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Linda Porter Hughes

May 4, 1955 — April 7, 2023



Linda Porter Hughes, of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2023.

Linda, born on May 4, 1955, to John and Virginia Porter in Maryville, TN, graduated from Everett High School in 1973 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Tennessee in 1977.


Linda went on to teach at Eagleton Middle School from 1977 to 2009 and attended night school during her career to receive her Master's degree in Education.


On July 22, 1978, Linda married Melvin Hughes at Mountain View Church of Christ. The two were married for 44 years and had three children, Justin, Kerri, and John. Linda was a faithful Christian, devoted daughter, loving wife, caring mother, and compassionate grandmother.

Linda was predeceased by her parents, John and Virginia Porter. She is survived by her husband, Melvin; children, Justin (Chris), Kerri Thompson (Adam), and John (Molly); and grandchildren, Anna (7), Haley (5), Sarah (4), and Porter (2).


Family and friends will assemble for a graveside service at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at Mountain View Church of Christ at 3102 Six Mile Rd, Maryville, TN 37803.  There is limited parking at the church so there will be a Celebration of Life service held from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2023 at Smithview Pavilion, 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, TN  37803.


In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Eagleton College and Career Academy by mailing checks to 2610 Cinema Dr, Maryville, TN 37804 in memory of Linda Hughes for student and teacher supplies.  Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mountain View Church of Christ Cemetery

3102 Six Mile Rd, Maryville, TN 37803

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Celebration of Life

Friday, April 28, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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