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Jimmy McKinney

Hamburg, AR, 1937 - 2010

Mr. Jimmy McKinney, 72, of Hamburg, died Monday, July 12, 2010 at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mr. McKinney was a native of Moro, Arkansas and a resident of Hamburg for the past 46 years. He graduated from Aubrey High School and attended business school in Memphis. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served with the Pacific Fleet. He worked for Georgia-Pacific Particleboard and Paper Mills until he started working in the restaurant business in 1983. He, along with his partners Robby Thompson and Joe Green, opened the Catfish Inn on White's Ferry Road in West Monroe. In 1993 he purchased the Catfish Inn in Hamburg and was still actively managing it until his death. He was a member of the Eden Baptist Church, the Prairie Lodge #465 of Hamburg, Little Rock Scottish Rite and the Sahara Shrine Temple in Pine Bluff. He was a past president of the Fountain Hill School Board and past secretary of the United Brotherhood of Pulp, Paper and Sulfide workers. He loved working outdoors, cutting grass and bailing hay.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Vern McDaniel McKinney and a sister, Mildred Untermeyer. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Shelton McKinney; a son, James McKinney and wife, D'Ann, all of Hamburg; a sister, JoAnn Holloway and husband, Wiley, of Lampasas, Texas; a brother, Robert McKinney and wife, Hisae, of Aiea, Hawaii; a granddaughter, Brooke McKinney of Hamburg and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 10 a.m., Friday at the Eden Baptist Church with burial in the Eden Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Jerry Stanley, 747 Hy. 8 West, Hamburg, Ark. 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at

Published July 14, 2010

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Inc.
302 E. Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 28, Hamburg, AR
Phone: 870-853-5252