FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - M r. Jerry "Cooter" Keldie, 44, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2001, at his home in Fayetteville. He was born in Augusta on October 27, 1957. He was the son of Gloria Jean and Ernest Thomas Keldie, both deceased. He was owner of TML Painting and an avid fisherman. He attended Fayette Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Hope Keldie, daughters, Niki Wabindato, Onida Wabindato and Amber Keldie, all of Fayetteville; grandmother, Nell Hosford of Flovilla; stepfather, Howard "Pop" Johnson; brothers, Billy Keldie, "Bo" Keldie, both of Jackson, Tom Keldie of Chester, and Randy Keldie; sister, Molly Hurley, North Augusta, S.C.; 18 nieces and nephews. A family memorial service was held Monday, December 24, 2001, at Indian Springs Chapel.
The Augusta Chronicle January 1, 2002