Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Eugene Johnson

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Johnson, Eugene- born August 1, 1937 in Maryville, Tennessee. He departed this life on November 29, 2011. Eugene was a graduate of Austin High School and was employed as Head Cook at Knoxville College.  Preceded in death by sons, Tony Shoemaker and Terry Johnson, parents, William (Annie May) Johnson, brothers, William Jr. and Huebert Johnson. He leaves to cherish his memory: spouse, Margaret Mackerson Johnson; children: Kym Glass, Teresa, Mahogany, Tasha, Shelly and Michael Johnson; siblings, Eddie (Angel) Johnson and Eula May Smith; a host of devoted family and friends.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Larry Mathis officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mount Olive Cemetery, Maryville Pike. It will conclude with a full dove release.

James Anderson

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Anderson, James- age 80, born to Thomas and Nola Anderson in Mascot, Tennessee. Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1949. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in the Korean War. With over 30 years of service, he retired from Millers Department Store (later Hess’ Distribution Center) and worked as an Auxiliary Policeman. Mr. Anderson was a member of Greater Bush Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Alvin Anderson. Survived by devoted wife of 58 years, Dorothy Hale Anderson; daughter, Margaret Yvonne Anderson, CA; sister, Mary Foust; brother-in-law: William (Patricia) Hale, Sr.; sister-in-law, Phyllis Ssekasozi, MO; a host of other relatives and friends. Special thank you to Marshall Parker, DDS and the Pelot family. Monday, November 28, 2011, the family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel.  Reverend Eugene F. Carter, Jr. officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, John Sevier Highway. It will conclude with full military honors and a full dove release.

Phyllis Ann Saffell

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Saffell, Phyllis Ann- born March 1, 1958 to Barbara and Everett Saffell. She attended Eternal Life Harvest Center.  Phyllis was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to cook.  If she wasn’t cooking, she was listening to her favorite singers Al Green and Marvin Gaye.  She was an adventurous person who loved life and will be missed by all who knew her.  Preceded in death by her father, Everett and siblings: Terry Saffell, Brenda Saffell Jatta and Denise Booker.  She leaves to cherish her memory: devoted sons, Greg “Gravy” and Jamar Gillis; grandchildren: Greg III, Shantyra, Jzai’Moni, Jamartray, Breona, and Nykema; friend and father of children, Greg Gillis; devoted and loving mother, Barbara Saffell; stepfather, Stewart Martin; brothers: Robin (Angela), Wayne (Kathy), Ronald and Donald Saffell; sisters: Marilyn, Angela and Sylvia Saffell; a host of other relatives and friends to include special friends: Jackie, Shannon, Brenda, Jamesena, Lady Ladd, Seymour, Bird, Sweet Thang, Robert, Tonk, Robert Gene, Murphy, Pat &  Mike, Debbie, Audrey, Charlotte, Shelita and the entire Walter P. Taylor Homes.  A special thank you to Eternal Life Church, the Gillis, Washington, Stodghill and Littlejohn families.  Please excuse us if any love ones and friends were not entioned.  Friday, November 25, 2011, the family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel.  Elder Willie Williams, Sr. officiating.  Interment will immediately follow the service at Mount Olive Cemetery.  It will conclude with a full dove release.

Eula Lee Calloway

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Calloway, Eula Lee- age 83, born April 11, 1928 in Rockwood, Tennessee, raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away November 19, 2011, at the home of her loving and devoted cousins James “Butch” and Brenda Calloway. She lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio over 50 years and was a faithful member of the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. Preceded in death by mother, Remel Calloway, father Samson Sanders, grandparents, Charlie and Mamie Peak Calloway, cousins she loved like sisters Louise Calloway and Juanita Flemming, devoted Aunts Elizabeth “Dollie” and Cecil Calloway, special friends, Charles Goolsby and Frank and Joanna Kane. Survivors: devoted cousins, James (Brenda) Calloway, Eula “Cookie” Mattress, Lynn (Jerry) Anderson, Kaye Winston, Elizabeth, Wanda, William, Nathan and Kenneth Flemming; the Bryson, Smith, Johnson, Parks and Simpson families and a host of other relatives and friends. Special friends of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Mildred Ellis, Mr. Berry Wilson, Mr. Fred Porter and the Olivet Church family. Thanks to Homewood Residence Staff of Richmond Heights, Ohio and Innovative Senior Care Hospice Staff of Westlake, Ohio. Special thanks to the Knoxville Smokey Mountain Hospice Staff (Medical Director, Dr. Evelyne Davidson, Manager/ Social Worker Cynthia Finch, RN Nurses Pearl Marion, Julie Richard and Krista Loy, CNA Jayme Ray and Chaplin Mark Kitt. Family will receive friends at Unity Mortuary Chapel, 1425 McCalla Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915 on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., funeral to follow with Reverend Steve Simpson officiating.

Emma J. Preston

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

PRESTON, EMMA J., 90, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Leroy Preston; 3 children, Carol (Milton) Aaron, Deidre Simpson and Edward Farmer; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grand children and 2 great- great grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 1:00 PM with funeral services to follow on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Gloria Mencer Officiating.

David Dickey

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Dickey, David “Big D”- entered into eternal rest on November 17, 2011 in Knoxville, TN.  A native of Louisville, KY, where he attended Jefferson County Public Schools and resided until his relocation in 1988.  He is preceded in death by father, Norman Dickey, stepmother, Bernice Dickey, stepfathers, Joe Hoosier and Van Carstarphen, Jr.  He leaves to cherish his memory: loving and devoted wife of 23 years, Annetta Dickey; children: David  Burnett, Davida Nathan and Ashley Dickey; stepson: Donald (Stacy) Waters; two adopted children: Autumn Jackson and Terry Flemming; 14 grandchildren; loving and devoted mother Elnora Hoosier Carstarphen; siblings: Jerome, Wayne and Kelvin Hoosier, Lenora White, Harriet Spearman, Darlene Davis, Yolanda Yates and Latrice Dickey; stepbrother, Ronnie (Eva Jo) Malone; stepsisters, Wanda (Daryl) Smith and Beverly (Roland) Barbour; uncles, Lawrence (Van) Dickey and Abbula (Mattie) Abdullah; aunt, Barbara Dickey; great aunt, Mattie Price; 5 nieces: LaTisha (John) Huguley, La’Tonda (Ushawn) Morton, Crystal Davis, Diayel Simpson and Kelsey Hoosier; 5 nephews: Jerome (Christie) Hoosier, Jr, Curtis Perry, Doanta and Reginald (Jennifer) Davis and Demetrius Hoosier; a host of other relatives to include the Westfield family and special friends at Oak Ridge High School and Open Door Church family.  Special thank you to Dr. Hanna, staff at Medical Critical Care Unit at University of Tennessee Hospital, Nurse Manager Jean Fitzgerald and 9 East Staff, and Dr. Jerry Epps and the entire Department of Anesthesia at UT Hospital.  Saturday, November 26, 2011, the family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel, 1425 McCalla Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37915.  Reverend Steve Simpson officiating.  Interment will immediately follow the service at Lynnhurst Cemetery.  A full dove release will conclude the service.

Angela Sudderth Walker

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Walker, Angela Sudderth- born September 16, 1960, went home to be with her Lord Savior on November 16, 2011.  Angela was a graduate of Austin East High School, Class of 1978.  She was a loving and giving person especially of her time.  Angela loved her role as mentor at Eagle’s Nest Recovery Center.  It is where she will be remembered for her laughter and genuine care for others.  Preceded in death by parents, Mary “Liz” and Frank Sudderth, Sr., grandmothers, Pauline Sudderth and Mary Isom, uncle, Billy Bryant and aunt, Alice Sudderth.  She leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Clem; sisters: Pamela, Roberta and Andrea Sudderth; brother, Frank (Ellen) Sudderth, Jr.; 3 nieces; 1 nephew; 2 great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to include devoted friends, Diane and Becky.  Monday, November 21, 2011, the family will receive friends at 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel.  Elder Dwight Frazier officiating.

Wilma Doris Billingsley Brunson

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Brunson, Wilma Doris Billingsley- sunset November 11, 2011.  “I will sing to the Lord for He has been good to me.” Psalms 13:6. Doris quietly left this earthly journey after a lengthy illness.  She was born to the union of Erma Wilson and William Billingsley on September 30, 1933 in Blount County.  She spent her childhood and early school days on the family farm on Pea Ridge Road in the Pea Ridge Community.  Doris attended Knoxville City Schools, graduating from Austin High School, Class of 1951. Doris’ life was filled with abundant love for her family, friends, neighbors and dearest classmates.  The church was especially dear to her as well, being a founding member of the Betty Allyne Circle involving Christian Education and Sunday Morning Worship at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church.  We pray this Lord’s Day on deep thanksgiving. 

Preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Joseph Hoover Brunson, parents, William Billingsley and Erma Wilson (Robert Cecil) Waters, brothers, Clifford and Wilford Billingsley and Robert Gregory Waters, grandson, Travis Brunson and dear friends, Dorothy Whitelaw and Delores Alford. 

 

She is survived by her daughter, Mildred ‘Missy” Brunson; two devoted grandchildren, Jordan Brunson and Jeremy Simmons; brother, Kent A. (Vicki) Waters; sisters: Mildred B. Kelso, Cecelia J. Waters and Helen Ruth B. Reynolds of Riverside, CA; 12 nieces of Knoxville, Ohio and California; 6 nephews of Knoxville, Oak Ridge and Ohio; great nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends to include special friends, Alma (Tommy) Moore of Florida, Bessie Jeanette Dennis and the Walter P. Taylor Senior Complex Community.  On Saturday, November 12, 2011, the family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel.  Reverend A.D. Baxter officiating.

Victor Michael Harris, III

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Harris, III, Victor Michael – age 19,, departed this life on November 9, 2011. Preceded in death by: father, Victor Harris, Jr.; grandfathers, Calvin Washington and Robert Kyle; great-grandmothers, Virginia Wilder, Mayetta Wells & Minnie Roberts. Survivors: mother, Devona Wilder; step-father, Matthew Johnson; sisters, Vicshyria, Mahala, Ma’Kynzee and Ma’Laun; brother, Jarron; grandparents, Aline Harris, Victor (Earnestine) Harris, Margaret Washington, Virginia Randolph and Joanie Johnson; great-grandmother, Pauline Harris; other relatives and friends to numerous to name. Family will receive friends Monday, November 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon with funeral services to follow at (OBC) Overcoming Believers Church, 5th Avenue with Pastor Daryl Arnold officiating. Interment to follow Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Alcoa, TN. Services to conclude with full dove release.

William Edward Harper

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Harper William Edward “Pee-Wee”- age 53, passed away November 9, 2011 at Hillcrest North Nursing Home.  He was a graduate of Austin East High School, Class of 1975.  William was employed as a tailor at Sears and later worked at the Lunch House and Ideal Cleaners, until his health began to decline.  He was well known throughout the Burlington Community. 

Preceded in death by mother, Carrie Harper and brother Willie J. Harper, Jr. He leaves to mourn his passing: father, Willie J. Harper, Sr.; devoted and loving caregiver and sister, Charlotte D. Moore; sisters, Stephanie Lenoir and Petrina L. Williams; brother, Michael (Glenda) Andrews; sister-in-law: Gloria A. Harper, all of Knoxville; a host of relatives and friends.  Special thanks to Hospice and the Nursing Staff at Hillcrest North.  Special thanks to David Widener RN.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at Unity Chapel.  Pastor Eugene Carter officiating.  The family will assemble at 3607 Ashland Avenue