Maggie Dykes – age 93 of Sharps Chapel, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Joy Richardson Corum
Corum, Joy Richardson- age 72, born June 22 1948, passed away March 1, 2021 suddenly during an extended illness. Preceded in death by husband of 40 years, Richard Edgar Corum, infant daughter, Mary Ruth Corum. Maternal grandparents C.H. (Charlie) and Roma Jessee Laws. Paternal grandparents Luther and Susie Sexton Richardson. Parents Willie Edgar (Bill) and Louise Laws Richardson, Mother and Father-in-law Edna (Booker) and Edgar Corum. Nephew, Todd Richardson.
Joy was a graduate of Powell High School, Class of 1966. She retired from a 20 year career at K-25 National Lab in Oak Ridge. At the time of her death, she worked at Pat Murphy Electric, which she enjoyed very much. Joy was creative and talented. She enjoyed cooking and crafting, and used those skills for years by catering and making floral arrangements for weddings. Joy worked hard all her life, but her most loved job was being a mother. She was a member of both New Friendship Baptist Church and Bethel Baptist Church, and enjoyed worshiping with her church family. Joy loved spending time with friends and family and her strength, warmth, and generosity left a mark on all of those who were close to her. She will be greatly missed.
Joy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cherish (Corum) and Frank Appling. Brother, Rudy Richardson and wife, Libby (Williams). Sister, Lorie (Richardson) and husband Hal Thurman. Sister-in-law and brother-in law, Pam (Corum) and Ron Hembree. Nieces and Nephews, Kenny Richardson, April Richardson and John Clark, Kash and Kambrye Clark, Camden Richardson, Chad and Catherine Hembree, Zach Hembree, Lori Corum Beeler. Joy leaves behind many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends who she considered to be family.
The family would like to thank Kyle and Ann Richardson, and Robert and Doris Dukes for their devoted friendship and care for Joy over her last several years. Also, special thanks to Fresenius Dialysis Clinic, and the medical team at Tennova North.
Drop-by viewing hours will be held at Trinity Funeral Home, Maynardville on Friday March 5th, 12:00 - 6:00pm. A graveside burial service will be held Saturday March 6th, 3:00pm Oakland Cemetery, Little Valley Road, Maynardville. Rev. Leonard Goin and Rev. Tim Inklebarger will be officiating. Pallbearers: Frank Appling, Hal Thurman, Kenny Richardson, Robert Dukes, Jim Greene, and Jason Kitts. Honorary pallbearers: Kyle Richardson, Von Richardson, Don Richardson, Rudy Richardson, Lynn Sexton, and Fred Simmons. In lieu of flowers, donations, if desired, may be made in Joy's name to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org. Trinity Funeral Home, LLC, Maynardville, has the honor to serve the family of Joy Corum. 865-992-5002 www.trinityfuneralhome.net
Voyd C. Keck, age 90 of Halls, formerly of Union Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, April 4, 2021. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Halls. Graduated class of 1950, Horace Maynard High School. Retired from University of Tennessee Physical Plant as General Supt. of structural maintenance. He was a 49-year member of Masters Lodge #244 F. & A.M. K.C.C.H. Scottish Rite of Knoxville, Areme Chapter #466 O.E.S.
Mitchell Steven Beason-age 68 of Luttrell passed away Friday morning, April 2, 2021 at his home. He was a Christian and had a great love of dogs, cats and all animals. Preceded in death by parents, Mitchell Lee and Martha (Woods) Beason; siblings, Lucille Ford, Gene Beason, Agnes Dyer, Bernice Vaught, Mary Beeler along with several nieces, nephews and other family members.
Arlene “Leigh” McFarren-age 63 of Corryton passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at her home. She was a member of Mountain View Church of God of the Union Assembly, Luttrell. She was an employee of Knox County Sheriff’s Office for the past six years, formerly with T.V.A.
She was a loving wife, mother and nana. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Sophie Holly and Grandma Betty who raised her.
Rev. Clarence E. Bull-age 92 of Maynardville passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his home. Preceded in death by parents, Silas A. and Murlie Burke Bull; brothers, Lloyd Bull, Junior Bull; sisters, Billie Bruner, Edith Pratt and infant sister, Sue Ann Bull; great-grandson, Brayden William Frye; father and mother-in-law, Rev. Fate and Etta Oaks; brother-in-law, L. G. Oaks.
Larry Eugene Norris – age 76 of Andersonville, born June 10, 1944 passed away at U. T. Hospital at 3:30 a.m., March 26, 2021. He was saved at age 12 at Snoddley Baptist Church and joined Macedonia Baptist at age 14.
He is preceded in death by father, Tommy Norris; brother, David Norris; and grandson, Adam Norris. Larry is survived by wife, Dora Johnson Norris; son, Roger Norris; mother, Mable Norris; aunt, Ruby McBee Hutchison; brother-in-law, Gary Johnson; cousin, Yvonne Foust; special friends, Ricky Hutchison and Betty Waggoner; and pets, Oscar and Lily.
Angela Renee Ballard-age 40 of Rutledge went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at U. T. Medical Center. Preceded in death by sister, Christina Lee; nephew, Skylar; father, Richard Ballard, Sr.; grandfather, Bud Givens; grandmother, Naomi Ballard.
Survivors: son, Jayden Reed; mother, Jama Gibson; grandmother, Polly Givens; brother, Richard Ballard; nephews, Christopher, Trey and Terry; great-niece, Neveah. Special friend, Tony Winstead.