Myrtle Owen Wright Keever
Jacksonville - Funeral services for Myrtle Owen Wright Keever, 99, of Jacksonville, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville with Dr. Derek Staples officiating and great-grandson, Nick Leonard as vocalist. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. on December 11, 2012 at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in Anniston.

Mrs. Keever died Tuesday at Jacksonville Medical Center.

Survivors include her children, Esther Wright Meharg, of Anniston, Robert Lee “Buddy” Wright (Gwen), of Huntsville and Ralph “Butch” Wright (Jeanne), of Enterprise; stepson, Tom Keever (Carolyn) and stepdaughter-in-law, Ann Keever; grandchildren, Robert Leonard (Glynda), Susan Leonard Wesson (Jeff), Linda Leonard Callahan, Cathy Wright Dietz (Richard), Robert Michael Wright, Leanne Renee Wright Lee (John), Matthew Robert Wright, Karen Meharg Harper (Tim), Mandy Meharg Parrish, Ralph “Jerry” Wright (Lara) and Sarah Wright Downey (John); twenty-three great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Mary Owen Winstead, of Jacksonville.

Mrs. Keever is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Lee Wright Sr., and Charles M. Keever; daughter, Roberta Wright Leonard; son-in-law, Loman Leonard; son-in-law; Larry Meharg; stepson, Larry Keever; granddaughter; Lisa Wright Lyons and grandsons, Mark Christopher Wright and Thomas Scott Leonard; nine brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Robert Leonard, Jerry Wright, Matt Wright, Joe Cargal, Rob Leonard and Jeff Wesson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacksonville Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary.

Mrs. Keever was a native of Cleburne County and a resident of Calhoun County for most of her life. She was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Mrs. Keever served as president and vice president of the Jacksonville Medical Center Auxiliary. From 1984-2001 she had volunteered 6,412 hours.

Mrs. Keever was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister and will be missed by all who knew her.

Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com.
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