Our Obituaries

Carol Grathwol

March 19, 1939 - September 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Robert Vandiver

December 21, 1932 - September 25, 2017

Robert E. Vandiver went to his heavenly father on September 25th. Robert, known as Bob to many, was born on December 21, 1932 in Birmingham, AL. Graduated from Auburn University in Industrial Engineering and member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, followed by a 44 year career as the "Boss Man" at Johnson Controls in Knoxville, TN. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gail McWhorter Vandiver;...
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Paul Douglas Kelley

June 19, 1938 - September 24, 2017

Paul D. Kelley, age 79 of Lenoir City, TN passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 from complications of ALS. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama he graduated from Woodlawn High School, class of 1956 where he was a football player. He graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Industrial Management. He had a passion for missionary work and served two years in China under the auspices of the...
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Maxine Jean Ritter

September 5, 1923 - September 23, 2017

Maxine Schwocho(w) Panaccione Pace Ritter, 94, Knoxville TN passed away 09/23/2017. Born in Detroit MI to Max William & Frieda Schwocho, the youngest of fived sisters. Married John Panaccione and moved to Atlantic Highlands, NJ where she raised her beloved family. Forty-five years ago she moved to Knoxville, TN. She was thrilled at the beauty of the mountains and the bucolic scenery.Her...
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Ho Duc Nguyen

October 10, 1933 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Wilma Ruth Haring

October 10, 1934 - September 21, 2017

Wilma "Willie" Ruth Haring, age 82, went home to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester D. Haring; son, Danny L. Blakely; parents, Marshall and Anna Troutman; brothers, Leon Troutman, Russell Troutman, and Hubert "Preacher" Troutman. She is survived by her son, Marvin "Marty" Blakely; grandson,...
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Jerry Monroe Hackworth

June 22, 1942 - September 15, 2017

Hackworth, Jerry Monroe, 75, of Knoxville, TN went to be with the Lord Friday September 15, 2017, 1:40am at UT Medical Center. Born June 22, 1942 in Knoxville TN. Jerry was retired from Wise Iron Works. He loved to barter and find treasures. He was willing to trade the shirt on his back to make a trade. Jerry could sell ice to an Eskimo. He loved to fish and be outdoors. He would never miss...
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Mildred Williams

June 30, 1943 - September 15, 2017

Mildred L. Williams age 74 of Sevierville, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Gallaher Memorial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, John and Pearl Humphrey. Survived by her loving husband, Robert; sons, John (Beverly) and Ed (Christie); grandchildren, Justin, Zachary, Taylor, Emma and Matthew; sisters, Barbara Burgin and Sue Ferguson; several nieces...
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Donna E. McClain

September 3, 1957 - September 12, 2017

Donna Joy Edwards McClain, age 60, died on 9/12/17 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after a battle with Metastatic Lung Cancer. Donna was born on 9/3/57 in Colorado Springs, CO and during her youth she moved to NY, MD, and DE with her family. After graduating from William Penn High School in 1975, Donna enlisted in the Delaware Air National Guard (ANG) and soon transferred to the TN Air...
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Peggy Sue Sise

April 14, 1940 - September 12, 2017

Peggy Sue Sise age 77, passed into glory September 12, 2017 peacefully at home. Peggy was born in Knoxville and a lifetime resident of the Knoxville/Seymour area. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Franklin; sons, Brian (Heidi) and Brad (Audrey); grandsons, Neal and Jason; sister, Linda and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Friday at Weaver's Chapel with...
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Ruth Ruth Childress

September 9, 1929 - September 12, 2017

Ruth Childress, age 88 of Knoxville, passed away September 12, 2017. She was a very loving and hardworking lady. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Atticus Childress; parents, Houston and Bessie Culbert; brother, Everett Culbert; sisters, Tonnie Ferrell and Mabel Robertson. She is survived by her children; son, Johnny Perkey and daughter, Sandy and David Kelly; numerous grand and great...
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Zelda Whitaker Day Solomon

March 14, 1924 - September 11, 2017

Zelda Whitaker Day Solomon, age 93 of Knoxville went to be with her Lord and Savior, September 11, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Preceded in death by her husband, James Ray Solomon; parents, John and Sallie Whitaker brothers, Ivine, Johnny and Clayton Whitaker; sister, Barbara Nelson; son-in-law, Joe Brown. Survived by sons, Ralph Day,...
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Roy E. Monger

July 6, 1926 - September 8, 2017

Roy E. Monger, age 91 of Knoxville, passed away September 8, 2017 at his home. He was a member of Living Church of God. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. He retired from Martin Marietta. He attended Knoxville Business College and U.T. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Zona Monger; brothers, Herschel and James Arnold Monger. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years,...
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Shirley Ann Pyle

December 11, 1949 - September 7, 2017

Shirley Ann Valentine Pyle, age 67 of Strawberry Plains, passed away September 7, 2017 at Physicians Regional. She was a member of Mascot United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Pyle; father, Carl Valentine; grandparents and daughter-in-law, Fran Pyle. Survived by her children, Tom Pyle, Kevin (Melissa) Pyle and Tammy McClain; grandchildren Katie (Josh) Bragg, Karlie ...
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Kristie Michelle Spurling

June 15, 1976 - September 4, 2017

Kristie Michelle Spurling, age 41 of Knoxville, passed away September 4, 2017 at her home. Member of Grace Covenant Pentecostal Church. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Anna Lou Spurling, John and Norma Wilson. Survived by her parents, Kenneth Ray Spurling and Lisa Vickers; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held Thursday, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Grace Covenant Pentecostal...
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Walter Ivine Whitaker

January 10, 1931 - September 4, 2017

Walter Ivine Whitaker, age 86 of Sharp's Chapel, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017. He was a longtime member and Deacon of Taylor's Grove Baptist Church. His love for God was shown in everything he did. Ivine was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a brick mason and was extremely detailed about his work. Preceded in death by parents, John and Sallie Whitaker; son, Bennie Whitaker; daughter-in...
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Betty Jean Willoughby

November 4, 1934 - September 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Darren Keith Cross

December 20, 1970 - September 2, 2017

Darren Keith Cross age 46 of Johnson City, passed away at his home. He was a member of Olivet Baptist Church and accepted Christ at an early age. He was an Army Veteran serving in Desert Storm. Preceded in death by grandparents, Claude and Carrie Cross and John Chitwood and Billie Sherrill. Survived by his parents, Darrell and Beverly Cross; son, Brodie Dane ; sisters, Stacey (Frank) DeAngelo,...
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Thomas Craig Blackwell

January 14, 1958 - September 1, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Craig Blackwell, age 59 of Knoxville, formerly of Passaic, N.J. went home to be with our Lord on, September 1, 2017. Tom was a loving husband, father and friend. Tom always had a heart to help everyone. He had a passion for cooking, music, carpentry, artwork and fixing anything broken. His greatest passion was for his bowl of ice cream to be shared with family and friends...
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Gladys Mae Jones

September 11, 1925 - August 29, 2017

Gladys Mae Jones, age 91 of Powell, TN entered the gates of Heaven, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 where she was met by her Lord and Savior, husband, daughter and many other loved ones. She was a member of West Side Baptist Church. Gladys was affectionately known as "Granny" to many people who loved her dearly. She loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play, the mountains, yellow...
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Christopher Daniel Brown

July 27, 1961 - August 28, 2017

Christopher Daniel Brown, born July 27th, 1961, passed away Monday, August 28th at the age of 56, from a brief illness. He was born and raised in the Ball Camp/Karns community and was a 1979 graduate of Karns High School. He filled many roles such as Vernon, the Mayor of Ball Camp, and the Grand Marshall of the Vernon's Christmas Parade to name a few. Chris had a heart as big as the outdoors and...
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Eugene Rader

April 8, 1932 - August 21, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Rader passed away August 21, 2017 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Gene was an active member and Deacon of Beaumont Ave. Baptist Church. He retired from Oak Ridge and was a member of the Masons and Eastern Star. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Pocono. Preceded in death by his son Brad Rader; parents, Jonah and Gertie Rader; sisters, Mildred Romano and Edna...
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Raymond Alonzo Casteel

March 6, 1924 - August 20, 2017

Raymond Alonzo Casteel, age 93 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Maryville, TN. He was a member of Ball Rd. Baptist Church and also attended Parkwest Church. He was a member of Bright Hope Lodge 557 F&A.M. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a Draftsman with TVA after 33 years of service. Raymond was a loving Father...
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Betty Lou Webb

June 22, 1932 - August 15, 2017

Betty L. Webb age 85 of Knoxville, went home Tuesday, August 15, 2017. She was the best mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and confidant this world has ever seen. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Webb; parents, Carl and Margie Wilkes; sister, Snooks; brothers, Ikie and Tooter. Survived by sons Gary (Candy) Webb and Rick (Nancy) Webb;...
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John Nmn Bradshaw

July 25, 1956 - August 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Lorraine B. Wilson

September 18, 1920 - August 8, 2017

Lorraine "Lorry" Wilson age 96 of Karns, passed away August 8, 2017 at Autumn Care Assisted Living in Karns. Member of Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and Nanny. Preceded in death by husband, Albert "A.H." Wilson; granddaughter, Lorri Danovich; several brothers and sisters. Survived by children, Carol (Paul) Koretko, Ron (Linda) Wilson and...
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William Jack Ridings

November 21, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Rev. William Jack Ridings, age 74 of Knoxville passed away Thursday August 3, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Member of the C.H. McKinney Masonic Lodge number 433, and a member of Westside Baptist Church for 50 years, attended Beaumont Avenue Baptist Church for the past few years. He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Agnes Ridings,...
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Paul Creswell Levy

June 22, 1934 - July 22, 2017

Paul (Burr) Creswell Levy, age 83 of Knoxville, passed away July 22, 2017. Mr. Levy was a member of Olivet Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Rule High School, class of 1952, and was a firefighter for 33 years, retiring as a captain with the Knoxville fire department. He was also a 32nd degree Mason, a lifetime member of the Elk's Lodge 160 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.Paul was a devoted and...
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Liem Thanh Vo

April 10, 1951 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Willie Jane Ball

September 25, 1919 - July 18, 2017

Willie Jane Ball, age 97 of Knoxville, passed away July 18, 2017. She was born September 25, 1919 in Sevier County, Tennessee. Preceded in death by her parents, William H. Rule and Mellie J. Gibson Rule; siblings, Augusta Farmer, Agness Gibson, Genevieve Huckins, Theo Rule and Edna Turner. Survived by her son, Samuel David Ball; grandchildren, Christine (Michael) Ball-Blakely, Samuel L. Ball and...
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Elizabeth Jean Riedel

February 11, 1928 - July 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Hoyle Edward Hickey

December 28, 1945 - July 14, 2017

Hoyle Edward Hickey, age 71, born December 28, 1945, passed away July 14, 2017. He loved photography and antique cars and always had a great sense of humor. He worked for Tennessee Valley Authority for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and proudly served his country. Preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Velma Hickey; brothers, Russell, Donnie, Joe and Denny...
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Betty M. Vandergriff

July 7, 2017

Betty M. Vandergriff of Knoxville, passed away July 7, 2017 at Ft. Sander's Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Alice Bell Baptist Church. She retired from the State of Tennessee. Preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Beryl Wheeler and brother, Jerry Wheeler. Survived by loving husband of 59 years, Stuart Vandergriff; daughters, Kim V. (Tim) Milligan and Lisa M....
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Betty Roche Etherton

March 22, 1964 - July 4, 2017

Betty Roche Etherton age 53, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2017 at 7:45 am. She is a member of Loveland Baptist Church. She was a longtime hair stylist and manager of City Salon. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Louise Roche and brother, Mike Roche. Survived by husband, Dale Etherton; son, Brent Etherton; daughter, Britney Hughes; brothers, John (Karla) Roche and Robert (Kim) Roche...
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Helen R. Ball

September 2, 1932 - July 3, 2017

Helen Rogers Ball, 84, passed away Monday, July 3 in Knoxville. A lifelong resident of the Knoxville area, she was employed for more than 40 years in the accounts payable department at ORNL, K25 in Oak Ridge. A lover of travel, adventure, and laughter, Helen was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Noffard and Grace...
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Dale Dale Smith

November 9, 1960 - July 3, 2017

Dale Smith, age 56 of Knoxville passed away July 3, 2017. He was a member of Faith Promise Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Mary Smith. Survived by his wife, Sheila Smith; children, Sheryl (Bryan) Elliott, Stephanie (Michael) Workman and Nathan Smith; brothers, Tim (Angel) Smith, Barry (Rachael) Smith; grandchildren, Penny, Corbin, Mikayla, Emily and Ayden. Family will receive...
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Jack McClain

May 2, 1940 - July 2, 2017

Jack McClain, Sr., age 77 of Knoxville went to be with his Lord and Savior, July 2, 2017. Member of Grace Baptist Church. He was retired from Breed Technology. Jack served in the Army National Guard and the U.S. Marine Corp. He also volunteered with the Tennessee Defense Force Homeland Security for several years. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Ann; son, Jack, Jr. and wife Tami McClain;...
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Sammy George Proietto

September 16, 1937 - June 30, 2017

Sammy Lawson Proietto, age 79 of Knoxville, TN, passed away peacefully with her children by her side. Sammy was born September 16, 1937 in Sevierville, TN. Preceded in death by her parents, George W. Lawson and Elizabeth Robertson Lawson of Sevierville. She leaves behind two daughters, Elisabetta Proietto , Margherita Proietto and husband, David Straquadine. Sammy was highly educated including...
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Arnold Potter

September 12, 1930 - June 29, 2017

Arnold Elra Potter, age 86 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday afternoon at Tennova Hospital in Knoxville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a former Knox County Sheriff's Officer. He was earlier employed by Foreign Domestic Veneer Co. Arnold loved music, especially his guitar and harmonica, which he taught his 2 year old great-grandson, Grayson, to play. Arnold was kind, loving and warm to all...
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David Nmn Beetley

October 27, 1919 - June 25, 2017

David Beetley, Jr., age 97, passed away June 25, 2017. Born October 27, 1919, to David Q. and Vauda M. Beetley, in Lynn, Indiana, he is survived by son Gary S. Beetley, and wife, Kate W. Beetley; daughter, Ardena F. Copeland and husband, John R. Copeland; grandchildren: Denise (Tony) Luttrell, Donna (Dan) Laing, Michelle (Carl) Hoefer, John (Jen) Copeland, Jeff, Amanda, Zachary and Elizabeth...
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Anna Grace Cole

September 2, 1923 - June 20, 2017

Anna Grace Cole age 93 of Vonore, formerly of Knoxville, went to her Heavenly home June 20, 2017. Member of Glen Oak Baptist Church. She enjoyed her church work, church family, crocheting, reading and her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Eugene Cole, Sr.; sons, Gerald Wayne and Phillip Cole; parents, Lester and Rosa Horne; several brothers and sisters. Survived by sons,...
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Lindsay Danielle Moon Bravo

May 21, 1986 - June 20, 2017

Lindsay Danielle Moon Bravo age 31 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at U.T. Medical Center. She was a member of Cumberland Baptist Church. She was a fifth grade teacher at Christenberry Elementary School and was an active member of the Karns Community Sports Program. Preceded in death by grandmothers, Mildred Ford and Betty Moon; cousin, Jeremy Stringer. Survived by husband,...
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Mel Theo Kuerschen

June 3, 1927 - June 15, 2017

Mel "Mimi" Kuerschen, age 90, of Knoxville is celebrating a reunion with her husband, Theodore, after 49 years apart. Besides her beloved Thee, Mel was preceded in death by her parents, JT and Willie Mynatt; siblings, Cassie "Auntie" Mynatt, Pauline Gibbs and Ellis Mynatt; and niece, Pati Marshall. She leaves behind her children, Camby (Randy) Haynes and Ted (Kathy) Kuerschen; grandchildren,...
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Ronald Dean Walker

August 16, 1960 - June 14, 2017

Ronald Dean Walker, age 56 of Greenback, passed away June 14, 2017 at Parkwest Medical Center. He attended Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Survived by his wife, Karen Sue Walker; daughters, Rachael, Amanda, Hannah and Jesseca; sons, Randy and Vance Walker and eight grandchildren; parents, Bruce and Helen Walker; twin brother, Don and wife Robin; brother, Greg and wife Patty, and several...
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Louise O. Owens

July 8, 1928 - June 14, 2017

Louise Crawford Owens, age 88 of Knoxville, passed away June 14, 2017 at Ben Atchley State Veterans Home. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church since 1964. Louise served in the U.S. Army as a nurse during WWII. Preceded in death by parents, William and Ruby Crawford; son, Charles Michael Owens; sister, Wanda Faye Suggs; grandson, Cory Tyler Coile; father of her children, Charles Owens....
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Debbie Hash

June 17, 1950 - June 11, 2017

Debbie Hash, age 66 of the Karns Community, passed away June 11, 2017 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was a member of Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church. Retired from Y-12 after 20 years of service. Preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Polly Henderson. Survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Jerry; daughters, Jamie (Kenneth) Stout, Tracy Hash, Mandy (Marcus) Million; son,...
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Herbert Wayne Sparks

March 25, 1940 - June 9, 2017

Sparks, Herbert Wayne, age 77 Powell, TN. passed away June 9th, 2017 at his home. He was co-owner of the Snow White Restaurant in Oak Ridge for over 20 years. Herbert loved to farm and was a true farmer at heart. He was a member of Gospel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife; Nora Sparks; son, Herbert Wayne, Jr. parents Samuel and Bessie Sparks; brothers; I.A., Frank, Tom, John, Junior and...
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Aaron Dee Cooper

January 8, 1973 - June 8, 2017

Aaron Dee Cooper, age 44 of Knoxville passed away June 8, 2017 at his home. He was a member of Tekoa Baptist Church and was owner and operator of Cooper Tree service. Preceded in death by his father, Bobby Ray Cooper. Survived by his mother, Ina Cooper; sister, Monica Tucker; nephew, Parker Logan Ridings. Visitation will be held Tuesday in Weaver's Chapel from 5:00-6:00 pm with service to...
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Nala Rose Rose

June 4, 2017 - June 5, 2017

Nala Rose born June 4, 2017, passed away June 5, 2017. Survived by mother, TeDaria Johnson; grandparents, Willie Harris and Rachel Johnson; great-grandmothers, Shirley Harris and Cheryl Johnson; aunts, Araya Johnson, Cynthia Harris and Armony Harris; uncle, Thefas Booker. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 am Tuesday, June 13th at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for an 11 am graveside service....
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Ronald Eugene Ford

February 25, 1950 - June 3, 2017

Ronald E. Ford, age 67 of Knoxville, TN passed away Saturday June 3, 2017 surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by his father, Edgar R. Ford Jr., Ronleaves his loving wife of 44 years, Peggy Slavin Ford, sons Brian and David, David's wife Kathy Ford, and his grandsons Ethan, Preston and Lucas who were the absolute center of Ron's universe. His mother Katherine Cloud Ford, brothers Ed Ford...
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Larry Duane Chandler

October 20, 1943 - June 1, 2017

Larry Chandler age 73 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017. Minister of The Church of God of The Union Assembly for 45 years. He spent his life in service of the Lord as a minister in the Church of God of The Union Assembly. Pastored many churches and served as State Overseers and on the Board of Elders. Traveled many miles during his ministry. He was preceded in death by his beloved...
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Shirley Joe Mullins

February 17, 1935 - May 31, 2017

Shirley Joe Mullins, age 82 of Knoxville passed away, May 31. 2017 at Halifax Health and Hospice in Florida. She was from the Marble City Community. Shirley was a loving mother and wife. Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Moon Mullins; brother, Jack Smith; parents, Willard and Anna Smith. She is survived by her sons, Billy Mullins (Yvonne) and Joe Mullins; daughter, Chris Mullins;...
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Sarah Elizabeth Stinnett

March 25, 1983 - May 30, 2017

Sarah Elizabeth Stinnett, age 34 of Knoxville, passed away May 30, 2017. Sarah was a force, full of life. She was boisterous, confident, a friend to all and you always knew where you stood with her. She was passionate about helping inner city children. She is preceded in death by her step-mother, Patty Stinnett. Survived by her father, Vernon (Linda) Stinnett; mother, Kim (Bobby) Mullins; brother...
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Joseph M. Wolfe

August 18, 1923 - May 30, 2017

Joseph M. (Joe) Wolfe, Sr. - age 93 of Knoxville passed away May 30, 2017. Joe was a member of Solway United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Carson-Newman College, and a proud Navy Veteran of World War II, where he served in the South Pacific as part of the Naval Air Squadron. He worked for many years for Union Carbide Corp. in Oak Ridge and retired from the Purchasing Division. Joe was an...
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Michael Joseph Cerasoli

October 1, 1970 - May 26, 2017

Michael Joseph Cerasoli, age 46, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at his home in Powell, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; daughters, Ashley and Grace; parents, Roger and LewAnne Cerasoli of White Sulphur Springs, WV; brothers, Roger, Jr. and wife Lynn of Newnan, GA; Douglas and wife Nina of Jarrettsville, MD; Stephen and fiance Lucy of Raleigh, NC and several nieces and...
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Anna Ruth Grills Eisenberg

April 2, 1939 - May 24, 2017

Anna Ruth Grills Eisenberg- of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2017. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and also attended Bon View Baptist Church. Anna Ruth (Granny) was a loving and giving person and would help anyone in need. Often to her own detriment, she would notoriously put others` needs and desires before her own; her love tank never emptied and anyone who knew...
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Helen Faye Penland

January 11, 1924 - May 22, 2017

Helen Faye Penland, age 93 of Knoxville, passed away May 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louia C. Mays and Edith Shubert Mays; brother, John Alvin Mays; sister, Jean Frances Mays LaBier; husbands, William Robbins and Henry Penland; dear friend, Ed Chandler. Survived by son, John William Robbins, Nashville; daughter, Brenda Faye Collins, Knoxville; granddaughters, Emily Robbins...
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Winnith Ray Malcolm

November 14, 1929 - May 17, 2017

Winnith "Ray" Malcolm, age 87 of Knoxville, passed away May 17, 2017. Ray was employed at Oak Ridge Y-12 plant for 42 years. He was also a professional "Mr. Fixer-Upper" at home, church and the community. Ray was a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville. Preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Davis and Susan Edmondson Malcolm; wife, Lequita "Fay" Malcolm. Ray...
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Ruth Cobb Kuhlo

January 27, 1921 - May 15, 2017

Ruth Cobb Kuhlo, age 96 of the Solway Community, passed away May 15, 2017 at home with her two granddaughters by her side. She was a long time member of Solway United Methodist Church, and a member of Valley View United Methodist Church. She retired from Martin Marietta after 42 years of service and was a graduate of Knoxville Beauty School. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Kuhlo;...
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George Thomas Ellison

January 26, 1939 - May 11, 2017

George Thomas Ellison, age 78 of Knoxville, went to his Heavenly home May 11, 2017. Tom had a love for art. As a self- taught artist, he has blessed us with the gift of many beautiful paintings for which he will be lovingly remembered. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing and taught classes for young people for many years. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Louise Ellison; brothers, Keith and...
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Jimmie Calvin Norman

April 29, 1953 - May 11, 2017

Jimmie C. Norman, age 64 of Knoxville, passed away on May 10, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Preceded in death by father, Ted Norman; brother, Johnny Norman and mother of his children, Margaret Norman. He is survived by his mother, Wilma Gouge; son, Jamin Norman; daughters, Jessica Terry and Tina Lay; grandson, Coy Norman, four brothers, five sisters and several nieces and nephews....
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Gary Evans Kelsey

June 30, 1937 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Sophia Carmen Bautista Williamson

July 30, 1970 - May 7, 2017

Sophia Carmen Bautista Williamson, age 46 passed away Sunday morning at Ft. Sanders Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by mother, Judy Bautista; brother, Tony Bautista; great grandmother, Margaret Smith. Survived by daughter, MacKenzie Williamson and son, Kory Williamson. Loving grandmother, Marie Everett; special friend, Eddie Treherne; nephews, Steven and Kasey Bautista,...
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Zelda Mae Beeler

February 27, 1934 - May 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Harold Dwight Newton

August 6, 1934 - May 3, 2017

Harold Dwight Newton, age 82 of Knoxville, passed away May 3, 2017 at Turkey Creek Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from U.T. Memphis and was a pharmacist and former owner of Woodland Drug Store. Harold was an avid woodworker. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lois "Loki"; step son, Danny Stevens; parents, Samuel and Velma Newton. Survived by son, Sam (Dee) Newton; step...
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Wanda Chambers Fox

November 8, 1931 - April 27, 2017

Wanda Chambers Fox, born November 8, 1931, went to be with the Lord, April 27, 2017. She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church. She retired from J. C. Penny after many years of service. Survived by her husband of 66 years, Dale Fox; sons, Donald Fox (Brownie), Bobby Fox (Chris); daughter, Dianne Taylor (Arden); seven granddaughters, Jennifer (Michael), Suzanne (Randy), Jill (Ross), Jaren...
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Roy Mae French Cannon

October 23, 1940 - April 27, 2017

CANNON, ROY MAE FRENCH age 76 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Timothy Street Baptist Church. She retired after 30 plus years from Krispy Kreme. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard Cannon; son, Lonnie Cannon; brother, David (Barbara) French; sisters, Patsy French Patrick and Brenda (George) Nelson; several nieces and nephews. The...
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Rebecca Joyce Fox

December 18, 1962 - April 24, 2017

Rebecca "Joyce" Fox, age 54 of Knoxville passed away April 24, 2017. Joyce was a graduate from U.T. Knoxville in 1985 with a B.A. in Biology. She then graduated from Roane State College in 1987 with an A.S. in Respiratory Therapy. Joyce worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for 30 years. She was a lover of animals, being in the outdoors and working with her flowers and crafts....
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Thomas Brint Jernigan

February 14, 1926 - April 23, 2017

Thomas B. Jernigan, age 91 of Knoxville, passed away April 23, 2017. Tom served in the Navy during WWII. He was a very active member of Karns Church of Christ, serving in various capacities. Tom was a kind and generous person who made an impression on everyone he new. Preceded in death by wives, Georgia Frazier Jernigan, Katie Louise Dawkins Jernigan and Catherine Cabbage Jernigan; daughter, Gail...
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Charles Edward Lowe

November 8, 1928 - April 23, 2017

Charles Edward Lowe (Lindbergh) of Knoxville, born November 8, 1928, passed away surrounded by his family on April 23, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he retired from Martin Marietta Y-12 plant in 1992 after 36 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents William F. Lowe and Evelyn Snyder Lowe; brother, W.F. (Bill) Lowe; sisters, Marie Dixon,...
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Jack Edward Gardner

February 11, 1943 - April 21, 2017

Jack Edward Gardner, 74, of Karns,, TN, died Friday, April 21, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Stella Gardner. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda; son, Tommy (Connie) Gardner; daughter, Teresa (Bobby) Saylor; 5 grandchildren, Tiffany Mitchell, Shaun Baker, Hailey Gardner, Justin and Brandon Saylor; 2 great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Hallie Ault; one sister, Joyce Bradley...
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Vivian Kay Carter

October 7, 1962 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Gladys Mae Keith

November 6, 1922 - April 16, 2017

Gladys Mae Lowe Keith, age 94, of Knoxville, passed away April 16, 2017. Member Valley View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, James "Ralph" Keith; parents, Frank and Addie Lowe; brother, Carl Lowe; sister, Catherine Lowe; grandson, Aaron Keith; son-in-law, Archie Robinson. She leaves behind son, Darrell (Jacklyn) Keith; daughters, Betty Robinson, Katherine (Richard) Wilson;...
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William Howard Sparkman

December 26, 1946 - April 14, 2017

William "Howard" Sparkman, age 70, of Knoxville, passed away April 14, 2017, at Fort Sanders. Family will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home Wednesday, 5 - 7 pm. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. Condolences welcome at www.weaverfuneralservices.com
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Katherine Elizabeth Douglas

September 21, 1921 - April 14, 2017

Douglas, Katherine E., age 95 of Powell, TN passed away Friday April 14, 2017. Loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Preceded in death by husband Cleve Douglas Sr. and son Cleve Douglas Jr.. Survived by daughter Judy (Steve) McCurdy, grandchildren Scott (Teresa) Bayless, Amy McCurdy, April (Todd) Smith, Molly (Eric) Mackowitz, and Maggie (Jeremy) Hayes, great grandchildren, Tyler,...
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Benjamin Wayne Parker

September 7, 1978 - April 13, 2017

Parker, Benjamin "Ben" Wayne, age 38 of Knoxville, TN. passed away Thursday April 13, 2017. He was a Christian and loved the Lord. He loved his children with all his heart and had hundreds of friends. He was fun loving and very outgoing and never failed to end a conversation without saying "I love you"! Ben loved to play basketball and was a black belt in karate. Preceded in...
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James Lloyd Lotspeich

July 13, 1926 - April 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Homer Lynn McFarland

May 27, 1942 - April 9, 2017

Homer Lynn McFarland, age 74 of Knoxville passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. Homer was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He never met a stranger, was an avid race fan and loved wrestling. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Esther McFarland and wife, Ginger McFarland. Survived by his sons, Tracy McFarland and Timothy McFarland; daughter, Gina Harrison, seven grandchildren, two great...
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Steven Chris Rogers

June 14, 1960 - April 9, 2017

Steven Chris Rogers, age 56 of Knoxville, passed away April 9, 2017. A beloved brother to his family, Chris's famous quote was "What About That Stuff". Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Louise Rogers. Survived by brothers, Greg Rogers, Robert (Cindy) Hubbs; sister, Marcie Butler; nieces, Stephanie (Derek) Miller and Leslie Butler; nephew, Keith Hubbs; great niece, Kaelyn...
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Claude Edward Hunt

September 30, 1947 - April 6, 2017

Claude Edward Hunt, age 69 of Knoxville passed away April 6, 2017 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn Hunt; son, Timothy Edward Hunt; daughter, Rhonda Hunt; grandchildren, Savannah and Forrest Hunt; sisters, Mildred Laugherty ,Patsy Brinyark and several nieces...
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Billy Keith Hopson

June 5, 1956 - April 5, 2017

Billy Keith Hopson, age 60 of Knoxville, passed away April 5, 2017. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran. Preceded in death by wife, Cathie; father, Billy H. Hopson. Survived by daughter, Amanda Sliger; grandchildren, Hunter and Jada; mother, Roma Hopson; sisters, Tammy Easter and Hayli (Jack) Williams; niece, Lexi Williams; nephews, Blake Williams and Eric ...
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Frederick Alan Coll

June 29, 1959 - April 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Joyce Constance Cawood

October 14, 1920 - April 2, 2017

Joyce Constance Trotter Cawood- Born October 14, 1920; Died April 2, 2017.Christian and First member of Karns Church of Christ. Graduated of Karns High School. She was a life-long resident of the Karns Community and was active in her church and community. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence F. Cawood; Father, Gilmore Trotter; Mother, Minnie Bell Trotter; and all her siblings, Esthel Collignon,...
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Wilma Dean Norman

May 20, 1930 - April 1, 2017

Norman, Wilma Dean age 86 of Knoxville, TN passed away April 1, 2017. She is survived by her sons: Bonzie (Bo), Frank and wife Charlene, and Greg; Grand-Children: (Special Grandson) James and Barb, Darrel and wife Debbie, Alan, Billy and Wife Christy, Will, James B. and wife Mandie, along with nine Great Grand-Children. Preceded in death by Benjamin H. Norman (Ben) husband, Benny Kay (son) and...
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Jerry David Hankins

April 30, 1939 - March 30, 2017

Jerry D. Hankins, age 77 of Knoxville, went to his heavenly home March 30, 2017 at Asbury Place. He was a member and Deacon at Ft. Sanders Baptist Church. Jerry retired as a Master Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force after 32 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Trula Hankins; brothers, Bob, Ronnie and Jon and sister, Mary Ann Turner. Jerry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Liz...
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Dorothy Spray Davis

January 20, 1924 - March 26, 2017

Dorothy S. Davis, age 93, of Knoxville, passed away March 26, 2017. WWII Veteran of the Marine Corps. Preceded in death by husband, Norman Davis; daughter, Lynda Burkholder; brother, Richard Burley. Survived by brother, C. Terry Rippon; son, Robert K (Claudia) Davis; daughter, Pamela (Masoud) Panjehpour; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Interment service will be at East Tennessee...
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Paul Edward Barker

February 1, 1945 - March 22, 2017

Paul Edward "Eddie" Barker passed away on March 22, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul Barker, Sr. and Marie Barker; sisters, Linda Beets, Diane Barker and Brenda Davis; brothers, Warren Barker and Mike Barker. He is survived by his son, Ted Barker and daughter, Misty Jenkins; grandsons, Sirrel and Dakota; great grandson, Isaiah and a host of...
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Alice Mae McWilliams

February 22, 1930 - March 21, 2017

Alice T. McWilliams, age 87 of Knoxville passed away March 21, 2017. Member of Cumberland Baptist Church. Retired from ORNL. Preceded in death by husband, Joe. Survived by her children, David (Reedie) McWilliams and Linda Wallace; grandchildren, Andrew and Tessa McWilliams, Emily (Jordan) Shanks; great grandchild, Easton. A special thanks to the Thursday Nighters, family and friends who loved and...
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Robert Paul Lawhorn

October 7, 1936 - March 19, 2017

ROBERT P. LAWHORN age 80 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Shannondale Nursing Home. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Gladys Lawhorn; sister, Dorothy Ownby. Survived by sisters, Marjorie Hermann and Clairese Nipper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Max and Annabelle, Henry and Bobbie, Ruth and Rodney, Ray and Nancy and Ralph and Glenda Lawhorn; good friend, Lewis. Family and...
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Betty Jo Harrison

March 8, 1930 - March 19, 2017

Betty Jo Harrison, age 87 of Knoxville passed away, March 19, 2017 at Physicians Regional. She was a member of Middlebrook Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack, parents; granddaughter, Brittney Nicole Wagoner; sisters, Zula, Alma and Wilma; brother, Fred Rogers. Survived by her children, Kenneth Wayne Harrison (Connie) of Knoxville, Sharon Elaine Maples (Randy) of VA, Gregory...
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Fern Claire Queener

June 6, 1930 - March 16, 2017

Fern Claire Queener, age 86 of Knoxville passed away March 16, 2017 at Elmcroft Assisted Living. She was a member of St. Paul Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Ida Smith; sister, Ilah Mae Smith Maloney and brother, Rufus, Jr. Survived by her husband of 54 years, Jack D. Queener; son, Rev. David A. Queener and wife Helen; grandchildren, Sarah, Emma, Molly and...
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Paul Edward Hargreaves

December 29, 1951 - March 14, 2017

PAUL EDWARD HARGREAVES,III age 65 of Loudon, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his home. He was a member of Trinity Community Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lynn; son, John and father, Paul E. Hargreaves, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Beverly J. Hargreaves; brothers, Randy and Gary (Ellen) Hargreaves; nephews, Jacob (Ashley), Jonathan and Jordan Hargreaves; niece, Jami ...
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Wilma Jane Callaway Robertson

April 29, 1939 - March 12, 2017

Wilma Jane Callaway Robertson, age 77 of Knoxville, passed away March 12, 2017 at Parkwest Medical Center. She worked for Sterchi Brothers Furniture for 29 years as a corporate bookkeeper. Longtime resident of the Karns Community and a 1957 graduate of Karns High School. Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Michael B. Robertson; parents, Omo and Rosalee Callaway. She is survived by her...
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Margaret Helena Ramsey

March 14, 1921 - March 10, 2017

Margaret Maples Ramsey, age 95 passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ramsey; daughters, Shirley Hutchison, Marie Hardwick; sister, Leona Riggs; parents, William and Myrtle Maples. Survived by daughters Audrey Warwick and Helen Linzy; son, James Noyes; brother, Harold Maples, fourteen grandchildren, numerous great and great-great-grandchildren....
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Mildred Eleanor Baker

January 24, 1932 - March 8, 2017

Mildred Eleanor Baker , age 85 of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Parkwest Medical Center. She was a member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by her husband, Benny Baker; daughter and son-in-law Linda and David Cupp; sister, Nora Wright. Survived by her daughter, Tonya (Walter) Cum;...
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Shirley Marie Bright

June 14, 1938 - March 6, 2017

Bright, Shirley 78 of Knoxville, TN went to sleep in the arms of the Lord Monday, March 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Gladys Burnette; sister, Reva Lee; brothers, Leonard and Wayne Burnette. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, JD Bright; daughters, Joy Bright, Judy Myrick; grandchildren, Mandi Rogers, David Rogers, Jordan Ward, Dylan Myrick, Jared...
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G.L. Waggoner

April 7, 1935 - March 5, 2017

G.L. "Buddy" Waggoner, 81, of Knoxville, TN, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Buddy is survived by the love of his life, Lucy Burton; daughter, Jill Waggoner McKinzie; son-in-law, Kevin McKinzie; three granddaughters, Crystal, Cara Joy, Caitlyn; sister, Joyce Waggoner Jefferson; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends....
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Jeffrey Chris Jenkins

February 21, 1958 - March 1, 2017

Jeffrey Chris Jenkins, age 59, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. He was the youngest of five children born to Melvin Columbus and Evelyn Jane (Clemons) Jenkins. He was preceded in death by parents and his wife, Deborah Ann West Jenkins. He is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Carole and George Gregg; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Linda Jenkins, Ronnie and Linda...
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Vivian Joy Myers

November 10, 1937 - February 23, 2017

Vivian Joy Myers , age 79, of Powell, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Raintree Terrace Assisted Living. Preceded in death by husband, Richard.Survived by sons, John (Amy) Myers, Bill Myers, Blain (Dana) Myers; granddaughters, Jennifer, Charlsie, Kara, Tawnna, Faith, Brooke; great-grandsons, Zachary, Caleb; brother, Kenneth Jones and sister, Sharon Dubovecky, both of Johnstown, PA. The...
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Rebecca Anne Corbett

November 25, 1952 - February 21, 2017

Rebecca Anne "Becky" Corbett - age 64 of Knoxville, passed away February 21, 2017 at Ft. Sander's Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Becky was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and she left a legacy of serving the Lord Jesus Christ and had a hand in raising over 38 children. She was a preschool teacher at Knoxville Baptist...
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