David R. Acres, 66, of Vandalia, Ohio, passed away December 26, 2016.
Born in Robbins, he was preceded in death by his parents, Audie and Nora Sexton Acres.
He was a 1968 graduate of Vandalia Butler High School, and retired from General Motors/Delco Moraine with 38 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janiece Fasnacht Acres of Vandalia, Ohio; son, Justin Acres of Kettering, Ohio; brother, James (Judy) Acres of Dayton, Ohio; sisters: Barbara Robbins of Oneida, Lynda Runyon of Tipp City, Ohio, and Brenda (Larry) Woods of Vandalia, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Gary Fasnacht of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Wayne Fasnacht of Xenia, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted December 30, at Kindred Funeral Home-Eglewood with John Seagraves officiating. Interment followed at Polk Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements by Kindred Funeral Home.
Mark Allen Chitwood, 47 of Oneida, passed away peacefully in his sleep, January 5, 2017, at home.
Born in Scott County November 14, 1969, he was preceded in death by his grandparents: Pershing Chitwood and James E. and Juanita Terry; sister, Marcia Chitwood; uncle and aunts: Cletus Terry, Linda Terry and Sue Thompson; and in-laws, Ressie West and Allen West.
He was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church.
He is survived by his parents, Steve and Gail Seven of Oneida; wife, Samantha West Chitwood of Oneida; son, Kirby Chitwood; step-children, Christian Lawrence and Leisha (Brian) Marcum, both of Oneida; grandmother, Prillie Chambers of Oneida; sister, Heather (Clint) Cecil of Helenwood; nephews and nieces: Luke and Reid Cecil, Brooke Miller, Ravan Richmond and Journey Owens; uncles and aunts: Curtis (Betty) Terry of Allardt, Ronnie (Jewell) Terry and Shawn Beaty, both of Jamestown, Michael (Benessa) Terry, Doris (Junior) Potter, Vella (Mike) Loyd, Debbie (Danny) Sexton, Karen Keeton and Delmer Thompson, all of Oneida, Virginia Mills and Shirlean (Andrew) Phipps, both of Muncie, Ind., Kenneth Terry of Armathwaite, Oralee (Lynn) Seagraves of Richmond, Ind., and Sharon Strunk of Winfield; in-laws: Bill West, Phyllis (Beamon) Pike, Greg (Carilyn) West and William (Perian) West; special friend, Steve Dixon; and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted January 8, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Robert King and Bro. Andy Phipps officiating. Music was provided by Allen Carson, Doris Potter and Gail Seven. Graveside service was conducted January 9, at Marcum-Kidd Cemetery.
Arrangements by Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Danny Ray Chambers, 59, passed away January 6, 2017, at home.
Born in Scott County, June 30, 1957, he was preceded in death by grandparents: Elmer and Polly Chambers and Clyde and Mossy Strunk; and brother, Ronald Dean Chambers.
He confessed his faith in Jesus Christ at an early age at Stanfield Baptist Church; was a long-time business owner of Mountainside Coal Company, and truly loved working on his farm and enjoying time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lisa Kruse Chambers; sons: Steven Chambers of Jacksboro, and Jason Chambers, Daniel Chambers, and Devin Chambers, all of Williamsburg, Ky.; granddaughter, Jacee Chambers of Jellico; parents, Dean and Imogene Strunk Chambers of Williamsburg, Ky.; brother, Michael (Tanya) Chambers of Williamsburg, Ky.; sister: Brenda Lee Chambers of Williamsburg, Ky.; sisters-in-law: Wilma Kruse and Cordia (Terry) Partin, both of Jellico, and Becky (Mike) Fields of Williamsburg, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted January 9, Mountain Ash Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Carpenter and Rev. Billy Joe Lowe officiating. Interment was conducted January 10, at Warren Memorial Garden–Pioneer.
Obituary provided courtesy of Four Oaks Funeral Homes of Huntsville and Oneida.
Dr. Neal Wayne Cross, 59, of Knoxville, formerly of Huntsville, passed away January 6, 2017, at home.
Born in Scott County, December 3, 1957, he was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Stella Maxine Byrd Cross; father-in-law, Cal Terry; and uncles: Rev. Eugene, Venis, Joseph Dilmon and Kenneth (Lorene) Byrd, and Bailey, Elery, Alonzo and Millard Cross.
After graduating from dental school at the University of Tennessee Center of the Health Sciences in 1986, he completed a general practice residency, also at UT Hospital. He established a practice and served the West Knoxville area and surrounding communities for more than 30 years, providing optimal personalized care for each of his patients. He was a member of the Second District Dental Society, Tennessee Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He was a member of New Salem United Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathy Terry Cross of Knoxville; brother, Dwight (Shirl) Cross of Berea, Ky.; sister, Anna (Troy) Hull of Huntsville; mother-in-law: Connie Terry of Oneida; brother-in-law, Danny (Patricia) Terry of Helenwood; nephews: Jonathan Cross of Berea, Ky., Jerrod Terry and Bradley Terry, both of Helenwood, and Tyler Hull of Cookeville; great-grand-niece and nephews: Kaitlin, Noah, Cody, Aaron and Alden; and many other relatives.
Funeral service was to have been conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne King, Bro. J. D. Burke and Bro. John Blakley officiating. Music was to have been provided by Bro. Chris Sewell, Sister Lynnica Slaven, and Bro. David Walker. Interment was to have followed at West Cemetery in the Station Camp community.
Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.
Rev. Ronnie R. Duncan, 69, of Oneida, passed away January 4, 2017, at Physician’s Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born in Scott County, August 9, 1947, he was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Charlie and Erie Slaven Duncan; infant son, Ronnie Duncan, Jr.; and brothers, Ricky Charles Duncan and Randy Gene Duncan.
He was pastor and founder of Macedonia Christian Center for 18 years; and former member of the Hamblen County Rescue Squad, Scott County Fire Department, Optimist Club, Oneida Police Department, Scott County Ambulance Service, Odd Fellows, Civil Air Patrol, Scott County Sheriff Department; and had a television and radio ministry for nine years.
He is survived by his wife, Eula Jones Duncan of Oneida; daughters, Barbie Llanos and Amber Chambers, both of Oneida; grandchildren: Bretlee, Conner and Allie Privett; brother, Chuck (Peggy) Duncan; and several nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Randall Duncan, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted January 6, at Macedonia Christian Center with Bro. Phillip Kazee and Bro. Randall Duncan officiating. Music was provided by the Daltons. Graveside service was conducted January 7, at Smith-Forbis Cemetery.
Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.
Ella Mae Overton Felix, 56, of Oneida, passed away January 4, 2017, in Knoxville.
Born in Oneida, March 4, 1960, she was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Lorene Overton; and sister, Kelly Jones.
She was a 1977 graduate of Scott County High School and earned a cosmetology license. In 1980, she enlisted in the United States Army where she served until retirement, attaining the final rank of Sergeant First Class. She traveled to Japan, Egypt, Hawaii, Italy and Germany, and was an excellent leader, proudly taking charge of any situation despite the challenge. She was aggressively loyal, never quitting on anyone in her life and always ended her own bar fights. She was an excellent wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband Frank (Allan) Felix of Haleiwa, Hawaii; son, Eric (Hannah) Felix; brothers, Dewayne (Melissa) Overton and Jeff (Regina) Overton; and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted January 7, at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, Knoxville, with Pastor Brian Trapp of Roseberry Baptist Church officiating.
Arrangements by Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel–Knoxville,.
Juan Garcia, 27, of Oneida, passed away January 6, 2017.
Born in Jalisco, Mexico, November 30, 1989, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Juan and Cuca Garcia; and cousins, Sergio Jacinto and Jose Maximino Garcia.
He is survived by his parents, Juan and Maria Jacinto Garcia; Chelsey Drummond and Avah Drummond; sisters, Marisela Garcia and Adileni Garcia; brother, Rolando Garcia; cousin, Lorenzo Garcia; and many other relatives.
Funeral mass was conducted January 10, at Christ The King in Madisonville. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Cemetery-Madisonville.
Local arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.
Arzo Honeycutt, 69, of Blanchester, Ohio, passed away December 28, 2016.
Born in Oneida, May 22, 1947, he was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Crabtree Honeycutt; and brother, Edward Honeycutt.
He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Clairian Jeffers Honeycutt; children, Jason Arzo Honeycutt and Elizabeth Charlene Honeycutt; granddaughter, Haley Grace Honeycutt; siblings: Dessie Coffey, Essie Lowe, Avery Honeycutt and Porter Honeycutt; and several nieces, nephews and many other relatives.
Memorial and military honor service was conducted January 2, at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, Goshen, Ohio.
Jonathan Christopher Lewallen, 26, of Oneida, passed away January 6, 2017.
Born January 16, 1990, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dollie Bowling; uncle, Tony Lewallen; and special friend, Juan Garcia.
He was a member of West Robbins Missionary Baptist Church and was employed with Norfolk-Southern Railroad.
He is survived by his parents, Tim and Marietta McGlothlin Lewallen; brothers and sisters: TJ (Tanisha) Lewallen, Rachael Lewallen, Scott Lewallen and DJ Lewallen, all of Oneida, Michelle Lewallen of Knoxville, and Crystal Lewallen of Winfield; grandparents, Florietta and Kenny Arthur of Martinsville, Ind.; special niece, Hiley Hope Lewallen; special step-daughter, Jayci Perry and her mother, Sariah Jo Huckeby; aunts and uncles: John (Debbie) McGlothlin of Orlando, Fla., Terry (Veronica) McGlothlin of Decatur, Ind., George (Debbie) McGlothlin of New Castle, Ind., Diane (Dave) Spaulding of Decatur, Ind., Lori (Jack) Sexton, Lisa (Darryl) Webb and Bill (Robin) Bowling, all of Robbins, and Melanie Ellis of Oneida; special brothers: Brian Day and Ryan and Bryan Golden; special friends: Logan Crowley, Allen Hughett and Lorenzo Garcia; and numerous cousins, team mates and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted January 8, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Golden officiating. Graveside service was conducted January 9, at Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery.
Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.
Richard Randy Rhoden, 45, of Oneida, passed away December 26, 2016, in Wixom, Michigan.
Born June 21, 1971, he was preceded in death by his father, Richard W. Rhoden; and brother, James Patrick Rhoden.
He was a member of Amazing Grace Church.
He is survived by his mother, Mary (Kenneth) Karas of Oneida; daughters, Ashley (Charlie) Kitchen and Alexis Rhoden, both of Allen Park, Mich.; grandchildren: Van, Noah and Caleb Kitchen and Rylee Gambral, all of Allen Park, Mich.; brothers, Shawn Rhoden of Helenwood and Ryan (Marlanae) Rhoden of Oneida; aunt, Debra (George) Butler of Oneida; niece and nephew, Autumn Rhoden and Conner Rhoden, both of Oneida; special friends, Nicole Litzelman and Tommy Menghen; and many other relatives.
His wish was cremation. Memorial service was conducted January 8, at Amazing Grace Baptist Church.
Wilda Theora Sexton York, 90, of Huntsville, passed away January 3, 2017, at National Healthcare Center in Oak Ridge.
Born in Oneida, November 5, 1926, she was preceded in death by her parents, Manford Etchel and Wilda Baker Sexton; husband, William Edwin York; granddaughter, Susan Yarbrough Legg; brothers and sisters, Manford Etchel Sexton, Jr., Lillian Louise Reed, Roy Denver Sexton and Tommy Burton Sexton; and in-laws: Robert Clendon (Bob) Blakeley, Irel B. Reed, William Claude Terry, Jr., June Sexton and Patricia Sexton.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church-Huntsville, was a member of Disabled American Veterans, and was a devoted Christian, wife and mother. She was a 1945 graduate of Oneida High School, and in earlier years, was active in the First Baptist Church–Oneida. In high school she, along with her sisters, were in the singing group, Girls in Trio.
She is survived by her children: Ellen Ruth (Rev. Dr. Earl) Rash of Huntsville, Billie Jean Blakeley of Winfield, and Linda Lou (John) Yarbrough, Sarah Ann (Mark) Randolph, and William Andrew (Leah) York, all of Knoxville; grandchildren: Jessica Nichole Rash of Taylors, SC, Jean Marie Wilkins of Memphis, William Corey York Rash of Waianae, Hawaii, Ron Yarbrough of Hendersonville, NC, Rebecca Sheffield of Clemons, NC, Robert Ryan Blakeley of Maryville, Ashley Brooke Stephens of Oneida, Alyssa Danielle Randolph of Atlanta, Ga., and Jacqueline Michelle Randolph and Alexis Kaitlyn York, both of Knoxville; great-grandchildren: Wendy, Matthew, Christopher, Landon, (CJ), Harrison, Clendon, Addison and Davis; siblings: Wandaline Jones, Fayrene Terry, Donald Gordon Sexton, Carol Annette Mouat, Charles B. Sexton, Edwina Greenwood, Landon Carter Sexton, and Judy Elaine Hutchings; special friend; Debbie Claborn; and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted January 7, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Martha Fairchild officiating. Interment followed at Mossop Cemetery.
Arrangements by Four Oaks Funeral Home–Huntsville.