Miscellaneous Cocke County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Clayton Woodrow Norwood
Died: 09/21/1999
Clayton Woodrow Norwood, age 84, of Del Rio, entered into eternal life Monday, September 20, 1999.
He received an honorable discharge from the US Army on September 23, 1945, serving with Company B 44th Armored Infantry.
He was a sgt. tank commander with campaigns included invasion of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and served with Indian Head Division 741st Tank Battalion in the Ardennes Mountains.
He received the EAME Theater Ribbon with five bronze stars and an oak leaf, distinguished unit citation cluster, good conduct ribbon, purple heart, being wounded in Belgium December 21, 1944.
He retired from Burlington Industries and was also a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cedia Virginia Morgan-Norwood; son, Russell Elliot; and beloved grandson, David Jack Rowland; parents, John Rubin and Jessie Baker Norwood; sister, Dovie Miller, (Gastonia, North Carolina); and brothers, Dayton Norwood (Spartenburg, South Carolina) Harrison Norwood, (Del Rio) Lewis Harding Norwood (Del Rio) Everett Norwood (Gastonia, North Carolina) Junior Norwood (Newport).
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Sherrill M. and Marsha Norwood, of Dandridge, Glen W. and Selma N. Norwood, of Hot Springs, North Carolina; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Rowland and Tommy Kessinger and Vonda and Jeff Grigsby, of Del Rio; grandchildren, Tonia Leigh and Jason Norwood, of Del Rio, Melania Moore-Bailey and Steve Moore, of Newport, Glenn Scott Norwood, of Newport, and Brian Norwood, of Austin, Texas; five great-grandchildren; sister, Leona Youngblood and husband, A.J., of Geneau, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Margaret Shouse, of Morristown, Pearl Norwood, and Dorothy Norwood, of Del Rio, Desmond Norwood, of Newport, Jean Norwood, of Gastonia, North Carolina, Frances Morgan, of Moore, South Carolina, and Frances Morgan, of Campobello, North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mulberry Gap United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Caughorn and Dr. F. Byron Chambers offciating. Interment will be in the Mulberry Gap Cemetery.
The body will lie in state from 1:30 til 2 p.m. at the church.
Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Guy Ambrose
Died: 09/24/1999
Mr. Guy Ambrose, age 88, of Newport, passed away Tuesday, September 21, at Mariner Health of Newport.
He was retired from the County Highway Department and was a former employee of the State Highway Department.
He was a member of McGaha’s Chapel Church and had served as a deacon for approximately 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Ambrose, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Carroll and Sharon Ambrose, of Newport; daughter, Pat Breeden, of Cosby; grand-daughter, Brittany Ambrose, of Newport; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Chris and Paula Breeden, of Cosby; and a very special little girl, Jamie Alice Breeden.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening, September 23, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 24, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Newman and Rev. Cleo Williamson officiating. Interment will be in Ambrose Family Cemetery.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ercel Lee Barlowe
Died: 09/25/1999
Ercel Lee Barlowe, age 76, of Bybee, died Thursday evening, September 23, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital.
He retired from the United States Navy after 21 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oren James and Lizziebell (Bell) Barlowe; and his brother, Omer Barlowe.
He is survived by his wife, Allene Brown Barlowe, of Bybee; sons, Thomas James Barlowe, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Michael Lee Barlowe, of West Des Moines, Iowa, and James Carlson Barlowe, of England; daughters, Ruth Barlowe Williams, of Marion, North Carolina and Elizabeth Barlowe Hunter, of Garner, North Carolina; brothers, Rev. Frank Barlowe, of Hickory, North Carolina and Amberse Barlowe, of Marion, North Carolina; brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Margie Barlowe, of Morristown; sisters, Goldie Condrey, of Asheville, North Carolina, Edith Hollifield, of Marion, North Carolina, and Frances Dillingham, of Swannanoa, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Stokely Chapel Church with Rev. Dale Hayes and Rev. Junior Loveday officiating. Burial will be in the Stokely Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday evening at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Daniel F. Dubose
Died: 09/25/1999
Mr. Daniel F. Dubose departed this life on September 22, 1999, after a brief illness.
Mr. Dubose was a member of the East Side Baptist Church, in Milton, Florida, where he served as a deacon for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Julia Dubose, of Milton, Florida; a daughter and son-in-law, Rev. Cline and Jean Carolyn (Carol) Franklin, of Newport; two granddaughters and their husbands, Mary Julia (Julie) and Scott Ward and Janey Maria and Roger Cutshall; three great-granddaughters, Shannon Ward, Erin Ward, and Stacey Cutshall, all of Greeneville; and two brothers, O.C. Dubose, of Mobile, Alabama and Hubert Dubose, of Milton, Florida.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening at the Manes Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Stokely Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Cline Franklin and Rev. JR Loveday officiating. Acting pallbearers will be Scott Ward, Roger Cutshall, Danny Campbell, J.T. Smith, Gene Campbell, and Steve Renner.
Our many thanks for all the cards, flowers, food, and most of all, prayers and friendship. They mean more than anything at a time like this.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Jason Hal Dunn
Died: 09/25/1999
Mr. Jason Hal Dunn, age 26, of Newport, died Friday, September 24, at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.
He is survived by his daughter, Jaylon Dunn, of Cosby; the mother of his daughter, Shea Carver, of Cosby; mother, Vonda McGaha, of Newport; brother, Lucas McGaha, of Newport; and grandmother, Lois Ogle, of Hartford. Additional survivors include several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The family received friends Saturday, September 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 26, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Chapel with Rev. Frank Bell officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Hill
Died: 09/25/1999
Jack Hill, age 56, of Newport, died Saturday morning, September 25, 1999, at the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee.
He is survived by his sister, Peggy Maydak, of Cincinnati, Ohio; nieces, Ginger Caughron, of Newport and Sheri Maydak, of Cincinnati, Ohio; nephews, Matthew and Jason Maydak, of Cincinnati, Ohio; special friend, Gail Taylor, of Newport; and four great-nieces.
The funeral will be 8 p.m. Monday at the Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Frank Bell officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the funeral at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Beatrice Ann Turner
Died: 09/25/1999
Beatrice Ann Turner, age 30, of Newport, died Friday, September 24, 1999 at UT Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ashley Nichole Turner.
She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Leann Turner, of Newport; father, Junior Sutton, of Newport; mother, Anna Ruth Sutton, of Jefferson City; brother, Richard Allen Sutton, of Newport; sisters, Kay Hill, of Greeneville, and Brenda Sutton and Christina Sutton, both of Newport; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends, Debbie Dyke, Kim Samples, Missy Belda, Dena Garver, and Ray Presnell.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Manes Funeral Home West Chapel with Rev. Allen Williams and Rev. Darrell Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening in the Manes Funeral Home West Chapel.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Paul J. Machala
Died: 10/01/1999
Paul J. Machala, 57, of Greenfield, Indiana, died suddenly Wednesday, September 29, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana.
He was employed as a mechanical engineer at Thermo Transfer in Selbyville, Indiana; and a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Greenfield, Indiana, and All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen A. (Bobak) Machala of Greenfield, Indiana; sons, David P. Machala of Indianapolis, Indiana, Matthew A. Machala of Morton, Illinois, Michael P. Machala of Greenfield, Indiana, and Andrew “A.J.” Machala of Greenfield, Indiana; daughters, Jennifer A. Machala of Newport and Kristen M. Machala of Indianapolis, Indiana; parents, Joeseph and Jeanette Machala of Rossford, Ohio; and sisters, Eleanor Kotowicz of Rossford, Ohio, and Marie Kills of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, Ohio, with interment following the services in the Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the A.J. Machala Trust Fund by contacting the Erlewein Mortuary, 1484 W. U.S. 40 Greenfield, Indiana, 317-467-4918.

Debra Wilson Strom
Died: 10/04/1999
Debra Kay Wilson Strom, of Bybee, went to be with her Lord October 1, at the age of 43.
She was a member of Northport Baptist Church in Newport. She graduated from Madison High School in 1974 and was a 1996 graduate of Walters State Community College with an associate degree in nursing. She was employed at Heritage Center of Morristown.
Debra was the daughter of Emma Lou Wambles, of Walnut, North Carolina and Bruce George Wilson, of Asheville, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by a son, Gabriel Kirk Strom and a twin brother, Bobby Ray Wilson.
She is survived by one daughter, Lori Frances Strom, of the home; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce and Janice Wilson, of Morristown, Dale and Geraldine Wilson, of Madison County, North Carolina, Wesley Bullman, of the home, and Jonathan and Janice Bullman, of Fallon, Nevada; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Gail and Johnny Cook, of Walnut, North Carolina, Terry and Eddie Dearnley, of Valdese, North Carolina, and Sherry Swartz, of Walnut, North Carolina; nineteen nieces and nephews; and numerous special friends and extended family.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Northport Baptist Church with Rev. Charles McGill and Rev. Ray Wilson officiating. The body will lie-in-state from 1 to 2 p.m. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Roy Scott Ball
Died: 10/12/1999
Roy Scott Ball, 80, passed away Wednesday evening at his home in Waterville following an apparent heart attack.
He was a member of the Brown Missionary Baptist Church.
Scott was a veteran of WWII.
He had worked for the Carolina Power and Light Co. for 29 years before his retirement in 1980.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jewell Ball.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Messer Ball of Waterville; children, Glenn Ball of Waterville and Dean Ball and his wife, Pat, of White Pine; sisters, Bethonia Smith and Goldia McGaha, both of Millville, New Jersey, and Belva Carver of Newport; brothers, Junior Ball of Newport and Dan Ball of Hartford; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred Cagle and Rev. Lynn Hartsell officiating. Interment in the White Cemetery on Mt. Sterling.
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.

Allene Hall Cogdill
Died: 10/12/1999
Allene Hall Cogdill, 72, of Newport, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, October 10, following a lengthy illness.
She was a member of Thompson Branch Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Rev. Willie and Leora Hall; daughter, Pamela White; son, Willie J. Cogdill; and sisters, Dora Rains, Ruby Shelton and Nora Leatherwood.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Olenis Cogdill of Newport; daughters and sons-in-law, Norma Coggins and J.R. Brown of Bybee, and Brenda and Bill Ford of Newport; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Charlotte Cogdill, Dean and Ginger Cogdill and Randy Cogdill, all of Newport; grandchildren, Joey and Mitchal Cogdill, Melissa Ramsey, Jackie Harris, Johnny and Norman Coggins, Eric and Rufus Ford, Roger and Adam Cogdill, Angel Cogdill, Allison Williams, and Miranda White, all of Newport; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Coggins of Hartford; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Williamson and Rev. Jerry Raines officiating. Interment will be at Shady Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Geneva M. Henderson
Died: 10/12/1999
Geneva M. Henderson passed away October 11 in Nashville.
She had earned a master’s degree in English from UT-Knoxville and a degree in library science from Peabody College.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert R. Henderson of Nashville; mother, Odrie Maynard of Del Rio; brother and sister-in-law, Gilmer and Isabell Maynard Jr. of Hot Springs, North Carolina; and niece and her husband, Sherry and Len Frisbee of Del Rio.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dorland Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Roesch-Patton, Austin, Bracey and Chariton Funeral Home in Nashville and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Manes Funeral Home in Newport.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Cyndy Lou Nunley
Died: 10/12/1999
Cyndy Lou Nunley, of Morristown, born in 1957, left this earth to be with our Lord on Tuesday, October 5, 1999.
Survived by parents, Billy F. Nunley and Joann W. Nunley; sister, Vicky Ann Larkin and husband, Terry Larkin; brother, Michael A. Nunley and wife, Lori B. Nunley; grandmother, Verna T. Nunley; aunts, Nina Wise, and husband, Walter Wise; Ernestine Love and husband, John Love; and Janet Jones and husband, Ernest Jones; uncles, Glenn Waldroup and wife, Jewel Waldroup, and Larry Waldroup and wife, Mary Waldroup; and many close cousins.
Graveside service was held Saturday, October 9.

Dylan Stephens Powers
Died: 10/12/1999
Dylan Stephen Powers, of Newport, born September 20, 1999, died October 9, 1999, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville.
He is survived by his parents, Angelia and Daniel Powers of Newport; brother, Tyler Powers of Newport; and grandparents, Lonas (Cotton) and Eleanor Jenkins of Cosby and Sylvia and Robert Norfieet of Miamisburg, Ohio.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Manes Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Williamson officiating, with burial in Williams Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Texis Francis Stinnett
Died: 10/12/1999
Mrs. Texie Francis Stinnett, 75, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 9, at her home.
She was a devoted homemaker.
Mrs. Stinnett was of the Church of God faith.
She is survived by her daughter, Deanna Kear, of Dandridge; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Vicki and Jimmy Strickland; and great-grandson, Jonathan Strickland, all of Dandridge.
The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday evening at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.
The family and friends met at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Dunn Cemetery for the 11 a.m. graveside service with Pastor John Crabtree and Pastor Roger Whaley officiating. Interment was in the Dunn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, all donations will be appreciated.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth J. Williams
Died: 10/12/1999
Ruth J. Williams, 64, of Newport, passed away Sunday night at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville after a short illness.
She was a member of the Cosby Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Zora Jenkins; and her brother, Roe Jenkins.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jack Williams, of Cosby; sons and daughters-in-law, Timmy and Deborah Williams and Mark and Judy Williams, all of Cosby; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Bobby Phillips of Sevierville; grandchildren, Denise Pointer of Melbourne, Florida, Travis, Megan and Jordan Williams of Cosby, and Tiffany Lawson and Heather Norton, both of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Chase Lipman of Melbourne, Florida, and Jake Phillips of Knoxville; sisters, Reva Cutshaw of Newport and Roma Brown of Cosby; and brothers, Ray and Royce Jenkins of Cosby.
Services will be Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Olie Williamson officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Huskey Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Brown Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge.

Clara J. Bethel
Died: 10/15/1999
Clara J. Bethel passed away at her home at 321 White Oak Street, Newport, on October 10. She was a member of New Zion AME Church.
After graduating from school in Newport, she moved to New York City, where she lived for many years.
While living in New York, she pursued, completed and became certified in several areas of health care and other occupations, to include cosmetology, seamstress work and tailoring.
She enjoyed serving the world and became well traveled after she retired as a postal employee.
Her travels included many visits to Europe and the Holy Land and other areas of the Mediterranean, the United States, and the West Indies.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Naomi Jack; husband, Earl Bethel; twin sisters, Lorene Dixon and Pauline Williams; and brother Steve Smith Jr.
She is survived by her devoted nieces and nephews, Patricia Badgett of Knoxville, Shirley Davis of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bernard Dixon, Laurel, Maryland, and Steve Smith Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada; other special relatives and friends include the Robinson, Nelson Dawson, and Dockery families, Armette Vance, Deloris Branner, Jackie Collins, Theresa Allen, Dorothy Olden, Katie Peak, Adelaide Swagerty, and Mervin and Essie Barton, all of Newport; a devoted nephew, Charles Badgett Sr. of Knoxville; and other special cousins and friends of Knoxville are Bobby J. Hill, Kenneth Badgett, and Kenneth Bussell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Manes Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday prior to the services.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert E. Farmer
Died: 10/15/1999
Robert E. Farmer, 94, died quietly at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Jones, on October 12, 1999.
The son of Robert Leslie and Addie Conner Farmer, he was born October 20, 1904, in Florence, South Carolina, and spent his early years there.
He was educated in the Florence public schools and at Clemson University from which he received a B.S. in civil engineering in 1927.
In 1929, he married Katharine H. Watson of Knoxville, Tennessee, who predeceased him in 1989.
His professional career included several positions with Stokely Foods, Inc., first at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, then at Newport, Tennessee, and at Sevierville, Tennessee, where he was plant manager in the 1950’s and 1960’s. During the long period of his retirement from professional activity he tastefully designed, made, and refinished furniture and cultivated many fruitful country gardens at his home in Dutch Bottoms, Cocke County.
He will be especially remembered for his patience, good humor, and generous spirit, and for the love he brought to his final role as patriarch to a large, diverse family.
He is survived by a son, Robert E. Farmer Jr., Thunder Bay, Ontario; two daughters, Anne Myers, Talbott, Tennessee, and Elizabeth Jones, Knoxville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Youth Fund of First Baptist Church of Newport, Tennessee, where he was a long-time member and deacon emeritus.
A memorial service will be held Friday, October 15, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church, Newport, with Dr. Charlie Boggan presiding.
The family will receive friends following the service.

Paul D. O’Dell
Died: 10/15/1999
Paul D. O’Dell, 87, of Newport, died Wednesday, October 13, at Mariner Health of Newport.
He worked for the United States Postal Service for many years.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Charlene O’Dell of Unicoi; daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Jack Bible of New Market; four grandchildren, Mark, Phillip and Willie Pratt of Newport, and Virginia Mercer of Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Ruth Buckner of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Carr officiating, with burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge.

Clifford R. White
Died: 10/15/1999
Clifford R. White, 70, of Newport, died October 13 at Mariner Health of Newport.
He was retired from Detroit-Gasket.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in the Korean War.
Survivors: children, James Larry (Linda) White of Newport, Sandra (Charles) Brady of Newport, and Melissa (Charlie) Ottinger of Newport; sister, Unavee Cobble of Newport; grandsons, Jason White, Josh Brady, and Jordan Ottinger, all of Newport; and several nieces and nephews and special friends.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home on Thursday, October 14.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 15, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry Raines and Dr. Frank Bell officiating. Interment will be in the Hartsell Cemetery (Bogard).
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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