Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Alvina Lynne Martin

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Alvina Lynne Martin age 80 of Knoxville, TN  born September 25, 1935, went to be with her Savior on June 02, 2016 at Tennova Hospice. She was a dedicated member of Cherry Street Church of God. Mrs. Martin retired from the State, East Tennessee Chest Diseased Hospital and Knox County Health Department as an X-ray Technician of 44 years. Preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Louise Brown; sister, Edna Brown. Survived by: devoted husband of 62 years, Emanuel Martin, Jr.; son, Emanuel III (Anita) of Chattanooga, TN; daughters, Melodie (Paul) Daniels of Rockford , TN, Marquetta (Fredrick) Waters of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Alishea Thompson, Isaiah Waters, Danielle Daniels and Shantel ( Trailon) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Zion and Amiya Thompson; sisters, Patricia Benton of Dayton, OH, Wanda (John) Buffington of Springfield, OH , Waneeta (Frenchie) Kyle of Jeffersonville, IN and Estelle (Herman) Smith of Athens, GA; sisters-in-law, Roberta Martin and Brenda Beal of Knoxville, TN, Ella Hughes and Pauline (Louis) Troutman of  Lemon Grove, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 11:00 -12:00 PM at Cherry Street Church of God, with the funeral to follow with Entombment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Elder Eric Satterfield officiating and Bishop John Buffington Eulogist. A very special thanks to Holston Rehab and Tennova Hospice for their care. Family will receive friends at 2522 Wayland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914. Services to conclude with full dove release.

Ellis L. Jones

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Ellis Lane Jones of Knoxville departed this life June 2, 2016 at Physicians Regional Medical Center. He was a Sargent the United States Army, Police officer, C.N.A. and FBI Agent. Preceded in death by his father, Ellis Jones Sr., mother, Josie Knight Jones; daughter, Alesia Jones; brothers, Larry, Keith and Michael Jones; sisters, Gloria, Terry and Donna Jones. Survivors devoted wife, Pamela D. Jones; children, Pamela Staples, Patrice Jones, Crystal Owens, Joseph Jones, step-children, Justin, Dashawn Mack, Jeremy and Monica Gist;  a host of grandchildren; sister, Patricia Spencer; brother, Steven Jones and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 5:00 -6:00 at Unity Mortuary Chapel, with the service to follow at 6:00 pm with Pastor Reginald Strong officiating. Interment will be at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM. Services to conclude Military Honor and dove release.

Betty A. Benton

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Benton, Betty Ann Womble of Oak Ridge, TN departed this life on April 12, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Jackson; great-grandson, Mekhi Reid; mother, Naomi Womble; brother, Lawrence Womble; aunt, Mary Horton; cousins, William Holt, Paul Holt, David Holt and Revae Holt. She is survived by: daughters, Millicent Jackson and Christina Benton; grandchildren, Italy Drake, Cameron Tate, Joshua Brooks, Averie Brooks, and Nathaniel Brooks; great-grandson, Maurice Reid, Jr; sisters, Reverend America (Reverend Melvin) Miller and Janice (A. Maurice, Sr.) Donaldson; brother, James Womble; special friends, Priscilla and Mike Phillips, Deborah Long and Linda Williams; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family will receive friends Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:00-2:30 PM with Celebration of Life Service to follow at Bentley Street Christian Church with Reverend America Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina, 4600 Park Rd. Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209, in honor of Betty Benton.

Larry C. Chapman

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Larry Charles Chapman was born to Christopher and Dorothy Chapman on November 15, 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 10, 2016. He fought a good fight, he kept the faith. Larry was a long time member of High Street Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA. Preceded in death by his father Christopher Chapman, Sr., brother, Jimmie Chapman, nephew and Lil Ike Crowder. He leaves to cherish his memories: mother, Dorothy Chapman, Knoxville, TN., brothers, Herman Chapman, Roanoke, VA., Drs., Chad (Marilyn) Chapman, Atlanta, GA., Reverend Chris Chaney, Chattanooga, TN., Sisters, Apostle Linda (Rosewill) Hayes, Charlotte, NC., Christine Brown, Selena Crowder, Mary Chapman, Knoxville, TN., Dorothy (Carlton) Simpson, Roanoke, VA., a host of devoted nieces, nephews and cousins to include, the Hemphill, Kennedy, Davenport, Stone, Truesdale, Taylor, Gordon and Thomas families, devoted friends, Gregory (Arnita) Harper, Ontario, CA. and Albert Workman, Knoxville, TN.  The family will receive friends at Unity Mortuary Chapel on  Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11:00 to 12:00 with  the Homegoing Celebration to follow at 12:00 with Reverend Reginald Strong officiating and Apostle Linda Hayes, eulogist. Interment will immediately follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery with the Unity dove release to conclude. The family wishes to express thanks and sincere gratitude to Serene Manor Medical Center and University of Tennessee Cancer Center.

Thomas Clark, Sr.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Clark, Thomas, Sr. – departed this life on Saturday, January 23, 2016 a Beverly Park Place Health & Rehabilitation Center. Preceded in death by parents, Richard and Roberta Clark; brother, Richard D. Clark; grandmother, Rosa Lee Clark; first wife, Grace A. Clark; second wife, Betty Stovall Clark; aunt and uncle, Deacon Horace (Carrie) Stribling. Survivors: sons, Thomas Clark, Jr., Stevie Clark, Robert Askew, Jackie & Andrae Moore; daughters, Belinda (Ralph) Moore and Tiffany Moore; devoted sisters, Minister Rose Clark and Mary F. Clark; devoted brothers, John Clark, Billy Darden and Reno (Sophia) Hall; sisters-in-law,  Francis Hickey and Brenda Stovall; devoted cousin, Margaret (Levi) Willis; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 5 to 6 PM with services to follow at 6 in the William V. Powell Memorial Chapel at Unity Mortuary with Pastor Steve Simpson officiating.

Dr. Jesse James

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Dr. Jesse James passed away on January 18, 2016, at his residence. He was born on January 26, 1937, in Haynesville, Louisiana, and is a graduate of Texas Southern University where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics. In 1965 he earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Dr. James came to Knoxville College in 1965 as a Chemistry Professor. During many summers, he worked as a researcher at ORNL, Colgate Palmolive, and UT. Dr. James is survived by Sylvia, his wife of 56 years, and 5 children, 7 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church on Cedar Bluff Road. Father Michael Woods is officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens. Services to conclude with dove release and blanket presentation.

Shelia L. Mattress Hooker

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Shelia L. Mattress Hooker, was born February 10, 1970 went home to be with the Lord on January 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by father, Robert Mattress; grandfather, James Mattress; great-nephew, Tawaud Mattress, Jr.; niece, Shaira; grandmothers, Geneva Freeman and Barbara Taylor;  grandfather, Lee Higley. She leaves to cherish fond memories: husband, Evans; a mother, Patricia Mattress ; son, DeAngelo (Jocelin); daughter, Amica; sisters, Sylvena, Fran, Sadie; grandmother, Mary Mattress; in-laws, Quentian & Corene Davis; grandchildren, DeAngelo, Jr, DeJamar, Paris, Mill, Quest; nephews, Credic, Tawaud, David, Jeronie, Jamarcus; nieces, Kia, Jamisha, Ja’Dayia; a host of friends, cousins and other relatives to include the Mattress, Hooker, Taylor, Turner, Moutry, Freeman, Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio, Higley and Myers families; relatives and Ladies Around the Table. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm funeral service to follow at 3:00 pm at Unity Mortuary with Pastor Sanford Miller officiating.

Danny “Rock” Anderson

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Danny (Rook) Anderson, of Knoxville passed away January 9, 2016. He was preceded in death by both parents, John Anderson, Sr. and Ollie Avery-Anderson; siblings, Loretta and Jerry Avery. He leaves to carry on his memory: wife, Debra Anderson; daughter, Kayla (Josh) Anderson; aunts, Shirley Johnson Avery, Betty Avery; uncle, Bobby Avery; siblings, John Jr., Kenny, Darlene and Renee Anderson; step-children, Jason, Tarnisha and LaQuisha Sullivan and Jada Warren; grandchildren, Briellah Anderson, Ahmad, Quintasha , Jamiya, Sam Mark, Stephon, Shamon, Shaun  and Jamaylia; other relatives Alvin and Gloria McNair, Darwin and Rita Kerr, John and Felicia Bradley and Sandra Sullivan; several nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm with service to follow at 1:00 pm at Unity Mortuary with Pastor Steve Simpson officiating.  Interment will immediately follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Allen Terry Brown

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Mr. Allen Terry Brown, son of the late Jean Blackmon- Brown and Albert Brown, was born on August 28, 1953 in Manhattan, New York. He grew up in Englewood, NJ, later moved to Lancaster and Hilton Head, SC. and Richmond, VA, and eventually moved to Knoxville, TN. He entered into eternal rest on January 6, 2016 at Tennova Hospital. Those left to cherish fond memories are his son, Lamar A Brown of Simpsonville, SC; granddaughter, Senaiya Brown of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, James (Pam) and Albert Jr. of Knoxville, TN, and Glenn of Richmond, VA; and five sisters, Penny (Larry) Cunningham of Knoxville, TN, Sandra (David) Moore of Los Angeles, CA, Estelle (Ryan) Rice and Janice (Andre) Best of Richmond, VA, and Peagan Twitty of Maryland; a special friend, Jonnie Taylor of Knoxville, TN as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016, funeral service 6:30 pm at The Unity Mortuary Chapel. Final service and resting place on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Lancaster, SC.

James C. Bowman, Jr.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

James Clifford Bowman, Jr. departed this life Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie Sue Clemons, father, James C. Bowman, Sr.; step-father Hubert Clemons; brother, Daral R. Clemons; uncle, Emanuel Howard; aunt, Barbara Brinson-Curry. Survivors daughters, Loreasa Harris, Kendra Bowman, LaKesha Westfield; son, James C. Bowman, III; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Boundra C. Bowman, Kimmrita Moss, Vanessa and Jennie Clemons; brothers, Herbert and Esley Clemons; special friends Pamela Buley and Sam Martin; a host of nephews, nieces other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 11:30 – 12:30 pm at Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church 3023 Selma Ave., with funeral service to follow, John A. Ghosten Pastor, Reverend Larry Brinson Eulogist. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services to conclude with dove release and blanket presentation.