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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 service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, June 27, 1998, from the Beaver Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Charles Hobbs 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 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892. 

ALVERSON, CHARLES ROBERT, SR. - age 83, of Etowah, passed away early Wednesday morning at Woods Memorial Hospital. A native of Clinton, Tenn. and resident of Etowah for 50 years, he was a 1939 graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in Memphis. Mr. Alverson was a registered pharmacist for 57 years and was owner and operator of the Etowah Rexall for 34 years. He opened the McMinn Medical Center Pharmacy in 1965 and was active until his retirement in 1980. Mr. Alverson was a former mayor of Etowah, and a member of the Etowah Utility Board. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Alverson served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a 1st Lieutenant and was a member of the VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Marie Mueller Alverson; one sister, Wilma Haynes. Survivors: wife, Ellen "Buzz" Webb Alverson, Etowah, Tenn.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles Robert "Chuck" and Juline Alverson, Etowah, Tenn., LCDR John Michael and Dana Alverson, Virginia Beach, Va., Scott Webb Alverson, Etowah, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Charles Robert Alverson III and Derek Alverson; two great-great-grandchildren, Ashley and Olivia Alverson; one niece, Yvonne Horton, Mason, Ohio. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Thursday in the south chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. John E. Pennington, Jr. presiding. Family and friends will assemble 10 a.m. Friday at Green Hill Cemetery for the committal service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

BARHAM, MRS. LENA M. WALKER - age 89, resident of Riceville, died Tuesday. Life-long resident of McMinn County, daughter of the late Hemard and Eva Elkins Walker. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter Clifford Barham. Member of Lower Spring Creek United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Survivors: four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Robert L. Trotter, Riceville, Ann and Nealie T. Anderson, Fairfield Glade, Carl and John Q. Buchheit, Jamestown, Judy and Charles C. Guinn, Athens; eight grandchildren, Gay Casey, Appleton, Wisc., Jerry Trotter, Riceville, Connie Stanfield, Charleston, Joy Timar, Atlanta, Ga., Andy C. Anderson, Morristown, Dr. John Q. Buchheit IV, Jack Buchheit, both of Knoxville, Barry Whaley, Athens; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Claude Bacon, Riceville, Mrs. Stella Brown, Palm Harbor, Fla. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Lower Spring Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Burlingham and Rev. Chris Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Lower Spring Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Spring United Methodist Church or Lower Spring Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Norma Barham, 640 County Rd. 2, Calhoun, TN 37309. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, Tenn. 

BROWN, WILLIAM - of 1818 Stoney Point, Rd. Departed this life June 23, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

BUCKNER, RONALD LENORE - age 58, of Knoxville, departed this life for a better life at 2:40 p.m. Monday, June 22, 1998, after a courageous battle with cancer. Member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and retired from White Lily Foods Co. Survivors: wife, Cheryl Buckner; sons, Kenneth Edward Buckner, Donald Glenn Buckner; twin brother and wife, Donald and Sue Buckner, all of Knoxville; brother and wife, Charles and Alma Buckner, Talbott; sisters, Wanda Graves, Betty Buckner, both of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Ted Hightower, Sharps Chapel, Mary and Waren Cleveland, Knoxville, Shirley and Don Dugger, Cookeville, Tenn.; one aunt; various nieces, nephews, and cousins; mother and father-in-law, JoAnn and Kenneth Riffey; grandmother-in-law, Ethel Riffey, all of Knoxville; sister-in-law and husband, Tammy and Mike McDaniel, Etowah, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Kennie McCranie, Denver, Colo. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Thursday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Steve Brasher officiating. Pallbearers: Ken Buckner, Scott Buckner, Tim Cleveland, Jeff Dugger, Ronnie Edmiston and Shawn Pridgen. Full military honors will be presented by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

COWDEN, MONA J. - age 61, of Knoxville, passed away June 23, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Cowden was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. Survived by her husband, Kenneth Cowden of Knoxville; son, Roland and wife, Donna of Maryville; daughter, Amy Cowden of Knoxville; grandchildren, Samantha, Tabitha, Chaen Cowden of Maryville; parents, Charles Henry and Vivian Davene McPeters; brothers, Wayne K. McPeters of Clinton and Roland E. McPeters of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; special sister, Debbie McPeters of Fairfield Glade, Tenn. Services Thursday 8 p.m. at McCarty-Weaver Chapel with Tony Collins officiating. Graveside service will be Friday at 9 a.m. at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the cemetery for the 9 a.m. service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

DOWNS, TITUS, SR. - of Knoxville, departed this life on Monday, June 22, 1998, at Fort Sanders Hospital. He was a member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church. Titus was a longtime employee of St. Mary's Medical Hospital, retiring after 27 years of service. He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted son, Frederick Downs; daughter, Diane Downs Evans; two daughters-in-law, Gladys Downs and Gwendolyn Downs; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 26, 1998, at Clinton Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church from 12:30-1 p.m. with the funeral to follow, Rev. James Whyte officiating. Interment at Knoxville U.S. National Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

FELKNOR, CHARLES W., JR. - age 60, of Knoxville, died Monday, June 22, 1998. He was a loyal member of Fifth Ave. Presbyterian Church. He was an employee for many years at Lonsdale Furniture Company. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Felknor, Sr. Survivors: sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and David Brandau; niece, Claire Brandau Culver of Covington, Tenn.; aunt, Mrs. Jack Britton; cousins, Mrs. Robert W. Dafferner, Don and David Britton, all of Morristown, Wilson A. Felknor, Lenoir City, Mrs. Richard Thom, St. Louis, Mo., John, Arvin, and William Brown. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Jeanne Becker officiating. Friends who wish may make memorials to the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation, 320 Arthur St., Knoxville, TN 37921. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

FINGER, JOHN THOMAS - age 82, of Louisville, passed away Monday afternoon, June 22, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was retired from the Marble Shop in Knoxville. Survivors: wife, Dora Evelyn Simerly Finger; daughter, Connie Finger of Louisville; sons, Paul Henry Finger, Mack Finger, Larry Finger, Dale Finger, John E. Finger, Gerald Finger, Doyle Finger, and Chris Finger, all of Louisville, Joe Finger of Niota, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Payne of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Louisville Cemetery at 3 p.m. Friday for graveside service and interment, Rev. Harrison Hill officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Friday until 2 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

HODGE, KATHERINE L. - age 100, of Knoxville, passed away June 23, 1998, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. Member of First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg, where she worked in the nursery for over 50 years. Preceded in death by parents, David N. and Tine Lemons Hodge; brother, Jake, Taylor and George Hodge; sisters, Cordie Cardwell and Lucy Hodge. Survivors: nieces and nephews, Lucy Lee, Faye, Louise, Edna, Bobby, Ed, Jackie, Lucy Shelby, Charles, Jane, Joyce; several great-nieces and nephews; special family friend, Mattilene Medlin and family, Ruth Maples, Hugh Watson, and Sheryl Watson, and Sam W. Maples. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. John Rebuck officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

FORD, PATTY TURNER - of 5925 Meadowland Drive, departed this life June 22, 1998. A member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church. She was a widow of the late Robert Lincoln Ford, Jr. Survivors: devoted son, Robert Lincoln Ford III; two grandchildren, Robert IV and Virginia Amina A. Abdulacic; three great- 

grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Haynes (Ann) Ford; two nieces and one nephew; devoted cousin, Lenneise (David) Beatty; and many friends. Family will receive friends Friday 10:30-11 Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 11, Rev. Michael Askhew officiating. Entombment Highland South, Chapman Highway. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge 

IRICK, MR. GLEN "BUCK" - age 77, of Halls, passed away 10:25 p.m. Monday, June 22, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a retired U.S. Navy Veteran. Survivors: wife of 52 years, Alice Irick; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and K.D. Cooke; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Angela Irick; grandchildren, Sandy Cooke, Scott and Crista Cooke, Justin Irick; sisters, Jane Smith and Jean Crowe, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Interment 11:30 a.m. Friday, Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

JENKINS, HELEN (GRANNY) CHANDLER - age 72, born Dec. 29, 1925, passed away June 24, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Evangelistic Center in Clinton. Retired nurse from St. Mary's Medical Center after 23 years of service. Dispatcher for Claxton Volunteer Fire Dept. Preceded in death by parents, Nancy Chandler Smith and Henry Chandler; brothers, William and Amos Chandler; sister, Margaret Crawford; son-in-law, William Von Hardin. Survived by husband of almost 58 years, James Jenkins; daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Rev. Kenneth Ivey, Johnny and Dillis Freeman; son and daughter-in-law, James and Diana Jenkins, all of Claxton; grandchildren, Kenneth and Aleta Ivey of Knoxville, James E. and LaDonna Ivey of Dyersburg, Leslie and Rhett Turpin, Faith and Ace Carroll, Nancy Ivey, Billy Von and Tim Powers, Lee Ann and Jim Freels, all of Claxton, Joy Ivey, Dillis D. Freeman, Jr., both of Knoxville, and Hope and Will Waterson, Jim and Stephanie Jenkins, all of Powell, April and Duane Manning, Patrick, Erin and Keri Jenkins, all of Claxton; great-grandchildren, Troy, Brittany, and Austin Ivey, Nicholas and Ivey Turpin, Grayson Carroll, John Paul Powers, Hunter and Taylor Freels, and Kelsey Waterson; brother, Glen Smith of Knoxville; sister, Faye Smith of Paris, Tenn. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel, Rev. Kenneth Ivey officiating. Family and friends will meet at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens at 9:45 a.m. Friday for a 10 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Rd. 

JONES, JESSIE ROBINSON - age 86, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 1998, in Middlesboro, Ky., where she had lived for several years. Preceded in death by husband, Bert Jones in 1972; parents, Joseph and Betty Saylor Jones. Survivors: sisters, Elizabeth Shackelford of Atlanta, Ga., Ruth Rutherford of St. Charles, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Friday in Lenoir City Cemetery for graveside services, Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

KING, TINA SNEED - age 97, of South Knoxville, passed away at her home Wednesday, June 24, 1998. Member of Oakwood Primitive Baptist Church and a member of the Young at Heart Club for senior citizens. Survivors: son, Carl King; daughters, Lucille Irwin and Blanche Storm, all of Knoxville. Arrangements incomplete. 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. 

MAPLES, CARL F., SR. - age 77, of Knoxville, was born on November 4, 1920, and passed away on June 22, 1998. He was a graduate of Staunton Military Academy and Princeton University with both B.A. and M.F.A. degrees earned. He served as a U.S. Army Captain in the field artillery in the European Theatre during World War II. He received five Battle Stars and a Bronze Star for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of duty. Mr. Maples was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville, where he was former chairman of the board of deacons. He belonged to the downtown Sertoma Club, Shekinah Lodge #524 F.& A.M. and Knoxville Scottish Rite. He served on the board of both Park National Bank and First American National Bank and the University of Tennessee Development Council. After 41 years, he retired in 1990 from the architectural firm of Lindsey and Maples which he founded. Mr. Maples was preceded in death by his parents, Carl F. Maples and Laura Jane Maples Hall. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Maples; sister, Martha Maples McLean of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl F. and Donna Maples, Jr., Atlanta, Ga., David S. and Sallye Maples, Houston, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Bill Pickard, Fayetteville, Ark., Nancy and Chuck Welch, Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Knoxville, with Dr. David Hull and Rev. Dave Ward officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of First Baptist Church and Howard Bozeman, Caleb Riser, Marion Pickle and Glenn Lindsay. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 510 W. Main St., Knoxville, TN 37902 or favorite charity. Family will receive friends following the service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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

MILLER, MRS. BERNIE - of 2016 McClain Dr., departed this life, June 24, 1998, at home. She was a member of Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church. Widow of Don Miller, Sr. Survivors: devoted son and best friend, Donald Miller; devoted sister, Mrs. Ann Nance; brother, Pierceson (Vivian) Branner; brother-in-law, Daniel Crippen; and a host of nieces and nephews and many other devoted relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 27, 1998, 10:30-11 a.m. Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, College Church, Rev. George Whyte officiating. Entombment to follow at Highland South Cemetery, Chapman Highway. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

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. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MOORE, FRED JACKSON - 90, of Lake City, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at his home. Born November 10, 1907, in Morgan County, Tenn. He was a longtime employee of Magnet Mills, later working for Waste Management. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Clinton. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by wives, Cora Bullock Moore and Arietta Martin Moore. Survivors are son, Williard Moore of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Susan Messer of Fayetteville, Ga., Julianna Moore, Kirksville, Mo., Joey Moore of Powder Springs, Ga.; one great-grandson, Matthew Messer of Fayetteville, Ga.; sister, Elsie England of Claxton; three brothers, Francis Moore and Raymond Moore of Claxton and Lawrence Moore of Harriman. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Interment will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Zion Cemetery in Clinton with Rev. Justin Phillips officiating. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

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. 

PODESZWA, JOHN - age 66, of Knoxville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 23, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. He was a native of Yonkers, N.Y. and retired from IBM as a customer engineer. Mr. Podeszwa was a communicant of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut. He is survived by his loving family, wife, Florence Podeszwa, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and George Tutt, Collierville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Jeanne Podeszwa, Abingdon, Va.; mother, Florence Podeswa, Knoxville; and grandchildren, David Tutt, Kaithlyn Tutt, Daniel Podeszwa and Kathryn Podeszwa. Mr. Podeszwa is at Highland West Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection of Life will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Friday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd., Farragut with interment to follow at Highland West Cemetery. Highland West Funeral Home, 693-9547. 

RANKIN, MARY R. - age 79, of West Knoxville, passed away June 22, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. Member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Preceded in death by husband, Kent K. Rankin. Survivors: daughter, Virginia Taylor of Overland, Kansas; son, Kent K. Rankin, Jr. of Apollo Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Tony L. Taylor of Overland, Kansas, Deborah Wilmarth of Wellsville, Kansas, Donna Taylor of New York, N.Y., Mitchell and Jennifer Rankin of Knoxville, Lindsey and Garrett Rankin of Apollo Beach, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel King; and sister-in-law, Edith Moyers, both of Morristown. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Dr. Larry Fields officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

REED, MRS. ARLENE FRANCES - age 65, of Terrace Drive, Kingston, passed away Tuesday, June 23rd , at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. She was a member of Roane Church of Christ, Kingston, Kingston Order of Eastern Star and was preceded in death by husband, Walter Allen Reed; parents, Hartley and Mary Jane Shelburne Akers. She is survived by daughters, Brenda Sue Reed, Kingston, Pamela Arlene Reed, Washington, N.C.; sons, Walter A. (Buddy) Reed, Jr., Fayetteville, N.C., Steve Reed, Hartsville, S.C.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, "Bud" Akers, Roanoke, Va. Funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Roane Church of Christ, Kingston with Bro. Bill Yates officiating. Interment will follow in the Kingston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Mrs. Arlene Frances Reed. 

ROBERTS, ADA MAE - age 72, of Corryton, passed away Sunday, June 21, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Cora Lee Runyon; husband, Daniel Lee Roberts; sisters, Carrie Sellers and Louise Dotson. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jayne and Issac Hensley of Mascot; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Diane Roberts of Corryton, Carl and Kathy Roberts of Corryton, David and Betty Lou Roberts of Strawberry Plains, Ronald and Darlene Roberts of Corryton, Ricky Steve and Wanda Roberts of Knoxville, Danny Lee and Connie Roberts of Knoxville, Mark and Glenna Roberts of Knoxville; sons, Bobby Joe Roberts of Corryton, Michael Roberts of Corryton; sisters, Mary Bell Norton of Mascot, Gladys Wyrick of Blaine, Margaret Rutherford of Maynardville, Betty Parrott of Strawberry Plains; brothers, Robert E. Runyon of Mascot, Richard C. Runyon of Jefferson City, James Runyon of Maynardville; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary with Rev. Gary Beeler officiating with special singers the Wimms Family. Interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roseberry Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donald Roberts, Tony Roberts, Ronnie Ray Roberts, Jeff Hensley, Terry Hensley and Greg Hensley. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

We wish to apologize to the Ada Mae Roberts family for the errors in her obituary which ran incorrectly on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24th And June 25th ,in the Knoxville News-Sentinel's Obituary Column and for any additional grief or inconvenience these errors may have caused her family and their friends. 

ROBERTS, MYRA ELLEN - age 54, of Knoxville, passed away from this life into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 21, 1998. She lost a struggle with lung cancer. Myra put on Christ in baptism at an early age and had served him in the church for over 40 years. She had been an active member of Laurel Church of Christ for 20 years, teaching, loving and befriending many. Myra was a graduate of David Lipscomb College in Nashville and secretary and treasuer of LRM Corp. Myra was preceded in death by her father, L.D. Robinson. Myra was the wife and partner of Lynn Roberts and the mother of Bryan and Daniel Roberts; special mom to Jennifer Strickland, fianc‚ of Bryan, and Siderleny Casari of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Rebecca Robinson and sister, Carol Ann Robinson; other survivors include mother-in-law and father-in-law, Katherine and Fred Roberts; brother-in-law, Lewis Roberts; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Doug and Susan Roberts of Greeneville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Amy, Karen, Josh and Chris Roberts. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Laurel Church of Christ on Kingston Pike with Dr. Carlus Gupton, Mr. Ken Snell and Mr. John Mitchell officiating. Family and friends will meet 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Greene County for a 4 p.m. graveside service. Please make memorial gifts to My School or Christian Student Center, c/o Laurel Church of Christ, P.O. Box 10248, Knoxville, TN 37939. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

We wish to apologize to the Myra Ellen Roberts family for the error in her obituary which ran incorrectly on Wednesday, June 24th., 1998, in the Knoxville News-Sentinel's Obituary Column and for any additional grief or inconvenience this error may have caused her family and their friends. 

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. 

SAULPAW, GLENN WRIGHT - age 46, formerly of Knoxville and Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 22, 1998, at Asheville, N.C. He was born on July 31, 1951, in Watertown, N.Y. A graduate of Webb School of Knoxville, U.T., Knoxville, and U.T. Chattanooga, where he received his second degree and his master's in English Literature. Survived by mother, Dorothy "Dottie" Spearman Saulpaw of Knoxville; brothers and sister-in-law, Karl and Rosemary Saulpaw of St.Petersburg, Fla.; sister, Sarah McCloud of Dandridge, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, James and Angela Saulpaw of Knoxville; brother, Charles Saulpaw of Lithonia, Ga.; nephew/brother, Scott Saulpaw of Knoxville; Judy Giles of Chattanooga, Tenn., his special life partner; aunts, Doris Brown of Knoxville and Elizabeth Raimond of Calhoun, Tenn. His body is to be cremated and his ashes added to the area he loved, the Smokies and Appalachian Trail. A marker will be placed for him in the Saulpaw Cemetery, Calhoun, Tenn. The family request that any expressions of love be made to the Friends of the Smokies. Please feel free to visit the home of his mother or his brother, James on Thursday, June 25, 1998. 

SIMPSON, SANFORD EUGENE - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away June 24, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Preceded in death by father and mother, Curtis and Cora Simpson; sister, Curteese Simpson; stepdaughter, Brenda Faye Thomas. Survivors: former wife, Mrs. Bleaker Thomas; sons, Richard (Elisha), Murfreesboro, Tenn., Jeff (Safiyyah) Thomas, Knoxville; stepchildren, Charles, Yolanda, Tony Thomas, all of Knoxville, Carolyn Allen, Baton Rouge, La.; granddaughter, Mariah Thomas, Murfreesboro; step-granddaughter, Tisa Thomas, Nashville, Deborah Thomas, Knoxville; step-grandson, Damien Brynat, Baton Rouge, La., Brian Maull and Tony Thomas, Knoxville; cousins, Clifford and Irma Ross family of Knoxville; B. Corteze Tipton of Phillipi, W.Va. The family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Friday at Jarnigan's Chapel with funeral service to 1 p.m. with Rev. Leroy Franklin officiating. Interment to follow in Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Family will be at 3919 Porter Ave. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

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. Family and friends will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday with a Christian wake at 8 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

VALENTINE, REV. CURTIS RAY - age 75, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a Missionary Baptist minister, having pastored many area Baptist Churches in Blount and surrounding counties. He was a member of the Mountain View Lodge and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School class for many years. He was retired from ALCOA and a member of the 25 Year Service Club. He was preceded in death by a son, J.W. Valentine; parents, Jack and Quennie Valentine; six sisters; two brothers. Survivors include wife of 56 years, Glen Yates Valentine; son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Mildred Valentine of Mt. Juliet; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Ann and Paul Garland of Maryville; grandchildren, Randy and Deborah Garland, Suzanne and Tim Rollins, Angie and Steve Newell, Paula Cline; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Megan Rollins, Joshua and Lauren Newell, Candice and Bradley Cline; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mayme and Hobart Simerly, Imogene and Chester Reagon, Millie Tulloch; brother, Carl Valentine; nieces, nephew and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alvin Patton and Rev. Clifton Hearon officiating. The interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

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. 

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. 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, CORDELIA - age 91, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of the Trentville Community, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 1998, in Houston, Texas. A member of Trentville United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by brothers, Jack, Charlie, and Zollie; sisters, Elaine, Theonora, Audrey and Monalee. Survived by sister, Eldora Payne, Knoxville; and brothers, Woodrow Wilson, Knoxville; nephew, Buel David Wilson, Houston, Texas; and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, 1998, in the East Chapel of Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Rev. John Wilson officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Saturday at Trentville Cemetery for interment service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City, TN. (423) 475-3892. 

WILSON, DORIS NADINE BALES - 58, of New Market, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Holston Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Paul C. Wilson. Survived by daughters and son-in-law, Paula Guinn, Connie and Jeff Howard; grandchildren, Melinda and Bryan Guinn, Christy, Misty, and Ray Howard, all of New Market; sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace and Nolan Sharp of Knoxville, Opal and Bill Massengill of Jefferson City; brothers and sisters-in-law, J.R. and Sylvia Bales of Dandridge, Don and Mary Katherine Bales, Roy and Janie Bales, Troy and Rosa Lee Bales, all of New Market; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Chris, Brian, Tyler and Jordi Millington. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Fielden Chapel with Revs. Archie Elliott and Charles Courtney officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends Friday 7-9 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.

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