

    Reply
  7. Sharon Hopkins Pruett

    I worked with Dovie at Lincoln Care Center and another Nursing Home . She was the most Kindest and Beautiful Woman . My Sincere Condolences to the Family! Praying 🙏

    Reply
  8. Teri Pitts

    Dierdra and entire family, So very sorry for the loss of your mother. Moms are so hard to let go. Prayers for you and your family!
    Love and Blessings,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  9. Ursula Berngruber

    My heart breaks for all of us who knew and loved Dovie. Dovie and I shared a desk and a tiny office for 8 years at what was then Health Inn. There was never a harsh word or a disagreement. She was a kind and sweet person, a compassionate and very knowledgeable nurse, and a loving wife and mother. I will miss her dearly.

    I pray for strength and peace for her family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  10. Rose Osteen

    One of my most precious customers at the Estée Lauder Counter at Goody’s Department Store. Always so sweet and nice and caring. I remember her calling me and saying she wanted me to pick her out some pretty tops and have them ready cause she was coming during her lunch. I never minded being her personal shopper and helping her with her cosmetics. She always reminded me of Elizabeth Taylor with her beauty and charm. I will surely miss you and thank you for not just being a customer but for being a dear friend❤️🙏

    Reply
  11. Cassie Hillis

    From eating fried apple pies at her house as a kid to working with her as a nurse . She was one the best. Will be missed dearly by many! There will never be another ❤️

    Reply
  12. Farris Ralston

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family of Dovie.

    Reply
  13. Brenda Burns

    We are so Sorry to her of Dovie’s passing.She was such an amazing lady and a Great nurse.Dovie is the one that talked me into becoming a nurse and did 2 years after she was one.We had good times at Boonshill School and she will be sadly missed.My Heart goes out to all her Family and may God wrap his arms around all of you during this most difficult time.Heaven has gained another Angel. Brenda & Joe Burns and Family

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  14. Gloria Armstrong

    Prayers for the family !!!!!!!!!!! I have many fond memories of working with Dovie thru the years and seeing her at LCC when her Mom was there!!!!!!! She has been thru so much and was surely a strong woman!!!!!!!! I will miss her!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  15. Marcella scott

    Sincere sympathy dee and Angie Lynn and I have alot of precious memories of your sweet mom .May god comfort you all till
    We meet again.
    Love y’all
    Lynn and Marcella scott

    Reply

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15 Comments

  1. Lenace Hyde

    Mrs. Dovie was one of my favorite people. She was an absolutely beautiful person inside and out. I enjoyed each time we would talk. She was a wonderful customer and loved having her yard in order. I will miss her so much and I know her family will grieve her loss for a very long time. My prayers for each of you.

    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  2. Daniel Ashby

    I’m so sorry to hear about Dovie I really had a great time working with her I really thought a lot of her and I know she will be missed.

    Reply
  3. Dorothy Taylor

    Deidra I’m so sorry if your mom was anything like you she was wonderful hugs and prayers for your family

    Reply
  4. Robin Rozar

    Prayers for the entire family. I have many memories of working with Dovie at Health Inn when the Barnett’s owned and operated the nursing home. That strong southern belle drawl and always with those cupid bow lips is etched in my memory forever. She was always quick witted and many times we laughed till we cried. She sure was a special lady.

    Reply
  5. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Beautiful lady inside and out…I always thought she looked like Elisabeth Taylor….I know she will be missed by family and friends….RIP beautiful lady

    Reply
  6. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Just a beautiful lady always full of life…my prayers are with her family I know she will be missed…

    Reply
  7. Sharon Hopkins Pruett

    I worked with Dovie at Lincoln Care Center and another Nursing Home . She was the most Kindest and Beautiful Woman . My Sincere Condolences to the Family! Praying 🙏

    Reply
  8. Teri Pitts

    Dierdra and entire family, So very sorry for the loss of your mother. Moms are so hard to let go. Prayers for you and your family!
    Love and Blessings,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  9. Ursula Berngruber

    My heart breaks for all of us who knew and loved Dovie. Dovie and I shared a desk and a tiny office for 8 years at what was then Health Inn. There was never a harsh word or a disagreement. She was a kind and sweet person, a compassionate and very knowledgeable nurse, and a loving wife and mother. I will miss her dearly.

    I pray for strength and peace for her family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  10. Rose Osteen

    One of my most precious customers at the Estée Lauder Counter at Goody’s Department Store. Always so sweet and nice and caring. I remember her calling me and saying she wanted me to pick her out some pretty tops and have them ready cause she was coming during her lunch. I never minded being her personal shopper and helping her with her cosmetics. She always reminded me of Elizabeth Taylor with her beauty and charm. I will surely miss you and thank you for not just being a customer but for being a dear friend❤️🙏

    Reply
  11. Cassie Hillis

    From eating fried apple pies at her house as a kid to working with her as a nurse . She was one the best. Will be missed dearly by many! There will never be another ❤️

    Reply
  12. Farris Ralston

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family of Dovie.

    Reply
  13. Brenda Burns

    We are so Sorry to her of Dovie’s passing.She was such an amazing lady and a Great nurse.Dovie is the one that talked me into becoming a nurse and did 2 years after she was one.We had good times at Boonshill School and she will be sadly missed.My Heart goes out to all her Family and may God wrap his arms around all of you during this most difficult time.Heaven has gained another Angel. Brenda & Joe Burns and Family

    Reply
  14. Gloria Armstrong

    Prayers for the family !!!!!!!!!!! I have many fond memories of working with Dovie thru the years and seeing her at LCC when her Mom was there!!!!!!! She has been thru so much and was surely a strong woman!!!!!!!! I will miss her!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  15. Marcella scott

    Sincere sympathy dee and Angie Lynn and I have alot of precious memories of your sweet mom .May god comfort you all till
    We meet again.
    Love y’all
    Lynn and Marcella scott

    Reply

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