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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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Harold Millard Smith

Harold Millard Smith

August 28, 1922 — March 15, 2015
Service: April 11, 2015

Harold Millard Smith, known as Millard to his friends and family, was born in Takoma Park, Maryland, on August 28, 1922 to parents Hobart McKinley Smith and Eva Kussler Smith. He died on March 15, 2015 at the age of 92 at the home of his daughter Evans and son-in-law Hamilton Bowen in Louisville, Tennessee. Attending Loma Linda University Medical School, he graduated with the class of 1947. A first-rate scholar, the university engaged him as a...

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Stephen Ray Dunbar

Stephen Ray Dunbar

August 30, 1952 — March 13, 2015
Service: March 17, 2015

Stephen Ray Dunbar of Maryville passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. He was a faithful member of the Maryville Church of Christ, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by mother Wanda Dunbar, wife Donna Dunbar and daughters Stephanie (Mazen) Siam and Amanda Dunbar. He is also survived by grandchildren Laila Siam and Jackson Dunbar, and sisters, Connie Spurlock, LinnDel Harold and Jennette Dunbar. Funeral Services will be 2...

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Iva Jean Butler

Iva Jean Butler

December 15, 1949 — March 12, 2015
Service: March 14, 2015

Iva Jean Butler, 65, of Maryville, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Iva recently retired after nearly 45 years of service at The Daily Times with an iconic career as a reporter and photographer. She was one of the longest-serving employees in Times' history and second longest newsroom employee. Iva had a passion for her community and served it for many years with her stories and photographs. She covered the...

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Hugh Allen Monger

Hugh Allen Monger

September 22, 1920 — March 11, 2015
Service: March 13, 2015

Hugh Allen Monger, age 94, departed this earth March 11, 2015 to be with his Lord. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church. He was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran with seven years of service. He served on the USS Badger, USS Arkansas, and the USS Everett F Larson, receiving many awards and medals. He is survived by: Loving Wife, Marion; Daughter, Deborah; Step-daughters, Eula, Phyllis, and Cheryl; several...

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