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Barbara Brunson

Apr 08, 1936 - Nov 09, 2023

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Loudon, TN

Barbara Jean (Tuttle) Pritchard Brunson, 87, passed peacefully, November 4, 2023, in her home in Loudon, Tennessee. She was born an only child, to the late Charles and Della (Aldred) Tuttle in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 8, 1936. Barbara met and married Bob V. Pritchard. They made many friends through his work and spent much time dancing and socializing with them. They enjoyed all that life offered, together. Barbara and Bob had one son, Timothy Pritchard of Pendleton, Indiana. Barbara lived...Read More

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Cindy Winchester

Apr 06, 1957 - Feb 26, 2024

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Loudon County, TN

Cindy Winchester, age 66, of Loudon County, TN, passed away peacefully in her home on February 26, 2024, after her courageous and years-long fight with breast cancer. She was born on April 6, 1957, in Charlotte, NC. After living in Salisbury, MD, for ten of her early years, she became a forever East Tennessean when her family moved to Greeneville, TN, in 1970. She later lived in both Sevier and Knox counties.Cindy graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee with a degree in finance in 1980. She began her nearly 20-year career in the banking and marketing industry before becoming an insurance and investment specialist. Cindy was an incredible mind and gifted in knowing how to take on any project and complete it well. Cindy received several national awards and recognition for employers in the banking and investment industries throughout her 40-year career, and she also had extensive involvement in her communities, including chairmanships of United Way, After School Childcare Task Force, NAIFA Education Committee, and Leadership in Life Institute. Cindy will forever be remembered for her hard-working spirit and innate ability to leave a business or project better than she found it.However, perhaps more important than any of her career accomplishments was her ability to love and inspire people. Cindy was everyone’s biggest cheerleader. She was the daughter, sister, mom, aunt, wife, grandmother, and friend who was always there for you. Despite the situations that may have been occurring in her own life, she was always worried more about being there for others in both big and small moments of those she loved.Recently, above all other accomplishments throughout her lifetime, she was most proud of her contributions to her beloved Virtue Church. After retiring from the business world, she took on a part-time job as the church secretary in 2017. But during this time, she became much more than a secretary, often volunteering to work on projects that were way above her call of duty. Her fellow church members will forever remember her selfless sacrifice by the giving of her incredible talents and time. Throughout her health circumstances, one underlying constant was her faith in Jesus Christ. Cindy often remarked how she felt the Holy Spirit with her and how he guided her hand throughout her last days, showing her how to do things she never did before and providing clarity where none existed. Even when her health was rapidly declining, she worked tirelessly to leave this world better than she found it, hoping to leave a legacy of her love for the church and His people.Cindy was a doting grandmother and an avid Tennessee sports fan. She loved being outside, tending to her garden, and enjoying her birds and dog companion, Gabby. In recent months, attending her weekly Bible Study was such a highlight in her week as she was constantly yearning to learn more and become more like Jesus every day.Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Rush and Barbara Winchester. She is survived by her devoted husband, Terry Shope; daughter, Jesse Schwall (Danny); and grandchildren: Jack, Sam, Emma Claire, and Ben Schwall. She also leaves behind her brothers Rusty Winchester (Sherrill) and Mike Winchester (Susan), sisters Talley Winchester (Jack Fox) and Susan Sawyer (Roger); her stepchildren Brandon Shope (Grace), Bryan Shope, Rachel Shope (Alex Berk), and Will Shope; grandchildren Braxton Shope, Gavin Shope, and Ellie Berk. Cindy is also a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews and their families. Cindy was a woman who could never meet a stranger; she was so loved and will be remembered by extensive family members and numerous friends. Her kindness, graciousness, generosity, good-natured attitude, and bright smile will forever be etched into the many lives she has touched. Cindy has indeed left her mark on so many people that it is forever immeasurable.A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday,  March 9, 2024. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the service immediately following at Click Funeral Home in Farragut, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations and offerings be made to her beloved Virtue Church of Knoxville in her memory.

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Dea McNair

Apr 20, 1939 - Feb 28, 2024

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Loudon, TN

Dea McNair, age 84 of Loudon, Tennessee passed away February 28, 2024. She was preceded in death by her sister Gloria Zimmerman and parents Goldie and Dee Brown. She is deeply grieved and survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert “Bo” McNair, daughters Michelle (David) Clark, Melissa Meadows, and Meleah McNair. Dea had six grandchildren, Daniel Clark, Emma Meadows, Ty Meadows, Tessa Meadows, Brady Nelsen, and LydiaNelsen.Dea was born and raised in small town Miami, Oklahoma and played the flute in the high school band. Her education included an associates degree from North East Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree from MidAmerica Nazarene. In Kansas City, she worked many years as an Administrative Assistant at Johnson County Community College and later assisted her husband Bo in their real estate business. Dea was very active and enjoyed tennis, golf, and shopping. Dea loved to travel and enjoyed adventurous vacations around the world. Dea was an incredibly talented artist. She participated in art classes, art shows, painted incredible landscapes andabstracts. She rooted for Kansas Jayhawks basketball and Kansas City Chiefs football. Mahomes was her favorite player.Out of respect for Dea’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

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Dorothy Mae Gilliam Chrisman

Dec 13, 1925 - Feb 28, 2024

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Loudon, TN

Dorothy Mae Gilliam Chrisman - age 98 of Loudon, entered into eternal rest and received her crown on February 28, 2024. She was a member of Lenoir City First Church of the Nazarene where she doted on the children in the nursery. Preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Chrisman; children: Norma Chandler, Jerry Houston, John Houston Jr., Milton “Bubby” Houston, Jean Wiggins, and Betty Grannemann; siblings: Buddy Gilliam, Howard Gilliam, Virginia Bowers, and Joyce Riggs; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Survived by her children: Marvin “Buster” Houston, Susan Sipes (Clint) and James Chrisman (Shana); along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3rd in the Lenoir City Cemetery with Rev. David Smith officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. 

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Cindy Winchester

Apr 06, 1957 - Feb 26, 2024

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Loudon County, TN

Cindy Winchester, age 66, of Loudon County, TN, passed away peacefully in her home on February 26, 2024, after her courageous and years-long fight with breast cancer. She was born on April 6, 1957, in Charlotte, NC. After living in Salisbury, MD, for ten of her early years, she became a forever East Tennessean when her family moved to Greeneville, TN, in 1970. She later lived in both Sevier and Knox counties.Cindy graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee with a degree in finance in 1980. She began her nearly 20-year career in the banking and marketing industry before becoming an insurance and investment specialist. Cindy was an incredible mind and gifted in knowing how to take on any project and complete it well. Cindy received several national awards and recognition for employers in the banking and investment industries throughout her 40-year career, and she also had extensive involvement in her communities, including chairmanships of United Way, After School Childcare Task Force, NAIFA Education Committee, and Leadership in Life Institute. Cindy will forever be remembered for her hard-working spirit and innate ability to leave a business or project better than she found it.However, perhaps more important than any of her career accomplishments was her ability to love and inspire people. Cindy was everyone’s biggest cheerleader. She was the daughter, sister, mom, aunt, wife, grandmother, and friend who was always there for you. Despite the situations that may have been occurring in her own life, she was always worried more about being there for others in both big and small moments of those she loved.Recently, above all other accomplishments throughout her lifetime, she was most proud of her contributions to her beloved Virtue Church. After retiring from the business world, she took on a part-time job as the church secretary in 2017. But during this time, she became much more than a secretary, often volunteering to work on projects that were way above her call of duty. Her fellow church members will forever remember her selfless sacrifice by the giving of her incredible talents and time. Throughout her health circumstances, one underlying constant was her faith in Jesus Christ. Cindy often remarked how she felt the Holy Spirit with her and how he guided her hand throughout her last days, showing her how to do things she never did before and providing clarity where none existed. Even when her health was rapidly declining, she worked tirelessly to leave this world better than she found it, hoping to leave a legacy of her love for the church and His people.Cindy was a doting grandmother and an avid Tennessee sports fan. She loved being outside, tending to her garden, and enjoying her birds and dog companion, Gabby. In recent months, attending her weekly Bible Study was such a highlight in her week as she was constantly yearning to learn more and become more like Jesus every day.Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Rush and Barbara Winchester. She is survived by her devoted husband, Terry Shope; daughter, Jesse Schwall (Danny); and grandchildren: Jack, Sam, Emma Claire, and Ben Schwall. She also leaves behind her brothers Rusty Winchester (Sherrill) and Mike Winchester (Susan), sisters Talley Winchester (Jack Fox) and Susan Sawyer (Roger); her stepchildren Brandon Shope (Grace), Bryan Shope, Rachel Shope (Alex Berk), and Will Shope; grandchildren Braxton Shope, Gavin Shope, and Ellie Berk. Cindy is also a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews and their families. Cindy was a woman who could never meet a stranger; she was so loved and will be remembered by extensive family members and numerous friends. Her kindness, graciousness, generosity, good-natured attitude, and bright smile will forever be etched into the many lives she has touched. Cindy has indeed left her mark on so many people that it is forever immeasurable.A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday,  March 9, 2024. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the service immediately following at Click Funeral Home in Farragut, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations and offerings be made to her beloved Virtue Church of Knoxville in her memory.

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Patricia Marie Harper

Nov 17, 1936 - Feb 02, 2024

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Loudon, TN

Patricia Marie Harper "Mrs. Pat," age 87, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024. Patricia was a Charter member of Central Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for 50+ years. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union. She was a long-time elementary school teacher at Philadelphia and Steekee schools, while also spending time as a substitute teacher throughout the county. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Boyd Harper; Grandson, Brad Dills; Parents, Fred and Arlene Hughes; Brother, Fred Hughes; Brother in law, Charles Mulvaney; and Great nephew, Sean Mulvaney. She is survived by her children, Mark Harper and wife Lee Anne, Julie Dills and husband Aaron, and Janet Harper; Grandchildren, Brittany Davis and husband Clint, Stephen Dills, Kevin Dills, Sarah Harper, Tyler Duke and Nathan Duke; Great Grandchild, Riley Boyd Davis; Sister, Kathleen Mulvaney; Special Babies, Rosie and Ensley Tallent. Patricia is also survived by a host of extended family and friends. The family would also like to extend a special thanks to her long-time care givers, Sky Fortener and Lilly Tallent. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Philadelphia Elementary and Steekee Elementary schools to be applied to the lunch balances. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 5-7 PM in the chapel of Loudon Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 7PM with Rev. Bud Slaton officiating. The graveside service will be on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 11AM at Loudon County Memorial Gardens.

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Vernon Leonard Gross

Oct 26, 1932 - Feb 10, 2024

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Loudon, TN

Vernon Leonard Gross, age 91, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Loudon, Tennessee on Saturday February 10th, 2024. He battled cancer courageously for several years after his loving wife Joan passed away in 2017 and was under the embracing care of Covenant Hospice. He was born on 10/26/32 to parents Susie and Alvin Gross in Bloomville, Wisconsin. He was a proud US Veteran having served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 and could usually be seen proudly wearing his Navy cap. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and was "Badger Proud." He furthered his degree at the University of Chicago obtaining his MBA. He spent years working as an Engineer at Harnischfeger in Milwaukee and ended his career working for Sheboygan County in WI. He was known to be outside in the Wisconsin air sunup until sundown on his days off cherishing the views of the Fox River and enjoying his property. He loved all three of his dogs he named "Murphy" and later in life enjoyed watching the National Dog Shows hoping that the Gordon Setter would win. During his last years, he became lovingly attached to his companion Mollie, a four-pound Yorkie who only had eyes for him. He and Joan travelled the world to support Special Olympics and he spent most falls and winters hunting deer or ducks with his friends. He proudly obtained his pilot’s license and loved flying in his Cessna plane and relished that his son went into airline mechanics for his career. Days before he passed away, he talked of wanting to fly again… He was known as a brilliant thinker who excelled in Math and Science. He couldn’t help but correct or do our homework as kids and would raise an eyebrow wondering why his daughter wasn’t a left brained thinker. As an avid ‘fixer’, he worked on cars, snowmobiles, tractors, and anything else that had an engine. He loved watching his son race motocross and go karts and would eagerly spend weekends at a dusty motocross track. He loyally sat in the stands to cheer his daughter on playing soccer and tennis throughout high school and college and embraced her joy of Social Work. He graciously attended almost every play and performance that his two grandsons performed in though that wasn’t his cup of tea.…He enjoyed cheering his two grandsons on in any sport that they played and spent years sitting on hard benches to see them play basketball. He had an instant smile whenever they walked in and shared how proud he was of them and who they were becoming. He is survived by his son Vernon "Kal" Gross and his wife Frankie, his daughter Mary Sue and Oscar, two grandsons Daniel and Noah and his dog Mollie who is 12. He lost his wife Joan in 2017 while evacuating their home on Fort Myers Beach Florida, during Hurricane Irma. Ironically, he lost his home to storm surge on Fort Myers Beach during Hurricane Ian and subsequently moved to Tennessee with his daughter. No service to follow.

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Verne Gambill

Aug 25, 1941 - Feb 26, 2024

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Loudon, TN

Verne Gambill, age 82 of Loudon, Tennessee passed away February 26, 2024 at his home.Verne was a member of First Baptist Church in Tellico Village. He received his BA from Olivet Nazarene College in 1964, his MA from Michigan State University in 1973. He was a member of the Lansing Schools Education Association for 24 years. Verne was a biology teacher for many years. Preceded in death by his wife, Anita Gambill on November 21, 2023 and his parents Rev. Verne and Opal Gambill.Survivors include his brother Fredrick Gambill; and nephew Jon Fliger.A Celebration of Life will be held for Verne and Anita on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Inurnment will be in the columbarium at The Community Church at Tellico Village.

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Bruce Schroer

May 11, 1936 - Feb 22, 2024

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Loudon, TN

Bruce Schroer, age 87, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, TN died February 22, 2024 at Tennova Hospital two weeks after a fall in his home.He was born in Palatka, FL and grew up in Maywood, IL. After high school, he received his BS from Simson College in Iowa. He had a long career at Illinois Bell and AT&T residing in Wheaton, IL and Grand Rapids, MI.After retiring, he became a driver for a small parcel delivery company, a role which he thoroughly enjoyed. He became a licensed pilot in his forties and was an avid golfer. In 2000 he relocated to Tellico Village and relished his life there. He was a founding member of Rainbow Linksters, and he became an active member and former treasurer of the Tellico Village Solo Club.He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Babette, and his son, Steven. He is survived by his daughter, Sue Schroer of Tellico Village and nephews and nieces.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon.In lie of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.Click Funeral Home & Cremations - Tellico Village Chapel is serving the family of Bruce Schroer.

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Dale Edward Shubert

Jul 17, 1948 - Feb 21, 2024

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Loudon, TN

Dale Edward Shubert - age 75 of Loudon, went to be with his Lord on February 21, 2024. He was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. Dale was a veteran of the U. S. Army and a former employee of Elm Hill.Preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Pickell Shubert; parents, Vaughn and Dorothy Shubert, and sister, Sharon Hart. Survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Brandy Shubert, Travis and Vanessa Shubert; grandchildren: Andrew Shubert (fiancee, Savannah Raper), Riley Hale and Isaiah Hale; sister, Anita McNew (Oscar); sisters-in-law, Linda Gardner and Ella Kelso; along with several nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Gene Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be conducted by the Loudon Co. Veterans Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. clickfuneralhome.com

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Charles William Beachler

Oct 25, 1945 - Feb 15, 2024

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Loudon, TN

Charles William Beachler, age 78, of Loudon, died peacefully Thursday, February 15, 2024 at home surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Marjorie, his parents Charles M. and Mabel Beachler, sister-in-law, Barbara Teaster and brother-in-law, Homer Ferguson.A compassionate husband, brother, father, uncle and grandfather, he is survived by his daughter, Debbie Kennedy (Eddie), grandchildren, Jessica Blevens (Kyle) and Lyndon Kennedy, sister, Cinde Bellamy (Rod), brother-in-laws, Ken and Pete Ferguson, nieces, Autumn Lamb (Chris) and Ann Dodson (David), nephews, Bob Nancarrow, Ron Bellamy (Katie) and Mike Ferguson (Cathy), and several additional loving relatives.Chip was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and grew up in Sarasota, Florida. In high school, he participated in football, swimming, the orchestra and circus. After graduating, he enlisted in the Marines serving his country proudly as a decorated Sargent for four years and in Vietnam. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to school, graduated from East Tennessee State University and began a career with TVA in Knoxville. He worked as a Manager in the areas of Engineering Design, Environmental Systems and Information Services until retiring in 1997.Beyond his professional career, Chip had many passions. He was an amazing artist, sculptor and wood worker. He could fix anything and was called on to do so by family and friends alike. He designed his own home and acted as his own general contractor. He also enjoyed sailing, playing the guitar, traveling and trying new restaurants. His free spirit, gentle soul and tremendous heart will be missed by many. We will always treasure his inspiring resilience and “Chipper” sense of humor.A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Click Funeral Home & Cremations Tellico Village Chapel.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UT Hospice Services, Hospice Promise Foundation, 4435 Valley View Dr, Suite 104, Knoxville, TN 37917.

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