Polk, Kenneth "Ken" (Cleveland)

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Kenneth “Ken” Polk, 52, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 17, 2020, after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. Ken was a fighter, and he battled his illness for almost two years to the very end. Kenneth was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving multiple combat tours.

Ken enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and paddle boarding; he loved all activities outdoors. Ken was employed at Feintools as a network engineer. Ken believed in Christ and joined the church at an early age. He was a nurturing human being that once you met him, you fell in love with him.

Preceding him in death are his grandparents, William Henry Polk, Jr. and Carrie E Lockheart Polk; and uncles, William Polk, II, Vernon Polk and Levi Polk.

Ken is survived by wife of 24 years, Mary White Polk, of Cleveland; daughter, Kaliah Bolden, of California; sons, Elijah White, of Cleveland and Jasiah Bowman, of Cleveland; father, Wendell Ervin, Sr. and mother, Alma Polk Ervin, of Alabama; brother, Wendell Ervin, Jr., of Indianapolis; sisters, Felicia and Joyce Ervin, both of Alabama; uncle, Minister Alphonso “Punchie” Polk; uncle, James Polk, of Marianna, Ar.; aunts, Erma and Julie Polk, of Marianna, Ar., Mae (Emmett) White and Laverne (Gene) Neal, of Little Rock, Ar.; several brother- and sister-in-laws; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many, many friends.    
Family and friends will meet at Hammond’s Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. for graveside services, with Reverend Edgar King officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service.

Sharp, Joseph "Joe" Franklin (Cleveland)

Hall, Mary Lou (Cleveland)

Hill, Jerry Batts (Cleveland)


Joseph “Joe” Franklin Sharp, of Cleveland, was called home with the Lord on November 27, 2020 at age 80. He was born Aug. 30, 1940 to Carl Moran Sharp and Maude Mahar Sharp in Memphis. Joe’s ... (click for more)

Mary Lou Hall, 98, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 in Chattanooga. She was a lifelong resident of Cleveland. She loved cooking, and was an avid bird watcher; she could tell you every bird ... (click for more)

Jerry Batts Hill, 90, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in a local health care facility. She was born on July 26, 1930 in Henrietta, ... (click for more)



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Sharp, Joseph "Joe" Franklin (Cleveland)

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Hall, Mary Lou (Cleveland)

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Peggy Darlene Moates

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Kaitlin Jade Martin

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