Obituary

Alan Gray Sherman

Alan Gray Sherman-age 77 of Maynardville, TN born December 18, 1944 passed away Saturday morning, November 26, 2022 at his home. He was a member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, Knoxville. He was a retired Veteran of the Viet Nam War with the United States Navy at the rank of Master Chief with 24 years of service and was awarded several medals and accommodations including a Purple Heart.

A. J. Williams

A. J. Williams-age 92 of Luttrell went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 surrounded by his pride and joy, his children. He was a member of Mountain View Church of God of the Union Assembly. He had a great love for his church family, music and fox hunting. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Williams; parents, Jim and Pearl Williams; brother, Doffise Williams; sisters, Oleda Hutson, Lela Williams; grandson, J. R. Creech.

Pearl Chao Sharp

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Pearl Chao Sharp
October 14, 2022 6:08 am·
Pearl Chao Sharp, 72, of Lawrenceville, wife of Roving Photographer Frank Sharp, passed away October 1 at Northside Hospital in Lawrenceville from pancreatic cancer. She was born on February 7, 1949, in China, but escaped to Taiwan during the war with China.

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Brenda Burkhart

Brenda J. Burkhart-age 78 of Knoxville, born April 25, 1944 in Harlan County, Kentucky entered the gates of Heaven Thursday, November 17, 2022 with her family by her side. Friends and family will miss Brenda’s bossy demeanor and her hands-on hips sassy self; but more importantly, we will miss her contagious smile, her caring nature and her genuine love for everyone she met. Brenda was preceded in death by parents, Denvir, Sr.

Cynthia "Cindy" Buckner

Cynthia E. “Cindy” (Hensley) Buckner-age 56 of Corryton passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at North Knoxville Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Johnny Christopher “Chris” Buckner; granddaughter, Chloe Young; parents, Everett and Ollie Mae (Green) Hensley; sisters, Carolyn Muncey, Linda
Carroll, Barbara Ann Hensley, Thelma Jean Carroll, Katherine Hunter, Virginia Sweet; brother, Earl (Pap) Hensley.

Katelyn Ashton Garrett

Katelyn Ashton Garrett – age 18 of Corryton, passed away Friday, November 11, 2022 at U T Medical Center. Our beautiful precious Kate lost her battle to AML. She fought long and hard and was so brave. Not only for all of us, but for her perfect baby girl, Madison Grace. We know that Katelyn is no longer in pain. She went through those Pearly Gates. Katlyn gets to walk with our Father, hug her mother and hold her baby girl.

George O. Sweet

George Odra Sweet-age 62 of Maynardville went to be with the Lord suddenly Thursday afternoon, November 10, 2022 at his home. He was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. He loved wood working in his own wood working shop and also loved hunting, especially archery. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Alice Sweet; brothers, Lawrence, Jeff and Rome Sweet.

Sue Sharp Bailey

Sue (Sharp) Bailey-age 79 of Union County/Knoxville went Home to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, November 9, 2022. She was saved and of the Baptist faith. Sue’s quote was that her Lord never disappointed her. She was a retired employee of the former Standard Knitting Mill and The Palm Beach Company. Preceded in death by parents, John and Rosie (Shoffner) Sharp; brothers, Dave Sharp, Lee Bob Sharp; sisters, Polly Sheckels, Lela Mae Weaver, Linda Harrell, Faye Hicks; father and mother-in-law, Jay and Alberta Bailey.

J R Masingo

J R Masingo-age 64 of Sharps Chapel went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Claiborne Medical Center. He was a member and deacon of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Former employee of England-Corsair in Tazewell. Preceded in death by parents, Sillus and Mattie (Ray) Masingo; sister, Mossie Masingo; brother, Charles (Chub) Masingo.

Christa Ursula Alford

Christa Ursula (Mueller) Alford - age 79 of Maynardville went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 3, 2022 in her home surrounded by loved ones. Christa was born on January 15, 1943 in Stuttgart, Germany. From an early age she proved to be brave, adventurous and free spirited: climbing trees, going dancing, sneaking out, and marrying an American soldier. She and Paul Alford were married in Germany and eventually settled down in Maynardville, Tennessee. She raised 5 children while working in tobacco fields and later a meat shop.

Sharon Bailey Kitts

Sharon Bailey Kitts-age 66 of Maynardville passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. Frank and Mary (Muncey) Bailey; sister, Joyce Cline; nephew, Jerry Lynn Hubbs.

Survivors: Husband of 47 years, Mike Kitts of Maynardville; son, Jonathan Kitts of Powell; sister, Brenda Bailey of Knoxville. Several nieces, nephews and cousins along with other family members and a host of friends.

Janice Rush Donahue

Janice Rush Donahue-age 72 of Blaine passed away Wednesday morning, November 2, 2022 at her home. She was a member of Cedar Ford Baptist Church and was a graduate of Rutledge High School, Class of 1968. Preceded in death by, husband, C. Wayne “Moose’ Donahue; sons, Dwayne Donahue and Doyle Donahue; parents, Hobert and Peggy Jeanette Rush; brother, David Rush.

Michael Patrick Conatser

Michael Patrick Conatser-age 31 0f Maynardville passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at his home.

Survivors: son, Gabriel; daughter, Allison; father, Michael E. Conatser; mother, Melissa M. Schubert; sisters, Ashley N. Capps, Rebecca L. Foster, Jessica C. Boots, Cierra D. Boots, Whitney P. Riffey, Krista D. Craig; grandmother, Mary Darden. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Polly Ann Brown

Polly Ann Brown-age 75 of Tazewell passed away Monday morning, October 31, 2022 at her home. She was a member of Lone Hollow Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Tri-State Nursing Home in Harrogate with 35 years of service as a CNA. Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Mae Jordan along with eight brothers and sisters.

Kynsley Rae Sharp

Kynsley Rae Sharp – age 8 weeks, born September 2, 2022, peacefully fell asleep in Daddy and Mommy’s arms on October 27, 2022 at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. She touched the lives of many on her journey, from friends they made in the hospital to random strangers who stumbled upon her story. Everyone who heard about her or knew her knew how hard she was fighting and made them want to fight right along with her. We were all so blessed to know her and will keep her memory alive daily. Fly high up there sweet girl.

Curtis Peace, Jr.

Curtis Enzer “Poppy” Peace, Jr. – age 82 of Andersonville, went home to be with the Lord. He is singing with the Angels and will be deeply missed by his family and everyone that knew him. Job 14:1-2 says: Man that is born of a woman is a few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not. He loved his family and friends, but he loved the Lord most of all! He was a member of Indian Gap Missionary Baptist Church. Poppy enjoyed playing and singing bluegrass gospel music.

James E. Loy, Sr.

James E. Loy, Sr.-age 79 of Sevierville went to his heavenly home Sunday morning, October 30, 2022 at his home. He was of the Baptist faith and was a devoted family man. He enjoyed music and was affectionately known as The Man in Black when he sang. His beautiful voice and his quick wit will be missed by many. Preceded in death by parents, James and Ruby Loy; sisters, Baby Shirley; Mary Rudder; Hazel Branam and Teresa Martin.