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ALDER, PAUL V., age 65, of Tipp City, died Monday, February 1, 1999 at Upper Valley Medical Center. He was retired from GM Delco Moraine, and was also a farmer. He was a member of the Trotwood Masonic Lodge No. 755, and Scottish Rite; Ohio Horseman’s Council; member Miami County Democratic Party. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Willa Mae Alder. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Richard V. and Suzanne Alder of Tipp City, Rodney Alder and Virginia Lewis of Huber Heights; granddaughter, Lee Laura Alder; sisters and brother-in-law, Joanne and Mark Horner of TN., Polly Riley of TN., Betty Jean Baker of TN.; the mother of his children, Evelyn Alder; special friends, Dorothy Neeley and Frances Trent, also numerous relatives and friends. Funeral service will be Thursday 2:00 p.m. at the Terebinski Funeral Home, 11900 N. Dixie Dr., Tipp City, OH., with Rev. Joe Haase officiating. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday 12-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for crippled and burned children. Terebinski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

ELLISON, JEWELL PUFFENBARGER, age 57, of 5720 Sunset Lane, Morristown, passed away Saturday, January 30, 1999, at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Edgar G. Puffenbarger. Survivors include: husband, James Ellison of Morristown; sons, Adam Ellison of New Orleans, La., Scott and Anna Ellison and James of Sweden; mother, Lucille G. Puffenbarger of Warm Springs, Va.; sisters, Imogene P. Boyette of Warm Springs, Va., Libby P. Ginger of Clifton Forge, Va. The family of Mrs. Ellison will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evening at Mayes Mortuary in Morristown. The body will then be taken to McLaughlin Funeral Home in Hot Springs, Va., for a visitation Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, February 5, 1999 at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Warm Springs Cemetery. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

FORD, MILDRED INMAN, age 70, of Knoxville, passed away February 1, 1999 at her home. Member of Cumberland Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Martin and Myra Inman; brothers, Clarence, Martin, and Louis Inman. Survived by husband, Robert Henry Ford; son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Judy Ford; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane Ford, Kay and Rick Dunn and Tina and Johnny Moon, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Andrea, Jeremy, Jessica, Victor, Megan, Lindsay, Cody, Samantha, and Tayler; great-grandchild, Sydney; sister, Stella Long of Colorado. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Cumberland Baptist Church, 5600 Western Ave. Reverends Gene Fleming and Brad Bull officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel. McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements.

GILMER, GEORGIA A., age 82, of 1459 Devault Street, Apt. 21D, Morristown, TN., passed away February 1, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare. She was a member of Buffalo Trail Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy Gilmer. Survivors: children, Tim Gilmer, Tony Gilmer, Shirley Dukes, David Gilmer and Lois Britt, all of Morristown; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary with Dr. Kenyn Cureton officiating. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buffalo Trail Baptist Church. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

HARRIS, F.C. “BUDDY,” age 61, of Morristown,, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999. He was retired from Magnavox and was preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Jane Harris; son, Richard Carlton Harris; three brothers and one sister. Survivors: daughters, Michelle Harris, Angie Griffin and her husband, Jeff; grandsons, Brandon Harris, Caleb Griffin; sister, Ruby Crider; brother, Charlie “Pete” Harris; adopted sister, Doris Seals; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Byron Chambers officiating. Family and friends will meet 11:00 a.m. Wednesday for interment at Creech’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MCDANIEL, ETTA T., 85, of New Market, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.

OWENS, EDNA C., 53, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, January 31, 1999, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare. She was preceded in death by her parents, Connell and Lena Carr. She was of the Holiness faith. Survivors include her husband, Estel Owens; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Sharon Owens, Kenny and Melinda Owens, and Steve and Kim Owens, all of Morristown; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Crayne officiating. Interment will follow in Roe Junction Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

STANDEFUR, ARLIN, age 64, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, February 1, 1999, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

WITHERS, BETTY ANN KIRK, of Morristown, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. Funeral arrangements to be announced later by Stubblefield Funeral Home of Morristown.

BILLINGSLEY, MARY PAULINE, age 86, of Talbott, TN., formerly of Holly Springs, MS., born Jan. 24, 1913 in LaFayette, Co., died on Feb. 2, 1999 of cancer at home, Talbott, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Clyde Billingsley Sr.; son, Ira Clyde Billingsley Jr. She was a member of Alpha Baptist Church, Morristown, TN. and a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Rachel Webb and her husband, Sammy of Talbott; granddaughter, Lisa Carol Webb, Nashville, TN. Graveside service will be at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs with Brother Harvey Scott officiating. Holly Springs Funeral Home in charge.

BROOKS, REV. COLBY, age 55, Cedar Fork Rd. Tazewell, passed away Thursday at his home. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.

COUCH, REV. JAMES DELMER, born July 9, 1922, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 4, 1999. He was a minister in the Church of God for 52 years and a veteran of World War II. Rev. Couch was preceded in death by his mother and father, Margret and Estill Couch; his son, Kenneth; daughter, Barbara and granddaughter, Amy Nicole Sizemore. Survivors include his wife, Mary Cornett Couch; sons and their wives, James and Shirley, Jesse and Debbie, Ruben and Tracy of Bean Station, Mike and Vella of Jefferson City; daughters and their husbands, Polly and Eddie Sizemore of Wooten, Ky., Margie and Wayne Gross of Indianapolis, IN., Lucille and Roger Coffey of Bean Station, Mary Jane and David Hammons of Greeneville, Elizabeth and Jan Reed and their daughter, Tiffany of Bean Station; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Ruben, Charles, Norman, Carl, Billy and Robert; sisters, Charolett Farmer, Mildred Richards, and Katherine Baker; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services 7:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Lanter, Rev. Paul Sexton and Rev. Raymond Long officiating. Family and friends will meet for interment 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Bean Station Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors by V.F.W. Post 5266. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GARRETT, JAMES ROBERT, born August 3, 1920, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, afternoon February 3, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Mr. Garrett was a man with great spirit, and was loved by all he touched. He was a member of the Talbott Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Talbott and was preceded in death by his parents, B.B. and Edith Garrett. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Walker Garrett; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Jean Garrett; daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Stuart Houpt, and Linda and James D. Swann; grandchildren, Hobie Houpt and wife Susan Houpt, Allan Houpt and Jinger Wilson, Donna (Garrett) Breeden and husband, Richard Breeden, Kristin (Swann) Depew and husband Jeff Depew, James D. Swann II and wife Tricia Swann, and Mark Garrett; great-grandchildren, Courtney Houpt, Alysha Houpt, Casey Houpt, and Jake Depew; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Kathleen Garrett; sister, Pauline Garrett; and brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law, Lucille Corbett, Fred and Bea Walker, Doris and Charles Briggs, Effie and Vern Cox, Mary Nell Widner, S.G. and Rosie Walker, and Louise Lawson; and nieces, Janice Garrett Thomas, Edna Garrett Cureton, and Sandra Garrett Key; and other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening, February 5, 1999, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in Jefferson City, with Reverend Richard Snowden officiating. Family and friends will gather 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning February 6, 1999 at the funeral home to proceed to Jefferson Memorial Gardens for a 11:00 a.m. graveside interment service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Talbott Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 116, Talbott, TN. 37877. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN. 37760. Phone (423)-475-3892.

GARST, DANIEL PAUL, JR., age 71, 1913 Birdie Street, died Thursday, February 4, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Garst was a native of Washington County, TN., and the son of the late Daniel Paul Garst Sr., (Dec. 1966) and Cora B. Oliver Garst (Dec. 1997). He was a retired Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was also retired from Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Garst attended Pinecrest Baptist Church He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Rhea Masonic Lodge. Mr. Garst was preceded in death by his first wife, Zenia Hurt Garst; and one sister. Survivors include: his wife, Frances Taylor-Garst, of the home; four brothers, William W. Garst and Robert C. Garst, both of Crossville, TN., Thomas G. Garst, Jonesborough, and Joseph R. Garst, Johnson City; four sisters, Genia Marie McAmis, Greenville, Geraldine Garst, Jonesborough, Shirley Ann Ayers, Starr, S.C., and Judy K. Holly, Johnson City; two step-children, Dr. Doug Taylor, Morristown, and Jane Taylor Conkin, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Dr. Chad Rittenhouse and Rev. Haven Lowe will officiate. Pallbearers will be: Jack White. Phil White, Jack Norris, Dave Jackson, Harold Stevens, and Bill Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be: Paul Lilly, Fred Witty, Ralph Oliver, and Mr. Garst’s nephews. Graveside services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Sunday from the Grindstaff Cemetery in Limestone Cove. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for those services. For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Farris Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29605. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Morris-Baker. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

GRATZ, JAMES DAVID (JIMMY), age 41, passed away at his home in Jackson, Michigan, Feb. 3, 1999. He was preceded in death by his father, David Gratz, also of Jackson, Mich.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gratz of Morristown; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hodge of Morristown. Survivors: mother, Mary Alice Hodge Gratz; brother, Jeff Gratz, and nephew, Casey Gratz, all of Jackson, Mich. He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends. Everyone who knew Jimmy loved him. Arrangements at this time are incomplete.

HOWARD, WESLEY C., age 66, of Clowers Drive, Knoxville, passed away suddenly at 7:10 p.m. Thursday evening, February 4, 1999, at Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee, 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

LAWSON, FRANCES M., 62, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was a member of Holston Memorial Baptist Church. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Fielden Chapel. Interment 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. Fielden Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MURPHY, MR. HOWARD L. age 50, of 138 Montrose Ave., Morristown, passed away Monday, Feb. 1 at his home. He was employed by Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare in the Dietary Dept. He was preceded in death by father, Prince Theodore Murphy. Survivors: mother, Elizabeth Murphy of Pinehurst, N.C.; (son) Jefferey of Morristown; other relatives and friends in North Carolina and Morristown. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Morristown. He was a former drummer for the Sensational Stans Gospel Singers. Funeral arrangements will be held in N.C., on Saturday. The body is at Percell Funeral Home, 953 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, N.C. Telephone 1-910-693-1147. Local arrangements by Dockery Funeral Home.

SIMPSON, CHARLES FOSTER, 72, passed away February 4, 1999 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was a member of Thorn Hill Baptist Church and a retired veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps after serving for 22 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge Starlight 16; V.F.W. Post No. 5266; D.A.V. Chapter 59, the Elks Lodge; founded the local chapter of the NAACP of Morristown in 1967; and a past Deputy Sheriff. Mr. Simpson was owner and operator of Simpson Mortuary for many years in Morristown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stella Foster Simpson and Herbert Simpson. Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Charles of Rogersville, Virginia Smith, and Gaynell Scott of Morristown; one son, Charles “Bo” Simpson of Morristown; two brothers, James Lee Simpson of Middleton, Ohio and Kenneth Simpson of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a devoted companion, Joyce Snapp and a best friend, Hazel Simpson; and devoted son-in-law, Eddie Charles Jr. Funeral services will be 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at Allen Funeral Home with the Reverend Pete Ford and Pastor Fred Oliver officiating. Military graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning at the City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. prior to the services. The family will also receive friends at 2256 Crown Circle or 1320 Virginia Avenue in Morristown. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

STAMEY, ROBERT E., age 62, of 1121 Sunset Drive, Talbott, TN., passed away Thursday afternoon, February 4, 1999 at his home following a brief illness. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church of Morristown and was a self employed post steel contractor. Son of the late Ervin and Mary Brown Stamey. Survivors: wife, Ann Carpenter Stamey of Talbott; daughter, Treva Woodward of Morganton, N.C.; sons, Kenneth Stamey of Morganton, N.C., Roger Stamey of Mocksville, N.C.; step-daughter, Denise Jones of Newland, N.C.; step-sons, Randall Loveless of Valdosta, Ga., Verlin Loveless of Talbott, TN.; sisters, Betty Stamey of Trexel, N.C., and Virginia Hayes of Valdese, N.C., 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services, Saturday, February 6, 1999, 8:00 p.m. at the Victory Baptist Church, Dearing Rd., Morristown, TN., with Dr. David Sumner officiating. Interment graveside services, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Dandridge, TN. Family will receive friends, Saturday evening 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Victory Baptist Church prior to services. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 162 E. Meeting St., Dandridge, TN., (423) 397-2711.

THOMAS, GLENN PRESTON, age 85, of Lynchburg, Virginia, formerly of Knox County, Tennessee, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Friday, February 5, 1999, at Carrington Nursing Home in Virginia following an extended illness. He was a member of the Marbledale Baptist Church in Knoxville, and was a retired truck driver with 20 years of service. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Otha and Annie Thomas; a sister, Mary Sue Thomas Mowery; and two brothers, Herbert and Lloyd Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Solomon Thomas of Virginia; sons, Clark M. Thomas of Port Deposit, Maryland and Robert C. Thomas of Rustburg, Virginia; granddaughter, M. Anne Thomas Doyle of Boulder, Colorado; grandson, R.O. Bickington Thomas of Richmond, Virginia; sisters, Maude T. Smith of Seymour, Pauline Branch of Knoxville, Edith Hancock of Strawberry Plains, Evelyn Branson of Strawberry Plains, Margaret Ann Bennett of Knoxville, and Ruby Lane of Powell; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Thomas of Knoxville; brothers, George Thomas of Arizona, Frank Thomas of Strawberry Plains, and Charles Thomas of Jefferson City; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 1999, in the Asbury Cemetery with Reverend Alfred Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday evening, February 6, 1999 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760. Phone (423) 474-3892.

BROOKS, REV. COLBY, age 55, Cedar Fork Rd, Tazewell, passed away
Thursday at his home. The family received friends 7-9 p.m. Friday and
Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home Tazewell. Funeral service 3:00 p.m.
Sunday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Burial in the Irish
Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Claiborne County Memorial
Honor Guard. Coffey Funeral Home Tazewell in charge of arrangements.

BUSSELL, MRS. MARY ALBERTA, age 73, of Harrogate, Tenn., passed away
Friday morning at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. The family received
friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday and also will receive friends 7-9 p.m. on
Sunday at Coffey Funeral Home in Harrogate. Funeral service 2:00 p.m.
Monday at Little Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in the
Hazelwood Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate, in charge of
arrangements.

CANTWELL, BILLY LEE (BILL), age 73, of Grainger County, entered into
eternal rest February 6, 1999, at his farm surrounded by his loving
family. Bill was born to the late Jack Elisah and Estelle Cantwell on
January 16, 1926, and preceded in peace by his brothers Clarence and
Dale. He was a loving husband, father, grandfa-ther, great-grandfather
and friend to all those who knew him and will miss him greatly. Bill
shared the fellowship of God at New Prospect and Narrow Val-ley Baptist
Churches and served as an ordained Deacon from 1951. He also served as
Choir Leader for Narrow Valley Baptist Church. Bill retired from the
Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and continued to work the land as a
respected farmer in Grainger County. Bill also served as Commander of
American Legion Post #119. He is survived by his wife Frances; his
sisters, Aileen Kidwell of Rutledge, and Ruth Roberts of Bean Station;
his brother, Jack Cantwell of Rutledge; three daughters, Judy Kennedy of
Morristown, Billie Cantwell and Kathy Blackwelder, both of Knoxville;
and a host of nieces and nephews. He was also loved dearly by his
grandchil-dren, Jason Davis, Alex and Madison Blackwelder as well as his
great-grandchildren Blake and Brandon Davis. The family will receive
friends at Smith’s Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7,
1999. A memorial service will follow, officiated by Rev. Jack Hipshire
and Rev. Gary Marshall. Inter-ment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at
Jarnigan Cemetery in Morristown. The family requests that in lieu of
flowers, a donation be made in Bill’s name to the Narrow Valley Baptist
Church Building Fund or the American Lung Association. Arrangements made
by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.

COUCH, REV. JAMES DELMER, age 77, of Bean Station, died Thursday, Feb.
4, 1999, at his home. He was a minister in the Church of God for 52
years and a veteran of WW II. Family and friends will meet 10:30 a.m.
Sunday at Bean Station Baptist Church Cemetery for interment with
military honors by V.F.W. Post 5266. The Mooresburg Chapel of
Stubblefield Fu-neral Home in charge of ar-rangements.

KING, CHARLES D. “CHARLIE,” 516 Cline Road, Dandridge, TN., born Feb. 4,
1936 in Suffolk, Va., died Feb-ruary 5, 1999 at his home. He was a
shipfitter from Newport News Ship Building Co. Funeral arrangements are
incomplete and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home,
Dandridge.

ODOM, DONALD EUGENE, age 67, of Morristown, passed away February 4,
1999, at Jef-ferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday,
February 8, 1999 at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville, MO. Mayes
Mortuary in charge of local arrangements.

TAYLOR, MRS. BERNICE T., retired Hamblen Co. school teacher, died
Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. Mrs. Taylor taught for over 40 years in the
primary grades at Miller W. Boyd School, Russellville Elementary, and
Union Heights School. She taught in the first Summer Head Start Programs
in the 60’s. Mrs. Taylor was very active in the community and Bethel
United Methodist Church, founded by her father, the Rev. D.T. Turner.
Among some of her community affiliations were Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Progressive Business Association, Northside Garden Club,
Central Services Volunteer, United Methodist Women, Church Historian and
Steward. Mrs. Taylor was a graduate of Morristown College and Tennessee
State University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William
R. Taylor; parents, Rev. and Mrs. D.T. Turner. She also was preceded in
death by her brother, Mr. Dallas Turner and 10 sisters, Mrs. Naomi
Middleton, Mrs. Dora Hailey, Mrs. Virginia Johnson, Mrs. Estalene Hull,
Mrs. Anna Devoe, Mrs. Lillian Foust, Ms. Clemma Turner, Mrs. Louella
Richardson, Miss Mildred Turner, and Miss Margaret Turner. She was also
preceded in death by nephews, Mr. William Whiteside, Mr. Leon Hull, Mr.
John D. Hull and nieces Ms. Marylene Hull and Mrs. Mary Crenshaw.
Survivors include nephews Mr. Samuel Richardson of Morristown, Wil-liam
Richardson, Petersburg, Va., James Richardson, Chicago, Ill., Judson
Whiteside, Huntington, N.Y.; and nieces, Mrs. Anna Mae Martin, Staten
Island, N.Y., Mrs. Martha Young, Knoxville, TN., Mrs. Lillian Holland
and Rev. Saun-dra Richardson, Detroit, MI., Mrs. Lorita Brown, and
Janice Turner, N.Y., Mrs. Dallas Jackson, South Orange, N.J., Ms.
Lottye Whiteside, San Gabriel, CA.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty Turner,
Bronx, N.Y.; nieces-in-law, Mrs. Lucille Whiteside, Morristown, Mrs.
Viola Whiteside, Huntington, N.Y.; and a host of other great and grand
nieces and nephews and their families including Brenda Whiteside,
Morristown, Jerry Whiteside, Chattanooga, Wil-liam Whiteside, Detroit,
Frances Jackson, Knoxville, Gad Holland and Denise Reed, Detroit, and
Gwendolyn Fiex, Chicago, Ill. Mrs. Taylor is also survived by a host of
friends and neighbors who saw to her care. Services will be Tuesday,
Feb. 9, 1999, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 12 noon. The Rev.
Edward Cunningham, officiating. The family will receive friends from
11:00 to 12:00 noon prior to the service. Interment will be in Hamblen
Memory Gardens. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

THOMAS, GLENN PRESTON, age 85, of Lynchburg, Virginia, formerly of Knox
County, Tennessee, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Friday, February 5, 1999,
at Carrington Nursing Home in Virginia following an extended illness.
He was a member of the Marbledale Baptist Church in Knoxville and was a
retired truck driver with 20 years of service. Mr. Thomas was preceded
in death by his parents, Otha and Annie Thomas; a sister, Mary Sue
Tho-mas Mowery; and two brothers, Herbert and Lloyd Thomas. Survivors
include his wife, Bessie Soloman Thomas of Virginia; sons, Clark M.
Thomas of Port Deposit, Maryland and Robert C. Thomas of Rustburg,
Virginia; granddaughter, M. Anne Thomas Doyle of Boulder, Colorado;
grandson, R.O. Bickington Thomas of Richmond, Virginia; sisters, Maude
T. Smith of Seymour, Pauline Branch of Knoxville, Edith Hancock of
Strawberry Plains, Evelyn Branson of Strawberry Plains, Margaret Ann
Bennett of Knoxville, and Ruby Lane of Powell; sister-in-laws, Sharlene
Thomas of North Carolina and Elizabeth Thomas of Knoxville; brothers,
George Thomas of Arizona, Frank Thomas of Strawberry Plains, and Charles
Thomas of Jefferson City; brother-in-law, Bill Mowery of Knoxville; and
several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held at
2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 1999, in the Asbury Cemetery with Reverend
Alfred Smith officiat-ing. The family received friends from 6:00-8:00
p.m. Saturday evening, February 6, 1999 at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson
City, Tennessee 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892.

TOEPFER, EVELYN E., 60, of Ontonagon, MI. and Jefferson City, Tenn.,
died Thursday, February 4, 1999 in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
following a brief illness. She was born September 14, 1938, the daughter
of the late Marvin E. and Edna A. (Moose) Urmy, on the family farm in
Coopersburg, PA. She married Walter J. Toepfer July 2, 1966 in
Quakertown, PA. Many years ago she was employed as a secretary with The
New Jersey Zinc Co. at its Friendsville Mine, Center Valley, PA. where
she met her husband. In later years she was a devoted wife and mother
who enjoyed homemaking for her family. Surviving in addition to her
husband are son, Glen W. Toepfer of Toledo; brothers, Ralph (Jean) and
William Urmy of Coopersburg, PA; and mother-in-law, Carol Toepfer;
sister in law, Margaret Gill; and brother in law, Charles (Linda)
Toepfer, all of Toledo. Numer-ous nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call at the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, 3815 Sylvania Ave.
(between Monroe St. and Talmadge Rd.) Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. where
funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in
Ottawa Hills Memorial Park in Toledo. Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary in charge
of arrangements.

WILSON, NELLA MAE, age 76, of Morristown, passed away Thursday, February
4, 1999 at Ft. Sanders Hospital in Knoxville. Funeral services will be
Sunday 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Jones and
Rev. Stan Chaney officiating. Graveside services will be Monday, 12:00
noon in the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville. The family
received friends Saturday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and will also
receive friends Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. before time of
serv-ices. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WOODS, KATE DELORIS (KITTY), age 72, of Newport, died Friday evening at
her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward B. Woods,
Sr.; daughters, Glenda F. Stewart and Janice M. Bethea; parents, Miles
and Elsie Davidson; brother, El-fonzo; and mother-in-law, Sarah Woods.
She leaves to mourn: children, Edward B. Jr., Mary Florence, Kevin D.,
Wesley R., Catrina A. of Newport, Phillip R., Cape Coral, Fla.;
step-daughter, Sandra Grace of Lansing, MI.; four daughters-in-law;
Cher-laine, Karen, Kennete, of Newport and Darlene of Cape Coral, Fla.;
three sons-in-law, Terry Stewart, Randy Bethea of Newport, and Harold
Grace of Lansing, MI; twenty two grandchildren; ten
great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Louise Davidson; and brother-in-law,
Robert Woods of Newport. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends. Funeral service will be 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Manes Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. H. Gerald Hodge, the Rev. Walter Bryson, the Rev.
Anthony Cannon and the Rev. Charles Owenby officiating. Graveside
service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Gum Springs Union Cemetery.
Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 till 8:00 p.m. prior
to the service. Manes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HOWARD, WESLEY, “WES,” age 66, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly at
6:45 p.m. Thursday evening, February 4, 1999, at Saint Mary’s Medical
Center in Knoxville. Mr. Howard was a member of the Mount Carmel Baptist
Church and was a retired Sales Representative with Brown and Williamson
Tobacco Company with 32 years of service. He was proceeded in death by
his parents, Sam and Beulah Howard; sister, Alma Duck; and brothers,
Homer Howard and Lloyd How-ard. Survivors include his wife of 44 years,
Mrs. Joanne Hux Howard of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and
Beth Howard of Kingsport, Tennes-see; granddaughter, Kristin Howard of
Kingsport, Tennes-see; sisters and brother-in-laws, Eldora Lowe of
Maryville, Ten-nessee and Mrs. Bob (Laverne) Newman of Maryville,
Tennes-see; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Ray and Carolyn Howard of
Strawberry Plains and Cornell and Frances Howard of New Market; and
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday evening, February 6, 1999, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in
Jefferson City with Reverend Mike Murphree and Dr. Doug White
officiating. Family and friends will gather at 1:15 p.m. Sunday
afternoon, February 7, 1999, at Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City
and proceed to Eastview Memorial Gardens for a 2:00 p.m. graveside
interment service. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Saturday evening prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Judes Childrens
Research Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral
Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760. Phone
(423) 475-3892.

BOATMAN, DEAN, age 60, of Dandridge, passed away suddenly 7:48 a.m. Sunday, February 7, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Mitchelll Springs Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Eulah Mae Hurst Boatman and a brother, Kenneth Boatman. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Frances Lee Boatman of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Pam Boatman; grandchildren, Sidney and wife Michelle Boatman, Dawn and husband Carl Branch, and Ashley Boatman, all of Dandridge; sisters, Eva Reed, Shirley Dotson, Ann Owens, all of Rutledge; brothers, Sonny Boatman of Alexandria, VA., and Mike Boatman of Rutledge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 1999 from Farrar Funeral Chapel with Reverend William Bradley and Reverend Kyle Cate officiating. Family will gather 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for an 11:00 a.m. interment graveside service. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. prior to funeral services. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN. 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

COTTER, KERMIT I., age 96, of Dumplin Valley Rd., Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.

HARDIN, REV. RAYMOND, FRED, age 87, of Sevierville, died Saturday, February 5, 1999 at the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ocie Hardin. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Carla Hardin of Sevierville; grandchildren, Tammy Monger of Morristown, Rodney Hardin of Sevierville, Angie Godfrey of Seymour; great-grandchildren, Frank Monger, Brent Hardin; brother, Ray Hardin of Sevierville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Rev. Homer Lewis officiating. Interment to follow in Boyd’s Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home , Sevierville. Atchley Funeral Home in charge.

HENDRICKS, BEULAH, age 96, of Jefferson City, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Sunday evening, February 7, 1999, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee, 37760 Phone (4230 475-3892.

JOHNSON, RUSH HOLT, age 63, of Sneedville, Hancock County, TN., passed away Sunday, February 7, 1999, at his residence, He was a retired County Director of the Farmers Service Agency (FSA), formerly the A.S.C.S. after 42 years of service and was presently serving as the County Commissioner of Hancock County. He was a member and deacon of Cool Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow (Grace Yount) Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Johnson; daughters and son-in-law, Tracy and Sam Gilbert of Morristown. Cindy Johnson Smyth and son, Ted Johnson of Sneedville; grandchildren, Clinton, Samantha and Katy Beth Gilbert, and Wilson (Drew) Smyth; sister, Marka Sue Castleman of Newport News, VA.; brother, Woodrow Johnson of Sneedville; several nieces and nephews.; special friends, Scott and Taylor Collins. Special thanks to Philips Dossett, Trish Southern, Marlin Trent, Darlene Dillion and Dr. John Short. Funeral services will be Monday, February 8, 1999, 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel with Rev. Tommy Seals and Pastor Ted Trent officiating. Graveside services will be Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. before the services. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

JONES, DESSIE RAE (HAMMER), age 83, of Rutledge, passed away February 6, 1999 at 10:00 p.m. at the home. She was a member of Head of Richland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Gertie Hammer; husband, Richard Jones and son Jimmy. Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Horace and Mary Jones of Rutledge; daughters and sons-in-law, Velva and Glenn Turner of White Pine, Stella and Buddy Romine of Rutledge; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The Family will receive friends Monday night, February 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the Head of Richland Baptist Church, located 3 miles North of Rutledge, off Hwy. 11 W on right. Services will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Tom Owen and Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Interment in the Blue Springs Cemetery following the service. Arrangements made by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.

KALP, LOIS S., age 90, of Blue Springs Rd., Strawberry Plains, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at her home. The body will be taken to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania for funeral service and interment. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.

MARTIN, ROBBIE FRANCIS, age 40, a native of Jefferson County, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in London, KY. He was the brother of Ann West of Talbott, TN. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Laurel Funeral Home in London, KY., with Bro. Ronnie Hale officiating. Interment will follow in the Martin Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-9 p.m. at Laurel Funeral Home, London, KY. Courtsey of Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

PIERCE, RUBY LEE, age 75, of Morristown, passed away Monday, February 8, 1999 at her residence. Arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

SHOCKLEY, ROY WILEY, age 70, of Morristown, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at the home. He was of the Baptist faith and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Elbert and Victoria Cook Shockley, and a brother, Coy Shockley. Survivors include: wife, Betty Marsh Shockley of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Terrianne Shockley of Atlanta, GA.; daughter, Deborah Trusler of Nashville, TN.; grandchildren, 1st. Lt. Powell Trusler III, Fort Campbell, KY., Lindsey Trusler of Morristown and Stacy and Scott Shockley of Atlanta. GA.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Una and James Robertson, Morristown, TN., Beulah and Gene Southern, Rutledge, TN.; several nieces , nephews and cousins. Graveside services for Mr. Shockley will be conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The Rev. Charles Davis will officiate. The family of Mr. Shockley will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Monday at Mayes Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Housecall Hospiace of Morristown and/or M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute,(Head and Neck Surgery Department). Houston, Texas. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

TAYLOR, MR. BERNICE T., retired Hamblen Co. School teacher, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. Services will be Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at the Bethel United Methodist Church 12 noon. The Rev. Edward Cunningham, officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 12:00 noon prior to the service. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WILSON, WILBURN, age 53, of Morristown, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 7, 1999 at his residence. Arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

FIELDS, DELBERT, age 74, 396 Pine St., Benham, KY., passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 after a long illness. He was a retired miner after 39 years.; employed by International Harvester Co.; member of Blair Chapel; Benham Lodge No. 880 F&AM and Eastern Star. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was the son of The late Henry and Amanda Wilson Fields; preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Forester Blalock Fields, who died in 1984 and second wife, Mildred Highfield Whitaker Fields who died in 1998. Survivors: children, Betty Murphy and husband Gary of Morristown, TN., Marla Picklesimer and husband Lonnie of Morristown, Delma Picklesimer and husband Perry of Morristown, Robin Rhines and husband Charles of Morristown, Sharon Kincer and husband Larry of Dayton, Ohio; step-children, Charles Whitaker and wife Ella Mae of Big Stone Gap, Va., Larry Whitaker and wife Lisa of Bishopville, S.C., Barbara Francisco of Onalaska, Washington, Elizabeth Sowders of Onalaska, Washington; brother; James Fields and wife Ann of Harrison Ohio; sister; Inez Kovach of Morrow, GA.; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; and 7 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at Tri City Funeral Home, Benham, KY. Rev. Woodrow Fields and Rev. Fred Disney officiating. Interment in Resthaven Cemetery, Harlan, KY. Family will receive friends at the Tri City Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday and after 9 p.m. Tuesday. Tri City Funeral Home in charge.

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