Knoxville woman honored by Habitat for Humanity build

House family, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and future homeowner Crystal Smith / Source: Knoxville Habitat for Humanity
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Knoxville Habitat for Humanity paid tribute to a passionate member of the organization at a build on Wednesday.

Marv House, Janie's husband, organized the "Janie House Build" on her birthday to honor his late wife, who passed away in September 2018. The family plans to dedicate the home on or around the date Janie passed away.

Janie was diagnosed with stage four cancer in 2016. During their 49 years of marriage, Marv and Janie were avid participants in Habitat for Humanity's work in Knoxville and across the country.

Knoxville Habitat has already identified Crystal Smith as the future owner of the house they will build.

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