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Hermas Keel

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HAMLET — Hermas Patrobie Keel, Jr., age 70 of Hamlet passed away at his home on Aug. 9, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel with burial following at Hillside Memorial Park.

Mr. Keel was born May 2, 1944 in Robeson County, son of the late Hermas Patrobie Keel, Sr., and Agnes Cooper Keel Clark. He worked with JP Stevens, Inc. and retired after many years of service from L.O.F. / Pilkington Glass. He loved fishing with his son and was an avid NASCAR fan, especially for Dale Earnhardt. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends and his K9 buddy, BB.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Irene Perkins also preceded him in death.

Hermas is survived by his wife, Mary Butler Keel of their home in Hamlet; a son, Benny Keel and wife Emily of Ellerbe; daughters, Sherry Morse and Michelle Keel both of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters, Ruth Priest and husband Jimmy of Lumberton, Billie Ann Tucker and husband Johnson of Laurinburg; brother-in-law, Lindsey Perkins of Laurinburg; four grandchildren, Paige Morse, Taylor Morse, Josh Richardson, Sam Richardson and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to the Richmond County Humane Society, 529 W. US 74 Hwy, Rockingham, NC 28379.


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Richard Boles Funeral Service
13640 Andrew Jackson Hwy.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
(910) 291-0066
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2014