Delores (Dee) Norris Koontz, age 89 of North Knoxville, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, Mode and Lottie Riffey Mink; husbands, Clarence Norris and Dewey Koontz; son, Moe Norris; grandson, Michael Norris and all of Dee’s siblings. She is survived by her children, Saundra, Allen (Hazel), Darrell (Becky), Edna (Ricky), and David (Karen); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and several step children. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 11th at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City.
Thelma Imogene Chesney Seltzer
Thelma Imogene Chesney Seltzer of Plain View, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at Beverly Park Place after a brief illness on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, after having been blessed to enjoy 97 years of living a truly good and faithful to God life.
She has gone to Heaven to be greeted by her loved ones who entered Heaven’s gates before her. Those being her husband of 43 years, John W. Seltzer, son-in-law James (Jim) Richardson, mother and father, Ella and Edgar Chesney, brothers Edward and Edgar Jr., and sister Helen. She is survived and deeply missed by her devoted daughter, Betty Seltzer Richardson, step-grandson Shian Richardson, step-great-granddaughter Ciara Richardson, sisters Ruth (Gary) Beeler and Marlene Chesney, brothers Kenneth Chesney, Billy (Maureen) Chesney, and James (Carolyn) Chesney, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend and neighbor Bobby Atkins.
Imogene loved gardening, faithfully tending and watching her flowers grow and blossom, creating beauty for so many to enjoy. She was an excellent seamstress and a talented artist. Imogene was a life long member of Clear Branch Baptist Church, served on the Board of Directors of Union County Farm Bureau, was a former Union County Commissioner, and worked with many groups and organizations – too numerous to count. She devoted many years of her life to the betterment of Union County and the Plain View community, where she lived all of her life and loved deeply.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of my beautiful mother, please do a good deed for someone, say a kind word to everyone, plant a flower, and love your neighbor.
Thank you to all of the nurses and employees of Beverly Park Place and Tennova Hospital North, 4th floor, for the loving care they gave my mother.
Friends may visit at their convenience to sign the register book on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City, 2829 Rennoc Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918. Due to Covid-19, there will be no service, and the burial at Greenwood Cemetery will be private. Online condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com.
“The Legend” Larry Woodrow Cox age 75 of Knoxville passed away at home on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Larry served in the United States Army from 1963-1966. Afterwards he joined the Knoxville Police Department and served from 1967-1996 when he was severely injured in an on the job car accident which resulted in him being disabled and unable to return to the job he loved.
Johnny E. Jones, age 81, of Halls formerly of the Gibbs community, passed away peacefully at his home 3:00pm Wednesday, August 5, 2020, surrounded by his family. He attended Graveston Baptist Church and faithfully read his bible daily. He was a 1957 graduate of Gibbs High School. He was the owner of Jones Refrigeration for many years. He was an avid Kentucky Wild Cat Basketball fan. Preceded in death by parents, Luella and Edmond Jones and brother Dr. Edward Branson.
Connie (Smith) Macklin – age 64 of Maynardville, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2020. She was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by parents, Glen and Ina Mae Smith; and mother-in-law, Donna Macklin. Connie is survived by husband, Rick Macklin; siblings and spouses; and many nieces and nephews.
Daniel Lee Baker, born October 24, 1946 in Knoxville, TN, passed away August 1, 2020 in Pigeon Forge, TN. Preceded in death by parents John Baker and Eula Effinore “Effie” Wilson Baker, brothers John Wayne and George Caswell Baker.
Julian Osborne, 18 yrs old, passed away July 30, 2020. She was a 2019 High School Graduate, currently enrolled at Walters State and was ready to take on the world. Julian loved adventure, outdoor activities and being with her friends. She leaves behind the love of her life Derek Norris and furbaby Molly. Her smile was contagious and will be missed beyond measure by family and friends. Celebration of life will be held Friday, August 7, 2020, at 6:30 pm at Faithway Baptist Church, 4402 Crippen Road, Knoxville, TN 37918. Pastor Rick Passmore & Ricky Graves will be officiating.
Georgia (Winona) Lester, age 93 of Knoxville, passed away at 8:07am on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at her home. Member of Walridge Baptist Church. She retired from Home Federal Bank after 40 years as Vice President and Assistant Branch Manager.
Preceded in death by parents Rose and Horace Lester; brothers Philip Lester and Paul Lester; sisters Evelyn (Sis) Lester, Alice Lester, Auba Lee Beeler Curington, Bernice Johnson; sister-in-law Emmerdelle Lester; nieces Barbara Lester Ingram, Patricia Beeler Lewis; and nephew David Johnson.
Aubie Tindell Nelson -age 91, of Knoxville passed away August 4, 2020. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents Walter and Lurena Tindell and husband William Lee Nelson, Jr. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law Dean and Elizabeth Nelson, Tony and Jackie Nelson, Joel and Tammy Nelson; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Wayne Bolinger; grandchildren: Meredith, Christopher, Laura, Carolyn, Leigh, Ty, Kaley, Sarah, and Will; twelve great-grandchildren and special friend Glenda McCloud.