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


Our Obituaries

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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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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