February 19, 1941 ~ February 17, 2021
Born in: Maryville, TN
Resided in: Grayson, GA
Marion Lynn Smith Butcher passed away peacefully on February 17, 2021
surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles
Bowman Smith and Frances Elizabeth Thomas Smith as well as her
precious son Eric Scott Butcher.
Marion was born on February 19, 1941 in Maryville, TN and raised in
Knoxville, TN, the only child of Charles and Frances. She was very
fortunate to have several loving aunts, uncles and cousins nearby so there
was always an abundance of love and laughter. Time with her cousins in
her youth and adult life was truly a cherished gift. Marion loved her time in
the pageant circuit and was very proud when she was crowned Miss
Parade of Homes and other elite pageants in the Knoxville area.
Marion married young and became a Mom of four children. She was active
in their school and sporting activities. In her 30’s after a divorce she
reinvented herself and became a very successful beauty
consultant/educator for Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics for many years, often
traveling for teaching seminars.
Marion is survived by her sons, Brian Lee Butcher (Kathleen), Russell
Allen Butcher, daughter Allison Butcher Dunsmuir (Scott) and daughter in
law Deborah Butcher (Eric’s loving wife). Grandchildren: Jesse Butcher,
Kayla Butcher Lunn (Justin), Justin Butcher, Hannah Butcher, Cody
Butcher, Andrew Butcher, Mason Dunsmuir and Laurel Dunsmuir, Great
grandchildren: Keegan Butcher, Daniel Lunn and Logan Butcher.
Marion will be missed by her family and lifelong friends, her special
companion and dear friend Barry McDaniel, her Ya Ya Sisterhood and
sweet friends near and far. She will be remembered for her sassy sense of
humor, her beautiful smile and of course her flawless hair and makeup.
May you rest in peace precious Marion.
Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of
my heart and my portion forever.