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. Over the years many friends and family members came to live with Paul and Christa at different times, always welcomed with love. Her deep faith in God was evident in every aspect of her life. With their Christian family, Paul and Christa helped start the Maynardville Church of Christ where she was a faithful member. Christa brought her family together around a table full of delicious food, a mix of German dishes and southern staples. To all that entered her home there was never a shortage of food, laughter, love, and faith. She owned and ran Affordable Carpets in Maynardville for 25+ years, befriending customers with her warmth and kindness. She traveled with Paul and later with her children and grandchildren, exploring the world and also relaxing on a cruise ship with a good book. She inspired everyone she met with her dedication and commitment to those she loved. May her legacy of strength, bravery and fierce love live on in them for generations to come.

She is preceded in death by her parents Kurt Mueller and Irmgard Mueller. Her husband Paul Alford. Her son Peter Alford. Her brother Wolfgang Mueller.
She is survived by her siblings Kurt Mueller, Manfred Mueller, Ingrid Gabsky, Renate Schwieger, Barbel Dingler. Her children Tammy Clark, Jody Alford, Penny (Timothy) Howell, Chrissy Alford, and Andreanna Alford. Grandchildren Jessica (JP) Plumley, Rene (LJ) Winnings, Samantha (Kenta) Byrd, Colin Alford, Carrie (Jonathan) Woods, Matthew Woods, Ciara Howell. Great-grandchildren Kerstin Cox, Declan Horn, Azariah Byrd, Elaina Woods, Madelyn Woods, Amaranth Byrd, Oakley Winnings.

The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2022 with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Sunday, Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel, Rev. David Stansberry officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville. Pallbearers; Tyler Woods, Rick Myers, Chuck Woods, Jonathan Woods, Tim Howell, L. J. Winnings. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

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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, 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.