Mary Lynn Rogers Hankins

Mary Lynn Rogers Hankins, age 73, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021. She was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. Mary was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and girlfriend. 

Preceded in death by father, Jesse Rogers; husband, Jesse Coffey Sr; son, Jesse Coffey Jr; daughter, Marsha Hankins Thompson.

Mary will be missed by mother, Ruth Rogers; boyfriend, Larry Hawkins; siblings, Jesse and Connie Rogers; Don and Carolyn Rogers; Steve Rogers; Linda and Albert Bailey Jr; Ginger and Jeff Miller Sr; Daughter in law, Renee and Mike Adams; Grand-kids, Brandon Coffey and fiance, Tiara Kendall; Brent Coffey; Jessica and Edward Switzer; Jennifer and Demetrius Bowman; Janice Lyon; James Lyon; Taylor Thompson and fiance Jacob Taylor; Jamie Thompson and fiance, Corey Davidson; Katie Thompson; Jesse Thompson; and many great grandchildren.

Khristopher Robert Burk

Khristopher Robert Burk, 27, passed suddenly on October 9, 2021. Khris was born February 4, 1994 in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Maryville, Tennessee in 2006. He graduated from William Blount High School in 2012, where he played football and was on the wrestling team. Khris was always making people smile and made friends wherever he went. Even though he left this earth too soon he will always live on and be remembered by his mother Rosland Burk, his siblings Heather (Joseph) Smith, Holly Burk, Kasey (Ricardo) Vargas, his daughter Addison Maxiene, son Nolan Thomas, cherished aunts, uncles, several cousins and many other family members and friends. We know he is at peace with his father William “Bob” Burk and grandparents William “Bill” and Addie “Maxine” Burk and will always be loved here by many on earth as well as in heaven. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday December 4, 2021 from 4pm-7pm at Ross Springs Clubhouse, 307 Ross Springs Dr, Maryville, TN 37803. 

Robin Denise O’Neal Coles

Robin Denise O’Neal Coles, 60, passed away at home on October 29, 2021.
She is preceded in death by her father: Fred Dawson O’Neal, mother: Johnnie Edwina O’Neal, and sister:
Jessie Darlene Able.
She is survived by her husband: Bob Coles, daughters: Shevy O’Neal and Shelby Stanfield, sons: Adam
Sherwood, Charles (Valerie) Coles and Steven Coles, sister: Donna (R.L.) Bradburn, Jennifer (Danny)
Patty, brothers: Timothy O’Neal and Dennis O’Neal, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and
several nieces and nephews.
A grave side service will be held at Cloyds Creek Chapel Cemetery in Greenback, TN on Saturday
November 6, 2021 at 2pm. Brian Davis will be officiating the service.

C. Gerald Sundahl

C. Gerald Sundahl, M.D.

Superb doctor, passionate teacher, gentleman farmer, voracious reader, compulsive learner, avid outdoorsman, world traveler, clock collector, sometime singer, exercise advocate, mentor to many, friend, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather…. these are many of the ways he touched our lives.  He personified contradictions, disliked ceremonies and formality and dedicated himself to intellectual pursuits while consummately pursuing the ideals of education, self-sufficiency, and individual responsibility. Many of his last conversations centered around whether he made an impact and had anyone learned anything from him!  Dr. Jerry Sundahl, “Doc” or “Papaw”, as he was also known, passed away on October 22nd, 2021, at almost 83 years old.  He lived a fulfilling life and, at his request, we are to celebrate his life and our good memories.  

Jerry was born and grew up in Bradford, PA, graduated from Princeton University (1960) and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1964).  After graduating from medical school, Jerry completed his internship and a year of internal medicine training in Cooperstown, NY, then moved to southern California to complete 2 years of required military service as an Air Force doctor.  Jerry completed his remaining 2 years of internal medicine training and 2 years of cardiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1972, Jerry joined the founders of the Knoxville Cardiovascular Group at University of Tennessee Medical Center.   Jerry was committed to his medical practice, but his real love was helping people and playing prankster with staff.  After nearly 30 years of dedicated practice, Jerry retired in 2001 but continued the learning and training necessary to retain his medical license until a few years ago.

The family wishes to thank all of the medical professionals he’s seen over the last few years for his continued care, most recently Dr. Daniel Cox and the staff at Lakemoor Family Physicians, Dr. John Acker, Dr. Scott Stevens, Dr. Michael Eilerman and the UT Medical Center Hospice team.  Thanks to the caregivers who have assisted the family with Jerry’s care over the last year (Stuart) and, most recently the required 24/7 care (Jackque), while still providing the respect and dignity Jerry deserved.  Thanks also to friends and ministry at Alcoa First United Methodist church for their love and support.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Agnes Sundahl, and his brother Bruce.   He leaves behind to celebrate his memory, his wife of nearly 35 years, Faye, their children Kathy (Ed), Tommy, (Joanie), Jimbo (Anahita) and Jeff (Joy), along with 11 grandchildren – Cara (Will), Alex (Allen), Katie, Kirstyn, Zachary, Baylor, Claire, Cristina (Trey), Allison, Connor, Devon, 2 great-grandchildren – Olivia, Beckett, his brother, Jim Sundahl (MaryKat) and many other family and friends.   

A celebration of life will be held  at 2:00 pm ET on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Alcoa First United Methodist Church, 617 Gilbert St, Alcoa, TN 37701.  The service will be livestreamed at (Home tab/Livestream).  There will be no formal receiving of friends but please stop by after the service to say hello to friends and family gathered.  [Masks recommended but not required.]  Online condolences may be offered at

Gary Paul Gothard Sr.

Gary Paul Gothard, Sr. 86, of Johnson City, TN went to be with the Lord on September 22nd, 2021 in Knoxville, TN. He was born in Kennett, MO on November 3rd, 1934 and was the son of Willis Pervis Gothard and Lora Sanders Gothard. He was married to Kay Frances Kelly of Caruthersville, MO on January 20th, 1954.

Gary was a 1953 graduate of Kennett High School and soon after joined the Missouri National Guard. While serving his country, he also worked for Riggs Supply Company in Haiti, MO, where he learned many of the skills that would serve him later in life. Gary received an honorable discharge from the National Guard in 1960 and moved to Memphis with his family. Gary went on to become the owner and sole proprietor of Central Supply Company. He was a distinguished businessman, and his company was considered the best in Memphis and the Midsouth area. Gary was a member of The United Methodist Church for 50 years and came to the lord in 1978.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Kay, their two children; Gary Paul Gothard Jr. of Knoxville, TN and Kelly Gothard Parish of Waynesboro, PA, their two grandchildren; Katie Parish of Baltimore, MD and Gary Paul Gothard III of Florence, SC and their two great-grandchildren; Peyton Stone Gothard and Palmer Steele Gothard. Gary is also survived by his brother Tom Gothard of Paragould, AR as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Odell Cummings as well as his brother, Glen Gothard, and nephew, David Gothard.

Our prayer is for Gary to rest in the arms of Jesus for eternity. We will all look to the day when we are joined again in the Lord’s time.

Robert Shields Noe

Robert Shields Noe, 75, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at his home in Strawberry Plains following an illness. Preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Shields Noe and Edna Carter Noe, brothers Jerry Lynn Noe and Ernest Dale Noe, sister Linda Noe Duncan. Survived by brother, Thomas Gale Noe; son, Robert Barry Noe and wife Susan; and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1230p on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Janet P. Charters

Janet P. Charters passed peacefully at home on October 2, 2021, and has moved on to be reunited with her beloved family, where she will spend all eternity with them and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born at home on May 13, 1935, to William and Zelma McMath of Lincoln Park, Michigan. 

Janet is preceded in death by her father William McMath, stepfather George McLane, and her mother Zelma McLane; two brothers Bill (Penny) McMath and Jim McMath, five sisters Dorothy (Bill) Heitman, Jean (Ervin) Schafer, Marge (Warren) Allman, Pauline (John) Kottan and Gail Carbonneau. Janet was also preceded in death by two former husbands, Edward Workman and Bob Charters.

Janet is survived by her three daughters and “sons”-in-law: Sherry (Kraig) Banks, Dawn (Gary) Goodwin, Kris (Jeff) Parks, five grandchildren: Linsey Bachman, Kyle (Desiree) Banks, Tonya (Tommy) O’Brien, April (Lee) Woods, and Cherie Parks. She leaves 14 great grandchildren and 1, soon to be 2, great-great grandsons, many nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Doreen McMath, and lifelong friends Bud and Marge Dellert, two grand-cats, Ollie and Tigger, and one grand-dog, Dixie.

Janet was born the 7th of 8 children into a large, close knit and happy family. They made a trip to Long Lake in Alpena every year, and that tradition continued to include grandchildren. Janet was a homemaker while her children were young and during those years she bowled on a league and was a member of a Pinochle club with her sisters and friends, who went on many annual trips to Las Vegas along with their mother. Later she worked at Great Lake Steel for 24 years until retiring in 1998. Janet enjoyed traveling, her and Bob went on trips to Aruba, Hawaii, Oklahoma and many family vacations with her daughters, sons-in-law, grandkids, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed any time spent with her kids and grandkids, birthday parties, boat rides and casino trips. She was wonderful, generous mom and grandma, always ready and eager to help if one of us was in a tight spot or even helps clear the land and help to build a house. Janet loved living in Tennessee, her new home, all her neighbors in the small condo community, warm evening rides in the Corvair with the top down, late evening trips to Dairy Queen… and first on her list of favorite things to do was eating out. “I’m buying!!!” she’d say and didn’t like it if she didn’t get her way. Seeing our neighbor Parker sing and dance in “his shows” at Country Tonight was a great pleasure for her too. 

Janet was an extremely generous, loving, caring woman and will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, 32163 W. Huron River Drive, Flat Rock, MI 48134. Family and friends may gather at 1pm and the service will be held at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association

Ronald David Edsell

Ronald David Edsell, 81, went to be with his wife of 59 years on October 10, 2021.

He was a Veteran of the US Navy and had a passion for the outdoors. He loved fishing, cookouts and the lake. Ronald was also a Vols fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Edsell; son, Jeff Edsell; parents, William and Pearlie Edsell.

Survivors include his 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.

Paul Christian Gurtner

Paul Christian Gurtner, of Knoxville, TN, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Paul was born October 17, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and worked with Nevada Power Company for 43 years. In 2007, he retired and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. He was an United States Army veteran and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Margaret Gurtner; his daughter, Karon Proctor West; and brother-in-law, James Ward. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Gurtner; daughter and husband, Kathy Parnell (Doug); Sister, Martha Ward; Grandchildren, Matthew Parnell, Tiffani Smith, and Robert Cook; Nephews, Regis Ward (Christina), Robert Ward (Betty Ann), and Jeffrey Ward; and many other cousins, great grandchildren, great nieces, and great nephews. A private celebration of life will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.

Scott Turbyfill

Scott Turbyfill, 49, of Maryville, TN gained his wings on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, with his wife Angie by his side. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Turbyfill and his grandparents, Bonnie and Wayne Turbyfill and Fred and Ruth Russell. He is survived by his wife, Angie Turbyfill; daughters, Whittney Turbyfill, Emily Turbyfill; step-daughter, Courtney Bailey; mother, Linda Turbyfill; sister, Tammy White; brother and sister-in-law, Rusty and April Turbyfill; and friend Jim White. Also survived by brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, David and Kristi Jones, Stan and Debbie Newsom; best friends Don and Kim Fife and so many more; many Aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life will be held on his 50th Birthday, October 10, 2021 at 3pm at Louisville Point Park Pavillion.