Chub (Charles) Masingo-age 68 of Sharps Chapel, born May 15, 1953 died Wednesday, October 20, 2021. He was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his beautiful daughter, Kasie Ann Masingo; parents, Sillus and Mattie Masingo; siblings, Donald and Mary Masingo;7 special nephew, Thomas Masingo; brothers-in-law, Charlie Kistler and Ken Rutherford.
James Michael Elkins
James Michael Elkins, of Washburn, TN, died unexpectedly on September 28, 2021 in a car accident. The family is deeply saddened by his sudden death. He was born on August 23, 1968 in Landstuhl, Germany on U.S soil, graduated from Grissom High School in Huntsville, AL, served in the Alabama Army National Guard, and lived mostly in Tennessee towards the end of his life.
Mike was the owner of Automotive Computer Electronics, where he specialized in flash reprogramming the computers of several different car manufactures. Prior to opening his own business, he delivered car parts to local car shops, and developed a good relationship with many of the owners. This was what inspired him to create his business.
Mike loved helping those in need, and hanging out with family and friends. His favorite food was seafood. He loved to cook, especially when he was cooking for others. He really enjoyed bonfires and being outdoors. He also enjoyed relaxing and playing video games. In his early life, he even pursued photography. Mike was a good working man, and If he didn’t know how to fix something, he was always willing to try.
Anyone who knew Mike was touched by his kindness, humor, and creativity. He was great with children, and served as an excellent example to all those who knew him.
He is survived by his mother, Jane Elkins, his father, Wayne Elkins, and step mother, Doris Elkins, his companion, Terri White, his son, Jamie Elkins, as well as his extended family and an abundance of friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Barry Elkins. We will all miss him in ways that words cannot express.
There will be a graveside service and burial at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Washburn, TN, on October 16th, 2021 at 2pm EST. Pallbearers will be Jamie Elkins, James Gregory Watson, James Gregory Watson II, Bryan Lay, Chad Lay, and Anthony Lay. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Cooper.
Condolences and stories can be shared on the webpage of Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville, Tennessee.
Ernest Logan Beason-age 79 of Maynardville passed away Wednesday morning, October 20, 2021 at his home. He was a member of Free Fellowship Pentecostal Church. Preceded in death by son, Jimmy Beason, parents, John and Abby (Shope) Beason; brothers, H. D. Beason and Joe Neil Beason; sister, Gerri Beason.
Johnny Edward Lawson-age 71 of Luttrell, born September 1, 1950 passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at North Knoxville Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired employee of Bailey Company and presently employed with Worldwide Equipment. Preceded in death by parents, Cornelous and Betty (Rose) Lawson; brothers, Jackie Lawson, Jerry Lawson and Kenneth Lawson.
Joyce Maxine (Cook) Clark-age 85 of Sharps Chapel born May 20, 1936 passed away Friday evening, October 15, 2021 at U. T. Medical Center. She was preceded in death by parents, Sam and Louvernia (Lay) Cook; husband, Roy Clark; daughter, Sandra Hobock; sons, Kenny and Ronald Clark; daughter-in-law, Debbie Clark. Brothers and sisters, Lonnie, Owen, Jack, Glen, Lynn, Lillis, Minnie, Walter, Ailor and Taylor Cook, Lucy Eastridge, Ann (Cook) Shoffner, Alvilda (Cook) Shoffner.
Leonard Weaver-age 62 of Luttrell, born October 15, 1958 passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Claiborne Medical Center. Member of Ailordale Baptist Church and attended New Pleasant Gap Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Silas and Nelma Jean (Chesney) Weaver.
Survived by wife of 40 years, Tessia Weaver; brothers, Everett (June) Weaver, Charlie Weaver, Harold (Angela) Weaver, Dayrrell (Kathy) Weaver, Daniel (Shirley) Weaver, Rusty (Cindy) Weaver; sisters, Eva Nelson, Charlotte (Bobby) Isgette, Barbara (Terry) Thomas. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dollie Kay Cooper-age 45 of Knoxville was taken from us Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Dollie Kay was born February 18, 1976 to Sherlene Childress Cooper and Gary Cooper. She was one of 10 children. Preceded in death by father, Gary Leroy Cooper; paternal grandparents, Guy and Dollie Cooper; maternal grandparents, James and Martha Childress; sister, Judy Ann Cooper-Mebine, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Reverend Douglas Dewayne Kitts – age 50 of Sharps Chapel, born November 2, 1970, went home to be with Jesus Thursday, October 7, 2021. He was saved April 4, 1980 as a 10 year old little boy at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. Dewayne was married to his best friend, Crystal for 30 years and they enjoyed driving on the open road. Dewayne was the best daddy, father-in-law and an even better papaw. He was his family’s Superman and will be greatly missed.
October 30, 1956 – October 6, 2021
Johnny was a hard-working man who loved his Lord, his Family and his Friends.
He will be greatly missed and he will be forever loved.
“The only scars in Heaver won’t belong to you
Nothing there is broken and you’ve been made brand new
We can smile even as our tears are flowing down
Because we know the only scars in Heaven
Are on the hands that hold you now”
James Adam Edwards, age 34, of Sharps Chapel, TN, born July 5, 1987, left this earthly life on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Adam loved living life, his friends and family. He was always cheering someone up. He was a proud employee of Glen E. Mitchell & Co. for several years. Preceded in death by grandfather, James Claudie Sharp and uncle, Marty Edwards.
Jerry Don Givens age 73 of Knoxville, originally from Taylor, MI, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his home after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses. He was of the Pentecostal Faith. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ruben and Hilda Horner Givens; granddaughter Angelina Givens and infant grandson Jayden Givens; brother William and sister Carol.
Infant Ryver Rayne Hopkins-born and died Sunday afternoon, October 3, 2021 at North Knoxville Medical Center.
Survivors: mother, Madison Hopkins of Maynardville; brother, Ethan Dykes; grandmother, Shannon Hopkins; great-grandmother, Tamra Buckner; aunt, Lauren Holmes; uncle, Landyn Centala; cousin, Dakota Wallace.
Graveside service and interment 2 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021 at Community Cemetery, Luttrell. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:45 p.m. Friday. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
Monica Lynn Lawson-age 46 of Luttrell passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at her home. She attended Circle Assembly of God Church in Mascot. Preceded in death by her parents, Ricky and Brenda Lawson.
Survivors: husband, Ernesto Antonio Martinez; children, Joshua Eugene Simmons, Jocelyn Victoria Lawson and Jillian Marie Lawson. Brother, Thomas Coldwell.
Graveside service and interment 9:30 A.M. Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Community Cemetery, Luttrell with Rev. John Lawson officiating.
Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
Jesse N. Elkins – age 96 of Andersonville, passed away peacefully at home on October 3, 2021. He was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church. Jesse retired from JFG Coffee Company with 41 years of service. He was also a member of J. C. Baker Masonic Lodge #720 for over 60 years.
Betty Sue Organ-age 63 of New Tazewell, born July 22, 1958 left this earthly life Saturday, October 2, 2021 due to complications of Covid 19. She was married 43 years to the love of her life, Jerry Organ. She was momma to four children, Jason Bell, Shasta Cottrell, Jennifer (Tommy) Cockrum, Casey (Michael) Anthony. From these unions, Sue was Nana to 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She loved each and every one of them unconditionally. Sue loved her Lord and Saviour and loved everyone as Jesus loves us.
Charlie L. Haynes (Chuck) - Age 84
Charlies’ earthly life ended at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, with his family by his side. Leaving behind his faithful wife of 63 years, Imogene Haynes; his loving children Rhonda (Steve) Widner, Keith (Karen) Haynes; grandchildren: Mandy (Craig) Foster, Anna (Nick) Maples, Daniel (Liz) Haynes, Nicholas Haynes (deceased); great grandchildren: Owen & Tayler Blake, Skyler Foster, Carson & Luke Maples, Bella & Levi Haynes.
Jerry Lynn Burchell-age 58 of Corryton passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He attended Redemption Harvest Church and was a retired employee of Knox County Parks and Recreation. Preceded in death by father, Coy Allen Burchell; mother, Betty Ruth Grubb Burchell; brother, Jackie Leonard Burchell; sisters, Judy Ann Burchell and Barbara Jean Burchell; sister-in-law, Loretta Burchell.
Kelley Leann Dyer Mink, age 24 of Powder Springs, TN, passed away suddenly Thursday, September 30, 2021 at home. She was a former member of Lake Shore Missionary Baptist Church and present member of the Fellowship Christian Church. She was the owner operator of Sweet Southern Roots Boutique and online auction company. Kelley was the most loving, caring, and kindhearted person that anyone could meet. She loved the Lord and truly cherished her friends and online auction family. She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed.
William “Leon” Collins-age 49 of Blaine went to be with his Heavenly Father Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
Survivors: Mother of his daughter, Kelli; daughter, Leah Collins; Leon was her number one fan in softball and she was the love of his life. Parents, Lonnie and Shirley Collins, brother, Wayne (Loretta) Williams, niece, Brianna (Michael) Hickman; great-niece, McKinley Hickman.
Jesse (Jay) Hubert Capps-age 81 of Powder Springs passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. He was preceded in death by parents, Jesse and Estie Capps; sister, Maggie and brothers, Eugene, Frank, Kermit and Duane.
Survivors: wife of 59 years, Linda Jean Capps; two sons, Brian Capps and Bradley (Avery) Capps; grandchildren, T. J., Virginia, Rebecca, Jesse, Caty, Marcus, Callie, Chole, Cassie and Ava; Eight great-grandchildren. Brothers, Ira and Ronnie Capps.