This month Generations Pie Company is highlighting my great grandmother, Hattie McKinney Overton.Ms. Overton was born Sep 19, 1881 in Big Rock, Steward County, TN to Ferdinand and Willie Elam McKinney. In 1899, she married James Garfield Overton.
They had 6 daughters and 3 sons. She learned to create delicious pies from her mother and taught her daughters how to bake pies. She often baked apple pies, chess pies and the famous "Granny Suk’s Sweet Potato pie" just to name a few for her family and church circle. She was lovingly called "Granny Suk" and her husband was called Grandpa Golly when the grandchildren came along.
Years later the family moved from Tennessee to Hopkinsville, KY where they owned a farm. I fondly remember visiting in the summer where there were plenty of livestock and an "outhouse".
After, my great grandfather, Grandpa Golly, passed away in 1968, Granny Suk moved to Indianapolis with her brother Ferdinand McKinney Jr (Uncle Ferd) to live near her three (3) daughters and two (2) sons.
Ms. Hattie McKinney Overton lived a long life and had many stories to tell. She died on November 30, 1981 at 100 years old.
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