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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

Artie Mae Davis

December 18, 1938 - January 24, 2015

Artie Mae Davis, age 76, of Townsend, died on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the family home. She was preceded in death by her son, Allen Hurst Davis, Jr. Survivors include her loving companion, Gary Teague; son and daughter-in-law, Ernie and Lora Myers; son, Davis Patrick; daughters and sons-in-law, Birdell Davis Patrick , and Cindy and Larry Winters; many loved grandchildren and great...
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Elizabeth Bourne

August 11, 1916 - January 23, 2015

Elizabeth Bourne, age 98, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away after an illness on the night of January 23. She was a teacher of both elementary and Sunday school, a dedicated Christian and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Bennet, grandchildren Kenneth Iiams, Becky Quinn, Julie Lemons, Cooper and James Hodges. Great Grandchildren,...
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Donald K. Price

February 2, 1930 - January 23, 2015

Donald K. Price, age 84, of Maryville, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at the family home. Funeral services will be at 2:00p.m. Thursday January 29, 2015 in Danville, West Virginia handled by Handley Funeral Home. Friends may call at their convenience from 9:00am until 7:00 pm and the family will receive friends from 5:00pm until 7:00pm Monday, January 26, 2015 at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service,...
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Estelle E. Broome

June 13, 1917 - January 22, 2015

Estelle E. Broome, born June 13, 1917 in the Hazel Creek Community of NC, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Shannondale of Maryville. When this area was covered by Fontana, her family moved to Bryson City. She spent the rest of her life in Blount County--most of it in the Forest Hill community where she was a devoted member at Forest Hill Baptist Church. Estelle was a loving, caring,...
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Anna Lorraine Satterfield

March 21, 1929 - January 19, 2015

Anna Lorraine Chambers Satterfield age 85 of Maryville passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at her home. Lorraine was a very proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a Christian and longtime member of Four Mile Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Calvin Satterfield; Parents, Cas & Kathryn Chambers; Siblings: Mildred, Elsie, Mavis, Daris, Wilma and Wendall;...
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Lorraine Patricia Capps

August 26, 1947 - January 16, 2015

Lorraine Patricia Capps, age 67, of Seymour, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, January 16, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Coming originally from Kingsport, TN, residing in the Seymour and Knoxville area for many years. She worked for Brown Chiropractic with 17 years of service and was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, sister, and friend who will be deeply missed by those who...
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Lynn Frederick Underwood

October 31, 1948 - January 16, 2015

Lynn Frederick Underwood age 66 of Maryville passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Lynn grew up in Otego, NY near Cooperstown where the Baseball Hall of Fame is. He has lived in Maryville since 1978. He was retired from 84 Lumber Company and was a former Lowe's employee. Lynn was an avid collector of owls. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, son, and...
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Willodean Dishman

April 5, 1942 - January 14, 2015

Willodean "Dean" Dishman passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at the age of 72. Dean was born in Maryville, Tenn. to Carl and Bessie (Hatley) Dishman. Dean is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Bessie Dishman, Maryville; and is survived by brother, Taskel Dishman and wife, Bobby, Maryville; brother, Homer Loy and wife, Arlene, Chattanooga; brother, Jimmy Dishman and wife, Dorothy,...
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Johnnie Ellen Plumlee

May 22, 1926 - January 14, 2015

Johnnie Ellen Cutshaw Plumlee, 88, passed from this life into the presence of her Lord on January 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwain Plumlee, and daughter, Lisa Lee. She is survived by her son Gary Plumlee (wife, Carol) of Lilburn, Georgia, and daughter Sheila Sutton of Maryville, sisters Louise Jones and Ernestine Teffeteller, seven grandchildren, and ten great...
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Genell Hooper Riegle

August 12, 1922 - January 13, 2015

Genell Hooper Riegle, age 92, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Asbury Place of Maryville. She had a lifelong love for her church and church families as a founding member of Unity Baptist Church, attending Monte Vista Baptist Church, and most recently at First Baptist Church of Alcoa. She was retired from Maryville College with Saga Foods and was a volunteer at Blount...
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Charles Eugene Greene

April 16, 1933 - January 13, 2015

Charlie Greene age 81 of New Market passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a wonderful father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who will be deeply missed. He was a member and deacon of Worldwide Church of God and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in Korea and Greenland. Preceded in death by: Wife of 59 years, Cora...
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Johnnie Richard Spurling

May 17, 1930 - January 12, 2015

Johnnie R. Spurling, age 84, of Greenback, went home to heaven on January 12, 2015 at his daughter's home. He was born May 17, 1930 to William and Alice Spurling in Sevierville, TN. John held numerous jobs in his lifetime, but retired from the Jeep Corporation in Toledo, Ohio, in 1992 after 30 years of service. John is a member of First Baptist church of Friendsville and enjoyed playing golf. ...
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Virginia E. Williams

April 10, 1931 - January 11, 2015

Virginia E. Garmon Williams, 83 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015. Virginia was a homemaker and beloved wife of the late Delbart M. Williams for 62 years. Also preceded in death by: Parents, Edwin & Delcia (Scott) Garmon; Father & Mother-in-law, Willard & Reva (McKinley) Williams; Three Sons and a Daughter. Survivors who loved her so very much are: Daughter, Donna (Williams)...
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Kenneth Wayne Yates

December 2, 1944 - January 10, 2015

Kenneth Wayne Yates age 70 of Maryville passed away Saturday January 10, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Thelma Crisp Yates, brother Charles Yates, uncles Willard, Lloyd and Estal Crisp, aunt Florance Boring, aunts and uncles Bob and Velma Yates, Uyless and Delica Yates, Otis and Sally Yates, Georgia and Homer Jones, Estie Jackson, Anna Fishburn. Survivors include sister ...
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Fred Hummel, Jr.

March 15, 1936 - January 8, 2015

Fred Hummel Jr., age 78, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the family home. Fred grew up in Chilhowee and graduated from Lanier High School in 1954. He was a member of the Mountain View Masonic Lodge #519 and was retired from Kroger's after 50 years of service. Fred truly enjoyed the Chilhowee Lake and spending time outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred...
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Julie Jeanine Spurlock

October 4, 1969 - January 8, 2015

Julie Brookshire Spurlock 45 passed away suddenly on January 8th 2015 as a result of an automobile accident. Julie was a nurse at Blount Memorial TCC. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gail W. Sinclair, father Ted Brookshire, Brother Shannon Brookshire, Uncle Steve Wilson, grandparents Frank and Edwina Wilson, Bill and Iva Brookshire. Survivors include sons; Trevor and Grayson Spurlock,...
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Loyd David Buchanan

June 18, 1924 - January 8, 2015

Loyd D. Buchanan passed away at the age of 90 on January 8, 2015. Loyd was a World War II Veteran who fought through the Normandy Invasion of Europe, Belgium, and Germany receiving five bronze stars for his service to his county. Preceded in death by: Grandson, Mark LeQuire; Daughter, Ruth Maxwell; Wife of 64 years, Iva Buchanan. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Gary & Corinna...
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Marie Cupp

November 6, 1929 - January 7, 2015

Marie Cupp age 85 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by: Mother, Etta Vineyard; Brothers, Ray Newcomb and Clarence Newcomb; Sister-in-law, Linda Newcomb. Survivors include: Children, Diana Parton, Calvin Cupp & wife Charlotte, Vickie McCarter & husband Larry, Henrietta (Baby) Williamson & husband Johnny; Pam Budd & husband Mike,...
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Ruth Loraine McManus

September 27, 1948 - January 7, 2015

Ruth Loraine (Muir) McManus went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 7, 2015, surrounded by loved ones in her home. Ruth was born in Indianapolis, IN, on September 27, 1948. She graduated from Speedway High School and continued to receive her Master's degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She completed her E.D.S. from Lincoln Memorial...
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Stanley Lee Ellis

December 12, 1940 - January 6, 2015

Stanley Lee Ellis age 74 of Alcoa passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church, a veteran of United States Marine Corp, served in the Vietnam War and a member of the local VFW. He was retired from the US Postal Service. Survivors include his wife of 46 years Carolyn Ellis; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and John...
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Reba Lee Finger

May 13, 1932 - January 5, 2015

Reba Lee Guider Finger of Friendsville, died at her home early morning Monday January 5th, 2015 with her family surrounding her with their love as they celebrated her release from bladder cancer. For her, her victory was in the completion of her course, the keeping of her faith, and the transition from being in the presence of her family to being with Her Lord and Savior. "To be absent from the...
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Jeffrey Stephen Diggs

November 3, 1980 - January 4, 2015

Jeffrey Stephen Diggs was born on November 3, 1980 in Maryville, TN to Joe S. Diggs of Maryville, TN and Bobbie L. Diggs of Maryville, TN. Jeff walked into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, on January 4, 2015 at the age of 34. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie L. Warren Diggs; paternal grandfather, Homer C. Diggs; and maternal grandmother, Marie Lee. Jeff is survived by his...
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Brenda Kay Yates

July 15, 1952 - January 4, 2015

Brenda Kay Yates age 62 of Maryville passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her home. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nene. She enjoyed working with her flowers and spending time with her granddaughter. Preceded in death by: Dad, Gilbert "Gib" Jenkins. Survivors include: Husband of 44 years. Harold Yates; Son & Daughter-in-law, Rodney & Hayley Yates; Daughter & Son-in-law, Hollie & Chris...
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Bobby Joe Miller

November 17, 1950 - January 3, 2015

Bobby Joe Miller age 64 passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the family home surrounded by family. Bob never met a stranger, was a friend to all and always had a smile on his face. He spent many years working and following the Miller Racing Team with his brother and nephews. After retiring from Schlegel/BTR, he enjoyed spending summers at Sundown Resort in Townsend, TN where he and Benny...
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Robert Errol "Bob" Thomas

September 2, 1946 - January 3, 2015

Robert E. "Bob" Thomas, age 68, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, January 03, 2015 at the family home. Bob was the minister of music for Piney Level Baptist Church for the past 28 years and previously at Piney Grove Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church in Alcoa. He retired from the Knoxville CAC after 30 years of service and was also a former teacher and principal of 9 years in Sevier...
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Keith Dockery

February 4, 1951 - January 2, 2015

Keith Dockery passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the age of 63. Keith was born in Maryville, TN to Kenneth and Juanita Dockery on February 4, 1951. He graduated from Porter High School in 1969 and retired from ALCOA in 1998 after most recently working at Calderwood. Keith is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Keith Dockery, Sr. Keith is survived by his loving wife, Patty; mother,...
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Isabel Aila Troutt

July 1, 2014 - January 2, 2015

Isabel Aila Troutt, 6 months, of Maryville passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at Children's Hospital. She was a sweet baby angel with the heart of a fighter. preceded in death by her grandmother, Rhonda Losey; great grandparents, Wanda Troutt, Mary Chapman, W.C. Chapman and Debinka Parker. Survivors include her parents, Keigan and Margo Troutt; brother, Michael Lee Massingill, Jr.;...
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George Cole Loy

April 6, 1942 - January 2, 2015

George Loy, 72, went to see Jesus at 3:00 AM, Friday, January 02, 2015. George worked in the food business all his life, Shoneys, (IJ Food Service), Burger King, Bel-Air Grill, Eddie's Heart and Soul Café, and Gatti's Pizza. Most recently, he worked at First Baptist Church Maryville, FLC greeting people, which he loved. He was known for his smile. He was a member of First Baptist Church...
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Thomas B . Axley, Sr.

January 21, 1937 - January 1, 2015

Thomas B. Axley Sr. age 77 of Maryville passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was born January 21, 1937, was a member of First United Methodist Church of Maryville, graduated from Maryville High School, and attended Maryville College. Thomas retired from Alcoa Aluminum Co. Preceded in death by: Parents, Vastine & Helen Axley. Survivors include: Wife, Karen...
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Annelie Kirsten Sanford

March 1, 1981 - December 31, 2014

Annelie Kirsten Sanford age 33 of Louisville, TN passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. She was a very kind, sweet, and loving wife, daughter, and sister who will be dearly missed. She was a gentle soul, who was the best wife in the world. Survivors include her husband, Mike Sanford; mother, Anthea Hendrix; father, Dennis McKaig; siblings, Jennifer McKaig, Joel McKaig, Evan McKaig, and Lorryn...
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Raymond Lawery Handley

July 2, 1922 - December 31, 2014

Raymond Lawery Handley age 92 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was born in Townsend, raised in Alcoa, Coast Guard Veteran, employed by Alcoa Inc. for 43 years, and a member of their 25-year club, avid fisherman, loved camping and watching sports, and going to Smokey Mountains and Townsend. Preceded in death by: Parents, W. L. & Mabel Handley...
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Ronald L. Gregory

September 15, 1951 - December 31, 2014

Ronald Lester "Moe" Gregory, 63, returned to his heavenly home on December 31, 2014 after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family, and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Ron was born on September 15, 1951 in Blount Co., TN to Lester C. & Barbara Jean Gregory. Moe is best described as an artist who often sketched and...
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Boris Triko

July 6, 1936 - December 31, 2014

Boris Triko, age 78, of Maryville, passed away on Wednesday, December 31st. He was a retired engineer of more than 30 years with ALCOA. He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, as well as an avid hiker who completed all 900 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Nevena Triko; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Laurie...
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Mari-Mae Rice

June 22, 1923 - December 31, 2014

Mari-Mae Ashbach Rice 91earned her angel wings and went home to be with her Lord on December 31, 2014 surrounded by her family. Born in Allentown, PA June 22, 1923. Preceded in death by: Husband, John W. Rice; Grandson, Jon Darren Reed. Leaving to cherish her loving memories are: Daughters, Barbara (Ridge) Reed, Susan & husband Frederick Robinson; Grandson, Mark Alan & wife Elizabeth; Great...
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Charles Fredrick Granger

May 25, 1939 - December 28, 2014

Charles F. Granger age 75 of Maryville passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 in Myrtle Beach, SC. He was a member of the Methodist Faith, Harrison Masonic Lodge #114, Chattanooga Scottish Rite, and Alhambra Shriners. He was in the Marines and worked his whole life as a boilermaker and was a proud active member of their union. Preceded in death by: Wife, Janis Lee Granger; Parents, Leo &...
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Peggy "Patti" Welsh

April 24, 1953 - December 28, 2014

Peggy "Patti" Welsh of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Knoxville, TN, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro, NC. Preceded in death by: Parents, Brownlow & Mary Rachel Covington; Brothers, James Brownlow "Jimmy" Covington and Robert Leon "Bobby" Covington. Survivors include: Husband of 18 years, Bill Welsh; Son, Jeff Brandon Humphrey; Grandchildren, Noah...
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Nell Dodd Connatser

June 24, 1936 - December 28, 2014

Nell Dodd Connatser age 78 of Greenback, born June 24, 1936, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM. She was a member of Carson Island Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Father, George Dodd; Mother, Francis (Cissy) Dodd; Brothers, George Jr., Benny, and Robert Dodd; Sister, Carolyn Dodd Thomas. Survivors include: Husband, Paul Connatser, US Navy...
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Edwin Frederick Kuhne

September 24, 1934 - December 26, 2014

Edwin F. Kuhne, age 80 of Louisville, formerly of Long Island NY, passed away Friday December 26, 2014 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Survivors include wife, Roberta J. Kuhne; brother, Donald H. Kuhne; daughter, Kristine L. Trotter; and granddaughter, Melody G. Trotter. Edwin served in the Navy for 3 years and went on to be a master plumber for over 30 years. Ed enjoyed fishing and the...
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Mary Anna Hood

September 8, 1920 - December 26, 2014

Mary Anna Hood, 94, of Maryville passed away Friday evening, Dec. 26, 2014, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a school teacher in the Blount County School system for forty years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Max A. Hood and daughter, Mary E. Thomas. She is survived by her son, Max Ray Hood of Augusta, Georgia and daughter Martha Ann Justice of Knoxville, sisters...
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Donald Glenn Cowden

September 30, 1950 - December 24, 2014

Donald Glenn Cowden age 64 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at home. He was a member of Piney Level Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Parents, Henry & Virginia Cowden; Brother, Fred Cowden; Son, Donald Glenn II. Survivors include: Wife of 32 years, Sylvia Annette Cowden; Sons & Daughters-in-law, Travis & Amy Cowden and Billy & Jenny Cowden all of Maryville;...
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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,
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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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