Our Obituaries

David Whitaker

September 6, 1953 - January 28, 2018

David Whitaker age 64 of New Tazewell TN was born September 6, 1953 and passed away on January 28, 2018. David was a proud husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Whitaker. David is survived by his daughters Sherry and Cindy. Son Johnny Masingo. Three grandchildren Jesse Masingo, Hannah Cupp and Jaxon Whitaker. Siblings Louetta, Junior, Denvil, Dennis, and John....
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Linda D. Epperson

February 11, 1949 - January 26, 2018

Linda "Diana" Epperson age 68 of Bean Station, TN was born February 11, 1949 and passed away on January 26, 2018. Diana was a member of Chinquapin Missionary Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Diana was also a wonderful friend. She is preceded in death by her grandmother Lula Manning. Mother and father Jane and George Reed. Diana is survived by her sons...
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Terry Cox

July 13, 1962 - January 25, 2018


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Sherri L. Jones

June 2, 1957 - January 23, 2018

Sherri L. Jones age 60 of Mulberry Gap of Sneedville, TN was born June 2, 1957 and went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2018. Sherri was saved as a young child at Wolfenbarger Baptist Church in Alanthis Hill and was a member of Mulberry Gap Baptist Church for over thirty-six years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. Sherri was also...
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Peggy Gunn

June 3, 1929 - January 23, 2018

Peggy Jane Gunn age 88 of Tazewell, TN was born June 3, 1929 and passed away on January 23, 2018. Peggy was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church of Middlesboro, KY. She is preceded in death by her husband James Gunn, daughter Pamela Gunn and grandson Bruce Epperson. She is survived by her daughter Gail (Eddie) Epperson. Granddaughters Jennifer Jones and Catherine Schooler. Great...
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Douglas Young

April 19, 1944 - January 20, 2018

Douglas MacArthur Young born April 1944 passed away January 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his brothers Matt Young Jr and Henry Young and wife Hattie Mae Barnard Young; sisters: Bonnie Young, Margie Young Henry and husband Jim Henry Sr.; Mattie Young and Sue Young. Niece, Joy Henry and nephew, Doug Henry.He is survived by his wife of 46 years Joyce Hurst Young. Daughter Leigh Young; Son...
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Grace Coffey Beeler

November 10, 1928 - January 17, 2018

Grace Coffey Beeler, born November 10, 1928, passed away January 17, 2018 at home with her family. She was saved at Fairview Methodist Church in Thorn Hill. Grace was a member of Washburn Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband J.R. Beeler; grandson Jacob Beeler; parents Jefferson and Effie Coffey and brother Owren Coffey. She is survived by her children; daughter and son-in-law...
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Wilma Taylor

February 26, 1923 - January 15, 2018

Wilma Taylor of Cumberland Gap, TN departed this life on January 15, 2018. She was born on February 26, 1923 in Morgan County, TN. She was a member of Eagles Rock Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Taylor, daughter Judy Ann Taylor, son Jerry Taylor, and sons-in-law Eugene Shannon, John Adams and Robert Shannon. She is survived by four daughters Janice...
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Travis Vandergriff

April 26, 1976 - January 12, 2018

Travis Lynn Vandergriff , 41, of New Tazewell, TN entered eternal life Friday January 12, 2018 at Johnson city Medical Center. Travis was born April 26, 1976 in Knoxville, TN. He attended Doyle High School in Knoxville, TN. He continued his education at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City TN, majoring in computer Science. He loved the Tennessee Volunteers and spending time with...
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Travis Vandergriff

April 26, 1976 - January 12, 2018


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Roland Mcilquham

October 16, 1928 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, TN.
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Joey Vaughn Johnson

April 5, 1944 - January 3, 2018

Joey Vaughn Johnson Age 73 of New Tazewell TN, was born April 5, 1944 and passed away January 3, 2018. Joey was a thoughtful person and good neighbor. He was a farmer who helped anyone in need. He was happiest making sure others were taken care of. Joey was a simple man who was happy with whatever life gave him. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur (Cotton) Johnson and brother Tommy Ray...
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Robert K. Crutchfield

January 21, 1932 - December 31, 2017

Robert (Squirrel) Crutchfield age 84, of New Tazewell, TN was born January 21, 1932 and passed away Saturday December 31, 2016 at Park West Hospital in Knoxville, TN. He was a retired Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his father John K. James, mother Ada Lee Crutchfield; adopted mother and father; grandmother Veronica Crutchfield; brother Archie (Gene) Crutchfield.He is survived by...
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Bruce David Seal

May 23, 1959 - December 29, 2017

Bruce David Seal, age 58 of Tazewell TN, was born May 23, 1959 and passed away on December 29, 2017. Bruce proudly served as Claiborne County Sheriff for eight years. He is preceded in death by parents Don Seal and Mary Brooks Seal. He is survived by brothers Jeff (Gladys) Seal and Danny (Becky) Seal; Steven Terrell who he loved like a son. The family will receive friends Thursday January 4,...
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JoAnn Russell-Webb

August 20, 1946 - December 16, 2017

JoAnn Russell-Webb age 71 of Jacksboro TN, formerly of Speedwell TN, was born August 20, 1946 and passed away December 16, 2017. JoAnn was a teacher at Powell Valley High School for thirty-three and a third years. She was a huge fan of both indie and professional wrestling. JoAnn loved to write poetry and was dubbed the Poet Laureate of Speedwell. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were...
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Eunice C. Mountain

November 15, 1931 - December 16, 2017

Eunice Cosby Mountain age 86, of New Tazewell, TN was born November 15, 1931 and passed away December 16, 2017 at Claiborne Nursing Home. Eunice belonged to New Hope Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She worked as an office manager for Farm Bureau Insurance until she retired. Eunice was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Janie Cosby, husband Odra...
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Archie Harlan Sturgill

July 22, 1941 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, TN.
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Gerald Kenneth Petruzzelli

July 15, 1947 - December 11, 2017

Jerry had a long list of titles - providing father, devoted son, caring brother, cherished grandfather and beloved husband. Always responsible and hardworking, he loved nature and spending a summer weekend fishing. He enjoyed watching afternoon Yankees games, and a good book, and had a surprising soft spot for animals. He was an excellent cook, spending many happy hours in the kitchen with his...
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Anna Collins

January 30, 1942 - December 10, 2017

Anna B. Munsey Nicely was born January 30, 1942 and passed away at her home December 10, 2017. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her son, Stevie Ray Nicely; her mother, Irene (Cardwell) Harvey; her father, Frank Munsey; her sister, Bobbie Jean Lewis; her step-brother, Danny K. Munsey and the father of her...
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Flora Marie Holt

June 29, 1925 - December 8, 2017

Flora Marie Holt peacefully passed away in the early morning of December 8, 2017 surrounded by her devoted family. She was born in the Sedalia Community of Hancock County, TN, the 4th of eight children born to Topsy and Robert Buell. She was a 10th grade graduate of Mulberry Gap School and later in life earned her GED certificate, with recognition as the 1999 learner of the year in the state...
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Nora Giles

June 18, 1938 - December 4, 2017

Nora Bobbie Giles. Age 79, of Harrogate TN, was born June 18, 1938 and passed away on December 4, 2017. Nora was of the Baptist faith and she attended church as long as she could. She was a loving wife and mother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry Ford Giles and son Ronnie Giles. She is survived by her children Lana (Greg) Feltner of New...
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Linda Robertson

May 21, 1950 - December 3, 2017

Linda Robertson, age 67 of Speedwell TN, was born May 21, 1950 and passed away December 3, 2017 at home surrounded by her family and friends. Linda enjoyed doing yard work and just being outside. She is preceded in death by her parents Jim and Roxie Lankford. Brothers Carl Ray Lankford and Bill Lankford. Sister Mary Ellen Lankford. She is survived by her daughter Angela Sawyer. Grandchildren...
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Jeffrey Lynn Minor

October 12, 1972 - November 30, 2017

Jeffrey Lynn Minor of Tazewell, TN passed away November 30, 2017 at the age of 45 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, TN. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his Dad, Franklin "Gull" Minor and his brother Jack Minor.His survived by his Wife: Pam MinorSons: Jeffrey Lynn (Meagan) Minor, JR of Washburn, TNFranklin Minor of Tazewell, TNPrecious...
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Theodore Keck

September 21, 1926 - November 29, 2017

Joseph Theodore "Thid" Keck age 91 of New Tazewell TN, was born September 21, 1926 and passed away on November 29, 2017 at Claiborne County Nursing Home. Thid was saved at Thompson Chapel Church in 1953 at a six week revival. He was a life long farmer and worked for the Claiborne County Sanitation Department until he retired. He was an original member and lieutenant of the Claiborne County Rescue...
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Rody Evelene Cupp

June 2, 1944 - November 26, 2017

Rody Evelene Cupp, age 73, of New Tazewell TN, was born June 2, 1944 and passed away on November 26, 2017. Rody was a devoted mother and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Young's Chapel Baptist Church. Her joy in life was singing and she would sing both in church and in nursing homes. Rody was an exceptionally strong woman who never complained despite a long battle...
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Pauline Fowler

August 4, 1938 - November 21, 2017

PAULINE FOWLER AGE 79 OF BEAN STATION, TN WAS BORN AUGUST 4, 1938 AND PASSED AWAY NOVEMBER 21, 2017. Pauline was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother. She enjoyed singing and fishing. She was a member of Independence Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie and Amos Greene; husband, Wallace Fowler; sister, Oakie Hayes and brother, Leo Greene.She is survived...
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Lela Mae Money

August 7, 1943 - November 21, 2017

Lela Money, age 74, of Tazewell, TN passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 after a long illness. She was born in Leslie County, KY on August 7, 1943, the daughter of the late Della and Isaac Maggard. She enjoyed many years working in the restaurant business, namely Shoney's of Harrogate, TN. She was the dining room manager there from 1988 until her retirement in 2005. ...
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Carson Moles

June 24, 1919 - November 20, 2017

Carson Neal Moles age 98 was born June 24, 1919 and departed this life November 20, 2017 after a lingering illness. Carson professed faith at age 14 in 1934. He was a member of Community Chapel Church in Bean Station. Where he was a song leader and a Deacon. Carson served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He is preceded in death by his wife Etta Moles, son Clifford, mother Birdie, father Vester and...
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Clifford Dale Brooks

September 19, 1937 - November 19, 2017

Clifford Dale Brooks age 80 of Thorn Hill, TN was born September 19, 1937 and passed away November 19, 2017 at his home. Dale's passion was family and furniture. He owned Brooks Furniture since the 1970s where he did everything from delivery to selling. Dale was saved at an early age. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Lillian Brooks; adoptive parents, Dolly Mae and...
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Jack Hodges

January 31, 1943 - November 14, 2017

Jack R. Hodges,74, of Chattanooga, Tn, passed away at his home on November 14, 2017. He was born on January 31, 1943 in Maryland and grew up in Tazewell. Tn.He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Ruth Standifer Hodges, and infant brother, Robert. His Grandparents, William and Pearlie Wilmoth Standifer and Bill and Harriet Berry Hodges and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.Jack is...
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Maggie Nicely

August 13, 1934 - November 13, 2017

Maggie M. Nicely, age 83, of New Tazewell TN, was born August 13, 1934 and passed away on November 13, 2017. Maggie was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She loved her church family and regularly participated in the Fall Festival at the church where making Apple Butter was her favorite part. Maggie worked on the farm of Jake Beeler for many years and loved to drive. She is preceded in death by...
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Phyllis Irene Jordan

January 5, 1956 - November 11, 2017

Phyllis Irene Jordan age 61 of Lone Mt Tennessee was born January 5, 1956 and passed away on November 11, 2017 at Fort Sanders Hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband William Iris Jordan. Mother Anna Bryant. Mother-in-law Mabel Jordan. Brother-in-laws Valentine, Rufus B, Donald, Ed and Frank Jordan. Sister-in-laws Wilma Jean Jordan Rodenborn and Hattie Jordan. She is survived by her...
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Lucy Hatfield

August 16, 1934 - November 7, 2017

Lucy Hatfield, age 83, of Tazewell TN, was born August, 16, 1934 and passed away November 7, 2017. Lucy was saved at an early age. She enjoyed gardening, feeding people and quilting. Lucy loved children and would spend time playing with everyone's kids. She is preceded in death by her parents Gilbert and Maggie Hatfield. Sister Helen Hatfield. Brother Harvey Joe Delbeck. Daughter Kawanna Kay...
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Nellie J. Greer

January 11, 1934 - October 30, 2017

Ms. Nellie Jo Heatherly, Essary, Greer age 83 of Tazewell TN was born January 11, 1934 and went to be with the lord on October 30, 2017 at Claiborne Hospital. Nellie professed faith in Christ at an early age. Nellie was preceded in death by her parents: Vetta and Cal Heatherly. Husband: Howard EssaryHusband: Ray GreerDaughter: Karen Sue RobertsDaughter in laws: : Sherry Essary Wilson and Rennee...
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Kenneth L. Cadle

December 3, 1943 - October 29, 2017

Kenneth L. Cadle age 73, of Knoxville, TN passed away on October 29, 2017 at St. Mary's Tennova Hospital in Knoxville, TN. He was born December 3, 1943 in Springfield, Ohio. Kenneth was the third son of the late Joe Henry and Nancy Lee (Harmon) Cadle. On December 9, 1969, he married the love of his life Jewell R. Luckadoo in Arlington, VA. They spent many of their married years in Norfolk,...
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James Lee Whitworth

November 12, 1948 - October 18, 2017

James Lee Whitworth, age 68, of New Tazewell TN, was born November 12, 1948 and passed away on October 18, 2017. James was a devoted father, grandfather and loving husband. He enjoyed fishing and softball. He was a graduate of The University of Tennessee and a life long Vols fan. James was owner of Whitworth Dental Laboratory in Knoxville for years. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam...
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Pauline Massengill

September 5, 1941 - October 17, 2017

Pauline (Polly) Saylor Massengill, age 76, passed away Tuesday October 17, 2017. She was a member at Riverview Baptist Church and was born on September 5, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Gilford and Minnie Saylor. Surviving children are Anita Allen of Tazewell, TN, Carson and wife Sheila Massengill of Knoxville, TN. And April Hunley of TN. Sisters Madalyn Reed of Tazewell, TN,...
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Helen Lewis

September 17, 1931 - October 17, 2017


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Travis Greene

June 26, 1988 - October 1, 2017

Travis Greene age 29 of Tazewell, TN was born June 26, 1988 and passed away on October 1, 2017. Travis was saved at an early age and belonged to Duncan's Chapel Baptist Church. He loved to be outdoors whether it was fishing, hunting or golfing. He was an out going person with many friends, and enjoyed working on cars. He will be deeply missed, but those who knew him can take comfort in...
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Carole M. Harris

February 2, 1935 - September 29, 2017

Carole M Harris, age 82 of Clendenin West Virginia was born February 2, 1935 and passed away on September 29, 2017. Carole's mission in life was to take care of those less fortunate than herself. This was shown through her work as a nurse and a bus driver for special needs students. Carole was preceded in death by her father Benard E Martin and brothers Arthur Martin and Gale Martin.She is...
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Robert Lewis Orr

April 13, 1937 - September 29, 2017

Robert Lewis Orr of Tazewell, TN , formally of Speculator, NY passed away peacefully on Friday, September 29, 2017. He was born April 13, 1937 to Ralph and Leona Orr in Speculator, NY. Bob graduated from Wells High School and later attended SUNY @ Cobleskill where he earned a degree in Agricultural Production (Horticulture).Although he started working at Hagen Greenhouses and Asgrow Seed...
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Carolyn Sue Nole

March 22, 1964 - September 28, 2017

Carolyn Sue Poston Nole wife of Jackie Nole, age 53 of New Tazewell, TN was born march 22, 1964 in Harlan County, KY and passed away at her home in New Tazewell, TN passed away September 28, 2017. Became to know the Lord in 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Edith Poston; Son, Richard Sturgill; brothers, Velour Poston, Bill Poston and Ricky Poston. She worked at...
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Wanda J. Gilliam

October 8, 1935 - September 27, 2017

Wanda Jean Gilliam age 81 of New Tazewell, TN was born October 8, 1935 and passed away September 27, 2017. Wanda was a very proud grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Arnette Garrett; husband, Walter Gilliam; brother, Billy Ray Garrett and sister Betty Mason. She is survived by Son: Alan (Rena) GilliamDaughter: Kelly GilliamGrandson: ...
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Mae Mae Tolliver

January 17, 1942 - September 25, 2017

Ottie Mae Coffey Tolliver, age 75, of Tazewell TN, was born January 17, 1942 and passed away on September 25, 2017. Ottie Retired from Cunningham Drug after working there for over forty years. She was a member of Lone Mountain Baptist Church. Ottie Mae was preceded in death by her parents Rev. John and Cornnie Coffey; brothers Jessie Coffey and Don Coffey and sisters Eula Lee Rowland and...
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Doris Linda Goins

January 3, 1943 - September 25, 2017

Doris Linda Goins, age 74 originally of Tazewell TN, was born January 3, 1943 and passed away on September 25, 2017. Doris was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and devoted servant of the Lord. She was a wonderful cook and she shared this gift with everyone she knew. Doris joyfully worshipped at Fairview Baptist Church of Knoxville, TN and previously at Dogwood Heights Baptist...
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Edith Edens

May 30, 1938 - September 21, 2017

Edith Irene Edens, age 79 was born on May 30, 1938 and passed away on September 21, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Howard Edens; parents, Nellie and Bob Martin; sisters, Joyce Jones, Debbie Anderson; brothers, Dale Martin and Joe Martin.She is survived by her daughters: Kathy Edens and Carol DavisSons: Karl (Kathy) Edens, Ted (Rita)...
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Georgia G. Harmon

April 24, 1924 - September 16, 2017

Georgia Buchanan Harmon, age 93, of New Tazewell, was born April 24, 1924 and, passed away on September 16, 2017 at Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center. Georgia was saved at an early age at Liberty Baptist Church. She was a charter member at New Hope Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. Georgia worked for Claiborne County Headstart for thirty two years and Clinch...
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Bonnie Hester Tuttle

March 4, 1930 - September 12, 2017

Mrs. Bonnie Hester Tuttle age 87 formerly of Arthur, TN and now of 912 Lone Mountain Road in Tazewell, TN was born March 4, 1930 and passed away September 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was a firm believer in her Christian Faith, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband...
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Ricky Junior Sulfridge

August 12, 1964 - September 10, 2017

Ricky Sulfridge age 53 of Tazewell, TN was born August 12, 1964 and passed away September 10, 2017 at Fort Sanders regional Hospital in Knoxville, TN. Ricky was a member of Grissom Island Baptist Church. His passion was mehanics. Ricky had a heart of gold and would offer help to anyone who needed it. He was preceded in death by his Mother and step-Father H.W. and Phyllis Reece; Daughter,...
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Virginia Ruth England

January 21, 1942 - September 6, 2017

Virginia "Jenny" Ruth Poore England of New Tazewell, TN was born in Middlesboro, KY on January 21, 1942. She went to meet her savior on September 6, 2017. She was saved at the age of eight and was a life long member of Goins Chapel Church.She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Lizzie Poore; brothers Arlie, Roy, Alfred and Alvie Poore; sisters Altie Goins, Ruby Carman, Wilma Greene,...
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Carson Leon Cavins

August 14, 1946 - September 6, 2017

Carson Leon Cavins age 71 of Harrogate, TN passed away September 6, 2017 peacefully at his home. He was saved at the early age of 13 and belonged to Springfield Missionary Baptist Church of Springfield, Ohio. Carson was a member of the Shawanee Masonic Lodge #546. Carson was a Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his father Clyde Cavins and brother in law Ronnie...
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Patricia Lynn Brooks

October 17, 1940 - August 29, 2017

Patricia Lynn Brooks, age 76, of Tazewell, TN was born on October 17, 1940 and passed away on August 29, 2017 at Claiborne Medical Center. Patricia was saved at Young's Chapel Baptist Church and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was married to her sweetheart, Jerry Rea, for 54 years. Patricia was a registered nurse and employed by the Tennessee Department of Health in Knoxville, TN. ...
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Cleva Ann Brooks

June 23, 1941 - August 26, 2017

Cleva Ann Brooks age 76 of Harrogate TN was born June 23, 1941 and passed away August 26, 2017. Cleva was a member of House of Prayer Church. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents Daisy and Roy Laws. Husband Curley "Walter" Brooks. Brothers, Dewy and Robert Laws. She is survived by her son Bill Brooks. Daughter Joyce...
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Troy Helton

November 16, 1944 - August 22, 2017

Troy Helton, 72 of Tazewell went to be with the Lord Tuesday August 22, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was saved when he was sixteen years old and was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church and later attended Howards Quarter Baptist Church. He retired from Magnavox in Jefferson City where he worked for forty three years.He was preceded in death by his parents Curtis and Minnie Helton;...
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Lillon Buford Greene

June 27, 1947 - August 16, 2017

Lillon B. (L.B.) Greene age 70 of New Tazewell, TN passed away August 16, 2017. He was born on June 27, 1947 to parents William Hubert Greene and Josephine Lynch Greene who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by brother-in-law, Randy Barker. He was a graduate of Claiborne County High School class of 1965. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army (SP5) ; served 1 tour in Vietnam...
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Timm Allen

September 12, 1958 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, TN.
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Gregory Lynn Brooks

February 1, 1955 - August 1, 2017

Gregory Lynn Brooks, age 62, of Wyandotte Michigan, was born February 1, 1955 and passed away on August 1, 2017 at the VA Medical Center In Battle Creek Michigan.Gregory loved to listen to music and was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by his father William Shelby Brooks. Brother Gary W. Brooks. Grandparents George Moss Teague, Gertie Teague (Jessie), George Harrison Jessie, Esker...
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Kenneth Wayne Janeway

November 22, 1931 - July 31, 2017

Kenneth W. Janeway born, November 22, 1931 went to be with the Lord July 30, 2017 in Dallas, Texas surrounded by his family. He professed faith in Christ at an early age at Straight Creek Baptist Church where he was a life time member. Kenneth was a retired teacher from the Claiborne County Vocational School. He served in the Armed Forces from 1956 until 1962. He was preceded in death by his...
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James Martin

May 29, 1936 - July 29, 2017

James David "Cowboy" Martin of New Tazewell, TN passed away on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at his home. He was 81 years old. James was born May 29, 1936 in Corinth, Mississippi to his parents, James Martin and Sarah Oma Martin. As the son of a father who worked in the steel industry, James was taught to value honest, hard work. He became a Veteran, who served his country as a young man and...
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Phyllis REECE

May 8, 1947 - July 26, 2017

Phyllis S. Reece age 70 of Tazewell, TN was born May 8, 1947 and passed away July 26, 2017 at Claiborne County Medical Center. Phyllis was a member of Binghamtown Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.W. Reece; son, Randy Sulfridge; grand aughters Kathy and Ashley Sulfridge; parents, Bobbie & Willie Carpenter; sisters, Shirley Pinkson and Margaret Ann Carpenter...
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Elizabeth Elizabeth Wilmoth

January 10, 1937 - July 24, 2017

Elizabeth Ritter Wilmoth, age 80 of Tazewell, TN was born January 10, 1937 and passed away on Monday July 24, 2017. She was a member of Salem Primitive Baptist Church. She was a beloved Mother and Grandma. Elizabeth was a former school teacher and principal in Grainger County and a teacher and school board member in Claiborne County. She retired as the Claiborne County Trustee in 1998. ...
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Eddie Leon Lane

July 1, 1969 - July 15, 2017

Eddie Leon Lane was born July 1, 1969 and passed away July 15, 2017. He was saved at an early age and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents: Willis (Tick) and Gladys Lane; Brothers: George Epperson, David Epperson and Richard Paul Lane; grandparents and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by: Brothers and Sisters,, Steve Epperson, Shirley...
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Samuel Jerry Huffaker

February 24, 1941 - July 11, 2017

Samuel Jerry Huffaker of Knoxville, TN passed away early Tuesday morning July 11, 2017 at his home in Knoxville, TN surrounded by his loved ones. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; Avon and Katherine Fox Huffaker; brothers; Glen, Ed and Doyle. He was a member of Gallaher View Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. He was owner of Huffaker Underground Consruction Company. He was a...
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Charles O. Poore

July 25, 1943 - July 2, 2017

Charles O. Poore age 73 passed away on July 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife Mary Poore. Daughter Mary Lampinen. Son Wayne Poore. Numerous grandchildren and sister Virginia Estes. A memorial service will be held July 23rd at 3 PM at Union Chapel Church where he loved worshiping the Lord.
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Dianna K. Hill

December 28, 1951 - June 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, TN.
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Inez B. Myers

May 12, 1931 - June 14, 2017

Inez Myers age 86 of Thorn Hill, TN was born May 12, 1931 and passed away on June 14, 2017. Inez was an avid quilter. She was known as the doll lady of Thorn Hill, due to her extensive doll collection. Inez accepted Christ at a young age at home and was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church where she was the pianist. She was preceded in death by her husband Cass Myers; mother, Hester...
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Imojean Imojean Wilson

May 8, 1949 - June 13, 2017

Mrs. Imojean Wilson age 68 of Tazewell, TN was born May 8, 1949 and passed away June 13, 2017. Imojean was a member of Hoop Creek Baptist Church and faithfully attended Rose Hill Pentecostal Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, nurturing grandmother and a selfless friend. Imojean was a dedicated Kentucky basketball fan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Houston and...
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Ann Shumate Bowling

August 12, 1947 - June 10, 2017

Ann Shumate Bowling, age 69, was born August 12, 1947 and passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after a battle with ALS. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mildred Bolinger Shumate, and her husband, Glenn W. Bowling. Ann is survived by a host of extended family and friends including Roger Ball, Liza Martz, Anita Freytag, and her dearest friend and...
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Wanda S. Gingerella

February 19, 1948 - June 8, 2017

Wanda Sue (Yeary) Gingerella, age 69, of Tazewell, TN went home to be with the Lord on Thursday June 8, 2017, after a long battle with Emphysema. She was born on February 19, 1948, the 8th child of Elmer D. and Roena M. (Cavins) Yeary of Tazewell, TN. Life took her away from her home and birthplace for many years, she along with her husband Ed were fortunate enough to be able to move back...
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Betty Jane Williams

December 9, 1937 - June 6, 2017

Betty Jane Williams was born December 9, 1937 and passed away on June 6, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Palmer and Judie Noe. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Fleta Payne, Charlotta Richardson, Carl Noe, Lula Fultz and Leonard Noe; husband Dewey Williams, infant son Jerry Wayne and grandson Allen Miller. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and joined Cedar Grove...
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Betty J. Williams

December 9, 1937 - June 6, 2017

Betty Jane Williams was born December 9, 1937 and passed away on June 6, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Palmer and Judie Noe. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Fleta Payne, Charlotta Richardson, Carl Noe, Lula Fultz and Leonard Noe; husband Dewey Williams, infant son Jerry Wayne and grandson Allen Miller. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and joined Cedar Grove...
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Lewis Denver Keck

June 9, 1925 - June 3, 2017

Lewis (Joe) Keck age 91 was born June 9, 1925 and passed away June 3, 2017 at Claiborne Medical Center surrounded by his family.He was preceded in death by his wife: Lula Cupp Keck. Parents: Marion and Flara Jane Keck. Sisters: Nell Dooley, Blanch Meyers, Doris Rosson and Hettie Cupp. Brothers: Lloyd Junior "Stub", Walter, Chester and Tony.He is survived by his sons: Roy, Hoy and wife...
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William Stanley DeBusk

August 3, 1925 - June 1, 2017

.William Stanley DeBusk, age 91, of New Tazewell was born August 3, 1925 in Claiborne County and passed away June 1, 2017 in Livermore, California with his daughter by his side. He was a member of Tazewell Baptist Church. For the past two years he has been living with his daughter, Debbie and son-in-law David Cherry of Pleasanton, California. He enjoyed his grandchildren, great-grand children,...
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Opal Cline

July 16, 1922 - May 29, 2017

Opal Cardwell Cline(1922-2017)Opal Treece Cardwell Cline, age 94, of Tazewell, TN, passed away May 29, 2017, at North Knoxville Medical Center. She was born July 16, 1922, to the late Hubert and Nora Wilcox Treece. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rome Cardwell, and husband, Alonzo Cline; a sister, Jean Billingsley, and a brother, Earl Treece. Survivors include daughters, Judy Moyers ...
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Billy Campbell

November 30, 1931 - May 23, 2017

Billy B. Campbell age 85 of Cave Springs Community was born November 30, 1931 and passed away May 23, 2017 at his home. He accepted Christ at an early age in life. He was preceded in death by his parents Barton and Maggie Campbell.He is survived by: His wife Eleanor CampbellSons: Brian (Nancy) CampbellShane Campbell all of Cave Spring Community.Jason (Kay) Campbell of New Tazewell,...
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James Otis Goode

August 29, 1936 - May 23, 2017

James "Otis" Goode age 80 of Sneedville was born on August 29, 1936, and passed away on May 23, 2017. He was the son of the late Thurman and Bessie Pendleton Goode and the son-in-law of the late Claude and Edna Parkey. He professed faith in Christ at the age of 18 and was a lifelong member of Little Mulberry Baptist Church. In his younger years, he was a Hancock County Rescue Squad Volunteer...
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Mildred Jean Smith

April 24, 1936 - May 22, 2017

Mildred Jean Smith age 81, born April 24, 1936 and passed away May 22, 2017 at her home. She was saved at an early age at Chittum Chapel Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until her passing. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years James T. Smith; parents, Frank Chittum,Sr. and...
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Alice Willett

October 25, 1940 - May 19, 2017

Alice Marie (Harrell) Willett was born October 25, 1940 in a little house on the creek in Washburn, TN to loving parents Elvin and Lillian Harrell who have once again welcomed her back into their arms on May 19, 2017. She touched the lives of everyone she met, and always made each one laugh. Still celebrating her life are Daughter: Amy Willett (Rodney) WinsteadGrandchildren: Carlos Anthony ...
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Kristie Shell

March 17, 1972 - May 16, 2017

Kristie Hope Shell was born March 17, 1972 in Lafayette, Indiana to James Shell of New Tazewell, TN and the late Patsy Shell of New Tazewell, TN. After receiving a diagnosis of Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer on June 25, 2016, at the young age of just 44, Kristies daily fight then began but in the comfort of her home on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 3:07am while surrounded by family and close friends that...
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Sible Cheek

May 30, 1934 - May 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, TN.
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Jimmy Edward Matthews

September 25, 1935 - May 11, 2017

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E.R. Graves

September 23, 1935 - May 7, 2017

Mr. E.R. Graves, age 81 of Blaine, TN passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on May 7, 2017. E.R. served the Blaine Community for 45 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Wilma; parents, Otis and Arkie Wright; 3 brothers and 1 sister.He is survived by Sons: Alan (Angie) Russell (Elaina), Kenneth (Kathy) GravesGrandsons: Kenny (Brandy) Greene, Justin...
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Hugh Franklin Hardin

January 3, 1929 - May 7, 2017

Hugh F. Hardin, Sr, age 88, of Tazewell was born January 3, 1929 and passed away on May 7, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. Hugh served in the US Army and retired from TDOT as a bridge inspector. He was a member of Tazewell Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents E.J. Hardin Jr and Mattie Jennings Hardin. His wives, Helen Bundren Hardin and Gonyou Harmon Hardin. His...
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Charles Wayne Epperson

April 3, 1950 - May 3, 2017

Charles Wayne Epperson age 67 of Tazewell, TN was born April 3, 1950 and passed away May 3, 2017 peacefully at his home. Charles loved farming, hunting and fishing, but most of all he was a loving father, son, brother and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, J.C. Epperson; mother of his son Lisa England Epperson; maternal grandparents, Mary and Theodore Powell and paternal...
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Loy Pressnell

June 4, 1934 - May 1, 2017

Rev. Loy Pressnell age 82 went home to be with the Lord May 1, 2017. He was a faithful member of Lone Holly Missionary Baptist Church. He pastored several churches in the Claiborne County area and was an honorable servant for the Lord for many years. He is preceded in death by his son Jimmy George Pressnell; daughter-n-law, Rutha Taylor Pressnell; father and mother George & Beulah...
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Monia Shoffner

December 1, 1942 - April 23, 2017

Pearlie Monia Shoffner age 74 was born December 1, 1942 and passed away April 23, 2017 at Claiborne County Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gracie Shoffner; brother, Jackie Shoffner; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Dewey Massengill; brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Jenetta Shoffner. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law: Ada and Lawrence...
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Patricia Sue Phelps

September 20, 1958 - April 17, 2017

Patricia Sue Phelps age 58 was born 1958 and passed away April 17, 2017 around 9 PM at her daughter's home. She was surrounded by lots of love from family and friends. She had a great battle ahead of her, but God had other plans. She was preceded in death by husband Jerry Dale Phelps.She is survived by her daughter Jessica Seals and husband Bobby SealsDaughter Wendy Phelps and fiancé Michael...
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Roose V. Dalton

December 4, 1936 - April 17, 2017

Roose V. "Chip" (Scearce) Dalton, age 80, of Thorn Hill, TN passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at North Knoxville Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. She was saved at an early age in her family home and joined Union Missionary Baptist Church in Thorn Hill where she remained a member until her death. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 52 years; Edgar D. Dalton, parents;...
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John S. Pressnell

May 19, 1936 - April 17, 2017

John S. Pressnell age 80 went to his Heavenly Home on April 17, 2017. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Union Chapel Church where he remained a member. He was born the 8th of twelve children to Shade B. and Dollie Poore Pressnell on May 19, 1936. He served in the U.S. Navy from September, 1955-September 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents Shade B. and Dollie Poore...
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Marian Overton

September 15, 1939 - April 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, TN.
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Ruby Faye Whitaker

July 23, 1956 - April 15, 2017

Ruby Whitaker age 60 of New Tazewell, TN was born July 23, 1956 and passed away April 15, 2017. Ruby was a member of Taylor's Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Clara Weaver. She is survived by her husband: David WhitakerDaughters: Sherry MasingoCindy CuppGrandchildren: Hannah Cupp, Jaxon Whitaker and Jesse Masingo And a host of other relatives and...
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Gloria Seals

May 16, 1970 - April 15, 2017

Gloria Lou Seals age 46 of New Tazewell, TN was born May 16, 1970 and passed away April 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was saved at the age of 13 at Fairview Baptist Church. She graduated from Claiborne County High School in the class of 1988. She married Teddy Arnold Seals on September 3, 1988. She worked at Midway Elementary School for the past 15 years. Gloria...
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Robert Joseph White

July 22, 1952 - April 13, 2017

Robert 'Bob' White age 64, of Harrogate TN, was born July 22, 1952 and passed away on April 13, 2017. Bob was a loving husband and brother who was always true to his family and his friends. He was a kind and intelligent man who could be difficult but would also make those around him laugh. Bob enjoyed playing golf and was a Golf Pro on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina at Wexford Plantation;...
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Virginia Joann England

April 28, 1953 - April 10, 2017

Virginia Joann England age 63 of Tazewell, TN was born April 28, 1953 and passed away April 10, 2017 at home with her family. Joann enjoyed being outdoors and especially working in her flower garden. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Pearlie Williams; infant daughter, May Joe; sister, Mary Williams and brothers, Steve Williams and Ken Williams.She is survived by her husband...
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John C. Redmond

December 3, 1940 - April 8, 2017

John "Pete " Cubbie Redmond age 76 of Tazewell, was born December 3, 1940, passed away on April 8, 2017. He was a member of Straightway Baptist Church. Pete was a "jack of all trades" which included drywall, logging and farming. He also loved to whittle and never met a stranger. But most of all he was a loving father, grandfather, husband, son and a friend to all that knew him. Pete was...
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Kenneth Lawrence Wolfe

July 19, 1949 - April 3, 2017

Kenneth "Kenny" L. Wolfe, 67 years old, of Summerfield, Florida, went to join the Lord on April 3rd. Kenny loved spending time with his family and being outdoors. He was an avid golfer and loved hunting, fishing, and classic muscle cars. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, Michigan. Kenny met his sweetheart, soulmate, and best friend at a very young age...
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Bernard N. Harlan

February 11, 1929 - April 3, 2017

Bernard N. Harlan (Barney) was born February 17, 1929 in Wise, Virginia. He gave his heart to the Lord in the 1960's in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the Air Force from 1946 until 1948. He was the beloved husband of Mary Harlan for 67 years. Loving father of Patricia Mann and Mike of Waterford, Michigan, Pam Dennison and the late L.D. Of Orion, Michigan, grandfather of Rayven Love and Nate...
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Bobbie Cleo Reed

January 29, 1925 - April 2, 2017

Bobbie Cleo Reed age 92 of Tazewell, Tennessee passed away April 2, 2017, at Claiborne Nursing Home, with her loving family and friends by her side. Bobbie Cleo was saved at an early age and was a member of Howertons Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Bessie Reece Barnard; Father, Tyler Barnard; Husbands, Woodrow Wallen and Dr. Fred Reed; Sisters and Brothers-in-law,...
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Dennis Ray Johnson

July 10, 1952 - March 28, 2017

Dennis Ray Johnson (Chin) age 64 of New Tazewell, TN was born July 10, 1952 and passed away on March 28, 2017 at Claiborne County Hospital. Chin was a people person who loved to ride motorcycles. Everyone knew and loved Chin. He loved to spend time with his 3 grandchildren. Chin was a truck driver for most of his adult life after completing his military service. In 2012, Chin was saved in...
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Kenneth Duncan

May 21, 1935 - March 27, 2017

Kenneth Maynard (Satch) Duncan age 81 of Tazewell, TN was born May 21, 1935 and passed away peacefully March 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Thelma (Baldwin) Duncan; brothers, Randy Duncan and David Duncan; sister, Barbara Chittum. He was a member of First Baptist Church of New Tazewell where he currently served in the Food Pantry Ministry. He served 3 years in...
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