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Ralph D. Keating

September 1, 1927 — March 29, 2021

Ralph D. Keating, age 93, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at the Sardis Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Batesville, MS with interment to follow at Curtis Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Ralph was born on September 1, 1927 to the late Boyce Henderson Keating, Sr. and Byrd Towles Keating in Batesville, MS. Throughout his life, he worked hard as a farmer and cattleman. Ralph enjoyed raising cattle and going to the cattle auctions. He enjoyed being outside, including hunting and fishing. Ralph was a member of the First Baptist Church in Batesville and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.

The family he leaves behind, to remember his legacy, includes his wife of 73 years, Mary Sorrells Keating of Batesville; his daughter, Linda Keating Parker and husband Steve; and his son-in-law, Rod Rodriguez.

Along with his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by two daughters, Patsy Keating and Jane Keating Rodriguez.

Memorials may sent to Curtis Union Cemetery, c/o Curtis Union Church, 3514 Curtis Rd, Batesville, MS 38606.

 

 

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Interment

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Starts at 12:15 pm (Central time)

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