Larry Steve Shoffner

Larry Steve Shoffner-age 70 of Sharps Chapel passed away Wednesday morning, May 31, 2023 at Claiborne Medical Center. He was a retired employee of Union County Highway Department. Preceded in death by daughter, Gabrielle Shoffner; parents, Charlie and Edna (Beeler) Shoffner; brother, Tom Shoffner; sister, Wanda Brown.

Survivors: wife, Aundra Brake Shoffner; daughter, April Shoffner; six grandchildren, Hunter Shoffner, Colton Sinkhorn, Carter Sinkhorn, Keely Collins, Kendra Sharp and Justin Sharp; two great-grandchildren, Bentley Hunter and Camdyn Collins. Brothers, Jack Shoffner, J.D. Shoffner; sisters, Glenda Hunley, Ann Williams, Donna Walker, Kathy Keck. Several nieces and nephews.

Cremation is planned and no services will be scheduled. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

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Robert Jerry Atkins

Robert Jerry Atkins - age 74 of Washburn, passed away on Saturday May 18th, 2024 at his home. He was born on November 17, 1949. He was a member of Johnson’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He retired from the University of Tennessee as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He farmed most of his life and enjoyed raising cattle. He was great with horses and enjoyed showing and racing horses in many events. He also enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.

Jackie D. Murray, Jr.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved family member, Jackie D. Murray Jr. (Jay) – age 50 of Sharps Chapel, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 16, 2024 at North Knoxville Medical Center. He was born in Germany on January 31, 1974 to Jackie and Beverly Murray. He worked in the entertainment business for 33 years displaying a wonderful life of fun for everyone around him. Jay truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasure chatting with friends and family, playing guitar and singing with his dad to chatting with anyone around him.

Hassie Marie Weaver

Hassie Marie Weaver – age 69 of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 15th 2024. She attended Union Baptist Church, Halls, and was a graduate of Halls High School Class of 1972. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sarah Jessie Mae (Walker) Weaver and Henry Archie Weaver.

She is survived by Jackie Kiser; son, Justin Henry Weaver; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Weaver; granddaughters, Haley and Kaley Chesney; sisters, Marylou Wilkerson, Mildred Shipley; brother, Claude Weaver; brother-in-law, Larry Shipley; sister-in-law, Gail Weaver; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

McGhlome Loyd

McGhlome Loyd – age 90 of Andersonville, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2024 at his home. He was a member of Hines Creek Baptist Church, a U. S. Army Veteran and a member of Andersonville Masonic Lodge #383.

Roger Lee Sheets

Roger Lee Sheets, age 83 of Westland, Michigan passed away on Monday, May 13, 2024. He had been in declining health for several months. Born July 16, 1940 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Roger was the son of True and Genevieve (Mathias) Sheets.

He married Jo Ellen (Hunter) on February 14, 1965 and they had three children together. They divorced in June of 1983.

Roger married Louise C. (Chapman) in January of 1984. Through this marriage, he gained three stepsons.

Jack Henry Dyer, Jr.

Jack Henry Dyer, Jr. – age 63 of Luttrell passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 14, 2024, surrounded by his family at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Luttrell Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Henry Dyer, Sr. and Pauline Joyce (Winstead) Dyer.

Peggy Sue (Woods) Ensley

Peggy Sue (Woods) Ensley – age 82 of Maynardville, a beautiful, vivacious and loving woman was suddenly taken from us by a hemorrhagic stroke. She was born and raised in Sharps Chapel and was a graduate of Horace Maynard High School, Class of 1960. Peggy was a member of Maynardville Church of Christ and a retired employee of DeRoyal Industries with 37 years of service.

She is preceded in death by her son, Bryan Ensley; parents, Osco and Elsie Woods along with ten brothers and sisters.

Curtis Lynn Jones

Curtis Lynn Jones – age 62 of Maynardville, born July 20, 1961, left this world May 6th, 2024 at Willow Ridge Center in Maynardville. He was the life of the party and enjoyed listening to southern rock. Curtis loved life as an over the road trucker being able to see the whole country and loved a good camping trip with family.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Velma Cope; father, Roy Buck Jones; step-father, Herman Cope; sister, Rita (Randy) Dozier; brother, Steven Jones and Peggy Schmitt.

Mary Lashae Dyer Hernandez

Mary Lashae Dyer Hernandez-age 28 of Maynardville went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 5, 2024. Preceded in death by her mother, Amanda Lord; uncles, Robbie Lord, Christopher Dyer; grandparents, Ray and Mary Dyer.

She is survived by her dad, Lonnie Ray Dyer; daughter, Aalyah Hernandez; brother, Zach; grandparents, Bobby and Sharon Lord, Sherry Sexton; 2nd mom, Amy Evans Taylor; aunt, Teresa (Dennis) Barnard; uncle, Sap Dyer; special cousins, TJ Burnett, Coty, Jeremy, Corey and a host of cousins and friends.

Jason Paul Clark

Jason Paul Clark-age 44 of Sharps Chapel passed away Monday, May 6, 2024 at home. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Gary Masingo; mother, Sandra Hobock; grandparents Roy “Mose” Clark, Joyce Clark, Big Johny and Marie Masingo; uncles, Kenny and Ronald Clark, Arlos Masingo, Little Johny Masingo; aunt, Debbie Clark.

Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson-age 72 of New Tazewell passed away Saturday, May 4, 2024. He was born April 10, 1952, in Holly Hill, South Carolina. Larry loved to be in the mountains, hunting and fishing with his son, spending time with his family and hanging out with his dogs. Larry was a proud member of the Santee Indian Organization. He was a hardworking man and spent his life as an electrician, real estate agent and truck driver.

Jonathan Dorrance

Jonathan David Dorrance – 46 of Maynardville, passed away Friday, May 3, 2024 at home surrounded by his family. He was self employed as a plumber. Jonathan was a U. S. Army Veteran and loved to fish.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Jason Dorrance. Jonathan is survived by wife, Holly; parents, Donald and Gaynell Dorrance; brother, Justin (Amy) Dorrance; sister, Jennifer (Mike) Prusik; nieces and nephews, Kylie and Tyler Prusik and Grayson, Blake and Luke Dorrance; and aunt, Joy Porter.

Terry Jay Rolen

Terry Jay Rolen-age 67 of Luttrell went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Terry was a good blacksmith who loved painting cars and collecting Zippo Lighters.

He is survived by his daughter, Shena Rouse; sons, Terry Shipley, James Rouse; sister, Kathy Hillard; brothers, Jack Rolen, James Rolen; girlfriend, Kimberly Rollins; stepchildren, Jason Bailey, Ashley Rollins, Brittney Rollins. Terry had many friends and family who loved him dearly.

Eula Estelle (Cook) Caldwell

Eula Estelle (Cook) Caldwell-age 87 of Corryton passed away Monday, April 29, 2024 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Maynardville. Preceded in death by husband, Clyde Caldwell; parents, Hobert and Mossie Cook; siblings, Edgar, Oval, Carlyle and Carolyn.

Burleigh Lewis

Burleigh Shelton Lewis, age 88 of Maynardville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 29, 2024 at Fort Sanders Medical Center. He retired from the US Air Force after 22 years serving in Vietnam from 1966-1967. He then worked at Harris Corporation in Palm Bay, FL for 18 years. Burleigh is a 32nd Degree Mason with Masonic Lodge #318 Harbor City Lodge in Melbourne, FL. He loved to joke and tease with everyone and couldn’t pass up a good deal at yard sales. He absolutely loved to haggle for bargains.

Billy Woods

Mr. Billy Woods-age 63 of Luttrell passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, April 24, 2024. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Woods; mother, Frances Inklebarger. Billy was always smiling and joking. He gave everyone a nickname and loved to pester. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

Shelby Mitchell

Shelby Jean (Haynes) Mitchell – age 85 of Knoxville, formerly of Liberty Hill, passed peacefully surrounded by her family at home Wednesday, April 24, 2024. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Larry Wayne Frye

Larry Wayne Frye – age 76 of Washburn, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at Claiborne County Hospital. He was a member of Elm Springs Baptist Church. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Oreide Frye; sister, Darlene Satterfield.

He is survived by his sisters, Letha Frye, Jean Nicely and husband Roger of Washburn; brother, Dewey Lynn Frye and wife Vanda of Corryton; nieces and nephews, Jerry, Austin, Brittany all of Washburn, Brad, Amanda, Zoe, Gavin, Kenzlee all of Knoxville.

Sherry Mignon Dunn

Sherry Mignon Dunn – age 72 of Maynardville, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Sherry had a deep love for her family and also fishing. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lola and H.E. Hill; sister, Sandra Hill; brother, Eddie Hill.

Sherry is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Billy Dunn; daughters, Tansi Underwood, Tammy Lay and husband Rick; grandchildren, Larissa Qualls, Craig Lay and wife Brittany, Derrick Lay; great-grandchildren, Ava Lay, Haisley Lay.

Clarence Grubbs

Clarence E. Grubbs – age 83 of Maynardville. God has taken another amazing man to Heaven today, April 6, 2024. He fought a brave battle with Pancreatic Cancer for 9 long months. Clarence was called a Gentle Giant and was loved by many. He was a man who lived life to the fullest. Clarence was a Glazier for 40 years, an amazing carpenter, mechanic, and avid fisherman. He grew hydroponics, the best tomatoes and vegetables. Clarence was an eagle lover, a magical storyteller and awesome cook, to name just a few.

Danny Jo Sweet

Danny Jo Sweet – age 66 of Washburn went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 18 2024. Danny was a member of Hubbs Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was a former employee of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. Danny is preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and L.B. Sweet; nephew, Jasper Sweet; sister-in-law, Pam Sweet; brother-in-law, Boyce Brock; father-in-law, Virgil Crawford.