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Sylvia J. Grant


Sylvia J. Grant, age 71, of Greenback, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the family home. She was born January 12, 1941, in Massena, NY, attended St. Lawrence Central School in Brasher Fall, NY, and married William R. Grant on November 15, 1958. Mrs. Grant loved cooking delicious meals for her family, gardening, dancing, and caring for her grandchildren. She will long be remembered for her radiant smile and hearty laugh. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Grant; son, Robert Grant; parents, Albert and Elizabeth Santimaw; and brother-in-law, Peter Radding. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Edward Fregoe of Greenback, TN; son, William A. Grant of Maryville, TN; sisters and brother in-law, Cynthia and Edward Lyon of Potsdam, NY and Albertine Radding of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Megan Helmuth of Knoxville, TN, Grant Fregoe of Greenback, TN, and Taylor and Hannah Grant of Maryville, TN; great-granddaughter, Lily Helmuth; special grandchildren, Christopher and Caleb Fregoe; sisters-in-law, Mary Beeson and Gail Hawkins; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was eagerly anticipating the birth of her second great-grandchild, Hudson William Helmuth, in two weeks. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Blount Memorial Hospice and Karli, Brenda, and Jen for their loving compassion during a difficult time. Family and friends will gather 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the committal service. Arrangements provided by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, TN, (865) 982-6041,

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