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E. C. Baxter

Published: 07/02/2013

E. C. Baxter, age 69, of Newport, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, at his home after a battle with brain cancer.

He was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carmack and Lela Baxter, brothers Ralph, John R. Ervin, and Lee Baxter and sister Mary Dawson.

He is survived by his wife Marie Baxter of Newport; son Brian Baxter of Newport; daughter and son-in-law Kim and Jerry Sutton of Sevierville; brother Hart Baxter of Newport; sisters and brothers-in-law Betty and Ted Allen, Emma Dean and Hollis Allen, all of Newport; Pat and Homer Martin of Nashville; Brenda Joyce and Earl Jack Shults of Cosby; and Marty Carolyn and Carroll Barwick of Georgia; grandchildren Molly Ann Baxter and Ayden Reed Sutton; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leon Large officiating. Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in the Baxter-Templin Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:007:00 p.m. Tuesday at Manes Funeral Home prior to the funeral services.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge


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