Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BALES, MAE KELLEY - age 91, of Loudon, passed away Monday evening June 15, 1998, at the Loudon Health Care Center. Mae was preceded in death by husband, Alex Bales; children, Clifford Hunt, Kathleen Perry, Charles Helton. Survivors: sons, A.C. Helton of Lenoir City, Avery Helton and wife, Mildred of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and L.C. Terry of Loudon; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Dollie Russell and Carrie Moses, both of Greenback; brother, Jess Kelley of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ray Kelley and Rev. Michael Price officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Thursday, Lake View Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

BETTIS, EDNA WILHOIT - of Halls, died Monday evening, June 15, 1998. She was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and was a retired secretary for the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Mrs. Bettis was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Bettis; sister, Ethel Sawyer; and half sister, Joanne McCoy. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mary K. and Gary Locke of Halls; granddaughters, Laura Kandilakis of Nashville, Heather and Lindsay Locke of Halls; sister, Blanche Barton of Knoxville. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday followed by funeral service at 8 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Jarnigan Cemetery in Morristown for an 11 a.m. interment service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. 

CARTER, ELBERT A. - 84, formerly of Knoxville, passed away in Yuma, Ariz. Survivors: wife, Ella Mae Carter; daughter, Joyce Melat of Dallas, Texas; granddaughters, Jocelyne Melat of Colorado Springs; sister, Jessie Tallent of Knoxville; brother, Ted Carter of Alabama; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 7 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. James Carter officiating. Family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

CLIFTON, VIRGIL "COTTONEY" - age 66, of Strawberry Plains, departed from this life at 10:30 p.m. Monday evening, June 15, 1998, at his residence after a brief illness. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was a member of the Paw Paw Hollow Baptist Church where he willingly and faithfully served his Lord, Jesus Christ in a variety of ways including serving on the deacon board and a trustee. His faithfulness and dedication to his Lord, church, family and friends was an inspiration to many. He was a member of the French Broad Lodge No. 588, F&AM, Kodak No. 640, Order of the Eastern Star (Past Patron), Scottish Rite Bodies and Kerbela Temple Shrine of Knoxville. He retired from ASARCO mines in 1993 after 33 years of service. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Harve and Estelle Clifton; brother, Arthur Clifton and mother-in-law, and father-in-law, Martha and O'Dell Underwood. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Wanda Underwood Clifton of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, J. David and Nancy Clifton of Grand Forks, N.D., Kenneth E. and Deborah Clifton of Knoxville; four grandchildren, Brian and Emily Clifton of North Dakota, Kendra and Cherie Clifton of Knoxville; brothers, LeRoy Clifton of Knoxville and Robert Earl Clifton of Strawberry Plains and several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, from the Paw Paw Hollow Baptist church with Reverend Ronnie White and Reverend W.A. Galyon officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday morning, June 18, 1998, in the Pollard Cemetery in Kodak conducted by the French Broad Lodge No. 588, F&AM. Pallbearers will be members of the Older Adult Sunday School Class: Sam Stropp, Teddy Ogle, Ralph Moore, Eugene Ketner, Jack Huffaker and David Watts. Honorary pallbearers will be remaining members and deacons of the church. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening prior to services at Paw Paw Hollow Baptist Church on Douglas Dam Road, one mile off Asheville Highway (25/70). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Hospice Program, P.O. Box 22, Knoxville, Tenn. 37901. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 162 East Meeting Street, Dandridge, Tennessee 37725. Phone (423) 397-2711. 

CUMMINGS, PHILIP THOMAS - age 81, passed away on Monday, June 15, 1998, in El Paso, Texas. He is survived by five children; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Monnie C. Walker of Knoxville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held in El Paso, Texas. 

CRENSHAW, WILLIE , JR. - 51, passed away June 12, 1998, at Centennial Medical Center after a long illness. Preceded in death by father, Willie Crenshaw, Sr., January 8, 1998, and brother, David H. Crenshaw, Sr. Survived by wife, Linda L. Crenshaw; son, George Douglas Weatherspoon I and grandson, Zanndis Sharone' Chambers; mother, Lula Mae Crenshaw; sisters, Artelia, Helen, Brenda Crenshaw, Olivia (Clayton) Parrish, Emma Davis, Demetrie (Jeff) Hill, Tonjalia Koen, Angela Bell; brothers, Charles, Joe Nathan and James B. Crenshaw; devoted sister-in-law, Lalita R. Crenshaw and children; uncles, James and Benjamin (Theolester) Witherspoon, Henry (Margaret), Oliver Crenshaw; aunts, Ada (Rev. William J.) Harris, Georgia (James) Porter, Rosa (Robert) Taylor, Geneva Shackleford, Jimmie Mae Shaw, Bertha Crenshaw, Mattie Crenshaw; great aunt, Essie Wright; brother-in-law, Fred Donald (Kate) Logan; sister-in-law, Lornetta Harris; a host of nephews; nieces, cousins, devoted friends, Deacon and Mrs. Calvert (Rama) Hoskins, Danita Goodman, Betty Jackson and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 17, 1998, from 10 a.m. to 11 am. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, 1501 Arthur Ave. Funeral service will follow with Pastor Anthony Bibbs of Conquering Faith Christian Center officiating. Pallbearers and floralbearers: deacons and deacons' wives of Conquering Faith Christian Center. Interment Middle Tennessee State Veteran Cemetery, Pegram, Tenn. The family entrusted their loved one to Davis Campbell and McClain Directors, 329-9700. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

DILLMON, ETHEL - age 80, Knoxville, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla., our mother, a resident of our family home, went to be with Jesus Monday, June 15, 1998. This precious flower was given to us for a season; she will now bloom forever more. Momma, you were such an important part of our lives. You always watched over us and tried to make our steps a little easier. As we walk down the pathway of life, and travel down memory lane; each one of your kids will realize the many sacrifices you made. If we could give you back something in return it would have to be the love we hold in our hearts for you and each other, always. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by daughters, Betty Jones and family and Louise Sirdoreus and family, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Janice Williams and family of Maryville, Tenn., Arlene Hill and family of Madisonville, Tenn., Elizabeth Burnett and family of Louisville, Tenn., Vickie Rasmussen and family of Dandridge, Tenn.; sons, James Dillmon and family of Speckard, Mo., Ray Dillmon and family of Jacksonville, Fla., Ronnie Dillmon and family of Jefferson City, Tenn., Bobby Dillmon and family of Neosho, Mo. Our little princess will be placed to rest beside our father, Harrison Dillmon at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at the residence, 2208 Chicago Ave. , Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Grove Baptist Church, 7419 Ball Camp Pike, 37913. Funeral service will be conducted Friday, 2 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Pastor Austin Moore will officiate. Arrangements by Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Ave. 

FLANDERS, IRVING CURTIS (SAM) - age 76, passed away at Park West Hospital on June 14th after a brief illness. He was born in Portsmouth, N.H., son of Irving M. and Rowena M. Flanders. After graduation, as a chemical engineer from the University of New Hampshire, he worked on the Manhattan Project in New York City. He retired from 42 years service with Union Carbide now Lockheed Martin in Oak Ridge, Tenn. His wife, Esther, of 54 years survives him. He is also survived by four sons living in the Knoxville area, Richard, John (Jack), Ralph and wife, Karen, and Paul and wife, Denise; and by seven grandchildren. He was contributing correspondent with the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and the former West Side Story. His volunteer work included: meditation with the Community Mediation Center in Knoxville and with the Anderson County Center for Community Justice in the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP). He also mediated with the Knoxville Sessions Court and the Juvenile Justice Center. He was former president and board member of Citizens for Home Rules (CHR) for Knox County. A memorial service will be held at the First Farragut United Methodist Church at 11915 Kingston Pike on Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at 8 p.m. with Rev. Richard Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends afterwards. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the First Farragut United Methodist Church where he enjoyed worshipping and contributing in various capacities. Funeral arrangements by Highland West Funeral Home on Sherlake Drive. 

FRANCE, GURGE WALKER (MULE) - age 74, of Strawberry Plains, went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 15, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Holston Baptist Church and a WWII Veteran. Preceded in death by his dad, Mark France. Survived by wife of 54 years, Ruby Bailey France; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Roger Maples; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Faye France; grandchildren, Jason France and Raven Maples, all of Strawberry Plains; mother, Nannie France of Jefferson City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Christine and Roy Humphrey of Knoxville, Bonnie and Carroll Johnson, Helen and Norman Thomas of Strawberry Plains, Evelyn and Jim Miller of Jefferson City and Lucille Quilliams of Morristown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Eursa France, Charlie and Betty France, John and Elizabeth France, all of Strawberry Plains. Funeral service Wednesday 7 p.m. Holston Baptist Church, 1012 Andrew Johnson Highway, Strawberry Plains with Rev. Mack Hayes officiating. Interment 3 p.m. Thursday, East View Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends at the church following the funeral service. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

GREENLEE, MRS. FRANCIS KATHLEEN - of Box 172, Rutledge, passed away at her home, June 16, 1998. Arrangements are incomplete to be announced later by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge. 

HARPER, MS. MARY ELIZABETH (AUNT LIB) - of Knoxville, went into the Holy Gates of Heaven, June 15, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Born November 1, 1924, in Etowah, Tennessee, to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John and Volia Harper, who preceded her in death. Survivors: sister, Helen Dickerson; very loving daughters, Mable Parris, Elizabeth Ann (Bit) Harper; son-in-law, Warren B. Parris; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, all of Etowah, Tennessee; one special and loving niece, Ann Gillis, many other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends 3:30-4 p.m. Thursday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 4 p.m., Rev. John Jordon, officiating. Interment Crestview Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

HARRIS, MR. DAVID RANDALL - age 36, passed away on June 14, 1998, at his residence in Caryville, Tennessee. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 18th., 1962, and is the son of Richard Harris and Dorothy Hardin Harris. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oneida and the Tennessee Pharmacy Association. He graduated from The University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in Memphis in 1985. He was preceded in death by three grandparents, Guy and Gladys Harris and Nathan Hardin. He is survived by his mother and father, Dorothy and Richard Harris; children, Sean and Justin Harris of Oneida and Kabriel and Christian Harris of Caryville; grandmother, Thelma Hardin; sister, Kathy Compton of Birmingham, Alabama; two brothers, Richard Jr. of Lake City and Mike of Knoxville; special brother-in-law, Rob Compton his ex-wife Mona Lisa and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Kazee officiating. Burial will be in the Carson Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at West Murley funeral Home in Oneida. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the building fund of the First Baptist church. West-Murley Funeral Home of Oneida is in charge of arrangements for David Randall Harris. 

LANCE, NANCY JANE - age 70, of Sweetwater, passed away Tuesday, June 16,1998, at the family home after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Sweetwater Church of God. Preceded in death by her husband, Norman (Nick) Lance; sons, Norman, Jr. and Freddie Lance; brothers, Arch and Jack Dunn. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, E.H. Lance, Athens, Dutch and Ann Lance, Loudon, Perry and Glenda Lance, Madisonville; daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie Sue and Bill Yates, Sweetwater, Mary, Nancy and Mike Montooth, Sweetwater; grandchildren, Billy and Dewayne, Lee and Autumn, Tonya, Cindi, Angie, Christi, Perry, Jr., Amy and Tera, Nikki and Andy; great-grandchildren, Mandy, Mikie, Dillan, Brando, Blake, Bruce, Perry III, Lacey, Nicholas, Megan, Rachel and Jeffery, Trevor; sister, Nora Evelyn Lance, Sweetwater; special friends of the family, H.L. Elmore and brothers; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. Thursday until 3 p.m. Friday at Sweetwater Church of God. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the church with Rev. G.L. Geren and Rev. Clyde Daugherty officiating. Interment to follow at Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. 

LOY, MRS. ADDIE F. WILSON MALONE - age 78, of New Market, passed away after a lingering illness at 1:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon at her home. She was a loyal member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. Survived by husband, G.W. Loy, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn (Malone) and Steve McClane of New Market; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sharron Loy of New Market; grandchildren, Stephanie James of Russellville, Michelle and Jarred McClane of New Market, Dylan and Arron Loy of New Market; sisters, Elizabeth Bates of Jefferson City and Helen Foster of Knoxville; brother, Woodrow Wilson of New Market; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fielden Chapel with Rev. John Toney and Rev. Millard Johnson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday in Friend Station Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2539 G.W. Loy Road, New Market, Tenn. 37820 or Jefferson County Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 1245, Dandridge, Tenn. 37725. The family will receive friends 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to funeral services. Fielden Funeral Home in charge. 

MARSHALL, KYLE WAYNE - age 38, of Knoxville, passed away June 14, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter, Jamie Marshall; father, Kyle B. Marshall; mother, Cleo Marshall; brother, Tim Marshall; sister, Jackie Johnson. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 1 p.m. Wednesday for graveside service, Dr. Glenn Sullivan officiating. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

MAY, JOHN CLARK - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 12, 1998, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church where he served in various capacities over the years. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University, a member of Triangle Fraternity and a life member of The Ohio State University Association. He was also a life member National Eagle Scout Association. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Eva May and a twin brother James S. May. His survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sharon May, son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Tamera May of Orlando, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Rick Landon of Powell, and their daughters Megan and Molly; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jim Barnes of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Phil and Kris Wilcox of Holly Springs, N.C.; special cousin Joan Osterbrook and husband Ron of Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at Cokesbury United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. with Dr. G. Steven Sallee and Rev. Stephen DeFur officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. A family graveside service will be held at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Honorary pallbearers are Darnell Glisson, Lewis Melcher, Jim Ellis, Tom Lawson, Wes Arnold and Ron Nash. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871, Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909 or the Organ Fund at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 9908 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

NIXON, MRS. ARBUTUS WEST - age 84, of Knoxville, formerly of Dayton, Tenn., died Monday, June 15, 1998. She was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and the Virginia Wood Memorial Sunday School Class. She was an active member of the Dayton Garden Club and the Rhea Central High School Golden Grads. Preceded in death by husband, James Howard Nixon I. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, James Howard Nixon II and Christina K. Nixon of Knoxville, Robert Claude Nixon of Athens, Ala.; daughter, Victoria Della Nixon of Knoxville; grandson, James Howard Nixon III and wife, Lori, of Brentwood; granddaughters, Jill Nixon Salsbury and husband, Brad, Erin Holder Forrester, all of Knoxville and Joy Carol Nixon of Gallatin; great-grandson, Chase Stephen Forrester of Knoxville; and was particularly close to brothers, Winfred K. and wife, Tiny West of Maryville and Homer K. and wife, Jo West of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. and special friend, Clark and Mary Helton. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed at 7:30 p.m. by funeral service at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church Chapel with Rev. Vernon Holstad officiating. Family and friends will meet at Buttram Cemetery in Dayton, Tenn. for a 2 p.m. Thursday interment service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Vine Grove United Methodist Church, 290 Back Valley Rd., Dayton, TN 37321, where she was a member of over 50 years. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

RHINES, BERTHA SUE GAINES - age 44, passed away, June 16, 1998, at her home. She was previously an LPN at Shannondale Healthcare Center. Preceded in death by her parents, William P. and Lillie Mae Gaines. She is survived by her son, Jason A. Rhines; daughter, Melanie Ann Emerson; sisters, Regina Ann Norton, Beverly Nicely and June Gaines; special dear friend and love, James Spencer; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Three Points Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Thompson Cancer Center. Family will receive friends following the services at the church. 

ROBERTS, FRANCES EVELYN - age 73, Sunday, June 14, 1998. Mrs. Roberts was an active member of the Dickson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Harris Roberts. She is survived by her sons, Mike Roberts and wife, Gwen, Greeneville, Tenn., David Roberts and wife, Betty, West Bloomfield, Mich., Steve Roberts and wife, Jana, Madison, Tenn.; daughter, Louann Wade and husband, Steve, Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Brian Roberts, Tim Roberts, Mark Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Jason Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Aaron Wade, Rebecca Wade, Mary Wade and Sarah Wade; mother, Margaret Bailin, Edgewater, Fla.; sister, Joyce Bagwell, Edgewater, Fla. The body is at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, Tenn., where the family will receive friends Wednesday, June 17th. from 4:8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be from Alta Loma Baptist Church, Thursday, June 18, 1998, at 10 a.m. Rev. Lloyd Lawrence officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Porter, Walt Gagnon, Clarence Robertson, Nelson Branham, Harold Grisham, Ollie Wade, Eddie Ray Porter and the deacons, past and present, at Alta Loma Baptist Church. Grandsons and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Interment service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Cemetery, Dickson, Tenn. Memorials may be made to the building fund at the New Smyrna Beach Baptist Church, 214 Sams Avenue, New Symrna Beach, Fla. 32169 or the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children. Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, Tenn. (615) 859-5231. 24 hour obituary line (625) 859-0300. 

RUSH, WILLIAM DAVID (LITTLE DAVID) III - age 17, passed away Monday, June 15,1998. He was a former student at Halls High School, an employee of Paul Kelly and an avid fisherman. A part of "Little David" will live on because he was an organ donor. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Nellie and Larry Free; father, William David Rush, Jr.; sisters, Sandra Davis, Tonya Coots and Denise Allen; brothers, Ricky Cole, Chase Cole, Jason Rush, Larry Wayne Free; grandmothers, Alice Rush and Inez Hensley; special friend, Jennifer Russell; best friends Joe McBee and Jaycen Jenes; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.,m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Webber officiating. Family and friends will go in procession to Halls Memorial Gardens following the service. Pallbearers will be Joe McBee, Jaycen Jenes, Chris Jenes, David Davis, Jr., D.J. Corum and Daniel Corum. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

RUTH H. RUTH - age 74, of Bean Station, passed away June 16, 1998, at the home of her daughter after an extended illness. She was a member of Washburn Baptist Church. Mrs. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ruth; parents, Pete and Sarah Ann Hurst; sisters, Vesta Roberts, Alma Parker and brother, Earnest Hurst. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Johnny Williams and grandson and wife, Jeff and Karen Williams; several special nieces and nephews; many special friends and a special pet. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, June 17, 1998, Rev. Fred Parker and Rev. Pete Roberts will be officiating. Graveside services will be Thursday, June 18, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Acuff Cemetery in Washburn. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge. 

SELLS, MABLE D. - age 88, of Knoxville, who had been a patient at Hillcrest North for the past several years, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 14, 1998, at U.T. Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Survived by daughters, Bernice Horton of Longwood, Fla. and Barbara Linkous of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine (Terry) and Jack Butler of Corryton, Billie Jean and James Reynolds, Alma Jean and Martin Hawkins of Knoxville and Clarice and David Hellar of Valrico, Fla.; son, Fletcher C. Dodson of Knoxville; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters and four brothers. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Rev. Dean Braden officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

STUMPF, JULIE ANN - age 33, of Oliver Springs, formerly of Maryville, died Monday, June 15, 1998. She was an employee of the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by John W. Stumpf and Clara Stumpf. Survivors include: father and stepmother, John Richard and Gail Stumpf of Maryville; mother, Phyllis B. Patty of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Lamar and Amy Stumpf of Friendsville; half brother, James Patty of Friendsville; half sister, Tammy Sue Stumpf of Maryville; step sister, Kelly Burnett of Maryville; step brother, Ronnie Ogle of Maryville. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Macht officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

TIPTON, NOAH I. - age 88, of Walland, died Monday, June 15, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was born in Cades Cove, was retired from ALCOA and a member of the 25 Year Service Club. Mr. Tipton was preceded in death by his parents, William Jackson and Nancy Burchfield Tipton; sisters, Odell Hubbard and Oca Upton; brothers, Claude, Jess, Floyd and Hoyt Tipton. Survivors include: wife, Dorothy R. Tipton of Walland; son and daughter-in-law, Brickey and Joyce Tipton of Walland; granddaughter, Kimberly Tipton of Walland; sister, Willie Hall of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Lawson and Mildred Tipton of Maryville. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Martin officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home. 

TROUTMAN, MRS. HAZEL PAYNE - age 89, passed away Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Fort Sanders Park West Medical Center. Mrs. Troutman was a native of Knoxville and the daughter of the late William A. and Dorcas Lemons Payne. Mrs. Troutman lived most of her adult life in Atlanta where she retired from Emory University after 40 years of service and also was a dedicated member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer where she sang in the choir for 40 years. After moving to Knoxville she was a member for the last 13 years at Messiah Lutheran Church and was active with the Prime-Timers Group. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel L. Troutman. She is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Payne and Elsie Payne of Knoxville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Troutman; nieces and nephews, Greg and Carol Ann Peeler, Jerry and Jane Sneed, Linda J. Poston and Marilyn T. Meyers. Mrs. Troutman is at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, with Rev. David S. Bradford and Rev. John L. Shepherd officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919 or to the charity of your choice. Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

WATSON, JAMES RULE - age 78, of Seymour, passed away Monday, June 15, 1998. He was a member of Graystone Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. Former office manager for Southside Coal Company, owned by E.J., Elliott, father-in-law. Member of the Eighth Air Force Fighter Squadron in WWII. Retired from the U.S. Post Office. Preceded in death by parents, James R. Watson, Jesse Owen Mashburn; stepfather, W.S. Mashburn; brothers, Eugene and Lowell Watson. Survivors: wife, Ann Elliott Watson; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Ronnie Teague, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, James R., III and Rosalie Watson, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; grandchildren, John David Brown, Patrick Brown, Celeste Watson, James R. Watson, IV and Bradley Teague; five great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Josephine Ellliott; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Rev. Morgan Biggs officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Faith 2000 Challenge, c/o Graystone Presbyterian Church, 139 Woodlawn Pike,Knoxville, Tenn. 37920 or Bachman Home For Boys. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

WOOD, HARLEY G. - age 88, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord, June 15, 1998. Survivors: wife, Lyda Melton Wood; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bob Miller; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Ann Wood, Boyd and Frances Wood; grandchildren, Janet Butler, Randy and Dean Wood, Karen Fritts and Angela Bishop; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Homer, Dennis, Carson and Henry Wood. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, McCarty-Weaver Chapel, Rev. Dean Wood and Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. Pallbearers: Randy Wood, Jim Bishop, Johnny Wood, Roy Wood, Ron Turpin, Lynn Wood. Family and friends will meet 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue. 

WOODRUFF, MRS. DORIS - 2301 Whittle Springs Road, departed this life, June 11, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. She leaves to mourn her passing: daughters, Leann Toups Richter, Brenda Toups and Melody; son, Clifford, many other relatives and friends of Knoxville and Louisiana. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.

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