February 21, 2014

Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:27 am

DEWEY L. BALES

Dewey L. Bales, 90, of Morristown, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 with his family by his side.

Entombment services were held today at 11 a.m. at Hamblen Memory Gardens by the Morristown Police Department and Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard.

Arrangements by Stetzer Funeral Home, Morristown.

BILLY DEAN COX

Billy Dean Cox, 78, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. He was a member of Lakemoore Church of God. Billy was a 1954 graduate of Morristown High School and was active in the alumni group. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was an avid amateur radio operator using the call letters WA4FNY and was retired from Burroughs Corporation and Magnavox.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mildred Cox of Morristown.

Billy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Walker Cox; daughter, Deana (Kirk) Triemer of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Col. James N. (Chrysta) Cox of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Courtney Triemer  (Jim) Darling, Garrett Cox, Lyndsey Cox, Ethan Cox; great-grandchildren, Molly Marie Darling; brother, Bud Cox of Morristown; and Billy’s nephew, Mark Cox who has been a special blessing to the family.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. at Lakemoore Church of God. The Rev. Robert Carpenter will officiate. The TN Army National Guard will render military honors following the funeral service. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Graceland Memorial Park in Greenville, S.C. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church prior to the services.

Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home.

DOLORES MAE FOUNTAIN DAVIS

Dolores Mae Fountain Davis, 84, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center.

A celebration of her life will be held at Westside Chapel Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Iowa City Memorial Gardens in Iowa at a later date.

Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.

STEPHANIE MICHELLE MOORE

STEPHANIE MICHELLE MOORE

STEPHANIE MICHELLE MOORE

Stephanie Michelle Moore, 48, of Morristown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at Tennova Residential Hospice in Knoxville. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sonja Ann Goins; and grandparents, Otis and Frances Kyle.

She is survived by her son, Jordan Kyle; grandchildren, Holly and Hazel Kyle; brothers, Mikey (Jamie) Goins, Scott (Shirley) Kyle and Randall (Melinda) Kyle; sister, Denise Patterson of Knoxville; uncles, Dennis (Evelyn) Kyle and Don (Venita) Kyle; great-uncle, Frank Kyle; great-aunt, Mildred Cunningham; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Rock of Ages Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.

CARLOS JOSE RIVERA

Carlos Jose Rivera, 48, of Morristown passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Lakeway Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his mother, Charlotte Castro; sisters, Karren Hagelgans-Holloway, Donna Hagelgans and Carla Rivera; brothers, Luis Hagelgans, Edwin Hagelgans and Rafael Rivera; daughters, Victoria and Carly; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

The family is planning a private memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements by Mayes Family Services of Morristown, Downtown Chapel.

JANI MICHELLE ROGERS

Jani Michelle Rogers, 44, of Falls City, Neb., formerly of Morristown, received her Heavenly reward on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2014 after courageously battling Stage 4 cancer for almost five years. She was of the Baptist faith and a dedicated member of Trinity Chapel Independent Baptist Church in Bean Station.

Jani was saved at the age of 34 and was a devout Christian. She was an incredibly loving and caring person. Jani was truly an inspiration to anyone who was blessed to know her, whether directly or indirectly. She would do anything for anyone who needed her, very often allowing her own needs to go unsatisfied.

Her greatest goal in life was to see others saved whether it was family, friends or total stranger. Although she was plagued with multiple health issues throughout her life even before the cancer diagnosis, she never lost faith and was always a beacon for the Lord.

Jani is survived by her husband of 24 years, James “Jimmy” Rogers; children, Randi (Mark) Mosiman, Jake (Bailey) Rogers and Nick Rogers, all of Falls City, Neb. She was blessed to see the gift of her five grandchildren, Kayelee, Angel and Elias Mosiman, Bently and Ellie Rogers. She is also survived by her parents, John and Kathy Nissen; grandfather, Lee Story, all of Kennedy, N.Y.; brothers, Tim (Laura) Nissen of Kodak and Joe Nissen of White Pine; mother-in-law, Victory “Dawn” Rogers of Falls City, Neb.; two nephews, two nieces; her church family, extended family and a host of friends. She’s also survived by her two closest friends, Wendie Clark of Lincoln, Neb. and Lynne Beckley of White Pine.

She will be sorely missed by everyone.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 beginning at 7 p.m. at Trinity Chapel Independent Baptist Church, 372 Hwy 25E, Bean Station with the Rev. Tommy Beckley and the Rev. Dallas Tharp officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the church in her memory.

Arrangements by Dorr & Clark Funeral Home in Falls City, Neb.

BRENDA ANN SIMPSON-HALE

BRENDA ANN SIMPSON-HALE

BRENDA ANN SIMPSON-HALE

Brenda Ann Simpson-Hale, 64, of Fayetteville, Ga., entered eternal life on Jan. 31, 2014, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. She was born on Oct. 3, 1949, to Curtis and Bertha Mae Simpson of Morristown.

A long-time member of the World Changers International Church in Atlanta, Ga., Brenda was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. She was a remarkable woman who was admired by many throughout her life.

A former resident of Knoxville and Houston, Texas, she enjoyed a successful telecommunications career in corporate America before retiring early to become an entrepreneur. She also spent a lot of time doing the things she loved like sewing, interior design, cooking and enjoying her golfing community. She was an avid reader, writer, traveler and student of the Bible.

Brenda Ann’s spirit is carried on by her husband, Robert Hale, her two children, Russel Dion and Shonda Michelle; stepsons and stepdaughter, Kimario Hale, Dimingo Hale, Jason Hale and Jacquette Hale; her grandchildren, Carson Vernon Samuel Williamson III (10), Russel Dion Cuberson, Jr. (RJ – 1) Desmund Joseph Beasley (15) and Kwest Nahji Hale (2); her surviving sister, Vickie Lynn Tyler and her daughter-in-law, Glenikka Cuberson and son-in-law, Vernon Samuel Williamson Jr., her father-in-law, Mr. Robert E. Hale Sr., brothers-in-law, Carl Hale, William Hale and Freddie Hale; her sisters-in-law, Delores Singleton and Linda Wade; her nieces, Media Simpson and Nicole Thompson; her nephew, Scott Simpson and an extended family of relatives and friends from every walk of life.

She has reunited with her parents; her sister, Jackie; and her first two children, Brenda Denise and Scott Eugene.

For those of us that she has left behind, she made an indelible imprint on our hearts.

The family would like to thank the Holston Valley Medical Center staff, family and special friends who have assisted in any way. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Dockery Funeral Home, followed by the memorial service at 2 p.m. The Rev. Carl Bragg will be officiating.

Arrangements by Dockery Funeral Home in Morristown.

BESSIE THOMSON

Bessie Thomson, 92, of Morristown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at Jefferson City Health and Rehab. She was the wife of the late William “Willo” Thomson. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

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

BEULAH MAE WHITEHEAD

Beaulah Mae Whitehead, 84, of Morristown, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith and retired from Magnavox.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael W. Miller; grandson, Matthew Miller; parents, William and Bertie Holt; and brother, Carl W. Holt.

She is survived by her husband, John Whitehead; sons, Robert (Jewel) Miller of Cookeville, William Miller of Asheville, N.C.; daughter, Barbara (Gerald) Hew of Williamsburg, Va.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four step-children; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. The Rev. Kenneth Peacock will officiate. Interment will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the services.

Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home.

BOBBY GENE ‘PIG’ WILBURN

BOBBY GENE 'PIG' WILBURN

BOBBY GENE ‘PIG’ WILBURN

Bobby Gene “Pig” Wilburn, 79, of Mohawk, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at his residence after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Mr. Wilburn retired from Lea or Ladd Industries in Morristown, where he was known as “Pig” Wilburn.

Mr. Wilburn was a member/Deacon of Philippi Baptist Church where he attended while his health permitted. He was saved in his early 30s. He was a wonderful husband and father. He loved building bird houses and swings, farming and gardening.  He was a loving and caring man that was always ready to talk to anyone that would listen. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, church members and everyone who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Dellie and Flossie Wilburn; brother, Ed Wilburn; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Wilburn.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Pearl Wilburn; children, Joe and Kim Wilburn, Penny and Robbie Williams, Bobbie and Chris Broyles and Brandy and Lynn Weston, Jackie and Sammy Voiles, Jimmie and Terri Glasscock and Jerry and Marsha Glasscock; grandchildren, Bailey Broyles, Zoe Wilburn, Emma Wilburn, Bo Voiles, Tammy Keith, LeAnne Maness and Luke Glasscock; and several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

The family sends a special thanks to Smoky Mountain Hospice.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at Philippi Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Ricketts and the Rev. Larry Miller officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will follow at Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Weston, Robbie Williams, Chris Broyles, Bailey Broyles, Chris McCamey Bo Voiles and Luke Glasscock. Vada Knight will be singing, “What a time in Heaven and Zoe Wilburn (granddaughter) will be singing, “Because He loves me.” 

Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.

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