Mildred Louise Lynch Altman

September 21, 1928December 15, 2012
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Altman, Mildred Carroll Lynch, age 84, of Knoxville, passed away early Saturday morning at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Mildred was raised in the Karns community and was a 1946 Graduate of Karns High School. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, she began her career as an elementary school teacher. Most of her career was spent at West Haven Elementary School. She is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Wesley Builders Sunday School Class. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, R.E. and Edna Miller Carroll; husbands, Boyd S. Lynch and more recently, James J. Altman; brothers, Ralph E. and Allen H. Carroll and nephews, Eddy Allen and Buzz Carroll. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Larry Wolfe of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jennifer Lynch, of Orlando, Fl. grandchildren, Allison Paschel, Caroline and Andrew Wolfe; great grandchild, Crusoe Paschel; sister, Betty Duke and husband Bill; brothers, James R. Carroll and wife, Mary and Buddy Carroll and wife, Ferol, sister-in-laws Evelyn Carroll and Mary C. Carroll, and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family will receive friends 5 – 7 PM Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church with a funeral service to follow at 7 PM. Rev. Don Thomas will be officiating. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Lynch Bethel Cemetery for a 12 Noon interment service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Trinity UMC, 5613 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Interment Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mildred Louise Lynch Altman

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Vicki Clark

January 8, 2013

Patti, so sorry to learn of your mother's death. She left a wonderful legacy. I have fond memories of first grade because of her.

Cathleen Carroll

December 20, 2012

Mildred will always be remembered as a Woman with a heart of gold and a spine of steel.... She is the kind of woman that every little girl should strive to be. It was a gift to know her and a treasure that my children got to know her and be loved by her.

Carol Bateman

December 19, 2012

Steve and families,
May the Lord comfort you and lead you through your sorrow. Have safe travels.
God Bless, The AVT Family

December 19, 2012

Patti, Steve and families- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how painful it is to lose a parent, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Glenn and Janet DuPont and family

Dennis Norton

December 19, 2012

Mrs. Lynch was my first grade teach some 40 years ago at West Haven but I always remember her with the fondest memories, she made me love education by treating all her students special. She was the greatest teacher ever!

Joann Wade

December 18, 2012

Sending loving thoughts and a fervent prayer for His peace to surround you.
Mildred was a great teacher and a good friend. We will miss her.

December 18, 2012

My precious auntie Mil, you will be forever missed, but you will always be in my heart, i will never forget your sweet smile, and your kindness, Mom and i will miss you deeply, but we know you are in a much better place, reunited with loved ones..Love forever,
Cathy Roberts,(niece)
Betty Duke (sister)

December 17, 2012

Patti, Larry, Caroline & Andrew... I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful person and she always made me feel like part of the family. I will miss talking with her. You are all in my prayers. Love, Susan Southerland

Martha Parker Derreberry

December 17, 2012

Dear Patti, Steve and families,
I was so sorry to read of Mildred's passing. What a wonderful neighbor for all those years. Patti, you were one of my favorites in school. Steve, you're a grandfather??? How time flies!!! Mildred had Carol's wedding shower 24 years ago. What a wonderful family and special people to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a jewel.

Ann Altman

December 17, 2012

The family of James J. Altman, who had the joy of sharing a few precious years with Millie, send our heartfelt condolences to Patti and Larry, Steve and Jennifer, Allison, Caroline and Andrew - plus the entire family - over the passing of this special and very loving Millie. The Altmans.