Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Alexander C. Wade

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Alexander “Bud” Wade, age 88 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 25, 2017.  He was a member of Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church.  He retired from Leinart’s Inc. and Equip Control. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Margaret-Jean Wade; son, Ronald (Sharon) Wade; daughter, Waneta (James) Long; granddaughters: Carmen (J. Paul) Jones, Leslie (Ryan) Bond of Dallas, TX and Kimberly Long of Charlotte, NC; great-grandson, John P. Jones, III; great-granddaughter, Jade Bond; sister, Thelma Jackson; nieces, nephews and a lot of dear friends to include the Bradley, Moore and Voyager Club families.  Special thanks to the Avalon Hospice Staff, Jackie Davis and Deidre Tate for their tender and loving care. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with the funeral to follow, at Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church, 2084 Dandridge Avenue, with Rev. Dr. Elston McLain officiating. The final resting place will be at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 East Gov. John Sevier Highway, on Friday June 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM with military honors. A white dove release will conclude the services.

Hertistine E. Wooten

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Hertistine Ellen Every Wooten, 67, affectionately known as “Dooley”, departed this life at her home on Monday, May 22, 2017.  She was a graduate of Austin High School Class of 1967 and furthered her education at Knoxville College where she graduated in 1971 with a BS Degree in Business Education.  She worked in the Oak Ridge-DOE Complex for 32 years and she retired in 2006 as Manager of Staffing and EEO/AA at Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC.  She was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Knoxville Alumnae Chapter.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Christine Every; father, Willie Every; grandmother Roberta Chesney; aunt, Bobbie Cavitt; uncle, R.L. Leonard and other family members.  She leaves to cherish her memory, devoted husband, Hollis Wooten; loving sister, Doris (Pat) Every; brother William (Susan) Every; nephews, Jeffrey Every of LasVegas , Nevada and David Every; sister-in-law, Mary Nixon; brothers-in-law, Iven Wooten and Roy Wooten;  adopted sisters, Margaret Scott Coleman, Hildrith Gillespie, Vernell Gray, Patricia Trammell and Emma Yancey; a host of other, nieces, nephews,  relatives and friends to include Frank (Snapper) Carr, William Kennedy, the Chesney, Leonard  and Gillette families.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, with funeral services to follow, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Avenue, with Reverend Leroy Franklin officiating.  The final resting place will be at New Gray Cemetery.  Services are to conclude with white dove release.

Margaret R. Gaiter

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Margaret Ross Gaiter, a native of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Holston Rehabilitation and Health Center. She was a 1947 graduate of Knoxville College.  After retiring from the Knox County Public School System, she continued her leadership roles in various civic, community, and public organizations. She was a faithful member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church where she served as minister of music for 38 years. She is preceded in death by husband, Felix Gaiter; daughter, Kathleen Gaiter Lowery Roberts; daughter-in-law, Kathy Henderson Gaiter; brother, Clifford Ross; sister, Constance Ross Mills; brother-in-law, Gaither Mills; mother, Margaret Ross Mitchell and step-father, Amos Mitchell; and aunts Macie Williams, Annie Lucille Houston, and Bessie Willard Houston. She is survived by children Felix Ross Gaiter and Peggy (John) Jackson; grandchildren Robin L. Barnes, Roger (Katherine) Lowery, Natalie Swift, Yusef (Michelle) Gaiter, Velvet Gaiter, Felix Xavier Gaiter, and Kleopatra Gaiter;  great-grandchildren Tariq and Jalil Barnes, Bishop Lowery, Lynden Gaiter, and Lacey Gaiter; sisters-in-law Erma Ross and Versie Gaiter; nieces and nephews Patricia (Bobby) Jennings, Anthony Mills, Dorothy (Larry) Brice;  great-nieces and nephews  Leslie Green, Tracey Hill, Raphael (Ashley) Mills, Rashaad Mills; great-great nephews and nieces  Martez and Jaida Hill, Raquell, Raphael II,  Ashiah, Sophia and Angela Mills. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. with the service to follow at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, 520 College St., Knoxville, TN, with the Reverend Dr. Michel Caldwell, officiating. Interment Services will be held on Wednesday, May 17, at 11:30 A.M. at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 East Governor John Sevier Highway. A white dove release will conclude the services. Mrs. Gaiter can viewed after 1:00 P.M. on Monday, May 15, 2017 in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary. Special appreciation to Larry Brakebill, Dr. Wahid Hanna and the University of TN Medical staff, and staff at Holston Rehabilitation and Health Center. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Beck Cultural Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915 or to the Byron G. Ragsdale Scholarship Fund, Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, 520 College St., Knoxville, TN 37921.

David F. Miller

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

David F. Miller, of Knoxville, born February 16, 1954, better known by friends and family as “Candyman,” left us unexpectedly on Sunday, May 7, 2017. He is preceded in death by parents, David and Wilma Miller; and three brothers, Michael, Randy and Donnie Miller. He is survived by his husband Joshua Miller; three sisters: Terrie Barker, Tammie Barger, Teresa Brooks; two brothers-in-law, several nephews and nieces, aunts and an uncle. All who knew Davy will dearly miss him, his humor, his uncanny ability to be three steps ahead of the plan and innate capacity for merchandizing. The best wheeler and dealer you ever met, and never met a stranger. For now, we say “Talk to you later; keep the deals moving on the other side.” The family will receive friends on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow.

Mildred Hughley

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Ms. Mildred Hughley, affectionately known as “Milk,” departed this life peacefully on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was born November 4, 1932 in Zebulon, GA to the late Zire Hughley, Sr. and Ada Mae Russell Hughley. She was the fourth of eight children born to this union. Mildred lived a long and fruitful life, always abounding in prayer and faith.  She confessed her life to Christ at an early age where she joined Fullers Chapel United Methodist Church.  After moving to Knoxville, TN, she served faithfully at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church until her health failed. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, W.J., Jessie and Zire Hughley, Jr. She leaves to cherish her loving memory on devoted son, Jerome Roscoe (Sandra Maples) of Knoxville, TN.  Her memories will also be cherished by her two granddaughters, Keziah Roscoe and Denisha Hardin; four siblings, John Hughley of Hollywood, FL, Roy (Mary Jean) Hughley, Betty Alexander and Elizabeth (Arthur) Childs all of Zebulon, GA; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; special cousin, Pearl Roddy; special friend, Peggy Billingsley; and special neighbors, the Evans and Williams families. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary, with the funeral to follow at 1:00 PM.  The final resting place will be at Mount Olive Cemetery following the service. A white dove release will conclude the services.

Hazel M. Woods

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Hazel Mercedes Ewing Woods, born November 13, 1927, of Knoxville in Goin, TN to the late Alfred and Ellen Ewing, passed peacefully into  the hands of her loving Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Tennova Physicians Regional Medical Center. She is preceded in death by six sisters and her husband James Gilbert Woods, Sr. She is survived by four children: Sandra (James) Hoffman, Ellen Anita (Ralph) Parker, James Gilbert (Cookie) Woods, Jr., and Cathy Jamesena Woods-Gales; five grand-children and three great-grandchildren; special friend Lillian Dirl; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Foster Chapel Baptist Church, 2101 Ault Rd, with Pastor Joseph Tolbert as eulogist. Open visitation will be Wednesday, April 19, 2017 after 11:00 AM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary and Thursday, April 20, 2017 after 4:30 PM at Foster Chapel Baptist Church. The final resting place will be at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 East Gov. John Sevier Highway, on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM. Services will conclude with a white dove release.

Neil D. Brabson

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Neil D. Brabson was born November 18, 1951. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He departed this life at Fort Sanders Medical Center on April 10, 2017. Neil was preceded in death by his father Marshall and mother Geneva Brabson Little. He leaves to cherish his memory devoted wife, Tommie Brabson; daughters, Marquisha and Christina Brabson; grandchildren, Nadia, Maleah, Christian and Malaysia; brothers, James “Jake” (Genois) Brabson, Gary (Mary) Brabson, both of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Elayne Brabson of Fort Wayne, IN and Carol Brabson of Memphis; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary.

Limmie “Bear” Smith

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Limmie “Bear” Smith, age 60, was silently called home on April 5, 2017.  He was born on March 2, 1957 in Chattanooga, TN. He was preceded in death by his devoted mother, Lizzie Smith Knaff, and his brother Melvin. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving brother, Willie F. Pettus, Sr.; his siblings, Francis Burum and Taylor Smith; his sister-in-law, Limateen Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow at 12:00 PM at True Light Missionary Baptist Church, 3229 George Light Rd, Knoxville, with Elder Darris Waters officiating.

Josephine Brown

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Josephine Brown, of Knoxville, departed this life peacefully on April 2, 2017. She was born on August 17, 1917. She was the loving and devoted wife of late Haywood C. Brown. She is preceded in death by her husband and her sons-in-laws, Homer Buffington and Earnest Allen.  She leaves to cherish her memories her beloved children, James H. (Neady) Brown, David C. Brown, Essieaurt Buffington and Mattie Allen; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Brown will lie in state in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary on Thursday, April 6, 2017 after 12 noon.  Graveside services at will be Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Sutherland Avenue, with Reverend A. Jean Delaney, officiating.

 

Lola H. Allen

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Lola Marie Huggins Allen, age 51, of Knoxville, departed this life on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at her residence.  She was a member of Children of God Ministries COGIC where she served faithfully until her passing.  She was a Knox County Schools retiree. She is preceded in death by her father Albert Lee Huggins. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 15 years, Alphonso J. Allen; daughter, Sydney E. Allen; son, Jarvis D. Allen; mother, Alice Craig Huggins; three sisters, Deborah H. (Kenneth) Taylor, Alice H. (James) Allen and Doretha H. Holmes; twelve nieces and nephews; five great nieces and nephews; a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Children of God Ministries COGIC, 309 Deaderick Avenue, with the funeral to follow at 1:00 PM, Superintendent Phillip Hamilton, Sr., officiating.  The final resting place will be at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery,2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, Lola has requested donations may be made to an educational GoFundMe account at www.GoFundMe.com/EducateSydney/ for her daughter Sydney.