Funeral service for Gerald Keene, 85, of Cassatt will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, November 5, 2010 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Mr. Keene died Monday, November 1, 2010. He was born in Louisville, MS, the son of the late Eli and Rosanna Greene Keene. He was a US Army veteran of WWII having served in the 82nd Airborne. After the war Mr. Keene began his barbering career and continued it thru 2008 and was also retired from the State Newspaper as District Manager.
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, of Cassatt; son, Vincent Keene of Alaska, daughters, Shiela Bush, Donna Keene both of Columbia, Cordia Williamson of Camden; step-son Billy Leonard of Florida, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Brice Keene killed in Vietnam.
One-line condolences may be sent to the Keene family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is assisting the family.