Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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ANTRICAN, MARY KATHERINE - age 54, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. Mrs. Antrican was a member of First Baptist Church of Morristown and was a registered nurse for twenty years at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Preceded in death by her mother, Mary Fields Hammontree, she is survived by husband, Bruce J. Antrican; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Jerry Boggs and Leslie and Michael Tharp; son, John Antrican; grandchildren, Alison Boggs, Sawyer Boggs, Savanna Tharp and Alex Tharp, all of Morristown; brother, Jerry Hammontree, Knoxville; sister, Alice Young, Morristown; uncle, Charlie Fields, Morristown; aunt, Harrison Malone, Detroit, Mich. Funeral services 10 a.m. Friday in Stetzer's Morristown Chapel with the Rev. Dallas Harrell officiating. Interment in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family received friends 7-9 Thursday at Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown. Friends wishing to express sympathy may do so through memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

BRACKEN, CLARENCE V. - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 25, 1998. He was a veteran of WWII and a mason. He was in the auto parts business for over 50 years. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue Lusby Bracken; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Carrol Bracken of Tallahassee, Fla.; son-in-law, Bobby Stevens of Knoxville; brother, Sam Bracken of Nashville; sister, Margaret Freels of Sebring, Fla.; five grandchildren, Brandi Stevens, Jennifer and Christy Bracken, Jamin and Kim Keillor; two great-grandchildren, Sarah Matthews and Jackson Keillor. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Martin Funeral Home in Oak Ridge with the Rev. Mike Lusby and Don Hurst officiating. Interment will be held at Oak Ridge Memorial Park Saturday at 10 a.m. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Martin Funeral Home, 1017 Oak Ridge Turnpike. 

BROWN, WILLIAM - age 74, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday evening, June 23, 1998 at Baptist Hospital. Member of Mattie E. Coleman CME Church. Employed for Knoxville Transmit Authority for 45 years in addition to owning several businesses during this time. Preceded in death by parents, Robert Brown and Bell Brown Henry and sister, Margie Brown Smith. Survivors: devoted wife, Earnestine Giles Brown, Knoxville; sister-in-law, Mildred Giles Knuckles, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jacqueline Gray, Knoxville; granddaughters, Latonya Lundy (grandson-in-law, William T. Lundy, II) Morristown, and Gia Gray, Knoxville; step-grandson, Dominic Carlton, Knoxville and step-granddaughter, Niquel Young, Riverside, Calif.; great grandchildren, Juwairiyah NaGia, Abbul-Halim and William T. Lundy, III, Knoxville and Morristown; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, many friends to include, Max Smith, Earnest Waters, Albert Mynatt, Frederick Jackson, Lawence Love, Sr. and Guy Prince. Family will receive friends 1:30-2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998 at Mattie E. Coleman CME Church, Funeral service 2 p.m. Rev. Manfred Isom officiating. Interment Gillette Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

DOWLING, HELEN INEZ GIDEON - passed away at her home in Halls on Wednesday, June 24, 1998. Recent member of Beaver Dale Baptist Church and former member of Inskip Baptist Church. Faithful wife, loving mother, and beloved grandmother. Blessed child of God. Preceded in death by husband, Cecil W. Dowling. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Tom Saylors; granddaughter, Leigh Saylors; grandson, Matt Saylors, all of Knoxville; sister, Virginia Gray, South Carolina; sisters-in-law, Mary Brenneman, Virginia, Mary Gideon and Erma Lee Lane, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; many precious friends. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday at Berry Chapel with Rev. Randy Webb, Rev. Gilbert Smith and Rev. Robert Sanders officiating. Interment, Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: David Sharp, David Dowling, Charles Brenneman, Robert Stivers, David Gideon, Mark Saylors. Honorary pallbearers, John Brenneman, Jess Winkle, R.W. Lane, Jr. and Bob Young. Memorials may be given to New Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Steve Tuck, 2417 Tipton Station Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

FINCHUM, JESSIE MARIE GREENLEE - age 82, of New Market, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 1998, at her residence. She was a member of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Finchum. Survivors include her daughter, Emily Sue Finchum of Strawberry Plains; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Kerry Musick of Gray, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, James and Ann Finchum of New Market; grandchildren, Andrew and Nathan Finchum and Jean Marie Musick; several aunts, uncles and a nephew. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning June 27, 1998, from the Beaver Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Hobbs and Rev. Wayne Loy officiating. The body will be moved to the church one hour prior to services. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday June 26, 1998 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892. 

GORDON, FRANCIS C. - age 86, of Powell, Tenn., formerly of Arthur, Tenn., passed away June 25, 1998, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete. For more information please call Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

GORE, LORETTA MARY STUNGER. - age 43, of 286 Wilmore Dr., White Pine, Tenn., died Monday, June 22, 1998, from injuries sustained in an airplane crash. Born Dec. 27, 1954, in Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of Edward Stunger of Piedmont and the late Margaret Forris Stunger. Mrs. Gore was a registered nurse, real estate agent in Morristown, Tenn., and was also a horse trainer. She was an accomplished pilot and great lover of aviation. She was an Episcopalian. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Dr. Stephen T. Gore of the home; daughter, Erica Spalin of the home; son, Justin Spalin, of Reno, NV; step-mother, Nancy Stunger of Piedmont; four sisters, Margaret "Cookie" Markowitz of Ft. Myers, Fla., Mae Pantalione of Prattville, Ala, "Trani" Stunger of Vermont, and Mary Lou Stunger of New York; two brothers, Martin Stunger of Miami, Fla., and Daniel Stunger of New York. Memorial service 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998, at West Gantt Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C., with Dr. James Johnson and Rev. Dan McCall officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wild Horse Sanctuary. P.O. Drawer B, Shingletown, CA 96088-0033.The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive, Greenville, S.C. 

HAMMER, NELLIE TRUNDLE - age 92, of Hammer Rd., Dandridge, Tenn., widow of the late Paul S.M. Hammer, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, June 24, 1998, at her home. She was a member of the Seahorns Chapel United Methodist Church, Dandridge Garden Club, Dandridge Senior Citizens and the Martha Dandridge O.E.S. Chapter #438. Preceded in death by son, James W. Hammer, April 10, 1997 and daughter-in-law, Dean Rollins Hammer, May 26, 1997. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel and Jean Hammer of Dandridge, Benton and Edna Hammer of Dandridge, Francis Hammer of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Jean H. Hammer of Dandridge; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Mrs. Lena Catlett of Sevierville, Miss Stella Trundle of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Mrs. Clara B. Trundle of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services, Saturday 8 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Chapel (Jefferson City) with Rev. Rick Hollifield, Dr. Robert McCray and Rev. Ron Wine officiating. The Order of Eastern Star Service by Martha Dandridge O.E.S. Chapter #438 will precede the funeral service. Graveside interment services Sunday, 3 p.m. at Seahorns Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Seahorns Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Mary Dean Shugart, 875 Ketner Rd., White Pine, TN 37890. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, 411 W. Broadway (475-3892). 

HARRISON, JERRY MACK - age 56, of Friendsville, passed away Thursday morning, June 25, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by father, John S. Harrison. Survivors, wife, Phyllis Davis Harrison; children, Patrician Ann Harrison of Friendsville, Melissa Harrison, Stephanie Lawson, both of Clarksville; three grandsons; four granddaughters; mother, Vera Mae Lawson Harrison of Louisville; sister, Ruth Harrison of Knoxville; brothers, Ronnie Harrison of Louisville, David Harrison and Roger Harrison, both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday morning at Grandview cemetery for graveside service and interment, Rev. Doug Hayes officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Friday until 5 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

JACOBS, MARIETTA - age 83, Former Muncie resident, died Wednesday in Knoxville, Tenn., following an extended illness. She had made her home there the past two years. Mrs. Jacobs was born in Muncie, attended city schools, and spent most of her life in the Muncie area. She was employed with Ball State Health Center for several years prior to her retirement and was a member of the East 16th Street Church of God, Muncie. Surviving are five sisters, Ruby Staker, Lillian Holden, Ellen Ayers, Bernice Sallee, and Frances Allison; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Services will be held in The Meeks Mortuary Chapel 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie. Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary from 4-8 p.m. Friday or prior to the service on Saturday. 

KING, TINA SNEED - age 97, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at her home. Born in Greenbriar in the Smoky Mountains, July 4, 1900. She loved gardening, flowers, having her family around her and having firecrackers on her birthday. Member of Oakwood Primitive Baptist Church and Young at Heart Club. Preceded in death by husband, Joel, one brother and four sisters. Survivors: son, Carl King and very special daughter-in-law, Pearl; daughters, Lucille Irwin, Blanche Storm; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; special friend, Bill Brooks. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, Berry Chapel, Elder David Hembree and Rev. Melvin Carr officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday, Mt. Olive Cemetery. Please make memorials to the Baptist Hospice Program, Box 22, Knoxville, Tenn. 37901. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral service at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

LLOYD, COACH OWEN CHARLES "O.C." - age 76, of Fountain City, passed away Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and Sunday School teacher. Graduate of The University of Tennessee. Captain of the 1943 UT Football Team playing under General Neyland. Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Past president of Fountain City Lions Club. For many years he was a coach and teacher at Central High School. Also assistant principal at Holston High School. He was a veteran of WWII and received a Purple Heart for the Battle of the Bulge. Preceded in death by first wife, Jacqueline Wiseman Lloyd. Survived by wife, Theo Ailor Hust Lloyd of Fountain City; daughter and son-in-law, Louella Lloyd and Wendell Potter; granddaughter, Emily Potter; grandson, Alexander Potter, all of Philadelphia, Pa.; step son, Allan Hust of Sherman, Texas; brothers, Pete Lloyd of Ohio and Paul Lloyd of West Virginia; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Fountain City Presbyterian Church, Dr. Tom Ballard and Dr. Jack Davis officiating. Friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dr. Don R. Brandon Theological Fund, c/o Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37918. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.. Friday at Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

MARNEY, MISS GRACE - age 94, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998. Member of Central United Methodist Church where she was organist and music director from 1929-1971, she also taught piano to many in the Knoxville area. Preceded in death by sister, Fae Marney. Survivors: nieces and nephews, Milton, Sam and Nancy Marney, Margaret and John Wall. Memorial service 5 p.m., Saturday at Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Moore officiating. The service will be a tribute of gratitude for her devotion to God and Central United Methodist Church and will include past and present members of the church choir. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Music Fund, c/o Central United Methodist Chuirch, 201 E. 3rd Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services, P.O. Box 3025, Knoxville, TN 37927. Family will receive friends 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Central United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MAY, ROBERT LEE - age 85, of Powell. Colonel, U.S. Army, retired, died 12:45 a.m., Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Member of Powell United Methodist Church. Retired from active duty after 34 years of service. Served with the first armored division in the North African Campaign in World War II. Was on General Eisenhower's staff in London, Paris and Frankfort during the war. Son of the late O.B. and Anna Lee May. Preceded in death by son, Robert Lee May, Jr. Survivors, wife of 58 years, Grace Grant May; daughter, Sue Ann May, both of Powell; sister and brother-in-law, Mary May and Cecil Forinash, Colorado Springs, Colo.; nieces, Patti Trent, Gay Kirkpatrick; nephews, David Forinash and Gil Grant. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery Saturday at 1:45 p.m. for a 2 p.m. graveside and interment. Rev. David C. Sharp officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Friends may call at their convenience at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

MEDARIS, HAZEL BARTLETT - age 83, of West Knoxville, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was longtime member of Euclid Ave. Baptist Church. A retired employee of Millers on Gay Street with over 20 years service. Her joy was her family, friends and the many people she met and served while working at Millers. She leaves to mourn her passing, her loving husband of 59 years, Paul Medaris; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jay T. Minor; son, Kenneth Medaris, all of Knoxville; sisters, Maxine and Margarette Bartlett of Louisville, Ky.; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and friends. Family will friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Friday for a 2 p.m. graveside and interment service. Rev. Leland Lyon officiating. Family request memorials may be made to Euclid Ave. Baptist Church, 1954 Euclid Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MILLS, MRS. GLADYS T. - age 78, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Hillcrest West Medical Nursing Institute. Mrs. Mills was a member of Alice Bell Baptist Church and owner/ operator of Broadway Beauty Shop for 35 years. Survivors: husband, Hal S. Mills of Knoxville; son, David G. Mills of Lenoir City; daughter, Gail Johnson; three grandchildren, Tracey Fasikas, Robin and Aaron Johnson; two great-grandchildren, all of Rockwood, Mich. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery Friday for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Dr. Doug White officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MOSTELLA, MS. SHIRLEY ANN - age 58, passed away in Washington, D.C. and the body will be returned to Knoxville for funeral service and interment. Arrangements will be announced later by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

PACE-PINNER, SONDA - age 50, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a native of Knoxville and member of Valley Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by father, Silas D. Harper. She is survived by her loving sons, Michael Pace, Justin Pace, and Mark Pace; mother, Hazel Earls Harper Lamb; grandchildren, Gabrielle Pace, Michelle Pace, Brittany Pace, Michael Pace, Jr., Tailor Pace, and Mark Pace, Jr., all of Knoxville; and a host of dear family and friends. Her remains are at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, where the family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. with funeral service at 8 p.m. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for interment. Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

POWELL, REV. WILLIAM J. - of Monterey, died suddenly Wednesday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Retired director of missions for the Watauga Baptist Association in Carter County. Former Pastor of churches in middle and east Tenn. Survived by wife of 53 years, Nola Mayberry Powell; daughter, Claudia Long of Chattanooga; sons, Mike Powell of Knoxville, David Powell of Rome, Ga., Joe Powell of Morristown; sisters, Ann Brown Kennsington, Ga. and Linda Powell of Hixson; brothers, L.E. Powell of Jasper, Tenn., Houston Ray Powell of Pueblo, Colo., and Paul Powell of Hixson. Services Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m. (CST) at the Monterey First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Vance officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Springs Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. (CST) at Horner Funeral Home and Saturday from 10 a.m. until time for the services at the church. Horner Funeral Home (931) 839-2266. 

REED, VIRGIL LEE - age 91, of Clinton, Tenn., passed away June 25, 1998, at his residence. He was born February 10, 1907, in Campbell County, Tenn. He was a member and Sr. Deacon of Longfield Baptist Church. He was a retired carpenter. Mr. Reed is preceded in death by his parents, John Clark Reed and Annie Irwin Reed; first wife, Meldie Massengill Reed; sisters, Pearl Carden and Fern Reed; brothers, Carl Reed, Cleo Reed, and Theodore Reed; granddaughter, Linda Huggins. Survivors: wife, Leona Hatmaker Reed, Clinton; daughters and sons-in-laws, Mildred and Charles Simcox, Maryville, Lola Faye and Thomas Huggins, Nashville; sister, Marie Massengill, Lake City; sister-in-law, Ora Russell, Lake City; step-children, Katherine Miller, Clinton, Patsy Daughtery, Georgia, Gary Hatmaker, Lake City, Eugene Hatmaker, Clinton; grandchildren, Ronald Earl Huggins, Nashville, David Lee Huggins, Nashville, Thomas Dale Huggins, Nashville, Harold D. Simcox, Kemersville, N.C., Neil W. Simcox, Powell, Joann Young, Powell; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Cox-Martin Chapel. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lake City, Tenn. Cox-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

ROBINSON, LORENA BURDETTE - age 78, of Knoxville, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville and Goodwater Presbyterian Church, Ala. Preceded in death by husband in 1979, J. Walter Robinson. Survivors: daughter, Linda R. Overly of Knoxville; son, Ron Robinson of Birmingham, Ala; grandchildren, Jonathan Overly and wife Nancy of Knoxville, Lisa Nelson and husband, Don of Canton, Ga., Christie Satcher and husband, Todd of Cartersville, Ga; great-grandchildren, Anne Nelson and Alex Nelson; nieces, Dorothy Buchannan and husband, Andy of Rochester, NY, Betty Mitchell of Montgomery, Ala., Kathi O'Connell and husband, Ed of Street, Md.; nephews, Glenn Smith and wife, Donna of Baton Rouge, La., Michael Smith of New Orleans, La. Memorial service at Second Presbyterian Church will be announced at a later date. Family requests memorials be made to National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1523 (688-5481). Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

RUNYAN, DEWEY C. - age 100, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at NHC Fort Sanders Nursing Home. He was a native of Alabama and a local resident of Knoxville. He was retired from Ideal Basic Cement Company, a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church and a charter member of the Burlington Masonic Lodge #763. He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie S. Runyan; several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his stepson and daughter-in-law, Don and Helen George of Cincinnati, Ohio; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Rev. John Shepard officiating. Friends may call at their convenience after 8 a.m. Friday or may gather with Don and Helen at McCarty Mortuary from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at which time they will travel to Lynnhurst Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

SIMMONS, RONALD GENE - age 44, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, June 24, in Anderson, Indiana. Born August 31, 1953, in Sparta, Tenn. He was a member of Gospel Outreach in Carroll Hollow. He had worked at Home Crest in Clinton before becoming disabled. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Scott Simmons and father, Donald Edward Simmons. Survivors include sons, Thomas Gene Simmons and Christopher James Simmons who live with their mother, Christine Simmons in Clinton; mother, Blanche G. Simmons of Clinton; two sisters and sons-in-law, Barbara Jane and Clyde Carr of Livingston, Tenn., Sue and Robert Tremain of Noblesville, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; nine brothers, Lawrence Edward and wife, Carolyn of Clinton, Donald Junior of Oklahoma City, Bobby Joe and wife, Sarah of Clinton, Hollis Marcus and wife, Alicia of Alexandra, Ind., Floyd Allen of Anderson, Ind, Charles Wayne of Clinton, Harry Lee of Clinton, Jacky Lyne of Knoxville, Timothy J. and wife, Kim of Oak Ridge. Visitation will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Holley-Gamble with Rev. Layton Beets officiating. Burial 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Clinton, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

STOKES, REV. JAMES HUBBARD - age 77, of Seymour, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998. Member and Sunday School teacher, First Baptist Church, Knoxville. Graduate of Lone Oak High School, Paducah, Ky. (1938), Union University, Jackson, Tenn. (1945), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. (1951), with master of divinity, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1967), with master of arts in teaching physics and chemistry. Retired teacher from Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy (1962-1986), teaching chemistry, physics and biology. Member and former president of Sevier County Retired Teachers Association and Sevier County AARP. Former pastor, East Park Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn. and Winchester Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn. Served as interim pastor for many churches in Sevier County including DuPont, Wildwood and Prospect Baptist Churches. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel Carl and Ina Frazier Stokes, Memphis, Tenn. Survivors: beloved wife of 51 years, Annie Kate Stokes; beloved sons and daughters-in-law, James David and Beverly Stokes, Sevierville, Tenn., Dwight Edwin and Elaine Stokes, Kodak, Tenn.; grandsons, James Alexander, Dax Anthony, Dustin Eli and Drew Edwin Stokes; great-grandson, James Weston Stokes; brother, Carleton Frazier Stokes, Memphis, Tenn. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Knoxville, Dr. David Hull, Rev. Dave Ward and Rev. Bob Money officiating. Interment Shiloh Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers: Goddard Sunday School class, First Baptist Church, Knoxville of which he served as teacher. For those who prefer in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 510 W. Main St., Knoxville, TN 37902. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

SWEET, OTIE V. (O.V.) - age 80, of Corryton, passed away at his home June 23, 1998. Member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Hazel Sweet; daughters, Ruby Cole and Roxie Cope; sons, Otie Sweet, Jr., Bobby Sweet and Truman Sweet; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Albert Tipton and Rev. George Sweet officiating. Interment to follow at Big Barren Cemetery. Pallbearers: Tommy Jones, Paul and Eddie Stanford, Ronnie Nelson, Ray Powell and Jackie Parker. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

TROCH, LEO P. - age 81, of West Knoxville, died Thursday, June 18, 1998, at Farragut Health Care Center. Member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Retired from Armor Meat Packing Company and was a World War II Army Veteran. Survivors: wife of 52 years, Wanda Grabowski Troch of Knoxville,; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Linda Troch of Hackettstown, N.J.; daughter and special friend, Diane Troch Keefe and Bill Holland of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dawn Marie Hayes and husband, Shane, Daniel Keefe, Christopher Troch, Jennifer Troch, Jason Troch, and Derek Keefe; one great-grandson, Hunter Hayes; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Barbara Trochimowicz of Washington State; sisters and brothers-in-law, Josephine Trochimowicz, Jean and Mike Lasak, all of Queens, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Father John Dowling and Father Ragan Schriver officiating. Interment at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Arrangements byRose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

WELCH, LEON - age 69, born in Union County, May 19, 1929, died at home at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. He was a member of Brantley's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Luda Welch; two brothers, Alvin and Arnold Welch; two grandchildren, Darla Welch and Lorrie Black. Survivors include his wife, Justine; seven sons, Donnie, Darrell Leon, Micale Alvin, Millard (Sam), David Claborn and Robert Harrell, all of Maryville and Richard Steven Welch of Knoxville; two daughters, Elaine Hayes of Sevierville and Regina Richards of Maryville; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oris and Hillured Welch of Maryville; one sister, Jessie Jones of Maryville; and a host of other relatives. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, Maryville. On Saturday the body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. at Brantley's Chapel. Interment shall follow the funeral at Sherwood Mausoleum with the Rev. Jerry McBee and the Rev. J.C. Monday officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Brantley's Chapel, 304 McCall Road, Maryville, TN 37804. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn. 

WHALEY, JOE C. "RABBIT" - age 71, of Sevierville, died Thursday, June 24, 1998. Mr. Whaley was born in Greenbrier and was preceded in death by his father, Manley D. Whaley.; mother, Ida Packett Whaley; son, Joe Oris Whaley; sister, Ruth Rolen; brother, Mead and Ira Wheley. Survivors: wife, Nan E. Whaley; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Charles Beck; grandchildren, Chris, Melissa and Krystal Whaley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Inloe and Sara Whaley, Pink and Linda Whaley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ella W. Reagan, Loretta and Bob King, Maccle and Milford Williamson; special niece and nephews, Linda and Rick Leone, Gary Whaley; several other nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel in Pigeon Forge. Graveside service and interment will immediately follow in Smoky Mountain Memorial Gardens with Elder Shirley Henry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Housecall Hospice, 7417 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 or the Dr. Robert Thomas Foundation, P.O. Box 8005, Sevierville, TN 37864. Atchley Funeral Home in charge. 

WHITSON, MRS. ANNIE L. - of 1100 Townview Drive D-112, departed this life June 24, 1998, at NHC Fort Sanders Nursing Home. Mrs. Whitson lived most of her life in West Tennessee. She leaves to celebrate her home going, devoted children, Marcia M. Bohanon of Knoxville, Oscar Londus (Sophia) Smith of Saltillo, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ira T. (Euretha) Yarbrough, Darcus Y. (Willie) Johnson, Larry G. Yarbrough, all of Knoxville, Michael (Lea) Lowery of Selma, Tenn.; nine great-grandchildren; two of Knoxville, DeAndrea and Angelica Johnson; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews to include Irene Lovely, Pauline (Herman) Phillips, Renchel Lowery, all of Knoxville, devoted great-niece, Sheila (Ulystan) Oates of Knoxville; a host of great and great-great-nieces and nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at Jarnigan's Chapel from 7-8 p.m. Friday. The funeral services will be held Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Saltillo, Tenn. at St. Mary's AME Church, Rev. Carter officiating. Interment to follow Saltillo Cemetery. Parham Mortuary, 85 Barnhill St., Lexington, TN 37351 in charge. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge of local arrangements. 

WILSON, A.J. - age 75, of Maryville, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. He was amember of Hillcrest Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, he coached football at Walland High School for 10 years winning 9 district championships. He also coached girls basketball at Walland High School and the Maryville High Lady Rebels with a life time coaching record of girls basketball of 577-128. He was inducted last year into the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame. Survivors include, wife, Dorothy Long Wilson; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Danny Maples of Maryville, Nancy and Gilbert Aldrich of Spartanburg, S.C.; granddaughter, Ashley Maples; grandsons, Ryan Maples, Tyler Maples; grandson and wife, Mark and Sheila Huskey; step-great-granddaughter, Brittany McKeehan; sister, Etheleen Landers of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl White, Rev. Greg Long and Rev. Bill White officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. Those who wish may make memorials to Maryville High School, c/o Don Story, 825 Lawrence Ave., Maryville, TN 37803 or to Heritage High School, c/o Benny Dalton, 3741 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville in charge.

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