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|CASE, LARRY EUGENE, 40, of Church Hill, formerly of Jefferson City,
passed away at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fielden
Funeral Home, New Market.
HATFIELD, MS. LILLI B., age 66, of Morristown, TN., was born January 6, 1933, and passed away April 25, 1999 at the Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital in Knoxville, TN. She was a member of the Dutch Valley Baptist Church in Washburn, TN. She was preceded in death by, daughter, Ann Townsley Lambert; husbands, Homer Townsley, Raemor Collins, Tom Hatfield; parents, Hobert and Mae Baldwin; several brothers and sisters. She is survived by, son, Homer L. Townsley of Morristown, TN.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ike and Brenda Baldwin of Morristown, TN., Wayne and Bernneta Baldwin of Ottawa Lake, MI., Tom and Wanda Baldwin of Chester, AR.; sister and brother-in-law, Ester and Wayne Thompkins of Morristown, TN.,; sisters, Mossie Harrell of Washburn, TN., Linda Carmack of Morristown, TN.; and several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at Claiborne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Savage officiating. Music by Elms Spring Singers. Pallbearers: Billy Williams, Lonnie Young, Randy Harrell, Jack Hazeltine, Ronnie Hazeltine, Ronnie Mayes, Brandy Baldwin. Burial in the Wood/Cosby Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
PURKEY, KYLE JUNIOR, age 49, of Morristown, passed away Monday, April 26, 1999. Funeral services to be announced by Stubblefield Funeral Home.
ROBERTSON, J.C., age 66, of Swainsboro, GA., formerly of Morristown and a former employee of Berkline, passed away Saturday, April 24, 1999. He was a member of Adriel Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Barbara Buell; brother, James Robertson of Morristown and sister, Ollie Oliver of Bean Station. Funeral services were held Monday, 3:00 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Swainsboro, GA. Compliments of Westside Chapel Funeral Home.
SEAY, JAMES H. (CHARLIE), 79, of Bulls Gap, passed away April 26, 1999, at his home after a lingering illness. He was a Saint of God and served as Deacon of Speedwell Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Janie Dean Seay. mHe is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth Jeffers Seay; one daughter and son-in-law, Imogene and David Lawson; one son and daughter-in-law, Sammy K. and Vicki Seay; one granddaughter, Mrs. Todd (Sheri) Ives,; three grandsons, Rodney and wife, Kasey Lawson, Jamie Lawson, Sammy James Seay, all of Bulls Gap; two sisters, Mrs. Lorraine Williams of Bulls Gap and Mrs. Ruth Wheeler of Talbott; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 27, 1999, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. followed by the funeral services at 8:00 p.m. at Colboch-Price Chapel with Rev. Tecky Hicks and Rev. Harold Manis officiating. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Speedwell Baptist Church Cemetery. Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
SPIVEY, MRS. ODESSA AGNES KELLY, age 77, of Jefferson City, passed away at 11:17 p.m. Sunday evening, April 25, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City. A member of Wooten’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by mother and father, Elsie and Ben Kelly. Retired employee of Phillips Consumer Electronics with 30 years service. Life time member of the Holston Chapter of the Eastern Star No. 384. Survived by husband, James H. Spivey, Jefferson City; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Pat Spivey of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Brad Spivey and wife Jody of Morristown, Michele O’Neal and husband, Tom of Alpharetta, GA., Brian Spivey and wife, Julie of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Erin, Jake, Taylor, and Josie Spivey. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at Farrar’s Chapel, Jefferson City, with the Reverend Millard Johnson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to proceed to Jefferson Memorial Gardens for 10:00 a.m. interment service. Family will receive friends 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, is in charge of arrangements.
TOMASULO, JERRY G., age 77, of Ranch Rd., Dandridge, born Dec. 13, 1921, Brooklyn, N.Y., passed away Saturday April 24, 1999 in Knoxville. He was retired manager for Southern Bell. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at Dandridge Chapel of Farrar Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Entombment at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge is in charge of arrangements.
DANNENHOLD, CYRIL ROGER “CY,“ age 55, of Knoxville, formerly of JeffersonCity, passed away Sunday morning, May 30, 1999, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Cy was a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Tennessee Law School and served in the United States Army in Vietnam. He was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and was with the Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company. An avid tennis player, he was a member of the Bally Health Club. He is survived by a son, Michael Dannenhold of Anaheim, Cali-fornia; parents, Jean and Cyril Dannenhold of Jefferson City; and sister, Kathy Dannenhold of Nashville. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 4, 1999, at Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City with Dr. W.I. Jones and Dr. Vern Holstad officiating with a eulogy by Susan Howell and music by Douglas Manley. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening, June 3, 1999, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Can-cer Society, 1423 Leon Drive, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760 or to Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923. Farrar Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HODGE, JAMES C. SR., age 79, of 2315 Buffalo Trail, Tenn., passed away May 31, 1999 at Life Care Center of Morristown. He was a Shriner and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Sherrill Hodge, Lewis Hodge, Thurman Hodge and Everett Hodge. Survivors, son, James C. Hodge Jr., and Donna, Morristown; daughter, Connie Hodge Jones, Morristown; grandchildren, Shannon Stout, Michael Jones, Joe Hodge and James Allen Hodge, all of Morristown; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Shull of California, Margaret Chandler, Erma Bledsoe and Bertie Kennedy, all of Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Bowers Funeral Home, 1631 Bob White Blvd., Pulaski, VA. Military services will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Shiloh, VA. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
MURDOCK, MASTER SGT. FRED B., age 54, of Whitesburg, passed away Monday, May 31, 1999. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam, a Mason and had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Knoxville. Survivors, wife, Myra; children and their spouses, Richard and Crystal Murdock, Evelyn and Rick Stroud, Julie and James Jones of Morristown, Michelle Murdock of Sevierville, Michael Murdock of Morristown; grand-children, Ricky, Rusty, Jessica, Chelsea, Kellie, Breanna, Shelby Lynn; sister, Geneice Shipp of Greeneville; special friends, Shirley, Karen and Roger Woody, Mary, Jeff and Coy Bunch. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Masonic services by Masonic Lodge No. 422. Interment in Hamblen Memory Gardens with military honors by Ft. Campbell. The Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
PUGLA, FLORENCE R., 75, of Morristown, formerly of Princeton, passed away Saturday, May 29, 1999 in Morristown. She was born February 11, 1924 in Pikeville, Ky. to the late Ran Roberts and Maxine Hale Roberts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Pugla. She was a homemaker and lived in Morristown for the past four years with her daugh-ter, Mary Jo Lewis. Survivors, 2 daughters, Mary Jo Lewis of Morristown, Jacqueline Phipps of Peterstown, W.Va.; 2 sons, Glen Roberts of Fort Hill, N.C., Doyle Maskello of Princeton; 3 step-daughters, Peggy Hower-ton of Matoaka, Margaret Milam of Bluewell, W.Va., Victoria Adams of Princeton; 2 stepsons, Louis Pugalee of Matoaka, Dan Pugalee of Troy, Ohio; 1 brother, Doyle Roberts of New-port, R. I.; 1 sister, Gladys Mills of Keysville, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends attending the service are asked to meet from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home is in charge of ar-rangements.
STANFILL, MAZIE P., age 90, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord Monday, June 1, 1999. She passed away at her home after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Stanfill and a daughter, Patsy Vining. She was the last surviving member of Jack and Mary West of Morristown. She was a long-time member of Westview Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, James Stanfill of the home and one daughter, Juanita Clark of Forest Lake, Minn., and son-in-law, Warren Vining of Minn. She was the proud grandmother of 9 grandchilden; 22 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; 4 special nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2p.m. Friday at Westside Chapel with Rev. Charles Smith and Rev. Richard Crayne officiating. Interment to follow in the Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will re-ceive friends Thursday 7- 9p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
TURK, IVA FAIN, age 104, of New Market, passed away Monday, May 31, 1999 at Jefferson City Health and Rehab Center. She was a member of Youngs Memorial AME Zion Church. Preceded in death by husband, Graham Turk; daughters, Doris Chambers, Anna Belle McFarland; grandson, Calvin Chambers; parents, Laura and William Fain; 1 sister; 4 brothers; 1 great-nephew. Survived by nieces, Katherine Stephens, Precious Munford, both of Knoxville and Ivory Haygood of Pa.; granddaughter-in-law, Florance Chambers of Ga.; sister-in-law, Odessa Fain of New Market; 3 great-nieces; great-nephew, Ross Cunningham Jr. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fielden Chapel with Rev. General Brazelton officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday at Youngs Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 7-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. Fielden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BUTLER, MRS. MARY ELIZABETH CLEO MAY TURNER, age 87, of New Tazewell, passed away Tuesday night at Claiborne County Hospital. Family will receive friends7-9 Friday at Coffey Funeral home in Tazewell. Funeral service 2 p.m. Satruday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Burial in Thompson Chapel Cemetery. Lie in state 30 minutes before service. Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.
CARROLL, WILLIAM O., (LAN), 61, of Rutledge, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at his home. He was a member of Clouds Memorial Baptist Church. Survived by his wife, Minnie Leonard Carroll of Rut-ledge; sisters, Edith Robertson, Myrtle Greene and Bobbie Day of New Tazewell, Mossie Baker of Morristown; brother, Roy Carroll of New Tazewell; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Shannon Burkhart. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fielden Chapel with Revs. Clinton Davis , Steve Sexton and Donnie Hankins officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. Fielden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HAWORTH, ESTHER HAYNES, 90, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Mills Springs Baptist Church. Survived by daughter, Mary Taylor Whan of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Larry Haynes of Canton,Ga.; daughters, Laurie and Gloria Haynes of Atlanta, Ga.; Mary Townsend of Pharr, Tex., Jena Meyers of Selmer, Tenn.; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Agnes Howard of N.C.; several nieces and 1 nephew. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Mills Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Rusty Webster officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Garden. The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes before service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. Fielden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HORTON, JIMMY ROGER (TOMMY), age 58, of Talbott, formerly of Ferndale, Maryland, born and raised in Sneedville, died June 3, 1999 at the home of his daughter, Monica Pierce after a short battle with cancer. Preceded in death by grandpar-ents, Andrew and Martha Ferguson and Reece and Dora Horton. Survivors: daughter, Monica J. Pierce of Talbott; sons, John C. Horton of Pasa-dena, Md., Rick W. Horton of Talbott, formerly of Ferndale, Md.; grandchildren, Justin, Ashleigh and Jordan Pierce of Talbott, Taylor Paige Horton and her very special mother, Chrissy Bell of Pasadena, Md.; mother, Hazel Ferguson of Sneedville; father, Carroll Horton of Morristown; brothers, Harrold (Linda) Horton of Md., Bill and Randy Ferguson of Sneedville; sisters, Joyce (Walle) Smith of Have De Grace, Md., Sandy (Doc) Russell of Sneedville; several very special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, 1999 at McNeil Funeral Home Chapel in Sneedville. Rev. Joe Haase and Rev. Richard Carpenter officiating. Interment in the Ferguson Cemetery 11 a.m. Saturday. Family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. Family will also receive friends at the home: 971 E. Old Andrew Johnson Highway, Talbott, Tenn. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville, is in charge of arrangements.
PINKNEY, MARIE B., age 82, of Heritage Nursing Home, passed away early Wednesday morning at Morristown-Hamblen Heathcare System. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lucille Ray Bowditch; husband Rev. James Pinkney and daughter, Joyce Pinkney. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Survivors, grandchildren, James Edward Pinkney, Altanta, Ga., Chotal Nicole Pinkney, Morristown; sister, Savannah Wilson, Heritage Nursing Home; 5 great-grandchildren, Maria Alicia Pinkney, Jefferson City, Jordan Tyler Pinkney, Christopher Charles Pinkney, Arnetha Nicole Pinkney, Caitlin Joy Pinkney, Kaley Nachia Neal; 7 nieces; 6 nephews; 11 great-nieces; 3 great-nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Rev. Carl Bragg, Rev. Thomas Phillips and Elder Ventrus Norfolk officiating. Interment will follow in City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of services at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Westside Funeral Home, Morristown is in charge of arrangements.
OSBORNE, ROBERT EARL, age 40, of Rogersville, passed away Saturday, May 30,1999 at Laughlin Memorial Hospital following a short illness. He had served in the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert Franklin and Mary Alice Osborne; John H. Miller and Sarah Catherine Miller; several uncles, cousins and niece. He is survived by his mother, Betty Miller of the home; father and step-mother, Bill and Della Osborne of Rogersville; sister and brother-in-law, Glenna and Dale Estepp of Greeneville; brother, Billy Ray Osborne of Phyllis, Ky.; 3 nephews; 1 niece; 3 aunts and several cousins. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, 1999, at Col-boch-Price Chapel with Rev. George Bradley, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Courtney Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
PUGH, JAMES ALLEN “JIMMY,” age 40, of North Charleston, S.C., formerly of Dandridge, died suddenly Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at his home. Born in Harrisonburg, Va., he was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Calvin Pugh, Sr. and mother-in-law, Concepcion F. Guillermo. Jimmy was owner of Budget Tires of North Charleston since 1992 and previously had served in the U.S. Air Force as a Tech Sgt. and was an Aircraft Mechanic Crew Chief. He was veteran of Vietnam and was stationed in Charleston from 1988 to 1992. Survivors; wife, Lola Flores Guillermo Pugh of North Charleston, S.C.; mother, Barbara McGowen Pugh of Dandridge; sons, James Allen Pugh II and Clarence J.G. Pugh, both of North Charleston, S.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Jim Shannon of Fredrick, Md., Marlene and Jim Larsen of Ft. Smith, Va., Pattie and Isa Cantrell of Dandridge; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence A. and Nancy Pugh, Jr. of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Justin G. Pugh and Clarence I. Droze; other relatives include brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Annie Mendiola of Guam, Silvestre F. and June Guillermo of Guam, Frenando F. and Martha Guillermo of Ca., Ernesto F. and Cathy Guillermo of Wash, Ruperto F. and Dolores Guillermo of Charleston, S.C., Leon F. and Martha Guillermo of Guam, Dante F. and Denise Guillermo of Ca., Connie F. G. and Daniel Toves of Guam, Jose F. Guillermo and his son Joey of Wash. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999 at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Herb Jones officiating. Interment graveside services with military honors by the East Tennessee Veterans Guard, 1 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. Farrar Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
STANFILL, MAZIE P., age 90, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord Monday, June 1, 1999. She passed away at her home after a long illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Westside Chapel with Rev. Charles Smith and Rev. Richard Crayne officiating. Interment to follow in the Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
COURTNEY, MRS. LORRAINE P., age 76, of Johnson City, died Thursday, June 3, 1999 in NHC Healthcare following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Courtney was born in Russellville, Tenn., and spent her early life until marriage in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was a resident of Greenville, S. C. for 28 years. She was a daughter of the late Robert W. and Dessie Estes Parrish. Mrs. Courtney had served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, where she attended the Christian Homemakers Sunday School class. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Courtney was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Survivors include her husband, George Lloyd Courtney; three sons, Robert J. Courtney, Clover, S.C., Ralph E. Courtney, Aiken, S.C. and Ronald L. Courtney, Dallas, N.C.; one daughter, Janet Elaine Canaday, Johnson City, Tenn.; two sisters, Marilyn P. Shellenberg, Corning, Iowa and Barbara P. Paez, Council Bluffs, Iowa; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Russellville, Tenn. Rev. R. Willard Warfield will officiate. Pallbearers will be selected from family members and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and other hours at the residence. Morris-Baker, Johnson City is in charge of arrangements.
HELTON, MARY ELIZABETH, 86, passed away early Thursday morning, June 3, 1999. She was a member of Buffalo Trail Baptist Church. Mrs. Helton was a native of Morristown, the daughter of the late Clarence and Jessie Rippetoe. Preceded in death by her husband, William H. Helton; brothers, Herbert, Charles, Wayland and John Rippetoe; sisters, Mildred Graves and Emily Rippetoe. Survivors: son, William H. Helton, Jr.; daughters, Mrs. Frank (Doris) Keister, Mrs. Leonard (Wanda) Diamond and Mrs. Coy Lynn (Helen) Trent; grandchildren, Sharon Guinn, Bobby and Perry Helton, Traci Martin and Brian Trent, all of Morristown, and Laura Fitzgerald of Gray, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Emily Johnson and Sidney Helton; two sisters, Louise Marsh, Morristown and Margaret Floyd, Rogersville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday at Stetzer’s Chapel with Dr. Kenyn Cureton and Rev. Ron Jones officiating. Interment in Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown. Stetzer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
PINKNEY, MARIE B., age 82, of Heritage Nursing Home, passed away early Wednesday morning at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lucille Ray Bowditch; husband, Rev. James Pinkney and daughter, Joyce Pinkney. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Survivors: grandchildren, James Edward Pinkney, Atlanta, Ga., Chotal Nicole Pinkney, Morristown, Maria Alicia Pinkney, Jefferson City; sister, Savannah Wilson, Heritage Nursing Home; 5 great-grandchildren, Jordan Tyler Pinkney, Christopher Charles Pinkney, Aretha Nicole Pinkney, Caitlin Joy Pinkney and Kaley Lachia Neal; 7 nieces; 6 nephews; 11 great-nieces; 3 great-nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Rev. Carl Bragg, Rev. Thomas Phillips and Elder Ventrus Norfolk officiating. Interment will follow in City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of services at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. The family will also receive friends at the home of Chotal Pinkney, 300 Lincoln Ave., B-3. Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge of arrangements.
RHYNE, MAUDE J., age 82, of Clinton, passed away June 2, 1999 at Little Creek Sanitarium in Knoxville. She was a longtime member of Zion Baptist Church and an honorary member of Gospel Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lester Rhyne; sisters, Ruth Overton and Dora Herrell and parents, James F. and Flora Johnson Jennings. Survivors: daughters, Linda Cook, Morristown, Louise and husband Larry Jones, Kingston; sons, Carl E. and wife Jean Rhyne, Powell and Jerry L. and wife Sherry Rhyne, Hendersonville; sisters, Alberta Amerine, Clinton, Pearl Foust, Claxton and Mable Vandergriff, Birmingham, Ala.; several nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Deborah Shrader, Duane Rhyne, Donna Inners, Tammy Belcher, De Anna Cook, Laura Scheffer, Lloyd Jones, Jonathan and Joey Rhyne and Brandon and Brittney Haston; great-grandchildren, Kristin Shrader, Colin Rhyne, Jared Belcher, Rebekah Belcher, Leah Belcher, Benjamin Inners, Jeremiah Haston and Regan Haston; special friend and care giver, Mary Lou Wiese of Clinton. Funeral services 3 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999 at Holley Gamble Chapel with Rev. Bill Roop officiating. Interment following funeral at Zion Cemetery in Claxton Community. Family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Gideon International or Alzheimer’s Association. Family will be at the home of Carl Rhyne, 8200 Ewing Rd., Powell. Holley Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SMITH, MARTHA POWELL, age 91, of Jefferson City, formerly of Harlan, Ky., passed away 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at Jefferson County Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jefferson City. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Jefferson County, and a member of LesAmies of Carson-Newman College. Preceded in death by husbands, William I. Powell Jr., and Alfred W. Smith; sisters, Kate Parman, Margaret Ferguson and Mary Jane Ingold; brothers, Lindsey Ferguson and Asa Ferguson; great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Marie Howard. Martha attended Sue Bennett College in London, Ky., a two year college. She later went back to University of Kentucky, graduating with a teaching degree in 1962. She taught many years in the Harlan City Schools, mostly teaching third and fourth grades; fourth was always her favorite grade. She had a love of traveling, sharing this love with her students through the plays that her class would present each year. Family was very important to her and she worked hard to keep in touch with all. Throughout her lifetime, church and her faith were part of all she did. Survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Joy Powell of Jefferson City; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Leslie Peek of Macon, Ga. and Jane and Charles Howard of Hudson, Ohio; grandchildren and spouses, Bill and Amy Powell of Chapel Hill, N.C., Lynn and Dan Stinebring of Berlin, Ohio, Chuck and Kathy Howard of Duluith, Ga., Robert and Leslie Howard of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. and Joan Howard of San Francisco, Ca.; great-grandchildren, Anna Clair and Jesse Stinebring, Ida Joy, Will and Stew Powell, Eryn Michelle, Kassie Anne and Clayton William Howard. Funeral services 6 p.m. Friday, June 4, 1999 at Farrar’s Chapel with Dr. William Johnson officiating. Family and friends will gather at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999 at Resthaven Cemetery in Harlan, Ky., for a 1 p.m. graveside interment service. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 5-6 p.m. prior to the funeral services. Memorial donations may be made to the Music Program of First Baptist Church, 1610 Russell Ave., Jefferson City, TN. 37760. Farrar Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
THORNTON, MARJORIE W., of Parrottsville, Tenn., passed away June 3, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. She was a retired employee of Morristown-Hamblen Hospital, a member of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church and a member of the East Tennessee Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Hazel Williamson; sister, Joyce McGaha; brothers, Robert Williamson, Jr. and Conrad Williamson. Survivors: husband, C. Baxter Thornton; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Emma Lee Balch of Parrottsville; step-son, Bartley Thornton of Newport; step-daughter, Bonnie Thornton of Newport; sisters, Frances Cooper, Barabra Heatherly and Carolyn Snapp, all of Newport; brothers, Jack Williamson and Donnie L. Williamson of Newport; granddaughter, Julie Balch of Parrottsville; step-grandchildren, Amy Click, Scott Thornton and Brandi Burgess, all of Newport; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 4, 1999 at Costner-Maloy Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Costner-Maloy Funeral Chapel. Pastor Claude Villemaire will officiate. Entombment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Luther Memorial Lutheran Church or the East Tennessee Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., 5612 Kingston Pike, Suite 5, Knoxville, TN. 37919-6301. Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.