Doyle Douglas Eastridge-age 74 of Sharps Chapel passed into the arms of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ Thursday, March 26, 2020 while surrounded by his loving family. He fought a long hard battle with cancer for five years, but came out a winner on the other side. He was a member of the former Big Sinks Baptist Church, Sharps Chapel and a retired employee of Union County Highway Department. He is reunited with his loving wife of 41 years, Helen Rowe Eastridge; parents, Arbra and Lucy (Cook) Eastridge; brothers, (Infant) Lonnie, Bill, Fred, Clyde Eastridge and Walter Cook.
Joe Mcelroy Raby
Joe M. Raby-age 80 of Sharps Chapel passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at his home. Joe retired after 32 years of service with Local 50 in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by parents, Tillmon Franklin and Lola Edith Raby along with nine siblings.
Survivors: wife, Tonya Raby; daughters, Kim (Tommy) Rhea, Kandy Hensley, Lori (Bruce) Williams and Olivia (Josh) Williams. Brother, James Raby; sister, Nettie Betsill. Grandchildren, Chloe, Adelyn, Westlee, Sylas and Easton. Several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 5-7 P.M. Sunday, February 16, 2020 with funeral services at 7 P.M. Sunday, Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Tim Sharp officiating with music by Stuart and Sharon Fine. Interment 12 Noon Monday, February 17, 2020, Mt. Harmony Church Cemetery, Heiskell. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 11 A.M. Monday to proceed to the cemetery. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
James Alan Brummitt-age 57 of Maynardville passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his home. He was a member of The Church of Christ, Hickory Valley Road. Alan was the owner/operator of James Brummitt Construction Company and has a host of caring and loyal employees and friends. He was preceded in death by parents, father, James W. (Bill) Brummitt and mother, Marjorie L. Brummitt; brother, Andrew Joseph (Joe) Brummitt.
Silva M. “Polly” Kitts Tharpe-age 95 of Maynardville, born June 16, 1924 passed away Monday morning, March 23, 2020 at North Knoxville Medical Center. She was a member of Nave Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by nine children; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with many other family members and a host of friends.
Wilma Helen Wolfe-age 85 of Maryville went home to be with Jesus Sunday morning, March 22, 2020 surrounded by her family at her granddaughters’ home in Sharps Chapel. Helen was preceded in death by parents, Claude and Sarah Robertson; husband, James Henry Wolfe; her children, Linda Wolfe Cumbie and Steven Wolfe; four brothers and one sister.
Cleo Estelle Shillings-age 79 of Corryton, born August 8, 1940 in Claiborne County passed away Friday afternoon, March 20, 2020 at home surrounded by a host of loving family and friends. She was saved at the young age of 11 and was of the Baptist faith being a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Sterley and Josie Davis; husband, Charles Shillings, the children’s father, Charles Stanifer; grandsons, Billy Stanifer and Josiah Guay; granddaughter, Sarah Guay; brothers, Joe and Ralph Davis; sisters, Helen and Lucy Ann Davis, Evelyn Graves.
Christene Merritt-age 76 of Maynardville passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at North Knoxville Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Fred E. and Imogene Sands Nicley; granddaughter, Alicia Rutherford; son, Terry Lynch.
Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Glenn Russell; grandchild, Christina Kiser; great-grandchildren, Bradley Rutherford, Angellica Ackermann, Jessie Kiser, Tyler Lister, Rebecca Lister; great-great-grandchildren, Alyanna Fellows, Oakleigh Rutherford.
In Loving Memory of: Kay Frances (Nee) Hutchison Kwiatkowski-age 71 of Powell passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Survivors: husband, Leonard Kwiatkowski; children, Tony Williams, Angela Thompson; sisters and brothers, Judy Grissom, Shirley Price, Susie Bailey, Steve Hutchison, David and Bobby Hutchison; step-son, Timothy Kwiatkowski; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Janice Louise Sands Coffman-age 59 of Maynardville passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Willow Ridge Center.
The family will receive friends 5-7 P.M. Saturday, March 21, 2020 with funeral service to follow at 7 P.M. Saturday, Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel. Interment 1 P.M. Sunday, March 22, 2020, Nave Hill Cemetery, Maynardville. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
CORRYTON - Margie LouEmma Russell Hunley, of Corryton, age 78, born July 12, 1941 in Sharps Chapel, went home to be with the Lord 3:57 A.M. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at her home. She was of the Baptist faith and loved singing for the Lord and spending time with family. She was a caring, loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Preceded in death by parents, A.W. Russell and Gracie Brewer Russell; brothers, James Russell and Allen Russell; sisters, Zella Dykes, Alvada Dykes, and Gladys Lambdin.
Maxine “Mack” Capps – age 91 of Maynardville. She grew up in Claiborne County.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William Calvin and Flossie Snyder Capps; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Inez Capps and Dale and Mary Ruth Capps; nephew, Randy Capps and niece, Denise Capps Cooke. Maxine is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Bennie and Catherine Capps; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff of Willow Ridge Center for the care they gave her.