James Frederick (Major) Keck, age 82, died at the City hospital, Fayetteville, June 25, after several months of failing health and a hip injury which he suffered recently in a fall. Burial was made in the Witter Cemetery Wednesday, the service being conducted by Chas. L. McElhaney. A brother, Rev. D. N. Keck of Fayetteville, made a short talk which specially comforting to the relatives and friends present. Pallbearers were Virgil Moore, Orville Davis, Andrew McFee, Orville Moore, and John McElhaney. The arrangements were in charge of the Watson Funeral Home of Fayetteville.
The deceased was a native and lifelong resident of Madison county, Arkansas. He was converted at a Methodist meeting when a young man, united with that church and remained a member of same till the church ceased to hold services at Witter, when he became a member of the Christian Union Church and remained as such the remainder of his life.
Relatives surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Moore of Fort Smith, Mrs. Ella Burgess of Huntsville and Louvina Shaw of Oklahoma City; one son, Sidney of Huntsville; the brother mentioned above and two sisters, Janie Frederick of Fayetteville and Carrie Wilson of Joplin, Mo.