Emily (Smith) Patterson

August 23, 1939 ~ December 16, 2020 (age 81)


Graveside services for Emily Patterson, 81, of Knoxville will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Patterson passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Coliseum Medical Center. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Hoke Smith and Emma Hamlin Smith; and one son, Bryan Shane Patterson.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Patterson of Knoxville; one son, Shaun Patterson of Knoxville; one daughter, Valerie Vinson of Columbus; one grandson, Vince Vinson of Knoxville; two sisters, Sue Walton (Mike) of Knoxville and Cynthia Boland (Charles) of Milledgeville; several nieces and nephews also survive.

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Graveside Service
December 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Bethel United Methodist Church
1119 Sandy Point Road
Knoxville, GA 31050

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