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Thursday, April 1, 1999

CAGLE, DOVIE EVOLYN KATE, 82, passed away Wednesday morning at the Lincoln Medical Center in Lincolnton, N.C. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grassy Fork. Evolyn taught school in the Cocke County School System for 38 years before her retirement in 1975. She has taught in the Raven’s Branch Black’s , New Prospect, and Grassy Fork Schools. Survivors include her children, Calvin Cagle and his wife, Carolyn of Morristown, and Jean Dorsey of Crouse, N.C.; her sisters, Zanna Allen of Knoxville, Naomi Seay and Beatrice Freeman, both of Del Rio, and Doris Craddock Lynch of Knoxville; brothers, Benjamin Cates of Hartford and Earl Cates of Harrisonville, N.J.; grandchildren, Cheryl Ann Bridges of Knoxville, Deanna Smith and Charles Cagle, both of Morristown, Daresa Suddreth of Crouse, N.C., Lesa Perkins of Lincolnton, N.C., and Tamara Rozsa of Spartanburg, S.C.; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Cagle. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Brown Funeral Home, Newport.
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COSSON, JAMES L. “ZEKE,” beloved husband, father, and grandfather, age 74, of 1404 Darbee Drive, Morristown, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare, following a 25 year battle with emphysema. He was a member of First Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army Reserve. He retired as Vice-President of Safety, following 29 years of service at Roy Widener Motor Lines, and for many years owned and operated Cosson’s Coin Laundries and the Northside Market. He attended the University of Tennessee as well as studied Horticulture at Walters State Community College, small engine repair at the Morristown Vocational Technical School and Aviation at the Morristown Airport, among a field of many other interests. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Sidney Cosson and Elizabeth Mae Smith of Morristown; and brothers, William Edward Cosson and David Frederick “Curly” Cosson. Survivors are his wife, of 50 years, Flora Sue Noe Cosson; daughter and sons-in-law, Patricia Lynn Henderson and Richard Michael Henderson Sr., of Jefferson City, and Susan Cosson of Morristown; grandchildren, Benjamin Ashley Hodges of New York City, and Richard Michael “Richie” Henderson Jr., of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Ernest “Baldy” Cosson and wife, Janet of Oak Ridge; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred Cosson Dixon and husband Russell of Cocoa, F., Roberta Cosson Rogers and Betty Cosson Aikin and husband, Jim, all of Morristown; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Juanita Noe Inman, Betty Trent and husband, Jimmy ,Lynn, Barbara Martin and husband Walter, Ronald Noe and wife Linda, Eddie Noe and wife Sharon, all of Morristown, and Allen Noe and wife, Alice of Bybee. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. prior to the services , with Dr. Stan Cheney and Reverend Doug Clem officiating. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Jarnagin Cemetery with Reverend Danny Georges officiating. Funeral arrangements are being made with Westside Chapel. Flowers and other expressions of sympathy are welcome, as are contributions to the American Lung Association. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
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COX, DAVID LYNN, 46, of Whaley Rd., New Market, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 1999
at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Mill Springs Baptist Church and New Market Lodge No. 246 F&AM and was employed by Dillard Smith Construction Company. Funeral service will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market
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DAVIS, MR. CLYDE, age 77, of Harrogate, TN., passed away at Claiborne County Hospital Emergency. The family will receive friends 6-9 Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell. Burial in the Harrogate Cemetery. Coffey, Tazewell, in charge of arrangements.
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HAUN, DORIS M., 88, of Russellville, died Wednesday morning, March 31, 1999, at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom T. Haun, and sons, Richard, Thomas E., and J.T. Haun. Mrs. Haun was a native of Portage LaParair, Manitoba, Canada, and was a faithful member of Russellville Baptist Church for 43 years. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Maurice and Beverly Wheelock, DeForest, WI.; daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and Walt Bergman, and Pauline Miller, all of Cedar Rapids, IA., Judy and Lynn Morelock of Morristown, Elaine and Doyle Carpenter of Russellville, Mary and Doyle Officer of Morristown, and Margaret and Bob Wright of Mt. Juliet; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Haun of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Jeanette Wheelock, Terry and Bryan Coder, Tommy, Steven, Richie and Brandon Haun, Susanne Brannan, Larry Whitten, Paula Lemon, Jim Faaborg, Kristi Buchanan, Wendy and Chris Morelock, Greg and Tim Carpenter, Marty and Stacy Worthington, Nathan Officer, and Murline Price; special foster son, Worley “Red” Mathes; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home with Revs. Ernest Mullins and Walter Brookshire officiating. Interment will follow in Dover Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
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LUNCE, MRS. ANNA KIMBROUGH, of Jefferson City, passd away at 2:05p.m. Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 1999, in the Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennseeee 37760.Phone (423) 475-3892.
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MURR, DONALD (RUSTY), age 65, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday morning, March 30, 1999, at Lakeway Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Murr and his second wife, Grace Murr; parents, Josie and Will Murr; infant daughter, Vickie Murr; one brother, and one sister..He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Karen Murr of Rogersville; step-children, Jack Goodman, Richard Goodman, Phyllis Jones, Carolyn Kite, Teresa McCurry, Donnie Hill and Kay Spadafino; two brothers, Jim Murr of Mosheim and Carl Murr of Mohawk Cross Roads; three sisters, Carolyn Parker and Pauline Doud, both of Mohawk Cross Roads and Joann Gass of Greeneville; special recognition to a granddaughter, Tracie Trent; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Stubblefield Chapel with Rev. Richard Snowden officiating. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999, at Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the services at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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NEWMAN, CECIL RAY, 67, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, March 29 at his home. He was the son of Mary and Edgar Newman. Mr. Newman is survived by Lola Long Newman; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Claris Reese Jr., of Talbott and Linda and Jimmy Hill of Whitesburg; two grandsons, Michael Reese and Justin Quinn; sister, Sue Bowman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Elmer Beaver at 11 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Cemetery, Tazewell Pike, Knoxville. The family will be at the home of Linda Hill, 1735 Needmore Rd., Whitesburg and will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Stetzer’s Whitesburg Chapel. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge.
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PENCE, ESTILL LEE SR., age 48, of Morristown, passed away at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare, March 31, 1999. He was a member of the Church of Christ; and Army veteran of Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart.He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 929 in Vicco, KY. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Delphia Pence; grandson, Matthew Pence and sister, Aileen Pence Adams. Survivors: wife of 9 years, Nancy Pence; sons, Estill Lee Pence Jr., and wife, Brenda, Jonathan Pence and wife, Susie, Elmer Pence, Thomas Alexander and Daniel Alexander; several brothers and sisters; grandchildren, Nicole, Anthony and Noah Pence; special brothers and sisters-in-law and friends. Services will be 8 p.m. Thursday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Byron Chambers officiating. Masonic graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Cemetery in Perry County, KY., with Vicco Lodge No. 929. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.Thursday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes or Boy Scouts of America. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 
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POUSH, GLADYS G., age 76, of Morristown, formerly of Kansas City, MO., passed away at her home March 29, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Willis Poush; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Curl; brother, Barney Fletcher and sister and brother-in-law, Zelpha Curl and Ernest. Survivors: sister, Frances Horner of Bean Station; several nieces and nephews, including Patricia Cannon and Eddie Curl; aunt, Lizzie Rich of Morristown. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunderland Cemetery, with Rev. Dale Gray officiating. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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SELLS, DOROTHEA BARNES, age 77, of Rogersville, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Holston Valley Hospital, following a brief illness, She retired from BellSouth with over 35 years of service. She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of Hasson Lodge No. 179, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of Telephone Pioneers of America. She was preceded in death by her husband, V.M. Sells; father, William Barnes; mother, Grace Barnes Dickey; sister, Billie Barnes. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Margaret Sells of Rogersville and Frank Eugene and Joyce Martin of Murphy, N.C.; sister, Mrs. James (Sue) Hubbard of Murphy, N.C.,; step-brother, Edward Dickey of Murphy, N.C.,; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Eastern Star services will be held 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Colboch-Price Chapel with Hasson Lodge No. 179, O.E.S. Funeral services will follow. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999, in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends anytime at 210 Dobson Drive, Rogersville, and from 6:00-8:00 Wednesday, prior to the services at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. Colboch-Price Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
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SMELCER, JOHNNIE J., age 80, of 1206A Price Lane, Greeneville, TN. 37743, born February 16, 1919, . Greene County, passed away Monday, March 29, 1999 at Takoma Adventist Hospital, Greeneville, TN. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 2, 1999 at Kiser Funeral Chapel, Interment at New Bethel Cemetery, Greeneville, TN. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home. Kiser Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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STILLS, SARAH ANN, 54, passed away in the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville Wednesday morning, following a lengthy illness. Sarah was a member of theBear Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Donald Stills of Bybee. Her children, Darrin Stills and Robyn M. and her husband, Charles Loyd, all of Bybee; sisters, Catherine and her husband, Tony Stills and Judy and her husband, David Cook, all of Hot Springs, Janet and her husband, Paul Kellett and April and her husband, Leon Sayles, all of Asheville, N.C.; brothers, Edward Ebbs and his wife, Evelyn, Billy Ebbs and his wife, Teri, Sidney Ebbs, all of Hot Springs, and Timmy Ebbs and his wife Lockett of Loris, S.C.; grandchildren, Benjamin Jacob Loyd, Sarah Courtney Loyd, and Adam Jackson Loyd, all of Bybee; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Linda Ward of Valrico, FL. She was preceded in d eath by her parents, Margaret and Horace Ebbs. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Stepp and Rev. Roger Porter officiating. Interment in the Bear Creek Church Cemetery. The f amily will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.Thursday evening at the Brown Funeral Home. Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

BACON, CARL, age 73, of 112 Bacon Road, died Friday morning, April 2, 1999 at Life Care Center of Morristown following an extended illness. 
He was a U. S. Army veteran having served during WWII. Carl Bacon is preceded in death by his parents, James N. and Minnie Long Bacon; a sister, Ada Steele Bacon; and three brothers, Haskell R. Bacon, Charles Larry Bacon, and J.D. Bacon. Survivors include five sisters, Annalee Thurman, Bennie and husband Howard Long both of Rogersville, Jeanne Burton and Ruth Gulley, both of Kingsport, and Joan "Sallie" Bacon of Powell; two brothers, Jimmy Bacon of Rogersville, and Woody and wife Shirley Bacon of Southaven, Ms.; special friend, Viola Wolfe of Rogersville; a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, uncles and cousins. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 1999 at Broome Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
conducted at 8:00 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bobby Tucker officiating. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. today in the Bacon Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Hawkins County Color Guard. Broome Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.
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DOUGLAS, HENRY (JACK) RUBIN, age 74, of Morristown, born on January 10, 1925, passed away on Friday, April 2, 1999, at Baptist Hospital, in Knoxville. He was a veteran of World War II and had worked for Enka for 37 years. Henry Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lillian Douglas and a son, J. L. Douglas. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Helen Douglas of Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Tom Henry of Morristown; one granddaughter, Morgan Henry of
Morristown; brothers, David and Terry Douglas of Newport; and a sister Wilma. Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, at Mayes Mortuary. The Rev. Terry Clapp and Rev. Stan Chaney will officiate. Military graveside services will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post 5266 in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mayes. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 
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FOWLER, ANNIE M., age 82, passed away Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Jefferson City Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday at Westside Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. prior to the service.
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FULTZ, CHARLIE, age 79 of Jefferson City, formerly of Tazewell, passed away April 2, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Coffey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. tonight in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Bethel Cemetery.   Coffey Funeral Home Chapel will be in charge of arrangements.
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HARRELL, THOMAS FIELDEN, age 69 of Rosman, N.C. was born June 6, 1929.  He passed away on March 31, 1999 at Transylvania Hospital. He was a Veteran of U.S. Navy, a Mason and a member of Zion Baptist Church in Rosman N.C. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Harrell of Rosman, N.C.; son, Tony Harrell of Brevard, N.C.; daughter, Lisa Carter of Somerset, Ky.; 5 grandchildren; mother, Vada Wolfenbarger of Washburn; sister, Delphia Wilmouth of Washburn; brother, Charles E. Harrell of Knoxville; and a host of other relatives and friends. Masonic services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 1999 at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were held at Acuff cemetery and will be conducted with Military Honors. Receiving of friends was held at 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. The minister conducting the services was Rev. Howard Beeler.  Singers were Tammy and Martin Nicely. Pallbearers were J.D. Harrell, Colin West, Frankie Rucker, David Conant, Jimmy Harrell, Mike Jordan. 
Coffey Funeral Home will be in charge of all arrangements.
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Moore, Lilian Clara, age 78, of Morristown passed away Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. today at Westside Chapel with Brother Richard Crayne officiating.
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Singleton, J. Wheeler, age 83 of Upper Caney Valley in Tazewell passed away on April 2, 1999 at Claiborne County Hospital. The family will receive friends at 7-9 p.m. Saturday and tonight at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at New Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the New Bethel Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
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Trent, Howard William, age 80, of 953 Stanley Valley Road, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Friday, April 2, 1999, at Holston Valley Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Hawkins County, he had resided there for most of his life. He was a member of Unicoi Baptist Church and had retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 35 years of service. He was also a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sue Couch Trent and William O. Trent, Sr.; sister, Jean Trent Sampson; and brother, Hugh Kyle Trent. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Viola Alley Trent of the home; daughters, Linda Sue Trent-Quillen, Patricia (Pat) Case and
son-in-law, Stanley; son, Billy (Bill) Howard Trent and daughter-in-law, Sandy all of Rogersville; granddaughters, Cyndi Turnmire, Susan Fields and Leighann Roberson; grandsons, Josh Trent and Adam Case all of Rogersville; great-granddaughters, Brittani Fields and Hailey Turnmire; great- grandson, Ryan Turnmire all of Rogersville; brother, William Oscar Trent, Jr. of Klamath Falls, Oregon; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colboch-Price Chapel this evening. Funeral services will follow immediately at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Floyd Looney officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Trent Cemetery in Stanley Valley. Colboch-Price Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
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Whitehead, Sally A., age 54, was born on April 20, 1944 and died on April 2, 1999 at her home. She was a professional beautician. Services will be held today at 7:00 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Chapel in Jefferson City. Visitation will be held today at 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be a private service, Monday at Pleasant Grove (Haworth) Cemetery in New Market. Arrangements will be held by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City.

Friday, April 9, 1999

CANTER, MARY KATHERINE DAVIS, 82 of Raleigh, N.C., died Thursday, April 8, 1999. Mrs. Canter was born in Hamblen County, TN., and came to Raleigh in 1965. Predeceased by her husband, Woodrow M. Canter in 1965, and her son, James R. Canter in 1968, She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Mariotte; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday, 2:00 p.m. in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, 600 St. Mary’s Street, with interment in Raleigh Memorial Park. Visiting Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. Flowers are welcomed, or memorials may be made to North Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 400 N. Boylan Av., Raleigh, N.C. 27603. Mitchell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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DENSON, TERRY LEE SR., age 50, of Morristown, passed away April 9, 1999. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mayes Mortuary.
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GRIFFIN, ESTER, 94, of Black Oak Rd., Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, April 8, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
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HOLT, MR. EVERETT FRED, age 61, of Bean Station, was born July 13, 1937, passed away on April 7, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. He was a member of Fair View Methodist Church of Thorn Hill. Preceded in death by one son, Ricky Holt; mother, Hila Seal Holt. He worked for Berkline Company in Morristown for 21 years. He was co-owner of Holt Cabinet Company of Bean Station for 23 years. He sung with Holt Family Singers for 13 years. Church singing was his pride and love, He sang at many churches in several counties. Survived by: wife, Ruby Holt of Bean Station; son, Danny Holt of Bean Station; father, Hubert W. Holt of Thorn Hill; grandson, Shawn Holt; granddaughter, Sarah Holt, both of Bean Station; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Mary Holt of Lima, S.C., Earl and Kathy Holt of Bean Station; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999 at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell with Rev. Denver Davidson, Rev. Clifford Dalton, Rev. Jerry Epperson officiating. Burial in Bean Station Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday night at Coffey, Tazewell. The Holt Family and Rev. Boyd Mayers, singers. Pallbearers: Rick Diamond, Nick Diamond, Kenny Brewer, Joe Hensley, Darwin Jarnigan, Sammy Holt. Honorary pallbearers: Lon Henry Ramsey and Harold Bolden. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
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JOHNSON, CARROLL W., 66, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Thursday, April 8, 1999 at his home. He was a member of Holston Baptist Church and a retired employee of ASARCO. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at Fielden Chapel. Interment 10 a.m. Sunday in East View Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. Fielden Funeral Home in charge.
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LEMONS, MRS. LYDIA, of Tazewell, passed away at Claiborne County Hospital. Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, in charge of arrangements.
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OSBORNE, WILEY FRANKLIN, age 60, of Cave Ridge Road, Rogersville, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Holston Valley Hospital, following a brief illness. He was a deacon and member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was retired from AFG in Church Hill. Mr. Osborne was also a lifetime member of local No. 456 Glass and Brick Workers Union. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Austin and Mary Lois Osborne; and sister, Inez Blevins. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Price Osborne of the home; three sons, Johnny Frank Osborne of Ft. Worth, Texas, Wiley Daniel Osborne and Audie Keith Osborne, both of Rogersville; foster daughter, Peggy Wallen of Rogersville; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Osborne of Surgoinsville and Betty Jo Byington of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at Colboch-Price Chapel with Rev. George McCoy and Rev. Johnny Carr officiating. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday prior to the services at Colboch-Price Funeral Home. Colboch-Price Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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PRICE, MCCAULEY, 76, of Rogersville, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at the VA Hospital in Johnson City, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Price was a native of Hawkins County,. He was a son of the late George B. and Hallie S. Price. He was retired from American Motors in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mr. Price was a veteran of World War II. He served with the 379th Heavy Bombardment Group of the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a Prisoner of War for sixteen months and was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart among others. He was preceded in death by three brothers, McGlone Price, Jewel Price and Burnette Price. Survivors include two brothers, Gerald B. Price of Johnson City and McKay Price of Kingsport; one aunt, Edna Flack of Rogersville; one uncle, Houston Price of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Colboch-Price Chapel, with Rev. Grady Byrd officiating. Following the service, Hawkins County Color Guard will conduct military honors in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:30 p.m. prior to the services at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. Colboch-Price Funeral Home in charge.
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STAPLETON, KYLE RANDOLPH, 66, of New Market, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at U.T. Medical Center. He was a member and deacon of Beaver Creek Baptist Church where he taught the class of Young Married Couples. He was a retired employee of ASARCO and was currently employed by Lost Creek Golf Course. He was the son of the late R.C. and Birdie Jo Stapleton; grandfather of the late Amy Stapleton; brother of the late Nola Edmonds, Eula Russell, Laura Collins and Dana Stapleton. Survived by wife, Marjorie McGlamery Stapleton; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kim Stapleton, Dwight and Demetra Stapleton; grandchildren, Michelle, Mathew, Brittany, John and Anthony Stapleton, all of New Market; sisters, Emma Templin of Knoxville, Chelsie Lyle and Dorothy Walker, both of Jefferson City; brother, J.A. Stapleton, New Market, George Luke Stapleton, Jefferson City; several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service 8:00 p.m. Friday at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Revs. Johnny Mills, Wayne Loy and Kyle Cate officiating. Interment 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Jefferson Memorial Garden with Revs. Dwayne Whittington and Paul Moore presiding. Pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Friday prior to services at the church. Fielden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, April 15, 1999

BARNETT, RALPH E., 77, Morristown, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at his home. He was born Feb. 27, 1922 to Nellie James and Charlie Barnett in Bedford, Ind. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Barnett of Whiteland, Ind. and his sister, Alice Brown of Ind. He was retired from the United States Army as a Warrant Officer after 22 years and six months, and he was also retired from NWSC of Crane, Ind. Later, he delivered newspapers for the News-Sentinel, after he retired he moved to Morristown. Survivors include: brothers, Martin Barnett of Springville, Ind., and Howard Barnett of Washington state; sisters, Mary Jane Hartman of Ariz., Edith Delanie of Washington state, and Gertrude Hagle of Ohio; wife, Geneva Haase Barnett of Morristown; children, Pat May of Oolitic, Ind., Rita Turpin of Bybee, Tenn., Arletha Wooten of Edinburg, Ind., Rhonda Sanders of North Vernon, Ind, and Gary W. Barnett of Walnut Grove, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. Rev. Joe Haase and the Army Chaplin of the U.S. Army will be officiating. Interment will be in the Goins Cemetery with full military honors. Family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday and 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville McNeil Funeral Home Sneedville is in charge of the arrangements.

GUTHRIE, HENRY EARL, 74, Idlewild Drive, White Pine, died suddenly 11 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County in Newport. Mr. Guthrie was the son of the late Edward and Frances Susan Fox Guthrie and was the father of an infant son who died following birth. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Luella Trimmer Guthrie of the home; children, Billie of Ga.; Bonnie of White Pine; Barbara of Ala.; Henry of White Pine; Candie of Idaho; and Jeannett of White Pine; grandchildren, Bobbie Jo, James, Robert, Ronica, Ronald, Rhodia, Joel, Scott, Shawn, Shane, Steve, Mary Ann, and Charlie; ten great-grandchildren; brothers, Clyde Guthrie and Leland Guthrie; sister, Blanche Guthrie; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, April 16, 1999 at Farrar Funeral Home in White Pine with Reverend Ann Wood officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to memorial services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home.

LOUDY, VIRGINIA, 74, Cherokee Drive, Morristown, passed away Wednesday morning as the result of a fire in her home. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Everyone will remember her as a devout Christian and one who put her church and other first. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruth Loudy and numerous aunts and uncles. Survivors include: sisters and brothers in law, Jane and Joe Poe; Glada and Paul Riley of Greene Co.; brother and sister in law, Bruce and Joy Loudy of Morristown; uncle and aunt, Paul and Mamie Tomlinson of Whitesburg; one niece, seven nephews, and several cousins. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m., Friday, April 16, 1999 at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Sid Nichols officiating. Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Saturday at Creech’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday prior to the services at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

MILLAR, DAVID BLAKE, 45, Talbott, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999 in Dandridge as the result of an auto accident. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert S. Millar and his birth mother, Arlene Cochran Millar. David was an employee of Rexam Metallasing. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Morristown. Survivors include: his mother, Mary S. Coleman of Morristown; sisters, Susan Miller of Atlanta, Ga.; Kathryn Hodge of Morristown; and Patience Smith of Indianapolis, Ind.; brothers, Bill Millar of Aberdeen, Md.; Jim Millar of Spencer, N.Y.; and Scott Millar of Hickory, N.C.; uncle, William I. Millar of Waynesville, N.C.; nieces and nephews, Jeremy and Sam Millar of Knoxville, Jessica, Kristy, and Patrick Hodge of Morristown, Andy, Michael, and Nicholas Campbell of Atlanta, Katelyn, Luke, Emerson, and Alta Millar of Spencer, N.Y. and Logan Smith of Indianapolis, Ind. Memorial services will be held 8 p.m., Thursday at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Dodge officiating. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. prior to the service. Donations may be made to the Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

NEWMAN, RALPH H., 67, Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.

READ, MRS. GEORGE (NINA RUTH), passed away at her home this morning. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Stetzer Funeral Home of Morristown.

SMITH, CHRISTINE, 74, 981 Wilshire Dr., Carlisle, passed away at her residence Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at her residence. She was born Jan. 6 1925 in Tazewell, Tenn. She was the daughter of Effie and Lucy McDaniel. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter E. in 1988 and by a great grandchild Skye Canaan Ricketts. She is survived by a son, Dennis R. “Donna” Smith of Morristown, Tenn.; a daughter, Paulette “Douglas” Wright of Carlisle; a brother, Winton McDaniel of Bean Station, Tenn.; a sister, Maria Ratliff of New Tazewell, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Friday at the Eaton Anderson Funeral Home, 121 E. 2nd St., Franklin. Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Eaton Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WOODS, DORIS PRICE, 72, 711 Central Church Rd., Morristown, formerly of Dandridge, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 13, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Medical Center in Morristown. She was a member of the Burchfield Memorial United Methodist Church. Doris was a former employee of the Magnavox Co. While living in Dandridge, she had worked at the Swann’s and Wagon Wheel Restaurants. She enjoyed being a foster grandparent for Hamblen Co. and raising Pug puppies. She was preceded in death by her husband, Canada L. Woods. She is survived by a daughter, Audree Byrd, Dandridge; two sons, Michael William Leslie, Morristown, and Edward Ray Woods, Corning, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Jason Cavin, Misty Byrd, and Steven Leslie. Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 1999 at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel, Dandridge, with Rev. John Crabtree officiating. Interment graveside services will be 11 a.m., Friday at Burchfield Memorial Methodist Cemetery, Sevier Co. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial to the ICU of Lakeway Regional Medical Center, Morristown, Tenn. Family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.

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