Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ANDERSON, MR. EARL - age 82, died June 4, 1998, at his
residence in Knoxville. He is survived by his wife, Edith Anderson of Knoxville;
two sisters, Betty Glug of California and Margaret Kabold of Colorado.
The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Monday June 8 at Highland
West Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be in the chapel of the funeral
home at 4 p.m. following visitation. Highland West Funeral Home in charge
of arrangements. (639-9547)
BALL, JAMES - of Knoxville, departed this life, June 6, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
BOLES, MRS. EVA L. (KITTS) - age 77, of Luttrell, passed away suddenly Saturday morning, June 6, 1998, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
BRUMMETT, MR. HERBERT MCKINLEY - age 80, of Walnut Street, Harriman, passed away Friday, June 5, 1998, at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. Mr. Brummett was of the Baptist faith, retired coal miner, member of the U.M.V. and the Odd Fellows Lodge of Oliver Springs. Survived by his wife, Elsie Carroll Brummett, Harriman; daughter, Jewell Deane Hutcheson, Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Casper W. Brummett, Harriman, Jim and Wilma Brummett, Freddy and Linda Brummett, Rockwood; grandchildren, Matthew Brummett, Cindy Brummett, Rockwood, Kim Hutcheson, Duluth Ga., Pamela Brummett, Kingston, Tammy Carden and husband, Van, Oliver Springs; great-grandson, Devan Carden, Oliver Springs; brothers, John Henry Suttles, Oliver Springs, Bill Suttles, Winchester, Ind.; sisters, Addie Lawson, Oliver Springs, Mildred Harness, Ridgefield, SC; special family friends, L.B. Steele, Knoxville, Sharon Grabaski, Knoxville; host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Harold Duncan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Herbert M. Brummett.
BRYAN, RUTH MORIE - age 85, of Ruggles Ferry Pike, Knoxville, passed away Friday evening, June 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a resident of Hillcrest Nursing Home. Member of the Wesley's Chapel United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, George L. Bryan, Sr.; mother and father, Charlie and Martha Henderson Morie, five brothers and three sisters. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, George Jr. and Brenda Bryan of Strawberry Plains; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Libby) and Richard Carr of Knoxville; several very dear nieces and nephews and cousins. Graveside funeral services, Monday 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. Craig Ward officiating. Family will receive friends Sunday evening 5-7 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
COILE, C.J. "BUD" - died 10:15 on June 5, 1998, at his home, 8704 Kingston Pike. Member of Gallaher Memorial Baptist Church. Belonged to Masonic organization. Past master of Mossy Creek Lodge No. 353, F&AM. He was the president and owner of Broadway-Kingston Pike Inc. Bldg. Materials and Hardware. His latest employment was with Myres Brothers, Ace Hardware Company, Inc. at Dixie Lee Junction. Survived by wife, Charlotte Coile; son, David Jackson Coile; two sisters, Francis C. Newman of Knoxville and Mary Elizabeth C. Watson of Sevierville. Family and friends will gather Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel by 1:15 p.m. and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. J.L. Neubert, Pastor of Gallaher Memorial Baptist, officiating. C.J. wishes to thank our friends for their prayers and beautiful cards and letters. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
COUNTESS, WENDELL CARR - age 59, of 12 Copper Lane, Oak Ridge, died early Saturday morning, June 6, 1998, at the Methodist Medical Center. Member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oak Ridge. Former English and history teacher at Oak Ridge High School, retiring from Morgan County Regional Correctional Facility. Survivors include: mother, Ruth Carr Countiss, Norris; wife, Sylvia Shoemaker Countess, Oak Ridge; sons, Jonathan Carr Countess, a graduate student at Columbia University, Benjamin James Countess, a rising senior at Oak Ridge High School; brother, Michael Countess and wife, Rebecca along with their daughters, Julie and Wendi of Hendersonville, Tenn.; aunt and uncle, Helen and Claude Thomason, Greenville, S.C.; and their daughters, Margaret Anne Allison, Pensacola, Fla., Claudia McCall, Greeneville, S.C. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 9,1998, 7 p.m., at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen Damos officiating. Burial will take place later in Pennsylvania. The family requests that, in place of flowers, donations be made to Grace Lutheran Church's Memorial Fund, 131 W. Gettysburg Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830, the American Diabetes Association, or the American Heart Association. The family will receive friends on Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Oak Ridge. Weatherford Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
DEMPSTER, JAMES W., SR. - of Knoxville, died suddenly Wednesday, June 3, 1998. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. After attending the University of Tennessee, he worked for Dempster Bros. Co. until he retired as president of the business. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Warwick Dempster; and a son, John Warwick Dempster. Mr. Dempster is survived by his daughters, Janie Cassell, Cathy Dempster and Martha Key; son and daughter-in-law, James W. Dempster, Jr. and Cherie; five grandchildren, Laura Swisher, Cindy Goodwin, Scott Key, Jay Dempster and Jennifer Dempster. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery Saturday for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Peyton Rowlett officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Fred Ford, Jack Houston, Charles Lytle, Tom Dempster, Noel Yarbrough, Aubrey Cowan, Ted Lay, and Henry French. Contributions may be made to The Love Kitchen, P.O. Box 6839, Knoxville, TN 37914-6839 or to the charity of your choice. Family received friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
ELLIOTT, JANE D. - age 63, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 5, 1998. Member of Lonsdale United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women's Association. Former owner of Oceana Beach Motel, Sophie's Donut and Sub Shop, Sophie's Place Restaurant in Daytona Beach Shores Fla. She was a member of Civil Service Board of Daytona Shores, Fla. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Sophie Dixon. Survivors: husband, John W. Elliott; son, John W. II (Butch) Elliott and wife, Sherma; very close cousin, Lois Owens and several other cousins. Funeral service Sunday 2:30 p.m. Berry Chapel, Rev. William C. Stooksbury officiating. Pallbearers: Kenneth and Jim Ailor, Bill and Bob Cox, Gary Fuller, Ed Stansberry. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
GREENLEE, MONROE (BUDDY) - age 66, of Seymour, formerly of Fountain City, passed away June 4, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Member of Providence Baptist Church of Seymour. Preceded in death by parents, Jesse and Leeta Greenlee; and sister, Sue Payne. Survivors: wife, Sarah Greenlee; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Robin Greenlee; grandchildren, Beth, Christopher, Andera and Tamera Greenlee; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Clarence King of Florida; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Brenda Greenlee of Corryton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday Mynatt's Chapel. Rev. Dallas Gibson, Rev. Charles Parker, Rev. Tom Robbins officiating. Family and friends will meet at New Gray Cemetery 2 p.m. Sunday for interment. Pallbearers: Ron French, David Arp, Clyde Loppaser, Doug Henry, Ernie Ford, and Winford Green. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, P.O. Box 127, Seymour, TN 37865. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's.
HOPPER, LILLIS JANE - age 78, of Crossville, Tenn., died June 5, 1998, at her residence. Funeral services at Burris Funeral Home, Sunday, June 7, 1998, at 2 p.m. Burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Rev. Russell Honeycutt officiating. Born May 26, 1920, in Claiborne County, Tenn. to Mannie and Myrtle Housley Matthews. She was a homemaker. Survivors: son, Billy Hopper, Crossville; daughters, Mertie Rector, Crossville, Bobbie Carter, Crossville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, John England, New Tazewell, Jim England, LaFollette, O.D. England, LaFollette, Clifton England, Sharps Chapel; sister, Lillian Tolliver. Preceded in death by husband, Ruble Hopper; son, Donald Hopper; brothers, Joe and J. Will England. Pallbearers: Bill Hopper, Wally Hopper, Freddie Rector and Terry Carter.
HUDGENS, ERSKINE HENRY, SR. - of Knoxville, departed this life on Friday, June 5, 1998, at NHC Healthcare Center. Preceded in death by wife, Rosa Curtis Hudgens; sisters, Rachel Thomas, Mary Tillery, Bertha Turner and Ethel Eskridge; brothers, Lawrence Hudgens and James (Sam) Hudgens. Survivors: daughters, Nancy R. (John) Henderson, Chicago, Ill, Carolyn J. Beard, Des Moines, Iowa; sons, Erskine H. (Morine) Hudgens, Jr., Knoxville, Tenn., Terry Y. Hudgens, St. Paul, Minn.; sisters, Minnie Brown Davis and Louise McGinnis, both of Knoxville, Albert Hudgens, Norfolk, Va. and Cleo Steele (Eleanor) Hudgens, Detroit, Mich.; brother-in-law, Sylvester Curtis, Knoxville; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Graveside memorial service will be held on Monday, June 8, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Highland Memorial South Cemetery, Rev. Dexter Jordan, Jr. officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
KING, DARRELL BRUCE - age 35, of Kodak, passed away June 4, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Preceded in death by father, Bruce King. Survivors: mother, Nancy Lewis King; brother, Harold King; grandmother, Lula King; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family and friends will meet at Thorngrove Cemetery 2 p.m. Sunday for graveside service. Rev. Mike Vincent officiating. Pallbearers: cousins. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's.
LEE, MRS. LENA MAE - age 49, of West Wheeler St., Rockwood, passed away Thurs., June 4, 1998, at Roane Medical Center, Harriman. She was a secretary for Martin Marietta, and a member of the Phillippi Primitive Baptist Church. Survived by: daughter, Volanda Thomas, Nashville; mother, Molly Mae Crawford, Rockwood; sisters, Lorine Grandierson, Nashville, Saundra Crawford, Harriman; granddaughter, Autumn Thomas, Nashville; two nieces, Darlene Anderson, Atlanta, Ga., India Wright, Harriman; nephew, Andre Crawford, Nashville; goddaughter, Andora Rochelle Angel, Rockwood; two devoted friends, Alvin Hall and Sandra Scott; host of devoted uncles, aunts, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Lena Mae Lee.
LUTHER, MARGARET F. - Memorial service for Margaret (Sugar) Luther, age 72, of Falcon Drive, Port Orange, Fla., who died Thursday June 4, 1998, at Atlantic Medical Center, Daytona Beach,Fla., will be 5 p.m. Monday, June 8, 1998, at Port Orange Presbyterian Church with pastor Richard Hills officiating. Mrs. Luther was born in Rockwood, Tenn. and moved to the Daytona area in 1975 from Atlanta, Ga. She was a former counselor for the Division of Blind Services in Florida and Delaware. Mrs. Luther also was a former substitute high school teacher in Dallas, Texas and Atlanta. She was a member of Port Orange Presbyterian Church and Port Orange Bridge Club. Mrs. Luther graduated from The University of Tennessee in 1948. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and playing bridge. Survivors include: husband, Fred; one son, Hank Foldberg, Gainesville, Fla.; one daughter, Elaine Wilterdink, Quaryville, Pa.; two sisters, Carolyn Wallace, Orange, Calif. and Martha May, Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, William C., Meredith W. and Robert D. Wilterdink. Donations may be made to Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Port Orange, Fla. 32119. Arrangements are under the direction of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4815 Clyde Morris Boulevard, Port Orange, Fla. 904 322-5373.
McCAMMON, JAMES T. - age 64, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away June 4, 1998, of a prolonged heart condition. Member of Meridian Baptist Church and also Woodmen of the World. Graduate of Young High School. Attended University of Tennessee. Served in the U.S. Army. Survived by sister, Dorothy M. Collins of Fayetteville, Tennessee; niece, Claudia Collins Morgan of Haverlock, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Walter and Agnes Sayne McCammon. Funeral service 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 1998, in the Berry Chapel with Rev. C.D. Hagaman and Rev. Tim Purvis officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment Monday 1 p.m. Highland South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Touch Ministry, Meridian Baptist Church, 6513 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge.
McCOY, MAMIE CLARK - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday morning, June 6, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital where she had retired as a Blue Girl or Housekeeping Staffer. Preceded in death by husband, Paul Henry McCoy. Her survivors include: stepmother, Rosa Clark; granddaughter, Deborah Santana; grandson, Edward McCoy; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jarod, and Jacob Santana; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet Sunday at Roseberry Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Charles D. Jones officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
McNEIL, HOYLE GRAHAM - age 76, passed away June 6, 1998, at Shannondale Health Care Center. A native of Claiborne County, he attended The University of Tennessee and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. McNeil was a sales representative for the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. for 35 years, served Knoxville as vice mayor and a member of city council for nine years, was a member of several civic clubs and organizations and was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Stone McNeil; sons and daughters-in-law, Hoyle Graham McNeil, Jr. and Kimberly, Bruce Stone McNeil and Marlene, all of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha Anne McNeil Sherman and Stephen of Stafford, Va.; grandchildren, Emily McNeil, Bruce (Bo) McNeil and Matthew McNeil; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery Monday for a 3 p.m. graveside service with Rev. William J. Fowler, Rev. George W. Armbrister and Rev. Cabel W. Trent officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Holston Home for Children or Church Street United Methodist Church. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
MERRITT, THELMA JOHNSON - of Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension. Survivors: husband, Jack P. Merritt; brothers, Ret. Col. W.W. Johnson of Lompoc, Calif. and Curtis L. Johnson of Pelham, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Episcopal Church of the Ascension with the Rev. Gordon Temple officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
MILLIS, BOBBY DON - age 48, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 5, 1998, at his home. Native of Knox County, Vietnam Veteran and a believer in the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by mother, Mary Margaret Millis. Survived by father and step-mother, Sammy and Leavay Millis; daughter, Amanda Millis and her special friend, Phillip Farmer; former wife, Marsha Millis; two brothers, Richard Millis and Creed Norwood; two sisters, Glenda Sue Prince, Sandra Dennison; a host of nieces, nephews and other family members. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Stoney Point Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Larry Hammock officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
MILLSAPS, RUBY ELIZABETH "BETSY" - age 57, went to be with her Lord, June 5, 1998, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by father, Ernest Beaver. Those who mourn her leaving but rejoice the life that she lived here are: husband, Rev. Jim Millsaps of Tellico Plains; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Dwayne Martin of Tellico Plains; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Kim Millsaps of Knoxville; mother and stepfather, Hazel and Arville Debity of Tellico Plains; grandson, Andy Shadden of Tellico Plains; granddaughters, Leah Millsaps of Knoxville, Kasey Griffin of Knoxville, Jamie Martin of Tellico Plains, Laurn Martin of Tellico Plains; sisters, Alma Taylor of Atlanta, Tine Hawkins of Tellico Plains, Joyce Plemons of Tellico Plains, Doris Glandon of Maryville, Joycelene Feezell of Maryville, Wanda Kirkland of Maryville, Ina Isbill of Strawberry Plains; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 6, 1998, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home in Tellico Plains. Services will be 11 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Big Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Gale Miller and Rev. Richard Lane officiating. The body will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment to follow at City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Big Creek Baptist Church.
MONTGOMERY, MARY MONROE - age 96, of Niota, died Saturday at Athens Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Oscar Montgomery. She was a member of the Old Pond Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Truman E. Montgomery, Niota, Robert E. Montgomery, Athens; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home. Burial in the Pond Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday. Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens is serving the family of Mrs. Mary Monroe Montgomery.
MYERS, CLARYSE DAVIS - age 97, of Gatlinburg and a former resident of Athens for many years died early Saturday morning in the Shannondale Retirement Home in Knoxville. A native of Texas, she was a daughter of the late Charles Nathaniel and Myrtle Moore Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur H. Myers. She was a graduate of the Texas Woman's University and did graduate study at The University of Colorado, North Western University and The University of Chicago with two degrees in library science earned from Peabody College in Nashville. Mrs. Myers came to Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1934 where she and her husband served on the faculty. Following Mrs. Myers retirement in 1965, they moved to their summer home in Gatlinburg. She served as librarian of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park from 1972 until 1984. She was a member of the Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church and was a former member of Gatlinburg United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church of Athens. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. and Jo Watson Myers of Jonesboro, Ga.; four grandsons, Robert Myers, Jr., Rock Hill, S.C., John A. Myers, West Monroe, La., Richard J. Myers, Stockbridge, Ga. and Steven A. Myers, Smyrna, Ga.; five great-grandchildren; brother, Charles N. Davis of Denton Texas. Graveside funeral service will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Monday at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, Tenn. with Rev. Robert Walker officiating. The body will be in state at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Monday where the family will receive friends from 9:30 - 11 a.m. The family suggests that memorials be made to Tennessee Wesleyan College, P.O. Box 40, Athens, Tenn. 37371-0040. Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens is serving the family of Claryse Myers.
MYNATT, PAUL F. SR. - age 79, of Knoxville, went home to rest today, Saturday, June 6, 1998. He was a member of Timothy Street Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran in WWII serving in the 36th Infantry Division receiving both the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He retired from Service Window Cleaning Company and Knox County Schools. He loved his wife, children, community, his church, U.T. football, the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers, but most of all he loved God. He was an avid walker and could be seen most any day walking along Asheville Hwy. To Cox & Wright grocery and later to Food City. There to meet Mr. Mynatt was his mother Helen Collins Mynatt; father, Ben F. Mynatt; brothers, Bill and Ted Mynatt; and sisters Annie Jarnagin and Georgia Fennell. He leaves behind his wife, Sue Russell Mynatt; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeb Mynatt, Barry Mynatt, Paul, Jr. and Phyllis Mynatt; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann Hicks, Sonya Mynatt, Sheree Cox, Angie and Ronnie Hickman; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Sallie Mynatt Albright; sister-in-law, Irene Poston Mynatt; brother-in-law, Bruce Jarnagin; several nieces and nephews. Celebration of his homecoming will be held at 8 p.m. Monday Rose Mortuary Broad Chapel Rev. Gibbs Hammond and W.O. Rule officiating. Family and friends will leave Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for interment services at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: grandsons, David and Donny Hatfield, Jason Bradley, Jimmy and Brian Mynatt, Albert Cox, Jr. Sam Bunch. Honorary pallbearers, nephews and members of the Adult Men Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
PARROTT, MRS. JEANNETTE FRANCES SMITH - age 62, of Powell, died 9:10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, at the family home. Member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Covington, Ky. Preceded in death by parents, George and Jane Maines Smith; four sisters and three brothers. Survivors, husband, Charles Parrott, Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jeff Cooper, Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Michele Parrott, Knoxville, Tony and Kim Parrott, New Market, Tenn., Jeff and Peggy Parrott, Jacksboro, Tenn., Charles and Martha Parrott; son, Roger Parrott all of Elsmere, Ky; eight grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mildred Cramer, Covington, Ky.; mother-in-law, Viola Parrot, LaFollette, Tenn.; her dog, Missy; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary to leave in procession for a 12 noon graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery Father Michael Cummins officiating. For those who wish, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday with a Christian Prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
PICKETT, ARMENTINE EVANS (TINY) age 85,of Knoxville, entered into eternal rest at her home on Friday, June 5, 1998. She was a longtime member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a retired professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Knoxville College and The University of Tennessee. She was a graduate of Austin High School, Tennessee A&I State University and Columbia University. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC., Las Pas Si Betes Circle and the Acacia Rose Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Fred W. Pickett. Survivors: sister, Avice Evans Lennon; brother-in-law, William E. Hill; sister-in-law, Lou Ella Evans; nieces and nephews, Alonzo Baylor, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, Charlotte Baylor Little, Deltona, Fla., Charles Evans, Knoxville, Louella Evans Hill, Cleveland, Tenn., Avice Hill Pleasants, El Paso, Texas, Elizabeth Evans Johnson and Gloria Evans, Cassius Evans, Denzlow Evans, Theodoric Evans, Malcolm Evans, Arthur Evans and Hugh Evans, Baltimore, Maryland; numerous great-nieces, nephews and friends to include Joyce Toms Canada and Avice Evans Reid. The family will receive friends Tuesday 12:30-1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2714 Brooks Road with funeral services to follow. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
PRATT, HELEN FAWVER - age 84, passed away Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Hillcrest North Nursing Institute. A native of East Knoxville; born June 3, 1914; a 1932 graduate of Central High School and she also attended Carson Newman College. On April 20, 1935, she married E. Elmer Pratt. They had four sons, one daughter and a stillborn daughter. Member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church (formerly Bell Avenue Baptist Church). She enjoyed reading as well as gardening but her delight was in her children and family. Preceded in death by husband, E. Elmer Pratt; stillborn daughter, Rose Marie Pratt; parents, John and Martha Fawver; sisters, Zelma Chance, Ethel Vaughn, Lula Fawver, and Lena Pratt; brothers, George and Porter Fawver. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Carol Pratt, Wayne and Peggy Pratt, Edward and Jo Pratt of Knoxville, David and Louise Pratt of Shelbyville, Ky.; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Norman Pierson of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Frances Chambers, Gladys Pratt and Ruby Bell of Knoxville, Jessie Morris of Ft. Worth Texas; grandchildren, Randy Pratt, Amanda Mashburn, Buddy Pratt, Teddy Pratt, Whitney Needham, Melanie McGill, Kelley Pratt, Kimberley Pratt, Brandon Pratt and Rebecca Pratt; 11 great-grandchildren. A special thank-you to the staff of the third floor, Building A of Hillcrest North for the attention given to our mother during her illness; also to her sisters for their love, visits and devotion during this time. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Caledonia Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at their convenience Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
ROWLAND, BILLIE EDWIN - age 71, Oak Ridge, died at the Methodist Medical Center on Friday, June 5, 1998. Member of Glenwood Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Retired from Martin Marietta as a supervisor at Y-12. Survivors include, wife, Frances Bridges Rowland, Oak Ridge; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Kent and husband, Martin, Decatur, Ala.; brothers, Arthur Rowland, Jr. and wife, Effie, Largo, Fla., Donald Ray Rowland and wife, Betty, Chesapeake, Va.; grandchild, Jeffrey David Kent and wife, Shana, Chattanooga; great grandson, Chad Martin. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 1998 with Dr. Charles E. Clark officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Glenwood Baptist Church. Graveside service will be held on Monday, 6-8-98, 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glenwood Baptist Church, 200 South Alabama Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Sunday (tonight) 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
PROVENCE, MRS. MACIE ACUFF - age 94, of Lake City, passed away Saturday, June 6, 1998 at Mariner Health Care Center. Mrs. Provence was the oldest living member of Ball Camp Baptist Church, member of the Sanctuary Choir and later the Senior Adult Choir and Sunday school teacher, member of Beaver Ridge Order of the Eastern Star #320, retired from Knox County school system as cafeteria manager of Ball Camp Elementary School. Mrs. Provence was preceded in death by two husbands, Fred R. Provence and Ross A McPhetridge; daughter, Jeanne Provence Rudolph. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Pat Provence of Lake City; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Earl Smith of Frederick, Md.; three grandchildren, Diane Fritsche and husband, David, Kathy Hise and husband Cary, all of Dallas, Texas, Fred Provence and wife, Karen; great-grandchildren, Dane and Mark Provence, all of Memphis; several special nieces and nephews; several special great nieces and great nephews; and a host of good friends. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Bill Daniels officiating. Family and friends will meet at Valley Grove Cemetery Monday for a 10:00 interment. Honorary pallbearers: W.P. Holloway, Joe Yarnell, Leman Bridges, Don Gordon, Dwight Flynn, and Richard Mathis. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Ball Camp Baptist Church Senior Adult Choir, 2412 Ball Camp-Byington Rd., Knoxville, TN 37931. The family will receive friends form 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
ROMINES, MARGARET T. - age 88, passed away at Baptist Hospital on Friday, June 5, 1998. A member of Mooreland Heights Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Romines and son, Vance Romines. Survivors: devoted friend, Hazel (Tootsie) Johnson; special friends, Betty Spangler and Alma Willis; nieces, Brenda Setzer and Barbara Hatfield. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 1998, in the Berry Chapel with Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Interment at Highland South Cemetery, 10 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
ROWLAND, ZACK JR. - age 66, of Blaine, Tenn., formerly of Tazewell, was born October 20, 1931, passed away on June 6, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Survived by wife, Mary J. Rowland; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Cindy Rowland; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Richey; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred, Bernice, Doris and Loretta; brother, Charles (Sam) Rowland; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, 1998, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Rev. Jack Dean officiating. Singing by The Glory road Boys. Interment Irish Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jim Richey, Jamie Richey, Roger Rowland, Jr., Matthew Rowland, Daniel Lane, Roger Rowland, Sr. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
SHEA, JUANITA WALKER - age 85, of Knoxville, died Friday, June 5, 1998. Member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She and her husband were longtime restaurant/motel operators in Knoxville. Survivors: husband, James T. Shea, Jr.; children, James T. Shea III and wife, Barbara, all of Knoxville, Judy A. Shea of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, James T. Shea IV and Michael S. Shea and wife, Kelly; great-grandchildren, Rachel E. Shea and Michael S. Shea, Jr., Family and friends will meet Monday at Calvary Cemetery for a 9:30 a.m., graveside service with Father Xavier Mankel officiating. Family will receive friends Sunday following a 4 p.m. Christian Prayer Service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SHULAR, RUBY GRACE - age 87, of Sevierville, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, June 5, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, M.A. Shular; son, Bob Shular; grandson, Frankie Shular; step-grandson, Robert Clabo. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Molly Shular, Delmar and Betty Shular, Larry Joe and Nancy Shular; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Bill Justus; step-granddaughter, Wilma Stoner; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 step-grandchild; brother, Bill Parton; many beloved friends and church members; special friend, Ethel Rogers, former daughters-in-law, Iva Shular, Blanche Shular. Funeral service 4 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Ernie Coleman and Rev. W.A. Galyon officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Great-grandchildren will be pallbearers. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
STAFFORD, LILLIE W. - age 92, of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 5, 1998, in Smyrna. Member of First Baptist Church., LaVergne Tennessee and Eastern Star Chapter 62 in Memphis. She was retired from St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Claude E. Stafford. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Claude E. Brown of Heiskell, Tenn., Ruth and Paul Letson of Smyrna, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Howard B. and Mary Ellen White of Memphis, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe L. (Edythe) White of Marianna, Fla. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Gardens at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Milton Hicks officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Builders Sunday School Class of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
STONE, ROY C. - age 77, of Knoxville, died at 7:27 p.m. June, 4, 1998, at Holston Health Care Center. He was a retired World War II Veteran and retired on June 8, 1980, as a Senior Master Sergeant of the 119th Air Control Squadron at McGhee Tyson Air Base. He retired from the Y-12 Plant at Union Carbide after 28 years of service on July 1, 1982. Preceded in death by parents, E.O. and Mamie Stone. Survivors: wife, Faye Stone; daughters, Connie Holbert and Brenda Gibson, Knoxville, Marlene Steele, Xenia, Ohio; eight grandsons and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen Stone, Newton Falls, Ohio, Jim Stone, Steelton, Pa., Bob Stone, Como, Texas; several nieces and nephews and very dear and helpful friends. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 7, 1998, at 2 p.m. at McGhee Tyson Air Base with full military honors provided by East Tennessee Honor Guard and McGhee Tyson Air National Guard. Rev. Bill McCarter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Seven Islands Cemetery Association, c/o Agnes Houser, Trustee, P.O. Box 8017, Seven Islands Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
THAYER, MARY ELLEN - age 83, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Morristwon Hamblen Healthcare. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Laurence Thayer; parents, Jesse Vaughn and Ethel Vaughn Higgins. Survivors, son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Debbie Rouse Thayer of Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Benson Way of Morristown; daughter, Linda Markland of Ft. Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Shawn Way, Mindy and Emily Markland, Brad and Ashley Taylor; great grandson, Landon Jones. Services will be 8 p.m. Monday, June 8, 1998 at Mayes Mortuary with Revs. Doug Clem, Jim Mathis and Danny Georges officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
VINEYARD, LOUANAH S. - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 4, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was the widow of Neal Cantrell who was the father of her children, then in later years was the widow of Nathan Earl Vineyard. Also preceded in death by parents, Charleston, Sr. and Elsie Seawright; and brother, Charleston Seawright, Jr. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Larry Tarwater, Gayla and Steve Boling, Kim and Jack Hubbs, Tina Lane, Toni and Marc Cassidy; grandchildren, Leslie and Brandon Lane, Derek and Alex Hubbs, Chris, Laura, Spencer and Tyler Cassidy, Katie Brooke Boling. Memorial services will be held later in Greenville, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, East Region Office, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WHITLEY, FRANCE - age 77, of 637 Summerdale Drive, Knoxville, formerly of Madisonville, passed away 10:15 p.m. Friday, June 5, 1998, at Farragut Health Care. Member of First Baptist Church of Concord. Survivors: granddaughters, Pam Woods, Knoxville, Terri Warren, Missy Whitley, both of Georgia; grandsons, John Whitley III, Georgia, Bill Whitley, Seymour; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Polly Wood, Cleveland; brother, B.F. White, Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews; adopted,son, Ron Whitley, Townsend. Proceeded in death by son, John Whitley, Jr.; grandson, Chip Whitley. Funeral 3 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Bob Sessims officiating. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Concord Building Fund. Family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
WISE, NINA BEELER - age 76, of North Knoxville, passed away Saturday, June 6, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.