Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BALLARD, HERBERT ALLEN - age 68, of West Knoxville, died
Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member
of First Baptist Church, Concord, Great Smoky Mountains Emmaus Community,
and Beaver Ridge Masonic Lodge #366 F&AM. Survivors: wife, Jetta Adkins
Ballard; daughters, Lynn Ballard Estes of Chattanooga and Janet Ballard
Duffey of Knoxville; grandsons, Matthew Allen Estes and Jason Aaron Estes,
both of Chattanooga; granddaughters, Elizabeth Browning Duffey and Rachel
Margaret Duffey, both of Knoxville; special mother-in-law and father-in-law,
Albert and Effie Adkins; brothers, Robert, Edward, Walter of Knoxville,
and Clarence of Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Nellie Mae and Benson
Reynolds of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 7 p.m.
Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. David Knight officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,
870 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909; or First Baptist Church, Concord,
Building Fund, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922. The family will
receive friends following the memorial service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage
BERRIER, KENNETH AUSTIN - stillborn son of Jonathon and Kimberly Berrier died Thursday, January 1, 1998. Survivors: parents, Jonathan and Kimberly Berrier; grandparents, Tom and Aileen Berrier, Kenneth and Billie Childress; great-grandparents, Rita Berrier and Paul Clifton; godparents, Ronald and Janice Berry; many aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones. Graveside service and interment 1 p.m. Monday at Huskey Cemetery. Atchley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BOWERS, HARLAN V., SR. - age 79, of Russiaville, Ind., formerly of Luttrell, died Saturday, January 3, 1998. Survivors: wife, Maude (Frazier) Bowers; sons, Colin, Harlan, Dan and Ron Bowers; daughters, Frances Kidwell, Jean Tusing, Helen Wolf. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Rev. Doyle Buckner officiating. Interment Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo, Ind. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville. (765) 883-5122.
BOYNTON, LINDA MULLIN - age 52, of Forest Park, Ga., passed away Wednesday evening, December 31, 1997, at Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Ga. Employed by Bellsouth in Atlanta, Ga., for the past 28 years. Preceded in death by father, Frank Howard Mullin Sr. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Tania and Levey Green of Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Gina Surber of Georgia; grandchildren, Sydney, Angelo; mother, Leola Gregory Mullin of Maryville; special friend, Antonio; sisters, Marolyn Martin of Indiana, Diana Jarvis of Georgia, Deborah Chandler of Georgia; brother, Frank Mullin Jr. of Arizona; nieces, Julie Martin, Kassie Mullin, Krissie Mullin, Kim Mullin, Jessica Chandler; nephews, Ricky Martin, Craig Martin, Greg Payne, Scott Payne, Travis Chandler. Funeral service 1 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. John Davis officiating. Interment to follow in Dotson Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12 noon until 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
BRADLEY, EDNA CLYDEAN - age 56, of Knoxville, passed away Friday evening after an illness. Born in Knox County on September 26, 1941, the daughter of the late Lewis Clyde and Thelma Lee Bean Horton, she was a homemaker and attended the Glen Oak Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Lewis Edward Horton. She is survived by husband, Charles A. Bradley of Knoxville; sons, William Raymond Bradley and wife Katrinca of Knoxville, Charles A. Bradley and wife Stacie of Knoxville; daughter, Terri Lynn Linander and husband Bryan of Knoxville; sister, Karen Floyd of Cleveland, Tenn.; grandchildren, Christopher, Whitney, Meagan and Taylor, all of Knoxville. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, along with many other family members and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
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. Family and friends will meet at Texas Valley Cemetery for interment at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Curtis Tindell and Rev. Ralph Cox officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be B.F. Dalton, Ralph Whitt and Delmar Henegar. Arrangements by 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. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's.
CONOVER, WILLIAM A. (BILL) - age 65, of Loudon, passed away at his residence late Friday, January 2, 1998. Bill was a longhaul trucker, having logged over four million miles with no chargeable accident. He also worked for the fire department in Orange Co., New York, for some time. He was a member of Valley View Free Will Baptist Church. Survived by his wife, Katherine French Conover; two daughters, Kathryn of Loudon and Tina Conover of Knoxville; two sons, William of South Bend, Ind., and George of Loudon; stepson, Larry Shockley, Thomasville, N.C. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home. Pastor Norman Heath will officiate. Interment will follow in Loudon County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.
CORAM, EDITH MAE - age 94, of Knoxville, passed away 8 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, at Hillcrest West Healthcare Center. She was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church and retired from Standard Knitting Mills. Preceded in death by husband, Claude Coram; grandson, Richard A. (Rick) Coram. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Rhea and Dolores Coram, Belinda Hayse and Randy Coram; great-grandchildren, Lindsay Coram, Megan Coram, Brad Hayse, Justin Hayse, Jeremy Coram and Ashley Coram; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. John Shephard officiating. The family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Monday for an 11 a.m. committal service. Pallbearers will be Randy Coram, Scott Hayse, Jeremy Coram, Brad and Justin Hayse and Jay Edmonds. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
DAY, HERMIE MAE - of Knoxville, departed this life Saturday, January 3, 1998, at UT Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
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.
DUKES, EDGAR VIRGIL, JR. - age 74, of Knoxville, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, January 2, 1998, at 3 p.m. Preceded in death by father, Edgar Dukes, Sr.; mother, Martha Needham Dukes; sisters, Edna Watson and Thelma Smith. Survivors: sons, Eddie and Ronnie Dukes; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Raymond Donahue, Glenda and Archie Hurst, Brenda and Loy Hurst; daughter, Gail McKee; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ila and Joe Smith, Mildred and Glen Sharp, Stella and Lawrence Harris; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, Rose Chapel, Rev. David Cash officiating. Music provided by Jim Brewer. Interment in Waters Cemetery, Grainger County. Pallbearers: Harold Smith, David Donahue, Pete, Larry, Glen, and Jason Sharp. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
FORD, THELMA BERRY - age 91, of South Knoxville, passed away January 3, 1998, at Hillcrest South Nursing Home. She was the daughter of Ralph Lawson and Myrtle Etheline Henderlight Berry, Sr. and was a bookkeeper at Berry Funeral Home for many years. Preceded in death by husband, Henry R. Gibson Ford; son, Harold Ford; brothers, Fred O. Berry, Sr., Ralph L. Berry, Jr.; and sister, Clara Bolin. Survivors: sons, Ralph L. Ford, Philip P. Ford, Sr., Robert Ford; grandchildren, Jenny Edwards, Tina Purguson, Philip Ford, Jr., and David Ford, Sr.; great-grandchildren, Casey and Josie Kridner, Emily Edwards, Chelsea Purguson, Jimmy Ford and David Ford, Jr.; brother, Earl H. Berry. Graveside 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Dr. Dan Phillips officiating. Pallbearers: Doc Edwards, Philip Ford, Jr., Eric Purguson, Mike Freels, Philip Freels and David Ford. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
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.
GARRISON, PATSY ANN - age 60, of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday morning, January 3, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Patsy was an employee of Goody's working in the warehouse in Knoxville. She was a member of Sixth Avenue Church of God. Preceded in death by mother, Nan Magill Hamilton. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Al Tindell; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Pam Garrison, all of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Shane and Shannon Littleton, Nia Helton, Brandi Helton and Tiffany Garrison; great-grandson, Austin Lankford. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, followed by the funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ernie Varner officiating. Family will gather at 11 a.m. Monday in Lake View Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
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. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
HARRIS, NELLE CELESTE WRIGHT - age 83, of Oak Ridge, passed away at the Methodist Medical Center on Saturday, January 3, 1998. Born in West Union, S.C., on January 5, 1914, to parents Barry A. Wright and Anna Wright. Worked at Oak Ridge Hospital as director of Environmental Services. Member of Glenwood Baptist Church. A volunteer at Methodist Medical Center and worked with the Food Cupboard at Glenwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, John Garrison Harris, March 15, 1988. Survivors include sons, James W. Harris and wife Mary Gaines ''Liz'' Harris, Charlotte, N.C., John D. Harris and wife Julie, Erlanger, Ky.; sisters, Pearle Hammett, Clinton, S.C., Viola Long, Inman, S.C.; grandchildren, Donna L. Harris, Charlotte, N.C., Laura Harris, Knoxville, Martha Harris, Knoxville, Ryan Harris, Charlotte, N.C., Toni Chiusano and Angela Chiusano, Erlanger, Ky.; great-granddaughter, Samantha Chiusano, Erlanger, Ky. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, January 5, 1998, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with Dr. Charles Clark officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Volunteers at the Methodist Medical Center, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
HENDERLIGHT, HELEN INEZ - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, January 2, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Vestal Methodist Church. Preceded in death by uncles, Virgil (Bill) Doyle and William O. (Pinky) Doyle; aunt, Mildred E. Doyle; parents, Gladys and John Boyd Henderlight; and brother, Vernon Henderlight. Survivors: Ruth Hilton, Houston, Texas, John Henderlight and family, Somerset, Ky., Charter, Janice, Jessica and Jacob Doyle, Knoxville, Lucille Doyle, Bill Doyle and Amy Scarlett, all of Knoxville; a host of other relatives and friends; special friends associated with the AA of Knoxville. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, January 5, 1998, at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
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 Ned 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.
KEARNEY, MRS. MAUDE C. - age 85, of Sunbright, died Wednesday evening, December 31, 1997, at the Life Care Center of Morgan County, Wartburg. She was preceded in death by husband, Elmer C. Kearney; two sons, Tommy Clinton and Elmer R. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Lovalene and Ellis Heidel of Wartburg, Bettye and Elmer Cox of Birmingham, Ala., Patricia (Gerrie) and Charles Keck of Tipp City, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, George C. Kearney and Azalee of Knoxville; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gleason England of Sunbright and Orville England of Michigan. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 4, 1998, from 5-7 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Phaff officiating. Graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Sunbright Cemetery.
KINCAID, ROBERT (DANNY) - age 42, of 409 D Street, Lenoir City, passed away Friday evening, January 2, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Danny was of the Baptist faith. He was an EMS for Loudon County for 22 years, a Lenoir City fireman for ten years. Preceded in death by mother, Roxie Kincaid. Survivors: wife, Gail Kincaid; son, David Kincaid; father and stepmother, Gene and Velma Seal Kincaid, all of Lenoir City; brothers, Kenneth Kincaid Jr. of Charleston, James (Mike) Kincaid of Lenoir City; sister, Susan Routson of Lenoir City; grandmother, Ethel Woods of Decatur; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Chapel followed by funeral services at 8 p.m., Rev. Tony Collins officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, Lake View Cemetery. Lenoir City Firemen and Loudon County EMS personnel will serve as active and honorary pallbearers. Hawkins Chapel, Lenoir City, in charge.
LEACH, ANNA LEE BARNARD - age 72, of New Tazewell, passed away January 2, 1998. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday at Reece Valley Chapel. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, Harrogate, 869-3651 or 626-4249.
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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MAUPIN, ROBERT G. ''RED'' - age 75, 824 Oakdale Road, died Friday night, January 2, 1998, at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. He retired from Mead Paper in 1985 after 38 years of service. Mr. Maupin was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member at Sunnyside Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert O. and Bona Maupin and brother, Henry Maupin. Surviving are his wife, Ora Bowen Maupin of Kingsport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Carroll Reed, Ann and Ron Litton, all of Kingsport; a son, Michael T. Maupin of Lenoir City, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Alan Reed, Kathy Feathers, Karen Peterson, Amy Litton and Cody Maupin; a great-granddaughter, Kailey Feathers; two sisters, Laverne Richardson of Winter Park, Fla., and Mae Hutson of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson, downtown Kingsport, of anytime at the home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Jack C. Parrott and Rev. Jim Spivey officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Sunnyside Baptist Church, c/o Building Fund, 406 Cooks Valley Road, Kingsport, TN 37664.
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.
MONTGOMERY, ALBERT OTIS - age 60, of West Knoxville, passed away Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church and was retired from J.C. Penney Co. An accomplished woodworking restorer, he was owner of Montgomery Furniture Restorations. Survivors: wife, Dot McManus Montgomery of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Gabriela Montgomery of San Diego, Calif., Keith and Tanda Montgomery of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Patrick Head of London, Ky.; grandchildren, Morgan Montgomery, Ashley and Kristin Montgomery, Courtney Head; parents, Harmon and Grace Montgomery of Thomaston, Ga. Funeral service 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Ron Hammond and Rev. Nathan Malone officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Members of the Usher Board of Concord United Methodist Church. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Edgewood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials contributions to Knoxville Zoological Gardens, 3333 Woodbine Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914; or Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922. The family will receive friends following the service Tuesday evening at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage 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.
NEEDHAM, RENA LEE (GRANNY) - age 96, died Saturday evening at her home, Tater Valley Road, Luttrell. Funeral arrangements incomplete. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
PARKS, EDITH C. SUTTON - age 90, of Sweetwater, passed away at the Sweetwater Valley Convalescent Home on Saturday morning, January 3, 1998, after a lengthy illness. She attended the North Sweetwater Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Parks. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James C. and Betty Parks of Sweetwater; special niece, Lorena Raby of Sweetwater; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Anderson McCulley, Jr. and Rev. Clinton Riddle officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Monday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.
PATTERSON, BIDDIE - age 92, of Knoxville, passed away 2:45 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Hillcrest North Healthcare Center. She had attended Eighth Avenue Church of God. Preceded in death by husband, John Patterson; son, James William Patterson. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, John and Anna Jo Patterson of Corryton; grandchildren, Kathy Robison of Mobile, Ala. and Dr. Larry Patterson of Oak Ridge; four great-grandchildren. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday at Hills-Union Cemetery in Dandridge with Rev. John Lawson officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
REAGAN, FRED - age 78, of Route 1 (Blue Springs Community), Rutledge, died at 7:42 p.m. Friday evening, January 2, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville following an extended illness. He was a member of the Blue Springs Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the Southern Railroad Company. Mr. Reagan was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ella Ownby Reagan; a daughter, Wanda Lawson, and a special grandson, Danny Reagan. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Owens Reagan of the home; son, Leon Reagan of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Reagan of Rutledge, Jack and Rosemary Reagan of Bean Station, Harold and Rhonda Reagan of Rutledge, and Max and Pat Reagan of Rutledge; daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Jasper Butler of Mississippi, Margaret and Ron Evaldi of West Virginia, Linda and Leon Hubbard of New Market, Nancy and Ray Gray of Rutledge, Mary and Leon Owens of Rutledge; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Newt Reagan of Sevierville, Mel Reagan of Rutledge, Earl Reagan of Indiana, and U.L. Reagan of Rutledge; sisters, Virl Owens of Rutledge, and Lou Wicks of Indiana; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, January 6, 1998, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Reverend L.B. Pack and Reverend Maurice Quillen officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Springs Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday evening, January 5, 1998, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861. Phone (423) 828-5555.
RAMBO, JOHN WILLIAM (BILL) - age 66, of Fairfax Station, Va., passed away Friday, December 26, 1997, at Burke Health Care Center, Burke, Va., after a lengthy illness. A native of Knoxville, he grew up in the Fountain City area and was a graduate of Central High School. He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard and was among the first to serve in Korea. He was a Prisoner of War for 19 months, and was given a heroes welcome upon his return in 1953 by his hometown. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star and the Korean Gold Medal of Honor for his military service. He graduated in 1958 from the University of Tennessee, and was active in student affairs and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Bill was with Kay's Jewelers for over 30 years, serving in many cities prior to his retirement in 1990 as senior vice president and general manager. Preceded in death by parents, Earnest and Nettie Rambo of Knoxville. Survived by wife, Clarice Lindenmeyer Rambo; son, John W., Jr., Centerville, Va.; two grandchildren, John W., III and Stephen A. Rambo; sisters, Betty Rambo Brown and Judy Rambo. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, from 2-4 and 6:30-8 p.m. at the Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, Va. Funeral will be held at Arlington National Cemetery Ft. Myers Chapel at 3 p.m. January 7, 1998, with burial following with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity General Scholarship Fund, % Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, PO Box 32222, Knoxville, TN 37930.
REINKING, JAMES ARTHUR - age 63, of Clinton, passed away Monday, January 1, 1998. He was of the Lutheran faith and attended the Clinton Christian Church. Mr. Reinking moved to Clinton approximately six years ago from Naples, Fla., after retiring as Road and Bridge Superintendent for Collier County, Naples, Fla. After moving to Tennessee, he worked for Murray Guard at S.E.G. in Oak Ridge. Mr. Reinking served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. His father is deceased. He is survived by his Mother and Dad, Dick and Martha Dawson of Longmont, Colo.; by his wife, Mary Ann Reinking of Clinton; by two sons, James Carl Reinking of South Bend, Ind., and Francis J. Krizanek of Cary, N.C.; and stepsons, Sam Schropshire and Douglas Huff of Flagler Beach, Fla.; and by three daughters, Lisa Nussbaum of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Tori Ann Hatcher of Halls, Marci Reinking Jeffers of Naples, Fla., and stepdaughters, Jane Egan, Port Orange, Fla., and Cindi Juhase, Daytona Beach, Fla. Mr. Reinking is survived by one brother, Dick Dawson Jr. of Arvada, Colo.; by three sisters, Marlo Bryan of Berthoud, Colo., Pat Wilhelm of Westminster, Colo., Carol Cortrite of Valley Village, Calif.; and by 13 grandchildren and one special grandson born December 30, 1997; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins in Colorado and South Bend, Ind. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, in the chapel of Anderson County Funeral Home with a memorial service to be conducted at 8 p.m. by Minister Kenneth Overdorf of the Clinton Christian Church. Arrangements by Anderson County Funeral Home.
RICHARDSON, RAYMOND E. - age 85, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, Janary 2, 1998. A member of First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. A retired employee of TVA. Survived by wife, Deloris Richardson, Jefferson City; daughter, Bonnie Matarazzo, Las Vegas, Nev.; son, Ronnie Richardson, Talking Rock, Ga.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Richardson, Shefield, Ala.; and sister, Lila Mae Tatum, Florence, Ala. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Farrar's Chapel, Rev. Jerry Colbert officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for entombment services The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City.
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.
STOUT, DOROTHY B. MYNATT - of Corryton, went home to be with Jesus January 1, 1998, after suffering a lengthy illness. She accepted Chris as her saviour at an early age and was a lifelong member of Clear Springs Baptist Church and her Sunday School class. She lived a dedicated Christian life and a life devoted to her family and loved ones. She was always doing all she could to help those she loved and was an employee of Palm Beach Company for 24 years. Preceded in death by parents, Park and Pearl Mynatt; sisters, Ruby Vineyard and Audrey Beeler. Survived by loving and devoted husband, Robert A. Stout, who has been by her bedside for past three years overseeing her care; nieces, Madge Beeler and Delores Anderson of Corryton. Dorothy cherished her great-nieces and nephews, Crystal Lovell, Kevin Beeler, Tammy Anderson and Chris Anderson, all of Corryton, and Angelia Lester of Knoxville; several great-great-nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Clayton Beeler; sisters-in-law and husbands, Chester and Kitty Merrifield, and Aileen and Graves Stooksbury; brothers-in-law and wives, Weedy and Thelma Stout, and Fred and Cordy Stout; sister-in-law, Cleo Stooksbury. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 1:15 p.m. Monday and proceed to Fairview Cemetery for a graveside service at 2 p.m., Rev. Jerry Vittatoe officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Clayton Beeler, Chester Merrifield, Weedy and Fred Stout, Argil and Adam Vineyard. Active pallbearers: Chris and Blaine Anderson, Junior Walton, Milas, Lee and Harold Stooksbury. Friends may call at their convenience Sunday at Mynatt's.
TACKETT, OVA (PA) - age 84, of Caryville, passed away Friday, January 2, at LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of Central Baptist Church for over 50 years, deacon and treasurer for over 30 years. Member of Caryville Masonic Lodge #665 F&AM and received his 50 year pin several years ago. Also a member of OES #415. He served on advisory board for several years for Tennessee Black Lung Clinic. Member of U.M.W.A. Local #1569. Preceded in death by parents, Tildon and Susie Tackett; two sisters and two brothers. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Flora Hunley Tackett; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Jerry Cross, Caryville, Alma and T.C. Watson, Clinton; son and daughter-in-law, Arnold and Sara Tackett, Chattanooga; brother and sister-in-law, Boyd and Dorothy Tackett, Camden, Ohio; grandchildren, Teresa and Johnny Dabney, Caryville, Cindy and Roger Carter, Clinton, Beth and Brian Gallaway, Clinton, Suzanne and Don Boshears, Jacksboro, Jeff and Robin Watson, Clinton, Ashley and Chelsea Tackett, Chattanooga; ten great-grandchildren; two special sisters-in-law, Trudy and husband F.A. Hunley, Caryville, Mary and husband Lawrence Cox, Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Cross Chapel, Rev. Joby Byrge, Rev. Charles Noss officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Campbell Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, PO Box 4, Caryville, TN 37714. Friends may view from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Cross Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Cross Funeral Home.
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 stepdaughter, 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. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Leland Lyon officiating. 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. Arrangements by McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
SHEPARD, EDWARD LEWIS - age 55, of Powell, passed away at his home January 3, 1998. Member of Bishopville Baptist Church. Preceded in death by mother, Lillie Shepard. Survived by wife, Wendy Shepard of Powell; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Delisa Hartline of Washington, and Edward Shepard of Powell; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Chris Arnold, SueAnna and David Wilkerson, and Della Shepard, all of Powell; grandchildren, Christopher and Kala Arnold; father, Jack Shepard of Powell; sisters, Elizabeth and Lena Shepard, and Darla Guinn, all of Powell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Wade Holbrook officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Bell's Campground Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday 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; sisters, Minnie Milligan and Mardell Lawson, both of Knoxville. 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.