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November 26, 2012

Ada Belle Lester Keene

HENDERSON, N.C. — Ada Belle Lester Keene, age 78, of 130 Cedarwood Drive, Henderson, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8:10 p.m. after a long fought illness. Formerly of Grundy, Va., she was a resident of Buchanan County most of her life.

Mrs. Keene was born August 31, 1934 to the late Kennis and Pearly Lester. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Perrie Keene; one brother, Woody; and three sisters, Minnie Lester, Ellen Scarberry and Hester Looney.  

She is survived by two sons: Perrie Jr. (Rebecca) Keene of Henderson, N.C. and Larry (Belinda) Keene of the Slate Creek area of Grundy; six grandchildren: Julia Keene of Henderson, N.C., Patrick (Kara) Keene of Columbia, S.C., Thomas (Heather) Keene of New Orleans, La., Miranda Fletcher of Grundy, Candace (Jon) St.Clair of Grundy and Noah Keene of Grundy; two great-grandchildren: Jacey and Aubrey-Anna St. Clair.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Virginia Funeral Home on Slate Creek in Grundy with services at 7:00 p.m. conducted by Pastor Bill Neely. Services will continue at noon on Wednesday, November 28 at Matney Cemetery on Slate Creek.

Pallbearers will be friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Keene and Thomas Keene.

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