Local child battling rare form of cancer passes away

A 5-year-old girl who captured the hearts of many East Tennesseans has passed away after battling cancer.

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Kylie Overton's family posted on Facebook that she died in her parents' arms, surrounded by her family and friends.

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The family will receive friends Tuesday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist in Powell. A celebration of life ceremony will immediately follow. Graveside services are scheduled at Bells Campground Cemetery Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Since she was 2 years old, Kylie had been in and out of the hospital fighting a rare form of brain cancer.


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