Earl Joseph Pizzoferrato

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.

James Allen Lawrence

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

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.

Sheila Darlene Moody

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

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 Parks

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

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.

Mary Carolyn Mulder

Mary Carolyn Mulder, 88, of Knoxville, TN, died May 5, 2021. She was born
December 28, 1932, in Wetumpka, AL. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Pedric and Linda Mulder, along with her brother, Philip Mulder, of
Wetumpka, AL, her sister, Patty Vick of Atlanta, and her daughter, Stacy Elin
Eagan, of Weston, FL.
Ms. Mulder graduated from the University of Alabama in 1955 with a B.S. in
Home Economics, where she was very engaged in Delta Gamma and other
campus activities. After graduation, she worked at Loveman’s Department
Store in Birmingham, AL, until she married Lt. R. Thomas Quinn, a US Naval
Academy graduate in 1956 and spent the next 20 years raising three children
and moving around the US and Europe (Naples, Italy) courtesy of the US Navy.
They spent the subsequent decade moving multiple times between Knoxville,
TN, and Cambridge, MA. When they parted, Carolyn returned to Knoxville to
complete an M.S. in historic interior design through UT’s College of Architecture
and Design. Subsequently, she enjoyed collecting interesting antiques, until
macular degeneration slowed her down, including over 2000 pieces of
American silverplate flatware, the patterns and pieces spanning over 125 years,
that she donated to the University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum of Natural
History & Culture in 2004. Carolyn loved to read. She followed and loved to
discuss world events and US politics. She made friends easily and kept some
of them many decades.
Carolyn is survived by a son, Robert M. Quinn, of Wetumpka, AL, a daughter,
Cameron P. Quinn, of Arlington, VA, and a grandson, Russell T. Eagan, of
Hollywood, FL, along with numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-
nephews, and cousins. A memorial was held June 5th .

Roger Lee Hatfield

Roger Lee Hatfield, 77, of Knoxville passed away on June 3, 2021. Roger was a retired boilermaker of Local #453.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Leona Hatfield; son, Mo Hatfield; brother, Rodney; and sister, Jenise.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; sons, Jason (Amy) and Russell; stepmother, Gladys Crim; stepsisters, Shelly and Cher; stepbrother, Kim; stepchildren, Larry (Lisa) and Lisa Carol; grandchildren, Holly and Patrick; and many grands and great grands; best friend, Bob Battles. 

The family is having a private Celebration of Life at a later date.

Karon Marie Proctor West

Karon Marie Proctor West, of Knoxville, TN, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021; welcomed into Heaven and made whole. She was born September 3, 1969 in Pomona, CA. She grew up and attended high school in Henderson, NV. She moved to Knoxville in 2008. She adored her grandchildren; Anacella, Xzavier, Isabella, and Will, her nephew; Matthew, and her fur babies. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Proctor. She is survived by her husband; the love of her life, Jamie West. She is also survived by her children; Robert Cook and Tiffani Smith, her mother; Sharon Proctor, sisters and their spouses; Kathy Parnell (Doug) and Kimberly Proctor (Tarl), Uncle; Jim Proctor (Maryann), and  many cousins. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.