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Johnnie Sharp Braden

Johnnie Sharp Braden, a lifelong resident of Andersonville passed away at her home at the age of 103 on April 7, 2017.  Johnnie was an educator for over 44 years with the Anderson County School System.  A lifelong member of Andersonville First Baptist Church since 1925 and 72 year member of OES Clinch Valley #369.  Throughout her life she was a Christian women who loved her family and will be remembered by be a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher, aunt, and sister.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Braden; parents, Thomas A. and Luda W. Sharp; brothers, Claude, Charles, Earl, and George Sharp; sisters, Lillian Hutson, Anna Lou Welton, and Mary Schubert.

She is survived by:

Son…………………      Bobby Joe Braden & wife Betty

Grandchildren…      Lyn Braden Oakley & husband Darrell

      Andy Braden & wife Robin

Great grandchildren.         Natalie Oakley

                  Jayce Braden

                  Taygan Childress

A host of special nieces and nephews


The family would like to thank Covenant Hospice nurses and staff; her caregivers Hope Leab, Heather Childress and her special friend Becky Goins for the love and care given to Johnnie during her illness.


The family will receive friends 1200-2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home followed by an Eastern Star Service in the chapel. Her funeral will follow the Eastern Star Service with Rev. Larry Ridenour officiating.  Johnnie’s burial will follow her funeral service at the Norris Memorial Garden.  Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.  holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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