Roger E. Edwards

Roger Edward Edwards, 80, of Speedwell TN., Passed away on Sunday February 8th, 2015 at Tennova  North Medical Center.  He was a Proud Veteran of the United States Army. Roger retired from Ford Motor Company, Monroe MI and was a member of the UAW 723.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Hatti Bell (Myers) Edwards of Speedwell TN., his sister Jean Overby of Speedwell, TN., and Great Grandson Michael Brewer Jr. of Monroe MI. Survivors include 2 Brothers William Edwards of Hampton VA., and Willis Edwards of Speedwell TN. Mother of his children Billie Monday of Monroe, MI., son Rodney (Susan) Edwards of Lafollette TN.,  daughters Bonnie (Daniel) Trombley  of Newport MI, and Rissa (Patrick) Bain of Monroe MI., 9 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, cousins and many loving friends.

A private family service will be held at the Edwards Cemetery in Speedwell TN.

Todd Benjamin Reagan

REAGAN, TODD BENJAMIN – 37, passed away on Sunday January 18, 2015. Preceded in death by brother, Terry Reagan Jr.; nephew, Zachary Reagan; and cousin, Barbara Case. Survived by parents, Terry and Sheila Reagan; brother, Timmy Reagan; sons, Nicholas Reagan and Christian Gibson; daughter, Emma Reagan; love of his life, Kimberly Ogle and her children Destiny, David, and Jacob Ogle; nieces, Brittany and Katie Reagan; nephews, Ryan and Ethan Reagan; aunt, Betty Sweet; cousins, Wayne Sweet and Cody Case. Family will receive friends Sunday, February 8th, at North Hills Baptist Church from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. with service following. image

Donna Browning

Donna Vashti Nannet Browning, 73, a resident of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Tenova Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn.

Donna was born Feb. 4, 1941, at Tucscon, Ariz. She was the daughter of William H. Nannet and Vashti V. (Allhands) Nannet.

Donna was raised in the New Richmond area. She attended Coal Creek Central, graduating in 1959. She attended college at Florida Christian College in Temple Terrace, Fla. She married Berne Bennett in 1961. After moving with her family to Durham, N.C., she began a long career as a teacher’s assistant in the Durham County Schools Deaf Education program. Donna brought a special gift to the classroom as she was profoundly hearing impaired since infancy. She served as an inspiration to the many children and parents who loved her dearly over the years.

Donna loved to read, cook, sew, scrapbook and visit with friends and family. One of her greatest joys was attending the annual Allhands family reunion held every summer in New Richmond at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Tyler and Beverly Nannet. She was instrumental in organizing pictures and family mementos into beautiful scrapbooks that she proudly displayed at every reunion.

Those left to honor her memory include husband, Bruce E. Browning of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter Tami Wenzl of Crawfordsville; sons, Christopher (Megan) Bennett of Madison, Wisc., and Timothy (Inna) Bennett of Minneapolis, Minn.; step-son Jody Browning, Durham, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Kara and Kelsey Wenzl, Anthony Newcombe, Lilly and Charlie Bennett, Simon and Anna Bennett; and brother Tyler (Beverly) Nannet of New Richmond.

She was be sadly missed. Her memory will remain forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

A service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Glenwood Baptist Church, Powell, Tenn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Glenwood Baptist Church, 7212 Central Avenue Pike, Powell, TN 37849.

Anthony Rufus Hines

Tony Hines, 54, passed away after battling a chronic illness on Jan. 12, 2015. He is dearly loved by his wife, Deborah, of 34 years; daughter, Amy Hines, with grandchildren, Tristan and Maddison; son, Mark and wife Daima Hines. His loving family includes Anne and husband Frank Landers, Jane and husband Steve Sledge, and Gale Stewart, Tommy and wife Barbara Hines, Mike and wife Angel, along with a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends with whom he shared his life. He will receive full military honors at East Tennessee State Military Cemetery on Governor John Sevier Highway at 11:30 on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. The family will receive friends starting at 2 p.m. at The Old Stone House on 4702 Big Springs Rd., Greenback, TN 37842. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project.