Richard Edward Jarnigan, Jr.

Richard “Ricky” Edward Jarnigan Jr. of Mascot, Tennessee, age 33, was freed from the chains of addiction and welcomed into heaven on July 25, 2020. Ricky was born on September 30, 1986 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Jarnigan, his two living sons, John and Jaxon Jarnigan, his loving parents, Gregory (Greg) and Angela (Angie) Atkins, brother Gregory Michael (Mikey) Atkins, sister Shayla (Shay) Kilgore, brother-in-law Kyle Kilgore, and many special friends. Preceded in death by sons Jayden and Jacob Jarnigan, grandmothers June Alexander and Nola (Lib) Atkins, grandfather Gerald Atkins and special great aunt Jewell Faust.

For many, Ricky was known through the eyes of his addiction that he battled most of his life. However, those closest to him were blessed to know his heart. He was a fighter and did just that, every day. He was known for his loyalty to his family and friends, his outgoing personality, the most amazing laugh, and the kindness he showed to each and every person.
Ricky loved being a father more than anything. He spent the last year with his oldest son, making memories that will be treasured. In the words of his oldest son John, “he was the best dad”. He loved sports and was extremely athletic, he loved music and he loved to journal, which he did often.

He often journaled about his family and offers a unique understanding of the true meaning of family. In one of his excerpts Ricky states: “family: the people who will love you no matter what”. And he loved in that same manner, no matter what.
Ricky exemplified how joy and suffering could coexist in this world and reflected a beautiful picture of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who allows joy in the midst of great suffering.
The family is proud of Ricky and the legacy he leaves in his children as well as thankful for the memories and time he shared with us as well as the strength he possessed. A loving father, an understanding son, a loyal brother and the best friend.

The family will receive friends 5-7 on Friday, July 31st at Cooke-Campbell Mortuary in Maynardville, TN with funeral services to follow at 7. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 A. M. Saturday at Cooke-Campbell Mortuary for procession to Sharp Cemetery, Highway 370, Luttrell for graveside services at 11 A.M.
Pallbearers will be: John Jarnigan, Kyle Kilgore, Sam Lively, Randall Williams, Jessie Sellers and Brandon Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Mikey Atkins and Jaxon Jarnigan.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider to donate to the American Cancer Society or to your local rehabilitation facility in Ricky’s memory and to share his story often.
We thank you for your kindness, love and support during one of the most difficult trials. Like Ricky, we will find joy in the suffering. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us”. Romans 8:18. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.


Mary Martha Collins Chance

Mary Martha Chance-age 62 of Knoxville passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at her home. She was a member of Wooddale Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Zola Collins; step-father, Jim Steele; brothers, Donald, Delmar, James and Ronnie Collins; sisters, Della Waldrop, Doris Ford; Dorothy Collins, Dora Williams and Ann Wilson.

Mary E. "Bill" Rouse

Mary Elizabeth (Bill) Rouse-age 83 of Sharps Chapel passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at Willow Ridge Center. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many. Mary was a long time member of the Union County Home Demonstration Club, a member of the former Blazing Star Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a cook at Sharps Chapel Elementary School for several years where she treated all the children as her own and also worked at the Union County Senior Citizens Center.

Roger Kenneth Witt

Roger Kenneth Witt, age 73 of Knoxville passed away on July 31, 2020. A graduate of Fulton High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433, The American Legion Post 0172 (Clinton) and Amvets Post 2 (Oak Ridge). Member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. Retired from CNS Y12 with 40 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents Roger K. Witt Sr. and Virginia Rose Witt.

Sammy Joe Bounds

Sammy Joe Bounds, 70, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, August 1, 2020. Sam was a proud Marine Corp veteran, Vietnam veteran and retired with 23 years devotion to the Corp. Sam also retired from the Knox County District Attorney’s office. He is preceded in death by his father Eugene Bounds, mother Laura Bounds, and brother Bobby Bounds.

Stevie Cassell

Stevie Martin Cassell - age 56 of Knoxville, passed away on August 1, 2020 at UT Medical Center surrounded by his wife and children after a long battle with Vascular Dementia. Steve was born on Dec. 29, 1963 to Fred and Rose (Williams) Cassell. Sadly, Steve lost his mother before his first birthday. God blessed him with another loving mother when his father married Betty. She raised Steve as her own and he loved her dearly. Steve was known for his awesome sense of humor and quick wit, if you spent any time with him you went away happy.

Anthony Hutchison

Anthony Todd Hutchison – age 36 of Maynardville, passed away suddenly July 30, 2020. He was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his father, Todd Hutchison; grandparents, Billy Lee Hutchison and Arthur and Wilma Amos; and aunt, Terri Amos. Anthony is survived by his mother, Kathy (Tim) Shoffner, grandmother, Agnes Hutchison; brothers, Bradley (Kristen) Hutchison and Victor (Kayla) Hutchison; nieces and nephews, Leslee, Graycee, Annzlee, Leeland; and special nephew, Levi.

Lester Carl Coram

Lester Carl Coram-age 93, two months shy of 94 of Knoxville passed away Friday afternoon, July 31, 2020 at his home. He was a member of Emory Valley Baptist Church and a retired employee of Roden Electric with 45 years of service. Born September 27, 1926 the son of the late Houk and Dora Chesney Coram; also preceded in death by brothers, Edgar, Sanders and Arte Coram; sisters, Virginia Cate and Alice McCoy. First wife, Darlene Bailey Coram.

Martha Lois Deyarmond

Martha Lois Deyarmond, 89, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on July 29, 2020 from a long illness.

Mom was a beloved mother, grandmother of eight, and great grandmother of thirteen. She is survived by her children: Allen Toole (Sue), Debbie Karnes (Donny), Jimmy Toole (Terry), and Sandra Huff (Jay).

Mom was preceded in death by her spouse Dallas Deyarmond, daughter Cindy Toole and great granddaughter Ambriel Karnes.

A private family ceremony will be held.

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Mary Ann Tharpe

Mary Ann (Needham) Tharpe died peacefully at her home in Fountain City, a suburb of Knoxville, Tenn., on July 30, 2020. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease eight years ago, but did not suffer. She was able to remain in her home of 60+ years during that time thanks to the loving care of her niece, Robin Delph, Miranda Corum and her daughter LaKaya, and Teresa Kay Collins, who became her full time caregiver and companion four years ago. Teresa and her family adopted Mary Ann as one of their own and included her in their many gatherings.

Glenda Jean (Suffridge) Wilkes

Glenda Jean (Suffridge) Wilkes – age 73 formerly of Maynardville, was called home to be with the Lord on May 15, 2020. Jean was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She was loved and admired by all that knew her. She will be greatly missed for her kind heart and sweet giggles. Jean enjoyed working on a variety of crafts and solving crossword puzzles. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her two grandchildren that knew her as “Nina”.