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Betty Gardner Buchanan

Betty Gardner Buchanan

September 4, 1933 — July 30, 2015
Service: August 2, 2015

Betty Gardner Buchanan entered the gates of heaven on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was born September 4, 1933 in Maryville, TN. She was of Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her father, Thomas Gardner and her mother, Harriett Gardner Watson, twin brother, Bill Gardner, Sisters, Kate Graham, Irene Walker, brothers, Roy Gardner, Arthur Gardner, J.T. Gardner and daughter Kay Buchanan Baumgardner. She is survived by sister Helen Cooper and...

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Ronnie Luis Ojeda Toledo

July 30, 2015 — July 30, 2015
Service: No Services

Ronnie Luis Ojeda Toledo, infant son of Manuel Ojeda Toledo and Wendy Stevens passed away on Thursday, July 30 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.

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Catherine Roberta LaJuett

Catherine Roberta LaJuett

February 26, 1928 — July 28, 2015
Service: August 1, 2015

Catherine Roberta ("Nanna") LaJuett went home to the Lord, July 28th. She was a resident at Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation-Fairpark for over five years due to Alzheimer's disease. For nearly 20 years the disease destroyed her memories, her freedom, quality of life and ultimately her life. She was a member of Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church for years until she was disabled by the disease. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy...

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Dorothy B. McKee

Dorothy B. McKee

December 7, 1923 — July 28, 2015
Service: July 30, 2015

Dorothy B. McKee age 91 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at home with her family. Preceded in death by: Husband, Joe R. McKee; Sons, Bobby Joe McKee & James Robert McKee. Survivors include: Son, Paul McKee; Brother, Herman Hannah; Friend & Caregiver, Shirley Russell. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. John Lowe officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 11:00...

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William Mickey Walker

William Mickey Walker

December 19, 1941 — July 27, 2015
Service: August 1, 2015

William Mickey Walker was born on December 19, 1941 and left this world on July 27, 2015. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He owned and operated Walker's – Sterling's IGA for more than 20 years and served on the Blount County Commission from 1990 – 1998. He loved working on his farm and spending time at the project with his friends, but most of all he loved spending time with his family or as he would say, "his babies and...

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Daniel A. Dearing

Daniel A. Dearing

August 13, 1947 — July 26, 2015
Service: July 31, 2015

Daniel A. Dearing age 67 of Maryville passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Veteran of the US Army Reserves and a graduate of Brockton High School in Brockton, MA. Daniel was a long time sports official for football, softball and basketball and retired from LeBaron Foundry with 42 years of service in Brockton, MA. Preceded in death by: Daughter, Cheryl Vradenburgh; Parents,...

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Billy Reed

Billy Reed

April 14, 1934 — July 25, 2015
Service: July 28, 2015

Rev. Billy R. Reed, age 81 of Maryville went to be with his heavenly Father and two of his precious daughters that were waiting for him. The Rev. Reed was a faithful minister of the Lord for over 50 years, pastoring nine churches and having the honor of serving two of them twice in Blount, Knox and Loudon counties. He held numerous revivals all over east Tennessee and North Carolina. Rev. Reed also worked and retired from ALCOA and was a member...

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Maryann Pankratz

Maryann Pankratz

September 25, 1943 — July 24, 2015
Service: Private Service

Maryann Pankratz age 71 of Maryville passed away Friday July 24, 2015. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister she is survived by her husband of fifty years, Walt Pankratz, son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Beth Pankratz; daughter and son-in-law, Kristie and Chance Ballew; grandchildren, Brody, Samuel and Ellen Pankratz, Chloe and Max Ballew; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Susan Zivkovic; niece and nephew, Amy and Christopher...

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Lucile Weiss

Lucile Weiss

January 15, 1918 — July 24, 2015
Service: July 28, 2015

Lucile Gillespie Stepp Weiss - age 97, of Walland, TN passed away on July 24, 2015 at her home in Johnson City, TN. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Stepp and Raymond Weiss; sisters Abigail, Flora, Annabelle, and Maude; brothers George and Porter; daughter Roberta; and son William. Lucile Weiss was born on January 15, 1918 in Walland, TN to John C. Gillespie and Mary Josephine Walker. She is survived by her son, Robert Stepp...

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Richard Guy Ryan

Richard Guy Ryan

November 27, 1937 — July 21, 2015
Service: July 25, 2015

Richard Guy Ryan age 77 of Maryville passed away at home on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Willie Mae Ryan and his grandson, Brandon Wallace Ryan. Guy was a member of Friendsville Baptist Church and was retired from Alcoa Aluminum. Guy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather – his family always came first. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Carolyn; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and...

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