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ALEXANDER, MR. E.B. ''TEX'' - age 77, of Harriman, died Sunday morning, January 4, 1998. He was a member of the Church of Christ and member of Union Lodge #38 in Kingston. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 6, 1998, from 6-8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in Emory Heights Baptist Church, Harriman. Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, in care of arrangements. 

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, Nellie Mae Reynolds of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 7 p.m. Monday 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 Chapel. 

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. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

BRUMMITT, TROY LYNN - age 29, of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Dalton, Ga., passed away suddenly Saturday at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by grandparents, John H. Brummitt Sr. and Lilly Brummitt; brother, John H. Brummitt Jr. Survivors: children, Joshua Lee, Melissa Diane, Heather and Miranda Jane Brummitt; parents, Margie Gold and Bobby Green, all of Dalton, Ga.; sisters, Margaret Anne Davis of Knoxville, Deborah Denise Sexton of Lake City, Wanda Lou Manis of Georgia; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Sammy Thomas officiating. Graveside services 12 noon Tuesday, Anderson Memorial Park. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

BYRD, EDITH MYERS - age 80, of Pleasant Hill Road, Maryville, died Saturday afternoon at her home. She was born in Cades Cove and was a faithful member of Laws Chapel Primitive Baptist Church since 1928. She is retired from ALCOA and a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Service Club. She is preceded in death by parents, John A. and Rebecca Oliver Myers; husband, Sgt. C.C. Byrd; and sister, Lena Shields. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Linda Byrd of Chattanooga; and grandchildren, Barry Byrd, Audrey Berry, Jeff Byrd, Danny Byrd, Eric Byrd and Robin Fortenberry. There are also six great-grandchildren; brother, John C. (Tom) Myers of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Luther C. and Betty Myers of Maryville; sister, Hazel Payne of Maryville; and sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Clyde Phillips of Maryville; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be 8 p.m. Monday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grandview Cemetery for interment service. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

CHRISMAN, ANGELA DENISE CLOWERS - age 33, of Athens, formerly of Loudon, died Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Billy Don (Hank) Chrisman; children, Amanda and Alisha Duncan, Loudon, Travis Chrisman; and stepson, Dallas Chrisman, Athens; parents, Kenneth and Sally Clowers, Loudon; sisters, Missy Clowers and Mrs. Michael (Kendra) Daugherty; brother, Donnie Clowers, all of Loudon; grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. E.H. Brock, Knoxville, Mabel Clowers, Loudon; father and mother-in-law, Don and Phyllis Chrisman; brothers and sister-in-law, Craig Chrisman, Mike and Teresa Chrisman, Athens. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Monday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Allen Presley and Rev. Norman Heath officiating. Interment 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Valley View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

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; grandchildren, 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. The family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Monday for an 11 a.m. committal service with Rev. John Shephard officiating. Pallbearers will be Randy Coram, Scott Hayse, Jeremy Coram, Brad and Justin Hayse and Jay Edmonds. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

CREWS, OZRA JULIA - age 89, of Route 3, Bean Station, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home in Rutledge following an extended illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bean Station and was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Cassie Crews; brothers, Corum Crews and Vernon Crews; and her sisters, Letha Phulps and Lucille Caldwell. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Wavie Samsel of Bean Station; grandchildren and spouses, Gary and Brenda Samsel, Larry and Carlene Samsel, J.W. and Anna Samsel and Becky and Rick Johnson; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday evening, January 5, 1998, from the First Baptist Church of Bean Station with Rev. Raymond Long and Rev. Gary Satterfield officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, January 6, 1998, in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening prior to services at the church. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

ELDER, CHARLES RAY - age 65, of 1852 W. Dumplin Valley Rd., New Market, passed away Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Clarence and Myrtle Lindsey Elder. Member of the Dumplin Baptist Church and veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors: wife, Donna Hodge Elder; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Penny Elder, all of New Market; granddaughter, Lauren Elder; brother, Ralph Elder of Dandridge; sisters, Georgia Hodge of New Market, Katherine Sheperd of Kodak and Betty Loveday of Sevierville; many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday at Dumplin Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Jones officiating. Interment graveside services Tuesday 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the church prior to services. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

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. 

GOINES, DANNY GLEN - age 48, of 2430 Reed Springs Rd., Philadelphia, died suddenly Saturday evening. Son of late James Bart and Fannie Moses Goines. Survivors: wife, Robin Hudgens Goines; sons and spouses, Johnny and Paige, Darrell, Tonya and Bobby Goines; stepsons, Randy Woody and Joseph King; three grandchildren, Cheyann, Jonathan and Dusty Goines, all of Sweetwater; sisters, Elizabeth Crane, Barchie Johnson, Sweetwater, Nina Lonas, Niota, Patsy Fields, Indiana, and Geneva Thurman, Cleveland; brothers, Robert and Eddie Goines, Madisonville, Johnny and Benny Goines, Sweetwater. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Monday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Louis Webb, Rev. George Spears and Rev. David Bayless officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Reed Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

GREGG, RONALD WALTER ''RONNIE'' - age 50, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 3, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Sea Cadets and a longtime softball coach. Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Mae Gregg. Survived by sister, Carol ''Nonah'' Crookshank of Louisville; brothers, Lonnie and Roger Gregg, both of Knoxville; sisters, Kay Freeland and Sheila Gregg, both of Knoxville, and Simone Cantrell of Clinton; nieces, Andrea Baker, Brandi Gregg, Tina Gregg, Jennifer Gregg, Jessica Gregg, Jackie Gregg; nephews, Stephen Thomas and Jeremy Gregg; great-niece, Chelsea Gregg; great-nephews, Tyler Baker, Cameron Gregg Strader; special friend, Vicki Towe. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Chapel. Interment Eastview Cemetery. Military honors given by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

HAWKINS, MARGARET RILEY - age 75, of Mascot, passed away 11:03 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Hillcrest North. She was a member of Mascot Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Claude O. and Lee Ora Riley; sisters, Ruth Stair and Wilma Guy; brothers, Robert, William and Claude Riley, Jr. Survivors: husband, William F. Hawkins; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Jane Riley; nieces, Melody Jacobs, Elaine Troutt and Sondra Snyder; and several other nieces and nephews. The family and friends will meet at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel and proceed to Eastview Memorial Gardens for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Lewis Thomas officiating. Pallbearers: Roy Gibson, L.E. Waggoner, Joey Troutt, Howard Woods, Johnny Hawkins, Jr., Mark Riley, Joey Riley and Bud Hawkins. Friends may call at their convenience at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. 

KIRKLAND, CHARLES ED - age 71, of 196 Fagin Rd., Madisonville, passed away 5:45 a.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Island Creek Baptist Church, member of VFW Post #5156, veteran of World War II and Korean War. Survivors: wife, Elfriede Kippert Kirkland; daughters and son-in-law, Penny Newman, Madisonville, Peggy and Ricky Reynolds, Atlanta, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Floyd and Charlie Kirkland, Dale and Renee Kirkland; son, Frank Kirkland and fiancee Rita, all of Madisonville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Ramsey, Alabama, Virgie Bruner, North Carolina; brothers, Rob and Babe Kirkland, both of Madisonville, Bunell Kirkland of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Ronnie Watson and Rev. Jimmy Tallent officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Island Creek Cemetery. Graveside military honors by V.F.W. Post #5156. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

KISER, MRS. JAMIE ELIZABETH - age 39, of Halls, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 3, 1998, at her home. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Kelsey Ann Miller. Survivors: husband, Ray Kiser of Halls; daughters, Rachel and Valerie Kiser of Halls; father, Joe Keller of Knoxville; mother, Evelyn Carr of Halls; sisters, Cheryl Carmon, Lisa Butcher; brother, Brian Keller. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel with Rev. James Capps officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Cemetery. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

LAUVER, ROWENA V. - age 87, of Norris, Tenn., passed away Sunday at Mariner Health Care Center. Born in Andersonville, Tenn. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Andersonville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Lauver; her parents, Alvis and Lizzie Longmire. Survivors include sister-in-law, Tressa Lauver of Alcoa, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Tennessee, with the Rev. Jim Hunt officiating. Burial Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at Andersonville Cemetery following the services Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

McSPADDEN, MRS. ANNA MAE ARCHER - age 80, of Athens, Tenn., died Saturday afternoon in Life Care of Athens. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., daughter of the late Ernest and Bertha Underdown Archer. Retired employee of Mayfield's Dairy, member of Athens First Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Jim Spadden, Jr., Athens; daughter, Elizabeth Ann McSpadden, Nashville; sons and daughters-in-law, James Harris and Donna McSpadden III, Jonesboro, Ga., William Archer and Jan McSpadden, Kansas City, Mo.; four brothers, Joseph Fred Archer, Orlando, Fla., Warner Archer, Athens, William Russell Archer, Niota, Kenneth Edward Archer, Sweetwater; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Dr. Carlos Peterson officiating. Interment will be 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends in Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn., from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening. 

MILLER, LOUISE WALKER - age 77, of 702 West Third Avenue, Lenoir City, passed away early Sunday morning, January 4, 1998, at Loudon Health Care Center. Louise was of the Methodist faith. She was retired from Scovill with 20 years of service. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond Lawrence Miller; daughter, Marsha Miller Jenkins; parents, Bernard Walker Sr. and Nelle Roberts Walker; brother, Bernard Walker Jr. Survivors: grandchildren, Richard Jenkins and Elizabeth Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Crystal Johnson, Patricia and Joshua Jenkins, all of Lenoir City; stepdaughter and husband, Patricia and Horace Borden of Sweetwater; sister, Helen Cummins of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bob Gamble officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

MILLER, MARTHA RUSSELL - age 83, of Dandridge, a resident of the Jefferson Co. Nursing Home, passed away Sunday morning, January 4, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of the late Otha D. Miller and was a member of the Hills Union United Methodist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Dave Gibbons; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Helen Miller; grandchildren, Sherry Bledsoe, Tina Morgan, Richey and Sandy Miller; sisters, Ruth Gann, Ruby Manning and Mary Shipley; brother, Lee Russell. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Ralph Shipley and Rev. D.H. Swafford officiating. Interment graveside services Tuesday 10 a.m. at Hills Union Cemetery by Rev. John Crabtree. The family will receive friends Monday evening 6-8 p.m. prior to services at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

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. 

NEEDHAM, RENA LEE (GRANNY) - age 96, of Washburn, passed away 6:10 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, at her home. Longtime member of Fairview Baptist Church on Tater Valley Road. Preceded in death by husband, B.S. Needham; sister, Goldie Lee. Survivors: daughters, Juanita Monroe, Knoxville, Ileen Atkins, Washburn, Faye Munsey, Maynardville, Ann Bolden, Washburn; son, Lloyd Needham, Luttrell; sister, Lola Lee Clevenger; foster brother, Jake Bowers, both of Knoxville; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fairview Baptist Church, Rev. Gary Beeler officiating. Interment Booker-Needham Cemetery. Pallbearers: grandsons. The family would like to express their appreciation to the nurses of St. Mary's Home Health Care - Union County for all their support and care. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

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. 

RAMBO, MRS. ROSLYN MARIE ESSIE - age 39, of Maryville, departed this life January 1, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a nutritionist at Blount County Health Department. Preceded in death by father, Albert Essie, Sr. Survivors: mother, Willie Mae Essie; brothers, Cecil R. Essie, Andre E. Essie, Sr., Albert Essie, Jr. and Maurice Essie; sisters, Joyce Briscoe, New York, Willa L. Essie and Melba D. Essie Jones; brother-in-law, Danny H. Jones; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, all of Knoxville; uncles, Booker T. Neely, Bonham, Texas, James Neely, Texas; aunts, Melba Neely, Manhattan, New York, Easter Essie, Miami, Fla., Nancy Wells, Orange, N.J., Lillie Bell Bailey, West Palm Beach, Fla.; devoted cousins, Rebecca F. Chandler and Glenda G. Kemp, both of Knoxville; a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Funeral service 7 p.m., Rev. M.M. Solomon officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Highland South Memorial Park. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

ROSE, MR. THOMAS D. - of Knoxville, Tennessee, died Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, Tennessee. 

RUTHERFORD, ETHEL BOLTON - age 88, of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Mrs. Rutherford attended the First Apostolic Church in Knoxville. Born June 1, 1908, in Rockholt, Ky., to the late Hiram Bolton and Sarah Cupp Bolton. Mrs. Rutherford enjoyed working puzzles and walking in the mall. Survivors: eight children, Jean Clifton and husband Bud of Jacksonville, Fla., Don Rutherford and wife Lea of Brighton, Tenn., Mary Wallace and husband Steve of Oak Ridge, Doris Wooton of Denver, Colo., Betty Burke and husband David of Morris, Ill., Elizabeth Russo and husband Joseph of Lakeland, Fla., Shirley Summers and husband Charles of Oak Ridge, Jerry Rutherford and wife Jackie of Lenoir City; one brother, Charlie Bolton of Corbin, Ky.; 36 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Billy McCool officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

SAMPSON, STEVE E. - age 42, died January 3, 1998, at his home in Virginia Beach, Va. Mr. Sampson was born in Johnson City, Tenn. He was the son of the late Nancy Brooks Sampson, who passed away in 1987. He was member of the Gallilee Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach and was president of the Norfolk Beverage Company, Inc. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Isaacs Sampson of Virginia Beach; his father and stepmother, George W. and Barbara L. Sampson; two sisters, Nell Sampson and Mary Ellen Brewington; and brother, George Burton Sampson, all of Knoxville. Friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the main entrance of Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service, Rev. Gordon Temple officiating. Friends may call at their convenience on Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage 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. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Bell's Campground Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service Rev. Wade Holbrook officiating. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

SMITH, REV. RICHARD L. (DICK) - age 67, of Jacksboro, passed away Friday, January 2 at LaFollette Medical Center. He was retired after 25 years as an insurance agent with Mutual of Omaha. He pastored in the following Baptist Churches: Vasper, Longfield, Marlow, Lakeview, West LaFollette and Eagan. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Pearl Disney Smith. Member of Caryville Masonic Lodge #665 F&AM. Veteran of the U.S. Army, Navy & Air Force. Survivors: wife, Ann McCulley Smith; sons, Rick Smith, Caryville, Mark Smith, Jacksboro, Scott Smith and wife Melanie of LaFollette, Kelly Smith, Jacksboro; two granddaughters, Crystal Smith, Knoxville, Shauna Smith, LaFollette; brothers, James C. Smith, Powell, Gene A. Smith, Caryville; sister, Vivian Smith Roberts, Richmond, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Caryville First Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Noss and Rev. Jud Barnes officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Area Ministers. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

STOUT, DOROTHY B. MYNATT - of Corryton, went home to be with Jesus January 1, 1998, after suffering a lengthy illness. She accepted Christ 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. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

WOODS, ANITA ELLEN MARTIN - age 84, of Knoxville, died 3:15 a.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Presbyterian fatih. She was a renowned portrait artist. Preceded in death by sisters, Lois Martin, Patricia Martin Fruit; brother, Roy Daniel Martin. Survivors: husband, Robert Paul Woods, Knoxville; sons, David Robert Woods, Atlanta, Ga., John Franklin Woods, MD, Knoxville; sisters, Dorothy Keller, Albuquerque, N.M., Miriam Jersig, Houston, Texas. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 1998, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pa., Rev. Robert Hibshman officiating. The family will have visitation from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Donaldson-Mahoney Funeral Home in Sharpsville, Pa. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge of local arrangements. 

WRIGHT, BESSIE MAE - age 91, of East Knoxville, passed away 4:20 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Hillcrest North. Member of Community Chapel Church of God. Preceded in death by husband, Frank Wright; and son, Frank Wright, Jr. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

YATES, RONALD LYNN - age 49, of Lantana Lane, Clinton, passed away Sunday at U.T. Hospital. Member of South Clinton Baptist Church. Veteran of U.S. Air Force. Ronald was a major with the Second Tennessee Federal Calvary. Preceded in death by his parents, James and Genevia Yates. Survivors: wife, Margaret Steadman Yates of Clinton; daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Dennis Ford of Clinton; son, James Yates of Clinton; granddaughter, Kayla Ford of Clinton; brother, Donald Glenn Yates of Clinton; aunt and uncle, Clara and Ben Price of Clinton; cousins, Lee and Betty Yates of Gatlinburg; special friends, Clinton High School F.F.A. Chapter. Funeral services 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, South Clinton Baptist Church, Dr. Raymond Sanderson and Rev. Greg Howard officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Clinton High School F.F.A. Memorial Fund % ORNL Credit Union in Clinton. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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