Our Obituaries

Dorothy K. Maples Lafollette

November 6, 2013

Dorothy K. Maples Lafollette of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, November 06, 2013. She attended worship services at Williams Falls Church of God and the House of Prayer. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jama Lafollette Collins; father, Nathaniel Maples; mother, Annie O. Maples; sisters, Vernie Brown, Mary Ruth Ogle; brothers, James, Victor, and Eugene Maples; mother-in-law and...
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Willie Frank Lawson

August 25, 1920 - November 5, 2013

Willie "Frank" Lawson, age 93 of Wears Valley, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and reunite with his wife of 68 years, Amalee, son Danny and many other family and friends on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. He was a member of Wears Valley First Baptist Church. Frank retired from Tennessee Department of Transportation and was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by...
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Marie Dorothy Toedter

July 5, 1914 - November 4, 2013

Marie Dorothy Toedter, age 99 of Gatlinburg passed away Monday November 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Christopher Toedter. Survivors: Daughters: Ellen M. Kulton and husband Jim, Janie E. Toedter Grandchildren: Gary Kulton, and wife Kim, Bill Kulton and wife Robin, Jon Kulton and wife Jennifer, Chris Kulton and wife Mary, Kim Kulton Great Grandchildren: Ryan, Luke,...
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Cecile Whaley Romines

June 1, 1929 - November 3, 2013

Cecile Whaley Romines, age 84 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, November 3. She was a member of French Broad Valley Baptist Church, and retired from Wagner's Electric. Survivors: Husband: Laney Romines Daughters: Linda Henderson and husband John, Patricia Courtney Son: Bill Romines and wife Lisa Grandchildren: Jackie Sutton, Jessica Will, Brandon Courtney, Brittany Kuykendall, Jesse Romines...
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Ezella Mae Dahm

September 4, 1935 - October 31, 2013

Ezella Mae Dahm, age 78 of Sevierville passed away Thursday October 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Dahm; son, Ricky Sanders; mother, Minnie Holbrook; father, Zigler White; siblings, Bub White, Pete Fleming, Denny Fleming, Roger Dale Holbrook Her survivors include: Children: Sheila Jankowski and husband Rick, Edmund Dahm, Robert Dahm and wife Mary Grandchildren: Angie...
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Robert Lee Sims

April 1, 1925 - October 29, 2013

Robert Lee Sims, (Bob) age 88 of Sevierville died October 29, 2013 at Sevier County Health Care Center. Robert was a member of Fox United Methodist Church. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother as well as a decorated veteran of World War II, farmer, carpenter, and bridge builder. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, John and Hulda Thomas Sims, sisters: Clessie...
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David Russell Munson

August 20, 1986 - October 28, 2013

David Russell Munson, age 27 of Dandridge, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013. He grew up working with his family at Mountain Lake Ranch, and was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. David was a patrol officer for the Knoxville Police Department. Survivors: Wife: Christina Marie Munson Parents: Tom and Betty Munson Brothers and Sister-in-law: Tim and Melody Munson, Daniel Munson...
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Frank Brackins

September 23, 1928 - October 27, 2013

Frank Brackins, age 85 of Pigeon Forge, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, October 27, 2013. He was a founding charter member of Conner Heights Baptist Church and a loyal supporter of the Pigeon Forge Fire Department. Mr. Brackins was retired. Over the years, he worked at the M and O Tea Room, A.J. King Lumber Co., and Dogwood Motel. He was an avid gardener and a patron of Hardee...
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Johnnie Mae McGaha

July 27, 1945 - October 26, 2013

Johnnie McGaha, age 68 of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013. She was a member of Blowing Cave Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Douglas Cooperative. Ms. McGaha had a giving personality and was always caring for others. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roe McGaha, Jr.; son, Larry McGaha; parents, Isaac and Mary Ivey; brothers, William and Ralph Ivey; sister,...
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Elaine Whaley

October 6, 1948 - October 26, 2013

Elaine Whaley, age 65 of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013. Ms. Whaley was preceded in death by her mother, Blanch Holbert; aunts and uncles, Edna Lowe, Zora Wallace, Lora Bowling, Hazel Smith, Ben Whaley, Lois Hoskins; and beloved dog, Bandit. She is survived by her son, Ryan Knight and wife Tammy; granddaughter, Hannah Knight; first cousins: Bill Romines, Linda Henderson,...
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Samuel J. Walker

November 24, 1947 - October 26, 2013

Sam J. Walker, age 65 of Seymour, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, restoring cars, and working in his yard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Geraldine Walker; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Sam O. Kennedy;...
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Audrey June Puglisi

December 17, 1941 - October 25, 2013

Audrey June Puglisi, age 71 of Sevierville, passed away Friday, October 25, 2013. Her Tennessee mountain home in the Jones Cove area, "Lack-a-nookie-peak" as she referred to it, was her life. She worked locally as a housekeeper and in various restaurants. Ms. Puglisi was preceded in death by her mother, Rena Joralemon Vinson Monroe; father, Elmer Vinson; brothers, Charles, Delos, DeWayne and...
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Susette Huskey

January 10, 1948 - October 22, 2013

Susette Huskey, age 65 of Sevierville, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013. She worked for several years in Kansas City before returning to Pittman Center to work as a clerk. She spent her whole life serving the Lord, and was a light to all who knew her. Preceded in death by her parents, Burl and Eleanor Huskey; sisters, Janice Huskey Hedgpeth and Lillie McClure. She is survived by her...
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Amelia Waszak

January 13, 1929 - October 21, 2013

Amelia "Emily" Waszak, age 84 of the Boyds Creek Community, Sevierville, TN, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013. She was a very faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church, attending Mass daily, serving proudly as a member of the church choir and the prayer line group, and assisting in many other activities and ministries of the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julia and...
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John Rickey Ogle

February 9, 1950 - October 21, 2013

John "Rickey" Ogle, age 63, beloved husband of Jutta Ogle, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. He worked at Cherokee Textile Mills, and at LeConte Medical Center as Chief of Engineering. He was a member of Millican Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, computer maintenance for family and friends, and SyFy. He loved beach vacations and socializing with friends. He was preceded in...
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Iva Lucille Williams

September 18, 1946 - October 20, 2013

Iva Lucille Williams, age 67 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday October 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her son, Andy Williams, parents; Harmon and Alma McCarter Caughron, brothers; Fred Caughron, Johnny Caughron and sister; Ellen Pauline Caughron. Survivors: Children: Joe Williams and wife Holly Norman Lee Williams Grandchildren: Jonathon Williams, Brandy Guthrie, Jada Williams Great...
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Joy Jean Fletcher

April 29, 1929 - October 20, 2013

Joy Jean Fletcher, age 84, of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013. She was born in Powderly, TX and recently moved to Sevierville to be near family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack D. Fletcher and her brothers and sisters. Survivors include her daughter, Janice Sue Bertrand and husband Paul; grandchildren, Christie Ann Felterly-Balog, Keith Ellis and Kevin...
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Annie Kate Stokes

February 25, 1923 - October 19, 2013

Annie Kate Stokes, age 90 of Sevierville, formerly of Seymour passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville, and a current member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville, and a member of the Marie Temple Sunday School class. Annie graduated from Greenfield, TN High School and from Union University. She served her country by working as a bomb...
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James Frits Morton

November 28, 1925 - October 18, 2013

God called his soldier, James "Frits" Morton, age 87 of Pigeon Forge, home on Friday, October 18, 2013. Mr. Morton was a member of Glades Lebanon Baptist Church. He was a World War II infantry veteran. He served his country and was wounded on the Siegfried Line on March 17, 1945. He was an avid blue grass fan and his favorite singer was Bill Monroe. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nell...
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Max David Johnson

December 29, 1937 - October 17, 2013

Max David Johnson, age 75 of Gatlinburg passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013. Max received a B.A. degree in Health from East Tennessee State University, and worked as a health inspector in North Carolina. He wrote federal grants in Georgia before moving back to Gatlinburg in 1980 where he was involved with the family business, Johnson's Inn. He enjoyed living one day at a time, working on...
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Kathleen Marie McCoig

October 6, 1956 - October 16, 2013

Kathy Marie McCoig, age 57 of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013. She was a gracious and kind woman who was beloved by many. She is survived by her husband: Darrell McCoig; daughter: Elizabeth; sons: Jeremiah and Nathaniel; grandsons: Brady and Gabriel; sister: Karen In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thompson Cancer Center, 1915 White Avenue Knoxville, TN...
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Katherine Mildred Flynn

December 16, 1924 - October 13, 2013

Katherine Mildred Flynn, age 88 of Sevierville went home to be with her Lord Sunday, October 13, 2013 while at home. She was a member of Millican Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Flynn, parents, Ashley and Zora Perryman; brothers: Claude Shular, Junior Perryman; sister: Geneva Fox; sons-in-law: Bob Moore and Eddie Grey; brother-in-law: Ralph Flynn Survivors:...
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Mary Grace Jesmer

May 20, 1931 - October 12, 2013

Mary Grace Jesmer, age 82 of Sevierville, left us on Saturday, October 12, 2013 to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Frank Jesmer, Sr. She was an employee of Wal-mart for thirteen years. The last five years of her employment were as a door greeter and will be remembered as "the lady with the big smile". She will be missed by all who knew her. She leaves one son, John F. Marnell and wife...
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Anna Louise Finchum

September 13, 1946 - October 12, 2013

Anna Louise (Bonnie) Finchum, age 67 of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and the Elks Lodge in Gatlinburg. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents: Asa Lonzo Finchum and Minnie (Romines) Finchum; brothers, Brody, Mayford, Ralph, J.W. and Hobart Finchum. Survivors include: Son and...
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Roy W. Breeden, Sr.

October 3, 1940 - October 12, 2013

Roy Wallace Breeden, Sr., 73, of South Knoxville passed away Saturday October 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Hunley Breeden; parents, George and Ida Hurst Breeden; brothers, Elmer, and Dewey Breeden and sister, Christine Gibson. He was an Army Veteran during the Viet Nam Era. Survivors: Sons; Roy W. Breeden, Jr. and wife Deadra, Joe Breeden and wife Kristi Daughters;...
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Marlin H. Watson

September 22, 1948 - October 11, 2013

Marlin Harrison Watson, "The Kid" age 65 of Gatlinburg, TN went to be with his Lord, Friday, October 11, 2013. He was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. He was born on September 22, 1948 and spent his entire life in the mountains that he loved. He graduated from his beloved Gatlinburg-Pittman in June of 1966. On May 27, 1967, he married the love of his life Ann Ogle...
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Hazel Wilson Hatcher

June 12, 1917 - October 11, 2013

Hazel Wilson Hatcher, age 96 of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord and loved ones Friday, October 11, 2013 from Little Creek Nursing Home. She was a long time member of Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church. Hazel studied journalism at the University of Tennessee, and worked for News Sentinel of Knoxville, and the Spokesman Review of Spokane, Washington. She was active in church where she...
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Elliott Louis Walker

November 15, 1938 - October 11, 2013

Elliott Louis Walker, age 74 passed away Friday October 11, 2013. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pigeon Forge, and was an Army veteran. Elliott owned and operated Walker Construction Company, Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dorothy Walker. Survivors: Wife: Carolyn Walker Son: Greg Walker and wife Jessica Grandchildren: Brianna and Emma Walker...
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Robert Lee Nichols

April 7, 1936 - October 10, 2013

Robert Lee Nichols, age 77 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013. Mr. Nichols was a Marine Corp veteran and served in Korea. He was a Mason, member of the Shriners and the Eastern Star, Sevierville Chapter # 138. Mr. Nichols founded Bob's Safe and Lock Service and the Indiana Locksmith Association in Indiana. He also was founder of the Golden Carat Jewelry Store 35 years ago in...
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Stella Mae Sutton Ball

November 1, 1929 - October 9, 2013

Stella Mae Sutton Ball, age of 83 of Gatlinburg and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 9. She was preceded in death by her parents Jay and Nancy Sutton, her son Glenn Ball and her brother Homer Lee Sutton. Survivors: Husband: Clyde Ball Daughters: Betty Ball of Gatlinburg, Evelyn Hannah of Gatlinburg, Doris...
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Walter Martin Phillips

April 21, 1961 - October 8, 2013

Walter Martin Phillips, age 52, of Sevierville, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013. He worked at Green Mountain Coffee and Melaleuca. He loved watching racing and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and brother. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, James Martin and Shizuko Takayama Phillips. Survivors: Wife: Wendy Phillips Daughter: Maegen...
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Anna Kate Marshall Walker

September 8, 1926 - October 7, 2013

Anna Kate Marshall Walker, age 87 of Sevierville passed away Monday October 7, 2013. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville and DAR. Katie was a past Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution Spencer Clack Chapter, where she held many offices and chairmanships and was always a willing worker. She looked forward to visiting her many friends at any DAR function...
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Wanda Jo Long

January 3, 1944 - October 7, 2013

Wanda Jo Long, age 69 of Sevierville went to her heavenly home on Monday, October 7, 2013. She was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church. She was a devout Christian and loved everyone she met. She fought a hard battle with cancer, but never lost her faith in God. She was a devoted wife to Harold for 50 years, and a loving mother, sister and friend. We find peace in knowing that she rests in the...
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James Burl Thomas

September 24, 1937 - October 6, 2013

James Berl Thomas, Sr, age 76 of Pigeon Forge, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013. He was a man of many talents and could do anything he set his mind to. He was a wonderful husband and a great father. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Nora Thomas; sisters, Gladys Loveday, Lee Holt, Lena Matthews, and Trula Branam; daughter Ila Marie Many. Survivors include: Wife: Deloris Thomas...
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Jay M. Flaherty

January 21, 1947 - October 5, 2013

Father Jay Flaherty, age 66, formerly of Pigeon Forge, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013. Father Flaherty was a retired Catholic priest who most recently served at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pigeon Forge. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Louise Flaherty; brother, Jeffrey Flaherty; and a nephew, Kerry Neidert. Survived by:...
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Regenia S. White

September 25, 1945 - October 5, 2013

Regenia S. White, age 68 of Sevierville, went to meet her Lord and Savior Saturday, October 5, 2013. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, and neighbor. She was firm in her faith and a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Regenia was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Eugene and Anah Manning Arwood; son, Timmy L. White. ...
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Phyllis Williams Garland

May 23, 1940 - October 3, 2013

Phyllis Williams Garland, age 73, of Maryville, TN passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013. She was a member of Dotson Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; Hobart Williams, parents; Reed and Jessee Pettitt, and brother; Jimmy Pettitt. Survivors: Husband: Leon Garland Sons and daughters-in-law: Jeff Williams and wife Lori, Jim Williams and wife Amber Step-sons: Dwain...
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Hettie Jane Maples Reagan

December 29, 1919 - October 2, 2013

Hettie Jane Maples Reagan, age 93 of Knoxville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Aunt Jane was a sister, mother, grandmother and aunt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Reagan; parents, Sam and Elga Maples; son, Larry James Reagan; granddaughter, Serena Jayne Grayson; eight sisters and two brothers. Survivors include: Daughter,...
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Joseph Flagner Lowe

September 30, 2013 - September 30, 2013

Joseph Flagner Lowe, age 74 of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, and worked as a professional horse shoer. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching Western movies, especially John Wayne. He loved horses, church, family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cas and Sarah Breeden Lowe; daughter, Vicky Henry; son,...
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Kathleen Justus

November 4, 1925 - September 28, 2013

Kathleen Justus, age 87 of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt Justus; parents, Henry and Allie Branch; brother, Leonard Branch; and sisters, Janette Ball and Georgia Green. She is survived by her brothers, Fred Branch and wife June of Sevierville and Clay Branch and wife Opal of Seymour; sisters, Arminda Smelcer and husband Ed...
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John S. Glenn

April 24, 1967 - September 26, 2013

John S. Glenn, age 46 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Marguerite Glenn; brothers, Edward Glenn, David Glenn and wife Pam, Allen Glenn, James Glenn and wife Joy; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service 2 PM Thursday at Cartertown Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www...
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David Lee Jones

January 4, 1929 - September 26, 2013

David Lee Jones, age 84 of Seymour passed away Thursday September, 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Jones, and former spouse, Jean Manual. Survivors: Daughters: Julia Dishman, and Joy Jones-Lund Grandchildren: Alexis Chambers, Ashton Lund, Addison Lund, Layla Dishman, Jesse David Dishman Great Grandchildren: Devan, Patrick, and Elizabeth Dishman Former spouse: Patricia...
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Paul Stewart

December 25, 1935 - September 26, 2013

Paul Stewart, age 77 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013. Mr. Stewart worked as a Master Silversmith in Gatlinburg from 1977-2012. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed sharing his talent and art with his customers. He loved flowers, daylilies being his favorite. He loved his favorite pets, Lady and Lucy. He also enjoyed hiking fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents,...
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Minnie R. Moore

May 19, 1921 - September 24, 2013

Minnie Retha Moore, age 92, of Sevierville passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, David D. and Mary Lavina "Mollie V." Moore, brothers and sisters-in-law, William E. "Will" and Roxie M. Moore, Charles H. Sr. and Zola G. Moore, Fred D. and Elizabeth "Libby" Moore, sisters and brothers-in-law, Bertha A. "Buppy" and Witt Walker and Sarah Leona and...
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Mae Elizabeth Fain Huskey

November 24, 1924 - September 23, 2013

Mae Elizabeth Fain Huskey, age 88, of Sevierville passed away Monday, September 23, 2013. Mrs. Huskey was born November 24, 1924 in the Dandridge community where she spent her childhood and developed a strong work ethic which she kept throughout her life. She spent most of her life in Sevier County working in the hospitality industry for decades. She worked in several restaurants, including the...
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Ruth McGarvey Stecher

May 26, 1918 - September 23, 2013

Ruth Stecher, age 95 of Gatlinburg, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013. Funeral mass 2 PM Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pigeon Forge with Father V.J. Joseph officiating. Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
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Gene Edward Ownby

September 23, 2013 - September 23, 2013

Gene Edward Ownby, age 78 of Sevierville, left his earthly body and immediately went to his heavenly home on Sunday, September 22, 2013. He loved his church and church family at Hurst Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Arvle and Alice Ownby; sister Shirley Brackins; brother Billy Ownby; sister-in-law Bonnie McClure; brothers-in-law Carl Henry, Charlie, Wilburn and...
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Leslie Jeanette Whaley

March 28, 1980 - September 22, 2013

Leslie Jeanette Whaley, age 33 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Preceded in death by her father, Darrell Edward Whaley; and grandparents, James Earl Cole and Frances Cole, Murrell and Ina Whaley. She is survived by her sons, Darrell Justin Whaley and Donovan Ray Whaley; mother, Tammy Whaley; brothers, James Daniel...
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Doug Worsham

March 29, 1922 - September 22, 2013

Henry Douglas Worsham, age 91 of Pigeon Forge, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013. Mr. Worsham was a member of First Baptist Church of Sevierville. He was a Shriner and a lifetime member of the Kerbela Dune Buggy Unit. He served in the Air Force during World War II and completed 30 missions with the 447th Bomber Group. He retired from the Mountain Press and was once a member of the Sevier...
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Raymond Craton Large

April 2, 1924 - September 22, 2013

Raymond Craton "R.C." Large, age 89 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013. He was born April 2, 1924, to Mel and Martha Large, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Memphis. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Sevierville. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jessie Sims; and brothers, Herman, Dave, Rex, and Eugene "Amos" Large. ...
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Antoinette Harriet O. Ogle

April 11, 1923 - September 22, 2013

Antoinette Harriet "Annette" O. Ogle, 90 of Sevierville passed away Sunday September 22, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dail Ogle, daughters, Gloria Ogle Falk, Nancy Harriet Ogle, grandson, Thomas Henry Valentine, daughter-in-law, Wanda Kay Ogle, parents, Charles Austin Ogle, and Hattie Ogle McGiffin., brothers, C. Earl Ogle, Sr. and Tom A. Ogle, Sister, Elizabeth O....
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Alisha Dawn Dockery

September 20, 2013 - September 20, 2013

Alisha Dawn Dockery, age 38 of Strawberry Plains passed away Sunday September 15, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Sharon Dockery, grandparents, Mell Dockery and Dallas Ivey. Survivors: Partner: Loretta Ingram Twin-sister: Letitia McGaha Aunt: Lorene Dockery Niece: Heaven Turner Nephews: Casey and Shane McGaha Three Great nieces Many Friends In lieu of flowers...
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Delmer Gene Shultz

April 30, 1949 - September 18, 2013

Delmer Gene Shultz, age 64 of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013 after a battle with cancer. He was the owner of Gene's Electrical Company. Gene always prided himself in a job well done. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Shultz; parents, Kendrick and Trula Shultz; brother, Glenn Shultz; grandparents, Earnest and Rinda Shultz , Arch and Hailey Ball. He is...
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Anna Ruth Simms

June 29, 1925 - September 16, 2013

Anna Ruth "Tootsie" Simms, age 88 of Dandridge, TN passed away Monday, September 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Thomas O. Simms; parents, Otha and Mamie Payne; sisters, Belva DeLeon, Pauline White; brothers, Jimmy and Ben Payne She is survived by: Sons: J.T. Simms and wife Joyce, Jerry Simms and wife Rhonda Daughters: Norma Jenkins, Christine Myers and husband...
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William S. Cummings, Sr.

September 25, 1933 - September 15, 2013

William S. (Sam) Cummings, Sr., age 79 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013. He was a member of the Rockford Masonic Lodge and was a Lifetime Master Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hannah Jane Spangler Cummings; parents, Robert H. Cummings and Bertha M. Cummings; sister, Joyce Cummings; and brothers, Lester Cummings and Leon Bean. Survived by: Brother: Joe...
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Ethel Lane

December 14, 1941 - September 14, 2013

Ethel King Lane, age 72 of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, quilting, canning and enjoying picnics with her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; father, Samuel Wiley King; mother, Lona White King; sister, Kathleen King and brother, Billy Dale King Survivors: Husband: Ralph E. Lane Sons and...
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Leonard J. Detwiler

September 15, 1950 - September 13, 2013

Leonard Jerold Detwiler, age 62 of Sevierville, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013. He was an Army veteran and served during Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Edna Detwiler; children, Regina Santiago, Victoria Brennan and Jerry Estes; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and eight siblings. Friends and family will meet 2:30 PM Tuesday, Sept. 17th at Mountain Home National...
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Chester Wright

May 13, 1925 - September 13, 2013

Chester Wright, age 88 of Sevierville passed away Friday, September 13, 2013. The family will receive friends 1-2 PM Wednesday with memorial service to follow at 2 PM in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
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Jan Lynn Welch

April 22, 1943 - September 12, 2013

It is with loving hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Mr. Jan L. Welch, 70, of Sevierville, TN., who went home to God September 12, 2013 at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. Jan was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, and is survived by his wife Kathy and her mother Barbara Leith of Sevierville, TN., his son Jerry Welch of Grand Haven, MI. His stepchildren Laurie McNeece and...
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Evelyn Lee Galyon Henry

July 25, 1934 - September 12, 2013

Evelyn Lee Galyon Henry, age 79, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013. She worked hard he whole life, LPN at Sevier County Health Care Center She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Margaret Galyon, sister, Wilma Galyon, and son-in-law, Stanley Tinsley. Survivors: Husband: Billy R. Henry Sons: Timothy S. Henry and wife Robin, Phillip R. Henry and wife Lizbeth...
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Elijah James Dixon

May 19, 1993 - September 11, 2013

Elijah James Dixon, age 20, of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013. He was a 2011 graduate of Seymour High School. He was a former employee of Firehouse Subs and enjoyed playing music at the Seymour Coffee Shop. Elijah was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Velma Jean Mootispaw; maternal great-grandmother, Orphy Elizabeth Shackelford; maternal great-aunt, Joan...
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Frank Don McClure

July 16, 1938 - September 11, 2013

Frank Don McClure, age 75 of Pigeon Forge, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Mr. McClure was a member and deacon of Hurst Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie McClure; parents, Boyd and Minnie McClure; brothers, Earl McClure, Jake McClure, Joe Bob McClure, Jessie McClure; sisters Mary Alice Ogle, Rhonda Henry Survivors:...
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Randall Ericson Deskins

March 7, 1948 - September 10, 2013

Randall E. Deskins, age 65 of Sevierville, TN died Tuesday, September 10, 2013. He was born March 7, 1948 in Belfry, KY. He graduated Pikeville College in 1971. Mr. Deskins was a retired businessman and was a member of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky F & A.M. Master Mason Stone Lodge #890 of Belfry, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents Leif E. and Nola Deskins; brothers Tommy and Gerstel...
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Betty Jo Gilbert

March 11, 1935 - September 10, 2013

Betty Jo Gilbert, age 78 of Sevierville, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carse and Parlee Finchum; sister Connie Ward and brother Amos Finchum. She is survived by her sisters, Nina Manning and husband Jim, Ina Parrott and husband W.E., Lela Lane and Carsilee Chance; sister-in-law Wanda Rogers. Family and friends will meet 10 AM Friday in Eden...
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Richard Milton Lyon, Sr.

September 25, 1925 - September 9, 2013

Richard Milton Lyon, Sr. of Gatlinburg, TN, departed this life early Monday morning of September 9th, 2013. He was the born in Daytona Beach, FL on September 25th, 1925, the son of the late Harry Hill Lyon and Nell Rhea Charles. He graduated from Daytona (Mainland) High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy's V5 program and was an Aviation Cadet at wars end. Returning home to...
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Everett Smelcer

November 2, 1925 - September 8, 2013

Everett Smelcer, age 87 of Pigeon Forge, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013. Mr. Smelcer was an Army veteran of World War II. He fought in five major battles in six months and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his bravery and service. He was preceded in death by his wife Pearl Smelcer; parents Richard and Charity Smelcer; brothers, Russell, Buford, Jack and Glenn Smelcer; sisters...
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Margaret Waters Wear

July 18, 1920 - September 7, 2013

Margaret Waters Wear, age 93 of Maryville, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. Those who knew her remember her as a hard worker who loved spending time with her family, lavishing her grandchildren, and fondly recalling adventures had with her late-husband Robert. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Edward Wear, son Dr. Edward R Wear, Granddaughter Jessica Leigh Shilling. father...
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Jd Poplin

September 7, 2013 - September 7, 2013

J.D. Poplin, age 58 of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was employed by Coca-Cola. He was preceded in death by his parents Millard and Lena Mae Poplin, brother Leeroy Poplin, and brothers in law Robert Clowers and Charles Goodson, Jr. Survivors include: Wife: Bonnie Tomlin Poplin Sons: Matthew Scott Poplin and wife Angie, Jacob Storm Poplin, Skyler Kerr Poplin...
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Charles Arlen Partridge

April 14, 1934 - September 7, 2013

Charles Arlen Partridge, age 79 of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. Mr. Partridge was a retired self employed CPA and a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Mattie Ross Partridge; brothers, Robert Partridge Jr., Henderson Partridge; son, Rev. Phillip Richards; mother-in-law, Annie (Diddle) Hawthorne He is survived by: Wife...
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Jodi Ann Jackson

February 2, 1970 - September 6, 2013

Jodi Ann Jackson, age 43 of Sevierville, Tn. passed away Monday, September 6, 2013. She was employed by Wilderness Lodge and Waffle House. She is preceded in death by her beloved brother Darren Andrew Jackson. She is survived by her parents Jo Ann and Dale W. Jackson of Canton, Texas. Celebration of life to be in Franklin, North Carolina at a later date.
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William Thomas Mills

January 31, 1963 - September 6, 2013

William "Bill" Mills age 50 of Leesville, SC, formerly of Sevierville, TN and Brockton, MA passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013. "Wild Bill" was a former manager of Rent-a-Center and Rental Depot. He enjoyed playing softball, pool and darts and was the biggest Patriots fan ever. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and uncle. He was preceded in death by his...
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Carol Jean Baker

September 23, 1940 - September 5, 2013

Carol Jean Baker, age 72 of Seymour, TN passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013. She served as a music teacher and choir director and was most recently a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband; David Baker, and parents; Wayne and Jean Harmon. Survivors: Children: William Baker and wife Leah, Robert David Baker and wife Lisa, Kimberly White and...
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Charlie Jackson Ogle

January 22, 1919 - September 5, 2013

Charlie Jackson Ogle, age 94 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, September 05, 2013. Charlie, "Papaw" to his family, was an honest and generous man with a mischievous sense of humor. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving his country in Europe, and proving his place as a member of the "the Greatest Generation". He took great pride in...
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Otha H. Proffitt

May 24, 1927 - September 4, 2013

Otha H. Proffitt, age 86 of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013. She was retired from Wagner's after 25 years of service, and then worked for McDonalds for 11 years where she greeted customers and made many friends. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Newt and Dessie Howard; son, Lynn Proffitt; sister, Rue Styles; brothers, Turner Howard and...
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Margaret Ann Sutton

July 13, 1956 - September 2, 2013

Margaret Ann Galyon Sutton, age 57 of Gatlinburg, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013. Margaret was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She worked at Pi Beta Phi Elementary for 26 years. Her biggest joy was spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Lynn Sutton; father, Charlie Cogdill; brother Charles Cogdill; grandparents, Shorty and Hazel Galyon. ...
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Brandon Douglas Petit

July 22, 1988 - September 1, 2013

Brandon Douglas Petit, age 25 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013. Brandon was employed by LB Chase. He was a fan of dirt track racing which became his hobby. He is preceded in death by his father Mark Douglas Petit and grandfather Doug Petit. Survivors: Wife: Kristan Diane Petit Daughters: Bailey Marissa Roberts Petit, Ashton Nevaeh Petit Mother: Sylvia Kay Petit...
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Bryan Ernest Owen

June 25, 1958 - September 1, 2013

Bryan Ernest Owen, age 55 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday September 1, 2013. He was a member of Smoky Mountain Christian Church and employed at Walmart. He was a fan of Andy Griffith and loved family get- togethers, BBQs, camping and mowing grass. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Owen, Sr. Survivors: Wife: Celia Owen Sons: Tyler Owen, and Seth Owen Daughter and son in law...
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Ashley Columbus McMahan

August 1, 1931 - September 1, 2013

Ashley Columbus (A.C.) McMahan, age 82 of Sevierville passed away at home on Sunday evening, September 1, 2013. He was a mechanic and owned and operated service stations for many years. Mr. McMahan made his home with his sister-in-law Peggy Loveday and niece Linda G. Whaley since his wife's passing in 2004. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Anna Kate Clabo

May 8, 1931 - September 1, 2013

Anna Kate Clabo, age 82 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 at her home. She was a member of Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Clabo, grandsons, Brian and Troy Lee McCarter, parents, Seburn and Bertha Huskey, and brothers and sister-in-law Roy and Lila Huskey, Elmer and Bulah Huskey, and Jack Huskey Survivors: Son: Billy Clabo...
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John Joseph Keough III

July 14, 1934 - August 31, 2013


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Joseph Robin Maples

June 16, 1958 - August 31, 2013

Joseph Robin Maples, age 55 of Pigeon Forge, passed away on August 31, 2013 at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church Pigeon Forge. He was a graduate of Sevier County High School and Middle Tennessee State University. He was preceded in death by his father Leroy C. Maples and sister Mindy Maples. Survivors: Mother: Sue Maples Brother and sister-in-law: Jack and Robin Maples Niece: ...
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Reba Joyce Thomas

February 10, 1950 - August 30, 2013

Reba Thomas, age 63 of Sevierville, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013 at her home. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, where she loved spending time with children and spoiling them rotten. All of the kids at church went to Reba for candy and treats. They could always count on her because she was just a big kid at heart. Reba was very generous with lots of charities, and she loved to...
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Willie Almeda Bohanan

November 7, 1935 - August 29, 2013

Almeda Bohanan, age 77 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013. She was a member of Sims Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents: Emmons and Ruth Parrott; three brothers and four sisters. Survivors include her husband of 57 years: Edward Bohanan Children: Jeff Bohanan and wife Summer, Joann Carr and husband Dale Grandchildren: Jessica Elwell and husband...
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Brenda Joyce Sutton

August 7, 1948 - August 28, 2013

Brenda Joyce Sutton, age 65 of Pigeon Forge, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Georgia Byrd; and sister Mary Slover. Survivors: Husband: Kenneth Sutton Brothers: Lonnie, Bennie, Roger and Eddie Byrd Sister: Sharon Looney Many nieces, nephews and cousins The family will receive friends 3-5 PM Saturday with funeral service to follow at 5...
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Jack Willard Laws

December 17, 1944 - August 27, 2013

Jack Willard Laws, age 68 of Sevierville, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Mr. Laws was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church. He was a founding member of the Southern Gospel group, The Inspirations Quartet. He was preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Bana Laws. Survivors: Wife: Brenda Carr Laws Children: Barry Laws and wife Tammy, Jesse Inman and wife Kela, Hollie Sparks and...
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James Wave Owens

August 19, 1939 - August 27, 2013

James Wave Owens, age 74 of Sevierville passed away Tuesday August 27, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Owens. Survivors: Children: Jimmy Owens, Nancy Hurst and husband Rick, Danny Owens, Jamie Owens Grandchildren: Jedidiah Owens, Christopher Owens, Danielle McCarter and husband Casey, Logan Wilson, Jordan Chapman Special family: Pauline, David and Linda Rogers, Sandra and...
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John Hulet Bradley

October 25, 1936 - August 26, 2013

John Hulet Bradley, age 76 of Pigeon Forge, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Mr. Bradley was a devout witness and faithful disciple of Christ and prayer warrior. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Sevierville. Mr. Bradley was a retired veteran of the United States Navy. He served in Iraq during Desert Storm. He was retired from the Sevier County School...
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David Lynn Proffitt

May 4, 1957 - August 23, 2013

David Lynn Proffitt, age 56 of Sevierville, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Dale Howard; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lon and Helen Howard. Survivors include: Wife, Betty Proffitt Son, Trevor Proffitt and wife Samantha Daughter, Chelsea Proffitt Granddaughter, Maggie Mae Proffitt Parents, Denzil and Otha Proffitt Sister, Janice Lindsey and...
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Donald Ray Hancock

September 20, 1933 - August 22, 2013

Donald Ray Hancock, age 79 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents Ed Hancock and Ruth Veach and wife Edna Hancock. Survivors include: Wife: June Hancock Daughter: Sherri Jones and husband Terry Sons: Gary Hancock and wife Beverly, Jim Hancock and fiancé Carrie Clark Grandchildren: Bryan and Megan Hancock, Chris Hancock, Kira and Wes...
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Rebecca Temple Whaley

January 7, 1947 - August 22, 2013

Rebecca Weaver Whaley, age 66 of Gatlinburg, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 at her home. She was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church. Rebecca was a loving mother, and known as "Superman Granny" to her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Whittman Gordon Whaley Survivors: Daughter: Angela Whaley Son and daughter-in-law: Aaron and Stephanie Whaley...
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Ralph Edward Reagan

April 3, 1953 - August 19, 2013

Long time and much loved Pigeon Forge business owner, Ralph Edward Reagan, passed away quietly at his home on Old Mountain Road, Sevierville early Monday morning, August 19, 2013. He owned and operated the Green Valley Restaurant from the 1970's through the 1990's. The restaurant, which his family owned and operated, was started by his mother and father in 1953 and was one of the first...
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Ann Myers Lanier

August 19, 1924 - August 19, 2013

Ann Myers Lanier, age 89, passed away Monday August 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lanier Sr., parents, John and Cleo Myers, brothers, Sherman, Bruce, and Elmer Lee Myers, sisters, Mary Jane Miller, and Carolyn Deporter. Survivors: Children: Jerry and Barbara Scott, Helen and Leroy Roberts, Velma Mae and Larry Drinnen, Danny Scott, Karol and Jean Scott, Jackie and Judy...
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Ruth Payne

January 4, 1923 - August 19, 2013

Ruth Payne, age 90, of Sevierville, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013 after a brief illness. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sevierville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Judge H. Payne and Velma Covington Payne and brother, Roland Payne. Survivors: Special friend: Raymond Garza Cousins: Anna Ruth (Tootsie) Sims, Libby Chadwell, Beverly Kington, C.E. Payne, J...
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Clara Breeden Adams

October 24, 1938 - August 18, 2013

Clara Mae Breeden Adams, age 74 of Sevier County, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, August 18, 2013. She was born and raised in the hills and hollers of the Jones Cove Community, attended school at Crockettsville and graduated from Sevier County High School. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Clara loved to quilt, sew, cook and garden. She could grow any flower, in any season,...
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Bobbie Ellis

January 31, 1931 - August 17, 2013

Bobbie Jean Ellis, age 82 of Knoxville passed away Saturday August 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hollis and Onalee Laugherty and granddaughter, Ashley Rose. Survivors: Husband: Paul Ellis Children: Carol Rose and husband Robert, Michael Ellis and wife Cheryl, David Ellis Grandchildren: Derek Rose, Jason Rose, Rachel Ballard and husband Stephen, Amanda Roach and...
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Shannon Dale Parton

August 5, 1974 - August 17, 2013

Shannon Dale Parton, age 39 of Gatlinburg, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. He was the owner of Kear's Broom Shop in Gatlinburg. Survived by: Parents: Brenda and Fred Parton Brother: Monie Parton and wife Maureen Niece: Blake Cole Several aunts, uncles, and cousins In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Cartertown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o William G. Huskey, 784 Caney...
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Fern Lowe Loveday

April 22, 1934 - August 17, 2013

Fern Lowe Loveday, age 79 of Sevierville passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. (Sambo) Loveday; parents, Cas and Sarah Lowe; brothers, Jay, Sherrill, Letcher, and James Lowe; and sister, Wanda Grant. Survived by: Son and daughter-in-law: Carl and Ruth Loveday Grandsons: Sammy Loveday and wife Leia, Edward Loveday and wife Jodi Great...
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Georgia Faye Green

April 15, 1935 - August 16, 2013

Georgia Faye Green, age 78 of Dandridge, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Green; parents, Henry and Allie Branch; sister, Janet Ball; and brother, Leonard Branch. Survived by: Sons: Amos Green and wife Linda, Buster Green and wife Ruth, and Coy Green Four grandchildren and three great grandchildren Sisters: Kathleen Justice, Arminda...
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Varnell Sutton

April 1, 1949 - August 15, 2013

Varnell Sutton, age 64 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. She is survived by: Daughter: Penny Hurst Son: Larry Lee Hurst Grandchildren: Simone, Michael, Anthony, Tyler, Tabitha and Jada Great-grandchildren: Damyen, Skyler, Lily Ann Brothers: Drewey Sutton and wife Iva, Cleo Sutton, Lawrence Sutton and wife Linda, Lester Sutton Sisters: Kathleen Mayfield and husband William,...
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Ruby Kate Kelly Whaley

July 27, 1931 - August 14, 2013

Ruby Kate Kelly Whaley age 82 of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville and a member of the Heaven Bound Singers and Triple L. Ruby was the former owner and operator of Town and Country Hair Designs for 25 years. She loved to travel and has visited 48 of the 50 states and several countries. She was preceded in death by her...
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