James Robert Evans

James Robert Evans 69, born in Cambridge Ohio, Powell resident 25 years, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday December 31, 2016. Much loved husband, father, son, brother and friend. Survived by wife Mary Jane, son Will (Beth), daughter Molly (Jacob), and soon to be born granddaughter Zoey Jane. Sister Billie Lockett, numerous nieces and nephews.

US Army Veteran, retired Timber Framer

Arrangements by Dogwood Cremation (dogwoodcremation.com)

No funeral or flowers at his request. Memorials can be made to Arbor Day Foundation or local Humane Society.

“Death leaves heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Brittany Danielle Watkins


Brittany Danielle Watkins (Britt-Britt) age 24, of Knoxville went to be with Our Father in Heaven on Monday February 15th, 2016. She was employed at Middlebrook Market and Deli.

She is preceded in death by her Great Grandmother, Bobbie; Grandmother, Gail; and her Daddy Scotty.

Our precious Angel is survived by her Mother, Donna Watkins; her siblings, Tiffany & Brandon Watkins; her nephew and niece;Jayden(J-Bug) and Aliyah, her Grandparents; Johnny & Jackie Watson; Aunts & Uncles, Denise and Johnny Grooms, Jennifer and Cody Green, Derrick Watson, Shamus (Lynn) McDaniel and James Owens;Cousins, Jesse Grooms, Chelsea Grooms, Nash Stout, Landon Watson, Sheabreana McDaniel, and Courtney McKinney. She has several Great Aunts, Great Uncles, and 2nd & 3rd Cousins. She has many great friends from West High School, Younglife of Knoxville, church family at Marble City baptist, and former employees at Childrens hospital all of Knoxville, TN.

A celebration of the time God has allowed us all to share with our precious Angel here on earth will be officiated by her Pastor Dennis Blazier and will be held at and also hosted by Marble City Baptist Church,this Saturday Feb. 20th 2016. The receiving of family and friends will be held from 2 til 4 pm with the celebration of her life services to follow..Located at 2740 Sutherland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921. We ask that in honor of Brittany you wear red, because she loved the color and everything that she owned was red. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to a go fund me account set up by her family named “Our Brittany’s Memorial Fund”.She greeted everyone with a huge warm hug & a beautiful sweet smile. She will be dearly missed . Her sweet personality and cute little voice made her so special to us all! Everyone loved her dearly. She meant so much to so many and made a positive impact on so many lives.






Suzanne Allison Nobles Randolph

Suzanne “Allison” Randolph, 52, passed away peaceably at home in Knoxville, TN on February 15, 2016 after a short illness. Allison was born in Oak Ridge, TN on October 27, 1963 and later moved with her mother to Kimball, TN.

She is preceded in death by her father, Howard Nobles, step-father, Donald Holland, mother Martha A. Holland, and brother Gary Nobles.

Survivors include husband, Madison King Randolph, Knoxville,TN; daughter, Mary Allison Martin, Trenton, GA; and step-daughter, Anna Claire Randolph, Canton, GA.

Allison graduated at Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga, TN in 1982 and graduated at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

A memorial service will be held at Apostle’s Anglican Church, 1540 Robinson Rd., Knoxville, TN 37923 on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM, EST. Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, Allison requested memorials given to the building fund at Apostle’s Anglican Church and/ or Rachel’s Lament, P.O. Box 10792, Knoxville, TN 37939.




Michael Hebenstreit

Michael Hebenstreit, 74, our beloved father and friend passed away unexpectedly on Thursday January 21, 2016 at his home in Norris, TN.  He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 26, 1941 to the late Bernard and Pearl Hebenstreit.

He is survived by his wife Terry Hebenstreit, their son Geoffrey Hebenstreit of Knoxville, his wife Stephanie and son Dylan.  Judi Hebenstreit and their three children; James Hebenstreit of Knoxville, and his three children, Evan, Julie and Javier.  Heidi Gerding of Colorado, and her two children; Emily and Lucas.  Paul Hebenstreit and wife Rene’ of Lenoir City, and their two children; Natalie and Erich.  He had three great grandchildren, William and twins Graham and Alek, sons of Evan and Taylor Hebenstreit. His life long best friend, Don Knight and Godchild Lisa Holohan Roehrl, of Germany.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Marlene Holohan, his son Joshua Hebenstreit, and half brother Daniel Hebenstreit.

In his retirement, he enjoyed doing odd jobs, lending a helping hand to anyone in need, singing in the church choir and fishing off the dock with his grandchildren.  He was very tech savvy and was the one everyone went to for help with computer problems.  He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing tennis, bowling, skiing, ice skating and placing the occasional bet on his favorite teams. Also, pursuing his life long dream of sailing the open seas.

He served his country as an intelligence agent for the U.S. Air Force.  He was a long time member of Saint Teresa Catholic Church in Clinton, TN.  He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Norris, Tn on Saturday February 6, 2016. Receiving of friends at 2:00 pm, followed by a celebration of life service at 2:30, with a social afterward in the rectory.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.Dogwoodcremation.com/obituaries.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Michaels honor can be made to Edgar Casey A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment.


Craig “Bobbie” Franklin Evans

Craig “Bobbie” Franklin Evans, 49, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday December 9, 2015. He attended Seymour Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Gene and Minnie Evans; Grandparents, Claude and Ella Evans; Grandmother Cora Gass; One brother, James Luther Webb.

Survivors include: sisters and brothers in-law Michael and Connie Ball from Blount County, Buddy and Mary Tweed from Greene County, Ronnie and Lorraine Mathews from Hamblen County; brother, Joe Evans of Greene County; two special nieces Courtney Ball and Camellia Tweed; a special nephew, Jason Tweed; two special great-nephews Blake and Parker Tweed; two special people from California, Johnny and Teresa Shannon; and recognition for a great friend of spirituality, Judy from California.

Bobbie enjoyed spending time with his family, and living his life to the fullest.

The family will have a memorial at a later date.

Jerry “Allen” Baines

Jerry Baines
    Jerry “Allen” Baines
    July 13, 1970 – August 17, 2015
    People are often defined by those they meet throughout their life by “what they do” i.e their career.  In the world of metal manipulation, Allen was       a trail blazer.  Many owe their own skill set to the mentor-ship of Allen.  Allen was a renowned specialist in the art of Automotive Dent Repair,           and this community has showed Allen and his family in support during this time.
   The people who matter most in someone’s life define that person by more than how they earn their living.  Allen’s family knew him as a loyal              family member who would sacrifice his own well being to help those he loved, he often happily gave more than he had to give.  Everyone needs to      play, and play Allen did.  He displayed an impressive mastery of force, spheres and angles in the game of Billiards. Allen was also thrilled to                navigate winding trails through the woods with only his physical strength and a bicycle.  Music played a special role in his life. Allen was one of      those who had the ability to play and sing in a way that would leave a smile on even the most sour face.
   All of this being said, one trait both defined Allen and acted as a place for his mind to play at the same time.  Allen was a determined student of          Reason, Science, Logic, Intellectual Honesty, and the elimination of Cognitive Dissonance.  Allen found great comfort in his journey from faith to    reason.  He once fondly recollected this journey and confided that he was at peace with his all to early rendezvous with his own mortality.  He had nothing to fear, and his only lament was of too little time to spend with those he loved so deeply.  He confided that the anxiousness about “judgment day” which haunted him in his youth had been comfortably dismissed.  As he requested, I will make it known that he never recanted his acceptance of reality on his deathbed.  Allen was until the very last breath a Humanist and Freethinker.
Allen’s life will be celebrated by all who had the pleasure to know him on September 5th at his home. In particular may it be known that those particularly involved in this celebration of his life include his loving and devoted wife (Regina Baines), 4 children (Bethany Garland, Whitney Baines, Megan Wilson and Thomas Wilson),  Son in law Michael Garland, Mother (Kathy Phillips), Brother/Sister in Law (Brian and Brenda Baines), Father and Mother in Law (Ron and Cheri Adams, LaSalle, CO), Sisters in Law (Terrie Adams Plizga, Woodland Hills, CA and Sandy Adams, Loveland CO) Brother in Law (Eric Adams, Port Ludlow, WA and John Hildebrand, Loveland, CO), Dearest Friends that he deemed family (Amy Collins and “his kids” Courtney, Nick and Alex, Caleb Humphrey, Roger Lowd and Walt Williamson).

Charles Richard Mathis

Charles R. Mathis, 82, of Knoxville passed away on June 2,2015.
Charles was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and retired from Thomas Register. He was an avid golfer, and lived life to the fullest. He will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by the love of his life, Linda, of 37 years; daughter, Sandi Mathis; son, Doug Mathis and wife Kelley; granddaughter, Anna Haney and husband Ben; grandsons, Ethan and Ryan Mathis; brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held in his honor at a later date.charlesmathis