Janie Ann McClanahan Nuchols, 66, died on August 7, 2021 at her home after a courageous 14 month battle with peritoneal cancer. Janie was born on September 23, 1954, in Maryville. She was a graduate of Lanier High School and retired in 2016 from a banking career that included First American Bank, AmSouth Bank, and Regions Bank. She was the best wife, Mama, and Mamaw. Janie was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Jewell Jones McClanahan; brothers, Melvin and Lonnie McClanahan; infant sisters, Erma Jewell and Willodean McClanahan; and nephew, Donnie Carver. Janie is survived by her husband of almost 49 years, Stanley Nuchols. Daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Nathan Gentry of Greenback. Son, Brickey Nuchols of Nashville. Grandchildren, Brooke and Kevin Ogle, Blake and Dalton Gentry. Great-grandchildren, Hunter Harmon and Isabella Gentry. Sister, Lucille McLemore of Maryville. Brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Kathy McClanahan of Knoxville. Sister-in-laws and brother-in-law, Gloria McClanahan, Donna and Ray Perkins, all of Maryville. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including special cousins, Joyce Ridge and Jean Kagley, both of Maryville. The family wishes to thank Dr. Jonathan Boone, Dr. Kyle Kleppe, the nursing staff of 12 East at UT Medical Center, and the staff of Amedisys Hospice for all of the love and care shown to Janie during this time. Per Janie’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the charity of your choice in memory of Janie. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 983-1000.
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