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Carolyn Palmer Keatts

August 1, 1923 — November 26, 2020

Carolyn Palmer Keatts

Carolyn Palmer Keatts of South Boston, VA passed away November 26, 2020.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on August 1, 1923 and was 97 years of age. She was the daughter of the late James Edward Palmer, Sr. and the late Hattie Lee Fallen Palmer. She was married to the late George Allen Keatts.


She was a member of Mt. Cana United Methodist Church.  Carolyn loved all animals, and birds, especially Humming Birds. She was a wonderful seamstress and loved making quilts. She was a friend to everyone she knew.


Carolyn P. Keatts is survived by:

Her Children

Faye K. Powell and husband Lowell of Alton

Kenneth David Keatts of South Boston

Host of Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren

Her Sisters

Lucille P. Dickey of South Boston

Evelyn Bowen of Virgilina


***Preceded in death by***

Her Children

Eleanor Puryear

Jerry Allen Keatts

Harold Stuart Keatts


Mae Perkins, Violet Palmer, and James Edward Palmer, Jr.


A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Halifax Memorial Gardens. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, social distancing and mask are suggested.


For memorials please consider Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

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