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AUSTIN, VADA SCOTT - age 80, of Maryville, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Austin; parents, Billy and Nora Scott; infant son, Charles Wayne Austin; sister, Edith Meador; brother, Cordell Scott. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Sue and Kenneth Holloway, Betty and Don Giles, Wilma and Ron Noe, all of Maryville; grandchildren, Kent and David Holloway, Michael Giles, Donna Hammons, Scott and Chris Graves, Wendy Benson; great-grandchildren, Kameron Graves and Andrew Giles; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday April 13, 1997, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Rev. Terry Bradshaw officating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, 1997, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

BREEDING, MRS. RUBY I. (AUSMUS) - age 72, of Maynardville, went to be with the Lord 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997. She attended Alder Springs Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Albert (Mondo) Breeding of Maynardville; daughters, Shirley Breeding, Barbara Sue Price, both of Knoxville; grandsons, Chris Price of Knoxville, Lance Cpl. Kenneth Price of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Ada Myers of Columbus, Ohio, Birdie May of Middlesboro, Ky.; brother, Troy Ausmus of LaFollette, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday at New Loyston Memorial Gardens Rev. Eddie Perry officiating. Singers Cheryl Booker Walker, Lisa and Lana Booker. Pallbearers: Ermal Breeding, Jamie Breeding, Chris Price, J.R. Breeding, William F. Breeding and Bill Breeding. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

CANNON, HOMER - age 64, of 767 Robinson Dr., Loudon, died suddenly Saturday morning at his home. Member of First Baptist Church. Retired employee of Viskase Corporation. Member of Tennessee Lodge #204 F. & A.M. Veteran of U.S. Air Force. Survivors: wife, Betty Swaney Cannon; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Vivian Cannon/Colont of Maryville; grandchildren, Rebecca Cannon, Jessica and Craig Colont, Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and June Swaney, Maryville. Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bernard Courtney and Rev. Jack Belcher officiating. Interment in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers, members of Golden Fellowship S.S. Class, First Baptist Church. Masonic services 8 p.m. Sunday, conducted by Tennessee Lodge #204 F. & A.M. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

CARRIGAN, IDA SUE - age 70, passed away Thursday, April 10, 1997, at her home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Billy Carrigan officiating followed by the interment at the U.S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive, 525-3121. 

COOPER, JAMES HARVEY - age 75, of Clinton, Tenn., died Friday at Methodist Medical Center. Born August 14, 1921 in Campbell County, Tenn. Retired from City of Clinton. He was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. He also was a member of Alpha Lodge No. 376 in Clinton, Tenn. He was in the U.S. Army with a distinguished flying cross, 4 bronze stars on his air medal, 2 commendation medals. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Harvey and Nadine Cooper. Survivors include his wife, Elizbeth Cooper; four sons, James Jr. and Jean Cooper of San Antonio, Texas, David William and Cindi Cooper of San Antonio, Texas, Jay Darrell and Suzie Cooper of San Antonio, Texas; two stepchildren; son, Craig Caldwell of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Hope and Dan McCoig of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; one sister, Peggy Freyre of Roswell, Ga.; four grandchildren, Eric, Johnny, Paul, and Zackery; step-grandchildren, Corey, Dustin, Jeoffrey, and Melissa; one great-grandchild; mother-in-law, Louise Freeman of Clinton, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6-30-8 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Tenn. with the Rev. Steve Evans officiating. Burial 10 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 1997, at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Clinton, Tenn. 

EDMONDS, KENDAL - age 41, of Farragut, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at her home. Member of the Church of the Redeemer. Preceded in death by her father, Dr. Charles K. Wolfenbarger. Survivors: husband, Andy Edmonds; daughter, Michelle Edmonds; mother and step-father, Dr. Leander and Jean Johnson; step-mother, Ramona Wolfenbarger; sister and brother-in-law, Red and Kristie Wilson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cary and Libby Wolfenbarger, David and Debbie Perry, Matt and Christina Wolfenbarger; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Janette and Gene Edmonds; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marie and Jack Wilson, Dan and Becky Edmonds; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Monroe Free officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Cary Wolfenbarger, Matt Wolfenbarger, Ted Wilson, Dan Edmonds, Jack Wilson, and David Perry. Honorary pallbearer, John Banks. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medcenters Hospice, 9000 Executive Park, Suite A110, Knoxville, TN 37923. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

FRENCH, MARTHA BERNICE - age 82, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Knoxville, died 12 noon Thursday, April 10, 1997, at Community Hospital in Springfield. She was of the Methodist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Hugh T. French; brother, H.C. Slover; and parents. Survivors: sisters, Lois Flotman and Katherine Allison, both of New Jersey and Wallace Tuttle of Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

GAITHER, WHITE - of Oak Ridge, passed away at the Methodist Medical Center on April 11, 1997. Retired after 29 years with Union Carbide. Member of Church of Christ. Survivors include several nieces and nephews in Cannon County, Tenn.; special friends, Robert and Charlene Reynolds, Oak Ridge; as well as many special neighbors. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 13, 1997, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with Mr. David J. Riggs officiating. Entombment will be in Anderson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening 6-30-8:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

GAMBILL, ROSELLA F. - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away April 10, 1997 at her home. She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church and former Executive Director of the Y.W.C.A. Mrs. Gambill was also a former First Lady of Knoxville. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Gambill, who was an agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee. Survivors: nephews, Tom Gaither, Atlanta and John Thomas Gambill, Niota; great-nephews, Tom Lester, Chattanooga and Lee Lester, Birmingham; several cousins and many friends. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997, at the Mt. Harmony Cemetery in Niota, Tennessee with Dr. James A. Dougherty and Rev. Cabel W. Trent officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Y.W.C.A. of Knoxville, 420 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

GARBEE, MARTHA P. - age 85, of Fountain City, passed away Thursday evening, at her home. She was an active member of Central Baptist Church in Fountain City for 54 years and a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class. She was a graudate of Peabody College and received her master degree in Library Science. She taught English and Latin in various schools and was a writer of poetry and a bible scholar. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Howard F. Garbee of Fountain City; daughter, Mrs. Janette G. Amos of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Mrs. Joyce Baker Wong of Honolulu, Hawaii, who was like a daughter to her; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Leisl and Wendall Wood of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandson, Douglas Darbee Amos of Louisville, Ky.; great-grandsons, Nathan and Zackery Wood; sister, Mary Byrum of Orlinda, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Dr. Calvin S. Metcalf and Rev. Ed Jenkins officiating. Family will meet 11 a.m. Monday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society and St. Mary's Hospice. Active pallbearers: Don Carringer, Kenneth Carringer, Jack Alfred, Wendall Wood, Joe Haynes, Don Ballenger, and Tom Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rachel Sunday School Class of Central Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

GIBSON, CHARLES OTIS - age 73, of Rockford, passed away Saturday morning, April 12, 1997, at the family home. Member of Rockford Masonic Lodge #469 F. & A.M. Preceded in death by mother, Amanda Gibson Patty; grandson, William Charles Gibson, Jr.; brother, Clarence Patty. Survivors: wife, Georgia Cummings Gibson; son and daughter-in-law, William ''Hoot'' and Diane Gibson of Rockford; grandsons, Wesley Colin Gibson and William Cory Gibson; sisters, Anna Lee Latham of Sevierville, Mary Flynn of Seymour, Wilma Boyd Plemmons of California, Nettie Mae Parton of Seymour, Frances Phillips of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Masonic service 8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Rockford Masonic Lodge #469 F. & A.M. with funeral service to follow with Rev. Charles Young and Rev. Chester Latham officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment service. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday t Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

HAMMER, JAMES W. - age 66, of Dandridge, passed away Thursday, April 10, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville, following an accident on the family farm. He was a member of the Seahorn's Chapel United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of Berkline Corporation of Morristown where he was plant supervisor for a number of years. Graduate of the University of Tennessee, class of 1953, member of the Brazelton Lodge #190 F.& A.M. and was a very prominent farmer of Jefferson County. He was a director and was presently serving as president of the Jefferson Farmers Cooperative. Funeral services, Sunday, 2 p.m., at Farrar Jefferson City Chapel with Rev. Rick Hollifield and Dr. Robert McCray officiating. Interment in Dandridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. 

HAMMITT, JANIS KAY MORGAN - 55, of Oak Ridge, passed away at the Methodist Medical Center on Friday, April 11, 1997. Survivors include husband, Donald Hammitt, Oak Ridge; daughter, Donna Hammitt, Nashville; sister, Betty Weir, LaFollette, Tenn.; mother and father-in-law, Joe and Mary Morgan, Oak Ridge; one niece and two nephews. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Sunday, April 13, 1997, 8:30 p.m. with Dr. Michael Prince officiating. Memorials may be made to Leukemia Society of America, TN Chapter, 301 S. Perimeter Road, Knoxville, TN. Graveside service will be Monday, April 14, 1997, 11 a.m., Anderson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday evening, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

HICKS, MRS. JUNE MAIDEN - age 65, of Knoxville, died 10:23 a.m. Saturday at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Survivors: husband, J.W. Hicks, Knoxville; daughter, Terry Allison; three grandchildren; sister, Jewel Rhinehart, Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Kenneth Maiden, Raymond Maiden, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge. 

HILL, MAVA BAYLESS - age 73, of Halls, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Robert W. Hill and brother, Edgar Bayless. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Donald Wallace of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Donna and Jim Grubbs of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Debbie Hill of Knoxville; grandchildren, Laura Bass, Carolyn Wallace, Paul Hill, Tracey Hill, and Tebah Dyer; brothers, Clarence Bayless and P.L. (June) Bayless, Jr.; sisters, Lelya Roe and Mildred Hankins; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Hill Cemetery for a graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, Rev. Chad Wayland officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

HOWARD, NELL - age 83, of Knoxville, formerly of Delray Beach, Fla., passed away April 12, 1997, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Preceded in death by husband, Fred G. Howard. Survivors: stepdaughter, Marion Monroe; several step-grandchildren. A graveside memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Monday, April 14, 1997, at Mt. Olive Cemetery with Rev. James McTyre officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Lake Hills Presbyterian Church, 3805 Maloney Road, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family is being served by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HUDSON, J.D. - age 70, of Farragut, passed away April 11, 1997. He was retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Mr. Hudson was a long-time member of Concord United Methodist Church. Survivors: wife of 48 years, Beverly Hudson; daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Steve Bell, Sevier County, Tenn.; son and wife, David and Laurie Hudson, Farragut, Tenn.; son, Guy Hudson, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; brother, Albert Hudson, Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Anna Margaret Hicks, Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Private interment service Monday morning at Highland West Memorial Park, Rev. Ron Hammond and Rev. Jimmy Ball officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial may be made to FISH Hospitality Pantries, 2700 Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Highland West Funeral Home, (I-40 at Pellissippi Pkwy) 9913 Sherrill Ln., 693-9547. 

HUFFSTETLER, FRANK H. - age 81, of Maryville, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was an active member of Maryville First United Methodist Church, was a long-time and active participant of Blount Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, with over 18,000 hours of service, and was a member of the Maryville Lions Club. Survivors include wife, Rena Matthews Huffstetler; sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Leslie Huffstetler of Amarillo, Texas, Tim and Angelia Huffstetler of Acworth, Ga.; grandchildren, Todd Huffstetler of Orlando, Fla., Julie Moore of Germany, Wendi Sparks of Asheville, N.C., Laura and Nathan Huffstetler of Acworth, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Kenzia Ann Moore, Michael Justin Sparks; brother, Tom Huffstetler of Oak Ridge. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James R. Green officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home. 

JOHNSON, JOHN W. ~''BOUNCER'' - age 73, expired Thursday, April 10, at Baptist Hospital. He was retired from the Knox County Courthouse and Mac Chemical Company. Preceded in death by parents, Anna and Floyd Johnson, four brothers and three sisters. Survivors: wife, Edith K. Johnson; sons, John Jr. and Fred Johnson; daughters, Shirley, Marilyn, Joanie, Janice, and Kathy Johnson, Gail Smith, Edith (Wayne) Walker, Allison (Pete) Moulden, all of Knoxville, Linda Calloway of Alabama; sisters, Bertha Alexander of Knoxville and Gladys Lee (Joe) Jordon of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Dee-Dee, Monica, Camille, Timothy, Matthew Jabbar, Kendra, Lawana, Corey, Brandee, John III, Juan, Jeremy, Jonie Marie, Shara and Will; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Shawnice and Brian; nieces, Freddie Anne (Chales) Wadley and Patty Dover; nephews, Clifford Curry, Floyd Curry, Willie B. (Sandra) Curry, Martin ''Stroddy'' Curry, Ralph Jr. Charles, Barnett, Phillip, Joseph III and Ronald Jordan; three sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law; many other family and friends to include William ''Sonny'' Davis, friends of Townview Towers and Golden Age Retirement Village. Special thanks to Dr. James Gleaves and Dr. Mark Fecher and the staff at East Tenn. Baptist Hospital. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 14, 1997, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2714 Brooks Rd., from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with funeral to follow, Rev. Jarvis Ross and Rev. Gerald Williams officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike. Arrangements by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

JONES, HELEN M. EVANS - age 79, died January 28, 1997, at Bayfront Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla. Survivors: daughters, Virginia Moore, Knoxville, Tenn., Sarah Antunez, Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren, Kimberly Bell, Knoxville, Tenn., Pamela Jones, Arlington, Va.; nephew, Richard Russell, Kingsport, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Malcoln Baker, Indianapolis, Ind.; four great-grandchildren. Member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Retired from the St. Petersburg, Fla. Health Department. Graveside memorial services will be held at Highland Memorial Cemetery on April 19, 1997 at 11 a.m. 

KING, JOE WILLIS - age 64, of Corryton, passed away Friday morning, April 11, 1997, at his home. Retired employee of Plasti-Line. Preceded in death by father, John King; mother, Anna Mae King; sister, Mary Ellen Edmonds; brothers, Paul King, Gene King, and Carl King. Survivors: wife, Fern King; daughter, Brenda Davis; sons, Darrell King, Gregory King, Craig King, all of Corryton, Tim King of Powder Springs; grandchildren, Charles and Christy Davis, Tamara, Ashley, and Brittany King, Justin King, and Kelly Corum; brothers, George, Junior, and Sonny King; sisters, Ruth Raley, Margaret Edmonds, and Barbara Polley. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Herman Faddis and Rev. David Raley officiating followed by the interment at Eastview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be J.B. Shiflet, Garry King, Clint Dalton, Bill Hensley, Edward Shipley, Jr., and Damon Lyall. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

LANE, DONALD HERBERT - age 58, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Survivors: daughter, Denice Smith, Knoxville; sisters, Agnes Shadday, Mary Helen Smith, Betty Lee Byrd, all of Knoxville; brothers, Harold Lane, Knoxville, Ray Lane, Michigan, Henry Lane, Florida, Duel Lane, Chicago, Bobbie Lane, Knoxville. The family and friends will meet at Pollard Cemetery, 10:45 a.m. Monday for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Eugene Chesney officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. 

LUCAS, MRS. IRENE CARTER - age 77, of Tazewell, Tenn., was born November 23, 1919 and passed away April 11, 1997 at the Claiborne County Hospital. She was a charter member of Cedar Fork Baptist Church. A retired nurse after many years from the Claiborne County Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Kate Carter and brother, Tom Carter. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Hazel W. Carter of Tazewell, Tenn.; nephews, Ralph Carter of Tazewell, Tenn., Randall and Sue Carter of Tazewell, Tenn.; great-nieces, Melanie Carter of Tazewell, Tenn., Shanna Carter of Tazewell, Tenn., and Shelley Carter of Tazewell, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at the Claiborne Funeral Home in New Tazewell. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Brooks officiating. Music by the Verlin Simmons singers. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before services. Burial in the Cave Springs Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

MASHBURN, MARIE COLTHARP - age 91, of Maryville, formerly of Monroe County, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at the family home. She was a member of Dotson Memorial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Ira Mashburn; parents, George and Jo Ann ''Jodie'' Coltharp; four sisters and two brothers. Survivors: stepdaughter, Arrie Lou Moats of Knoxville; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Jeanne and Kenneth Clure of Maryville, Mary Helen and David Taylor of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Phillip Clure, Trevis Clure, Bethany Moats, Christopher Moats; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry Coltharp of Friendsville, William ''Bill'' Coltharp of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 6 p.m. Sunday, Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. John Coates and Rev. Eugene Gann officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Dotson Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Dotson Memorial Baptist Church cemetery fund or to the Dotson Memorial W.M.U., 814 Dotson Memorial Road, Maryville, TN 37801. The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

McCAMPBELL, MAUDE A. - age 91, of Fountain City, passed away Saturday morning, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Survived by daughters and son-in-law, Sarah Bommelje, Knoxville, Marian and Walter Whittaker, Xenia, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Lowell and Virginia McCampbell, Orange Park, Fla.; granddaughters, Debbie Allen, Lisa Huffman, Delynn Salafrio; grandsons, Edward, Aaron, and Eric Mann, Gene McCampbell, and Bert Whittaker; 13 great-grandchildren; nephew, Richard Kendrick. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service, Dr. Jack Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fountain City Presbyterian Church or the American Heart Association. Friends may call at their convenience at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

McMAHAN, LLOYD H. - age 80, of Sevierville, died Friday, April 11, 1997. He was a veteran of World War II and was a long-time employee of Blalock Brothers. Survivors: son, David K. McMahan; devoted friend, Pauline; sisters, Trula McMahan, Iva Pierce and husband Franklin; sisters-in-law, Alice McMahan and Lucille McMahan; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Don Grady officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Monday in Shiloh Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home. 

McSWEEN, KAETHE M. - age 67, of South Knoxville, passed away at home, April 10, 1997. A lifelong member of the Lutheran Church in Germany and of First Lutheran Church, Knoxville, Tenn. A retired teacher at First Lutheran School after 26 years, a Lutheran teacher in Berlin, Germany for seven years, and Knox County Schools for four years. Preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Erhard and Gertrud Troschke of Berlin, Germany. Survived by husband, James McSween; son, Gordon McSween; grandson, Zachary McSween; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosemarie Querry, Middlefield, Ohio, and Johanne and Ed Weed, Sound Beach, N.Y.; niece and nephews, Susan Gosslin, Dr. Mark Querry, Dale Querry, Douglas Weed, and Bruce Weed; and a number of other relatives in the USA and in Germany. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at 6 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Rev. John Schulz officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or First Lutheran School or the Diabetes Assocation. She requested that her body be donated for medical research. 

MORTON, JOEL TAYLOR - age 55, of Knoxville, passed away April 11, 1997. He attended Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Joel was a veteran of the Vietnam era having served with the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech. University. Mr. Morton was an Investment Executive with Paine Webber and owner of Concord Coal Brokerage Co. Survivors: wife of 31 years, Nancy Park Morton; daughters, Jennifer Lee Morton of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Kelly Morton Robinson of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Andrew Park Robinson and Hannah Taylor Robinson; cousin, Carolyn Belletti of Cincinnati, Ohio; best friends, W. Michael Conley of Knoxville, Tenn., Joseph Coker of LaFollette, Tenn. and Jean Friedberg of Hallandale, Fla. The family will receive friends 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with funeral service 4 p.m., Mr. Andy Holt officiating. The entombment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Friends may make memorials to Thompson Cancer Survival Center, 1915 White Ave. 37916, or Ft. Sanders Hospice, 1901 Clinch Ave. 37916, or Humane Society Adoption Center, 6720 Kingston Pike 37919. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

NANCE, RUTH (SMITH) - age 75, of North Knoxville, died 7:15 a.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Roy B. Nance and brothers, Homer Lee and James Emory Smith. Member of West Haven Baptist Church and attended services held at Broadway Towers. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, David and Billie Nance; grandchildren, Roy Lucas Nance and Lynnsey Deann Nance; step-grandchildren, Dustie C. McMillian and Matthew L. McMillian; step-great-grandchild, Tiffany N. McMillian, all of Knoxville; sisters, Anne Jones, Knoxville, Nancy Tubb, Dayton, Ohio, Mabel Hill, LaFollette; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Charles Webb officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Monday at National Cemetery, Tyson Street, for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

NEWCOMB, DONALD DeWAYNE - age 29, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 10, 1997. Member of Greens Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Regina Newcomb; daughter, Bridgett Nicole Newcomb; step-children, Michael and Cindy Owen; foster children, Michael Allen Ferguson and Joseph Andra Ferguson; mother, Freida Newcomb; sisters, Elsie Lane, Robin Glenn, Verna (Tiny) Ferguson, Tammy Hounscheli; several nieces and nephews. Service 1 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Mike Green and Rev. Buddy Long officiating. Interment at New Gray Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

PARROTT, RUBY WHITTAKER - age 81, of Dandridge (Shady Grove Community), widow of the late Issac V. Parrott, passed away 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, following an extended illness. She was a member of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of Tennessee Handbags. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Gail and David Holt of Dandridge, Dana and Lonnie Fields of Galax, Va.; grandchildren, Jason and Justin Holt and Heather Fields; sisters, Ellen Mullins of Pound, Va., Lena McPeek of Payne Gap, Ky.; brothers, Albert Whittaker and Everette Whittaker, both of Alexandria, Va.; Charles Whittaker of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Hubert Whittaker of Piney Flats, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Jeff Moncier officiating. Interment in Shade Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Shady Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1835 Range Rd., Dandridge, TN 37725. The family will receive friends Sunday evening, 7-9 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

PECK, BEATRICE T. - of Warren, Ohio passed away April 9, 1997. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. John (Mary E.) Taylor. She is survived by son, Joe Peck; sister, Mary Ann King of New York City; several nieces and nephews of Knoxville, Tenn. Services will be Monday, April 14, 1997, in Sterling, N.C., Cullough Williams, 1153 Main Ave., S.W., Warren, Ohio 34483. Notice by Jarnigan and Son. 

RAY, MR. MANNIE L. - age 82, of Oak Grove Lane, Sharps Chapel, passed away suddenly 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997, at his home. He was a retired employee of Union County Highway Department. Preceded in death by wife, Hope King Ray; parents, Pete and Sudie (Pratt) Ray. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Clyde and Bonnie Ray; granddaughter, Carolyn Ray, all of Sharps Chapel; sister, Mossie Sharp, Maryville; sister-in-law, Carrie King, Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Greg Sharp officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before service. Interment Cox Cemetery, Sharps Chapel. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

REAGAN, JAMES ALBERT (P. WEE), SR. - age 44, of Knoxville, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at his home. A tool and die maker for many years, he was an employee of Boeing Oak Ridge Plant and previously had worked at Allied Chemical. He was a member of the I.A.M. Union. Preceded in death by father, Albert Reagan; mother, Rebecca Reagan; brothers, Charles Reagan and Arthur Reagan, Sr.; sister, Jean. Survivors: wife, Martha Jane Reagan; sons, James Albert Reagan, Jr. of Loudon, Lorne Michael Reagan and Richard Allen Reagan of Knoxville; daughters, Crystal Eve, Kimberly Dawn, and Tiffany Michelle Reagan, all of Knoxville; granddaughter, Katrina Ann Reagan of Loudon; mother-in-law, Evelyn Hammock of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Simon Rhea and nephew, Eddie Rhea; sister and brother-in-law, Lydia and Bob Kiggins and nieces, Jeannie and Stephanie; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Caryol Reagan; brother, Bobby J. Reagan and his children, Bobby Jr., Johnny, Jason, and Jessica; sister-in-law, Wanda Reagan and her children, Scottie, Arthur Jr., and Carmen; sister, Louise Snider; aunt, Mary Tucker; special children and friends, Lee and Pat Chudley and Pam, Juanita and Scott Maynor, Steve and April Conatser and children, Frank and Amy Claybough and family, Tony Claybough, Anthony Turk, James Thomas, Charlie McKenny and family; and many close friends at Boeing. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with the Rev. Lewis Hammock officiating. 

REESE, WILLIAM D. - of Knoxville, entered into eternal rest April 10, 1997, at the family home. Retired from Knox County Courthouse and Southern Railroad after 44 years of service. He attended New Hope Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents Hardy and Mary Reese; sister, Annie Ruth Cox; and brothers, James and Johnnie Reese. Survivors: devoted wife, Lydia James Reese; sons, Larry D. of Knoxville and Vincent Wayne (Lucille) Reese of Chattanooga; daughter, Debra Reese Jordan of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jamilla, Vincent Wayne Jr. of Chattanooga, Jerel and Tamara Reese, Rashan Jordan and Juan McKinney of Knoxville; sister Alma (Rev. John) Woodard of New Jersey; aunts, Willie T. Brandenburg of Alabama, Margaret Jackson of Knoxville; uncle, Ross (Lucille) Bigby of Knoxville; niece, Jackie Sue Hines of New Jersey; and many other relatives and friends to include devoted friends, Attorney William Banks, William Bailey, and Fowler Welch. The family will receive friends Monday, April 14, 1997, at 11:30-12 noon at Unity Mortuary Chapel, with funeral to follow at 12 p.m., Elder Joe B. Maddox officiating. Interment to follow at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pk. Unity Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

RODDY, WALTER - age 78, of Kingston, formerly of Dayton, Tenn., passed away Friday, April 11, 1997. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, with funeral services following at 8:30 p.m. in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Ball officiating. Burial 11 a.m. Monday in Kingston Memorial Gardens. 

RUNIONS, THOMAS BENTON - age 73, of New Tazewell, was born April 28, 1923, passed away April 11, 1997, at Laurel Manor Health Care. He was a member of New Tazewell United Methodist Church and a member of VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Hester Runions; wife, Madge Russell Runions; brother, George Runions, Jr.; half-sister, Cassie Cline. Survivors are son, Thomas B. Runions II and wife, Brenda of New Tazewell; daughter, Judi and husband, Ed Swilling of Rossville, Ga.; grandchildren, Rex and Amanda Runions; half-brother, Carter Poore of Tazewell; other relatives and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, 1997, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before service. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Minster, Rev. John Clark. Pallbearers: Bill Russell, Lenox Russell, Dane Poore, Lynn Poore, Gary Poore, Steve Nunley. Honorary pallbearers: Eddie Campbell and Patric E. Cox. Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, in charge. 

SHARP, LESLIE THOMAS, SR. - 48, of Loudon, died Friday, April 11, 1997, in Springfield, Tenn. Survivors: son, Leslie Thomas, Jr.; father, Elmer Sharp, both of Detroit; mother and stepfather, Elnora and Wesley Humphreys, Loudon; brother, Dennis Lynn Sharp of Michigan; sisters, Melinda Sue Burton; Elizabeth Faye Steven, and Denise Thompson, Loudon, Cynthia Eggamon, Roseville, Mich. and Charlene Varner, Lenoir City. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Eddie Chastain officiating. Interment Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

SILER, LAYTON - age 70, of Rt. #4, LaFollette, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church. A member of LaFollette Masonic Lodge #623 F.& A.M., 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner, York Rite Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Maggie Partin Siler; brother, Harvey Siler; sister, Otie Teague. He is survived by his wife, Margie Heatherly Siler of LaFollette; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and P.J. Siler of Cherokee Co., N.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Robertson, Karen and Joe Smith, all of LaFollette; three grandchildren, Jason Smith, Heather and Amy Siler; brothers, Kelly Siler of Corbin, Ky. and Everett Siler of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Mary Ausmus of LaFollette and Maude Siler of Jellico; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Martins Chapel with Rev. Mark Partin officiating. Masonic services 7:45 p.m. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday at Walters Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., before service, Monday at Martin Funeral Home. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

SMITH, CLYDE EDWARD - 82, Powell, passed away April 11, 1997, at E.T. Baptist Hospital. Member of Salem Baptist Church. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Melinda Sue Smith. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Edna Lee Weaver Smith; daughters, Betty Rae Smith and Shirley Marie Smith, both of Powell, Pauline Land of Arcadia, Fla.; sons, Don Edward Smith of Punta Gorda, Fla., Vaughn Wesley Smith of Powell; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Ona Brady of Powell and Lena McCloud of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Herman Lakin and Rev. John Holland officiating. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers: Clyde Hale, Richy Carpenter, Kris Land, Scott, Ray, and Jim Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Joshua and Tyler Brock. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

STALLINGS, SHIRLEY J. - 54, Maynardville, died 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith and a former employee of Waffle House in Halls. Survivors: husband, James T. Stallings of Maynardville; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Floyd Walker, Knoxville; sons, Kenneth Stallings, Huntsville, Ala., Tommy Stallings, Knoxville; grandchildren, Alvin, David and Sandy Walker, all of Knoxville, Kevin, Michael and Michelle Stallings; great-grandchildren, Coleman, Brandy, Cassy, and Will; special friend, Jeanetta Culberson. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

STYLES, HILFORD OTTIS - 88, Lenoir City, formerly of Kodak, died Thursday, April 10, 1997. He was a Baptist and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mollie Styles; first wife, Amy Styles; brothers, Paul, Earl, Gene and Emert Styles; grandchildren, Beverly Styles, Hoyle Ray Styles, Jr., Christopher and Terry Styles. Survivors: wife, Irene; daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Clarence Wilson of Kodak, Jessie and Charles Selvidge of Lenoir City; sons and daughters-in-law, Hoyle, Sr. and Drue Styles of Kentucky, and Doyle Styles of Lenoir City; brother, Roy Styles of Kodak; and sister, Ruth Hamilton of New Market; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Oak Grove Cemetery Sunday for a 2 p.m. interment service with Rev. Barry Rumsey and Rev. Joe Lynn officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WEBSTER, JOHNNIE ROBERT - 65, a resident of Oliver Springs. Friends may call Sunday between the hours of 6-8:30 p.m. Funeral service will be Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Sharp Funeral Home. Graveside Monday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery in Coalfield. Sharp Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

WHEELER, KAREN RENEE - 29, of Knoxville, passed away April 12, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Survived by parents, Glen and Mary Wheeler; sister and brother-in-law, Terry and David Scarlett; brothers, Wayne, Gregory and Jimmy Wheeler; grandmother, Blanche Wheeler, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Grove Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home. 

TODD, HARRY ALLEN - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born on May 14, 1925 in Kingfisher, Okla. and grew up in Trenton, Tenn., near Jackson. For many years Harry has been a Deacon of Smithwood Baptist Church, former Sunday School superintendent, former chairman of the Benevolence Committee and Teacher of Evangelism Explosion. He served as a radio technician with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Oklahoma A & M University. After working for the Civil Aeronautics Board in Oklahoma City, he moved his family to Oak Ridge where his career included working with many friends at the ORELA facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He retired from ORNL in 1985, after 31 years of service. He was past master of Fountain City Lodge #757 F.& A.M. Survivors: wife, Catherine Todd; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan Todd; grandchildren, Matthew and Becky Todd, all of Knoxville; daughter, Carol Todd, Basking Ridge, N.J.; sister, Jane Merritt, Colquitt, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Lt. Col (Ret.) Thomas and Norma Todd, Panama City, Fla.; aunt, Kitty Moffitt, High Point, N.C. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday, Smithwood Baptist Church, Dr. Glenn Sullivan officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smithwood Baptist Church Youth Fund, 4914 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Smithwood Baptist Church. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge. 

WILLIAMS, BEATRICE SEAL - age 94, of Knoxville, died at Baptist Hospital Saturday, April 12, 1997. Member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Hobert L. Williams, Sr. They were together 62 years and he owned and operated Williams Furniture Company 42 years before retiring in 1965. They moved to Knoxville from the coal fields of Kentucky in 1925 and they were both active at McCalla Avenue Baptist Church, now Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, for many years. She worked with youth for 15 years, taught Ladies Sunday School Class 25 years, and was president of W.M.U. and served on other committees. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. J. Earl and Marjorie Williams, Houston, Texas, Hobert L. and Sue Williams, Jr., Morristown, Tenn., Jack M. and Wilma Williams, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Dr. Ronald Hines, Cleveland, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews; special friend, Mrs. Frances Idol. Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Rev. Pat Polis will officiate. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Monday for interment services at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the services at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.

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