Mr. Merion McKenzie, age 82, of Trion, GA, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, in a Rome health care facility.  Mr. McKenzie was born in Chattooga County GA, the son of the late Taylor McKenzie and Mary Smallwood McKenzie.  Mr. McKenzie worked for many years at Mt. Vernon Mills.  In addition to his parents, Mr. McKenzie was preceded in death by his brothers, Conley McKenzie, Lee Gene McKenzie and James McKenzie.Survivors include a brother, Carl McKenzie; a sister, Thelma McKenzie Jones, both of Trion, GA; several nieces and nephews.  His extended family include the residents and employees of Chulio Hills Nursing Home.Graveside and interment services will be held Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 11am in West Hill Cemetery in Trion, GA, with Rev. Vernon Johnson officiating. Please join Mr. McKenzie’s family in honoring his life by visiting to post tributes and share memories. The Heritage Chapel of McGuire, Jennings and Miller Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for Mr. Merion McKenzie.