Robert Wilson Johnson – was born on August 12, 1930 and passed away on May 16, 2018. He was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church of Knoxville and a graduate of Central High School. Robert was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He received a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of Tennessee and was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture after 29 years of service.
Ethel Lee Rush
Mrs. Ethel Lee Rush, age 89, from Corryton, Tennessee, entered into her rest Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at her home. She was a beloved mother and grandmother, but above all she was a child of God and taught many children about Jesus over the years as a Sunday school teacher. She was an excellent cook, a lover and healer of animals and never came across any plant, flower or tree that she could not nourish and make grow. She will always be remembered for the strength and courage she had during the last few years of her life, and she will be greatly missed and loved by her family and friends.
Ethel was born December 28, 1928 to William Grant and Emma Martin and is also predeceased by her husband Rev. Ernest Rush; daughter Judy Rush Elliott, Siblings, Ralph Parker, Earl Martin, Annie Bell Martin, Lilly Mae Rush Long. She is survived by children, Shirley (Jim) Bean, Ernie (Jeannie) Rush, Lisa Rush; Grandchildren, Scott, Tina, Dena, Wade, Michelle, Ernie Jr., Eric, Darian, LeeAnn, Katelyn, and several great grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel on Wednesday April 18, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home on Thursday April 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. to process to Little Valley Cemetery for a 2:00 p.m. interment. Rev. Teddy Mitchell and Ryan Hatcher officiating. Pallbearers: Ernie Rush, Eric Rush, Wade Bean, Chris Hatcher, Pete Laulusa, and Robert Rutherford. Honorary pallbearers: Great grandsons.
Edna Kidwell Keen-age 81 of Maynardville passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at her home. She was a member of Milan Baptist Church and was a very active member of the Union County Senior Citizens. Preceded in death by husband, Dewey Keen; parents, Ervon and Opal Kidwell; brothers, Tom and John Kidwell; sisters, Marie, Mae, Lillia and Twila Kidwell.
Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Rosemary Kidwell of Knoxville; sisters, Ineal Kidwell of Knoxville, Doris Abbott of Sevierville. Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Elizabeth Ann Vitatoe-age 76 of Maynardville passed away Thursday evening, May 10, 2018 at North Knoxville Medical Center.
Graveside service and interment were held 6 P.M. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Narrow Ridge Cemetery, Washburn. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
Lawrence Monroe Bruner – age 86 of Maynardville, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, May 11, 2018. He was a member of Free Fellowship Pentecostal Church. Lawrence was a United States Marine Veteran and was retired from the United Iron Workers Local #384.
Douglas Lee Hensley-age 37 of Knoxville passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at U.T. Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Fairview Baptist Church, Corryton. Preceded in death by grandparents, Verlin and Ruth Hensley; Geneva Powell Dyer; aunt, Rhonda Kay Powell Leeper.
Virgie Asher-age 75 of Sharps Chapel, formerly of Hazard, Kentucky went home to be with her Heavenly Father Monday afternoon, May 7, 2018 at Physicians Regional Medical Center. She was retired employee of Clayton Homes of Maynardville. Preceded in death by father, Thomas Stacey; mother, Pauline Stacey.