Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ALLEN, MYRTLE MAUDE - age 82, passed away at 10:20 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Athens Healthcare, after a lengthy illness.
She was a R.N. Surgical nurse, Sweetwater Hospital for 38 years. She was
a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater. She was also
a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary. Survivors: husband, James ''Gillie''
Allen, Sweetwater; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Judy Allen, Marietta,
Ga.; grandson and wife, Jeff and Mary Allen, Valdosa, Ga.; granddaughter,
Julie Allen, Marietta, Ga.; nephews, Jimmy, Billy, Donnie Plemons, and
Bobby Johnson; nieces, Judy Ann Marcum and Tonnie Doss. The body is at
Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from
7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Kyker's Chapel
with Rev. Julian Walton and Rev. Mike Stephens of Marietta, Ga. officiating.
Interment to follow in West View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First
United Methodist Church, Sweetwater.
BAILEY, MR. HERBERT - age 56, of Washburn, born February 26, 1941, passed away suddenly 12:05 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997. Member and deacon of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church. Former employee of State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation. Survivors: wife, Louise Bailey; mother, Lizzie Bailey; sisters, Jean Graves, Billie Lou Waller, all of Washburn, Polly Starnes, Bean Station; brothers, Leonard, Edd, Dan, and Charles Bailey, all of Washburn; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and other relatives. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Gabril Haynes officiating with music by Richard and Linda Nicely. Interment Liberty Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers: Monroe Atkins, Randy Brown, Joe Nicely, Jerry Nicely, Danny Bailey, Trinity Bailey. Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of Pennington Chapel Church. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m Tuesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
BURNETTE, CHARLES WAYNE - age 55, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Madison, Tenn., after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by father, Charles ''Jack'' Burnette. Formally employed by Gemtron Corp., Sweetwater. Survivors: daughters, Renee Burnette, Whitney Burnette, Madisonville; mother, Florence Sis Burnette, Sweetwater; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Elmer Goodman, Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Murray's Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Cliton Riddle officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
COCHRAN, MRS. MINNIE IRENE - age 73, of Harriman, Tenn., departed this life on Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital, Knoxville. She was a loving mother, wife and a faithful member of the Grace Baptist Church in Harriman. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Olmstead; and brother, Hiram Olmstead. Mrs. Cochran is survived by her husband, Ledford Cochran; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Pete Reynolds, Brenda and Leslie Arwood; sons and daughters-in-law, Ledford, Jr. and Beverly Cochran, Lonnie and Tina Cochran; seven grandchildren, Tina and Tony Reynolds, Chris Cochran, Emily and Robbie Cochran, Jessica and Jennifer Arwood; three great-grandchildren, Stacy, Anthony, and Travis Brandon; mother, Mollie Olmstead of Sunbright; brother, Jack Olmstead of Huntsville, Ala.; sisters, Marie Haynes of Sunbright, Iva Mayton of Harriman, Willadene Wright of Huntsville, Ala., Edith Olmstead of Huntsville, Ala., and Loraine Robbins of Wartburg; several nieces and nephews, and other family and friends. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg with Rev. Ralph Nance and Rev. Winfred Sluder officiating. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Roane Memorial Gardens in Harriman. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg.
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; three sons, James Jr. and wife, Jean Cooper of San Antonio, Texas, David William and wife, 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, Geoffrey, 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. Monday, April 14, 1997, at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Clinton, Tenn.
COOPER, BARBARA ELLEN BORING - age 94, of Tallassee, Tenn., passed away Sunday morning, April 13, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. She was the oldest member of Happy Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Johnny Cooper; daughters, Dora Cooper, Myrtice Chastain; and four grandchildren. Survivors: daughter, Louise Lasko of Centerline, Mich.; daughter and son-in-law, Lydia and Tex Mathews of Happy Valley Community, Tallassee; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Betty Cooper, Cleo and Blanche Cooper, Kenneth and Loretta Cooper, all of the Happy Valley Community, Tallassee; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; half-brother and wife, Howard and Lema Boring of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Beecher Whitehead, Rev. William ''Butch'' Cooper officiating. Family and friends will meet at Happy Valley Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
COPPOCK, MR. LASCO (DOCK) - of Maynardville, born May 29, 1906, passed away at 4:23 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a member and deacon at Valley Grove Baptist Church in Union County. Preceded in death by his wife, Estelle Coppock; parents, Jim and Nancy Coppock; brother, Trola; sister, Trula Graham; and grandsons, Lynn Davis and Tony Boles. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Lasco (Bud) and Vicki Coppock of Powell; daughters and sons-in-law, Marion and Kyle Whited and Sue and Bob Davis of Maynardville, Faye and Dee Davis and Mildred Joplin of Andersonville; brother, Arzo Coppock of Knoxville; sister, Lily Summers of Davenport, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. The family will receive friends at Ailor Mortuary in Maynardville on Monday, April 14th from 6-8 p.m. with funeral service following in Ailor's Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Burney Hutchinson and Rev. Clyde Gray. Interment 11 a.m Tuesday, April 15th at New Loyston Memorial Gardens. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
CUPP, LOUISE WARD - age 66, of Knoxville, went to be with Jesus, April 12, 1997. She was a member of Greens Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by children, Janet, Terry, and Robin Cupp. Survivors: husband of 47 years, Earl T. Cupp; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Teresa Cupp; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Stoney Cook, Sharon and Wes Ingram; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Otha, Jr. and Ernie Ward; sisters, Mildred Oliver, Ella Mae Rose, and Shirley Green; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, April 14, 1997, at Berry Funeral Home with Rev. Dexter Merritt and Rev. Buddy Long officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Stock Creek Cemetery. Active pallbearers: Gerald Henry, Robbie Miller, Jeff Carter, Steve Watson, Baxter Witson, Mike Lynn, Mike Green, Steve Harbin. Honorary pallbearers: Donnie Merritt and Willie Keesee. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
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, Ted 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.
EDMONDS, BILL R. - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997. He was the former owner of Paul Parrott's Shoes. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Paul and Della Edmonds. Survivors: wife, A. Ray Edmonds; son, Michael Edmonds; daughter, Shannon Edmonds; brothers, Carl Edmonds, all of Knoxville, and David Edmonds of Ohio; sister, Nancy Edmonds of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel, Michael Edmonds, Rev. Ron Ramsey, and Rev. Wallace Newman officiating. Family and friends will leave Rose Mortuary at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and proceed to Asbury Cemetery for graveside and interment service at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Slick Painter, Gary Cunningham, Ron Hickman, Jim Kerr, Bob Cox, and Jim Lusby. Honorary pallbearers: members of the Golden Rule Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
FIELDEN, REV. GLEN E. - age 76, of Fountain City, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member and interim pastor of Everhart Baptist Church, charter member and chaplain of East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard and Disabled American Veterans Chapter #24. Preceded in death by parents, Hobart and Amy Fielden. Survivors: wife, Hassie Anderson Fielden; brother, Carl Fielden of Madison, Tenn.; sisters, Genevieve Humphrey of Knoxville, Anna L. Tudor of Manchester, Tenn.; four nephews and three nieces. Service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Rick Lemons and Rev. Doug Fielden officiating. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for interment 11 a.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers: Steve and Gary Tudor, Ray and Mark Janeway, Glen and Wayne Anderson. Full military honors provided by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
GIBSON, MRS. FRANCES (FRANKIE) GOLDSTON - age 69, of Harriman, formerly of Oakdale, died Sunday, April 13, 1997. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Davis Funeral Home, interment will follow in Crab Orchard Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Harriman.
HAZELWOOD, ROBBIE MITCHELL - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away at 7 a.m. April 13, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by mother, Flossie Mitchell Waddell and father, Robert H. Waddell, both of Rogersville, Ala. Survived by husband, Joe B. Hazelwood; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Bob and Suzie Hazelwood of Knoxville, Max and Sharon Hazelwood of Maryville; and son, Johnnie Hazelwood of Maryville; sisters, Lunette Waddell of Rogersville, Ala. and Hilda Dison of Killen, Ala.; grandchildren, Tracy Hazelwood Schultz, Mitch, Todd, Robby, Chad, Ben, and Justin Hazelwood; great-grandchildren, Michelle and Megan Hazelwood, and Patrick Shultz; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel, Reverends Brenda and Larry Carroll officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Weaver's to proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: Justin, Mitch, Robby, Chad, Ben, and Todd Hazelwood and Stan Shultz. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trinity United Methodist Church, 5613 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921 and Fairview United Methodist Church, 2050 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville, TN. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home.
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. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Keith Weaver officating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
HIGDON, CAMILLE SHORES - of Philadelphia, Pa., departed this life to her reward on Thursday, April 10, 1997, in Philadelphia, at Einstein Medical Center. She was born and reared in Knoxville, Tenn., graduated from Austin High School Class of 1950, a graduate of West Virginia State College. She was a registered dietitian and worked most of her career at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa. before retiring. Preceded in death by her parents, James and Dixie Rector Shores; and grandmother, Verna Valentine. Survivors: husband, Arnold Higdon; daughters, Jeri Bell, Pembroke Pines, Fla., Sharon Higdon, Philadelphia, Pa., Linda Higdon, Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Terry Higdon, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; grandchildren, Danielle and Khalil, Pembroke Pines, Fla. Knoxville relatives: aunts, Lucy Rector (Henry) Fortson and Edith Rector; cousins, John, Burnette, Frederick, and Michael Fortson and their families, Carolyn Groves, Jim Spears, Julian Spears, and familes, Gloria Lane, Marshall Kindrell, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Patton, Patricia Berry; other cousins, family, and friends including, special cousins, Stokley (Donald) Kindrell of Hawaii and Nancy Fanette Fortson Simmons of Teaneck, N.J. and their families. Funeral service Tuesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. Woodcrest United Church of Christ, Philadelphia. Funeral home in charge, Yarborough and Rocke, 1001 N. 63rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151. Phone (215) 473-5100. Notice by Unity Mortuary.
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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
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.
HUGHES, FRANKLIN EUGENE - age 73, of 357 Glenrose Ave., Nashville, passed away 1:10 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at V.A. Medical Center, Nashville. Veteran of World War II. Survivors: daughters, Brenda Warner, Dawsonville, Ga., Sharon Hughes, Sheila Hughes, Regina Redmon, all of Nashville, Cindy Henson, Canton, Ga., Carolyn Ward, Halls; sons, Joseph Hughes, Kenneth Hughes, both of Nashville, Clyde Hughes, Halls; 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Estel Sinbeck, Ethel Stutts, both of Loretta; brothers, Elmer Hughes, Florence, Ala., Arnold Hughes, Loretta; several nieces and nephews; nine stepchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Bonnie Lou Belcher Hughes. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday, Williamsburg Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Cooper officiating. Interment church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
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. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
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.
McINTOSH, MARK - age 66, of Morristown, entered into eternal rest, April 12, 1997, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a member of Kidwell's Ridge Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 231. Mr. McIntosh was a Korean War Veteran. He was retired from BASF and Stewart Lumber Company. Mr. McIntosh was preceded in death by his father, John H. McIntosh of Burnsville, N.C. Survivors include: his wife of 39 years, Jeanette Cowan McIntosh of the home; mother, Mrs. Sue Angel McIntosh; sister, Pearl McIntosh; brother, Fred McIntosh and sister-in-law, Willie Lou McIntosh; two nieces, Nadine McIntosh and Janice McIntosh Sutton (Mrs. Michael Sutton); and a great-nephew, T.C. Sutton, all of Burnsville, N.C. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Bob Cowan of Morristown; uncles, Willard and Clyde Angel of Burnsville, N.C., and uncle and aunt, Harmon and Ruth Angel of San Diego, Calif. Mr. McIntosh leaves a host of friends and relatives including special friends, Randy and Vickie Solano, Lester and Donna Walls, Roger and Linda Denton, Don and Alice Cowan, Howard and Roberta Shirey, and the MedCenter Home Health/Friends of Hospice. A Masonic service by Lodge 231 will be held Monday, April 14, 1997, at 8 p.m. at Westside Chapel. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Ralph Benefield, Rev. Harold Noe, and Rev. Frank Murphy officiating. Entombment will be Tuesday, April 15th at 10 a.m. in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, in charge of arrangements.
McMILLAN, JOHN BAYLESS - age 95, of East Knox Co., passed away Friday, April 11, 1997, at his home. Member and Deacon of Walnut Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Martha McMillan; sons, James, Fred, and Bayless McMillan; grandson, Lynn Hankins. Survived by: daughters, Lucille McCarter, Marie Williams; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren, special grandson, Glenn Hankins; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Walnut Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Smartt and Rev. Fred McGill officiating, followed by the interment at McCubbins Cemetery. Pallbearers: L.D. Brewer, Pete Ogle, Glen Robinson, Hank Long, Sam Hensley, and David Yardley. Honorary pallbearers: Johnny Houser, Charles Ogle, Fred Brewer, Bill Walden, and Ralph Lenear. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
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.
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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
POE, DERICK HENRY - age 23, of Sevierville, died Saturday, April 12, 1997. He was an honor student at I.T.T. in Knoxville and was employed by Chili's Restaurant. Survivors: parents, Christopher Mike and Wanda Poe; brothers, Michael and Mark Poe; sister, Tammy Davis and husband, Gary; special family, Vicki Stinnett, Bud Guest, Scott McMahan and wife, Meleah, Todd Garst; grandparents, Minnie Garren, Irene Holt, Glenn and Dorothy Stinnett; many other relatives and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Smoky Mt. Memory Gardens, Rev. David Travis officiating. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Monday at Atchley's Smoky Mt. Chapel, 220 Emert St., Pigeon Forge.
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.
RUTHERFORD, TIMOTHY EARL - 38, Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997. Member of Central Baptist Church. A police officer with the City of Oak Ridge for 15 years and a member of the ATO Fraterity. Survived by wife, Kristi Michelle Rutherford, Oak Ridge; brother, Thomas Paul Rutherford, Solway; sister, Mary Ruth Johnson, Nashville; bestfriend and partner, David and Trish Tye, Norris; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; many relatives and friends. The funeral will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary on Wednesday, April 16, 1997, 10 a.m. Interment will be in Anderson Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, Anderson County Division, P.O. Box 6014, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
RYMER, JACKSON T. - of Kingston, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. Member of the Kingston United Methodist Church. Survivors: wife, Bonnie L. Rymer, Kingston; sisters, Velma Ratcliff, Etowah, Tenn., Evelyn Kerr, Cleveland, Tenn., and Stella Parrish, McCaysville, Ga.; brothers, William Rymer, McCaysville, Ga. and Jim Rymer, Hixon, Tenn. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kingston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Slagle officiating. Burial in Roane Memorial Gardens.
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 a member of IBEW Local #760. 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. The 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, DAVID E. - age 67, of Fountain City, passed away April 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Served as deacon, elder, and trustee of Fountain City Presbyterian Church and faithful member of the Chancel Choir. Member of East Tennessee Pilots Association and avid flyer at the Sky Ranch. Retired from F.B.I. as special agent, served with Air Force for eight years, and practicing attorney in Fountain City for 30 years. Survivors: wife of 40 years, Carol Chapman Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul C. and Theresa Smith of Maynardville, Dr. N. Bryan and Karen Smith of Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Walt Morgan of Knoxville; six grandchildren, Paul Jr., Maxwell, Spencer, Tyler, Maggie, and Molly; sisters, Elizabeth Byck of Oak Ridge, Dorothy Hayden of Jacksonville, Fla. Memorial service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fountain City Presbyterian Church, Dr. Jack Davis and Dr. Tom Ballard officiating. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fountain City Presbyterian Church to benefit the Tennessee Baptist Orphanage, Franklin, TN, 500 Hotel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37918. Mynatt Funeral Home in charge.
THOMAS, BERLIE AVILLA - age 92, of North Knoxville, died Sunday, April 13, at approximately 9 a.m. at Marshall Voss Nursing Home. Member of Bingham Baptist Church, Bessemer City, N.C. Preceded in death by husband, H.P. Thomas; brothers, Pat Anderson and Tom Anderson; and several half-brothers and sisters. Survivors: children, Elaine T. McKee, Knoxville, Horace Paul, Jr. and wife, Vivian Thomas, Antigo, Wis., Bob F. and wife, Connie, Kingston, Tenn.; grandchildren, Robert P. Taylor, Knoxville, Randi Hurt, Medford, Wis., Michael C. Thomas, Knoxville, Erin M. McKee, Pensacola, Fla., Kelley E. Thomas-Spoon, Lenoir City, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Erin and Kelli Hurt, Medford, Wis.; several nieces and nephews. Private graveside services will be held at New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
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.
UNDERWOOD, EMILY DEANN - four month old infant daughter of Edward, Jr. and Teresa Coffey Underwood of 3390 Simpson Road East, Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Saturday evening, April 12, 1997, at Loudon Hospital. She was preceded in death by grandfather, Edward Underwood, Sr. Survivors: parents; sisters, Barbara and Patricia Underwood of Knoxville; brothers, Jason Roer and Jesse Roer, John Underwood, all of the home; grandparents, Mary Evie Underwood of Lenoir City, James and Neva Coffey of Maryville; several aunts and uncles. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Click Funeral Home, Rev. Donald Morton officiating. Interment Louisville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
WEBB, LOUISE BRACKINS HUSKEY - age 74, of Pigeon Forge, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. She was a member of Conner Heights Baptist Church and attended Pigeon Forge Church of God. Preceded in death by brothers, Earnest and Shirll Brackins. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Linda Huskey, Bill and Carol Huskey, Steve and Mary Huskey, Bruce and Gail Huskey, Darrell and Brenda Huskey; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte McCarter, Bobbie and Floyd Smith, Helen and Charles Rayfield, Faye and Henry Sutton, Gail and Doyle Hurst, Linda and Bobby Reagan; special granddaughter, Michelle and Donald Manis; 28 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank, J.B., and Jack Brackins. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. David Travis officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday in Huskey Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
WHEELER, KAREN RENEE - age 29, of Knoxville, passed away April 12, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. She was an employee of Real Peking Chinese Restaurant. 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, Rev. Bill Romines officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Grove Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home.
YOUNG, EUGENE BLAYNE (INKY), SR. - age 50, of Barrow, Alaska, died April 10, 1997, due to an airplane crash outside Barrow, Alaska. Formerly of Knoxville, a graduate of West High School and Western Ky. University. Veteran of the United States Navy serving in Vietnam. Preceded in death by father and grandparents, Everett W. Young and Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Young. Survivors: wife, Lorene Brower Young, Borrow, Alaska; daughters, Margaret Marie Young, Nashville, Tenn., Elizabeth Blaire Young, Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jason DeFranco, Knoxville; son, Eugene Blayne Young, Jr., Knoxville; stepdaughters, Megan and MacKenzie Nicely, Barrow, Alaska; mother, Dorothy M. (Dottie) Young, Knoxville; brothers, Col. (Ret.) Wayne R. Young, Lawrenceburg, Ky., Mark A. Young, New York, N.Y.; sister, Janis Y. Buckner, Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service 3 p.m. Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church, Dr. Robert C. Burch officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Mark Ahsoak, Jr., Charles Cottrell, John Diddle, Lewis Foster, Cowan Rodgers III, Cowan Rodgers IV, Kerry Sprouse. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service at Calvary Baptist Church, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
ZACHARY, NAOMA HAYNES - age 79, of Sneedville, passed away April 13, 1997, at the Hancock Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the Sneedville First Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Fred Zachary; grandmother of the late Sally Lee Zachary; and daughter of the late Henry and Esta Lee Haynes. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Q. and Reba Zachary of Sneedville, Bobby F. and Cynthia Zachary of Halls, Tenn.; daughter, Joyce Loebner of Sneedville; six grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sneedville First Baptist Church, Rev. Brian Courtney officiating. Interment in the Zachary Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville, in charge of arrangements.