Linda Lou Stickland

Linda Lou Strickland, age 71, of Townsend, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 31, 2010 at the family home after a short illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Strickland; parents, William and Dorothy Cochran; sister, Kaye Cochran.

Survivors include her son, Edward Strickland; son and daughter-in-law, James and Lita Strickland; son, Paul Strickland; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Robin Strickland; daughters and sons-in-law, Randy and Dennis Palmer, Elana and Tim Robson, daughter, Cynthia McDivitt, daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and David Payne; 20 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, William and Peggy Cochran; sister, Joyce Holman; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Duane Finley.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staffs at Blount Memorial Hospice and East TN Medical Group.

Out of respect for her wishes, the family will have a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blount Memorial Hospice, 1095 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804-5134. Online memorials may be sent to Arrangements by Dotson Funeral Home, Wildwood. (865-984-5959)