Highland Memorial Parks

At Highland Memorial Parks, Funerals and Cremations, you will find a warm atmosphere, a highly experienced and caring staff and the convenience of planning all funeral and cemetery arrangements from one location. To better serve you, we offer three funeral home and cemetery facilities throughout the Knoxville area. At Highland Memorial Parks, Funerals and Cremations, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting any of our following locations. HIGHLAND MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS Highland Memorial Funeral Home was built on the grounds of Highland Memorial Park in the 1970s. Renovated in 1995, the funeral home offers a comforting environment. Inside the spacious chapel you will find a beautiful lighted stained-glass feature and seating for up to 250 guests. A large foyer with a fireplace is adjacent to the facility's three staterooms. A lounge area and kitchen are available for family use. Families consider Highland Memorial Park to be one of the most prestigious cemeteries in the Knoxville area. The well-manicured grounds encompass more than 114 rolling acres, which will allow the cemetery to grow for years to come. A large chapel mausoleum houses hundreds of spaces, as well as niches for those who select cremation. Often chosen because of its elegance, the Reflection Garden offers another form of memorialization. Private family mausoleums and estates are also available. Veterans are honored in a special garden. Traditional ground burial and a cremation garden can also be found at Highland Memorial Park. Highland Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is located in the downtown Knoxville area. HIGHLAND SOUTH MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS Highland South Funeral Home opened atop a hill on the grounds of Highland South Memorial Park in 1979. The building features a large viewing room, family lounge and a chapel with seating for 120 guests. Highland South Memorial Park was developed in 1965 and is comprised of 41 acres. The cemetery has the great Smokey Mountains as a backdrop. Many burial options are available at Highland South including traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, private family mausoleums and cremation niches. Highland South offers a beautiful fountain garden, and lovely statues can be found throughout the park. Highland South Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is conveniently located in South Knoxville on Chapman Highway and is also close to the Seymour community. HIGHLAND WEST MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS Built in the 1970s, Highland West offers families a large chapel and a visitation room adjacent to the lobby. Many families choose Highland West for its warm and cozy atmosphere. Established in the 1970s, Highland West Memorial Park is comprised of 22 acres, 12 of which are currently developed. Burial options include traditional ground burial, a veterans garden, private and community mausoleums and cremation niches. A fountain and statues contribute to the serene atmosphere of the park. Highland West Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is located in the West Knoxville area and also serves the communities of Cedar Bluff and Farragut.


Our Obituaries

Leroy Byrd

June 5, 2014

Leroy Byrd 79 of Knoxville passed away Thursday June 5, 2014 following an illness. Mr. Byrd was born in Tennessee to the late Melvin and Josephine Alred Byrd and had lived in the Knoxville area for 50 years. He was a retired boilermaker/welder with over 30years service at TVA. Leroy was a member of Boilermakers Local 453 and had served in the US Army in Korea. He was a member of Union Cumberland...
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Edna "Lou" Shipley

May 24, 2014

Edna "Lou" Shipley 72 of Knoxville passed away Saturday May 24, 2014. Lou was born in Johnson City TN and had lived in the Knoxville area for over 50 years; she was retired from retail sales. Lou is survived by 3 daughters; Rhonda Jane Cordero and husband Ben; Debra Kay Christopher and husband Jake; Sara Elizabeth Trail and husband Ott; sister Linda Sue Guinn; brother Billy Joe Guinn; 4 grand...
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Mary Frances Anderson

April 26, 1921 - May 21, 2014

Mary Frances Rogers Anderson of Farragut, Tennessee, age 93, passed away May 21, 2014. She was the daughter of Samuel and Lilly Rogers of Estill Springs, Tennessee. Frances was one of the original members of Farragut Church of Christ, and was a current member of Hardin Valley Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by husband Herman Anderson; mother Lilly Rogers; father Samuel Rogers;...
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Joseph F. "Frank" Birdwell

May 13, 2014

Joseph Franklin "Frank" Birdwell Sr. 88, of Knoxville passed away at his home in Knoxville. Frank was born in Bristol TN to the late W.R. and Stella Mae Simpson Birdwell. He was a longtime resident of the Knoxville area. Frank was a retired Tax Preparer, WWII Navy Veteran and a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Loretta Mc Devitt Birdwell; 2...
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James Clayton Marsh

March 20, 1949 - May 11, 2014

Marsh, James C., age 65, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Jim was retired from Swedish Match of North America and was an active member and past President of the Smoky Mountain Region PCA. He is preceded in death by parents, Dan and Elaine Marsh, and in-laws, Bob and Jacqueline Rider,...
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William Crowder

July 18, 1965 - May 11, 2014

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Jennifer Lynn Cooper

September 27, 1976 - May 6, 2014

Jennifer Lynn Cooper, age 37, of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. Jennifer loved crime novels, authors Stephen King, Ann Rice, Dean Koontz, and watching courtroom dramas. She enjoyed traveling, exploring new places, and time in the sun at the pool or lake. Jennifer enjoyed fishing, especially cat fishing, even more than her husband did most of the time. She loved talking to...
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Burness Sims

April 6, 2014

Burness Sims 70 of Knoxville went to be with his lord Sunday April 6th 2014. A native of Winder GA Burness had lived in Knoxville for 20 years. He was a US Air Force veteran having served in Vietnam. Mr. Sims was a member of Redemption Church in Knoxville. Burness was a retired sales representative for commercial tire products.Mr. sims is survived by his wife Patsy Hubbard Sims; daughters Patti...
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Bennett L. Crowder II

December 12, 1937 - April 5, 2014

Dr. Bennett L. Crowder, II, of Concord, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the age of 76. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Dr. Bennett L. Crowder, II Memorial Fund, Suntrust Bank, 320 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37923.
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Mike Luna

December 25, 1941 - April 4, 2014

LUNA, MIKE, born on 12/25/1941 (age 72), of Farragut, born in Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Friday, April 4th, 2014. He served in the Air Force, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and owned his own contracting business. Mike is preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Grace Luna, and brother Doug. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kyle Luna; sons, Greg and daughter-in-law Tracy Luna,...
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Robert Desborough Stephens

October 24, 1944 - March 31, 2014

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Richard "Dick" Flynn, Sr.

November 20, 1939 - March 30, 2014

Richard "Dick" Edward Flynn, Sr., age 74, of Knoxville, formerly of Brunswick, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 30th, 2014. Mr. Flynn was a United States Navy Veteran and retired from Georgia Pacific after 38 years of service. He is preceded in death by parents, James Paul and Louise Yeadon Flynn, son, Timothy Howard Flynn, and brothers, Jim and Robert Flynn. He is survived by his wife of...
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Walter Hodge

March 26, 2014

Walter Flemon Hodge Jr., 85, of Knoxville entered Heaven on Wednesday, March 26th. Walter was born in Rutledge, TN and was a lifelong resident of East Tennessee. He was a retired Gas Foreman and Supervisor from KUB with 35 years of service. After retirement, Walter and his loving wife, Virginia, were avid travelers and enjoyed vacationing in Florida during the winter months. Walter never met a...
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Shirley Annette Dixon

October 13, 1959 - March 8, 2014

Mrs. Shirley Annette Dixon, age 54, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, March 8th, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Shirley retired from H & R Block after 20 years of service. She is preceded in death by parents, Jack and Ethel Elder, and brother, Jay Elder. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Michael Dixon, sons, Jason Dixon and Scotty Dixon, and wife Brandy,...
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Charles Everett Mason

August 1, 1939 - February 22, 2014

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Myrt Rainwater Hagen

April 11, 1936 - February 21, 2014

Myrtle "Myrt" Rainwater Hagen, age 77, of Knoxville, passed away on Friday, February 21st, 2014. She was a member of Bogart Chapel United Methodist Church in Dandridge and the East Tennessee Wine Society. She is preceded in death by her husband Ed Hagen, parents Lonnie and Victoria Rainwater, brothers Glenn and Harry Rainwater, and sisters Wilma Rainwater Brabson and Hazel Rainwater Romines. ...
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Teresa Lynn Herman

December 25, 1961 - February 17, 2014

Teresa Lynn Herman, age 52, of Knoxville, passed away on February 17th, 2014. Teresa never expected to be with us past her teen years, but with the love of God and her family she blessed us with 52 years of love and happiness. She will be greatly missed by all she has left behind. Now she will join her father Charles, and siblings Patty and Patrick. She is survived by her loving mother Monica...
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Joseph Thomas Offord

September 8, 1931 - February 11, 2014

Joseph T. Offord, Retired, United States Army, CSM, age 82, of Knoxville, passed away on Monday, February 10th, 2014. Mr. Offord was a United States Army Veteran and was a member of Hardin Valley Freewill Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Gary Bozeman, and grandson, Jordan Touton. He is survived by his devoted wife, Doris Offord, daughters, Donna ...
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Samuel David Sutton, Sr.

June 8, 1945 - February 5, 2014

Samuel David Sutton, Sr., age 68, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on the morning of February 5th, 2014. Sam was born in Maryville, TN on June 8th, 1945. He graduated from West End High in Birmingham, Alabama. Sam later married Mary Ellen on June 16th, 1979. Sam is preceded in death by parents; George Edward, Sr. and Annie Marie Sutton, siblings George Oscar Sutton, Nancy Ann Whited, Lucille...
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Mabel Ann Breeding

May 27, 1922 - January 26, 2014

Mabel Ann Breeding, age 91, of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 26th. She passed peacefully in her sleep and was free of pain. She will be sorely missed by her family and all that have known her. Mabel was born on May 27, 1922 and attended Whitesburg High School where she met her high school sweetheart, P.M. Breeding. The two were married on May 31, 1941 and...
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Joshua Tyler Massey

April 1, 1973 - January 25, 2014

Joshua Tyler Massey, age 40, of Knoxville, passed away on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. God called Josh to Heaven to welcome his grandpa, Elmo Massey, who joined him two days later. Josh enjoyed 14 years as a computer specialist at Virtual Interactive Center. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Downey Massey, daughter, Alexandria Downey, mother and step-father, Lee and Bill...
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Gayle R. Lauer

January 10, 1940 - January 20, 2014

Gayle R. Lauer, born January 10, 1940 in Orangeburg, S.C., died peacefully in her husband's arms with family at her bedside at Tennova Residential Hospice on January 18, 2014. She was a graduate of Greer, S.C. High School, Stephens College, and the University of South Carolina and worked in banking for several years before raising her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Geneva and...
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Eula Maxine McQueen

June 27, 1928 - January 9, 2014

McQueen, Maxine McCloud, age 85, of Farragut, TN, was born June 27th, 1928, in Johnson County, TN, and passed away peacefully at ParkWest Hospital on Thursday, January 9th, 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Concord and attended West Park Baptist for many years. She retired after 32 years of service to a special friend and employer, the late Dr. Larry J. Zechman. She enjoyed ...
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Charles David Anderson

November 30, 1945 - January 8, 2014

Anderson, Charles David, 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. He was of Baptist faith. David was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mildred Anderson; brother, Donald Anderson; and sister, Sandra Shelton. Left to cherish his memories are his children Becky Anderson and Charles David Anderson, Jr. (Susie); sister, Teresa Underwood (Greg), brother, Kimmel Anderson ...
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Alice Hale Cornett

August 1, 1927 - January 1, 2014

Alice Hale Cornett, age 86, of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. She worked with her father who was a Baptist Minister building mission churches in the Appalachian region of Southeastern KY. Mrs. Cornett was a longtime member of Mars Hill Baptist Church and was a current member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She had over 60 years of service to women and children through...
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Melvin Verner Peterson

February 15, 1918 - December 31, 2013

Peterson, Melvin Verner, age 95, passed away on December 31, 2013. He recently moved to Knoxville and joined Church of the Ascension. Mel was born on February 15, 1918 in Denora, PA. Survivors include: Marjorie, his devoted wife of 68 years; son, Craig and wife, Carole; daughter, Lynn Charles and husband, Bruce; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; brother, Walter and wife, Doris. Mel...
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Donald G. Lucas

August 26, 1929 - December 10, 2013

Donald G. Lucas, age 84, formerly of Danville, IL. and Florence, S.C., passed away on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 in Knoxville, TN. He is preceded in death by parents, Maurice Guy and Vera Lavina Stuart Lucas, and siblings; Samuel, George, Gwen and Doris. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Betty Ann Duke Lucas, originally from New Zion, S.C., precious sons; William Maurice (Reese) Lucas,...
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Angela "Angie" Conner

January 14, 1962 - December 7, 2013

Angela Williams Conner, 51 of Knoxville, TN passed away December 7, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Angie was a loving, devoted Wife, Daughter and Sister who fought a long, courageous battle with MS. She was retired from KPMG Peat Marwick of Knoxville. Preceded in death by father Glenn Williams, grandparents Stanley and Edith Fox, Lon and Edna Williams, & Special Grandmother-in...
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Iva Marie English

June 22, 1978 - December 7, 2013

Dr. Iva Marie English, age 35 passed away Saturday afternoon after a 2 ½ year battle with brain cancer. She was surrounded by family when she died. Iva is survived by her grandmother, Vivian English, parents, Beth and Burt English, sister and family, Marla and Dan Crossley and nephews Ethan and Owen, and her 2 brothers and their families, Evan and April English and niece Avery, and Eldon and...
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Billy Marshel Fletcher

September 5, 1927 - December 2, 2013

Billy Marshel Fletcher, age 86, of Knoxville, passed away on Monday, December 2nd, 2013. He retired from Lake Shore after 30 years of service and the Army National Guard after 40 years of service. He is preceded in death by daughter, Beth Fletcher. He is survived by wife, Lois Lambert Fletcher, sons, Marshel and Alan Fletcher, and granddaughter, Tiffany Fletcher.
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Clara N Miller

May 5, 1931 - November 30, 2013

Clara Naomi (Cloud) Miller, age 82, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 30th, 2013. Mother, we will miss you. She was of the Baptist Faith, and a loving, caring wife and mother. She retired from Shannondale after many years of service. She is preceded in death by husband, Charles W. Miller, parents, Arthur and Margaret Cloud, siblings; Fay Waggoner, Beulah...
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Ella Sue Lewis

December 31, 1930 - October 12, 2013

Ella Sue Lewis, age 82 of Knoxville passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013. She was a member of Bearden Gospel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister; and her husband, James A. Lewis, Jr. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Lynn Neff (Teresa), David Eugene Neff (Renee), Michael Wayne Neff (Caryn), Mark Edward Neff, James Randall Lewis (Kelly); daughters, Connie...
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Frances L. Coward

January 12, 1932 - September 29, 2013

Frances Coward, age 81, died September 29, 2013 quietly at home. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Perry; Son, Michael; Grandson, Christopher; Parents, Samuel and Minnie Dyer; Brother, Buddy; Sister, Mildred Anderson. Frances is survived by her sons; Dennis and Pat; Daughter, Susan; five Grandchildren; Eleven Great-Grandchildren; Sister, Betty Womack; Brothers, Sammy and Everette and...
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Laura Ruth Herron

April 23, 1931 - September 19, 2013

Herron, Laura Ruth Thomas – 82, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, September 19, 2013. She was truly a blessing to all who knew her. She was a member of, attended faithfully and sought to serve the Lord not only in word but also in deed at Hines Valley Baptist church for more than 50 years where so many who've...
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Laurie T. Ballard

March 11, 1970 - September 3, 2013

Laurie T. Ballard, age 43 of Knoxville, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Loving soul mate and best friend to Rhonald Pannell of 14 years, she is remembered for her loving care and rescue of animals. She is preceded in death by Paternal grandfather, Hardy Ballard and Maternal grandparents, Billy and Voncile Hawkins; and her sweet "Jasmine". She also leaves to cherish her...
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Alan Kevin Cofer

September 2, 2013

Alan Kevin Cofer, age 59, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 2nd, 2013. He is preceded in death by his mother, Emma Lee (Boots) and sister Paula E. Fergeson. He is survived by his father, Paul Jr., sister Sandra, and brothers, Steve (Diane) and David (Jill). Alan's big heart for those less fortunate, love of animals, politics & the Yankees will be missed by all who knew him. Alan was a kind...
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Roberta Irene Mellen

August 28, 1932 - September 2, 2013

Roberta Irene Mellen, age 81, of Knoxville, became an angel on Monday, September 2nd, 2013. She grew up with very little, but was rich spiritually. Her love for Jesus grew as her relationship with him deepened. The gift Roberta gave us ALL is what she taught by example: 1) How to love Jesus and each other, and 2) Devotion to Mary. She is the heart and soul of our families. She accomplished...
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William "Bill" Laughlin

December 5, 1926 - August 29, 2013

William M. Laughlin, age 86, of Knoxville, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 29th, 2013. Bill was a faithful member of Knoxville Christian Center Church. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Christine, step-children; Jeanie and Carole, brother, Steve, and great-granddaughter, Rachelle. He is survived by step-son, Gary Cecil of Aurora, CO, grandchildren; Debbie...
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Sandra Sue Bowker

July 5, 1940 - August 14, 2013

Mrs. Sandra Sue Bowker, age 73, of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. She is preceded in death by parents, Charles and Alma White, and husband, Lester Bowker. She is survived by children, Penny, Carl and Tony Knowles, 7 grandchildren, and siblings, Billy and Jerry White, Faye McCann, Rebecca Bradley, Phyllis Sandlin, and Sharon Cook.
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Walter R. Noble

May 22, 1924 - June 2, 2013

Noble, Walter Robert – age 89, went to join the heavenly choir on June 2, 2013. Walter passed away peacefully at home, just sitting in his easy chair, waiting for his morning cup of coffee. Walter was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. Walter was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church and enjoyed the Young at Heart activities, or as he said,...
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Elinor Hope McGee

July 17, 1922 - May 22, 2013

Elinor Hope McGee was 90 years old when she went to be with the Lord May 22, 2013. She was born July 17, 1922 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the only child of Charles and Myrtle Miller. Mrs. McGee, who resided with her daughter Mary McGee Macko and son-in-law Bob Macko on Melton Hill Lake since 2007, was preceded in death by her husband George and her parents Charles and Myrtle Miller. She is...
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Charles Bowman LaRue

2013

Charles Bowman LaRue passed away April 19, 2013. Affectionately known as C.B., Charles was born May 24, 1917 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Charles William and Anna Maude LaRue. Charles was married to Maude Elora Blackburn on May 24, 1941. They had celebrated their 63rd anniversary before Elora died in September. They had met during high school and C.B. started attending The Salvation Army corps...
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Dorothy " Dottie " Jardet

April 23, 1945 - May 7, 2013

Age 68 of Knoxville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 7, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband Jim and sons James, Brian and wife Dawn, Kevin, and Chris and wife Wendy; her 10 grandchildren Jimmy, Lori, Brian Jr., Ben, Caleb, Cody, Casey, Cathryn, Maleigh, and Christopher Jr.; and great grandchild Claire. She is survived by her sister Edith and brother Owen of Lafollette, TN....
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Ann J. Washburn

August 30, 1932 - April 27, 2013

WASHBURN, ANN JOHNSON – age 80 of Farragut, passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family on April 27, 2013. Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Ann was an avid golfer and member of Fox Den Country Club and Knoxville Area Women's Golf Association. She was preceded in death by her adoring husband Troy Nelson Washburn as well...
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Clayton E. Ogier

August 13, 1931 - April 4, 2013

Clayton E. Ogier, Sr., age 81, of Farragut, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 4th, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was devoted to God, his wife and his family. His love and wisdom will be missed. Mr. Ogier retired from Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge in 1992 after 23 years of service as a mechanical engineer, he was a long-time member of Farragut Church of Christ, and a United...
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Carl Wayne Rietman

July 6, 1932 - April 1, 2013

Rietman, Carl Wayne, age 80, of Knoxville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 1st, 2013. He was born on July 6th, 1932 to the late Charles and Johanna Kossen Rietman in Zeeland, Michigan. He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Sarah Mildred Rietman, and brother, Marvin Rietman. He is survived by children, Rob Rietman, and wife Sandie of Knoxville and...
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Alan J. Bradford

May 11, 1965 - March 16, 2013

Bradford, Alan J., age 47, of Farragut, passed away peacefully at his residence with his family surrounding him on Saturday, March 16, 2013. He was employed by ExpressJet Airlines for 10 years prior to his illness. Preceded in death by parents, James "Edwin" and Kathleen Bradford and Aunt, Helen Eschbach. He is survived by his loving children, Kimberly, Austin, and Joseph Bradford, wife of 18...
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Reuben V. McCord

July 29, 1921 - March 8, 2013

Reuben Vandiver McCord, age 91, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8th, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church, formerly a long time member of Erin Presbyterian Church where he served over the years as an elder, Sunday school teacher, and chairman of Christian Education. He was born in Greenwood, South Carolina,...
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Wanda " Junene " King

December 20, 1948 - January 28, 2013

Wanda "Junene" King went to rest with the Lord on January 28th, 2013 at her home surrounded by loved ones as she took her last breath. Junene was 64, resided in Lenoir City, TN and belonged to Woodlawn Baptist Church. She was a loved and devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was preceded in death by her father Eugene McKeehan, step father Dale Buttleman, mother June...
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Mary Kathleen " Kitty " Orr

November 26, 1913 - January 21, 2013

Mary Kathleen ( Kitty ) Orr, 99, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Brakebill Nursing Home, Knoxville, TN, where she has resided since December 2011. She was born November 26, 1913 in Glade Springs, Virginia, Washington County. She was the daughter of Hugh Andrew and Lyda Boro Stephenson; the 8th of 9 children. Kathleen was a member of West End Church of Christ, Knoxville, TN....
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Pamela Kay Fields

November 26, 1964 - January 18, 2013

Pamela Kay Fields, age 48, of Lenoir City passed away on January 18, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Betty Huskey; brothers, Frank Jr. and Stephen Huskey; and daughter, Amy Fields. Survived by daughters, Kayla Warren and Alicia Fields; brothers, David, Ricky, and Jerry Huskey; grandchildren, Jacob, Noah, and Gabby Jones, Isabella Anderson, and Haley and Wesley Fields; many extended...
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Barbara Trask Lide

April 9, 1927 - January 13, 2013

Barbara Ann Trask Lide, age 85, passed away peacefully on January 13, with her daughter at her side. She was born in Revere, Massachusetts on April 9, 1927 to Henry Chester Trask and Martha Ann (Flanders) Trask. She grew up in the Boston area and graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in Sociology. She received an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan where she met...
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Robert David Gilpin

November 25, 1943 - January 12, 2013

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Gene Carroll Johnson

June 10, 1936 - January 8, 2013

Gene Carroll Johnson, age 76, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 in Palm City, FL. He was a member of Ball Road Baptist Church in Knoxville, a member of Beaver Ridge Lodge #366 in Karns, and retired from Martin Marietta, Y-12 in Oak Ridge. He is preceded in death by sisters, Ethel Luttrell and Doris Baker. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Wanda Johnson, daughter...
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Margaret "Dee" Lee

January 6, 2013

Margaret "Dee" Lee 73 of Knoxville passed away Sunday. Dee was born in Albany KY and had lived in Knoxville since 1995. Dee was a member of Knoxville Christian Center and was retired as a cosmetician with es day lauder. Mrs. Lee had also worked as an actress out of the Talent Trek office in Knoxville for 4 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Ulrick and Eliza Wright Smith and a brother...
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Liam James McFalls

December 26, 2012 - December 26, 2012

Liam James McFalls, infant son of Michael and Elizabeth McFalls, was stillborn on Wednesday December 26, 2012 at Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, GA. Though he never spent any time with us, he touched many of our lives. His passing was due to a rare chromosomal disorder, Trisomy 18, which affects 1 in 6000 live births. Liam was preceded in death by his uncle Ryan McFalls. Liam is...
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Caterina Triolo

December 13, 2012

Catherine Triolo formerly of Watertown, NY, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at her residence. Caterina was a retired dressmaker and a member of All Saints Catholic Church. Caterina is preceded in death by her husband Frank, her parents and four sisters and three brothers. Left to cherish her memories: Daughter Rosanne Falco and Husband Angelo; Grandchildren Rick Falco and wife Sharon,...
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Raymond Eugene Tolliver

November 13, 1939 - December 2, 2012

Mr. Raymond Eugene Tolliver, age 74, of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He retired from Pathway Bellows after 20 years of service in Oak Ridge. He is preceded in death by parents, Zan and Vina Tolliver, siblings, Judy Adaline, Ted and Glenn Tolliver, and granddaughter, Megan Juranek. He is survived by wife, Vera Tolliver, children...
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Dorothy Louise Whitaker

February 26, 1929 - November 18, 2012

Mrs. Dorothy Louise Whitaker, age 83, of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, November 18th, 2012. Mrs. Whitaker was a cook at Shannondale Retirement Center and retired after several years of service. She is preceded in death by husband Johnnie Whitaker, Jr., parents Basil and Molisa Crawley Reed, daughters Martha Sammons and Pamela Howard, grandson Scotty Dale Sammons, and siblings Basil Reed and...
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Mildred Thompson Galyon Parsons

November 14, 2012

Mildred Thompson Galyon Parsons 96, Knoxville Died Wednesday in Knoxville. Mildred born in Richmond VA had lived in Knoxville area for over 90 yrs. She had worked for Central Bell as an operator and was a homemaker. Mildred is preceded in death by her husbands Vernon Galyon and Emmitt H. Parsons. Her son Anthony Parsons also preceded her in death. Mildred is survived by a daughter Sherrie...
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Palmer "P.M." Breeding

November 2, 2012

Palmer "P.M." Miller Breeding – 88 of Knoxville went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 2nd. As he passed, he was peaceful, free of pain, and was surrounded by his family who love him dearly. He will be sorely missed by his family and all that have known him. P.M. was born on December 23, 1923 and attended Whitesburg High School where he met his high school sweetheart,...
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Thien T. Freeman

June 2, 1950 - November 1, 2012

Dr. Thien Freeman left this world suddenly on November the 1st 2012 (All Saint's Day). She was a devoted Mother, wife, and educator. She is survived by her son, William H. Freeman, grandchildren, Adam W. Freeman and Christopher Brandon Freeman, great-granddaughter, Isabelle Selena Freeman and daughter-in-law, Buffy R. Freeman, her brother, Ba Dinh Nguyen of Montreal, and many nieces and nephews...
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Phillip L. Duncan

December 26, 1921 - October 16, 2012

Duncan Sr., Phillip L. - age 90 of Knoxville went to be with our Lord on Monday, October 16, 2012. He was a patriotic hero, and more importantly, an unconditionally loving, caring and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He served in the US Army during WWII, worked as an aerospace and nuclear engineer at General Electric and TVA. He was a member of Erin Presbyterian Church...
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Ted G. Frye, Jr.

October 6, 1958 - October 15, 2012

Frye, Ted G. Jr. – passed away peacefully on October 15, 2012 at Parkwest Medical Center. Predeceased by his father, Ted Frye, Sr., Ted was a graduate of Bearden High School, a retired business owner and founder of the Tennessee Senior Baseball Association. He is survived by his mother, Jessie Frye, Daughter, Vanessa Frye, Sons, Alex and Lucas Frye, Sisters and brothers-in-law, Tracy and...
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Katherine Grover

October 15, 2012

Katherine Grover 96, of Knoxville passed away Monday October 15,2012 in Knoxville. Katherine was a retired RN and was one of the first nurse anesthetists in Chicago area. She married and moved to LaPorte Indiana where she lived for 48 years. Katherine was active at Grace Baptist church in LaPorte and retired as a OB/GYN nurse. She had lived in Knoxville for 16 years and was active in the Clothes...
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Spurgeon Mynatt

March 2, 1927 - October 10, 2012

Spurgeon Mynatt, age 85, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. He was the owner of Addison Electric Company and was retired from Y-12. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a sister; wife, Iva Lee Mynatt; and his daughter, Linda Riley. He is survived by his wife Evelyn of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Rev....
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Agnes Tarantino

December 4, 1916 - October 1, 2012

Tarantino, Agnes age 95 of Lenoir City, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 at Baptist Healthcare Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Tarantino; daughter-in-law, Terry Tarantino, and grandson, Jeffrey Tarantino. Survived by her sons, Joseph Tarantino, and Edward Tarantino; daughter-in-laws, Jessica and Nadine; grandchildren, Joseph, Richard, Tracy, and Edward; 6 great...
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Troy Washburn

September 8, 2012

WASHBURN, TROY NELSON – age 81 of Farragut, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on September 8, 2012. Troy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. After graduating from Virginia Tech he served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for ORNL before forming his own company, Ridge Metals, Inc. in Oak Ridge. He was an avid golfer and member of Fox Den...
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Jerry Hobaugh

September 2, 2012

Twenty year Veteran of the United States Navy, Jerry Lee Hobaugh, age 73 of Maryville, TN , went Home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday September 2nd while at home surrounded by his beloved wife and children. Jerry was known to faithfully love God, his family, and his country. He was a caring husband to his devoted wife of nearly 52 years, Kathleen Miller Hobaugh; father to children Lorraine...
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Shawn F. Hafer

September 17, 1959 - August 23, 2012

Shawn F. Hafer, age 52, of Knoxville, passed away on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. He is preceded in death by his son Kevin Hafer and father Frederick Hafer. He is survived by his loving wife Pam Hafer, cherished daughter Amanda Hafer, mother Claire Hafer, brothers Mark, Randy and Jeff Hafer, special friend Bo Shipley, and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.In lieu of flowers, memorials in...
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L.T. Buckner

October 25, 1924 - August 15, 2012

L. T. Buckner, age 87, of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. Mr. Buckner was a United States Marine Corp. Veteran, retired from CSX Railroad after 40 years of service as a yard master and member of First Baptist Concord. He is preceded in death by his wife; Alene Buckner, daughter; Brenda Hudson, granddaughter; Jessica Ogle, parents; Thomas and Margie Perkins Buckner, and...
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Kevin Carl Gebbie

April 9, 1964 - July 26, 2012

Kevin Carl Gebbie, age 48, of Knoxville, passed away on Thursday, July 26th, 2012. Mr. Gebbie is preceded in death by step-son, Josh Gilliam. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Gebbie, parents, Carl and Sharon Gebbie, brother, Scott Gebbie and wife Jennifer, step-children, Rebecca and Jennifer Gilliam, step-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Lee-Anna Gilliam, Karina Cano and Christopher Smith, and...
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Willie H. "Billie" Blakely

August 3, 1914 - July 2, 2012

Willie H. (Billie) Blakely, of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, July 1st, 2012. The road here on earth became steep and rough, my burden became heavy. The Lord looked down in His mercy and picked me up and took me to heaven. She is preceded in death by husband; Cecil J. Blakely, parents; Robert and Louise Simpson Shamblin, and brother and sister-in-law; Crawford (Bud) Shamblin and Bea Shmblin...
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Avis Mae Crapo

June 17, 1918 - June 25, 2012

Crapo, Avis age 94 of Lake City passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Neal Crapo. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Hogan (Denny) of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Susan Enger (Gordon) of Lake City, Tennessee; son, Sheldon Crapo (Kathy) of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandchildren, Pam Daniels (Doug), Renee Kelly (Robert), Douglas Enger, Eric Enger (Stephanie)...
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Artist Otho McGaha

June 17, 1916 - June 18, 2012

Artist O. McGaha, a good, kind Christian man, passed away on June 18, 2012. He was born on June 17, 1916 in Cosby, TN and was a decorated veteran of World War II. He was wounded twice while serving the country that he loved. Mr. McGaha was a long-time member of the Lenoir City Church of Christ. Mr. McGaha is survived by his wife of 65 years, Billie; sons, Mike (Lois) of Lenoir City and Steve ...
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Carl Oscar Lawhorn

April 30, 1922 - May 28, 2012

CARL O. (DUKE) LAWHORN, passed away Memorial day, May 28, 2012. He was born April 30, 1922 in Charleston West Virginia to Carl and Mamie Lawhorn. He lived in Charleston until he moved his family to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1962 after being transferred from Union Carbide in South Charleston to the Nuclear Division at the Y- 12 plant in Oak Ridge. He was a design engineer. As he was entering...
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Billy Ray Fellers

January 21, 1942 - May 20, 2012

Fellers, Billy Ray (Bill)- age 70 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Park West Hospital. Bill was born January 21, 1942 in Tusculam, TN. He was an active member of West Park Baptist Church and the Community Class Sunday School. Bill graduated from Tusculam College and the University of Tennessee. Bill worked at the Oak Ridge Diffusion Plant (K-25) before joining the Oak Ridge High...
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James Edward Mills

July 29, 1926 - May 9, 2012

James E. Mills, born July 29, 1926. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stark and Ona Parker Mills of Rockwood, TN; siblings, William (Bill) Mills of Rockwood, TN, Ann Mills of Rockwood, TN; joining in heaven his wife of 37 years, Christine McCoy Mills. Survived by his children, Lisa Webb and husband Terry of Livingston, TN, Rebecca Mills of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Mikaela Lifford of...
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Anthony "Tony" Ogle

December 6, 1952 - May 4, 2012

Ogle, Anthony "Tony" Raymond, age 59 of Knoxville, passed away on Friday, May 4th, 2012 at NHC Healthcare of Knoxville. He is preceded in death by his parents; Wendell and Betty Ogle, grandmothers; Eursley Ogle and Margie Simpson, and niece; Jessica Ogle. He is survived by his wife of 39 years; Judy Ogle, son; Brian Lee Ogle, brothers and sister-in-law; Dwayne and Janice Ogle and Steve Ogle,...
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Paula Jeanene Rabensteine

February 24, 1969 - April 23, 2012

Rabensteine, Paula Missimer, age 43, passed away on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She was born in Knoxville on February 24th, 1969, was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and member of All Saints Parrish in West Knoxville. She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Rabensteine, children; Julia,...
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Verna A Bird

December 18, 1928 - April 15, 2012

Verna A. Bird, 83, died Sunday April 15,2012 at her daughters & son-in-laws, Diane & Robert Johns residence in Knoxville, Bertie lived with the crippling decease of rheumatoid arthritis for more than 4 decades, but that never changed who she was as a person . She was born Dec.18,1928 in Easton, Maine, the daughter of Samuel and Beatrice ( Condon ) Good. Verna( Bertie) was a former residence of...
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Jamie Lynn Davis

March 14, 2013 - April 3, 2012

Jamie Lynn Davis, age 51, of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013. She is preceded in death by her father, James Davis, and sister, Becky Sanders. She is survived by children, Jeremy Davis and wife, Shannon, and Whitney Davis, grandchildren, Landon, Abigail and Hannah, mother, Bobbie Davis, siblings, Carol Davis and Buddy Davis, and several nieces and nephews.
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William J. Bell, Jr.

June 12, 1927 - March 5, 2012

Bell, William Joseph, Jr. (Bill), age 84, passed away March 5, 2012. He was retired from the University of Tennessee. He is survived by his wife Nadine Bell of 65 years, children; Fred Bell and wife Josie of Georgia, Gail Williford and husband Gary, David Bell, Sandra Anderson and husband Tim, and Steve Bell and wife Cindy all of Knoxville, 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, sisters...
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Mark F. Cheng

September 17, 1934 - March 4, 2012

Mark F. Cheng - it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mark F. Cheng of Farragut, TN, on March 4, 2012, beloved Father, Husband, Grandfather and Friend. Mark attended the Knoxville Chinese Christian Church. He was born in 1934 in Nanking, China, and moved to the United States in 1965. Mark obtained a Master's of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of...
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Franklin Delano Barger

January 22, 1939 - March 3, 2012

Franklin Delano Barger, age 73 of Knoxville died on March 3, 2012. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and he will be deeply missed by them all. He loved his many family outings and trips to Dollywood. He was retired from Stokes Electric Company. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Mary Barger; brothers, Oscar Jr., James and Fred; sisters,...
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Patricia Herman

February 27, 2012

Herman, Patricia age 55 of Knoxville passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Herman; and brother, Patrick Herman. Survived by her mother, Monica Herman; brothers, Charles Herman (Nancy), Bob Herman; sisters, Debbe Herman, Teresa Herman; niece, Monica Herman.
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Louis Henry

August 23, 1930 - February 19, 2012

Henry, Louis G. "Papaw", 81, passed away Sunday Feb. 19 at Brakebill Nursing Home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Concord in 1930. He was a veteran of the Korean War and later retired from Norfolk Southern Railway. Louis was an avid UT football and basketball fan. His favorite activities included working in his yard, growing tomatoes, and listening to country and southern gospel...
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Esther Angela Flanders

June 14, 1921 - February 16, 2012

Esther Angela Flanders, age 90, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at NHC-Farragut. Born in Portsmouth, NH, she was the eldest of four siblings. Esther had been a member of Concord United Methodist Church since 1959 and volunteered as the head of the landscape committee for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge, raising orchids, and was a member of many clubs. She is...
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Ronald L Huffstetler

February 9, 2012

Huffstetler, Ronald L., age 64, of Lenoir City, peacefully went to be with the Lord on February 9th, 2012, with his loving wife of 42 years and their three daughters at his side. Ronnie worked for First National Bank in Lenoir City for 33 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lenoir City. He was loved and adored by many and will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his...
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William Mack Grizzle

March 29, 1933 - February 8, 2012

Grizzle, William Mack age 78 of West Knoxville passed away February 8, 2012 at Park West Medical Center. He was a United States Army Veteran having served in Anchorage, Alaska. He retired from Knoxville Utilities Board and a member of Central Baptist Church-Bearden. Preceded in death by his parents William Edward and Hattie Farmer Grizzle; brother Robert Edward Grizzle; brother Tilford C. Grizzle...
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Charles Lee Lethgo

September 16, 1931 - February 5, 2012

Charles L. (Gibby) Lethgo, age 80, of Knoxville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 5th, 2012. He was a United States Army Veteran, and a member and deacon of Ball Camp Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; Earl F. and Maribel Widener Lethgo. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years; Shirley Koontz Lethgo; sister; Ethel Ann Lowe, and husband Jr., brother...
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Sue Williams Hensley

August 1, 1933 - January 28, 2012

Hensley, Sue Mize – Our Memaw Susie, age 78 passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012 in her home in Lenoir City. Mrs. Hensley is preceded in death by her mother, Addie Walker Williams; father, Mack Williams; husband, James Hensley; son, Don E. Mize, Jr. She is survived by her brother, Don Williams and wife, Susan; sister, LaNell Wood and husband, Jim; grandchildren, Brian McKinley Mize and Lynn...
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James Oscar Woods

July 10, 1978 - December 3, 2011

James O. Woods, passed away on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011. James was a golfer, guitarist, poet and passionate about his family, friends and life. He was a partner at Parvin & Sons, LLC and Manager of Utility Inspection Services. He is survived by wife; Lauren Pilant Woods and future precious son-to-be; Baby James, parents; Parvin and Nancy Woods, brother Gerald Woods and wife Lilly, twin...
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MARILYN AUDREY HATFIELD

February 2, 1930 - December 3, 2011

HATFIELD, MARILYN AUDREY - age 81 of Knoxville passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011. She was a member of Smithwood Baptist Church. She enjoyed nothing more than traveling around the world with her husband, Eugene Hatfield. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Ethel Roberts; and brother, Kinser Roberts. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Hatfield; brother, Tom Roberts (Sandra)...
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Troy Allen Hixon

August 15, 1969 - November 4, 2011


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Eugene F DeLoach

June 11, 1931 - November 2, 2011

Eugene F. DeLoach Eugene "Gene" Fenwick DeLoach of Maryville passed away peacefully at his home on November 2, 2011 . Gene will be remembered as a loving and caring husband and father, who served his country honorably for over 22 years in the United States Air Force. He later developed a passion for gardening. He is survived by his loving wife Helga DeLoach; his daughters Betty Meek (James)...
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Catherine Malin Hunsberger

August 15, 1919 - November 1, 2011

Catherine Malin Hunsberger, born August 15, 1919, died Tuesday November 1, 2011. Catherine is survived by her loving husband, Franklin Hunsberger, Sr.; one brother, Ralph Malin; one sister-in-law, Anna Malin; 6 children/spouses, Franklin Jr. (Esther), Roy (Joanne), Paul (Manuela), Wayne (Dorothy), Grace Watkins (Tom), James (Holly); 27 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren. The family will...
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Richard Michael Burnell

June 3, 1952 - October 31, 2011

Burnell, Richard Michael age 59 of Lenoir City, TN passed away October 31, 2011 at his residence. He was a 1970 graduate of Merritt Island High School. He was a longtime resident of Lenoir City. He spent many years working at Jeannie's Ceramics in Concord, TN. He was a supporter of Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and caring for his birds. He is preceded in death by his...
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Robert "Bob" William Schaich

May 9, 1923 - October 12, 2011

Robert (Bob) W. Schaich passed away on October 12th, 2011 at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee after a long and happy life. Born May 9th, 1923 and raised in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he joined the Army and served in Los Alamos, New Mexico working on the nuclear project. After the war, he went back to college and graduated from Penn State University with a chemical engineering degree. He...
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David Nelson Fox

September 30, 1921 - September 13, 2011

David Nelson Fox, age 89, of Knoxville, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at his home. He was born on September 30th, 1921 to the late Lou Mae Koon Fox and W.M. Fox, Sr. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Gwendolyn, one brother and six sisters. He is survived by several nieces, nephews and many friends who loved him and will miss him very much. Mr. Fox drove for...
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