Death Notice – Johnny Mack Rector

   Johnny Mack Rector

Johnny Mack Rector,  61 of Waverly, Tennessee was born on October 16, 1956 and passed from this life on January 18, 2018.  Johnny is survived by wife, Towana Rector; Children: Peggy (Jim) Cardwell of North Port, Florida, Margaret (David) Bryant of Lafayette, Tennessee, Annette Pace of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Travis Pace of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Grandchildren: Alyssa, David, Seth, Rikki and Sarah

Great-Grandchildren: Braxton, Easton, Shelby, Carter and Elevianna

Brother: George (Cathy) of Montesana, Washington

Sisters: Carol (Hubert) Cover of La Follette, Tennessee, LuAnn Snellings of Knoxville, Tennessee and Rosa Rector of La Follette, Tennessee

He was preceded in death by Father Johnny Rector, Mother Rita Rector, son Jonathan David Rector

Johnny served many-years-ago as a pastor in the Church of God of Prophecy.  Funeral Servcices were held January 20, 2018 near Lobelville, Tennessee.

Death Notice – Bessie Corlew

Bessie Waggoner Corlew

  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from the Crossroads Church of God of Prophecy in White Bluff, TN.  Sister Londa Richardson and Bro. Gary Riley will officiate. Place of rest will be in the Williams Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday, January 26th at Taylor Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service.

Mrs. Corlew, age 84, died peacefully January 19, 2018 at NHC of Dickson, TN.  Those desiring, memorials are suggested to the Wings of  She was born in Nashville,Tennessee, daughter fo the late J. W. and Aimee McCutchen Waggoner.  Mrs. Corlew was the widow of the late Jarrell Corlew, who died in 1998.  She and her late husband had known each other since the third grade.  She was a loving, wife, mother, sister, homemaker and friend. She was longtime faithful member of the Church of God of Prophecy, and has been a licensed minister for some 60 years.  She ministered in many ways during her lifetime, and proudly served as a Chaplain for Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, TN.  She was a graduate of William James High School, Class of 1952, where she served as valedictorian of her class.

The family wishes to acknowledge the years of special love and care provided by her niece, Caroline Vandivort.

Survivors include her daughter; Janis Bass and her husband, Mike, of Ashland, MS, her son; Allen Corlew and his wife, Debra, of Brentwood,TN, her brother; Mr. T. D. Waggoner of White Bluff,TN.her two grandchildren; Daniel Corlew and Alexandra Corlew.

Men of the Church of God of Prophecy and her  nephews will serve as casket bearers.

Death Notice – Pastor Stewart Slone

Stewart A. Slone age 75 of Coalfield, passed away peacefully at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, January 11, 2018. He served as pastor of the Petros Church of God of Prophecy for the past 26 years. He also was a well-known business man and had owned the Coalfield Carpet and Burger along with his wife, Judy for many years.

He served as Morgan County Commissioner for 18 years. Stewart was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Mildred Slone, brother, Willis Slone and grandson, Jacob Slone.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy Massengill Slone; Sons, Randy Slone and Ricky Slone and wife Carla both of Coalfield; Grandsons, Nicholas A. Slone, Michael A. Slone and Timothy W. Slone; Sister, Nancy Fay and husband Clark; Brothers, Dorphan, Hillis, Wilson Harlan, Ed, Doug, Elva and Ivis Slone; And a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends

The family will receive friends Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Big Mountain Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Petros Church of God of Prophecy with Chaplain Dean Yancy officiating. Interment will follow in the Petros Cemetery.

Thrive Conference

Thrive Conference is upon us as people will be gathering from across the area to the Peerless Road Church on Friday, May 26-27, 2017.  There will also be the opportunity for people to have tours of the Fields of the Wood.  We hope to see you there.

Death Notice – Ruth V Sykes

Ruth Sykes(1933 – 2017)

Ruth Sykes

Palmyra, TN

Ruth Vernell Sykes, age 84, of Palmyra, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Signature Health Care of Erin.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 at the chapel of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with the Revs. E.C. McKinley, Terry Bear, and Richard Neal officiating. Burial will follow in the Baggett’s Chapel Cemetery. The Sykes family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.

Ruth entered into this life on January 7, 1933 in Montgomery County to the late Douglas Hodges and Eula Mackens Hodges. She was a loving and caring homemaker and a member of the church family at Baggett’s Chapel Church of God of Prophecy.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Anderson “Andy” Sykes. Left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, David Sykes and Doyle Sykes; brothers, James Hodges, J.D. Hodges, Eugene Hodges, Randall Hodges, Gwen Hodges, and Larry Hodges; and sisters, Clara Ellis and Betty Peters. She was the loving grandmother of five grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made online at

Death Notice – Pastor Tony Coile

Rev. D.W. “Tony” Coile, age 69 of Sevierville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was a Vietnam Veteran and worked with the Southern Railroad for sixteen years in Chattanooga. Rev. Coile was a member of the V.F.W. and a retired minister of the Church of God of Prophecy. He loved the Lord and sharing the love of the Lord with others. He was a loving husband, father, “Pa”, brother and son.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Elizabeth Coile

His survivors include;
Loving wife of 50 years: Dorothy Coile
Son: Travis Coile and wife Leah
Daughters: Connie Turner and husband John, Roxanne Cron and husband James
Grandchildren: Nick Coile, Lauren Coile, Anthony Coile, Sydney Coile, Carmen Turner, Elise Turner, Hannah Cron
Great-grandchildren: Aubrey Coile, Rylie Coile
Father: William “Bill” Coile and wife Thelma
Brother: Mack Coile

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 4 PM – 6:45PM at the Parkway Church of God with a service to follow at 7 PM officiated by Pastor Bob Carroll and Pastor Philip Morris. A private graveside will be held later at the East TN Veteran’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Tennessee Men’s Retreat

We are looking forward to a great Men’s Retreat, March 24-25, 2017 at Camp Hickory Hills. To register for the retreat CLICK HERE to go to our secure site. “Strength in Numbers.”

Imagine Pastors Conference

Death Notice – Bishop Edsel Hartman

Bishop Hartman was born on June 27, 1927 and passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Bishop Hartman was a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee at the time of his passing.

Bishop Hartman was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and he was a graduate of the Chattanooga Central High School.

  Bishop Edsel Hartman

Funeral Arrangements: Edsel Hartman Visitation & Funeral

Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy
3301 Peerless Road.

Thursday Jan. 26, 2017 time 11:00-1:00 visitation with funeral at 1:00.

Arrowhead Church of God of Prophecy
3113 W. John Sevier Hwy
Knoxville 37920 on Friday

Jan. 27, 2017 time 11:00-1:00 visitation with funeral at 1:00. Internment following at the Berry Highland South Cemetery on 9010 W. Simpson Road in Knoxville 37920

21 Days of Prayer

Beginning January 5, 2017 the Church of God of Prophecy will begin a period of 21 days of prayer.  As our first CORE value we recognize the need for God’s people to make His house a House of Prayer.  Local churches, districts, nations and regions of the world will be involved in this special time of humbling ourselves before the Lord, recognizing that we cannot change the circumstances of our world, but we can allow the Lord to change us.

Our General Overseer, Bishop Sam N. Clements has addressed these 21 days in a video message to the church.  You may find it by going to this link:  CLICK HERE