Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

October 2, 2008

William Keith Walden

William Keith Walden, 47, of Benton, died at 3:10 p.m. Tues-day, Sept. 30, 2008, at his home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Hobbs-John-son Funeral Home, Benton.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery, Ina.

Keith was born on Sept. 1, 1961, in Titusville, Fla., the son of Randall Walden and Sondra (Vance) Walden James. He married the former Sandra Rhyne on Oct. 5, 1984, and she survives.

He worked for M and C Transportation in DuQuoin for over six years, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Sandra Walden of Benton; one son, Josh Walden and wife Leah of Benton; one daughter, Christina Crabtree and husband Jason of Elkville; two grandchildren, Austin and Abbagail Crabtree, both of Elkville; his mother, Sondra James of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Kevin Walden of Mt. Vernon, Brian Walden and wife Lisa of Bonnie and Chad James of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Kelly Bradford of Mt. Vernon and Kim James of Mt. Vernon; sister-in-law, Sharon Nance and husband Ken of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Walden was preceded in death by his father; a brother-in-law, Sunny Bradford; and maternal grandmother, Mabel Hughart.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register visit www.hobbsjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

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