Current Obituaries


Current Obituaries

Ruby Nell Riley Parkey

by DFH Inc. on 12/07/17

Ruby Nell Riley Parkey, 96, the third of fourteen children was born October 21, 1921 to the late Melvyn and Nettie Fugate Riley in Kodak, Kentucky. “Rube” as she was affectionately known, attended public schools in Kodak, but graduated from high school in Middlesbrough, Kentucky and received a degree in education from Swift Memorial College in Rogersville, Tennessee. She taught Grammar School in Sulphur Hollow, Tennessee. Ruby and her husband the late Fred D. Parkey, Sr. moved to Baltimore, Maryland in the late 1940s where she remained for over 60 years. While in Baltimore she held various jobs at Baltimore Spice Company and the Food Fare Grocery Store until her retirement. During her later years Ruby her daughter Tyra and grandson Skyler moved to Mt. Jackson, Virginia to live with her son Fred (Buck) and his wife Maureen. A special thanks to Maureen for being so kind and taking care of Ruby. Ruby was quiet in nature yet strong willed and loyal. She had a gigantic heart, was extremely generous and never expected anything in return. She was a kind hearted and giving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She let everyone know that her greatest joy was her family. Her time was divided between nurturing, mentoring, counseling and teaching her children how to become giving and kind adults that put the needs of others above their own. She lead by example. She was slow to anger and quick to forgive. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. Ruby spent her happiest times in the company of her family. One of her favorite pastimes was cooking delicious meals for her family and others who stopped by to visit, and watching the soap operas during the day. You were not allowed to talk while the stories were on so that she would not miss what was going on. Her priority and focus her entire life was to make the world a better place. She was a blessing to all that knew her. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. After suffering some health challenges Ruby said she was ready for her journey to eternity where there is no more sickness or pain. You would often hear her singing or humming one of her favorite songs, “Soon and Very Soon, I am Going to see the King.” Ruby was preceded in death by her parents Melvyn and Nettie Riley; husband Fred D. Parkey, Sr.; son Fred D. Parkey, Jr. (Maureen) and grandson Skyler Parkey whom she adored. She is survived by her daughters Greta Faye Moore (Steve) and Tyra Parkey; son Gerald Parkey; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblingsDoris Smith of Indianapolis, Indiana, Charity Collins, Daniel Chester Riley, Milton Riley and William Kenneth Riley all of Morristown, Isabelle McBride of Baltimore, Maryland and Mildred Yeary of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Ruby will also be fondly remembered and missed by a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, distant relatives and numerous friends whom loved her dearly. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 10th at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Humphrey Eugene Howell

by DFH Inc. on 12/04/17

Humphrey Eugene Howell, 69, formerly of Morristown passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Brenda Kaye Whiteside

by DFH Inc. on 12/01/17

Brenda Kaye Whiteside, 64, transitioned from her earthly life to her heavenly life on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She was predeceased by her parents William “Boots” Whiteside and Emma Lucille Whiteside; brother Jerry W. Whiteside. She leaves to cherish her memories son Cedric Turu Whiteside of Springfield, Missouri; grandson Skyler Hamblin of Morristown; brother William (Janet) Whiteside of Apopka, Florida; nieces Kimberly Whiteside of Chattanooga, Veronica Whiteside of Columbus, Ohio and Stefani Whiteside of Los Angeles, California; great-nieces Jasmine (Jermaine) McWhorter and Cierra Brooks both of Chattanooga; close acquaintance Bobby Doss; special life long childhood friends Laverna Pate and Pastor Charles “Bo” Simpson both of Morristown; devoted cousin Samuel Richardson of Morristown; a host of other close family members, numerous friends, co-workers and acquaintances. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 12th at Bethel United Methodist Church, 703  N. Cumberland Street in Morristown. A memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. With Rev. Edwin E. Cunningham, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Reunion of the Ages, for a scholarship in memory of Brenda Kaye Whiteside.

Anahi Ortiz

by DFH Inc. on 11/21/17

Anahi Ortiz, 17, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System. Arrangements TBA.

Carol Lynne Winn

by DFH Inc. on 11/14/17

Carol Lynne Winn, 56, of Dandridge, passed away Saturday morning, November 11, 2017 at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System. Arrangements TBA.

Paschal Sanchez

by DFH Inc. on 11/14/17

Pascual Sanchez, 61, of Morristown passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. His body will be returned to Mexico for burial.

Barbara Kyle

by DFH Inc. on 11/01/17

Barbara Kyle, 71, was born February 26, 1946 in New Market. Formerly of Morristown, she passed away Monday October 30, 2017 at the home of her daughter in Knoxville.  She was a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry Sr. And Annie K Phipps, Eula Mae Phipps, Earl J. Stokes Sr.; daughter and son-in-law Joseph Jr. and Rhonda Porter; Brother Stanford Stokes; sister Alfreda Phipps Jones; grandchildren Quincy Ramone and Labronda Ne-cole Nance. Left to embrace her life are her daughters Donna Tucker (Benny), Angela Nance (Mario) and Sabrina (Benondre’) Hutey; sisters Christine (Judson) Michelle Stokes, Delinda (Kingsley) Iwuozo, and Paula (Tim) Eisner; brothers Raymond (Danyelle) Phipps, Jeffrey (Deana) Stokes, Earl (Alisa) Stokes, William Stokes (Amy) and plenty of family and friends too numerous to name. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday November 4th at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home, in Morristown with services following.

D'Artangan "Dee" Bryan

by DFH Inc. on 10/08/17

D'Artangan "Dee" Bryan, 44, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System. He was born October 25, 1972 to Aaron and Nora Bryan. He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Dee loved the Lord. He was an active coach for the Tri City Youth Football League. He also coached 13-14 year old baseball for Morristown Parks and Rec. and MYSA football for several years. He was MYSA coach of the year. He leaves his loving wife Becky; son Alex Stubblefield; daughter Tyhesia Bryan; parents Aaron and Nora Bryan; brother Kevin Bryan; grandmother Helen Johnson; step-children Jason (Christina) Brice, Chris (Erin) Brice, Tasha Brice; special nephew Nicky Bryan and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12th at Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Drive. Funeral services to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Allen Gene Riley

by DFH Inc. on 10/02/17

Allen Gene Riley, 77, of Morristown, passed away Sunday morning, October 1, 2017 at Life Care Health Center in Morristown after a lingering illness. Allen Gene, as he was fondly known, was a quiet and patient guy. He attended Morristown College and served four years in the U.S. Navy. Following his Navy life he worked in maintenance in the Norfolk shipyard, and later in San Diego, California. He returned home and married a girl he had known in school, Sylvia Arnett, whom he called "Dear" for 54 years. Allen was a dedicated member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served as a faithful and committed deacon for 30 years until his health began to fail. He was employed by the City of Morristown Recreation Department. He was preceded in death by his mother Kathrine Riley; three brothers John Evans, Roy Paul and Waylon Riley. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 54 years Sylvia Riley; sister Dorothy Treece; brother Joseph (Darlene) Riley; sisters-in-law Georgia kyle of Whitesburg, Phyllis Blevins of Morristown and Darlene (Larry) McCrae of Belaire, Maryland; brothers-in-law Dale (Deborah) Arnett of Kingsport, Robert (Missi) Arnett of Knoxville; mother-in-law Beatrice Arnett of Greeneville; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and Church family. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 4th from 6 to 7 p.m. at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with services to follow. Interment will be Thursday, October 5th at Andrew Johnson Veteran Cemetery in Greeneville.

Betina Reshanna Caldwell

by DFH Inc. on 10/02/17

Betina Reshanna Caldwell, 39, entered into eternal rest Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Lakeway Regional Hospital.  She was born October 2, 1977 to Donnie Caldwell and Sharon Carmichael in Morristown. She was a graduate of Morristown East High School and a member of New Beginnings Ministries Church in Whitesburg. Betina resided with her mother for 39 years, they cared for each other, were inseparable and shared many prayers for others and a deep love for their family. She was involved in many activities while at East High including participating in Special Olympics, traveling to Nashville to compete in bowling, gymnastics and swimming. She enjoyed listening to music, singing and dancing. She loved Justin Timberlake and was a strong UT Vol fan. Her family enjoyed doing activities with her, from doing puzzles, baking, coloring, painting and planting flowers. Betina was such a light that shined bright wherever she went. Once you met her you became her friend for life, because she remembered everyone and never forgot a face. Her smile alone would light up the world. She had a mother's heart, loving and caring for her teddy bears everywhere she went. She was preceded in death by her father Donnie Caldwell; grandparents Johnny and Betty Jo Carmichael, and Nola Caldwell. She leaves to cherish her memories her mother Sharon Carmichael; sister Tamia (Nathan) Coffman and Nikita Caldwell; brothers Jarrah Pate, Donnie Caldwell Jr., and Chris Caldwell; nieces and nephew Azariah, Azalea and Donnie Caldwell III; aunts and uncle Katrina Lewis, Tara Isbell, Ann Carmichael and Johnny Carmichael; special aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. Last but not least her beloved pet Queenie who was always by her side. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 5th from 4 to 5 p.m. at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with services to follow at 5 p.m. Burial will follow at Russellville Cemetery.

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