Robin Lynn Trammell

Robin Lynn Trammell age 60, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 13, 2023 at her home in Tazewell, Tn, with her family at her side. 

Robin is preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth (Poss) Trammell, her parents Troy and Connie Jackson, her sister Patty Broadwell, brothers Johnny L Jackson  and Troy Jackson, she is survived by her sons Kenneth R. and Larry J. Trammell, grand/daughter Emilee Trammell, grandsons Cody and Nathan Trammell , brother Timothy Jackson ( Kathy), sister LuAnn Beasley along with many nieces, nephews, other family and friends to mourn her passing. 

Robin made such a positive difference in many lives during her 30+ year nursing career.

She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Special thanks her church family TNT church of the Living God, pastor Paul & Pam Dean, Larry Sharp veteran, pastor and realtor; for selflessly giving Robin a wheelchair ramp so she could have last visits with her family.

No services are planned at this time. A celebration of her life goes on every day by those she loved and loved her. 

Her greatest wish was for her family to be saved and serve the Lord.

Michael “Red” Luety

Michael Lawrence Luety, “Red”, 49, of Knoxville, who at times has lived in Missoula, Montana, died March 7, 2023, due to multiple severe medical complications.  He was born June 22, 1973 in Franklin Park, IL.  His full family moved to Missoula in October 1978.  As he grew up, he lived in several places with his mother before settling in Knoxville.   He was preceded in death by his step-father, Douglas Bonner.  He is survived by his loving wife, Stacy; his four children, Anton and Mercedes, both of Billings, MT, and Ruby and Gilbert, both of Knoxville. Mother, Kitty Bonner of Knoxville; father and wife, Fred Luety and Tomi Kent of Missoula; brother, Ben Luety (Treena) of Kirkland, WA, and his step-sister, Nicole Kent (Jim Davidson) of Corvallis, OR; nieces, Cheyenne, Haley; and nephew, Zak. Mike is also survived by many children whom he loved as his own, who over the years, have considered him as their step-father. Red loved music, playing bass guitar, and riding motorcycles. He will be missed dearly.

Marvin Wayne Letner Jr

Marvin Wayne Letner Jr., 47, of Knoxville, TN went home to be with his beloved mother, Sarah Deann Letner, grandparents, several aunts and uncles, and his best buddies Steve and Steward on February 28, 2023.

He left behind a loving and caring wife, Melissa Letner; son and daughter-in-law, Devin and Jennifer Leigh Letner; stepkids, Jeremy Woody, Aaron Woody, and Jenna Hensley; dad, Marvin Sr. and Janice Letner; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Jennifer Leann Letner; sister and brother-in-law, Vanessa and Charlie Burton; all of his nieces and nephews, and his close cousin, Jimmy Wyrick as well as several other cousins. We would also like to give a special thanks to all his buddies at Burlington Flea Market.

Marvin was a free-spirited man that loved deeply. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved anything from hiking, camping, and canoeing, to his all-time favorite bottle digging.

A service is pending on March 12, 2023, at Louisville Point Park (3298 Cox Rd Louisville, TN 37777) at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jody Darden and Charlie Burton officiating.  We will be celebrating and reminiscing about the time he spent with us by flying kites after the service. There will not be any seating so please bring a chair.

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”-Rumi

Donations to the family would be greatly appreciated. Cashapp: $MelissaLetner Venmo: Melissa Letner @melissa-Letner-1

Timothy ‘Pete’ Kilby

Timothy “Pete” Kilby, age 62, of Townsend passed away Sunday February 26, 2023, at his home. Pete was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who always had a smile and positive attitude that will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was proceeded in death by his parents Odell (Betty) Kilby, grandparents Joe “Pa” (Mabel) Dunn, Ernest (Edna) Kilby, Uncle James Wesley Dunn. Pete is survived by his daughters Jessica Kilby (Shayne Fuller) and Nikki Jo Kilby (Chris Huskey), grandchildren Addisyn “Bug” Fuller, Dalton, Logan and Covelynn Kilby, twin sister Tammy (Ernie) Proffitt, brothers Delbert (Judy) Kilby, Terry Jo (Sheila) Kilby, Jeff (Missy) Kilby and Scott (Christy) Kilby, a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special Nephew Chris (Melanie) Kilby and their children and all of Papaw Pete’s grandchildren. A celebration of life will be on Friday, March 3, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. at RIO Townsend, 325 Webb Road, Townsend, TN, Rev. Fate Green will be officiating. In Lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Tammy Proffitt at 3001 Wilkinson Pike, Maryville, TN 37803.

Dawson Matthew Mulkey

Dawson Matthew Mulkey, age 21, unexpectedly passed away February 17, 2023, in Knoxville, TN. He was born in Knoxville, TN on December 12, 2001. He was the son of Christopher Michael Mulkey and Kathryn Ann Treadway McElhaney. Dawson loved being outdoors; tubing in Townsend, swimming, hiking, target shooting and music; but most of all he loved his family, friends, and friends he considered family. He had a huge heart and never liked to see anyone needing, hurting, or sad. Dawson will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

Dawson is preceded in death by his great-grandfathers Frank Norman Jr., Charles Ben Mulkey Sr., Dennis Greene; his great-grandmothers Mary Sue Norman, Wanda Treadway, Edith Mulkey, and Betty Greene; his grandmother Virginia E. (Greene) Mulkey; his aunt Tammy Moore; his uncle James Treadway and cousins Christopher Norman and Josh Davis.

He is survived by his mother Kathryn McElhaney and step-father Tyler Mealer, sister Jillian Treadway, step-brother Brody Mealer; his father Christopher Mulkey, step-mother Jama Higgs, step-brother Seth Higgs, step-sister Brittany Seeser; his grandparents David and Lori Treadway, Charles (Buddy) Ben Mulkey Jr.; great-grandfather William Treadway; uncles Eric (Misty) Treadway, Jeffery (Megan) Mulkey, Michael (Tammy) Norman; aunts Sherry (Mike) Hayes, Shelia (Matt) Butler, Jennifer (Mulkey) King, along with many cousins and his girlfriend Manni Richardson.

There will be a celebration of life at Smithview Pavilion located at: 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, TN 37803 on Thursday March 30th, 2023, from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Blanche Brinyark

Blanche Lee Cinnamon Brinyark, 79, of Englewood passed away peacefully on Sunday February 12, 2023.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A Brinyark Sr.; parents, W.C. Cinnamon and Rosa Butcher Cinnamon; brother, Paul Cinnamon and Gene Cinnamon.  

Survivors include daughter, Shelia (Larry) Latham; son, Tommy (Pat) Brinyark; grandchildren, John G. Moore, Elliot (Amber) Moore, Brandon (Crystal) Moore, Kelcey Dennis, and Aaron Brinyark III; 19 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sisters, Ola (Gene) Perry, Mary Helen Puckett; brothers, Sonny Cinnamon, Ronnie (Sheila) Cinnamon; sister in laws, Brenda Posey, Vicky Morris, Janice (Bruce) Derr, Karen Nipper, Pat Brinyark; brother in law, Jimmy (Terry) Brinyark; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Jim G., Mary Ann B., Elmer D, and Raymond M.  

The family would like to invite you for a time of gathering, fellowship and lunch in Blanche’s memory on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 1-3 pm at Englewood First Church of God (1340 TN 39 W, Englewood, TN, 37329) with Pastor Chris Alexander. Anyone wanting to drop off food may do so after 12:00. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family via Cash App ($Slatham63) for expenses.  Call Shelia Latham with questions 865-635-6896.

Leslie Marie Oleksak

Leslie Marie Oleksak, 53, passed away unexpectedly early January 31, 2023.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Carol Clark, as well as her sister, Vickie Santiago. 

She is survived by her husband, Richard Oleksak, and her children, Ashley LaPalm, Devin LaPalm, Tyler Clark, and Derek Oleksak, as well as her sister, Stacey Franklin, and brother Michael Clark. 

 She was loved greatly and will be dearly missed.  

Deborah Abbott

Deborah Louise Abbott (Debby), 68, of Sevierville, TN passed away on February 1, 2023. Debby was loved by many and will be missed dearly.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, William Edward Williams and Minnie Bernice Knight Williams; sister, Janet Jones; and son, Anthony Williams.  

She is survived by her son, Jeremy Braden and his wife Elizabeth Braden; brothers, Donnie and wife Kathy, Bobby and wife Kathy, Jeffrey, Joel and wife Sherri; sister, Cathy and husband Bill; grandchildren, Katelyn Braden, Cameron Braden, Joshua Scarlett, and Gabriel Thomas; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and other family members.  

A celebration of her life will be at Walridge Baptist Church, 3020 Walridge Road, Knoxville, TN  37921 on February 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Curtis Craves and  Pastor Toby Webber.  

Frank Allen Burns

Frank Allen Burns, 75, of Townsend, TN passed away on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023.  Frank is well loved by his family and friends and will be missed. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Margie Burns, sister Linda and her husband Leo Davis, sister Betty Sue Webb,  brother  Mayford and his wife Trula Burns and brother-in-law Clifford (Pete) Tipton.

 He is survived by his son Johnny Burns and daughter Carrie Burns, sister Lois Tipton, brothers Jack (Connie) Burns, Joe (Kathy) Burns and a host of nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date.

Michael Pettit Pierce

Michael Pettit Pierce passed away Monday, January 30th, 2023. He was born November 30th, 1954 in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Known around the Maryville and Alcoa area as the owner of Pierce Dental Lab, Mike dedicated his life to making dentures and dental prosthetics as a Certified Dental Technician. Though often working twelve hour days, Mike’s true happiness existed at his home in Louisville, Tennessee with his wife and large family of pets. Mike’s inability to turn a blind eye to a dog in need kept the house full of loose fur and unavoidable companionship. While at home, he was never more than three feet away from a friend.

Mike was a lover of music, particularly the folk, garage, and surf rock of the 1960s. His lab work was often soundtracked by the likes of Buffalo Springfield, The Beatles, and The Ventures—usually at unreasonably high volumes.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, George Pierce Jr., and is survived by his loving wife of forty-eight years, Janet Smith Pierce; mother, Mattie Pettit Pierce of Maryville; sister, Bonnie Pierce; children: Emily Miller and husband Dusty, Drew Pierce and wife Katrina; granddaughters: Ava, Lillian, Mattie, Saylor, and Margot; nephew, Ernie LeQuire; dogs: Hudge, George, Flower, Rudy, Cody, and all-around hell-raiser, Dolly; and cat, Mr. Purrlin.

Per Mike’s wishes, he will be cremated with no public service. However, if he were laid to rest with a headstone, it would read: “Here lies a man who loved his dogs.”

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to any animal shelter, rescue, or animal advocacy group.