Cecil D. Helton

Cecil D. “Dob” Helton-age 88 of Washburn took his Heavenly flight to be with the Lord 11:19 P.M. Friday, February 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong member of Elm Springs Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon since 1988 and spent his life helping others as well as his dedication to serving the Lord. He was preceded in death by parents, Anderson and Mary Jane Helton along with eight brothers and three sisters.

Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Christine Helton; special niece raised like a daughter, Kim (Donnie) Graves; grandchildren, Seth, Tyler, Hunter and Whitley Graves; sister, Ruth Bailey, all of Washburn. Several nieces, nephews and friends. Caregivers, Kim and Donnie Graves, U T Hospice of Morristown. The family would like to express a special thank you to Pastor Jamie and his wife for their love and support during this time.

Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2021, Elm Springs Baptist Church, Rev. James Williams officiating with music by Jerry Epperson and family; Loretta Graves. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Washburn. Pallbearers: Donnie Graves, Seth Graves, Tyler Graves, Hunter Graves, Billy Ray Needham, Ernest Nicely. Honorary Pallbearers: Jerry Helton, Rob Saunders, Roy Graves, Foy Beeler. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.


Karen Hensley Brown

Karen Hensley Brown-age 52 of Maynardville passed away Sunday morning, February 21, 2021 at Parkwest Medical Center. She was a member of Jim Town Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Larry E., Sr. and Carolyn Kitts Hensley; brother, Larry E. Hensley, Jr.
Survivors: husband, Tony Brown; daughters, Kasey (Doug) Crawford, Ashley (Ryan) Brown; step-daughter, Amanda (Jay) Thomas; son, Shane (Megan) Brown; grandchildren, Trina Crawford, Jase Crawford, Vincin Kingrey, Jacob Thomas, Mason Thomas, Josh Thomas, Bella Thomas and one on the way.

Ella Mae Roberts

Ella Mae Roberts-age 88 of Knoxville (formerly of Corryton) passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at her home. She was a member of Nehemiah Church. She was a devoted Christian who served the Lord, alongside of her husband, in Christian ministry over several decades. She leaves an incredible legacy of service and love for others for all of us to follow. She was a dedicated employee of the Halls Wal-Mart, Jewelry Department, retiring after 15 years of service.

Tommy Wolfenbarger

Tommy Edward Wolfenbarger-age 63 of Luttrell went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, February 17, 2021 at his home. He was of the Baptist faith and was an avid animal lover. Preceded in death by daughter, Dana Wolfenbarger; father, Troy Edward Wolfenbarger; brother, Richard Wolfenbarger; step-father, George Lee; brother-in-law, Bo Slagle

Betty Lou Chesney

Betty Lou “Ludy” Chesney-age 88 of Luttrell passed away peacefully Friday morning, February 19, 2021 at her home. She was a lifelong member of Black Fox Primitive Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Horace and Bertha Chesney; siblings, Roy, Frank, Dick and Mary Chesney, Gladys and Rob Farmer, Kate and Rub Larmer and brother-in-law, Gene Dyer.

Surviving siblings, special sister, Daisy Dyer; brother, Bill and Dolly Chesney. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Deadrick "Rick" Croxdale

Deadrick “Rick” Croxdale, Jr. – age 60 of Maynardville, passed away February 17, 2021. He was a member of American Christian Church. Rick was an assistant golf pro at Oak Ridge Country Club.

He is preceded in death by parents, Deck and Inez Croxdale. Rick is survived by his wife of 33 years, Vicky (Langley) Croxdale; stepdaughter, Mandy (Craig) Chaffins; grandchildren, Nick and Elijah Chaffins; sister, Norma (Ken) Brown; nephew, Paul (Cindy) Newman; and grand nieces, Nicole, Ashley and Haley.

Monroe Alex Brown

Monroe Alex Brown-age 74 of Maynardville passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a retired patent Attorney. Born in New Jersey, he was the son of the late Grant and Florence Jacobson Brown.

Private interment 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021, Lakeview Cemetery, Lenoir City. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

James E. Kessinger

James Edward Kessinger-age 88 of Washburn passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, February 16, 2021 at North Knoxville Medical Center. U. S. Army Veteran. He was a retired truck driver and loved to fish on Norris Lake and he enjoyed playing guitar with his friend, Billy Joe Nicely. Jim was a dual member of Powell Lodge #582 F & AM in Powell and Robinson-Plumb Lodge #266 in Kentucky. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite in Louisville, Kentucky and a Shriner. He was preceded in death by parents, Slaughter Francis and Bertha Ann Kessinger; son, Wesley Kessinger.

Margaret Bowles

Margaret Lynn Bowles – age 83 of Maynardville, born November 26, 1937, went to her Heavenly home, February 16, 2021 at home with her family. She was saved at a young age and is a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Helen L. Holloway

Helen L. Lay Holloway-age 80 of Sharps Chapel passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at The Waters of Clinton. She was preceded in death by husbands, Ralph Lay and George Holloway; son, Patrick Lay.

Survivors: son, Gary Lay, Sharps Chapel along with other relatives and friends.