Mrs. Johnnie Kathryn Kitchens passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the age of 91. She was born Oct. 5, 1927, to Johnie S. and Irene Bostwick Reagan at the Bostwick home place in Oxford, in the Gum Creek Community. Mrs. Kitchens was a graduate of Palmer Stone High School in Oxford. She worked at Ray Optical, Fletcher’s Jewelry, Bibb Manufacturing Company, Sears and WalMart. After her retirement, her passion was volunteering at Newton Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary for 12 years. She volunteered for more than 6,000 hours there. Mrs. Kitchens enjoyed filling in when someone was unable to come in, it pleased her to know she was helpful to others in any way she could. Mrs. Kitchens was a lifelong member of the Gum Creek Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Kitchens is survived by her husband, of 72 years, Julian H. Kitchens, of Oxford, they celebrated their anniversary April 5. Mrs. Kitchens is also survived by her daughter Sandra Kitchens Christian (Fred), of Oxford, grandchildren Lori Clifton (Derek), of Atlanta, Todd Christian, of Madison, great-grandchildren James and Ben Clifton. Mrs. Kitchens is also survived by her sister Jane R. Parker (Wendell), and her brother Brooklyn Reagan (Martha). She is also survived by several nieces and nephews to whom she was lovingly known as “Can Can”.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kitchens will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Kerry Duncan and the Rev. Bobbie Wren Banks officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service Saturday. Flowers are accepted or donations to Gum Creek Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 2700 Gum Creek Road, Oxford, GA 30054.
J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guestbook may be signed online www.harwellfuneralhome.com.