Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

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.

Christine Cline Underwood

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Underwood, Christine Cline - of Knoxville, went home on Friday, January
20, 2012, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Preceded in death by her son, Herbert Underwood, Jr., parents Lily Cline and Charles Fire, brothers, Thurman Fire and Clifton Cline and sister, Frances Cline. She leaves to celebrate her home going: children Thurman (Rebecca) Kinnebrew, Lillian Underwood, Janice Malone (Percell Booker), Cecelia and Ann Underwood; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren. On Thursday, January 26, 2012, the family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Milton A. Proctor, Sr. and Rev. Tiki Dixon officiating. Interment to follow the service at Mount Olive Cemetery, Maryville Pike.

Eddie Lamar Davis

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Davis, Eddie Lamar – age 66 passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. He is survived by: sons, Eddie Davis and Erick Mack-Davis, Rochester, New York; daughter, Adrienne Mack-Davis, New York, NY; sisters, Lois (John) Moorman, S. Plainfield, New Jersey, Eddie Mae Linder, M. Annette Bailey, Knoxville, Tennessee, Harriet (Kenneth) Thomas, Bloomington, Indiana; brothers, Joe Lewis (Maggie), John (Marie), Knoxville, and Dr. W. Bob (Sylvia) Davis, Overland Park, Kansas; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to name. Family will receive friends Friday, January 13, 2012 at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 2:00 to 2:30 pm with the Memorial Service to follow. Reverend Leroy Franklin officiating.

Lillie Mae Campbell

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Campbell, Lillie Mae - went from Labor to Reward on January 4, 2012. She passed away at home surrounded by her loves one. She was a faithful member of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Hattie Campbell; brother and sister-in-law Clifford and Frajan Campbell. Lillie Mae leaves to celebrate her life, her daughter, Ms. Belinda Campbell- Pirtle; granddaughter, Min. Carren (Min. Timothy) Broadnax; grandson, Rudy Pirtle; great-grandsons, Brandon Wade and Rudy Pirtle, Jr.; nephew, Paul (Tammy) Campbell, Sr. of North Hills, CA; nieces, Jacqueline (Donnie) Comas of West Friendship, MD, Gwendolyn (Jim) Johnson of Knoxville, TN, Frajan “Baby” Campbell of Decatur, GA, and Cleo (Felix) Carter of Fayetteville, TN; son-in-law, Rudolph Pirtle; special companion, Mr. Roy Hale; and a host of other relatives and friends. Sunday, January 8, 2012, the family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at New Friendship M. Baptist Church. Interment service will be held at Highland South, Monday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. A full dove release will conclude the service.