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Stephanie Arnold Keever

October 5, 1980 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 40)


Stephanie Arnold Keever, 40, of Asheville, gained her wings on November 6, 2020 after a 7-year fight with breast cancer.

Stephanie was born October 5, 1980 to Steve and Arlene Arnold. She was employed with Asheville City High School most of her working career. Stephanie was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Mt. Carmel Union Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by two grandmothers and one grandfather.

In addition to her parents, Stephanie is survived by her husband, John Keever; daughter, Kennedy Keever; sister, Teresa Wilson; grandfather, Jim Dixon; uncle, Alvin Dixon; special great aunt, Kattie Douglas (Frank); mother-in-law, Shirley Keever; sisters-in-law, Barbara Curry (Mike), Colleen Owenby (Kenny), and Melina Manning (Danny); and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Harwood Home for Funerals & Cremation Services in Black Mountain, NC.

Funeral Services to honor the life of Stephanie will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 9th, 2020 at Thomas Family Funeral Service, 115 Hawthorne Street in Sparta with Elder Alvin Dixon and Brother Charles "Chuck" Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in the Kennedy Cemetery in the Turkey Knob Community of Sparta.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, November 8th at Thomas Family Funeral Service in Sparta and other times at the home of Steve and Arlene Arnold, 16 White Oak Lane, Piney Creek, NC.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we request everyone attending visitation and services to bring and wear a mask.

Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Keever family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at

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November 8, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thomas Family Funeral Service
115 Hawthorne Street
Sparta, NC 28675

Funeral Service
November 9, 2020

2:00 PM
Thomas Family Funeral Service
115 Hawthorne Street
Sparta, NC 28675

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