Dorothy Duncan Johns

Sep 30, 2022


Mrs. Dorothy Duncan Johns

Age 89 of Knoxville, TN formerly of Claiborne County

Passed away Friday, September 30, 2022.

She was of the Baptist Faith.

Dorothy loved art, Indian Artifacts, Reading,

Gardening and yard work.


She was preceded in death by her:

Parents:  Tyler and Gracie Duncan

Husband:  Oscar Johns

Son:  Artie Green

Brothers and sisters:  Eva DeBusk and husband Bill


Ricky L. Barker

Sep 29, 2022


Ricky Lynn Barker, 65, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on September 29, 2022. He was saved in 1974 and was a lifelong member and deacon of Little Barren Missionary Baptist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Union County Rescue Squad since 1978 and a founding member of the South Claiborne Volunteer Fire Department...

James Charles Southerland

Sep 29, 2022

Mr. James Southerland age 98, of Middlesboro, Kentucky was born November 15, 1923 and passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022.


He was a member of the Bingham Town Baptist Church. Jim was a Veteran of the Army/Airforce. He was also a Mason and a Shriner.


He was preceded in death by his:

Parents: Charles and Ada Southerland


Charles W. (Bud) Chadwell

Sep 28, 2022

Mr. Charles “Bud” Chadwell, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Bud was born January 16, 1935 to H. R. and Hallie Chadwell in Hagan, VA.


He is preceded in death by his:

Parents: H.R. & Hallie Chadwell

Brother: J.B. Chadwell

Brother & Sister-in-law: Don and Ruth Surber

Brother-in-law: James W. Wright

Family friend Anna Byrd...

Frances B. O'Connor

Sep 28, 2022

Frances Bernett O’Connor “Fran”, 56, of Morristown went to be with the Lord on September 28, 2022.

She was born in California on May 27, 1966 but grew up in New Boston, Michigan. Fran graduated high school in 1984 at Huron High School. Fran worked at Don Massey Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan. This is where she met her husband Jim...

Hattie Irene Bunch

Sep 26, 2022

Ms. Hattie Irene Bunch


Ms. Hattie Irene Bunch age 102 of New Tazewell, TN was born June 25, 1920, and passed away Monday, September 26, 2022. Irene was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. She became a Missionary and loved teaching Sunday School and Bible stories.


She was preceded in death by her:

Parents:  Samuel Richard...

Betty Lou King

Sep 14, 2022

Betty Lou King age 76 of New Tazewell, TN was born January 16, 1946 and passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 with her loving family by her side. 

She was a very faithful member of the Springdale Baptist Church.   Betty was an avid sports fan and enjoyed helping people as a CNA for more than 30 years.


Peggy Duncan

Sep 9, 2022

Ms. Peggy Duncan age 73 of Tazewell, TN was born May 18, 1949 and passed away at her home Friday, September 9, 2022 with her family by her side.  She was a member of Clinch Valley American Christian Church.


She was preceded in death by her:

Parents:  John and Maxine Lee

Husband:  Hollis Duncan

Sisters:  Gloria Bates, Linda Russell and Darlene Davis



James Allen Rhyne

Sep 7, 2022

James Allen Rhyne, aged 82, of New Tazewell, TN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was born on July 19, 1940, as the seventh of nine children of Herman and Johnnie Marie (Byrd) Rhyne, in Clinton, TN, and was a member of the Clinton High School Class of...

Kathy Jo Gray

Sep 4, 2022

Ms. Kathy Jo Gray age 75 of Tazewell, TN was born September 30, 1946, and passed way September 04, 2022.


She was a member of Carr’s Branch Baptist Church.  Kathy retired from the Claiborne County Hospital.


She was preceded in death by her:

Parents:  Kent and Mary Wallace

Brother:  Roy Wallace Jr.

Sister:  Lea Wallace



She is survived by her sons:


Ann Pressnell

Sep 2, 2022

Mrs. Ann (Wylie) Pressnell, age 88, of Tazewell, TN was born August 7, 1934, and went to be with the Lord on Friday September 2, 2022. She was a Christ-follower and was a member of Midway Baptist Church where she taught a ladies Sunday School class until she was not physically able to serve.She also loved being part of the kitchen crew that ministered to bereaved families by preparing and serving meals to them...

Arlis Miracle

Sep 1, 2022

Mr. Arlis Miracle age 72 of Tazewell, TN was born April 27, 1950 and passed away September 1, 2022 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center with his loving family by his side.  He professed faith in Christ to his family often. Arlis believed “A man preaches his funeral while he lives.”


He was preceded in death by his:


Herbert M Painter

Aug 31, 2022

´╗┐In loving memory ofHerbert M. PainterOctober 23rd, 1933 - August 31th, 2022Survived by his wife, Lillian Painter, of 64 years.  Sisters - Lois (Ernest) Young of Tazewell, TN and Johnnie Mae Hensley of Michigan.  Children - Deborah Bridges, Marie Robbins, Sharon Emmerick, Sherl (Roger) Capps, and Joshua (Angela) Painter.11 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.Herb was a Gunnery Sergeant in the...

Joan R Minton

Aug 30, 2022

Mrs. Joan R. Minton age 94 of Tazewell, TN was born July 16, 1928, and passed away August 30, 2022, at the Claiborne Medical Center. 

She professed faith in Christ an early age and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Joan retired from Your Home Visiting Nursing Services as a RN and Owned and operated

B&B Truck Stop...

Vennessa Lee Martinez

Aug 26, 2022


Vennessa Lee Martinez “V” Mother of 4 & The daughter of Gregg Martinez Sr. Born in Connecticut on July 9th, 1988 Vennessa Martinez, 34, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 26th 2022. Vennessa was the girl with the biggest and brightest, most beautiful smile in the room. No matter what life threw her way she never handled it with a...

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