Current Obituaries


Current Obituaries

Jessica “Lolita” Boseman

by DFH Inc. on 12/06/23

Jessica “Lolita” Boseman At the age of 62 went home to the Lord with her loved ones by her side.  Lolita was born to Richard and Ollie Goins on December 3, 1961 in Harriman TN. She is preceded in death by her parents Richard and Ollie Goins, Brother Alfred “Toby” Myers, Clyde Myers, Gary Allen Myers, Denis Myers, and Sister Athea “Sis” Myers. She is survived by Daughter Alisia Boseman, Brother Richard “Tony” Goins, James “Jim” Goins, Sister Kay Daniels, and Maurice Boseman whom she was married to for 40 years. 


Lolita was a devoted mother to her daughter Alisia along with many of her nieces and nephews. Many summers were spent caring for her siblings' children while creating lasting memories with them. She spent her adult life working as a beautician. She took great pride in her work while also spreading friendship and love to everyone who sat in her chair. As the youngest of nine children, she spent many years caring for her ailing mother Ollie. She was always dedicated to her family and enjoyed hosting them as often as she could. 


Lolita cooked often for those around her to share her love and gratitude, It was truly a love language for her. She is a long-time member of Bethel Baptist Church and spent many years volunteering on the kitchens staff.  She used her gift of cooking to bring joy and comfort to so many others.  In her spare time, she enjoyed doing crafts and sharing them those closest to her. Over seventeen years ago severe illness struck her body. Until her passing this past week, she fought this debilitating illness with the determination of a warrior.


Friends are invited to share their memories of Lolita with her family during visitation at Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Drive, Morristown TNon Saturday, December 9, from 1pm - 3pm. The funeral service will be held directly after the receiving of friends at 3pm. 

John Brown

by DFH Inc. on 12/06/23

John Brown 84 years if age was born in Bean Station, TN on September 23, 1939.  

He died suddenly in his home in Morristown, TN, Friday, December 1, 2023.  


He resided in Baltimore, MD with his wife Marva Greenlee-Brown for over fifty years, after serving a tour in the US Navy.


John was proceeded in death by his parents Maude and Steve Brown, sisters: Mary Thompson, Ruby Treece and Gloria Garner.  Brothers: Eugene, Melvin, Samuel, Steve, Claude and James (June)Brown.


Johnny ”Pop-POP” and Uncle Boggie as he was called leaves to mourn wife: Marva Greenlee-Brown and three step-daughters:

Tanya (Larry) Hailey  , Tammy Blevins of Baltimore, MD, Debra (Jeff) Bruce of Morristown, TN.  Brothers: Charles (Willie Mae) Brown, Richard (Toni) Greenlee.  Sister-in-law: Jacqueline Wilson-Gray of Knoxville, TN 


He had a devoted niece and nephew Joann Treece-Taylor and Lewis Treece kept in touch regarding his health.


He has Five grandsons and JR whom called him “Pop-POP”,  Five great granddaughters and Four great grandsons.  John has a host of nieces, nephews , other relatives from Maryland, New Jersey, PA, and Tennessee.


Home Going Services Saturday, December 9, 2023.  Family visitation 11-12, funeral  services 12 Noon.  

Burial Monday, December 11, 2023 10:00 am at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.

Pat Patterson Jr

by DFH Inc. on 11/20/23

Norman Patterson Jr.
1935 - 2023


Pat Patterson Jr., 88, of Talbott, TN., passed away on November 15, 2023. He was born on January 26, 1935, in Whitesburg, TN. Pat, as he was commonly known, retired from BASF after over 30 years of dedicated service.

In his free time, Pat enjoyed farming, gardening, and his greatest passions: hunting and fishing. These hobbies brought him great joy throughout his life.

He was a beloved husband to Mabel Patterson and a loving father to Norman (Jerrie) Patterson 3rd. Pat is also survived by his granddaughter, Kelly Greene, and great-granddaughter, Malayah Thomas. He had a close bond with his brother, Bob Patterson.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Ada Ruth Patterson Sr., his sister Ilene Cobb, and his brother Bill Don Patterson. 

The family will receive friends on November 24, 2023, prior to the service at Dockery Funeral Home in Morristown, TN. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. James Goins, will be held at Dockery Funeral Home at 1:00p.m. Interment will follow at Hamblen Memory Gardens at 3:00p.m.

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