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Thelma Honaker Keene Murphy

December 5, 1928 November 22, 2017
Thelma Honaker Keene Murphy
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Obituary for Thelma Honaker Keene Murphy

Thelma Honaker Keene Murphy, 88 years of age of Mavisdale, VA, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Clinch Valley Medical Center. Born December 5th, 1928 in McDowell, WV, she was the daughter of the late Hobert G. and Ebby Elizabeth Mullins Honaker.

Thelma was a faithful and devoted Christian and member of Prayer Warriors House, Mavisdale, VA. She enjoyed cooking and feeding everyone, praying, going to church and spending time in her garden. She loved to make fried pies to give to family and friends. She always had a smile on her face and loved everyone dearly. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Burlie Keene, daughters, Thelma Lucille Sheets and Mary Alice Hampton; sons, Burlie Keene Jr. and Jack R. Keene; four sisters and five brothers.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughter, Patsy (Coy) Keene of Oakwood, VA; sons, Mickey (Lynn) Keene of Bartley, WV, sisters, Mildred ( Earnest) Hess of Tazewell, VA and Marie Mullins of Pilgrims Knob, VA; brother, George (Juanita) Honaker of Hurley, VA; grandchildren, Eva Davis, Gary Hampton, Julie Hawkins, Mary Kennedy, Mark VanFossen, Regina Phillips, Jessica Keene Blankenship, Chris Hampton, Patricia Hicks, Heather Keene Payne, Burlie Keene, Stevie Keene, Johnny Keene, Donna Gullett, Judy Davis, Jasmine Hampton and Victoria Cook. She is also survived by a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, special friends, Susan Smith, Reverend Leonard and Linda Meadows, Aunt Mabel Mullins, Randy and Ann Tedford and Patricia Hall.

Funeral service for Thelma Honaker Keene Murphy will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 12:00 Noon with Reverend Leonard Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Keen Mountain, VA.

Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Prayer Warrior House.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA on Friday, November 24 after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.
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6:00 PM 11/24/2017 6:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Evening services will take place at 7:00 P.M.

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Funeral Service




12:00 PM 11/25/2017 12:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Antioch Cemetery Final Resting Place

Keen Mountain, Virginia

Keen Mountain Virginia
United States

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