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06/18/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Edythe Keeter Keithley Fowler

Edythe Keeter Keithley Fowler
(11 July 1922 - 17 June 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news today.     Edythe Keeter Keithley Fowler, mother of Sandra Keithley Johnson ('60) of VA, Dee Keithley Morgan ('61) of VA, David ("Bud") Keithley ('65) of PA, and  Tom Keithley ('68) of VA, passed away in Smithfield on Friday, June 17, 2011 at the age of 88. 

From the Daily Press - 06/18/11: 

                 Edythe Keeter Keithley Fowler



SMITHFIELD - Edythe Keithley Fowler, 88, joined the Lord, Our Father in Heaven on June 17, 2011.

She was born July 11, 1922, in Elizabeth City County (Hampton), Va., to Mary Virginia Armstrong Keeter and Alonza Franklin Keeter, and was the youngest of their four children.

She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings.

Edythe was a member of Hampton Roads Baptist Church for many years and was a Sunday school teacher. She worked in the clinic at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., for 30 years, retiring in 1984.





She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Sandra Keithley Johnson (Don) of Smithfield, Va., and Dee Keithley Morgan (Jack) of Newport News, Va.; two sons, David Keithley (Nadia) of Newmanstown, Pa., the Rev. Thomas Keithley (Janet) of Berryville, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express its thanks to Riverside Convalescent Center of Smithfield and Riverside Hospice for their love and care of their mother.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011, in Peninsula Memorial Park officiated by the Rev. Mack Scott and the Rev. Thomas Keithley.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from June 18 to June 19, 2011.
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June 18, 2011
  Sandra and Family,
I wish to express my condolences and sympathy for your loss. Sandra, you were a faithful and loving daughter. Let this and knowing that she is now sharing her home with our heavenly father bring you peace and comfort. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
In Christ,
Nellie Stephenson

~ Nellie Stephenson, Smithfield, Virginia

June 19, 2011

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Edythe and I were in the same Sunday School Class at Hampton Roads Baptist Church. We had many wonderful times together serving our Lord. May God give you comfort and strength during this time. In Christian Love - Anita McKinley, Hampton, VA


June 20, 2011

My sincere condolences to Mrs. Fowler's family. I truly enjoyed visiting and talking with her during my time working at Riverside Convalescent. We often talked about her love for her children and how proud she was of each of you. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she is watching over you.

June 21, 2011

Tom and Janet - we will be keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family.

June 21, 2011

Tom and Janet,
As you know, the whole congregation of Grace is keeping you and your family in their prayers, as are Dan and I. So glad your mother is in God's peace now.

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Fowler's family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Flower Bar 27 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/26/10

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