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Billie Jean Buchanan Harris

Billie Jean Buchanan Harris, age 75, of Yakima, WA, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Yakima. She was a native of Spruce Pine, NC and a daughter of the late William Buchanan and Margaret Sullins Grindstaff. She was of the Baptist faith.  In addition to her parents she, Billie was preceded in death by step-father, Howard Grindstaff, brothers, Bobby Buchanan and Howard Grindstaff, Jr., brother-in-law, Ray Vines, and daughter-in-law, Lisa Padgett.

Billie Jean Buchanan Harris leaves behind to cherish her memories:

Sons: Jimmy Padgett,

Jeff Padgett and wife, Tina,

Macky Padgett;

Grandchildren: Meagan, Cody, Ryan, John Lynn, and Amanda;

Sisters: Linda Vines,

Mary Ruth Vaughn and husband, David;

Sister-in-law: Norma Grindstaff;

Aunt: Verna Alford

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

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