PHS – 1930 Football Team

Front Row: S. Diehl, R. Johnson, W. Ward, S. Roberts, M. Evans, P. Harrell (water boy)
Second Row: R. Ousley, K. Nibert, J. James, R. Craig, B. Bayless, E. France, J. Ivester, A. G. Hayworth

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Obituary – Cindy McConkey Cox

Cindy McConkey Cox
KNOXVILLE, TN

After a four and a half year battle with cancer, Cindy McConkey Cox, age 58, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Her last hours were spent in the arms of her husband of 37 years, Gary Cox. She was born in Knoxville, TN and was the youngest of six children. After attending Powell High School, where she competed in track, basketball, and softball, Cindy graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s in Journalism. Cindy was many things in her life: an athlete, a sportswriter, an adventurer, a communications expert, a mentor, and a friend. Most importantly, she was a wife, a sister, a mother, and a new grandmother. Cindy was grounded by her faith in Jesus, which sustained her throughout her fight with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Margaret McConkey. She is survived by her husband Gary, daughters Kendall Park and Hannah Jay, her new grandsons Remy Park and Alex Jay, and her five beloved siblings Cathy Morrison, Bob McConkey Jr, Mike McConkey, Doug McConkey, and Nancy Nolen. Cindy loved to be outdoors. She was an avid hiker and tennis player, even as her illness progressed. She could often be found tending to her garden or relaxing by the lake. Those who knew her described her as passionate, determined, and faithful. She spent her last days reminiscing with her family and playing peek-a-boo with her grandsons.

Cindy took great pride in her career. She was honored at the YWCA Tribute to women in 2015 and was named one of CableFAX Most Powerful Women in Cable four years running. During her tenure as SVP of Communications at Scripps Networks, she was named National Association of Professional Women’s Woman of the Year. She was a Princeton Premier Business Leader & Professional and received the PRSA Sports Editors National Investigative Journalism award. Most recently, she served as COO and CMO of Random Acts of Flowers. She was a mentor to many and her loss will be felt deeply by all who worked with her. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 3 at Fellowship Church at 8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Random Acts of Flowers at 3500 Workman Rd #101a, Knoxville, TN 37921. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com.

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, 2018

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Obituary – Sara Elizabeth “Cherry” Arnold

Sara Elizabeth Arnold
Powell, TN

Sara Elizabeth “Cherry” Arnold, 90, born February 29, 1928 passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

She was a member of the Beaver Creek Cumblerland Presbyterian Church and a member of the Sarah Prater Circle and Lamplighters class.

Sara is preceded, in death by her husband, William Nathan Arnold, Jr., and her parents James Blair Prater and Sarah Arizona Blackburn. She is survived by her son, Gary Lynn Arnold of Duluth, Georgia and brother James J. Prater and Bea Baxter Prater. The family would also like thank Alice Brooks, caretaker, for her love and support. Sara was a loving mother, “Special Grandmother”, and friend to many in the community.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 5-7p.m., followed by a Memorial service at 7pm. at the Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Dr. Thomas Sweet and Rev. Fran Vickers officiating. Family and friends will gather at Woodhaven Cemetery at 11a.m. for the internment service.

Funeral arrangements will be made by Holly Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7325 Old Clinton Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2018

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Obituary – John Humphrey

CLINTON Feb 2 [1937] J. T. Humphrey, a farmer died this afternoon at his home at Powell Station RFD 2.

Funeral services will be held at Mount Herman M. E. church of which he was a member for 32 years, at a time to be announced.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Humphrey; one son, Edward Humphrey; three brothers, W. C., S. M. and J. B. Humphrey, and seven sisters, Mrs. T. Y. Boyd, Mrs. Betty Wilson, Mrs. A. R. Bishop, Mrs. Sadie Stokes, Mrs. Frank Black, Mrs. L. L. Spradlin and Mrs. George Reed.

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Obituary – George D. Evans

EVANS, GEORGE D. – 72, of West Knoxville, died Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Parkwest Hospital. He was born May 26 1935 in Inskip, Knox County. Member of Grace Lutheran Church & retired employee of BF Goodrich of Alabama. Son of the late Woodrow F. & Evelyn Ruth Paul Evans, Sr. Also preceded in death by brother, Joe Evans. Survivors: wife, Frances Gault Evans; sons, David Evans & wife, Pat of Oliver Springs, Derry Evans & wife, Susan of Knoxville, Les Evans & wife, Barbara, Alabama; daughter, Laura Miller & husband, Ken of Knoxville; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brothers, Woody Evans & Ron Evans of Knoxville; sisters, Margaret Weaver, Alabama & Charlotte Curry, Seymour. Family & friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery 2 p.m. Tuesday for graveside services, Richard Elseroad officiating. Loudon Funeral Home in charge.

Printed in the Knoxville New Sentinel, 26 May 2008

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Obituary – R. Joe Evans

EVANS, R. JOE – age 65, of Knoxville passed away July 30, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospice. He was a member of Park West Church of God. Joe was a popular gospel singer in the Knoxville area. He worked in ministry at local prisons and was active in a children’s out reach program K.I. C. K.O. Joe served in the United States Army Reserve. He was proud of his heritage and was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to honor the memory of his ancestors who served in both sides of the Civil War. He is preceded in death by parents Woodrow Franklin, Sr. and Evelyn Ruth Evans. He is survived by wife Gayle Evans; children, Robert Evans, Jr., Tina Squailia and husband Deder, Greg Evans; stepsons Mark and Dean Treadway; grandchildren Robert Taylor Evans, Roy Evans, Amber Brown, Thomas Brown; great grandson Ryan Taylor Evans; brothers Woodrow Evans Jr., George and wife Frankie Evans, Ron and wife Patti Evans; sisters Margaret and husband Herbert Weaver, Charlotte and husband Steve Curry; several nieces and nephews and uncle Anton Walczyk. At Joe’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knoxville Inner City Kids OutReach P.O. Box 14487 Knoxville, TN 37914-1487. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 pm at Solway Church of God. Family will receive friends Saturday, July 31 from 6-8 pm with the service to follow with Pastor Gerald McGinnis of Park West Church of God officiating and Greg Evans assisting. Weaver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary – Minnie Evans

Mrs. Minnie C. Evans, 47, wife of J. F. Evans, died at home in Powell’s Station Sunday noon. She left her husband, five sons and three daughters.
Funeral was conducted from Glenwood Baptist Church Monday at 2 p. m. Rev Bailey officiated.

Printed in the Knoxville News Sentinel, 11 June 1922, page 7

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