Mary L. Thompson

July 2nd, 2017

Mary Lee Thompson , age 67, of Knoxville, TN passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Ruby and Ralph Howard. Left to cherish her memory: devoted children, daughter, Karen Thompson; son, Carl Thompson; grandchildren, Tiara Thompson and Tory Moran; great-grandchild, London Moran; 4 [...]

Lenson Harris

June 27th, 2017

Lenson Harris, age 75 of Knoxville, transitioned from this life on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Kindred Nursing – Northaven. He was born June 15, 1942 in Greenville, GA to the late Will Harris, Sr. and Gertrude Neal Harris. He was known by many as a deacon at Payne Avenue Baptist Church. He is preceded in [...]

Mary J. Brooks

June 20th, 2017

Mary Jane Brooks passed away June 20, 2017 at Beverly Park Place. She was born July 7, 1945 to the late Robert Scruggs and Mary Elizabeth Brooks Cullum and step-daughter of the late Robert Banner. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Otis and James Newton. She is survived by her sister, Edith [...]

Ronald E. Parkey

June 18th, 2017

Ronald Edward Parkey, age 68, departed this life on June 18, 2017 at his home in Knoxville, TN. This charismatic man was born to John and Kathleen Parkey on September 20, 1948 in Morristown, TN where he lived until he moved to the Knoxville area.  Many knew him as “Parkey,” an entrepreneur who fulfilled many [...]

Jerome “Jroc” Locke

June 17th, 2017

Jerome Phillip Locke “Jroc”, age 27, Knoxville, TN, born January 30, 1990, went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2017. Jerome is preceded in death by his grandparents: Patricia Matlock, Magelene Locke, Eula Robinson, Robert Jackson, William Tillery, and James Shields, Sr.; aunts and uncles: Christine Moore, Calvin Locke, Christopher Tillery, Sr., and [...]

Jarmaine R. Wade

June 17th, 2017

Jarmaine R. Wade was born May 25, 1979. He departed this life on June 17, 2017.He was a devoted son, brother, father and uncle. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted parents, Burette and Margaret Wade; son: Jalen Wade; brother, Jarret Wade; niece, Jamice Wade; life partner, Tricia Anger; aunts & uncles: John (Ruth) [...]

James A. Scandrick, Jr.

June 17th, 2017

James A. Scandrick, age 78, died peacefully in his home in Nashville on June 17, 2017. He was born in Knoxville and raised by his beloved grandmother. He first went to Nashville to attend Fisk University where he matriculated with a degree in Education and returned to Knoxville to teach. James later went back to [...]

Belie Bukobwa

June 14th, 2017

Belie Bukobwa, age 57, of Knoxville, passed away on June 14, 2017 at UT Medical Center following a tragic accident. She was born in Congo (D.R.C.) on December 31, 1959 to the late Moses Sebakambwe and Nyirasebura. She grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo and later moved to Gisenyi, Rwanda and started a [...]

Charles J. Bell

June 14th, 2017

Charles J. Bell, age 100, of Knoxville, departed this life on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his residence in Knoxville, TN. He was born in Hartwell, Georgia on November 2, 1916 to Clarksie Heard and Robert Bell. Charles graduated from the Hart County Training School on May 31, 1933, and later moved to Atlanta, Georgia. [...]

Iyalode Nkechi K. Ajanaku

June 1st, 2017

Iyalode Nkechi Kianga Ajanaku, age 60, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at her home in East Knoxville, Tennessee in the arms of her family. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Abner and Wornie English; mother, Dorothy Marie English; aunt, Ruby Wright; and uncle, Elijh English. She is survived by her children: Bolanile [...]