Jimmy R. Houston

Jim Houston-age 80 of Sharps Chapel passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his home.
Proceeded in death by parents: Ottis and Grace (Walker) Houston, sister Ada Mae Houston, and brother Samuel Houston.
Survivors: Wife Meryl Linkous Houston, daughter Jamie Rhodes (Stacy), son Jason, and daughter Julie, stepdaughter Ashley McCann (Bryan), grandchildren Chase Rhodes (Ally), Caleb Rhodes, Kaylee Houston, Brooklyn and Rachel Sharp, Augustus and Eleanor McCann. Great grandchildren Kinsley and Rhett.
Sister Linda Ruth Houston Ousley, and several nieces and nephews.
Jim deeply loved his family and he thought that each one was special in their own way. His heart was with his church and the community that he served for 80 years.
He was a long-standing member of Valley Grove Missionary Baptist Church and served as a deacon and member of the choir.
One of the founding members of the Union County Rescue Squad, he served as Captain for 27 years, also serving as chaplain and treasurer for many years. He was a member of TARS since 1963. He was an instructor for TARS and the American Red Cross since 1981. Jim served as Region 2 Vice President of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads from 1988-1992 and then again from 2008-2018.
Jim was a member of Masonic Lodge #455 F. & A.M. and the Kerbela Shriners. In 2006 he retired from public office after serving 12 years as Union County Clerk. At the age of 16, Jim began volunteering with the Union County school system, keeping the clock for basketball games which he continued for 63 years through the 2020-2021 season.
Jim took great pride in his beautiful garden and growing and harvesting sugar cane to make molasses on his beloved family farm.
The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel. A masonic service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 by Blazing Star Lodge #455 with funeral service to follow, Rev. Kyle Shell, Rev. Greg Sharp officiating with music by Valley Grove Church Singers. The body may be viewed after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Stiner Cemetery, Sharps Chapel. Please meet at the funeral home by 9:30 to go in the procession. Pallbearers: Chase Rhodes, Caleb Rhodes, Lee Hutchison, Larry Brantley, Mike Ousley, Matthew Ousley, Jason Creech. Honorary Pallbearers: Vic Reis, Ray McBee and members of The Union County Rescue Squad. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

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Lacie Marie Allen

Lacie Marie Allen-age 17 hours, 4 minutes of Thorn Hill, born Sunday, July 25, 2021 passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Thomas (Bo) Thornsbury; John Wesley Wolford; great-grandmother, Francis Marie Wolf.

Peter W. Green

Peter W. Green passed peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning July 25, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
This loving husband, father of 4, grandfather (Umpy) to 10 and great grandfather to 2 was a man of faith, love, strength, wit and wisdom.
Pete loved to compliment workers, admired a strong handshake, had a great smile and the absolute best sense of humor.

Norman J. Brantley

Norman J. Brantley-age 72 of Sharps Chapel passed away Friday evening, July 23, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital at Tennova North surrounded by loved ones. Norman was born March 26. 1949 in Sharps Chapel to Roy and Willie (White) Brantley. Norman proudly served his country in the Viet Nam War and was a U. S. Army Veteran. Norman was strong, kind, loving and supportive father and husband. His Knowledge and guidance were the foundation of his family and he was also a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

Bill Loy

Bill Loy – age 90 of Maynardville, beloved husband and father, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 22, 2021. He was saved as a young man and was a member of Alder Springs Baptist Church. Bill graduated Horace Maynard High School then joined the Army but was honorably discharged due to a medical condition. He worked for his father-in-law, Kermit Maples at Maples Chevrolet in Harriman for several years. He then worked for JFG Coffee Co. and retired from Roddy Mfg. Co. (Coca-Cola) after 27 years of service.

Jay Dyke

Jay Dyke-age 92 of Sharps Chapel went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Claiborne Medical Center. He was a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church and a retired Teamster with T.V.A. He was the son of the late James and Clatis (Welch) Dyke; also preceded in death by wife, Jewell Sharp Dyke; son, Larry Dyke; daughters, Pamela Dyke Collins, Debra Dyke; grandson, Jason Collins and Jimmy Brantley; great-grandson, Dillon Collins brothers and sisters, Robert, Carl, Lonnie, Mary, Fern and Maggie.

Matthew Herbert Nicley

Matthew Herbert Nicley-age 41 of Washburn passed away suddenly Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his home. He was a member of Powder Springs Missionary Baptist Church and an employee of Hurst Trailers. Preceded in death by brother, Brad Nicley; grandparents, Fred and Maurine Nicley; Inez Merritt; special great-aunt, Nola “Auntie” Merritt.

Ellen Vollmer

Ellen Christine Vollmer-age 55 of Maynardville, born November 16, 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio passed away suddenly Monday, July 19, 2021 at North Knoxville Medical Center. She had been a resident of Willow Ridge Center in Maynardville for the past 8 years and was of the Catholic faith.
Ellen is survived by a sister, Fran Graves and a brother, David Vollmer, both of Ohio.
The body will be cremated and returned to Ohio. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

Martha Jo Hill

Martha Jo Hill-age 73 of Washburn passed away Saturday evening, July 17, 2021 at Willow Ridge Center after a lengthy illness. She attended Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Emerson Starnes; grandparents, Clayton and Rosie Bailey.

Jimmy Ryan Delph

Jimmy Ryan Delph – age 44 of Maynardville, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 15, 2021.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Raymond Schmidt and Gracie M. Delph. Ryan is survived by his mother, Darlene (Alan) Mayes; children, Hunter and Eli Delph; grandmother, Nancy Schmidt; sister, Shelly (Gary) Winans; and father, Jimmy (Barbara) Delph.

Joyce "Jo" Elaine Roberts

Joyce “Jo” Elaine Roberts, born September 21, 1947 passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 surrounded by family and friends.
Memorial service to be held in Cades Cove, Tennessee at a later date. Donation can be made in her honor to: The Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. “Go Lady Vols”. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.