Ralph Madison McKinney, Jr

May 4, 2014 

Ralph Madison McKinney, Jr., age 72, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Services for Mr. McKinney will be held 2:00 pm Friday, May 2, 2014 in the mausoleum chapel of Pinecrest Memorial Park in Clayton, NC.

He was a native of South Carolina and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a local and state political activist that sought office in the U.S. Senate on behave of peoples civil and constitutional rights.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Anthony “Tony” McKinney.

Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Karangellen; two sons, Timothy Wayne McKinney and Jason Keith McKinney and his wife Stefanie; seven grandchildren, Leigha McKinney, Christopher Hellton McKinney, Nashua Chase McKinney, Cameron Lee McKinney, Julia Alexandria McKinney, Kathryn Ann

Marie McKinney and Collin Ray McKinney; two brothers and one sister.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to: Carolina Donor Services, 3621 Lyckan Parkway, Durham, NC 27707.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com.

Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton.

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