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ARP, MARY LOU McLEMORE - age 68, of Maryville, passed away Thursday morning, December 11, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, Wilburn Jay Arp; father, Oley R. McLemore; one great-grandchild; several brothers and sisters. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and John Long of Friendsville, Sharon and Mike Hurst of Maryville; daughter, Sandy Gurley of Maryville; sons and daughters-in-law, Lowell and Sandy Arp of Maryville, Terry and Robin Arp of Seymour; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Evline Franklin McLemore of Maryville; sisters, Diane Everett, Rosie Gentry, Margie Woody, all of Maryville; brothers, Gary McLemore, Kyle McLemore, both of Maryville, Frank McLemore of Friendsville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Wilson Road, Maryville, Rev. Lee Fuller officiating. Interment to follow in Dotson Memorial Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will recieve firends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

BAKER, JESSIE (UNCLE GEEK) - age 87 of Sweetwater, Tenn. passed away December 10, 1997. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. December 12, in Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in Sweetwater Memory Chapel. Interment in Cedar Fork Cemetery. 

BEAL, ONA ELLEN - age 77, of Knoxville, died 6:30 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Meridian Baptist Church and attended Mascot Baptist Church. Preceded in death by granddaughters, Taylor Anne Brown and Tina Beal Maxwell. Survivors: husband, Otis Beal, Sr., Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and A.L. Burton, Mascot; son and daughter-in-law, Otis Jr. and Janice Beal, Knoxville; grandchildren, Jan Laycock, Jeff Burton, Julie Brown, Lori Gideon, and Chuck Beal; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Hickey, Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Eric Rieger and Rev. Lewis Thomas officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary to go in procession to Greenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers; grandsons and grandsons-in-law. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

BOWEN, NATALIE YOUNG - of South Knoxville, passed on December 10, 1997, at Baptist Hosptial. A devoted wife, mother and family person, she had a great interest in books, was a prolific reader and a lover of nature and wildlife. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville for 38 years serving as superintendent in the primary department of Sunday School for many years. Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harland F. Young of Spring Creek, Wi.; sister, Geneveive of Duluth, Mn., and Gladys of Minneapolis, Mn.; brothers, John of San Gabriel, Calif. and Charles of Hartland, Wi. Survivors: husband, Grady S. Bowen; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Lynn Edmonds Bowen of Maryville, Tenn.; sons, Mark and Timothy Bowen of Knoxville; grandson, Tyler and granddaughter, Morgan of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Beverly Young of Verona, Wi.; several nieces and nephews in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Friends will meet at Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery Friday for a 12 noon interment service, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. David W. Hull, Dr. Jerry Seale and Rev. Robert E. Money officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 800 Millwood Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920 or Knox Area Rescue Ministries, 777 N. Fifth Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

CARPENTER, AL - age 59, of Lancaster, Pa., passed away Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Graduated from West High School and the University of Tennessee. He was a member and past president of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Affilated with WATE TV in Knoxville for numerous years and WGAL in Lancaster, Pa. He was Captain Al on the Popeye Show during the early 1960's. He was active in volunteer work and entertainment in the community. He wrote and sang the ''Thumping Good'' commercial for Cas Walker, which ran for several years. Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Virginia Carpenter, Sr. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Denise Carpenter; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Max Johnson, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; niece, Vickie Bradshaw; nephews, Brently Johnson, Benjamin and Matthew Carpenter. Graveside service 3 p.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Dr. Steve Galyon officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

CECHINI, ARTHUR FRANKLIN - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, December 9, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a native of Knoxville. A member of the Knights of Columbus, former member of the Deane Hill Country Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Cechini; son and daughter-in-law, Frank, Jr. and Deborah Cechini; grandson, Matthew of Sacramento, Calif.; nephews, Carl and wife, Irene Cechini, William and wife, Joyce Long, Roy Cechini. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kidney Dialysis Foundation. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. 

CONNER, DR. EDWARD D. ''ED'' - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Fort Sanders Park West Medical Center. Member of Parkway Presbyterian Church. A native of Stratford, Conn., Ed went to medical school and graduated from the University of New York College of Medicine. He served as captain in the United States Army Medical Corps in World War II. After the war, Dr. Conner began his practice in Mansfield, Ohio, settling in Knoxville in 1961. Dr.Conner served out the rest of his medical career with the Knoxville Anesthesia Group at St. Mary's, retiring in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Helen F. Conner; daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Barbara and Al Savitzky of Norfolk, Va.; daughter, Susan Nelson of Tampa, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Darry Conner of Durham, N.C.; grandchildren, Christopher and Amy Allen of Knoxville, Heather Allen of Knoxville, Benjamin and Tommie Nelson of Tampa, Fla.; great-grandson, Nathan Nelson of Tampa. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Neal Neuenschwander officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the St. Mary's Foundation, 900 E. Oak Hill Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917. Family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

COX, JOHN A. - entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 9, 1997. He was a resident of Shannondale Health Care Center. Born September 3, 1917, in Knoxville. He was of the Baptist faith, a WWII Veteran, and retired from Reliable Transfer Co. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert H. and Thelma Cox; and wife, Myrtle W. Cox. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Susan Cox, Knoxville, Jim and Tracy Cox, Sugar Land, Texas; grandchildren, Kevin Cox (wife Nikki) of Alcoa, Adam Cox, Knoxville, Nick and Haley Cox of Sugar Land, Texas; sister, Doris Tipton, Knoxville; brother, Herbert Cox, Athens, Tenn. Funeral service at 8 p.m. Thursday, Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. Family and friends will meet Friday at 10:45 a.m. at the entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephew, Scott Tipton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to ''Touching Tomorrow Today'' fund at Williams Trace Baptist Church, 3103 Sweetwater Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX 77479 or to the auditorium renovation fund at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37918. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

CRAIG, FRANCIS - age 57, of Greenback, died Wednesday, December 10, 1997, suddenly at home. He was a self-employed laborer. Preceded in death by mother, Janie Craig. Survivors include wife, Jackie Craig; brother and sister-in-law, David and Minnie Craig of Maryville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Jim Palmer of Georgia, Carolyn and Rush Phillips of Georgia; aunt, Lee Craig of Greenback; several nieces and nephews, and special cousins and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Gary Lowe officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery for interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

CREECH, LOUISE - age 77, of Sevierville, died Tuesday, December 9, 1997. She was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was active in animal rights issues. Survivors: husband, Jesse Creech; children, Cheryl Finkbeiner and husband, Larry of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jessica Diane Trotter and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Nelson Finkbeiner, and wife, Diane, Michelle Finkbeiner, Jade Wooten, Jessie Culver, Jubal Culver, Jolie Culver; great-grandchildren, Chris, Corey, Jessica and Haley; sisters, Ann Clark, Mazie Hansel; sisters-in-law, Gladys Renfro, Dorothy Booth; brother-in-law, Herb Dean, Spring City, Tenn. Funeral mass 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Jay Flaherty officiating. Interment will be Monday in Butler County Memorial Park in Ohio. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pigeon Forge. Atchley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

CURTIS, EDITH EDWARDS - age 88, of Fountain City, passed away Wednesday evening at St Mary's Medical Center. The widow of Ernest Almer Sr., she was a member of Inskip United Methodist Church. She retired from Southern Bell with over 25 years of service. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Louis Woolf, Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, E. Al Jr. and Lola Curtis of Knoxville, John R. and Anne Curtis, Corsicana, Texas,; grandchildren, Dedie Stansberry, Cynthis McEaddy, Tina Curtis Hemry, Chris Curtis Burton, Steve Woolf, and Alex Woolf; four great-grandchildren; several nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for graveside service at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Lee Lee Castor and Rev. Paul Castor officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

DAUGHERTY, BRENDA J. - age 54, of Sevierville, Tenn. passed away December 10, 1997, after an extended illness. She was a member of New Hope Church of God. Survivors include husband, Carl Daugherty, Sr.; daughter, Cortney Daugherty; son and daughter-in-law, Carl (C.J.) Jr. and Sharon Daugherty; mother, Cleo Wales Green; sisters, Dora Malloy, Ann Hyer; grandchildren, Megan Daugherty; special friend, Faith Scott. Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 1997, at New Hope Church of God in Sevierville, Tenn. with the Rev. Steve Ball and Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Pallbearers include Debbie Smith, Janice Iler, Sandy Chambers, Cheris Madison, Rhonda Pemberton, and Charlene (Chuckie) Loveday. The body will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. till the funeral hour. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Adkins Cemetery in Winfield, Tenn. Interment will follow service. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, at Rawlings Funeral Home Chapel in Sevierville, Tenn. Arrangements made by Rawlings Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Hope Church of God. 

DAVIS, BEATRICE - age 85, of Morristown, passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 10, 1997. Member of Avenue Baptist Church of LaFollette. Preceded in death by husband, Sam C. Davis; parents, Mark and Parley Ridenour; grandson, Michael York; son-in-law, Alvin York; sisters, Donna Ridenour, Hontie Thornton, Sophie Powell, and Lona Campbell. Survivors: daughter, Marjorie York of Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Lou and James Green of Oak Ridge; sons, Eddie Davis of Knoxville, Carl Davis of LaFollette; sons and daughters-in-law, Andy and Bonnie Davis of Clinton; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clarence Ridenour of LaFollette and James Ridenour of Pontiac, Mich. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Thomas R. James officiating. Family and friends will meet at Bakers Forge Cemeetery in LaFollette 12 noon Saturday for interment. Family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

EDWARDS, LAWRENCE EDWARD (MR. E.) - age 89, of Knoxville, passed away December 9, 1997, at Holston Health Care. He was a retired brick mason for Johnson and Galyon Construction Company. He was a member of Buffat Heights Baptist Church and was a deacon of 60 years. He loved and worked with the youth and taught Sunday School for many years. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Sarah Edwards; and brothers, Raymond and Herman Edwards. Survivors: loving wife of 63 years, Iris Edwards; daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Wayne Taylor, all of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Margaret Edwards of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Scot and Missy Taylor, Mark Taylor, Kellie and Russell Edwards; great-grandchildren, Emily, Joshua, Jacob Taylor; sister, Anna Scarbrough, Maryville, Tenn.; brothers, Gene, Charles and Herbert Edwards, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday, Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. C. Ray Kitts, Rev. Scot Taylor, Rev. Dana Mathewson officiating. Family and friends will meet and leave Rose Mortuary at 10:15 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

EVERETT, JEANNE BORING - age 74, of Maryville, died Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Blount Christian Church and a former secretary for McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, David S. and Eula Boring. Survivors include husband of 51 years, Marion S. Everett of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Don Atkin of Missouri; daughter, Barbara Smith of Nashville; grandchildren, Shaun, Shannon and Jeannie Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Raymond Ownsby of Maryville; nephew, Gary Ownsby of Chattanooga; great-niece, Dianna Ownsby of Chattanooga. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with David Kineman officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. Memorials may be made to the Blount Christian Church, 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville, TN 37801. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

GARRETT, DOROTHY VESTINA TAYLOR - age 72, of Hot Springs N.C. died Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a member of Paint Rock Full Gospel Church. Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Harrison Garrett; son Jerry Garrett, and daughter, Kristy Garrett. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Sullivan, Patsy Garrett, Linda Webber, all of Seymour; Diane Cochran of New Market, Cynthia Garrett of Knoxville; and Angie Wrenn of Lexington, S.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Wayne and Robin Garrett of Hot Springs, and Michael and Becky Garrett of Laurel, N.C.; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Taylor and her friend, Tam Thomas, both of Hot Springs, and sister and brother-in-law, Reba and Cecil Brown of Knoxville. Special love and thanks to sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, including a special nephew, Robert Garrett of Seymour, cousins, friends, family, doctors and nurses. Funeral service will be Friday, December 12, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Tennalina Church of God with Rev. David Latham officiating. Interment will be in Click Curve Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday evening at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home. Costner-Maloy Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements. 

GREGORY, JESSIE L. - age 83, of Maryville, died Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Asbury Acres Health Care Center. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Gregory; grandson, Charles Paul Gregory; parents, Charles and Margaret Wilson; brothers, Fred and Luther Wilson, sister, Nina Sharber. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Elmer and Norma Gregory of Brookfield, Ill., Darrell and Thelma Gregory of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Jim Riddle of Maryville; daughter-in-law, Elaine Gregory of Winnetka, Ill; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl White and Rev. George Macht officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

HOUSER, JAMES LYNN - age 43, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church. Survivors include parents, Vernon and Gladys Houser; wife, Sharon Landon Houser; daughters, Katie and Jamey Houser; two step-daughters, Megan and Kelly Sweat; step-son, Shane Sweat; brothers, Chris Houser of Galatin and Jeffery Houser of Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Ellen Houser of Knoxville; nephews, Samuel, Seth, Noah Houser and all the Landon family. Special friends, Steve and Nancy Underwood, and a special thanks to co-workers of O.R.G.A. and Dr. Tim Panella. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. Mary Virginia Taylor officiating. Interment to follow service in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville. Pallbearers; Steve Underwood, Pete Creel, Joe Gresham, Lindsey Hobson, Sam Guinn, Paul Guinn. Honorary pallbearers; Mike Wagoner, Steve Landon, Doug Edwards, and Larry Garner. 

HUNLEY, CHARLES EDWARD - age 70, of Fountain City, passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 10, 1997. Member of Black Oak Baptist Church. Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors: wife, Jean Waggoner Hunley; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Mary Catherine Hunley of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Albert Hurst of Knoxville, Jean and Lloyd Hurst of Jacksonville, Fla., Jane and Bob Stewart of Knoxville; step-son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Louise Waggoner; step-daughter and son-in-law, Ruby and Charles Webster; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday Mynatt's Chapel with Rev. Wade Womack officiating. Interment Little Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers; Charles Hurst, Aaron Steiner, Gary and Ed Hunley, Johnny Waggoner, and Gary Phelps. Other nephews will be honorary pallbearers. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

HURST, WANDA FAYE - age 57, South Knoxville, passed away Wednesday evening at the University of Tennessee Hospital following an illness. A resident of Knox County most of her life, she believed the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her husband, Luther Hurst; daughter, Kathy Hurst. She is survived by mother and father, Walter Lee and Verna Louise Strevel of Knoxville; daughters, Susan Hurst and Marilyn Davis, both of Knoxville; son, James Hurst and wife, Anita, of Knoxville; brothers, George Strevel and Stanley Strevel, both of Knoxville; sisters, Carolyn Messamore and Sally Strevel, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Alyson Hurst, Steven McMahan, Justin McMahan, Haley McMahan, all of Knoxville, Kelly and Tammy Wright, both of Knoxville. Graveside service were conducted Thursday at Highland South Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Russell officiating. The family wishes to thank the S.I.C.U. staff and nurses at the University of Tennessee Medical Center for the care and concern given during Wanda's illness. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home. 573-7300. 

JENKINS, MRS. EDDIE MARIE - of Knoxville, departed this life at home, December 12, 1997. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

JEROME, JERRY HART - age 63, of Lake Toxaway, died Thursday, December 11, 1997, in Transylvania Community Hospital as a result of a heart attack. He was the son of the late P. Jeerry and Polly Hart Jerome. He is survived by his wife, Carlene Sorrells Jerome; one son, J. Phillips Jerome and wife, Patrice Duke of Brevard; one daughter, Carol Jerome Phillips and husband, Teddy, of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Sara Aleen and Alexander Hart Jerome, and Piper Hart and Sloan Sorrell Phillips. Mr.Jerome was born in Transylvania County on October 10, 1934, and was a life-long resident of the county. He was educated in the Brevard public schools, at Georgia Miilitary Institute, and at Brevard College. He began his working career in Ecusta Paper Corporation, and became associated with Brevard Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1958. He served as Executive Vice-President, and followed his father as President of the Association in 1975, and subsequently as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Under his leadership, Brevard Federal grew from a small local institution to a $130 million organization with branch offices in Franklin, Highlands, Cashiers, and Lake Toxaway. In 1993, Brevard Federal merged with Centura Banks, Inc. a state-wide institution. Mr. Jerome continued as Senoir Vice President of Centura and Chairman of the local Advisory Board of Directors, position which he held at his death. While managing the Savings and Loan, Mr. Jerome was active in the North Carolina Savings and Loan League, and served on many important committees. He was very active in community affairs, having sercved on the Board of Directors of the Brevard Chamber of Commerce. He was on the Board of Trustees of the Brevard Music Center for many years, a position which he continued to hold at his death. He was a past president of the Brevard Lions Club, a member of Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a Shriner. He was a great friend of Brevard College. He served as President of the Lake Toxaway Property Owners Association for several terms. He was a member of the Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church and served as a deacon. He was treasurer of the church for 25 years. He succeeded his father who served as treasurer for 45 years. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, 1997, at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ira Kennerly, Rev. G. Daniel McCall, and Rev. Ben F. Ormand officiating. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main Street, Brevard, N.C. or the Brevard Music Center, P.I. Box 312, Brevard, N.C. Moore Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

LIBERMAN, DAVID BARON - age 90, of West Knoxville, died Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of Heska Amuna Synagogue where he served as chairman of the board of trustees and was a co-architect in the design of the building. Moved to Oak Ridge in 1942 to work with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Set up professional architectural practice in Knoxville in the early 1950's and retired in the late 1960's. He was the architect for many prominent buildings in the area. He was a past president of the East Tennessee Association of American Institute of Architects, the Optimist Club and past presiding officer of the Scottish Rite Masons in East Tennessee where he was a member of the governing board. Held a number of positions in the Boy Scouts of America. President of the Arnstein Jewish Community Center. Together with his wife, jointly received the NCCJ Award for service to the community. In 1958, designed the ''Marion Wing'' of St. Mary's Hospital, where he was a volunteer. 33rd. Degree Mason. Preceded in death by parents; seven brothers and sisters and grandchild, John Meredith. Survived by his wife, Lillian Liberman; twin sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey and Marilyn Liberman of Knoxville, Karl and Barbara Liberman of St. Louis; daughter, Terry Liberman Meredith of Milton, Fla.; grandchildren and spouses, Randy and Theresa Meredith, Mark and Janet Liberman, Rabbi Lynn Liberman, Stacy and Michael Singer, Brian and Annie Liberman, Scott and Ann Liberman; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Danielle Singer, Andrea Liberman; sister, Betty Gottlieb and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Rose Mortury Mann Heritage Chapel with Rabbi Shlomo Levine and Rabbi Lynn Liberman officiating. Interment at New Jewish Cemetery, Corner of Glenn Ave and Keith Ave. Active pallbearers will be all of the grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be 33rd. Degree Masons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919 or charity of choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

LOVEDAY, CASSIE - age 92, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at her residence. She was a member of Cedar Bluff United Methodist Church in Sevier County. Preceded in death by son, Johnnie Loveday, and brother, Alonzo Wells. Survivors: daughter, Betty Ward; son, Dewey Loveday and wife, Margaret; daughter-in-law, Mary Loveday; sister, Addie Owen; eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 12 noon Saturday, December 13, 1997, at Woodlawn Cemetery with the Rev. David Montgomery officiating. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

MAIRE, FANNIE C. - age 86, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hosptial. Survivors: niece, Donna Portner and husband, Michael Blagg; great-nephews and niece, Travis, Trenton, and Katie Portner; great-great-nieces, Brittany and Haley. Mrs. Maire has been taken to Hope Mausoleum, 4841 Canal St., New Orleans, La., 70119, for entombment. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MANNING, HENRY E. - of Shaker Heights, Ohio, passed away December 2, 1997. Preceded in death by sister, Geraldine Collins and brother, Ray Manning. Survived by beloved wife, Hope H. Manning of Ohio; beloved son, Henry E. Manning of Boston, Mass.; and loving mother, Pearl Manning of Powell, Tenn.; brothers, J.D. and Keith of Lakeland, Fla. and Kenneth of California; sisters, Wanda Bumgardner and Virginia Johns, both of Powell. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 1997, at Lebanon Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Rasenbalm and Rev. R.J. Seal officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Manning's favorite charities, for a list of those charities call (423) 993-4074. Local arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tenn. 

McALISTER, IRVIN H. - age 79, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997, in Washington, D.C. A veteran of the Air Force. Survivors: wife, Eleanor McAlister; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Nancy McAlister; sons, Gregg and Chris McAlister; daughter, Pat Kegley; granddaughter and husband, Debbie and Todd Troxler; grandchildren, Suzanne Kegley and Rebecca Campbell; great-grandson, Andrew Troxler, all of Knoxville. The family will receive friends December 14, from 2:30-4 p.m. at West Park Baptist Church. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery. 

McGINNIS, GEORGE W. - age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Wendesday, December 10, 1997. Mr. McGinnis was a member of Union Bapatist Church and a retired rural mail carrier. Survivors: wife, Sally Margret McGinnis of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Betty McGinnis of Lexington, Ky., Tony and Evelyn McGinnis of Knoxville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Pierce McGinnis of Morristown, and Clarence McGinnis of Knoxville. Funeral service for Mr. McGinnis will be 12 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 1997, at the Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. John Thomerson officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemeetery with family members serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

MOFFETT, CLYDE - age 77, of Pine Crest Rd., Jacksboro, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He was a member of Plack Creek Baptist Church in Scott Co. and a Navy Veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by his wife, Rhea Moffett; parents, John and Ruthie Settles Moffett; son, Tommy Moffett; five brothers and three sisters. He is survived by one son, Donny Moffett, Jacksboro; three daughters, Anna Mae Boshears and Jean Malicote, both of LaFollette, and Frankie Monday, of Jacksboro; sisters, Anna Mae Richardson, LaFollette, and Atlas Moore of Jamestown, Tenn; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service Friday, 8 p.m. Martin's Chapel, Rev. Joe Norris officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Bakers Forge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, 6-8 p.m. Martin Funeral Home, La Follette, in charge. 

MOORE, MARY ROXIE - age 93, of Powell, died Thursday, December 12, 1997. She was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church on Blacks Ferry Rd. Preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Moore and son, Edward Moore. Mrs. Moore is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Alma and Frank Branam, Daisy and Harry Williams, Geneva and Bob Wilkinson; sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Jean Moore, Albert and Bonnie Moore; daughter-in-law, Katherine Moore; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Bells Campground Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Gene Dutton officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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OLIVER, MRS. DOROTHY M. - of Knoxville, departed this life at home, December 9, 1997She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for over 50 years. Preceded in death by husband, McDowell Oliver. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Janice Nel Griffin of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Clarice Skinker of Washington, D.C.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Julius (Connie) F. Thomas of Oakland, Calif.; brother-in-law, Sterling Oliver, of Alliance, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; many devoted cousins to include James Daniels, Wetumpka, Ala. Family will receive friends Saturday morning 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with funeral service to follow at 9:30 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Johnnie Skinner officiating. Entombment Highland South (Holly Hills). Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

POE, EDGAR ALLAN, JR. (BUDDY) - age 75, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. He was an accomplished musician and had been a member of several big-name bands including Jimmy Dorsey and Henry Bussee. Mr. Poe was the former band director of Sevier County and Rule High School bands, former assistant arranger to the Pride of the Southland Marching Band, a member of the Knoxville Musicians Association, and was leader of the Kingpins of Dixieland Band of Knoxville. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, T. Sgt. Edgar A. and Demelza Poe, II, of Wichita Falls, Texas; 2nd Lt. Walter and Karen Poe of Columbus, Ga; stepson, Robert Poe of Lenoir City; granddaughter and two step-grandchildren; former wife, Marilyn Jo Montford of Erwin, Tenn.; brothers, Jack Poe of Willis, Texas; nephews, Dr. Richard Fogle and wife, Susie, of Knoxville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Dr. William O. Hauns officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knoxville Musicians Associaation #546, 1515 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

PURSER, JAMES ANDREW, JR. - age 70, of Farragut, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Farragut Health Care Center. He was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, where he was a former deacon. He was retired from TVA after 25 years of service and was a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Jean; daughter, Janice; son, Ken; granddaughter, Cheryl. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Friday for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pastor Vern Holstad will officiate. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home. 

SEYMOUR, REV. DR. WILLIAM MERVIN - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Asbury Acres Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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SHEADRICK, GLENDA BEATRICE SMITH - age 45, of 2733 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., departed this life, December 10, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was a faithful member of Cherry Street Church of God. Preceded in death by mother, Glenice Smith and mother-in-law, Annie Sheadrick. Survivors: husband, Willie Sheadrick, Sr.; children, Yakana Sheadrick, Shirelle (Ronnie) Billingsley, Willie Sheadrick, Jr.; grandchildren, James, Shontel, Ronnie, Jr., Chrisiya, Marquez; father, Arthur Smith, Sr.; sister, Christine (Thomas) Williams; brothers, Arthur (Donna) Smith, Jr., Stanley (Christine) Smith and Melvin Brown of Nashville, Tenn.; aunts, Alene Towns, Golloree Hardy of Knoxville, Tenn., Hazel Singleton of New York; uncle, Exelander Wright of New York; father-in-law, Jesse Sheadrick, Sr.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances (Eugene) Brown, Minnie Cutwright, Mary (Ray) Brabson, Mary Dailey, Jesse Sheadrick, Jr., Annie Jordon, Frank (Renetta) Sheadrick, Joe (Rita) Sheadrick, Shirley Sheadrick, Gregory Black, Maria Howell; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and devoted friends to include members of the Cherry Street Church of God and Antioch FBH Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2 p.m. Friday at Cherry Street Church of God. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Bishop John W. Batts officiating. Interment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will be at 2733 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

STAIR, DOROTHY KITTREDGE - age 74, died peacefully in her sleep at the Colonial Hills Nursing Center, Wednesday, December 10, 1997, after a courageous 14 years battle with Alzheimer's disease. Member of Lake Hills Presbyterian Church. Survived by husband of 52 years, William K. Stair, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Wanda Stair, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Robert Pollock, Lilburn, Ga.; five grandchildren; sister, Janet K. Shaw, Newport Beach, Calif. Memorial service at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church Monday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. followed by the greeting of guests. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knoxville Chapter Alzheimer's Disease Association, Knoxville Area Rescue Mission or the Lake Hills Presbyterian Church. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

TAYLOR, BONNIE - age 92, widow of John McKinley Taylor, of 280 Hot Water Rd., Tellico Plains, passed away 9 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Cleveland Community Hospital. Member of Coker Creek Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Eula and Dee Crisp, McDonald; sons and daughters-in-law, Reath and Barbara Taylor, Ernest and Brenda Taylor; daughters-in-law, Maxine Taylor and Trula Taylor all of Cleveland; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Neita Garrett, Tellico Plais; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sons, Raymond, Clarence, and Fate Taylor; infant son; and grandson, Stevie Taylor. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Coker Creek Baptist Church, Rev. Randall Brannon officiating. Interment church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

TERRY, MRS. MABLE CARIN - of Chapel Hill, died Sunday evening at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill. She was 85. Mrs. Terry was a native of Mississippi and lived nearly 60 years in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church and food service manager for 40 years with the City of Knoxville Public Schools. Mrs. Terry was much beloved by her family and was well-known for her original recipes and gourmet southern cooking. Preceded in death by husband, Jesse Terry. She is survived by a son, Dr. Bill Terry and his wife, Erika of Chapel Hill; grandson, Carlton Terry of Gastonia; a sister, Mrs. Allie Mae Simpkins; and a brother, William Burke, both of Monahans, Texas. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Tom Gatton officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

UNDERWOOD, CLAYTON - age 64, of 106 Holloway Rd., Vonore, passed away 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Son of the late Henry and Mary Alice Underwood. Member of Lakeside Baptist Church. Retired from CSX Railroad. Veteran of Korea, serving in the U.S. Navy. Survivors: wife, Geneva Brown Underwood; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Sanny Summitt, Greenback; sons and daughters-in-law, George L. and Janie Underwood, Mt. Vernon, Denny and Evelyn Underwood, Vonore, Daryl and Candy Underwood, Marisonville; grandchildren, Jason Underwood, Ryan Harris, Miranda and Marissa Summitt, Danielle Underwood; sisters, Edna Teague, Barbourville, Ky., Glenice (Bill) Rosenbaum, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Donald and Gene Underwood. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at Bierely-Hale Chapel, Rev. Robert D. Moore officiating. Interment 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Lakeside Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

WILLIAMS, CHARLES ''CHUCK'' JOSEPH - age 89, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at his home. He was born March 27, 1908, In Roane County, Tenn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He worked in the Anderson County Tax Assessor Office prior to retiring. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church of Clinton. He was a charter member of Clinton Lions Club. Preceded in death by his wife, Edna Farthing Williams; parents, James and Laura McCoy Williams; brother, Roger Williams. Survivors: niece, Peggy Perry and husband, Hugh, of Austin, Texas; great-nephew, Hugh Charlton Perry III of Austin, Texas, Roger Farthing Perry of Austin, Texas; aunts, Margaret Hill and Carrie Taylor both of Clinton; special cousin, Bill Taylor of Clinton; several other relatives. Graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 1997, at Sunset Cemetery with the Rev. Warren Wattenbarger officiating. Friends may call at their convenience. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, of Clinton in charge of all arrangements.

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