Let the memory of Abner be with us forever
  • 89 years old
  • Born on September 20, 1922 .
  • Passed away on April 5, 2012 .

Abner Fletcher Keith, 89, a resident of Northside, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Granville House in Oxford, North Carolina.

A native of Wake County, the son of the late Johnnie and Lula Emory Keith, retired from North Carolina National Guard and a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church serving in numerous capacities.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM, Monday, April 9, 2012 in the Olive Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Kevin Griggs and Pastor Jack Hollowell.  Burial will be in church cemetery.

Surviving is two daughters, Jeanette Keith Johnson, Dianne Keith Brinkley (William), both of Creedmoor, 5 grandchildren, J. Beck (Pam), T.L. Beck, Michael Brinkley (Jennifer), Tara B. Kitts (Tim), Kristen Brinkley, 12 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, and survived by Eleanor Boykin Keith.  He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Pope Keith.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home.

Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1242 Dabney Drive, Henderson, North Carolina 27536, or Olive Grove Baptist Church, 3024 Olive Grove Church Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

Eakes Funeral Home, Inc. in Creedmoor assisting the Keith family.

Posted by Janice And Charlie Rogers on 26th April 2012
Diane and Jeanette, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. It is so hard to let them go but we know so well they are in a much better place. They will be waiting for us with open arms. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Janice and Chuck Rogers.
Posted by Dennis Keith on 8th April 2012
Jeanette and Diane, My mother in law who is still in Durham called me yesterday with news of your father's passing. Becky and I wish to extend our most sincere sympathies to the entire family. When I learned of Fletcher's passing I immediately thought of happy Saturday nights watching the church softball league, year's ago. Our prayers are with you. Take care.
Posted by Terri Boykin on 7th April 2012
Rest in peace, Fletcher. All your pain is gone now. Regards, the family of his widow, Eleanor Boykin Keith.
Posted by Brenda Andrews on 7th April 2012
Jeanette, Diane and families, So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I will be unable to attend the sceduled services but will be praying for you all. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you all. Brenda
Posted by Shelia Butts on 6th April 2012
Nelson and I are both so deeply saddened by Fletcher's passing, He meant so much to so many of us and especially to my family growing up. I have many dear memories of our family vacations with my parents and Margaret and Fletcher and Dianne. His presence has been missed at church but so happy he is now reunited with his dear Margaret. Our prayers are with you all.

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