Mrs. Mary McKinney Harbin Gore, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at Emory University Hospital.

       Mrs. Gore was born in Centre, Alabama on July 13, 1939, the daughter of the late James Ernest McKinney and the late Sarah Inez Law McKinney. She worked and retired from General Electric. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Glen Harbin and Dan Garrett; her son, Mike Harbin; her sisters, Sybol McKinney, Shirley McKinney Renfroe, Nellie Jo McKinney Guffey; her brothers, Clyde McKinney, Norman McKinney, Euclid McKinney and Windol McKinney.

       She loved growing beautiful flowers, especially azaleas, and making her yard a bird sanctuary. She was very protective of the birds and has been known to use her BB gun to attack critters who came to feast on the special seed mixture she provided for her birds. Mary was a loyal Alabama fan, but her favorite activity was spending time with her fur baby, Ginger.

       She is survived by her husband, Allen Gore; her brother, Billy Wayne McKinney (Linda Gail); her 4 stepchildren; her nephews, Brian McKinney (Candice) and Jimmy McKinney (Judy); her nieces, Linda Pickelsimer, Gayla Plott (Rusty), Judy Bailey, Freida Walker (Johnny) and Cheryl Pace; a host of great and great-great nephews and nieces; her fur baby, Ginger; and her close friend, Ricki Dorman. A special thanks from the family to Wynette Hayes.

       Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023, at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, with Dr. Mark Cosby officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

       The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, from 12:00pm until the service time.

       Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Friday, October 6, 2023, at 12:30 pm and include Johnny Walker, Chris Waddell, Nick Mobley, Will McKinney, Beck McKinney, and Jason Errea.

       Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.