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Our Obituaries

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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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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Eula Ellen Large Atchley

August 28, 1919 - March 7, 2015

Eula L. Atchley, age 95, of Maryville passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Asbury Place of Maryville. Eula was a member Everett Hills Baptist Church and was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed by those who knew her. Preceded in death by her husband, William Clarence Atchley and survived by her children and their spouses, Patricia and George Herron of...
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Eldo C.L. Brua

January 25, 1934 - March 6, 2015

Eldo C.L. Brua, 81 of Maryville, TN passed away on March 6, 2015 at Asbury Nursing Home. He is predeceased by loving wife of 42 years, Geraldine G. Brua; parents, James and Anne Brua; and a sister, Dorothy Moen. He is survived by a son, Bruce, daughter-in-law, Manon, grandchildren, Kaelan and Graham Brua, all of Nora Springs, IA; a brother, Ardell Brua and sister-in-law, Alfreda of Lake Mills,...
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Arlin Wade Cardin

October 24, 1931 - March 4, 2015

Arlin W. Cardin age 83 of Maryville passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. His home church was Big Creek Baptist in Madisonville. Arlin retired from United Airlines and was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Arlin treasured his home place and his family farm in Madisonville. Family was important to him and his love for others will always be remembered. Preceded in...
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Sarah Elizabeth Rison

March 16, 1918 - March 3, 2015

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Rison, age 96 of Maryville passed away March 3, 2015. A native of Niota, former resident of Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph A. and Mary Elva Miller Johnson and was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Henry (Rudy) T. Rison, Jr., and grandson Henry Taylor Rison, IV; sisters: Dora Moore, Helen Moore, and Gertrude Wood. She is survived by her...
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Teresa Lynn Benson Lindsey

April 30, 1960 - March 3, 2015

Teresa Lynn Benson Lindsey age 54 of Townsend went to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at UT Medical Center. She was a member of Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church and was employed with Sevier County School System Child Development. Preceded in death by: Parents, Loy & Alyene Benson. Survivors include: Husband of 36 years, Mike Lindsey; Sons & Daughters-in-law, Adam & Crystal...
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Lydia Satterfield Hatcher

August 8, 1925 - March 3, 2015

Lydia Satterfield Hatcher age 89 of Maryville, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2015 at home. She was born on August 8, 1925. She was a member of Oak View Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee. Preceded in death by: Husband, James O. Hatcher. She is survived by: Daughters, Joyce Emert & George Ellison, Susan Newport & Ronnie Robinson; Sons, Jimmy Hatcher and Tom (Donna) Hatcher...
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Ralph C. Stone, Sr.

June 27, 1928 - February 27, 2015

Ralph C. Stone, Sr. age 86 of Maryville, entered into New Life on Thursday, February 26, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. While stationed in the Panama Canal, he met the love of his life, Rosa, and remained in government service until retired as a Federal Police Major and District Commander of the Atlantic Panama Canal Zone. Ralph was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church....
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Daniel Curtis Lowe

October 25, 1953 - February 26, 2015

Daniel Curtis Lowe age 61 of Maryville passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a Veteran of the United States Army as a Sergeant in Army Intelligence. He was in the Vietnam War and served 10 years in Germany. Daniel then came home and worked for 20 years at Knox Air at McGhee Tyson. Preceded in death by: Father, Darrell Lowe, Brothers,...
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James Albert Shirley

October 27, 1920 - February 25, 2015

James "Jim" Albert Shirley age 94 of Louisville, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Maryville Healthcare. He was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church and retired from Tropicana Corporation from the Mechanical Maintenance Department, formerly employed with Alcoa, Y-12 Oak Ridge, and Frigidaire Corporation in Dayton, OH. He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather who will...
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Edgar Herman Heaton

May 22, 1925 - February 24, 2015

Edgar Herman Heaton age 89 of Maryville passed away at Norris Healthcare on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by: Mother, Johnnie Heaton; Father, Rev. Carl Heaton; Wife of 52 years, Bernice Heaton; Son, Jimmy Heaton; Sisters, Edith Baldwin, Geneva Wyres, Maxine Heaton, Rosalind Loy; Brother, Gordon Heaton. Herman is survived by: Son, William Heaton; Grandchildren, Betsy &...
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Daniel L. Word

November 27, 1950 - February 23, 2015

Daniel L. Word age 64 of Louisville went home to be with his Father, Jesus, Monday, February 23, 2015. He worked at Alcoa Aluminum Co. as an Electrician for over 40 years. Daniel was a Veteran of the US Army. He was a master carpenter building many houses in the Blount County area. Preceded in death by: Father, Daniel W. Word; Mother, Kathleen Word. Survivors include: Wife, Elena Word;...
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Thelma Evelyn Himes

July 17, 1931 - February 23, 2015

Evelyn (McElroy) Himes, age 83 of Englewood, TN, died at the University of Tennessee CVICU on Monday, February 23, 2015. She was a member of the Madisonville Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by: Sisters, Irene McElroy, Lela (McElroy) Thompson, and Margaret "Tommye" (McElroy) Fisher; Brothers, J.T. McElroy, Charles McElroy, and Jerry McElroy. She is survived by: Brother, Ralph Curtis...
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Billy Joe Price

May 10, 1935 - February 22, 2015

Billy Joe "BJ" Price age 79 of Maryville passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. He graduated from Bearden High School, retired from AT&T, and founded The Dream Connection Knoxville. BJ built furniture, was an acrylic painter, played guitar, banjo, made wine, rebuilt old cars and tractors. BJ always helped those in need. He loved his family and his dogs...
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Alice Marie Thomas

May 10, 1924 - February 16, 2015

Alice Marie Thomas age 90 of Maryville passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Clarks Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church and retired from Merita Bakers after many years of service. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by:...
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Sophie Sibbio

December 28, 1956 - February 16, 2015

Sophie Sibbio age 56 of Knoxville passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at home. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Grandview Cemetery with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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Mary McClanahan Webb

June 25, 1930 - February 15, 2015

Mary McClanahan Webb age 84 of Maryville went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 15, 2015. She passed away peacefully at her home. She was a long-time member of Wildwood Baptist Church and retired from standard Knitting Mill. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Harris Webb; parents, Glen and Coda Stiner; brother-in-law, Hoyt Talbott;...
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Dallas Roger Crusenberry, Sr.

October 5, 1941 - February 13, 2015

Dallas Roger Crusenberry, Sr. age 73 of Townsend passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at his home. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and was a Sunday School Teacher. He retired from TVA, was a volunteer at Blount Memorial Hospital, an avid hiker, motorcyclist, and a dancing enthusiast. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. ...
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Ruby Leona McFee

December 1, 1918 - February 11, 2015

Ruby Payne McFee, age 96, passed away on February 11, 2015 at Shannondale of Maryville. She was born December 1, 1918 in Etowah, TN and relocated to Alcoa in 1937 where she remained until becoming a resident at the Shannondale facility in Maryville in early 2008. She was a steadfast member of the Central Baptist Church in Alcoa since the 1940's. She was preceded in death by: Husband, F.B....
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Sally Peterson Talbott

May 20, 1926 - February 8, 2015

Sally Peterson Talbott, age 88 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 at UT Medical Center. Sally was passionate about her children and her grandson, her yard and garden. Sally retired from Blount County Schools after 30 years of service in the cafeteria at several schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Talbott; parents, Allen and Pearl Peterson; brothers, R.F. and...
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Willie Mae Webb Sands

October 22, 1930 - February 6, 2015

Willie Mae Sands, 84, of Townsend passed away Friday, February 06, 2015. Preceded in death by: husband, Albert Sands. Leaving to mourn her passing, Children, Eddie (Elsie) Sands, Dene (Larry) Frank, James Richard Sands, Roger (Karen) Sands, Steve (Pam) Sands, Debbie (Richard) Woodby; 8 grandchildren – beloved Danny & Darrell & Thomas; 11 great-grandchildren; her beloved Madie, Reece, Riley,...
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Larry Charles Spradlin

June 20, 1949 - February 5, 2015

Larry Spradlin age 65 of Alcoa passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church. Larry retired from Alcoa Aluminum after many years of service. He was a wonderful and amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed. Preceded in death by: Daughter, Tammy Jane Spradlin Smiley; Parents,...
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Stephen Y. Corbett

February 24, 1940 - February 3, 2015

Stephen Y. Corbett age 74 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home following an extended illness. Steve was retired as owner/manager of WGAP radio. He was a past president of Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, member of Maryville Kiwanis Club, Blount County Red Cross, and Jury Commissioner. Steve was a member of Alcoa First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: ...
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Owen Matthew Ridge

June 19, 1950 - February 2, 2015

Owen Matthew Ridge age 64, of Maryville, passed away Monday, Feb 2, 2015. Owen was born in Maryville. He was preceded in death by: father, Arthur Ridge and mother, Bernice Ridge. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Vickie Ridge; stepmother, Zetta Ridge; sisters, Jean Kagley and Joyce Ridge; brothers, Brent and Harold Ridge; sons, Jason Ridge & wife Jennie and Justin Ridge & wife Ashley; and...
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Patrick Boyd Coffee

December 29, 1938 - January 31, 2015

Patrick Boyd Coffee, age 76, departed this life and got a new pair of wings on Saturday, January 31st at Tennova Residential Hospice. He was born on December 29, 1938 in Atlanta Georgia to William and Frances Coffee, served in the United States Air Force after high school, and trained as a mechanical engineer at Georgia Tech University before running his own business in the field of industrial...
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Emma Jean Whitehead

September 5, 1928 - January 30, 2015

Emma Jean (Tipton) Whitehead - age 86 of Farragut, TN passed away on January 30, 2015. Emma Jean was born September 5, 1928 in Sevier County, TN where during her childhood she was a member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church. In the early 1940's she moved with her family to Maryville, TN where she managed McCulloch's Jewelers. In 1951, she married Charles Whitehead, of Maryville, and moved with him...
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Ben E. Campbell

November 9, 1942 - January 30, 2015

Ben Earl Campbell, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on January 30, 2015, in Alcoa, TN at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Earl Campbell, Sr., mother Priscilla Lewallen Campbell Kilday, stepfather W. Paul Kilday. Ben is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce Day Campbell; Children, Karen (Campbell) and Marty Wild of Carrollton, Ga, Michael Ben and Karen Fox Campbell of...
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Hazel Luella Freese

December 21, 1924 - January 29, 2015

Hazel L. Freese passed away at Asbury Place on January 29, 2015, in Maryville, TN at the age of 90. She was a member of the Church of Christ and is survived by several nieces & nephews. Family and friends will assemble at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at New Hope Church Cemetery in Monroe County. Friends and family may call at their convenience from 10:00 AM, Monday, February 2, 2015 until...
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Betty Ann King

February 13, 1924 - January 29, 2015

Betty Ann Piper King age 90 of Maryville, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Morningview Transitional Care. She was a member of First Baptist Church Maryville and a resident at Morningview since 2007. Preceded in death by: Husband. J.L. "Doc" King; Son, David P. King; Daughter, Beverly Ann Mynatt; Son-in-law, A.A. "Doc" Mynatt; Parents, Ralph W. Piper & Martha Law Piper; Brother, Bill...
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Gordon Lee Keith, Sr.

April 19, 1934 - January 28, 2015

Gordon L. Keith, Sr. age 80 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015. He retired from ALCOA with over 40 years of service and was a member of their 25 Year Club. Gordon was a longtime member of Laurel Bank Baptist Church. His passion was farming, but he was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He was very proud of his family whom he loved dearly. Preceded in death by: Brothers,...
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Michael Scott McInturff

September 30, 1963 - January 25, 2015

Michael Scott McInturff age 51 of Vonore, formerly of Maryville, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Scott was born in Maryville, TN and was a 1981 Graduate of Maryville High School. He attended ETSU and UT Knoxville. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving on the DDG Richard E. Byrd. Scott loved his family, his good friends, the...
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Cheryl Burkhart

December 5, 1944 - January 25, 2015

Cheryl Faye Burkhart of Townsend, TN, departed this life in the waiting arms of our Heavenly Father on January 25, 2015. Cheryl was a devoted wife and mother who loved the Smokey Mountains. Cheryl hiked many miles with her husband Billy and family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Helen Ballinger; brother, Rev. Charles Vaughn Ballinger; and grandson, Dax Corey Burkhart;...
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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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Alease Gwendolyn Norris

January 19, 1925 - January 22, 2015

Alease Gwendolyn Norris age 90 of Maryville, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Maryville and Trinity Lutheran Church in Ashland, OH. Gwen's first love was always family. Her endless devotion to her husband Bob and to all of the family was boundless. A music and voice major at University of South Carolina, Gwen had a passion for music. As a...
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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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