Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Proverbs 31, 28
BLOUNTVILLE — Christina Allison Garst, age 97, of Blountville went home to be with the Lord on Sunday (June 10, 2012) at her residence.
Born in Johnson City, Tennessee on December 25, 1914, she was a daughter of the late James Arthur and Dora Alice Clark Allison, she has resided in this area her entire life.
Mrs. Garst had worked as a lab technician at Bristol Memorial Hospital but will be remembered as a devoted homemaker and member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren.
She will be greatly missed and dearly remembered as a selfless wife and mother whose life was her church and family.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jane Garst and a sister, Katie Abbott.
Survivors include her husband of 74½ years, Wilbur G. Garst of the home; one son, Galen Garst and wife Merita of Birmingham, Michigan; Daughters, Carolyn Tucker and husband Thomas of Winston Salem, NC, Julia Garst of Blountville, Ruth Smoke and husband Lynn of Greenville, SC; brother, Jim Allison of Johnson City; one sister, Mary Allison Yohe of New York; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday (June 14, 2012) at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Dan Case and Rev. Gary Seaman officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Smoke, Nathan Smoke, David Jones, David Garst, Byron Tucker, Mike Garst, Danny Garst and Sam Jones. Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Allison.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31, 31
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n Buck Hensley