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Ollie Stinnett Williams
Died: 02/08/1999
Ollie Bell Stinnett Williams, 89, of Sevierville, died Thursday, February 4, at Fort Sanders Sevier County Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Williams; brothers, Silas and George Stinnett; and sisters, Lura Floyd, Sarah Clevenger, and Adra Stinnett.
Survivors: daughters, Anna Dockery and Myrtle Lamon, both of Sevierville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Vira Buillis of Punta Corda, Florida, and Lizzie Flynn of Sevierville; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Sonny Webb and Rev. Oliver Ray Williams officiating. Interment to follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville.
Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, is in charge.

Kate Deloris Woods
Died: 02/08/1999
Kate Deloris (Kitty) Woods was born on June 17, 1926. She departed this life on Friday, February 5, 1999.
Miss Kitty was born and raised in Newport. She graduated from Tanner School as valedictorian of her class.
In 1996, she retired from Baptist Convalescent Center.
She was a member of the New Zion AME Zion Methodist Church.
In September 1944, she married Edward B. Woods Sr. This union was blessed with eight children. She was a devoted loving mother, grandmother, and an avid Tennessee Vol fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughters, Glenda F. Stewart and Janice M. Bethea; parents, Miles and Elise Davidson; brother, Elfonzo; and mother-in-law, Sarah Woods.
She leaves to mourn: children, Edward B. Jr. (Newport), Mary Florence (Newport), Kevin D. (Newport), Phillip R. (Cape Coral, Florida), Wesley R. (Newport), and Catrina A. (Newport); stepdaughter, Sandra Grace (Lansing, Michigan); four daughters-in-law, Cherlaine (Newport), Karen (Newport), Darlene (Cape Coral, Florida), and Kennette (Newport); three sons-in-law, Terry Stewart (Newport), Randy Bethea (Newport), and Harold Grace (Lansing, Michigan); 22 grandchildren, Terra, Derrick, Bryan, Jamye, Chris, Stacey, Jennifer, Candice, Tasha, Darian, Phillip Jr. (P.J.), Kalenda, Wesley Jr., Whitney, Tyler, Chase, Chloe, Alexis, Solomen, Charlene, Sarah, and Kalayla; grandsons-in-law, Mark Kyle (Newport), Scotty Dykes (Knoxville), and Felix Manuel (Brunswick, Massachusetts); granddaughters-in-law, Tessa (Newport) and Tara (New Orleans, Louisiana); 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Louise Davidson; brother-in-law, Robert Woods (Newport); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Miss Kitty will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Manes Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Gerald Hodge, Walter Bryson, Anthony Cannon, and Charles Owenby officiating. Burial will be graveside at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gum Springs Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Hobart Jackson Dotson
Died: 02/10/1999
Hobart (Hobie) Jackson Dotson Jr., 56, of Newport, passed away suddenly Tuesday evening at the Baptist Hospital of Cocke County following an apparent heart attack.
He was a member of the Dandridge Full Gospel Ministries.
Hobart was employed by Newport Concrete Supply as a driver.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maudella Dotson; daughter, Buffy Juanita Thomas; and brother, Jerry Waters.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Angel Dotson of Newport; his children, Knevada Angel Dotson and Carol Lynn Dotson, both of Newport, and Freddy Wayne Dotson of White Pine; his father and stepmother, Hobert and Annette Dotson of Newport; brother, Walter Lynn Dotson of Newport; and grandchildren, Shannon Dotson of Newport and Austin Cook and Tyler Phillips of Chattanooga. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev. Troy Duncan, Rev. Mitch Woodson and Rev. Bill Robinson officiating. Interment will be in the Hills Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

James Huff
Died: 02/10/1999
Mr. James Huff, 55, of Dry Fork Valley Road, Ten Mile, passed away Tuesday, February 9, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.
He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church; was a U.S. Marine veteran; and was an employee of Lockheed Martin, Y12, Oak Ridge.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Sue Huff, Ten Mile; sons and daughters-in-law, Chad and Jennifer Huff, Philadelphia, and Eric and Mary Huff, Vonore; grandson, Seth Huff; brothers, Leonard Huff, Dandridge, J.P. Huff, Morristown, and Edward Ray, St. Louis, Missouri; sisters, Betty Jean Dockery, Dandridge, and Faye Ealy, White Pine; and special aunt, Trula Poe, Dandridge.
Graveside services and interment will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Waterford Cemetery, Ten Mile, with Rev. Ray Tate officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary.
Evans Mortuary, Rockwood, is in charge.

Bruce (Clark) Williamson
Died: 02/10/1999
Bruce (Clark) Williamson, 96, of Newport, died Monday at Mariner Health of Newport.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Holt Williamson; parents, John and Nancy Belle Clark Williamson; and sisters, Victoria Williamson and Lou Clark.
Survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Ruby Williamson and Jimmy S. and Bobbie Williamson, all of Newport; stepdaughter, Marjorie Holt of Newport; grandchildren, Robert Holt of Lake City, Florida, Sandra Perciful of Painesville, Ohio, Larry Williamson of Pigeon Forge, David Williamson of Dandridge, and Brenda Holt, Donna Buckner, Denise Williamson, and Stephanie Maynard, all of Newport; great-grandchildren, Magan, Robert, and Blair Perciful of Painesville, Ohio, Chad Stuart, Bradley Holt, and Terri Williamson, all of Newport, Chris and Hayley Williamson of Pigeon Forge, Chanda Butler of Cosby, Dawn Perkins of Kodak, and Eddie Holt of Agra, Oklahoma; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Manes Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Williamson and Rev. Randall Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Dunn
Died: 02/19/1999
Elizabeth Jane “Lizzie” Barnes Dunn, 80, of Newport, died February 17 at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.
She was retired from Stokely Brothers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie (Red) Dunn; grandson, Everette Fox; brothers, Carl, George and Lemuel Barnes; and sister, Claire Belcher.
Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Charles Wilson and Shelby and Charles Sweeten, all of Newport; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Brenda and Ronnie Allen of Sevierville, Susan and Phillip Duckett of White Pine, and Kristie and Bob Somers of Florida; granddaughter, Karen Francis of Dandridge; grandsons, Charles Sweeten Jr. of Knoxville and Scott Sweeten of Newport; and great-grandchildren, Chandler Duckett, Claire Francis and Jacob Somers.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, February 19, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.
The funeral will be 8 p.m. Friday, February 19, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Chapel with Rev. James McFalls officiating.
Interment will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dunn Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Dunn Cemetery for the 10 a.m. interment.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Joe Henderson
Died: 02/19/1999
Bobby Joe Henderson, 68, of Dandridge, passed away early Thursday morning, February 18, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville following an extended illness.
He was a retired employee of the Jefferson Farmers Cooperative and was a past member of the board of directors for the Jefferson County Farm Bureau.
Mr. Henderson was a life-long member of the Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Fine Henderson; parents, Thomas and Lula Cox Henderson; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his daughter, Lori Henderson of the home; brother, Vern Henderson of Knoxville; sister, Mary Nell Rector of Oak Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday evening, February 19, at the Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Dandridge with Reverend Ben Lynch, Reverend Rick Hollifield, and Reverend Mike Feely officiating.
Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, February 20, at Farrar Funeral Home in Dandridge and proceed to Hillcrest Cemetery for a 10:30 a.m. graveside interment service.
The family will receive friends immediately following services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, % Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215-9805.
Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 162 E. Meeting Street, Dandridge.

Cecil Joe Atkins
Died: 02/23/1999
Cecil Joe Atkins, 68, of Newport, passed away Tuesday at his home following a lengthy illness.
Cecil had been employed at Bennington Pine until illness forced his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Atkins; and brothers, Buford and Norman Atkins.
He is survived by his mother, Eunie V. Atkins of Newport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Billy F. Evans and Valarie Hansen, all of Newport, and Stella and Robert Brown of Rochelle Park, New Jersey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chester and Jessie Atkins of White Pine and Kenneth and Donna Atkins, Levi Atkins, Wendell Atkins, and James Atkins, all of Newport; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Brother John Bugg officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be 10 a.m. Thursday at New Home Church Cemetery.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Patricia Miller Briggs
Died: 02/24/1999
Patricia Miller Briggs, 56, of Martha Dandridge Circle, Dandridge, passed away suddenly Monday, February 22, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
She was the beloved mother of Wendy Gibbs of Dandridge, Tina Ownby of Newport, and Jeffrey Ownby of Dandridge. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Cody Lee Ownby, Victoria Gibbs and Alexis Taylor-Ann Presley; her mother, Helen Ottinger Miller of Newport; sisters, Linda (Dean) Smith of Oklahoma, Brenda (Bill) Insco of Florida, and Mary Seay of Bybee; brothers, Gary Miller and Ray (Charlotte) Miller, both of Newport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday evening in the chapel of Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge, with Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Interment graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to services at Farrar Funeral Home.
Farrar Funeral Home, 162 E. Meeting St., Dandridge, is in charge.

Boyd Campbell
Died: 02/26/1999
Boyd Campbell, 91, of Newport, passed away Friday morning at the Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.
Boyd was a member of the Clay Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Golden Campbell and children, Tommy Campbell, Elizabeth Ann Campbell, and Aileen Martin.
Survivors include his children, Mildred Baker, of Parrottsville, Lloyd and Hobart Campbell, of Bybee, Edward Campbell, Claude Campbell, A.J. Campbell, and Georgia Clark, all of Newport; five devoted daughters-in-law and two sons-in-law; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Campbell, of Knoxville; sister, Charlsie Shelton, of Newport; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tivis and Bill Smith, of Frankfort, Indiana; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brown Funeral Chapel. Interment in the Clay Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday evening at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Annie Laura Talley
Died: 02/26/1999
Annie Laura Talley, age 88, of Bybee, passed away February 25, at her home.
She was a member of St. Joseph Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Talley; sons, Hoyle, John, and James Owen; daughters, Shelvie Kennedy and Sue Beres; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Franklin Wine officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.
Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Earnest Glen Foster
Died: 03/01/1999
Ernest Glen Foster, 82, of Newport, passed away at his home on Monday, March 1.
He was formerly from Grainger County and was retired from American Enka.
He will be remembered by his friends as “Bugs Bunny” and served as president of Cosby Blue Eagles C.B. Club for years. He leaves behind his wife, Betty Foster, of Newport; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Lewis Jones of Morristown; two grandsons, Roger and Robbie Jones; one great-grandson, Rustin Jones; three stepsons, Danny Clevenger of South Carolina, Eddie Clevenger of Newport, and Bobby Clevenger of Rhea County; stepdaughters-in-law, Brenda, Karen and Kim; step-grandchildren, Whitney and McKinsey Clevenger and Josh and Christy Gibharett; one sister, Christine Hammer; one foster sister, Pauline Rhea; one nephew, Doyal Wynn; a host of cousins, relatives and friends; and special friends, Alma Price and family of Charlotte, North Carolina, Bonnie Cline and family of West Liberty, Kentucky, Keith Bradley and family of York, South Carolina, and Edward Clevenger, Naomi Ochman and Clifford Harris, all of Newport.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Manes Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mitchell Woodson and Rev. Ed Frazier officiating. Burial will be in the Dunn Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Willie “Bill” Moyers
Died: 03/01/1999
Willie H. “Bill” Moyers, 72, of Morristown, formerly of White Pine, went home to be with Jesus on February 27.
He was a member of Fernwood Baptist Church and was retired from National Cash Register.
He was the son of Enoch and Leota Moyers.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby E. (Bryant) Moyers, of Morristown; son, Mike Moyers and his wife, Denise, of Morristown; daughters, Sandra Hannah and her husband, Bob, of Parrottsville, and Billie Mayes and her husband, Stan, of Morristown; grandchildren, Jennifer Goodman and her husband, Kenny, Lori Smelcer and her husband, Chad, and Dusty and ReShá Moyers; great-grandchildren, John and Beth Ann Goodman; sisters, Mae Wall and her husband, Leighton, of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, and Patsy Moyers of Greeneville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fernwood Baptist Church, with Rev. Odell Davidson, Rev. Charles Smith and Rev. Bobby Kitts officiating. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Garden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fernwood Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown.
Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge.

Mary C Simmons
Died: 03/01/1999
Mary C. Simmons, 81, of Newport, died at her home on Saturday, February 27.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Simmons.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Howel Simmons of Rome, Georgia, and William Crawford Simmons of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Simmons Henderson of Jonesboro, Georgia; sisters, Josephine Baker of Jackson, Mississippi, and Martha Ferguson of Knoxville; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will meet at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Manes Funeral Home for a processional to Union Cemetery, where a graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. with Rev. Riley Huffstetler officiating.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Howard R. Bass
Died: 03/03/1999
Howard R. Bass, 71, of 170 Silver Maple Way, Newport, formerly of Buncombe County, North Carolina, died Sunday, February 28.
Mr. Bass was born February 18, 1928, in Buncombe County, North Carolina, where he had lived for most of his life. He had been a resident of Newport for the past three years.
Howard retired from Steelcase in 1990.
He was the son of the late Hubert and Willie Mae Wallen Bass and was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Bass.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Ava Lou Camby Bass; daughter, Annette Edwards of Weaverville, North Carolina; sons, Kenneth Bass of Asheville, North Carolina, Jerry Bass of Weaverville, North Carolina, and Randy Bass of Burnsville, North Carolina; sisters, Helen Marler of Mars Hill, North Carolina, Iris Banks of Asheville, North Carolina and Marie Bass of Leicester, North Carolina; brothers, Donald Bass of Marion, North Carolina, James Bass of Weaverville, North Carolina, and Jesse, Charles, Ronald and Burnice Bass, all of Barnardsville, North Carolina; seven grandsons; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Independent Baptist Church of Weaverville, North Carolina, with the Reverends Charles English and Bobby Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at West Funeral Home in Weaverville, North Carolina, where the body will remain until placed in the church one hour prior to services. At other times, the family will be at the home of Kenneth Bass, 307 Macedonia Road, Asheville, N.C. 28804.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 31 College Place, Bldg. C., Suite 100, Asheville, N.C. 28801.
West Funeral Home, Weaverville, North Carolina, is in charge.

Pauline Click
Died: 03/03/1999
Pauline Click, 64, died at her home in Bybee on Monday, March 1.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vivian Bucannon.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Roy Lee and Evelyn Frazier of Newport and Walter and Glenda Click of Gastonia, North Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and James Simpkins of Milner, Georgia; brothers, Eddie Frazier of Sevierville and Charles Frazier of Hickory, North Carolina; sisters, Lou Ella Keller of Sevierville, Hazel Jenkins of Sevierville, and Lonnie Sue Ball of Newport; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Manes Funeral Chapel.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday morning in Huskey Cemetery.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Charles Ras France
Died: 03/03/1999
Charles L. (Ras) France, 77, of Newport, died Tuesday morning, March 2, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carolyn France of Parrottsville; daughter and son-in-law, Donnie and Bill Collett of Russellville; granddaughters and their husbands, Misty and Monte Bowen of Jefferson City and Wendy and Joe Owensby of Newport; granddaughter, Crystal Pace of Strawberry Plains; great-grandchildren, Zachery and Dylan Bowen of Jefferson City; and brothers, Kenneth France of Newport, Dan France of Morristown, and Drew France of Knoxville.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Suggs and Rev. M.L. White officiating. Burial will be in Cave Hill Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Clara Nell McClure
Died: 03/03/1999
Clara Nell McClure, 61, of Newport, died Monday morning at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.
She is survived by her husband, Otha McClure of Newport; sons and daughters-in-law, Clint and Becky McClure and Scottie and Terri McClure, all of Newport; son, Kenneth Tobell McClure of Newport; mother, Crettie Teaster of Sevierville; grandson and his wife, Otha Ray and Sara McClure; other grandchildren, Kayla Tobell, Jason McClure, T.J. Knight, and Kenzie McClure; great-grandson, Blake McClure; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Otis Newman of Sevierville; brother, Glen Thompson of Sevierville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Audley and Julia Thompson of Sevierville and James Cecil and Millie Whaley of North Dakota; half-brother, Lonnie Kirby of Sevierville; brothers-in-law, Scott McClure, Charles Earl Barnes, and Leroy Marshall; special niece, Nancy Newman White of Maryville; also several other nieces and nephews; and special friends, Rosa Lee Rhea of Jefferson County, Christine Smith, Joyce Pack, and Bill and Edith Saylors, all of Newport, and Teressa Black of Hartford. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Gorrell officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Family and friends will meet at the Levi Trent Cemetery at Elkmont in Sevier County at 11 a.m. Thursday morning for the interment services.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Fred Warden
Died: 03/03/1999
Fred Warden, 71, of Newport, died Monday, March 1, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Jacquelyn Warden of Newport and R.C. and Jo Ann Williams of Newport; son, Brad Warden of Newport; special grandson, Gabriel Mora; sister, Beatrice Brady of Bybee; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Open Door Cemetery with Dr. Byron Chambers officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Donald Warren Dawson
Died: 03/10/1999
Donald Warren Dawson, 73, of Newport, died at his home on March 7.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mabel Dawson; and brother, Richard Dawson.
He is survived by his wife, June E. Dawson of Newport; daughters and sons-in-law, Jimmiedean and Herbert Curriden of London, Kentucky, Donna and Donn Harris of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Arlene and Barry Lawrence of Cumberland, Maryland; sisters, Francis Mullen of Salem, New Jersey, and Harriet Weeks of Mt. Pleasant, Utah; brothers, Bill Dawson of Pennsville, New Jersey, and Jack Dawson of Detroit, Michigan; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. David Gamble and Rev. Archie Norman officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at Manes Funeral Home.
The body laid in state from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. prior to the funeral at Grace Baptist Church in Newport.
Manes Funeral Home was in charge.

Mary Wagner Stokely
Died: 03/10/1999
Helen Lois Butler, 76, passed away Wednesday, March 10, at her son’s home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, with her family at her bedside.
Helen was born October 1, 1922, in a log cabin on her grandparents’ Dan and Cora Murrell’s farm in Bogard.
She was the eldest of four daughters of the late Henry and Gladys Murrell Norris.
She was also preceded in death by her beloved sister, Nell Williams, who passed away in 1994.
Helen and Oscar were married July 8th, 1939, and would have celebrated 60 years together this year. After living and working in the local area for several years, the Butler family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she was employed by General Motors. In 1982, she retired after 30 years with the company. She was honored on her last day when the entire plant stopped all operations and her co-workers paid their highest tribute by blowing all whistles and horns as she walked out.
A few years after her retirement, the couple purchased a winter home in Inverness, Florida. Here the couple found and enjoyed an extended family of wonderful friends.
Several years later, a long-time dream was realized by purchasing as their summer home, "The Old Murrell Homestead," where she had spent many of her early years. It was her favorite place to be.
Helen is survived by her husband, Oscar V. "Nig" Butler; son, Tony and daughter-in-law, Betty Butler, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; son, Roland Butler of Medina, Ohio; four grandchildren, David and Toni Butler of North Charleston, South Carolina, and Tommy and Tina Butler of Median, Ohio; two sisters, Gladys Norris of Bogard and Betty Knall of Westlake, Ohio; an uncle and aunt, Eugene and Madaline Murrell of Newport; and they were blessed with five great-grandchildren and an abundance of nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Dr. Frank Bell officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the Brown Funeral Home.
Interment will be at the Jenkins Chapel Cemetery.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Helen Lois Butler
Died: 03/12/1999
Helen Lois Butler, 76, passed away Wednesday, March 10, at her son’s home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, with her family at her bedside.
Helen was born October 1, 1922, in a log cabin on her grandparents’ Dan and Cora Murrell’s farm in Bogard.
She was the eldest of four daughters of the late Henry and Gladys Murrell Norris.
She was also preceded in death by her beloved sister, Nell Williams, who passed away in 1994.
Helen and Oscar were married July 8th, 1939, and would have celebrated 60 years together this year. After living and working in the local area for several years, the Butler family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she was employed by General Motors. In 1982, she retired after 30 years with the company. She was honored on her last day when the entire plant stopped all operations and her co-workers paid their highest tribute by blowing all whistles and horns as she walked out.
A few years after her retirement, the couple purchased a winter home in Inverness, Florida. Here the couple found and enjoyed an extended family of wonderful friends.
Several years later, a long-time dream was realized by purchasing as their summer home, "The Old Murrell Homestead," where she had spent many of her early years. It was her favorite place to be.
Helen is survived by her husband, Oscar V. "Nig" Butler; son, Tony and daughter-in-law, Betty Butler, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; son, Roland Butler of Medina, Ohio; four grandchildren, David and Toni Butler of North Charleston, South Carolina, and Tommy and Tina Butler of Median, Ohio; two sisters, Gladys Norris of Bogard and Betty Knall of Westlake, Ohio; an uncle and aunt, Eugene and Madaline Murrell of Newport; and they were blessed with five great-grandchildren and an abundance of nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Dr. Frank Bell officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the Brown Funeral Home.
Interment will be at the Jenkins Chapel Cemetery.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Danny Ray Phillips
Died: 03/12/1999
Danny Ray Phillips, 45, of Cosby, died Tuesday, March 9.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Flint and Bernice Phillips; sister, Frances Hillard; and brother, Charles Lewis Phillips.
He is survived by his daughter, Heidi Smith of Newport; brothers, David Phillips of Bybee and Robert Phillips of Hartford; sisters, Nellie Harrington of Michigan, Jeanette Champion of Henderson, North Carolina, Edna Hollowell of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Dorothy Brown of Marietta, South Carolina, Julie Hannah of Mt. Sterling, North Carolina, Sarah Darnell of Cosby, and Darlene Frazier of Hartford; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Manes Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lynn Hartsell officiating. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery.
Manes Funeral Home was in charge.

Cleo F. Carrell
Died: 03/17/1999
Cleo F. Carrell Sr., age 74, of Newport, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.
He was employed by Wall Tube for 27 1/2 years and retired from Falcon.
He is survived by his wife, Suella Shell Carrell; sons and daughters-in-law, Cleo F. Jr., and Denise Carrell and John and Sandy Gail Carrell; grandson and his wife, Cleo F. III, and Jackie Carrell; granddaughter, Amanda Sue Carrell; and great-granddaughter, Amber Denise Carrell, all of Newport.
The funeral was held at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Manes Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ray Wiley officiating. Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

William Edger Crum
Died: 03/17/1999
William Edgar Crum, 76, of Newport passed away Wednesday at the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee in Knoxville following a short illness.
He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. William worked for Detroit Gasket for 26 years before his retirement in 1987.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Dora Corn Crum; sister, Arlene Naillon; and brothers, Franklin, T.J., Ben, Leonard, Parin, Ernest, Y.J., and Homer Crum.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Lewis Crum; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Ella Mae Crum, of Newport and Rusty and Carla Crum, of Lenoir City; granddaughter, Teheresea Miller and her husband, William, of Newport; great-grandchildren, Nikki Lashea, Jackie Lee, and Carl Wayne Miller, all of Newport.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ransom Hall and Rev. Jimmy Daniel officiating. Interment in the Union Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evening at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

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