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Weaver Funeral Home

5815 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Rachel Smelser Russell Anderson

August 8, 1934July 28, 2019
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Rachel Smelser Russell Anderson, age 84 of Knoxville, passed away July 28, 2019. She was a member of the Church of Christ, currently with the West End congregation and formerly with the Karns congregation. She retired from the banking industry and was a minister’s wife for most of her life. Preceded in death by Billy Russell, her first husband; parents, five sisters, one brother, and stepson Bobby Mack Anderson, Jr. Survived by her husband, Bobby M. Anderson; sons, David and wife, Kim Russell; Stephen and wife, Becky Russell; step-daughters, Judy Hubbard and Kim Tindal; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at Weaver’s chapel, Saturday from 3:00-5:00 pm with service to follow at 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southeastern Institute of Biblical Studies, Karns, TN in care of Karns Church of Christ. Condolences are welcome at weaverfuneralservices.com Weaver Funeral Home 5815 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921 (865) 588-3868

  • FAMILY

  • James Dar Smelser, Father (deceased)
  • Emaline Grissom Smelser, Mother (deceased)
  • Billy Russell, Husband (deceased)
  • Five Sisters, Sisters (deceased)
  • One Brother, Brother (deceased)
  • Bobby Mack Anderson Jr., Stepson (deceased)
  • Bobby M. Anderson, Husband
  • David Russell, Son
  • Kim Russell, Daughter-in-law
  • Stephen Russell, Son
  • Becky Russell, Daughter-in-law
  • Judy Hubbard, Step Daughter
  • Kim Tindal, Step Daughter
  • Seven Grandchildren, Grandchildren
  • Several Great-Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews, Other

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 3, 2019

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Suzy Hale

July 31, 2019

Bob, so sorry to hear of Rachel's passing. I want you to know I miss her always being in the salon at Sherrill Hills every Friday. We used to have some fun conversations! You are in my prayers. Rest in peace sweet Rachel.

Peace and love,

Suzy Hale

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