AVRIL, LEAH VICTORIA - age 18 of Sevierville, passed away from this life to be in the presence of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. She was born on June 13, 1991. Leah was a Christian and a beautiful person inside and out. She loved her family and many friends. She was a 2009 graduate of Sevier County High School and was attending Walter State Community College. She had accumulated 12 college credits and was awarded numerous scholarships. She was preceded in death by; grandfather, Victor Boling; aunt, Barbara Jane Boling; great-grandparents, Rev. Marshall and Cora Parton, Isaac and Elzora Boling. Survived by: mother, Shirley Boling Sanders; father, Chris Avril; sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Jason Thomason; special adoring niece, Haley Thomason; Grandmother, Gladys Parton Boling; grandparents, Bill and Josette Avril; uncles and aunts, Jack and Lorene Boling, Sue and Jimmy Whaley, Joann and Steve Finchum, Roger Boling and Peggy, Bonnie and Tim Loan, Darlene and Ralph Stinnett, Darrell and Teresa Boling, Jason Avril, Lisa and Phil Savage; numerous cousins and friends. Funeral service 2 PM Sunday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville, with Rev. Leroy Parton and Rev. Scott Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Caton's Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 PM Saturday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2009.