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Eleanor R. Vigh

May 23, 1929 - August 22, 2014

Eleanor R. Vigh, went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2014 in Mississippi. She was married to the late Reverend Frank S. Vigh who pastored at Clover Hill Presbyterian Church in Maryville from 1978 until retirement. Born May 23, 1929, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, she graduated from business college and was a member of Eastern Star. Eleanor was an avid bird lover, gardener, and loved to cook for...
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Betty Nell Hitch Headrick

August 30, 1935 - August 22, 2014

Betty Nell Hitch Headrick, 78, of Maryville, Tennessee passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home. She was born and spent her entire life on the family farm that later became Wallace Hills Golf Course which was always so very dear to her. Betty Nell grew up in the Fairview Community, graduated from Maryville High School, and attended Maryville College. She married her high school...
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Dorothy Jones Mullican

October 5, 1924 - August 20, 2014

Dorothy ("Dot") Jones Mullican passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Akers Mullican, and her parents, Clyde Sutton Jones and Johnnie Ida Jones; son, Thomas Sutton Mullican; and brother, James Jones. She is survived by son, Bill Akers Mullican, daughter-in-law Ann Proffitt Mullican; granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Mullican and...
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Ralph Eugene Easterday

April 10, 1927 - August 15, 2014

Ralph Eugene Easterday, of Maryville, passed away August 15, 2014. Born April 10, 1927 in Knoxville, Tennessee, Mr. Easterday was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Margaret Easterday. Mr. Easterday is survived by his wife of 66 years, Geraldine Long Easterday; daughters - Nancy (John) Howell and Kathy (Rickey) Carver; grandchildren - Kevin (Lindsay) Howell, Jennifer (Bernie) Gladden,...
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Betty Ruth Mills

June 18, 1936 - August 13, 2014

Betty R. Mills, age 78 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Blount Memorial Transitional Care. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Mill, Jr.; daughters, Robin Gillespie and Kathy Waddell; grandson, Scott Caldwell; parents, Willard Sr. and Hazel King; brothers, Don and Willard King; sisters, Dorothy Loveless, Willadean Quagliana, Delores Frazier and Evelyn Jones....
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Martha Milligan

January 19, 1913 - August 11, 2014

Martha (Tootsie) Smallwood Milligan died at the age of 101 at Asbury Health Care Center in Maryville, TN on August 11, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, TN on January 13, 1913, the eldest child of Lemuel Clayton (L C) and Elizabeth Smallwood. As a young girl she attended Bright School and Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga and later graduated from Marjorie Webster College in Washington D...
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Paul Anthony Clampet, Sr.

December 15, 1963 - August 11, 2014

Paul Anthony Clampet, Sr., age 50 of Maryville, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Clampet, Sr. and mother, Evelyn King Clampet. Survivors include his wife, Pam Clampet; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Kim Clampet; son, Tyler Clampet; daughter and son-in-law, April and Brian Dotson; daughters, Brandy Ford, Kassie...
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Buell Brown

June 12, 1938 - August 11, 2014

Buell "Red" Brown, age 76 of Maryville, born in Blairsville, GA, on June 12, 1938, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014, at Blount Transitional Care. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lela Brown, brothers, James Robert and Arnold Rufus and sister, Anna Mae Norton. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carolyn; two children, Karen Ogle and husband Ronnie Ogle; son, Thomas...
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Joe Richard Burns

December 4, 1936 - August 10, 2014

Joe Richard Burns, age 77 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Nannie Burns; daughter and son-in-law, Marla and Jerry Roberts; son, John Burns; granddaughter, Erin Roberts; grandson, Kurt Roberts; great grandson, Alex Rudd; sister, Susie Marsh. Family and friends will meet at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Salem Baptist Cemetery for a graveside...
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Charles Clifford Tulloch

September 12, 1933 - August 9, 2014

Charles Clifford Tulloch of Maryville, age 80, passed away into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, August 9, 2014 at U.T. Hospital. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Alcoa, a retired Deacon and held many other positions at Central Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff and Maude Tulloch; brother, Robert Tulloch. He is survived by his...
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Clark E. Stapleton

March 27, 1936 - August 6, 2014

Clark E. Stapleton, age 78 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at U. T. Medical Center. He was retired from Marketing Specialist as a Food Broker; was a member of Friendsville Friends Meeting House (Quaker) and was with the Friendship Choir singing group. He loved the Lord, his family, his Church family, fishing, hunting and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his...
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Virginia Riddle Hall

March 8, 1922 - August 2, 2014

Virginia Riddle Hall, age 92, of Maryville, passed away, Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 8, 1922 in Rush Springs, Oklahoma to Julian Barker Riddle and Laura Irene Garner Riddle, who both preceded her in death. She had siblings, Julia Theresa Riddle, William Wakefield Garner Riddle, and Julian Marie Riddle, who preceded her in death. Virginia...
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Margaret Greene Sullivan

March 29, 1928 - August 2, 2014

Sullivan, Margaret Greene age 86 of Maryville passed away Saturday August 2, 2014 at home. She is preceded in death by her husband Luke Sullivan, parents Isaac and Hassel Greene, sisters, Anna Lou O'Neal, Evelyn Maltman, Norma Greene, Ruth Hundley, Jean Sparks and brother Jack Greene. She is survived by her daughter Rhonda Sullivan and daughter and son in law Janice and Kirk Wenzel. Grandsons...
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Laura Elizabeth Rainwater Trundle

December 5, 1935 - July 31, 2014

Laura Elizabeth Rainwater Trundle, of Maryville, passed away July 31, 2014. She was born on December 5, 1935, in Sevierville, TN. Laura was preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Anna Marshall Rainwater and her sister, Nancy Jane Rainwater Gilliam. Laura is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Nelson Trundle, her children and spouses, Nancy Jane and Jim Hewitt, John Stephen and Robin...
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Jonas Lee Hicks

May 29, 1930 - July 27, 2014

The Reverend Jonas Lee Hicks, 84, of Maryville, TN, passed away July 27, 2014, at Morningview Transitional Care Center. An ordained minister, he pastored Marbledale Church of God, was the former pastor of Foothills Church of God and served as assistant pastor at Third Street Baptist Church. His faith remained an abiding source of strength and pleasure to him into his last days and hours. He...
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Elizabeth Ann Henry

December 29, 1973 - July 25, 2014

Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Henry-age 40 of Maryville, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Campbell Home. Preceded in death by her uncles, Jesse O. Stephens and Mike Stephens; grandfather, Otis L. Henry Sr. Survived by daughter, Makenziee Henry; father and mother, Charles and Mary Ann Miller; Adam and Angela Campbell and their children Kaitlin, Adrian, and Eli; Sister and brother-in-law,...
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Patti Treadway

June 30, 1940 - July 24, 2014

Patti Treadway, age 74 of Maryville, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Maryville. She was a member of Louisville United Methodist Church, Louisville, GA. She taught Sunday School and served as Church musician at several churches where she and her husband served. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph M. and Martha Runyon Patton. ...
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Richard Carl Lawson

April 25, 1954 - July 22, 2014

Richard "Ricky" Lawson, age 60 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Maggie Cox Lawson and brother, Floyd Lawson. Survivors include his wife, Crystal Lawson; sons, Hayden Lawson and Jamie Lawson; daughter, Monica Lawson; stepson, Thomas Hollowell; brother and sister-in-law, David and Susie Lawson; brother...
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Mary Alyce Hyatt

March 13, 1937 - July 18, 2014

Hyatt, Mary Alyce age 77 of Alcoa passed away Friday July 18th 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a retired banking officer for Alcoa Bank. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Hyatt, parents Lloyd and Rose Patty, son in law Franklin Bryant. She is survived by her daughter Karen Bryant, nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. Special friends, Ann Wade, Shirley Smith and Shelia...
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Jane Balch Purkey

January 6, 1930 - July 17, 2014

Jane Balch Purkey, 84, passed from this life on July 17, 2014, at Asbury Place Assisted Living Facility with loving family by her side. Born on January 6, 1930, in Laughman, FL. Jane lived most of her life in Morristown, TN, and the last 15 years in Maryville. Her purpose in life was to love and care for others, a goal achieved through her devotion to family and friends and through her work as...
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Gerry Ann Barrett Ferrell

August 16, 1935 - July 16, 2014

Gerry Ann Barrett Ferrell, age 78, Rockford, TN, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church (Maryville, TN) and Northminster Presbyterian Church (Macon, GA). Gerry was a devoted Al-anon member for over 30 years. Her deep spiritual (Christian) devotion was the foundation for the graciousness, generosity, devotion, wisdom, humor, and love that she...
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Alena Faye Rowan

October 1, 1914 - July 13, 2014

Alena Faye Rowan, 99 of Delray Beach, FL, passed away peacefully at Abbey Delray Health-center on Sunday, July 13, under Hospice Care. She was born in Grainger County, TN, October 1914. She was a war bride and married Lt. Ralph Rowan (while he was Assistant Base Operations officer at the Avon Park Army Air Corp training center) during the Second World War in Highlands County, FL in 1943. ...
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Mary Louise Masterson

July 1, 1928 - July 9, 2014

Mary Louise Masterson passed away July 9, 2014 at Alpha House memory care facility in Ashland, Virginia, where she resided since July 2009. She was age 86. Born July 1, 1928, in Maryville, Tenn., to Annis Winifred (Smelcer) Bryant and Charles Blanton Bryant, she walked to Fort Craig Elementary School and "all over town," as she fondly remembered. Graduating from Maryville High School, she...
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Joseph Lee Salser

July 17, 1949 - July 3, 2014

Joseph Lee Salser, age 64, of Maryville passed away at home on Thursday, July 3, 2014 of natural causes. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, he will missed by many.He was preceded in death by his father, James Salser; brother, James Salser Jr., and first wife, Ellen Salser. He is survived by mother, Mary Zarndt Salser of Ravenswood, WV; wife, Susan Miller Salser; daughter Cheryl Salser and...
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Betty Jo Douglass Daguio

May 24, 1937 - June 30, 2014

Betty Jo (Douglass) Daguio, age 77 of Maryville, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Everett Hills Baptist Church, sang with the Transformers and was a volunteer at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ben Blankenship and Emil Daguio; parents, Albert and Essie Mae Self Douglass; sister, Essie Ruth Fraker; brother,...
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Franklin Delano Williams

November 2, 1937 - June 30, 2014

Franklin Delano "F.D." Williams, age 76 of Maryville, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a founding member of Maryville Baptist Tabernacle, attended New Hope Baptist Church and was retired from Vulcan Materials. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Louise Williams; daughter, Janice Ketner; father, Cami Hughes; mother, Novella Williams Hutchens;...
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Lois Everett Tipton

February 25, 1937 - June 26, 2014

Lois "Faye" Everett Tipton, born February 25, 1937, went to her heavenly home June 26, 2014, at Kindred Healthcare-Maryville. Faye graduated from Walland High School, was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church and was retired from 1st Tennessee Bank. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Clementine McIntosh Everett, Joe and Susan Everett Henry; parents, John and Joe Henry...
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Helen Elizabeth Southwood

February 8, 1921 - June 25, 2014

Helen Elizabeth Southwood, 93, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, peacefully as Asbury Place Health Center. She was born in Upton, MA, graduated from Framingham State Teachers College, and met her husband, Al, in Boston during World War II. They were married the same year and after the war moved to Indianapolis to be closer to Al's family. They were married 67 years and had three children,...
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James A. Triplett

October 5, 1925 - June 18, 2014

James A. Triplett, age 88 of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Fairpark. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during World War II, was a 50 year member of Rockford Masonic Lodge #469 and was retired from TVA as a construction foreman. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Triplett; sisters, Hope White and Jackie Oglesby. ...
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Myrtle June Bostic Cross

January 30, 1932 - June 16, 2014

Myrtle June (Bostic) Cross 82, of Maryville, TN went home to be with the Lord on June 16, 2014. She was born January 30, 1932 in Warren, Michigan the daughter of the late Ernest & Ina (Chaffee) Bostic. She graduated from Ava High School, Ava, Missouri. She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island, IL. While residing with her son and daughter-in-law Bill and Cheryl White in Maryville...
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Mary Ruth Gordy Huffstetler

June 27, 1940 - June 16, 2014

Mary Ruth Gordy Huffstetler, age 73 of Alcoa, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at home. She was a member of Mountain View Christian Church and was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Josephine Henry Gordy; brother, Frank Gordy; sisters, Emma Monday and Iva Gordy. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Lester C. Huffstetler; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Kent Davis;...
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Faye Almeda McMurray

April 15, 1930 - June 16, 2014

Faye Almeda McMurray, age 84 of Maryville, passed away on Monday June 16, at Morningview Transitional Care Center. She was born on April 15, 1930 in Maryville, TN. Almeda was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She adored her family and shared her love with each of them. Almeda served her family and friends with her...
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Mary Maxine Boring Mann

May 13, 1928 - June 14, 2014

Mary Maxine Boring Mann of 1301 Huffstetler Rd, Maryville, Tennessee passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Maxine was a member of Kagley's Chapel Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who never met a stranger and loved talking with people and making friends. She was born on May 13, 1928,...
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Landon Lawson

May 7, 1947 - June 14, 2014

Landon "Pete" Lawson - age 67 of Walland passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at his home. He was a member of Rio Revolution Church where he served as deacon and a member of the praise team. He served 5 years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era and worked 37 years at Harrison Construction retiring as Vice President of Operations. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl J. Lawson;...
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Ruby Lucille Crye

November 22, 1921 - June 13, 2014

Ruby Lucille Crye, age 92 of Rockford died Friday, June 13, 2014, at Asbury Place. She was a beautician for many years before devoting her time to her home and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred William Crye; parents, Sam and Flossie Manis. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Debi Crye of Rockford, Jim and Lynne Crye of Greensboro, NC; Grandchildren,...
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Juanita Potter Blair

September 22, 1929 - June 12, 2014

Juanita Potter Blair, age 84 of Maryville, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care-Maryville. She was a member of Old Piney Baptist Church and retired from CVS, previously called Revco. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Lee and Ada Hall Potter; brother, Fred E. Potter and sister, Faye Long. Survivors include her son, Donald L. "Donnie" Blair; grandson,...
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Sarah Catherine Crisp

March 3, 1941 - June 8, 2014

Sarah Catherine Parrott Crisp, age 73 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at U. T. Medical Center. She attended Smoky View Baptist Church and she loved her dogs. She was preceded in death by her dad, Freeman Parrott, mom, Lina McClure Anderson and brother, Charles David McClure. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Wade M. Crisp, Jr.; son, Stephen Crisp and wife Misty;...
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Allen Richard Hill

May 26, 1941 - June 7, 2014

Allen Richard Hill age 73 of Maryville passed away Saturday June 7, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon Hill and Sally (Bert) Johnson Hill. Sisters, Leona Hill and Infant Hill. He is survived by his wife Iona Hill, children Lisa Hill (Mario Ciampini), Michelle (Tom) Berry and Heather (Larry) Ganan. Grandchildren, Andrew Wirth, Sydney Berry, Renee...
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Raymond A. Young

June 18, 1937 - June 4, 2014

Raymond A. Young "Sonny", 76, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Trula, son Mark, daughter in law Bridget, grandchildren Livia and Luke who were the light of his life, sisters Phyllis West, Vada Mills, and Linda Webb (Johnny), brother in law David Mills, and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Gladys...
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Mary Lee Coleman

July 8, 1930 - June 3, 2014

Mary Lee Coleman age 83, born July 8, 1930 in the Loyston Community of Union County, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. As a small child she moved with her family to Blount County when Norris Dam was built. She graduated from Everett High School in 1948 and Maryville College in 1952. Mary Lee taught piano until her retirement and loved all her friends at the produce...
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Jeffrey Wayne Collins

June 14, 1967 - June 1, 2014

Jeffrey Wayne Collins, 47, died suddenly Saturday, May 31, 2014. He was a graduate of Heritage High School. He served in the United States Air Force for six years with tours in Guam and California. Jeff was an avid Tennessee Football fan and enjoyed watching the games with his family and collecting UT memorabilia. He is survived by his wife, Becky Collins, Maryville; stepson, James, Maryville...
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Michael Ray Hunt

July 3, 1956 - June 1, 2014

Michael Ray Hunt, age 57, of Friendsville, died peacefully following a short illness on Sunday, June 1, 2014. He loved his family and worked hard to provide for them. He was an electrician for ALCOA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Benson Hunt; father, Bill Ray Hunt and grandparents, Ollie and Ada White and William T. and Lois Hunt. Survivors include his children, daughter, Dana...
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Joyce Ann Dineen

April 13, 1937 - May 31, 2014

Joyce Tallent Dineen-age 77 passed away at her home Saturday, May 31st, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Harold and Ina Sands; brother, Edward Sands; late husbands, Charles Kidd and Carl Tallent. She is survived by husband, Russell Dineen; daughter, Terry Kidd Jones and husband Russ Jones; the light of her life, grandson, Taylor Jones; sister, Phyllis Hodge; special...
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Gladys Marie Gibson Keller

May 9, 1932 - May 28, 2014

Gladys Marie (Gibson) Keller, age 82, passed away at her home on May 28, 2014, with her loving family by her side. Gladys was a member of Old Piney Grove Baptist Church where she loved to sing the Church choir. She loved singing, quilting, and most of all she loved her family. Gladys was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ervil Keller; father and mother, Henderson and Nellie Russell...
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Kenneth Doyle Taylor

July 27, 1935 - May 26, 2014

Kenneth Doyle Taylor, age 78 of Louisville, TN, passed away at Blount Memorial Hospital, May 26, 2014. He was retired from Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO, and was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaylon and Kent Elizabeth Taylor; two sisters, Angie Van Dyke and Mary Hicks. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lavonne Ramey...
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Theodore Ted Langford

May 17, 1921 - May 26, 2014

Theodore (Ted) Langford, 93, of Varnell, Ga., formerly a longtime resident of Maryville, TN, passed away Monday morning at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Ga. A World War II U.S. Army veteran serving in Italy and France, Ted was retired from ALCOA. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Alcoa, Tn, and he was a Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Emily Margaret...
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Glen L. Valentine

December 6, 1919 - May 21, 2014

Mrs. Glen Valentine, age 94, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Rev. Ray Valentine; son, J. W. Valentine; parents, Connie and Sarah Yates and 6 brothers and 5 sisters. Survivors are son and spouse, Curtis and Mildred Valentine; daughter and spouse, Sarah Ann and Paul Garland;...
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Wayne W. Forshay

December 14, 1919 - May 17, 2014

Wayne W. Forshay, age 94, passed away May 17, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He attended the University of Missouri before joining the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a longtime employee of United Airlines. He was a former member of Alcoa Kiwanis and a long time member of New Providence Presbyterian Church where he served as a...
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Maurine Hintz

April 10, 1919 - May 15, 2014

Hintz, Maurine-age 95 passed away peacefully on May 15th, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Maurine was preceded in death by her devoted husband Lee Hintz and dear siblings, sister Vivian Stephens and brother Donald Nordlund. She is survived by her children, daughter Jan Simpson (Don Simpson), son Lee Hintz, granddaughter Melissa Martinez (Steve Martinez), grandsons Greg Tronson, Julian...
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Ellis N. Evans, Jr.

November 25, 1928 - May 12, 2014

Ellis N. Evans, Jr., age 85, of Greenback, loving husband, father, grandfather and devoted servant of our Lord Jesus Christ went to be with the Lord May 12, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and an ordained deacon and Sunday School teacher for over 45 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Lee Evans; granddaughter, April Evans;...
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James William Simerly

July 10, 1933 - May 11, 2014

James William "Jimmy" Simerly, age 80 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at home. James attended school in Friendsville, TN. In the 1950's he joined the U. S. Navy and served for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Taylor and Beatrice Baldwin Simerly; son, William Taylor Simerly; daughter, Cindy Brown; stepson, Cris Casell and sister, Sally Cornett. Survivors...
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Billy Rex Boling

January 6, 1937 - May 10, 2014

Bill Rex Boling - age 77 of Knoxville passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at U.T. Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his sons Benny and Brian Boling. He is survived by his wife, Kay Boling. Daughter, Brandy Boling and sons Billy Boling Jr., Dee Dee Boling, R.H. Boling and Jereniah Boling. The family and friends will meet at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Ellejoy Cemetery for a graveside service...
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Doris Rogers Badgett

October 28, 1921 - May 9, 2014

Doris Rogers Badgett, born October 28, 1921, passed away May 9, 2014. She was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church and Blount Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard M. and Nancy Davis Rogers; husband, Harry R. Badgett and brother, Fred Rogers. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Rick Ayres; sisters, Jean Pryor of Maryville...
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Charles S. McCammon

November 16, 1919 - May 1, 2014

Dr. Charles S. McCammon, 94, a career medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, died on May 1, 2014. He was born on Nov. 6, 1919 in Maryville, TN, and graduated from Maryville College. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 1945 and a masters in Public Health Administration from the University of California, Berkeley in 1952 and became board certified in...
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Keith L. Patterson

December 22, 1929 - April 28, 2014

Keith L. Patterson, 84, passed away at Blount Memorial Hospital on April 28, 2014. Born in Alba Missouri, he served with the U.S. Air Force stationed in Japan during the Korean Conflict; he completed his service stationed at McGhee Tyson AFB. He retired from the US Postal Service, after serving 25 years as the Friendsville Postmaster. He was preceded in death by his son, Philip H. Patterson. ...
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Earnel K. Freeman

March 6, 1943 - April 27, 2014

Earnel K. "Ernie" Freeman, age 71 of Friendsville, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Ft. Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City. He was retired from ALCOA with 32 years of service and was a member of the 25 Year Service Club. He was an avid fisherman. Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his parents, Earnel L. and Charlie A. Freeman and sister, Anna Marie Carlisle. Survivors include his...
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Ray C. Morgan

April 21, 1920 - April 27, 2014

Ray C. Morgan, age 94 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation- Fairpark. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Jessie Modean Morgan; son, Billy Ray Morgan, Sr.; and parents, Grover and Della Jane Morgan. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Morgan Lane and husband Ronald; son, Jerry Lee Morgan; grandchildren, Frank Ray Morgan, Sherri...
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C. R. Carver

September 10, 1926 - April 27, 2014

C. R. "Bud" Carver, 87, of Greenback passed away at the family home Sunday morning April 27, 2014. Bud was retired from CSX Transportation (formerly L&N Railroad) and a member of Pine Grove Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, James M. and Ada Carver and brothers, Elzie Carver, Henry Emerson Carver, and R. D. Carver. He is survived by his wife of 64 years,...
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Darnold Obrian Wall

March 28, 1931 - April 24, 2014

Darnold Obrian Wall, age 83 of Maryville, TN, passed away Thursday morning, April 24, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was retired from the U. S. Navy with 22 years service and was a member of Carpenters Campground United Methodist Church of Maryville, TN. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Margaret Kluttz Wall of Maryville; son, Tim Wall (Marilyn) of Clarksburg, WV; daughter, Linda...
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Maurice Ray Headrick

April 6, 1947 - April 23, 2014

Maurice Ray Headrick, age 67, born April 6, 1947, passed away Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Irene Headrick; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Phyliss Headrick; brother, William John Headrick; brother-in-law, Wells Waters. Survived by fiancé, Norma Wilkie; sister, Virginia Ruth Waters; sister and brother-in-law,...
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Donald Brackett Ross

June 27, 1941 - April 22, 2014

Dr. Donald Brackett Ross, age 72 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, with his wife and family by his side. Donald was born to the late James Ralph and Elizabeth Beatrice Ross, June 27, 1941, in Maryville, TN. Donald graduated from Maryville High School in 1959. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BS in Finance. After college, he served his country honorably...
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Patricia Ann McCoy Phinney

November 4, 1954 - April 22, 2014

Patricia (Patty) Ann McCoy Phinney, age 59, of Maryville, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, with her husband and family by her bedside. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Marshaline McCoy; brothers, Richard Wayne McCoy, Mike McCoy, Rev David McCoy, and Earl McCoy, Jr.; sister, Linda Hand; brother-in-law, Douglas Phinney; sister-in-law, Carol...
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Merilyn Deloris Boring Spradlin

April 22, 1937 - April 20, 2014

Merilyn Deloris Boring Spradlin, age 76 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Kindred Care. She was a member of Gospel Temple. Preceded in death by her parents, Zeke and Stella Boring; son, Steve Spradlin; brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Sue Boring; brothers-in-law, Homer Crowder, Roy Anthony, and Keith Hall. She is survived by her husband, George Lee Spradlin; daughters...
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Jessie Hyatt Henry

November 17, 1931 - April 17, 2014

Jessie (Jean) Hyatt Henry, age 82 of Alcoa, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a wonderful loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde H. Henry, Jr.; granddaughter, Megan Teffeteller; brothers, Ralph Hyatt, James Hyatt, and Gordon Hyatt; sister, Bobbie Hyatt. Survivors include her sons, David Henry and wife Debbie...
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Miriam Bedinger Williamson

November 18, 1919 - April 16, 2014

Miriam Bedinger Williamson, age 94, of Maryville, Tennessee, died April 16, 2014, at Asbury Place. She was born on November 18, 1919, in Asheville, North Carolina, when her parents were on furlough from their mission station in the Belgian Congo. She was a graduate of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, BA, 1941, Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia, Master's degree,...
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Catherine Marie Waggoner

April 27, 1931 - April 16, 2014

Catherine Marie Waggoner, 82, of Knoxville, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Sterling House, Maryville, TN. She was born on April 27, 1931 in Knoxville, TN to the late Harvey and Myrtle Waggoner. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Cooper and Dorothy Estes. She lived her entire life in the Knoxville area. She graduated from Rule High School and was a member of Belmont Heights...
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Charles Edward Conley

April 24, 1945 - April 16, 2014

Charles Edward "Ed" Conley, 68, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 16, 2014. He was born on April 24, 1945, retired from ALCOA and was preceded in death by his son, Brian Conley. He was a wonderful loving and caring husband, dad and granddad who took great care of his family. He will be incredibly missed. Survivors include wife of 43 years, Brenda Conley; daughter, Angela Conley and...
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Nancy Lee Thomas

November 1, 1937 - April 15, 2014

Nancy Lee Thomas, age 76 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Fairpark. She was preceded in death by her father, James H. Bunch; mother, Veresia Bunch; sister, Doris Bunch and grandson, William R. Thomas, II. Survivors include her husband, William R. Thomas; son, William D. Thomas and wife Shirley; daughter, Melinda Thomas Sarles and husband...
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Bill D. Simerly

April 10, 1936 - April 15, 2014

Bill D. Simerly, age 78 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Friendsville, a graduate of Everett High School Class of 1956 and retired from ALCOA with 32 years of service. Mr. Simerly enjoyed traveling in an RV and growing tomatoes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Mary Simerly and brother, Richard Simerly. ...
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W. Frank Pierce

July 26, 1931 - April 14, 2014

W. Frank Pierce, age 82 of Friendsville, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at home. He was a member of Big Springs Presbyterian Church and was a retired Security Guard for ALCOA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Betty Rowland Pierce; daughter, Judy Hall; parents, Floyd and Bardia Coulter Pierce. Survivors include his daughter, Carol Oliver and husband David; son-in-law,...
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Kenneth Clay Anderson

May 19, 1929 - April 12, 2014

Kenneth Clay Anderson - age 84 of Maryville passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Borden Anderson; parents, W.E. and Edith Anderson; sister, Nancy Wallace; brother, Billy T. Anderson. Survivors include his son, Thomas Anderson; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Larry Effler, Janet and Phil Campbell, Cindy and Gary Williams, Jennifer and Brian...
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Fred Millard Patty, Jr.

February 5, 1946 - April 10, 2014

Fred Millard Patty, Jr., age 68, died 10 April 2014 peacefully at his home in Greenback, TN. He was the son of Fred Millard Patty, Sr. and Bessie Pauline Coltharp Patty who preceded him in death. He was a 1964 graduate of Everett High School before entering the Marine Corps achieving the rank of Sergeant. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the 3rd Marine Division from 1966 to 1970. ...
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Ruth Legg Trent

September 25, 1917 - April 10, 2014

Ruth Legg Trent died on April 10, 2014 at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Eggleston Legg and Catherine Whitson Legg and her husband, Alexander B. Trent. She is survived by nieces. Born in Charleston, SC, Ruth was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and worked as a librarian at the Knoxville Public Library. Family and friends will meet at 11:00 a.m....
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Wilma Weeks Hipps James

August 17, 1938 - April 7, 2014

Wilma Weeks Hipps James, age 76 of Louisville, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Odie and Charlotte Weeks; husband of 33 years, John W. (Bud) Hipps; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survivors include her husband, Joe L. James; stepdaughter, Elaine Dagley; stepsons, David W. Hipps and Ted Hipps; brother, Clyde Weeks, Jr. and wife Mable; several...
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Richard Albert Daugherty

November 15, 1944 - April 6, 2014

Dr. Richard Albert Daugherty, age 69 of Louisville, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at home. He was a graduate of Alcoa High School, The University of Tennessee, and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. He owned and operated Airport Animal Clinic, where he practiced veterinary medicine for 40 years. He was past President of the Tennessee Cattlemen's...
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James Baker

January 22, 1963 - April 5, 2014

James Douglas Baker age 51 of Maryville passed away Saturday April 5, 2014 in Muncy IN. He attended Faith Promise Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Nita Baker. He is survived by his children, Dustin Baker and Fiancé Brittany Michelle Tilley, Dreama Baker and Dylan Baker, brother, Fred Baker and wife Christine, sister, Suzie and husband David Lawson, Pamela...
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Barbara Turbyfill

November 2, 1934 - April 4, 2014

Barbara Turbyfill- age 79 of Alcoa, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at home. She was preceded in death by her husband Andy Turbyfill and son A. L. Turbyfill, parents Dewey and Ida Finchum, brother Dewey Finchum and sisters Loretta Dyer and Eva Finchum. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Mike and Kathy Starr, grandchildren, Sam and Andy Turbyfill, Beth Myers and Rebecca Peters. 7...
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Robert Clyde Gibbs

October 9, 1938 - April 4, 2014

Robert Clyde Gibbs-age 75 of Maryville, passed away Friday, April, 4, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was retired from ALCOA, loved fishing and hunting, the Lady Vols, and gospel music. Preceded in death by parents, Mary Jane and Clyde Gibbs. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Barbara Gibbs; his children, Greg and Lori Gibbs, Julie and Jeff Sherman, Rhonda and Lynn Harkleroad, Chuck...
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Nancy Jane Webb Roberts

February 23, 1954 - April 4, 2014

Nancy Jane Webb Roberts, age 60 of Sparta, TN, formerly of Maryville, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry T. Webb; mother, Edith Waters Webb; father-in-law, Thomas Roberts; sister-in-law, Sue Davis Webb. Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Roberts; son, Seth Roberts; daughter, Sara Roberts; grandson, Jackson Duke of...
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Lillian Louise Tipton

February 10, 1933 - April 1, 2014

Lillian Louise Tipton, age 81 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was of Baptist Faith and a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Troy Tipton. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jill Tipton of Seymour; daughter, Sherry Tipton and friend Randall Brown of Walland; several grandchildren;...
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Dewey Paton Simpson

November 18, 1925 - March 31, 2014

Dewey Paton Simpson, a 34 year resident of Maryville, died March 31, 2014 at the Kindred Center. Mr. Simpson was born to William David and Mamie C. Young Simpson on November 18, 1925. He was one of 8 children born and raised in the Burt Community of Cannon County, Tennessee. Mr. Simpson grew up on a working farm and later graduated with a BS Degree in Agriculture and Biology from Middle...
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Betty June Rowland Pierce

April 25, 1932 - March 29, 2014

Betty June Rowland Pierce - age 81 of Friendsville passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Rowland; brothers, James “Jeep” Rowland, A.J. Rowland and Donald Rowland; sisters, Katherine “Polly” Houser, Juanita Robinson and Myrtle “Myrt” Settlemire; daughter, Judy Hall. ...
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Roger Frellen Simpson

October 30, 1951 - March 24, 2014

Roger Frellen Simpson, age 62 of Maryville, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, after battling cancer for more than two years. He graduated from Maryville High School in 1971, East TN State University on August 17, 1979 and was a professional truck driver for many years. Roger served his country four years in the United States Air Force rising to rank of Sergeant. He was preceded in death by...
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Norman Lee Cochran

December 1, 1923 - March 23, 2014

Norman Lee Cochran, 90, passed away March 23, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. Born Dec 1, 1923 in Alton IL the son of Cody and Pauline Cochran and brother of Howard Cochran and Unice Maxine Allen. He was a loving husband and a kind man to his family and friends. He was preceded in death by Reba Cochran, his wife of 54 years. He is survived by his son Brian, daughter-in-law Susan and his granddaughter...
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Bobilee K. Proffitt

March 11, 1923 - March 23, 2014

Bobilee Knabb Proffitt, age 91, passed away on March 23, 2014, at Shannondale of Maryville. Born in MacClenny, Florida, on March 11, 1923, Mrs. Proffitt came to Maryville to attend Maryville College where she graduated in 1944. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Davis Proffitt, her parents Robert Lee Knabb and Harriet Hawthorn Knabb, and brothers David and Ben Knabb. She is...
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Mary Brown Smith

February 5, 1927 - March 23, 2014

Mary Brown Smith, age 87 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church and a University of Tennessee graduate. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. O. “Bick” Smith, Jr.; parents, T. H. and Lela Murray Brown; brothers, Horace Brown, Tom Brown, Dr. Bob Brown. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and...
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Norman G. Hill

May 20, 1930 - March 22, 2014

Norman G. Hill age 83 of Friendsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a sudden illness at U.T. Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Plumer G. and Jenny Lind Anderson Hill; daughter, Angela Mary Hill. He was a member of Friendsville Friends Church and was a graduate of Friendsville Academy Class of 1948. He served in the United States Marine...
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Betty Ann Phipps

July 10, 1944 - March 19, 2014

Betty Ann Phipps, age 69 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, George “Bill” and Mildred McCampbell Phipps; brother, John Phipps and sister, Barbara Frank. Survivors include her brothers, Harry Phipps, Bob Phipps and wife Lossalie and Hugh Phipps; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends...
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Stephen Paul Gilmore

February 6, 1951 - March 18, 2014

Stephen Paul Gilmore, 63, resident of Maryville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Alcoa. Steve was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, February 6, 1951, son of Rev. O. Leland and Vera Mae Wilson Gilmore. He was preceded in death by his parents and by one brother, Daniel Darlington Gilmore of Marietta, Georgia. Steve grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia; Pineville, North Carolina; and...
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Virginia R. Rust

July 8, 1922 - March 18, 2014

Virginia R. Rust, age 91 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Fairpark. She was a graduate of Oregon State University and University of Oregon and a 30-year volunteer docent at the Scaife Gallery of the Carnegie Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lt. Howard Wood, USAF (DSC) and RDM2 Ambrose G. "Rusty" Rust,...
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Ervin Joseph Jeandron

November 29, 1956 - March 14, 2014

Ervin Joseph Jeandron received his angel wings on March 14, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital at 9:35 p.m. in Maryville, Tennessee after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. Beloved husband of Denise Sander Jeandron; loving father of Dayna Marie Jeandron and Lani Cecelia Jeandron; brother of Charlene Jeandron Bernard (Glenn); Millicent Jeandron Lusco (Tommy); son-in-law of Diane...
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John Max Burns

February 25, 1927 - March 14, 2014

John Max Burns, age 87 of Maryville, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. He was a member of Walland Methodist Church and was retired from ALCOA. He was preceded in death by his first wife Jarvis Holland Burns, brothers, Charles Luther Burns, Chester L. Burns, Maurice O’dell Burns, Glenn Wayne Burns and Ell Ray Burns. He is survived by his wife G. Marie Burns, daughter and son in...
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Joe W. Spence

June 9, 1923 - March 12, 2014

Joe W. Spence, age 90 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home. He was the longest living in the Spence family, was a member of New Bethel Methodist Church, Dayton, TN and retired from P.S. Scales after 331/2 years. He loved farming, gardening and loved to visit his neighbors. He also loved playing with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delsie...
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Claiborne Lee Pittman

December 26, 1919 - March 8, 2014

Claiborne Lee Pittman, age 94, BSEE, BSME (U. of Arkansas) of Maryville, beloved husband and father, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Asbury Place of Maryville. He was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, past president of Kiwanis, Toastmaster, and was retired from ALCOA with 34 years of service having lived in Australia, Pittsburgh, and Texas. He was a veteran of World War II,...
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Beverley Pierce Woodruff

February 1, 1954 - March 8, 2014

Beverley Pierce Woodruff, 60, of Maryville passed away on March 8, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. After living with Parkinson’s disease for over 18 years, she has left her broken body behind. She is preceded in death by Grandparents, Claude and Jean Houston Bailey and George O. and Naomi Pierce; Father Kenneth ''Buddy'' Pierce; Brother Rodney Pierce; Father-in-law Charles Woodruff,...
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Claiborne Lee Pittman

December 26, 1919 - March 8, 2014

Claiborne Lee Pittman- age 94 of Maryville, beloved husband and father, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Asbury Place of Maryville. He was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, past president of Kiwanis, Toast Master, and was retired from ALCOA with 34 years of service having lived in Australia, Pittsburgh, and Texas. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army...
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Betty Jo Miller

April 20, 1928 - March 6, 2014

Betty Jo Miller, age 85 of Greenback, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at her home in Greenback. She was a longtime member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Preceded in death by her father, Joseph McCauley; mother, Della Dotson; brothers, Sid McCauley, Jay McCauley, Archy McCauley, Boyd Tipton, Ardele Tipton and sister, Elizabeth...
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Jonathan McArthur Graves

September 24, 1980 - March 6, 2014

Jonathan McArthur Graves, age 33 of Maryville, died at home Thursday, March 6, 2014, from complications of Myotonic Dystrophy. He was preceded in death by his father, Ed Graves; maternal grandparents, David and Grace McArthur and paternal grandparents, Edwin H. Jr., and Edith Graves. Survivors include his daughter, MiKayla Graves; mother, Alida M. Graves; brother, David G. Graves and wife...
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James Harold Tiny Kagley

April 19, 1933 - March 6, 2014

James Harold “Tiny” Kagley, age 80 of Maryville, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Arthur and Myrtle Raulston Kagley and brothers, Paul, Lloyd and Floyd Lee Kagley. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Jean Kagley; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Clifford Kagley; special sister-in-law, Joyce Ridge;...
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Jane Rita Bowling Gariety

February 12, 1932 - February 28, 2014

Jane Rita (Bowling) Gariety, 82, died peacefully of cancer on Friday, February 28, at home. Jane was born to the late Fred and Ora (Gilkey) Bowling, February 12, 1932, in Seymour, IN, the fourth of six children. She married the late Charles E. Gariety, MD, in 1954. Chuck and Jane raised a family in Piqua, OH, before retiring to Tennessee in 1989, to be near their favorite place of leisure, The...
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