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Eileen (McKinney) Biggerstaff

March 31, 2018

Eileen McKinney Biggerstaff, 89, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her home.  She was a daughter of the late Isom Hayes and Jean Bowman McKinney.  Eileen was preceded in death by her husband:  Jack E. Biggerstaff; a son:  Jonny Biggerstaff; and, a great grandson:  Ty Caviness.

Surviving are 2 daughters:  Jeannie Caviness and husband, Lawrence, of Boone, and Janice Dunlap and husband, Eddie, of Albemarle; a son:  Joe Biggerstaff and wife, Kim, of Hendersonville; 8 grandchildren:  Seth Caviness and wife, Carrie, Laura Caviness Petche and husband, Michael, Ben Caviness, Daniel Dunlap, Gabriel Dunlap, Nathaniel Dunlap and wife, Joanna, and Eric and Kate Biggerstaff; 4 great grandchildren:  Hank, Jon and Lee Caviness and Adaline Dunlap; a sister:  Joyce Beauchamp of Bakersville; 2 brothers:  Royce McKinney and wife, Susan, of Houston, TX and Ron McKinney and wife, Libby, of Bakersville.  She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2PM Monday, April 2, 2018, at Hunter Cemetery in Burnsville.  A celebration of life service will be held at 11AM Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in Burnsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Carolina Library for the Blind, 1841 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27635, or to Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church Music Program, 101 N. Main Street, Burnsville, NC 28714.

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This obituary is a courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

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