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Emma Lynn Carpenter Curtis

July 18, 1935 — May 13, 2023

 

Emma Lynn Carpenter Curtis, age 87, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Parkwest Hospital. She was a member of Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Powell for over 70 years, where she had taught Sunday School, VBS, and had been a member of the choir. Emma was a graduate of Powell High School, Class of 1954, and attended Lincoln Memorial University. She was married to Carl Curtis for 59 years until his death in 2015. She was a consummate homemaker. She loved to cook, shop, decorate, and do all the things to make a house a home. In their retirement years, Emma and Carl loved to spend time at their condo in Destin, Florida. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Curtis; parents, Dick and Rena Carpenter of Powell; and her grandson, Jason Curtis of Knoxville. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Tina Curtis of Chattanooga; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Tammy Curtis of Knoxville; sister, Martha Petree of Knoxville; grandchildren, Allison (Eric) Snodderly of Knoxville and Jake (Emily) Curtis of Chattanooga; great-grandchildren, Colton and Logan Snodderly of Knoxville, and Claire and Maggie Curtis of Chattanooga; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to extend a special thank you to close friends and caregivers, Janet, Beverly, Carla, and Kathy.  Proverbs 31:31 NIV: Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.  A graveside service will be held at Highland Memorial Cemetery on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Thomas Sweet officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the youth program at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921. Condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com.

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