Life of faith is common thread

Sandra ClarkObits

A well-known North Knox minister, the Rev. L.B. Herrell, passed away Feb. 1 and services were held Feb. 3 at Mynatt Funeral Home in Halls. He was a hometown barber and pastor of Highland View Baptist Church off Norris Freeway. He is survived by wife Diane Herrell, daughters and son-in-law Tonya and Ken Buckner and Becky Needham; five grandchildren, a great-grandson and a host of family and friends.

Recent obituaries reflect the strong faith of many who have passed on. Here are three more examples:

Glendon Lackey, 87, of Knoxville, was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, the Rev. John R. Lackey. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Medical Center for 18 years and raised four children. She supported her husband in his ministry, according to her obituary, working “tirelessly behind the scenes to enhance the social, emotional and physical well-being of Church of the Savior members and others. She delivered mobile meals for 15 years and welcomed and assisted refugee families.”

Hazel B. O’Dell, 96, of Maryville, was a member of Piney Level Baptist Church for over 60 years, serving as a Sunday School teacher, a Bible School teacher, in the choir and the WMU. She truly loved her church and her pastor, the Rev. George Macht, according to her obituary.

Leoma “Mae” Chambers, 93, of Sevierville, attended church every time the doors were open for over 92 years until her health prevented her from attending at times. Her father was a Church of Christ minister and started congregations in the Sevierville, Webb’s Creek, Cosby and Gatlinburg area, according to her obituary.


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