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Christine was born on August 15, 1923 and passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Christine was a resident of Panama City, Florida at the time of passing.

She was a 1944 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a degree in business.

In 1945, Teeny married Raymond Kelly and they moved to Panama City, where Ray served as one of the original mechanical engineers (plankowner) assigned by the United States Navy to open the U.S. Navy Mine Defense Laboratory.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, at Wilson Funeral Home, 214 Airport Road, Panama City. Private family interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Bodiford, and daughters Kay Kelly Wallace (Dennis) and Tricia Kelly Thompson (Jim Murphy) and son-in-law, Wes Smith; sister, Tommie Reid; Frank's daughters, Deb Hastings (Steve) and Beverly Smoak (Bill); grandchildren, Jason Nabors (Rhonda), Kelly Moralle (Vince), and Daniel Thompson; and four great grandchildren, Jackson and Thomas Nabors, and Aidan and Avery Moralle, to whom she was "Great Teeny." Memorials may be made to Grace Cares, c/o Grace Presbyterian Church, 1415 Airport Road, Panama City, FL 32405. Monday, September 18, 2017 2:00 PM Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road Panama City, Florida 32405.

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