Obituaries for Thursday, September 2, 2021 | Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” Bagby Chester, 99, of Maryville, died July 12, 2021. Memorial Support is 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Grandview Pavilion and Legacy Path in Maryville.

Benny Eldridge born July 25th, 1943, age of 78 yrs old, handed away from Parkinson’s Illness. He is survived by his wife Annie of 58 years, kids Rita Riwitis (James) in Muncie, IN, Rodger Eldridge (Bethany) in Maryville, TN, Grandchildren Rheannon Hayden (Matt), Jessica Undem (Stephen), Fantastic Granddaughters Kristin Undem, Ransia Undem, Virginia Hayden of Muncie, IN. There are no companies prepared at this time.

John Wesley Mikles, age 55, of Maryville, handed absent on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at house surrounded by his loved ones, following a complicated fight with pancreatic most cancers. Wesley was born on January 29, 1966, to Johnny and Rosalie Mikles in Maryville. Just after graduating from William Blount High School, Wesley labored as a mechanic for Twin City Buick for several decades in advance of becoming a member of Maryville Faculty, wherever he spent the last 18 a long time functioning in the actual physical plant and custodial expert services departments. He was a loyal worker with a strong function ethic. Wesley is survived by his spouse of 25 decades, Kristen (Godwin) Mikles kids, Emma, Zoe, and Mason mother and father, Rosalie Mikles and Johnny Mikles (Billie) aunts, Shirley (Burl) Lovin, Monica Mikles uncles, Darius Mikles, Invoice (Pat) Phelps, and Gene (Helen) Phelps several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by grandparents, JT and Dora Thelma Mikles and WD and Marie Phelps brother, Mark Mikles. Wesley attended Significant Praises Church in Maryville. He not too long ago rededicated his lifetime to the Lord and was energized to share the Excellent Information of salvation with many others. He loved Jesus and is now worshipping Him in heaven, free of agony and struggling. He liked his spouse and little ones with all his total coronary heart and enjoyed finding outdoors to perform with them. He liked bicycle rides, bike rides, camping, really significantly nearly anything outdoors. Wesley was a form, loyal gentleman keen to lend a encouraging hand. If you understood him, you cherished him. He had an amazing sense of humor that several had been lucky to witness and delight in. He rarely talked a whole lot, but when he explained anything, you greater listen since it was generally both definitely humorous or very insightful. If it was about bikes or cars, you improved get comfortable mainly because you ended up heading to be there a though. He will be significantly skipped. The relatives will obtain close friends from 4:00 until eventually 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Memorial provider quickly following officiated by Rev. Ernest Reeves and Rev. Jack Midkiff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be built to St. Jude Children’s Exploration Clinic, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Smith Funeral & Cremation Support, Maryville, 865-983-1000,

Margaret Elizabeth Prugh, of Maryville, passed absent August 30, 2021, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Margaret was born October 23, 1922, to Clarence and Lizzie Latimer in Bloomington, Indiana. She was the youngest of 4 young children and grew up on the spouse and children farm milking cows and encouraging to operate the land. She was a very pleased graduate of the Indiana University Faculty of Nursing and about her job served as a healthcare facility nurse, faculty nurse, and instructor of younger nursing learners. She was incredibly happy to provide many others in her nursing career. Margaret was an avid Indiana College Football and Basketball Supporter and a prolonged-struggling lover of the Chicago Cubs. She was thrilled to see them acquire the Earth Collection in 2016. She also loved adhering to the sporting activities occupations of her grandchildren and excellent-grandchildren. We will cherish the a lot of reminiscences she shared of her prolonged daily life, primarily her reminiscences of her time at Indiana College and early occupation getting spot through WWII. Margaret was preceded in demise by her parents, siblings Mary Agnes Conard, Hubert Latimer, Frieda Robertson, partner Charles Prugh and infant son Glenn Prugh. Survivors, all of Maryville, consist of son David (Becky) Prugh, grandchildren Jennifer (Mike) McAlister, Chuck (Patty) Prugh, and Gretchen (Kevin) Hensley. Greatgrandchildren Olivia O’Neal, Mallorie O’Neal, Isaac Prugh, Evelyn Hensley, David Prugh and Andrew Prugh, specific niece Judie Butcher. A personal relatives ceremony will be held in Maryville and burial will consider place in Hammond, Indiana together with her partner and son. If anybody is intrigued in generating a donation in her identify you should do so to the charity of your alternative. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,

Ben Robertson, age 94 of Maryville, handed absent Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at property. Previous member of Maryville Church of Christ, member of Eastside Church of Christ, exactly where he served as an Elder at the two. Ben served in the United States Military Air Corp from 1945 until eventually 1946 all through Entire world War II. He graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 1950 with a B.S. Diploma in agriculture. He was supervisor of Blount County Co-op from 1951 right up until 1963. He owned Sterling Seed and Source and co-proprietor of Foothills Accurate Benefit Components and Foothills Ace Hardware. Ben was just one of the founders of CBBC Lender and served on the board for 46 several years. He was a member of Chiania Affiliation, Blount County Beef Cattle Association, Blount County Soil Conservation, and served on the Metropolis of Maryville Arranging Commission. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Preceded in dying by: Spouse, Mary Elizabeth Robertson Son, Thomas Trent Robertson. Survivors consist of: spouse, Juanita Robertson Youngsters and Spouses, Philip & Peggy Robertson of GA, Nancy & Barry Weathers, Dr. James & Joyce Robertson all of Maryville Grandchildren, Philip L. Robertson, Molly McCullers, Amy Weathers, Jason Weathers, Joshua Robertson, and Ashleigh Jervis Eleven Terrific-Grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be manufactured to St. Jude Children’s Study Clinic, 501 St. Jude Area, Memphis, TN 38105. Family members and good friends will assemble for graveside provider and interment at 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Grandview Pavilion. Smith Funeral & Cremation Company, Maryville, 865-983-1000,

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