Mueller helps build 100 Habitat houses

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William H. Mueller, 91, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, Aug, 17, at his home. A mechanical engineer, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from ALCOA with 34 years of service. While being a member of First United Methodist Church in Maryville for over 50 years, he served on numerous mission trips to the Dominican Republic and New Orleans. He enjoyed volunteering for Second Harvest, Community Food Connection, the Welcome Table and Celebrate Recovery. He volunteered with Blount County Habitat for Humanity for 25 years and participated in the building of more than 100 houses. Obituary information here.


Alice Elizabeth “June” Custead, 96, of Loudon, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18. She was retired from Loudon County government where she was budget director for 43 years. She was a member of Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a charter member and past president of the Loudon Women’s Club and a member of the executive committee, Loudon County Commission on Aging. Obituary information here.

Dr. Jim Kelley, 75, of Knoxville, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17. He joined the faculty of Pellissippi State University at its inception, where he served as department head of natural and behavioral sciences until his retirement in 2014. He previously taught at Mississippi College, the University of Southern Mississippi and Carson-Newman University. Obituary information here.

Charles W. Finley, 75 passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17. He spent his life as a teacher, a principal and a member of the Blount County Board of Education, always encouraging young people. At the time of his death, he was about to begin his 50th year of coaching. Each coaching position and each player held a special place in his heart. Obituary information here.

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