Kristy Shields

    Kristy Michelle Nicholson Shields, 31, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Turtletown, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at her home.
    She was born March 13, 1985, to Richard Darrell and Betty Ann Postelle Nicholson of Turtletown, Tenn.
    Kristy was attending college. She was of the Baptist faith.
    Kristy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Monk Nicholson and Ruth and Tom Postelle.
    Kristy is survived by her husband of 10 years, Brandon Ryan Shields of Knoxville, Tenn.; parents, Rick and Betty Ann Nicholson of Turtletown, Tenn.; grandmother, Betty Nicholson of Turtletown, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Alicia and Devan Dilbeck of Mineral Bluff, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Halle Dilbeck, Nevaeh Shields and Grant Dilbeck; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joshua and Brandea Shields of McCaysville, Ga., and Cassidy and Noel Shields of Morganton, Ga.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Tammy Renee and Bobby Joe Shields of Mineral Bluff, Ga.; grandfather-in-law, Charles Hawkins of Mineral Bluff, Ga.; grandparents-in-law, Bobby Joe Shields Sr. and Dottie Shields of Mineral Bluff, Ga.
    Memorial services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, from Akins of Copperhill Chapel with the Rev. Denny Hawkins officiating.  Music was by Judy, Laura and Lydia Ogle.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Fannin County Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 2563, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at
    Akins Funeral Home Inc. of Copperhill, Tenn., was in charge of the arrangements.

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