Arbutus Keene

Arbutus Keene

Saturday, July 1st, 1922 - Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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Mrs. Arbutus Keene, age 97, of Lebanon, Virginia, passed away Sunday (May 10, 2020) in an Abingdon, Virginia nursing facility. Born July 1, 1922 in Swords Creek, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Pearl Vance McNulty. A lifelong resident of Russell County, she was a graduate of Honaker High School and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Harold Keene, five brothers, Acie McNulty, Winfred “Peg” McNulty, Jay McNulty, Nicee McNulty, and Jim McNulty, and two sisters, Narcie Burke and Delphia Taylor. In her generation, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors include two children, Alma Jean Griffin and husband, Don of Shady Valley, Tennessee, and Lynn Keene and wife, Charlotte of Lebanon, Virginia; three grandchildren, Anna Donohoe, John Elliott, and Elizabeth Keene; special caregiver, Katie Ingle; sisters-in-law, Margaret Runyon, Henrietta Keene, Helen Keene, and Jean McNulty; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In consideration of health and well-being of others and in respect of the guidelines of the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia services will be a private family gathering with Rev. Darrell Fletcher and Rev. Larry Stinson officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery at Lebanon, Virginia.
Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.
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    Russell Memorial Cemetery
    Main Street
    LEBANON, VA 24266
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Rodney McNulty

Posted at 05:18pm
This is Rod McNulty. I loved Aunt Eunice dearly and would love to hear from Lynn or Alma Jean. Phone 4195613267.

Richard Carl Hess Sr

Posted at 02:35pm
God Bless You and keep you Cousin I didn't know you had passed you will be missed

Jean and Jeff McNulty

Posted at 01:50pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With our love and sympathy
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Your New Peoples Bank Family

Posted at 01:41pm
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Becky Fuller Smith

Posted at 10:31am
Alma Jean, Thinking of you in the loss of your beautiful Mother. You had her a long time and I know she was precious to you.
Your classmate, Becky Fuller Smith

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