Aliyah JaNae Boyd – of Knoxville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony (Jessica) Boyd, Sr. Aliyah was born September, 21, 2015 prematurely and stayed in the arms of her mom and dad for 45 minutes to get acquainted before she went to be with Jesus. She is survived by parents, Anthony Sr. and Jessica Hensley Boyd; brother, Anthony Jr.; grandparents, Traonna and Robert Smith, Jeff and Yvonne Hensley; great-grandparents, Helen Mills (Willie) and Gail Winton; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends of the family. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeffery L. Hensley Sr., officiating.
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Tommy Phillip Brabson – age 79, departed this life on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Asbury Place, Maryville, TN. He was a faithful servant of God. He retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company with 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Love Brabson; parents, Oscar and Margaret (Louise) Brabson. He leaves a devoted and loving daughter, Kristi Brabson; sister-in-law, Jeanette Love Stewart; special cousin, Chester (Mary) Brabson; nephews, Richard (Tonya) Stewart, Lance (Anita) Winton; niece, Vickie (Earl) Williams, and a host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Radiology and Oncology Department at Blount Memorial Hospital also to all the staff at Asbury Place. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 11:00 AM until 12:00 Noon with funeral service to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Rev. A.D. Baxter officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Services to conclude with military honors, full dove release and blanket presentation.
Thelmarine Brown Steele – transitioned on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, TN. Thelmarine was born August 11, 1939 to Claude Brown and Beulah Odom Brown in Athens, GA. She was a beloved member of Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Claudine Brown Dodson. She is greatly missed by her husband, Tommy; sister, Dorothy Glass; devoted niece, Donna Johnson; and a host of family and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 15, 2015from 11:00 AM until 12:00 Noon with funeral services to follow at Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church, 2084 Dandridge Avenue Knoxville, TN 37915. Interment immediately to follow at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 E. Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Service to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.
John Jefferson Lockhart of Knoxville gave his life to God Thursday, September 10, 2015. Preceded in death by his mother, Mary Imes; father, John Jr. Lockhart; sisters, June Williams, Ida Page; brothers, Oscar and Allen Williams. He leaves to cherish his memory a very devoted niece, Kathy (Cannon) Weston; sisters, Elizabeth (John) Smith, Shirley Rahming, Norma (Cleveland) Drummond, Connie Evans, Regina Green, Joyce Jackson; brother, Vincent Imes; special nieces, Angel Green and Lara Osaro; close friends, Ms. Peggy, David Payne, Della Watson; a host of family too numerous to name and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 12:00-12:30 at Unity Mortuary Chapel with service to follow at 12:30PM with Rev. Sister Elizabeth Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Service to conclude with dove release and blanket presentation.
Ka’Zyrian Cordez Boatwright – passed away on September 9, 2015 at U.T. Medical Center. Survived by parents, Briauna Nicole Rader, father, Kwane Cortez Boatwright, Sr.; brothers, Kwane Cortez Boatwright, Jr., A’zyeon Carlmond Rader, Karter Rameek Boatwright; sister, Ka’Zyiah C’Auna Boatwright; grandparents, Shequitha Stewart, Carl Rader, Elaine Boatwright; devoted Jandl Stacy; great-grandparents, Angela Stewart , Fletcher Grady, Willie Mae Boatwright and James Boatwright. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 1:30-2:00 PM at Unity Mortuary Chapel with service to follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Dexter Mims officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Service to conclude with a dove release and blanket presentation.
Reynolds, Stephen D. – departed this life at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Preceded in death by mother, Peggy Reynolds; father, Charles E. Reynolds. Survivors: sons, Stephen Reynolds and LaPatric Stephens; daughter, Kierra Reynolds; mother of children, Patricia Stephens; 3 grandchildren; brother, Michael Reynolds; sister, Whitey Pendergrass; special friend Jennifer Wilkerson; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 17, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM with homegoing celebration to follow at 7:00 PM in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel at Unity Mortuary with Reverend Michael J. McNair officiating. Interment will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Services to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.
Regina S. Wilkins, of Knoxville departed this life on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Ft. Sanders Regional. She is preceded in death by parents, Barbara Jean McMillian-Crawley and J.D. Moore; son, Cartel Wilkins; sister, Anita Wilkins. She is survived by daughters, Jastarchia Thompkins, LaMonica Woods; brothers, Fred H. Crawley, Prince Wilkins; sister, Tina Crawley; step-father, Kathon Wilkins; 4 grandchildren, Jalexis, Deonte, Kevondre, DeMarcusz; nieces, nephews; other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel with the celebration to follow at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop William Pankey officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services to conclude with full dove release ceremony and blanket presentation.
Clinton Burns, Jr. – entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his residence. Clinton was born on July 8, 1956 to the late Clinton and Wilhelmenia Burns in Flint Michigan. He was a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church where he served on the hospitality committee and active member of the Bible. He was preceded in death by parents, grandparents, sister, Charmaine B. Lattimore; brother-in-law, Dwayne Lattimore. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife, Terry; children, Dereke Williams, Sr., Shante Brown, Alesia Burns, Clinton Burns, III; stepson, Terrence Brown ; stepmother, Shirley Burns; grandchildren, Nasir, Nairobe, Nubian, Nujani, Clinton IV, Tazarius, Quintin and Elijah, Dereke, Jr., and Devin Williams, Jhadijah Brown and Jabari Lewis; 3 brothers, Donny Young, Lavernon Burns, Gilbert Stockton; 4 sisters, Danetta Sanders, Revelta (Jew) Tabace, Donna, Cynthia Burns and Teresa Stockton. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church with funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Elizabeth Peterson officiating and Rev. George Waters, eulogist. Interment to immediately follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services will conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.
Clarissa D. Gaines – passed away June 26, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. She graduated from Alcoa High School class of 1973. She worked at U.T. Hospital and in Syracuse, New York. Denise was a member of Church of Christ in Syracuse. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Cooper and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gaines; father and stepmother, Ben and Mathilda Gaines; aunts, Priscilla and Viola Cooper; uncles, Aquila Cooper and William Powell, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memories; mother, Esther Gaines, daughters, Angela Capers, Jenka (Angelo) Coker; son, Fredrick Ray; sisters, Lisa Gaines, Annette Gaines, Malanie Gaines; brothers, Brian and Steven Gaines; devoted aunt, Dr. Lula C. Powell and Cousin, Alwyn Powell; a host of nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends; devoted friends, Peggy Webb and Sharon Ferguson. The family will receive friends Monday, July 6, 2015 from 11:00 -12:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Rev. Lorin Harris officiating. Interment to follow at New Gray Cemetery. Services will conclude with dove release and blanket presentation.
Mr. John Darren Gill Jr. was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 18, 1960 to the late Mr. John Darren Gill Sr., and Mrs. Cecil Rene Gill. John was the seventh of their eight children. John passed away on June 22, 2015 in Atlanta, GA and was a member of Greene Forrest Baptist Church (Atlanta, GA). In his early life he accepted Christ at a young age and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist church (Knoxville, TN). John graduated from Austin East High School (Knoxville, TN) in 1978 where he played football and baseball. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA., and he was a member of the Free Masonic “Mason” Fraternity (Great Light Lodge 330). He was a specialist of Network Control at AT&T. John was an avid golfer, and a family man full of personality who never met a stranger. His warming smile, charismatic personality and his love for all near and far will be forever missed; especially in his Stone Mountain neighborhood where John was deemed the “Mayor”, which is a place where everyone truly knew his name. John was preceded in death by his father, John Darren Gill, Sr. He leaves to cherish his lifelong memories and to celebrate his life, devoted wife, Sandra Helaine Gill of 25 years; mother, Cecil Rene Gill; sisters, Doris Gill Davis of Tacuma Washington; Vera Gill-Harvey, Johnnie (Thomas) Morgan, Joyce(Willie) Howard, Karen (Chris) Thompson all of Knoxville, TN.; brothers, Cal (Sharon) Gill, Sr. of Knoxville, TN.; Mark Anthony Gill of Bristow, (VA); mother- in- law, Mrs. Essie Barton; brother-in-law, Mike(Pam) Hannon and sister-in-law, Renea Hannon all of Newport, TN. and a host of nieces, nephews, god children, and adopted neighborhood kids . Mr. Gill’s body may be viewed Friday, June 26, 2015 after 3:00 pm at Unity Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 1807 Dandridge Avenue, with funeral services to follow with Rev. Sanford Miller officiating and Rev. Dexter Mims eulogist. Interment to immediately follow at New Gray Cemetery. Services to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Mrs. Sandra Gill at 497 Chartley Dr. Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Family will assemble at 3727 Ivy Avenue.