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BALES, HOMER D. - age 98, of Gatlinburg, Tenn., passed away January 3, 1998, in Eustis, Fla. He was a member of Laurel Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and owner of Bales Motel. Preceded in death by wife, Pearl Bales; daughter, Edith Webb. Survived by sons, Russell Bales and wife, Helen of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Rubin Bales and wife, Mildred of Umatilla, Fla.; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Laurel Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Gatlinburg, Tenn. with the Elder Marvin Smith and Elder Shirley Henry officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow service in Shiloh Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, people may donate to their favorite charities or churches. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rawlings Funeral Home. 

BERKLEY, ELMER CLARENCE - age 77, of Oak Ridge, passed away at the Methodist Medical Center on Monday, January 5, 1998. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by sister, Gladys Hudson. Survivors include wife, Anna Belle Hutton Berkley, Oak Ridge; daughter, Kathy Ann Hatcher and husband Teddy, Oak Ridge; son, Clarence Wayne Berkley and wife Janice Kathleen Berkley, Knoxville; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary on Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at 8 p.m. with Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 320 Robertsville Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 8, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

BISHOP, HAROLD E., SR. - age 91, of Powell, passed away Monday, January 5, 1998. He was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Powell. Survived by wife, Martha Bishop; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold, Jr. and Elizabeth Bishop of Halls, Bruce M. and Susie Bishop of Princeton, W.Va.; grandson and wife, Scott and Debra Mynatt; great-grandchildren, Casey, Michael, and William T. Mynatt; six other grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Sharon Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for a graveside service at 11 a.m. Rev. Jerry Tallent officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

BOLTON, DAVID RAY - age 47, of Maryville, died Sunday, January 4, 1998. He was a member of East Maryville Baptist Church, was a former member of the Naval Reserve and loved fishing, horseback riding, art and writing poetry for his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Daniel and Gladys Brooks Bolton; grandparents, Dan and Pearlie Bolton, Dow and Mollie Brooks; and nephew, Clarence Michael Johnson. Survivors include sister and brother-in-law, Wilma Allene and Clarence ''Buster'' Johnson of Maryville; nieces, Sharon Painter, Joyce Gibbs, both of Maryville; family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Webster and Rev. Greg Long officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. Memorials may be made to the Agape Outreach Home, 5403 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Inc. 

BROCK, GILBERT L. (NICK) - age 79, of Powell, died Sunday, January 4, 1998, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith and owner-operator of Brock's Antique Guns and Collectibles. Survivors: wife, Marie Campbell Brock; son, Alfred Wayne Brock of Powell; sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Joe Henry Hancock of Kodak; sisters-in-law, Virginia Brock of Strawberry Plains, Maurice Brock of Jefferson City, Dorothy Spruiel of Knoxville; stepdaughters, Emilie Weileman of Powell; stepdaughter and husband, Becki and Randy Stott of Lucama, N.C.; step-grandchildren and spouses, Gilbert and Kim Weileman of Clinton, Clarence and Karen Brock of Heiskell, Dorothy and Mitchell Aikens of Knoxville, Jennifer and Christine Willis and Jimmy Stott, all of North Carolina; several step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Rev. Fred West officiating. Pallbearers: Gilbert Weileman, Dennis Brock, Wayne Doane, Melton Hancock, Bill Elliot, Allen Wilkinson. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BRIGHT, JAMES BAXTER - age 81, of 2400 Baxter Bright Road, Greenback, passed away early Monday morning, January 5, 1998, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home in Maryville. Baxter was a member of Axley's Chapel United Methodist Church and the Golden Age Sunday School Class. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the Army. Preceded in death by wife, Florene Peterson Bright; sister, Gay Bright; brothers, Ben and Kenneth Bright. Survivors: daughter, Jane Bright of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Fran Bright of Greenback; grandchildren, Kim Chambers and husband Brian of Maryville, Heather Bright of Greenback; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Anna Lue Bright, Allan and Barb Bright, all of Maryville; sisters, Imogene Heaton and Annie Milsaps, both of Greenback; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Bright and Esther Bright, both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Axley's Chapel Cemetery for graveside services, Rev. David Sweitzer officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

BURNS, RICHARD H. - age 74, of Alcoa, died Sunday evening, January 4, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith, he was a veteran of World War II serving in the 390th Bombardment group in England. An electrician by trade, he was a member of IBEW Local 760 in Knoxville and served 16 years on the executive board. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Ruth Burns. Survivors include wife, Gladys Fetzer Burns; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Nida Burns of Van Nuys, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Tom Chester of Inman, S.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sue Burns of Maryville; grandchildren, Ian Burns, Roland Burns; niece and nephew, Janet Lail and Rex Burns; several additional nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Green officiating. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alcoa First United Methodist Church, 617 Gilbert Street, Alcoa, TN 37701. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

CLINTON, RALPH - age 79, of Sevierville, died Monday, January 5, 1998. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

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. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, January 6, 1998, in the Hamblen Memory Gardens with Rev. Raymond Long and Rev. Gary Satterfield officiating. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

GANN, UNA MAE CARMICHAEL BETTIS - age 84, of New Market, passed away 4:30 a.m. January 5, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. Preceded in death by husband, Walter Bettis; and son, James D. (Jimmy) Bettis. Survived by husband, Alfred T. (Blue) Gann of Jefferson County Nursing Home; daughter, Thelma Lynn Gann; son and daughter-in-law, Walter E. (Gene) and Ruby Bettis, all of New Market; daughter-in-law, Patty Bettis of Alexandria, Va.; granddaughter, Terri Lampkin of New Market; grandsons, Barry Bettis of New Market and James D. Bettis, Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; great-granddaughter, Andrea Lampkin of New Market; very special friend, Eula Denton Roach of Jefferson City. Private graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tenn. 

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. Arrangements by 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. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. 

HENDERSON, GLENN EVERETT - age 71, of 501 Foster Drive, Lenoir City, passed away Sunday evening, January 4, 1998, at UT Hospital. Glenn was a veteran of World War II serving with the Navy. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and recently attended Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir City. Member of Loudon VFW 5150. Preceded in death by wife, Hazel Wright Henderson; parents, James Robert and Lenny Mae Rose Henderson; sister, Bonnie Mae Purdy; brother, James Columbus (J.C.) Henderson. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Doris Henderson of Charlotte, N.C.; very special friend, Frances DeFord of Loudon; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bernard Courtney and Rev. J.A. Schaver officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday in Roberson Cemetery for graveside services. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Fellowship Sunday School Class at Calvary Baptist Church. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

HILL, HUBERT C. - age 79, of South Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 4, 1998, in Bay Pines, Fla. Member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Retired employee of Alcoa Aluminum Company. Veteran of World War II. Graduate of the University of Tennessee. Member of South Knoxville Lodge #769 F&AM. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Hill. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Roy Montgomery, Knoxville, Helen and Bill Mason, Spartanburg, S.C., Norma and Mike Hollingsworth, Knoxville; grandchildren, Steven and Bryan Montgomery, Greg Mason, Sherrie Wright, Jason Hollingsworth; six great-grandchildren; special nieces, Carol Cook and Katherine Gillespie; special friend, Geraldine Lee. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Doyle Landers officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home and proceed to Mt. Olive Cemetery at 10:40 a.m. for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HIPSHIRE, FLOYD, SR. - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away January 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Grace Baptist Church. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

HUSKEY, RALPH E. - age 80, of Knoxville, Tenn., died at his retirement home in Atlanta, Ga. on January 5, 1998. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Russell Huskey. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Judith H. and Samuel T. Wadsworth of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Nancy H. Love and Port Orange, Fla.; five grandchildren, Brad Wadsworth, Pam Artis, and Shelley Wadsworth, all of Atlanta, Ga., Michael Love and Jonathan Love, both of Port Orange, Fla.; one great-grandchild, Caleb Artis; sister-in-law, Helen Gantt of Knoxville, Tenn.; and brother-in-law, C.E. Russell and wife, Lyla of Roanoke, Va. The family will receive friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel from 10-11 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Scott Carter officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries, 511 W. Broadway, Knoxville, Tenn. 

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

JANSEN, REBECCA HUBER - age 43, of Elkmont, Ala., passed away January 4 in the Huntsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Jansen was preceded in death by her father, Frank Huber, Jr.; and is survived by her husband, Bruce Jansen; son, B.J.; brother, Frank Huber III of Athens, Ala.; and mother, Irene Huber; sisters, Polly Huber and Carolyn York of Knoxville. Mrs. Jansen was a graduate of Karns High and a member of the Elkmont Church of Christ, where services will be held at 8 p.m. on January 6. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Tennessee Christian Services (Children's Home), PO Box 52703, Knoxville, TN 37950. 

JORANSON, SYLVIA CUMMINGS - of Norris, died peacefully at home on Monday, January 5, 1998. She is survived by daughters, Sylvia Dower of California, Barbara Webb of Knoxville, and June Huff of Norris; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Norris Religious Fellowship Church on Wednesday, January 7, at 2 p.m. 

KNIGHT, HERBERT W. - age 71, of South Knoxville, passed away suddenly Sunday, January 4, 1998, at U.T. Hospital. Member of Stock Creek Baptist Church and Beaver Ridge Lodge #399 F.& A.M. Veteran of WW II, where he received a Presidential Citation. Preceded in death by father, B.C. ''Buck'' Knight. Survivors: wife, Beryl Knight; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Mike Stansberry, Debbie and Gary Hubbs, Linda and Dicky Thomas; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Melissa Knight; grandchildren, Kelli and Julie Stansberry, Stephanie and Whitney Knight, Jessica and Joshua Knight, Ryan, Blake and Zachary Thomas; mother, Mae Knight, Clearwater, Fla.; sisters and brothers, Hazel Connatser, Houston, Texas, Jim Knight, Sweetwater, Tenn., Vina Knight, Knoxville, Richard Knight, Houston, Texas, Bill Knight, Knoxville, Don Knight, Clearwater, Fla., Chris Curtis, Clearwater, Fla.; special friends, Carl and Pearl King. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 1998, Stock Creek Baptist Church, Rev. Gene Wood and Rev. Dillard Hagan officiating. Honorary pallbearers: members of his Sunday School class. Pallbearers: Byron Walker, Doug Hayes, James Smith, John Thomas, Tommy Ott, Dale Rhoton. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Stock Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stock Creek Baptist Church. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements. 

LAMBERT, EULIS G. - age 102, of Harrogate, Tenn., was born March 17, 1895, and passed away at his home January 4, 1998. He was a member of Shawanee Baptist Church. He was the son of the late George Washington and Mahalia (Hatfield) Lambert. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Lambert; one son Evan Lambert; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Johnny, George, Walter, Sam, Tilmon, Tom and Jeff Lambert; sisters, Lizzie Ellison, Dora Ellison, Susie Sandefur and Francis Lambert. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Stewart and Nida Lambert of Harrogate, Tenn., Otis and Mable Lambert of Monroe, Mich., David and Edna Lambert of Monroe, Mich., Cleatis and Betty Lambert of Harrogate, Tenn., John D. and Delores Lambert of Tucson, Arizona, Noah and Bessie Lambert of Knoxville, Tenn., Kenneth and Betty Lambert of Harrogate, Tenn.; daughters, Edith Campbell of South Charleston, Ohio, Reva Fultz of Harrogate, Tenn., Geneva Brooks of New Tazewell; daughters and sons-in-law, Nella Faye and Wilson Dawson of Harrogate, Tenn., Louetta and Ralph Brooks of Harrogate, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Peggy Lambert of Harrogate, Tenn.; 43 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; 33 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Claiborne Funeral Home. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 1998, with the Rev. Larry Fultz, Rev. Stewart Fultz, Rev. Donnie Fox and Rev. Eddie Overholt officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before services. Music by the grandchildren. Pallbearers: grandsons. Honorary pallbearers: Bobby Fletcher and the Men's Sunday School class of Shawanee Baptist Church. Burial Oak Grove Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

MAYFIELD, HAZEL S. - age 81, of Powell, passed away Monday, January 5, 1998, at NHC Health Care. Member of West Park Baptist Church, co-founder of National Mailroom Service. She worked for many years with Child Evangelism Fellowship which was dear to her heart. Special thanks to the skilled nursing staff at NHC. Survivors: husband, James H. Mayfield; sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Judy Mayfield, Mike and Dottie Mayfield; daughter, Cheryl Mayfield Hawkins; grandchildren, Brian, Allison, Emily and Michele Mayfield, Alex Hawkins; several special nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Sam Polson officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Nephews wll be honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday before the service at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

McGILL, W. ROSS, JR. - age 59, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away January 2, 1998. He was a very active member of Palmetto Presbyterian Church in Miami, Fla. He was a Council Executive for the Boys Scouts of America in Miami for 14 years, and before that in Lexington, Ky., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was preceded in death by his father, W. R. McGill, Sr. Survivors: wife, Dottie McGill; mother, Frances McGill of Knoxville; brothers, Bradley McGill of Frankfort, Ky., and Howard McGill of Paris, Tenn.; uncles, Dan McGill of Philadelphia, Pa., Marvin McGill of Walland, Tenn.; aunt, Marcelle Lillard of Louisville, Tenn.; several nephews and one niece. Memorial services at Palmetto Presbyterian Church in Miami, Fla., 11:30 a.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Redemption Christian Center, Youth Center, 3550 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Knoxville, TN 37921. 

MILLER, MRS. CLARA ESTELLE McNISH - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away January 4, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional. Preceded in death by husband, John L. Miller. Survivors: daughters, Elizabeth Ann White of Midlothian, Rita S. Inman, Knoxville; sons, Billy Ray Miller of Houston, Texas, John Miller of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Hensley. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel with Rev. H. Wayne Simmons officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway 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, JEFFREY SCOTT - age 28, of Harriman, passed away Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by grandfathers, William Morris and W.T. (Red) Wampler. Survivors: parents, George and Janice Brock of Harriman, James and Phyllis Morris of Wartburg; grandmother, Mary Morris Justice of Anderson County, Edna Wampler of Harriman; brothers, Jay Morris of Nashville, Jody Morris of Harriman; sisters, Jill Brock Diggs of Roane County, Cindy Branson of Roane County, Sonya Ward of Roane County, Marlene Ballis of Dry Ridge, Ky.; stepsister, Tonya Hamby of Wartburg; stepbrother, Terry Hamby of Wartburg; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 7 at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Franklin Bryant officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. 

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. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

O'MARY, MAMIE LOIS - age 88, of Powell, passed away January 4, 1998, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. She attended Piney Grove Baptist Church. Survived by sons, Charlie O'Mary of Wisconsin, Joe and Hugh O'Mary, both of Knoxville, Johnny O'Mary of Maynardville, and James O'Mary of Virginia; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Marvin Spurlin of Knoxville, and Dianna Ruth and Bobby James McCoig of Knoxville; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Floyd Loveday; sisters, Glennis Claxton and Thelma Russell. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Wayne McMillan officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Piney Grove Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave. 

PADGETT, MARY LILLIAN BIGGERS - age 89, of Knoxville, passed away January 5, 1998, at NHC. Preceded in death by husband, William E. Padgett Sr. Member of Lonsdale Baptist Church for over 72 years. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, William E. and Betty Padgett, Robert E. and Doris Padgett; grandchildren, William Mike Padgett, Patricia Underwood, Suzanne Greene, Penny Wilson, John Padgett; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later and the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

PEOPLES, FLOYD GRANT - age 93, passed away Monday morning at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Hamblen County on Easter Sunday, April 3, 1904. He loved East Tennessee and ofter called it ''God's Country.'' He owned and operated Peoples Monument Co. on Fairmont Avenue for 33 years. He then retired to his farm on Valley Home Road until his death. He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years and a member of the David Black Sunday School class. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, David A. Peoples and Harriett Carter Peoples; his wife, Teressa Z. Peoples and their son, Allen Jay Peoples. He is survived by his sons, David A. Peoples of Longboat Key, Fla. and Jerry A. Peoples of Harvest, Ala.; daughter, Ina Jean Peoples Schmidt of Morristown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, January 8, at Stetzer's Morristown Chapel with Rev. Doug Smith and Rev. Richard Hayes of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment in Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, at Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown. 

PRESLEY, FANNIE BRADEN - age 81, of Halls, passed away at her home, January 5, 1998. Member of New Hope Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by husband, Edgar Troy Presley and infant son. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and J.L. Easterday, with whom she made her home, Ann and Paul Flatford, Brenda and Johnnie Baker; son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Mary Sue Presley, Ron and Debbie Presley, all of Knoxville, Ben and Barbara Presley of Mountain Home, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Ida Kelly of Middlesboro, Ky. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Tim Gupton and Rev. Harrison Hill officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

PRICE, DOROTHY LOUISE - age 76, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, January 5, 1998, at her home. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Burl R. Price, February 7, 1995; and by sister, Martha McGinnis, August 24, 1996. Survived by daughters, Debbie Lowe and husband Garey of Coalfield, and Linda Wright and husband Bill of Oak Ridge; sisters, Kate Whitaker of Morristown and Maude Simmons of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Michael Johnson and Rev. Mack Smith officiating. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church, 320 Robertsville Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 187, Coalfield, TN 37719. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

RAMER, EARL M. - died January 4, 1998. Survived by wife, Emma A. Ramer; sons and daughters-in-law, Claude O. Ramer II and wife Elaine of Murfreesboro, Samuel C. Ramer and wife Natasha of New Orleans, La.; grandson, Eric M. Ramer of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Jack Ramer and wife Barbara, Hal R. Ramer, all of Nashville. Family and friends will gather at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Tuesday, January 6th at 2 p.m. for a graveside service, Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. Visitation with the family 5-8 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers: Col. Tom Elam, Edward Boling, Joe Johnson, Tom Wade, L. Clure Morton, John King, Joe M. Rodgers and Ed Rodgers. Active pallbearers: Hal Ramer, Jack Ramer, Claude Ramer, Sam Ramer, Eric Ramer and Hal B. Ramer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1915 Glen Echo Rd., Nashville, TN 37215. Roesch Patton Austin Bracey & Charlton, 1715 Broadway, (615) 244-6480. 

ROSE, TOMMY D. - age 75, of Knoxville, died Sunday, January 4, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathlyn M. Rose. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Richard J. and Iva Rose; sister and brother-in-law, Veanna and Ellis Adams; sister-in-law, Princess Pat Lear; brother-in-law, Reuben Morgan; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Robert L. Holmes officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday in Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

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. 

SHADDEN, MICHAEL TYSHAWN - infant son of Michael Shadden and Nikisha Battle, passed away January 4, 1998. Will be sadly missed by grandparents, Denise Battle, Denise Shadden, Otis Castle; great-grandparents, Jeanette Battle, Lozella Sanders; great-grandfather, Hollis Battle; aunts, Crystal Battle, Latrice Shadden, Denisha Jones, and Lita Smith; brother and sisters, Michael Shadden, Jr., Treyvon Shaddon and Nya Shadden; godmother, Angie McMahan; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 12-1 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

SMITH, MRS. MAUDE C. - age 63, of Rt. 1, LaFollette, died Sunday at LaFollette Medical Center. Survivors: husband, Millard F. Smith; daughters, Robbin L. Parrott, LaFollette, Helen L. Hoke, Dayton, Ohio; son, Mike A. Smith, LaFollette; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Visitation 5-7 p.m. followed by funeral at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at LaFollette Church of Christ, Rev. Steven Law officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Smith Cemetery. Roach Mortuary, in charge of arrangements. 

TURNER, NORA E. - of Corryton, passed away Monday, January 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of the Old Copper Ridge Methodist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Mittus Turner. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Harold Cox of Corryton; granddaughter and husband, Cheryl and Marty Stanifer of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Brian and Mark Stanifer; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Charles Gray and Rev. Gary Vandergriff officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and proceed to Halls Memory Gardens for an interment service at 1 p.m. Pallbearers: Fred and Ernest McDaniel, Cecil Warren, Fowler Welch, Billy D. Evans and Verlin Gideon. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

WEST, BERNADETTE SEDALL CISEWSKI - age 62, of Lenoir City, Tenn., formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away early Monday morning, January 5, 1998, at her home. Bernadette was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City, VFW Auxiliary #1583 in Chicago, the American Association of Medical Assistants in Knoxville. Preceded in death by husbands, Norbert J. Cisewski and Walter B. West; son, John Cisewski. Survivors: children and spouses, Debra and August Gross of Lenoir City, Thomas and Patricia Cisewski of Smithfield, Va., Mary Cisewski with whom she made her home; six grandchildren. Memorial Mass 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City, Father George Dyer officiating. Interment will be in the Fowlers Cemetery in Cosby. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 South Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

WILKINS, MRS. LORENE - of Knoxville, entered into eternal rest, January 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

WRIGHT, BESSIE MAE - age 91, of East Knoxville, passed away 4:20 a.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Hillcrest North Healthcare Center. She was the oldest member of Community Chapel Church of God. Preceded in death by husband, Frank Wright, Sr.; son, Frank Wright, Jr.; parents, Frank and Jennie Shook; two granddaughters; two sisters and one brother. Survived by daughters, Ruth Poore and Donna Carroll, both of Knoxville, Joyce McCrary of Strawberry Plains; son, Robert Wright; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Stoney Point Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Tom Henchey and Rev. Beryl Cavin officiating. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.

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