Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Iola Spencer Lundy

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Mrs. Iola Spencer Lundy, – age 88, departed her life on April 14, 2015 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 12:30 to 1: 00pm with funeral services to follow at 1:00 pm at Mattie E Coleman Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 2537 Selma Ave., Knoxville, Tn. with Reverend DeWayne E. Moore officiating. Interment to immediately follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services to conclude with full dove release. All flowers and condolences should be sent to the funeral home.

Charles T. Allen, Sr.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Charles T. Allen, Sr. – was born November 4, 1930 in Akin, Sc. to the late Bright and Janie Hightower Allen.  He went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, April 13, 2015. Charles received Christ at an early age and rededicated his life on Friday, April 10, 2015. He served in the United States Army for 24 years and worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John (Buck) Allen, William (Goat) Allen; Mrs. Donnie Allen wife and mother of his children; son, Charles T. Allen, Jr.  He leaves to cherish his memories: devoted wife Janice T. Allen; 3 daughters, Ella ( Leon) Partridge,  Marian McAllister, Yvonne Allen; 3 sons, Donald (Willie Jo) Allen, Andrei and Mark (Tara) Allen; 10  grandchildren;  16 great –grandchildren; sister, -in-law, Dorothy Allen, Aiken, SC.; step-children, Shannon, Shaunta (Dewey) Thomas Denny special friends, Earnest (Arzolla) Phillips, Edith Jackson; sisters-in-law, Patricia, Charlotte Thomas, Sharon Dowdell and Delores Cole; brothers-in-law, Robert (Mary) Thomas and Charles Thomas; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 11:00 – 12:00  at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral services to follow at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Leon Partridge and Pastor William Caldwell, Jr. officiating. Interment to follow at TN Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike. Services to conclude with military honors, full dove release and blanket presentation.

James Edward Brown, Sr.

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

James Edward Brown, Sr., age 88 of Knoxville, TN was born April 23, 1926 and went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 45 years. Preceded in death by parents Edward & Katherine Brown; loving wife, Helen Scott Brown; daughters, Jacqueline Parks and Gwendolyn Brown; son, Gary Brown; granddaughter, Allison McRoy. Survived by: sons, Dr. James (Joy) Brown, Jr. of Columbia, MD, Julian, Jervis (Martha), Charles and Joseph Brown of Knoxville, TN and John (Teresa) Brown of Oak Ridge, TN; daughters, Kathy Brown of Oak Ridge, TN and Nettie Brown of Knoxville, TN; brothers Daniel Brown of Knoxville, TN and  Roy J. (Mardell) Brown of Decatur, GA; sister, Mary (George) Artwell; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 3great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM-12 Noon with funeral services to follow at Community Evangelistic Church, 2650 Boyds Bridge Pike, Knoxville, TN. Interment to follow at Highland South Memorial Park on Chapman Highway. Services to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Margretta Jackson Madden

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Madden, Margretta Jackson was born on July 3, 1933 in Knoxville, TN. She was the oldest of five children born to Roger Jackson, Sr. and Elizabeth Kemp Jackson. God called her home to rest on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by: parents; son, Darryl Madden; sister, Marion Gordon. She leaves to cherish her life and memories: loving son, Stanley (Kate) Madden and Rodney Madden; daughter, Deborah (Glynn) Nelson of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Roger Jackson, Jr., Dr. Herman (Frankie) Jackson of Nashville, TN; sister Geraldine (Stanley) Taylor; grandchildren, Shawn Madden of Murfreesboro, TN, Ebony Madden, Catesha Williams, Ashley (Vetonio) Foster, Tremain and Tylan Merkerson, both of Atlanta, GA; great-grandchildren, Jameia and Jayda Madden and Amaria, Zoe and Sasha Foster, Malia Lawson, Makiya Garrett, Timothy Williams, Ayana Porter; other relatives, friends, neighbors and a loving church family. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 12 noon until 1:00 PM at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with funeral services to follow, Rev. Leroy Franklin, eulogist. Interment to follow at Highland South Memorial Park. Services to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Anthony W. (Tony) Griggs

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Anthony W. (Tony) Griggs, age 56, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 at his residence in Knoxville, TN. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; 2 aunts and 2 brothers. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Renita (Pooh) Griggs: 2 brothers, Darrell and Sean Griggs; sister, Loretta (Griggs) Coleman and the Coleman family; 2 children, Donta and Cassandrea Griggs; 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandson; 3 stepchildren; several step-grand-children, Tony, had  and loved many more relatives and friends too numerous to name but each of you know who you are. The family will receive friends, Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Homegoing Celebration to follow at 1:00 pm. Interment will immediately follow at Highland South Memorial Park. Service will conclude with full dove release ceremony and blanket presentation.

James R. Mack, Jr.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

James Russia Mack, Jr. – age 74, of Knoxville passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Ft. Sanders Regional. Preceded in death by father, James R. Mack Sr. and mother, Martha L. Morgan; step-mother, Elsie Mack; brothers, John, Alton, and Steve Mack. He leaves to cherish his memory sons, Antwoin, James lll, Johnny, Yarish, Jermaine Mack; daughters, Princess, Fonda, Pam, Rosemary, Tasha, Tomeka Mack; brothers, Terry, Gary, Ivan Mack; sisters, Martha, Cecelia, Willa Mack; sister-in-laws, Dolly, Pat, Rosaria and Shirley Mack; 30 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a host of  nieces, nephews, relatives and  friends. The family will receive friends, Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 6:00 -7:00 PM with Homegoing Celebration to follow at Wilder Street Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny Reid officiating. Interment will be held Friday, April 10, 2015 at Mt. Olive Cemetery at 11:30 AM service will conclude full dove release and blanket presentation. The family will receive friends at 1216 Holston Park Road 37914.

Jonah Colbert

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Jonah Sincere Neh’ Miah Colbert was born January 7, 2015 and departed this life on April 1, 2015 at Children’s Hospital. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Rochelle and Lennie Rogers, Elbert Bassett, Sr., Denise Bankston and Mary Katherine Dorsey. He leaves to cherish his memory: mother, Octasia Hall; father, Kipling Colbert; grandparents, Andrea Rogers, Timothy Hall, Sr., Benjamin Thomas, Kasha Bankston, Kipling Colbert, Sr. and Sherman Hawkins; great-grandparents, Roosevelt Dorsey, Patricia Hawkins, Vanessa Colbert, Pearl Bassett, Calvin Bankston; godparents, Cassidy Handy and Malik George; aunts, Timera Hall, Jahadiah Cody, Nikiia, Daniel, De’nija Hawkins, Jeanessha Chandler; uncles Timothy Hall, Jr., Jaylen Cody, Joshua , Raekwon, Michael Colbert, Deshawn Matthews, Xavier, Kristopher Hawkins; a host of other relatives & friends. Family will received friends, Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 1-1:30 PM with homegoing celebration to follow in the William V. Powell Memorial Chapel at Unity Mortuary with Bishop William Pankey officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery with full dove release.

Allen Taylor, Sr.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Allen Taylor, Sr.- peacefully slept away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Ft. Sanders NHC on Highland Avenue, Knoxville, TN. He was born to the late Mr. John and Mrs. Agnes Taylor, August 1, 1920 in Knoxville, TN. He was the oldest member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church. He retired from Rohm Haas, past employment he worked at K.O.I.C. Mr. Taylor also served in the United States Army  He was preceded in death by his parent, late wives, Thelma Taylor and Eleanor Moffett Taylor, 1 daughter, Nanette Spencer and brother, Charles Taylor, Sr. He is survived by devoted wife, Virginia Grimes Taylor; 3 sons, Allen Jr. (Arlene), Russell (Angela Edwards), Randell (Eugenia) Taylor; daughter, Fayetta (Rev. Calvin Schofield); former daughter-in-law, Twana Ferguson; nephew, Charles Taylor, Jr.; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces, nephews relatives and friends to include special friend Rev. William Pankey; special step-grandson, Christopher Widener and special  thanks to Ft. Sanders NHC Staff. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the Homegoing Celebration to follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Michel S. E. Caldwell officiating. The interment will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Lyons View Pike. Services will conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Kendale D. Garner

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Kendale D. Garner – age 18, of Knoxville, Tn., was born February 26, 1997 and passed away on March 12, 2015. He was the youngest of three brothers. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Grady Garner. He leaves to cherish his memories parents, Demetrius Holmes, S r. and Nina Z. Garner (Kent Easterly); brothers, Jamarri Jackson and Demetrius Holmes, Jr.; sister, Alexious Hicks; grandmothers, Marcena Dowdell and Debra Hines; uncles, Dwight Patrick,  Adrianne Holmes and Lucky Clark; aunt, Tamela Edwards; devoted mentor, James Scruggs, III;  devoted big brother, Clarence Tate; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.. The Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with General Elder Mae Sutton officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery with full dove release and blanket presentation. The family will assemble at 3100 Lake Brook Blvd. at 12:00 noon.

Evelyn Mae Moore

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Evelyn Mae Moore, age 91, of Knoxville, TN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was born February 22, 1924 to the late Lillian Moore. She was a member of Payne Avenue Baptist Church and a former member of Community Evangelistic Church. She was a graduate of the Austin High School Class of 1942. She retired as a dental assistant in Toledo, Ohio and after relocating to Knoxville, TN she became an employee of the CAC Senior Aid Program until her health declined. Preceded in death by mother, Lillian Moore; aunts, Gladys Brooks and Bessie Johnson; uncle, Rover Moore and cousins, Walter Brooks and Aileen Bagwell.  Survivors: devoted caregiver Saundra B. Johnson; cousins, Lillian Brooks, Barbara Lewis, Joseph (Henrietta) Brooks and Jimmy (Shelia) Bagwell; a host of other family members and friends. Special  thanks to the staff of Beverly Park Place Health and Rehab, Fort Sanders Intermediate Care Unit and the 8th Floor Staff.  Family will receive friends at Unity Mortuary Chapel, 1425 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5:30-6:00pm with funeral service to follow with Rev. Richard S.  Brown, Jr., officiating.