Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BAILEY, BETTY - age 51, of Washburn, died suddenly at 11:05 p.m. Monday, December 22, 1997. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

BEST, MAURINE HOLDER - age 73, of Maryville, died Tuesday at UT Medical Center. She was a member of Liberty Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sampson Holder; and granddaughter, Cheryl Purkey. Survivors include husband, Leonard J. Best; daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Paul Purkey; son and daughter-in-law, Archie and Connie Holder; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and B.J. Watson; stepdaughter and husband, Cynthia and Clarence Hembree; grandchildren, Cindy Zayas Bazan of Johnson City, Kevin Watson, Sampson Holder, Kristy Watson, Tommy Anderson, Jodi Armstrong, all of Maryville. Her step-grandchildren include Vicki Sabo of Utah, Robert Phelps of North Carolina. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Galyon and Robert Burnett officiating. Family and friends will meet at Carpenters Methodist Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

BURKHART, ALBERT MAYFORD - age 83, of New Market, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City. Member of Masonic Lodge #699 F&AM of Fair View Park, Ohio. A retired chief of police of Fair View, Ohio. Survived by wife, Pearl Elmore Burkhart of New Market; daughters, Nancy Larsen and Judy Manzeo of Ohio, Carol Furtwengier of Kansas and Laura Williams of Virginia; son, John Edward Burkhart of Oregon; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Eippert of Florida; brothers, Kenneth and Clifford Burkhart, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday, Fielden Chapel with Rev. Robert Reno officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Jefferson Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

CABBAGE, MRS. JESSIE MAE DAVIS - age 90, of Washburn, passed away Monday morning, December 22, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Black Fox Primitive Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Walton Cabbage; daughter, Imogene Dance. Survivors: sisters, Naomi Cabbage of Washburn, Sarah Hopson of Washburn; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ailor's Chapel, Elder William Berry and Elder D.R. Cabbage officiating. Interment in Monroe Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will be at the home of Jack and Pat Simmons of Washburn. Special thanks to Housecall Home Health. Arrangements by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville. 

CROPPER, WILLIAM H., JR. (BILL) - of Seymour, passed away Monday, December 22, 1997, at Holston Health Care. He was a member of the Seymour Presbyterian Church. Employed by Newell Office Products, Maryville, Tenn. He was dearly loved and touched us all with his love and laughter. He leaves behind his loving wife, Sue Cropper; daughter and son-in-law, Angel Cropper Davidson and David Davidson, Cumming, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Randi Cropper, New York, New York; granddaughters, Chelsea Cropper, Knoxville, Rachael and Sarah Davidson, Cumming, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Ken Bush, Delaware; several nieces and nephews; father-in-law, R.D. McMahan, Knoxville; brother-in-law and wife, Herman and Virgie McMahan, Dublin, Va.; special friends, Ruth and David Lacy, Knoxville. The family warmly welcomes those who shared in his loving memories Friday from 7-9 p.m. in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Rob Williams and Rev. Wynn Bryant performing the service. 

CUPPLES, JOHN WALTER - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away Monday at his residence. A native of Jackson, Tenn., he had lived in Knoxville since 1954, and had worked as a sales clerk for Western Auto for many years. A veteran of the Korean War, he also believed the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents; two sisters and a brother. He is survived by brother, George Golden of California; nephew, Bobby Holt of Havelock, Calif.; nieces, Mary Hathcock of Knoxville, Ann Jarrell of Unalakleet, Alaska, Patsy Beard of Dothan, Ala. Also nine great-grandnieces and nephews; 10 great-great-grandnieces and nephews; and several cousins and other family members survive. The family will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery Wednesday at 1:50 p.m. for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Ed Cloud officiating. Visitation was last evening at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

FARMER, LEOLLA L. ''TODDLE'' LONG - age 76, of Washburn, Tenn., passed away at 7:50 p.m. Monday, December 22, 1997, at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home. She was a member of Washburn Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Bill M. Farmer. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Joe LaBonte of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dwight Moberly of High Point, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Lois Farmer of Washburn; son, Stephen E. Farmer of Washburn; brother, Albert Long of Luttrell; sister, Wanna Gentry of Muncie, Ind.; grandchildren, Abbe Evans, Stephen M. Farmer and Matthew Moberly; and favorite special niece, Donna Long Ferguson of Washburn. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 26, 1997, from the Washburn Baptist Church with Rev. Robert McCurry and Brother Norman Acuff officiating. Interment will follow in the Long Family Cemetery. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 3-9 p.m. Thursday, December 25, 1997, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

FOUST, MARY FOX - age 87, of Lake City, passed away December 22, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born on January 18, 1910, in Cocke County, Tenn. She was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. She was retired from the Magnet Mills in Clinton and the Anderson County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abe Foust; her parents, Jasper and Flora Mae Fox; sisters, Margaret Fox and Vina Vowell; and brothers, John M. Fox and Rufus Fox. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Willie and Irene Fox, Lake City; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday, December 26, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Calloway and Rev. T.D. Hooker officiating. Interment to follow service at St. Paul Cemetery, Morristown. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements. 

GARNER, WILLIAM TOLBERT - age 77, of 146 West Watt St., Alcoa, Tenn., departed this life Monday, December 22, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Dedicated member of St. Paul AME Church, Alcoa; retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company of America with 51 years of service and was a member of the Five O'Clock Club. Preceded in death by first wife, Katherine Barton Garner; parents, Allen and Eliza Garner; son, Tyrone Garner; sister, Margaret Garner. He leaves to cherish his memories: devoted wife of 44 years, Anna Lee Garner; son, Bryan T. (Carolyn) Garner; daughters, Sonja (Carl) Armstrong and Janace Parker; grandchildren, Teresa Garner, Tracee Garner, Alisa, Tracie, Lester and James Whitted; great-grandson, Tristin Garner-Maddox; loving and supportive sister, Elsie (Charles) Houston; nephews, Wade (Alice) Houston and C.A. (Pat) Houston; niece, Janet (Donald) Hickman; uncles, Joseph (Ollie) Lundy and John Lundy; aunt, Elsie Lattimore; former daughter-in-law, Patricia Garner; devoted family friends, Mary Zachery, Del-Bra' Johnson, Tressa Knighton and the staff of Jarnigan and Son Mortuary; and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Friday, December 26, 1997, at St. Paul AME Church, Alcoa. Funeral service 2 p.m., Rev. Mary Koontz officiating. The body may be viewed after 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

GILBERT, BILLY JACK - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away to be with the Lord 9:05 p.m. Monday, December 22, 1997, at his home. Member of Old Beverly Baptist Church. Veteran of the Korean War. Retired from the East Tennessee Packing Co., and Tennessee Steel Processors. Preceded in death by parents, Goddard and Willie Gilbert. Survivors: loving wife of 47 years, Mildred Walton Gilbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon K. and Harold Flanigan, Debbie L. and Kenneth Flanigan; grandson, Robert Bradley Flanigan and wife Sarah; great-grandson, Jason Bradley Flanigan, all of Knoxville; special sister-in-law, Mary Walton; special brother-in-law, Harvey Walton, Jr.; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and friends of the Dialysis Clinic on Martin Mill Pike and Drs. Kim and Gilbert. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Chapel, with Rev. Jack Day and Rev. David Rhines officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

GLADSTON, MELVIN L., JR. - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, December 22, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by parents; two sisters and one brother. Survivors include wife, Inez Gladston; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry Gladston of Plant City, Fla., David and Morroe Gladston of Dover, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Scott Justice of Bensenville, Ill., and Diane and David Gardner of Queensburg, New York; five grandchildren, Kevin Stewart, Chasity Gladston, Jessica Blankenbeckler, Kaylin Blankenbeckler and Darrell Gladston; one great-granddaughter, Kelsey Stewart; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 26, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Mr. Jim Gregg officiating. Interment to follow in Lynch-Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. Pallbearers: Jerry Gladston, Kevin Stewart, David Gladston, David Gardner, Scott Justice, Calvin Richardson and John Foxworthy. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville. 

HALE, DRUCILLA ''SUE'' M. - age 70, died Saturday morning at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. She was born October 19, 1927, in Ludlow, Ky., to the late Charles and Drucilla (Doerman) Keene. She married James Everett Hale October 23, 1948. He preceded her in death October 7, 1987. Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law; four daughters and three sons-in-law; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; six brothers. She was preceded in death by one brother. She had been a resident of Seymour, for the past three years, since moving from Ontario, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home of Galion, Ohio. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Interment will be at Crawford County Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home. 

HELTON, VIRGINIA - age 81, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at the Loudon Hospital. She was of the Church of God faith. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Alice Lear of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Shirley Lynn Leamon of Cleveland, Carl Daniel Lear of Cleveland; twins, Cathy Leamon and Christy Seibert of Riceville, Charlotte Bingham of Charlotte, N.C., and Karla Ann Lear of Lenoir City; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Delphin Helton, Robert Helton, Ray Helton, Jasper and James Helton, all of Mason, Ohio, E.L. Helton of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Bessie Hawkins of Crab Orchard, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Mike Price officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

HODGES, WILLIAM CECIL - age 78, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at his home. Born in Sevier County, Boyds Creek community. Longtime resident of South Knoxville. Retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company with 42 years of service. Member of Providence Baptist Church. Proud veteran of WWII, 802nd Tank Destroyer Battalion. Participated in five major campaigns of the European, African and Middle Eastern Theater including Battle of the Bulge and Normandy Invasion. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Nellie Hodges; and brothers, Theodore and Paul Hodges. Survivors: devoted and loving wife of 49 years, Charlotte Strevel Hodges; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gene Lay; son, William Hodges, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Terri Hodges; grandchildren, Rachel Proctor and husband Brad, Jake Lay, Travis Hodges; brothers, Hubert, Winfred, Wiley and Ray Hodges; sister, Martha Patterson. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetry with Rev. Dallas Gibson officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. Memorials may be made to the Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, Seymour, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

KIRKLAND, WILLIAM FRED - age 88, of 561 Acorn Gap Rd., Sweetwater, passed away 6 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at his home. Member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Son of the late George and Rachel Kirkland. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Wilma Pearl Kirkland, J.R. and Bootsie Kirkland, all of Madisonville, Everett and Phyllis Kirkland, Vanleer, Tenn., Osa Kirkland, Madisonville, Shirley Kirkland, Sweetwater; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Williams, Madisonville, Gertie Lankford, Richmond, Ind.; brothers, Norman Kirkland, Sweetwater, Eddie Kirkland, Madisonville, R.C. Kirkland, Vonore; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Edna Lankford Kirkland; sons, Charles and Gene Kirkland; grandsons, Kenny, Robert Ray and Donald Wayne Kirkland; sister, Gladys Borden; brothers, Cara and Homer Kirkland. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Tommy Self and Rev. Lee Chorn officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

LEE, RECIE COOK - age 86, of 440 Tom Lee Road, Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday morning, December 23, 1997, at Loudon Health Care Center. Recie was a member of Lee Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Tom Lee. Survivors: children and spouses, Maxine and C.R. Thompson of Loudon, Wayne Lee of Chattanooga, Jimmy and Betty Lee of Lenoir City, Johny and Jane Lee of California, Charles and Susan Lee of Loudon, Glen and Janice Lee of Lenoir City, Martha and Elmer Hattley of Lenoir City; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; brothers, Cecil and Clinton Cook, both of Lenoir City; sister, Liza Lennox of Atlanta, Ga. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Randy Gray and Rev. Gary Bingham officiating. Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Thursday in Lake View Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

LEQUIRE, ANNA LOU REESE - age 76, of Sweetwater, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at Sweetwater Convalescent Home after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by husband, Bivalee Lequire; grandson, Charles Lequire, Jr.; brothers, Wayne and Howard Reese; sisters, Edith Mattis, Mae Guffey. Member of Gregory's Chapel Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Betti and Gene Dawson of Philadelphia; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Mary Lequire, Chatsworth, Ga., James C. and Lucille Lequire, Cleveland, Charles and Delitha Lequire, Sweetwater; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; special friends, Linda Harrison, Lula Anderson; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Bill Dawson and Rev. Robert Kelly officiating. Interment to follow in the Old Fashioned Baptist Church Cemetery. 

MacBRIDE, MR. STEWART G. - age 81, of Sharps Chapel, formerly of New York City, N.Y., passed away 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at Claiborne County Hospital. He was a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a retired U.S. Postal employee and came to Tennessee to be employed by C.C.C. Co. 1222, Camp 13-Sharps Chapel, 1934-35. Preceded in death by parents, Gerritt and Florence MacBride; sister, Lillian Smith; son, Robert MacBride. Survivors: wife, Opal Walker MacBride, Sharps Chapel; daughters, Gloria Ann O'Connell, Brooklyn, N.Y., Florence Heganty, Farmingdale, N.Y.; sons, Donald MacBride, Sharps Chapel, Kenneth MacBride, Brooklyn, N.Y., Kevin MacBride, North Merrick, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald MacBride, Brooklyn, N.Y., Warren MacBride, Hampton Bays, N.Y. No local services. Graveside services 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. John's Cemetery, Queens, N.Y. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

McGHEE, LILA M. - age 97, of Route 4, Rutledge, Tenn. (New Corinth community), died at 9 p.m. Monday, December 22, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. She was a member of New Corinth Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert McGhee, Sr.; son, Monford McGhee; and daughter, Anna Lee Collins. She is survived by her son, Hubert McGhee, Jr. of Rutledge; daughter, Nina McGhee of Rutledge; daughter-in-law, Pauline McGhee of Rutledge; son-in-law, Ralph Collins of Rutledge; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 25, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Robert Myers officiating. Graveside services and interment will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 26, 1997, in the Grainger Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday, December 25, 1997, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861. Phone (423) 828-5555. 

MONTGOMERY, LORENA E. AMBURN - age 85, beloved mother and grandmother, went home to be with the Lord the 23rd of December. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was a longtime member of Bellmont Heights Baptist Church. She is the mother of Goodwin, Gordon and Thomas Amburn, and Joyce Cross. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Montgomery. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a retired employee of Cherokee Textile Mills and a Knoxville native. She will be sorely missed by her family here, but will be welcomed in her new home by her husband of 31 years. Funeral service 6 p.m. Friday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Eugene Leamon officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Friday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

MULLINS, SADIE C. - of Knoxville, passed away December 23, 1997, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

PEARCE, CORENE REBECCA TUNNELL - age 80, of Knoxville, died Monday, December 22, 1997. She was a lifelong resident of Dallas, Texas, preceding her move to Knoxville 21/2 years ago. Mrs. Pearce was a member of University Park United Methodist Church in Dallas and following her move to Knoxville, a member of Middlebrook United Methodist Church. Following 25 years as a dedicated elementary teacher, she was active in her support of the Methodist Home in Waco, Texas, the DAR and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She was an accomplished rose gardener and artist. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Adrian Pearce; daughters, Anita Phipps of Kansas City, Wendy Rankin and husband Doug, Pam Lundy and husband Glenn, all of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Becky Cumley of Kansas City, Colin McDonald of Franklin, Tenn., Shelly McDonald, Ben Rankin and Amanda Rankin Busby, all of Knoxville; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, December 26, 1997, at Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church with Rev. Gil Smith officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at home at 7405 Somerset Rd., in the Buckingham Independent Living Community. Interment will be in Van, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Middlebrook United Methodist Church, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909; or Covenant Homecare-Hospice, 9000 Executive Park Drive, Suite A110, Knoxville, TN 37923. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

PRATER, GRACE - age 89, of LaFollette, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at the LaFollette Medical Center. Preceded in death by sister, Maggie Prater. Survivors: nephew, Paul and Lois Prater, Johnson City, Tenn.; niece, Margaret Petree, Dayton, Ohio; and a host of friends. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, December 24 at Cross Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m., Rev. Owen Hatmaker officiating. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jacksboro. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

PURDY, GERTIE JACKSON - age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at NHC Health Care in Athens after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by husband, Claude M. Purdy; daughters, Kathleen Clevenger, Shirley Sledge. Member of Sweetwater United Methodist Church. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Belle and Kenneth Thomas, Loudon, Jackie and Herman Barnette, Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Landon and Pat Purdy, Sweetwater, Ronnie and Carolyn Purdy, Dalton, Ga.; grandchildren, Debbie and Tim Mathews, Decatur, Steve and Kellie Woodruff, Sweetwater; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special great-granddaughter, Ginger Franch, Lenoir City; sisters, Alberta Fagan, Sweetwater, Lucille Ruffner, Coalfield; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday in Kyker's Chapel. Interment 11 a.m. Friday at Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. 

QUILLIAMS, JAKE - age 72, of Gatlinburg, died Tuesday, December 23, 1997. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gatlinburg. Survivors: wife, Lorraine Crane Quilliams; daughters, Sharon McCutchen and husband Jack of Gatlinburg, Theresa Quilliams, Gatlinburg; sons, Chet Quilliams and wife Charlotte of Norcross, Ga., Robert Quilliams and wife Dr. Vickie Moore Quilliams, Gatlinburg, Dennis Quilliams and wife Sandra, Knoxville, Kevin Quilliams and wife Karen, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Madeline Carr, Strawberry Plains, Ola Loveday, Seymour. Funeral Mass 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gatlinburg with Father J.L. Oglesby officiating. Interment will follow in Zion Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The family will receive friends 10 a.m .-12 noon Friday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. 

RUTH, AMY SUSAN - age 21, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of St. Mary's, Ohio and Jefferson City, Tenn., died 5:21 Sunday, December 21, 1997, at University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky., of Leukemia. She was born July 23, 1976, to Rev. David ''Gene'' and Belinda Calvin McBride. She worked at Cracker Barrel in Knoxville; was a 1994 graduate of Memorial High School in St. Mary's, Ohio; member of Alpha Baptist Church in Morristown. Survivors: husband, Daniel Ellis Ruth; daughter, Elisabeth Amy Ruth; parents, all of St. Mary's, Ohio; in-laws, Ralph and Lynn Ruth, St. Mary's, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Cal Calvin, Kenmore, N.Y. and Wanda Calvin, Joplin, Mo.; brother-in-law, Doug Ruth, Knoxville; sisters, Amber (Eric) Walker, Dallas, Texas, Angela McBride and Andrea McBride of St. Mary's, Ohio. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 1997, at Hillsdale Baptist Church in St. Mary's, Ohio, Rev. Gene McBride officiating. Burial in Elm Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Mary's, Ohio. Memorials may be made to the Elisabeth Ruth Trust. 

SHIRES, MARGIE LIPSCOMB - died December 8, 1997, in Sacramento, Calif. Graduate of University of Tennessee in 1941. Widow of Marshall Abe Shires, former all-American football player at UT. Survivors: children, Marsh Wilson, Jon Michael, Margaret Louise and Robert Ward Shires; daughter-in-law, Cathy McLain Shires; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Pat Shires, Knoxville. Memorials services Friday, January 9, 1998, at First United Methodist Church, Sacramento, Calif. Courtesy of Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SMITH, EVA DIXON - of Knoxville, passed away December 23, 1997, at 3:30 p.m. at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was a member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. C. Smith. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Warren (Sandra) Nighbert of Hendersonville, Tenn., Mrs. Leon (Betty) Sikes of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Warren and Randall Nighbert and Julie Sikes; one brother; and very special loving caregivers. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 25, 1997, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

THOMPKINS, MRS. WILLIE C. - of Knoxville, departed this life Sunday, December 20, 1997, at her home. Born December 23, 1902, to the late Willie and Sulena Arnold. Preceded in death by husband, Elisha Thompkins; sisters, Jennie Arnold, Estella Walker, Fannie Underwood; and brother, Cleveland Arnold; devoted mother and grandmother, and a faithful member of Bethel AME Church for over 60 years. She leaves to mourn her passing: children, Hillavery (Bernitha) Thompkins, Richard Thompkins, Mae Talley, Terrance Sawyer; and adopted daughter, Jenelle Thompkins; sisters, Rosie Sinkfield, Leotis Davis; and brother, Harvey Arnold; devoted grandchildren, Tommy (Carl) Thompkins, Sandra Dickey, Leroy (Tammy) Sawyer, Rhonda and Teadra Thompkins; 14 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church. Funeral service 11 a.m., Rev. Michael Broadnax officiating. Interment Cresview Cemetery. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

WITT, HAROLD - age 65, of Knoxville, passed away December 22, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Retired from Alcoa Aluminum Co. in Ohio. Member of J.C. Baker Lodge #720 F&AM and was a Scottish Rite Mason. Survivors: wife, Delores Witt; son and daughter-in-law, Harold Douglas and Lynda Witt; grandson and wife, Brian Douglas and Amy Witt; great-granddaughter, Madison Kimberly Witt; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph H. and Diane Witt; several cousins. Funeral service 12 noon Friday, Rose Chapel, with Rev. Danny Powell officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

YOUNG, MRS. ANDREANA P. GALLMAN - of 6909 Denwood Road, Knoxville, departed this life December 23, 1997, at UT Memorial Hospital. Born in Pomarie, S.C., on October 24, 1924, to Thomas and Bessie Gallman. Retired from the Knoxville/Knox County school systems after 35 years of service. She was a faithful member of the Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Thomas Gallman; and mother, Bessie G. Baker. Those left to cherish her memory are husband of 58 years, Archie (Mike) Young; devoted son and daughter-in-law, Willie James and Lillian Young; devoted daughter, Bessie D. Jackson; loving and devoted grandchildren, James Leon (Pamela) Davis, Florida, Cynthia (Darrell) Howard, North Carolina, Keith Davis, Knoxville, Kenneth (Pamela) Davis, Alcoa, Kenya Young, Richmond, Krystyn Young, Richmond, Wayne Darby, Alabama; seven great-grandchildren; devoted foster children to include Donald and Ronald Cline, Eugene and Glenda Johnson; cousins, Margie Morris, Detroit, Willie L. (Ruby) Tobe, Knoxville; brother-in-law, Wendell Young, South Carolina; sisters-in-law, Naomi Walker, Knoxville, Dorothy Chapman, Bessie M. Young, Annie G. (Alfred) Heller, Louise Trapp, all of South Carolina, Mary V. Gorie of Ohio; a host of nieces and nephews; many devoted friends to include Mrs. Hueen Chesney and family, Marie Fleming and family, Lonita Smith and family, Marie Watkins, Rev. John and Diane Jordan, Paul and Evan, Tina Robinson, Mattie Clemons, John W. Davis, Cedar Bluff Middle School cafeteria staff, Senior Citizens' Home Assistance Agency family and the Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church family. The family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 1997, at the Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church located at 1932 E. Woodbine Ave. Homegoing service to follow at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. John B. Jordan will be officiating. Committal service to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery on Sutherland Ave. The family will assemble at the church. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.

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