Old Macedonia Cemetery

Quimby and Eliza Abernathy Keever

Quimby Keever


Quimby Keever, son of Thomas Garson Keever and Francis "Fannie" Knight, husband of Eliza Abernathy.

Eliza Abernathy, daughter of William Robert Abernathy and Annie Blackburn/Blackman.

Quimby Keever and Alan Atkinson

Quimby Keever

The Tribune (Cartersville, Georgia) June 26, 1944

Mr. Quimby Keever Well Known Farmer Takes Own Life

Corbin Community Resident Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Would Friday

Friends are shocked to learn of the death of Mr. Quimby Keever, 33, well-known Corbin community farmer who died late Friday afternoon from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Mr. Keever is alleged to have shot himself through the head with a small bore .22 rifle as he stood on the front porch of his home.

Sheriff George Gaddis, summoned to the scene, was told by Mrs. Keever, that her husband’s action came as a shock to her. She reported that he came in from work about five o’clock in the afternoon, put his mules in the barn and entered the house apparently in the best of spirits. She told that he did not seem despondent in anyway, nor had he been drinking.

Mrs. Keever told the sheriff that her husband fired the fatal bullet into his brain as he stood on the front porch, just outside the front door.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 11 o’clock from the Macedonia Church; Rev. Lee Black officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery, the following friends serving as pallbearers; Messrs. Jim Keever, Horace Smith, J.W. Young, C.C. Summey, Max King, and Wilson Kown. Owen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Keever was born in Bartow County, November 12, 1907, a son of Mr. Thomas Keever and the late Fannie Knight Keever, pioneer Bartow County residents. He had made his home practically all his life in the White district, where he has a farm. He was married ten years ago to Miss Eliza Abernathy.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James Keever; four daughters, Fannie, Donie Sue, Martha Jane and Lula Bell Keever; his father, Mr. Thomas Keever; one sister, Mrs. Wilford Daniel, of Trion, Georgia.

Tenderest sympathy goes out to members of the bereaved family in their tragic loss.

Eliza Abernathy Keever

Daily Tribune News (Cartersville, GA), March 28, 2002

Eliza A. Keever, 89, of Massell Drive, Cartersville, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Maple Ridge Health Care Center.
Mrs. Keever was born September 24, 1912, in Bartow County, a daughter of the late W.R. and Annie Blackburn Abernathy.
She was a member of the Center Baptist Church and was retired from Sam Howell Hospital.
Preceded in death by her husband, Quimby Keever, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Annette Keever of Cartersville; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Charles Adams of Cartersville, Martha and James Howell of Cartersville, Lula and Wendell Ferguson of Dallas, Mary Lou and Earl Cantrell of Cartersville, a son-in-law, Walter Miller, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Millsapps of Cumming; sisters-in-law, Fanny Abernathy of Colorado, Bessie Brooks of Powder Springs, a number of nieces and nephews, a special cousin, Lorene Blackburn, special friends Ruth McAfee and Eva Beavers.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Fannie Keever Miller; her sisters, Sarah, Bessie and Cordie Abernathy and her brothers Frank and N.D. Abernathy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002 from Center Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Adams, The Rev James Blackburn and Charles Howell officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Macedonia Cemetery.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Brother N.D. was Nat Daniel Abernathy.


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Old Macedonia Cemetery, Bartow County, Georgia