Virlyn Kinsey, 87
Passed Away: 11/09/2012
REV. VIRLYN KINSEY, age 87, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on
Friday, November 9, 2012, following an extended illness.
Rev. Kinsey was born on March 27, 1925, in Hall County, Georgia; son
of the late Roscoe Hershel and Ester Altonia Smith Kinsey. He was
employed at New Holland Mill with 20 years of service and Chicopee
Mill with 21 years of service. He was also employed with the U.S.
Security Service where he worked at East Hall High School for 9 years.
Rev. Kinsey was a member of Living Missionary Methodist Church and
Eastview Baptist Church in Gainesville for a number of years. He
currently attended Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Echols Kinsey, Mt. Airy, GA;
daughters, Robin Caldwell, Cornelia, GA and Andria Tyler, Dawsonville,
GA; granddaughter who was raised in the home, Kelly Palmer, Jefferson,
GA; son, Shane Graham, Gainesville, GA; sisters, Onree Dean,
Gainesville, GA and Elaine Durrance, Orlando, FL; brother, Marshall
Kinsey, Gainesville, GA; grandchildren, Lexy Tyler, Chanda Tyler,
Kandy Shook, Tyanna Jackson, Stanley Tyler, Brook Graham, Alex Graham,
and Matthew Seamens; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 11,
2012, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, Georgia with
Rev. John Kinsey officiating. Interment will follow in Alta Vista
Cemetery in Gainesville.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, November
10, 2012, at the funeral home.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Kinsey family may
do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel,
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