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MALLORY, GEORGE - of Chilcerscurt, Ala., passed Sunday, June 28, 1998. Survived by Knoxville relatives, sister, Rosa Mallory Lewis; two nieces, Charlene Lewis and Angela Lewis; other relatives and friends to include Chandler, Mallory, Terrell, Roberts, Vincent families. Funeral services will be held in Alabama. Announcement by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

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. Pallbearers; Christian Bayless, David Baker, Gary Peterson, Chris Bayless, Eldon Wishhart, Edward King. 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. 

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. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Rev. Phil Jones and Rev. George Williams officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue. 

BRENNAN, MATTHEW FRANCIS - age 65, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, Tenn., formerly of Atlanta, Ga., passed away early Monday morning, June 29, 1998, at his home. Matthew was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City, Tenn. Very active in the church and past chairman of the Parish Council. Chairman of the golf community at Tellico Village and a member of the Woodworkers Club. He was active in the Loudon County Habitat for Humanity. Survivors: wife, Barbara May Brennan; children and spouses, Gregory and Beth Brennan of Loudon, Tenn., Patricia and Russell Patmore of Atlanta, Ga., Erin and Robert Dzwonkowski of Mobile, Ala., Michael and Marianne Brennan of Atlanta, Ga.; seven plus grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Philip and Kate Brennan of Spokane, Wash., Thomas and Barbara Brennan of Bel Air, Md.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Stephanie May of Savannah, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tellico Village Community Church, Father Chris Michelson and Deacon Jose Rivera officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knoxville Catholic High School, 620 North Cedar Bluff Rd., Knoxville, TN 37923 or to the Loudon County Habitat for Humanity, 204 Lakeside Plaza, Suite 115, Loudon, TN 37774. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City, Tenn. 

BROOKS, JOE LEWIS - age 79, of Harriman, passed away Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Roane Medical Center. He was a member of Elverton Baptist Church. Retired from Burlington Hosiery Mill, WWII Veteran. Survivors: wife, Helen Jackson Brooks of Harriman; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy Brooks and Richard Goins of Harriman, Paula Ann Brooks of Knoxville, Lynn and Lewis Reno of Harriman; grandson, David L. Brooks of Harriman; grandson, David L. Brooks of Harriman; special niece and husband, Martha and James Brooks of Harriman; five great-grandchildren. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Michael Beach officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riggs Chapel Cemetery with full military honors by Roane County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. 

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. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. A special thanks to Covenant Home Health Care. 

CARPENTER, FAY - age 98, passed away Sunday, June 28, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. She was blessed through membership at Fountain City United Methodist Church for 65 years. Ms. Carpenter was an educator for 44 years teaching locally at Fountain City Elementary School for 38 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rutha Jane Galloway and Samuel Patrick Carpenter; brothers, Rev. Theodore M., J. Beecher, and Glenn A. Carpenter; sisters, Lela C. Nichols and Gladys C. Barkley; nephews, J. Robert Carpenter and W. Warren Nichols. She is survived by sister-in-law, Janella H. Carpenter; nephews and wives, Charles C. and Glenda J. Carpenter, Hugh B. and Lillian A. Carpenter, Sarah P. Carpenter and Joseph E. and Don-Eita H. Barkley; nieces, Janellla A. Carpenter and Kay C. Jowers; many great-nieces and nephews and many great-great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for graveside service at 11 a.m. Dr. P.L. Rowlett officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Christian Homebuilders Sunday School class of Fountain City United Methodist Church. It was Ms. Carpenters wish that memorials be shared with Fountain City United Methodist Church or Fountain City Elementary School. Friends may call at their convenience at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

DISEKER, DORRIS - passed away Saturday afternoon, June 27, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born February 25, 1911, to the late John James and Virginia Creekmore Diseker in Williamsburg, Ky. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ind. In 1929 she began her teaching career in Whitley County, near Williamsburg, where she frequently rode a horse to school. In 1941 Dorris moved to Troy, Ohio, where she taught until 1944, when she came to Oak Ridge and began teaching second grade at Pine Valley School. In 1960 she transferred to Linden School, from which she retired in 1975. In the early days Dorris lived in Batavia Hall, a dormitory off Jackson Square. Later she and her sisters bought their home on Henley Road. Dorris enjoyed playing piano and played for the people in the Oak Ridge Health Care Center when her sisters, Mildred and Imogene lived there. She also played for group singing at the Keystone Program at First Methodist Church during the time she spent there. Later Dorris moved to Key Springs Residence Home and from there to Mariner Health of Norris. Dorris was a member of First Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. She was a charter member of Alpha Epsillon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honor society for teachers. Caregiver and special friend, Betty Fraker. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Bush officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Highland Park Cemetery, Williamsburg, Ky. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home, Oak Ridge. 

COFFEY, GEORGE A. DDS "GRAN" - age 86, of Knoxville, member of First United Methodist Church, passed away Saturday evening at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, George L. and Callie F. Coffey; wife, Alma Keener Coffey; son, Donald G. Coffey; and daughter, Joan Lucy Coffey. He is survived by brother, John L. Coffey; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey K. Coffey and Marsha L. Coffey; daughter-in-law, Karen Y. Coffey; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and beloved companion of over 20 years, Helen Weese. Dr. Coffey was a retired Lt. Commander of the US Navy and he practiced dentistry in Knoxville for over 40 years. He was past president of the 2nd District Dental Association and member of various committees for the Tennessee State Dental Association. The family will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a private viewing. Friends may call after 6:30 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. Berry Chapel, Rev. Kemp Wynn officiating. Graveside Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors by East Tenn. Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Jeff A. Coffey, Michael Coffey, Scott Inklebarger, Russ Cochran, Richard Edmonds and Randall Love. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Coffey requested memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

GILBERTSON, MARTIN A. - age 80, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 27, 1998, after a lengthy illness. Survivors: beloved wife, Rev. Agnus Gilbertson; daughters, son-in-law and granddaughters, Mary, Ted, and Brighton Fowler of Sisters, Oregon, Paula Rick and Allyson Vogel of Lake Oswego, Oregon; sister, Margaret Rogers of Winneconne, Wis. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Bill Barron and Rev. Arne Walker officiating. Interment to follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Do not send flowers. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, Pigeon Forge. 

HAMMOND, CHARLIE - age 64, of Kodak, died Sunday, June 28, 1998. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and past member of Roaring Fork Baptist Church. He was retired from Ford Motor Company with 38 years of service and was preceded in death by his grandson, Robert Charles Hammond. Survivors: wife, Lois Berne Hammond; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Ann Hammond, Sherri and Rev. Ron Kirby; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Lugene Hammond; grandchildren, Diana Hammond, Kelly, Nicholas, Matthew, Lydia and Maria Kirby. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Wells and Rev. Ron Kirby officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "His Comforting Touch Ministry," P.O. Box 294, Kodak, TN 37764. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Milford, 1367 Woodville Pike, Milford, Ohio. Funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. Family and friends will meet at First Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Thursday to progress to Graceland Memorial Gardens in Milford, Ohio for interment. Local arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, Tenn. 

HELTON, KEVIN LEE - newborn son of Daniel and Rhonda (Smith) Helton of Washburn, passed away 9:15 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Other survivors include grandparents, Danny and Marian Helton, Washburn, Ronnie Smith, New Tazewell; great-grandparents, W.T. and Joyce Keck, Maynardville, Rev. Earl and Margie Helton, Washburn, Rose Nicely, Rutledge, Fred Smith, New Tazewell; great-great-grandmother, Linda Keck, Maynardville. Graveside service and interment 5 p.m. Tuesday, Taylor's Grove Cemetery, Sharps Chapel, Rev. Earl Helton, Rev. David Dalton officiating. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

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. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at 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. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

KINSEY, MARTHA NELL GOINS WEST - age 66, of Powell, formerly of Claiborne, Co., passed away June 27, 1998, at National Health Care, Knoxville, Tenn. after a long illness. She was born April 25, 1932, in Claiborne Co., Tenn. and a daughter of the late James LeRoy Goins and Vestie B. Goins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Lawson Goins and Daniel Lewis Goins. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and joined Underwood Grove Baptist Church, she later moved her membership to Ridgeview Baptist Church, Knoxville, where she remained until her death. Survivors: husband, Glenn Kinsey, Knoxville; daughters, Nadine McMullen, Philadelphia, Pa., Janice West, Monroe, Mich.; son, Steven West, Monroe, Mich.; stepson, Sam G. Kinsey, Tipton, Mich.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Theda Ostrander, Tazewell, Evelena Connor, Caryville, Sarah Wilburn, Harrogate, Lela Jennings, Adrian, Mich.; brothers, Etna Goins, Middlesboro, Ky., Paul Goins, Speedwell, Doyle Goins, Arthur, Tenn., Franklin Goins, LaSalle, Mich., James Goins, Monroe, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Price Winters officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before the service. Burial in the Chumley Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

MAY, GLADYS SWAGGERTY - age 95, of Knoxville, passed away Monday morning, June 29, 1998, at 1:30 a.m. following many years of sickness. She was the oldest living member of Third Creek Baptist Church. Preceded in death husband, James Roscoe May; and son, Murrell Rex May. Her five sons and three sons-in-law, all served in the Armed Services during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, J.R. and Joan May of Washougal, Wash., Bobby and Joann May of Denver, Colo., Jimmy and Rose Henderson, Don and Jennie May of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, May Sue and Charles Reaves of Penn Valley, Calif., Iris and Eldon Moen of Melbourne, Fla., Wilma and Eugene Keith of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Velsie May of Jacksboro, Tenn.; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Stroud officiating. Family and friends will meet Wednesday 10:15 a.m. at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel and will proceed in procession to Mt. Olive Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Third Creek Baptist Church Maintenance Fund, 4917 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville, TN 37921. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 

McMULLEN, SUSIE M. - of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 1998, from Ft. Sanders Hospital. She was the oldest and last survivor of five from the union of the late Isreal and Jesse Miller. She was born Sept. 21, 1911, in Chester, S.C. Retired from the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge after 29 years of service. She was a faithful member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church. To celebrate her homegoing are two devoted daughters, Sarah Douglass of Knoxville and Mattie (Ceolia) Poole of St. Louis, Mo.; six loving grandchildren, McArthur Douglass, Vicki (Kent) Waters, Robert (Angela) Douglass, Freda Anderson, Roberta Roberts, Knoxville, Suzanne Poole, St. Louis, Mo.; nine caring great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She had many close friends including Mrs. Leonia Crawford, Mrs. Gert Dorsey, Mrs. Mildred Waters and the Rogers Memorial Baptist Church family. Service will be on June 30, 1998, at the Rogers Memorial Baptist Church with the family hour from 2:30-3 p.m. and the funeral following. Highland South Funeral Home and Cemetery in charge of arrangements. 573-7300. 

MORRIS, PAULINE PARKS - age 71, of Powell, Tenn., passed away Sunday, June 28, 1998, at UT Medical Center. She was born May 4, 1927, in Anderson Co., Tenn. She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. She was a member of the Powell Lioness Club. She was the 1977 "Powell Woman of the Year." She and her husband, were co-owners of the Powell Times in the 60's and 70's. Her favorite hobbies were square dancing and traveling. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Morris, Sr.; sister, Edna Miller; parents, Floyd and Molly Parks. Survivors: daughters, Sharon Mahan, Lawrenceville, Ga., Catherine Mims and husband, Dennis, Lawrenceville, Ga.; son, Robert S. Morris, Jr. and wife, Mary Ann, Alpharetta, Ga.; grandchildren, Sarah Katherine Mahan, Lawrenceville, Ga., John Ryan Mahan, Lawrenceville, Ga., Benjamin Theodore Morris, Alpharetta, Ga., Caroline Elizabeth Morris, Alpharetta, Ga.; sister, Thelma Sharpe, Lake City, Tenn.; brother, E.B. Parks, Athens, Tenn.; special friends, Betty Neeley, Powell, Tenn., Billy Jean Godfrey, Powell, Tenn., Margie Byrd, Knoxville, Tenn. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, at Cox-Martin Chapel. Services 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Main Street Baptist Church with Rev. Don Martin officiating. Body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens following the service. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements. 

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, Marion 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. 

OLSON, MRS. MINERVA BAKER - age 82, of Knoxville, died 8:33 a.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, at the family home. Member of Union Baptist Church and The Faithful Workers Sunday School class. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence Olson. Survivors: brother, Robert G. Baker, Fountain City; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Margaret Snyder, Frances Williams and Ron Tindell. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. John Thomerson officiating. Family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue and Broadway. 

OVERCAST, MR. JAMES HOWARD, JR. - age 67, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, June 28, 1998. He was a native of Shelbyville; a retired employee of Uniroyal and currently employed by Aramark. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of Whiteside Methodist Church. He was the son of the late James Howard, Sr. and Mary Reeves Overcast. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lily Mae Parker Overcast of Shelbyville; two daughters, Donna Pitts, Cassie (Sissy) Brown of Shelbyville; a son, James H. (Jimmy) Overcast of Knoxville; a brother, Harold Overcast of Shelbyville; a sister, Marie Claxton of Shelbyville; three grandchildren, Jeff Pitts, Shasta Taylor, Taylor Brooke Overcast; and a great-grandchild, Cortney Taylor. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be this evening from 6-9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Tenn. 

PETERS, MARY RUTH DEFORD - age 76, of Friendsville, died Sunday, June 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by parents, Fred R. Deford and Elizabeth Watkins Deford; and twin sisters, Bee and Dee Deford. Survivors: husband, Robert Peters; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Woodrow Bell, Jr. of Friendsville; grandchildren, Jared Robert Reagan and Serena Justa Reagan, Trent, and Lexy Bell, Amy and Brian Buchanan; and great-granddaughter, Sara Jane Bell; brother and sister-in-law, Fredrick and Ann Deford and Hurley and Jean Deford, both of Manchester, Tenn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Rhea and Glen Goodwin and Carolyn and James Chaney, both of Loudon, Tenn.; sister-in-law and husband, Sarah and William Wilson of Huntington Beach, Calif.; special great-niece, Leahann Sledge and special friend, Merle B. Painter; several aunts and uncles and nieces. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, with Rev. Wayne Hickman officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Walkins Cemetery in Loudon County for interment services. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

PROSISE, JASPER "JAP" SEVIER - age 81, of Briceville, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 1998, at his residence. He was born March 15, 1917, in Briceville. He was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran who served in World War II. He was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Nancy Ellen Prosise; sisters, Edith Prosise, Reba Smith and Nila Jane Prosise. Survivors: wife, Pauline White Prosise, Briceville; children, Sharon and Roger Nance, Lake City, Gary and Kathy Prosise, Briceville, Rickey and Theresa Prosise, Briceville, Joey Prosise, Lake City, Becky and Abe Wilson, Lake City, Michael Prosise, Lake City, Debbie and J.V. Seiber, Lake City; sisters, Ruby Phillips, Harriman, Bonnie Vandergriff, Powell; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with funeral service following at 8:30 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Houston Carroll officiating. Interment will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 1998, at Circle Cemetery in Briceville. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements. 

REED, SHERMAN A. - age 77, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. He was retired from Union Carbide where he served for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Moorer Reed. He is survived by wife, Katherine B. Reed; son, James Y. "Bo" Reed of Knoxville; stepdaughters, Donna Fraser and husband, Richard of Knoxville, Katie Grimes and husband, Larry of Gadsden, Ala., Jacquie Killebrew and husband, Joe of Corpus Christi, Texas. At the request of Mr. Reed all services will be private to the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements were made by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

ROLEN, WANDA JO MILLER - age 59, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998, at the family home after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Glenlock Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Gilbert L. Rolen; brothers, Kenneth and Dick Miller; and parents, Charles and Carrie Sneed Miller. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Gail Rolen of Sweetwater; daughter, Angela Rolen of Sweetwater; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Charles Powell of Sweetwater, Milda and Elbert Anderson of Sweetwater, Leona and Kenneth Hill of Sweetwater, Mary and Tommy Kiser of Philadelphia, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Bernice Miller of Michigan, Jessie Miller True of Sweetwater; grandchildren, Corey R. Rolen, Molly E. Rolen; special friend, Kaye Underdown; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside service and interment 10 a.m. Wednesday in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Charles Powell officiating. 

SHARP, EMMITT ELVIN - age 60, of S. 19th St., LaFollette, passed away Saturday, June 27, 1998, at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He wa a retired employee of Royal Crown Cola Bottling Co. Knoxville, Tenn. Emmitt loved to play golf and fish. He was a devoted husband, father and papaw. Emmitt had several close cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Sharp. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Sue Sharp; sons, Mark, Darrell, Jeffrey, Michael and Neal Sharp; 12 grandchildren; mother, Pearl Sharp; brothers, Pete, Ralph, and Denny Sharp; sisters, Edna Johnson, Nadine Miller and Monnie Crutchfield, all of LaFollette; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, in the Chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Adkins and Rev. Steve Bruce officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. before funeral service. Interment will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Woodlawn Cemetery. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

SHELDON, WENDELL ALLEN - age 29, of 4981 Malone Road, Loudon, passed away suddenly Sunday morning, June 28, 1998, at Loudon Hospital. Wendell was a member of Loudon Freewill Baptist Church. A security officer with Murray Guard. Preceded in death by father, Gilbert Roland Sheldon, Sr.; sister, Elizabeth Denise Sheldon. Survivors: wife, Karen Tuck Sheldon; son, Derek Allen Sheldon; mother, Faye Russell Sheldon of Loudon; brother and sister-in-law, Marty and Pam Sheldon of Lynchburg, Va.; stepbrothers, Gilbert Roland Sheldon, Jr. of Cleveland and Tim Sheldon of Florida; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Glenn Mulkey and Marty Sheldon officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday at Valley View Cemetery for graveside services, Frank Russell officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

SHIELDS, FREDDIE LEE - age 67, of Mississippi, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Ft. Sanders-Sevier Medical Center. Survivors: sister, Lois Dickey of Sevierville; brothers, Bill Shields of Huntsville, Ala., Cooper Shields of Tulsa, Okla.; niece, Angie Scruggs of Sevierville, Shelia Gordon of Knoxville. Funeral service and interment will be in Batesville, Miss. Local arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

STRANG, YVONNE A. - of Seymour, Tenn., peacefully passed away at her home Saturday, June 27, 1998, after a courageous battle with cancer. Yvonne left her husband of 52 years, Edwin; her sons and their wives, Mike and Mary Strang of Lebanon, Ill., Guy and Karen Strang of Knoxville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Bobye Baucum of Tulsa, Okla.; sister and brother-in-law, Roberta and John Stutor of Alden, N.Y.; and so many beloved friends. Yvonne and Ed were members of Seymour Presbyterian Church where a special sermon will be given by Rob Williamson Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at 10 a.m. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 Valgro Rd., (Chapman Highway). 573-7300. 

TATE, PRISCILLA BALLINGER - age 95, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at a Knoxville nursing home. She was born in Knoxville, but went to live in St. Petersburg, Fla. in her earlier years. She lived there for over fifty years where she was active in Christ United Methodist Church under Dr. Paul Hartin. When she came back to Knoxville, she belonged to Central United Methodist Church and later Sevier Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M. Tate and all of her immediate family, four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Verne Tate Martin and J. Willard Martin of Knoxville; granddaughter, Molly M. Harvey of Atlanta, Ga.; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews among whom are Bernard Cate and James Cate of St. Petersburg, Fla. and the Rev. Lee Cate and Arthur Cate of Knoxville. Mrs. Tate requested that her body be donated to the Health Science Center at University of Tennessee in Memphis. A memorial service will be held Tuesday 6:30 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Dr. Hollie Miller officiating. Memorials may be made to "A Time To Build" c/o Sevier Heights Baptist Church, 3706 Sevier Heights Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends Tuesday following the memorial service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

TERRY, LONA NORINE - age 77, passed away Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Sevier County Health Care Center. Preceded in death by husband, Vernon Terry; father, Issac Hurst; three brothers; and one sister. Survived by mother, Glennie Hurst; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Clifford Loveday; daughter, Kathy Terry Horner; son and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Anna Terry; son, Phillip Terry; brothers, Roy and W.C. Hurst; sisters, Agnes Williams and Wanda Reed; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Raymond Hodge and Rev. Dwight Wilson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Asbury Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

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 Diana 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. 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 Camp Ground Cemetery, Claxton, Tenn. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements. 

WATSON, SHIRLEY K. - 79, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Oak Ridge and Norris, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Survived by her husband of 59 years, Walcott Watson; sons, Richard and wife, Rebecca of Bristol, Tenn., David and wife, Lorraine of Oak Ridge, Robert and wife, Michele of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Patricia Waring and husband, James of Farragut; grandchildren, Jennifer Waring Jackson and husband, Brian, Mark Waring, Sarah Waring, and Jessica Watson; great-grandchildren, Kori and Hailey Jackson; niece, Mrs. M.R. (Barbara) Bennet and family of Oak Ridge. Graveside service Thursday, July 2, 1998, at 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Rev. Bob Puckett officiating. The family will receive friend Wednesday, July 1,1998, from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Waring in Farragut. Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

WEBB, MR. JAMES NEWMAN (PAP) - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Mr. Webb was a member of Bookwalter United Methodist Church, World War II Army Air Corps Veteran, retired truck driver with the U.S. Postal Service with 30 years of service and employee of the TVA and I Fair. Survivors: wife, Anthony Lamb Webb of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Linda Webb of Corryton; daughter, Carleen Weaver; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Art Wayland; daughter, Minerva Ridner, all of Knoxville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and travel in procession to Bookwalter Cemetery for graveside service and interment at 4 p.m. with Rev. David Lawrence, Rev. Garland James and Rev. Tom Ballard officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Edward Webb, Karl Weaver, Courtney, Wesley and Bobby Ridner, Art Wayland and Aaron Allen. Nephews and friends will serve as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WEINBREN, JOSEPH - 81, of Knoxville, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Member of Heska Amuna Congregation. Retired founder of J & L Used Cars and Army Veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife of over 50 years, Lillian Green Weinbren of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Al Griefer of San Jose, Calif., Anita and Jeff Miller of Knoxville; grandchildren, Stephen Griefer, Adam Miller, Sara Griefer Reineman and husband, Jeremy, Tisha Miller and Fred Griefer; one great-granddaughter, Ashley Reineman; sisters, Helen Schwartz and Sylvia Romalis, both of Miami; sisters-in-law, Edith Weinbren of Miami, Sylvia Weinbren of Youngstown, Ohio, Malke Weinbren of Isreal, Sarah Robinson of Knoxville, Dora Green of Knoxville and Rebecca Feldman of Ft. Lauderdale Hill, Fla.; brother-in-law, Harry Green of Chicago; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at New Jewish Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rabbi Shlomo Levine officiating. In lieu of flowers and in remembrance and celebration of Joseph Weinbren's life do something joyful for yourself and a loved one. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

WILLIAMS, MRS. JUNE YVONNE - of East Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on June 27, 1998, at UT Memorial Hospital. Daughter of the late Mary Imes and Oscar Williams, Sr. She was a member of Mt. Moriah FBH Church. Survivors: devoted daughter, Rashida Watson; son, Antonio Williams; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth (Sammy) Smith, Shirley (Fred) Rahming, Norma (Cleveland) Drummond, Ida (Leon) Page, Connie (john) Evans, Regina (George) Green; brothers and sister-in-law, John Lockhart, Oscar (Olivia) Williams, Jr., Alan Williams, Vincent Imes; aunts and uncles, Cora (Charles) Cobb, Clifford (Mattie) Tate, William Tate, and a host of other relatives and many devoted friends to include Rev. Fred Watson, Knoxville and Willie Seals, Washington D.C.; and many other friends to numerous to name; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Receiving friends from 6:30-7 p.m. Wed., July 1, 1998, at Mt. Moriah FBH Church, 714 Moriah St. with homegoing celebration to be held 7 p.m., Elder A.L. Rodgers eulogist, Rev. J.T. Elliott presiding. Interment to be held 10 a.m. Thur., New Gray Cemetery. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

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 request 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. 

WOLFENBARGER, HELEN M. - age 72, of Powell, passed away Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was of the Baptist faith and member of Beaver Ridge Lodge #320 O.E.S. Retired employee of Palm Beach Company. Preceded in death by her husband, A.T. Wolfenbarger and parents, Luther Carl and Edith McLaughlin Ford. Survivors: sister, Hazel Ford Smith; brother-in-law, Carl B. Smith; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave.

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