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|BENTON, JULIUS H. - age 75, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998.
Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, June 5 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington,
N.C. Knoxville survivor: sister, Eloise Williams. Arrangement by Paul Funeral
BISHOP, SALLIE E. LANE - age 92, of 509 Claremont Road, Kingsport, died Thursday evening June 3, 1998, at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Scott County, Va., she had resided there most of her life and moved to Kingsport 11 years ago. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Bishop was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Bishop; three children, Ora Mae Bishop, Margaret Ann Donaldson and Phillip T. Bishop. Surviving are six daughters and sons-in-law, Nannie and Don Gordon, Nashville, Tenn., Avery Quillen, Kingsport, Dorothy and Wayne Hagaman, Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Margie and Dwain Dunn, Harriman, Tenn., Sue Christian, Kingsport, Jane and Sam Strong, Smyrna, Tenn.; five sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Juanita Bishop, Knoxville, David D. Bishop, Harriman, Greg and Dee Bishop, Seymour, Tenn., James Henry and Jacki Bishop, Knoxville, Tenn., Bill and Mary Bishop, Highland, Ind.; 34 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Monnie Smith, Kingsport, Rhoda Gordon, Verona, Va., Margaret Green, Gate City, Va., Annie Gillian, Gate City, Va. and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Preacher J.R. Pratt officiating. Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
CARTER, LOLA E. - age 91, of Powell, passed away Monday, June 1, 1998, at Lake City Healthcare Center. She was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Past Worthy Matron of LaFollette O.E.S. Lodge No. 137. Preceded in death by husband, Edwin C. Carter, Sr. Survivors: sons, Rev. Edwin C. Carter, Jr., Jack and John Carter; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Forlines officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation Smoky Mountain Brach, 212 South Peters Road, Knoxville,Tenn. 37923. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
CATE, JAMES A. - age 73, of Willard Town Community, New Market, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at UT Medical Center, Knoxville, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a retired employee of the C.B. Atkins Furniture Co. of Knoxville having worked there 38 years, a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WWII. Preceded in death by wife, Beatrice Willard Cate (1986). Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jim Cadmus of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Nancy Cate of Strawberry Plains, Jerry and Pam Cate of New Market, Timmy and Diane Cate of Kodak; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie, Vola, Fern, Molly, Martha, Gertrude and Della Pearl; brothers, Ray and Don Cate; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Ed Collins officiating. Interment graveside services 10 a.m. Saturday at McCampbell's Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
CHAMBERS, CAROLYN S. - age 64, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Monday at her residence in Bradenton, Fla., where she had lived since 1978. She was the widow of Victor G. Chambers and a member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church. She is survived by daughters, Vickie Kitts of Knoxville and Tina Jasper of Florida; sister, Donna Hodges of Texas; and grandchildren, Kevin and Courtney Kitts, and Sean Jasper. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Highland West Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at graveside Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Woodlawn Cemetery at 3 p.m. for funeral services with Rev. Richard Elseroad officiating. Highland West Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. I-40 and Pellissippi Parkway on Sherrill Lane. 693-9547.
CRONKHITE, JOHN A. - joined his mother in heaven, Tuesday, June 2, 1998, after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 10, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the Unversity of Iowa with a baseball scholarship and graduated with a law degree from the University of Iowa, where he was a brother of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Iowa City, Iowa. He was admitted to the bar in Iowa in 1965. Mr. Cronkhite served in the U.S. Army as a legal officer in the Jag and received a commendation for meritorious service at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. He served with the tax court of the U.S. in Houston, Texas, and was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1971, where he practiced law for several years. He left private practice in Phoenix, Ariz. to become the corporate attorney for Sea Ray Boats, Inc. in Knoxville. He worked in Germany for two years to further develop international relationships with dealers, this being a field he so eloquently handled. On his return, he was promoted to Executive Vice-President to oversee all legal and human resource matters. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Elizabeth and is survived by his loving wife, Gale; and sons, Bradley, Brian, and Chad; his father, Gary; and sister, Connie; and many loving friends. His remains are at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, where the family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with Rev. Roy E. Zinn officiating. Interment to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. For those who desire, memorials please be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
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, Henry French and Terry Bailey. Contributions may be made to The Love Kitchen, P.O. Box 6839, Knoxville, TN 37914-6839 or to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
ESTES, JENNIE LUCILLE - age 92, of 3880 Estes Road, Loudon, passed away Wednesday evening, June 3, 1998, at Loudon Hospital. Mrs. Estes was a member of Dogwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Felix Estes; daughter, Frances Estes Moore; son, John Felix Estes Jr.; grandson, John David Thomas. Survivors: children and spouses, Dorothy Bandy of Lenoir City, Harold and Carol Estes of Loudon, Sue Lawhorn of Loudon, Johnny and Pat Estes of Loudon, Mitchell and Mary Estes of Loudon, Mildred and Ray Thomas of Mableton, Ga., Phyllis Scarbrough; and special friend, Robert Chance, both of Loudon; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dean Bandy and Rev. George Seay officiating. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers: Larry and Sammy Bandy, Travis McConkey, James Stanifer, Chad Estes and David Hatcher. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
FIELDS, LELA MAE CRISP - age 65, of Maryville, passed away quietly at home Wednesday, June 3, 1998. Member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church. Preceded in death by daughter, Christine Fields; parents, Claude and Maggie Crisp; brother, James Crisp; sister, Ruth Starrett. Survivors: husband, Warren G. Fields; son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Sharon Fields of Chattanooga; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Elmer Hill, Minnie and Tony Henry, Tena and Wayne Hale, Rena and James Hale, all of Maryville; grandsons, Warren G. Fields, Nicholas and Tyler Fields, Joe and Jessie Hale Clinton and Jason Hale; granddaughter, Wendi Hill; four step-grandchildren; sisters, June Johnson of Georgia, Thelma Butler of Maryville, Bernice Fox of Indiana; brothers, John Crisp of Georgia, Henry Crisp of Florida; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Agnes West, Hettie Johnson, Gayle Hill, Billie Fields and Jane Tyler. Special thanks to our "Angel" Stacy McLemore. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Rex Everett officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
GARNER, ALYCE WARD - age 73, of 4041 Browder Hollow Road, Lenoir City, passed away early Thursday morning, June 4, 1998, at Park West Hospital. Alyce was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Earl William Garner, Sr.; son, Earl William Garner, Jr.; brother, Howard Ward; sisters, Ruby Cates and Hazel Johnson. Survivors: children and spouses, Larry and Kathy Garner, Jimmy and Connie Garner, Pat and Gary Kaman, all of Lenoir City; daughter-in-law, Valerie Garner of South Gate, Michigan; grandchildren, Ashley Fuller, Michael, Kelly, Jeremy, Robby, Crystal, Jennifer and Jeff Garner, Chris Kaman; great-grandchildren, Michael and Kimberly Garner; sister, Ruth Ward, with whom she made her home; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Eddie Chasteen officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday in Loudon County Memorial Gardens, Rev. David Latham officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
HAMMONS, MRS. IRENE - Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Hammons, age 74, of One Ables Lane, Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Brother Thurman Young and Brother Gary Williams officiating. Burial will be Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville beside Horace "Ed" Fritts who died in 1959. Mrs. Hammons died Wednesday in the Huntsville Hospital. A native of Knox County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Julia Bell Henderson Mynatt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lincoln Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Troy Hammons of Fayetteville; two sons, John Edward Fritts of Atlanta, Ga., and Charles Eugene Fritts of Montgomery, Ala.; two stepdaughters, Linda Cecil Walker of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Donna Jane Tollett of Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Naomi Hill, Mary Sims and Sue Osborn, all of Knoxville and Ellen Hines of Chattanooga; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildrren and six step-great-grandchildren, Mrs. Hammons was preceded in death by daughter, Teresa Dale Workman; sister, Ruth Johnson and brother, Floyd Mynatt. Visitiation with the family will be after 5 p.m. Thursday evening at Higgins Funeral Home.
HAYS, W.C. - loving father and husband, age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday at his home. Member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church for 75 years. He was a proofreader for the Knoxville Journal for 20 years and the Knoxville News-Sentinel for 18 years. Graduate of the old Knoxville High School in the class of 1932. Member of the Scottish Rite and a 32nd. Degree Mason, Oriental Lodge No. 453. W.C. Sometimes know as "Wig" is survived by wife, Willie Henderson Hays; son, Larry D. Hays and life partner, C. Eugene Law, Santa Fe, N.M.; son, Bill Hays and wife, Martha Hays; granddaughter, Shannon Hays; grandson, Taylor Hays. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Rev. Bruce Robinson and Rev. Leland Lyon officating. Pallbearers: Taylor Hays, Earl Cronan, Walter Shaver, Leon Ruckett, Jay Ogle, Fred Day, John Story and Jim Roberts. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue.
HERMANN, OSCAR J. - of Maynardville, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at U.T. Hospital. Member of the Christian faith. Veteran of WWII. Survivors: wife, Helen Hermann; daughter and son-in-law, Cosette and Jim Faulkner; daughter, Betsy Offill and son, Paul Herman; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Betty Herman of Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Burney Hutchison and Chaplain Allison Turner officiating with interment to follow in Clapps Chapel. Pallbearers: Frank Patrick, Andy Benson, Jason Hermann, Jasper Roach, Newby Thurman and Carlo Fragomeni. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. J.D. Johnson, Dr. Allie Summers, James New, Ernest Roach, Lloyd White, Walter Witt. Military honors will be given by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
HITCH, RUTH - age 82 of Alcoa, passed away Wednesday evening, June 3, 1998, at the family home. Survivors: husband, Harold Hitch; son and daughter-in-law, David and Lynn Hitch of Maryville; grandson, Sean Hitch of Maryville. Mrs. Hitch was cremated and a remembrance service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
JANEWAY, MR. HENDERSON "ESTELL" - age 101, of Washburn, passed away 9:27 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at his home. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Enice Caldwell, California, Estelle and Bill Pittman, Knoxville, Martha Jo and Eldred Clark, Powell; sons and daughters-in-law, Estell, Jr. and Barbara Janeway, Ohio; stepson and wife, Buster and Lorene DeVault; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; loving and devoted friends and caretakers, Edith Davis, Herbie, Betty and Jeff Davis; favorite nephew, Ray Janeway; and a host of other relatives. The family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m. Friday at Ailor's Chapel with funeral services to follow at 8:30 p.m., Rev. Richard Nicley and Rev. Charles McGill officiating. Interment will be in Beeler Cemetery on Hogskin Road in Washburn at11 a.m. Saturday. Relatives and friends will service as pallbearers. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge of arrangements.
JENKINS, RUFUS S. - age 81, of Chattanooga, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 3, 1998, at the East Ridge Hospital in Chattanooga. He was of the Baptist faith. A veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army. Rufus was a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shriners with whom he was very active in fundraisers. A 50 year member of Avery Masonic Lodge #593 F&AM, a 32nd degree Mason. He was an avid pilot. A member of Carpenters Union Lodge #74. He retired from TVA after 40 years as a carpenter superintendent. Preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Arden Jenkins; and son, Michael Rufus Jenkins. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Alvin Ray and Linda Jenkins of Chattanooga, Arnold Lynn Jenkins of Chattanooga; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda Faye Van Biezen of Indianapolis, Loretta and Roy Doyle of Danville, Calif., Pamela June and Jerry Alexander of Hixson; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Gaylor of Rossville,, Ga.; brothers, Walter Jenkins of Virginia and Kenneth Jenkins of Texas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Riner officiating. Interment will be in the Corinth Cemetery with Masonic services conducted by Avery Masonic Lodge #593. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City.
JONES, LUCILLE AIRHEART - age 82, widow of T.R. Jones, of Madisonville, passed away 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Latham, Knoxville, Mickey J. and Jerry Vaughn, Houston, Texas, Halleen Lyles, Nashville; sons and daughter-in-law, Tommy R. Jones, Madisonville, Eldon (Buzzy) and Maxine Shirley, Scottsboro, Ala.; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sue Jones, Madisonville, Arline Wilburn, Esma Harris, both of Charleston, S.C.; devoted nieces, Nioka Spangler, Jennifer Wiggins, Brenda Kidd; special nephews, Pat Jones, David Wiggins. Graveside service and interment 3 p.m. Saturday, Corntassel Cemetery, Rev. Beecher Miller and Rev. Doug Alexander officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corntassel Cemetery Fund, c/o Nioka Spangler, 2061 Povo Road, Madisonville, Tenn. 37354. Family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
KELSO, ALMA - of 801 Mulberry Street, Loudon, died early Thursday morning, June 4, 1998, at Loudon Health Care Center. Member of First Baptist Church. Survivors: Nancy Lee of Loudon. Graveside services 5 p.m. Friday, Steekee Cemetery. Dr. Houston Inman officiating. Family will receive friends 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home.
LAMBDIN, ARLISS - age 68,of Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Joel Grant and Roxie Swain Lambdin; sister, Ruth Lambdin Cox; brothers, W.H. Lambdin and Robert and Frank Lambdin. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Arla and Jeff Jackson; sons and daughters-in-law, Nathan and Wanda Lambdin, Arliss and Debbie Lambdin and granddaughter, Courtney Jackson, all of Knoxville; sisters, Midge Marshall Stewart, Mason, N.H. and Knoxville, Barbara Langlois, New Roads, La., and Jean Mulryan, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Memorial service 7 p.m. Friday at Stevens chapel, Dr. E.W. Cook officiating. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
LASLEY, WILLIAM "MARSHALL" - age 71, of Seymour, passed away June 4, 1998, at his home. He was retired from the University of Tennessee and served 21 years for Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Veteran of U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Caryville, Tenn. Preceded in death by parents, Sherman and Dora Lasley; brother, Clifford Lasley; sisters, Thelma Chitwood and Frances Lasley. Survivors: wife, Jessie Lasley; sons, Curtis, Joe, Bill and Mike Lasley; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jeffery Land; grandchildren, Zach and Jessica Land, Branden Lasley, Amanda Reagan; brothers, Willard, Herman, Ray, Charlie, Frank Lasley; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, Berry Chapel. Interment Galilee Cemetery. Military honors will be by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
LAY, FRED C. - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away June 3, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a member of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 102, Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433 F&AM, Knoxville Scottish Rite and Kerbela Shrine Temple. He was preceded in death by parents, Ernal and Ellana Lay; and is survived by his wife, Olive Lay; sons, David Lay of Florida, Freddie, Scott and Stephen Lay of Knoxville; daughters, Jana Poe of Halls and Susan Burchfield of Knoxville; brother, Jimmy Lay of Jacksboro; ten grandchildren. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday followed by a Masonic memorial service by Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433 F&AM and funeral service with Dr. J. Mike Ramage officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Campbell Memorial Gardens in Jacksboro for a 10 a.m. interment service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MILES, FAYE LEWIS - a former resident of Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She taught music in various places where she lived and was very active in several musical organizations. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Miles. Her survivors are her sister, Frances Hurley of Knoxville; nephews, Len Hurley of Knoxville and Don Hurley of Stone Mountain, Ga.; niece, Faye Burke of Gatlinburg and several great-nieces and nephews. Private burial was held. Memorial donations may be sent to the Young Pianist Series, 409 Hudson Rd., Maryville, TN 37801. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
MURPHY, PATRICIA REYNOLDS - passed on at 11:59 p.m. on June 2, 1998. She was born in Knoxville on April 11, 1951. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles R. Murphy; uncle, William A. Akers. Survivors: mother, Pauline Rankin Graves; sisters, Elizabeth Murphy Wood, Tulsa, Okla.; and brother, Charles Rankin Murphy, Knoxville; step-father, Sanford P. Graves; aunts, Joan R. Rose and uncle, James V. Rose; niece and nephews, Brian and Bradley Wood, Tulsa, Okla. and Alexander Murphy, Rogersville, Ala.; aunt, Patsy Akers; cousins, Katherine V. Rose, James V. Rose, Jr. and Julie Rose, Bill, David and Brown Akers; second cousins, Emily Morgan, Andrew, Alexander and Everett Rose; three step-sisters, Molly Shebbie and Carole and one stepbrother, Pom and several step-nieces and nephews. Tricia was an accomplished master barber and had studied hair color at the Sorbie Institute in London, England. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, 1998, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension on Northshore Drive. The family will receive friends after the service. To those who wish to give a memorial, please consider the East Tennessee Hospice Organization, c/o Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee, 137 Blount Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920.
MYERS, MARGARET (JEANETTE) age 61, Corryton, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with the lord on June 2, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church of Mascot. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Trula Roberts. Survivors include: husband, Hugh Gene; son and fiancee', Anthony Myers and Susie Bull; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Mickey Evans; grandchildren, Travis Myers, Cheyenne and Tori Evans; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Leslie Carter; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon and Grainger Roberts, Doyle and Christine Roberts and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, 1998, at Clear Springs Baptist Church in Mascot. Rev. Hartsell McCurry and Rev. David Salley will be officiating. The casket will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will be in the Clear Springs Baptist Church Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society. Smith Funeral Home of Rutledge in charge of arrangements.
NEEDHAM, MR. WILLIAM BASIL - age 90, of Washburn, passed away 8:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 1998,at his home. He was a member of Mt. Eager Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Boyd Needham; daughters, Betty Needham, Ritta Needham. Survivors: wife, Mossie (Bowles) Needham; sons, Gene Needham, Rev. Billy Needham, Dwayne Needham, all of Washburn; daughters, Stellmo McCormick, Powell, Fern Tharp, Luttrell, Jackie Needham, Washburn; sister, Lola Muncey, Luttrell; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Leonard Goin officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Needham Cemetery, Grainger County. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
NORTON, MR. HOMER C. - age 86, Friday, May 29, 1998. Preceded in death by wife, Cora Alma Norton and daughter, Nancy Norton Williams. Survived by wife, Frances Roberts Norton; daughter, Carol Norton (James) Finley; stepchildren, Rick Roberts and Marilyn Caruthers; sisters, Lois Biagiotti and Bettye Jones; brothers, Kenneth and Charlie Norton; grandchildren, Carter and Holly Roberts and Rebecca, Christy and Josef. Visitation with the family was Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Funeral services were held in the Woodlawn Chapel of Roses, Monday, June 1, 1998, at 11 a.m. with Dr. Joe Stacker and Rev. Bob Norman officiating. Active pallbearers were family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Dynamo Sunday School Class of Belmont Heights Baptist Church. Interment was in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Woodlawn Funeral Home, (615) 383-4754.
REED, WILLIE EDWARD - age 84, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away June 4, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Reed belonged to the Sweetwater Valley I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 280. Preceded in death by brother, Hugh Reed; sister, Imogene Reed Clark. Survived by spouse, Mildred Cunningham Reed; daughters and son-in-law, June and J.D. Presley, Ten Mile, Tenn., Bunny Standridge Presley, Sweetwater; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Mary Reed, Dandridge, Tenn.; eight grandsons; six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Gladys Reed, Sweetwater, Sam and Betty Reed, Harriman, Catherine Reed, Sweetwater; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ruby Mincey, Eula and Bob Coleman, all of Sweetwater. Funeral services is 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, in the Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel with Rev. Anderson McCulley officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday in the West View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral in the memory chapel.
RIMMER, MILDRED MAY - age 75, of South Knoxville, passed away June 4, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Member Gayland Heights Baptist Church. Survivors: devoted husband, Sanford B. Rimmer; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Steve Merritt; son, Bill Rimmer; step-grandchildren, Steve A. Merritt, Audra V. Miller of Knoxville; brothers, Virgil Walters of New Castle, Ind., Vermell Walters of Middletown, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Steve H. Merritt officiating. Interment Highland South Cemetery. Pallbearers: Mike Walters, Ron Walters, Robert T. Rimmer, Steve Alvin Merritt, John Miller, Bill Rimmer. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's.
ROSE, BERNARD INGRAM "BUNNY" - age 90, formerly of Knoxville, died April 17, 1998, in Miami, Fla. He was born in Rockwood, Tenn. to John B. and Lily Ingram Rose. He graduated from Rockwood High School and The University of Tennessee where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He was a member of the Bearden Community Civic Club. On April 19, 1996, he received the Phi Gamma Delta Henry Calvin Walter Continuing Spirit Award. He began employment at The Tennessee Valley Authority in July 1933, as secretary to Harcourt A. Morgan, member of the first TVA Board, and he retired at Wilson Dam, Al., as assistant to the director to Agricultural Development in 1971. He was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church. He played golf until 1994 and his love for the game continued vicariously when he watched the pros on TV after he could no longer play a round. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his tremendous loyalty and love, his keen wit and dry sense of humor, which remained until his death. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Rose Thigpen and his wife of 63 years, Marjorie Gannaway Rose. He is survived by his three children, Susan Rose Murray and her husband, Gene of Oklahoma City, Okla., John Gannaway Rose and his wife, Ann of Miami, Fla. and Gerry Bernard Rose and his wife, Lori Willner of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchidlren, Greg Moerlins and his wife, Sharon of Oklahoma City, Okla., Scott and David Rose, Jacksonville, Fla., Kathy and Chris Rose, Miami, Fla., Samuel Willner Rose and Mycah Willner Rose of Tallahassee, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Amanda Moerlins, Oklahoma City, Okla.; special niece, Lynn Rose Coker and her husbnad, R.J. Coker. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Church Street United Methodist Church with Rev. William J. Fowler officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda,Md. 20814 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SEXTON, FRANKIE SHERROD - age 92, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church. She is survived by two sisters, Zelma Simmons of Knoxville, Sarah Burris of Morristown; brother, Russell (Ras) Sherrod of Knoxville; special niece and husband, Ruth and Jim Lacy of Knoxville; special nephew and wife, Gary and Kathy Simmons; several great-nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Caledonia Cemetery with Rev. Mike Michaels officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
VAUGHN, HERBERT A. - age 76, of 2031 East Main Street, Rogersville, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Johnson City, after an extended illness. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Vaughn was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogersville. He was a member of Overton Lodge #5 F&AM, Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Jericho Temple. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Harvey and Mary Gill Vaughn; and brothers, Rev. Miller Lee Vaughn and Sam Vaughn. Survivors include his wife, Doris Cope Vaughn; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda V. and William Burgess of Kingsport, Linda V. and Fred Goldsmith of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.; one sister, Sarah Jane Hipsher of Morristown; four brothers, Cline Vaughn, Delmer Vaughn, Lon Vaughn and Sterling Vaughn, all of Morristown; four grandchildren, Martha Diehl of Johnson City, Bill Parham, II of Jacksonville, Fla., Rebekah Kazmier of Memphis and Christin Goldsmith of Johnson City. Calling hours will be 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. Funeral service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Broome Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronell Owensby officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Washington St., Rogersville, TN 37857.
WOLFENBARGER, PHILLIP RAY - age 21, of 2829 Black Oak Road, Apt. #1, Jefferson City, passed away June 3, 1998, as the result of an automobile accident. He was a member of Friendly View Baptist Church, attended Morristown-Hamblen High School East and was employed by Life Care Center of Jefferson City. Preceded in death by his grandfathers, Eugene Wolfenbarger of Thorn Hill and Ray Brinkley of Jefferson City. Survivors: father, Charles Wolfenbarger of Morristown; mother, Patsy Brinkley of Jefferson City; brother, Jon Wolfenbarger of the home; sister, Crystal Hayes of the home; grandmothers, Agnes Morton of Morristown and Pauline Wolfenbarger of Morristown; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Services will be 8 p.m. Friday at Mayes Mortuary with Revs. Ray Holt and Benny Jones officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Liberty Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mayes Mortuary.