- [S75] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume II, 1955-1973, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 10 Jan 1956.
Troy Hackney Cate obituary
- [S74] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume IV, 1987-1999, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 11 Jan 1994.
Edith Thurman Cate obituary
- [S112] Census, 1920.
Name: Junita Cate
Residence: , Sevier, Tennessee
Estimated Birth Year: 1912
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Film Number: 1821762
Digital Folder Number: 4390948
Image Number: 00324
Sheet Number: 2
Household Gender Age
Parent Troy A Cate M 37y
Parent Minnie Cate F 32y
Edilh Cate M 15y
Leona Cate F 14y
Delies Cate F 12y
Junita Cate F 8y
Boyd Moore M 18y
Owens Koontz M 10m
- [S23] Atchley Funeral Home, (http://www.atchleyfuneralhome.com/), 31 Dec 2011.
Juanita Ora Cate Swaggerty
May 26, 1911 - December 31, 2011
Resided In: Kodak Tennessee USA
Visitation: January 02, 2012
Service: January 02, 2012
Cemetery: Henry's Crossroads Cemetery
Juanita Ora Cate Swaggerty, age 100 of Kodak, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She married Lonas Swaggerty and together they established Swaggerty Sausage Company in 1930. She joined Henry’s Crossroads United Methodist Church in 1942, which is now Kodak United Methodist Church. She was very active in the church, holding a lot of positions and, of course, she did the best in all of them. One of the longest office she held was President of the W.S.C.S from 1977 until 1987. Church was always first regardless of what else needed to be done. She worked with the confidence that things would be done and done correctly. Her efficiency on everything she was committed to do was always the best. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lonas A. Swaggerty, and her parents, Troy and Minnie Cate, brother, Edith Cate, and sisters, Leo Robertson and Leona Kyte .
Son: Kyle Swaggerty and wife Nancy
Daughter: Trena Woods McCammon and husband Samuel
Grandchildren: Kent Woods, Doug Swaggerty and wife Helen, Cindy Swaggerty Gammon and husband Jimmy and Chad Swaggerty
Great Grandchildren: Kelsey Gammon, Nicholas, Brooke, and Bentli Swaggerty; Heather, Haley, and Makenna Woods
Several nieces and nephews
Special Caregivers: Annette Lane, Carolyn Prozzo, Wanda Lawhorn, and Jean Overstreet
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Holston Health and Rehab and to the nurses and doctors on 4th Floor South at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kodak United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2923 Bryan Road, Kodak, Tennessee 37764.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be past and present associates of Swaggerty Sausage Company.
The family will receive friends 4-7 PM Monday, January 2, 2012 at Kodak United Methodist Church with funeral service to follow at 7 PM with Rev. Rowland Buck, Rev. Edgar Farmer, and Rev. Brock Webster. Family and friends will meet 11 AM Tuesday at Henry’s Crossroads Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com.
- [S106] The Mountain Press, 3 Jan 2012.
Swaggerty matriarch dies at 100
by JEFF FARRELL
SEVIERVILLE — Sevier County lost one of its business pioneers Saturday when Juanita Swaggerty died at the age of 100.
She helped her husband, Lonas Swaggerty, start Swaggerty Sausage Company in the 1930s. Until health problems stopped her just a few years ago, Swaggerty still came to work at the business she helped create just about every day.
Her family home was still near the business, and she would come over and spend at least a few hours most days working.
“She lived there forever,” said David Verble, president of Citizens national Bank and a friend of the family. “She went down to the plant every day and did a little work, even when she was in her 90s.”
At the start, she helped her husband with the labor intensive work as they created a new, family run business. As the business grew, she started working on bookkeeping and in the office.
The business would evolve from those humble beginnings to one be one of the county’s largest businesses and one of its success stories. And she would use that success to help her family, her community and at Kodak United Methodist Church.
“They created a lot of jobs over the years and (Juanita) always been very generous in giving and very active in the church there,” Verble said.
The business was important not just to the Kodak community, but to Sevierville, Mayor Bran Atchley said.
“You talk about outstanding citizens in that part of the county they don’t get any better than that,” he said. “She’s been an icon in this community for year, good businesswoman, good person, just well respected in all circles.
The visitation and funeral service for Swaggerty were held yesterday, but a graveside service is planned for 11 a.m. today at Henry’s Crossroads Cemetery. Atchley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- [S34] In the Shadow of the Smokies, Smoky Mountain Historical Society, (1993), 32.
Tombstone without death date