Evelyn Louise Bonney Hedgecoth, 76, of Knoxville, passed away at Parkwest Medical Center, Monday, Oct. 15.
Mrs. Hedgecoth was born on Sept. 2, 1936 in McComb, Miss., and moved to Oak Ridge in 1943.
She is survived by her sister, Patricia Ann Bonney Dunlap Hartman, of Oak Ridge; niece, Denise Dunlap Billings and her husband Tom, of Nashville; nephew, Cleon Smith Hartman II and his three children, April Denise, Tanner Ross, and Reid Austin, of Oak Ridge; and Cleon’s wife, Heather Gibbons Hartman, and her son, Mitchell Harrison Gibbons, of Braselton, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her parents Willie Hester Bonney and Gladys Smith Bonney; her husband of 40 years, Chester Lawrence Hedgecoth; and their daughter, Leslie Ann, who died at birth.
She was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, where she received a bachelor of science in education. She worked as a human resources supervisor for the Tennessee Department of Welfare for many years.