Miscellaneous Hamblen County, Tennessee Obituaries

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CALLOWAY, ELSIE CARROLL, 89, of Rutledge, passed away Sunday morning. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fielden Chapel. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. prior to funeral services. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Indian Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market in charge of arrangements.
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DALTON, JOHN WESLEY, 94, passed away Saturday evening at the Baptist Hospital of Cocke County, following a short illness. He faithfully attended West End Tabernacle. John had worked at Stokely Van Camp for 33 years before his retirement in 1969. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martha Eloise Wiley Dalton of Newport; children, Hubert Dalton, and his wife Carolyn, Charles Dalton, Janie and her husband, Elmo Kelley, Sue Fine, Margaret and her husband, Arvin Keyes, Gail Howard, Denese and her husband, Orville Henderson and Sandy Van Dyke, all of Newport, Martha and her husband, Hugh Campbell of Chucky, and Tricia and her husband, Alan McCoy of Johnson City; brother, Charles Earl Dalton and his wife Sarah of Cosby; 24 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Sylvia Click of Newport; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. John was preceded in death by his sons, John Ray and Aubrey Dale Dalton; son-in-law, Arlie Fine. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Dr. Earl Campbell, Rev. Eddie Young and Tony Layman officiating. Interment in the Resthaven Memorial Garden, The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at the Brown Funeral Home. Brown Funeral Home in charge. 
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GIBSON, BOBBIE JEAN WOLFE, 51, of 2342 Meadow Branch Rd., Bean Station, passed away early this morning at her home. Arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.
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LEEDY, VIRGINIA READ, age 82, of Bean Station, passed away Sunday, March 21, 1999, at her home. Mrs. Leedy was a long time educator and friend of Grainger County having served as Grainger County School Superintendent and as principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor and teacher at Rutledge High School for over 40 years before her retirement in 1985. In 1997, she was inducted into the Tennessee Teachers Hall of Fame as one of a very elite group of Tennessee educators. She a member of Rutledge Methodist Church and had been active in various community organizations including the Rutledge Womens Club, Grainger County Retired Teachers, American Legion Auxiliary, V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Regional Library Board. Mrs. Leedy was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Xan Ray Leedy. He is survived by her son, Hal Read Leedy of Ephrata, Washington; her daughter and son-in-law, Gregg and Susan Luker of Bean Station; grandchildren, Taver Leedy, Sarah Leedy, Jared Corum, Kate Luker and one great-grandchild, Gracie Leedy. Funeral services for Mrs. Leedy will be held Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 8:00 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Wright officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Harrell Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. with the service to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Virginia Leedy Scholarship Fund, in care of Citizens Bank and Trust Company, P.O. Box 98, Rutledge, TN. 37861. Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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LARSON, ROGER WAYNE, age 59, of Mooresburg, passed away Saturday, March 20, 1999 at U.T. Hospital in Knoxville. Born in Binford, North Dakota, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired mechanic. He is preceded in death by his parents, Verna and Arthur Larson. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Larson; daughter and sons-in-law, Lora and Sam O’Connor of Anchorage, Alaska, Kim and Steve Bray of Blaine, TN.; son and daughter-in-law, Artie and Kim Larson of Frankfort, Indiana; 3 granddaughters; 2 grandsons; sister, Gladys Hunter of Frankfort, IN.; brothers, Stanley Larson of Russiaville, IN., Robert Larson of Deluth, MN., Gary Larson of Moorehead, MN. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Bowlin officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge.
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LOWE, GLADYS R., 77, 1800 Collinson Ford Road, Morristown, passed away early this morning at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Systems. Arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.
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MILLS, HAROLD (POP), age 68, of Swans Marina in Dandridge, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Jefferson City Health and Rehab. He was an avid flea market enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Beatrice Mills; parents, Rev. Ollie and Katie Mills; brothers, Rev. Bill Mills and James T. Mills; sister, Ruth Mills; brother-in-law, Jay Allison and Dewey Baker. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Delbert Caldwell of Morristown; daughters, Betty , Alma and Cindy Mills, all of Lenoir City; sisters, Della Baker, Kate Allison and Viola Mills, all of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Dustin and Wendy Blazer, Andy Smith, Heather Jones and Dillan Johnson; special nephews, Clarence Allison and Petie Baker; special niece, Bonnie Maples. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Manes Funeral Chapel, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Garden. The Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 7-9 at Manes Funeral Home. Manes Funeral Home in charge.
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SIMMONS, NANNIE B., age 79, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. J.B. Gulley officiating. Interment to follow in the Noeton Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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THOMASON, PATRICK E., age 46, of Morristown, passed away on March 19, 1999 at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and retired from General Electric. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Jean Thomason. Survivors include, wife, Rhonda Thomason, of Morristown; son, Timothy Thomason, of Morristown; father, Robert E. Thomason, of Sevierville; one sister; one brother. Funeral services for Mr. Thomason will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Sid Nichols and Rev. Jeffrey Harvel will officiate. Entombment will be at the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family of Mr. Thomson will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church prior to the services. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. 

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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 Bennett 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, I.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. 
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WOOD, LAVENIA H., of Bean Station, wife of the late Eugene H. Wood III, died March 21, 1999. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John B. Holloway of Rutherford College, N.C. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Abernathy Memorial United Methodist Church of Rutherford College, N.C. She was the first volunteer in Hamblen County for the Reach to Recovery Program sponsored by the American Red Cross. Mrs. Wood was also past president of the Hamblen County Women’s Democrat Committee and served on the Hamblen County Democrat Executive Committee. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph B. Holloway of Wilmington, N.C.; sister-in-law, Cecil Coffey and brother-in-law, Sloan (Tony) Wood of Morganton, N.C. Survivors include her children, John and Marlys Wood of Talbott, Eugene IV and Alice Wood of Rutherford College, N.C. and Nina W. Davis, also of Rutherford College, N.C.; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 Tuesday evening at Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown. Friends wishing to express sympathy may do so through memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Medical Center, Memphis, Tenn. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

TRENT, WALTER D., 85, of Sneedville, passed away Sunday, March 21, 1999 at the Morristown Healthcare System. He was a member of Trent Valley Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Arthur and Linda Trent. Survivors are children, Eugene Jr. and Dewey Trent, both of Morristown; Curtis Trent of Sneedville; Ruth Trent of Morristown; Linda Trent of Maine; Mae Trent of Bulls Gap; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Gaston Trent of Sneedville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Trent Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Trent Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday, March 22, 1999, from 6 to 9 at the McNeil Funeral Home. McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville is in charge of arrangements.

SEAL, JAMES S. “CHISEL”, 74, of Sneedville, passed away Saturday, March 20, 1999 at the Morristown-Hamblen Hospital in Morristown. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wylie and Dona Seal; brother, Will Seal; sisters, Mary Long and Martha Burchett. Survivors include son, Rev. Jimmy Ray Seal of Austin, Texas; sisters, Addie Williams and Edna Burchett, both of Sneedville; Thelma Trent of Dalton, Ga.; Dora Johnson of Rogersville; Ruth Nichols of Franklin, Ohio; grandchildren, Ashley, Ginger and Jonathan Seal; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Orbin Johnson will officiate. Interment will be in the Ferguson Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday, March 22, 1999, from 6 to 9 at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville is in charge of arrangements. 

BISHOP, PAULINE M., age 88, of 515 Pleasant Ave., passed away Monday, March 22, 1999 at Heritage Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Dockery Funeral Home in charge.
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CRONMILLER, HELEN, 1935 Muddy Creek Rd., Dandridge, formerly of Dearborn, MI., born May 6, 1928, passed away March 21, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson City, TN. She was a homemaker. Funeral services Friday, March 26, 1999, 11:00 a.m. at Hills Union United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends following the memorial services at the church. Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge in charge.
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DALTON, BLANCHE, age 89, passed away Monday, March 22, 1999. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Buell officiating. Graveside services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Rogersville. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. prior to services. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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KEENER, CHARLES W., age 76, of Morristown, passed away March 23, 1999 at Morristown Hamblen
Healthcare. He was of the Methodist faith. He was an Army veteran of World War II; CBI Theater,; Tennessee Defense Force and a member of Merrill Marauders and V.F.W. Post No. 5266. Preceded in death by his parents, William Anthony and Elsie Maude Keener; sisters, Virginia Sinnetti; and Margaret Burdette and daughter, Frances Ann Hodge. Survivors: wife of 35 years, Elizabeth Keener of Morristown; daughters and sons-in-law, Dotty and David Martin of Silver City, NM., Brenda and Michael Estes of Ashland, Ky.; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Hurt of Smith Grove, KY.; several nieces and nephews. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mayes Mortuary with Chaplain Jerry Emonds officiating. Military graveside services to follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens with V.F.W. Post No 5266. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
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MCGEE, WILLIAM DWIGHT, 902 Able Way, Dandridge, formerly of Sheffield, AL., born Nov. 23, 1958, passed away March 23, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson City, TN. He was a construction worker. Funeral services Thursday, 8:30 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel (Dandridge.) Family will receive friends Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge in charge.

BISHOP, PAULINE M., age 88, of 515 Pleasant Ave., born September 16,1910, passed away Monday, March 22, 1999 at Heritage Center. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where she was faithful in many capacities, including member of the choir, and served as the local President of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Bishop was loved by many and will be missed by all. She was preceded in death by husband, Clyde C. Bishop Sr.,; father and mother, Saint Elmo and Ruby Moore. Survivors: sons, Clyde Jr., and (Deloris) of Silver Springs, MD., Melvin of Clinton, MD., and Carl of Morristown; sisters, Lorraine Terry of Dallas, TX., Bessie Anderson of Cincinnati, OH., and Mildred Floyd of Nashville, TN.; brothers, Donald and Randolf Moore of Nashville, TN,; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many nephews, nieces, and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Edwin Cunningham officiating. Interment in Hamblen Memory Gardens after funeral services. Family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 10-11 a.m. The family is being served by Dockery Funeral Home.
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COMPTON, ELMER O., age 60, of Morristown, passed away March 24, 1999 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mayes Mortuary.
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HARBIN, BILLY JR., age 72, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital at 1:30 p.m. He was a native of Jefferson County and a member of Friendly View Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Billy and Lula Harbin and was preceded in death by 3 brothers, James, Albert and Oscar and 1 sister, Pauline. Survivors: wife, Ada Mae Harbin; daughter, Landa Sue Harbin; sister-in-law, Ceney Collins; brother-in-law, Johnny (Agnes) Locke; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Friendly View Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Holt and Rev. Terry Greene officiating. Interment in Prospect Cemetery. The body will lie in state 1 hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday and 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge.
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REECE, MR. DENVER, age 79, of Tazewell, passed away Wednesday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Knoxville. Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.
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TURNER, MILDRED (GRANDMA), age 86, of Knoxville, TN., formerly of Russellville, went home to be with Jesus Tuesday evening, March 23, 1999 at Park West Hospital. Mildred was born February 17, 1913 in Barnsley, Georgia to James and Mary Alice Cantrell Harris and was the last of eight brothers and sisters. She was a member of the Church of God for 62 years. Preceded in death by husband, Richard Turner. Grandma Turner was known throughout the country for her delicious meals that she prepared for family, friends, ministers and churches. She was famous for her pickled green tomatoes. She will be fondly remembered for her gifts of hospitality, friendships and prayer life. Survived by beloved family: daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Gerald Bradbury of Longview, Washington, Peggie and Dennis Bradbury of Knoxville, TN., Jane and Jerry Boyd of Omaha, Nebraska, Pat and Richard Bradbury of Cleveland, TN.; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; closest friend, Mittie Green of Omaha, Nebraska. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Church of God, 12813 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN., with grandson, Rev. Rick Bradbury and Rev. Joe T. Winn officiating. Private burial will be Saturday in Lake View Cemetery in Lenoir City, TN In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church of God, 12813 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN. 37922. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home, 
108 Walnut St., Lenoir City, TN. 423-986-8013. Click Funeral Home in charge.

ARSENAULT, LOUISE M., age 92, of Morristown, passed away March 26, 1999 at Heritage Center. She was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Phillippe; sons, Richard and Russell. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Charles (Terry) Lampkin of Morristown; Mrs. Jack (Constance) Ellis of Waverly, N.Y.; sons, Raymond Arsenault of Morristown and Carol Arsenault of Haverhill, Mass.; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Father Patrick Garrity officiating. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

BISHOP, PAULINE M., age 88, of 515 Pleasant Avenue, Morristown, died Monday, March 22, 1999, at Heritage Center of Morristown. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 27, at Bethel United Methodist Church. Services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 27 at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edwing Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. Dockery Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

COMPTON, ELMER ODELL, age 60, of Morristown, formerly of Virginia, passed away Wednesday evening, March 24, 1999, at his home following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Josie Compton and sister, Bertie Bowman. He was a former employee of Forenta and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Compton of Morristown; son, Jim Compton of Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Steve Mathie of Morristown; grandchildren, Gabrielle White and Matthew Mathie; brothers, Dillard, Troy and Roger Compton; sisters, Helen Fields, Faye Collier and Ruby Bowman, all of Virginia; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mayes Mortuary with Dr. Byron Chambers officiating. Military graveside services will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens with VFW Post No. 5266. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

HARBIN, BILLY JR., 72, of Morristown, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. The family will receive friends 6-9 tonight and Saturday night at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday at Friendly View Baptist Church. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown is in charge of arrangements. 

HIPSHIRE, JACK O., 69, of Lincoln Park, Mich., passed away March 24 in Michigan. The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Watson Chapel Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell is in charge of arrangements. 

HODGSON, HOLLIS, passed away Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

OWENS, RETHA, 81, of Bean Station, passed away Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Owens; parents, Grover and Zelis Myers, and daughters, Ernestine Boyd and Mildred Pauline Owens. She was of the Holiness faith. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Lamon and Sandra Owens, Estel Owens, all of Morristown, and Bill and Lucille Owens of Harlan, Ky.; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Ronald Goff and Aileen and Herbert Griffith, all of Morristown; grandchildren, Ronald Goff, Angie Cornett, Debra Cribbs, Tim, Bobby Joe and Doyal Lynn Campbell, Terry, Kenny, Stevie, Johnny, Mark and Anthony Owens, Tammy C. McCracken and Regina Strange; great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Ronald Goff III, Donna and Brandon Cornett, Heidi Cribbs, Timothy, Andy, Brandi, Kristina, Jennifer, Joe, Samantha, and Britne Campbell, Justin and Ashley McCracken, Amanda, Crystal and Josh Strange, Tyler, Timothy, Jason, Ashley and Kristi Owens. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Crayne officiating. Entombment will follow in the Hamblen Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

REECE, DENVER, age 79, of Tazewell, passed away Wednesday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville. Services were held today at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell. Burial was in the Reece Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell was in charge of arrangements. 

THOMAS, JIMMY LEWIS, age 64, of Route 5, Rutledge, passed away at 5:20 p.m., Thursday afternoon, March 25, 1999, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville following a courageous battle with cancer. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Vira Thomas and a sister, Mrs. Ima Justice. Survivors include his devoted wife, Mrs. Berniece Dalton Thomas of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Lisa Thomas of Rutledge; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Tim West of Rutledge and Paula and Chuck Cobb of Morristown; grandchildren, Chad, Laura, Preston, Anna Marie and Emily; mother-in-law, Mrs. Velva Dalton of Thorn Hill; sisters, Mrs. Kay Berry of Seymour and Mrs. Alma Matthews of Dandridge; brothers, Benny Thomas of Knoxville, Lowell Thomas of Seymour and Joe Thomas of Spokane, Washington, Kent Thomas of Massachusetts and Dale Thomas of Monroe, Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 28, 1999, from the Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City with Rev. Rick Loy officiating. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Boulevard, Jefferson City. 

Bowers, Elzie "Marie", age 81, of Cedar Creek Community, Greeneville,
died Friday, March 26, 1999, at Sunrise Health Care Center of
Greeneville. Bowers, a housewife, was born on May 27, 1917 in Greene
County. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p. m. and 7-9 p. m. on
Saturday, March 27 at Kiser Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1:30
p. m. today at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel in Greeneville. Interment will
be at Greenelawn Memory Gardens. Kiser Funeral Home Chapel will be
handling the arrangements.
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Estep, James "J.D." Dallard Sr., age 97, of Cumberland Gap, Tenn. was
born on March 4, 1902 and passed away March 26, 1999 at the Claiborne
County Nursing Home. He was a life-long member and deacon of the First
Baptist Church of Cumberland Gap. He was owner and operator of J.D.
Estep Grocery in Cumberland Gap for 68 years and served as former mayor
of Cumberland Gap for 18 years. He was the son of the late John and
Minervia Estep. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nell Estep
and daughter Dorothy Clawson. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law,
James Dallard Estep Jr. and Elizabeth Estep of New Tazewell; daughter,
Ann Estep of Cumberland Gap; sister, Nola Comer of Maryville;
grandchildren, James Dallard Estep III of New Tazewell, Robert Estep of
New Tazewell, Ellen Merritt of Knoxville, Jimmy Clawson of Morristown,
Johnny Clawson of Morristown, Suzanne Poole of Morristown; 10 great
grandchildren and son-in-law John F. Clawson of Morristown. The family
will receive friends from 6 -8 p.m., Monday, March 29, 1999 at the First
Baptist Church of Cumberland Gap with funeral services to follow at 8:00
p.m., with the Rev. Richard Minton officiating. Music will be by the
Cumberland Gap Church Choir and Mike Rowland. Pallbearers will include
Jimmy Clawson, Johnny Clawson, James Dallard Estep III, Robert M. Estep,
Bob Merritt, Barry Poole. Burial will be in the Harrogate Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the window fund of the First
Baptist Church of Cumberland Gap. Claiborne Funeral Home will be in
charge of arrangements.

Fronsman, Beverly Marie, age 66 of Providence Drive, Jefferson City,
formerly of 1712 Moore Avenue, Greeneville, died on Friday morning,
March 26, 1999 at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. She had retired from
Magnavox and was a Baptist by faith. Survivors include 3 daughters,
Vontella Dunlap of Jefferson City, Pamela Blakeburn of Greeneville,
Kimberly Fronsman of Lithia Springs, GA. ; 5 grandchildren, Tonya Brown
and husband Lamar, Sherri Rauberts and husband Chad, Roy W. Blakeburn,
Nicole Milburn, and Jessy Fronsman; 1 great-granddaughter, Emily Brown;
3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Josephine and J.C. Brinkley of Jefferson
City, Leona Rader of Morristown, and Edna Killion of Morristown; 1
brother and sister-in-law; Ronnie Housewright; and a special friend,
Barbara "Barb" Combs. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Grace
Workman Rines and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles
Fronsman. The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 8:00
p.m. at Kiser Funeral Chapel. Graveside Service will be held at the
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 29, 1999.
The minister presiding will be Rev. Roy Blakeburn. The Pall-bearers
include Ronnie Housewright, Lamar Brown, Chad Rauberts, Roy W.
Blakeburn, Jim Brinkley, Charles Rines. The body is at Kiser Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. The
family has requested that friends meet at Kiser Funeral Home, Monday at
10:30 a.m., to go in procession to the ceremony. All donations can be
made to Kiser Funeral Home at 401 West Main Street in Greeneville, Tenn.
37743.
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Harbin, Billy Jr., age 72, of Morristown, passed away on Tuesday, March
23, 1999 at Morristown Hamblen Hospital. Services will be held at
Friendly View Baptist Church, today at 2:30 p.m. Internment will be held
at Prospect Cemetery. Stubblefield Funeral Home will be in charge of
arrangements.
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Hodgson, Hollis Wilson, age 75, of New Market passed away Thursday,
March 25, 1999. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, March
27, 1999 at Fielden Chapel with Rev. Andy Ferguson officiating.
Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. today at Westview Cemetery. Fielden
Funeral Home of New Market will be handling the arrangements.

Houston, Ottis Douglas (Ott), age 76, of Lone Mountain, Tenn. was born
September 26, 1922, and passed away March 26, 1999, at his home in Lone
Mountain after a long illness. He was the son of the late John & Pearl
(Weaver) Houston of Union County. He professed Christ at an early age.
He lived and worked 50+ years in Claiborne County and surrounding
counties. He was owner of Houston & sons Construction. Many knew him as
The Bull Dozier Man. Ottis Houston was preceded in death by his parents;
wife, Nell (Bolden) Houston; daughter, Vickie Sue Houston of Tazewell;
brothers, Ken, Kyle, James and Rubel of Union County. Survivors include
brother, Ceaser Houston of Union County; sons and daughter-in-law, Fred
and Kay Houston, Doug Houston all of Tazewell; daughters and
sons-in-law, Anna Lou, the late Gene Graves of Maynardville, Colene and
Johnny DeBusk of Tazewell; 8 grandsons, Mitch, Mike, John, and Buddy
Houston all of Tazewell, Roger, Paul and Clyde Graves of Maynardville,
Andy Wilmouth of Columbus, Ga.; 3 granddaughters, Gail Woodard of
Maynardville, Teresa Kitts of Dalton, Ga., and Jennifer of Columbus,
Ga.; 13 great-grandchildren; special sisters-in-law, Eula Gray,
Geraldine, Edith and Hattie Houston all of Union County; a host of other
relatives and friends. The funeral will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at
Coffey Chapel. The family will receive friends at 6-9 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday, March 28 and 29 at Coffey Funeral Home. The burial will be
held at Burial Fairview Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home will be in charge
of arrangements.

Howerton, Georgia Hopson, age 83, of Jefferson City Health and Rehab
Center went home to be with Jesus, Saturday, March 27, 1999. She was a
member of Praise World Outreach Center and the widow of James J.
Howerton. Survivors include son, Bobby (B. J.) and Kaye Howerton;
daughter, Dorothy (Elmer) Howerton; grandchildren, Kim and Tim Howerton
of Morristown, Bobby and Howerton of Jacksonville, Ark. and Rick and
Debbie Davis of Haines City, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Jonathan and
Megan of Jacksonville, Ark., Matthew and Sara Davis of Knoxville, Tenn.,
and Tyler and Casey Davis of Rogersville, Tenn.; beloved sister-in-law,
Mary Ruth Hopson; step-daughter-in-law, Wilma Howerton; step-daughter,
Ethel James; stepson, George Howerton; eight step-grandchildren;
thirteen step great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins
and a host of friends because she loved everyone she met. Funeral
services will be at 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 29, 1999, at Mayes Mortuary
with Rev. Ron Sills officiating. Graveside services will be at 10:00
a.m., Tuesday at Fairfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends
from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening prior to the services at the mortuary.
Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Kiggans, Thomas F., age 37, of Morristown, passed away Friday morning at
his parents home in Talbott. He was a native of Jefferson County. He was
a truck driver and had served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include wife,
Becky West Kiggans of Morristown; parents, Joe Edward and Virginia Roach
Kiggans of Talbott; 1 daughter, Ginger and husband Karl Brown of Kodak;
2 brothers, Terry Joe Kiggans of Morristown, Christopher Kiggans of
Morristown; 1 sister, Tammy Moye of Morristown; grandson, Greyson Brown.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Westside Chapel. Dr.
Bryan Chambers will be officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson
Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends
7-9 p.m. on Saturday at Westside Chapel. Westside Chapel will be
handling arrangements.

Loope, Dewey G., age 90 of White Pine, passed away Saturday March 27,
1999 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville. Preceded in death
by his wife, Eunice G. Loope. He was a prominent farmer in the White
Pine community. Survived by daughter Joan Loope Franks of Chattanooga;
son and daughter-in-law, Edward D. and Nancy Loope of Knoxville;
grandsons, Andrew, Michael, John and Stephen; granddaughter, Ramona
Franks Elkins both of Andersonville; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. this evening from the
Farrar's White Pine Chapel with Rev. Clarence Wells and Rev. Von L.
Loope officiating. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. at the
funeral home prior to services. Interment will be 11:00 a.m., Monday
morning in the White Pine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family
suggest that memorials be made to your favorite charity. Farrars of
White Pine will be in charge of arrangements.
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Palmer, Stanley L., age 95, of 682 Dale Street, died at 10:30 p.m. on
Thursday, March 25, 1999, at his home. He was born in Hawkins County,
but lived in Kingsport practically all of his life. He was employed with
Slip-Not Belting Company for many years, retiring as a Supervisor in
1975. Stanley Palmer was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was
preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Rhea Palmer; two grandchildren,
Greg Wright and Vickie Tilson. Survivors include one son, Jottie L.
Palmer and his wife, Louise of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Vivian
Wright and her husband, Harold of Kingsport, Glena Whittaker and her
husband, Ronnie of Morristown; eleven grandchildren; seventeen
great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and one sister,
Irene Coates of Kingsport. Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. this evening
at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home at downtown Kingsport or any time at the
home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home
chapel with Dr. Ronald Davis officiating. Graveside services will be
conducted at 11 a.m., Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Grandchildren will
serve as pallbearers. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes will be in charge of
arrangements.
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Thomas, Jimmy Lewis, age 64, of Route 5, Rutledge, passed away at 5:20
p.m. Thursday afternoon, March 25, 1999, at Fort Sanders Regional
Medical Center in Knoxville, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his parents,
Jim and Vira Thomas; a sister, Ima Justice. Survivors include his
devoted wife, Berniece Dalton Thomas of the home; son and
daughter-in-law, Tim and Lisa Thomas of Rutledge; daughters and
sons-in-law, Pam and Tim West of Rutledge, and Paul and Chuck Cobb of
Morristown; grandchildren, Chad, Laura, Preston, Anna Marie and Emily;
mother-in-law, Velva Dalton of Thorn Hill; sisters, Kay Berry of
Seymour, and Alma Matthews of Dandridge; brothers, Benny Thomas of
Knoxville, Lowell Thomas of Seymour, and Joe Thomas of Spokane, Wash.,
Kent Thomas of Mass., and Dale Thomas of Monroe, La.; and several nieces
and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., this
morning, March 28, 1999, from the Jefferson Memorial Gardens in
Jefferson City. Rev. Rick Loy will be officiating. Pallbearers will be
John Shortridge, Elmer Owens, Claude Bullen, Charles Cruze, Ronnie
Morgan, Stanley Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie McGaha,
Dwayne Brabson, Mack Buchanan, Keith Lamb and Wayne Cabbage. The family
will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday evening, March 27, 1999 at
the funeral home. Farrar Funeral Home will be handling arrangements at
411 W. Broadway Blvd. in Jefferson City, Tenn. 37760.

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