Louise Keyt Frazier, 101, of the Dry Creek Community, Dowelltown, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Monday, January 7, 2019.
Louise was born July 2, 1917, in Spencer, TN, to the late Rev. Widney Garfield and Elizabeth Ladd Keyt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Frazier; two sons and a daughter-in law, John Larry (Billie Ann) and Joe Ronald “Ronnie” Frazier; grandson, Joe Ronald Frazier II; great grandson Ryan Frazier; grandson –in –law Jonathan M. Kennedy; sister, Alma (Charles) White; three brothers, Lloyd, Charles (Willow Dean), and W.C. Keyt; sister-in-law, Virginia Keyt; and in-laws, Jim (Lona) Frazier, Roy (Claudie) Frazier, Anna Rhea (Greely) Washer, Gertrude (Trevor) Jordan, and Nettie Jim (Bernice) Edge.
She is survived by five daughters, Judy (Jimmy) Kimbrell, Peggy (Dr. Carroll) Thomas, Deborah (Wayne “Buddy”) Fuson, Kathy (Ricky) Hendrix, and Lisa (Jerald) Cripps; twelve grandchildren, Dr. Barbara Gail Frazier (Todd Nuckels), Dr. Bruno (Geri) Frazier, Henry (Dr. Natalie) Frazier, Monica (David) Reynolds, Dr. W. Joshua Frazier-Thomas, Jennifer Fuson, Jeffrey (Meg) Fuson, Michele (Todd) Kent, Dr. Jared (Jennifer) Hendrix, Matthew (Melody) Cripps, Jordan (Nicole) Cripps and Dr. Justin (Tiffany) Cripps; daughter-in-law, Rita Fuson-Frazier; twenty-seven great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a brother, James “Jimmy” Keyt, two sister-in-law’s, Antha Smith Keyt, and Marion Keyt; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Louise was a life-long educator whose career spanned 35 years as a teacher, principal, and school librarian. She was elected President of her senior class at DeKalb County High School in 1936 and subsequently graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in Library Science. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Teachers’ Society and the TN Retired Teachers’ Association.
She was a faithful member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church since her marriage and subsequent move to the Dry Creek Community in 1939. Louise served the Lord many years as a Sunday school teacher, WMU leader, and treasurer.
Louise was also a member and office holder of the Royal Order of the Eastern Star in Liberty, and a columnist for the Smithville Review.
The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Jack Rhody and the staff at the Family Medical Center, Fay Adkins, Matilda Earl, Estelle Ferrell, Nora Harvey, Gail Thompson, Rosea Young, Suncrest Home Health, and Avalon Hospice personnel for their professional care.
There will be an Eastern Star Service Thursday night at 7:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, January 11, 2pm at the Dry Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Donald Owens and Bro. Kenneth Tramel officiating and burial following at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 2 till 8pm at DeKalb Funeral Chapel on Thursday, January 10th, and Friday, January 11th from 11 am until the time of the service at 2pm at the church.
Pallbearers include: Grandsons
Honorary Pallbearers: Son-in-laws
In addition to flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the Dry Creek Baptist Church, DeKalb West School Library, or Gideon’s International.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.