Our Obituaries

Mary Helen Rausin

June 26, 1926 - April 22, 2014

Mary Helen Rausin, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Helen was born on June 26, 1926, and was a lifelong resident of the Fork Creek Community in Monroe County, Tennessee. She became a Christian early in her youth and was a member of Fork Creek Presbyterian Church from the time of its founding around 1940 through the duration of her life. Helen was a...
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Carlton Porter Henkle

August 16, 1917 - April 22, 2014

Carlton Porter Henkle, age 96, of Tellico Plains, formerly of Paris Hill, NY., passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. A well-known farmer. Preceded in death by his wife: Dorothy Chynoweth Henkle, parents: Fred and Ella Henkle, sister: Marjorie Knight. Survivors include his sisters: Joan Sweet, and Jean Marshall, both of Tellico Plains, TN, several nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces...
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Sharon Ann McJunkins

March 8, 1950 - April 19, 2014

Sharon A. McJunkins, age 64, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Park West Medical Center, in Knoxville. She attended Gregory's Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents: Floyd and Pauline Shope, sisters: Bonita Rodgers, Brenda Stephens, and Linda Ritchie. Survivors include her husband of 24years: Clinton "Gabby" McJunkins, of Sweetwater, children and...
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Robert H. Coleman

April 23, 1921 - April 17, 2014

Robert H. Coleman age 92 of Sweetwater, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sweetwater and a World War II Veteran of the US Army. A recipient of the Bronze Star. Preceded in death by his daughter; Robbie Sue Coleman Survived by his wife of 66 years Eula Coleman, daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Don Patty all of Sweetwater, grandchildren,...
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Roberta Edwardine Sligar

December 29, 1923 - April 15, 2014

Roberta Edwardine Sligar, age 90, a resident of Sweetwater Nursing Center since August of 2009, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Retired from Chrysler Motor Corporation, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her husband: Thomas Arrants Sligar, parents, brothers, and sisters. Survivors include Virgil and Wilma Wyrick, Judy and Julius Bruce,...
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Douglas Noble Miser

October 7, 1953 - April 9, 2014

Doug Miser, age 60, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was of the Baptist Faith. Preceded in death by his parents: Ernest and Bernice Miser, sister: Faye Miser. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law: Jack Lee and Jewel Miser, of Sweetwater, aunts: Dorothy Zorn, Mary Lee Pitcock, Betty Roberts, special friend: Zora Swafford, several nieces, nephews, and cousins...
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Frances Ruth Akins

October 14, 1928 - April 3, 2014

Frances Ruth Akins "Granny" age 85, of Sweetwater, left this earth to be with her lord and her dear Johnny. Ruth was the daughter of James and Beulah (Moser) White, of the Toque Community. She passed with grace after a short illness at Sweetwater Hospital. She leaves behind a loving family daughter Vivian Akins-Borge and husband Chet of Knoxville, son: DeWayne Akins, of Sweetwater, five...
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Ryan Oliver Harris

March 25, 2014 - March 25, 2014

Ryan Oliver Harris, infant son of Sara and Josh Harris of Sweetwater, born and passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by his grandfather: Bruce Beaty. Survivors include his parents, brother: Noah Harris, of Sweetwater, grandparents: Pam Beaty, of Sweetwater, Kim and Jeff Pike, of Tellico Plains, Benny and Karen Harris Jr., of White Bluff, great...
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Betty Jo Stout

October 11, 1936 - March 25, 2014

Betty Jo Stout, age 77, of Athens, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. She was a member of Burls Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Retired from Thomas and Betts. Preceded in death by her parents: Fred and Minerva Stout, sisters: Glenna Stout, Edna Mae Glandon, Catherine Stout, Christine Cain, brothers: Frank W., Lawrence Stout. Survivors include her...
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Amos Dean Kyle

April 8, 1936 - March 19, 2014

Amos Dean Kyle, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday , March 19, 2014, at the family home. He was retired from Bowater Corporation, a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Kyle was a longtime member of Murray's Baptist Church in Sweetwater where he had served as a deacon for 32 years. Preceded in death by his parents: George and Mattie Kyle, sisters:...
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Ruby Lee Patty

August 23, 1925 - March 16, 2014

Ruby Smith Patty age 88, of Sweetwater passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at her home after a long illness surrounded by her family. She was a member of East Sweetwater Freewill Baptist Church . Ruby was preceded in death by her husbands, L.B. Smith and Obed Patty, son, Wayne Smith, grandson, Jeff Frady, her parents, Murrel and Willie Barnett, 3 brothers. She is survived by her...
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James Herman Scruggs, Jr.

January 27, 1950 - March 9, 2014

James Herman "Jimmy" Scruggs Jr., age 64, of Sweetwater, departed this life on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was a member of North Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater, he retired from Morristown Sprinkler. Preceded in death by his parents: James and Olivia Oggs Scruggs Sr., brother: William Tony Scruggs. Survivors include his daughters: Olivia Scruggs , of Sweetwater, Lisa Hill, of...
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Linda Ingram

January 31, 1943 - March 9, 2014

Linda Ingram, age 71, of Lenoir City, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was a member of North Sweetwater Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband: Ernest "Ernie" Ingram, parents: Clarence and Mary Frances Ferguson, brothers: Tommy and David Ferguson, sisters: JoAnn Brown, and Charlotte Byrd. Tommy, April, and Lindsey would like to acknowledge the...
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Margaret Elizabeth Cleveland

October 11, 1920 - March 2, 2014

Margaret E. Cleveland, age 93, of Philadelphia, departed this life on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Margaret was a member of Harmon's Chapel Church in Philadelphia until its closing, she then moved her membership to Mt. Cumberland C.P. Church in Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her parents: Bulger and Viola Cleveland, brothers: Eli and Clarence Cleveland. ...
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Verna Mae Gray

April 9, 1924 - March 2, 2014

Verna Mae Gray, age 89, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was a lifelong member of Clifton Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband: Clarence Gray, son: K.C. Gray, parents: Henry and Clara White, sister: Faye Gray, step-brother: John Hall. Survivors include her daughters: Vergie Jenkins, Betty Brookshire, both of Sweetwater, daughter-in-law: Barbara...
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Jenness Shope Workman

January 24, 1929 - February 27, 2014

Jenness Shope Workman, age 85, of Sweetwater, passed away at her home on February 27, 2014. Ms. Workman was born and raised in Sweetwater. Her parents were the late William Theodore Shope and the late Maude Williams Shope. Jenness was preceded in death by two brothers Bill Shope, Jr., and Bobby Vinson Shope. Her surviving siblings are Joyce Newman, Betty Mayfield, Barbara Heuer, Dennis A....
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Betty Ann Shubert

May 24, 1925 - February 25, 2014

Betty Ann Shubert of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Sweetwater Nursing Center. She retired from TN Packaging. She was a member of Old Sweetwater Baptist Church. She was 88 years old. Preceded in death by her husband: Bo Shubert, parents: Floyd and Ruth Flickender, son: Larry Paul Colquitt, grandson: Jeff Fitch, son-in-law: Homer Fitch, three brothers and two sisters...
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James Dennis Patterson

March 12, 1933 - February 21, 2014

James "Dennis" Patterson, age 80, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014, at Park West Medical Center, Knoxville. He was a retired truck driver. Preceded in death by his wife of 38 years: Edythe Fox Patterson, father: John Patterson, mother: Alice M. Wells, bothers: Roger, Keith, and J.C. Patterson, sister: Doris Hilbert. Survivor include his daughters and sons-in-law: Cindy ...
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Daniel Ralph Raley

May 17, 1934 - February 13, 2014

Ralph Raley, age 79, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the family home. He was an active member of Fairview Baptist Tabernacle Church. He enjoyed his bowling league in Athens, he also enjoyed his card playing family, golfing, and fishing. He Retired from Burke Industries, in CA., and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his wife of 22 years: Wilma Raley,...
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Ruben Eugene Hunt

July 5, 1936 - February 11, 2014

Ruben Eugene Hunt, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Retired from Heil Trailer in Athens after 20 years of service. He was a member of Salem Primitive Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents: Oscar and Mae Hunt, brother: Bill Hunt, sister and brother-in-law: Mary and Jim Poe, grandson: Joseph "Joey" Hunt. Survivors include his wife of 57 years: Joyce...
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Gladys Galyon Whaley

July 27, 1920 - February 6, 2014

Gladys Galyon Whaley, age 93, of Ten Mile, passed away on Thursday, February 06, 2014. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Ten Mile, and retired from T.G. & Y Department Store in Sweetwater. Preceded in death by parents: Marion and Alice Galyon, husband: Clyde Whaley, son: Kenneth Whaley, son-in-law: Gene Burris, grandsons: Timothy McCracken, Chris Burris, brothers: Bronce and...
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Florine Martin McCroskey

July 27, 1923 - February 5, 2014

Mrs. Florine Martin McCroskey went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday February 5, 2014 at the Sweetwater Nursing Center. She was an active member of North Point Presbyterian Church. Florine was preceded in death by her husband Joe Robert McCroskey; son James Robert McCroskey; granddaughter Jessica Hardy, grandson Demetrice Hardy; parents Claude and Cora Martin; sisters Hazel Clark and...
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Wanda P. Seiler

June 26, 1922 - February 1, 2014

Wanda P. Seiler, age 91, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her husband of 66 years: William M. "Bill" Seiler Jr. Survivors include her daughter: Evelyn Chambers, of Cookeville, sons and daughters-in-law: Martin and Anne Seiler, of Memphis, Chris and Mary Ann Seiler, of Sweetwater, ...
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Martha Minerva Moore

October 7, 1927 - February 1, 2014

Martha Minerva Moore, age 86, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Ten Mile. Preceded in death by her husband: Birchie O. Moore, daughters: Rachel C. Moore Stokes, Etta I. Gilliam, grandchildren: Ted A. Raper, Michelle L. Raper, Ethan D. Moore, brothers: George Nelson, Arrantz Nelson, Uslys Nelson, sister: Marchie Britton. ...
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Betty Ruth Haun

August 20, 1927 - January 29, 2014

Betty Ruth Raley Haun, of Sweetwater, 86, the wife of Thomas (Tommy) Reed Haun, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Mrs. Haun was born, August 20, 1927 in Union County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Wilson Thornburg Raley and Mayme West Raley. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who showered her love and warm smile on all of us. She was a faithful...
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Joe Douglas Hackler

April 27, 1943 - January 25, 2014

Joe Douglas Hackler, age 70, of Athens, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014. He retired from the U.S. Army as an E6 Staff Sargent, also received the Purple Heart salutation during his service in the Vietnam War. Preceded in death by his parents: Charlie and Elizabeth Hackler, several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his children: Tony and Tina Hackler, of Niota, James and Jackie...
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James Thomas Dawson

March 31, 1930 - January 25, 2014

James Thomas "J.T." Dawson, age 83, of Sweetwater, TN passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the family home. He was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater, and Woods Presbyterian Home in Sweetwater. He was well known as the bicycle man in the Sweetwater area. Preceded in death by his parents: Jack and Ines Shoemaker Dawson, two brothers:...
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Lawrence Caldwell Riggs

September 10, 1939 - January 23, 2014

Lawrence Riggs, age74, of Madisonville, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents: Ules and Frankie Riggs, brothers: Tommy, Clarence, and Billy Riggs. Survivors include his wife: Pat Eaves Riggs, of Madisonville, sons and daughter-in-law: Mark Riggs, of Loudon, Allen and Melissa Riggs, of Philadelphia, step-children: Deona and...
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John Henry Maddox

June 25, 1934 - January 21, 2014

Rev. John Henry Maddox, age 79, of Philadelphia, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. He was a member of Compromise Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his wife: Shirley Davis Maddox, parents: James and Lula Maddox, several brothers and sisters, grandson: Jason Maddox. Survivors children and spouses: Ronnie and Robin Maddox, of Fairmount, GA., Sheila and Tracy McEntyre, Mary and James...
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Wilma Raley

October 24, 1944 - January 20, 2014

Wilma Raley, 69, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville. Active member of Fairview Baptist Church where she was the director of the WMU and loved singing in the choir. She enjoyed her bowling league in Athens, she also enjoyed her card playing family, she worked for American General Life Insurance Company and retired after 20 years in...
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Lester Kent Plemons

April 21, 1956 - January 19, 2014

Lester K. Plemons, age 57, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith, a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in agriculture. An avid tennis player, and hiker. He was a co-owner in the Clover Hill Subdivision in Sweetwater. Preceded in death by his mother: Mildred Joan Plemons. Survivors include his father: Houston "Spud" Plemons, of...
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Tre Alexander Johnson

October 20, 2010 - January 18, 2014

Tre Alexander Johnson, age 3 of Sweetwater, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in Cincinnati, OH., from post bone marrow transplant complications from I.P.E.X. Syndrome. Preceded in death by his great-grandparents: Charles King, Charles Latham, Mariam "Penny" Adams, and Maurice Alvin Johnson. Survivors include mother: Jasmine...
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Frank Pavlechko

November 21, 1924 - January 18, 2014

Frank Pavlechko, moved forward to be with the Lord on January 17, 2014. He was a member of the Madisonville First Baptist Church. He was 89 years old. Frank was born in Youngstown, Ohio to poor immigrant parents (Nikolas and Pricilla) who had come from the Ukraine in search of a better life. During his life, he witnessed the sorrows and challenges of the great depression and Second World War....
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John Edgar Courtney

September 23, 1942 - January 16, 2014

John E. Courtney, age 71, of Madisonville, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith, employed by Walden Security at Carlex Glass in Vonore, and a member of the Sweetwater Valley Lodge no. 280 IOOF. Preceded in death by his parents: Nay and Mary Alice Courtney, brother: Marvel Courtney. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law: Michael...
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William "Ben" Walker

August 7, 1923 - January 15, 2014

William "Ben" Walker, age 90, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. He was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a well- known home builder. Preceded in death by his parents: T.T. and Mary E. Walker, first wife: Gladys Walker, several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife: Katherine Emerson Walker, of Sweetwater, stepsons and...
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Ronald "Mike" Lauth

March 9, 1937 - January 12, 2014

Ronald F. "Mike" Lauth, age 76, of Sweetwater, TN (formerly of Pittsburgh, PA), passed away peacefully on January 12, 2014. Son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Frey) Lauth, Sr. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Cunningham); daughters Eileen and Mary Beth; son Michael and daughter-in-law Donna; Pap to Micaela, Jacob and Caleb Lauth. Brother to Richard (Patricia) Lauth and...
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Barbara Jean Yarberry

April 20, 1931 - January 12, 2014

Barbara Jean Lemons Yarberry, of Sweetwater, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:21 P.M. at the Sweetwater Hospital, after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Murray's Chapel Baptist Church. She was 82 years old. Preceded in death by her parents: Gus "Hoot" and Louise Lemons, husband of 59 years: Jim Yarberry, infant son: George Edward...
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Blanche Moore

May 31, 1925 - January 11, 2014

Blanche Moore, 88, of Sweetwater went home to be with the Lord on January 11, 2014. She was a long time employee of Guthrie, Bradley and Jones Hardware and retired from Athens Products. She was an active member of Gregory's Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Emitt Moore; Parents, W.E. "Bill" and Mabel Miles; brothers Edward and Nick Miles and ...
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Gail Ann Cranfield

January 16, 1964 - January 9, 2014

Gail Ann Ratledge Cranfield, age 49 of Sweetwater, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 9, 2014 after a 5.5-year courageous fight against cancer. She was at her home and surrounded by her family. Gail was born on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Rockford, Ill., to Wayne and Merlene Ratledge. She was preceded in death by her brother, David Ratledge of Niota; niece, Chassity Ratledge of...
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Girstle Lee Presley

January 13, 1922 - January 9, 2014

Girstle Lee Presley, age 91, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, January 09, 2014, at Sweetwater Hospital after complications of lung cancer. He was born on January 13, 1922. He was a member of Fair View Baptist Church in Sweetwater, he was a 65 year member of the Sweetwater Valley Lodge no. 280 IOOF, where he had served in every capacity and had also been an officer in the Grand Lodge of...
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Marie Snyder Ingram

June 24, 1934 - January 5, 2014

Marie Snyder Ingram, age 79, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville. She was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church, retired from Sweetwater Hospital Association after 38 years of service. Preceded in death by her husband: Dewey Ingram, parents: George and Annie Lou Snyder, brother: G.W. Snyder, sisters: Emma Lou Sutton, Irene Bettis. ...
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Tommy Clark

April 4, 1948 - December 31, 2013

Tommy Clark, age 65, of Niota, departed this life, on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He was a member of First United Church of Christ in Sweetwater. Employed by ORNL in Oak Ridge for over 41 years. Preceded in death by his parents: Anderson and Hazel Clark, sister: Patricia Clark Cozart, brother: Joe "Buddy" Clark. Survivors include his wife: Jackie Clark, of Niota, son: George Buchanan Jr., of...
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Lorena Atkins Moser

April 11, 1930 - December 30, 2013

Lorena Atkins Moser, age 83, of Sweetwater, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 30, 2013. Life- long member of the Church of God. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years: Frank Orbin Moser, parents: John and Elsie Atkins, infant son : Tommy Nelson Moser, great-grandchildren: Maura Dotson, Kadon Cain, son-in-law: Ronnie Gossett, brothers: Kyker Atkins, Clarence "Shorty"...
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Bobby Joe Kyle

October 9, 1932 - December 28, 2013

Bobby Joe Kyle, age 81, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013. He was of the Baptist faith, attended the old Cedar Fork Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a well-known dairy farmer. Preceded in death by his parents: George and Mattie Kyle, wife: Mary Frances "Sis" Kyle, sisters: Key Kyle, Georgia Mae Kyle, Mary Ruth Kyle, Louise Greene, brothers: Hargus, Pete, J...
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Jason Lee Glandon

April 12, 1981 - December 25, 2013

Jason Lee Glandon, age 32, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville. Preceded in death by his parents: Gerald Glandon, mother and step-father: Shirley and Robert Sheffield, grandparents: Urel Glandon, and Jesse Russell. Survivors include his wife: Tiffany Roxanne Glandon, daughter: Brianna Faye Glandon, all of Sweetwater, brothers and sister...
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Reba Catron

December 23, 2013

Reba Catron, age 83, of Harriman, passed away Monday, December 23, 2013 at her home. She was preceded in death by husband Carvin Catron and son Warren Catron. Reba is survived by daughter and son-in-law; Donna and Tony McCoy of Rockwood; son and daughter-in-law James and Tammy Catron of Harriman; sister Macel Lewellyn; brothers Robert Goad of Deer Lodge and Barry Goad of California; 6...
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Mary Frances Kyle

August 2, 1934 - December 22, 2013

Mary Frances "Sis" Kyle, age 79, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013, at her home. Retired from Athens Products. Preceded in death by her parents: Nuet and Edna Montooth, brothers and sisters-in-law: Roy "Coot" Montooth, Hugh L. and Jesse Montooth, John Elmer and Mildred Montooth, Carl and Grace Montooth, Homer and Varice Montooth, sister and brother-in-law: Gladys and...
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Fredryc Dee Randolph

September 14, 1941 - December 20, 2013

Fredryc Dee Randolph, age 72, of Niota, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013. He was an avid Tennessee Walking Horse owner, a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his granddaughter: Bailey Randolph, parents: Edd and Hulah Randolph, brother: George "Buster" Randolph, grandparents: George and Francis Miller, Will and Stella...
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Mary Ellen Tilley

November 24, 1930 - December 18, 2013

Mary Ellen Bowens Tilley, age 83, Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She was a member of Fair View Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her husband: Thomas Boyd Tilley, parents: Daniel and Cora Bowens, brother: Robert Bowens, sisters: Nell Howard, Claudia Presley. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: Wayne and Sandy Tilley, of Sweetwater, brothers...
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Alice Loraine Livingston

October 18, 1965 - December 18, 2013

Alice Loraine Livingston Dec. 18, 2013 Alice Loraine Livingston of Sweetwater passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. For the past 7 years Alice made her home at Wood Presbyterian Home in Sweetwater where she received loving care and kindness from all the staff. She was 48. Preceded in death by: parents, Nelson "Shot" Livingston of Kingston and Birdie...
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Ephraim King Berrong, Jr.

February 9, 1925 - December 17, 2013

Ephraim King "Coach" Berrong, Jr, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, December 17,2013 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. A native of Maryville, King resided in Sweetwater for the last sixty-three years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War 11. King retired from the Monroe County School System after 38 years of teaching at Vonore High...
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Samuel James Richesin

March 20, 1949 - December 17, 2013

Samuel James Richesin, age 64, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 1:20A.M. at his home after a battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his wife: Debra Earle Richesin, parents: Lester Jesse Richesin, and Billie Richesin, brother: J.L. Richesin. Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law: Todd and Linda Earle, James Allen Richesin, all of Sweetwater, sisters...
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Louise Walker Baines

July 20, 1930 - December 16, 2013

Louise Walker Baines, age 83, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013, at the family home. She was a lifelong member of Beulah Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Niota, where she taught Sunday school and served on the church board for many years, she loved to talk about Jesus and loved listening to spiritual music. Former employee of Carolyn Chenille for over 20 years. Preceded...
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Mary I. Paige-Poe

January 7, 1942 - December 13, 2013

Mary I. Paige-Poe, age 71, of Englewood, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013, at the family home. She was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her parents: James and Laura Parker, husbands: Doug Paige, and Rev. James W. Poe, sisters and brother-in-law: Catherine and Charlie Foxx, and Ann Reagan, grandson: Zachery Shultz. Survivors include son and...
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Mamie Ester Upton

October 15, 1911 - December 8, 2013

Mamie Ester Upton was born on October 15, 1911 in Sweetwater Tennessee. She was the only child of the late James Wilker and Lattie Hamilton Wilker. At an early age she was baptized and attended services in Sweetwater and faithfully served the lord for the duration of her years. In the late 1920's she met and married Edward Upton of Sweetwater. From this union one son was born, George Edward...
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Hoyt Clayton Gibson

January 1, 1944 - December 7, 2013

Hoyt C. Gibson, age 69, of Belleview, FL., formerly of Sweetwater, went to be with his Savoir and Lord, on Saturday, December 07, 2013. He was a member of Belleview Masonic Lodge. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps., and of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents: W.C. and Emma Belle Gibson, sisters: Bertha Watson, and Rachel Gibson, brothers: Virgil and Lester Gibson. ...
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Helen Bicknel Sparling

January 4, 1925 - December 5, 2013

Helen Bicknel Kinser Sparling, age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013. She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater. She was a kind and loving neighbor and loved and cared for animals. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Preceded in death by her parents: Hubert and Ella Magill Kinser, sisters: Marguerite Kinser, and...
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Emma Sue Thomas

June 10, 1946 - December 2, 2013

Emma Sue Thomas, age 67, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013. She was a member of Forkner Chapel United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her parents: George and Velta McInturff. Survivors include her husband of 31 years: G.W. Thomas, son: Gary Wayne Thomas, sister: Betty Sloan, all of Sweetwater, brothers and sisters-in-law: G.C. and Sue McInturff, of Englewood,...
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Mary Ruth Kyle

March 2, 1924 - November 30, 2013

Mary Ruth Kyle, age 89, of Red Bank formerly of Sweetwater, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday November 30, 2013, at Wood Presbyterian Home. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church for many years, at one time she was very active with the ladies quilting group. She attended Edmonds Business College in Chattanooga; she retired from Decosims and Company after many years of service as an...
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Oscar Ashley Reynolds, Jr.

June 9, 1929 - November 25, 2013

Oscar Ashley Reynolds, age 84, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013 peacefully at his home in Knoxville, formerly of Loudon County. He was born in Streetman, TX on June 9, 1929 to Oscar A. Reynolds, Sr. and Pearl (Davis) Reynolds. He graduated from Elgin High School in Elgin TX, and then served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He attended the University of Texas at Austin graduating...
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Terry Lynn Cain

June 25, 1964 - November 23, 2013

Terry Lynn Cain, age 49, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Select Specialty Hospital, in Knoxville. He was employed by Mills Products INC., in Athens. Preceded in death by his parents: Melvin and Christine Cain, brother: Ronnie Cain, grandparents: Carrie Cain, Minerva and Fred Stout. Survivors include his sister and her life long partner: Shirley Dilbeck and Mike...
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Dorothy Faye Powell

October 6, 1934 - November 22, 2013

Dorothy Powell, age 79, of Sweetwater, went home to be with Jesus on November 22, 2013. She was loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by her father: George Mclean, mother: Mabel Fox, husband: Jack Powell Sr., daughter: Brenda Randolph, and son-in-law: Jack Rodgers. Leaving behind son: Jack Powell Jr., daughters: Sandra Rodgers, Diane Powell, sons and...
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Bobby Lynn Miller

April 8, 1930 - November 15, 2013

Bobby L. Miller, age 83, of Sweetwater, TN, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, retired from Kistlers Bakery in Akron, OH. Preceded in death by his wife: Marion L. Miller, granddaughter: Nichole Ann Finch, parents: Clyde and Christine Miller, brother: C. Marion Miller. Survivors include his daughter: Kathy Miller Finch, Charleston, SC.,...
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Wilma Jean Thompson

September 12, 1937 - November 15, 2013

Wilma Jean Thompson, age 76, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Wilma was a very smart and accomplished business woman having successfuly established the Sweetwater Flower Shop the longest continual operating floral business in Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her parents: Bradford and Easter Thompson, brothers:...
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Inez Acuff Shockley

June 12, 1917 - November 11, 2013

Inez Acuff Shockley, age 96, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her husband: B.A. "Pete" Shockley, parents: Peter and Blanche Acuff, brothers: Roy W. Acuff, Thomas L. Acuff, sisters: Ada Hawkins, and Ruby Smith. Survivors include brother: Samuel L. Acuff, of Lake Charles, LA., adopted family: Cory and Crystal Russell,...
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Beulah Mae Drake

March 11, 1929 - November 10, 2013

Beulah Mae Drake, age 84, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013. She was a member of North Sweetwater Baptist Church where she played the piano for many years, she was a retired hairdresser. Preceded in death by her husband: Thomas L. Drake Jr., parents: Hubert and Myrtle Ingram, brothers: Huey, Raymond, Ernest, Carl, J.R., and Dewey Ingram. Survivors include her daughter and...
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Oldia Mae Watson

November 10, 2013

Oldia Mae Watson, age 96, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013. She was of the Assemblies of God faith. Retired from Sweetwater Hospital Association after serving the nursing profession for over 42 years. Preceded in death by her husband: P.L. "Babe" Watson Sr. Survivors include her children and spouses: Robert and Rosemary Watson, Hugh and Anna Sue Watson, Pryor Jr. and...
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Lucille Barnett McCulloch

December 18, 1921 - November 8, 2013

Lucille Barnett McCulloch, age 91, passed away on Friday November 8, 2013, born December 18, 1921, to Call and Molly Barnett. Lucille was a lifelong resident of Sweetwater and for the past several years a resident of Wood Presbyterian Home. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed farming and retired from Sweetwater Hosiery Mill after many years as a knitter, as a child she...
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David Leland Malone, Sr.

December 5, 1938 - October 29, 2013

David Leland Malone Sr. age 74 of Sweetwater passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Preceded in death by wife, Christina Malone, parents, Dolphus Daniel Malone and Ella Florence Taylor Malone. Survivors include daughter, Jennifer Malone, granddaughters: Aerial, Autumn, Lauren, grandson, Nick, sons and daughter-in-law, David and Michelle Malone and grand dog,...
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Ruby Lee Williams

April 14, 1924 - October 26, 2013

Ruby Lee Redman Williams, age 89, of Philadelphia, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013. She was a member of Paint Rock Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents: Oscar and Dorotha Redman, husband: Ottis Williams, daughters: Karen Sue Williams, Vicki Lee Williams, brother: Curtis G. Redman, sister: Thelma Jane Morris, granddaughter: Susan Lynn Rodriguez. Survivors include her sons...
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Sharon Kay Hurd

October 5, 1947 - October 23, 2013

Sharon Kay Hurd, age 66, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville. Mrs. Hurd was a member of the Sweetwater Church of God. Retired from Thomas and Betts in Athens. Preceded in death by her parents: Charlie Miller and Elizabeth Fowler. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: Scott and Vickey Parker, daughter: Kimberly Harper, all of...
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Johnnie "Wildman Jones

August 26, 1944 - October 19, 2013

Johnnie H. Jones "Wildman", age 69, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday October 19, 2013 at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville. Member of Highland Hills Church, of Lenoir City. Retired from North Fork Southern Rail Road. Preceded in death by his parents: John and Sylvia Jones, sons: John James, baby Christopher Lynn James, Chris James . Survivors include his wife: Sharon Lynn Jones, of...
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Pauline Watson Walton

February 17, 1930 - October 19, 2013

Pauline Watson Walton, age 83, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday October 19, 2013. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Farragut. She was preceded in death by her husband: Doyle G. Walton, parents: Allen and Lillie Watson, brothers: Willard, Winston, Milburn, and Delbert Watson, sisters: Ona Lee Trotter, and Romania Leonard. Survivors include her children: Rhonda Sims,...
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Samuel Otha "Cody" Cooley, Jr.

December 24, 1939 - October 17, 2013

Samuel Otha Cooley, Jr. Known to his family and friends as Cody, of Sweetwater passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, October 17 after a lengthy illness. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He loved his family and we will miss him enormously. He was 73. He was a machinist at Martin Marietta for 19 years and loved doing carpentry work. He was a...
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Gary Raymond Newman

October 22, 1948 - October 11, 2013

Gary Raymond Newman, age 64, died peacefully at home in Ten Mile surrounded by family and friends on Friday October 11, 2013. Born in Sweetwater on October 22, 1948, he attended grammar school in Charleston, West VA, after returning to Sweetwater he attended both Sweetwater High School and TMI. He served two years in Vietnam and Korea and four years in the Tennessee National Guard, he was a...
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Michael Callahan Dougherty

May 14, 1947 - October 3, 2013

Michael Callahan Dougherty, age 66, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by his parents: Edward Carmack "Ed" and Cornelia Callahan Dougherty, sister: Ann Vaught Dougherty. Survivors include his many extended family members and friends of the Sweetwater community. In lieu of...
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Edna Ruth Cleveland

January 10, 1926 - September 27, 2013

Edna Ruth Humberd Cleveland, age 87, of Sweetwater, Tennessee, passed away on September 27, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband, William Ballard Cleveland; father, John Willis Humberd; mother, Fannie Hughes Humberd; brother, Milton Humberd; sisters, Dorothy Baker, Mildred Ball, Jo Ann Humberd; and great-granddaughter, Margaret Anne Eastman. She is survived by sons, John Cleveland and...
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Samuel "Ronnie" Duckett

May 15, 1945 - September 25, 2013

Samuel "Ronnie" Duckett, age 68, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the family home. Retired from Monterey Mushrooms, Inc., in Loudon, TN. Preceded in death by his parents: Dall and Lillian Duckett, sister: Margaret Chesser. Survivors include his wife of 50years: Christine "Cricket" Duckett, daughter and son-in-law: Sandra and Roger Morgan, granddaughter and husband:...
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Anna Thompson Stephens

January 20, 1933 - September 21, 2013

Anna Thompson Stephens, age 80, departed this life Saturday September 21, 2013 at Sweetwater Nursing Center. Anna was a retired bookkeeper and home maker who was devoted to her family. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years: Lemuel Stephens, parents: Brad and Easter Thompson, and brothers: Charles and Clyde Thompson. She is survived by her son:...
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Edna Anderson Watson

October 29, 1915 - September 21, 2013

Edna Anderson Watson, age 97, of Sweetwater, went to be with the Lord on Saturday September 21, 2013. Mrs. Watson retired after 39 years of teaching school in the Monroe and McMinn County school systems. She was a member of the Christianburg Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husbands: Hubert "Hub" Anderson, and Esley Watson, brothers: Price, Ralph, and Jack Forrester, sisters: Newell...
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Christina Malone

January 29, 1938 - September 16, 2013

Christina Malone, age 75, of Sweetwater, TN passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital. Preceded in death by her parents: Frances and James Norden. Survivors include her husband: David Malone, Sr., of Sweetwater daughter: Jennifer Malone, of Sweetwater, granddaughters: Aerial, Autumn, Lauren, grandson: Nick, sons and daughter-in-law: David and Michelle Malone and grand...
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Lille Mae Cousins

August 23, 1913 - September 14, 2013

Lillie Mae Cousins, age 100, a lifelong resident of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the family home. She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater. Miss Cousins was the last surviving class member of the Sweetwater High School graduating class of 1932. She was preceded in death by her parents: John Mathew Bloomer Cousins and Bertha Mae...
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John "Cliff" Kirkland

April 23, 1917 - September 14, 2013

John Clifford "Cliff" Kirkland, age 96, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday September 14, 2013, at Kindred Health Care in Loudon, he was born in 1917 at Citico and moved to Sweetwater at age 12. He is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years: Myrtle Stone Kirkland, father and mother: Jim and Mary Kirkland, grandson: Brent Parks, 4 brothers, 4 sisters. He is survived by his sons and...
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E. Wayne Kile

February 2, 1938 - September 10, 2013

E. Wayne Kile, age 75, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at Woods Presbyterian Home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Korea. He was a member of Paint Rock Baptist Church. His passion was music and loved to play the keyboards with friends and family. In addition to his parents: Bud and Fannie Kile and a grandson: Keoka Sidney Kile he was preceded in...
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Clayteen Moss

March 23, 1946 - September 7, 2013

Clayteen Moss age 67 of Ten Mile passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a 25 year member of Meigs Lodge # 213 F&AM, 32nd degree Mason. A graduate of TMI and Hiwassee College. Clayteen was a long time business man in Ten Mile as well as Sweetwater, TN. He started and operated many business with the last being Sweetwater Pawn Shop, Inc. He...
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William Afton Buckelew

February 17, 1936 - August 27, 2013

William Afton Buckelew age 77 of Riceville, TN passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Graveside service and Interment 2:30 PM Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Christianburg Church Cemetery. Military Honors provided by the Sweetwater VFW Gold Star Post and members of the Monroe County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 93. Sweetwater Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
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Jackson Tipton Jones

September 28, 1921 - August 27, 2013

Jackson Tipton Jones of Sweetwater, TN died August 27, 2013. He was predeceased by his Birmingham born and bred wife of 65 years, Sarah (Sally) Louise McKinley Jones. Surviving him are his children, Sam and Dottie Jones, Lulie and Herbert Thomas, Laetitia (Tish) and Alex Rom-Roginski, Sarah Jones, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a member of an old East Tennessee family...
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Mary Helen Fitzgerald

February 1, 1931 - August 24, 2013

Mary Helen Hinds Fitzgerald, age 82, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday August 24, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of Steekee Creek Baptist Church of Loudon. Preceded in death by her husband Allen Fitzgerald, parents: John and Gertie Hinds, sisters: Ida Gray, Lafon Moore, Opal Lance, and Myrel Raby. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law: Ramona and Johnny Gibson,...
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Kenneth W. Thompson

November 27, 1954 - August 22, 2013

Kenneth W. Thompson, of Sweetwater and Athens, TN, born November 27, 1954, died August 22, 2013, He was a carpenter by trade and of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents: Farris Ott and Helen Ruth Stephens Thompson, bother: Joseph Dale Thompson, and step-mother: Ethyl Thompson. Survivors include his children: Kara (Nathan) Smith of Charleston, SC Keith(Nicole) Thompson, of...
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Harvel Lonzo Morris

September 17, 1937 - August 7, 2013

Harvel Lonzo Morris, age 75, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. He attended Christiansburg Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents: Alonzo and Abigail Morris, son: Harvel Ray Morris, brother: Sam Morris. Survivors include his wife: Patsy Joyce Morris, Sweetwater, Step-children: Donnie and Mary J. Dixon, of Madisonville, Debbie Dixon, of Lenoir City, Richard Dixon...
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Mattie Allmond Clevenger

August 9, 1925 - August 3, 2013

Mattie Allmond Clevenger, age 87, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday August 3, 2013 at the Sweetwater Nursing Center. She was a member of North Sweetwater Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husbands: Arthur Allmond and Floyd Clevenger, step-daughter: Pat Clevenger. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: David and Debbie Allmond, daughters and son-in-law: Brenda Morrison, and...
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Berthell Minnie Burdett

August 23, 1927 - July 29, 2013

Berthell Minnie Moon Burdett, age 85, of Sweetwater, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, July 29, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born in Albertville, AL., relocating to TN in 1952. She was retired from TN Hosiery. Her passion was canning, cross-stitching, and taking care of her great-grandchildren. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She will be missed by many. ...
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Luther "Luke" Smith

April 6, 1941 - July 22, 2013

Luther Leslie "Luke" Smith, age 72, of Niota, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013. He was a member of Union McMinn Baptist Church, retired from the McMinn County Highway Department, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his wife: Jennette Stephens Smith, parents: James "Jim" and Lucille Smith, 2 infant brothers and a brother: James Ray Smith, sister: Gladys Hughes. Survivors...
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Robert E. Duvernoy

January 29, 1926 - July 21, 2013

Robert E. Duvernoy, age 87, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013. He was of the Methodist Faith and a retired Labor Relation Division Director. A veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Marines. Preceded in death by his parents: Leslie and Irene Duvernoy. Survivors include his wife: Mary Duvernoy, of Sweetwater, step-daughters: Teresa Garrett, of Maryville, Ruby Jones, of...
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Frankie Faye Tallent

July 14, 1932 - July 21, 2013

Frankie Faye Tallent, age 81, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013. She was a member of New Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband Dennis Tallent. Retired from Sweetwater Nursing Center. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law: Lesa and David Smith, of Sweetwater, son: Frank Murray, of Grandview, 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces...
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Lonnie Charles Scharschu

November 16, 1968 - July 14, 2013

Lonnie Scharschu, age 44, of Sweetwater, formerly of Kingston, NY., passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents: Charles and Jo Ann Scharschu. He was of the Christian Faith. Survivors include his wife of 17 years: Margaret Scharschu, of Sweetwater, daughters and son-in-law: Kayleigh and Tyler Andrufski, of Cleveland, TN, Amy Duke, Champaign, IL., and Laura Duke,...
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Evelyn Martha Johnson

February 7, 1925 - July 10, 2013

Evelyn Martha Henry Johnson, age 88, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was a long-time member of Cedar Fork Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall L. Johnson; her parents, Josie Houser Henry and Robert Henry; and brothers, Richard and Clyde Henry. She is survived by her eight children: JoAnn (Bill) Thibodeau, Polson, MT; Carolyn (Chuck)...
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Irene Wattenbarger Thompson

December 10, 1926 - July 10, 2013

Irene Wattenbarger Thompson, age 86, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at U.T. Medical Center Knoxville. A lady of true integrity, she set an example for her family by the way she lived. She lovingly sacrificed herself for others throughout all phases of her life, gracefully enduring its many trials and hardships. With a kind and gentle spirit, she earned the respect of...
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Adele Marie Wildey

July 11, 1946 - July 9, 2013

Adele Marie Wildey, age 66, of Seneca, SC., formerly of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday July 9, 2013. She was of the Methodist Faith. Preceded in death by her husband: James Wildey, parents: Ernest and Theresa Kittel. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Kirby and Mandi Nelson, of Seneca, SC., and John and Tiffany Nelson, of Savannah, GA grandchildren: Blaze, Bodhi, Sierra,...
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Donald Ray Wyrick

June 23, 1938 - July 9, 2013

Donald Ray "Paddlefoot" Wyrick, age 75. Of Sweetwater, a native of Loudon, TN, and life long resident of Monroe County, passed away on Tuesday July 9, 2013. He retired from Sweetwater Utilities Board after 39 years of service, he was instrumental in starting the Christianburg Volunteer Fire Department in 1989, he also had served as the fire Chief for a while and was a volunteer Firefighter. ...
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