Current Obituaries


Current Obituaries

Annie Ruth Deadrick

by DFH Inc. on 02/19/19

Annie Ruth Deadrick, 82, of Morristown, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at her home. Annie was born on June 29, 1936 to Ludlow and Mary Jane Dyer in Morristown. She retired from American Enka and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Being a very determined and independent person enabled her to live her life to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Carmichael; daughter, Tammy Porter; and grandson, Colby Hall.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Johnson (Eugene); son, Scotty Carmichael (Kaye); granddaughters, Danyelle Williams, Dena Carmichael, Kelia Chandler (Harold), Ashli Jenkins (Gary), Cigi Carmichael and Kelley Cunningham (Gerald); grandsons, Marvin Hinch (Komma), Sidney Carmichael, Casey Kyle (Erica) and Robert Carmichael Jr. (Marlyn); 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends 1 – 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 19 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. Entombment services to follow at Hamblen Memory Gardens.

Donald R. Massey

by DFH Inc. on 02/15/19

Donald R. Massey, 52, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was a truck driver before his illness. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Shirley and Doug Massey. He is survived by his daughter, Amber Vaughan; sister, Jamie (Greg) Lane; and brother, Todd Massey. The family will receive friends 6 -8 p.m., Friday, February 15 at Victory Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. Burial will be 2 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at Bethesda Cemetery. 

Tonya Fanney

by DFH Inc. on 01/23/19

Tonya Fanney, 39, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at her home. Arrangements TBA.

Rufugio Flores

by DFH Inc. on 12/27/18

Rufugio Flores, 83, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital.

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

Joyce Judy (Bragg) Goins

by DFH Inc. on 12/03/18

Joyce Judy (Bragg) Goins, 75, of Morristown, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at The Heritage Center. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rosa Bragg; sister, Joanne Bragg; and son, Gregory D. Goins. She is survived by her son, Jeffery L. (Cheryl) Goins and granddaughter, Sophia Rosa Goins, all of Maryland; brother, Rev. Carl (Jackie) Bragg; niece, Carla Bragg; nephew, Anthony Bragg; uncle, Kenneth (Barbara) Bragg, all of Morristown; and a host of great-nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Tuesday, December 11 at Dockery - Senter Funeral Home Chapel with a celebration of life service to follow with Rev. Dr. William Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Treece Cemetery.

Carson Curtis Harris

by DFH Inc. on 12/01/18

Carson Curtis Harris, 79, passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by family, Friday, November 30, 2018. Carson, known by “Curt,” was born on July 20, 1939 in Jefferson City to the late Robert and Clemmie Harris. Curt attended Nelson Mary High School in Jefferson City. As an adult, Curt lived in several areas over the years and finally made roots in Morristown when he married Cleo Davis Harris on September 1, 1978. For many years, Curt was employed by the State of Tennessee, until he started working for Henrite Products Corporation, and worked there until the plant closed. Over the years, Curt worked at Lee’s Factory, International Paper, Mr. Clean and Kawasaki Tennessee Inc., from where he retired February 20, 2017. A dedicated and longtime member and deacon of Rock of Ages Baptist Church, he played an integral part of the leadership at the Rock. Faithful in attending Bible study twice on Wednesdays and Sunday school and two church services, including Faith Temple, each week Curt could be heard saying “Amen Lights” throughout the services.

Curt is survived by his loving and strong wife of 40 years, Cleo Davis Harris of Morristown; daughters, Katrina Harris and Cassandra Harris-Reynolds, both of Oak Ridge, Carshonda Harris (Jason Martin), of Johnson City, and Carmeka (Chandler) Dukes, of Morristown; sister, Corine Harris Radical of Columbia South Carolina; grandchildren, Aaron “Shaun” Bohanon, Kevin Harris, Justin Harris, Jenesis and Jhevon Martin; god-daughter, Ashlie Hampton; eight great-grandchildren; brothers-in-laws, Rev. Albert (Carolyn) Davis, Rev. Billy (Adel) Davis and George “Bubble” (Vicki) Davis, all of Morristown; sisters-in-law, Barbara Treece and Flora Nance, both of Morristown, and Lady Linda Treece of Lexington, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and a host of friends.

For Curt’s homegoing services, the family will receive friends 11 a.m.-12 noon Tuesday, December 11 at Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Dr., with a celebration of life service following at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Hamblen Memory Gardens.


Kenneth Simpson

by DFH Inc. on 11/27/18

Kenneth Simpson, 90, departed from this life Nov. 26, 2018. He was born on July 20, 1928. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 34 years as a carrier in Cleveland, Ohio, and he also served in the Army. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. After moving to Morristown, he attended Thorn Hill Baptist Church, where he enjoyed fellowship and singing hymns. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Ella Foster Simpson; and brothers, James Lee and Charles P. Simpson. He leaves to cherish his memory his nieces, Charlotte L. Charles (Eddie), Virginia Smith, and Gaynell Scott; nephew Charles H. (Bo) Simpson; devoted sister-in-law, Hazel Simpson; special neighborhood friends, Charles and Eddie; and a great number of great-neices and nephews and several cousins. The famly will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Dockery Senter Funeral Home, with funeral services to follow. Graveside services will fllow at Rock of Ages Cemetery.

Alma J. Ray

by DFH Inc. on 11/23/18

Alma J. Ray, 79, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville after fighting a courageous battle. She went home to be with God. She was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church for many years, serving on the Usher Board and singing in the choir. Ms. Ray worked diligently for many years at Magnavox and Anchor Brush in Morristown for more than 25 years until her retirement in 2001. She enriched the lives of many families, as well, taking care of their homes and families. In her spare time she crocheted dollies and embroidered designs on pillow cases. She spent time working in her word search books. Oh, how she loved to watch wrestling on Monday and Thursday nights. She was thrilled when she met some of the wrestlers in person and collected wrestling memorabilia. She loved watching Westerns, especially “Laramie” and “Wagon Train.”

She went home to be reunited with her mother, Daisy; daughter, Tracy; and brothers, Felix and Jimmy. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Claudia Thaxton and Bridgit Ray; devoted son-in-law, Haywood; grandchildren, Kevin, Alyssa, Christine, and Rebekah; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Gianna, Kynda, and Deidra; great-great-grandchildren, Adalynn Grace and Jacoby; and a host of faithful relatives.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurse practitioners at HealthStar Physicians and the staff at Morristown Dialysis, whom she called her second family. We express our deep appreciation to the Morristown EMS team and ETHRA.

The family wishes to thank everyone for the kindness shown to them in their time of bereavement.

The family will receive friends 5 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 27 at Bethel Baptist Church, Cherokee Drive, prior to the service at 6 p.m. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 28 at Hamblen Memory Gardens.

Juanita Collins Tucker

by DFH Inc. on 11/23/18

Juanita Collins Tucker, 73, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at her home. Graveside services will be held Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Buck Hollow Cemetary in Bean Station.

Mary (Sis Hester) Clark

by DFH Inc. on 11/16/18

Mary (Sis Hester) Clark passed away November 13, 2018 at Newport Health and Rehab in Newport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Georgia Hester; and her brother, Clarence Hester Jr. She is survived by her sister, Roberta (Cookie) Tucker; and devoted friends, George Moore, Lethia Yeary, and Mr. Walter ‘Tockey” Dockery Sr. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m., Monday, November 19 in the Dockery – Senter Funeral Home chapel. In lieu of flowers, make all donations to Dockery – Senter Funeral Home to defray funeral costs.

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