Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|AMBURN, MILDRED BERNICE - age 75, of Knoxville, passed
away Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. She was
a member of City View Baptist Church and Eastern Star. Retired from Miller's
Department Store and had previously worked for Roden Electric. Preceded
in death by husband, Samuel J. Amburn. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law,
Jimmy and Barbara Amburn, Maryville, Chuck and Lou Amburn, Orlando, Fla.;
daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Bobby Green, Knoxville; eight grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Ford
Parton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Rose
Chapel, Rev. Toby Everett officiating. Interment in Lynnhurst Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway
BAILEY, J.C. - age 68, in Kingston, passed away Monday, December 29,
1997, at Roane Medical Center. He was a member and deacon for 37 years
of the Chapman Grove Baptist Church and also a Korean War Veteran. Preceded
in death by his parents, Joseph and Pearl Bailey; and brother, James Ralph
Bailey. Survivors: wife of 42 years, Margaret Hallcox Bailey of Kingston;
daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Wallace Billings of Rockwood; sisters,
Louise Smith of Richmond, Ind. and Pauline Aikman of Folson, Calif.; sister-in-law,
Pauline Bailey of Florida; brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Shirley
Bailey of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews and friends. The body is at
Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 6-9
p.m. Wednesday. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapman Grove Baptist Church
with Rev. Adrian Jones, Rev. Roscoe Gamble and Rev. Grant Carter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Chapman Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The body
will lie in state one hour before the service.
BAKER, BRUCE DALE - age 72, of Sevierville, died Tuesday, December 30,
1997, at his home. He was a member of Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church,
was employed by Sevier County Executive Office as a judicial commissioner
since 1991. He served as deputy sheriff in Sevier County for 18 years and
was a Navy veteran or World War II. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by
parents, E.L. and Flora Baker, Sr.; and brother, E.L. Baker, Jr. Survivors:
wife, Doris Baker; sons and daughters-in-law, James Michael Baker and wife
Mary Jane, Stephen Dale Baker and wife Dianne, Rikki Keith Baker and wife
Karen; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannie Yvonne Fry and husband Bill,
Patricia Gayle Boling and husband Dennis; grandchildren, Dwayne, Nikki,
Ginger, Mikie, Scotty, Mark, Keith, Ashley, Kimberly, Heather, Jodie, Drew
and Gabby; great-grandchildren, James, Josh, Brooks, Jade, Rocky and Cole;
nephew and niece, Dennie Baker, Helen Dockery; beloved friends, Paul and
Ann Greene. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley
Funeral Home. Interment 1 p.m. Thursday in the Baker Family Cemetery. The
family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home,
BANKS, MICHAN ANN - of Chester, S.C., departed this life in South Carolina.
She was a daughter of Joe and Mary Banks, 1600 Iroquoise. Funeral service
will be Saturday in Chester, S.C. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
BRABSON, LUCILLE ANN BELL ''CHIT'' - of South Knoxville, passed away
Sunday, December 28, 1997. Memorial of Grayston Presbyterian Church. Pioneer
volunteer with United Way for over 50 years. Retired from Tennessee Mill
and Mine and was a realtor. Longtime member of the Knoxville Garden Club.
Preceded in death by loving husband, Sam R. Brabson; brothers, Paul, Hoover
and Reese Bell. Survivors: devoted sister, Madge Edmondson; special nieces,
Janie Edmondson, Anne Edmondson Taylor; brother, Homer Bell; sister-in-law,
Mrs. Paul (Leona) Bell; nieces, Anna Zachary, Eleanor Grimes, Margaret
Hicks, Betty Kimbrell; nephews, Leon Bell, Paul Bell, Gordon Bell, Ben
Brabson, Jr., John McQueen, Robert McQueen, Joe Dunlap; several great and
great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Berry Chapel with Rev. Mark L. Knisley officiating. Interment will be
at the Brabson Family Cemetery in the Boyd's Creek Community. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the Graystone Presbyterian Church, 139
Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home,
BURUM, QUAMETA E. - age 69, of 3210 Solway Road, died Tuesday, December
30, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Mrs. Burum was a longtime employee
of John Owensby Company of Knoxville. She was a member of the True Light
Missionary Baptist Church of the Solway community. Preceded in death by
husband, Frank R. Burum of Oliver Springs; and by one sister, Gladys Littlejohn,
Knoxville. She is survived by two sons, John L. (Delorise) Burum, 110 Lynwood
Lane, Oak Ridge, an employee of LMES (Y-12 Plant) and Michael F. Burum,
3210 Solway Road; three daughters, Gloria D. Burum, 112 E. Holston Lane,
an employee of ORRI, Alma F. Fowler, 125 Van Hicks Place, and Deania R.
Burum of 3210 Solway Road, both employees of the Red Roof Inn, Knoxville;
a devoted nephew, Cleothus (Mauldene) Goss, 2746 Linden Avenue, Knoxville.
Mrs. Burum is also survived by a sister, Elenor (Jim) Hill of 816 Houston
Street, Knoxville; and brother-in-law, Thomas H. Burum, Oliver Springs;
nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Rebecca Burum
Fritts; and a special nephew, L.M. Burum, both of Oliver Springs. The funeral
will be at 2 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, at Weatherford Mortuary with
the Rev. D.E. McKinnon officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Memorial
Park. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Friday at Weatherford Mortuary,
BYARD, WALTER SAMUEL, SR. - age 80, of Morristown, passed away Monday,
December 29, 1997, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
A World War II Veteran, he served with the U.S. Army, 42nd Rainbow Division
in the European theater and was a former prisoner of war. He was retired
from American Enka and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Zelma Mills Byard. Survivors include his wife, Mary
Jo; three sons, Walter Samuel Byard, Jr. of Dandridge; Ltc. (retired) Johnny
Robert Byard of Poquoson, Va., Clyde Edwin Byard of Morristown; daughters,
Bobbie Wisecarver and Faye Morgan of Morristown and Charlene (Charle) Coffey
of Tullahoma, Tenn.; grandsons, Johnny Robert Byard, Jr. of Chester, Va.,
Rev. Gregg Wisecarver of Fort Worth, Texas, Erich Morgan, Adam Byard and
Ben Byard, all of Morristown, Brad Coffey of Tullahoma, Tenn., Ray Russell
of Kingston, Tenn., and George Russell of Knoxville; granddaughters, Christy
Londenberg of Poquoson, Va., Angie Burgess of McDonald, Tenn., Carol Russell
of Knoxville, and Carla Coffey Bloom of Tullahoma, Tenn.; nine great-granddaughters;
one great-grandson and one great-great-grandson; stepdaughter, Sherry Shults
of Morristown and four step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 31, 1997, 8 p.m. at Westside
Chapel with Rev. Gregg Wisecarver officiating. Military graveside service
will be Thursday, January 1, 1998, 10 a.m. in the Hamblen Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Memorial donations may be made to the following churches: Alpha Baptist
Church, Morristown, Manley Baptist Church, Morristown, Chestnut Grove United
Methodist, Dandridge or King's Cross Church, Tullahoma, Tenn or to a favorite
charity. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
CLARK, REV. ELIJAH - passed away December 30, 1997, at Briarcliff Nursing
Home in Oak Ridge. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival
of relatives from out of town. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel is in charge
COLLINS, GUY K. - age 85, of Knoxville, passed away at 2 p.m. Sunday,
December 28, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Park
Lane Baptist Church. Retired from Lay's Packing Company. Preceded in death
by parents, William and Annabell Collins; sister, Lucille Henry; brothers,
Roy, Porter and Raymond Collins. Survived by sister, Mary Nelson; several
nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Chapel with Rev.
Gale Lyons officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. Pallbearers
will be Gene Perkins, George Fields, Bobby Henry, Billy Henry, Junior Nelson
and Paul Wallace. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Dr.
CRUMP, EULA G. - of 200 Harley Rd., went to be with her Lord December
29, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, John and Allie
Green; husband, Alvin L. Crump; and five children. Longtime member of Mt.
Pleasant Baptist Church. Survivors: children, Alberta Crump, Lavon, Jr.,
Carrie Meek, Ida Mae (Rev. A.C.) Dixson, James R. Crump, Ruth (Charles)
Russell, Edward Crump, and Dorothy Bell; 31 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren;
7 great-great-grandchildren; very devoted daughter-in-law, Louella Crump;
a host of other relatives and friends and the Fellowship Mass Choir. Homegoing
services 2-2:30 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. at Jarnigan's
Chapel. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will be at 200
Harley Rd. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
FUHR, JACK D. - age 59, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Monday,
December 29, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Mr. Fuhr
was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Bearnice Redding Fuhr;
and by a sister, Ruth Blair. Survivors: wife, Joyce Poland Fuhr of Oliver
Springs, Tenn.; son, Steffan Fuhr of LaFollette, Tenn.; stepson, Mark Poland
and wife, Maggie of Oliver Springs; step-grandchildren, Rachel, Amanda
and Matthew; brother, Carlyle Fuhr and wife, Wilma of Baltimore, Md.; nieces
and nephews, Steven, Charles, Keith, Kim, Stacy, Carla and Jimmy; also
by a host of special friends and relatives. Mr. Fuhr was born January 28,
1938, in Portsmouth, Ohio. He lived in LaFollette for 14 years before moving
to Oliver Springs in 1991. Mr. Fuhr is a member of the Orchard View Baptist
Church. He retired in 1995 from ORNL, after working for 18 years as a steam
plant operator. He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He served his
country for 20 years and retired from the Navy in 1975. He served during
the Korean War, the Cuban Missle Crisis, the Suez Canal 7 Day War, the
seizing of the USS Pueblo, and for six years in the Vietnam War. A full
military honor guard service will be presented at the cemetery in honor
of his service. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, at 8:30 p.m. in
the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Pastor Garvin Walls, Rev. Steve McDonald
and Rev. Kenny Raines officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home
Wednesday, between the hours of 6:30-8:30 p.m. Burial and graveside services
will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Roane Memorial Gardens. Sharp Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements.
GILLESPIE, ACKARD (MR. G) - age 84, of Sevierville, Tenn., passed away
December 30, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.
He was a member of First Red Bank Baptist Church. Preceded in death by
wife, Thelma Gillespie. Survivors include daughter, Bobbye Edwards and
husband, Hugh of Knoxville, Tenn.; son, John Gillespie and wife, Denise
of Walland, Tenn.; two grandsons, Scott and David Gillespie; brother, Hugh
Gillespie of Seymour, Tenn.; sisters, Johnnie Russell of Pigeon Forge,
Tenn., Anna Cole of Sevierville, Tenn., Lucy Jarnigan of Florida. Services
will be held 8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Rawlings Chapel with
the Rev. Bill Merritt officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Friday, January
2, 1998, in Underwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.
Thursday at Rawlings. Pallbearers will be fellow church friends from First
Red Bank Baptist Church. Arrangements by Rawlings Funeral Home.
GILLESPIE, ANGEL - returned to Heaven December 26, 1997, shortly after
birth, leaving parents, Michael and Carla Gillespie; paternal grandfather,
Robert Gillespie; maternal grandmother, Voice Guy of Memphis; and many
other relatives and friends who would have loved him dearly. A memorial
service will be held at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church on Friday, January
2, 1998, at 5:30 p.m., Rev. Michel S.E. Caldwell officiating. Arrangements
by Unity Mortuary.
GRAVES, CLINT ALLEN - age 30, of Heiskell, passed away at UT Hospital
December 28, 1997. Member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Survivors: wife,
Teresa Ann Graves; daughter, Trista Graves; son, Dylan Graves; stepson,
Cory Bryant; stepdaughter, Brandy Salisbury; parents, Vinson and Evelyn
Graves; brothers, Gerald, Gary and Donell Graves; sister, Carol Jane Graves;
host of uncles and aunts and special friends. Service 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jerry Jenkins and Rev. Steve Foster. Family
and friends will meet at Zion Hill Cemetery 11 a.m. Thursday for interment.
Pallbearers: Richard Hutchison, Mike Idles, Jeff Fraker, Chris Graves,
Leon Hayes, Rob Hackler and Scotty George. The family will receive friends
6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
GRAY, COREAN ROBINSON - of Knoxville, departed this life on Saturday,
December 27, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born to the late William
and Anna Dixon on May 24, 1908, in Greensboro, Ga. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Jim Gray; daughter, Mrs. Esther (JC) Carter of Detroit,
Mich. and devoted daughter, Mrs. Minnie Ruth (Bo) Hamilton of Knoxville,
Tenn.; stepsons, Comer and Julius Robinson; sisters, Anna DuBois, Eva McNeeley;
brother, Jullian (Buddy) Dixon, Sr. She was a member of First Calvary Baptist
Church for about 50 years. Mother Gray was a much beloved and devoted mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Mother Gray
was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was the chief ''Matriarch''
of the Acorns Ministry of Knoxville, Tenn.; Detroit, Mich., Sandusky, Columbus,
Cleveland and Wilberforce, Ohio. She was a proud sponsor of Ethiopian Children
Relief. She was formerly employed as a maid in the domestic employ of Dr.
David Kruss, the J.H. Huber family and other renowned Knoxville families.
She leaves to mourn her passing: children, Richard Robinson, Mrs. Evelyn
(Lorenzo) Thompson, the beloved James ''Lighting'' A. Robinson, Mrs. JoAnn
(Henry) Rice, all of Knoxville, Tenn., Mary Jane (Chico) Edwardos of Detroit,
Mich. and Rev. Herman (Jessie) Robinson of Sandusky, Ohio; one sister,
Mrs. Beulah McClure of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one brother, Willie ''Bee''
(Gladys) Dixon; sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Ella Dixon of Knoxville, Tenn.;
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Robinson; beloved ''guardianed'' grandchildren,
Mrs. Kathy Jane (Michael, Sr.) Barkley and Zachary Crosetti Robinson; nurturing
devoted grandsons, Billy R. Robinson, Morgan Alexander Robinson and much
beloved granddaughters, Mrs. Brenda Joyce (Lonnie) McNair and Mrs. Debbie
Gene (Sherman) Best, Mrs. Johnnie Mae (Anthony) Rogers; and a great host
of other grand, great-grand, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
cousins, loving friends and Lonsdale Homes neighbors, faithful friend of
the family, Sidney ''S.T.'' Young. The family will receive friends on Friday,
January 2, 1998, at First Calvary Baptist Church, 1750 Delaware Ave. from
5-6 p.m. with funeral services to follow, Rev. C.W. Matthews will officiate,
the eulogy will be delivered by Rev. Herman Serbron Robinson of the Second
Baptist Church and the Acorns Ministry of Sandusky, Ohio. Interment will
be Saturday, January 3, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Highland Memorial Park, Sutherland
Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. The family will be at the home of daughter, Mrs.
Evelyn (Lorenzo) Thompson, 116 Fern St. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
GREGORY, CHARLES EDWARD - age 68, of Maryville, died 2:20 p.m. Monday,
December 29, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was
a member of Dotson Memorial Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean
War. Mr. Gregory retired from the state of Tennessee with 39 years of service
in satellite surveying and aerial mapping. Preceded in death by father,
Leonard H. Gregory; and brother, Luther D. Gregory. Survivors include wife,
Edith Guider Gregory; daughter and son-in-law, Denia and Bob Lash of Maryville;
daughter, Amy Gregory of Marion, N.C.; four grandchildren, Adam and Aaron
Henry, Joshua and Joseph Yoakum; mother, Lillie Gregory of Maryville; brother
and sister-in-law, Murphy and Barbara Gregory of Maryville; and sister
and brother-in-law, Lela and Cecil Wilson of Maryville. Funeral service
will be 8 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev.
John Coates and Rev. Gary Taylor officiating. Family and friends will assemble
11 a.m. Friday at Grandview Cemetery for interment service. The family
will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
HAMMOND, MARILOUISE - of 2104 Murray Street, Morristown, passed away
December 29, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. She was a member
of Centenary United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her parents,
Robert and Emma Copeland. Survivors: husband of 51 years, Tommy Hammond
of Morristown; son, Dwayne Hammond of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law,
Craig and Jennifer Hammond of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Mark
and Trudie Hammond of Orlando, Fla.; brother, Robert Copeland of Loudon,
Tenn.; grandchildren, Ashley, Taylor, Zachary, Jonathan and Natile. Services
will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Larry Best
officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Economy Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
HEATON, LULA LANE - age 99, of Maryville, died Monday, December 29,
1997, at Fairpark Health Care Center. She was a member of Maryville First
Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, C. Roscoe Heaton.
Survivors include daughter, Wanda Griffin of Richmond, Va.; son and daughter-in-law,
Ed and Sue Heaton of Alcoa; grandchildren, Brian Giffin, Lisa Western,
Cindy Baker, Barry Heaton, Elizabeth Heaton; seven great-grandchildren;
sister-in-law, Delcie Lane of Alcoa. Funeral services will be held at 7
p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles
Ballard officiating. The interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Magnolia
Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons
Funeral Home, Maryville.
HENSLEY, MRS. ANNA MAE - age 67, of Corryton, passed away 11:58 a.m.
Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete
and will be announced later by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
HERRELL, CATHY LYNN EDWARDS - age 41, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday,
December 30, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. She attended Lanier Open Bible
Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Clarence Edwards. Thanks for
being a loving wife and mother, you'll always be in our hearts. Love, your
husband, Frank & your children, Frankie, Ishah, Sarah & Brandon.
Survivors: husband, Frank B. Herrell, Jr.; sons, Wilburn and Brandon Wayne
Herrell, all of Maryville; daughters, Ishah L. Smith and husband, Joe B.
Smith, Jr., Knoxville, Sarah D. Clabough and husband, Tommy L. Clabough,
Maryville; mother, Mary Louise Miller Edwards Owens, Knoxville; sister,
Sheila Reagan, Seymour; half brothers and sisters, Johnny, Doug, Tracy
and Tonya. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday at Lanier Open Bible Baptist Church, Rev.
Greg Bracken officiating. Interment Pollard Cemetery. The family will receive
friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
HOLMES, MRS. ALICE ANNIE - formerly of Alexandra, Va., departed this
life, Monday, December 29, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member
of the Emmanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church of Alexandra, Va. Survivors:
son, James Holmes; daughter-in-law, Arlillian Holmes; granddaughters, Rochelel
and Darlene Ross and Sandra Jones; great-grandchildren to include, Chaucey
Jones; sister-in-law, Katherine Fisher; devoted nephews, Jimmy and Eddie
Newson; and a host of other relatives and friends to include, Jamesella
Thrasher. The family will receive friends 6-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Jarnigan's
Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Rev. Leroy Franklin officiating. Interment
10 a.m. Friday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Jarnigan &
HOPSON, DOLLY MAE LAKINS - age 91, of Thorn Hill, was born May 1, 1906,
passed away on December 30, 1997, at her home. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday,
January 1, 1998, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Dalton-Bullen Valley
Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Coffey Funeral
Home, Tazewell. Coffey Funeral Home, in charge.
HOWARD, MR. JACK - age 71, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Harlan,
Kentucky, departed this life on Saturday, December 27, 1997, at the University
of Tennessee Medical Center. Mr. Howard was a native of Harlan and was
the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Sally Middleton Howard. He was a
graduate of the 1947 class of Harlan High School and attended Union College
and graduated from Morehead State University. He was a member of the Harlan
United Methodist Church. Mr. Howard went through the scouting program and
received his Eagle Scout Award through the program at the Methodist church.
He was a member of the Knoxville Lions Club. Mr. Howard retired from General
Tire and Rubber Company in Knoxville, Tennessee, as division manager. He
was employed by General Tire for 31 years. Mr. Howard is survived by his
wife of 50 years, Patsy Burkhart Howard of Knoxville, Tennessee; three
children, David Howard and wife Linda of Atlanta, Georgia, Patty Colyer
and husband Buddy of Berea, Kentucky, and Susan Howard of Knoxville, Tennessee;
three grandchildren, Chris Howard, Austin Henry, Andrea Grace Colyer and
Joshua Krayjeck; one sister, Georgia Clem of Rhea, Kentucky. Funeral services
for Mr. Howard will be conducted Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at the Harlan
United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ben Cain officiating. Burial
will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Howard,
Arnold David Clem, Bill Clem, Don Wilson, Doug Campbell and Charles Harris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Clay Howard, Elmer Nichols, Arlie Daniels
and Buddy Colyer. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
at the Rich Funeral Home. Mr. Howard loved music, gardening, flowers and
life, and was the best husband in the world. Anderson-Laws Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
JONES, MARY ELIZABETH - age 34, of Rutledge, Tenn., passed away at her
home on Sunday, December 28, 1997. She was a member of Central Point Baptist
Church in Rutledge. Mary was employed as a graphic designer with Campus
America, Inc. in Knoxville, where she had worked for 12 years. She is survived
by her daughter, Heather McCarter; parents, Dennis and Wanda Jones of Rutledge;
sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Jim Dance of Blaine; nephews, Darren
and Zachary Dance; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Lisa Jones of Rutledge;
nephews, Travis and Tanner Jones; grandmother, Hulda Hollit; and grandfather,
Jim G. Jones, all of Rutledge; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral
service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 1997, from the Smith
Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Marvin Phillips and Reverend David Collins
officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday,
January 1, 1998, in the Central Point Cemetery. The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Heather McCarter Trust Fund, c/o Campus America,
900 Hill Avenue, Suite 205, Knoxville, TN 37915. Arrangements by Smith
Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423)
KINNEY, WILLIAM WALLACE - age 73, passed away December 29, 1997, at
a Jacksonville, Fla., Hospital. Survivors: wife, Lillian Kinney; son, Richard
Kinney; grandson, Jason M. Kinney; brother, George Kinney; sister, Patricia
Sutton. Announcement by Mynatt's.
McCARTER, NATHAN - of Knoxville, passed away December 30, 1997, at Hillcrest
West Nursing Home. Arrangements incomplete and will be announced later
by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
McMURRY, MISS MYRA LOIS - age 71, of Hartsville, Tenn., died Monday
morning, December 29, 1997, at her home. Miss McMurry graduated with a
master of science from UT School of Social Work in 1963. She was an area
supervisor for seven counties in east Tennessee until transferring to the
state office of the Department of Human Services. She retired in 1980.
Survived by aunts, Mrs. Elizabeth McMurry Donoho, Mrs. Estelle McMurry;
two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Andrews of Maryville, Tenn., Doris and brother-in-law,
Dr. James Thomas of Gallatin, Tenn.; nieces, Jenny Andrews of Nashville,
Tenn., Beth Potter of Haworth, N.J.; nephews, Joel Andrews of Westlake
Village, Calif., James G. Thomas of Nashville, Tenn. Graveside services
will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 1997, at Hartsville Memorial
Garden. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. No flowers please.
Memorials may be made to Hartsville Cemetery Association. Arrangements
by Anthony Funeral Home Directors, (615) 374-2280.
MILLER, BEULAH MARIE - age 86, of Norris, passed away Monday, December
29, 1997, at Oak Ridge Health Care Center. She was born September 4, 1911,
in Rodie, Va. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. Preceded in death
by her husband, Audie A. Miller; daughter, June Anderson; parents, Fred
and Eliza Cox Densmore. Survivors: daughters, Joanne Reed and husband Tom
of Andersonville, Ruth Grubbs of Knoxville; son, Jack Sebring and wife
Peggy of Norris; brothers, Herman Collins of Knoxville, Everette Collins
of Knoxville; grandchildren, Donna Mason and Jim Grubbs, Mike and Justin
Reed, Rhonda and Doug Sebring, Wayne Anderson, Delores Rowe, Glenn Anderson;
several great-grandchildren; special friend, Barbara Candle of Knoxville;
several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday,
January 1, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral service following
at 8 p.m. in the chapel with David Pharr officiating. Interment 10 a.m.
Friday, January 2, 1997, at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville. Holley-Gamble
Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of all arrangements.
MILLS, OLLA MAE - age 85, of Luttrell, passed away Tuesday, December
30, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Mascot Baptist Church. Preceded
in death by husband, Carl Mills. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ray
and Dorothy Mills of Luttrell; grandsons, Carl and Rocky Mills of Luttrell,
Phillip and Brad Mills of Mascot; granddaughter, Tammy Dawn Wayman of Sharon
Springs, N.Y.; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Johnny and Carl Raley of
Maynardville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday
at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Gary Tolliver officiating. Interment
will follow at Eastview Memorial Gardens. Willow Springs Singers will provide
the music. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Family will receive friends 7-9
p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Dr.
MONTGOMERY, NETTIE MAY - age 81, passed away December 30, 1997, at Baptist
Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Isham and Beulah Knight McNutt;
and aunt and uncle, Louise and Jess T. Bumpus. Survivors: several cousins.
Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Kirby Walker officiating.
Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
MORRIS, BEULAH - age 84, of South Knoxville, passed away December 30,
1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Island Home Assembly of God. Preceded
in death by husband, Frank Morris; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and
Roy Fritts; grandson, Jeff Fritts; and brother, George Perry. Survivors:
son and daughter-in-law, JC and Patsy Morris; daughters and sons-in-law,
Ann and Ralph Norris, Gail and Ralph Norris; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Edell Perry, Zollie Oxendine, Ida
Bell Wallace, Mary Perry and Lorene Hensley; several nieces and nephews
and special people who sat with her during her illness. Funeral 8 p.m.
Thursday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Mike Vandergriff officiating. Interment 11
a.m. Friday, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.
Thursday in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
PERKINS, DONALD ELBERT - 61, Oak Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, December
30, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Worked as a machinist for 38
years, Y-12, Lockheed-Martin. Attended Royce Baptist Church and was a member
of the Liberty Hunting Club and Machinist Union. Survivors include sons,
James Perkins, Oak Ridge, Charles Wilder, Johnson City; daughter, Clarissa
Hannah, Oak Ridge; sisters, Doris Hatmaker, LaFollette, June Dalton, Chattanooga;
grandchild, David Zachary Kidwell. Funeral service will be held in the
chapel of Weatherford Mortuary on Wednesday, December 31, 1997, 8:30 p.m.,
Rev. Jim Millsaps officiating. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday,
January 2, 1998, Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends
Wednesday, December 31, 1997, 7-8:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak
RAMSEY, EDNA - age 91, of South Knoxville, passed away December 30,
1997, at her home. Member of Central United Methodist Church. Lifetime
member Rebekah Circle Fidelis Marmaru S.S. Class. Retired employee Standard
Knitting Mills with 49 years. Preceded in death by parents, William Henry
and Martha Green Ramsey; four sisters and four brothers. Survivors: sister,
Helen Virginia Ramsey; nephews and wives, Bill and Beverly Ramsey of Knoxville,
Tommy and Phyllis Ramsey of Lake City, Fla.; niece and husband, Martha
and Bob McVay of Sheridan, Wyo.; several great-nieces and nephews; and
great-great-nieces and nephews. Service 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel,
Rev. Don Moore officiating. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery
11 a.m. Friday for interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to Central United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 6:30-7:30
Thursday at Mynatt's.
STOKES, SARA CUNNINGHAM - age 81, of Baker Avenue, Clinton, passed away
suddenly Monday, December 29, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. She
was born October 11, 1916, in Guntersville, Ala. She was a graduate of
Knoxville Business College. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist
Church of Clinton. She was a former employee of Dr. J.E. Jones, Dr. P.J.
Wenk, Dr. Joe Rainey, Clinton Housing Authority and City & County Bank.
Preceded in death by her husband, Earl Montford Stokes; father, Woods Cunningham;
and mother, Allie Cunningham Peak; sisters, Tommie Agnelly and Ernestine
Payne. Survivors: daughters, Ferris Wood and husband Lynn of Clinton, Lyndall
Ridenour and husband Roger of Clinton; son, Tom Randall Stokes and special
friend, Dr. Kathryn Price, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Julie and
Matthew Busch of Raleigh, N.C., Amy Lynn Wood of Clinton, David Wood of
Georgetown, Texas, Lea Ellen and John Agee of Kingston, Darren and Tina
Ridenour of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Logan Christopher Ridenour
and Sara Elizabeth Agee; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive
friends 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at the Memorial United
Methodist Church in Clinton with funeral service following at 2:30 p.m.
at the church with the Rev. Warren Wattenbarger officiating. Interment
will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Memorial United
Methodist Church of Clinton or to the Knoxville Rescue Mission. Holley-Gamble
Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of arrangements.
THOMAS, ANTHONY EUGENE - age 29, of Louisville, Tenn., departed this
life December 28, 1997. Anthony (known as Tony by his friends) was a graduate
of Austin-East High School and an employee of several local restaurants.
He worked as a kitchen manager and enjoyed food preparation. He is survived
by parents, Lennie D. Thomas, Sr. and Shelia Wilkes Thomas Vaughn; stepfather,
George H. Vaughn; brothers, Lennie B. Jr. and Carl Allen Thomas; sister,
Angela Marlene Thomas; daughters, Jadiasha Shavonne and Toni Banai Thomas,
and their mother, Vanessa Wilkerson; Jordan Breann Thomas and Marissa Danielle
Powell, and their mother, Stephanie Powell; aunts and uncles to include
Sandra Germany and Elaine Dixon, Stanley Wilkes and Howard Pratt; niece;
and a host of cousins and many friends. The family will receive friends
Friday from 1-1:30 p.m. at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service to follow
at 1:30 p.m., Pastor Garvin Greene officiating. Interment to follow in
Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
TRENT, STELLA JANE - age 80, of New Market, passed away Tuesday, December
30, 1997, at her home after an extended illness. She was a member of Nances
Grove Baptist Church and a active member of the New Market Senior Citizens.
Preceded in death by husband, Eugene Trent. Survived by daughter and son-in-law,
Kay and Jackie Lawson of New Market; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and
Frieda Trent of Bowling Green, Ky., Larry and Jewell Trent of New Market;
grandchildren, Shannon and Shane Lawson of New Market, Anthony and Adam
Trent of Bowling Green, Ky., Teresa Chambers of New Market and Lisa Deal
of Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Bryant Ledford, Justin and Dustin Chambers,
and Kelly Harbin; sister, Nellie Moles of Hancock Co.; several nieces and
nephews; special friend, Velnea Roberts. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Fielden Chapel with Rev. James Kinser officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday
at Nances Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the New Market Senoir
Citizens. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market in charge of arrangments.
UNDERWOOD, ADA - age 64, of N. Judson, Ind., formerly of Knoxville, passed away December 29th. Daughter of the late Lee and Elizabeth Underwood. Local survivors are several cousins; and an uncle, Henry McPeters of Knoxville. The body was cremated.
VANDERGRIFF, ARVIL F. ''MUTT'', SR. - age 84, of Knoxville, died 8:30
p.m. Monday, December 29, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of
Lincoln Park Baptist Church and the Friendly Bible Sunday School class.
Retired engineer from Southern Railroad with 43 years of service. Preceded
in death by parents, Spencer and Barbara Vandergriff; brothers, Clyde and
Cecil Vandergriff; sister, Oleta Scalf. Survivors: wife of 58 years, Ruby
Young Vandergriff; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Jerry Wrinkle, all
of Knoxville, Becky and Bob Loree, Nashville; son, Arvil F. Vandergriff,
Jr., New Orleans, La.; grandchildren, Karen Wrinkle Clapp and husband,
Steve, Matthew Wrinkle, all of Knoxville, J. Britt Wrinkle and wife, Beth,
Memphis, Kim Alder Murray and husband, Jimbo, Tiffiny Paige Alder, Nashville;
great-grandchildren, Patrick and Tyler Clapp, Knoxville, Brennan and Brittany
Wrinkle, Memphis, James Murray, Nashville; sister, Ruth Courtney; brother,
R.C. Vandergriff, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral
service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Pastor Ted J. Ingram
officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Thursday, January
1, 1998, at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside
service, Rev. Earl Wilson officiating. Pallbearers: Britt and Matthew Wrinkle,
Steve Clapp, Jimbo Murray, Carl and Steve Vandergriff and Mark Young. Honorary
pallbearers: Friendly Bible Sunday School class, Earl and Randy Wells,
Mark, Kelly, Scotty and Robby Bailes. The family suggests that memorial
gifts may be made to the building fund of Lincoln Park Baptist Church,
830 Chicamauga Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends
6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
WILLIS, MAMIE THELMA (TOWNS) -formerly of 1837 Linden Ave., departed
this life Saturday, December 27, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Funeral arrangements
are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
WILSON, MRS. LUCY JEAN TURNER - age 85, of Coalfield, died Monday evening,
December 29, 1997, in the Oak Ridge Hospital. She was formerly superintendent
of Union County Schools, being the first women to serve in this position.
She taught home economics at Coalfield School for over 20 years and was
an active member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She and her husband,
Dr. Ross H. Wilson were instrumental in establishing the Coalfield Medical
Clinic, which bears his name. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Mrs.
Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ross H. Wilson; brother,
''Bud'' Turner; nephew, Bill Turner. She is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Cherie and Jerry Williams of Knoxville; granddaughter, Ashlei
Meredythe Stalans of Knoxville; step-granddaughter, Margery Williams of
Memphis; beloved niece, Betty Jo Hawkins of Powell and Betty Jackson of
Coalfield; special great-nephew, Lewis Carson, also of Coalfield; several
other nieces and nephews; special friends, David and Ann Lindsay, Jesse
Jackson and her pastor, Mac Smith. The family will receive friends Wednesday,
December 31, 1997, from 1-2 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in
Coalfield. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. officiated by Rev.
H. Mack Smith, assisted by Rev. Paul Lloyd and Dr. Bill Edmonds. Interment
will be in the Estes Cemetery in Coalfield. The family requests memorial
contributions be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Schubert Funeral
Home, in charge.
WOLFENBARGER, MR. DAVID LEE - age 54, of Maynardville, passed away suddenly
Sunday evening, December 28, 1997, from an automobile accident. Member
of Valley Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, H.E. (Bud)
and Stella Wolfenbarger; brother, Jake Wolfenbarger. Survivors: daughters
and sons-in-law, Beverly and Jim Ford of Maynardville; grandchildren, Victoria,
Charles, Vannessa Ford, all of Maynardville; ex-wife of 31 years, Carolyn
Stanton of Maynardville; brothers, Joe Wolfenbarger of New Market, Glen
Wolfenbarger of Knoxville, Pat Wolfenbarger of Maynardville; sisters, Hazel
Ridner of Halls, Margaret Bruner of Maynardville, Marie Cox of Maynardville,
Bobbie Roberts of Maryville; many nieces and nephews; special friends,
G.L. Beeler, Chubby Beeler, Ray Buckner. The family will receive friends
from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. at Ailor's
Chapel weather permitting, Rev. James Capps and Rev. Burney Hutchison officiating.
Interment 11 a.m. Thursday at Beeler's Cemetery, Hickory Valley Rd., weather
permitting. Pallbearers: Gene Wolfenbarger, Gary Bruner, Mark Gardner,
Jim Ford, Stacy Gilbert and Danny Knouff. If bad weather contact Ailor
Mortuary, 992-5555. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
WOODARD, HENRY - of Knoxville, departed this life December 29, 1997,
at Hillcrest North Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and
will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
WOODBY, JOE BUFORD - age 82, of Claiborne County, the Forge Ridge community,
passed away December 28, 1997, at the Nashville Memorial Hospital. Funeral
services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Reece Valley Chapel.
Burial Forge Ridge Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Visitation
5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, 869-3651
YANDELL, GLENN L. - age 69, of Kingston, went home to be with the Lord on December 29, 1997. He was a Navy veteran who served on the Destroyer U.S.S. Lyman K. Swenson from October 1945 to January 1949. A member of the First Baptist Church, Kingston, Tenn., where he was active in several mission projects. He was also involved in the Habitat for Humanity. Preceded in death by father, Ivan Yandell; mother, Gladys Yandell; and sister, Ethel Yandell. Survivors include devoted and loving wife of 48 years, Betty R. Yandell; mother for over 60 years, Lucille E. Yandell; brother and sister-in-law, Norville and Sally Yandell; sons, Gene L. Yandell, Jerry L. Yandell; daughters, Bonnie L. Skoffic, Karen A. Smith, Edith E. Strayer; sons-in-law, Travis J. Smith, Chuck S. Strayer, Kevin D. Skoffic; daughters-in-law, Gail A. Yandell, Carol J. Yandell; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. Funeral will begin at 8 p.m. in Kyker Chapel with Dr. Roy Graves officiating. Burial 10 a.m. Friday in Roane Memorial Gardens.