Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BLANTON, PAUL D. - age 78, of Fountain City, passed away Thursday evening at UT Medical Center. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. 50 year member of Bright Hope Lodge No. 557, F&AM. Member of Fountain City Lions Club. He was a Naval Pilot in WWII. Was the owner for many years of Blanton's Exxon in Fountain City. He was a partner in Dixie-Ohio Express in Ironton, Ohio, before coming to Knoxville. Mr. Blanton was born in Middlesboro, Ky. and was a Kentucky Colonel. Survived by wife of 54 years, Opal Stewart Blanton, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Bob Chambers, Dublin, Ohio, Lou Anne and Randy Tindell of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Matt and Jenny Chambers and Lee, Beth and Will Tindell; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Georgia Lee Blanton, Port Ritchey, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 4 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Rev. Ron Mouser and Mr. Alvin Hammer officiating. Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, Pine Hill Cemetery, Corbin, Ky. Active pallbearers: Bob Chambers, Randy Tindell, Matt Chambers, Lee Tindell, Will Tindell, Wilson Ritchey, Bob Ritchey, John Stansberry, and Alvin Hammer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. The family will receive friends 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

EARL, BRENDA JOY - age 48, of Knoxville, was born Feb. 14, 1950, passed away on June 27, 1998, at University of Tennessee. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her father, Charles C. Gann. Survived by husband, James P. Earl; daughter, Amanda Jean Earl; son and wife Michael Lee and Stacie Lee; son, Bryan Lee, all of Knoxville; step-son, James P. Earl, Jr., of Columbus, Ga.; grandchild, Dakota Lee of Knoxville; mother, Audrey Imogene Gann; sister, Linda Gann, both of Knoxville; and a host of other relatives and friends. Graveside services 1 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Harrogate-Meadow Cemetery. Pallbearers: Michael Earl, Danny Earl, Greg Miller, Danny Huffaker, Edward Gray, Dwayne Gray. The family will receive friends Sunday 11-12:30 p.m. at Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell. 

ESTEP, GEORGIA GREEN - went to be with the Lord Friday, June 26, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by father and mother, George E. and Lissie E. Green; sister, Edna Green. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Diane Estep of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Carmen and Robert Perry of Knoxville and Lisa and William Culbreath of Southern Pines, N.C.; grandchildren and spouses, Scott and Beth Estep, Eric and Jennifer Estep, Sherry and Ronny Watson; grandchildren, Kristi Perry and Brandon Perry, Angel Spradlin, and Andrew Phillips; great-granddaughter, Savannah Watson; sister, Edith Mae Corbitt of Knoxville; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Raymond Brig, Dr. Joseph Myer, Dr. William Bost and the Hospice of East Tennessee and Chaplain Phil Groos. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Tennessee. Service 8 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. A.J. Crawford officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's Funeral Home 9:15 a.m. Monday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 10 a.m. Pallbearers: Scott and Eric Estep, George Corbitt, Jim King, Eric Langford and Andy Corbitt. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

FERGUSON, CAROLYN BAKER - age 54, of 396 Forest Hills Apartments, Athens, formerly of Monroe County, passed away 3:45 p.m., Friday, June 26, 1998, at Ft. Sanders-Loudon Medical Center. Member of Citico Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Allen Ferguson; father, Jake Baker. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Tammy and Mike Webb, Vonore, Angelia Ferguson, Knoxville; grandchildren, Brandon and Megan Webb, both of Vonore; mother and step-father, Stella Baker Hyde and Vic Hyde, Athens; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Teri Baker, Vonore; nieces, Ann Henry, Lenoir City, Candy Cagle; nephew, Nicholas Foxx, both of Vonore; mother-in-law, Frances Ferguson; brother-in-law, William V. Ferguson, Jr., both of Knoxville. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Robert D. Moore officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Monday, Citico Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

FORD, KATHLEEN D. - age 76, of Alcoa, was divinely ushered into eternal glory on Friday, June 26, 1998. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Alcoa. She is survived by husband, Bennie Ford, Jr.; children, Tommie Tillman, Elsie Cannady, Willie (BB) Ford, Chris James, Madison Ford and Henry Ford; grandchildren, Kathy Smith, Michael Dean, Faye Dean, Debra Dean, Belmon Dean, Jr., Jimmy James, Mark Dean, Steven James, Sonja Bettis, Tamara Ford, Henry Ford, Jr.; niece, Jo Minor; other relatives to include great-grandchildren; great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at 1 p.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Alcoa with Rev. Cordell Simpson officiating. Entombment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Foothills Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge. 

GIBBS, RAY C. - age 62, of Gainesboro, formerly of Knoxville, passed away June 26, 1998, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of Korean War. Preceded in death by parents, Ruth Phillips Gibbs and Clarence Grady Gibbs; brothers, Charles Grady Gibbs and Donald Monroe Gibbs. Survivors include brothers, Lynn A. Gibbs of Flushing, Mich., Ronald Bruce Gibbs of Springfield, Ohio, Noah Gibbs of Palm Bay, Fla. and Kay Gibbs of Gainesboro; sisters, Laura Ann Moeller of Kettering, Ohio, Ruth Carolyn Mescher of Kettering, Ohio and Martha Faye Phillips of Robbinsville, N.C.; and numerous nephews, nieces and special friends. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Memorial Chapel with Rev. Martin Wambach officiating. Interment will follow at Byrd's Chapel Cemetery. Family and friends will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Knoxville. 

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. 

HICKMAN, MR. HYRAM JOE - age 90, of Luttrell, passed away Friday evening, June 26, 1998. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Shirley Hickman, Michael and Virginia Hickman, Brodie and Dorothy Hickman, David and Lori Hickman, Randy and Rhonda Hickman; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Webb Tipton, Patt and Olan Wallace, Joann Wolfe; 27 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Woodard; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. John Lawson officiating. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville. 

HOGSED, WAYNE ROBERT - age 82, of Maryville, died at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member and deacon of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of WWII. He retired from the Aluminum Company of America and was a member of their 25 Year Club. Survivors include wife, Bertha Cardin Hogsed; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Sherry Hogsed of Morristown, Ronald and Frances Hogsed of Erwin, Tenn., Frank and Shirley Hogsed of Maryville; son, Dennis Hogsed; 10 grandchildren, Shawn Hogsed, Shannon Sanchez, Julie, Janel, and Russell Hogsed, Delena and Lee Hogsed, Dustin, Derik, and Daren Hogsed; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Clarence Hogsed and Ralph Hogsed, both of Blairville, Ga., Carl V. Hogsed of Shertz, Texas; sister, Etta Mae Watkins of Akron, Ohio. Funeral services are at 8 p.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. William (Butch) Cooper and Rev. Ronald Hogsed officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Grandview Cemetery for entombment with military honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements. 

KETNER, VERNA RUTH - Oak Ridge, widow of Clarence Roscoe Ketner. Member of Solway Baptist Church. Survivors include son, Clarence R. Ketner, Jr. and wife, Doris, Claxton; daughters, Jean Breazeale, Oak Ridge, Geraldine Adams, Clinton, Betty Bryant, Clinton, Mary Smith and husband, Paul, Lake City, Tonia Ketner, Oak Ridge; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ina Barding and Mary Claborn; and brother, Dick Haun, all of Morristown, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary, Sunday (tonight), 8 p.m. with Rev. Ray Buchanan officiating. Graveside service will be held on Monday, 10 a.m. Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Emory Valley Center, 715 Emory Valley Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends on Sunday, 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

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. 

KNOTT, STELLA MAE MIZE - age 93, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Hospital. She was a member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church, where she was junior department director and taught junior Sunday school classes. Mrs. Knott was also active in the women's missionary union serving as program chairman for many years. She also was a teacher of the Bethany Sunday school class. Mrs. Knott was a school teacher in the west Lonsdale community, a red cross volunteer nurses aid during WWI, active in PTA, belonged to the Eastern Star and was a member of the Knox County demonstrators club. She was born May 28, 1905 in Grainger County to the late Elbert and Hattie Gaines Mize. Preceded in death also by husband, Jesse R. Knott; brothers, George Mize, Claude Mize, Bill Mize, Ansil Mize; and sister, Helen Mize. Survivors include daughter, Bobbie June McMurray Lee; grandchildren, Kenneth D. Lee, Ronald J. Lee, Donald R. Lee, Robert J. Lee; great-grandchildren, Donald R. Lee, Jr., Ronald C. Lee, Robert R. Lee, Jr., David M. Lee, Matthew P. Lee, and Rebecca Anne Lee; great-great-grandson, Blake Garrett Lee; and special friends Elizabeth and Bill Carter. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gene Leamon officiating. Family and friends will assembly 9:45 a.m. Monday at Bookwalter Cemetery for 10 a.m. interment service. Pallbearers: Donald Ray Lee, Jr., Ronald Casey Lee, Robert Jesse Lee, Jr. David Michael Lee, Joseph William Lee, Jeffrey Scott Lee and honorary pallbearer Matthew Paul Lee. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Knoxville. 

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. 

MERTENS, EUGENE G. - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 26, 1998, at home. Member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Veteran of the United States Air Force with the rank of Lt. And a graduate of the University of Maine. Survivors: wife, Doris Mertens, daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi and Grant McGarity of Knoxville; daughter, Pat Presley of Knoxville; grandsons, Wade Grant McGarity and Clayton Presley; brother, Robert Mertens of New York; sister, Gloria Hager of North Carolina. Service 10 a.m. Monday Church of the Good Shepherd, Father Henry Swann officiating with interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. The body will lie in state one hour before service. Mynatt's in charge. 

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. 

MOSES, GRADY BINGHAM - 87, of Madisonville, formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away 9:50 p.m. Friday, June 26, 1998, at East Tennessee Health Care. Member and deacon of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Son of the late Crawford Moses and Ary Moses Sitzler. Survivors: wife, Lillian (Toots) Moses; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Dennis Brown, Madisonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam Moses, Atlanta, Ga., Larry and Carol Moses, Madisonville; grandchildren, Cindy Moses, Knoxville, Mark Brown, Madisonville, Stephen Brown, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and McKinley Ditmore, Cleveland. Preceded in death by sister, Creola Smith; brother, Robert Sitzler. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Brooky Gray, Rev. Wayne Ditmore officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Eleazar Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains. 

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. 

RUSHING, DOROTHY FAYE LAWSON - age 59, of the Paint Rock Community Kingston, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday morning, June 27, 1998, at her home. Dorothy was a longtime employee and friend of Shoneys. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, David E. and Brenda Wright of Paint Rock, Robert and Angela Rushing of Lenoir City, William Raymond Rushing of Karns; grandchildren, David Bryan Wright, Angela Evelyn Wright, Amy Faye Wright, Kayla Rushing; mother, Ophelia Lawson Cabe of Knoxville; brothers, Ed Lawson and Lloyd Cabe, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Bonnie Sanders. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Sunday followed by funeral service at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. George Seay officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Monday in Concord Masonic Cemetery for graveside service. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

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. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

SCARBROUGH, RAYMOND MARION - age 53, of Heiskell, was released from his bar of clay at his home, Friday, June 26, 1998. Mr. Scarbrough was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Air Force. Born January 20, 1945, to the late Willard and Neoma Mills Scarbrough. Survived by wife, Judy Lee Scarbrough; sons, Raymond Scarbrough, Jr. and wife, Lisa, Daniel Scarbrough, Jeffrey Scarbrough and Gary Wilkerson; daughters, Tammy Cooper and husband, Brain, Rachel Scarbrough; grandchildren, Alicia, Alison, Jered, Caleb and Christian; brothers, Lonnie and wife, Doris Scarbrough, Ennis (Doc) and wife, Rozzetta Scarbrough; sisters, Lennis (Susie) and husband, Benny Humphrey, Martha Merridieth, Mary and husband, Donnie Humphrey; special friends and caregivers, Calvin Lanning and family, Donna McConkey, Dorothy Moses and Sharon Wolf. On Friday, June 26, 1998, we lost a husband, father, a brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. Heaven received a son. Now we know only in part, but he knows face to face the joy that only the family of God knows when absent from our bodies. The family cordially invites you to our grand celebration, Sunday, June 28, 1998, at 2:30 p.m. at the Valley View Baptist Church for worship and adoration to Jesus Christ our kindred redeemer with Rev. Ray Scarbrough, Jr., Rev. Dewey Cooper and Rev. Delton Cochran officiating. Interment will be private for family and close friends at Emmaus Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Cox, Bobby Lowery, Harvey Moses, John Roche, Larry Stuffle and Frank Atkins. Honorary pallbearer will be Calvin Lanning. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue. 

SEVERS, MERLE (CAGLE) - age 86, of North Knoxville, died 8:35 a.m. Friday, June 26, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Arlington Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. Retired from the Palm Beach Company. Survivors, husband of 56 years, James Earl Severs; son, Jim Severs, both of Knoxville; grandson, Jason C. Severs, Memphis; granddaughter, Samantha C. Severs, Knoxville; sisters, Willie White and Sudie Morrow, both of Maryville, Opal Radford, Hampton, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Monday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. committal service, Dr. Melvin Faulkner officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and deacons of Arlington Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Annunity Fund Arlington Baptist Church, 1928 Fairmont Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

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; niece, 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 will receive friends Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7177. 

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. 

WILLIAMS, GENEVA LETTERMAN - age 76, of 3252 Happy Hollow Road, Lenoir City, passed away Saturday morning, June 27, 1998, at the Loudon Health Care Center. Geneva was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Amos and Agnes Farmer Letterman; sisters, Mildred Justice and Betty Voiles. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Charles Jenkins of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Dennis Jenkins, Wendy Dills and Dean Jenkins; sisters, Mary Crabtree of Lenoir City and Thelma Mayes of Nashville; brother, Charles Letterman of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Don Nelms officiating. Interment Lake View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

WILLIAMS, SAMUEL McKINLEY - age 59, formerly of Karns, passed away June 22, 1998, at his home in Arizona. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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