On May 22, 2019, I lost my best friend and mother Tammy Wallace.
You were my anchor that kept me grounded. My confidant, my conscience, my sanity.
You gave me something to look forward to in life. You gave me peace, safety and happiness.
I love you with all my heart and soul, I will carry you in my heart until I see you again.
DeAnna Alexi, age 47, of Knoxville TN, daughter of Tony and Margo Alexi, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, under the care of the amazing staff at UT Medical Center, with her family holding her hands at her bedside. DeAnna had been under the care of UT Hospice at home prior to hospitalization. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Gertrude and Herman Cruze of Knoxville TN and her paternal grandparents Anthony and Betty Oleksy of New York. She was born in Silver Springs, MD on January 30, 1971. Survivors are her husband Christopher L. Pollock; her first husband Brad Croisdale; their children, Ben, Gregory, Clara, and Joey Croisdale, of Knoxville, and DeAnna's stepchildren Paige Pollock of Indianapolis, IN and Brandon Pollock of Berea, KY; brother, Daniel, his wife Molly Alexi and children, Sarah and Matthew of North Carolina; sister, Margo her husband Bob Tate of Oak Ridge, TN with children Caitlyn, Justin, Brandon, Emily, Ava and Nolan; the Croisdale children's loving step family Christy wife of Brad and Christy's children Dylan and Lauren; and in laws, Russell and Susie Pollock of Union City, Tn. Sisters in law, Stephanie Griffin and her children Zachary and Kylie Jo of Hazleton, IN, and Sarah and Brad Scheland of Union City, TN. She also is survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. DeAnna working with her husband was an entrepreneur. She was a graduate of Doyle High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In her life she was able to live in various parts of the United States. DeAnna was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer advanced to Stage 4 in September of 2016. She was treated with many months of chemotherapy and multiple clinical trials attempting to help others survive this disease. She fought to the end to survive. Her goal in her last months was to educate and make known the testing particularly for health care professionals which all women need to have to diagnose Ovarian Cancer as early as possible which is absolutely vital to longevity. Some of the early symptoms are common but include feeling tired, feeling full quickly when eating, abdominal bloating, changes in menstruation, changes in bowel patterns, pressure in pelvis and increased abdominal girth. A CA125 inexpensive blood test can be ordered by a doctor to help point attention to do further testing including a biopsy which is conclusive. A friends and family service will be held at the Mynatt Funeral Home on Rennoc Rd in Fountain City in North Knoxville on Saturday November 10th from 3-5pm and also a mass will be held to celebrate DeAnna's life at John 23rd Parish on Melrose Place in Knoxville on Sunday November 11th at 1pm with a time directly afterward to spend with the family. Father Eric Andrews of the Paulist fathers will conduct the services. Cremation has taken place at her request. DeAnna has asked for all donations of money to please be given to The Ovarian Cancer Fund Alliance and/or Garden Montessori School on Garden Drive in Knoxville, Tn. DeAnna wanted you to know that the absolute most important thing she did in her life was to spend time with her family and amazing children and she will always be in their lives in memory. Online condolences may be expressed at email@example.com.
On May 22, 2019, I lost my best friend and mother Tammy Wallace.
Wanda Edith “Lambdin” Barton-age 81 of Maynardville passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at her home following a brief illness. She was a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Sharps Chapel. She was born May 10, 1938 the daughter of the late John and Blanchie (Ray) Lambdin; also preceded in death by brothers, Roy, Troy, Lawrence and Sherman Lambdin; sisters, Reba Cole and Goldie Mae Bull.
Vasco “Buzz” Albright, Jr., age 70 of Knoxville, passed away on May 23, 2019. He served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army and was also an expert marksman. Buzz loved gardening, flea markets and fixing things. He is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Tommie Sue Albright; brother, L.D. Albright; and parents, Vasco and Lora May Albright. He is survived by his son, Joshua Albright; sisters, Wilma Boruff and Sheila Davis; brother, John Albright; sister-in-law, Darlene Albright; several nieces and nephews.
Cameron Eli “Cam” Smith-age 20 of the Big Ridge Community of Union County left us too soon to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019. Cam was saved at the age of nine alongside his sister, Reagan at Milan Baptist Church. He then attended and joined Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Cam was a great son, brother, uncle and friend who was a blast to be around and his laughter was contagious. Cams love and compassion for sports was unmatched.
Marnie Alexandria Tolliver-Graham, age 41, of Corryton, TN, died May 21, 2019, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Marnie was born March 23,1978, in Greeneville, TN.
She was devoted to her family, friends, and cats. She had a love of literature, travel, purses, shoes, and revenge.
Preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Herbert Lynch, and paternal grandparents Phlim and Hallie Tolliver.
Evan Thomas Richey, age 18, passed away on May 17, 2019 after a
year long battle with osteosarcoma. Evan was born on November 16,
2000. He showed us what a true superhero really is as he
demonstrated amazing courage, bravery and strength during his
battle. His thoughtfulness and kindness even in the face of an
insurmountable nemesis called cancer showed us all what a truly
remarkable young man he was. We will never forget his kind and
caring heart, and we honor his legacy by never forgetting this brave
Bryce Allen Collier – age 19, our beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed away tragically on May 22, 2019 in Knoxville. Those who knew Bryce, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Born on March 23, 2000 to parents, Amy and Greg Collier of Luttrell, Bryce was an outstanding athlete. He played football, basketball and was an excellent baseball player. Bryce loved his family, friends and sports. He graduated Gibbs High School in 2018 and was currently employed at Clayton Homes.
Mary Suggs Cox, age 80 died at UT Medical Center on May 22, 2019. She graduated from Central High School in 1955. She then retired from AT&T after 30 years. Preceded in death by parents Lon Suggs and Zetta Smith Suggs, brothers Charles Suggs and Jimmy Suggs. She is survived by husband J.D. Cox, son John, daughter Joy (Keith) McElroy, grandson Joey (Lena) Treece, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 4:00-6:00pm Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with service to follow at 6:00pm. Rev. Randall Singleton will officiate.
Betty (Lay) Acuff – age 88 of Washburn, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019. She was a member of Mount Eager Baptist Church.
Reeda Gail Garrison Miller, age 75, of Hendersonville, TN, formerly of Powell, TN, went to be with the
Lord on May 20, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born January 5, 1944 in Knoxville to the late
Thomas Reed and Margaret Garrison. Gail attended Powell High School and graduated from Fulton High
School in 1962. She married the love of her life, Kenneth, on June 22, 1973.
She began her 45-year career at the University of Tennessee and spent time at both the IRS and TVA;