Berry Funeral Home


Annie Myers Ott

October 23, 1921February 20, 2021

Annie Myers Ott, age 99, passed away on February 20, 2021. Annie was feisty and a little mischievous. She was very loving while also being sharp as a tack and tough as nails. She was born and spent her childhood in Cades Cove before it became apart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (moving to Rockford after the park was formed). She was a long-time employee of Hamilton National Bank and retired from First Tennessee National Bank. She always had Boston terriers and loved mowing her yard (even at 98). She cooked the best potato soup, blueberry muffins and beef broth over her biscuits. She had a huge salt & pepper shaker collection and listened to old country honky-tonk music and enjoyed old John Wayne movies. She was an expert at puzzles: word finders, crosswords and Sudoku. Her walls are filled with collages of family photos through the decades. She once drove two underage kids to Georgia so that they could get married -- that couples daughter visited on Saturday to say goodbye. Her best friend was her youngest son, Dwight with whom she lived. She will be greatly missed.

Preceded in death by: husband: David W. Ott parents: John Russell and Sallie Mae Williams Myers sisters: Gladys Myers Wallace and infant sisters Mary and Elizabeth brothers: Edgar and Roy Myers and infant brother Lloyd Survived in death by: sisters: Christine Valentine and Doris Patrick children: Larry (Charlotte) Ott, Brenda (David) Ammons, and Dwight Ott grandkids: David (Cami) Ott of Nashville, TN; Daniel (Abby) Ott of Gainesville, FL: Katie Ammons and Jennifer Ott great grandchildren: Harper, Benjamin, Huck, Myers, Hutton and Nora Jane and numerous nieces and nephews

Family and friends may call at their convenience Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 9 am to 5 pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920. Graveside services will be 11 am Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Sisters: Christine Valentine and Doris Patrick
    Children: Larry (Charlotte) Ott, Brenda (David) Ammons, and Dwight Ott
    Grandkids: David (Cami) Ott of Nashville, TN; Daniel (Abby) Ott of Gainesville, FL:
    Katie Ammons and Jennifer Ott
    Great Grandchildren: Harper, Benjamin, Huck, Myers, Hutton and Nora Jane
    Numerous Nieces and Nephews


25 February

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens

3176 Airport Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701


  • Call at Convenience

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Annie Myers Ott

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Cathy Stanfill Rauhuff

February 24, 2021

Dear Charlotte, Larry, and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this sad time and in the days ahead.

Essie Stanfill and Family

Libby Hines

February 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She must have been a wonderful person...I really loved reading about her in the published obituary.
My name is Libby Presley Myers Hines, and I’m part of your family through the Williams’s ancestry. Your mother’s brother was my paternal grandfather. Would there be a time when we could visit about our family?
Please email me at
Thank you, and, again, I’m sorry for your loss. I would have loved to have known Miss Annie.

Donna Webb

February 23, 2021

I can speak for all the girls at Ross the Boss when I say it was a treat to do Annie’s hair and what little Dwight had. She and her family were some of our first clients over 35 yrs now. I can’t wait to meet up with Annie in Heaven one day I believe will be soon.

Steve Hodson

February 23, 2021

I had the privilege of knowing and working with Annie Ott starting when I was nineteen years old. Annie worked for me at the Hamilton National Bank in the Credit Department and Central Information File. I have never been around a sweeter lady and she was like a mother to me for all those years. Annie was smart and always had a kind word for everyone. I had planned on visiting with her before the pandemic and I am saddened that I didn’t get the opportunity. I loved her and she will always have a place in my heart.

Beth Wingard

February 23, 2021

Doris, Bill, Colleen and family, you have our deepest sympathy. We didn't know Annie well, but with the brief meeting we had, we could see she was a very interesting and caring person. We know she will be greatly missed.

Bekah and Chuchu Obiekwe

February 23, 2021

Sending our love to the family. What an amazing life Memaw lived and a great legacy in the family she leaves behind. We love you all.

Carolyn Cunningham

February 23, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to the family.

Debbie Chadwick

February 22, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Ott. She was such a sweet lady and loved her family so very much. To Larry, Dwight, Brenda and every one else -- sending all my love and prayers. She love you all so very much!