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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, Father Sean Poland officiating. Memorials may be made to Remote Area Medical, 1016 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

ANDREWS, MRS. RUBYE - age 90, of Johnson City, died Thursday, January 1, 1998, in NHC Health Care following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Andrews was a native of Knoxville and had been a resident of Johnson City since the mid 1960s. She was the daughter of the late John T. and Lula Marie Davis Roach. Mrs. Andrews was a homemaker. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientists, Johnson City, and had volunteered in the Christian Science Reading Room in both Johnson City and Knoxville. Mrs. Andrews was a former member of the Johnson City Civinettes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip R. Andrews. Survivors include one brother, Walter D. Roach, Knoxville; one nephew, Jon G. Roach, Knoxville; two great-nephews, Jon G. Roach, II, and Evan G. Roach, both of Knoxville; several cousins. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, in the west chapel of Appalachain-Hartman Funeral Home with Marshall Bush, First Reader, Christian Science Church, Johnson City, officiating. Interment will follow in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Science Reading Room, 325 E. Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, in the funeral home chapel. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue is 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.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; 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, Diana 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 Whitt and Delmar Henegar. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's. 

BROCKWELL, FLOYD DANIEL - age 42, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Thursday, January 1, 1998. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Son Light Baptist Church. He worked for M&M Lawn Care Service. Survived by mother, Beulah Brockwell; sister, Dorothy Gibson; brothers, Gene, Charles and Dean Brockwell. Daniel had lived at Ricker's Home for the Aged for the past ten years and they were his second family and loving friends. He will be missed very much. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Eddie Myers officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery for an interment service at 11 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

CAIN, JOANNE BENTLEY - age 56, of Sweetwater, Tenn. passed away January 2, 1998. Preceded in death by parents, Myron and Arlene Mosher Bentley; husband, Paul W. Cain, Sr.; brothers, Calvin and Daniel Bentley; sister, Judith Bentley. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and Fred Pope, Kennesaw, Ga., Audrey Jennings, Knoxville, Tenn., JoAnne Koziar, Emmerson, Ga., Glinda Smallin, Englewood, Tenn., Jane Pearson, Madisonville, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul W. Cain, Jr., Sweetwater, Tenn., Larry and Linda Smallin, Gary and Pam Smallin, all of Conway, S.C., Johnny Smallin, Sweetwater, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Myron, Keith, Ronald, Terry, David, and Michael Bentley; sisters, Velma Phelps, Lila Phelps and Bonnie Chiemelwski; several nieces and nephews and cousins; very close family friend, Sandy Hursey. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sweetwater Memory Chapel with Rev. Caloway Nichols and Rev. Olen Hafley officiating. Interment to follow in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 5th, in Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel. 

COX, VIDA - age 92, of the Paint Rock Community, Kingston, passed away Friday, January 2, 1998, at Roane Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Bill Cox. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Bennie Johnson of Paint Rock; daughters, Helen Clark of Paint Rock, and Geraldine Brannam of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday in Kyker Chapel with Rev. Ted Clower and Rev. Ray Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Midway Cemetery. 

DEATHRIDGE, RUFUS ROGER ''GINNY'' - age 76, of Knoxville, went to be with his Heavenly Father January 1, 1998, at North Haven Nursing Home. A member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Union Carbide in Oak Ridge, Tenn. ''Ginny'' was preceded in death by his parents, Loie and Creed Deathridge; his loving wife, Dorothy Deathridge; niece, Sheryl Diane Deathridge Roberts; and nephew, Don Edwin Deathridge, Sr. He is survived by his daughter, Dorothy L. Mynatt; grandsons, Walter Donaldson and Pless E. Waymon; brother, Donald Reed (Julia) Deathridge; brother-in-law, David (Josephine) Waymon; sisters-in-law, Marie Neil (family), Vermont Gourley (family); aunt, Nellie Deathridge; nephews, Larry D. (Oshanna) Deathridge, Mark S. (Gloria) Deathridge and David L. Deathridge; nieces, Donna Deathridge, Greta Parker; great-nieces and great-nephews, Lisa Nolan, Martinus Settles and John Malik Settles, Patrice Deathridge, Don Edwin Deathridge Jr., Brian Deathridge, Gabrielle Deathridge, Khary Deathridge, Alicia Bonhart, Devin S. Deathridge, Markeisha E. Deathridge, Isiah and Brandon Meade, Davonde Maurice Davis and Martinus C. Settles, Jr.; devoted friend, Patricia Williams; special friends, Lois Perry, Clyde C. Jones, Burl Lewis, Charlie Jenkins, James Joyner, Bud Bailey and Collin (Hattie) Matthews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to North Haven Nursing Home and staff for all of their professional services and kindness extended to ''Ginny'' and family. The funeral will be held at Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. Rev. M. M. Solomon will be officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 6, 1998, from 12:30-1 p.m. with funeral and burial to follow. Interment will be in Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary, 2823 Martin Luther King Ave., Knoxville, in charge of arrangements. 

DENHAM, E.E. ''CURLEY'' - age 72, of Norwood, passed away Friday afternoon, January 2, 1998, at his home. Member of Tower Heights Baptist Church. Veteran of World War II and a member of Pipefitters Union. February 2, 1998, would have been his and wife Tommie's 50th wedding anniversary. Survived by wife, Tommie Denham; daughter and son-in-law, Sharron and Rusty Shea; brothers, John, Glenn and Jim Denham; sisters, Nell Murrell and Lorraine Harkins; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel with Rev. Claude Ferguson officiating. Entombment will follow at McCarty's Woodhaven Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Friends may call at their convenience at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road. 

DUNLAP, CHARLES WALTER - age 76, of Maryville, died Friday, January 2, 1998, at his home. Survivors include wife, Joyce Dunlap; son, Jim Dunlap of Walland; daughter, Linda Huff of Maryville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Benson of Maryville. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dewey Morton and Rev. Charles Swicegood officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Bank Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Satufday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

EDMONDS, EVELYN W. - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 1, 1998. 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

GALLAGHER, BERNARD JOSEPH SR. - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Former owner of Smithwood Dry Cleaners for 35 years. Preceded in death by wife, Virginia Gallagher. Survivors: son, B.J. Gallagher, Jr. of Knoxville; daughters, Mary Kay Travis of New York, Agnes McFalls of Knoxville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Monday, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Father Xavier Mankel officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers: Randy Fisher, Paul Lawson, John McFalls, Steve and Mike Choura, David Allen. Rosary service will be 8 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

GARDNER, ETHEL WHITEHEAD - age 71, of 148 Gardner Rd., Philadelphia, died Friday, January 2, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Daughter of the late Henry and Rosa Cook Whitehead. Survivors: husband, Carl Gardner; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Shirley, Doug and Jo, and Ray and Brenda of Philadelphia, Ronnie and Madge of Sweetwater, John and Susan of Loudon, Larry and Marion of Etowah; daughter, Judy Scott of Philadelphia; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Roy (Shirley) Langley, Jackson, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Troy and Jane Whitehead of Florida; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Jackson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Sweetwater Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

GRAGG, FRANCES HUFFMAN - a longtime Oak Ridge resident, died in Oak Ridge on January 1, 1998, after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Linden Earl and Maggie Miller Huffman. Mrs. Gragg is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Norma) LaValley of Tucson, Ariz., Marla Gragg of Carrolton, Texas, and Paula Gragg of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Gregory and Colin LaValley, and Kelsey Gragg; two brothers, Horace Huffman and William Huffman of Memphis; two sisters, Marie Needham of Knoxville and Jane Murray of Albe Marle, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brother, Linden Earl Huffman, Jr. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Covenant Home Care Hospice, 183 Lafayette Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. 

GRIZZELL, MRS. BEULAH J. - age 81, of Sharps Chapel, born December 11, 1916, passed away 2:20 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Laurel Manor Healthcare Center. She was a member of Taylor's Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Lonnie Hopper and Emma Williams; husband, Wallace I. Grizzell; daughter, Marvis Ione Grizzell; son, Cliff Loyd Grizzell. Survivors: daughters, Maggie Sue Rouse, Peggy Lou Ellison, Dorotha Marie Ray, all of Sharps Chapel; sisters, Relda Bryant, Sharps Chapel, Sally O'Connell, Ohio; brother, James Hopper, New Tazewell; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Johnny Robison, Rev. Jerry Peck officiating with the Taylor's Grove Singers. Interment Taylor's Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers: Robert Rouse, Jack Rouse, Randy Bailey, Rick Rouse, Steve Rouse, Scotty Ellison, Larry Rouse. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

HARRIS, JOSEPH RALPH - age 84, of 1739 Federal Road, Madisonville, passed away 1:10 a.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Was a member, deacon and trustee of Hopewell Springs Baptist Church, retired Monroe County carpenter and farmer and a founding member of Hopewell Fire Department. Survivors: sisters, Mayme Sue Blair, Kate Stallans, both of Maryville; brother, George R. Harris, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Hazel Vance Harris and sisters, Blanche Williams and Lena Tallent. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Beecher Miller and Rev. David Allison officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday at Hopewell Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department, c/o George Harris, 2067 Federal Road, Madisonville, TN 37354. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

HOLBROOK, CHRISTINE GALLOWAY - age 81, passed away January 1, 1998, at the residence of her son. Member of South Knoxville Baptist Church. She was one proud Democrat and a devoted Christian who was loving to her family. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Alvin, Jr. and Donna Holbrook; grandson, Alvin Holbrook, III and Debbie Sartin; grandson, Christopher AlDonnavin Holbrook; granddaughters, Lucreatia and husband Dean Embry, Jamie and Cotillion Holbrook. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HOUSEWRIGHT, THOMAS GALE - age 71, 110 Housewright Road, died Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Hawkins County Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Hawkins County, Mr. Housewright had resided in Maynardville, Tenn. for several years, returning to the Church Hill area 20 years ago. He was employed by the Union County Sheriff's Department and was a constable in Union County. Mr. Housewright has served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.N. and Mable Mayo Housewright. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Damewood Housewright, Church Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Debbie Housewright, Church Hill; two granddaughters, Renee Sharp, Knoxville, and Courtney Housewright, Church Hill; a grandson, Justin Housewright, Church Hill; a great-grandson; step-mother, Mrs. Margaret Housewright, Church Hill; two sisters, Charlotte Housewright and Beverly Churchwell, both of Kingsport; four brothers, Hobert Housewright, Lynn Housewright, Hayden Housewright, and Jimmy Housewright, all of Church Hill; two step-sisters, Mrs. Hubert (Mary Rose) Newland and Mrs. Joe (Jane) Snapp, both of Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the home, 110 Housewright Road, Church Hill. Calling hours are from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 at Old Union Cemetery, Monday at 1 p.m., Rev. Doug Harris, Rev. William Harris and Rev. Alvin Skelton will officiate. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Carter-Trent Fueral Home, Church Hill, is in charge of arrangements. 

HOUSLEY, BARBARA RHODES - age 56, of Athens, Tenn., passed away January 1, 1998, at UT Hospital. Member of Northport Alabama Church of God. Survivors: husband, Danny Housley; children, Wayne Graves, Debbie Elliott, Patricia Grissom, Patrick Graves, Lulu Sparks, Michael Graves; stepchildren, Maria Housley Coulter, Christopher and Charles Housley; parents, Mary and Joe Rhodes; sister, Tammy Talley; brother, Bobby Rhodes; 11 grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Funeral Home, Northport, Ala. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Funeral Home. Announcement by Mynatt's. 

HOWARD, STONEWALL ''STONEY'' - age 90, of Tazewell, passed away January 1, 1998. Funeral services 11 a.m. Sunday at Reece Valley Chapel. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, Harrogate. 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

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. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

JOHNSON, ELMO W. ''LUCKY'' - age 72, of Maryville, died 11:30 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at the family home. He was retired with 38 years of service with Texaco Inc. Survivors include wife, Barbara Johnson; daughters, Christine LaGrange of Maryville, Barbara Ann Vice of Houma, La., Ellen Gray of Knoxville, and Jill Gambrella of Houma, La.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Louvenia Martineau of Ocala, Fla. Mr. Johnson's wishes were for cremation with no services. Memorial donations may be made to Blount Memorial Hospice Program. Arrangements by Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

JOHNSON, KATHLEEN STEFFEY - age 59, of Clinton, Tenn. died Friday at Methodist Medical Center. Born October 30, 1938, in Anderson County, Tenn. She was employed by the Anderson County Sheriff Department as a Deputy Sheriff. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ballard and Ella Steffey. Survivors include son, Avery, and wife, Judy Johnson of Clinton; sisters, Claudine Trotter and Alma Smiley of Clinton, Ada Lamb and Norma Clabough of Powell, Elsie Lamb of Lake City, Tenn.; brother, Walter Coward of Powell; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Saturday, January 3, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Larry Davidson officiating. Burial 2 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, Claxton, Tenn. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

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. 

JUSTICE, LAWRENCE A. - age 79, of Maryville, died 5:46 a.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Maryville First United Methodist Church. Survivors include wife, Lelon Jackson Justice; daughters and sons-in-law, Lana Jean and Curtis L. Nunn of Kennesaw, Ga., Barbara Jo and Kennis Whitehead of Friendsville, Deborah Lou and Dwight L. Taylor of Cummings, Ga.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Mary Justice of Maryville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Wilford Matthews of Maryville, Dorothy and Net Belt of Cleveland, Lois and Calvin Willocks of Maryville, Mary and Bill Davis of Oldsmar, Fla., Maxine and Burl Burnett of Maryville, and Barbara and Johnnie Webb of Maryville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. James R. Green officiating. Entombment will be 11 a.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum with Rev. Sterling Turner officiating. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Maryville, or American Lung Association. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

LEACH, ALBERTA EDWARDS - age 70, of Speedwell, was born August 19, 1927 and passed away January 1, 1998, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. She was preceded in death by parents, Jim and Hattie Edwards; sisters, Ella Kay Braden, Alda Clawson, and Margie Monday; brother, Doyle Edwards; and step-brother, Delmar Brantley. Survivors: husband, T.J. Leach; sons, Ronald Leach, Clinton, Michael Leach, Lake City; five grandchildren; step-mother, Emma Edwards; sisters, Helen Clawson, Speedwell, Betty Clawson, Dayton, Ohio, Ruby Bratcher, Barbara Whaley and Mary Whaley, all of Speedwell, Bernice Shephard, Monroe, Mich.; brothers, Matthew Edwards and Glen Edwards; step-brother, Ivo Brantley, all of Speedwell; and a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, January 3, at Cross Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, January 4, at Cross Chapel, Rev. Elder J.C. Monday officiating. Burial will be in Braden's Cemetery. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

LONG, MILDRED MARIE FRANKLIN - age 73, of South Knoxville, died suddenly January 1, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Active member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Member of Acacia Chapter of the Eastern Star. Preceded in death by parents, Homer and Rula ''Hopie'' Franklin. Survivors: husband, James C. ''Jim'' Long, retired from Robert Shaw Controls; son, Larry (The Knoxville Journal) and his wife Ellie of Seymour, Tenn.; grandchildren, Mike, Deanna and Sheri Long of Seymour, Tenn.; sisters, Anna Mae McGee and husband Austin of Manchester, Tenn., Libby Ballew of South Knoxville and Imogene Raddu and husband Bob of Powell; brother, Homer Eugene Franklin and wife Ruth of South Knoxville; seven nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home Chapel with son, Larry, delivering eulogy and Rev. Dennis Ford conducting worship celebration. Pallbearers: Members of the Fidelis Sunday School Class, Lloyd Davenport, head pallbearer. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday, Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

LOPOSSER, OTHA JOHNSON - age 64, of Knoxville, died Thursday, January 1, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Unaka Street Church of God and was retired from Travis Meats after 35 years of service. Survivors: wife, Audra Bowling Loposser; son, Teddy Loposser; sisters, Dorothy Reed, Betty Adams, Joyce Smith, Lillard Noe; brothers, Bert Loposser, Pink Loposser; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. W. A. Galyon and Rev. Jim Kitts officiating. Interment will follow in Dupont Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. 

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. Graveside service and interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Reverend Ronnie Maness officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be John Jarnagin, David Hurst, Jack Ellis, Ed Boling, Bill Mims and Frank Godwin. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861. Phone (423) 828-5555. 

MAJOR, ALVIN HUBERT - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 1, 1998, at the Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Buffat Heights Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Roger and Buna Major; brothers, Carl and Mark Major. Survivors: wife of 15 years, Lucille Bledsoe Major; son, David W. Major of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold Major of Shelbyville, Ky., Edward Major of Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Dana Mathewson officiating. Family and friends will meet at Roseberry Cemetery at 2:45 p.m. Sunday for graveside and interment services at 3 p.m. Pallbearers: David Oxendine, Jack Arms, John Wampler, Dowell Wolfenbarger, Stanley Melhorn, Tom Perkins. Honorary pallbearers: The Ready Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

MARTIN, WALLACE JUNIOR - age 69, of 214 Pedigo Rd., Madisonville, passed away 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Loudon Medical Center. He had been taken care of by his mother for the last 69 years due to infantile paralysis. Survivors: mother, Nettie Hodge Martin, Madisonville; sisters, Agnes Harris, Madisonville, Peggy Miller, Sweetwater, Judy Hatfield, Etowah; brothers, Hobert Martin, Spring City, Harold, Kenneth and Frank G. Martin, all of Madisonville, Melvin Martin, Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Winford G. Martin; brother, Paul Martin. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Tommy Self officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

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. 

MILLER, DOROTHY THOMAS - born August 10, 1922, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital after a long standing battle with congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; five brothers; three sisters; and one granddaughter. Survivors: husband, Charlie A. Miller; daughter, Diann Temple; friend, Ralph Kennedy; sister, Ellen Sellers; grandson, Ron Temple, Jr.; two great-grandchildren. Graveside service 1 p.m. Sunday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Sanders Whaley officiating. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday at 1820 Allen Avenue. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. in charge of arrangements. 

MINGE, BRENDA JEAN - age 43, of Knoxville, passed away January 1, 1998, at UT Hospital. Member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survived by father, William J. Conner; mother, Sarah Black; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Earl and Shelley Minge of Oliver Springs; daughter, Barbara J. McGinnis of Knoxville; grandchildren, Michael, Shyann and Victoria McGinnis; brother and sister-in-law, William Jr. Jr. and Sandy Conner of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Deborah and David Alcorn of Oliver Springs, Karen and Mike Raby of North Dakota, and Barbara and David Cox of Knoxville; stepmother, Billie Conner; several stepbrothers and sisters; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Bill Dawson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Lynch-Bethel Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

MORRIS, BILL VERNON - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 1, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith, a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII. Retired from KUB. He was preceded in death by sisters, Nadine Pugliess and Eula Hopkins. Survived by wife, Edith Connatser Morris; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sandy Morris, Guy and Amanda Morris; daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Allen Scates; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Thelma ''Tootsie'' Hamby, Della Sargent; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery by 2 p.m. Monday for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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, Sr. Survivors: nephew, 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. 

PROFFITT, VAUGHN HARRISON (V.H.) - age 61, of Sevierville, died Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his father, Von Proffitt, Sr. and brother, Bobby Proffitt. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy and servied in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. He was a 20 yr. employee of Smoky Mountain Vending. Survivors: wife, Shirley Jean Clabo Proffitt; son, Darrell Proffitt; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Dale Baker; six grandchildren; mother, Mary Proffitt; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and D. H. Whaley; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Karen Proffitt; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Amy and Nick Bales, Donny and Nancy Clabo; Janice and Ray Dorman of North Carolina. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. W.A. Galyon and Rev. Orville Parton officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Middle Creek Cemetery for military graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

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. 

ROBINETTE, JEAN OCTIVIA - age 71, of Harriman, passed away Friday, January 2, 1998, at the Roane Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith and a retired bookkeeper for the Roane County School system for 26 years. Survivors: brother, Bob H. Robinette of Kingston; niece, Brenda Branson of Harriman; nephews, Don Hall of Harriman, Wayne Robinette of Harriman, Bruce Robinette of Kingston; special friend, Bill Butron of Oak Dale. Graveside service and interment 4 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. 

ROWDEN, MRS. MARGARET ''TOOTSIE'' EAVES - age 77, of Athens, died late Thursday night in Woods Memorial Nursing Home. A life long resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late John Arlie and Alta Mae Burger Eaves. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph G. Rowden, Sr.; granddaughter, Kimberly Rowden. She was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a school teacher in the Athens City School System for 36 years until her retirement. She had taught at West Side Elementary School, with most of the years at City Park Elementary School. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry A. and Marilyn Rowden, Athens, Joseph G., Jr., and Joyce Rowden, Asheville, N.C. and William E. and Joyce Rowden, LaGrange, Ga.; two granddaughters and two grandsons; sister, Sally E. Connelly, Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, Felmont F. Eaves, Athens and Willard ''Easy'' Eaves, Ashland, Ky. Funeral service will be conducted 6 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Stella Roberts, Lay Leader, J. Neal Ensminger, and Rev. John Eaves officiating. Family and friends will gather at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Grove Cemetery for the interment service. The body will be in state at Smith Funeral Home after 11 a.m. Saturday where the family will receive friends from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Jenny Slaughter, 2241 Breckenridge, Athens, TN 37303 or to Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Athens, TN 37371-0001. Jerry Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Margaret Rowden. 

SEATON, MAYFORD MARSHALL - age 90, of Sevierville, Tenn., died early Friday morning, January 2, 1998. He joins his beloved wife, Clessie, who died in 1993. Mr. Seaton spent his life trying to better his community through his chosen profession, teaching. He served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of Sevier County Schools. He began his career in a one-teacher school and retired in 1973 after forty two years of service. Mr. Seaton also tried to make a difference in his community through his church, Middle Creek United Methodist. He attended faithfullly and served in many leadership positions until sickness prevented his attendance. Survivors: children, Charlotte Seaton Huff and husband, Charles, Sevierville, Tenn., Kenneth Seaton, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Robert Seaton and wife, Connie, Kingsport, Tenn., Jay Seaton and wife, Becky, Newport News, Va.; grandchildren, Sharon Seaton Broyles and husband, Perry, Joan Huff Hatmaker and husband, John, Karen Seaton Settles and husband, Bryan, Kim Seaton Davis and husband, Tim, Amy Huff Parton and husband, Tony, Kenneth Marshall Seaton II, Andrea Seaton, Jacoba Seaton, Jason Seaton, Leslie Mulllins; great-grandchildren, Michael Broyles, Courtney Broyles, Annie Hatmaker, Jordan White, Hunter Settles, Brandon Parton, Christian Parton, Marshall Seaton, Garrett Ellison, Joseph Seaton; former daughter-in-law, Barbara Seaton; loving friend and long-time care provider for both Mr. and Mrs. Seaton, Rosa Gregg. ''Mayford Seaton was a wonderful, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed.'' Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Middle Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. John Graham, Rev. Bob Bostick and Rev. Clyde Fisher officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Monday in Middle Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Perry Broyles, Tim Davis, John Hatmaker, Tony Parton, Jason Seaton, Kenneth Marshall Seaton II, and Bryan Settles. Memorials may be made to Middle Creek United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Middle Creek United Methodist Church. Atchley Funeral Home, in charge. 

SELLEH, SAMUEL JAMES - age 86, a 53 year resident of Oak Ridge, died January 1, 1998. Retired from Rust Engineering. He was a member of Faith Lodge #756 in Oak Ridge and was awarded the 50 year Masonic pin this past year. Member of Oak Ridge Lions Club and Trinity United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge. He was awarded the Paul Cox Track & Field award with the Knoxville Track & Field Club in 1980 and served as a UT track official for over 25 years. He was active in the Boys Scouts for over 20 years as an adult leader. Preceded in death by his wife, Edna Long Selleh. Survived by two sons, John L. Selleh and wife Pam of Atlanta, Ga., and James Selleh of Brentwood, Tenn.; two grandsons, Nick and Travis Selleh of Brentwood, Tenn. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge followed by a brief reception at the church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in memory of Sam Selleh to the Knoxville Track Club, The Lions Club, Holston United Methodist Children's Home or St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis. 

SPARKS, MARGARET GAYNELLE RUSSELL - age 90, of Maryville, died Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Farragut Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Sparks; sons, Ed Sparks, Gordon Sparks; sister, Mayme Sue Long; son-in-law, Pat Paddock. Survivors include daughter, Jacqueline J. Paddock of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Aaron Knight of Alcoa; daughters-in-law, Eloise Sparks, Betty Kyker Sparks; grandchildren, Rhonda Sparks, Almond Phelps, Terri Sparks, Marti Sparks; several great-grandchildren; niece and nephew, Martha Ruth and Douglas Cook; great nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Moore officiating. The interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

STEIN, YVETTE WINIFRED - age 77, of West Knoxville, died Friday, January 2, 1998, at her home. Member of Heska Amuna Synagogue, Sisterhood and Hadassah. Retired as public health nurse having worked in Minneapolis, Minn., San Jose, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio. Survivors: husband of 45 years, Sidney Stein of Knoxville; sons, Joshua Stein of Chicago and David Stein of Morristown, N.J.; daughter and son-in-law, Rena and Dr. Ran Neiger of Knoxville; grandchildren, Elan, Keren, Shai and Tali Neiger, Simcha Stein, Ahron-Ezra, Yitzhak-Meir, Asher-Yosef, Elimelech-Chaim Stein; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Lee Cohen of Falls Church, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held 2:30 p.m. Friday at New Jewish Cemetery with Rabbi Shlomo Levine officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

TARPLEY, TRULA McMILLAN- of West Haven, widow of Truman B. Tarpley, passed away January 1, 1998, at Barnwell Co. Hospital in Barnwell, S.C. She was a true daughter of the magnificent Smoky Mountains where her childhood home was located in what is now the Welcome Section of the National Park. As a girl, she was in demand to sing and play her guitar for community parties. She was of a family prominent in church and community leadership in Cocke and Sevier Counties. Her father, the late Russell McGaha, was Justice of the Peace in Sevier County. Her mother was Ellen Jenkins McGaha. After graduation from the Conaster School of Business, she worked as a legal secretary for Ogle Law Firm and Commissioner Creswell. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church where she was most effective as a teacher of children's groups. For the past number of years she has been active in the Euclid Ave. Baptist Church where she has participated in the Chancel Choir, Young At Heart Club, Woman on Mission and Vota Vita Sunday School Class. Survived by step-daughter, Mary Nell Tarpley Baker of Knoxville; sister, Ann Smith; niece, Joan Smith Girardeau; nephew, Bill Smith, all of South Carolina, Gray Sparks and Reba Fay Sain, niece and nephew of Parrottsville, Tenn., and nephew, John Schultz of Greenville, S.C. and Greeneville, Tenn. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Leland Lyon officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: Jay Ogle, Cecil Moyers, Leon Ruckart, George Pierce, Forrest Marion and Joe Elkins. Honorary pallbearers: Vota Vita Sunday School Class, Leon Ruckert and Randy Caughorne. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

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. 

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. Saturday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 2 p.m. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.

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