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ZENAS K. HARKLEROAD, 76, 1133 School St., Indiana [PA], died Monday, Oct. 14, 1974 at Indiana Hospital.
A son of Cyrus and Ida Cribbs Harkleroad, he was born March 10, 1889 in Armstrong Co.
Mr. Harkleroad was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Indiana; the Modern Woodmen of the World; and Indiana Elks Lodge No. 931 for 50 years.  He had been a barber in Indiana for 60 years.
Surviving are his widow: Mrs. LeeVeran Colderwood Harkleroad; two daughters: Mrs. Edna Mikesell, Home; Mrs. Jean Wettling, Indiana; two sons: Robert, Indiana; and Zenas V., Westmont; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; one sister: Mrs. Barbara Pattison, Whitehall.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Bell Funeral Home, Indiana where services  will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Elwood Stark officiating.  Interment to follow in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.
Indiana BPOE will hold services at 8 p.m. this evening at the Bell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Eva Ella Long, 38 years old, wife of W. Jay Long, of Dias, was called by death in the Indiana Hospital yesterday morning.  Death was due to complications.
A daughter of Henry Bence and the late Emma (Cribbs) Bence, the deceased was born in Johnston, December 28th, 1898.  Most of her life was spent near Dixonville until the family moved to Indiana, where they resided for three years.  For the past three years the family resided in Dias.
Mrs. Long was a member of the Christian Church of Clymer and of the Brushvalley Grange.  She was a life-long Christian, a loving mother, a devoted friend and she was always held in high regard by her neighbors and friends who were shocked when they learned of her death.
The deceased leaves her husband, W. Jay Long and three daughters, Esther, Arvena, and Mrs. Elma Kim at home; her father, Henry Bence of Canton, Ohio; four brothers, Emery and Charles Bence of Vandergrift; Orrin Bence of the State of Indiana and Harry Bence of Dixonville.  Four sisters, Mrs. C. E. Spencer and Mrs. Merle West, of Reading; Mrs. Imogene Leasure of Canton, O., and Mrs. Clark Morrison of Vandergrift.
Friends wishing to pay their respects may call at the Robinson Funeral Home, North Seventh street, where services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2:30 P.M. by Rev. Fred L. Fink.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas
January 16, 1947, page 2

Ira E. Browning, aged 77, retired farmer, died at his home, 208 Conark
Court about 9:30 last night...Mr. Browning had lived in and near Conway 70
years. He was born in Mississippi July 3, 1870 and married the former Nora
Davenport, who survives, September 19, 1900. He wa the oldest member of
East Fork Lodge No. 327 F. & A M, and also was a member of Conway chapter
No. 80, Royal Arch Masons. He also is survived by three sons, John Browning
of Little Rock, Carl Browning of Conway, and Cecil Browning of North Little
Rock; five daughters, Mrs Doris Mills and Mrs. Ray Snodgrass of Little
Rock, Mrs. Mattie Fulmer and Mrs. Ruth Smith of Conway and Hazel Gore of
Sioux City, IA; 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas
August 23, 1956, page 2

Mrs. Hester Cornelia Carter, 90 year old resident of the Pleasant Valley
community, died at the home of a son, Chester Lee Carter Saturday.
A daughter of the late William Nathan and Elizabeth Carter Pearson she was
born on Tuscaloosa, AL, Feb. 11, 1866. She lived in Arkansas 87 years.
Her husband was the late John Lee Carter.
Also surviving are five other sons, W.N. of Greenvrier, T.D. Carter of
Wooster, M.L. Carter of Goodwell, OK, C.B. Carter of Stuttgart, and C.J.
Carter of Green Bay, WI.; a daughter, Mrs. M.R. Patton of Greenbrier, 23
grandchilden, and 22 grandchildren

Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas
July 29, 1954, page 2

Mrs. Isabelle Sims Surratt, 90, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. S.J.
Sims in the Needs Creek community, near Greenbrier, shortly before noon
today. Mrs. Surratt was the widow of J.D. Surratt, whose death occurred in
She was born at Dalton, GA, Feb.1, 1862 and lived for many years at
England, Arkansas. She came to the home of her daughter two months ago.
Also surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. O.G. Goode and Mrs. W.A.
Goode of Hooland and Mrs. J.L. Hughes of England; four sons, Sam Surratt of
England, Joe Surratt of Mobile, AL, Otis Surratt of Galveston, TX, and
Arvil Surratt of Fort Worth, TX, a sister, Mrs. Martha Fulbright of Las
Animos, CO. 26 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, and seven great great

Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas
July 29, 1954, page 2

James E. Pearson, 84 year old former Faulkner farmer and brother of Mrs.
Hester Carter, died Wednesday at Wewoka, OK, the victim of a heat stroke.
Mr Pearson lived in the Pleasant Valley community until three years ago,
when he moved to Oklahoma... Mr. Pearson, a Baptist was born in Wooster. He
was married in 1891 to the late Ida Browning Pearson.
The survivors are Mrs. Carter, two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Rotton of
Altheimer and Mrs. Ida Cater of Compton; and a son Jess Pearson of Oklahoma
City, OK

Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas
September 9, 1937, page 2

Mrs. Emma Speights, aged 64, died at 8 a.m. today at her home, 123 Locust
Ave. She was the wife of H.W. Speights. Mrs Speights was born in Van Buren
county, March 14, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Parrish. She had
lived in Conway eight years. Surviving besides her husband are three sons,
William, James and Ernest Speights, alll of Conway; three sisters, Mrs.
Birdie Pennington of Morganton, Mrs. Frankie Cossey of Little ROck, and
Mrs. Ruby Thomas os Conway, and a brother , Robert Parrish of Jacksonville, AR

Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas
February 3, 1938

Ottis Franklin Hall, 21, died of pneumonia at 2:20 Thursday afternoon at the home of his mother, Mrs.James A. Milam, and Mr. Milam, near Greenbrier. His father was the late W.D. Hall. He was born in this county August 29, 1916, and spent his entire life here. Surviving besides his mother and step-father are five brothers, Ervin Hall of Altheimer, Fred Hall of England, and Oneal, Verna Lee, and Joe Hall of Rt. 2, Greenbrier, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Davenport of Altheimer and Mrs. Bertice Ruole of Lonoke.

Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas
February 3, 1938, page 2

Charles August Nothwang, 77 years old and a native of Germany, died at his
home on highway 64 east of Conway at 10 a.m. today. Mr. Nothwang had been
ill of heart disease for six weeks.
Born in Germany November 1, 1860, Mr. Nothwang came to the United States at
the age of 10, and he had lived in Faulkner county for many years. He was
married at Belton, TX in 1892.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs Mary Sohn Nothwang; three sons, Fred
Nothwang of COnway, Carl Nothwang of Texarkana, and David Nothwang of
Jonesboro; four daughters, Mrs. Christine Perrion of Nettleton, AR, Mrs.
Mary Belk of Conway, Miss Pauline Nothwang of North Little ROck, and Mrs.
Mena Low of Little ROck, and three sisiters, Mrs. Mona Brown and Mrs.
Frederick Suss of Little Rock and Mrs. C.P. Hanson of Booneville, AR.

Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas
March 16, 1967, page 2

Mrs. Gillie Rachel Milam, 78, of Greenbrier died Friday (March 10, 1967) at
the home of Mrs. Sybil Wilcox. Mrs. Milam suffered a heart attack while
attending a Sunday school class meeting. Mrs. Milam was born in Faulkner
County August 16, 1888 a daughter of William Elliott and Theodocia Alabama
Surviving are five sons, Ervin Hall of Altheimer, Fred Hall of
Jacksonville, Oneal Hall of Chula Vista, CA, Vernelee Hall of Lemon Grove,
CA, and Walter D.(Joe) Hall of Greenbrier; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby
Davenport of North Little ROck and Mrs. Bertice RUple of Grand Forks, N.D;
tow brothers, Henry Elliott of Oine Bluff and Jim Elliott of Jacksonville,
five sisters; Mrs. Leah Keeling of Roswell, N.M, Mrs. J.A. Smallwood of
Fort Smith, Mrs. Roy Ball of Greenbrier,  Mrs. Ruth Howard of California,
and Mrs. Ruth Derdene of Altheimer, 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

  On December 3, 1964, Eugene A., Sr. of 1821 Denbury road, beloved husband
of Sadie  N. Fischer (nee Williams), devoted father of Raymond A. Fischer and
Eugene A. Fischer.
  Funeral services at Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, Inc. 5305 Harford road
(at  Ehodale) of wich due notice will be given.
  (The Sun, December 4, 1964)

  On December 2, 1964, Mollie May (nee Brown), of 20 Ritters lane, Owings
  formerly of Pikesville, beloved wife of the late Andrew C. Fisher and
beloved mother
   of Mrs. Anna R. Harmon, Andrew Fisher, and the late Edna M. Clingerman.
  Funeral services will be held at the Newell Funeral Home, 1100 Reisterstown
  Pikesville, on Saturday at 2 P.M.  Interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery.
Family will
  receive friends from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. daily.
  (The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland,December 4, 1964)

  On December 2, 1964 Mary M. (nee Quillin), of 88 Mellor avenue,
Catonsville, beloved wife of the late Walter Flick, daughter of Harry and
Mary K. Quillin and sister of Mrs. Hazel V. Witte.
  Prayers at MacNabb and Son, 301 Frederick road (at Beltway Exit 13),
Catonsville, on Saturday, at 8:30 A.M.   Requiem High Mass in St. Mark’s
Church at 9 A.M.  Interment in Cathedral Cemetery.  Visiting hours 3 until 5
P.M. and 7 until 9 P.M.
  (The Sun, Baltimore Maryland, December 4, 1964)

  On November 30, Edward Allen, of 247 St. Helena avenue, beloved son of
William F. Frey and Lillie T. Plemmons, and father of E. Allen Frey, Jr., and
brother of Myron F. Frey.
  Funeral from the Ullrich Funeral Home of Dundalk, 2112 Dundalk avenue, on
Friday at 1 P.M.  Interment Baltimore National Cemetery.
 (The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 4,1964)

  Suddenly, on November 30, 1964, Oliver F., Sr. (Ham), beloved husband of
the late
  Jeannette French (nee Lockman) and father of Mesdames Doris Filling,
Margaret Lato,  Misses Virginia, Marian, Elaine French and Messrs. John
Elmer, Howard and Oliver F. French, Jr.
  Services at the Charles S Zeller Funeral Home, 920 South Conkling streets,
on Friday at 1 P.M.  Interment at teh Baltimore Cemetery.  Visiting hours 2
to 9 P.M.
  (The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 4, 1964)

  Amicable Lodage No. 25, A.F. & A.M., announces the deep regret to the death
  brother Solomon Hecker.
           Marvin E. Rothbloom,
           Worshipful Master
  (The Sun, Baltimore Maryland, December 4, 1964)

  Suddenly, on December 2, 1964, Louis R., of Paradise Beach, Md., beloved
husband of Anna D. Helbig and dear father of Arthur L. Helbig, Mrs. Margaret
Marris, Mrs. Charlotte Abend and George Helbig and dear brother of Mrs. Rose
Obest and Court Helbig.
  Funeral from teh Riviera Beach home of George J. Gonce, 169 Riveria Drive,
  Saturday at 8:30 A.M.  Requiem Hight Mass at St. Jane Frances Church at 9
o’clock.  Interment in Glen Haven Memorial Park.  Family request friends call
from 2 to 5 and  7 to 9 P.M.
  (The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 4, 1964)

  One December 3, 1964, John B., of Saannah avenue, Essex, beloved husband of
Thelma (nee Nelson) devoted son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mughes of Burnsville,
N.C., and dear step-father of Mr. Zemery Beeam, Mesdames George Chryst,
Elenor Balston, Betty Freedman and Theodore Knight; also survived by three
brothers and four sisters.
  Funeral from the Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace avenue, Essex, on Monday
at 11  A. M.  Interment in Bleair Memorial Gardens.  Visiting hour from 3 to
5 and 7 to 9 P.M.
  (The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 4, 1964)

  On December 2, 1964, Mrs. Pauline E. (nee Seward), of Bel Air, Md., beloved
iwfe of the late Charles E. Iley and devoted mother of Margaret I. Browning,
Jean I. Quillen and Charles E. Iley, Jr. [Cambridge (Md.) papers please copy.]
  Friends may call at Foster Funeral Home, West Broadway and William street,
Bel Air, Md., on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 P.M.  Services on Friday at
2:30 P.M.  Interment  in William Waters Cemetery, Cooptown, Md.
  (The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 4, 1964)

  On Wednesday, December 2, 1964, Jack, of 71 Wiltshire road, Essex, the
  husband of Juanita (nee Gatrell), and devoted father of Margaret, Sandra,
Jack, and
  Thomas Iverson, and grandgater of Thomas Newlin Jr., and dear brother of
  Rosemary Evans and Mrs. Kathleen Davis.
  Mr. Iverson rests at the Dundalk Funeral Home of John. J. Dada, 7922 Wise
avenue. Visiting hours from 2 until 9 P.M.  Funeral services on Monday at 1
P.M.  Burial in  Baltimore National Cemetery.
  (The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 4, 1964)

From the New Era, Wedneday, November 21, 1906:

Milo Johnson, who has a little home at Cedar Pass, met a very tragic
death last Thursday.  He had been in town that day with a load of
produce, and when he started home in the evening complained to different
ones that his team was hard to manage, and also that he was feeling
ill.  Next morning the Alturas-Lakeview stage driver was horrified to
find Mr. Johnson's lifeless and mangled body near the road at the XL
ranch.  Evidently the team had started to run, throwing the unfortunate
man over the dash board in such a way that his foot was caught in the
singletree and he was dragged until life was extinct.   His team was
standing so near that the wagon was almost over Mr. Johnson's body.  His
clothing was torn from his body, and the contents of his pockets were
scattered for quite a distance along the road.
Mr. Johnson was aged about forty years, and leaves a wife and several
small children to mourn his loss.
An inquest was held by Judge J. S. Henderson, assisted by Mr. E. C.
Bonner, after which the remains were brought to Alturas, and the funeral
took place Saturday morning.

From tHe Knoxville News Sentinel 11 Jan 2000

ANDREWS, KATHERINE PENLAND - formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away Sun., Jan. 9,
2000 at Lakeshore Village Healthcare Center in Waco, Texas. She was born Oct.
10, 1910 in Pearsall, Texas to John White Penland and Kate Long Penland. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Elbert Andrews in 1976; three
brothers and three sisters, all whom lived in the Morristown area. She moved
to Morristown with her parents and siblings as a young girl and always
considered Tennessee to be her home. She and her husband resided in
Inglewood, Calif. until his death at which time she moved to Oak Ridge, where
she lived for eighteen years. In November 1994, she moved to Texas to live
with her son and his wife. She worked as a Sales Representative for Revlon in
cosmetics at Sanger Hariss in Dallas and retired from Sears in California.
She lived her life serving the Lord and helping others. She was devoted to
her family, brothers and sisters in Christ and The Faith Fellowship Church in
Oak Ridge, All who loved and ever met her felt her loving, sensitive, caring
nature and kindness. Survivors include one son, Charles R. (Dick) Andrews and
wife of Bella Vista, Ark.; two brothers, Robert (Bob) Penland and wife of
Lowland, John White (J.W.) Penland, Jr. and wife of Morristown; two
sisters-in-law, Zora Penland of Lenoir City, and Maybelle Penland of
Morristown; one grandson and two granddaughters of Texas; one
step-granddaughter of Texas and one step-granddaughter of Arizona; seven
great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. The family will
receive friends from 5-6:45 p.m. Wed., Jan. 12, 2000 at Allen Funeral Home
with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Reverend Fred Hammer
officiating. A graveside service will be held at St. Paul Cemetery in Lowland
at 10 a.m. Thur., Jan. 13, 2000. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home,

BYRGE, RAY E. - age 62, of Jacksboro, passed away Monday, January 10, at UT
Medical Center Knoxville. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints. Preceded in death by parents & sister, Deles & Bertha
Newport Byrge, Geraldine Wells. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Survivors:
daughter, Karen McGuire of LaFollette; 2 grandchildren; brother, Larry Byrge
of Jacksboro; sisters, Alice Faye Evans of LaFollette, Vivian St. John,
Brenda McQuinn of Jacksboro; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8
p.m. Tuesday Cross Funeral Chapel. Rev. James Adkins officiating. Interment
11 a.m. Wednesday Keathley Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.

JOHNSON, RICHARD EUGENE - age 60, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, January
9, 2000 at the Methodist Medical Center. Mr. Johnson was of the Baptist
faith. Born August 26, 1939 in Knoxville, to the late Elmer W. and Rose Poole
Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard.
Survivors: wife, Debbie Lynn Cooper of Oak Ridge; son, Richard Wesley and
wife Sherri Johnson of Michigan; brothers, Charles Delbert and wife Carolyn
Johnson of Knoxville, Daryl and wife Sherri Johnson of Michigan; sisters,
Verla Jo and husband Verl Howe of Michigan, Francis L. and husband Ken Fox of
Clinton, Bessie and husband Bill Marshal of Michigan, Phyllis and husband
Ralph Willis of Michigan; grandchildren, Richard Elmer and Richard Wesley
Johnson, Cody, Danielle, and Kimberly Cooper and Jerry Taylor; 4 stepchildren
and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday January 11,
2000 at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with
Rev. Don Fox officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 Tuesday at the
funeral home. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Clinton in charge of arrangements.

Billy B. Walker, 65, died at Walnut Hill Nursing Home in Winfield (Kansas), October 15, 1999.  He was a great-grandson of Oxford pioneers Benjamin and Elizabeth Lowry, bured in the Oxford (Kansas) cemetery.  Mr. Walker was born November 26, 1933 at Atlanta (Kansas), the son of William A. and Inez E. [Lowry] Walker and attended school in Atlanta and Oxford before moving with his parents to El Dorado (Kansas) in 1947.  There he graduated with the class of 1951.  He worked for many years as an oil field and construction worker.

He married Vera Lee Ellis of Augusta in August, 1952.  He married Sonja Christensen Haines December, 1968.

Mr. Walker survived the notorious 1943 Oxford school bus accident, in which a first cousin, Anna Marie Rice, had been killed.  His older sister, Joyce Eileen, was seriously injured in the same accident.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and a brother Richard.

He is survived by his wife, Sonja of the home, sons Billy Jr., of Milton (Kansas); Charles of Alburquerque; daughters Teresa Taylor of Larned (Kansas) and Sherry Alabassi of Littleton, Colo; step-son Christopher Haines of Hutchinson; stepdaughters Kathryn Culinane, Karyn Haines, both of Wichita; brother James of Lompoc, CA; Joyce Stephenson of Mexico, Missouri; six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, one step-great grandchild.

A memorial is established with hospice and American Cancer Society.

Services were held October 19, 1999 at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home in El Dorado.  Burial was at Sunset Lawns Cemetery of El Dorado.

Obituary from The Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Thomasville, GA
Saturday, November 15, 1902


It was not a very great surprise to those who knew his condition, to learn
yesterday morning that Dr. Tullis was dead. He has been in a very critical
condition for many weeks, suffering from lung trouble. Death resulted from a
hemmohrage (sic), which occurred yesterday morning about 3 o'clock.

Dr. Tullis was born in Marion County and would have been 52 years old in
July. After graduation at Augusta Medical College, he settled at Magnolia
Springs, near Americus, where he entered upon the practice of his
profession, which he pursued up to a recent period, when ill health
incapacitated him from further practice.

>From Magnolia Springs he came to Thomasville 22 years ago, and has since
been one of our best known and most highly respected citizens. He was
married twice. His last wife and six children survive him.

Dr Tullis joined the Baptist Church in early manhood. In the years that
followed he lived the life of a Christian, taking an active interest in
church work, teaching by both precept and example the tenets of the faith
which he professed. And when the end finally came, when his work was
finished, when it was said to him "It is enough, come up higher", he was
ready to depart. In the darkening shadows of death his faith grew brighter
and stronger in the Saviour of all mankind.

The grief stricken wife and orphaned children have the sympathies of the
entire community in their irreparable loss. May God graciously bind up their
bleeding hearts and give them consolation which His grace alone can impart.

The funeral, as will be seen elsewhere, takes place from the residence this
morning at 10 o'clock.


All that was mortal of the late Dr N. G. Tullis was laid to rest yesterday
morning in the silent city of the dead, Laurel Hill Cemetary. The funeral
services took place at the residence at 10 o'clock and were conducted by
Rev. C. N. Donaldson, assisted by Revs. Wardlaw and White.

The following were the pall-bearers: Dr T. M. McIntosh, J. S. Montgomery, J.
H. Merrill, Jno. M. Dekle, John C. Beverly, and R. W. Blalock.

The handsome casket was literally covered with flowers, a number of
beautiful designs being noticeable.

A long procession followed the remains to the cemetery where the last sad
rites were performed, and the body lowered into the tomb.

Thus has passed away a good physician, a kind father, loving husband, a
respected neighbor and model citizen.

The obit was published in The San Jose Mercury on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1952

Death Takes Early State Pioneer, 97

Santa Clara, Feb. 4.-Mrs., Achsah Greer, who traveled to California in 1860 in a covered wagon, (via Donner Pass) died today at the age of 97.  Mrs. Greer succumbed in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Belway, 1712 Fremont Street, with whom she lived.  She had been long ill.  A native of Illinois, Mrs. Greer and her late husband Jerome (Boneparte Greer), celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in 1946.  He died later that year at the age of 98.  He also came to California in a covered wagon in 1852 (via the Oregon Trail).  The Greers were married in Oakland before buying a prune orchard in San Martin in 1916.  They retired from active farming in 1934.  Besides her daughter, Mrs. Greer is survived by two sons, William
E. Greer, of Fresno and Harold H. Greer, of Oakland; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and five great great grand children.  Private services will be held Wednesday at 3:00  P.M. in Chapel of Roses in Oak Hill Memorial Park under direction of Santa Clara Funeral Home.

Rites for Lawrence Greer (30 Jun 1902- 26 Jun 1975)

Private funeral services were held yesterday for Lawrence W. (William) Greer, a 45 year employee of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. who retired in 1967 as the firms division commercial manager.  Mr. Greer, a resident of San Francisco, (Barcelona Ave. off Geary) died Thursday.  He was 72.  Mr. Greer began his career in 1922 as a gas construction mechanic.  While working his way up professionally, he was also active in numerous civic and fraternal organizations.
He served as president of the Executives Association, Lions Club and Electric Club of San Francisco and the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.  He also served on the board of the Salvation Army, and was a member of several other groups.  Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Loetta Brown) Greer of San Francisco, and two daughters, Beverly van der Mersch of Monterrey, Mexico and Patricia (Jane Greer) Martello of Sacramento.  He is also survived by six grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Comisky-Roche Funeral Home, Delores and 16th Streets.
The family prefers donations to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.

From The Knoxville news Sentinel 10 Jan 2000

BEVINS, MRS. BETTY KIRTLEY - age 70, of LaFollette, passed away Sunday,
January 9, 2000 at LaFollette Nursing Home. Member of LaFollette United
Methodist Church. Preceded in death by father, Robert L. Kirtley. Survivors:
daughters, Brenda Portwood and husband Russell, Lisa Barrell and husband Jim;
mother, Mrs. Pearl C. Kirtley; grandchildren, Joshua Maddox and Jessica
Portwood, all of Knoxville; several other relatives and friends. Funeral
services Tuesday 2 p.m. at Walters Chapel with Rev. Steve Peek, Associate
Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Concord, and Rev. Don Thomas, Pastor of
the LaFollette United Methodist Church officiating. Interment Woodlawn
Cemetery. Family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Tuesday before services at
Walters Funeral Home. Family requests that memorials be sent to the East
Tennessee Multiple Sclerosis Society, 6324 Papermill Road, Knoxville, TN
37919. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements.

BRYANT, BIRDIE - age 69, of LaFollette, passed away Sunday morning, January
9th at her home. Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Middlesboro Highway Church
of God. Survivors: husband, James (Buster) Bryant of LaFollette; son, Bob
Bryant of LaPort, Texas; daughters, Peggy Bryant of Honolulu, Hawaii and
Mitzi Kelly of Jacksboro; grandsons, Gordon and Spencer Kelly, Bobby and
Jimmy Bryant; brother, R.W. Tipton of Speedwell; sisters, Elsie Short of
Harlan, Ky., and Virgie Swaggart of Montana. Funeral service Monday, January
10, 2000 at Middlesboro Highway Church of God. Rev. James Leach officiating.
Interment 12 noon Tuesday January 11 at Beeler Cemetery Speedwell. Family
will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church prior to the service.
Cross Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GRAHAM, GEORGE - age 87, of Jellico, Ky. passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000
at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville. Preceded in death by
parents, W.D. & Laura Gothard Graham; sisters, Marie & Ruth; brothers, Bill &
Jim; grandson, George. Survived by wife, Alma Graham of Jellico; daughter,
Laura Payne of Clinton; son, Bobby Graham of Covington, Ky.; grandchildren,
Barbara Graham of Covington, Ky., Steve & Mark Payne of Clinton; great
grandchildren, Brandon, Casey, Cody, & Marcus. The family will receive
friends at the Cox & Son Chapel Monday, Jan. 10 from 6-8 p.m. with funeral
services to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Willie Partin & Father Bob Damron
officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the
Jellico Cemetery for graveside service & interment. Cox & Son Funeral Home.

STOUT, EMILY JOSEPHINE ARCHER - age 95, left her earthly home on Sunday,
January 9, 2000 to spend eternity with God in Heaven. Her father, Morrison A.
Archer, her mother, Francis Underwood Archer, her devoted husband, Charles
Edwin Stout, and her sister, Edna Vivian Archer, are now reunited with her
forever. Her brother, Maurice Lee Archer of Georgetown, Ky., and her son,
Jerry L. Stout and his wife Josephine Young Stout of LaFollette and many
friends and former students are left to mourn her absence but also to rejoice
for her life in Heaven. In her childhood, she knew she wanted to be a school
teacher, and as an adult, she began teaching in Jellico, Tenn. and later, in
1945, moved to LaFollette, where she continued her teaching career until she
retired in 1970. Most of those years were spent teaching English at West
LaFollette Elementary School. For over 50 years, until her health declined 2
years ago due to several strokes, she was active as a Sunday School teacher,
missionary circle member, former choir member, and student of God's word at
First Baptist Church of LaFollette. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday,
January 11, 2000 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Gene
Roberts officiating. Interment to follow in Jellico Cemetery. The family will
receive friends Tuesday 12-2 p.m. before services. In lieu of flowers, the
family requested that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of LaFollette
or First Baptist Church, Jellico, Tenn. Martin Wilson Funeral Home of
LaFollette in charge of arrangements.



Died at her home 3 miles north of Thomasville, May 12th, Mrs. Florence Brooks, wife of W. R. Brooks. She was truly an excellent woman. She was long the subject of a most painfull affliction, but she was never heard to complain or murmer. She leaves her aged parents, devoted brothers and sisters, a fond loving husband, and five dear children to mourn their loss.


Well Known Citizen Passed away Thursday morning.

The announcement of the death of Mr. W. R. Brooks Thursday morning was a
shock to his many friends in this city. He was suddenly attacked by accute
indigestion and died before a physician could reach his home.
Mr. Brooks was born in Leon co. Fla., Mar 17th, 1854, and was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Brooks, well known pioneer citizens of this section. He has
been a resident of this county for many years and was widely known and
highly esteemed.
Mr. Brooks was married twice, first to Miss Florence Wilson in 1878, second
to Miss Minnie Wilson in 1899. He is survived by his last wife and two
daughters, misses Minnie and Nanny Brooks, and two sons Joe and Hansell
He also leaves one brother J. A. Brooks who is at present a resident of Lake
Providence, La.
Mr. Brooks joined the Methodist church when quite a young man and has during
his life been a faithfull and consistent member. His work and good example
will stand as a monument to his memory. In his death the church and community has
lost a staunch friend and coworker.
The funeral was held at the home 2 miles north of the city Friday morning at
10 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. G. W. Mathews, Pastor of
the Methodist church. The burial took place at the Wilson Cemetery 5 miles North
of Thomasville after services.
The press joins friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family
and relatives. May the Father whom he so faithfully served bind their
bleeding hearts and give them comfort..

Chenango American, Greene, New York
Oct 25, 1991
Frank Palmer
Highway worker

Frank Palmer, 69 of Hunter Trailer Park, Harpursville, was dead on arrival at Binghamton
General Hospital, Monday at 5:44 P.M.

He is survived by his wife, Lidia Ingraham Palmer, Harpursville; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence
(Irenia) Cower, Harpursville; three sons, Morris Thompson, Chenango Forks, Homer Thompson,
Corning and Donald Thompson, Harpursville; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two
sisters, Mrs. Olive Carmen Vestal and Mrs. Lillian Leib, Oneonta.

Prior to his retirement in 1968 he was employed by the town of Colesville Highway Department.

The family will receive friends at the Osterhoudt Funeral Home, Harpursville, Wednesday from
2-4 and 7-9 P.M.

The Sacramento Bee on June 3, 1999
Rood, Robert A. (Arnold)
With the grace of an eagle by the wings of a dove.  Our father went to heaven sent with all of our love and through the tears of our sadness for the loss of such a one.  We know in our hearts God, he stands by your son.  Forever in our hearts our beloved Robert passed away May 31 1999 in Sacramento.  A native of Portland, Oregon, born Nov 6, 1923.  He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Dorothy (June Gentry) Rood, four children; Deborah Rood Stafford of North Carolina, William Rood of Utah, Catherine Rood French of Cool, California and Randall Rood of Oregon: ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren.  He will be deeply missed. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the local Cancer Society or charity of your choice.  No services will be held at his request.

Eastside Journal, Bellevue, Washington
January 9, 2000
p. A4

Grace Josephine Nygren
Grace Josephine Nygren of Kirkland died Jan. 1, 2000, at home.  She was 89.
Mrs. Nygren was born April 24, 1910, in Spokane,  She was the youngest of
14 children.  She had lived in Kirkland for five years.
She married David O. Nygren in June 1934 in Seattle.  Her husband died
July 1999.
According to her son, David R. Nygren, "she will always be remembered for
her kindness, generosity and wonderfully sympathetic spirit."
In addition to her son, she is survived by her daughter, Marilyn A. Iden
of Fenton, Mich.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist
Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue.
Remembrances may be made to First United Methodist Church memorial fund.
Green's Bellevue Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eastside Journal, Bellevue, Washington
January 6, 2000
p. A4

Sheila Margaret Jones
Sheila Margaret Jones of Kirkland died Dec. 30, 1999, in Bellevue.  She
was 53.
Born Oct. 22, 1946, in Spokane, she graduated from Marycliff High School
there.  She earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology from Eastern
Washington University and earned her master's degree in business
administration and human resources from Gonzaga University.  She had lived
on the Eastside for seven years.
Following graduation from college she worked as a flight attendant for
United Airlines.  She also worked as a recruiter for Fort Wright College in
Spokane, McCarthy Management Association and Atwood-Hinzman.
She later sold real estate for her father's office of Corkery and Jones
Real Estate and Insurance.  After earning her master's degree she worked
for Airspace Technology and the Travelers Insurance Office in San Diego.
She worked for Washington Mutual Bank after moving back to the area.
She is survived by sisters Janet L. Bluhm of Kirkland and Teresa M. White
of Beaverton, Ore.; and brothers Maurice K. Jones of Spokane and Jeffrey
Jones of Dove Canyon, Calif.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bleitz Funeral Home in
Seattle.  Private burial will be at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in
Remembrances may be made to a favorite charity.

Eastside Journal, Bellevue, Washington
January 6, 2000
p. A4

Hazel Esther Keeney Kelley
Hazel Esther Keeney Kelley of Kirkland died Dec. 24, 1999, at LakeVue
Gardens in Kirkland.  She was 89.
She was born Feb. 10, 1910, in El Centro, Calif., and attended San Diego
High School in San Diego.  She moved to the Eastside after retiring in 1988.
She worked for Airtech Flying Service and was an office manager at
Biederman Aviation Instruments during the 1930s.  She was employed as a
research instrument engineer during World War II by Lockheed Aircraft Co.
She also worked as an accountant for companies in Portland, Ore., and Santa
Rosa, Calif.
She was a former president and member of the San Diego Glider Club.  She
was also a member of St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue.
She earned both aircraft and glider pilot's licenses at the age of 21.
She is survived by son Douglas Stephen Kelley of Bellevue; daughter Peggy
Longman of Santa Rosa, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass has been held.
Bleitz of Seattle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

8 May 1962
Lester Ingraham, 41, Chenango Forks,(N.Y.) died Tuesday afternoon
at his home.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Winifred Ingraham,
Chenango Forks, a daughter, Mrs. Anna Beckwith, Chenango
Forks; four sons, Eugene Ingraham and Thomas Ingraham both
of Chenango Forks, George Ingraham of Harpursville and Charles
Ingraham of Hillcrest: three brothers, Virgie Ingraham and Wolfred
Ingraham both of Chenango Forks and Chester Ingraham of Bing-
hamton; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Palmer, of Harpursville and Mrs.
Viola Norton of Port Crane, several grandchildren, nieces, nephews
and cousins.  The body was removed to the Harry R. Rogers Funeral
Home, Greene, where the funeral will be held, Friday at 2 p.m. The
Rev. William Noble will officiate.  Burial will be in Port Crane Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience

9 Sep 1962
Edward J. Ingraham, 82, of Greene (N.Y.) died Sunday evening at his home
after a long illness.
He was a retired employee of the D L and W Railroad.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ingraham of Greene, three sons,
Elmer of Greene, Ernest Ingraham of Smithville Flats and Robert Ingraham
of Endicott; three daughters, Miss Marian Ingraham, Mrs. Earl (Nellie) Howell
and Mrs. Carl (Margaret) Howell, all of Greene; three sisters, Mrs. Lawyer
Warner of Pitcher, Mrs. Raymond Neale of Courtland and Mrs. Leon Hoag
of Cincinnatus, New York; two brothers, John and Charles Ingraham both of
Chenango Forks; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren also several nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Harry R. Rogers funeral home in Greene at their

(Funeral Notice for above, Edward J. Ingraham)
INGRAHAM- The funeral of Edward J. Ingraham will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday
at Harry R. Rogers Funeral Home, Greene. The Rev. Arthur J. Smith will officiate.
Burial will be in the Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene.  Friends may call at the
funeral home at their convenience.

Leon L. Ingraham, 74 of 69 South Chenango St., Greene was injured fatally June 2 (1971)
in an automobile accident in North Norwich.
He is survived by his wife, Elma Ingraham of Greene; two daughters, Mrs. Frederick (Elma)
Gaylord of Greene and Mrs. Frank (Pamela) Golden of Norwich; eight grandchildren;
two great grandchildren; one sister; Mrs. Edna Padgett of Greene; and also several
nieces and nephews.
He was a life long resident and merchant in Greene and in later years operated a summer
store on Bradley Brook Reservoir in Eaton.
Those wishing make donations to central New York Heart Association.
The funeral and committal services were held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday from the Root Funeral Home,
23 North Chenango Street in Greene.  The Rev. Robert Hill, Pastor of Central Baptist Church,
Greene, officiated,  Burial was in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene.

Mary May Ingraham 90 of 2 Elm Street, Greene, New York died at 11:45 A.M. Sept. 17 (1975)
in Lourdes Hospital.  She is survived by a daughter, Miss Marion Ingraham, Greene: two sons,
Elmer Ingraham of Greene and Robert Ingraham of Manasas, Va. 15 grandchildren, 28 great
grandchildren; one brother, Malcom Lewis; several nieces and nephews. She was a member
of the  First United Methodist Church, Greene.  Funeral and Committal services were held Saturday at The Root Funeral Home, 23 No. Chenenago St. Greene.  The Rev David Rockwell, pastor of The First United Methodist Church , Greene, officiated.  Interment was in the Sylvan Lawn Cemetery. Those wishing can make contributions to the Greene Emergency Squad.

Jan 6, 1977 Ingraham
Francis E. Ingraham, 60, of Pidgeon Hill Rd., Chenango Forks, died Thursday afternoon at Binghamton General Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sadie Ingraham, Chenango Forks; a brother, Lawrence Ingraham, Chenango Forks; two aunts, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He owned and operated a gravel business on Pidgeon Hill Rd. for over 30 years.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at The Hopler Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St., with the Rev. Herman Stahl, pastor of the Port Crane Community Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Port Crane Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today 7-9 P.M 

From The Knoxville News Sentinel 9 Jan 2000

DENTON, JAMES HOWARD - 83 of Oak Ridge, died Fr. 1-7-2000 at Briarcliff
Health Care Center. Retired pipefitter from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Member of the First Christian Church and Faith Masonic Lodge #756. Survived
by: wife, Flossie Taylor Denton of Oak Ridge; daughter, Carolyn D. Oden and
son in law, Lesley E. Oden of Woodbridge, Va.; son, Larry Denton of Oak
Ridge; brother, Clyde Denton and wife, Zena of Bridgewater, Va.; sister, Ruth
Castleberry of Yuma, Az.; 5 grandsons, Buddy Oden and wife, Sherri of
Dumfries, Va., Pat Oden and wife Tess of Charleston, SC, Billie Oden and
wife, Lynn of Woodbridge, Va., Greg Denton and wife Donna of Clinton, Eric
Denton of Tunica, Ms.; 6 great grandchildren, Mary Carolyn, James Patrick,
Taylor and Denton Oden, and Destiny and Kara Denton. A Masonic Service will
be held Sun. January 9, 2000 at 8 p.m. the funeral service will follow at
8:15 p.m. with Rev. Laura Odiorne officiating. Graveside services are Monday
January 10, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made
to the First Christian Church 203 Michigan Ave. Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830. The
family will receive friends on Sunday January 9, 2000 from 6-8 p.m. at
Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.

The following obituary appeared in the Florida Times Union
(Jacksonville, FL Edition) on Saturday, January 8, 2000, page B-2,
column four. - It is copied verbatim.

BAGLEY - Arthur R. Bagley, 89, a resident of the Jacksonville community
for over 42 years, passed away on Thursday, January [sic 6th] 2000, at
the St. Vincents Medical Center. Born May 25, 1910 in Nicholls, GA, Mr.
Bagley was a member and a deacon of the Ben James Primitive Baptist
Church in Mackle Barney Community, GA for 45 years. Mr Bagley retired
from the Calvin R. Bagley Builders Co. in Jacksonville in 1992. He was
predeceased by his daughter, Shirley Kathleen Powers in 1956. Survived
by his loving family; his wife of 68 years, Hazel Knight Bagley; sons,
Calvin R., Larry M., and Curtis H. Bagley all of Jacksonville, and Gary
W. Bagley of Blackshear, GA; brother, Odell Bagley of Nicholls, GA;
sisters Mary Joyner of Guyton, GA, Odessa Sweat of Nicholls, GA and
Addie Wolfe of Blackshear, GA; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren;
and 1 great, great grandchild. Funeral services will be held on Sunday
at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the TOWN & COUNTRY FUNERAL HOME,
officiating by Revs. Willis Boyette and Alvin Johnson. Burial and final
committal services will be held in the Ben James Cemetery in Pierce
County, Georgia at 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends on Saturday
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral chapel. Arrangements under the
direction of TOWN & COUNTRY FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Blvd., 355-5641.

From The Knoxville News Sentinel 8 Jan 2000

O'NEAL, ADELINE - 98 of Clairfield, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Jan. 6,
2000, at the LaFollette Community Nursing Home, LaFollette, Tenn. She was a
member of Clairfield Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband,
Grover O'Neal; parents, Richard & Ollie Sowder Davis; sister, Edith Arnold;
brothers, Russ Davis, Rosco Davis, Lester Davis, Bob Davis & John Davis.
Survived by: nieces & nephews, Richard Davis, Judy Rice, Jim Arnold & Tommy
Davis, all of LaFollette, Tenn., Larry Davis, Charles Davis & Donnie Davis,
all of Clairfield, Tenn., Faye Johnson, Evelyn Miller, Betty Bresko & Jerry
Davis, all of Knoxville, Tenn., Lyndon Davis of Harrogate, Tenn., Bill Arnold
of Middlesboro, Ky., Don Pat Davis of Dayton, Ohio, Dick Davis of Cumberland,
Ky., Rev. Roy Davis of Crossville, Tenn., Nita Ewing of Eddysville, Ky.,
Jackie Essary of Gaithersburg, MD., Kathleen Baggett of Garden Dale, Ala.;
sister in law, Pearl Davis of Powell, Tenn.; special caretaker, Eunice Bolton
of Habersham, Tenn. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday, January 7 at the Cox &
Son Chapel with Rev. Roy Davis officiating. Interment Saturday at 11 a.m. in
the Rodgerston Cemetery at Clairfield, Tenn. Pallbearers: Mike Rice, Jeff
Arnold, Bill Arnold, Jimmy D. Arnold, Chris Arnold, Joe Arnold, Tracy Arnold,
Odus Mundy & Neal Medley. Cox & Son Funeral Home, Jellico, in charge.

RUSSELL, ORA LEE - age 82, of Lake City, passed away Thursday, January 6,
2000 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville. Mrs. Russell was a member of
the Macedonia Baptist Church. Born November 8, 1917 in Campbell County to the
late Luther and Nora Bell Hatmaker Massengill. Preceded in death by her
husband, Shelley Russell, Ford Massengilll; sisters, Melda Reed and Esta
Massengill. Survivors: son, Johnny and wife Judy Russell of LaFollette;
daughters, Lucille Murray Brown of Anderson, SC, Shirley Leach of Clinton,
Brenda and husband, Duane Redman of Clinton; 8 grandchildren; 9 great
grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday January 8, 2000 at 8 p.m. in
the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Lake City with the Rev. J.T. Asbury
officiating. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist
Church Cemetery in Jacksboro. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.
Saturday at the funeral home. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Lake City in charge
of arrangements.

From The Knoxville News Sentinel 7 Jan 2000

BURNS, SAMUEL R.L. - age 65 of Greenville, Texas, formerly of LaFollette,
passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2000, in Greenville. He was a member of
Living Word Church. Preceded in death by parents, James Henry & Nora Ayers
Burns; sons, Samuel, Jr. & Charles L. Burns; brothers, Bert, Charles, Jr., &
Rubin Burns & sister, Fredia Muse. Survivors: Alan Burns, Indiana, Rusty,
Larry & John Burns, all of Texas, Mark Burns, Calif., Davis Burns, Mont.; 4
grandchildren, Toby, Samar, Russell N. & Tiffany N. Burns; brother, Don
Burns, Jacksboro; sister, Gladys Johnson, LaFollette; several nieces &
nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Sunday Cross Funeral Chapel Rev. Scott
McManus officiating. Interment, Davis Cemetery, Stinking Creek. The family
will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sat. at Cross Funeral Home Arrangements by
Cross Funeral Home.

SISSON, W.D. "BILL" JR. - age 72, a resident of Oak Ridge, passed away
January 5, 2000 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Mr. Sisson was
preceded in death by his father, William David Sisson, Sr.; brother, Ronnie
Sisson. Survivors: wife, Patsy Jackson Sisson of Oak Ridge; mother, Beulah
Marie Sisson of Coalfield; daughter, Mylissa Buttram and husband Ray of Oak
Ridge; sons, Kim Sisson and wife Karen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Reginald
Sisson of Oak Ridge, Daniel Sisson and wife Margaret of Oak Ridge, Jeff
Sisson and wife Barbara of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Kristin Craze, Natalie
Craze, Dustin Sisson, Grant Sisson, Mycle McConnehey, Sarah Garrett;
brothers, Warren Sisson and wife Janice of Oak Ridge, Harry Sisson and wife
Marilyn of Marietta, Ga., Quinten Sisson and wife Marcina of Dayton, Perry
Sisson and wife Penny of Dalton, Ga.; sister, Ruth Huddleston of Coalfield.
Mr. Sisson was born June 6, 1927 in Anderson County. He has lived in Oak
Ridge for the past 33 years. He retired in 1985 from the Y-12 Plant after 37
years of service in the Metal Prep Division. He was a member of the Central
Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. Mr. Sisson had several special interest and
hobbies, however sports and auto mechanics were his favorite pastimes. He was
the football and basketball coach of Coalfield High School in 1946 and 1947.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 8 at 8 p.m. at Central
Baptist Church of Oak Ridge with Rev. Bob Gray, Dr. Billy Edmonds and Rev.
Mack Smith officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. at the
church. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family request
memorials be made to The Caring Center of Central Baptist Church, 130
Providence Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

TAYLOR, JEAN POWELL- age 65, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday January 6,
2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville. She was a member of First Baptist
Church, LaFollette. Preceded in death by parents, Gordon & Bernice Powell &
infant son, Johnny Taylor. She was a retired school teacher. Survivors:
daughter, Sue Ann Marlow; sons, Charles T. Taylor, Jr., Mark Taylor;
grandchildren, Jessica L. Taylor & Derick K. Marlow, all of LaFollette;
sisters, Ann Parsons of LaFollette, Linda Eubanks of Knoxville. Funeral
service 3 p.m. Saturday Cross Funeral Chapel. Interment: Campbell Memorial
Gardens. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Cross Funeral
Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.

TURNBLAZER, JOHN LEWIS - age 76, of Corbin, Ky., passed away Wednesday,
January 5, 2000 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center. A native of Jellico,
he was born December 11, 1923 to the late William and Sally Jenkins
Turnblazer. He attended Jellico High School, the University of Tennessee, and
Cumberland College, and had been active in alumni affairs of Jellico High
School and Cumberland College. John served in the U.S. Navy in the South
Pacific during World War II. Later he became a construction inspector. A
34-year resident of Corbin, he belonged to the V.F.W. and the First Baptist
Church of Jellico. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Turnblazer; son, John
L. Turnblazer II of Jacksboro; 4 stepchildren, Arlene Perkins, Janice
Gregory, and Sharon Jervis of Corbin, Chris Brasel of Dayton, Ohio; brother,
William Turnblazer of Middlesboro, Ky.; 2 grandchildren; 12
step-grandchildren; 9 step-great grandchildren; and 2 nephews. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 8 at the O'Neil Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Johnny Jervis and John Clifton officiating. Burial will be
in the Jellico Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Friends may call
after 6 p.m. Friday at O'Neil Funeral Home in Corbin, Ky.

From The LaFollette Press 06 Jan 2000

CHRISTEAN LEWALLEN BLANKENSHIP, 80, of Elk Valley, died Friday, December 31
at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. She was preceded
in death by; husband, Jesse.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 3 in the chapel of Harp Funeral
Home with Rev. Eddie Muse officiating. Interment followed in ValleyView

MAE JANE WALDEN BAIRD BOLTON, 82, of LaFollette, died Friday, December 31 at
the LaFollette Medical Center. She was preceded in death by; husband, Albert
Baird; and parents, Jasper and Julia Dupuy Walden. Survivors include;
husband, Jermiah Bolton. Funeral services were held Monday, January 3 at
Martin-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Junior Dilbeck and Rev. Dillard
Cupp officiating. Interment followed in Halls Cemetery.

BERNICE MYRA CHATFIELD, 79, of Jacksboro, died Thursday, December 23 at
LaFollette Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by; husband, Carl
Chatfield. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 26 at Cross Funeral
Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Parker officiating. Interment followed Monday,
December 27 in Pond Cemetery.

GOLDIE V. DOUGLAS, 83, of LaFollette, died Sunday, January 2 at the
LaFollette Medical Center. She was 1980 LaFollette Mother of the Year. She
was preceded in death by; husband, Raymond Robert Douglas, Sr. ; parents,
Riley and Rebecca Lewallen Chitwood. Funeral services were held Tuesday,
January 4 in Martin Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Partin
officiating. Interment followed Wednesday, January 5 in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CARL LINDSAY, 92, of Jacksboro, died Saturday, December 25 at LaFollette
Medical Center. He was preceded in death by; parents, Riley and Carrie Gross
Lindsay; wife, Rena Lindsay. Funeral services were held Monday, December 27
at Jacksboro First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Parker and Rev. Bobby Ray
Wilson officiating. Interment followed Tuesday, December 28 in Cumberland
View Cemetery. Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to
Jacksboro First Baptist Church. Cross Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of

JOHN EDWARD MEREDITH, 79, of LaFollette, died Thursday, December 30 at V.A.
Medical Center Mountain Home. He was a combat veteran of World War II, having
received the Purple Heart, and a lifetime member of DAV. He was preceded in
death by; parents, Tivis and Carrie Irwin Meredith. Survivors include; wife,
Juanita Meredith. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 1 at Cross
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Partin officiating. Interment followed
with Military Honors by Campbell County Honor Guard in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CLARENCE E. MULLIS, 88, of LaFollette, died Saturday, January 1 at the
LaFollette Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by; wife, Violet Zumstien Mullis; parents, Samuel E.
and Sallie Teague Mullis. Funeral services were held Monday, January 3 in
Martin-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hobert McCreary officiating.
Interment followed Tuesday, January 4 in Jacksboro Cemetery.

EDGAR FL OVERBEY, 86, of Demory Road, LaFollette, died Sunday, January 2 at
the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member and Past Master and Secretary
of Stooksbury Lodge #602 F&AM, member of the Royal Arch Chapter #212, Council
and Commandery of the York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason of Knoxville. Mr.
Overbey was the Chairman of the Campbell County Scottish Rite Club. He was
preceded in death by; wife, Josie Belle Morton Overbey; parents, John
Washington and Sarah Morris Overbey. Funeral services will be held Friday,
January 7 at 2 p.m. at the Demory Baptist Church with Rev. J.L. Shoun, Rev.
Ray Siler, and Rev. Conley Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow in
Pond Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today
(Thursday), January 6 in the Martin Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Masonic
services to follow at 8 p.m. by the Stooksbury Masonic Lodge.

JIMMY DON OVERTON, 66, of Speedwell, died Monday, December 27 at Middlesboro
Appalachian Hospital. He was preceded in death by; parents, Frank and Lula
Weston Overton. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29 in Coffey
Funeral Home Chapel in Harrogate with Rev. Bob Owens officiating. Interment
followed Thursday, December 30 in Russell-Overton Cemetery.

LEOTTA LUMPKINS PROFFITT, 92, of Harrogate, died Thursday, December 30 at Tri
State Manor. She supported efforts to restore Historic Speedwell Academy, and
provided valuable information about the 1827 building where she attended
school in 1914. She was preceded in death by; parents, Jim and Marthas
Overbay Lumpkins. Survivors include; husband, Clarence Proffitt. Funeral
services were held Sunday, January 2 at Cawood united Methodist Church with
Rev. Bill Hill officiating. Interment followed in Beeler Cemetery. donations
may be made to the Historic Speedwell Academy, P.O. Box 67, Speedwell,
Tennessee 37870. Cross Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

LAWRENCE REYNOLDS, 65, of Love Joy Community, formerly of LaFollette, died
Friday, January 1 at his home. He was preceded in death by; parents, Edgbert
and Emma Gross Reynolds. Survivors include; wife, Glenda Phillips Reynolds.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 4 in the Chapel of Goff Funeral
Home with Rev. Richard Rollins and Rev. David harris officiating. Interment
followed in Reynolds Family Cemetery.

HOBERT STEPHENS, 94, of Newcomb, died Saturday, January 1 at Bethesda North
Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by; first wife, Cora
Taylor Stephens. Survivors include; wife, Viola Stephens. Funeral services
were held Monday, January 3 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Jerome Walden officiating. Interment followed Tuesday, January 4 in the
Jellico Creek Cemetery.

ROBERT ELVIN WILSON, Sr., 83, of Briceville, died Monday, December 27. He was
a coal miner at E. W. Bliss, Inc. in Ohio, and retired from a supervisory
position at Continental Oil Company .
He is preceded in death by; wife, Lassie Ethel Beach Wilson; parents, John R.
and Leona Wilson. Funeral services and interment were held privately by
family. Cox-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GENEVA TEAGUE WILSON, 82, of Jacksboro, died Wednesday, December 29 at Oak
Ridge Methodist Medical Center. She was preceded in death by; first husband,
Rogan Teague. Survivors include; husband, Woodrow Wilson. The family will
receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, December 31, followed by
funeral services at 8 p.m. at Cross Funeral Home Chapel wih Rev. Clarence
Teague officiating. Interment will follow at 12 p.m. Saturday, January 1 in
Campbell Memorial Gardens.

LARRY EUGENE WOODSON, 84, of LaFollette, died Tuesday, December 28 at the
LaFollette Medical Center. He was preceded in death by; parents, Robert and
Anna Woodson. Survivors include; wife, Pauline Woodson. Funeral services were
held Thursday, December 30 at Cross Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Riggs
officiating. Interment followed Friday, December 31 in Fincastle Cemetery.

From the Knoxville News Sentinel 5 Jan 2000

OVERBEY, EDGAR F. - age 86 of Demory Rd. LaFollette passed away Sunday
January 2, 2000 at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member , Deacon
and Sunday school teacher of Demory Baptist Church. He was the former
Superintendent, Clerk and Treasure of the church. He was a member and past
Master and Secretary for many years of Stooksbury Lodge #602 F&AM. Member of
the Royal Arch Chapter #212, Council and Commandery of the York Rite and
Scottish Rite Mason of Knoxville. He was the Chairman of the Campbell County
Scottish Rite Club. He worked for the Curtis Candy Company for 15 years. Mr.
Overbey was preceded in death by wife, Josie Belle Morton Overbey; grandson,
Mark Owens and parents, John Washington, and Sarah Morris Overbey; brothers,
Albert George and Charles Overbey. Mr. Overbey is survived by sons and
daughter in law, Lewis E. and Carol Overbey of Knoxville, Gary Franklin
Overbey of Charlotte Harbor, Fla.; daughters and sons in law, Charlotte and
Esco Owens, Connie and Harold Tackette all of Caryville, Joann and F.H.
Dagley of Knoxville; daughter in law, Jill Overbey of Fort Charlotte, Fla.;
11 grandchildren; 4 great granddaughters and several nieces and nephews, and
a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday,
January 7, 2000 at the Demory Baptist Church with Rev. J.L. Shoun, Rev. Ray
Siler and Rev. Conley Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow in Pond
Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2000
in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Masonic services to follow
at 8 p.m. by the Stooksbury Masonic Lodge. Martin Wilson Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.

TAVENNER, CONSTANCE HATHAWAY - 230 Bradley Ave., Meriden, Conn. Formerly of
Clinton, Tenn. and Urgana, Ohio, died Jan. 4, 2000. She is survived by her
husband of 38 years, Robert F. Tavenner; a daughter, Carol Tavenner Prine and
husband, Paul Robert Prine of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Robert Brooks Tavenner
and wife, Lori Aultman Tavenner of Urbana, Ohio. She is survived by four
grandchildren, Robert David and Elizabeth Anne Prine, Andrew Brooks and Micah
Aiden Tavenner; and one sister, Lucille H. Davidson of Lansdale, Penn. She is
survived by several nieces and a nephew. The body was cremated and a memorial
service will be held Sunday Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of
Meriden. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the First
Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 460 Broad St., Meriden, Conn. 06450.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow
Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave. Meriden, Ct. 06451.

WATTS-WICKHAM, MARGARET LAWHORN - 87 of Clearwater, Fla., died Monday
1/3/2000 in Dunedin, Fla. Formerly of Norris, Tenn. where she was a charter
member of the Norris Baptist Church. Mrs. Watts-Wickham was a homemaker and
an active member of Curlew Baptist Church, Palm Harbor, Fla. Surviving family
includes, her daughters and sons in law, Bobbye and Marion Pointer of Norris,
Shirley and Harry C. Beck of Clearwater, Fla.; sister, Mary Shell of Moss
Point, Miss.; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and one
great-great grandchild. Funeral services and interment Thursday 1/6 Curlew
Hills Funeral Home and Memory Gardens. The family is receiving friends on
Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Curlew Hills Funeral Home. Friends may, if
they wish contribute to the memorial fund of the Curlew Baptist Church, Palm
Harbor, Fla., or the Norris Baptist Church, Norris, Tenn. Funeral
arrangements under the direction of the Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm
Harbor, Fla. 727-789-2000.

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