Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Annie Mae McCowan

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

McCowan, Annie Mae – known as (Aunt Annie Mae) departed this life on November 10, 2013. Who formally resided at Amanda Ct., Saxton Ave. and Morning Side Apt. in Knoxville, TN. Services were held at W.W Bolt Funeral Home 175 W. 159 th St. Havey, II 60426 on Nov. 14, 2013.

Jaceon Marquise Spears

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Spears, Jaceon Marquise (Infant) – son of Brittney Griffin and Marquise Spears entered into Eternal rest on Sunday, November 10, 2013, at U. T. Medical Center. We look forward to meeting Jaceon but he’s gone to be with his Father in Heaven. Jaceon will be remembered by Deltina Green, Raffell Griffin, Michelle Thomas, Courtney Thomas, Brenda Green, Deborah Griffin, Brenda Whitman, Mary Green, and other relatives and friends too numerous to name. Family will assemble at Unity Mortuary on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Pastor Steve Simpson officiating. Graveside service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Lynnhurst Cemetery.

Walter Paris Dulaney, Sr.

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Dulaney, Walter Paris, Sr., age 78 of Knoxville, TN passed away at home after courageous battle with cancer. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and later retired from the U.S. Post Office. After retirement he worked as a caregiver. In earlier years he was known as “Funny Bunny” by many children, “WP” by family members and long-time friends and “Paw Paw” by his grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, William  & Rosie Dulaney, Sr.; brothers, William, Jr., James, Fredrick and Melvin Dulaney; sister, Edith Dulaney. He is survived by and will be greatly missed by: children, Walter, Jr. (Fiancé-Sheena) Dulaney, Angela Brown, Lorraine (James) Greenlee, Kellie (James) Kennedy, Christopher Dulaney and Tracy Dulaney; brother, Arthur Lee Dulaney; 5 grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 11:00 AM until 12:00 Noon with funeral services to follow at Logan Temple AME Zion Church. Interment to follow at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Governor John Sevier Highway location with full military honors. Services to conclude with full dove release.

Andrew L. Haynes

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Haynes, Andrew L. – departed this life and entered into Eternal rest on Thursday, November 7, 2013, in Orange City, FL. He was a former Knoxvillian who lived and worked in New Jersey and spent his retirement years in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Louella F. Haynes; son, Michael (Andrea) Haynes; granddaughter, Celeste Haynes and numerous relatives, extended family and friends. Graveside service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, TN. A memorial service will be held at John Knox Village, Orange City, FL at a later date. Final Arrangements are entrusted to Lankford Funeral Home, De Land, FL and Unity Mortuary, Knoxville, TN.

Doris M. Parker

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Parker, Doris M. – age 50, passed away October 31, 2013 at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. Preceded in death by father, Otis Parker, brother, Melvin Tucker and sister, Patricia Tucker. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Chuckisha Thomas, grandson, Sha’ Michea Bailey, mother, Cora Mae Tucker, brother, Michael Parker and Thomas (Tawana) Tucker, Knoxville, TN., sisters, Joann Laster, Chattanooga, TN., Gwen Chaney-Miller, Charlotte Fletcher, Knoxville, TN., Shelia Parker, Hattiesburg, MS., Debra Parker, Georgia; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins and devoted friends. Family will receive friends Monday, November 4, 2013 at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 11:00 – 12:00 Noon with funeral service to follow at 12:00 Noon. Rev. Charles Sanderfur officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Olive Cemetery. Services to conclude with full dove release.

John E. Smith

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Smith, John E. – of Knoxville was born November 23, 1978 to his beloved parents, Doris Smith and John (Pedro) Williams, and loving grandmother, Mary Smith-Lane. John departed this life October 27, 2013 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. He graduated from Carter High School and went on to further his education at Lane College. He was to start Real Estate School on November 4, 2013. He was employed at Central Car Wash & Detailing. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Williams. John leaves behind his daughters , Joyous ,Aaliyah and Taqualla; sisters, Nikki (JaMichael) Garner, Shelita (Spanky) Murriel, Sharmaine, Mahagony and  Aaliah Walton, Erica, Keira; brother, Ahmadd Rochadd; aunts, Emma Taylor, Delrose (Robert) Byrd, Pearl Page, Debra (Michael) Haynes, Teresa Smith, Mary Jean Beauchaine  and Lina Jones; uncles, Tyrone Smith, Elder (Terry) Smith, Tony, Fredrick (Alice), Henry (Peter Gun), Larry, Scottie, Lawrency Williams; niece, Mr. & Mrs. Stanly Smith,  Lora and Annette, Detroit, MI.; a host of nieces nephews includes PeAndra, Demarius, Ro Jr., Ahzyah,  Ahmya  and  a host of  friends and love ones. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. at New Friendship Baptist church with funeral services to follow at 4:00 P.M. Pastor Joseph B. Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services will conclude with full dove release.

Derrick K. Smith

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Smith, Derrick K.  – returned to God on Monday, October 21, 2013 at his home. He was was the husband of Gloria Smith. He is survived by 5 children, 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. The family will receive on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon with funeral services to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Joseph G. Leonard, Sr.

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Leonard, Sr. Joseph G. – age 78, passed away on Sunday evening, October 20, 2013 at Fort Sanders Hospital. He served in the 101 st Army Airborne Division. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael Leonard and daughter, Pamela L. Beene. Joseph is survived by special friend, Pamela Castlemun; brother, Glen and Geri Leonard; sister, Romena Ramsey; son, Joseph G. Leonard, Jr. and wife Sandra; daughter, Kimberly A. Trent; son in law, Jack Beene; grandchildren, Tana, Kristen, Carrie, Travis, Tyler, Tiffany, Sonya and Stacye; 12 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Memorial Service in memory of Joseph will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 12:00 until 2:00  p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel.

Michael D. Griggs

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Griggs, Michael Duane – age 53, passed away on Friday, October18, 2013 at Beverly Park Place in Knoxville. Preceded in death by mother, Agnes Griggs and father, Eugene Shelton. Michael is survived by his brothers, Anthony (Tony), Darrell and Sean Griggs, half-brother, Desmond Shelton; sister, Loretta (Griggs) Coleman; his devoted sister in law, Renita (Poo) Griggs; uncle, James Shelton and aunt, Dorothy Locke. He will be missed by his nieces; nephews; great nieces and great nephews; devoted friend and partner Sarah Cooper (Peanut) and her family. Our family wishes to thank everyone that helped in providing healthcare and support for our loved one. Family will receive friends Friday, October 25, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be held at Highland South Memorial Park on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with full dove release.

Yvonne Oshanna Deathridge

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Deathridge, Yvonne Oshanna – of Knoxville went to her heavenly Father on October 13, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo and Grace Cardine, brothers, Gus Carodine and Robert Carodine, of Memphis, Tennessee. She leaves behind her devoted husband and best friend, Larry Deathridge; daughters, Alicia Bonhart of Atlanta, Georgia and Gabrielle Deathridge of Arlington, Texas; son, Khary Deathridge; brothers, Billy Carodine and James Carodine, of Memphis, Tennessee and a host of family and friends. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at New Vision Church, located at 1810 Lovell Road in Knoxville, at 1:00 p.m. Rev. J. Ellis McCleary officiating. Family will assemble at the church at 12:30 p.m.