Darrell Ailor

Darrell Wayne “Bozo” Ailor – age 76 of Maynardville, passed away peacefully Friday, January 13, 2023 at Tennova Medical Center. He was a veteran of the United States Marines.

He is preceded in death by parents, Gruder and Arlene Ailor; and brothers, Bert and Bill Ailor. Darrell is survived by wife, Margaret; son, Brian Ailor; daughters Elizabeth Ailor and Rebekah Beeler; stepdaughters, Tina (Greg Miracle) Tisha Ingle, Tonya Doraiswamy and Tammy Wallace; grandchildren Sydney, Austin, Brian and Haven Ailor, Justin and Zack Beeler; Payton and D. J. Wallace, Emma Foulks, Tyler and Lori Williams, Oliva Harris, Kim, Daniel, Dakota, and Mac Miracle; great grandchildren, Adyln, Westley and Easton Brewer, Dakota Wallace, Mylah Elliott, Amelia and Isabella Suffridge and Sylas and Bentley Harris; sisters, Mary Jane Dyer, Marie Smith and Louise Lynch; brothers, Johnny, Truman and Steve Ailor. The Ailor family would like to give a big thank you to the staff of Tennova North and Amedisys for taking good care of Darrell.

The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in the Trinity Funeral Home Chapel. The service will follow with Reverend Steve Ailor officiating. Trinity Funeral Home, LLC, Maynardville, has the honor to serve the family of Darrell Ailor. 865-992-5002 www.trinityfuneralhome.net

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Jamie Earl Shoffner

Jamie Earl Shoffner-47 of New Tazewell went home to be one of God’s angels after being one on earth for 47 years, Thursday, February 29, 2024 at North Knoxville Medical Center. He graduated from Horace Maynard High School Class of 1998. He attended Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his loving step-father, Jerry Lee Cole; aunts and uncles, Louise Bonnie Bailey, Inez Ellen Poore, Troy Yadon, Sr., Glen Yadon, Sr., Tom Shoffner, Steve Shoffner, Wanda Shoffner Sheckles; grandparents, Roy and Belvia Yadon, Charlie and Edna Shoffner.

Dennis Wayne Kitts

Dennis Wayne Kitts-45 of Maynardville went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 29, 2024, at UT Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was saved at a young age. Preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Kitts Berkley; grandparents, Ted and Welmia Kitts, Donald and Thelma Beeler; aunts, Mary Kitts, Sandra Thomas; mother of his son, Sara Kitts.

Kennith Ronald Gibson

Kennith Ronald Gibson-45 of Tazewell, born May 16, 1978 passed away February 28, 2024. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his father, Kennith William Gibson; sister, Renosia Jane Noah; grandparents, William and Katherine Gibson, Curtis and Pansy Chumley; good friends, Steve Moore and Joe Burkhart.

He is survived by his mother, Diane Gibson; daughter, Lakota Gibson; son, Skylar Bishop; very special niece, Allison Noah and her father Allen Noah and other loving family members and friends.

Janice Jones

Janice Lynn (Buckner) Jones – age 80 of Maynardville, passed away peacefully and went to be with Jesus, Wednesday, February 28, 2024. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and was a volunteer at Tennova North Hospital and for the Union County Election Commission. Janice loved the lake, ocean and RV’ing. Most of all she loved her husband, Rick, her children and grandchildren and spending time with them.

Michael Wayne Bullen

Michael Wayne Bullen – age 69 of Corryton went to be with the Lord, Sunday, February 25, 2024 at U.T. Medical Center. He was a member and deacon of Union Missionary Baptist Church. Retired employee of Y-12 Oak Ridge. He was the best husband, dad, papaw/paw, brother, uncle and all-around great guy who was loved by many but loved others even more.
Preceded in death by his parents, Junior and Mildred (Marsee) Bullen.

Cheryl Jo Cooper

Cheryl Jo Cooper – age 42 of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Friday, February 23, 2024.
Preceded in death be her father, Pete Davis; brother, Charles “Chuck” Davis.
Survived by her son, Hunter Cooper; daughters Kylie Cooper, Karlie Cooper; mother, Betty Davis.
There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary in Maynardville.

Anthony "Tony" Frank Gilliam

Anthony “Tony” Gilliam-age 58 of Rutledge passed away Sunday evening, February 25, 2024 at his home. Preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Sue (Stapleton) Gilliam; sister, Sara Gilliam.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandra McCarter; sons, Alex Gilliam, Connor Gilliam; grandchildren, Jaxon, Aliah, Korbin, Kason and other loving family members and friends.

No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

Danny Leon Collins

Danny Leon Collins-71 of Washburn passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at UT Medical Center. He was a member of Emory Road Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Zola Collins; brothers, Don, Delmar, Ronnie, Lonnie, and James; sisters, Marine, Onalee, Doris, Dora, Pauline, Brenda, and Mary.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Collins; sons, Rev. Danny (Cindy) Collins of Washburn, Eugene McIntosh of Knoxville; daughter, Shirley (Stephen) Owens of Hixson; grandson, Jacob Collins and several nieces and nephews.

Mildred Lou Ryder, Andersonville, Tn

Ryder, Mildred Lou, age 88 of Andersonville, went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2024 at Tennova North. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She also loved to hand sew quilts. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oda & Gertie Ridenour Pike and her loving husband, Kenneth and 9 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sons, Robin (Rhonda) Ryder, Kelvin (Debbie) Ryder and Rusty (Kelly) Ryder and her daughter Della (Scott) Heath. 9 Grand Children, 6 Great Grand Children and 2 Great Great Grand Children.

Gregory "Moon" Clifton Hunter

Gregory “Moon” Hunter – age 40 of Luttrell, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at his home. Moon was a great friend and loved his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, chickens, fast cars, hunting ginseng, and just taking relaxing drives. He was loved by many and will forever be in our hearts. Preceded in death by his daughter, Kourtney Hunter; sister, Mesha Young; father, Rickey Hunter.

Janice Faye Beason

Janice (Lay) Beason-age 60 of Sharps Chapel passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, February 24, 2024 at her home. She was a loyal, faithful member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. Janice is preceded in death by her father, Sandy Lay.

Donald James D.J. Corum

Donald James “D.J.” Corum-age 45 of Luttrell went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 22, 2024 at his home. D. J. loved his family and was very proud of his kids. Preceded in death by son, Dayton Corum; father-in-law: Bo Inklebarger; grandparents, Gene and Inez Hensley; grandmother, Naomi Corum.
Survivors: loving wife of 20 years, Comfort Corum; daughters, Aleigha Corum, Abby Corum; parents, Perry and Karen Corum; sister, Shonda Corum; brothers, Joshua Corum; Rev. Daniel Corum and wife, Lisa. Many nieces and nephews along with a host of friends.

Nicholas Trammell

Nicholas Tyler Trammell – age 25 of Powell, passed away February 18, 2024 in St. Paul. Minnesota. While Nick faced many difficult challenges, he never stopped being an audacious dreamer. His imagination and giddy laugh are the qualities most will recall.

James Herbert Bays

James Herbert Bays-86 of Maynardville went to be with the Lord Monday morning, February 19, 2024, at his home. He was of the Church of God faith. He enjoyed his long-time career as an over the road truck driver and had been to Canada, Mexico and every state except for Alaska. Preceded in death by his parents, Hayden and Lindy Bays; wives, Linda Darlene Bays and Bonnie Bays; children, Kathy Bays, Herbie Bays, Jerry Childress, David Childress, Angie Pollard; grandchildren, Misty Childress, Alex Childress, Kelley Childress, Josh Hunley; sisters, Maggie, Anne, Reba; brother, Esco Bays.

Herbert Clinton Fields

Herbert Clinton Fields-age 64 of Dalton, Georgia went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 17, 2024 at home while under the care of his daughter. He is preceded in death by wife, Rita Joyce (Redwine) Fields; parents, Eli Fields and Katie Juanita (Goforth) Fields; son, Scott Flowers; sisters, Tiny Ruth Pullen and husband, Mike; Virginia Allen Hughes and husband, B.J. Herbert loved hunting and fishing. He will be laid to rest with his loving wife by his side.

Loetta Galyon

Loetta Marie Galyon – age 58 of Maynardville, passed away peacefully February 15, 2024. Loetta is of the Pentecostal faith.

She is preceded in death by parents, James and Ruth Ellis; nephew, Anthony Goins and father-in-law, Robert Galyon. Loetta is survived by husband, Jeff Galyon; children, Leighann (Curtis) Cash, son, Nick Galyon; grandchildren, BriAnn, Amorett and Aminah; sister, Linda Fox; and many extended family members too numerous to mention.

Hoke Mynatt, Jr.

Hoke Lee “Porky” Mynatt, Jr. – age 78 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born October 18, 1945 to Attorney Hoke Lee Mynatt, Sr. and Grace Delana Barnett Mynatt. Hoke graduated from Houston Independent School district. In 1972 he graduated from Davidson Police Academy and went to work for the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. Hoke left the department in 1985. Upon moving to Houston, TX that same year he eventually went to work for Wackenhut Security Company where he worked in several positions including as a U. S.

Ruby Pointer

Ruby Jean Luttrell Pointer – age 75 of Knoxville, born January 18, 1949, left this world peacefully at her home surrounded by family on February 12, 2024. She was a Cosmetologist and loved styling hair for her customers from her home beauty shop for many years. Ruby was passionate about gardening and was a wonderful cook. She was a loving mom, nana, sister and friend.

Nancy Elizabeth Weaver

Nancy Elizabeth Weaver – age 50 of Corryton, went to be with the Lord Friday, February 9, 2024 at U.T. Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the owner/operator of Dano’s 8675, LLC, and was also the operator of Anderson Farms Catering, Corryton. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Nancy was a person who cared for others and was known to put others before herself.
Preceded in death by her father, William Houston Weaver; her life long partner, Danny Lewis Blaylock; brother-in-law, Timmy Bailey.

Teresa Jo Newman

Teresa Jo Newman-61 of Knoxville went to be with the Lord unexpectedly February 6, 2024. Teresa loved to cook and listen to classic country music. Preceded in death by her parents, Shirley Jean Franklin and William Edward Newman; son, Thomas Derek Huck.

She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Helton and husband, Matthew; brother, William Edward Newman and wife Ladonna; grandchildren, Brionna Huck, Zoey Huck, Thomas Huck and many other loving family members and friends.

Priscilla Jane Cox

Priscilla Jane Cox – age 49 of Maynardville, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare.
Preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Anna Lee (Smith) Bolden; sisters, Patricia Ann Bolden, Betty Jo Marie Goins.
Survived by her sons, Jacob Cooke and wife Cheyenne Marlow of Maynardville, Austin Cox; granddaughter, Myla Rayne Cooke; brother, James Smith and wife, Joyce of Tazewell, sisters, Mary Ann Kincaid, Sue Fullington; special nieces, Misty Collins, Christy Payne; several nieces and nephews along with a host of friends.

Johnnie Lee Beeler Jr.

Johnnie Lee Beeler Jr. — age 48 of Luttrell, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024 at his home. He was of the Baptist Faith. Johnnie (Biggon) was a loving man who would do anything for anyone. He had a big heart. He loved his family, old cars and old music.
He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Lee Beeler sr.; mother, Dollie Sue Beeler (Muncey).
Survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lora and Theodore (Kenny) Graves; son, Corey Beeler; niece, Kali Graves; nephew, Derek Graves; many aunts and uncles; special friend, Paul Richard.