Our Obituaries

Polly Jo Begley

September 17, 1941 - December 14, 2017

Polly J. Begley age 76 of Knoxville, passed away December 14, 2017 at her home. Member of Cumberland Baptist Church and the Mildred's Girls Sunday school Class. She retired from Handley Ins. Co. Preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Begley; parents, David and Rebecca Buchanan; sisters, Carolyn Bishop and Winnie Crawford. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Andy Cotten; grandson,...
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Michael Dean Dickerson

March 16, 1981 - December 13, 2017

Michael Dean Dickerson, age 36 of Lenoir City, passed away December 13, 2017. He was very passionate about his faith, a loving father, an avid Vol fan and was passionate about Bitcoin. Preceded in death by his father, John Dickerson; grandmother, Mona Holden. Survived by his wife, Jessica Marie Dickerson; sons, Ethan Bozeman and Noah Dickerson; step-daughter, Sarah Hiebert; mother, Phyllis...
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Lois Irene Revell

August 17, 1938 - December 12, 2017

Lois Irene Griffin Revell, age 79 passed away December 12, 2017. A graduate of Fulton High School Class of 1956. Member of Churchwell Avenue Baptist Church where she proudly served as Music Director for twenty-five years. Preceded in death by husband, George Revell; parents, Dolly and Dan Shaver, James and Mary Lou Griffin; brother, Raymond Griffin; sisters, ImoJeane Shelby, and Shirley Carter....
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Jeanette Evelyn Hamm

July 24, 1944 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Owen James Cavanaugh

January 26, 1958 - December 5, 2017

Owen J. Cavanaugh age 59 of Knoxville, passed away December 5, 2017 at U.T. Medical Center. Preceded in death by father, James Patrick Cavanaugh. Survived by mother, Dolores R. Cavanaugh; brother, Gene Cavanaugh; sisters, Jane (Dana) McReynolds and Barbara Huskey; nieces and nephews, Jonathan Cavanaugh, Jessica (Kenny) Sherrod, Jennifer (Ian) Jones, Jill Huskey, Paige (Steven) Patton, Carmen Day...
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Robert Harting Williams

February 28, 1945 - December 3, 2017

Robert "Bob" Williams, age 72 of Sevierville, TN passed away in Florida, December 3, 2017. He was a member of Gallaher Memorial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred L. Williams; parents, Wilbur and Nora Williams. Survived by his sons, John (Beverly) and Ed (Christie) Williams; grandchildren, Justin, Zachary, Taylor, Emma and Matthew; brothers, Bill (Margaret) and David (Sid)...
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Jerry Mack Rogers

March 28, 1938 - November 26, 2017

Jerry Mack Rogers age 79 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017. Jerry grew up in the Ridgedale Community and attended Ridgedale Baptist Church. He graduated from Powell High School in 1957 where he played all sports and loved Tennessee football. He was truly a Vol for Life. He volunteered to serve his country and joined the army in 1959. He was a member of the Plumbers and...
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Clyde Mitchell Childress

April 12, 1925 - November 24, 2017

Clyde Mitchell "C.M." Childress, 92, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017. He was born in 1925; graduated from Rule High School and retired from South Central Bell Telephone Co. He was a WWII veteran and served with the 78th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge where he was seriously wounded and hospitalized in France and England. His church family was Wallace Memorial...
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William Gregory Seguine

May 20, 1960 - November 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Mary Jane Brown

June 2, 1932 - November 23, 2017

Mary Jane Brown age 85 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017. Member of Elk Fork Baptist Church. Born June 2, 1932, she was the daughter of Everett and Emma Hicks Cross. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, James Brown, Jr.; brothers, Marley and Billy Cross; sister, Wilma Cross Collins. She is survived by her son, Joel Brown and wife, Debbie...
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Gina Lynn Graviss

July 1, 1959 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Jeannette Hagerman

October 3, 1942 - November 21, 2017

Jeannette Hagerman, aged 75, of Knoxville, passed away November 21st, 2017. She was a longtime member of Trinity Community Church. As a devoted mother and beloved wife, she was always in service to others. Preceded in death by parents Morgan and Zelma Phelps, and brother Lester Phelps. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Gary, and children Gina Marie and David Michael Hagerman:...
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Virginia Jo Robinson

February 27, 1929 - November 17, 2017

Virginia J. "Gran" Robinson age 88 of Knoxville, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Tennova Regional. Member of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church. She retired from Federated Department Stores (Rich's, Miller's and Hess's). Preceded in death by husband, Joseph Alvin Robinson; daughter, Teresa Hicks; several siblings. Survived by son, James D. Floyd and wife Bobbi; daughter, Celeste Troutman...
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Barbara Jean Watt

May 6, 1937 - November 15, 2017

Barbara Jean Rymer Watt age 80 of Knoxville, passed away from Alzheimer's, November 15, 2017 at Morning Pointe of Powell Assisted Living. She was a member of Ball Camp Baptist Church and Second United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, William Mark Watt, Sr. Survived by son, Mark and wife, Sherry Brooks Watt; granddaughters, Kimberly and husband, Brenden McCune and Kristen and...
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Stefan Tyler Wells

November 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN.
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Jewell Elizabeth Langley

October 7, 1928 - November 12, 2017

Jewell Elizabeth Fine Langley, 89, most recently of Loudon and long-time resident of Powell, TN, entered into larger life at her home on November 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Knox County on October 7, 1928, she was the daughter of Harold and Grace Fine. She married David Lee Langley on December 1, 1951. She is survived by her three children, Sharon Oats and husband Smokey of...
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Jennifer Louise Johnson

March 27, 1952 - November 11, 2017

Jennifer Louise Seimetz Johnson age 65 of Knoxville, passed away November 11, 2017 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Dora Seimetz; grandson, Christopher Crenshaw, Jr. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Gene Johnson, II and Stephanie; Shawn and Angela Johnson; daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Chris Crenshaw; grandchildren, Alyssa Crenshaw,...
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Betty Jean Shelton

March 21, 1931 - November 8, 2017

Betty Jean Shelton, age 86, of Knoxville passed away November 8, 2017. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Shelton; son, Clyde Shelton and grandson, Lonnie Lineburger. Survived by sons; Wayne (Edna) Shelton, Timothy Shelton; daughter, Charlene (Richard) Ramsey; grandchildren, Rick Ramsey, Crystal (Chad) Graham, Russell (Danielle)...
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Michael Shane Stansberry

October 22, 1973 - November 7, 2017

Michael S. Stansberry age 44 of Knoxville, passed away November 7, 2017 at his home. He attended West Town Christian Church. Preceded in death by step-father, Robert Barnett; grandparents, Roger Sr. & Pauline and Floyd Elmer and Ann Elizabeth Ownby. Survived by wife, Cindy; sons, Matthew and Isaac; daughters, Kayla Koval, Keera and Stephanie House; grandchildren, Aurora, Lucas, Emmett and Silas;...
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Katherine Jo Ford

October 11, 1929 - November 5, 2017

Katherine Ford passed away November 5, 2017, now she rests in peace with her Lord and loved ones. Preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Ford Jr., her oldest son, Ronald and her parents, Herman and Edith Cloud. Katherine leaves her family; daughter-in-law, Peggy; sons, Ed (Dewayne) and his wife Janet, Terry and his wife Sharon; daughter, Teresa and her husband Mark Wyrick. She also leaves nine...
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Annie M. Clark

August 29, 1924 - November 4, 2017

Annie Mae Tankersley Clark, 93, born August 29, 1924 in Dryden, VA; went home to be with the Lord on November 4, 2017. Member of the Church at Sterchi Hills, Knoxville. Preceded in death by husband, Ulas F. Clark; parents: Elbert and Mary Tankersley; brothers: Ezra, Joshua, Henry, and Truy Tankersley; and sister, Clyde Amburgey. Survived by sister, Pauline Cassell, Fancy Gap, VA. Children:...
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Ernest Leon Fair

November 25, 1929 - November 1, 2017

Ernest Leon Fair, age 87, of Knoxville, TN, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Westmoreland Health and Rehab. He was a Navy veteran retiring from the Seabee Reserve. Retired from Martin Marietta Oak Ridge National Lab., X-10. Member of Charles McKinny Lodge/Scottish Rite for 50 plus years. He was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church and former member of Sevier Heights and Euclid...
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Maxie F. Dukes

September 5, 1932 - October 28, 2017

Maxie F. Dukes age 85 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017. He was a member and Deacon of Grove Heights Baptist Church. Maxie belonged to the Beaver Ridge Masonic Lodge. Preceded in death by first wife, Roberta Dukes; Parents, Bob and Lay Dukes; sister Tootsie Fritz; brother, Bud Dukes. Survived by wife, Elizabeth Dukes; children, Terry Dukes and wife, Belinda Kiskaden and Donna...
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John Julius Herrin

November 29, 1952 - October 24, 2017

John Julius Herrin, age 64, of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born on November 29, 1952 in Edenton, North Carolina to the late Paul Carney Herrin and Blanche Margaret Bass Herrin. Many who knew him during his childhood called him Jule. John married Debbie Jean White on October 8, 1971 at Trace Creek...
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Ivan Louis Anderson

May 25, 1932 - October 24, 2017

Ivan Louis Anderson, age 85 of Knoxville, passed away October 24, 2017 at NHC Ft. Sanders. He was a member and Deacon of Third Creek Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the Army serving during the Korean War. Preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Nellie Mae Anderson; brothers, Frank, Joe, and Don Anderson; sister, Charlene Cauble. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth; sons,...
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Inez T. Fann

January 2, 1926 - October 24, 2017

Inez T. Fann, age 91 of Knoxville, passed away October 24, 2017. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and knitting but her true joy came from spending time with her family, which she orchestrated with her over-sized Sunday dinners. She will be remembered as a kind and generous spirit; one who devoted her life to serving others. She was deeply committed to following...
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Mark Ronald Carroll

March 25, 1963 - October 19, 2017

Mark Ronald Carroll age 54 of Powell, passed away October 19, 2017 at his home. Preceded in death by his father, Ronald Carroll. Survived by his mother, Linda Carroll Waggoner; special aunt, Marsha Bird; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Monday at Weaver's. Family and friends will meet at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, 160 Edgemoor Rd., Powell, TN at 10:45 am...
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Charles Wood Browning

May 26, 1948 - October 17, 2017

Charles Wood "Jeff" Browning, Jr. age 69 of Knoxville, passed away October 17, 2017 at Parkwest Hospital. Member of Westside Baptist Temple Church. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Georgia Browning; sister, Peggy; brothers, John and Roger. Survived by son, Michael (Laura) Richardson; precious granddaughter, Emma Richardson; beloved fiance' Debbie Wright; brother, Danny (Julie) Browning;...
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Michael Trent Caughron

July 5, 1958 - October 11, 2017

Michael Trent "Mike" Caughron age 59 of Knoxville, passed away October 9, 2017. Mike was loved by all who knew him and cared for him and he will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held 10-11 am Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home with the service to follow at 11 am. Friends will meet at 12:30 pm Wednesday at Magnolia Cemetery, 600 Montvale Rd., Maryville, TN for the interment.
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Frank Leo Lifford

July 26, 1939 - October 11, 2017

Frank Lifford age 78 of Knoxville, passed away October 11, 2017 at his home. He was an avid U.T. Football fan. He was a wonderful husband for 58 years and an extraordinary father. Preceded in death by his son, Mike and parents, Willie and Emily Lifford. Survived by his loving wife, Margie; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and David Watkins, Melinda Wood , Jade and Tommy Damron; grandchildren,...
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Charles Hazelwood

January 25, 1942 - October 11, 2017

Charles "Pert" Hazelwood, age 75 of Knoxville, passed away October 11, 2017 at his home. He was the former owner of the Cottage Restaurant in Lake City, TN. Preceded in death by his parents Thurman and Mary Hazelwood and childhood friend, Ronnie Smith. Survived by loving wife of 39 years, Shirley Hazelwood; son, Jeff Hazelwood and wife Sandy; grandchildren, Josh and Hannah Hazelwood;...
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James Francis Allington

January 29, 1937 - October 8, 2017

James Francis Allington, age 80 of Knoxville, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at U.T. Medical Center. He was born January 29, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was the son of the late Fredrick Joseph and Julia Agnes Bray Allington. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his sister Jean; brother, Ed and his first wife, Mary Anne Alsup Allington. He grew up on the family farm in...
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Allen Lee Campbell

April 23, 1955 - October 5, 2017

Allen L. Campbell, age 62, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2017. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He attended Karns High School and was an avid NASCAR fan, He never missed a race or a Vol football game. Holidays spent with his family were always special for him. Preceded in death by grandparents, Myrtle and John Campbell, Polly and Clint Barnard; brother, Eddie Campbell; parents, Mabel...
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Addie Mae Carter

November 6, 1923 - October 2, 2017

Carter, Addie Mae Sands, November 6, 1923 - October 2, 2017 of Knoxville, TN. Preceded in death by her husband, Archie F. Carter; son, Jack F. Carter; grandsons, Gregory S. Ford and Todd K. Ford. Survived by her daughter, Jean D. Ford and second daughter, Phylis Segroves of Knoxville; granddaughter, Chloe Carter Martinez and husband Chris of Chattanooga; grandsons, Jeffrey Carter and wife Arial...
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Carl E. Bullock

October 1, 1938 - September 30, 2017

Bullock, Carl "Papaw", Age 79, of Knoxville, TN passed away Saturday September 30, 2017 after suffering from Parkinson Disease. He was a fine Christian selfless loving man. Carl volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the Tusculum Volunteer Fire Department. He worked for Servicemaster for 30 Years. He was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Grace Bullock and an infant daughter Theresa Ann...
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Vivian Roberta Grantham

December 19, 1936 - September 29, 2017

Vivian Roberta Ann Grantham (Jackson) December 19, 1936 - September 29, 2017Vivian was born and raised in Epperson, Tennessee, the first of five children born to Robert and Ina (Witt) Jackson. After graduating from Tellico Plains High School in 1955, she moved to Knoxville where she worked as a counselor at Tennessee School for the Deaf. In 1958 she married Robert Grantham whom she had been...
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Carol Ann 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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