Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ARTER, JAMES ROSS - departed this life Wednesday, December
17, 1997, at Roane Medical Center. He served in the military with four
honorable discharges. Preceded in death by father, James R. Arter; mother,
Mrs. Mamie Arter; sister, Lena Lattimore; brothers, Lee Arter, and Robert
Arter. Survived by sister, Dorothy Arter (Robert F.) Wright of Graham,
N.C.; step-brothers, William Stevenson, Charles Stevenson, Larry Arter;
step-sister, Mary Lee Arter Page; and a host of other relatives and friends
to include a devoted cousin, Richard Brabson and nieces, Cheryl and Lisa
Arter. Graveside service will be held on Monday, December 22, 1997, at
12 noon at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Rev. Joe Colquitt officiating.
Family and friends will gather at the cemetery at 11:45 a.m. Arrangements
by Unity Mortuary.
BLACK, RUTH BAYLESS - age 85, of Maryville, died on Friday, December 19, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Thomas C. and Margaret Cannon Bayless of Madisonville. Mrs. Black was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, she was a retired school teacher who taught at Fairview Elementary School for in excess of twenty-five years, she was an active member of Broadway United Methodist Church, she was a member of the Chilhowee Club, the Blount County Retired Teachers Association and the Tennessee Education Association. Survivors include: husband, Tom J. Black; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald R. and Natha Black of Atlanta, Ga., David T. and Marty Black of Maryville; grandchildren, Thomas N. Black, Sharon Black Neidhammer, Jonathan Black, Stephen Black, all of Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte B. Grzebien of Alexandria, Va., Elizabeth Cannon Black of Maryville; great-gvrandchildren, Allison and Miranda Neidhammer; beloved nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronald Matthews officiating. The entombment will follow in Grandview Masusoleum. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Funeral Home, Maryville. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Broadway United Methodist Church, 309 E. Broadway, Maryville, Tenn. 37804. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
BURGER, CHARLES EDWARD - age 65, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, December 18, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems. Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Air Force. Preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Muncie Burger Rogers and William Harvey Rogers; and by a son, Charles D. Burger. Mr. Burger had a special affection for the Boys Club of Oak Ridge and has been an avid supporter and volunteer for many years. He is survived by special friends, Bobby Ford and Lawrence Hahn. Graveside services are Monday, December 22, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville with Rev. Ray Buchanan officiating. Memorials to the Boys Club of Oak Ridge, 102 S. Jefferson Cr., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Visitation will be Monday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
CALLAHAN, JOHN M. - age 75, of Seymour, died 7 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 1997, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a member of Seymour First Baptist Church. Mr. Callahan retired from Merita Bakery after 29 years of employment. Preceded in death by son, John Michael Callahan, II; parents, Raymond and Anna Callahan. Survivors include wife, Artamae Turner Callahan; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Charlie Blankenship of Seymour; daughter-in-law, Kathy Callahan of Knoxville; grandchildren, Vincent and wife, Michelle Franklin of Dayton, Ohio, Chad and wife, Camille Callahan of Knoxville, Patrick Callahan of Knoxville, Pam and B.J. McNeeley of Murfreesboro, Teresa and Matt Oates of Nashville, Jason McClure of Knoxville, and great-granddaughter, Katelyn Mae Franklin of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Bobby Bridges officiating. Family and friends will assemble 2 p.m. Sunday at Grandview Cemetery for interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to Seymour First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
CHEN, YU-MING - age 85, passed away Thursday, December 18, 1997, at his home. He was a teacher for 20 years and was former founding president of Taiwanese Association, East Tennessee Chapter. He is survived by his wife, Tong-Chun Tai Chen; sons and daughters-in-law, Chet and Sue Chen, Ted and Bernice Chen, Ken and Sherry Chen; daughters and sons-in-law, Alice and Ching Yu, Janey and Peter Wong, Su and James Chen, Mimi and Marvin Kerley; grandchildren, Julie Sachen and husband, Carl, Eric, Neal, Dale, Gene, Jimmy and Susie Chen, Amy and Linda Yu, Andrew Wong. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Sunday in the Highland Memorial Chapel, Dr. Henry Lee will officiate. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are with Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
CHESNEY, BILLIE DOUGLAS - of Knoxville, born January 6, 1920, died 10:06 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Little Creek Sanitarium. She was a member of Meridian Baptist Church and former longtime member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Retired from T.V.A. Preceded in death by husband, Roy Chesney; paerents, William and Lillie Douglas and sister, Alice Douglas. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Royce Ann and Charles Sanders; grandson, Robert Sanders; sisters, Margaret Harmon, Mildred Branch and Alma Raynolds, all of Knoxville, Dorothy Bumgarner, Florida; brothers, Jim Douglas, Georgia, Carroll Douglas, Seymour; severral nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Robert Sanders officiating. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Stoney Point Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Memorials may be made to Meridian Baptist Church, 6513 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920 or Riverdale Baptist Church, Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37924. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
CLEMONS, DOROTHY AULT - age 77, of Decatur, Ga., passed away December 19, 1997, at Columbia Northlake Regional Medical Center in Decatur. Mrs. Clemons was a native of Knox County, Tenn. She was a member of Second United Methodist Church and a proud and active supporter of the Salvation Army. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Sallie Clemons Park of Lilburn, Ga. and Mrs. Nancy Clemons Lawson of Roswell, Ga.; sons, Mr. Arthur W. ''Jay'' Campbell of Stone Mountain, Ga., Mr. George Clemons of Snellville, Ga., Mr. Darryl Clemons of Texas, and Mr. Estral T. Clemons, Jr. of Alpharetta, Ga.; sisters, Mrs. Katherine Vance of Maryville, Tenn. and Mrs. Ada Sams of Bluff City, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Russell Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
CLAIBORNE, GLEN REED - age 69, of West Knoxville, died December 18, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral. Graduate of University of Tennessee Law School, a Torchbearer, president of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Member of Omicron Delta Kappa Fraternity, Scabbard and Blade, the American Institute of CPA's., The American Bar Association, Cherokee Country Club, The Old Magnolia Marching and Chowder Society and lifelong member of the Elk's Lodge. President of the Sertoma Club and was involved in many other various organizations and activities. Glen Claiborne was a beloved father and husband, a lover of life. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was an honorble man in life and law, who served many people throughout his days. Survivors: wife, Phyllis Harvey Claiborne; daughters, Olwen Graves Claiborne of Gatlinburg, Mary Pom Claiborne and Julia Reed Claiborne, both of Knoxville; sons, Reed Hogan Claiborne of Knoxville, Matthew G. Carr of Clinton and Jeffrey P. Carr of Union Co.; brother and sister-in-law, John and Lucy Claiborne of LaFollette; sisters, Blanche Sharp of LaFollette, Mary Hollingsworth and husband, Joe of Clinton; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral with The Very Rev. John C. Ross and The Rev. Canon Laura Myhr officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Reed Claiborne, Matthew Carr, Jeffrey Carr, Joe Hollingsworth, Jim Hollingsworth, Bill Claiborne, Carl Whipple and Roger Starr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knox County and/or Sevier County Libraries. Friends may call at their convenience at the family home or at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
COMBS, JOHN WALTER (JACK) JR. - age 69, of Fountain City, passed away Friday, December 19, 1997, after a long illness. Preceded in death by daughter, Lila Rebecca Combs; sister, Millicent Combs Stout; father and mother, John and Lila Combs. Survivors: wife, Patricia Y. Lynch Combs; son and daughter-in-law, John and Ann Combs of Chattanooga; sons, Marshall Combs of Johnson City and David Combs of Knoxville; daughter, Sharon Combs of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Tom Witt of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Patricia Oaks and Teresa Robinson, of Knoxville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
DANNER, ELEANOR BLACKMON - will be celebrating Jesus' birthday with Him in heaven this Christmas. Her earthly body died December 18, 1997, in Thomasville, Ga. Her sons and their wives, John and Janice, Phil and Gail, rejoice in the promise that because she believed in Jesus she will never die. She leaves six grandchildren, Chris and Kelly, Amy, JoAnna, Joel, and Tom; and one great-grandchild; sisters, Wilma Defnall and Irma Ezell. Her husband, Howard, preceded her to their heavenly home. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver's Chapel, Dr. Ron Stewart officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a 2 p.m. graveside services. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund.
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. Family and friends will assemble for interment at 12 noon Saturday, December 19, 1997, at Asbury Cemetery with Rev. Mike Tyson officiating. Pallbearers: Marty Humphrey, Erik Knight Dockins, Jack Odum, Bart Fricks, James Franklin and Richard Vineyard. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville, Tenn.
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. Masonic memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday by Charles H. McKinney Lodge No. 433, F&AM followed by funeral service at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Ron O. Allen officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Norwood United Methodist Church, 2110 Merchants Rd., Knoxville, TN 37912. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
DUNLAP, THELMA - age 76, passed away Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, John Henry Dunlap and three sisters, Pearl, Bessie and Evelyn. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jama Dunlap; granddaughters, Lindy, Michelle, Candice and Megan; grandson, Aaron Dunlap; brother, Clyde Dockery; sister, Helen Teffteller; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland South Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Highland South Funeral Home.
ENGLAND, BARBARA SUE HAMPTON - age 59, of Claxton, passed away at her residence Thursday, December 18, 1997, following a lenthy illness. Member of South Clinton Baptist Church. Retired seamstress. Preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Kay Hampton Fox. Survivors: husband, James C. England, Jr.; daughters, Karen Hampton Bradshaw, Knoxville, Tammy Hampton McDuffie, Knoxville, Joyce England Huskey, Seymour; sons, James Allen Hampton, Claxton, Greg Steven Hampton, Clinton, Jamie William Fox, Knoxville; mother and stepfather, Susan Irene and Dewey B. Hickman, Karns; grandsons, Jason Daniel Hampton, Jacob Allen Hampton, Justin Charles McDuffie, Jeremy Fritz McDuffie, Gregory Bryan Hampton; brothers, Jack Stevens, Emmitt (Sonny) Stevens, Jr., both of Karns; special friends, Dr. Allan Grossman and Staff. The family will receive friends Saturday, 12-2 p.m. with funeral services following at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mark Huskey will officiate. Interment will follow at New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN.
ESTEP, MRS. GOLDA D. - age 91, 461 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, died at her residence Friday morning following an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Grant and Cora Davis Arnold. Mrs. Estep was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn J. Estep in 1987. Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Lowe, Mountain City, and Betty Lou Huddleston, Butler; two sons, Jay Estep, Knoxville, and Hillie Estep, Logansville, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Onnie Pleasant, Johnson City; two brothers, Windom Arnold and Stancil Arnold, both of Butler; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchidlren; one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Little Doe Baptist Church, Butler, with the Rev. Kreg Smith and Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Interment will be in the Nave Cemetery, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge. (423) 543-3839.
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. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
HAGAMAN, BRENDA SUE - age 45, of Knoxville, passed away quietly at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center on Thursday, December 18, 1997, after a long illnesss. Ms. Hagaman is preceded in death by her mother, Nell Marie Hamley. Survived by father, Frank A. Hamley, Jr.; brother, Steven A. Hamley and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday for graveside service, Rev. Ted Witt officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at or the family will be present 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's.
HAGOOD, WILEY RAYMOND - age 69, of 807 Old Hwy. 11W Rogersville, went to be with the Lord Friday, December 19, 1997, at Holston Valley Hospital at 5 a.m. Mr. Hagood was a veteran of WWII having served in the UL.S. Navy, and retired supervisor for T.V.A. having worked for all twelve plants in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama for approximately 40 years. He was a graduate of Rogersville High School. He was a member of East Rogersville Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley D. and Eliza Mowdy Hagood; sister, Helen Greer; brother, Heiskel Hagood; two nephews, Gary Hagood and Johnny Hagood; with his sister, Mary L. Hamblen passing away on the same day. Surviving are his wife, Versenoia Johnson Hagood of the home; sister, Nina Ruth Greene of Morristown; three brothers, Roy Hagood, Clinton Hagood and Ed Hagood, all of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews. Masonic service will be held 7 p.m. Sunday at Colboch-Price Chapel by Overton Lodge #5. Funeral service will follow with Rev. Grady Byrd officiating. Military graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery by Hawkins County Color Guard. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Sunday prior to the services at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville.
HAMBY, MRS. LILLIAN CHITWOOD - age 68, of Lancing, passed away Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mae Garrett; father, Fletcher Brasfield Chitwood; stepfather, Charlie Garrett; brother, Billy Joe Chitwood; sister, Zella Mae Garrett. She is survived by her husband, Edward Hamby; two sons, J.W. Hamby of Lancing and Donald Hamby of Plainville, Ga.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Bill Chitwood of Midtown and Daniel Garrett of Wartburg; one sister, Charlene Rice of North Carolina. The family will receive friends Saturday evening, December 20, 1997, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. The funeral service will be Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church with Rev. Buster Armes officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
HANCOCK, JAMES RILEY - infant, passed away December 18, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Survivors: father, James Glenn Hancock; mother, Freda Ann Gross Hancock; paternal grandparents, Dennis Hancock of South Carolina, and Darlene Hancock of Loudon; maternal grandparents, Johnny and Thelma Gross of Knoxville; Great-grandmother, Lena DeBusk of Loudon; several uncles, aunts, cousins, and other family members. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Highland South Cemetery, Rev. Carl McGill officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Highland South Funeral Home.
JOHNSON, ROSE EBLEN - age 74, of the Bradbury Community in Roane Co., passed away Thursday, December 18, 1997, at the U.T. Hospital. Rose was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Kingston. She retired from Roane State Community College where she was the admissions clerk. A longtime mother advisor to the Rainbows in Roane Co. and member of the Order of Eastern Star. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Myra Waller Eblen; husband, J.C. Johnson; brother, Hugh Eblen, and sister, Bobbie Bush. Survived by her children and spouses; Fran and Robert Puckett of Kingston, Nancy and Toy Elliiot of Etowah, John and Pam Johnson of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Melanie Townsend and husband, Allen, of Pensacola, Fla., Jeremy Puckett of Kingston, Matthew Elliot of Etowah; great-grandson, Brandon Townsend of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Joe Eblen of North Carolina; sisters, June Murray of Maryland, Frances Roberts of Kingston, and Betty Westmoreland; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Henegar officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
JONES JR., HOWARD C - age 76, of Fountain City. No funeral service are planned for Howard C. Jones who passed away at his home in Walland, Tenn. on November 26, 1997. Cremation has already taken place. Mr. Jones was born October 31, 1921 in Fountain City, Tenn. He was a non-resident member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church for many years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed aboard the U.S.S. California during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After his discharge from the corps, he was employed at the Knoxville Post Office until his retirement. He is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen and Lehman Brothers of Buffalo, Wyoming; 1 aunt, several nieces and nephews cousins. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, was in charge of local arrangements.
MULLINS, BEULAH M. - age 79, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by mother, Ella Ballew, and father, Sam Ballew of Sylvia, N.C.; grandson, Tony Tarver; granddaughters, Phyllis Morton and Tina Appling. Survived by husband, Robert Mullins; daughters, Sarah Christianson, Mary Shasteen, Betty Francicso, Bernice Pritchard, Carol Miller, Jayne Miller, Rose Miller, Kathleen Fortenberry, and Carolyn Williams; sons, Fred Pinion, Jr., Vernon Hein, Bernie Hein, Stanley Mullins, and Ronnie Mullins; sisters, Margaret Patterson, Dorcas Brown, Verna Kulezk, Dorothy Turner, Zella Price, and Pearl Ballew; 48 plus grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Glenn Bruner officiating. Family and friends will meet at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and proceed to Tuckahoe Baptist Church Cemetery for a 2 p.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
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.
MIMS, HARRY KIRKLAND, SR. - of the Paint Rock Community, Roane County, passed away Thursday afternoon at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was retired from T.V.A. after 18 years where he was a material tester and labor foreman. He was a member and chairman of the deacons at Paint Rock Baptist Church. Mr. Mims owned and operated Paint Rock Grocery. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by parents, Lemuel and Rebecca Gruber Mims; sisters, Gladys Martin and Elizabeth Purvis; foster-mother, Mary Hutchison. Survivors: wife, Vivian Estes Mims; children of the home, Andrew Mims and Kayci Mims; children and spouses, Harry K. and Rosemary Mims, Steven and Lisa Mims, Jan and Ronny Miller, all of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren, Kitsi, Adams, Troy, Jessica, Alyson and Lindsi; sisters, Grace Carter, Anna Lee Fontaine; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jackie Mims; brother-in-law, James Martin, all of Charleston, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; a special foster niece, Harriett Eckert of Charleston, S.C.; foster nephew, Joseph Keller of Charleston, S.C.; a host of in-laws that supported and loved him like a brother. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Paint Rock Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Click and Rev. Dan Dewey officiating. The body will lie in state from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Paint Rock Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veteran's Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
NARRAMORE, JAMES C. - age 65, of Farragut, passed away Thursday while visiting a daughter in Pennsylvania. He was retired from Knoxville Sheet Metal as a production manager and was a member of the Farragut Christian Church. Preceded in death by parents, Robert Monroe and Bessie Sullivan Narramore. He is survived by wife, Sue Debord Narramore of Farragut; son, James A. Narramore and wife, Pamela of Farragut; daughter, Lenda Evans and husband, Glen of Middletown, Pa.; brothers, Hershell Narramore and wife, Elizabeth of Auburndale, Fla., Leroy Narramore and wife, Peggy of Auburndale, Fla., Newell Narramore and wife Pat of Winter Haven, Fla., Charles Narrramore of Auburndale, Fla.; sisters, Jonell Fisher and husband, Donald of Pikeville, Tenn., Janie Lanham and husband, Robert of Polk City, Fla.; five grandsons; three granddaaughters and one great-granddaughter also survive. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville, Tenn. with burial to follow in the Debord Cemetery, Pikeville, Tenn. The family will receive friends there Sunday from 5-9 p.m. The family will also receive friends at Highland West Funeral Home in Knoxville from 7-9 p.m. Saturday evening. Local arrangements by Highland West Funeral Home, 693-9547.
PEEL, EVA EILEEN - born in Macon County, Ill. to Acel and Macy 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 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.
ROMO, LILIAN MAE NICHOLS - age 79, passed away Friday, December 19, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Survived by husband, James Romo of Mascot; brothers, Earl Nichols and Edgar Nichols. Funeral service and entombment will be private. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway.
SHARP, REV. ARNOLD - age 76, of Lake City, Tenn. passed away December 18, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was minister at Mountain View Baptist Church, and a retired coal miner. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific theater. He is a retired employee of the Lake City Water Department. He is preceded in death by his parents, Millie Nelson and Henry Sharp; brother, Earl Sharp. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Lillian Ruth Harness Sharp of Lake City; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Ken and Deborah Sharp of Lake City; daughter, Doris Ann Sharp of Lake City; grandson, Jason Sharp of Lake City; sister, Georgia Walker of Lake City; mother-in-law, Esther Johnson of Lake City; nephews, Gary Walker of Lake City, Rev. David Walker of Lake City; nieces, Carolyn West of Lake City, Janie Bridges of Lake City, Kathy Jenkins of Lake City, Debbie Harness of Lake City, Donna Carlton of Oak Ridge. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Decemnber 20, 19979, at Cox-Martin Chapel. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 1997, at Cox-Martin Chapel with Rev. Larry Burchfield, Rev. George Miller, Rev. David Walker officiating. Interment immediately following the funeral service Sunday, December 21, 1997, at Leach Cemetery, full military honors at graveside. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements.
SIMS, MRS. LAFETTIE CARTER SIMS - of 3612 Gap Rd. departed this life December 18, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. She was preceded in death by husband, Wilbur E. Sims. She attended Holston High School and graduated from Knoxville College. Retired from Knoville City School System and a charter member of Trinity Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors: son, Wilbur A. (Angeline) Sims and Warren L. Sims; grandchildren, Shawn Robinson, Lavonda F. Sims, Gretel S. Sims, Loren D. Sims, Semedara L. Sims, Angelisa Glenn, Jimmy Woods; great-grandchild, Estevenico J. Chandler, sister, Lois P. (Robert L.) Wright, Ara (William) Sharp, Navernia (Samuel J. Jr.) Smith; sisters-in-law, Celestine Sims, Beatrice Carter, Mildred Johnson, Edna Carter and Roberta Carter; aunts, Martina Butler, and Esma Carter; many devoted friends to include Wynell Morgan, Dr. George and Harriet Harris, Gracie Brown and Mildred Thompson, Mary Harris; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Monday , 12-1 p.m. at Trinity Seventh Day Adventist Church, 222 Kirkwood St., Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. with Elder John Brown officiating. Interment to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery, (Sutherland Ave.) Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
SMITH, MINERVA ESTALEE - age 90, of Kodak, Tenn., passed away Friday, December 19, 1997, at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center in Sevierville, Tenn. She was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur B. Smith; brothers, Dallas Henderson, Winford Henderson, Ralph Henderson; sister, Louella Henderson. Survivors include sisters, Mae Coche of Knoxville, Beulah Huffaker of Knoxville, Julia Hodge and husband, Jack, of Kodak; Flora Catlett of Kodak, Imogene Ward and husband, Paul, of Kodak; brothers, Burl Henderson and wife, Ruth, of Knoxville, Tom Henderson and wife, Estalee, of Kodak; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held 8 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Rawlings Chapel in Sevierville, Tenn. with the Rev. Tom Henderson and Rev. Wayne Stinnett officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 1997, at Beech Springs Cemetery in Kodak, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Rawlings. Arrangements made by Rawlings Funeral Home.
STRANGE, BEULAH M. - age 89, of Strawberry Plains, died 2:10 p.m. C.S.T. Thursday, December 18, 1997, at NHC Health Care Center, Franklin, Tenn. Member of Macedonia United Methodist Church, and the Loyalty Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband, Fredrick Strange, and retired from Knoxville Utility Board. Survivors: daughter, Wanda Bumpas, Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lynne Bumpas-Hooper, Julie Bumpas, and William Bumpas; great-grandchildren, Amber and April Bumpas, Curtis and Austin Hooper; nephew, whom she raised and wife, Paul and Geneva Johnson and children, Gary Johnson, Paula Hilton, Steve and David Johnson. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Macedonia United Methodist Church, Rev. John Robinson officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church 4630 Holston Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia United Methodist Church. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge.
STRICKLAND, ROBERT BRUCE - age 71, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, December 18, 1997, at his residence. He retired from Union Carbide where he had worked as a dispatcher at the Y-12 Nuclear Plant in Oak Ridge. He was a member of the Oliver Springs Masons, Omega Lodge # 0536. He was born August 4, 1926 in Belmont, Miss. to Spencer and Cathaline Moore Strickland. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Terry Strickland. Survivors: wife, Lauvena W. Strickland, of Clinton; son, Donnie Wyrick and wife, Mary, of Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Erica and Brandon Wyrick of Baltimore, Md.; sister, Nellie Strickland of Alexander, Va.; several special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with a Masonic funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at McCarty-Woodhaven Memorial Gardens at Claxton, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.
SWICEGOOD, THELMA PEARMAN - age 89, of Rocky Mount and formerly of Lenoir City, Tenn., died Friday, December 19, 1997, in a local nursing home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. C.O. Swicegood and a son, Lloyd L. Swicegood of Athens, Tenn. Mrs. Swicegood was a member of the Unitia Holiness Church. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Estelle and Alfred Pagans, Union Hall, Joyce and Charlie Dunlap, Maryville, Tenn., Elaine and David Swindell, Leavenworth, Kansas, Donna Gay, Grovetown, Ga., Roena Stevens, Crossville, Tenn, Deloris Earlywine, Issaquah, Wash., Jack and Ruth Swicegood, Rocky Mount, Rev. Charles and Anna Swicegood, Union Hall, Gerald T. and Shirley Swicegood, Florence, Ala.; 33 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday from the Unitia Holiness Church, Lenoir City, Tenn. with Rev. Dewey Morton and Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in the Unitia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the church and from 6 until 8 p.m,. Saturday at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials to the charity of your choice.
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 Thompson; 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. Interment 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.
TIPTON, DOROTHY L. - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, December 18, 1997. She was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Survivors: husband, Homer B. Tipton; daughters, Vicki Johnson and husband, Buddy Barbara Lee; three grandchildren, Mark Lee, Dusty Johnson and Shelli Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Marshall Lee; sister, Mary Nelson. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 1997, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dennis Ford officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
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. 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. Rev. Howard Hurst and Rev. Dean Braden officiating. Pallbearers: Dewey Brooks, Lynn Griffin, Charlie Cline, and Arnold Green. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.