Juanita Helen Best, of Sweetwater, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. She was a member of Murray’s Baptist Church. She was involved in politics in Monroe County.

Juanita truly lived her life according to her favorite Bible verse, II Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” She loved her family with all her heart.

She was 77 years old.

Preceded in death by: her husband, Buddy Best; parents, Elvin “Hot Shot” and Lena Boruff; brothers, Clyde and Amos Boruff; sisters, Nancy White, Opal Wilkins.

Survivors include: her sons and daughter-in-law, Andy Fry, of Knoxville, Audy and Tammy Fry, of Maryville;

Grandchildren, Christina Fry, Lizzie Fry, Thomas Fry;

Sisters and brothers-in-law, Evalena and David Jenkins, Mary Jane “Janey” Boruff;

Special nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Kyker Funeral Homes. The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. in Kyker’s Chapel, with the Rev. David Choate officiating. A graveside service and interment was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Murray’s Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Murray’s Baptist Church Cemetery, or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.