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LYNDA PATTERSON WILLIAMS

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WILLIAMS, LYNDA PATTERSON - age 72, of Alcoa, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday April 22, 2014. We lost our lovely and compassionate Lynda and she will remain forever in our hearts. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and was the daughter of the late John and Louise Patterson. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Robert (Ted) Williams; sister, Diana Bell; children, Tracy (Paul) Garron, Rob (Lori) Williams, Katherine (Greg) Meacham and Russ (Erinn) Williams; grandchildren, Zack Garron (Julie), Chris Williams (Lydia), Matt Garron, PVT Alex and PVT Zach Hamlin, Connor and Camden Williams; and many other family members and friends. She graduated with a bachelors from University of Tennessee and a masters degree from Johnson University. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She was involved in many hereditary organizations in which she served as a chapter and state officer including Daughters of the American Revolution, U.S. Daughters of 1812, Daughters of Colonial Wars, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, and Daughters of the American Colonists. As a tribal member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Lynda's name was Wahsita ("Little Prairie Flower"). Throughout her life and career, Lynda was a teacher. She taught classes ranging from art to computer technology for 33 years at Young High, South Middle, and retired from South-Doyle Middle School. She loved art, fishing, traveling, and was an enthusiastic sports fan (Go Vols!), and an avid golfer, enjoying playing with friends, especially Nancy Ayres, Kathy Begoon, and Judy Goddard. She was a longtime member of Green Meadow Country Club and a member of the O'Charleys Angels with Salley Daley, Sue Holloway, Loretta Cate, Anne Hand, Frances Hamilton and Marilyn Houston. The family wishes to express their appreciation to many friends and the loving and caring staff at Thompson Cancer Survival Center and Blount Memorial Hospital. On Sunday, April 27th, a celebration of Lynda's life will be held at Smithview Pavilion, 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, beginning at 2:00 p.m., with fellowship and a memorial service to follow at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Matthew Peeples officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Lynda's memory be made to , Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation, 1915 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000.www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com

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Smith Funeral & Cremation Service
1402 Tuckaleechee Pike Maryville, TN 37803
865-983-1000
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014
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