Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN


Kathryn J Twyford

May 15, 1930March 12, 2020

Kathryn Evans Jones Twyford, 89, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Hiram, Georgia. She was born to Andrew and Allie Jones on May 15, 1930, in Knoxville, TN. Kathryn graduated from old Knox High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Tennessee in 1952, where she was also a member of Phi Mu Fraternity. She met and married the love of her life, James Whitridge Twyford, Sr. on April 23, 1955 at Second Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, and lived in Maryville TN; Lower Burrell, PA; Newburgh, IN; Fripp Island, SC, before returning to Maryville, TN in 2000. Kathryn taught elementary school in both Maryville and Lower Burrell, and enjoyed many activities throughout her life, including golf, traveling around the world, and bridge. She was especially proud of earning Life Master status with the American Contract Bridge League. Kathryn is survived by her devoted husband Jim, her son, James Whitridge Twyford, Jr. of Dallas, GA, her daughter, Kathryn Virginia Twyford Crowell (JR) of Marietta, GA, and her three grandchildren, James Whitridge Twyford III of Oakland, CA, Andrew Ross Twyford, of Oakland, CA, and Allie Virginia Crowell, of Marietta, GA, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Virginia Jones Moyer (Harvey), and her beloved daughter-in-law, Terri Ross Twyford. Visitation will be held at 2PM on Saturday, March 21 at Berry Highland Memorial in Knoxville, followed by a graveside service at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local animal shelter.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 21, 2020


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David Graves

March 19, 2020

Mrs. Twyford touched all those around her with such Love, Joy and Kindness. She was always reaching out to others to make them feel loved and needed. I especially enjoyed watching her eyes light up when she spoke about Jim, golf, the misbehaving cat and of course winning at bridge. Kathryn, I still have my golf ball you gave me and will treasure it as I do you.
Love, David

Mary Gene Roberts

March 18, 2020

Thoughts, prayers, and good memories of times shared. Extending sympathy with ongoing prayers.