James Orville Lutz

January 19, 1941May 31, 2013

James Orville Lutz, 72, of Lonesome Pine Trail, Greeneville, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at Signature HealthCARE. He was a retired truck driver and farmer.

Mr. Lutz was a member of Bales Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Ottway Ruritan, where he was a Forever Member and held several offices.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years: Mary Ellen Lutz; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Thomas and Kathy Lutz of Bulls Gap and Archie and Barbara Lutz of Rogersville; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Louise and Eddie Blazer and Anita and Grady Bernard; sister-in-law: Iva Lutz; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Dennis and Jo Key, Doyle Key; special cousin: Jennifer Mathes; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews; one great-great nephew: Braydon Peters; and several cousins.

He was the son of the late James and Hazel Lutz and was preceded in death by two brothers: James T. Lutz Jr. and Wayne Lutz; and two nephews: Tim Lutz and Landon Key.

The family will receive friends 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm Sunday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Following visitation, the funeral service will be held at 8pm Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel with Rev. Dixie Miller officiating.

Interment will follow at 11am Monday at Hardin’s Chapel Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:15am Monday to go in procession to the committal service. His pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff and CNAs of Signature HealthCARE. Memorial contributions may be made to Bales Chapel Church, in care of Billie Jo Cox, 4085 Lonesome Pine Trail, Greeneville, TN 37745; or Hardin’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, in care of Mary Ann Johnson, 3317 Baileyton Road, Greeneville, TN 37745.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 2, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, June 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 2, 2013

James Orville Lutz

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Robin Shepherd

June 7, 2013

Mary Ellen Im praying for you all. Orval was such a sweet blessing . May you find comfort in the Lord. Im sorry I didn't make it to funeral home I had surgery. Love ya Robin

Linda Grooms

June 4, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary Ellen and with your family.

tammy pinkston

June 2, 2013

Our deepest condolences go out to Mary Ellen and Orvilles family. Orville was a wonderful man and will be missed.