Mr. C. Ray Keeling

  • DIED: September 12, 2017
  • LOCATION: Gainesville, Georgia

Mr. Clarence Ray Keeling, age 86, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence.

Born August 6, 1931 in Stephens County GA, he was the son of the late Wilbur Spence Keeling and Lola Mae Terrell Keeling.

He was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Gainesville Georgia and was a retired pharmacist and co-owner of Peachtree Pharmacy in Gainesville. He was a graduate of Mercer University, was a reservist in the Georgia Army National Guard, and he was also an active member of the Gainesville Elks Club. Ray was married to his wife Ann for over 50 years and deeply loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved to fish, spend time on the lake, and camping. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

Family members include his wife Carolyn Ann Keeling; son Stephen Keeling; daughters and sons-in-law Kathleen and Greg Harris, Angela and Paul Murphy, and daughter Jennifer Keeling; grandchildren, Courtney Parks, Brett Entrekin, Spencer Harris, Joseph Harris, Thomas Entrekin, Allison Murphy, and Andrew Murphy; great-grandchildren, Brentley Parks and Rory Parks; sisters-in-law, Miriam Keeling and Juanita Keeling; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard Keeling, Terrell Keeling, Roy Keeling, Verner Keeling, and Fred Keeling; and his sister, Irene Keeling Shockley.

Funeral Services will be held at one o'clock Saturday, September 16, 2017 from the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary.

Interment to follow at Stephens Memorial Gardens.

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; Brett Entrekin, Thomas Entrekin, Kevin Dooley, Jeremy Owens, and Adam Murphy.

The family will receive friends Friday, September 15, 2017 at Little and Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville, GA from 5pm – 7pm and Saturday at Whitlock Mortuary in Toccoa, GA from 11 am until 1 pm.

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at and at

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, Gainesville and Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, are in charge of arrangements.


“ TO Ann and family.I will always be glad that I went to visit Uncle Ray A few weeks ago. I will never forget that Ray when I was a Kid took me to lake...Read More »

Posted by: Freddy Keeling - Toccoa, GA

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