June 2, 2013
Georgia Maxine Ledford McKinney, 72, of Rockwood, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on June 2, 2013. The memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. EDT Friday, June 7, at First Christian Church of Rockwood, with visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Rev. Danielle Walker and the Rev. Brian Johnson of Ball Camp Baptist Church, Knoxville, will be officiating.
Maxine was the daughter of the late Theodore Dallas "Doc" and Annie Isabelle Ledford.
She is survived by son, Dr. Ed Sunday-Winters and wife, Patti; daughter, Emma Mckinney Rowland and husband, Cliff, all of Knoxville; and beloved grandchildren, Josh Winters, Will Winters and Hailey Rowland. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, John Ledford of Houston, TX, Theo Ann Ledford Aytes of Crossville, Jim Ledford and wife, Mary, of Cookville, and Connie Ledford Helton and husband, Mike, of Azle, TX. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Virginia Winters Evans and husband, Howard, of Rockwood. Maxine was loving aunt to Cherry, Kathy, Avery, Alvin, Candy, Angel, Wade, John, Patrick, Christy, Becky, Carol Ann, Eddie, Barry and Carl Sue. She thought of each of them as her own.
Maxine was born in Ozone. She graduated from Crossville High School. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Rockwood. She set an example for her children to follow by working hard everyday and by caring for others. Maxine was delighted when Ed married Patti and Emma married Cliff because those two marriages would eventually lead her to her true calling of being a grandmother. Joshua, Will and Hailey were the great joys of her life. Words are not sufficient to express all that the arrival of these three meant to her. She made their lives richer and fuller with her unending love for each of them.
Her brothers and sisters, John, Theo Ann, James and Connie, meant the world to her and she to them. Their companionship through her recent years of illness brought much meaning and pleasure to her.
Maxine is survived by a lifetime of kindness shared, assistance offered and friendship given. She had a way of making those around her feel special.
Her journey has ended now. She is at rest in the place prepared for her by one who promised to never leave her or forsake her. The hardships and difficulties are over now, but her strength, her resolve and her faith remain as a testimony of what one woman trusting in God can overcome and endure.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Maxine to Family Promise of Knoxville, P.O. Box 10184, Knoxville, TN 37939-0184. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at NHC Fort Sanders. The love you shared with her will always be remembered. Her devoted CNA, Amanda, became a treasured friend. To the pastor and members of First Christian Church, your hospitality is a testimony to the truth of the gospel and the presence of Christ in your community, thank-you.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Loudon Funeral Home.
June 2, 2013
John William Irvin, 85, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at Tansi Community Church, with Dr. Paul Dixon officiating. Family will receive friends on Tuesday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.
Helen Dellene (Lewis) Meadows, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home Dec. 4, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating. Interment was in Clifty Cemetery.
Ronald Waldo Evans, "Ron," 79, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Purdue and the Rev. Jerry Mayo officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.
Carolyn O. Dyer, 62, of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Nov. 30, 2013.
Robert Thomas Thurman, 89, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 30, 2013.
Barbara J. Polson, 66, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 30, 2013. Graveside services were held Dec. 3 at Woody Cemetery. Bro. Noel Turner officiated.
Jackson Walker Fitch, 4, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. A graveside was held at McEwen Cemetery in McEwen, TN, Dec. 3, with Bro. Brian Smith officiating. The family received friends Dec. 2 at Bilbrey Funeral Home.
Dion Ault Sr.
Dion G. Ault Sr., 65 of Pikeville passed away Dec. 2, 2013. A celebration of Dion’s life will be held Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home, with Bro. Milton Kerr and Bro. Doyle Ashburn officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 4-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 11-1 p.m.
Mildred Joe Jones, 74, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at NHC Healthcare Fort Sanders. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Bro. Danny Wyatt officiating. Burial was in Elmore Cemetery.
Memorial services for John Richard Duffy, 77, of the Cumberland Cove Community of Monterey, will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. from the Cumberland Cove Welcome Center. The family will receive friends at the Welcome Center following services Thursday.
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