Obituaries Published in October 13th Editon

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BEULAH MEREDITH BRIDGES

Beulah Meredith Bridges, 103, of Pioneer (Elk Valley) passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016 at her home.

She was a member and the last charter member of the Elk Valley First Baptist Church.

Beulah is preceded in death by: husband:

Lowell Bridges; parents: Sam and Lizzie Lawson Meredith; brother: Alonzo Meredith; nephews: Ray Meredith and Charles Meredith.

Survivors include: children: Sam Bridges and wife Sherieva, Elizabeth "Sissy" Elmore and husband Pete, Jerry Bridges and wife Sandra; grandchildren: Michael Jay Elmore, Terry Lee Elmore, Alane Goad, and Dewayne Bridges; great-grandchildren: Naomi and Jonathan Elmore, Leeann Adkins, Adam Goad and Danielle Carson; great-great-grandchildren: Colton Lee and Abram Elmore, Natalie Grace Michaels, Ariel Adkins, Mellie and Lindsay Carson; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 4 at 8 P.M. at Harp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Adam Hunley and Rev. Kenneth Ballard officiating.

Burial was held Wednesday, October 5 at 12 Noon in the Valley View Cemetery (Elk Valley) Pioneer.

Harp Funeral Home of Jellico was in charge of arrangements.

COSBY SEXTON

Cosby Sexton, 92, of Pioneer, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at his home. He was the son of Garfield and Lily West Sexton.

He worked as a miner; was a member of the Annadale Baptist Church for many years, and was a WWII Veteran of the United States Navy who lacked only a few miles floating all the way around the world before getting orders that turned the ship to go back in the other direction.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Pauline Laxton Sexton; sons: Lonnie and Alan Sexton; grandchildren: Tracy Boshears and James Keith Sexton; great grandchildren: A. J. Jeffers, Kenneth Isaac Bradley, Shenna Ann Sexton, and a few angel babies; sisters: Dessie Ellis, Ruth Terry and Velma Hutson; brothers: Chester, Glen and William Ray Sexton.

Survivors include his children: Jack and wife Chris, Coline West and husband Steve, Debra Chambers, Troy Sexton, Lloyd Sexton, Shirley Ellis, Boyd Sexton and wife Janette, Joyce Harness and husband Chester; grandchildren: Sonny Sexton, Toni Chalender, Jackie Estep, Robbie and Joe Sexton, Kevin (Sexton) Lowe, John Allred, Gail Harness, Zack Allred, Taisa Wagner, Steven West, Christina Asberry, Jamie Kennedy, Patricia Bush, Susan Chambers, Anthony Sexton, Lisa Jo Stephens, J. C. Sexton, Matthew Sexton, Jennifer Sexton, Adam Sexton, Josh Sexton, Jason Sexton, Tracey Boshears, Tony Sexton, Michael Sexton, Pamela Jeffers, Dillon Harness and Ken Harness; brother: Delmer Sexton; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

Graveside services were held Thursday, October 6 at 2 P.M. in the Laxton Cemetery with bro. Larry Ellis officiating. Full military honors were conducted by the American Legion Post #136 of Oneida.

Pallbearers were: Matthew and Anthony Sexton, Zack and John Allred and Dillon and Ken Harness.

Honorary pallbearers were: Toni Sexton, Gregg Botts and Rick Manning.

You may sign the online guest book at www.jonesandsonfh.net.

Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ARDILLIE HARNESS POSEY

Ardillie Harness Posey of Ditney Trail passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Emma Harness.

She was a member of the Capital Hill Baptist Church, but attended Antioch Baptist Church when she was able to go.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phelan Posey; daughter, Karen Posey; son, Dale Posey; parents, Lee Roy and Emma Harness; and two brothers, Billy Gene and Dana Harness.

Survivors include her children, Delores Kirby, Gloria Hunley, Darren Posey, and Tammy Hutson and husband, Randy; special daughter-in-law, Sandy Posey; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Rosie Massey; four brothers, Marion Lee, Luther Cade, Odell and Thurman Harness; special caregiver for three years and best friend, Mary Branim; loved like her daughters, Tina Harness, Mary Branim, Jean Day, and Shane Massengale; and loved like her sons, her curly, Mike Day, and Darrell Harness; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service were conducted Saturday, October 8 at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with bro. Pete Norman, bro. Carlie Duncan, and bro. Tyler Hutson officiating. Music was provided by Sara Byrd and the Antioch Church Singers.

Interment followed in the Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fairview.

Pallbearers were: Randy Byrge, Darrell Harness, Mike Day, John Kirby, Mikey Posey, Tyler Hutson, Cade McKamey, and Lucas McKamey.

Honorary pallbearers were: Adam Hunley, Kenny Gibson, Danny Gibson, and Christopher Kirby.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

JEWEL CHITWOOD

Jewel Chitwood, 98, of Winfield, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Huntsville Manor.

A beautiful difference one life was made for so many people. It is never easy to sum up a long life or the impact that Jewel Chitwood made while on this earth in a few short words of tribute.

Throughout her almost 99 years, she was known as an extraordinary woman. She was so deeply devoted to her family and was, in the true sense of the word, a matriarch.

She brought kindness to everything she did. She had unsurpassed work ethic and morals instilled the same upon her children and grandchildren. She believed hard work was a pleasure and insisted that her children adopt this theory.

She was always embarrassed by her lack of formal education. What she lacked in formal education, she made up for in common sense. She just always knew the right thing to do and how to do it. She was always confident that she was right.

She raised her children in the church learning to know and serve the Lord and to stay busy every day. So much so, that even today and her their senior, they feel guilty taking a much needed time of rest, because their mother never did. She continued to go strong until late 2015 when she had a bad fall that changed everything for her and everyone that loved her.

We can remember, when our daddy, her husband Glen Chitwood, was alive, he called her from the kitchen one Sunday morning and said with his unforgettable grin "I've been reading about you in the Bible". "You have? What did it say?" He turned to Proverbs 31 10-31 and read to her about the Virtuous Woman.

Jewel joined the Pine Grove Baptist Church at age 12 and remained a faithful member there her entire life. She was their oldest member at the time of passing.

Jewel was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and LeNora Blevins Loudin; husband Glen Chitwood; sisters: Wahlen Chitwood, Cora Sharp, Ora May, Ruby Mayse, Marie Stanley; brothers: Gilbert Loudin, Ausby Loudin; sons-in-law: Marshall Chitwood, Charles Coffey, John Carter; many other friends and other family members.

Survivors include her birth children: Joyce Chitwood and husband Oley, Brenda Carter, George Chitwood and wife Sheila, Roger Chitwood and fiancé and Jewel's special caregiver Linda; foster children: Pauline and her children and grandchildren, Pearl and her children and grandchildren, and JoAnne; birth grandchildren: Julie Murphy Jones, Victor Chitwood, Wes Chitwood, Cory Chitwood, Troy Chitwood; other grandchildren: Gussie Hall and Michella Stephens; great grandchildren: Nicole Girage, Kara Girage and her son Pierce, Tyler Kuhn, Casey Kidd, Ashley and her children Jordan and his children Jake Chitwood, Ashton Stephens, and Eaon Ellis; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 6 at 10:30 A.M. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Graveside services followed at the Chitwood Cemetery in Winfield with bro. Dale Smith officiating.

You may sign the online guest book at www.jonesandsonfh.net.

Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

MARY ELLA ROBBINS BURRESS

Mary Ella Robbins Burress, 89, of Helenwood, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Solomon and Mary Robbins.

Ella lived in the Helenwood Community where she was a hairdresser for many years; and was a member of the Low Gap Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband: Earl Burress; brothers: Leabert Robbins, Arthur Robbins and Jasper Robbins; sisters: Cassie Ross, Lyda Jeffers, Nora Stanley, Ernie Hughett and Ruby Robbins Shoemaker Walker.

Survivors include her son: Roger Burress; daughter-in-law: Cynthia Cefawn Burress; two grandchildren: Roger Dale (Jordan) Burress II, and Cynthia Lauren Sikes; as well as many other family members and friends.

Friends visited with the Burress family Friday October 7 from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home.

A private graveside service followed in the Fairview Cemetery.

You may sign the online guest book at www.jonesandsonfh.net.

Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

GLEN BERNARD MAYS

Glen Bernard Mays, 83, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Glen was the son of the late Dilbert and Ruby Louden Mays.

He was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents Glen is also preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma German and Gastene Posey; one brother, Howard Mays.

Survivors include four children, Bobby Mays and wife Sandy, Mitchell Mays and wife Sandra, Jeffery Mays and Stephanie Bertram; two brothers, James and Art Mays; one sister, Nora Duncan; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; special friend, Earlene George.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 7 at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with bro. Melvin Stephens officiating.

Interment followed in the Hazel Valley Memorial Cemetery.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

PANSY M. HALL BLEVINS

Pansy M. Hall Blevins, 78, of Scott County passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones, Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

Pansy was of the Baptist faith, an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #5669 of Oneida, Tennessee, the American Legion, a gifted seamstress, wonderful cook, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She left this life as she lived it, graceful and dignified.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David Hall and Lucy Lavender Hall; infant daughter, Rhonda Kay Ward; five brothers, five sisters, and grandson, James Michael Blevins.

Survivors include her husband, James Roscoe Blevins, Sr. of Oneida; children, Dwayne Ward of Louisville, KY, Terrie Lynn Lawson and husband, Roger, of Magnolia, Delaware, Rocky Blevins and wife, Shelly, of Louisville, KY, Valerie Crees and husband, Justin, of Louisville, KY, and Berlinda Stockdale and husband, Phillip, of Louisville, KY; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Dixie Brooks of Englewood, OH, and Bea Foster of Gardner, Illinois; many nieces, nephews, and special friends, Susie Taylor and Geneva Vanhook of Oneida; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 9 at 3 P.M. in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the Blevins Family Cemetery.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

JOE A. LOWE

Joe A. Lowe, 69, of Fairview, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home. He was the son of the late Clate and Ernie Lowe.

Joe was a member of the Smokey Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Jackie Lowe and Tommy Lowe; mother and father-in-law: Jackson and Rachel Smithers.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Lowe of Fairview; children: Doyle Lowe and wife Bobbie of Jacksboro, Darrell Lowe and wife Tiffany of Norma; brothers and sisters: Girleane Stephens of Knoxville, Bessie White and husband Gene of Albany, Indiana, Della Johnson of Dunkirk, IN, Bertha Phillips and husband Homer of Wartburg, Bernetta Grayson of Eaton, IN, Lacy Lowe and wife Rose of Smokey, TN; grandchildren: Josh McCullah, Lacey Kay Lowe, Jessica McCullah, Joseph Lowe, Thomas McCullah, Jacob Lowe, Toby Lowe, Noah Lowe, Jermiah Lowe; special friends: Doyle Human and Mac Lloyd; several nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved family.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 8 at 7 P.M, in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville with bro. Michael Ray Jeffers and bro. Donald Smithers officiating. Music was provided by J. C. and Geneva Lloyd.

Graveside services were held Sunday, October 9 at 12 Noon at the Fairview Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were: Lacy Lowe, Hugh Laxton, Chris Hudson, Lance Lowe, Kelly Lowe and Joseph Lowe.

Honorary pallbearers were: Jacob Lowe, Toby Lowe, Noah Lowe, Jermiah Lowe and Thomas McCullah.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to: Joe A. Lowe Memorial Fund, c/o Four Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 410, Huntsville, TN 37756.

You may light a candle tribute in his honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of the arrangements.

BETTY LOUISE PEMBERTON

Betty Louise Pemberton, 78, of Robbins passed away Friday, October 07, 2016 at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. She was the daughter of the late C.E and Martha Florence West Storey.

She was a member of the New River Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Hoover Pemberton; sisters, Maxine Evans, Shelia (Tootsie) Bowling; brothers, Robert Storey, Paul Storey, Mack Storey, Claude Storey, Glen Storey, George Storey, Bill Storey and John Lee Storey.

Survivors include her children, Sherry Pemberton, and Tammy Pemberton Saffel and husband Phil; grandchildren, Phillip Seth Saffel, Sydney Lynne Saffel, and Cody Pemberton Saffel; great-grandson, Phillip Ellis Saffel; sister, Flossie Storey Hughett; and leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 9 at 5 P.M. at New River Missionary Baptist Church with bro. Kermit Phillips and bro. Curtis Phillips officiating.

Burial followed in the Storey Cemetery.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ZOEY FAITH GOAD

Zoey Faith Goad born October 7, 2016 in Knoxville at UT Medical Center passed away surrounded by loved ones while being the miracle her mommy and daddy had prayed for along with family and friends.

Zoey Faith was baptized while in the hands of her mother and father shortly after her passing. Zoey Faith not only brought her parents together for this journey, but her community as well.

She was the daughter of Seth and Maranda Woodward Goad.

She was preceded in death by her uncle, Brandon Timothy Woodward; great grandfather, Dorum West and many other family members on both sides.

Survivors include her parents, Seth and Maranda Woodward Goad; sisters, Mahria and Shailee Goad; grandparents, Tim and Peggy Woodward, Doug and Lora Goad; uncle, Daniel Goad; aunt, Meagan Woodward; great-grandparents, Estal and Valrie Woodward, Helen West, Josephine West, Lester and Shenia Lawson, Jerry and Sheree Goad; great-great-grandparents, Bud and Reda Crowley; cousin, Braylee, Jazlyn and Brennon; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 11 at 8 P.M. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with bro. Chase Lay and bro. Dewayne Lawson officiating.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, October 12 at 12 Noon.

You may sign the online guest book at www.jonesandsonfh.net.

Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

BEVERLY VIRGINIA MOORE JEFFERS

Beverly Virginia Moore Jeffers, 43, of Winfield, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at North Knoxville Medical Center in Powell. She was the daughter of Kathal Stephens and the late Curtis Moore, Sr.

Besides her father, she was preceded in death by grandparents: Hurstle and Della Stephens and John and Mary Moore.

Survivors include her daughters: Tiffany Foster and Jason of Oneida; Lesheay Jeffers of Oneida, Kelsey King of Winfield; son: Dakota Foster and Brittany of Oneida; brothers: Johnny Moore and Linda of Parkers Lake, KY, Bruce and Linda Moore of Ringgold, GA, Curtis (Jr.) Moore and Jeannie of Winfield, Quinton Moore and Nickie of Oneida; sisters: Violet Raines of Oneida, Qula Kay and Bill Stephens of Winfield, Melissa and Jr. Ryan of Winfield; grandchildren: Jason and Aaliyah Chitwood of Winfield; special friends: Anthony Terry and Billy Jeffers; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.

Friends may visit with the Jeffers family on Thursday, October 13 from 12 Noon until time of funeral service at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Burial will be held in the New Light Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

You may sign the online guest book at www.jonesandsonfh.net.

Jones & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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