Celebrity Obituaries

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Estle K. Wolfe

March 7, 1956 - February 1, 2016


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Martha Sauceman

August 29, 1956 - January 22, 2016

Martha Sauceman, 59, of Morristown, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Heritage Center. She was a member of Rocky Point Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doyle and Ruth Hayes Sauceman; niece, Teresa Estes Mason; sister-in-law, Lois Sauceman; and brothers-in-law, Paul Estes and Ed Lawson. She is survived by her sisters, Betty Lawson, Linda Estes, Audrey Sauceman...
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Ralph Samuel Yeary

April 15, 1937 - January 20, 2016

Ralph S. Yeary, age 78, of Russellville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He retired from Lear Corp. and enjoyed working in his garden. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Gaddis and Thomas Yeary; and sister, Beulah Longworth. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Stella Yeary; son,...
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Verla Ann Williams

October 2, 1945 - January 17, 2016

Verla Ann Williams, age 70, of Rogersville went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Holston Valley Hospital, as a result of an auto accident. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist of Rogersville. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Mary Purkey; brothers, Dewey Purkey and Kenneth Purkey; daughter-in-law, Tammy Michael; and sisters, Shirley Ward and Wanda...
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Dana Wade Hopkins

February 8, 1936 - January 11, 2016

Dana W. Hopkins, age 79, of Russellville, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. He was a United States Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was retired from Berkline. Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Elsie Hopkins; brother, Bill Alan Hopkins; and an infant sister. Survivors include his wife of 58 years,...
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Vivian Elaine Shove

August 11, 1942 - January 11, 2016

Vivian E. Shove, age 73, of Bulls Gap, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Williard F. Peters, Jr.; grandson, Andrew Hoeffner; parents, Lyle and Elsie Grinnell; sons-in-law, Allan Kelley and Paul Hoeffner; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her children, Jimmy Grinnell, Lorrie Kelley, June Hoeffner, Jackie (Jeff)...
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Jane E. Lukovics

July 26, 1943 - January 9, 2016

Jane Lukovics, age 72, of Morristown, passed away at UT Medical Center on Saturday, January 9, 2016. She was retired from General Electric. Jane will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jetty and Ernest Etherton; son, David Collier; twin brother, James "Snowball" Etherton; brothers, JR, Fred, and John Etherton; and sisters, May Turner and Blanche...
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Ralph W. Disney

November 16, 1923 - January 5, 2016

Ralph Wallace Disney, age 92, of Rutledge, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in Mayflower, Arkansas. He was born to the late James R. and Alice Maggard Disney in Cumberland, Kentucky. He retired from Arch Mineral, formerly US Steel, where he worked for 34 years. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Bean Station. Mr. Disney was an Army veteran, having served in Europe during...
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Wayne Edward Johns

November 27, 1940 - January 5, 2016

Wayne E. Johns, age 75, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, but attended Bean Station First Baptist Church. He retired from Futuristic in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joshua and Zora Johns; and grandson, Austin Johns.Survivors include his wife of 53 years...
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Oakie Noah Hatfield

November 29, 1939 - December 29, 2015

Oakie N.Hatfield, age 76, went to be with the Lord December 29, 2015. Born in Blackwater in Hancock County, he was saved at a young age, baptized outside on a cold Christmas day, and his letter of church membership is at Buffalo Trail Baptist Church. He moved to Morristown as a young man and retired from Jeffrey Chain after 36 years of service. His greatest love was his family and he also...
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Gene Bullington

August 24, 1944 - December 28, 2015

Gene M. Bullington, age 71, left this earthly life to be with the Lord, his mother & dad, and his wife, on Monday, December 28, 2015, at his home in Whitesburg. He was born on August 24, 1944 in Rogersville to Joseph F. & Ina P. Bullington. He moved to Rockford, Illinois at the age of five with his parents. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1962. He then joined the U. S. Navy in...
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Eliza Mae Wisecarver

December 18, 1944 - December 27, 2015


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Claudette Hattie Wyatt

July 26, 1951 - December 26, 2015


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Lena Faye Hillman

June 30, 1949 - December 24, 2015


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Edith Stump

January 3, 1943 - December 23, 2015

Edith Marie Hickman Stump, age 72, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. She was a member of Compassion Church of Morristown. She was loved by all and will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hazel Hickman; sister, Geraldine McCoy; and brothers, Charles, Jack, James, Doris and John David Hickman. Survivors include her husband...
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Ellen Hinkle

December 16, 1932 - December 22, 2015

Elnora "Ellen" Cobble Hinkle, age 83, of Morristown, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. She was a member of Morristown Baptist Tabernacle. She professed Christ as her Savior at an early age. Ellen owned and operated a beauty shop for several years and later attended visual arts classes at Carson Newman University. She also was a volunteer at Heritage Nursing Home, where...
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John Andrew Hopkins

April 6, 1934 - December 14, 2015

Rev. John A. Hopkins, age 81, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 14, 2015 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. He served in both the United States Army and Navy during the Korean War and Vietnam War. Rev. Hopkins was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Hopkins; and brother, Bill Hopkins. Survivors include his...
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Duane Keith Shockley

September 3, 1959 - December 12, 2015

Duane K. Shockley, age 56, of Dandridge, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at his residence. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Whitesburg and worked at Press Inc. for 11 years. He was a veteran of the U S Army. He was preceded in death by his father, Ulous Shockley; daughter, Tara Shockley; and brother-in-law, Clifford Sopshier. Survivors include his children, Jason...
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Danny Lynn Phillips

April 5, 1947 - December 9, 2015

Danny Lynn Phillips, age 68, of Cleveland, TN, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Danny recently moved from Bean Station, TN. He was a former Pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Mooresburg, TN. He retired from T.R.W. Danny was an avid fisherman and hunter, loved to play softball in his younger days, and was very active in his local community. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lacy...
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George Lee Shepard

January 10, 1923 - December 9, 2015

George Lee Shepard, age 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Russellville on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. George was born on January 10, 1923 in Hamblen County to the late Walter and Mayme Shepard. George was a veteran who had served in Europe during World War II. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Morristown. George was a retired truck driver. He was among the first members of the...
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Beulah Jane Price

July 7, 1922 - November 30, 2015

Beulah (Maize) Stump Price, age 93, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 30, 2015. She was a member of Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Virgil Price; mother, Myrtle Williams Stump; father, Edgar Stump; sisters, Clara Lou Stump Bailey, Frances Stump Burgin, and Elizabeth Stump Elmore; and brothers, Ralph Stump, Charles...
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James B. Walker

June 24, 1941 - November 16, 2015

James B. Walker, age 74, of Whitesburg, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was a member of Robertson Creek Baptist Church and was a retired Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Porter and Bonnie Ruth Seay Walker; sister, Marie Wheeler; and brother, Earl Walker. Survivors include his wife, Louise Gray Walker; daughter, Teresa and...
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Billy Eugene Broyles

August 9, 1929 - November 15, 2015

Billy Eugene Broyles, age 86, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at his home. He was a member of First Christian Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and employed at BASF for 43 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Minnie Broyles; sister, Dorothy (Kenny) Mandel; and brother, Kay Broyles. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dorothy...
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Bettie Sue Birgen

April 19, 1943 - November 9, 2015

Bettie Sue Birgen, age 72, of Bulls Gap, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015 after a long hard battle with cancer. She worked as an RN for Morristown Dialysis for several years and ended her career at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Sinking Springs Lutheran, where she was very active. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Gertrude Harless; and brothers, Howard D....
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Doris Joann Boyer

October 10, 1930 - November 1, 2015

Doris Joann Day Boyer, age 85, of Morristown, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015. She was of the Baptist faith. She was retired from Quincey's Steakhouse. She was preceded in death by her parents, A. J. "Otto" and Jennie Day of Hancock County; three sisters; and six brothers. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Barry Russell, Rita and Ron Epperson, Kathryn and David...
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James Ilo Moshier

January 31, 1935 - October 31, 2015


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Barbara Faye Gilbert

July 19, 1962 - October 24, 2015

Barbara Faye Williams Gilbert, age 53, of Talbott, went home to be with the Lord and her mom and dad, on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lollen "4-Barrell" and Wanda Witt Williams; and grandparents, Wiley and Sadie Williams and Bradford and Pearl Witt. Survivors include her son, Chris Williams; granddaughter, Emily Williams;...
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Clarence Robert Gilliam

April 26, 1928 - October 22, 2015

Clarence Robert Gilliam, age 87, of Mohawk, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 22, 2015. He was member of Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Gilliam; father, Auther Gilliam; mother, Alice Gilliam; step-mother, Sochia Gilliam; grandson, Scott Hayes; and sisters, Vergie, Loretta, and Ruby. Survivors include his children, Marvin ...
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Docia Ann Collins

January 24, 1935 - October 19, 2015

Docia Ann Collins, age 80, died of congestive heart failure on Oct. 19. She was born in 1935 to Roy and Josephine Gollahon and grew up in the Dover Community. She was still in high school when she met Lee Collins and declared it was love at first sight. The couple was married 56 years until Lee's death in 2010. Ann worked for many years at Magnavox before becoming a full-time mother and wife....
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Judy Ann Olson

August 26, 1942 - October 12, 2015

Judy Ann Olson, age 73, of Bulls Gap, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 12, 2015, in the comfort of her home. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruth Glock; son, Eric Olson; daughter, Michele Olson; great-granddaughter, Lillian Leach; and brother, Dennis Glock. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Richard...
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Earl W. Crider

June 19, 1924 - October 9, 2015

Earl Wesley Crider, age 91, of Morristown, peacefully departed this life on Friday, October 9, 2015. Mr. Crider was a WWII Army Veteran and served on the VFW Post 5266 Color Guard for many years. He was a member of the F & AM Masonic Lodge 231 for 55 years. He retired from American Enka/BASF and then worked at MAHLE. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Emma Watts Crider; wife,...
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Linda Griffen

December 22, 1944 - October 7, 2015


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Joan Tate Dominguez

June 22, 1931 - October 6, 2015


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Molly Marie Purkey

November 15, 1961 - September 26, 2015


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Charlotte Standifer

November 28, 1920 - September 25, 2015


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Clarence Keith Burgin

December 16, 1939 - September 17, 2015

CLARENCE KEITH BURGIN, age 75 passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was member of Calvary Baptist Church. He served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rev. Ed and Jessie Burgin; and sister, Marlene Burgin.He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Peggy (Greene) Burgin; sons, Gordon (Barbara) Burgin and Jeff (Donna)...
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Lewis Howerton

November 5, 1936 - September 17, 2015

Lewis Howerton, age 78, of Bean Station, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Ridgeview Terrace. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ellen Howerton; and brothers, Donnie and Lawrence Howerton. Survivors include his son, Jim Howerton; grandson, Joshua Howerton; sister, Sue Witt; brother, Lonnie Howerton; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the...
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Debra Ann Mccoin

March 3, 1957 - September 13, 2015

Debra McCoin, 58 of Bean Station, formerly of Pikeville, KY, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Duke Medical Center in NC. She was born March 3, 1957 in Pike County to the late Sam & Oma "Clevinger" Potter. Debra worked 30 years as a hairdresser in her own salon in Pikeville, KY. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by...
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Betty Jo Green

December 2, 1931 - September 13, 2015

Betty Jo Green, age 83, of Bulls Gap, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 13, 2015. She was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church. Betty was always known for her wonderful, spunky personality and her love and concern for her family and others. She always put others first, whether caring for the sick or making sure no one in her presence was hungry. If you met Betty,...
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Robert D. Miller

August 14, 1929 - September 9, 2015


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Mike Brewster Booker

August 4, 1926 - September 6, 2015


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Anthony D. Holt

February 2, 1962 - August 30, 2015

ANTHONY (TONY) DWAIN HOLT, age 53 of Morristown was welcomed home to the Loving arms of Jesus and his Momma and Daddy on Sunday, August 30, 2015. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dwain and Edna Holt; grandmother, Gertie Holt and uncle, Dave Ogan. Tony's strength and courage is an inspiration to his family and friends that will be with us...
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Willie Dean Collins

June 15, 1935 - August 20, 2015

Willie Dean Collins, age 80, of Morristown, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 20, 2015. There to greet him was his loving wife, Mable; parents, Lon and Cecil Collins; and sister, Beulah. He was saved at a young age in a Little Cottage Prayer Meeting. He was a long time member of Slate Hill Baptist Church. He is survived by his sons, Mike (Rita) Collins, Allen (Angi) Collins;...
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Buford Carroll Moore

May 7, 1944 - August 14, 2015

Buford Carroll Moore, Sr., age 71, of Newport, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Carroll Moore; parents, Sam and Nannie Bea Moore; mother-in-law, Teresa Perez; and father-in-law, Daniel Perez, Sr.; and furbaby, ChicoSurvivors include his wife, Sylvia Ann Perez Moore; daughter, Carolyn Moore; sons, Buford...
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Mark Christopher Jinks

December 15, 1972 - August 10, 2015

Mark C. Jinks, age 42, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 10, 2015. He was a member of Restoration Church. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Houston Hixon; and grandparents, Tom and Dorothy Jinks. Survivors include his wife, Branda Jinks; daughters, Desiree? (Jensen) Ford and Siarha Jinks; grandson, Hudson Ford; parents, Wayne and Barbara Jinks; brother, Scott ...
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Matthew Harold Lumpkins

July 7, 1992 - August 8, 2015

Matthew Harold Lumpkins, age 23, of Mooresburg, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 8, 2015. He was a member of Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church and the Tennessee Army National Guard Troop D Regimental Support Squadron 278th Armored Calvary Regiment and worked at Sekisui TA. He was preceded in death by his papaws, Desmond Lumpkins and Mack Atkins. Survivors include his parents, Harold...
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Jimmie Thompson

February 10, 1934 - August 6, 2015

Jimmie Richard "JR" Thompson, age 81, of Whitesburg, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He served in the US Army. JR was a builder, farmer and an avid horseman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Emma Thompson; son, Richard William Thompson; and sister, Virginia Jo Gammon. Survivors include his daughter, Tammie (Mike) Thompson...
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Elsie Edna Roark

April 7, 1918 - August 5, 2015

Elsie Roark, age 97, of Bulls Gap, passed away on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at the Heritage Center. She was a loving lady with a beautiful smile. We were so blessed to have had her as our mom. She was the oldest member of Bulls Gap Baptist Church and a member of Bulls Gap O. E. S. She was a hairdresser for 50 years and loved every minute of it. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie...
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James Edward Simmons

June 5, 1948 - August 4, 2015

On August 4, 2015, James Edward Simmons, or as we called him, Jim, passed away. He was very talented working with vehicles of many makes and models, both under the hood as well as body work. Husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend, Jim will be missed. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Jesse Gardner Simmons and Nannie Bell Holt Simmons. Jim is survived by his faithful wife of...
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Dorman Brogan

March 2, 1928 - August 3, 2015

Dorman Brogan, age 87, of Bulls Gap, passed away peacefully in his sleep at The Wexford House, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Hancock County on March 2, 1928 to the late Will and Lee Ora Purkey Brogan. He married Nancy Edith Johnson as teenagers and together they moved to Ohio for work and to raise their family. They lived there for 50 years before retiring "down...
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Audrey Ann Spoon

June 10, 1938 - August 1, 2015

Audrey Ann Dalton Spoon, age 77 of Morristown, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, August 01, 2015. Audrey was a member of Power House Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; O.C. and Louise Dalton, sister; Velma Knox, brothers; Roy Dalton and M.F. Dalton.Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Frank Spoon, daughters; Lisa (Brian) Walton of Talbott and...
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Jerry Lathim

May 12, 1950 - July 31, 2015


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Tracy Stevenson

June 16, 1960 - July 31, 2015


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Annie Cupp

April 25, 1940 - July 28, 2015

ANNIE ELIZABETH CUPP, age 75 of Rutledge passed away on Tuesday, July 28, at her residence. She was a member of Russellville Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Sally Sizemore; sisters, Wanda Vesper and Martha Francis Sizemore.She is survived by her husband of 58 years Robert Cupp; children, Donna (Jeff) Harmon, Duane (Lisa) Cupp and Danny (Kecia) Cupp all of...
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Laura Mae Singleton

March 26, 1922 - July 20, 2015


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Donnie Allen Bullington

September 10, 1973 - July 14, 2015

DONNIE ALLEN BULLINGTON, JR., age 41 of Russellville, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Morristown Hamblen Health Care Systems. He was preceded in death by his sons, Jacob and Joshua Bullington; brother, Tracy Bullington; maternal grandmother, Nell Davis; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Mary Bullington. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Cindy and C.L. Irick; father and step...
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James Francis Heck

August 23, 1946 - July 6, 2015

JAMES FRANCIS HECK, age 68 of Mohawk, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his residence. He was an Army Veteran serving in Vietnam. A Military graveside will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Dodson Creek Cemetery in Rogersville with the Hawkins County Color Guard officiating. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown.
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Charles Delmar Vaughn

June 20, 1941 - June 29, 2015

Charles Delmar Vaughn, age 74 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord at his sons home in Talbott, on Monday, June 29, 2015. Mr. Vaughn was the owner of Vaughn's Heat and Air and was a member of Calvue Baptist Church. Mr. Vaughn is preceded in death by his parents; Robert and Ruth Vaughn, brothers; James Vaughn and JR Vaughn and his sister; Alberta Vaughn.He is survived by his wife of 55...
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Helen Graves

November 21, 1919 - June 23, 2015

HELEN GRAVES, age 95 of Morristown, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Heritage Nursing Home. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her sister, Bernice Griffith of Germantown, TN; sons, James Jones and wife Shirley of Morristown and Reggie Jones and wife Ann of Holland, MO; four grandchildren,...
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Betty Ann Albert

August 13, 1943 - June 11, 2015

Betty Ann Albert, age 71, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Pelfrey. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Leroy Albert; daughter, Sheila Albert; grandson, Isaac Albert; brothers, Thomas, John, and Bill Pelfrey; sister, Martha Pelfrey; beloved uncle, Henry Hall; special...
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James Edward Cook

May 11, 1965 - June 8, 2015

James Edward "Rocky" Cook, age 50, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 8, 2015. He was a member of Big Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Edward Cook; and step-son, Joshua Gentry. Survivors include his wife, Terry Brooks Cook; step-son, Cody (Courtney) Glasscock of Mooresburg; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Randall and Doris Brooks; sister-in...
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Bertha Louise Gilliam

July 9, 1938 - June 4, 2015

Bertha Louise Buddenbohn Gilliam, age 76, of Whitesburg, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015. She was born on July 9, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Arundel High School in 1956. She loved to knit, crochet, quilt, garden, and can. She also loved her roses and all her dogs. She enjoyed camping with her late husband and going to Dollywood. Bertha is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Frank Ray Trent

April 6, 1919 - June 2, 2015

Frank Ray Trent, age 96, of Sneedville, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia June Trent; parents, James Edward and Kittie Rhea Trent; and several siblings. Survivors include his children, Patricia "Dean" (John) Kent, Kenneth (Kathy) Trent, Edward (Sandy) Trent, Carson (Pam) Trent, and Brenda (Pete) Hill;...
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Ida Faye Self

December 10, 1930 - June 2, 2015

Ida Faye Self, age 84, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Signature Healthcare. She attended Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in Greeneville. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Self; and sisters, Lilly Buckner and Pauline Couch. Survivors include her children, James R (Michal) Self, Katherine (Robbie) Sands, and Kimberle Hayes; grandchildren, Stephen...
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Shirley Jean Dinkins

July 1, 1949 - May 31, 2015


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Samira Shayeb Stepp

March 24, 1932 - May 25, 2015

Samira Shayeb Stepp, age 83, of Morristown, passed away at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Systems on Monday, May 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sameera and Bahiyeh Abdallah.Survivors include her husband, Mack Stepp; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Gates of Morristown, Carolyn Houchstad of Newport, and Shelby Riley of Rayford NC; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be...
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J. W. Drinnon

October 4, 1939 - May 20, 2015

J.W. Drinnon age 75 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare Systems on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. Mr. Drinnon was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Mooresburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellick and Lola Drinnon; sister, Juanita Testerman and brother, Charles Drinnon. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pat Drinnon; daughters, Lynn Drinnon ...
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Raymond Henry Hodge

January 2, 1933 - May 19, 2015

Raymond Henry Hodge, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 after an extended illness. He was born and raised in Rutledge. Ray accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. He entered the U. S. Army at age 18 having served in Korea, Alaska, Japan, Germany and Italy before retiring after 20+ years of service. He then worked at Sorbus Corporation in Oak Ridge as a Computer Technician for 20 years. He...
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Carl Franklin Jones

February 27, 1937 - May 18, 2015

Carl F. Jones, age 78, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Allen and Beuna Jones; and brother, Ralph Vincen Jones.He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mildred Hope Jones; children, Vincen Allen Jones and wife, Robin,...
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Margie Lee Kinder

May 5, 1935 - May 17, 2015

Margie Lee Kinder, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the age of 80. She was surrounded by family and friends. Margie made preparations for this day many years ago. She was a member of Friendly View Baptist Church and sung for several years with the Friendly Four Quartet. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ulys Kinder; parents, Esmer and Lilly Willis; sister,...
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Clure Hurley

July 25, 1936 - May 14, 2015


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Betty Jewell Purkey

April 7, 1941 - May 13, 2015

Betty Jewell Purkey, age 74, of Mooresburg, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul T Purkey; parents, Clay and Hannah Short; five brothers and one sister. Survivors include her children, Nancy (Bob) Grooms, Linda (David) Stapleton, Chris (Brenda) Purkey, Jeannie Purkey, Ilene (Lynn) Delph; grandchildren, April, Marsha, Tanya, Brent, Jessica, Tyler...
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Elsie Mae Delph

October 5, 1922 - May 12, 2015

ELSIE MAE TRENT DELPH, age 92 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at her residence. She was a member of Kingswood Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bascom Delph; parents, Roy and Nellie Trent; sisters, Wilma Boyd and Mary Lawson; and brother, Frank Trent.She is survived by her daughters, Anita Hyde of Springboro, OH, Faye Martin of...
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Freddie Jones

July 26, 1947 - May 9, 2015

Freddie Allen Jones, Sr., age 67, of Morristown, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 9th, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hassell and Ruby Jones.Freddie is survived by his son, Freddie Allen Jones, Jr. and his spouse Tammy Jones of Pelzer, SC; his daughter, Heather Killingsworth and spouse Steve Killingsworth of Greer, SC; grandson, John Allen Kelly and spouse Morgan Kelly...
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Beverly Merlene Davidson

October 5, 1934 - April 28, 2015

Beverly Merlene Davidson, age 80, of Bean Station, was born on October 5, 1934 and went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2015. She has joined her loving husband, Rev. Carson Davidson; parents, John and Hazel (Laughner) Hayes; brothers, Arnold, Kenny and Larry Hayes; sister, Carolyn Hayes. She was a member of Dry Valley Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Davidson;...
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Harold Francis Scheller

April 13, 1933 - April 28, 2015

Harold F Scheller, age 82, of Mohawk, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Life Care Center of Morristown. He served as Deacon at Concord Baptist Church since 1976. He retired in November 2014 from ETI after many years of working with people he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonita Scheller. He is survived by his children, Dale Scheller, Phillip Scheller,...
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Cleason Albert Wells

September 22, 1933 - April 25, 2015

Cleason Albert Wells, age 81, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord at his home on Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was a Deacon and a member of Spruce Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; Hubert and Lyda Mae (Carroll) Wells; granddaughter, Rachel Wells; sister, Bernice Gass; and sister-in-law, Paulette Wells. He is survived by his loving wife of over 53 years,...
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Robert James Hayes

December 1, 1925 - April 24, 2015

Robert "Bob" Hayes, age 89 of Bulls Gap, went to be with the Lord at his home on Friday, April 24, 2015. He was a member of Mosheim Missionary Baptist Church and a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Bertha Hayes; brothers, Eugene Hayes, Ernest Hayes and Elmer Hayes; sisters, Ruth Sauceman and Maggie Short. Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Pearl Hayes;...
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Betsy Jane Stroud

September 26, 1928 - April 10, 2015

Betsy (Betty) Jane Stroud age 86, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong member of Talley's Chapel United Methodist Church, and was saved at a young age. She was employed for many years at Lee Wayne Knitting Mill, Mohawk Furniture and Lee Industries. She was preceded in death by her parents: Clifford and Mary Fletcher, husband: J.T. Stroud,...
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Marty Lewis Green

February 19, 1970 - April 9, 2015

Marvin Lewis "Marty" Green, age 45, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at UT Medical Center. He was a member of Lakemoore Church of God. He was preceded in death by his children, Ashtin and Jacob Green; uncle, Robert Keith Green; and grandfather, Marvin "Pops" Green. Survivors include his sons, Austin and Dustin Green; daughter, Shelbie Kesterson; mother, Marian...
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Mary Jane Evans

March 22, 1956 - March 28, 2015

Janie Evans, of Mosheim, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her only grandchild, Jean-Luke Lane of White Pine, Tennessee; father Ira K. (Dick) Brooks of Morristown, Tennessee; grandparents, W.E. and Mary Harmon, Kyle (Tippy) Brooks, Silvas and Alice Evans, all of Greene County, Tennessee.She is survived by...
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Beverly Joan Dyer Shaffer

October 5, 1932 - March 26, 2015


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Bertha M. Hale Jones

March 26, 1928 - March 25, 2015

Bertha M. Hale Jones, age 86, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Heritage Center. She attended and was a founding member of Lakemoore Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Jones; parents, George and Della Hale; daughter, Charlotte Jones Cole; brothers, Rufus, Cephas and James Hale; and sisters, Ermma Perry, Irene Gray...
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Terry Dewayne Seal

August 26, 1964 - March 25, 2015

Terry Dewayne Seal, age 50, of Bulls Gap, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 after an extended battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Seal; grandparents, John and Louisa Seals, and George and Lola Seal. Survivors include his wife, Chasity Seal; mother, Geraldine Seal (Pearl Wayne Howard); children, Jennifer (David) Green, Tenika (Victor) Kyle,...
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Mable Davis McCollough

May 27, 1938 - March 21, 2015

Mable Dorothy McCollough, age 76, of Mooresburg, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 21, 2015 after a prolonged illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd McCollough Sr.; parents, Leola and Elmer Davis; brother, Fred "Buddy" Davis; sister, Opal Scearce; special nephew, Michael Scearce and son-in-law, Anthony Strange. Mable was loved by all who knew her and in turn...
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J.L. Haun

November 10, 1924 - March 13, 2015

Jacob, J.L. Haun. age 90 of Bulls Gap, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at his home. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bulls Gap. He was a retired agent operator for Norfolk Southern Railroad with 40 years of service and farmer. J.L. loved the Lady Vols coached by Pat Head Summit, popcorn and later in his life sausage gravy and biscuits from McDonalds.He is preceded in...
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William Oral Davenport

June 28, 1934 - March 6, 2015

William Oral Davenport, age 80 of Russellville, TN passed on to his heavenly home on March 6, 2015 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was born in Success, Missouri on June 28, 1934. As a teenager he delivered milk and worked in a dairy, then after graduating high school he joined the United States Air Force, where he served over 20 years as an aircraft mechanic. He served in Korea and Vietnam,...
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Skip Stanley Haynes

February 8, 1961 - March 4, 2015

Skip Haynes, age 54, of Morristown, passed away at Lakeway Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was a loving husband who was dedicated to his family and church. He was a member of Russellville Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernie Haynes; grandparents, Sam and Thelma Sellers and Lee and Ruth Haynes; and aunt, Charlotte Cornett. Survivors include his wife of 27...
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Charlie Carol King

September 11, 1926 - March 4, 2015

Charlie Carol "Doc" King, age 88, of Morristown, passed away at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a long-time employee of Wallace Hardware. He was preceded in death by his father, Crockett King; mother, Ottie Welch King; sister, Carolyn Horner; and brothers, Francis, John, Jim, George, David and Sam King. Survivors...
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Mable L. Knight

May 10, 1931 - February 28, 2015

Mable Knight, age 83, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 28, 2015. She was of Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Birdie Lamb Biggs and her step-father Jim Biggs; husband, J.C. Knight,; sisters, JoAnn Paxton and Jean Hayes. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Jennings, Linda Gilbert and Mary Sherrod all of Morristown; sisters,...
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Edgar Messer

January 25, 1929 - February 21, 2015

Edgar Messer, age 86, of White Pine, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family, Saturday, February 21, 2015. Edgar was born January 25, 1929 in Bell Hill, TN to Dad and Winnie (Henderson) Messer. He was saved and baptized in the name of the Father, son and Holy Ghost at an early age. He is preceded in death by his parents, David and Winnie Messer; brothers, A. D., Thurman, and...
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Alta Genese Poole

June 21, 1931 - February 21, 2015

Alta Genese (Short) Poole, age 83, went to be with her Heavenly Father on February 21, 2015. Genese was a member of Legion Memorial Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap, VA and later moved her membership to Morningside Baptist Church. She was born in Calvin, VA and was one of seventeen children. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ballard Thurston Short and Susie Lillie Flanary; her beloved...
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Kelly Darrell Burke

April 2, 1948 - February 15, 2015

Kelly Darrell Burke, age 66, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. He became a Christian at 17 years old. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by his father, Ross Burke; and mother, Juanita Burke. Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years, Deborah Burke; sister, Carolyn Whitaker; aunts, Doxie...
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Winnie Agnes Stone

July 28, 1936 - February 15, 2015

Winnie "Agnes" Wilder Goins Stone, age 78, of Morristown, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenner and Bobbie Wilder; brothers, Harvey "Kay" Wilder, Elmer Wilder and Charles Wilder; sisters, Betty Johnson, Irene Edwards and Imogene Horner; son, Raymond "Eddie" Goins; and husband, Jessie Stone. Survivors include her daughter, Paula Cook; son-in-law...
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Ella Christine Dean

September 30, 1929 - February 11, 2015

Ella "Christine" Dean, age 85, of Morristown, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Life Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Dean; parents, Estel and Molly Carroll; sisters, Ruby Pridemore and Ruth White; two infant daughters; and a grandson. Survivors include James (Lucy) Dean of Greeneville, Debra "Debbie" Pearson of White Pine, Wanda Cannon of Morristown,...
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Pauline H. Mullaney

April 19, 1924 - February 10, 2015


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Gene Franklin Jeffers

November 1, 1937 - February 8, 2015

Gene Franklin Jeffers, age 77, of Bulls Gap, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at his residence. He was a member of Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church and was employed by Berkline for 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob Franklin and Pearl Frye Jeffers; sisters, Patricia Jeffers, Mildred Jeffers, Pauline Cox, Lucille Ferris and Margie Blake; and nephew,...
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Pastora Wood

August 27, 1949 - February 2, 2015

Pastora C. (Yeary) Wood, age 65 of Dandridge went to be with the Lord at Turkey Creek Medical Center on Monday, February 2, 2015. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. Pastora was preceded in death by her parents; Felix Pedro Castillo and Cristina Mendez, 1st husband; Michael A. Yeary, brother; Danilo Torres. Pastora is survived by her husband; Robert Wood II, daughter; Patricia C...
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Lonnie Eugene Jackson

May 8, 1928 - January 28, 2015

Lonnie Jackson 86, of Benton Kentucky formerly of Morristown passed away Wednesday, January 28th at Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, Ill. Mr. Jackson was of Church of God faith. He is preceded in death by his parents: Eugene and Olive Marie Lloyd Jackson, 1st wife: Opal Jackson, brothers: Claude, Harold and James Dotson, sisters: Ruby Abshire and Ethel Burley. Mr. Jackson is survived...
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Cheryl Ann Shultz

August 6, 1958 - January 27, 2015


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