WESTMINSTER — The old family home of Kenneth and Lynda King on Toccoa Highway is the display site for a butterfly quilt block made originally by his mother, Marie Hardy King (1926-2010), the daughter of Tom and Myrtie Hardy.
King was married to Vinton King and they had three children — Dorothy K. Dyar, Kenneth V. King, and David L. King — along with six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to taking care of a family, King worked at TGY until she retired.
Growing up in Oconee County, it was Mrs. King’s mother and grandmother who taught her how to quilt. She also loved to work in her garden, raising her favorite flowers, roses, and enjoyed putting up all the produce that she grew, feeding her family wonderful meals.
King created the butterfly quilt pattern, making one for each of her children and grandchildren. She also helped her granddaughter make a Dutch Doll quilt. She was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church.