Miscellaneous Hamblen County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BACON, MABEL LUCILLE RICKMAN, age 89, of Morristown, passed away January 20, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was a member of First Christian Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Bacon and parents, Marion Young and Lucy Rickman. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Norman E. and Beulah Bacon of Morristown, Ralph K. and Charlotte Bacon of Morristown; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; special friends at First Christian Church. Services will be 8 p.m. Friday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Greg Grant officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

COLLINS, GEORGE HENRY, SR., age 84, of Knoxville, formerly of Rutledge, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at UT Medical Center. He was a member of New Blackwell Baptist Church in Rutledge. Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his wife, Callie Hysel (Peggy Collins); brothers, Lester, L.C., Kyle and Ralph Collins; sisters, Laura Harbin and Erma Lee Mounger. Survivors are daughter and son-in-law, Glynda and Kenneth Beeler, with whom he made his home; sons and daughters-in-law, G.H. and Celia Collins and Gale and Evelyn Collins; grandchildren and spouses, Gwen and Rick Cameron, Cathy and James Wilson, Audrey and David Hurst and Chris and Cheri Collins; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Cory Atchley, Callie Hurst, Danny and Matthew Collins; sister, Pearl Walters and several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Hurst officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at New Blackwell Cemetery Friday at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge, TN. 

DAVIS, GEORGE, age 70, of Morristown died this morning at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Arrangements to be announced later by Allen Funeral Home.

EDENS, MYRTLE MONEYHUN, age 100 years, 10 months, of Rogersville, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 1999, at Heritage Manor in Rogersville. She was a long time member of Kincaid Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matt Edens; one son, Woodrow Edens; parents, Nicholas and Annis Moneyhun; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her children, one daughter and son-in-law, Eunice and Dallas Salyer of Kingsport; four sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Mary, Lora and Marie, Herbert and Judy and Bob Edens, all of Rogersville; fourteen grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren; many friends and neighbors. Friends will be received 6:30-8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville. The funeral will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Bob Boragine officiating. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 1999, in Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

GILBERT, BOBBIE, age 86, of Thorn Hill, went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. She was a member of Yellow Branch Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Charles Gilbert; son, Charles Gilbert Jr.; parents, Floyd and Jane Seals; sisters, Liddy Lawson, Mae Seals; brothers, Dick Seals, Tom Seals, Hoard Seals, all of Sneedville. Survivors: her son, Arlie W. Gilbert and daughter-in-law, Lucille; grandchildren, Billy Charles, Renee Gilbert, Jimmy Dean and Mary Gilbert; great- grandchildren, Misty Dawn Gilbert, Matthew Charles Gilbert, Christian Lee Gilbert, Faith Elizabeth Gilbert; sisters, Jessie Trent, Helen Seals. Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Sunday at Yellow Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Ramsey and Rev. Jerry Sexton officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in Red Bank Cemetery in Sevier County. The family will receive friends 7-9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HORNER, NELLIE M., age 78, of Morristown, passed away Thursday, January 21, 1999 at Heritage Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at Westside Chapel with Rev. Danny Vaughn officiating. Interment to follow in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HORTON, MARY LOUISE, age 73, of Dandridge, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon, January 21, 1999, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City. She was the daughter of the late Jack and Blanche Horton of Dandridge and was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Horton Jr., and Joe C. Horton; and a sister, Joyce Horton. She was a graduate of Carson-Newman College and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and was employed by the Agriculture Extension Service in Cocke County until her retirement. She was a faithful member of the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church of Newport. She is survived by two brothers, George Reeves Horton of Longmont, Colorado and John Bluford Horton of Squin, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening, January 22, 1999, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in Dandridge with Dr. David Green officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning, January 23, 1999, in the Dandridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday prior to services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church of Newport. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 162 East Meeting Street, Dandridge, Tennessee, 37760. Phone (423) 397-2711.

JOHNSON, OSCAR ANDREW, age 82, of Jefferson City, formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed way at 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening, January 21, 1999, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City following a brief illness. He was a member of the Covenant Life Church in Morristown and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. Mr. Johnson was a retired employee of the Jefferson City Water Works. Survivors include his wife, Pauline “Polly” Johnson of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Alice and Phillip Stapleton of Jefferson City, Joyce and Rick Stephens of Jefferson City, Nancy and Tommy Taylor of Chestnut Hill; son and daughter-in-law, James and Lisa Johnson of Jefferson City; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Hettie Chaffin of Virginia, and Dorothy Miller of Mountain City, Tennessee; brothers, Conley Johnson of North Carolina and Earl Johnson of Mountain City, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, January 24, 1999, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in Jefferson City with Reverend Sanford Cooper officiating. Interment to follow in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Saturday evening, January 23, 1999, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee, 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892.

MAPLES, EDITH OWENS, age 79, of Rt. 3, Rutledge, passed away Thursday, January 21, 1999, 11:38 a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Rutledge. Mrs. Maples was preceded in death by parents, Sam Wesley and Mary Molly (Hodge) Owens; an infant son, Cecil Edward Maples, and husband, Frank (Beeman) Maples. Survivors; sons, Jimmy Maples of the home; Franklin Maples, Morristown, TN.; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Edith Harbin, Edna and Carroll Carpenter, Lorene and Charles (Dickie) Ward, Sue and Victor Lynn, Linda and Vanoye Winstead, Dollie and Steve Winstead, all of Rutledge; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Hipshire and Rev. David Collins officiating. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Blue Springs Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.

WOODS, HENRY, age 74, of Morristown, passed away January 21, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a Army veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Woods and brother, James Woods. Survivors: son, Henry Wayne Woods of Morristown; granddaughter, Angelia Richard of Indianapolis, IN.; great-grandson, Donald Wayne Richard; brother, Chester Woods of TN.; sisters, Helen Parks of Ohio, Mary Woods of CA., Jean Jordan, Lillian Striplin, and Beatrice Bailey of Oliver Springs. Services will be 8 p.m. Saturday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Darrell Stapleton officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

BOATMAN, ELVIA GLADYS, age 89, of 7918 Country Scene Road, Knoxville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord Jesus, Sunday, January 24, 1999. Mrs. Boatman was of the Baptist faith and was currently a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church at Halls Crossroads. She was formerly a member of the McCoy Memorial Baptist Church in Elkhart, Indiana, Pueblo West Baptist Church in Pueblo West Colorado, the McCalla Avenue Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee and the First Baptist Church of Morristown, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Boatman and daughter, Betty Jo Boatman. Mrs. Boatman is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Dana and Joan Boatman of Knoxville; four grandchildren, Christine Dadisman of Merced, California, Dana Boatman III of Dallas, Texas, Jeffrey Boatman (Stephanie) of Alvaton, Kentucky, Caryn Trout (Tim) of Harlan, Kentucky. She also has six great-grandchildren; plus many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, at Mayes Mortuary, 444 West Main Street, Morristown, Tennessee. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary. Interment will be at Jarnagin Cemetery immediately following the service. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

CARROLL, WILLIAM RALPH “BUD,” age 63, of Morristown, passed away at his home January 23, 1999. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Tamzy Carroll and sister, Barbara Miley. Survivors: wife of 22 years, Nancy Carroll; children, Lisa Johnson of Morristown, Kathy Kite of Morristown, Rick Carroll of Mohawk, Ronald Carroll of Morristown; sisters, Wanda Brotherton of Morristown, Ruby Sinard of Morristown; brother, Carl Carroll of Morristown; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mayes Mortuary with Revs. Ralph Benfield and Jonathan Benfield officiating. Interment will be in Joseph Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

CROUCH, TIMOTHY MARK, age 38, of Morristown, TN., departed this life January 24, 1999 at UT Hospital in Knoxville, TN. Timothy professed faith in Christ at an early age and joined Montvue Baptist Church in 1968 and later attended Oak Grove Primitive Church of Bulls Gap, TN. Timothy will be sorely missed by his family. Timothy was preceded in passing by his grandparents, Bill and Vesta Futrell and Ethel and Elmer Crouch of Paducah, KY. Survivors: wife, Teresa Crouch; parents, Harold and Sue Crouch, all of Morristown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Kim Crouch of Correyton, TN., Cullen and Lucy Crouch of Talbott, TN.; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Jim Green of Jefferson City, TN.; special step-granddaughter, Masey Hipshire of Newport, TN.; nieces, Ginger Odom of Athens, TN., Adele Crouch of Correyton, Cindy Crouch of Knoxville; nephew, Clint Crouch of Knoxville; several aunt, uncles and cousins. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at Mayes Mortuary, Morristown, TN. Private service for the family to follow with Revs. Henry Wheeler, Dickie Watts and William Burton officiating. In lieu of flowers, family request memorial donations be made to the Building Fund of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Bulls Gap, TN., and Montvue Baptist Church, Morristown, TN. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

HARDISON, CAROL JEAN CLICK, age 76, of Landmark Drive, Morristown, died Sunday, January 24, 1999 at Baptist Hospital of Knoxville. She was born December 19, 1922 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Mildred Norris Miller and John Cluck. Preceded in death by her husband of 49 ½ years, Henry Alexander Hardison. Mrs. Hardison was a member of Hamblen Chapter No. 31 Order of the Eastern Star; a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City, and First United Methodist Church L.B.C. Organization. Survivors include sons, Henry A. Hardison Jr., of Dayton, Ohio, Philip I. Hardison of Knoxville, James A. Hardison of Knoxville, and Thomas D. Hardison of Morristown; daughters, Ruth C. Hardison Barhite of West Palm Beach, Florida, Alice T. Hardison, Showalter of Danville, Kentucky, Susan M. Hardison Hensley of Dalton, Georgia; eleven grandchildren; brother, John Robert Click of Ironton, Ohio. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City with Dr. Robert Reno officiating. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mayes Mortuary in Morristown. Pallbearers will be Phillip Showalter, John Showalter, Michael Hensley, Nicholas Hensley, William Barhite and Cooper Hardison. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

JARNIGAN, EVA LANE, age 65, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, January 23, 1999 at her home. She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her son, Randy; daughter, Angela; parents, Carlie and Lois Lane; sister Geneva Wolfe; and brothers, Frank, George and Freddy Lane. Survivors: her husband, Everette “Jack” Jarnigan; son, Donney Jarnigan and his wife Sharon of Morristown; sister, Shirley Holt of Bean Station; brothers, Jessie Lane of Thorn Hill, Carson Lane of Tazewell, Billy Lane of Thorn Hill; 1 grandchild, Alex Jarnigan; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Sheila Whitt of Morristown, Joyce Mills of New Market. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Dalton, Rev. Tommy Bowlin and Rev. Terry Dalton officiating. Interment Jarnigan Cemetery at Thorn Hill. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Monday night at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WOOD, LUCILLE M., age 68, of Jefferson City, passed away 4:30 a.m. January 24, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Retired from Carson-Newman College food service with 35 years of service. Survived by husband, Charles L. (Curley) Wood of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Oscar and Carolyn Wood; son, Mike Wood, all of Jefferson City; granddaughters, Kathy Alig, Ella Covington, both of Georgia, and Dana Gunter of Jefferson City, TN.; grandson, Rick Gunter of Sweetwater, TN.; great-granddaughter, Charly-Ann Alig and Nickie Gunter; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at Farrar’s Chapel with Reverend J. C. Morgan and Reverend Sonny Strange officiating. Interment to follow in Flat Gap Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening, from 7-9 p.m. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN. 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892. 

BUDA, ELIZABETH ANNE, age 50, of Knoxville, died at her home, Monday, January 25, 1999. She is survived by her parents, Charles A. “Z” and Annette Buda of Pigeon Forge, TN.; brother and sister-in-law, Charles A. Jr., and Mary Buda of Pigeon Forge, TN.; aunt and uncle, Betty and Fred Hardy of Stuart, Florida; aunt, Christina Buda of Newport; and several cousins and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Children’s Hospital of East Tennessee, 2018 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN. 37916; The Humane Society of the Knoxville Valley, 800 Millwood Road, Knoxville, TN., 37920; the Trinity United Methodist Church in Morristown, 425 Wilder, Morristown, TN., 37813, or a charity of choice. There will be a graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 until 2 at the cemetery. Manes Funeral Home in charge.

COMBS, DOROTHY ALENE, age 67, of Morristown, passed away January 24, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her father, Roy Combs. Survivors: mother, Dessie Combs; sister, Betty Crigger; special friend, Bertie Russell; nieces and nephews. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary with Dr. Byron Chamber officiating. Interment will be in Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday at Bertie Russell’s home. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

ELDRIDGE, MR. MERILEN, age 93, of New Tazewell, TN, passed away Jan. 23, 1999 at Claiborne County Hospital. Family received friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Coffey, Tazewell. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.

FILEGER, RUTH (GRANNY), age 71, of Sevierville, passed away Monday, January 25, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Funeral services to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

HARDISON, CAROL JEAN CLICK, age 76, of Landmark Drive, Morristown, died Sunday, January 24, 1999 at Baptist Hospital of Knoxville. She was born December 19, 1922 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Mildred Norris Miller and John Click. Preceded in death by her husband of 49 ½ years, Henry Alexander Hardison. Mrs. Hardison was a member of Hamblen Chapter No. 31 Order of the Eastern Star; a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City, N.A.R.F.E. and First United Methodist Church I.B.C. Organization. Survivors include sons, Henry A. Hardison Jr., of Dayton, Ohio, Philip L. Hardison of Knoxville, James A. Hardison of Knoxville, and Thomas D. Hardison of Morristown; daughters, Ruth C. Hardison Barhite of West Palm Beach, Florida, Alice T. Hardison, Showalter of Danville, Kentucky, Susan M. Hardison Hensley of Dalton, Georgia; eleven grandchildren; brother, John Robert Click of Ironton, Ohio. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City with Dr. Robert Reno officiating. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery. The family received friends Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mayes Mortuary in Morristown. Pallbearers will be Phillip Showalter, John Showalter, Michael Hensley, Nicholas Hensley, William Barhite and Cooper Hardison. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

ROBINSON, MRS. LILLIE FUGATE PARKEY, age 94, of Tallahassee, Florida, formerly of Tazewell, passed away Saturday in Tallahassee. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Burial in the Fugate Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.

SEXTON, ROY, age 81, of Bean Station, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Interment in Jarnagin Cemetery in Morristown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

BRITT, JOHN L., age 66, of Morristown, passed away at his home, January 26, 1999. He was a member of Lowland Baptist Church. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War. Preceded in death by his mother, Lexie Britt; father, Ralph Britt; brother, Fred Britt and sister, Ruby Cantwell. Survivors: wife of 44 years, Grace L. Britt; children, Debra Miller, John M. Britt, Rhonda Britt, Melissa Dowless and Crystal Britt; sons-in-law, Jerry Miller and Graham Dowless; daughter-in-law, Pam Britt; grandchildren, Amanda and Steve Waites, Alicia Miller, Mark Britt and John G. Dowless; sister, Mildred Cochran of Fla.; aunt, Callie Britt of S.C. Services will be 8 p.m. Thursday at Mayes Mortuary with Revs. Bill Crider and Murrel Ison officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Friday in Hamblen Memory Gardens with military honors by V.F.W. Post No. 5266. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lowland Baptist Church, Enka Hwy. In Loving Memory of John L. Britt. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

DEBORD, KENNETH H., Highway 31 Mooresburg, died Monday, January 25, 1999 at his residence. At the time of his death Mr. DeBord was retired, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mooresburg. Mr. DeBord was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Hugh and Pearl Richardson DeBord; one infant sister and two infant brothers. Survivors include one son, Brant DeBord of Milwaukee, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. George (Norma Lochiel) Livesay of Kingsport, Mrs. Gordon (Pauline) Hopson of Greeneville and Mrs. Ronald (Lillie) Dickenson of Kingsport; five brothers, Elmer DeBord, Clyde DeBord and Larry DeBord, all of Kingsport, Dwight DeBord of Church Hill and Hugh Kyle DeBord of Morristown; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Mr. DeBord are incomplete and will be announced later by Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville, TN.

EVANS, PAUL K., 84, of Bean Station, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. Funeral services to be announced later by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown.

FILEGER, RUTH (GRANNY), age 71, passed away Monday, January 25, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Fileger; parents, Russell LeRoy Bailey and Mary Lewis Bailey; brothers, Russell and George Bailey; son, Baby Boy Parks and two grandchildren. Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Whitacre and Linda Sue Parks of Morristown, Mary Lou Goodman and Laura Lee Childs of Jamestown, N.Y., and Nellie Mae Fellows of Shettfield, Pa.; son, Russell LeRoy Parks of Morristown; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Daisy Fileger of Warren, Pa., Estella Summerreski and Patricia Rexford of Fla.; brother, Dewert Bailey of Warren, Pa. Funeral services will be Friday, 2:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel with Rev. R.J. Seal officiating. Interment to follow in the Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SEXTON, ROY H., age 81, of Bean Station, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Born Feb. 18, 1917, reborn in Christ Feb. 26, 1949; a member of Noeton Missionary Baptist Church in Bean Station. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Nora Sexton; son, Doyle Sexton; granddaughter Dana Aldridge; brothers, Troy, Glenn, Harold, Arthur and Euel Sexton. Survivors: wife of 60 years, Christine Sexton; sons, Harold Sexton of Bean Station, TN., Bill Sexton of Pikeville, TN., Rev. Jerry Sexton of Morristown, TN.; daughters, Carolyn Jarnagin of Valdosta, Ga., Wanda Brady of Morristown, TN., Yvonne Cooper of Clinton, TN., Faye Harbin of Morristown, TN., Barbara Aldridge of Bean Station, TN., Shelia Jones of Richmond, Va.; daughters-in-law, Betty Sexton, Linda Sexton, Marsha Sexton; sons-in-law, Bobby Jarnagin, Rev. Jay Brady, Bob Cooper, Bill Harbin, David Aldridge, Carl Jones; 28 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three on the way; brother, Herman Sexton of Ohio; sisters, Ruby Fleenor of Virginia, Dorothy Guy of Texas, Omega Fuson of Kentucky; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Crider and Rev. Murrel Ison officiating. Interment in Jarnagin Cemetery in Morristown. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SMITH, CLYDE F., age 69, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Delsie Smith; daughters, Debra Moore and her husband Roy “Cas,” Judy Manning, Sandra Smith; sons and their wives, Craig Smith and Beth, Don Smith and Leshea; eight grandchildren. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Davis and Rev. Ernest Mullins officiating. Family and friends will meet 11:00 a.m. Friday at Hamblen Memory Gardens for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SPURGEON, KENNETH WAYNE, age 62, of New Market, went to be with the Lord, January 25, 1999. He was a member of Piedmont Baptist Church in New Market. He was a former employee of Magnavox in Jefferson City and Titan Tire of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dawson Spurgeon and Trula Agnes Spurgeon Knight. Survivors: wife of 39 years, Betty Jean Hopkins Spurgeon; sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy Wayne and Virginia Maxine of Jefferson City, Robert Dale and Kellie Denise of Morristown; grandchildren, Christopher, Brittney, KaLynn and Austin; brothers, Donald of Newport, Darrell and Tammie of Cosby; sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Harold Otto of Citra, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; special niece, Jessica Kanana Hopkins of Makakilo, Hawaii; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert L. and Mary Hopkins of Bean Station, Fred and Linda Hurst of Morristown, Gene and Christine Atkins of Bean Station, Ed Hopkins of Cleveland, TN., Bonnie Hopkins of Morristown; special friends in Christ are Wayne Brown of Jefferson City and Johnny Walker of White Pine. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Clyde Tilley and Rev. George Dotson officiating. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

BROOKS, UNA V., age 78, of Morristown, passed away Thursday, January 28, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Brooks; parents, Charlie and Lena Martin and brother, Estel Martin; Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Terry Stout of Morristown; step-grandchildren, Tim Stout of Boca Raton, Florida, April Clark of Hereford, North Carolina and Amber Stout of Morristown; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, 2:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel with Dr. Kenyn Cureton officiating. Interment followed in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family received friends Saturday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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FREEMAN, SERETTA M., “SISSY”, 82, of 210 East Louise , passed away Friday, Jan. 29, at M-H Hospital. Mrs. Freeman was born April 7, 1916 in Morristown, TN., to Samuel Wallace and Josephine Hale Walleye, and was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Elizabeth Moore Thomas, Gladys and Hazel Wallace; three brothers, James S. Wallace, Samuel Wallace Jr., and Albert Wallace. She is survived by husband, Alfred Freeman of California; two sisters, Mary K. Sanders, Estelle Powell of Detroit, Mich., and devoted nephews, George Moore, William Stokes; devoted niece, Billie Stokes, and several other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Mrs. Freeman was a member of Faith Temple COGIC. Family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 4 at Dockery’s Funeral Home from 6-7:30 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation. Graveside services will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. , Feb. 5, in City Cemetery., Elder Joseph Senter and Minister W. Hugh Rogers will officiate. Dockery Funeral Home in charge.

HARRIS, MR. FRANCIS CARLTON, age 61, of Morristown,, passed away Sunday, January 31, 1999. Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown in charge of funeral arrangements.

MASSENGILL, JOHNNY RAY, age 52, of 2248 Bacon Rd., Morristown, passed away Saturday morning at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Funeral services are Monday, 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel with Rev. Dale Gray and Rev. Roger Short officiating. Graveside services will be Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Sunderland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6:00 p.m. until time of services at 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel. Friends may also call at the home of his brother, James Massengill, at 2322 Montery Rd., in Talbott. Westside Chapel Funeral Home , Morristown, in charge of arrangements.

SHELTON, SARAH M., age 74, of White Pine, died Saturday evening, January 30, 1999 at Baptist Hospital of East TN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Andrew Shelton; sons, Albert, Johnny and Bobby Shelton; daughter, Vinetta Shelton; brothers, Hershell and Edward Turner. She is survived by her sons, Andrew Shelton of Morristown, John and Robert Shelton of Morristown, John and Robert Shelton of White Pine; daughters. C.L. Robbers of Del Rio, Nina Grisham of Morristown, Elgiva Moss of Bean Station, Ethel Mae Cagle of Del Rio, Debra Burchfeild of Del Rio; brother, Hayward Turner of Jonesville, S.C.,; sister, Millie Gregg of Jonesville, S.C., Annie Mae Turner of Del Rio; Edith Holliway of Hammond, Indiana; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Manes Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doug King officiating., with burial in Lee Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Manes Funeral Home. Manes Funeral Home in charge.

WATKINS, MRS. CORA RINES, age 87, of Robert Watkins Road, Talbott, passed away Friday, January 29, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon, February 1, 1999, at the Farrar Funeral Home Chapel in Jefferson City. The family received friends from 5- 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity or church of choice. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

WEST, EDGAR A. “EDDIE,” age 75, of Jefferson City, formerly of Rutledge, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning, January 30, 1999 at the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Mountain City, Tennessee following an extended illness. Mr. West was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Jefferson City; a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army, and was the son of the late Ulysses and Gertrude Williams West. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Alice Louise West of the home; sons, Fred West of Jefferson City and Robert West of Jefferson City; daughters, Barbara Sellers of Rutledge, Brenda Jones of Rutledge, Doris Duck of Rutledge, Carolyn Kuykendall of Jefferson City, and Kathy McGinnis of Jefferson City; step-sons, Larry Nicley of New Market and Ricky Nicley of Jefferson City; step-daughters, Betty Everhart of Jefferson City, Barbara Hall of Morristown, and Bonnie Dalton of Jefferson City; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Farrow of Rutledge; brothers, Roy West of Rutledge, and Amos West of Rutledge; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Monday evening, February 1, 1999, in the Farrar Funeral Home Chapel in Jefferson City with Reverend Lester Byrd officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, February 2, 1999, at Farrar Funeral Home and proceed to Jefferson Memorial Gardens for an 11:00 a.m. graveside and interment service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday evening prior to services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home , 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37660 (4230 475-3892.

WINSTEAD, FRANK, age 77, of Washburn, was born Sept. 26, 1921, passed away on Jan. 31, 1999 at Mountainview Veterans Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II. He earned a Good Conduct Medal, A.P. Service Ribbon, 4 Bronze Service Stars, A Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and one Bronze Star. He was saved in a fox hole in the Guadacanal of the Solomon Islands. He was preceded in death by two sons, Darrell and Danny and one grandchild, Tony Wayne Satterfield. survived by wife, Lucy Winstead of Washburn; son and daughters-in-law, Ronnie ”Cotton” and Marcella Winstead of Bean Station; daughter, Ruth Ann Satterfield of Bean Station; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gary Wallen of Morristown, Darlene and Wayne Coffman of Morristown; eight special grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Janeway Cemetery with military services. Family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Monday , Feb. 1, 1999 at Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.

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