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Anna Mae (Vannoy) Brewer, 77, of Piney Flats, TN, passed
away October 9, 2010, at the Johnson City Medical Center,
Johnson City, Washington Co TN.
Anna Mae was born in Claiborne Co TN, on September 30,
1933. She married Vaughn E. Brewer on August 29, 1953,
residing in Shawanee, Fountain City and Bluff City, TN,
before settling in Piney Flats, TN. She graduated from
Powell Valley High School in 1950 and attended Lincoln
Memorial University from 1951 to 1952. She completed her
B. S. in Home Economics Education at the University of
Tennessee in 1953. She later completed her M. S. in Family
Relationships with Vocation Educational Endorsements in
1972. Anna Mae was active in community and religious
service; she was a charter and active member of the Piney
Flats Baptist Church and served as pianist for many years.
She served as President of the Sullivan County Democratic
Women in 1975.
Anna Mae taught pre-school to 12th grade in Claiborne,
Knox, and Sullivan County school systems for 33 years,
including the Lonesome Valley, Avoca, Mary Hughes, Bluff
City and Sullivan East schools. Anna Mae was president of
the Tennessee Vocational Home Economics Teachers
Association from 1975 until 1977, and was honored as the
1977-78 Vocational Teacher of the Year, Sullivan County
and State of Tennessee. She retired in 1990 after 33 years
Anna Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years,
Vaughn Edward Brewer; her father, James Hubert Vannoy;
mother, T. Myrtle Vannoy; and brothers, Donald Ralph Vannoy
and Joel Ray Vannoy.
She is survived by three children and their spouses, Lisa
Ann Brewer Holt and Phillip Keys Holt, of Mt. Carmel, TN,
Van Edward and Darlene Morgan Brewer, of Suffolk, VA, and
Kenneth Vaughn and Cindy Hatfield Brewer, of Shawnee, KS;
one sister, Mollie R. Vannoy, of Nashville, TN; grand-
children include, Benjamin and Anna Kate Holt, Blake
Brewer, Jacob and Sarah Brewer, Cherish and Stephen
Westerfield, and Ryan Riches; great grandchildren, Indiya
Morgan, and Caleb and Ivey Westerfield; numerous nieces
and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great great
nieces and nephews; and special friends, Deanna Gilbert,
of Piney Flats, TN, and Onita Topee, of Richmond, VA.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 12, from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Morris – Baker Funeral Home in
Johnson City, TN, followed by a memorial service from
8 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the South Chapel of the Morris–Baker
Funeral Home. Dr. Allen Davis, Pastor of the Piney Flats
Baptist Church, will conduct the service.
A committal service will be held at Yoakum’s Chapel,
Speedwell, TN, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2010.
Pallbearers will be Roger Vannoy, Ronnie Vannoy, Donnie
Vannoy, Benjamin Holt, Ryan Riches, and Alex Douthat.
Those wishing to make donations in lieu of flowers are
encouraged to support the American Heart Association, 208
Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604, or the Piney Flats
Baptist Church, 100 Cherry St., Piney Flats, TN 37686.
Online condolences are available at:
In charge of arrangements: Morris Baker Funeral Home and
Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN
37601 or (423) 282-1521.