Eldon Jones

Eldon Derrell Jones – passed away suddenly on May 18, 2020. He was born September 14, 1967 in Escondido, California. He lived most of his life in California until he moved to Maynardville in 2013. Eldon attended high school in California at Poway High School. He loved his family and enjoyed making people laugh. He always had a story to tell and caught people’s attention. When moving to Tennessee he enjoyed being with his scout family. He so enjoyed camping, games and making a difference in kids’ lives. He became an assistant scout master in troop 401 Maynardville Charter for the Boy Scouts of America where he always made time to enjoy and mentor scouts.

Eldon is preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Dora Jones. He is survived by his wife, Lara Cox-Jones, daughter, Kaitlyn Wheat; son, Jarrett Cox-Jones; brothers, Arthur Webb and wife Donna, Dean Webb and wife Heather and Toby Sterling; sisters, Linda Mason and Brenda Hames; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and other family and friends. He is also survived by Linda and Billie Myers and family, which have become a loving part of his life.

Due to restrictions for COVID-19, friends and family may call at their convenience Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Trinity Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow in Milan Baptist Church Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. with Chaplain Walter Lynn Bates, Echota District Boy Scouts of America, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America Troop 401 or the American Kidney Foundation. There will also be an online feed of the services for those that cannot attend in person on Trinity Funeral Home’s facebook. Trinity Funeral Home, LLC, has the honor to serve the family of Eldon Jones.865-992-5002 www.trinityfuneralhome.net

Eldon,
You were the cutest little 3-year-old I had ever seen, and the most adorable Ring Bearer in our wedding. Your zest and joy for life made everyone who knew you want to be around you. Your mother would always say “Eldon never met a stranger.” It was fun to watch you grow up and wonderful that you could be around to help raise Art and my children. You were truly a blessing and a gift to our family. The kids would be so excited when their favorite uncle was coming to visit! Eldon, our hearts are broken that you left us too soon. You will be missed more than you could ever know. We will forever be grateful for all the love and help that you so generously gave to all of us. Love you forever, Donna, Art and family.

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Dovie C. Smith

Dovie C. Smith-age 74 of Maynardville passed away Sunday morning, June 28, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a member of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church. She was a retired manager of IHOP Restaurant with 27 years of service. Preceded in death by husband, Sam Smith; mother, Roberta Bailey Cox; father, Porter Cox; infant son, James Jessie Smith; son-in-law, Ralph Grissom; brothers, Charlie Cox, Joe Cox.

Edward H. "Strawberry" Archer

Edward H. “Strawberry” Archer, age 91, life-long resident of Union County. He passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (born May 24,1929). He was a member of Milan Baptist Church. He retired from Sanford Day Iron Works/Marmon Transportive and spent his retired years farming and serving the community as a dedicated Union county resident. He was the Union and Campbell counties Republican Party Chairman and, along with his wife Barbara (Bobbie) Archer, managed the Paulette community building for many years. He also served as a member of various Union County boards.

Rev. Dr. William Richard Vick

Rev. Dr. Richard Vick-age 86 of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Maynardville passed away 4:15 P.M. Monday, June 22, 2020 at Life Path Hospice in Florida. He was born February 13, 1934 the son of the late Homer and Lena (Hall) Vick. Preceded in death by wife of 47 years, Dr. Joyce Gaye (Pickens) Vick; grandchildren, Amy, Kathryn and Levi. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War serving October, 1951-January, 1955.

Jennifer A. Jones

Jennifer A. Jones, age 44, of South Knoxville, passed away suddenly June 23, 2020 at UT Medical Center. She loved to camp, read, and all types of music. Jennifer was preceded in death by father, Michael Harmon, and sister, Melissa Harmon. Survivors include husband, David Jones, daughters, Caitlyn Summers and Kristen Watson, mother, Rebecca Harmon, and sister, Angie Lampkin. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Friday, July 3, 2020 at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Mike Segars officiating.

Karen L. Wyrick

Karen Louise (Jerome) Wyrick-age 63 of Andersonville left this life peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020 at home and in the presence of her family. Born to Elizabeth “Betty” (White) Jerome on October 19, 1956, Karen grew up in many places, but made her final home in East Tennessee. Shortly after moving here at the age of 16, she found the love of her life, marrying the luckiest man in the world, Steven John Wyrick on February 24, 1979.

Deanna C. Farley

Deanna C. Farley age 44 of Maynardville passed away on June 17, 2020.

She was preceded in death by spouse Randy Sparks and her grandparents.

She is survived by parents Elmer and Tina Shoemaker, and Jerry Downey; children Dylan (Ammie) Sparks, Eddie (Chasity) Burton, Tina Humphrey and Brandon Sparks; grandchildren Abel, Cora and Jace; brother Timmy (Cecilia) Shoemaker; sister Sherry (Brian) Potter.

Helen Lingerfelt

Helen Willane Powers Lingerfelt – age 77 of Corryton, went to meet the Lord on June 23, 2020. She was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and witnessed to everyone.

David N. Nicholson

David N. Nicholson, age 73, went home to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully at his home the morning of June 21, 2020. He was a member of New Beverly Baptist Church. He was a very loving husband to his wife of 31 years, and survived by his wife, Barbara Nicholson. Other survivors include: brothers John Nicholson, Bob Nicholson, and stepson Timothy Harr. Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, with service to follow, Rev. Eddie Sawyer and Rev. Mike Vincent officiating.

Curtis "Curley" Bates

Curtis Lloyd Bates “Curley & Pop” – age 87 of Corryton, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 21, 2020 in his sleep and stepped into the arms of Jesus. He was a member of Cedar Ford Baptist Church. Curley was the former owner of Bates Auto Parts in Maynardville and a U S Army Veteran serving as a SSgt. in the Korean War.