Delores (Dee) Norris Koontz, age 89 of North Knoxville, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, Mode and Lottie Riffey Mink; husbands, Clarence Norris and Dewey Koontz; son, Moe Norris; grandson, Michael Norris and all of Dee’s siblings. She is survived by her children, Saundra, Allen (Hazel), Darrell (Becky), Edna (Ricky), and David (Karen); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and several step children. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 11th at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City.
Karen L. Wyrick
Karen Louise (Jerome) Wyrick-age 63 of Andersonville left this life peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020 at home and in the presence of her family. Born to Elizabeth “Betty” (White) Jerome on October 19, 1956, Karen grew up in many places, but made her final home in East Tennessee. Shortly after moving here at the age of 16, she found the love of her life, marrying the luckiest man in the world, Steven John Wyrick on February 24, 1979.
Two years later, they had their one and only child, a daughter. Karen would go on to devote her attention to raising her and only later would begin to commit time to other pursuits including gospel singing, youth ministries leader, cake decorating, ham radio, various arts and crafts, and most importantly – spoiling her grandchildren.
As KF4SSI, Karen was a licensed amateur radio operator. Over the years, she had made many friends over the airwaves. Her key now at rest, our beautiful YL has gone SK for a final time.
Karen is preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth “Betty” (White) Jerome; brothers, Theodore “Ted” Jerome, Jr., Michael G. Jerome, her best friend/sister-in-law, Dinah E. Wyrick.
Karen is survived by her husband, Steven John Wyrick; daughter, Robin (Tim) Bird; granddaughters, Ashby Bird and Dinah Bird; sister, Patty (Dwayne) Brooks; brother, Edward “Eddie” (Maureen) Jerome; sister-in-law, Kim Jerome; nieces, Jennifer (Clint) Casey, Racheal Brooks and Jodi Brooks; nephew, Michael F. Jerome; grand-nieces, Kirsten and Tiffany; grand-nephew, Michael, along with many more family members in the Virginia Beach, VA area.
Graveside service and interment 11 A.M. Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Hines Creek Cemetery, Maynardville with Rev. Gary Vandergriff officiating. Due to concerns with Covid 19, you are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 A.M. Saturday. Pallbearers: family and friends. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
“The Legend” Larry Woodrow Cox age 75 of Knoxville passed away at home on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Larry served in the United States Army from 1963-1966. Afterwards he joined the Knoxville Police Department and served from 1967-1996 when he was severely injured in an on the job car accident which resulted in him being disabled and unable to return to the job he loved.
Johnny E. Jones, age 81, of Halls formerly of the Gibbs community, passed away peacefully at his home 3:00pm Wednesday, August 5, 2020, surrounded by his family. He attended Graveston Baptist Church and faithfully read his bible daily. He was a 1957 graduate of Gibbs High School. He was the owner of Jones Refrigeration for many years. He was an avid Kentucky Wild Cat Basketball fan. Preceded in death by parents, Luella and Edmond Jones and brother Dr. Edward Branson.
Connie (Smith) Macklin – age 64 of Maynardville, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2020. She was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by parents, Glen and Ina Mae Smith; and mother-in-law, Donna Macklin. Connie is survived by husband, Rick Macklin; siblings and spouses; and many nieces and nephews.
Daniel Lee Baker, born October 24, 1946 in Knoxville, TN, passed away August 1, 2020 in Pigeon Forge, TN. Preceded in death by parents John Baker and Eula Effinore “Effie” Wilson Baker, brothers John Wayne and George Caswell Baker.
Julian Osborne, 18 yrs old, passed away July 30, 2020. She was a 2019 High School Graduate, currently enrolled at Walters State and was ready to take on the world. Julian loved adventure, outdoor activities and being with her friends. She leaves behind the love of her life Derek Norris and furbaby Molly. Her smile was contagious and will be missed beyond measure by family and friends. Celebration of life will be held Friday, August 7, 2020, at 6:30 pm at Faithway Baptist Church, 4402 Crippen Road, Knoxville, TN 37918. Pastor Rick Passmore & Ricky Graves will be officiating.
Georgia (Winona) Lester, age 93 of Knoxville, passed away at 8:07am on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at her home. Member of Walridge Baptist Church. She retired from Home Federal Bank after 40 years as Vice President and Assistant Branch Manager.
Preceded in death by parents Rose and Horace Lester; brothers Philip Lester and Paul Lester; sisters Evelyn (Sis) Lester, Alice Lester, Auba Lee Beeler Curington, Bernice Johnson; sister-in-law Emmerdelle Lester; nieces Barbara Lester Ingram, Patricia Beeler Lewis; and nephew David Johnson.
Aubie Tindell Nelson -age 91, of Knoxville passed away August 4, 2020. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents Walter and Lurena Tindell and husband William Lee Nelson, Jr. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law Dean and Elizabeth Nelson, Tony and Jackie Nelson, Joel and Tammy Nelson; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Wayne Bolinger; grandchildren: Meredith, Christopher, Laura, Carolyn, Leigh, Ty, Kaley, Sarah, and Will; twelve great-grandchildren and special friend Glenda McCloud.