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Name Note
Michael J. Bosco
Class of 2010
Notes
Michael Bosco has taken a position with William Blount High School as head track coach and assistant football coach. He is returning from Florida with his wife, Kristin Bosco '11 who will begin teaching at John Sevier Elementary starting fall 2018. Read more: https://www.thedailytimes.com/sports/michael-bosco-tabbed-william-blount-track-coach/article_280ff247-e668-5fde-8685-75981ac90928.html
Olive Dupuy Boyer
Class of 1943
Memoriam
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Olive D. Boyer, passed away on September 18, 2014 in Edgewater, Florida, leaving to mourn family and friends.
Lois Layton Boynton
Class of 1952
Memoriam
Lois Marie Boynton, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. A native of New York, she was born February 1, 1931 to the late William Gerald and Mary Agusta Wheeler Layton. On September 3, 1960, Marie wed the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Boynton in Lengriese, Germany, where she was working in the Special Services Division of the US Army. They would later have 2 children together, and ultimately a grandson. Marie was known as a very kind woman; always placing other's needs in front of her own. She was a devoted wife and mother, sewing her family's clothes, she was always sure to provide dinner for her family every Sunday (even after she was unable to cook), and genuinely interested in everyone's daily lives. Marie was a librarian, a very smart and artistic woman; she played the piano and enjoyed playing the organ at church, as well as teaching Sunday school. She loved to read, work crossword puzzles, and Sudoku. Marie was a gardener, often having more plants in the house than outside and had a soft heart for stray animals, domestic or wild. In addition to her husband of 57 years, Marie leaves behind her daughter, Bonnie Sue Boynton, Lexington; son, Andrew James (Maureen) Boynton, Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Helen (Albert P. Stauderman) McKenzie, Washington, D.C.; brother, William John Layton, Lexington; and grandson, McKail James David Boynton, CO. A Memorial Service was held January 13, 2018 at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing.
Frank R. Bradford
Class of 1946
Memoriam
Passed away on January 9, 2009.
Gwendolyn Greenlee Bradsher
Class of 1948
Memoriam
Margaret Gwendolyn (Gwen) Greenlee Bradsher of Old Fort, NC passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at Rose Hill Retirement Community in Marion, NC. She was born July 20, 1926 to Thomas James Greenlee and Margaret Kern Greenlee at the W. H. Greenlee home place in McDowell County. She was the great niece of Mary, Ruth and Nina Greenlee and the great, great, great, great granddaughter of James Greenlee, (American Revolution solider) and Mary McDowell Greenlee and a former member of the Greenlee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Gwen grew up in McDowell County, graduated from Pleasant Gardens School, Maryville College and Kansas City General Hospital School of Medical Technology. On September 2, 1951 she married Hugh Tate Bradsher and they had four daughters. In 1960 she began her career with NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC as a Research Assistant & Certified Microbiologist Specialist for the National Institute of Health. In 1963 she began working as a Med Tech in the hospital's Microbiology lab and as a Clinical Microbiology Instructor at the hospital's School of Medical Technology. In 1993, after a 33 year career, she retired from NC Baptist Hospital and returned to McDowell County to fulfill her dream of restoring the original Greenlee home place - Grove Hill. During these years she enjoyed tending to her flower & vegetable gardens and growing blueberries. One of the greatest pleasures during her retirement was her bridge club, her church and reconnecting with all her extended family and high school classmates. She is predeceased by her brother Robert Greenlee and sister Mary Jo Enloe. She is survived by her daughters, Leslie Tate Bradsher of Old Fort; Carol Bradsher (George), Mary Tew (David), Nina Barker (Charlie); grandchildren, Adam & Christopher Tew, Ben & Thomas Barker; her brothers James K. Greenlee of Atlanta, GA and Harvey Daniel Greenlee of Houston, TX; several nieces and nephews, Greenlee, Tate and Kern cousins as well as her beloved friend and caregiver, Donna Gwaltney. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Donna Gwaltney, Brenda Freeman, the staff of Rose Hill Retirement Community and Hospice of Rutherford County who loving cared for her during her final years and days. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 1pm at Siloam Presbyterian Church, Old Fort, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to Siloam Presbyterian Church, Hospice of Rutherford County, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Healing Hearts Animal Rescue
Margaret H. Brasfield
Class of 1946
Memoriam
Margaret Helen Brasfield 97 of Quinton, Alabama passed away peacefully at her home after a long illness on Aug 31, 2014. She was born in 1917 to Flora and Ferris Keys in Haleyville Alabama. Surviving her are 3 nieces; Bonnie Ellis Evans and Elizabeth (Betsy) Ellis Ormond of Birmingham, Kristie Sandver Perez of Camby Oregon. On the Brasfield side 2 nieces, Nancy Brasfield Jordon and Mary Ann Ingram of AL and 4 nephews; Jim & John Brasfield of AL, Raul de la Vega of NC and Ron de la Vega of TN, along with many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews on both sides. She was a lifelong member of Quintown Church of Christ. Having no biological children of her own, she was a wonderful inspiration of her love for Christ to her family and friends. She frequently spoke of adults who had been in her Sunday school classes through the years. She loved all children and they all loved her in return. She graduated from West Jefferson High School and went on to fill in as a part time substitute teacher for several years. She was always interested in her church, home and community. A special thanks and gratitude to her cousin Mary Isom Reynolds who was there for her until the end, her friend Finley Tuggle and to her care givers Linda Lanier, Betty Leslie and Joyce Adelman and to all the UMWA health care doctors and providers. Interment is at Quintown Church of Christ Cemetery.
Emily S. Brewer
Class of 2009
Notes
Rev. Emily Brewer '09, executive director of Presbyterian Peace Fellowship participated in the PC(USA) Walk for a Fossil Free World. She was joined by her mother and MC Board of Church Visitor member, Sherry Brewer. The walk, a joint project of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and Fossil Free PCUSA, began June 1 at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville. It ended June 16 at the start of the 223rd General Assembly. Read more here: bit.ly/2l5VUaD
Evelyn M. Brittain
Class of 1946
Memoriam
Evelyn Brittain passed away on July 21, 2010.
Lois Ratliff Brown
Class of 1943
Memoriam
Lois Ratliff Brown passed away on April 8, 2016, in Cape May, NJ, at the age of 95.
Eddie Bryant
Class of 1998
Memoriam
Charles Edward Bryant, age 62, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was born October 23, 1954, to Leroy and Allene Bryant in Maryville, Tennessee. "Eddie" was a graduate of Alcoa High School, Class of 1972. He later received his Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He was a faithful member of Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Finding his true love and soulmate in his later years, he married Tina Mae Dixson on August 15, 2015. Preceded in death by his father; brothers, Leroy and Jeffery Bryant; and father-in-law, Elder A.C. Dixson. Survived by his wife, Tina Bryant; sons, Edward (India) McDowell, Jason (Erin) Bryant, Jeffery Bryant, Curtis Jordan and Isaiah Ervin; daughters, Whitley Bryant and Tramaine Robinson; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Constance Jean Bryant-Berry; brother, Alan Jerome Bryant; brother-in-law, C. Clay Berry; sister-in-law, Jennifer Bryant; mother-in-law, Ida Dixson; aunt, Anne Herion (Greenlawn, NY); devoted niece, Tiffany Ashleigh Johnson (Brooklyn, NY); devoted cousins: Korey Gaines, Deborah Bright, Phyllis McDermott, Carolyn Leverett and Maria Williams; a host of other family and friends to include the Dixson family and devoted friends: Larry Irving, Cleo Ellis, Terry Logan, Doug Scott and friend/brother-in-law, Arthur Dixson, Jr. Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Apr. 22 to Apr. 28, 2017
Elizabeth Copeland Buford
Class of 1946
Memoriam
Passed away on May 3, 2018.
Theron H. Burchfield
Class of 1953
Memoriam
Theron Hubert Burchfield, age 92 of Gallatin, TN and formerly of Maryville passed away March 3, 2018. Mr. Burchfield was born in Maryville, TN on July 12, 1925 to the late Luther and Ruby Burchfield. After graduating from Everett High School, he joined the United States Navy and served proudly during World War II. Following his military service, he enrolled and graduated from Maryville College with a degree in engineering; he was a true believer in higher education. He retired from National South Wire Aluminum with many years of service. Mr. Burchfield was a member of SpringView Baptist Church in Maryville, had served as a deacon at two previous churches while living in Kentucky and most recently attended First Baptist Church Gallatin. An avid sports fan, he always cheered for the University of Tennessee in football, Kentucky in Basketball and the Atlanta Braves, he was passionate about these teams and also about his love of honey buns and root beer. His children best described him as a great father and a wonderful role model; he will be deeply missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Burchfield. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jane Burchfield; sons, Daniel Burchfield, Jeffrey Burchfield (Tammy) and Paul Burchfield (Laura); 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, siblings, Barbara Campbell (Bill) and Richard Burchfield (Kris). A graveside service was held, March 7, 2018 in the Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, Tennessee. There was Military Honors at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SpringView Baptist Church, 4220 U.S. Highway 411 South, Maryville, TN 37801. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, TN 37066 (615)452-1943 www.crestviewfh.com
Angie Bowman Burke
Class of 1998
Birth
Adopted a son, Theodore Rexford Burke, born April 19, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Edward F. Burkhart
Class of 1945
Memoriam
Edward F. Burkhart passed away on December 16, 2007.
Allie Horvath Burns
Class of 2015
Notes
Allie Horvath Burns completed her master's degree in English Literature at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in May.
Cole J. Burns
Class of 2016
Notes
Cole completed his master's degree in College Student Personnel at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in May and shortly thereafter he began his position as the Director of Student Career Management in the Supply Chain Department at UTK.
Evelyn Blackburn Campbell
Class of 1957
Memoriam
Evelyn Blackburn Campbell, age 83 of Maryville, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Brookdale at Sandy Springs. A faithful member of Maryville First United Methodist Church and a Maryville College graduate, she was preceded in death by her parents, John J. Blackburn and Jennie Evelyn Blackburn; her sister, Elizabeth Prather. Survivors include: husband of 61 years, Joe J. Campbell; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Michael Wilson, Nancy and Gene Renshaw, Jane and Richard Jones, Karen and Scott Holloway; son and daughter-in-law; Mark and Robin Campbell; grandchildren; Joseph Wilson, John and Ani Wilson, Elizabeth Renshaw, Sarah and Beau Stanley, James and Samantha Renshaw, Cara and Ben Moss, Caitlin and Andy Davis, Steven Holloway, Kristen Holloway, Andrew, Ashley, Adam, and Anna Grace Campbell; great-grandchildren, Lily Kaye Stanley, Amelia Davis, Charlotte Davis; cousin, Jim Prather. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Smith West Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at First United Methodist Church. A private graveside service will be held prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to First United Methodist Church. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
Janice Eakin Campbell
Class of 1954
Memoriam
Janice Eakin Campbell, 85, a passionate advocate for children-her own and thousands of others-died on July 24, 2017. Ms. Campbell, born in 1931 in Butler, PA, the second child of Earl and Esther Jane Wilcox Eakin, grew up in the small town of Prospect, PA, and in her teenage years worked for the nearby United Presbyterian Home for Children in Mars, PA, which, interestingly, was managed by her future in-laws, D. Rayburn and Marion Campbell. She graduated with a degree in English and education from Maryville College in 1955, and was teaching school in Pennsylvania when she married James Coleman Campbell, her childhood sweetheart just returned from a stint in the Army. They returned to Tennessee and in the next year were joined by their first child, David, and soon thereafter two others, Jim and Mary Esther. Janice loved children. She extended that love beyond immediate and extended family to include the children she taught in school, encountered at church, cared for in running a variety of child care centers and the East Tennessee Head Start Program. She never forgot the lessons she learned from watching her future in-laws at the Children's Home. Their loving yet firm approach to raising orphans and others left adrift by bad fortune was a part of everything she did. Janice finished her career as director of the Children's Center in Knoxville and retired after directing the Alcoa School Systems' preschool program "Games" in 1996. Tragedy was part of her life. Her mother died when she was three years old. Her daughter, Mary Esther, died of cancer when she was a young child, a grief Janice carried all her days. Her lifelong love Coach Jim Campbell died nine years ago. Through it all she touched so many lives with small and large acts of kindness. She was a loyal member of New Providence Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, serving on session several times and teaching Sunday school. She supported her alma mater Maryville College on a variety of committees over the years, and was a mentor to students. After retirement, she particularly enjoyed the working with the local chapter of the P.E.O. and its scholarship programs for young women. Janice is survived by her son David, his wife Mary Lynn Tobin, of Davis, CA; and their son Christopher Tobin-Campbell (and wife Allison); son Jim and his wife Priscilla, of Oak Ridge, TN; and their children Elise Campbell Aragones (and husband Michael), Amelia Campbell and Claire Campbell. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Nita Eakin of Manassas, VA, and sister Susan Must, also of Manassas; and a number of nieces and nephews from their families; sister-in-law Mary Beth Eakin of Amelia Island, FL; and G. David and Peggy Campbell of Maryville, and Jerry and Charlotte Campbell of Houston, TX, along with nieces and nephews from their families. Her older brother Jim Eakin passed away nine years ago. The family wishes to thank the exemplary staff of Shannondale of Maryville and its residents for making the last years of her life, challenged as they were medically, so enjoyable. Janice's memorial service was held Aug. 5, at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Maryville College or New Providence Presbyterian Church.
Virginia Hand Campbell
Class of 1949
Memoriam
Virginia Lee Hand Campbell, 90, was born July 13, 1927, and died peacefully on March 17, 2018. A lifelong Blount Countian, Virginia graduated from Alcoa High School, Class of 1945, as Class Salutatorian. After graduating from Maryville College with a B.A. in Education in 1949, Virginia assisted in the development of the first kindergarten program at Alcoa First United Methodist Church in 1951 and was the program's first kindergarten teacher. In 1954, she began a 33-year career as a third-grade teacher in Alcoa City Schools. She was a lifelong member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women and the Christian Fellowship Sunday School class. She enjoyed the many friendships she made through the Chilhowee Club, ESO, Blount County Retired Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Red Hatters. In addition to her love for teaching children, Virginia was an avid reader, flower grower, bridge player, and cook. She loved her family and friends, especially her five grandchildren and great grandson, who were each very special to her. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Mildred Hand, and her husband, L.A. Campbell. Survivors: Daughters Jenny (Bill) Pate and Amy (Phil) Large and son Bob (Connie) Campbell. Grandchildren: Meghan (David) Rasnake, Keely (Cat) Everett, David (Anna) Large, Bo Campbell and Shane Campbell; and one great-grandson, Eliot Campbell Rasnake. Thanks to the staff of Brookdale Sandy Springs for their love and excellent care for the past six years; many of you were not only her caregivers but also her friends. A memorial service was held at Alcoa First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alcoa First United Methodist Church Building Fund or your favorite charity. Arrangements by Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
Jackie Speigner Chambless
Class of 1956
Memoriam
Chambless, Jacqueline Speigner, 84, longtime resident of Montgomery, AL, died on July 12, 2018. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Ealon Speigner and Tommie Goodson Speigner of Enterprise AL; and her husband, Jack Lloyd Chambless of Montgomery. She is survived by her daughter, Jil Chambless (Dan Vogt) of Tuscaloosa; son William House Chambless II (Alicia) of Trussville; grandchildren, Sophie Vogt, Jack Vogt, and William House Chambless III; her sister, Charlotte Speigner Bruce of McCalla; and a large extended family. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 am at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Montgomery with a service immediately following at noon officiated by Reverend Nan Adams. Graveside service will be at Greenwood Cemetery at 3:00 pm. Rather than flowers, Jackie requested donations be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2130 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117, or a favorite charity.