Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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AMYX, RILEY SAMUEL - age 71 of Knoxville died Sunday, June 21, 1998. He was a member of Living Waters Full Gospel Congregation. Mr. Amyx is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Amyx; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Ann Amyx, Sammy and Shannon Amyx all of Knoxville; five grandchildren; brother H.C. Amyx of Knoxville; sisters, Betty Beach of Baltimore, MD and Sue Long of Knoxville; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Howard Pannell officiating. Interment will follow in New Gray Cemetery. Pallbearers: Pete & Ricky Lane, Jimmy Hazelwood, Jerry Peavler, Dicky Singleton, and Leonard Collins. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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; two brothers 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. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Steve Brasher officiating. 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. 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. Family will receive friends immediately following the 6:30 p.m. chapel service Wednesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

COLLINS, VOLENA GRACE - age 68, of Knoxville, died 8:10 a.m. Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Vencor Hospital in Chattanooga. She was of the Baptist faith. Sadly missed by daughter and son-in-law, Mary "Suzie" and Jimmy Warren; son, Connie Collins, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Amanda Hurd, Jason and Jeremy Warren, Edward Collins, Daisy Falin-Collins. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Jim Whitson officiating. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Thursday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway. 

DOWNS, TITUS, SR. - of Knoxville, departed this life on Monday, June 22, 1998, at Fort Sanders Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later 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. 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. 

HARRELL, ROBERT E. (BOBBY) - age 62, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Albert J. Harrell. Survivors: mother, Vergie Moore Harrell of Sweetwater; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Ester Harrell of Franklin, N.C.; nephews and wife, Richard Eugene and Frances Harrell of Franklin, N.C., William Jack Harrill of Franklin, N.C.; great-nephews, Bill, Blake, Evan, Justin Harrell; great-niece, Cindy Mae Harrell; several aunts and uncles; a host of special friends. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Richard Harrell and Dr. Gerald Atkins officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. 

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. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HOPSON, EARL WILLIAM - age 60, of Talbott, passed away Monday, June 22, 1998. A member of Talbott Baptist Church. A retired employee of Phillips Consumer Electronic Corp. with 37 1/2 years service. Presently employed by Wal-Mart as a people greeter. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. George and Alice Hopson; and sister, Louvernia Driver. Survived by wife, Estel Manning Hopson, Talbott; son, Danny Hopson, Sevierville, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Ronnie Cox, Jefferson City; son, Mark Hopson, Knoxville; grandson, Daniel Hopson, New Market; brother, Ernest Hopson, Tazewell; sisters, Berniece Mullins, Treadway, Bobbie Kenner, Mooresburg and Charlene Posey, Tazewell. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Farrar's Chapel, Rev. Bill Witt officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home to proceed to Jefferson Memorial Gardens for 11 a.m. interment service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City, Tenn. 

HUDSON, MRS. FRANCES ELLEN SHARP (BABY DOLL) - of 1109 Beamon Lake Rd., entered into eternal rest June 20, 1998, at home. Preceded in death by father and mother, Dr. J. F. and Eva Head Sharp. She leaves to mourn her passing sister, Mrs. Willie Mae Hatley; niece, Queen Esther Robinson; nephews, Ted Sharp and Leroy Monday; great-niece, Paulette F. Arnold; great-great-nieces to include Kelli Arnold, Knoxville, Kamesa Arnold Albert, California; four great-nephews; sister-in-law, Mrs. Sally Sharp; and many devoted friends of Baltimore, Md.; many friends to include Mrs. Davis of Knoxville. Family will receive friends 6-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 6:30 with Rev. Larry Mathis officiating. Interment Friday 10 a.m. Oakland Cemetery. 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. 

JOHNSON, LOUISE EMMA - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Survivors: sons, Gary Stone, Richard Johnson; daughter, Linda Johnson. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 1998, at Calvary Cemetery. Father Xavier Mankel officiated. Arrangements were by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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. 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. 

LAYNE, MARGARET CURTIS - age 83, of Knoxville, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at Shannondale Nursing Home. Member of Second Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death in 1969 by husband, James W. Layne. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, William M. and Mary Curtis of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Alma Curtis, Sevierville; brother-in-law and wife, George R. Layne and Margaret; nephews, William H. Curtis and wife, Flo, Gordon Curtis and wife, Beverly, Steve Curtis, all of Knoxville, Chris Curtis and wife, Christa of Flagstaff, Ariz. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Dr. Arnold B. Lovell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

LONG, LARRY JOE - age 50, of Maryville, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was an employee of Young Broadcasting, Inc. WATE TV Channel 6 of Knoxville for 23 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Jack Long; and brother, Jackie Lee Young. Survivors include daughters, Rachel and Lori Long of Maryville; mother, Susie Kate Long of Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Deanea Sue and Don Davis of Alpharetta, Ga.; nieces, Kelly Ohal, Norene Hayes, both of New York, Cathy Owens of Texas, Teresa Keene of Virginia; nephews, Donnie Davis of Montana, Michael Long of Johnson City; friend, Cris Lane; special friend for many years, Jimmy Millsaps. Family and friends will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at Forest Hill Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Bill White officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home or at the home of Susie Kate Long. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge. 

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, 501 Main St., Knoxville, TN 37901 or favorite charity. Family will receive friends following the service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MERRITT, JACK P. - age 84, of Knoxville, died Sunday, June 21, 1998 at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of the Episocpal Church of the Ascension. Born on March 21, 1913, in Fall City, NB. Veteran of U.S. Army serving as an officer in World War II in the South Pacific and the Philippines. He joined Gaetz Brewery, St. Joseph, Missouri in 1946. Transferred to Knoxville as Retail Sales Manager and retired in 1978. Longtime member of Masonic Lodge and active in the Shriners. Preceded in death by wife, Thelma Merritt, who died on June 2, 1998. Survivors: Brother-in-law, Ret. Col. W.W. Johnson of Lampac, CA., Curtis L. Johnson of Pelham, Al. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial service for Jack and Thelma Merritt will be held 3:00 P.M., Wednesday at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension with the Rev. Gordon Temple officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, Tn 37919 or Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MOORE, EDNA MARIE (YEATMAN) - 79, passed away Monday morning, June 22, 1998, at Heritage Center of Morristown, where she had been a resident since January 1997. She was the widow of P.H. (Bill) Moore and the daughter of the late William Eugene and Florence Edna Ivy Yeatman. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Morristown and a former member of Central Baptist Church in Knoxville, the Married Couples Sunday School class and the Willing Workers Sunday School class in Morristown. She was a 1936 graduate of Knoxville Catholic High School and attended Knoxville Business School. She and her husband were former owners of the Big Chief Motel in Bean Station from 1955-1973. She was a charter member of the Knoxville Toastmistress Club and former member of the Knoxville Women's Club. She was a member of the Cavett Station Daughters of the American Revolution, Hamblen Historical Society, charter member of the Hamblen County Genealogist Society and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Janette Yeatman and Ernestine Sullivan Yeatman. She is survived by a son, Joe Moore and daughter-in-law, Jackie Collette Moore, Morristown; stepdaughter, Josie Elizabeth Swann of Dandridge; and stepson, Robert Lee Moore of Sevierville; grandsons, Tim, Jeff, and Greg Moore of Morristown; great-granddaughter, Peyton Moore of Morristown; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; nephew, John F. Lonas and wife, Charlene of Norris; numerous grand and great-grandnieces and nephews; cousins, Elizabeth Stiltner Bryant of Chattanooga and Allyne Ledgerwood Phillips of Madison, Wis.; special friend, Nellie Collette of Bean Station. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Davis officiating. Interment will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville. The family will receive friends from 6-8 prior to the service at Allen Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 504 W. Main Street or the Hamblen County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1213, Morristown, TN 37815. 

MOUNT, CLARA ELIZABETH - age 76, of South Knoxville, passed away June 20, 1998 at her home. Retired Secretary with the Department of Human Services. Preceded in death by husband Carl C. Mount and mother, Lula McMackin. Survivors: Cousin: Bob Elliott. Funeral 8 PM Wednesday, Berry Chapel, Rev. David Abernathy officiating. Interment 10AM Thursday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Friends may call from 7-8 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

OWNBY, RALPH - age 75, of Gatlinburg, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Ft. Sanders-Sevier Medical Center. He was preceded in death by children, Barbara Huskey and Dan Ownby; parents, Ennis and Ezalee Ownby; brothers, Carl and Jack Ownby; sister, Dell Ownby. Survivors: wife, Ruth C. Ownby; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Jim Johnson, Gatlinburg, Ann and Tom Vance, Sevierville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Donna Gale Ownby, Seymour, Max and Sandra Ownby, Dandridge; son-in-law, William L. Huskey; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday in Proffitt Cemetery with Rev. Bill Merritt officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

PETRUSKA, MARIETTA BOONE - age 81, of Maryville, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Survivors include husband, Walter Petruska; nieces, Shirley Blevins, Paulette Gossett, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, JoAnn Bauer of Tallahassee, Fla., Peggy Rutledge of Titusville, Fla. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sherwood Mausoleum for the entombment service with John Bender, minister officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

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. 

RICHARDSON, H. McHENRY - 96, of Norris, died Monday at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. A native of LaFollette. He worked his way through the University of Tennessee to a degree in engineering in 1929. He began working as an engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1933, soon after the agency was established. He leaves his wife, Sara Cheek Richardson of Norris; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank M. and Sherry Richardson of Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren, Cameron Richardson of Franklin, N.C. and Scott Richardson of Portugal; sister, Jenny Lee Hupple of Orlando, Fla. He was a long-time member of the Norris Religious Fellowship. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Norris Memorial Gardens with Dr. Robert M. Puckett and Dr. Keith Haverkamp officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial gifts to the Norris Religious Fellowship, P.O. Box 267, Norris, TN 37828. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements. 

ROBERTSON, CLIFF - age 89, of Speedwell, passed away June 22, 1998, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Born January 28, 1909, in Goin, Tenn. a son of the late Jonathan and Sarah Elizabeth Cawood Robertson. Member of Haynes Flat Baptist Church and Powell Valley Masonic Lodge #488. He owned and operated Powell Valley Motor Co. since 1934 and was a mechanic for 75 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Lon, John and Maynard Robertson; sisters, Jannie, Liza and Hattie. Survivors: wife, Eula Gray Bryant Robertson, Speedwell; son and wife, Larry and Kay Robertson, Speedwell; grandson, David Robertson; sister, Ella Robertson Tolliver, Rockwood, Tenn. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Ellis Hoskins and Rev. Gary Mundy officiating. Music by Jay and Betty Dyer. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday in the Robertson Family Cemetery. Pallbearers: Edwin Robertson, Mike Robertson, Craig Robertson, Junior Robertson, Wayne Robertson and Kenny Treece. Honorary pallbearers: E. Oscar Robertson, Lawrence "Cotton" Robertson, Audie Evans and Ronnie Renfroe. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

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 secetary 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. 

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. 

SHIPLEY, MRS. SYLVIA LUCILLE RIGGS - age 84, of Fountain City, died 2:40 a.m. Monday, June 22, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. A longtime member of Greenway Baptist Church and the Nema Hale Sunday School class. Preceded in death by husband, James Shipley. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra May and Ray Evans, Sharon and Pat Hogan; son and daughter-in-law, Billy J. and Pat Shipley, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Gary Shipley, Debbie Saracinni, Shelley Ward, Tim May and Marty Dike; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Shipley and Blair Dike; brothers, Tom Riggs and Clarence Riggs, both of Knoxville, Jerry Riggs, Savannah, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Steve Lakin and Rev. Herbert Jones officiating. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway. 

SPURGEON, ZOLA MABLE - 92, of Sevierville, died Tuesday, June 22, 1998, at Life Care Center in Morristown. She professed faith in Jesus Christ at an early age. She attended Dorlam Bell Presbyterian Boarding School in Asheville and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Draughns Business College. She worked in the Pentagon prior to enlisting in the Army Air Corps during World War II and returned to Sevier County as a teacher until her retirement. Preceded in death by her parents, James M. and Laura Anne Breeden Spurgeon; brothers, William, Carl, Robert and Thomas Spurgeon; sisters, Carrie Henry, Esther Reagan and Zula Breeden. Survivors: several nieces and nephews including Christine Reagan Goan of Morristown who has cared for her since May 1992. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Cemetery for graveside service and interment, Rev. Andy Ball officiating. Friends may cal at their convenience Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. 

STEVENS, MATTHEW CHARLES - age 37, of Knoxville, passed away June 22, 1998, at his home. He was a shipping clerk for Merita Bakery. Preceded in death by parents, Melvin Charles and Rita Stevens. He was known as an earnest and honest person. Survivors: wife, Katherine Stevens; children, Erica, Shea, Buddy, Mitchell, Alex and Chelsie; brother, David Stevens; sisters, Pamela and Laura; mother, Mary Stevens; nieces, Rebecca Mayton and Kelly Beckner; nephew, Joe Mayton; brothers-in-law, Richard, Steve and Ray Beckner and Leonard Leffew; sisters-in-law, Vicki and Robin Beckner, Leah Beckner, Ann Beckner; mother-in-law, Geraldine Beckner. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

THOMAS, WILLIAM L. "BILL" - age 74, of Lake City, Tenn., passed away June 22, 1998, at the Methodist Medical Center. He was born August 3, 1923, in Danville, Va. He was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church. He was a supervisor at Riches department store, he was a manager of LaFollette Auto Parts, and also for Southern Railroad. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kelly R. Johnson; parents, Earnest L. and Beatrice Burgin Thomas; brother, Grady Sylvester Thomas. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Helen Easterly Thomas, Lake City; daughter, Karen Lynn (Thomas) Johnson, Lake City; son and daughter-in-law, David William and Linda Thomas, Lockhart, Texas; granddaughter, Kathy Johnson, Tampa, Fla.; grandsons, David E. Thomas, Lockhart, Texas, Carl L. Thomas, Lockhart, Texas; sister-in-law, Thelma Easterly, Lake City. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Cox-Martin Chapel. Service 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Johnson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lake City, Tenn. Full military honors at graveside. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements. 

WEBB, TROY LUTHER - age 80, of Laguna Hills, Calif. formerly of Lenoir City, passed away June 21, 1998, in California. Survivors: wife, Ruby Webb of Laguna Hills, Calif.; daughters, Nancy Walden and Becky Couch of Costa Mesa, Calif.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister and brother-in-law, Imogene and Douglas Hooker, Loudon; brother, Leonard Webb of Knoxville. Memorial service 1 p.m. June 24, 1998, at McCormick Mortuary, Laguna Hills, Calif. Burial Ed Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, Calif. Courtesy of Click's Lenoir City.

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