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MYERS, MRS. VIRGINIA GRAHAM, age 74, of Gap Creek Road, Bulls Gap, TN., died early Tuesday morning, March 16, 1999 at her home. She was a member of the Antioch United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of forty-four years, Donald Myers; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Darrell Myers, Eldon and Vera Ann Myers, all of Greene County; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters; one brother. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18 at Doughty-Stevens Chapel with interment to follow in Willoughby Cemetery. Rev. Luther Lawson and Rev. Richard Long will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home in charge. 

BANNER, MRS. ALLIE MAE O’BRIEN,. 222 Converse St. Morristown, passed away Thursday, March 4, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She was 93. Preceded in death by husband, Martin Harmon. Banner; sons, Homer, Harold and Martin Jr.; daughter, Kathlene Laws Fredda. Survivors include sons, Ardeal and Kenneth Banner of Morristown, Lemuel of Blairsville, GA.; daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Dorothy) Stepp of Atlanta, Virginia Quarles of North Carolina, Mrs. John W. (Cena) McCaddon of Ada, OK.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be Saturday, March 20, 1999 at the Kingdon Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Reeds Chapel Road, where she was a member for 42 years. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge.

BUSH, IRENE, passed away Friday at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

COLLINS, VIOLA, 313 Converse St., Morristown, passed away March 15, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. Funeral services will be Friday, March 19, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. at Rock of Age Baptist Church, Morristown. Interment 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning in City Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday. March 19, 1999 from 6:00 p.m. at Rock of Ages Baptist Church. Dockery Funeral Home in charge.

COWAN, JAMES A., age 87, of 1704 Campbell St., Morristown, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Dockery Funeral Home.

HAAG, HARVEY, age 61, of 638 Collinson Ford Road, Morristown, passed away Monday, March 15, 1999 at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. He was a native of Mascot, TN. He was the manager at Sky City for 23 years and presently owned and operated the E-Z Pawn shop on Lincoln Ave., and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He attended Alpha Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Oma Haag and brother, Charles Haag. Survivors include his wife, Janice Haag; sons, Randy Haag, Eric and wife, Missie Haag, Wesley and wife, Stephanie Haag, daughter, Kelly Giles and fiancee, Gary Sherfey; grandchildren, Tiffany Dearing, Tia Dearing, Lucas Giles, Nicholas Haag and Ericka Haag, all of Morristown; brothers, Jim Haag of Morristown and David Haag of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Marjorie and husband, Carroll Shockely of Morristown, Louise Chapman of Pendleton, S,C, Funeral services will be Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Tom James officiating. Graveside services will be Thursday, 11:00 a.m. in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until time of service at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Senior Citizens Building Fund, Lincoln Ave., Morristown, TN. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HUME, DR. FOREST CLAY, age 49, passed away March 14, 1999, The body was taken to Oldham Roberts and Powell Funeral Home in Richmond, KY. Mayes Mortuary in charge of local arrangements

HURST, ATHLYNE SPOONE, age 90, of Morristown, TN., passed away Tuesday, March 16, 1999. She was born July 31, 1908. She was the daughter of the late Dr. William B. and Anna Spoone and the wife of the late William A. Hurst. She was preceded in death by her brothers, W. Frank , Richard A. and Howard S. Spoone. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Robert Neblett of Morristown; son, William P. Hurst of Alexandria, VA.; grandchildren, Nancy N. Seal of Morristown, William V. Neblett of Talbott; great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Joshua Seal, Jessica and Emily Neblett; great-great-grandchild, Telisa Seal; special friend and neighbor, Aileen Wice of Morristown. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mayes Mortuary with Revs. Doug Smith and T.W. Singleton officiating. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

HURST, FRED, age 60, of Morristown, passed away March 16, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mayes Mortuary.

LEE, ROGER LYNN, of Morristown, passed away on March 15, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. following an extended illness. He was a member of Dover Cumberland Presbyterian Church; an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed by Lakeway Container, Inc., for 23 years. Preceded in death by his father, William R. Lee and sister, Bobbie Ann Lee. Survivors; wife, Kim Lee of Morristown; daughter, Morgan Lee of Colorado; mother, Mary W. Lee of Morristown; brother, Bill D. Lee of Morristown; sisters, Glenda Cowan of Morristown, Susie Starnes of Knoxville; special cousin, Ruby Lee Heck of Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Services will be 8 p.m. Thursday at Mayes Mortuary with Dr. Howard Shipley officiating. Private graveside service will be Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MCBRIDE, JAMES H., age 67, of Morristown, passed away Monday morning at his residence. He was a retired machinist; a native of Dayton, Ohio and a Navy veteran. He was a life time member of V.F.W. Post 8312 in Beaver Creek, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert C. and Helen Gibson McBride and 2 brothers, Eugene and Mark McBride. Survivors: wife, Mae Truett McBride; son, Mark Anthony McBride, Milwaukee, Wisc.; daughter, Sherry Allen and husband, Marvin of Emerson, Neb.; grandchildren, Michael Dean Allen and Sarah Allen. Private funeral services will be Wednesday 11 a.m at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. J.B. Gulley officiating Interment will follow in Bent Creek Cemetery with military graveside service by VFW Post 5266. Friends may call at the family home Wednesday 6-8 p.m. Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown in charge.

NICHOLS, JOHN H., of 1728 Sherwood Dr., of Morristown, passed away March 16, 1999 at Life Care Center, Morristown. Funeral services will be Friday, March 19, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Youngs Temple A.M.E. Zion Church. Interment to follow in City Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday, March 19, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at Youngs Temple A.M.E. Zion Church. Dockery Funeral Home in charge.

PRICE, THORA MORRELL, age 93, of Ocala, Florida, a native of the St. Clair Community, passed away Sunday, March 14, 1999 at Timber Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, Florida. She was a retired crane operator for Alcoa Aluminum Company. She was a member of Morrisett Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Price; five brothers and a sister. She is survived by her daughter, Ruby Greene of Ocala, Florida; son, Jake Price of Planfield, IN.; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999 at Morrisett Chapel Church with Rev. Paul Clevinger and Rev. Randall Burton officiating. Interment will follow in Morrisett Chapel Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville, Tennessee. Colboch-Price Funeral Home in charge.

SEXTON, NOVELLA L., age 78, a resident of Heritage Center, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Systems. She was a former employee of K-Mart and a member of Buffalo Trail Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Sexton; parents, J.W. and Jennie Pennington; brother, Clifford Pennington; sisters, Iola Johnson and Hazel Pennington. Survivors include her sisters, Iva Lee Brown of Whitesburg, and Rita Clouse of Warren, Michigan; one niece and 5 nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Kenyn Cureton officiating. Graveside services will be Friday, 11:00 a.m. at Harrell Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until time of services at 8:00 p.m. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MORRISON, JAMES C. “DICK”, age 78, of 1735 Russell Street, Morristown, passed away March 15, 1999 at his home. He was a member of Economy Methodist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Gib and Maude Morrison and siblings, Daisy Morrison Gray, Dorothy Morrison Bates, Fred Morrison and Roy C. Morrison. Survivors: wife, Mary Hayes Morrison; daughter, Maudie and husband, David Briggs; son, Richard T, Morrison; son, J.C. Morrison Jr., and wife Sandy Morrison; grandchildren, Chris Morrison of Warren Robins, Ga., Lisa Meacham of Houston, Texas, Keith Morrison of Jefferson City, TN., Candy Trent of Jefferson City, TN., Richie Morrison of Morristown, TN., great-grandson, Charles E. Meacham, III of Houston, TX. Mr. Morrison founded Morrison Printing Company in 1944, while still in the Navy and founded School Calendar Company in 1963. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1944, Aviation Machinist Mate, Second Class. Attended Morristown High School and worked for his father at Morrison Turning Company. During his teens, worked at Beech Air Craft and at 19 years of age, was the youngest supervisor, ever. He served Morristown in the following capacities, Sheriff three terms, 1954 to 1960, City Council two terms, 1985 to 1993 and served on the Solid Waste Board and Civil Service Board. He was President of Amatuer Trapshooting Association 1970 and 1971. Morrison was Multi Engine/Instrument Rated Pilot, Master Woodworker and 4th Degree Mason and Shriner. He was a loyal member of the BPOE of Morristown. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church with Rev. Smokey Oats officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the services. Military graveside services will follow in Jarnagin Cemetery with V.F.W. Post No. 5266. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to ones favorite charity. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BANNER, MRS. ALLIE MAE O’BRIEN, 222 Converse St. Morristown, passed away Thursday, March 4, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She was 92. Preceded in death by husband, Martin Harmon Banner; sons, Homer, Harold and Martin Jr.; daughter, Kathleen Laws Fredda. Survivors include sons, Ardeal and Kenneth Banner of Morristown, Lemuel of Blairsville, GA.; daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Dorothy) Stepp of Atlanta, Virginia Quarles of North Carolina, Mrs. John W. (Cena) McCaddon of Ada, OK.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Reed Chapel Road, where she was a member for 42 years. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

BLAIR, MR. JAMES BURELL, age 84, of Tazewell, Tn., passed away March 13, 1999 at Claiborne County Hospital. The family received friends 6-7 Wednesday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, TN. Funeral service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Irish Memorial Gardens. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.

BUSH, IRENE, passed away Friday at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

COLLINS, MRS. VIOLA, 86, of 313 Converse St., Morristown, born December 23, 1912, passed away March 15, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Julius Love; mother, Sarah Love; husband, Lee Mack Collins; children, Walter Leon Collins, Shirley Ann Blevins; brothers, Robert and Alonzo Love. She was a member of Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church and was retired. Survivors: son, John R. Collins (Lei Lani) of Asheville, N.C.; daughter, Melvina Wallace (Albert Lee) of Morristown; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sons-in-law, W.G. Blevins of Morristown, Robert Faye Gluck of Florida, Richard Lovi, Joel Gluck;; sisters, Zenia Poctor and Barbara Bragg (Kenneth) of Morristown; sisters-in-law, Henretta Fanney (Leonia Love of Cincinnati,Ohio); nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends; special friends, Kathryn Moore, Michael Villeday, Helen Collins and Ada Ruth Patterson. Funeral services will be Friday night 7 p.m. at Rock of Ages Baptist Church, with Rev. Lorrin Harris, sister Amie Treece, Rev. Albert Davis and Rev. Raymond Ewing officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday morning in City Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday from 6-7 p.m. at Rock of Ages Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Flowerbearers will be granddaughters and great-granddaughters. The family is being served by Dockery Funeral Home, Morristown.

COWAN, JAMES A., age 87, of 1704 Campbell St., Morristown, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at Dockery Funeral Home. Interment after the funeral in City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at noon March 20 at Dockery Funeral Home. Dockery Funeral Home in charge.

EVANS, CARSON, age 73, of Speedwell, was born Dec. 28, 1925, and passed away on March 16, 1999 at Middlesboro Appalachian Hospital. He was a member and deacon of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He belonged to the Senior Citizens Bowling Group of Harrogate. He loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sie and Nancy Wilder Evans; 2 daughters, Linda and Dorothy; sister, Alda Wirek. Survived by wife, Lillie Mae Evans of Speedwell, TN.; sons, Carlos Evans of Hattisburg, Miss., Roger Dale Evans of Speedwell, TN.; daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Greg (Regina) Corum, Mrs. Donald (Angie) Standifer, all of Speedwell, TN; grandchildren, Mitchell Evans of Tazewell, TN., Cody Evans Corum of Speedwell, TN., Linda Sue Dunn of Cumberland Gap. TN., Kendall Evans of Middlesboro, KY.; great-grandson, Joseph Evans of Tazewell, TN.; brothers, Earl Evans and James Evans, both of Speedwell, TN.; sister, Mrs. Hester Russell of Cumberland Gap, TN.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 1999 at Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate. Rev. Steve Branscomb and Rev. Mitchell Keck officiating. Singers: Shady Grove Church Choir, Betty Branscomb. Interment in Town Creek Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999 at Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate, TN. Pallbearers: Junior Branscomb, Roger Evans, Jerry Wayne Evans, Jerry Michael Evans, Chester Keck, Kenneth Brummitt. Honorary pallbearers: Eugene Evans, Joe Evans, Ray Mozingo, Willis Marsee. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.

ESSARY, MR. CECIL, age 67, of Tazewell, passed away Thursday morning at Claiborne County Healthcare. Coffey Funeral Home of Tazewell in charge.

FRANKENBERG, LOUIS E., 81, passed away Wednesday morning in Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown.

HURST, ATHLYNE SPOONE, age 90, of Morristown, TN., passed away Tuesday, March 16, 1999. She was born July 31, 1908. She was the daughter of the late Dr. William R. and Anna Spoone and the wife of the late William A. Hurst. She was preceded in death by her brothers, W. Frank Spoone, Richard A. and Howard S. Spoone. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Robert Neblett of Morristown; son, William R.. Hurst of Alexandria, VA.; grandchildren, Nancy N. Seal of Morristown, William V. Neblett of Talbott; great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Joshua Seal, Jessica and Emily Neblett; great-great-grandchild, Telisa Seal; special friend and neighbor, Aileen Wice of Morristown. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mayes Mortuary with Revs. Doug Smith and T. Singleton officiating. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

HURST, FRED D., age 60, of 1310 Lincoln Avenue, Morristown, went to be with Jesus on March 16, 1999 at his home. He was a member of Roe Junction Baptist Church for 20 years. He worked at Lea Industry for 24 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Relda Hurst; brother, Raymond Doyle and son, Robert Steve. Survivors: wife of 38 years, Linda S. Hurst; children, Betty Ann, James David, Billy Wayne, Paul and Peggy Hurst, Johnny and Deanna Hurst, Eddie Lee and Tina Hurst, all of Morristown; grandchildren, Chris, Jessica, Ashley, Nicky, Jonathan and Cody; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Iva Hurst; sisters, Gladys (Ray) Harrell, and Barbara (Jackie) Hurst; several nieces and nephews; special sisters-in-law, Betty Spurgeon, Christine Atkins,Bonnie Hopkins and Iva Hurst; special friend, Greg King and a host of others. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Roe Junction Baptist Church with Revs. Ray Seals and Elmer Lampkin officiating. Interment will be at Roe Junction Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Roe Junction Baptist Church. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

LEE, ROGER LYNN, of Morristown, born March 31, 1948, passed away on March 15, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital following an extended illness. He was a member of Dover Cumberland Presbyterian Church; an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed by Lakeway Container, Inc., for 23 years. Preceded in death by his father, William R. Lee and sister, Bobbie Ann Lee. Survivors; wife, Kim Lee of Morristown; daughter, Morgan Lee of Colorado; mother, Mary W. Lee of Morristown; brother, Bill D. Lee of Morristown; sisters, Glenda Cowan of Morristown, Susie Starnes of Knoxville; special cousin, Ruby Lee Heck of Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Services will be 8 p.m. Thursday at Mayes Mortuary with Dr. Howard Shipley officiating. Private graveside service will be Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

NICHOLS, JOHN HUBERT, was born May 30, 1912 to Carra Nancy Jobe Nichols and Spencer Finley Nichols in Blount County, Tennessee. He departed this life on March 15, 1999. Most of his childhood years were spent in Morristown, TN., where he attended school. He was drafted into the United States Army and saw action in Africa during World War II. Following his release from the military, John served as a bellman at the historic John Sevier Hotel in downtown Johnson City, TN. Upon his retirement, he returned to Morristown to reside at “the homeplace,” spending his days tending the farm. He worked at the First Tennessee Bank for a brief time and became a non-active Hamblen County Deputy Sheriff before settling into complete retirement. He leaves to cherish his memory, a son James A. Whiteside and daughter-in-law Gloria Thomas Whiteside, who resides in Kingsport; two grandchildren: Dana Jermaine Andrew Whiteside, Johnson City, TN., and Kristen Leanne Whiteside, Harrisburg, PA.; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Nichols Mackey, Gary, IN.; and one brother, James A. Nichols of Morristown, TN. He leaves also a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Calling hours are from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday at Young’s Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Morristown. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Danny Johnson officiating. Burial services will follow at Morristown City Cemetery with military graveside services by VFW Post No. 5266. The family is being served by Dockery Funeral Home of Morristown.

SEXTON, NOVELLA L., age 78, a resident of Heritage Center, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Systems. Funeral services will be Thursday, 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Kenyn Cureton officiating. Graveside services will be Friday, 11:00 a.m. at Harrell Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until time of services at 8:00 p.m. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

ALLMAN, MRS. EVA CAMPBELL, age 92, of Tazewell, passed away Thursday evening at Claiborne Hospital. Funeral arrangements incomplete. Coffey in Tazewell is in charge. 

BURTON, MRS. H. VIOLA age 95, of Nashville, TN., died Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN. Mrs. Burton was born on September 10, 1903 in Sneedville, TN., the daughter of the late Origin Morrow Davis and Rufus Catherine Bruce Davis. She was married to Robert Zetty Burton who preceded her in death in 1960. Seven of their children preceded her in death.: Ula Frances Burton, Mary Louise Burton, Robert Lee Burton, Mildred Juanita Grantham, James Albert Burton, Betty Marie Sullins and Ruby Pauline Bennett. Mrs. Burton is survived by three sons: William Chelsey Burton of Nashville, TN., Johnie Edward Burton of Nashville, TN. and Alvin Ray Burton of Smithville, TN.; two daughters, Margaret Gevena Dabbs of Nashville, TN., and Barbara Jean Wooten of Watertown, TN.; 59 grandchildren; 124 great-grandchildren and 62 great-great-grandchildren Funeral service for Mrs. Burton will be held Saturday morning, March 20, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes conducted by Bro. James O. Williams. Interment will follow in Gordonsville Cemetery, Gordonsville, TN. The Burton family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 9:00 a.m., to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. Bass Funeral Homes, Gordonsville Chapel Directors in charge. 

COLLINS, MRS. VIOLA, 86, of 313 Converse St., Morristown, passed away Monday, March 15, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital, Morristown-Hamblen. Funeral service tonight at 7 p.m. at Rock of Age Baptist Church. Interment 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning in City Cemetery. Family will receive friends tonight. 6:00 p.m. at Rock of Ages Baptist Church. Dockery Funeral Home in charge.

COWAN, JAMES ALVIN, age 87, of 1704 Campbell St., Morristown, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Walter and Zelma Cowan of Kingston, TN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Mattison Cowan. He was an employee of the Southern Railroad; was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Survivors: children, son, Michael Cowan (Mary); daughter, Janice Lambert (Kelly), Zelma St. James (Charles) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Carolyn Summers (Tommy) of Morristown, TN.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at Dockery Funeral Home with Rev. E. Cunningham officiating. Interment following the funeral service in City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12 noon March 20 at Dockery Funeral Home. Dockery Funeral Home in charge. 

COX, VELMA SMITH, age 82, passed away Thursday, March 18th in Hickory, N.C. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Samuel (Bill) Cox and parents, Paul and Ella Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Cox resided in Dandridge before Mr. Cox’s death. Survivors: brother, George Smith of Hickory, N.C., with whom she made her home for the past eight years since the death of her husband. Other survivors are stepson, Al Cox of Washburn, TN.,; stepson and daughter-in-law, Franklin and Myrna Cox of Morristown; and step-daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Norman Long of Kodak, TN.; special former daughter-in-law, Evadean Cox Owen; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel with Rev. Charles Smith and Rev. J.B. Gulley officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. before services Saturday.. Graveside service will be Sunday 2;00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, in charge.

ESSARY, CECIL GROVER (DOUGHBELLY), , age 67, of Tazewell, was born August 5, 1931, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 1999 at Claiborne Nursing Home. He was a member of New Tazewell United Methodist Church where he was an usher and served on several committees. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, he served from 1951-1953 and remained in the Reserves from 1953-1958. He also served as a Claiborne County Commissioner for 4 years. Cecil was part owner and manager of Tazewell Auto Parts for over 30 years. He was owner and operator of A-L Radiator Shop in New Tazewell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Cretia (Neely) Essary of Tazewell; brothers, Joe Frank Essary and Hugh Clinton Essary and one sister, Vida Essary Brooks. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years Barbara Harmon Essary of Tazewell; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jeff Rogers of Harrogate; son, Franklin Cecil Essary of Tazewell; step-daughter, Jenna Vannoy of Harrogate; sisters, Pauline Willis of Maryville, Irene Brown of Knoxville, Betty Lou Davis of New Tazewell; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. His family wishes to give special thanks to the doctors and nurses at U.T. Hospital for their loving care and concern, as well as the entire staff of Claiborne County Nursing Home, Tazewell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Tazewell United Methodist Church. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 20, New Tazewell United Methodist Church with Rev. John Clark and Rev. Frank Brooks officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before service. Music will be provided by New Tazewell United Methodist Church Choir and soloist, Sandy DeBusk. Pallbearers: Willing Workers Sunday School Class and the Ushering Team. Coffey Funeral Home in charge. 

FRANKENBERG, LOUIS EDWIN., 81 of Morristown, died Wednesday morning, March 17, 1999. Survived by wife, Martha Hoard Frankenberg; two sons, L.E. Frankenberg Jr., and wife Nancy of Bean Station, TN., and Ernest Frankenberg and wife Deborah, of Nashville, TN.; two daughters, Jean Harper of Largo, Fl., and Ginger Mellinger and husband, Pete of Richland, WA.; three grandchildren, Christopher Frankenberg, Scott Mellinger and Staci Mellinger; one great-granddaughter, Devin Mellinger; sister, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Knoxville, TN. Preceded in death by two step-sons, Daryl Lynn Hoard, Long Beach, CA., and Harold Jerry Hoard, Morristown, TN; three brothers, Alfred, Henry, and Charlie; and sister, Emma Lewis. Mr. Frankenberg retired from the Southern Railroad after 44 years. He was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.. Pastor Bruce Jolliff will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church where the body will lie in state for thirty minutes before services.. Interment in Hamblen Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, friends may express sympathy through memorials to Our Savior Lutheran Church or the American Diabetes Association. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 o’clock Friday evening at Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SEAL, ILENE TRENT, age 81, of Sneedville, born June 14, 1917, departed this life March 19, 1999, after a lingering illness. She was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at Trent Valley Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lon S. Seal; son, Douglas T. Seal; brothers, Bascum Trent and Vernice Trent. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Artis M. and Linda Sue (Susie) Seal of Treadway; daughter-in-law, Esther Cannon of Strawberry Plains, TN; granddaughter, Theresa Foister; grandsons, Artis Wayne Seal, Brian Seal and Michael Seal; 4 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Lima T. And Charles Drinnon of Sneedville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999 at Trent Valley Baptist Church. Rev. Darrell Ramsey officiating. Interment in the Snowbird Trent Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday, March 20, 1999 from 6 to 8 at Trent Valley Baptist Church. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville in charge of arrangements. Phone No, 1-423-733-2246.

ALLMAN, EVA PEARL CAMPBELL, age 92, of Tazewell, passed away Thursday evening. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Coffey Chapel. Burial will be in Burch Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell in charge of arrangements.

BUSH, IRENE, passed away Friday at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Cedargrove Cemetery in Alpha. Westside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CLINE, ERNEST CLIFORD, age 88, of Tazewell, passed away Friday at his home. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell. The body will lie in state 30 minutes at the church. Burial will be in the Moody Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.

COX, VELMA SMITH, age 82, passed away Thursday in Hickory, N.C. Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Rev. J.B. Gulley and Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Westside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GILPEN, IRENE H., age 75, of 813 Pine Ridge Road, Rogersville, passed away Friday evening, March 19, 1999, at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Gilpin (who operated Gilpin’s Market for many years); parents, O.L. and Grace Bradley Hill; brothers, Tim Hill, Chester Hill, Earl Hill, Glenn Hill, and T.J. Hill. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Dan Brooks of Rogersville; two grandchildren, Melissa Baird and John Brooks; two great-grandchildren, Hley Baird and Grace Baird; sister, Georgia Taylor of Springfield, Ohio; special cousin, Mae Bradley Bennett; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Colboch-Price Chapel. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 22, 1999, at McKinney Cemetery. Friends may call any time at the residence of Dan and Brenda Brooks, 304 West Hills Drive, Rogersville, and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the services at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. Colboch-Price Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GIVENS, KYLE (SONNY), age 70, of Sneedville, was born Sept. 25, 1928 and departed this life Friday, March 19, 1999, following a massive heart attack at home. He was a member of Sneedville First Baptist Church. He was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Pearl Givens, granddaughter, Jennifer Leigh Givens. He is survived by Frances Givens, wife of 50 years of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Shelia Givens of Sneedville; son, Billy Givens and wife, Ginger of Knoxville. He is also survived by special cousins, Howard and Delois Seal of Dandridge, TN. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999 at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. Rev. Brian Courtney officiating. Interment will follow in the Seal Cemetery. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville, is in charge of arrangements. 423-733-2246.

JARNAGIN, FANNIE O., 87, formerly of 103 Coates Road, Bulls Gap, passed away Friday, March 19, 1999 in Heritage Manor in Rogersville, following an extended illness. She was the oldest active member of Liberty Hill Primative Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher and church clerk for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Jarnagin, parents, Hunley and Cloda Swatsell; brothers, Edd, Elmer, Dave, Elbert, and Leroy Swatsell, and a sister, Hattie Gulley. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Shirley Jarnagin of Surgoinsville, and Jimmy and Brenda Jarnagin of Bulls Gap; granddaughters, Nikki Jarnagin of Surgoinsville, Beverly and Jamie Jarnagin of Bulls Gap; grandsons, Brad Jarnagin of Surgoinsville, and Jeff Jarnagin of Bulls Gap; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m., and Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m., with Rev. John Arnott and Rev. Kenneth Richards officiating. Graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at McCollough Cemetery in Bulls Gap. Her nephews will be honorary pallbearers. Friends may call at their convenience at the home, at 103 Coates Road, in Bulls Gap. Wilson Funeral Home, Bulls Gap, is in charge of arrangements.

JONES, MRS. DOVIE M., age 97, of Johnson City, TN., formerly of White Pine and Morristown, passed away Friday evening, March 19, 1999 at Asbury Center Nursing Home in Johnson City. Widow of the late W.T. Jones and also preceded in death by her sister Rose Belle Ward. Member of the Central Baptist Church of Johnson City. Retired school teacher, having taught for a number of years in the Harlan County and City Schools. An avid author of religious poetry and she was a Kentucky Colonel. Survived by step-daughter Eulah Miller of Middlesboro, Ky., nephew, Brown Lee Ward of Cincinnati, Ohio; great-niece and nephew Alan Kinser of Morristown, and Carol Musick of White Pine; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday from Farrars White Pine Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Richey and Rev. James Kinser officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Barbourville City Cemetery in Barbourville, KY. Farrars of White Pine is in charge of arrangements.

LARSON, ROGER, age 59, passed away Saturday, March 20th, 1999 at UT Medical Center. Arrangements to be announced by Stubblefield Funeral Home.

MILLS, JAMES HENRY and ANNA LAURA, age 63, of Morristown, passed away March 18, 1999 in Florida. They were members of Enterprise Baptist Church, where he was Sunday School Director, and she was Sunday School Nursery attendant and adopted Grandmother to all the children at Enterprise Church. Mr. Mills was a member of Masonic Lodge #390 F&AM, and he was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clay and Lillie Mae Mills. Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her father, Roy Horner; brothers, James, Stanley, J.W., Thomas Dewey, and Roy Horner, Jr. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Vickie Mills of Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Kent Biggs of Morristown; grandchildren, Jerod and Jacob Mills, Seth and Sloane Biggs. Mr. Mills was survived by a brother, Cecil Mills of Morristown. Mrs. Mills was survived by her mother, Hannah Horner of Jefferson City; sisters, Edna Pennett of Brooklet, Ga., Rosa Kinder of Jefferson City, Maggie Gilliam of Jefferson City; brothers, Ray Horner of Morristown, DeWitt Horner of Jefferson City, Mack Horner of Mt. Morris, IL., and Haskell Horner of Louisville, KY. They were also survived by several nieces and nephews. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Revs. Jim Turner, T.A. Sparks, and Frank Roger Spoone officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Enterprise Baptist Church Building Fund. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

OTTINGER, LYNN D. (RED), age 63, of Morristown, died Thursday, March 18, in Jacksonville, Florida as a result of an automobile accident. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and retired from B.A.S.F. He was preceded in death by his parents, Greer and Mildred Ottinger; brothers, Tobe, Willis, and Hugh Ottinger of Parrottsville, and Charlie Ottinger of Chestnut Hill. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Beth Ottinger of Morristown; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Joan and Paul Combs of Rutledge; brother and sister-in-law, Rex and Sharon Ottinger of Parrottsville; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennie Humphreys officiating, with entombment in Resthaven Memorial Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Manes Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.

OTTINGER, JUANITA, age 64, of Morristown, died Thursday, March 18, in Jacksonville, Florida as a result of an automobile accident. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church and retired from B.A.S.F. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maude Turner; brother, Edgar Turner. Survivors, son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Beth Ottinger of Morristown; sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and J.B. Daniels of Newport; several nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and other friends. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at the Manes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennie Humphreys officiating. Entombment will be in the Resthaven Memorial Mausoleum. Manes Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.

STAMBAUGH, JIM W., 68, passed away Saturday morning in Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home, Rutledge. Son of the late James and Jessie Kate Stambaugh, he was born February 13, 1931 in Jenkins, Kentucky. Following graduation from Eastern Kentucky University, Mr. Stambaugh worked for the U.S. Government at Oak Ridge before attending U.T. Law School to graduate in the class of ‘58. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Morristown, and belonged to the American Bar Association, Hamblen Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers, American Judicature Society, B.P.O.E., and was a supporter of Little League Baseball. Deeply missed by sons, J.J. Stambaugh, Knoxville, Wayne R. Stambaugh, Birmingham, Alabama; grandson, James Patrick Stambaugh; sister, Barbara Williams, Charleston, South Carolina. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church with the Rev. Louis Oats officiating. Committal services 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville. The family will receive friends Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church from 7 p.m. until time of service. Friends wishing to express sympathy may do so through memorial donations to All Saints Episcopal Church. Stetzer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

THOMASON, PATRICK F., age 46, of Morristown, passed away March 19, 1999, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Knoxville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mayes Mortuary in Morristown.

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