by DFH Inc. on 11/06/18
Stephano James Lee Collins, 55, of Morristown, departed this life Monday, Nov. 4, 2018, at U.T. Hospital. He was retired from The U.S. Air Force, and was employed at the Social Security Administration until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Katherine Collins; and daughter, Rachale Collins. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home, with funeral services to follow. Burial will be at Rock of Ages Cemetery following the service.
by DFH Inc. on 07/08/18
Etelvina Ross, 40, passed away July 3, 2018, at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home. Catholic Mass will be Monday, July 9 at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial will follow at Rock of Ages Cemetery.
by DFH Inc. on 05/21/18
Randall “Randy” Hester, 50, departed this earthly life to walk into the loving arms of Jesus and his eternal home in heaven on Saturday, May 19, 2018. He was born May 30, 1967 in Morristown to Betty Hester and the late Charles Brooks. Randy loved his family especially his mother, siblings, children and grandchild. Randy always made those connected to his life feel special and loved. His warm giving spirit was the nature of his character. He was preceded in death by his loving grandmother Asnetta Dalton, Left to cherish Randy’s memory are his mother Betty Hester; twin sister Rhonda Winn; children Alexandria Wolfe, Brandon and Makenley Clark; his dearly beloved grandchild Braylon Kai; siblings Donna (James) Inman, Pat (Wayne) Young, Phillip (Senta) Hester, Rhonda (Dewayne) Winn, Sue and Cheryl Hester, Johnny and Joey Jackson, and Melinda Brooks; nieces and nephews Christy, Shannon, Chaz, Tamara, Devin, Denisha, Tevon, Damar, Phillip Jr., Blake Hester, Tasha and Shona Griffin, aunt and uncle Peggy Hester and Ernest Bewley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23rd at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with services to follow.
by DFH Inc. on 05/21/18
Ancelmo Velasquez Rivera, 48, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 as a result of an accident. The family will receive friends starting at 5 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with funeral services to follow. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at Morristown City Cemetery.
by DFH Inc. on 05/02/18
Nadine Marcelle Taylor, 84, passed on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at her home in Dandridge. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carzell Morrison and father Harvey Scruggs. She is survived by children Ronnie (Lynn) Taylor, Rev. David (Daureen) Taylor, and Felicia (friend Seantay) Taylor; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, friends and loved ones. The family will receive friends at Bethel Baptist Church on Cherokee Drive, Saturday, May 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon, with funeral services to follow. Pastor Clifton Jackson presiding. Burial will follow at Dandridge Memorial Garden.
by DFH Inc. on 04/29/18
David Bryan Rucker, 58, was born September 2, 1959 in Greenville, TN. He was raised in Morristown and attended Morristown Hamblen High School West where he shared his love of music with everyone he met. He was a member of the marching band becoming the first African American Drum Major in the history of the school. He was also active in the Choir where his tenor voice was well known in talent shows and in barber shop quartets. He played and sang in many local bands including the Shades of Black, a teenaged band that traveled throughout the Southeast playing the latest top 40 tunes. Bryan was a gifted musician who enjoyed learning different instruments, including the piano, the guitar and the trumpet. He also enjoyed sharing his gift with anyone who was willing to listen and wanted to learn. His love for the piano allowed him the opportunity to play for local churches. Although he spent most of his Sunday’s at Thorn Hill Baptist Church, he also played for other local churches. Since he was brought up in a family full of music, he loved to play and sing with his family. He would often visit his sister’s house and entertain his nieces and nephew with tunes ranging from gospel to R&B to show tunes to cartoon favorites. Bryan’s illness slowed him down but it did not diminish his love for his music. He always had a radio, a CD Player or a keyboard nearby. When he first went to Heritage he became known as the piano man, because he was often found in the common area playing the piano for the other patients. Bryan’s family will always remember his amazing voice and his ability to play just about any song that he heard. Bryan was preceded in death by his brother Scott Rucker and his nephew Jonathan Fluker. He leaves his parents Jerri Rucker and Curtis and Dorothy Rucker; sister Leigh Anne (Brian) Fluker; nieces Briana and Kelly Fluker; lifelong friend Virginia Smith; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3rd at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home. The funeral will follow with a celebration in song service. Burial services will be held Friday, May 4th at Hamblen Memory Gardens at 11 a.m.