Obituaries

Dewey "Merl" Keck
B: 1944-10-18
D: 2018-10-19
View Details
Keck, Dewey "Merl"
Rueben Holloway
B: 1962-11-12
D: 2018-10-17
View Details
Holloway, Rueben
Jason Rhoades
B: 1973-05-13
D: 2018-10-13
View Details
Rhoades, Jason
Catrina Maggard
B: 2000-04-21
D: 2018-10-13
View Details
Maggard, Catrina
Hugh Kitts
B: 1958-12-20
D: 2018-10-06
View Details
Kitts, Hugh
Melinda Shook
B: 1975-02-14
D: 2018-10-05
View Details
Shook, Melinda
Bonnie Profitt
B: 1941-06-08
D: 2018-10-04
View Details
Profitt, Bonnie
Deborah Roper
B: 1957-02-26
D: 2018-10-04
View Details
Roper, Deborah
Rosalynne Pickle
B: 1958-07-09
D: 2018-10-04
View Details
Pickle, Rosalynne
Deborah Lynch
B: 1959-04-26
D: 2018-10-02
View Details
Lynch, Deborah
Ruth England
B: 1939-05-25
D: 2018-10-01
View Details
England, Ruth
Wanda Wright
B: 1929-07-06
D: 2018-10-01
View Details
Wright, Wanda
Martha Hensley
B: 1939-06-23
D: 2018-10-01
View Details
Hensley, Martha
Susan Davis
B: 1959-03-14
D: 2018-09-28
View Details
Davis, Susan
Jacob Keith Walker
B: 1992-04-06
D: 2018-09-27
View Details
Walker, Jacob Keith
Glen Dyer
B: 1933-01-03
D: 2018-09-25
View Details
Dyer, Glen
Beverly Rippel
B: 1957-10-20
D: 2018-09-23
View Details
Rippel, Beverly
Lurtie Brewer
B: 1926-08-12
D: 2018-09-21
View Details
Brewer, Lurtie
Curtis Donahue
B: 1944-02-13
D: 2018-09-19
View Details
Donahue, Curtis
Glen Carmon
B: 1945-12-03
D: 2018-09-17
View Details
Carmon, Glen
Ermon Bullen
B: 1932-05-02
D: 2018-09-14
View Details
Bullen, Ermon

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
220 Hwy 61 East
Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-992-5456
Fax: 865-992-0773

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

The Nature and Purpose of Grief

Someone once said, "Grief is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone." We think there is a lot of truth in those words.

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most "off-limits" topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers feel totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death of someone dear to you; and to one degree or another, it hurts. It is like an open wound which must heal.

At times, it can seem as if this healing will never happen. But, sometimes the healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. Grieving is purely an individual experience.

But It Does Have a Purpose

The ultimate goal of grief and mourning is to take you beyond your initial reactions to the loss. The therapeutic purpose of grief and mourning is to get you to the place where you can live with the loss in a healthy way. To do this, you have to make some necessary changes in your life, including:

1. Changing your relationship with your loved one—recognizing he or she is now gone and developing new ways of relating to him or her. Take comfort in knowing your relationship will continue - it will just be different.

2. Developing a new sense of yourself to reflect the many changes that occurred when you lost your loved one.

3. Taking on physically and mentally healthy new ways of being in the world without your loved one.

4. Finding new people, objects or pursuits in which to put the emotional investment that you once placed in your relationship with the deceased.

The bottom line of this active work of grief and mourning is to help you recognize that your loved one is gone. Then you must make the necessary internal, psychological changes, as well as the necessary external, social changes, to accommodate this reality. And it all takes time.

If you would like additional grief support, please call us. We are here to help you through all the moments after loss.