Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

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.

Marvin L. Turner

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Marvin L. Turner of Knoxville departed this life on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Turner; brother, Glenn Turner. He is survived by 3 sons, Dwynell, Shawn, Eugene; daughter, Leslie; 3 sisters, Patricia, Judy, Pam Turner;  brother, Scott Turner; a host of uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including the entire Turner family in Knoxville, TN. and Calhoun, Ga. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 1:30 pm Friday, January 1, 2016 at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Homegoing Celebration to follow at 1:30 with Rev. Anthony Rodgers officiating. Interment will be private.

Terry J. Johnson

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Terry J. Johnson was called home by our Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. He was born on March 2, 1965 to the late Doris Kyle-Johnson and Benjamin Johnson in Middlesboro, KY. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Helen, Gail Johnson, and brother, Elder David Williams. He leaves to celebrate his life, his only child, LaPorsche G. Warren (Marvin) of Omaha, NE; Ex-Wife and long-time friend, Sharon M. Johnson of Asheville, NC; sister-In-Law, Mildred Williams of Knoxville, TN. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends to memorialize him. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Homegoing Celebration to follow at 2:00pm with Elder Darryl Lindsey officiating. Interment will be private.