Miscellaneous Cocke County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Evelyn Bohnert Schoen
Died: 09/28/2000
Evelyn Bohnert Schoen of 772 Deer Ridge Way and formerly of Howard Ave., New Haven, CT, passed away September 15 in Point Pleasant, Newport, TN.
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 great-grandchildren.
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 & Hospice.

Arah Fowler
Died: 09/27/2000
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 Newport.
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
Died: 09/26/2000
Hazel Benson Hannah, 77, of Cosby, passed away Tuesday morning at the Baptist Hospital of Cocke County following a lengthy illness.

Bertha Louise Shoun
Died: 09/15/2000
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 Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Manes Funeral Home, Newport, is in charge.

Mary Gowan Clark
Died: 09/13/2000
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 five grandchildren.
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 Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Stevie Hale
Died: 09/11/2000
Mr. Stevie Hale, 38, of Parrottsville, died September 11, 2000, at his home.
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
Died: 09/11/2000
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
Died: 09/11/2000
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 four nephews.
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 Gardens.
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
Died: 08/31/2000
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 friends.
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
Died: 08/29/2000
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
Died: 08/28/2000
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
Died: 08/14/2000
Mr. Mack A. Gregg, 85, of Parrottsville, died August 14, 2000, at his home.
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
Died: 08/13/2000
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 officiating.
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
Died: 08/10/2000
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
Died: 08/08/2000
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. Ball.
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 nephews.
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 service.
Farrar’s of White Pine is in charge of arrangements.

Jim Mills
Died: 08/07/2000
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 of friends.
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.


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