Paul Edwin Byerley

Paul Edwin Byerley, 86, passed away in Maynardville on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Paul grew up on a retail dairy farm, run by his parents and grandparents, on Little Valley Road in Blaine, Grainger County. He was a member of Mouth of Richland Baptist Church. After graduating from Rutledge High School, he earned a B.S. and M.S. in agricultural education from UT, then came to Union County where he worked 44 years as teacher, FFA adviser and administrator at Horace Maynard High School. Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Bridges Byerley, father William Thomas Byerley, mother, Mary Ruth Hamilton Byerley, and brothers-in-law Franklin Bridges, Gerald and Carl Jerome Woods. He is survived by: wife, Wanda Cox Byerley; brother, Bill J. Byerley and Linda Denton; daughters and their families: Lisa and Jeff Gary, Holly Anne Gary and Paul E. Gary; Lori and James Rose, Sarah Rose and Nikki Lemons; Paula and Donnie Holman, Grant and Rachel Holman and Estie Caroline Holman. Stepsons and wives: Everett Lynn and Ivy Cox and Gregory Allen and Shirley Cox, and their children: Angela, Anna, Adam, Laura, Melissa and Jesse. Pallbearers: David Coppock, Wayne Ellison, John Fugate, John Henderson, Rick Keck, Robert Loy, Steve Massengill and Charles Tolliver. Honorary pallbearers: Linda Baxter, Dwain Burke, Carlos Carter, Mike Hale, Phillip Johnson, Norman Mitchell and John Todd, Horace Maynard FFA members and officers and all Paul’s UT student teachers. The family thanks Dr. Chinta, staffs of UT Hospice and Willow Ridge. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Horace Maynard Chapter FFA. Checks may be mailed to Union County High School, 150 Main Street, Maynardville, Tennessee 37807; designate FFA on the memo line. The family will receive friends from 3-7p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Officiating the service will be Brother Eddie Thompson with a reading by Jimmy Woods. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Maynardville for an 11 a.m graveside service. Please leave online condolences for the Byerley family at


Brenda Ann Hall

Brenda Ann Hall-age 59 of Maynardville passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 20. 2018 at North Knoxville Medical Center after a brief battle with ovarian cancer. She worked and served faithfully as an LPN at Willow Ridge Center for the past 8 years and was beloved by both her patients and co-workers alike. Brenda was preceded in death by father, Gerald W. Hall; nephew, Stefan Hall.

Harold D. Dotson

Harold D. Dotson-age 83 of Maynardville passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Willow Ridge Center. He was a member of New Fellowship Church. Harold retired from the U. S. Navy with 20 years of service and was a Vietnam Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Frank E. and Ada Francis Dotson; son, Frank E. Dotson, II; all of Harold’s brothers and sisters preceded him in death; James Dotson, Herman Dotson, George Dotson, Bobby Lee Dotson, Fae L. Simpson, Gayenell Stanley and Ines Bevins.

George Taylor Brooks

George Taylor Brooks, age 90, of Thorngrove, passed away on June 20, 2018 at Oakwood Senior Living in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Bridges Brooks, parents Joe “Frosty” and Hattie Hickman Brooks, sister Ida Huffaker, and brother John Elmer “Toad” Brooks. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Cathy Jo and Jim Norris of Thorngrove. Special friends include Bob Petty, Donnie Crawford, Glyn Underwood and his little buddy Grayson Huffaker. He leaves to cherish his memory a large extended family of sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Rev. Earl Ray Johnson

Reverend Earl Johnson – age 82 of Union County, went to his Heavenly home on June 19, 2018. He was a member of Ailor Dale Baptist Church and former pastor of several churches. Earl was a dedicated man of God with the strongest faith. He was always caring and giving to everyone, always putting others needs before his own. He will be sadly missed by all that were lucky enough to know him.

Edna Mae (Beeler) Shoffner

Edna Mae (Beeler) Shoffner, Age 97 of Sharps Chapel was born on November 23, 1920 and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church.
Edna is preceded in death by her loving Husband Charlie Shoffner. Daughter: Wanda Brown, Son: Tom Shoffner and Grand-Daughter Gabrielle Shoffner. Parents: Mack and Lennie Beeler. Brothers: Tommy, Otis, and Clarence Beeler. Sisters: Mert, Lelia, and Georgia.

Teresa Ann Greer

Teresa Ann Greer, age 44, of Maryville, TN passed away peacefully on June 16, 2018. Preceded in death by mother Judith Ann Greer. Survived by children, Courtney Ann Thomas and fiancé Brandon Yeaman, Justin Joe Bradburn, and Madison Ann Bradburn; father Bobby Joe and wife Deborah; grandchildren John Mason and Eli Blane.

James Paul Myers, Jr.

James Paul Myers, Jr. age 70 of Knoxville, passed away June 15, 2018. James was a Vietnam veteran. He was of the Baptist faith and pastored many churches in his life. Preceded in death by wife Janet Myers; parents James P. Myers, Sr. and Juanita Myers; sister Helen Wrinkle. Survived by sons Jay Lloyd Myers and Stephen Myers; very special brother David Myers; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Wednesday June 20, 2018 at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel with service to follow, Rev. Clyde Lakin and Eddie Myers officiating.

Anna Mae Shelby Davis

Anna Mae Shelby Davis-age 78 of New Tazewell passed away Friday morning, June 15, 2018 at U. T. Medical Center following a long illness. She was a member of Raccoon Valley Baptist Church. Preceded in death by daughter, Kathy Ann Davis; parents, Jim and Louella Shelby; brothers, Willis Shelby, Troy Milton Shelby; sisters, Grace Shoffner and Viola Shelby.

Gary Lynn Anderson, Sr.

Gary Lynn Anderson, Sr.-age 72 of Luttrell passed away Thursday morning, June 14, 2018 at U. T. Medical Center. He was preceded in death by parents, Rev. Frank J. and Mildred (Hundley) Anderson; brothers, Robert (Bob) Anderson, Paul Anderson; sister, Cheryl Tyson; grandson, James Thompson; great-grandson, Skyler McClure.

Betty Jane Patterson

Betty Jane Patterson-age 91 of Maynardville passed away Sunday morning, June 10, 2018 at Beverly Park Place, Knoxville. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sevierville. She also enjoyed square dancing and was a member of Good Times Square Dance Club. Preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Patterson, Sr. in 1998; three sisters, Dorothy, Jean and Alla.