- [S23] Atchley Funeral Home, (http://www.atchleyfuneralhome.com/), 2 Apr 2002.
Rebecca Pearl Waycaster obituary
- [S74] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume IV, 1987-1999, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 13 Jan 1995.
Imogene Drinnen Belcher obituary
- [S84] E-Mail, Manda Fox [email@example.com], 2 Aug 2004.
- [S23] Atchley Funeral Home, (http://www.atchleyfuneralhome.com/), 7 Jun 2017.
October 31, 1937 - June 7, 2017
Born in Sevier County, TN
Resided in Sevierville, TN
Lou Rhea Drinnen passed away June 7, 2017 at LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, Tennessee. Born to Rebecca and Ray Waycaster on October 31, 1937 in Wears Valley, Sevier County, Tennessee, she was a lifelong resident of the area. Rhea worked for 30+ years at Ogle's Buffett Restaurant in Gatlinburg as a cook and kitchen manager. At the time of her passing she resided in Pigeon Forge Health Care Center. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Brown and husband Chuck of Jonesborough, Tennessee, grandson Daniel Brown of Dickson, Tennessee, grandson Tommy Drinnen and wife Renee of Wears Valley and the sunshine of her life, great-granddaughter Danielle Drinnen of Wears Valley. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews including Mark Lake, Donna Nasworthy, Pam Lake and special niece Peggy Martinson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Troy Tom (Red) Drinnen, her sister Mary Lake, of Clarksville, Tennessee and special friend Kathleen Drinnen.
The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Friday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, 220 Emert Street, Pigeon Forge with funeral service to follow at 7 PM. Rev. Danny Henry will officiate. Graveside service and interment will be 10 AM Saturday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens, Pigeon Forge, TN. Online condolences may be made at www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name Roy Or Ray Waycaster
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 18 May 1935
Event Place Sevier, Tennessee, United States
Birth Year (Estimated) 1915
Spouse's Name Rebecca Trustham
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 21
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1914
"Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93F-57DW?cc=1619127&wc=Q63S-1NZ%3A1589264711%2C1589374579 : 23 December 2016), Sevier > Marriage registers, 1932-1937, vol 23-24 > image 328 of 678; citing Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties.