Anne W. Palmer (Sign Guestbook)

Anne Whitehead Palmer, of Alcoa, TN and Salisbury, NC, passed away on September 7, 2017.  Anne will always be remembered for her volunteer work with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH) and her devotion to her family. She volunteered with ETCH for many years, served as president of the Auxiliary from 1992–1993, and was extensively involved in Fantasy of Trees every November.

She was preceded in death by H.W. “Bill” Palmer and Robert “Buddy” Smith, her parents Margaret Minerva (Phelps) Whitehead and Thomas D. Whitehead, and her siblings Edith Russell, Frank Whitehead, and Bill Whitehead. Anne is survived and will be deeply missed by her husband Robert Trice, Sr., her brother Kenneth Whitehead, her sister Mary Babelay, sons Thomas E. Palmer and Edward M. Palmer (Laurie), grandchildren Camille, Lauren, Evan, Ashlee, and Adrienne Palmer and Alexandra Bachtell (Brandon), great-grandchildren Xzavier and Violet Bachtell, and other extended family she loved.

The family will receive friends at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, September 19th from 5-7pm. Anne will be Interred at Sherwood Memorial Garden at 10am on Wednesday, September 20th.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital or Lutheran Services Carolinas. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the Palmer family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook below.


2 guestbook entries for “Anne W. Palmer”:

  1. Vicki Said says:

    Tommy and Eddie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Anne was always very special to me. I will always remember my visits to Baton Rouge. Whenever we were together, we spent most of the time laughing; sometimes it was a little evil and borderline sacrireligious.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Much love,
    Adan and Vicki (Whitehead) Said

  2. Carol Peters Bourgeois says:

    My love and sympathy to the entire family. Anne was a very special lady, and a true inspiration to all she touched. She will be missed terribly and loved always.

    Thank you “Mom” for touching my life and I will always cherish the laughter and love we shared.

    Carol Peters Bourgeois

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