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 Ora Belle <I>Galloway</I> McKeithan

Ora Belle Galloway McKeithan

Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Feb 2005 (aged 97)
Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Bolivia, Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 100371962 · View Source
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BOLIVIA - Ora G. McKeithan, 97, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family Monday, February 7, 2005.

She was born in Bolivia, NC, on December 3, 1907, the daughter of the late Franklin Eure Galloway and Annie Maultsby Galloway. She was preceded in death by her husband, David P. McKeithan Jr. and son-in-law, Charles D. George, Sr., three brothers and five sisters.

She was the oldest member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Mrs. McKeithan graduated from East Carolina Teacher College in 1931 and East Carolina College in 1963. She taught in Brunswick County Schools for 42 years most of them at the Bolivia School, after retirement she substitute taught for 19 more years. She dedicated 61 years of her life to the education of children.

Survivors include a daughter, Janie M. George; a son, Marvin McKeithan and wife Regina, all of Bolivia; grandchildren, Charles D. George Jr. and wife Donna of Wilmington, Edward M. McKeithan, ARNP of Tampa FL, Jacqueline M. Ward and husband Lewis and Anna Nicole Mintz of Bolivia; great-grandchildren are Chase D. George and Dakota M. George of Wilmington; two brothers, Arthur F. Galloway of Hallsboro, Clyde Galloway of Bolivia; and a sister, Wilma McVey of New Jersey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2005, in the chapel of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory, Supply Chapel, with Reverend Anthony Clemmons and Reverend Mark Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the David R. Mercer Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Frank Galloway of Lake Waccamaw, Charles George, Chase George, Dakota George Lewis Ward, Mark Trull and Gary Lesage.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Raleigh, Howard Phillips, and members of Bethel United Methodist Church. The family would like to express their gratitude to the following caregivers of our Granny, Breege McCoy, Ramona Spencer, Deloris Strong, Carla Todd, Karen Collette, Lacie Caulder, Trina Mullins and Pat Sergent. Their Love and support will never be forgotten.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ora Belle Galloway McKeithan (13 Mar 1907–7 Feb 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100371962, citing David R Mercer Cemetery, Bolivia, Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Evans (contributor 47071981) .