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Alton "Cecil" Carmen

October 23, 1925 — August 7, 2021

Alton “Cecil” Carmen, age 95, died peacefully on August 7, 2021. He was born October 23, 1925 in Nashville, TN, where he was raised. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church Maryville for 58 years, where he served on various boards. He was a Mason for 70 years at New Providence Lodge No. 128. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Masters Degree in Dairy Science. In the early 1950's, he worked as an agricultural extension agent in Bradley County. He then went to work for Production Credit Association as an office manager for 24 years. After retiring from Production Credit Association, he became licensed as a real estate broker and worked for Williams Realty. He received many honors from the Agriculture Community of Blount County including: Blount County 4H Distinguished Service Award, Friendship Citation of the Eastern Region 4-H Programs, Blount County Livestock Distinguished Service Award, Blount County Soil Conservation Dedicated Service Award, and FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer. His passion was working with the youth in organizations including 4-H and Boy Scouts. He was awarded the Cross and Flame Award from First United Methodist in recognition of outstanding service to children, youth and Boy Scout Troop 81. He was a true gentlemen, always willing to help with a giving heart. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Lorena Avril Carmen, his parents, Bethel Pierson Carman, and Celia Wade Carman; siblings, Jerry Wade Carman, Doris Gilbertine Carman, Lois Carman Booth, James Richard Carman, Margaret Carman Norfleet, Bethel P. Carman, Jr., and Jesse Lee Carman.

He is survived by his children, Frank Alton Carmen, Elizabeth Carmen Pedersen and husband, Bill; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Shannondale for the passionate care they gave Cecil.

Friends are invited to sign the register book from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Friday and Saturday, August 13th and 14th at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00, Saturday, August 21th at First United Methodist Church Maryville. A private family burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First United Methodist Church Maryville; Smoky Mountain Methodist Church, 1049 White Oak Avenue, Maryville, TN 37803; Boy Scout Troop 81 at First United Methodist Church, or Alton Cecil & Lorena Carmen Endowment, Tennessee 4-H Foundation, 2621 Morgan Circle, Knoxville, TN 37996.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, August 14, 2021

9:00am - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home

220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Maryville First United Methodist Church

804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, TN 37803

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