Artie England Keith




BURLINGTON/WEAVERVILLE – Artie England Keith, 89, of Burlington, formerly of Weaverville died Monday, March 13, 2017.

Mrs. Keith was born May 6, 1927 in Yancey County to the late Gay “Pet” and Ella Westall England. She was a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life, moving to the Burlington area 5 years ago. Mrs. Keith attended Berea College and was retired from Wachovia, where she was a bookkeeper and personal banker. She was an avid quilter and traveler. Mrs. Keith was a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Weaverville for many years and a current member of Brittains Cove Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Trent Keith, who died in 1988, and grandson, Xavier.

Surviving are her daughter, Teresa Smith and husband Lewis of Haw River; son, V. Trent Keith and wife Vicki Parker Keith of Richmond, VA; sister, Lillian Davis of Hendersonville; brother, Prentiss England of Hayesville; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Artie’s life will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the Fellowship Hall of The Lambs Chapel, Haw River Campus, 415 Roxboro Rd., Haw River, NC 27258.

Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Reverend Jay Rabuck officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Brittains Cove Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Keith’s obituary at