Glen Edwin Hughett-age 77 of Rockford passed away Friday morning, November 26, 2021 at his home. He was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of ALCOA with 35 years of service. He was also a U. S. Army Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Margaret Hughett; brother, Donnie Hughett; nephew, Chris Rouse.
Survivors: wife of 55 years, Helen (Bays) Hughett of Rockford; sister, Helen Rouse and husband, Robert of Alcoa; brothers, Ronnie Hughett, Steve Hughett and Jack Hughett, Several nieces and nephews.
Norma Lou Middleton
Norma Lou Middleton – 76 of Maynardville, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. She was a member of Alder Springs Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is preceded in death by parents, Felix and Martha (Hall) Wynn; siblings, Zelma Wynn, Jess Wynn, Eli Wynn, Thelma Kings, Blant Wynn, Lawrence Wynn and Martin Wynn. Norma is survived by her husband, Smith Middleton; children, Tony Middleton, Michael (Stacy) Middleton and Tom Middleton; grandchildren, Samantha Bowman, Blake Middleton, Maggie Middleton, Amber Shelton and Danyell Middleton; great grandchildren, Addison Bowman and Nikki Shelton; and siblings, Emily Garrett, Burl (Wanda) Wynn, Wesley (Bonnie) Wynn and Amy (Eddie) Thompson.
The family will receive friends 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 11, 2021 in the Trinity Funeral Home Chapel. The service to follow with Reverend Jimmy Davidson officiating. Family and friends will meet at Trinity Funeral Home 9:45 a.m., Friday, November 12, 2021 to go in procession to Lett Cemetery for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service. Trinity Funeral Home, LLC, Maynardville, has the honor to serve the family of Norma Middleton. 865-992-5002 www.trinityfuneralhome.net
Patsy Ann Paul- Age 77, of Luttrell, TN went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Patsy was of the Baptist faith.
Proceeded in death by parents, David and Betty Cooper. Survived by her husband of 52 years, Kenneth Paul; uncle, Leroy Godfrey; special niece, Sabrina Carver and family; sisters in law, Janet, Jean, Glenna and Pat; special caretakers, Diana and Angie; and a host of family and friends.
Carl David (Peanut) Frye-age 70 of Washburn passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital North. He was a member of Central View American Christian Church. Preceded in death by parents, Carl Jack and Nancy Juanita Frye; great-grandchild, Remington Cox; brother-in-law, Clarence Oliver.
Survivors: wife of 45 years, Diane Frye; daughter Melissa Mahan and husband, Clyde; two grandchildren, Cassandra Cox and husband, Justin; Whitney Mahan; two great-grandchildren, Grace Cox and Oaklee Cox. brother, Randy Frye; sister, Brenda Oliver, all of Washburn.
Lonnie Ray “ToeJoe” Collins age 67 of Washburn passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at U. T. Medical Center. He was a member of Blaine’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver for C & W Trailers. He is proceeded in death by parents, Herbert and Zola Collins; son, William “Leon” Collins; several brothers and sisters.
Hazel Marie Ramsey-83 of Blaine passed away Sunday afternoon, November 21, 2021 at U. T. Medical Center. She was a member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church. She was the owner/operator of the E-Z Mart in Blaine for over 20 years. She was a graduate of Rutledge High School. Preceded in death by parents, Jack and Edith Jennings; husband, Dean Ramsey; son, Jock Ramsey; sister, Ethel Evans.
Survivors: daughter, Julie Ramsey of Blaine; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Jennifer Marie Weaver-age 51 of Knoxville passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Parkwest Medical Center after a brief illness. She received her Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee and was employed by the Tennessee Department of Children Services for the past 16 years. She had an infectious laugh and a love for children. She will truly be missed by everyone and always be remembered as a selfless and giving person.
Donald Johnson – age 68 of Washburn, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 18, 2021. He passed peacefully in his home surrounded by those he loved. Donnie was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and was a lover of life. With never anything but a smile, his positivity was infectious. He had a love for travel and fishing. He believed life should never be too serious and he forever told jokes. Donnie cherished every moment spent with his family and he will be missed dearly.
Sallie Jane Ruth-age 92 of Luttrell, born March 10, 1929 passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Cedar Ford Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, J. P. Ruth; parents, Mae and Herbert Wolfenbarger; sister, Juanita (Ray) Kitts, brothers, Charles, Floyd and Raymond Wolfenbarger; special friend, Melba Lawson.
Jewell M. (Cole) Edwards-age 81 of Sharps Chapel passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at Claiborne Medical Center. Jewell was a 1957 graduate of Horace Maynard High School and was the Valedictorian of her class. She worked with her father for many years running the Woodrow Cole Store in Sharps Chapel and was a retired employee of DeBusk Industries, Maynardville. Jewell was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to all. Preceded in death by parents, Woodrow and Hettie (Cox) Cole; son, John Martin Edwards; grandson, James Adam Edwards.
Charlette (Hunter) Rollins-age 63 of Luttrell, born August 1, 1958 passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital of Fort Sanders. Preceded in death by husband, Bill Rollins; parents, William (Ott) and Ida Mae Hunter; brother, Clarence Hunter; grandsons, Daron Coffey and Charlie Atkins.
Josh Shoffner-age 39 of New Tazewell, formerly of Sharps Chapel, born November 3, 1982 passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home. Josh was saved at a young age at home and was a member of Chinquapin Baptist Church. Preceded in death by brother, Jerry Carpenter; sister, Lisa Russell; grandparents, John and Gracie Shoffner, Clarence and Tennie Mabe.
Survivors: wife, Casey Earls; children, Damien, Alex and Christopher Young, Ellie Dula; parents, Bobby and Judy Kay Shoffner; brother, Bobby Joe Shoffner, Jr. a host of other relatives and friends.
Fred Austin Thomas – age 55 of Maynardville, passed away after a short illness November 9, 2021 at North Knox Medical Center. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church. He was a staunch Republican who loved the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren. If you ever needed a laugh, he was always there with a joke and could brighten anyone’s day with his sense of humor. He will truly be missed by everyone and always be remembered as the loving, giving man he was.
Elsie Fern (Needham) Tharp-age 89 of Luttrell gained her Heavenly Wings Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at her home. Fern was Godly woman and now she has her reward. She was a member of Mt. Eager Baptist Church. Fern is preceded in death by her husband, Harley Lloyd Tharp; daughter, Kimberly Tharp; parents, Basil and Mossie (Boles) Needham; brothers, Boyd, Gene, Billy and Duane Needham; sisters, Stellmo McCormick, Jackie, Rita and Betty Needham.
Andy Clayton Holloway-age 61 of Sharps Chapel passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021. He was an Honorably Discharged U. S. Army Veteran. He was Owner/Operator of his own Tree Trimming Service in Kokomo, Indiana. Preceded in death by wife, Marsha Perry Holloway; father, Clifford Holloway; brother, Kennith Holloway.
Survivors: son, Travis Clayton Holloway; mother, Loretta Perry Holloway; brother, Chuck Holloway and wife, Lisa; sisters, Debbie White and Connie Smith; his beloved Bull Terrier dog, Lucy. Several nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.
HELEN RUTH (HOLT) LANE of Andersonville, TN (Formerly of Powell, TN) born March 9th 1937 in Knox County, TN peacefully gained her Angel Wings, Thursday November 4th 2021, age 84, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, surrounded by her loving family, at the home of her daughter. She was of the Christian Faith having professed Christ her Savior at 12 years old. Her favorite verse was John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Alma Paul-age 83 of Maynardville passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at North Knoxville Medical Center. Alma was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and worked at Standard Knitting Mills and Union Knit Wear. She is preceded in death by her husband, J. B. Paul; parents, Jack and Nola Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Arley Tharp; brother, Paul Smith; brother-in-law, Don Hensley; great-nephews, Tucker Inklebarger, Sylas Jay and Creed Richardson.
Anthony Wayne Oaks-age 54 of Luttrell passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 at U. T. Medical Center. He was a member of Home Faith Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, L. G. Oaks.
Survivors: Children, Anthony Wayne Oaks, Jr., Robby Lee Oaks, Hunter Ridge Oaks, Isabella Marie Oaks; four grandchildren. Mother, Loretta Arnold; sisters, Melissa Stevens, Tabitha Wyrick and April Edgar.
Woodrow Dale Cole-age 76 of Maynardville passed away Monday morning, November 1, 2021 at his home. He was saved at an early age and was of the Baptist faith. Dale was a retired employee of the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation. Preceded in death by parents, Clayton and Flossie (Johnson) Cole; wife, Vontella Cole; step-daughter, Barbara Baker; step-son Keith Baker.
Helen June Johnson, age 80 of Union County went to her Heavenly home on October 30, 2021. She was a member of Ailor Dale Baptist Church also a faithful attendant of Oaks Chapel. Helen was a strong faithful woman and served alongside her spouse (Earl) in the ministry doing God’s work for more than 60 years. She loved everyone and always saw the best in everybody. She will be missed by so many. However, her legacy and compassion will continue to be shown through her children, Grand and Great Grandchildren.
Mary Ellen Smith – age 80 of Knoxville, formerly of Maynardville, passed away October 31, 2021, peacefully surrounded by her family. Mary had a great love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her churches, Fairmont and Cross Roads Presbyterian.
Howard Wade Biggs-age 78 of Luttrell passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 29, 2021. Mr. Biggs was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Biggs and Dorothy Ryder. Wife, Dorothy Biggs, brothers, Jim Ryder, Alan Ryder and Rocky Ryder, and sisters, Lisa Biggs and Tammy Biggs.
He is survived by his children Dwayne Biggs (Jennifer), Rebecca Culver (Josh), Missy McGinnis (Terry), grandchildren: Deanna, Ava, Brody, Kaylie, Taylan, Michelle, Cassie, Samantha, and Cheyenne.