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Blanche Bernard, 88, of Bernard Road in Greeneville, Greene
Co TN, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at Takoma
Regional Hospital. She was born June 6, 1925.
She was a long-time bookkeeper for Berry and Hash Feed Store;
she worked for Johnson City Chemical; and was a bookkeeper in
the tobacco market.
Mrs. Bernard was a member of Baileyton United Methodist
Church, where she taught the Gleaners Class and was both
pianist and organist.
She was very active with the Farm Bureau Women, serving on
the Board of Directors; she was a member of Cross Anchor FCE
Club, Greene County Partnership, and Zion Ladies' Aid; and she
wrote the Zion Community Column for the Greeneville Sun.
She was given the Distinguished Service Award by the Tennessee
She loved gardening, playing the piano and organ, and spending
time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Bernard;
parents, William Bryan and Cora Graham Dixon; sister and
brother-in-law, Alice and Leroy Jones; sisters-in-law, Rowena
Bernard and Junell Hensley; and a nephew, Leroy Jones, Jr.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Beth
Bernard, of Tifton, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and
Larry Akins, of Greeneville, TN; grandchildren, Amanda Richey,
James Akins, Ashley Bernard, Kyle Bernard, and Bret Bernard;
great grandchildren, Lila and Ava Richey; niece, Cora Sue
Barkley; nephews, James Bryan Jones, and William Hensley and
Robert Hensley; and a brother-in-law, Zirkle Hensley.
The family will receive friends 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., and 6 p..m. - 8 p.m,
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 20,
2014, at Baileyton United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bill
Rimmer officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the
church for the funeral service. The body will lie in state for 30
minutes at the church, preceding the service.
Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
David Barkley, Bryan Jones, Kent Jones, Robert Tucker, William
'Dink' Gibson, Carol Pierce, Paul Ragan, Ronald Davenport, and
James Davenport. Honorary pallbearers are Farm Bureau
Directors, Farm Bureau Ladies, Gleaners Class at Baileyton
UMC, Margaret Saults, Doris Kilday, Joyce Kite, and members of
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