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Obituary: Joe Harrell ‘Tobe’ Keys


Joe Harrell “Tobe” Keys, 96, of Texarkana, Ark., died April 10, 2023. He was born Feb. 10, 1927, in Pike City, Ark., the son of the late John Wesley Keys and Ivie Mae Wagner Keys.

He was a US Army veteran, stationed in Japan during WWII. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Edwina Louise Hodge.

Survivors include: three children, Joe Keys Jr. of Pearland, Texas; Carolyn Hill and husband Mike of Stephenville, Texas; and Janet Byram of Texarkana, Ark.; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 14, at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, April 15, at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, with Bro. Chip Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Japany Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

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