Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Rosie P. (Henry) Williams

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Williams, Rosie P. (Henry) – age 82, departed this earthly life on February 25, 2012. She is now resting from her labor and on her way to receiving her reward. Born to the late Luther and Minnie (Tucker) Henry, Sr., on March 25, 1929 in Opelika (Lee County) Alabama. She united with the Bethel #1 Baptist Church in Opelika, Alabama at an early age and upon moving to Knoxville, Tennessee she united with the Rogers Memorial Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until her health failed. Preceded in death by parents and husband, the late Willie J. Williams; sisters, Bertha H. Germany, Annie Ruth Henry, Fannie Lois H. Cooper and Minnie H. Butler; brothers, Luther, Jr., Willie and Roosevelt Henry. She leaves to forever cherish her memory, sister, Nevada H. (Sam) Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister-in-law, Levenia C. Henry of Tampa, Florida; brother-in-law, Solomon Butler of Knoxville, Tennessee, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and nephews; loving and faithful daughter-in-law, Alma C. Williams; caregivers, Joyce B. Echols, niece and Johnny (Bishop) Butler, nephew of Knoxville, Tennessee; a host of friends from Morningside Gardens Apartment Complex and the Rogers Memorial Baptist Church family. The family will receive friends from 5:00–6:00 p.m. at Unity Mortuary on March 1, 2012.  A graveside service will be held at the Bethel #1 Baptist Church Cemetery, U.S. Highway 29 North, Opelika, Alabama, with the Rev. J. D. Darden, officiating on March 3, 2012.


Betty Rose Ray Poole

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Poole, Betty Rose Ray - departed this life on February 24, 2012 at her home. She was born to her parents, Rachel and Jacob Ray, Sr. on March 10, 1938. Mrs. Poole was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church for many years while a resident of Golden Age Retirement Home for over 28 years. Preceded in death by husband, Willie Poole.  She leaves to cherish her memory: children, Albert (Jennifer) and Lenoria Allison, Teresa (Leon) Thomas of Cincinnati, OH and Cornelia Page; grandchildren: LaQuisha Poston, Atleeta Tillery, James Booker, Jr. of Oak Ridge, TN, Reuben Brewer of Cincinnati, OH, Desiree and Samuel Bates, Brandon, Benjamin and Bella Allison; eleven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow. A biblical reading by grandson, Reuben Brewer. The interment will take place at New Gray Cemetery where a full dove release will conclude the service.

Melvin C. Jackson, Jr.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Jackson, Melvin C. Jr. - age 59, departed this life Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at his home. He was an employee at Alcoa Aluminum Inc. Working as a Crane Operator for many years, he was then promoted to Safety Coordinator. Collectively, he had over 37 years of service at the plant. Melvin was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and a friend to many. Preceded in death by his parents, Melvin (Edwinna) Jackson, Sr.  Survived by a loving wife, Frances; children, Cherlinda (Lamont) Bassham, Sr., Melvin C. Jackson, III and Edwinna (Matthew) Keith; nine grandchildren; brothers, Roderick (Johnelle) and Thomas (Audrey) Jackson; a host of nieces and nephews. Monday, February 27, 2012, the family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at Bethel A.M.E Church. Rev. Johnny R. Watson officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Mount Olive Cemetery, Maryville Pike. A full dove release will conclude the service.

Stephanie A. Curry

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Curry, Stephanie A., 49, went home to be with the Lord on February 9, 2012 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Lee and Irene Curry. Survived by husband, Anthony Anderson; daughters, Kelly Brown and Amanda Wykle; step-children, Tasha Clark, Isaac and Dorsett Anderson all of Mobile, AL; brother, Lee W. Curry, Jr.; a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Unity Mortuary Chapel at 6:00-6:30 PM with funeral services to follow.

Jane Regina Maxwell

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Maxwell, Jane Regina - returned to heaven on February 5th, 2012. On February 12, 1946 the earth borrowed an angel from heaven when she was born in Georgetown Guyana. She was the youngest of six children born of Nellie and Reginald Major. Jane Maxwell obtained her primary education in Guyana, where after, she worked for the Prime Minister’s Office. In 1972, she migrated to the United States. In 1981, she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Business and Administration at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois. Jane Maxwell was accepted to the Masters in Business Administration Program at Southern Illinois University. While completing her coursework towards her master’s degree, she was simultaneously advancing her career in the Housing Authority Field. Jane Maxwell took advancing career opportunities that eventually led her to the Pierce County Housing Authority in Tacoma Washington were she retired after 20 years of service on June 30th 2011. Jane Maxwell has always been a woman of strong faith and action. She has always been a woman of sincerity, integrity, purpose, poise and grace in all aspects of her life. She was very active for God through her church of many years, Bethel Baptist Church in Spanaway Washington, pastored by Pastor Terry Minge. After moving to Knoxville TN, she joined the House of Worship, pastored by Pastor Anthony Collins. She was an angelic example to her children and granddaughter. She was preceded in death by three brothers Phillip Major, Edward Major & Charles Major; and one sister Eunice Major. Jane Maxwell is survived by two children and their spouses, Abanni and Ethel Maxwell, Andrea and Michael Kwablah; one granddaughter Manye Kwablah; her sister, Beulah Enid Major; and several loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 10, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel, 1425 McCalla Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915. On Saturday, February 11, 2012, a homegoing celebration will take place at 12:00 p.m. at The House of Worship, 190 Manhattan Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830. Pastor Anthony Collins officiating. Interment will immediately follow the homegoing celebration at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. A full dove release will conclude the service.

Chamorro Racme Rusinek

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Rusinek, Chamorro Racme - age 21, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012. A graduate of both West High School, Class of 2008 and Tennessee Technology Center, Chamorro earned his certification with an EPA licensing in HVAC. He was formerly employed at D.F. Shoffner Mechanical & Industrial Contractor, Inc. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Rusinek, great grandparents, Jesse (Margaret) Farmer, Charlotte M. Scaggs and Andrew Taylor, cousin, Barry Richardson. He is survived by loving and devoted parents, Kashi Nicole Farmer and David Allen Rusinek; a loving sister, Raja Akira Quran Farmer; grandparents, Jessie (Sharon) Farmer and Carol A. Rusinek; great grandmother, Jane Felker; uncles: Derek (Sharon), Aaron and Akira Farmer and Stanley Rusinek; aunts, Tammy Walden and Sherri Davis; great uncles and aunts: Jervis (Rosetta) Leath, Gloria, George (Jeanette), Mary, Melvin (Francine), and Michael (Lavita) Farmer; a host of other relatives and friends. Saturday, February 11, 2012, the family will receive friends at 4:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. Rev. John A. Ghosten officiating.

Edwin L. Wynder

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Wynder, Edwin, L. “Rocky”- departed this life on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at his home. Mr. Wynder was an U.S. Army Veteran and later retired from TVA as an Accountant. Also known to many as one of the greatest saxophonist to ever play the instrument, Rocky was a gentle and humble man. He loved music but his greatest passion was his family. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, great friend and a true musician. Preceded in death by his parents, Arnetta and Edwin L. Wynder, Sr. and brother, Joseph Wynder.  He is survived by a loving wife, Catherine and leaves a legacy with his sons: Larry, Jacksonville, FL, Dwight (Renee), Knoxville, TN, Brian (Cynthia), Atlanta, GA and Michael (Ranae) Wynder, Louisville, KY; grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters: Mildred Farrow, Tacoma, WA, Bertha Mae Gant and Alice Whitehurst, both of Pensacola, FL; a host of relatives and friends to include special friends: Walter (Marilyn) Spears, Bobby Lane, Cleveland “Sonny” (Norma) Drummond, Bishop William ( Tamara) Pankey, Chico Crawford, Keith Brown, Donald Brown, Mark Boling, Tim (Yvonne) Beshea and Brenda Bishop. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at Greater Mount Moriah FBH Church. Bishop William Pankey officiating. Interment will follow the service at TN State Veterans Cemetery East, John Sevier Highway. It will conclude with full military honors and a full dove release. In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation can be made to Praise Temple Holiness Church, 510 Cansler Street, Knoxville, TN  37921.

Aline Wells Harris

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Harris, Aline Wells - departed this life on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at UT Medical Center. Preceded in death by her son, Victor Harris, Jr., grandson, Victor Harris, III, parents, Mae Etta Wells and James Garfield, Sr. and brother, Alford Wells. Survived by grandchildren, VicShyria Nelson and JarRon Harris; brother, James (Mary) Garfield, Jr., sisters: Mary Lynn Wells, Veronica (Claude) Powell, Cynthia Scott of Memphis, TN, Carla and Gyndola Wells and a host of other relatives and friends to include close friends, Debra (Al) Sumpter and Sheila. On Friday, February 3, 2012, visitation is 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at Community Evangelist Church.  Elder Frank Hill, Jr. officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa where a full dove release will conclude the service.

Olin McGhee

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Olin McGhee departed this life on January 26, 2012 at NHC Fort Sanders. He retired and was a long time employee of Swans Bakery. Preceded in death by wife, Barbara McGhee. Survivors are children, Shirley Bruton, Patricia Spears, Deborah (Bernard) Humphrey, Angela and Richard McGhee; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives. The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Unity Mortuary Chapel with the funeral service to follow with Reverend Robert Monroe Officiating. Interment to follow at Highland South Park with full dove release.

James Calvin Tuggle

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Tuggle, James Calvin - departed this life on January 23, 2012 at UTMC. He was a self- employed carpenter. Preceded in death by parents, Elizabeth Allen and Ello Tuggle, Sr., brother, Ello Jr., sisters, Frances and Anna. He is survived by children: Vanessa (Doug) Moore, AZ, Vanda Earles and Sherman (Lisa) Tuggle; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Daniels, Jewell Fannin, Bobbie (George) Jackson, IL; cousin, Aaron Allen, a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the service to begin 12:00 noon. Burial at  Mount Olive Cemetery, Maryville Pike.