Janella McGaha Phillips
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Janella McGaha Phillips, age 79 of Maryville, passed away peacefully at Blount Memorial Hospital Tuesday, October 5, 2021. She was retired from Schlegel/BTR Sealing Systems. Janella enjoyed Maryville High School and The University of Tennessee football. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who is deeply missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Otha and Ollie McGaha; sisters, Geneva Huskey, Juanita Ball, Mattie Ann Orris; brothers, Clyde McGaha, James Wallace McGaha, Kenneth McGaha, E.L. McGaha. Survived by husband, Clarence Phillips; sons, Mike (Suzanne), Tim (Wendy), Brian (Jayne), Ronnie (Cheryl); 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce Denton; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Tennessee at www.alztennessee.org. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Monday, October 11, 2021 at Smith Trinity Chapel with the Funeral Service to follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Billy McKee and Pastor Tom Hatley officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 1:00 PM for Interment Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com