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Miss Mindy Harmon, age 23, of 240 Bill Wallace Lane, Trade, Tennessee, passed away on October 14, 2011 at her residence following a third battle with cancer. She was born on November 17, 1987 in Boone, NC. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church in Trade. Mindy graduated from Johnson County High School in 2006. She was a student at Appalachian State University when she was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine cancer. Mindy received a Bachelor of Science degree in History with a minor in Sociology on August 4, 2011.
Mindy’s hobbies were scrapbooking, sketching, and reading. She was interested in genealogy and enjoyed researching her family’s roots. Mindy loved to attend plays and perform in plays and dreamed of becoming a history teacher one day.
Survivors include her mother, Jewel Ward Harmon; her uncle, Rick Ward, of Boone; her grandmother, Willa Jean Ward, of Vilas; and three aunts, Jamie Smith of Mobile, AL, Dr. Robin Brooks of Olive Branch, MS, and Bet Dotson of Sugar Grove, NC.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Michelle Harmon; her father, Michael Luther Harmon; a grandmother, Maudetta Harmon; and her grandfathers, N.T. Ward, Jr. and Lloyd Luther Harmon.
The family received friends on Monday, October 17, 2011 from 3:00 until 4:00 at Evergreen Baptist Church. Funeral services followed at 4:00 with Rev. Tony Potter, Rev. Derick Wilson, and Rev. Ray Branch officiating. Special music was provided by Rev. Tony and Cheri Potter, Rick Ward, and the Evergreen Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment followed the funeral service at Trade United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Steve Arnold, John Price, Brandon Adams, Mark Wallace, Chris Roberts, and Doug Roark.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Anna Sobel, Gail Redwine, Beverly McKinney, Pam Margolis, Cheri Potter, Norma Roark, Joann Main, and Kisha Bunten.
The family suggests that memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Relay for Life of Johnson County, or any Ronald McDonald House.
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The family of Mindy Harmon has entrusted her service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 South Church Street, Mountain City, TN. 37683.