Melvin E. Ingram, age 79 of Knoxville, passed away July 17, 2018. Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00pm Friday July 20, 2018 at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel with service to follow. Family and friends will meet 10:45am Saturday July 21, 2018 at Pleasant Piney Grove Cemetery in Strawberry Plains for an 11:00am interment. Please leave online condolences at www.mynattfh.com
Curtis Bert Fleenor
CURTIS BERT “CURTIE BERT” FLEENOR, 63 of Maynardville, TN formerly of Brandon, FL passed away unexpectedly & into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, April 15, 2018. He was born on September 16, 1954 in Louisville, KY, the firstborn son of Lawrence Bert Fleenor & Mary Jhalia Stewart who preceded him in death. A brother, Richard Scott also preceded him in death. His step-father whom he loved like a father, Francis Eggers, survives.
Curtis was a very talented residential & commercial painter. He had painted homes of some of South Tampa’s elite families. Later he began his career with Hillsborough County Facilities Mgt. until his retirement. Curtis loved the Lord Jesus; accepted Him as His Lord & Savior at an early age & would spent hours talking about the Lord while quoting many Bible scriptures & telling stories.
He was also a gifted Country music singer who loved BJ Thomas & Glenn Campbell’s gospel music. He spent a lot of time singing karaoke at different venues or at home for his family.
He was an avid fisherman & learned how to tie some of the fanciest knots & he made his own jigs. The SkyWay Bridge was his favorite place to fish & he spent many hours there with family & friends.
On April 5, 1974 he married the love of his life, Cindy Curry Fleenor, who survives. In the good times & bad, he pledged his love for his wife always & to anyone. He is also survived by his loving daughters, Kelley Aljumaily (Damon Ali) & Shanna Acres (Jeffrey); & his sons, Shawn Fleenor (Michelle) & Curtis(CJ) Fleenor Curry (Emily).
He had 12 grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Mikayla Walters(Marcus); Christian Fleenor; John(JC) & Destiny Fortner; Nicole, Jeffrey & Jason Acres; Hannah, Jeffrey, Briseis & Gabriella Aljumaily & Peter Fleenor.
Six great children that he was so proud of, Mylah & Carson Walters; Kaylarain & Lonnie Jace Fleenor & Audrie Quinn & Evelyn Fortner.
He has 5 surviving siblings, Debra Wood; Morgan Fleenor(Edna); Sandy Dentmon(Terry); Earl Oakes (Robin) & Terry Scott. He has an Aunt Norma & many cousins (Jan; Gilda; Randy; Michael & Aleisha) in Pennington Gap, VA that he dearly loved.
He is also survived by his very best friend who he considered a brother Robert (Bobby) Dumis. Most Sundays were spent watching Nascar Races or Chicago Cub Baseball with Bobby; Jeff & Dino. He will be sorely missed by them.
His rescue Jack Russell Terrier who he named “Honey Bun” will miss her Daddy too.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Florida.
Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
Sandra “Sandy” Jean Estep passed away Friday July 20, 2018 at West Hills Health and Rehab Center. She was preceded in death by mother Helen G. Estep, father Paul D. Estep and brother Danny G. Estep. She is survived by sister Ann Estep Jones, niece Amy Norman Logan (Rhodes), nephew Dale Norman (Melissa), great-nieces Lindsey, Tessa and Wendy; great-nephew Alex, and special friend Brenda Jenkins. Family will receive friends 5:00-7:00pm Tuesday July 24, 2018. Family and friends will meet 10:45am Wednesday July 25, 2018 at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11:00am graveside service.
Benny went to sit on the lap of his LORD and SAVIOR Saturday July 14, 2018 at children's hospital.
Benny our sweet angel is the son of April King. Grandson to Sherri and Matt Bridges. Benny was also a brother to Kyle King and Jesse Perry. Great Grandchild of Barbara Brown along with Ronnie and Tina Bridges. Benny was the nephew of Alley King, Jacob King, Ethan Muehliesen, Leah Bridges, Isaiah Bridges, Faith Bridges and Noah Bridges.
Proceeded in death by great grandfather W.L. Carmon Our love for our sweet Benny will forever be. Always our sweet Angel!!
Donald H. Norris-age 64 of Maynardville passed away Monday morning, July 16, 2018 at his home. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Maude E. Norris; brother, David Norris.
Barbara Kay “Momma” Burkhert, age 72, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2018. She had 3 kids, John J. Viglasky, Liesa Canupp, and Greg Viglasky. She also had 3 grandkids Ashley Taylor, Stacey Canupp, Taylor Viglasky, as well as, 4 great-grandkids. Family will receive friends 5:00-7:00pm Thursday July 19, 2018 at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with service to follow. Family and friends will meet 10:45am Friday July 20, 2018 at Fort Sumter Cemetery for and 11:00am interment. Please leave online condolences at www.mynattfh.com
LaVerne McLain Cummings, of Knoxville, suddenly went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at Parkwest Hospital. Preceded in death by parents Ed and Mildred McLain, grandson Chad Breeden, and sister Sandra Leach. Survived by loving husband Harlan J. Cummings, daughter Angelia (Bob) Love, son Brent Cox, grandson whom she raised Matthew (Amber) Cox, granddaughters Amanda Dykes and Brittney Russell, sisters Faye (Roger) Neff and Burlene Tolman, as well as 6 great grandkids. She was looking forward to seeing her great grandson Grantley expected in August.
Michael Ernest Smith – age 53 of Maynardville, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 8, 2018.
Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Mary Smith; and sister, Barbara Smith. He is survived by his son, Daniel; sister, Debra (Stacy) Lynn; special niece, Emily; special nephews, Derrick and Aaron Lynn; several aunts, uncles and other nieces and nephews.
Jackie Owen Carpenter, age 83, passed away at home on July 9, 2018. Jack was born October 28, 1934 in Claiborne County and graduated from Claiborne County High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. He earned his BA from University of California, Northridge in 1972. Jack accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Salem Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School for many years. He retired in 1998 from Harrison-Chihowee Baptist Academy (The Kings Academy) after 22 years of working as Business Manager.
Carolyn Lee Underwood-age 52 of Maynardville went to be with the Lord, Monday, July 9, 2018 at her home. She was a member of Grace Full Gospel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Richard Williams; grandson, Richard Dylangaddy.
Survivors: daughters, Alicia Williams, Chassitty Williams; son, Cory Underwood; husband, Randy Underwood; sisters, Charlene Gouldie, Sandra Bryant, parents, Alice and Robert England; two granddaughters, Mackenzie Mixon and Alyssa Gaddy; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.