Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Ervin DeBurns

Monday, July 21st, 2014

DeBurns, Eriv Duquesne “Duke” – age 54, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully to his eternal home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at U.T. Medical Center.  Eriv graduated from Rule High School Class of 1977, and served in the United States Marine Corp. Eriv was preceded in death by devoted mother, Charlesetta “Charlie,” “Cissy” DeBurns; grandparents,: Delitha Miller (Bell), Alonzo Bell; special grandmother, “Nanny” Mattie Scruggs; uncles, William Carroll DeBurns, Kenneth Bell, Sr., Elsworth Bell and Alphonso Bell; devoted aunt, Dorothy Bell; Duke loved his family and was much loved by them. Survived by and forever memories left with devoted precious daughter, Erica DeBurns and grandson Aerik Keenan DeBurns, Muskegon, MI.; devoted  brother, JaGade DeBurns with  whom he resided; devoted and beloved sister, Robalynne “Robin” DeBurns (Gerald Revels) Knoxville, TN.; beloved nieces, Monkique Wright and Shayla Hawkins; great niece, Jayriaauna Jones, Knoxville, TN.; special and devoted friend Lynne Anderson, Knoxville, TN.; devoted aunts, Annette Bell and Sarah DeBurns, Knoxville, TN., devoted cousins,  that were raised as brothers, Kenneth Bell II, and Jeffrey Bell,  Knoxville, TN.; many  extended family members  and friends including the DeBurns family members  in Virginia and Arizona. Special thanks to Dr. Tom Kim, Dr, J. Subramanian, Dr. Bertoli and the entire Oncology Staff, Ms. Sylvia and the 7th floor staff and 12th floor Nurses and staff at UT Medical Center.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday July 22, 2014, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. with services to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Rev. A.D. Baxter officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 2200 E. Governor John Sevier Highway. Professional services made with integrity by Unity Mortuary. Mr. DeBurns’ guestbook can be signed on line at www.unitymortuary.com and www.legacy.com.

Marilyn Dalton Moss

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Marilyn Dalton Moss, age 66, of Knoxville, went to her heavenly home on July 4, 2014.  She was a graduate of Austin High School and Morristown College.  She retired from Knox County E-911 where she received many awards including being named Telecommunicator of the Year in 2001.She was a member of Eternal Life Harvest Center. She was born February 24, 1948 to the late LeRoy and Hazel Dalton. Preceded in death by husband, J.D. Moss; sisters, Katherine Wilson, May Helen Dalton and Edna Murriel. Survived by daughter, Sandra A. Moss of Norfolk, VA; son, James (Sandra) D. Moss of Knoxville, TN. Grandchildren, Nakia (Darius) Q. Moss of Knoxville, TN; Joseph Dalton Fires of Norfolk, VA; great grandchild, LeNeah Daniels; sister-in-law, Dollie Queener of Charlotte, NC; many nieces and nephews; devoted families: Murriel, Dalton, Wilson, Carter and Rucker. Special friends to include: William Greenlee of Johnson City, TN and Knox County E-911.The funeral service will be held from11:30am – 12:00 noon Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Unity Mortuary, 1425 McCalla Avenue, Pastor James Davis officiating, and Minister Tabace Burns, Eulogist. In lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions can be made to Knoxville Law Enforcement Credit Union in the name of Marilyn Moss. Family will receive friends and assemble for the funeral at 10:30 am, 2127 Seminole Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Professional Services’ with Integrity by UNITY MORTUARY. Mrs. Moss’s guestbook can be signed on-line at www.unitymortuary.com and www.legacy.com

Elnora C. Muckle

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Muckle, Elnora C. – was born on October 22, 1939 to the union of Carl and Lucille Flemmings. Elnora was raised in the Dante Community and there is where she expired. Family called her “Bobby” and close friends called her “Nora.” She was a graduate of Austin High School class of 1956. Mrs. Muckle was employed at U.T. Medical Center with over 30 years of service until retirement. Elnora enjoyed cooking, baking blackberry and peach cobblers, singing with various gospel groups throughout the city of Knoxville and spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis D. Muckle; parents,Carl W. Flemmings and Lucille Flemmings; brother, “Red” Flemmings. She is survived by daughters, Kimberly Muckle-Rocker, Mickey Muckle-McBee, Karen Muckle-Williams (Bruce), Vanessa Askew and son, Curtis Askew; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Eloise Logan and Edward Flemmimgs; a host of other relatives and friends. A special thanks to Tabernacle Baptist Church, class of 1956 and Mr. David Johnson. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 PM with service to follow at 1:00PM at Unity Mortuary with Rev. Gerald Littlejohn officiating. Interment will be Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM, East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery-John Sevier Highway with a full dove release and blanket presentation.

Lonzo Stephens

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Stephens, Lonzo– of Knoxville passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. Mr. Stephens was a business man and owned and operated, College Cab Company, Soul Record Shop and other businesses in Mechanicsville Area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Stephens; son, Melton Stephens; parents, W.C. “Bob” and Ollie Stephens. He leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Pat Harvey; granddaughters, Rebekah Harvey and Michelle Teasley; great granddaughters, Arisa Spencer, Taylor Teasley; nieces, Evelyn Simpson, Thelma Rick, (Chattanooga) and Debra Stephens; nephew, Michael Stephens; devoted confidant and friend, Maurice Rodgers and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral services to follow at 2:00pm. Pastor Cleveland Jackson, officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Garden. Services to conclude with full dove release.

Lonzo Stephens

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Stephens, Lonzo– of Knoxville passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. Mr. Stephens was a business man and owned and operated, College Cab Company, Soul Record Shop and other businesses in Mechanicsville Area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Stephens; son, Melton Stephens; parents, W.C. “Bob” and Ollie Stephens. He leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Pat Harvey; granddaughters, Rebekah Harvey and Michelle Teasley; great granddaughters, Arisa Spencer, Taylor Teasley; nieces, Evelyn Simpson, Thelma Rick, (Chattanooga) and Debra Stephens; nephew, Michael Stephens; devoted confidant and friend, Maurice Rodgers and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral services to follow at 2:00pm. Pastor Cleveland Jackson, officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Garden. Services to conclude with full dove release.

Jacqueline Elaine Byrd

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Byrd, Jacqueline Elaine – was born November 1, 1952 in Knoxville, Tennessee to the union of Theron, Sr. and Anna Bowman Byrd, and responded to God’s call to come home on May 29, 2014 at 3:30am. She leaves behind a daughter, Tanya Smith, son-in-law Charles Smith; son, George (Brandy) Byrd and Brandon (Ann) Johnson; 13 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Brenda Pridgen and Carolyn Bryd, brother,  Robert (Delorse) Byrd; she also leave behind Edith (Fredrick) Jackson; Uncle, Rev. George Byrd; aunt, Geraldine Rogers and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:00 pm with service to follow at 1:00 pm at Unity Mortuary with Rev. Charles Dexter Ellis Officiating. Interment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Services to conclude with full dove release. The family will assemble at Unity Mortuary at 12:00 Noon.

Charlene (Williams) Dickerson

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Charlene (Williams) Dickerson, a loving wife, sister and aunt, Charlene will always be remembered for her wonderful smile, contagious laughter, lively personality, zest for life, concern and dedication to others, and her love of music and movies. Charlene is preceded in death by her parents, grandmother and mother-in-law. She leaves to cherish her memories: loving husband, Jeffery Dickerson; brothers, Melvin (Sonia) Williams, Jackie Ellis and Dewayne Ellis; sisters, Jenell Williams, Angela (Robin) Saffell, Tiffany Davis and Deshawn (Anthony) Wright; devoted sis-in-law Dana Young, as well as a multitude of devoted aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was loved by her girls, Sharon R., Bonnie P., Janice B., Sherri N., Sharon C. and her two babies Crickett and KoKo. The family will receive friends at Unity Mortuary Chapel on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 4:00 p.m.

Pearlie Mae Muckle

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Muckle, Pearlie Mae – age 95, of Knoxville, TN. departed this life May 24 2014 in Miami, Fl. She was a caring known figure in the Lonsdale community and a devoted Jehovah Witness. She was preceded in death her husband, John Muckle; daughter, Armour Jean Ponders and son, Louis D. Muckle. She is survived by her devoted daughters, Willie Mae (Albert) Hill, Johnnie Mae Muckle, Mary Anne (Jesse) Rhodes; sister- in – law, Elnora Muckle; devoted son, John (Dorothy) Muckle; grandchildren, Avery Hill, Lisa Webb, Shelia Muckle, Dennis Muckle, Darryl  Muckle, Kevin Muckle, Rhonda Muckle, Gary Ponders, Tangela Ponders, Terica (Taurus) Dunn, Kim Rocker, Mickey Muckle-McBee, Karen (Bruce) Williams, Vanessa Askew and Curtis Askew; a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 12:00 until 1:00 pm, with services to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Minister George Johnson, officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.  The family will assemble at 1215 Adcock Avenue.

Dr. Robert H. Harvey

Friday, May 30th, 2014

HARVEY, Dr. ROBERT H. – 91, of Knoxville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  He was born on November 16, 1922 to Reverend and Mrs. John H. Harvey of Lumberton, MS.  Following lengthy battles with tenacious illnesses, Dr. Harvey was surrounded by his family at UT Medical Center as he peacefully entered into his heavenly reward.   A faithful elder of Eastminster Presbyterian Church and a past moderator of the East Tennessee Presbytery, Dr. Harvey is remembered as a stalwart advocate for formal education, military service and community service.   Following his 1940 enrollment in Knoxville College, he enlisted in the US Army, where he served with the 11th Armored Division of General Patton’s Third Army.  Dr. Harvey’s unit provided transport services as The Red Ball Express.  His ability to speak German aided in his most indelible memory: the May, 1945 retrieval of Holocaust survivors from a Munich-area concentration camp. WW2’s end allowed him to earn his undergraduate degree at Knoxville College, his Master’s at the University of Rochester and his doctorate at Columbia University.   As a Knoxville College math professor, the dean of academics, interim president and Acting President, he enjoyed motivating students to exceed their limitations.  Continuing to champion educational excellence, he also served at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. , the US Department of Education, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Texas Higher Education Commission.  Active in civil life, Dr. Harvey was a volunteer on many boards including the Knoxville Symphony and the Joy of  Music School.  As a member of  the Knoxville Kiwanis Northside, he served as their Kentucky/Tennessee Lieutenant Governor  and since 1973 has been fondly regarded as a volunteer score keeper for his friends from the Cerebral Palsy Center who are bi-weekly bowlers.  Dr. Harvey was quoted as saying ,”These people inspire me.  They are the most appreciative people I’ve been around”. 

 

He is survived by his bride of almost 70 years, his college sweetheart Edwina P. Harvey, their children Sharon Harvey Carswell with  Earl Carswell, Robert Brian Harvey with Katherine Ann Harvey, Dr. Denise Harvey, who preceded him in death in 2011, grandsons, Jason with Elizabeth Harvey,  and Benjamin Harvey, and great- grand daughters, Julia and Sierra Harvey, sisters, Clementine Benton  of MS, Marian Ferrell of MD, brothers, Calvin Harvey of MD, Charles Harvey of MI , brother in law, Leander Taylor Sr. of  MS, sisters-in-law, Catherleen , Shirley, Armetha, and Carolyn  Harvey, many nieces and nephews, and a host of colleagues and friends.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Knoxville College, 901 Knoxville College Drive, Knoxville 37921.

 

The family will receive friends Monday, June 2, 2014 from 11 am – 1 pm at Eastminster Presbyterian, 4904 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville  37914, with funeral  services at 1:00 pm.  Interment will be on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:30 am, at Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with full military honors, 2200 East Governor John Sevier Hwy., Knoxville 37920. Services to conclude with full dove release.

 

Myrtle Lauderback

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Lauderback, Myrtle – was born on November 22, 1916 to the parents of the late Clyde Burchell and Mable Lauderback. On Sunday, May 11, 2014 the Lord called and her spirit answered. She was educated in the Knoxville School System and graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1935. Myrtle was a very loving and devoted daughter. She cared for her father until his death. She will be remembered for her kind and loving spirit. She loved flowers and enjoyed growing and sharing them with her friends. She was of the Baptist faith. She was the oldest of four children and was preceded in death by all her siblings, two brothers and one sister, Wylie, Clyde Jr. and Kathleen. Myrtle leaves to cherish her memory: two loving nephews, George Jr. and Arnold Lauderback whom she raised as her own; four devoted nephews and one niece who loved her dearly, and enjoyed spoiling her, Willie (Quintella) Crawford, Hampshire, Va., Willie (Andrian) Crawford, Douglas (Pat Crawford and Jo Ann Hickson all of Knoxville, TN.; many great nephews, nieces and three cousins, Lois LeFlore, Paul and Brenda Lauderback; a very devoted friend, Evette Giles. Memorial services will be held Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Fair View Center, 16 26 Dora Ave. Knoxville, TN.