February 3, 2014

Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:01 am


Eddie Harold Heck, age 64, of Thorn Hill, passed away to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He was a member of Cool Branch Baptist Church. He was born on Sept. 6, 1949 to the late Coy and Clara Heck of Treadway.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda K. Heck and brother, Charlie Heck; sisters, Ruby Greene, Marie Heck, Rosa V. Trent and Bobbie Gordon and grandson, Eain Cage Heck.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Julie Heck; sisters, Pearl and Raymond Pearson, Bonnie and Willis Gordon, Nancy Setsor, Ella Mae Turnmire and Carolyn Collins; grandchildren, Jacob, Jillian, Jonah, Joshua, Ethan, Toxey, Jaylei, Zebadiah, Isabella, Eli Ryder, Seth Heck and Aleigha Neeley; brother-in-law and wife; JR and Gail Vaughn; several nieces and nephews; a host of special friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Cool Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Singleton, the Rev. J.R. South and the Rev. Lance Dalton officiating.

Special music will be provided by The Wolfe Family. Interment will follow in the Heck-Winstead Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be J. R. Vaughn, Ragen Singleton, Roger Dalton, Mike Ellison, Den Barnard, Bill Barnard and Kenneth Rasnic.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at the McNeil Funeral Home.

Arrangements by McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville.


Earnest Eugene “Gene” Hillyard, age 84, of Baneberry, passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Farrar Funeral Home in White Pine with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Graveside Interment will be in White Pine Cemetery following funeral service.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, White Pine.


Bonnie Jean Stump, age 73, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

Arrangements will be announced later by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown.


Robert “Chris” Wells, 42, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at his home in Morristown after a lingering illness.

Arrangements will be announced by Allen Funeral Home in Morristown. 


Betty Lou Beeler Winstead, age 80, of Russellville, died Jan. 31, 2014, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System following a massive stroke on Jan. 23. We will always remember the love from our Mom and Mammaw Betty.

Though greatly missed, we are comforted by faith. For in it we know that she has entered the peace and happiness that is prepared for us.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3 at Mayes Family Services, Downtown Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Meyers and the Rev. John Dalton officiating. Interment will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens.

Arrangements by Mayes Family Services of Morristown, Downtown Chapel.

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