Dorothy Jean Bunch

1936 - 2010

Dorothy Jean Bunch, 73, of Maryville, born November 3, 1936, passed away Sunday July 11, 2010 at home. She was preceded in death by her Husband of 58 years: Edison O. Bunch; Mother: Moda Sheppard; Father and Step Mother: Alvin and Helen Teffeteller; Grandson: Eddie Lee Payne; and Sisters: Nelly Burris and Geraldine Carroll. She is survived by her children Daughter: Diane Stratton of Maryville, Daughter and Husband: Betty and J.E. Gibson of Knoxville; Son: Eddie Bunch of Maryville, Son and Wife: Steve and Darlene Bunch of Maryville; Sister: Ruth Mogridge of Maryville; Brother: Ralph Teffeteller of Maryville; Sister Barbra Hightower of Maryville, Sister Elenore Hicks of Lenoir City; Grandchildren: Melissa Blair, Donnie “Boy” Blair Jr., Tina Cooper Dixon, Shane Cooper, and Travis Cooper; Great Grandchildren: Alisha Cooper, Jacob Dixon, Brittany Payne and Brandon Payne; devoted caregiver: Sherrie Bishop, special friend: Pat Poling and many other friends. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church. She worked at Levi’s Strauss and Co. and was a newspaper carrier for the Knoxville News Sentinel and the Maryville Daily Times. She was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed the most by those whose life she touched with her caring heart. Her family is grief-stricken and saddened by her death but will hold tight to the memories of there beloved “mamaw”. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent at website