Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Ernest J. Hickson, Sr.

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Ernest James Hickson, Sr., was born January 20, 1934 went to be with the Lord November 10, 2015. Owner of Hickson & Sons Maintenance Service. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a devoted husband and loving father. Preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Hickson; sons, Mark and Norman Hickson; granddaughter, Chalise Anderson. Survived by daughters, Vernita Lee, Norma (Kevin) Grant, Yvette (Henry) Williams, Jacquelyn (Terry) McGhee, Lelia (Bernard) Groves; sons, Ernest (Kassie McCurry) Rickson, Jr., Zanthur Hickson; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 11:00-12:00 p.m. at Knoxville Christian Center, 818 North Cedar Bluff Road with service to follow at 12:00. Interment to follow at 1:30 p.m.,  E. Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike. Service to conclude with Military Honor Guards, dove release and blanket presentation.

Arthur E. Jones, Sr.

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Arthur E. Jones, Sr. departed this life Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Lolla Belle Jones; aunt, Mrs. C.A. Powell; brother, Iverson McLemore and daughter-in-law, Kionia Jones and many cousins, relatives and friends. He is survived by wife, Patricia M. Jones; son, Arthur R. Jones, Jr.; daughters, Rosslyn and Raechell Jones; brother, James T. Ward; grandchildren, Shawn Ross Evans, Oshia Evans and Ruth Herrera, Jasmine and Alexandra Jones and two great-grandchildren; special cousins, George and Gladys Shirley, Ann Arbor Michigan, Jewell Minor, Harvey, Illinois; sister-in-law, Laura F. Goss; nieces, Patricia Miles, Celeste Brooks; nephews, Ralph and Runyaro Goss, Berkeley Gilbert special friends Rosetta Leath, Dr. Eric Leake and family, Rev. Joel and Ruby Miles; many other friends and the Greater Warner Church family. Family will receive friends from 3:30 – 4:30 pm on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Greater Warner A.M.E. Zion Church with funeral service to follow. Rev. Shirley Kincaid officiating. Interment Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:30 AM E. Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 2200 E. John Sevier Hwy. Services to conclude with Military Honor Guards, and blanket presentation.

Georgia Kathryn (Mackey) Dubose

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Georgia Kathryn (Mackey) Dubose’s sunrise, March 16, 1942 in McCormick, SC. Sunset November 15 2015. Georgia was the eldest of two children. She was a graduate of Austin High School Class of 1959. She was an honor student. She was a graduate of Knoxville Business College Class of 1992 with an Associate’s degree in Accounting. Georgia was a very loyal and dedicated employee at Martin Marietta (Union Carbon/Y-12 National Security) where she retired. She also worked for Hamilton National Bank and Time DC Trucking Company in the Payroll Department.She was a loving and devoted wife to Willie A DuBose for 47 years while living in the Burlington Community they raised four boys, Troy, James, Cedric and Charles. “Ms. Georgia” as she was affectionately known was loved by many. Even though she was a Mother to four boys she was a Mother to many. She opened her home and heart to her son’s childhood friends extending her love to Kenneth Termon and other friends. Georgia never met a stranger as she was loving and giving to all that crossed her path. She enjoyed her family, cooking, shopping, going to church, doing arts/crafts, listening to gospel music, dancing, and gardening. She was very active in her church serving as a deaconess at Community Evangelistic Church (C.E.C). of Knoxville, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie A DuBose, father, Willie Pat Mackey, mother, Rovena Mackey and brother, Charles Mackey. Georgia’s memory will be cherished by her children, Troy O. Miller-DuBose, James DuBose (Barti), Charles DuBose (Gwen) and Cedric DuBose (Colorado. She will be remembered by her grandchildren, (Mother Carla DuBose) Darius, Cornelius, Nasya and Jayden (son of Charles and Gwen) and Dionna Neal, (Ohio) (daughter of Cedric and Latrice); a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and other family members of McCormick, SC. Georgia had lifelong friendships that will forever treasure her memory, Shirley Robinson, Denota Fain, Shirley King, Shirley Lundy, “Ms Connie” (Sevierville, TN) and dedicated and faithful cousins Rufus Lomax (Knoxville, TN), Etrulia Walker (McCormick, SC) and Payne Family (Albert, Linda and Tierney of Ohio). The family will receive friends from 11:00- 12:00 Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Community Evangelistic Church with funeral service to follow. Pastor Reginald Strong officiating. Interment to follow at Highland South Memorial Park. Services to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Joyce Hall Cozart

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Joyce Hall Cozart’s sunrise was on February 9, 1954 In Knoxville, TN. She was the third of five children. She worked at Sigma Alpha Epsilon for many years. Joyce is preceded in death by her father, Hayes Hall; husband, Pat C. Cozart and brother, Carl Hall. Joyce’s memory will be cherished by her children, Kenneth (TaWannna) Hall, Carla Hall and  Roderick Hall; devoted step children, Pat and Waverly Cozart; grandsons, Kenneth Hall, Jr.,  Anden Fine; mother, Margaret Hall; sister, Vivian (Kenneth) McClellan, Wanda Abrams and  Debbie Hall all of Knoxville, TN., Angela (hall) Jones of Cincinnati, OH.; a host of nieces, nephews other family and friends; special friend Chasity Gaines. The family will receive friends Monday, November 2, 2015   from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. the Home going Celebration to follow at 1:00 p.m., at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Gene Thomas, officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Martel Cemetery in Lenoir City. The services will conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Samuel A. Jones

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Samuel Augustus Jones, age 89, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015. He graduated from Knoxville College in 1947 and was a Charter Member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Beta Epsilon chapter. He retired from the Hamden, Connecticut Fire Department where he worked as a firefighter for 30 years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Sam was preceded in death by his first wife, Penelope van Smartt Jones and their daughter, Lorraine Haten. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Jones; his sons, Kenneth Jones and Timothy Hill; his daughter, Monica Miles; his grandchildren, Nitia Miles, Chloe Miles, Anthony Miles, Jr, Jada Miles, Briana Hill, and Nicole Hill; his great grandson, Caden Nedd; and his nieces and nephews: Cynthia Giles, Gregory Jones, Mark Jones, Linda Jones, Cheryl Jones, Marilyn Jones, Alan Jones, David Collins, Ida Williams, Joan Collins, Desiree Williams, Les Jones, Demetrius Jones, Turan Smith, and Lynetta Spears and other relatives  and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6-8 PM at Unity Mortuary. A celebration of Sam’s life will be held at Bentley Street Christian Church, 417 Bentley Street, Knoxville, TN 37914, on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00AM with Dr. A.H. Smith, Pastor, officiating. Interment immediately following at New Gray Cemetery, 2724 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921. Services will conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Gail Yvonne Johnson

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Gail Yvonne Johnson transitioned from life to life on October 27, 2015  Gail was born to James and Carolyn Johnson on January 12, 1956. Gail was educated in the Knoxville City School System. She was a very good student. She graduated from Rule High School. Gail was a wonderful care giver for her grandfather, the late Mr. Carl Johnson. She was dependable and demonstrated great skill in caring for her grandfather. Gail was also not afraid to express her opinion if she felt she needed to do so. She worked at the World’s Fair and National Linen. Gail also did volunteer work at Town View Towers. Gail was loved by her family and friends and her memory will be cherished by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. James C Johnson (Carolyn); one sister, Ms. Sherry Diane Johnson; four brothers, Mr. James C. Johnson, Jr., Mr. Maurice A. Johnson, Mr. Troy D. Johnson, and Mr. Antwon Young.  She will also be remembered by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 5:30 until 6:00 p.m. the Home going Celebration to follow at 6:00 p.m., at Unity Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Steve Simpson officiating. Interment will be Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10:00 am, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The services will conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Hubert Jackson

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Hubert Jackson – age 75, of Knoxville, TN was born October 3, 1940 and departed this life Friday, October 23, 2015. He was a loyal employee of St. Mary’s Hospital. After 45 years of service he retired. Preceded in death by mother, Willie Jackson; father, Otto Jackson, brother, Richard Jackson, He leaves to cherish his memory: very devoted and loving daughter, Tamala Anderson Stewart (Brian Winton); mother,  of his daughter, Inell Stewart; extended family to include, Debra (Nathan) Howard, Ralph (Joyce) Stewart, Jr., both of North Carolina, Anita Stewart, Angela Stewart,  Clarence Stewart, III and Cheryl Alsup, all of Knoxville, TN: several nieces and a host of friends too numerous to name. The family will assemble at the home of Tamala Anderson 2118 Spring Hill Road.  Receiving of family and friends will be Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 5:00 till 6:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at Unity Mortuary , 1425 McCalla Ave. Pastor Shawn Angel officiating.

Pastor-Elder David Williams, Jr.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Pastor-Elder David Williams, Jr. was born March 1, 1947 to the late David L. Williams and Minnie D. Kyle. He transitioned to his heavenly home on October 22, 2015. Pastor David Williams, Jr. was called to the ministry at a young age of 7 years old. When he got older at the age of 13 he accepted the LORD and was baptized under Pastor Gabriel of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Middlesboro, KY. Later on as he got older he answered the Lord’s calling and he joined Tabernacle of Praise Church, at that time under the leadership of Pastor Ricky Talley. It was there where he preached his first sermon. Later on he moved and joined Universal Church of Deliverance where he trained for many years under Bishop Dr. Allen Butler. After this, he was called to Pastor Hoop Creek Baptist Church.  Then the LORD called him to Pastor Walking By Faith Church where he labored until the LORD called him home. He was employed at Browning Ferris, Incorporated for many years. He is preceded in death by sister, Gail Johnson, Mary Helen Gibson of Lexington, KY.; Brother, Willie B. Johnson of Florida.; Step-parents, Benjamin Johnson and Edna Williams; Grandparents, Bob and Carrie Williams, Andy and Sally Kyle and Anna Lee Mize; Great-grandparents, Wiley and Berdie Rodgers. He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Mildred. During this marriage they had 2 children son, Keith Williams, daughter, Amy Williams; 2 granddaughters, Alexis Williams and Angelica Barnett; Brothers, Robert Williams and Michael Williams both of Cleveland, Ohio, Terry Johnson of Knoxville, TN, Bill Johnson of Columbus, Georgia, Charles Richardson of Birmingham, Alabama; Sisters, Patricia (Lamar) Stevenson and Faith Williams both of Cleveland, Ohio, Carolyn Kyle of Lexington KY.; Special Uncle, Melvin J. Kyle, Sr.;  Special aunt, Mary Robinson; Brother-in-laws, Rev. Dexter Jordan, John (Sona) Ford, Ralph (Vanessa) Ford, Kenneth Ford;  Special Sister in law, Mary (Ronald) Davis,  Sister-in-laws, Virginia (Randy) Hugley, Patricia (Bruce) Williams, Sharon (Paul) Jordan, Barbara Jordan;  Special friend, Barbara Carter; a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  The family will receive friends Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 2:00 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Simpson officiating. Interment will be private.

James Brown, Jr.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

James Brown, Jr., age 29, was born on Sept. 21, 1986 in Henrico County Richmond, VA and departed from us on Oct 21, 2015 at UT Hospital in Knoxville, TN surrounded by family and friends. He had love and passion for his family, working at Westgate Resorts, Mr. Cool, performing his music, and seizing every opportunity to be a kind friend. Cherishing his fond memories are parents, James & Lucy (Pagan) Brown; step mother, Pamela Brown; son, Malcolm Brown; brothers, Aaron (Destiny), Calvin, Coley, & Eric; sisters, Regina (Garrett) & Anita. Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins will miss him greatly. His laugh, compassion, and smile will always be remembered. Viewing is at Unity Mortuary (1425 McCalla Ave, Knoxville) on Sunday, October 25, from 4:00 – 8:00. Family will receive friends on Monday, October 26, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 with funeral services following at New Covenant Baptist Church (10319 Starkey Ln, Knoxville), Rev. Fredrick Brabson officiating.  Interment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, TN.

A’Zyrain K. Duncan-Johnson

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

A’Zyrain Kai Duncan-Johnson passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Ft. Sanders Regional. He leaves to cherish his little memories: mother, Madaisia Duncan, father, Aubrey Johnson; grandfathers, Carl Rader, Wilson Johnson; grandmothers, Valeria Bindsong, Jamesana Tate and  a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives too numerous to mention. The family will receive on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Unity Mortuary Chapel.