Emil Ratliff

In loving memory of Emil Ratliff-age 98 of Defiance, Ohio, formerly of Maynardville who was brought into this life September 17, 1922, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 in Defiance, Ohio. Emil married Curtis Ratliff July 14, 1945. She was preceded in death by husband of 60 years, Curtis Ratliff; three sons, Danny Ratliff, Donnie Ratliff and Arnold Curtis Ratliff.

Lovingly remembered by her children: daughter, Mary Schilt; son, Thurman Ratliff, both of Defiance, Ohio; sister, Gerrell Anderson of Amburgey, Kentucky. Seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2021 at Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville, Rev. Greg Sharp officiating. The family will gather at the graveside Friday morning before the service. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

Obituary

Linda L. (Adams) Williams

Linda L. Williams-age 63 of Powder Springs went to her Heavenly home Tuesday evening, May 4, 2021 after her long battle with cancer. She was a member of Mountain View Church of God of the Union Assembly. Preceded in death by parents, Charles Jr and Jessie (Railey) Adams; brothers, Larry and Gary Adams.

Helen Mona Boles

Helen Mona Boles-age 86 of Maynardville went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Willow Ridge Center. She was a member of Hubbs Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Milford and Sallie (Beeler) Boles; brothers, Walt, William “Bus”, Troy, Edgar and Ora Lee Boles; sisters, Evelyn Boles, Elsie Whitson, Bonita Hensley and Emma Lee Boles.

Heather Jane Collins

Heather Jane Collins-age 45 of Blaine went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 30, 2021. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a former manager of Dollar General Store, Asheville Highway, Strawberry Plains. Preceded in death by father, Idell Mason; mother, Ruby Jewell DeBusk.

Sharon Collins

Sharon (Dozler) Collins – 75 of Maynardville, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 peacefully at her home with her beloved dogs, Little Bit and Foxy by her side. She was a schoolteacher retired from Union County Public School Systems. Sharon was a Vietnam War veteran, member of the Tri County Honor Guard and American Legion. She was a member of Alder Springs Baptist Church.

Shirley Kidwell

Shirley Thresa Kidwell – age 61 passed away peacefully at home with family by her side after a brave battle with cancer on May 1, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. She was born on April 1, 1960 to Roger and Elsie Daniels. Shirley was an employee of Levi Strauss Company for 25 years. She was always caring about others and was a strong loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, mamaw, aunt and granny. Shirley was a friend to so many.

Eva Lee Wilder

Eva Lee Wilder-age 86 of Sharps Chapel passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at her home. She was born December 24, 1934 in Balkan, Kentucky. Eva was a born again Christian and of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Jim Wilder; half-brother, Carl Goin; sisters and brothers, Clifford Bowen, Heiskell Bowen, Roy Bowen, Edith Taylor, Marie Atkins, Mildred Nelson, Bobby Bowen, Johnny Bowen, Ralph Bowen and Georgia Bowen.

Bill Kitts

Bill Kitts-age 76 of Maynardville passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 at North Knoxville Medical Center. Private interment Monday at the Haynes Cemetery, Maynardville. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

Jerry Wolfenbarger

Jerry Wolfenbarger – age 66 of Heiskell, passed away April 29, 2021 at his home.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Donna Wolfenbarger; and parents, Horace and Margaret Wolfenbarger. Jerry is survived by his girlfriend, Sally Hennessy; granddaughter, Kinslee Jennings, his pride and joy and brother, Harvey (Sandra) Wolfenbarger.

Larry J. Hunter

Larry J. Hunter-age 67 of Luttrell went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 22, 2021 at U. T. Medical Center. He was a member of Mountain View Church of God of the Union Assembly, Luttrell. Larry was a retired employee of Rogers Group Construction. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Minnie Hunter; son, Larry Charles (Chuck) Hunter.