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ACUFF, EMIL U. - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, June 29, 1998, at his home. He was a member, deacon, and Sunday School teacher of Alice Bell Baptist Church, member of Burlington Lodge #763, veteran of WWII and received the Purple Heart. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Gary Peterson, and Cindy and Chris Bayless; grandchildren, Tiffany and David Baker, Brittany Peterson, Christian and Cameron Bayless; great-granddaughter, Logan Baker; ex-wife, Hazel Acuff; brothers, Raymond Acuff, Sr. and Elmer Lee Acuff, both of Knoxville, Alexander Acuff of Ohio. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Doug White officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for interment at 10 a.m. Pallbearers; Christian Bayless, David Baker, Gary Peterson, Chris Bayless, Eldon Wishhart, Edward King. Military honors will be given by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gibbs High School Softball Program, 76628 Tazewell Pike, Corryton, TN 37721 or Alice Bell Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

ALONSO, JEANNE MARIE - age 46, of Ten Mile, passed away Monday, June 29, 1998. She was employed as an LPN with Decatur Health Care for 10 years. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she had resided in Huntsville, Ala., and Louisville, Ky., before moving to Ten Mile. She was president and valedictorian of the 1988 graduating class of Tennessee Technological Center, formerly the Athens Vocational School where she received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Pope Langan. Survivors include her husband, Robert A. Alonso of Ten Mile; two daughters, Pamela Jean Kilburn and Elizabeth Ann Alonso, both of Ten Mile; one son, Charles Allen Alonso of Ten Mile; father and stepmother, Marion J. and Lorraine "Susie" Langan of Huntsville, Ala.; three sisters, Carol Johnson of Sequatchie County, Patricia S. Langan of Huntsville, Ala., and Ginny L. Mayes of Madison, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Whelahan, Joey Langan, David Smith, Rick Wiggins, Bill Schaffer and Matt Johnson. The family will receive friends 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meigs County Bank, PO Box 1185, Decatur, TN 37322, in honor of Jeanne Alonso's children. 

ARNOLD, OSIE LEE - age 92, of Powell, passed away Monday, June 29, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center. Member of First Baptist Church, Powell. Preceded in death by her husband, W.N. Arnold, Sr. and sons, Larry and Gary Arnold. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Adrian Karnes, Sr., Dorothy and J.R. Burchett; sons and daughters-in-law, W.N. and Sara "Cherry" Arnold, Gaines A. and Carolyn Arnold, Gene and Helen Arnold, Wayne and Patty Arnold; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Gaines M. Fowler; sisters, Adria Fowler and Elcia Farr; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Phil Jones and Rev. George Williams officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue. 

BEETS. BILL R. - age 63, formerly of Knoxville, died at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Peggy L. Beets; daughters, Kimberly Beets, Tammy Wright and husband Barry, and Robin Maddux and husband Mike; stepsons, John and Patrick Bonin; brother, Howard E. Beets and wife Charlotte; sister, Delores Miles and husband Joe; grandchildren, Landon and Kacey Wright, Robin Colby, and Peyton Maddux; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. The family will receive friends starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at graveside for funeral services Thursday, July 2, 1998, at 10 a.m. Highland Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Frank S. Clabo offic 

BOWMAN, STEPHEN ALLEN - age 45, 65 South Greene St., Greeneville, Tenn., died in the line of duty as agent with the Governor's Drug Task Force in an accident involving a US Army Air National Guard helicopter transport. Mr. Bowman was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Judy Barnett Bowman and of Mr. J.R. Bowman of Erwin. He began his Forestry Service career on April 22, 1974, as an intermittent on the Cherokee National Forest, Unaka Ranger District, working with the Recreation Department. In January of 1976, he became a part-time employee working primarily in wildlife. Mr. Bowman became a permanent employee on the Unaka Ranger District in May of 1981 while working as a District Wildlife Technician. Mr. Bowman transferred to the Tellico Ranger District in November of 1985 where he became a Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer. He moved to the Watauga Ranger District on the Cherokee National Forest in May of 1987, continuing his duties as a law enforcement officer. He had been working with the Nolichucky Ranger District on the Cherokee National Forest since September of 1988. During his career he received training in the following specialties: Level II Law Enforcement Training, Police Correction Training, Land Management Basic Police School, Drug Enforcement Administration, Semi-Automatic Pistol training, Officer Safety and Survival training, Law Enforcement Helicopter training, Man tracking training, Wildlife Investigation training, Advanced Law Enforcement Photograpny and Archaeological Resource Protection training. He was recognized as a Fire Camp Specialist, an Arson Task Force Specialist and Undercover Operations Specialist, Protection Detail Specialist, Large Group Management Specialist, an Expert Marksman and an Expert Man Tracking Specialist. Mr. Bowman had received various certificates and awards for his expertise in his fields of specialty. He was also called upon often as an instructor. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Performance Award from the US Forestry Services. He received annual certificates from the Governor's Task Force and was awarded the Certificate of Merit in 1996 for his instruction of FBI agents at the Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. He was a member of Greene Hills Baptist Church, Greeneville, Tenn., and a former member of Shallow Ford Baptist Church, Erwin. In addition to his father, he is also survived by wife, Gail Edwards Bowman; one son, Coty Bowman of the home; two daughters, Tammy Peterson, Morristown, Sherry Adkins, Erwin; two stepsons, James Kiger, Knoxville, Christopher Kiger, Knoxville; stepmother, Susan Bowman, Erwin; one sister, Beth Page, Bristol, Tenn.; five brothers, Ron Bowman, Elizabethton, Doug Bowman, Erwin, Dan Bowman, Elizabethton, Tom Bowman, Erwin, Tim Bowman, Erwin; three stepsisters, Laura Beth Hubbard, Erwin, Sarah Anne Hubbard, Erwin, Ashlee Hubbard, Erwin; one grandchild, Brittney Atkins. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Friday, July 3, 1998, at Shallow Ford Baptist Church, Erwin, Rev. Paul Winchester and Rev. Bobby Polk will officiate. The eulogy will be delivered by Mr. Jack Gregory. The family will receive friends at Shallow Ford Baptist Church on Friday from 4 p.m. until service time and other times at the residence of J.R. Bowman, 138 Mashburn Drive, Erwin. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Phillip Wilson, Kevin Barnett, Ron Bowman, Doug Bowman, Dan Bowman, Tom Bowman, Tim Bowman and Joe Page. Those attending the graveside services will meet at Shallow Ford Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday to form the procession to Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Steve Bowman Memorial Fund, for his nine year old son, Coty, c/o Linda Mathes, Bank of East Tennessee, 1280 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN 37650. Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, is in charge of arrangements. 

BROWN, JAMES WILLIAM (SARGE) - age 78, of Mascot, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Medical Center after a lingering illness. He was of the Baptist faith and Staff Sgt. 363rd Air Service Group in WWII. He was retired from Dept. of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn. after 32 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, George and Maxie Brown; sisters, Georgie Ellen Brown, Thelma Eubanks. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Brown; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Angie Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Jeffery McBee; grandchildren, Jason and Marcie McBee, Chelsie, Brady and Kirkland Brown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and Lloyd Denton, Margaret and Cass Hensley, Ruth and Wyatt Bolin; several nieces and nephews. The family and friends will meet at McCarty Mortuary at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Clear Springs Cemetery for a 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Hartsell McCurry and Rev. Glenn Beeler officiating. Pallbearers will be Paris McBee, Mike McBee, Jimmy Hensley, David Hensley, Harley Denton, and William Moore. Military honors will be provided by the East Tenn. Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. A special thanks to Covenant Home Health Care. 

BUCKNER, JACK LYNN - age 56, passed away June 29th at 7:37 a.m. Survivors are wife, Nell Buckner; daughter, Sherrie Lynn Mann of Chapel Hill, N.C.; grandson, Jay Tony McNish of Apex, N.C.; granddaughter, Jill LaSha McNish of Knoxville; granddaughter, Sherra Tiana McNish of Apex, N.C.; great-granddaughter, Presley Tiana McNish of Knoxville; one brother, C.G. Buckner Jr.; one sister, Clara Jean Waldrop; and several nieces and nephews. Jack owned and operated the Best Plumbing Company of Knoxville for 19 years. He did sub-contract work for Sears since 1982. Jack was president for Helping Hands Ministry, founder of East More Church of God in 1971, founder of Northview Church of God in 1978, founder of West Brook Christian Center in 1996, worked with and supported Manns Chapel Fellowship Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., member of and supported International Fellowship of Christian Jews of Chicago, Ill. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. at Highland West Funeral Home. Burial 11 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Highland West Funeral Home. 693-9547. 

CARROLL, WILLIAM H. "BILLY" - age 81, of Athens, died Monday at Brakebill Nursing Home in Knoxville. Lifelong resident of McMinn County, member and deacon of North Athens Baptist Church, retired from Ridge Textile Company. Survivors: wife of 58 years, Mary Ruth Goforth Carroll of Athens; two daughters and son-in-law, Brenda and D.L. Brown of Riceville, Charlotte Lockwood of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Henry Terry and Delanor Carroll of Athens; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Kerr and Rev. Don Wattenbarger officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at McMinn Memory Gardens with Rev. David Webster officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. before the service at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens. 

CATE, ARCHIE (LEON) - age 76, of Kodak, Tenn., passed away Monday, June 29, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. He was a member and deacon of Beech Springs Baptist Church and a retiree of Standard Knitting Mills after 43 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Allie and Bethel Cate; daughter, Wanda Cate Duke; and two brothers, J.W. Cate and Paxton Cate. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Thomas Cate of Kodak, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Pat Dooley of Seymour, Tenn.; daughter, Judy Cate of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Tim Riley of Kodak; son-in-law, Royce Duke of Kodak; five grandchildren, Tonya Duke Chapman and husband John of Seymour, Amanda Dooley of Seymour, Jeremy and Aaron Riley of Kodak, and Nicohle Cate of Knoxville; two great-grandsons, Joshua and Ryan Chapman of Seymour; two sisters, Burnese Martin of Knoxville, Louella Jones of Crossville; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Cate of Knoxville, Edith Thomas of Kodak, and Anne Cate of Strawberry Plains; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy and Ethel Thomas of Kodak; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Rawlings Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie White and Rev. Wayne Stinnett, Rev. Dino Bray officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998, in Oak Grove Cemetery. The deacons of Beech Springs Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville. 

CLARK, JACK - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, June 29, 1998. He was a member of the Baptist faith. Survived by wife of 53 years, Allene Clark; daughter, Linda Diane Woods; daughter and son-in-law, Rosa and Charles Highland; sons, Raymond and David Clark, all of Knoxville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Hilda Clark and Geraldine Carbauld, both of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Museum of Appalachia Chapel. Eulogy will be by John Rice Irwin. The family requests no flowers to be sent. Mynatt's in charge of arrangements. 

COTTON, DOCIA MAE - age 87, of Dandridge, a resident of the Jefferson Co. Nursing Home, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was born July 11, 1910, in Chester Co., Miss., and lived most of her life in Kentucky and Tennessee. Member of the West Hills Baptist Church of Knoxville. Preceded in death by husband, Malcolm Norris Cotton. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Malcolm and Wanda Cotton of Dandridge; grandchildren, Vicky Mantooth, Roger Cotton, Brian and wife Kristine Cotton; great-grandchildren, Anthony Mantooth and Jacob Paul Cotton; brother and sister-in-law, Durrell and Nell Biggers of Carthage, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Howard Hansen of Clinton, Miss., Elaine and Jim Hasson of Knoxville. Funeral services 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Jeff Moncier officiating. Interment graveside services 10 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening prior to services at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

DERTHICK, HELDA HANNAH - died at her home on Signal Mountain at the age of 91. A native of Johnson City, Tenn., Mrs. Derthick lived in Chattanooga during the '40s and '50s while her husband served as superintendent of the Chattanooga Public Schools. They later lived in the Washington, D.C., area during Mr. Derthick's tenure as United States Commissioner of Education and with the National Education Association. For the past 14 years, she has lived at Alexian Village during their retirement years. Mrs. Derthick was a member of First Christian Church in Chattanooga for 56 years where she served as president of the Christian Women's Fellowship and a member of the Pennybacker Sunday School Class. She served on the board of Florence Crittenden Services of Chattanooga and was active in PEO both in Chattanooga and Washington, D.C. Survivors include a son, Alan W. Derthick of Chattanooga; daughter, Louann (Mrs. Reuben Jr.) Holland of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Susan Derthick of Sumter, S.C.; two sisters; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband, Lawrence G. Derthick, Sr.; and son, Lawrence G. Derthick, Jr. predeceased her. The family will receive friends at the Alan Derthick residence, 602 Marr Drive on Signal Mountain from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1st and 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2nd at First Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at First Christian Church in Chattanooga at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2nd with burial at Happy Valley Memorial Park near Elizabethton, Tenn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Derthick Foundation, PO Box 1180, Sumter, SC 29151. Arrangements by J. Avery Bryan, Chattanooga. 

DRAIN, BETTY SUE - age 40, of Maryville, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Asbury. Survivors include husband, Terry Drain; son, Ben Drain; daughter, Jennifer Drain; brother, Chuck Asbury of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Roger Meredith, Marie and Ron Rolen, all of Knoxville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vic and Gloria Drain of S.C.; niece, Tina Rolen; nephew, Ron Rolen. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Felty officiating. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Thursday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Knoxville, Inc., 1407 E. 5th Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. 

ELLISON, MR. ROY DELONA - age 83, of Sharps Chapel, born March 15, 1915, passed away 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Claiborne County Hospital after a long illness. He professed faith in Christ at an early age and was a Baptist. Roy was a school bus contractor for over 30 years with the Union County School System and was a lifelong farmer. Preceded in death by parents, Marion and Mary E. Ellison; wives, Emma Shoffner Ellison, Mary Dyke Ellison; four sisters; one brother. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Troy Lee and Wilma Dean Ellison; grandchildren, Janet Collins and husband Ricky Collins, Bobby Ellison; great-grandson, Eric Collins. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Johnny Robison, Rev. Greg Sharp officiating with the Leatherwood Quartet. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bobby Ellison, Ricky Collins, Eric Collins, Harold Nelson, Ronnie Nelson, Larry Collins. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

FOSTER, WILLIAM, JR. - departed this life on Sunday, June 28, 1998, at his home in Chattanooga. Receiving friends until 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 1998, and the funeral service will be held at 12 noon Friday, July 3, 1998, at Taylor's Funeral Home, 3417 Wilcox Blvd, Chattanooga, TN37411. Announcement byUnity Mortuary. 

GOSS, FRANKIE - of 9806 Higdon Drive, passed away June 30, 1998, at NHC, Oak Ridge. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Jarnigan and Son Mortuary in charge. 

GRUBB, ALBERTA MARIE BLAIR - age 42, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at the home of her sister, Dollie Norwood. Preceded in death by grandson, Aaron Lee; father, Albert Tuggle; brother, Jeff Tuggle; grandmother, Dollie Vann. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Mindy Blair of Friendsville, David and Jamie Blair of Knoxville; son, William Blair of Sevierville; husband, Paul Grubb; mother and "Pop", Marie and Charles Ollis of Maynardville; five grandsons and two granddaughters; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dollie and Buddy Norwood, Angie and Jim Lindsay of Knoxville, Cindy and Leslie Ellenburg of Maynardville; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Rhonda Tuggle of Maynardville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Bell's Campground Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Sam Oaks and Rev. Doug Riffey officiating. Pallbearers will be Charles Blair, Jimmy Norwood, Billy Blair, Leslie Ellenburg, Buddy Norwood and Jim Lindsay. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. 

HAMMOND, CHARLIE - age 64, of Kodak, died Sunday, June 28, 1998. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Milford, Ohio. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with interment to follow in Graceland Memorial Gardens in Milford, Ohio. Local arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, Tenn. 

HOPPER, WAYNE - age 63, a lifetime resident of Speedwell. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 1998, at Reece Valley Chapel. Burial Carr Cemetery. Visitation 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

HUNLEY, LORENA JONES - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, June 28, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Valley View Baptist Church. Widow of Alonzo H. Hunley. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Gwendolyn and James Oaks, Maynardville, Pat and Frank Egnoto, Burkurnette, Texas, Candy and Drew Harris, Lincoln, Neb.; sons and daughters-in-law, Lonnie and Mary Hunley, Corryton, Gary and Bettye Hunley, Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Jones, Etowah, Tenn.; sisters, Dorothy Acuff, Phoenix, Ariz., Elsie Bullen, Washburn, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Rev. Dewey Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jim Favro, Jim Hillard, Charles Bullen, Claude Bullen, Andy Brewer, Earl Seeber, Lawrence Cross. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

JONES, ALLENE H. - age 86, of West Knoxville, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, St. Mary's Medical Center. Daughter of the late Ed and Louise Howard of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn. Member of Church Street United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women and a member of the Christian Home Sunday School class. She and her husband taught Sunday School class. Life member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority for more than 50 years. Active member of Ossoli Circle, YWCA. A longtime member of Committee of 100 at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Member of Junaluska Associates of Lake Junaluska, N.C. Member of Del Rio Ruritanettes Club. Taught mathematics for 42 years at Pulaski, Alcoa, UT and Bearden High School. Graduated from Martin Methodist College, Pulaski, Tenn., where she established a scholarship in memory of her parents. Received her bachelor's and master's at Peabody College. Did advance study at Vanderbilt and UT. Certified for professional Girl Scouting with training at Camp Edith Macey, New York. One of the first teachers in Tennessee to organize a Mu Alpha Theta Society for honor students of mathematics in high school and junior college. Her students won many honors on a regional and state level. Generous supporter of the Holston Home for Children. Traveled a great deal. Preceded in death by husband, William Nathan Jones. Survivors: niece and husband, Carolyn Cole Brewer and Max Brewer; great-nephew, Nathan Cole Brewer; several cousins and a host of friends. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Rev Cabel Trent and Rev. William J. Fowler officiating. The family and friends will meet at the cemetery for interment 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery, Newport. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Christian Home class and former members of The Belles and Bachelors. Memorials may be made to Sterchi Lodge Trust Fund or Hardin Fund for R.E.J.O.I.C.E., Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

KEPLEY, AMANDA LEA - age 27, died Monday, June 29th following a lengthy illness. She was a musician, having attended the University of South Florida and Ithaca College and specializing in the French Horn. She performed with numerous organizations including the Maryville-Alcoa Community Orchestra and the Knoxville Community Band. She was a member of the Scottish Society of Knoxville. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Joanne Kepley of Alcoa; sisters, Jamie Kepley of Alcoa and Marie Kepley of Charlotte, N.C.; grandparents, Lea and Howard Beattie of Sevierville; and great-grandmother, Violet Clayton of Merseyside, England. Visitation will be from 6-6:45 p.m. followed by a funeral mass at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2nd at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 860 Louisville Rd., Alcoa. A memorial gathering and celebration of life will be held immediately following the mass. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellness Community, 1844 Terrace Ave., Knoxville, TN. 

MAPLES, ANNA RUTH - age 81, of Gatlinburg, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Gatlinburg and the Sevierville Chapter #138 Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.E. Maples; mother, Artie Goins; father, George Goins; sister, Lucille Randan. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Robert A. Roberts; grandson, Thomas E. Cate and wife Marilyn K. Cate; granddaughters, Elizabeth Conley and husband Robert Conley, Susan C. Greengold and husband Daniel A. Greengold; great-grandchildren, Steven, Kristi and Ryan Hintz, David and Kari Kear, Meg Greengold; nephew, Carl G. Randan and wife Jackie Randan; grandnieces and nephews, Anthony and Michelle Randan, Carla McVay and husband Mark McVay; sisters-in-law, Alie Maples, Wilma Maples. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Roebuck officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Thursday at Shiloh Cemetery for interment. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Roberts, Thomas Cate, Daniel Greengold, Robert Conley, David Kear and Steven Hintz. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg Building Fund. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

McGUIRE, EDITH LAMON - passed away at her home on Black Oak Ridge Lane on Sunday, May 28. She was preceded in death by her parents, John C. Lamon and Belle Boyd Foote Lamon. She was a graduate of Knoxville High School, Tennessee Wesleyan College and was previously employed by the city of Knoxville in the tax department. She formerly resided on Highland Ave. She attended First Baptist Church of Knoxville. She celebrated her 88th birthday on June 9th. She enjoyed writing, painting, crafts, working in her yard and flower gardens, and visiting in her neighborhood. She especially enjoyed reminiscing about her childhood in Calderwood. She is survived by a niece, Bobbie Lamons Collins of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a nephew, Albert Lamons of Cary, N.C.; and a great-niece and nephew, Shawn and Matthew. She is also survived by her husband's great-nephew, Olin Ferguson and wife Nancy of Knoxville; and their four children. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 1, 1998, from 7-9 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at graveside for funeral services on Thursday, July 2, 1998, at 10 a.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Ward officiating. Highland Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

OATES, EMMA REE CROOKS - age 91, of Sevierville, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Oates; and her brothers, Pryor and James Crooks. Mrs. Oates was an extension assistant home agent in Knox County in the early 1930's. She and her husband developed the Bluff Mountain section of Chilhowee Mountain, where she made her home. Survivors: daughter, Marian Oates, who shared the family home; nieces and nephews and their families, Linda Ridings and Ella Ree Johnson, David, Oakey, William, James and Jesse Crooks. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Darris Doyal officiating. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville. The nephews will serve as pallbearers with members of the Rotary Club of Sevierville serving as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Emma Oates Extension Scholarship Endowment, UT Development Office, 1609 Melrose Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996-3550, Rejoice TV Ministry, Church Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1303, Knoxville, TN 37901, Sevier County Humane Society, P.O. Box 976, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 or a charity of your choice. The family will receive friends 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

OLIVER, VERNA REBECCA - age 85, born December 24, 1913, in Knoxville, to John and Queenie Metcalf, and died June 28, 1998, at her home in El Centro, Calif. She married Ibert Oliver in September of 1957 in Orange Co., Calif. She moved to Riverside, Calif., to Fairview in 1990 and returned to El Centro, Calif., Jan. 8, 1995. Survived by two sons, Don Allison of Gresham and Glenn Allison of Fairview, Tenn.; three daughters, Ruth Riggan of El Centro, Calif., Iva Allison of Dison, Tenn., and Teresa Oliver of Fairview, Okla.; brothers, Ray Metcalf and Buford Metcalf, both of Knoxville; four sisters, Bida Ownly of Pigeon Forge, Roxie Coward of Powell, Zelma Bibbens of Knoxville, Anna Lee Metcalf of Knoxville; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, three children; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Funeral service Friday, July 3, 1998, Fairview Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Steve Hicks officiating. Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation - Alzheimer's. 

PECK, HARRISON E. SR. - of Knoxville, departed this life on Saturday, June 27, 1998, at UT Hospital. Funeral will be held Thursday, July 2, 1998. Complete obituary will be in later edition. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilder Missionary Baptist Church Yo\uth Department or Community Evangelistic Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

REED, VADITH MARIE RODDY - age 81, of Midtown, Tenn., died on Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Roane Medical Center, Harriman, Tenn. Member of St. Mary's Baptist Church, Harriman, and former secretary of Missionary Society. She was born July 7, 1916, in Winrock, Tenn. Preceded in death by parents, Stanley and Martha Roddy; husband, Amon Reed; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reed; son, Wayne C. Reed. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Imogene Cooley, Accokeek, Md., Alene and Wallace Green, Bear, Del., Alma and James Miles, Dover, Del.; very devoted daughter and son-in-law, Sandra K. and Charles Knaff of Harriman; son and daughter-in-law, Amon E. and Willie Reed of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Kenneth Gillespie, Harriman; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; aunts, Charlotte Carlock, Harriman, Althea Roddy, Rockwood; several nieces, nephews and cousins; devoted family friends, Gertie Bryant, Washington, D.C., Timmie and Bill Douglass, Harriman, and Junior Ward of Midtown. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. with funeral to follow on Friday, July 3 in the chapel of Evans Mortuary, Rev. Jesse Williams officiating. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Mrs. Vadith Marie Roddy Reed. 

SCHOFF, STUART L. - age 91, of 136 N. Panoscenis Dr., Maryville, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at 9:45 a.m. at Blount Memorial Hospital of natural causes. Dr. Schoff had been a resident of Maryville since 1969 following his retirement from the United States Geological Survey, with which he had been associated for 30 years. A geologist, he had worked for the Survey in Oklahoma and Nevada, and had been detailed for some eight years to the federal foreign-aid programs in Peru, Argentina and Brazil. In Maryville, he was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, which he served as elder and as news-letter editor and other capacities. He is survived by his wife, Jean; his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Chester F. Wright III of Madison, Ala.; two granddaughters, Katie and Megan; and brother, Mr. Charles Schoff of Williamsburg, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at New Providence Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kevin Frederick officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Interment will be in Cadillac, Mich. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Red Cross or to the New Providence Presbyterian Church's Aiken Property Fund. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge. 

SILVEY, EVELYN I. MAYS - age 84, of West Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Member of Second United Methodist Church. Member and past matron of Beaver Ridge Chapter #320 Order of Eastern Star. Survived by husband, Leon O. Silvey; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Anna Silvey; granddaughters, Angela Arnold, Leigh Anne Campbell and husband Fred, Michelle Herbert and husband Michael, and Lori Ann Silvey; great-grandchildren, Amanda Isbell, Zackary Arnold and Tabatha Herbert; sisters, Hazel Fansler of Florida, Pauline Spradlin and Wilma Mays, both of Knoxville; brothers, Clarence, William and Charles Mays, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Russell Taylor and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Friday at Edgewood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside and interment service. Family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SNEDDEN, WILLIAM K. - age 79, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, in Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

TAUSCHER, MR. ROBERT A. - age 72, of Seymour, passed away June 29, 1998. He retired from Magnavox and was a member of Seymour United Methodist Church. Veteran of WWII and a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Peggy); one daughter, Jane; three stepdaughters, Ella, Marjorie and Anna; two stepsons, Frank and Fred; one brother, Rev. Norman Tauscher; and two sisters, Dorothy and Rosalyn; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at the Highland South Funeral Home with funeral services following at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998, in the Highland South Cemetery Mausoleum. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the building fund of the Seymour United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home and Cemetery. (573-7300). 

TIPTON, MARIE DAVIS - 74, of Powell, Tenn., died Sunday at her home. Born January 6, 1924, in Oneida, Tenn. She was the last of 12 children. She had worked as a nurses aide at UT Hospital and Beverly Hills Sanitarium, Knoxville. She was a member of Sunny View Baptist Church in Powell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Sally Davis. Survivors include her husband, Fred Tipton; daughters, Dorothy June and husband, Bob York of Clinton, Kathy Diane and J.P. Pool in Durant, Okla.; sons, Frank and wife, Barbara Tipton of Etowah, Tenn., Edward L. and wife, Barbara Tipton of Panama City, Fla., Danny R. and wife, Charlotte Tipton of Calhoun, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Grandsons and great-grandson will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel with Rev. R.H. Barnes and Rev. Donnie Walker officiating. Burial 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Bells Campground Cemetery, Powell, Tenn. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements. 

VINEYARD, HELEN P. - age 85, formerly of Blaine, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Holston Health Care Center in Knoxville. She was born in Knoxville November 3, 1912. Mrs. Vineyard was a member of Richland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Harry A. Vineyard; brothers, Roy and Robert Patterson. Survivors include daughter, Roberta Lowe; granddaughter and husband, Leeann and Larry Bull; great-granddaughter, Megan Bull; sister, Margaret Collins; brothers, James and J. C. Patterson; several nieces and nephews and friends. Also let us not forget our special friends and employees of Holston Health Care. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Mike Higgins will be officiating. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Richland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge. 

WILLIAMS, SAMUEL McKINLEY "KINNEY" - age 59, formerly of Karns, died suddenly June 22, 1998, at his home in Vail, Ariz., where he was a prominent Realtor and an avid gardener with special love for his roses. He graduated from Columbia Military Academy, attended the University of Florida. He served two years in the U.S. Army. He was of Protestant faith. He was preceded in death by his father, William McKinley Williams. He is survived by his mother, Addie Walker Williams of Karns; two sons, Brad and Troy Williams of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dianne and Floyce Mounce of Pontotoc, Miss., LaNell and Jim Wood of Karns, Sue and Jim Hensley of Lenoir City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Sue Williams of Tucson, Ariz., Wayne and Dimi Williams of Middlesboro, Ma.; 12 nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all his loved ones. Services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at McCarty-Weaver Chapel with Dr. Ron Stewart officiating. Family requests memorials be in the form of donations to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville, TN 37931. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.

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