Miscellaneous Hamblen County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Wednesday Sept.9, 1998

SEAL, SARAH BURKETTE, age 88, of West Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown, passed away September 8, 1998 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a member of Panther Springs United Methodist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by her husband, W.T. Seal; parents, James and Martha Marion; sister, Orpha Johnson; brothers, Grover, Henry and Campbell Marion. Survivors: son, Kenneth H. Seal of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Lou and Jimmy Peoples of Morristown; grandson and wife, Scott and Dee Dee Seal of Germany; granddaughter and husband, Sarah and Doak Gilliam of Morristown; brother, Wilbur Marion of Sneedville; several nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Panther Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Garland James officiating. Interment will be in Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Mayes Mortuary. Memorial gifts may be made to the building fund or the organ fund of Panther Springs United Methodist Church. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 
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CALDWELL, NOLA K., 317 N. Hill St., Apt C. Morristown, passed away September 8, 1998 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was a beautician. Dockery Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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GOINS, THOMAS RALPH, age 42, of Henard Town, Rogersville, passed away Monday, September 7, 1998, at his residence. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Robinson and Dorothy Goins; two brothers, Earnest Goins and Elmer Goins; parents, Arcie and Leona Goins. He is survived by his son, Richie Kerley Goins of Rogersville; two daughters, Crystal Young and Tracy Goins, both of Rogersville; three sisters, Martha Price, Brenda Worley, and Betty Johnson, all of Rogersville; seven brothers, Daniel Goins, Stanley Goins, Doyle Goins, Jerry Goins, Charlie Goins, Worley Goins, and Eugene Goins, all of Rogersville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends anytime at the residence of Charlie Goins, 333 Hillcrest St., Rogersville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville.
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ROACH, PAUL KENNETH, age 62, of Bean Station went to be with the Lord Monday, September 7, 1998 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. He was a member of Crossroad Baptist Church and was preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Virgie Roach and brother, Harold Roach. Survivors: his wife, Susan Roach; sons, Jeff Roach and Tim Roach; daughter, Teresa Woods, all of Morristown; step-daughters, Tammy Farmer and Debra Townsley, both of Bean Station; brother and sisters, Shirley Carpenter of Morristown, Clyde Roach Jr., of Russellville, Mary Fassler of Talbott, Susan Williams of South Carolina; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 9 at Stubblefield Chapel with Rev. Lester Byrd and Rev. Randy Seals officiating. Interment in Helton Cemetery. Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown in charge.
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FERGUSON, CLAY, age 68, of Bean Station, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 1998. He was a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church in Sneedville and was retired from NCR. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Martha Rhea Ferguson; brothers, Homer (Buck) Ferguson and Clarys Ferguson. Survivors: daughters, Lana Ferguson, Bean Station, Vivian Ordonio, Prattville, Alabama, Lorie Gibson, Mooresburg, Vickie Hattaway, Morristown; sisters, Gladys Seal, Sneedville, Edith Woodruff, Sneedville, Imogene Hillburn, Red Oak, Oklahoma; grandsons, William, David, Philip; granddaughters, Erika, Jessica, Melanie. Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Friday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. David Alder and Rev. David Lawson officiating. Interment in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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BARKER, DOROTHY L., 88, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 1998 at Life Care of Jefferson City. Funeral service will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
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LAY, ELNORA, age 64, of Morristown, TN., passed away Sunday, September 6, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 9, 1998, 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel with Dr. Richard Emmert officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. prior to the service. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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HOPKINS, BOBBIE JUNE, age 57, of Talbott, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, September 8, 1998, at the Life Care Center in Jefferson City after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Hopkins was a faithful member of the Sartain Springs Missionary Baptist Church of White Pine and was preceded in death by her parents, William and Pearl Hopkins. Survivors include her sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethel and the late Howard Hill, Virginia and Horace Greene, and Sarah and Escoe Smith, all of Talbott; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Douglas Hopkins of the home, J.T. and Helen Hopkins of White Pine, Marshall and Betty Hopkins of Talbott, Coy and Louise Hopkins, and Fred and Margaret Hopkins of Talbott; several nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; aunts and uncles, Grace and Jean Hill, Elmer and Julia Knowling, Palmer and Mildred Hopkins, all of Talbott, Horace and Kathleen Knowling of Billings, Montana; numerous cousins, Hazel Knowling of Morristown, Lorraine Hopkins of White Pine, and Edith Hopkins of Talbott; special friends, Dee and Opal Cameron and Mae Welch of Talbott. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, September 10, 1998, from the Sartain Springs Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Potter, Reverend Phil Hopkins, and Reverend Leslie Griffin officiating. The body will be moved to the church 30 minutes prior to services, Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, September 9, 1998, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

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Sunday February 28, 1999

BEWLEY, LONA, age 90, of Rogersville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 25th, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Systems. She was born on January 9, 1909 in Pardee, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph D. Bewley; son, R.C. Lipton and grandson, Scott Westmoreland. Survivors: sons are Rev. R.B. Bewley of Tullahoma; Bob Bewley of Rogersville; Jack Bewley of Russellville; Don Bewley of Whitesburg; J.R. Bewley of Morristown. Daughters are: LouiseWalker of Russellville, Betty Jones and Patsy Johnson of Morristown. Twenty-eight grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren. Brother; Frank Creech, Jr. of Lafollette, Tenn. Sister; Dorothy Benton of KY. Also several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Russellville Church of God with Revs. William Gardner, Roger Rigney and Robert Hamilton officiating. 
Graveside services to follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens with Rev. George Davis officiating. The body will lie in state at the church thirty minutes prior to the services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mayes Mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

BRAZAS, ROSA M., age 75, of Danville, Illinois passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Danville.
Survivors: daughter; Barbara Brazas. Sons are; Bruce Brazas, Blaise Brazas and John Brazas. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m.. Saturday Feb. 27 at Stubblefield Funeral Home Chapel, with Randy Ayers officiating. Interment to follow at Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will received friends from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 1999 at Stubblefield Field Funeral Home in Morristown.

BUCHANAN, OVA GULLEY, age 94 of Life Care Center of Jefferson City,
formerly of the Saint Clair Community passed away Friday, February 26,1999 at Life Care Center. Proceeded in death by her husband Hubert Buchanan, father and mother Jonah and Lillie Gulley; brothers Robert Gulley, Omer Gulley, Clyde Gulley, Fred Gulley, Ira Lee Gulley and James R. Gulley. Also a sister, Ellie Gulley. Survivors are: Frank Gulley and wife Naomi Gulley of Morristown. Several nieces and nephews. She was a life-long member of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 -8 p.m. with Rev. John Arnott and Gary Marshal officiating. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Gulley Cemetery near Saint Clair. Westside Chapel in charge of arrangements.

GARLAND, ROBERT (BUG), age 46, of Rogersville, passed away Thursday afternoon, February 25, 1999, at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, following an apparent heart attack. He was employed by Yelton and Davis Logging Co. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Garland; brother, Charles Garland. 
He is survived by his wife, Betty Garland of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Heather Garland of Eidson; daughters and sons-in-laws, Mrs. Scott (Michelle) Fleenor of Kyles Ford and Mrs. Mike (Loretta) Gilliam of Rogersville; three grandchildren; Amber and Blake Garland and Cody Fleenor. Mother is Phoebe Garland of Bakersville, N.C.; three sisters, Martha Broderick of Georgia, Rosella Yelton of North Carolina and Anna McKuhen of Georgia; three brothers, Bradley Garland of Virginia, Guy Garland of Rogersville and Phillip Garland of North Carolina. Also, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will
be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 1999 at Colbach-Price Chapel with Rev. G.B. Garland officiating interment will follow in the Roger Sizemore Cemetery. The family will received friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 1999, at Colbach- Price Funeral Home in Rogersville.

HOWERTON, CLAYTON PARIS, Age 76 of Tazewell was born Sept. 24, 1922. He passed away on Feb. 26, 1999 at Laurel Manor Health Care. He joined Yellow Springs Baptist Church at an early age. Later he moved his membership to Seals Branch Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Howerton; mother Lillie (Ratliff) Howerton; three sisters, Gertie Atkins, Lucy Seals and Gracie Smith. Survived by: brothers; John Howerton and Dayton Howerton both of Morristown, Tenn.
and Junior Howerton of Tazewell. Sisters: Lona Johnson and Susie Coffey both of Bean Station, Tenn. Bessie Lakins of Morristown. There are several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services are at 10:00 a.m. Sunday February 28,1999 at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell. Cemetery is Turner-Pearson.  From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday friends will be received at Coffey Funeral in Tazewell. Ministers are Rev. Joe Earl Rowe and Rev. Bill Seals. Singers are Liberty Quartet. Pallbearers will be Donald, Kenneth and Michael Howerton, Joe Lakins, Earl Coffey, Darrell Howerton, Joe Smith, Dennis Johnson, Ray Seals and James Atkins. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

LEE, MARY LUCILLE, age 76 of Morristown went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 26, 1999 at the Heritage Care Center, following a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Homer Lee, son, Frank Lee, and sister Jenny Moore. Survivors include sons Johnny, wife Jan; Ray, wife Linda; Robert and Tommy Lee; daughters Ruth Wilder, son-in-law Norman; and Mary Morelock, and son-in-law Richard, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many friends. The family will receive friends at Westside Chapel Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. Services will follow at 4 p.m. with Revs. J.B. Gulley and Elmer Lampkin
officiating. Graveside services will be Monday, March 1 at 1 p.m. Hamblen Memory Gardens. Westside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.

MATTOX, AUDREY, age 49 of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday morning February 25, 1999 at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorena LeRoy Mattox; sister, Pamela Cram. Survived by daughter and son-in-law; Tammy and Greg Ballinger. Sons and daughter-in-law; Dale and Christine Collins all of New Market and Gary R. Talley of Rutledge. Three grandchildren, sister, Anna Lee Shock of Indiana. Brothers ; John Mattox of
Connecticut, Richard B. Cram of Jefferson City. Several nieces and nephews and special friend, Sharon K. Condry. Funeral service at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 1999 at Fielden Chapel with Rev. Rusty Webster officiating. Interment at 2 p.m. Sunday February 28, 1999 in Mill Springs Cemetary. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home in New Market. Field Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MOYERS, BILL, age 72 of Morristown, formerly of White Pine, passed away February 27, 1999 in Morristown. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Stubblefield Funeral Home.

PHILLIPS, RALPH H., of Baneberry passed away Saturday, February 27, 1999. He was of the Baptist faith. A retired Lt. Colonel of the U.S. Army, he was past commander of the 844th Engineering Battalion; past commander of VFW Post 5266; a Shriner, Mason and Amvet member. Preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Mark Phillips. Survivors include; wife Jane Phillips; children are Pamela Phillips Thompson and Peter Campanella of Florida, Mark Phillips of Morristown, Diana Auberry and Sandra Whaley of Cleveland. Sister: Sybil Mason of Cleveland.  Grandchildren are: Christopher and Stephanie Thompson of Knoxville,
Kenneth and Deanna Auberry of Lafayette, In., Kelli Auberry of Martinsville, VA., Eric and Leah Whaley of Michigan, and Nicholas Whaley of Cleveland. Beloved great granddaughter: Katie Thompson of Knoxville.  Also, sister’s children, niece Valerie and nephew Phillip Mason and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Stubblefield Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Morristown. The family will receive friends Monday 1:00-3:00 P.M. at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown.  Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SEBASTIAN, WILLIAM PATRICK, age 68, of Morristown, formerly of Middleton, Ohio, passed away February 24, 1999 at Morristown- Hamblen Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer. He served in the Korean War. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Clarence and Nellie Marie Sebastian of Ohio, brothers, infant Dale Sebastian and Herbert Sebastian of Ohio. Survivors: wife; Charlotte Sebastian of Morristown. Daughters and son-in-law; Cherylann and Mike Gilmore of
Ohio; Gayle and Darren Young of Morristown. Sons and daughters-in-law; Patrick and Carol Sebastian of Ohio, Tracy and Jennifer Sebastian of Morristown, Kelly and Kami Sebastian of Morristown and Chris and Dixie Phillips of Alabama. Grandchildren are Kristan and Christopher Gilmore of Ohio, Chelsea and Chase Young of Morristown. Brothers and sister-in-law; Jerry and Shirley Sebastian, Paul and Teresa Sebastian of Florida and Rev. David and Debbie Sebastian of Indiana. Sister-in-law;
Elaine Sebastian of Ohio. Sister and brother-in-law; Karen and Larry Mitchell of Florida. Also, several nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Jeffrey Harvel and Rev. David Sebastian officiating. Interment will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 P.M. Saturday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, LAURA C., passed away home February 23, 1999. Laura was born in Charleston, S.C. on May 17,1914 she lived most of her life in Wilmington, N.C. until moving to Sneedville. She lived with her daughters Dale Kyber and Sandra Ballard. She has been a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church since 1938. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur A. Williams, brother, Seldon Wilson Combs, mother, Essie W. Pettaway, father, Louis S. Combs. She is survived by her daughters, Dale and Sandra and son-in-law; Francis Ballard of Sneedville. Grandchildren are; John W. Thompson of Collegedale, Tenn.
Cheryl Smith of Annapolis, Md. Dawn Bridges of Greeneville, Tn. Stanley Ray Allen of Maryville, Tn. G.R. (Randy) Ennis of Collegedale, Tn. and thirteen grandchildren. Sisters; Mary Combs Williamson of Sneedville, Mazie Combs Peterson of Willetts, Ca. Flossie Mae Combs Flournoy of Raleigh, N.C. Also, numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at home, Rt. 2 Box 337 (Hwy. 66) in Sneedville, Saturday February 27, 1999 from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. a memorial service will be held at the Rogersville Seventh Day Adventist Church 712, Caney Creek Road on Saturday, March 6 at 5 p.m. McNeil Funeral Home of Sneedville in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, PAUL E., age 74 , of Bean Station passed away Friday, February 26, 1999 at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of 49 years Mary Ellen (Miller) Williams. Sons and daughters-in-law; Eddie and Arlene Williams of Morristown, Ricky and Terry Williams of Bean Station, and Marvin Williams of Bean Station.  Daughter and sons-in-law; Rosemary and Junior Carroll of Bean Station.  Brother and sister-in-law; Jimmy and Maxine Williams of Rutledge.  Sister & brother-in-law: Katherine and CJ Morgandale of Memphis. Seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday at Mary’s Chapel Church with Pastor Caroline Goddard, Rev. J.C. Morgan and Rev. Cecil Harville officiating. Interment in Mary’s Chapel Cemetary. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m.  Sunday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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