Mary Emma Pardue Jones, 97, of Maryville, passed away on December 1, 2021. Mary was born on January 20, 1924 in Sweetwater, TN. She was a member of Everett Hills Baptist Church and was retired from Maryville City Schools Food Services. Mary was faithful to the Lord; loved spending time with her family; enjoyed growing flowers, quilting, reading, and making her cherished apple butter. Preceded in death by her husband, Irie Jones; parents, Robert and Emma Pardue; son, Tommy Jones; daughters Irene Graves and Louise Arp; son-in-law Jim Graves; and sisters Zelma Lee Knox, Bobbie Baker, Edna Ruth Gatlin. Survived by son, Albert Jones (Marilyn) of Walland; daughter-in-law, Barbara Jones of Maryville; sisters Henrietta Galyon of Kingston, TN and Caroline Ashby of Evansville, IN; brother James Pardue of Crossville, TN. Grandchildren Mark Jones (Paula), Karen Russell (Steve), Sherri Peak (Alvin), Linda Webb (Scott), and Hollie Coulter (Bryan) all of Maryville. Doug Jones (Angelia) of Lebanon, TN; and Angie Arp of Oak Ridge, TN. Great grandchildren Amy King (Stephen), Elise Erskine (Ben), Blake Russell (Caitlin), Evan Jones (Danielle), Matt Webb, Todd Peak (Chelsea), Isabel Davis (J.R.), Emily Jones, Colby Jones, Andrew Coulter, and Graham Coulter. Mary also had 9 great-great grandchildren and another one on the way. She leaves behind beloved friends and helpers, Shirley Cable and Sabrina Ditmore. The family will receive friends 4:00-5:00 PM Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Smith Trinity Chapel and funeral service following with the Rev. Doug Hayes officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:00 PM Monday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Alcoa for the interment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Everett Hills Baptist Church Building Fund. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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