Annie Myers Ott, age 99, passed away on February 20, 2021. Annie was feisty and a little mischievous. She was very loving while also being sharp as a tack and tough as nails. She was born and spent her childhood in Cades Cove before it became apart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (moving to Rockford after the park was formed). She was a long-time employee of Hamilton National Bank and retired from First Tennessee National Bank. She always had Boston terriers and loved mowing her yard (even at 98). She cooked the best potato soup, blueberry muffins and beef broth over her biscuits. She had a huge salt & pepper shaker collection and listened to old country honky-tonk music and enjoyed old John Wayne movies. She was an expert at puzzles: word finders, crosswords and Sudoku. Her walls are filled with collages of family photos through the decades. She once drove two underage kids to Georgia so that they could get married — that couples daughter visited on Saturday to say goodbye. Her best friend was her youngest son, Dwight with whom she lived. She will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by husband, David W. Ott; parents, John Russell and Sallie Mae Williams Myers; sisters, Gladys Myers Wallace; and infant sisters, Mary and Elizabeth; brothers, Edgar and Roy Myers; and infant brother, Lloyd. Survived in death by sisters, Christine Valentine and Doris Patrick; children, Larry (Charlotte) Ott, Brenda (David) Ammons, and Dwight Ott; grandkids, David (Cami) Ott of Nashville, TN, Daniel (Abby) Ott of Gainesville, FL, and Katie Ammons and Jennifer Ott; great grandchildren: Harper, Benjamin, Huck, Myers, Hutton and Nora Jane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at their convenience Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 9 am to 5 pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920. Graveside services will be 11 am Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Online condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.
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