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ASH – Reba Elneta McKeithan, 88, of Ash, N.C., passed away Aug. 6, 2016, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 27, 1928, in Brunswick County, daughter of the late Edmond McKeithan and Lillie Milligan McKeithan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy McKeithan; her son, Waylon Elwood McKeithan; her grandson, Eddie Dean Stephens; and her son-in-law, Donnie High.

Surviving are her son, Harry Douglas McKeithan (Wanda) of Ash; daughters, Jeanette Stephens of Shallotte, N.C., and Belita High of Pireway, N.C.; grandchildren, Michael Stephens, Roy Stephens (Rae), Cindi Reese and Nicholas High (Hope); great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Reese Stephens and Sidney Nicole High; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at New Life Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in New Life Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Liberty Hospice, PO Box 200, Supply, NC 28462, or to New Life Baptist Church, PO Box 51, Ash, NC 28420.

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