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AKERS, JAMES FRED - age 78, of Knoxville, died 4:55 p.m. Monday, April 14, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Member and deacon of Smithwood Baptist Church and the Glad Hand Bible Class. He was a charter member and deacon of Second Baptist Church. Member of Bright Hope Lodge No. 557 F.& A. M., veteran of World War II. Retired from Norfolk-Southern Railroad after 30 years of service. Survivors: wife, Jeanette Turner Akers, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Randy Thornton, Kingston; Debbie and Billy Davis, Knoxville; granddaughter, Stephanie Wells and husband Jamie, Knoxville; grandson, Justin Thornton, Kingston. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. Thomas E. Gatton and Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

BIVENS, CHARLES RAYMOND - age 85, of 4440 Hwy. 360, (Ballplay Community) Vonore, passed away 10:22 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Retired from Aluminum Company of America, member of the 25 Year Club. Owner of Bivens Grocery in the Ballplay community since 1950. Served on the Monroe County School Board for 16 years. Member of Farr's Chapel Friends Church. Named one of four most outstanding citizens of Monroe County in the 1960's. Survivors: wife, Medye Lou Hollingshead Bivens; daughters and sons-in-law, Verda Sue and Charles Sneed, Knoxville, Bernice and Bill Odom, Cleveland; sons and daughters-in-law, Milton B. and Bernice Bivens, Seymour, Estil Jay and Wanda Lee Bivens, Madisonville, Charles Wayne and Sandy Bivens, Vonore, Thomas Dewey and Joyce Bivens, Dalton, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Colvin, Tellico Plains, Hilda Eddleman, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, Farr's Chapel Friends Church, Rev. Don Cunningham, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment in Kitchens Cemetery. Body will lie in state 30 minutes before the service. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

BOATMAN, GERTRUDE ELIZABETH - age 80, of East Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at her home. She was a member of John Sevier Baptist Church for 62 years where she was involved in several activities. Preceded in death by her parents, Clarisa and Walter Boatman; brothers, Leon, Billy Joe, and J.W. Boatman. Survivors: brothers, Hal Raymond Boatman, Jimmy Ray Boatman, Robert Boatman; sister, Geneva Boatman Lynn; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Ave. in charge of arrangements. 

BREEDEN, LOWELL NELSON - age 50, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father; mother; one brother; one sister. Survivors: wife, Judith Kay Breeden; daughters, Misty Welch of Knoxville, Lisa Kimberly Ball of S.C., Linda Wiley of Lenoir City; sons, Stacy Lowell Breeden of Lenoir City, Jefferson Scott Breeden, James Edward Breeden, Steven Hunter Breeden, all of Knoxville, Gregory Nelson Breeden of Nashville; stepchildren, Gordon Williams, Lester Eugene McGugin, Jr., Michael Allen, Lisa Marie Abor; 32 grandchildren; brother, Johnnie Breeden of Georgia; sisters, Arzella Bryant of Sevierville, Tina Herring of Georgia, Nadine Stagg of Sevierville; several nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's 12:30 p.m. Saturday and go in procession to Breeden Cemetery for graveside service at 2 p.m., Rev. James E. Hill officiating. Pallbearers: Ricky Smith, Phillip Bryant, Emory Weaver, Paul Sheeks, Jr., Gary Brown, Mike McGugin, Porter Sharp, Hank Sharp, and Mark Winterberg. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

BROWN, LEE H. - age 84, of South Knoxville, passed away April 16, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of South Knoxville Baptist Church. He was the owner of Brown Greenhouses. Surviving: daughter, Bonnie Riddell, Brownsville, Tenn.; son, Ken Brown, Knoxville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Earl Brown, Clearwater, Fla. Graveside 11 a.m. Friday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Gary French officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

BUSH, JAMIE McCORD - age 89, formerly of Knoxville, died April 16, 1997, at her home in Memphis, Tenn. A native of Pulaski, Tenn., she attended the University of Tennessee where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Widow of John T. (Chink) Bush of Knoxville. Preceded in death by daughter, Carolyn Bush Hudgens. Survivors: daughter, Diane Bush Zanone, Memphis; sons, Jackie Bush, Williamsburg, Va., Dr. Kerry Bush, Phoenix; sister-in-law, Mary B. Manning and brother-in-law, Kenneth Bush, both of Knoxville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memphis-Poplar Chapel is in charge. 

CAMPBELL, CARLOS CLINTON, JR. - age 76, died Wednesday, April 16th., 1997. Graduate of the University of Tennessee in 1942. A charter life underwriter and senior associate of Campbell, Worden and Associates, a life insurance investment and estate planning firm. Preceded in death by father, Carlos Clinton Campbell Sr. (He was a noted conservationist who was infinitely associated with the efforts to establish a national park in the Great Smoky Mountains and authored history and nature books about the park); mother, Ida Watson Campbell; sister, Jean Campbell Harvey; first wife (20 years) Betty Ann Murphy Campbell; daughter, Ann Pennington Campbell. Survivors: wife (33) years, Mary Jo Campbell; son, Carlos C. (Kent) Campbell, M.D. and wife, Eliza of Tucson, Ariz.; their children, Kristine Campbell, M.D. of Seattle, Washington and Patrick and wife, Jennifer of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Robert M. Campbell, M.D. and wife, Rita of Atlanta, Ga. and their children, Robin, Charlotte, Lindsay, Chelsey and Benjamin; daughter, Melissa Campbell King and children, Logan and Maisie Thompson of Hendersonville, Tenn.; son, John F. Campbell, M.D. and wife, True of Greensboro, N.C. and their sons, Peter, Jackson and Walker; daughter, Rebecca Campbell Arrants and husband, Gary of Lenoir City, Tenn.; brother, James M. Campbell and wife, Betty Reid Campbell of Oak Ridge, Tenn. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, The Rev. Gordon Temple officiating. Friends may call after the funeral service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Rotary Club of Knoxville Scholarship Foundation, Burwell Building, Knoxville, Tenn. 37902 or the Hematology and Oncology Department of Children's Hospital, 2018 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

CARTER, ROBERT ARTHUR (WHITE LILY) - age 67, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday evening, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Retired from White Lily Foods after 37 years service. Survivors: wife, Minnie Lou Carter; sister, Inez Jones; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Shirley Carter; brother, Gene Carter; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and many friends. A very special thanks to Baptist Home Health and Hospice and the nurses at 5-North Ft. Sanders Hospital. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Floyd Taylor officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Johnny Lynch, Tommy and Jack Jones, Scott, Danny, and Randy Carter. Honorary pallbearers: Workers of the city dock of White Lily Foods. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

CHUMLEY, MARIE JONES - age 91, of North Knoxville, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, in Roanoke, Va. at the home of her daughter, Patricia Chumley Sewell. Mrs. Chumley was the widow of Dr. Charles L. Chumley, Sr. She was also proceded in death by two sons, Charles L. Chumley, Jr. and John Wesley Chumley. Member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Wynn Curtis, Knoxville. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Donations in lieu of flowers maybe made to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. The family will receive vistors at the Chumley home immediately following the graveside service. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge of local arrangements. 

COFFEY, MARIE - age 59, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. She was a teacher at Morristown-Hamblen Day Care and a member of Lebanon Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late William Earl and Paulena Raines Brinkley. Survivors include: her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Brad Harmon of Knoxville and Lisa Coffey of Boston, Mass.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Tricia Coffey of Strawberry Plains; grandchildren, Beau, Jake, and Cody Baker and Caleb Coffey; uncle and aunt, J.C. and Jo Brinkley of Talbott. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Thursday at Westside Chapel with Rev. R.J. Seal officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity of Lebanon Baptist Church Library, 7925 Greenbrier Road, Talbott, TN 37877. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral services. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

CORDER, MARGARET - age 80, died Wednesday in New Albany, Ind., formerly of Edgewood Ave., Clinton. Born June 16, 1916, in Anderson County, Tenn. She was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church, Clinton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Corder; son, David Corder; parents, Gordon and Mae Disney. Survivors include: daughter, Phyllis and husband, Rev. Gary Miller of New Albany, Ind.; son, Thurman and wife, Vivian Corder of Buda, Texas; sisters, Mary and husband, Bill Evans and Lila Graham, both of Clinton; brothers, James Disney of Clinton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Joan Corder of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Clinton First Baptist Church, c/o Carson Newman College. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Gary Miller officiating. Burial 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, 1997, at Arlington Memorial Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

COWAN, PALMER D., JR. - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away April 14, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden, retired from Southern Bell and a member of the local Pioneer Chapter. Preceded in death by parents, P.D. Cowan, Sr. and Melba J. Cowan; sister, Mary Ann Cowan; and brother, James D. Cowan. Survivors: wife, Marie Cowan; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Suzanne Cowan; brother, Melvin Cowan; several nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the main entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service at 1 p.m., Dr. Henry Childs officiating. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

CROSS, KATHLEEN MALINDA CONNER - died in Bel Air, Maryland on March 4. She was 87. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Perry B. and Ollie Carney Conner, and wife of the late Virgil Douglass Cross. She is survived by a son, Jody M. Cross of Snellville, Ga.; a daughter, Susan C. Rogers of Bel Air, Md.; two sisters, Gladys Tumblin and Jessie Pearce, both of Knoxville; and two grandchildren, Grier Rogers of Bel Air and Lindsay Cross of Lilburn, Ga. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on April 18 at First Christian Church. 

DALTON, NANCY IRENE SYKES - age 61, of Route 2, Rutledge, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 15, 1997, at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Center in Rutledge after an extended illness. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her parents, George and Gertrude Lakins Sykes. Surviving is her husband of 41 years, Charles Dalton of Morristown; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Louvita Louise Dalton of Rutledge; grandchildren, Amanda and Jacob Dalton of Knoxville; step-granddaughter, Katie Dalton of Rutledge; sisters, Elizabeth Staley of Rutledge, and Edith Marsh of Rutledge; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, April 18, 1997, from the Noah's Chapel American Christian Church in Rutledge with Reverend Hollis Dunsmore and Reverend Dean Lakins officiating. Interment to follow in the Blaine's Chapel Cemetery. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service at the church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening, April 17, 1997, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

DAVIS, JOHN WILLIAM - age 87, of South Knoxville, passed away April 14, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Veteran of U.S. Navy submarine duty, Panama Canal Zone. Retired machinist from ALCOA with 41 years of service. Fifty year member of Rockford Lodge No. 469 F.&.A.M. Son of the late Rev. T.G. Davis and Anna Hurst Davis. Survivors: wife, Louise C. Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis D. and Tom Cox; grandchildren, John W. Hill, Pamela H. Sparks and husband, Robert; great-grandchildren, James H. Hill, III, Andrew R. Sparks, Todd B. Sparks, Kansas N. Sparks; sisters, Ruth Haliburton, Knoxville, Tenn., Elloise Humphries, Rockford, Ill., Martha King, Knoxville, Tenn., Minnie Frye, Maryville, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Rose Creech, Seymour, Tenn., Jane Whitehead, Maryville, Tenn., Florence Headrick, Maryville, Tenn., Maude McNelly, Seymour, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Tom Robbins and Rev. Scotty Stanford officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Nipper, Andy Whitehead, Hugh Roberts, Olin Marshall, Joe Cates, Nick Haliburton. Honorary pallbearers: Sunday School Class and Jimmy Smith, Bill Harper, Earl Headrick. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

EDMONDS, JAMES CECIL - age 76, of Kingston, died Monday, April 14, 1997, at his home after an extended illness. He was retired from TVA's Kingston steam plant after 16 years of service. He was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church, a World War II veteran in the European Theatre, and received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and five Bronze Stars. Preceded in death by two sons, Terry and Jerry. Survivors include wife of 55 years, Juanita Poland Edmonds; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Paul Harper; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Peggy Edmonds, Larry and Doris Edmonds, all of Kingston, David and Bonnie Edmonds of Ringgold, Georgia; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Edmonds of Keokee, Virginia; sister, Helen Henline of Kingston; brothers, Howard Edmonds of Kingston, Levi, Carlyle and Billy Edmonds of Rockwood; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Grey and the Rev. Ronnie Nickell officiating. Burial will follow in Kingston Memorial Gardens. 

ESKRIDGE, RAYMOND, SR. - age 92, of Harriman, Tenn., went to meet the Lord on April 12, 1997. He was a member of Harriman Johnson Lodge 103, and past worthy patron of Crystal Star 57. He professed his faith in Christ at an early age and a member of the Sevier Streetr Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Eskridge; mother, Etta Roddy; brother, Gerald Eskridge; sister, Rayma Gilbreath; and stepson, James E. Bazel. He is survived by wife, Lennie Eskridge; daughters, Rosetta Jones, Margaret Smith; son, Raymond Eskridge, Jr. and wife, Anarose; a devoted grandson, James E. Miles and wife, Louise; brother, John E. Eskridge and wife, Phyllis, Elder Rue Eskridge and wife, Katheryne; stepsons, Samuel R. Bazel and wife, Sally, Douglas L. Bazel; step-daughter, Joann B. Palmer and husband, Horace; daughter-in-law, Norma C. Bazel; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The body will be in the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Sevier St. with funeral service 12 noon, April 17, 1997. The family will receive friends from 1-2 following the funeral service. Officaiting Pastor Robert L. Mann assisted by other ministers. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood, Tenn. Peoples Mortuary of Bragg and Eskridge, 405 West Strange Street, Rockwood. 

EVERETTE, HELEN O. LUSK - of Knoxville, died Monday, April 14, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Member of South Knoxville Baptist Church. Volunteer at North Haven Nursing Home for several years. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Larry E. and Sandra K. Everette, Farragut; grandchildren, Leonard Thomas Higdon, Charles Daniel Everette, Melissa Dawn Everette; brother, Harley Lusk, Knoxville; sister, Wilma Smith, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Edgar Eldridge and Rev. Gary French officiating. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ronnie Smith, Richard Smith, Gary Smith, Chris Lusk, Gilbert Lusk, Steven Lusk and Greg Lusk. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

GRIFFEY, DONALD CURTIS - age 58, of Strawberry Plains, passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital results of a heart attack. He was employed by Odom Construction Company. Preceded in death by mother, Eva Griffey and sister, Mildred Hamilton. He enjoyed his grandchildren and working with his flowers and birdhouses. Survived by wife, Lois Griffey, Strawberry Plains; sons and daughters-in-law, Donny and Cindy Griffey, Danny and Betsy Griffey; daughter, Cathy Underwood; grandchildren, Dean, Daniel and Kristy Griffey and Katy Underwood; father, Rufus Griffey; brothers, Alvin, Junior, Steve and Rick Griffey; sisters, Shirley Choate, Faye Cochran and Brenda Griffey; several nieces and nephews and lots of special friends. Funeral services 8 p.m. Thursday at Farrar's Chapel. Rev. Greg Jones officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Friday at Eastview Memorial Garden for interment service. Nephews will serve as plallbearers. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. 

JOHNSON, DARRELL S. - age 38, of Speedway Circle, Knoxville, departed this life Sunday, April 13, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents, John (Celeste) Monroe and Fred (Gussie) Johnson. Survivors: mother, Katrina Logan; father, Andrew Johnson; son, Darrell, Jr.; sister and brother-in-law, Frenchie (Bishop Gary) Wright, Princess Warren, Knoxville; maternal uncles, Rev. Robert Monroe, Kenneth Monroe, Donald (Katie) Logan, all of Knoxville; one paternal aunt, Agnes Johnson; eight uncles; very devoted family member, Mr. James Craig Sr.; a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends 1-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, with funeral to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Robert Monroe officiating. Interment Crestview Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

JOHNSON, WILLARD FRANKLIN - age 74, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Berea, Ky., died suddenly, Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Hospital, Knoxville, apparently of a heart attack. He was a retired CSX Railroad employee with 36 1/2 years of service. Survivors include: his wife, Pat Abrams Johnson. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, 1997, at Reppert Funeral Home, Berea, Ky. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

LAMBERT, EDGAR L. - age 77, of Greenback, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army, received the Purple Heart, and was a Blount County farmer. Mr. Lambert was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ocie Keller Lambert. Survivors include: wife, Jessie Hill Lambert of Greenback; son, Norman Lambert of Greenback; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Suzanne Lambert of Friendsville; grandchildren, Jessica Lambert and Neal Lambert; sisters, Mary Pearl Key of Jefferson City, Tenn., Irene Brown of Maryville, Kathryn Linginfelter of Greenback; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Arwood, Jr. and Rev. Steve Hodges officiating. The interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Big Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Thursday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

LEATHERWOOD, GUSSIE (LEON) - age 73, of Maryville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 15, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Agnes Irwin Leatherwood; son, Winston Leatherwood of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jennifer Leatherwood of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jack Tarwater of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kim Dovers of Knoxville, Samantha Leatherwood of Maryville; great-grandchildren, Jamie Leatherwood of Maryville, Sarah and David Dovers of Knoxville; sisters, Wilma Beasley, Beulah Fancher, Louise Hankins, all of Maryville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donnie and Stanley Best, Annabelle and Bill Manning, all of Maryville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and June Leatherwood, Frank and Margaret Leatherwood, all of Maryville; special friend, Steve Tinkel of Alcoa; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at Williamson Chapel United Methodist Church, Rev. Don C. Jones officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

LITTLE, JOHN SEVIER, SR. - age 72, of Knoxville, died 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Mr. Little was born and raised in Clarkrange, Tenn. He was a loving husband, father and faithful member of City View Baptist Church, member of Bright Hope Lodge No. 557 F. & A.M., 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, veteran of U.S. Navy in World War II and U.S. Air Force (Korean War). Retired from U.S. Postal Service. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert Harris and Elizabeth Stewart Little; grandparents, Oscar Denton (O.D.) and Alice Little; and grandson, Christopher James Rudd. Survivors: wife, Mary Deaver Mayton Little; son and daughter-in-law, John and Gail Little; daughters, Susan Mayton Rudd, Catherine Mayton Lane, all of Knoxville; step-son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Francine Wight, Gainesville, Ga.; granddaughters, Jessica Marie Little, Sara Beth Wight; grandsons, Jeffrey Lee Rudd and wife, Laura, Adam Jerome Faw; great-grandson, Austin Kane; sisters, Jewel Schwartz, Tempe, Ariz., Jean Underwood, Bristol, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Max J. Deaver, Jr.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lewis E. and Carolyn Deaver, all of Knoxville; beloved aunts and uncles; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Toby Everett and Rev. Gene Hurley officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Friday for a 1 p.m. graveside service and interment. Full military honors will be presented by East Tennessee Veteran Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Earl Wilson Building Fund of City View Baptist Church, 2311 Fine Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

MAYFIELD, MARJORIE JOHNSTON - age 88, of North Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Cecil G. Mayfield; and a grandson, David W. Johnston. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Carolyn Johnston; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Carl Singleton; grandson and wife, Brian and Sharon Johnston, all of Knoxville; sister, Sarah Thomas, Blacksburg, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, Mount Olive Cemetery, Reverend Jim Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 1104 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912 or the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

McCARTER, HUGH L. - age 73, of Sevier County, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Wariota Health Center, Maynardville, Tenn. He was retired from Proffitt's service station, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; former employee of Virgil's Texaco, Gatlinburg, Tenn., known to close friends as ''Texaco.'' He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and basket maker. He spent his retirement years at his home in Union Valley making white oak baskets and visiting with his many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cora Proffitt McCarter; father, Ples Walter McCarter; stepmother, Dora Trentham McCarter; brothers, Ray and J.T.; stepbrother, Howard Maples; sister, Ruth. Survivors: brothers and sisters-in-law, Max and Pearl McCarter of Madison, Mo., Ralph and Doris McCarter of Concord, Tenn., Gene and Faye McCarter of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vyril and Dewey King of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Beulah and George McGhee of Luttrell, Tenn., Alice and Cecil Law of Peculiar, Mo.; sisters, Dell Huskey of Seymour, Tenn., Phyllis Davenport, Winter Park, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m., Rev. Andy Ball will officiate. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Saturday at Proffitt Cemetery for interment. Atchley Funeral Home in charge. 

MILLER, JAMES L. ''LOUIE'' - age 75, of Maryville, died 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at the family home. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church, ALCOA 25 Year Club, and was a P.O.W. during WWII. Survivors include: wife, Mary Clair Miller; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Evelyn Miller of Woodland, Texas, James R. and Pamela Miller of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Gwenda Ann and Rick Green of Maryville; grandchildren, Frank Richard Miller and Diane Judith Miller, both of Florida, Edward Brian Scates and Stephen Dale Scates, both of Maryville; brother, Fred Allen Miller of Sparta; and sisters, Bess Delaney, Reba Balfanz, and Louise Carden, all of Nashville. Family and friends will assemble 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, 1997, at Grandview Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Rev. Edward J. Skyes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blount Memorial Hospice Program. Arrangements by Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

POLLARD, LISA MARIE - age 33, of Karen Lane, Maynardville, passed away 12:37 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Graduate of Horace Maynard High School, Class of 1981, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: parents, James N. (Jim) and JoAnn Lee Pollard of Maynardville; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Susan Pollard; nephew, Michael Pollard, all of Mascot; aunt, Iva Jean Lloyd of Pennsylvania; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Bob and Dot Ireson of Lebanon, Virginia. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. R.H. Barnes officiating. Interment to follow in Community Cemetery, Luttrell. Active pallbearers: Lee Allen, Neal Pollard, Phil Pollard, Greg Collier, Tony Wood, Toby Burnett. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Ireson, Gerald Welch, Bud, Earl and David Pollard. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

ROSS, JEWELL MYNATT - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning, at St. Mary's Hospital. Charter member of Unity Baptist Church. Retired from Robertshaw (Fulton). Preceded in death by parents, Oliver Swann and Martha Mynatt Ross; and brother, Clarence Mynatt. Survivors: husband, George R. Ross; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Annette Ross of Knoxville; grandsons, Brandon and Michael Ross; special niece, Carol Herrell; and many other loving relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Herman Lakin, Rev. Burney Hutchison, Rev. Rex Eledge officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday for interment. Pallbearers: William and James Ross, Mike Humphrey, William Arp, Jerry Huffman II, Steve Boling. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

SCHMID, ELIZABETH MARSHALL - age 71, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Knoxville Garden Club, Junior League, and Knoxville Artis Group. Survivors: husband, James D. Schmid; sons and daughters-in-law, James D., Jr. and Debra Schmid, Robert M. and April Schmid; daughter and son-in-law, Anne S. and Timothy D. Tidwell; grandchildren, Rachel, Laura, Sarah, and Kelly Schmid; and a grandson, Tidwell due in the fall, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Friedrich J. Schilling, Jr. officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919 or American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Ave., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SELBY, DENNIE IRENE - age 85, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Hazel Selby of Dandridge; nieces, Sandra Wilson of Knoxville and Gail Humphries of Richardson, Texas; nephews, Doug Selby of Knoxville, David Selby of Birmingham and Tom Selby of Heathrow, Fla.; sister-in-law, Gloria Selby of Dandridge. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery for a graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dr. Carl Simmons officiating. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

SHULAR, MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS - age 39, of Sevierville, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frankie Shular; parents, Carl and Nevern Williams; and brother, Charlie Williams. Survivors: daughter, Stephanie Shular; sons, Tim and Daniel Shular; fiance, Eddie Huskey and his children, Tammy and Scotty Huskey; brothers, Rev. Ray, Raymond, Junior, James, Curtis, and Bobby Williams, all of Sevierville; sisters, Nellie Williams and Betty McKenny, Sevierville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mollie and Charles Shular; numerous aunts, unlces, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. John Tarwater and Rev. Jim Duffel officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

STAMPS, ROBIN LEIGH - age 21, of Maryville and Farragut, passed away Monday evening, April 14, 1997, at her grandmother's home in Maryville. She was preceded in death by her much loved grandmother, Edna Stamps; grandfather, Boble B. Sharp; uncle, Rudolph ''Rudy'' Sharp. Survivors: mother, Dina Sharp Stamps; father, Richard Stamps; grandparents, Alma R. ''Nana'' Sharp; Eugene ''Papaw'' Stamps. Other survivors include many aunts and uncles, Bill Sharp, Della Sharp, Lou Pyatt, Bill and Wilma Huff, W.O. ''Spider'' and Lettie Lay, Nora and Bill Hyleman, Cleo and Johnny Oats, Lucille Cable, Chestna Sharp, Vertrue Sharp; many other cousins and friends including special friends, Don Taylor who gave special love and care to Robin and her family. Lillian Hill, ''Robin's best buddy,'' and also Ed Taylor. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, interment to follow in New Loyston Cemetery in Union County. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

TILLEY, BESSIE ROBINSON - age 92, Main Street, Loudon, died Wednesday morning, April 16, 1997, at her home. Member of Blairland Baptist Church. Attended Riverview Baptist Church. Retired after 52 years with Bacon Hosiery Mill. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Ray Tilley; sons, Ike and Bobby Tilley; three infant daughters; and grandsons, Ronnie, Gerald, and Steven Bright. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Charles R., Jr., Gerald and Donna Bright, all of Loudon, Don and Soon Sam Bright, Madison, Ala.; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Leon Bright, Jane and Joseph Galatioto, Sharon (Cricket) Cartwright, all of Loudon, and Alma Jo and Walter Engel, Lenoir City; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, McGill-Karnes Chapel, Rev. Gene Russell and Rev. Jon Henson officiating. Interment in Corinth Cemetery with Rev. Don Nelms officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon. 

WARD, MARSHALL N. - of Fountain City, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 1997. He was born February 25, 1925, in Weaverville, N.C. He was a member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 78th Infantry division, United States Army. He was a graduate of Mars Hill College and the University of Tennessee College of Engineering. He retired from Martin Marietta after 25 years of service, later retiring from Black-Veatch as a consultant. Survived by wife of 49 years, Helen M. Ward of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Marzel and Tom Mallory of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Rhonda Ward of Knoxville; granddaughters, Hailey Ward and Cassie Griffin; grandson, Blake Ward; sisters, Mary Wright of Candler, N.C., and Dean Stivarius of Asheville, N.C.; brother, Clyde Ward of Asheville, N.C.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Hazel and Buddy Penland of Asheville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Dr. Jack Davis and Dr. Tom Ballard officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ''Call to Grow'' fund at Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37918. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

WIDNER, JOHN MARK - age 36, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997. His family will miss him. Surviving: sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Wes Peters; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey Marshall and Lucy Widner; maternal grandmother, Ramie DeMarcus; nieces, Catherine Faye Widner and Erica Renee Peters; stepfather and wife, David and Ann Rule; all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at 1:50 p.m. Friday at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. Friday graveside service, Derrell Frye officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

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