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Mary Kathrynn Fleming

Mary Kathrynn Fleming, 92, of Fall Branch passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 21st.

Mary Kathrynn was born May 22, 1929 in Jonesborough to Annie Laurie Barnes Bacon and Dana Harmon Bacon. She was raised in Fall Branch and attended Fall Branch School and East Tennessee State College. While at ETSC, she met a handsome, young Navy veteran from North Carolina named Roy Curtis Fleming. They married and moved to Ruston, LA, where they both earned their college degrees from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute.

Upon graduation, they returned to Fall Branch. Roy began his career at Eastman and Mary Kathrynn taught 5th grade English at Fall Branch School. They soon started a family, and during their 50 year marriage, lovingly raised 4 children; Roy Fleming II (Eva Jo) of Greeneville, Kathrynn Ann Fleming (John Ferguson) of Jonesborough, Danny Fleming (deceased) and Laurie Church (Randy) of Jonesborough. Mary Kathrynn was a proud grandmother to Nani Hilbert (Ralph) of Fall Branch and Nathan Weber of Jonesborough. Her great-grandchildren Liam, Lilli and Owen always brought a sparkle to her eyes. Her neighbor and close relative, Jean Dawson, was so dear to her throughout her life.

Mary Kathrynn was a lifelong member of Fall Branch United Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women and community outreach. She set a wonderful example as a kind and gracious lady. She will be missed by so many, but will always remain an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.

The family will hold a private graveside service on Thursday, December 30th at Fall Branch United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Pastor David Tulley officiating.

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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Fleming

John and Jane Carr Dec 31 2021 5:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Fleming

Tim and Wilma ford Dec 31 2021 2:12 AM

I will always have fond memories of Mary Kathrynn. We had many laughs and conversations at the shop.

Deborah Moffitt Dec 27 2021 4:45 PM

In 1950 my father Reid Wilson became the pastor at Fall Branch Methodist Church. During the years he and my mother lived there, Mrs. Fleming shared her pumpkin pie recipe. It has remained a family favorite, been shared with many others, and is on our table every Thanksgiving and Christmas. The recipe is accompanied by Mrs. Fleming's name in our family cookbook. I just made the pies Christmas morning and wanted to share with you the joy we have received from your mom across all these years. Grace and peace to you in these days of giving thanks for a life well-lived.

Carol Wilson Dec 27 2021 1:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Fleming

Barbara and Mike Danehy Dec 26 2021 4:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Fleming

Lisa Baines Bacon Dec 26 2021 3:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Fleming

Larry & Carol Wallace Dec 26 2021 2:00 PM

Laurie, it is always tough to lose a parent, especially a mother. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family for your loss this time of year.

Chris Slaughter Dec 26 2021 10:28 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Fleming

Chris Slaughter Dec 26 2021 10:26 AM

I am so, so sad to hear this news about Mary Kathrynn. Your family is so very dear to me and I'll be holding each of you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Terri Mullenix-Jackson Dec 25 2021 6:37 PM

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