Glenda Hale Turner, age 79, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and teacher. Receiving both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from UTK, Glenda taught in Blount County for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Callie Hale. Survived by two sons of whom she was very proud, Tom Turner and Bill Turner; daughter-in-law, Christy Martin; grand-daughters Alesia Turner, Maddie Martin, and Lauren Turner; nephew Mike Davis. A service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Maryville with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please donate to Family Promise of Blount County www.blountfamilypromise.org.
William Charles Brooks, age 79, of Powell, TN, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at North Knoxville Medical Center after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, R.B. Brooks, Jr. and Madge Gorman Brooks, great-granddaughter, Madelyn Grace Whitley and brother-in-law, Garnett A. Dill. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly Dill Brooks, daughters Stacey Berry (Lonnie) and Terri Smith; granddaughters, Bailey Bayless, Erin Whitley (Mark) and Madison Berry (Katie); great-grandchildren, Rylee McCloud, Jaxson Bayless, Luke Bayless, Briella Whitley and Grayson Whitley; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Carolyn Brooks, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Ron Schield and sister-in-law, Tina Dill; special nephew Robbie Brooks and wife Kelly, best friend Lynn Shular and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was employed with Dempster Brothers, Pathway Bellows and the University of Tennessee where he retired in 2007. He was a member of Powell Masonic Lodge #582 as a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also a member of Sterchi Hills Baptist Church. His favorite hobbies were woodworking and fishing whether he caught a fish or not.
In lieu of funeral services, the family asks all who wish to participate, make a donation to the American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org or The Kidney Foundation at kidney.org/donation in his honor.
Iva Jean Watt, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on July 30, 2021 at the age of 80. She was born in South Dakota and grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Iva was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness and an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Knoxville.
Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Geneva Gorsuch, and her brother Robert.
Iva is survived by her three children: Tina Hertzel (her boyfriend, Todd), Edward Watt (his wife, Michele), and Tammy Barragan (her husband, Ignacio); her grandchildren: Kelly Mitchell, Riley Watt, Diego Barragan, Joshua Watt, and Noelle Barragan; her sister-in-law, Loraine Gorsuch; her long-time family friend, Kimberly Owens; and loving relatives and friends.
Earl Joseph Pizzoferrato was born July 29, 1991. He graduated from Cherokee High School in Rogersville, TN. While in school he was part of the ROTC. During Earl’s free time, he loved working with his hands, horses, camping/four-wheeling, and all types of adventure.
Earl was preceded in death by his grandparents John Pizzoferrato and Jo Ann Adams; great aunt Judy; great uncle Jon.
Earl is survived by his mother Linda Pizzoferrato; brothers Chris(Beth) Greenlee, Aaron(Alex) Deavers and Ernest Pizzoferrato; sisters Betty(Mike) Deavers-Wolf, Crystal Pizzoferato Spencer, April Pizzoferrato, Emily Ward Fritz and Annie Fritz. Earl is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Lawrence, James Allen, age 70 (6/29/1950) passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 17, 2021. A graduate of West High School, he served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam Era, and studied horticulture at the University of Tennessee. His early career was spent as Safety Inspector in the petroleum industry, although throughout his life he had many ventures including landscaping, owning a restaurant, and an absolute jack of all trades; there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He had a servant’s heart, his love for God and family his deepest devotion. He was a friend to everyone. His door always open, welcoming family and friends (who quickly became like family) with his kind, generous, and loving spirit, and always with a smile, a hug, a cup of coffee, and a plate of his delicious homemade food! He loved the outdoors, being in the mountains, sitting by a camp fire, but above all being with his family.
Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Allen Lawrence, Ruth Lawrence Jarvis, brother, Paul Lawrence, sister-in-law, Peggy Beaty Lawrence, son, Jody Lawrence, nephews Michael Strickland and Michael Lawrence, wife, Teresa Jarvis Lawrence.
Survived by his children, Liza Lawrence Copeland (Bill), Emily Lawrence, Adam Lawrence, Roy Brading (Tammy); sister, Angela Lawrence Strickland, brothers Robert Lawrence (Tammy), Kenneth Lawrence; grandchildren, Nick Copeland, Jake Copeland, Savannah Conger, Meg Conger, Rane Hill, Jada Lawrence, Amy Brading, Chase Brading, Brandon Snider; great-grandchild Bellamy Tidwell, step father, Clarence Jarvis; fiancé, Susan McNeeley, his dear friend, first wife, and mother of his children, Nancy Amann Douglas; and many nieces and nephews who loved their “Uncle Shunk.”
A Celebration of Life and graveside service will be held at the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery, 2200 E. Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920, next month on July 23, 2021, at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Knoxville Area Rescue Mission or Second Harvest Food Bank in memory of James Lawrence.
Gene Burnett Dill, 85, of Knoxville, peacefully went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family Wednesday June 23rd.He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia Pierce Dill, daughters, Kimberley Dill Blake (John R. Blake, Jr MD), Pamala L. Dill, grandchildren, Dr Andria Blake Onishi (Scott), Dr Joshua (Stephanie) Blake, Rev Kelley (Candace) Blake, Patrick (Abigail) Blake, great-grandchildren Akira and Ronin Onishi, Jaylyn and Lyton Blake.Our thanks to Mount Harmony Baptist Church for their support and prayers, and our hospice caregivers Angie, Britney, Jessica, Karren, Dee.Graveside services will be held at East Tennessee State Cemetery on John Sevier Highway on Thursday July 1 at 12:30. Dr. Bruce Martin officiating.
Knoxville – Sheila Darlene Moody, age 64, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Bobbie Snyder, sisters, Kathy Boggs and Amy McCarter, and brother, Eddie Snyder. She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, John Moody, daughter, Melissa Scalf, and granddaughter, Kendall Scalf, all of Knoxville. Also survived by sisters, Sharon (Charlie) Bundren and Sue Riggs, and brothers, Jim (Cathy) Snyder, Marty (Tonya) Snyder, Greg (Celia) Snyder, and Mike (Carletta) Snyder, as well as several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service honoring Sheila Moody will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, June 25th at The Lord’s Chapel Church, 268 S. Peters Road, Knoxville, TN 37922.
Ruth Ann (Hill) Caughorn was born April 9, 1947.
This is when her journey began,
Ruth was the daughter of Virgil Allen Hill (Father) & Martha Edna Green (Hill) (Mother).
Ruth was the sister or sister in law to Carlos and Glenda Hill, Mary and Jerry Howard, Delores and Tom Martin, Joe Hill and Catherine Griffith.
Ruth was the Mother (Bird) or Mother-in-law of Kimberly Moore, Emory Weaver and Linda Lyons, Bobby Weaver and Mequeeta Weaver, Dennis Weaver and Kristi Weaver, David Weaver and Timothy Weaver.
Ruth was the Aunt to Jerry Howard, Catherine Howard, Tommy Howard, Carol Hill, Toni Martin, Veronica Rice and Tessa Hill Brian Hill.
Ruth was the mamaw of Randy Reed, Ronald Reed, Joshua Reed, Rebecca Godfrey, Mary Godfrey, Joshua Weaver, Ashley Weaver, Triston Weaver, Kelli Weaver, Emeline Weaver, Christopher Weaver, Haley Weaver and Timothy Weaver.
Ruth was the great grandma to Alexis Reed, Haleigh Reed, Randy Reed II, Joshua Reed,Victoria Reed, Summer Reed, Jordan Reed, Trinity Reed, Aaron Daniel, Cody Daniel, Zachary Daniel, Gracelyn Daniel, David Godfrey, Shawn Godfrey, Ariella Godfrey, Joshua Weaver Jr, Kayson Whaley, Phoenix Weaver, Kyleigh Weaver and Karliegh Weaver
Ruth (our mother) Had many roles in her life, she was a daughter, sister, friend, MOTHER (Bird), mamaw, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved her family and friends; She gave her heart to so many! She would speak what was on her mind if she needed to do so. She would feed you if you were hungry, wash your clothes if you were dirty, and has been known to give you a place to lay your head if you were tired. There are many qualities that I have not mentioned about the woman we called daughter, sister, MOTHER (Bird), Aunt, Mamaw, Great Grandma, or friend, and each person will have their own story about her.
On June 13, 2021 her journey ended here with us.
Linda Jean (Brodmerkel) Parks passed away May 28, 2021 at her home in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Linda was born in Alexandria, Virginia on March 15th, 1943 to Mary Elizabeth and Donald L. Brodmerkel. She called many places home throughout her childhood including Pennsylvania, New York and Colorado and graduated from Mount Lebanon High School in 1961. She attended college in Grove City, PA where she majored in music.
Linda was working as an executive assistant for U.S. Steel in Pittsburg, PA when she met Jim Parks – the love of her life. They were married on June 29th, 1968 in Atlanta, GA and lived their lives together in Homestead, FL, Idaho Falls, ID and Oak Ridge, TN. Linda and Jim adopted two children, Nancy and David and gave them all of the best opportunities in life. Linda was a lifetime musician and had a great love of singing, playing piano, guitar and participating in different church and handbell choirs. She spent many years sharing her love of music with her family and communities in Idaho Falls and Oak Ridge. She enjoyed being a homemaker, a room mother, a scout leader, and a friend to many. She was also an avid animal lover and had many pets throughout the years and supported many animal charities and organizations. She enjoyed Bible study groups and attended the United Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Idaho Falls.
Linda loved to travel with her family and friends and share adventures with her grandkids. She loved to dress up and decorate for holidays and turn any occasion into an elaborate one. If you asked Linda about her family she would always include the ones she called grandkids – Lindsey, Shanice, Zak, AJ, Abby, Spencer, Elijah, Maggie, CJ and Alleiah. She had a big heart for all of her “in-laws and outlaws,” as she called them, and treasured her time as “Granny P.”
Linda was proceeded in death by her parents, Donald L. Brodmerkel and Mary Elizabeth Williams, her sister Nancy C. Brodmerkel and her husband, James T. Parks. She is survived by her son, David Parks of Charleston, SC and daughter Nancy Keller of Idaho Falls, ID. Grandchildren include Abigail, Spencer and Alleiah Parks and Alexander Paynter and a great grand-daughter Annabel Rose Parks.
We will be celebrating Jim and Linda’s 53rd wedding anniversary at Holly Hill Cemetery in Fairburn, GA on June 29th, at which time she will be laid to rest with Jim. We would like to ask for others to celebrate this joyous reunion with us! In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local animal shelter or wildlife rehabilitation center.
Brian Edward Scalf, age 53, passed away June 11, 2021 at his home.
He was preceded in death by father Carl Scalf, grandmother Eva
Roach Scalf, and special aunt Imogene McCall. He is survived by wife
Melissa Scalf, daughters Taylor and Kendall Scalf, son Scott Lowery,
bonus son Brayden Nelson, sister Janet Ellison, and nieces
Kimberlenn Ogle and Acelynn Wampler.
The family will hold a private service at his request. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in c/o Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie Four
Winds #4096, 500 Andrew Johnson Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871.