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Marie Hoyle Keever

Marie Hoyle Keever, age 88, Erwin, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at Cornerstone Village. She is a daughter of the late Dave and Kerley Price Hoyle. Marie lived in Unicoi County most of her life.

Marie retired from Industrial Garments. She was of the Church of Christ Faith.

Marie loved being outdoors, gardening, sewing, and canning. She enjoyed working in her flowers. Her family loved to hear her tell stories of her years of growing up. Marie was strong willed and always started her day out with a large cup of coffee and an oatmeal cake.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur “Buck” Keever, one son, Danny N. Keever, one son-in-law, Robert Shelton, one brother, and three sisters.

Marie leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Joseph M. Keever and wife, Vivian Byrd, two daughters: Connie Higgins and husband, Charles “Butch”, Barbara Shelton; five sisters: Nellie Riddle, Minnie Armold, Linda Barnette, Wanda Higgins, Blanche Watts; two sisters-in-law: Laura Tipton, Florna Hoyle; seven grandchildren: Amber Shelton, April Shaffner, Michael Higgins, Christopher Keever, Corey Keever, Cody Keever, Ashley Byrd; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Due to Covid-19 the family will attend a private Celebration of Life.  Private burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Keever family at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Keever family.  (423) 743-1380.