Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ABRAMS, WILLIE HENRY (BILL) - age 70, of Seymour, passed
away Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. World War II veteran
and former employee with the City of Knoxville. Preceded in death by wife,
Eula Carmichael Abrams; mother, Edith Louise Abrams; nephew, Joe Kirby
and brother-in-law, Glenn Kirby. Survivors: stepson, David Braden; loving
sister, Wanda Kirby; nieces and nephews, Billy, Terry, Kenneth, Jim and
Tony Kirby and Teresa Childress; 13 great-nieces and nephews; and eight
great-great-nieces and nephews. Service 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel,
with Pastors Tim Fleeger and Roy Berrier officiating. Family and friends
will meet Boyds Creek Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Friday for interment. Pallbearers:
Isaac, Kenneth, Terry and Tony Kirby and Roger Childress. Family will receive
friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's.
BEAL, RENA MAE KERR - age 87, passed away Monday, June 1, 1998, at Holston Health Center. She was born in Blount County, the daughter of the late Jesse and Minnie Kerr. Survivors: brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their spouses, Lois Beal, Louise Beal Huffstatler, Aileen Beal Palmer and Hobart, Mildred Beal Bacon and Robert of LaFollette, Tenn., Charles Beal and Betty, Don Beal and Betty of Athens, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery on Sutherland Ave. Thursday for an 11 a.m. interment service with Rev. John L. Shepherd, Jr. officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
BROOKSHEAR, CECIL VON - age 60, of 3889 Foster Road, Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Wednesday morning, June 3, 1998, at his farm. Cecil was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Retired from Carrier Air Conditioning in Knoxville. Preceded in death by parents, Roy H. Brookshear and Juanita Hudson Brookshear. Survivors: wife, Sue Williams Brookshear; son, Scott Brookshear; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Kim Brookshear; grandchildren, Aaron McCown, Micah H. Brookshear, Tiffany Randolph, all of Lenoir City; brother, Allen Brookshear of Fountain City, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Thursday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Owen Evans and Rev. Gene Russell officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Friday in Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services, Rev. Eddie Chasteen officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
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.
DANIELS, REBA S. - age 60, of Corryton, Tenn., passed away in her sleep, Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at her residence. She was born July 22, 1937, in Anderson Co., Tenn. She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, cooking and gardening. She is preceded in death by son, Kenneth Howard; parents, Zelmer and Della Thompson Carden; husband, Charles Daniels; sister, Louise Harless; brother, Zelmer Carden, Jr. Survivors: sons, Harvey Daniels, Corryton, Tenn., Jackie Daniels, Knoxville; daughters, Sandra Branch, Knoxville, Betty Beeler, Knoxville; brothers, Glnnth Carden, Claxton, Leonard Carden, Lake City, Ellis Carden, Clinton, Bruce Carden, Lake City; sister, Betty Jo Carden, Lake City; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Dot Bailey, Knoxville, "Granny", Lake City, Martha Kincaid, Knoxville, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Huffaker, Powell. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Disney Cemetery, Lake City, Tenn. with Rev. Jeff Hawkins officiating. Interment to follow graveside service. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City, in charge of arrangements.
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 excutive vice-president to oversee all legal and human resources. 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.
EARL, HOLMES CAPT. (RET.) - age 76, of Knoxville, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 31, 1998. He was a member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church. Capt. Earl was a native and long-time resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Tulane University in civil engineering and received his commission into the U.S. Navy from the Tulane Naval R.O.T.C. in 1942. Within a few short days, he left to serve his country proudly during World War II. He retired as a captain from the U.S. Naval Reserve after years of dedicated service which included submarine qualification. He was a respected member of the New Orleans Engineering Community, operating his own engineering firm for 20 years, as well as serving other companies as a consultant. He was a member of the Military Order of World Wars, American Society of Civil Engineering, Louisiana Engineering Society, SAR and the Tennessee Artists Association. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Gloria Garon Earl; parents, Ralph and Ruby Earl; sister, Carolyn Plate Ioakim. Survivors include son, Gene Earl of New Orleans; daughters and sons-in-law, Holly and Dr. Stephen Lazarus of Knoxville, Carolyn Earl and Joseph Jacquat of New Orleans; two grandchildren, Kristin and Lauren Lazarus of Knoxville; brother, Glenn Earl of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Friday for a 2 p.m. graveside and interment service with Rev. P. Gilbert Smith and Dr. Robert Walker officiating. Full military honors provided by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Family requests memorials be made to Tulane University School of Engineering, New Orleans, La. 70118 or Arthritis Foundation, Smoky Mountain Branch, 212 S. Peters Rd., Suite 105, Knoxville, Tenn. 37923. Family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
GILES, ICIE MAE ODOM - age 90, widow of Winfred C. Giles, of 316 Boiling Springs Rd., Ballplay Community, Vonore, passed away 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 1998, at her home. Member of Ebenezer Ballplay Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and George Knapp, Vonore, Una (Lee) and Charles Parker, Maryville; sons and daughters-in-law, James Giles, Allen and Alma Giles, all of Vonore, Fred and Linda Giles, W.C., Jr. and Phyllis Giles, all of Maryville, Wayman Odom, Robbinsville, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son-in-law and best friend, Charles Ray Ogle. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday, Ebenezer Ballplay Baptist Church, Rev. Beecher Miller and Rev. Joe Watson officiating. Interment church cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
HAMLET, BRIAN LEE - age 29, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Monday, June 1, 1998. He is survived by his daughter, Cassandra; father, David Hamlet; mother, Addie Hamlet; brother, Tracy Hamlet; sister, Laura Kesterson; two nieces; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Joe Reed officiating. Family and friends will meet at Roseberry Cemetery Friday at 1:45 p.m. for a 2 p.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCarty Mortuary.
HARRELL, JAMES DAVID - age 83, of Huffland Drive., Loudon, died Wednesday afternoon, at Farragut Health Care Center. He was a member of the Loudon First Baptist Church; Tennessee Lodge #204 F.& A.M.; a 32nd Degree Mason; a Shriner; and a member of the Scottish Rite, Knoxville. He was a longtime manager of Stop and Shop Food Mart in Loudon. Survivors: wife, Lela; daughter, Diane Harrell and son, John D. Harrell of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Bobbie Jo and Mark and Jeanine Harrell, all of Loudon; grandchildren, Adam, Blake, Justin, and granddaughter, Morgan. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 5, 1998, at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Loudon County Memorial Gardens, Rev. Raymond McJunkins will officiate. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home in charge.
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 #453. W.C. sometimes known as "Wig" is survived by wife, Willie Henderson Hays; son, Larry D. Hayes and life partner, C. Eugene Law, Santa Fe, N.M.; son, Bill Hays and wife, Martha Hays; granddaughter, Shannon Hays; grandson, Taylor Hays. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, McCarty-Weaver Chapel, Rev. Bruce Robinson and Rev. Leland Lyon officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Taylor Hays, Earl Cronan, Walter Shaver, Leon Ruckett, Jay Ogle, Fred Day, John Story and Jim Roberts. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at 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, Laura Offill; and son, Paul Hermann; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Betty Hermann 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. Military honors will be given by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's.
JACKSON, SARAH E. CHAMBERS - age 90, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday evening, June 2, 1998, at Maryville Health Care Center. Preceded in death by husband of 69 years, Ira Dwight Jackson; parents, Ed and Annie Chambers; stepmother, Ethel Chambers; brothers, Cas, David, Charlie and Elmer Chambers; sister, Carrie Anderson. Survivors: stepson and wife, Jack and Charlotte Jackson of Nevada; step-grandson, Bob Jackson and Steve Jackson, both of Nevada, Rick Jackson of Oregon; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Lakey of Granite Falls, North Carolina; stepbrothers , Earl Chambers of Newmatamoris, Ohio and Edward E. Chambers of Maryville; stepsisters, Ellen Spitzer and Elsie Tuck, both of Maryville; severl nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Centenary Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside service and interment, Mike Garland officiating. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
LAMBDIN, ARLISS - age 68, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a US Army Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Joel Grant and Roxie Swain Lambdin; sister, Ruth Lambdin Cox; brothers, W.H. Lambdin and Robert 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 Ave. at Broadway.
MORIARTY, JOHN I. - a life long resident of the Fourth and Gill neighborhood, passed Tuesday, June 2, 1998. Mr. Moriarty was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, a graduate of Old Knoxville High School and noted as the oldest member of his neighborhood. For over 60 years, he was associated with Triangle Music Co. as operator and later as owner. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of sixty years, Mary Frances Fritz Moriarty; a daughter, Mary Ann Moriarty and recently his last sibling, Mary Elizabeth Moriarty. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his surviving children, Rose Moriarty Hutchins of Seymour, Ellen Moriarty Lee and husband, Robert E. of Calhoun, Ga., Kathleen Moriarty King, Daniel Patrick Moriarty and wife, Peggy, John Michael Moriarty and wife, Faye, Bernard F. (Hank) Moriarty and wife, Sharon, all of Knoxville, Thomas Anthony Moriarty and wife, Louise of Seymour; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Father Vann Johnston officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jackie Banks, Jackie Corbin, Charlie and Danny Fritz, Joe Hannifan, Bobby Higgs, Bobby Rhinehart and Butch Sprain. Honorary pallbearers: Don Cates, Wayne Cook, Jim Cortese, Ron Lee and J.P. Parks. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph's School or Knoxville Catholic High School. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday followed by the Rosary service at Rose Mortuary Broadway.Chapel.
MURPHY, PATRICIA REYNOLDS - passed on at 11:59 a.m. June 2, 1998. She was born in Knoxville on April 11, 1951. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles R. Murphy. Survivors: mother, Pauline Rankin Graves; sisters, Elizabeth Murphy Wood, Tulsa, Okla.; and brother, Charles Rankin Murphy, Knoxville; stepfather, Sanford P. Graves; aunt, Joan R. Rose; and uncle, James V. Rose; niece and nephews, Brian and Bradley Wood, Tulsa, Okla. and Alexander Murphy, Rogersville, Ala.; cousins, Katherine V. Rose, James V. Rose, Jr. and Julie Rose; second cousins, Emily Morgan, Andrew, Alexander, and Everett Rose; three stepsisters and one stepbrother; and several step-nieces and nephews. Tricia was an accomplished master barber and has 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 Ave., Knoxville, TN 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.
ROBERTS, BONNIE QUEEN - 93, of Cosby, passed away Wednesday morning, in Knoxville, following a short illness. Bonnie was a member of the Webb Missionary Baptist Church. After graduating from Furman University, she taught in several North Carolina Schools. After moving to Tennessee as the bride of the late M.G. (Sassafras) Roberts, she spent most of her teaching careers as an English teacher at Cosby High School, where she retired. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, M.G. Roberts and a son, Ted Roberts. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and A.M. Luther of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Bernice Roberts of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Dr. Frank Bell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 prior to the service. The interment will be 11 a.m. Friday at Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Webb Missionary Baptist Church, 335 Wilton Springs Road, Newport, TN 37821. Brown Funeral Home, Newport, TN 37821.
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.; grandchildren, 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 husband, R.J. Coker. Memorial service 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 Broadway Chapel.
SHERRITZE, MRS. NELLE J. (SHOFFNER) - age 83, of New Tazewell, passed away 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Wariota Healthcare Center. She was a lifetime member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church, member of Blazing Star Chapter No. 481, Order of the Eastern Star and was the matriarch of the Sherritze Family Singers having sung for many years in the area participating in over 1500 funeral services. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Norma Sherritze. Survivors: husband of 67 years, Luna Sherritze; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Paris Keck, Sharps Chapel, Enna Faye and Bob Howe, Sheila and Charlie Best, all of Douglasville, Georgia; sons and daughters-in-law, Wade and Finna Sherritze, Powell, George and Ann Sherritze, Galveston, Indiana, Charles (Rattler) Sherritze, Knoxville, Earl and Loretta Sherritze, Corryton; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Belle Moore, Kokomo, Indiana, Francis Eastridge, Louisville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Friday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Elder Harold Hunt officiating. Music by the Sherritze Family. The body will lie in state one hour before services. Interment will follow in the Phillip Keck Cemetery, Claiborne County. Pallbearers grandsons. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
SNYDER, MARY LEE HILL - of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 1998. Preceded in death by husband, Earl Snyder. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Kenneth Huskey of Melbourne, Fla.; grandchildren, Danny, Kelly, Melissa and Kenny of Palm Bay, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Foster and Frances Davis, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 1 p.m. Friday, Edgewood Cemetery for graveside service, Rev. Donnie Watkins officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Thursday at Mynatt's.
SPARKS, SAMUEL FRITZ - age 77, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 1998. He was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Knox County to the late Samuel Raymond and Bessie McNutt Sparks. He was retired after 32 years with Union Carbide at the Y-12 Plant. Preceded in death by brothers, Frank, John, and Laymon, Jr., Sparks. Survivors: his wife, Mildred R. Sparks; daughter, Carolyn Freeman; granddaughter, Tina and husband, Kenny Phillips; grandsons, Eric and Ricky Freeman; great-grandson, Nicholas Freeman; sister, Louise Tinch; brothers, Tom Sparks, Jim Sparks, I.A. Sparks, Billy Sparks, and Herbert Sparks. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to Sherwood Memorial Gardens for graveside service at 10:30 a.m., Rev. I.A. Sparks officiating. Pallbearers: Jim Brown, Kenny Phillips, Eric and Ricky Freeman, Victor and Jerry Sparks. Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
TALBERT, LOUISE SHOWALTER - 89, Knoxville, formerly of Kingsport and Abingdon, died Tuesday evening (June 2, 1998), at the home of her daughter in Knoxville. Mrs. Talbert was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Showalter; two brothers, Rogan and Hugh Showalter and a sister, Mary Powell Showalter. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. K.B. (Ann) Snider, Marion, Va., Charlene Templeton, Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. John O. (Brenda) Nottingham, Kingsport; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George (Grace) Arnold, Kingsport and several nieces and nephews. Call hours are from 1-2 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eade Anderson officiating. Friends may make memorial contributions to: Holston Habitat for Humanity, 100 Greenwood Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663 or to First Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
TAYLOR, HAYWARD GLEN - 77, Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Oak Ridge, died on Tuesday, June 2, 1998. Member of First United Methodist Church while living in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by wife, Eleanor "Jane" Zinn Taylor. Survivors include: son, David Glen Taylor and wife, Dora, Marietta, Ga.; daughters, Sandra Duncan and husband, Billy, Charlottesville, Va., Linda Maynard and husband, Ken, Brentwood, Tenn., Marleen Taylor and husband, Steve, Knoxville, Tenn., Janet Robbins and husband, Dan, Newton, N.J.; brother, A.D. Taylor and wife, Martha, Tallmadge, Ohio; seven grandchildren. Funeral service and interment will be held in Mobile, Alabama. Memorials may be made to Christ Presbyterian Church, 2131 South Cody Road, Mobile, Ala. 36695 or to Covenant Health Care Hospice, 9000 Executive Drive, Suite A-110, Knoxville, Tenn. 37923. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 4, 1998, 5-7 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
WILLIAMS, J. ROGER - age 86, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at UT Hospital. Member of Bearden United Methodist Church. He was a World War II Veteran and retired from ALCOA after 36 years. Survivors: wife, Helen D. Williams of Knoxville; daughter, Rosemary Williams of Chattanooga; son, David Williams and wife, Julie of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Grady C. Winegar officiating. Memorials may be made to Holston Home for Children, c/o Bearden United Methodist Church, 4407 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.