Letter: Reader thanks Sevier County citizens for help
My brother-in-law, Ronnie Newman, died on Feb. 3. His life insurance policy had not been in effect long enough to pay, and his family was devastated by the cost for his funeral.
A bad situation has turned out for good for his family. The people of Sevier County came together and donated the full cost of the funeral. I did not know my brother-in-law was so well known.
He worked for Food City in Sevierville where he had met a lot of people. His family and friends donated over $8,000 in five days. Individuals in the community and Food City came together and brought food to the family.
Death is always a sad time for any family but when you live in a place as great as Sevier County and the people help out like they did, it makes life a little easier. The family is overwhelmed by such kindness and wishes to thank every one who helped.
I always knew we lived in one of the best places in the world but when a community goes above and beyond, it makes living here even better. Thank you the people of Sevier County, Food City, and anyone else who helped in this sad time.