Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BROOKS, DAVID LEON - age 38, of Kodak, passed away suddenly
Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Cocke County Baptist Hospital. He was a heavy
equipment operator for Ingles Construction. He was a member of Deep Springs
Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter, Ashley Brooks of Austin, Texas; father,
Raymond Brooks of Crossville, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and
Paula Brooks, Roy and Janie Brooks, all of Crossville; sisters and brothers-in-law,
Angie and Danny Cate of Kodak, Debbie Roberts of Anaheim, Calif.; six nieces
and six nephews. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday in the East Chapel of
Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Coy Cate, Jr. officiating. Interment to follow
in Beech Springs Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers: David Richards, Jason
Moon, Keith Burgess, Terry Smith, Donnie Dalton and Arnold Gammon. Serving
as honorary pallbearer Ted Chambers. The family will receive friends 7-9
p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home.
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.
CATE, MRS. FLORENCE HOPE - age 49, of 1976 Baldwin-Cate Road, New Market, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Saturday evening, June 27, 1998, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Morristown and was preceded in death by her parents, Willie T. and Mary Daniels Spence; and three brothers, Willie Tinnis Spence, Larry Eugene Spence, and Tinza Lee Spence. Survivors include her husband, Billy A. Cate of the family home; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sue Ann Tomblin of Greeneville; grandchildren, James Moore, Curtis Joe Tomblin and Megan Shandale Tomblin; brothers, Wetzel Spence of California, Jerry Spence of Huntington, W.Va. and Ralph Spence of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 1, 1998, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in Dandridge with Bishop John Humphreys officiating. Interment to follow in the Cate Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 30, 1998, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 162 E. Meeting Street, Dandridge, TN 37725. Phone (423) 397-2711.
CHITWOOD, LONA RUBY RAINS - age 79, of LaFollette, died June 27th ,at 11:25 a.m. at the home. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and had moved to Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Chitwood; daughter, Gail Patricia Carver; father, George Washington Rains; mother, Sade Wilson Rains. She was one of 11 children. Survivors: sons, James Robert Allen and wife, Wilma of Robstown, Texas, George Robert Allen and wife, Barbara of Jellico, Tenn.; stepsons, Donald and Freddy Chitwood of Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorrene Long and husband, Noah of Williston, Fla. and Marie Jenkins of Cain Hill, Ark.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral service Monday, June 29, 8 p.m. at Cross Chapel, Rev. Sonny Longmire and Bro. Carl Bradshaw officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday at Douglas Cemetery, Jellico. Family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. prior to service at Cross Funeral Home. Family r equest in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Ruby Chitwood funeral account at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home, LaFollette.
CLEVELAND, WELDON DALE - age 68, of Halls, went to be with Jesus Sunday, June 28, 1998. Member of Christ United Methodist Church. Retired electrical inspector with Vreeland Electrical Engineers. Member of I.B.E.W. Electrical Workers Union #760. Preceded in death by brothers, Carl and Sherman Cleveland. Survived by wife of 49 years, Marjorie Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Terry Crisp of Jonesborough, Tenn., Kristina and Garnett Dill of Knoxville; grandchildren, Sara and Dustin Davis, Lydia and Deannia Crisp; sister, Edith Satterfield of Corryton; sisters-in-law, Helen and Opal Cleveland; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Dr. Bruce Marston and Dr. James Robertson and Rev. Aleta Gass officiating. Family and friends will meet at Halls Memory Garden 10 a.m. Tuesday for graveside interment service. Pallbearers are Jeff Cleveland, Doyle Satterfield, Bob Merriman, Chuck Luttrell, Ray Rucker, and Nick Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are nephews, Dale, Lynn and Harold Rucker, John Justice and Paul Galyon. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
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. Graveside Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Kemp Wynn officiating. 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.
COOPER, MELVIN HUGH, SR. - of N. Knoxville, passed away Saturday, June 27, 1998. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
GALLAHER, BILLIE S. - age 67, Rivers Court in Oak Ridge, formerly of Clinton, passed away Saturday at St. Mary's Medical Center. Devoted mother, wife and grandmother. Member of Memorial United Methodist Church. She was very active in Oak Ridge Bridge Association and was a duplicate life master. Preceded in death by her husband, William T. Gallaher, Sr. and her mother, Ruby Lawson Foster. Survivors: daughters, Susan Gamble of Clinton, Carol and her husband, David Taylor of Clemmons, N.C.; son, Charlie Armstrong of Andersonville, Tenn.; stepsons, Bill, Jr. and his wife, Mary Francis Gallaher of Clinton, Mike Gallaher of Clinton; stepdaughter, Cindy and her husband, David Matthews of Harrisburg, N.C.; grandchildren, Ben and Holly Gamble of Clinton, Mark Kreis of Clinton, John David and Caroline Taylor of Clemmons, N.C., Matthew Armstrong of Memphis, Tenn., Jason Gallaher of Clinton, Will and Ashley Gallaher of Clinton; sisters, Joy Reno Johnson and her husband, Stan Johnson of Knoxville, Patty and her husband, Wayne Fulghum of Douglasville, Ga.; brother, Sonny and his wife, Charlotte Lawson of Lenoir City, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rev. Warren Wattenbarger presiding. Pallbearers: Dean Reno, Jason Gallaher, John David Taylor, Ben Gamble, David Taylor, Stan Lawson, Bill Gallaher, Jr. and Mike Gallaher. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. P.J. Wenk, Garnett Kincaid and Ed Jones. Memorials may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church or Clinton Library. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
HACKER, REO H. - 88, of Halls, entered into God's care on June 28, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. He was a member and deacon of Rose Hill Baptist Church. He was a faithful husband and loving father and a retired 35 year employee of ALCOA. He was born March 25, 1910, to Alco and Lucinda Hacker. Mr. Hacker was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Reo Hacker; and his first wife, Gertrude Porter Hacker. Survivors: wife, Ella Lou Hacker; daughter and son-in-law, Wilma Jordan Green and George J. Green, New York; son, James Raymond Hacker; special daughter-in-law, Darlene Bryant Hacker; stepchildren, Deborah Welch, all of Knoxville and Mike Campbell and wife, Carolyn, Kennesaw, Ga.; grandchildren, James Reo Hacker, Elizabeth Laura Green and William Harrison Green; step-grandchildren, Brandi and Tyler Campbell, Melissa and Kimberly Welch; sisters, Kate Putty, Michigan and Jan Gillespie Maynardville; brother, James Hacker, Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for a 10 a.m. graveside service with Elder Phillip Hoskins officiating. Pallbearers: Thomas Gillespie, Charles and Dan Hubbs, Mike Campbell, Owen Peterson, and Bill Cox. Following the service Tuesday, family and friends are invited to the home at 7301 Shalimar Pointe Way. The family offers their grateful thanks to special caregivers Charles Comer, Gary Hunley, and Phil Ogle. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
HARPER, CHARLES RALPH - 65, of Bob White Drive, Loudon, died at his home Friday evening, June 26th, 1998. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde R. and Easter Goforth Harper; two sisters, Betty Purdy and Ruth Stillwell; and one brother, Russ Harper. Mr. Harper is survived by his wife, Shirley York Harper; daughter, Serena Harper of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Ron Reichart; and grandson, William Charles Wolfgang Reichart, all of Boulder, Colo.; 10 sisters, Blanche Bates, Frances Kincaid, Nell Buchanan, Helen Cole, and Bonnie Wear, all of Loudon, Evelyn Samples, and Stella Conner of Cleveland, Shirley Letsinger, Knoxville, Katherine Miller, Lenoir City, and Dorothy Mosley of Plymouth, Mich.; eight brothers, Max, Eugene, and Herbert Harper of Cleveland, Boyd, Garland, and Tim Harper of Loudon, Dan Harper of Harriman and G. Patton Harper of Lenoir City. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McGill-Karnes Chapel with the Rev. A.D. Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Loudon County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2-3:30 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.
HENDERLIGHT, RONALD LYNN - age 39, of South Knoxville, died suddenly June 27, 1998. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jo Ann Henderlight; and brother, Kenneth. Survivors: daughter, Tara; father, Jack Henderlight, Sr.; sister, Tina Henderlight; brothers, Jack Henderlight II and Lawrence Henderlight. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery Monday for a 4 p.m. graveside service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
HOLDEN, MONA GREGORY - 89, a resident of Knoxville, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, in a Knoxville health care facility. A native of Polk County, she was the daughter of the late J.N. and Onie Lillard Gregory, early residents of Polk County. Mrs. Holden was a public school teacher in Roane County for 20 years before retiring and moving to Knoxville in 1982. She was a member of the Caney Ford Baptist Church in Roane County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W.Holden; daughter, Hilda Eunice Holden; two sisters, Ruth Brock and Kathleen Higgins; two brothers, Watson A. Gregory and J. Milburn Gregory. Surviving is a daughter, Phyllis Dickerson; two grandsons, John David Dickerson and Michael Dean Dickerson, all of Knoxville; two sisters, Mildred G. Davis of Cleveland and Gladys G. Caldwell of Cartersville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Edna Cate of Knoxville. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Hershall Chevallier officiating. Interment in Benton Cemetery with nephews serving as casketbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday the service hour.
HUTSELL, THOMAS EUGENE - age 62, of Seymour, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at the family home. Member of the Palestine Masonic Lodge in Detroit, Mich. A veteran of the Korean War and member of the American Legion. Employee of Koch Industry. Survivors: wife, Helen Hutsell; daughter and son-in-law, Tammie and Tom Dryman of Greenville, S.C., Diccie and John Way of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and stepdaughter, Nancy Whitehurst of Seymour, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Inez Callely of Sourthfield, Mich., Stella Hutsell of Sevierville, Tenn. and Diane Farragut of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; brother, Richard Hutsell of Maryville, Tenn. Funeral service and Masonic service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary with the Rev. Eli Henry officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Cemetery for interment. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
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.
KITTS, CHARLES EDWARD (CHARLIE) - age 73, of Powell, died Friday evening, June 26, 1998. He was a Baptist, a U.S. Army Veteran serving during World War II, the owner of Industrial Scale Co. and a member of the National Scalesmen's Association. Mr. Kitts is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Diana Kitts of Seymour; granddaughter, Crystal Kitts Marcum; sister, Anna Rauhuff; brother, Glenn Kitts, all of Knoxville; special friend, Judy Rutherford of Powell. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of NHC-Ft. Sanders for their excellent care of Papaw. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Gibbs Hammond officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to travel in procession to Clear Branch Baptist Church Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service with military honors presented by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
KRAMER, HOMER GEORGE, Chaim ben Yosef Wolf - passed away on Friday morning, June 26, 1998 (Tammuz 2, 5758), at Hadassah Hospital in Eln Kerem, Jerusalem, Isreal at the age of 76. Mr. Kramer was an active member of the Oak Ridge business and civic community where he and his family lived for many years. More recently he was an associate of Prudential Services in Knoxville. He was a member of Heska Amuna Synagogue and the Arnstein Jewish Community Center and a life member of Hadassah. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Shaw Kramer; and his children and grandchildren, Elizabeth Kramer Bikoff of Boston, Ephraim and Shelly Kramer, Shlomo, Miriam, Avigdor, Benyamin Ze've, Aviva, Mordechai, Yisreal, Shmuel Baruch, Sima, Yocheved, and Dina of Jerusalem, Jeff and Ruth Kramer, Isaac, Ethan and Ari of Rochester, N.Y., Becky and Josh Shimony, Maya and Alex of St. Louis, Mo.; and twin sister, Helen Kramer Billig of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at New Jewish Cemetery Monday for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rabbi Arthur Weiner officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knoxville Chapter of Hadassah. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
LOUTHAN, TERRY LYNN - age 31, of Sneedville, Tenn., was born July 16, 1966, passed away on June 26, 1998, at Claiborne County Hospital. He professed faith in Christ at an early age and was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his father, Frank Louthan; grandparents, Lambert and Gertie Mae Collins and Thomas and Ollie Jane Louthan. Survived by mother, Ora Lee Louthan; sisters, Patty S. Stallard, Betty J. Rouse, all of Sneedville, Tenn., Ollie K. Williams of Tazewell, Tenn., Judy M. Carmony; brothers, Charles W. Louthan, Homer R. Louthan, all of Sneedville, Tenn., Larry D. Louthan of Tazewell, Tenn., Paul F. Louthan of Sneedville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, Mulberry Gap Baptist Church. Louthan Family Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Rev. Tommy Wayne Wallen and Rev. Jeff Lane officiating. Singer: Bunch Family. Pallbearers: Thomas Levi, Terry Carroll, Jessie Moore, Mack Stallard, Lance Johnson, Earl Lawson, Jr., Randy Lawson. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
MATTHEWS, ARLIE H. - age 87, of Sevierville, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at his home. He was a member of New Era Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Dee Annah Carnes Matthews; sons and daughters-in-law, Carroll and Mary Matthews of Sevierville, Blaine and Gail Matthews of Rockwood, Jack and Bobbie Matthews, Wendell and Lois Matthews, Malcom and Carolyn Matthews, all of Sevierville; daughter, Brenda Matthews of Sevierville; brother, John D. Matthews of Sevierville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. David Beason and Rev. Galen Richmond officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
McCARTER, KIMSEY - age 92, of the Buffalo Community in Grainger Co., passed away Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital at 4:40 p.m. He was a member of Tampico Baptist Church and served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II. Mr. McCarter is preceded in death by his wife, Crilla McCarter. Survivors include son, Charles, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Freddie and Jessie McCarter of Rutledge; brother, Zoda McCarter of Knoxville; grandson, Tony McCarter; and granddaughter and husband, Susan and Travis Hixon; great-grandchildren, Kaylan Hixon; and several nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ernest Greene and Rev. Robert Myers officiating. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at 10 a.m. in the Grainger Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements made by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.
McKENZIE, LLOYD M. - age 71, of 769 McKenzie Dr., Dandridge, passed away Sunday, June 28, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center following a brief illness. He was a well-known and respected state trooper on the Tennessee Highway Patrol having served as sergeant for Jefferson and Cocke Counties with a total 31 years of service. Veteran of World War II and U.S. Army, member of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church, past member of Brazelton Lodge #190 F.& A.M. and was presently serving as commissioner for the Jefferson-Cocke Co. Utility District. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Suttles McKenzie (1989). Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, James A. and Doris McKenzie of Dandridge, Doug and Bonnie McKenzie of Madisonville; special granddaughter, Tonya McKenzie; sister, Theresa Croft of Marietta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Jeff Moncier and Rev. Gale Miller officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with Masonic service by Brazelton Lodge. Family will receive friends at the home, 769 McKenzie Dr., Monday afternoon and evening. The family suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Brazelton Lodge Memorial Fund, c/o Albert Blackburn, 442 Coile Rd., Jefferson City, TN 37760 or the Notchey Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, Madisonville, TN 37354. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
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.
MILLS, RUTH - passed away Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Hillcrest North Nursing Institute. Survived by sons, James E. "Ed" Mills of Trenton, S.C., Orville Lee Mills of Clarksville, Tenn.; daughter, Evelyn Kooch of Jefferson City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Tammy Kooch, Eddie Mills, Billy Ray Mills, Debra Mills, Carolyn Mills, Sherryl Mills, Brian Mills and Keith Mills. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Trentville Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Larry Hammock officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Monday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
MORRIS, PAULINE PARKS - age 71, of Powell, Tenn., passed away Sunday, June 28, 1998, at UT Hospital. She was born May 5, 1927. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Service times announced later. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements.
OGLESBY, WILLIAM G. "BILL" - age 74 of Knoxville, died Friday, June 26, 1998. He was a member of West Lonsdale Baptist Church, a veteran of WWII and a mason. He retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation, and was a long time Knoxville musician. He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Mincey Oglesby. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Donna Oglesby Maiden and Gene A. Maiden of Knoxville. The family will receive friends Monday, June 29, 1998, from 6-8 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Family and friends will assemble at Highland Memorial Cemetery for Graveside services Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 11 a.m. Arrangements made by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
PEBLEY, KEVIN WAYNE - age 19, Speedwell, passed away Saturday, June 27, 1998, at LaFollette Medical Center. He was a 1996 graduate of Campbell County High School, attended Tennessee Technology Center, and was a member of the Speedwell Academy Baptist Church. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Frank Pebley and J.K. Cordell. Survivors: parents, Jerry and Connie Pebley, Speedwell; sister, Brittney Pebley, Speedwel; grandmother, Mrs. Betty Cordell, LaFollette, Mrs. Bonnie Pebley, Speedwell; great-grandmother, Mrs. Arletta Leach, Speedwell; special girlfriend, Hope Silcox, Scott County; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service Tuesday, June 30, 1998, 1 p.m. at Speedwell Academy Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Mundy officiating. Interment Beeler Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Walters Funeral Home. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements.
RAINES, MARY OWENA - age 63, of Solway Community, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, June 28, 1998, at the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. She was the owner of Solway Exxon. Preceded in death by father, John Kolle. Survivors include husband, Xen (Red) Raines, Solway; mother, Linnie Mae Kolle of Huntsville, Ala.; daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Howard Leffew of Solway, Susan and Kerry Burleson of Johnson City; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Arlene, Ray and Janie, Donald and Donna, Dewayne and Angela, all of Knoxville, Phil and Linda of Morristown; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will assemble 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery for graveside service and interment at 10 a.m. with Rev. Mickey Leffew. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Methodist Regional Cancer Center, c/o Methodist Medical Center Foundation, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Friends may call at their convenience at the home of Yvonne Leffew. Arrangements by McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home, Oak Ridge.
SARTIN, MARY T. - age 77, of North Knoxville, died Saturday morning, June 27, 1998. She was a member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church and a retired Knoxville City school teacher. Miss Sartin is survived by her brothers and sister-in-law, William L. and Peggy Sartin and Ben S. and Pauline Sartin of Knoxville; niece, Linda Martin of Cincinnati, Ohio; nephew, Steve Sartin of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Ted J. Ingram officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
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.
SMITH, JAMES PAUL (BUSTER) - age 46, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 26, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Martinsville, Ind., son of the late James Russell and Edna Morelock Smith and a member of the Baptist faith. He is survived by brothers, Michael E. Smith and Thomas E. Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Donnie Paul; nephews, Michael, Mitchell and Matthew Smith, Richard E. and Roy C. Trotter; nieces, Leslie Trotter and Lisa Nance; great-niece, Candance Trotter; great-nephews, Roy and Nicholas Trotter; cousins, David, Ann, G.R., Daisy, Leo, and William Smith. Mr. Smith is at Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 Valgro Rd., where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow in Highland South Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7177.
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. The family will receive friends Monday, June 29, 1998, from 6-9 p.m. at Highland South Funeral Home. 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; mother, Glennie Hurst; three brothers; and one sister. Survived by 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.
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. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WILLIAMS, BETTY LEE - age 65, of New Tazewell, Tenn., was born November 6, 1932, passed away on June 26, 1998, at Claiborne Hospital. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Elizabeth Cosby Williams; brother, Harve Williams. Survived by son and fiancee, Chris Williams and Dianna Hill of Tazewell, Tenn. and her daughter, Moriah Honchell of Tazewell, Tenn.; brother, John Howard Williams of Tazewell, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Ethel Williams of Tazewell, Tenn.; best friend, Bobbie Long of Tazewell, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Monday. Rev. Neal Baker, Rev. Layford Longworth and poem by Moriah Honchell. Singers: Janice Derreberry, New Beginners, Justin Hunt. Pallbearers: Stanley Campbell, Terry Massengill, Lavonne Gulley, Lynn Gulley, Larry Gulley, Matthew Williams. Honorary pallbearers: Junior Williams, Danny Williams. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
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. Wednesday, 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. Thursday, New Gray Cemetery. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.