Charles Everett Williams, 75, Rutledge, went to be with the Lord October 14, 2021. He was saved at a young age at Helton Springs Baptist Church.

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William Ray Scott, 72, of Evington, Virginia, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Jimmy "Jesse James, Paw" H. James, 78, Rutledge, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a longtime member of Central Point Baptist Church. He loved his family and his work as a lineman, then general foreman/superintendent for Di…

Elster Clevenger, 95, Bean Station, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021. He was born December 5, 1925. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and 50-year member of Tate Spring Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by wife, Iva Dean; son, Danny; parents, Freelin Clevenger and Siddie Ratliff; a…

Tammy Rene’ Morgan, 53, Rutledge, went home to be with Lord, September 23, 2021. She accepted the Lord at Central Point Baptist Church, where she attended.

B.L. “Bill” Scearce, 80, Thorn Hill, Tennessee gained his heavenly wings at his home surrounded by family Sunday, September 26, 2021. He was born September 9, 1941 in Thorn Hill, Tennessee to Lester and Artha Scearce. Bill was a member of Fairview Methodist Church. He was an avid farmer and …

Jimmie Alan Patterson, 81, Blaine, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Jimmie was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Jimmie left an impression on everyone he met and never hesitated to help a soul in need…

Kenneth Albert Turley, Rutledge, Tennessee, 81, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021. He was of the Baptist faith and a faithful member of New Blackwell Baptist Church, until he was no longer able to attend. He was an avid farmer for most of his life. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Ke…

Roger Leslie Orr, 71, Blaine, went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 18, 2021. He was a member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church, a fisherman and hunter. He loved people and never met a stranger. Roger enjoyed working with rustic wood and created beautiful wood pieces. He enjoyed his time…

Rodney “Toddy” Todd Reagan, 56, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Select Specialty in Powell surrounded by his mother, sister, nieces, nephew and a few friends from the church he loved so well.

Roger Dale Maples, 58, Rutledge, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Roger was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church in Rutledge, Tennessee, and he was an avid fan of the Tennessee Volunteers.

Wanda Jean Snyder Simpson passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the home of her daughter.

Joshua “Steve” Frederick Hood, 36, Blaine, went to be with the Lord, September 6, 2021. He was a beloved dad, son and brother.

Michael Roger Cabbage, 59, Rutledge, went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 29. He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church, a retired farmer and an avid VOL fan.

Lillie Beatrice Coffey, 83, Washburn, Tennessee, was born December 23, 1937, and went home to be with the Lord Sunday, August 29, 2021. She was a member of Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Martha “Janice” Whitt, 75, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, surrounded by loved ones at her home. She grew up in Hawkins County and attended Church Hill High School.

Nancy Jo Bull Bresenham was born October 17, 1940, in the East Tennessee home of her sharecropper parents, Torrance and Annie Hipsher Bull. After graduating from Rutledge High School at age 16, she worked for two years at Standard Knitting Mill in Knoxville while taking classes at University…

Theresa Lynn, 66, Rutledge, went home to be with her loving Lord and Saviour Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Theresa was a member of Gospel View Freewill Baptist Church in New Market, Tennessee. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Robert Wilson Coffey, 37, formerly of Thorn Hill, passed away August 7, 2021. He was born September 9, 1983.

Geraldine Ellen Jones, 74, born February 17, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at her home surrounded by family.

John Eric Morgan, 53, Rutledge, Tennessee passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021 at his home.

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…

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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.