HINESVILLE -- Mrs. Juanita A. Keel, 89, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah following a short illness.
Born in Bulloch County, Mrs. Keel lived in Hinesville for 62 years. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, where she was the nursery director for over 50 years. She was also an avid sports fan.
She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Jack Keel.
Survivors are her two daughters, Jackie (Wayne) Ray of Hinesville and Jerri (Bob) Graff of Pembroke; three sons, John "Buckey" (Yvette) Keel of Hinesville, Jimmy (Jennie) Keel of Riceboro and Joey (Diana) Keel of Riceboro; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers are Mark Ray, Keith Ray, Michael Graff, Ryan Graff, Eric Keel and Kenny Fussell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ellen Barnes, Roger Branson, Linda Bridgeman, Bob and Sandra Collette, Millie Minton, Joe and Ruth Patti, Arlene Woidyla, Sandra Riley, Walt and Pat Walters, Thomas and Mary Cribbs, Rick Holley, Bobby and Sandy Mobley, Pam and Jeff Vreeland, Hazel Stafford, Patti Edwards, Retha Standard, Sara Brown, Kevin and Mary Lou Poole and Joyce King.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel.
The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael D. Buckley and the Rev. John A. Aspinwall officiating. Burial will be in Oglethorpe Memorial Park.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.
Statesboro Herald, November 12, 2013
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