November 9, 1990 ~ September 27, 2016

Born in: Fairview, NC,
Resided in: Bentonville, AR

Krista Nicole Tandy, 25, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. A native of Fairview, NC, Krista was a 2009 graduate of AC Reynolds High School, attended UNC-Asheville, and was a graduate of Blue Ridge Community College. She worked for The Paradies Shops both in Asheville and Bentonville, where she had lived the past 2 years. She was a fan of the UNC Tar Heels, loved basketball, and had played at AC Reynolds. She was an active member of The Place Fellowship Church in Swannanoa. Krista is survived by her mother, Lisa Lytle Tandy; father Joe Linden Tandy, III and his wife Holly; paternal grandparents, Joe L. and Linda Tandy Jr.; maternal grandparents, Martin and Frieda Lytle; sister, Amber Davis and husband Benjamin; brother, Wesley Tandy; nephew and godson, Sawyer Davis; uncles and aunts, Mike and Caren Tandy, and Brian and Monica Lytle; and cousins Christopher and Steven Tandy, and Brett and Corey Lytle. She was preceded in death by her cousin, Emily Tandy. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, with the Rev. Mike Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Tweed's Chapel Cemetery. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Place Fellowship Church, PO Box 1174, Swannanoa, NC 28778. "Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting".

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  1. Linda and Joe, I am sadden by the loss of your Grand Daughter. You will be in my prayers, as you face such a difficult time. May GOD
    Bless you.!!!!!


  2. My Heart breaks for you. I can’t imagine the pain and sorrow you are experiencing. I ask God to comfort you and carry you in His arms to help you heal. I love you!

  3. Joe, Linda, Joe and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you and your family once again grieve the loss of a prescious child. May God’s love comfort you in your sorrow. With love
    Shannon and Joe

  4. Lisa, Frieda and Martin, we are so sorry to hear about Krista. We enjoyed sittingr.with you all at the basketball games while we cheered on Krista and Tyler. You are in our prayers. Gene and Pat Merrill

  5. To the Family of Krista, I was very saddened to read of your loss. Death always saddens, but particularly when it happens to a person so young. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the promise given at Job 14:15 provide you with assurance that Krista is in God’s memory. Deepest Sympathy. Please visit for more on the bible’s hope for the future

  6. Linda and Joe and Joe and family, I am so sorry to hear of Krista’s passing. Please know you are in my prayers! My her soul rest and peace and may God’s light perpetual shine upon her. I wished I could be with you Sunday but time and distance from Texas prevent me from being there physically but I will certainly be their in thought.

  7. My deepest sympathies to the Tandy family. I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Bibles’ promise of a resurrection, as it means a hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones. (John 5:28,29)

  8. Lisa and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Krista. You will be in our Prayers. God will give you Comfort and Grace to get through it all.

  9. Lisa this is Dyan Haynes! I am so sorry for your loss! God bless you and your family! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Love you, so sorry!

  10. Lisa.. I just heard about your loss. I’m so sorry. I will be praying for you. If you need anything please let me know. I love you!


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