Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ADCOCK, DOROTHY LUCINDA - age 80, formerly of South Knoxville,
passed away Sunday, April 13th., 1997, at Shannondale Health Center. Retired
from teaching home economics and civics from five area high schools, Baxter
Seminary in Baxter, Tenn., Knoxville High, Rule High, Fulton High and Catholic
High in Knoxville. Member of First United Methodist Church, she belonged
to homemakers group. Charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Mu Group
and also served as sponsor of students and church groups. Preceded in death
by her parents, Fred and Lillian Adcock with whom she made her home. Survivors:
sister, Edythe Adcock Bell; nephews, Jack R. and Babette Bell, Virginia
Beach, Va., Wallace R. and Dottie Phllipps Bell and Fred Bell of Knoxville,
Tenn. The body will be sent for research since she had suffered from Multiple
Sclerosis for many years. A memorial service will be held at First United
Methodist Church, Ron Fisher officiating minister. The church is at 3316
Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919. The memorial service will be on
Sunday April 20th., 1997 at 2 p.m. Memorials may be sent to the First United
ALLEN, MYRTLE MAUDE - age 82, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Athens Healthcare, after a lengthy illness. She was a R.N. surgical nurse, Sweetwater Hospital for 38 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary. Survivors: husband, James ''Gillie'' Allen, Sweetwater; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Judy Allen, Marietta, Ga.; grandson and wife, Jeff and Mary Allen, Valdosa, Ga.; granddaughter, Julie Allen, Marietta, Ga.; nephews, Jimmy, Billy, Donnie Plemons, and Bobby Johnson; nieces, Judy Ann Marcum and Tonnie Doss. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Julian Walton and Rev. Mike Stephens of Marietta, Ga. officiating. Interment to follow in West View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Sweetwater.
BAILEY, MR. HERBERT - age 56, of Washburn, born February 26, 1941, passed away suddenly 12:05 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997. Member and deacon of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church. Former employee of State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation. Survivors: wife, Louise Bailey; mother, Lizzie Bailey; sisters, Jean Graves, Billie Lou Waller, all of Washburn, Polly Starnes, Bean Station; brothers, Leonard, Edd, Dan, and Charles Bailey, all of Washburn; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and other relatives. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Gabril Haynes officiating with music by Richard and Linda Nicely. Interment Liberty Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers: Monroe Atkins, Randy Brown, Joe Nicely, Jerry Nicely, Danny Bailey, Trinity Bailey. Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of Pennington Chapel Church. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m Tuesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
BRESNAHAN, JOSEPHINE R. - age 96, of Knoxville, passed away April 14, 1997, at Shannondale. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Preceded in death by husband, James Bresnahan, Sr. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Elwood Spencer of Savannah, Ga., Ann and Gene Huber of Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law, James and Karen Bresnahan of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Memorials should be made to St. John's Lutheran Church and funeral arrangements will be announced later Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
BROWNING, CAROLYN SUE - age 43, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Monday, April 14, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Baxter Avenue Baptist Church. She was a 1972 Honor Graduate of Rule High School and was a previous employee of Bike Athletic Company. She was a very loving mother and sister. She is survived by her husband, Ernest S. Browning; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Bonnie Browning; son, Christoper Browning, grandchildren, Steven Tyler Browning and Brittany Nicole Browning; father, Henry J. Morgan; mother, Goldie Mae McDaniel, both of Morristown; sister, Dorothy Jean Livesay of Morristown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Glenda F. and Martin Clark of Knoxville, Janice D. and Curtis Seals of Bean Station; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray D. and Judy Morgan of Morristown, Gary L. and Mary Morgan of Morristown; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Highland South Chapel, Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland South Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ray and Gary Morgan, Martin Clark, Curtis Seals, Chris Hill, Timmy Dyke, Robert Capshaw and Timmy Dyke. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills) 573-7300.
BURGER, ELSIE LUCILLE BROCK - age 88, of Englewood, passed away Sunday at Sweetwater Valley Convalescent Center. A native of McMinn County and resident of Englewood for 81 years, Mrs. Burger was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene E. Brock and second husband, Euel Burger; also a son, Norman Brock and grandson, Nick Brock. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Inez Brock and Bill Toomey, Sweetwater, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Harlan and Annette Brock, Englewood Tenn.; two brothers, Clayton Zimmerman and Edward Zimmerman, both of Etowah, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Billie Toomey Franks, Sweetwater, Michael Brock Toomey, Oak Ridge, Patricia Bates, Lawrenceville, Ga., Scott Brock, Franklin, Tenn., Tim Brock, Tucson, Ariz., Mitci Ward, Chattanooga, Tenn.; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Baker presiding. Family and friends will assemble at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMinn Memory Gardens for the committal service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bordwine Funeral Home, Etowah.
BURNETTE, CHARLES WAYNE - age 55, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Madison, Tenn., after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by father, Charles ''Jack'' Burnette. Formally employed by Gemtron Corp., Sweetwater. Survivors: daughters, Renee Burnette, Whitney Burnette, Madisonville; mother, Florence Sis Burnette, Sweetwater; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Elmer Goodman, Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Murray's Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Cliton Riddle officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
COPPOCK, MR. LASCO (DOCK) - of Maynardville, born May 29, 1906, passed away at 4:23 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a member and deacon at Valley Grove Baptist Church in Union County. Preceded in death by his wife, Estelle Coppock; parents, Jim and Nancy Coppock; brother, Trola; sister, Trula Graham; and grandsons, Lynn Davis and Tony Boles. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Lasco (Bud) and Vicki Coppock of Powell; daughters and sons-in-law, Marion and Kyle Whited and Sue and Bob Davis of Maynardville, Faye and Dee Davis and Mildred Joplin of Andersonville; brother, Arzo Coppock of Knoxville; sister, Lily Summers of Davenport, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Interment 11 a.m Tuesday, April 15th at New Loyston Memorial Gardens. Officiating will be Rev. Burney Hutchinson and Rev. Clyde Gray. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
CROUCH, MRS. ANNA BELLE COX ''GRANNY'' - age 77, of Wartburg, passed away April 13, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Mrs. Crouch was preceded in death by her son, Gene Ray Crouch; father, Noah Cox; and mother, Della Bales Cox; brother, John Cox. Survivors: husband, Houston E. Crouch; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and George McGrath of Burrville, Elaine and Fred Rose of Wartburg; brother, Agbert Cox of Burrville; and a special sister-in-law, Lois Crouch of Wartburg; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Tuesday evening, 8 p.m. April 15, 1997, at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg with Rev. Bill Goodman officiating. Graveside Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Morgan Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg.
CUPP, LOUISE WARD - age 66, of Knoxville, went to be with Jesus, April 12, 1997. She was a member of Greens Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by children, Janet, Terry, and Robin Cupp. Survivors: husband of 47 years, Earl T. Cupp; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Teresa Cupp; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Stoney Cook, Sharon and Wes Ingram; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Otha, Jr. and Ernie Ward; sisters, Mildred Oliver, Ella Mae Rose, and Shirley Green; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends. Interment 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Stock Creek Cemetery with Rev. Dexter Merritt and Rev. Buddy Long officiating. Active pallbearers: Gerald Henry, Robbie Miller, Jeff Carter, Steve Watson, Baxter Witson, Mike Lynn, Mike Green, Steve Harbin. Honorary pallbearers: Donnie Merritt and Willie Keesee. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
EDMONDS, BILL R. - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997. He was the former owner of Paul Parrott's Shoes. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Paul and Della Edmonds. Survivors: wife, A. Ray Edmonds; son, Michael Edmonds; daughter, Shannon Edmonds; brothers, Carl Edmonds, all of Knoxville, and David Edmonds of Ohio; sister, Nancy Edmonds of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will leave Rose Mortuary at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and proceed to Asbury Cemetery for graveside and interment service at 11 a.m., Michael Edmonds, Rev. Ron Ramsey, and Rev. Wallace Newman officiating. Pallbearers: Slick Painter, Gary Cunningham, Ron Hickman, Jim Kerr, Bob Cox, and Jim Lusby. Honorary pallbearers: members of the Golden Rule Sunday School Class. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
EVERETTE, HELEN O. LUSK - of Knoxville, died Monday, April 14, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Member of South Knoxville Baptist Church. Volunteer at North Haven Nursing Home for several years. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Larry E. and Sandra K. Everette, Farragut; grandchildren, Leonard Thomas Higdon, Charles Daniel Everette, Melissa Dawn Everette; brother, Harley Lusk, Knoxville; sister, Wilma Smith, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Edgar Eldridge and Rev. Gary French officiating. Interment at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Ronnie Smith, Richard Smith, Gary Smith, Chris Lusk, Gilbert Lusk, Steven Lusk, and Greg Lusk. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
FIELDEN, REV. GLEN E. - age 76, of Fountain City, passed away Saturday, April 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member and interim pastor of Everhart Baptist Church, charter member and chaplain of East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard and Disabled American Veterans Chapter #24. Preceded in death by parents, Hobart and Amy Fielden. Survivors: wife, Hassie Anderson Fielden; brother, Carl Fielden of Madison, Tenn.; sisters, Genevieve Humphrey of Knoxville, Anna L. Tudor of Manchester, Tenn.; four nephews and three nieces. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for interment 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Rick Lemons and Rev. Doug Fielden officiating. Pallbearers: Steve and Gary Tudor, Ray and Mark Janeway, Glen and Wayne Anderson. Full military honors provided by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
FUSON, CLIFFORD G., JR. - age 52, White Oak Lane, Heiskell, Tenn., passed away Sunday at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Mr. Fuson was a parole officer with the State of Tenn. in Campbell County. Retired as a master chief from the U.S. Navy after 27 years of service. He served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (three meritorious awards; one combat ''V'' award), Good Conduct Medal (six awards), Vietnam Service Medal (nine campaign stars), Overseas Service Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Medal, Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, and the Rupublic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He retired July 1, 1993. He graduated from University of Maryland with an AA-BS degree. Preceded in death by his father, Clifford G. Fuson, Sr. Survivors: wife, Mai Fuson of Clinton; daughter, Michelle Ngoc Linh Fuson of Clinton; son, Michael Glenn Fuson of Clinton; mother, Thelma Fuson of Oak Ridge; brother, David Fuson of Gatlinburg, Tenn. Full military honors will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home conducted by East Tenn. Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
GAINES, VERNON S. (VERN) - age 74, of Fountain City, passed away Sunday, April 13, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. Member of Masonic Lodge #738 F.& A.M. Survivors: daughter, Rene Gaines; sister, Pearl Graves; brother, Earl Gaines; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Lynnhurst Greenwood Chapel, Reverend Charles Parker officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
GIDEON, MRS. OLLIE MAE - age 85, passed away April 13, 1997, after an extended illness, at her home. She was of the Methodist faith and preceded in death by sons, Ray, Paul, and John. Survivors: husband, Rev. Clyde Gideon; daughter, Pearl Leach of Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Jack Griffin; sons, Clyde Gideon, Jr., J.R. Gideon, all of Knoxville; grandsons, Jeff and Gregg Leach, Brian Gideon; granddaughter, Stephanie Abbott; three great-grandchildren; special friend, Sam Smith; sister-in-law, Ethel Byerly of Blaine, Tenn. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel with Rev. Herman Lakin and Rev. Vaughn Richardson officiating. Interment Emory Pike American Christian Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jeff and Gregg Leach, Sam Smith, Horace and Benny Gray, Paul Middleton. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 or to the Arthritis Foundation, 1104 Merchants Drive, 37912. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
GODFREY, ROSIE MAE - age 89, of Knoxville, passed away April 13, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence Godfrey; daughters, Gladys Godfrey and Nancy Stone; sister, Mary Sewell; brother, Woodrow Sexton. Survivors: sons, Willis, Roy, Charles, Bill, and Clarence, Jr. Godfrey; grandsons, John, Jr., Andrew, John, Roy, and Steven Godfrey, Eric Moore, Rocky, Robert, and Scott Tindell; granddaughters, JoAnn Moore, Sherry Perkins, Patricia Sangster, Susan Moore, Janice Queens; 30 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Bell's Campground Cemetery with Rev. H.N. Key officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
GRIFFITH, ROBERT E. - a resident of Chattanooga, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at his home. He was 91. A lifelong member of the Chattanooga area, he was employed with Sloan Electric Co. for over 40 years and also with Auto Unit Rebuilders at the time of his death. He was a veteran of WWII in the Air Force and was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Giles Griffith; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Strange of Spokane, Wash. and Deloris Margolin of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 11:30 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael O'ppizzi officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at 519 4th, Chattanooga, TN 37403. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 and Tuesday after 1 p.m. at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
HAZLEWOOD, ROBBIE MITCHELL - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away at 7 a.m. April 13, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by mother, Flossie Mitchell Waddell and father, Robert H. Waddell, both of Rogersville, Ala. Survived by husband, Joe B. Hazlewood; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Bob and Suzie Hazlewood of Knoxville, Max and Sharon Hazlewood of Maryville; and son, Johnnie Hazlewood of Maryville; sisters, Lunette Waddell of Rogersville, Ala. and Hilda Dison of Killen, Ala.; grandchildren, Tracy Hazlewood Schultz, Mitch, Todd, Robby, Chad, Ben, and Justin Hazlewood; great-grandchildren, Michelle and Megan Hazlewood, and Patrick Shultz; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel, Reverends Brenda and Larry Carroll officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Weaver's to proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: Justin, Mitch, Robby, Chad, Ben, and Todd Hazlewood and Stan Shultz. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trinity United Methodist Church, 5613 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921 and Fairview United Methodist Church, 2050 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville, TN. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home.
HERRIN, JAMES ALLEN, SR. - age 61, of Elmhurst Drive, Oak Ridge, Tenn., died suddenly, Saturday, April 12, 1997 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Member of Somerset First Baptist Church. Retired from U.S. Army after 24 years as Sgt. 1st Class. Security monitor for Sonitrol Security Co. in Knoxville, Tenn. Lived in Oliver Springs for 8 years before moving to Oak Ridge in 1983. Graduated from Somerset High School in 1953. Preceded in death by father and mother, Otis D. Herrin, Sr. and Mattie Minter Herrin; daughters, Rita Elaine Hipshire; brother, Otis Dean Herrin, Jr.; granddaughter, Brandi Michelle Hipshire. Survivors: wife, Geneva Francis Ray Herrin; son, James Allen Herrin, Jr. (Jane Ellen Brennan Herrin), Cookeville, Tenn.; daughters, Patricia Ann Butler (Sterling Dewayne Butler), Harriman, Tenn., Deborah Sue Davis (Carl Eugene Davis), Clinton, Tenn.; brother, Bruce Herrin (Donna), McKenzie, Tenn.; sisters, Hadie White (Bennie), Somerset, Ky., Myrna Criswell (Tom), Somerset, Ky.; sister-in-law, Opal Francis Herrin; three grandchildren, Terry Dewayne Butler, Timothy Adam Davis, Jennifer Elaine Davis. Funeral Tuesday, April 15, 1997, 10 a.m. in Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Co., Rev. Gilbert Robinson officiating. Burial at Mill Springs National Cemetery. Full military honors by Fort Campbell Honor Guard. Friends may call Monday, April 14, 1997, after 6 p.m. at Somerset Undertaking Co.
JOHNSON, HELEN E. - age 69, died April 12, 1997, at the Coqunia Nursing Center in Ormond Beach, Fla. She was born in Knoxville and was a resident of Merritt Island for over 20 years. She lived in Tallahassee before moving to Ormond Beach in 1995. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker who was devoted to her children and her grandchildren. She enjoyed horeseback riding, arts and crafts. She was a gospel singer and loved the Lord. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island. Survivors: son, Carter W. Johnson, Jr. Tallahassee, Fla.; three daughters, Sandra Schick, Columbus, Ohio, Sheryl Cilli, Ormond Beach, Fla., Sabrina Adams, Tallahassee, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Chapel. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11-1 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
MALONE, JANICE BANKS - age 39, of Jefferson City, passed away suddenly at 12 p.m. Monday, April 14, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was an avid softball player and bowler for many years. She was a hairstylist for 15 years with J.C. Penney's. She was preceded in death by father, Wallace Banks. Survived by husband and son, Jerry and Tyler Malone; mother, Ruth Banks, Jefferson City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Toby Wells of Jefferson City, Tricia and Dennis Robidoux of Dandridge, Connie and Buster Seals of New Market; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Johnette Banks of Morristown; grandmother, Hazel Russell of New Market; a special cousin, Lisa Banks Cameron of Jefferson City; father and mother-in-law, Tommy and Betty Malone of Jefferson City; brother-in-law, Ricky Malone of Jefferson City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cindy and David Bible of New Market; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Farrar's Chapel with Rev. Gerald Stallings officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Flat Gap Cemetery for a 2 p.m. interment service. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. prior to the funeral services. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City in charge.
MAYS, VIRGINIA MAE - age 73, of Loudon, passed away Sunday, April 13, at Baptist Healthcare in Lenoir City. She was preceded in death by husband, Ralph Edward Mays; parents, Hubert and Mary Rosenbauer Poole; and sister, Cora Lee Lane. Survivors: daughter, Mary Brown of Rising Sun, Indiana; sons, Jim Poole, Chattanooga, Eddy Salyers of Philadelphia, Tenn., George Mays of Loudon, Glen Mays of Asheville, North Carolina, Tony Mays of Sweetwater, Sam Mays of Mohawk, Tenn.; sisters, Emma Jean Foland of Ferndale, Michigan and Margaret Caughron of Maryville, 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel. Funeral service will be held at Sweetwater Memory Chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Interment in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.
McCAMMON, DOROTHY LOUISE - age 58, of Maryville, passed away Monday morning, April 14, 1997, at the family home. Preceded in death by son, George Oliver ''Buster'' McCammon; parents, Mike and Lillie May Hicks Lawson; brother Charles Lawson; sister, Wanda Ramsey. Survivors: husband, Kenneth O. McCammon; daughter and son-in-law, Robbin and Rick Rose of Maryville; grandchildren, Chelsea and Scarlett Rose; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harmon and Peggy Lawson, Kenneth and Ellie Lawson, Bobby and Betty Lawson, all of Maryville; sister-in-law, Evelyn Lawson of Friendsville; sisters, Mary Evelyn McBath of Maryville, Ruth Lavigne of Nashville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Hattie and Houston McCammon of Maryville; sisters-in-law and husbands, Dorothy and James Cogburn of Maryville, Charlotte and John Wells of Maryville; brothers-in-law and wives, Ray and Linda McCammon of Maryville, Ralph and Kitty McCammon of Niota; several nieces, nephews and special friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Tom Hatley and Rev. Wes Rankin officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday at Laurel Bank Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
McCLAIN, OPAL JEAN - age 72, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at her home. Member of First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. Survived by husband, William James McClain; son, William James McClain, Jr. and wife, Lois of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters, Teresa Gilbert and husband, Donny of Seymour, Tenn., Sally Kath and husband, Mark of Garner, N.C.; mother, Sallie Cummins of Knoxville; brothers, William Ray Cummins of Gonzales, La., James Cummins and wife, Ruth, Harold Cummins and wife, Judy, and Patrick Cummins and wife, Barbara, all of Knoxville; seven grandchildren, Benjamin Gilbert and Joey Gilbert of Seymour, Max Kath, Jacob Kath, and Cody Kath of Garner, N.C., and Carrick McClain and Shannon McClain of Atlanta. A private graveside will take place at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Memorials to First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Dipboye officaiting. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to and one hour after the memorial service. Weatherford Mortuary of Oak Ridge in charge of arrangements.
PATTERSON, MRS. FRANCES CAZANA - age 78, passed away April 14, 1997, at her home. Member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors: husband, Sam T. Patterson; daughter and son-in-law, Theodore and Howard Morgan; grandchildren, John Morgan, Alexandra Morgan, Katherine Morgan. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Interment, Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bill Fritts, Joey Fritts, Wayne Greene, Nick G. Cazana, Nick H. Cazana, Gus Regas, Trisaigon Service 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
PERRY, KELLY LYNN - age 17, of Sunset Drive, Sweetwater, died instantly Sunday, in an automobile accident. Kelly was the reigning Tennessee Junior Miss, salutatorian in her senior class at Sweetwater High as well as student council president. Kelly had been active in ballet for 13 years and was scheduled to perform in Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association's production of Coppelia, April 18-20. She was recently awarded th Norden Dance Fine Arts Scholarship to Texas Christian University, as well as an academic scholarship at TCU in Fort Worth. Kelly was a member of First Assembly of God and active both in the church and youth group. She was also active in a self awareness program for youth called Smart Moves Program. Surviving is her mother, Janice Baines, Athens; her father, J.P. (Buddy) Perry of Sweetwater; brother, Bo Perry; a student at Wake Forest University; maternal granparents, Mr. and Mrs. Berl Swanner, Rockwood; aunts, Judy Laney, Madisonville, Linda Thompson, Sweetwater, Lisa Crabtree, Rockwood; uncle, Michael Swanner of Rockwood. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 3 until 8 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church with funeral service following at 8 p.m. The pastor Rev. Larry Orr will officate. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Kelly's name to the Smart Moves Program, c/o Tony Bush, Madisonville Middle School, 538 Monroe St., Madisonville, TN 37354. Arrangements by Sweetwater Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Sweetwater.
PRATT, MARY LYNN - age 90, of Concord, died Sunday, April 13, 1997. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and had retired from Baptist Hospital as a registered nurse. Widow of James E. Pratt. Survivors: niece, Sallie A. Ralston of Concord; great-nieces, Anne Ralston and Sarah Ralston. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Father Patrick P. Brownell officiating. Interment at Concord Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SHECKELS, JAMES L. - 58, 14721 S.W. 35th Terrace Road, Ocala, Fla. for 12 years, native of Knoxville, Tenn., died April 11, 1997. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. A member of the Baptist faith and was an engineer. Survivors: wife, Annette Sheckels, Ocala, Fla.; sons, James A. Sheckels, Hope Mills, N.C., Gary Sheckels, Ocala, Fla., Jeffery Sheckels, Cleveland, Tenn.; stepson, Robert L. Lovin, Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters, Theresa L. Moose, St. Louis, Mo., Jamie R. Cayea, Ocala, Fla., Janet N. Franklin, Summerfield, Fla.; brothers, Jerry Sheckels, Sylvester, Ga., Pat Sheckels, Knoxville, Tenn., Steven Sheckels, Ocala, Fla.; sister, Debra A. Ottinger, Knoxville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren. Arrangements are by Jennings-Archway Funeral Home, 206 S.W. 10th St., Ocala, FL. 34474. Telephone: (352) 732-0181.
SKIDMORE, PATRICK O'CONNELL - age 64, of Knoxville, passed away at his home, April 14, 1997. Member of West Haven Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Vann Skidmore; parents, Jack and Lucille Skidmore; sister, Isabel Frazier. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. David and wife, Conni Skidmore of Cedar Lake, Ind., and Tim and Missy Skidmore of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Pat and Michael Greene of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jonathan and Samuel Skidmore and Marci Greene; brother, William Skidmore of Albemarle, N.C. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver's Chapel, Reverends Tim McGhee and John Crawford officiating. Family and friends will meet at Weaver's at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to proceed to Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a 10 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: Jim Fox, Stewart Grady, Tommy Bomar, Kenny Lewis, Don Owenby, and Ricky Bomar. Honorary pallbearers: Brian Bomar and the Unity Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Haven Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver Funeral Home.
SMITH, DAVID E. - age 67, of Fountain City, passed away April 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Served as deacon, elder, and trustee of Fountain City Presbyterian Church and faithful member of the Chancel Choir. Member of East Tennessee Pilots Association and avid flyer at the Sky Ranch. Retired from F.B.I. as special agent, served with Air Force for eight years, and practicing attorney in Fountain City for 30 years. Survivors: wife of 40 years, Carol Chapman Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul C. and Theresa Smith of Maynardville, Dr. N. Bryan and Karen Smith of Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Walt Morgan of Knoxville; six grandchildren, Paul Jr., Maxwell, Spencer, Tyler, Maggie, and Molly; sisters, Elizabeth Byck of Oak Ridge, Dorothy Hayden of Jacksonville, Fla. Memorial service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fountain City Presbyterian Church, Dr. Jack Davis and Dr. Tom Ballard officiating. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fountain City Presbyterian Church to benefit the Tennessee Baptist Orphanage, Franklin, TN, 500 Hotel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37918. Mynatt Funeral Home in charge.
SMITH, KENNETH ROBERT (BOB) - age 59, of Corryton, passed away Monday, April 14, 1997, at home. Member of House Mountain Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Hobert and Ollie Smith and brothers, Virgil and Billy Smith. Survivors: wife, Dale Smith; daughter, Susan Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Stacy and Barbara Smith and Scott and Linda Smith; grandsons, Tim, Stephen and Kole; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Jacob Hanna of Detroit, Mich.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clyde and Betty Smith and Carson and Alleene Smith, all of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Ima Smith of Corryton; step-brother and wife, Mayford and Chris Mendenhall of Mascot; special friends, Michial Adkins and Clyde and Shirley Cagle; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Herbert Jones and Rev. William Winters officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
SULLIVAN, T.R. ''TOLBY'' - age 87, of Morristown, passed away April, 13, 1997. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Ray Seals of Morristown, Betty and Fred Cook of Morristown, Doris and Glenn Collier of Jefferson City; sons and daughters-in-law, Don and June Sullivan, Lynn and Janice Sullivan; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church with Revs. Jim Fanning and S.D. Rhodes officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to services. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund or to ALPS. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
SWANN, FLORENCE CATE - age 65, of Dandridge, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, 1997, at her home. She was a member of the French Broad Baptist Church and served Jefferson County as Deputy Trustee and was Trustee of Jefferson County for over a combined period of 35 years. Preceded in death by husband, John Leeper Swann and parents, Mell and Hattie Bailey Cate; brothers, Ralph, Ernest, Robert and Troy Cate. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Johnny Clevenger, son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Angela Swann; grandsons, James and Jonathan Clevenger and Daniel and Dustin Morgan, all of Dandridge; brothers and sisters-in-law, Reid and Dora Cate, Lawrence and Juanita Cate, all of Kodak; sisters and brothers-in-law, Velma and Turner Simms, Golda Catlett, all of Kodak, Louise and Jimmy Kelly of Dandridge; sister-in-law, Leona Cate of Kodak; several nieces and nephews and many special friends. Funeral services, Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Chapel in Jefferson City with Rev. James Kinser, Rev. Kenny Haun and Rev. Charles Harkleroad officiating. Interment graveside service, Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends immediately following the service at Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City.
THACKER, RAYMOND A. - age 64, of Harriman, passed away April 14, 1997, at Roane Medical Center. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, retired from K-25 plant in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by father Jim Thacker. Survivors: wife, Lois Kerley Thacker of Harriman, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Hoyt Raby of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; daughter, Dana Thacker of Clinton, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Sarah Beth Thacker of Harriman, Tenn.; mother, Sarah Gilmore Thacker of Harriman, Tenn.; sister, Irene Morgan of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Beulah Thacker of Harriman, Tenn.; Bill and Louise Thacker of Estill Springs, Tenn., Wayne and Judy Thacker of Harriman, Tenn.; brother, Wendell Thacker of Greene County, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Brad, Jess, Archie, Caleb and Hannah Raby of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Mary Beth Thacker of Harriman, Tenn; a special adopted family, Dave and Connie Rowland and children of Parma, Ohio; a special uncle, Carl Thacker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; special friend, Susan Tinker of Clinton, Tenn.; several uncles and one aunt; several nieces and nephews and host of friends. Funeral 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman, Rev. Garvin Walls and Rev. Keith Price officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Oliver Springs, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Bible Printing Ministry. Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman in charge of arrangements.
THOMAS, BERLIE AVILLA - age 92, of North Knoxville, died Sunday, April 13, at approximately 9 a.m. at Marshall Voss Nursing Home. Member of Bingham Baptist Church, Bessemer City, N.C. Preceded in death by husband, H.P. Thomas; brothers, Pat Anderson and Tom Anderson; and several half-brothers and sisters. Survivors: children, Elaine T. McKee, Knoxville, Horace Paul, Jr. and wife, Vivian Thomas, Antigo, Wis., Bob F. and wife, Connie, Kingston, Tenn.; grandchildren, Robert P. Taylor, Knoxville, Randi Hurt, Medford, Wis., Michael C. Thomas, Knoxville, Erin M. McKee, Pensacola, Fla., Kelley E. Thomas-Spoon, Lenoir City, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Erin and Kelli Hurt, Medford, Wis.; several nieces and nephews. Private graveside services will be held at New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WALTON, GLYN E. - age 63, of North Knoxville, passed away Sunday, April 13, 1997, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, L.L. and Edith Miller Walton. Survivors: wife, Marie Fritts Walton; son, Billy Walton; daughters, Connie and Claudia Cheeks; three grandsons; sister, Mae Koontz, all of Knoxville; stepson, Perry Van Hendren. Funeral service 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel, Rev. C.W. Turner officiating. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Thursday for graveside and interment service at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WEIDLEY, EDWIN W. - age 35, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly at his home, Monday, April 14, 1997. Member of Fairview Baptist Church and an active member of The Promise Keepers. He was employed by Ft. Sanders as a wheelchair seating specialist. Survived by wife, Kimberly W. Weidley; parents, Joseph E. and Dorothy Weidley of Clinton; brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Molly Westmoreland of Knoxville; sister and brothers-in-law, Jo Marie and Douglas Helton of Farragut and Steven Kerns of Sextion, Ala.; father and mother-in-law, Estel and Georgia Westmoreland of Knoxville; nieces, Erin and Lisa; nephews, Eric and Matthew. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Brian Wright officiating. Family and friends will meet at Weaver's at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to proceed to Anderson Memorial Gardens for a 2 p.m. graveside service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to MedCenters Equipment in memory of Eddie. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver Funeral Home.
YOUNG, EUGENE BLAYNE (INKY), SR. - age 50, of Barrow, Alaska, died April 10, 1997, due to an airplane crash outside Barrow, Alaska. Formerly of Knoxville, a graduate of West High School and Western Kentucky University. Former member of Calvary Baptist Church. Veteran of the United States Navy serving in Vietnam. He was director of maintenance and operations for North Slope Borough School District. Preceded in death by father and grandparents, Everett W. Young and Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Young. Survivors: wife, Lorene (Asi) Brower Young, Barrow, Alaska; daughters, Margaret Marie Young, Nashville, Tenn., Elizabeth Blaire Young, Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jason DeFranco, Knoxville; son, Eugene Blayne Young, Jr., Knoxville; stepdaughters, Megan and MacKenzee Nicely, Barrow, Alaska; mother, Dorothy M. (Dottie) Young, Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Col. (Ret.) Wayne R. and Mary Pat Young, Lawrenceburg, Ky., Brother, Mark A. Young, New York, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Janis Y. Buckner and Rick Tiller, Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral service 3 p.m. Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church, 3200 Kingston Pike, Dr. Robert C. Burch officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Mark Ahsoak, Jr., Charles Cottrell, John Diddle, Lewis Foster, Cowan Rodgers III, Cowan Rodgers IV, Kerry Sprouse. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.