Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ALLEY, JAMES R. - 69, 1905 Knob Creek Road, Apt. 12, died
Monday, January 5, 1998, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Alley was a native
of Lexington, Ky. and a son of Ayers Kenneth Alley of Lexington, Ky. and
the late Marie Gordon Alley. He was a former resident of Knoxville, Tenn.
and had lived in Johnson City since June 1997. Mr. Alley retired as a engineer
from the Tennessee Valley Authority after 27 years of service. He was a
1952 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, where he received
a bachelor of service degree in mechanical engineering. He was a member
of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church in Knoxville. Survivors: in
addition to his father are his wife, Doris Blackwell Alley; a daughter,
Karen Marie Lindley and son-in-law, Samuel Lindley of Johnson City; two
grandchildren, Philip and Rachel Lindley, Johnson City; and one half-sister,
Judy Kapkee, Stone Mountain, Ga. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday,
January 8, 1998, at 3 p.m. from the East Chapel of Appalachian-Hartman
Funeral Home with Rev. Ross Lindley officiating. Interment will follow
in Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from friends of
the family. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:30-3 p.m. at
the funeral home. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave.,
is in charge of the arrangements.
ALLISON, E. WENDELL - age 50, died suddenly Monday, January 5, 1998. A former Knoxville resident who attended Hobe Sound Bible College and taught at the Wesleyan Day School in Concord. Wendell was serving in the U.S. Air Force at Warner Robins, Georgia, at the time of his death. Preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife, Myong Cha Allison; his children, Brian, Christopher and Adam Allison of Knoxville, David and Jennifer Allison of Georgia; brother, Stephen Allison of Florida; and sister, Mary Carpenter of Indiana. McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, Ga.
BAILEY, MRS. MARY LEE (MUNCEY) - age 65, of Maynardville, passed away suddenly 10 p.m. Monday, January 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. Frank Bailey; daughter, Joyce Cline. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Mike Kitts, Brenda Bailey; grandchildren, Jackie and Sharon Muncey, Jerry Hubbs, Jonathan Kitts, Terry and Julie Oaks, all of Maynardville; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessie, Tyler, Christin, Jessica and Terry Lynn; special niece, Ava Garrison and children, Carolyn and Casey; special nephew, R.C. Ingle; sister, Rethie Ingle; half sister, Ocie Nicely, both of Luttrell. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Richard Nicley, Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Interment Bailey Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
BIVENS, JESSIE MAE - age 80, departed this life Sunday morning, December 28 at NHC Fort Sanders. Originally from Birmingham, Ala., Ms. Bivens lived most of her life in Knoxville, and was a member of the East Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by all her beloved Jehovah's Witness brothers and sisters, and remembered for her tireless contributions to the congregation. Friends will meet for a memorial service Saturday, January 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall, 1702 Harris Road with Brothers McLemore, Cole and Rader officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall. Arrangements by Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home.
BOWMAN, ETTA LEE - age 92, of Knoxville, died 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 5, 1998, at Hillcrest North. Member of North Acres Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charles K. Bowman; parents, Lissie and Uliss Beeler; sister, Vontella Kitts; and brothers, Roy and Jay Will Beeler. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Georgia Allen and Opal Doane of Knoxville, Edith and Arvel Cupp of Macon, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Shirley Bowman and Harold and Jessie Bowman of Knoxville; brothers, Xen and Uliss Beeler, Jr.; sister, Ruby Myers; loving friend, Bernice Wolfenbarger; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Clyde Lakin, Rev. Charles Lynch officiating. Family and friends will meet at Beeler Cemetery, Maynardville 10 a.m. Thursday for interment. Pallbearers: Carl Dan Doane, Ray, Tom and Charles Allen, Gib, Fred, Tony and Scott Bowman. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
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. 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, Rev. Fred West officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
BURNETT, ROBERT LARRY ''BUCK'' - age 52, of Walland, passed away Monday, January 5, 1998, at his home. Preceded in death by parents, Cecil E. and Adra Pearl Burnett. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Jeanette Burnett of Walland; niece, Annette LeQuire; nephew, Eugene Burnett; great-nephew, Matthew LeQuire, all of Walland; aunts, Nancy Stinnett of Maryville, Thelma Rayfield of Kentucky. The body was cremated and no service is planned. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
CLINTON, WILLIAM RALPH - age 79, of Sevierville, passed away Monday, January 5, 1998, at Sevier County Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Mary Clinton; brothers, Ray and Hansel Clinton; sister, Eula Manning. He was a longtime employee of Atchley Funeral Home and former Sevierville alderman. Survivors: wife, Pauline Connatser Clinton, Sevierville; sons, Jerry Clinton of Sevierville, Harold Clinton and wife Marian of Knoxville; grandchildren, Howard Clinton and wife Julia, Sevierville, Debbie Clinton Hoffmann and husband Kevin, Louisville, Ky., Rachel Clinton of Nashville; great-granddaughter, Kinsey Hoffmann of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Grady Clinton. Graveside service and interment 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Rev. Jack Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home.
GILLIAM, JIMMY FRILL ''JIM'' - age 63, of Lake City, Tenn., passed away Monday, January 6, 1998, at his residence. He was born on August 3, 1934, in White County. He was retired from the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clara Dunn and Thomas Gilliam; brother, Marion Gilliam. Survivors: wife of 43 years, Claudette Lewis Gilliam, Lake City; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kitty Gilliam, Lake City, Scott and Martha Gilliam, Lake City; grandchildren, Gregory, Sonja, Tyrine, Jamie; great-grandchildren, Chelsie and Amy; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Aaron Sloan, Charlotte, N.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Opal Gilliam, Oak Ridge, Johnny and Laura Gilliam, Lake City, Billy and Shelby Gilliam, Lake City; sister-in-law, Ann Gilliam, Reno, Nevada; several nieces and nephews; many special friends. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 1998, at Cox-Martin Chapel. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 1998, at Cox-Martin Chapel with Rev. Tom Byrge officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, January 9, 1998, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Clinton, Tenn. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge.
HARVEY, MRS. LEEGONDA (LEE) M. - age 84, of Blaine, passed away Monday, January 5, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Roseberry Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Minnis Harvey; brothers, Boble, Cleve and Bob Hutchison. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Bobbye and Jimmy Fennell of Blaine; brother, Cammie Hutchison of Tellico Plains; sisters, Agnes Loy and Dorothy Gose, both of Knoxville; grandsons and wives, Jimmy Jr. and wife Julie Fennell, Michael and Kasey Fennell; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jessie, Jamie and MyKala. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Kenny Shinlever officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Monroe Cemetery. Pallbearers: Buryl Davis, Harold Cabbage, Don Watson, Jackie Fennell, Joe Coleman and L.C. Paskell. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
HENRY, ETHEL P. - age 103, of Alcoa, passed away Monday evening at Maryville Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foothills Funeral Home, Maryville.
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. Retired 20 years ago after 35 years of service at ORNL. Preceded in death by wife, Annie Kate Hipshire; daughter, Faye H. Jones. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Floyd, Jr. and Joann Hipshire; grandchildren and spouses, Mark and Eliane Hipshire, Kenneth and Teresa Hipshire, Traci and Rick Duncan, Elaine and Steve Hobson, Steve and Mona Jones, Bobby and Rhonda Jones, and Terri and Mike Woods; ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Carrie Rickett and Alta Bowling; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Vivian Gordon. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver's Chapel, Dr. Ronald Stewart officiating. Interment in Oak Ridge Memorial Park 11 a.m. Thursday. Grandsons and great-grandson Randy will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of Grace Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 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 of 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 Nashville. 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.
JONES, ELMER - age 94, of Caryville, passed away Tuesday morning, January 6, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Beechfork Baptist Church, Caryville Masonic Lodge #665 F.& A.M. and 60 year member of U.M.W.A. Preceded in death by wife, Monnie Jones. Survivors: wife, Fannie McKamey Jones; sons and daughters-in-law, Estel and Thelma Jones, Caryville, Wilbert and Evelyn Jones, Caryville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 one great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, January 8, at Beechfork Baptist Church, Rev. Lee Phillips and Rev. Joby Byrge officiating. Interment Beechfork Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, at Cross Funeral Home.
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.
KETCHERSID, MUSA GENEVA GENTRY - age 82, of Maryville, died Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at Asbury Acres Health Care Center. She was a member of Maryville First United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Burrell M. Ketchersid, a former Holston Conference minister. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Harry Howard of Maryville, Tenn., Carol and John Van Winkle of Hixson, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Mary Ketchersid of Cleveland, Tenn., James and Gaile Ketchersid of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Rachel Howard of Maryville, Tenn., Melissa Ketchersid McCullough of Carrollton, Ga., Cynthia Ketchersid of Birmingham, Ala., Andrew, Phillip and Benjamin Van Winkle of Hixson, Tenn.; sisters, Wiona Gentry Atkins of Maryville, Tenn., Hazel Gentry Burnett of Knoxville, Tenn., Edith Gentry Morris of Henderson, Tenn.; half-sisters, Polly A. Gentry Bostic of Norcross, Ga., Juanita Gentry Edwards of Douglasville, Ga., Shirley Gentry Scruggs of Knoxville, Tenn., Faye Gentry McPheeters of Loudon, Tenn. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James R. Green officiating. Family and friends will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn., for the interment. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn. Those who wish may make memorials to the Burrell and Geneva Ketchersid Scholarship Fund at Hiwassee College, 225 College Drive, Madisonville, TN 37353, to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920 or to Holston Conference Board of Pension, P.O. Box 2506, Johnson City, TN 37605. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
JONES, GEORGE C., JR. - age 80, of Concord, passed away Monday evening, January 5, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. George was a longtime resident of the Farragut community. A member of Concord Presbyterian Church. Retired from the city of Knoxville as supervisor of the parks and recreation centers. A veteran of World War II, serving with the Army. Preceded in death by parents, George and Minnie Clark Jones; brothers, Lou and Fred Jones. Survived by wife, Rose Roberts Jones; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Wayne Flynn of Farragut; son, Ed Jones of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Jones of Cookeville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Alma Jones of Charleston, S.C., Ray and Mim Jones of Huntsville, Ala.; four grandchildren, Wendie Parks, Kellie Ray, both of Farragut, Chrissy Maynard of Cookeville, Mike Jones of Nashville; three great-grandchildren, Cody and Wyatt Parks, Amanda Jones; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services 2 p.m. Thursday with Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the Tennessee State Veterans Honor Guard. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Concord Presbyterian Church, Rev. David Willingham and Rev. Bob Larson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord Presbyterian Church, 11000 Second Drive, Concord, TN 37922. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
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 Hubbs, 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. 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, Rev. Gene Wood and Rev. Dillard Hagan officiating. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements.
MAURER, PATRICIA D. - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away at Parkwest Hospital Tuesday, January 6, 1998. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jack Carter; grandchildren, Patricia, Sean and Mike McAffee; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Kayla. A memorial service will be at a later date in Tampa, Fla. Arrangements by Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home.
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. Interment 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Rev. Sam Polson officiating. Nephews wll be honorary pallbearers. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
McCALLIE, LOSSIE SEATON - age 97, of Knoxville, died Sunday, January 4, 1998. She was a charter member of West Hills Presbyterian Church, PCA. Widow of the late Hugh V. McCallie. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Helen Ann and John Bolinger of North Palm Beach, Fla., Betty Ann and Charles G. Thomas, Jr. of Dallas, Ga.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Scott V. Horne and Rev. Fred C. Fowler officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
MILLER, LOIS JUANITA - formerly Juanita Cecil, age 68, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Retired telephone operator at Baptist Hospital. Past worthy matron of the South Knoxville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #389. Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Lillie Miller; brothers, Charles and Alvin Miller. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Wood, Knoxville, Connie and Don Keyes, Willis, Texas; granddaughters, Julie Fisher and Jill Murrell; grandsons, Greg and Robert Carney; three great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Sampson, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
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. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Thursday for graveside services at 10 a.m. with Rev. Dave Ward officiating. Memorials may be made to Lonsdale Baptist Church on Connecticut Ave. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
POPE, JOHN F. - of Milwaukee, Wis., departed this life, January 4, 1998, in Milwaukee. Knoxville relatives, John W. Paschal, Mrs. Louella Fitzgerald, Mrs. Katherine McDuffey, Ms. Susie Evans; other relatives and friends. Funeral service and interment will be held in Milwaukee, Wis. January 8, 1998. North West Funeral Chapel, Inc., 6630 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53218, in charge of arrangements. Announcement by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
PRESLEY, FANNIE BRADEN - age 81, of Halls, passed away at her home, January 5, 1998. Member of New Hope Baptist 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: grandsons. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
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.
SATTERFIELD, VIRGINIA FRANCES (NICHOLS) - age 67, of Knoxville, died 4:54 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at the family home. Member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church and order of the Eastern Star. Preceded in death by parents, Columbus and Cara Thelma Nichols; former husband, Edward E. Satterfield. Survivors: daughter, Lynda Sage; son, Terry Satterfield; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Darryl Fersner; grandchildren, Amber Payne, Jeremy Hollifield, Daniel and Jody Fersner, Rachel, Tera, Jared, Lacie and Ashley Satterfield; three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, C.E. and Betty Nichols, Herman and Lillie Nichols, Doug and Judy Nichols, all of Knoxville; brother, Joe Nichols, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Tom Caylor; sister-in-law and husband, Paula and Charles Warwick, all of Knoxville; brother-in-law and wife, S.E. and Patty Satterfield, Florida; 12 nieces and nephews; special friend, Barbara Brooks. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Mark Davis officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: Tim and Neil Nichols, Daryl Warwick, Jerry Caylor, Steve Nichols, Chris Wilson. Special thanks to Dr. Jerry Foster and staff, Dr. Steven Masters and the Tennessee Nursing Services Hospice. For those who wish memorials may be made to Tennessee Nursing Services Hospice, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
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. 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., Rev. Charles Gray and Rev. Gary Vandergriff officiating. Pallbearers: Fred Gideon, Ernest McDaniel, Cecil Warren, Fowler Welch, Billy D. Evans and Verlin Gideon. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
WILKINS, LORENE HINCH - of 6425 Milroy Lane, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 5, 1998, from St. Mary's Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Oliver and Lolo Bell Smith; eight brothers and two sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory: a very caring and devoted husband, Kathon Leon Wilkins; devoted and loving son and daughter-in-law, Marvin (Marty) and Komma Hinch; two loving grandchildren, Joshua Lee and Carolyn Lorene Hinch; stepdaughter, Anita Love Wilkins, all of Knoxville; one brother, William Thomas Smith, Yonkers, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Smith, Atlanta, Mattie Smith, Portsmouth, Va.; mother-in-law, Rozell Wilkins, Knoxville. She had a number of godchildren: Andre' and Lorenda Pryor and daughter Lornjae Andranise', William Oaks, Pearl Moore and daughter Cree, Johnny Smith; godsister, Lena Ellis and family; special niece, Barbara Ellis; Drs. Kerns, Haraf, McCormack, Antonucci and staff. Staff of St. Mary's staff 3A; a host of nephews and other relatives; devoted friends, Gloria Lane and family, Mattie Mitchell and family, and the Mt. Olive Baptist Church family. The family will receive friends at Mt. Olive Baptist Church from 6-7 p.m. Friday with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m., Rev. Dr. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr. officiating, assisted by other ministers. Entombment to be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery mausoleum. 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. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.