Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Steven Alphonzo Wynn

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Wynn, Steven Alphonzo, was born in Knoxville, TN. on May 29, 1958 to the parents of Robert L. and Virginia Wynn. He exchanged life for eternity suddenly on July 19, 2013 at TN. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He leaves to cherish his memories, beloved wife, Dayan, loving, mother, Virginia, devoted daughters: Stephanie, Mackenzie, LaCortney, Alexus, and Adaysha. Sisters: Ivy, Laverta, and Mary, brothers: Aaron (Patricia), Roderick (Felecia), Robert Jr. (Lillian), mother-in-law, Linda Little (Ernest), sisters-in-law: Aisha McDaniel (Derrick), Angel Brantley, brothers-in-law: Ray Anthony Waiters Jr., Alonzo Waiters (Courtney), uncles: Raleigh Wynn and Rev. Caggie Scruggs Jr., aunts: Mary Reed and Essie Smith, a host of extended relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM with funeral services to follow at Lennon Seney United Methodist Church. Rev. Donald Swift officiating. Interment to immediately follow at Lanes Cemetery, Niota, TN. Service to conclude with full dove release.

Claude D. Hall, Jr.

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Hall, Claude D., Jr. affectionately known to all as “Lil Claude” entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 19, 2013 after his courageous battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by father, Claude E. Hall; grandparents, Jeff and Elizabeth Hall, Lula Cody; brother, Donald Hall. He is survived by mother, Amanda Hall, devoted children and caregivers, Brandon and Ebony Hall, sons, Kendall and Eric Bush; step-daughter, Tiffany (Jeff, Jr.) Hensley; devoted sister and caregiver, Wanda Jett; sister, Barbara Jo (Louis) McClure; brother, Chicko Jett; niece, Alisha McClure; nephews, Anthony Jordan, and Clifton McClure; a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6:00 to 6:30 PM with services to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel.

Elvis R. Winton

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Winton, Elvis R. – born March 13, 1958, to the late Gladys Winton and J B Taylor. He was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, July, 15, 2013. He is preceded in death by his brother, Larry Winton, grandparents, Charles (Pauline) Winton, uncle, Wittley Winton, cousins, Loretta Watts, Jackie Ray Watts and William Winton. He will be forever cherished by his devoted ex-wife and friend, Denise Tucker;  son, Antonio (Phyllis) Faulkner; daughters, LaQuitta (Jason) Cullom, and Denisha (Andra) Thompson; grandchildren, Ke’Yanna Thompson, Mary Page, Ta’Won Burris, Thomasia Agnew, Thomas (Ray Ray) Agnew and Ja’Riyah Cullom; sister, Christine Winton; brothers, Pastor Melvin Winton and Willie (Rosella) Winton; aunts, Frances Wiley, Dorothy James; uncle, Charlie Winton; devoted nieces, Shanya Tate and Brodaria Winton; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 10:00 – 10:30am with funeral service to follow. Pastor, David Williams officiating. Interment will follow at New Gray Cemetery. Services will conclude with full dove release.

Elmo “Moe” E. Blackwell

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Elmo (Moe) E. Blackwell of Knoxville, passed away to be with his heavenly father on Sunday, July 14, 2013.  Elmo met no strangers and called everyone friend.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and had a work span that later included years at Fort Sanders Hospital and Tennessee Valley Authority.  He was a faithful member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church and dearly loved the Men’s Ministry of which he was a member.

He is preceded in death by parents Nathaniel and Genie Blackwell and was the last of 14 siblings born to that union.  He leaves to have fond memories family members to include William (Maria) Mills, Chris Bentley, Richard Blackwell, Henry Blackwell, close friends to include caregiver Carol Young, Jimmy Battle, Lonnie McNair, Curtis Ray, Willie James Elder, Robert and Annetta James, Jarrett Bush, Albert Nelson, the residents of Morningside Gardens, and the Rogers Memorial Baptist Church family.

A very heartfelt thank you is extended to Dr. Carla Gillespie and all of the NHC (St. Mary’s) staff who treated him with so much dignity and respect.

Services will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Unity Mortuary with visitation at 11:00 a.m. and funeral service to follow at 11:30, Reverend A.D. Baxter officiating and the Reverend Dr. Michel S.E. Caldwell eulogist.  Interment will follow at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway. Service will conclude with full military honors and dove release.

James A. Jones

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Jones, James A. better known as Bill, passed away in his home on June 29, 2013. Bill was born in Knoxville, TN. on October 31, 1943 to his late parents Ada and Jack A. Jones. Preceded in death by: Carole Jean Jones, mother of his children; grandson, William L. Jones. He leaves to cherish his memories: children, Vickie, James “Buzz”, Stephanie, William, Adrian “Tip” and Carnetta “Poo Loo”; grandchildren; sisters, Vernetta Jones and Carrie Nickelberry; brother, Robert Jones; nieces; nephews and other relative and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at College Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1837 Brandau Street, Knoxville, TN.

Kenneth Foster Sr.

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Kenneth Foster Sr. – departed this life on June 27, 2013 from St. Mary’s Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law Orlando Cepeda Tippitt and Charles Whittmam.  Survivors: wife, Melody; sons, Kenneth (Mavis) Foster, Kenta Foster, Kareem Foster; brother, John (Mamosa) Foster, Jr.; sister, Patricia Littlejohn; brothers-in-law, Sam (Carolynn) Fulton,Richard Kyle Fulton, Shannon (Ellen) Fulton, Robert Tippitt; sisters-in-law, Brenda Whitman, Dena (Gregg) McCallie, Veronica Tippitt, Julia Tippitt, Mattie Jean Tippitt, Gloria Tippett; granchildren, Kenneth Xavier Foster, Keithon Foster; uncle, Murphy (Eugenia) Strong, Sr.; aunts, Kathaleen Strong, Athaleen Strong, Pearlie Strong, Dora Willean Cullom;  a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends  Wednesday,  July 3, 2013  from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm with funeral service to follow at  Logan Temple AME Zion Church, 2744 Selma Avenue. Rev. Sam Fulton, officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Olive Cemetery. Service to conclude with full dove release.

Morgan A. Robinson

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

ROBINSON, MORGAN A.- departed this life on June 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1957 to Minnie Ruth Robinson and Charlie Bradford.  Morgan was the youngest of his five siblings. Educated in Knoxville City Schools. Attended University of Louisville. Morgan accepted Christ in his youth. He rededicated his life and became a faithful member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Employed for many years at Baptist Hospital and Greyhounds Bus Line. Preceded in death by parents; step-father, O’Neil “Bo” Hamilton; grandmother, Corean Robinson-Gray; 4 brothers, David, Benny, Charles and Bill Robinson. Morgan leaves to cherish his memories: brother, Kenneth “Gene” (Tabitha) Robinson, East Point, MI; aunts, Evelyn Thompson and Mary Edwards, Detroit, MI; uncle, Reverend Herman (Jessie) Robinson, Sandusky, OH; a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 11-11:30 AM with service to follow Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Valentino J. McNeal officiating and Minister Brenda McNair, Eulogist. Interment to follow at New Gray Cemetery.  Service to conclude with full dove release. In lieu flowers donations can be sent to Unity Mortuary in Morgan’s memory.

Donella Boone Stone Queener

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Queener, Donella Boone Stone – passed away on June 22, 2013 at Ft. Sanders Regional after a brief illness. She was a member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church. Donella was a member of Austin High School class of 1951. She was a kind gentle loving person and will be missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by parents, Seth and Isabella Stone; husband Howard “Buddy” Queener; sons, Richard Blair and Michael Parrott; brothers, James and Elbert Stone. Remembered with fond memories: daughters, Ingrid Blair of Knoxville, TN., and Sharon Knight, Clarksville, TN; sons, Barry, Larry, Michael and Norman Queener, Knoxville, TN.; brother, Teddy Stone; sisters, Elizabeth Carter, Knoxville, TN., Jean Curry, Washington, DC and Hazel Webb, Knoxville, TN.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; special friends, Jimmy Battle, Nancy Thompson, Lillie Mae Jones, Wanda Smith, the Mullins and Troutman families; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and church family too numerous to name. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 12:30 – 1:00 pm with services to follow at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church. Rev. Michel S.E Caldwell officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services to conclude with full dove release.

Ruth Ozelle Cowan

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Cowan, Ruth Ozelle, age 96, departed this life on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Tennova Health Care.  A member of First A.M.E  Zion Church, retired educator of Knox County Schools and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Preceded  in death by husband, William Grant Cowan,  her parents, two brothers and three sisters; niece Mary Florence Debro McClain and great great niece, Vicky Bobo.

Loving survivors include, son, Dmitri Grant Cowan; granddaughters, Darlene (Scott) Green of Nashville and Martina Cowan; great grandchildren, Jase and Ean Green;  nieces, Marie Louise Estell and Barbara Jean Williams; great niece , Resa Ford and children Maya and Andriana;  great great nephew, Dillard Estell of Columbus, Ohio; other great niece, Tatinytia Hughey; great nephews, Michael (Erica) and Reginald Cowan;  great-great nieces and nephews, Jade, Rayanna, Jayden, Jackson, Reginald, Jr., Markese; devoted daughter-in-law, Olivia Cowan and other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends on Friday, June 14, 2013, from 3:00 until 4:00 pm at First A.M.E Zion Church 1900 McCalla Ave. with funeral service to follow.  Interment will be held at Highland Memorial Park on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm. Services to conclude with full dove release.

Uniqua Brown

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Brown, Uniqua – age 21, was born to Tomica Delaney-Jones and Victor Brown, Sr. she attended Overcoming Believers Church. Uniqua was a loving mother, daughter and sister. She had a big heart for the ones she loved. She will be missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by her grandfather, Johnny (Smokey) Brown. She leaves to cherish memory: her father, Victor (Candy) Brown Sr.; mother, Tomica (Gregory) Delaney-Jones; children, Mydia, and  Imeir Brown, Chloe and Cylie Maples; grandmothers, Peggie Berry and Joyce Wiggins; great-great-grandmother, Eva H. Wiggins Mapp; siblings; Shantyra, Jimmy, Kadiza, Victor Jr., and Deon; a host of other relatives and friends to include a special aunt, Tina Berry. A special thanks to Overcoming Believers Church and McDonald Drive Church of Christ. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm with funeral services to follow at Overcoming Believers Church. Pastor Daryl Arnold, officiating. Interment will immediately follow at New Gray Cemetery.