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Originally published: 2013-03-29 14:45:25
Last modified: 2013-03-29 14:45:25

Christine Louise Palmer

Christine Louise Palmer, 71, of Smokey Straight in Newland went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Oakie Lena Perry Palmer and James Henry Palmer of Roan Mountain, Tenn.

Palmer was a child of God who loved to work in the garden, walk and be outdoors. She was a loving sister, aunt, and friend. Her memory will forever be in the hearts of her family and all that knew her.

Palmer is survived by her sister, Nyoka Palmer Oakes; her nieces, April Oakes Potter and husband, Jon, Scott Potter, Tonya Oakes Forbes and her husband, Joshua Lucas Forbes; great-nieces ,Trinity Celestine Forbes and Josalyn Lena Forbes; brother, Bobby Gene Palmer and wife, Sharon Palmer; niece, Karen Melissa Whitehead and husband, Joey Whitehead; and great-nephews Devin Whitehead and Austin Whitehead.

Services will be private.

Online condolences may be sent to the Palmer family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Palmer family.

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