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“My condolences As you grief the loss of your dear loved one, may the memories that mean the most to you live close to your heart along with"God...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: GS - Atlanta, GA

“Such a sweet and wonderful person who will be missed by many special angel to God ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: April Dotson - maryville, TN

“Our deepest condolences to Christi's family and close friends. She was the mother of my youngest son's best friend since they were quite young and...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Rachel Foster - Alcoa, TN

“May Christi rest in peace. Kevin we are so sad to hear this news. Our thought and prayers go out to you and your son. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: The Yoder Family - crown point, IN

“I cannot expresss what a heavy heart I have right now upon hearing of your passing. I am comforted the fact you are not suffering any longer. I am...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: C. Carlo Boyd - Alcoa, TN

“Garry & carol we are praying for your family ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: terry - Louisville, TN - friend

“I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Christi. I have only met her once, but work with her husband and I always knew how supportive and...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara King - Louisville, TN

“Christian was a very good friend in high school, we went swimming, jumping of the cliffs on the lake, laughing. Though high school was a long time...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Sherri Duckett Gregory - Portland, TN

“RIP Christy, u will be missed and the family always in my prayers. God Bless. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Shannon Odom - Maryville, TN

“SLEEP IN THE ARMS OF THE ANGELS MY DEAR SWEET FRIEND. SHINE IN HEAVEN AS YOU HAVE SHOWN HERE ON EARTH. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED AND FOREVER LOVED....Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Rosetta Henry - Maryville, TN

“The Garland family have always been a big part of our pack and our hearts sadden when we learned of Christi's passing. She wasn't always able to...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Cubscout Pack 85 - alcoa, TN

“I am so sorry for the Garland and Crain families to have lost Christi so young. I enjoyed watching her interact with Nicholas. My heart breaks for...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Lori Baxter - Friendsville, TN

“My prayers go out for the family...I will always treasure the memories of christi and me and am comforted knowing she is no longer suffering..Rest in...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: brandy greene (harris) - TN

“Christi was my best friend in 1st and 2nd grade at bungalow..we lost touch after that for years until a few years ago...Her passing saddens me deeply...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: brandy greene (harris) - TN

“Christi was my first true love. We had many great memories..this saddens me deeply. My prayers for her parents,brother,an sister. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Jamie Brewer - Myrtle Beach, SC

“We are saddened by the death of Christi and our prayers will be that her family is strengthened and comforted by God's word. I didn't know her well,...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: marie scales

“Christi was and is one of the best friends I will ever have in my life. We lost touch over the years but she will always remain in my thoughts. You...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Stephanie Debuty-Nichols - TN

“Christi was and is one of the best. Friends I will ever have in my life. We lost touch over the years but she will always remain in my thoughts. You...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Stephanie Debuty-Nichols - TN

“So young; she will make a beautiful angel and may she be blessed with abundant energy in the ever after that she often longed for in this life. Rest...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Mike & Dottie Brady - Lonoke, AR


Christi Leigh Garland was called to Heaven on Friday, September 4th, 2015 in her home in Alcoa, TN. She had fought numerous health problems over the years and passed quietly in her sleep. Christi's life might seem short to some, but despite her own health problems, she touched countless others in some way throughout her memorable life. She graduated from Alcoa High School in 1992 and continued her education at Pellissippi State in Child Development; she was an active member of the Blount County Sheriff office's Senior Outreach program from 2002-2005; she rescued several mistreated animals; and, had worked at her parent's water company, Advanced Water Systems, since she was fifteen. Her squinty, "Popeye" smile, and her chatty disposition brought great joy to all her family and friends. Christi adored animals, loved reading, was fun, caring, and always approachable. She will be forever missed and loved. Christi was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Bonnie Bartlett and her maternal grandfather, Paul Akers. Christi is survived by her husband, Kevin Garland; son, Nicholas Garland; parents, Garry and Carol Crain of Louisville, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Bart and Amy Crain (nephews Jordan, Hunter, and Levi) of Louisville, TN; brother, Brett Crain (nephew Zachary, niece Lexie) of Louisville, TN; sister and brother-in-law, Carrie and Travis Williams (nephew Anthony) of Cosby, TN; grandmother, Margaret Akers of Brandon, MS; and grandfather Jesse (Ray) Crain of Lawrenceville, GA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ronald and Susan Garland of Plymouth, IN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stephen and Heather Garland (nephew Levi and niece Sedona) of Hebron, IN; brother-in-law Dan Garland (nephew Logan and nieces Krya and Chloe) of Surprise, AZ. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM with burial service following at Grandview Cemetery (Pastor Billy Castilaw officiating). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Almost Home Animal Rescue (almosthometn.org) Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.