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Kenny Jane Davis Palmer, 67, of Murphy passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 in a Marietta, Georgia hospice facility. She was a native of Cherokee County, but had lived in Asheville and Boone before returning to Murphy in 2005. Kenny Jane had worked extensively with the Girl Scouts throughout the state. She had also worked for the Cherokee County Board of Education. She was a member of the Murphy First United Methodist Church, where she was involved in the Prayer Shawl Ministry. She was well-known for her adventurous spirit, her worldwide travels, her positive outlook, and her fighting spirit. Kenny Jane cherished every minute spent with her children; grandchildren; brother, Samuel; and dear friends.


She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Carrie Davis and the wife of the late Thomas Palmer, who died December 5, 1986.


Surviving are two daughters, Samantha Wilson and husband, COL Dwayne Wilson of Canton, Georgia, and Dr. Amanda Hartness and husband, Jason of Pittsboro, North Carolina; a brother, Samuel D. Davis and wife, Joanne of Murphy; and five grandchildren, Nathanael, Hannah, Noah, and Sarah Grace Wilson, and Riley Crisp.


A memorial service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, February 23 in the Murphy First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rob Rollins and Caldwell Day officiating. Inurnment will be held in Sunset Cemetery at a later date. Honorary pallbearers were Nate Wilson, Noah Wilson, Wayne Wells, Barry McClure, Dr. Gerald Blossom, and John Snow Jr.


The family received friends from 1:00-2:45 Sunday afternoon at the Murphy First United Methodist Church prior to the services.


The family requests memorials be made in memory of Kenny Jane Davis Palmer to the Murphy First United Methodist Church, PO Box 86, Murphy, NC 28906.


Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements. 

#18 Libby Townson Crowe 2014-02-25 08:59
I was so sad and shocked to hear of Kenny Jane's passing. We always had so much fun together. My prayers are with the family at this time.
#17 Tiawana Ramsey 2014-02-24 09:11
I was so sad to hear about Kenny Jane's passing. She was such a beautiful & vivacious lady. We met at a knitting class in Asheville & were great friends from that moment. She joined our small knitting group & was immediately just one of us. I have worked in the Murphy area through the years & we knew many of the same people. She spoke of each of you often & I feel as if I know you although we've never met. Several times over the last 3 or 4 months, I would think of her & called her cell & left messages. Although she didn't return my calls, I hope she knew I called & was thinking & praying for her. I can only hope that I can be as upbeat and enthusiastic about everything life has to offer as she was. Even after she became ill, each time I spoke with her she was talking of her next adventure & determining when we could get together again. She was always so full of laughter. My thoughts & prayers are with you. We are all so blessed to have known such a special lady.
#16 Marilyn Porterfield 2014-02-23 17:50
Dear Family, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of saying good-bye to Kenny Jane and celebrating her full life. I will always remeber her infectious smile and laugh during our high school years. We lost touch after then, and I was moved when I read her obituary to know that her life was full, happy, fun, filled with great adventures, family, and service. She was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew her.
Marilyn Anderson Porterfield High School Classmate
#15 Glen Beaver 2014-02-23 14:07
I will cherish the times our families spent together. The birthday parties with Samantha and little Mandy. Kevennie has the rock I used for the landscaping on your home at King Street. We named it a long time ago the Kenny Jane Rock. My sorrow for all of you, but our memories will be there forever.. With love and comfort to each of you, Glen
#14 Joe & Linda Pinson 2014-02-23 00:26
So sorry to hear that Kenny Jane has left us. I remember her for what seems to be all my life. Always friendly, always with a smile - she will be missed.
#13 Randall Beasley 2014-02-22 20:00
Prayers going out to the family of Kenny Jane. What a great friend and wonderful person. May God grant you peace and comfort during your time of loss.

Randall and Tammy Beasley
#12 Becky Roper 2014-02-21 20:31
I was so shocked & sadden to see that Kenny Jane had passed. We were friends from the 7th grade having met at Truett Camp. We stayed in touch and shared a lot of fun. When Tommy ran the Happy Flounder in Andrews, I worked for him and saw Kenny often. It was always a fun and happy time with her. I knew both her parents and knew where she got her gifts of kindness and thoughtfulness from. Kenneth & Carrie were very kind to me when I lost my son. Prayers to all who feel her loss.
#11 katrina and edward 2014-02-21 19:18
We loved Kenny Jane more than we could ever express. She was a wonderful asset to our family.We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers indefinitely. love you all.
#10 Peggy English Withro 2014-02-21 17:51
So sorry to learn of Kenny Jane's passing. I can't remember a time I didn't know her & love her! We grew up together in school & church. Always loved her spirit & sense of humor! Prayers to all of you.
#9 Katherine 2014-02-21 15:59
My deepest sympathy to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny Jane's Mother, Carrie, and my Grandmother Margie West were the best of friends. I always felt like Carrie was either another Grandmother or aunt, so Kenny Jane to me was like another cousin. I always thought she was so beautiful every time I saw her. Another angel. My thoughts are with the family. May you find peace and comfort.
Katherine West Knight
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