Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ANDERSON, LORINE - of Knoxville, passed away on Friday,
June 19, 1998 at Fort Sanders Hospital. Survived by her son, Antonio Christopher
Anderson of Knoxville; sisters, Geraldine Douglass and Kathy Anderson of
California; cousins, Johnnie Mae Branner, Jackie Stacy and Kathy Stacy
of Knoxville; and a host of other relatives and friends. "Baby girl you're
still a Rose." Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at
Unity Mortuary Chapel at 12:00 noon. Rev. Leroy Franklin, officiating.
Interment at Mount View Cemetery, Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
BRINDLEY, MILDRED M. - of Alcoa, died Sunday, June 21, 1998. She was born in Forrest City, Ark., attended William Woods College in Forrest City, Ark. and George Peabody College in Nashville. She was a member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church, she was a retired school teacher and member of the Retired Teachers Association and a charter member of A.D.K. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Brindley and son, Wallace M. Brindley. Survivors include grandson, James Wallace Brindley; sister, Elizabeth Dyer of Eaglesville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Grace McDaniel of Forrest City, Ark.; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Mary Blackburn of Maryville. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Green and Rev. Ken Green officiating. The entombment will follow in Grandview Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
BURNS, EDNA ORENE - of Lenoir City, passed away Monday evening, June 22, 1998, at the Loudon Health Care Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. Preceded in death by her husband, B.J. Burns. Survived by her daughter, Pat Lester of Madisonville; grandchildren, Dennis Lester of Sweetwater and Mike Lester of South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Bradley Lester, Stephanie Lester, and Christen Lester; special friend, Joy Grubb of Lenoir City. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
CASEY, HOYT - age 85, of Route 1 in Woodbine, Ky., passed away Thursday, June 18, 1998, at his home. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a volunteer at St. Gerard Pro-Life Center. He was a veteran of World War II and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Weaver's Cafeteria and T.V.A., Knoxville, Tenn. He attended Berea Academy in 1930. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and railroad retiree. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Julie Hubbs Casey; and two brothers, Shirley Bill Casey and Walter Casey. He is survived by one brother, Cager Casey of Woodbine; two sisters, Mary Zeller and husband, Paul of Bloomington, Ind. and Azelea Rains of Woodbine; one special niece, Sandra Dodson of Woodbine; three nephews, Joe and wife, Jan Zeller of New Baden, Ill, Ken and wife, Eda Rains of Oak Harbor, Wash. and Don and wife, Juanita Casey of Tennessee; and a number of friends and relatives to mourn his passing. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Roger Arnsparger officiating. Burial was in the Lee Cemetery at Woodbine. The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Hart Funeral Home. Rosary was prayed Saturday, 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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.
COTTER, CHARLES J. - 54, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, June 22, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was employed by Morristown Power and Water Dept. Preceded in death by wife, Mary E. Cotter; parents, Edith and Bill Cotter; uncles, Tennis H. Cotter and J.O. Klepper. Survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and L.M. Whillock of Talbott, Mary Ruth and Eddie Collins, Ann and Gary Ashley; nephews, Randy, Jason, and Phillip Ashley; uncle, K.I. Cotter, all of Jefferson City; cousin, James Klepper of Knoxville; many other cousins and relatives; sister-in-law, Martha; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fielden Chapel with Rev. James Kinser officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will be at the home of K.I. Cotter. Memorial donations may be made to the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
ESSARY, CARSON E. - age 83, of Tazewell, Tenn., was born May 21, 1915, and passed away June 22, 1998, at the Claiborne County Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ida (Neely) Essary. He professed faith in Christ at an early age and was a member of the Cedar Fork Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He is survived by wife of 56 years, Beulah (Hurst) Essary of Tazewell, Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Floyd Ball of Tazewell, Tenn., Patricia and Mark Campbell of Tazewell, Tenn., Diane and Terry Givens of Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Roscoe Oxford of New Tazewell, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kendall and Renate' Walker, Melissa and Maxwell Daniels, Brandon Givens, Samantha Ball; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Ashley Daniels, Brooke Walker; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at the Claiborne Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Cole, Rev. Steve Widner and Rev. Mark Campbell officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before services. Music by the Liberty Quartet. Burial in the Irish Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Bill Poore, Allen Hurst, David Turnmire, Charles Harris, Zane Mills, Junior Buchanan. Honorary pallbearers: James Essary, Cecil Essary, Bob McVey, Rev. Sammy Givens, Vernon Newby, Beverly Hurst, Delmas Turnmire and Jim Bailey. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
FORD, CARL H. - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away June 21, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Mr. Ford was a veteran of the Navy serving during WWII. He is also a life member of the D.A.V. Born April 10, 1907, to the late James W. and Annie Bell Guffey Ford. Preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin, Clarence, and John Ford; and by one sister, Lucille Lovelace. Survived by his wife, Rosa E. Greene Ford of Knoxville; one brother, Frank and wife, Virgie Ford of Knoxville; two sisters, Ella Mae Wilson and husband, Claude of Knoxville, and Frances Bailey, also of Knoxville; brother-in-law, Don Greene of Clinton, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Services will be Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. Hurbert Diggs officiating. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 for the 11 a.m. interment. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home Tuesday night. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements.
FORD, MRS. PATTY TURNER - of 6925 Meadowland Drive, entered into eternal rest, June 22, 1998, at home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary, in charge.
HENDERSON, EVA MAE - age 37, Old Edgemore Lane, Clinton, Tenn., Claxton Community, passed away Sunday at Methodist Medical Center. Eva worked as a cashier at the Bread Box in Claxton for several years. Member of Valley View United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by Ma Maw and Pa Paw, Floyd and Willa Mae Henderson; godparents, Everette and Naomi McCloud and; Pa Paw, William Wayne Nelson. Survivors: mother, Wanda Nelson Henderson, Claxton; father, Larry Bruce Henderson of Oak Ridge; sisters, Robin and her husband, William Banks of Claxton, Stacie and her husband, Lawrence Lunsford of Claxton; grandmother, Eva Jane Nelson of Claxton; nieces, Heather Jane Henderson of Claxton, Trista Kayla Lunsford of Claxton; nephew, Edward "L.J." Lunsford of Claxton; goddaughter, Celeste Martin of Jacksboro, Tenn.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; best friend, Jennifer Harness of Claxton. Pallbearers: Tommy Nelson, Earl Hartsel, Wesley Franse, Kindall Franse, Joe Henderson, Jack Henderson, David Hobby, Joe Nelson, William Banks and Lawrence Lunsford. Honorary pallbearers: Wayne Nelson, Gerald Nelson and Ralph Franse. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Valley View United Methodist Church, Rev. David Lord and Rev. Steve Evans officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Body will lie in state one hour before services at the church. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
HENSLEY, MRS. SAMMIE - of Seymour, passed away Monday, June 22, 1998, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. Sammie will be greatly missed as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Knoxville. She recently retired after 25 years of service at Levi's in Powell. She is survived by her husband, Steve Hensley; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Pete Kirby, Sherry and Greg Whaley; sisters, June Kennedy, Velma Talley, Norma Lebow, and Vickie Smith; brothers, Steve and Kenneth Roberts; grandchildren, Savannah and Tanner Kirby, Celeste and Steven Whaley; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Daisy Roberts; and brother, Roy Roberts. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Highland South Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in the Highland South Cemetery with the Rev. Kurt Franklin officiating. Highland South Funeral Home and Cemetery in charge of arrangements, 573-7300.
HILL, CHARLES WAYNE, SR. - age 57, of Maryville, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Tuckaleechee Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Eugene and Martha Hancock Hill. Survivors: wife, Hazel Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Wayne, Jr. and C.V. Hill of Knoxville; sons, Shane Eugene Hill of Maryville, Charles Wayne Hill III of Knoxville; daughter, Shelia Michelle Perry of Knoxville; stepchildren, Janie McBride of Greenfield, Tenn., Brenda Gail Banks, Janice Ogle and Rita Pierce, all of Maryville; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special friends, Jean Fuller. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 1998, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Rev. Barry Woods officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Centennial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
HILL, ROBERT CHARLES (BOBBY) - age 33, of Madisonville, passed away 11:15 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: wife, Nancy Allison Hill; daughter, Dessiree Danelle Hill, Madisonville; stepson, Charles Adam Davis, Chattanooga; parents, Herman and Mamie Hill, Madisonville; sister and brother-in-law, Vickie and Allen Cansler, Vonore; nieces, Andrea, Keshia, Brittany, Haley and Sarah Cansler, all of Vonore; aunts and uncles, Mike Sloan, Eddie and Cindy Sloan, Roena Pettijohn, all of Delano, Donald Hill, South Carolina, Paul and Ruth Hill, Paul and Gail Welch, Carolyn Sloan, all of Madisonville, Don and Moonie Sloan, Eva Long, all of Tarboro, N.C., Don and Janet Hudson, Claxton; several cousins. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
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, Head 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.
KEIRSEY, LILLIAN M. - of Campbell, Ohio, age 71, died at the residence Sunday. She was born on July 9th., 1926, in Knoxville, the daughter of Sylvester and Myrtle Branch Osborne. She moved to Youngstown , Ohio, in 1957. She retired from Revco Drug Store in 1988 after 25 years of service. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Temple. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Elijah N. Keirsey, whom she married January 27th, 1942. Survived by two sons, James C. of Toronto, Ohio, Michael L. of Lowellville, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. Ola Perry, Mrs. Edna Mills, Mrs. Bessie Phillips and Miss Ann Adkins, all of Knoxville, Mrs. Ruth Brabston of Rutledge, Tenn.; brother, Kenneth Osborne of Knoxville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Services at 11 a.m. Preceded in death by four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Leona Perry, Mrs. Gladys French, Mrs. Flora Parker, Mrs. Opal Flynn, and brother, Gene Osborne. Wasko Funeral Home, Campbell, Ohio 44405 in charge.
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.
LEE, CECIL (CEE-CEE) LEONA - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday morning, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center following an illness. Native of Knox County, she was a retired cashier for the Knoxville City Schools cafeteria department following 30 years of service, and she touched the hearts of many through her dedication as a Sunday School teacher and devoted member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church of Knoxville. Preceded in death by her parents the late William Washington and Margaret Melinda Burris Lyke; husband, W. Frank Lee; two sisters and four brothers. She is survived by son, Cecil W. "Sonny" Lee of Knoxville; daughter, Shirley L. Capps and husband, Fred L. Capps of Knoxville; grandchildren, Joseph W. Lee and wife, Missy A. Lee of Knoxville; Jeffrey S. Lee and wife, Susan E. Lee of Maryville; great-grandson, Jacob William Lee; and favorite companion, her dog "Willie"; also surviving other family members and many friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. Eugene Leamon officiating. The family will gather with friends at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. committal service at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Lee, Jeff Lee, Bob Lee, Bill Farmer, Jimmy Farmer and Danny Ballinger. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. before the funeral service on Tuesday. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
McCROY, TONY EDWARD - age 34, of Maryville, died Sunday, June 21, 1998. He was an employee of the Knoxville Metropolitan Airport Authority. Survivors include: wife, Lisa Holder McCroy; daughters, Kendra McCroy, Kim Knight; parents, Edward Gary and Pauline McCroy of Maryville; sisters, Regina Hornsby of Maryville, Sherry Self of Knoxville; brother, Jeffrey Scott McCroy of Creve Coeur, Ill.; grandparents, Fate McCroy of Alcoa, Velma Grindstaff of Maryville; several aunts and uncles. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Hart officiating. The interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
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.
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.
OWENS, BERTHA MAE (TURNER) - age 83, of North Knoxville, died suddenly 1:02 a.m. Sunday, June 21, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of City View Baptist Church and the Euzelian Sunday School class. Preceded in death by her husband, Guy H. Owens. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ray Burgess, San Antonio, Texas; grandson and wife, Scott and Vicky Manis, Harlingen, Texas; granddaughter and husband, Shelia and Kerry Murphy, Caty, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Gregory Manis; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Earl Brown, Mason, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Toby Everett and Rev. Gene Hurley officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Scott Manis, Kerry Murphy, James Turner, Steve Brown, David Brown, and James P. Wooten. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
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. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Merritt officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday in Proffitt Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
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, 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.
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. 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 Mr. 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. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SEALS, CHARLES ROLAND SR. - age 58 of Lenoir City passed away Sunday afternoon June 21, 1998 at Park West Hospital. Charles was a member of Blue Stem Baptist Church in Copperas Texas where he had made his home. Preceded in death by sons, Charles Roland Seals Jr. and Bart Wayne Seals; father, Herbert Seals; brothers, Bobby Seals, Frankie Underwood and Ray Underwood; Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Albert Heller of Las Vegas Nevada, Jo Allison Seals of Burnett Texas, son, Carl Clayton Seals of Copperas Cove Texas; grandchildren, Sean Layla Beth and Samantha Rhea; mother and step father, Carolyn and Hobert Scott of Lenoir City, sisters, Ann and Donnie Petty of Chattanooga, Linda and James Wolfenbarger, Faye and Mike Rice all of Lenoir City, Betty and Jack Decker of Cleveland, Pat Lane of Loudon, brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnnie and Mary Seals of Lenoir City, Jimmy and Jo Ann Seals, Doyle and Rogene Jackson all of Illinois, Doug Jackson of Loudon; several nieces and nephews; Funeral services 2 P.M. Wednesday Click Funeral Home Chapel Rev. George Seay and Rev. Gary Bingham officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
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. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Steve Lakin and Rev. Herbert Jones officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Family will receive friends 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway.
SHULTS, BEULAH McCAMPBELL -age 71, of Paint Brush Way, Flat Gap Community, New Market, TN passed away 12:10 A.M. Monday, June 22, 1998 at her home following an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 6, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Walter and Ollie McCampbell. Member of the McCampbell's Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors: Husband: Fred Shults, Sons: Michael Chezek of Hubert, NC, Marc Chezek of Reno, NV, Fred Shults Jr. of New Market. Daughters: Rosemary Rierson of Brevard, NC, Barbara Rodgers of Harrisburg, IL. 10 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren. Brothers: William Morris (Jack) McCampbell and Walter Bryan (Pete) McCampbell. Sisters: Trula Rebecca Carman and Eva Lena Melvin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2:00 PM from the McCampbells Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Nicholson and Rev. Bob Gonia officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Body to lie in state at the church one hour before services. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Gideons, % of Charles Briggs, 712 Briggs Rd., Dandridge, TN 37725. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
SMITH, JAMES EDD - 75, of LaFollette, died Sunday at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. Survivors: wife, Blanche (Goins) Smith; sons, James M. Smith, Jacksboro, Clyde E. Smith, Caryville, Carl L. Smith, LaFollette; sister, Lotti Smith, Harlan, Ky.; grandchildren, Jamie, Keisha, Jennifer Smith, LaFollette, Melissa Poston, LaFollette, Michael, Preston and Matthew Smith, Jacksboro, Sheila Aponte, Orlando, Fla.; one great-grandchild. Visitation 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday with funeral at 7:30 p.m. at Roach Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Charles "Jack" Goins officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at Well Springs Cemetery. Roach Mortuary, LaFollette, in charge.
SMITH, VERNIE LEE JR. - age 57, of Lake City, passed away Sunday, June 21, 1998 at his residence. He was a former Instrument Technician for Lockheed Martin in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He was a member of Covenant Life Worship Center in Lake City. He was also a Veteran of the United States, Navy. Born June 22, 1940 in Lake City, Tennessee. Preceded in death by parents, Vernie Lee, Sr. & Claude Elizabeth Smith. Survivors: Wife, Maxine Jackson Smith, Lake City, Daughter, Donna Walker and husband, Nick, Lake City, Sons, Vernie Lee Smith, III & wife, Lisa, Lake, City, Jason Ryan Smith, Lake City, Sisters, Margaret "Boots" Tucker & husband, Bob, Lake City, Mildred "Mickey" Reed & husband, Bruce, Lake City, Anna Lou Ayers & husband, Bill, Knoxville. Brother, Tom Smith & wife, Pat, Lake City, Grand-daughter, Rachel Smith, Lake City, Grandson, Nicholas Walker, Lake City, Several nieces & nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with funeral service following at 8:00 pm in the chapel with the Rev. Tony McAfee and Rev. Brian Courtney officiating. Interment will be help at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at Oak Grove Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Lake city in charge of all arrangements.
STONE, HAROLD THOMAS - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, June 20, 1998. Graduate of U.T. Served as captain in the Air Force during WWII. Member and deacon emeritus of New Hopewell Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Ross W. and Adria Stone; and brother, Ross W. Stone, Jr. Survivors: wife, Mae Julian Hillard Stone; sister, Mary Ruth Warwick; brothers, Charles A. Stone and wife, Ethel, John William Stone and wife, Jane; four nieces and three nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, June 22, 1998, in the Berry Chapel with Rev. Herschel Sizemore and Rev. Eric Boyer officiating. Interment Tuesday 11 a.m. at New Hopewell Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jimmy Warwick, David Warwick, Robert Beard, Fred Ford, Swan Tipton, Ralph Whaley, Winford Hodges and William Walker. Memorials may be made to Baptist Hospice 137 Blount Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements byBerry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
WESTMORELAND, MRS. DORIS SHELTON - 81, of 1042 Ebert St., Winston-Salem, N.C., died Monday, June 22, 1998, at her residence after three years of declining health. She was born March 23, 1917, in Pittsylvania County, Va. to the late Lillian Florence and Percy Gold Shelton. She was first a homemaker spending her time in loving devotion to her family. She later worked part-time at Davis Department Store, Children's Department, Thruway. She was an active member of Ardmore United Methodist Church for 55 years where she served in many capacities, including the Administrative Board. As a young woman she joined the Alma Nunn Sunday School class forming friendships with other special ladies that spanned the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Roberta Fries Circle. Mrs. Westmoreland was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Caroline Johnson Westmoreland; and her brothers, Morris Gaither Shelton, Windsor Gold Shelton, and Herbert Gordon Shelton. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles Wade Westmoreland; one son, Charles Wade Westmoreland, Jr. and his wife, Annette Hancock Westmoreland of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Diane Westmoreland Haynes of Johnson City, Tenn. and Elaine Westmoreland White and her husband, Joseph Michael White of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Adam Charles Westmoreland of Wilmington, Robert Wesley Haynes of Johnson City, Olen Glen Haynes of Knoxville, Shelton Haynes Gray and her husband, David Harrison Gray of Knoxville, Charles Hancock Daniel of Winston-Salem, William Harland Daniel of Winston-Salem, Loyd Russell Daniel III and his wife, Lucy Johnson Daniel of Atlanta, Joseph Michael White III and his wife, Alyssa Migliarese White of Winston-Salem, Joley Michelle White of Minneapolis; and five great-grandchildren, Russ, David, Michael, Zachary, and Ralph. The funeral will be held Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Ardmore United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem by Dr. William T. Medlin III. Interment will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Ardmore United Methodist Church, Organ Fund, 630 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
WORLEY, NANCY ELLA GALLAHER - died at home in Brentwood, Tenn., on June 22, 1998, of natural causes. She was born July 8, 1914, at Laurel Banks, the ancestral home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin Gallaher, on the Clinch River near Wheat in Roane County, Tenn. She was the sixth generation in Tennessee of this pioneer family, a lineal descendant of James Gallaher who in Revolutionary times settled with his wife, Sarah on his plantation on the Nolichucky River at the mouth of Big Limestone in Washington County, Tenn. Her mother, nee Eliza Reese Martin, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson Martin of Lovely Springs on the Tennessee River above Kingston, Tenn. Mrs. Worley was a graduate of Wheat High School. She left the University of Tennessee after two years to wed Edward B. Worley of Nashville, her husband for 62 years, who died on August 24, 1996. They both were preceded in death by their second son, William F. Worley, Lt. USN, of Nashville, a fighter pilot veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and soloist pilot with the Blue Angels, who died honorably in the service of our country on January 14, 1968. Her home she blessed with constant care and good taste in all things. Cross and profane words never fell from her lips. Her faith in Jesus Christ lighted her life and shed its gentle glow around all she did and upon all she served. She sang more than 30 years in the Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Nashville and her children were reared and baptized in that church. She was a regular in the kitchen of the Downtown Presbyterian Church for the Monday Businessmen's Luncheon service. She was active in the leadership of the Tennesseeans for POW-MIA's. She was a member of the Blue Angels Association and of the Belmont Church, Nashville. She is survived by her youngest son, Robert M. Worley of Brentwood; her daughter, Nancy (Mrs. John) Rennie of Knoxville; her eldest son, Edward B. Worley of Fort Worth; her granddaughter, Elizabeth Worley; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville and visitation the evening before from 5-8 p.m. at the Brentwood Funeral Home on Church St. E. in Brentwood. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Walden's Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 641, Joelton, TN 37080 and to the Tennessee Organization of Deaf-Blind, Inc., 1809 Hillmont Blvd., Suite B-2, Nashville, TN 37215.