Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Sheila L. Chestnutt

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Chestnutt, Sheila L. – age 59, of Knoxville passed away at Fort Sanders Regional on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Pearl Chestnutt, father, James Snodgrass and brother, Hayden Chestnutt. She is survived by her beloved children, Ericka and Kamiun Fowler and brother, Eric Chestnutt; also other relatives and friends. Family will receive Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral services to follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Daryl Arnold officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Mount Olive Cemetery. Services will conclude with full dove release.

Marion Francis Henry, Sr.

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Henry, Sr., Marion Francis – age 99 passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2014. He was a faithful member of the Concord Original Church of God. He retired from Oak Ridge where he was a very skillful carpenter. He is preceded in death by mother, Josie Moulden; son, Marion Henry, Jr; wife, Bertha Henry; sisters, Ruby Fletcher and Beatrice Cornelius. He leaves to cherish his memory: son, Jerod (Deborah) Henry; sisters, Mary Robinson, Rosa Butts and Maggie Bolton; grandsons, Jalen, Lynn and Jerod, Jr; granddaughter, Nikkie; a host of other relatives and friends. He leaves devoted nieces, Peggy Billingsley and Mary Louise Henderson; nephews, Hughie Moulden and James Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until1:00 PM on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral service following immediately with Minister Alan Jones officiating.  Interment at Pleasant Forest Cemetery in Concord, TN. Service to conclude with full dove release. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be sent to Concord Original Church of God 801 Loop Rd., Concord, TN 37934.

Kathleen Gaiter Lowery Roberts

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Roberts, Kathleen Gaiter Lowery – age 65 entered peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, November 8, at Island Home Park Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church and devoted choir member. A graduate of Allen High School, Asheville, NC and a member of the United Class of 1967. She attended Knoxville College. She is preceded in death by husband, Mark Roberts; father, Felix Gaiter; sister-in-law, Kathy Henderson Gaiter. She is survived by mother, Margaret R. Gaiter; children, Robin L. Barnes, Roger (Katherine) Lowery; twin sister, Peggy (John) Jackson; brother, Felix R. Gaiter; grandsons, Tariq and Jalil Barnes and Bishop Lowery; nieces Natalie Swift, Velvet and Kleopatra Gaiter; nephews,  Yusef (Michelle) Gaiter and Felix X. Gaiter; brother-in-law, Victor (Jacquelyn) Roberts; many devoted family members and friends. Special appreciation to Dr. Carla Gillespie and the staff at Island Home Park Health and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church from 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon with service to follow with Dr. Michel S.E. Caldwell officiating. Interment at Highland West Cemetery on Sutherland Avenue. Service to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Lawrence Joseph Dales

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Dales, Lawrence Joseph – of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Physicians Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearlie M. Dales. Survivors are wife, Andrea Dales; son, Andrew; 2 step-sons, Sheldon and Adrian James; father, Isaac Dales; 2 sisters; 2 brothers; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm with funeral services to follow at 7:00 pm at McDonald Drive Church of Christ with Minister Van Hardin officiating.

Clarence Mack, Sr.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Mack, Sr. Clarence – went to be with the Lord, on November 4, 2014 at his residence in Knoxville, TN. Memorial Service will be held, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Fern St. Missionary Baptist Church, 121 Fern St. at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Jordan officiating and Rev. Dexter Jordan, eulogist. The family and friends  will assemble at 3:00 p.m. at 3615 Delrose Drive.

Rhonda Denise Chambers

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Rhonda Denise Chambers 53, passed away on November 4, 2014 in Jacksonville, FL. after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Edna Johnson and maternal grandmother, Anna Lois Thompson and cousin, Jovan Booker. She is survived by mother, Carolyn Chambers; father Rudolph Polite; sons, Antoine Bowden and Torrey Chambers; daughter, Annelle Chambers; five grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and a host of many friends.

Juanita Dixon Hartsell

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Hartsell, Juanita Dixon – age 65, of Knoxville, departed this life Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She leaves to mourn her passing daughter, Tia Akimmi Dixon; son, Brian Emmanuel Dixon; sister, Shirley Andrews and a host of relatives and friends.

Brenda J. Weaver

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Weaver, Brenda J. – went home to be with Jesus quietly at home on October 24, 2014. Preceded in death by: parents, Joe and Mary Weaver and granddaughter, Amber Weaver. She leaves to cherish her memory:  devoted daughter, Lachelle Weaver; son, Robert Weaver brother, Michael Weaver; sister, Debra Wade; aunt, Dorothy  Hughley; niece, Joshalyn Wade; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; special aunts, Gail Weaver and Magalene Ghosten; special uncle, Alvin Weaver and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins including the Weaver and Hughley family and friends.  Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM with service to follow at 5:00 PM at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Rev. John Ghosten officiating and Rev. Tonja Warren eulogist.

Emanuel H. Howard

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Howard, Emanuel Houston – age 79 departed this life October 21, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN. He was born March 20, 1935 to Katherine Garrett and Lenton Marshall of Knoxville, TN. He was preceded in death by sisters, Marjorie Sue Clemons, Barbara Lou Curry; daughter, Amanda Stout; son, Sylvester Blue; grandsons, Emanuel Man Howard, Maurice Booker, Jr.; great-grandsons, William Jason Carter, Jr., Quantaz Maurice Howard and Jacquez Hartsell Howard. He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Barbara Howard; children, Cheryl Thomas, Darlyne Howard, Betty (Don) Gilmore, Barbara (David) Williams, Valencia Smith, Margie Warren, Vicki Curry, Ralph, Freddie, Francine and Maurice McGhee; step children, Andrena Shondia, Paul and Eric Grimes, Equilla (Danny) Howell; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great- great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends including the Brinson and Clemons family. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 28, 2014 from 1:00 until 2:00 PM with funeral services to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Larry Brinson officiating. Interment to follow at New Gray Cemetery. Services to conclude with a full dove release. The body may be viewed Monday, from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM at the chapel. The family will assemble at 1517 Boyd St. Tuesday, at 12:00 Noon.

Thomas L. Banks

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Banks, Thomas L. – of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away October 20, 2014. Mr. Banks retired from Stokes Electrical Company and worked with the City of Knoxville Park and Recreation and the Senior Aide Program. He was a faithful member of Wilder Missionary Baptist Church where he served as the president of the Deacon and Usher Board. He also was a member of the Male Chorus Choir.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Kelly G. Gibson and Jamie DeHart and wife Ophelia Banks; son, Herbert Stapleton; daughter, Virginia Thompson and sister-in-law, Velma Phillips. He leaves to cherish his memory: 3 grandchildren, Valarie Y. Freeman, Shamiyeh (Glenn) Sims and Herbert (Tamuriele) Stapleton, III; 4 great-grandchildren, Shamika (Ebed) McRoy, Glenn Sims, Dominique Sims, Aneesa Stapleton and  family members to include Rev. Tanya ( Rev. Joe) Tolbert, Elizabeth (Robert) Goodloe, Baffin (Octavia) Harper and Ivan (Belinda) Smith, Chyrall White;  devoted friends, Hattie Prysork and family, Steger family, Alex Hale, Wilder Missionary Baptist Church family and Foster Chapel Baptist Church family. Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:00 until 12:00 Noon with funeral service to follow at 12:00 Noon at Wilder Street Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Johnny Reid officiating, Reverend Dr. Harold Middlebrook eulogist. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Sutherland Avenue. Services to conclude with full dove release. The body may be viewed Friday, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Unity Mortuary Chapel. The family will assemble at 3920 Kenilworth Lane at 10:00 am.