Rev. Clarence P. Byrd
Funeral services for Reverend Clarence Paul Byrd, age 79 of Manchester and formerly of Maryville, will be conducted on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 100 S. Rankin Road, Alcoa, Tennessee with Dr. Steve Hodges and Reverend Greg Williams officiating. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma, TN with Reverend Jake Dorak officiating. Reverend Byrd passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Clarence was born on April 21, 1940 in Pioneer, TN to the late Henry and Minnie Lou Byrd. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was the Founder and Pastor of Graceway Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, MI for 13 years and the Pastor of Zion Chapel Baptist Church in Louisville, TN for 20 years. Clarence held a bachelor’s degree from Faith Evangelistic Theological Seminary. He strived to have a heart like Christ. He was a licensed funeral director in the State of Tennessee and was the former owner of Byrd’s Mortuary in Maynardville, TN. Mr. Byrd was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family was his ultimate accomplishment and he loved nothing more than to show them off. Clarence had a heart of gold and was always known for his willingness to give anything he had to anyone in need.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Hollis Byrd. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Linda Jane Byrd; daughter, Sherree’ Bowen and husband John “JB”; grandson, Bryan McAdams and wife Kaitlyn; granddaughter, Kayla Rose and husband Michael; granddaughters, Brylyn and Madison McAdams; brother, Glenn Byrd and wife Barb; sisters, Henrietta Sharp, Sandra Varner; sister-in-law, Mary Byrd; several nieces, nephews, many special friends and family.
Shelma Jean Dunn, age 83 of Knoxville, passed away at her home on September 15, 2020. She was a member of Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by parents, Clayton and Nellie Loope; sister, Mary Ruth Loope; brothers, Junior, Earl, Winfred, and Don Loope.
Debbie Wolfenbarger, age 62 of Powell, passed away September 16, 2020. Preceded in death by parents Nellie Rose and Willie Clark Arnold, sister Judith Johnson, brother Gary Arnold. Survived by husband Kenneth Lloyd Wolfenbarger Jr., brothers Greg (Joann) Arnold and Spencer Arnold, brother-in-law David Johnson, sister-in-law Kathy (Kirt) Senft; nephews Tyler Arnold, Brandon Seeber, Tim Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Robby Arnold, Scott Arnold, nieces Brittany Arnold Lett, Lexie Arnold, Ceati Seeber, and several great-nephews and nieces and other family members and acquaintances.
Edward Clayton Shipley “Ed” age 78 of Mascot passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020. Ed was a prominent business man and friend to many. He operated Ed Shipley Guttering for over 40 years. A member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Preceded in death by his parents Eston and Mildred Shipley; siblings Myra Ann Shipley, Jackie Ray Shipley, Barbara Ruth Cartwright, Melba Jean Ferguson.
Ola Mae Wilkerson, age 88 of Halls Crossroads, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Tennova North Medical Center. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents Oliff and Maggie Wilkerson, siblings Elizabeth, Sophie, Mildred, Teresa, Cecil, Holbert, Carl, and Bob Wilkerson, Geraldine Hansard, and Annabelle Lyons. Survived by son Terry (Angie) Wilkerson, siblings Helen Monroe, Ruth Martin, Pearl Wilkerson, Clifford (Charlotte) Wilkerson, and several nieces and nephews.