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AUSMUS, SHERRY - age 41, wife of Art Ausmus of Speedwell, Tenn., passed away April 11, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Hospital. Born January 20, 1956, in Pineville, Ky. Survivors: husband, Art Ausmus, Speedwell; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeremiah and Renee Arthur, Kingston, Tenn., Phillip Loren Ausmus, Kingston, Tenn., Johnathan Lee Ausmus, Speedwell; parents, Alvin and Shirley Williams Keith, Kingston, Tenn.; brother, Kenneth Ray Keith, Jacksboro, Tenn.; sister, Pat Branham, Kingston, Tenn.; special friends, Margo Goins, Kelly Mayhall, both of Speedwell; one grandson, Jeremiah Arthur, Jr. Funeral service will be Saturday, 8 p.m. at Reece Valley Chapel. Body will lie in state 30 minutes before the service. Rev. Bill Hill officating. Music by the Faithful Few. Graveside service Sunday 2 p.m. in the Ausmus Cemetery. Pallbearers: Friends of the family. Visitation Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

BREEDING, MRS. RUBY I. (AUSMUS) - age 72, of Maynardville, went to be with the Lord 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997. She attended Alder Springs Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Albert (Mondo) Breeding of Maynardville; daughters, Shirley Breeding, Barbara Sue Price, both of Knoxville; grandsons, Chris Price of Knoxville, Lance Cpl. Kenneth Price of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Ada Myers of Columbus, Ohio, Birdie May of Middlesboro, Ky.; brother, Troy Ausmus of LaFollette, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel. Rev. Eddie Perry officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday at New Loyston Memorial Gardens. Singers Cheryl Booker Walker, Lisa and Alana Booker. Pallbearers: Ermal Breeding, Jamie Breeding, Chris Price, J.R. Breeding, William F. Breeding and Bill Breeding. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

CARRIGAN, IDA SUE - age 70, passed away Thursday, April 10, 1997, at her home. Member of Grace Memorial Church in Aloca. Preceded in death by husband, Jack Carrigan; parents, Jack and Loretta Stuart. Survived by sons, Gary Carrigan of Knoxville, Richard Carrigan of Chattanooga; daughter, Susie Rucker of Alcoa; grandchildren, Sean and Bernadette Carrigan. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Billy Carrigan officiating followed by the interment at the U.S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive, 525-3121. 

CHESNEY, WILLIAM LEONARD - age 71, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the son of the late William and Mary Chesney. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Emma Jean Chesney and Dorothy Hackler; three sisters and two brothers. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted wife, Hueen Chesney; devoted daughters, Lena Mae Davis and Mary Linda Reeves of Knoxville; devoted son, William (Norma Jean) Davis of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Shirley Tate, Margaret (Louis) McCannelly of Knoxville; Francis Senter of Morristown; brothers, John (Gwen) Chesney and Louis Chesney; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two aunts and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 6:30-7 p.m. with funeral to follow. Interment will be 12 noon Monday, April 14, 1997, at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. The family will be at 2925 Selma Ave. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

COFFEY, MR. LANDON H. - 73, retired service station operator and resident of North Main Street in Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Veterans Hospital in Nashville. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 at Arlington Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia. The Maury County native was the son of the late Clifford and Georgia Johnson Coffey. Mr. Coffey owned and operated Coffey ESSO and Exxon Service Stations in Mt. Pleasant for many years. He also ran the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Mt. Pleasant for several years. Active in community affairs, Mr. Coffey also served as a Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fireman. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a 50 year member of the American Legion Post 10. Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Donald F. (Lynda) Briggs of Columbia; one son, Don (Betsy) Coffey of Knoxville; long time companion, Nell Jones of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters, Mrs. Eddie (Rubie) Schuster of Winter Haven, Fla.; Mrs. Jimmy (Elizabeth) D'Auria of Nashville; Mrs. Bill (Bessie) McDonald of Silver Springs, Md.; three brothers, English Coffey of Columbia, Dr. Hubert Franklin (Jane) Coffey of Albuquerque, N.M.; Walter Scott (Nancy) Coffey of Nashville; five grandchildren, Wayne Briggs of Columbia; Mrs. Darrius (Treisa) Tompkins of Hampton, Va., Don Coffey, Jr., Chris (Katie) Coffey, and James Landon Coffey, all of Knoxville. Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia in charge. 

DUNN, MYRTLE ELIZABETH - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 10th, at 9 a.m. at Hillcrest North. Preceded in death by husband, Charlie Dunn; son, Bobby Joe Dunn. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, LeRoy and Louise Dunn, Darrell Edward and Joy Dunn; son, Melvin Ray Dunn; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Chapel with Rev. Terry Ottinger officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Asbury Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Dunn, Greg Crosby, Larry Cane, Lee Cardwell, Greg Cane and Donnie Hill. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

DURHAM, IDA JEAN - age 82, of Maryville, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 10, 1997, at the family home. Member of Victory Baptist Church. Retired from Dixie Manufacturing Company in Miami, Fla. Mrs. Durham moved to Maryville in 1988. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Sandra Turner of Tampa, Fla., William and Della Turner of Union, S.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Rev. Larry Bradley of Maryville, Charlotte and Pete Gasper of Virginia; grandsons, Michael Bradley, Robert Gasper; granddaughters, Karen Verheul, Lisa English, Deanna Marquez, Kim Orr, Melissa Thompson, Heather Gasper, Holly Turner, Kathy Gasper; six great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Futch of LaBelle, Fla.; sisters, Doris Grafton, Frankie Halliman, both of Little Rock, Ark.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Larry Bradley (Mrs. Durham's son-in-law) officiating. Interment to follow in Carpenter's United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

FRANKLIN, ELEANOR J. - age 88, of Maryville, passed away Wednesday evening, April 9, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. Member of First Christian Church of Maryville. Preceded in death by husband, Reuben Franklin; parents, George and Dora Rasler Kilmer. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Jack Johnson of Maryville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Tanya and Rick Davis of Seymour; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Thomas and Sue Johnson of Charleston, S.C.; great-grandsons, Richard Davis, Jeffrey Davis; brothers, Floyd Kilmer of Washington state, Van Kilmer of Oregon; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church of Maryville, Minister Harold Ray, Minister David Kineman officiating. Interment to follow in Mt. View (Christian) Cemetery. Friends may call at the family home at their convenience and the family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Maryville, 400 South Court St., Maryville, TN 37803. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

GAMBILL, ROSELLA F. - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away April 10, 1997 at her home. She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church and former Executive Director of the Y.W.C.A. Mrs. Gambill was also a former First Lady of Knoxville. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Gambill, who was an agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee. Survivors: nephews, Tom Gaither, Atlanta and John Thomas Gambill, Niota; great-nephews, Tom Lester, Chattanooga and Lee Lester, Birmingham; several cousins and many friends. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997, at the Mt. Harmony Cemetery in Niota, Tennessee with Dr. James A. Dougherty and Rev. Cabel W. Trent officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Y.W.C.A. of Knoxville, 420 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

GARBEE, MARTHA P. - age 85, of Fountain City, passed away Thursday evening, at her home. She was an active member of Central Baptist Church in Fountain City for 54 years and a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class. She was a graudate of Peabody College and received her master degree in Library Science. She taught English and Latin in various schools and was a writer of poetry and a bible scholar. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Howard F. Garbee of Fountain City; daughter, Mrs. Janette G. Amos of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Mrs. Joyce Baker Wong of Honolulu, Hawaii, who was like a daughter to her; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Leisl and Wendall Wood of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandson, Douglas Darbee Amos of Louisville, Ky.; great-grandsons, Nathan and Zackery Wood; sister, Mary Byrum of Orlinda, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Dr. Calvin S. Metcalf and Rev. Ed Jenkins officiating. Family will meet 11 a.m. Monday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society and St. Mary's Hospice. Active pallbearers: Don Carringer, Kenneth Carringer, Jack Alfred, Wendall Wood, Joe Haynes, Don Ballenger, and Tom Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rachel Sunday School Class of Central Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

GREENE, WILLIAM R. ''RANDY'' - age 36, of Maryville, passed away Wednesday morning, April 9, 1997, at the homeplace. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Bud Kirkland and Eulas Greene; grandmother, Alice Moore Black; uncles, Bobby and Paul Kirkland. Survivors: wife, Penny Greene; son, Paul Greene; daughter, Lori Greene; parents, William O. ''Bill'' and Shirley Kirkland Greene; sister, Donna Greene Smith, all of Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Buddy Tweed of Greeneville, Tenn.; grandmother, Pearl Jones Kirkland of Maryville; step-grandmother, Mayme Greene of Newport; nephews, Michael Smith of Maryville, Jason Tweed of Greeneville, Tenn.; nieces, Samantha Smith of Maryville, Camella Tweed of Greeneville, Tenn.; special friend, Rodney Anderson of Maryville; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lower Chilhowee Cemetery for the interment service. Rev. Danny Greene, Mr. Ronnie Rimmer and Mr. Jim Allen officiating. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

GULLEY, ARTHUR RALPH - age 75, of Morristown, passed away April 10, 1997 at his residence. He was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Union Camp after 20 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Carrie Gulley and a daughter, Donna Sue Burlingame. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Brenda) Laster of Morristown, Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Rose Marie) Gregg of White Pine; son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Nancy Gulley of Rutledge; grandchildren, Kim Long of Jefferson City, Ronnie Burlingame of Florida, Shawnna Winstead of White Pine, Dorothy Burlingame of Georgia; great granddaughters, Stephanie and Tori Long; sister, Irene Wheeler of Morristown; niece, Jewell Wheeler of Morristown; formerly married to Dorothy Kinley of Morristown. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Turner officiating. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

HAMMER, JAMES W. - age 66, of Dandridge, passed away Thursday, April 10, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville, following an accident on the family farm. He was a member of the Seahorn's Chapel United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of Berkline Corporation of Morristown where he was plant supervisor for a number of years. Graduate of the University of Tennessee, class of 1953, member of the Brazelton Lodge #190 F.& A.M. and was a very prominent farmer of Jefferson County. He was a director and was presently serving as president of the Jefferson Farmers Cooperative. He was preceded in death by father, Mr. Paul S.M. Hammer. Survivors: wife, Jean Henry Hammer; sons, Paul Grover Hammer and Jimmy Hammer; son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Renee Hammer; grandchildren, Ben, Dan and Kathryn Hammer; mother, Mrs. Nellie Trundle Hammer; brothers, Samuel M. Hammer and Benton R. Hammer, all of Dandridge, Francis Hammer of Knoxville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services, Sunday, 2 p.m., at Farrar Jefferson City Chapel with Rev. Rick Hollifield and Dr. Robert McCray officiating. Interment in Dandridge Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Saturday evening, 6-8 p.m., at Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. 

HARRELL, LOIS ELLA - age 94, of Bean Station, Tenn., passed away Thursday, April 10, 1997, at Heritage Center of Morristown. She was born May 4, 1902 in Thorn Hill, Tenn. She was a member of Bean Station First Baptist Church. Mrs. Harrell was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Pryor Tipton Harrell; parents, Samuel and Maggie Farmer; sisters, Mae Farmer and Maud Harrell; brothers, Arch, Ben and Cleon Farmer. Survivors: daughter, Dorothy Keck of Norris, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, June and Paul Murphy of Morristown; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Judy Harrell of Morristown, Alva and Delores Harrell of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Von Harrell of Fairview, Mich. and Samuel Harrell of Lake Orion, Mich.; special sister-in-law, Mae Harrell of Morristown; twelve beloved grandchildren, Saundra Weinstein, Sharon Summers, Sheila Klock, Vonda Heidel, Charles Keck, Mark Harrell, Tracy and Tippy Harrell, Barry, Brian, Brent and Brad Murphy; fourteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Westside Chapel, funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Raymond Long officiating. Family and friends will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at Westside Chapel for graveside services at 2 p.m. in the McGinnis-Harrell Cemetery in Thorn Hill, Tenn. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

HATFIELD, MATOLINE MADRON - age 74, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, April 10, at the LaFollette Medical Center. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, J.M. Hatfield; and son, James Heatherly. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Anna Heatherly, Thurman and Joyce Heatherly, all of LaFollette; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy Heatherly, Margaret and Arlis Meadows, Mary and Earl Parker, and Carol and Lincoln White, all of LaFollette; stepson and wife, Joy and Jeanie Hatfield, LaFollette; stepdaughters and husbands, Jessie and Kelly Aurthor, LaFollette, Hazel Wilton, Benson, N.C., Pearl Visage, LaFollette, Georgia and Mary, Albany, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Lewis Madron, LaFollette; sister and brother-in-law, Naomi and Bill Allen, LaFollette; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Cross Funeral Home, Rev. Paul Heatherly and Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Sunday, April 13, at Campbell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

HUDSON, J.D. - age 70, of Farragut, passed away April 11, 1997. He was retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Mr. Hudson was a long-time member of Concord United Methodist Church. Survivors: wife of 48 years, Beverly Hudson; daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Steve Bell, Sevier County, Tenn.; son and wife, David and Laurie Hudson, Farragut, Tenn.; son, Guy Hudson, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; brother, Albert Hudson, Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Anna Margaret Hicks, Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Private interment service Monday morning at Highland West Memorial Park, Rev. Ron Hammond and Rev. Jimmy Ball officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial may be made to FISH Hospitality Pantries, 2700 Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Highland West Funeral Home, (I-40 at Pellissippi Pkwy) 9913 Sherrill Ln., 693-9547. 

HUFFSTETLER, FRANK H. - age 81, of Maryville, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was an active member of Maryville First United Methodist Church, was a long-time and active participant of Blount Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, with over 18,000 hours of service, and was a member of the Maryville Lions Club. Survivors include wife, Rena Matthews Huffstetler; sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Leslie Huffstetler of Amarillo, Texas, Tim and Angelia Huffstetler of Acworth, Ga.; grandchildren, Todd Huffstetler of Orlando, Fla., Julie Moore of Germany, Wendi Sparks of Asheville, N.C., Laura and Nathan Huffstetler of Acworth, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Kenzia Ann Moore, Michael Justin Sparks; brother, Tom Huffstetler of Oak Ridge. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James R. Green officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home. 

KING, JOE WILLIS - age 64, of Corryton, passed away Friday morning, April 11, 1997, at his home. Retired employee of Plasti-Line. Preceded in death by father, John King; mother, Anna Mae King; sister, Mary Ellen Edmonds; brothers, Paul King, Gene King, and Carl King. Survivors: wife, Fern King; daughter, Brenda Davis; sons, Darrell King, Gregory King, Craig King, all of Corryton, Tim King of Powder Springs; grandchildren, Charles and Christy Davis, Tamara, Ashley, and Brittany King, Justin King, and Kelly Corum; brothers, George, Junior, and Sonny King; sisters, Ruth Raley, Margaret Edmonds, and Barbara Polley. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Herman Faddis and Rev. David Raley officiating followed by the interment at Eastview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be J.B. Shiflet, Garry King, Clint Dalton, Bill Hensley, Edward Shipley, Jr., and Damon Lyall. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

McMILLIAN, JOHN - passed away Friday, April 11, 1997, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete. McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

JOHNSON, JOHN W. ~''BOUNCER'' - age 73, expired Thursday, April 10, at Baptist Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Anna and Floyd Johnson, four brothers and three sisters. Survivors: wife, Edith K. Johnson; sons, John Jr. and Fred Johnson; daughters, Shirley, Marilyn, Joanie, Janice, and Kathy Johnson, Gail Smith, Edith (Wayne) Walker, Allison (Pete) Moulden, all of Knoxville, Linda Calloway of Alabama; sisters, Bertha Alexander of Knoxville and Gladys Lee (Joe) Jordon of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Monica, Camille, Timothy, Matthew Jabbar, Kendra, Lawana, Corey, Brandee, John III, Juan, Jeremy, Jonie Marie, Shara and Will; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Shawnice and Brian; nieces, Freddie Anne (Chales) Wadley and Patty Dover; nephews, Clifford Curry, Floyd Curry, Willie B. (Sandra) Curry, Martin ''Stroddy'' Curry, Ralph Jr. Charles, Barnett, Phillip, Joseph III and Ronald Jordan; many other family and friends to include William ''Sonny'' Davis, friends of Townview Towers and Golden Age Retirement Village. Special thanks to Dr. James Gleaves and Dr. Mark Fecher and the staff at East Tenn. Baptist Hospital. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 14, 1997, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2714 Brooks Rd., from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with funeral to follow, Rev. Jarvis Ross and Rev. Gerald Williams officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike. Arrangements by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

MASTERS, CHARLES JOSEPH - age 74, of Knoxville, formerly of Celina, passed away Friday morning, April 11, 1997, at Park West Hospital in Knoxville, after a long illness. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and had served at the Farragut Church of Christ as an Elder for 14 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Army Air Corp. A retired realtor. He was preceded in death by parents, Walter Gray and Gypsy Ann Brown Masters; brothers, Marcom and David Masters. Survivors: wife, Coe Stone Masters; children and spouses, Sharon and Bill Harward of Danville, Ky., Steve and Phoebe Masters of Knoxville, Cathy and Bob Hyatt of Lenoir City, Joyce and Bill Johnson of Knoxville, Paul and Deborah Masters of Scottsdale, Arizona, John and Suzanne Masters of Chapel Hill, N.C., Michael Masters of Knoxville; grandchildren, Will and Ben Harward, Jason and Eric Masters, Rachel, Matt, Mandy, and Liz Hyatt, Sydney Johnson, Andrew and Logan Masters, Joshua Masters; brothers, Dan Masters of Lynchburg, Clay Masters of Knoxville; sisters, Docia Sloan of Fayetteville, Grace Eblen and Helen Shearer, both of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, followed by funeral service at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Mr. Bill Yates and Mr. Grant Standefer officiating. Graveside service 2 p.m. CST Sunday, Stone Cemetery, Celina, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

MORTON, JOEL TAYLOR - age 55, of Knoxville, passed away April 11, 1997. He attended Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Joel was a veteran of the Vietnam era having served with the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech. University. Mr. Morton was an Investment Executive with Paine Webber and owner of Concord Coal Brokerage Co. Survivors: wife of 31 years, Nancy Park Morton; daughters, Jennifer Lee Morton of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Kelly Morton Robinson of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Andrew Park Robinson and Hannah Taylor Robinson; cousin, Carolyn Belletti of Cincinnati, Ohio; best friends, W. Michael Conley of Knoxville, Tenn., Joseph Coker of LaFollette, Tenn. and Jean Friedberg of Hallandale, Fla. The family will receive friends 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with funeral service 4 p.m., Mr. Andy Holt officiating. The entombment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Friends may make memorials to Thompson Cancer Survival Center, 1915 White Ave. 37916, or Ft. Sanders Hospice, 1901 Clinch Ave. 37916, or Humane Society Adoption Center, 6720 Kingston Pike 37919. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

NANCE, RUTH (SMITH) - age 75, of North Knoxville, died 7:15 a.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Roy B. Nance and brothers, Homer Lee and James Emory Smith. Member of West Haven Baptist Church and attended services held at Broadway Towers. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, David and Billie Nance; grandchildren, Roy Lucas Nance and Lynnsey Deann Nance; step-grandchildren, Dustie C. McMillian and Matthew L. McMillian; step-great-grandchild, Tiffany N. McMillian, all of Knoxville; sisters, Anne Jones, Knoxville, Nancy Tubb, Dayton, Ohio, Mabel Hill, LaFollette; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Monday at National Cemetery, Tyson Street, for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

NEWMAN, HAL L. - age 86, of Strawberry Plains, passed away at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 10, 1997, and went to be with God and his loving wife, Emmer and sister, Maude. He belonged to Bethel United Methodist Church and attended Strawberry Plains United Methodist Church. He is survived by his son, Hal L. Newman, Jr.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Doug Clower, and Evelyn and Bob Greenlee. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Chris Greenlee and his wife, Kathy, Lisa Clower, James Clower, and Erin Greenlee; one great-grandson, Austin Greenlee; and two brothers, Russell Newman and Robert Newman and their families. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, funeral service to follow, with Rev. Tom Ballard officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Eastview Memorial Gardens where the family will meet. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Chris Greenlee and James Clower. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy., phone 637-7955. 

NORTON, CHRISTINA MARIE - infant, passed away April 10, 1997. Survivors: parents, James G. and Stephanie Norton; brother, Parker; grandparents, Tom and Jane Parker, James and Carolyn Norton; aunts and uncle, Michelle Norton, Tracy Lundgen, Scott Norton. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service, April 12, 1997, at 2 p.m., Rev. Sanders Whaley officating. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

PARKS, NORMAN B. - 63, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems/Y-12. Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army. Survived by daughter, Kimberly Ann Parks of Oak Ridge; brothers, Jesse O. Parks of Oak Ridge, Herman R. Parks and wife, Katherine of Knoxville; granddaughter, Kristin Michelle Parks of Oak Ridge; special friend, Margaret Jean Breazeale of Oak Ridge; and his pets, Smokey and Greasemonkey. Graveside service will be held Monday, April 14, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery in Flat Rock, Ky. with Rev. Don Hubbard officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 13, 1997, from 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

PERKINS, MARGARET ANN WOMACK - age 67, of Westpoint, Ala. died Wednesday, April 9, 1997. Funeral was Friday, April 11, 1997, at 11 a.m. with graveside services at Colbert Memorial Gardens, Rev. Frank Hicks officiating. Mrs. Perkins, formerly of Sheffield, Ala. was the owner and operator of Perkins Market and the Ace and Ace Dairy Barn of Sheffield. She was a member of Highland Church of Christ. Survivors: husband, Huston Burleson of West Point, Ala.; stepson, John M. ''Ace'' Perkins of Hartselle, Ala.; step-daughter, Glenna Lambert, Baileyton, Ala.; brothers, Fred D. Womack, Maryville, Tenn., Rev. Frank Hicks, Riceville, Tenn.; Fay Newberry, Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice. Morrison Funeral Home, of Tuscumbia, Ala. in charge. 

RAY, BRENDA CRAWFORD - 46, of Knoxville, died suddenly Wednesday at her home. Born July 19, 1950, at Knoxville, Tenn. She was the owner of Electrologist Center West in Knoxville. She was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Lee and Willie Crawford. Survivors include: daughter, Leah and husband, Michael Rooney of Indian Orchard, Mass.; son, Cody and wife, Julie Ray of North Wales, Penn.; parents, Homer and Ethel Crawford of Clinton; sister, Linda Haynes; and niece, Amber Bell of Farragut Crossing; and brother, Terry Crawford of Clinton; and nephew, Joshua Crawford of Caryville. Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 5 p.m. Saturday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton with the Rev. Sam Cappell officating. Burial at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton. 

RAY, MR. MANNIE L. - age 82, of Oak Grove Lane, Sharps Chapel, passed away suddenly 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997, at his home. He was a retired employee of Union County Highway Department. Preceded in death by wife, Hope King Ray; parents, Pete and Sudie (Pratt) Ray. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Clyde and Bonnie Ray; granddaughter, Carolyn Ray, all of Sharps Chapel; sister, Mossie Sharp, Maryville; sister-in-law, Carrie King, Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Greg Sharp officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before service. Interment Cox Cemetery, Sharps Chapel. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

REESE, WILLIAM O. - of Knoxville, entered into eternal rest April 10, 1997, at the family home. Retired from Knox County Courthouse and Southern Railroad after 44 years of service. He attended New Hope Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents Hardy and Mary Reese; sister, Annie Ruth Cox; and brothers, James and Johnnie Reese. Survivors: devoted wife, Lydia James Reese; sons, Larry D. of Knoxville and Vincent Wayne (Lucille) Reese of Chattanooga; daughter, Debra Reese Jordan of Knoxville; grandchildren, Janiella, Vincent Wayne Jr. of Chattanooga, Jerel and Tamara Reese, Rashan Jordan and Juan McKenney of Knoxville; sister Alma (Rev. John) Woodard of New Jersey; aunts, Willie T. Brandenburg of Alabama, Margaret Jackson of Knoxville; uncle, Ross (Lucille) Bigby of Knoxville; niece, Jackie Sue Hines of New Jersey; and many other relatives and friends to include devoted friends, Attorney William Banks, William Bailey, and Fowler Welch. The family will receive friends Monday, April 14, 1997, at 11:30-12 noon at Unity Mortuary Chapel, with funeral to follow at 12 p.m., Elder Joe B. Maddox officiating. Interment to follow at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pk. Unity Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

SELLERS, REDA FAY - age 46, passed away Wednesday, April 9th. She was a resident of West Palm Beach, Fla. Survivors: husband, Eddie Ronald Sellers, West Palm Beach, Fla.; mother, Leona Suttles, Walland, Tenn.; son, William Sellers, West Palm Beach, Fla.; brothers, Bill Suttles, Walland, Tenn., George A. Suttles, Kodak, Tenn.; sisters, Irene Sands, Maryville, Tenn., Ellie Mae Lawson, Friendsville, Tenn.; two grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, April 12th, at 5 p.m. at the residence of Kenneth and Ellie Mae Lawson, 144 County Farm Road, Friendsville, Tenn. with the Rev. Herman Helton and Rev. Bill Suttles officiating. Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn. in charge. 

SMITH, CLYDE EDWARD - age 82, of Powell, passed away April 11, 1997, at E.T. Baptist Hospital. Member of Salem Baptist Church. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Melinda Sue Smith. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Edna Lee Weaver Smith; daughters, Betty Rae Smith and Shirley Marie Smith, both of Powell, Pauline Land of Arcadia, Fla.; sons, Don Edward Smith of Punta Gorda, Fla., Vaughn Wesley Smith of Powell; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Ona Brady of Powell and Lena McCloud of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Herman Lakin and Rev. John Holland officiating. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers: Clyde Hale, Richy Carpenter, Kris Land, Scott, Ray, and Jim Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Joshua and Tyler Brock. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's. 

STRUNK, BURRIS N. (BUZZ) - age 80, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday morning, April 11, 1997, at Park West Hospital. He was of the Methodist faith. He retired from Union Carbide, town site, in 1981 with 37 years of service as a buyer and buildings administrator in the Purchasing Department. He was a member of Faith Lodge #756, F. & A.M., Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies, Kerbela Temple, and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was preceded in death by parents, Gilbert Nelson and Jessie Burriss Strunk; sisters, Margaret Marshall and Gladys Young. Survivors: wife of 54 years, Anne Poore Strunk; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Ginger Strunk of Lenoir City, Tim and Judy Strunk of Sunderland, Md.; grandchildren, Roger Lee and Devin Strunk, Timothy II and Lisa Marie Strunk; niece, Gayle Young White of Sumter, S.C.; nephew, Maurice Young of Charleston, S.C.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pat and Evelyn Poore, Heyward and Elizabeth Hill, all of Knoxville. The family will receive friends 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home, followed by graveside services at 3:30 p.m. in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City in charge. 

STYLES, HILFORD OTTIS - age 88, of Lenoir City, formerly of Kodak, died Thursday, April 10, 1997. He was a Baptist and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mollie Styles; first wife, Amy Styles; brothers, Paul, Earl, Gene and Emert Styles; grandchildren, Beverly Styles, Hoyle Ray Styles, Jr., Christopher and Terry Styles. Survivors: wife, Irene; daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Clarence Wilson of Kodak, Jessie and Charles Selvidge of Lenoir City; sons and daughters-in-law, Hoyle, Sr. and Drue Styles of Kentucky, and Doyle Styles of Lenoir City; brother, Roy Styles of Kodak; and sister, Ruth Hamilton of New Market; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday in Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Barry Rumsey and Rev. Joe Lynn officiating. Family and friends will meet at Oak Grove Cemetery Sunday for a 2 p.m. interment service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

TEFFETELLER, IRENE LENA - age 69, of Maryville, passed away Friday morning, April 11, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was of the Lutheran faith. Preceded in death by parents, Conrad and Hilma Beasterfield; sister, Leota Dewitt; and brother, Glenn Beasterfield. Survivors: husband, Cecil James Teffeteller; daughter and son-in-law, Lydia and John Gibson of Maryville; granddaughters, Paula and Heather Gibson; sisters, Mildred Luebbe, Delores Quiett, both of Kansas; brothers, Roger Beasterfield of Idaho, Virgil Beasterfield of Kansas, and Larry Beasterfield of Kansas; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Barry Woods officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday at Grandview Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

VINYARD, CAROL JOYCE - age 51, of 1070 Fox Hunters Road, Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Friday morning, April 11, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Lenoir City Primitive Baptist Church and the Loudon County Republicans Women's Club. A former beautician with Dot's Beauty Shop. Parents, Arthur Lee and Alma Margaret McCrary Costner. Survivors: husband, Gary Vinyard; children, Tracy Vinyard and Tyson Vinyard, both of Lenoir City; Kelly Silvey and husband Jeff of Sweetwater; grandchildren, Tyler and Tiffany Silvey; sisters, Linda Plemmons of Lenoir City, Kay Lantern of Loudon; brothers, W.B. Costner of Loudon and James Costner of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. George Seay and Rev. Bo Selvage officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

WATERS, PAULINE LAWSON - age 89, of Walland, died 6:10 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 1997, at the family home. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Preceded in death by husband, Jake Waters; grandchildren, Hubert Cleveland Miles, Christopher Leonard Waters. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Lester and Mary Waters, Spears and Edith Waters, James Arnold and Geraldine Water, all of Maryville; son, Hubert Waters of Walland; daughters, Violet Miles of Walland, Christine Trent of Rockford; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Ella Myers of Walland; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Gerald Smelcer and Rev. Mike Seagle officiating. Family and friends will assemble 2 p.m. Sunday at West Miller's Cove Cemetery for interment service. Family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

WILLIAMS, HERBERT EUGENE - age 65, of Pine Island, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 1997, in Florida. Member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Ronal and Carrie Lynch, Powell, Tenn. Retired from TVA, member of IBEW, veteran of U.S. Navy. Survivors: wife, Delma Colyer Williams, Pine Island, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Pat Williams, Johnson City, Tenn.; daughters, Denise Williams and husband, Bill Stanley and Lynn Lunsford and husband, Doug, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kendall, Logan, Alex, Ben, Amanda, Holly, Rachael and Carrie; sister, Bettye Ryan and husband, Tom, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; niece, Theresa Kelner and husband, John, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral service was held Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice. Announcement by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

WYRICK, JANICE MARIE - age 39, passed away Thursday, April 10, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Survived by mother, Betty Turner of Clinton; step-father, Eugene Turner of Clinton; brothers, Dale Wyrick of Clinton, Michael Wyrick of Rutledge; sisters, Brenda Wyrick of Newport, Sandy Wyrick of Colorado, Karen Wyrick of Knoxville; step-brothers, Greg Turner of Claxton, Mike Turner of Nashville, Stan Turner of Clinton, Glenn Turner of Halls, Bart Turner of Halls; step-sister, Jill Turner of Halls. Memorial service will be 8 p.m. Saturday at the McCarty Woodhaven Chapel with Rev. Ralph Wilson and Rev. William Chiarini officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road.

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