Deontrey Southers

Deontrey Southers, 13, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in a local hospital. He attended Eastlake Academy where he was a linebacker for the football team and attended The Refuge Church. He was actively involved with Gear Up and Goodwill Youth Mentoring Program. He was preceded in death by his great-grand parents Jerome (Mattie) Talley Sr.; uncles, Norris and Cedric Southers; and cousin Jermaine Southers. He is survived by his parents; Shanerra Southers and Willie George; sister, Dekaylia Southers; grandmothers, Eleanor Jenkins and Mary Bibbs; grandfather, Rodney K. Southers; great-aunt, Cathy Southers; uncles, LaDarrel Jenkins and Rodney D. Southers; great-uncles, Michael Talley, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jerome (Raquel) Talley, of Knoxville, Tenn.; great grandmothers, Emily Southers and Luther (Ovetta) Owens; great-great grandmother, Mamie Jenkins; a host of aunts, uncles, and other relatives. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at John P. Franklin Funeral Home with Pastor Sean Landers officiating. Viewing will begin at Noon and end at 4 p.m. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home 1101 Dodds Ave. 423-622-9995.

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