Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BALDWIN, RICKY EUGENE - age 38, of LaFollette, Tenn. passed
away December 12, 1997, at LaFollette Hospital. Mr. Baldwin was a technician
with Pacific Telephone in California. Born January 31, 1959, in Knoxville,
Tenn., Mr. Baldwin attended the First Baptist Church in LaFollette. Preceded
in death by his grandparents, Charles and Ena Mae Beets and Vetress Baldwin.
Survivors: parents, Gilbert and Veldon Baldwin of LaFollette, Tenn.; sister,
Crystal Baldwin of Covina, Calif.; uncles, Ray Beets of Yougstown, Ohio,
Glen, Clarence and Claude Beets of Knoxville, Tenn., Harold Baldwin of
Kansas; aunts, Charlotte Dixon of Cincinnati, Ohio, Shirley Ghormley of
Missouri, Charlene Underwood of Knoxville, Tenn., Deanna Russell and Gloria
McClain of Knoxville, Tenn.; several cousins. Services will be at 1 p.m.
Tuesday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel with the Rev. Jimmie McCartney officiating.
Interment will follow in the McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton.
The family will receive friends 7-9 Monday at the funeral home. McCarty
Woodhaven Chapel in charge of arrangements.
CARR, MARYANNE TRENTHAM - of Florida, formerly of Knoxville, passed away November 21, 1997. She leaves a daughter, BettyeAnne Spencer; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Retta T. Allen; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service and burial were private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart Association.
CASS, DANIEL (DADDY DAN) - age 81, of Knoxville, died 11:35 p.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, at the family home. Member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church, Charles McKinney Masonic Lodge #443 F.& A.M. Retired engineer from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 42 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Penelope Cass of Etowah; sisters, Betty Smith, Adeline Killian; brothers, Earl Cass, Jack Cass, Dave Cass and Ed Cass. Survivors: wife of 59 years, Grace Evelyn (Mamma Cass) Cass; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Don Brown, Debbie and Joe Webster, all of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Emily Cass, Cookeville, Danny and Alicia Cass, David and Cindy Cass, all of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; brother, Lee Cass, Lake City, Fla. Funeral service 3 p.m. Monday, Washington Pike United Methodist Church. Dr. James Dougherty officiating. Interment to follow in Eastview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Gary Sneed, Dirk Weddington, Doug Elkins, Butch Burson, Kyle McMurtery, David Tolliver. Memorials may be made to Washington Pike United Methodist Church, 2241 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Monday at Washington Pike United Methodist Church. Friends may call at their convenience on Sunday after 12 noon at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
CLOTFELTER, FLORENE (FLO) - passed away Saturday at the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, Tenn., December 13, 1997. She was a member of Woodlake Baptist Church, Jacksboro, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Jean Leach; parents, William Dewey and Marry Mattei Smith; and sister, Dorothy Shelby. She is survived by husband, Onva K. Clotfelter of Caryville, Tenn.; sons, Wayne Russell Clotfelter of Caryville, Tenn. and Gregory Lee Clotfelter of Birmingham, Ala.; one grandson, Stephen Michael Leach of Rome, Ga.; and one great-grandchild; brother, Paul Smith of Clinton, Tenn.; and half-sister, Sharon Henegar of LaFollette; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be December 14, 1997, 8 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Rev. H. Lee Ray and Rev. George Asbury officiating. Interment will be Monday 11 a.m. December 15, 1997, in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday before services from 6:30-8 p.m. Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
COCKRUM, HARLEY N. - age 63, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, December 12, 1997, at Shannondale Health Care. He retired from Dunlop Tire, Inc. Survivors: wife, Carole C. Cockrum; children, Sandra Cockrum Simmons, Teresa Halliburton, A. Neal Halliburton, Jeannie Halliburton Heiner; five grandchildren; sister, Nancy King, Knoxville; brothers, Hubert Cockrum, Conyers, Ga., Joe Cockrum, Panama City Beach, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Mt. Olive Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Monday for Graveside and interment services at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
COX, FLORENCE - age 93, of Knoxville, passed away December 11, 1997, at Northhaven Nursing Home. Member of Arlington Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, W.E. Cox. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Larry (Sonny) and Carol Cox; brother, Charles Cate of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 11:30 a.m. Monday for graveside service, Rev. Ray Ridgeway officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's.
CURRY, THOMAS JAMES (T.J.) - age of Knoxville, departed this life at U.T. Hospital, December 13, 1997. The family will assemble at 2914 Linden Ave. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
FIELDS, MR. WILLIAM OSCAR - age 82, of Luttrell, passed away Thursday evening, December 11, 1997, at Bristol Nursing Home, Bristol, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was the son of the late William O. and Grace Fields. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Patricia Fields; daughter, Sadie Herod; two grandchildren, all of Arkansas; sister, Ruby Merrell of Halls. Graveside service and interment 2 p.m. Sunday, Luttrell Cemetery, Chaplain Riley Wheeler officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Cooke Mortuary, Marynardville, in charge.
FOWLER, DALE KINNIE - 55, of Clinton, died Friday, December 12, 1997, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Fowler had lived in Anderson County since 1970 when he came to work as a wildlife biologist with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Mr. Fowler was author of over 29 technical publications on wildlife and had specialized in surface mining and powerline right of ways research. In 1994, he retired from TVA's Environmental Management staff as an environmental scientist after 25 years of service. He was born in Ducktown, Tenn. on August 29, 1942, the only son of Daniel Kinnie and Ruby Jewel Fowler. Mr. Fowler enjoyed playing the guitar and woodworking. He attended Valley View United Methodist Church in Claxton. Mr. Fowler in survived by wife, Linda Jean Fowler; three sons, Samuel Aaron Fowler, Thomas Kinnie Fowler, and Jeffrey Dale Fowler. Thomas is a student at Jefferson Middle School. Samuel attendes Claxton Elementary. Jeff graduated from Anderson County High in 1996. Linda, the former Linda Duley; her parents, Harry and Jean Duley; and brother, Kenny, lived in Oak Ridge for 10 years. Special friends include Boone and Sally Swain of Lebanon, Tenn., Buddy and Virginia Smith of Etowah and Wright Hill and Virgil Cook of Cohutta, Ga. Memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, December 15 in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Mortuary with the Reverend David Lord officiating. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens in Oak Ridge. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 15, at the mortuary. Family request that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Hospice Foundation, 183 Lafayette Blvd., Oak Ridge 37830.
GRIGGS, WALTER M., JR. - age 79, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, December 12, 1997, at Shannodale Nursing Home. He was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Veteran of U.S. Navy during W.W. II Preceded in death by son, Ronnie Griggs. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Gordon (Red) and Joan Griggs; daughters, Merritt Jean Capps, Renelda Roach, all of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Eli Casillas, Clermont Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren; devoted friend, Tom Huffaker. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Rev. Doyle Wolfenbarger officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
GRIZZLE, TIMOTHY EUGENE - age 29, of New Market, passed away Friday, December 12, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Survived by parents, Gary and Kathye Grizzle of New Market; brother and family, Gordon, Michelle, Michael and Whitney Grizzle of New Market; sisters and families, Kathleen, Bobby, McKayla, and Cheynne Lowery, Suzie, Scott and Courtney Evans, all of New Market; grandparents, aunts, one uncle, cousins, and a host of friends. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Bill Witt officiating. Family and friends will meet at 12:15 p.m. Monday at Eastview Memorial Gardens for a 12:30 p.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway.
HAMMONTREE, HARRY N., JR. - age 54, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Maryville, died Thursday, December 11, 1997, in Louisville. He was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church. He was the retired president and chief operation officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Inc. Preceded in death by father, Harry N. Hammontree, Sr. Survivors: wife, Karen Hammontree; stepson, Rick Feltner and wife, Cheryl of Memphis; stepdaughter, Susan McElwain and husband, Steve of Louisville, Ky.; mother and stepfather, Virginia Hammontree Hendricks and Col. C.J. Hendricks of Alcoa; three grandchildren, Ricky Feltner, Micky and Scotty McElwain; stepbrother, Kim Hendricks; stepsisters, Cathy Thorton, Melinda Brookshire and Ann West. Funeral service 3 p.m. Monday, December 15, 1997, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Dr. Charles Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge.
HOLLOWAY, WILLIE - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away December 12, 1997, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dana Holloway. Survivors: stepdaughter, Inogene Kirby of Knoxville, Maxine Swanson of Chicago; sisters, Georgia Mae Borden, Annis Bowling, both of Knoxville, Viola Parks of Texas, Eva Vess of California, Glennie Holt of Chicago; brother, Franklin Holloway of Texas. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Rose Broadway Chapel, with Rev. Ron Bright officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Monday for an 11 a.m. interment service at Byrd's Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
JOINER, MARIE HARMON - age 74, of Knoxville, died Friday, December 12, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Member of Byrd's Chapel Wesley Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Willie B. Joiner. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Troy Wilson of Lenoir City, Linda Faye and Bill Chappel of Covington, Ga., Glenda Summey of Knoxville; son, Jonathan E. Joiner of Knoxville; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet 12:45 p.m. Monday at Byrd's Chapel on Yarnell Rd. for a 1 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Mark Wamback officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
JENKINS, MRS. EDDIE MARIE RILEY (MAMA) - went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 11, 1997. Preceded in death by husband, Mr. Luther Jenkins; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie B. Riley and brother, Mr. George Riley. She leaves to cherish her memories: (daughters) Mrs. Fayetta (Calvin) Scohfield and Mrs. LaQuesta (Nathaniel) Brinson; (son) Mr. James (Teresa) Davis, Jr.; (stepson), Mr. Eric Davis; loving sister, Mrs. Vergenia Hall; aunt, Mrs. Emma Preston; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 26 nieces and nephews and a host of cousins; special and devoted friends, Mrs. Ollie Cullum, Mrs. Elizabeth Kelso, Ms. Renda Elder, Mr. Bobbie Manzie, Mrs. Amogene Scohfield and The True Vine Baptist Church Family. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Monday with the funeral service to follow at True Vine Baptist Church, Rev. Cecil Clark officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. The family will be at 4014 Skyline Drive. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
JORDAN, MRS. OPAL S. - age 83, of Halls, passed away 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Jack Jordan; son, Roger; and daughter, Faye. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Delcie Jordan of Corryton; daughter-in-law, Thelma Jordan of Corryton; five granddaughters, Debbie Kitts, Shelia Bacon, Cindy Carr, Micki Jones, Missi Daniels; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Bobbie Brannam of Knoxville. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday with funeral service to follow at 8:30 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Dallas Harrell officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday at Liberty Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers: Joe Bacon, Donnie Kitts, Lynn Jones, Ronnie Daniels, Ricky Carr, Ronnie Chauvan. Ailor Mortuary in Maynardville, in charge.
JORDAN, JANICE LORRAINE ''PEANUT'' - age 33, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Friday, December 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Survived by husband, Ronald Jordan, Sr.; son, Ronald Jordan, Jr.; daughters, Brooke and Brittney Jordan; mother, Lorraine Humphrey; father, Carl Humphrey; stepfather, Billy Joe Powell; sister, Cindy Dillingham; brother, Jason Powell; grandfather, Jay Hugh Carr; several aunts and uncles. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. David Headrick officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. entombment. Pallbearers will be James Hicks, Ricky Jordan, Eddie Bright, Scott Tolliver, Scott Hagood and David Dillingham. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty's Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
KANE, CLARA DOROTHY ELLIOTT - age 96, of Knoxville, died Friday, December 12, 1997. Longtime member of former Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, then for years, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, and in later years, First Presbyterian Church. Widow of Charles S. Kane, Knoxville's first advertising agent. Survivors: son, Charles Elliott Kane; daughter, Mrs. James F. (Dorothy Jean) Slagle, Jr., both of Knoxville, six grandchildren, Mrs. Ric (Patricia Alice Kane) Chester, Jr., of Athens, Tenn., Mrs. Henry ''Augie'' (Susan Lee Kane) Barker, Jr., Mrs. J. Park (Carol Jean Kane) Coffin, Mrs. Jeff (Jenny Slagle) Hines of Hickory, N.C., J. Frank Slagle, III, Charles Kane Slagle; 13 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at 2:45 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 3 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Sam Cappel officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St. Knoxville, TN 37902, or Parachurch Ministry of your choice. Mrs. Kane's Parachurch Ministry was Word for Living, P.O. Box 30519, Knoxville, TN 37930. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
KITTS, HELEN BESSIE - age 86, a longtime resident of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Hillcrest West Healthcare Center. Family and friends will meet Monday at New Gray Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Jody Darden officiating. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
LANHAM, RET. MASTER SGT. DONALD A. - age 67, of Harriman, departed this life December 12, 1997, at his home. Mr. Lanham was retired from the United States Air Force after serving seven years, and retired from the Air National Guard after 17 years of service. He was also retired from Union Carbide after 28 years. He owned and operated D&L Sales and Service for the last 22 years. He was a member of the D.A.V., Tri County Chapter 26, and a member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Lanham lived in the Holiday Shores area of Harriman the last 17 years of his life. Preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Barr Lanham, and his father, Oliver Lanham. Survivors: wife, Lynda Dodd Lanham of Holiday Shores, Harriman; mother, Ruby Lanham of Lenoir City; four sons, Robert Lanham and wife, Linda, of Greenville, Tenn., Jeffrey Lanham and wife, Tammy, of Knoxville, Mark Lanham and wife, Marilyn, of Knoxville, and Sean Donald Lanham of Holiday Shores, Harriman; three daughters, Mrs. Brenda Walton and husband, Dan, of Greenville, Tenn., Mrs. Deborah Fox and husband, Randy, of Knoxvillw, and Miss Brandie Lanham of Holiday Shores, Harriman; three brothers, Mr. Paul Lanham of Lenoir City, Mr. Oliver Lanham, Jr. of North Carolina, and Mr. Art Lanham of Georgia; two extra special friends, Mr. Ronnie Taylor and Mr. Clay Badger, both of Kingston; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 1997, Funeral 2 p.m. Monday in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Billy Edmonds and the Rev. Gary Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery, Lenoir City, with full military honors provided by McGee Tyson/Warner Robbins Air Force Base.
LAWSON, EARL E. - age 69, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, December 12, 1997, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Mr. Lawson was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and a volunteer with the American Cancer Society. Survivors: special friend, Peggy Mendenhall of Knoxville; children, Joanne Lawson of Johnson City, Ronald Lawson of Strawberry Plains, Shannon Long of Knoxville; special niece, Viredia Russell Saylor of Harlan, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Curly Braden and Ben Baldwin of Knoxville, Jo Faye Ingram and Tyjwana Ann Walker of Loudon. Graveside service and interment will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Trent officiating. Family and friends will meet at the Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel at 1 p.m. and travel in procession to the cemetery. Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
LEUM, BLAINE C. - age 92, of Lenoir City, formerly of Largo, Fla., passed away early Saturday morning, December 13, 1997, at the Farragut Health Care Center in Farragut, Tenn. Blaine was born in Christiana, Vernon Co., Wisconsin, July 30, 1905. Baptized and confirmed at our Savior Lutheran Church in Westby, Wis. A graduate of Wisconsin Business University in LaCrosse in 1925 and was employed by Armour and Co. as an accountant that same year. Blaine had many interesting assignments with Armour and Co. in the 1930's serving as assistant office manager, president of the Armour Executive Club at South St. Paul, director of the Credit Union and chairman of the local health benefit unit. Transferred to the home office in Chicago in 1939. He was plant accountant before being appointed manager of canned food production in 1942 for Army, Navy and Air Force Div. during the war, plus domestic canned food and Armour Gerber baby foods. After the war appointed manager of purchasing raw materials for production of freeze dry operation and Armour Dial soap. After 40 years of service he retired in 1965 and moved to Largo, Fla. A member of Masonic Lodge 815 in Oak Lawn, Ill. and Order of Eastern Star for 53 years. A member of Elks Lodge in Largo, Fla. Preceded in death by wife, Lucille Nelson Leum; daughter, Mary Lou Wilburn; his parents; four brothers; and two sisters. Survivors: sister, Helen Evenstad of Westby, Wis.; son-in-law, J.W. Wilburn; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, all of Lenoir City, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews in Westby, Wis. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Don McConnell officiating. Interment Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience at the home of J.W. and Aldene Wilburn or at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City, Tenn.
LOWE, ROBERT ''BOB'' - age 71, of Morristown, passed away at U.T. Medical Center, December 12, 1997. Preceded in death by his parents, Hobart and Minnie Lowe and son, Luke Lowe. Survivors: wife of 41 years, Peggy Lowe of Morristown; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sharon Lowe of Morristown; son, Charles Lowe of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Judy Lowe of Morristown, daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Ken Moseley of Knoxville; grandchildren, Travis, Chelsey and Parker Lowe. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Brother Richard Crayne officiating. Military Graveside services to follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens with VFW Post 5266. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
LOWERY, TERRY LYNN - age 23, of Knoxville, went home with his heavenly father Friday afternoon. A lifelong redsident of Knox County, he believed the Baptist faith. He was employed by the Applied Flooring Systems as a floor installer. Preceded in death by his father, Paul David Lowery; grandmothers, Myrtle Scott and Ethel Lowery. He is survived by mother and step-father, Patricia and David Vess of Knoxville; son, Kirby Taylor Nave of Knoxville; brother, Paul David Lowery, Jr. of Knoxville; sister, Rebecca Lee Briddle of Lake City, Tenn.; maternal grandfather, Gus Scott of Knoxville; fiancee, Kelly Hicks of Knoxville; step-brother, Timothy Vess of McMinnville, Tenn.; half-sister, Teresa Hickey of Jefferson City, Tenn.; special niece and nephew, Scotty Lowery and Sydney Briddle of Lake City, Tenn; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, along with many friends also survive. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Highland Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Patty officiating. Family and friends will serve as casketbearers. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
MACFARLAND, DON - age 67, of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, December 13, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. He will be greatly missed. Survivors: wife of 46 years, Nicki Macfarland, Sevierville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary McConnell and Victor Valdez of Long Beach, Calif.; daughter, Jane Macfarland of Bisbee, Arizona; son, Brad Macfarland of Colorado Springs, Colo.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Macfarland of Bowmansbille, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Tracey Macfarland of Sevierville; grandchildren, Kevan, Corinna, Ashley, Walter, Jenna, and Ina. Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Monday, December 15, 1997, at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 131 Bruce St., Sevierville, TN 37862.
MARTIN, GEORGE ODIE - age 58, of 803 1/2 Carr Wynn Road, LaFollette, passed away Friday, December 12, 1997, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of Fincastle Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Osby and Lena Riggs Lee; stepfather, Kylie Wishoun; brothers, Johnny Lee Martin and Jackie Wishoun. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Martin of LaFollette; sons, Leonard Mark Martin of LaFollette, Osby Lee Martin, National Guard, Ft. Jackson, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Malena C. and Gregory Hand, Sr. of LaFollette; special brother-in-law, Bill Lambert; sisters, Joyce Lambert and Juanita Carroll, both of LaFollette; grandchildren, Mark, Jr. Darren Len, and Stephanie Martin, Gregory, Jr., Jessica, and Tiffani Hand; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral service 6 p.m. Sunday, December 14, at Fincastle Church of God with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Interment Monday 2 p.m. at Campbell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. before services at Fincastle Church of God. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements.
MASON, MATTIE ESTELLE ORAN - age 72, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by husband, Ruell Roscoe Mason; granddaughter, Beth Ann; parents, Willis and Kitty Oran; brothers, Herbert, Joe, John, Chester, and Kenneth Oran; and a sister, Anna Lucille Oran. Member of the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Mrs. Mason was a former Girl Scout leader for many years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary and the Eastern Star. Survivors: daughters, Linda Beth Ball, Sara Jane Mason; son, John Glen Mason; grandsons, Brent Worth Mason, Matthew Desha Mason, all of Sweetwater; sisters, Elizabeth Barnette of Lenoir City, Reba Jean Wolfe of Sweetwater, Mary Litt of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Gordon Oran of Spartanburg, S.C., Jack Oran of Oak Ridge; special friends, Rosa Goforth of Sweetwater, Sandra Jackson of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday with funeral service to follow in Kyker's Chapel at 8:30 p.m. with Rev. Gary Baker and Rev. Anderson McCulley officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.
McNAMEE, ALMA E. - age 88, of Karns, passed away December 12, 1997, at her daughter's home. Preceded in death by husband, George Joseph McNamee, past exaulted ruler of Elks Lodge in Oak Ridge. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Rita Holiman of Shelbyville, Tenn. and Ann and David Graham of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Juanita Belt of Virginia; sisters-in-law, Sarah Ellen McNamee of Florida and Edna Belt of Maryland; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Mike Walloughby officiating. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
MOORE, ROSA STOCKTON - 89, of Valley Vista Drive, Loudon, passed away late Saturday afternoon. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Jackson Moore. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of out-of-state relatives. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home is in charge.
OWEN, LAURA F. (TOBY) - age 73, of West Knoxville, passed away Friday evening, following an illness at Parkwest Hospital. A native of Bradley County Tennessee, she had moved from Texas and lived in Knox County since 1962. A member of the West Park Baptist Church, she was retired as a real estate broker and enjoyed volunteering time at the Fort Sanders Park West Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Mark C. and Zora Allen Hampton; and one brother. She is survived by husband, Joseph H. Owen of West Knoxville; sons, Steve Owen and wife, Regina, Bruce Owen and wife, Sheryl, Jeffrey Owen, all of Knoxville; brothers, Lloyd Hampton of Benton, Tenn., Clarence Hampton of Cleveland, Tenn.; sisters, Monteen Ledford of Lenoir City, Tenn., Sylvia Arwood of Chattanooga, Tenn., Lois Jones of Unaka, N.C.; grandchildren, Josh, Seth, Jessica, Lucas, Gabe, Brad, Justin, Amanda and Corban Owen, all of Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral service will be Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Highland West Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Chester Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family will meet at Highland West Cemetery Monday morning for a 10:30 a.m. committal service. Arrangements by Highland West Funeral Home 693-9547.
PAYNE, EVA RUTH LOY - age 85, of Knoxville, died Thursday, December 11, 1997, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Mrs. Payne was a homemaker, and had attended Powell United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Nina Loy, and by her husband, Norman Payne. Survivors include; brothers, Leon and Harold Loy of Knoxville, and one niece, Nina Radcliffe, of Farragut. Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at their convenience at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Monday. McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive, is in charge of the arrangements.
PORTER, CHRISTINE SMITH - of Knoxville, passed away December 12, 1997, at Shannondale Health Care Center. Member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church and past president of the District Superintendents Wives of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church. Survived by husband, Dr. R. Frank Porter; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and David Gass of Knoxville, Francis and O.T. Harmon of Jonesboro, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Sherry Porter of Sevierville; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Gil Smith, Rev. Don Ferguson, and Rev. Ted Witt officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:15 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 11:30 a.m. interment service. Honorary pallbearers, Wednesday Morning Men's Coffee Club. Memorials may be given to the Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, Christine Porter Foundation for Youth, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
PRESLEY, ELVIS - formerly of Knoxville, departed this life Wednesday, December 10, 1997, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Funeral services and burial will be held in Iowa. He was a nephew of Mrs. Bessie Sullivan and the late Mr. Ezell Sullivan. Turner Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, Iowa in charge. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
RUTHERFORD, THOMAS HILL (TOM) - 61, passed away Monday, December 8, 1997, in Tampa, Fla., formerly of Knoxville. Preceded by parents, Frank and Anna Rutherford and three brothers. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Knoxville, three daughters and sons-in-law, Tampa; five granddaughters and two grandsons, Knoxville, three granddaughters, Tampa; four brothers and two sisters, Knoxville, one brother, Florida and one brother, North Carolina.
SAMS, IMOGENE - age 72, of Knoxville, died Friday, December 12, 1997. Attended South Knoxville Church of God. Preceded in death by parents, Henry J. and Salomia Sams. Survivors: sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Charles Webb, Beatrice and Leon May, all of Knoxville, Agnes and Charles Hill of Sevierville, Barbara and Gary Clark of Seven, Md.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Joyce Sams, Arlie Sams; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Tommy Bellamy officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SEGARS, NELLIE WHITE NEWBERRY - age 96, of Knoxville, ded Friday, December 12, 1997, at Shannondale Health Care Center. Attended Virginia Intermont College, graduate of Martha Washington College, Abingdon, Va., and Des Moines Iowa Conservatory of Music. Member of the Mountain City, Tenn. Wednesday Afternoon Music Club for 75 years, UDC and DAR. Lifetime member of the United Methodist Women. Qualified member of First Families of Tennessee, S.C. and Virginia. Red Cross and Gray Lady Volunteer for 40 years. Studied piano under Vladimir Horowitz. Survivors: son, Dr. James H. Segars, Jr. of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dr. James H. Segars, Jr. of Potomac, Md., Julia Ann Chibbaro of Irmo, S.C., Dr. Mary Dolan and Mark Moorehead Segars, both of Atlanta, Ga.; step-granddaughter, Krista Noella Segars; great-grandchildren, James Nelson Segars, Michael Walter Segars, Laura Elizabeth Segars, Jonathan Segars, Frank Chibbaro, Clinton Dolan, and Conner James Dolan; niece, Mrs. Nana Landgraff of Snaker Heights, Ohio. Family and friends will meet at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Cemetery for a 1:30 p.m. Graveside service with Rev. Jack Yarborough officiating. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Lenoir N.C. or Zion United Church of Christ of Lenoir, N.C. 28645. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SEYMOUR, REV. DR. WILLIAM MERVIN - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Asbury Acres Nursing Home. Preceded in death by first wife, Mabelle Durham Seymour and son, John R. Seymour. Survivors: wife, Evelyn Killian Seymour; son and daughter-in-law, William M. Jr. and Sandra Seymour of Chattanooga; daughter, Mary S. Davidson of Florence, S.C.; grandchildren, Tucker, Kymberly, Dawn and Kristen Davidson, Greg, Elizabeth and Rusty Seymour; great-granddaughter, Skylar Davidson; brother, Woodrow Seymour; stepdaughters, Sarah VanLandingham, Marion Cryder, Helen Sciari, Ann Thrasher; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ron Fisher, Rev. Charles Hurlock and Dr. Jack King officiating. Family and friends will meet Monday at Emory and Henry Cemetery, Emory, Va. for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Ron Fisher, Rev. Charles Hurlock and Rev. Paul Brown officiating. Pallbearers: Tucker Davidson, Greg Seymour, Rusty Seymour, Merrill Byrd, Lowell Cole and David Beaman. Honorary pallbearers: Ministers and wives of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church and member of the Fellowship Class of First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, 3316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919. Family will receive friends 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Arangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SPEARS, RONALD DALE - age 58, of Knoxville, died 6:36 a.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Bonview Baptist Church and retired from Vinylex Corporation. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Ruby Spears. Survivors: devoted former wife, Grace Spears, Heiskell; children, Ronald D. Spears, Jr. and wife, Gena, Knoxville, Russell Wayne Spears, Corryton, Randall Lynn Spears and wife, Becki, Maynardville, Robin Wise and husband, Dennis, Knoxville; grandchildren, Natasha, Sharae, Denise, and Alex; sisters and brothers-in-law, Iva and Bob Stokes, Knoxville, Brenda and Frank Easterday, Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Catherine Spears, Powell; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary to go in procession to Bookwalter Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Claude Ferguson and Rev. Roy Gose officiating. Pallbearers; Donnie, David and Mike Spears, Scott Weisgarber, Harvey and Jack Wright. Honorary Pallbearers; Elden Wright, Ronnnie Weisgarber, Kenneth Webb and Bob Walker. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
STANSBERRY, MILDRED CLEO ''MILLIE'' - age 67, of Knoxville, died Friday, December 12, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Zion United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by Roy Stansberry. Survivors: daughters, Deborah Eileen Long and Carolyn Christopher; granddaughter, Shellye Romines; grandson, Eddie Christopher; brother, J.T. Romines, all of Knoxville; sister, Pat Minks of W. Palm Beach, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Carl L. Brown, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
VanGUILDER, MARGARET GERTRUDE KROHN (nee WEYRICH) - age 88, formerly of Chicago, Ill. ''Aunt Margaret'' departed this life at Brakebill Nursing Home on Thursday, December 11, at 5:15 a.m. Margie leaves behind many nieces and nephews and their families but especially Dorothy and Bill Dresback, Bill and Linda Dresback, Betsy and Chuck McCluskey, Beverly and Walter LeMasurier; stepson, Father Alphonse VanGuilder; and stepdaughter, Elaine Denton; special friends include Lynn, Zachary and Spencer Beamer, Donna Hurley and Diana Noe. The family wishes to thank the staff at Brakebill Nursing Home for showering our Margie with more love than one can imagine especially the staff on the beige wing. Heartfelt thanks to Kim, Kristy, Carol B., Suzette, Gail, Mary, Rosemary, Carol, Audrey and Kelly. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 16, Montclair Luncanie Funeral Home, Chicago, Ill. Burial following Mass Wednesday, December 17, 1997.
WAMPLER, WILMA JEAN - age 50 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, December 11, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Wampler, father, four brothers, and two sisters. Survivors: mother, Myrtle Ferguson; daughters, Tina and Bill Thurmer of Walland, Patricia Wampler of Knoxville; son, Thomas Williams; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Jane and Morgan Hudson of Heiskell, Wanda Culberson of Powell, Janice and David Davis of Corryton, Judy Jones of Lenoir City, Linda and Larry Bright of Vonore; brothers, Joe Ferguson of Powell; several nieces and nephews and special friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel. Interment, Bookwalter Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's.
VINEYARD, GERALDINE JOHNSON - age 61, of 126 Turman Drive, Lenoir City, passed away Friday evening, December 12, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Gerry was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father, Otis Johnson. Survivors: husband, Coy Vineyard; son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Teresa Vineyard of Lenoir City; granddaughters, Crystal and Nicole Vineyard; mother, Ruby Petty Johnson of Lenoir City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Harriett Johnson of Manchester, Charles and Jean Johnson, Jack Johnson, James L. Johnson and Ronald Johnson, all of Lenoir City, Arnold and Rebecca Johnson of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Jim Thomas of Loudon, Jeanette and Jim Costner of Lenoir City, Lavada Thearp of Radcliff, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Sam Petty officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
WEBSTER, LAURA - age 87, widow of Virgil Grant Webster, of 1228 Lincoln Drive, Madisonville, passed away 6:30 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 1997, at her home. Member of Island Creek Baptist Church. Preceded in death by daughters, Annette McGhee, Jeanette Webster. Survivors: daughters, Virgie Collins, Leona Webb, both of Madisonville; son, Cecil Webster, Oswego, Ill.; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Cowden, Knoxville. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Joe Torbett, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
WILT, FLORIAN E. ''FRED'' - age 92, of Oak Ridge, passed away December 12, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wilt was retired after 31 years with the United States Government. He was manager of accounting operations in the General Accounting Office. Mr. Wilt particulary enjoyed reading fine literature and poetry as well as writing on topical issues in politics and history. After his retirement he shared his wife's love for antiques. Born January 14, 1905, in Westernport, Md. to the late Daniel L. and Fannie Blocher Wilt. Mr. Wilt was a graduate of Southwestern University Law School and a member of the Bar in Washington, D.C. Mr. Wilt was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Naomi Frances Wilt. Survivors: sons, Dr. David E. Wilt and his wife, Dorothy of Knoxville, Tenn., Mr. Douglas R. Wilt and his wife, Susan of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Catherine Wilt, Stephanie Prater, Bryan Alexander, Mistie Huff, Sasha Wilt, Melodie Huff; great-grandson, Gregory Allen Prater. Services will be 3 p.m. in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home Monday, December 15. Interment will follow the service at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4-6 Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials will be in the form of Anderson County Meals on Wheels. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
WOODY, LOUISE M. - age 88, of Kingston, passed away Saturday, December 13, 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kingston. Preceded in death by husband, James A. Woody and son, James Franklin Woody. Survivors: daughters, Jean Lipscomb of Knoxville, Betty Ross of Kingston; sons, Stanley D. Woody of Kingston, Glenn M. Woody of Conway, S.C., and Ronnie C. Woody of Chattanooga; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, at Kingston Bethel Cemetery with the Rev. Reed Shell officiating.
WRIGHT, NAOMI G. - age 84, of Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of Kingsport and Marion, N.C., died Saturday morning at 1:30 a.m. at Columbia Northside Hospital. She was an active member of Community United Methodist Church, Kingsport, where she held several positions, Rebecca Lodge of Kingsport and very active in several areas in the communities in which she lived. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon H. Wright; one sister and three brothers. Surviving are three daughters and three sons-in-law, Margarette and Dick Cleveland, Sweetwater, Tenn., Juanita and Earl Kilbourne, Gray, Tenn., Faye and E.G. Jones, Kingsport, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Hyatt, Old Fort, N.C. and Kathlyn Bumgarner, Morganton, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Virgil Booher officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park.