Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Frederick D. Jackson, Sr.

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Frederick D. Jackson, Sr., age 90 of Knoxville, passed away at his home on Sunday morning, January 7, 2018. He was born November 19, 1927, in Knoxville, to Edgar and Geraldine Rhoan Jackson. Mr. Jackson, a faithful member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, was President of the Senior (JOY Club) Ministry and an active member of Sunday Church School and the Trustee Ministry. He also sang in the Male Chorus and participated in the Men’s Ministry and Tuesday night Bible study class until his health no longer allowed his active participation. Mr. Jackson, a dedicated and respected servant of God, was the Church Treasurer for thirty-one years. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Mattie Odessa Jackson; second wife, Edith Elizabeth Byrd Jackson; and brothers: Dr. Tillman V. Jackson and Edgar T. Jackson. Among those left to cherish his memory are two sons: Ronald Lewis and Frederick (Terressa) Douglas, Jr.; three grandsons: Frederick III, Robert Thomas and Charles A., all of Knoxville; one sister: Doretha Mungen of Tallahassee, FL; one brother: Rev. Kenneth C. (Beulah) Jackson of Silver Spring, MD; and a host of loving great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and caregivers. The family will receive friends from 2 PM to 3 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, 520 College Street, Knoxville, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 3 PM, with Rev. Michel S. E. Caldwell officiating. The final resting place will be on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike. A white dove release will conclude the services.

Edward Harris, Jr.

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Edward Harris, Jr., age 65 of Knoxville, departed this life on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Physicians Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later time with integrity by Unity Mortuary.

Alfred L. Griffin II

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Alfred Lamar Griffin II, age 37 of Knoxville departed this life Friday, December 29, 2017 at UT Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Emma & Cephas Brewer; grandparents, Richard & Katie Griffin and Willie Henry Satterwhite; uncle, Robert L. Hassel; aunts, Barbra Brown & Victoria Spradling; cousins, Courtney and Michael Gillette and Chaztus Whaley; and special friend, Tesha Bowen. He leaves to mourn his passing his parents: Alfred & Evon Griffin; grandmother: Ora Lee Brewer; brothers: Roderick & Cebra (Donna) Griffin, Merv Rogers, Shawn (Kanessa) Bailey, Terry Griffin; sisters: Chelita Edwards & Tashia Griffin; daughters: Keyisha Murphy, Lamyisha, Lemarina, Za’Rayah Griffin; granddaughters: Amirah Gillette, A’Nyla Hill; nephews: Cebra Jr., Dewayne, Darius, Roderick Jr., Jarvis, Kendrick Griffin, Travis Edwards, Jack Chesney III; nieces: Sciara Griffin, Tavia Edwards, Brodaria Winton, Daishanay Tucker, Terryauna Griffin; uncles, aunts and cousins too numerous to name; devoted girlfriend: Stephanie Means; and devoted friends: Chris, Keith, Eli, Alex, Jarius, Carrie and Amanda. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary, with the funeral service to follow. The final resting place will be on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM at New Gray Cemetery. Services will conclude with a white dove release.

Robert L. Brown

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Robert Lee Brown, age 83, of Knoxville, departed this life on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Physicians Regional Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Brown; his ex-wife, Getrude Brown; and two sons, Cedric Brown and Fredrick Brown. He leaves to cherish his memories two sons, Stanley (Donita) Brown and Lorenza Brown; daughters: Dora (Lawrence) Newton, Colleen Brown, Sandra Brown, Sylvia Brown and Priscilla Brown; step-son, Danny Howell; several grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Tina M. Galyon

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Tina Marie Galyon, age 29, departed this life on December 20, 2017 at her residence. She leaves to cherish her memories her children: Bianca, Zavier and Jaditcia; her parents, Donald and Susan Galyon; brother, Joshua Galyon; sisters, Tara and Rebecca Galyon; and a host of relatives and friends. The Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made to the mortuary toward the funeral expenses.

Deann J. Casselman

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Deann J. Casselman, age 55, of Morristown, departed this life on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Systems. She is preceded in death by her father. She leaves to cherish her memories her sons, Michael (Jozetta) and Bob Henry; her mother, Dorothy Copeland; eight grandchildren, six sisters, four brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. The remains of Ms. Casselman will return to Albion, NY for burial at Mount Albion Cemetery.

 

Prdra A. Hall

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Prdra Arstell Hall, age 52, departed this life on Friday, December 8, 2017 with his sister and brother-in-law by his side. He is preceded in death by his mother, Melzella Hall; father, Carter Jarrett; brother, William “Turtle Rock” Hall; grandparents: Rev. Ernest and Willie Mae Hall; four aunts and four uncles. He leaves to cherish his memories two loving daughters, Imani Hall and Parys Adamson; sisters, Priscilla (Willie Sr.) Evans and Verlina Hall; brother, Roy Hall; two uncles, four aunts, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends too numerous to name. Special thanks to UT Hospice and Club XYZ and the Edge. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 12PM-1PM at Unity Mortuary, with the funeral to follow with Rev. Rose Clark officiating and Rev. Steve Simpson as eulogist.

Harold W. Kline, Sr.

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Harold William Kline, Sr., joined his heavenly Father on December 8, 2017 at Physicians Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 3, 1944 to the late Bonnie Hardy Kline and Charlies Kline in Loudon, TN. Harold attended the University of Tennessee and Morristown College and was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. He retired from Lockheed Martin after 37 years of service. Harold was a prominent member of the East Knoxville Community and served as mentor and liaison among community members and authority figures. He owned and operated Wishing Well Jewelry Store on Magnolia Avenue. He met no strangers and was well-respected in the community and by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife, Geraldine Abrams Kline; devoted son, Will Kline; devoted stepdaughters, Sonya (Tony) Kyle, Connie (John) Gallimore and Crystal Abrams; brothers: Charles (Betty) Kline and  James (Kay) Kline; sister, Doris Moore; devoted niece, Renee Kline Thomas; and many more relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 11 AM to 12 PM at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Avenue, where Rev. Leroy Franklin is Pastor, with the funeral to follow with Pastor Lionel Moore officiating. The final resting place will be Loudon County Memorial Gardens following the service. A white dove release will conclude the services.

Nakisha A. Flack-Scott

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Nakisha Andrea Flack-Scott was born on January 7, 1981 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Eugenia L. Ladd and William E. Scott. She left this Earth to be with her Lord and Savior on May 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George & Betty Flack; father, William E. Scott; and grandfather, B.Q. Scott. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving and devoted mother, Eugenia (Mike); daughter, Dashia; grandson, Chris Solomon, Jr.; sister, Vanessa Scott; brothers: William and Bobby Ladd; and a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 12-1 PM, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow, in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary, with Bishop Zach Flack officiating.

Adrian P. Howell, Jr.

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Adrian Prince Howell, Jr., 3 month old, departed this life on Friday, November 17, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memories his father, Adrian P. Howell, Sr.; mother, Tierra Williamson; brother, Shavonta McGhee; sisters, Dominique Turman, Daja Mitchell and Kelisha Henry; grandmother, Antonia Howell; uncle, Andre Howell; aunts, Angel Coach, Shabrelle Howell, Taya Howell, Brandi Howell; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 2 pm to 2:30 pm in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel of Unity Mortuary, with the Homegoing Celebration to follow, with Apostle Jerry Upton officiating.  The final resting place will be at Mount Olive Cemetery following the service.  A white dove release will conclude the services.