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Michael Payton Keys, 43, of Charleston, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Charleston.
Born June 21, 1974, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Nial "Petey" Keys Jr. and Shireen (Sterne) Keys. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Nial and Irene "Winnie" Keys and Otis Sterne.
Mr. Keys was a 1992 graduate of Allegany High School. He also attended Frostburg State University. He enjoyed living at the beach and attending concerts and music festivals.
Michael is survived by his grandmother, Shirley Clermont; two uncles, Rodney Keys and Christopher Sterne; cousins, Jeff Keys, Kelly Sterne, and Eddie Whetzel; great-aunt, Terry Whetzel.
His body was cremated. His ashes will be spread in the ocean at Folly Beach, S.C., on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at 4 p.m. at Appel's Gateway, 245 Bell Street, Cumberland.
Published on January 16, 2018
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