Goldia L Acuff

Born March 28, 1925

Acuff, Goldia L., age 85, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Mercy West Hospital. Member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church and former member of McCalla Avenue Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Willard Lee Acuff, and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include daughters, Diana (Michael) Sandstrom, Kathy Acuff; son, Robert Lee Acuff; grandchildren, Christy Sandstrom, Tiffany Sandstrom (Charlotte, NC), Angel Shope; great-grandchildren, Colby, Caitlin and Chase Shope; sister, Connie McNeal (Elizabethton, TN); several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Friday, 5-7 pm, Funeral service follows, with Rev. David Collins and Bob Peek officiating. Interment 1 pm Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Gideons, International. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 865-689-8888. Condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Friday, December 10, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, December 10, 2010
  • Interment Service Saturday, December 11, 2010

Goldia L Acuff

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Renee (Arnett) Roberson

December 14, 2010

So sorry to hear of Goldia's passing. I remeber her from my younger years. I only met her a few times, but she was a great woman. I am Annie Ruth's granddaughter. My prayers are with you each one.

Shirley (Sands) Cruze

December 13, 2010

Dear Kathy,
I am so sorry about the loss of your mother,she was a special lady.You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.May you fine comfort just knowing she in God loving arms and its not suffering anymore.May God hold you close in his arms at this time. Shirley (Sands ) Cruze

Junette Johnson Sumner

December 11, 2010

Kathy, Bobby and Diana:
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Junette Johnson Sumner (daughter of Allen Johnson-your mother's half brother).

December 11, 2010

Kathy, Bobby and Diana
I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Junette Johnson Sumner (daughter of Allen Johnson-your Mother's half brother).

December 11, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Billie McNamara Acuff Family Archivist

December 11, 2010

On behalf of the Acuff family genealogy research group, I want to extend our deepest sympathies on the loss of a woman who seems to have been so beloved.

Hazel Sorah

December 10, 2010

God bless you and your family.

Cheryl Bennett

December 10, 2010

Kathy I know that your mother struggled with this sickness for a while, but she is suffering no more. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God will get your family through this.

December 10, 2010

: My sympathy for Golda's passing . I've known her since my childhood in the Burlington area. She was a lovely person and I know you will miss her greatly. Your loss however, is Heaven's gain.

God's Blessings on all of you. Sincerely, Marsha Cruze Wells, Lexington, KY

Sharon Payne

December 10, 2010

Kathy, I am sorry to hear about your mom. I am praying for you and your family. The Lord will comfort you as no one else can. God bless you at this difficult time.