Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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ALLEN, MR. COLMER H. - age 93, of Athens, died Monday night at National Health Care Center of Athens. A lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Samuel and Rhoda Carpenter Allen. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Snyder Allen; and his second wife, Mildred Calhoun Allen. He was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church where he served on the administrative board for many years. He also served on the Athens City Council, Athens School Board and the Athens Utilities Board. He was a partner in Allen Poultry and Egg Company. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannette and Rev. Don Wattenbarger, Athens; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Ronald O. and Letha Allen, Knoxville, and Dale and Karen Allen, Athens; four granddaughters; four grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joy Ware, Chattanooga, and Reva LaPointe, Silver Springs, Md. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Ogle Wattenbarger officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The body will be in state at the church where the family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Jerry Smith Funeral Home, Athens, is serving the family of Mr. Colmer Allen. 

BALL, JUANITA McGAHA - age 64, of Newport, passed away 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 and brothers-in-law, Geneva Huskey of Morristown, Mattie Anne and Nick Orris of Coalcenter, Pa., and Janella and Clarence Phillips of Maryville; seven nephews and three nieces. Funeral service were held 8 p.m. Monday evening, January 12th at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William E. (Bill) Stephens, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Manes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

BALLARD, GEORGIA EDITH LAMB CUPP - age 74, passed away Sunday, January 11, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: husband, Charles Robert (Robbie) Ballard; sons, James Cupp, Ronnie Cupp, David Cupp, all of Knoxville; daughters, Deloris Underwood, Nancy West, Brenda Scott, all of Knoxville, Wanda Lavelle, Memphis; stepson, Ronnie Ballard, Knoxville; stepdaughters, Bernice Rutherford, Gastonia, N.C., Debra Dunaway, Knoxville; brothers, Carson Lamb, Ralph Lamb, both of Knoxville; sisters, Mildred Justice, Louise Taylor, Marion Adams, Sadie Ammons, Janie Fox, all of Knoxville; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 1998, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Rev. Todd Stewart officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: grandsons, Josh Scott, Billy Underwood, Ron Underwood, Josh Webb, Keith Keys, Paul Crisp. Honorary pallbearers: Michael and Lee Lavelle. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave. 

BARKER, THELMA D. - age 89, a resident of Oak Ridge since June 1943, died on Sunday, January 11 at New London Nursing Home, Lilburn, Ga., where she had been a resident for over three years. Thelma was a much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and her late husband Newell were members of the First United Methodist Church since 1943 where she was active in the United Methodist Women. Her hobbies were playing bridge, arranging flowers, cooking and enjoying her family. Thelma is survived by her son, James A. Barker Sr. of Hilton Head, S.C.; four grandchildren, James Jr. and Byron Barker, both of Knoxville, Sherold Barr Kaib of Eugene, Oregon, and Jennifer Bennett of Lilburn, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Tara and Christie Barker of Knoxville, and Max Barr of Eugene, Oregon. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary officiated by Rev. Ken Henderlight. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family requests any memorials be in the form of gifts to First United Methodist Church. 

BRIDGES, JOSEPH Z. (JOE) - age 76, of 3825 Martel Road, Lenoir City, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 13, 1998, at his home. Joe was of the Baptist faith. A veteran of World War II serving with the Army in the Invasion of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Tunisia. A Purple Heart recipient. Lifetime member of the D.A.V. Preceded in death by parents, Champion (Doc) and Georgia Bridges; brother, Guy Bridges. Survivors: wife, Mary Nell Boring Bridges; children, Joseph Bridges Jr. of Lenoir City, Samuel Bridges of North Carolina, Shirley Taylor of Knoxville, Billy and Matthew Bridges, both of the home; grandchildren, Kenny Shackleford, Joey Bridges, Paul Bridges, Kathy Lawson, Kimberly Dickey, Chad Bridges and Nicole Bridges; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Bland, Doris Melton, Betty Black, Dorothy Jolly, Irene Melton, Grace Blanton, Jewel Padgett, Joyce London, Rhea O'Shield, Reba Shirlen, all of North Carolina; brother, Bobby Bridges; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Donny Crass and Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Interment Lenoir City Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

BURCHETT, KENNETH WAYNE ''KENNY'' - age 35, of Knoxville, formerly of Harrogate, Tenn., passed away January 10, 1998, at Park West Hospital. Born June 24, 1962, in Middlesboro, Kentucky. He was a member of the Mount Gilead Baptist Church. Graduate of Forge Ridge High School and was a service technician at Toyota of Knoxville. Preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Harvey Loop; paternal grandparents, Rev. William and Ruby Burchett. Survivors: wife, Amy Burchett, Knoxville; parents, Troy W. and Sissy Burchett, Harrogate, Tenn.; sister, Joy Lynn Burchett and fiance' Rick Ledford; maternal grandmother, Hazel Loop Hammac; niece, Angel Cody, all of Harrogate, Tenn.; several uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. David and Rev. Dennis Cosby officiating. Music by the Roy Loop family. Burial Burchett Cemetery, Harrogate. Pallbearers: Mitchell Cosby, David Wayne Reckner, Allen Martin, Mark Smith, Scott Hale and Steve Redmond. Honorary pallbearers: Ray and Roy Loop and co-workers of Toyota of Knoxville. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

CARR, ANNIE L. - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 11, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her son, Lloyd Carr. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Virgil and Phyllis Carr of Knoxville; grandson, Steve Carr; great-grandchildren, Sarah and Christopher Carr, both of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Jessie Sherrod, Thelma Pruitt, Bertie Wilson, Eleanor McFarland and Pat Seymour, all of Knoxville, Gladys Loveday of New Market; brother, James Pruitt, Chicago, Ill.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for a 1 p.m. interment service. Rev. Mitchell Walker and Rev. Howard Russell officiating. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

COSTNER, JAMES E. - age 56, of 125 Turman Drive, Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 1998, at his home. A member of Hickory Creek Community Baptist Church and a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Army. He was also a member of the DAV, VFW and American Legion. He was a member of the Oddfellows. James was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Alma McCrary Costner; sister, Carol Vinyard; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Vineyard. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Johnson Costner; daughters and spouses, Denise and Jack Revis of Lenoir City, Lorraine and Tony Johnson of Loudon, Conya and Tony McCall of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Telisha, Devia and Aaron McCord, Broc and Danika Johnson, Tallehua Simerly and Bradley McCall; brother, W.B. Costner of Loudon; sisters, Linda Plemmons of Lenoir City and Kay Lanter of Loudon; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Seay and Rev. Sammy Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

CRUMLEY, MARY E. - age 84, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 1998, at home. She was a member of South Knoxville Church of God. She is preceded in death by husband, Rev. Roy L. Crumley and son, Robert J. Crumley, Sr. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Lowell and Ned Crumley; daughter and son-in-law, pat and John Correia; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Chapel with Rev. Tommy Bellamy officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapmany Highway. 

DAVIS, FLORENCE - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, January 12, 1998. She was a member of Island Home Baptist Church. Retired from Institutional Jobbers and a member of the Baptist Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Martha Ann and Ronald W. Jennings; granddaughter, Melanie Monday and husband Greg; great-grandchildren, William Andrew and Maren Ann Monday; sister, Margaret Nichols. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Ray Kitts officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

FENNELL, SARAH C. - age 87, of Route 1, Rutledge, died at 7:14 a.m. Monday morning, January 12, 1998, at Morristown-Hamblen Medical Center in Morristown following an extended illness. She was a member of the Blue Springs Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Stanford Fennell; and her brothers, George West and Clarence West. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Mack and Sarah Fennell of Blaine, and Billy and Elizabeth Morgan of Maryville; daughters and son-in-law, Mary Clifton of Warren, Mich., and Roy and Betty Patterson of Harrison Township, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Beulah Reneau of Rocky River, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Helen West of Lanchester, Ohio, and Reece West of Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, January 14, 1998, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Rev. Marvin Phillips officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday morning, January 15, 1998, in the Grainger Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening prior to services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

FOWLER, RUTH GRAY BOWLING - age 79, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday morning at Brakebill Nursing Home, Knoxville. She had been a resident of the nursing home since shortly after suffering a stroke in February 1997. She was the oldest of three children born to Mobile, Ala., residents Dr. Cecil James Bowling and Vivian Gray Bowling. Mrs. Fowler attended Judson College in Marion, Ala., and went to Los Alamos, N.M., in 1944, where she worked as an assistant in the scientific library at the laboratory involved in the development of the atomic bomb. It was there that she met her future husband, Joseph Lee Fowler, one of the first physicists to arrive at Los Alamos and work on the bomb. The married in 1945. The Fowler's first son, James Reese Fowler, was born in 1948 in Los Alamos. A second son, Robert Bowling Fowler, was born in 1951 in Oak Ridge. The Fowlers moved to Norris that year and lived there until 1963, when they returned to Oak Ridge. Joseph Lee Fowler served as director of the physics division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 16 years. After her children were raised, Ruth Fowler returned to college in her mid-50s and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in English. She also embarked on a career in journalism and worked for several years as a part-time reporter for The Oak Ridger, primarily covering the Anderson County school system. Soon after the unexpected death in March 1984 of her older son and the death two months later of her husband of 37 years, Mrs. Fowler started writing a daily weather column for the newspaper. That column was discontinued in November 1996. Survivors include her younger son, Robert, who is the Anderson County editor of The Knoxville News-Sentinel, his wife, Martha; and Mrs. Fowler's two grandsons, Joseph Andrew Fowler and Robert Walker Fowler, all of Knoxville. She is also survived by a sister, Betty Bowling McGowen of Birmingham, Ala.; and a brother, Cecil James (Jack) Bowling Jr., of Waycross, Ga. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. at The United Church, Chapel on the Hill, 85 Kentucky Avenue, Oak Ridge. The Rev. Howard Box, pastor emeritus of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service in the church's fellowship hall. Family graveside service will be conducted Friday morning in Oak Ridge Memorial Park, and Mrs. Fowler's ashes will be interred next to those of her husband and her son. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Oak Ridge Art Center, P.O. Box 7005, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. 

GENTRY, EDDIE LEE - age 83, of Alcoa, passed away Monday afternoon, January 12, 1998, at Maryville Health Care Center. She attended Morning Star Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Doalph Gentry; sister, Irene Buckner; brothers, Oscar and Herbert Crowe. Survivors: son, J.D. Gentry of Alcoa; daughter, Peggy Gentry of Alcoa; granddaughter, Patty Lee Sparks of Walland; great-grandchildren, Jessie Nichols, William Nichols, and Robert Sparks, all of Walland; sister, Lucille Woodword of Maryville; special nephews, Marce and Gwine Kelly of Florida; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. H.L. Hunt officiating. Interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

GILBERT, MRS. IRIS SEATTLE - age 82, of Malone Gap Rd., Maynardville, passed away 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 1998, at Wariota Healthcare Center. Member of Miller's Chapel Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charlie Gilbert. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Jack Stanton; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Janet Gilbert, Doyle and Helen Gilbert, all of Maynardville; grandchildren, Beverly Ford, Stacy Gilbert, Barclay Stepp, and Mark Gilbert; step-grandson, Josh Stanton; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Odra Beeler of Nashville; sister-in-law, Florence Beeler of Maynardville; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. John Mayes officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Beeler Cemetery, Hickory Valley Rd. Pallbearers: Josh Stanton, Jim Ford, Joe Roberts, Stacy Gilbert, Mark Gilbert, Scotty Lucas, and Floyd Lay. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville. 

GODFREY, HAZEL GRACE - age 91, passed away at 11:18 a.m. January 12, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional. Preceded in death by husband, James L. Godfrey. Employed at C&S Laundry until she retired at age 79. Member of Westside Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter, Betty Cooper of Knoxville; sons, LeRoy, Melvin and Eugene Godfrey of Knoxville, and Harry Richard of Ocala, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, with Rev. Howard Hurst officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Many thanks to the NHC Healthcare employees. If you so desire, in lieu of flowers, send donations to Westside Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 1524 Vermont Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

GRAVES, IRVIN J. - 86, of New Market, passed away Monday, January 12, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Preceded in death by wife, Lillian Bostic Graves; son, Horace Graves. Survived by sons, Earl Graves of New Market, Kenneth Graves of Indiana; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Trula Yoakum and Beulah Heck of Speedwell; brothers, Thomas and Horace Graves of Speedwell, Ed and Michael Graves of LaFollette and Marion Graves of Norris; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Fielden Chapel with Bishop John Humphries officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday Jefferson Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

HALL, LLOYD LEE - age 79, of Clinton, passed away Monday, January 12, 1998, at Morristown Hamblen Hospital. He was born January 29, 1918, at Forest City, N.C. Preceded in death by his wife, Velna Dorsett Hall; parents, John and Anna Hall; sisters, Anna Mae Forbis and Bernice Brady. Mr. Hall was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton where he served as a teacher and deacon. Until his retirement in 1983 he was employed as a laboratory technician at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was elected as an alderman on the Clinton City Council and served many years on the Powell-Clinch Gas Board. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Sidney and Margaret Hall of Morristown; sisters, Louise Morrell of Phoenix, Ariz., Reba Bowers of St. Charles, Mo., Joyce Bogart of Rockledge, Fla., Oveda Pearson of Oak Ridge; brother, Rev. Walter Hall of Suffolk, Va.; granddaughter, Rebecca Grace Hall of Knoxville; grandson, Robert Andrew Hall of Knoxville. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services following at 3 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Samuel Dean officiating. Interment will follow at McCarty-Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton is in charge of arrangements. 

HARDIN, VIOLA INEZ DICKEY (CASH) - age 76, of Knoxville, Tenn., entered eternal life on Friday, January 9, 1998, at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a retired nurse of Children's Hospital. A member of the Eastern Star. She had been an active member of the following churches, Mount Moriah, Payne Avenue and New Vision Church of God and attended CEC. Preceded in death by parents, William Coon Dickey and Creddie Allen; husband, Edward Hardin; son, Harold Cash; granddaughter, Sumora E. Lowery; great-grandson, Michael Cash. Survivors: sons, Clarence (Anne Dingus) Cash, Jr., Laymons Cash, Stanley Cash, Herbert Cash, all of Knoxville; daughters, Livona Achoe, Odella (Paul) Jones, Cleveland, Ohio and Tywanna Lowery of Knoxville; four stepdaughters, Margaret Lovely of Knoxville, Almeda Dockery of San Francisco, Calif., Geraldine Hargrave of Silver Springs, Md., JoAnn Griffin of Germantown, Md.; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Essie Dickey and Helen Dickey; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends with special thanks to devoted friends in Cleveland, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 15, 1998, at Mount Moriah F.B.H. Church from 1:30-2 p.m. with funeral to follow. Rev. Charles Sandefur and Pastor Jarvis Ross officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Park, Sutherland Avenue. The family will be at 1914 Woods Creek Road. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

HILL, ALBERT E. - age 79, of Powell, passed away Monday, January 12, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Dante Church of God. A retired employee of Keebler Cookie Company. Preceded in death by daughter, Peggy Greene. Survivors: wife, Winnie Robinette Hill; sons, Robert S. and James K. Hill, both of Knoxville; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brother and sister-in-law, John and Evelyn Hill; sister, Lena Everette; sister-in-law, Mary Webb; several nieces and nephews. Services 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Robert Holmes and Rev. Lloyd Crisman officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 10:30 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Justin, Brandon, Mike, Joe, Kenny, Chris and Derrick. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

HINTON, ARTIE L. - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, January 12, 1998. Preceded in death by grandparents, Roy and Jama Lindsay. Survivors: mother, Vera Orick; aunts, Doris Triplett, Helen Sayne and Ruth Fields; uncles, Alfred and Roy B. Lindsay, Sr.; several cousins; special friend, Holly Watts. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Rev. David Sayne officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 10-11 a.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HOBBY, ROSALEE MAE - age 83, a resident of Brakebill Nursing Home, went home to be with the Lord at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 1998. She was affiliated with Still Waters Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Rufus Earl Hobby; son, David Hobby. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mae and Guy Fleenor, Barbara and Bill Duncan, Mary Nell and Tommy Bradford; son, Earl Hobby; son and daugther-in-law, Don and Pat Hobby; 25 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Jo Johnston; brothers, Raymond Lewis and Jim Lewis; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel with Brother Marion Stanley and Wayne Stiles officiating. The family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for a 10 a.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road. 

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. Tod Zeiger will be officiating. 

OWEN, MARY IRICK - age 95, of Knoxville, died 12:58 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 1998, at Hillcrest South. Member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church. Retired from BellSouth. Member of DAR and former member of Eastenn Toastmistress. Graduate of Central High School. Preceded in death by husband, J.L. Owen. Survivors: stepson, Rhea Owen, Knoxville; cousins, Marion French, Knoxville, Nellie Fearn La Bon, Mobile, Ala.; second cousin and wife, Fearn and Jane La Bon, Atlanta, Ga.; second cousin, Ralph La Bon, Mobile, Ala.; friend, Jessie Driver, Knoxville. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Stevens Chapel, Rev. Doyle C. Landers officiating. Burial will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

PRITCHETT, NANCY - age 64, of Louisville, died Monday, January 12, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. She was retired from the Social Security Administration, was a volunteer worker at Mary Blount Elementary School and was preceded in death by her husband, Clay E. Pritchett. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Coco and Tim Everett of Maryville; daughters, Patricia Pritchett, Sherry P. Simerly, both of Maryville; grandchildren, Mark and Matthew Everett of Maryville, Rebecca and Michael Beeler of Louisville; brothers, Chester F. Allen of Louisville, Ky., John Allen of New Albany, Ind.; sister, Jean Kohnhorst of New Albany, Ind.; mother-in-law, Stella Pritchett of Greenback. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Defur officiating. The interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

PROFFITT, OMA LEE WILLIAMS - age 89, of Sevierville, died Sunday, January 11, 1998. She lived her life on Jones Cove Road and was a Sunday School teacher in Sevier County for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Levator and Ellen Williams; husband, Aaron Proffitt. She is survived by many cousins. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hills Union Cemetery with Rev. Andy Ball officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

RILEY, MS. GENVA B. - of 1211 Exetra Ave. of Knoxville, passed away at Life Care Center of Jefferson City. Ms. Riley was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Robert Riley. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1837 Brandau St. in Knoxville. Ms. Riley leaves to cherish her memories: nieces, nephews, cousin and friends. Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 15, 1998, at Seventh Day Adventist Church 1 p.m. The body will lie in state one hour before funeral at the above address. Interment at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Sevierville, after the funeral. Elder Robert Mann will deliver the eulogy. Dockery Funeral Home of Morristown in charge. 

SPURLING, DILLARD G. - age 77, of Maryville, passed away Monday, January 22, 1998, at the family home. Preceded in death by parents, John M. Spurling and Mary Cope Spurling Cable. Survivors: wife, Bonnie Hall Spurling; brother, Fred Spurling of Sevierville; special friends, Sue Cox of Maryville and Dewitt Ingram of Knoxville; niece, Anna Jean Delong of West Virginia; cousin, Buddy Hodge of Loudon. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dughl Patterson officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel Cemetery in Townsend. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SHELTON, IMOGENE (MAPLES) - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 11, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. She was a member of University Avenue Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, William Pink and Grace E. Maples; brothers, Cecil (Red), Frank and Buford Maples. Survivors: husband, Frank Shelton, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Del and Virginia Shoffner; daughter, Carolyn Wiest; daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Charlie Miller; ten grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Gertie Maples; aunt, Annie Parton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Chapel, with Rev. Danny Scarbrough officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers: grandsons and nephews. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

STENSON, IVAN ANDRE - of Knoxville, entered into eternal rest at UT Hospital Saturday, January 10, 1998. He was a faithful employee of Calhoun's on the River. Survivors: wife, Marcellina Reed Stenson; children, Hannah, Ivan, Adrianna and Roselyn Reed, Enjoli Henderson; mother, Nora Tyson; father, James Edward Patton; stepfather, Alvin Tyson; grandmothers, Anna Lee Simpson, Hattie Murriel and Alma Stokes; sisters, Brenda and Tamika Cheese, Tina Patton, Janet Upshaw; brother, Jarriett Upshaw; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rosa Reed and James E. Mobley; father-in-law, Oliver O. Reed; a host of devoted aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, many friends and employees of Calhoun's on the River. Family will receive friends Friday 12:30-1 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2137 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Funeral service 1 p.m., Bishop A.C. Carson eulogist, assisted by other ministers. Interment to follow in New Gray Cemetery. The body may be viewed at the mortuary after 3 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

SUTTLE, NORMA - age 71, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Monday, January 12, 1998, at her home. Retired from Knoxville City schools and Knoxville Catholic Diasis Schools. Born in Milligan, Tenn. A resident of Knoxville for the past 33 years. Attended St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Knoxville. Preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Minerva Kellogg Scott; one daughter, Ann Suttle. Survivors: husband, Jim Suttle of Knoxville, Tenn.; sons, Jim Suttle of Charlotte, N.C., Richard Suttle of Strodsbury, Pa.; daughters, Cathy Suttle of Milford, N.J., Amy Suttle of Lexington, N.C.; five grandchildren, Mary and Emily Suttle, Karl, Julia and Alan Heiss. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Suttle Family Cemetery in Jonesville, Va. Province Funeral Home of Jonesville, Va. in charge of arrangements. 

TOWNSEND, JOHN DWIGHT - of Dandridge, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Januaryj 13, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Faye Noonkesser Townsend; son, John Douglas Townsend, Dandridge, Tenn.; daughter, Linda Gail Hogsten, White Pine, Tenn.; sister, Mary Elizabeth Lindsey, Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren. Graveside service and interment at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rev. Wendell Shepard and Dr. Robert McCray officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday 7-8 p.m at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

WADDELL, R.V. (REGINALD) - age 68, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Knoxville, died Saturday, January 10, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis. He was in the construction business and a Mason. Services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 1998, at Bartlett Funeral Home, Bartlett, Tenn. Burial was in Forest Hill East. Survivors: wife, Bettye M. Waddell, Memphis; daughters, Joyce Glover, Southhaven, Miss.; Sharon Malnar, Hornlake, Miss.; step-daughters, Geina Milam, and Crickett Otto, Memphis; stepsons, Jim Milam, Camden, Tenn., Billy Milam, Bruceton, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Parks, Knoxville; brothers, Vincent Waddell and Hoyle Waddell, both of Knoxville, Walter Waddell, Ten Mile, Tenn. 

WRINKLE, WILLIAM ARTHUR (OTT) - of Knoxville, age 76, passed away January 11 at his home. Veteran of WWII and retired from Krispy Kreme after 27 years. Member of Faithway Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Dorothy Wrinkle; children, Billy Wrinkle, Gary Wrinkle, Peggy Cheatham, Karen Drake; special grandson, Terry Caroll; grandchildren, Melissa Wrinkle, Nickie Wrinkle, Christie Wrinkle, Charles Wrinkle and Jessica Cheatham; great-grandchildren, April Carroll and Travis Carroll; brothers, Harvey Wrinkle, Knoxville, Melbert Wrinkle, Pottsville, Ark. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Eddie Myers officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Thursday at Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers: Terry Carroll, Shawn Carroll, Stanley Brock, Elmer Bowling, Tom Cheatham and Mark Thress. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.

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