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Leroy Grooms
Died: 04/02/1999
Leroy Grooms, of Parma, Ohio, formerly of Newport, died Tuesday, March 30, at Parma General Hospital in Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Lavania Grooms, of Parma, Ohio; stepdaughter, Patty; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Carolyn Grooms of Newport, and Lawrence and Grace Grooms of Newport; sister, Bonnie Shults of Cosby; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Andrew Norton and Rev. Graydon Mathis officiating. Burial will be in the Grooms Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Leroy Williams, Ronnie Shults, Gary Shults, Wade Grooms, Larry Grooms, Charles Grooms, John Jones, and Ronnie Phillips.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home, Newport, is in charge.

Lillian Clara Moore
Died: 04/02/1999
Lillian Clara Moore, 78, of Morristown, passed away Thursday, April 1, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.
She was preceded in death by her husband, S.J. Moore; parents, Andrew and Ethel Holland Hazelwood; sister, Ovella Hickey; and brothers, Harold, Earl and Ralph Hazelwood.
Survivors include her daughters, Geraldine Dubois and Susan Jane Reed; sons, Jackie Joe Moore and Ronnie Moore of Morristown; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Webb of Newport and Ethel Morrison of North Carolina; brother, A.L. Hazelwood of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Westside Chapel with Brother Richard Crayne officiating. Interment to follow in the Jarnagin Cemetery.
The family received friends Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Ann Stills
Died: 04/02/1999
Sarah Ann Stills, 54, of Bybee, passed away at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville on Wednesday morning following a lengthy illness.
Sarah was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Horace Ebbs.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Stills of Bybee; her children, Darrin Stills and Robyn M. and her husband, Charles Loyd, all of Bybee; sisters, Catherine and her husband, Tony Stills, and Judy and her husband, David Cook, all of Hot Springs, Janet and her husband, Paul Kellett, and April and her husband, Leon Sayles, all of Asheville, North Carolina; brothers, Edward Ebbs and his wife, Evelyn, Billy Ebbs and his wife, Teri, and Sidney Ebbs, all of Hot Springs, North Carolina, and Timmy Ebbs and his wife, Lockett of Loris, South Carolina; grandchildren, Benjamin Jacob Loyd, Sarah Courtney Loyd, and Adam Jackson Loyd, all of Bybee; and brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Linda Ward of Valrico, Florida.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Stepp and Rev. Roger Porter officiating. Interment will be in the Bear Creek Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Charles Holland Bryant
Died: 04/04/1999
Charles Holland Bryant, 88, of Newport, passed away Sunday morning, April 4, at his residence in Newport.
He was a member of Big Pigeon Primitive Baptist Church.
Charles had worked at the A.C. Lawrence Leather Company for 32 years before his retirement in 1973.
Charles was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Bryant; and two grandsons, Eric Bryant and Ben James.
Charles is survived by his wife of 68 years, Clora (Allen) Bryant of Newport; one daughter, Letha Bryant of Newport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Nancy Bryant, Newport, and Eldridge and Ellie Bryant of Morristown; one sister, Addie Champion, Somerville, Alabama; grandchildren, Amy Moore, Dandridge, Susan Bryant, Newport, Jenny Lynn Bryant, Mosheim, and Kendall, Kerri and Bryan Bryant, all of Morristown, Ann Webb, Newport, and Dustin Fine, Newport; five great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Imogene Webb; and son-in-law, Darius Webb, Newport.
The funeral service was 8 p.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Boggan, Elder Zenith Whaley and Truman Carey officiating. The graveside service was held Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at Union Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rubin Henry Douglas
Died: 04/05/1999
Rubin Henry (Jack) Douglas, of Morristown, born Jan. 10, 1925, passed away on Friday, April 2, 1999, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville.
He was a veteran of World War II and had worked for Enka for 37 years.
Mr. Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lillian Douglas and a son, J.L. Douglas.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Helen Douglas, of Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Tom Henry, of Morristown; one granddaughter, Morgan Henry, of Morristown; brothers, David and Terry Douglas, of Newport; and a sister, Wilma Bryant, of Newport.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday at Mayes Mortuary. The Rev. Terry Clapp and Rev. Stan Chaney will officiate. Military graveside services will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post 5266 in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Mayes.
Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Keith Spurgeon
Died: 04/05/1999
Keith Spurgeon, age 34, of Sevierville passed away.
He is survived by his son, Justin Spurgeon; daughter, Shala Spurgeon; parents, Omalene and James Spurgeon; sisters, Sharon Randles, Sharlene Sutton, and Carolyn Nybeck; brothers, David Spurgeon, Billy Spurgeon, Jimmy Spurgeon, Jearld Spurgeon, and Rodney Spurgeon; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Ball officiating. Interment to follow in the Gate Cemetery.
The family received friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral, Sevierville.
Atchley Funeral Home is in charge.

Billy Joe Gorrell
Died: 04/06/1999
Billy Joe Gorrell, 68, of Newport, died at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County on Monday, April 5.
He is survived by his three nieces, Pat Cody of Newport, Frieda Clark of Newport, and Sandra Orchard of California; one nephew, Jimmy Blazer of Newport; and one sister-in-law, Sally Cureton of LaFollette.
The funeral will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Manes Funeral Home - West Chapel, with Rev. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Forest Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral at Manes Funeral Home - West Chapel.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

M. Louise Ivy
Died: 04/06/1999
M. Louise Ivy, 83, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, April 4, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital.
She was a member of Thankful Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by parents, George and Mae Potter Gray; daughter, Loretta M. Dukes; grandson, Steve G. Ivy; and brothers, Charles and Ed Gray.
Survivors include her husband, Dudley B. Ivy; son and daughter-in-law, John D. (J.D.) and Jo Ann Ivy, all of Morristown; grandson, Johnny W. and Julia Jones; and great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Jennifer, Codie, and Katie Jones, all of Newport.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Thankful Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Alder and Rev. Earl Manning officiating. Interment to follow in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge of arrangements.

Randall Lee Mathis
Died: 04/06/1999
Beloved father, brother and friend, Randall Lee Mathis, 46, of Newport, died in a car accident Tuesday morning.
Randall was preceded in death by his father, Charles Mathis; mother, Allene Mathis; and grandparents, Milas and Isabel Mathis and Homer and Lizzie Laws, all of Newport.
He is survived by his son, Randall Joe Mack Mathis of Newport; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Lucas Coggins of Parrottsville; brother, Jack Mathis of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Perry and Lisa Mathis of Newport; ex-wife, Marcy Mathis; special niece, Lindsey Saylor of Newport; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends, Brooke, Alexis and Victoria, all of Newport.
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge.

Jesse F Strange
Died: 04/06/1999
Jesse F. Strange, 74, of White Pine, passed away at his home on April 4 after a long illness.
He was a retired employee of American Enka Corporation.
He was a member of Leadvale Lodge #390 F & AM. He was a veteran of World War II.
He attended Calvary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by parents, Fred H. (Paw) and Myrtle Cogdell Strange. Also preceded by a brother and a sister, Mildred S. Burnett and William (Jack) Strange.
Survived by wife, Elizabeth Strange of White Pine; sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Frances Strange and Willie and Jennie Strange, all of White Pine; grandchildren, Penny and Darren Fritz, Vickie and Scott Henson, Scott and Sandy Strange, and Dee Dee and Allen Housewright; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Hayden, Jesse and Kendall; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Grace Strange; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Sonny Edison; sisters, Bobbie Strange, Doris Kelley and Ruth Ray, all of White Pine; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at Farrar’s White Pine Chapel with Rev. Doug Messer and Rev. Randy Irons officiating. Interment was in White Pine Cemetery with military honors by the East Tennessee Honor Guard.
The family received friends Monday at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to Masonic services at 8 p.m.
Farrar Funeral Home, White Pine, was in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Todd Webb
Died: 04/06/1999
Christopher Todd Webb, 26, of Newport, died Sunday, April 4, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Webb, Elmer and Pearl Martin, and Menella Rogers.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Shelton Webb of Newport; parents, Leroy and Edna Webb of Newport; father-in-law and mother-in-law, R.J. and Regina Shelton of Del Rio; grandparents, Mazell Bryant of Newport; grandmother-in-law and grandfather-in-law, Frank and Ruth Poteete of Del Rio; brothers, Tim and Derrick Webb, both of Newport; adopted brother, Mike Johnson of Newport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Yvonne and Brad Cox of Newport, Serita and Randy Shults of Newport, and Sharon and Mike Cabe of Newport; brother-in-law, Andrew Shelton of Del Rio; special aunts and uncles, Bill and Tish Willett of Morristown and Forest and Kathie Ellison of Newport; several nieces and nephews; a host of family and friends; and special hunting buddies, Dewayne Suggs, Bryan Hill, Shane Ellison, and Brian Suggs.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Hill and Rev. Junior Gorrell officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

James Dorman Moss
Died: 04/09/1999
James Dorman Moss, 62, of Mullins Road, Whitesburg, passed away Friday, April 9.
He was a member of Leadvale Baptist Church and had attended Russellville Baptist Church for 20 years.
Mr. Moss was retired from Enka and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Edna Moss of White Pine.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Greene Moss; sister, Wanda Hammond of White Pine; and brothers, Eric Moss of White Pine and George Moss of Nashville.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Russellville Baptist Church with Rev. Ernest Mullins officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Russellville Baptist Church.
Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie Busler Coster
Died: 04/12/1999
Bobbie Busler Costner, 54, born May 2, 1944. Passed away April 10, at Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown after a long illness.
She was retired from BASF and was of the Baptist faith.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Alma and H.R. Busler, and brothers, Jim and Ruble Busler, of Ohio.
She is survived by brother, Ben H. Busler, of Bybee; devoted sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Wayne Valentine; special nephew and family, Larry, Ellen, April, and Amanda Busler, of White Pine; nieces, Wanda, Kay, Donna, Ruby, Sarah, Autum, and Jamie; nephews, Gary, Wayne, Scott Wesley, Damon, and John Paul, all of Ohio; sister-in-law, Edna Busler, of Ohio; devoted cousin, Jane Seay; and very special friends and devoted neighbors, Bonnie Elkins and Sally Elkins, all of Bybee.
The family will receive friends Sunday 5 to 8 p.m. prior to service at 8 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Foshie officiating. Interment Monday at 12 p.m. at Bruners Grove Cemetery.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Anthony Randy James
Died: 04/12/1999
Anthony Randy James, age 39, of Knoxville, died Thursday, April 8, 1999.
He was co-owner and operator of James Food Market, a family owned business for 30 years.
Survivors are: his wife, Cathy James; son, Stefen Rutherford; mother, Mary Jo James; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Rose James; sister and brother-in-law, Nadine and Rodney Varner; his special friend, Penny Cox; and nieces and nephews, Tammie James, Virgil James, Mathew Haynes, and Cara Zimmerman.
The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Man Heritage Chapel with Rev. James Pellom officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers are David Corbin, Tommy Clark, Rhenda McAlom, Gary Dills, Duston Linden, and Doug Parker.
Family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
Rose Mortuary is in charge.

Robert C. Bird
Died: 04/13/1999
Robert C. Bird, Jr., 81, of Greeneville, passed away Saturday evening following an extended illness.
Mr. Bird was preceded in death by his wife, Annie McNabb Bird.
He is known locally and throughout the state as a businessman and entrepreneur.
Survivors include four daughters, Annie Cansler, Lura Bainbridge-Brothers, Linda Laughter, and Catherine Bird; and one son, Robert Bird III.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services will be at the First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, April 14, at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville, TN, Building Fund.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge of arrangements.

Eric McCoig
Died: 04/13/1999
Eric McCoig, 27, of Newport, died Tuesday at the U.T. Memorial Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, LeAnne Chesteen McCoig of Newport; son, Michael Eric McCoig of Newport; mother and stepfather, Sally and Jerry Shelton of Newport; father, Ernest McCoig of Sevierville; brother, Todd Allen, of Newport; stepbrother, David Shelton of Newport; grandparents, Della McCoig of Sevierville and Reed and Lenolla Vassar Sr. of Newport; aunts and uncles, Betsy Huff of Knoxville, R.J. and Brenda Vassar, Mike and Vickie Vassar of Newport, Patty Roland of Pigeon Forge, and Margarette Vassar of Knoxville; special granny, Dixie Morgan; special friends, Neil and Jean McCarter of Newport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Union Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Hardison officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Michael D. Suggs
Died: 04/13/1999
Michael D. Suggs Sr., 42, of Newport, died at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County on April 11.
He was a window tinter with Glass Masters.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Dale and Betty Suggs; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Suggs; grandfather, Theodore Crumbley; grandmother, Mildred Crumbley Hackler; and the mother of his son, Kim Ealy.
Survivors: wife, Marcy Cruz of the home; son, Michael Dale Suggs Jr. of Newport; stepson, Chris Arrington of Newport; brother, George Simons of New Orleans, Louisiana; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sharlene and Clifford Sane of Newport. Additional survivors include several other relatives and in-laws, including cousins, Maudella Dunn Sutton, Freda Thornton, and Phyllis Allison, all of Newport.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the Costner-Maloy Funeral Chapel with Rev. Franklin Wines and Rev. Junior Loveday officiating. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maude Smith
Died: 04/14/1999
Maude Smith, 80, of Del Rio, passed away Tuesday at the Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.
She was a member of the Maple Grove Ebenezer Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Smith.
She is survived by her son, David D. Smith and his wife, Judy, of Chattanooga; sisters, Lillie Tweed of Marshall, North Carolina, and Maggie Rice of Asheville, North Carolina; brother, Estel Clemmons of Asheville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Adam Smith of New Orleans, Louisiana, James Stoneback of Atlanta, Georgia, and Christine Brown and her husband, John, of Nashville; and great-grandson, Austin Brown of Nashville.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wayne Haney officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Interment will be in the Smith Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to the Maple Grove Ebenezer Baptist Church, 485 Punkton Road, Del Rio, TN 37727.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche Worth Williams
Died: 04/14/1999
Blanche Worth Williams, 73, of Elyria, Ohio, died Sunday at EMH Regional Center Emergency Room following a long illness.
Born in Cocke County, she had lived in Elyria, Ohio, for 45 years.
She owned and operated Williams Cleaning Service in Elyria, Ohio, for 10 years.
She was a member of Vincent United Methodist Church in Elyria Township.
She enjoyed crafts, reading, flowers, and collecting angels.
She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
She leaves her husband, Frank, to whom she was married for 55 years; daughters, Ruth LaBrosse of Madison, Wisconsin, Peggy Bowser of Wagner, South Carolina, Barbara Williams and Jane Smith, both of Elyria, Ohio, and Anna Rogers of New London, Ohio; a son, Ross Williams of Elyria, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sylvia O’Dell of Elyria, Ohio, and Jinny Strange, Mary Sane and Verna Mae Strange, all of Tennessee; and a brother, Bill Worth of Tennessee.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Laubenthal-DeCarlo Funeral Home, 257 Washington Avenue, Elyria, Ohio.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Chris LaLonda, pastor of Vincent United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, Ohio.
Laubenthal-DeCarlo Funeral Home, Elyria, Ohio, is in charge.

Lygatha Valentine France
Died: 04/16/1999
Lygatha Valentine France, 73, of Newport, died Monday, April 12, at the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by children, Drucilla, Marjorie Faye and Mack Jr. France; sisters, Iva Cameron and Maudena Lewis; and a grandson, Joseph E. Saylor.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Gene Ellis of Knoxville, Ollie Saylor of Morristown, and Judy and Ron Rice, Marcy Mathis, and Brenda and Joseph Teague, all of Newport; ex-husband, Mack France Sr. of Dandridge; brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude and Edwin Valentine of Hiensville, Georgia, James and Wilma Valentine of Cosby, and Fred and Joan Valentine and Donnie and Sandra Valentine of Cleveland, Ohio; special sister, Mary L. Brown of Newport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Ron Lincus of Ohio, Betty and Bob Lesley of South Carolina, and Lavada and Charlie Queen of Newport; also 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dutch Bottoms Baptist Church with the Rev. Rickey Foust and the Rev. Kris Brady officiating. Interment will be in the Dutch Bottoms Cemetery.
Family received friends Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Martha Ellen Barnes
Died: 04/18/1999
Martha Ellen Barnes, 71, of Newport, died Sunday in Reno, Nevada.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Flora Gray; and sisters and brothers, Irene, Hubert, Monroe, and Arlie Gray.
She is survived by son, Tim Barnes, and daughter, Pam Barnes of Newport; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Stella Gray and Ruel and Wymalene Gray of Newport; sisters and brother-in-law, Minnie and Rev. Noah Allen of Morristown and Dorothy Williams of Newport; grandchildren, April Webb, Jessica Barnes, and Patti and Donnie Mathis; great-grandchild, D.J. Mathis; also several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Noah Allen officiating.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Scott Trautman
Died: 04/19/1999
Scott Trautman, of Cosby, died of liver disease on April 19 at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. He was 38 years old.
Mr. Trautman was a certified auto mechanic.
He was born December 1, 1960, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and lived in the Cosby area since December 1997.
He is survived by his grandmother, Helen Procup of McKeesport, Pennsylvania; his parents, Don and Pat Trautman of Cosby; his daughter, Patricia Louise Trautman of Wilmington, Delaware; a brother, Jay Trautman of Gainesville, Florida; and sisters, Jackie Moser of Belleview, Florida, and Cindy Trautman of Groveland, Florida.
A memorial service was held Tuesday.
Arrangements by Funeral Directions in Knoxville.

Edward Dorsey
Died: 04/20/1999
Edward Dorsey, 76, of Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, died early Saturday morning at the South Jersey Hospital System-Bridgeton Division after a brief illness. His death was unexpected.
Born in Hartford, Tennessee, the son of the late Bruce and Vergie Gunther Dorsey, he was the husband of the late Mary Jenkins Dorsey. He had been an Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, resident for 40 years and prior to that had resided in Tennessee.
Before his retirement 22 years ago, he had been employed as a supervisor with Seabrook Farms in Seabrook, New Jersey, for 30 years. Until this past November, he had been employed part time with Brock Nursery in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, for several years.
Mr. Dorsey was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Army Air Corps in the European Theater. He was an avid Fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances and Pauline.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy E. Gaunt of Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, and Betty L. Ricci of Downe Township, New Jersey; two brothers, Harold Dorsey of Hartford and Wayne Dorsey of Gatlinburg; four sisters, Gladys Darter and Imogene Keckler, both of Springfield, Missouri, Helen Arp of Indiana and Shirley McMillen of Newport; and five grandchildren, Allison, Brian and Jennifer Ricci of Downe Township, New Jersey, and Amanda and Brent Gaunt of Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning from the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway #77, Bridgeton, New Jersey, with the Rev. Dwight Mikesell, pastor of First Wesleyan Church in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, officiating. Burial will take place at Olivet Cemetery in Olivet, New Jersey. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton, New Jersey, is in charge.

Carolyn Taylor Grooms
Died: 04/20/1999
Carolyn Taylor Grooms, 54, of Newport, passed away Sunday at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee in Knoxville following a lengthy illness.
Carolyn attended Edgemont Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Clarance Grooms of Newport; sisters, Maggie Woodson, Jo Ann Smelcer, and Mary Ruth Smelcer, all of Newport; and brother, Carroll Taylor of Knoxville.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James McFalls officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Marshall Hamilton
Died: 04/20/1999
In loving memory of Marshall Hamilton, 75, of Newport, who passed away Saturday at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.
He was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, but, most of all, our friend.
Marshall was a native of Chicago, but came to Newport to retire along with his wife, Elsie Hurley Hamilton, in 1974. They were married 52 years. Since meeting and falling in love with one another in California, just after World War II, when he returned to the U.S. as a decorated veteran, they married, gave each other four children, numerous grandbabies and great-grandbabies, always giving love above all else.
He was a talented chef and left us with recipes to enjoy and remember him each time we prepare them. Marshall was an inventor; a great joke teller; a licensed pilot; a spade partner; but, most of all, “our dad.” He is missed by all of us and a piece of our hearts soars in heaven with him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Christine (Ewen) Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Hurley Hamilton of Newport; daughter, Pam Hamilton of Newport; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Linda Hamilton of Michigan City, Indiana, Timothy and Cindy Hamilton of Newport, and James Hamilton of Newport; brother, Doug Hamilton of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Whitney Hamilton of Johnson City, Jimmy Hamilton, Brad Hamilton, Kimberly Burgess, Marsha Sprouse, and Lance Sprouse, all of Newport, and Matthew Hamilton of LaPorte, Indiana; and great-grandchildren, Kirsten Hartsell and Kaleb and Kaylle Burgess, all of Newport.
The services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willie Winters officiating.
The family received friends Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Military rites were provided by the Lance Corporal Charles C. Roberts D.A.V. Chapter #102 at the Clay Creek Cemetery.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge.

Donna Sue Manning
Died: 04/20/1999
Donna Sue Manning, 62, of Del Rio, passed away Sunday at St. Mary’s in Knoxville after a lengthy illness.
Donna attended Brown Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Nellie (Kanipe) Green; and a brother, John Green.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Manning of Del Rio; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda Mooneyham of Newport, and Pam and Bobby Lethco, Vanessa and Wayne Hazelwood, and Ella Mae Campbell, all of Parrottsville; sisters, Bea Clark and Barbara Green of Knoxville, Marilyn Teaster of Seymour, and Des Norwood of Newport; brothers, Willie Green of Newport, and Burnett Green, Eugene Green, and Clarence Green, all of Greenville, South Carolina; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason Mooneyham of Newport, Charlie and Jonathan Greer of Parrottsville, Gary and Kevin Manning of Del Rio, and Justin, Corey and Rodney Hazelwood of Parrottsville; great-grandchild, Ashton of Newport; and special friend, Tiny Worley of Parrottsville.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim McKenzie and Rev. Gerald Clark officiating. Interment will be at Parrottsville Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Sollie Price
Died: 04/20/1999
Sollie Price, 90, of Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey, died Friday morning at South Jersey Hospital System, Elmer, New Jersey. He had been in failing health for the past 10 years.
Mr. Price was born at Clear Creek and was the son of the late Turner and Dovie Freeman Price. He had been a lifetime resident of the Elmer, New Jersey, and Bybee, Tennessee, areas.
He was a mechanic by trade and prior to retiring in 1963, he had been employed with Delbert Robinson Tractor Sales in Elmer, New Jersey, for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Freshour Price; two brothers, Nelson Price and Leonard Price; and a sister, Nettie Evans.
Survivors include: five sons, Tommy Price, Franklinville, New Jersey, Barnel Price, Franklinville, New Jersey, Harold Price, Monroeville, New Jersey, Carl Price, Gibbstown, New Jersey, and Jerry Price, Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey; two daughters, Loretta Woody, Crystal River, Florida, and Barbara Brown, Vineland, New Jersey; one sister, Louise Brooks, Elk Township, New Jersey; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Rev. Paul D. Sprouse will conduct funeral services from the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Bridgeton, New Jersey, on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Centerton Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Centerton, New Jersey.
Friends may call Monday evening between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton, New Jersey, is in charge.

Kenneth Romines
Died: 04/20/1999
Kenneth Romines, 55, of Del Rio, passed away Saturday at his home following a lengthy illness.
Kenneth was a farmer most of his life.
He was of the Church of God faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Baxter and Minnie Sutton Romines.
He is survived by his sons, Kenneth Romines Jr. of Newport, and Raymond Wade Romines of Del Rio; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and J.C. Bryant of Carson Springs; grandchildren, Raymond Wade Romines Jr. and Taylor Romines of Knoxville, Samantha Ellison of Newport, and Brittany Romines, Jessica Griffitt, and Ashley Romines, all of Del Rio; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Jones Chapel Church.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

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