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We are committed to caring for people and for making sure that meaningful stories of people’s lives are told.

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

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

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

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


Our Obituaries

Ralph Edward Sullivan

August 13, 1923 - June 29, 2015

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

April 18, 1929 - June 28, 2015

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

April 13, 1921 - June 28, 2015

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

June 1, 1971 - June 27, 2015

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

February 12, 1927 - June 27, 2015

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

May 2, 1933 - June 24, 2015

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

July 11, 1934 - June 20, 2015

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

August 13, 1953 - June 19, 2015

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

February 12, 1942 - June 18, 2015

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

January 31, 1922 - June 16, 2015

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

August 26, 1962 - June 15, 2015

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

February 8, 1943 - June 14, 2015

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

January 1, 1919 - June 14, 2015

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

October 30, 1954 - June 12, 2015

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

May 15, 1926 - June 12, 2015

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

January 11, 1943 - June 10, 2015

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

April 28, 1984 - June 6, 2015

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

July 13, 1973 - June 6, 2015

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

May 27, 1938 - June 6, 2015

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

August 21, 1941 - June 5, 2015

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

February 20, 1952 - June 4, 2015

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

June 6, 1956 - June 2, 2015

Jeff Breazeale passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Rock 'n Roll Heaven gained another star – Jeff Breazeale a great man, father, husband, musician, and owner of Two Doors Down, and above all, a great friend to many. Jeff touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Jeff loved riding motorcycles, traveling, entertaining with his "Jeff Stories", and most of all, playing the guitar. Jeff loved...
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April Dawn Stillwell

June 20, 1997 - June 1, 2015

April Dawn Stillwell age 17 of Walland, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015. She loved life, cosmetology, and being outdoors. She loved animals especially her dogs, Nitro and Bugs and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Preceded in death by: Grandparents, James & Margie Stillwell and Edith Cooper Blair; Aunt, Bonnie Strickland. Survivors include: Parents, Mark & Carolyn Stillwell;...
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Mary Evelyn Greene

March 15, 1939 - June 1, 2015

Mary Evelyn Greene, age 76, passed away June 1, 2015. She is reunited with her beloved parents, Eugene Waters, Sr. and Hazel Waters who preceded her in death. She is survived by her only daughter, Stacie Greene and beloved grand-dog, Cooper. The oldest of five children, she is also survived by brothers, Eugene (Gene) Waters, Jr. (Teresa), Dwight Waters (Connie); sisters, Margaret Fischer, and...
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Charles Andrew Walker

January 20, 1933 - May 31, 2015

Charles Andrew Walker, age 82 of Maryville, passed away at home on May 31, 2015 at 9:45 am peacefully surrounded by all of his loved ones, after a brief illness. He retired from Kerns Bakery after 56 years of service as a vice president of purchasing. Charles also served in the US Army. Preceded in death by: wife, Bobbie June Walker; parents, Barney & Fannie Mae Ott Walker; brothers, Wiley,...
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Don Merritt Compton

January 30, 1937 - May 31, 2015

Don M. Compton age 78 of Townsend passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. He retired at the age of 49 from Caterpillar Tractor in Indianapolis, IN, with 30 years of service. After his retirement Don moved home to Townsend where he enjoyed sitting on the front porch, walking and riding his bike. Don loved the mountains, people, and laughing. He was known as a storyteller and a giver of nick names. ...
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Wiley Houston Whitehead

August 26, 1953 - May 31, 2015

Wiley Houston Whitehead, son of Doyle W. & Mable Compton Whitehead born August 26, 1953, departed this life May 31, 2015. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and a member of Keeble Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Grandparents, William Houston & Blanche Whitehead, Wiley D. & Rosa Mable Compton; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Survivors include: Brother, Doyle Lee ...
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Clara "Joyce" Latham

December 8, 1932 - May 30, 2015

Clara "Joyce" Latham, age 82, of Friendsville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Joyce was saved at the age of 10 at Four Mile Baptist Church in Maryville. She loved working with her flowers and bird watching. Joyce was a loving and devoted Wife and Mother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Preceded in...
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Mae Bell Ivens

January 9, 1923 - May 29, 2015

Mae Bell Ivens, age 92 of Maryville went to be with The Lord on Friday, May 29, 2015. Mae Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Edward Ivens; Mother and Father, Bert and Lizzie Graves; and Brother, J.B. Graves. She is survived by her Son and Daughter-in-law, Ralph E. and Carol Ivens; Grandsons and spouses, Jeffrey and Robin Ivens and Kenny and Missy Ivens; Great Grandchildren, Cole...
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Wanda T. Morton

September 5, 1926 - May 28, 2015

Wanda Morton age 88 of Louisville passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Alcoa First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Husband of 53 years, John E. Morton. Survivors include: Children, Sharon Bray (Don), Gary Morton (Barbara), Tony Morton (Sharon), Susan Moore (Charles) and Mike Brown; Four Grandchildren; Two Great-Grandchildren. Funeral...
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John W. Milligan, Jr.

April 6, 1927 - May 28, 2015

John Wesley Milligan of Maryville passed away peacefully after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease at Asbury Place on May 28, 2015. He was born April 6, 1927 in Vonore. He graduated from Vonore High School. John retired at age 78 as manager of Family Dollar Store and was in retail all his life. John was a fun-loving, hard-working, people person with a love of gardening and interest in...
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Carol Ann McGuire

July 17, 1933 - May 27, 2015

Carol Ann McGuire age 81 of Maryville, TN passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at home. Survivors include: Husband, Bill McGuire; Sons & Daughters-in-law, Kent McGuire & Linda, Steve McGuire & Debbie, Brian McGuire & Leslie, Glen McGuire; Scott McGuire, Rob McGuire & Katherine; 11 Grandchildren; Sisters, Barbara Ottosen and Shirley Shirk. Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Sunday, May 31,...
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Albert Warren Dockter, Jr.

July 12, 1921 - May 26, 2015

Albert W. Dockter Jr. age 93 of Alcoa passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the family home. He was a Veteran of the United States Army Air Corp 1943-1945. Albert was a member of the Maryville College Class of 1944, a former Townsend High School Teacher, an active member of the Garst Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church Maryville for over 70 years, a member of the Optimist Club,...
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Carolyn Faye Williams

October 30, 1939 - May 25, 2015

Carolyn Faye Caughron Williams, age 75, passed away at Blount Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 25, 2015. She was born October 30, 1939 to Homer and Nettie Caughron. Carolyn was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. She graduated from Everett High School and Knoxville Business College. She worked at First Federal Saving and Loan and was a Realtor for 25 years at Williams Realty. Carolyn had...
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Claire Paquin

January 20, 1921 - May 24, 2015

Claire Paquin of Maryville passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Shannondale of Maryville. Survivors include: Daughter, Denise L. Paquin; Son, Roger Paquin. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Hwy. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www...
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Dorothy Lucille MCclanahan

March 29, 1924 - May 23, 2015

Dorothy Lucille Lowe McClanahan age 91 departed this life on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Sport" McClanahan; father, Jim Lowe; mother, Dora Lowe Davis. Survivors include her children, Richard and Rita McClanahan of Maryville, David Wayne and Jane McClanahan of Maryville, Don and Mary Ellen...
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Lillian Bernice Wormsley

July 26, 1918 - May 23, 2015

Lillian Bernice Wormsley age 96 of Maryville passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Bernice was born on July 26, 1918, Jenkins, KY to the late Sam and Lillie Tucker. She received her Masters Degree from Union College in Barbourville, KY and another degree from The University of Tennessee. Bernice moved to Maryville in 1955 where she taught for over 50 years at Everett...
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Howard Ray Hunter

April 9, 1928 - May 22, 2015

Howard R. Hunter age 87 of Maryville, TN passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Shannondale of Maryville. Howard was born in Monroe, LA and formally was a resident of Houston, TX. He served in the Korean War and was a graduate of Rhodes College. He was Operations Manager at Tennessee Gas Pipeline. Preceded in death by: Stepson, Dr. David DeWitt. Survivors include: Wife, Carolyn Hunley Hunter;...
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Tommy Flynn

March 13, 1949 - May 21, 2015

Tommy Flynn age 66 of Maryville passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his home. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in Vietnam. Preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Gass; father, Jameson Flynn. Survivors include his daughter, Debra Sheldon; grandchildren, Aleesia, Lillian, Joseph, Sophia, and Ryan; mother and step-father, Louise and Chuck Lewis; brothers and...
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Rocky Lynn Tipton

October 14, 1954 - May 21, 2015

Rocky Tipton age 60 of Maryville passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was the owner of High Rose Mobile Home Park. Preceded in death by: Parents, Gardner & Barbara Tipton. Survivors include: Wife of 40 years, Vonitta Tipton; Son & Daughter-in-law, Shane & Jessica Tipton; Daughter Julie Bailey; Grandchildren, James Bailey, Jason Tipton, Ashley Tipton, and Noah...
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Grady N. Wade

May 16, 1923 - May 20, 2015

Grady N. Wade age 92 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Grady served in the United States Army during World War II. He was in the Battle of the Bulge in The Artillery Division. He retired from Alcoa after 42 years of service. Preceded in death by: Parents, Adolphus & Exie Mae Wade; Brothers, Raymond, Randall, Dovel, and Walter; Sister, Mavis. ...
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Carl Lee Dunn

January 21, 1926 - May 16, 2015

Carl Lee Dunn of Rockford, born January 21, 1926 in Townsend, TN went to be with The Lord Saturday, May 16, 2015. He was of the Baptist Faith. A Veteran of WWII having served his country in the U.S., the Philippines, and his last year as a guard at ORNL, Oak Ridge. Mr. Dunn was retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company. He was preceded in death by parents, Carlie Mathis and Julia Webb Dunn of Townsend;...
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Linda Jane Sledge

March 20, 1947 - May 14, 2015

Linda Jane Hines Sledge age 68 of Friendsville, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She retired from Denso after many years of service. Linda was a perfect wife and mother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by: Parents, William & Mary Hines; Brothers, Michael Stephen Hines and Anthony Rufus Hines. Survivors include: Her...
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David Ray Oliver

February 25, 1947 - May 13, 2015

David Ray Oliver age 68 of Louisville passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a direct descendant of John Oliver of Cades Cove. David was an avid fisherman, hunter, sportsman who loved camping. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Survivors include: Daughters & Sons-in-law, Deborah (Oliver) & Scott Everett, Laura (Oliver) & David...
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Mildred Ann Smith

November 13, 1924 - May 12, 2015

Mildred Ann Smith age 90, resident of Louisville, TN was received home in the loving arms of her Savior on Tuesday May 12, 2015. She was a graduate of Everett High School class of 1942 and retired from Levis Strauss in Alcoa after 23 ½ years. She was the longest term member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Louisville. She was a 50+ year member of the Mary Blount Chapter #133 Order of...
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Stephen Burkhardt

October 3, 1946 - May 12, 2015

Stephen Burkhardt, age 68 of Maryville, formerly of Romeoville, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the family home. He was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Stephen had a great sarcastic sense of humor. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Burkhardt; stepfather, Bernard O'Neill, brother, Richard Burkhardt. Survivors include...
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David George Krueger

November 13, 1939 - May 11, 2015

David G. Krueger, age 75, a longtime resident of Maryville coming from Oxford, Michigan passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. David was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was formerly employed with Corbide Industries and Kroger Co. for many years. He is preceded in death by his wife, Judy Krueger. Survived by his Son, Bryan Krueger; and sisters, Gloria Freeman and Linda...
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William Emert Tipton

April 21, 1924 - May 10, 2015

William Emert "Hillbilly" Tipton of Rockford left this earthly home on Sunday, May 10, 2015 with the hope of a great family reunion in the house of the Lord with those who have gone on before, namely, Wife, Grace McDaniel Tipton; Father & Mother, Clyde & Florence Tipton, Brothers & Sisters, Clyde Tipton, Paul Tipton, Anna Jean Webb. He married Grace McDaniel in 1951 and was a member of Mt. Olive...
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Betty S. Hord

May 20, 1932 - May 8, 2015

Betty S. Hord, age 82, Alcoa, TN, passed away peacefully Friday, May 8, 2015 at Tennova Hospice Center, Knoxville, following a seven-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, L. Keith Hord; her parents, O.F. and Imogene Shelley; brother, Martin Shelley; son-in-law, Wayne F. Logan; sister-in-law, Marilyn Hicks and mother-in-law and father-in-law,...
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Clarence Trego Beale, Jr.

August 20, 1940 - May 7, 2015

Rev. Clarence "Doc" Beale, 74, went home to be with his Lord on May 7, 2015, at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 51 years: Donna Baker Beale; daughters Cindy (Steve) Campbell of Vero Beach, FL, and Karen Beale (Bram Bevins) of Maryville, TN; granddaughter Litaya Bevins (Wyatt Dryja) of Maryville, TN; sister Sally (Jerry) Wilkus of Bel Air, MD; and brother Darwin (Sue) Beale of...
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Melinda Lay

December 27, 1977 - May 7, 2015

Melinda Lay age 37, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a graduate of Heritage High School. Preceded in death by her mother, Sabine Lay; sister, Melissa Lay; grandparents, Walter and Giesela Grunow. Survivors include her father, Jack Lay and Kathy Wojhan; nephew, Jeremy Lay; grandmother, Essie King; special friend, Wendy. Family and friends will assemble at 3...
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James Aubrey Gorman, Jr.

July 28, 1923 - May 6, 2015

James Aubrey Gorman, Jr. M.D. (Col), born July 28, 1923 to Aubrey & Frankie Gorman in San Antonio, TX, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Asbury Place. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1941 in San Antonio, TX. Joined the Air Force and attended Flight School becoming a pilot during World War II flying B-26 where he received the Purple Heart. He left the Air Force and attended...
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Audrey Edith Cermak

March 30, 1930 - May 6, 2015

Audrey Cermak age 85 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Shannondale of Maryville. She was an avid reader who loved bird watching. But her passion was her love of God and her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed. . Preceded in death by: Parents, John & Marjorie Wolf; Brother, George Wolf. Survivors include: Husband, John S....
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Trudy Word

August 5, 1953 - May 4, 2015

Trudy Word of Louisville passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She loved painting, gardening and was a true animal lover. She loved going to the Smoky Mountains - The best place to have a good scream. Trudy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by: Husband, Harold Word; Parents, Henry and...
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Jack G. Mays

June 18, 1927 - May 3, 2015

Dr. Jack G. Mays, 87, of Louisville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 peacefully with close family and friends by his side. Jack was born June 18, 1927 in Jackson, Tennessee to Ernest and Nina Mays. He graduated from Milan High School, Bethel University, Peabody College, and received his Doctorate from The University of Tennessee. Jack was proud to be a dual sport athlete in both...
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Roger D. Rule

October 10, 1919 - May 2, 2015

Roger D. Rule age 95 of Alcoa, TN passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 in a Knoxville private nursing home. He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church for 66 years. After serving in The Pacific on a PT boat in the Navy during World War II, he returned to work at Alcoa Aluminum Company until he retired in 1981. He was a machinist at the West and North Plants. Preceded in death by: Wife, Betty...
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John Anthony Romano, Sr.

January 12, 1938 - May 2, 2015

John Anthony Romano Sr., 77, made his transition on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Greenback, TN, following a long illness. His parents, John and Angelina Romano, preceded him in death. His wife, Barbara Romano of 37 years, survives him. A son, John Anthony Romano Jr. and wife Karen of Maryville, TN and his daughter, Janet Jackson and husband David of Maryville, TN, also survives him. He also leaves...
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James C. Oakley

August 11, 1929 - April 28, 2015

James C. Oakley age 85 of Seymour passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force with 26 years of service during WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He retired from the United States Post Office after 20 years. James was a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Legion. Preceded in death by his son,...
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Gladys Lova Fletcher

June 22, 1917 - April 26, 2015

Gladys Lova Devore Fletcher, 97, died April 26, 2015 at noon. She was born on a wheat farm in Republic County, Kansas on June 22, 1917 to the late Chalmer and Cora Devore. She attended schools in Kansas and was Valedictorian both in the county elementary school and Haddam High School. At the age of 18 she started teaching in a one room county school with eight grades in one room. She...
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Billie F. Miller

April 23, 1943 - April 26, 2015

Billie Miller, age 72, of Seymour, earned her angel wings on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was a loving mother, grandmother, friend who always put her family first. She was known for her quick witted personality and spunk who enjoyed cooking for family and special occasions. She is preceded in death by parents William Lequire and Georgia...
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Inez Tipton Boring Lord

January 6, 1929 - April 22, 2015

Inez Tipton Boring Lord, age 86, from Powell, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at NHC Fort Sanders in Knoxville. She was always proud to have been born in Cades Cove, Tennessee. She was born on January 6, 1929 to Jonathan and Louisa Myers Tipton. She was married to Burgess Penn Boring, deceased, and had three children. She has been married to James (Barney)...
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Amanda Brooke Frank

October 5, 1985 - April 20, 2015

Amanda Frank age 29, of Maryville passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She attended Heritage High School and currently employed with Rubbermaid. She was an avid racing and dirt track racing fan who loved the outdoors and her cowboy boots. She was a loving and devoted mother, daughter, sister, niece and friend who will be deeply missed by those who knew her. ...
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Betty R. Morabito

March 8, 1935 - April 20, 2015

Betty Reese Davis Morabito, 80, of Maryville, TN died Monday, April 20, 2015. She was born to the late Tip and Frankie Davis. Betty attended Carson Newman College and the University of Tennessee before relocating to Boston where she met her late husband John F. Morabito. Their love of family, friends and music bonded them for life. Betty & John were married in Maryville, TN and lived together...
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Willie Lea Click

June 5, 1940 - April 20, 2015

Willie Lea Click age 74 passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. Willie was born June 5, 1940. He retired from Vulcan Materials after 45 years of service. Willie was a member of Clifton Missionary Baptist Church of Vonore and was an avid fisherman, hunter, carpenter, and gardener. Preceded in death by: Father, Harrison Arnold Click; Mother, Edith Melson Click; Brothers, Elise Harrison Click and...
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Jimmy Lee Stoutt

December 12, 1933 - April 20, 2015

Jimmy Lee Stoutt, age 81, went to be with the Lord upon a peaceful passing at home on Monday, April 20th. He was a native of Blount County, and graduated from Everett High School; then served in the U.S. Army, in Korea. He was a career mechanic with Alcoa Aluminum Company, and enjoyed productive activities in his spare time, such as gardening, cutting fire wood, working on the family's cars,...
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Beulah Mae Hunt

March 30, 1928 - April 19, 2015

Beulah Mae Cutshaw Hunt, age 87, received her heavenly reward, Sunday, April 19, 2015. Beulah was a long time member of Unity Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by: Husband, Gilis Hunt; Parents, David Henry & Belle Finley Cutshaw; Brother, Raymond Cutshaw; Infant Sister, Bettie Cutshaw; Sister, Nancy Boling. Survivors include:...
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Billie Jayne Wine

August 7, 1935 - April 17, 2015

Billie "Jayne" Wine of Madisonville, TN, born August 7, 1935 in Alcoa, TN, passed away April 17, 2015. She was married for 60 years to retired Air Force Sgt James Wine. She made friends everywhere they were stationed. Jayne was known for her sense of humor, generosity, and loving spirit. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her mother, Minnie V. Kennedy;...
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Paul A. (Tony) Lollar

April 2, 1952 - April 15, 2015

Paul A. (Tony) Lollar of Maryville passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He retired from AT&T after 43 years of service. Tony loved photography and owned his own business for 20 years. Tony coached at Maryville Little League for several years. He was a proud and loving father and grandfather, a brother's best friend, and a contagiously positive spirit to everyone...
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Maudie June Headrick

April 1, 1931 - April 14, 2015

Maudie (June) Headrick age 84 passed away April 14, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survived by: Husband, Lynn Headrick; Children, Mike & Bea Headrick, Suzy Headrick and Linda & Kennie Adams; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 PM, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Smith Trinity Chapel with...
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Robert Richard Knoll, D.D.S.

November 13, 1940 - April 12, 2015

Dr. Robert Richard Knoll D.D.S. age 74 of Maryville passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, April 12, 2015 at his home. He was born on November 13, 1940 in Jamestown, NY to the late Margaret Mabel White Knoll and Bert Jackson Knoll. He was raised in Sinclairville, NY, near Chautauqua Lake where he attended Cassadaga Valley Central School. Bob also attended Jamestown Community College in NY, the...
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Robert D. Halcomb, Sr.

May 31, 1944 - April 8, 2015

Robert D. "Bob" Halcomb passed away at Blount Memorial Hospital on April 8, 2015 at the age of 71. Robert is predeceased by his wife Sara John Halcomb, father Basel Halcomb, mother Joyce (Crose) Halcomb, Brother O.L. Robinson, Jr and sister Billie Jo (Robinson) Zingarelli. Robert is survived by his son Rob Halcomb, daughter-in-law Stephanie Halcomb, grandchildren Hailey and Ryan Halcomb of...
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Kenneth Lee Rigsby

December 6, 1926 - April 5, 2015

Kenneth Lee Rigsby, age 88, went home to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. He was born and raised in Blount County, and he served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a committed Christian who loved the Lord and was known to all as an honest, kind and loving man with a gentle spirit. He adored his wife and family. Ken was a gifted woodworker. He loved the Smoky Mountains and the...
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Dennis Wayne Stapleton, Sr.

April 16, 1944 - April 4, 2015

Dennis W. Stapleton, Sr. age 70 of Maryville passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015. He retired from the United States Air Force with 21 years of service where he trained pilots. Dennis was an Electronics Tech at the Knoxville Post Office. He was a most generous and loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed gardening. Preceded in death by: Father, Charlie Stapleton. Survivors include...
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Claranell Covington

October 8, 1935 - April 3, 2015

Claranell "Tot" Covington departed this life and began a new journey in her heavenly home on April 3, 2015. She was born on October 8, 1935 at home in Friendsville, TN. In her colorful and adventurous 79 years, Tot was well known and loved by countless people and friends. She attended Friendsville and Porter High Schools and was a graduate of Baptist Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1956. ...
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Dennis Lee Murray

June 10, 1962 - April 2, 2015

Dennis Lee Murray, on April 2, 2015 Heaven received an angel after fighting a battle with cancer at the age of 52. Dennis was best known for his love for his friends and family and his special companion, his dog "Patches". His passion was working on cars and racing, he also enjoyed his time at the lake. He will be missed by so many. He went to be with his Heavenly Father and his loving...
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Ferris Paul O'Brien

January 23, 2015 - April 1, 2015

Ferris Paul O'Brien, 2 months, of Maryville passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by: Grandfathers, Allan "Big Fancy Papa" O'Brien, Sr., and Peter Visser. Survivors include: Parents, Brittney & Allan O'Brien, Jr.; Brothers, Allan, Rory, Declan, and Grady; Twin Sister, Matilda; Grandmothers, Debra Bolman and Mary O'Brien; Aunts and Uncles, Kelly &...
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Helen Geraldine Hutsell

March 9, 1941 - April 1, 2015

Helen "Geri" Hutsell age 74 of Sevier Co. passed away Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at her daughter's home. Preceded in death by: Husband, Thomas Hutsell, Parents, Carl & Marjorie Hudgins, and Sister, Alice Charlene Pulwicz. Survivors include: Daughters: Nancy Bain, Tammie Dryman, and Diccie Way; Grandchildren: Nicolette Naylor, Andrew Whitehurst, Amanda Whitehurst, Whitney Whitehurst, Britney...
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Roberta Stoeffler

January 5, 1930 - March 31, 2015

Roberta Stoeffler age 85 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: Parents, Herbert & Lula Dover; Brothers, Marvin Dover, Clifford Dover, Ethridge Dover. Survivors include: Husband of 59 years, Anthony "Steve" Stoeffler; Daughters & Sons-in-law, Faye Bryant & Jack and Rowena Bass &...
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Betty L. Thomas

June 13, 1945 - March 30, 2015

Betty L. Thomas age 69 of Maryville passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother & great-grandmother, who loved her family so very much. She absolutely adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. She fought a hard fight with her health the last four years, especially the last 14...
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Willie E. McCaulley

March 14, 1920 - March 30, 2015

Willie E. McCaulley age 95 of Blount County passed away March 30, 2015 at her home where she lovingly raised nine children. Most of her life was spent at home devoted to her family. At age 50 she went to work at Jim Robbins Seatbelt Co. in Knoxville and was employed for 10 years. She loved working in her home and enjoyed flowers of all kinds. She will be sadly missed by her children and...
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Howard Whitehead

November 26, 1933 - March 28, 2015

Howard Whitehead, Jr., age 81 of Maryville, TN passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He began his truck driving career with Clell Cable at the age of 19 years old and retired from Serviceway Motor Freight after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army and had a passion for hunting and fishing. He was preceded by his parents, Howard & Alice...
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Frances M. Duggan

September 21, 1928 - March 28, 2015

Frances Marie Duggan went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 28, 2015. She will be sadly missed. She was an active member of Broadway Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Evan and Lily Cook; sister, Janice and brother, Ed. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Kenneth Reed Duggan; children, Kathy Lane and husband Gene, David Duggan and wife Kari, and...
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Carolyn B. Parker

April 17, 1939 - March 23, 2015

Carolyn B. Parker age 75 of Maryville passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Carolyn was a loving, caring wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by: Husband, Jack Parker; Parents, Ross & Blanche Black. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Johnny & Kim Parker;...
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Mildred O. Stroud

April 4, 1931 - March 22, 2015

Mildred O. Stroud went to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was living in Manila, Philippines, with her daughter's family, Susan Stroud Parshall, during her illness, but was a long-time resident of Maryville. She and her late husband, William S. Stroud, were members of Fairview United Methodist Church. Her other children are Steven, Douglas, and Eric Stroud; and 14 grandchildren....
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Eddie "Steve" Dixon

November 19, 1945 - March 21, 2015

Eddie "Steve" Dixon, age 69, of Rockford, passed away at the family home Saturday, March 21, 2015. Steve was a devoted Christian, a 1963 graduate of Everett High School, and a member of the Tennessee Sports and Blount County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a devoted family man, a wonderful husband, father, and brother; He was truly exceptional. Preceded in death by his father, Bruce Leo Dixon;...
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Leonard Teeple

August 14, 1965 - March 19, 2015

Leonard Thomas "Gchi-Mukwa" Teeple, age 49, of Rockford, TN, crossed to the other side to be with our Lord on March 19, 2015. he fought a long and hard battle for 5 years with throat cancer. Leonard was of the Catholic faith; an electrician by trade belonging to the IBEW in Detroit. He was a good and giving person. He was preceded in death by daughter, Amanda Teeple, brother, Gary Teeple,...
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Amy Agnus Jett Handley

May 1, 1924 - March 19, 2015

Amy Agnus (Jett) Handley, age 90, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Novi, Michigan. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Alcoa and was a loving Mother and Grammie. Preceded in death by her husband, Michael Handley and survived by her sons, Larry and Denise Handley, James and Darlene Handley, and John and Amanda Handley; 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Family and friends...
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Thelma Ann Tyler

August 24, 1918 - March 19, 2015

Thelma Ann Green Tyler, 96 of Maryville passed away March 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Guilford Tyler; parents, Charles and Johnny Hudgen Green; Sisters, Mildred O'Neal, Blanch Green, Mary Charles "Charlie" Carter. She is survived by daughter Patsy Tyler Johnson and Frank Johnson; son Guilford Tim Tyler, Jr. and Ann Gregg Tyler; grandchildren, Angelina Clanton,...
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Ruth Christine Borden

August 11, 1937 - March 17, 2015

Ruth Christine McCampbell Scarlett Borden, age 77, passed away peacefully, sleeping at home, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Preceded in death by: mother, Mae Underwood McCampbell & father, Robert; siblings, Louise, Cotton, Roy and Robert; two husbands, Hugh E. Scarlett and William Borden; daughter, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Willocks. Ruth's spirit will continue in the loving memories of daughters, Mary Ruth...
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George L. Sorensen, Jr.

July 16, 1951 - March 17, 2015

George L. Sorensen age 63 of Friendsville, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the family home. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. George attended Christian Church of Loudon County. He was an Aircraft Mechanic and retired from Express Jet after 20 years of service. Survivors include: Wife, Cheryl Sorensen. A private service will be held at a later date. Smith Funeral & Cremation...
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Florence "Flo" Amarella

October 20, 1916 - March 16, 2015

Florence "Flo" Amarella, 98, formerly of Maryville, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at UT Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Carolina, RI she spent most of her life in NJ and FL before moving to Maryville. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Alcoa. Preceded in death by: husband, Ben. Survivors include: daughters, Donna Marasco and Elaine Jenkins; son-in-law, William...
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Gilbert Costner

February 16, 1935 - March 16, 2015

Gilbert Costner age 80, native of Blount County but has lived in other areas across the country, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Kindred Care Maryville. He was a graduate of Young High School in Knoxville and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Gilbert worked with Bendix Corp in the space program and also worked with IBM until retirement. Preceded in death by: Parents, Fate &...
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Carl Lawson White

November 6, 1918 - March 16, 2015

Rev. Carl White age 96, of Maryville, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Carl pastored Hillcrest Baptist Church for 63 years and preached his last sermon there on March 8, 2015. He retired from Alcoa after 45 years of service. He based his life on John 3:16, and ironically he walked through the heavenly gates on 3/16. Preceded in death by: Wife of 70 years,...
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Harold Millard Smith

August 28, 1922 - March 15, 2015

Harold Millard Smith, known as Millard to his friends and family, was born in Takoma Park, Maryland, on August 28, 1922 to parents Hobart McKinley Smith and Eva Kussler Smith. He died on March 15, 2015 at the age of 92 at the home of his daughter Evans and son-in-law Hamilton Bowen in Louisville, Tennessee. Attending Loma Linda University Medical School, he graduated with the class of 1947. A...
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Stephen Ray Dunbar

August 30, 1952 - March 13, 2015

Stephen Ray Dunbar of Maryville passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. He was a faithful member of the Maryville Church of Christ, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by mother Wanda Dunbar, wife Donna Dunbar and daughters Stephanie (Mazen) Siam and Amanda Dunbar. He is also survived by grandchildren Laila Siam and Jackson Dunbar, and sisters, Connie Spurlock, LinnDel Harold...
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Iva Jean Butler

December 15, 1949 - March 12, 2015

Iva Jean Butler, 65, of Maryville, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Iva recently retired after nearly 45 years of service at The Daily Times with an iconic career as a reporter and photographer. She was one of the longest-serving employees in Times' history and second longest newsroom employee. Iva had a passion for her community and served it for many years...
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Hugh Allen Monger

September 22, 1920 - March 11, 2015

Hugh Allen Monger, age 94, departed this earth March 11, 2015 to be with his Lord. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church. He was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran with seven years of service. He served on the USS Badger, USS Arkansas, and the USS Everett F Larson, receiving many awards and medals. He is survived by: Loving Wife, Marion; Daughter, Deborah;...
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Frances A. Raley

January 3, 1924 - March 10, 2015

Frances A. Raley age 91, of Maryville passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2015. Preceded in death by: Infant Daughter, Rose Elaine; Parents, Tolbert & Ollie Hensley; Brothers, William (Glen) and Tolbert Jr.; Sisters, Alice, Mary, Helen, and RosaLee. Survivors include: Husband of 67 years, William (Carl) Raley; Sister, Mamie Purkey; several cousins, nieces and nephews; Special...
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Imelda "Ann" Pendleton

January 1, 1938 - March 10, 2015

Imelda "Ann" Pendleton age 77 of Walland, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by: Parents, Victor & Imogene Thurman; Brother, Frank Thurman; Sister, Sue Hill. Survivors include: Husband, John Pendleton; Sons, Jim Gossett and Mike Jordan; Daughter & Son-in-law, Lisa & Curtis Cook; Grandchildren, Haley Gossett, Cory & Carrie Jordan, Julie & husband...
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Flo W. Sentell

December 21, 1928 - March 9, 2015

Flo Woodby Sentell, age 86, of Maryville, went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, March 9th, 2015. Flo was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church and was a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, grandaunt, great-grandmother, and great-grandaunt. Flo was preceded in death by her parents, George "Dewey" Woodby and Eva Feezell Woodby. She is survived by her husband of 70 years,...
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