Katie Nicole Key, 17, of the 107 Cutoff in Afton, died early Tuesday morning at her home.

She was a senior at West Greene High School, where she was very active. She was a member of the Tennessee Tomorrow Club, Future Farmers of America, the Ag Issues team, the Blue and Gold Club, Theatre Arts, and AIM Scholars.

Miss Key had been voted "Most Fun to Be Around" by her senior classmates.

She had served on the Greene County Partnership's Youth Council.

Miss Key was a member of Brown Springs Baptist Church and attended Midway United Methodist Church.

She was an employee of J.C. Penney Co. Inc.

She is survived by her father and stepmother: Gary and LaVonna Key of Midway; her mother and stepfather: Tammy and Sammy Fellers of Afton; two sisters: Ashley Key and Amanda Key, both of Midway; one brother: Alex Key of Chuckey; two stepsisters: Melissa Shelton of Greeneville and Pam Karriker and her husband, Mike, of Chuckey; one niece: Lexi Nicole Key of Midway; two stepnieces, Gracie Karriker and Madison Karriker, both of Chuckey; two stepnephews: Daniel Shelton and Alex Shelton of Greeneville; her grandmother: Janice Burger of Mosheim; her grandfather: Charlie Dent Key of Midway; special aunts and uncles: Sarah and Eddie Fincher, Harold Rhea and Linda Daniels, Trenda and Christian Berney, Patrick and Tracy Daniels, Eric and Amy Daniels, Patsy and Ray Wilson, Wanda and Don Foulks, Kathy and David Solomon, Kyle Key, and Kevin and Annette Burger; a "very special" cousin: Dustin Cansler; other special cousins: Zak Fincher, Danielle Fincher, Cody Daniels, Ricky Gregg, Conor Berney, Eli Berney, Isaac Daniels, Breanna Daniels, Brent Daniels, Crystal Daniels and her husband, Jeremiah, Sherry Davis and her husband, Geoff, Jacklyn Park and her husband, Michael, Matthew Solomon and his wife, Tonia, Hannah Solomon, Stacey Key and his wife, Amy, Brad Key and his wife, Kristie, and Katlyn Burger; and all her "very special" friends: the faculty, staff, and her classmates of West Greene High School.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother: Betty Key; her grandfather: Harold Rhea Daniels Sr.; and her stepgrandfather: Gordon Burger.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at West Greene High School with interment to follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.

The Rev. Richard Long, the Rev. Jerry Holt, and the Rev. Donnie Bible will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Eric Cutshall, Dave Whitson, Michael Loveday, Charlie Janeway, Richard Rednour, and Michael Cansler.

Honorary pallbearers will be the West Greene High School Class of 2007.

Condolences may be sent to the Key family at www.rosehillfuneralhome.com

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