JANICE WOODYARD McKEE, "The Drug Barn Lady," 81, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., died Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Huntington, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Carl Odell Woodyard and Virginia Legg Woodyard. Mrs. McKee was the Owner/Manager of the Drug Barn in Roanoke Rapids. She served as a volunteer at the former Roanoke Rapids Hospital, was a member of the first City Champion Bowling Team and head of the Candy Stripers at Halifax Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Billy Ray McKee; three sons, Gregory A. McKee and wife Valerie Burns of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Jeffery R. McKee and wife Beverly Gray of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Steven Bryan McKee and wife April Vaughan of Nashville, N.C.; and her adoptive sons, Arthur Ray Hawkins and wife Dr. Valerie Hawkins of McDonough, Ga., and Jerry Mathis and his wife Nancy of Canton, Ga.; a sister, Barbara Barr of Huntington, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Brandon Dawson, Courtney Wrenn, Jeremy McKee and Allison Askew; 10 great-grandchildren, Courtney Stout, Kirstie Stout, Leyla Dawson, Brea Dawson, Skylar Wrenn, Cody Wrenn, Madisyn McKee, Riley Askew, Londyn Askew and Ryker Askew. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Roanoke Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Roanoke Baptist Church, 101 Henry Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wrennclarkehagan.com .
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