Minnie Hannah Carolyn Ivie Looney, age 93 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Born in Habersham County on June 1, 1927, she was a daughter of the late William Dallas Ivie and Dora Icie Warwick Ivie. She was a nurse’s aide with Habersham Hospital and Habersham Home for many years. Minnie also served as a civilian clerk typist for the United States Army in Atlanta, Georgia, during World War II. She was a devout churchgoer and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Jarrell Looney, second husband, Robert Burton; son, William Jonathan Looney; daughter, Susan Elizabeth Herron; brother, Henry Lee Ivie; sister, Luna Mae Long.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen W. Looney & Teresa McVeigh of Augusta; daughter-in-law, Betsy Looney of Gainesville; grandchildren and spouses, Paul Herron of Manhattan, Kansas, Laura Beth Herron of Athens, Tennessee, Jake & Laura Herron of Apison, Tennessee, Ginni Herron of Apache Junction, Arizona, Katie & Jourdan Smith of Gainesville; and 5 great-grandchildren, Gracelyn, Landon, Braden, and Madelyn Herron, and Ava Smith.
The family expresses their gratitude to Gay Milholen for being Minnie’s caregiver and friend during the last months of her life. They would also like to offer special thanks to the staff at Habersham Retreat, who took care of Minnie for the last year.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:30 pm, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Cornelia United Methodist Church, with Pastor Ben Wilcox officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Cornelia United Methodist Church, 275 Wyly Street, Cornelia, GA 30531.
The family will receive friends from 2 pm until the service hour at the church.
Those in attendance at the memorial service are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.