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.

She was 84 years old.

Preceded in death by: her spouses, Greeley Bivens and Charles Sneed; parents, Charles Raymond and Medye Hollingshead Bivens; brother, Milton Buddy Bivens; sons-in-law, Randy Burris, Buddy Mitchell.

Survivors include: her daughters and son-in-law, Debbie and Andy Middleton of Knoxville, Teresa Burris of Madisonville, Valerie Mitchell of Vonore;

Son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Florine Bivens of Madisonville;

Grandchildren and spouse, Crystal and Matt Gardner, Joshua Max Bivens, Brock Mitchell, Alexis Burris;

Great-grandchildren, Ryan Gardner, Katara Bivens, Hunter Bivens, Marie Bivens;

Sister and brother-in-law, Bernice Welch Giese and Gary Giese of Maryville;

Brothers and sisters-in-law, Estil Jay and Wanda Bivens of Madisonville, Wayne and Sandy Bivens of Vonore, Tom and Joyce Bivens of Dalton, Ga.;

Several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Knight officiating. Interment in Kitchens Cemetery.