Nettie Elizabeth Johnson, 80, Johnson City passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Appalachian Christian Village. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Hattie Bell Hughes. She was a member of Thankful Baptist Church, Johnson City. Nettie was a strong, hardworking, happy, loving person, who lived through the depression and civil rights movement, all while holding her head high and keeping a smile. She volunteered for the City of Johnson City Seniors Center then later became a participant. Nettie worked for forty years between Memorial Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center. She received an award in recognition of being a Faithful Adult Sunday School Scholar. She enjoyed family, work and life, dancing and being happy. In addition to her parents, Nettie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Sara & Frank Hughes, her husband, Edward Lee Johnson, a brother, Robert Hughes, a granddaughter, Brandi Hughes and an uncle Martian Hughes.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Melinda Bell Rhea; a son, Michael Johnson and wife Brandye; a daughter, Martha Nash; twelve grandchildren, Delores Hughes and Sheila Hughes, Brooke, Bridgette, Juan, Jasmine, Nathaniel, Breanna, Kamryn, Caidin and Jordan Hughes; great-grandson: Malik Stephens; 10 nieces and nephews and a special nephew Pete Julian.
The family requests the honor of your presence for a Celebration of Life Service for Nettie on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Thankful Baptist Church, Johnson City. Rev. Johnson will conduct the service. The family will greet guests to share memories on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, Johnson City. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday March 5, 2014 immediately following the service at Washington County Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Daryl Wayne Scoot, Jordan Hughes, Anthony Hill, Tony Davis, John Harris and Shawn White will serve as pallbearers.
Memories and condolences can be viewed and shared with the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Johnson family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street Johnson City, TN 37604 (423)610-7171.
n Olivia Jane (Burdine) Kyker
Mrs. Olivia J. Kyker, 83, of the “Conklin Community” Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:45 p.m. at the Four Oaks Health Care Center.
She attended Mt. Wesley U.M. Church where she enjoyed singing in the Church Choir. She was retired from Washington County Schools where she taught school at Lamar, Embreeville, Fall Branch, and Leesburg. Her desire was to make a difference in a child’s life.
Olivia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to the community.
She was the daughter of the late V. C. Burdine and Bertha Burdine. She preceded in death by one infant brother, Robert.
She is survived by her husband, James J. Kyker, of 55 years, a daughter; Sandra Holt and husband, David Holt, a son; James ”Jim” Kyker and wife Kim, grandchildren; Travis Holt and wife, Katrina, Tracy Holt, Amelia Kyker, Lindsey Kyker, great-grandchildren; James Holt and Emmarie “Emmy” Holt, one sister; Edna “Ruth” McPeck, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will have a “private” memorial ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Wesley Church, 1126 Conklin Rd., Jonesborough, Tn. 37659 or the charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank all the friends and neighbors in the Conklin Community and a special thank you to the health care team at Four Oaks.
Condolences may be sent to the Kyker family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821