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BRANCH, BETTY JEAN - age 63, of Knoxville, died 11:30 a.m. Sunday, December 14, 1997, at the family home. Member of Glen Oaks Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Charles Branch; sons, Chuck Branch, Harold Branch and Eugene Branch; sister, Patricia Smith; and brother, Wayne Hubbard, all of Knoxville. Memorial service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Glen Oaks Baptist Church, Rev. Bill Romines and Rev. Ronnie L. Dotson officiating. Family request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge of arrangements. 

BYRD, JOHN RANDALL ''RANDY'' - age 34, of Route 1, Rutledge, died Sunday morning, December 14, 1997, at his residence after an arduous battle with cancer. He was an active member of the Grassy Fork Church of Christ in Hartford, Tenn. and was employed as an industrial mason for Wasco, Inc. and was also self-employed as a cattle farmer. Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Everett and Martha Byrd; maternal grandparents, Sherwood and Emma Shockley; father, John Ray Byrd; and his uncle, Jim Byrd. Surviving are his wife, Deborah A. Byrd of the home; daughter, Sarah Maggie Byrd of the home; son, Thomas John Byrd of the home; mother, Mary F. Trent; stepfather, Norman Trent; sisters, Debbie Manley and Michelle Jones; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, church brethren and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, December 17, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Brother Wilson Messer officiating. Interment will follow in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evening, December 16, 1997 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

CALDWELL, CLYDE R. - age 78, of Knoxville, passed away December 14, 1997. A member, deacon, Sunday School teacher, church clerk and home bound visitor of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, retired from post office, U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Martha Trotter Caldwell; and brother, James Caldwell. Survivors: wife, Wanda Caldwell; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Jane Caldwell; granddaughter, Amanda Yearwood; grandson, John Caldwell; sister, Bonnie Williams of Gettysburg, Pa.; brother, Roy Caldwell of Loudon, Ky. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel with Rev. John L. Shepherd officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery with full military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

COFFMAN, ELIZA JANE - age 83, of 407 West Broadway, Lenoir City, passed away Monday morning, December 15, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Eliza was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Estel Coffman; sisters, Fronie Coffman, Beulah Johnson; brother, Lonzo (Pete) McDaniel. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Marlana Ethel and Norman David Gilreath, with whom she made her home, Josephine McDaniel Hall of Leary, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Charles (Butch) and Judy Coffman of Loudon; grandchildren, Linda Reagan, Danny Mills and wife Melissa, Chucky Coffman and wife Ruthie Jane, Helen, Danny, Susan and Jimmy Hall; great-grandchildren, Ray Reagan Jr., Chris Reagan, Ricky Wayne Mills, Joie Mills, Curtis Wayne Mills; sisters, Tressie Smith of Lenoir City, Georgie McElhaney of Crossville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Doyle Asburn officiating. Interment Lake View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

CURRY, THOMAS E. - of Knoxville, departed this life, Thursday, December 11, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Survivors: children, Elizabeth, Charlesena, Mary and Thomas Goins; brother, Joseph (Mary) Curry; a host of grandchildren, nephews and nieces to include Shirley and Wilma Foxx, Mildred, Anthony, James and Jeffery Curry; special friends, Lala and Julie Henderson, Jesse Turner. Graveside service will be Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m. Bro. David Meek officiating. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. The body may be viewed after 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

CURRY, T.J. - of Knoxville, departed this life Saturday, December 13, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. An employee of Beaver Creek Country Club for many years. He attended Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by brother, Logan Curry; niece, Patricia Curry. Survivors: foster daughter, Tasha Wimberly; foster sons, Kevin and James Wimberly; grandsons, Jametric and Nicholas of Knoxville; brother, Richard (Lafreda) Odom, Knoxville; six nieces, seven nephews; several great-nieces and nephews and many devoted friends to include Johnnie Buford Davenport. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 12:30-1 p.m. Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Rev. John Jordan officiating. Interment to follow Sherwood Gardens. The family will assemble at the home of Johnnie Buford Davenport, 2914 Linden Ave. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

DRAIN, SAMUEL EDWARD - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away December 14, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of West Lonsdale Baptist Church. Member of Knoxville Carpenters Local Union. Preceded in death by wife, Fannie Drain. Survived by children, Helen Noe of Lenoir City, Roy Lee Drain, Margaret Reed, and Charles Drain, all of Knoxville; three sisters; one brother; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at New Gray Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: Charles, Ronnie, Gary, Jerry and Dean Drain, and David Noe. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

EKSTEDT, INZA-NELL (TONI) - age 65, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, formerly of Evanston, Ill., passed away Monday morning, December 15, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. Toni was a member of the Tellico Village Ladies Golf and Bridge clubs. She was an assistant professor at Kendall College of Nursing and St. Francis College of Nursing. A graduate of Florida State University, she received her master's degree at Northwestern University. Preceded in death by son, Eric Jordan Ekstedt. Survivors: husband, Richard Ekstedt; daughter and son-in-law, Tonia and Kyle Jeray of Charlotte, N.C. Memorial services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Tellico Village Community Church, the Rev. A.D. Lewis officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

ELMORE, MARY DEMERIUS - age 92, of New Market, passed away Monday at U.T. Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant Grove (Haworth) Baptist Church where she taught the Beginer Sunday School class for 42 years. Preceded in death by husband, Linden P. Elmore; daughter, Dola Willard; and sons, Donald and Harold Elmore. Survived by daughters, Mildred Lowery, Jefferson City and Lucille Hickman, Strawberry Plains; sons, Phillip and Lucian Elmore, both of New Market; sister, Ruby Wyrick, Strawberry Plains; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fielden Chapel with Rev. Darral Walker officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Nances Grove Cemetery for 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

GALYON, RETTIE McCARTER - age 82, of Seymour, died Monday, December 15, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. She was preceded in death by husband, Beecher Galyon; daughters, Estalee Plemons, Louise Mountcastle and Maxine Gossett. She was retired from Alpha Industries after 34 years of service and was a member of Sugarloaf Baptist Church. Survivors: son, Junior Galyon; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Carl Weeks, Juanita and Buck Williams, Doris and Harold King, Wanda and J.C. Maples, Glenda Houser; son-in-law, Monk Plemons; grandchildren, Peggy Moore, Bobby Weeks, Jeanette Shropshire, Danny, Michael, Ricky, Timmy, Teddy and Doyle Plemons, Sherry Rayfield, Jeff Mountcastle, Donald and David Williams, Tony King, Rusty and Chucky Houser, April Galyon, Dusty Gossett, Steven Maples; several great-grandchildren. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle Rule and Rev. Jim McGill officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday in Shiloh Cemetery in Seymour. Pallbearers will be Michael Plemons, Bobby Weeks, Chucky Houser, Tony King, David Williams, Jeff Mountcastle, Steven Maples. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

GILBERT, DR. CLAIRE ERIN - age 96, of Knoxville, died on Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Born in Paris, she received a bachelor's degree from Union University, a master's degree from Iowa State University, and a doctorate from Cornell University. An educator for 47 years she retired from UT's College of Home Economics and the Agricultural Extension Service in 1970. She spent two years at Baroda University, India, as a home science technician. Charter member of Union University's Upsilon Chapter of Chi Omega and longtime member of Knoxville's Council of Aging. Active member in the Tennessee and American Home Economics Association, Altrusa Club of Knoxville, and Epsilon Sigma Phi Honorary Extension Fraternity. Named ''Woman of the Year'' by Progressive Farmer Magazine, a Knoxville ''Valuable Senior Citizen'' by Northside Kiwanis Club, cited by the National Council of Christians and Jews for Significant Religious Service, and listed in ''Personalities of the South'' and as a ''Distinguished Service Alumni'' of Union University. The Student Commons and Cafeteria were named for her and Grace Powers Hudson (The Gilbert Powers Building). She was included in UT's ''Century of Leaders in Human Ecology'' in 1997. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Erin Gilbert; brother, Robert Clint Gilbert; and sister-in-law, Helene Roth Gilbert. Survived by great-nephew and wife, Clint and Brenda Gilbert of Marietta, Ga.; and great-niece, Gayle Loftin and her son, Jason Williams of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; and four cousins, James Gilbert of Quincy, Fla., George F. Roe, Jr. of Sarasota, Fla., Robert Taylor and Erin Claire Taylor Leonardo of Paris, Tenn.; and special cousin, Nancy N. Culver of Ridgewood, N.J. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Church Street United Methodist Church, Rev. William Fowler, Rev. Cabel Trent, Rev. Ted Witt officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Asa Bishop, Cecil Carter, Lewis H. Dickson, Leonardson Josephson, Ben Powell, Jake C.H. Steele, Wayne T. Davis and Bob McMillan. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to ''Rejoice Program'' Church Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1303, Knoxville, TN 37901. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the church or friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

HAMRICK, GEORGIA WOOD - age 87, of Knoxville, died Monday, December 15, 1997. Born in Hico, W.Va., she moved to Knoxville in 1966. Longtime resident of Westview Towers and recent resident of Brakebill Nursing Home. She was the ATO housemother at University of Tennessee in Knoxville during the 1960's and early 1970's. Preceded in death by husbands, Charles L. Wood and Paul Hamrick. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Dr. Walt C. Beahm of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne B. and Illy Wood of Knoxville; six grandchildren, Megan Reynolds of Knoxville, Lisa and Keith Mandrell of Knoxville, John and Lisa Beahm of St. Mary's in Georgia, David and Regina Beahm of Nashville, Bill and Michelle Wood of Knoxville, Christi and Dr. Armand C. Wood of Greenville, N.C.; nine great-grandchildren, Emily Reynolds, Walt, Burton and Joseph Mandrell, Wade and David Beahm, Paige and Chad Beahm, Cory and Camille Richards and Donna Wood; brother, Hobart Legg; sister, Mary Hawkins; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, Cedar Bluff Rd., Knoxville with Father John Rafter officiating. Interment to be held in Middleport, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan Memorial Fund, 425 N. Cedar Bluff Rd., Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

HAYTER, GENEVA P. - of Morristown, passed away December 15, 1997, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Hayter; parents, George and Susan H. Purkey; brother, Dick Purkey; and son-in-law, Terry R. Cranford. Survivors include daughter, Judy Cranford; granddaughter, Susan Cranford; sister, Anne Purkey; brother-in-law, Jack Hayter; sisters-in-law, Cleo Purkey and Vernella Hayter, all of Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Private graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 17, at Jarnagin Cemetery with Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Mayes Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of the First United Methodist Church of Morristown or to the American Lung Association of Tennessee. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

HAZELWOOD, MARY E. (MUTT) ROBERTS - age 83, of Knoxville, died 1:05 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Elm Street Baptist Church and the Loyal Women's Bible Class. Preceded in death by husband, Thurman (Mickey) Hazelwood; mother, Nancy Roberts Roach; father, Samuel Roberts; sisters, France Waugh, Cindy Connor, Carrie Smith; and brother, Ross Roberts. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, David and Stephanie Hazelwood, Clearwater, Fla., Paul and Judy Hazelwood and Charles and Shirley Hazelwood, all of Knoxville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Thelma Harvey; brothers, Bob Roach, Glenn Roach; special niece, Cloelia Mayes, all of Knoxville; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Ed Cloud and Rev. David Cardwell officiating. Family and friends will meet at Roseberry Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

HENEGAR, MR. JAY OUSLEY - age 83, of 1 Haverford Pointe, died on Saturday, December 13, 1997, at Wesley Long Hospital. A service of remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. The burial will be held at a later date in Knoxville. Mr. Henegar was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf clusters and a Bronze Star. He retired after 30 years of employment with the Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Company. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Samie Henegar of the home; son, Bob Henegar and wife Stuart; grandsons, Bobby Henegar and wife Shawn, and Scott Henegar and wife Jennifer; and great-granddaughter, Amanda Henegar, all of Greensboro. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Bob Henegar, 1407 Hobbs Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Ct., Suite 125, Raleigh NC 27604-1043; or to the charity of the donor's choice. Hanes-Lineberry, North Elm Chapel, is assisting the family. 

HINKLE, MARY MARIE LEDINGTON - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away December 14, 1997, at her home. Preceded in death by husband, Avery Hinkle; and brother, Arrie Ledington. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Richard Fuhr of Maryland, Belinda and George Blackburn of Maryland; daughter, Patty Gilliam of New Jersey; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beatrice and Bill Powell of Halls, Anna Mae and J.W. Eakes of Mississippi, Vecie Joyce and David Blazier of Indiana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Otis and Mildred Ledington of Ohio, Thomas and Agnes Ledington of Knoxville, Joe David and Sue Ledington of Halls; brother, Dallas Ledington of Maryland; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

HUSKEY, NORA KATHERYN BELL - 68, of Powell, passed away Sunday, December 14, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Norwood Baptist Church for 40 years, past matron of AREMA Chapter #466 O.E.S. Preceded in death by parents, Robert R. and Nellie Bell; and brother, Bobby Bell. Survivors: husband of 50 years, Vaughn L. Huskey; daughter, Sue Rhodes; grandchildren, Suzanne and Christin Bumgardner; many other friends and church family. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Dr. Ross Kerns. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Rev. Samuel Jollay and Rev. George Williams officiating. Interment 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Norwood Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1725 Wilson Rd., Knoxville, TN 37912. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday before the service in the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

LEMMOND, MRS. PEARL FRANCIS BURRIS - age 81, of Lincolnton, N.C., died at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte on Sunday, December 14, 1997, after a short illness. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at First Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Dr. Keithen M. Tucher, Dr. Robert A. Cantwell and Rev. Steve Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Hollybrook Cemetery, Lincolnton. The family will receive friends Monday, December 15, 1997, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home. Mrs. Lemmond was the daughter of the late Silas and Saphronia Coley Burris of Newton. She was born in Albemarle, N.C., on December 28, 1915. She was a retired bookkeeper from Burris Manufacturing in Lincolnton and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Mrs. Lemmond is survived by her husband, William E. ''Bill'' Lemmond, Sr. of 52 years; her son, Chaplain William Ed Lemmond, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Paula Cash Lemmond of Knoxville; grandchildren, Michelle and Michael Lemmond of Knoxville. She had many devoted nieces and nephews including Bill and Clyde Morris of Lake Norman and Ruth Richardson of Charlotte. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Zeb and Alonzo Burris of Charlotte. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092. 

LOVE, MILDRED LOUISA - age 73, of Knoxville, died 10:45 a.m. Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Member of Saint John's Cathedral. Retired from Weaver Bros. Co., Washington, D.C. before returning to Knoxville. Preceded in death by parents, Robert A. Love and Mildred Minerva Love; two brothers, Robert and Bill; two sisters, Betty and Jean Love. A special thanks to staff and residents at NHC Healthcare of Knoxville. Survivors: nephews, Bill Love and wife, Nancy of Seymour, Bob Love of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Barbara Love of Knoxville; three great-nephews, Jason, Bobby and Brandon; and great-niece, Maria. Family and friends will meet at Old Gray Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Cannon Laura Myhr officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Day Treatment, 900 East Oak Hill Avenun, Knoxville, TN 37917. Friends may call at their convenience at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

LOVE, MR. LEE - age 72, of Tazewell, passed away Sunday, December 14, 1997, at his home. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at 

Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, Tenn. Graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery. 

LOWE, ZOLA IDA CURTIS - age 91, of Maryville, passed away Sunday evening, December 14, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Attended Edgewood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, William R. Lowe; brother, Mr. Hazel Curtis. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Viola and Jack D. Frazier of Knoxville, Bessie and J.T. Todd of Phoenix, Ariz., Faye and Don Woods of Maryville, Sandra and Dennis Ledbetter of Wartburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. Lowe of Maryville, Jack and Shirley Lowe of Holland, Mich., Barney and Mary Sue Lowe of Maryville, Richard and Johnnie Faye Lowe of Maryville; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 7 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Wayne Stockdale, Mr. Jack Teffeteller officiating. Family and friends will meet at Clark's Grove Cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday for the interment service. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

MALLICOAT, MRS. MINNIE MAE - age 93, formerly of Rutledge. Graveside service 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at Mallicoat Family Cemetery. Coffey's in charge. 

MANN, MAIDA LANE - age 98, of Knoxville, died Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was a longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church. Her father, Charles Lane, who was a school teacher in Blount County, died when she was four months old. He mother, Lida French Lane, was an early principal of Mt. Olive School. Mrs. Mann was married in 1927 to Hubert Y. Mann, a vice president of E.B. Mann Undertaking Co. prior to his death in 1970. Survivors: nephews, Harold Lane Elmore of Knoxville, Robert Arvin Elmore of Chattanooga and Arthur H. Pickle of Knoxville; great-nephews, Thomas Lane Elmore of Asheville, N.C., James Lewis Elmore of Knoxville; great-nieces, Judy Westbrook James of Memphis, Susan Elmore Childs of Knoxville, Wanda Elmore Rogers of Ooltewah, Candie Elmore Kisiah of Charlotte, N.C., Cindy Elmore Roach of Chattanooga; several great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Arnold Lovell officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. Memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

McLEROY, RALPH SMITH - age 91, of Knoxville, died Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Farragut Health Care Center. Member of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral. Retired from National Service Industries. Survived by wife, Louise Nunnally McLeroy of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Edward F. and Lynda W. McLeroy of Marietta, Ga.; brother, Eugene McLeroy, Blue Ridge, Ga.; grandsons, Greg, Glen and Scott McLeroy; one great-grandson. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Cathedral with the Rev. Canon Laura Myhr officiating. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga. for a 2 p.m. entombment. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Cathedral, P.O. Box 153, Knoxville, TN 37901. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann 

MYERS, DAVID ALLEN - age 82, of Knoxville, formerly of New Orleans, Long Island, and Arlington Heights, Ill., died Sunday, December 14, 1997. U.S. Navy Veteran serving in World War II. Survivors: wife, Pauline Myers; daughter, Dru Ann Myers, both of Knoxville. Memorial service 5 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Arnold Lovell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

NORRIS, BETTY ANN BASS - age 72, of Manassas, Va., formerly of Greenwich, Ct. died Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, Va. She was a 1946 graduate of Sweetbrier College and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Greenwich. Survivors include two sons, George B. Norris, Jr. and David R. Norris, both of Greenwich, Ct.; two daughters, Neal Heflin-Wells of Manassas, Va. and Clara Norris Soubey of Copake, N.Y.; and one brother, R. Neal Bass of Nashville, Tenn. Private funeral service and interment will be held at a later date at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tenn. with arrangements by Price Funeral Home, Manassas, Va. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to ARC Foundation of Greenwich, 50 Glenville St., Greenwich, Ct. 06831 in memory of Betty Ann Bass Norris. 

RAINER, MRS. RUTH - age 79, of Alcoa, died Friday morning, December 13th, at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Rainer; parents, Rufus and Odessa Rainer; three brothers, William, Henry and Thomas Lenoir; sister, Mary Reese. She was a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church where she served faithfully on the Deaconess Board, the Advent Services Committee and the Building Fund Committee. She taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Lenoir-Rainer Missionary Circle #4. She attended Charles M. Hall School and was a graduate of Austin High School and Knoxville College. She taught the 1st grade at Charles M. Hall School and in the Alcoa School System for 42 years. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and all of the Bethel Baptist Church family. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Cordell Simpson officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The body may be viewed after 12 noon Tuesday at Foothills Funeral Home, 910 E. Lincoln Rd., Maryville. 

RAMSEY, MRS. MISSOURI - of Tazewell, Tenn., passed away Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Morristown Hamblen Hospital. Arrangements incomplete. Coffey's in charge. 

REDFERN, CHARLES MICHAEL - age 41, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, December 14, 1997, at the family home. He was of the Baptist faith and member of the Teamsters Union #519 and he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by father, Charles William Redfern; and stepfather, Ralph Dash. Survivors include mother, Mary Lou Dash of Michigan; and stepmother, Martha Ann Redfern; wife, Gina H. Redfern; daughter, Desiree' M. Redfern of Knoxville; brother, Steve Redfern of Niles, Mich.; sisters, Brenda Enger of Knoxville, Linda Quick of Galien, Mich., Judy Redfern of Niles, Mich., Pam Smith of Hanover Park, Ill., Debra McCauslin of Niles, Mich., Peggy Wilken of Niles, Mich., and Tammy Rush of Niles, Mich.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. Gary Moyers, Rev. Steven Wright Jr. and Rev. Kendall Melton officiating. Interment will follow service in Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville. Pallbearers: Harry Bell, Tim Winstead, Demarcus Tate, Hugh Allison, David Matney and David Bullock. Honorary pallbearers: Steve Redfern, Robert Roy and Eric Hensley. 

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 son of Knoxville, three daughters and one son in Tampa; five granddaughters and two grandsons, Knoxville, three granddaughters, Tampa; four brothers and two sisters, Knoxville, one brother, Florida and one brother, North Carolina. 

STEWART, LOREN ALEXIS - infant, of Knoxville, ''Our Beloved Child, '' passed away Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Survivors: parents, David and Tamathy Stewart; sister, Sarah Michelle Stewart, all of Knoxville; grandparents, Jon and Connie Scott of Knoxville, Pat Stewart of Tellico Plains and Beverly Cartee of Cleveland, Tenn.; three great-grandmothers; uncle, Tim Scott of Knoxville; aunt, Susie Stewart of Tellico Plains. Graveside service and interment will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at New Gray Cemetery with Rev. Phil Jones officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

TERRY, JAMES AMOS - age 75, of Maryville, died Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rhonda Mae Terry. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and James Reagan; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Donna Terry, Danny and Linda Terry, Steven and Mary Ellen Terry, Ronnie and Louise Terry; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Julian, Gladys Rogers. Funeral service 3 p.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Ernie Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in Eden Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

THOMAS, RAYMOND HOWARD ''BUD'' - age 63, of Halls, passed away Monday, December 15, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a retired cook at Petro's Truck Stop and Shannondale Healthcare Center. Survived by wife, Betty Jo Thomas; sons, Raymond, Jr., Jeff-Bo and Bill; daughters, Mary, Kathy and Kim; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Mary Thomas; sister, Margie Lawrence; brother, Richard Thomas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Carl Elliott and Rev. Louis Branch officiating. Family and friends will meet at McCarty Mortuary at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and proceed to Bethany Cemetery for a 2 p.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.

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