James Alvin Keyes        
1920 - 2003 

James Alvin Keyes, age 82, of Hitchins, Ky., died Tuesday morning, Feb. 4th, at his residence, following an extended illness. 

Mr. Keyes was born May 19th, 1920, at Johns Run, Ky., a son of the late Herbert and Martha Gollihue Keyes. 

He was retired from Ky. Electric Steel as a crane operator, was a devoted Christian & member of the Willard Wesleyan Church, a WWII Army Veteran, a member of the D.A.V. #147 and was a Ky. Colonel. 

He was preceded in death by: 4 brothers: Claude (& Elma) Keyes, Arnold (& Norma) Keyes, Clint Keyes and Clayton Keyes and 3 sisters: Mildred (& Frank) Sammons, Elsie (& Sam) Wilcox and Doloris (& Clyde) Hanks. 

His survivors include: His Wife of 55 years: Anita Sexton Keyes of Hitchins, KY;  1 sister-in-law: Joyce Keyes of Phoenix, AZ; Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces, Great-Nephews and many relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Walter Wilcox and David Wilcox, ministers. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-9 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Community Hospice 1538 Central Avenue Ashland, KY 41101. 

Condolences can be made at www.timeformemory.com/malone 

Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

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