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BAYNE, J.W. CURTIS - age 86, of Knoxville, died 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, June 10,1998, at Berkshire Health Care Center, Vinton, Vjirginia. Member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Retired KTL bus driver. Survivors: wife, Louise Simpson Bayne, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Kenneth Robbins, Hardy, Virginia, Nancy and Robert Simpson, Johnson City, Tenn.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law. Family and friends will meet at New Gray Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Saturday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Phillip Simpson officiating. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

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. 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. The family will receive friends Friday evening 6-9 p.m. Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 

BRITTON, NOAH DAVID JR. - age 79, of Rogersville, died Thursday morning, June 11, 1998, at Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Rogersville, he was a member of First Methodist Church. Mr. Britton was retired from Holston Electric Coop and served as fire chief of the Rogersville Volunter Fire Department for over 25 years. He was a veteran of World War II in the Army Air Corps, the past commander of the Rogersville American Legion and a member of Overton Lodge No. 5, F&AM. He was preceded in death his parents, Noah D. and Mabel Britton. He is survived by his wife, Ressie Hunley Britton of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Noah David Britton, III and Charlotte of Rogersville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen Smartt and Dr. William H. Smartt of Ocean Springs, Miss.; sisters, Bobby Price of Rogersville and Mildred Vickers of Smithville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Amy Britton and Abby and Ethan Smartt. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Friday at Colboch-Price Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Military graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery by Hawkins County Color Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday prior to the service at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. 

BROCK, AVERY - age 65, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, June 11, at his residence. He is survived wife, Ola Brock and one daughter and five sons. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Friday at Holley-Gamble Chapel with Rev. Jess Ward officiating. Interment 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery. Visitation Friday 7-8:30 p.m. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

CARPENTER, JUDY ANNE MOORE - age 45, of Maryville, passed away Thursday morning, June 11, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by father, George A. Carpenter; sister, Reba Carpenter. Survivors: husband, Bennie Moore; daughters, Ginger Buchanan of Alcoa and Julie Moore of Knoxville; granddaughter, Ashley Nicole; mother, Velma Huskey Carpenter of Townsend; sisters, Caroline Kenney, Linda Smiley, Sharon Hayes, Wanda Wickers, Louise Akins, and Willie Belle Cope; brothers, Robert Carpenter, Roy Carpenter, Jim Carpenter, Alvin Carpenter, Eugene Carpenter, Zeke Carpenter, Shirley Carpenter, and Ode Carpente0r; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Moses Moore officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment service. Family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

CHAMBERS, JOHN - age 81, of Clinton, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at the family home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 3 p.m. at Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson, Tenn. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home, in charge of local arrangements. 

CHESNEY, MR. WILLIAM DAVID - age 64, of Washburn, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at the home of his son. He was a member of Nave Hill Baptist Church, a lifetime farmer and a friend to everyone. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha White-Chesney and brother, John N. Chesney. Survivors include wife, Gracie Nicley-Chesney; son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Karen Chesney; grandsons, Brad and Chad Chesney; father, Fate Chesney; sisters and brothers-in-law, Clifford and Anna Lee Harrell, James (Red) and Emma McMillan, all of Knoxville, Frank and Nealie Grizzell, Russell and Hazel Gillenwater, all of Maynardville; sisters-in-law, Trula and Beatrice Nicley, both of Washburn; plus many other relatives and devoted friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday evening. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in Ailor's Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Nicley and Richard Nicley officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning at Union Cemetery on Maynardville Highway. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge of arrangements. By friends of David Chesney. 

COX, ROBERT A. - age 84, of Knoxville, born November, 30, 1913 and passed away June 9, 1998, at U.T. Hospital. Member of Spring Place Presbyterian Church. Retired from Range-Aire Division of Martin-Marietta after 33 years as heavy equipment operator. Preceded in death by parents, Gustave and Bell A. Cox ; and four brothers; and one sister. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Lillian Frazier Cox; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Don Rawls; son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Mary Sue Cox, all of Knoxville; grandchildren and spouses, Jamie and Paul Kersey of Dunwoody, Ga., Sheree and Paul Blackstock and Kathy and Jimmy Wright, all of Knoxville, Chuck and Marilyn Cox of Dallas, Texas, Lisa and John Burns of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Laramie and Colleen Kersey, Kassidie, Haley, Leia and Peyton Blackstock, Sarah Katherine, Margaret Grace and Anne Constance Wright, Stephanie Cox, Linsey Edemann and William Charles Burns; brother, Cas Cox; sister-in-law, Ann Cox, both of Knoxville. The family wishes to thank staff on 7 East of UT Hospital, doctors and Baptist Home Health, also to the family and host of friends. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's by 1:15 p.m. Saturday and proceed to Asbury Cemetery for graveside service at 2p.m. Dr. Thomas Warren, Rev. Thurman Pate officiating. Pallbearers: grandsons and granddaughters. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

ELLISON, WANDA - age 76, of Route 1, LaFollette, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at the LaFollette Medical Center. She was a member of Fordtown Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by husband, Ralph Ellison; grandsons, Roger Dale Standifer and Randy Bitz; parents, Earl and Veria Walters Bailey. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Joan Ellison of LaFollette; daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen and Elmer Standifer of Monroe, Mich., Pat and Bob Scott of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Vicki Bitz and dear friend, Robert Byrge of LaFollette; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Jeanie Bailey of LaFollette; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen and J.O. Olvey of LaFollette; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 1998, in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Owen Hatmaker and Rev. Leonard Dabney officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 12, 1998, at Martin Funeral Home. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette 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. 

EVANS, CHARLES R. JR. - age 80, of Lenoir City, passed away Thursday morning, June 11, 1998, at the Sweetwater Hospital. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Evans was retired from the U.S Postal Service. A member of Martel Utility District Board. Survivors: wife of 53 years, Mary Nelle Dial Evans; daughters and son-in-law, Virginia Baxter of Lenoir City, Marsha and Richard Buchanan of Sweetwater; brothers, James Evans of Lenoir City, H.C. Evans of Farragut and Frank Evans, of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Beth Brown of Loudon, Kathy Baxter of Lenoir City, Andrew and Becky Buchanan of Sweetwater; great grandchildren, Kayla Graves and Cody Graves. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Interment will be in the Lake View Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the East Tenn. Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Pallbearers: George Bowman, Charles Dial, Jack Buchanan, Tom Riggle, Richard Buchanan and Kenneth Brown. Honorary Pallbearer; John Worthy. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City in charge. 

FAIN, SCHOLAR W. - of 2012 Seminole Avenue departed this life June 10, 1998 at Life Care Center, Morristown. He was raised in Jefferson County, a retired employee of TVA, and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Sarah Harris Fain; daughter, Sherry Fain; sister, Mrs. Mary Williams; sisters-in-law, Myrtle Cale, Correen Radical, Pauline Pittard, Josephine Lee, Reba Price; brother-in-law, Curtis Harris, grandchildren, Marcus Carter, Jerome Carter, and Tomeka Fain; many devoted friends to include, Mildren Jackson, Katie Logan, Betty G. Kale, Juanita Dale; and a host of nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Monday, 12:30-1 p.m. at Jarnagins Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Rev. James C. Billingsley officiating. Interment Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Jarnagin and Son 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. 

FRENCH, VIRGIL - age 96, of Knoxville, died 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Methodist faith. Attended Lincoln Park Baptist Church and member of Four-Square Sunday School Class. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Anthol Skeen, Knoxville; Fla.; grandchildren and spouses, Karen and Charles Welch, Knoxville, Wayne and Nell Skeen, Tampa, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Laura, Tami, Angela and Christopher; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lizzie Mae Cox, Friendsville, Tenn.; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Saturday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pastor Ted J. Ingram officiating. Memorials may be to The Lincoln Park Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

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. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. 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. 

HAUTHER, EULA MARIE RODGERS - age 80, of Fountain City, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at Hillcrest North. She was a longtime resident of Fountain City, member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, former member and church hostess of Washington Pike Baptist Church. Eula was active in local Republican political circles, she was very active in P.T.A. for many years. She was one of the original organizers of Fountain City Town Hall and Honor Fountain City Day. Survivors: husband of 63 years, Reford C. Hauther; sons and daughters-in-law, James D. and JoAnne Hauther of Conyers, Ga., Earl T. and Joy Hauther of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Steve Smith of Knoxville; grandchildren, LeaAnne and Ike Garrett of Conyers, Ga., Mike and Teri Hauther of Monticello, Ga., Patti Hauther of Covington, Ga., Christopher Smith of Knoxville; four great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Seagle of Knoxville. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers: Couples 10 Sunday School Class of Central Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

HEATON, I. BERNICE - age 74, of Maryville, passed away, Thursday morning, June 11, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a charter member of Unity Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Herman Heaton; son, Billy Heaton of Oak Ridge; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Richey Heaton of Maryville. grandchildren, Aaron and Amy Heaton and Betsy Heaton; great-grandchild, Madison Heaton; brother, Wilburn Cable of Walland; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Troy Cody and Rev. Joe Lambert officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment service. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

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. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Rev. Fred E. West, Jr. officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday, McCarty's Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue. 

KEENER, HAZEL F. (GRANNY) - 93, who made her home with her special granddaughter, Deborah King, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 1998. "A kind heart has stopped beating-a gentle touch is gone, for today Jesus called Hazel, come on home. Rest in peace." She was a loyal and faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her 12 brothers and sisters; her children, Edith Bowling, Willie and Flavis, and Carzella Forrester and son, Wayne Keener; in-laws, Robert Bowling, Teresa Forrester and Kathy Forrester. Her survivors include son, Rufus Forrester of Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Charles Templin of Las Vegas; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Priscilla Keener of Knoxville; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. The body will lie in state at Bethany Baptist Church, Saturday from 12-1 p.m. followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Tim Wallace and Rev. Louis Branch officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

LUCAS, LEWIS CULVENTON - age 86, of 1269 Dry Fork Valley Rd., Ten Mile, passed away Thursday, June 11, 1998, at the family home. He was of the Baptist faith, and a retired Coal Miner. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, six sisters, an infant son and daughter, and his wife, Maurice Pyles Lucas. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, William L. and Norma Jean Lucas of Wappapello, Mo; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister, Thelma White of White, Wv; brother, Forest Lucas of Dayton, OH; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Ted Clower and Rev. H.L. Edwards officiating. Interment to follow in the Edgemon Cemetery. 

MONEY, HAZEL LUCILLE - age 95, formerly of Knoxville, passed away June 9, 1998, in Barnesville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Paul Money, Sr.; and son, William C. Money. Survived by daughter, Dr. Mary Alice Money of Barnesville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Arthur P., Jr. and Ruth Money of Morristown, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Beth Money of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren, Liz Money of South Padre Island, Texas, David Money of Leesville, S.C., Gail Boeckmen of Benton, Ark., Karol Smith of Talbott, Tenn., Kay Snyder of Mt. Vernon, Texas, Clifford Money of St. Mary's, Ga.; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; niece, Evelyn Phelps. 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. 

PEEDEN, HELEN C. - age 89, of Knoxville, died Thursday afternoon, June 11, 1998. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the widow of Major Joseph N. Peeden Sr. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by 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. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's Chapel Rev. Gordon Greenwell and Rev. Carl Oaks officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for 11 a.m. interment. Pallbearers: Seth Petree, Sean Petree, Ralph Foster, John Farmer, Clarence Steele, Joel Huffaker, Billl Reagan. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

PYLES, J.T. - age 63, of Caryville, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center. He was born September 16, 1934, in Campbell County, Tenn. J.T. was a member of Vasper Baptist Church. He owned Pyles Equipment Company. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Oma Rains Pyles; brothers, Robert and Luther Pyles; sister, Mary Lou Disney. Survivors: wife of 43 years, June McGhee Pyles; special niece, Peggy and Tin Fagan; children, Joshua and Kimberly, all of Caryville; ; sisters, Stella Lasley, Caryville, Evelyn Bruce LaFollette, Ruth Pyles, Margaret and Jimmie McGhee, Sue and W.B. Standridge, all of Caryville; sister-in-law, Flossie Ferguson, Clinton; brothers, Horace Pyles, Caryville, Bill Mac and Mary Pyles, Jacksboro; host of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 12, 1998, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Interment following the services at New Vasper Cemetery in Caryville, Tenn. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City, in charge of arrangements. 

RIDLEY, LEWIS L., SR. - age 76, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden and a veteran of WW II. Survivors: wife, Helen M. Ridley, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Ann Ridley, Jr., Rockford, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Pete Fennelly, Knoxville; grandchildren, Lanna Edgemon, Lucinda Ridley, Jason Lawhorn, Jessica Lawhorn, Joshua Lawhorn; sisters, Ruby Brooks, Columbus, Miss. and Betty Walker, Birmingham, Ala. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday for a graveside and interment service with Dr. Henry Chiles officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

RUSSELL, ISAAC HERMAN - age 90, of Maryville, died at 4:58 p.m., June 10, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Piney Level Baptist Church. He was a mason and retired from the ALCOA with 33 years of service. He also was a farmer. He is preceded in death by his wife, Flora Keeble Russell; infant son, Howard; daughters, Eleanor Wilburn and Lynitta Rogers; and son, Bill Russell. Survivors include, son, Henry Russell of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Laverne and Jim Wilburn of Maryville and Sue and Don Duncan of Illinois; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Elmer Russell of Sevierville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 13 1998 at Piney Level Baptist Church with Rev. George Macht officiating. Family and friends will assemble after viewing at Piney Level Baptist Church cemetery for the interment. Memorial donations may be made to the Piney Level Cemetery Fund, 3526 Piney Level Church Road. Family will receive friends after the funeral service. 

SIMPSON, AUGUSTA - age 92, of Knoxville, native of Sevier County, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at Hillcrest South Nursing Home. Member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by brothers, Reece and Jim Reagan; sister, Grace Turner; husbands, Walter Harris, Homer Madison and Bill Simpson; son, Robert E. "Bob" Harris, Sr. Survivors: daughter-in-law, Emiliy Harris; grandchildren, Brenda and husband, Jim Fuller, Carol and husband, John McCarter, Robert E. and wife, Shirley Harris, Jr. and David R. and Karen Harris; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the entrance of Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 10:30 a.m. graveside service with Rev. James Fuller officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

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 ws a devoted caregiver for Catherine Smith. 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; and a host of other relative 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 of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

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. Masonic service 8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Chapel, conducted by Bright Hope Lodge #557 F.& A.M. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

WOODRUFF, MRS. DORIS L. - of Knoxville, departed this life, June 11, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.

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