DELANA P. SYKES GUY, 56, Rutledge, passed away September 7 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Thelma Amyx Sykes; brother, Charles Sykes; and sisters, Wanda S. Sykes Gibbons and Debra “Pebbie” Sykes. She is survived by her son, Marcus Guy; daughter, Krystal D. Sykes Bowlin; daughter-in-law, Kelly F. Love Guy; brothers, Allen “Speck” Sykes, Ray Sykes and Gary Sykes; sister Eva “Maetta” Sykes York; stepfather, Ed Amyx; grandchildren, Kayla L. Crider, Deven A. Goins, Breeana Annabelle Goins and Axle Owen Guy; great-grandson, Jimmy D. Crider; and her life partner of 15 years, Jimmy Harrell. The family will hold a memorial service from 3 until 6 p.m. Saturday, September 16 at the Agriculture Building in Grainger County. The family suggests bringing a covered dish.
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