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Frances DeFord McClellan
Frances DeFord McClellan, age 91, of Loudon, formerly of Tellico Plains, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at home with her family by her side. She was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. Frances worked hard to help provide for her family, retiring from Viskase Corporation... Read More
McGill Click Funerals & Cremations
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 24, 2022.
Ben Veach
Ben Veach, age 67, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at his home. He loved playing and watching basketball, especially college ball, and coached children's baseball and basketball in Michigan for many years. Ben also loved bowling. In the past, he was a member... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 24, 2022.
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Gregory Scott Clower
Gregory Scott Clower, age 58, of Greenback, realized the fullness of his faith and entered the presence of the Lord on Jan. 21, 2022, following a brief illness. Greg was born on April 19, 1963, in Sweetwater. Greg will be remembered as a "Gentle Giant" for his servant's heart, his... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 23, 2022.
Saturday, January 22, 2022
William Francis Ryan Sr. (Bill)
USN retired BMCS MDV William (Bill) Francis Ryan Sr., age 71, of Vonore, Tennessee passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Bill was surrounded by his wife, Melba, daughter, Amy, stepdaughter, Andrea, stepson, Billy, a host of friends, and his dogs, Smokey and... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 22, 2022.
Friday, January 21, 2022
Ricky Lee Dockery
Ricky Lee Dockery, age 56, of Coker Creek, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at Sweetwater Hospital. Ricky touched the lives of so many through his work as a lineman at Fort Loudon Electric Cooperative and lifelong friendships. He was preceded in death by: his... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 21, 2022.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Wanda Sue Witt
Wanda Sue Witt, age 82, of Conyers, Georgia, passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at the home. Sue was originally from Sandy Lane in Monroe County. She is survived by: her husband of 64 years, Gerald (Buddy) O. Witt; Two sons, Jeffery Witt and wife Amy, of Union, South Carolina... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Tellico Plains
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 18, 2022.
Monday, January 17, 2022
James Albert Duckett
James Albert Duckett, age 93, of Alcoa, Tennessee, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. He was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Monroe County, Tennessee, growing up in Vonore. He graduated from Vonore High School and Hiwassee College, where he enjoyed playing on the baseball... Read More
McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Inc
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 17, 2022.
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Shirley Ann Richesin Raby
Shirley Ann Richesin Raby, of Philadelphia, passed away at Wood Village of Sweetwater on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Mrs. Shirley retired after 44 years of nursing service at Sweetwater Hospital Association. She was preceded in death by: her beloved husband of 56 years, Austin Raby... Read More
Kyker Funeral Homes - Sweetwater
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 16, 2022.
Monday, January 10, 2022
Beverly Lynn Mason
Beverly Lynn Mason, age 60, of Madisonville, passed away at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at her home. She was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Richard Ellis Sr. and Mildred Lucille McMillan; and sister, Dr. Brenda Raper. Survivors... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 10, 2022.
Billy G. "Bill" Vinson
Billy G. ("Bill") Vinson, the first, passed away on Dec. 16, 2021, at the very young age of 63. Bill was born in Town Creek, Alabama, on Oct. 7, 1958, to Jean Hagood Guthrie and Bobby B. Vinson. Bill graduated from Sweetwater High School and married his high school sweetheart, Linda... Read More
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 10, 2022.
James Warren "Jim" Wine
James "Jim" Warren Wine, age 90, of Madisonville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at home with his sons by his side. Jim retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years and service in Korea and Vietnam. After retiring from his military service, he was superintendent... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 10, 2022.
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Rossie R. Watson
Rossie R. Watson, age 91, of Madisonville, passed away at 4:02 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at home. She was a member of Notchey Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, watching U.T. ballgames and the Atlanta Braves baseball. She was preceded in death by: her son, Gerold... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 9, 2022.
Friday, January 7, 2022
Jesse Ross Henry
Jesse Ross Henry passed away on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, surrounded by family. Jesse worked at Bowater for 41 years. He enjoyed fishing and was a Tennessee Vols fan; he also followed Peyton Manning over his career. Jesse was preceded in death by: his parents, Ira and Lucy Henry; brothers... Read More
Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 7, 2022.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
David Lynn Brown
David Lynn Brown, age 65, of Madisonville, passed away at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Westmoreland Health & Rehab in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by: his wife and mother of Crystal, Susan Ann Chapman Brown; his parents, Eugene and Irene Elrod Brown; and his brothers-in-law... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 5, 2022.
Dr. Brenda Kaye Raper
Dr. Brenda Kaye Raper, age 58, of Greenback, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Blount Memorial Hospital after a hard-fought battle. Bren was employed at Sweetwater High School as the APEX coordinator and instructional coach. She was an educator, but also a life-long... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 5, 2022.
Monday, January 3, 2022
Henry Richard Pollard III (Rick)
Henry Richard (Rick) Pollard III passed away on Dec. 30, 2021, at the age of 70. Rick was born and raised in Knoxville and had lived in Sweetwater since 1993. Rick had a wonderful childhood with his parents, sister, grandparents, cousins, and friends. He enjoyed recounting their... Read More
Kyker Funeral Homes - Sweetwater
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 3, 2022.
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Adeline Browder Mason
Adeline Browder Mason, age 99, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Dec. 31, 2021. She was a life-long resident of Sweetwater. Adeline was the longest living member of Sweetwater United Methodist Church, which she attended and served faithfully her entire life. She... Read More
Kyker Funeral Homes - Sweetwater
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 2, 2022.
Katherine Emerson "Kat" Walker
Katherine "Kat" Emerson Walker, age 92, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was a faithful member of True Gospel Baptist Church in Sweetwater. She loved the Lord and her church family. She was preceded... Read More
Kyker Funeral Homes - Sweetwater
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 2, 2022.
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Ernest Lee Jones Sr.
Ernest Lee Jones Sr., age 73, of Lenoir City, passed away on Dec. 29, 2021. Ernest was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was retired from CVG in Vonore, where he worked for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by: his son, Keith Jones; and his parents, Vernon... Read More
Click Funeral Home
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 1, 2022.
Earl Austin Roberts
SFC (Ret.) Earl Austin Roberts, age 81, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Valley View Senior Life Center. Earl was born on March 23, 1940 in Madisonville, Tennessee, the son of Earl Martin and Reba Mildred (Self) Roberts. Earl served in the United... Read More
Johnson Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Jan. 1, 2022.
Monday, December 27, 2021
Ella Faye Moser
Ella Faye Moser, age 75, of Madisonville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at her home. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Paul Wayne Moser; parents, Virgil and Mary Ella Moses; brothers, Alan, Ralph, Junior, Earsel, Claude, Wesley, Joe, Ernie and Willard Moses; and... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 27, 2021.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Eda Marie Gentile Ciemania
Eda Marie Gentile Ciemania, age 101, of Coker Creek, passed away at 8:25 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at home. She was known as the "cookie lady" in many places. She was active in the Dorcas quilting group at Center Presbyterian Church and the Coker Creek chapter of Quilts For... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 22, 2021.
Steve Douglas Crowden
Steve Douglas Crowden, age 59, of Sweetwater, passed away at 1:11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was a member of Sweetwater House of Prayer. He was preceded in death by: his daughter, Ashley Tucker; mother, Frankie Gray Yearwood; and father, Charlie Crowden... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 22, 2021.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Marcus Lee Tyler Jr.
Marcus Lee Tyler Jr., age 83, of Madisonville, passed away at 9:36 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was born on Dec. 18, 1938. Marcus was the owner and operator of Tyler's Repair Service for 43 years. He was a member of Notchey Creek Baptist Church... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 20, 2021.
Saturday, December 18, 2021
James Don Barr
James Don Barr, age 81, of Madisonville and formerly Loudon County, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 16, 2021. Don was born to the late James Marion and Anna Mae (Franks) Barr in Madisonville. Don grew up in a farming community and continued to care for the animals and the... Read More
McGill Click Funerals & Cremations
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 18, 2021.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Kathleen Frank
Kathleen Frank, age 87, of Madisonville, widow of Billie Frank, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at her home. She was a good cook. She loved flowers and working crossword puzzles. She was a strong advocate for the education of handicapped children and loved all children. ... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 15, 2021.
Monday, December 13, 2021
Carol Lynn Carson Smith (Carolyn)
Carol Lynn (Carolyn) Carson Smith, age 80, of Madisonville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in Antioch, Tennessee. She was born on June 26, 1941, and attended Park City Elementary School in Madisonville. Carolyn graduated valedictorian of High Point High School in Sweetwater... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 13, 2021.
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Jean Elizabeth Irons Stiver
Jean Elizabeth Irons Stiver, age 84, of the Ironsburg Community in Tellico Plains, passed away at 12:05 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, at Turkey Creek Medical Center. She was born and raised in the Ironsburg Community and Walland, Tennessee. She was a member of the Ironsburg Methodist... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 12, 2021.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Willia Kirkland Lang
Willia Kirkland Lang, age 79, of Knoxville, formerly of Monroe County, passed away on Friday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2021, at her home. She was preceded in death by: her husbands, Oscar Kirkland and Don Lang; son, Michael Anthony Kirkland; parents, Claude and Neva Millsaps Tallent; and... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 11, 2021.
Monday, December 6, 2021
Don Belcher
Don Belcher, age 72, of Vonore, passed away at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member and deacon of Rocky Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Marcus and Luna Mae... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 6, 2021.
Bill Sloan
Bill Sloan, age 82, of Madisonville, passed away at 10:36 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Madisonville. He was the owner of Sloan's. He was a graduate of University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 6, 2021.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Steve Mitchell Haun
Steve Mitchell Haun, age 59, a resident of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in a Knoxville hospital. He was born on Nov. 30, 1961, in Cleveland, a son of the late Wayne and Fannie Haun. He was a 1980 graduate of Bradley Central High School. He recently retired from... Read More
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Dec. 1, 2021.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Dr. Charles Gerald "Dave" Davidson Jr.
Dr. Charles "Dave" Gerald Davidson Jr., age 67, of Madisonville, departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at home. He was born on Nov. 11, 1953, in Copperhill to Charlotte Davidson and the late Charles Gerald Davidson Sr. Dr. Davidson was an alumnus of the University of Tennessee... Read More
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 29, 2021.
Jamie Michelle Moser
Jamie Michelle Moser, age 40, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Jamie grew up in the Hiwassee Community, and attended Hiwassee Church of God, where as a child, she sang in the choir; songs like "Don't Give Up on the Brink of a Miracle," that her family can still... Read More
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 29, 2021.
James "Frank" Steed
James "Frank" Steed, age 85, of Athens, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a well-known farmer, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam... Read More
Kyker Funeral Homes - Sweetwater
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 29, 2021.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Shirley Mae Millsaps
Shirley Mae Millsaps, age 80, of Vonore, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at her home. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Calvin Thomas and Bettie Mae (Randolph) Lawson; sister, Hassie Lou (Sis) Garner; and brothers, Bobby Ray, John, Junior, and Bud Lawson. Survivors... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 27, 2021.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Lynn Campbell
Lynn Campbell, age 73, of Sweetwater, Tennessee, passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 2021. She is survived by: her husband of 53 years, H.B Campbell; Son, Mick Campbell, and daughter-in-law, Lisa; One cherished and spoiled granddaughter, Ashlynn Campbell... Read More
Kyker Funeral Homes - Sweetwater
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 22, 2021.
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Charles Deal
Charles Deal passed away at his home in Sweetwater, Tennessee, on Nov. 19, 2021, at the age of 82. Charles was born on March 21, 1939, on Myatt Farm near Turnbull Creek in Burns, Tennessee. He graduated from Dickson High School in 1957, and married Jan Phillips on Sept. 28, 1957... Read More
Dickson Funeral Home
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 21, 2021.
Charles "Raymond" Duckett
Charles "Raymond" Duckett, age 87, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member of Glenlock Baptist Church in Sweetwater for many years, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. A great provider, he was a loving husband, father... Read More
Sweetwater Memory Chapel
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 21, 2021.
Angela Diane Hamby (Angie)
Angela Diane (Angie) Hamby, age 46, of Vonore, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at U.T. Medical Center. Angie was born on Feb. 7, 1975. She was preceded in death by: her son, Jax; and her grandparents, Melvin and Kate Harrison, and Arthur and Minnie... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 21, 2021.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Alva Sue Farr
Alva Sue Farr, of Niota, passed away peacefully at NHC in Athens on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Sue was always active and had several hobbies, such as sewing, gardening, canning and cooking. She was also a devout Christian and had an unwavering faith in God. She had a special and unique... Read More
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home - Athens
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 17, 2021.
Ennis Wilson Taylor Jr.
Ennis Wilson Taylor Jr., age 73, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. He was a native Tennessean, born in Nashville and has lived in Sweetwater for 30 years. He was Vietnam veteran and was retired, after 25 years, from Cleveland State Community College as director... Read More
Kyker Funeral Homes - Sweetwater
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 17, 2021.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
William Dennis McCarroll
William Dennis McCarroll, known to most as Billymac, went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 63 on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, at 11:45 p.m., surrounded by his loving family in Lenoir City, Tennessee. God broke the mold when Billymac was born on July 19, 1958, in Athens, Tennessee... Read More
Click Funeral Home
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 11, 2021.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Sammie Ogle
Sammie Ogle, age 64, of Madisonville, passed away at 8:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Giles and Hettie Reagan Ogle; and several sisters and brothers. Survivors include: his daughters and son-in-law, Paula Ellis... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 10, 2021.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Elizabeth Ogletree Gibson (Betty)
Elizabeth (Betty) Ogletree Gibson, age 90, of Vonore, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, and close friend to many. Her passion outside of being... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 6, 2021.
Edith Ann Jenkins (Edie)
With great sadness in our hearts, we announce that our mother, Edith Ann (Edie) Jenkins, passed away in peace on Nov. 1, 2021, at Shannondale of Maryville. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Edie was born on July 16, 1937, in Sweetwater and was 84 years old... Read More
Smith Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Nov. 6, 2021.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Dale Ronald Bryson
Dale Ronald Bryson, 78, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and longtime resident of Reliance, Tennessee, departed this life on Oct. 20, 2021, at his residence, on the mountain he loved. Dale was born on Sept. 22, 1943, in Cleveland, Tennessee, to the late Mr. Pearlie W. and... Read More
Higgins Funeral Home of Benton, LLC.
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Oct. 30, 2021.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
James J. Hutchins (Jim)
James (Jim) J. Hutchins, age 66, of Madisonville, passed away at 5:58 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, at Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center. He was the Church of Christian Israel's pastor and an evangelist. He was an avid Bible scholar. He served as chaplain in the U.S. Army.... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Oct. 28, 2021.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
David Ezell
David Ezell, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at Park West Medical Center. He was a temporary resident of East Tennessee Health Care. He was preceded in death by: his mother, Dixie Vineyard; father, Virgil Ezell; stepfather, Earl Vineyard; and sisters... Read More
Kyker Funeral Homes - Sweetwater
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Oct. 27, 2021.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Mike Gentry
Mike Gentry, age 71, of Madisonville, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at his home. Born on Nov. 29, 1949, to the late Marcus and Bonnie Gentry, Mike was an avid beef and hay farmer. He was a retired teacher, and retired member of the National Guard. He was an instructor at... Read More
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Published in Advocate & Democrat on Oct. 23, 2021.
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