LaVerne Douglas Helton

LaVerne Douglas Helton, age 59 of Maynardville passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. A member of Shepard of the Hills Baptist Church. She loved her church and teaching the children and being a positive influence in their life. LaVerne enjoyed fishing and camping and loving on her animals and spent much of her time crocheting “gifts” for many ministries and nursing home residents. She is survived by her husband of 39 years Marvin Glenn Helton Sr.; parents William and Yvonne Douglas; children Marvin Glenn Helton Jr. and wife Christy Helton, Joshua Olin Helton; granddaughter Serina Rose Marie Helton; sisters Charmaine Stark (Phil), Iolanda Stark (Tony), Angela Waggoner; brother Billy Douglas (Tanya); nieces and nephews that were very dear to her, Denise, Robert, Will, and Hannah; and a host of cousins and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Shepard of the Hills Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 7:00 PM officiated by Pastor Leland Lyon. Family and friends will gather at 12:45 PM on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Shiloh Cemetery 118 Henderson Rd in Pigeon Forge for a 1:00 PM graveside service. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory should be directed to the family to assist with medical expenses. Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel is honored to serve the Helton family. Condolences may be shared at


Dexter Granville Loveday, Jr.

Dexter Granville Loveday, Jr.-age 78 of Knoxville passed away Sunday morning, March 7, 2021 at Creekview Health and Rehab. He was the son of the late Dexter Granville, Sr. and Velma McInturff Loveday.
Survived by nieces and nephews.
No services are planned and the body will be cremated. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

Tony Lynn Brown

Tony Lynn Brown-age 52 of Maynardville passed away suddenly Sunday morning, March 7, 2021 at his home. He was a member Pennington Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Karen Hensley Brown; daughter, Tonya Brown; parents, Wayne and Bea (Asbury) Brown; sister, Mary Brown; brother, Michael Brown; sister-in-law, Sheila Brown.

Helen (McBee) Cox

Helen Marie (McBee) Cox – age 93 of Maynardville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 6, 2021, peacefully at home with her children by her side. She was saved when she was 16 years old and was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Larry Keith Merritt

Larry Keith Merritt-age 58 of Maynardville passed away Friday afternoon, March 5, 2021 at Dyersburg Hospital, Dyersburg, Tennessee and had been a resident of Reelfoot Manor Nursing Home. He was saved at First Baptist Church of Maynardville. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Johnnie Lou (Heiskell) Merritt.

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.