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Keith Kennington

YORK -- Keith R. "Coot" Kennington, 63, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

A native of Rock Hill, he was born Sept. 27, 1944, a son of the late William Robert and Effie Carpenter Kennington. Mr. Kennington was a U.S. Army veteran, was retired from the River Hills Police Department and was a member of The American Legion Post 34 and the VFW in Rock Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia del-Cimmuto Kennington and a brother, Johnny Robert Kennington.

The family would like to thank everyone at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia for the excellent care extended to Mr. Kennington and his family.

Mr. Kennington is survived by one son, Brad Kennington of Rock Hill; a brother Walter Kennington of Rock Hill; and a sister, Elizabeth "Lib" Frye of Rock Hill.

A memorial service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Kennington will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Gold Room at the Rock Hill American Legion, 199 S. Cherry Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Kennington to the Dorn VA Medical Center, 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209-1639.

Condolences for the family can be e-mailed to

Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the Kennington family.