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.

Hugo W. Bertini

Hugo W. Bertini, 94, died March 18, 2021 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Born on December 12, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois to immigrant Italian parents, Hugo joined the Army at the age of 17, the earliest he could join during World War II. Always athletic, he boxed while he was in the service. Once the war ended, he decided to pursue his education. To do so, he had to redo his high school degree on a more academic track and then complete the first two years of college at Wright Junior College. He then graduated from Northwestern University with an undergraduate degree. He earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Tennessee in 1962. He used this advanced degree in his decades of work in nuclear physics in the Neutron Physics Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He published a number of scientific articles during that time and performed pioneering research into the uses of solar energy.

Hugo passionately pursued his interests in fitness, hunting, fishing, marksmanship and the outdoors throughout his life. He gave his three sons a childhood like no other, by involving them in these interests. He regarded these pursuits as opportunities for learning and for exposure to new and fascinating experiences, including eye-opening adventures in exploring the wilderness in Arizona and Colorado in search of lost treasures. His sons cherish these memories, as they do their memories of their father’s ever-present sense of humor, and his booming hearty laugh.

Hugo is preceded in death by his father Rizieri Bertini and mother Matilde Bertini, by his brother Reno Bertini, and by his sister Lola Bertini Bennett. He is survived by his longtime beloved companion, Peggy Tiner, his sons, Steven Bertini, Michael Bertini, Peter Bertini, their mother JoAnne and their spouses, his niece, Nina Bennett Smith, and by numerous grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oak Ridge Sportmen’s Association, 2625 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37830.

Randall Dale Born

Randall Dale Born, age 69, passed away Saturday, March 13th, 2021, at his home in Maryville. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Elaine Born (Kinney), in 2015.  He is survived by his children, Heather Gomez, Mathew Born, and Rachel Robocker; his grandchildren Cecilia Gomez and Alister and Cassie Robocker; his brother, Roger Born, and his sisters Billie Thompson and Beverly Rice-Anderson.

Randy was born in Kenton, Ohio in 1952 to Jack and Martha Born.  His talent with machinery led him to enlist in the Air Force in 1972.  Over the course of his career he obtained degrees in criminal justice and aircraft mechanics.  He was married to Elaine in 1973.  They lived at Beale AFB in California before he joined the National Guard and was stationed at McGhee Tyson.  During his 36 years of military service, Randy performed tours of duty around the world.  His gift was the ability to fix or build anything he set his mind to.  He loved the outdoors, cars, woodworking, watching sports, and spending time with his grandkids.  Randy’s dedication to his family and to his country was an inspiration; his memory will live on in the generations to come.

Tracey Marie Venable

Tracey Marie Venable, 46, passed away March 11, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. 

She is survived by her husband, Jack; children, Peyton Rogers and Wesley Rogers; step-children, Jackson Venable, Troy and Rachel Venable, and David Venable; 5 grandchildren; parents, Raymond and Rose Marie Krulac; step-sister, Diane and Oliver Vontroll; step-brother, Danny Krulac; uncles and aunts, Dan Krulac, Mary Ann and Fred Andel, Bill and Dava Dursa.

Tracey got a BSN in Nursing from Kent State University, a graduate of Solon High School where she played volleyball. 

Tracey was the best wife, mother and daughter who was always so loving, so thoughtful and caring. She had a passion for scrapbooking. She was a Nurse for 25 years and her patients always came first. Tracey always made holidays, birthdays and anniversaries so special.

A special thanks to the wonderful staff of the CVICU at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for the exceptional care to her and her family during this time. She will be missed by so many!
The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.