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Katie Jane Michaels

Katie Jane Michaels, 79, of Frostbite, Spring City, and Bledsoe County, Tennessee passed away early Thursday morning, May 27, 2021, at her home.

She was born in Medulla, Florida, on August 13, 1941, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Pollock and Cora Alene (McKay) Pollock. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Kymberly Ann Spears; her two brothers, Ben Pollock and Johnny Pollock; and her three sisters, Joyce, Alene, and Esie.

She graduated from nursing school as an LPN and was employed as an LPN in Lakeland, Florida, and at the Rhea County Nursing Home in Dayton. She lived in Bledsoe County for the last 32 years after moving from Plant City, Florida. She enjoyed making crafts and cross stitching and was a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, William “Bill” Russell Michaels; her two daughters, Sandy (Tracy) Thurman of Spring City and Jody (Robby) Abercrombie of Winter Haven, Florida; her son, Robbie (Angie) Michaels of Lake Wells, Florida; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Katie were held on Monday, May 31, at noon in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jimmy Jewell officiating. She was laid to rest in Summer City Cemetery followed by a white dove release.

Please share your memories and photos of Katie on her online guest register at

The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.

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