OBITUARY

Katharine Hale North

August 6, 1927July 19, 2018
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Katharine Hale North, beloved wife, mother and teacher, age 90, passed away July 19, 2018. She was born in Pine Apple, Alabama, one of 8 children. She was the daughter of Ben and Maebelle Hale. She graduated from University of Montevallo in Alabama with a B.A. in Music and English. Her first English teaching position was at Ashford High School in Ashford, Alabama. Katharine met Alfred Dillwyn North in Ashford, and they married on October, 12, 1952 in Pine Apple. The family moved to Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1955. In the 1960's she taught English at Arnold Jr. High, and then at Cleveland High School until the early 1970's. In 1973, the family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where she was a substitute teacher for a short while. She was a member of West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville. Katharine is survived by sons Randall and Kendall. Appreciation given to the staff at Beverly Park Place Health and Rehab. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Hills Baptist Church, 409 N. Winston Rd. Knoxville, TN 37919. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, Chapel services will be at 2:00 pm with Interment to follow. Friends and family may leave their condolences at www.berryhighlandmemorial.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Barry Clayton

August 9, 2018

You guys lived down the street on caywood dr from my grandmother and I had my first important job with your Dad at Cole Drug for five years as well as my Mom Betty, those years my working, getting rides to and from I saw you guys and was at your home many times.. good folks to know... gone away but not forgotten and as fate would have it many years ago one of the first people I saw on a new job was Randy here for a ball game but a fast catch up with you guys.. sorry for your lose but pleased to have been a small part of life. Take care. Barry

Michael Ellis

July 24, 2018

We were so sorry to hear of the recent passing of your Mother Katharine, and your Father Dillwyn as well. I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with our Knoxville relatives. Katharine did a great job when my family visited for the World’s Fair years ago. She had everything planned out and was an excellent tour guide. Katharine was loved and will be missed by many people.

Bobbette Audet

July 22, 2018

Katharine truly loved my children even though she only met them once. I would always tell her what was going on in their lives. She gave me a picture out of a magazine of a bird, asked me to ask my dauhater to draw it for her. So here is the outcome and when I brought that beautiful picture of the blue bird to Katharine, she was so proud. She absolutely loved it, she showed it off to everyone...she wanted it framed.....I did that for her.

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Biography

Katharine Hale North was born on August 6, 1927, in Pine Apple, Alabama, and she was one of 8 children. Her parents were Ben and Maebelle Hale. Mother attended Moore Academy and played piano for Friendship Baptist Church. Her father Benjamin Franklin Hale died with she was young. Her mother taught her piano lessons. She graduated from University of Montevallo in Alabama with a B. A. in Music and English. Her first English teaching position was at Ashford High School in Ashford, Alabama. Katharine met Alfred Dillwyn North in Ashford, and they married on October 12, 1952, in Pine Apple. They lived a short while in Newnan, Georgia, then moved to Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1955. In the 1960s she taught English at Arnold Jr. High, and then at Cleveland High School until the early 1970s. In 1973, the family moved to Knoxville, where she was a substitute teacher for a short while. From about 1986 to 1998 mother and father lived in Johnson City, Tennessee, then they moved back to Knoxville. They enjoyed being members of West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville. The name Katharine is a Greek word which means Pure. Matthew 5:8 says "Blessed are the Pure in heart, for they will see God".