Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Carl Summersour, Jr.

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Carl Summerour, Jr. was born on January 27, 1923 in Marietta, Georgia to Carl and Clara Summerour. He entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 16, 2013 at NHC Columbia in Columbia, Tennessee after a four-day stay. He was educated in the Knoxville School System and was a member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church.  After attending Austin High School, Carl enlisted in the United States Army during the World War II. Upon returning to Knoxville, he went to work for the Northrop Southern Railroad Company, where he remained until his retirement in 1986. He later took employment with Dynamic Security, Incorporation until leaving at the age of eighty-five (85). He then worked briefly for U.S. Security Associates until failing health made this impossible. He married Katherine Elizabeth Goins in 1947 and remained married until her death in 2010. To this union three children were born. In addition to Katherine, he was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gregory Anthony Summerour; brother, Clarence Summerour; and sisters Clara Banks and Alta Boyd. Those left to cherish his memories are son, Edwin Eugene (Brenda) Summerour; daughters, Aquilla Ellington and Maxine Loretta (Don) Dixon; sister-in-law, Agnes Bush; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 12:00 to 12:30 PM with funeral services to follow at 12:30 PM at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Reginald Strong officiating & Eulogist. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery 3500, Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN. Services to conclude with full military honors and dove release.

William E. “Turtle Rock” Hall

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Hall, William E “Turtle Rock” – departed his life peacefully on September 11, 2013. He was born June 7, 1956 in Knoxville, TN He was preceded in death by: mother, Mezella Hall; father, Roy Bagwell. He leaves to cherish his fond memories: wife, Rochelle; daughters, Khisa, Teona; sons, Jabarr (Tekita)Terrell, Sterling, Travis, DeMarcus and Jalen; sisters, Priscilla (Glenn), Verlina, Sherrie, Janice; brothers, Roy, Prdra, Jimmy (Shelia), Keith and Jerry; 12 grandchildren; 2 uncles; 3 aunts; devoted father and mother-in-law, Lawrence  and Mary Dixson, Sr.; 2 brothers-in-law; 2 sisters-in-law; devoted cousins, Ronnie (Ezekiel) Nelson and Richard Kirkland; devoted friends, William Dixon, Jr., Jeffery Minor, Sr., Sammie  McAfee, Willie Lewis, Clarence McDowell and Eli Easterly; many relatives and other friends too numerous to name. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM with funeral services to follow at 7:00 PM at New Friendship Baptist Church, 1933 Texas Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921 with Reverend Steve Simpson officiating & Eulogist. Interment to be on 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Mt Olive Cemetery, Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN.

Brown, Kevin

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Brown, Kevin L. – born November 27, 1962 in Knoxville, TN. He departed his life peacefully on September 8, 2013. He was the fifth child out of nine born to the parents of Thurman Lloyd Brown and Ethel Lee Brown-Minor. He attended Austin East High School and further his education at Job Corp. Kevin was employed at The University of Tennessee Medical Center for 27 years faithfully. Kevin loved outdoors activities after a long day work and spending time with his children. He was preceded in death by: his father, Thurman Lloyd Brown; grandparents, John Henry Atkins and Odessa L. Atkins; uncle, Larry Atkins, cousin, Allison Opara; brother, Kenneth Clemons; nephew, Evan Jaileth Anderson and brother in law, Isaiah Robertson. He leaves to cherish his memory to celebrate his life:  son, Kevin Trevon Brown and daughter, Sierra Janae Brown; mother, Ethel L. Brown-Minor; sisters, Frankie (Bruce) Anderson, Valinda T. Owens, Druscilla A. Robinson, Angela D. Brown and Beverly (Charles) Holland;  brothers,  Patrick L. Owens, Thurman B. Brown and Larry D. Brown; aunts, Mary Brown and  Willow Nicholson all of Knoxville, TN.; a host of nieces; nephews; great nieces and nephews; cousins and friends to include devoted friend, Tina Stevens; significant other, Shelley R. Rutherford. Special thanks to University of Tennessee Oncologists Dr. Stephen S. Miller, Dr. Gary, Dr. Franklin, nurse Jamie, Donna Boxell and the entire staff of the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM with funeral services to follow at 5:00 PM at Community Evangelistic Church 2650 Boyds Bridge Pike Knoxville, TN 37914. Rev. Lewis Porter officiating.

Sammie E. Hall Nelson

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Nelson, Sammie E. Hall – age 74, was called home to be with the Lord on September 3, 2013.  She was a member of Foster Chapel Baptist Church and  a graduate of Austin High School class of 1956. Preceded in death by parents; Jeff and Elizabeth Hall, brothers, Namon, Claude, Melvin, Eugene, Robert Hall and grandson, Sean Gillispie. She leaves to cherish her memory: children, Debbie, Harvey Jr., Joyce, Eleanor and Tony (Sylvia) Elder; sisters, Mary (Ira) Grimes, Frances Hall and Carolyn McGill; brother, Paul (BO) Hall; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM with funeral services to follow at Greater Warner AME Zion Church. Rev. Kevin White officiating. Interment to follow at Foster Chapel Church Cemetery. Services to conclude with full dove release.

Lee Marvin Ross

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Ross, Lee Marvin – age 48, went home to be with the Lord on September 1, 2013. He was a member of St. Joseph House of Prayer. Preceded in death by his father, CJ Ross, mother, Aretha Elaine Ross, mother-in-law,  Barbara Jean DuBose Rucker and father-in- law Russell Lee Rucker. Leave to cherish his memories: his loving devoted faithful wife of 27 years Angelia Ross, and three devoted sons, Brandon DuBose Hickey, Jamarri (Victoria) Ross, Jyiamin (April) Ross; brother, Ronney (Tracey) Ross; sisters-in-law, Deborah (Lawerence) Reeves, Dorothy Ross; brothers –in-law, Mark Cannon and Todd (Alice) DuBose;  god-daughter, Kendra Robinson; god-son, Jeremiah Moore; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 4:00 to 4:30 PM at St. Joseph House of Prayer 1300 University Avenue. Pastor Tonya Tucker officiating.

Issac Lee Anderson

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Anderson, Isaac Lee of Knoxville, – age 85 departed this life on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at his residence. Preceded in death by his wife, Veonia M. Graves Anderson, parents, Isaac Lee, Sr. and Susie Anderson; brothers, Fred, Solomon and David; grandson, Lawrence Chaz Ferrell; great grandson, Evan Jaileth Anderson. He was a self-employed concrete finisher for more than 50 years and a veteran of the United States Army. Those left to cherish his memory: children, David (Victoria) Anderson, Lakeview, Arkansas, Vivian (Harmon) Brown, Augusta, Georgia, Brenda (Ricky) Turner, Darlene Allen, Bruce (Frankie) Anderson all of Knoxville, Tennessee Vanessa (Lawrence) Ferrell, FT. Meade, Maryland, Audrey L. Anderson, Atlanta, Georgia,; extended family Shawn Myers, Knoxville, Tennessee and Betty Anderson, Chicago, Illinois; 3 sisters in law; a brother in law;  19 grandchildren; 29 great grand; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends which includes devoted friends, Walter and Odell Lowery, and Gilbert Smith, devoted family friends, Debra Arnold Winston and Marva Anderson. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral services to follow at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Rev. Tyrone Steen officiating. Interment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Garden. Services to conclude with full dove release


Doris Kay Dixson

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Dixson, Doris Kay – was born April 2, 1940 in Knoxville, TN to the late Frederick Lowery and Louise Lowery Kelly. She fell asleep in the bosom of our Lord and Savior on August 20, 2013 in Miami, FL. She was preceded in death by siblings; Ruth McCallie, Joyce Williams and Marvin Lowery, Sr. Left to cherish her memory: husband, William Dixson, Sr.; children, Sandra (Nathaniel) Daniels, William (Kivia) Dixson, Jr. and Toby (Betty) Dixson; god daughter, Kejoria Sawyer; sisters, Marcia Battle and Yvette (Terry) Giles; brother-in law, Julian Dixson; sisters in law, Lillie (Ray) Curd, Mary Thomas, Julia (Jessie) Rogers,  Helen Winton and Almazine (James) Williams; a host of grandchildren; great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren; nieces; nephews, aunts, other relatives and friends; special niece, Dawn Dixson; special friends, Bernice Walton, Debra Haynes and Betty Lowery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at First Calvary Baptist Church, 1750 Delaware Avenue from 1:00 to 1:30 PM with Memorial Service to immediately follow. Reverend Benjamin E. Lewis, Jr. officiating. Inurnment to follow at New Gray Cemetery. Services to conclude with full dove release. In lieu of flowers please send memorial to First Calvary Baptist Church. Friends may visit family at 4328 Skyline Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914.


James Lee “Baldy” Johnson

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Johnson, James Lee “Baldy” - of Knoxville, departed this life on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Parkwest Hospital. Retired from Y-12 with 30 years of service. Preceded in death by: mother, Lydia Kilby Johnson; father, Joe Johnson; sister Mary Ellen Johnson; daughter, Jamesena Pratt. Survivors:  daughter, Cherain (Derrick) Patterson; granddaughters, Jayda, and Derraie; devoted friend Mary Winton. The family will receive friends on 11 AM until 12 Noon with funeral to follow on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at First AME Zion Church with Reverend Michael McNair officiating. Interment to follow at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Governor John Sevier Highway. The family will assemble at 122 Cedar Avenue. Services to conclude with full dove release.

John Louis Chandler, Jr.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Chandler, Jr. John Louis – age 61, of Detroit, Michigan formerly of Knoxville, TN. departed this life August 14, 2013. He was affectionately known to his family and friends as “Buddy”. John retired with 27 years of service with the city of Detroit. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army, 101 Airborne Division. He was preceded in death by his parents; Hattie Mae and John Louis Chandler, Sr.; sisters, Carmen Stacy and Judy Chandler. He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted and longtime partner, Marva Smith of Melvindale, MI.; devoted sister, Barbara (Hiawatha) Holt, of Lithonia, GA.; brothers, Gary (Jean), Michael (Jackie),Grady (Jackie), Brian (Sheena) Chandler of Knoxville, TN. and Maurice Chandler of Petersburg’s, VA.; uncles, Otis Chandler, Harold (Mary) Chandler, Knoxville, TN., Theodore (Brenda) Chandler, Sevierville, TN. and Lee Ross (Jackie) Chandler, Knoxville, TN.; aunt, Virginia McMillian, Knoxville, TN.; a host nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Family and friends will meet at 12:00 Noon.

Jackson, Constance

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Jackson, McCowan  Constance – was born on March 4, 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She departed this life on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend Theondrad E. Jackson, her parents, Reverend and Sister Charles (Grace) McCowan, sister, Millicent Sackett and brother, Charles McCowan. Born and raised in the Fire Baptized Holiness Church, she later joined Martin Chapel United Methodist Church. She was founder of Lonsdale Day Care Center and worked as their Director for many years. She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Theondrad Jackson, Jr., Kayren Kirkpatrick, Kelvin (Tracey) Jackson and Staci Jackson; her brothers, Gordon (Vernell) McCowan and Leonard (Ruby) McCowan; also loving grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; in-laws and friends. The family will receive on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 2:30 to 3:00 pm at Lennon Seney United Methodist Church   with Reverend Donald Swift officiating. Interment will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:30 am at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 5901 Lyons View Pike. Services to conclude with full dove release.