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Our licensed funeral directors are trustworthy caregivers who are passionate about working with families in order to facilitate meaningful events and personalized ceremonies that have a transformative effect on those who are left behind.

Our mission explains simply what we do best: “to honor life and legacy through meaningful experiences.”

We fully recognize that it’s not easy to be comfortable during a time of sorrow. So we have made every effort to create a soothing, natural atmosphere for you, your family, and the friends who gather to share their support and recollections.

Whether you are interested in burial or cremation services or if you are planning for the future, Smith Funeral & Cremation Service is the funeral home most prepared to help with your arrangements. By combining the services of a funeral home, cemetery, flower shop, and event center, the network of Smith Maryville services can assist you in your time of need.

Our Obituaries

Douglas Richard Hill

July 8, 1943 - September 20, 2015

Douglas Richard Hill, 72, of Maryville Tennessee, passed away peacefully on September 20th, 2015, after a courageous painful battle with bladder cancer. He was born on July 8th, 1943 in South Dakota. He met his wife of 46 years, Dianne Hill, in Sioux City, Iowa in 1967 and later married on June 8th, 1969. Doug was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served his country for 34 years...
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John Howard "Buddy" Settlemire

December 27, 1934 - September 19, 2015

John H. "Buddy" Settlemire, age 80, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. Buddy was a 1953 graduate of Alcoa High and was a retired Railroad Conductor from CSX formerly L & N Railroad. He loved farming, fishing, traveling, and playing Rook. He attended Cornerstone Fellowship Church where he loved to sing in the choir. ...
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Jimmy Norton Peterson, Sr.

May 21, 1931 - September 17, 2015

Jimmy Norton Peterson Sr. passed away peacefully at home and went to be with his heavenly father at the age of 84. He was born May 21, 1931 in Maryville. Jim served 31 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District. After retirement, he lived in Pleasant View, TN and enjoyed farming, cattle, fishing, and hunting. He was preceded in death by his second born son, Jeffrey Allen;...
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Frank Henry Marsh III

December 15, 1957 - September 16, 2015

Frank (Hank) Henry Marsh III died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Hank was born December 15, 1957 and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee but later made Greenback his home. The outdoors was his favorite place to be. He loved gardening, hunting, fishing, and especially loved his Labrador Retrievers, Charlie and Beaut. Hank had such a big heart and took in stray dogs and cats and was...
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Lorene Martha Wilhite

February 20, 1926 - September 15, 2015

Lorene Martha Wilhite age 89 of Maryville went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Preceded in death by: Husband, Lloyd Wilhite; Parents, Hubert & Cora Owenby; Four Brothers; One Sister. Survivors include: Daughter & Son-in-law, Wanda & John Storey; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; Special Niece, Shirley Balding; Sisters, Jewel Headrick...
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Daniel Charles Linebaugh

December 17, 1958 - September 13, 2015

Daniel Charles Linebaugh, age 56, passed away peacefully from this life September 13, 2015. He was surrounded by his family and friends. Daniel fought a courageous battle after being diagnosed in August 2014 with a brain tumor. Daniel was born in Kokomo, Indiana, December 17, 1958, where his father served with the USAF. His family then moved to Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Austin, Texas and Signal...
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Otis Darrell McCall

January 1, 1940 - September 13, 2015

Darrell "Red" McCall age 75 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Born on January 1, 1940 in Robbinsville, NC, Red moved to East Tennessee as a young man. He was a veteran and cook in the United States Army. He was a selfless, humble, happy, carefree, very work-oriented man who loved his family. He was a longtime owner and operator...
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Donald Ray Patterson, Sr.

February 5, 1933 - September 11, 2015

Donald Ray Patterson Sr. age 82 of Maryville passed away Friday, September 11, 2015 at home. He was a member of Grandview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Donald Ray Patterson, Jr.; Sister, Barbara Jean Patterson; Parents, Hayden & Geneva Patterson. Survivors include: Wife, Frances Melton Patterson; Son, John Patterson; Daughter-in-law, Vicki Patterson; Grandchildren, Eric Patterson,...
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J.D. Burchfield

January 9, 1946 - September 10, 2015

J.D. Burchfield age 69 of Walland, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at home. He was a very proud United States Army Veteran that served in the Vietnam War where he survived three truck explosions and received a Purple Heart. J.D. was a fine musician, the world's greatest carpenter, and an avid hunter and fisherman. Preceded in death by: Parents, William Elmer & Rosalea Burchfield;...
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Becky Ruth Pirtle

May 25, 1950 - September 8, 2015

Becky Ruth Pirtle, age 65, of Maryville, TN, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville. Working at TVA for 30 years both in Knoxville and at Watts Bar, she completed her career in the TVA Inspector General's office. Survivors include sister Betty P. Neal of Maryville, TN; nephew Tracy L. Neal of Cullman, AL; nieces Rebecca A. Cooper of Nashville...
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George Washington Tatum III

May 12, 1944 - September 8, 2015

SMS USAF Ret. George Washington Tatum, III, age 71 of Louisville passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the family home. George loved the Lord. He enjoyed cooking, especially chicken and dumplings, and gardening. He was the best dad ever and a very loving husband. George retired after 21 years in the Air Force followed by 25 years of civil service with the Department of Defense. Preceded...
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James Stuart Johnson

May 14, 1953 - September 7, 2015

Jim Johnson, age 62, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, September 7, 2015. He passed away at home surrounded by loved ones. Jim was born in Johnson City, TN. He worked for The Otis Spunkmeyer Company as the Center Manager of the Knoxville Branch. He also worked as a Sales Manager with the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company. He married the love of his life, Judy Rayfield in 1986, and soon...
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Andres Bachman

August 13, 1933 - September 5, 2015

Andrés G. Bachman, age 82, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 in Maryville, TN. Andrés was born in Colombia, South America to his Swiss parents, Gustavo Andrés Bachman and Loly De Rutté. Later he married and settled in Puerto Rico with his true love, Ileana Fuertes, where they had their children. Moving to Holliston, MA in 1979, and finally coming to Maryville in 2005. Andrés was a...
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Christian Leigh Garland

January 30, 1974 - September 4, 2015

Christi Leigh Garland was called to Heaven on Friday, September 4th, 2015 in her home in Alcoa, TN. She had fought numerous health problems over the years and passed quietly in her sleep. Christi's life might seem short to some, but despite her own health problems, she touched countless others in some way throughout her memorable life. She graduated from Alcoa High School in 1992 and continued...
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Melissa Kay Coada

December 25, 1967 - September 4, 2015

Melissa Kay Coada age 47 of Maryville passed away Friday, September 4, 2015 at her home. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Survivors include her husband, Mark Coada; son, Jacob Finger; daughter, Leah Finger; grandchild, Avery Grace; parents, John and Mary Jeffries; brother, Barry Jeffries; sister, Kelly Marie Padilla; grandmother, Willie Faye Hipps; several aunts,...
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Pearl S. Marine

January 16, 1926 - September 4, 2015

Pearl S. Marine age 89 of Maryville passed away Friday, September 4, 2015 at Asbury Place of Maryville. She retired from U.T. Medical Center as a baker and dietician. Pearl was an avid quilter and a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by: Husband, Carl Walker Marine; Son, Gene Starkey; Sister, Helen...
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Betty Jo Carter

November 10, 1930 - September 4, 2015

Betty Jo Carter age 84 of Alcoa, journeyed home to her Heavenly Father September 04, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was born in Rogersville, TN, the daughter of the late Floyd & Lola Coffey. Mrs. Carter worked in the healthcare industry before retiring from respiratory care at Blount Memorial Hospital after countless years of service. Mrs. Carter was a faithful Christian and dedicated...
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Peggy Sue Graves

May 16, 1955 - September 3, 2015

Peggy Graves, age 60, died Thursday, September 3, 2015 at U.T. Medical Center of Knoxville after a long battle with lung disease. Born in 1955 in Knoxville, she graduated Rush Strong High School 1973 in Knoxville, before moving to Maryville where she settled, retiring from Breed Tech. She spent the remainder of her years enjoying her family, especially her three grandkids. She is preceded in...
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Nellie Lois Blair

March 19, 1932 - September 3, 2015

Nellie Lois Blair age 83 of Maryville, passed away Thursday, September 03, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by: Husband, Ellis Blair; Son, Danny Leon Blair; Brothers, Carl & Roy Chambers; Sister, Ella Mae Best. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Gary Dale Blair & Lori; Daughters & Sons-in-law, Stella Austin & Jerry and Deborah Kay Russell & Randy; Grandchildren, Sha...
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Don Sherwood

March 30, 1935 - September 3, 2015

Don Sherwood passed away September 3, 2015 at the age of 80 from pancreatic cancer. He is survived by Pat Sherwood, his wife of 57 years, his 3 children and spouses Susan & Michael McKerley, Eddie & Lindsay Sherwood and Alan & Michelle Sherwood; brother Bobby and Nancy Sherwood, and brother-in-law Wynne and Dorella Grubbs. Don was a loving Grandfather to 8 grandchildren from ages 3-25 and a...
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Jeffrey Lee Archer

February 5, 1954 - September 1, 2015

Jeffrey Lee Archer age 61 of Friendsville passed away September 1, 2015. Preceded in death by: Father, A.R. Archer; Step father, French Maples; Grandparents, J.O. (Oscar) & Helen Huffman, Kelso & Nora Archer. Survivors include: Mother, Helen Huffman Archer Maples; Wife, Kaye Archer; Son, Damen Archer; Daughter, Danielle & Fiancé Steve Dockery; Brothers, Alan Archer and Bobby Archer; Nephews,...
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James Matthew Vance

July 30, 1981 - August 29, 2015

James "Jamie" Matthew Vance age 34 of Friendsville, TN passed away unexpectedly at Tennova Hospital on Saturday, August 29, 2015. James was employed at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. He was a devoted family man! He loved his family very much especially his children and grandchildren, they meant the world to him! He also loved UT football and anything pertaining to muscle cars and racing. He...
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Richard Paul Wilson

April 23, 1958 - August 29, 2015

Richard Paul "Rick" Wilson, age 57 of Maryville died on Saturday, August 29, 2015. He was the owner of Wilson Construction Company of Maryville, Inc. and a graduate of Porter High School. Rick was an amateur radio operator – KD4VSG now a "silent key". Rick was preceded by his father, Paul Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Wilson; daughters, Katheryn Dunlap and her husband Christopher...
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Erleen C. Graves

April 26, 1920 - August 29, 2015

Erleen C. Graves, age 95 of Maryville passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at The Lantern Assisted Living. As a young woman Erleen worked for the Blount County trustee's office and for the rationing board during WWII. She was an avid gardener – even into her later years. She was a member of First Baptist Church Maryville for over 60 years where she served in the nursery and church office and...
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Robert "Bob" Joseph Hinchee

February 2, 1955 - August 28, 2015

Robert "Bob" Joseph Hinchee age 60 of Maryville passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with kidney and heart disease. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Alcoa. Bob was the Plant Manager for NEO Industries until he became disabled with kidney disease. He was very accepting and positive about his diseases and used it to minister to and encourage others. ...
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James Donald Johnson

January 16, 1944 - August 26, 2015

James Donald Johnson age 71 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Don was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He liked flea markets, fishing and camping. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He was the son of the late James H. Johnson & Zelvia Johnson. Survivors include: Wife of almost 54 years, Irene Johnson; Daughter & Son-in-law, Donna & husband Dale Williams; Son &...
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James David Travis

July 12, 1962 - August 24, 2015

James David Travis age 53 of Maryville, formerly of St. Cloud, FL, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. To have known James was to be blessed. He loved his wife and children, David and Kirsten, with his whole heart. His family was his world. He loved life and had the best sense of humor. We know that God has called him home for His purpose, and those he left behind too soon will forever miss...
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Helga Anna Deveau

September 17, 1934 - August 24, 2015

Helga Deveau age 80 of Maryville passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Preceded in death by: 1st Husband, John J. Szuba Jr.; 2nd Husband, Roger Deveau. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Timothy & Becky Szuba; Grandchildren, David Timothy Szuba, Nicole Spak, and Elizabeth Szuba; Brother, Peter Geissler....
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Charles E. Williams, Jr.

November 24, 1921 - August 24, 2015

Charles Ellis Williams, Jr., died Monday, August 24, 2015 from Alzheimer's, at the age of 93. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a World War II Navy Veteran, a lifelong Ham Radio operator (AA4WX), and a founding member of the Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club. He was also a private pilot and a fan of big band jazz. A professional Electrical Engineer, he was the founding engineer at WGAP...
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Jesse Jones, Jr.

June 8, 1950 - August 24, 2015

Jesse Jones Jr. born June 8, 1950 member of Knob Road Missionary Baptist church went home to be with Jesus on August 24, 2015. Preceded in death by: Parents, Jess & Wanda Jones. Survivors include: Wife of 18 years, Louise Jones; Sister, Marie Johnson; Sons, Robert, James, Dan, Tommy, Josh, Jesse, Paul; Daughters, Patty, Mary Pam, & Debbie. A special thank you to 5E Blount Memorial Hospital...
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Lloyd Elwood West

December 31, 1935 - August 23, 2015

Elwood West, 79, born Dec 31, 1935, Maryville, TN, died on Aug. 23, 2015. He was the son of the late Winfred K West and Zelpha Ellen Reagan West (Tiny). He is survived by a brother, Larry West (Diane); nephew, William Thomas Ketner West; grandniece, Rachel West; 6 paternal and 10 maternal first cousins and their respective families. Elwood went through the Maryville City Schools through high...
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Charles Abner Davis

April 14, 1980 - August 23, 2015

Charles "Charlie" Davis age 35 of Walland passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Briar Cliff Nursing Home in Oak Ridge. He now walks in the presence of the Lord. Charlie loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Oak View Baptist Church. He was a loving son, grandson, brother, and uncle. He will always remain in our hearts. Preceded in death by: ...
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James Larry Byrd, Sr.

February 6, 1954 - August 21, 2015

James "Larry" Byrd, age 61, of Louisville went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 21, 2015. He is a member of Laurel Bank Baptist Church. Larry retired from UT Hospital after 15 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father Reverend Herman Byrd, his step-father, Aubrey Dean Cook. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 29 years, Lyn Byrd; son, James Larry Jr., step...
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Barbara Margaret Johnson

August 13, 1927 - August 20, 2015

Barbara Pellegrin Johnson of Maryville passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at West Hills Health & Rehab. Preceded in death by: Mother, Stella Chauvin Pellegrin; Father, Millard Pellegrin; Husband, Elmo Walter Johnson (Lucky); Sister, Heloise Pellegrin Brien; Daughter, Christine Johnson LaGrange. Survivors include: Daughters, Barbara Johnson Vice, Ellen Ann Johnson, and Jill Marie Gamberella;...
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Rose Marie Hess

July 23, 1935 - August 20, 2015

Rose Marie (Furman) Hess, 80, passed away August 20, 2015. Rosie was the daughter of the late Albert & Mary Elizabeth (Potter) Furman. She grew up in Oswego, NY. Rosie spent 20 years as a dental technician in Norfolk, VA before retiring and moving to TN with her husband. She never missed calling family and friends on their special day to sing "Happy Birthday" and that call will be missed. ...
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Leslie Aaron Mann

March 9, 1932 - August 20, 2015

Leslie Aaron Mann age 83 of Maryville passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force and retired from Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. He was a member of American Legion Post – Maryville. Preceded in death by: Daughter, Lori Mann. Survivors include: Wife of 62 years, Ann Mann; Children, Lynn Davis & husband...
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Lena Ruth Allmon

January 5, 1928 - August 20, 2015

Lena Ruth Garrett Allmon, age 87 passed away August 20, 2015. She was a member of New Providence Primitive Baptist Church. She loved working in her flowers and her garden. She also enjoyed canning and quilting. Preceded in death by: parents, Tom & Lula Mae Clark Garrett; husband, Roy Jr. (RJ) Allmon; son, Tommy Allmon, grandson, Brett Allmon; brothers, Charlie, Glen, Marlie, Luther, Ollie...
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Carl H. Headrick

August 15, 1927 - August 19, 2015

Carl H. Headrick age 88 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force having served in World War II. Carl was a member of Prudentia Masonic Lodge for 50 years and retired from Alcoa North Plant. Preceded in death by: Parents, Vina Clara & William Houston Headrick; Brothers, Wade and Ray; Sister, Sara Ann Headrick. ...
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Charles Junior Whitener

August 28, 1931 - August 19, 2015

Charles Junior Whitener, age 83, passed away peacefully at home with his wife, children, and grandchildren on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. He was retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company after 25 years of service. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors. Preceded in death by: Parents, Charlie & Mary Whitener; Son, Ricky Darrell Whitener; Brother, R.J. Whitener. He is survived by: Wife of 63...
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Isaac Adams Anderson

August 10, 1984 - August 15, 2015

Isaac Anderson, 31, of Maryville, died unexpectedly on August 15 from a previously unknown medical condition. He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Tami Anderson of Maryville; his sister Sarah Anderson of Roswell, GA; and maternal grandmother, Evelyn Thompson of Carrollton, GA; along with four aunts, three uncles, and nine first cousins. In addition to his friends and family and his work...
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Steven Earl Barks

December 30, 1955 - August 15, 2015

Steven Barks age 59 of Maryville passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He retired from the United States Air Force. Steven volunteered with the Habitat for Humanity and local prison ministry. He liked to play golf with his sons and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed as Linx/Unix Global Director with Elavon Technology. Steven was a loving and devoted husband...
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Lillian Dockery McKinnon

August 1, 1937 - August 14, 2015

Lillian Dockery McKinnon of Maryville passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at home. Preceded in death by: Parents, Onnie & Hazel Barnes Sims; Husbands, Henry Dockery and Joe McKinnon; Son, James Dockery; Sisters, Shirley Sims and Brenda Beverly. Survivors include: Brother, OJ Sims; Sister, Teresa McElvaney; Son, Ed (Sue) Dockery; Daughter, Barbara (Lane) Nichols; Grandchildren, David Dockery,...
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George Robert Cowan

September 27, 1933 - August 14, 2015

George R. "Bob" Cowan age 81 of Friendsville passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 after a hip fracture while exercising and a subsequent heart attack and aortic valve failure. He was a faithful member of Fairview United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Louise; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert "Bob" Cowan and David and Carolyn Cowan; daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Monty Friesen...
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Clifford Reed

May 30, 1921 - August 14, 2015

Clifford Reed, 94, of Maryville, TN, formerly of South Bend, IN, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Piney Level Baptist Church, and also a 50-year member of Rockford Masonic Lodge # 469. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stonewall and Ollie Reed; sister, Birdie (Tom) Barlow; brothers, Morgan (Daisy) Reed and Stonewall Reed, Jr. He...
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Terry Lynn Walker, Sr.

April 21, 1961 - August 13, 2015

Terry Lynn Walker, Sr. of Louisville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday August 13th, 2015 after a long battle with lung cancer. Devoted son of the late A.J. Walker and Juanita Ferguson Mikles. Terry was a lover of life, a true "people person" who never met a stranger. His big heart and sly grin will be missed by all that knew him. He was a man among men. He leaves behind his loving wife,...
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Lois Wilma Metcalf

June 9, 1931 - August 13, 2015

Lois Wilma Satterfield Metcalf, born in Knoxville, TN on June 9, 1931, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at their South Carolina home. She was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Maryville. She was a graduate of Valley Springs High School in 1950 in Arden, NC. Lois enjoyed traveling, being a homemaker, singing in the choir at church, being a mother and a wife...
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Judy Marie Hall

January 22, 1927 - August 11, 2015

Judy Marie Rogers Hall, born January 22, 1927, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Preceded in death by: Mother, Nancie Rogers; Father, G. O. Roberts; Brothers, Risley, Voyd, Jay, Harold, Loren; Sisters, Irene, Ficetole, Melba Williams, Jessie Edwards; Grandson, Jody Walker; Daughter, Sandie Hall. Survivors include: Sister, Bonima Steele; Daughters, Nancie Dyer, Kaye Archer; Grandson, Damen...
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Scarlett Rose Rodriguez

February 13, 2015 - August 9, 2015

Scarlett Rose Rodriguez, 6 months, of Maryville passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015. Preceded in death by: Great Aunt, Kathy Baker; Great Uncle, Danny Rodriguez. Survivors include: Parents, Calie & Manuel Rodriguez III; Brothers, Hayden Rodriguez and Manuel Rodriguez, IV; Rodriguez, Baker, Joe Carter, Riley, Hall & Moore Families. Funeral service will be at 2:30 PM, Friday, August 14, 2015 at...
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Mary Catherine Culp

August 4, 1926 - August 8, 2015

Mary Catherine Manning Culp peacefully departed this life on August 8, 2015 and into the loving arms of Jesus, who took her to be with her dear husband Bruce and son, Bruce Jr. She was born in Mississippi in 1926 and graduated Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. Catherine and Bruce were married for 59 years. Catherine was a Public Health Nurse for the State of Mississippi for 38...
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Gerald Scott Price

December 20, 1961 - August 6, 2015

Gerald Scott Price, age 53 — Local CPA in Maryville and Knoxville; passed away August 6, 2015 following a short battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Bill and Betty Price. Scott was survived by Kimberly, Linda and Jerry West, sisters Regina Stump, Sharon Akins, several nieces and nephews and numerous extended family members and friends. Special friends —his dogs Cooper...
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Carroll F. Mathews

May 8, 1935 - August 3, 2015

Carroll F. Mathews age 80 of Maryville passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at the family home. He served in the United State Air Force. Carroll loved doing crafts, wood working, hunting and fishing. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner. Preceded in death by: Parents, William & Maude Mathews and eight siblings of Maryland. Survivors include: Wife of 59 years, Juanita Mathews; Son & Daughter...
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Wanda Fay Frank

May 31, 1942 - August 3, 2015

Wanda Fay Moore Frank, 73-years-old, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born on May 31, 1942 in Sevierville, TN to the late Harvey and Ida Ruth Moore. Wanda never met a stranger. Her infectious laugh and beautiful smile drew people to her. She made everyone feel special and loved. Her life was full of joy and...
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Ronnie Luis Ojeda Toledo

July 30, 2015 - July 30, 2015

Ronnie Luis Ojeda Toledo, infant son of Manuel Ojeda Toledo and Wendy Stevens passed away on Thursday, July 30 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,
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Betty Gardner Buchanan

September 4, 1933 - July 30, 2015

Betty Gardner Buchanan entered the gates of heaven on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was born September 4, 1933 in Maryville, TN. She was of Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her father, Thomas Gardner and her mother, Harriett Gardner Watson, twin brother, Bill Gardner, Sisters, Kate Graham, Irene Walker, brothers, Roy Gardner, Arthur Gardner, J.T. Gardner and daughter Kay Buchanan Baumgardner...
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Catherine Roberta LaJuett

February 26, 1928 - July 28, 2015

Catherine Roberta ("Nanna") LaJuett went home to the Lord, July 28th. She was a resident at Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation-Fairpark for over five years due to Alzheimer's disease. For nearly 20 years the disease destroyed her memories, her freedom, quality of life and ultimately her life. She was a member of Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church for years until she was disabled by the disease....
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Dorothy B. McKee

December 7, 1923 - July 28, 2015

Dorothy B. McKee age 91 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at home with her family. Preceded in death by: Husband, Joe R. McKee; Sons, Bobby Joe McKee & James Robert McKee. Survivors include: Son, Paul McKee; Brother, Herman Hannah; Friend & Caregiver, Shirley Russell. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. John Lowe...
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William Mickey Walker

December 19, 1941 - July 27, 2015

William Mickey Walker was born on December 19, 1941 and left this world on July 27, 2015. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He owned and operated Walker's – Sterling's IGA for more than 20 years and served on the Blount County Commission from 1990 – 1998. He loved working on his farm and spending time at the project with his friends, but most of all he loved spending time with...
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Daniel A. Dearing

August 13, 1947 - July 26, 2015

Daniel A. Dearing age 67 of Maryville passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Veteran of the US Army Reserves and a graduate of Brockton High School in Brockton, MA. Daniel was a long time sports official for football, softball and basketball and retired from LeBaron Foundry with 42 years of service in Brockton, MA. Preceded in...
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Billy Reed

April 14, 1934 - July 25, 2015

Rev. Billy R. Reed, age 81 of Maryville went to be with his heavenly Father and two of his precious daughters that were waiting for him. The Rev. Reed was a faithful minister of the Lord for over 50 years, pastoring nine churches and having the honor of serving two of them twice in Blount, Knox and Loudon counties. He held numerous revivals all over east Tennessee and North Carolina. Rev. Reed...
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Maryann Pankratz

September 25, 1943 - July 24, 2015

Maryann Pankratz age 71 of Maryville passed away Friday July 24, 2015. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister she is survived by her husband of fifty years, Walt Pankratz, son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Beth Pankratz; daughter and son-in-law, Kristie and Chance Ballew; grandchildren, Brody, Samuel and Ellen Pankratz, Chloe and Max Ballew; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Susan...
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Lucile Weiss

January 15, 1918 - July 24, 2015

Lucile Gillespie Stepp Weiss - age 97, of Walland, TN passed away on July 24, 2015 at her home in Johnson City, TN. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Stepp and Raymond Weiss; sisters Abigail, Flora, Annabelle, and Maude; brothers George and Porter; daughter Roberta; and son William. Lucile Weiss was born on January 15, 1918 in Walland, TN to John C. Gillespie and Mary Josephine...
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Richard Guy Ryan

November 27, 1937 - July 21, 2015

Richard Guy Ryan age 77 of Maryville passed away at home on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Willie Mae Ryan and his grandson, Brandon Wallace Ryan. Guy was a member of Friendsville Baptist Church and was retired from Alcoa Aluminum. Guy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather – his family always came first. Survivors include his wife of 59 years...
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Mary Lynn Hayes

July 27, 1928 - July 20, 2015

Mary Lynn Hayes age 86 of Alcoa, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Alcoa, head cook at Alcoa Elementary School for 30 years, and an avid UT sports fan. Mary was a very giving woman who enjoyed cooking and giving to her friends and family. Preceded in death by: Parents, Mary & Len Moody. Survivors include: Daughter,...
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Marjorie R. Dunlap

March 22, 1931 - July 20, 2015

Marjorie R. (Law) Dunlap age 84 of Maryville, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the family home. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by: Husband, Eugene (Deeb) Dunlap; Son, Marvin (Bob) Dunlap; Parents, William & Ruby Law; Grandson, Daniel Dunlap. Survivors include: Children & Spouses, Wanda Finger, Ginger & Jack Gurley, Jerry & Maxine Dunlap,...
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Jay W Reynolds

December 27, 1927 - July 18, 2015

Jay W Reynolds passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 18, 2015. Born in Peckville, PA in 1927 he was the son of Daniel Reynolds and Marion Evans Reynolds. After graduating high school in 1945, he joined the army and was posted overseas to Japan as a radio operator. After his discharge, he earned a degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, married Joanne Florence Mitchell of...
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Tamye Berrong Jett

September 15, 1961 - July 18, 2015

Tamye Berrong Jett, age 53, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Brown Berrong and her brother, Edwin C. "Eddie" Berrong. Survivors include her father, Charles "Bunny" Berrong and wife, Carolyn; children, Courtney Graves Hatcher, Dreama Michelle Jett and Douglas Jett, Jr; grandchildren, Athena and Hunter Hatcher; step-sisters, Karen Crutchfield and...
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Richard Quinn "Tater" Phelps

September 9, 1919 - July 15, 2015

Richard Quinn Taylor "Tater" Phelps, 95, passed away on July 15, 2015 at the Ben Atchley Veterans Home. Born in "Old Glory", Maryville, TN to Richard Earl and Kate Phelps on September 9, 1919, Quinn grew up in Middlesettlements and then lived in the Louisville area with his wife of 54 years, Bessie Evelyn McKeehan Phelps, where they raised three children. Quinn retired from Alcoa Aluminum...
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Stephen Rainey Dorner

September 16, 1945 - July 14, 2015

Stephen Rainey Dorner, age 69, of Maryville, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He was born and raised in New Jersey and came to Tennessee to attend Maryville College where he met his wife. They loved Maryville and the community of friends they had built here and decided to make Maryville their permanent home. After a career in sales, Steve opened Stevie D's Pizzeria. ...
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Mary Ann (Phillips) Brumbaugh

April 17, 1961 - July 13, 2015

Mary Phillips Brumbaugh, age 54, after a valiant struggle against an aggressive and rare form of cancer peacefully entered into the presence of our Lord with her loving husband by her bedside, on July 13, 2015, 9:25am at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville. Born April 17, 1961, Mary was a lifetime member of Broadway Baptist Church of Maryville, Tennessee. She served a church...
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Elvie Dolly Jane Bryant

May 3, 1922 - July 12, 2015

Elvie Dolly Jane Jump Bryant, age 93, of Maryville, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at her son's home. She was a member of Six Mile Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Husband, Raymond Bryant; Daughter, Virginia Murphy; Parents, David & Molly Jump Sisters, Mae, Dallie, and Ella; Brothers, Ersie Jewell, Elzie, Clyde, Walter, Will and Kaye. Survivors include: Sons & Daughters-in-law, JD &...
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Rodney Boynton Jones

November 4, 1954 - July 11, 2015

Rodney Boynton Jones age 60, of Alcoa passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015. He was an avid Volunteer football and basketball fan. Rodney worked as a Controller at WYKO. He was a member of Green Meadow United Methodist Church. He graduated from Bearden High School and the University of Tennessee with honors. Preceded in death by: Parents, Mildred Boynton Jones & William Hazen Jones; Brother,...
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Donald "Chip" Lee Chambers, Jr.

June 4, 1990 - July 9, 2015

Donald "Chip" Lee Chambers Jr., age 25, of Maryville, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his family home. Chip is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Diane Chambers; father, Donald Lee Chambers of Burlington, NC; mother and step-father, Kimberly and James F. Park III of Maryville; brother, Clayton D. Hinson; sister, Courtney V. Allmon; sister, Elizabeth S. Bolton; brother, Cody P. Chambers;...
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Earl Glenn Dickson

September 3, 1927 - July 9, 2015

Earl Glenn "Mutt" Dickson, age 87, of Maryville, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the family home. Glenn attended Adamsville High School, The University of Memphis, and worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for 33 years. He was a veteran of WWII and Korea serving in the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his parents, Earl Dewey Dickson and Ethel Brown Dickson; brothers, Roy M. and Charles R....
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Charles Edward Stewart

January 11, 1954 - July 7, 2015

Charles (Charlie) Stewart left his pain and fatigue behind on July 6, 2015 in Maryville, TN. Born to Quentin R. and Mary Hall Stewart on January 11, 1954, he is the brother of Ted Stewart of Miracle, KY, Watson Stewart of Dahlonega, GA, and Cindy and Mike Kelley of Tullahoma, TN. He has five nieces and nephews; Mark, Tom, Stephanie, Suzanne, and Phillip all of whom were terribly fond of "Uncle...
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Elizabeth Hartsell Green

March 19, 1926 - July 7, 2015

Elizabeth Hartsell Green age 89 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015. She was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church, an avid traveler, member of Mary Blount Chapter #133 Eastern Star, and retired from Blount Memorial Hospital as a LPN Surgical Nurse after 30 years of service. Preceded in death by: Husband, Lanty Velmore Green; Parents, McKinley Hartsell & Edna Yarberry Hartsell. ...
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Paul H. Yearout

January 21, 1924 - July 7, 2015

Paul H. Yearout age 91 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the family home. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church for 55 years and a 50 year Mason. Paul was a Veteran of the United States Army Air Force, serving in Italy during World War II. Preceded in death by: Parents, John Wesley& Fannie Yearout. Survivors include: Devoted and loving Wife of 69 years, Dorothy Yearout...
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Minnie Lou Lowe

June 16, 1932 - July 4, 2015

Minnie Lou Lowe of Maryville passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Minnie retired in 2015 from Belks Department Store in Maryville, TN where she was employed since 1970's. She was a member of East Maryville Baptist Church and currently was the Organist since the 1950's. Preceded in death by: Sons, Roger Shane Lowe, Gregory Thomas Lowe, Daniel Curtis Lowe; Husband,...
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Larry Dexter Melton, Sr.

August 21, 1950 - July 4, 2015

Larry Dexter Melton, Sr. age 64, passed away at the family home surrounded by family on July 4, 2015. He was an honorably discharged Army Veteran having served two combat tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded various medals including the Bronze Star with First Oak Leaf Cluster and Vietnam Service medal with four campaign stars. He was previously employed at the Blount County Sheriff's...
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Ola Elizabeth Cable

September 6, 1931 - July 3, 2015

Ola Elizabeth Cable age 83 of Blount County passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at Tennova Hospice. Ola loved her family, blue grass music, and travelling. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by: Husband, Clyde Francis Cable; Son, Clyde Douglas Cable. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Daryl & Janet Cable...
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Ralph Edward Sullivan

August 13, 1923 - June 29, 2015

Ralph Edward Sullivan, a World War II veteran and D-Day survivor of Rockford, Tennessee, finished his fight surrounded by family Monday evening at age 91. As a member of the 1st Army, 9th Infantry, 39th Division, he served in six major campaigns from 1943 to 1946, from North Africa to Sicily to central Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge and a Utah Beach landing on D-Day. Ralph was...
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Delia Jane Self

April 18, 1929 - June 28, 2015

Delia Jane (Arp) Self age 86 of Maryville passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Kindred Healthcare Center. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Self; daughter, Shelia Self; son, Jim Self; parents, John and Martha Arp; brothers, James, Andy, Carl, and J. Arp; sisters, Louie Belcher and Ruby Selvidge. Survivors...
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Eva Mae Davis

April 13, 1921 - June 28, 2015

Eva Mae Davis (Yother) passed away June 28, 2015 at the age of 94. She was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Parents, James P. Yother & Eula Mae; Husband, Burl T. Davis; Step-Daughter, Patsy Davis. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Bill & Pat Woods of Maryville; Stepson and Daughter-in-law, Tom & Jann Davis of Laverne, TN. Funeral service will be at 7:00...
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Alicia Albright

June 1, 1971 - June 27, 2015

Alicia Albright age 44 of Maryville passed away Saturday June 27, 2015 in the arms of her loving husband at the family home. Alicia loved both playing golf and riding motorcycles. She was proud of her work as a registered nurse working for Blount Memorial Hospital, UT Hospital as well as local staffing services. She was a also proud of her Cherokee heritage, she was a loving and devoted wife,...
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Maxine Wheeler

February 12, 1927 - June 27, 2015

Maxine Wheeler age 88 of Louisville passed away Saturday June 27, 2015. Maxine was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and was a previous member of Alcoa Way Baptist Church. She was very active in mission work and children ministries. She was preceded in death by her husband John H. Wheeler, brothers J.W., Ross and Glen Dyke, Sister Pauline Dyke. Survivors include son Tom Wheeler, daughter Pat...
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Max Ephraim Ogle

May 2, 1933 - June 24, 2015

Max Ephraim Ogle age 82 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 peacefully at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theda Stombaugh Ogle. He is survived by his children, Lori Omer and Taylor Sky Ogle; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 26 at 6:30 PM in Smith's Trinity Chapel with a...
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Emma Jean Vandergriff

July 11, 1934 - June 20, 2015

Emma Jean Vandergriff, age 80, of Maryville, went home to be with her Lord & Savior, and her family on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at U.T. Medical Center. Emma Jean was a beautiful and loving Wife, Mother, Sister, and a true Friend who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She was a faithful and longtime member of Oak Street Baptist Church and Forest Hill Baptist Church. She was the...
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Doris Elaine Stinnett

August 13, 1953 - June 19, 2015

Doris Chambers Stinnett age 61 of Maryville passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living. She was a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Dora and William Robert Dailey, Joshua and Marinda Chambers; father, Oscar Harold Chambers. Survivors include her husband, David Russell Stinnett; son and daughter-in-law, Spencer Shea Chambers...
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Raymond Franklin Shindledecker, Jr.

February 12, 1942 - June 18, 2015

Raymond Shindledecker age 73 of Maryville passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the family home. He was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church. Currently, he was a part-time manager at 24/7 Quick Fitness. Raymond served in the United States Marine Corp and the Central Intelligence Agency. He loved his favorite hobby, golf. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, grandfather, and brother...
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Mary Penny Nelson

January 31, 1922 - June 16, 2015

Mary Penny Nelson went to her heavenly home on June 16, 2015 at the age of 93. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother as well as a member of Everett Hills Baptist Church. She was also a retired employee of Blount County Schools. Preceded in death by: husband, Howard "Doby" Nelson; parents, Larry & Mary Penny; sisters, Janet Alexander, Edith Beckwith, and Lottie Council. She is...
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Linda Kaye Mull Berkley

August 26, 1962 - June 15, 2015

Linda Kaye Mull Berkley age 52 of Maryville passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a graduate of Alcoa High School, Pellissippi State Community College, and the University of Tennessee with a BSN. Linda worked as an RN at Blount Memorial Hospital and Blount Dialysis Clinic. She was a loving, caring person, mom, sister and friend. Preceded in death by: Parents,...
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Gary Robert Everhart

February 8, 1943 - June 14, 2015

Gary Everhart age 72 of Maryville, TN, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Gary loved camping, biking, and hiking. He was a boxing coach and youth mentor. Preceded in death by: Parents, Robert Everhart & Grace Timmer. Survivors include: Wife, Janet Everhart; Sons & Daughter-in-law, Kevin & Lina Everhart and Denny...
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Louise Melton Davenport

January 1, 1919 - June 14, 2015

Louise Melton Davenport age 96 of Maryville passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Social Circle, GA. She was a member of Laurel Bank Baptist Church and was very active in their choir. Preceded in death by: 1st Husband, Kenneth Melton; 2nd Husband, Hoke Davenport; Sisters, Evelyn Alsip and Loyce Dillard; Brother, Virgil Philpot; Son, Donn Chester Melton. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law...
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Stan Giles

October 30, 1954 - June 12, 2015

Lt Col (Ret.) Stan Giles of Louisville, TN, died June 12 of brain cancer. He was born October 30, 1954. Lt Col Giles was ordained in the Evangelical Free Church and served for 30 years as a pastor, and for 27 years as a Chaplain in the Air National Guard. In this capacity he served state-side and abroad in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Antarctica. He recently retired from the 134th Air...
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Delores Eileen Heffron

May 15, 1926 - June 12, 2015

Heffron, Delores Eileen, of Townsend passed into eternal life on Friday, June 12, 2015 at her home. She has made her home in Townsend on State Hwy 73 for the last 46 years. Her family and friends consider the 89 years that she has spent among them as one of life's greatest blessings. Born in Chicago, Ill. on May 15, 1926, she was the youngest child of George F. and Emma Andersen Oelschlegel....
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Betty Jo Strickland

January 11, 1943 - June 10, 2015

Betty Jo Strickland age 72 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the family home. She was a member of Lamp Light Full Gospel Church. Preceded in death by: Husband, Billy Joe Strickland; Son, Timothy Michael Strickland. Survivors include: Son, Dennis Strickland; Daughters & Son-in-law, Jane & Donnie Morton, Tracy Strickland, Priscilla Strickland, Karrin & Steve Williamson, and...
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Bradley Allen Hooper White

April 28, 1984 - June 6, 2015

Bradley Allen Hooper White age 31 of Knoxville passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015. Preceded in death by: Maternal Grandparents, Fred & Patricia White; Paternal Grandparents, Hedrick & Helen Hooper; Aunt, Vicky White; Uncle, Floyd Hooper. Survivors include: Mother, Traci White; Father, Dennis Hooper; Sisters, Chelsi Long & husband Matt and Kati Hooper; Aunts, Kristi Townsend & husband Joe,...
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Shawn Stephen Jones

July 13, 1973 - June 6, 2015

Shawn Stephen Jones, 41, passed away the morning of June 6, 2015, leaving behind a family who adored him. A simple man, Shawn loved the outdoors and would spend hours on a creek bank fishing, or telling you about the one that got away. He had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to laugh, made the best of every situation, and had a positive effect on those who knew him. Preceded in death by: ...
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Bill Austin Wilson

May 27, 1938 - June 6, 2015

Bill A. Wilson, age 77, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Kindred Care Healthcare facility. Bill was a graduate of C.B.C. in Memphis, TN and Old Miss University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Blount Farmers Co-op after many years of service. Bill was always an avid sportsman especially baseball, being a member of the Pepsi-Coca Cola Travelers semi-pro...
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Elvira Spradlin

August 21, 1941 - June 5, 2015

Elvira Peter Spradlin, age 73, of Maryville, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was retired as a Chef for many years, and was a loving and devoted Wife and Mother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Jakob and Monika Peter, and her Grandson, Jacob Adkins. She is survived by her husband, Frank Spradlin of Maryville...
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David Layton Waters

February 20, 1952 - June 4, 2015

David L. Waters "Big Honey" age 63, of Maryville, departed this life Thursday, June 4, 2015, at his home. He was employed by Alcoa, Inc. for 40 years. He was a member and union official of USWA Local 309, an avid Red Rebels fan, and was a member of the 1970 Maryville Championship football team. Left to cherish his memories are, wife of 37 years, Justine King Waters; daughters Rebecca and...
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