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Ruth Rawls Keel

December 4, 1944 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 74)



Ruth Rawls Keel, 74, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00pm in Speed Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday, August 4, 2019 with Pastor Eason Clark officiating.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Thompson; brothers, Clifton, Shorty, Ray and Kenneth Rawls.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Paul Keel; daughter, Jennifer Taylor and husband Victor, III; sons, Paul Keel, Jr., David Reed Keel; sisters, Sarah Grimsley, Shirley Rawls; brother, Ernest Rawls; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday at Carlisle Funeral Home from 1:30-2:30pm.

Arrangements are entrusted to Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

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August 4, 2019

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Carlisle Funeral Home
701 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC 27886

Graveside Service
August 4, 2019

3:00 PM
Speed Baptist Church Cemetery

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