Carl Herbert Setterberg, 97, a resident of Philadelphia, Tenn., passed away on Thursday morning, Feb. 14, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital.

Nora Williams McCulloch, of Vonore, widow of Edwin R. McCulloch, passed away at 1:57 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Clover Hill Senior Living. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Cliffette Peals Sloan, of Maryville, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Member of First Baptist Church of Madisonville. She was a former co-owner of the Tellico Pride and Sloan Center, and a beauty shop owner for many years.

Dennis Blanton Brackett, known as “Charlie,” a veteran, electrician, and life-long resident of Sweetwater, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 11, 2019, at the age of 51. Charlie was born on Oct. 12, 1967, to Dennis and Freida Brackett. He graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1985, and serv…

Reba Mae Stewart McDaniel, of Madisonville, went peacefully to her heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Wood Presbyterian Home in Sweetwater. She was surrounded by her loving family at her side.

Dianne Elizabeth Creditt, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital. She retired from Schott-Gemtron in Sweetwater.

Willie Banks was born in Evergreen, Ala., on July 14, 1936, to the union of Thomas and Louella Banks. He passed peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. He was the 11th of 16 children.

Winnie Edna Haywood Estes, of Vonore, passed away on Jan. 18, 2019, while visiting the home of daughters Linda and Debra in Canandaigua, N.Y. Edna spent the last 40 years in Vonore, and will be remembered for her love of family and sitting on her porch swing, where a blend of warm conversati…

Jim Frye, of Tellico Plains, passed away at 2:20 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at U.T. Medical Center. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Tellico Plains. He was a 60-year member of Unaka Lodge # 651 F & AM. He was formerly employed by Stokley Van Camp and Sea Ray Boa…

Verda Sue Bivens Sneed, of Knoxville, formerly of Vonore (Ballplay Community), passed away at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at her home. She was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville. An avid artist and gardener, she loved being with her children and grandchildren.

Barbara Faye DeLay Sliger, formerly of Madisonville, passed away on Feb. 1, 2019, at UT Medical Center, from complications following a traumatic brain injury.

Claire Ann Rodgers Schwartz, of Madisonville, passed away at 9:54 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital.

Loretta Atkins Watson went to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2019. She was born in Tellico Plains. Loretta was an active member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church of Marietta, Ga. She loved cooking for family and friends, and often cooked and took food to friends that were sick or to shut ins.

Daniel S. “Dan” Dixon, of Etowah, and previously of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family. Dan was a U.S. Navy veteran that served in the Korean War, was deputy sheriff with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, past post commander of S…

Ruby Lee Ellis Gregory, a resident of Wood Village, formerly of Mt. Vernon, widow of Sam Gregory, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Wood Village. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Clyde C. Dawson, of Philadelphia, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at the Life Care Center of Athens.

Peggy Lou Cook, of Madisonville, passed away at 2:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of Madisonville Church of God. Her hobbies included quilting and flower gardening.

Mrs. Irene Caylor White passed away on Jan. 19, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Nancy Leonard, in Greenback, who along with Irene’s youngest son, Eddie Lee, served as primary caregiver for the last 35 months. She was surrounded by her family and friends who will miss her beautiful smile a…

Lucy Millsaps Cline, widow of Fate Cline, of Vonore, passed away peacefully at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Madisonville Health & Rehab. She was a long-time, faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Fred Franklin Moore, of Sweetwater, passed away on Jan. 19, 2019. He was born on Jan. 25, 1959, to the late Birchie O. Moore and Martha Minerva Nelson Moore. Fred served in the United States Army.

Mary Alice “Peggy” Garst was born on June 20, 1925, and passed from this life on Jan. 18, 2019, peacefully in her home in Jonesboro, Ark.

Doyle Kenneth Riggs, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. He was a truck driver for ABF and retired after four million safe driving miles. He was a woodworker, gardener and he flipped houses. He was a member of O.K. Houck Masonic Lodge in Memphis for over 50 years.

Jessie C. Gibson passed away peacefully at 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

Wayne Reagan Jr., of Tellico Plains, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at home. He was employed by Wolfpak Transport as a truck driver. He attended Bible Baptist Church. His new love was fishing.

Billie Brown, of Tellico Plains, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. He attended Long Ridge Baptist Church. He retired from the United States Forest Service in 2003, after 36 years and 11 months of service. He was a member of the Brown Hill Masonic Lodge for 64 years.

Lloyd Barham passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, at Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur, Ala.

Judith Ann Haas, of Madisonville, passed away in the comfort of her home on Jan. 16, 2019. Judy was a loving housewife. She will be remembered by her sweet, bubbly personality, and the happiness she shared with others. She enjoyed life with her husband of 40 years, family, friends and her pe…

Ray Chastaine Dawson, of Sweetwater, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Ray was a loving father and poppy. He attended Beulah Chapel Church of the Nazarene.

Judy Ann Hedrick, of Madisonville, passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Wood Presbyterian Home. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. She was born on Oct. 1, 1941, in Piqua, Ohio.

James Rankin Newman, of Madisonville, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. He was born in Rural Retreat, Va., on July 26, 1951. He graduated from East Tennessee State University, and later retired from the Tennessee Depa…

Robert Junior Shubert, of Sweetwater, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in a house fire.

Syvillia Ann Haire, of Sweetwater, passed away on Jan. 13, 2019. She attended Glenlock Baptist Church. Ann, known by family and friends, was a talented bookkeeper who helped her husband run their small satellite business from Riceville for several years before moving back to Sweetwater.

Charles E. Carroll, of Sweetwater, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Crawford and Hettie Hunter Carroll.

JoAnn Holder Quackenbush passed away on Jan. 3, 2019, in Camp Hill, Pa. JoAnn was the hard-working daughter of Paulidith (Pauline Browder) Holder and Lowry LaRue Holder of Sweetwater.

Wanda Lue Mincy Parham, of Athens, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Starr Regional Rehab in Etowah. A native of Sweetwater, and longtime resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Will G. and Annie Juanita Wright Mincy. Wanda was a former employee of Sweetwater Valle…

Melissa Ann “Mrs. K.C.” Kirkland-Cook, of Vonore and Latta, S.C., passed away on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2019, at home in Vonore. She was a graduate of Vonore High School Class of 1978, attended Hiwassee College, and was a graduate of Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. She taught at Latta High…

Billie Louise McElroy Puett, of Madisonville, passed away peacefully at 2:31 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Wood Presbyterian Home. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed crafts and loved children.

Johnnye A. Sloan, of Madisonville, joyously entered into heaven on Jan. 11, 2019. Johnnye was a woman of strong faith and great fortitude, loved and admired by family and friends alike. A member of First Baptist Church, Madisonville, she was a woman full of wisdom who loved to have a good la…

Ralph Depew, of Sweetwater, passed away at 11 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home.

Albert Eugene “Pete” Thompson, of Sweetwater, passed away at 7:06 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at his home. Member of Burl’s Chapel Church.

Mark McDaniel, of Madisonville, passed away at 2:48 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center. He was a member of Vonore Baptist Church.

Edward L. White, of Tellico Plains, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home, while surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Charles and Marie White. Ed was a longtime member of Unicoi Baptist Church. He was a beloved sewing machine mechanic and car detailer in the…

Starlet Gay Smith McCourry, of Madisonville, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. She was a Christian. She formerly worked at Arbogast Fishing Lures in Akron, Ohio. She was proud of her hand painted lures. She later worked at other manufacturing jobs. She was an outstanding floral designer. …

Shirley Ann Phillips Kyle, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the family home. Shirley was known for her strong faith in God and her love and dedication to her family. She was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

Judy Chastain Best, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at her home.

Annie “Linda” Crisp Plemons, went to be with the Lord at 5:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Blount Memorial Hospital.

Floyd A. De Boef, left this world peacefully, family at bedside, on Dec. 31, 2018, in the Sweetwater Nursing Center in Sweetwater.

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