Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BLIZZARD, NANNIE GASKINS - age 53, of 7006 Darnell St.,
Fayetteville, N.C., passed away December 16, 1997. She was a member of
Campground United Methodist Church. She was a teacher at Ft. Bragg for
27 years and a graduate of Atlantic Christian College. Survivors: husband,
Kenneth P. Blizzard of the home; sons, Keith Blizzard of the home, Kenneth
Paul Blizzard of Knoxville, Tenn., Michael Blizzard of Knoxville, Tenn;
two daughters, Melissa Blizzard of Knoxville, Tenn., Mary Jane Blizzard
of Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at Campground United
Methodist Church, Rev. George Jones officiating. Burial in Sandhill Cemetery
in Reelsboro, N.C. Visitation will be Friday, 7-9 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren
Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301. Memorials may be
made to Campground United Methodist Church, 4625 Campground Rd., Fayetteville,
CAMPBELL, ELIZABETH B. - age 94, of Tazewell, was born January 16, 1903, and passed away on December 18, 1997, at Tenn. State Comprehensive Health. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Campbell of Tazewell; brothers, Tom Ball of Tazewell, Charlie and Hubert Ball of Cumberland, Ky.; sisters, Mary Kuhlman of Houston, Texas, Virginia Ball of Tazewell. Survived by daughters, Maxine Long of Tazewell, Merrie Muncher of Anniston, Ala.; grandchidlren, David Muncher, Lisa Muncher, Bruce Muncher, all of Birmingham, Ala., Russell Long of San Marcos, Texas, Mary E. Smith of Plano, Texas; five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Hester Ball of Tazewell, Gola Ball of Cumberland, Ky. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the A.L. Campbell Cemetery, 230 A.L. Campbell Rd., Tazewell, TN 37879. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 1997, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Burial in A.L. Campbell Cemetery, Cedar Fork. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
CLAIBORNE, GLEN REED - age 69, of West Knoxville, died December 18, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Cathedral with The Rev. Canon John Ross officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knox County and/or Sevier County Libraries. Friends may call at the home. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
CONNER, NORMA JEAN - age 70, of Pigeon Forge, died Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Sevier Medical Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge. She was the ''Norma'' of Norma Dan Motel in Pigeon Forge. Survivors: husband of 51 years, Dan Conner; daughter, Danette Kitelinger; grandchildren, Alan, Michael and Angela Fox; companion, Jo Ann Craig. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Melvin Carr officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Saturday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens.The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
CREASMAN, MAIZIE ''MIMI'' MURPHY - age 81, of West Knoxville, died quietly Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at Little Creek Sanitarium. Member of First Baptist Church Knoxville. Held various local and state offices in Parent Teacher Association, officer with the former Symphony Guild, and chairperson for several years with Mother's March Against Polio. Preceded in death by husband, David M. ''Roe'' Creasman, Sr., parents, J.W. and Estella Murphy; brother, Judge Earle Murphy; sisters, Reva Davis and Virginia Dooley. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Donald R. and Janet Creasman of Tyler, Texas, Dr. David M. Jr. and Bunny Creasman of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kimberlyn Brown of Maryville, Lisa Creasman of Baton Rouge, La., Scott Creasman, Kelly Buckner, both of Dallas, Texas, Ashley Odom of Tyler, Texas, Dr. John Shaw and Rob Shaw, both of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Sarah Brown, Abbey Underwood, Elisabeth, Kristy and Michelle Creasman, and Holden Buckner; sister, Polly Carver of Oak Ridge; brother-in-law, Brooke Davis of Gainesville, Ga.; sister-in-law, Norma Murphy of Cleveland, Tenn.; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, with Rev. Oran Creasman officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Wellness Community, 1844 Terrace Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
DOCKINS, ELMA JANE ''EMMIE'' - age 66, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 1997, in Union County. She was preceded in death by husband, Harold ''Tip'' Dockins, Sr. and son, Bobby Dockins. Survivors include; mother, Margaret Tolliver; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold Jr. and Sherry Dockins, Joe and Jane Dockins, and Doug and Tammy Dockins, all of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Marti and Bart Fricks of La Vergne, Tenn.; grandchildren, Harold Chip Dockins, Martin Humphrey, Erik and Cheyenne Knight Dockins, Sarah Dockins and Amanda and Bobby Fricks; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Dockins, Ashley and M.J. Humphrey; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Evelyn Laugherty of South Carolina; sister, Helen Quachenbesh of Illinois; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Friday, December 18, 1997 at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. Mike Tyson officiating. Family and friends will assemble for interment at 12 noon Saturday, December 19, 1997, at Asbury Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville, Tenn. Pallbearers: Marty Humphrey, Erik Knight Dockins, Jack Odum, Bart Fricks, James Franklin and Richard Vineyard.
DUNCAN, NOAH WESLEY - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away December 18, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member Norwood United Methodist Church. Retired salesperson with Lay Packing Co. Member Charles McKinney #433 F&AM. Survivors: wife, Elizabeth Wilson Duncan; son, David Wesley Duncan; sisters, Christine Zachery, Naomi Wagoner; nephews, Richard Zachery, Mark Wagoner. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Rose Chapel, with Rev. Ron O. Allen officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
FREELS, LILLIE MAE PIERCE - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 1997. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church. Retired from Standard Knitting Mills. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dorlen L. Freels. Survivors: brothers; Fred Pierce and wife, Kate, of Lenoir City, E. Ray Pierce of Knoxville; sisters, Stella Bishop and husband, Cecil, of Joanna of South Carolina, Dorothy McGoldrick and husband, Grover, of Knoxville; special friends, George and Pat, Mike and Bryan Henderson; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Shinlever officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
GIBSON, REVEREND BERT L. - age 74, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at the family home. Former pastor of several area churches including Vestal Baptist Church for 24 years, Kim Watt Baptist and Midway Baptist Church. Retired from Knoxville City Schools Maintenance Department. Survivors: wife of 55 years, Polly Gibson; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Wayne ''Buster'' and Pat Gibson, Don and Donna Gibson, Knoxville; daughter, Irene Gibson, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Laveda and Don Vineyard, Maryville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Pearl Hardin, Sevierville, Faye Hardesty, Ohio, Mae Earls, Morristown. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, December 19, 1997, Berry Chapel, Rev. Haskell Franklin and Rev. Jim Kitts officiating. Interment 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 20, 1997, Asbury Cemetery. Pallbearers: David Ogle, Tony Tharp, Tom Reno, James Loy, Jack Clabo and Bill Lane. Family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
HOUSTON, THOMAS RUSSELL ''T.R.'' - age 76, of 2732 Hwy. 411 N., Madisonville, passed away 12:42 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 1997, at East Tenn. Health Care. Member of Island Creek Baptist Church. Survivors: sisters and brothers-in-law, Zenda Lee Carroll, Annie Bell and Erskin Rodgers; sister-in-law, Lillie Houston, all of Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, Island Creek Baptist Church, Rev. Steve Teague and Rev. Clayton Dunsmore officiating. Interment church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
HUDSON, JAMES D. - age 58, of 3271 Lakeside Drive, Lenoir City, passed away early Thursday morning December 18, 1997, at Park West Hospital. James was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Preceded in death by father, James E. Hudson; brother, Ronnie Hudson. James had many friends, always helping those in need. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Survivors: children, Debbie Sims and Margaret Aguilar, both of Lenoir City, Michael Hudson of Mt. Vernon, Ala.; stepson, Charles McBroom of Carrabelle, Fla.; mother, Zola Baker of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Lindsay, Michael and Chandler Hudson, Michele and Melissa Aguilar; brother, Larry Hudson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel followed by funeral service at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Mark Gooden officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 5516 Wallwood Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912. Hawkins Chapel, Lenoir City, in charge.
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. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday 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. 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
JOHNSON, NETTIE MAE - age 91, of Rutledge, Tenn., passed away 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 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 Rev. Mike Driver officiating. Graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 1997, at the Head of Richland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 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.
JOHNSON, ROSE EBLEN - age 74, of the Bradbury Community in Roane Co. passed away Thursday afternoon at the U.T. Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City.
KEEVER, LOIS ROGERS - age 75, of Claxton, passed away 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. She had lived in the Claxton Community since 1934. She was preceded in death by parents, Bert and Lillie Mae Rogers and sister, Hattie Mae Dowda. Survived by husband, David Keever; son, Butch Keever; daughter, Pat Buhl; grandchildren, Lisa Ann Trott, Billy Fox, Jr., John Stafford; great-grandchildren, David Beeler, Bradley Beeler, Alfie Fox, Wendy Keever, Emily Keever; sister, Alma Wade; special friends, Eunice Ownby, Opal and Elizabeth Phillips. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McCarty-Woodhaven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeffrey D. Trott officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the McCarty-Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road.
KINCAID, GORMAN TAYLOR - age 84, of 504 Pine Top Street, Loudon, passed away early Thursday morning, December 18, 1997, at Loudon Health Care Center. Gorman was of the Baptist faith. Retired from operating engineers Local 917 with 50 years of service. Preceded in death by son, Teddy Kincaid; father, Bert P. Kincaid; mother, Gussie Taylor Kincaid; brothers, Vernon, Dorris, Thomas and Kenneth Kincaid. Survivors: wife, Frances Harper Kincaid; son, Steven Kincaid of Loudon; sister, Lucille Wooley of Collierville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Hawkins Chapel, Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Interment Steekee Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Chapel, Lenoir City.
McMILLAN, ARTHUR WILLIAM ''HUCK'' SR. - age 49, expired Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Preceded in death by father, J.W. Latimer; brother, Gregory McMillan and grandmother, Juanita McMillan. He leaves behind to rejoice his homecoming, wife, Virginia, mother, Ethel McMillan; very devoted son, Arthur, Jr.; daughter, Tamaira; other devoted children, Ronald and Maurice Boyd, Vickie Mildred McMillan, Leslie Henry, Lora and Shannon Cameron, Aaron Chandler, Kenisha and Arthur Brown and Victoria Jones; two devoted stepchildren, Christopher Chandler and Vickie Knuckles; 14 grandchildren; brothers, Leroy, James, Dennis, Dexter, David and Darrell; sisters, Mildred and Wanda McMillan, Brenda Upton; four aunts, Louise McMillan, Arnine Smith, Laura Davis and Mildred Patterson; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and many associates from whom he met from all walks of life to include some devoted friends, Maruy Jackson, Leroy Brandenburg, Quenton Davis, Don Won and numerous others. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 21, 1997, at 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Jarnigan's with funeral to follow at the mortuary. Burial at Boyds Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Alice McMillan, 3333 Shields Ave. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
MILLER, JOHN STANLEY ''STAN'' - died Wednesday, December 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
PEEL, EVA EILEEN - born in Macon County, Ill. to Ancel and Macey Peel. Came to Knoxville in 1970. Employed with Ryder Truck rental since 1988. Member of Kimberlin Heights Church of God where she served on the church staff. Preceded in death by parents. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Kevin Eugene and Tonja Peel; grandchildren, Eric, Matthew and Ashley, all of Seymour; sister and brother-in-law, Dorthy and Wayne Claytor, Decatur, Ill.; brother and sister-in-law, David and Maureen Peel, Bloomington, Ill.; many brothers and sisters in the Lord. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday, Berry Funeral Home. Rev. Rebecca Milligan will be officiating at Kimberlin Heights Church of God Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Interment Holly Hills Memorial Park. Pallbearers; Mike Terry, Hubert Inman, J.L. Covington, Ray Huskey, Bud Defoe and Jim Proctor. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
RANDOLPH, JANE BRIDGES - age 79, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at her home. Owned and operated the Laughing Monkey. Member of Kern Memorial United Methodist Church. Active with many organizations including Girl Scouts, the Oak Ridge Playhouse, Oak Ridge Arts Council, ORCBA and ORCMA, Sweet Adelines, Altrusa Club, Wellness Center, The 43 Club and Chamber of Commerce. Preceded in death by first husband, Warren H. Bridges, 1988, and by second husband, Malcolm Logan Randolph in 1997. Survived by children, Joanne Bridges Whitlow and husband, Jimmy, of Marietta, Ga., Glenn R. Bridges and wife, Reba A. of Oak Ridge, Jeffrey W. Bridges and wife, Lisa, of Nashville, Dottie R. Mayfield and husband, Michael, of Powell, and Joe P. Randolph of Knoxville; grandchildren, Christopher Owens, Melody Whitlow, Micah Bridges, Adam Bridges, Anthony A. Perry, Sr., and wife, Johnna, Randall W. Perry and wife, Karen, Timothy B. Perry and wife, Jennifier, Emily J. Mayfield, and Michele R. Mayfield; four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 20, 1997, from 1-2 p.m. at Kern Memorial United Methodist Church and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with Dr. Ron Ingram officiating. Her ashes will be interred in the United Church Chapel on the Hill Memorial Garden directly following the memorial service. Memorials to Kern Memorial United Methodist Church 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830, or to the charity of one's choice. Weatherford Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.
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. Family and friends will meet Friday 1:45 p.m. at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. interment service with Rev. Roy Headrick officiating. Pallbearers: grandsons. Arrangements by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
THOMPSON, JUDY COWDEN - age 58, of South Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Co-owner of Westside Drapery. Preceded in death by parents, Amon and Catherine Cowden and brother, Jimmy Cowden. Survivors: husband, John L. Thompson, daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and David Barnes; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Angela Thompson, David and Cami Thonpson; grandchildren, Mallory, Morgan, Hannah, Nathan, Noah and Nicholas; sisters, Pat Mays, Jeannie Quillen; brothers, Kenneth and Charles Cowden; mother-in-law, Lucy Thompson. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2500 Maryville Pike, Rev. Harold Ray and Dr. Doug White officiating. Internment service 2 p.m. Sunday, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, in the sanctuary of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway in charge of arrangements.
VANBEVER, LARUE SMITH - age 76, of Speedwell, Tenn. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Bill Poore and Rev. Don Bannister officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before the service. Music will be provided by the Visionaires. Graveside services 11 a.m. Saturday in the VanBever Family Cemetery at the the home of Rev. Otto VanBever in Speedwell. Pallbearers: Ira Inman, Larry Keck, Michael Price, Crit Smith, Jr., Bradley Carroll and Luke Osborne. Honorary pallbearers: Ralph Carroll, Jerry and Joe Ausmus, Mike, Andy and Jim Welch, Ken Crider, Jeff McGeorge, Arthur Russell and all grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249.
WEST, BILLY R. - age 62, of Maryville, died 10:46 a.m. Wednesday, December 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. Pallbearers will be Buddy DeFoe, Billy Joe Harris, Dave Carroll, Ellis Carpenter, Jim Hartline and Johnny Bryant. 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. - age 63, of Knoxville, 12:38 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Westside Baptist Church. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Robert Gary and Carla Williams; granddaughters, Angie Williams and Bridget Williams; great-granddaughter, Brittany Williams; special friends, Linda Archey, Neoma Jones, Stella Holt, and Marie Palmer, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Howard Hurst and Rev. Dean Braden officiating. Family and friends will meet at Stevens Mortuary at 2:15 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to Bookwalter Cemetery for a 3 p.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers; Dewey Brooks, Lynn Griffin, Charlie Cline, and Arnold Green. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
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 baseball 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 Financial Planning Course at the University of TN. He was past president of Norwood Branch of Kiwanis Club. 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.
WALKER, KENNETH R. DR. - of Knoxville, died suddenly 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by father, Herbert Rue Walker. Alternate and delegate for American Dental Association 61-Present; vice-president for Tennessee Dental Association 61-Present; president and treasurer 2-years for Second District Dental Association 61-Present; East Tn. Academy of Dental Practice Administration 88-Present; Academy of General Dentist 87; Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentistry 91; Fellowship in American College of Dentistry 90-Present; Tennessee Dental Association 64-Present; served as active member of 30 years, served as vice-president of East Tennessee, served two years on the Legislative Committee, served as committee member and chairman of Dental Relief Committee; served two years on the State Membership Committee, served as delegate to the House (three terms), served as alternative delegate to the House (two terms), served as Exificio member to the TDA Board of Trustees when serving as vice-president, while serving as chairman of Dental Relief, more money was raised by myself than in any previous year, served on Tenn-D-Pact Committee, served as Six Annual Sessions Committee for the State meetings, chairman of President's Banquet, master of ceremonies for President's Banquet, chairman of Reception Committee, chairman of the Prayer Breakfast, chairman of Special Events, chairman of President's Dance, member of Prayer Breakfast Committee, member of Reception Committee, member of Program Committee, member of Reception Committee; member of Tenn AdPac, serving on board of directors on State Level; member of D-Pac; member of A.C.E.; Dental Organizations include: Second District Dental Society, Tennessee Dental Association, American Dental Association, East Tennessee Academy of Dental Practice Administration, Fellowship in American College of Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, State Level Chairman of Rules and Order Committee for House of Delegates, State Level Board of Directors of Academy of General Dentistry2; Second District Dental Society ''Dentist of the Year Award''; served on District Level of Awards Committee; ADA Level: served as Alternative Delegate to American Dental Association; serving as Delegate to American Dental Association; Second District Dental Society, served as president, served as president elect, served two terms as treasurer, served as chairman of Dental Relief Committee, served on Earl Henry Committee, served on Membership Committee, served as Peer Review Committee, served as Lasion from 2nd District Dental to 2nd District Auxiliary, served as council member, served as alternative council member, served as United Way Chairman (society collected more money that year than in past years), served on Dean Slagle's Search Committee for dentist to head the General Dentistry Clinic at U.T. Hospital, served as Pabrlimaterian, served as chairman of East Tennessee Health Discovery Center for 2nd District, served as captain of Telephone Committee to help raise funds for East Tennessee Health Discovery Center, served as representative of 2nd District Dental on Channel 6 TV to promote young people to enter into the field of Dentistry, served as graduation speaker on two different occasions for dental school, served as dental representative to Norwood School, Hayes Sterchi, Brickey School lecturing about dental health, served as Career Day Speaker to Powell Middle School students that were interested in learning more about dentistry, served as host at our home for the Annual Dental Auxiliary Picnic, served as installation officer for Dental Auxiliary Officer, served on Speakers Bureau to talk to several Civic Clubs about dentistry, has been active member since 64, attended most functions, lectures, presentations, and has contributed as much as possible to the advancement of dentistry and to its image to the general public, Dental Assisting School, have worked with Mrs. Myers every year helping with trainees come through his office. He has donated a lot of dental equipment and supplies to the school. He has also given opening invocation and closing remarks, benediction at the graduating class. When President of 2nd District Dental Society, Ken went to Chicago and toured the American Dental Association Building. This was one of his goals he had set for himself when he was president. Now serving on ''Quality Control Board at U.T. Hospital.'' Sertoma: charter member since 69, served as secretary, treasurer, vice-president, and two terms as president. Served as chairman for the board two times. Chaired the largest fund raiser the club ever had. Has supplied more programs than any other member. Served on every Committee as Chairman and as member. Presently 100 % active. Toastmasters: served as club president and every other office in the club. Served as area governor. Served as district governor (which encompasses three states). Won more National Awards for the District than any governor that had been district governor. The District's membership grew by 32% during term as governor. American Cancer Society, served as board of directors. U.S. Constitutional Centennial Society. Served on 100 year Centennial Luncheon Committee and luncheon volunteer. Smoky Mountain Wood Carver Association, has had carving displayed at the Tennessee A & I Fair. National Wood Carver Association, active member since 78. Model A Club. Lions Club, served as public relations chairman, tail twister, sergeant of arms and membership, worked on all fund raisers (selling light bulbs and soliciting money on White Cain Day). Powell Businessmen Club. Chamber of Commerce, Cerebral Palsy Center, served on Board of Directors, worked on many fund raisers. Powell High Band Boosters Club, served as president, special sign committee, many fund raisers, chaired committee that physically built a concession stand. Knoxville Student Museum, served as chairman of Special Events Committee of museum. Norwood-Inskip Little League Ball Club, served as coach of T-Ball Team, sponsored two T-Ball Teams. Norwood-Inskip Recreation Center, served as member and booster. Easter Seal Society, worked and helped chair three different fund raisers. Judging coordinator for civic groups from Toastmasters International, this dealt with speech contests the different civic clubs would sponsor. Suzuki Parent Group at University of Tennessee. Has driven Phi Beta Phi's First Lady of Knoxville and Phi Beta Phi's Sweetheart in the Christmas Parade for the past several years. Y-Teen dances for several years. Has attended many night courses at University of Tennessee which included, violin, harmonica, clogging, photo, calligraphy and wine tasting. Worked with the Akima Club of Knoxville on their fund raisers as a performer, backdrop member and prop worker for many, many years. Member of Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, active elder. In previous churches I have served as deacon, elder, church trustee, church treasurer and chairman of board of elders. Active Gideon. Awards and Honors: Tennessee Fellowship Award, Special Appreciation Award from Dental District Dental for extra work given to the society, Fellowship in the American College of Dentistry, outstanding Sertoma Man of the Year, outstanding area govenor of district 63 Toastmasters, outstanding district govenor of district 63, won National Toastmasters Awards for District in 5 categories, received Optimist Leadership Award, honorary Tennessee Colonel, honorary member of Tennessee House of Representatives, received special appreciation awards from Norwood Sertoma for chairing fund raising programs, received several honor awards from the Lions Club for work performed while member, received ''Dentist of the Year Award'' from Second District Dental Society, Who's Who in Tennessee, Distiguished Service Award, Fellowship Award in International College of Dentistry, member of Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentistry. Captain with the U.S. Public Health Service. Suvivors: wife, Sue Walker, Knoxville; daughter, Kandi L. Walker, Denver, Colo.; daughter and fiance, Kendra S. Walker and Brian K. Patty, Knoxville; mother and stepfather, Lillian Walker and Walter Harbin; brother and sister-in-law, Bob Gene and Wilma Walker, all of Rockwood; dog, Maranda; cats, Bart and Baby Simba. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Rev. Fred West, Jr. and Rev. Thomas Sweet officiating. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ben Alley, Bill Powell, Paul Brakebill, Dilk Bowles, John Todd, Bill Rose, Jack Gotcher and Bill Townsend. Honorary pallbearers: Ralph Hodges, Second District Dental Society Members, Norwood Sertoma members and The Challengers Sunday School Class. For those who wish memorials may be made to the Kenneth R. Walker Memorial Fund, c/o Beaver Creek Cumberland Presybterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Highway, Knoxville, TN 37921, Gideon Memorial Bible, P.O. Box 5911, Knoxville, TN 37928-0911 or Norwood Sertoma Club, c/o Sertoma Center, Inc., 1400 East Fifth Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.