Highland Memorial Parks

At Highland Memorial Parks, Funerals and Cremations, you will find a warm atmosphere, a highly experienced and caring staff and the convenience of planning all funeral and cemetery arrangements from one location. To better serve you, we offer three funeral home and cemetery facilities throughout the Knoxville area. At Highland Memorial Parks, Funerals and Cremations, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting any of our following locations. HIGHLAND MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS Highland Memorial Funeral Home was built on the grounds of Highland Memorial Park in the 1970s. Renovated in 1995, the funeral home offers a comforting environment. Inside the spacious chapel you will find a beautiful lighted stained-glass feature and seating for up to 250 guests. A large foyer with a fireplace is adjacent to the facility's three staterooms. A lounge area and kitchen are available for family use. Families consider Highland Memorial Park to be one of the most prestigious cemeteries in the Knoxville area. The well-manicured grounds encompass more than 114 rolling acres, which will allow the cemetery to grow for years to come. A large chapel mausoleum houses hundreds of spaces, as well as niches for those who select cremation. Often chosen because of its elegance, the Reflection Garden offers another form of memorialization. Private family mausoleums and estates are also available. Veterans are honored in a special garden. Traditional ground burial and a cremation garden can also be found at Highland Memorial Park. Highland Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is located in the downtown Knoxville area. HIGHLAND SOUTH MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS Highland South Funeral Home opened atop a hill on the grounds of Highland South Memorial Park in 1979. The building features a large viewing room, family lounge and a chapel with seating for 120 guests. Highland South Memorial Park was developed in 1965 and is comprised of 41 acres. The cemetery has the great Smokey Mountains as a backdrop. Many burial options are available at Highland South including traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, private family mausoleums and cremation niches. Highland South offers a beautiful fountain garden, and lovely statues can be found throughout the park. Highland South Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is conveniently located in South Knoxville on Chapman Highway and is also close to the Seymour community. HIGHLAND WEST MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS Built in the 1970s, Highland West offers families a large chapel and a visitation room adjacent to the lobby. Many families choose Highland West for its warm and cozy atmosphere. Established in the 1970s, Highland West Memorial Park is comprised of 22 acres, 12 of which are currently developed. Burial options include traditional ground burial, a veterans garden, private and community mausoleums and cremation niches. A fountain and statues contribute to the serene atmosphere of the park. Highland West Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is located in the West Knoxville area and also serves the communities of Cedar Bluff and Farragut.


Our Obituaries

Margaret Covington Peltier

October 21, 1931 - January 24, 2018

Margaret Covington Peltier, 86, passed away on January 24, 2018. She was a member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church for over 65 years. Due to her fun-loving personality, she was especially loved by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her parents and four siblings.She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Ted Peltier; three children, nine grandchildren...
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Peter Anthony Ragusa

March 16, 1934 - January 21, 2018

Peter Anthony Ragusa, age 83, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Knoxville, TN. Formerly of San Jose, CA. Peter was a devout Catholic , husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather. He was a genius engineer, mathematician and master woodworker. He had a passion for his work, for knowledge, and for music. He was loved by so many. Peter earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering from...
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Helen Pickell Schaich

August 27, 1932 - January 20, 2018

Helen Pickell Lobertini Schaich, age 85, passed away early Saturday morning. She graduated from Knoxville High School in 1950 and attended the University of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 13 years, Bob Schaich, by her parents, J. W. Pickell and Helen Huffine Pickell, her twin sister, Eleanor Pickell Johnson, and her older sister, Edith Pickell Williams. When she was 13...
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Jim Lynn Harbin

August 13, 1932 - January 17, 2018

Jim Harbin passed away on January 17, 2018 at his home at the age of 85. He was born in Dixie Lee Junction in Knox County. He graduated from Farragut High School and attended Milligan College in Johnson City, where he exceeded in football and basketball. He was preceded in death by his parents Rev. John and Stacey Harbin; older brother, G.R. Harbin, and a very special son, Terry Harbin. Survived...
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Chung Poon Wang

February 24, 1926 - January 17, 2018

Chung Poon Wang, age 91, passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2018. He was born in Shan-Tung, China in 1926. He moved to Hong Kong in 1956, then came to the United States 1971 and worked in San Francisco and Washington D.C., prior to moving to Oak Ridge in 1973 and settling down in Knoxville in 1976. He operated Real Peking Chinese Restaurant from 1976-2000 until retirement. Chung Poon...
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Patsy Jo Kirby

July 15, 1937 - January 15, 2018

Patsy Jo (Edmons) Kirby, age 80, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and a friend to many. She was preceded in death by her parents; Sarah and Louis Mourfield; brother, Jack Weeks; husband, Warren T. Kirby. She is survived by her daughters, Diana Sloan, Karyn Kertis; grandsons, Corey(Brooke) Sloan, Joshua (Stephanie) Sloan; sister, Betty (Ken) Hinkle;...
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Andrea Michele Holland

April 11, 1979 - January 9, 2018

Andrea Knott Holland, 38, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Andrea was preceded in death by her grandparents, C.L. and Norma Hampson and Rufus and Faye Knott. Andrea is survived by her parents, Dana and Norma Knott; brother, Eric Knott; nephews, Cole, Zachery, and Noah Knott. The family will have a Graveside Service on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Berry Highland...
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Brenda Jane Cunningham

January 11, 1961 - January 6, 2018

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Dessie Mae Crawley

February 15, 1930 - January 6, 2018

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Carolyn Cecil Tullos

January 25, 1941 - January 6, 2018

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Alberta Faye Ferguson

March 26, 1947 - January 5, 2018

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Edna Josephine King

February 15, 1932 - January 2, 2018

Edna J. King, 85, passed away on January 2, 2018. She was a lifetime member of Marble City Baptist Church and retired from GMAC after 25 years of service.Preceded in death by her husband Elmer King and her parents, Earl and Katherine Scarbrough.Survived by her daughter Sharon (Danny) Haire; grandson, Zachary (Amanda) Haire; sisters, Ora Sloane and Zelda Adams; brothers, Ernest and Jim Scarbrough;...
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David Lynn Haulsee

August 14, 1937 - December 31, 2017

David "Dave" Lynn Haulsee, 80, of Knoxville, TN, died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, December 31, 2017.He was born in Marion, VA. Dave received his degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University. While attending college, he was in the R.O.T.C. and after graduation he enlisted in the United States Army achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He later served in the...
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Susie Mae Hill

March 6, 1924 - December 29, 2017

Susie Mae Hill, age 93 of the Halls community, passed Friday, December 29, 2017. Mrs. Hill was a secretary and administrator with Southern Coal and Oil, ultimately retiring with KCDC. She is preceded in death by her husband of 76 years Jake D. Hill, who was a WWII veteran. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Seymour and grandchildren, Kristi Seymour and Michael Seymour. Friends may leave...
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Harold G. Brakebill

October 31, 1922 - December 28, 2017

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Sara R. Hunley

December 26, 1922 - December 28, 2017

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Ida Stella Harvey

October 24, 1925 - December 27, 2017

Ida Stella Smith Harvey, 92, went to her Heavenly home on December 27, 2017. She was born in Jamestown, Tennessee and moved to Knoxville at the age of 17 with her older sister. She was one of ten children. Ida worked in Oak Ridge on the Manhattan Project (A-Bomb) during and after the war. Later in life she was employed with Millers, Hess's and retired from Dillard's at 83. She was also a...
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Evelyn H. Lowery

August 9, 1930 - December 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Highland Memorial, KNOXVILLE, TN.
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Betty Jane Bingham

October 25, 1930 - December 23, 2017

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Mary N. Minton

March 11, 1928 - December 22, 2017

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Janie Rowena Brown

June 30, 1924 - December 19, 2017

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Charles Edward Francis

July 19, 1943 - December 13, 2017

Charles Edward Francis Jr.Charles Francis, 74, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.Charles was preceded in death by his parents.Charles is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Juanita, his children, Tammy and Eddie. Grandchildren, Brandy, Monica, Dustin and Christian. Great-grandchildren, Jaden, Ellie and...
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Wilma Jean Tallent

March 3, 1942 - December 13, 2017

Jean Tallent, 75, passed away on December 13, 2017. She believed in hard work and helping others. She loved fishing, gardening, animals and spending time on the lake. She never met anyone that she didn't like.Preceded in death by her husband Charles Tallent.She is survived by her son Shawn (Kristi) Tallent, daughter Tracie (David) Booth; grandchildren Cody, Isaac and Courtney; nieces Shawnell...
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Delores June Carver

April 11, 1931 - December 7, 2017

Delores Branch Coley Carver, 86, peacefully went home to Jesus, December 7, 2017, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Delores was predeceased by her 3 sons, Steve Coley, Wayne Carver and Michael Carver; her parents, Bill and Ida Perry Branch; 5 siblings, Roy (Doc) Branch, Carl Branch, Lela Monroe, Gertie McClain, and Walter Branch. Delores is survived by her children, Linda Coley (Dale) Stott, Vicki Coley ...
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Carolyn Mae Furr

March 14, 1935 - December 5, 2017

Carolyn Mae Furr, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. She was a loving wife and mother. She was loved by everyone that knew her. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Herbert; her children, Darrell (Becky), Sheldon and Kimberly (Dan); grandchildren, Derrick and Grant; great grandchildren, Jameson, Isabell, Easton and Bryson. The family will have a Celebration of Carolyn&...
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Thomas Rowe Howell

July 29, 1924 - December 5, 2017

Thomas Rowe Howell, age 93, died peacefully on December 5, 2017 after living a long and fulfilling life. He loved his family, his friends and his Lord, and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed by his warmth and smile.Tom was born on July 28, 1924, in the Jonathan Creek community near Waynesville, North Carolina. He spent his early years there, moving with the family to Gatlinburg,...
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Priscilla Ann Patterson

April 17, 1942 - December 4, 2017


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Alma Joyce Marshall

June 11, 1932 - December 4, 2017

Alma Joyce Kizer Marshall, aged 85, passed away at Tennova Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tn. on Monday, December 4, 2017 with family and friends by her side. Joyce and her husband, Joe, were tireless volunteers for children and adults with disabilities in Tennessee. They were avid campers and loved to travel. They were members of New Hope Presbyterian Church, Knoxville.Joyce...
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Henry White

May 31, 1942 - December 4, 2017

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Jerry Sherman Kear

February 27, 1941 - December 4, 2017

Jerry Sherman Kear, 76, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 4, 2017 after a brief illness. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was the proud owner of VMW Automated Apparel Equipment and held two patents for his equipment design.He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Sherman and Grace Ownby Kear; his brother, Jackie and sister, Sue.He is survived by his loving wife...
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Priscilla Ann Patterson

April 17, 1942 - December 4, 2017

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Everett Woodard Smith

January 26, 1942 - December 2, 2017

Everett W. (Smitty) Smith, 75, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home. He loved God, family, woodworking, music and was an active member and Deacon at Rocky Hill Baptist Church.He leaves, to mourn his passing, his loving wife of 35 years, Linda (Shorty) Smith; three sons, Brian and wife Stephanie Smith; Deron and wife Anita Barkley and Victor Barkley;...
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Betty Jean Williams

June 6, 1957 - November 27, 2017

Betty Jean Keith Williams age 60, of Knoxville, broke free from her earthly bonds on November 26th. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Eulis Ezra Keck and Mary Linda Keck, Raymond and Stella Keith; her two siblings, Connie Ruth Keith and James Donald Keith. She is survived by her husband Larry Williams; son, Larry Jr; grandchildren, Preston Crawford and Alexander Williams; her parents,...
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Doris Ann Long

October 20, 1938 - November 27, 2017

Doris Ann Long passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, November 27, 2017 after being in hospice care since September. Ann was surrounded by her loving daughters and family. Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jim Long. Ann was also preceded in death by grandson, Philip Ericson, mother-in-law, Stella Long and parents Doris and Francis Blackard. Ann will be greatly missed,...
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Francis Carroll Dyer

September 30, 1932 - November 26, 2017

Francis Carroll Dyer, Sr., 85, departed this life on Sunday, November 26, 2017. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was employed at the University of Tennessee for over 50 years and he was a Vols Fan for Life. Francis was a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a retired veteran of the United States Army Reserves. Francis was preceded in death by the...
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Fred Taylor Edsell

August 16, 1926 - November 24, 2017

Fred Taylor Edsell, 91, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 24, 2017. Fred served his country in the Navy during World War II on the South Pacific. He was of the Baptist faith.Fred was preceded in death by his loving wife Sally Edsell, his son Michael Joe and his parents W.H. and Pearlie Edsell.Fred is survived by his sons, Gary (Rebecca), Steve (Kathy) and Danny (Denise) Edsell, as well...
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Della Mae Hanley

June 3, 1939 - November 23, 2017

Della Mae Hanley, age 78, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017. Della devoted her life to her family and taking care of her safe haven for animals. She could be found tending to her yard, daylight to dark. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Elsie Sutton, brothers, Billy and Johnny Sutton and her loving husband of 49 years, James H. Hanley. Survivors include...
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Oris Tharp

July 14, 1925 - November 20, 2017

Oris Tharp, 92, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 20, 2017. Oris was very proud to be a United States Marine, serving his country in World War II in the Pacific. He was a loyal member of Valley Grove Baptist Church in the Ball Camp Community.Oris was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Evelyn.Oris is survived by his loving daughter Rita Thorpe Johnson and son in law Lynn...
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David Neal Sprouse

January 27, 1934 - November 17, 2017

David Neal Sprouse, 83, of Knoxville passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith. David was a long time employee of Jordan Distributors. He enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. Preceded in death by his parents Oliver and Ollie Sprouse, five brothers and his loving wife of 57 years Bernice Sprouse. Survived by his son Darrell Sprouse, daughter Mary Sprouse and his sisters...
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Anne Meade Fields Hart

January 28, 1945 - November 8, 2017

Anne Meade Fields Hart of Knoxville, Tennessee, and formerly of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at her home in Knoxville. Visitation will be held from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Sunday, November 12, at Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home on Kingston Pike in Knoxville. A Memorial Service will follow at 3:00 PM in the Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a brief Graveside Service for Anne’s...
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Wilford Lee Armstrong

June 6, 1931 - November 8, 2017

Wilford Lee Armstrong age 86 of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War on the USS Boyd. Will was a Mason for many years, he was also a NASCAR driver in Nashville, TN. He was the owner of Armstrong Airport Lighting. Will loved fishing, boating and watching the races.Preceded in death by his parents Vestel and Martha...
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Carol Lee Leeds

February 3, 1939 - November 8, 2017

Carol Lee Leeds, 78, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother and devoted friend. Carol was a respected antique dealer here in Knoxville, specializing in estate jewelry. Carol was also an avid cook and loved to travel all over the world.Carol is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Irving and her children; son, Roby Wray...
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Harry Calvin Hoy

April 18, 1920 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Highland Memorial, KNOXVILLE, TN.
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William Edward Moore

May 10, 1928 - November 4, 2017

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Louise Elizabeth Brown

July 20, 1916 - November 3, 2017

Louise Elizabeth Brown was 101 years old at her passing. She traveled the world with her husband John Brown where they lived in several foreign countries including Laos, Bangkok, and Yemen and travelled to many others. She made and kept friends in those countries for years until she outlived them all. Her residence before and after returning from living abroad was in Knoxville, TN. She moved to...
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Judy Faye Sayne

December 9, 1941 - November 3, 2017

Judy Faye Sayne age 75 of Knoxville, passed away at her home Friday, November 3, 2017 surrounded by family. Preceded in death by her mother and step-father Mildred and Elmer Berrier, father James Woods, beloved Aunt Nettie, sister and brother-in-law Gloria and Joe Tallent. Survivors include her loving husband of 31 years Gene Sayne, stepdaughter and her husband Angie and Skip Miller,...
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Greg E. Slack

September 13, 1955 - November 2, 2017

Gregory Edward Slack Sr., 62, went to be with Jesus on November 2, 2017 in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Knoxville, TN on November 13, 1955. His faith was evident as he walked each day of his journey relying on the strength and provision of his Lord - trusting in His plan. Greg is remembered for the love and joy he found in his family and friends. He was honored...
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Jimmie David Hill

May 27, 1939 - October 28, 2017

Jimmie David Hill age 78 of Maryville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home. He was a long time member of Sand Branch United Methodist Church. He was the owner of Jim Hill Insurance in Knoxville. Jim was an avid golfer and reader, but most of all loved spending time with his family. Preceded in death by his loving wife Celia Weaver Hill, parents Lynn...
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Brenda Joyce Graham

September 30, 1942 - October 21, 2017

Brenda Joyce (Crisp) Graham, was born in Maryville, TN on September 30, 1942 to Parents, Guy and Nellie Crisp. She attended Morning Star Baptist Church in Maryville, TN. When she was nine years olds she accepted Christ Jesus as her personal salvation and when she was fifteen years old, she was baptized. She attended Calvary Baptist Church on Kingston Pike, Knoxville in mid-1960’s and West...
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Sarah Louise Boyd

February 13, 1927 - October 21, 2017

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Mary Eva McKown

October 16, 1923 - October 18, 2017

Mary Eva Ludwig McKown, 94, passed away October 18, 2017 at her home in Tallahassee, Florida, where she had lived with her daughter, Francee Laywell and family since 2013. Born in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, she resided in Knoxville, TN for 54 years, after marriage to her loving husband of 47 years, Francis Y. McKown (Doc), who passed away in 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Eric Richard Ward

August 12, 1959 - October 16, 2017

Eric Ward passed away to meet our glorious Heavenly Father on October 16, 2017 at the age of 58. Eric was born and lived years in New Jersey, before moving with family to Signal Mountain in Chattanooga, TN where he attended and graduated from Baylor School. Eric then went on to The University of Tennessee Knoxville, was in the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and studied education and business. He later...
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Ann Weaver Jones

October 15, 2017

Ann Frances Weaver Jones, 68, of Knoxville died peacefully at UT Medical Center Sunday morning, October 15, 2017. Mrs. Jones was born in Chattanooga on June 7, 1949. She was the daughter of the late Margaret and Paul Weaver. Ann was a member of Basswood Church, she was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister, and friend. ...
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Alinda Lorene Allen

November 25, 1925 - October 14, 2017

Alinda L. Allen, affectionately known as “Granny” passed away at her home Saturday, Octobert 14, at the age of 91. She worked for over 25 years for the University of Tennessee and was a member of the Murphy Builders Sunday school class at Church Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by her three children, daughters Patricia Sines (Tom), Deborah Guigou (Henry) and son William...
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Dorothy Jean Conley

August 2, 1923 - October 11, 2017

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Millie Delle King

March 13, 1948 - October 11, 2017

Millie Spiers King age 69 of Knoxville passed away Wednesday, October, 11, 2017. She was a member of West View Community Church. Millie loved her family and especially her grandbabies. Preceded in death by her parents and brother. Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years William C. "Sky" King, daughter Brandi and son and daughter-in-law Bill and Stephanie King,...
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Harald Erich Esch

December 22, 1931 - October 7, 2017

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Michelle Dawn Hurst

November 15, 1971 - September 28, 2017

Michelle Simpson Hurst, Knoxville,TN. Michelle,45, joined her family members in heaven on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She is preceded in death by her father James, her sister Laura and her brother Gregory. She is survived by her mother Susan; her son Bryan (Kendra); two grandchildren, Vladimir and Rosalee Coffman; her should-have-been son; Gary (Carley) Taylor; several aunts and uncles....
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Beatrice Clifton

November 22, 1927 - September 27, 2017

Beatrice, 89, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. She was “Granny” to many generations. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Josie Hood and her loving husband John Clifton. She is survived by daughter Barbara (Johnny) Sexton, grandchildren; Melissa (Richard) Cox, Cynthia Della Keck, Jason (Maggie) Keck. great grandchildren; Jessica (Joe), Lesley (M...
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Richard McGhee

December 16, 1935 - September 25, 2017

Richard, 81, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017. Richard is a veteran of The United States Navy.He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two daughters.He is survived by his son, Richard T. McGhee (Candace McBride); his two brothers, Bill (Jackie) and Gary (Andrea) McGhee; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his companion Anne Bolen.The family will have a Graveside...
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Charlotte A.G. Slagle

July 29, 1925 - September 25, 2017

Charlotte went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ, Monday afternoon, September 25, 2017 at 92 years young. She will be remembered as one who enjoyed life and being with friends and family. She was Charter Member of West Hills Baptist Church. She was an active member of the Republican Party and was an officer for years. She was married to Warren Slagle and they enjoyed 53 years of a loving...
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William Douglas Brittian

February 3, 1924 - September 14, 2017

Colonel William “Doug” Brittian, age 93, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born in Harlan County, Kentucky, on February 3, 1924, and moved to Knoxville as a boy. Doug retired from the U.S. Air Force after 33 years of service. He flew P47 fighter aircraft in combat in WWII, and after the war was a...
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Pearlie Louise McGinnis

September 24, 1928 - September 12, 2017

Pearlie Louise Hudgens McGinnis departed this life at 2:02 am on September 12, 2017 at Westmoreland Health and Rehab Center on Lyons View Pike.Pearlie was preceded in death by husbands, Lawrence Johnson (Tulsa, OK), Arthur Reed and James H. McGinnis; daughter, Helen “Diane” Johnson Lewis and son, Edward Harvey Johnson; Father and Mother, Erskine Harvey and Annie Elizabeth Hudgens;...
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Geneva Mae Williams

May 25, 1953 - September 10, 2017

Geneva Mae Williams, 64, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017.Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Inez Williams, and her two brothers, Wayne and Gene Williams.Geneva is survived by brothers Wade and Howard Williams; sisters Ruth Underwood, Judy Williams and Margie Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends on Monday, September 18, 2017 in the...
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Geneva Mae Williams

May 25, 1953 - September 10, 2017

Geneva Mae Williams, 64, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017.Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Inez Williams, and her two brothers, Wayne and Gene Williams.Geneva is survived by brothers Wade and Howard Williams; sisters Ruth Underwood, Judy Williams and Margie Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends on Monday, September 18, 2017 in the...
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Elizabeth Heisner Evans

August 8, 1950 - September 6, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Heisner Evans (“Liz”), age 67, of Maryville passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee. Liz taught school for 32 years for the Haywood County Board of Education and, after her retirement, operated a business as a real estate appraiser. She is preceded in death by her...
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Margaret Ann Bayless

April 10, 1934 - September 6, 2017

Margaret Ann Taylor Bayless, age 83, known as a sweet spirit on this earth, completed her assignments here and joined many loved ones awaiting her in Heaven on September 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by Father, Carl S. Taylor; Mother, Cora Lee O’Neal Taylor; Sister Mary Taylor Rich; and Brothers, Carl, James, Walter, Bill, Joe and Charles Taylor; and Granddaughter Magan Bayless....
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Elizabeth Heisner Evans

August 8, 1950 - September 6, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Heisner Evans (“Liz”), age 67, of Maryville passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee. Liz taught school for 32 years for the Haywood County Board of Education and, after her retirement, operated a business as a real estate appraiser. She is preceded in death by her...
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Jimmie Lynn Reed

July 2, 1941 - September 5, 2017

Jimmy L. Reed, Sr. (Jim), age 76, of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday evening, September 5, at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Jim was born in Knoxville, on July 2, 1941, where he lived his entire life. His early interest and passion of cars and vehicle mechanics, gained him a long list of friends and acquaintances. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Aileen P. Bruce,...
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Nola Cooper

January 19, 1922 - September 4, 2017

Nola I. Cooper went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus on Monday, September 4, 2017 at the age of 95. She was a member of Laurel Church of Christ and was a pioneer among women in the business world. She was a real estate broker and owned K-Town Realty in Fountain City which she operated for over 40 years. She was also a landlord for hundreds of people over the years and never missed an...
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David Fri

January 26, 1943 - September 2, 2017

David L. Fri, Sr. age 74 of Knoxville, passed away, Saturday, September 2, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Dave was a long standing member of Concord United Methodist Church. He was a Captain in the United States Army where he served in Vietnam and awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement in ground operations against hostile forces. Dave loved the outdoors, enjoyed...
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Sandra Ann Draine

October 16, 1957 - August 31, 2017

Sandra Ann Draine, age 59, departed this life in her sleep on August 31, 2017 after a short but brave battle with pancreatic cancer. She has been received into the hands of her Heavenly Father and is freed from the corruptions of this world for eternity. Sandra was a graduate of Fulton High School and also attended Draughn’s Business College. She and her brother Thomas Draine, also deceased...
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Heather Marie Boatman-Swanson

January 12, 1986 - August 29, 2017

Knoxville- Heather Marie Boatman-Swanson, 31 died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 after suffering heart failure. She leaves behind two beautiful children, Kaidan and Noah, her parents, James and Deanna Boatman, her sister, Sarah Boatman and countless beloved friends and family. The family will receive friends on Tuesday September 5, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Berry Highland Memorial. Her burial will...
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Raymond Fain Dawson

January 9, 1923 - August 29, 2017

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David Allan Grooms

December 11, 1936 - August 27, 2017

David Allan Grooms, Sr., 80, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 27, 2017. He was a lifelong member of Second United Methodist Church. He was also a longtime employee of Family Brands of Lenoir City. David was preceded in death by his mother Emma Grooms and his brother and sister in law, George and June Grooms.David is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Frances...
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Mary Ellen Price

November 30, 1927 - August 27, 2017

Mary Ellen Price passed away August 27, 2017.She was born in Dandridge, TN to Walter and Gladys Satterfield on November 30, 1927. She was a graduate is St Mary's School of Nursing in 1946 and worked for over 30 years at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in the newborn nursery. She was preceded in death by husband Robert Price, son Robert Price Jr and step- daughter Barbara Mullins,...
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Laura Beth Rapier

November 4, 1965 - August 22, 2017

Laura Beth Rapier of Knoxville died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Park West Medical Center after a short illness. She was 51.Born Oct. 4, 1965 in Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late Jimmie Madden Sanders and James Ray Sanders and stepdaughter of Margaret McCarty Sanders. She was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and attended Vanderbilt University, majoring in criminal law. For a short time...
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James Thomas Haynes

February 27, 1926 - August 22, 2017

Haynes, James Thomas (Tommy) (Tom), Col, US Army, RetiredTommy was born the son of L. Eunice and Etna Horne Haynes in Knoxville TN on February 27, 1926. He left this world for a better place on August 22, 2017. He is of Protestant faith, most recently a member of the Union Grove United Methodist Church in Friendsville. He grew up in Park City in Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville High School...
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Clarence Lee Cole

August 20, 1924 - August 22, 2017

Clarence Lee Cole age 93 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Ben Atchley State Veterans Home. Mr. Cole was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church. Clarence retired from the University of Tennessee. Preceded in death by his parents William and Molly Loretta Cole, brothers Wayne and Carl Cole, sisters Evelyn Gilbert, Betty...
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Elisavet Digaletou Stratikis

November 30, 1933 - August 15, 2017

Elisavet Digaletou Stratikis born Katapodata, Cephalonia Greece, November 30, 1933 passed away Knoxville, Tennessee August 15, 2017 (the day of the Assumption of the Virgin). Elisavet grew up in modest but idyllic circumstances, in a two-level stone home in the square of a mountain village, with pleasant memories of her mother leading the dancers at festivals on the square, picking grapes and...
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Farideh Shahidi

May 23, 1937 - August 12, 2017

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Carolyn Lou Brown

September 6, 1944 - August 9, 2017

Carolyn Lou Brown, 72, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was of Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Anna Mae Haun and siblings; Ralph, Thomas, Stella, Dave, James and Dora.She is survived by her husband, Earl Brown, siblings; Harvey, Cathy, Christine, Eddie Dean and children; Timothy Brown (Glenda), Tony Brown, Teddy Brown ...
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Frederick Charles Symons

June 28, 1940 - August 7, 2017

On August 7, 2017 Frederick Charles Symons lost his battle with dementia and passed into the arms of our Lord.Fred, born in Darby, Pa moved at age three to Florida, settling in the Daytona Beach Area where he spent his childhood. At 19 years old Fred was accepted into the apprenticeship program of IBEW Local Union 756 where he was an active member of 43 years.A great lover of all God's...
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Zachary Joel Ammons

June 30, 1994 - August 6, 2017

Zachary Joel Ammons, United States Army Private 1st Class of Knoxville was killed in a car accident in Nashville, TN Sunday, August 6, 2017. Zach is the 23 year old son of Joel and Sherry Ammons and brother to Nick and Katelyn Ammons. He is also survived by his great grandfather Glenn Seymour, grandparents Gary and Janice Hines, aunts and uncles Ellen and Barry Silver, Randy and Kassidy Hines,...
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MaryAnn Cecelia Evans

September 6, 1932 - August 5, 2017

Maryann C. Evans, 84 died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Kindred Nursing and Rehab Center in Loudon, Tennessee. She was born in Highland Park, Michigan on September 6, 1932 to Sony and Marie Erickson. After working for a short time at BlueCross BlueShield in Michigan, she moved to Knoxville and worked as a waitress on Gay Street at the Walgreens restaurant, then transferred to the Walgreens...
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June McCurry Britt

December 13, 1936 - August 3, 2017

June McCurry Britt, 80, of Knoxville, TN, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, August 3, 2017. She was the best of everything to everyone; proud of her family and showed an infinite amount of love to friends and family alike. She was a woman of grace, dignity and beauty, with a generous heart and kindness extended to all she met. Preceded in death by the love of her life, Charles T....
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Thelma Louise Burgin

February 21, 1936 - July 31, 2017

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Laura Loy McNamee

August 26, 1928 - July 31, 2017

Laura L. McNamee, age 88, of the Karns Community, passed away peacefully at her home on July 31, 2017. She was a retired teacher from Knox County Schools.She was preceded in death by her father and mother, W.J. and Myrtle B. Loy, her husband R.J. McNamee and her long-term caregiver Elton Shultz. She is survived by her cousin Ronald Goin, nurse and friend John Moore and family friend Emily Hays....
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Sandra Kay Thomas

January 13, 1958 - July 30, 2017

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Brennan Grace Ogle

April 2, 1996 - July 28, 2017

Brennan Grace Ogle age 21 of Knoxville, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Brennan was a student at Pellissippi State Community College. She was a graduate of Bearden High School, class of 2014. Her passion was animals and she aspired to attend veterinary school. Preceded in death by her grandfather Tim Kerin. Survivors include her parents Jason Ogle and Barbara Ogle, grandparents Jim and...
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Mattie Lou Walsh

October 28, 1922 - July 24, 2017

Mattie Lou McTeer Walker Walsh passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Shannondale Nursing Home, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Surrounded by her children and enveloped in love, she left this world at the age of 94. A life-long Tennessean descended from some of the earliest Scotch-Irish settlers in Blount County. Mattie Lou was born in Knoxville on September 28, 1922 to William Arthur McTeer and Pearl...
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Alma Marie Pack

July 2, 1922 - July 22, 2017

Pack, Alma Marie “Nanna”, age 95, of West Knoxville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Nanna was born in Murphy, NC and left Murphy for the big city of Knoxville in 1940. Shortly after arriving in town while attending the county fair, a young man caught her attention by “ringing the bell” with the sledgehammer on the Strongman Game. A...
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Harold Randolph Sharpe

February 6, 1934 - July 16, 2017

Randy Sharpe, 83, of Maryville, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 16, 2017. His infectious smile and sense of humor will be missed by all that knew and loved him. He is a proud member of the U. S. Marine Corp.He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Zelma Sharpe, his loving wife Shirley Sharpe, his two brothers, R.H. and Edward Sharpe, and sister Sherry Old.He is...
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Ruby Pearl Arington

October 12, 1932 - July 14, 2017

Arington, Ruby Pearl (Miss Ruby) Age 84 passed away Friday July 14, 2017. She was a loyal member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, loved her church and church family. She was retired from the State of TN Lakeshore Mental Health Institute after 42 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mae Harris, husband John Arington, brothers and sisters Roy, Glenn, Lois, Mary, Beaulah...
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Jackie Wayland Fortune

December 12, 1935 - July 13, 2017

Jackie Wayland Fortune, age 81, passed away on July 13, 2017. He was a long standing member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden and was recently attending Fellowship Church. Jackie was a proud 1953 graduate of Laurel Hill School in Laurel Hill, Florida where he was Salutatorian of his graduating class. He then matriculated to The Florida State University and graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of...
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Mary Harriet Whedbee

September 3, 1933 - July 9, 2017

Mary Harriet Gammons Hobbs WhedbeeMary Harriet Gammons Hobbs Whedbee, 83, passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017. Mary was of the Baptist faith and was a loving wife.Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin Gammons and Lillie Gammons Wright. Her two husbands Louis Hobbs Jr. and Harold Whedbee. Her sisters, Joy Long and Frances Crowder and her brothers, Bill Gammons and Johnson Wright and...
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Beauchamp Brogan

July 22, 1929 - July 9, 2017

Beauchamp "Beach" E. Brogan passed away peacefully Sunday in Knoxville, TN. He was surrounded by family at his passing. Beach lived a full 87 years. He was born on July 22, 1929 in Harlan Kentucky, child of James Howard and Mary Evans Brogan. Raised in Middlesboro, KY, Beach was the son of a coal miner. Determined to make a better life, Beach joined the Navy, where he served for four...
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Winfred Helen Anderson

December 26, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Helen Anderson, 87, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2017. Helen was a Godly woman and loved her family with her whole heart. She was a member of Norwood Baptist Church.Helen was preceded in death by her parents, John and Winfred Bates, and her loving husband, Jack Anderson Jr.Helen is survived by her two sons and their wives, Mark and Deanna Anderson and Terry and...
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Pauline Loretta Hughes

July 8, 1929 - June 25, 2017

Pauline Heatherly Hughes passed away surrounded by her family Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Naomi Heatherly, husband Charles E. Hughes, and four brothers. Survived by daughter Terri Burgin, son and daughter-in-law Dwain and Michelle Hughes, sister Carolyn Coley, grandchildren Kelli Courtney (Brian Courtney), Chelsey Hughes and Tyler Hughes, great...
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Mary Estelle King

October 29, 1944 - June 21, 2017

Mary E. King, October 29, 1944 – June 21, 2017Survived by sisters Doris Branum, Brenda (Ralph) Neal, and Charlotte Tobler; Aunt Louise Woodby; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Verna Woodby King; brother and sister-in-law Clyde and Mary King; brothers Amos and Marion (Buddy) King; brothers-in-law James Branum and Tom Tobler; and sister and brother-in...
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