Swan Junior Evans

Swan Junior Evans-age 86 of Maynardville went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 22, 2023 at his home. Swan faithfully attended Alder Springs Baptist Church for many years. He retired from Roddy Manufacturing Company in 1996 and then went to work with Cooke Mortuary until 2016. Swan loved his cows and riding around in his tractor and his dog “Little Girl”. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Louella Loy Evans; parents, Woodrow and Vennie Evans; brother, Willie Evans.

Survived by daughter, Sonia Hill and son-in-law, Kendall Hill; beloved granddaughter, Izzy Hill. Brother, Bobby (Charlene) Evans; sister-in-law, Darlene Evans, Sue Breeding; brother-in-law, Wayne (Billy) Loy. Numerous nieces and nephews along with a host of friends. Swan will be sadly missed by his daughter who cared for him for many years. Special thanks to his caregivers, Barb and Alice and Amedisys Hospice. Special thank you to Preacher Jimmy.

Friends may pay their condolences and sign the register book 9 am till 5 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Cooke-Campbell Mortuary. Graveside service and interment 11 am Thursday, Evans Family Cemetery, Maynardville, Rev. Jimmy Davidson officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 am Thursday to go with the funeral procession. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union County Humane Society or Paulette Volunteer Fire Department. Pallbearers: Billy Breeding, Keith Norris, Jason Malone, Bryson Reed, Dwight Brantley, Steve Coppock, Greg Garren, Benny Henson. Honorary Pallbearers: Ray Malone, Bill Malone, Roy Beeler and Erby Boles. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

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Eloise B. Dyer

Eloise Bates Dyer-age 79 of Powder Springs passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at North Knoxville Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Glen E. Dyer; granddaughter, Kelley Dyer Mink; father, Virgil (Blackie) Bates; mother, Annie Wolfenbarger Bates; brother, Billy Joe Bates; sister, Helen Atkins.

Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell (Christie) Dyer; Dwight (Jeannie) Dyer; sister, Brenda Atkins; special friend, Blanche Thomas. Several other relatives and a host of friends.

Luna Sharp

Luna Sharp-age 78 of Maynardville, formerly of Sharps Chapel passed away Monday, July 8, 2024, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents, Pascal (Big Eye) Sharp and Alma (Sowder) Sharp; brothers, Ralph Sharp, James Claudie Sharp, Monteray Sharp; sisters, Bessie Jane Johnson, Dottie Williams, Hilda Braden, Lorene Collins; nephew, Mike Sharp.

Gary Chandler

Gary D. Chandler, 63 of Plainview, formerly of Luttrell, passed away suddenly early Friday morning. He was a member of Cedar Ford Baptist Church in Luttrell. Growing up with a single mother, him and his sister, Marsha, grew up “poor” by today’s standards. His mom and his other family members made sure he had a great childhood. Gary was proud to be from the “old” Luttrell, and often referred it being similar to Mayberry from his favorite TV show, “The Andy Griffith Show”. He was a teacher in the Union County School System for 41 years.

Wilbert Paul Finley

Wilbert Paul Finley – age 78 of Andersonville, passed away Thursday, June 27th 2024 at his home. Wilbert was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was born in Sevierville, Tennessee and was the son of the late Grady Willie and Josie Stella Mae (McGill) Finley. Preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Finley; sons, DeWayne Finley, Michael Finley; sisters, Mildred Finley, Shirley Finley, Oma Finley, Jean Finley; brother, J.T. Finley.

Cathy M. Williams

Cathy M. Williams-age 66 of Maynardville, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Willow Ridge Center, where she had been a resident for 10 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry Elmer Schuiten and Ina Ruth (Robinson) Schuiten.

She is survived by her niece, Tabitha Tapp and the many friends she made at Willow Ridge.

No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

Ritchie Maxwell Rose

Ritchie M. Rose-age 68 of Corryton went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at his home. He was a member of Dutch Valley Baptist Church. He loved singing and playing music. He was a part of The Washam Family gospel music group for many years. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Rose; parents, Jack and Arlene (Washam) Rose; sister, Tesha Rose.

Kenneth Wayne Mayes

Kenneth Wayne Mayes-age 63 of New Tazewell passed away suddenly Monday, June 24, 2024. He was of the Holliness faith and a member of The Church of the First Born, Middlesboro, Kentucky. Preceded in death by his wife, Linda Mayes; daughter, Samantha Mayes; parents, Ralph and Josephine (Brooks) Mayes; sister, Kathy Williams; brother, Curtis Mayes and other family members.

Casandra D. Fritts (Jones)

Casandra D. Fritts (Jones) – age 28 and unborn son Jonathon Chad of Luttrell, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 21, 2024. She was a member of Circle Assembly of God. Casandra was a beautiful girl loved by everyone and will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Rev. Louis Fritts, Madge Wallace, Amos and Lucille Massengile, Ruth Tracy, Mike Evans.

Dorothy Jean (Shoffner) Wyrick

Dorothy Jean (Shoffner) Wyrick – age 93 of Luttrell, went to be with the Lord Friday evening, June 21, 2024 at her home. She was a lifetime member of New Friendship Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Theodore C. Wyrick; parents, David L. and Linda Shoffner; sister, Betty Turner Wright; brothers, L.D. Shoffner, Gerald Shoffner.

Loretta Faye (Oaks) Sherrod

Loretta Faye (Oaks) Sherrod – age 76 of Maynardville, passed away Friday, June 21, 2024 in the presence of loved ones. She was a longtime professing believer and follower of The Lord Jesus Christ. Born July 7, 1947 to Claude “Chili” Oaks and Nancy Effler Oaks, Loretta was a beloved daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many.

Timothy DeWayne Beeler

Timothy DeWayne Beeler-age 40 of Minot, North Dakota passed away Saturday, June 15, 2024, at his home. T Bo enjoyed fishing and also loved the outdoors. He was a fun and loving person. Preceded in death by his parents, Timonthy and Kathy Beeler; grandparents, Joann and Burt Beeler.

Survived by his children, Cameron Beeler, Kristin Beeler, Landon Lineham; siblings, Dennie Beeler, Jason Beeler, Burt Beeler, Doris Tharp, Scotty McPherson, Derick Beeler; many other family and friends.