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ALLEN, EMMA L. LEE - age 63, of South Knoxville, passed away at her home on December 31, 1997. Long time employee of Cas Walker and Dollywood. Preceded in death by father, Elmer Lee; brother, Boyd Lee; and daughter, Susie Hargabus. Survivors: husband, Roy Allen; mother, Baunita Lee; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Patty Allen of Mascot, David and Patti Allen of Virginia; daughters and sons-in-law, Aileen and Jack Babb, Barbara and Joe Kendricks; daughters, Vicki and Darlene Nichols, Panama City; 13 grandchidlren; two great-grandchidlren, Christian Blake and Kelsi Lynn; brothers, James, Ralph, John and Raymond Lee; sisters, Barbara Joiner, Gert Breeden, Anna Collins. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Randy Bailey officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

ALLEN, JACK - age 76, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, January 1, 1998, at home. Member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Former owner and operator of ABCO Supply Co. He was a small aircraft and antique car enthusiast. Preceded in death by wife, Jane Bibb Allen. Survivors: son, Jack Edward Allen; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane and Bill Waggoner; Kathryn and Bobby Waggoner; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ruth Veals; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, Lynnhurst Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Remote Area Medical, 1016 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

AMBURN, MILDRED BERNICE - Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Rev. Toby Everett officiating. Interment in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Arrangements by 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. The family will receive friends at the church from 11-12 noon Friday. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue 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. 

BOYD, JACK - of Harriman, Tenn., departed this life December 31, 1997, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tenn. Born July 4, 1908, to the late Sidney and Emma Boyd in Cariffe, Tenn. Dedicated and faithful member of the Sevier Street Seventh Day Adventist Church, where he served as deacon. Veteran of World War II and retired from Union Carbide in Oak Ridge. Survivors: devoted wife of 54 years, Ruby Jean Boyd; daughters, Joyce Philpotts, Rockmart, Ga., Gracie Walker, Oxford; sons, Charles and Ann Boyd, Oliver Springs, Tenn., Gary and Evelyn Boyd, Fort Washington, Maryland; Alvin S. Boyd, Englewood, Calif.; brothers, Arthur and Magalene Boyd, Dayton, Ohio, Charles Boyd, Dayton, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Veree Kilky, Texas, Carol and Robert Sobers, Illinois, Tony and Joyce Kilgo, Michigan, Sanford and Mary Kilgo, Tennessee, Ann and Lee Winton, Tennessee, Francine Kilgo, Michigan, Pamela Kilgo, Michigan, Alma Moore, California, Nancy Knaff, Ohio, Bertha McCaleb, California; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 1:30-2 p.m. Saturday at Bazeltown Baptist Church, Harriman, Tenn. Funeral service 2 p.m., Rev. Robert L. Mann officiating. Interment Roane Memorial Gardens. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

BROCK, CHIEF LYNN H. - age 83, of Halls, passed away January 1, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member, deacon and Sunday school teacher of Texas Valley Baptist Church, Bright Hope Lodge #557 F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Retired Deputy Fire Chief of Oak Ridge Fire Department. Preceded in death by first wife, Geneva Mae Brock, second wife, Anna Mae Goddard Brock and daughter, Barbara Jean Gresham. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Mary Lou Brock; daughter, Diane Mabe; seven grandchildren, Gaye Jolly, Brent Gresham, Angela Makres, Dustin and Darren Brock, Gavin and Ryan Mabe; one great-grandchild, Jeffrey Jolly; brother, Everette Brock. Masonic memorial service 8 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, with funeral service to follow, Rev. Curtis Tindell and Rev. Ralph Cox officiating. Family and friends will meet at Texas Valley Cemetery for interment at 2 p.m. Sunday. Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be B.F. Dalton, Ralph Witt, and Delmar Henegar. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's. 

BROWN, BEULAH M. - age 84, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Member of First Baptist Church of Clinton, University of Tennessee Alumni, Legionettes of the Kerbela Shrine Temple. She was the 1950 representative of P.T.A. of Clinton, Tenn., and attended the national meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn. She worked for Oak Ridge during WWII. While traveling with her husband in 1958 overseas, she taught English to the Korean students. She was a very devoted wife and mother. She was preceded in death by husband, Clarence Brown, Sr.; son, Clarence Brown, Jr.; parents, Mae and William Warren; sisters, Helen Gibbs and Francis Brock; brother, Jimmy Warren. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law Helen and Lynn Bell, Smyrna, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kathy (Bell) DeBusk, Lorraine, Jerry, Roy, and Thomas Brown; great-grandchildren, Missy and Mike; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m., Rev. Jerome Brock (nephew) officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BUCHANAN, JOSEPH CAMERON - age 64, passed away December 26, 1997, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood, Tenn. following an extended illness. He is survived by three sons, Gary Buchanan of Knoxville, Rick Buchanan of Anchorage, Alaska, and Joel Thompson of Monterey, Tenn.; two sisters, Syble Bray and Iva McMahan, both of Knoxville; brother, E.J. Buchanan of Carson City, Nevada; two nieces, three nephews, and seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Knoxville. The body was cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Joseph Buchanan Memorial Fund, c/o the Bank of Putnam County, P.O. Box 50, Monterey, TN 38574. 

BURCHETT, RUBY M. - age 76, of Harrogate, passed away December 29, 1997, at Monroe, Michigan. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday in Curchett Cemetery, Harrogate, Tenn. Visitation Friday, 3-9 p.m. at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

CANNON, JUANITA - age 71, of Maryville, died 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, Wade Cannon; parents, E.C. and Vera Russell; grandson, Rusty Owens. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Gene Owens of Morristown, Tami and Randall Farner, Mike and Debbie Myers, all of Maryville; grandchildren, Chad and Jarrod Myers, Laura and Carli Farner; sister, Evelyn Whitehead of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, with Rev. R.M. Everett officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

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) at 11 a.m. Friday for graveside service, Rev. Curtis Tindell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

CLARK, ROBERT M. - age 64, of Par Lane, Greeneville, Tenn., passed away Thursday morning, January 1, 1998, at his residence. He was General Manager of DTR in Greeneville. Member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Mr. Clark was past president and very active in Rotary Club and other civic organizations. Preceded in death by wife, Jacqueline J. Clark in May of 1997; parents, Herman and Mary Clark. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Katherine Clark of Pensacola, Fla.; three grandchildren, Laura, Andrew and Caroline Clark of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Jane Clark of Arkansas; brother, Richard Clark of Des Moines, Iowa; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, in Asbury United Methodist Church, Dr. Charles Starks and Rev. Mike Feely officiating. A private entombment will be Monday in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville. Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church Building Fund - Habitat Project, 201 S. Main St., Greeneville, TN 37743, or American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Kathy Cole, 202 Rankin Dr., Greeneville, TN 37742. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The body will be removed to the church to lie in state 1 hour before the service. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

DAVIS, GEORGE W. - age 85, of North Knoxville, departed this life Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital following a massive stroke. He was a member of New Beverly Baptist Church and had been an active Christian since he was 17 years old. Survivors: wife, Brenda Davis; sons, John Davis of Arizona and George Davis, Jr., of Florida; daughter, Nancy Butler of Michigan; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; stepson, Stephen Maples of South Carolina; sisters, Jed Cluster and Boots Coffel, both of Benton Harbour, Mich. His cocker spaniels, Misty and Sidney, will miss him at breakfast. Funeral service will be private. Friends may call at their convenience Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

DEATHRIDGE, RUFUS - 1837 Linden Avenue, departed this life January 1, 1998, at Northhaven Nursing Home. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary . 

EDMONDS, EVELYN W. - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Ettowah Health Care Center. Member of Lonsdale Baptist Church, Powell Eastern Star. Retired from Brickey Elementary School in food service. She was a lifelong resident of Knox County. Preceded in death by husband, Walter Edmonds. Survivors: Martha Harbison, Calhoun, Tenn., Carol Cardwell, Judy Steadman, both of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Daniels, Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Fairview Cemetery on Hinds Creek Road at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m., Charles Pate officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

GOINS, BETTY SUE - age 69, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Mrs. Goins was a homemaker and a member of the South Clinton Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. Goins and by her parents, Truman and Blanche Straton Pickle. She is survived by a sister, Joyce Bannister of LaFollette, Tenn.; a daughter, Linda Pitts and her husband, Daniel, of Knoxville; and by a son, Larry K. Goins and his wife, Helen, of Lilburn, Ga.; and by three grandchildren, Stephanie and Sara Pitts of Knoxville, and Randy Goins of Clinton. The family will receive friends Friday, January 2, 1998 from 5-7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Anderson County Funeral Home. Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Anderson County Funeral Home, Clinton. 

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 will be grandsons. Arrangements by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville. 

HOWELL, CARRIE L. MUNCEY BAILEY (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 service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCarty Chapel, Rev. Mike Lee and Rev. J.W. Lusk officiating, followed by the interment at Roseberry Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at 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. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

JACKSON, MAGGIE - of Decatur, Ga., formerly of Prentice St. Knoxville, departed this life Sunday in Decatur, Ga. Survived by husband, Van Jackson. Funeral service and burial were held in Georgia, Lemon and Son Mortuary, McDonald, Ga in charge. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary . 

JONES, JOSEPH PAUL (PETE) - age 79, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning, January 1, 1998, at home. Member of Woodlawn Christian Church. Preceded in death by son, Tommy Jones. Survived by wife, Bessie Lee Jones; step daughter, Betty Cummings; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Mike Sledge officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Interment Bookwalter Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

KECK, MRS. CLEO M. - age 88, of Corryton, passed away 1 a.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998. Member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband of 63 years, Charlie R. Keck. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Nate Arnold of Hamilton, Ohio, Beatrice and Denver Foust of Maynardville; son, Kenneth Keck of Corryton; sisters, Oma Presley of Halls, Hazel Kiser of Maynardville, Rebel Johnson of Tazewell, Elsie Hunter of Spring, Ill.; brothers, Mack Walker of Maynardville, Buster Walker of Canton, Mich., Clarence Walker of LaSalle, Mich.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Ailors Chapel, Rev. Charlie Tindell and Rev. Herman Lakins officiating. Interment in Ousley Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Ailor Mortuary Maynardville. 

KYKER, HELEN BEWLEY - age 83, of Kingston, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville. Survivors: husband, Sam J. Kyker of Kingston; daughters, Nancy S. Johnson, Moscow, Tenn., Janey Stevens, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; son, Sam J. Kyker II, Maryville, Tenn.; sister, Rose B. Gray, Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Chad Kyker, Kent Kyker, and Bryant Stevens. Memorial service 1 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, in Kyker Chapel. Friends may call from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Friday. Burial in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Kingston United Methodist Church, Kingston, Tenn. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

LYONS, MABEL SHIRLEY - of Rutledge, Tenn., passed away December 31, 1997. She was a life-long member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Grainger County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cline and Etta Shirley; husband, Coy L. Lyons; brothers, Earl, Howard and Clifford Shirley; sisters, Chloe Simpson, Mona Higgs and Mary Easley. Mrs. Lyons is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mary Jane and Doug Dalton; grandchidlren, Kris Dalton and wife, Chasity, and Derrick Dalton, all of Rutledge; sisters, Mildred S. Bell and Addie Lou Cameron of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Alma Farmer, Grace E. Shirley and Kathleen Shirley; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mrs. Lyons was retired from the Tennessee Department of Human Services after over 40 years service. She was a member of Morning Star #55 Order of the Eastern Star, Rutledge Woman's Club, United Methodist Women, Rutledge Home Demonstration Club, Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion #119, and a former member of the Grainger County Historical Society. Mrs. Lyons will be remembered by her community for her willingness to serve those in need and by her caring personality. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ronnie Maness officiating. Graveside service and interment will be Saturday, January 3, 1998, in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be John Jarnagin, David Hurst, Jack Ellis, Ed Boling, Bill Mims and Frank Godwin. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, at the funeral home prior to the service. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861. Phone (423) 828-5555. 

MAYES, EULA GRAY - age 81, of Speedwell, widow of the late Clifford Mayes and mother of Shirley Mayes Overton, passed away December 30, 1997, at LaFollette Medical Center Nursing Home. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Robert H. Owens officiating. Music by Earl Sumpter and Bobbie Littrell. Burial in Yoakum Cemetery. Pallbearers: Earl Sumpter, Pete Sumpter and Roger Sumpter, Jerry Fleemon, Jack Fleemon and Quinten Littrell. Honorary pallbearers: Elmo Mayes, Don Moore, Keith Moore, Mark Moore, and Bill Lausman. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

McCLOUD, MRS. DOROTHY - of 2817 M.L. King departed this life December 31, 1997. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Robert Sheppard and Marion Campbell. Survivors: sisters-in-law, Barbara Sheppard, and Phoebe Campbell of Knoxville, Jessie Mae Thomasson, of Greenevill, S.C.; a host of other aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins; special friends and thanks to Rev. and Mrs. Breedlove, the docotors, nurses, staff, her roommate, and other associates at Hillcrest North. Family and friends will assemble at the mortuary Saturday at 9:15 a.m. for services to follow, Rev. Gregory Sawyer officiating. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

PALADINO, NOMA SHELTON - age 82, of White House, Tenn. passed away Tuesday, December 30, 1997, in a Portland, Tenn. hospital. She was formerly of Knoxville where she attended the McCalla Ave. Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by husband, Alexander James Kripetz; parents, Isabell Keck Shelton and A.J. Shelton. Survived by daughter, Christena Childress of White House; grandchildren, Steven Childress of California, Robin Childress of White House; great-grandson, Jerry Childress of California; sisters, Louda Bender of Jefferson City, Lenoir Musser of Talbott, Vern Caruso of New Jersey, Georgia Collins of New Market; brothers, Oaty Shelton of Knoxville; W.W. Shelton of Georgia, Carl Shelton of Strawberry Plains, Weyer and Roy Shelton of New Market; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Fielden Chapel, with Rev. James Kinser officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

PEARSON, REECE C. - age 80, of 121 Gibson-White Circle, Madisonville, passed away 7 a.m Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Notchey Creek Baptist Church, retired from Alcoa Aluminum Co. after 39 years. Lifelong avid foxhunter, son of the late Amos and Lucille Pearson. Survivors: wife, Cora Gibson Pearson; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Robert Tallent, Maryville, Barbara Whitmore, Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Randall Pearson, Jerry and Donna Pearson, David and Julia Pearson, all of Madisonville; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchidlren; one niece and one nephew. Preceded in death by sister, Alma Ownby; brother, Harold Ray Pearson. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Gale Miller officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Cane Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

PITMAN, VIRGINIA MARTIN - age 92, of Lenoir City, passed away Thursday morning, January 1, 1998, at Asbury Acres Health Care Center. Virginia was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church in Maryville. A teacher for many years in the Lenoir City, Loudon County, and Greenville Kentucky School Systems. She was preceded in death by husband, John Franklin Pitman; parents, Joseph and Adelaide Hodgin Martin; brother, James Willis Martin, Jr. of Louisville, Ky., Joe Walton of Concord; four great-nephews. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Saturday followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bob Hayes and Rev. Mike Gregory officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers; Howard Early, Carl Keebler, David Read, Charlie Eblen, Tom Gilbertson, Joe Martin, and John Andrew Martin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 300 W. Second Avenue, Lenoir City, TN 37771. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City in charge. 

POGUE, LOUIS MARSHALL - age 64, of Harriman, died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at his home. He was retired from steel mills in Rockwood, and Lockwood Construction. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred Pogue, Sr., and Ada Lee Pogue; sister, Bobbie Jean Pogue. Survivors: wife, Gwendolyn Pogue; daughter, Debbie Sensaboy; son, Michael Pogue, all of Harriman; sisters, Rose Green of Kingston, and Betty Voiles of Harriman; brother, Fred Pogue, Jr., of Kingston; one granddaughter, Christie of Georgia; grandson, Mitchell Pogue. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday. Funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Ray Bearden officiating. Burial 11 a.m. Saturday in Calvary Cemetery. 

PRYOR, MATTIE BROOKS PRIESTLEY - age 99, of Knoxville, died January 1, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Laurel Church of Christ since 1941, where she was employed as secretary from 1955-1968. She was born in Sharon, Tenn. on December 19, 1898, where she graduated from Sharon High School in 1917 and later that same year, she married James Edward Pryor. The couple moved to Knoxville in 1941. She taught piano lessons in her home for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward, who died in 1977, and her daughter, Mary Emmalyn Pryor, who died in 1980. Survivors: daughter, Martha Jim Roberts, Sharon, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Wayne Weaver of Titusville, Fla.; daughter, Rose Arrants of Blountville, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Rosemary Pryor of Knoxville, Donald and Lyn Pryor of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, James Gary Roberts and David Roberts of Sharon, Tenn., Ellen Wright Grissom of Jacksonville, Ark., William P. Arrants of Spartanburg, S.C., James Pryor and Tom Pryor of Knoxville, Rebecca Ann Pryor of New York, N.Y., Patricia Robinson of Birmingham, Ala., and Michael Pryor of Huntsville, Ala.; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Minister Carlus Gupton officiating. Following services in Knoxville, Mrs. Pryor will be taken to Gardner Funeral Home, Sharon, Tenn. where interment services will be held Monday, January 5, 1998, at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests that memorials may be made to the Christian Student Center, Laurel Church of Christ, P.O. Box 10248, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SHOCKLEY, ESTEL B. - age 83, formerly of Grainger County, passed away suddenly Thursday, January 1, 1998, at the home of his brother, Roy Shockley. He was a member of Dry Valley Church in Thorn Hill and was preceded in death by his parents, L.E. and Lula Shockley; an infant son; brothers, Lewis (Bill) and Austin Shockley; and infant sister, Irene. Survivors include his sons, David Shockley of Florida, and Rufus (Rudy) Shockley of Tazewell; grandchildren, Chris, Misty, and Jason; sisters, Ada Roberts of Knoxville, Edith Dalton and Carra Johnson of Morristown, Vada Leonard, Dorothy Epperson and Betty Dalton of Franklin, Ohio; brother, Roy Shockley of Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Saturday, 8 p.m. January 3, 1998, at Westside Chapel. Graveside service will be Sunday, 11 a.m. in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

RAMBO, ROSLYN MARIE ESSIE - of Maryville, Tenn. departed this life. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

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. 

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. 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. Arrangements by 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. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

VAN NORSTRAN, DON ALLEN - age 36, of the Mossy Grove Community, died Wednesday evening, December 31, 1997, at the Roane Co. Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Sue Rayder Van Norstran of Mossy Grove; sons, Jeremy, Shaun, and Don Van Norstran, all of Mossy Grove; parents, Ira and Joyful Jones Van Norstran of Mossy Grove; brothers, William and wife, Sherry, of Wartburg, David and wife, Pam, of Mossy Grove; sister, Rita and husband, Brian Wright of Mossy Grove, grandmother, Hazel Jones of Mossy Grove, several nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Funeral service will be held Friday evening, January 2, 1998, at 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg, with Rev. Chuck Craig officiating. Graveside service will be Saturday morning, 11 a.m. in the Mossy Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening, 6-8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Homein Wartburg. 

WOODARD, HENRY D. - departed this life December 29, 1997, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home. Preceded in death by wife, Jessie Mae and daughter, Joann Woodard. He leaves to mourn his passing daughter, Lucy M. Armstrong; son, Henry D. (Sonny) Woodard, Jr.; children, Gwen Trundle, E. Walker, M. Avery, E. Williams, K. Smith, P. Smith, W. Freeman, H. Lawrence, and a host of grand and great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 1:30-2 p.m. Sunday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 2 p.m. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.

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