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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. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday evening, June 13, 1998 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411. W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760, phone (423) 475-3892. 

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. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel with Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Interment will be in Troy, Mississippi on Monday at 12 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel. 

BASKETTE, MR. ONNIE BRUCE - of Decatur, died June 11, 1998. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Cherrie Blalock Baskette, Decatur; children, Mrs. Nicki Lowery and husband, Jack, Charleston, SC; Mr. Onnie B. Baskette, III and wife, Linda, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Lou Hall and husband, Doug, Norcross; Mr. Scott Blalock, Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Helen Murrian and husband, John, Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Baskette was a Veteran of World War II, U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as a Tail Gunner on the B-17 flying 30 missions and received a purple heart. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Eighth Airforce Historical Society, Silver Wings, LaVista Lions Club, Morningside Lodge, Scottish Rite. He retired from Libby Foods and also was in Real Estate sales in Dekalb County. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 13 at 3 p.m. Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Dr. Bob Boling officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lighthouse for the Blind or Oak Grove United Methodist Church handicap improvement fund. Family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the church. A.S. Turner and Sons in charge. 

BEELER, CLARENCE LYNN - age 69 of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, Mr. Beeler was a member of North Knoxville Baptist Church for 51 years. Assistant Fire Chief with the Knoxville Fire Department having retired with 33 years of service. He was the 2nd of four generations having worked for the KFD. He was bailiff with the Knox County Criminal Court Division III for 11 years. He was a Tennessee Colonel having been appointed by Gov. Don Sunquist. Preceded in death by father and mother, Murph and Gertie Beeler; brother Ben Beeler. Survivors: wife of 52 years, June Henson Beeler; daughter and son-in-law, Rose Lynn and Butch Parker; son-Danny Beeler; grandson and wife, Buddy and Kris Parker; granddaughters, Becky Parker, Leigha, Lori, and Leslie Beeler; great-granddaughter, Katelyn Parker; sisters, June Stair and Wanda Webster; brothers, Francis and Herman Beeler; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Guy Milan and Rev. David Webster officiating. Interment will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers-City of Knoxville Fire Department Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers, Congressman Jimmy Duncan, Sheriff Tim Hutchison, Colonel Jack Barnes, Jay Witt, Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz and staff, and Dr. Michael Eisenstadt. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 

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. 

CLEMONS, LEONARD JOHN, SR. - age 54, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 11, 1998, in Lexington, Ky. Survived by daughters, Cindy Weaver and Cooky Peckham; son, Leonard John Clemons, Jr.; four grandchildren; sisters, Gaynelle Gresham, Tonya Harris, Brenda Tallent, Joyce Cline and Janice Shipley; brothers, Charles, Jerry and George Allen Clemons. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday Mynatt;s Chapel, Rev. Leonard (Buster) Gresham officiating. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery 11 a.m. Monday for an interment service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

COLLINS, ERSHEL, SR. - age 80, of Caryville, passed away Friday, June 12, 1998, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of the LaFollette Church of Christ and U.M.W.A. Preceded in death by son, Ershel Collins, Jr. Survivors: wife, Susan Hicks Collins, Caryville; grandchildren, Scott and Renea Collins, Caryville, Kim and Ralph Gilby, Stafford, Va.; four great-grandchildren; brother, Rallph Collins, Wayland, Ky. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Cross Funeral Home, Rev. Carl Hicks officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Cross Chapel. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

COOPER, MARY ANN - age 77, of Maryville, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, June 12, 1998, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. She was a member of Springview Baptist Church and one of the founders of the Alnwick Community Club. She is preceded in death by parents, George and Florence Lowe; a son, Danah Lee Cooper; and granddaughter, Chasity Cooper. Survivors include: husband of 58 years, Clifford L. Cooper; son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie E. and Phyllis Cooper of Maryville; four grandchildren, Sherry, Tim, Tanya, and Teresa Cooper of Maryville; one great-grandchild, Jeremy Martin; sister, Hattie Forrester of Caryville, Tenn. Funeral services are at 8 p.m. Monday, June 15, 1998 in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Guy Milam officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at Sherwood Memorials Gardens for the interment. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 15, 1998 in the Trinity Chapel. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements. 

ELLIOTT, MINNIE WHITAKER - age 83, of Heiskell, Tenn., died Friday, June 12, 1998, at Windwood Health Care Center. Born December 7, 1914, in Knox County, Tenn. She was a member of Bishopville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Elliott; her parents, W.R. and Manda Whitaker; and first husband, Hershel Hardin. Survivors include, three daughters, Bobbie Kennedy of Heiskell, Dorothy and husband, Cecil Stringfield of Heiskell, Betty and husband, J.T. Hill of Claxton; three sons, James W. "Bud" and wife Ruby Elliott of Powell, Kenneth and wife Ruth Elliott of Knoxville, Johnny and wife Mary Elliott of Heiskell; 20 grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth King of Michigan, Flora and husband Elmer Cox of Powell; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 1998 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at funeral home chapel with Rev. Ernest Wright and Rev. Harold Ogle officiating. Burial Sunday, June 14, 1998 at Zion Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

ENSLEY, MR. ISIAH - 1103 Virginia Avenue, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at his home. Member of Greater Bush Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Mrs. Minnie L. Ensley; father and mother, Rev. and Mrs. Walter Ensley and sister, Susie M. Cunningham; granddaughter, Rose L. Herrington; grandson, Lawrence C. Morris. Survivors: loving and devoted daughters, Ella J. Williams, Annie M. Morris, Boston, Mass.; son and wife, Isiah (Margaret) Ensley Jr. of Boston, Mass.; sister-in-law, Mary E. Holliday; sister-in-law, Willie M. (Curtis) Leatherwood and brother-in-law, Robert L. Jackson; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, cousins and friends and the staff at Baptist Hospital. The family will receive friends 7-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Greater Bush Grove Baptist Church. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Rev. Charles McAfee officiating. Interment Sherwood Garden. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

FISHER, MARTHA VIRGINIA - age 76, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998. Attended Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. Survivors, daughter, Marty Ackland of Gainesville, Fla.; grandchildren, Tracie Corbin of Nashville, and Matthew Ackland of Naples, Fla.; great grandchildren, Brandon and Briannal; nephew and wife, Dr. Ken and Mrs. Pat Christenberry; niece, June E. Christenberry; great-nieces, Meridith and Paige Christenberry. Family and friends will meet Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. Family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mann Mortuary Heritage 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 Adem 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 Oaks 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. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

GRAY, DON THOMAS - age 80, passed away Wednesday, June 10,1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. A native of Greeneville, he was the son of the late William Horace and Ethel Margaret Brumley Gray. Mr. Gray was a graduate of Knoxville Business College and retired after 40 years with First American Bank in Knoxville. He was a volunteer for many years with the Bookwalter United Methodist Church Youth and a member of the Redemption Christian Center. Mr. Gray was predeceased by his first wife, Hazel Starling Gray in 1972 and his second wife, Ola McCarter Gray in 1989, his brothers, Billy B. Gray and Robert Dean Gray and stepson, Frank McCarter and was a loving caregiver to his family. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Gary Wilbanks, Greenville, S.C.; brother, James M. Gray, Greeneville, Tenn.; stepson, Jim McCarter, Jefferson City, Tenn.; beloved grandchildren whom he adored, Angel McCarter Strange, Michael McCarter and Scott McCarter; nieces, Linda Gray Carey, Tina Gray Ehrman; nephews, Phil Gray and Jeff Gray. Mr. Gray is at Highland Memorial Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Millard Caldwell officiating. Interment to follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

GREGORY, HOWARD CLARENCE - October 6, 1912 - June 11, 1998. Howard, a former resident of Cades Cove, Tenn., was preceded in death by parents, Williams and Mary Elizabeth Gregory; wife, Ora Lane Gregory; infant son, Howard C. Gregory, Jr.; infant daughter, Betrty Ruth Gregory; brothers, Floyd and Frank Gregory; sisters, Mae Coulter and Susie Owens. Survivors include children, Odell and Reeford Osborne of N.C.; Dorothy Gregory Sutton of Louisville, Mary Sue Gregory of Townsend, Pamela and Doyle Satterfield of Maryville, Jackie Lee and Linda Gregory of Greenback; grandchildren Joyce Osborne, Curtis Wayne Osborne, Tommy Osborne, Daniel Wayne Sutton, William Ashley Sutton, Karen Osborne Kirkland, Deborah Sanders Mainor, Mark Anthony Sanders, Gregory Satterfield, Lane Satterfield and Rachel Satterfield. Howard had 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law Leola Pat Mullins, Mary and Homer Young, June and Marce Kelly, all of Maryville, brothers and sisters-in-law Harvey "H.A." and Nellie Gregory, Claude and Agnes Gregory, all of Maryville, Wiliam Jay and Delores Gregory of Texas; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Gregory spend the last 55 years of his life in the service of the Lord. He was ordained through the Lone Oak Baptist Church of Maryville. He was a circuit preacher for many small local churches. He was retired from Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa Operations as a member of the 25 year club. He had also worked for the Blount County Highway Department and Lee Brothers Construction Company of Madisonville. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home in Maryville. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to proceed to Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church Cemetery in Townsend for a 3 p.m. graveside service. 

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. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

HOWELL, DR. JOSEPH. C., JR. - age 85, of Knoxville, passed away at NHC of St. Mary's. He attended Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Retired Lieutenant of the U.S. Navy. He received Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla. and a Doctorate Degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Retired Professor of Zoology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Harriett and Joseph Howell, Sr. and one brother. Survivors: step-sons, Ray and Kenneth Bacon, New York; daughters, Mary Krstovski and Susan Trindle, California; brother, Ted Howell, New Orleans; one grandchild, Mitchell Krstovski; two step-grandchildren, Bonnie and Charles Bacon, New York. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday, McCarty's Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Rev. Fred E. West, Jr. officiating. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue. 

HURST, BRYAN ANTHONY - age 27, of Tazewell, was born Jan. 21, 1971, passed away on June 11, 1998 due to an automobile accident. He joined Cedar Fork Baptist Church at an early age and remained a member until death. He was preceded in death by his sister, Angie Janene Hurst; grandparents, Joe and Monnie Baker, Mont and Marie Hurst. He was employed by Lakeway Trucking Company. Survived by parents, Barbara and Bill Poore of Tazewell, Beverly Hurst of Middlesbororo, Ky; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Lisa Hurst of Harrogate, Robert Poore of Laurel, Md.; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Stanley Ingram; five precious nieces and nephews, Christopher Hurst, Samantha Stowe, Zachery and Emily Ingram, and Kelli Jo Carter; grandmother, Rosa Mae Poore of New Tazewell; a host of other relatives and friends; special friend, Cindy Brock of Tazewell. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 1998 Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be at Irish Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. 

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 Boyds Creek Baptist Church in Sevier County. 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. 

KING, LLOYD MAYNARD - age 80, of North Knoxville, passed away 10:10 a.m. Friday, June 12, 1998, at the family home. Member of Clear Springs Baptist Church in Mascot. Veteran of World War II. Retired from Ready-Mix Concrete Company. Preceded in death by son, Kenneth Ray King. Survivors: devoted wife of 56 years, Allie Mayes King, Knoxville; son, Lloyd R. King, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Roger Davis, Dandridge, Rebecca and Lynn Cutshaw, Knoxville; grandchildren, Lee Davis, Lori Davis Houser, Mike, Mark and Matt Rogers; five great-grandchildren; sister, Cecil Boling; brother, Arch Dickenson, both of Maryville. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Dewey Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Conley, Jackie Mayes, Sr., Jerry Mayes, Jess Mayes, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. Full military honors will be presented by East Tennessee Veteran Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

MARNEY, MISS GRACE - age 94, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998. Member of Central United Methodist Church where she was organist and music director from 1929-1971. Preceded in death by sister, Fae Marney. Survivors: nieces and nephews, Milton, Sam, and Nancy Marney, Margaret and John Wall. Memorial service to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the music fund, c/o Central United Methodist Church, 201 E. 3rd Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services, P.O. 3025, Knoxville, TN 37927. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MONEY, HAZEL LUCILLE - age 95, formerly of Knoxville, passed away June 9, 1998, in Barnesville, Ga. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 a.m. Saturday at West Adair entrance of Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Jerry L. Wolfenbarger officiating. Friends may call at convenience. Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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. 

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. Funeral service 7 p.m., Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. William R. Barron officiating. 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37909. Family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

PETREE, ISAAC C. (PETE), JR. - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center on June 10, 1998. Member of First Baptist Church of Fountain City, Burlington Lodge #763 F&AM, and R.A.C.K. radio club since 1968. Veteran of WWII serving as radio operator in China. Retired owner of Petree Florist. Preceded in death by parents, I.C. and Joretta Petree; sister, Rachel Petree and son-in-law, David C. Lunsford. Survivors: wife, Mary Winegar Petree; daughter, Donna Lunsford; son, Alan C. Petree and wife Sandra P. Petree; grandchildren, Cindy C. Foster and husband, Ralph Foster, Seth A. Petree, Sean D. Petree; great-grandchild, Chloe Foster; brother, Richard C. Petree, Maynardville; sisters; Evelyn Llewelyn of Greenback; Joann Huff and Winifred Mousseau of California. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for 11 a.m. interment. Rev. Gordon Greenwell and Rev. Carl Oaks officiating. Pallbearers: Seth Petree, Sean Petree, Ralph Foster, John Farmer, Clarence Steele, Joel Huffaker, Billl Reagan. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

POWELL, MR. JOHN F. - March 12, 1922, to June 11, 1998. age 76, of 8173 County Road 51, Clanton, Ala., was born in Tennessee to father, William Powell, deceased; mother, Dorothy Beam Powell, deceased, nee Dorothy Beam; He died at the Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, Ala. A machinist. Survived by wife, Vernette Cost Powell, Clanton, Ala.; son, Mr. Roy Powell, Chattanooga, Tenn.; son, Mr. John Powell, Spartanburg, S.C.; daughter, Mrs. Susan Kirby, Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. Alice Langley, Lenoir City, Tenn.; stepdaughters, Mrs. Connie Woods, Clanton, Ala., Mrs. Lisa Lamar, Jemison, Ala., Mrs. Nina Headley, Jemison, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday, June 12, 1998, 6-8 p.m. Funeral services 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 1998, 3 p.m., Martin Chapel, Clanton, Ala., Rev. Raymond Powell officiating, Interment Mineral Springs Baptist, Clanton, Ala. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home, Clanton, Ala. (205) 755-3550. 

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. 

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. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

SIMMONS, FREIDA - age 49, a resident of Oak Ridge, formerly of Oliver Springs, formerly of Oliver Springs, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at the Vanderbilt University Hospital of Nashville. Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her father, Earl W. Simmons. Survivors: mother, Jean Simmons of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; sisters, Sandra Adkins and husband, Harold of Clinton, Tenn., Janine Woods and husband, Jeff of Oliver Springs; brother, Bryan Simmons of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; uncle, Joe Freels of Karns, Tenn.; aunts, Audrey Wood of Clinton, Tenn., Shirley Yaggi of Clinton, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Paula McDonald and husband, Paul of Oliver Springs, Deene Jenkins and husband, Justin of Oliver Springs, Eli Woods and Ali Woods of Oliver Springs. Mrs. Simmons was born January 16, 1949, in Roane County. She had lived in this area all of her life. She worked for the City of Oak Ridge for over 20 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Ridge with Rev. Steve McDolald officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the AmericanCancer society, 871 North Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, Tenn 37909. 

STINER, CLIFFORD R. - age 83, of Route 1, LaFollette passed away Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a Charter Member of Elm Grove Baptist Church. Clifford was an avid Lady Vols fan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Stiner; parents, P.F. and Hattie Irwin Stiner; brother, Emmit Stiner; sisters, Gertie Monday and Opal Houston. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Max Stiner, and George and Daisy Lou Stiner; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Bill McCullah, all of LaFollette; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Eva Hill of Georgia; devoted caregiver, Catherine Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 1998 in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Bradshaw and Rev. Ronnie Poston officiating. Interment will follow in Fincastle Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday before funeral services. Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

TAYLOR, MR. WALTER R. "SONNY" - age 69, of Stanley Lane, Rockwood, passed away Thursday, June 11, at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. He was a retired truck driver with Roane Electric Furnace. Member of the Whites Creek Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of Rockwood Lodge No. 403, F&AM. Preceded in death by wife, Barbara Stanley Taylor; parents, Cecil and Grace Kendrick Taylor and brothers, Howard and M.F. Taylor. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Gail Taylor, Spring City; one granddaughter, Robin Taylor, Spring City; sisters, Kathleen DeLozier and Charlotte Taylor of Rockwood, Joyce Bassham, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, Nancy McCullough, South Rockwood, Michigan; brother, Ronnie Taylor, Rockwood; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with the Rev. Linwood Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Glen Alice Cemetery with military honors by the Roane County Military Honor Guards. The family will receive friends, Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Mr. Walter R. "Sonny" Taylor. 

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. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

TUCKER, JAMES H. - age 85, of Maryville, died Friday, June 12, 1998, at his home. He was born in Blount County and retired from Shell Oil Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Emaline Godfrey Tucker; brother, Frank Tucker, Sr.; sister, Ida Mae Langford. Survivors include, wife, Evelyn A. Tucker; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry H. and Marjory Tucker of Alcoa, Scott and Christina Tucker of Inglis, Fla; daughter, Pat Ellis of Homosassa Springs, Fla; daughter and son-in-law; Joann and Robert L. West of Covington, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; several nieces and one nephew. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at Laurel Bank Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Eli Henry officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at 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. 

WOLFE, RAY GLENN - age 69, of Knoxville, died 1:49 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Bright Hope Lodge #557 F.& A.M. and Kerbela Temple. Retired from JFG Coffee Company after 43 years. Survivors: wife, Edith Blair Wolfe; daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon and John Cooper, Kathy and Bill Brinson, all of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Rosemary Wolfe, Woodstock, Ga., Hugh and Carol Wolfe, Knoxville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Opal Herron, Luttrell. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Chapel, Dr. Charles Earl officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements byStevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

YEAZEL, GLADYS MARIE - age 93, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998. Preceded in death by Father, George McArthy; mother, Julia Kaylor McArthy; husband, James Eli Yeazel. Survivors: son, Jack Yeazel; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rita Yeazel; granddaughter, Miss Jennifer Yeazel; cousin, Mrs. Rosa Lee Bolin; cousin, Mrs. Carolyn Mink; friend, Mrs. Esther Case; friend, Mr. John Brown; uncle of son, Mr. James B. McPherson. Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Woodlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Julian Spitzer officiating. Call at convenience Saturday 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.

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