Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|AILEY, EARL WINFREY - age 73, of 859 W. Highway 25/70,
Dandridge, passed away at 11:24 p.m. Thursday evening, June 11, 1998, at
Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City following an extended illness.
He was of the Methodist faith and was preceded in death by his parents,
Otha and Willie Ann Manning Ailey and brother, William Ailey. He was a
retired employee of the Tennessee Handbags, Inc. in Dandridge after many
years of service. Mr. Ailey was an avid C.B. radio operator in this area
known to his friends as "Pockets". Survivors include his devoted wife of
51 years, Edna (Deane) Nicholson Ailey of the home; daughters, Mrs. Murle
(Shirley) Martin of New Market and Mrs. Dennis (Bobbie) Daniel of Rutledge;
grandchildren, Angie Martin of New Market and Brian Daniel of Rutledge;
sisters and brother-in-laws, Aileen and Gene Gass of Dandridge and Deloris
and Bobby Joe Cate of New Market; brother and sister-in-law, Boyd and Ogle
Mae Ailey of Dandridge; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 14, 1998 from the
Farrar Funeral Chapel in Jefferson City with Rev. Ben Lynch and Rev. Randy
Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Wesley's Chapel Methodist
Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411. W. Broadway
Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760, phone (423) 475-3892.
ANDERSON, THOMAS GLENN - of Knoxville, passed away on June 12, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional. He was a member of West Haven Baptist Church, Burlington Masonic Lodge #763, Scottish Rite and Shriners. He was retired from Consolidated Freight Ways and Teamsters Local #519. He was preceded in death by his sons, Gary and Terry Anderson; first wife, Faye Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Mary Blair Anderson of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Ann Anderson of Burk, Va.; daughter-in-law, Pat Anderson of Knoxville; stepdaughter and husband, Patricia and Charles Mink of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Fern McClain of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. Tim McGhee and Rev. John Crawford officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue.
ANGLE, MRS. EMILY CONNER - age 85, of Corryton, died 3:07 p.m. Friday, June 12, 1998, as a result of an automobile accident. Member of Union Baptist Church and The Faithful Worker's Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband, Ray Angle; son, James D. Angle. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Ray Everett, Corryton; grandchildren, Julie and Edward Thompson, Lori and Buz Hall, Karla and Mark Hopkins, Michael, Steve and Jill Angle; 10 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sharon Angle, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 3 p.m. Monday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. John Thomerson and Rev. James Lennon officiating. Interment to follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church TV Ministry, 6701 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. Family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
ARNOLD, THELMA HOFSTETTER - recently of Claxton, formerly of Fairfield, passed away Friday, June 12, 1998, at her home. She was past member of American Federation of The Blind, Birmingham Chapter. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Spencer Arnold. She is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Crawford of Claxton, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and James McGriffen of Seneca, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Spencer and Bertha Arnold of McCalla, Ala.; sister-in-law, Janie Clemens; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; special family friend, Hanna Ruth Watker Conrard. Interment will be in Troy, Mississippi on Monday at 12 p.m. with Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Arrangements by McCarty Woodhaven Chapel.
BAKER, WILLIAM - of Knoxville, passed away June 13, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. He was a member of BibleWay Baptist Church and Powell Masonic Lodge F&AM. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Franklin and Della Marie Black-Baker; son, Donald Wayne Baker. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, William Michael and Sue Baker, David Eugene and Patti Baker; daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Alfred Grant, Phyllis and Eddie Wilson, all of Knoxville; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, James Franklin and Robert Tate Baker; sisters, Anna Louise Strader and Emma Ruth Bumgardner; 13 nieces and nephews, all of Knoxville. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel with Rev. Gene Hurley officiating. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandsons. Timothy Wayer Baker, Jeffery Scott Wilson, Mark Edwin Wilson, Michael David Baker, Richard Carroll Baker, Donald Eugene Baker, Dustin Scott Baker, and Derek Wayne Baker. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road.
BARNES, LONZO - age 68, of Sevierville, died Friday, June 12, 1998, at Fort Sanders Sevier-Medical Center. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Survivors: wife, Bonnie S. Barnes; children, Jeff Barnes, Shari McCarter; stepchildren, Mike Johnson, Chris Johnson, Lisa Johnson; sisters, Mrs. Bob (Irene) Burkett, Mrs. Clyde (Grace) Parton; half-brothers, Charlie Gates, Roy Gates; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, Elder Shirley Henry officiating. Interment in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, Pigeon Forge.
CARMICHAEL, MARY NELL - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away June 12th., 1998, at her home with family members by her side. She was a member of Central Assembly of God Church for 48 years, formerly known as Scott Street Assembly of God. The wife of Gene E. Carmichael for a dedicated 57 years. They shared several businesses together, most recent Carmichael's Auction and Furniture House for the past 40 years. Her parents were Ed and Cora Turner, deceased. Survived by her children and their spouses, Wayne and Brenda Carmichael, Linda and Richard Johnson, Sandra and Johnny Vandergriff, all residing in Knoxville; grandchildren, Eddie Carmichael, Kelly Carmichael and wife, Lynn, Michelle Johnson, Jennifer Kincaid and husband, Travis; great-grandchild, Amanda Carmichael; brother, Gene Turner and wife, Betty; sister-in-law, Nellie Turner. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, Rose Broadway Chapel where Mary will be remembered by Rev. Bobby Steele and Rev. Roscoe Oxendine officiating. Vocalist Tina Steele will sing "There Will Be Peace In The Valley" and "How Great Thou Art". Family and friends will meet at 2:15 p.m. Monday at Bookwalter Cemetery for a 2:30 p.m. interment service. Pallbearers will be Kelly Carmichael, Eddie Carmichael, Richard Johnson, Johnny Vandergriff, Jackie Keys and Travis Kincaid. " In remembrance there are no earthly expressions to explain the depth of love shared or loss felt by us the family. God blessed us with the presence of his most gracious angel and ambassador to heaven on earth. As her family we witnessed immeasurable generosity and absolute faith." Because of her spiritual influence we can try to go on for now we know God has claimed his angel to take her place in the heavens and be whole again. In last tribute we love you beyond measure Mother and Memaw. Family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
CROFT, JESSIE A. - 79, of 124 Tallent Lane, Vonore, formerly of Mt. Vernon Community, Madisonville, died 11:35 p.m. Friday, Park West Hospital. Survivors: wife, Imogene Mainor Croft, Vonore; children, Walter Croft and Beatrice Wilson of Georgia; stepchildren, Ricky Mainor and Jerry Johnson, Vonore and Robin Christmas of California; grandchildren, Harold, Gary, Troy, Shellie, Shelia of Georgia, Ronald (Rudy) of Michigan, Scott and Henry of Greenback. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Rick Kirkland and Rev. S.A. McElhaney officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Simpson Cemetery, Loudon. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home.
DAVIS, RUBY LEE STAIR - passed away Friday, June 12, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. Member of Vestal Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Jess Davis; parents, Noble and Josephine Stair; four brothers; four sisters; granddaughter, Crystal Huebner. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Albert (Sonny) and Sarah Davis, Richard and Phyllis Davis, Roy and Gail Davis, all of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy Jones, Jessie and Howard Montgomery, Eva and Jim Jenkins, Debra and Greg Smithers, all of Knoxville; brothers, Walter Stair, Corryton, Tenn., Arthur Stair, Madisonville, Tenn., James (Jack) Stair, Philadelphia, Tenn; sisters, Onie Faulkner, Corryton, Tenn., Lois Vair, Philadelphia, Tenn; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; adopted daughter, Susan Perkins, Australia. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Monday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Buster Gibson and Dr. George Hollander officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
DUGGINS, MARGUERITE - age 92, of Holston Hills, passed away June 12, 1998, at Shannondale Health Care. Preceded in death by husband, Lon R. Duggins. Member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Retired from the Dean of Students office at the University of Tennessee. Survivors: nieces, Betty Fielden, Barbara McCauley, Dorothy Sandberg, Joan Ratledge; nephew, Robert Daley. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for graveside service at 10 a.m. with Dr. Tom Warren officiating. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
DYE, MILDRED TATE "MAMAW" - age 71, of Knoxville, went home to be with Jesus on her birthday, Saturday, June 13, 1998. "Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praises her," Prv. 31:28. "This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did." Act 9:36. She was the heart and soul of Powell Church of God, and was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Latona Dye. Survived by husband, Aubrey W. Dye; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Larry G. and Carolynn Dye; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Lawrence Spencer, Beverly and Rev. Jerry Cox, Barbara Goodrich, Connie Tarver, and Karen Dye; grandchildren and husbands, Kendra and John Morgan, Traci and Jerry Dodd, Lerae and Marcus Brooks, also Tammi, Stephanie, Michael, Amanda and Paul; great-grandchildren, Josh, Kaci, Emily, Jordan, Isabella, Jacob, Jeremiah, and Alexis; brothers, James and Sammy Tate; sisters, Kathryn Kestner, Ruth Smith, Eva Rush, Geneva Wright, all of Bristol, Tenn., and very special niece, Sharon Kestner; best friend, Jo Ann Barber and "George"; a host of family and friends. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. Jerry E. Cox, Rev. Larry G. Dye, and Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Rose Broadway Chapel.
GANN, JOHN H. - age 78, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 12, 1998. Survivors: wife, Dorothy Virginia Gann; son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Karen Gann; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Jon Renthal, Helen and Hayden Brown; four grandchildren; sister, Mary Ruth Coile; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be Monday, 10 a.m. June 15, 1998 at St. John's Cathedral with the Rev. Canon Laura Myhr officiating. Visitation will follow service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902 of The American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. in charge.
GARRETT, PAULINE "LITTLE MEMMIE" - age 93, of Knoxville, departed this life to join her heavenly family on Friday, June 12, 1998. Member of Glen Oaks Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Mack V. Garrett; infant son, Vernon Garrett; mother, Martha Odom Garrett and sister, Anniebell Tindell Cooper. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Betty Garrett; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Wayne "Poss" Key; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Harrison Summers; devoted daughter, Peggy Garrett; sister, Ollie Blanch White; grandchildren, Gail, Wendy, Angie, Scott and Junior; great-grandchildren, Little John, Kayla, Little Scott, Nicky, Stephanie and Matthew; numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. Funeral service 4 p.m. Sunday at Glen Oak Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Romines, Rev. Ronnie Dotson, Rev. Charles McGill and Rev. Dexter Merritt officiating. Pallbearers: Scott Key, David Burleson, John Rodgers, David Turner, Herman Meredith, Steve Grandstaff and Ronny Weaver. Family and friends will meet Monday at Holloway Cemetery for a 1 p.m. interment service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
HAZELWOOD, JONAS WRIGHT - age 80, of Talbott, went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 12, 1998, at his residence. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. Mr. Hazelwood attended Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.H. and Mattie Smith Hazelwood; brothers, Floyd, Herman and Shade Hazelwood; sisters, Beatrice Eller and Genevia Hazelwood. Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Barthena Rines Hazelwood; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and James Smelcer; son and daughter-in-law, Lester and Jo Ann Hazelwood of Talbott; brothers, Sherman Hazelwood of Jefferson City, Lonnie and Ray Hazelwood of Talbott. Mr. Hazelwood was like a grandfather to Morgan Gregg and Jason Woods; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Monday, 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. George Miller and Rev. Bob Griffin officiating. Interment to follow in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the Westside Chapel Funeral Home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
HEMBREE, LUCY K. - age 75, of Fountain City, passed away Thursday evening at UT Medical Center. She was a life long member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Very active with WMU, the adult choir and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. An active member and former president of PTSA. Survived by husband, P.W. Hembree of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Doug Harned of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Doug and Kathy Hembree of Knoxville; granddaughters, Meredith Hembree, Erica Hembree and Elizabeth Harned; grandson, Dean Harned, all of Knoxville; sister, Grace Jones of California, Elsie Sclater of Marion, Va., Aniece Hodges of Johnson City; sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Hembree and brother-in-law, James Hembree, both of Knoxville. Friends will meet at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside services at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Ron Mouser and Rev. Ed Jenkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
HENDERSON, WARREN HEADLEE - 86, of 104 West Pasadena Lane, died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at his home. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and had been active in his church and community activities. Mr. Henderson had more than 36 years of federal service, 22 of those years in Oak Ridge. His last position was director of finance of the Atomic Energy Commissions' Oak Ridge Operations, which he held from 1964 until his retirement in 1974. Born February 28, 1912, in Indianola, Iowa, he was the son of the late Rev. Virgil W. and Mary Headlee Henderson. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska. During World War II he served as a communications officer with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. Mr. Henderson was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 57 years, the former Marie Elleen Burket of Minburn, Iowa. Mr. Henderson is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Sherrill and Richard Mortenson of Charlotte, N.C. and Barbara and Thomas Casey of Oak Ridge; four grandchildren, Eric and his wife, Jeannine Mortenson and Sean Mortenson, all of Charlotte, N.C., Bridget Casey Davies and her husband, Yann of Brighton, England and Timothy Casey of Oak Ridge; also by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Henderlight officiating. The family will receive friends in the church parlor beginning at 2 p.m. and also following the service. Graveside service will be held in Minburn, Iowa. Arrangements by McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.
HILL, MRS. JEANETTE SLIGER - age 95, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 12, 1998, at Royal Care Nursing Home in Pigeon Forge. Mrs. Hill was a longtime member of Galilee Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Green Lee Hill; her daughter, Marjorie North; and sons, Glenn Hill, Clarence Hill and Kenneth Hill. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Edith and Paul Scott, Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Mae Hill, Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hill is at Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 Valgro Road, where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 15, 1998, with Rev. Guy Milam officiating. Interment will follow at Highland South Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Highland South Funeral Home. 573-7300.
HURST, BRYAN ANTHONY - age 27, of Tazewell, passed away as a result of an automobile accident Thursday morning. Family will receive friends 7-9 Saturday, Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Burial in the Irish Memorial Gardens. Coffey, Tazewell, in charge of arrangements. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children's Hospital.
KEEBLER, REV. WILLIAM (BILL) FRANK - age 67, of Knoxville, died 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 1998, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was a retired Baptist minister and a member of Island Home Baptist Church, former pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Wartburg. Preceded in death by wife, Helen Huffaker Keebler. Survivors: sons and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Wendy Keebler, New Jersey; Joel Keebler, Knoxville, Stephen Keebler, Asheville, NC; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Glen Price, Madesto, Calif; brother and sister-in-law, James and Nancy Keebler, Knoxville; brother, Patrick Keebler, Atlanta, Ga; fiancee, Shirley Patterson, Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Jo Ann Burnett Clabo and Sue Luttrell; brothers-in-law, James Huffaker and Harold Huffaker; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawan Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Monday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Earl Wilson officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary Oglewood Ave. at Broadway.
LYNCH, FRANK WILLIAM - 75, of North Knoxville, passed away June 13, 1998, St. Mary's Medical Center. Survivors: wife, Barbara Lynch; daughter and son-in-law, Frankie and Danny Fielden; son, William Brian Lynch of Knoxville; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Carolyn Mason of Kentucky, Richard and Vickie Blalock of Knoxville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Lynch of Knoxville. Service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel. Pastor Ed Rosen officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
KELLY, VANN ALLEN - age 65, of Oliver Springs, died Friday, June 12, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was employed at Roane Electric in Rockwood for 21 years until 1984 and retired from Cross Mountain Mining Company in 1995. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Oliver Springs. Mr. Kelly was born March 27, 1933 to Robert and Stella Jackson Kelly, both now deceased. He attended Coalfield High School and lived in Coalfield until 1979 when he moved to Oliver Springs. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mildred McNew Kelly; two brothers, Phillip Kelly of Midtown and Alton Kelly of Forest Park, Ga.; and by a daughter, Catherine Brown of Knoxville. Survivors: wife of 19 years, Verldean Coker Kelly of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; sons, Ronnie Poole and wife Suzanne of Oliver Springs, Mike Kelly and wife Debbie of Rockwood, Tenn., Jeff Kelly and wife Sandy of Oliver Springs, Mitchell Kelly of Oliver Springs; daughters, Brenda Hamby and husband Ronnie of Gastonia, N.C., Cindy Bendure and husband Roger of Oliver Springs, Darlene Collins and husband Steve of Oliver Springs, Karen Kirkland and husband Wes of Powell, Cindy Daniels and husband Dennis of Andersonville, Tenn.; son-in-law, Michael Brown of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ron Hamby, Sonya Hamby, Kristi Kelly, Shannon Poole, Morgan Poole, Kelly Collins, Phillip Kelly, Kristin Kelly, Allison Bendure, Wesley Kirkland, and Mary Catherine Brown; sisters, Geneva Russell and husband Earl of Oak Ridge, Elda June Humphrey and husband Stirlin of Harriman, Hattie Mae Henderson and husband Barry of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Dottie Kelly of Forest Park, Ga.; brother-in-law, Edward Coker and wife Linda of Oliver Springs; father and mother-in-law, Verldon Coker and Irene Coker of Oliver Springs. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 15, 1998, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tony Rutherford officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens on Highway 61. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 14, between the hours of 5-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 601, Oliver Springs, TN.
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.
MEDLIN, EUGENE HOWARD "GENE" - age 85, a life-long resident of Knox Co. and Lenoir City, passed away Friday afternoon, June 12, 1998, at the Baptist Health Care Center in Lenoir City. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden since 1924, a 32nd Degree Mason, past master of Cherokee Lodge #728, a member of Cypress Commandery Knights Templar and Paxton Chapter #184 as well as Bearden Chapter #437 Order of the Eastern Star. After many years with the Ford Motor Company, he formed his own business, Medlin Electronics, from which he retired in 1976. He was a former commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and spent many years teaching classes in water and boating safety. He was preceded in death by parents, Hugh and Lula Brook Medling; wife of 51 years, Bertha Kelly Medlin; sisters, Louise Evans and Juanita Medlin; brother, Guilford J. Medlin; and grandson, Edward Eugene Trent. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Eddie Trent of Strawberry Plains, Linda and Doug Collins of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Jeanette Craig, Chris Schmied, Clay Schmied; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Hu and Bob McNabb, Nashville; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Monday in the Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville for graveside services, Rev. Archie L. Fendley officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City.
MORGAN, BARBARA SUE - age 62, of Knoxville, passed away June 12, 1998, at Fort Sanders Medical Center. She was a member of City View Baptist Church. Survived by husband, John W. Morgan, Sr.; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Robert Greer, Fairfield, Ohio; sons and daughters-in-law, John W., Jr. and Kathy Morgan, Fairfield, Ohio, Thomas R. and Laura Morgan, Knoxville; eight grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Monday for a 2 p.m. graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Toby Everett officiating. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
NOCE, ANGELINA "ANG" ZAVATTIERI - age 48, of Corryton, went home to be with Jesus Saturday, June 13, 1998. Member of Pratts Chapel Baptist Church. Employee of Standard Wilson Glass Company. Preceded in death by mother, Lola Zavattieri an dbrother Tony Zavattieri. Survivors: husband, Joseph Noce; father, Sam Zavattieri; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Liz Leo, Michael and Leesa Leo; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Keith Whitlock, Kristi and Kenny Godfrey; step-son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Nina Noce; grandchildren, Courtney, Adrianne and Dominick Leo, Courtney and Chuncey Whitlock, Joshua Crosby; brothers Sammy Zavattier, Jr. and wife, Connie, New York, Bob Zavattieri and wife, Teena, Powder Springs, Tenn.; a beloved aunt, C.V. Cole; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel. Preachers Gary Beeler and Bob Zavattieri officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday before the service at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
OGLE, JOHN DAVID - age 41, of Knoxville, passed away June 12, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center. He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. Survived by wife, Melissa Ogle; three daughters, Christy, Jessica, and Brittany; also survived by his mother; three sisters; two brothers; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 12 noon Monday Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. John Lawson officiating. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday Rose Broadway Chapel.
PACK, BETTY HAYES - 70, of Knoxville, died Friday, June 12, 1998. She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend, Edward B. Pack; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Sheila Pack of Knoxville, Kenneth Pack of Florida; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister, Mary Morrison of Morristown, Tenn. The family is honoring Mrs. Pack's wishes that her funeral service and committal be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Interfaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
PEEDEN, HELEN CALNAN - age 89, of Knoxville, died Thursday, June 11, 1998. Before World War II, she was chief nurse of obstetrics at Bethesda Medical Center. She was chief nurse with the 70th General Hospital in North Africa during the invasion of Italy and Sicily during World War II, received the bronze star in 1945, and was discharged from the Army as a captain. After retiring as a nurse educator at St. Mary's Hospital, she worked as a private duty nurse. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Joseph N. Jr., and Dr. Paula Peeden of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Betsy and Dr. Bobby Folsom of Vicksburg, Ms; grandchildren, Melissa Williams, Bobby Lee Folsom, Jr., Sarah Katherine Peeden, Joseph Paul Peeden, and Preston Noble Peeden; one great grandchild, John Thomas Williams; sister, Mrs. Alma Rose Woods of Louisiana, Mo.; and dear companion, Dr. Eugene Pitts. Family and friends will meet Sunday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for a 4 p.m. interment service with military honors presented by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard, Dr. William R. Barron officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
REEDER, MARY COOK - age 85, of Sequoyah Hills, died Thursday, June 11, 1998. A native of Columbia, Tenn. She was a valedictorian of her graduating class at Columbia High School and attended University of Tennessee where she was a member of Tri Delta Sorority. Mrs. Reeder was an active member of Church Street United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by children, Claude S. Reeder, III and Ella McKee Reeder. Survivors: husband, Claude S. Reeder, Sr.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan R. and Paul Siler of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Mary Siler Walker and husband, Bill, and T. Paul Siler, III; great grandchildren, Willis Reeder Walker and Susan Elise Walker; sister, Mrs. Robert (Jane Cook) Loyd of Lewisburg, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Fitz John Weddell of San Luis Obispo, Calif. A private entombment will preceed a 4 p.m. memorial service Monday at Church Street United Methodist Church with Rev. William J. Fowler and Rev. Cabel W. Trent officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Reeder-Siler scholarship fund, c/o University of Tennessee College of Communications, 302 Communications, Knoxville, TN 37996-0332, or "Rejoice" Program, c/o Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel or at the home of her daughter, 717 Kenesaw Ave. Family will receive friends following the funeral service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
RILEY, ELIZABETH (BETTY) - age 93, of Knoxville, formerly of Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Hendersonville, N.C., passed away June 13, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hendersonville. Preceded in death by husband, Donald H. Riley, Jr. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Donald R. and Betty Riley; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Ann and Robert L. Smith; sister, Pat Leary of Leigh Acres, Fla.; seven grandchildren and spouses, Richard and Vicki Smith, Larry and Sharon Smith, Barbara Lennis Bearden, Carol Jean Riley, Lisa and Phil Kienlan, Kathy and Gary Tong, Donald and Jana Riley; 16 great-grandchildren. Catholic funeral service 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Rose Garden Chapel with Father Bert Demers officiating. Graveside services Monday in Hendersonville, N.C. The family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
ROWDEN, VERA N. - age 78, passed away Friday, June 12, 1998. Survivors: sons, Dexter, Roger and David Rowden, Knoxville; daughters, Diane Mayes, Owensboro, Ky., Glenda Gordon, Spout Spring, Va.; 14 grandchildren. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Rocky Hill Cemetery Rev. Michael McNeal and Rev. Henry Waggoner officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
SPENCER, MOLLY OWENS - age 69, of Maryville, died at 2:28 p.m. Friday, June 12, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of the Daughters of the Revolution (D.A.R) and an alumni of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She is preceded in death by parents, Sue Davis Owen and Hugh Preston Owen of Memphis. Survivors include husband, Robert L. Spencer; daughters and sons-in-law, Sallie and John E. Smith of Richmond, Va., Susan and William Powers of Lawrenceville, Ga., Meg and Mark Rooney of Lillburn, Ga. and Beth and Joe Pinson of Augusta, Ga.; six grandchildren; sisters, Lillian O. Lang of Memphis, Tenn., Ruth O. Cannon of Maryville, and Ann Gallaher of Memphis, Tenn. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. Monday, June 15, 1998, at Grandview Cemetery with Rev. Mike Brumley officiating. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Smith Mortuary. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements.
TROTTER, ROGER W. - age 73, of Maryville, died Friday, June 12, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, served two terms as Sheriff of Blount County, served as Chief Deputy for Sheriff L.B. Sutton and also worked for Vulcan Materials. Mr. Trotter was preceded in death by his wife, June Gillespie Trotter and father, D.W. Trotter. Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Vicki Trotter of Knoxville; granddaughter, Kimberly Trotter; mother, Jessie Trotter of Maryville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Shirley Trotter of Maryville, Wendell and Billie Trotter of Columbia, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Marcelle Lillard. Friends will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at Grandview Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Howard E. Haws officiating. Arrangements by McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
UMBARGER, RUBY D. - age 87, of South Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 12, 1998, at her home. Member of Meridian Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Mary and James B. Brewer; granddaughters, Teresa and Cathy Brewer; grandson, Greg and wife, Michelle Brewer. Graveside service 3 p.m. Monday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Tim Purvis officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 Sunday at Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Magnolia Avenue.
WADE, OLGA KATHLEEN HAYNES - was born on September 13, 1908, in Clinton, Tenn. She passed away Monday, June 8, 1998, in Sarasota, Florida, at Doctor's Hospital. She was the widow of John Earl Wade of Knoxville, Tenn. and was a resident there from 1930 until mid 1953. Member of First Christian Church of Knoxville. She is the beloved mother of 11 children, Robert Houston Wade (dec.d), Wanda DeLoche Wade Dryden of Lindsay, Calif., Billie Jean Wade Hord of Sarasota, Fla., Betty Sue Wade Whitney of Durango, Colo., Johnnie Kathleen Wade Thomas of Chattanooga, Tenn., D. Michael Wade of Virginia Beach, Va., Judith Ann Wade Fortney of Punta Florda, Fla., Mary Evelyn Wade Banks of Fort Pierce, Fla., Joseph Earl Wade of Knoxville, Tenn., John Roscoe Wade of Texas, Peggie (Margaret Rose) Wade of Sarasota, Fla.; also 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert C. Haynes; mother, Eva Belew Haynes; brothers, Robert Leonard, Eugene Horatio, George Joseph and sister, Mary Agnes. She had been a resident of Sarasota for the past 20 years and residing at the Pines of Sarasota for the past seven years. She was a lifetime member of the Geneological Society of Sarasota serving as a workshop leader and a library volunteer while in residence at Jefferson Center. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Pines of Sarasota, 1501 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, Fla. 34236. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Oliver Wolfenbarger officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday at Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
WILLIAMS, TROY - age 73, of 5811 Hwy. 411 S., Madisonville, passed away 9:50 p.m. Friday, June 12, 1998, at his home. Veteran of U.S. Army having served in World War II. Retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company. Member of the 25 Year Club. Member of Friendship Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Genetta Harrill Williams; daughters and son-in-law, Brenda Simpson, Etowah, Linda and James Gibson, Englewood; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Gail Williams, Richard Williams, Mike and Charmaine Williams, Jeff and Glenda Williams, all of Madisonville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Thacker, Loudon; niece, Mary Ruth Gordon, Lynchburg, Va. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Carl Croft officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Chestua Methodist Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
WILLIFORD, PATRICK - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday evening, June 6, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member, deacon and former Sunday School teacher of Community Baptist Church and was a member of Bright Hope Lodge #557 F&AM. He was the retired owner of Williford Monument Company and was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He was born March 3, 1921, to the late George Salathiel and Ora Bell Walker Williford. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Peggy Williford McGuire; and brother, Henry Williford. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Copeland Williford; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia W. and Larry L. Turner of Knoxville; grandchildren, Shelley Leigh Turner and fiance' Chris Rogers, Wendy LeAnn Turner, Amy Colleen McGuire, Jennifer Anne McGuire and Jordan Patrick McGuire, all of Knoxville; son-in-law, Gene McGuire of Knoxville; sister, Sidney Scarlett of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Enos Johnson of Gatlinburg; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas O. and Lois Williford of Knoxville, Fred D. and Betty Williford of White Pine, Herbert L. and Betty Williford of Gatlinburg; sister-in-law, Mary Williford of Auburn Hills, Mich.; brother-in-law, William E. Loy, Sr. of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Dot Copeland of Corryton and Elle Copeland of Warren, Mich.; uncle, Ellis Walker of Knoxville; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday at Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rex Eledge and Rev. Vaughn Richardson officiating. Interment was held Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Chris Rogers, Gabe Thrasher, William Johnson, George Scarlett, Fred Williford, Jr., Chester DeMarcus, Allan Ruth and John Idol. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Community Baptist Church. Arrangements by Mynatt Funeral Home.