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Carolyn B. Parker

Carolyn B. Parker

April 17, 1939 — March 23, 2015
Service: March 26, 2015

Carolyn B. Parker age 75 of Maryville passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Carolyn was a loving, caring wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by: Husband, Jack Parker; Parents, Ross & Blanche Black. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Johnny & Kim Parker; Daughters, Tammy Hembree and Lisa Parker; Son,...

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Eddie "Steve" Dixon

Eddie "Steve" Dixon

November 19, 1945 — March 21, 2015
Service: March 25, 2015

Eddie "Steve" Dixon, age 69, of Rockford, passed away at the family home Saturday, March 21, 2015. Steve was a devoted Christian, a 1963 graduate of Everett High School, and a member of the Tennessee Sports and Blount County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a devoted family man, a wonderful husband, father, and brother; He was truly exceptional. Preceded in death by his father, Bruce Leo Dixon; Survived by his wife, Lori Merriman Dixon; sons,...

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Amy Agnus Jett Handley

Amy Agnus Jett Handley

May 1, 1924 — March 19, 2015
Service: March 23, 2015

Amy Agnus (Jett) Handley, age 90, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Novi, Michigan. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Alcoa and was a loving Mother and Grammie. Preceded in death by her husband, Michael Handley and survived by her sons, Larry and Denise Handley, James and Darlene Handley, and John and Amanda Handley; 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Family and friends will assemble at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23,...

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Leonard Teeple

Leonard Teeple

August 14, 1965 — March 19, 2015
Service: March 23, 2015

Leonard Thomas "Gchi-Mukwa" Teeple, age 49, of Rockford, TN, crossed to the other side to be with our Lord on March 19, 2015. he fought a long and hard battle for 5 years with throat cancer. Leonard was of the Catholic faith; an electrician by trade belonging to the IBEW in Detroit. He was a good and giving person. He was preceded in death by daughter, Amanda Teeple, brother, Gary Teeple, grandparents, Edmund and Beulah Teeple, and Bill and...

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Thelma Ann Tyler

Thelma Ann Tyler

August 24, 1918 — March 19, 2015
Service: March 21, 2015

Thelma Ann Green Tyler, 96 of Maryville passed away March 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Guilford Tyler; parents, Charles and Johnny Hudgen Green; Sisters, Mildred O'Neal, Blanch Green, Mary Charles "Charlie" Carter. She is survived by daughter Patsy Tyler Johnson and Frank Johnson; son Guilford Tim Tyler, Jr. and Ann Gregg Tyler; grandchildren, Angelina Clanton, Charles "Chuck" Johnson, Aaron Tyler, Laura Beth...

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Ruth Christine Borden

Ruth Christine Borden

August 11, 1937 — March 17, 2015
Service: March 25, 2015

Ruth Christine McCampbell Scarlett Borden, age 77, passed away peacefully, sleeping at home, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Preceded in death by: mother, Mae Underwood McCampbell & father, Robert; siblings, Louise, Cotton, Roy and Robert; two husbands, Hugh E. Scarlett and William Borden; daughter, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Willocks. Ruth's spirit will continue in the loving memories of daughters, Mary Ruth & Don Lunau, Cora & James Costner, and Betty...

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George L. Sorensen, Jr.

July 16, 1951 — March 17, 2015
Service: No Services

George L. Sorensen age 63 of Friendsville, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the family home. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. George attended Christian Church of Loudon County. He was an Aircraft Mechanic and retired from Express Jet after 20 years of service. Survivors include: Wife, Cheryl Sorensen. A private service will be held at a later date. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www...

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Florence "Flo" Amarella

October 20, 1916 — March 16, 2015
Service: No Services

Florence "Flo" Amarella, 98, formerly of Maryville, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at UT Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Carolina, RI she spent most of her life in NJ and FL before moving to Maryville. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Alcoa. Preceded in death by: husband, Ben. Survivors include: daughters, Donna Marasco and Elaine Jenkins; son-in-law, William L. Jenkins; many nieces and nephews. A mass will...

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Gilbert Costner

Gilbert Costner

February 16, 1935 — March 16, 2015
Service: March 20, 2015

Gilbert Costner age 80, native of Blount County but has lived in other areas across the country, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Kindred Care Maryville. He was a graduate of Young High School in Knoxville and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Gilbert worked with Bendix Corp in the space program and also worked with IBM until retirement. Preceded in death by: Parents, Fate & Ruby Sparks Costner; Brother, Kenneth Costner and...

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Carl Lawson White

Carl Lawson White

November 6, 1918 — March 16, 2015
Service: March 19, 2015

Rev. Carl White age 96, of Maryville, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Carl pastored Hillcrest Baptist Church for 63 years and preached his last sermon there on March 8, 2015. He retired from Alcoa after 45 years of service. He based his life on John 3:16, and ironically he walked through the heavenly gates on 3/16. Preceded in death by: Wife of 70 years, Gladys White; Parents, Bethel & Meletta White; Brother,...

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