Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Brenda M. Davis

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Davis, Brenda M. – age 60, of Knoxville was called home to eternal glory on  Friday, November 30, 2012. She was born November 25, 1952, in Knoxville. TN. She was a proud graduate of Austin East High class of 1970. Preceded in death by mother, Minnie S. Fullwood Davis, father, Henry Davis, sister, Martha E. Davis, brother, James H. Davis, brother-in-law, Eugene J. Mitchell Jr. survived by three sons; James “Possum” (Tina) Davis Sr., Lavon M. Davis, DeAries (Jessica) George; grandchildren, Zerconia, Daryl, James Jr., KeyAsia Davis; sister, June D. Mitchell; brother, Howard (Renda) Davis and a host of great nieces, nephews and cousins. On Thursday, December 6, 2012 the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon to 1:00p.m. with funeral service to follow at Foster Chapel Baptist Church 2102 Ault Rd. Rev. Joseph Tolbert, Pastor. In lieu of flowers a covered dish contribution will be greatly appreciated for repast.

Annie Pearl Chestnutt

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Chestnutt, Annie Pearl - born November 26, 1931 to Beecher and Lottie Parnell Chestnutt in Rogersville, Tennessee. She passed to glory November 23, 2012 after a long life’s journey. She was a devoted member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her son, Hayden Lee Chestnutt, parents, Beecher and Lottie Parnell Chestnutt, aunt, Martha Maybell Allen, uncles, Edward, Albert, Herman, Elmer and Ralph Banks, cousins, Rachel and James Drew, Patricia and Charles McKinney and James Taylor, Jr. She leaves to rejoice in her memory and good deeds: daughter, Sheila Chestnutt; son, Eric (Betty) Chestnutt; daughter-in-law, Debra Chestnutt; grandchildren, Ericka and Kamium Fowler; cousins: Pearlie Ethelyne Avant, Sandra Brown, Frankie Atkins, Ronald (Felicia) Banks and Lloyd (Juanita) Fears and many other relatives and friends. On Thursday, November 29, 2012, the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon, with a funeral service to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Dr. Michel S.E. Caldwell officiating. Interment to follow at New Gray Cemetery where a full dove release will conclude the service.

Joseph Edward Baker

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Baker, Joseph Edward - age 61, passed away suddenly on November 17, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret “Missy” Baker, parents, Joseph and Mildred Baker and brother, Thomas H. Baker, Sr.  Survived by daughters, Christie and Jetuan Baker and Jamithia Blevins; grandchildren: Sierra, Kari, Edward “E.J”, Jamison and Amber; great grandchild, Johnathan; siblings, Patricia Hall and Reginald Baker; sisters and brothers-in-law: Jackie Smith, Deborah (James) Hawkins, Michael (Teresa) Smith, Albert Smith and Carey Hensley; aunts, Ollie Cullom and Sarah Green; a host of other relatives and friends to include the Smith, Harris and Hill families, Propak Logistics, White Lily Company and St. Paul Baptist Church. On Friday, November 23, 2012, the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Sanford Miller, eulogist. The interment will immediately follow at Highland South Cemetery where a full dove release will conclude the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Heart Association.

Bernice Nelson White

Friday, November 16th, 2012

White, Bernice Nelson - went to her heavenly home on November 16, 2012. She was a graduate of Austin High School and the proud owner of M& E Restaurant. She was a beautiful and loving mother who cared deeply for her family. She was always willing to lend an ear or more importantly share a few words with anyone. Mrs. White was predeceased by her husband, Elwood “Beefy” White, a grandson, Darius Nelson and her parents.  Left to cherish her memory are sons: Michael Lynn Drew (Rozetta Drew), Mark Anthony (Sigrid) Martin of Columbus, OH and James William Nelson; grandsons: Michael II, Charles “Cortez”, Ryan, James “Pop”, Alex, Parish, Zion and Isaiah; granddaughters: Amber, Michelle, Shaundrea, Tatiana and Pariss; great grandchildren: Michael III, Lynnderia, Uniqua, K’yna, Elijah and Haziah; brother, Clyde Nelson; a host of other relatives and friends to include Jamie Anderson, Katrina Merchant and India Wade. On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, a service will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel.  Pastor Darryl Arnold officiating.

Johnnie Mae Sims Barker

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Barker, Johnnie Mae Sims - passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Ella Sims, sisters, Bessie Barnett and Hattie Joiner Batman, brother, Hubert Sims and nephew, James H. Joiner. She is survived by: son, Hubert Leon; nieces: Mildred Joiner Simmons, Marilyn (Walter) Spears and Greta Sims Warren; nephew, Elbert Louis (Beverly) Joiner; great nieces: Shannon Bradley, Camilla, Jamie and Yolanda Joiner; great nephews: Walter and Shawn Spears, Jason, Elbert L. and James Joiner, Jr.; many great great nieces and nephews; a special friend, Helen Mostella. A special thank you to Dr. Vandora and nurses at MCI Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.  On Saturday, November 17, 2012, the family will receive friends from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. with funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel.  Rev. Harold Middlebrook officiating. Interment will take place at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Alcoa where a full dove release will conclude the service.

Lizzie G. Sanders

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Sanders, Lizzie G. – transitioned home to be with Jesus on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Wiley Sanders, son, Gilbert Sanders and parents, Shederick and Nelson (Whitaker) Davis. She leaves to cherish her memory sons, Lindell (Deborah), Savannah, GA; Tony (Kay-Kay) and Ronald G. Sanders, both of Knoxville, TN; sisters, Mellow Mae Every, Knoxville, TN; Audrey (Nathaniel) Mitchell, Newark, NJ; and Lenora Davis, Knoxville, TN; devoted cousin, Mary Turner, Buffalo, NY. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., with services to follow at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, 520 College Street, Rev. Michel S. E. Caldwell, Officiating. Interment to conclude on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike. Services to conclude with a full dove release.


Alvelder Green Mynatt

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Mynatt, Alvelder Green - age 91, of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was born on May 5, 1922 in Fairfield County, SC to her parents, John and Essie Green. She was a faithful and dedicated member of New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Mynatt, Sr., stepson, Ernest (Daisy) Mynatt, Jr., parents, brother, John David Green and sisters, Alberta Brown, Annie Cole, Ollie Mae Walls and Marie Green. She leaves to cherish her memory: daughters, Ernestine Russell of Lakewood, WA, Doris (John) Rodgers, Kathy Smith, Verna Mynatt and Deborah (Lee) Hardin, all of Knoxville; sons: Ernie (BJ) Mynatt, Oakley, CA, Norman (Claudette) Mynatt, Stone Mountain, GA, Dennis (Irma) Curtis, Vernon (Linda) and Donney Mynatt, all of Knoxville; grandchildren: Sherri and Wanda Russell, Normeka, Rashad, Brandon, Christopher, Jonathan, LeKesha, Javan, Vernon Jr., and William Mynatt, Phillip, Nikki and Monica Smith and Kristin White; several great grandchildren; sister, Lillie Ruth Crew of NJ; brothers, John Charles Green of NJ, Isaiah (Dorothy) Green of Hickory, NC and Moses (Lillie B.) Green of Longwood, FL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and  friends to include Lizzie Littlejohn, Evangelist Ruby Winton and Clara Robinson. On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., the family will gather for a graveside service at Highland West Memorial Park, 4301 Sutherland Avenue, Pastor Reginald O. Butler, officiating and Pastor Michael McNair assisting. The family will assemble at 4428 Exemouth Drive. Prior to the service, Mrs. Mynatt can be publicly viewed on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 after 1:30 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Mt. Calvary Missionary Church, 1801 Eighth Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37917.

Larry Winton

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Winton, Larry - born June 16, 1959 to the late Gladys Winton was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Larry was a member of Sentertown Missionary Baptist and retired from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Preceded in death by his mother and grandparents, Charles (Pauline) Winton.

His life will be forever cherished by: devoted and loving wife, Cynthia “Ann”; two sons, Larry, Jr. and DeMarcus Griffin; three daughters, Shernika Winton, Ebony Griffin and Alexis McGhee; sister, Christine Winton; brothers: Willie (Rosella), Ray (Denise) and Melvin Winton; sisters and brothers-in-law: Harold (Gloria) Bassett, Victor (Joyce), David (Karen), Richard (Marcella) and Tommy Whitehead; aunts, Dorothy James and Frances Wiley; uncle, Charles Winton; nine grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. Special acknowledgement to the following: Thompson Oncology Group, Covenant Home Care, Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center, the Chaplain Department, Sentertown Church family, Richard Ragland, Gladys Cowan, Cynthia Burems, Jequetta Winton and Harold (Gloria) Bassett. On Monday, November 12, 2012, the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the funeral to follow at Sentertown Missionary Baptist Church, 7149 Millertown Pike.  Rev. Dr. Keith Elliot officiating.  The interment will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at New Gray Cemetery, Western Avenue. A full dove release will conclude the service.

Tawana Denise Moore

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Moore, Tawana Denise - age 50, slept away on November 5, 2012 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. She was a graduate of Austin East High School, Class of 1980 and Pellissippi State Community College, Class of 2005. For over 19 years, Tawana was employed as a Head Start Instructor with Knox County Schools. She attended Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Moore, father, William Foster Clemons, sister, Pamela Bonner, brother, Gregory “McGoo” Jack and grandparents, Horace (Anne) Thompson and Katherine Steel. She is survived by her devoted children: Meticia (Jed) Jackson, GA and Phillip Moore II; granddaughter, Camille Jackson; loving mother, Evelyn (Danny) Coats; sisters: Carmen Clemons, Deanna Keeter and JoAnn Glenn, also caregiver; brothers, William Clemons and Todd Jack; devoted friends: Jacqueline Clarke, VA, Norman Willis and AEHS, Class of 1980; a host of relatives and friends.A special thank you to Thompson Cancer Center and Dr. J. Clarke, MD. On Saturday, November 10, 2012, the family will receive friends at Overcoming Believers Church, 2500 E. Fifth Avenue from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, with the funeral to follow. Pastor Daryl Arnold officiating. Interment will follow the service at Highland South Memorial Park where a full dove release will conclude the service.

Rodney Miller

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Miller Rodney, age 38 of Knoxville, departed this life on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at UT Medical Center. He was  preceded in death by Mother, Joyce Miller. Survived by Father, Glenn “Lefty” Miller; children, Dushawn, Jada, Trinity and Arianna; sister, Valarie (Efferem) Williams of Florida; niece, Joycelyn; nephew, Joshua; devoted grandmother, Velder Humphrey; godmother, Bernice Walton. Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6-6:30 PM with funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Interment to be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10 AM at Mt. Olive Cemetery on Maryville Pike with service concluding with full dove release. Family will gather at 2728 Woodbine Ave.