TROY EDWIN BELLEW SR., 86, Straight Mountain, died Oct. 2, 2020. He was a graduate of Blount County High School and served as deacon at Union Hill Baptist Church and Lakeview Baptist Church. He was a member of Straight Mountain Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years and served as a trustee and volunteered in the reserves for Blount County Sheriff’s Department. He was a lifetime Master Mason. Predeceasing him were parents Vester and Alma Harvey Bellew.
Surviving are wife of 62 years Gail Payne Bellew; children Troy Edwin Jr. (Sherri) Bellew, Norman Max (Beverly) Bellew; grandchildren Hali Denise (Tyler) Burton, Madison Carol Bellew; sisters Polly (Lelton) Ridgeway, Patsy (Dean) Hampton.
Charles Murrell and Danny Gunter officiated the 11 a.m. graveside service held Oct. 5 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Tyler Burton, Tim Peck, John Storey, Larry Atkinson, Doug Lovelady, Eric Hixon, and Justin Waddle served as pallbearers. The family requests memorial donations be made to Lakeview Baptist Church building fund or Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, Albertville. Lemley Funeral Home directed.