Mae Garrett McKinney, age 89, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on April 5, 2017. Mae was born in Towns County on September 19, 1927 to the late Joseph (Jay) Garrett and Ella Mae Eller Garrett. She loved her flowers and working in her garden. Mae is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Carroll and Betty Cabe McKinney of Hiawassee, Georgia and Keith and Brenda Smith McKinney of Hiawassee, Georgia; two granddaughters, Anisa Tonjee and husband Jason Roberts and Kembra Leigh and husband Evan Hughes; great grandsons, Elijah Shane Roberts, Brenton Tate Roberts, and Kampton McKinney Hughes; great granddaughter, Lila Grace Roberts; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Visitation was held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Banister Funeral Home from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral services began at 11:00 AM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Eller officiating. Music was provided by Bobby Ellis and Martha Barrett. Interment followed at Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery where she was laid to rest next to her late husband of fifty-five years, Jack McKinney. Honorary Pallbearers were Garry Denton, Audie Bradley, Tommy Flanagan, Brad Wilson, Bill Money, Paul Owenby, Henry Noblet, Dewey Dills, Kennon Seabolt, Lamar Sampson, Bill Kendall, Kevin Moss, and Jim Berrong. Banister Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.