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Sarah Elizabeth Fortney

Sarah Elizabeth Fortney

April 11, 1922 — July 28, 2014
Service: August 2, 2014

Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" West Fortney, 92, died of natural causes at home Monday, July 28th with family by her side. She was a caring and devoted sister, wife, mother, nurse and friend, born with a kind, gentle spirit, who was unfailingly polite, to the last day of her life. Born April 11, 1922 to parents Walter Wesley West and Ella Agnes Miller West on the family's dairy farm in Mocksville, NC, she was the sixth of eight children. She was...

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Pauline Brackin Tipton

Pauline Brackin Tipton

October 12, 1928 — July 28, 2014
Service: July 31, 2014

Pauline Brackin Tipton age 86 of Maryville died on Monday, July 28, 2014 at home. Born October 12, 1928 in Tremont, TN (Smoky Mountains) the oldest of eleven children. She was a devoted member of Pilgrim Baptist Church of Maryville until her death. Preceded in death by: Husband, Virgil Tipton; Infant Son, Granville Leon Tipton; Parents, John & Freddie Brackin; Sisters, Johnnie, June & Carolyn; Brothers, Bobby, Jimmy & Gary Brackin. Survivors...

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Wilma Jean Teffeteller

Wilma Jean Teffeteller

February 22, 1930 — July 27, 2014
Service: July 29, 2014

Wilma Jean (Tipton) Teffeteller of Maryville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 27, 2014. While we rejoice that she is enjoying heaven with her beloved husband Ken, she will be deeply missed by her son Kenne and wife Elmeria, daughter Kathy Puckett and husband Joel, and her precious granddaughter, Kendra Forsythe and husband Matt, sister Juanita Myers, brother J.T. (Shirley) Tipton, brothers-in-law Randall (Edna) Teffeteller and...

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Norman Wayne Copeland

Norman Wayne Copeland

February 10, 1932 — July 26, 2014
Service: August 1, 2014

Norman Wayne Copeland, 82, resident of Muncie, passed away July 26, 2014 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born in Maryville, Tennessee, February 10, 1932, the son of Jewell and Nellie Tefeteller Copeland. He retired from Westinghouse in Muncie in 1989 and was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He moved from Chicago and lived for many years in Tennessee before settling in Indiana. He was a member of IUE Local Union. ...

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Billy P. Justice

Billy P. Justice

May 1, 1936 — July 25, 2014
Service: July 28, 2014

Bill P. "Wild Man" Justice age 78 of Maryville passed away Friday July 25, 2014. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Maryville. Bill retired from Sears after 29 years of service and then went on to work for the University of Tennessee for 5 years. He survived by his wife of over 27 years, Mary Justice, son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Cathy Justice, grand-daughter, Marissa Justice, daughter, Debbie Shumate, many beloved nieces and...

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Eudora Mae Flynn

Eudora Mae Flynn

March 14, 1933 — July 22, 2014
Service: July 25, 2014

Eudora Dixon Flynn passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the family home. She was a member of Piney Level Baptist Church and retired from Shoney's after many years of service. Preceded in death by: Husband, Gene Flynn; Mother, Iva Dixon; Father Jake Dixon; Sisters, Helen Sutherland and Ellen Gardner; Infant Brothers, Eugene and JW Dixon. Survivors include: Sons, Steve Flynn (Karen), Curtis Flynn; Daughter, Jeannie Flynn; Brother, Ken Dixon ...

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Curtis L. Hepler

January 22, 1933 — July 22, 2014
Service: No Services

Curtis Hepler age 82 of Maryville passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. He leaves to mourn, Donna; son, Mark of Minnesota; brother, Darwin of Michigan; two nieces and one nephew of Michigan. Burial at Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.

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William Robert McCulloch

William Robert McCulloch

May 6, 1932 — July 22, 2014
Service: July 26, 2014

William R. "Bob" McCulloch age 82 of Maryville joined his Heavenly Family on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Third Street Baptist Church. Bob always had hard candy to offer and was often called the "Candy Man." He was a Shriner, avid reader, and retired from Olin Chemical in Charleston. Preceded in death by: Wife, Mary Lee McCulloch; Daughter, Sherry McCulloch; Brothers, James & Raymond McCulloch;...

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Larry E. (Pedro) Myers

Larry E. (Pedro) Myers

August 5, 1937 — July 21, 2014
Service: July 24, 2014

Larry E. (Pedro) Myers age 76 of Maryville passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at home. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Larry was a graduate of Porter High School as an accomplished athlete of three sports. He was All-County Football with Maryville College and joined the Air National Guard where he received commendation helping with the Berlin Airdrop for food behind the Berlin Wall. He retired from Levi's Corp. after many years...

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Marjorie Juanita Swafford

Marjorie Juanita Swafford

August 29, 1923 — July 20, 2014
Service: July 24, 2014

Marjorie Juanita Hayes Swafford, 1923-2014, is resting at peace with her Lord Jesus Christ. She is rejoicing with those who have been waiting, her beloved husband of 71 years, Carlos Lee Swafford, her precious daughter, Paula Diane Swafford, her beautiful mother, Cora Helen Walker Hayes who passed away when Marjorie was a child of 9, her devoted father, Jefferson Baird Hayes, her cherished aunt and uncles, Minnie Evelyn Walker Guthrie and...

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