Current Obituaries


Current Obituaries

Florencia Ruiz Bautista

by DFH Inc. on 07/30/19

Florencia Ruiz Bautista, 75, passed away July 27, 2019 at her home.The family will receive friends 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 31 at St. Patrick Church with funeral mass to be held at 6:30 p.m.

Nellie Sue Lacey

by DFH Inc. on 07/30/19

Nellie Sue Lacy, 66, passed away July 27, 2019 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be 7 p.m., Friday, August 2 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home. Arrangements TBA.


Roberta Ann Carmichael

by DFH Inc. on 07/30/19

Roberta Ann Carmichael, 61, passed away July 29, 2019 at her home in Springfield, Massachusetts. She will be returned home to Morristown for services and burial. Arrangements TBA.

James Allen Moore

by DFH Inc. on 07/26/19

James Allen Moore was born on Sunday, April 7, 1935 in Morristown, Tennessee to the late Paul and Elizabeth Moore. James was the third child born to this union and was affectionately called “Jimmy” and by his buddies “Jack-Knife.” James Moore was raised in church and continued his walk of faith in 2012 at Life Church COGIC under the leadership of Pastor Anthony Starks. He was a faithful member and attended church regularly with his son and daughter, Philip and Laurie Moore. He was loved by all the members of Life Church COGIC. James began his education in Morristown, Tennessee and concluded it in Detroit, Michigan. Jimmy worked for General Motors until his retirement in 1997. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and golf. He loved life and a good cup of coffee while chatting with his friends about the old times, places where he worked and growing up in Tennessee. James was married to Elizabeth Harrison (deceased) and to this union three children was born: Philip Moore, Pauline Moore and Marsha Moore and James; adopted: Cassandra Gentry, Clarissa Johnson and Portia Moore. James remarried, after finding love a second time to Mattie Green (deceased). The Lord called Brother James home on Sunday July 14, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father and mother Paul and Elizabeth Moore; sisters and brothers in law, Josephine (Karlee) Robertson, Billie (Earl) Stokes and brother Richard Moore. He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his son Philip (Laurie) Moore, two daughters Pauline and Marsha Moore, sister Lethia (Terry) Yeary, two brothers Paul (Linda) Moore, George Moore and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and many loved ones.

Alameda Brown

by DFH Inc. on 07/25/19

Alameda Brown, 86, passed away Sunday night at her home in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The family hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Clinton, followed by the funeral service at 6 p.m. Burial will follow after the service, in the church cemetery. Arrangements TBA.

Vivian E. Bryan

by DFH Inc. on 07/19/19

Vivian E. Bryan, known as “Be Be” by most, born Oct. 5, 1956, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 after a lingering illness at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She was preceded in death by both parents, Donald and Orma Jean Bryan; a brother, Malcolm Bryan, and a nephew, D’Artangan Bryan (Dee). Vivian graduated with the class of ’74 from Morristown-Hamblen West High School. Vivian loved people. She is survived by a son, Derek McKelvey (Dagney); grandchildren, Izaebellah Lear, Jaida and Tyrion McKelvey and Nicolas Sipple; sisters, Kayra Byran and Alicia Bryan of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers, Donald Bryan (Talmer), Aaron Bryan (Nora) and Anthony Bryan, all of Morristown; several nieces and nephews, several aunts and uncles and a host of other relatives and of friends. Vivian will be missed by her loved ones. The family will hold a Memorial Service at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Dr. in Morristown, with Rev. Kenny Mattison in charge.

TaneJa Aniya Yeary

by DFH Inc. on 07/18/19

TaneJa Aniya Yeary, 13, gained her heavenly wings on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Otis M. Yeary Jr. and Barbara K. Yeary; great-great grandparents, Otis Yeary Sr. and Lillian G. Yeary, and brother Jordan M. Yeary. She is survived by her mother, LaToya M.Yeary; father, Terrance D. Elder; maternal brothers, Christopher Ty Ewing, Jarius Ta-Sean Yeary and Raydrick Cordae Kyle; sister, Adamari Julianne Shepard; maternal grandparents, Lillian (Cissy) and Shaun Boswell of Atlanta, Georgia; paternal grandparents, Joe (Buster) and Donnetta Goodson; paternal great-grandparents, Joe and Brenda Goodson; maternal aunts, Kathy M. Donaldson and Shirley Holmes of Irvington, New Jersey; maternal great-aunt, Nina Cardwell; paternal aunt, Yolanda (Niecy) Brooks; niece, Neveah A. Kirk, and a host of other aunts and cousins. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home in Morristown, followed by a celebration of TaneJa’s short life, to be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. James Goins will officiate. Burial will be in the Yeary Cemetery, located in in the Lowland community. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a Go Fund Me account.


Iva Jean Tucker

by DFH Inc. on 07/10/19

Minister Iva Jean Lee Mason Tucker, 82, passed away peacefully to meet her savior, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Life Care Nursing Home in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Minister Tucker was born on February 18, 1937 to Alfred and Annadale Lee. She was a faithful minister and member of Friendship Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of The Americas in Morristown, Tennessee and a former member of Holy Bethel Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of The Americas in Chicago, Illinois. She was the pianist for The Gsopelettes of Morristown, Tennessee and played for several local churches. She retired as a License Practical Nurse from Chicago, Illinois and Morristown, Tennessee. She was proceeded in death by her parents; brothers, Rev. Cecil and Roy Lee; and grandson, Darion Mason.Minister Tucker is survived by her husband of 18 years, Oscar Tucker; son, David Mason of Morristown, Tennessee; daughter, Robyn Mason of Jefferson City, Tennessee; 5 grandchildren, KaKeisha Morgan, DaKeya and Davion Mason all of Chicago, Illinois, Kiana Collins and Lathion Thompson both of Morristown, Tennessee; brother, Vacil Lee of Russellville, Tennessee and a host of relatives and friends to include special daughters, LaTonya Shipes, Sonya Logan and Lisa Young and special friends, Mary Riley and Mary Moore. Special thanks to the nursing staff and hospice at Life Care Nursing Home, Jefferson City, TN. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home, with service to follow. Minister Tucker will be buried in Bent Creek Cemetery in Whitesburg, Tennessee following the services.

Julia Ann Blevins Fanney

by DFH Inc. on 07/02/19

Julia Ann Blevins Fanney, born on January 28, 1940 to the late Gale Blevins and the late Amanda Parkey Blevins of Whitesburg, Tennessee. She departed this life on July 1, 2019 at her residence on West Outer Drive in Morristown. Julia grew up in the Whitesburg area and was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church on Cherokee Drive in Morritown. She was an avid gardener and could be found working in her plants. She was a retired beautician. Julia was the Queen mother of the Red Hatters and enjoyed outings with her friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Arthur W. “Boggie” Fanney; sons, Marvin Fanney and Anthony W. Fanney; brothers, Robert Blevins and Charles A. Blevins and sisters, Beatrice Sims and Willie G. Davis. She is survived by her loving sons, Andre(Sharon)Fanney, Artie(Shandra)Fanney both of Morristown, TN, step-daughter Patricia(Wain)Young of Knoxville, TN, grandchildren, Alex Fanney, Candace (Milford) Jarnigan, Shante Fanney, Anthony W. Fanney, Bria D. Fanney, Latasha Griffin, Nashona Griffin, six great grandchildren, brothers, Henry (Liz) Freeman of California, Scoval (Jeannine) Blevins, Johnny(Belinda)Blevins, Darrell Blevins all of Morristown, TN, sisters, Lena Hampton, Louise(Lee)Quarles, Mary Cooper, Lorine Stone all of Morristown, TN. The family would like to acknowledge her very special friends, Gerald and Bertha Miley, as well as her best friend, Ann Cox, each of whom Julia loved dearly. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 5 at Bethel Baptist Church on Cherokee Drive in Morristown. Funeral services to follow with the Rev. Clifton D. Jackson officiating. Following the service, burial will be at Bent Creek Cemetery in Whitesburg.

Brandon Treece

by DFH Inc. on 05/29/19

Brandon Treece passed away Thursday, May 23 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at Hamblen Memory Gardens.

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