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April 24, 2024

Ray Hilton Keever

Ray Hilton Keever

Ray Hilton Keever, 88, of Statesville, passed away, Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Ray was born on November 2, 1933, in Alexander County, and was the son of the late Parks Leeper Keever and Cora Lee Wike Keever. He attended Hiddenite High School and served in the US Army.

On June 1, 1958, he married Joyce Burrus Keever, who survives. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. Ray worked for Southern Furniture for a number of years and retired from Glen Eagle Marine Furniture.

In addition to his wife, Ray is survived by two sons, Steven Keever (Kim) of Dunwoody, Georgia, and Eric Keever (Carla) of Statesville; six grandchildren, Benjamin, Annabel and Rachel Keever, Parks and Samantha Keever, and Courtney Goble; a sister, Ruth Reid; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Keever; two sisters, Lorene Hutchins and Louise Howell; and three brothers, William Keever, Clyde Keever, and Jerry Keever.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Burgess officiating. The family will speak with friends following the service at the church.

Memorials may be to Beulah Baptist Church and online condolences may be made to the family at

1 Comment

  1. Grace L Deal on January 29, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Please accept my sympathy. My father, Haskel Glenn Deal who passed away 6 years ago yesterday at the age of 93, is the eldest child of Dollie Myrtle Wike Deal, sister of Cora Lee Wike Keever.

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