Jean Dance Carmichael

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 10:13 PM

Jean Dance Carmichael, age 88 of Sevierville (formerly of Clinton, TN) passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013.

She was a loving wife and mother. She studied at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She served as local treasurer of the American Cancer Society, and as a longtime hospital volunteer in Sevierville and the numerous places where she lived. She received the Governor’s Voluntary Action Award in Beulah, North Dakota.

Mrs. Carmichael was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Ruth B. Dance.

She is survived by her husband: Marsden B. (Mike) Carmichael; Son: Douglas S. Carmichael and wife Judy, of Abingdon, Va.; Daughters: Deborah Carmichael of Sevierville, and Janice Pelton of Mosca, CO; Grandson: Spencer R. Pelton of Fort Collins, CO; Sisters: Joan Bridges of Staten Island, NY, Joyce Dance of Washington State, and Judy McMullen and husband Larry of South Carolina.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church where Mrs. Carmichael was a longtime member, 214 Cedar Street, Sevierville, TN, 37862.

The Wesleyan Sunday School class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends 12 -1 PM Monday with funeral service to follow at 1 PM in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Rev. Bobby Ely and Rev. Andrew Henry will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens, Pigeon Forge. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.