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Blanchie Keeling

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cryer Funeral Home in Obion, with Larry Tubb officiating, assisted by Rick Knoll. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery near Obion.
Friends may call at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Keeling, Hank Keeling, Mark Keeling, Luke Keeling, John Keeling, David Keeling and Billy Ray Keeling Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Hale, Danny Via Jr., Stuart Keeling, Warren Keeling, Jonathon Keeling, James Jobe and Alex Keeling.
She was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Bogota, the daughter of the late Johnny Mack and Ruby Lee (Dublin) Whitlow. She was a retired factory employee of the former Thomas Industries in Dyersburg and was a member of Oak Ridge Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Billy L. Keeling, whom she married Dec. 16, 1947, in Corinth, Miss.; five sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Ray and Pat Keeling of Obion, Hank and Rachel Keeling of Hornbeak, Mark and Susanne Keeling of Obion, Luke and Sherry Keeling of the Sidonia community and John and Cindy Keeling of Obion; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Martha and Allen Rogers of Water Valley, Miss., Vickie Hale of Obion, Theresa Jobe of Obion and Betty and Joey Harling of Obion; her brother, Raymond Whitlow of Obion; her sister, Nadine Arnold of Obion; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jeffery Keeling; two brothers, Calvin Whitlow and Ray Junior “Beanie” Whitlow; two sisters, Gracie Criswell and Lurlean Dickerson; and her grandchild.
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