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BARRY, ALAN R. (AL) - age 52, of West Knoxville, passed away suddenly June 16, 1998, at the result of an automobile accident. Al was an engineer with Kimberly-Clark in Loudon, Tennessee. Survivors: wife, Lyne Barry; sons, Gordon Barry and David Barry, both of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; parents, Alex and Elsie Barry of Toronto; sister, Sandra Cherrett of Toronto; brothers, Ken Barry and wife, Donna of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Garth Barry of Toronto; two nieces; mother-in-law, Catherine Habbershaw of Coldwater, Ontario, Canada. An animal lover, he was very found of his dog Gypsy and cats, Buddy, Sam and Gizmo. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and from 2-2:45 p.m. Sunday followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, Tenn. 37215-9805. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

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. 

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. 

BOYD, MRS. ANNA BERTHA "ANN" (WESTPHAL) - age 64, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at her residence. Born July 6, 1933, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to William and Bertha Westpahl. Survivors: husband, Dwight A. Boyd, Indianapolis (they were married June 11, 1950); daughters, Cathy A. VanOstrand of Knoxville and Karen M. Tuttle of Fishers; sons, William A. Boyd of Indianapolis, Robert B. Boyd of Greenwood and Scott A. Boyd of Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by parents and one brother, Gerald Westphal. Formerly employed by J.C. Penny & Co., retiring in 1986 as a sales representative. Member of Christ United Methodist Church. Rev. B. Frank Cimpa will officiate at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20th., 1998 at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral home, South SR 135 Chapel with entombment in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday June 19 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home, 1977 SR 135, Greenwood, Indiana 46143. Phone (317) 535-9003. 

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; 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 Mark Rigsby/City and County Building Knoxville, TN. 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. 

BUNCH, REV. HOYE - age 81, of Clinton, Tenn., died Wednesday at Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church where he had been the pastor for 38 years until his health forced him to retire. He worked at Magnet Mills until the mill closed. He worked for the Anderson County Highway Dept for 24 years. Mr. Bunch was preceded in death by his parents, Milus and Martha Bunch; a son, Charles Stephen Bunch and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Paysinger; two sisters and one brother. Survivors: wife of 58 years, Vera Crumpley Bunch of Clinton; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Kyle Wires of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Martha and Ronnie Hooks of Clinton; son, John and his wife, Mary Bunch of Heiskell, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Mary Ruth Bunch of Oliver Springs, Tenn .; sister, Delorous Duncan of Clinton; four granddaughters; three grandsons; two step grandsons; one great granddaughter and five great-grandsons; three nieces; special friends, Members of Union Baptist Church. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Valley Baptist Church, Rev. Benny Braden officiating. Interment McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state one hour before services at the church. Family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. 

CLEMENT, NANNIE LOU - age 58, of Harrogate, will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, 1998, in Shoffner Cemetery with Rev. R.C. Tennyson officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel at 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

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. 

COKER, HARRISON EDWARD - age 86, of Powell, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church, Beaver Ridge Lodge #366 F&AM, May Chapter O.E.S., U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, Retired from Rohm & Haas, Inc. Preceded in death by wives, Roxie Hensley Coker, and Sarah Andes Coker. Survivors: wife, Phyllis Underwood Coker, Powell; son, John Coker, daughter, Edna Hutchins, both of Knoxville; step-children, Sherril Coker, Houston, Texas, Carole Hutchison, Knoxville; seven grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Edgewood Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Saturday for graveside and interment service at 10 a.m. Rev. Perry Austin and Rev. Dudley Cockrum officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Brotherhood Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Home Health Hospice Program, 9000 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel 

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 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. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's. 

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., Joyce Harper McCoy, Riverdale, Ga., Linda (Lionell) Greene, Lawrence E. Harper, both of Memphis; adopted daughter Judy (Robert) Matthews; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 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, LAURIN C. - age 75, of Sevierville, died Thursday, June 18, 1998. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and served in the 87th infantry division; was past state president of the Elks Lodge, past member of the Civil Air Patrol; past president of the Gatlinburg Ski Club. Survivors: children, William L. Hunter, Daniel L. Hunter, Jamie R. Broyles, Earl W. Hunter, Tina L. Hunter; grandchildren, Michael, Matt, Erin, Timothy. Memorial service 7 p.m.. Monday, June 22 in Atchley's Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tennessee Elk Benevolence Trust, c/o John Lamb, 103 Ontario Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Atchley Funeral Home in charge. 

HUTSELL, RALPH W. - age 86, of Talbott, and formerly of McMinn County, passed away 6:35 a.m. Friday, June 19, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. A member of Panther Springs United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Sue Hutsell. Survived by son, Jimmy E. Hutsell, Morristown; granddaughter, Anita Gail Shannon, Talbott; great-grandchildren, Natalie M. Drinnon and Eric A. Drinnon; sisters, Clyde Hutsell and Helen Hutsell, Athens, Tenn., and Frances Dodson, Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Farrar's Chapel. Rev. Garland James officiating. Family and friends will meet at Jefferson Memorial Gardens 11 a.m. Monday for interment service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City. 

MURRAY, HARLESS RALPH "CURLY" JR. - age 77, of Morristown, passed away Friday, June 19, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Rick Hanson, Nashville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Terry Murray and Tommy Thompson, Morristown, Tenn.; grandson, Seth Hill, Caryville, Tenn. The family will receive friends at the residence from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hamblen Memory Gardens. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

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. 

OAKES, WILLIAM S. - age 81, of Corryton, died 1:23 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church, the Adult Bible Study Class and chairman of the building committee. Member of Corryton Lodge No. 321, F&AM Gideons International and the AHS - American Daylillies Society, director emeritus and former member for over 30 years with the Fulton Credit Union, retired from Robertshaw and founding member of Oakes Daylillies. Survivors: wife, Willie Belle Oakes; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Archie Johnson; son and daughter-in-law, Stewart and Percy Oakes, all of Corryton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center, Rev. Joe Black officiating. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Interment Clapps Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers: Mike Stephens, David McMurry, Butch Grigsby, Jerry Klaehn, Clyde Lemming and Tim Faulkner. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Corryton, Tennessee 37721 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 1452, Knoxville, Tennessee 37901. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

PRICE, MARIETTA S. - age 98, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 18, 1998 at Little Creek Sanitarium. She was a native of Lyons, Neb. , and lived in Knoxville before moving to Cape Coral, Fla. She was a member of Cape Coral Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Watts W. Price. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Jack Hinds of Knoxville; grandchildren and spouses, Hazen and Blair Hinds, Brad and Michelle Hinds, all of Knoxville, DeeDee and Steve Rogers of Statesville, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Whitney Hinds, Logan and Brooke Rogers. A special thank you to the staff of Little Creek Sanitarium. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service, Dr. William Barron officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Word for Living, P.O. Box 30519, Knoxville, TN 37930-0519 or Helen Ross McNabb Building Fund, 1520 Cherokee Trail, Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangement by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

RIDENOUR, ELIZABETH PRINCE BRANTLEY "BETH" - a well known teacher in the Knox County School System and the former Knoxville City School System, died from complications from cancer on Monday, June 15. Mrs. Ridenour was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and leukemia in 1998. She was a graduate of Avondale Estates High School in Avondale Estates, Georgia, attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee, and graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1973. She taught school for 30 years including five years at The First United Methodist Kindergarten and 25 years at Rocky Hills Elementary School. She was selected to the Chamber of Commerce BEST program 1988 and the Leadership Education Program in 1992. Mrs. Ridenour was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she served as a Ruling Elder, Clerk of Session, Sunday School teacher and Chancel Choir member. She was an active member of the P.E.O.; Sisterhood, Chapter AC where she held numerous offices. Beside her husband, David, she is survived by two children and their spouses, Michael Ridenour and wife, Cheryl of Rogers, Arkansas, and Lynne Testerman and her husband, Hugh of Bristol, Tennessee. She is also survived by her beautiful grandchildren, Callie Elizabeth Ridenour, Samuel Blane Ridenour, Theodore Brantley Testerman, Hugh Testerman and Lyndsay Testerman. She is additionally survived by her parents, Betty and Lehmon Brantley of Greenville, S.C.; sister, Carol Brantley Kendall and her husband, John of Greenville, S.C.; and her brother,David Brantley and his wife, Julie of Richmond, Virginia. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Margie and Lewis Richardson of Sugar Hill, Ga. and Landis and Yale Gunn of Knoxville. A memorial celebration of Mrs. Ridenour's life will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Northshore Drive on Sunday, June 21, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, King College, Bristol, Tenn. or to the P.E.O. Sisterhood. 

ROGERS, ODIS TRAVIS - age 72, of Maryville, died Friday morning, June 19, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his sons, Robert and David. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Lang Rogers; sons and daughter-in-law, Charles Odis Rogers, both of Maryville, Ron and Sandy Rogers of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jordon and Bryanna Rogers; brothers, Glen Rhodes, Cecil Rhodes, Freddie Rhodes, and James Rhodes; sisters, Evelyn Masella and Edith Manning; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home in Maryville with Pastor David W. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Clark's Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

RUTHERFORD, L. MICHAEL - age 47, of Fountain City, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and taught at Halls Middle School for many years. Survived by parents, Lonnie and Marie Rutherford of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Larry Woods, McDonough, Ga.; niece, Stephanie Edelberg Dahlonega, Ga.; nephews, Eric Woods and Greg Woods, both of McDonough, Ga.; great-niece Amanda Woods; great-nephew Joshua Woods; several aunts and cousins. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday Halls Memory Garden Dr. Bruce Marston officiating. Family and friends will meet a the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday and proceed to Halls Memory Gardens. Friends may call at their convenience at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

SCARBROUGH, DAVID - 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. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. George Thomas Scarbrough and Grace Harvey 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. 

SHARP, WALTER H. - age 85, was called to be with the Lord after a long and prosperous life. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Sharp; brother, Gordon W. Sharp; wife, Myrtle B. Sharp; sons, John K. (Kenny) Sharp and Kevin W. Sharp; and grandfather, Vandy C. Sharp. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Walter H., Jr. and Carolyn Sharp; daughters, Linda K. Sharp, Vicki L. Sharp; daughter-in-law, Linda G. Sharp; granddaughters, Whitney K. Humphrey, Gina Sharp and Ashley Sapp; great-grandson, Brandon Sapp. Graveside service Saturday, June 20, 1998, at 11 a.m. Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Melody Kidd officiating. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy in charge. 

SLOAN, SR. WILLIAM E. (GENE) - age 73, of 3539 Ballplay Road, Tellico Plains, passed away Friday, June 19, 1998, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith, member of V.F.W. Post No. 5156, American Legion No. 240, Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy, owner and operator of Gene Sloan Grocery and General Merchandise for 35 years, Monroe County School Bus Contractor, active in the Republican Party, served on the Election Commission. Survivors: wife, Blanche A. (Millie) Sloan; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Bobby Best, Madisonville, Linda and Bill Lynn, Tellico Plains; son and daughter-in-law, W.E. Jr. and Janette Sloan, Sweetwater; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Emily and J.B. Williams, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews; stepchildren and spouses, Kay and Franklin Harris, Carolyn and Jason Kirkland, Debbie and Gary Harris, Connie and Pete Powers; seven step-grandchildren. Proceeded in death by first wife, Anna Ruth (Babe) Moss Sloan. Funeral 8 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Kenny White and Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment 2 p.m,. Sunday, Little Tellico Cemetery. Military honors provided by V.F.W. Post No. 5156. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

SMATHERS, JOHN RAYBURN - age 29, of 7813 Ashley Rd., Powell, Tenn., died Thursday, June 18, 1998, at his residence. A native of Haywood County, he was the son of John Phillip Smathers of Powell, Tenn., and Shirley Wallace Clay of Athens, Ala. He was employed with White Lily Mills as a lab technician. He was a Baptist. Surviving, in addition to his parents, is his daughter, Tara Hope Smathers of Powell, Tenn.; sister, Melissa Smathers Robertson of Atlanta, Ga.; step-sisters, Heather Edwards Graves of Powell, Tenn, and Andrea Edwards Nabors of Lenoir City, Tenn. Services will be Sunday, June 21, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Garrett Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605. 

TIPPINS, MARTHA H. - of Sevierville, has been reunited with George, her husband of 35 years. She passed away Thursday, June 18, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Tippins, Jr.; daughter, Tanya A. Tippins; grandson, Zebulon M. Coile and long-time friend, Ogle J. Dyer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg. Survivors: daughter, Terry Skidmore and husband, Larry; son, Mitchell Tippins; daughter, Tammy Jenkins and husband, Larry; son, Kenneth Tippins and wife, Gail, all of Sevierville; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; mother, Agnes Parton Spearman, Gatlinburg; sisters, Margaret (Tony) Johnson, Waycross, Ga., Mary B. Erhardt, West Palm Beach, Fla.; aunts, Paulin Parton Hughes, Gatlinburg, Dorothy Trammell, Knoxville. A graveside service will be held at Elkmont Cemetery in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. A gathering of friends and family will be held beginning 2 p.m. Sunday, June 21 at the home of Kenneth and Gail Tippins, 430 Virginia Ave., Sevierville, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, donations to benefit the family may be sent to Atchley Funeral Home. 

TIPTON, MAYBELLE - age 79, formerly of Knoxville, passed away in San Antonio, Texas. Preceded in death by husband, Roy Tipton. Survivors: son, James Tipton of San Antonio, Texas; granddaughters, Jamie Williams of Rockport, Texas., and Jill Jones of LaPorte, Texas; great-grandchildren, Brandy Kinne, Mara Williams, and Lacey Williams. Service 2 p.m. Saturday Mynatt's Chapel. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. 

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. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Ronnie Hutchens officiating. 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. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at 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.

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