MOUNT OLIVE - Shelton McCrea Keene, 76, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at Eureka Christian Church with the Rev. Frank Purvis and the Rev. George Futrelle officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Hillcrest Cemetery. Preceding him in death were his parents, Cooper and Bessie Keen and brother, Randy Keen. He is survived by his wife, Verna Mae Keene; daughter Tracy Keene and friend Michael Pearce, of Mount Olive; son Mark Keene and wife Karen, of Kinston; granddaughter Taylor Lynne Keene of Kinston; three sisters, Sylvia Porter of Suffolk, Va., Brenda Lancaster and Debbie Daniels and husband Gerald, all of Goldsboro; his brother, Don Carol Keen and wife Dorothy, of Mount Olive; along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends following the funeral service at the church and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Eureka Christian Church, Scholarship Fund of Franklin Carlisle Purvis, 2036 Dobbersville Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Street Greenville, SC 29605. Online condolences may be made at westanddunn.com. A Service of West & Dunn Funeral Home of Newton Grove, North Carolina. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from January 25 to January 28, 2013