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Harle William Keith

May 1, 1961 — September 20, 2022

Harle William “Little” Keith, 61, of Benton, departed this life peacefully on September 20, 2022, at his home with his loving family at his side. 

He was born in Chatsworth, Ga., on May 1, 1961, to the late Julian E. Keith and Pearl Rymer Law.

Little had a humorous personality and loved, cracking jokes, always finding a way to make those around him laugh.  He was a talented musician, loved to play guitar, listening to country music, and was an avid fan of Merle Haggard and loved listening to all his music.

One of Little’s fondest and most cherished memory was that of his precious grandchildren.  He had a love that was unmatched for his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to have known him.

In addition to his parents, Julian E. Keith, and Pearl Rymer Law, he is preceded in death by his brother, Rodney Rymer; sister, Debra Keith and grandson, James Goforth.

Left to cherish the many memories include his beloved wife, of 23 years, Michelle “Tweety” Keith; children, Jennifer Keith, Hailey Brown, Kayla Goforth, and Courtney Walker; siblings, Eldon (Kathy) Keith, Janet Jenkins, Julia (Ricky) Tallent, Cheryl Long, Stacey (Julia) Keith, Richard (Sissy) Keith, Randy “Foos” Ball, Darrell Kyker, Brian Keith, and Kim Honey.  Several grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends also survive.

Family and friends will gather from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Sherry Hardin, Hailey Brown, Eldon Keith, Hoss Keith, Robbie Powell, and Jason Wooten for their sincere care during Little’s final days.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Friends and Family

Monday, September 26, 2022

12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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