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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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Bethel Inez Turner

November 10, 1940 - November 15, 2016

Bethel Inez Turner, age 76, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Idas Chapel in Sneedville. Bethel enjoyed working with her flowers, gardening and her cats. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milom and Unive Cook; sister-in-law, Annette Turner; and nephew, Steve Ivy. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James Turner;...
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Nola Laster

May 31, 1929 - November 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN.
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Edward Wayne Sturm

October 19, 1952 - November 11, 2016

Edward Wayne Sturm, age 64, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 11, 2016 at his residence. He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of Boyd's Creek Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Dewey and Mary Ruth Sturm; and sister, Lisa Kay Sturm. Survivors include his children, Anthony Sturm, Jenelda (Brandon Owens) Sturm, Lisa (Ralph) Miller, and...
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Rex Smith Barnard

March 24, 1940 - November 10, 2016

Rex Smith Barnard, age 76, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He was a member of Howington Baptist Church in Howard's Quarter in Tazewell. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Inez Woods Barnard; infant daughter, Pamela Barnard; parents, James Smith...
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Charles Clifford Hinkle

September 7, 1929 - November 4, 2016

CHARLES CLIFFORD HINKLE (CLIFF), age 87 of Life Care Nursing Home, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 4, 2016. He was a member of Morristown Baptist Tabernacle. Cliff was retired from the US Postal Rural Letter Carrier Service and served as President of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees in 1997. He volunteered with his wife, Ellen at Heritage Nursing Home for...
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John Hubert Reed

June 27, 1920 - October 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN.
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Isac Massey

October 23, 1941 - October 27, 2016

Isac H. Massey, age 75, of Morristown, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016. He was of Baptist faith. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents; Loyd and Verna Lee Massey, sister; Elizabeth Southerland and brother; Jim Massey.Survivors include his son; Scott Massey, grandson; Zachary Massey with girlfriend BreAnnia Norton, nephews;...
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Nettie Ruth Moles

November 24, 1938 - October 24, 2016

Nettie "Ruth" Moles, age 77, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016. Ruth was a member of Adriel Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Clay Moles, her parents Vernie Bolden Seals and Vaulty Maloney, sisters Mildred Brewer and Carolyn Collins. She was "Mom" to Brenda (Scott) Sliger, Glenda "Sissy" (Danny) Bowlin, Diane (Gary) Dodd, David (Michelle) Moles...
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Lynn Wayland Kirkpatrick

July 8, 1944 - October 22, 2016

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Paul Eugene Skyler

December 11, 1932 - October 20, 2016

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Nellie Ruth Gibson

January 7, 1924 - October 18, 2016

Nellie Ruth Gibson, age 92, of Morristown, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Maryville on the morning of Tuesday, October 18, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 7, 1924 in Hamblen County to the late Hubert and Cornie Bell. Nellie was a resident of Morristown her entire life. Growing up, she attended Enterprise Baptist Church and always enjoyed listening to...
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George Edgar Cook

March 28, 1934 - October 13, 2016

George Edgar Cook, Jr., age 82 of Mohawk, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his son's home. He was a member of Guthries Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Elizabeth Cook; daughter, Carolyn Cook; parents, George and Mae Cook; brother, Willard Cook; and sister, Helen Cook. He is survived by his son, George (Linda) Cook III; daughters, Debbie (Herman...
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James Arnold Webb

April 19, 1941 - September 23, 2016

Pastor Arnold Webb, age 75, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on September 23, 2016. Arnold was a Godly husband, father, grandfather, and pastor, whose life revolved around taking care of his family, his church, his community and others. He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie and Joe Webb. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Doris Webb; daughters and sons-in-law, Lenore and Robb...
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John Lawrence Prew

June 25, 1953 - September 21, 2016

John "Papa John" Prew, age 63, of Rutledge, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at his residence. He was a member of Rutledge United Methodist Church. Papa John was an avid Citizen's Band radio user and a member of the Mountaineer CB Club. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeannette Prew. Survivors include his siblings, Michelle Kollias, Charles Prew, James (Jean) Prew...
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Imogene Miller

September 12, 1946 - September 20, 2016

Imogene Miller, age 70, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at her residence. She was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Jarnagin. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Allen Miller; children, Christy (Chris) Hovious, Harold (Nichole) Owenby, Tim Owenby, and Stacy (Bobbie) Owenby; step-daughter, Lora Jean Smith; 10...
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Maggie E. Bishop

February 11, 1931 - September 17, 2016

Maggie E. Bishop, age 85, of Bean Station, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bean Station, where she served as Sunday School Secretary for over 50 years. She was also a member of Tate Springs Eastern Star #425 for 50 years. She worked at Harris Motor Court as a hostess for 28 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and mother-in...
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Jeanette Morgan

October 27, 1942 - September 15, 2016

Jeanette Morgan, age 73, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at her home. She was a loving wife and friend of 54 years to her husband, Clarence and a loving mother and grandmother to her son and grandchildren. She was a member of Brewer's Chapel in Sneedville. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Robert and Surilda Royston Barnard; brothers...
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William Roy Alexander

August 13, 1934 - September 14, 2016

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Sharon Anne White

December 21, 1952 - September 11, 2016

Sharon Anne Elkins White, age 63, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Jefferson County Nursing Home. She was a member of Parkway Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Clarence Elkins; mother, Addie Mae Elkins; and brother, Melvin Lynn Elkins. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Angie White and Nathan and...
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Wayne E. Blevins

October 11, 1940 - September 10, 2016

Wayne E. Blevins, age 75, passed away at his home in Morristown, TN on September 10th, 2016. He was a deputy sheriff for the Hamblen County Sheriff's Department. He was preceded in death by his parents; Levi C. and Julia B. (Hawkins) Blevins, 7 brothers and 3 sisters.Survivors include his wife; Cathy Blevins, children; Debra (Jeff) Bruce, Tammy Blevins, Tanya (Larry) Hailey, Kimberly Beard,...
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David Conon Cady

May 27, 1940 - August 28, 2016

David Conon Cady, age 76, of Morristown, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, August 28, 2016. He retired 20 years ago from GE, where he worked as an inspector for 40 years. Mr. Cady was a member of Rock of Refuge Church. He had a great love for God, his family and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur V. and Lylian Cady. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mary...
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Lester Guy Turner

October 27, 1927 - August 24, 2016

Lester Guy Turner, age 88, of Russellville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, William M. Turner; and mother, Nora Smith Turner. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Betty Turner; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and LaDonna Turner; sister, Inez Fann; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive...
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Patricia Ann Blanton

July 8, 1947 - August 24, 2016

Patricia A. Blanton, age 69, of Morristown, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at her residence. she was preceded in death by her father, Andrew J. Molner; mother, Reba M.Molner; and sister, Betty F. Ruckert.Survivors include her husband, Elliis W. Blanton; children, Angela F. Mullins, Paul David Mullins, and Paula J. Potter; grandchildren, David A. Webb, Tessia R. Webb, and Mandie W....
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Clyde Wagers

October 10, 1936 - August 21, 2016

Clyde "Billy" Wagers, age 79, of Bulls Gap, TN, formerly of Middletown, OH, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Hawkins Co. Medical Center. He served in the U. S. Navy and retired from General Motors after 30 years. He was a proud member of IUE-CWA. He also enjoyed traveling in his RV. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Lula Hurt Wages; sisters, Louise Wagers and Lorene...
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Margaret Bullion

January 22, 1931 - August 8, 2016

Margaret Bullion, age 85, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 08, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bullion; parents, Sam and Bessie McMurray; brother, Samuel McMurray; and sister, Dorcas McMurray. She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Croley and Janice (Mickey) Dunlap; grandchildren, Patrick Dunlap, Jenny (Josh White) Croley, Erin (Bubba) White; and...
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Glen Hyle Greene

September 10, 1933 - August 7, 2016

Glen Hyle Greene, age 82, of Russellville, died on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Lakebridge Health Care. He entered into the U S Army in 1951, serving in the ASA and was stationed at various bases throughout the world, achieving the rank of Warrant Officer. After retiring, he was very active in the DAV. He is preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Della Greene; parents, Sam and Mayme Greene; son,...
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Kenneth H. Greene

August 1, 1935 - July 26, 2016

Kenneth H. Greene, age 80, of Talbott, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his home. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was preceded in death by his son, Rodney. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Evelyn; children, Frankie (Eileen), Elysa (Ron) Bunch, Elbert (Christa); grandchildren, Stephanie (Sam) Coats, Leo, Emma, Abigail, Kendal; great-grandchild, Harrison; and...
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Kimberly Ann Manis

November 16, 1971 - July 26, 2016

Kimberly Ann Manis, 44, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare Systems. Kim was a loving wife, daughter, sister, and friend. Kim had many passions in life, her greatest was her love of horses, her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Greg Manis; parents, Polly Booth and David "Dean" Morgan; and her step-father, Jack Booth;...
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Gary Pierson Scantlebury

November 6, 1970 - July 24, 2016

Gary Pierson Scantlebury, age 45, of Bean Station, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016. He worked at Sextons Furniture for five years and was a member of Noeton Baptist Church. Gary had a love of singing a variety of music and enjoyed outdoor activities such as boating, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed watching motorcycle races, as well as riding motorcycles. Survivors include his children,...
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Zora Ruth Dodson

October 4, 1939 - July 18, 2016

Zora Ruth Dodson, 76, of Russellville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18, 2016. She was a founding member of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church of Bulls Gap and was saved at an early age at McClouds Baptist Church in Rogersville. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be missed by all. She was under hospice care at the home of her daughter, Marie...
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Elbert Myers Huggins

November 16, 1918 - July 18, 2016

Elbert "Ruben" Huggins, age 97, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Jefferson City Health & Rehab. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in England from 1943 - 1945. He was a faithful member of Fairview Bible Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Edith Huggins who...
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Minnie Dubberly

January 2, 1934 - July 17, 2016

Minnie Rita Dubberly went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 17, 2016. She was born on January 2, 1934 in Wayne County, Georgia and was a resident of White Pine for nearly 24 years. She was a member of Christian Evangelism Center in Morristown. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James "Jim" Dubberly; daughters, Nancy Eason and Brenda Lyons; mother, Enola Boggs; brothers, Jack...
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Harold Lynn Dickerson

May 29, 1944 - July 11, 2016

Harold Lynn Dickerson, age 72, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 11, 2016 after a battle with heart disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Earl and Viola Dickerson; and six brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Charlotte Shrader Dickerson; daughter, Stephanie Christian of Whitesburg; son, Phillip (Tina) Dickerson of Russellville;...
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Helen Grace Gosnell

August 8, 1938 - July 11, 2016

Helen Grace Chandler Gosnell, age 77, of Morristown, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Life Care Center of Morristown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gosnell; parents, Lewis and Callie Chandler; and brothers, Earl, Bennie, and Tony Chandler.She is survived by her son, Ricky Gosnell; sisters, Wanda Lawson and Ruth Witt; brother, Boyd (Nona) Chandler; special nephew and...
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Everett C. Bryant

December 14, 1928 - July 8, 2016

.Everett Columbus Bryant, age 87 of Rutledge, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016. Everett was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Eliza Bryant; and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by a daughter, Anita Carter; grandchildren, Joseph and Sidney Carter; sisters, Ruby Moyers, Edith (James) Sutherland, Ruth Ann (J.D.) Rogers, Calvin (Mary Annis) Bryant,...
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