Eddie Cline Branum – age 64 of Maynardville, passed away suddenly July 3, 2020. He was a loving daddy, son, brother, papaw and uncle. Eddie was an accomplished musician and loved playing drums and singing with his brother Steve and The Branum Brothers Band. He loved riding his Harleys with the Ole Geezers Trike Gang and loved cruising in his ’39 coupe. Eddie loved family get togethers and spending time with his family. He loved his children and grandchildren. They brought a smile to his face and was so proud to be called Daddy and Papaw. He will be missed by all that knew him.
James Alvin "AB" Underwood
James Alvin “AB” Underwood age 83 of Knoxville went to be with his Lord and Savior early Wednesday morning November 6, 2019.
James was born on June 29, 1936 and was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. He established Underwood Auto Salvage in 1973. He was the owner of several rental properties and a much beloved landlord. Even in his retirement, he was still a hardworking man. On Sundays you could always find him in the church worshipping his Lord and Savior. On any given day you might have seen him on his mower, mowing his lawn or perhaps even a neighbor’s. He loved fishing and working in his garden.
Welcoming him into the Kingdom of Heaven his wife of 43 years, Hazel Lee Underwood; parents Charlie and Geneva Underwood; sons Ronnie and Ricky Underwood; brothers Glen and Phil Underwood. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 17 years Evelyn Underwood; children Randy Underwood, Rita Woods (Terry), Roy Underwood (Cheryl), Cindy Floyd (Jeff); siblings Lorin (Marjorie), Doug (Wanda), Geraldine Hughes; 5 grandsons Chuck, Mark, Cory, Brandon, Tyler; 5 granddaughters Syble, Misty, Alyssa, Natasha, Shannon; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thanks the staff of Amedisys Hospice; Jerry and Karen Moore; Matthew and Ashley Moore; Doug and Vicki Young for the compassion shown to our family.
A receiving of friends will be held Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:30-7:30 PM with a service to follow at 7:30 PM at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with Dr. Damon Patterson, Rev. James Marion, and Pastor Justin Pratt officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 AM, Saturday, November 9, 2019 for a procession to Woodhaven Cemetery for an 11:30 AM graveside service. Condolences may be expressed at www.mynattfh.com.
Beulah Mae (Clark) Cook-age 90 of Sharps Chapel went peacefully to be with the Lord, Saturday morning, July 4, 2020 at her home. She was preceded in death by parents, Bruce and Hallie (Ray) Clark; brothers, Roy, Milas and Dewey Clark; sisters, Trula Miller, Nell Russell and Lurtie Brewer.
Curtis Glen “Rowdy” Ridenour, Sr.-age 65 of Maynardville passed away Saturday morning, July 4, 2020 at his home after a long hard battle with cancer. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, William and Adna Welch Ridenour, sisters, Shelby Stiner, Diane and Cynthia Ridenour.
urvivors: wife of 36 years, Cathy Lawson Ridenour; daughters, Hope and Jessica; sons, Curtis Jr. and Kendall. He will be forever in our hearts and sadly missed by family and friends.
Dola Jeanette Hoskins - age 78 of Hiram, GA, formerly of Knoxville passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Tranquility Hospice Facility in Austell, GA. She was born on December 15, 1941 in Middlesboro, KY. Her parents were the late Elijah Martin and Rossie Catherine Barnett. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Elder Phillip Hoskins; 4 brothers - Estil Barnett, Leon Barnett, Bobbie Barnett, and Delano Barnett; and 3 sisters - Bernell Sorrell, Ola Mae Campbell, and Elvina Kelly.
Dovie C. Smith-age 74 of Maynardville passed away Sunday morning, June 28, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a member of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church. She was a retired manager of IHOP Restaurant with 27 years of service. Preceded in death by husband, Sam Smith; mother, Roberta Bailey Cox; father, Porter Cox; infant son, James Jessie Smith; son-in-law, Ralph Grissom; brothers, Charlie Cox, Joe Cox.
Edward H. “Strawberry” Archer, age 91, life-long resident of Union County. He passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (born May 24,1929). He was a member of Milan Baptist Church. He retired from Sanford Day Iron Works/Marmon Transportive and spent his retired years farming and serving the community as a dedicated Union county resident. He was the Union and Campbell counties Republican Party Chairman and, along with his wife Barbara (Bobbie) Archer, managed the Paulette community building for many years. He also served as a member of various Union County boards.
Rev. Dr. Richard Vick-age 86 of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Maynardville passed away 4:15 P.M. Monday, June 22, 2020 at Life Path Hospice in Florida. He was born February 13, 1934 the son of the late Homer and Lena (Hall) Vick. Preceded in death by wife of 47 years, Dr. Joyce Gaye (Pickens) Vick; grandchildren, Amy, Kathryn and Levi. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War serving October, 1951-January, 1955.
Jennifer A. Jones, age 44, of South Knoxville, passed away suddenly June 23, 2020 at UT Medical Center. She loved to camp, read, and all types of music. Jennifer was preceded in death by father, Michael Harmon, and sister, Melissa Harmon. Survivors include husband, David Jones, daughters, Caitlyn Summers and Kristen Watson, mother, Rebecca Harmon, and sister, Angie Lampkin. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Friday, July 3, 2020 at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Mike Segars officiating.
Karen Louise (Jerome) Wyrick-age 63 of Andersonville left this life peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020 at home and in the presence of her family. Born to Elizabeth “Betty” (White) Jerome on October 19, 1956, Karen grew up in many places, but made her final home in East Tennessee. Shortly after moving here at the age of 16, she found the love of her life, marrying the luckiest man in the world, Steven John Wyrick on February 24, 1979.
Deanna C. Farley age 44 of Maynardville passed away on June 17, 2020.
She was preceded in death by spouse Randy Sparks and her grandparents.
She is survived by parents Elmer and Tina Shoemaker, and Jerry Downey; children Dylan (Ammie) Sparks, Eddie (Chasity) Burton, Tina Humphrey and Brandon Sparks; grandchildren Abel, Cora and Jace; brother Timmy (Cecilia) Shoemaker; sister Sherry (Brian) Potter.