Berry Highland West


Carolyn Kirk Attaway

February 19, 1936February 27, 2021

Carolyn Kirk Attaway, age 85, of Knoxville, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in the presence of loving family. Carolyn has been a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church since 1969. She was a devoted member of the JOY Circle of Women on Mission, and cherished the friendships she made there. Carolyn was an antique dealer, a stained glass artisan, and master gardener. She is preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Attaway; parents, Greeley Archie and Pearl Ignight Kirk and brother, Rev. Gene Kirk. She is survived by her children, Billy Dean Attaway, Cynthia Jones, and husband Dan, David Attaway, John Attaway, and wife Angela; grandchildren, Elliot Jones, Olivia Harding and husband Daniel, Nicholas and Noah Attaway, and lifelong best friend, Bruna Mitchner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Child Evangelism Fellowship of Knoxville, P.O. Box 30215, Knoxville, TN 37930. A Graveside service will be Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:00pm at Berry Highland West Cemetery, 9913 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN. Condolences may be left to the family at


  • Child Evangelism Fellowship of Knoxville


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, March 4, 2021

  • Graveside Service & Interment

    Thursday, March 4, 2021


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Adam Gross

March 4, 2021

I grew up with the Attaway family in Gulf Park subdivision. Such a wonderful family and "Mrs. Attaway" was a kind and loving mom to her children and a wonderful neighbor to everyone else. I was lucky enough to reconnect with her over the last decade and get to know her as an adult. I am going to miss her quick wit and loving demeanor. Heaven gained a very special angel. You will be missed greatly by all of us down here.

Bart Mize

March 3, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Carolyn was a wonderful lady. Our entire Mize family has been so thankful for the beautiful friendship that Carolyn and Bruna have shared throughout these years. Carolyn was a wonderful Christian lady that loved her husband, family and friends very much. Heaven now has another special soul there to help care for us all from above. However, she will be deeply missed by her best friend Bruna. Our prayers are with you all and may God give you each strength to endure.

Barbara and Pete Hodgkinson

March 3, 2021

Carolyn was a beautiful example of a Christian woman. Each time we were with her was special and loving. Her sense of humor was infectious giving us lots of laughter to enjoy. She loved us and we loved her so much. What a gracious, special woman with a Christian loving spirit she spread to all that met her. We will always miss her and love her.

Carole Vodinh

March 3, 2021

Carolyn was such a wonderful and kind person! She will be missed by so many friends! We will miss her so much, Nancy Coggin and Carole Vodinh

Linda Johnson

March 3, 2021

Though it has been awhile since we visited, my memories of Carolyn and Bill are warm and dear. Our boys grew up together and was so comforting to know that they were "in a good place" when together. Our motherly interactions were supportive and dear. Your Christian testimony sweet and even in passing , prominent.
Appreciated your life and witness , Linda Johnson

Tammy Moore

March 2, 2021

Everytime she came in the room or we were together for a Holiday, she just lit the room up with her amazing smile and humor. Oh how I loved her so much. She has touched my heart throughout my life. She was a remarkable Woman, Mother, Wife, Grandmother, and Friend. I will truly miss her so. My heart goes out to John Angela, Nicholas, Noah, and David, Billy, and Cynthia and Dan and there children, Olivia and Elliot. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this trying time. I love you all. Love Tammy and Don Moore.

Nancy McKenzie

March 2, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for the family!
Carolyn, my cousin will always be remembered for her sharing interesting family memories and her great sense of humor. Her father, Greeley Kirk was my mother's brother. They came from a family of nine and a sweet, loving Christian mother.
I will always remember Carolyn and miss her.