Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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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
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 &
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.