Ronnie Lynn Hodge, 70, of Rutledge, TN went home to greet his Lord June 30, 2022, no more to be tormented by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Ronnie was a born again Christian and loved Central Point Baptist Church, where he was a member and attended since his teenage years until his health no lo…

Johnny Jacob "Jay" Byrd III, 58, Blaine was welcomed into his eternal heavenly home Friday, June 10, 2022. Born to his earthly parents October 16, 1963, he was born again during his youth at Lea Springs Baptist Church. He was a current member of God's Little Mission Baptist Church and took g…

Mary Evelyn Walker Kirkland, 83, Marietta, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022. Evelyn was born and educated in Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and St. Mary's Hospital with a degree in medical technology. Evelyn moved with her family to Georgia in 1964 wher…

Ellen Bray Coffey, 91, Bean Station, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 27 at her home surrounded by her family. She was saved as a little girl at Ravens Ridge Baptist Church where she was still a member.

Ruth Ann Winstead Robertson, 71, passed away June 12, 2022. God granted her request to go home by taking her to her Heavenly home. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bean Station.

Ruby Lee Hodge, 78, went home to the arms of Jesus May 27, 2022. Ruby was a member of Narrow Valley Baptist Church and worked for Shelby Williams for more than 30 years. Ruby was a blessing to all who knew her and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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Amanda Wallace Goen, 43, Morristown, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022. She was a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Rutledge. Amanda was a loving mother and daughter and had a heart of gold. She had a genuine compassion for people, was an amazing caregiver, was adventurous and lo…

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Gerald “Pap” Edgar McGinnis, 86, Washburn, Tennessee, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family Friday, May 20, 2022. Gerald accepted the Lord as his Savior at 13 years old. He was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. Gerald was known for his work ethic and love for his…

Martha E. Hughes, 83, Thorn Hill, Tennessee, was born January 19, 1939 and passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022. She was saved at an early age and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Martha enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. Her favorite flowers were irises. When it was nice out on the…

Charles R. McKnight, 75, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Blaine, Tennessee Thursday, April 28, 2022. "Charlie" was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee's "Secret City." He lived his first few years in Tennessee with his beloved Granddaddy Ralph, Grandmother Inez and aunts, Caroylea, Ella Mae…

Henry Curtis Atkins, 90, Washburn, was born May 6, 1931 and passed away April 24, 2022 at Morristown Hamblen Hospital. He was a member of Emory Pike American Christian Church. He was preceded in death by parents, W. C. (Bill) and Jessie (Collins) Atkins; sisters, Evelyn Collins, Dorothy Rose…

Jerry Neal Fugate, 64, Washburn, Tennessee, a native of Haywood County, North Carolina passed away Monday, April 18, 2022 at Parkwest Medical Center with his family by his side. Jerry was the son of the late Ben Jr. and Margaret Louise Fugate. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in d…

Timothy “Tim” Joel West, 66, Rutledge, Tennessee passed away at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center on Thursday, April 14, 2022 after a lengthy illness followed by a recent stroke. Tim retired from Lear in Morristown and was a member of Tampico Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by hi…

Betty Geraldine Atkins, 71, Rutledge, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Cora Crowe; great-grandchild, Noah Daniel; sisters, Cora Whitt and Nadine Crowe; brother, David Crowe; and sister-in-law, Teresa Crow…

Arthur B. Lewis Jr., 79, Bean Station, Tennessee, left his earthly body April 11, 2022. Arthur was a 53-year member with the Lions Club and participated in countless R.A.M. Clinics with Dr. Stan Brock. He owned several businesses including The Burger Barn/Country Storage in White Pine, Tenne…

James William “J.W.” McGinnis, 88, of Washburn, Tennessee, peacefully went to his Heavenly home Friday, April 1, 2022 at Claiborne Medical Center, surrounded by his loved ones. He was saved at an early age and was a faithful member of Clinch Valley American Christian Church. J.W. was co-owne…

Lana “Mildred” Phelps, 80, Rutledge, passed away March 23, 2022 at home after a long illness. Mildred ran a daycare for many years and loved all of her children dearly. She was of the Baptist faith and an early member of Southside Baptist Church.

Dr. James Thomas Atkins Jr., 59, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 27, 2022. He was devoted to his family and loved them more than life itself, especially his daughter, Whitney and recently born granddaughter, Carly. He was a member of Bethel Mission Baptist Church. He served as the Dir…

Anna Belle Greenlee Smith, 90, Rutledge, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 27, 2022. She was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong member of Central Point Baptist Church. She taught school for many years in Grainger County, including Young and Central Point schools, and was a graduate of Ca…

Wayne Perdue, 57, of Rutledge, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, March 15, 2022. He was a loving husband, stepfather, pappy, brother and son-in-law. He was full of life, had many talents and adored his grandchildren with every fiber in his body. He was employed by Bluewater Industries for 1…

James Edward Owens, 65, passed away March 17, 2022 at Tennova North Knoxville in Powell, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Cleason Owens.

Greta Angelyn Waggoner Bales was bom in Knoxville, Tennessee October 16, 1935 and left for her Heavenly home March 7, 2022 at the age of 86. She was previously deceased by parents, Lillian (Wells) Waggoner and Hollis Waggoner; husband, C. Edward Bales; daughter, Elaine King; son, Dennis “Den…

Debbie Lynn Huskey, 63, Rutledge, passed away March 6, 2022 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Bowmantown Baptist Church.

Bobby “Pops” Daniel, 59, Rutledge, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022 at his home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores Bryant; sister, Carolyn Peavler; brothers, Mike and Larry Lamb; son, James Daniel; and grandson, Noah Daniel.

Wanda Faye Coffey Welch McDaniel, 70, went to be with the Lord peacefully Friday, March 4, 2022, at her home in Bean Station, Tennessee.

Darrin Parks, 54, passed away at his home Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Gerald “Wayne” Myers, 75, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 5, 2022. He was born in Thorn Hill, Tennessee and graduated from White Pine High School. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. After years of education and different career opportunities, he found h…

Judy Ruth Spoon Mayes, 78, Rutledge, passed away February 27, 2022. She was called to glory peacefully at her home. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a member of Central Point Baptist Church.

William "Bill" Vernon Gent, Corryton, Tennessee, left this world for his Heavenly home February 5, 2022. William was born to James Vernon Gent and Anna Louise Gent, formerly Burnside, in Augsburg, Germany July 8, 1955. His father was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Army.

Don Watson, 70, Rutledge, passed away February 19, 2022. Don was of the Baptist faith and a member of Bashert Baptist Church.

Sharyle M. Garrett, 50, Bean Station, went to be with the Lord Friday, February 18, 2022 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She was a devoted member of Lakeshore Missionary Baptist Church and was saved at an early age.

Retired Master Sergeant David Lee Harrell, 69, born May 14, 1952, of Mooresburg, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at his residence. He worked nearly all his adult life, including proudly serving for 20 years in the United States Air Force. He served with distinction and was honorably p…

Mrs. Barbara K. Lacko, 77, Thorn Hill, was born August 8, 1944 and passed away February 8, 2022 at her home with her loving husband by her side. Barbara attended Mount Pleasant Methodist Church. She was a fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Socks and the UConn Huskies. Barbara retire…

J Allen Spoon, 75, Rutledge, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2022 at his home following an extended illness. He was a member of New Blackwell Baptist Church.

Donna Sue Singleton-Cotter, Rutledge, went to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, February 10, 2022. Donna’s sunrise was August 29, 1949.

Hattie Genevieve Fox, of Washburn, January 25, 2022 through February 9, 2022. Our precious angel, Hattie G., beloved infant daughter of Brandon and Kensey Fox, of Washburn, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

John Hargus “Bub” Jarnagin went home to be with the Lord February 12, 2022 at UT Medical Center following a long illness. He was 43.

Laura Lee Gent, 38, Corryton, Tennessee, went to take her place as a heavenly angel Sunday, January 23. Even though she couldn't walk or talk, she made a big impact on the world with her sweet smile and her love of making others happy.

Eric Glenn Miniard, 33, Washburn, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Even though his failing heart took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all who knew him. Eric was a member of Mt. Eager Baptist Church. He was pr…

Cynthia Edde Humphries, 69, a resident of Foley, Alabama, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022. She was born June 26, 1952 in Fort Benning, Georgia while her father was serving in the Army. As a child, she grew up in Harriman and Rutledge, Tennessee, where her parents operated a Chevrolet …

Howard L. Morgan, 92, Rutledge, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at his home surrounded by his children.

Dorothy Sue Daniel, 87, Rutledge, Tennessee, passed away peacefully and rose to Heaven January 22, 2022.

Stelmo Estell Dalton Branson, 85, Washburn, passed away Saturday morning, January 22, 2022 at the home of her daughter in Tazewell, Tennessee. She was born September 11, 1936 the daughter of the late Walter B. and Sarah Jane Atkins Dalton. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 4…

SGT Major Frank Harley Sr., 80, Rutledge, passed away to be with his Heavenly Father Friday, January 21, 2022. SGT Major began his life August 9, 1941. He served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1987. In 1978 and 1979, he was the Professor of Military Science Teacher of the Year at Ohi…

Louise Johnson Smith Murphy, 86, passed away January 20, 2022. Louise was born in Mooresburg, Tennessee March 29, 1935, growing up in the Tate Springs area of Grainger County. She graduated from Rutledge High School in 1953. She earned a B.S. in Nursing from East Tennessee State University a…

Donna Faye Treat, 63, Rutledge, Tennessee, lost her battle to cancer and passed away peacefully at her residence January 21, 2022.

Rema Jackson Acuff, 91, Bean Station, went home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, January 17, 2022. She was a member of Barnard’s Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Jefferson Wayne Norton Davis, 61, Nevada, Missouri passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Jefferson was born February 24, 1960 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Parke A. and Eleanor C. Norton Davis. He married Renee Gotviagehya January 12…

Amanda Carole Roach, 44, Blaine, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Christmas Day, December 25, 2021. She was saved and baptized at Southside Baptist Church. She was a former postal carrier for the US Post Office. Amanda will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother and…

Christine Benya Ramsey, 55, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 14, 2021 following a brief COVID-19 illness.

James Lee Greenlee, 53, Rutledge, gained his angel wings January 8, 2022. After a four month battle with COVID-19, our Heavenly Father called him home. Waiting at heaven’s gate to welcome Lee home were his father, Millard Greenlee Jr.; and his grandparents, Millard (Francis) Greenlee and Mil…

Brenda Sue Denton, 58, Rutledge, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Denton; son, David Denton; special friend, Timmy Tolliver; brother-in-law, Randy Buckner; nephew, Shannon Trent; and former son-in-law, Daniel Hubbard. She is survived b…

Linda Faye Whaley, 76, Blaine, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Linda was a lifelong member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and loved her family and her church more than anything. Linda was preced…