On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Barbara Gee of Friendsville, passed away. She will be forever remembered by her husband of seventy years, John Gee. She also leaves her loving son, Larry (Maria): her grandson, Michael of Chicago and her granddaughter, Ellen of Nashville. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Ray Hayes and her nieces and nephews from both the Hayes and Gee families. She was Aunt Barbara to many loving great nieces and nephews as well. Her “daughters from other mothers,” Laurella Rochet and Debbie Hicks and her husband Norman, were dear friends to Barbara as well. She remained life-long friends with Mary Cochran Witt as well. She was predeceased by her beloved sister Ometa and her dear father Walter Kennedy. Barbara was an avid bowler in her earlier years. She was an integral part of the Easter Seals Bowling League. She and John had season tickets to the UT football games and Lady Vols basketball games. They also enjoyed the beach trips they had with family through the years. Barbara had a wonderful sense of humor! Her chocolate pie and macaroni salad were favorites at all family gatherings. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 3:00 P.M. at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Alcoa. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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