Our Obituaries

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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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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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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John Henry Ford

March 30, 1930 - March 23, 2017

John Henry Ford age 86 of Wolverine, Michigan was born March 30, 1930 and passed away March 23, 2017. John was a great father and a loving family man. He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Ford, Mother Eva Ford, wife Irene Ford, son Randall Fay Ford, sister, June Green, brother Albert Ford and sister Jenny Porter.He is survived by his Sons: Kendall and Beverly Ford Cary and Mary...
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Dorsie Jean O'Dell

December 3, 1931 - March 23, 2017

Dorsie Jean O'Dell, age 85, of Thorn Hill was born December 3, 1931 and passed away on March 23, 2017 at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home in Rutledge, TN. Dorsie was a member at Raven Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Estel O'Dell and daughter Debbie O'dell Bowlin. She is survived by her granddaughter Ashley Bowlin of Thorn Hill.Sisters Bobbie and Mitchell...
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Ray Estes

October 29, 1932 - March 17, 2017

Ray Estes age 84 of Tazewell, TN was born October 29, 1932 and passed away March 17, 2017 at Tennova Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church but attended Tazewell Baptist Church. He served in Germany in the US Army for 2 years. He was co-owner of Springdale Shell Superette for years. He liked to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Cathy Elizabeth Greer

April 23, 1957 - March 15, 2017

Cathy Greer age 59, of the Mulberry Gap Community, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 15, 2017. Cathy was saved in 1968 at Mulberry Gap Baptist Church and was a faithful member of Alanthus Hill Baptist Church for the past 2 years. Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Layton Ramsey; father and mother-in-law, Milt and Lorraine Greer, nephew Justin Ramsey and Aunt Mary Horton...
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Mary Stamper

April 30, 1942 - March 14, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Stamper age 74 of New Tazewell, TN was born April 30, 1942 and passed away march 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, great grandmother and aunt. She enjoyed fishing with her husband Phil, home decorating, shopping, being with her kids, grandkids, great grandkids and family. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Billy M. Cheek

July 29, 1943 - March 10, 2017

Bill Cheek, age 73, of Tazewell, Tn was born July 29, 1943 and passed away March 10, 2017 at UTMedical Center in Knoxville, Tn. Bill served his country in the Army during the Vietnam era. He retired from Powell valley Electric several years ago. He loved sports, fishing, horse racing and coon hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Evelyn Cheek and sister-in-law, Sandra ...
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Patricia Walker

July 8, 1957 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, TN.
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Evelyn Hope Hill

September 21, 1931 - March 8, 2017

Evelyn Hope Hill, age 85 of Virginia Beach, formerly of Claiborne County, was born September 21, 1931 and passed away on March 8, 2017 at Essex Rehab in Louisville, KY. Mrs. Hill was a homemaker and worked for Bell South. She loved watching her son play sports and seeing her daughters dance. She was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. She was preceded in death by her Parents Ross and Jeanette...
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Larry Edwards

August 27, 1939 - March 7, 2017

Larry "Jack" Edwards of Speedwell, TN went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 7, 2017; he was 77 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted Edwards and Odie Kelley Edwards, and his sisters, Barbara "Bobbie" Edwards and Brenda "Butchie" Edwards.He worked hard all of his life to provide for his wife and children, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to family and friends. ...
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Ruby I. Noah

March 24, 1932 - February 28, 2017

Ruby Imogene Noah was born March 24, 1932 and passed away February 28, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, TN. She worked at Claiborne Textile for many years, also worked at Wal-Mart in New Tazewell as the door greeter for seventeen years. She was a member of The Lord's House Ministries in New Tazewell, TN. She ws preceded in death by her husband Joe Noah, Jr.; her parents,...
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Beverly L. Riggs

July 11, 1954 - February 28, 2017

On Tuesday February 28, 2017, Beverly Lynn Riggs unexpectedly passed away. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William RiggsEight Children: Riley Riggs, Clemon and Tom Robinson, Audrey and David Rutherford, Kathy and Dave Teachout, Tilmon and Ashley Riggs, Andrew and Mindy Riggs, Doug Riggs, Sue Riggs & fianc'e JohnathanEighteen Grandchildren: Amanda, Kayla, Kristen Smith,...
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Phillip M. Stamper

February 23, 1942 - February 26, 2017

Phillip Stamper age 75 of New Tazewell, TN was born February 23, 1942 and passed away February 26, 2017. Phillip was a loving brother, husband, father , grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, doing home improvement and working with wood. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Levia Stamper; siblings: Paul, Jennette, Ralph, Eulene, Dee, Priscilla; Daughter: Amy...
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Phillip Stamper

February 23, 1942 - February 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, TN.
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Ruth Shears

October 5, 1924 - February 22, 2017

Ruth Shears age 92 of Tazewell, TN was born October 5, 1924 in Davisburg, KY, and passed away peacefully at her home on February 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was saved and a lifelong member at Meadow Creek Baptist Church. She was baptized in the Wilton Pond. She loved her home and family, and she helped raise her two youngest grandchildren, Jennie Sharp and Stephen Miller. ...
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Helen Ann Bell

April 3, 1964 - February 20, 2017

Helen Ann Bell age 52 of Tazewell, TN was born April 3, 1964 and passed away February 20, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Helen was a member of Community Baptist Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Coffey; brothers David Coffey and James Coffey.She is survived by her husband: Timothy BellSon: Dustin PyneMother: Christine CoffeySisters: Bernice Dalton and...
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Gene Hurst

July 20, 1955 - February 17, 2017

Gene D. Hurst age 61 of Tazewell, TN was born July 20, 1955 and passed away February 17, 2017 at Claiborne County Medical Center. Gene was an avid fisherman. He was a member of Springdale Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, French and Lou Faye Hurst of Tazewell, TN brother Jerry Hurst of Tazewell, TN and sister Carolyn "Liz" Harpole of Tuscaloosa, AL.He is survived...
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Edna Gilpin

July 21, 1920 - February 16, 2017

Edna Pauline Yeary Gilpin, age 96 passed away in the early morning hours of February 16, 2017 in Shelby Ridge Nursing Home, Albaster Alabama. She was born July 21, 1920 in Clairborn County Tennessee to Henry Elliot Yeary and Effie Jane Surber Yeary. A homemaker for most of her life, Edna enjoyed gardening, cooking, raising her sons and having her grandchildren visit. She married Moris Euster...
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Kenneth Welch

May 25, 1934 - February 16, 2017

Kenneth Welch, age 82, of Tazewell TN, was born May 25, 1934 and passed away on February 16, 2017 at home surrounded by his family and friends. Kenneth was a member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wood working. Kenneth was a gardener and extremely proud of his 32 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents Curtis and Delta...
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Dorcas V. Neely

August 28, 1944 - February 16, 2017

Dorcas Virginia Bolden Neely, age 72, was born August 28, 1944 and passed away February 16, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was a long time employee at Wal-Mart where she loved her co-workers and customers. She loved her family and friends and always put their needs above her own. She was saved at an early age and was a member of Meyers Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death...
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Hurstle VanOver

October 12, 1921 - February 11, 2017

Hurstle VanOverMr. VanOver was born in Harlan, KY October 12, 1921. He and his family have lived in various parts of the United States but most of his 95 years were spent in east Tennessee. He was at his home in Tazewell, TN when he drew his last breath February 11, 2017.An avid hunter of mushrooms, roots and other choice wild edibles Hurstle estimated that he had over 200,000 miles on his knees....
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Willie Mae Wells

October 2, 1929 - February 10, 2017

Willie Mae Wells was born October2, 1929, passed away February 10, 2017.She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Lone Mountain. Willie Mae worked for 40 years with the Head Start program. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar Wells, parents Samuel Richard and Martha Cordie Collins Bunch, sisters ; Omega Bunch, Beaulah Owen &...
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David Sherman Pridemore

December 16, 1955 - February 10, 2017

David Sherman Pridemore age 61 was born December 16, 1955 and passed away February 10, 2017 at UT Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his father Sherman Pridemore; mother Doshie Pridemore, Sisters, Betty Knight, Mabel Looper, Helen Elliot, Minnie Gail Wright and brother, John Lewis.He is survived by his Daughter: Angel MooreSon: Matthew Pridemore Daughter: Sinda PooreGrandkids: ...
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Daisy Riggs

October 15, 1933 - February 7, 2017

Daisy Lundy Riggs age 83 of Tazewell, TN was born on October 13, 1933 and went home to be with the Lord on February 7, 2017. She was a member of Goins Chapel Baptist Church where she was saved on a Easter Sunday. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Milton and Sarah Jayne Miracle Lundy. Her husband of forty years Elmer Riggs, eight brothers, Grant Lundy, Jessie Lundy, Will Lundy,...
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Pauline Riggs

April 5, 1947 - February 7, 2017

Pauline Riggs age 69 of New Tazewell, TN was born April 5, 1947 and passed away February 7, 2017 at her home. Pauline was a loving and devoted Mimi to her two granddaughters. She was a member for many years at Clouds Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Gracie McGeorge; siblings, Otella Russell, Willis McGeorge, Brit McGeorge, Nellie Hensley, Norman McGeorge,...
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Douglas Wayne Slusher

January 28, 1949 - January 31, 2017

Douglas Wayne Slusher age 68 of New Tazewell, TN was born January 28, 1949 and passed away January 31, 2017 at Claiborne County Medical Center. He retired from the U.S. Army. He learned to love Jesus from his Pastor Mike at The Assembly of God Church. Douglas also loved visiting family. He is preceded in death by his mother Malvie J Slusher, father Floyd Slusher and sister Jean Ellen.He is...
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Mae Nell Wilmoth

April 29, 1932 - January 30, 2017

Mae Nell Hodges-Wilmoth, age 84, of Tazewell, TN, was born April 29, 1932, Passed away on, January 30, 2017. Mae belonged to Caney Valley American Christian Church. She volunteered at Claiborne County Nursing Home and she loved to knit and sew.Survived by a son in Florida.A granddaughter in Florida.Four great grandchildren of Florida.Five siblings of Ohio.Family will receive friends Monday...
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Velma V. Brooks

December 21, 1930 - January 30, 2017

Velma Vernice Williams Brooks, age 86, of Harrogate, TN, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away at her home on January 30, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Lingar Williams, who preceded her in death. Vernice was born on December 21, 1930, in Claiborne County, TN. She is the longest living member of Pump Springs Baptist Church, having joined there...
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Albert Thomas Cloud

July 9, 1928 - January 29, 2017

Albert Thomas Cloud, Sr., age 88 of Tazewell, TN passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Claiborne County Nursing Home. He was a member of Wallen Ridge Baptist Church. He was uncle "Baldie" to some and "Alb" to others but he was a great man with many different talents and loved his family dearly. He played the role as a father, uncle, and papaw to many children in this...
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Roy Gene O'Dell

March 28, 1932 - January 20, 2017

Roy Gene O'Dell, age 84 of Little Sycamore Community passed away January 20, 2017. He was born in Claiborne County on March 28, 1932. Roy was a lifelong farmer as well as working for Tenn-Flake in Middlesboro, Giles Ind., first in Middlesboro then Tazewell, TN. He also worked several years with his son, Mike in the mobile home business. He was a member of The Odd Fellows, and had a passion for...
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Rickey Lynn Lakins

October 7, 1954 - January 18, 2017

Rickey Lynn Lakins, age 62 of Tazewell, TN, was born October 7th, 1954, and went to be with the Lord on January 18th, 2017, at his home with family by his side. He was preceded in death by his father, Dexter Lakins; brother, Larry Lakins; grandparents, Harp and Dova Stansberry, Morris Lakins and Ota Lane.He leaves behind his mother: Helen LakinsSister: Kim CrawfordVery special Niece: Megan...
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Verlin Caudill

January 28, 1935 - January 17, 2017

Verlin Eugene Caudill (Buck) born January 28th, 1935 of Inman, Virginia departed this earth on January 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father Manos Caudle; his mother Virginia Collinsworth, sister Barbara Ann, as well as his wife and mother of his children Sybil Hobbs. He is survived by his five children: William Gauldin of Savannah, GADeborah Gauldin Godfrey (Rick) of Hinesville,...
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Carl Taylor

March 9, 1939 - January 16, 2017

Carl (Fred) Taylor age 77 of Thorn Hill, TN was born March 9, 1939 and passed away January 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Fred was loved by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Rutha Taylor; brothers, Ray Taylor and Bob Taylor; sisters, Marie Atkins, Mary Taylor and infant Sister.He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Tina TaylorSons and Daughters: ...
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