Frances Lea Ramsey McCulley

Frances Lea Ramsey McCulley, “Bijou”, 48, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on January 17th, 2021 at 10:33pm in Chattanooga, TN. She was born on June 1st, 1972 to Mary Frances Ramsey and Frankie Eddie Ramsey of Knoxville, TN. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary Neil Shroth; and mother, Mary Frances Ramsey. She is survived by her father, Frankie Eddie Ramsey; and three sisters, Patricia Ann Croft, Kathy Lynn Rutherford, and Robin Marie Dawson. She also leaves behind her three children, Joshua Daniel Lee Baney, Stephen J. Mathew Baney, and Trinity Dawn Teresa McCulley; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bijou spent her time on Earth living life to its fullest. She most enjoyed spending time in nature with her family and friends. She will be remembered most for her vibrant, outspoken personality, her beautiful smile, and her infectious laughter. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. 

Rosana Kay Cascarelli

Rosana Kay Cascarelli, age 67 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully Friday, January 22, 2021, at Fort Sanders Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents Julia and John Cascarelli and brother Carl Cascarelli. Rosana is survived by her loving husband, David Begliutti of Knoxville; brother Tony Cascarelli of Hillsdale, Michigan; Daughters Jodi (Benjamin) Moll of Knoxville, Becky (Danny) Haun of Knoxville; Grandchildren Joseph Ryals, Micah Haun, Jaycie Lister, and Levi Haun.

A Celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Rosana had a love for her dogs that was pure.  She was preceded in death by her dogs Maddie “Stinky” and survived by Sassy Ann and Guido. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division St, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Donald James Cheek

Donald James Cheek age 34 of LaFollette passed away in his home Saturday, Jan 9.

A loving and devoted son, husband and brother, he was preceded in death by his grand-parents, his uncles, Lee Bills and Ronnie Cheek, his cousins Ray Cheek and Susan Bills.

He is survived by wife, Erika McFall Cheek; mother, Polly Bills of Lafollette; father, Kenneth Cheek of Jellico; brothers, Ben Cheek and wife Ashley of Jacksboro, Timothy Cheek and wife Tiffany of Jellico, Daniel Cheek and wife Cristy of LaFollette and Preston Brock of LaFollette; sisters, Maria Cowan of Benton, KY and Chrissy Young and Husband Adam of Jellico; 15 nieces and nephews: Melinda, Devin, Melody, Dillon, Dalton, Derick, Gabriel, Vincent, Desmond, and Dawson Cheek; Connor, Axel, and Alivia Cowan ; and Raina and Harmony Young.

Donny was loved by everyone who knew him. He touched many lives and consoled many hearts. He was the best kind of person, full of love, kindness and understanding. He will be truly missed and loved forever.

Joseph Stanley Carter

Joseph Stanley Carter, age 58, of Knoxville passed unexpectedly at home. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Mary Carter; son, Dewayne; and sister, Janice. Survived by son, Josh; sister and brother-in-law, Jeannie and Rick Williams; brother and sister-in-law, James and Desiree Carter; devoted cousin Sabrina Javins; and several other family members. Due to the global pandemic, there will be no gathering for services.

Trina Owens Bell

Trina Owens Bell, 66, went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2021 at her son’s home in Knoxville, TN.

She was a previous owner of J&M Parts Delivery in Norton, VA and she was an active Lady Shrine of the Jericho Temple in Kingsport, TN.

Trina was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Bell; father, James “Red” Owens; brothers, Ernie, Sam and David Owens.

Survivors include her mother, Effie Owens; son, James (Kim) Stratton; daughter, Mary Sibiski; 3 precious grandchildren, Jordan, Hannah, and Justin; dear friend, Carla Kincer; and several granddogs.

There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Greenville Shriner Hospital in Greenville, SC in her memory.

Mary Jane Minch

Mary Jane Minch, 91, passed away on New Year’s Day from this life to enter her eternal home in heaven.

 Mrs. Minch was a resident at Meadow View Senior Living in Clinton, TN. Mary Jane was born 3/25/1929 in Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Minch was employed as a bookkeeper for a law firm in Xenia, Oh. Mary Jane was an active member in the Fraternal Order of Eagles and past State President of Ohio. Mrs. Minch relocated to Tennessee in 2013.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and son, Stephen.

Mary Jane is survived by sons, Timothy (Robin) Minch and Richard Minch; grandchildren: Nathan (Christie) Minch, sons Sawyer and Wyatt, Nicholas Minch, Angela (David) Ireton, daughters Lily and Grace, Jennifer (David) Klopfer, son Benjamin; Arianne (Travis) Groski.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, cremation is planned. No services will take place at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. The family extends their appreciation to the entire staff at Meadow-View Senior Living and UT Hospice.

Danny Ray Parham

Danny Ray Parham, 74, of Knoxville, TN passed away peacefully at UT Medical Center on December 23, 2020 with his family by his side. 

Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Ruby Parham; brothers Fane Parham and Dale Parham. 

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Beverly Parham; daughter Jennifer and husband Andy Macdonald of Nashville, Tn; daughter Jessica and husband Chris Downs of Knoxville; grandchildren Luke and Lily Macdonald, Dani and Dean Downs. 

The family will have a private celebration of life at a later time.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dan’s memory to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or The American Heart Association.

Lowell H. Farmer

Lowell H. Farmer, 79, finished his earthly journey and headed to his Heavenly Home on December 2, 2020.  He was proceeded in death by his parents,  Chester and Lillian (Clarkson) Farmer. 
Survivors include his wife of 61 years,  Dorothy Farmer; daughter, Melinda (Bobby) Bryant; son, Curtis (Robin) Farmer.  5 grandchildren, Megan McCloud (Dewayne Shiverdecker), Ashley Hensley, Brandon and Zachary Farmer, Micayla Bounds.  5 Great- Grandchildren, Blakely Shiverdecker,  Jailyn and Braxton Hensley, Caleb and Abrianna Farmer, and many more extended family. 
No services are scheduled at this time.  There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alice Bell Baptist Church. 

Betty Edsell

Betty Edsell, 77, of Knoxville passed away at her home on November 4, 2020. She was a loving wife, amazing mother to her children, a wonderful Nana, and was known by all for her good cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Nannie Bates; and son, Jeff Edsell.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Ronald Edsell; daughter, Kristi Edsell and granddaughter Krickett Jones; daughter, Lisa and husband Jim French and grandsons, Jeremy Cooper and Cody French.

The family will have a private Celebration of Life.

Wayne E. Howey Sr.

Wayne E Howey Sr., 73, of Knoxville passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.

He worked at Kroger for over 50 years. Wayne was the hardest working man and was loved by all who knew him.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alice Howey; sisters, Beverly and Donna; brothers, Keith, Lloyd, Larry, Dale; grandchildren, Chanda and Little Ricky.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Brenda Howey; daughters, Lisa Kay and Bobby Miller, Theresa Lynn and Bobby Everett, Tracey Jane and Mikey Bailey, Lori Lynn  Sherrod, Brandi Marie and Nathan Gilliam; sons, Terry Wayne and Rhonda Howey, Kerry Eugene and Bev Howey, Kevin Gene and Missie Howey, Wayne Eugene Jr and Khristina Howey; brother, Bobby and Brenda Howey of Muncey, Indiana; 16 grandchildren, Ashley, Rusty, Justin, Brooke, Kelsey, Kara, Greg, Casey, Jade, Peyton, Savannah, Brianna, Emily, Connor, Zane, and Liam; 12 great grandchildren, Bryson, Baylee, Nia, Dawson, Colton, Addisyn, Harrison, Aubreigh, Elijah, Graycen, Eston, Olivia Grace; sister in-law, Sheri and John Turner and their son Jake.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Amedisys Hospice Team, especially Christy Craft, Angie Jones, and Clay Mulford, they truly appreciate all the love and support they have been given.

The family will have a private celebration of life at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Wayne’s memory to St. Jude Hospital.