Robert Mood McKay


Robert M. McKay was born August 28, 1894 in Fairfield County, a son of Joseph McKay and Mary Atkinson McKay.


CAMDEN – Funeral services for Robert M. McKay, 64, Blaney farmer, were conducted in Smyrna Methodist Church in West Wateree at 11 o’clock this morning by the Rev. Furman Harvey and the Rev. George Partridge. Burial was in the Smyrna Methodist churchyard.

Mr. McKay died Wednesday morning, August 17, 1960 in a Columbia hospital after an illness of about six weeks.

Born in Fairfield County, he was a son of the late Joseph McKay and Mary Atkinson McKay and attended the Richland County schools. He was a member of Sanders Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include nine daughters, Mrs. George T. Rabon, Mrs. Janie Bell Rabon and Mrs. Hampton Watts of Blaney, Mrs. James E. McKay of Columbia, Mrs. Jessie Munday, Mrs. Betty Tarkington and Mrs. William Weaver of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Billie Trouble and Miss Frances McKay of Hilliard, Fla.; a son, Wayne McKay of Hilliard, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. John M. Kelly of Blaney and 20 grandchildren.

August 18, 1960, Robert M. McKay was listed in the newspaper article “Deaths.”

Obituary Information:

August 18, 1960  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 32
August 18, 1960  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 36

Tombstone Information:

Located in Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Edward Traxler


On February 13, 2022, Robert M. McKay was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Janie McKay Smith.

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