Dixie Lee Rogers (Galyon) McNelly

Nov. 14, 2013 @ 10:13 PM

Dixie Lee Rogers (Galyon) McNelly, age 84 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended Corner Stone Biker Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved the Lord and thanked Him daily for His love and blessings he gave to her daily.

She was preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Alfred Bishop Galyon; daughter, Brenda Maynard; parents, Charles “Pop” and Dixie Rogers; stepmother, Vera Rogers; grandparents, Sonny and Jane Rogers; brother, Coy Rogers; sisters, Mary Jane and Georgie Rogers; brother-in-law, Doris Kelly; step-sons, Kenneth and Raymond Galyon; step-daughter, Elizabeth Holliworth.

Survivors: Loving and precious Husband: John McNelly; Daughters: JoAnn Gibson, Eula Stinnett, Janie Galyon, and Nancy Hodges; Sons-in-law: Gary Shular, Roy Hodges, Jr., John Maynard, and Rod Lewelling; 18 Grandchildren; 29 Great grandchildren; 2 Great-great grandchildren; Sister: Georgie Mae Kelly; Several nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to UT Hospice, and to everyone for their loving prayers and thoughts.

Funeral service 2 PM Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Benny Flynn, Rev. Ronnie Reagan, Rev. Rick Clabo, and Rev. David Newman officiating. Interment will follow in Dupont Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be: Roy Joe and Charlie Hodges, Glenn and John Alfred Maynard, Ronnie Stinnett, Rex and Dennis Pitner, J.J. Hodges, Korbin Gibson, and Josh Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Cornerstone Biker Church. The family will receive friends 12:30-2 PM Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.