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W. Marvin McKeithan - Bolivia

W. Marvin McKeithan - BoliviaW. Marvin McKeithan, 70, of Bolivia passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. McKeithan was born in Southport, North Carolina on December 6, 1942 to the late David P. McKeithan, Jr. and Ora Galloway McKeithan. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Pythagoras Lodge No. 249, Sudan Convertibles, Royal Order of Jesters, and Sudan Temple. Marvin was well-known for his love of the Masons and Shriners. He was the past president of the Brunswick County Shrine Club and past Captain of the Sudan Thunderbolts. He dedicated thousands of hours to his passion for the Shriner’s crippled children and Oxford Orphanage. Marvin was also giving of himself to members of the community. He served on the Brunswick County School Board from 1985-1989 and also served on the nominating committee of Brunswick Electric. Mr. McKeithan retired from Babcock and Wilcox and Jacobi Hardware. There wasn’t a time that anyone called for help that he turned them down. He was also known for his barbecue and barbecue sauce. Thousands of gallons of sauce were made by him.

He is survived by his wife Regina Moore McKeithan; son Edward McKeithan and friend Gary; two daughters Jackie Ward and fiancé Steve and Nicole Mintz; grandson Adrien McKeithan; and sister Janie George.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his residence with Reverend Mark Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at David R. Mercer Cemetery in Bolivia.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport.

Pallbearers will be Frankie Galloway, Wendell Knox, Skeeter Trott, Frank Galloway, Howard Phillips, and Allen Hux. Honorary pallbearers will be Durwood Landreth, Hubert Brittain, John Kopp, Billy Cheers, Al Robinson, and Harvey Bell.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport


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