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Carolyn Kay Carter (Cece) Kline

December 31, 1961 — July 20, 2021

Bristol, Tn. - Carolyn (Cece) Carter Kline went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2021, at Ballad Hospice House, after a brief illness. She was born December 31, 1961, to the late Frank and Joane Carter, in Washington County, Virginia, and lived most of her life in Bristol, Tennessee.

Cece had a big personality and lots of friends. She was a miracle, as she suffered a horrific brain aneurysm while on a family cruise vacation in 2018. Cece battled through it and survived, with odds against her.

Cece was in the restaurant business for the majority of her adult life. She started at Bennigan’s in Johnson City and later opened Dakota’s Cafe in Bristol, Tennessee. Cece is a local celebrity in the Bristol area for opening The Wing Doctor, a local favorite in the Tri-Cities area, where she made real friends.

Cece was a local treasure who never wanted to stop working. Besides being in the restaurant business, Cece followed in her brother’s footsteps and went into real estate. She was always the life of the party, and anyone that knew her absolutely loved her.

Cece is survived by her two sons, Dakota, and Jarrett (Blu) Kline; her beautiful granddaughter, Shiloh; her brother, Tim Carter; her sister, Diane Carter Epperson (Johnny); two nieces, Lindsey Carter (boyfriend Matt), and Krissy Howell (Jamie); two nephews, Michael Carter (Annie), and Kory Davis; and former husband and friend, Jeremy Kline. Cece was also lucky to be surrounded in her life with numerous great-nieces and -nephews.

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. A service to celebrate the life of Cece Carter Kline will be follow at 7:00 PM, with Pastor Scott Price officiating.

The funeral service will be live streamed. You may view the service by copying and pasting the following URL in your browser: 
https://www.farrisfuneralservice.com/services/live-stream.

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guest register. 

The family of Carolyn (Cece) Carter Kline is in the care of the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).

In lieu of flowers, Cece would welcome donations in her name to the local animal shelter of your choice or the Bristol, TN Bark Park (https://www.bristoltn.org/675/Bark-ParkCharlie-Robinette-Park).
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Thursday, July 22, 2021

6:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Starts at 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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