- [S74] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume IV, 1987-1999, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 8 May 1997.
Josie Mae Blalock Pickens obituary
- [S144] Phone Record.
Name: Truett D Frazier
Titles and Terms (Original):
Also Known As: Frazier Truett
2nd Also Known As Name:
3rd Also Known As Name:
Residence Date: 01 Jul 2005-20 Oct 2006
Residence Place: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
Birth Date: 21 Jul 1933
Phone Number: 453-2617
Phone Number Recorded Date: 05 Dec 2008
Address: White School Rd
Address Continued: Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
Address Date: 01 Jul 2005-20 Oct 2006
2nd Address: RR 5 BROOKS Ml 202
2nd Address Continued: Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
2nd Address Date: 01 Apr 1997
3rd Address: 222 RR 5 222
3rd Address Continued: Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
3rd Address Date: 01 May 1986
4th Address Continued:
4th Address Date:
5th Address Continued:
5th Address Date:
6th Address Continued:
6th Address Date:
Possible Relatives: Clara B Frazier, D Frazier, Melanie Frazier
Record Number: 72135869
- [S106] The Mountain Press, 26 Oct 2013.
Upland Chronicles: WSEV has been broadcasting since 1955
- [S106] The Mountain Press, 18 Jun 2017.
Frazier recognized for lifetime achievements Editor, reporter, radio station owner still a local leader
By JEFF FARRELL
Melissa Hansen, director of Sevierville Health and Rehab Center, presents Truett Frazier with a certificate naming him to the Who's Who in Tennessee in long-term care in recognition of his many accomplishments. Frazier was an editor for a predecessor to The Mountain Press and news director for WSEV. Standing behind him is is son, Dr. Timothy Frazier.
SEVIERVILLE -- Truett Frazier's worn a number of hats in his life, including serving as editor of local newspapers, a news reporter and owner of a radio station, and founding member of the Civil Air Patrol.
At 83, he's taking it a little easier now that he's staying at Sevierville Health and Rehab Center. But he's still a leader there -- he serves on the residents' council.
Friday, staff and residents joined him as Tennessee Health Care Association recognized his lifetime achievements, naming him to the 2017 Who's Who in Tennessee in long-term care.
One of Frazier's first careers was distributing eggs to his neighbors in Sevier County. He had 1,500 hens at one point and delivered to eggs to homes around the area for 15 years.
During that item, he attended Carson-Newman and eventually went to work for the Sevier County News Record, a predecessor of The Mountain Press.
"I was digging up stories and covering events, particularly elections over at the old courthouse," he recalled. We used to have a big time when the returns came in."
At one time, election results were announced in the courthouse and they often drew crowds of onlookers who wanted to get the results first-hand.
That tradition faded over time, as candidates often waited to hear the results at other locations and as the results became more quickly available through media. Now, elections are announced at the Sevier County Election Commission offices on Dolly Parton Parkway.
He eventually left the newspaper business to work for WSEV AM and FM, where he served as news director and engineer.
That was a different job, he recalled, as he would use a remote broadcaster to report live from events. "I had a remote radio in my car, and I'd interview people from my car."
He interviewed Winfield Dunn from a local parking lot when Dunn ran for governor, he said.
Frazier later joined a group of people who bought the station, and sold it to Dollywood.
Sevier County Historian Carroll McMahan said Sevier County residents these days would most likely remember Frazier's time on the radio station, as his voice became familiar to many residents.
"I think most people remember him for his days on the radio station more than anything," he said.
But he also brought up another key role for Frazier: He was an early leader with the Chamber of Commerce.
"He was instrumental in the success of the Chamber of Commerce in its early days," McMahan said.
Frazier said he is also proud of his time with the local Civil Air Patrol; he was one of the founding members of the group as well.
"At that time the aviation maps weren't as good as they are now and we were having a lot of crash up in the mountains," he said. "We would go up there and search for them and we found some with survivors in them, which we were proud of."
- [S112] Census, 1940.
Name: Truett Frazier
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 1, Louisville, Magisterial District 1, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1934
Last Place of Residence: Bearden, Tennessee
Sheet Number and Letter: 3A
Line Number: 20
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 1365
Digital Folder Number: 005460825
Image Number: 00709
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Cecil Frazier M 35 Tennessee
Wife Margaret Frazier F 40 Tennessee
Son Truett Frazier M 6 Tennessee
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name: Cecil Frazier
Spouse's Name: Margaret Drinnen
Spouse's Birth Date:
Event Date: 11 Apr 1926
Event Place: Blount County, Tennessee
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00130-6
System Origin: Tennessee-EASy
GS Film number: 2073596
Reference ID: 00001123