73 year old Thomas Keen of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the Sink Creek Missionary Baptist Church and he was retired from the Carrier Corporation. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Richard Haley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Keen was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Matilda Smith Keen; his wife, Jane "Bunny" Keen; son-in-law,, Rickey Ford; sisters, Easter Mooneyham and Greenie Mayne; and brother, William A. Rice. Survivors include two daughters, Terrie Ford and husband Ray Vaughan of Smithville and Michelle and husband Carl Washer of Smithville. Grandchildren, Holly Ford Bullard, Carla Washer and Mark Pedigo, Amy, Amanda, and Caden Washer. Five great grandchildren, Berkley Pedigo, Rickey Bullard, Katie, Parker, and Wyatt Washer. Two sisters, Eva Mitchell of Barbourville, Kentucky and Viola Gray of Corbin, Kentucky. A brother, Thomas Rice of McMinnville. Special niece, Brenda Davidson George of McMinnville and several other nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Mar 19 2013