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AMBURN, MYRTLE WALKER RUSSELL - age 89, of Maryville, died Friday, June 19, 1998, at Asbury Acres Health Care Center. She was a devout Christian. Mrs. Amburn was preceded in death by her husband, John Amburn; son, R.F. Russell; parents, Levi and Susie Walker; brothers, Clarence and Roy; sister, Mabel Walker; son-in-law, Ralph Keller. Survivors include daughter, Dorothy Keller of Alcoa; daughter and son-in-law, Edith and Hayden Scarbrough of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, John and Janice Ambern of Knoxville; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Jay and Edith Amburn of Maryville; daughter-in-law, Ruth Russell; grandchildren, Ronald, Steve, and Mike Russell, Barbara Russell, Christine Scarbrough, Kay Mason, Scott Keller, James and Albert Scarbrough, Janet Reneau, Kenneth Scarbrough and Tammy Sue Hudson; 24 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Brumley and Darryl Tripp officiating. The interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in West Miller's Cove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.

 
BAKER, MR. ROBERT M., SR. - age 68, passed away Friday, June 19, 1998. He retired after many years as a teacher and coach from the Knox Co. School System. He was a member of Gideons International. As a member of West Hills Presbyterian Church he was an active elder and Sunday school teacher. A devoted husband, loving father and grandparent, and dedicated friend. He is survived by his wife Barbara Baker; two daughters, Joni Maples and Robyn Eaton, both of Knoxville; two sons, Mike Baker of Knoxville, Joe Baker of Atlanta; one sister, Shirley Abbey of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, June 22, 1998 at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery following the funeral. The Rev. Scott Horne and Dr. Fred Fowler will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mercy Fund, West Hills Presbyterian Church, 7600 Bennington, Knoxville, TN 37909 or to Gideons International, Box 1452, Knoxville, TN 37901. Highland Memorial Funeral Home and cemetery in charge of arrangements. (588-0567) 
 

BATSON, MISS NELL - age 99 years, 11 months, of Newport Highway, Dandridge, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon, June 20, 1998, at Fort Sanders Sevier County Medical Center in Sevierville. She was a member of The Burchfield Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sisters, Ruth Batson of Dandridge, Alma Miller of Dandridge; brother and sister-in-law, Roosie and Alma Batson of Dandridge; sister-in-law, Bashie Batson of Dandridge; four nephews; two nieces; one special nephew, Condon Batson; one special niece, Donna Etherton. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday evening, June 22, 1998, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in Dandridge with Rev. Cecil Baxter and Rev. John Crabtree officiating. Graveside service and interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 23, 1998, in the Fox Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening, prior to services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 162 East Meeting Street, Dandridge, TN 37725. Phone 423-397-2711. 
 

BLANC, HENRY DANIEL II - age 70, of Jefferson City, died Thursday, June 18, 1998, at 3:40 p.m. in Saint Mary's Medical Center at Knoxville, Tennessee, after a valiant struggle with multiple myeloma. Born in Knoxville, Henry grew up in Jefferson City, Tennessee, earning his Eagle Scout rank and participating in church and community affairs. He was a graduate of the Baylor School in Chattanooga and the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. In recognition of his football achievements there, William and Mary recently honored Henry with membership in its Athletic Hall of Fame. Though not a graduate of Carson-Newman College, Henry continued a family tradition of support of the college spanning four generations into the early 1900's. He followed his grandfather's steps in service on the board of trustees, tirelessly working to promote the best interests of the college for many years until his health required his resignation from this fellowship he so dearly loved. Carson-Newman honored Henry for his devoted service with an honorary doctorate degree on May 10, 1997. In 1950, Henry began his life's work at Blanc and West Lumber Company, the family business which began operation in 1935 at its present location in Jefferson City. He was still active in the management until the last few days of his life. For many years, Henry served as an active deacon of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City as well as teaching a Sunday School class and working on various committees. He was a member of the Mossy Creek lodge No. 353, F&AM and the American Legion. Son of the late Adrian and Fred West Blanc, Henry was preceded in death by his son, Jim Blanc. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Betty Gay Walden Blanc of Jefferson City; daughters and their husbands, Jenny and Doug Malone of Wingate, North Carolina, Nancy and Danny Dalton of New Market, Tennessee and Linda Gay Blanc and Marion Barnett of Jefferson City, Tennessee; brother, Adrian Blanc of Jefferson City, Tennessee; sister, Mary Comer of Dandridge, Tennessee; grandchildren, Drew, Will and Jay Dalton and Megan, Molly and Derek Malone; step-grandsons, Joshua and John Mark Barnett and many special nieces and nephews. In keeping with his giving nature, Henry donated his body to scientific study at The University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis, Tennessee. Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Tennessee at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 1998 with visitation in the church sanctuary immediately following the service. Memorials to Carson-Newman College in Henry's honor would be especially appropriate. Henry's family wishes to express gratitude to the doctors and entire staff at Knoxville Hematology Oncology for their tender loving care. Known for his mischievous sense of humor, unassuming personal dignity and rock steady loyalty to friends, Henry Blanc moved through this life with grace, always openly, warmly interested in all who crossed his path. He will be greatly missed. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892. 
 

BRYANT, HAZEL - age 81, of Jellico, Tenn., passed away Friday, June 19, 1998, at the Jellico Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1916, at Jellico, Ky. to the late Dillard and Dora Siler Bryant and retired from teaching school after 42 years. She was a Knoxville News Sentinel carrier for 31 years. She was a member of the Kentucky Hill Baptist Church. She was a mother to her niece, Jenny Ruth Clifton, whom she raised from childhood and who survives her. Other survivors include, sister, Rachel Shoemaker of Frankfort, Ky.; niece, Mildred Wheeler of Jellico; nephews, Mike Bryant of Knoxville, Perry Bryant of Oak Ridge, Martin Wheeler of Jellico and Robert Bryant of Hebron, Ky. The family will receive friends at Kentucky Hill Baptist Church in Jellico, Sunday, June 21, from 4-7 p.m., with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m., Rev. Willie Partin, Rev. Horace Partin and Rev. Ronnie Jeffers officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday June 22, at the Clearfork Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Cox & Son Funeral Home, Jellico, in charge. 
 

CARTWRIGHT, MRS. CORNELIA BERNICE - of 2821 Sherman Street departed this life at home, June 17, 1998. She was a member of First A.M.E. Zion Church. She had an involvement in the Knoxville community that spread city wide. She was the daughter of the late Cecil V. Thomas and the widow of the late Claiborne Cartwright, Sr. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Eliza Mae Thomas Brabson; stepfather, Richard Brabson; children, Claiborne Jr. (Marilyn), Richard (Ramona), all of Memphis, Shirley (Grady) Moss, Salisbury, N.C., Flossie (Jim) Stooksbury, Knoxville; grandchildren, Twanna, Amanda, Karina, Ernest, Claiborne, III, Richard, Jr., and Ryan; stepsister, Melvina Parham Brabson Elder (Bonnie) of California; numerous cousins and many extended families members in the Knoxville community area. A living memorial will be established in memory of our mother for the betterment of the Lonsdale community. Memorials may be mailed to Community Housing Resource Board, P.O. Box 12268, Knoxville, TN 37912. The body may be viewed Sunday after 2 p.m. at Jarnagin's Chapel. The body will lie in state Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Lomax Temple, A.M.E. Zion Church, Sherman Ave. The family will be at the church from 6-7 p.m. Monday. Family visitation and funeral services to be held Tuesday, friends 4-4:30 with funeral services to follow First A.M.E Zion Church, 1900 McCalla Ave. Presiding elder Rev. Dr. Vincent Jones officiating. Interment to follow Crestview Cemetery. Jarnagin and Sons in charge. 
 

CLEMMER, MRS. FLORENCE DELILAH - age 97, passed away at her home in South Knoxville, Friday, June 19, 1998. Member of Valley View Baptist Church of Loudon. Preceded in death by husband, E.L. Clemmer; daughters, Leona Matthews, Wilma Grayson, Sofina Russell. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Martha Novella and Richard Perryman; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Shirley Clemmer, William and Brenda Clemmer, all of Knoxville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 
 

CLEMMER, MRS. FLORENCE DELILAH - age 97, passed away at her home in South Knoxville, Friday, June 19, 1998. Member of Valley View Baptist Church of Loudon. Preceded in death by husband, E.L. Clemmer; daughters, Leona Matthews, Wilma Grayson, Sofina Russell. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Martha Novella and Richard Perryman; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Shirley Clemmer, William and Brenda Clemmer, all of Knoxville; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 1998 in the chapel with Rev. James Graves and Rev. Jeff Wood officiating. Interment Monday 11 a.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Loudon, County. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 
 

CLOTFELTER, ROBERT ULYSSES - age 88, of Powell, Tenn., died Thursday at St. Mary's Medical Center. Born October 28, 1909, in Campbell County, Tenn. Member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Retired as a carpenter after 23 years from Union Carbide Y-12 in Oak Ridge. Member of Burlington Masonic Lodge F&AM. Preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Glandon Clotfelter; and his parents, William and Gertrude Clotfelter; and a brother, Joe Clotfelter. Survivors: wife, Louise Warren Clotfelter of Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Fred Gladding of Powell; granddaughter, Brenda and her husband, Mikael Findlay of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; great-granddaughter, Amanda Lee Findlay; step-daughters Jennie and her husband Don May of Knoxville, Charlotte W. Hamlin of Knoxville; step-grandchildren, Warren and Tammy Hamlin, Michael and Shona Hamlin, Capt. Stephen Hamlin, Tracy and Russell Amanns, Michael and Tracy May, and Todd May; step-great-grandchildren, Alexander, Zachary, Jordan, Devin, Shey, and Crissa; sisters, Anna Mae Clotfelter of Zellwood, Fla., Jewell Hagenbuch of Zellwood, Fla.; brother, Roy L. Clotfelter of Van Buren, Ark.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 3 p.m. Sunday at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Rev. Bruce Forlines and Dr. Mike Boyd officiating. Interment McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Garden. Memorials may be made to Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville. Arrangements by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 
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DAVIS, MR. HARVEY CLINTON - age 79, of Chatsworth, Ga. and formerly of Maryville, passed away Friday, June 19th, in Wood Dale Health Care Center in Dalton. He was a member of the Ocoee Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Davis of Chatsworth; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Lemuel Hill of Kingston, Tenn.; grandson, Adam Hill of Knoxville; sister, Mildred Everett of Maryville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law. Funeral service will be held Sunday, June 21st, at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home in Chatsworth with Rev. Jeff Hensley officiating. Burial will be Monday, June 22nd, at 11 a.m. at the Grandview Cemetery in Maryville, Tenn. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 3 p.m. until the funeral hour. Peeples Funeral Home of Chatsworth in charge of funeral arrangements. 
 

DeFORD, DOLORES VAUGHT - age 69, of Gatlinburg, passed away Friday, June 19, 1998, at Baptist Hospital after a lingering illness. She was retired from Anderson News Company. She was preceded in death by parents, Ollie and Della Vaught of Science Hill, Ky. She is survived by husband of 48 years, Curtis A. DeFord; son, Michael D. DeFord and daughter-in-law, Lou Ann DeFord of Powell; daughter, Marcia D. Whitson and son-in-law Larry D. Whitson of Powell; grandchildren, Megan D. and Nicholas DeFord of Jessica L. and Laura M. Whitson; brothers, Donald Vault of Delaware, Ohio and Curt Vaught of London, Ky.; sisters, Geraldine Collins of Knoxville, Gladys Plowman of Middle Tennessee, Mildred Blevins and Hazel Puttman, both of Science Hill, Ky.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends at Highland South Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 1998, with funeral service at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Jerry Tallent officiating. Family and friends will gather at graveside Monday, June 22, 1998, at Sherwood Cemetery at 11 a.m. for the interment service. Pallbearers will be Nick DeFord, David Collins, Darrell Collins, Sam Collins, Larry Griffin and Dan Harrison. Highland South Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, Chapman Highway, 573-7300. 
 

GRABER, OMEGA (MIMI) LEWIS - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 19, 1998. She was the widow of George E. Graber, Jr. and was a charter member of Second Baptist Church, a Sunday school teacher and WMU member. She retired in 1980 from Baptist Hospital where she ran the gift shop. Preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Euvelia (Bill) and Bill White; sister, Virginia (Ginny) Holmes; brothers, Raymond and Jessie Lewis. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Jim Kilby of Knoxville; grandson and wife, Eddie and Leah Kilby of Knoxville; granddaughter and husband, Judy and David Johnson of Wilton, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Chris and Meredith Kilby, Anna and Neal Johnson; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Charlie Selby; brothers-in-law; Kenneth Holmes and John Graber; sisters-in-law, Bobbie Asquith Ruth Graber, Alma Rankin and Edna Molinor; nephews, David and Tom Selby and Steve Holmes; nieces, Gail Humphries and Lynn Swersky; several great nephews and nieces. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery for a graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday. Also, a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998 at First Baptist Church Dandridge, Rev. Gerald Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ladies of Charity, 1031 N. Central, Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 
 

GREENLEE, MR. CARL JOHN, JR. (C.J.) - age 77, of Sharps Chapel, passed away 6:50 p.m., Friday, June 19, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. Member of Taylor's Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Retired Teamster Local #519, U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, member of Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. Preceded in death by parents, Carl J., Sr. and Nora Greenlee; brother, Stanley Greenlee. Survivors: wife of 56 years, Dannie Beeler Greenlee, Sharps Chapel; son and daughter-in-law, Larry Don and Beverly Greenlee, Halls; granddaughter, Monica Leake; step-grandson, Ray Hollander; great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Leake; step-great-grandchildren, Ashley Hollander, Zachary and Douglas Hollander. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Jerry Peck officiating with the New Foundway Singers. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Monday at the entrance of Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 10 a.m. with military graveside rites by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers, Bruce Wilder, Jimmy McElhaney, Wayne Begley, Billy Ray Tolliver, Gary Cole, Ray Hollander, Malcolm Dyke. Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of Taylor's Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 
 

HARPER, MRS. ALICE "ELOUISE" - of 1209 Dartmouth Road, departed this life June 18, 1998 at U.T. Hospital. She was a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for over 54 years. She was serving as President of the Pastor's aide ministry, member of Amarsa Temple #810 where she served as Chaplain. A past grand daughter ruler of I.BP.O. Elks of the World, a pole official for the Knox County Election Commission, she was a former business owner and operator of a restaurant and other businesses with her husband, the late John Harper. Survivors: devoted children, Ruthie M. Stratton of Lithonia, Ga., James Henry (Violetta) Johnson, Somerset, N.J., Joyace Harper McCoy, Riverdale, Ga., Lynda (Lonell) Greene, Lawrence E. Harper, both of Memphis; adopted daughter Judy (Robert) Matthews; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Leo Richardson; sister, Mrs. Ann Irvin; and a host of many devoted friend too numerous to name. The body may be viewed at the mortuary after 1 p.m. Sunday. Family will receive friends Monday from 12:30-1 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Rev. Melvin M. Solomon officiating assisted by other ministers. The body will lie in state beginning at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment to follow Sherwood Gardens Alcoa Hwy. Jarnigan & Sons Mortuary in charge. 
 

HUNTER, CLARA BROYLES - age 86, of Maryville, died at 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 19, 1998, at the family home. She was a member of Maryville Baptist Church for 70 years and a member of the W.M.U. She was a school teacher and retired from Sears Roebuck and Co. She was the daughter of the late John and Emma Broyles; a graduate of Maryville College in 1933 where she met her late husband. Preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Carson Hunter; daughter, Betty Mitchell; sister, Bertha McNeill; brothers, Leonard, and J.R. Broyles; son-in-law, Denver Wells. Survivors: daughter, Doris Wells of Dayton, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Charles Hatfield of Maryville; son-in-law, Eugene Mitchell of Loudon; grandchildren, Kenneth Mitchell, Cathy Mitchell Gamache, David Wells and wife, Terry, Bill Wells, Scott Hatfield and wife, Peyton, Alan Hatfield and Britt Hatfield; great-grandchildren, Josh Mitchell, Mitch and Kimberly Gamache, Jessie and Jennie Wells, Hollis Hatfield; brother, Ralph Broyles of Maryville; sisters, Florence McAlistor of Washington, Edna Broyles of Maryville, and Elsie Edmonson of Alabama. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 1998, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Maryville First Baptist Church Family Life Center Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m., Sunday, at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 
 

HINTON, BRANDON JEROME - was born January 18, 1998 to James R. Hinton and Trenata D. Tucker in Cincinnati, Ohio. He departed this life on June 18, 1998 at the University of Tennessee Hospital. He leaves behind four brothers, James, Daniel, Clinton and Travis; one sister, Kizzie; grandparents, Lillian Hinton, Anthony and Diane Tucker; great-grandparents, Johnny and Earlean Tucker, Orville Collins and Pauline Willis; uncles, Vashaun, Dwayne, Wilburt, Hayden, Anthony and Sidney; aunts, Nadina, Joyce, Sharolynn, and Karen; and a host of other relatives. Special thanks to B. Toni, and the Church of the Good Samaritan for your expressions of love. Funeral services on Monday, June 22, 1998 at Unity Mortuary Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Rev. John Rafter officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 
 

INMAN, JEAN G. - age 65, of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, June 19, 1998, at her home. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. She was a retired nurse from Methodist Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Edwin R. Inman of Oak Ridge; son, Kurt E. Inman of Braselton, Ga.; daughters, Sherry Smiddy of Yorktown, Va., Melanie Duncan of Clinton, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Amber, Tara, Jared, Ashleigh, Todd, Kaitlin and Ira. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Martin Funeral Home, 1017 Oak Ridge Turnpike. 
 

JORDAN, DOUG F., SR. - age 48, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 18, 1998. Preceded in death by father, Albert Jordan. Survivors: wife, Deanna Jordan; children, Doug Jordan, Jr., Joey Jordan, Jr., Joey Jordan, Rachel Haun, Phillip Jordan, Amanda Benefield, Amy Hudspeth; 10 grandchildren; mother, Lottie Mae Jordan; five brothers, James, Bill, Lonnie, Stanely and Georgie Jordan; sister, Kathleen Jordan; several nieces and nephews; many friends. Funeral service Monday 2 p.m. in the Berry Chapel with the Rev. Tom King officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 
 

KEY, MARY PEARL LAMBERT - age 75, of Jefferson City, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Saturday afternoon, June 20, 1998 surrounded by family and friends at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Key was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Fidelis Sunday school class, and the Pink Ladies Auxillary at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ocie Lambert; brother, Edgar Lambert; and husband, John C. Key. Survivors include her daughters, Beverly White of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Cynthia Key of Nashville; son, John Ronald Key of Jefferson City; son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Lynn Key of Gray, Tenn.; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Irene Brown of Maryville and Kathryn Linginfelter of Greenback; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, June 22, 1998, from the McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel in Maryville with Rev. Sonny Strange officiating. Interment will follow in the Big Springs Cemetery in Blount County. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday prior to services at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home in Maryville and from 7-9 p.m. Sunday evening, June 21, 1998 at Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, to the Pink Ladies Auxillary of Jefferson Memorial Hospital, or to the Tennessee Nursing Service Hospice. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892. 
 

LEE, INEZE - age 82, widow of Harold E. (Jill) Lee, of 727 Huffsteller Rd., Maryville, formerly of Madisonville, passed away 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Hopewell Springs Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters, Jill Annette Bracy, California, Sharon Lee, Sweetwater; son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Barbara Lee, Greenback; grandchildren, Wayne Patrick and Mary Lee, Maryville, Michael Ann Lee, Greenback, Christy Lee Bracy, California; great-granddaughter, Tiffany Lee, Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Wenona and John Galanis, California, Charles Lee, Harriman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Mae Barr, Maryville, Malcolm and Ruby Barr, Jefferson City, Randolph and Charlotte Lee, Chattanooga, Blanche Lee, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son-in-law, Ric Bracy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace and Warner Forrester, Lonesome and Floyd Stiles, Jack Lee; brothers and sisters-in-law, Caleb and Thelma Barr, Charlie and Deloris Barr, Jim and Mary Jane Barr, King Barr, Merle Lee; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Roy Cole, Frances and Brunner Bowers, Joe and Bea Lee. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday, Hopewell Springs Baptist Church, Rev. Clifton Hearon officiating. Interment church cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 
 

MITCHELL, RICHARD LANIER (DICK) - age 78, of Farragut, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 18, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy with 23 years of service as a boiler operator and Chief Warrant Officer. He lived in Los Angeles County California for many years and retired from Los Angeles County. Preceded in death by wives, Betty Ann Mitchell and Marie Elizabeth Broyles Mitchell; sister, Evelyn Mitchell Bonasera. Survivors: daughter, Barbara A. Mitchell of San Diego, Calif.; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard D. and Joann Mitchell of Ontario, Calif.; Drexel Brent and Kay Mitchell of Kalispell, Mont.; step-daughters, Sue Holloway and Kathryn Smith, both of Farragut; step-son Arnold Broyles of West Virginia; grandsons, Christopher and Douglas Mitchell; great-grandson, Garrett Mitchell; several other step-grandchildren; niece, Joyce Parker of Farragut. Family and friends will gather at 4 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Forest Cemetery in Farragut for graveside services Rev. Robert A. Larson officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 
 

MURRAY, HARLESS RALPH "CURLY" JR. - age 77, of Morristown, passed away Friday, June 19, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Mr. Murray was drafted into the Navy and served on the U.S.S. Iowa while he attended his first year of college at East Tennessee State University and was on the varsity basketball team. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morristown. He is preceded in death by his wife, Polly Murray, (1982), and his parents, Harless Ralph and Kitty Bacon Murray. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Rick Hanson, Nashville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Terry Murray and Tommy Thompson, Nashville, Tenn.; grandson, Seth Murray, Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Juanita Hill, Jacksboro, Tenn. The family of Mr. Murray received friends at the residence from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hamblen Memory Gardens Dr. Ivan Raley will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association, Mayes Mortuary is in charge. 
 

O'FALLON, NANCY (HONEY) - age 37, of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Knoxville, died Thursday evening at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Survived by mother, Mrs. Nell Brannum O'Fallon of Smyrna, Tenn.; sister, Missy Ringel of Smyrna, Tenn.; nieces, Chelsea, Merritt and Paige Ringel, all of Smyrna, Tenn; uncle, David, (Betty) Brannum; aunt, Dorothy B. Correll; many other family and friends in Knoxville and Smyrna. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. EST Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville. Miss O'Fallon was a member of the First Christian Church in Knoxville and she was preceded in death by her father, the late Ernest O'Fallon, Jr.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest O'Fallon, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Brannum. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local library or to your local animal shelter. Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements. (615) 893-5151. 
 

PARTON, JANICE FAYE HALL - age 49, of Knoxville, passed away at 2:50 a.m., June 20, 1998, at Vencor Hospital in Chattanooga. Member of Grove Heights Baptist Church. She is now joined with her parents, Edward and Trula Hall; infant son, grandson, Timothy Tilley, Jr.; brother, Eddie Hall; father-in-law, Beecher Parton. Survived by husband, Donnie Ray Parton, Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Wendy Parton; daughters and sons-in-law, Stella and Tim Tilley, Angela and Bobby Brimm; grandchildren, Shandi and Joshua Tilley, Donnie III, Nikki and Bradley Parton and Brianna Brimm; brothers, Michael, Charles, and Mark Hall; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vicki Bill Rogers, Glenda and Leroy Long, Lavonne Cochran, Betty and Clell Shuler, Jewel White, and Bobbie and Lloyd Franklin; mother-in-law, Stella Parton; sister-in-law, Judy Hall; brothers-in-law and wives, Dennis and Sandy, Jerry, Tommy and Brenda, Gary and Pam, and Junior and Charlene Parton; sisters-in-law and husbands, Pam and Tommy Bray, Robin Pettis, and Debbie and Earl Shipley; several nieces and nephews. "Mama, you were honestly loved and will be truly missed in our hearts. You were the best mama in the world. We will always love you." Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Weaver's Chapel. Rev.'s Clyde Haynes and Dick Chandler officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 
 

ROBINSON, NEWPORT MAYOR JAMES (JIM) E. - 71, of 355 Walnut Street, died Friday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack at a golf tournament in Jefferson County. Robinson was chairman of Newport's Hodge-Hardy Insurance Agency. He retired in 1992, after 34 years of service to Merchants and Planters Bank. He was educated in the public schools and received training from Knoxville Business College, American Institute of Banking, Banking School of the South, Insurance Systems of Tennessee, Tennessee Real Estate Education System, the Appraisal Preparatory School, College of Financial Planning and The American College. Robinson was a member of First Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a member and officer of the East Tennessee Development District, the board of directors of First Union National Bank in Nashville, Tenn., Newport Lodge #234 F.& A.M. and Kerbela Temple, past president of the Newport Kiwanis Club, and life member of the Newport Rescue Squad's board of directors. He served as a member or officer of the Newport Chamber of Commerce, Newport Rotary Club and the Cosby Ruritan Club. Robinson held public office as a director of the Newport Utilities Board and was a director of Cocke County Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Doyle and Nelle (Lebow) Robinson; and his first wife, Mary Ruth Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Betty Dean Robinson of Newport; his daughter, Tresa Robinson of Newport; his son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Kelley Robinson of Dayton, Ohio; his daughter and son-in-law, Meg and Bill King of Knoxville; his mother-in-law, Margaret E. Dean of Newport; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ruth and Joseph Nickell of Maryville and Agnes and Harold Robinson of Northport, Ala.; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Ruth Robinson and Carl and Vivol Robinson, all of Lenoir City; his brother, Joe Robinson of Florence, S.C.; and three grandchildren, Tyler Robinson of Dayton, Ohio and Ryan and Kyle King of Knoxville. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday evening at Brown Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church of Newport with Rev. Jim Lindsey and Rev. Joseph T. Nickell officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 36, Newport, TN 37822 or the Newport Kiwanis Club's Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 815, Newport, TN 37822. Brown Funeral Home is in charge. 
 

SCARBROUGH, DAVID LEWIS - age 62, of Sweetwater, formerly of Roane County, passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at his home. David was an employee of Johnson Controls in Athens. Member of First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. A graduate of Loudon High School class 1956. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. George Thomas Scarbrough and Grace Harvey Scarbrough; and brother, Thomas Carlyle Scarbrough. Survivors: sisters, Betty Adkins of Knoxville, Margaret Farr of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Springs Cemetery in Roane County for graveside services Rev. Charles Fritts officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home, in Lenoir City. 
 

TIPTON, JOE R. - age 78, of Halls, passed away June 20, 1998, at his home. Member and active deacon of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and chairman of the building committee. President of Tipton Builders, Veteran of World War II, U.S. Air Force Pilot and his first solo flight was 50 years ago. Member of the pilots club and Halls business and professional club. Survivors: wife, Billie Tipton; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven B. and Betty Tipton of Plattsburg, N.Y., Ben and Sherry Tipton of Halls; grandchildren, Tiffany and Sara Tipton of Knoxville; Joe and wife Leigh Ann Tipton of Knoxville, Steven and Travis Tipton of Plattsburg, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Tipton Watkins and Harold Watkins; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday Beaver Dam Baptist Church Dr. Charles Earl, Dr. Scott Thomas officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before the service. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Doug Parnell, James Dew, Simmie King, Henry DeGolyer, David and Greg Rains. Military honors will be presented by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 4328 E. Emory Rd., Knoxville, TN 37938.The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 
 

TRENTHAM, PAUL DAVID - age 42, of Seymour, passed away Saturday morning, June 20, 1998, at Maryville Health Care Center. Member of Faith Baptist Church. Preceded in death by grandparents, Lonne and Mary Trentham, J.W. and Arletta Gilbert. Survivors: parents, Ira David and Polly Gilbert Trentham of Seymour; brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Pam Trentham of Seymour; nephews, Travis Trentham, Josh Trentham. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Herman Helton, Rev. Bob Bevington officiating. Family and friends will meet at Grandview Cemetery at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 
 

TURNER, BETTY L. HUTCHENS - age 69, of Knoxville, passed away June 18, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, Carl W. Turner. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Laura Turner, Mike and Jeannie Turner, and Carl W. Turner, Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Francine and Rex Freeman, Leisa and Jimmy Carnes; grandson and wife, Ronald and Gina Turner; granddaughters, Jennifer, Donna, and Samantha Turner, Venessa Carnes; great-granddaughter, Jessica Turner; sister, Annie Caughron; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Clark's Grove Cemetery in Maryville for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Ronnie Hutchens officiating. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave. 
 

WALKER, WILLIAM KENNETH (KENNY) - age 51, of Knoxville, passed away June 18, 1998, at Hillcrest North. He was of the Baptist faith and an Air Force Veteran. Preceded in death by father, William Arthur Walker. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Bobbie Walker; sons, Derek, Larry, Travis, Curtis and Greg Walker; daughter, Carrie Walker; grandson, Joseph Walker; mother, Addie Walker; sisters and brothers-in-law, LaWanda and Dewey Foust, Roma and Butch Brasher; brothers and sisters-in-law, Benny and Rena Walker, Wayne and Aileen Walker; several nieces and nephews. Service 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Herman Lakin and Rev. Glenn Suffridge officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday, New Corinth Cemetery in Rutledge. Family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 
 

WANKAN, MRS. MARY OWEN WILHOITE - age 89, of Athens, died Friday night at Athens Regional Medical Center. A native of Nashville, Tenn., she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred E. Wankan, Sr. who was president of Cherokee Photo Finishers in Athens for many years. Mrs. Wankan assisted her husband in the operation of that company. She was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving are a step-daughter and her husband Marise W. Davitt-Sutton and Reginold Sutton of Lake City, Fla.; one step-son Fred, Jr. and his wife and Fran Wankan of Memphis; three step-grandsons and one step-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home, with Rev. Stella Roberts and Lay Leader J. Neal Ensminger officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Athens, TN 37371. Jerry Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Mary Owen Wankan. 
 

YOUNG, AGNES COWARD - age 86, formerly of St. Clair, passed away Saturday morning at Ridgeview Terrace Convalescent and Nursing Center in Rutledge. She was a member of St. Clair United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam W. Young. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Billie Sue and Ben Sutherland, Seymour, and Betsy Rose and Charles Michel, St. Clair; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Thelma Young, Seymour, Sam W. and Wanda Young, Jr., St. Clair, and William F. and Brenda Young, Whitesburg; grandchildren, Gary B. Sutherland, Seymour, Perry Sam Sutherland, Peaks Island, Maine, Chuck Michel, Asheville, N.C., Mary Beth Kinkaid, St. Louis, Mo., Tim and Donnie Michel, St. Clair, Todd Young, Rogersville, Greg and Derry Young, Morristown, Sonny Cook, Seymour, and Debbie Overton, Knoxville; sister, Hazel C. Kenney, Morristown; brother, Walter S. Coward, St. Clair; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home with Rev.'s Charles Day and Terry Bunch officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday prior to the funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Clair United Methodist Church. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

YOUNG, HENRIETTA FAULKNER, - age 54, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Friday, June 19, 1998, at Bradley Memorial Hospital, Cleveland, Tenn. She was a member of Lovell Heights Church of God. Preceded in death by sister, Sondra Lee. Survivors: husband, Donald E. Young, Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Dennis Houser, Roanoke, Va., Debbie and Gordon Ford, Ooltewah, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lindsay and Ty Houser; sisters, Mary Adams, Elk Creek, Va., and Virginia Herron, Knoxville; brother, Ralph Faulker, Seymour, Tenn.; beloved Sunday school teacher, Polly. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday at Lovell Heights Church of God with Pastor Tim Brown and Pastor Jack Smith officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Monday for an interment service at Edgewood Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Lovell Heights Church of God. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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