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Our Obituaries

James Franklin Roberts

January 16, 1928 - December 21, 2014

James F. Roberts age 86 of Maryville passed away Sunday December 21, 2014 at his home. He was a member of Pecks United Methodist Church and New Providence Masonic Lodge #128 F & AM. James retired from ALCOA with over 40 years of service and was a member of the 25 year club. He was preceded in death by his wife Jo Roberts, son Mike Roberts, parents Frank and Nellie Roberts, sister Clara Bell,...
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Carl Houston Headrick

July 26, 1925 - December 20, 2014

Carl Houston Headrick, 89 passed away at home on Saturday, December 20, 2014 with his "Sunshine" of 72 years, wife Roxie Wilburn Headrick and loving family members at his side. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by infant daughter, Loretta; parents, Henry and Biddy Headrick; brothers, Harvey and Bill; sisters, Grace Russell, Ica Peirce, Ann Baldwin, and...
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Mary Ruth Humphrey

November 27, 1930 - December 19, 2014

Mary Ruth Humphrey, age 84 of Maryville passed away peacefully Friday, December 19, 2014 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Mary was retired from the University of Tennessee Medical Center where she had a successful career in the accounting department. Her most cherished job was that of a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Rocky Branch Missionary...
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Edith (Crisp) Teffeteller

December 2, 1916 - December 18, 2014

Edith (Crisp) Teffeteller age 98 of Knoxville passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at home. She was born in Maryville, TN and then moved to Aberdeen, MS where she resided for 57 years. Preceded in death by: Husband, C.A. Teffeteller Jr.; Son, C.A. Teffeteller III. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Ronald (Buddy) & Lynn Teffeteller; Daughter & Son-in-law, Pat & Jim Baker; Six...
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Jeffrey Alan Vineyard

March 18, 1966 - December 14, 2014

Jeffrey Alan Vineyard age 48 of Maryville passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at UT Hospital. Preceded in death by: Father, Buzz Vineyard Jr.; Brother, Buzz Vineyard III. Survivors include: Wife, Billie Carol Vineyard; Sons, Chance Alan Vineyard and Skyler Hayes Vineyard; Mother, Mary Vineyard; Aunts, Nancy Vineyard, Regina Remaley, Phyllis Hutsell and Jennie Satterfield. Memorial...
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Charles Frank Sheets

April 16, 1942 - December 14, 2014

Charles Frank Sheets age 72 of Louisville passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He retired from ALCOA with 38 years of service and was a member of their 25 Year Club. Charles was also a member of Unitia Church and a graduate of Friendsville High School. Preceded in death by: Parents, Boyd & Naomi Carter Sheets. Survivors include: Wife of 51 years, Frieda Garrett...
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Patricia Kaye Patton Kennedy

January 26, 1942 - December 12, 2014

Patricia Kaye Patton Kennedy, 72, of Vonore, TN, died on December 12, 2014. She was born in Maryville, TN, one of 8 children born to Thomas G. and Nelly Riddle Patton. She attended Alcoa High School and The University of Tennessee. She was survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles Oley Kennedy and her children Sherri Jayne Kennedy Riden and Christopher Todd Kennedy and her two grandchildren...
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Stephen Maxwell "Softball / Nut" Simpson

October 3, 1951 - December 11, 2014

Stephen "Softball/Nut" Simpson. Hearing the call of his Savior, departed this life to be welcomed into the arms of our Lord and into his Heavenly eternal home on December 11, 2014. Others there to welcome him home were his earthly father and mother, Lloyd Maxwell Simpson and Irma O'Dell Simpson; Step-mother, Virginia Jewell Simpson; his first wife, Becky Myers Simpson; fathers-in-law and mother...
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James Edward Jump

December 2, 1943 - December 11, 2014

James Edward Jump (Jim, Jimbo, Jimmy, My Buddy, Dad, Papa, Grandpa) was born on December 2, 1943 in Houston, Texas and passed away peacefully on December 11, 2014. Jim grew up in Chattanooga, TN, and was a 1961 graduate of Chattanooga Central High School where he met his wife of 52 years, Janalyn Schmidt. Jim and Jan were blessed with two wonderful daughters, Donna Lynn and Karen Louise. ...
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Zola E. Morgan

July 19, 1914 - December 10, 2014

Zola E. Morgan age 100, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by: Husband, Arthur Morgan; Daughter, Aliene Raper; Son-in-law, Derrill Huffstetler; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include: Sons & Daughters-in-law, Gene & Peggy Morgan, Hobart & Linda Morgan, Reed & Karen Morgan, and Charles & Becky Morgan; Johnny & Rebecca Morgan;...
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Roxie Arlinda Hannah

September 27, 1913 - December 8, 2014

Roxie Hannah age 101 of Louisville, went home to be with her Lord & family on Monday, December 8, 2014 at home. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be truly missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by: Husband, Elmer Hannah; One Sister; Five Brothers. Survivors include: Daughter & Son-in-law, June & Tom Knight; Granddaughter and...
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Nancy Marie Crowley

June 12, 1927 - December 5, 2014

Nancy M Crowley. – age 87 of Maryville, TN, formerly of Palmyra VA & Cortlandt Manor, NY passed away peacefully from Leukemia on December 5, 2014. Mrs. Crowley was born June 12, 1927 to Claude Anthony and Ethyl (Inky) Anderson in East Orange NJ. As a child she grew up in Mamaroneck, NY and graduated Mamaroneck High School in 1945. On June 24, 1950 she married Eugene Crowley in Larchmont, NY. ...
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Ronald Frank Palmer, Sr.

December 22, 1946 - December 5, 2014

Ronald Frank Palmer, Sr., passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Kay Palmer; Father, Frank Scott Palmer; Mother, Helen Juanita Faulkner Palmer. Ronald is survived by Sons and Daughters-in-law, Ronald Frank "Bo" Palmer, Jr. and his wife Christi & Steven Troy Palmer and his wife Chrissy; Grandchildren, Cory Andrew Palmer, Kaleigh Janee Collins and Alex Lane...
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Richard Marion Robb, Jr.

April 1, 1939 - December 5, 2014

Richard M. Robb, Jr. (Dick) age 75, of Alcoa, Tennessee, formerly of Middletown, Delaware and The Forty Acres, Wilmington, Delaware passed away Friday, December 5, 2014, from complications due to frontal temporal degeneration. Dick is survived by his wife, Judith and daughter, Ellen Robb Gibson and her husband, Mark B. Gibson, brothers Alan L. Robb and wife, Bonnie, James A. Robb and wife,...
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Paul L. Darling

March 28, 1949 - December 5, 2014

Paul L. Darling age 65 of Columbus, Ohio passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War and a lifetime member of the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Donna Darling; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Tracy Blevins; grandchildren, Lance Darling and Tiffany Blevins; great grandchildren, Giovonni Tyler...
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Louise Adell McGhee Schmitt

June 29, 1918 - December 3, 2014

Louise Adell McGhee Schmitt. The God of infinite wisdom being satisfied that His earthly purpose for Louise was completed called her into the majesty of His eternal presence on December 3, 2014. Her path of life will be treasured by those she touched by her loving, caring and self-sacrificing spirit. She was a member of Alcoa First Baptist Church . She is survived by her son, Frank Schmitt III...
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Jane Park Kent

February 2, 1944 - December 2, 2014

Jane Park Kent, age 70, passed Tuesday December 2, 2014 in Maryville TN, where she lived with her loving husband of 49 years, Clifford Jr. She was born and raised a farm girl in Lincoln IL, where she lived until she attended college in Lakeland FL where she met Clifford. They were married in IL, and resided in South Florida until they moved to Tennessee, where they have lived for the last 27...
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J. B. Snoderly, Jr.

January 3, 1923 - November 30, 2014

J.B. Snoderly Jr. age 91 of Alcoa passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at home surrounded by family. He was a member of Armona Baptist Church, a lifelong farmer who moved from Union County to Blount County over 80 years ago, and served on The Board of Directors for Blount County Mutual Insurance. Preceded in death by: Parents, J.B. & Rowena Snoderly; Granddaughter, Audrey Elizabeth...
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Carol Jarett Patty

December 29, 1940 - November 30, 2014

Carol Jarrett Patty, age 74, Louisville, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the family home. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who truly loved to spend time with her family and having lunches with the Seniors at the Louisville Town Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mason Patty and her son, Jason Patty. Survivors include her Daughter and Son-in-law,...
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Carolyn Lane

September 25, 1946 - November 29, 2014

Carolyn Riggs Lane, age 68 of Maryville, died Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the family home. She was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Madeline Riggs; brother, Charles Loy; sisters, Virginia Loy Hatton and Patsy Frank. Survivors include her husband, Bruce Lane; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Patti Gutridge; step-children and spouses...
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Shirley K. Blair

November 27, 1935 - November 28, 2014

Shirley K. Blair, age 79, went home to Jesus at 11:40 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband William F. "Bill" Blair who passed in 1978 and her son David Lee "Buddy" Blair who passed in 1980. She was also preceded in death by her father George, step-mother Jennie, brothers John and Jim, and special cousin Winnie. Shirley is survived by her three daughters:...
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Charles Alan "Cha-Cha" Myers

August 17, 1959 - November 28, 2014

Charles Alan "Cha-Cha" Myers, age 55, of Maryville, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was retired from Ben Millen Tire after twenty plus years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Alcoa and a member of the Time Warp Vintage Motorcycle Club. He was preceded in death by father, Homer Austin Myers and grandparents, Mr. and...
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Iva Blanche Davis

June 2, 1928 - November 26, 2014

Iva Blanche Davis age 86 of Maryville passed away peacefully to be with her heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at home. She was a member of Out Reach Christian Church. Preceded in death by: Husband, Elmer "Bo" Davis; Parents, Thomas & Ollie Caughron; Brother, Alvis, Raymond, Clyde, Bill, Robert, and Kenneth; Sisters, Sylvia, Lola, Eula, Ruth and Viola. Survivors include: Son &...
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Rose Ella Boring

May 11, 1939 - November 24, 2014

Rose Ella Boring age 75 of Walland passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at home. She was lovingly devoted to her family and was an avid UT Vols and Atlanta Braves fan. Rose was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and sister and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by: Parents, Lee Henry & Dixie Hutsell; Brother, Jimmy Hutsell. Survivors include: Ex-Husband & Wife,...
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William Hugh Douglass

June 7, 1940 - November 24, 2014

William H. (Bill) Douglass, co-founder and owner of the South's Finest Chocolate Factory passed away early Monday morning. Mr. Douglass, age 74, died at Shannondale of Maryville Healthcare Center. Bill was a graduate of Alcoa High School, Class of 1958. He earned a BS in business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Bill also served in the Air National Guard and was honorably...
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Barbara R. Layman

October 16, 1925 - November 23, 2014

Barbara R. Layman, age 89 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by: Husband, Ray Layman and Grandson, Will Layman. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-Law, Charles & Mary Layman; Daughter and Son-in-Law, Deborah & Kevin Pearson. She is also survived by three Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. A...
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Roy Lee Cooper

January 3, 1935 - November 22, 2014

Roy Lee Cooper, age 79 of Friendsville went to be with his Heavenly Father Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong member of Laurel Bank Baptist Church where he sang in the choir. A 34-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Army Guard & Air National Guard, he was very active in Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts. He was a graduate of Everett High School and attended Maryville...
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Ullin L. Bivens

April 1, 1921 - November 21, 2014

Rev. Ullin L. Bivens, born April 1, 1921 passed away Friday, November 21, 2014. He became a member of First Baptist Church, Maryville, during a revival on October 24, 1931. He was away from Maryville for 50 years serving seven Southern Baptist churches as minister of religious education returning to Maryville in September 2007. He attended Bassell Elementary School and was a graduate of Alcoa...
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Ford P. Edmonds

January 1, 1936 - November 20, 2014

Ford P. Edmonds, age 78 of Townsend, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was born January 1, 1936 near Suttle, AL. He moved to Mississippi at the age of 22 and worked in the Financial Industry for over 20 years, where he met his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann Winter Edmonds. He moved his family to Townsend, TN in 1982 where he worked as Property Manager at Wesley...
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Rex Trentham

May 11, 1944 - November 18, 2014

Rex "Big Doc" Trentham of Walland, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 with family and friends by his side. Everyone loved "Big Doc." He was a member of Oak View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Parents, Charlie & Florence Trentham; Brothers, Shirdy & Harold Trentham; Sisters, Ella Mae Franklin and Anna Lee Williamson. Survivors include: Brothers, AC Trentham and Fred & wife Lorene...
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Bobby G. Queen, Sr.

March 22, 1936 - November 18, 2014

Bobby Gene Queen Sr. age 78 of Louisville passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church and a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Preceded in death by: Parents, Sheridan and Lassie Queen. Survivors include: Wife, Joan Queen; Daughter, Cindy Morgan & husband David; Son, Bobby Queen & wife Tracy; Daughter, Ginger Nicholson &...
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Samuel Earnest Moore

April 22, 1935 - November 17, 2014

Samuel E. Moore age 79 of Maryville went to be with Jesus on Monday, November 17, 2014. He was a retired Truck Driver. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Grace Moore; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Kendrea Moore and Kenneth and Karen Pedigo; several grandchildren; sister, Barbara Childress of TX and a host of friends. Funeral service will be at 6:30 Thursday, November 20, 2014 in the...
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Bernas Sharp Downing

January 12, 1933 - November 17, 2014

Bernas Sharp Downing age 81 of Maryville passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at Fairpark Healthcare Center. A burial service will be held in Marion, Indiana. Please contact Stillinger Funeral Home in Greenfield, IN (317) 462-5536 for service times. Local arrangements provided by Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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George R. Chapman

May 28, 1946 - November 16, 2014

George Richard Chapman, 68, of Alcoa, TN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 16, 2014. He was born in Greenback, TN on May 28, 1946 and was a member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church. He served three years in the US Navy, ten years with the San Diego Police Department, and 25 years with ALCOA. Preceded in death by: Parents, Clyde and Edith Chapman. George is survived by his wife...
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Harriette Ann Proffitt

April 23, 1935 - November 13, 2014

Harriette Ann Proffitt of Knoxville went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 13, 2014 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was a member of East Maryville Baptist Church. She was very involved in Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Knoxville early in her life. Preceded in death by: Husband, Dave Proffitt; Parents, James & Louise Countiss. Survivors include: Sons & Daughter-in...
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Allene Hatcher Teffeteller

March 6, 1927 - November 11, 2014

Allene Hatcher Teffeteller age 87 of Walland passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Kindred Care of Maryville. She was a member of West Miller's Cove Missionary Baptist Church, Walland Chapter of F.C.E. (Home Demonstration Club), and Tupperware Manager for 30 years. Preceded in death by: Husband, Lee (Dee) Teffeteller; Parents, James Houston Hatcher and Sarah Elizabeth Hatcher; Infant...
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Philip Hash

November 27, 1931 - November 10, 2014

Philip J. Hash age 82 of Maryville passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 at Williamsburg Villas. A native of Barboursville, WV, he was the son of the late Robert and Bertha Hash. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. He was retired from the Armco Steel Corporation. He is survived by Inez, his wife of 62 years, as well as a son, Dr. Robert B. Hash and a daughter, Dr. Karen...
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James DeBaby

October 8, 1921 - November 9, 2014

James "Jimbo" DeBaby passed peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning. Preceded in death by his parents Stratis and Athena DeBaby and brothers Harry, Nick, and Christopher. He is survived by sons and daughters in law George and Dawn of Maryville, Charles and Carolyn of Oklahoma City, and Christopher of Palm Beach, sister in law Jean, grandchildren Michelle and Michael Barone, Cristy and David...
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Sara Kantner Aungst

January 19, 1930 - November 8, 2014

Sara Kantner Aungst, 84, of Alcoa, TN, passed away, Saturday, November 8 after a period of declining health. She was born January 19, 1930 in Pine Grove, PA to the late Helen and Edward Kantner. Sara graduated in 1954 from Kutztown College in Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ralph E. Aungst, Jr. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Liz) Gamble and her...
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Jane Garland Richardson

July 31, 1930 - November 4, 2014

Jane Garland Richardson passed away surrounded by many of her loving family members at UT Medical Center on Tuesday, November 4 at the age of 84. A celebration of Jane's life will be held on November 22nd at The Barn Event Center at 7264 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, with a service beginning at 2:00pm by Rev. Linda Wilder...
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Stephen Lee Cate

February 4, 1952 - November 3, 2014

Stephen Lee Cate, age 62, went to be with the Lord on November 3, 2014, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a beloved son, uncle, brother, community member, co-worker and friend. He was respected and appreciated by those who knew him for his intellect, service to community and kind spirit. He was a church and choir member at Cokesbury United Methodist Church. Stephen was born February 4, 1952, in...
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Sylvia Mae Merritt

August 13, 1924 - November 3, 2014

Sylvia Mae Smith Merritt age 90 of Maryville passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at Asbury after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Preceded in death by: Husband, A.H. "Bill" Merritt (1990); Parents, K.O. & Viola Smith. She was an only child and a dedicated Mom to four children. Sylvia & Bill first lived in Maryville in 1945 for Bill to learn to fly at McGhee Tyson in the Army Air Corp. After...
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Dorinda Morton Baker-George

October 7, 1944 - November 2, 2014

Dorinda Jane Baker-George, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014. She was born in Franklin, NC on October 7, 1944 to Roy W. Morton and Lona Brock Morton of Bristol, TN. She attended Radford University where she studied Business and Writing. She became a realtor, broker and later became a real estate entrepreneur. She enjoyed all things outdoors: gardening, being out on the water, as well as...
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Ruby L. Hannah

March 26, 1941 - November 1, 2014

Ruby L. Hannah age 73 of Louisville passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Parents, John & Maggie Kennedy; Sons, Michael & Robert Hannah. Survivors include: Husband of 62 years, Lonnie J. Hannah; Sons & Daughters-in-law, Wayne Hannah, Timmy & Tammy Hannah, and Franklin & Paulette Hannah;...
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Ernie Kirk

October 19, 1949 - November 1, 2014

Ernie Kirk age 65 of Maryville passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014. He was employed with the City of Maryville for 40 years in the Water Department and was a volunteer for the Special Olympics. Preceded in death by his father, James Harrison Kirk, Sr. Survivors include his son, Ernie Kirk, II; daughter, Jamie Leigh Kirk; mother, Nancy Kirk; girlfriend, Yvonne Cate; brother and sister-in-law...
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Mildred "Nadine" Yearout

April 26, 1947 - November 1, 2014

Mildred Nadine Yearout, age 67 of Maryville, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a proud member of Unity Full Gospel Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Yearout; parents, Harold and Daisy Whitehead; sister, Alice Fay Jolly; brother, Leonard Whitehead; sister-in-law, Johnnie Whitehead; Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy...
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Carl Ray Spradlin

November 1, 1924 - October 31, 2014

Carl Ray Spradlin, went to be with the Lord, with his family by his side on October 31, 2014, a day before his 90th birthday. Ray who was known for his love of family, has joined his beloved wife Margaret who passed away 4 years ago. Ray was in the U.S. Army and grew up helping his father, J.W. Spradlin, on the family farm in Bungalow. While raising children he was employed at Alcoa Aluminum...
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John "Wiley" Hodges

January 9, 1924 - October 30, 2014

John "Wiley" Hodges passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014. He was born in Sevier County on January 9, 1924 to Tom and Nellie (Manis) Hodges. He was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church, previously belonging to First Baptist, Maryville and Cumberland Baptist in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by a Son, Larry Wayne Hodges, parents, Thomas and Nellie (Manis) Hodges; brothers, Theodore,...
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B.A. Trout

December 5, 1946 - October 29, 2014

B.A. Trout age 67 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at his home. He was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed working in the yard, boating and bowling. He was happiest when all of his family was together. This last year he has struggled with cancer. He was a fighter and may not have won the battle – BUT HE WON THE WAR! He is now in heaven at peace! He was a member of...
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Lora Nita Parsons

July 2, 1950 - October 28, 2014

Lora Nita Parsons, age 64, died from a brain aneurysm at Blount Memorial Hospital on October 28, 2014. Lora Nita was a gentle, caring, elegant woman who was full of life with a goodness possessed by few. As a graduate of Texas Tech with a masters degree in library science from Ohio University, she taught public school for 21 years in Anchorage and Eagle River, Alaska. After her retirement, she...
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Mayford H. Stinnett

November 23, 1934 - October 28, 2014

Mayford Stinnett age 79 of Tallassee passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was an avid Harley rider. Preceded in death by: Parents, Howard & Sarah Stinnett; Sister, Helen Cline; Brothers, Gene, Marvin, & Ted Stinnett. Survivors include: Sons, Arnold Stinnett and Rick Stinnett & wife Melody; Daughter & Son-in-law, Connie & Don Perkins; Grandchildren, Jennifer...
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Odell Ruth Huffstetler

August 23, 1928 - October 28, 2014

Odell Ruth Cooper Huffstetler our beloved mother passed from this life Tuesday, October 28, 2014 to join her Heavenly Father, husband and loved ones. Born August 23, 1928 in Cades Cove the sixth of ten children to Autie Sparks Cooper and John Ira Cooper. Mom was very proud of her Cades cove heritage. Preceded in death by: Parents, John Ira & Autie Sparks Cooper; Sisters, Twins, Leo Dailey,...
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Bobby Lee Clark

June 23, 1933 - October 27, 2014

Bobby Lee Clark, 81, of Louisville went home to be with Christ on the 27th of October, 2014 after complications with pneumonia and leukemia. Bobby was a member of New Hope Ind. Baptist Church and loved the choir, pastor, and New Hope members. Bobby served in the US Air Force for four years and was employed by Xerox Corp for 33 years. Special thanks to Blount Memorial Hospital, Blount Home...
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John Percival Meyer

November 28, 1933 - October 25, 2014

John Percival Meyer, age 80 of Maryville passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014. A snappy dresser, a man with a fondness for a good nap, a guy always up for a fun evening out, a fellow who looked and acted like Santa Claus with his suspenders, snow white beard, generous loving spirit and eye twinkle, "the Best Man I Ever Knew" according to his son Will, John Percival Meyer died just before the...
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Erma Geraldine Murphy

May 30, 1926 - October 25, 2014

Erma Geraldine Murphy age 88 of Maryville passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Shannondale Healthcare Center. Geraldine was a lifelong member of East Maryville Baptist Church and a retired employee of Levi's. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Frank Murphy; parents, Fred and Ollie Harris; brothers, Ray, Roy and Phillip Harris; sister,...
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Elijah David Hatcher

April 23, 2006 - October 22, 2014

Elijah "Eli" David Hatcher age 8 of Maryville went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 22, 2014. He was in the 2nd Grade at Carpenter's Elementary School and attended RIO South Church. He loved Beyblades, robots, legos, technology, monster trucks, and being outside. He was a green belt in TaeKwonDo at Church's TaeKwonDo America. Survivors include: Parents, Anthony & Robin Hatcher; Great...
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Mary Nell Beeler

February 28, 1932 - October 22, 2014

Mary Nell Beeler, age 82, of Greenback, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Shannondale of Maryville. She was a charter and life-long member of Niles Ferry Baptist Church of Greenback. Preceded in death by: Parents, Thomas C. Sr. & Mary Dixon; Siblings, Joe, John, Elmer, Charles, Thomas C. Jr. & Ruth Dixon; Husband, Silas Estal Beeler, Jr; Daughter, Sandy Massie. Survivors include: ...
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George Williams

August 9, 1947 - October 21, 2014

George Williams, age 67 was born in Alcoa, Tennessee on August 9, 1947, and went to be with the Lord on October 21, 2014. George was a faithful member and deacon at Children of God COGIC in Knoxville, TN. Mr. Williams was most proud of his role as a grandfather and father. He was known for having a great impact in the lives of all with whom he came in contact over his many years of community...
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Audrey Bernice Hill

August 14, 1925 - October 19, 2014

Audrey Sutton Hill, age 89 of Maryville departed this life on Earth to be with Jesus Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Maryville and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded by: Husband, Jake Hill; Parents, Henry and Dorothy Sutton; Sisters, Ann Barcus & Rebecca Tweed. Survivors...
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Floyd Nathan Poteet

February 28, 1927 - October 18, 2014

Floyd Nathan Poteet, age 87, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Asbury Place of Maryville. Floyd was retired from TVA as a heavy equipment operator and was a charter member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church where he loved to sing in the choir. He loved spending time with his family camping. Preceded in death by Parents, Luish and Vernie Cole Poteet; Brothers, Luther,...
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Joseph Roger Brown, Sr.

October 16, 2014

Joseph Roger (Joe) Brown, Sr., 86, passed away in Los Angeles, California on October 16, 2014. Joe grew up in the Louisville, KY suburb of St. Matthews, and lived his adult life in Duffield, VA, Norton, VA, and Maryville, TN. He was preceded in death by his wife of 15 years, Nancy Kaye Brown, his parents George Herbert and Edith Woodall Brown and his four siblings, Herbert Brown, Anne Reardon,...
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Rudolph W. Stephens

January 14, 1930 - October 16, 2014

Rudolph W. Stephens age 84 of Maryville passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Turkey Creek Medical Center. He served Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for many years as a Sunday School teacher and choir member. Rudolph served in the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, and many other decorations. He also...
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Timothy Christian Herold

November 17, 1974 - October 14, 2014

Timothy Christian Herold of Maryville, TN, formerly of Salem, Ohio passed away peacefully, October 14, 2014 after a 2 ½ year courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by: Parents, John Sr. & Corrine Herold and Grandparents. Survivors include: Wife, Michele Herold; his beautiful children, Cody, Sydney, Kyle, and Tyler all of Maryville; Brothers & Sisters-in-law, John Jr. & Lyn Herold...
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James Nelson McBrayer

October 8, 1933 - October 14, 2014

James Nelson McBrayer age 81, longtime Maryville business owner, has gone to be with his Lord. McBrayer was the owner of City Shoe Shop, a shoe repair business in Maryville for more than 60 years. Preceded in death by: Father, Joseph Nelson McBrayer; Mother, Bertie Mae Owens McBrayer; Brother, Ronald Harvey McBrayer; Nieces, Janet Jackson and Dena McBrayer. Immediately survived by: Wife of...
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Delores June Finchum

June 10, 1937 - October 13, 2014

Delores June Finchum age 77 died peacefully in her sleep on October 13th after experiencing steadily declining health since the Spring. June was a devoted mother and wife for 59 years. She was a member of Armona Baptist Church and retired from the University of Tennessee Agricultural Campus after many years of service. She enjoyed a life long love of community service through her church and...
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Iva P. Wilson

August 31, 1914 - October 13, 2014

Iva P. Wilson, age 100, of Maryville, formerly of Gatlinburg, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014. Iva was a longtime member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church and was an original resident of Elkmont prior to its status as a National Park. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by those who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Jeffery Alan Waters

January 6, 1960 - October 12, 2014

Jeffery Alan Waters, age 54, a long-time member of Erin Presbyterian Church, went to be with the Lord on October 12, 2014, after a brief illness. He was a loving husband, father, son, and caretaker to his parents. Jeff had a quiet, sincere spirit, and he was often described as a "big man with a big heart." He enjoyed the outdoors, scuba diving, fly fishing, traveling, cooking, and volunteering...
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Jeffery Alan Waters

January 6, 1960 - October 12, 2014

Jeffery Alan Waters, age 54, a long-time member of Erin Presbyterian Church, went to be with the Lord on October 12, 2014, after a brief illness. He was a loving husband, father, son, and caretaker to his parents. Jeff had a quiet, sincere spirit, and he was often described as a "big man with a big heart." He enjoyed the outdoors, scuba diving, fly fishing, traveling, cooking, and volunteering...
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Michael Shields Everett

September 25, 2014 - October 11, 2014

Michael Shields Everett, age 2 weeks. An angel from Heaven, a perfect baby, loved for a lifetime in the two weeks that he was with us. His funny faces and beautiful smile will always be a part of the family and people he touched. The little man is in our hearts forever. He was preceded in death by his Uncle Michael Anthony Miller; and Great Grandparents, Julio Vargas and Dorothy Miller. He is...
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Sara John Halcomb

December 31, 1947 - October 10, 2014

Sara John Halcomb passed away at Park West Medical Center on October 10, 2014 at the age of 66. Sara is preceded in death by her father Oshana John and mother Rebecca John. Sara is survived by her loving husband, Robert D. "Bob" Halcomb, of 46 years. They were married in Knox, Indiana on March 30, 1968. Sara is lovingly remembered by her son Rob Halcomb, daughter-in-law Stephanie Halcomb,...
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Lynn Russ Cox

April 19, 1933 - October 9, 2014

Lynn Russell Cox, 81, of Knoxville, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014. He was a retired member of the United States Air Force and served at various locations worldwide for 26 years. After retiring from the Air Force, he began his second career with The Heil Company in Athens, TN, retiring in 2001. He was preceded in death by: Father, Fred Cox; Mother, Evelyn Cox; First Wife, Carol Cox;...
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Barbara Louise Crowder

August 7, 1943 - October 8, 2014

Barbara Louise Long Crowder, 71, died Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital with her two children at her side. She was born in Logansport, Indiana. She attended and graduated from Logansport High School, and attended Butler University. She worked for Trans World Airlines in Chicago, then moved to Maryville, Tennessee in 1965. She was a long time member of the St. Andrews...
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Janis R. Boring

April 24, 1956 - October 8, 2014

Janis R. Boring age 58 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 surrounded by her loving family Wayne, Laura, Amanda and Tim. Janis had a long career working with the public, the last 18 years working with Blount Co. Clerk's Office. Preceded in death by: Parents, Wallace & Betty Boring; Siblings, Sharon L. Collins, William B. Boring Sr., and Gayle A. Boring. Survivors include: ...
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Antha Lea Armstrong

December 6, 1918 - October 7, 2014

Antha Lea Armstrong age 95 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Fairpark Healthcare Center. Preceded in death by: Husbands, John Hightower & Robert Armstrong Jr.; Son, Howard Hightower. Survivors include: Daughter & Son-in-law, Janice & Luther Goodson; Three Grandchildren; Ten Great-Grandchildren; One Great-Great-Grandchild; Sister, Johnnie Jones of Madisonville; several other...
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Juanita Tipton Myers

March 24, 1927 - October 6, 2014

Juanita Tipton Myers, age 87, passed away October 6, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cades Cove, Tennessee in 1927 and was a member of the Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church in Townsend. Juanita was preceded in death by: Husband, Theodore Myers; Parents, Royal & Mayme McCaulley Tipton; Sisters, Jean Teffeteller, Thelma Monaco, Evelyn Freeman, and Helen King;...
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Violet Ellen Miles

October 28, 1927 - October 6, 2014

Violet Waters Miles age 86 of Maryville. On this day, October 6, 2014 God called one of his angels home. Violet was born October 28, 1927 in Walland, TN and was a longtime resident of Walland. She was affectionately known as Mammaw Violet to everyone. She was of the Presbyterian faith and lived a simple life based on her beliefs. Her greatest passion was spending time with family and friends...
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Elizabeth Everett

February 10, 1929 - October 6, 2014

Elizabeth (Betty) Everett of Maryville passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at the family home. She retired from South Central Bell after 44 years of service. Betty was a member of Everett Hills Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Husband, Earl Everett; Mother, Willie Hitson Berrong; Father William (Bill) Berrong; Uncle King & Aunt Susie Hitson Berrong; Brothers, Leon, King Jr., and Bobby...
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Alvin M. Cooper

February 4, 1923 - October 5, 2014

Alvin M. Cooper, age 91 passed away October 5, 2014. Alvin accepted Christ at 89, giving his family comfort and reason to rejoice as he will spend eternity in Heaven. He was retired from Alcoa after over 40 years and was a member of Local 309 and the 25-Year Club at Alcoa. He was preceded in death by: Wife, Georgia R. Cooper; Grandson, David Scott Cole; Parents, Kara & Lue Cooper; Brothers,...
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Norma Amburn Jones

March 1, 1922 - October 5, 2014

Norma Amburn Jones age 92 passed away October 5, 2014. She was a member of Birchfield Baptist Church and also attended Pine Grove Presbyterian Church. She retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company and was a longtime member of the 25 year club. She also was a Volunteer (Pink Lady) for many years at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by: Parents, Minnie Clark, Robert Amburn; Husband, Charles...
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Almeda Garner

September 27, 1929 - October 4, 2014

Almeda Garner, age 85, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Liberty Assisted Living Facility. She was a member of Old Chilhowee Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Jay A. Garner; brother, Carl Tipton; sister, Margaret Rogers; and parents, John and Tresia Tipton. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Rupert and Nina Morgan; grandchildren, Michael Morgan ...
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Lela Mae Bozeman

September 3, 1924 - October 3, 2014

Lela Mae Smith Bozeman, age 90, of Louisville, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at Asbury Place of Maryville. Lela spent most of her life in Chicago, Ill before moving to Louisville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith; son-in-law, Dennis Satterfield; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard Jr. and Betty Smith, Donnie and Mary Smith, and Robert Frank Smith; sisters...
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Cary Dean Burns

February 24, 1966 - October 2, 2014

Cary Dean Burns, passed away suddenly Thursday, October 2, 2014. Cary was Christened at St. John United Methodist Church as a baby and attended there as a child. He had accepted Christ as his personal Savior as an adult and we know God is wrapping him in His everlasting arms. Cary battled addiction for 30 years and his beating heart has been silenced by this struggle. He had a loving heart and...
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Ronnie Glenn Quinton

March 21, 1943 - October 1, 2014

Ronnie Glenn Quinton age 71, of Maryville, passed away suddenly Wednesday night, October 1, 2014 into the presence of his Lord and Savior: Jesus Christ. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. Ronnie was an avid outdoorsman who loved his wife until his last breath. More importantly, he truly served his Lord with everything in...
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Leonard Fuller

November 16, 1946 - September 30, 2014

Leonard Fuller age 67 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by: Father, Rufus Fuller; Mother, Icie Largent; Son, Baby Leonard Fuller; Daughter, Ella Sue Fuller; Brother, John Brad Fuller; Sister, Elizabeth Lotzs; Brothers, John Harold and Charles Fuller; Sisters, Della Wilson and Mildred Shipley. Survivors include: Wife, Joyce...
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Madge Greene Cable

June 26, 1926 - September 29, 2014

Madge Greene Cable, age 88, of Maryville, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at home. She is preceded in death by: Husband, Herbert Cable; Son, Robert "Bob" Cable; Parents, Isaac & Hassell Greene; Brother, Jack Greene; Sisters, AnnaLou O'Neal, Evelyn Maltman, Norma Greene, Ruth Hundley, Jean Sparks, and Margret Sullivan. She is survived by: Loving Son & Daughter-in-law, Jim & Barbara Cable...
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Martha Ann Baskin

December 22, 1930 - September 28, 2014

Martha Ann Wilson Baskin of Maryville passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at her home in Maryville, TN. She was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church and Eastern Star in Louisville. Preceded in death by: Parents, John Harvey Wilson & Ona Jane Woody Wilson; Siblings, Pearl Wilson Anderson, Ruby Wilson McElhaney, John William Wilson and Lloyd Keith Wilson. Survivors include: Three...
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Deedie Marie Brantley

May 31, 1936 - September 28, 2014

Deedie Marie Ward Brantley age 78 of Maryville went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Asbury Place. She was an active member of East Maryville Baptist Church. Deedie ran a daycare program and the children knew her as "Nona." Preceded in death by: Parents, Sam & Annie Ward Sr.; Brothers, Sam Jr., Harold, and Andy Ward. Survivors include: Daughters & Sons-in-law, Tina & Greg...
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John Paul Kelley

October 21, 1948 - September 26, 2014

John Paul Kelley age 65 of Maryville passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by: Parents, H.L. & Lucille Kelley; Adopted Son, Kelvin Kelley; Brother, Rayford Kelley; Twin Sister, Paulette Kelley Arwood and Sister, Virginia Kelley Jackson. Survivors include: Sons, John Paul Mashburn & wife Blaine, Donald Leeroy Mashburn & wife Cheri, Shane...
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Glen Edward Yearout

September 9, 1941 - September 25, 2014

Glen Yearout age 73 of Maryville passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired Mechanic and Auto Body repairman, who faithfully served his community and was always willing to help those in need. He enjoyed the time he spent in his Garage with his many friends. He was an avid Nascar fan, wonderful husband, father, grandfather and...
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Asbury Clinton Sandlin, Jr.

April 22, 1943 - September 25, 2014

Asbury "Ace" Clinton Sandlin Jr. age 71 of Louisville passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at home. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Ace was a faithful servant and member of Hillview Baptist Church where he was very active with the children. He was the founder of The Father's Touch and a realtor for 50 years. Preceded in death by: Parents, Asbury & Minta Sandlin ; two sisters Barbara...
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Kenneth Lloyd Hammontree

April 20, 1924 - September 25, 2014

Kenneth Lloyd Hammontree age 90 went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the family home. He was a Navy Veteran and retired supervisor for 51 years at the Co-op Fertilizer Plant in Rockford, TN. He served as a Deacon at Oak Street Baptist Church and also served as a Gideon for many years. He was preceded in death by: Mother & Father, Robert & Maude Hammontree; 1st Wife,...
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Clyde McMahan

May 23, 1919 - September 24, 2014

Clyde McMahan received his call to come home September 24, 2014, where he will join his Lord and his beloved wife Lillian. He will be greeted and welcomed by his parents Giles and Ollie McMahan, his brothers Clay, Claude, and Glen as well as his sweet sister Ruby, plus a host of life-long friends. The celebration will be glorious. "Mr. Mac," who was born in Sevier County, but chose Blount...
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Lona Mae Roberts

September 10, 1923 - September 22, 2014

Lona Mae Everett Ford Roberts age 91 of Alcoa passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at the family home. She was a member of East Maryville Baptist Church and loved working with her flowers in her yard. Preceded in death by: 1st Husband, Spence M. Ford; 2nd Husband, James W. Roberts; Parents, James & Susie Everett; Brother, George Everett. Survivors include: Daughter, Billie Sue Ford;...
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Regina Stein

March 20, 1933 - September 22, 2014

Regina Stein age 81 of Maryville passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at the family home. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Regina loved volunteering with Hospice and Meals on Wheels. Preceded in death by: Parents, Dennis & Agnes Ryan; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Survivors include: Husband of 61 years, John Stein; Mother of Four Children, Denise (David) Sweede, Chris ...
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Robert "Robbie" Brown II

March 11, 1964 - September 19, 2014

Robert "Robbie" "Rob" Eugene Brown, 50 of Maryville, TN, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Rob was loved dearly by everyone he touched throughout his life. As most know he was one of the most laid back, even tempered people you could meet. Robbie loved to race his Red '67 Camaro at the 411 drag way. He also enjoyed riding his Harley on the parkway. He was...
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Ada Florence Swann McMillian

August 17, 1921 - September 18, 2014

Ada Florence Swann McMillian, age 93, of Maryville, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Cawood Swann and Sarah Lawson Swann; brother, Sam H. Swann and wife Sudie M. Swann; husband, John Millard McMillian. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Albright Stamps and husband, Richard; her grandson, John McMillian Albright;...
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Mary Ann McDaniel

December 8, 1931 - September 17, 2014

Mary Ann McDaniel age 83 of Townsend passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Care of Maryville. She was a member of Kinzel Springs Baptist Church and was a Christian woman who was very proud of her faith. She was a precious angel to her son. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. McDaniel. Survivors include her son, Edward S. McDaniel; sister and brother-in-law,...
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Charla Jean Lambdin

July 3, 1929 - September 17, 2014

Charla Jean (Herrin) Lambdin age 85 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014. She was a long-time member of Alcoa First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Charles Edward & Stella Mae (Cox) Herrin; Son, Laren Timothy Lambdin; Sisters, Coralee Herrin & Juanita (Herrin) Leger; Brother-in-law, Herman Leger. She is survived by: Husband of 63 years, Foraker (Buck)...
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Helen Gertrude Grow

June 29, 1929 - September 16, 2014

Helen Gertrude Moore Grow, age 85 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at home. Preceded in death by: Husband, Floyd O. Grow; Mother, Nora Best Moore Woodall; Dad, George Moore; Sisters, Bernice Widner, Arbadella Whistant, Loretta Myers; Brother, Roy Lee Moore; Brother-in-law, Harold Grow & wife Elsie. Helen was a lifelong resident of Blount County. Survivors include: ...
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Elaine "Laney" Lankford

July 16, 1955 - September 16, 2014

Elaine "Laney" Lankford age 59 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital to go home to be with her heavenly family. She served in the Tennessee Air National Guard. Elaine was a lifelong animal lover and enjoyed fishing, swimming and basically anything outdoors. She loved being with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by those who knew her. ...
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