Clarissa D. Gaines

June 26th, 2015

Clarissa D. Gaines – passed away June 26, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. She graduated from Alcoa High School class of 1973. She worked at U.T. Hospital and in Syracuse, New York. Denise was a member of Church of Christ in Syracuse. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Cooper and [...]

John D. Gill, Jr.

June 22nd, 2015

Mr. John Darren Gill Jr. was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 18, 1960 to the late Mr. John Darren Gill Sr., and Mrs. Cecil Rene Gill. John was the seventh of their eight children. John passed away on June 22, 2015 in Atlanta, GA and was a member of Greene Forrest Baptist Church (Atlanta, [...]

Ned Wilson, Jr.

June 15th, 2015

Ned Wilson, Jr. – departed the earthly life for his heavenly home on Monday, June 15, 2015. He was born February 3, 1947 to the late Ellie Zigle and Ned Wilson, Sr. Ned is preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Wilson; sister, Diane Wilson; brother, Archie Wilson. He leaves to cherish his memories: daughter, [...]

Ronnie Lee Coffer

June 14th, 2015

Ronnie Lee “Red Dog” Coffer – age 66, of Ben Atchley Veterans Home, went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Isabella (Robert) Freeman and Albert Coker; grandparents Gordon and Rosa Coffer; sister, Cheryl (Vesta) Coffer; nephew, Donald Lauderdale; loving companion, Tonia “Tonie” Briggs. Left to cherish [...]

Mary L. Mathis

June 5th, 2015

Mary L. Mathis – age 53 of Knoxville, TN departed this life June 5, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family, her courageous battle is completed. She was preceded in death by her father, Buford Mathis; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. (Martha) Blanton, Jr.; Joe Lee (Ida) Mathis; uncle, James B. Blanton III; [...]

Donald E. Graves

May 28th, 2015

Donald Edward Graves – Transitioned this life on May 28, 2015 at his residence. He was a WWII Veteran and retired from Greyhound Bus Lines with 25 years of service. He was the oldest member of The Mount Zion Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Graves; daughters, Donna Blakney, Sonya Gwinn; [...]

Joel William Simpson

May 26th, 2015

Joel William Simpson (Bear) – passed away suddenly May 26, 2015 in Covington, GA. He was preceded in death by parents, Bertha M. Simpson and Roland Simpson. He is survived by his wife, Norma Williams Simpson; sisters, Betty McHenry, Saundra Douglas, Mary Agnes, Olene, Rose and Cassie all of Knoxville; devoted uncle, Edward Leroy (Jacqueline) Blair; [...]

Olivia Hamilton Mitchell

May 25th, 2015

Olivia Hamilton Mitchell – departed the earthly life for her Heavenly home on Monday, May 25, 2015. She was born November 10, 1921 to the late Dora Hamilton. Olivia is preceded in death by husband, Robert F. Mitchell, Jr.; 2 sisters, Gladys Hamilton and Asalee Jones; sister-in-law, Inez Hardin; granddaughter, Sonya Sullivan. She leaves to [...]

Barbara J. Burris

May 10th, 2015

Barbara Jean Anderson-Burris – age 78, departed this life to her heavenly home on May 10, 2015. Barbara’s life was devoted to her family; she was adored by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church where she was the “Mother of the Church”, Barbara and her [...]

Rachel L. Smith

April 29th, 2015

Rachel L. Smith – age 71 of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Beverly Park Place Nursing Home. Survivors, devoted nieces, Rose Womble and Connie Blair; beloved nephew, James Watson; sister, Della Watson; brother, James Roy Smith; daughters, Tracie Farrow and Yolanda Smith; a host of other relatives to include grandchildren, [...]