Kathy M. Reece

Published 4:24 pm Monday, October 21, 2019

Kathy Marie Henegar Reece, Butler, died Oct. 19, 2019, at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Kathy, 63, was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Blaine and Stella Hardin Henegar. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Reece.

Kathy was a graduate of Hampton High School and was retired from Lowe’s Food Stores.

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She was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church, but attended Fish Springs Baptist Church.

Very talented in arts and crafts, Kathy enjoyed quilting, crocheting, baking and decorating cakes. She also enjoyed making seasonal decorations. Kathy was a very talented seamstress and in past years had directed a number of weddings and also made several wedding gowns. She had won some blue ribbons for her quilts.

She especially enjoyed the time spent with her sewing club friends.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Reece of the home; a brother, Blaine “Bud” Henegar, Jr. and his fiancée, LaDonna Williams of Houston, Tx.; a grandson, Sam Swecker, Eizabethton; one uncle, Teddy Hardin, Hampton; five aunts, Helen “Sally” Matherly and Rozella Hardin, Elizabethton; Jane Browder, Gray; Rebecca Shipley, Blountville, and Elaine Freeman, Boones Creek; a very special friend, Phyllis Slemp; and her pet companion, Sassy.

She is also survived by a number of cousins, in-laws, and special friends.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Michelle Lewis, Amy Jackson, and Belle for their love and care; to the staff at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, especially the nurses in the ICU unit; the Carter County Rescue Squad; and Dr. Kenneth Hopland and Medical Care.

It was Kathy’s wish to be cremated with no formal services. Her ashes will be disposed of in a private ceremony to be held at a later date.

Kathy’s family will receive friends Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at her home, 553 Whaleytown Road.