Octavia Burchfield

Octavia Jane Stratton Burchfield

Octavia Jane Stratton Burchfield, age 88, of Gallatin, Tenn., and formerly of Maryville, passed away Dec. 24, 2018. Mrs. Burchfield was born on April 9, 1930, in Townsend, Tenn., to the late Claude Cleveland Stratton and Minnie Anne Cameron Stratton. Jane was born and raised in Townsend. She graduated from Townsend High School in 1949, where she played basketball, and later Kentucky Wesleyan University where she obtained her graduate and undergraduate degrees. A longtime educator, Jane taught in Hancock County, Ky., for many years; she enjoyed teaching and loved her students; she was constantly encouraging and had a very positive attitude. Jane enjoyed cooking for her family. She was a lover of many things, a few to mention are the Atlanta Braves, University of Kentucky Basketball, the Smoky Mountains and most importantly her grandchildren. She was honored as a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a longtime member of Spring View Baptist Church in Maryville, Tenn. Jane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she will be truly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Theron Hubert Burchfield, who passed away on March 3, 2018; sisters, Helen, Margaret and Minnie, and brothers, Claude, Joe, Bud and Harry. She is survived by her sons, Daniel Burchfield, Jeffrey Burchfield, (Tammy) and Paul Burchfield (Laura); 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and her sister, Betty White. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. (eastern time) in Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, Tenn. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Hwy 109 North, Gallatin, Tenn., (615) 452-1943, www.crestviewfh.com


Marvin Davis

Marvin Lewis Davis

Marvin Lewis Davis, age 74, of Maryville, formerly of Knoxville, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, where he was in the choir. Marvin was also a member of the Disabled Veterans and American Legion, a 1964 graduate of East High School and member of the National Diabetes Society and NRA. Preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Pauline Cruze Davis; brothers, Lewis Jr. and Tommy Davis; nephew, Chris; and niece, Becca Treadway. Family and friends left to mourn him are sister, Lonna Treadway (George); niece, Kathy Treadway; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; many friends; special friend, Richard Tilley “60 years”; and Jackie Cannon. Family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Smith Trinity Chapel. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jamie Peabody officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.


Randall James Hatcher, age 52, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at the family home. Preceded in death by father-in-law, Junior Ford; grandparents, Roy and Mae Hatcher and Stephen and Mildred Free. Survivors include wife of 30 years, Kim Hatcher; children, Steve Hatcher and special fur buddy Taz; parents, Authur and Shirley Hatcher; special friend, Charlie Watson; mother-in-law, Janice Ford; sister-in-law, Sandy Hendssi; nephews, Justin and Logan Weaver; several other family and friends, graveside service and interment 3 p.m. Saturday at Holston College Cemetery, the Rev. Phillip Marshall officiating. Family and friends may call at their convenience from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. www.millerfuneralhome.org, (865) 982-6041.


Earl Hipps, age 86, of Maryville, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at the family home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. www.millerfuneralhome.org, (865) 982-6041.


David Wayne Ledger

David Wayne Ledger

David Wayne Ledger, age 60, of Maryville, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 22, 2018, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Henry Watson and Bertha Ledger. Survivors include daughter, Hope Ledger, of Maryville; sister, Christy Simmers; nephew, Brian Kidd; and niece, Laura McGlynn, of Oregon. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Gray Ridge Independent Baptist Church, 2527 South Carver Road, Maryville, Tenn., 37801, Pastor Quentin Caldwell officiating. A private burial will follow at a later date.

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Charles W. “Bill” Morelock, age 90, of Maryville, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Smith Chapel. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Private interment will be held at Centenary Baptist Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.


Rev. Ronald Morton

Rev. Ronald Morton

Rev. Ronald Morton, age 78, went home to see his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Ronald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, pastor and dear friend. Ronald was known for his faith in Jesus. He had a tireless dedication and an unexplainable love for God, his ministry, his family and to Lamplight Full Gospel Church, where he was the founder and pastor for over 45 years. Shortly after accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1970, Ronald began to evangelize, and he and his late wife, Elizabeth, began singing in a gospel quartet. Ronald also held a Sunday morning gospel radio program on WGAP radio. His foresight and vision would help build three church buildings in Maryville as the congregation grew. Only God knows how many revivals, funerals, weddings and baptisms he conducted throughout his ministry. He ordained numerous deacons, preachers and pastors, and several churches were established by those who he ordained. Ronald left a legacy of faith and work in the ministry. He was a gentleman with great integrity. He had a genuine heart of service to God and the needs of people. He was a giver, always worrying about other people more than himself, regardless of his condition. He wanted everyone to know that “Somewhere in life, you’re gonna need a friend like Jesus,” and “Church, I sure do love you.” He is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Blanche Elizabeth Morton; father, JH Morton; mother, Josie E. Morton; brothers, Lewis, John, Jimmy, Jack, Roy and his twin brother, Donald; and sister, Gaydene Garrett. He is survived by three daughters, Marlene Rickman and husband Jack, Lisa Hicks, Rhonda Campbell and husband Kevin; one son, the Rev. Billy Morton and wife Mandy; grandchildren, Mary Beth Hartman and Joseph Hartman, Sydney and Kylee Jones, Kailan and Chad Brooks, Kendall, Brittany, Chelsea, Ashley, Jalen and Sierra Hicks, Kristin and Adrian Womac, Christopher and Hannah Campbell and Analyn and Addyson Morton; great-grandchildren, Jaxson Hartman, Brittney, Lexi and Charlee Brooks and Savannah Womac; brother, Hollis Morton; brother and sister in law, Terry and Brenda Morton; sister, Dorothy Teeple; sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and John Fuller and Pat and Gerry Anders; sisters-in-law, Pat Morton and Kathy Morton; and brother-in-law, Lee Garrett. The family will receive friends at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 28 from 4-7 p.m. with service to follow, officiated by the Rev. Billy Morton. Family and friends will meet at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, to proceed to burial at 10 a.m. at Clarks Grove Cemetery. www.mccammonammonsclick.com


Helen Bernice Novak

Helen Bernice Novak

Helen Bernice Novak, age 94, of Maryville passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at her home. Helen was a member of Our Lady of Fatima. She was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Scranton, Pa., to John to Helen Kawalec, graduated from high school, and moved to New Jersey. On Jan. 15, 1955, she married the love of her life, Edward Novak. Ed was the best man at her sister’s wedding where Helen was the Maid of Honor. Helen and Ed were inseparable for almost 64 years of happy marriage. Helen was passionate about her calling as homemaker and raising her three children to get the college education that she had missed. Her enthusiasm for reading inspired her children. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Kawalec; sisters, Theresa Bednarik, Florence Kawalec and Irene Kawalec; and brother, Joseph Kawalec. Survivors include her beloved husband, Edward Novak; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Cindy Novak, of Thornville Ohio, and Thomas and Kathy Novak, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and “big guy” Jeffrey Morris, of Maryville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Pamela Huson, Kimberly LaMarca, Elizabeth Novak, Hannah, Jaime and Bailey and Gage Morris; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Huson II, and Valentina, Julianna, Aubriella, Alessandra and Eliana LaMarca; and brother and sister-in-law, John and Terry Kawalec. Many many thanks to all of mom’s caregivers especially Teri Snelgrove and BMH Hospice. You are all very special people. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Bill McNeeley at Our Lady of Fatima at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service at 3 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Interment of ashes will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to BMH Hospice, 1095 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, Tenn., 37804 or Alzheimer’s Tennessee www.alztennessee.org. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.


Betty Potter

Betty Jo Davis Potter

Betty Jo Davis Potter, age 86, of Maryville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Cold Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Betty Jo was an avid quilter, gardener and Lady Vol fan. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel and Ida Davis; brother, Ellis Davis; and brother-in-law, Carrol Matthews. Survivors include husband of 65 years, Charles Potter; children, Judy Stephens, Ricky and LaRain Potter, Sharon Carver and Tami Potter; grandchildren, Logan and Cassie Stephens, Lucas and Holly Stephens, Lauren and Mark Fugate, Darrick Potter, Eric and Renee Potter, Taylor and Tony Proffitt, Brooke Carver, Amber and Bryan Perdue; great-grandchildren, John, Emma, Lea, Benjamin and Fox Stephens, Jackson and Ellie Fugate, Lakyn and Waylon Proffitt, Mason Potter, Gabe Woolwine, Jackson Levi Daniels; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon and Margaretta Davis, John and Betty Davis; and sisters, Mary Matthews, Nancy Smith and husband Joe and Beverly Trundle. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Smith West Chapel. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Hickman officiating. Family and friends will assemble for interment at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Cold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.


Thelma A. Smith, age 88, of Vonore, went home to be with the Lord for Christmas 8:38 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. She was a long time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Vonore and recently attended Broadway Baptist Church, in Maryville. She loved the Lord and passed her faith on to others where ever she went. She also had a passion for quilting and gardening. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Survived by children and spouses, Charlotte and Calvin Cupp, Wanda and Jerry Strickland, Mary and DJ Gainey, Sam and Lori Underwood, Steve Underwood and Angie Underwood; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sons, Thomas Charles Underwood, Bennie J. Underwood and Jack Brackett; grandson, Michael Strickland; parents, Benjamin and Meadie McLemore Davis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Nancy Davis, Clifford and Bernice Davis and William and Helen Davis. Funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Pastor Tony Collins officiating. Interment will be at Vonore Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Missions at Broadway Baptist Church, 2329 E. Broadway Ave, Maryville, Tenn. 37804 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516. Family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.


Gladys Faye Spires, age 81, of Greenback, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Smith West Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Family and friends will assemble for interment at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Greenback. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com


Ronnie Eugene Wilson, 73, of Maryville, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. Family will be receiving friends beginning 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Little River Fellowship 1606 Carpenters Campground Road Maryville, Tenn. 37803. Celebration of life service will begin at 3 p.m. Whether he was Papaw, Uncle Ronnie or friend, he was dearly loved will be greatly missed by all.

Family paid and placed obituary.

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