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James "Boo" Harrell Keels

May 31, 1954 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 67)

Obituary

James Harrell “Boo” Keels, 67, of Timmonsville, SC, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at McLeod Hospice House.  He was born in Florence, a son of the late Erin Gussie Harrell Keels and William Hill Keels, Sr.  In addition to his parents, he is also predeceased by a brother, George Harrell Keels. 

Boo graduated from Hudgens Academy where he was a standout middle linebacker.  He was the owner/operator of Lynches River Land and Timber Company.  He was an avid and lifelong outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and cooking, especially whole hogs, shrimp and frying fish.  He was a big fan of beach music and Motown and he loved to shag.  He was a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his son Clinton Matherson Keels (Koula); granddaughter, Nola Ray Keels; two brothers, William Hill Keels, Jr. and Michael Harrell Keels; one sister, Garris Conner Keels; and a number of nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 11, 2021 in the chapel of Cain Calcutt Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM at the funeral home prior to the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SC Wildlife Federation or to McLeod Hospice House. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 11, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cain Calcutt Funeral Home
512 2nd Loop Road
Florence, SC 29505

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 11, 2021

3:00 PM
Cain Calcutt Funeral Home
512 2nd Loop Road
Florence, SC 29505

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