Miscellaneous Hamblen County, Tennessee Obituaries

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HURST, LAURA CHRISTINE HUBBARD BRYANT, of Bean Station, TN., passed away November 24, 1998 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. She was a member of Rocky Summitt Baptist Church of Bean Station. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Dan and Anna Poore and Bill and Ona Hubbard; parents, Jim and Minnie Poore Hubbard; brothers, Raymond Hubbard, Marion Hubbard, James Roy Hubbard; late husband of 37 years, Grover Paul Bryant; daughter, Melinda Sue Bryant; grandson, Christopher Paul Bryant; step-great-grandson, Tyler Scott Davis; stepson, Roger Hurst; son-in-law, Jimmy Owens. She is survived by husband, Charles Hurst; sons and daughters-in-law, David (Betty) Bryant, Danny (Piney) Bryant, Mike (Kathy) Bryant, Marvin (Joan) Bryant; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Owens, Trish (John) Inman, Beverly (Doyal) Shelton, Emily (David) Shelton; grandchildren, Lori, Sharon and Karen Owens, Michael Schubert, Nikki Bryant, Krystal Turner, Chrissy, Doyal Jr., and Robert Shelton, Melissa Bryant, Natasha and Tiffany Bryant, Brittany Bryant; step-grandchildren, April Davis, Tim Freeman, Steve and Shonda Carpenter, Brandi, Shasta and Lyndsey Russell, Mary Toder and Frances Bryant of Texas; great-grandsons, Stacy and Casey Turner; step-great-grandchildren, Austin and Dakota Davis; brothers, William “Buddie” Hubbard, Glenn Hubbard and Wayne Hubbard of Gas City, IN.; sisters, Mrs. Ruby (Jack) Hopkins of Marion, IN., Mrs. Mary (Calvin) Bryant; three step-children, Ronald Hurst, Regina Lipe, Rhonda Horton; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; step-great-grandchildren; special family friends, Mark Snowden, Marty White, Amy Penland, Steve Johnston, Chuck Schubert, as well as a host of friends and other relatives. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Friday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. David Rutherford and Rev. Mark Burford officiating. Interment in Rocky Summitt Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

NOE, HORACE WILBUR, born February 14, 1915, son of Horace R. and Jenny Noe, passed away November 23, 1998. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty F. Noe; grandson, Jeffrey Thompson; sisters, Doris Noe and Bobbie Mefford and brother, Clarence N. Noe and nephew, David Noe. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Norman and Diane Noe of Memphis; daughter, Donna Noe Thompson of Morristown; grandchildren, Beth and Jerry Adam and Claudia Noe of Memphis, Wendy Thompson of Atlanta, Julie Thompson of Knoxville, Paul Noe of Nashville; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise Taylor of Dandridge, Mary Alice Noe of Morristown, Billie Goforth of Valrico, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mary G. Noe of Morristown; brother-in-law, Edward Mefford of Morristown. Several nieces and nephews. Mr. Noe was a member of First Baptist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir and his Sunday School Class. He was a member of Kiwanis Club; was County Tax Assessor of Hamblen County and was retired from Morristown Federal Savings and Loan. Services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Allen Jewett officiating. Interment will be in Noe’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

VAUGHN, MADGE, age 72, of Morristown, passed away November 25, 1998 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mayes Mortuary.

NAPIER, ISRAEL, of Bulls Gap, born June 15, 1927 in Hazard, Ky., passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at his residence. He was a retired plumber. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Thursday, Nov. 26 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Friday, 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Chapel. Interment at Willoughby Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home, Bulls Gap in charge.

RUTLEDGE, ELMER, age 74, of Morristown, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 23, 1998 at Life Care Center. He was a long time resident of Burlington, Fountain City and Halls Communities in Knoxville. Mr. Rutledge owned and operated Fountain City Gulf Service Station in Fountain City for many years and was a driver for Rental Uniform Service, also served with the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown and a former member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Sara Elizabeth Rutledge and a sister, Kathleen McCampbell. Survivors include his wife, Mary Glass Rutledge; daughter and son-in-law, Susan Rutledge Seals and J.C. Seals; grandson, Barrett Seals, of Morristown; sister, Noralee Payne of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. William Burton officiating. Family and friends will meet at Cedar Grove Cemetery at Alpha, Friday at 11:00 a.m. for a graveside service. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering or to the Food Pantry at Montvue Baptist Church or Calvary Baptist Church. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WILKERSON, BILLY, age 59, of Talbott, passed away, Wednesday, November 25, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

JOHNSON, KYLE, age 95, of Bybee, passed away November 25, 1998 at Jefferson City Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mayes Mortuary. 

GULLORD, MRS. VICTORIA RYZAK, age 77, of Jefferson City, Tennessee, formerly of Denver, Colorado, passed away suddenly at 8:15 a.m. Thursday morning, November 26, 1998, while visiting relatives in Louisville, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Gullord who died on January 29, 1998. Mrs. Gullord was a member of the Valley Lutheran Church in Denver, Colorado and attended the First Baptist Church of Dandridge. Surviving is her son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Kathy Gullord of Dandridge; grandchildren, Cody and Lacey Gullord both of Dandridge; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Frank Urban of Louisville, Kentucky; sisters, Valasta Shindler of Forsythe, Ill. and Anna Work of Newton, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, November 30, 1998, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in Jefferson City with Dr. Robert McCray officiating. Interment to follow in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

HURD, BERTHA E., age 84, of Eidson passed away Friday November 27, 1998 at the Hancock Manor Nursing Home in Sneedville. She was a member of Grit Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Bertie Hubbard. Survivors: husband, Newt Hurd of Eidson, TN.; brothers, Isaac and Worley Hubbard both of Boones Creek, TN.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday November 28, 1998 at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. R.L. McGee officiating. Interment in the Hurd-Edens Cemetery 2 p.m. Sunday Nov. 29, 1998. Family received friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28, 1998 at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville in charge of arrangements. Phone No. 1-423-733-2246.

MCCLANAHAN, CLARENCE T., age 80, of Morristown, passed away November 27, 1998 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare. Preceded in death by his wife, Edith McKinney McClanahan; parents, Robert K. and Hattie Haun McClanahan; brothers, Ed, Howard and Johnnie McClanahan; sisters, Lula Cozart, Mary Kate Rhodes, Dorothy Jinks and Rozella McClanahan. Survivors: daughter and son in law, Peggy and Hal Long; grandchildren, Tim and Andrea Long, Holly Long; great grandson, Timothy Long. Services will be 8 p.m. Sunday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Revs. William Gardner and Rick Bradbury officiating. Military graveside services with V.F.W. Post No. 5266 will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

MURRAY, WILLIS J., 67, of Jefferson City passed away Friday Nov. 27, 1998 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He attended Greggs Chapel Baptist Church. Survived by daughters, Pat Hooks of Heiskell, Nancy Murray of Fla.; son, Willis Murray Jr. of New Market; one granddaughter; sisters, Dorothy Purkey of Jefferson City, Rosie Franklin, Shirley Patterson; brothers, Arvin, Ralph, George and Robert Murray all of New Market; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday Fielden Chapel with Revs. Gene Greene, Chris Howell and Elmer Murray officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday Rocky Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home New Market.

SENSABAUGH, JACK BRUCE, 71, of 692 Tranbarger Drive, Church Hill, passed away early Saturday morning, November 28, 1998, at his residence following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382. He was also very active in the horse show circuit. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles O. (Charlie) Sensabaugh and Georgia Boyer Sensabaugh; and three brothers, Clarence Afton Sensabaugh, Charles A. Sensabaugh and George M. (Bud) Sensabaugh. Surviving are his loving wife, Mrs. Stella (Davis) Sensabaugh of the home; daughter, Mrs. Larry (Alice) Nunley, Kingsport; two sons, Daryl Sensabaugh of the home and Bruce Sensabaugh, Baileyton, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Bryan Larkins, Tyler Nunley and Steven Sensabaugh; three sisters, Mrs. Jo Churchwell, Dandridge, Tenn., Peggy Pruitt, Jonesborough and Nancy Howington, Rogersville; a brother, Bobby G. Sensabaugh, Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport or anytime at the residence, 692 Tranbarger Drive. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ross Campground Church Cemetery by the Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382. Pallbearers will be Bill Churchwell, Jeff Howington, Tom Pruitt, Tim Pruitt, Bob Tranbarger and Larry Churchwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Houston Walters, Charlie Ryans, Charlie Clark, John Marsh, Wayne Carter, Robert Brooks and Tom Ashworth. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

WAYE, JOHN C., 56, of Beechwood Hills Trailer Park, Surgoinsville, TN., died suddenly Thursday, November 26, 1998 at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital of apparent heart attack. He was the son of the late John K. and Elenor Kersey Waye. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Bradley Waye of the home; three daughters and one son-in-law, Loretta Arnold, Amanda and Steve Seals of Rogersville, Janet Waye of the home; three sons and daughter-in-law, Greg Mitzi Waye of Morristown, John C. Waye, Jr. of Rogersville and James and Jalana Waye of Surgoinsville; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Helen McLain and Betty Jo Jones both of Rogersville and Peggy Dykes of Greeneville. Mr. Waye’s wishes were to be cremated. The family will receive friends anytime at the residence in Surgoinsville. Notice turned in by Broome Funeral Home.

WHITE, DORIS OLIVE, age 70 of 547 W. Hillcrest Morristown, passed away Saturday morning at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bean Station and a native of Kanawha, W. Va. Survivors: husband Francis White; son and daughter in law, Robert Lee and Deborah White, Goode, Va.; daughter, Doris ( Cookie) Lynn, Aiken, S.C.; brothers, Howard and wife Marie Clay, Waynesboro, Va., Curtis Clay, Yawkey W.Va.; sisters, Josephine Conley, San Angelo, TX., Katherine White, Charleston, W.Va., Jeanette McCoy, Orlando, Fla., Anna Marie Ross, Safety Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren, Robert White, Goode, Va., Neil White, Goode, Va., Bridget Lynn Foster, Rutledge, TN., Agatha Lynn, Aiken, S.C.; one great grandson, Caleb Lynn Foster. Memorial funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bean Station, TN. Rev. Raymond Long officiating. Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown in charge of arrangements. 

JENKINS, WALTER, 81, of Rose Hill, Virginia, passed away Tuesday (December 1, 1998) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Virginia. A resident of Lee County, Virginia for most of his life, he was a retired farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in World War II. He was a member of White Shoals United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School for several years. He also coached Little League Baseball at Flatwoods. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Jenkins; his parents, Thomas and Flora Jenkins; one sister, Pauline Montgomery; and four brothers, Edgar, Herbert, Willard, and Smith Jenkins. He is survived by one brother, Truman Jenkins of Florence, Kentucky; three sisters, Hester Jenkins of Jonesville, Virginia, Ruth Jessee of Pennington Gap, Virginia, Georgia Rowlett of Morristown, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Arney-Mullins Funeral Home in Jonesville, Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Marshall officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Bottner’s Grove Cemetery in Rose Hill, Virginia. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery in procession. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Morley Memorial Cemetery in Ewing, Virginia. Arney-Mullins Funeral Home in Jonesville, Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

BEELER, MR. JAMES E., age 68, of Lake Panasofkey, Fla., formerly of Lone Mountain, TN., passed away Nov. 29, 1998 at his home. The family will receive friends 7-9 Wednesday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, TN. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before service, Burial in the Irish Memorial Gardens. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.

RIGGS, ROBERT ALLEN “OUTLAW,” age 29, of Morristown, passed away November 30, 1998 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Straight Gospel Church. Survivors: wife, Deborah Riggs; mother, Margaret Beach and husband, Guy Beach; father, Billy J. Riggs; sister, Denese Rourke; grandparents, Hattie Marie Garrett, Junior Garrett, Claude and Jo Londraville; mother-in-law, Effie Hollifield; uncles, Kenneth Garrett, Frank Garrett and Bob Riggs; aunts, Debby Riggs, Mary Garrett and Phyllis Garrett; special niece, Brittany Chandler; several cousins and friends, too numerous to mention. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Revs. Ralph Turner and Doug Cox officiating. Interment to follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

RICE, GEORGE F., age 71, of Morristown, passed away December 1, 1998 at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. He was owner of Appliance Service Company; a member of American Legion and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Preceded in death by his wife, Irene Rice; parents, George and Lucy Rice; sister, Marie Sharp and brother, Murphy Rice. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Tim Strickland of Townsend; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Lynn Rice of Whitesburg, George and Vonda Kaye Rice of Morristown; grandchildren, Jessica and Jennifer Nichols, Katelin Strickland, Donna Kaye Rice, David Michael Rice, Brady Ray and Mitchell Lewis; great-grandchild, Cassie Lewis; sisters, Della Tackett of Fla., Ruth Whitman of Chicago; brother, Frank Rice of Arizona; several nieces and nephews. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Baptist Church in Sevierville, with Revs. Ralph Benfield and Jerry Oliver officiating. Interment to follow in Church Cemetery with military graveside services by V.F.W. Post No. 5266. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Mayes Mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

CURETON, MAURICE E. “PETE,” age 57, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 1998, at his home. He was born February 25, 1941 in Newport. He gave his life to Christ during a youth revival, was baptized, and became a member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Newport. Later, he was ordained as a Deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Morristown, where he also served as a Sunday School teacher for 30 years. He then joined First Baptist Church in Morristown where he also served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a devoted follower of Christ; a loving husband and a faithful father. He retired from American Enka/B.A.S.F. after serving 35 years as a Technical Supervisor, Operations Superintendent, Environmental Engineer, and in other capacities. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred J. and Elizabeth Combs Cureton; brother, Fredrick H. Cureton and sister, Elizabeth C. Layman. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bessie McCravey Cureton; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Kenyn M. and Pat Cureton of Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Eddie Welch of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kristen and William Cureton of Morristown, Kelci, Macy and Matthew Welch of Knoxville; sisters, Helen Harper of Chattanooga and Myrna McNabb of Indianapolis, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday, December 4, 1998 at First Baptist Church of Morristown with Rev. Randy Davis officiating. Burial will be at Hamblen Memory Gardens at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 1998. The family will receive friends in the Parlor of First Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Buffalo Trail Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund or to First Baptist Church of Morristown. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

TALLEY, DELORIS TAYLOR, 67, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Bill Breeden of New Market; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Cathy Talley of Rutledge; grandchildren, Doug, Denny and J.R. Talley, Melissa and Jeff Breeden; mother, Laura Mae Taylor of New Market; sisters, Arlene Strange, Betty Cornett and Eva Taylor; brother, Dale Taylor, all of New Market. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday Fielden Chapel with Rev. Ron Stansel and Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. Fielden Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WATSON, JOHN RUGER, 66, of Morristown, died Monday, November 30, 1998, at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey H. Watson. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and retired from TVA. Mr. Watson attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of Masonic Lodge 231. Survivors include his sons, Robin Wesley Watson, John H. Watson and wife Debbie, and Jason Russell “Rusty” Watson; daughter and son-in-law, Pama Lee and Ed Goan; their mother Norma Watson, all of Morristown; his mother, Lora Watson of Tellico Plains; brothers Jack and Jim Watson of Tellico Plains; sisters Lillian Sitzler and Barbara Gillespie of Tellico Plains, Kathryn Watson of Madisonville, Dana Belcher of Ten Mile City, and Vira Teffteller of Walland; grandchildren Wesley D. Parker, Jeremy Todd, Katie Beth and Paul Zachary Watson, Amy Lee and Holton Edward Goan; great-grandchildren Tyler Matthew and Haley Parker; special friends Pat and Frank Hunt; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennie Humphries officiating. Interment will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements..

CALFEE, RUTH PEARL, 72, passed away Monday evening at her home following a lengthy illness. She was a member of the McCowans Creek Church of God. She is survived by her husband, Buford (Dugan) Calfee; a son, Buford Calfee Jr., and his wife, Linda, all of Newport; sisters, Maxie and her husband Ed Shockley and Marie Everhart, both of Morristown; brothers, J.C. (Rip) and his wife Frances Holdway of Newport and Ralph (Pig) and his wife Mary Holdway of White Pine; grandchildren, Bradford and Cassandra Calfee, both of Newport; nieces, Debbie Everhart, Teresa Thomas, and Missy Everhart, all of Morristown, and Julie Holdway of White Pine; nephews, Darrell and Tim Holdway, both of Newport, and Mike Thomas and Virgil Everhart, both of Morristown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julie and David Holdway. The funeral service will be at 12:00 noon Thursday at the McCowans Creek Church of God with Revs. Alex Page, Virgil Lawless, and Bobby Napier officiating. Interment in the New Home Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Brown Funeral Home. Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WINSTEAD, FLOSSIE , 85, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 1998. Among survivors are daughter and son-in-law Cleo and Richard Brady. Services will be 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hamblen Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown.

BOWLIN, JAMES LUCAS, 20, of Whitesburg, went to be with the Lord November 30, 1998. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Highland Baptist Church. Survivors: parents, Roger and Cathy Bowlin and Randy and Pam Samples; grandparents, Jim and Sylvia Dodson and Merlin and Ruby Bowlin; sisters, Lindsey Bowlin, Ashley Samples and Krystal Bowlin; brother, Nicholas Samples; niece, Chelsea Bowlin, all of Whitesburg; great-grandfather, Vernie Cook of Heritage Center; step-grandparents, Margaret Samples and Barbara Brooks; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Friday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Stump and Rev. Terry Bunch officiating. Interment in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home. Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown in charge.

ELWOOD, MARGARET MARIE, age 77, of Jefferson City, passed away 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, 1998, at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, after an extended illness. Member of Blue Springs Church of God. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Cynthia Marie Elwood; brother, Robert Cannon and sister, Mariah Hensley. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert Sr., and Janet Elwood of Talbott; grandsons, Robert Elwood Jr., of Oak Ridge and Michael Elwood of Jefferson City; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Faulkner, Francis Blair, both of Strawberry Plains, and Evelina Mize of Knoxville; brothers, Roy Harold Cannon and Rev. Frank Cannon, both of Strawberry Plains; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998 at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel (Jefferson City) with Reverend R.J. Seal officiating. Family and friends will gather 10:45 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 1998 at Asbury Cemetery for a 11:00 a.m. interment service. Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society. Care of Susan Howell, ACS Memorials, 2356 Ravenridge Trail, Jefferson City, TN. 37760. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN., 37760. Phone 423- 475-3892.

RAINWATER, CHARLES O., Sr., age 78, of Dandridge, passed away 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, December 2, 1998 at his residence. Arrangements incomplete to be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tenn. 37760. Phone (423)-475-3892.

ABRAHAM, RICHARD O’BRIEN, age 68, of White Pine, passed away at his home Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998 after a lengthy illness. Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served 18 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Bertha Abraham, and also preceded in death by sisters, Virginia Bartlett and Charlotte Moore. Survived by wife, Barbara Robertson Abraham of White Pine; daughters, Tina Abraham, Sonya Cazzarin and Regina Cazzarin, all of White Pine, Darlene, Deborah, and Denise Abraham and Shantel Hufford, all of New York; sons, Bruce Cazzarin of Talbott and Richard Abraham Jr., of New York; sisters, Panit Lee Landin of Virginia, Challis Dietz, Loucille McElwain, Prunella Miller and Mary Ruth Henry, all of New York; grandchildren, Caitlyn Nicole Cazzarin of White Pine, Aaron Moore of New York and several others of New York; special friends Cindy and Bridgette Shoulders; several other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening December 3, 1998 at Farrar’s White Pine Chapel with Rev. Jerry Colbert officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6 to 8:00 p.m. prior to services. Graveside and interment service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1998 at White Pine Cemetery with the JR. R.O.T.C. serving as pallbearers and military honors provided by the East Tenn. Veterans Honor Guard. Farrars of White Pine in charge of arrangements.

CURETON, MAURICE E. “PETE,” age 57, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 1998, at his home. He was born February 25, 1941 in Newport. He gave his life to Christ during a youth revival, was baptized, and became a member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Newport. Later, he was ordained as a Deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Morristown, where he also served as a Sunday School teacher for 30 years. He then joined First Baptist Church in Morristown where he also served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a devoted follower of Christ; a loving husband and a faithful father. He retired from American Enka/B.A.S.F. after serving 35 years as a Technical Supervisor, Operations Superintendent, Environmental Engineer, and in other capacities. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred J. and Elizabeth Combs Cureton; brother, Fredrick H. Cureton and sister, Elizabeth C. Layman. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bessie McCravey Cureton; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Kenyn M., and Pat Cureton of Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Eddie Welch of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kristen and William Cureton of Morristown, Kelci, Macy and Matthew Welch of Knoxville; sisters, Helen Harper of Chattanooga and Myrna McNabb of Indianapolis, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday, December 4, 1998 at First Baptist Church of Morristown with Rev. Randy Davis officiating. Burial will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 1998. The family will receive friends in the Parlor of First Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Buffalo Trail Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund or to First Baptist Church of Morristown. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BOWLIN, JAMES LUCAS, 20, of Whitesburg, passed away Monday, November 30, 1998. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Friday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Stump and Rev. Terry Bunch officiating. Interment in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home. Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown in charge.

BREWER, QUINNIE, age 93, of Sneedville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at the Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Center. She was a member of Trent Valley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, George and Mattie Drinnon and several brothers and sisters. Survivors: son, McArthur Brewer of Sneedville; daughter, Joyce Ann Henderson of Sneedville; grandchildren, McArthur Brewer Jr., Mary Fern Henderson; two step-grandchildren. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 1998 at the Trent Valley Baptist Church. Rev. Lloyd Stewart and Rev. Carl Ray Cope officiating. Interment in the Drinnon Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Friday at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville, in charge of arrangements. 1-423-733-2246. 

AUSBAND, ETHEL FERRELL, 83, of 329 Hillcrest St. Rogersville, TN., died Saturday, December 5, 1998 at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was a member of Cobbs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by her husband, Lemon Dewey Ausband; son, James Monroe Ausband; parents, John and Martha Murrell Ferrell. Survivors include her son Cecil T. Ausband of Rogersville; sister, Esper Jones of Rogersville and a number of nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 7, 1998 at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. Funeral service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 7, 1998, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clifford Cole and Rev. Reed Mitchell officiating. Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens. Broome Funeral Home in Rogersville in charge of arrangements.

BYRD, MARY S., 80, of Whitesburg, died Friday, December 4, 1998, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced later by Allen Funeral Home.

COLLINS, LITTLE ALICE WILLIAMS, age 89, of Sneedville passed away December 5, 1998 at her home. She was a member of Elm Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husbands Edward Williams and Henley Collins and daughter Louigene Jackson. Survivors: daughter, Mae Sexton of Sneedville, TN.; sons, Clarence (Buck) Williams and Austin Williams both of Sneedville, TN., Lloyd and Troy Williams, both of Maryland, David Douglas Williams of Morristown, TN.; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, December 7, 1998 at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Delmont Gibson and Rev. Orbin Johnson officiating. Interment in the Williams Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday, December 6, 1998 from 12 (noon) to 9 p.m. at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements. 1-423-733-2246.

FARRIS, MERLE L., DVM, of Autumn Trace, Morristown, passed away at his residence, December 5, 1998. He was a partner in the Animal Hospital, West Main Street, with Dr. S.B. Isbell from 1946 to his retirement in 1979. After graduating from Kansas State University, he served in the USDA Bureau of Animal Industry for three years when he was called into active duty as a 1st Lt. in the Veterinary Corps. After serving five years on the active duty, two years in the ETO, he was discharged with the rank of major in the Army Reserve. In 1954 he transferred to the Air Force and retired from the reserve as a Lt. Colonel. In 1992 he was invited by the German government to attend the Army Medical Activity Drawdown Honors Ceremony in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Farris was recognized as the former commander of one of two oldest units permanently garrisoned in Berlin since World War II. Since World War II there have been 22 commanders of the 168 Medical Detachment, Lt. Colonel Farris being the first. Dr. Farris served as president of both East Tennessee Veterinary Association and the Tennessee Veterinary Association. He along with Dr. Isbell was awarded the “Veterinarian of the Year for Tennessee.” He was past president of the Kiwanis Club, with memberships in the Masons, Scottish Rite, and Kerbela Temple. He was a member of First Baptist Church since 1946, where he has served as deacon, disbursing officer, Capital Steering Committee for the 1985 building program, choir, and an orchestra member. Dr. Farris is survived by his wife, Myrna Farris, Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Michael J. and Sharon Bolesta, Dallas, Texas; grandson, Michael J. Bolesta II; sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Wright, Ottawa, Kansas, and Mrs. Luther Magers of Sierra Vista, Arizona; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday evening, December 6, 1998 from 7:30 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Morristown. Graveside services will be held later in Ottawa, Kansas. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Greenwood Baptist Church, Rt. 3, Ottawa, Kansas, 66067; or the First Baptist Church of Morristown. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

GOAN, JACK O., 76, of Morristown, died Saturday morning, December 5, 1998, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.J. and Doris Inman Goan. He was a WWII veteran of the Army Air Corps., flying 32 missions over Germany as a gunner on a B-52 bomber. Upon returning to Morristown, Mr. Goan worked for South Central Bell, and retired after 40 years of service. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years with Troop 91, and also served as district chairman. He was past president of the Telephone Pioneers, the evening Kiwanis Club, and the Clover Leaf Square Dance Club. Mr. Goan will also be remembered as a volunteer poll worker during elections. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Hugh Taylor Sunday School Class, and the Men’s Choir. Survivors include his wife, Christine Reagan Goan; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Lynn Goan of Knoxville, and Randy and Kathy Goan of Morristown; daughter, Carla Moses of Conyers, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Betty Goan of Morristown; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Members of the Hugh Taylor Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HOSKINS, GERALD, age 68, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, December 5, 1998 at a local hospital. Mr. Hoskins was a native of Lowell, Ky., but has been a resident of Chattanooga since 1996, coming from Atlanta, Ga. He was of the Methodist faith, and was the past president of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. He was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He was the President of his Pharmacist Class of 1958, and was the former owner of Hoskins Pharmacy’s of Cleveland. He was retired from Eckerds Drug Stores as a pharmacist of 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hoskins of Chattanooga; step-son and wife, Robert and Lisa Letanosky of Clinton, TN., daughters and sons-in-laws, Cheryl and Wayne Mathis, and Diane and Stephan Hearn, all of Cleveland; brother, Kenneth Hoskins of Melbourne, Fla.; grandchildren, Will and Jay Hearn, Hannah Ruth Mathis, and Kelsle Letanosky; three nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Cleveland with Dr. Fred Dearing and Rev. Rosemary Brown officiating. Mr. Hoskins will lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Rd.

LOVIN, JAMES HENRY, age 73, of Morristown, died Thursday, December 3, 1998. He was a member of Big Hill Baptist Church and retired from Magnavox. Family and friends will meet 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Big Hill Cemetery in Mooresburg for graveside services. Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown in charge of arrangements.

MALLORY, EDNA MARIE, age 71, of Rogersville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 1998, at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was a member of Stone Mountain Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Earl Mallory; two children, Lawrence and Sylvia Mallory; two grandchildren, David Trent, Tonya Brewer; parents, Tom and Mollie Trent; two sisters, Lula Brown and Eloise Trent. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd (Tom) and Kwan Mallory of Rogersville, Tim and Faye Mallory of Rogersville, Stanley (Bo) and Anita Mallory of Bean Station, Ronnie Mallory of St. Clair; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Pat Lawson of Rogersville, Phyllis and Thomas Pearson of Rogersville, Leon and Rufus Wilson of Sneedville, Carolyn Trent of Rogersville, Polly and Larry Helton of Rogersville, Kay and Donnie Brewer of Rogersville, Connie and Darrell Bailey of Rogersville; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Lizzie Burton of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Stone Mountain Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Bradley and Rev. Charles Bailey officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will follow in the Trent Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00-9:00 p.m. Monday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, in charge of arrangements.


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