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


Fred Carl King

Fred Carl King, age 90, passed away February 21, 2018 at Westmoreland Nursing Home and Rehab Center. Preceded in death by father Taylor King, mother Lona Brown King, son Stephen King, brother Eugene King, and sister Evelyn Whaley. Survivors include sister Pauline McManus, daughter Connie Jackson, sons Fredrick King (Chrissy), David King (Penny), grandchildren Kirsten King, Tyler King, Amber Welch, Todd King, and Gregory Jackson (Renee), several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Estelle Loy

Estelle Ella Edmondson Loy of Maynardville, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 104.

A native of Union County, Estelle was born in the Nave Hill community on January 8, 1914. She was a retired school teacher and received her teaching certification from Lincoln Memorial University. Estelle educated generations of families in the county, having taught first through eighth grades in a one-room schoolhouse in the Nave Hill and Hubbs Grove schools. She ended her 30 year-career at Maynardville Elementary School.

James (Frank) Edwards

James (Frank) Edwards, age 80, went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 22nd after a long illness. He enjoyed time with his family, especially his grandchildren and playing his guitar. He was a member and deacon of Bryams Fork Baptist Church.

Irene (Walker) Nelson

Irene (Walker) Nelson - age 83 of Halls passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, mamaw, aunt, and friend. She is now rejoicing in heaven alongside of her husband Arvel Marion Nelson, daughter Martha Nelson, grandson Jason Nelson, parents Andy and Cora Walker, brothers Glen Walker, Houlk Walker, Perry Walker, sisters Virgie Gabriel, Cecila Brantley, and Ethel Dennis. Her legacy lives on through her loving and devoted family: daughter Judy (David) Walton, sons Tommy (Marlene) Nelson and Jeff Nelson.

Scott Sparks

Scott Sparks, age 51, of Knoxville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 19th, 2018. Scott earned his bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina, his masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was a teacher at Karns High School. He was a former College Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, former Pastor at White Stone Church, and founding Pastor of The Grove Church. Scott's passion was leading people to Christ and walking along side them in their faith journey.

John Sterling Inklebarger

John Sterling Inklebarger, age 82, of Corryton, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was a member of Graveston Baptist Church. He owned his own trucking company hauling building materials until a tragic accident in 1973 that left him disabled. He loved traveling with family and spending time with his friends whittling and trading knives. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Frank Humphrey

Frank Humphrey, age 81, of Knoxville, TN, gained his angel wings on Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was preceded in death by: Wife: Ann Humphrey Father: Frank T. Humphrey Mother: Ella Hammock Brothers: Eddie, John and Larry Humphrey Sister: Francis Adams Son in Law: Bob Greene Survived by: Daughter: Vickie Greene, Son: Frank “Scott” and Rhonda Humphrey Granddaughter: Tiffany and Dale Coward Great Grandchildren: Dalacie and Kyle Coward Brother: Gary Humphrey, Sisters: Brenda Owen and Linda Brooks. Special Sister in Law: Judy Ogle, Special nephew and Niece: Joseph and Alexis Stafford.

Irene Wyrick Sherritze

Flossie Irene “Nanny” Sherritze-age 90 of Maynardville, born December 3, 1927 went to be with her Lord Sunday morning, February 18, 2018 at home. She was devoted to her family and her church. She was a member of Hines Creek Baptist Church in which she was instrumental in getting organized in the early 1950’s. Preceded in death by parents, Edgebert and Lucy Wyrick; husband, Charles “Rattler” Sherritze; daughter, Norma Faye Sherritze; brothers, Ralph, John, Fate, Jim, Ceba, Swann, J. Will and Earl Wyrick.

Austin Logan Knight

Austin Logan Knight, age 18 of Knoxville passed away February 17, 2018. He was in the class of 2018 at Halls High School, where he wrestled for 1 year and played football for 1 year, and had completed all of his requirements to graduate and started college at Roane State to become an EMT. He was a member of Lonsdale United Methodist Church. Austin loved to fish and hunt and was a member of the Children of the American Revolution.

Jackie Ray Campbell

Jackie Ray Campbell-age 70 of New Tazewell passed away Friday afternoon, February 16, 2019 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a member of Chittums Chapel Baptist Church and was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors: sisters: Margie Stansberry and Nancy Harvey, both of New Tazewell.

Private memorial service will be held at a later date. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.