BLOUNTVILLE — Annette Denton Livingston, age 68, has gone on home.
She was born in the Nashville, TN, area on December 23, 1942, to Albert Otto and Era Goodall Denton. She has lived in Blountville, TN, since 1977. Annette was known as “the hat lady.”
She is survived by her husband, James Wallace Livingston, Retired Air Traffic Controller of Tri Cities Regional Airport, and her precious children and grandchildren: Daughter, Lori Annette Petty Range and husband, Jeffery L., Chelsea Annette and Jeffery Luke, of Greer, SC; son, Donald Ray Petty and wife, Sabrina, Daniel Ray and Mariah Lynn, of Johnson City, TN.; Step-sons: J. Tracy Livingston and wife, Lori; James Aaron, Tara Shirley, Whitney Dianne, of Heber City, UT, S. Troy Livingston and wife, Tammy, Stephanie Ann, of Belmont, NC, Russell D. Livingston of Kingsport, TN; One brother, Robert G. (Bobby) Denton and wife, Milbra (Millie), of Cumberland Furnace, TN.
She was preceded in death by her parents and Donald Ray Petty Sr., husband of 10 years and the father of her children.
Annette was an inspirational writer and a published author. She wrote a weekly column for the Sullivan County News, “Thoughts from Annette.” She was also a Missionary Worker with “Watch and Pray Ministries.” Her book “Living Wellness Today: One Woman’s Search for Healing” is available on Amazon.com. She was also a contributing author of several books and articles.
Annette was a Certified Registered Reflexologist, Certified Hypnotist (Christian) and a Macrobiotic Teacher/Counselor.
She graduated from Goodlettsville High School and attended Lipscomb University, University of TN and East TN State University.
The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home in Kingsport, TN, on Sunday, December 4, 2011, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and the funeral will follow with Pastor Keith Barker of CLC officiating.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM the following day, Monday, December 5, 2011, in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Linwood Road, Lebanon, TN, with sons, and son-in-law and grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Annette Denton Livingston.
An online guest registry may be signed at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com.