Miscellaneous Cocke County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Mary Louise Gammon
Died: 08/25/1999
Gammon, Mary Louise
Mary Louise Gammon, 64, of Caney Branch Community, died early Tuesday morning, August 24, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
She was an employee of Nu Mark and a member of Meadow Creek Presbyterian Church.
She was the daughter of the late Robert and Cecil Davis Renner and was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Haynes Gammon, and a brother, Billy Renner.
Survivors: daughter, Patricia Gammon Reaves of Greeneville; son and daughter-in-law, Lanny and Sandy Gammon of Greeneville; three granddaughters, Dawn Natece Reaves, Nicole Reaves, and Megan Gammon; one grandson, Daniel Gammon; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Leoda and Sylvester McCoy of Greeneville, Ora Mae Hensley of Maynardville, and Shirley Brooks of Cocke County; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlie and Laurie Renner of Greeneville and Fred and Madge Renner of Cocke County; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Naomi Renner and Leona Gammon, both of Greeneville, Irene Gammon of Hamilton, Ohio, and Nancy and Glen Renner of Greeneville; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Kiser Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Thornton officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Creek Cemetery.
The body will remain at Kiser Funeral Home throughout the services.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kiser Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Cole, 202 Rankin Drive, Greeneville, TN 37745.
Active pallbearers: Kenneth Renner, Larry Brooks, Mike Renner, Roy Renner, Doug Renner, Randell Brooks, Mike Ottinger, Jeff Southerland, and Bill Holt.
Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge.

Ardenas Lillard
Died: 08/25/1999
Ardenas Lillard, 78, of Newport, died Monday after a lengthy illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Lillard; son, Harry Lillard Jr.; and daughter, Judy Lillard.
She is survived by her son, Tommy Lillard of Newport; daughters, Diane Teague of Newport and Trudy Bryant of Parrottsville; grandchildren, Donna and Jeff Teague of Newport, Vickey Boehning of Santa Ana, California, Teresa Lillard of Newport, Radonna Bryant of Parrottsville, and Catlyn Bryant of Parrottsville; and great-grandchildren, Michael Boehning of Santa Ana, California, Shawnte Lillard of Newport, Savanna Cheyenne Teague of Newport, and Ashley Nicole Teague of Newport.
Memorial services to be announced later.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

William Mack White
Died: 08/25/1999
William Mack “Duche” White, 57, of 547 White Road, Bybee, passed away August 21 at U.T. Medical Center.
He was a former employee of Berkline Corp. and Shelby Williams.
He was one of the founders and operators of White Vault Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ester White.
Survivors: wife, Martha Elizabeth (Liz) White; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Rebecca White of Bybee and Dwayne and Abby White of Bybee; daughter, Sheila Holt of Newport; grandchildren, Dustin White, Tyler White, Taylor White, Brandi Holt, and Candi Henderson; brothers, Harley White and Eugene White of Bybee; and sister, Marjorie Holt of Bybee.
Graveside services were 1 p.m. Monday at Glendale Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Dalton officiating.
Mayes Mortuary, Morristown, was in charge of arrangements.

Dwyane Breeden
Died: 09/09/1999
Dwayne Breeden, 62, of Newman Lake, Washington, formerly of Cosby, died on Friday, September 3.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Breeden; and brothers, Wendell Breeden and Leon Breeden.
Survivors include his wife, Zola Breeden; daughter and son-in-law, Sherlyn and Steven Cevera; and son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Michelle Breeden, all of Newman Lake, Washington; three grandchildren; mother, Dola Breeden; and brothers, Warren Breeden and Randy Breeden, all of Cosby; and sister, Christine Williams of Sevierville.
A memorial service will be held Monday, September 13, at 11 a.m., at Middle Creek Church of God, Cosby, with Rev. James Prince officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery at Sunset Gap.

Clifford Frazier
Died: 09/09/1999
Clifford “Pops” Frazier, age 82, of Newport, died Wednesday morning at a Knoxville hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Lassie M. Frazier, of Newport; sons, Arthur Frazier, of Orlando, Florida and Elmer and David Frazier, of Newport; daughters, Edna Valentine, Faye Crum, and Ada Woody, of Newport, and Gladys Boles and Dianna Miller, of Dandridge; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Manes Funeral Chapel.
Interment will be in the Resthaven Memorial Garden.
Family will receive friends Thursday and Friday evening at the Manes Funeral Home from 7 til 9 p.m.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Ila Mae Hall
Died: 09/09/1999
Ila Mae Hall, 82, of Newport, passed away Monday evening at the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee in Knoxville, following a short illness.
She was a faithful member of the English Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Herman Hall of Newport; her children, Neil Hall and Judy Gheen and her husband, David, all of Knoxville, and Gordon Hall and his wife, Elizabeth, of Newport; brother, James E. Bryant and his wife, Betty, of Newport; grandchildren, Landon and Bradley Hall of Newport and Logan Gheen of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stephen Smith and Rev. M.L. White officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Helms Hollifield
Died: 09/09/1999
Helms (Mutt) Hollifield, 81, of Newport, passed away Tuesday afternoon following a lengthy illness.
He had worked for Blalock Construction Company before his retirement in 1976.
Helms was a veteran of WWII.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Mary Hollifield; sisters, Charlsie Kimbrough, Verna (Jo) Joyce, Bonnie Caldwell, and Agnes (Brownie) Johnson; and brothers, Andrew (Ed) and Tom Hollifield.
He is survived by his wife, Arlie S. Hollifield of Newport; his sisters, Nannie White of White Pine and Faye Brady of Epworth, Georgia; several nieces and nephews; and special friends and nurses at Superior Home Health.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev. Eugene Hollifield and Rev. Adam Sanders officiating. Military rites will be provided by Lance Corporal Charles C. Roberts Chapter #102 of the D.A.V. at the Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Debbie Waddell McMillian
Died: 09/09/1999
Debbie Waddell McMillan, 76, of Greeneville, departed this life at her home in Caney Branch on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. to live in her mansion in heaven.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James A. Waddell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. McMillan; son, Jack A. McMillan; and brothers, Aster, Chester, Barney, William, Decator, and W.H. Waddell.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte McMillan Guy; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Eula McMillan and Don and Mitzie McMillan; and her sons, James (Jim) and Bill McMillan, all of Greeneville; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lynne McMillan of Newport; sister, Magdeline Hixon of Greeneville; grandchildren, Michael McMillan and Jamie Charlson of Newport, Brian and Amanda McMillan and Justin Guy of Greeneville, and Julie Kinser of Rogersville; and three great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Josh and Elizabeth.
Special thanks to Dr. Karen Bartley and to Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice.
The funeral service was held Sunday, September 5, at 8 p.m., at the Manes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Fellers officiating. Burial was 10 a.m. Monday in the Union Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roger Waddell, Brian McMillan, Justin Guy, Michael McMillan, Gary Waddell, and Junior Waddell.
Manes Funeral Home was in charge.

Reba S. Myers
Died: 09/09/1999
Reba S. Myers, 84, of 4694 Poplar Springs Road, Greeneville, died Wednesday, September 8, at Takoma Adventist Hospital.
She was a housewife and retired from White Store.
She was a member of O&S Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the Caney Branch Volunteer Fire Department, and the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by parents, Claude and Emma Ottinger Smith; husband, Lester Myers; daughter, Louise Smelcer; and brother, Bruce Smith.
Survivors: one daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Jack Smith of Morristown; three grandchildren, Mark Smelcer and wife, Katie, of Greeneville, David Smith and wife, Teresa, of Morristown, and Sandy Gilbert and husband, Gary, of Morristown; three great-grandchildren, Megan, Bradley and Tyler Gilbert; one sister and brother-in-law, Ima Justis and husband, Bill, of Bulls Gap; one son-in-law, Bobby Dale Smelcer of Greeneville; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Myers of Greeneville and Emma Dean Hawk of Parrottsville; and special friends, Johnny and Jo Ann Tweed and Fredna Myers, all of Greeneville, Ray and Margaret Blazer, and everyone on Caney Branch.
The funeral will be 8 p.m. Thursday, September 9, at Kiser Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Brewer and Rev. Sam Smith officiating. Interment will be in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens Friday at 1 p.m. graveside.
The body is at Kiser Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The family and friends will meet Friday at 12:15 p.m. at Kiser Funeral Home to proceed to GreeneLawn for the committal.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Caney Creek Fire Dept., c/o Ryan Holt, 160 Kiser Loop, Greeneville, TN 37743 or the O&S Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o J.D. Blazer, 435 Culberson Rd., Greeneville, TN 37743.
Active pallbearers: John Tweed, Bob Myers, Gene Myers, Norman Smith, Carroll Smith, Ray Blazer, Richard Myers, and Billy Justis.
Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge.

Don Payne
Died: 09/09/1999
Don Payne, Sr., of 5466 Asheville Highway, Greeneville, died Friday, September 3, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
He was retired from the US Postal Service, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville and was raised up in the Cedar Creek Presbyterian Church. He was an Elder and taught Sunday school for over 25 years. He was a member of the Greeneville Moose Lodge #692, Greeneville VFW Post 1990, the Retired Postal Carriers Union, and was a veteran of WWII serving in the pacific theater, US Army Air Corps, and he was very active in the parks and recreation department, serving on the board of directors and coaching for over 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lon and Docie Shelton Payne; his first wife, Lorine Payne; and four brothers, Lowery, Henry, Carl, and Ralph.
He is survived by his wife, June Phipps Payne; one son, Don Payne, Jr.; one stepson, J.D. Phipps, of Los Angeles, California; one stepdaughter, Jacqueline G. Phipps, of New York, New York; two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law, Don S. Payne and Brett and wife, Kristi Payne, of Greeneville; two great-grandsons, Chance and Nicklaus Payne, of Greeneville; one brother, Harry Payne, of Chattanooga; five sisters, Alice Renner, Agnes Jaynes, Rose Thorpe, Edie Dinwiddie, all of Greeneville, and Nelle Collins, of Orlando, Florida; and a special former daughter-in-law, Susan M. Payne, of Greeneville.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Creek Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dan Donaldson and Rev. Bob Noble officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Don S. Payne, Brett J. Payne, Don Payne, Jr., Mike Dinwiddie, Tim Dinwiddie, Chuck Howard, Doug Frye, and David Carls.
The body is at Kiser Funeral Home where the family received friends on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The body will lie in state 30 minutes preceding services at the church on Sunday. Military Graveside Rites will be performed at the cemetery by VFW Post #1990.
Kiser Funeral Home is in charge.

Evelyn F. Turner
Died: 09/09/1999
Evelyn F. Turner, 92, passed away Friday morning at the Mariner Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.
She was of the Church of God faith.
She is survived by one son, Ailor P. Turner, and his wife, Imogene, of Newport; grandchildren, Brian Turner of Newport and Scott Turner of Kingston; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was 8 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Ball officiating. The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service.
Interment will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the Freshour Cemetery.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Claudia Barker Hance
Died: 09/11/1999
Claudia Gail Barker Hance, age 47, of Newport, died Friday after, September 10, 1999 at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.
Gail was a longtime nurse with 27 years of nursing in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. She loved her profession.
Her second career was cooking at Cracker Barrel for one and a half years, which she also loved as well. The Cracker Barrel family was also very special to her.
Preceding her in death was her parents, Claudie and Margurite Barker, of Broadway, North Carolina. She was an only child of career army parents and lived all over the United States and Europe as a child.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Bobby Hance; children, Melissa and Mandy Hance; and one grandchild, Caitlin Cody. Also special friends, Jane Proctor, Jean Watts, Charlene Sayne, Cindy Cates, Stacey Phillips, and Christen Powers and also a host of friends and family that she made in Newport in 16 years and she doesn’t want to forget Lil’ Boy, Penny, and Mister.
In lieu of flowers, she requests that you go dine out, have a good meal, and think of her.
Her body was cremated at her wish.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
She wanted to thank everyone for their support and kindness.
Cremation provided by Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.

Maria Michelle Hernadez
Died: 09/11/1999
Maria Michelle Hernandez, infant daughter of Paul and Michelle Hernandez, died September 9, 1999, at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.
Survivors include her parents, Paul and Michelle Styles Hernandez, of Newport; sisters, Cortney Rochelle and Corlotta Styles, of Newport; and grandparents, James Ernest Styles, of Newport and Maria Hernandez, of Mexico.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ray’s Chapel Cemetery with burial following.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruby Sawyer Holdway
Died: 09/11/1999
Ruby Sawyer Holdway, 87, of Bybee, passed away Thursday evening at the Heritage Center Nursing Care in Morristown following a lengthy illness.
Ruby was a faithful member of the Glendale United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the Eastern Star #447 in Warrensburg.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Mack E. Holdway; a son, William Holdway; parents, Joe and Fannie Sawyer; four sisters, Shirley Sawyer, Avis Easterly, Hazel Moore and Gussie Parrott; and one brother, Jerome Sawyer.
Ruby is survived by one daughter, Linda, and her husband, Charles Steele of Morristown; three brothers, Herbert Sawyer and his wife, Jeanette, of Bybee, Raymond Sawyer and his wife, Leverne of Parma, Ohio, and Walter Sawyer of Newport; grandson, Paul Davis of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Glendale Methodist Church with Rev. Roy Van Miller officiating. Ruby will lie in state from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Glendale Church Cemetery.
In lieu of powers, the family would like donations made to the Glendale Methodist Church, 3401 Glendale Rd., Bybee, TN 37713.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday evening at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Artie Ray Lane
Died: 09/11/1999
Artie Ray Lane, 33, passed away Thursday evening at his home.
He had been employed by the Dan Rivers Textile Mill. Artie was a member of the Stokely Chapel Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Turner Lane; children, Kristine and Katie Lane and Christopher Sneed, all of Newport; parents, Johnny and Sandra Lane, of Newport; sisters, Nina Gorman and her husband, James and Angie Gorman and her husband, Jerrod, all of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sonny Webb officiating. Interment in the Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

C. B. Buckner
Died: 09/14/1999
C.B. Buckner, 81, a former resident of Cocke County, born November 19, 1917, died July 26 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Andrew and Callie Harper Buckner; stepmother, Leathe Gregg Buckner; and brothers, Leottus, Jess, Earl, Clifford, and Dan Buckner.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie Crumb Buckner; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia Kay and Carelton Riggs, Middlebourne, West Virginia, and Terrie Beth and Reverend Jerry Reese, Bybee; brothers, Ray and Algoma Buckner, White Pine, and J.L. and Lawanda Buckner, Newport; sister-in-law, Mildred Buckner, Bybee; grandchildren, Lynn and Blainie Brackins, C.C. and Lyell Riggs, Alf Riggs, Melinda and Mike George and Alicia Reese; great-grandchild, Dylan George; many nieces and nephews; and a life-long friend, Ernest Price of Newport.
A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. September 16, with Reverend Jerry Reese officiating.

Mary Ruth Clark
Died: 09/14/1999
Mary Ruth (Cudy) Clark, 81, of Newport, died at her home on Saturday, September 11, after a lingering illness.
She was a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard D. and Minnie Conway Fowler; sisters, Arden Lucille Fowler and Pearle Fowler Huff; and brothers, Frank Fowler, Hayden Fowler and Warren Fowler.
She is survived by her husband, Creed Clark of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret C. and D.S. “June” Miller; granddaughter, Rita Miller Thomas; great-granddaughter, Lindsey Michelle Thomas; special niece, Dorothy Huff Butler of Newport; sisters, Trula Fowler of Kingsport and Imogene Fowler Trotter of Memphis; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Point Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. M.L. White and Rev. Dale Robertson officiating. She will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service, with burial following in Union Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday evening at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Aldon L. Cox
Died: 09/14/1999
Aldon L. Cox, 73, of Newport, passed away Tuesday morning, September 14, at his home.
He was retired from BASF.
He was a member of Fellowship Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Margaret Cox; parents, Floyd and Maude Cox; three brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors: wife, Shirley L. Cox of the home; son, Paul Bradley Cox of Newport; daughters, Susan Terock of Mesa, Arizona, and Deborah Densky of Newport; sisters, Willa Dean Pitt, Bonnie Kate Bruce and Hazel Baines, all of Fall Branch; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeremy Cox of Newport, Katie Moore and David and Erik Terock of Mesa, Arizona, and Matthew and William Densky of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, September 16, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, September 16, at the Costner-Maloy Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jim Loftis officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Mausoleum.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge.

J. W. Penix
Died: 09/14/1999
Rev. J.W. Penix, 75, passed away Saturday evening at his home in Newport following a lengthy illness.
Rev. Penix was a retired Church of God minister, having pastored churches in Knoxville, Lawrenceburg, Madisonville, and Newport.
He was a veteran of WWII.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Millie Penix; sisters, Edna Rowland and Lucille McClanahan; and brothers, Joe, Bill and Ruford Penix.
Rev. Penix is survived by his wife, Bonnie Dennis Penix of Newport; children, DeVarah Penery and her husband, Terry of Knoxville, Phyllis Terry of Knoxville, John Penix and his wife, Jan, of Loretto, Duane Penix and his wife, Sue, of Lawrenceburg, and Tim Penix of Knoxville; and six grandchildren.
The funeral service was 8 p.m. Monday at the Newport Church of God with Rev. Norman Jones and Rev. Doug Jacobs officiating. Interment was 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service at the Newport Church of God.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge.

Norman Sutton
Died: 09/15/1999
Norman Sutton, 53, of Newport, died Friday, September 10, after a brief illness.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Mike Gregory of Newport; daughters, Lisa Giles and Shelia Reed of Newport; sons, Norman Jr. and Marvin Sutton of Newport; brothers, Junior and Alvin Ray Sutton of Newport; grandchildren, Steven, Crystal, and Joshua Cameron of Newport; and special aunt and uncle, Katie and Ottis Ray Ledford of Newport.
Graveside funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Roberts Cemetery with the Rev. Jackie Swanger officiating.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Sarah Gammons
Died: 09/16/1999
Sarah (Sally) Gammons, 83, passed away Thursday morning at the Baptist Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness.
She was a member of the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.
Sally was a homemaker and had operated a farm along with her husband, Lloyd, for many years.
She is survived by her children, Carol Stokely and Roger Gammons, both of Newport; and grandchildren, Dale Stokely of Jefferson City and John Gammons of Newport.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Pastor Claude Villemaire officiating. Interment will be in the Resthaven Memorial Garden.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

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