Current Obituaries


Current Obituaries

Cedrick ‘Taru’ Whiteside

by DFH Inc. on 08/03/20

Cedrick ‘Taru’ Whiteside, 48, passed away Friday, July, 31, 2020 at UT Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced later 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.

Isidro Perez Ortiz

by DFH Inc. on 07/23/20

Isidro Perez Ortiz, 60, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

Cremation services provided by Dockery-Senter Funeral Home.

Alley Henry Mason

by DFH Inc. on 07/23/20

Alley Henry Mason Jr., 85, departed this life Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System after a long battle with heart problems.

Henry was a 35-year employee of Morristown Utilities, from which he retired. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving country honorably.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alley Henry Mason Sr. and Loretta Guthrie Mason; son, Jerry L. Mason; infant daughter, Loretta Bernice Mason; brother, George Mason; and sisters, Helen Proctor and Carolyn Smith.

He leaves to mourn his wife of 64 years, Barbara Mason; daughter, Cecelia Ann (Alonzo) Davis; brother, William (Naomi) Mason; grandson, Marteko Allen; great-grandson, Maliq Allen; great-granddaughter, Kamani Allen; sister, Henrietta Alston; a number of nieces and nephews; two devoted cousins, Versie Thornwell Mason and Betty Ann Barner; and dear friends, Clara Osborne, Juanita Clark, and Robert and Irene Fain and family. No visitation is planned. Private graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 25 at Hamblen Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Dockery Senter Funeral Home.

Timothy Dramecee Kyle

by DFH Inc. on 07/14/20

Timothy Dramecee Kyle, 32, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

The family will receive friends 11 a.m. – noon, Saturday, July 18 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at noon. COVID-19 mandates will be in effect with limited seating.

Arrangements by Dockery-Senter Funeral Home.  

Frances Hampton

by DFH Inc. on 07/13/20

Frances Hampton, 88, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Covenant Health.

Frances was the Church Mother of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Whitesburg.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Edd and Ethel Johnson Parkey; her Husband, James Hampton; three daughters, Wanda and Glenda Kyle, Yvette Porter; two grandsons, Junior Donaldson and Brandon Treece; four brothers, June, A.R., Charlie and Cleophus Parkey; and two sisters, Amanda Blevins and Cliva Nance.

Frances is survived by her seven loving children, Gary (Charlene) Kyle, Eddie (Rebecca) Kyle, Pansy Wallace, Rodney (Pam) Kyle, Louis (Elaine) Hampton, Yvonne Hampton and Audrey Baltimore; 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gladys Parkey; brother-in-law, J. E. Hampton; adopted son, Chubby Wilken; her TBC family; and a host of family and friends.                          

The family wishes to express our many thanks to the staff of Covenant Health CCU and Amedisys Home Health.

The family will receive friends noon – 1 p.m., Thursday, July 16 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. COVID-19 mandates will be followed; social distancing will be enforced.

Arrangements by Dockery-Senter Funeral Home.

Bethany Elyse Houston

by DFH Inc. on 06/23/20

Bethany Elyse Houston was born June 22, 1984 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. She discontinued her physical life Monday, June 22, 2020 at the same hospital, as the result of a brain hemorrhage. She was the much cherished and only child of Jeannine E. Thompson and The Rev. Dr. Frank Warren Houston (Renea), of Georgetown, Kentucky.

God blessed Bethany to have a wonderful, balanced life, the quality of which far exceeded the 36 years she lived. She accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and was baptized by her father at Bethel Baptist Church in 1994. She demonstrated that relationship in her unconditional love, generosity and respect toward others. She attended John Hay Elementary School and was a track athlete at Meadowview Middle School and Morristown-Hamblen High School East, from which she graduated in May 2002. She furthered her studies at Pellissippi State Community College and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Bethany was a beautiful, ambitious, and energetic person, all of which showed through in every aspect of her life. She was diligent and efficient as an employee and/or manager at Sun Trust Bank, Victoria’s Secret and Charming Charlie. At the time of her death, she was employed by Wyndam Destinations in Pigeon Forge.

Her bright eyes, charming smile, high regard for family and friends, courage and commitment in the face of challenges and love for God and other people are part of Bethany’s legacy and example to us. Bethany did not become an angel in her passing. She was an angel – a messenger of God – in her living. We all should be. A quote which recently appeared on social media says, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Bethany found her gifts. Given her resources and opportunities, she fulfilled her purpose. We celebrate that. We will always remember that. We are thankful for that. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Sarah N. and William C. Thompson Sr.; her paternal grandfather, Frank J. Houston Jr.; and her paternal great-grandmother, Flossie E. Deadrick.

There are many members of her immediate family who will always love her, cherish her memory and be inspired by her life and legacy. Among them are her maternal uncle, William Carroll Thompson Jr. (Rosalind); her paternal aunts, Janice Marie Houston-Little, Mary Evelyn Kyle (James Dennis), Brenda Kay Porter (Tim) and Cathy Denise Upton; her paternal uncles, Anthony Wayne and Marvin Eugene (Kathy) Houston. Bethany was richly blessed to have several cousins, friends and co-workers. Among them are special friends and “sisters,” Romesha Sherles and Dorisse Riley (Danny); and her “bonus siblings,” Brittany D. Alcala (Danny) and Brent E. Whiteside (Rosie). The family will receive friends 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 30 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m.

The family requests instead of flowers and food, donations in honor/memory of Bethany should be made to Girls Inc. of Hamblen County, 301 Sulphur Springs Rd., Morristown, TN 37813; Bethel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1281, Morristown, TN 37816-1281; or First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 247, Georgetown, KY 40324-0247.

Arrangements by:

Dockery-Senter Funeral Home

Minerva Hernandez

by DFH Inc. on 06/19/20

Minerva Hernandez, 43, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center.

The family will receive friends 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with funeral services to follow. She will be returned to Mexico for burial. All COVID-19 precautions will be followed.

Arrangements by Dockery-Senter Funeral Home.

Tracy Blevins

by DFH Inc. on 06/09/20

Tracy Blevins, 59, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Mountain Home VA Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 13 at Bent Creek Cemetery. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Arrangements by Dockery-Senter Funeral Home.

Sherry Fleming

by DFH Inc. on 05/13/20

Sherry Fleming, 71, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

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

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