|Evelyn Bohnert Schoen
Evelyn Bohnert Schoen of 772 Deer Ridge Way and formerly of Howard
Ave., New Haven, CT, passed away September 15 in Point Pleasant, Newport,
She was the wife of the late Charles G. Schoen.
She was born in New Haven on December 4, 1921. She was the daughter
of the late Nevin and Elsie Bohnert.
She retired as head of Payroll for Weinstein & Anastasio Accountants
of Woodbridge and had previously worked at the former Seamless Rubber Co.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by a son, Richard C. Schoen of West Haven; a daughter,
Carol J. Ulrich of FL and companion, Floyd J. Beasley of TN; two grandchildren,
Sheryl L. Kawalewski of Southington and William F. Calosso of FL; and four
Funeral services were held at the Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm St.,
West Haven, CT.
Memorial contributions may be made to Smoky Mountain Home Health &
Arah Fowler, 70, of Cosby, passed away Thursday morning at her residence
following a lengthy illness.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ordway Hannah and Harold
Fowler; parents, John and Lottie McGaha; brothers, Fred, Joe and Clyde
McGaha; sister, Bernice McGaha; and stepdaughter, Irene Hannah Benson.
She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Grooms and her husband, Danny,
of Cosby, and Aletha McMillan and her husband, Von, of Newport; stepsons,
Arlin Hannah and his wife, Helen, of Newport, and Garland Hannah and his
wife, Huberta of Newport; brothers, Ronnie McGaha of Cosby, Tom McGaha
of Newport, and Ottis McGaha of Greenville, South Carolina; sisters, Donna
LaFollette of Sevierville, Mexie Byrd of Kodak, TN, and Eula Caughron of
Cosby; grandchildren, Danny Wayne Grooms and Sarah Danielle Grooms of Cosby,
and Daniel and Christopher McMillan of Newport; and step-grandchildren,
Mickey, Marty and Julie McNeally and Stephen and Nathan Hannah, all of
Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Leon Large officiating. Interment will be at Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.
Hazel Benson Hannah
Hazel Benson Hannah, 77, of Cosby, passed away Tuesday morning at the
Baptist Hospital of Cocke County following a lengthy illness.
Bertha Louise Shoun
Bertha Louise Shoun, 93, of Newport, passed away Wednesday at her home.
She was a member of the Newport Church of Christ, and was preceded
in death by her husband, William Louis Shoun.
She is survived by her children: sons, John Shoun of Greensboro, North
Carolina, and Paul Shoun of Nashville, TN; daughters, Joanna Davenport
of Goldsboro, NC, Edna Palmer of Newport, and Linda Shoun of Hampton, VA;
13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Manes Funeral
Home Chapel, with Charles Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Union
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the
Manes Funeral Home, Newport, is in charge.
Mary Gowan Clark
Mary Elizabeth Gowan Clark, 65, passed away Wednesday afternoon at
her home in Hot Springs, N.C., following a lengthy illness.
She was a member of the Church of God in High Point, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Riley and Mary Matilda
Gowan; sister, Maggie Robinson; and brothers, William R. Gowan, Andrew
S. Gowan and Claude A. Gowan.
She is survived by her husband, Walter W. Clark of Hot Springs, N.C.;
daughters, Janice Spivey and her husband, Jeff, of Hot Springs, N.C., and
Ida Burleson and her husband, Dwayne of Black Mountain, N.C.; sisters,
Catherine Lawson of Hot Springs, N.C., and Pauline Harris of Suffolk, VA;
brother, Dolman P. Gowan and his wife, Lucille, of Hot Springs, N.C.; and
Funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Fairview Methodist Church
with Major Jean Frece and Rev. Ray Clark officiating. Interment will be
at Fairview Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brown
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.
Mr. Stevie Hale, 38, of Parrottsville, died September 11, 2000, at
He was an employee of UT Tobacco Experiment Station in Greeneville.
He was preceded in death by parents, Fred and Beatrice Hale.
Survivors: wife, Cindy Hale of the home; children, Mary, Tracie, Angel
and Steve Hale, all of the home; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and
Roger Roberts of Mosheim, Gladys Potts of Newport, Ida and Doug Hinkle
of Greeneville, and Alice Hale of Newport; and brother and sister-in-law,
Freddy and Phyllis Hale of Parrottsville. Additional survivors include
his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Connie and Mike Sledgezcenski of
Lenoir City; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends including
Pat Hodges, Marie Shipley, and Roland Blair, all of Greeneville, and Eddie
Coomer of North Carolina.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September
12, 2000, and will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon,
September 13, 2000, and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, September 13,
2000, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2000, at
Costner-Maloy Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ralph Roberts officiating. Interment
will be in Browns Chapel Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ivan Parks, Bill Hux, Jimmy Sane, Bob Winter, John Paul
Sane, Chip Winter, Tommy Sane, Phil Hunter, and Bob Miller. Honorary pallbearers:
employees of UT Tobacco Experiment Station.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Pearl Keller
Mary Pearl Keller, 87, of Bybee, passed away Monday at the Baptist
Hospital of Cocke County following a short illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell (Hack) Keller and
her parents, Bud and Lula Gilliam.
She is survived by her son, Jay Keller and his wife, Hazel, of Newport;
daughters, Mae Fox and her husband, Carl, of Newport, and Betty Coggins
of Greeneville, TN; sisters, Bea Sawyer of Bybee and Lizzie Wise of Newport;
18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist
Church with Rev. Bobby Napier officiating. The family will receive friends
Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.
William Dub Talley
William C. (Dub) Talley, 85, of Jefferson City, formerly of Morristown,
passed away Monday, September 11, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wheeler and Lartha Talley;
and three sisters, Edith Fox, Kate Henderson, and an infant sister.
Survived by two sisters, Velma Smith of Morristown and Hattie Smith
of Newport; brother, Resinol (Ron) Talley of Morristown; 10 nieces; and
Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 13, 2000, 8 p.m., at Westside
Chapel with Rev. J.B. Gulley officiating.
Graveside services will be Thursday, 10 a.m., in the Hamblen Memory
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior
to the services.
Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Faye Smelcer
Anna Faye Ottinger Smelcer, 57, passed away Tuesday at her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dolph and Pauline Ottinger;
brothers, Homer Alvin and Franklin Ottinger; and sister, Linda Marie Ottinger.
She is survived by her husband, Kimball Smelcer of Chestnut Hill; daughters,
Penny Lee of Newport and Dawn Lee of Chestnut Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law,
L.D. and Rhonda Ottinger of Newport, Arnold and Margaret Ottinger of Meadview,
Virginia, Rev. Terry and Sherry Ottinger of Newport, and Ronnie and Donna
Ottinger of Newport; sister, Phyllis Coleman of Dallas, Georgia; aunt,
Mildred Hatley of Chestnut Hill; and several nieces, nephews, and special
Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Manes Funeral Chapel
with the Rev. Terry Ottinger, Rev. Chris Brady and Rev. Steve Taylor officiating.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.
Hasa Lee Ottinger
Hasa Lee Ottinger, 92, of Johnson City, formerly of Greeneville, died
Tuesday morning, August 29, 2000, at the home of her daughter.
She was born May 3, 1908, the youngest child of Waitsul Avery and Celia
Sams Hensley. She had four brothers and nine sisters, all of whom are deceased.
Mrs. Ottinger is the only one born in Tennessee as all her brothers and
sisters were born in Madison County, North Carolina. The Hensley family
lived in the “Rabbit Hill” area of Cocke County. She rode horseback or
drove a T-Model Ford to attend school at Cedar Creek, St. James, Glenwood
and Parrottsville High as well as others.
On May 21, 1927, she and Nolen R. Ottinger of the Long Creek community
in Cocke County “slipped off” to Morristown to be married, the same day
Charles Lindberg landed in Paris, following his solo flight across the
Atlantic. They purchased a farm on Barton Ridge Road in Greeneville in
1928, and her husband died there March 4, 1976.
After being a farm wife for 40 years, Mrs. Ottinger worked for Parks-Belk
and the Knox-Williams stores for a number of years. She was a charter member
of the Greeneville Home Demonstration Club, now known as Family and Community
Education Club and is a former member of the Republican Women’s Club.
She was a member of the North Johnson City Optimist Club and attended
Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Johnson City. She had been a member of the
Greeneville Reformation Church since the 1930s, and a long-time Sunday
school teacher and member of Victoria Circle.
She is survived by a daughter: Berla J. Smith of Johnson City; two
sons and daughters-in-law, Nolen and Maryanne Ottinger of Clearwater, Florida,
and Jerry and Sherlene Ottinger of Greeneville; seven grandchildren and
special spouses, William C. Smith Jr. and Kathy Smith of Gray, Steve R.
and Wanda Smith of Charleston, South Carolina, Wendy L. and Greg Bowen
and Nolen R. Ottinger III, all of Lakeland, Florida, Douglas A. and Lynnette
Ottinger of Albany, Georgia, Nicolas V. Ottinger of Durham, North Carolina,
Kelly A. and Mike Hodges of Greenville, South Carolina; and eleven great-grandchildren
and a special great-grandson-in-law, Tina R. and Kevin Millsaps of Johnson
City, Shannon and Sharron Smith of Charleston, South Carolina, Christina,
Paul, Brittnay and Ian Bowen, all of Lakeland, Florida, Kathryn, Christopher,
Lauren and Michael Ottinger of Albany, Georgia, and Shannon Smith’s special
friend, James Evans of Monk’s Corner, South Carolina.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death
by four brothers, Roscoe, Ezekiel, Lee and Thomps Hensley; nine sisters,
Zetta Tweed, Polly Ayers, Laura Ayers, Emma Ottinger, Nell Nease, Menta
Green, Berla Chandley, and Ladusky Hensley; an infant sister; and a son-in-law,
William C. Smith.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2000,
at Reformation Lutheran Church with interment to follow in GreeneLawn Memory
Gardens. Pastor J. Howard Mettee and Pastor Jim Nipper will officiate.
The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes preceding the service.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Reformation Lutheran Church,
400 W. Main Street, Greeneville, TN 37743; Our Saviour Lutheran Church,
P.O. Box 3160, CRS, Johnson City, TN 37602; or Alzheimer’s Assoc., 207
N. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 30602.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and
will receive friends Thursday evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home and
at other times at the home of Jerry Ottinger and Berla Smith.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge.
Alma Beulah Lane
Alma Beulah Lane, 93, of Newport, died Monday at the Baptist Hospital
of East Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by son, Richard Lane.
She is survived by daughters, Mable Hightower of Newport and Fannie
Folsom of Morristown; sons, Hubert and Burnett Lane of Newport; sisters,
Ruby Shoemaker of Newport and Edith Mills of Charlotte, North Carolina;
also 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Manes Funeral Chapel
with the Rev. Hal Kirk and Rev. J.D. Sisk officiating. Interment will be
in the Open Door Cemetery.
Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.
Mack A. Gregg
Mr. Mack A. Gregg, 85, of Parrottsville, died August 14, 2000, at his
He was of the Baptist faith and member of Bethel Baptist Church of
the Baltimore Community, Parrottsville, TN.
He was preceded in death by parents: Jim and Tennessee Sue Tramell
Wyatt; wife: Anna Laura Freshour Gregg; sons: Billy Allen Gregg, Arnold
Ray Gregg, and Steven Lynn Gregg; granddaughter: Michelle Gregg; sister:
Ethel Gregg Parks; and brothers: Elmer Gregg and Gene Wyatt.
Survivors: sons: Fred B. Gregg and wife, Virginia, of Charleston, TN;
and Jack W. Gregg and wife, Lorene, of Parrottsville, TN; three daughters,
Margaret Sue Ottinger and husband, Arnold, of Meadowview, VA; Judith A.
Charlton and husband, Samuel of Greeneville, TN; and Brenda Maxine Gregg
of Parrottsville, TN; brother, Cecil Gregg of Greeneville, TN; grandsons,
Mike, Steve and Chris Gregg; Calvin, Mark and Cort Gregg; David and Jimmy
Ottinger; and Chad Allen Gregg; one granddaughter: Laura Ann Ottinger Pruitt;
and twelve great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include several nieces
and nephews and a very special friend, Mae Blazer.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, August
16, 2000, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2000, in the
Costner-Maloy Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Kinsland, Rev. Terry Ottinger
and Fred Gregg officiating.
Interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17, 2000, at Faubion Cemetery.
Pallbearers: David and Everett Trammell, Max Gregg, E.J. Keistler,
Mike Kiser, and Toby Duncan. Honorary pallbearers: Gene Hall, W.C. Smith,
Ted Winters, and Leonard Bailey.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge.
Catherine Louise Hillard
Catherine Louise Hillard, 76, of Newport, died Sunday, August 13, 2000,
at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Hillard; and
sister-in-law, Jean Haynes.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a member of the West End Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Mike Johnson
of Parrottsville and Sandy and Tim Childress of Tellico Plains; brother,
Lloyd Haynes of Newport; grandchildren, Miranda Alvey of Parrottsville
and Cierra and McKenzie Inman of Tellico Plains; step-grandchildren, Mike
and Michelle Johnson of Newport, and Shelley Johnson of Parrottsville;
nephews and their spouses, Steve and Frances Haynes of Newport and Farley
and P.J. Haynes of Newport; niece, Sonya Dickinson of Newport; great-niece,
Stacey Evans; great-nephews, Justin Frazier and Jeremy Killion; two special
first cousins, Reba Rea and Wilma Penland of Newport; and two special friends,
Jeanette Lankford and Georgia Ramsey of Newport.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the West
End Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Gorrell and Rev. William R. Childress
Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday prior
to the funeral service at West End Baptist Church.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the West End Baptist Church
Family Life Center or to the Leukemia Foundation.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.
Echo McMahan, of Newport, passed away at her home August 10, 2000,
at the age of 88.
She was employed at Camp Carson Baptist Assembly from 1958 until 1983.
She was also employed at Edgemont Elementary for a few years.
She was the oldest member of Wilsonville Baptist Church in Carson Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson McMahan; and her
sons, Chandler and Jimmy McMahan. She was also preceded in death by her
parents, Fletcher and Irene Coggins Ford; her sisters, Mayme Holt, Rhoda
Phillips, and Dorothy and Inez Ford; and her brothers, Jackson, Arthur,
Doyle and Lattie Ford.
She is survived by sons and daughters, Barbara McCrary of Nashville,
Tennessee; Gordon McMahan of Newport; Mary Frances Johnson of Lebanon,
Tennessee; Wendell McMahan of Port Elizabeth, New Jersey; Betty Payne of
Hot Springs, North Carolina; and Don McMahan of Nashville, Tennessee; sister,
Gladys Brown of Newport; brothers, Boyd Ford of Key West, Florida; Henry
Ford of Mosheim; Edsel Ford of Cosby; and Lon Ford of Cosby. She is also
survived by 28 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Adam Sanders and Rev. F.M. Blevins officiating. Interment
will be at Clark Cemetery in Hartford.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the
Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.
Harl Clintin Ball
Harl Clinton (H.C.) Ball, 85, of White Pine, passed away at his home
August 8, 2000, after a long illness.
He was American Enka’s first certified welder retiring in 1980. He
began his welding career with DuPont Corporation and Sunset Shipyards of
New Jersey during World War II and continued his career in Oak Ridge, Tennessee,
at the Atomic Plant. After his professional career, he continued to weld
for friends and neighbors at his home where he farmed until his death.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of White Pine.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lola Mae Arrowood
Ball and his son, R.L. Ball. Also preceded in death by his parents, Tillman
R. and Fannie Pack Ball and also sisters, Lorrie Williams and Ollie M.
Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Martha Ann Ball,
and Harrel Harl and Shirley M. Ball, all of White Pine; daughters and sons-in-law,
Allie and Dr. Dale Hunter of Tullahoma and Linda and William Harry Watson
of Maryville; grandchildren, Teresa Ball Smith and Rick Ball, both of White
Pine, and Ryan Watson of Maryville; sisters, Opal Coggins of Dandridge,
Ardith Tucker, Bettye Hux, and Myrtle Arrowood, all of Newport, and Christine
McGaha and Georgia Mantooth, both of Pigeon Forge; brothers, Joye and Forrest
Ball, both of Newport, and Horace Ball of Del Rio; and several nieces and
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist
Church with Rev. Randy Irons officiating. The family will receive friends
at the church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be
11 a.m. Friday at Dandridge Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet
at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery for the interment
Farrar’s of White Pine is in charge of arrangements.
Jim Mills, 65, of Dandridge, passed away Monday at Fort Sanders Medical
Center in Knoxville following a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Ada Mills.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Brown Mills; daughters, Sandi Oliver
and her husband, David, of Dandridge, and Elizabeth Ailor and her husband,
Doug of Newport; sister, Elsie Kelley of Greeneville; brother, Charles
Mills and his wife, Harriett of Cleveland, Ohio; grandson, Jace Cameron
Ailor of Newport, and step-grandson, Derek Bryce Ailor of Newport; sisters-in-law,
Beulah Bowers and her husband, Bill, of Newport, Dorothy Roberts of Asheville,
North Carolina, and Betty Roberts and her husband, O.B., of Greeneville;
brothers-in-law, Roy D. Brown and his wife, Viola of Cosby, and Buck Brown
and his wife, Vontella of Newport; several nieces and nephews; and a host
Service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Mike Hensley officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening
at Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.