Ted Todd, Sr.-age 79 of Maynardville passed away peacefully at his home while surrounded by family and loved ones Sunday, November 10, 2019. He was born May 30, 1940 to the late Marshall Todd and Geneva Todd Swindle. He was a member of Grace Full Gospel Baptist Church, Corryton where he served as a Deacon. Ted was also a member of Waverly Lodge No. 615, Martinsville, Indiana where he joined in 1962 and always remained a member in good standing with Indiana Freemasonry.
Melba Jennilee Brewer Kitts
Melba Jennilee Brewer Kitts-age 86 of Knoxville went home to join her family circle unbroken. The angels set her spirit free peacefully Tuesday evening, October 15, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. She was a member of Dante Church of God. She loved to sing and spread the word of God. Devoted caretaker to many family and friends. Her legacy will continue through her children and those she influenced by interaction of her faith in Jesus Christ. At last she is Home where there is: “Peace in The Valley”. Preceded in death by husband of 54 years, Don Francis Kitts; mother, Reecy Elizabeth Lyons; father, Rev. Milburn Conrad brewer, Sr.; sisters, Leita Rose Kitts, Drucilla Beeler, Mittie Lucille Cline, Priscilla Clodell Hunley, Georgella Brewer, Samatha Moore and Bernice Brewer; brothers, Pleasant McClain Brewer, Rev. Mathew Ollen Brewer, James Franklin Brewer, Zolas Hiram Brewer, Milburn Conrad Brewer, Jr.
Survived by daughter, Janice Kitts; sons, Donnilee Kitts; James O. Kitts and wife, Sandra; Robert Sterling Kitts; David Glenn Kitts and wife, Debra. Six grandchildren, Brandon Kitts, Jimmy Dean Kitts, Randy Bates, Kala Kitts, Adriana Bates, Daniel Kitts. Four great-grandchildren, Aariana Mayes, Tanner Kitts, Nora Bates, Everly Bates. Sister, Beatrice Sellers. Special friends who are like children, Kip and Kathy Fowler. Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends 5-8 P.M. Thursday, October 17, 2019 with a celebration to Heaven following at 8 P.M. Thursday, Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Kenneth Carpenter officiating with music by Con Hunley. Interment 1 P.M. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Oakland Cemetery, Maynardville. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 12 Noon to travel in the funeral procession. Pallbearers: Sons: James, Robert and David Kitts; Grandsons: Brandon Kitts, Jimmy Dean Kitts and Randy Bates. Honorary Pallbearer: Daniel Kitts. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
Randy Leo Relford-age 61 of Sharps Chapel passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was born February 3, 1958, one of fifteen children of the late Clifton and Ima (Wright) Relford. He was also preceded in death by half-brother, Clarence Evans; brothers, Bill Wright, Terry, Gary and Darrell Relford; sisters, Phyllis Thompson, Mary Ann and Darlene Relford.
Margaret “Maggie” Vera Parker, age 12 weeks, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. She was the 1,274th ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) patient and she fought for weeks to stay on earth with her family while waiting for a heart transplant. She will be deeply missed by her family who treasures what time they had with Maggie. Preceded in death by grandfather Dan Parker.
Jerry Lynn Simmons Sr., age 83, was called home by his Lord and Savior on November 5, 2019. He worked over 40 years in construction and land surveying. He was a man of integrity and deeply loved his wife of 61 years. They were inseparable and an inspiration to all who knew them. He traveled all over the country and shared life’s adventures on the farm and lake house. Jerry was a wonderful man with a sweet spirit, and he was an amazing daddy, pops, and papaw.
Roy Vaughn Graves, Jr. – 68 of Maynardville, went to his eternal home, November 4, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. He was a member of Hansard Chapel Methodist Church. His new life has begun, a life that will never know sickness, disease, sorrow or loss again. He is finally healed and made whole. Vaughn was so grateful for all his family and friends that were so supportive of him through the good and the hard times. He was owner and manager of Union Parts and Equipment in Maynardville for over 30 years, but his true legacy is his family, who he loved deeply.
Susie L. Haynes- age 84 of Luttrell gained her wings Monday morning, November 4, 2019 at her home. She was a devoted Christian. Preceded in death by husband, Bobby R. Haynes.
She leaves behind daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and James Hensley of Maynardville; grandsons, Stephen Hensley of Luttrell; Dustin Hensley of Maynardville; three great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren. Brother, Clyde and June Mallicoat; special friends, Stephanie and Polly. Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Wanda Browning Lett, age 87, passed away Sunday November 3, 2019. She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Preceded in death by husband of 42 years James Edsel Lett, parents Vaughn and Gladys Browning, sisters Helen Wright Reasor and Jewell Flenniken. Survivors include sons Greg Lett and Jeff (Robin) Lett, daughter Jennifer Lett, brothers Ronald V.