Our Obituaries

Bonnie L. WOODRICK

July 26, 1937 - January 28, 2018


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John David Johnson

August 14, 1964 - January 27, 2018


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Edna Boles Butler

July 11, 1927 - January 24, 2018

Butler, Edna Boles, age 90, of South Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Edna enjoyed reading and studying the Bible and had a close relationship with her Savior. Edna had many interests including gardening, cooking, baking, sewing and reading. Her greatest pride was her family and she loved spending time with them. Edna was employed with Robertshaw Controls from 1973 to 1989...
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Sharon Shay Mann

September 22, 1947 - January 23, 2018


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Lara Roberta Francis

July 24, 1930 - January 23, 2018

Lara Roberta Miller Francis, known by friends and family as "Bobbye", and daughter of Frank and Katherine Miller, was born July 24, 1930 and suffered a brain injury that resulted in Cerebral Palsy. Her parents were told that she would never walk or live to be grown. Through constant love, encouragement, and exercises from her parents this diagnosis was proved to be wrong. Bobbye walked at age two...
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Frank Cecil Barnes

September 15, 1927 - January 23, 2018

Frank Cecil Barnes Jr., age 90, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2018. Frank was born September 15, 1927 in Corbin, Ky. and later moved to Knoxville. He was a graduate of Young High School. Frank was a veteran of WWII and served in the US Army. He was part owner of Turner Brother's Produce. Frank was a member of Meridian Baptist Church where he was a Deacon. He was...
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Betty Jean Jones

August 5, 1932 - January 22, 2018

Betty Jean (Lowe) Jones, age 85, of Kimberlin Heights, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She worked for several years in the manufacturing industry at Carr Company and retired from Palm Beach Mill. Following her retirement, she owned several gift and craft shops in the South Knoxville area. Betty was devoted to her family and made each family member feel...
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Don Leon Brickley

March 25, 1941 - January 22, 2018

Don L. Brickley, age 76, of Knoxville, passed away January 22, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Don was born March 25, 1941 in Prestonsburg Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen Brickley and Rhoda (Rivers) Brickley. Don graduated from Prestonsburg High School in 1960. He joined the United States Army Reserve in 1961. Don was the owner of Alamo Welding & Steel Company...
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Peter Anthony Ragusa

March 16, 1934 - January 21, 2018


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Rebekah Lynn Hensley

June 13, 1954 - January 20, 2018


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Bobby Grant Reece

June 27, 1933 - January 20, 2018

Bobby (Bob) Grant Reece, age 84, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Parkwest Hospital. Bob devoted his life to the love and support of his family. He was available with advice, support, or whatever else was necessary to help the people he loved. Bob had a long and successful career with AT&T and some of the Bell Companies. He lived in cities across the eastern United States including...
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Shirley Ann Wells

October 22, 1951 - January 20, 2018


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Betty Lee Wright

June 21, 1925 - January 19, 2018

Betty Lee Kitts Wright was born in Knoxville in 1925 to Simeon Lester Kitts and Ruth Hair Kitts. She graduated from Knoxville High School. She went on to attend the University of Tennessee where she got her degree in education and her Master's Degree. She started her long teaching career at Mt. Olive and later at Doyle high school where she taught English. Her many hobbies included sewing and...
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Thomas Hansel Peacock Bruhn

December 26, 1960 - January 18, 2018


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Carolyn Sue Smith

September 15, 1941 - January 14, 2018

Carolyn Sue Lanier Smith, of Seymour, TN, age 76, passed away Sunday evening, January 14, 2018, after a long 15 year battle with dementia. Carolyn was born in Alford, Florida and moved to Dayton, Ohio at age 14, where her parents worked at General Motors. After graduating high school, Carolyn also went to work for GM. She soon met what was to become her lifelong sweetheart, Rodney Smith and...
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Douglas Dean Dozier

July 22, 1969 - January 13, 2018

Douglas Dean Dozier, age 48, of SOUTH Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 13, 2018. Dean was a veteran of the US Navy. He served as an officer with the Knox County Sheriff's Department for many years. His heart and his stories were bigger than life. Dean was preceded in death by BIG TIME; grandfather, Robert L. Dozier; grandmother, Wanda Willard; grandfather, Jimmy Willard;...
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Laura Michelle Bohanan

September 5, 1967 - January 13, 2018

Laura Michelle (Godfrey) Bohanan, age 50, of South Knoxville, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. She was of the Baptist faith. Laura was formerly employed by the Knoxville Police Department and the Knox County Attorney General's Office. Laura dearly loved her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth F. Godfrey. Laura is survived by her loving and devoted husband...
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William Ennis Woodward

December 26, 1928 - January 13, 2018

William Ennis "Bill" Woodward, 89, of Knoxville, TN passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Shannondale Healthcare Center in Knoxville. He was born December 26, 1928 in Nashville, TN, the son of Boyd and Leora Woodward. Bill grew up in Maury County, TN, first in Mt. Pleasant and later Columbia. At the age of 16 he opened his own shoe shop in Mount Pleasant, TN. In the late 1950's, he was a...
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Sandra Cheryl Fox

January 12, 1968 - January 12, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Sandra Cheryl Fox

January 12, 1968 - January 12, 2018

Sandra Cheryl Fox, age 50, of Maryville, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 on her 50th birthday at Blount Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. The Lord came and took her home. Cheryl was preceded in death by her father Richard Hundley. She is survived by her husband Joe Fox; mother, Charlotte Hundley; sons Michael and Jeremy and families; sister Jeanette Martin; brother Roger...
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Cheryl Fox

January 12, 1968 - January 12, 2018

Sandra Cheryl Fox, age 50, of Maryville, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 on her 50th birthday at Blount Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. The Lord came and took her home. Cheryl was preceded in death by her father Richard Hundley. She is survived by her husband Joe Fox; mother, Charlotte Hundley; sons Michael and Jeremy and families; sister Jeanette Martin; brother Roger...
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Gertrude Grace Johnson

October 27, 1920 - January 10, 2018

Gertrude Grace Johnson, 97, of South Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was a member of New Prospect Presbyterian Church. Gertrude retired from Millers Department Store and was active with Baptist Hospice for several years after her husband passed away. She was preceded by parents, George and Anna Christopher; husband, Ralph L. Johnson; daughter, Brenda Henderson...
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Mitzi Greene Stephens

February 3, 1933 - January 8, 2018

Mitzi Greene Stephens, age 84, was taken to be with the Lord on January 8, 2018. She retired from the eye doctors of Campbell, Patterson, and McCoy where she worked in the dispensary. Mitzi graduated from Old Knoxville High School and a longtime member of South Knoxville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Stella Greene; brothers, Ray and Bobby Greene; and her...
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Mable Rhea Michaels

November 30, 1940 - January 7, 2018

Mable Rhea Michaels, age 77, of Seymour, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday afternoon, January 7, 2018. Mable graduated from South High School, class of 1958, as Salutatorian. She loved music and playing piano. Mable was a member of Seymour First Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Grace Keller and sister, Charlene Fox. Survivors include, loving husband...
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Orpha Mae Webb

February 2, 1935 - January 7, 2018

Orpha Mae Webb, age 82, of South Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. Orpha is survived by her loving husband Sonny Webb; daughters Patricia Webb, Linda Caldwell, and Gina Allen; and son Billy Webb; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Wednesday, January 10,2 0 1 8 in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm...
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Helen Carlie Brown

May 15, 1924 - January 7, 2018

Helen Carlie Wiley Brown, age 93, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was a loving mother, grandmother and for 70 years, a faithful pastor’s wife and companion, serving with her husband at various churches in 5 states. She was a longtime member of Forest Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Brown; parents, John and Maudie...
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Lillian Dixon Warren

May 16, 1925 - January 6, 2018

Lynn (Dixon) Warren, 92, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018. She attended First Baptist Church of Knoxville. Lynn was an office manager for several doctors in the Knoxville area and served her country as a welder during WWII. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed. She was preceded by her husband, George S. Warren. Survived by son,...
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Douglas Holt

July 2, 1929 - January 6, 2018

Douglas Holt, age 88, of South Knoxville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 06, 2018. He has resided in Crossville, Tennessee for the last eight years. Doug was a Chief Petty Officer US Navy during World War II, 3rd degree Mason with the South Knoxville Masonic Lodge #769 F&AM and was a deacon and member of the Arrowhead Methodist Church for an extended period of time. He retired...
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Harvey Eugene Brown

February 11, 1947 - January 5, 2018

Harvey (Blue) Eugene Brown, 70, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. Blue retired from the city of Knoxville after 27 years and a member of E Avenue House of Prayer, where he served as a Deacon. He was preceded in death by daughter, Misty Blue (Brown) Parsons. Blue is survived by wife, Alice (Housewright) Brown; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Nala Brown and pop pops baby girl,...
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Julia Ann Gibson

January 8, 1933 - January 5, 2018

Julia Ann Gibson, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 5, 2018. Julia was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church, owner of Aqua Spa and Pool Supply and operated the tanning salon. She was preceded in death by parents, Gilbert R. Goddard Sr. and Mary Lee Goddard; husband, Delmer James Gibson Sr.; brother, Fred Goddard. Julia is survived by daughter, Renea Anderson; sons and...
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Bobby Edward Cupp

April 14, 1937 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Anthony Joseph Dixon

August 22, 1951 - January 2, 2018


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Phillip R. Proffitt

April 15, 1948 - January 1, 2018

Phillip “Rondy” Proffitt, age 69, of Knoxville, passed away Monday January 1, 2018 at his home. Phillip was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a member of First Apostolic Church in Maryville. He was a die-hard Tennessee Vols fan, who enjoyed gospel and country music, studying his bible and preaching when he was able. Preceded in death by parents,...
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William Jack Ward

April 6, 1922 - January 1, 2018

William Jack Ward, Sr., age 95 of South Knoxville, passed away January 1, 2018 at Island Home Health and Rehab. Bill was a member and deacon at Wards Chapel Church of God. He was employed by Mosley's Drug Store for over 30 years. Bill was truly a family man who loved his family and his Lord. Preceded in death by wife, Lucy Henry Ward; grandson, Tim Ward, Jr.; son and daughter in law, Bill Jr. and...
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Michael L. McCauley

September 4, 1948 - December 31, 2017

Michael L. McCauley, age 69, of Knoxville, passed away December 31, 2017. He was a retired US Army Sergeant and disabled veteran serving in the Vietnam War. Preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Pauline McCauley; wife, Debra McCauley. Survived by sister, Kathyrn Hooper; brother, Squire McCauley and wife Joanie and several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday, December...
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Amelia Babcock Lunsford

May 17, 1926 - December 31, 2017

Amelia Babcock Himes Lunsford passed away at her home on December 31, 2017, after a courageous ten-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born May 17, 1926 to the late George and Ida Himes of Knoxville, Tennessee. She was married for 62 years to the love of her life, Hugh Lunsford, until death separated them in 2007. She was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary Kenner;...
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John Henry Pope

June 3, 1923 - December 30, 2017

John Henry Garland Pope, age 94, of South Knoxville, passed away December 30, 2017. Born in North Carolina in 1923, John Henry was a WWII Veteran having served in the United States Army Air. After he was discharged he began his career at Gray Knox Marble Company and later became Assistant Superintendent of Tennessee Marble Company and eventually retired from Robertshaw. Preceded in death by wife,...
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Joseph Wesley Hubbard

February 19, 1972 - December 28, 2017

Joseph Wesley Hubbard, 45, departed this life on the 28th of December, 2017. Celebrating the life we had with him, is his cherished wife, Bianca; daughters, Cordia (Jeremi) Chandler, Sabrina (Joey) Fife, Savannah and son, Jaxson; father, Myron (Faye) Hubbard; mother, Sandi (Richard Helton) Groover; brother, Jeremy (Michelle) Hubbard; grandmothers, Marie Hubbard Haven, Geraldine Groover ; six ...
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Charles Arthur Johnson

March 8, 1961 - December 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Sandra Jean Weaver

June 24, 1941 - December 26, 2017

Sandra J. Weaver, age 76, of Seymour, went to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was a long time active and faithful member of Meridian Baptist Church and the senior choir and retired from U.T. Medical Center after 23 years of service. Preceded in death by her parents, J.B. and Rosa Mae Purkey and brother Kenny Purkey. She is survived by children, Mike, Becky and Rusty; 10...
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J.N. Burgin

February 28, 1927 - December 23, 2017

J N Burgin, age 90, Knoxville, Tennessee, met Jesus face to face on December 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret Byrd Burgin, who he married just days before leaving for Europe with the U.S. Army during WWII. He is also enjoying a heavenly reunion with his parents, Freeman and Neva Burgin, and brothers, Eugene, Darrahl and Homer Burgin. J N worshipped at Sevier...
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Timothy Paul Dantzler

August 14, 1960 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Mildred Faye Johnson

October 1, 1937 - December 16, 2017

Mildred F. ( Stanton) Johnson, age 80 of Knoxville, went to Heaven on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Mildred was active at The South Knoxville Senior Center where she taught art for many years. In addition to art she enjoyed crafting, quilting and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death...
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Genevieve M. Vadeboncoeur

December 8, 1933 - December 14, 2017

Genevieve Pellerito Vadeboncoeur, born in Port Huron, MI, passed away December 14, 2017. She was a member of Saint John XXIII Catholic Church, MCLA Member and past President, past Treasurer of Auxiliary Unit and worked at Ladies of Charity as cashier for many years. Preceding in death by her husband of 62 years, Paul F. Vadeboncoeur; parents, Jennie and Philip Pellerito; granddaughter, Jessica ...
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Dale Gordon Ellis

June 26, 1930 - December 13, 2017

Dale Gordon Ellis, age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, a veteran of the Korean War, and a member of Fraternal Order of Free Masons Lodge 769. Dale was a very loving grandfather. He was preceded in death by wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Ellis, who was the love of his life. Dale is survived by daughter, Joy...
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Lassie Beatrice Gibson

September 2, 1930 - December 13, 2017

Lassie B. Gibson, age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017. She attended Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Preceded in death by husband, John H. Gibson and Son, David Gibson. Survivors: sons, Terry and Curtis Gibson; 5 Grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; 1 brother and 2 sisters. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 7:00pm Saturday, December 16, 2017 with...
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Herbert Hoover Howard

November 7, 1928 - December 13, 2017

Dr. Herbert H "Herb" Howard, age 89, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. B R Howard of that city. Preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife of 47 years, Alpha Day Howard, and one brother, Robert C. Howard.Dr. Howard was a professor emeritus of the...
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Homer Lee Morgan

September 21, 1944 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Ruth Elise Hannah

December 11, 1919 - December 12, 2017

Ruth Elise Ruhl Hannah, age 98, of South Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Maple Court Assisted Living in Powell, Tennessee. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she spent part of her childhood in New England, living in western Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. She also lived several years in Hunan Province, China where her parents were missionaries. After graduating...
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Jack Richard Morrison

October 11, 1946 - December 11, 2017

Morrison, Lt. Jack Richard, US Navy, Retired, age 71, of Louisville, Tennessee passed away December 11, 2017. Jack was a United States Navy veteran with 24 years of service. Jack enlisted in the US Navy in 1967 and served aboard the USS Eldorado (LCC-11), USS Jason (AR-8) and USS Thomaston (LSD-28). He earned commission as a Lieutenant during his service and retired from the Navy in 1990. His...
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Brenda Sue Childress

July 15, 1947 - December 8, 2017

Brenda Sue (Davis) Childress, 70, of South Knoxville, peacefully passed into rest at 2:25pm Friday, December 8, 2017 surrounded by loving family. Raised in Vestal and a graduate of Young High School and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Former employee of the University Libraries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with more than 40 years of dedicated service. Preceded in death by...
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Glenda S. Burnett

November 13, 1935 - December 7, 2017

Burnett, Glenda S., age 82, of South Knoxville, passed away December 7, 2017. Glenda was a 1953 graduate of Young High School. She was a longtime member of New Hopewell Baptist Church where she was the church pianist for 42 years. She was a piano instructor having taught for 64 years. Preceded in death by husband of 49 years, Ben C. Burnett; parents, Marcus and Carrie Lee Payne; brother, Bill...
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Amanda Jane Baker

February 13, 1952 - December 6, 2017

Amanda Jane Baker, 65, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully at home. Amanda was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded by parents, Charles and Willie Linginfelter; brother, Tommy Linginfelter. Amanda is survived by her husband of 39 years, Grayling (Gil) Baker; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Susanna Hawkins; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Jeff Crow; 3 grandchildren, Abigail, Joseph and...
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Wiley Lester Arnold

June 13, 1940 - December 4, 2017

Wiley Lester Arnold, 77, of Knoxville, went to heaven Monday, December 4, 2017. Lester was a member of First Baptist Church in Knoxville. He retired from Tennessee School for the Deaf and was a member of T.S.D. Alumni Association and member of East Tennessee Deaf Senior Citizens. He also attended T.S.D. and played football and basketball as a student. Lester was an avid bowler, golfer and a...
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Ella Sue Lane

October 26, 1943 - December 4, 2017

Ella Sue Lane, age 74, of South Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. She was a member of Mooreland Heights Baptist Church. Ella was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents Wade and Julia Crisp; brothers, RJ and Edward Crisp; sister Rosa Lee Crisp; and daughter-in-law Heather Lane....
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Matthew Tyler Livesay

August 18, 1987 - December 1, 2017

**Graveside services 11 am, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Hamblen Memorial Gardens, 5421 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Morristown, Tennessee 37814. Rev. Charlie McNutt officiating. **Matthew Tyler Livesay, age 30, of Morristown, passed away December 1, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. He was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and had a heart for missions. Matt was...
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Waymon Octave Giggey, Jr.

October 3, 1930 - November 29, 2017

Waymon O. Giggey, Jr., age 87 passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at home surrounded by family. Waymon was born and raised in Maine and later moved to Quincy, Massachusetts where he and Mary raised their family. He served in the US Marines from 1952 until 1953 and served in the Reserves until 1960. After returning from the service, Waymon began his career as an auto mechanic. He was a...
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Phyllis Cox Jordan

August 18, 1924 - November 28, 2017

Phyllis Cox Jordan, age 93, of South Knoxville, took the hand of Jesus on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Phyllis graduated from Greenville Business College and two years in the school of business at the University of Tennessee. She was a long time faithful member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 45 years, sang in the choir and held various jobs in the church...
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Wade Donald Shields

March 5, 1932 - November 27, 2017

Wade D. Shields, age 85, of Maryville, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Morning View Village. He attended Tuckaleechee Chapel. Wade was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War. He retired from Caterpillar Tractor, Inc. in Joliet, Illinois as a machinist with 31 years of service. Wade was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, and...
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Chut Truong Hoang

February 14, 1946 - November 26, 2017

Chut Truong Hoang age, 71, passed away November 26, 2017 in Vietnam. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Tuan and Ngoc Nguyen, Kiet and Hoang Lan T Nguyen and Hung Truong and Nguyet Doan; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and several other family members. The family will receive friends from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman...
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Marjorie Myma Kerley

August 19, 1925 - November 26, 2017

Marjorie Newberry Kerley, age 92, of South Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 surrounded by family. She was a member of Graystone Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Joe Kerley; parents James and Eva Newberry; siblings Harold, Tom, and Ronald Newberry; Ola Galandis, and Alma Drinnon. Marjorie is survived by daughters, Jan East and Teri Rowles; grandchildren...
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Betty Joe Dotson

August 29, 1928 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Joseph Tyler Roberts

March 27, 1930 - November 23, 2017

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Dorothy Elizabeth Booker

May 11, 1920 - November 22, 2017

Booker, Dorothy (Dot) Elizabeth Anderson, age 97, born May 11, 1920 in Knoxville passed away November 22, 2017. Dot was a lifelong member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she played the organ and piano, taught the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class for more than 70 years. Preceded in death by loving husband of 63 years Billy (Bill) Floyd Booker, parents, John Wesley and Lucy Anderson; seven...
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Carolyn Sue Loveday

June 4, 1952 - November 21, 2017

Carolyn "Sue" Loveday, 65, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 while with family in Shalimar, Florida. Sue was born in Knoxville on June 4, 1952 and resided there throughout her life. She was a long time member of Marbledale Baptist Church. Sue taught generations of children in Sunday school there. Nothing made her happier than the love and hugs she received from "her babies" at church. ...
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Lillian Smith

May 6, 1932 - November 20, 2017

Lillian Frances Smith transitioned from this life to the next on Monday, November 20, 2017. Frances retired from Sea Ray Boats after 21 years of service, a business woman who managed rental properties and a loving mom and grandmother. She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Juliet Gaddis; husband, Fred Smith; 3 sons and 4 daughters and several brothers and sister. Frances is survived by 3...
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Marvin Lynn Jones

July 13, 1960 - November 18, 2017

Marvin Lynn Jones II was born on July 13, 1960, in Knoxville, Tennessee in Baptist Hospital. He confessed his belief in Christ at an early age and served church and community well until his death. He was raised and educated in Knoxville, Tennessee. Lynn met and married the love of his life, Darlene Jones. To this union Marvin Lynn Jones III, was born. Lynn was an outstanding father who...
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Bobby Neal Campbell

October 31, 1945 - November 18, 2017

Bobby Neal Campbell, age 72, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017, after an extended illness. Mr. Campbell, born October 31, 1945 in Pulaski, Tennessee, was a teacher and baseball coach at Doyle High School and groundskeeper with the Knoxville Blue Jays before becoming Turf Grass Manager over all athletic fields at the University of Tennessee in 1990. He was a Lifetime Member of the Pride...
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Ruby Mae Avans

August 15, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Ruby Mae Avans, age 91, of South Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was a longtime member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Albert Gene Avans; parents Robert and Fannie Clouse; and four siblings. She is survived by her children Dave (Linda) Avans; Virgil (Brenda) Avans; Joy (Gerald) Fender; Darryl (Carol) Avans; ...
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Ruby Mae Avans

August 15, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Stephen Wayne Thurman

June 18, 1956 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Samuel Edward Dockery

May 10, 1954 - November 15, 2017


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Naomi Sylvia Campbell

November 17, 1925 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Betty Lois Ingle

September 15, 1926 - November 15, 2017

Betty L. Ingle, age 91, of South Knoxville gained her wings on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.She was a very spirited lady and loved by all who knew her. Betty was preceded in death by andis now reunited with her parents, Fate and Julia McCarter; husband, Ernest (Sonny) Ingle; sonsStephen and Ernie Ingle; siblings: Marie Smith, William McCarter, and Bobbie White; andson-in-law Raymond Brown. She is...
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Gladys Mildred Badgett

August 22, 1931 - November 12, 2017

Gladys Mildred Badgett, age 86, of Sevierville, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 12, 2017. Gladys was preceded by parents, James and Rosie Gibson; grandson, Jeshua Smith. She is survived by husband, Kenneth Tinsley; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Carl and Linda Smith, Bobie and Linda Smith and Larry Smith; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Steve Sokoly and Barbara and Richard May; 6...
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Evelyn Lee Cummings

October 22, 1935 - November 9, 2017

Evelyn Lee Cummings, 82 of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother and Southern Baptist. She was preceded in death by parents, Minor Smith and Mildred Lee; husband, Joseph M. Cummings; son-in-law, Kevin Paulk. Evelyn is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, V. L Cummings (Melvin Baumgardner) and Sherri Paulk and Jeff Simpkins; brother...
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Robert Watts Allen

December 6, 1925 - November 9, 2017

Robert W. Allen, 91, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 9th 2017. Graduate of Knoxville High, Robert served with the Army Air Corps during WWII. He returned to the University of Tennessee where he majored in Geology and subsequently worked as an Engineering Geologist for TVA retiring as Chief of the Geological Services Division after 36 years. Passionate about the outdoors...
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Ronald E. Haynes

January 24, 1936 - November 6, 2017

Ronald E. Haynes Sr. of Knoxville went to be with the Lord, Monday, November 6, 2017. Ron was a loving husband, father and grandfather (Pops). He was a member of Meridian Baptist Church, a C.P.A at Ingram, Overholt & Bean PC. and served in the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University, spending his younger years in the Bristol, Tennessee area. He began his...
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Taskel Leon Dishman

June 27, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Taskel Leon Dishman, age 86, left this world on Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was a wonderful man, a devoted husband and a loving father. He was born and spent his young years in Robbins, Tennessee, and his later youth in Blount County. When he was 16, he joined the US Army, serving honorably for two stints in Korea and Japan. Back home in Knoxville, he worked in Oak Ridge 35 years for Y-12....
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Lemoyne Clapp

October 6, 1938 - November 5, 2017

Lemoyne Houck Clapp, age 79, lifelong resident of South Knoxville passed away November 5, 2017. Lemoyne was a 1956 graduate of South High School. She was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church where she taught Bible School for many years. Lemoyne was as spirited as she was loving, and as beautiful as she was loquacious. She not only spoiled her own...
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Bettie Ruth Stansberry

July 22, 1938 - November 1, 2017

Stansberry, Bettie Barbra, age 79, of South Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on November 1, 2017. Bettie retired from TVA as a clerk to the engineering department and the accounting department at Covenant Health. She was a lifelong member of Hendrons Chapel United Methodist Church and served with many ministries at the church.She was a very devoted wife, daughter, mother and grandma. Bettie...
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Helen Montez Jinks

September 17, 1937 - October 29, 2017

Helen Lee Jinks, age 80, of Seymour, passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on October 29. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Seymour and loved her Lord and Savior dearly. After graduating from Washington College Academy and ETSU, she started her career as a counselor for The Department of Human Services in Maryville, from which she retired after 25 years....
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Sheena Darnell

July 12, 1949 - October 28, 2017

Sheena Darnell, 68 of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 28, 2017. Sheena attended Meridian Baptist Church. She was preceded by parents, Casper and Elma Choate; son, Willis Dean Thomas Darnell Jr; brother, Michael Wayne Choate; sister, Sheila Choate; nephews, James Clark and Steve Patrick Choate Jr. Sheena is survived by husband of 49 years, Willis Darnell; daughter and son-in...
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Peggy Joyce Clevenger

February 26, 1944 - October 27, 2017

Peggy Joyce Clevenger, age 73, born in Luttrell, TN, passed away October 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Holly "Mimi" (Henry Gray) Grigsby and her parents, Rev. S. Ralph and Christine Grigsby Clevenger. She is survived by her sister, Alma Ruth Canter, of Seymour, TN and her brother, Henry (Mary) Clevenger of Decatur, TN. She lived in Huntsville, Alabama and Daytona,...
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Michael Anthony Du Ban

March 3, 1949 - October 26, 2017

Michael A. Du Ban, age 68 of Knoxville, passed away at home October 25th, 2017. Mike enjoyed walks on area trails with his Labrador, farming, photography, and fishing. He served in the US Army stationed in South Korea during the Vietnam War. Mike graduated Young High School and received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. Mike was a licensed real...
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William Earl Breeden

May 11, 1939 - October 25, 2017

William Earl Breeden, age 78, May 11, 1939-October 25, 2017. Loving husband, father, Papaw, brother and great-grandfather. Member of Carter Road Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Mary F. Breeden, Edgar and Daisy Breeden, Lucille Breeden and Buddy Breeden. Survived by, Lucrettia Breeden; step-children/step-grandchildren, Becky (Terry) Sawyer, William "Jr." (Tracie) Breeden, Mary Jane...
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Donna M. Christopher

May 17, 1937 - October 24, 2017

Donna M, Christopher, loving mother, grandmother who preferred to be called Mom went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at her home while surrounded by her sons, family and friends. She was a member of New Sevier Home Baptist Church and she also enjoyed having church at home when she was unable to attend. Additionally she loved her dog Lilly and working in her...
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Violet Delores Bedford

August 20, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Violet Delores Maples Bedford, age 85, of South Knoxville, went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 23, 2017 following and extended illness. She was a prayer warrior always in prayer to the Lord for someone, a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. She was a home maker, Brownie Troop Leader and loving mother to her large family. Violet is preceded in death by the love of her...
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Betty Jean Brown

May 16, 1929 - October 20, 2017

Betty Jean Frost Brown, born May 16, 1929 passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017. Betty was a graduate of Young High School where she served as Band Sponsor and was elected Young High Sweetheart her senior year. Betty was preceded in death by her father, Don Frost, mother, Madalyn Needham Frost; husband Eugene B. Brown; step-father, Roy Garland; brother, RC Frost; sister, Melba Frost...
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Alan Wayne McMahan

July 12, 1949 - October 17, 2017

Alan W. McMahan, age 68, of South Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Alan was a member of Local 818 Laborers Union. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was known by his co-workers as "Papaw". He was preceded in death by his father, A.W. McMahan, his mother Lucille McMahan; his sister, Norma Jean Maranville. Alan is survived by his brothers, David McMahan of Maryville; and Jim...
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James Douglas McClure

July 15, 1979 - October 16, 2017

James Douglas McClure “Doug” age 38 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. Doug graduated from Heritage High School 1997. He joined the Army after high school serving our country overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. He worked at AT&T for 17 years. Doug enjoyed spending time with family and friends, vacationing in new places, cooking and especially precious...
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Carolynn Marie Cummings

June 3, 1952 - October 16, 2017

Carolynn Marie Cummings, age 65, of Knoxville, threw the half court pass to Pat Summitt on Monday, October 16, 2017 from her home arena. Carolynn loved all sports but Tennessee Vols Football and Lady Vols Basketball were her passion. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was the eldest of five siblings born to William Samuel and Hannah Spangler Cummings on June 3, 1952. She was born and...
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Mary Lou Midkiff

October 22, 1918 - October 13, 2017

Mary Lou Carden Midkiff, age 98, born October 22, 1918, in Cookson Creek, Polk County, TN, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at Shannondale Health Care Center in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her parents John Oliver Carden of Cookson Creek and Virginia Blankenship Carden of Cookson Creek and Knoxville; sisters Helen Carden, Edith Sue Carden, and Reba (Rudy) Carden Colson, all of...
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Euritha Dunn

May 12, 1931 - October 8, 2017

Euritha Dunn, age86, passed away on October 8, 2017. Euritha was born, May 12, 1931, into a family of 8 children to a loving mother and father, Molly and George Ballard and was raised in the Knoxville area. Euritha was a joyous women. She dedicated her life to God and her family. She raised 3 children Steven Dunn, Deborah Moore and Mark Dunn, who in turn gave her 10 grandchildren, 17 great...
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Agnes McGhee

September 19, 1932 - October 8, 2017

Agnes McGhee, age 85, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's at Ridgeview Terrace. Agnes was born September 19, 1932 in Tennessee, the daughter of General Bunch and Mattie Goodman. Agnes loved reading the Bible and sharing the Good News with others. She was a strong woman. She was a wonderful mother. She loved her family dearly and worked most all her life as a...
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Ralph Neal

November 7, 1924 - October 8, 2017

Ralph Neal of Knoxville, TN passed away peacefully at his home on October 8, 2017. He was a retired accountant, businessman, real estate investor, past owner of the Star Point Restaurant at Dale Hollow Lake with his wife Doris, and a WWII veteran. Ralph was born Nov. 7, 1924 in the Bloomington Community of Pickett Co., TN. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in July, 1943 and assigned to Company...
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Raelynn Ann Ingle

August 26, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Infant Raelynn Ann Ingle, born August 26, 2017 went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2017 at UT Medical Center. Baby Raelynn gained her angel wings early Saturday morning. She was preceded in death by her great-great-grandparents, James and Mable Everett, and great-aunt Connie Stanton. Raelynn is survived by her mother Hannah Ingle and Hannah's fiance, Wesley Ward; father, Devin Mays;...
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Clarence R. Jones

March 31, 1924 - October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Willie Kate Carter

February 27, 1925 - October 7, 2017

Kate Carter, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Katie, as known by all, was a woman of faith. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, crafting, and playing games with family and friends. Kate is preceded in death by her parents, John and Opal Lawhorn; her husband, Hubert Carter, Sr.; her son, L. Thomas Carter, Sr.; grandson, Randy Lucas; son-in-law,...
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Marion Edward Nolan

April 14, 1929 - October 6, 2017

Marion E. (Bud) Nolan (88), Sevierville, TN, passed away at home on Friday, October 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, and his parents, Elizabeth Rush and David Nolan. He is survived by: Cindy Dickson (daughter) and husband Ron Dickson, Glendale, AZ; Debi Stovall (daughter), Seymour, TN; Doug Nolan (son), Raleigh, NC; Michael Melton (grandson) and wife, Lee, and Paige (great...
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