Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BROWN, EULA TILLERY - age 95, of Powell, Tenn., passed
away December 16, 1997, at Mariner Health Center of Norris. Member of Powell
United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and
helped start a church library which was named in her honor. Survivors:
sons and daughters-in-law, John and Rowena Brown, Bill and Imogene Brown,
Arvin and Sabra Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Emma and Richard Thom of
St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Family and
friends will meet at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery 10:45
a.m. Thursday for graveside services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Edwin Mitchell
and Rev. Charles Mann officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Allen and Suellan
Brown, Houston Brown, Cathy and John Mechede, Nancy and Jerry Harbin, Marcus
and Candy Brown, Maria Eugene Sapp, Cindy Thom, Rick Thom, Martin and Kathy
Brown. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Eula Brown Library
at Powell United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway
COOPER, EULA SHAW - age 95, of Fountain City, passed away Monday evening at NHC Health Care, Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Pinkney Cooper. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City and the Rachel-Bond Sunday School Class. She was a 50 year member and past matron of Starlight Chapter #463 O.E.S. Survivors: son, Ferrel M. Cooper and wife Barbara of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandson, David F. Cooper and wife Dianna, and their two children David Jr. and Amandia of Brooklyn, Mich.; brother, Hugh T. Shaw of Saraland, Ala.; sister-in-law, Helen Shaw of Hendersonville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ron Mouser and Rev. Ed Jenkins officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Members of the Rachel-Bond Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Friends may call at their convenience at Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
DAILEY, ROBERT JOHNSON (BOB) - 80, of 185 Bethleham Road, Madisonville, passed away 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at his home. Member and deacon of Bethleham Baptist Church, where he served as the song leader for 30 years. Son of the late James and Ethel Dailey. Preceded in death by wife of 55 years, Kathleen Dailey; son, Douglas Dailey; brother, Hugh Dailey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Viola and Obed Patty, Edna and Horace Lynn, Mabel and Floyd Rider. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Jane Dailey; grandchildren, Misty Harrill, Dennis Dailey; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Terah Harrill, all of Madisonville; sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Wayne Cardin, Madisonville; brother and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Ruby Dailey, Chattanooga, Ruth Dailey, Madisonville; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. James Patton, Rev. Frank Hicks officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Wilson Station Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
DOUGLAS, HOBERT H. - 76, of Williamsburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 16, 1997, at the Baptist Regional Medical Center. He is the husband of Anna Belle Douglas. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bill Mitchell and Rev. Elmer Parks, officiating. Burial Cumberland View Cemetery at Jacksboro, Tenn. Visitation after 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997. Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg, Ky. in charge of these arrangements.
EMERSON, SYLVESTER ''BUCK'' - age 73, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away at 5:40 a.m. on December 17, 1997, at Life Care Center of Athens. Mr. Emerson worked at White Cliff for many years and retired from Athens Furniture. He was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church. Mr. Emerson was a veteran of U.S. Army, WWII. He participated in the Normandy Invasion, served with the 604th. Armorer Engineers, participated in the European Campaign in the Camouflage Battalion and he received four Campaign Stars. Preceded in death by spouse, Bertha Boruff Emerson; parents, Frank and Rosie Lemons Emerson. Survived by daughters, Betty Faye Emerson Dotson, Athens, Wanda Sue Fain, Rogersville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Cyndi Ritchie Hitson, Sweetwater, Kristy Owen, Rogersville, Jimmy Dotson, Athens, Shelley White, Sweetwater; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Grigsby, Sweetwater, Elizabeth Miller, Athens, Hattie Roberts, Niota, Martha Ray Terry, Athens; brother, Arch Emerson, Ten Mile, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday in Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday, December 19 at True Gospel Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Humphreys officiating. Interment to follow in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park with military honors provided by VFW Post No. 5156.
HENRY, MR. THOMAS L. ''T.L.'' - age 80, of Sunbright, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. He was a 50 year member of the South Gate Masonic Lodge No. 569, Harriman; Royal Arch Chapter No. 83, fifty years, Crossville; Grand Lodge of Research of Tennessee, Scottish Rite 32nd. Degree, S.I. U.S.A. Knoxville; Hadji Temple, the Shriners, Pensacola, Fla.; Sunbright No. 303, Order of Eastern Star, Sunbright and a member of the First Baptist Church, Lexington, Ky. He was a retired Army captain, having served in the U.S. Army in WWII and in the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Leona (Pitt) Henry; sisters, Ida Brown, Myrtle (Newberry) Woods and Phoebe Worley; brother, Otto Henry. Surviving: wife, Mrs. Lola (Nitizschke) Henry; son and daughter-in-law, Victor Lee (Boliver) and Terri Henry of Pensacola, Fla.; grandson, Clayton Tyler Boliver Henry of Pensacola, Fla.; sisters, Amy Fergerson, Gus Hamilton and Lois Crouch; several nieces and nephews and special friends, John West and Lawrence Moore and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. A Masonic memorial service will be held Thursday evening 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Military memorial services will be held Friday 1 p.m. at the Sunbright Cemetery with the Fort Campbell Honor Guard.
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 1960s and early 1970s. 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.
HEATHERLY, MABLE SARAH - departed this earth on Dec. 16, 1997, at Baptist Hospital after a short illness. She was born to Alec and Susan Gray Heatherly on Oct. 3, 1912, in Campbell County. She is survived by a brother, Charles Heatherly of Michigan. Cross Funeral Home of LaFollette, is in charge.
HILL, MRS. SARAH A. - age 78, of Ripley, Miss., died December 16, 1997, at Ripley Manor Nursing Home in Ripley, Miss. She was a retired bookkeeper and businesswoman and the former co-owner of Hill's Dollar Store. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ripley. Survivors: her husband, Art Hill, Ripley, Miss.; two daughters, Bonnie Abernathy and her husband, Les of Knoxville, Tenn., Barbara Ward and her husband, Mike of Collierville, Tenn. two sisters, Bertie Mae Wheeler, Booneville, Miss., Mary White, Baldwyn, Miss.; three grandchildren, Jason Ward, Knoxville, Tenn., Payton Abernathy, Knoxville, Tenn., Suzy Ward, Collierville, Tenn. Service 11 a.m. Friday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Cemetery: Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-9 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home in Ripley, (601) 837-8101.
JARNAGIN, WILLIAM FRANKLIN ''MR. BILL'' - age 103, of Rutledge, Tenn., born December 8, 1894, died suddenly at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 1997. He was a member of Rutledge First Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon for many years and was the last charter member of the Rutledge Lions Club since 1945. He was the last living World War I Veteran in Grainger County, having served with the U.S. Army and had been a member of the Rising Star Lodge No. 44 since 1927. He was the oldest active Ford dealer in the world, having been in business since 1916. He was preceded in death by first wife, Jennie Jarnagin and second wife, Mabel Jarnagin; daughter, Mary Louis Minor; sons, John William ''Duck'' Jarnagin and Paul Emerson Jarnagin, Sr.; son-in-law, Edward Minor; sisters, Grace, Ora and Liza; brothers, Jerry, Tom, Emerson and Ted. He is survived by his daughters-in-law, Mrs. Imogene Jarnagin, with whom he made his home and Mrs. Edith Jarnagin of Rutledge; brother, Bruce Jarnagin of Blaine, Tenn.; grandchildren, Mary Edwina and Clay Harkelroad of Nashville, William Eddie and Barbara Jarnagin of Brandon, Fla., Robert Emerson and Carolyn Jarnagin of Valdosta, Ga., Paul Emerson Jarnagin, Jr. of Rutledge, Debbie and Mike Millsaps of Maryville, John F. and Rita Jarnagin of Rutledge, Phil and Merry Jarnagin of Knoxville, Julie and Randy Burnett of Knoxville, Edward F. Minor III of Kingsport and Randy and Susie Minor of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Timothy and Angie Jarnagin of Rutledge, Robert A. and Stephanie Jarnagin of Morristown, John Scott Jarnagin of Brandon, Fla., Cindy and Kevin Jacobik of Powell, Micheal Jarnagin of Brandon, Fla., John H. Jarnagin, Jennie Jarnagin, both of Rutledge, Christy and Anthony Czerniak of Wellington, Fla., Patrick Harkleroad of Richmond, Va., Leanne and Daniel Burnett of Knoxville, Andy and Rachael Jarnagin of Knoxville, Elizabeth, Lee and Mary Katherine Millsaps of Maryville, Jodi and Liza Evans of Nashville; great-great-grandchildren, Brandon Jarnagin, Devin Jarnagin, Brittney Jarnagin and Jackson Jacobik; sisters-in-law, Clida Jarnagin and Trula Jarnagin, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Masonic funeral rites will be given at 2 p.m. Friday, December 19, 1997, with the Rising Star Lodge No. 44 presiding. Funeral services will immediately follow from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Don Frazier, Reverend Kerry Bond and Reverend Avery Turley officiating. Interment to follow in the Jarnagin Cemetery in Morristown, Tenn. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers along with honorary pallbearers, Dr. L.C. Bryan, Dr. T.J. Hill, Elmore Hodge, Wayne Shirley and the employees of Jarnagin Motor Company. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 1997 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rutledge First Baptist Church, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
JETT, DONALD PAYNE - age 76, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, December 16, 1997. Member of Central Baptist Church Bearden. Former member of Cherokee Masonic Lodge #728. Survivors: wife, Edna R. Jett of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Larry Bird of Knoxville; son, Danny P. Jett of Atlanta; grandchildren, Ashley Bird and Michael Jett; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Henry Chiles officiating. Interment at Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
JOHNSON, MRS. NETTIE MAE - age 91, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home in Rutledge, Tenn., following an extended illness. She was born and spent most of her life in Rutledge and was a member of the Head of Richland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Johnson and son, Dean H. Johnson; four brothers, Vic Hammer, Joe Hammer, J.W. Hammer and Ross Hammer. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Betty) Dodson of Kingsport; one son, Don Johnson of Minneapolis, Kansas; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Friday, December 19, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Reverend Mike Driver officiating. Graveside service and interment will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 1997, at the Head of Richland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, December 19, 1997, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
LOVINGOOD, ANNA M. - age 93, widow of Jefferson Z. Lovingood of 108 Povo Rd., Madisonville, passed away 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at East Tenn. Health Care. Member of Hopewell Springs Baptist Church, where she served as church clerk for 60 years. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Nina Kate and Willis McLemore, Mary Lee and Tommy Watson, all of Madisonville, Jewell Miller, St. Petersburg, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert M. and Mary Lovingood, Madisonville; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Sneed, Maryville, Marie Watson, Ruth Watson, Jeanette Frank, all of Madisonville, Reba Rogers, Sweetwater; brothers, Charles Sutton, Richmond, Ind., Hubert Sutton, Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Margie Sutton; sisters, Imogene Atkins, Daisy Belcher, Eula Myers; brothers, Hoyt and Luther Sutton. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, Hopewell Springs Baptist Church, Rev. James Patton, Rev. Doug Alexander, Rev. Joe Caldwell officiating. Interment church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
MALOY, JAMES GAVIN, SR. - age 75, born in St. Paul, Minn., on December 20, 1921, died Tuesday, December 16, 1997. U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II in the European Theater. He was a graduate of St. Thomas Military Academy in St. Paul and University of Tennessee in Knoxville; senior vice president and director for Standard Knitting Mills; a charter member of Sacred Heart Cathedral where he was officer of First Holy Name Society; a 25 year board member of Lakeshore Mental Health Hospital where he received the Edward S. Albers, Sr. ''True Friend Award'' for volunteer work; former president of the Tennessee State Mental Health Association; former member of the board of trustees with the state of Tennessee Department of Mental Health; former president of Knox Area Mental Health Association where he received volunteer of the year award; and past president of Helen Ross McNabb Mental Health Center. Mr. Maloy was past president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity where he received honorary archon and distinguished service award; member of the University of Tennessee Chancellor's Associates and member of the board of visitors with the University of Tennessee College of Education; and a member of the Men's Cotillion. Survivors: wife, Catherine Ashe Maloy; daughter, Jane Maloy Putnam and husband Patrick; son, Edward A. Maloy; daughter, Geraldine Maloy Olson and husband Steven; son, James Gavin Maloy, Jr. and wife Kathleen; six grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Swan of St. Paul, Minn.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with Bishop Anthony J. O'Connell, Father Al Humbrecht, Father David Boettner and Father Xavier Mankel officiating. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers: Richard Koella, Jere Griggs, Dr. James A. Burdette, L. Caesar Stair, W.R. McNabb, R. Lee Thomas, Boyd Capps, Robert Schmid and H. Baxter Ragsdale. Honorary pallbearers: James Dance, Karl Brooks and members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 711 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919; or Lakeshore Mental Health Hospital, 5908 Lyons View Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
McGHEE, PEARL IRENE - 68, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at her home after a courageous battle against cancer. A member of Good Hope Baptist Church and a former employee of Hillhaven Health Care of Jefferson City. Preceded in death by husband, James Edward McGhee. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Clyde and Brenda McGhee; grandson, James of New Market; sisters, Alice Morell of Morristown, Flora Burchell of Jefferson City, Dena Shelton, Betty Boley and Gladys Tolliver; brother, Ray Burchell, all of New Market; special niece, Lisa Burchell; several other nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Fielden Chapel with Rev. Kenny Bolin officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
McMILLIAN, ARTHUR (HUCK) - of 2028 Ulster Avenue, departed this life, December 17, 1997, at U.T. Memorial Hospital. Arrangements incomplete and will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
MILES, JAMES ROBERT - age 64, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday evening, December 16, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Mary Ellen Crowder Miles; stepmother, Betty Jean Miles; four brothers. Survivors: wife, Virginia Eidson Miles; daughter, Ruth Davis of Missouri; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Jeff Self of Maryville; sons and daughters-in-law, James Richard and Jane Miles of Michigan, Ron and Angie Miles of Maryville; grandchildren, Beth Davis, Colby Davis, Shawn Miles, Shannon Miles, Tiffany Miles, Drew Miles, Tabatha Self, Adam Self, Ethan Self; sisters, Marie Tipton, Elizabeth Gibson, Shirley Whitehead, all of Maryville, Brenda Lewelling of Georgia; brother, Johnny Miles of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Brian Hearon, Rev. Clifton Hearon officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday at Old Kagley's Cemetery. The family requests any blood replacement donations may be made to any Medic Blood Center in the name of Mr. James Robert Miles (deceased). The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
MILLER, JOHN STANLEY ''STAN'' - died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Brakebill Nursing Home from complications of diabetes. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky State University, as well as a World War II Navy Combat Veteran. He retired from Continental Insurance Company and was a member of various professional organizations and an avid woodworking hobbiest. Friends and family will best remember his great kindness and compassion, his delightful sense of humor and his beautiful bass singing voice. He is survived by wife, Emily; sons, John Miller, Jr. and Mark Miller; stepson, Joseph Raulston, all of Knoxville; brothers, Louis Stanford Miller, Elkton, Ky., Charles Miller, Morganfield, Ky., Bedford Miller, Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Jaren and Lindi Miller; many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery by 2:45 p.m. Friday for a 3 p.m. graveside service with the Rev. Canon Laura Myrh officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
POWELL, INFANT ANSLEY ADAIR - 14 days, Knoxville, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Survivors: parents, Ben and Jeni Powell; sister, Tralucia Bailey Powell; twin brother, Addison Franklin Powell, all of Knoxville; maternal grandmother, Gary and Lucia Chastain of Southern Pines, N.C.; paternal grandparents, Mike Powell of Farragut, Bonnie Sinclair of Knoxville; godgrandparents, Butch and Sandy Eddins of Farragut; maternal great-grandparents, Bob and Trulucia Franklin of St. Joseph, Mo., Gwyntha Miller of St. Joseph, Mo.; paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. William C. (Margaret) Wilson of Knoxville, William J. and Nola Powell of Monterey, Tenn. Memorial service 4 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Cathedral with the Rev. Canon Laura P. Myhr officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Tennessee Children's Hospital, development office, P.O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010. In Memory of Ansley Adair Powell. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SKEEN, ARLIE - age 87, of Corryton, passed away at Wariota Health Care Center Wednesday, December 17, 1997. He made his home with his daughter, Kate Hubbs. He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He was a retired home builder. Preceded in death by his wife, Grace Inklebarger Skeen and son-in-law, O.C. Hubbs, Jr. Survived by daughters, Kate Hubbs of Corryton and Carolyn Skeen of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Hall and Jean Skeen of Washburn; grandsons and wives, Steve and Pat Skeen of Georgia, Stewart and Marty Skeen of Corryton, Scott and Susan Skeen of Knoxville, Jeff Hubbs of Corryton; granddaughters and husbands, Stacy and Jim Warwick of Maynardville, Kathy and Tim Cooper of Corryton and Penny and Rusty Lowry of Maynardville; great-grandchildren, Kari, Ashley, Amanda, Chad and Katie Skeen, Sequin and Skylar Warwick, Emily and Mackenzie Cooper, Leslie and Logan Lowry; brother, Athol Skeen. Funeral at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Ailor's Chapel with Rev. Roy Headrick officiating. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. interment service. Pallbearers: grandsons. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
SMELSER, RACHEL JONES - age 87, of Logansville, Ga., passed away December 16, 1997. A native of Clay County, Kentucky. Member of South Gwinnett Baptist Church and Eastern Star Chapter #160 in Knoxville. Survivors: son, William G. Smelser of Logansville; sisters, Sarah Jordan of Indianapolis, Ind., Cordelia Shepard of Beaufort, S.C., Mary Hale of Phoenix, Ariz., Rose Montgomery of Dayton, Tenn., Ruth Slaughter of Spring City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Joseph M. Smelser, William Preston Smelser, both of Logansville; great-granddaughter, Kellie Nicole Smelser of Logansville; two nieces; one nephew. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Friday for graveside services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SNOW, CLIFFORD (SPIZZ) - formerly of Knoxville, passed away December 12th., 1997 at age 72. Funeral services were held December 16th., 1977. Interment was in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. Knoxville survivors: sisters, Maxine Snow Hartsell, Naomi Snow and brother, John Snow.
SWEAT, PHYLLIS - age 65, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Morristown, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 1997. She was a member of the House of the Lord Jesus Christ church. Survivors include her children, Patricia Ballard of Marietta, Ga., James Sweat and Gerald Sweat of Knoxville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Vola Mae Sellars of Morristown; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Saturday 1 p.m. at the House of the Lord Jesus Christ Church with Rev. Janie Fox and Rev. Alice Wolever officiating. Interment to follow in Shannon's Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangments.
TURNMIRE, CARL F. - 75, of Sneedville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at U.T. Hospital in Knoxville. He was a member of Brewer's Chapel Baptist Church. He was a World War II Veteran. He was retired from Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was the son of the late Bud and Bessie Turnmire and brother of the late Kyle Turnmire. Survivors: wife, Opal Turnmire of Sneedville; son and daughter-in-law, J.C. and Joyce Turnmire of Knoxville; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Brent and Rhonda Turnmire of Knoxville; grandson, Todd Turnmire of Knoxville; great-granddaughter, Brittany Turnmire of Knoxville. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. David Lawson officiating. Interment in the Briar Creek Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville, in charge of arrangements.
WALKER, MARGIE HICKS TAYLOR - age 81, widow of Ross Walker of 392 Rafter Road, Tellico Plains, passed away 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church. Preceded in death by first husband, Bill Taylor; son, Claude Taylor. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Ina and Stanley Brannon, Linda and Leonard Massie; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Teresa Ellis, all of Tellico Plains; grandchildren, Patricia Ann Myers, Madisonville, Pamela Chambers, Chuck Hunt, Wayne and Claude Massie, all of Tellico Plains; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Ruby Scisson, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews; very special friend, Hoyt Coleman, Sweetwater. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday, Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, Rev. Jay Johnson officiating. Interment in Coppinger Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
WEST, BILLY R. - 62, of Maryville, died 10:46 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a retired employee of AT&T. Preceded in death by father, Hubert West. Survivors include wife, Gracie West; daughter and son-in-law, Susie West and Les Clevenger of Knoxville; mother, Gladys Dalton of Maryville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Geraldine West of Toledo, Ohio, James and Julie Dalton of Alcoa; step-granddaughters, Lesly-Marie and Kym Clevenger and nephews, Josh and Chad Dalton, Scott and Dennis West. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for graveside service and interment with Rev. Boyd Carter and Rev. Charles Bryant officiating. Memorial donations may be be made to the the National Kidney Cancer Association, 1234 Sherman Avenue, Suite 203, Evanston, Illinois 60202. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
WILLIAMS, BETTY L. - 63, of Knoxville, 12:38 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Westside Baptist Church. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Robert Gary and Carl Williams; granddaughters, Angie Williams and Bridget Williams; great-granddaughter, Brittany Williams; special friends, Linda Archey, Neoma Jones and Stella Holt, all of Knoxville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge.
YOUNG, MRS. AZILEE (KIMBERLIN) - age 78, of LaFollette, Rt. 4, died Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at LaFollette Nursing Home. Preceded in death by husband, Claud; parents, Lee and Pearlie Lou Kimberlin. Survivors: daughter, Anna Lou Poston; son, Ronnie C. Young, both of LaFollette; sisters, Ruth Underwood, Pearl Smith, both of LaFollette, Cleda McNew, Ohio; brothers, Ronald Kimberlin, LaFollette, Ralph Kimberlin, Sandusky, Ohio; grandchildren, Sharon Justice, Donna Jeffers and Scott Poston of LaFollette and Tim Poston, Speedwell; seven grandchildren. Services 8 p.m. Thursday, Roach Chapel, Rev. Emerson Sweat officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Leach Cemetery, Lake City. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Roach Mortuary, LaFollette.
YOUNG, ORVES ''O.F.'' - age 61, of Powell, Tenn., passed away December 17, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital of heart disease. Son of O.F. and Geneva Young, born November 27, 1936, in Asheville, N.C. He attended Valley Springs High School, East Tennessee State University, Syracuse University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. An avid sportsman, he played basketball and basebal throughout high school, college, and the Air Force. He spent four years in the Air Force, later became director of housing for the University of TN. Worked for the Labor Dept. and then the Internal Revenue Service, finally opening his own successful tax and accounting service which he owned and managed with his wife. In recent years, he taught a Certified Fincancial Planning Course at the University of TN. More than anything, he loved to hear or tell a good funny story. Survived by his wife, Louise Tandy Young; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Chris Nelson; son, Phil E. Young; sister, Pat Atkisson; mother, Geneva Young; beloved grandchildren, Ryan and Christibeth Nelson. A memorial service will be held at Weaver's Chapel on Western Ave. at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 20th. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. Graveside rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Tweed's Chapel Cemetery, Asheville, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Empty Stocking Fund. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.