Mary Martha Chance-age 62 of Knoxville passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at her home. She was a member of Wooddale Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Zola Collins; step-father, Jim Steele; brothers, Donald, Delmar, James and Ronnie Collins; sisters, Della Waldrop, Doris Ford; Dorothy Collins and Dora Williams.
Evaline J. Jessee, age 86 of Morning Pointe in Tullahoma and formerly of Union County, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday March 31, 2020 at Tennova Healthcare - Harton in Tullahoma. Mrs. Jessee was born on September 19, 1933 in Hawkins County, Tennessee to the late Daniel Craft and Elsie Barrett Jeter. She was a University of Tennessee graduate with a Bachelors degree in Home Economics, and worked as a third grade teacher at Maynardville Elementary for over 30 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Union County Retired Teachers. She also led the Bible Buddies at Morning Pointe and was a member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church. She had also been a charter member of First Baptist of Church Hill. Mrs. Jessee was a very social lady that loved to crochet, read, and watch sports (especially U.T.) In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Jessee; brother, Daniel C. Jeter Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Camille Jessee of Belvidere, Catherine (Gordon) Millsaps of Lynchburg; grandson, Jessee Millsaps of Lynchburg; sisters, Ruby Nell Jeter of Kingsport, Lois Epperson of Kingsport, Mary Carol Jeter of Church Hill; nieces, Suzanne Ferrell, Elaine Hillman, Dee Dee Jeter, Betsy Culler; one great niece and two great nephews; one great–great niece, and one great-great nephew. A private family service will be held at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Chapel on Friday April 3, 2020 with Rev. Roy Hopkins officiating. Interment will be held at Braden Cemetery in Union County, Tennessee with Rev. Willie Nicely officiating. If you would like to send a Hug from Home, please call the funeral home at 931-759-4552. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Moore County Imagination Library c/o Eileen Horton 366 Duck Branch Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or memorial donations made to Debbie Perry P.O. Box 306 Corryton, TN 37721 for The Braden Cemetery. Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home 181 Majors Blvd, Lynchburg, TN 37352, (931)759-4552, www.jenningsmoorecortner.com
Mary Elizabeth (Bill) Rouse-age 83 of Sharps Chapel passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at Willow Ridge Center. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many. Mary was a long time member of the Union County Home Demonstration Club, a member of the former Blazing Star Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a cook at Sharps Chapel Elementary School for several years where she treated all the children as her own and also worked at the Union County Senior Citizens Center.
Roger Kenneth Witt, age 73 of Knoxville passed away on July 31, 2020. A graduate of Fulton High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433, The American Legion Post 0172 (Clinton) and Amvets Post 2 (Oak Ridge). Member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. Retired from CNS Y12 with 40 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents Roger K. Witt Sr. and Virginia Rose Witt.
Sammy Joe Bounds, 70, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, August 1, 2020. Sam was a proud Marine Corp veteran, Vietnam veteran and retired with 23 years devotion to the Corp. Sam also retired from the Knox County District Attorney’s office. He is preceded in death by his father Eugene Bounds, mother Laura Bounds, and brother Bobby Bounds.
Stevie Martin Cassell - age 56 of Knoxville, passed away on August 1, 2020 at UT Medical Center surrounded by his wife and children after a long battle with Vascular Dementia. Steve was born on Dec. 29, 1963 to Fred and Rose (Williams) Cassell. Sadly, Steve lost his mother before his first birthday. God blessed him with another loving mother when his father married Betty. She raised Steve as her own and he loved her dearly. Steve was known for his awesome sense of humor and quick wit, if you spent any time with him you went away happy.
Anthony Todd Hutchison – age 36 of Maynardville, passed away suddenly July 30, 2020. He was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, Todd Hutchison; grandparents, Billy Lee Hutchison and Arthur and Wilma Amos; and aunt, Terri Amos. Anthony is survived by his mother, Kathy (Tim) Shoffner, grandmother, Agnes Hutchison; brothers, Bradley (Kristen) Hutchison and Victor (Kayla) Hutchison; nieces and nephews, Leslee, Graycee, Annzlee, Leeland; and special nephew, Levi.
Lester Carl Coram-age 93, two months shy of 94 of Knoxville passed away Friday afternoon, July 31, 2020 at his home. He was a member of Emory Valley Baptist Church and a retired employee of Roden Electric with 45 years of service. Born September 27, 1926 the son of the late Houk and Dora Chesney Coram; also preceded in death by brothers, Edgar, Sanders and Arte Coram; sisters, Virginia Cate and Alice McCoy. First wife, Darlene Bailey Coram.
Martha Lois Deyarmond, 89, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on July 29, 2020 from a long illness.
Mom was a beloved mother, grandmother of eight, and great grandmother of thirteen. She is survived by her children: Allen Toole (Sue), Debbie Karnes (Donny), Jimmy Toole (Terry), and Sandra Huff (Jay).
Mom was preceded in death by her spouse Dallas Deyarmond, daughter Cindy Toole and great granddaughter Ambriel Karnes.
A private family ceremony will be held.
Online condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com.
Mary Ann (Needham) Tharpe died peacefully at her home in Fountain City, a suburb of Knoxville, Tenn., on July 30, 2020. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease eight years ago, but did not suffer. She was able to remain in her home of 60+ years during that time thanks to the loving care of her niece, Robin Delph, Miranda Corum and her daughter LaKaya, and Teresa Kay Collins, who became her full time caregiver and companion four years ago. Teresa and her family adopted Mary Ann as one of their own and included her in their many gatherings.