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ANTRICAN, JENNIFER CANDIS (CANDY) - age 26, died suddenly Friday, January 9, 1998. She was a graduate of Karns High School. Survivors: sons, Zachary Scott Dailey and Cody Gage Barnes; loving friends, Ian Barnes; parents, Eddie and Terry Antrican; sisters, Misty and Shannon Antrican; grandparents, Odie Dixon, Billy and Peggy McDaniel; aunts and uncles, Sandy Duncan, Tim and Judy Dixon; nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Monday, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BALL, JUANITA McGAHA - age 64, died Saturday, January 10, 1998, at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Othah and Ollie McGaha and her brothers, Kenneth, James and Clyde McGaha. She is survived by her brother, E.L. McGaha of Maryville; sisters, Geneva Huskey of Morristown, Mattie Ann Orris of Coalcenter, Pa. and Janella Phillips of Maryville; seven nephews and two nieces. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Monday evening, January 12th at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William E. (Bill) Stephens, Jr. officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday morning in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 prior to the service Monday evening. Manes Funeral Home in charge. 

BATTLE, MRS. NELLIE - age 98, of Knoxville, passed away at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

BIGBY, ROSS - of Knoxville, departed this life on Saturday, January 10, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City, Tenn. Born April 19, 1903, to Susie and George Bigby. United in holy matrimony to Lucille Hill. Veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Robinson Freight Lines. Longtime member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where he remained active until failing health. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, William and Marshall Bigby; sisters, Emma Lee Bigby, Louise Dave, Martha Morgan, Mary Reece, Eugenia Paul and Bessie Hollomon. Survivors: devoted wife, Mrs. Lucille Hill Bigby; sister, Mrs. Willie Brandenburg and Mrs. Margaret Jackson; nephews, Lt. Colonel Leroy (Jeanette) Brandenburg, Fredrick (Julia) Morgan, Cincinnati, Ohio; devoted nephew, Calvin (Alma Ruth) Bigby; nieces, Alma (John) Woodard, Wilmington, Del., Mozell Roper, Huntsville, Ala., Carolyn Smith, Chicago, Ill., Barbara (Andrew) Frye, St. Louis, Mo., Sadie Bigby, Helen Hutchinson, Teresa Morgan and Jean Ann Harper, all of Knoxville; and a host of other relatives and friends to include the Mt. Calvary Church family. The family will receive friends 6:30 Tuesday, January 14, 1998, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, funeral service 7 p.m. Rev. Leroy Franklin officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

BIRDEN, PHYLLIS C. - of Austin, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 8, 1998, leaving her devoted son, Marcus Campbell; husband, Fritz Phlippin; loving parents, Lula and Charles R. Birden, Sr.; loving siblings, Charles R. Birden, Jr., Linda Lundy (Johnny), Doris Wilcox (Doug), and Charlton Birden; special friends, Matthew J. Campbell and Bobby Hayden; caring nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers. Her spirit is free. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made in the name of Phyllis L. Birden Class of 1964 to the Chemistry Department of Fisk University or to any oncology department of your choice. 

CARR, ANNIE L. - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 11, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Services are incomplete and will be announced later by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

COGGINS, JOHN HENRY - of Knoxville, departed this life, Sunday, January 11, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

COOPER, RALPH B. - age 85, of Oak Ridge, formerly of Wartburg, passed away January 9, 1998, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of the First Assembly Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by parents, John P. and Delia Cooper and sisters and brothers. Survivors: wife, Emma Wier Cooper; son, Ralph Cooper, Jr., both of Oak Ridge; daughter, Sharon Long, Bulls Gap, Tenn.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Jessie Shannon, Wartburg; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, January 12, at Cross Chapel, Rev. John Wiseman officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, Jacksboro Cemetery with military honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday prior to the service at Cross Funeral Home. Cross Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements. 

COOPER, ESTA LEE - age 84, of South Knoxville, passed away January 11, 1998. Member of Bells Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Pink L. Cooper. Survivors: sisters, Rhonda Rose, Knoxville, Ann Kock, Florida; several sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Doyle Seal officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Knob Creek Cemetery. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

COX, ALONZO - 86, of Jellico, Tenn., passed away Friday, January 9, 1998, at the Jellico Community Hospital. He was a successful entrepreneur for many years, owning a number of businesses. He got his start in the logging business during the thirties and went on from there to acquire a fleet of buses which carried workers to and from their jobs at Oak Ridge during World War II. Thereafter, he went on to acquire several more business interests. In the late forties he established a successful coal mining operation where he worked until his retirement, with his sons continuing on in the coal business. He was preceded in death by wife, Alice Freeman Cox and son, C.R. Cox. He is survived by wife, Kathryn Cox of Jellico; six children, Willa Jean Huddleston of Jacksboro, Tenn., Yvonne Cox of West Carrollton, Ohio, Robert Cox and wife, Lynn, Charles Cox and wife, Wilma, Joe Don Cox and wife, Mollie, all of Jellico, Joyce Ann Blankenship and husband, Kalcey of LaFollette; three stepchildren, Lois Thomas and husband, Ray of Newcomb, Tenn., Wanda Gilburth and husband, Roy of Manchester, Tenn., Kenneth Russell and wife, Donna of Anna, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; eight step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, at the Cox and Son Chapel with Rev. Ellis Hoskins officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Valley View Cemetery, Elk Valley, Tenn. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Cox and Son Funeral Home, Jellico. 

CURRIE, MR. JEROME (JERRY) D. - age 62, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, January 9, 1998, at U.T. Hospital. Mr. Currie was a retired fireman with the City of Knoxville, member of the National Association of Firefighters and a 32nd Degree Mason. Survivors: wife, Lillian Seay Currie; son, Stuart Currie; daughter, Jan Currie Rogers, all of Knoxville; daughter, Kimberly Smith of Morristown; grandchildren, Alex and Max Rogers, Varonica and Wesley Goans and Hayden Currie, all of Knoxville, Kathleen, Megan, Gregory and Zachary Smith, all of Morristown; two sisters, Connie Neldner of Knoxville, Elaine Currie Mordo, Rehobath Beach, Del.; nephew, Larry Beynam of Ankara, Turkey. Interment will be 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery with Chaplain Gibbs Hammond officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

DAVIS, EURETHA S. - age 75, of West Knoxville, passed away Saturday, January 10, 1998, at Baptist Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Davis; parents, Walter and Grace Smith; brother, Herbert Smith. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, J.T. and Joyce Smith of Knoxville; brother-in-law, Charles Davis of Knoxville; nephews, Michael K. Smith and wife, Katie, James W. Smith and wife, Michele, Jeff L. Smith and wife, Tami, Gary A. Smith and wife, Susan, Barry J. Smith, Lt. Col. Phillip Smith and wife, Patty, Bob Smith and wife, Carol; great-nephews, Jamie, Jeremy and Patrick Smith; great-nieces, Rachel and Robyn Smith. Special thanks to Hillcrest West Nursing Home for their care and concern during the past year. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Highland Memorial Chapel, Dr. Larry Fields officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Memorial Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

FERRONE, MICHAEL F. - age 85, of Knoxville, departed this life Friday morning, January 9, at his home. He was retired from Squibbs Pharmaceutical Co. of New Jersey after 30 years of service and was a member of the Elks Lodge in Orlando, Fla. Mike enjoyed eating out at the Bob Evans restaurant on Cedar Bluff Rd., playing bingo, and caring for his cats. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette E. Ferrone. Survivors: sons and daughter-in-law, Frank Ferrone and Anthony and Annalisa Ferrone, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Connie Collins and Pat Patterson of Knoxville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. The body was cremated and the family will have a service at a later date. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

GIBSON, MAMIE COX - age 85, a longtime resident of Fountain City, died Saturday morning, January 10, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and the widow of Charlie Gibson. Mrs. Gibson is survived by her niece, Ruby Lois McCloud of Halls, with whom she had made her home in recent years; nephews, Carl E. and Charlotte Cox of Maryville, Jack R. and Juanita Cox of Fountain City; as well as several great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. John Holland and Rev. Patrick McGill officiating. Family and friends will meet at the mortuary by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to travel in procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. Pallbearers: Carl Cox, Jack Cox, Bill Cox, Bob and Mike McCloud, Greg Wallace, and Mike Lovorn. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

GRUBB, LaVERA MYERS - 83, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, January 10, 1998, at the Methodist Medical Center. Retired teacher/Karns Middle School. Member of Central Baptist Church, Oak Ridge Retired Teachers and the American Contract Bridge League. Preceded in death by husband, Harry William Grubb, December 14, 1979, and by son-in-law, Charles Miller. Survived by son, Keith Grubb and wife, Kim of Karns; daughters, Deborah J. Grubb of Fayetteville, Ga. and Jessica Miller of Shalimar, Fla.; brothers, Frank Myers of Houston, Texas and Graham Myers of Carico, Ga.; grandchildren, Melanie Miller of Nashville, Josh Grubb, Ryan Grubb and Kara Grubb of Karns; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Tuesday, January 13, 1998, at 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Keith Price and Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Graveside services are Wednesday, January 14, 1998, at 1 p.m. at Beta Cemetery in Meigs County, Tenn. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 13, 1998, from 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

HANKINS, CHARLES (PETE) - age 66, of Talbott, passed away 12:10 a.m. Sunday, January 11, 1998, at Park West Hospital. A member of Cedar Hill Church of God. A retired Vietnam Veteran and retired US Postal employee. Survived by wife, Juanita Hodge Hankins of Talbott; daughters, Norma Dunipace, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David Done of California; daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Dorn Davidson, Col. Ga.; and daughter, Barbara Fleenor, Col. Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Michael Pollock, California; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Osta Joiner, Knoxville; and brother, Raymond Hankins, Knoxville; special niece, Betty Crawford; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Cedar Hill Church of God, Rev. C. Bryant Collins and Rev. Robert L. Holmes officiating. Military graveside service will be provided by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to proceed to the church for 11 a.m. service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City, TN (423) 475-3892. 

HEADRICK, MAMIE DALTON - age 89, of Rutledge, Tenn., passed away on January 11, 1998, at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home. She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Birl Headrick and great-granddaughter, Kiara Headrick. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Charles Cruze of Rutledge, Tenn., Grace and Junior Jarnigan of Bean Station, Edna and Gene Blevins of Bean Station, Dorothy and John Frazier of Morristown; sons and daughters-in-law, Von and Thelma Headrick of Rutledge, Rev. Ray and Linda Headrick of Luttrell; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Shields Dalton of Thorn Hill, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 1998, at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Collins and Rev. Arnold Dalton officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before service. The family will receive friends 6-9 Tuesday at Coffey Funeral Home. Singers: Liberty Quartet. Burial in the Dalton Cemetery. Pallbearers: nephews. Coffey Funeral Home, in charge. 

HOLLOWAY, EDDIE A. - 48, of Halls, died Friday, January 9, 1998, following a courageous battle with cancer. He attended Cornerstone Fellowship Church and was a carpet installer for over 25 years. Mr. Holloway was preceded in death by his father, Sam Austin Holloway. Survivors: wife, Betty; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Robin Holloway of Knoxville; daughter, Tracy Holloway of Halls; grandchildren, Corey Lynn Holloway, Chelsey and Danielle Holloway; mother, Lena Berry of Knoxville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Glen Shiflet, Jean and Jack Wright, Joan and Eddie Fowler, Wanda and Earl Cupp; brothers and sisters, Leon, Bobby, S.A., Dewey, David, and Ronnie Holloway, Charlotte Holloway, Mary Morgan and Betty Schmidt; as well as several special nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday, Rose Mortuary Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry King officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jerry Wright, Vic and Bryan Davis, Scott Cupp, Gail Wortley, and Robbie Patrick. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Bruce Avery and his staff and the staff of St. Mary's 3A. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

HUGHES, MARY LOUISE - age 79, of Knoxville, formerly of Okeechobee, Fla., went to be with the Lord, January 9, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. She was a resident of Bridgeview Assisted Living at Isabella Towers. She was a former member of Omega Christian Church and a member of Community Christian Church, Okeechobee, Fla. Preceded in death by husband, William R. Hughes; baby daughter, Janice Louise Hughes; brothers, Wilson L., Spencer F., and Gerald Seright; sister, Margaret A. Seright. Survivors: son, Robert L. Hughes; daughter-in-law, Nancy L. Hughes of Knoxville; grandchildren, Michele Perronne, Colorado, Tony Hughes, Virginia; three great-grandchildren; one niece, cousins, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkway Christian Fellowship, 315 Home Ave., Maryville, TN 37801. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Isabella Towers, 1515 Isabella Cir., Knoxville, Tenn. Ministers Bob Woodward and J. Todd Zeiger will be officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HUMPHRIES, NANNIE - age 75, of North Knoxville, passed away Saturday, January 10, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Earl Humphries. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rev. John Miller, Cincinnati; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Yvonne Humphries, Seymour, Ernie and Vickie Humphries, Knoxville; grandchildren, John, Jr. and Homer Miller, Cincinnati, Amy and Rachel Humphries, Knoxville, Kevin Humphries, Loudon, Tenn.; great-grandchild, Cody Miller, Cincinnati; several nieces and nephews; brother, Roy Normon, Powell. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Dexter Merritt officiating. Graveside service 12 p.m. Tuesday, Lynnhurst Cemetery. Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

JOHNSON, WILLIAM FRED - of Knoxville, departed this life, Sunday, January 11, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

LAKIN, JAMES CALVIN - age 72, of Corryton, passed away Friday evening at his residence. Mr. Lakin served in World War II with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, and retired from Standard Knitting Mills. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Brenda Ellen; father, mother and three sisters. Survivors: wife, Eylene Lakin; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Floyd Dixon, Teresa and John Fletcher, Sherry and Joe Whittaker of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, James and Susan Lakin of Seymour; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Clyde Lakin, Chester Lakin, Carlos Lakin, Caleb ''Butch'' Lakin. Graveside service with military honors will be held Monday 10 a.m. Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Clyde Lakin officiating. Pallbearers: Carl Glen Lakin, Mike Lakin, Mark Lakin, Steve Lakin, Jack Lakin, John Mark Snelson. Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

LAWSON, BESSIE JUANITA NICHOLS ARDEN - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, Janauary 11, 1998, at her home. She was a member and treasurer of New Christian Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by sister, Barbara Rutherford. Survived by children, Joann Titlow and Michael Caudill of Knoxville, Milton T. and Darrell E. Arden of Texas, Tammy D. Berry of Dandridge; stepchildren, Fred E. Lawson of North Carolina, Michael E. and Steven Lawson of Knoxville, Melodye Griffen of Georgia; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers, William (Bud) Nichols, Floyd Nichols, Jr. and Harold Nichols; special thanks to sons-in-law, George Titlow and Bill Berry. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. David Cloud and Rev. Clyde Campbell officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 2 p.m. Pallbearers: Gary Cole, Greg DeBusk, David Russell, Don Craft, Jack Blalock, Mike Lazzaro, Warren Hardwick. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

LEE, EDNA MAE MOUNT- age 89, passed away, Friday, January 9, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Wooddale Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Ray E. Lee; parents, Ernest and Emma Pearl Mount; brother, Max Mount; sisters, Juanita Berrier, Mary Jane Payne, Margaret Wilmouth; one grandchild. Survived by sons, Richard Lee, Carson Lee and Bill Lee of Knoxville, Ronald Lee of Murfreesboro; daughter, Rebecca French of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; brother, Alvin Mount; sisters, Estella Hickman, Thelma McCubbins, Naomi Pratt. Family and friends will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel and proceed to Eastview Memorial Gardens for a 10 a.m. interment with Rev. Robert Hobbs and Rev. Ron Bailey officiating. Nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Wooddale Freewill Baptist Church, Wooddale Church Road, Knoxville, TN 37924. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

LONG, RONALD ELMER ''BUSH'' - age 80, of Alcoa, passed away Sunday, January 11, 1998, at his home. Mr. Long was retired from ALCOA with 35 years of service. and was a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Service Club. He was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, where he had served as deacon, was a member of Alcoa Kiwanis Club, and Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his father, C.E. Long; mother, Grace Presley Long; stepmother, Leota Roland Long; brother, William H. Long; half-brother, Harold Long, all of Greenback. Survivors include his wife, Alma Rose Long of Alcoa; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Sandy Long; granddaughter and grandson, Mary Alyce and Joey Long, all of Satellite Beach, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Tom Raines; grandson, Brad Raines, all of Maryville; half-brother, Rankin Long of Greeneville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 1998, at New Providence Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kevin Frederick officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the church. There will be a private burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801 or to Blount Memorial Hospice, c/o Fran Gallagher, 1095 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

MANIS, LELA JONES - age 87, of 480 Old Athens Road, Madisonville, passed away 8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Daughter of the late Fred and Della Jones. Survivors: daughter, Dell June Manis, Madisonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Manis, Madisonville, R.K. Manis, Joe Dan and Rena Manis, all of Laurin, N.C.; grandchildren, Kathy and Kelly Manis, Kim and Mike Stogner, Joe and Jerry Manis, all of Laurin, N.C., Tony and Angelia Manis, Keith Manis, Billy and Samantha Manis, all of Madisonville, Kenny and Rachel Manis, La Grange, Ga., Robin Manis, Athens; great-granddaughter, Lauren Manis, Madisonville; sisters, Ethel Sloan, Della B. Springer, both of Madisonville, Grace Webster, Sweetwater; brother, Stanley Joines, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sisters, Mable Harrill, Kate Grills, Elizabeth Skinner and Carrie Lee Abernathy. Graveside service and interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Manis Family Cemtery, Rev. Gale Miller officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

McMAHAN, TRULA E. - age 94, of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, January 10, 1998, at Sevier County Health Care Center. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Sevierville. Survivors include sister, Iva McMahan Pierce and husband, Franklin of Sevierville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 1998, at First Presbyterian Church of Sevierville with the Rev. Don E. Grady officiating. Interment will follow service in Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience. Rawlings Funeral Home, Sevierville, in charge. 

MITCHELL, DONALD FRANCIS - age 54, of Maynardville, went home to with the Lord Friday, January 9, 1998, at 6 p.m. after a long bout with cancer. Survived by wife, Judith Mitchell; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald D. and Joy Mitchell of Rockford, Ill. and Darren Keith and Lisa Mitchell of Mason, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jeff Watts of Billings, Mo.; special brother, Kyle Mitchell of Halls; grandchildren, Veronica and Elizabeth Mitchell, Kristen and David Watts. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Chaplain Ken Edmonds officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and proceed to Browns Gap Cemetery for interment at 1 p.m. Pallbearers: Darren Mitchell, Kyle Mitchell, Charles Burnette, James Burnette, Jan Major and Cecil Womble. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

OWEN, MARY (IRICK) - age 95, of Knoxville, died 12:58 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 1998, at Hillcrest South. She was a member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, J.L Owen. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge. 

RANDOLPH, ALISON LYNN - age 20, of Alcoa, formerly of Palm Springs, Fla., died Friday, January 9, 1998, at U.T. Medical. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Maryville, where she was an Acolyte, member of the Altar Guild, Sunday School teacher, and active youth leader. She was a 1996 graduate of Maryville High School and was in her junior year in Pre- Veterinary Medicine at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and Gamma Beta Phi National Honor and Service Organization, and she was a member of the Appaloosa Horse Club. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James R. and Dorothy G. Carne of Alcoa and Madison L. and Viola E. Randolph of Maryville. Survivors include her parents, Thomas M. and Gloria A. Randolph of Alcoa; sisters, Pamela A. Arrington and Amy E. Randolph of Alcoa; niece, Elizabeth A. Arrington of Alcoa; uncles, Colonel William B. Carne of Alexandria, Va. and Donald C. Randolph of Jonesboro, Ga.; several great-uncles and great-aunts; many cousins and friends; godparents, William and Dorothy Robinson of Lake Worth, Fla. and Patricia Tickner of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and her special Appaloosas ''Pride'' and ''Lightning.'' Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church with Rev. Martha Sterne officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday after the service in the Perish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alison's name to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 314 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN 37801. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

RODGERS, ERNEST ''DOODLE'' - age 87, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away January 11, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was a member of Glenlock Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Ray Rodgers. Survived by wife, Frances Kile Rodgers; son and daughter-in-law, Rankin and Patricia Rodgers; grandson, Michael Rodgers, all of Sweetwater; sisters and brother-in-law, Annie and Mollis Whited, Helen Rhodes, Sweetwater, Willie Mae Hanley, Harrison, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday in Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel. Funeral to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Virgil Turbyfill officiating. Interment Tuesday, January 13, in the Old City Cemetery in Madisonville, Tenn. at 1 p.m. with Bill Allen, Tim Allen, Don Clark, Buddy Sutton, Ferd Moree and Hubert Martin serving as pallbearers. 

SMITH, MARY KATE HARRIS - age 93, of 100 Fifth Ave., Lenoir City, passed away early Sunday morning, January 11, 1998, at Loudon Health Care Center. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Ridley Park, Pa. A graduate of The University of Tennessee. After graduation she made a trip around the world. A retired home economics teacher in the Ridley Park, Pa. schools. Preceded in death by parents, James Wesley and Henerietta (Pet) Bogart Harris; brothers, Nathan H. Harris, Joe B. Harris, James W. Harris, Jr., Charles H. Harris; sisters, Frances (Fannie) Harris, Blanche Harris Deaton. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Roberson Cemetery in Loudon for graveside service, Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

SNYDER, MR. JAMES F. ''JIM'' - age 62, of Athens, died Saturday afternoon in Athens Regional Medical Center. A life-long resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late George L. and Effie Carpenter Snyder. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Snyder. He served with the Athens Fire Department for 27 years until his retirement. He was of the Methodist faith and served in the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Louise and Rolfe Chambers of Knoxville, Eileen Gann, Mary Nell and Frank Lay and Carol Ann and George Seals, all of Athens, June and Jimmy Vestal of Tellico Village, Tenn.; one brother, George W. Snyder of Athens; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Ashley Calhoun and lay leader J. Neal Ensminger officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McMinn Memory Gardens for the interment service. The body will be in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Jerry Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of James Snyder. 

TARVIN, JOHN C. - born in Maryville, died January 9, 1998, at the age of 72 in Conroe, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Arnhart Tarvin; daughter, Tracey Tarvin, Janice Simpson and her husband, John; son, David Russell and wife, Shelly; grandchildren, Ryan, Kirby, David, MacGregor, Andrew, Chloe and Jordan; aunt, Irene Thompson. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Hayes officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broadway United Methodist Church, 309 E. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37804 or to the Holston Home For Children, 404 Holston Drive, Greeneville, TN 37743-3126. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

TAYLOR, MILDRED PRUEITT - age 78, of Fountain City, passed away Saturday morning, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a charter member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church and a a very active member of the United Methodist Women. Former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Survived by husband, Walter M. Taylor; sons and daughters-in-law, Sidney and Karen Taylor, Gregory and Angela Taylor; granddaughters, Cynthia and Betsy Taylor; grandson, Geoffry Taylor, all of Knoxville; sisters, Hazel Harris and Juanita Anderson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lilly and Bill Willard, Ruth and Burton Rigsby, Edie and Jim Adcock; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Ora Bell Prueitt, Jerry and Melva Prueitt; sisters-in-law, Margaret Irwin and Elizabeth Ownby; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday, St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Plummer Road, Rev. Karen Albers and Rev. Carl Oaks officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Honorary pallbeares will be members of the Andrew's Sunday School Class. Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 4240 Plummer Road, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church prior to services. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

TOBEY, FRANK THRALL, JR. - 80, of Sevierville, died Friday, January 9, 1998, at Sevier Medical Center. Mr. Tobey was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn. He was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Sevierville and former member of Idlewild and Evergreen Presbyterian Churches in Memphis. He was a graduate of Auburn University and attended Yale University. Mr. Tobey was a structual engineer and built many Memphis landmarks and numerous commercial buildings around the country. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and participated in the construction of air facilities in Guam. He had a life-long love of flying and piloted his own plane until in his sixties. Preceded in death by parents, former Memphis Mayor Frank Tobey, Sr. and Lucille Tobey. Survivors; wife, Gerry Walker Tobey of Sevierville; son, Frank Tobey III; and grandchildren, Jennifer of Memphis; stepdaughter, Terry Wright and husband, David; and granddaughter, Sarah Wright of Kodak; sister, Lucille Wills of New Jersey. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Sevierville, Rev. Don Grady officiating. Interment 12:30 at Shiloh Cemetery in Pigeon Forge. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. 

WALKER, REV. E. SHANNON - age 50, of Oak Street, Maynardville, departed this life 12:10 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 1998, at his home. Survivors: wife, Shelia Cupp Walker and children. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Mark Large officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hines Creek Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

WATERS, ERMA W. BILLINGLEY - passed away peacefully on January 9, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church. She retired in 1977 from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. She was an avid homemaker whose joy was in the care of her family and in her culinary skills. She extended her love for people through her dinner table which was always open. Identifying your favorite meal and dessert ofter turned into birthday and special occasion gifts. She exemplified her care for children outside her family through her work at Thackston School, First Lutheran School and Toddler Tech where she provided nutritious and delightful meals. She was preceded in death by husband, Robert Cecil Waters; two sons, Robert Gregory Waters and Clifford Billingsley. Left to treasurer her loving memory devoted cousin and family historian, Rev. Raymond E. Stephens, Lithonia, Ga.; beloved, dutiful and loyal children and grandchildren, Mildred B. Kelso, Doris B. (Joseph) Brunson and daughter, Missy, Wilford Billingsley and five daughters, Cecelia J. Waters and daughter, Amy C. Matthews, Atlanta, Ga., Kent (Vickie) Waters and daughter, Sara Elizabeth; daughter-in-law, Shirley Waters Bruton and granddaughter, Andrea ''Tink'' Waters; grandson, Ronnie Scott of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren of Cleveland, Ohio; special great-grandsons, Jordon and Travis Brunson; sisters-in-law, Mildred S. Waters, Irene B. Waters; brother-in-law, Ernest Waters; nephew, Ronnie Black of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; extended family members, Helen Billingsley Reynolds, E.W. Billingsley of California, Washington Davis of Henderson, Nevada; and a host of great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and family friends. Special gratitude to the staff and friends of Holston Health Care Center, and to special care giver Tyrone ''Scooter'' Whitelaw. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 12, 1998, at Shiloh Presbyterian Church from 2:30-3 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Michael Askew, minister of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Stone Carr of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. Interment at Highland-South, formerly Holly Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

WOLFE, MR. DONALD M. - age 70, of Maynardville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 10, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Circle Assembly of God Church. Survivors: wife, JoAnn Wolfe of Maynardville; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Mark Heath of Powell; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Nancy Wolfe of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Davida, Mark, Joey Heath, Ben and Keri Wolfe. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. John Lawson officiating. Interment in Ailordale Cemetery. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

YOUNG, MARY - age 54, of 1025 Smith Chapel Road, Shelbyville, formerly of Bryan, Texas and Madisonville, passed away Thursday evening, January 8, 1998, at her home. Survivors: son, Curtis Young, Humble, Texas; grandchildren, Kristi and Kevin Young, both of Kingwood, Texas; sister, Elizabeth Harrison, Madisonville, Betty Long, Alcoa, Barbara Holt, Shelbyville, Helen Helton Reece, Duluth, Ga.; brother, Bill Roberts, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, John Barkley and Mae Roberts; sister, Mildred Bruce. Funeral was 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Beecher Miller officiated. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.

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