2013-12-26 / Obituaries


Keith Werner Tarleton, 57, of Jackson died Dec. 24, 2013 in Mobile.

He was born Sept. 22, 1956. He was a talented musician, artist, writer and outdoorsman. His favorite pastimes were playing guitar, cooking, boating/fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family, friends and pets.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Beverly Tarleton, daughter, Leila Tarleton-Holley; his mother, Faye Gunter Gunn, his step-father, John M. Gunn Sr.; one devoted aunt, Johnnie G. Nicholson; brothers, Robbie (Bridget) Tarleton, Ronnie Tarleton, John M. (Vicky) Gunn; one sister, Beth Tarleton (Arvis) Slack; his beloved parents-in-law, Anna and Joseph Beverly; one brother-in-law, Robin Beverly; two grandchildren, John Watson Holley, Victoria Hampton Holley; seven nephews, Bart Tarleton, Rob (Katie) Tarleton, Bill Tarleton, Caleb Alday, Jacob Slack, Gabriel Gunn, Kristopher “Bama” (Anna) Beverly; six nieces, Tara Tarleton (Jason) Anderson, Brooke Alday Sellers, Mary Gunn, Annabelle Gunn, Christy Beverly, Chelsea Beverly (Matt) Moorer; numerous great-nephews, great-nieces, as well as many other family members.

He is preceded in death by his father, “Buddy” Tarleton.

There will be a reception to celebrate his life Sunday, Dec. 29 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the golf house at the municipal pool.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to CARE House (Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center), P.O. Box Box 874, Bay Minette, AL 36507.

An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.

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