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Mr. Coy Lane “Tommy” Keenum, age 84, of Mansfield passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. He was born March 19, 1935 in Suit, North Carolina to James William and Laura Beaver Keenum who have preceded him in death. Mr. Keenum grew up in Suit and graduated from Hiawassee Dam High School. He was a member of New Rocky Creek Baptist Church and loved going to church. Mr. Keenum loved spending time with his family especially his great grandbabies. He was preceded in death by his wife Geneva Garrett Keenum, and his siblings; Lennell Keenum, Hubert Keenum, Guy Keenum, Clint Keenum, Ann Dobbins, Faye Ledford, and Pauline Keenum.
Mr. Keenum is survived by his daughter Ramona Keenum Spence of Mansfield, he loved all of his nieces and nephews and raised Lee Stiles, Mary Robinson, and Gary Stiles as his own, he is also survived by his grandchildren Kristina Snell (Jeremy) of Monroe, and Adam Lane Spence (Danielle) of Bethlehem, his great grandchildren Buster Lane, Coy James Spence, Melissa Snell, and Kaylen Spence his sisters Elease Cole of Gastonia, North Carolina, and Eula Dean of Farner, Tennessee along with a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and close friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Keenum will be held at 3 o’clock Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home with Dr. Randy Reese, Reverend Chris Johnson, and Reverend James Ward officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Saturday prior to the service. The family has requested no flowers please. Donations may be made to New Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 190 New Rocky Creek Road, Mansfield, GA 30055. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guest book may be signed on-line www.harwellfuneralhome.com.