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HORNER, MR. RAYMOND, age 88, of Talbott, passed away at 1:46 a.m. Friday morning, January 15, 1999, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, 412 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee, 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

HORTON, MRS. VIRGINIA , age 81, of Jefferson City, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Thursday evening, January 14, 1999, at the Jefferson County Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

JEFFERSON, BRUCE T. , age 61, of Whitesburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Ida Reed Jefferson and brother Albert Jefferson. Survivors: his sisters, June Stipp, Wyoming, Wanda and her husband Kyle Atkins, Michigan; brothers and their wives, Jerry and Brenda Jefferson of Mooresburg, Ray and Ruth Jefferson Ohio, Matt and Sherl Boggs, Indiana; special cousin, Clara Arrington, Morristown; special friend, Dean Wilder with whom he made his home in Whitesburg. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Curt Reed and Rev. Kyle Gregory officiating. Interment in Cedar Grove Church Cemetery. Friends may call at Jerry’s home. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HIPSHIRE, NAOMI, age 90, formerly of Morristown, passed away January 14, 1999 at Spring City Care Center, Spring City, TN. She was a member of Montvue Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Garrett Hipshire and son, Franklin Hipshire. Survivors: sister, Ann Verran of Greeneville, TN.; granddaughters, Libby Morgan and Janice Morgan of Dayton, Tn.; daughter-in-law, Neva Hipshire of Dayton, TN.; great-grandchildren, Brant Jordan, Lori Reece, Sharla Reed and Josh Morgan, all of Dayton, TN.; several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. William Burton officiating. Interment will be in Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

MALLARD, KATHLEEN EMMA HAUN, 83, of Morristown, born Sept. 23, 1915, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Memphis after a long illness. She was a lifetime member of Centenary United Methodist Church, entering the cradle roll as an infant and making her decision at age 12 to unite with the church in 1929. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jehu L. Haun; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survivors include her husband, Marvin T. Mallard of Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Don Duckworth of Germantown, TN.; sister Frankie Haun Cary of Morristown; granddaughter and her husband, Suzanne and Tate Thigpen of Jackson, Miss.; stepson and his wife, Charles and Paige Mallard and family of Daytona Beach, Florida; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 1999 at Centenary United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Best officiating, assisted by Rev. Dwight Kenney. Interment will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church Expansion Fund. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MASON, ROSA JOSEPHINE, age 89, a resident of Life Care of Greeneville, since June 1998, passed away Thursday, January 14,1 999. A native of Marble Falls, TX., having moved to Tennessee in 1945, Mrs. Mason lived in Morristown for 44 years where she was a member of First United Methodist Church and was active in the I.B.C. Group. She worked at Proffitts in Morristown for several years. Her husband, N.A. Mason died in 1980, Mrs. Mason was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers, all of Texas. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Anne Mason, Tusculum; grandson, Michael Mason, Fairfax, VA.; and several nieces and nephews, all of Texas. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Douglas Smith and Rev. Don Alexander, pastor of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Greeneville officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Interment 11:00 a.m. Monday at Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MINK, ZELMA, 88, passed away early this morning in Jefferson County Nursing Home in Dandridge. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Wilson Funeral Home in Bulls Gap.
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POWERS, NEVIN MOORYE BOWLES, widow of the late Dr. William M. Powers, died Wednesday, January 13, in Morristown, TN. She was the daughter of the late Marguerite Melton Bowles and Allie Virgil Bowles of Camden. She is survived by her daughter Paulette Powers Hodge and son-in-law, Samuel Jady Hodge of Morristown; sister, Nelle Laurie Bowles Wear, and niece, Wanda Wear Woolen of Nashville and niece Ava Jeanne Bowles Laycock of Martin. A native of Camden, Tennessee, Mrs. Powers has resided in Clarksville for 45 years and was retired from Clarksville-Montgomery County Board of Education. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarksville. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m. at McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home. Visiting hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Clarksville; American Lung Association, or the American Cancer Society. McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home in charge.

STARNES, LOYD JR., 61, of Newport, died Tuesday at his home. He was encouraged during his last days due to the love and caring deeds of his precious family and friends. He was Director of Manufacturing for the Volunteer Blind Industries and considered the employees as his second family. He was a member of the Lions Club and attended Calvary Baptist Tabernacle. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bea Starnes and sister, Betty Jean Starnes. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Starnes of the home; father, Loyd Starnes Sr., of Newport; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Joyce Starnes of Parrottsville, Jeff and Linda Starnes of Newport, and Chad Starnes of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Buffy and Barry Gregory of Newport; brother, Lester Starnes of Newport; sisters, Peggy Parks of Parrottsville and Evelyn Taylor of Newport; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Manes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Wells and Manson Lee officiating. Rev. Tom Mooty will be singing a favorite hymn of the family, “:Peace Wonderful Peace”, Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Union Cemetery with Rev. Tom Mooty officiating. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral services, Loyd’s Volunteer Blind Family is welcome to meet with his family Wednesday at 6-8 p.m. for a private memorial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lions Club and Smoky Mountain Hospice, 222 Heritage Blvd., Newport, TN. 37821. Manes in charge.

TURNER, WILLIAM BEN, age 76, of White Pine, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 14, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown. He was a retired repair technician for the Magnavox Corp.; veteran of World War II. Member of First Baptist Church of White Pine. He was preceded in death by his wife Edith Duckett Turner and his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Terry Boyer. Son of the late John Randolph and Love Clark Turner and also preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Eliza Metcalf, Deane Ellison, Fred Turner, Robert Turner, Wesley Turner and Daphene Dennis. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Randal and Donna Turner of White Pine; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 8:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999 from Farrars White Pine Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Richey officiating. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the White Pine Cemetery Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. with military honors by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Farrar of White Pine in charge of arrangements.

HORTON, MRS. VIRGINIA RUTH, age 81, of Jefferson City and formerly of Big Stone Gap, VA., passed away quietly. Thursday, January 14, 1999, at the Jefferson County Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt H. Horton; son, Charles Horton and granddaughter Lisa Satterfield. Survived by daughter, Zelma Allen of Jefferson City; 7 grandchildren including Kim Seals and Mary Allen, both of Jefferson City; 12 great-grandchildren including Taylor and Corey Seals, Emily and Ethan Satterfield and Amy and James Allen, all of Jefferson City; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Elmo Bush of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 1999 at the Family Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, VA. Family will receive friends Saturday, January 16, 1999 from 6-8 p.m. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadweay Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

CLAPPER, STEWART R., 71, 1777 Old Liberty Hill Rd., Morristown, passed
away Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 at Florida Hospital, Altamonte. Mr. Clapper
was the retired business owner of Idle Hour Ceramics. Born in Orlando,
Florida, he resided in Staten Island, N.Y. for a number of years. He
moved to Morris-town in 1981. Locally survived by sister, Pearl Delias;
nieces, Diana Blackburn and Sharon Fielden; nephew, Curtis Delias;
great-nieces, Rachel Blackburn, Stephanie Nixon, and Tiffany Delias;
great nephews, Dustin Blackburn and Chris Fielden. In Orlando, sisters,
Lillian Clapper and Ida Frank; brother, Gerald Clapper; nephew, Clifford
Clapper and his wife Grace, with whom he stayed during his illness.
Several other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. A grave-side
service was held on Jan. 7, 1999 at Greenwood Cemetery in Florida. The
family is planning a memorial locally. Friends will be notified.

HORNER, JOSEPH RAYMOND, age 88 of Talbott passed away 1:46 a.m. Friday,
January 15, 1999 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. A
member of Mansfield Gap Baptist Church. A veteran of World War II.
Survived by brother, Johnny Horner, Mt. Morris, Illinois; and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16,
1999, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in Jefferson City with Rev. William
Bradley and Rev. Kyle Cate officiating. Family and friends will meet
2:00 p.m. Sunday at Carter Cemetery (Hamblen County) for interment
services. Family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday prior to the
funeral service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral
Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760. Phone
(423)-475-3892.

MASON, ROSA JOSEPHINE, 89, of Greeneville, formerly of Morristown. She
was the widow of N.A. Mason, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999. The funeral
service will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Stubblefield Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the funeral
service. Family and friends will meet 11:00 a.m. Monday at Jarnagin
Cemetery for interment. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.

MINK, ZELMA LEON MATTHEWS, 91, formerly of Jefferson City, passed away
Friday, January 15, 1999, in Jefferson County Nursing Home in Dandridge.
She was the daughter of the late Robert M. and Martha Matthews of the
Mohawk Community in Greene County. She was the widow of Robert Howard
Mink, and during their 55 years of marriage they lived in Big Stone Gap,
Va., and Knoxville, Tenn. She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church in Jefferson City. Survivors include a nephew, Ronald Matthews of
Maryville; and a niece, Marjorie Shrader of Talbott. The family received
friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, with funeral
service to follow at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Ronald Matthews officiated.
Graveside service will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Hope Church
Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home, Bulls Gap, in charge of arrangements.

SMITH, LOLA GRACE CARMICHAEL, age 71, of White Pine, passed away January
15, 1999 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist
Church of White Pine. Preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Lexie
Carmichael; and sister, Anna Ruth Kimbrough. Survivors: husband, Hobert
C. Smith of White Pine; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra K. and Freddie
Smith of White Pine; son and daughter-in-law, Michael K. and Jackie
Smith of Morristown; grandsons, Matthew and Michael Smith of Morristown,
Stacy and wife, Lora Smith of Whitesburg; sister, Fannie B. Carter of
Morristown. Services were 8 p.m. Saturday at Mayes Mortuary with Revs.
Ken Richey, Dale Gray and Randy Davis officiating. Graveside services
will be 2 p.m. Sunday at White Pine Cemetery. The family received
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Morristown, Higher
Ground Television Ministry. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

WOODS, CROSHIE, age 89, of Rutledge passed away Friday evening, January
15, 1999 at her residence. She was a member of Noah’s Chapel American
Christian Church in Rutledge. Mrs. Woods is preceded in death by her
husband Elmer Woods; daughter, Dolly Hipsher; sister, Rushie Workman;
brother, Hubert Wells. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, James
and Alice Lynn of Mooresburg; special granddaughter, Janet Bowen of
Rutledge; sister, Kathryn Wells of Talbott; brothers, Clifford and
Leonard Wells, both of Talbott; 10 grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many other
friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 18,
1999 at 2:00 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hollis
Dunsmore and Rev. Buddy Hipsher officiating. Interment to follow in the
Sunrise Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from
6-8 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements made by Smith
Funeral Home in Rutledge.

COLLINS, R. WYNN OVERHOLT, age 46, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, January 17, 1999, at her home. Preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Aradia Overholt. Survivors: husband ,, Robert Larry Collins; son and daughter-in-law, David and Jessica Bivens; son, Leslie Wayne Bivens; son and daughter-in-law, Alton and Crystal Bivens; step-children, Dustin and Jill Collins; grandchildren, Hunter Bivens, Zach Layman and Allie Starnes and many family and friends. Services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at Mayes Mortuary. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at Union Cemetery in Newport. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mayes Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Daily Bread. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

SPIRES, HARDING (PACK), of Rt. 3, Rutledge, passed away January 18, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.

MAYES, MRS. PAUL (ADA RUTH), passed away early this morning at home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown.

PATTERSON, LUCILLE TAYLOR, 72, of Middlesboro, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 1999 at the Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital. Survivors include her 10 children, Arthur, George, LaBreman, Sandy Wayne, Mannis, and Lannis Patterson, Linda Hendrickson, Janice Sinkhorn, of Morristown, and David Keith and Terry Bingham; her mother, Ocie Taylor; 16 grandchildren, including Steven Sinkhorn; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and a brother, George Jr., Taylor. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Arnett and Steele Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pinelawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday at the Arnett and Steele Funeral Home, Pineville, KY. Arnett and Steele Funeral Home is in charge.

SHORTER, TRULA ARNWINE, 82, of Morristown, formerly of Claiborne County, passed away early Sunday, January 17, 1999, at the Heritage Center in Morristown. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Jefferson City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Shorter. Survivors include her sister, Beulah Mysinger; step-daughter, Alma Williams; sister-in-law, Cecil Arnwine, all of Morristown; brother-in-law, Hop Stansberry, New Tazewell, Tennessee; five nieces; two nephews; several great and great-great nieces and nephews; many friends and relatives. Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sonny Strange officiating. Interment will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home
Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


WILLIAMS, RUTH L., age 97, passed away Sunday, January 17, 1999, at Life Care Nursing Center. She was a native of Cedar Bluff, Mississippi and a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Williams and grandson, Darryl Williams. Survivors include her son, Ervin Williams of Talbott; daughter, Rebecca Boyd of Brandon, MS.; and stepson, Osborne Williams of West Point, MS.; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; Funeral services will be Thursday, January 21. 1999, 2:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home, West Point, MS. Interment will be in the Cedar Bluff Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home, West Point, MS. Memorial donations may be sent to Kingswood School, Grainger County, TN., or Christ United Methodist Church, West Point, MS. Westside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. 

HARBIN, L.C. (LAMB), 67, of Rutledge, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 1999 at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home. She was a member of The Head of Richland Baptist Church; daughter of the late Walter and Rutha Lamb. Survived by husband, Jakie Harbin of Rutledge; sisters, Aileen Tate, Jean Hayes of Bean Station and Ethel Dean of Morristown; brother, O.C. Lamb of Bean Station; special niece, Minnie Jarnigan of Morristown; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fielden Chapel with Revs. J.C. Morgan and Marvin Phillips officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday at Narrow Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. Fielden Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HURST, CHARLES EDWARD, of Morristown, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 1999 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. Funeral arrangements to be announced later by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown.

MAYES, MRS. PAUL (ADA RUTH), 84, passed away early Monday morning at the home of her nephew where she had been staying while recuperating from a recent illness. Mrs. Mayes was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morristown and the Quarles Sunday School Class. She had retired from Berkline Office and worked several years at the County Agricultural Office as well as working with her husband in their business. She was the daughter of Jim and Mae Long Noe and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Mayes; brothers, Ben and Willard Noe; sister, Cornelia Crigger, nephews, Frank Crigger and Barry Dean Noe and niece, Charlotte Kinsler. Survivors: brother, C.H., and his spouse Mary Edith Noe; nephews, Kenneth Ray, Sr., and his spouse Shelia Noe and their children, Kenneth Ray Jr., Stephanie and Chris; also nephews, Michael E. Noe, Ben Noe Jr., Jake W. Crigger and spouse Cookie; niece, Gladys Ruth and her husband, Troy Nester, Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Crigger Mr. and Mrs. Avery Mayes; nieces, Bobbie and husband, Frank Baxley, Mr. and Mrs. Budd (Bea) Rhea; several grand-nephews and grand-nieces and special friends, Gladys Irene Noe, Wayne and Ann Noe. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stetzer’s Morristown Chapel with the Rev. Randy Davis officiating. Interment in Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MORGAN, JOSEPH WESLEY, age 74, of 3551 Sulphur Springs Road, Morristown, passed away January 18, 1999 at the home of his niece, Delores Shaver. He was a member of Westside Christian Church; a member of V.F.W. Post No. 5266 and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Annabelle Morgan. Survivors: brother, William E. Morgan of Spencer, Ohio; sister, Ruby McMurray of Jefferson City, TN.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Westside Christian Church. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the services. Military graveside services to follow with V.F.W. Post No 5266 in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

RUSSELL, CLYDE, age 48, of Rutledge, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 1999. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by parents, Greenberry and Beulah Russell; brother, Allen Russell and sister, Clemetine Ogan. Survivors: wife, Kaye Russell; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Steve Dalton; grandson Dusty Dalton; sisters, Evelyn Bishop, Ethel Helton; brothers, Earl and Raymond Russell. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Truman Coffey and Rev. Clifford Dalton officiating. Interment in Bean Station Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SHIPLEY, JESSE H., 73, of 3521 Crestwood Dr., Kingsport, TN., died Sunday, (Jan. 17, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Whitesburg, TN., he began his employment at Tennessee Eastman Company in 1945 in the Machinist Apprenticeship Program. He was in the Naval Service for four years during the Korean Conflict and included participation in the construction of the Early Radar Warning System on top of the world at Thule, Greenland while in the Amphibious Forces and aboard the Flagship of the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. He was re-employed at Tennessee Eastman Company in 1958 after graduating from the University of Tennessee. His tenure at T.E.C. included Expanded Capital Facilities for Filter Tow of Kingsport and Workington, England. He retired in 1987 with 39 years service and maintained residency in Kingsport. Mr. Shipley was an avid sportsman; a member of several fraternal organizations and was a charter member and elder at Preston Hills Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, G.H. and Opha Shipley; two sisters, Agnes Pendergrass and Ruth Shipley; three brothers, George H. Shipley, Reece Shipley, and Reuben Shipley. Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Lucinda Carol Bortz and Guy Bortz, Church Hill, TN., Christina Diane Carver and Wayne Carver, Louisville, KY;. son and daughter-in-law, Dr. William R. and Tannis Shipley, Hendersonville, TN.; three grandchildren, Preston Shipley, Nathan Shipley, and Guy Bortz Jr.,; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6-8 Thursday (Jan. 21, 1999) at Preston Hills Presbyterian Church. Services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. Dr. Ted W. Hagen II officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The Erwin Russ Scholarship Fund in care of Preston Hills Presbyterian Church, 4701 Orebank Rd., Kingsport, TN. 37664. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

SPIRES, HARDING (PACK), age 77, of Rt. 3, Rutledge, passed away January 18, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He made his home with Mell and Alta Reagan, also of Rt. 3, Rutledge. He is survived by the Mell Reagan family and a host of other friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 19 at 8:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marvin Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Central Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge, TN..

WILLIAMS, RUTH L., age 97, passed away Sunday, January 17, 1999, at Life Care Nursing Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 21. 1999, 2:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home, West Point, MS. Interment will be in the Cedar Bluff Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home, West Point, MS. Memorial donations may be sent to Kingswood School, Grainger County, TN., or Christ United Methodist Church, West Point, MS. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. 

COLLINS, GEORGE HENRY, SR., age 84, of Knoxville, formerly of Rutledge, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at UT Medical Center. He was a member of New Blackwell Baptist Church in Rutledge. Mr. Collins was preceded in death by wife, Callie Hysel (Peggy Collins); brothers, Lester, L.C., Kyle and Ralph Collins; sisters, Laura Harbin and Erma Lee Mounger. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Glynda and Kenneth Beeler, with whom he made his home; sons and daughters-in-law, G.M. and Celia Collins and Gale and Evelyn Collins; grandchildren and spouses, Gwen and Rick Cameron, Cathy and James Wilson, Audrey and David Hurst and Chris and Cheri Collins; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Cory Atchley, Callie Hurst, Danny and Mathew Collins; sister, Pearl Walters and several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at New Blackwell Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.

HARRINGTON, EDWIN (ED), age 78, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Life Care Center in Jefferson City. Funeral services will be Friday, 1:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel with Rev. Don Lamb officiating. Interment to follow in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HURST, CHARLES E., age 65, of Bean Station, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 1999. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell J. Hurst; son, Roger Hurst; father, Vinyard Hurst; great-grandson, Tyler Davis; wife Laura Christine Hurst. Survivors: mother, Irene Hurst; children and their spouses, Ronald E. and Rhonda Hurst, Regina and Mike Lipe, Rhonda Horton; step-daughters and their spouses, Emily and David Shelton, Beverly and Doyal Shelton; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes Thompson, Evelyn Seay; special friends, Marian and Dewey Crowe, Jessie “Boots” Douglas, Bobbie and Danny Browning. Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Johnson and Rev. Jerry Sexton officiating. Interment in Noeton Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown in charge of arrangements.

LAMB, VIRGINIA GRETHEN, age 55, of 2133 Highland St., Middletown, OH., died Saturday, January, 16, 1999 at 7:55 a.m. at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Thorn Hill, TN., April 29, 1943, the daughter of Lester and Maggie Lamb Collins. She was employed by Bethany Carry Out Middletown for 14 years and retired in 1997. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin, OH. Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Travis Duncan in 1980 and a grandson, Gage Travis Lamb in 1998. Surviving are husband of 31 years, Calvin; two sons, Doug Lamb and wife Faith of Middletown, James Lamb and wife Kelly of Dayton, OH.; three daughters, Vicki Clemons and husband, Hughie, Rhonda Cunningham and husband Michael and Tina Lamb, all of Middletown; a brother, Fred Collins of Rutledge; six sisters, Julie Fields of Maryville, TN., Kitty Underwood of Middletown, Jeanette Russell of Mooresburg, Dorothy Nealy of Franklin, OH., Helen Carpenter of Middletown and Lola Collins of Greenback, TN.; eight grandchildren; loved by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 22, 1999, at Sunrise Baptist Church in Rutledge at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Harold Lawson and Rev. Bob Banks officiating. Interment in the Sunrise Cemetery following the services. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5-9 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements made by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.

RUSSELL, CLYDE, age 48, of Rutledge, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Interment in Bean Station Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SEALS, SILVA L., age 96, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

THOMPSON, BERTHA MARIE, age 77, of Talbott, passed away Wednesday morning at Fort Sanders Hospital. Funeral arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

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