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Carleen S. Whitehead

August 31, 1924 — November 18, 2023

Maryville

 

Carleen S. Whitehead, age 99 of Maryville, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Blount Transitional Care. She was an active member of East Maryville Baptist Church. Carleen was a graduate of Everett High School. She went on to graduate from Maryville College with a degree in education. She taught school at Grandview Elementary and in her younger years, she enjoyed mission work in the Appalachia area. Carleen married Rev. Clyde F. Whitehead in 1953. They pastored churches in East Tennessee and throughout North Carolina. She was a dedicated volunteer and loved her work at Chilhowee Baptist Center from age 75 to 97. Carleen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Clyde F. Whitehead; parents, Thomas R. and Lucille T. Stephens; son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Susan Whitehead; daughter, Rebecca Lynn Harmon; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and David Parsons; 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Christine Newberry of Snellville, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gideons of Seymour or Building Fund at East Maryville Baptist Church, 1150 Brown School Rd, Maryville, TN 37804. Family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 PM Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Smith Trinity Chapel. The Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM with Rev. Keith Johnson and Rev. Philip Whitehead officiating. The Entombment will follow at Grandview Pavilion. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com

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