January 7, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:36 am


Oliver Arnold “Jersey” “Pap” “Jerry” Arms, 91, of Bybee, born July 1, 1922, passed away Jan. 5, 2014. He retired from American Enka/BASF after 57 years of service with 50 of those years being perfect attendance.

He was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Allie Arms; brothers, Estes “Pete” Arms, Robert Lee Arms; sisters, Dorothy Jean Arms Andes, Betty Ruth Arms Smith.

He is survived by stepson, Darrell Owens of Oklahoma; brothers, Henry Jr. Arms of Morristown, Jessie Wayne Arms of Whitesburg, Oscar James Arms and wife, Anna Ruth of Bybee; niece, Brenda Ball of the home, great-great-niece, Nikki Williams; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Terry, Debbie and Heath Holt of Grainger County; Trish Haney of Baneberry; special friends, girls of Hayes Hill Café.

Visitation services will be Wednesday, Jan. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at Josephs Chapel Free Will Baptist Church on Kesling Road Bybee with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Eugene Hollifield officiating. Interment services will follow in Josephs Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.


Dorothy Jean Carson, 89, of Morristown passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Three Springs Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Birdie Parrott; husband, Robert W. Carson; son, Roger L. Carson; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Della M. (Dwayne) King; son, Jerry M. Carson; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Lois J. Carson; brothers, Lonnie Fawbush and George Parrott; sisters, Teodosia Svehla, Lorene Fawbush and Mary Faye Waller; and several nieces and nephews.

A private interment took place today.

Arrangements by Mayes Family Services of Morristown, Downtown Chapel.


Jewel “Judy” Howell Fain Cope, 73, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She was a long-time employee of Lear Corporation and a member of the UAW.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Howell; mother, Mary Helen Howell; brothers, Herman and Cloyce Howell; and sister, Mary Katherine Howell.

Survivors include her daughters, Robin (Stan) McPherson and Susan Lupo; grandchildren, Jordan Chase McPherson and Mathea Obadiah; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 in the chapel of Mayes Family Services, Downtown and the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Sunderland Cemetery.

Special thanks to Dr. John Horner and staff at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System and to The Heritage Center for their many years of care and support.

Arrangements by Mayes Family Services of Morristown, Downtown Chapel.


Brenda Vickie Greene Cox, 71, of Bean Station, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her residence.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.


Carolyn Ford, 66, of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord, Sunday morning, January 5, 2014 at her son’s residence. She was of the Primitive Baptist Faith. She was employed with the Burger Bar for many years.

She was preceded in death by husband, the Rev. Kenneth R. Ford; father, Edward Roberts; mother, Dorothy Roberts-Trent; brothers, Raymond Roberts and Jerry Glen Roberts.

She is survived by sons, Aubey (Andrea) Ford, Tobey (Rhonda) Ford, Jonathan (Adam Lewis) Ford, Edward (Melissa Helton) Ford; special daughters-in-law, April Ford and Lauressa Ford; grandchildren, Jonathon, Adriannia, Thomas, Elizabeth, Bladon, Nikita, Allie, Gunner, Genesis, Bella and Remington; sister, Kitty (Bill Mayer) McAdow; brother, William (Debbie) Trent; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff of UT home health and Caris Hospice for their care.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Christian-Sells Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Clifford Dalton and the Rev. Bob Bentley officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson Cemetery.

Arrangements by Christian-Sells Funeral Home.


Harry A. Harkey, 95, formerly of Morristown, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Fort Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Harkey.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Morristown and retired from American Enka.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Stetzer Funeral Home, Morristown.


Mildred Eugenia Carr McCravy, 81, of Newport, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Harold Carr Sr. and Mildred Aileen Linder Carr; a son, William Harold McCravy; a brother, John Harold Carr Jr.; and two stepsons, George McCravy Jr. and Clay McCravy.

She was a loyal member of Macedonia Baptist Church and a retiree of American Enka/BASF.

She is survived by her children, Kathy Jo McCravy of Newport; Ina Jane (Frank) Buntin of Springfield, Mass.; Anna Mae McCravy of Hayward, Calif. and Edward McCravy of Port Charlotte, Fla.; grandsons, Rashaan (Tammi) McCravy of Prairie, Texas; Maurice Buntin of Los Angeles, Calif.; Javon McCravy of Amityville, N.Y.; Chad Buntin of Springfiled, Mass.; and granddaughter, Jaida McCracy of Cromell, Conn.; three great-great-grandchildren, Aleena Holmes of Manassas, Va.; Amir and Avery McCravy of Prairie, Texas. She is also survived by her two devoted sisters, Kathryn A. Carr and Betty Jo Goodrum of Newport; stepdaughter, Thelma McCravy Clemson of Louisville, Ky. and daughter-in-law, Delores McMahan McCravy of Bedford, Mass. Mildred “Aunt Mim” is survived by her many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, including a special friends, Mr. Raymond Woods of Parrottsville.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 10 at Manes Funeral Home Chapel from 6 until 7 p.m., with funeral services to begin at 7 p.m. The Rev. Jesse L. Jones Jr., will be officiating.

Entombment will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Memorial Mausoleum in Dandridge.

Arrangements by Manes Funeral Home.


Naomi Woodruff Robison, 82, died peacefully at home on Jan. 5, 2014. Having grown up in Carrollton, Ga., she spent most of her adult life in Griffin, Ga. before moving to Jefferson City in 1994.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles Robison; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Priscilla Jefcoat and Keith Jefcoat of Gainesville, Ga. and Donna Rickman, RN and Jeff Rickman of Talbott; three grandchildren, Vince Rickman and wife, Jenny Rickman of Talbott, Kathy Conway and Chris Jefcoat, both of Gainesville, Ga., and five great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Leadvale Baptist Church in White Pine where her husband has served as pastor and senior adult minister, except for a short period, since 1994.

Funeral services will be held at Leadvale Baptist Church on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. with visitation beginning at 4 p.m. The Rev. Charlie Harkleroad, Leadvale Baptist pastor, will officiate.

The family requests that friends make donations to the Leadvale Baptist Church building fund in lieu of flowers.

Burial will be on Friday at 11 a.m. in Hillcrest Cementary in Dandridge.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home of White Pine.


Taylor Scout Smith, 12, of Johnson City, danced into heaven on Jan. 5, 2014. She was born in Portland, Ore. on March 6, 2001. She attended Liberty Bell Middle School. She was a part of the EPIC club at Grandview Elementary School. Also, she was a member of the scholars bowl with Washington County 4-H.

She had been an actress at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre and presently active in her church youth group, Nameless, from Hosanna Fellowship in Johnson City. Above all else, she was in love with Jesus and all of his creation-including you.

Her father, Tim Smith, aka “Cha-Cha,”mother, Ellen Smith, aka “Cha-Ma-Haw” and brother, Judah as well as a large family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends remain to honor Taylor’s life and memory.

There will be a memorial service at Hosanna Fellowship on Jan. 8 at 715 Sunset Dr. Johnson City, TN 37604 at 7 p.m. Receiving of friends will start at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, there can be donations made to a memorial fund established in Taylor’s memory care of Hosanna Fellowship at the address above. For more information please call the church office at 423-477-0774.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Northeast Tennessee.


Nina Grace Cantwell Styke passed away on Jan. 5, 2014 at the age of 97.

She was born on May 12, 1916 in Thorn Hill and lived most of her life in Hamblen County.

She attended Tusculum College from 1934-1936 before graduating from the University of Tennessee. She taught middle school in Hamblen County for 42 years. She was a member of St. Paul Presbyterian Church and was involved in many activities there during her life.

Nina was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Styke; her parents, David Crockett Cantwell and Ida Angeline Holt Cantwell; sisters, Lucille Cantwell and Mary Cantwell Ayers; brothers, William H. Cantwell and Harry M. Cantwell; sister-in-law, Wilma Holdway Cantwell and brother-in-law, Robert O. Mowell.

Nina is survived by her sister, Betty Cantwell Mowell and brother, David C. Cantwell Jr. and wife, Marion; brother-in-law, Victor Ayers, and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at Jarnagin Cemetery in Morristown A celebration of life will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Presbyterian Church with pastor, the Rev. Diana Moore officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 4540 St. Paul Road, Morristown, TN 37813.

Arrangements by Mayes Family Services of Morristown, Downtown Chapel.

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