Kern Elkins

Kern Elkins, age 68, of Andersonville, TN, passed away on January 13th, 2021. Kern and his twin sister Fern were born in Knoxville, TN on February 8, 1952 to Luther Burl and Rena Elkins. After graduating from Halls High School, Kern met and later married the love of his life, Charlotte. Kern and Charlotte were best friends and were proudly married for more than 46 years. Kern was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He would light up when any of his of grandchildren were around or mentioned.

Kern’s path led him to serve as a firefighter and after many years he retired from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, having achieved the position of Commander. He was very proud to have been involved in such a distinguished profession. Kern had many talents and would take on almost any project. Kern built an amazing home where he and Charlotte had a great life. He spent his retirement working harder than ever at farming, because he loved it. Nothing gave him more joy though than spending time with his grandchildren.

Kern was proceeded in death by parents Luther Burl and Rena Elkins, twin sister Fern Stooksbury, brother-in-law Howard Beckwith and grandson Grayson Graves. Survivors include wife, Charlotte Elkins; daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Dusty Coleman of Clinton, Amber and Dan Villeneuve of Andersonville and son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Leigh Ann Elkins of Andersonville; grandsons Porter and Dylan; granddaughters Campbell Jo, Annalee and Finley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jackie Beckwith of Clarksville, Kaye and Sonny Robinson of Monterey, TN, Faye and Billy Anderson of Knoxville, Gerald Stooksbury of Powell, Judy and Art Allen of Lenoir City; brothers and sister-in-law Richard Elkins of Clearwater, Florida, David and Rebecca Elkins of Athens, Alabama; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helen Foster Branum and Leon Branum; brother-in-law, Steve Foster and Tina; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; East Tennessee Children’s Hospital P.O. Box 15010 Knoxville, TN 37901 or The ALS Association of Tennessee Chapter 4300 Sidco Drive Suite #200 37204 Nashville, TN 37204.

There will be an open visitation on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 12 – 6pm with family arriving at 4pm and a service starting at 6pm at Trinity Funeral Home in Maynardville, TN with Reverend Steve Foster officiating. Family and friends will meet at Trinity Funeral Home Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 12:45pm to go in procession to Ridenour Cemetery in Andersonville, TN for a 2pm burial service. 865-992-5002 trinityfuneralhome.net

Obituary

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.

Betty Ann Sanders

Betty Ann Sanders-age 61 of Sharps Chapel passed away suddenly Saturday, February 27,2021 at her home. Preceded in death by son, Bradley Douglas; parents, John H. and Carrie (Sharp) Sanders; brother, Raymond Sanders; brother-in-law, Hershel Dyke.
Survivors: Grandson, Max Douglas of Knoxville; three sisters, Louise and Harold Brantley of Sharps Chapel; Barbara Dyke, Linda and Mike Lane of Knoxville; three brothers, Donnie and Sue Sanders; Bobby and Carolyn Sanders, all of Seymour; John Sanders of Maynardville. Several nieces and nephews along with a host of friends.

Nicole Lockhart

Nicole Marie (Shaner) Lockhart- age 48 of Luttrell passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was a member of The Little Brown Church in Sharps Chapel. She was a longtime employee for the Union County Public Schools and worked for a wonderful boss, Eddie Graham.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Carl and Martha Shaner and Edward and Elnora Topp; father-in-law, Daniel Lockhart and brother-in-law, Matt Clevinger.

Delphine Evans Thomas

Delphine Evans Thomas-age 58 of Knoxville, formerly of Union County passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by father, David Evans; mother, Loriene Nicely.
Survivors: brother, Ronnie Lynn Evans; sister, Crystal Gail Cooke; nephews, Daniel Evans, Cory Goforth, Benjamin Cecil, Adam Evans; aunt, Clayrissa Hill; uncle, Jimmy Evans along with a host of friends.

Misty Michelle Norton

Misty Norton-age 41 of Knoxville passed away Friday, February 19, 2021. Misty had a kind and generous heart and will be immensely missed!

She is preceded in death by her father, Ronnie Houston.

She is survived by her 9-year old daughter, Abigail Makenzie Guyton; mother, Angela Keck; brothers, Casey Houston and Matthew Houston; sister, Paige Houston along with several nieces and nephews.

No services are scheduled at this time, the family has chosen cremation. Donations can be made at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary in Maynardville.

Harold Wayne Beason

Harold Wayne Beason – 69 of Maynardville, passed away March 1, 2021 at North Knox Medical Center. He was a member of Community Baptist Church. Harold enjoyed painting, vintage cars, hunting and fishing.

He is preceded in death by parents, Paris “Short” and Sally Beason. Harold is survived by daughters, Tonia and Jason Heiskell and Shelby Beason and Conner Forward; grandson, Jacob Heiskell; sister, Linda and Steve Branum; nephew, Brandon Henry; and special friend, Carolyn Warwick.

Obituary of James C. Anderson

James C. Anderson age 50 of Blaine passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his home. He worked along side his dad, Bill Anderson and his nephew, Ty Hunley with Anderson Pump Service for many years. A 16-year veteran of the Blaine Volunteer Fire Department, James was best described as the guy who will go the last mile for you. A true hero that was always willing to help anyone, anywhere, anytime. He also enjoyed hunting and camping.

Carolyn Whitson Savage

Carolyn (Whitson) Savage-age 76 of Maynardville passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. She was a member of Luttrell Baptist Church since 1988 and a retired employee of Union County School Systems. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Elsie Whitson; siblings, Shirley Monroe, Don Whitson, Danny Whitson; infant son, Robert Gregory and son-in-law, Charles Oliver.

LouAnn Jarvis

LouAnn McKinney Jarvis-age 86 of Washburn went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Island Home Healthcare. She was a member of Mount Eager Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Clara McKinney; husband, Clay Jarvis; son, Allen Jarvis; sister, Eileen Buckner; brother, Ralph McKinney.
She leaves behind her daughter-in-law, Patricia Jarvis; granddaughter, Lori (Ronnie) Clay; great-granddaughters, Kalee and Emily; sisters-in-law, Ruth Thomas and Easter Mincey. Several nieces and nephews. Special friends, Larry, Bonnie and Cody Lay.