Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Keyawna Z. Bingham

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Keyawna Z. Bingham, age 35, of Knoxville, departed this life on November 11, 2017 at Physicians Regional Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her grandmother Shirley Hines. She leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Angela Smith; father, Ignatius Bingham; beloved children, Ka’meel and Isaac; siblings, Sedalia Bingham, Ignatius Jr., Elijah, Isaih, Andrea and Stephanie; grandmother, Pastor Hattie Bingham; step-father, William Smith; devoted friends, Karmeeka (Wesley) Bragg and Mamie Bingham; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11 AM to 12 PM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow with Pastor Hattie Bingham officiating.

 

Blanche Buffington

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Blanche Buffington, aged 88, of Knoxville, TN went to be with the Lord on November 9, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.  She was born September 13, 1929 in Loudon, TN, the daughter of the late James and Cora Hardy of Loudon, TN. Blanche had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of New Beginnings Christian Community Fellowship where she enjoyed many outings with her senior church group.  She was an avid traveler and thoroughly enjoyed her many travels where she visited most of the 50 states. Blanche was predeceased by her husband James E. Buffington, her daughter Carol Y. Baker and son-in law, Thomas Baker, Sr., her three brothers Claude, Frank and Henry Hardy and three sisters, Susie Hampton, Willie Mae Beasley and Helen Bates.  Blanche is survived by her son Larry Buffington, Knoxville, and daughters Dolores Bewley, Waldorf, MD and Teresa Buffington Simpson, Charlotte, NC.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 12:30 – 1 pm at Freedom Fellowship Christian Church, 4027 Papermill Drive NW, Knoxville TN 37909 where Derick Wakefield is the Pastor, with a celebration of life service to follow at 1 pm, Dr. Valentino officiating.  The final resting place will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery (John Sevier Hwy). Services will conclude with a white dove release.

Robert Aymer

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Robert “Big Bob” Aymer, peacefully returned to the Lord, on October 19, 2017. He was born July 19, 1944 in Plymouth, Montserrat to the late Ann Aymer and Isaac Perkins. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved children: Marilyn Powell (PA), Cecil Neville, Donathan (Trisha) Christian (TN), Elizabeth (Delroy) James (NY), Mario (Stacy) Christian (TN), Matthew (Georgia) Christian (TN), Pheona (Roger) Bowser (TN), RosaMaria (Tyrone) Jackson (TN); 14 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 10:57 AM to 12:00 PM, with the funeral to follow at 12:00 PM, at College Hill SDA Church, 1837 Brandau Street, with Pastor Nathan Williams officiating. The final resting place will be at Mount Olive Cemetery following the service. A white dove release will conclude the services.

 

Mellow M. Every

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Mellow Mae Davis Every passed away October 18, 2017. She was a faithful member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She is survived by two sisters, Audrey (Nathaniel) Mitchell of Newark, NJ, and Lenora Davis; dedicated nephew, Arthur Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, caregivers and neighbors. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 11:00-11:30 AM at Mount Olive Baptist Church, with the funeral to follow at 11:30 AM, with Rev. Jesse Williams officiating. The final resting place will be at New Gray Cemetery following the service. A white dove release will conclude the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mt Olive Baptist Church, 1601 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915.

Margaret J. Wade

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Margaret Jean Thomas Wade, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 13, 2017.  Margaret was the daughter of the late Dowell Thomas and Betty Bragg.  She was born February 4, 1931 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was a member of Logan Temple AME Zion Church.  She was a graduate of Austin High Class of 1950. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Alexander Wade.  She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter, Waneta (James) Long; son, Ronald (Sharon) Wade; granddaughters, Carmen Jones of Knoxville, Leslie (Ryan) Bond of Dallas, TX and Kimberly Long of Charlotte, NC; great-grandson, John P. Jones, III; great-granddaughter, Jade Bond; sister-in-law, Thelma Jackson; nieces and nephews, cousins, and devoted cousin, Alma Moore; along with  a host of dear friends.  Special thanks to the Avalon Hospice Staff, Kathy Tate, Jackie Davis, and Deidre Tate for their loving care. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 5:00-5:30 PM, with the Funeral Service to follow, at Logan Temple AME Zion Church, 2744 Selma Avenue, with Pastor Kamau Kenyatta officiating. The final resting place will be on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 220 Gov. John Sevier Highway. A white dove release will conclude the services. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Logan Temple AME Zion Church.

Edward R. Howell, Sr.

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Edward Ray Howell, Sr., known as “Brother”, “Red” and “Unc”, was born on November 30, 1934 to Lester and Pearl (Turner) Howell. He took his wings home to his heavenly Father on October 9, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Orangie Ann (Collins) Howell; daughters, Orangietta and Cordonnia; granddaughter, Yolanda; brothers, Ross, Charles Sr., and George Sr.; sisters, Alice, Helen and Edna; and sister-in-law, Arvine Hodge. He is survived by his daughters, Constance (Curtis) Davis and Jennifer (Willie) Ross; son, Edward Jr. (Denise); devoted grandson, Huey (Shenika); other grandsons, Curtis Jr., and Jonathan Davis; a host of grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; devoted nephews, Terry, George, and Willie; devoted niece, Kathy Faye; and a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Unity Mortuary, 1425 McCalla Avenue, with the funeral service to follow, with Elder Malcom Hill officiating. The final resting place will be at Highland South Memorial Park following the service. A white dove release will conclude the services. The family will assemble at 1620 Wallace Street after the services.

Andrew I. Patrick

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Andrew Isaih Patrick, of Knoxville, departed this life on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Mary Patrick; father, Hollis Allen; two brothers, Hollis Allen and Alexander Patrick; sister, Miracle Patrick; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends too numerous to name. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Honey Rock Victorious International Church, 4113 Holston Drive, with the Celebration of Life service to follow at 5:00 PM with Apostle Jerry Upton, Pastor, and Pastor Ron Butler officiating.

 

 

Mary E. Marshall

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Mary Etta Marshall, affectionately known as Etta to her family, was called home on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Etta was the eleventh child born to the late Mr. Enoch and Henrietta Fant Thompson of Anderson, South Carolina. She is preceded in death by husband, Mr. Claude Marshall of Anderson, South Carolina, eight sisters and six brothers; sisters, Beatrice Wildeman, Alberta Rice, Katherine Lee, Doris Warmack, Eden Thompson all of Anderson, SC, Lorene McLaughin of Nashville, TN and Eloise Thompson of Liverpool, OH, brothers, Roosevelt, Johnny, ET and George Thompson all of Anderson, South Carolina, LT Thompson of Detroit, Michigan and Wallace Thompson of New York, New York; son Ronnie Eugene Brodie of Knoxville, TN. She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and was a devoted member of Payne Ave Missionary Baptist Church of Knoxville, TN. A loving person, Etta spent many years serving others as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Knoxville, TN and Anderson, South Carolina. She spent many of Saturdays serving the homeless at the Rescue Mission of Knoxville, TN. She is survived by sons, William Stanley Moore of Los Angeles, California, James Edward, Jeffrey (Angie) Lewis and Michael Roy Brodie, all of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Venelle (Vernon) Williams of Columbia, South Carolina, Bryan (Shauna) Samuel of Chattanooga, TN, Lauren, Jeff and Leslie Brodie of Knoxville, TN, and Kaylon Toy of Knoxville, TN; 13 great grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister Ruby Riley of New York; and a host nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 AM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary, 1425 McCalla Avenue, with the Homegoing Celebration to follow at 11:00 AM, with Pastor R.S. Brown, Jr., officiating.  The final resting place will be at Knoxville National Cemetery, 939 Tyson Street.  Services will conclude with a white dove release.

Melba D. Mackey-Walker

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Melba Denise Mackey-Walker, affectionately known as “Ne-Ne” to her family and friends, was called home Friday, September 22, 2017 to be with her Lord and Savior. She was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother. Melba attended Austin-East High School Class of 1977. She also attended Knoxville College. Melba worked for Sunrise Community of Tennessee for 20+ years. She also worked for the Cerebral Palsy. Melba lived her life doing what she loved, enhancing the quality of life for individuals with special needs. She is preceded in death by her father, Mr. James Lewis Mackey, Sr., and her aunt, Katrina Byrd.  She leaves to cherish her memory Mr. Jeremy Bowman; her mother, Mrs. Geraldine Mackey; son, Victor Horace (Rosalind Taylor); grandchildren, Nariah Taylor, Toria Horace, Dishawn Horace and Massiah Horace; sisters, Ms. Jacqueline Mackey and Aola Mackey-Olowoyo; brothers, Mr. Curtis Mackey, Mr. Calvin Mackey and Mr. James (Germaine) Mackey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and special friend, Danielle Logan. A special thanks to Terminix, Inc., Mr. Jim Murry, Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Cindy Biasella and Mr. Bob Hutchison for your love and support. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 12 noon to 1 PM at Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., with the Celebration of Life Service to follow with Pastor R.S. Brown, Jr., officiating. The final resting place will be at Mount Olive Cemetery. Services will conclude with a white dove release.

 

Lillie A. Ogletree

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Lillie Ann Ogletree, of Knoxville, departed this life on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Opelika, Alabama to the late Abbie Vinson, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by sister, Annie M. Gibson; and brothers, Charles Hunter and John Vinson. Ms. Ogletree is survived by her nieces, Mary H. Bradley and Johnnie Ogletree; sister-in-law, Joyce Hunter; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends including Joyce Wippman. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 PM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary, 1425 McCalla Avenue, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Carter Hunter, Jr., officiating.