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Fred Hummel, Jr.

Fred Hummel, Jr.

March 15, 1936 — January 8, 2015
Service: January 13, 2015

Fred Hummel Jr., age 78, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the family home. Fred grew up in Chilhowee and graduated from Lanier High School in 1954. He was a member of the Mountain View Masonic Lodge #519 and was retired from Kroger's after 50 years of service. Fred truly enjoyed the Chilhowee Lake and spending time outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Josie Hummel and his son, Marty Hummel. ...

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Julie Jeanine Spurlock

Julie Jeanine Spurlock

October 4, 1969 — January 8, 2015
Service: January 12, 2015

Julie Brookshire Spurlock 45 passed away suddenly on January 8th 2015 as a result of an automobile accident. Julie was a nurse at Blount Memorial TCC. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gail W. Sinclair, father Ted Brookshire, Brother Shannon Brookshire, Uncle Steve Wilson, grandparents Frank and Edwina Wilson, Bill and Iva Brookshire. Survivors include sons; Trevor and Grayson Spurlock, Corey Keen; Husband Douglas Spurlock. Aunts; Kathy...

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Marie Cupp

Marie Cupp

November 6, 1929 — January 7, 2015
Service: No Services

Marie Cupp age 85 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by: Mother, Etta Vineyard; Brothers, Ray Newcomb and Clarence Newcomb; Sister-in-law, Linda Newcomb. Survivors include: Children, Diana Parton, Calvin Cupp & wife Charlotte, Vickie McCarter & husband Larry, Henrietta (Baby) Williamson & husband Johnny; Pam Budd & husband Mike, Sam Cupp & wife Melissa; Ten Grandchildren; 21...

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Ruth Loraine McManus

Ruth Loraine McManus

September 27, 1948 — January 7, 2015
Service: January 11, 2015

Ruth Loraine (Muir) McManus went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 7, 2015, surrounded by loved ones in her home. Ruth was born in Indianapolis, IN, on September 27, 1948. She graduated from Speedway High School and continued to receive her Master's degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She completed her E.D.S. from Lincoln Memorial University in 1996. Ruth was married to Harry Robert...

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Stanley Lee Ellis

Stanley Lee Ellis

December 12, 1940 — January 6, 2015
Service: January 9, 2015

Stanley Lee Ellis age 74 of Alcoa passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church, a veteran of United States Marine Corp, served in the Vietnam War and a member of the local VFW. He was retired from the US Postal Service. Survivors include his wife of 46 years Carolyn Ellis; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and John McDonell, Julie and Samuel Liford; Grandchildren,...

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Reba Lee Finger

Reba Lee Finger

May 13, 1932 — January 5, 2015
Service: January 8, 2015

Reba Lee Guider Finger of Friendsville, died at her home early morning Monday January 5th, 2015 with her family surrounding her with their love as they celebrated her release from bladder cancer. For her, her victory was in the completion of her course, the keeping of her faith, and the transition from being in the presence of her family to being with Her Lord and Savior. "To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord." She was...

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Jeffrey Stephen Diggs

Jeffrey Stephen Diggs

November 3, 1980 — January 4, 2015
Service: January 9, 2015

Jeffrey Stephen Diggs was born on November 3, 1980 in Maryville, TN to Joe S. Diggs of Maryville, TN and Bobbie L. Diggs of Maryville, TN. Jeff walked into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, on January 4, 2015 at the age of 34. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie L. Warren Diggs; paternal grandfather, Homer C. Diggs; and maternal grandmother, Marie Lee. Jeff is survived by his father, Joe S. Diggs; three brothers, Johnny Diggs,...

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Brenda Kay Yates

Brenda Kay Yates

July 15, 1952 — January 4, 2015
Service: January 8, 2015

Brenda Kay Yates age 62 of Maryville passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her home. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nene. She enjoyed working with her flowers and spending time with her granddaughter. Preceded in death by: Dad, Gilbert "Gib" Jenkins. Survivors include: Husband of 44 years. Harold Yates; Son & Daughter-in-law, Rodney & Hayley Yates; Daughter & Son-in-law, Hollie & Chris Adams; Granddaughter, Hannah Adams; Mother,...

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Bobby Joe Miller

Bobby Joe Miller

November 17, 1950 — January 3, 2015
Service: January 6, 2015

Bobby Joe Miller age 64 passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the family home surrounded by family. Bob never met a stranger, was a friend to all and always had a smile on his face. He spent many years working and following the Miller Racing Team with his brother and nephews. After retiring from Schlegel/BTR, he enjoyed spending summers at Sundown Resort in Townsend, TN where he and Benny were very active in the church ministry at Sundown....

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Robert Errol "Bob" Thomas

Robert Errol "Bob" Thomas

September 2, 1946 — January 3, 2015
Service: January 7, 2015

Robert E. "Bob" Thomas, age 68, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, January 03, 2015 at the family home. Bob was the minister of music for Piney Level Baptist Church for the past 28 years and previously at Piney Grove Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church in Alcoa. He retired from the Knoxville CAC after 30 years of service and was also a former teacher and principal of 9 years in Sevier County. Preceded in death by his Grandparents, Mr....

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