Benson L. Coffey, 48, passed away Saturday, August 1 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, R.B. and Lillie Smith and Lee and Bonnie Coffey. He is survived by his parents, G.D. and Evette Coffey; brothers, Gary and Todd Coffey; and …

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Sylvia “Jane” Caldwell, age 65, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, July 28. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

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Billy “Bill” Clay, 71, of Washburn, went to be with the Lord peacefully at his home the morning of Saturday, July 25. Bill was a member of Mt. Eager Baptist Church and was a former employee of Dempsters and a retired carpenter who loved doing carpentry. He is preceded in death by his parents…

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Rev. Ben Henry Collins Jr., 65, passed away suddenly and went home to Heaven Monday, July 20 in Bean Station. Ben was born in Rogersville to parents, Janie and Ben H. Collins, Sr. July 30, 1954. He was a long time resident of Bean Station and a member of First Baptist Church of Morristown.

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Rev. Charles W. Mitchell, 76, of Blaine, went to be with his heavenly Father Monday, July 27.

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Johnny Wayne Dalton, 64, of Rutledge, passed away Saturday, July 18 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

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Robin M. Singleton, 49, of Rutledge, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 15.

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Ruby Louise Wills Jestice, 88, Rutledge, left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father July 9 while at the Serenity House in Morristown.

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Kevin Scott Kelley, 47, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 6. He was a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church.

Patrick Adam Hodge, 34, Corryton, departed this life Thursday, July 2 and entered the arms of his loving Savior and mother waiting to welcome him home after a long 2 1/2 years of a courageous battle with glioblastoma multiform. Adam bravely faced his battle with GBM head on and fought hard e…

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Azalee Bibbins, 93, Rutledge, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 6. She was a member of Avondale Baptist Church.

Eric Michael Collins, age 40, of Rutledge, passed away suddenly Monday, July 6. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by parents, Mike and Kelly Collins.

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Cora Lucinda Jarvis Seal, 98, Washburn, passed away at home Friday, July 3. She was a member of Mount Eager Missionary Baptist Church. Cora retired in 1991 as a CNA at Hillcrest Nursing Home. For more than 20 years thereafter, she continued as a private caregiver for many people in the commu…

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Jessie Marie Wilson, 90, of Rutledge passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of Tampico Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Jessie Wilson; brother, Lawrence Wilson; and great-great nephew, Jansen Chamber…

Jerome "Jeff" Norton, age 58, of Rutledge, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, June 1, 2020. Jeff was a great husband and father. He was a Christian and devoted member of Mill Springs Baptist Church. His greatest pleasure was serving the Lord. Jeff never knew a stranger, and was…

Ida Mae Miller Gann, age 79, of Jefferson City, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home in Rutledge following an extended illness.

Sarah Jane Johnson, 80, of Bean Station, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

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Sarah Jane McGinnis, 85, of Washburn, Tennessee, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Friday, May 22, 2020. Sarah accepted the Lord as her Savior when she was an 11-year-old girl. She was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. Sarah was known for her generosity, w…

Jacob David McClure, age 84, of Rutledge, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the son of the late Jacob David McClure Sr. and Helen McClure. He spent 12 years in the U. S. Navy and was station…

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Ginger I. Wilmoth Parker, age 76, of Washburn, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 17, 2020. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Ginger was a beautician for 54 years. She loved the Lord and always had a smile for everyone. Ginger loved to laugh and made food for anyone in need.…

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Burley Dean Livesay, age 72, of Bean Station, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was born May 21, 1948. He was a member of Old Spruce Pine Baptist Church. He was retired from Clinchview Golf Course and resided at Ben’s Place in Bean Station.He was preceded in death by son, Dewayne A. Liv…

Reverend James William Hopper, of Alcoa, Tennessee, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 with only two days remaining until his 95th birthday. After a lengthy battle with cancer, he died peacefully in his sleep in the home he shared with his beloved wife, Gracene, whom he married in 2003. Rev. H…

Willa Dene Carpenter, age 80, of Rutledge, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020. She was a member of Helton Springs Baptist Church and will be deeply missed.

Pamela Dawn Maples, age 58, of Rutledge, formally Johnson City, went home to be with Jesus Monday, April 27, 2020. Dawn was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was a faithful member of Sunrise Baptist Church. Dawn was a faithful follower of Jesus and firmly believed in his …

Lewis Clarence “Peroy” Carpenter, 90, Bean Station, passed away surrounded by family May 4, 2020. He was a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church. Lewis was a charter member of Bean Station Fire Department and is a Veteran of the Korean War.He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years…

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Edna Marie Martin, 78, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020.She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mamie Collins; sons, John and Thomas Martin; and grandson, Tray Kemp.She is survived by her husband of nearly 62 years, best friend and partner for life, Oscar Martin; daughters,…

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Helen Noe, 96, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care in Rutledge. She was the oldest living member of Blue Springs Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Noe; parents, Tildon & Hattie Dalton; siblings, Alma Biddle, Wilma…

Susie Imogene Vineyard, 82, of Wallins Creek, Kentucky, formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee, peacefully went home to be with her Lord Monday, April 20, 2020, at Roane Medical Center. She was a current resident of Renaissance Terrace in Harriman, Tennessee. She was a long-time member of Believer…

Russell Timothy Strand, a precious and beautiful soul, went peacefully home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 7, 2020. He was a kind and compassionate man with a willing heart to help others. The outdoors was a place of comfort. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking in the woods, …

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Rev. Martin Roach, 79, of Rutledge, passed away at home with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side Wednesday, April 8, 2020.He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Daniel; aunt and uncle, Helen and Junior Spoon; and his wonderful son-in-law, Gary Yardley. He was retired from…

Ray Allen Hodge, age 75, of Rutledge, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, March 29, 2020.Ray was preceded in death by his parents, James Jethro and Virgie Hodge; brother, Charles Hodge; and sister, Margaret Ann Turner.He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Rebecca (Cabbage) Ho…

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C.H. Carson Reece, age 73, of Corryton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Easter morning, Sunday, April 12, 2020. He was saved and then baptized in the Holston River at the age of 14 and became a member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, …

Virgil Norman Cordle, age 85, passed away at his home Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was born in Kingston, West Virginia April 23, 1934. He retired from AT&T after 38 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Cordelia Cordle; and brother, Delbert Franklin.He is survived by …

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Penny Wallace, age 57, of Bean Station, passed away suddenly Monday, April 6, 2020. She was saved and baptized at an early age. She was a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed talking with others about God’s blessings. Penny loved to cook, quilt and spend time with her family…

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Wanda Sue Wolfe, 73, Rutledge, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. She was a lifelong member of Sunrise Baptist Church. Wanda and her parents walked many years to Sunrise.

Corporal Tyler Dwight Beeler, age 24, of Washburn and Oak Ridge, born August 8, 1995, passed away suddenly Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Beaufort, South Carolina, where he was stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps. He had professed faith in Jesus Christ.  Tyler was a former employee of Lowes Home…

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Rev. Glenn Lester “Preacher Byrd” Byrd, born November 8, 1926, departed his earthly home for his heavenly home Sunday, March 15, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was saved at New Blackwell Baptist Church. He was ordained as a Baptist minister April 23, 1962 and pastored churches in Grainger…

George “Clint” Morgan, age 42, of Rutledge, passed away suddenly Saturday, March 7, 2020 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his father, Sidney Morgan; and his sister, Donna Priest. He is survived by his loving mother, Dorothy Morgan; loving sisters, Tammie and June (Kenny); brother…

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Ellis Ray Blanken, Rutledge, was born October 8, 1944 and passed away March 7, 2020. He was a member of Narrow Valley Baptist Church. He was an avid Grainger Grizzlies Basketball fan and enjoyed watching all the games. Go Grizzlies!

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Mary Ruth (Hipshire) Wallace, age 84, of Bean Station, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020. She was saved at Riverview Missionary Baptist Church and was a founding member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church. Mary loved to cook, and she served as cafeteria manager at Kingswood School and B…

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Richard L. McCubbins, 77, of Thorn Hill, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at his home.

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Clay Jefferson Leonard, 62, passed away at his home Saturday, February 29, 2020. He was a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church.

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Benjamin Harrison Hodge Jr., age 90, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and retired from Tennessee DOT. He was preceded in death by wife, Irene Patterson Hodge; son, James “Jimmy” …