Linda Mae Johnson

Linda Mae (Russell) Johnson-age 63 of Sharps Chapel, born November 15,1959, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 26,2023 at North Knox Medical Center, surrounded by family. She was a loving mother and nana. She was a member of Sharps Chapel Christian Church.

Linda was previously an EMT for Union County EMS and a volunteer firefighter for Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department. She loved the work she done and helping others. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. A very special thank you to AnnMarie, Amber and Abby at North Knox Medical Center for their exceptional care in her final days.

Preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Francie Russell; sister, Wanda Collinsworth; brothers, Wayne Russell and Arnold Russell.

Survivors: sons, Jeremy Johnson, Dustin (Alicia) Johnson; grandchildren, Devyn (Brandy), McKayla (Trevor Hoskins), Nathan, Jocelyn; great grandchildren, Kolton, Ilah; brothers, Earl (Donna), Carson; sister, Brenda McPhetridge; special sister-in-law, Clydene Russell along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements to be announced at a later date.


Carl Burnette

Carl Burnette-age 85 of Luttrell passed away Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Willow Ridge Center. Carl was a member of Hubbs Grove Baptist Church, Maynardville. He was a loving husband, father and papaw. He was a kind and generous man who never met a stranger. He loved his family, and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. Papaw was his favorite role in life. He loved his community and was always willing to help his neighbors. He enjoyed friends dropping by and sitting out under the shade tree visiting.

Paul Scott Bradley

Paul Scott Bradley-age 64 of Sharps Chapel, formerly of Fort Meyers, Florida passed away Saturday afternoon, June 3, 2023, at UT Medical Center. He was a member of Fellowship Church in Knoxville. Preceded in death by parents, Paul Ronald and Esther Bradley; son, Robert John Brodeur.

Survivors: wife of 22 years, Deborah Bradley; children, Roger Brodeur, Robyn Bean, Scott Brodeur; Matthew Duncan; nine grandchildren; sisters, Jana Simons and husband, Hans, Terri Bradley along with several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Woodrow "Woody" Burkhart

Woodrow Allen “Woody” Burkhart-age 59 of Maynardville passed away Saturday morning, June 3, 2023 at home. He was born February 3, 1964 in Harlan, Kentucky. He was a member of Ailordale Baptist Church. He was a retired over the road truck driver. Preceded in death by mother, Nancy Blevins Burkhart; grandparents, Denvir and Bertha Burkhart, Baxter and Betty Blevins.

Patriccia Gail Capps

Patricia (Patty) Capps-age 54 of Washburn passed away Friday, June 2, 2023 at U. T. Medical Center with her family by her side. She was an employee of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knoxville. Preceded in death by mother, Connie Wallace; sister, Faye Martinez; mother-in-law, Patsy Capps.

She is survived by husband, Tim Capps; father, Paul Wallace; sister, Donna Brown; children, A.J. (Valerie) Bales; Chelsey (Cameron) McGinnis; granddaughters, Leah and Emery Bales. Father-in-law, Dale Capps. Several nieces and nephews along with a host of friends.

Roberta Bruner

Roberta Christine Bruner – age 94 of Maynardville, went to be with her Heavenly Father, June 2, 2023. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Roberta retired from Standard Knitting Mill after 44 years. She will be greatly missed.

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.

Jeffery Allen Farris

Jeffery Allen Farris – age 60 of Andersonville, passed away suddenly at his home on May 29, 2023. He was a member of Hines Creek Missionary Church.

He is preceded in death by parents, Herman Farris and Geneva McNish. Jeffery is survived by wife, Martha Farris; brother, Steven Odel Farris of Knoxville; sister, Carolyn Irene White of Knoxville.

Raymond Lynn Sexton

Sexton, Raymond “Lynn” Sr. “Jamup” – age 80 of Maynardville, TN, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2023. He was a Member of Alder Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

He is proceeded in death by father and mother, Troy and Lucille (Hunley) Sexton. He is survived by wife Patricia Acuff Sexton; sons and daughters-in-law Ray (Tricia), Casey (Sara), Anthony (Melanie) grandchildren Bradey, Brice, Daniel and Sydney; sister Norma Sharp; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks to Michelle Helton (Amedisys Hospice) and Alder Springs Baptist Church.

Danny Ray Flatford

Danny Ray Flatford-age 67 of Maynardville, born March 24, 1956 passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023 at his home. He was of the Baptist Faith. Preceded in death by daughter, Kami Flatford, parents, Wilma and Clarence Flatford; sister, Patricia Flatford along with several aunts and uncles.

Dorena Clay Nicley

Dorena Clay Nicley-age 86 of Washburn passed away peacefully Saturday, May 27, 2023 at her home. She was a member of Mt. Eager Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Annie Clay; husband, Hubert Nicley; daughters, Kaye Nicley and Janice Nicley. Several brothers and sisters.

Everett Miller

Everett Miller-age 86 of Monroe, Michigan made his final journey home peacefully the morning of Friday, May 26, 2023 with the window open, the sun shining, and birds singing. He was born in Sharps Chapel Tennessee in a one room, dirt floor home. In his mid-teens he relocated to Monroe, Michigan where he graduated from Monroe High School and then went on to complete a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1961, and then his master’s degree from Eastern University in 1972.

Jeffery Lynn Hoskins

Jeffery Lynn Hoskins-age 57 of Maynardville passed away Thursday, May 18, 2023 at North Knoxville Medical Center. Jeff was a painter and loved his work; also, he enjoyed shooting pool. He was an outside guy and loved his two dogs, oby and Sissy. Preceded in death by his parents, Gene and June Hoskins.

Survivors: Girlfriend of 20 years, Rhonda Hulett; brothers, Robert Hoskins, Gary Hoskins, Mark Hoskins and Joe Maples. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Dalton James Burton

Dalton James Burton-age 17 of Mooresburg passed away Friday, April 14, 2023, at his home. He was a baptized and a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Corryton, Tennessee. Preceded in death by grandmother, Sandra McCroskey and husband, Darrell Banks; grandfather, David McCroskey; great-grandmother, Wilma Carolyn Murrell; grandfather, Charles Burton; grandmother, Tilda Burton; aunt, Sasha McCroskey.

Kenneth Doyle Brown

Kenneth Doyle Brown, age 73, went to join his Heavenly Father on May 21, 2023. He was born and raised in Luttrell, TN. He served his country as a Sergeant E5 in the Army during the Vietnam War. After an honorable discharge, he worked at Ready Mix Concrete. He later owned and operated Ken Brown Excavating. He retired in 2018, and his son took over the business. He is preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Dyer; sister, Mary Dyer; best friends, Kenneth Williams and Jay Atkins.

Swan Junior Evans

Swan Junior Evans-age 86 of Maynardville went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 22, 2023 at his home. Swan faithfully attended Alder Springs Baptist Church for many years. He retired from Roddy Manufacturing Company in 1996 and then went to work with Cooke Mortuary until 2016. Swan loved his cows and riding around in his tractor and his dog “Little Girl”. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Louella Loy Evans; parents, Woodrow and Vennie Evans; brother, Willie Evans.

Mabel Lois Guignard

Mabel Lois Guignard, age 94 of Maynardville, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 20, 2023. She was member of Halls Christian Church. Mabel is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Elise Schaumburg, husband Carl Guignard, siblings; Phillip Schaumburg, Charlotte Guignard, and Herburt Schaumburg. She is survived by her daughters Lois Bruner and Joan Proffitt, stepchildren; Norma Allen, Don Guignard, Charles Guignard, and Carol Simmons, grandchildren; Timothy Bruner, Robert Bruner, Jessica Proffitt, and many great grandchildren and close family and friends.

Wanda Sue Shoffner

Wanda Sue Shoffner-age 76 of Sharps Chapel went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, May 21, 2023, at her home. She professed faith in Christ at an early age. Preceded in death by parents, Sammie Dan and Mary Edna (Russell) Shoffner; brother, Harvey Otis Shoffner.

Sharon Booker Voigt

Sharon Marlene Voigt (née Booker) of Fort Mill, SC, passed away on April 23, 2023 in Charlotte, NC after a long battle with ALS. Sharon was born on June 17, 1948 in Knoxville, TN. Sharon was remembered for her kind heart, infectious laughter, and unwavering love. She loved spending time with her grandchildren Alexander and Andrew, who were the light of her life.

Willie Eugene Lawson

Willie Eugene Lawson-age 77 of Maynardville passed away Friday, May 19, 2023 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and served in Germany in 1966 during the Viet Nam War. He was of the Baptist faith and professed faith in Christ at an early age. Preceded in death by mother and step-father, Imogene and James Hayes; father, Willie Junior Lawson; grandmother, Ruth (Clyde) Lawson; son, Donald Eugene Lawson; brothers, Jimmy, Charlie and Darrell Hayes.

Georgia Lorena Dyer

Georgia Lorena (Davis) Dyer of Maynardville, our beloved mom, mamaw, mam departed this life on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at the age of 93. She was a member of Warwick’s Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Conley Dyer; parents, Sam and Sarah “Sally” Davis and 10 siblings.

Survivors: son, Virgil Dyer (Pat Tharpe); daughter, Pat Dyer; grandsons, Mike (Linda) Dyer, Tim (Crystal) Dyer; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Koby, Katy, Krissy, Lane, Jace; special friends, Jerry and Candy Halford.

Proverbs 31:28, Her children arise up, and call her blessed.

Billy W. Russell

Billy Wayne Russell-age 55 of Sharps Chapel, born April 17, 1968 passed away suddenly and peacefully Thursday, May 11, 2023 at his home. He professed faith in Christ and was baptized at an early age. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Jennie Russell, Rev. Charlie and Hattie Leach, father, James Edward Russell.

Jeannie Cox

Angela (Jeannie) Cox, age 55 of Maynardville, went home to be with Lord on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Jeannie was a small business owner in Maynardville for several years before retiring. Rustic-re-Do was a business she started from her garage and grew into its very own store front in Maynardville. Jeannie would transform old worn-out furniture into beautiful household show pieces. Her gift of working with furniture and ability to make relations with so many people allowed her to be an extremely successful business owner and staple in our community.

Larry Allen Sheckles

Larry Allen Sheckles-age 70 of Harrogate passed away suddenly Monday evening, May 8, 2023, at Claiborne Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a former employee of Morgan’s Furniture Store, Middlesboro.
Preceded in death by wife, Rosemary Sheckles; parents, William and Beulah (Partin) Sheckles; three brothers; one sister.

Karin M. Wilburn

Karin M. Wilburn-age 63 of Maynardville, Tennessee passed away Monday, May 5, 2023, after a long battle with cancer at her home. She was born in Salzburg, Austria and resided in the United States for the past 24 years. She was an avid follower and participant in Tai Chi. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Josefine Hinteregger.

Reaford Mills

Reaford Henry Mills – age 79 of Knoxville formerly of Maynardville, passed away going to his eternal home. He was a Deacon for 48 years at Community Baptist Church in Maynardville.

He is preceded in death by mother and father, Thomas and Etha Mills; sisters, Margaret Boles, Carolyn Jones and Alma Hutchison; brothers, Alvin and Benny Mills. Reaford leaves behind his wife, Eula Mills; sons, Marty Mills and Kevin (Jennifer) Mills; and grandchildren, Jay, Jeffrey, Gabriel, River and Zoey.