First Posted: 2/3/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth McKinney Gwyn, 86, of Mount Airy, widow of Charles Edward Gwyn Sr., passed away at her home Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. Mrs. Gwyn was born in Surry County on Oct. 25, 1922, to the late Jim and Ada Denny McKinney. She retired from Northern Hospital of Surry County and was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church. Mrs. Gwyn was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Carpenter, and a son, Charles Edward (Stobie) Gwyn Jr., both of the home; a grandson, Wesley Carpenter and wife, Angela, of Ennice; great-grandchildren, Qwenton and Charlie; sisters-in-law, Jenny Gwyn, Betty Gwyn and Callie Lothian; and a special niece, Carlie Grubbs. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gwyn was preceded in death by four sisters, Gertrude McKinney, Connie McKinney, Inez Frye and Leon Dezern; and three brothers, Hoyle, Wrenn and Moses McKinney. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Todd Byrd with burial to follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from noon until the time of the service at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. The family would like to express a special thanks to caregiver, Martha Haynes and Gail, Mary, Todd and Amy of Mountain Valley Hospice for the wonderful care given to Mrs. Gwyn during her illness. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.