Obituaries

Lillian Johns, 96, Oak Ridge

Lillian Johns, age 96, went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2022, surrounded by her family. In 1944, Lillian came to Oak Ridge to work on the Manhattan Project as one of the original Y-12 “Calutron Girls.” It was here she met and married her husband, Edward. She …

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Mary Jo Phillips, Wartburg

Mary Jo Phillips, age 85 of Wartburg, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022. She was born and raised in Beech Fork and lived her whole life in this area. Mary belonged to Rock Hill Baptist Church of New River. She enjoyed crochet, cooking, and spending time with her family. …

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Danny Pride, 44

Danny Pride, age 44, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, surrounded by his family. Danny lived his whole life in this area and graduated from Oliver Springs High School and ITT Tech. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, camping, and spending time with his kids. He is preceded in death …

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James Allen Roberts, Knoxville

James Allen Roberts, the son of the late William C. Whitehead and Hattie Mae Roberts Whitehead was born February 8, 1951, in Harriman, Tennessee. God granted him eternal rest on Monday, September 5, 2022, at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee. The celebration of his life will be Wednesday, September 14, …

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Loretta “Cricket” Manis, Kingston

Ms. Loretta “Cricket” Manis, 75, of Kingston, passed on September 9, 2022, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She is preceded in death by her husband: Frankie “Soad” Manis Mother: Maggie Fink. Grandson: James Amberson She is survived by her 3 daughters & son-in-law: Lorene Wallace, Pauletta “Polly” & …

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Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett, Rockwood

Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett, age 60, a lifelong resident of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022, unexpectedly but peacefully at his home from apparent natural causes. He was born May 2, 1962, in Rockwood and was U.S. Army Veteran. Chief Stinnett’s 37 years of service in Law …

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Cholly Jane McClure Vassey, 81

Cholly Jane McClure Vassey, age 81 sweetly crossed into the arms of her Savior, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Hospice of Chattanooga after a battle with Lewy Body Dementia. The Good Shepherd welcomed her home, where she is healed and rejoicing.  She was born on …

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Gary Dennis West, Caryville

Gary Dennis West age 62, of Caryville, passed away on September 7, 2022, at his residence. Gary was born on June 26, 1960, in New York to the late Virdeth west and Ruby Wilson. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Edith Byrge West.  A full obituary will be …

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Bobbie Lee Jennings, Rocky Top

Bobbie Lee Jennings age 85 of Rocky Top passed away on September 7, 2022, at her residence. Bobbie was born in Anderson County on February 10, 1937, to the late Robert Johnson and Ethel Elkins. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. Bobbie …

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David Leonard Crocker, 72

David Leonard Crocker, age 72, peacefully passed away on August 28, 2022. David was born on June 21, 1950, to the late Bertrand and Geraldine Crocker of Gardiner, Maine. He graduated from Gardiner High School and began a fulfilling career in the United States Navy. David married the love of …

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