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Ernest Clark Kinney

July 8, 1939 ~ November 10, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Ernest Clark Kinney, age 83 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

A lifelong Habersham County native, Ernest was born on July 8, 1939.  He was the son of the late Marvin and Evelyn Smith Kinney.  Mr. Kinney was retired from the Schnadig Corporation as well as United Steel Workers of America.  Mr. Kinney was a family man and a man’s man.  He considered his family his greatest accomplishment and his grandchildren were the light of his life.  Ernest was a man of devout faith and loved his God.  He enjoyed farming and raising cows, gardening and growing corn and he loved to spend time on his tractor.  A man of many talents, Mr. Kinney could do anything.  The necessity to fix his own automobiles and equipment led to years of enjoying classic cars.  He had built a few cabins and ponds that he considered “retirement projects” that he shared with his family.  Ernest loved to shoot pool and he taught his grandsons how to play.  They spent a lot of time playing pool, especially on Sunday afternoons.  Ernest knew the importance of relationships and valued the many friendships of those he considered family.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kinney is preceded in death by son Lloyd Clark Kinney, brothers Raymond, Hugh, Frank and Harvey Kinney and sisters Pauline Kinney, Mildred Cochran, Beryl Stephens Whitner and Irene Hubbard.

Survivors include his wife Eula Dodd Kinney of Mt. Airy, daughter Barbara Ellen Rhodes (Wade) of Demorest and Deborah Kinney Barrett (Terry) of Cornelia, grandchildren Corey Trotman (Eric), Clint Coker, Josh Kinney (Jessica), Austin Clark Kinney (Brianna) and Kaitlin Caudell (Thomas), great grandchildren Leland and Kendall Trotman, Levi, Sara and Noah Kinney, Owen Clark Kinney and Lucy Caudell, special great niece Jessica Kimbrell and great great nieces Peyton and Elliana, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 14, 2022 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow the service in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 2-4 PM.

An online guest book is available for the Kinney family at  .

Arrangements are in the care and professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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November 13, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Funeral Service
November 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Interment following service
November 14, 2022

Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

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Ernest Kinney

July 8, 1939-November 10, 2022

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