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Mary Alice Sims Huffaker

1931 - 2021


Mary Alice Sims Huffaker left this present time and place on April 6, 2021. Born to Almon J. and Sammie Clark Sims on January 25, 1931 in Knoxville, TN. She was the fifth of six children - brothers A.J., Jr., Bill, and Frank; and sisters Anne Hobt Payne and Jane Rathbun. All have preceded her in death. Mary leaves her companion of seventy years, husband James Huffaker; four children - Donna Diaz (Orlando), Lauren Tweeton (Stuart), Callie Word (Frank), and Michael Huffaker (Davilyn). Others she has loved and leaves, both near and far, include sister-in-law Mary Ruth Huffaker; six grandchildren - Shea Diaz, Ally Diaz, Caroline Tweeton, Chris Tweeton, Rachel Word, and Eiley Huffaker; numerous cousins, and several nieces and nephews. She trusts that all will remember her in their own way, and all are asked to remember the good times and forget the rest; there are no perfect times, only perfect moments. At Mary’s request, there are no formal services or visitation. The family will gather for a time of remembrance at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives are asked to make a memorial gift to: Friends of the Smokies, 3099 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Kodak, TN 37764, and friendsofthesmokies.org. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Huffaker family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.

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Elizabeth Thomas

April 11, 2021 2:21 PM

Callie and Family:  With prayerful sympathy during this difficult time.

Ann Bailey

April 10, 2021 4:10 PM

Mary Ruth Huffaker,  I am so sorry about Mary's death.  May God be with you and your family.  

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April 9, 2021 7:12 PM

In loving memory of Mary Sims Huffaker, from neice Vivian Sims Puryear and nephew, Jim Sims.

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Mark Haney

April 9, 2021 1:28 PM

Michael, me and my family send our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mother. Share the same with your Dad, and sisters. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve.

Betty “BJ” Yearwood

April 9, 2021 1:05 PM

James and family: l had the pleasure of serving Mary at Park Place of Ftn. City and it was an honor to call her my Friend. She was always pleasant and kind to me and her smile would light up the dining room. My prayers and condolences to you all. May God bless and comfort each of you.

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