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.


Fred Eugene McAfee

Fred Eugene McAfee, age 80 of Knoxville, passed away July 12, 2020. Preceded in death by wife Joyce DeVault McAfee, mother and father Maggie & Charles McAfee, brothers Charles Andrew McAfee and Robert Lewis McAfee, and sister Emma Irene Turner. Survived by sister Alice Ruckart, nieces and nephews, as well as many more loved ones. Family and friends will meet at Sharp Cemetery on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 9:45 AM for a 10:00 AM graveside service, Terry Echols officiating. Online condolences may be left at

Rodney Ted Piedot

Rodney Ted Piedot, age 88 of Knoxville, passed away July 11, 2020. Preceded in death by mother and father, Dorothy and Ted C. Piedot. Survived by wife of 63 years, Renna Fay, son Randy Piedot, and daughter Sandra Zani. Family and friends will meet at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery JSH at 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM graveside service on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Online condolences may be left at

Charles Edward “Bud” Branam

Charles Edward “Bud” Branam, August 30, 1943 - July 10, 2020. Bud was born in Sevierville, TN to Eddie & Anna Laura Branam. He graduated from Sevier County High School in 1963. During his high school career, he was an all-around athlete in every sport. His exceptional athletic ability lead him to a full athletic football scholarship as a tight-end at Middle Tennessee State University. Graduating with a BS in 1967. Then, he went on to receive his Masters + 45 at UTK. Bud was a faithful Christian & longtime member at Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Jerry Lynn Mincey

Jerry Lynn Mincey, age 64 of Knoxville, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, July 10, 2020. He was born on December 8, 1955. He was a graduate of Gibbs High School, and a retired employee of the University of Tennessee. He was greeted in heaven by his father, Billy Howard Mincey.

Mary (Helms) Livesay

Mary Elizabeth (Helms) Livesay – age 59 of Maynardville, departed this life to go to her Heavenly home on July 8, 2020. She was a member of Circle Assembly Church of God. At age 35 she was ready for a career change and decided to go to Ross the Boss School of Cosmetology to become a beautician. Mary believed everyone needed a touch of red in their hair. She had a special way to make people laugh and smile even when they were going through the most difficult of times. You never had to guess what was on her mind because she was quick to let you know what she was thinking.

Debra E. "Debby" Dotson

Debra E. “Debby” Dotson, age 67, of the Inskip Community in Knoxville, TN went to be with Jesus Tuesday, July 7, 2020, while holding the hands of her husband and son. She was born June 22, 1953 to Charles E. & Frances White. Debby was a faithful member and Pastor’s Wife at Anchor Holds Baptist Church. She married Rev. Ronnie Dotson September 22, 1973 when she was just 20 years old and him 17. This September, they would have celebrated 47 years of marriage. Debby couldn’t have children so she prayed to God and he answered by giving her Dustin, the love of her life.

Eddie Branum

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.

Beulah Mae Cook

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 Ridenour, Sr.

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.