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ALLEMAN, BERTA SUTTLES - age 75, of Sevierville, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997. Survivors: husband, William Fred Alleman; sons, Eugene Suttles and wife, Vicki, Kenneth Suttles and wife, Brenda, Charles Suttles, Robert Suttles, Sammy Suttles and wife, Diane; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Ora Hatcher, Lillie Bates, Iva Tallent and husband, Roy, Ruby Tallent and husband, Elmer; brothers, Ernest and Juanita Clabo; Clarence Clabo. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Ernie Coleman officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at Knob Creek Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

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 Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Rev. Toby Everett officiating. Interment in Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BALDWIN, EDITH KATHERINE - age 83, of Knoxville, died 5:05 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. Member of First Lutheran Church, Southern Railway Ladies Club. Survived by husband, Clifton Baldwin, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Elva Heidle Baldwin, High Point, N.C.; grandchildren, Joy Angela Baldwin, Charlotte, N.C., Amy Melinda Sinclair, Chicago. Funeral service will be 12 noon on Friday at First Lutheran Church, Pastor John P. Schulz officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Friday at the Baldwin-Duncan Cemetery (Claiborne Co.) for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, 1207 Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Family will receive friends at the church 11-12 noon Friday. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway, in charge of arrangements. 

BLEDSOE, PAGE OTIS - age 85, of Halls, passed away December 30 at Mariner Healthcare Center in Norris, Tenn. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church where he served as deacon and choir member for many years. As a youngster he rode a bicycle for Western Union delivering telegrams all over Knoxville and was made route manager in the early '30s. Two of his co-workers, Georgia Bowling and Elizabeth Berke, still remember those days at Western Union. In the early '40s he served an apprenticeship and went to work for Ideal Electric Coompany. Many of his co-workers sitll remember working with him there - Floyd Reed, Kermit Troutman, Ines Lovelace and Jim McManus. He cherished his customers and formed many lasting friendships. Sonny Steele and David Sharp at Home Federal Bank have been so good to him over the years. Member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 50 years. In 1982 he did volunteer work - typing and addressing envelopes and answering inquiries about the World's Fair in Knoxville. He loved to dance, and won a clogging contest at TVA&I Fair in the '70s for his age group. He was always ready to do something to help someone else. He was preceded in death by wife, Birdie Wells Bledsoe; parents, Solomon and Pearl Warren Bledsoe; brother, Woodrow Bledsoe; and sister, Leona Snyder. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Mildred Bledsoe Vandergriff Norris and Edsel Norris; ex-son-in-law and wife, Jim and Jo Vandergriff; grandsons and wives, Mike and Connie Baird Vandergriff, Greg and Susan Fox Vandergriff, Doug and Pam Lett Vandergriff, Chris and Theresa Baird Vandergriff; and step-grandson, Greg Norris; great-grandchildren, Becky, Jenny and Amy Vandergriff, Genite, Gregory, Shawn, Adam and Sarah Vandergriff, Josh and Rachel Vandergriff, Andy and John Vandergriff; sisters, Arizona Manzer Vineyard and Elsie Blevins Ginn; brothers, Jim, Edward, and Bobby Bledsoe; sisters-in-law, Pearl Maples King, Naomi Smith, Ruth, Gladys, Mary and Martha Bledsoe, and Maude Wells; ex-sister-in-law, Doris Bledsoe; brothers-in-law, Carl Smith, Ed Beeler, Bob Wayland, and Cecil Vineyard; many wonderful nieces and nephews; special friend, Dixie Westall. Memorial funeral service 4 p.m. Sunday at Salem Baptist Church, Rev. John Holland officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, 4800 Salem Church Road, Knoxville, TN 37938. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

BOLTON, GLADYS C. - age 89, of Maryville, formerly of Claiborne county, died at 11:24 p.m. Monday, December 29, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. She was a member of East Maryville Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Everett ''Pap'' Bolton; sister, Irene Talbott; grandson, Michael Johnson; great-great-grandson, Tyler Sellers. Survivors: son, David Bolton of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Wilma Allene and Clarence ''Buster'' Johnson of Maryville; two granddaughters, Joyce Gibbs and husband, Don, Sharon Painter and husband, Brian; three great-granadchildren; Melissa Sellers and husband, Marvin, Donna Gibbs, Travis Painter; one great-great-grandson, Dakoda Sellers; brother, Ray E. Brooks of Tazewell. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, with Rev. David Webster and Rev. Greg Long officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to East Maryville Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

BOOT, WINIFRED (SUE) - age 80, of Powell, passed away Tuesday morning at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and was the widow of Russell A. Boot. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and John Tipton of Powell; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Diedra and Paul Richardson; and great-grandson, Ryan Richardson of Beaufort, S.C. A brother and sister reside in New Zealand. The family wishes to thank the staff of Brakebill Nursing Home for their kind care of Mrs. Boot. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Fund c/o Brakebill Nursing Home, 5837 Lyon's View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

BRANTLEY, MINNIE TROUT - age 94, of Loudon, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Rockwood Health Care Center. Born in Monroe County, Tenn., on October 3, 1903. Active member of Loudon United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Royce Brantley; parents, James and Frances Winder Trout; sisters, Irene Trout, Annie Edmonds, Ella White, Mae Tallent and Gertrude Mendieta; brothers, Joe and Roscoe Trout. Survivors: daughter, Barbara Smith, Sellersburg, Ind.; grandchildren, Larry and Sherry Wright, Mary Lambert; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Saturday, Rose Bud Cemetery, Dekovan, Ky. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Loudon United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends 11-1 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

BUIST, ROBERT ALAN - age 74, of Augusta, Ga., passed away Saturday, December 27, 1997, in Sugar Land, Texas. He was born May 29, 1923, in Blacksville, S.C. He retired as plant manager of the Palm Beach Company in Knoxville. He attended the Citadel, was a member of the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Matthew Covenant Class, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #63 and the American Legion Post #0091. Survivors: wife of 51 years, Laurene Miller Buist; daughters, Barbara Howard of Dunwoody, Ga., Linda Loyd and husband Gary, Pamela Mills and husband Victor, all of Evans, Ga., Robin Minor and husband David of Sugar Lane, Texas; sister, Marian B. Wheeler of Blackville, S.C.; and six grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, in the Blackville Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. G. Daniel McCall officiating. Memorials may be made to the Blackville Cemetery Fund, PO Box 365, Blackville, SC 29817. Arrangements by Folk Funeral Home, Williston, S.C. 

CLABO, CHARITY ALICE REAGAN - age 96, of Clarksville, Ohio, formerly of Sevier county, died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, in Wilmington, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Lee Clabo; son, Clyde Clabo; brother, John Reagan, and sisters, Litha Reagan Townsend, Lillie Reagan Valentine, and Lura Reagan Price. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Newell and Louise Clabo; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Robert Beckwith, June and Everett Shultz; daughter-in-law, Emmalee Breeden Clabo; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Mayme Reagan Dixon, Janice Reagan King, Gracie Reagan McMahan, Hazel Reagan Wilson. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Ernie Coleman officiating. Interment to follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

CLARK, REV. ELIJAH S., SR. - age 101, formerly of the Ball Camp community, passed away Monday, December 29, 1997, at Briarcliff Healthcare Center in Oak Ridge. A longtime member of Ball Road Baptist Church and a retired minister. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Bessie Clark; sons, David, Cecil and Elijah S. Clark, Jr.; and daughter, Evadana Allen. Survivors: daughters, Pearl McCoy and Pauline Allen, both of Knoxville; and son, Jesse T. Clark of Greenville, S.C.; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday, January 2, 1998, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel from 6-8 p.m. with the funeral to follow, Rev. A.J. Crawford officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Weaver's to proceed to Oak Ridge Memorial Park for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

CLARK, LUCY (BERNICE) - age 61, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of Milan Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, James and Mary Sturgeon. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Tammy Clark; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Bob Mullins, all of Knoxville; grandson, Logan Mullins; step-grandchildren, Channing Watson, Lindsey and Lauren Mullins; sisters, Katherine Longmire, Linda Thomas, Patty Shipley and Lucille McCoy; brothers, R.C., Ray and James (Jimmy) Sturgeon; special nieces, Robin Longmire and Mary Nolan; several other nieces and nephews; aunt, Connie Hammock; uncles, Herbert Sands and Edgar Sturgeon. Family and friends will meet at Halls Memory Gardens (behind Salem Baptist Church) 11 a.m. Friday for graveside service, Rev. Curtis Tindell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

FARMER, J.C., SR. - age 79, of the Karns community, died 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church, Masters Lodge #244 F&AM and the Scottish Rite. Preceded in death by wife, Rosetta Farmer; parents, James P. and Carrie Farmer; brothers, Dan, Glen and Carson Farmer. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Linda Carrol and Paul Noce, Jr., Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, J.C., Jr. and Shirley Farmer, Corryton; grandchildren, Michelle Denise Farmer, Corryton, Tony Noce, Knoxville; sisters, Opal, Lois, Rena, JoAnn, Charlotte, Patsy, Shirley; brothers, Shelby, Wayne, Bill, Coy and Troy Farmer. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Friday, Stevens Chapel, Rev. Ronnie Dotson and Rev. Bill Romines officiating. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Saturday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway. 

FOLVEN, ANNA ROWENA TIPTON - age 64, of Greeley, Colo., formerly of Maryville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 30, 1997, at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. Preceded in death by parents, Joe, Sr. and Dell Burch Tipton; sister, Allene Sparks. Survivors: daughter, Cindy Arnett of Greeley, Colo.; son, Mason Folven of Mukilteo, Wash.; five grandchildren; sisters, Roma L. Tipton of Maryville, Geneva Woody of Oak Ridge; brothers, Joe R. (Sonny) Tipton Jr. of Knoxville, Harold D. Tipton, William Buford ''Bill'' Tipton, both of Maryville; several aunts and uncles, several nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Eusebia Cemetery, Rev. Billy Ray Dodson officiating. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

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. 

HARTLINE, MARY SUE - age 62, of 905 Bell Ave., Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday evening, December 30, 1997, at the Loudon Health Care Center. She was a member of Nelson St. Baptist Church. She was retired from Yale & Town. After her retirement Sue worked at Highland Park Elementary School. Preceded in death by parents, Robbie Beach and Charles Sherrill. Survivors: husband, Bob Hartline; children and spouses, Pam Hartline of Knoxville, Gene and Vickie Hartline, David and Missy Hartline, all of Lenoir City; granddaughter, Jessica Hartline; sister, Evelyn Jo Jenkins of Lenoir City; brother, Tommy R. Sherrill of Lubbock, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie White and Rev. Bill Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 12-1 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

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. Family will receive friends Friday, January 2, 1998, at First Calvary Baptist Church, 1750 Delaware Ave.,5-6 p.m. 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 Saturday, January 3, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Highland Memorial Park, Sutherland Ave. Family will be at the home of daughter, Mrs. Evelyn (Lorenzo) Thompson, 116 Fern St. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

HARPER, MARGARET ELLEN - died December 31, 1997, at Hendersonville Hospital, Hendersonville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Harper; her mother, Lucy Badgett Harper; a sister, Thelma H. Parker and brother-in-law, James Parker. Survived by lifelong friend, Mabel C. Hatmaker. Former member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. Presently a member of White House Temple Baptist Church. Remains are at Cole & Garrett White House Chapel where funeral services will be Friday, January 2, 1998, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Jim Witherington. Visitation is Thursday, January 1, 1998, 6-9 p.m. Graveside service Saturday, January 3, 1998, 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville. 

HENSLEY, MRS. ANNA MAE - age 67, of Corryton, passed away 11:58 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at her home. Member of Christian Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, two brothers, one sister and a son. Survived by husband, Jack Hensley; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack Jr. and Sandy Hensley of Indiana, Robert and Chastity Hensley of Corryton; daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Lonnie Miller of Knoxville, Sue and Ray Dyer of Corryton, Zetta Mae and Jim Faulkner of Knoxville, Nancy and Robert Welch of Corryton; sisters, Gladys and Patsy; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to nurse Janie Richardson. Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. David Cloud and Rev. Tommy Frye officiating. Interment at Beeler Cemetery, Bull Run Road. Pallbearers: grandsons. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at 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. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HOLLAND, LORETTA TREANOR - age 77, of Concord, passed away Monday in Vermont while visiting family. A native of the Boston area, she had lived in the Knox County area since 1966. She was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church, the Telephone Pioneers, and gave much of herself as a volunteer for the VA Clinic and the Red Cross. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest W. Holland; son, Dr. Charles W. Holland, and a sister. She is survived by son, Navy Chaplin E.W. Holland of Marion, Mass.; sisters, Frances Dineen, Mildred Tyrell, both of Boston, Mass.; granddaughter, Sheryl Dutkosky of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews and other family members also survive. Services will be Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the All Saints Catholic Church with Father Chris Michelson officiating. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. in the Mapleview Cemetery in Smyrna, TN. The family will receive friends at Highland West Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. Friday. Arrangements by Highland West Funeral Home, 693-9547. 

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. Family can be reached at 522-4084. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

HOWELL, CARRIE L. MUNCEY (GRANNY DADE) - born October 25, 1905, age 92, left us to be with Jesus on Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at home. She was a Baptist and was preceded in death by husbands, Herman Bailey and George Howell; son, Albert C. Bailey; parents; brothers and sisters. Survivors: daughters, Marie Lee, Bobby Welch, Martha Jane Tanner; daughter and son-in-law Veneda and A.T. Collins; step-daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Glenn Cook; sons and daughters-in-law, George and Junav Bailey, Walter F. and Trula Bailey; five generations having 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; devoted caretaker, Louise Bailey. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

HOWEY, LARRY RAY - age 53, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at his home. Survived by daughter, Heather Howey; sons, Chucky Howey, Chad Howey; six brothers; two sisters; several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Dexter Merritt officiating followed by the interment at Caledonia Cemetery. Pallbearers: Terry Howey, Kerry Howey, Kevin Howey, Wayne Howey, Jr., Bobby Miller and Chris Weeden. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

JOHNSON, GRACE - age 67, of Clinton, died suddenly Tuesday at Methodist Medical Center. Born December 11, 1930, in Sevier County. She was employed by Beauty Boutique in Clinton as a beautician. She was a member of Farmers Grove Baptist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ashley and Ellie Rayfield; sister, Nell Rayfield; brothers, Uyless Rayfield and Loy Rayfield. Survivors include her husband, Carl Ray Johnson; sons, Ira Wayne and wife Marilyn Johnson of Sevierville, Owen and wife Marilyn Kay Johnson of Clinton; grandchildren, Chenna and Colt Johnson; brothers, Vernard and wife Ruby Rayfield, Oscar and wife Mae Rayfield, Roy and wife Betty Rayfield, all of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 2 in the chapel of Holley-Gamble with Rev. Moss Beets and Rev. Kenneth Seeber officiating. Burial Friday, January 2 following funeral service at Farmers Grove Cemetery, Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

LOVEDAY, JAMES EDWARD - age 77, of South Knoxville, died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Murphy Builders Sunday School Class, and formerly served on the administrative board and as chairman of ushers. Mr. Loveday was also a member of Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433 F&AM, and a former member of the South Knoxville Optimist Club and Downtown Lions Club. He was the retired co-owner of the former Dixie Brokerage Co. and served as a court officer for the Knox County Sheriff Dept. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bessie Loveday; and brothers, Raymond and Roy Loveday. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rena Seiber Loveday; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Samuel G. Brown; grandson, Christopher James Brown, all of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Benjamin and Jessie Loveday of Knoxville and Okeechobee, Fla.; sister, Edna Barker; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Howell Worsham, all of Palm Beach Garden, Fla.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday, Church Street United Methodist Church with Rev. William J. Fowler officiating. Interment will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Emmitt Hubbard, Mark McKinney, Wayne Houser, Narvel Goforth, Roy Whitfield and Charles Loveday. Members of the Murphy Builders Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kay Adult Center, c/o Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

MARCUM, FRANCIS MARION - age 90, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Windwood Health and Rehab. Center in Clinton. Retired from Union Carbide Corp. K-25. Member of Calvary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Rachel E. Marcum, September 11, 1987. Survived by sons, James H. Marcum and wife, Ruth, of Powell, Phillip M. Marcum and wife, Cecile, of Oliver Springs, David M. Marcum and wife, Karen, of Norwalk, Calif.; daughters, Jo McGill and husband, J.W. of Harriman, Tenn., Patricia A. Hammer and husband, W.R. of Indian Lake, N.Y.; ten grandchidlren; and ten great-grandchildren; special friends, Pastor Steve McDonald, Hollis Holt, Luther Acres, Mike Witherspoon and Brian Hayden. Funeral services are Saturday, January 3, 1998, at 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Steve McDonald officiating. Graveside service is Sunday, January 4, 1998, at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 162 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 3, 1998, from 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

McCALL, MARY L. - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away December 31, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional. Member of Northside Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Edward C. McCall; son, Jackie Ray McCall. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ricky, Randy and Billy Worthington, Joey Adams, Chris Lickliter, Greg Richardson. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

McCARTER, NATHAN E. - age 54, of Knoxville, passed away December 30, 1997, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. Survived by son, Nathan McCarter, Jr.; daughter, Lori Ann Faulkner; granddaughters, Ashley, Shanda and Lindsey; brothers, James of Knoxville, Robert and Paul of Florida; sisters, Irene Lynn of Beaumont, Texas, Margaret Holloway and Joyce Courtney, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at Weaver's Chapel, Reverends Larry and Brenda Carroll officiating. Interment will be in Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

McCUTCHEN, BONNIE BLAND - Survivors: daughters, Amanda McCutchen Belew and husband Monte, Catherine McCutchen Redmond and husband Brad, all of Knoxville. Mary Madaline McCutchen of Jackson, Funeral service Friday, January 2 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Jackson. 

MILLER, TAMMY RENA - age 32, of 1429 Hwy. 360, Vonore, passed away 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at UT Medical Center. She was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt and niece. She deeply touched each and every one of our lives and will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Preceded in death by grandfather, William Earskin Miller. Survivors: mother, Polly Miller Keene, Florida; father, Tom Miller, Madisonville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Chris Miller, Vonore, Shannon and Chris Austin, Texas, Kelly and Ron Morton, Knoxville; grandparents, Arizona Miller, Vonore, Ardella Lacewell, Madisonville, Greeley Torbett, Sale Creek; aunts and uncle, Helen West, Vonore, Roxie and Wilford Isbill, Madisonville; niece and nephew, Jordan and Haden Morton, Knoxville; several cousins and close friends. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. John Tipton, Rev. Tommy Self officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

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. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

MOHNEY, HAROLD B. - age 74, of West Knoxville, passed away Tuesday following an illness. A member of the Concord United Methodist Church, he was a retired production manager with the Maremont Corporation and a WWII veteran. Preceded in death by his parents, Harold Leslie and Marie Virginia Peck Mohney. He is survived by wife, Rose Ann Mohney of West Knoxville; sons, James and wife, Shelia, of Knoxville, Robert and wife, Pat, of Knoxville, Douglass and wife, Portia, of Knoxville; daughter, Diane Smego and husband, Donald of Knoxville; daughters-in-law, Carol Mohney and Julia Mohney, both of Knoxville; brothers, William R. Mohney of Mokena, Ill.; sister, Margaret Greenwalt of Lockport, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; along with several nieces and nephews and other family members also survive. Funeral arrangements will be private, including the entombment at Highland West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Concord United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Highland West Funeral Home 693-9547. 

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 Hwy. 

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 Williams; 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. 

NEWMAN, CLYDE LEROY - age 77, of Maryville, died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a veteran of World War II, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include wife, Edith McKelvey Whitehead Newman; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Michael Hill of Kingston; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Justin and Melanie Willis Hill of Harriman, Robert and Regina Swint Hill of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Byron Hill, Kirsten Hill; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Linda and Sam Smith of Asheville, N.C.; step-granddaughter, Sarah Smith of Asheville, N.C.; sister, Ruby Newman of Knoxville; brother, Robert Newman, Jr. of Knoxville; nephew, Phillip Newman of Knoxville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Louis Hill officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Thursday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

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. 

ROGERS, MALCOLM WAYNE - age 50, of Ecorse, Michigan, formerly of Friendsville, passed away December 30, 1997, in Michigan. Preceded in death by parents, Wiley H. and Mildred Davenport Rogers; brother, Barney Rogers. Survivors: special friend, Deloris Featherstone of Ecorse, Mich.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Barbara Rogers of Maryville, James and Opal Rogers of Friendsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois Sturgill of River Rouge, Mich., Anna and Odell Fife of Maryville, Wilma and Benny Thomas of Lenoir City, Edna and Larry Burns of Dalton, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. David Bayless, Rev. George Seay officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at Clark's Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SMITH, FANNIE LaRUE - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas P. Smith; son, Bob Childers. Survivors: son, Benny Childers of Texas; daughters, Sylvia Stephens of Knoxville, Kathryn Johnson of Texas; brothers, Eugene LaRue of Wyoming, C.B. and wife Elora LaRue of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Lilly LaRue of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice or the American Diabetes Association. Friends may call at their convenience from 9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

TALLENT, ANN HARRILL - age 54, of 5381 Hwy. 411 South, Madisonville, passed away 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. Daughter of the late Leon and Grace Thomas Harrill. Member of Friendship Baptist Church; attended Chestua Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Karlen (Coot) Tallent; sons and daughter-in-law, Kent and Scott Tallent, Ronnie and Karen Tallent; grandchildren, Randall and Candi Tallent; step-grandson, Kenny Johnson, all of Madisonville; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Dave Williams, Seminole, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilford Harrill, Jerry and Marty Harrill, Claude and Ray Harrill, Bryant and Lana Harrill, all of Madisonville, David and Melissa Harrill, Ft. Myers, Fla.; mother-in-law, Audrey Iola Tallent, Madisonville; special friends, Ronnie and Sharon Tyler, both of Madisonville. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Donald Lynn Ricketts and Rev. Randall Jarnigan officiating. Interment Chestua Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

TAYLOR, WINFRED B. (WIN) - age 75, of Knoxville, died 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at NHC Healthcare of Knoxville. Member and deacon of North Knoxville Baptist Church. Member of Carpenters Local 50 of Knoxville and Bright Hope Lodge #557 F&AM. Veteran of World War II, United States Army, Pacific Theater. A lover of the outdoors, his interests included trout fishing, beekeeping, woodworking and reading. Preceded in death by parents, Lester and Vandora Taylor; brother, Hollis Taylor, all of Violet, N.C.; sister, Hazel Robinson of Turtletown. Survived by wife of 53 years, Blanche Taylor of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Martha Taylor; grandson, Scott Taylor; great-grandson, Christian Taylor, all of Lenoir City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Maxine Taylor of Austell, Ga., Winston and Bertha Taylor of Acworth, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lottie and Ralph Payne of Lenoir City, Aleene and Creed Morrow of Turtletown; brother-in-law, Jessie Robinson of Turtletown; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Guy Milam officiating. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Friday for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Dave Gaddis, Jack Black, Don Wade, Paul Caldwell, Roy Loop and Rudy Bradley. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

TURNER, MRS. LETA LANE - age 98, of North Knoxville, died 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. A longtime member of Smithwood Baptist Church and a member of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband, Clark E. Turner. Survivors: children, Mildred Burchfield, Lillian Lawson, Harold L. Turner and wife Patti, Ronald J. Turner and wife Marti, all of Knoxville; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan officiating. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Monday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway. 

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. 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, Carlo Young, Fred Young, Mike Atkins, Nick Underwood. The family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the building fund of Lincoln Park Baptist Church, 830 Chicamauga Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway. 

WILLIS, ''MAMIE'' THELMA - formerly of 1837 Linden Ave., departed this life Saturday, December 27, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Daughter of the late Irvin and Sally Towns. Survivors: daughter, Sara Towns Holloway; granddaughter, Tamara Holloway; sisters, Sarah L. Mitchell, Sarasota, Fla., Rosa Mae Cox, Dorothy Chandler; brother, Sammy Towns, and a host of other relatives and friends to include devoted friend, Brenda Anderson. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 2, 1998, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 6-6:30 p.m. with the funeral to follow, Rev. M.M. Soloman officiating. Interment Saturday, January 3, 1998, at 1:30 p.m. at Highland Memorial South Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.

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