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Shirley Christensen

Shirley Christensen

February 13, 1916 — January 15, 2014
Service: January 19, 2014

Shirley Christensen age 97 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Fairpark Healthcare Center. She was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grand mother. Preceded in death by: Husband, Svend Christensen; Parents, Franklin & Gertrude Dean; Son, Dwight Lawrence; Four Brothers. Survivors include: Daughter, Judith Gately; Grandchildren, Julie, Michelle, Christopher, Daniel...

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Patricia S. Clanton

Patricia S. Clanton

November 16, 1938 — January 15, 2014
Service: January 19, 2014

Patricia Woodby Clanton, age 75, of Maryville, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Fort Sanders Hospital. She cared for many people during her life as a Public Health Nurse at the Blount County Health Department. She later became an auditor for the State of Tennessee Department of Health. Preceded in death by: Parents, John & Mae Pemberton; Brother & Sister-in-law, Bobby & Margaret Pemberton. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Scott &...

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John Robinette

John Robinette

November 11, 1944 — January 15, 2014
Service: January 18, 2014

John Robinette, age 69, a lifelong resident of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at his home with his family. John was a graduate of Everett High School and a member of Everett Hills Baptist and Alcoa First Baptist Church. He was retired from Alcoa with 38 years of service at the South Plant and was a member of the 25-Year Club. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Security Agency serving during Vietnam in Kassel, Germany. He...

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Fred Lester Self

March 2, 1921 — January 15, 2014
Service: January 17, 2014

Fred L. Self, age 92, of Maryville passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Asbury Place. He is survived by his wife; Wanda Self of 63 years and several Nieces and Nephews There will be a graveside service and entombment at 3:00 pm on Friday January 17, 2014 at Grandview Mausoleum with the Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithLifeandLegacy.com.

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James A. Vaughn

James A. Vaughn

April 5, 1934 — January 15, 2014
Service: January 20, 2014

JAMES (JIM) ALFRED VAUGHN- age 79, of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at home, with his wife of 51 years and his daughter at his side. Jim was a much beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where he married his wife in 1962. He moved to Titusville, Florida in 1966, where he worked as an accountant for McDonnell Douglas-Boeing Corporation for 25 years. He and his wife...

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Karl Zurmuehlen

Karl Zurmuehlen

February 26, 1937 — January 15, 2014
Service: January 17, 2014

Karl Frederick Zurmuehlen, born February 26, 1937 passed into Glory at Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville, TN. He was a member of Grace Community Church in Maryville, TN. Preceded in death by: parents, Fred & Mildred Zurmuehlen. Survivors include: Wife of 55 years, Becky Zurmuehlen; Daughter, Kristen Lattimer (Mark); Son, Kevin Zurmuehlen (Kristen); Grandchildren, Aubrey Lattimer, Christopher Lattimer, Katy Zurmuehlen and Kyle Zurmuehlen. Karl...

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Carol Jean Moore

Carol Jean Moore

June 21, 1945 — January 14, 2014
Service: January 18, 2014

Carol Jean (Roberts) Moore 68 of Maryville lost her fight with pneumonia (ARDS) on January 14, 2014 to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by: Husband, James B. Moore; Parents, Eugene Roberts & Blanche (Ogle) Roberts. She is survived by: Beloved Son, Jeffery Eugene Moore and Wife Peggy; Grandchildren, Ashley LaDonna Moore & Fiancée, Steven Owen (sons, Caden, Tyler & Brenden), Zachary Eugene Moore & Haley LeAnn Moore, Autumn McDaniel...

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Edna Joyce Russell

Edna Joyce Russell

February 23, 1933 — January 11, 2014
Service: January 15, 2014

Edna Joyce Payne Russell, age 80, of Maryville, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 11, 2014 at UT Hospital. She was an active and faithful member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, where she served as pianist for more than 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Russell; parents, Leonard and Bertha Boring Payne; brothers, Leonard Payne, Jr., Don Payne and James G. Payne. She is survived by children, Richard Lynn Russell,...

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Clyde Arthur Gentry

Clyde Arthur Gentry

June 4, 1927 — January 10, 2014
Service: January 25, 2014

Clyde Arthur Gentry, age 86, of Townsend passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at his home following a long illness. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Maryville, where he had served in many capacities including verger. He was a member of the Masonic Hillsborough Lodge No. 25 F.&A.M. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debe and Charlie...

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Loretta Jean Merritt

Loretta Jean Merritt

June 20, 1938 — January 10, 2014
Service: January 13, 2014

Loretta Jean Merritt, born on June 20, 1938 went home to be with The Lord Friday, January 10, 2014 in Kingsport, TN. Loretta lived most of her life in Maryville, and a few years in Florida and Kingsport. She was a wonderful and devoted Wife and Mother, both Great and Grand who loved to cook and take care of her family especially proud of a clean home. She taught her three girls to first, trust The Lord, love your family, and feed them well....

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