Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ANDERSON, M. SHAUNTA' - age 12, of Knoxville, passed away
Sunday, April 20, 1997. She was a student at Gresham Middle School, an
active softball player and attended Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors:
father, Kenneth Anderson; sister, Phoenix Anderson; brother, Jason Osbourne;
grandparents, Jess and Scharlene Anderson, and Clarence and Juanita Acuff;
aunt, Carolyn Qualls; and several other aunts, uncles and family members.
Funeral service 9 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Tom Tomberlin officiating.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
BEST, BONNIE KATE WHITE - age 72, of 704 Johnson Street, Sweetwater, formerly of Madisonville, passed away Saturday, April 19, 1997, at 8:40 p.m. at the family home after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Best was preceded in death by her parents, John S. and Zadie Kirkland White; and grandson, Brian Keith Best. She was a member of Glenlock Baptist Church, Sweetwater. Survivors: husband, Raymond E. Best, Sweetwater; daughter and son-in-law, Elzada ''Susie'' and Larry Denton, Madisonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Don R. and Patsy Best, Richard A. and Nancy Best, all of Sweetwater; sisters and brother-in-law, Leatras Brown, Cleveland, Johnny Ruth and James Poplin, Sanantonia, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam H. and Reggie White, Wichita Falls, Texas, Robert F. and Dorthy White, Delano; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; special cousin, Ed Kirkland, Madisonville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday with funeral services to follow in Kyker's Chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Virgil Turbyfill and Rev. Jerry Vittatoe officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sunset Cemetery, Madisonville.
BIVENS, REV. BEECHERED MARLIN - age 68, of 520 Bill Moser Road, Vonore, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 19, 1997, at his home. Survivors: sisters and brothers-in-law, Artie and Esley Watson, Edna and Ronnie Wheeler, Freida Maynard, all of Madisonville, Daisy and Lloyd Bright, Sr., Prospect, Conn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Kathleen Bivens, Harold Bivens, all of Madisonville, George, Sr. and Faye Bivens, Tellico Plains; several nieces and nephews; former wife, Sarah Lee Bivens, Vonore; step-daughters and step-sons-in-law, Judy Carmley, Sue and Roy Staley, all of Tellico Plains, Janice Harris; step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Steve and Judy Harris, Mike and Katina Harris, all of Vonore; seven step-children; four step-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Jake and Esther White Bivens; brother, Iven D. Bivens; two step-grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, Hopewell Springs Baptist Church, Rev. John Butler officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
BOUNDS, MRS. MYRTLE - age 82, of Knoxville, died 6:15 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Hillcrest North. Member of Fountain City Baptist Church. Retired from Standard Knitting Mill after 52 years of service. Preceded in death by husband, Howard Bounds. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Inez Fraker; grandson, Jack D. Fraker; step-granddaughter, Jo Pennington; step-great-granddaughter, Rachel Pennington, all of Knoxville; sisters, Georgia Whedbee, Dorothy Spurgeon; brother, Grant Fraker, all of Knoxville; a devoted friend, Iva Williamson of Georgia. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday for a 1:30 p.m. graaveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Jim Turpin, Ron Burkhart, A.C. Wilson, George Whedbee, Glenn Moore and Fred Matheny. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice or Ft. Sanders Hospice. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
BREEDEN, THELMA EBLEN - age 68, of Knoxville, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday evening, April 19, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Lee and Lois McCarrell Eblen; husband, Elmer Helton Breeden; son, Thomas Eugene Breeden. Survivors: daughters, Kathy Brooks of Knoxville, Sally Breeden of Junction City, Kansas, Mary Atchley of Stuart, Fla., Elaine Shell of Cleveland; sons, Lee Breeden and Robert Breeden, both of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; several aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Wayne Lay officiating. Graveside services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
BREWER, MARY LOUISE - age 57, of Knoxville, went to be with Jesus Saturday, April 19th. She was an active member of World Harvest Assembly, partner with Shirley Vaught in neighborhood prayer tower and a great witness for God. Preceded in death by her father, James Lewis Evans. Survived by husband, Bill Brewer; son and daughter-in-law, Darcy and Donna Brewer; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Jeff Ford; her five grandchildren, Chuck and Elizabeth Brewer, Carl, Jeremy and Leslie Ford; mother, Pauline Musick Evans; sisters, Gail Evans Blakley, Constence Evans Gorghis, Jamie Evans Bird; and brother, David Lewis Evans; several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Special thanks to her church friends and former employer for all their prayers, love and support. Praise God for eternal life through Jesus Christ. Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. Ken Woolridge officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
CANTWELL, ELIZABETH OPAL - age 78, of Route 1, Blaine, died at 2:35 a.m. Saturday morning, April 19, 1997, in the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee in Knoxville after a brief illness. She was an active member of the Green Acres Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Dennis Cantwell of the home; her two daughters, Jewell Whitehead of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Janice Helton of Blaine; four grandsons; one granddaughter; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday morning, April 21, 1997, from the Green Acres Baptist Church with Reverend Leonard Goins and Reverend Lee Wayne Grubb officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church. Interment to follow in the Grainger Memorial Gardens. She will be sadly missed by her family. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
CRAMOTTE, RICHARD ''DICK'' GENE, SR. - age 68, of Knoxville, formerly of Miller-Gray area, died Sunday morning, April 20, 1997, at 12:05 a.m. at Baptist Hospital. Mr. Cramotte was born on October 3, 1928. He was a 1947 graduate of Horace Mann High School in Gary, Ind. He attended Southwest Missouri State University. He was in the Naval Reserves and a member of the Elks Lodge and the Cressmore Country Club in Gary. A former member of the Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was a structural engineer by trade and owned Knight Engineering. He worked for the American Bridge Co. in Gary, Ind., Allied Structural Steel in Hammond, Ind., and their plant located in Clinton, Tenn. Following the closure of the Clinton plant, he worked for Lake of Chicago in Knoxville, Tenn. Mr. Cramotte owned Cramotte and Associates until his ill health. Preceded in death by parents, Randall and Helen Cramotte; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jesse and Lillie ''Billie'' Jones. Survivors: wife, Joann Cramotte; son, Richard Cramotte Jr., Franklin, Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Shaw Spurlock, Hobart, Ind., Linda ''Lynn'' Cramotte Frye and Tom Frye Sr., Corryton, Tenn., Donna ''Dee'' and Warren Maples, Cartersville, Ga.; grandchildren, Benjamin Frye, Tom Frye Jr., Tracey Spurlock; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Harry Wolter, Apple Valley, Minn.; along with several aunts, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
DISNEY, GLADYS PACE - age 89, of Heiskell, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, April 20, 1997. Member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. Disney; and her parents, Bret and Mary Goins Pace. Beloved mother of six children. Survivors: daughters, Pauline and her husband Holbert Martin of Clinton, Sarah Gail and her husband James Tinsley of Clinton; sons, Arnold Ray and his wife Janie Disney of Lake City, William E. and his wife Betty G. Disney of Maryville, Wheeler R. and his wife Nadene Disney of Kingsport, Donald L. Disney of Heiskell, with whom she made her home; sister, Adene Sampson of Milan, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8:30 p.m. Monday, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Dr. James McCluskey officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1997, Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Pallbearers: Arnold Ray Disney, Wheeler R. Disney, William E. Disney, Donald L. Disney, Charlie Miller, Eric Disney, Eddie Hooks and Charlie Davidson. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
FRENCH, CHARLOTTE HAWORTH - age 77, of New Market, passed away Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of New Market Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Sherman French; daughter, Virginia Lee French; parents, Lelia and Owen Haworth. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Betty (Janie) and Robert Lane of Madisonville; son, Charles (Buddy) French of New Market; granddaughters, Tammi and Robin Lane of Madisonville; brothers, Bill and Jim Haworth of New Market; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Fielden Chapel, with Revs. Reece Harris, Gale Miller and Charles McGill officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, New Market Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
GRIFFITH, ANNA MAE (SKEET) - age 92, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at the Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Park Blvd., Flint, MI 48505, (810) 789-6666. Ms. Anna Mae ''Skeet'' Griffith, was born June 18, 1904, in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of Aillee Fox Anderson and Jim Fox, the step-daughter of John E. Anderson. She was a lifelong resident of Knoxville until October, 1995. Due to failing health, she relocated to Flint, Mich., with her cousin, Mary Louise Turner. For the last ten months she was a resident in Heartland Manor Nursing Home, Flint, Mich. Anna enjoyed a long, good life. She was a beautiful person, full of pride and respect, and an avid and faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Knoxville, Rev. Melvin M. Solomon, Pastor. Active member of Walter P. Williams Senior Citizen Center. She loved and was loved by many devoted friends in Knoxville. She was a lover of children, ''especially boys.'' She leaves to cherish her memory: two aunts, Nellie Hardin, Akkeeta, Mass., Edna Jones, Knoxville; a host of cousins in Mich., Tenn., Pa., N.Y., Md., Calif., Ill., Ohio and N.J. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, all of her blood aunts and uncles, and many cousins, a very devoted uncle, Rev. Willie L. Hardin. The family wishes to express thanks to Dr. L.K. Fleetwood and nursing staff at Heartland Manor, the Hurley Medical Center emergency staff and 4th floor CCU doctors and nursing staff. A special thanks to Dr. Kelvin Calloway and Edward Carter for their care and kindness. Notice by Unity Mortuary.
HILL, JOHN JACKSON (J.J.) - age 91, of Asbury Acres, passed away April 20, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Office manager for Swift & Company for 40 years. Member and deacon of Meridian Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Grace Hill. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Dot and Ted McDaniels; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Kathleen Hill; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Paul Richards, Sarasota, Fla.; sister-in-law, Edith Hill, Nashville, Tenn. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Gordon Greenwell officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday CST, Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Tenn., Rev. Ted McDaniel officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ''He is Able'' c/o Sevier Heights Baptist Church, 3706 Sevier Heights Road, Knoxville, TN 37920 or South Knoxville Baptist Church c/o The Elevator Fund, 522 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
LAMB, SARAH E. - age 67, of Clinton, Tenn., died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, at the family home. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Survivors include husband of 45 years, Luther C. Lamb; sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest and Deborah Lamb of Oliver Springs, Charles and Sheryl Lamb of Amarillo, Texas; son, Billy Lamb of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gary Williams of Lexington, Ky., Rosie and Cecil Huddleston of Harriman; 12 grandchildren, Kevin and Adam Lamb of Oliver Springs, Caleb and Jacob Huddleston of Harriman, Alex and Tyger Williams of Lexington, Ky., Andy, Dawna, Nathan, Rikki Lamb of Amarillo, Texas, Derek and Matthew Lamb of Knoxville; one special niece, Donna Richmond Newby; and special friends and family, Mike and Melissa Wilshire of Clinton, and Chris and Donna Newby of Knoxville. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, McCarty-Martin Funeral Home, Oak Ridge, with Rev. Tim Fields officiating. Family and friends will assemble for interment 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund at the First Church of the Nazarene, 200 LaFayette Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at McCarty-Martin Funeral Home, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
LILES, CARSON E. - age 74, of 17206 Buttermilk Road, Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 20, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Ethel Rupe Liles; sister-in-law, Ruth Liles. Survivors: brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman Liles, Leonard and Mary Liles, J.W. and Carol Liles, all of Lenoir City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel and R.L. Fain of Concord, Faye and Jim Roberts of Loudon; nieces and husbands, Sharon Liles, Becky and Dan Thompson, Carol and Rusty Keesee, Kathy and Jefferson McQueen; nephews and wives, David and Dawn Liles, Eddie and Karen Liles, Walter Russell and Mary Liles, Stanley and Pam Fain, Ronnie and Kim Roberts; several great-nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Gene Russell officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
MILLER, LOLA J. - age 96, of Fountain City, passed away April 18, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Thorn Grove Christian Church. Preceded in death by son, Paul Johnson, Jr. Survivors: daughters, Zola Johnson of Knoxville, Dot Wolbach of Birmingham, Ala.; son, Jim Johnson of Knoxville; sister, Katherine Worden of Iowa; brother, Charles Adcock and wife June of Columbus, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery 11 a.m. Tuesday for graveside service. Friends may call at their convenience Monday at Mynatt's.
MORGAN, HERMAN EUGENE - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away April 18, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Virginia Morgan; sons and daughters-in-law, Dick and Shirlene Morgan, Charlie and Sherry Morgan; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Mike Price, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Allison, Michael and Jay Morgan, Lindsey Wagner, Lauren, Wendy and Michael Price; sister, Georgia Sanders of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Beula Morgan, Helen Morgan, both of Knoxville, and Thelma Rice of Sevierville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Weaver's to proceed to Middlecreek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Sevierville for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Reverends Larry and Brenda Carroll officiating. Pallbearers: Bobby McKay, Michael Morgan, Michael Price, Thomas Rice, Jay Morgan and Jerry Jones. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.
MORTON, MARTHA LUCILE - age 85, of Louisville, died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Middlesettlements United Methodist Church and was retired from John J. Craig Marble Co. of Friendsville. She was a 50 year member of Louisville #399 Order of Eastern Star, Joy Club and Republican Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Lula Morton; brothers, Henry W., and James Raymond Morton. Survivors include nephew, Lynn R. Morton and spouse Virginia; nieces, Peggy Morgan and spouse Eugene, Sonja Broyles, and Theresa Cromwell and spouse Carl; grand-nephews, James Morton and spouse Laura, Mace Morton and spouse Angie, Ronald Morgan and spouse Gail, David Morgan and spouse Teresa, Clay Cromwell; grand-nieces, Amy Keeble and spouse John, Julie Cromwell; sisters-in-law, Reva Morton and Nora Morton; special cousin, Ruth Driskill; several other cousins. Family and friends will meet 3:30 p.m. Monday at Middlesettlements Cemetery for interment services with memorial services to follow at 4 p.m. at Middlesettlements United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles McKinney and Rev. A.J. Rowland officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Middlesettlements United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 2729 Middlesettlements Road, Louisville, TN 37777. The family will receive friends Monday following the service at the church. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
MYERS, EDNA GARNER - age 92, of Townsend, died 2:30 p.m Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert H. Garner and Martha Jane Garner; husband, John N. Myers; and grandson, Ronnie Myers. Survivors include children, Velma Myers Dunn of Townsend, Robert N. and wife Betty Myers of Maryville, Ralph H. and wife Louise Myers of Townsend, and J.C. and wife Verne Myers of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Nelson Dunn, Sharon Davis, Scotty Myers, Javonna Hall, Larry Myers, Wayne Myers, Karen Breeden, Julie Dupree, Troy Myers; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Garner and Robert Garner. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with the Rev. Allen Raines officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
PESTERFIELD, MARGARET E. SIMERLY - age 69, of Louisville, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Pesterfield; parents, W.A. ''Billy'' and Ellen Purkey Simerly. She was a member of V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary #5154. Survivors include daughters, Joyce (Mrs. Johnny) Miller and Kim Pesterfield, both of Louisville; sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Suzy Pesterfield, Bobby and Sharon Pesterfield, all of Maryville, Jerry and Vicki Pesterfield of Wichita Falls, Texas; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Billy G. Simerly; sisters, Gladys Brown, Thelma Miller and Emma McClanahan; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clarence Byrd officiating. Family and friends will meet at Zions Chapel Cemetery 2 p.m. Tuesday for the interment service. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-8 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
PHELPS, DOROTHY JEAN McBEE - age 72, of Halls, passed away Thursday, April 17, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She professed faith in Christ at Wings of Healing Church in Portland, Oregon, in 1947, and had attended numerous churches locally since. She was preceded in death by parents, John Okus and Dessie Loop McBee; brothers, Henry and Willard McBee. Survived by husband of 53 years, William Paul Phelps; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bruce Justice, and Caroline and Lester Henry; grandchildren, Scott Bandy, Mark Justice and wife Deborah of Powell, Jodi Justice of London, Ky., Valerie and Samantha Thompson of Halls; great-grandchildren, Tanner and McKenzie Justice of Powell; brother, Shelby McBee of Halls; brother-in-law, Rev. Roy Phelps; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Don and Martha Hale, all of Salem, Oregon; sisters-in-law, Mary Bender of Portland, Oregon, and Edwina Bayless of Kent, Wash., Martha McBee of Morristown, Helen McBee of Indiana; several nieces and nephews and friends. We also want to thank all the good people of Mariner Health of Norris, Tenn., for their kindness and loving care during her illness. Service 8:30 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Don Hale and Rev. Roy Phelps officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mynatt Funeral Home and proceed to Halls Memory Gardens for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Rudy, Sidney and Don McBee, Scott Bandy, Mark Justice and Chris Hurst. The family will receive friends 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
POLLARD, RONALD WAYNE (RON) - age 58, of Powell, passed away Saturday evening at Ft. Sanders Medical Center. He was a charter member and elder of Powell Presbyterian Church; TSSAA football and basketball official for 37 years; a member of Tennessee Bear and Boar Club; and an avid fisherman and hunter. Attended Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was the owner of Neon Service Company of Knoxville and for 21 years he was with Plasti-Line, Inc. of Powell. Survived by wife, Jane C. Pollard of Powell; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mac Brister, Jr. of Powell, Carole and Scott Smith of Powell, Deborah and Butch Cooper of Powell, Rebecca and Thomas Schneider of Kennesaw, Ga.; grandchildren, Wayne (Bo) Brister, Nathan Cooper, Lexie Smith, Olivia Cooper, Andy Smith and Brenna Schneider; sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie Lee and Gene Wood of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, David and Janie Pollard of Knoxville; brother, James C. Pollard of North Reading, Mass.; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Rev. Thomas Sweat and Rev. Fred West officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel to proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
RIDER, FLOYD B. (SPEEDY) - age 76, of 919 Old Federal Road, Madisonville, passed away 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Wood Presbyterian Home. Member of Wilson Station Presbyterian Church; retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company; veteran of World War II. He was the son of the late Robert and Osie Rider. Survivors: wife, Polly May Rider; daughter, Barbara Myers of Madisonville; grandsons and wives, David F. and Lisa Myers of Jacksonville, Fla., Randy and Lisa Myers of Madisonville; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Everhart of Tellico Plains, Gladys McConkey of Madisonville, Ora Mae Black of Athens; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Frank Hicks, Rev. Andy Hamilton and Rev. Junior Croft officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Wilson Station Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
ROACH, TERESA GAIL - age 40, of Inskip, passed away Saturday, April 19, 1997. Member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Michael Roach; son, Jason Osborne; daughter, Shaunta' Anderson; step-son, Kevin Roach; parents, Juanita and Clarence ''Nub'' Acuff; sister and brother-in-law, Melba and Bob Roberts, all of Knoxville; brother, Allen Acuff, Nashville; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lynnhurst Cemetery, Dr. James McCluskey officiating. Friends may call at the family homes. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
ROBERTSON, DeLEEO CATE - age 89, of Kodak, passed away Saturday in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy A. and Minnie Elizabeth Koontz Cate; her husband, Paul T. Robertson; a brother, Edith Cate; and a sister, Leona Kyte. She was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. Survivors: sons, Billy G. Robertson and Tony E. Robertson, both of Kodak; daughter, Carole E. Hickman of Kodak; sister, Juanita Swaggerty of Kodak; grandchildren, David Robertson, Teresa Malpass, Eric Robertson, Scott Hickman and William Robertson; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rawlings Funeral Home. Rev. Rob McCellan will officiate. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery.
ROTH, BETTY LYNN SCALF - age 59, of North Knoxville, went home to be with our Precious Lord Sunday morning, April 20, 1997. She was a member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church and a former employee of Credit Bureau of Knoxville. Preceded in death by parents, Seless and Cleta Scalf. ''I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh.'' Joel 2:28. In her book The Christian Secret of a Happy Life, Hannah Whitall Smith tells us that what we need is to see that God's presence is a certain fact always, and that every act of our soul is done right before Him, and that a word spoken in prayer is really spoken to Him, as if our eyes could see Him and our hands could touch Him. Survivors: husband, Richard L. Roth, Sr.; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Kim and Bobby Ogden; son and daughter-in-law, Richard L. Jr. and Tonya Roth; grandchildren, Michael Lawrence Roth, Tiffany Katelynn Roth; sister, Joyce Faye Ogden; niece, Connie Lynn Kelly Nelke; nephew, Jonathan William Kelley. Funeral services 8 p.m. Tuesday, Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Rev. Larry Woods of Halls Christian Church officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
SAMMONS, MARIE - age 79, of West Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of Unity Baptist Church. She retired from Standard Knitting Mills after 43 years of service. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Carl E. and Jean Wilson; nieces, Shirley Wilson, Teresa Hayes, Vicki Davis and Cathy Wilson; nephew, Charles Wilson, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. David Watson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home.
SHARP, MRS. MARY COOPER - age 91, of Knoxville, died 3:50 p.m. Friday, April 18, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Member of Harlan Baptist Church, Harlan, Ky. Preceded in death by husband, Emmette M. Sharp (died 1/27/97); daughter, Edna Mae Gibson; parents, Elvin and Sally Harris Cooper; two brothers and four sisters. Survivors: daughters, Eula G. Bullard, Jeanette Hansard; sons and daughters-in-law, Verlin C. and Delta Sharp, Charles E. and Geri Sharp, all of Knoxville; son, Elvin L. Sharp, Newport Beach, Calif.; granddaughters, Penny Bowers of Fraser, Mich., Allison L. Hickman of Knoxville, Tamijo Kistler of Newport Beach, Calif. step-grandson, Bert Houston, Jacksonville, Fla.; great-granddaughters, Robyn Ruth Delisi, Brandi L'Jon Bowers, both of Fraser, Mich., Brandijo Kistler of California; great-grandsons, James Garrett Clark, John Stefan Clark, both of Knoxville, great-great-grandsons, Sean Clay Delisi and Brett Thomas Delisi, both of Fraser, Mich. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Monday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Randall Webb officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
SHELTON, CAROLYN JAYNES - age 56, of 3490 Jones Bridge Road, Greeneville, Sunnyside Community, passed away Sunday morning, April 20, 1997, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn. Member of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church. Survivors: husband, Carson A. Shelton; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Angela Shelton and Marvin Leach of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Todd A. and Melissa Shelton of Knoxville, Michael R. Shelton of Greeneville; grandsons, Martin and Matthew Leach of Knoxville, Daniel and Alex Shelton of Greeneville; father and mother, Gordon and Ivetta Bowman Jaynes of Greeneville; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Julia Johnson, Greeneville, Beverly and Doyce Chandler, Jr., of Greeneville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Kiser Funeral Chapel. Interment Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. The body is at Kiser Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.
SHEPHERD, ALLYSON LEIGH - age 11, of Knoxville, died 2:48 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Member of Grace Baptist Church, Halls; 6th grade student at Gresham Middle School; member of the Beta Club, the Pep Club and the 6th grade band; member of 1997 Stars and 1996 Lady Gators softball teams; played for Junior Pro Varsity Girls team. Survivors: parents, David and Tammy Shepherd; sister, Ashley Shepherd; brother, John Shepherd, all of Knoxville; maternal grandparents, Joe and Joyce Leach; paternal grandmother, Lillian Shepherd; aunts and uncles, Jayna and Bill Hembree, Kelli Jo and James Wright, all of LaFollette, Tenn.; several cousins and other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church, Halls, Rev. Elbert Kitts officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Bob White, Mike Paris, Jack Justice, Charlie Fitzgerald, Bill Hembree, James Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Stars and Lady Gators softball teams and Junior Pro Varsity Girls team. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church, Halls. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
SMITH, MYRTICE RHODES - of Newport, passed away Saturday evening in Baptist Hospital of Cocke County following a short illness. She was a member of the Wilsonville Baptist Church; was organist and v.p. of the radio bible hour for many years; was a gifted writer and a concert organist. Using this talent she served many churches as organist. She is survived by her husband, Dr. J. Harold Smith of Newport; son, Dr. Don Smith of Melbourne, Fla.; daughter, Martha Armstrong of Melbourne, Fla.; grandchildren, Dr. Lance Armstrong, Emily Ann Smith and David Smith, all of Melbourne, Fla., and Dr. Carol Armstrong of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters, Willie Ruth Jenkins and Mary Stroud, both of Greenville, S.C. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Manes Funeral Chapel with Dr. J. Harold Smith, Dr. Don Smith and Martha Armstrong officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Greenville, S.C. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Manes, Newport, in charge.
STOCKETT, WILLIAM J., SR. - age 87, of Knoxville, died April 20, 1997, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Survivors: wife, Francille S. Stockett; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas G. and Lynn Stockett; daughter-in-law, Judy B. Stockett, all of Knoxville; grandson, William ''Skip'' Stockett III of Maryville; granddaughter, Jordan D. Stockett of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery for a 3 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Leonard E. Turner, Jr. officiating. Memorials may be made to Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 715 Smith Road, Knoxville, TN 37922. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
TROTTER, GENEVA M. - age 92, of Knoxville, passed away in Johnson City April 20, 1997, at the home of her daughter. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville and a member of Mimir Study Club. Preceded in death by husband, Douglas J. Trotter; and grandson, David G. Garland III. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Brenda Trotter of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and David Garland of Johnson City; grandchildren, Jill Trotter, Sarah Garland St. Onge and Michael T. Garland; three great-grandchildren. Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at West View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at Farrar Funeral Home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Knoxville or to the local chapter of the American Heart Association. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City.
VARNELL, MRS. JANE DRIGGERS - age 75, of Maryville, Tenn., and a former resident of Athens, died Sunday afternoon in Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville. A native of Atlanta, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Thomas Jason and Martha Ball Driggers. She was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Varnell. She was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church of Athens. She graduated from Girls High School of Atlanta, Ga., and attended the Atlanta School of Art. She met her husband, Sam Varnell, while he was a student at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Following his graduation they moved to the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. In his various assignments she was actively supportive of her husband and devoted to her family. In recent years she served as church visitor for the Keith Memorial United Methodist Church congregation. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Dr. Sam N. Varnell, Maryville, to whom she had been married 50 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Alex Buttram, Hixson, and Beth and Phil Puckett, Marietta, Ga.; three granddaughters, Amy Buttram, Kate and Becky Puckett; two grandsons, Brad Buttram and Andy Puckett; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Riley Huffstetler, Rev. Stella Roberts, Rev. Darris Doyal and Rev. Charles Hurlock officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The body will be in state at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday where the family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be made to the Mark Varnell Scholarship Fund, c/o Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA 24327. Smith Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of arrangements.
WILLIAMS, CINDA MARIE - age 92, of the Baptist Health Care Center, Lenoir City, passed away Sunday morning, April 20, 1997, at Loudon Hospital. She was retired from Charles H. Bacon. She was a member of Nelson Street Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Jim and Betty Blair Williams; several brothers and sisters. She is survived by devoted friend, Polly Click; and many friends at the Baptist Health Care Center. Funeral services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. George Seay and Rev. Howard Pratt officiating. Interment Lenoir City Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.