Vivian Chapman Keith, 84, of Leachville, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Yarbro, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Eva Musgraves Porter and had been a Leachville resident for 61 years. She was the widow of L.D. "Dee" Keith and was a retired bookkeeper and executive director of the Leachville Housing Authority. She was a longtime member of the Leachville First Baptist Church and the Lois Sunday School Class.
She is survived by a daughter, Bettye Hyle of Tallahassee, Fla.; a granddaughter, Nicole Weir of Vandalia, Ohio, a sister, Joan Stehr of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Leachville with Rev. Ken Gore and Rev. Doug Applegate officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville.