Michael Roy Owens, 45, Grainger County, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021. He attended Grace Point Baptist Church in Talbott, TN, and was a longtime member of Rutledge Volunteer Fire Department. He also loved to farm and be outdoors.

David E. “Popeye” Tate, 92, Rutledge, TN passed away Monday, July 26, 2021. He was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church and attended regularly. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Korean War and retired from American Enka after 40 years of service. At his retirement, he was supervisor o…

Michael Dwayne Orrick, 61, Alcoa, formerly of Rutledge, passed away peacefully at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Friday, July 23, 2021.

Carroll Leon Whaley, 79, Blaine, went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 16, 2021. He was a member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War at Cam Ranh Bay. He enjoyed a quiet life of retirement and loved being outside and spending ti…

Beverly June Campbell, 54, Bean Station, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at her residence. She was saved at an early age at Calvary Baptist Church in Mooresburg. She was always a friend who could be counted on and enjoyed making special gifts and crafts for her family and frien…

Georgia Marie Dahnke, 72, Bean Station, Tennessee, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Albert Scearce Jr., 71, Thorn Hill, Tennessee, died peacefully at his residence Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Peggy A. Roach, 81, Rutledge, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Tennova Hospital. Peggy was the daughter of the late Earl and Willie Isley.

Jaelyn Ryanna Collins, 18, Maynardville, passed away tragically Sunday, June 27, 2021 from an automobile accident.

Tyson Andrew “Drew” Laws, Thorn Hill, born July 9, 1985, went to his heavenly home June 22, 2021. Drew worked as a diesel mechanic for many years, which he enjoyed passionately. He also enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, boating and most all water sports.

Joyce Hurst Howerton, 74, Rutledge, formerly of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 25. She was a loving wife, mother and sister. She retired from St. Mary's Hospital as a cashier in the business office.

Mr. Jerry Lynn Saylor, 72, Bean Station, peacefully went home with Jesus Thursday morning, June 3, 2021 at his residence.

Georgie Mae Williams, 94, Rutledge, went to be with her Heavenly Father June 7, 2021. She was a longtime, faithful member of Avondale Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading her Bible and talking to friends and family. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. One of her favorite hymns was “I…

Lester L. Miller, 83, of Rutledge, went to be with his Heavenly Father Thursday, June 3, 2021. He was a faithful member of Helton Springs Baptist Church.

Delilah Ridner, 67, passed away at her home in Rutledge Friday, May 28, 2021. Delilah was in missionary work since 1978 and it was her whole life. When she was no longer able to travel for her mission work, she turned to social media and continued until she passed away.

Joseph “Joe” Otto Schaad, 82, Rutledge, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021. Services will be scheduled at a later date. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Schaad family and invites you to view and sign the online registry at

Raymond C. “Hootie” Winstead, 73, Thorn Hill, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at his home. He professed faith in Christ at an early age.

Gary Wayne Dillie, 54, Corryton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 9, 2021. Gary was saved and baptized at Block Springs Baptist Church at a young age. He was self-employed as a drywall mason. He was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Hazel Dillie; grandmother, Rose Gray; and brother,…

Lillian Aileen Cameron, 78, Rutledge, passed away peacefully May 13, 2021 with her daughters by her side.

Ruth B. Long, 83, Bean Station, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021. She was a faithful member of Riverview Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Jimmy Doyal Cope, 76, Bean Station passed away Saturday, May 8 2021.

Mary Lee Dalton, 84, Rutledge, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021. She was a member of Noah’s Chapel Church. She was a loving, caring mother, grandmother and “ganny,” who will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

Kenneth Wayne Crumpley, 69, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Wayne attended Tampico Baptist Church.

Frances L. Arnwine, 67, Rutledge, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021. She was a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church.

Jeffrey Allen Harbin, Rutledge, Tennessee, born June 13, 1966 and raised in Knoxville, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the age of 54. He was a 1984 graduate of Holston High School and attended Walters State Community College. He was a member of Roseberry Baptis…

Angela Renee Ballard, 40, Rutledge, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at U.T. Medical Center. She was preceded in death by sister, Christina Lee; nephew, Skylar; father, Richard Ballard, Sr.; grandfather, Bud Givens; and grandmother, Naomi Ballard.

Carl Ray "Poppy” Brown, 66, Rutledge passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Poppy loved spending time with his family, the Vols and riding his Harley. He was a member of Lea Springs Baptist Church. He was retired from the City of Morristown Public Works. He was precede…

William Ed Tate, 66, of Rutledge, Tennessee went home to be with Jesus Sunday, March 28, 2021. Ed retired as a Lieutenant from Tennessee State Highway Patrol after 30 years of service, always loving his job and wanting to take care of others. Ed had so much respect from others. We will alway…

Charlotte “Lottie” Gross, born in Leslie County, Kentucky April 18, 1933, entered her eternal home with our Lord, Jesus Christ, Friday, March 19, 2021.

Tammy Lynn Watson was born January 20, 1968 and went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 18, 2021. She was an award-winning scholar and prayer warrior, a witness to the Lord through tract ministry. She was married to her one and only true love, William Lee Watson June 30, 1984. Tammy wa…

Mrs. Rose Coffey Davidson, 91, Thorn Hill, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Hubert, Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Mamie Wolfe Odom, 87, Blaine, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021. She was a 1950 graduate of Rutledge High School and a 1954 graduate of ETSU, majoring in education. Mamie was a loving wife and mother of more than 65 years. She was a positive influence in the lives of many schoolchildren. …

Bruce Lester Mullins, 77, Rutledge, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 5, 2021 after a battle with cancer. He was a long-time member and deacon of New Corinth Baptist Church.

Dennis W. Ledford, 64, Rutledge, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 4, 2021.

James C. Anderson, 50, Blaine, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his home. He worked alongside his dad, Bill Anderson and his nephew, Ty Hunley with Anderson Pump Service for many years. A 16-year veteran of the Blaine Volunteer Fire Department, James was best described as the guy w…

Billy E. Trent, 86, of Grainger County, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, February 15, after an extended illness. He professed faith at a young age at Adriel Baptist Church in Bean Station. Bill was a retired builder, and his passion in life was the time he spent in the woods …

Dennis Myers, age 85, passed away February 20, 2021 at his home in Blaine. He was a lifelong member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church, a mason, a machinist/mechanic/engineer for Breezy Wynns, C. R. Daniels, Gene’s Jeans and De Royal Industries. His ability to use his hands to “fix” just about a…

Sharron Kay Boling, 54, of Corryton, passed away February 5, 2021 at her home. Sharron was born November 19, 1966 in Knoxville, Tennessee and was the youngest of seven siblings. She worked at Rheumatology Consultants for more than 20 years.

Sammy R. Owens, 77, of Rutledge, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He was a Vietnam Veteran and recently received the Quilt of Valor for his services. Sammy proudly served his community in the Rutledge Volunteer Fire Department for more than 20 years. Sammy will be dearly missed by a…

Larry Edward Roach, 66, of Rutledge, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Larry was a member of Mitchell Springs Baptist Church.

Susie Belle Nicley, 67, of Washburn, born February 13, 1953, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 from Alzheimers at Diversicare of Claiborne. She was preceded in death by husband, Charles “Buster” Nicley; parents, Hue Gene “Hootie” and Ina Graves; sister, Janice Coffey; and an infant brother.

Albert Coffey, 81, of Bean Station, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at home after a long battle with Scleroderma. He was born January 13, 1940, in Thorn Hill, Tennessee.

Ruth Esther Perry Dodgen, 89, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Oakwood Senior Living.