HORNER, MARY LOU VITTETOE - 88, passed away on New Year's Day 2013 at home. She leaves a son, Bobby, and his wife; daughter-in-law LeAnn Horner; grandchildren Josh, Jason and Kristen Horner; stepdaughter and son-in-law Victoria and Jeff McKee; and a host of friends. Mary Lou was a proud member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City where her memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, with the Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. She served on the Knox County Commission and its predecessor the County Quarterly Court from 1976 until 2006 when the state Supreme Court upheld term limits. The Halls Senior Center building bears her name. A two-time cancer survivor, she was an active volunteer with the
, the YWCA where she zealously sold tickets for the Tribute to Women fundraiser, and Keep Knoxville Beautiful. Professionally, she was the spirit of the Halls and Fountain City Shopper newspaper for 30 years. She promoted development and supported local businesses. Her involvement with PTA when Bobby was in elementary school led to her decision to seek public office. She also supported Stan Brock and Remote Area Medical. In a Nov. 19, 1991 letter, Brock called her "a mover and shaker." Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
or to Central Baptist Church, 5364 N. Broadway 37918. You may view and sign the guest book at www.GentryGriffey.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6, 2013