Paul Wayne Lewis-age 71 of Knoxville, originally from Jacksonville, Florida went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Wayne loved cars, was a supporter of the Tribute Quartet and a Navy Veteran. Wayne is the past president of the Jacksonville, Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association. Upon his retirement he was the owner/president of Gateway Auto Sales. Wayne was an ordained deacon of Fellowship Baptist Church, Raiford, Florida. Preceded in death by his father, Earl R. Lewis; uncle, Buddy Allen of Cross City, Florida.
Georgia Lorena Dyer
Georgia Lorena (Davis) Dyer of Maynardville, our beloved mom, mamaw, mam departed this life on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at the age of 93. She was a member of Warwick’s Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Conley Dyer; parents, Sam and Sarah “Sally” Davis and 10 siblings.
Survivors: son, Virgil Dyer (Pat Tharpe); daughter, Pat Dyer; grandsons, Mike (Linda) Dyer, Tim (Crystal) Dyer; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Koby, Katy, Krissy, Lane, Jace; special friends, Jerry and Candy Halford.
Proverbs 31:28, Her children arise up, and call her blessed.
The family will receive friends 5-7 PM, Tuesday, May 16, 2023 with the funeral service to follow at 7 PM Tuesday, Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Ray Headrick, Rev. Stewart Skeen officiating. Music by Rev. Ray Headrick. Graveside service 2 PM Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Dyer Cemetery, Powder Springs. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home 1 PM Wednesday to go in procession. Pallbearers: Mike Dyer, Tim Dyer, Ethan Dyer, Koby Dyer, Lane Dyer, Jace Dyer, Danny Washam, Perry Washam. Honorary Pallbearer: Jeff Sanders. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville, Tennessee.
Ralph Homer Shick was born on September 30, 1939; and was received in the arms of Jesus on November 28, 2023. Preceded in death by parents Ralph Hilton Shick and Gene Lucille Shick Mammolite. He was a veteran serving in the Army. He leaves behind his beloved wife Susan Shick, his son Marcus (Elizabeth) Shick, and grandchildren: Adam (Megan), and Samuel (Alex); great-grandchildren: Simon, Silas, and Sophie; and his half-brother Mike Mammolite.
Mary Sue (Wolfenbarger) Winters, age 85 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023. She was a founding member of New Testament Baptist Church and was a pastor’s wife for over 50 years and a Christian school kindergarten teacher for over 10 years.
Preceded in death by her spouse, Rev. George B. Winters; parents, two sisters, grandson, George Winters III, and three great-grandchildren.
Patricia Ann Wells-age 29 of Tazewell, born August 24, 1994, went to be with the Lord November 29, 2023. Patricia loved animals especially dogs. Preceded in death by her father, Jeffrey Taylor.
She is survived by her mother, Penny Wells; fiancé, Robert Gambrel; daughter, Aubree Cole; son, Brody Smith; brothers, Carson and Michael Russell; special cousins, Samantha Upton and Robin Hopkins; great aunt, Judy Wells; special friend, Cecil Goddard and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Marcus Keyes, age 84, died peacefully on November 28, 2023 with his wife, Glenda, by his side.
Marcus was born on February 25, 1939, in Bantry Bay, Ireland. He was the fourth of five children born to Raphael P. Keyes and Brigid (O’Sullivan) Keyes. Marcus is survived by his wife of 32 years, Glenda Struss-Keyes; sister-in-law Patsy Keyes; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Struss) Toms; nephew; Ralph (Eileen) Keyes; grandniece, Rachel (Sam); grandnephew, Michael (Andrea).
He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Falkna (died in infancy), Michael, Raphael, and Caít.
Toni Gale (Bell) Spiva – age 66 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 29, 2023 gaining her angel wings after battling many health issues for many years. She made many friends at the bowling center where she also married her husband, David.
Rosa Lee (Loope) Aye-age 92 of Maynardville passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Sacred Ground Hospice. She was a member of Hubbs Grove Baptist Church. She was the owner-operator of her own furniture store in Detroit, Michigan before retirement and returning to Union County. She was very active in the Union County Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed their activities. She has gone home to be with her husband of 64 years, Rev. Walter Aye; sister, Dorothy Kaliski; brothers, Howard Loope, Clyde Loope, Jerry Loope, Randy Shupe.
Doyle Wayne Hensley – age 79 of Luttrell, passed away Saturday evening, November 25, 2023, surrounded by his family at home. He was a life-long farmer and a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Bonita (Boles) Hensley; sister, Shelby Beeler and her husband, Hughie.
CHILDRESS, James Ray, 72, Maynardville, TN, passed away November 20, 2023, at home of natural causes. Jim was retired after a career in real estate, RV, and auto sales. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Martin Todd and Jessica Childress; granddaughter, Selena Rose; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Gary Henderson and Janet and Richard Bolus, all of Knoxville; and brother, Thomas Childress who resides at the Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. He is survived by numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kathryn Ruth and Clyde Mitchell Childress.
Shona Vadonee Hunley, age 59, of Knoxville went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 25, 2023. She was a member of The Church of God of the Union Assembly. Shona loved church, wrestling, country music, The Special Olympics, bowling, game shows, Blake Shelton, and Rocklan Hughes. She never met a stranger and she loved with her whole heart. She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Virgie Hunley and nephew Christopher Logan Hunley.
Mary Joyce Sampson – age 74 of Powell, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2023 at her home. She was a retired employee of Tipton Builders. She was of the Baptist Faith and was a wonderful mother and grandmother.
Preceded in death by her husband, Claude Sampson; parents, Noah and Gladys Russell; brothers, Buddy Hurst and Robert Hurst.
James Paul Raley-age 95 of Maynardville, born March 2, 1928 passed away peacefully Thursday morning, November 23, 20233 at his home. He was saved as a teenager. He worked 16 years for Kratt and retired from Roddy Manufacturing (Coca-Cola of Knoxville) with 26 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Dewey Raley, Sr. and Gladys (West) Raley; wife, Helen Tharp Raley; brother, Rev. Dewey Raley, Jr.; sisters, Opal Irick and Jean Raley.
Thomas E. Beach-age 78 of Maynardville, formerly of Knoxville passed away peacefully Saturday evening at the Willow Ridge Center, Maynardville.
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
Anna Maples – age 39 of Corryton. Anna’s earthly life ended on Thursday, November 16th at 6:49 p.m. We rejoice in the knowledge that she is present with the Lord hearing “well done my good and faithful servant”. She has been made whole for all eternity. Anna was a loving wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her smile, laugh and sweet spirit always brought joy to those around her. The void left in our hearts is indescribable.
Tim Hundley-age 64 of Powder Springs passed away peacefully Friday morning, November 17, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his parents, Swan and Lucreata (Yoakum) Hundley; nephew, Jeff Hundley.
Survivors: devoted wife of 37 years, Dinah Decker; son, Justin Hundley and wife, Rebekah; granddaughter, Savannah Hundley. Sisters, Shirley Acuff of Corryton; Maggie Collins of Corryton. Special family, Eric Hundley; aunt, Lavonda Hundley and Lew and Carla Howard.
Catherine Lorraine Guffey-age 82 of Maynardville, born May 14, 1941, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2023 after a long battle with cancer at her home. She attended Fairview Knox Baptist Church, Corryton. Preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Haynes.
She is survived by son, Mitchell Adams and wife, Patti; granddaughters, Micki and Kent Venable, Sherri and Chris O’Day; great grandchildren, Kaylee and Kolton Venable, Kelsey and Abby O’Day; special friends, Anna Cantrell and Melissa Curington.
Veronica Jean Breau – age 84 of Maynardville, passed away November 10, 2023 at Willow Ridge Center. She is of the Catholic Faith and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is preceded in death by parents, Anthony and Stella Kecioris. Veronica is survived by husband of 61 years Al Breau; daughter, Theresa Kidwell; and five grandchildren.
James “Pap” Campbell – age 79 of Maynardville, passed away suddenly, Thursday, November 9, 2023 at his home. He was a member of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church. He was an avid fan of U.T. football. We will surely miss his “Pap” hugs. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. George and Leona (Chesney) Campbell, brother, Tommy Campbell.