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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. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 
 

BELL, RALPH ERNEST II - age 46, of Lenoir City, passed away January 7, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. To know him was to love him devoted husband, loving brother and friend to everyone that knew him. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Betty Ruth Bell. Survived by wife, Phyllis Bell; sister, Joye Denise Maples; brothers, Gary DeWayne Bell and Rodney Ray Bell. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service. Chaplain Phil Groos officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 
 

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. 
 

BOWERS, REED V. - age 80, of 1813 Hwy. 411, Vonore, passed away 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at UT Medical Center. Veteran of World War II. Retired from Blount-Knox Tractor Co. Member of Vonore Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Grace Underwood Bowers; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Kinzel Watson, Madisonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sheila Bowers, Sweetwater, Greg Bowers, Vonore; grandchildren, Shari Ytzen, Madisonville, Dennis Watson, Lenoir City, Lisa Paul, Teresa Tallent, Derrick Watson, all of Madisonville, Julie and Samantha Bowers, both of Sweetwater; five great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Worthy; brothers, E.L. Brazzell, both of Athens, Clifford Brazzell, Niota, Landon Brazzell, Riceville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Donnie Ray Bowers. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Robert D. Moore officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Vonore Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 
 

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. Family and friends will meet at Beeler Cemetery, Maynardville 10 a.m. Thursday for interment, Rev. Clyde Lakin, Rev. Charles Lynch officiating. Pallbearers: Carl Dan Doane, Ray, Tom and Charles Allen, Gib, Fred, Tony and Scott Bowman. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 
 

CLIFTON, MRS. EMMA - of Knoxville, departed this life January 7, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 
 

CLOWERS, JOHNNIE STEVEN - age 49, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Gladys Clowers. Survived by brothers, Earl, W.T., Ralph, Roy and Jerry; sisters, Ruth, Jessie, Kay, Beaulh, and Sue. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Grove Heights Baptist Church, Rev. Clyde Haneyes and Rev. Charlie McGill officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at New Gray Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 
 

COX, JERRY - of East Point, Ky., died January 5, 1998, in Ulysses, Ky. He was born October 17, 1945, in Knoxville to James T. and Vada Cox Turner. He attended Little Mud Lick Church of God in Staffordsville, Ky., and owned and operated B. Cox Trucking Company of East Point, Ky. Preceded in death by his father. Survivors: wife, Barbara Jane Cox; son, Chris Cox of East Point; daughter, Sherry Martin of Gary, Ind.; stepson, Richie Johnson of Washington, Ind.; stepdaughters, Kim Stevens of Staffordsville, Ky., and Sandy Johnson of Oil Springs, Ky.; mother, Vada Cox of Corryton; brothers, Richard Cox of Gary, Ind., Paul Cox of Griffith, Tenn., Carl Cox of Maryville, Virgil Cox of Knoxville; sisters, Lexie Brewster of Robins, Tenn., Jo Ann Bunch of Heiskell, Wanda Whitt and Sue Tucker, both of Corryton; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 1998, at Little Mud Lick Church of God, Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmon Cemetery, Fallsburg, Ky. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Paintsville Funeral Home, or Thursday until time of services. Arrangements by Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville, Ky. (606) 789-5125 
 

DAVIDSON, GLENN MACK - age 79, born April 16, 1918, of Whitesburg, formerly of Sneedville, passed away January 7, 1998. He was the son of the late Marshall and Orpha Davidson; brother of the late Willa Mae Alder, Leora Hasse, Mary Jo and Lola Davidson, Wager L., Otis and Jack Davidson. Survivors: sisters, Pauline Davidson and Faye Campbell, both of Whitesburg, Laura Swiney of Sneedville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Thursday at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Billy Kyle Wilson and Rev. Howard Bloomer officiating. Interment in Davidson Cemetery 11 a.m. Friday, January 9, 1998, with Rev. Joe Hasse officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville, in charge of arrangements. 
 

DAY, HERMIE MAE - age 50, of 1229 Better Tomorrow Dr., departed this life Saturday, January 3, 1998, at 11:55 a.m. at U.T. Medical Center. She leaves to mourn: children, Willie James Hunt, Lisa Renae Hunt, Norman Joe Hunt, David Lee Hunt, Willie Eugene Day, all of Knoxville; three grandchildren; dearly devoted mother, Clara Day of Knoxville; five brothers and five sisters, Antwuan Dozier, Ollie Caver, David L. Day, Frankie Day, Carolyn Day of Louisville, Ky., Barbara Gordon, Marvin Day of Louisville, Ky., Michael Day, Betty Day, Geneva Day, all of Knoxville; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at Unity Mortuary Chapel on Friday, January 9, 1998, from 1-1:30 p.m. with the funeral to follow, Rev. Walter L. Ghoston officiating. Interment at New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 
 

EDDS, KENNETH E. - age 84, of Maryville, died Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a charter member of Monte Vista Baptist Church. He retired January 1, 1972, after 31 years and five months of service with Tennessee Operations, Aluminum Company of America. He was a member of New Providence Lodge No. 128 F&AM. Mr. Edds was preceded in death by his wife, Christine M. Edds; father and mother, George and Daisy Edds; sister, Blanche L. Edds. Survivors include aunt, Rachel Edds of Colonial Hills Nursing Center, Maryville; uncles, James Edds of Maryville, Lon Edds of Tazewell, Tenn.; cousins. At Mr. Edds' request, the interment in Grandview Cemetery was private and no other services are planned. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge. 
 

HENRY, ETHEL PARRIS - was born in Etowah, Tenn., December 25, 1894, to the parents of George and Lizzie Parris. She departed this life, January 5, 1998, at Maryville Health Care Center. She was a very devoted member of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until her health failed. She was the eldest member of the congregation. She was preceded in death by husband, William and nieces, Ruth Harvey and Geneva Summey. She leaves to mourn her passing a very devoted niece who lived with her, Eliza Harris, Alcoa, Katherine Harrison, New Mexico and Elizabeth Carter, Cincinnati, Ohio; devoted grand-nephews, Frank (Myra) Smith and Fredrick Smith, Sr. of Ohio; several great-nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends to include Daryl Orange and family. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schuller and Alice Lequiet. Funeral service will be held on Friday at St. John Baptist Church in Alcoa at 1 p.m. with Elder J.L. Colquitt officiating. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Etowah. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. The remains may be viewed after 12 noon on Thursday at Foothills Funeral Home, Maryville. 
 

HILL, BOYZIE - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning at UT Medical 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. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Weaver's to go in procession to Oak Ridge Memorial Park for an 11 a.m. graveside service. 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. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 
 

HOWARD, MR. LAWRENCE AGBERT - age 76, died at his home in Oliver Springs, Tenn., on January 6, 1998. He retired as a chemical operator at ORNL after 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy for eight years and a member of East Fork Masonic Lodge and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Howard was preceded in death by parents, Granville and Josie Webb Howard; brothers, Marley, Odum, Guy, Herbert and J.C. Howard; sisters, Effie Human, Rena Hickman and Helen McCoy. He is survived by wife, Dixie Wilson Howard; daughter, Melissa and husband Mike Ray of Clinton; sons, Dickey and wife Brenda Howard of Rockwood, Steve and wife Devera Howard of Lenoir City; brother, Noah Howard of Harriman; sisters, Evelyn Mayes of Crossville, Isoline McFalls of Lexington, Ky. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, January 8, 1998, from 6-8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service and a Masonic memorial service will be held Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg, with Rev. Roy Langley officiating. Graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens with full military honors. 
 

HUTCHENS, G.E. (EDD) - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of North Knoxville Baptist Church and Carpenters Local #50. Preceded in death by wife, Willadean Hutchens. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, John and Vernice Hutchens, Ron and Wileen Hutchens; son, Charles Hutchens; daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Dennis Easterday, all of Knoxville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Caughron, Rockford, Betty Turner, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Guy Milam and Rev. David Walker officiating. Family and friends will meet at Clarks Grove Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m. Pallbearers will be deacons of North Knoxville Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 
 

JASNY, GLORIA JANE - age 69, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at the Methodist Medical Center. Member of the United Church Chapel on the Hill, the PEO-Chapter R and the American Association of University Women. Survived by husband, George R. Jasny of Oak Ridge; son, Thomas Paul Jasny and wife, Terry of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Elizabeth Pruitt Jasny of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Lynda Magee and husband, William of Northville, Mich.; two grandchildren, Aaron Jansy and Benjamin Jasny of McKinney, Texas. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 10, 1998, at the United Church Chapel on the Hill with Rev. Boyd Carter officiating. Mrs. Jasny's cremains will be interred in the United Church Chapel on the Hill Memorial Garden in a private service. Memorials to the United Church Chapel on the Hill, 85 Kentucky Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830, the Methodist Hospital Foundation, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or to the charity of choice. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday following the memorial service. Weatherford Mortuary of Oak Ridge in charge of arrangements. 
 

JOHNSON, TILDA M. BLEVINS - age 87, of Childress Rd., Dandridge, Tenn., formerly of Coalwood, W.Va., passed away Wednesday morning, January 7, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. She was a member of the New Beginnings Church of God and was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Johnson, Sr. (1989). Survivors: daughters, Dorothy Boyer of Dandridge, Tammy Johnson of Lanham, Md.; sons, Albert, Jr., Ronald, Harold and Jay Johnson, all of Dandridge, Bernard Johnson of Coalwood, W.Va.; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; sister, Cindy Wimmer of Avondale, W.Va. Funeral service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Mitchell Woodson officiating. Interment in Dandridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, 162 East Meeting St., Dandridge, Tenn., (423) 397-2711. 
 

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-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Mae Jones, Caryville; 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. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 
 

MAYFIELD, MR. C. SCOTT, SR. - age 71, of Athens, died late Tuesday afternoon at his winter home in Siesta Key, Fla. A lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Thomas Brient and Goldie Denton Mayfield. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Mayfield; and a sister, Sarah Mayfield Smith. He had served as senior vice-president and a member of the board of directors of Mayfield Dairy Farms until his retirement. He had also served as president of Mayfield Realty Company and served as general manager of Mayfield Jersey Farms. Long active in civic and community affairs of Athens and McMinn County, he was a former president of the Athens Kiwanis Club and received the Kiwanis Club Legion of Honor Award in 1973. He attended Tennessee Wesleyan College and the University of Georgia. He was a former member of the board of directors of Athens Federal Savings and Loan Association. He had served as president of Athens Chamber of Commerce. He had served as president of the American Jersey Cattle Club, where he received the Master Breeder Award in 1966, and the Dairy Shrine Distinguished Cattle Breeder Award in 1984. He served as chairman of the American Jersey Cattle Club Investment Advisory Committee and All American Jersey Show and Sales Committee. He served as president of the Tennessee Jersey Cattle Club and served on the Dairy Advisory Committee, Tennessee Department of Agriculture. He was past president and director of Southern Association of Dairy Food Manufacturers and Dixie Dairy Products Association. He served on the board of regents, state of Tennessee, University and Community College System and was vice-chairman of board of regents 1984-1986. He had served on the board of directors of McMinn County United Way and served as past chairman of the President's Council and received the United Way Dick M. Dyer Community Service Award in 1991. He served on the board of directors, Tennessee Wesleyan College Alumni Association, received the doctor of public service honorary degree in 1986 from Tennessee Wesleyan College. He received Tennessee Wesleyan College Alumni Man of the Year in 1976 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981. He was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church and had served as trustee, and had served as trustee of United Methodist Holston Conference Colleges. He served in the U.S. Navy (Pacific Fleet) during WWII. Surviving are his wife, Muriel Shadow Mayfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and John Cathcart, Athens, and Clarice and Dr. Dean Baggett, Gallatin, Tenn.; one son and daughter-in-law, C. Scott, Jr. ''Scottie'' and Lisa Mayfield, Athens; three granddaughters, Mariah Mayfield, Marilyn Cathcart and Lauren Baggett; three grandsons, David Lepchitz, Jr., Charles S. Mayfield, III and Michael Mayfield; one great-grandson, Dillon Mayfield; brother, Thomas D. Mayfield, Athens; sister, Emmagene Mayfield Cate. Funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Stella Roberts and Dr. James Dawson officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The body will be in state at Smith Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Thursday where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. The family suggests that memorials be made to Baylor School, Mayfield Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1337, Chattanooga, TN 37401; or Tennessee Wesleyan College, Mayfield Endowed Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 40, Athens, TN 37371-0040; or Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Athens, TN 37371-0001. Jerry Smith Funeral Home, Athens, is serving the family of Mr. C. Scott Mayfield. 
 

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 Marie and John Bolinger of North Palm Beach, Fla., Betty Ann and Charles G. Thomas, Jr. of Dalton, 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Hills Presbyterian Church, 7600 Bennington Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 
 

McKINLEY, MARY VIRGINIA - age 85, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Maryville, died on Tuesday, December 30, 1997, in Birmingham where she had lived for the last year. She was born on January 19, 1912, in Clarksburg, W. Va., the daughter of Robert and Sallie Martin. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Maryville, and was preceded in death by her husband, George McKinley. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and John Wallace of Birmingham; grandchildren, Sean and Beth Wallace of Birmingham. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Martha Sterne officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, PO Box 4368, Maryville, TN 37802. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge. 
 

MERRITT, KEN - of Knoxville, passed away January 7, 1998, at the family home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland 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 Simpson, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Gordon Greenwell officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 
 

MOULTON, JOHN E. - of Walland, Tennessee, died Saturday, December 27, 1997, in Orlando, Florida, while on vacation. He is survived by his wife, Helen Moulton. 
 

NILES, MILDRED CORUM - age 83, of Lenoir City and St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Wednesday morning, January 7, 1998. She was preceded in death by parents, Alvin B. Corum, Sr. and Zula Clark Corum; brother, Alvin B. Corum, Jr. Survivors: husband, Clifton Niles; daughter, Mitzi Wiggins; three grandchildren; sisters, Mary Collins and Joyce Waller, both of Lenoir City; several nieces. A memorial service will be held Saturday in St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loudon County Humane Society, P.O. Box 602, Lenoir City, TN 37771. Courtesy of Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. 
 

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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 
 

PEASE, FRANCES WATSON - age 80, of South Knoxville, died Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at University of Tennessee Hospital surrounded by Greg and Sandy Snyder and Susan Johnson. Member of Vestal United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by beloved husband of 59 years, William A. ''Willie'' Pease; parents, I.A. and Lillie Huskey Watson. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Greg Snyder, Knoxville; granddaughter and husband, Shannon and David Correll, Naples, Fla.; grandson, Shawn Snyder, Knoxville; beloved sisters, Irene Pease and Evelyn Atchley, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; special loving caregivers, Ann Mount, Kathy Hodge, and Emma Turner. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Vestal United Methodist Church, Rev. David Gilbert and Rev. George Armbrister officiating. Interment 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Woodlawn Cemetery, beside Willie. Pallbearers: Frank Flynn, Jr., Glenn E. Atchley, Andy Johnson, Steve Pease, Sam Johnston, Ronnie Kirby, William Marks, Gene Hubbard and Charlie Catlett. Memorials may be made to Vestal United Methodist Church, 115 Ogle Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Vestal United Methodist Church. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements. 
 

ROGERS, J. PLEAS - age 89, of 306 Hwy. 346, Rogersville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Rogers was a farmer and retired insurance agent. He was a member of Rogersville United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Rogers are incomplete and will be announced later by Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. 
 

RUCKART, FRED A. - age 86, of the West View Community in Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at Fort Sanders Hospital. He was a member of Second United Methodist Church. Member of Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433 F&AM, Kerbela Temple Scottish Rite and York Rite Mason. He retired after 32 years service with Union Carbide. Survivors: wife, Cora Lee Ruckart; sons and daughters-in-law, James C. and Barbara Ruckart, Plano, Texas, Robert F. and Judy Ruckart, Frank C. and Connie Ruckart, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Scott, Clint, David and Matthew Ruckart, Larry Beets; great-grandson, Payton Ruckart. Masonic service 8 p.m. Thursday with funeral services to follow at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Rev. Rusty Taylor and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 
 

SHEPHERD, EVERETT L. - age 82, of South Knoxville, passed away January 7, 1998, at 1:45 Shannondale Nursing Home. Forty year member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company. Fifty year member of Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies Paxton Chapter #184 R.A.M., Knoxville Council #75 R.&S.M., Cypress Commandery #23 Knights Templar. Past patron of Knoxville Chapter #69 Order of Eastern Star. Survivors: wife, Edna Shepherd; son, William M. Shepherd; sister-in-law, Imogene Calloway; niece, Reba Jo Knowles, Smithville, Tenn.; nephews, Charles Traugott and family, Nashville, Jimmy Wilburn, Jr. and family, North Carolina; several cousins; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and nieces. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, Berry Chapel, Dr. Larry Fields officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Saturday, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 
 

SLIGER, WALTER JAMES - age 82, of South Knoxville, passed away at the family home Tuesday afternoon following an illness. A native of of Knox County, he was retired from ASARCO as a purchasing agent, a member of the local chapter of the purchasing agents association and attended the First Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, and wife, Dossie; five brothers and one sister. He is survived by daughter, Wilma Skeen and husband Bob of Knoxville; son, Ed Sliger of Knoxville; seven grandsons and several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, along with many other family members and friends also survive. The family will meet at the gates of Woodlawn Cemetery Friday at 10:50 a.m. and will proceed to the gravesite for an 11 a.m. committal service by Rev. Eugene Roberts. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Highland South Funeral Home. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300. 
 

STEELE, BETTY ''BETSY'' YOAKLEY - age 66, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Steele was the former owner of the floral shop Bouquets by Betsy. She was born in Kingsport, Tenn. She and her husband Charles K. Steele, by whom she is survived, have been residents of Oak Ridge since 1952. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and a member of the Oak Ridge Women's Republican Club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Honeycutt of Clinton; a granddaughter, Monica Hill of Oak Ridge; and a great-granddaughter, Maghanne Hill, also of Oak Ridge. She is also survived by two sisters, Kathleen Bond of DeLand, Fla., and Andrelle Mann of Gate City, Va.; and three brothers, Pete Yoakley of Gate City, Va., Martin Yoakley of Elizabethton and Charles Yoakley of DeLand. Services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Father Stephen Freeman officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Carter-McKinney Cemetery in Duff, Va. Family and friends will meet at the Gate City Funeral Home in Gate City at 1 p.m. to proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. at McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

WALLACE, STEPHEN DONALD (STEVE) - age 27, of Farragut, died at Mt. Vernon, Ky., died Monday, January 6. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church and was a nursing student at Roane State. Survivors include his parents, Don and Carole Wallace; sister, Jeni Wallace, all of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Wendy and Steve Butler, Chattanooga; and two nephews; grandparents, Larry and Pearl Byrd of Spruce Pine, N.C.; aunt and uncle, Polly and Ed Byrd of Hickory, N.C.; and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Concord United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 8 with Rev. Ron Hammond, Rev. Leonard Turner, Rev. Steve Sallee and Mr. Ed Byrd officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Graveside service incomplete. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Knoxville, 5410 Homberg Dr., Suite 4, Knoxville, TN 37919. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge of arrangements. 
 

WHITSON, OBIE - age 74, died Wednesday, January 7, 1998. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Whitson. Survivors: wife, Mildred Whitson; one son, Obie Whitson, Jr. of Knoxville; one stepson, Kenneth (Linda) Johnson of Knoxville; one stepdaughter, Betty Presley of Knoxville; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 1998, with funeral service at 8 p.m. at Valley View Baptist Church, Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, January 9, 1998, at Block Springs Cemetery for the committal service in Blaine, Tenn. Arrangements by Funeral Concepts of Knoxville, 4433 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 
 

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 Oats, 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, Luther and Sheila Kelly, Anita Jane Williams, 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. In lieu of flowers, blood donations may be made in memory of Lorene Wilkins to the Medic Blood Center, 1601 Ailor Ave., 524-3074. Entombment to be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery mausoleum. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 
 

WILMOTH, MARGARET C. MOUNT HUMPHREY - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Wooddale Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husbands, Jim Humphrey and Bill Wilmoth; parents, Ernest and Emma Pearl Mount; infant daughter, Christine Humphrey; brother, Max Lee Mount; and sisters, Juanita Berrier and Mary Jane Payne. Survived by sons, John Humphrey, James Humphrey; stepdaughters, Bea Burgin, Edna McCampbell, Mildred Perry; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Lee, Estella Hickman, Thelma McCubbins and Naomi Pratt; brother, Alvin Mount; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Robert Hobbs and Rev. Eric Reiger officiating. The family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Henry's Crossroads Cemetery for an 11 a.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

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