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Elaine "Laney" Lankford

Elaine "Laney" Lankford

July 16, 1955 — September 16, 2014
Service: September 19, 2014

Elaine "Laney" Lankford age 59 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital to go home to be with her heavenly family. She served in the Tennessee Air National Guard. Elaine was a lifelong animal lover and enjoyed fishing, swimming and basically anything outdoors. She loved being with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by those who knew her. Survivors include: Daughter & Son-in-law, Kira ...

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Gary Lynn Hackney

Gary Lynn Hackney

July 23, 1950 — September 15, 2014
Service: September 18, 2014

Gary Lynn Hackney, husband, father, papaw, brother and friend, passed away Monday September 15, 2014 at the age of 64. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by father, Charles Frank Hackney; mother, Mabel Thomas Davis; stepfather, Jim Davis; brother, Jerry "Mick" Hackney and nephew, Robbie Greene; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Stella Martin. He is survived by a loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Judy Martin...

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Carmalee S. Easter

Carmalee S. Easter

January 12, 1925 — September 13, 2014
Service: September 16, 2014

Carmalee Snelson Easter, age 89 of Alcoa went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, September 13, 2014. She was a selfless, kind and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was happiest when doing for others and loved to crochet, sew and cook. Mrs. Easter graduated from Alcoa High School as salutatorian and was employed at ALCOA during WWII. Mrs Easter was a member of First Baptist Alcoa, and was active...

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Velma Marie Yates

Velma Marie Yates

December 6, 1930 — September 12, 2014
Service: September 14, 2014

Velma Marie Yates age 83 went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 12, 2014. She was a long time member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Velma was preceded in death by: Husband, Robert Yates; Son, Richard (Slick) Yates; Son-in-law, Mike Wade; Father, Robert Irwin; Mother, Mary Irwin; Brother, Wayne Irwin; Granddaughter, Christina Wade; Grandson, Jimmy Wade; Great-Grandsons, Hemi Yates & Billie Yates; Nephews, Robert (Bobbie) Irwin and Robbie...

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Doris Ruth Davis

Doris Ruth Davis

September 9, 1934 — September 6, 2014
Service: September 9, 2014

Doris Ruth Davis age 79 of Louisville passed away Saturday September 6, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Doris retired from Levi Strauss Company after many years of service. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Lloyd "Toby" Davis, son Tony Davis, brother Carl Hurst. Doris is survived by her son and daughter-in-law...

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Avis Eloise Pickens

Avis Eloise Pickens

May 3, 1922 — September 6, 2014
Service: September 9, 2014

Avis Eloise Pickens, born May 3, 1922 passed away September 6, 2014 at U.T. Medical Center to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Sammie W. Pickens. Others who preceded her in death were her Father and Mother, Ira and Elizabeth Abbott; Sisters, Dorothy Ogle, Beatrice Radford and Brother, Harold Abbott. Brothers-in-law, Clinton...

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Wanda Sue Smalley

Wanda Sue Smalley

March 14, 1941 — September 4, 2014
Service: No Services

Wanda (Susie) Smalley age 73 of Maryville passed away on Thursday, September 04, 2014 at Kindred Healthcare. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by: Husband, Tom Smalley; Grandson, Tommy Bright. Survivors include: Daughters, Debi Loven, Darlene Bright, Tonyel Harris; Eight Grandchildren; Eleven Great-Grandchildren; Sister, Mary Collins. No services are scheduled at this time. Smith Funeral &...

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Carl Reece Branton

Carl Reece Branton

February 14, 1946 — September 2, 2014
Service: September 4, 2014

Carl Reece Branton age 68 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, September 02, 2014 at the family home. He was a member of Harmony Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and loved to fish. Preceded in death by: Parents, George & Rowena Branton; Grandparents, Alexander & Ollie Drinnen and Tildon & Pawnee Branton. Survivors include: Wife of 47 years, Wilma Branton; Daughter & Son-in-law, Wenona & Randy Atkins; Grandchildren, Julia & Erin Atkins; Sister,...

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Laverne Dorsey Baker

Laverne Dorsey Baker

May 17, 1939 — August 30, 2014
Service: September 3, 2014

Laverne Dorsey Baker age 75 of Walland passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Kindred Healthcare. She was a member of Oak View Baptist Church. Laverne retired from the University of Tennessee Campus with 20 years of service as a Custodial Foreman. She was a wonderful and talented seamstress. She was a loving and devoted wife & mother who will be deeply missed by those who knew her. Survivors include: Husband, Rudy Baker; Son & Daughter...

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James Ollie Hatcher

James Ollie Hatcher

December 10, 1922 — August 28, 2014
Service: August 30, 2014

James O. Hatcher age 91 of Maryville, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on August 28, 2014 at Kindred Healthcare. He was born on December 10, 1922, the son of Ollie Hatcher and Nora Carr Hatcher. James was the owner and operator of Hickory Corner since 1958 and owned and operated Blount County School buses for 30 years. He was also an avid camper and member of the NCHA. He was a member of Oak View Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee. ...

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