Ronald Ray Bowling

Ronald Ray Bowling, age 67, born on July 29, 1953 in Knoxville, TN. He passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 26, 2021 after a long hard fight fought battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Annis Bowling; siblings Jerry, Frankie, David, Teresa and Margie.

Ronnie is survived by his son Ronnie and two grandchildren; siblings Donna, Judy, Diane, Benny, Johnny and Steve; along with a host of nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Tommy, Jami, Jolene and DayDay for your help with Ronnie during his battle, also a thank you to Ronnie’s brother-in-law David for all his help during Ronnie’s final days. Services are being provided by Dogwood Cremation.

Stanley Stokey

Stanley Stokey, age 86, of Knoxville, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully on April 24. Stan was born May 1, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were the late Cyril and Helen Stokey. A true man of God, he faithfully served his country, his community, and his church.

Stan served his country in the Army during the Korean War as well as the Merchant Marine. During the time with the Merchant Marine he developed a love of travel that he kept throughout his life.  He later graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Masters in City Planning.

Stan dedicated his life’s work through serving the community. He made  the region a better place to work, live, and raise a family for  over thirty years as a City Planner with The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).  He developed a ride share and express bus system for TVA during his tenure. He was a member of President Jimmy Carter’s Transportation Task Force and attended both President Carter’s and President Clinton’s Inaugurations.

Stan truly had a servants heart. He served his church in many capacities. He was a Trustee for Cokesbury United Methodist Church. He turned retirement into a passion to serve others through Manna House, the church food pantry. While there no child left without Stan registering them for DollyParton’s  Imagination Library, the non- profit free book gifting program providing much needed books to children. He was happiest when serving others.

Stan is survived by his wife Diana, children Paul Stokey and wife Michele, Edward Stokey and wife Cheryl, Dennis Sprous, Douglas Sprous, Darla DeRosa and husband Michael along with a host of adored grandchildren. The family would like to thank Michael DeRosa for the love and encouragement he shared with Stan in his later years.  Stan lives on in the gifts of humility, true kindness, and warmth given freely to all he came in contact with.

Please consider a gift to the Cokesbury UMC in Stan’s memory. Condolences can be left at  dogwoodcremations.com/stanley-stokey.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with burial at the Veterans Cemetery.

Tony Allen Ahrens


Tony Allen Ahrens, May 25, 1968 to April 1, 2021, in Newport, Tennessee, originally from Rockford, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents Louis and Billie Nell Ahrens, his sister Irene/Alix Ahrens, his nieces Samantha and Scarlett. Survived by his daughter Diamond and 3 grandchildren, his sisters Jodi (Paul) Gentry, Cindy Gentry, Becky Boling and their families, along with many other special family members to continue to celebrate his life. 

Tony was already a hard worker and would give anything to help someone out if they needed it. His family meant everything to him. 

Daniel Fuller Rosser

Daniel Fuller Rosser, 59, of Knoxville went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2021 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Anita Rosser.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Rosser; brother and sister in-law, Kenneth Manuel Rosser Jr and Celia, and several other relatives and close friends.

The family is not having any formal services at this time. 

Carole Stephens Taylor

Carole Stephens Taylor, age 75 of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 after a brief and very courageous battle with Cancer.

Carole was a great friend and wonderful mother and grandmother. She never met a stranger and was affectionately known by many, as ‘Sweet T’.

She was born in Knoxville and graduated from Farragut High School, where she played basketball and volleyball. She worked at Kohl’s West Town for the past 15 years as well as Cokesbury United Methodist Church. She was such a positive person who loved her job, her family and attending football and basketball games for her grandson’s. She was also an avid Tennessee fan.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Mary and Harold Stephens. She is survived by her two children, Edana (Brian) Herrell and Jason (Susan) Taylor, both of Knoxville, along with two grandson’s, Alex Taylor and Jace Herrell.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 11:00am- 1:00pm at 12950 Highwick Circle, Knoxville, TN 37934.

Bridgemore Subdivision ClubhouseRefreshments will be served.

In lieu of flowers, please do something to make someone smile and think of Carole.

Clayton Russel Randolph Sr.

Clayton was born in Crossville, TN May 22, 1935, to James and Maggie Randolph. He moved to Toledo, Ohio and started R&R Trucking. R&R Trucking was a postal contractor which he owned and operated for 47 years. 

​Clayton passed away on April 14,2021 at Tennova North Hospital. Clayton is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Wanda Faye Pippin and grandson Randy Randolph Jr.  Clayton is survived by loving wife Linda (Weaver). They were married October 4, 1954. Children Glenda (Glen) Martin, DannieRandolph, Russ Jr (Grace)Randolph, Randy (Julie) Randolph. Clayton had 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and niece and nephew and special friend Donna Brewster.

​Claytons family would like to thank Tennova North Hospital staff for the wonderful care he received.

​There will be no visitation. Memorial will be private. 

David Allen Smith

David Allen Smith, born December 29, 1967, passed away on April 6, 2021.He was a hands on type of person who spent his life doing mechanical and automotive body work. This is what he loved to do. David leaves behind his beloved family members, relatives and many friends who loved him dearly.The family will have a private ceremony.

Lisa Michelle Whitehead

Lisa Michelle Whitehead, 46, passed away April 7, 2021 at home surrounded by family and friends. 

She is survived by her husband, Larry; son, Dalton Black; godchild, Kaiden; mother, Carolyn; Brother, Sam and wife April Johnson. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved very much. 

Lisa was the best mama, wife and daughter who was always so loving, so thoughtful and caring. Upon meeting Lisa, it didn’t take you long to know just how much she loved her son, cause she would tell you over and over again. She had a passion for her family, food, candy, and scrapbooking. Lisa always made holidays, birthdays and anniversaries so special.

She is proceeded in death by her father, Claude Johnson; Brother, Randy Johnson; Grandmother, Mary Johnson.

She will be missed by so many!
The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date

I love you, goodnight, bye. 

Ted Helms

Ted Helms, 73, of Knoxville, TN passed away on March 28, 2021.

Ted was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Master’s degree in public health and safety. He worked at Oak Ridge National Lab for most of his career. He had a passion for cooking, photography, biking and hiking, tennis, playing bridge, classical music and travelling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Mary Helms; sisters, Barbara Bumgarner and Mable Helms.

Survivors include nephew, Nelson Bumgarner; nieces, Susan Biglin and Lori Bumgarner.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ted’s memory to Church Street United Methodist  (900 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902) or Amedisys Hospice Care (1420 Dutch Valley Dr, Suite C, Knoxville, TN 37918).

The family will have a private service.

Larry Gangone

GANGONE, Larry – 81 – Larry passed away on March 18th , 2021, at his home in
Knoxville. He was born on April 6th , 1939 in Brooklyn, New York. Larry
spent his early years growing up in Riverside, NJ in a large Italian family,
the fifth of seven brothers and sisters born to Frank & Anne Gangone.
He served in the U. S. Army for 3 years (1957-1959), working as a heavy
equipment mechanic, and was stationed in Korea.
In 1978, Larry left New Jersey for south Florida, with dreams of the
Florida sun. He resided in in Florida for many years, which is where he
met his wife Tracy in 1987, wedding in 1994. In 2005, they made the
decision to relocate to east Tennessee and have fondly called Knoxville
their home since that time.
Larry was a lover of animals, both big and small. He has been known to
raise a baby bird to flight and has always enjoyed the companionship of
his dog Molly as well as a cat, Katie.
Although Larry bravely battled health issues for the past five years, he
never complained, and never gave up hope for a better day.
Larry is survived by wife Tracy of Knoxville, who adored him and
provided care to him over the years of his failing health. Also survived
by a daughter Lisa Alley (Randy) of Hartwell, GA, a son, William
Gangone (Michelle), Lake Worth, FL, as well as four grandchildren,
Stephen, Nicole (Michael), Zachary and Riya, as well as two great
grandchildren, Lily and Miya. Larry was preceded in death by one son,
Larry Gangone, Jr. in 1981.
A celebration of Larry’s life will take place on April 10 th , 2021, at the
Glenmore Mansion in Jefferson City. Please reach out to Tracy by
phone or email (ltgangone@gmail) for details of the celebration.