Maggie Dykes – age 93 of Sharps Chapel, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Voyd C. Keck
Voyd C. Keck, age 90 of Halls, formerly of Union Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, April 4, 2021. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Halls. Graduated class of 1950, Horace Maynard High School. Retired from University of Tennessee Physical Plant as General Supt. of structural maintenance. He was a 49-year member of Masters Lodge #244 F. & A.M. K.C.C.H. Scottish Rite of Knoxville, Areme Chapter #466 O.E.S.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He and his wife Joyce were married over 67 years. He enjoyed his Eastern Star buddies getting together to make hot tamales. His title was Chief Cook and Bottle Washer. He loved to travel, camp, and spend time with the people he loved, especially with Joyce, Terry and Patti to Alaska and Hawaii.
Preceded in death by parents, Austin and Grace Keck of Maynardville.
He leaves behind his wife Joyce, son Terry (Patti) Keck, grandson Stephen Keck, step-grandchildren; Steven (Danielle) Davis and Chad Davis, brothers; Edsel (Ruby, deceased) Keck, J.M. Keck and Ruby Jean, 3 great-grandchildren, and a host of good friends.
A special thanks to our girls from Senior Helpers and Amedisys Hospice who have been wonderful during this time.
Guests may call at their convenience from 11:00-4:00 PM Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, with a Masonic Service by Master Lodge at 6:00 PM, funeral service to follow, Rev. Dennie Humphreys and Rev. Mark Kilbourne officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:00 AM at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for a 12:00 PM interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com.
Mitchell Steven Beason-age 68 of Luttrell passed away Friday morning, April 2, 2021 at his home. He was a Christian and had a great love of dogs, cats and all animals. Preceded in death by parents, Mitchell Lee and Martha (Woods) Beason; siblings, Lucille Ford, Gene Beason, Agnes Dyer, Bernice Vaught, Mary Beeler along with several nieces, nephews and other family members.
Arlene “Leigh” McFarren-age 63 of Corryton passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at her home. She was a member of Mountain View Church of God of the Union Assembly, Luttrell. She was an employee of Knox County Sheriff’s Office for the past six years, formerly with T.V.A.
She was a loving wife, mother and nana. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Sophie Holly and Grandma Betty who raised her.
Rev. Clarence E. Bull-age 92 of Maynardville passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his home. Preceded in death by parents, Silas A. and Murlie Burke Bull; brothers, Lloyd Bull, Junior Bull; sisters, Billie Bruner, Edith Pratt and infant sister, Sue Ann Bull; great-grandson, Brayden William Frye; father and mother-in-law, Rev. Fate and Etta Oaks; brother-in-law, L. G. Oaks.
Larry Eugene Norris – age 76 of Andersonville, born June 10, 1944 passed away at U. T. Hospital at 3:30 a.m., March 26, 2021. He was saved at age 12 at Snoddley Baptist Church and joined Macedonia Baptist at age 14.
He is preceded in death by father, Tommy Norris; brother, David Norris; and grandson, Adam Norris. Larry is survived by wife, Dora Johnson Norris; son, Roger Norris; mother, Mable Norris; aunt, Ruby McBee Hutchison; brother-in-law, Gary Johnson; cousin, Yvonne Foust; special friends, Ricky Hutchison and Betty Waggoner; and pets, Oscar and Lily.
Angela Renee Ballard-age 40 of Rutledge went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at U. T. Medical Center. Preceded in death by sister, Christina Lee; nephew, Skylar; father, Richard Ballard, Sr.; grandfather, Bud Givens; grandmother, Naomi Ballard.
Survivors: son, Jayden Reed; mother, Jama Gibson; grandmother, Polly Givens; brother, Richard Ballard; nephews, Christopher, Trey and Terry; great-niece, Neveah. Special friend, Tony Winstead.
Charles Ray Hinds-age 63 of Maynardville passed away Monday morning, March 22, 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a member of Luttrell Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Clovis and Lillian (Savage) Hinds; brothers, Jerry Hinds and Rommie Hinds; grandson, Bentley Dean; nephew, Timothy Noland.