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.

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John W. Dukes

John W Dukes of Maryville passed away Friday, March 15 2019. He is preceded in death by wife Jo Dukes; parents Robert & Vina Mae; brother Larry “Bud” (Sue); and sister Nancy. He is survived by daughters Anita Craig of Ooltewah; Lori Nelson (Bryan) of Sweetwater and son Spencer of Nashville; grandchildren Jason (Jessica) Cooper of Maryville and Hillary Cooper of Indianapolis; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews; and Dr. Bob Dukes, Rock Dukes and Susan Pilkay with whom he had a special bond.

Alvin Doyle Atkins

Alvin Doyle Atkins, age 78, passed away March 15, 2019. Preceded in death by mother, Ruth Keeney and father, Dana Atkins. Survived by wife Dorothy Williams Atkins, sons Alvin and Tonya Atkins and Brian and Leslie Atkins, grandchildren Charles, Elizabeth, Bridget, Brandon, and Brayden, step-grandson Austin (Charity), great-grandchildren Mercedes, Aiden, and Thea, several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 5:00-7:00pm Monday, March 18, 2019, at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with service to follow.

John Thomas Keck

John Thomas Keck-age 27 of Corryton passed away Tuesday evening, March 12, 2019 at his home. Preceded in death by mother, Regina Ann Keck.

Survivors: father, Carl Johnny Keck, Corryton; sisters, Emily Keck of Maynardville; Hannah Gillespie of Lebanon, TN; brothers, Justin Keck of Nashville; Aaron Anderson of Huntland, TN; grandmother, Linda and Rodney O’Brien of Blaine; uncle, David Kitts of Halls. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

James "J.D." Killion

James Douglas "J.D." Killion passed away, March 15, 2019, at Norris Health and Rehab Center, following a lengthy illness. He was born November 2, 1933 in New Tazewell, TN. He was a member of Emory Pike American Christian Church. J.D. was a member of the U.S. Air Force. He is preceded in death by his parents, James M. and Mossie V. Killion; his first wife, D. Blanche Cox Killion and by his second wife M. Jane Cole Killion. J.D. is survived by his daughter Sheila K.

Fred Parrott Jr.

Fred Parrott, Jr., age 85, passed away March 13, 2019. He was a member of Alice Bell Baptist Church. Fred was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a devoted father and grandfather who loved his family deeply. Left to cherish his memory are wife of 66 years, Marykate "Katie" Parrott; sons Phil (Connie) and Todd (Chris); grandchildren Christopher (Melissa), Krystle (Daniel) and Abbey (Sean). In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Alice Bell Baptist Church Building Fund, 3305 Alice Bell Road, Knoxville, TN., 37917.

Volley H. Cunningham

Volley H. Cunningham age 60 of Knoxville went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was such a kind and loving person, and was always concerned for his family. He loved his family, friends and the family pets. Always willing to lend a hand to help anyone in need. He loved woodworking and making things, one of his hobbies was building things including houses for the family pets and other various projects. He loved gardening and created many family garden projects. He grew prize winning tomatoes which he lovingly gave away to others. He enjoyed singing country and gospel songs.

Tammy Denise Jordan

Tammy “Bright” Jordan age 54 of South Knoxville, TN went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was a graduate of West High School, class of ’82. Preceded in death by grandmother, Susie Bright, grandfather, James White, grandmother Lillie Mae White and father, Fred Bright.

Geneva "Ginger" (Murr) Ailor

Geneva “Ginger” Bessie (Murr) Ailor, of Maynardville, passed from her earthly home to her new heavenly home on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the age of 69 years. Ginger was a dedicated member of Alder Springs Baptist Church. She taught grades 8-12 at Horace Maynard High School for 35 years. Ginger always put family and everyone else before herself and could cook the best pumpkin pie in the country. She was loved and will be missed by many. Praise the Lord we will see her again!

DeeAnna Tharp Cooper

DeeAnna Tharp Cooper-age 52 of Luttrell departed this life Monday, March 11, 2019 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by parents, Coy and Velma Tharp; brother, Michael L. Tharp, Sr.; sister, Linda Washam.

Berta Jean Knight

Berta Jean Knight of Luttrell, TN went to be with the Lord while surrounded by family on March 11, 2019. Known as Jean, she loved her Lord and Savior and was loved by her husband, Louie, of 65 years and seven children. She led a prayer ministry for many years, loved to cook, fish, and garden. She was a talented seamstress and baker, creating wedding cakes and gowns for her own daughter’s weddings. She sponsored the first Brownie Troup in Titusville, FL and served as Girl Scout Leader for many years.