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ARABO, HANNA P. - age 98, of Knoxville, died Thursday, January 8, 1998, at the residence. Born in Mosul, Iraq, he came to the United States seven months ago to be with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whom he had not seen for 18 years. He was a deacon in the Catholic Church in Baghdad, Iraq for 30 years. He was an expert on agriculture and had written a book on the subject which was a reference for college students in Iraq. He had also written articles in Catholic Church magazines having written the last in 1996. Survivors: sons, Fadil Arabo, Iraq, Kamil Arabo, Knoxville, Nouri Arabo, Canada, Najib Arabo, Germany; daughters, Fadhila and Huda, both of Iraq. Funeral mass will be conducted at St. John Newman Catholic Church 10 a.m. Saturday, Father John Dowling and Father Jacob Yasso will officate. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Following the interment, the family will return to the church to receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

BROCK, GLADYS M. WEBBER - age 85, of Halls, passed away January 7, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Texas Valley Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Woodrow W. Brock. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Herbert Buckner; grandsons and wives, Jay and Donna Buckner, Terry and Debbie Buckner; great-grandchildren, Leslie, Andy and Candice Buckner, Daniel Maxwell; brothers, Rev. Beryl Webber, Knoxville, Clyde Webber, Sevierville; sisters, Louise Harmon, Maynardville, Irene Webb and Edith Shelton of Halls; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Texas Valley Baptist Church, Rev. Curtis Tindell and Rev. Clyde Haynes officiating with grandson, Rev. Jay Buckner, giving closing prayer at graveside service. Interment in church cemetery. Pallbearers: Andy Buckner, Daniel Maxwell, and deacons and preachers of Texas Valley Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers: Ralph Cox, Jewel Cox and nephews. The body will lie in state on hour before services. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

BROCK, MARY ELIZABETH - age 80, of Powell, passed away at 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at East Tennessee Baptist Medical Center. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Dennis Brock; sons, Robert Kent Brock, Ronnie and Donnie Brock; sister, Clara Maples; brother, Henry Kerr. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jessie and Joe Covington, Mary Elizabeth and Ronnie Cloud, Ann and Will Hollifield; daughters, Brenda Brock and Edith Long; son, Paul Brock; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Reva, Pauline, Edna, Velma and Rhoda; brothers, Mackie, Bud and Jackie Kerr; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Kirk White officiating. Family and friends will meet at Asbury Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Saturday for a 10 a.m. committal service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

BROWNING, CORDIE J. - 72, of Powell, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: husband, Warren Browning; daughters, Bobbie Laney and Linda Trentham; son, Warren Browning, Jr.; grandchildren, Melissa Browning, Christopher Humphrey and Matthew Browning. Service 8 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Phillip Murphy officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery for interment service 11 a.m. Monday. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

COLLINS, KONDA VODEANE - age 36, of 2543 Hall Rd., Loudon, died Thursday morning, January 8, 1998, at home. Preceded in death by brothers, Keson and Kevin Collins. Survivors: parents, R.A. and Scylvia Hall Collins; sister, Keneitha Collins; brother and sister-in-law, Klete and Christi Collins, all of Loudon. Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Tom Chadwick and Jesse Russell. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

CALDWELL, PHYLLIS DIANE - age 49, of Maryville, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 8, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Light Pink Baptist Church, Louisville. Preceded in death by father, Lawrence White; mother, Mary Charles White. Survivors: husband, Ronald Caldwell; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Roger Henry, Deanna and Jesse Nelson, Kelli and Marco Gaona, all of Maryville; stepdaughter and stepson-in-all, Chastity and Bobby Whitehead of Maryville; grandchildren, Megan, Cara, Adam, Allen, Brandon, Clay; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Dale Atchley, Darlene and Alfred Roberson, Barbara and Rick Gibson, all of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ray Caldwell officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday at Cades Cove Memorial Baptist Church, Duncan Rd., Maryville. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

CLIFTON, MRS. EMMA - 3932 Catalpa Avenue, departed this life, January 7, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of New Hope Baptist Church. Lifelong resident of the Knoxville Community. She was employed at the Old Andrew Johnson Hotel. Survivors: children, Melvin C. Weaver, Jamesena W. Cash, Knoxville, Ella Neal, Clarksville, Tenn., Johnnie Weaver, Nashville, Francine McBee, Knoxville; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 1:30-2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church. Funeral service 2 p.m. Rev. Joe Mattox officiating. Interment Asbury Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

CURTIS, CAROLYN ROWENA BULLARD - age 53, of Maryville, passed away Thursday morning, January 8, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member and Sunday School teacher at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, R.B. and Iantha Nelson Bullard. Survivors: husband, Bill Curtis; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Sandy Curtis of Maryville, Brian and Krista Curtis of Maryville; grandchildren, Emmery Curtis, Dalton Curtis; sisters, Jo Ann Goddard of Hollywood, Fla., Sharon Coley of Maryville; brothers, Steve Bullard, Eddie Bullard, both of Maryville; aunt, Julia Whitehead of Maryville; mother-in-law, Mary E. Curtis of Maryville; several cousins; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Glen Riddle, Rev. Jack Hitch officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday for the interment service. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund % Ronnie Goddard, 588 Longhollow Rd., Maryville, TN 37801. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

DORSEY, LAVENIA - passed away Tuesday, January 6, 1998, in Atlanta, Ga. She was the sister of Beverly Graves, Ida Northern, and Bud Arnold. Funeral service Saturday, January 10, 1998, in Atlanta, Ga. 

DUNLAP, RAYMOND M. - age 62, of Louisville, died 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. He retired from Methodist Medical Center after 33 years and was a member of Louisville Christian Church. Preceded in death by parents and three brothers. Survivors include wife of 41 years, Faye Dunlap; son, Sammy Dunlap; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Debbie Dunlap; daughter, Kay Black; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Phil Ross; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all of Blount County; brother, Sam Dunlap, Jr. of Maryville; sisters, Inez Williams of Tallassee, Margaret Ogle of Maryville; and friends and family. Special thanks to Gail Willocks, Melissa Buckner and Betty Brown. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Mark Overton officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

EDINGTON, JOE, SR. - age 92, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 1998. Member of Junior Order, Woodmen of the World, FOP and Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, William P. and Annie Lee Hutchens Edington. Survivors: wife, Gertrude Bray Edington; daughters, Nancy Edington Harris, Nashville, Evelyn Gunnels, Knoxville; son, Joe Edington, Jr., Knoxville; grandchildren, Tim Edington, Rick Edington, Teresa Gillespie, Tania Terry; six great-grandchildren; special niece, Ruth Harriss. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Lois Hutchens and Rev. Ron Fisher officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Friday after 12 noon. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements. 

EVERETT, IRENE - age 85, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, January 8, 1998, at the LaFollette Medical Center. She was a member of Lonsdale Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Daniel and Sarah Ann Cline Everett. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and special friends, Jack and Ruby Norman. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, January 10, at Cross Funeral Home, Rev. Paul Hembree officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Sunday at Norris Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

GIBSON, LINDA FAYE PATTERSON - age 46, of Sevierville, died Thursday, January 8, 1998. She was preceded in death by her father, John W. Patterson. Survivors: husband, Earl Gibson, Jr.; son, Earl Gibson, III; mother, Pearlie Mae Patterson; brothers, H.C. Patterson, John Patterson, Jr.; sisters, Helen Bradley, Grace Clabo; nieces, Paula McGill, Lisa Clabo; nephews, Jimmy Bradley, Jason Clabo. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Melvin Carr and Rev. Dwayne White officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday in Cummings Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

GILLIAM, HAZEL M. - age 67, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Survivors: son, Kenneth Beeler; daughters, Judy Mink and Patricia Hillard; six grandchildren, Ray Church, Brandy Beeler, John, Deanna and Daniel Hillard and Rebecca Mink; two nieces, Glenda Inklebarger, Brenda Winters. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Glen Dunsmore and Rev. Gerald Tapp officiating with interment to follow at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

GUNTER, AUGUSTA MAE - of North Knoxville, went to be with God on January 7, 1998. Member of Gallilee Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Mae G. and Charles Jack Moody, Knoxville; daughter, Carol Longmire, St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Susan Harrill, Terry McGill and Charles Moody, all of Knoxville, Sharon Goodall, Kim King and Diana Jerome, all of St. Louis, Mo.; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 1 p.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Gerald King officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetry. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 

HEADRICK, MILDRED N. - age 89, of Maryville, passed away Thursday morning, January 8, 1998, at Maryville Health Care Center. Member of Laurel Bank Baptist Church. Survivors: sons, Robert Headrick Jr. of North Carolina, Clell Headrick, Don Headrick, Lamar Headrick, Lowell Headrick, all of Maryville; daughters, Virginia Harrison of Michigan, Clota Shelton of Texas, Ginger Fraley of North Carolina; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Nell Ledbetter, Erma Cable, both of North Carolina; brother, Elmer LeQuire of Greenback; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Charles Bailey officiating. Interment to follow in Laurel Bank Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

HENSLEY, HUGH T. - age 64, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at his home. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church and Charles McKinney Masonic Lodge #433 F.& A.M. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Engineering in 1956, and retired from TVA in 1988 after 32 years of service. He was also active as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Irene Hensley of Knoxville. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Frankie Irwin Hensley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Teresa Hensley of Summerville, S.C. and Steven and Sheri Hensley of Knoxville; two grandsons, Zachary and Andrew Hensley of Summerville. Funeral service will be conducted Friday, January 9, 1998, at 8 p.m. at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Karen Albers and Rev. Robert McClellan officiating. Masonic Lodge #433 F.& A.M. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Stair, Dave Wallace, Don Grey, Troy Lawson, Charlie McKelvey, Bob Ray, Baxter Eason and Jim King. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery 10 a.m. Saturday for interment service. Those who wish may make memorials to the Boy Scouts of America or St. Andrews United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

HICKMAN, BILLY JOE - age 54, of 676 Pond Road, Loudon, passed away Thursday morning, January 8, 1998, at Park West Hospital. Billy Joe was a member of Vaughns Chapel Baptist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army. Retired from Sheffield Steel. Preceded in death by father, William Hickman; brother, Kenneth Hickman. Survivors: wife, Linda Ritchey Hickman; daughters and son-in-law, Lisa Hickman of Kingsport, Kathy and Jeremy May of Kingston; mother, Ada Crox Hickman of Lenoir City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Rev. Jerry Vittatoe of Knoxville, Mary Kate Belcher of Sweetwater; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Del Rose Hickman of Lenoir City; several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. Funeral service 4 p.m. Saturday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jerry Vittatoe and Rev. H.K. Selvage officiating. Interment Lake View Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

HILL, BOYZIE JACK - 80, of of Knoxville, Tenn, died Wednesday morning, January 7, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was born in Rockwood, Tenn. He was former member of Payne Avenue Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. He retired from ALCOA after 37 years and was a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Service Club. He was preceded in death by parents, Elzie and Thursdie Hill; wife, Laura Hill; former wife, Earnie Mae Jackson; and three sisters and two brothers. Survivors include daughter, Julia Hill Henderson of Alcoa; son, James M. Hill of Knoxville; sisters, Winona Byers, Louise Gilmore and Anna Boyd of Alcoa, Rose Gillispie of Rockford, Essie Smith; and brother-in-law, Joe Smith of Maryville; and brother, Eldie Hill of Alcoa; grandchildren, Stephon and Tanya Henderson of Hyattsville, Md., Kimberly and Terrance Henderson of Alcoa, Ernie Brewer of Knoxville and Ricardo Brown of Ohio; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 10 at Foothills Funeral Home with Elder Raymond Henderson officiating and assisted by Elder A.C. Dixon and Rev. Paulette Pace. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment to follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. 

HOBBY, CONNIE A. - of Mascot, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 7, 1998, at her home after a very serious illness. She attended Mascot United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by daughter, Sonja Renee Hobby; parents, Thomas and Stella Gibson. Survived by husband, Charles Ray Hobby of Mascot; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Dennis Young of Sevierville, Jennifer and Fred Mize of Strawberry Plains; grandsons, Freddy Mize and wife Shanna, and Daniel Mize; great-grandson, Isaiah Christian Mize; brother, Tommy Joe Gibson of Mascot. Funeral will be 6 p.m. Friday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Lee Wayne Grubb officiating. Family and friends will meet at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday and proceed to Graveston Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Pallbearers will be Fred Mize, Freddy Mize, Daniel Mize, Dennis Young, Connie Harrell, Buddy Harrell, Jerry Busler and Steve Busler. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

HOOKS, LLOYD - age 67, of Clinton, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was a member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church. He was a retired tool and die maker, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by daughter, Cathy Hooks; parents, Harvey and Maudie Hooks; grandson, James Brian Hooks. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Louise Hooks, Clinton; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Bonnie Hooks, Briceville, Dana and Denise Hooks, Clinton, David and Maria Hooks, Clinton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Mary Lee Hooks, Lake City, Billy and Jewell Hooks, Clinton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Bob Hildtich, Oregon, Ohio, Trudy and Shorty Singlton, Lake City, Rosemary and Jim Adkins, Lake City; granddaughter, Ashley Hooks, Oliver Springs; grandsons, Dustin Hooks, Clinton, Darrin Hooks, Clinton, Roger Hooks, Jr., Briceville; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Emilee Hooks, Briceville; several nieces and nephews; host of family and friends. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday, January 9, 1998, at Cox-Martin Chapel. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 1998, at Indian Bluff Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Byrge and Rev. Warner Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow service at Indian Bluff Cemetery, Briceville, Tenn. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements. 

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. Family and friends will meet at Clarks Grove Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m., Rev. Guy Milam and Rev. David Walker officiating. Pallbearers will be deacons of North Knoxville Baptist Church. Arrangements by 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 Jasny and Benjamin Jasny of McKinney, Texas. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. 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. 

LACY, GRACE S. - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 8, 1998. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she was active in the WMU. She was a scout leader and an elementary school teacher at Mt. Olive Elementary School. Preceded in death by husband, Floyd P. Lacy. She was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Jim Blankenship, Betty and John Weaver; grandchildren, Melanie Richardson, Brian Bevins and wife Sarah, Christy Bevins, John Weaver, Jr., Ashley Blankenship and Matthew Weaver; great-grandchild, Zachary Bevins; brothers, Pete and Webb Shivers; sisters, Effie Schrock and Sarah Davidson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday at 8 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doyle Landers officiating. Entombment will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

LEWIS, JASON LYNN - age 16, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1998, due to an automobile accident. He attended Austin-East High School. Survived by father, Carl Lewis; stepmother, Pat Lewis; brother, Jesse Lewis and fiancee' Regina Lee; grandparents, Ben and Leona Lewis of Knoxville, Charles Cureton of Rutledge; aunts, Linda White and husband, J.T., Janice Davis and husband, Kenny; uncle, Jimmy Cureton and wife, Francis, R.B. Lewis and wife, Norlee; girlfriend, Brooke French; several cousins. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Chapel with Rev. Paul Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Strawberry Plains Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Aaron Davis, Mike Ivey, Barry Vest, Bryan Robertson, Mike Ledford, and Ricky Lewis. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston 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 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. 

MERRITT, KENNETH EARL - age 68, of West Knoxville, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 7, 1998, at his home. Mr. Merritt was a member of the Pioneers and was retired from Teletype Corp. of Skokie, Ill., and Little Rock, Ark., also of Plastiline Corp. of Knoxville. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Pearl Merritt. Survivors: wife of 43 years, Ann Marshall Merritt; children, Sheryl Bouchard, Capt. Brian Merritt, K.C.S.D., Kim Inklebarger, Sgt. Wade Merritt, U.S.A. Ft. Benning, Ga.; sons-in-law, Steve Bouchard, Bob Inklebarger; daughter-in-law, Sharon Merritt; grandchildren, Becky, Kristopher, Michael, Brandy, Misty, Kenneth and Thomas; great-grandchildren, Danielle and Vincent; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Mary Merritt; brother, Larry Merritt. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Rev. Leyland Lyon officiating. Interment in Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family would like to thank Covenant Health Care and Rural Metro Fire Dept. for their loving care. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave. 

OLDHAM, JOHN A. ''JACK'' - age 81, of Maryville, died Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church, was retired from ALCOA, a member of the 25 Year Service Club and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include wife, Dixie Feezell Oldham; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Alfred Bumgarner of Maryville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Sherry and Jeff Jones of Friendsville; granddaughter, Mimi Chesney of Friendsville; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Rule of Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Mausoleum for the entombment service with Rev. Rose Mincey officiating. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Union Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Rose Mincey officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to be made to Union Grove United Methodist Church, 515 S. Union Grove Rd., Friendsville, TN 37737. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn. 

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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. 

PILKEY, LEONARD TROY SR. - age 80, of Maryville, died Thursday, January 8, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Sylvia Reynolds Pilkey, who died on Wednesday, January 7, 1998; and son, Leonard Troy Pilkey, Jr. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Annie Mae and Bobby Anderson of Maryville; daughters, Mary Sue Jones, Betty Buchanan, both of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Diane Pilkey of Maryville; sons, Roy Lee ''Budwizer'' Pilkey, Tommy Ray Pilkey, Glenn Wayne Pilkey, all of Maryville; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jessie Pilkey, Lee Pilkey, both of Athens; sister, Bernice Roberts of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Cooper officiating. The interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

PILKEY, NETTIE SYLVIA REYNOLDS - age 78, of Maryville, died Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her son, Leonard Troy Pilkey, Jr. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Annie Mae and Bobby Anderson of Maryville; daughters, Mary Sue Jones, Betty Buchanan, both of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Diane Pilkey of Maryville; sons, Roy Lee ''Budwizer'' Pilkey, Tommy Ray Pilkey, Glenn Wayne Pilkey, all of Maryville; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Ray Reynolds of Maryville; sisters, Bonnie Pritchett of Athens, Univ Coker of Sweetwater. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Cooper officiating. The interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

ROBERTS, BIRCHIE (WILLIS) - age 71, born in Roane County on April 3, 1926, died January 7, 1998. He was a veteran of WWII, a retired mechanic of 25 years for General Motors in Detroit, Mich. He moved back to Roane County in 1977. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Kingston. He was preceded in death by parents, John T. Roberts and Elizabeth Tilley Roberts; four brothers, Hubert, Willie, Earl and Walter Roberts; sister, Mabel Taylor. Survivors: wife of 48 years, Gloria (Tootie) Roberts of Kingston; sons and daughters-in-law, Willis and Helen Roberts of Kingston, Kenny and Linda Roberts of Harriman; daughters and sons-in-law, Karren and Billy Angel of Rockwood, Kathy and Leon Raymond of Harriman; 11 grandchildren, Kris, Kristy, John, Tiffany, Shara, Mandy, Willie, B.J., Samantha, Jennifer and Jeffery; sisters, Lucille Daniels of Ten Mile, Mary Alice Daniels of Ten Mile; brothers and sisters-in-law, John T. and Ruby Roberts Jr. of Jasper, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Katherine Roberts of Jasper, Tenn.; sister-in-law and husband, Lucille and Joe Roe of Michigan; brother-in-law and wife, Bill and Jean Molencupp; several nieces and nephews, cousins and loving friends. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Kingston with Rev. Paul Lloyd officiating. Interment in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. 

ROGERS, J. PLEAS - age 89, of 306 Hwy. 346, Rogersville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at his residence. Born and raised in Lee Valley, Mr. Rogers was a lifetime farmer and retired insurance agent with Hawkins County Farmers Mutual. While president of Hawkins County Farm Bureau, the present farm bureau building was constructed. He was a member of Rogersville United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Esta Arnold Rogers of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Don (Reece Ann) Carter of Bowling Green, Ky.; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Manesha Reece and Mark Allen Ford; and grandson, Pleas Carter, all of Bowling Green, Ky.; a number of nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 1998, at Broome Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 1998, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lawrence Clark and Rev. William Martin officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 1998, at McKinney Cemetery. 

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. Honorary pallbearers: #8 Sunday School Class at Central Bearden Baptist Church. Pallbearers: Greg Clark, Leonard Angel, Carroll Henegar, Jack Scott, James Brown, Lynn Smith. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

SMITH, RANDY E. - age 32, of Powell, passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 7, 1998. Member of Lynnwood Methodist Church. Survivors: wife, Peggy Smith; children, Randy Smith, Jr., April Smith and Michael Smith; parents, Roy and Juanita Smith; sisters, Debbie Wilson and Ginger Longley; brother, Rodney Smith; several nieces and nephews. Service 2 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Van Sanks officiating with interment to follow at Bookwalter Cemetery. Pallbearers: Rodney Smith, Randy Smith, Jr., Vincent and Billy Longley, Ray Wilson, Ralph Miller, Roy Smith III and Bill Longley. Honorary pallbearers: Christopher Miller, Michael Smith. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's. 

STALLINGS, KERWIN BARTLETT - age 73, of Maryville, died 2:10 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Stallings graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and New York University with a PhD. He was vice president of J.P. Morgan. Survivors include wife, Vera Hughes Stallings; son and daughter-in-law, Langdon and Jennifer Stallings of Seattle, Wash.; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Eric Bank of Chicago, Ill., Neena and Andrew Teaster of Snow Hill, N.C.; and grandchildren, Zack and Brit Stallings of Washington, Ben Teaster, Caitlin Teaster, Mollie Teaster and Sandra Teaster, all of Snow Hill, N.C. Funeral service was held Friday, January 2, 1998, in the chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Carl White officiating. Interment was held later at Duke Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisburg, N.C. The family received friends 5-6 p.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

TALLENT, JEP - age 80, of Sequoyah Village, Madisonville, passed away 5 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Loudon Medical Center. Member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters, Ruby Bell, Tellico Plains, Sue Mason, Wanda Hall, both of Madisonville; sons, Ralph C. Tallent, Larry Ted Tallent, Calvin E. Tallent, all of Greenback; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jenkins, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Jane Tallent; daughter, Vodie Aliene Standridge; sons, Willie Fred and James Alvin Tallent. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. John Butler and Rev. Fred Watson officiating. Interment Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

THOMAS, ROBERT E. - 51, of Clinton, Tenn., passed away Wednesday at Methodist Medical Center. Born August 2, 1946, in Strawberry Plains, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed by EG & G Ortec, Oak Ridge. He was a member of the Oak Ridge Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was preceded in death by his father, George Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Janet Thomas; sons, Jason Thomas, Nathan Thomas, Joshua Thomas, Marcus Thomas and Issac Thomas, all of Clinton; mother, Eula Thomas; sisters, Georgetta Reynolds of Knoxville, Dorothy Thomas of Atlanta, Ga., Zelda Johnson of Knoxville; and brothers, James Harris, Ronald Harris, William Harris, Steve Harris, Jeff Harris, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Judy and Troy Love of Knoxville, Tenn. and Joan and Ed Koch of Dalton, Ga.; mother and father-in-law, James and Florine Perry; three nieces; four nephews; one great-nephew; six aunts; two uncles; and a host of cousins. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Oak Ridge, Tenn. with Phil Alexander officiating. Memorials may be to Home Federal Bank in Oak Ridge, Tenn. in care of Janet Thomas. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements. 

THOMAS, HOMER - age 81, of Corryton, passed away 6:56 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Little Flat Creek Baptist Church, retired from Reeder Chevrolet. Preceded in death by wife, Mabel Clapp Thomas; parents, Issac and Glennie Thomas. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Jack Huddleston; granddaughter, Jackie Huddleston; great-granddaughters, Emily Branch and Mariah Walker; sister and brother-in-law, Lorena and Buster DeVault; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Beryle and Frances Clapp; sisters-in-law, Ruth Clapp and Gladys Clapp; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Carl and Bobbye Satterfield and Red and Robin Atkins. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Flat Creek Baptist Church. The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. at the church, Rev. Wayne Roach and Rev. Jerry Baltimore officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Pallbearers: Lynn Clapp, Larry Clapp, Danny Clapp, Kevin Roach, Brad West and Rodney Satterfield. Honorary pallbearers: Beryle Clapp, John Watson, Tobe Julian, Charles Zachary, Gary Acuff, Red Atkins, Tony Harrell, Walter Hughes, Charles Clapp, Raymond Simmons, Doc Bailey, Will Holman, Frank Smallman, Newell DeVault and Dr. Mark Pritcher. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

WALLACE, STEPHEN DONALD (STEVE) - age 27, of Farragut, died at Mt. Vernon, Ky., 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. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday, January 9, 1998, at Pleasant Forest Cemetery on Concord Road for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. 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. 

WHITTLE, NORA SMELCER - age 93, of Corryton, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. She attended Fairview United Methodist Church. Retired from Robertshaw with 27 years of service. Preceded in death by husband, Dewey Whittle; infant daughter, Carolyn Hope Whittle; daughter, Carole Armstrong; son, Harold Whittle; grandson, Randy Armstrong. Survivors: daughter, Aleene Appling, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Judy Whittle; daughter-in-law, Doris Whittle, all of Corryton; son-in-law, Ernie Armstrong, Mascot; grandchildren, Lisa Smith, Greg, Steve, Jerry and Danny Whittle, Kathi Loy, Linda Watson, Jeff and Mike Armstrong, and Tammy Busler; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Gerald McFarland, Rev. Scott Whittle and Rev. Vencent Jones. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for graveside and interment service at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Kenneth and Jarrod Kidd, Mike Smith, Jerry, Danny and Steve Whittle and Mike Armstrong. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WILLIAMS, GEORGE LEWIS - age 74, died Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at home. Survived by three brothers; one sister; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, January 9, 1998, at Highland Memorial Cemetery. 

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. 

WINDLE, GEORGE A. JR. (GENERAL TDF) - age 72, of Concord, passed away Wednesday evening, January 7, 1998. Gen. Windle was a member of the First Baptist Church of Loudon. A veteran of World War II serving with the Army in the European Theater as a paratrooper. He later served with the Army Reserve 316 Logistical Command in Knoxville, the Tennessee Defense Force 304th Infantry Battalion and the TDF 4th Brigade. He was retired from Union Carbide in Oak Ridge as a mechanical engineer. Preceded in death by parents, George A. Windle, Sr. and Emma Harrison Windle. Survivors: wife, Gena Jackson Windle; children and spouses, Jane and Barry Long of New Boston, Mich., Nancy Windle of Lawrenceville, Ga., George A. Windle, III and wife Donna of Concord; grandchildren, Gena, Lindsey and Cody Long, Elizabeth, Jenny, Rachel and Emily Windle. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Interment Roberson Cemetery with Chaplain Bob Mize officiating with full military honors to be conferred by the TDF 304th Infantry Battalion. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.

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