Our Obituaries

Phyllis A. Hickman

May 4, 1943 - December 14, 2017

Phyllis Hickman, age 74, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She was a member of the Bean Station Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doris Hickman; daughter, Deloris Gwyn Belcher; and parents, James and Nanny Harmon.Survivors include her son, Jeff Hickman; granddaughter, Amanda Belcher; great...
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Wanda Faye Seals

December 4, 1944 - December 13, 2017

Wanda Faye Seals, age 73, of Morristown, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her home. She was saved in the Baptist faith when she was 13 years old. Wanda worked for more than 20 years in the cafeteria at Fairview-Marguerite Elementary School. Preceding her in death was her husband, Ralph E. "Spud" Seals; parents, Bill and Julia Long; brothers, Melvin and Rozwell Long; and sister,...
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Sewell F. Johnson

April 1, 1923 - December 11, 2017

Sewell F. Johnson, Sr., age 94, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord, Monday, December 11, 2017, at Morristown Hamblen Hospital. He attended Manley Baptist Church and was an Army veteran who was in World War II and had a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years; Zanna Johnson, parents; Andrew and Eva Lee Johnson, sister; Beulah Mae Johnson and brother;...
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Charlie Luther Emmett Rines

February 7, 1928 - December 7, 2017

Charlie Luther Emmett Rines, age 89, of Morristown, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his home. He was of the Baptist faith and served in the US Army in Korea. Preceding him death were his sons, Michael and Emmett Eugene Rines; and his father, Eulice Rines. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Nell Rines; daughter, Vicky (Russ) Knight; and grandchildren, Hailey and Brandon...
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Kenneth Van Fisher

July 23, 1932 - December 5, 2017

Kenneth Van Fisher, age 85, of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Beverly Park Place. He was born and raised in Whitesburg. He was a descendant of Rev Captain Tidence Fuller Lane Sr, also Richard White, whom Whitesburg was named. Kenneth was a longtime employee of Mason-Dixon Trucking Company of Kingsport and was known throughout the country by the many friends he made. He was...
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L. T. Helton

February 16, 1940 - December 4, 2017

L T Helton, age 77, of Avon IN, formerly of Morristown, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. He was born in Morristown on February 16, 1940, to the late Lillard John and Ada Mae Reece Helton. He graduated from Morristown High School in 1959, where he excelled in three sports. He went on to attend The University of Tennessee, where he played both offense and defense on the football team. He...
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Harry Henson

January 17, 1929 - December 1, 2017

Harry R. Henson, age 88, passed away, Friday, December 1, 2017 at Heritage Nursing Home. He worked at Lear and retired after 42 years. He was of Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his mother at childbirth, Norma Love Henson; father, Paul Henson and special aunt that raised him, Anna Bell Stone. Harry is survived by his son, Shane Henson; step-children, Roger Enix, Julie Lineberger and Jeff...
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Lena Ferguson Knight

November 28, 1937 - November 29, 2017

Lena Ferguson Knight, age 80, of Morristown, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Frank Knight Sr; father, Jess Ferguson; mother, Emma Gibson Ferguson; brothers, Grover, Dewey, Carl Lynn, Donald Ray, Silvan, Earl and Jess Ferguson; sisters, Barbara Sue Ferguson, Lois Ferguson, Evelyn Collins, Joann Ferguson and Edna Seals;...
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James C. Chambers

January 2, 1947 - November 18, 2017

James Clayton Chambers, age 70, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at UT Medical Center. He loved his family and the Lord with all his heart and was a devoted and loyal friend to many. Clayton had a powerful ministry in song and blessed countless people as he sang in area churches. He formerly attended the Morristown Church of God where he served in the Sunday School Department...
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Jane Phillips

December 7, 1926 - November 10, 2017

JANE WILKEY PHILLIPS, passed away peacefully at The Heritage Center at the age of 90. She resided in Baneberry and was formerly of Dayton, TN. Jane was a member of First Methodist Church in Morristown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph H. Phillips.Jane is survived by her children, several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a host of friends. A special thanks to all the...
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John Henry Shorter

November 12, 1940 - November 9, 2017

John Henry Shorter, age 76 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Lakeway Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Sadie Shorter; son, Timothy Rex Shorter; and sister "Snooks". John Henry is survived by his wife, Sarah "Ruth" Shorter; children, Steve Michael Shorter, John Shorter, Jr., Charles Shorter and Cindy Shorter, all of Georgia; step...
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Georgia Maples

July 16, 1927 - November 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN.
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Rosemary Martha McInarnay

December 6, 1933 - November 2, 2017

Rosemary Martha McInarnay, age 83 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Violet Wesolowski; son-in-law, Richard Clabo; and 10 sisters and brothers. Rosemary is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ray McInarnay; children,...
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Norsie Buell Brewer

December 6, 1921 - October 27, 2017

NORSIE BUELL BREWER, age 95, of Bowling Green, KY, formerly of Morristown, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Hospice House of Bowling Green. Norsie was married to the late Walter Dayton Brewer. She was born in Hancock County, TN on December 6, 1921 to the late Albert and Martha Buell. She was a seamstress and a longtime member of Greenwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, KY.In...
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Fred Shields Staley

May 20, 1922 - October 25, 2017

Fred Shields Staley, age 95, of Morristown, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Heritage Center. He was an Army Veteran, having served during WWII. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Staley; great-granddaughter, Aubrey Adams; parents, G.C. and Nannie Staley; brother, Clarence Staley; and sisters, Mae May and Lucy McKinney. Survivors include his daughter, Saundra (Bill)...
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Juanita Jarnigan Collins

March 15, 1938 - October 25, 2017

Juanita Johnagin Collins, age 80, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare. She was of the Baptist faith and preceded in death by her husband, William R Collins.Survivors include her children, Jerry (Vonda) Collins, Shelia (Bill) Ferguson, Tammy (Steve) Lane, Craig (Sherry) Collins, Patricia Charlton, Susie (David) Pinkston, Randy ...
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Jose M. GARCIA

July 31, 1925 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN.
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Bobby B. Lewis

December 1, 1974 - October 20, 2017

Bobby B. Lewis, age 42, of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 20, 2017 after an auto accident. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Lewis; grandparents, Buck and Amy Carpenter; and uncles, Eddie, Jerry, and Verlin Carpenter. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Brenda and Rick Anderson; stepsister, Vicky Anderson; half-brother,...
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Bessie Jane Hann

January 7, 1925 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN.
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Otis J. Seal

December 22, 1944 - October 13, 2017

Otis J Seal, age 72, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Erwin Health Care Center. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a Veteran of the US Army. Preceding him in death was his parents, Woodrow and Cecilia Seal. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Geraldine "Gerri" Seal; sister, Glenda Seal; and close friends, Robert Smith and Eddie Sizemore. Family...
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Alvin J. Sartain

April 23, 1934 - October 12, 2017

Alvin "JR" Junior Sartain, age 83, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lori Sartain; parents, Joe and Rosa Sartain; and brothers, Robert and Homer Sartain.Survivors include his wife, Brenda Sartain; daughter, Jeannie (Doug) Needham and Etter (Leland) Stripling;...
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Thomas Glen Dyer

May 22, 1949 - October 5, 2017

Thomas Glen Dyer, age 68 of Mohawk, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017. He was an Army Veteran and was in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents; William Clarence and Bonnie Kate Dyer, brother; Wilbur Dyer, sister; Mildred Lorraine Dyer and step-son Terry Lynn Pearson. Survivors include his wife; Norma Dyer, daughter-in-law; Teresa Pearson, brothers;...
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Christine Naomi Bowlin

January 16, 1938 - October 5, 2017

NAOMI BOWLIN, age 79 of Talbott, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Russellville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Bowlin. She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Betty) Bowlin, Danny (Pat) Bowlin, Ella (Bobby) Leatherwood, Les Bowlin and Fern (Shaffer) Smith; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The family...
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Raymond Lester Oxendine

January 10, 1935 - October 1, 2017

Raymond Lester Oxendine is now with our Heavenly Father after a year's battle with stomach cancer. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Helen Oxendine; son, Raymond (Chris) Oxendine; daughters, Vicky (Jeff) Landrum, Laura (Chuck) Higgins; sisters, Lana (Dave) Masterson, Linda (Louis) Gonzalez; brother, Clyde (Linda) Busler; step-children, Cindy Jenkins, Michael...
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Helen Louise Adams

May 14, 1940 - September 27, 2017

Rev. Helen Louise "Betty Joe" Murrell Adams, age 77, of Morristown went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at UT Medical Center. She was a member of New Direction Christian Center and also did jail ministries. Helen was the founder of The House of Hope for women and delivered Meals on Wheels for years. She was preceded by her mother, Oma Murrell; father, Darcey Murrell; and...
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Floyd Nmn Branch

October 14, 1924 - September 25, 2017

Floyd Branch, age 92, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 25, 2017. He attended Bible Aires Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran during World War II. Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Nola Green Branch; daughter, Beatrice Garner; grandson, David Branch; son-in-law, Steve Rayfield; five brothers and four sisters.Survivors include his children, Troy (Dawn)...
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James Edward Riddle

December 15, 1935 - September 22, 2017

James E. Riddle, age 81, of Morristown, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Riddle. Survivors include his sons, Buster Riddle and Charles Setser; daughters, Linda Harbin and Jenny Setser; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dean Taylor; brother, Dave Riddle...
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Bessie Mae Bolden

May 1, 1937 - September 18, 2017

Bessie Mae Bolden, age 80, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Life Care Center of Morristown. She was a member of Big Sycamore Baptist Church in Sneedville. She was preceded in death by her companion of 49 years, Rufus Johnson; parents, Marshall and Ollie Bolden; son, Ronnie Ray Bolden; brothers, Carter and Estle Bolden; and sister, Burl Truett.Survivors...
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Paul G. Meade

August 15, 1930 - September 16, 2017

Paul Gordon Meade, age 87, of Bulls Gap, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his residence. He was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God. He spread a lot of joy to everyone he met. Preceding him in death were his parents, Leonard and Della Meade; son, Michael Meade; and two brothers.Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wilma Meade; sons, Steven Meade and Christopher...
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Shirley Jean Susong

September 13, 1935 - September 16, 2017

Shirley Jean Susong, age 82, of Mohawk, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Susong; son, William Jr Susong; parents, Thomas and Mary Gulley; brothers, Nathon and Cecil Gulley; and sisters, Delia Stroud and Elizabeth Cantrell.Survivors include children, Gracie (CE) Turner, Marjorie (Larry) Dalton, Betty (Buddy) Susong, Ray Susong,...
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Josie Moyers Combs

December 7, 1928 - September 15, 2017

JOSIE MOYERS COMBS, age 89 of Morristown, passed away September 15, 2017 at Erwin Health Care Center. She was a longtime employee of American Enka Corporation.She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Bertie Moyers and children, Ricky L. Combs and Sherry Combs and eleven brothers and sisters.She is survived by daughter, Terry J. Combs of Knoxville; granddaughters, Tonia Wynne Purkey...
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Janice Roper Owens

March 30, 1943 - September 13, 2017

Janice Roper Owens - Morristown, TNBorn 03/30/1943 in Loyall, KY - Died 09/13/2017 in Morristown, TNBorn Janice Faye Roper to parents Albert and Mabel, she was one of nine children and was preceded in death by Albert and Mabel as well as five siblings. In 1963 on March 8, Jan married Glenn Owens of Yancey, KY. She had two sons, Scott and Ben. Jan loved being with family, bragging about her...
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Douglas Eugene Blair

November 5, 1946 - August 24, 2017

Douglas Eugene Blair, 70, of Mooresburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 24, 2017, after an extended illness. Doug was born in Morristown, TN and lived in the Lakeway area his entire life. He graduated from East Tennessee School of Business and went on to work for the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation before retiring with 42 years of service. He was a faithful member of...
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Gerald Francis LeHue

January 29, 1938 - August 23, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" F. LeHue, age 79, of Jefferson City, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at his residence. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mildred LeHue; brothers, Robert and Roy LeHue; and sisters, Vivian and Lavene.He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pam; daughter, Sharon (Eddie) Shanks; stepson, David...
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Mary Madge Holden

February 26, 1922 - August 22, 2017

Mary Madge (McNulty) Holden, age 95, of Morristown, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Life Care Center of Morristown. She was born in Maybeury, WVA on February 26, 1922. She was a member of First Christian Church in Morristown and was a Registered Nurse. Preceding her in death was her husband, James D Holden Sr; parents, James Glenn and Nellie Susan McNulty; brothers, James G and Frank S...
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Albert Nmn Everhart

March 7, 1932 - August 2, 2017

.Albert Everhart, age 85, of the Persia Community in Rogersville, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Holston Medical Center. Mr. Everhart was a Veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Bulls Gap VFW. He has operated several bars in Greene County before retiring to help with the family farm. Mr. Everhart was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eva Everhart; brothers,...
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Carroll Lynn Cox

June 8, 1955 - August 2, 2017

Carroll "Lynn" Cox, age 62 of Knoxville, entered his heavenly home at his home on August 2, 2017. He was a member of Tekoa Baptist Church and an Army Veteran. Preceding him in death is his father; Llewellnn Herber Cox. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mitzi Cox, son; Shane (Jackie) Cox of Knoxville, mother; Mildred Cox of Morristown, brother; Terry Cox of Morristown, sister; Karen (David)...
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Regina Lynn Campbell Strange

April 7, 1963 - August 1, 2017

Regina "Jina" Lynn Campbell Strange, age 54, of Morristown, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. Preceding her in death were her father, Bobby Campbell; mother, Ailene Owens Griffith; stepfather, Herbert Griffith; and her grandparents.Survivors include her husband, Terry Strange; children, Amanda (Brian Phillips) Bell, Joshua (Becky) Bell, Crystal (David Parton)...
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Clara Horton

February 22, 1949 - July 16, 2017

CLARA D. HORTON, age 68 of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Jefferson County Nursing Home. She retired from TRW automotive in Rogersville and was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Joseph F. and Polly Carpenter Dean; sister, Joann Mills and infant sister.She is survived by her daughter, Jacqeline (Eddie) Briggs of Newport; sons,...
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Charles De Cochraham

March 25, 1945 - July 15, 2017

Charles De Cochraham, age 72, of Accokeek, Maryland, formerly of Morristown, Tennessee, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Minnie Jeter; brother, Tommy Joe Cochraham; sister, Carolyn Jeter, Esq.; and sister-in-law, Kimberly Carroll.He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Cochraham of Accokeek, MD; daughters, Nicole Cochraham and Leslie...
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Shirley Lois Hekkema

March 10, 1942 - July 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN.
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Estel Dean Hickey

October 2, 1930 - July 1, 2017

Estel "Dean" Hickey age 86, of Talbott went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Dean was a veteran of the US Army and fought in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma June Waller Hickey.Dean is survived by his sons, Jay and Jeffrey Hickey; daughter, Tina (Greg) Durham; stepchildren, Darlene (Doyle) Bell and Danny (Rhonda) Epps; grandchildren, Jodi (Taylor)...
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Margaret Maxine Long

March 11, 1938 - June 29, 2017

Margaret Maxine Long, age 79, of Whitesburg, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital after a brief illness. She was a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and just a kind friend. She will be greatly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Greeley Long; sisters, May Matthews, Ann Lawson and...
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Virginia Williams

December 10, 1934 - June 25, 2017

VIRGINIA M. "SIT" WILLIAMS, age 82 of Morristown, went to be with her Savior on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born on December 10, 1934 in Hamblen County, TN and was a member of New Hope Gospel Church. Virginia was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother who loved everyone.She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mattie Matthews; two brothers, Charles Matthews and...
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Terry Jay Johnson

September 2, 1952 - June 14, 2017

TERRY "TJ" JOHNSON, age 64 of Morristown, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Parkwest Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 2, 1952 to the late Broten (Jake) and Hazel Johnson. He was employed by Purity Dairy/Dean Foods and was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as a UT VOL fan. He was a member of Greene Hills Baptist Church.He is survived by his...
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Lonnie Kyle Lamb

March 28, 1965 - June 10, 2017

Lonnie "Kyle" Lamb, age 52, of Knoxville (formerly of Thorn Hill, TN), departed this world suddenly on Saturday, June 10, 2017 as a result of a massive heart attack. Kyle was saved at an early age and was a member of Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church. His parents, Ray and Helen Lamb of Thorn Hill, as well as several aunts, uncles, and other relatives preceded Kyle in death. Kyle was loved by all...
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Mary Aileen Bach

April 13, 1929 - June 9, 2017

Mary Aileen Bach, age 88, of Talbott, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 09, 2017 at Life Care Center of Jefferson City. She was a member at New Prospect Baptist Church in Grainger County. Preceding her in death was her husband, Berg Bach. Survivors include her children, Michael Crabtree, Lisa Vick, Pamela Johns, Robert Bach, and Berg Bach; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren....
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Marshall Atkins

June 30, 1941 - June 7, 2017

Marshall Atkins, age 75, of Morristown, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Preceding him in death were his wife, Lillian Ilean Atkins; mother and stepfather, Hazel Cook Harville and Enos J Harville; father, Mark Atkins; and brother, Coil Atkins.Survivors include his siblings, Frank (Arjorie) Atkins, Daniel (Pauline) Atkins, Michael (Deanna) Atkins,...
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George Edward Gulley

April 12, 1945 - June 4, 2017

GEORGE EDWARD GULLEY, age 72 of Bulls Gap, went to be with the Lord and Savior on Sunday morning at his home with his family by his side. He retired after 25 years of service with the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6 in the United States Army and was of the Baptist Faith.He was preceded in death by his father, Robert H. Gulley; his mother, Gertrude Bernard Gulley; three brothers, Howard, Tom and Lynn...
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Dwayne Charles Pearson

August 17, 1948 - June 1, 2017

Dwayne Charles "Dickie" Pearson, age 68, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 1, 2017. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors. Preceding him death were his son, Nicholas Pearson; parents, Charlie and Laura Pearson; sister, Dinah Spears; and brother, Lowell Pearson. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Rena Pearson; children, Angie Christian, Lori...
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Margaret Rosella Elkins

June 18, 1942 - May 28, 2017

Margaret "Rosella" Elkins, age 74, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 28, 2017. She was a member of Spruce Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her father, Ambrose Hash; and mother, Mamie Swanson. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Leon Elkins; son, Rick (Ramona) Elkins; grandchildren, Lee (Rachel) Elkins, Lucas ...
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Lois Irene Hicks

March 17, 1946 - May 23, 2017

Lois Irene Hicks, age 71, of Bulls Gap, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 after an extended illness. She was a member of Pond Hill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Wayne Hicks; daughter, Lisa Hicks; father, Millard Lawson; and special nephew, Michael Lawson.Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Hicks; grandson, Patrick Hicks; mother, Mildred Lawson; brothers, Ralph ...
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Joseph Simon DeKoskie

April 5, 1929 - May 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN.
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Bessie Marie Moss

June 15, 1941 - May 21, 2017

Bessie Marie Greene Moss, age 75, of Whitesburg, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 with her family surrounding her.She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dorman Moss; father and mother, William Lester and Lyda Skelton Greene; brother, Elmer Lee Greene and wife Anne Greene; brother, William Carson Greene; two brothers-in-law, Samuel Steele, Jr. and John E. Roberts; and two sisters-in-law,...
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Johnnie Agnes Jinks

May 3, 1936 - May 17, 2017

Johnnie Jinks, 81, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord in Heaven on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She was a loving wife of 58 years to Clifford Jinks. She was a member of Manley Baptist Church, where she was in Anna's class. She worked for more than 20 years with Miller Assurance Agency. Preceding Johnnie in death were her parents, Frank and Bevia Lawson; brothers, Gene Lawson, Troy and wife,...
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Kester Matt Drinnon

August 14, 1944 - May 16, 2017

Kester Matt "Jack" Drinnon Jr., age 72, of Russellville, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at his home. He was preceded in death by his sons, Kester Matt Drinnon III and Michael Perry Drinnon; parents, Kester Matt Drinnon Sr. and Susie Marie Drinnon; and brothers, Tootie and Clay Drinnon.Survivors include his daughter, Jacqueline Buell; grandchildren, Cristy (Darius) Harper, Brittnie Buell,...
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Edward Leon Epps

January 13, 1947 - May 14, 2017

Edward "Eddie" Epps, age 70, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord at his home Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, an avid fisherman and gardener and an Army veteran that was in the Vietnam War. Preceding him in death were his parents, James and Mary Nell Epps; and brother, James Wayne Epps, Sr.Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary Helen "Bobbie" Epps;...
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Olus Sutton

May 5, 1928 - May 13, 2017

Olus Sutton, age 89, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord and his loving wife on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Signature Lifestyle Assisted Living. He was saved on December 1941 at a revival at Ida's Chapel. He was a longtime member of Calvue Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his wife, Jewel Sutton; parents, Noah and Martha Burchett Sutton; brothers, Everett, Henly, Guy, Dewey and Walter...
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Susan Whaley

February 2, 1953 - May 7, 2017

Susan "Bamme" Hodge Ramsey Whaley, age 64, of Morristown, passed away on Sunday, May 07, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Susan was preceded in death by her father, Mack Hodge; sister, Janice Hodge; and daughter, Elizabeth Whaley-Gulley.She is survived by her mother, Freddie Hodge; sister, Phyllis (Bob) Griffin, brothers, Richard Hodge and Roy (Cheryl) Hodge; husband, Hansel Eugene Whaley,...
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Ricky Ronell Gholston

July 30, 1955 - May 1, 2017

Ricky Ronell Gholston, Sr., was born July 30, 1955 in Harlan, KY to the late Oneal "Buttercup" and Myrtle "Little John" Gholston. He was a 1973 graduate of Harlan High School in Harlan, KY. Following graduation, he moved to Charlotte, NC, where he was employed with Charlotte Memorial Hospital. He and his family moved around, working in South Carolina at a wood factory and then to Morristown,...
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Ronald Lynn Shoun

October 5, 1942 - April 21, 2017

Ronald Lynn Shoun, age 74, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Regency Retirement Center. He was a member of Bean Station Baptist Temple He served in the U S Army and was a longtime member of the VFW Post #5266 Honor Guard. His wife, Willie Shoun,his parents, Leonard and Dorothy Shoun, and his foster parents, Jim and Minerva Shoun preceded him in death.Survivors...
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Linda Darlene Stines

March 19, 1961 - April 21, 2017

Linda Darlene Stines, age 56, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 21, 2017 after a lingering illness. She was a member of Fernwood Baptist Church. Linda was employed at Howmet for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Georgia Buell Stines; grandparents, Mack and Stasha Buell; brother, Steve Stines; and sister, Janice Courtney.Survivors include her father,...
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Eddie Conley Combs

December 21, 1951 - April 19, 2017

Eddie "Ed" Conley Combs Jr, age 65, of Whitesburg, TN, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was of the Christian faith. Ed grew up in Circleville, OH. He graduated from West Georgia College. He met his wife, Sabrina, while living in Georgia, and they married in 1975. They moved to Tennessee in 1979, where they raised their family of three children. He...
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Wanda Trent

December 5, 1934 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN.
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Elnora Nance

February 22, 1932 - April 8, 2017

Elnora W. Nance, age 85 of Bean Station, passed away on Saturday, April 8th at Heritage nursing home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Blythe Nance; sister, Vera Spires of Georgia; Brother-In-Laws, Ollie Spires and Charles Baldree both of Georgia.She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte L. (Alan) Crandell of Washburn; step-daughter, Loutrell Beltran of Georgia; Step-Son, Robert E....
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Ewing Buell

October 19, 1927 - April 7, 2017

Ewing "Doc" Buell, age 89, of Morristown, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Doc was born on October 19, 1927 in Hancock County. He was a Deacon of Statem Gap Baptist Church and a veteran of the US Army. He retired from American Enka after 39 years of dedicated service. Doc loved traveling, gardening and competitive games. In his younger years, he loved to ski...
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Mary Anita Ruescher

March 20, 1926 - April 6, 2017

Mary Anita Ruescher, age 91, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Tennova Hospice. She was the last original employee from Jeffrey Chain when it opened in Morristown in the early 1960s. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Ruescher Jr; daughter, Laura Jean White; and brother, Jim Stricklin.Survivors include...
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Ralph Jesse Bailiff

February 11, 1941 - April 5, 2017

Ralph Jesse Bailiff, age 76, of New Market, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his son, Ralph J Bailiff Jr; parents, Clyde and Etta Bailiff; brothers, Riley Bailiff, Ned Bailiff, Guy Bailiff, Don Bailiff, Jerry Bailiff; and sister, Lynn Mullins.He is survived by his wife, Ellie Bailiff; daughter, Tammy (Gerald)...
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Anderson D. Livesay

December 30, 1924 - April 3, 2017

Anderson D. "Andy" Livesay, age 92, of Morristown, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, April 3, 2017. He was a veteran of the US Navy, having served during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Stallard Livesay; and brothers, Talmage Livesay, M. T. Livesay, Hugh Livesay and Milum D. Livesay Sr. Survivors include his children, Linda Livesay Rankin of...
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Allen Samuel Miller

August 9, 1948 - April 3, 2017

ALLEN S. MILLER, age 68 of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday April 3, 2017 at his residence. He was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Miller; mother and father, Howard and Elza Mink Miller; and brother, Charles Miller. He is survived by his daughter, Lora (Stacy) Smith; step children, Christy (Chris) Hovious, Stacey (Bobbie) Owenby, Tim...
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Kathryn Emma Curtis

October 26, 1936 - March 28, 2017

Kathryn Emma Curtis, age 80, of Russellville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Life Care Center of Morristown. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Frank Curtis; sons, Eddie and Kenny Cody of Maryland; four grandchildren; sister, Nancy Jones; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 5 - 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of...
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Luther Lee Rice

July 2, 1937 - March 25, 2017

Rev. Luther Lee Rice, age 79, of Morristown, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The family will receive friends from 12 - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31st at Stubblefield Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow in Jarnagin Cemetery. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home
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Cornia Irene Owens

August 12, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Cornia Irene Owens, age 89, Mooresburg, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Hawkins Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wheeler Owens; son, Leroy Owens; and daughter-in-law, Betty Owens.Survivors include her children, Helen (Junior) Tuttle, Raymond Owens, Kathy (Wade) Eads, Marie (Allen)...
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James William Barnes

December 14, 1944 - March 20, 2017

JAMES (JIM) BARNES, age 72 of Whitesburg, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his residence. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM #764 of Bulls Gap, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #471 of Bulls Gap and a member of the VFW Post #5266 of Morristown. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served with the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam. After leaving the Marines, he joined the...
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Mildred Kathryn Bessey

April 12, 1921 - March 2, 2017

MILDRED K. BESSEY, age 95 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord at about 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Our sweet mother passed into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Mildred Kathryn (Tesmer) Bessey was born April 12, 1921, in South Bend, IN, the youngest child of Alfred and Nora (Brown) Tesmer. On November 18, 1943, she married her beloved Robert (Bob) Bessey. He preceded...
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Carl Nease Mantooth

December 18, 1932 - March 2, 2017

Carl Nease Mantooth, age 84, of Morristown, went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, March 2, 2017. He was a well-known auto body man in Morristown. Carl also played the guitar and sang with his longtime band, The Country Sessions. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Carl Mantooth; parents, Leonard and Gussie Mantooth; brother, Jack Mantooth; and daughter-in-law...
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Jo Nell Ferguson

May 31, 1941 - February 28, 2017

Jo Nell Ferguson, age 75, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Edna Long. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Lowell Ferguson; son, Tony Ferguson; daughters, Terri Ferguson and Teena (Kevin) Martin; grandchildren, Whitney Ferguson, Jordan (fiancé, Heather Grimes) Ferguson, Mason Edmonds, Kaitlyn Martin...
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Buford Warner

July 8, 1942 - February 27, 2017

BUFORD "PAT" WARNER, age 74 of New Market, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 27, 2017 at his residence. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; Charles and Martha Warner, sister; Emma Lee Walker, brothers; Archie, Joe Bill, Bob, Jackie and Thomas Lee Warner and best friend; Don Dunham.He is survived by his children; Nancy Warner, Randy Warner, Sharon...
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Jimmy Lee Russell

July 28, 1947 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN.
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Dorothy Harvey Thomison

February 17, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Dorothy Harvey Thomison, age 77, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord at her home on Saturday, February 11, 2017. She was a member of Adriel Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her father, Rev. John Clonce and mother, Mae Clonce; husbands, Edward Harvey and Herman Thomison; brothers, June Clonce, Wright Clonce, Ernest Clonce, Chester Clonce, Garrett Clonce and William...
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Bettie Lou Lefevers

September 9, 1946 - February 5, 2017

Bettie Lou LeFevers, age 70, of Jefferson City, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She was a member of Peace Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Eunaive Gregg.Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Charles LeFevers; children, Leisa LeFevers, Charles LeFevers II, and Jeanine (Andy) Shockley;...
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Bertha Renee Banks

December 4, 1971 - February 4, 2017

Bertha "Renee" Simpson Banks, age 45, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at her home. She was a member of New Beginnings Ministries in Whitesburg. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charlie Crowder and Lewis and Bertha Lee Rogers; and nephew, Andrew Kincaid.Survivors include her parents, Debbie Crowder Simpson and George Simpson Sr.; brothers, George...
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Charles Grant Fletcher

December 27, 1942 - January 31, 2017

Charles (Buddy) Grant Fletcher, age 74 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his residence. Buddy was a member and a Deacon of Valley View Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth "Bud" and Letha Fletcher; and brother, Kenneth "Duke" Fletcher.He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy Byrd Fletcher; daughters, Angie (Roger)...
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Alicene Harless

April 16, 1934 - January 31, 2017

Alicene "Cindy" Harless, age 82, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, and mamaw. She was a member of Robertson Creek Baptist Church and retired from Shelby Williams, where she worked for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Harless; son, Howard Harless; daughter, Bettie Birgen; parents, Emory and Idabelle Powers;...
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Albert M. Thomas

December 20, 1950 - January 26, 2017

Albert Marvin "Al" Thomas, age 66, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Al graduated from Morristown Hamblen East High School and went on to attend Tennessee Tech. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and enjoyed his work with the National Security Agency in Maryland. He was dearly loved and will be missed.Al was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Rhonda;...
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Raymond Hughes Elkins

January 2, 1936 - January 26, 2017

RAYMOND H. ELKINS, SR, age 81 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was a member of First Christian Church. He was All-State in football in 1955 at Morristown High School. He was an avid bird and rabbit hunter and fisherman. He loved UT football. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Eldridge Elkins; step...
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Ada Ruth Greene

February 6, 1926 - January 19, 2017

Ada Ruth Greene, age 88, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Life Care of Jefferson City. She was a longtime member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay D. Greene; son, Dallas C. Greene; parents, Kenner and Bobbie Wilder; brothers, Elmer, Charlie, H. K. Wilder; and sisters, Imogene Horner, Irene Edwards, Betty Johnson,...
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Curtis Dewayne Williams

May 20, 1939 - January 18, 2017

Curtis D. Williams, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Yule Dean Williams and sister, Dorothy Ferguson.Survivors include his wife of over 54 years, Maxie Williams; daughter; Jana R. Williams and finance Michael Gentry, sons; Keith D. Williams and Allen and wife,...
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Shirley Barnette

April 29, 1937 - January 13, 2017

Shirley M. Barnette, age 79, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in her home. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church and retired from Magnavox in Jefferson City. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James D. Barnette; parents, Hubert and Virgie French; brothers, Eugene (Ruby) French, Clyde (Bernice) French; sisters, Ruth ...
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William Thomas Lilly

June 10, 1940 - January 10, 2017

William Thomas "Tom" Lilly, age 76, of Morristown, passed away at on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Survivors include his wife, A. Helena Lobo; children, Patricia (Rob) Jones, Jennifer (Marc) Dipoto, and Thomas Lilly; six grandchildren; siblings, Judy Lilly, Ron (Sue) Lilly, and David (Mary Jo) Lilly; and several nieces and nephews. The family will gather at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday evening in the...
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Emma Billie Davis

November 29, 1928 - January 9, 2017

Emma B. Davis, born November 29, 1928, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest O. Davis; son, Albert L. Davis; grandson, Dustin Keith Davis; parents, Wil and Alice Stanifer; brothers, Robert and Beverly Stanifer; and sister, Onalee Green. She is survived by her children, Gladys (Benny) Williams, Herbert (Ann) Davis, F....
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Dorothy A.Hopson Hurley

March 24, 1959 - January 1, 2017

Dorothy Hopson Hurley, age 57, of Bulls Gap, passed away at Hawkins County Memorial on Sunday, January 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vergatha Wallen. Survivors include her husband, Willis Hurley; daughters, Kelly (Daniel Carroll) Harris and Elizabeth Carpenter; brothers, Ralph Hopson and James (Miranda) Hopson; father, James Ernest Hopson; grandchildren, Landon and Kiersten...
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Margaret Rose Hall

April 14, 1948 - December 29, 2016

Margaret Rose Hall, age 68, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 29, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert S. Powell. She is survived by her husband, Sidney G. Hall; children, Rebecca (Chris) Gray of Knoxville, Andy (Carolyn) Hall of Morristown; grandchildren, Lauren Gray, Robert Gray, Kathryn Hall, Andrew Hall, and William Hall; mother, Anna Ruth Powell;...
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Helen Marie Hamilton

February 12, 1927 - December 24, 2016

Helen Marie Hamilton, age 89, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Jefferson City Life Care Center. She was a native of Andrews, NC, moving to Morristown in 1955 with her husband, J. B. and raising their family in Oak Hills, where they lived for 20 years before returning to their hometown to care for their parents. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. B. Hamilton. She is survived by...
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Hobart Buford Lawson

August 9, 1945 - November 30, 2016

Hobart B. Lawson, Sr., 71, of Whitesburg, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at UT Medical Center. He was a member of Lee Valley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Faye Lawson; parents, Mack and Nannie Bell Lawson; and brothers, Robert Lawson, John Lawson, and Bo Lawson.Survivors include children, Bobby Brooks and wife, Jane, of Bean Station,...
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Robert Leroy Mathews

October 16, 1940 - November 26, 2016

Robert "Bob" Mathews, age 76, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Mathews; parents, Edward and Veda Mathews; and brother, James Mathews. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gloria Mathews; children, Brenda (Bryon) Bush and Steven ...
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Betty C. Carpenter

July 26, 1942 - November 20, 2016

Betty C. Carpenter, age 74, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Wright Ferguson; sister, Irene Depew; and her grandparents.Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Major Carpenter; daughter, Connie (Randy) Morgan; grandson, Matthew Morgan; mother, Gladys Crittenden; sister, Roxie Dean (Joe) Mathis; several special nieces...
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Harold Fayne Hicks

December 10, 1942 - November 18, 2016

Harold Fayne Hicks, 73 of Morristown, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 18, 2016 after a courageous battle with COPD with his wife and daughters by his side.Harold was born in Hawkins County on December 10, 1942 to Luther and Zora Hicks. He was saved at an early age at Cobb's Chapel and attended Cedar Springs Baptist Church regularly until his health began to decline. He was...
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Roger Clay Short

August 30, 1969 - November 16, 2016

Roger Clay Short Jr, age 47 of Mooresburg, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at his home. He was a member of James Chapel American Christian Church. He served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Wanda Short; nephew, Geoffrey Edward Short; uncle, Leroy Purkey; and aunts, Sandra Marie Brown and Patricia "Cricket" Purkey. He is...
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Jackie Lamarr Wells

March 23, 1947 - November 16, 2016

Jackie Lamarr Wells, was born on March 23, 1947, to the late Cecil Wells and Margaret Green in Morristown, Tennessee. He was a high school graduate of West High School. Jackie joined the United States Army, where he served in the Vietnam War. Following the war, he enrolled at Walters State Community College, where he earned an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He served for a...
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