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Charles E Allen

by DFH Inc. on 09/24/20

Charles E Allen, 67, of Newport, passed away suddenly Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He was born March 1, 1953. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was known for his many accomplishments in karate and for his Grand Master status. He will always be remembered for his great love of God and for his love of family.He was preceded in death by his mother, Essie Bristol.He is survived by his wife, Sarah Evans Allen; his daughter, Tasha Allen; his son, Justin Allen; stepsons, Dearco (Emma), and Kam’Ron; stepdaughters, Devinne, Tajuonna, Jessica and Acacia; grandchildren; Shaleese, DJ, Izaiah, Jayden, Milana, Brookelyn, Kalid and Kendra; great-grandson Keihari; stepgrandchildren, Ty, Eva, Deaja, Adrenia, Kamyrah, Aire’J, Maurice, Amir and Zaharha; sisters, Mary Ruth Rucker and Brenda Blevins; and brother, Aaron. The family will receive friends 2 – 3 p.m., Sunday, September 27 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with a celebration of life service to follow at 3 p.m.Arrangements by: Dockery-Senter Funeral Home

Steve Henry Dailey

by DFH Inc. on 09/23/20

Steve Henry Dailey, 65, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Covenant Health Care after a lingering illness.

Steve graduated in 1974 from Morristown East High School. Steve worked with his brother, Gary, for several years as a carpet layer.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Willie V. Dailey; sister, Henrietta; and brothers, Terry, Gary and Wayne Dailey.

LSteve is survived by sisters, Mary (Mike) Williams and Lynnis Richmond of Morristown; brothers, Ronald Dailey of Georgia and Michael Dailey of Morristown; sister-in-Law, Trena Dailey of Morristown; aunt, Frances Pate of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of relativeThe family will receive friends 11 a.m. – noon, Thursday, September 24 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at noon. Interment to follow at Rock of Ages Cemetery.

Arrangements by: Dockery–Senter Funeral Home


Janice Y. McMahan

by DFH Inc. on 09/23/20

Janice Y. McMahan was born January 25, 1945 to Cliffert (Martin) and Chester McMahan and went to be with the Lord Friday, September 18, 2020.She was a Morristown College graduate and a beloved school teacher. She enjoyed jmany years of teaching and retired from Lincoln Heights Elementary. She was a devout Christian with a strong faith who was an active member of Abundant Life Church serving as an usher, member of the serving committee and used her keen sense of design to help keep the church’s landscaping looking beautiful.She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Aaron “Sonny” McMahan; and sister, Delores McCravyShe is survived by her siblings, Josephine Fry (George), Marjorie Houston (Charles), LaRue Guerber, Brenda Goodson (Joe), Anita Williams (James), Harold McMahan (Norma) and Philip McMahan; sons, William Johnson (Carmen), Jonathan Johnson (Melissa), and Robert Johnson (Miranda); grandchildren, Patrick, Demetrius, Jaylen, Breanna, Jada, Tison, Skylan and Braeden; great-grandchildren, Zaida and Nova; special niece, Kimberly Boamah; along with many other nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be held 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 23 at New Salem Cemetery in Sevierville.Arrangements by: Dockery-Senter Funeral Home



Kathrine F. “Kathy” Shelton

by DFH Inc. on 09/20/20

Katherine F. “Kathy” Shelton, 71, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at UT Medical Center. She loved doing crafts and being outdoors. She also loved find out about her family history and gardening.

She has gone to be with her husband, Eugene Shelton; and her parents, Walter Kabot and Bobbie R. Crook.

Survivors include her son, Bryan Shelton (Cheyanne); and her daughter; Wendy D. Roberts; grandchildren, Brooklyn Braiden, Arianna Shelton, Megan, Dawn, and Peyton Roberts.

Cremation services provided by:

Dockery-Senter Funeral Home

James “Pop Pop” Uncle Bo Moore

by DFH Inc. on 09/18/20

He was known by many names such as “Pop-Pop,” “Uncle Bo” and “Bo,” but whatever you knew him as, you knew he was loving, giving, hard-working, and full of joy. If you knew Bo, you knew he could fix anything and everything, and literally worked until his last days.

Bo’s biggest focus in life was his family. He absolutely adored all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was present at every life event possible and showed up with the biggest hug and a smile. He made sure that his family always knew that they were loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Clorine Moore.

He has left to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 61 years, Kathryn Moore; his sisters, Olivia “Auntie” Goins and Geneva (Eddie) Guthrie; brother, Billy (Betty) Wayney; daughter, Renea (Frank) Houston; sons Rodney, Rufus (Kellie) and James Russell (Summer) Moore; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 1 – 2 p.m., Friday, September 18 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hamblen Memory Gardens

Helen Treece

by DFH Inc. on 09/09/20

Helen Treece, 88, of Smyrna, Tennessee, formerly of Morristown, was born October 8, 1931 and went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna. She was a proud member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and a former member of Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from Morristown-Hamblen Hospital where she worked as a CSR Technician for 33 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie Brooks and Frank Brooks Sr.; husband, Glenn Alfonza Treece Sr.; son, Glenn Alfonza Treece, Jr.; brothers, Ardell, Frank Jr. (Vernell), Edward (Betty) and Spencer (Mabel); and sisters, Elizabeth and Omega (Frank).

Survivors include her devoted daughters, Pamelia (Gerry) Hall of Cleveland, Ohio, Glenda Rucker of Smyrna, and Vanessa (Terry) Jones of Pensacola, Florida; loving brother, Mac Arthur (Martha) Brooks of Russellville; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Emphrey, Michelle Emphrey, Stephen (Shannon) Treece, Kristi (Robert) Kyle, and Charles (Megan) Rucker; nine great-grandchildren, Cee-Asia Emphrey, Steven Michael Staelens, Jasmine Nichelle Staelens, Shamaria Jones, Chamiya Jones, Haley Kyle, Kacey Kyle, Mason Treece and Jordan Treece; a host of loving nieces and nephews; and many, many extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday, September 10 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home followed by a homegoing celebration at 7 p.m. with Rev. Clifton Jackson Sr. officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m., Friday, September 11 in Brooks Cemetery in Russellville.

Arrangements by: Dockery- Senter Funeral Home


Alma Estelle Davis

by DFH Inc. on 08/21/20

Alma EstAlma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Paul, Ralph, Roy and Clyde Davis; and sisters, twins Helen and Louise Davis, and Mary Alice Davis Litton.

She is survived by her brother, Albert “Skeet” Davis of Augusta, Georgia; nephew and niece, Daryl and Krista Samsel of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of several nephews and nieces.

The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage and Avalon Hospice for the care and compassion they showed for Alma during her illness. We are truly grateful.

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by:

Dockery-Senter Funeral Home

Martha Ilene Patterson

by DFH Inc. on 08/12/20

Martha Ilene Patterson, 80, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 2, 2020. She was a member of Abundant Life Church.

Ilene was preceded in death by her parents, Norman Sr. and Ada Ruth Patterson.

She was the beloved mother of Terri Cobbs-Woods, and Jervie Cobbs-Thomas; and devoted grandmother of Shaun Cobbs, Teron (Libby) and Daron (Nikki) Cobbs, all of Morristown. She is survived by 12 great-grandchildren; devoted brothers, Norman (Mabel) Patterson, Billy Don (Willie Mae) Patterson, all of Morristown, and Bobby (Peralie) Patterson of Greensboro, North Carolina; and a host of family and friends. 

Family and friends visitation will be 11 – noon, Saturday, August 8 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home, with a celebration of life service following at noon with Rev. James Goins officiating.

Due to current COVID-19 requirements, everyone must wear a mask or face protection when entering funeral home. Six-foot social distancing will be observed.

Arrangements by: Dockery-Senter Funeral Home


Cedrick ‘Taru’ Whiteside

by DFH Inc. on 08/03/20

Cedric Turu Whiteside, 48, passed away Friday, July 31, 202 at UT Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held 5 p.m., Saturday, August 15 at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

Arrangements by Dockery-Senter Funeral Home

Pedro Santizo Hernandez

by DFH Inc. on 07/24/20

Pedro-Santizo Hernandez, 48, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at home.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Dockery-Senter Funeral Home.

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