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ASBURY, MAMIE SHULTZ - age 95, of Caryville, passed away Saturday morning at LaFollette Medical Center. She was a member of Caryville United Methodist Church, Caryville OES #415. Retired after 48 years combined postal service as a clerk and Post Master at Caryville. Preceded in death by husband, Lee Roy Asbury. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Joan Asbury, Speedwell; granddaughter and husband, Elizabeth and Ron Lawson, Jacksboro; grandsons and wife, Wes and Sarah Asbury, Knoxville, Rob Asbury, Speedwell; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Cross Chapel, Rev. Tom Redding, Mr. Gene Wright officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday, Carey Cemetery, Caryville. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cross Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caryville United Methodist Church. Friends who wish to do so may call at the family home, 508 Park Road, Caryville, Sunday afternoon or Monday. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

BELL, EMILY BELLE BONEY - age 89, of the Glades Community in Gatlinburg, died Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Sevier Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alfred Bell. Survivors: children, Roberta and Lynn Ogle, Faith and Ilmars Birznieks, Alan Bell; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Roaring Fork Baptist Church, Rev. David Ayers and Rev. Mitch Ayers officiating. Interment to follow in Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Monday at Roaring Fork Baptist Church. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

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 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-grandchildren, 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 Mausoleum. 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, TN 37804. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

BOHLER, MARGARET JAMES - age 90, of West Knoxville, died Friday, December 19, 1997, at Shannondale Health Care Center. Member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Yonkers, N.Y. Trustee in charge of pensions and welfare with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. Received numerous awards for her dedicated service as a pink lady volunteer at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. Preceded in death by husbands, Thomas H. Atherton and Patrick A. Bohler. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Barbara Atherton of Oldwick, N.J.; daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Dr. Carl Lundin of Knoxville; stepson Robert Bohler and wife Mary of Bend, Oregon; three grandchildren, Carole Leigh Lundin of Houston, Texas, Cynthia Henning and husband John of Winter Park, Fla., Carrie Langston and husband Mark of Knoxville; five great-grandchildren, Timothy Lundin, Nathaniel Henning, Corinne Henning, Bryce Langston and Hollis Langston; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Fred Theinert; niece, Marion Boyd, all of Concord, N.H. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Ted Witt officiating. Entombment at Episcopal Church of the Ascension. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1150 17th St. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036. Friends may call at their convenience from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

BRANSON, L. DARLENE - age 40, passed away suddenly Saturday, December 20, 1997, at home. She was a member of Marbledale Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Orville R. Branson; grandparents, Lee and Mollie Branson, James and Mary Davis. Survived by mother, Betty C. Branson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Dicky Lyon, Patricia and Bobby Jenkins; nieces and nephews, Brandi and Torey Lyon, Bobby, Crystal and Chris Jenkins. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Al Smith officiating. The family and friends will meet at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and proceed to Thorngrove Cemetery for an 11 a.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

BUSH, DOROTHY JANE - age 87, of Maryville, formerly of Osceola, Neb., passed away Friday afternoon, December 19, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. Member of the United Methodist Church in Osceola, Neb. Preceded in death by husband, Dwight Bush; parents, Benjamin R. and Mary T. Price; brothers, Aubry and Ray Price; sister, Dessie Dahl. Survivors: daughter, Connie Dunning of Alcoa; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Gary Gray of Kilgore, Texas; grandchildren and spouses, Valerie and David Connor, T.J. and Tommy Kitts, Larry and Beverly Dunning, Mike Dunning; great-grandchildren, Christine, Brandon, Stephanie Kitts, Aaron and Alyssa Connor, Brandon Ridings; sister, Daisy Huber of Nebraska City, Neb.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Danny Davis officiating. Interment Tuesday, December 23, 1997, Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City, Neb. The family will receive friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

CANNING, MARY MARGARET HOSKINS - age 92, formerly of Knoxville, died Monday, December 15, 1997, in Tucson, Ariz. Graduate of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and president of Chi Omega Sorority. Member of D.A.R., O.E.S., El Rio Country Club, Oro Valley Country Club, Daughters of the Confederacy and Western Writers of America. Active in Girl Scouts and Red Cross. Newspaper reporter for Scripps Howard Newspaper Co. and reporter at eight presidential conventions. Survivors: daughters, Margaret Graeme Canning of Tucson, Ariz., Harriet Perkins of Puallup, Wash., and Andrea Lynn Mahbobah of Tucson, Ariz.; grandson, Laurence Perkins of Puyallup, Wash.; sister, Betty Lynn Jasper of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Dr. G. Carswell Hughs officiating. Donations may be made in Mary Margaret's memory to American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

CARMACK, ELIZA - age 90, of New Tazewell, was born November 18, 1907, and passed away December 19, 1997, at the Claiborne County Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Tazewell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Glen R. Carmack; parents, Ewin and Martha (Shumate) Campbell; brothers, Lon and Neal Campbell. She is survived by her sister, Bertha Campbell Payne of New Tazewell, Tenn.; niece, Mrs. Bill (Peggy) Chumley of Orange Wood, Fla.; nephews, Edmund Campbell of Knoxville, Tenn., Lon Campbell of Knoxville, Tenn., Jack Campbell of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Claiborne Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Garner officiating. Music by Becky Livesay, Dottie Crutchfield and Pat Tarter. Pallbearers: Men of First Baptist Church, New Tazewell. Burial 11 a.m. Monday in the Fairview Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

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; parents, 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; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Stoney Point Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Robert Sanders officiating. Memorials may be made to Meridian Baptist Church, 6513 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920 or Riverdale Baptist Church, Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37924. Arrangements by 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. 

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 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. Private graveside services will be held Sunday afternoon, Mr. Rick Grover officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knox County Association of Retarded Citizens or to the Christian Foundation for Handicapped. Arrangements 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. 

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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

DYER, DAKOTA WAYNE - infant son of Gerald and Judy Dyer of Blaine, born and died 7:07 a.m. Friday, December 19, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Other survivors include sister, Brittney Dyer, Blaine; grandparents, Mack and Brenda Dyer, Blaine, Ralph and Martha Coffey, Luttrell; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dyer Cemetery, Rev. Connie E. Elliott officiating. God took his angel home to live in heaven. We will meet you on the other side of Jordan. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

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. 

FERRIGNO, AUGUSTINE - age 69, of Key West, Florida. In loving memory of Augie Ferrigno, husband, father and best friend, who died December 18, 1997. Augie owned a sporting goods distributorship for 20 years in Hialeah, Florida. Following retirement he was an avid saltwater fisherman and boatman. It was his love of the sport that brought him to Florida in 1956. He was one of the few people who was able to combine the sport he loved so well with a successful career. He was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife, Rosalie. He is survived by his children - daughter and son-in-law, Jo-Ann and Douglas Wolf; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Ferrigno and Vickie Edmonds; and daughter, Marie Ferrigno; grandchildren, Danielle and Michael Wolf, Dillon and Sierra Rose Ferrigno; sisters, Josephine Dispenzieri, Agnes Rini and Rose Amato; brother, Anthony Ferrigno. Family and friends will gather at the Rusty Anchor for a memorial service Sunday, December 21, 1997, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. Arrangements by Palms West Funeral Home, 110 Business Parkway (State Rd. #7), Royal Palm Beach, Flordia. 

FORD, MARY RUTH SMITH - age 66, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, December 19, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Cumberland Baptist Church and a member of Bearden Chapter #437 Order of the Eastern Star. Preceded in death by parents, W.O. and Ila Mae Smith; brothers, Kenneth and Roy Smith. Survived by husband of 46 years, James R. Ford; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Philip Peek; sons, Ricky and Ed Ford; grandchildren, Stephanie and Shaun Jameson and Dustin Ford; step-grandchild, Marisa Peek Abel; brothers, Calvin Smith, Ray Smith and wife Gail; sister-in-law, Bobbie Smith. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Crystal Gue and staff, Dr. Thomas McDonald and staff, outpatient registration staff and nurses of 6 East at U.T. Hospital, especially Sue Bales. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Cumberland Baptist Church with the service to follow at 8 p.m., Rev. Hershel Chevallier and Rev. Eugene Fleming officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 Monday at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: Kenneth Ford, Shaun Jameson, Scott Smith, Kenny Smith, Randy Smith and Tony Smith. Honorary pallbearers: the Caring Sunday School Class and other special friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909; or to the Cumberland Baptist Church Mission House. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. 

GREENLEE, AGNES VIRGINIA - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of Magnavox. She was the wife of the late Garland Greenlee; mother of the late Jack Greenlee; sister of the late Velma Nelson and Janie Sherrod and Charles Lambdin. Survived by daughters, Shirley Jett and Diane Watkins; sons, Bill and Jim Greenlee, all of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Kathy Greenlee; granddaughter, Tammy Proffitt; grandsons, Billy Greenlee, Jr., Jeff Greenlee, Chris Jett and Jimmy Jett; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday, Fielden Chapel. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, New Blackwell Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

HAGAMAN, BRENDA SUE - age 45, of Knoxville, passed away quietly at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center on Thursday, December 18, 1997, after a long illness. 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. 

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. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home. 

HUNT, CLARENCE VESTER - age 96, went to be with the Lord at 3 a.m. Friday, December 19, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital, Knoxville. He was born in Florence, Alabama, June 21, 1901. he was a member of Woodmen of the World and was the oldest member of First Baptist Church, Seymour. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Florence Hunt; five brothers; and his first wife, Ethel Fuller Hunt. Survivors: wife, Mary Craft Hunt; daughter, Elizabeth Vessell Reed of Seymour, Tenn.; son, Ernest A. Hunt of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Roy Hunt of Florence, Ala.; sisters, Edna Mae Watson of Leighton, Ala., Frances Thomason of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; granddaughter, Charlotte Frye of Sevierville, Tenn.; grandson, Jimmy Vessell of Seymour, Tenn.; five great-granddaughters; four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with Dr. Richard Emmert officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

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 Elliot 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. 

KITTS, MARY KATHERINE - age 78, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 20, 1997, at NHC Healthcare, Knoxville. She was preceded in death by husband, Elvin E. Kitts; parents, Luther and Clara Anderson; sisters, Lola Holbert and Margaret England. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. Survived by brothers, Luther C. Anderson of Greenville, S.C., and Jack Lynn Anderson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sister, Geneva Rosenbalm of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Herman Lakin, Rev. Ralph Cox and Chaplain Ken Edmonds officiating. Family and friends will meet at Milan Cemetery 11 a.m. Tuesday for an interment service. Pallbearers: Daryl Cole, Marshall Smith, Jack Berney, Gary Smith, Hoyt Tilley and Jason Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class of Unity Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

LYLES, MRS. ANNA WAMPLER - age 69, formerly of Harriman, died Friday, December 19, 1997, in Dayton, Ohio. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, A.C. and Francis Wampler; and two children, David and Lynn Cofer. She is survived by her husband, Dilbert Lyles; two sons, Ronnie and Jack Cofer, both of Harriman; one daughter, Darlene Lane of Rockwood, Tenn.; two stepchildren, Kay and Bob Davis, both of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Wampler of Texas, Don Wampler of Harriman, Tenn.; one sister, Helen Clark of Harriman, Tenn. Funeral services will be held Monday evening at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Mason Goodman officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Harriman City Cemetery. Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, in charge of arrangements. 

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 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, from 1:30-2:30 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. 

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. 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 with Rev. Glenn Bruner officiating. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. 

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, Lisa Schofield, 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. Arrangements by Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

NETHERTON, MORRIS H. - age 86, of 716 Netherton Ave., Madisonville, passed away 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 1997, at East Tennessee Health Care. Member of First United Methodist Church of Madisonville. Survivors: wife, Judith Witt Netherton; daughter, Lynn McConkey, Madisonville; son, Morris H. Netherton, Chino Hills, Calif.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Tina Netherton. Memorial service 8 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Rev. Mike Jackson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Monroe County, P.O. Box 575, Madisonville, TN 37354. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

NORRIS, JESSIE MAE CURETON (MRS. T.J. NORRIS) - age 94, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday evening, December 19, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. Mrs. Norris was born in Newport, Tennessee, October 31, 1903, to Aurelious Crockett Cureton and Sally Cline Cureton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Turner James Norris; son, A.C. Norris Sr.; and grandson, A.C. Norris Jr., both of Morristown; son-in-law, Dr. Keith S. Harrison of Greeneville; parents; brother, Pearl Cureton; sister, Georgia Cureton Ottinger. Jessie and her husband moved from Newport to Lenoir City in 1920, where they raised their family. Mr. and Mrs. Norris were very active in the Eatons Community for many years operating a restaurant during the 1930s, a farm, a grist mill, was a taxidermist and later was an antique dealer. She was a very active and vibrant person involved in many community activities. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a teacher for many years of the Golden Age Sunday School Class. Member of Eastern Star Chapter #188, the Clionian Club, the Christian Women's Club, Hiwassee Chapter of the D.A.R. and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. A former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, chairman of the East Tennessee Heart Association for 15 years and past president of Eatons P.T.A. Mrs. Norris had served on the governor's staff of Lamar Alexander and Winfield Dunn. For many years she was a Pleasant Hill news columnist for the Loudon County News Herald. Very active for many years in the Loudon County Republican Party and senior citizens. She was always known as a loving homemaker, business woman and a friend to many. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Iliff R. McMahan Sr. of Newport, Patricia Norris Harrison of Greeneville; son and daughter-in-law, Billy Cecil and Alice Liner Norris of Knoxville; grandchildren, Trish Harrison of Memphis, Iliff R. McMahan Jr. of Newport, Douglas Norris of Knoxville, Andy Norris of Nashville, Sharon Weems of Knoxville, Addie Eileen Ferguson of Roswell, N.M.; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Cureton of Loveland, Colo.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City and 1-2 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Glenn Gamble and Rev. Jeff Bosley officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: grandchildren, Ted Wampler, Bea Brackett and Claude Weems. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

O'MARY, JAMES - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, December 19, 1997, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. Preceded in death by his wife, Dottie; and brother, Noah. Survivors: sons, Tommy and Frank O'Mary of Knoxville; daughter, Mary O'Neal of Dade City, Fla.; brothers, Joe and Charles O'Mary of Knoxville; sisters, Leona Hill, Mattie Plowman and Martha Jenkins, all of Knoxville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, December 22, 1997, at Rocky Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Bellamy officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

RAINES, WILLIE RAY - age 85, of Maryville, died Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He attended 3rd Street Baptist Church, was retired from ALCOA and was a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Service Club. He was a member of Rockford Lodge #469 F&AM, was preceded in death by a sister, Delphia Boling; and twin sister, Lillie Dishman. Survivors include his wife, Violet Elizabeth Raines; son, Lowell G. Raines of Greeneville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Pat Raines of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Gilbert Frye of Maryville, Norma and Ray Morris of Hendersonville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eli Henry and Rev. James R. Green officiating. The interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to 3rd Street Baptist Church, Maryville, TN. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SMITH, MRS. BESSIE H. - passed away Thursday, December 18, 1997, in Alexandria, Va. Knoxville relatives: sister, Clara Riggins; nieces, Evelyn Riggins and Reba Drew; several great-nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 23, 1997, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with funeral service to follow at Lewis Funeral Home, 331 North Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Lewis Funeral Home in charge. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

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 Austin High School and graduated from Knoxville College. Retired from Knoxville 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. Sr.) 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 from 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, MRS. EDNA - age 80, passed away Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Laurelbrook Nursing Home in Dayton, Tenn. Mrs. Smith was an employee of Allied Signal Company, having retired in 1980. Preceded in death by two sons, Steven and Douglas Smith. Survivors: sons, Hugh Smith of Powell and Michael Smith of Chattanooga; sister, Violet Inman of Claxton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, December 22, 1997, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Interment will follow at Lynch-Bethel Cemetery. Friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the East Tennessee Alzheimer's Association. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Monday, December 22, 1997, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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 Bumpus, Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lynne Bumpus-Hooper, Julie Bumpus and William Bumpus; great-grandchildren, Amber and April Bumpus, 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. 

WARD, DOROTHY - age 82, of Caryville, passed away Saturday, December 20, 1997, at her home. She was a member of College Hill Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Starl Ward; son who is in Missing in Action from the Korean War, Herbert Ward; daughter, Velcie Ward; and parents, Harry and Anne Coffey Carson. She is survived by daughters, Darlene Ward Boyd of Jacksboro, Lois Canada of Mascot, Tenn., and Bertha Bruce of Alabama; son, Earl Ward of Caryville; two stepsons, James Ward of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Arthur Ward of Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughter, Ella Sue Aldridge of Cedar Town, Ga.; brother, Deed Carson of Caryville; and sister, Ella Baird of South Carolina; 34 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 1997, in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Junior Thacker officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery in Helenwood, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 22, 1997. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

WOOD, GLADYS RIDGE - age 67, of Lenoir City, died Friday evening. Preceded in death by husband, Howard J. Wood; daughter, Judy Johnson; grandson, Jamey Gossage; parents, T.R. and Amanda Grimes Ridge. Survivors: granddaughters, Brandi Smith and Tina Turner, Lenoir City, Jill Myers, Philadelphia; brothers, Arthur and Joe Ridge, Kingston, Gene of Harriman, Billy, Otis and Charles of Loudon; sisters, Alice Strange and Ruth West, Lenoir City, Nina Rose, Sweetwater and Elizabeth Crutcher, Florida. Funeral services 5 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Ridge officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Loudon Funeral Home. 

TOLAR, ELIZABETH CHASE - architect, writer and artist, died on Saturday morning at home, of cancer, at age 60. She was married to the artist Frank Tolar, who died in 1989. She was a member of the Church of the Ascension and active in many organizations. Elizabeth was born in Memphis and moved to Shelbyville, Tennessee, as a teenager. The oldest of three sisters, she was a fifth-generation Elizabeth, with strong family ties throughout Tennessee. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, she became editor of the Vanderbilt Alumni Magazine. She began her life-long support of social and racial justice during this time. In 1971, she moved to Knoxville to study architecture at the University of Tennessee, and worked as an architect for the rest of her life, fulfilling a childhood dream. At the time she became an architect, women comprised less than 3% of the field of architecture. She was an early member of the Women's School of Planning and Architecture, a national group whose purpose was to strengthen women's contributions to this field. She worked in the architectural branch of TVA and taught at the Housing Center, University of Tennessee School of Architecture. She later opened her own consulting business, designing homes and renovations. She had an abiding interest in designs, such as passive solar construction, that emphasized close and conscious relationships between the built and natural environments. She helped design housing for victims of the earthquake in Managua, Nicaragua, in the early 1970s. In 1977, she was one of 15 women architects from the United States who visited the People's Republic of China to study environmental issues. She designed a house built by vounteers from her church for the Lyons View Housing and Land Trust, of which she was a long-time supporter. She was past president of the board of directors of the Knoxville Women's Center, and initiated efforts to place the Westwood neighborhood on the National Historic Register. Throughout her life, Elizabeth enriched the lives of her family and many friends with her gifts of hospitality and creativity. Her elegantly simple sense of color, light and space was evident not only in her designs for others, but in the ordinary acts of daily living. During the past several years she educated those close to her about living with cancer with grace and unfailing wit. Her legacy reaches beyond the buildings, gardens, poems and designs she leaves behind, and resides in the strengthened spirits of her family and friends. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Chase of Shelbyville; sisters, Martha Scott of Memphis and Mary Gore of Shelbyville; stepdaughters, Audrey Tolar of Chapel Hill, N.C., Lydia Tolar of Cary, N.C.; grandchildren, Leah, Zach and Eleanor; aunt, Martha Chase Holt of Knoxville; cousins, Frances Dotterweit and Andrew D. Holt, III; nieces and nephews, Alice Grunau, Paul Gore, Neel Scott, Cobb Scott; and many friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 17, 10:30 a.m., at the Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive SW. In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wellness Center of Knoxville; the Southern Empowerment Project of Maryville; or the Highlander Research and Education Center, New Market. 

VANZANT, PEGGY BROWN - of Knoxville, passed away December 19, 1997. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife and mother. Preceded in death by parents, Hobert and Clara Moore. Survivors: husband, Eligah Vanzant of Knoxville; son, Sonny Brown of Kingsport, Steven Brown of Waldorf, Md., Greg Brown of Knoxville; granddaughters, Amy Brown of Kingsport, Chelsea Brown of Waldorf, Md.; brothers, Don Moore of Knoxville; sisters, Betty Slagl of Lewisburg, Bobby Brown of Dandridge. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 1997, in the chapel with Rev. Archie Russell officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.

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