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Florence Marie Keeton, 78

Florence Marie Keeton, 78, of McMinnville died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Smithville on Sept. 23, 1934, a daughter of the late Pauline N. (Cantrell) and Hobart J. Stewart. She was a homemaker and a member of Gath Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Dianne S. Milstead of McMinnville; and Tammy H., and husband Mike McClain of McMinnville; sister, Mattie Sue Vaughn of McMinnville; two brothers, George M. Stewart of McMinnville, Sid, and wife Sophia Stewart of McMinnville; sister-in-law, Inez Cope Stewart of McMinnville; four grandchildren, Monica Marie Milstead, Melanie Renee’ Milstead, Courtney Anne McClain Rutherford and husband Jason, Caitlin Mica’ McClain Locke and husband Bradley, three great-grandchildren, Madison Paige Jones, Tristan Stewart Stone, Sarah Kate Rutherford; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hobart Jennings and Pauline (Cantrell) Stewart; one brother Paul Jennings Stewart; and two sisters, Katy R. Tomlin and Betty Ruth Maxwell.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home with Ray Gilder and Ricky Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens in Smithville. The family will receive friends from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers family request donations to St. Jude or Alzheimer’s research. To sign the online guest book, visit www.gardensofmemoryfuneralhome.com.
Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 25, 2013


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