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Kermit ‘Sam’ Keener Sr.
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Kermit “Sam” Keener Sr., 70, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

He was the widower of Linda Keener and a retired chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was born in 1942 in Rabun Gap to George and Nellie Keener.

He is survived by his faithful companion of nine years, Sara Cornell. He also is survived by: his children, Kermit Keener Jr. (Jennifer), Donna Hudson (Rob) and Kevin Keener; siblings, Larry Keener (Azzalee), Shirley Beck (Albert) and Susan Gordon (Wayne); grandchildren, Michael, Connor, Jason and Dylan; and extended grandchildren, Ryan Emma.

A memorial service was held July 14 at Socastee Baptist Church with officiating by the Revs. Micah Lane and Lynn Gardner.

Memorial contributions may be made to Socastee Baptist Church, 3690 Socastee Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.

A local memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Wolffork Baptist Church Cemetery.

The Clayton Tribune, July 26, 2012

4 cited in road sign thefts
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Three people and one juvenile were cited for road sign thefts last week after investigators were tipped off by a photo from Facebook.

Cited for 11 counts of theft or destruction of road and traffic signs were Garrett Holbrooks of Clayton and an unidentified juvenile. Logan Finley of Rabun Gap was cited for eight counts and Peyton Long of Hayesville, North Carolina, was cited for one count.

County Marshal Roy Lovell said Friday that he and Lt. Marty Talley of the Rabun County Sheriff's Office recovered 36 signs after following up on the photograph.

"I received a tip ... in the latter part of September from an anonymous person about a picture on Facebook," Lovell said. "They showed me that picture. There was a person that was taking a picture of something in their bedroom — I don't know what — but they didn't think about the three signs that was up on the wall."

The juvenile will go to juvenile court to resolve their case, Lovell said. The other three are scheduled for magistrate court on Nov. 12.

For more on this story, please see the Nov. 6 edition of The Clayton Tribune.
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