September 29, 2013
DONALD E. ACUFF
Donald E. Acuff, age 77, of Jefferson City, passed away at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. He was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from North American Phillips with 40 years of service, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Lillie Acuff; brother, Bill Acuff; sister, Lorene Whitaker.
He is survived by loving wife of 54 years, Ann Acuff; daughter, Susie Acuff of Greeneville; son, Gene (Hope) Acuff of Jefferson City; grandson, Nick Acuff of Jefferson City; several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for a 2 p.m. graveside funeral service. Friends may call at their convenience at the home. Special thanks to UT Hospice of Morristown for their loving care given to Donald during his sickness.
Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. PO Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939-9910, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home In Jefferson City.
WILLIAM HENRY ‘BILL’ BARNES JR.
William Henry (Bill) Barnes Jr., age 53, of Russellville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Delia “Darlene” Barnes; parents, William Henry Sr. and Ida Faye Barnes; brother, Harrison Eidson; nephew, Glenn Harris Jr.
He is survived by his stepson, Randy McCravey; sisters, Robin Lambert, Shirley Harris, Patsy Darlene Barnes, Lisa Eidson and Jennie Eidson; brother, Carl Barnes; brother-in-laws, Ronnie (Lorine) Young and Johnny (Terri) Young.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. at the House of the Lord Jesus Christ Church on Shannon’s Little Mountain Rd. in Morristown with the Rev. Janie Fox officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family.
Arrangements by Stetzer Funeral Home, Morristown.
BEVERLY JOAN MULHOLLAND BROWN
Beverly Joan Mulholland Brown, age 79, of Morristown, passed away in her sleep Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at her home. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on Feb. 1, 1934.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Morristown, where she enjoyed the many Bible studies she attended and her Sunday school class. In her later years, she was very appreciative of the support and visits from many church members and friends.
She grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and received a degree in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia. She lived many years in Kingsport where she and former husband, Robert H. Brown, raised their four children. After her children were grown, she lived and practiced occupational therapy in Toccoa, Ga. and Nashville before moving to Morristown. Her favorite activities included traveling, playing bridge and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Stanford and Florence Mulholland and brother-in-law, Gael Bright.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. S. Grant Mulholland of Philadelphia, Pa.; her sister, Kathy Bright of Kingsport; children, Andrew (Carolyn) of Winston Salem, N.C., Stephen (Cathy) of Morristown, Hayes (Marika) of Silver Spring, Md. and Christopher (Carol Ann) of Chuckey; and eight grandchildren, Maggie, Walton, Lindsay, Madeline, Emma, Audrey, Rowan and Grant.
Visitation for family and friends will be 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the First United Methodist Church, Morristown and a memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. with Dr. Charles Starks officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Morristown.
Arrangements by Mayes Family Services of Morristown, Downtown Chapel.
Mr. A.J. Campbell, of Newport, born Feb. 29, 1948, passed away Sept. 27, 2013 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 until the funeral at 8 p.m. at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.
DANIEL BRUCE CHURCHMAN
Daniel Bruce Churchman, 77, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. He was born and raised on the Bruce Century Farm of Jefferson County, where he was able to live and enjoy most of his days.
Daniel graduated from Maury High School in 1954, attended Carson-Newman for a short while and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Following an overseas tour of duty, he returned home and married Dolores Dot Lindsey. Daniel was retired from the Appalachian Electric Cooperative of Jefferson City and was a regular visitor at the Jefferson Farmer’s Market Co-op, from 3 to 5 p.m. like clock work.
He is survived by his daughter, Lynn Churchman Strange of Maryville; grandchildren, Taylor Cameron Strange and Hannah Elizabeth Strange of Maryville; special family members, Jeffrey C. Lindsey; Ross Lindsey; Greg and Denise Lindsey and family; Teresa Lindsey Douglas, all of New Market; Terri and William Seals and family of Talbott; Scott and Judd Stapleton; Albert and Celeste Blackburn; Bill Deaderick and Jeff Washer, all of Jefferson City. He is also survived by his co-op gang past and present and the “regular loafers,” the late Lloyd Schrader, Aaron Alder, Sam Moore, Dakota Write, Daniel Phillips, Larry Whaley, Daryll Foster and Lawrence Masters.
Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Fielden Chapel with Dr. Paul Brewer officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. Monday in Hebron Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at Fielden Funeral Home in New Market.
Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home in New Market.
MARKUS ‘DREW’ HARRELL
Markus “Drew” Harrell, age 17, of Talbott, passed away Sept. 25, 2013 at U.T. Medical Center. Drew was a sweet boy loved by so many.
He was preceded in death by grandfather, Issac Courtney of Morristown; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I.N. (Doris) Courtney of Morristown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Betty) Boley of New Market; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Mary) Harrell, of Bean Station; great-grandfather, Bruce Winstead of Bean Station; great-step-grandfather, James Woods of Morristown; great-aunt, Kay Winstead Watson of Jefferson City; great-uncle, Eddie Winstead of Rutledge.
He is survived by mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Kerry (Sheranna) Harbin of Morristown; father, Mark Harrell of Newport; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Linda Noe) Oaten of Talbott and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh (Patsy) Harrell of Bean Station; step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don (Brenda) Harbin of Morristown; great-grandmother, Jane Winstead Woods of Bean Station; special aunts and uncles, Mr. Michael (Ginnie) Mitchell of Benton, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Bob (Marilyn) Winstead of Bean Station and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy (Terry) Harrell of Bean Station. Drew leaves a lot of cousins, especially Georgia, Hayden and Olivia. They loved him so much.
The family will receive friends 4 – 6 pm, Sunday, Sept. 29 at Mayes Family Services, West Chapel with funeral services to follow 6 p.m. with the Rev. Jeffery Sinnamon officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 30 in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Tony Martin, Lucas Watson, Jimmy Harrell, Jeff Harbin, Don Harbin and Bobby Boley and honorary pallbearer, Charles Oaten.
Arrangements by Mayes Family Services of Morristown, West Chapel.
BRENDA SUE MULLINS
Brenda Sue Mullins, 59, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Mount Avenue Church of God.
She was preceded in death by husband, Paul H. Mullins.
She is survived by son, Chris Chamberlain; grandchild, Tyler Chamberlain; sisters, Pearlie Moody and Martha Reichenback; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Monday at Fielden Chapel with the Rev. Gary Stiles officiating. Intement will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Jefferson Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service at Fielden Funeral Home in New Market.
Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home in New Market.
BIRDIE (CARR) ROYSTON
Birdie (Carr) Royston, age 96, of Sneedville, passed away suddenly and peacefully Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Hancock County Manor Nursing Home, with her beloved son by her side. She was saved at an early age and joined Union Missionary Baptist Church. She faithfully attended Ida’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church until her health declined.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Royston; parents, M.L. and Geneva (Brewer) Carr; daughter, Barbara Jean Royston and three infant children.
Survivors include; son, Grady Royston and wife, Phyllis; grandchildren, Ritchie Royston and Rodney Royston and wife, Gail; a host of family and friends to mourn her passing.
The family would like to extend a special thank you and recognition to care giver, Deanna Dalton, the staff of Hancock Manor Nursing Home, the staff of Welmont and Takoma Hospitals, the staff of Amedisys Home Health Care, Dr. John Short and Janie Storm.
The family will received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the McNeil Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Ida’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Davis, the Rev. Ronald Rosenbalm and the Rev. Jim Seals officiating. Special music will be provided by Brenda and Fred Reed. Interment will follow in the Royston Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Doug Garland, Carter Collins, Rodney Royston, Ritchie Royston, J.C. Waddell and Larry Stapleton.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ira Brock and Scott Collins.
Arrangements by McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville.
ROBERT ALAN SPRINKLE
Robert Alan Sprinkle, age 60, of Morristown, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System following a brief illness. He was a member of Noe’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his son, Dusty Lee Sprinkle and father, Robert R. Sprinkle.
He is survived by his daughter, Misty (Jeff) Bales and grandson, Dakota Lee Bales; mother, Mary S. Sprinkle, all of Morristown; brother, Dean (JoAnn) Sprinkle of Evergreen, Colo.; aunts, Jennie and Ora Sluder of Alexander, N.C.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Alan loved spending time in the mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina and Colorado. He was a loving father and friend. He will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 in the chapel of Stetzer Funeral Home. A service will follow with the Rev. Dennis Loy officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Autism Society of East Tennessee or a charity of your choice in Alan’s name.
Arrangements by Stetzer Funeral Home, Morristown.
MELANIE STARR PINKSTON STAPLETON
Melanie Starr Pinkston Stapleton, age 47, of Talbott, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at her residence.
Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Henagar officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30 at Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the services at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.
GEORGE L. SUSONG
George L. Susong, age 82, of Parrottsville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 after a lengthy illness. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Forest Hill Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in the Korean War.
During his lifetime, he worked in community services and a long time farmer, loving father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lilly Susong; brother, James, Roy, Randall Susong; sister, Margret Neil; and special niece, Jane Susong.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alma Susong; sons, Curtis (Elvia) Susong of New Braunfels, Texas and Philip L. Susong of Parrottsville; daughters, Debra Susong of Parrottsville and Lisa Susong Pratt of Mosheim; brothers, Ralph (Joan) Susong of Morristown and Joe (Shirley) Susong of Bybee; sister, Hattie (Wayne) White of Morristown; grandchildren, Ben (Christy) Susong of Bean Station, Cynthia Susong of Texas, Jessica Pratt (U.S. Army Specialist Chris Thomas) and Lucas Pratt of Mosheim, Celina and Andy Hernandez of Texas; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Jaycee Susong; Aaron Albright and Mario Soto; special nephew, Jimmy Susong of Morristown; and special niece, Janie (Lou) Robinson of Indiana; many other nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff of Mountain Home VA Center and James H. Quillen Veterans Medical Center, Mountain Home.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Manes Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Clevenger and the Rev. Mike Brooks officiating. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30 at Forest Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday prior to funeral service.
Arrangements by Manes Funeral Home.