Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ABBOTT, MAMIE HARVEY - age 94, of Lenoir City, passed away
Sunday, May 31, 1998. Mrs. Abbott was a charter member of Friendship Baptist
Church and taught the Beginners Sunday School class for over 50 years.
Preceded in death by her husband, Lon E. Abbott; sisters, Ruth Harvey and
Thelma Breazeale; brother, Ray Harvey; son-in-law, Norman Smith. Survivors:
daughters, Elizabeth Anne Smith of Taylors, S.C., Laura Jane Bowden and
husband, Dewey of Sweetwater, Tenn.; grandchildren, Pam Frank of Greenville,
S.C., David Smith of Greer, S.C., Beverley Bowden of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.,
Linda Bowden Hall of Sweetwater, Tenn., Rick Bowden of Sweetwater, Tenn.;
great-grandchildren, Stephen and Matthew Frank, Jason and Brian Smith,
Miranda, Tripp, Katie and Marty Hall and Allie Bowden; sisters, Jo Whitlock
of Bradenton, Fla., Katie Webb of Knoxville, Tenn.. The family will receive
friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by funeral service at 7:30 p.m.
in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Riner officiating. Family
and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lake View Cemetery for
graveside services, Rev. Donny Cantwell officiating. Pallbearers: Billy
Smith, Johnny Green, Glenn Mealer, Gene Watson, Leon White, David Hall,
Rick Bowden and David Smith. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
ASHMAN, SARA GREENE - passed away Sunday evening, May 31. She was born March 8, 1899, in Hancock County to Bobbie Campbell Greene and David Alfred Greene, who was a member of Tennessee State Legislature. Mrs. Ashman was a member of First United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Chester M. Ashman; brothers, Tyler A. Greene, Isaac W. Greene and sisters, Mrs. Josh (Nina) Tony, Mrs. Wade Hampton (Nora) Perrow, and Mrs. Ted (Mary) Majors. Survivors are sons, Robert A. Hodges, Sr.; grandchildren, Robert A. (Al) Hodges, Jr. and Mrs. William H. (Sarah) Willis; great-grandchildren, Mrs. Chad (Angie) Powell of Corryton and Benjamin Ashley Hodges of New York City. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Jarnagin Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Stetzer's Morristown Chapel. Memorials may be made to Vital Visits Program. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BAILEY, LUCY LANE - age 88, of Strawberry Plains, passed away May 31, 1998. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Cordellia Underwood Lane; daughters, Irsolee and Corrine Bailey; and sister, Virgie Petty. Survived by husband of 67 years, Earl Bailey; daughter and son-in-law, Geneva and Larry Wohlford; grandson, Robert Wohlford, all of Strawberry Plains; brother, Eldridge Atchly of Kodak; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, Fielden Chapel with Rev. Wayne Stinnett and Rev. Ronnie White officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Beech Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market in charge of arrangements.
BEAL, RENA MAE - of Knoxville, passed away Monday afternoon at Holston Health Care Center. She was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 43 years. Mrs. Beal was the widow of Carl Beal. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
BRACKEN, AMANDA LEIGH - age 93, of Knoxville, died Sunday, May 31, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. Member of Fifth Ave. Baptist Church. Preceded in death in 1988 by husband of over 62 years, Curtis Lee Bracken; and by daughter, Barbara Jean Bracken. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Clarence E. Johnson of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dr. Steve Johnson and wife, Donna, Statesville, N.C., Kathy Johnson, Lori McKinney and husband, Mike; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, William H. Chambers, Jr., all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Wyatt Parker and Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
BRADY, RACY LEE - age 88, of Heiskell, passed away Sunday morning, at Methodist Medical Center. Member of Bishopville Baptist Church and Powell Lodge #582 F.& A.M. Retired from Knox County Sheriff's Dept. School Division. Former owner of Brady Construction Company. Survivors: wife, Helen D. Brady; sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford and Mollie Brady, Jack and Ruth Brady, Jim and Sally Brady, Gary and Betty Norman; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Demi Elkins, Wilma and Howard Hale, Nancy and Bill Everhart, Jeanette and Eddie Lynch; daughters, Peggy Liford, Brenda DeFord; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Masonic service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel with funeral service to follow, Rev. Ed Bowne officiating. Family and friends will meet at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens 11 a.m. Wednesday for graveside service. Honorary pallbearers: Heiskell Volunteer Fire Department. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
BREWER, JOHN E. - age 39, of Strawberry Plains, died Monday, June 1st., 1998 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member and deacon of Thorngrove Baptist Church and the Young Adult Sunday School Class. Employed by Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 102. Preceded in death by mother, Bobbie T. Brewer. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge.
BROWN, JOSEPH EDWARD (JOEY) - age 12, of Strawberry Plains, passed away at 11:18 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 1998, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his father, Donnie Brown; sister, Sha-rah Brown; brothers, Jason and Michael Brown; grandmother, Doris Warren; grandfather, Floyd Brown; great-grandparents, Lon and Lois Brown; special aunt and uncle, Linda and Bob Thomas; several aunt, uncles and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Larry Cash officiating. The family and friends will meet at Pollard's Cemetery in Kodak, Tenn. at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday for a 4 p.m. committal service. Pallbearers will be Keith Houser, Frankie Thomas, Chris Osborne, Gene Fawver, Lonnie Brown and Raul Batista. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
BROWN, NANNIE (WILLIAMS) - age 93, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away Sunday, May 31, 1998, at LaFollette Medical Center Nursing Home. A native and longtime resident of Jellico, Tenn. She was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Clarence B. Brown, Sr. (Sparkey); and granddaughter, Linda Brown Aaser. She is survived by one brother, Louis Williams, formerly of Dayton, Ohio; sons, Wade Stanley Brown, Detroit, Mich., Clarence B. Brown, Jr., Knoxville, Tenn., Robert Lee Brown, Doraville, Ga.; daughters, Mrs. Willard (Ann) Brown, LaFollette, Tenn., Mrs. Kenneth (Nancy) Evans, Alcoa, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kimberly Brown Martin, Knoxville, Tenn., Sherry Evans Coffield, Maryville, Tenn., Kenneth L. Evans, Jr., Kingsport, Tenn., Lt. Mark Wesley Evans USMC, Quantico, Va., Dr. Wade Stephen Brown and Stewart Douglas Brown of South Carolina, Jennifer Ellen Brown and David Matthew Brown of Ft. Payne, Ala.; 11 great-grandchildren; several beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, Berry South Chapel, Rev. Stephen Earle officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers: Michael Coffield, Bill Martin, Kenny Evans, Mark Evans, David Brown and Roy McCoy. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapmany Highway.
BURNS, RAYMOND WADE - age 48, of Knoxville, died Sunday, May 31, 1998, in Jefferson City, Tenn. He was a former security guard of Sea Ray Boats. Survived by his parents, Raymond and Anna Lee Burns of Scottsburg, Ind.; sister, Mary Lynn Hall of Indianapolis, Ind.; brothers, Rick Burns of Scottsburg, Ind. and Danny Burns of Austin, Ind.; daughter, Jody Lee Burns of Madison, Ind. A local service was held at ParkWest Church of God. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ParkWest Church of God, 7635 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
COLQUITT, CRYSTAL M. BOWEN - 25, of Knoxville, Tenn., departed this life on Friday, May 29, 1998, at the U.T. Hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Rev. J.L. Colquitt. She leaves to cherish fond memories: son, Demartrez Bown; mother, Gwendolyn Bowen; father, James Colquitt; stepmother, Esther Colquitt; grandmother, Essie Colquitt and Gladys Bowen; brothers, Jermaine (Dawan) Mack, James Colquitt, Jr., Darvin Colquitt; sister, Jameszena (Jamie) Colquitt; a host of devoted aunts and uncles, relatives and friends. Services Wednesday 6:30-7 p.m. at Greater Warner Tabernacle. Funeral to follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. David Upton officiating. Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland South Cemetery. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
CRAWFORD, RUBY GIBBS - age 69, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away June 1, 1998, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. E. H. and Tina Lewis Gibbs; sisters, Pauline Branum, Eva Turner, Connie Noe; brother, Elbert (Pete) Gibbs, Jr.; great-grandchild, Clarissa Stanley. Survivors: sons, Leroy and wife, Gail Crawford of Powell, Mike and wife, Libby Crawford of Karns; grandchildren, Angela Stanley, Phillip Crawford, Melissa Crawford and Todd Crawford; great-grandchildren, Sierra and Savannah Stanley; special devoted family members, Gladys Gibbs Jones, Pat Mize, Carolyn and Sam Valentine, Marilyn Jenkins, Patsy Starkey and Freda Lucas; special friends, R.C. Kinser, Bonnie and Rowena; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Mike Powell officiating. The family will receive from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements.
CUPP, SHARON JEAN - age 33, of Knoxville, died Saturday, May 30, 1998. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Mark Adam Cupp; brother, Danny Hinchey. Survivors: children, Ronnie and David Cupp; ex-husband who was a good friend, Lynn Cupp; parents, Jerry and Helen Prueitt; twin sister, Karen Love; brothers, Terry, Larry, and Robert Hinchey; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lynch-Bethel Cemetery for graveside service, Rev. David Stooksbury officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
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.
ELLISON, JO ANN WHITTER - age 66, of Jefferson City, passed away 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center following an extended illness. Member of Lebanon Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, William C. Ellison and son, William Larry Ellison. Survived by daughters, Linda Jo Finneyfrock of Maryland, Diana Chappell of Jefferson City and Vera Ann Willis of Dandridge; son, George Kappes of Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Maurine Pratt of Louisville, Tenn., Margie Barlow of Alcoa, Tenn, and Imogene DiCarlo of Maryland; brothers, Dewey Whitter of Dandridge and James (Jimmy) Whitter of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Lebanon Baptist Church with Rev. R.J. Seal and Rev. Rusty Webster officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1808 West End Ave., Suite #514, Nashville, TN 37203. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760, Phone (423) 475-3892.
EVANS, MOSS D. - age 88, of Powell, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Monday, June 1, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church and retired from Robertshaw Controls. He was a member of Powell Lodge No. 582, F&AM. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucile Tarwater Evans. He is survived by his wife, Marie Bond Evans; daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Lenord Shepherd; granddaughters, Sharon and husband, Joey Malloy, Cindy Shepherd; step daughters and husband, Willa and James Grantham, Bettie and Ray Washington; five step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Walcyzk; brother, Oscar Evans; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel with Rev. Thomas Sweet and Rev. Fred West Jr. officiating. The family and friends will meet at Lynch-Bethel Cemetery Thursday at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. Committal Service. Memorials may be made to Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7725 Old Clinton Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37938. The family will receive friends 6 to 7 Wednesday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road.
HIBBS, DR. MARGARET S. - 47, of West Hartford, Conn., died suddenly Thursday, May 28, 1998, at her home. Born in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Dr. Hibbs graduated with honors from Spring Hill College Mobile, Ala. and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis. After internship, residency, fellowship and post graduate study in Rheumatology in Memphis, Tenn., Dr. Hibbs received a research appointment to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis and joined the faculty of the UT College of Medicine. Since 1988, Dr. Hibbs has served in a research capacity at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Newington, Conn., as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Conn. and has published numerous articles and research papers. Dr. Hibbs is survived by her parents, Roger and Mary Jane (Aland) Hibbs of Harriman, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Kathy Hibbs of Atlanta, Ga., David and LeEllen Hibbs of Mebane, N.C., Dan and Tania Hibbs of Aspen, Colo.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and John Buckingham, Joann Hibbs, all of Knoxville, Carrie and Scott Stradley of Burleson, Texas, Mary Beth and Mike Sutton of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 12 nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, June 5, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oak Ridge at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to St. Mary's School, 327 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
HODGES, NELLIE RANDLES - 90, Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 1, 1998, at a nursing home in Chattanooga. Mrs. Hodges was a member of the Boyds Creek Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Sevier County. Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn T. Hodges; daughters, Edna Hodges and Helen Moses; and two grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Jean Zurmuhlen, Staten Island, N.Y., Betty and husband, Mack Franklin, Ootlewah, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert H. and Ruth Hodges, Chattanooga, Rudolph and Joy Hodges, Signal Mountain, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 1998, at Rawlings Funeral Chapel with Dr. G. Dennis Newman officiating. The family will receive from 5-7 p.m. Thursday preceding the service. Interment will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, 1998, at Boyds Creek Cemetery. Rawlings Funeral Home in charge.
HORTON, ERNEST EDWARD - of Maryville Pike, passed away Saturday, May 30, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. He was born in Whitesburg, Tenn. to the late John and Leatha Tate Horton. U.S. Army World War II Veteran. Retired from Southern Railway as a mail clerk. Dedicated member of Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church; served in various capacities during his lifetime membership. Survivors: devoted wife, Aurelia Rogers Horton; son, Frank Edward (Katie) Horton; grandson, Brian Edward Horton; step-grandchildren, Amanda K. and Jason Stumbo; sister-in-law, Geneva R. Hardin; nieces, Shirley (John) Sims, Sudbury, Mass., Margaret L. Lovely, Geraldine Hargrave, Almeda (William) Dockery, Joann Griffin; first cousin, Louise (Sanders) Thompson; a host of other relatives and many devoted friends to include the Lennon-Seney church family. Family will receive friends Tuesday, June 2, 12:30-1 p.m., funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. at Lennon-Seney Church, Rev. James E. Jackson officiating. Eulogy by Rev. Raymond E. White. Entombment Sherwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
HORTON, IRENE ROEHL - age 98, of Knoxville, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at Asbury Acres Health Care, Maryville. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, W.E. Horton. Survivors: nephew, William Roehl, Silver Springs, Md. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Thursday for a 10 a.m. graveside and interment service, Rev. Ron Fisher officiating. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge of arrangements.
HOUSER, ELIZABETH GLOVER - age 79, of Gatlinburg, died Sunday, May 31, 1998. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Gatlinburg. A former teacher at Pi Beta Phi and a member of the Eastern Star. Survivors: husband, Muncy A. Houser; sister, Kathleen Sullivan; nieces, Brenda Cadwell, Sandy Moore, Donna Rimel, Sandy Israel, Delores Morefield, Kay Tipton, Debbie Tallent; nephew, Larry Houser; aunt, Ina G. Wright. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel in Pigeon Forge with Rev. Jon Roebuck officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Gatlinburg. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, 220 Emert Street, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 37863.
JONES, JESSIE E. - age 90, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, May 31, 1998, at Holston Hills Health Care. Member of Fairview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Fred A. Jones. Survivors: sister, Susie Warren; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday, Eastview Cemetery for a graveside service, Rev. G.W. Fisker officiating. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
KEITH, EDNA W. - age 67, of Knoxville, passed away May 30, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Park West Hospital. Mrs. Keith was a member of the Smith Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Keith; and a son, W.A. Keith, Jr.; parents, Holbert and Clara Miller. Survivors: sons, Edward Keith, Larry and wife, Robin Keith, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters, Barbara and husband, Kenneth Guyton, Ricki Rogers, Sandra and husband, Wayne Allison, Suzan and husband, Mike Monday, Michelle and husband, David Farris; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Roger Miller; sisters, Faye Callaway, Betty Rose Dorothy Wiggleton, Linda Sapough; several nieces and nephews. The service will be Tuesday at 8 p.m. at McCarty-Weaver Chapel with Rev. Jeff Callaway and Rev. Billy Callaway officiating. Graveside service will be Wedneday at 11 a.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Pallbearers: David Farris, Jeff Keith, Terry Keith, Danny Gibson, David Craig, Albert Rose. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements.
KENNEDY, C.A. "CICERO", JR. - of Knoxville, passed away May 31, 1998, in Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. Graduate of Hiwassee College. Retired from KUB. Preceded in death by parents, C.A. and Bertha Jenkins Kennedy; brother, Joe Kennedy ; two sisters, Addie Lee Berry and Jeanette Bagwell. Survivors: one son, Joseph Michael Kennedy of Knoxville. Interment at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in Sunset Cemetery in Madisonville, Tenn., Rev. A.L. Neubert officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Gallaher Memorial Baptist Church Memorial Building Fund, 219 Gallaher View Rd., Knoxville, TN 37919. Kyker, Madisonville, in charge.
LANE, JAMES W. "J.W." - age 73, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday night at the Parkwest Hospital. J.W. was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lenoir City. Veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy. Preceded in death by parents, W.R. and Mary Lane; brother, Ross Lane, Cletus Lane, Eugene Lane; sister, Kathleen Monger. Survivors: wife, Florence Shubert Lane; son, J.R. Lane; daughters, Eula Rhea Felty, all of Lenoir City, Alyce Brunnworth of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Lenoir City Cemetery with Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday the Hawkins Chapel, Lenoir City.
LEACH, WILLIAM HAROLD - age 89, of Lake City, Tenn., passed away Sunday, May 31, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center. He was born March 23, 1909, in Anderson Co., Tenn. He was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. He was a construction foreman who worked on many TVA dams. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Effie Rhea Leach; wife, May Bell Branch Leach; brothers, James and Bruce Leach; nephew, Tommy Leach. Survivors: sister, Thelma F. Moore, Lake City; niece, Susan Llewellyn, Clinton; nephew, Jason Leach, Lake City. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Service 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1998, Cox-Martin Chapel, Rev. George DeLozier officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Leach Cemetery, Lake City, Tenn. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City, in charge of arrangements.
LONG, HELEN L. (WHITE) - age 69, of Knoxville, died 4:31 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Bookwalter United Methodist Church. Current secretary and former Sunday School teacher of the church. Member of Nilla Lane Circle. Preceded in death by parents, Madison Qualls and Lucille McGinnis; first husband, Herbert Franklin White, MD; sister, Mildred Owens. Survivors: husband, Ralph Long, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Roger Hawkins, Knoxville, Barbara and Dennis Nichols, Birmingham, Brenda and Guy Chancey, Asheville, N.C.; stepdaughter, Donna Long, Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert and Terri White, Harold and Cammie White, Thomas and Pam White, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jason, Tony, Angie, Clare, Ashley, Elizabeth, and Heather White, Jack Nichols, Erick and Kasey Jackson; great-grandchild, Alyssa White; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and George Lee, Halls; brothers and sisters-in-law, Darius and Mary McGinnis, Sundown, Texas, Earl and Mary Ruth McGinnis, Corryton; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary to go in procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 3:30 p.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. Garland James and Rev. Tom Ballard officiating. Pallbearers: Butch Capps, Bill Sharp, Dana Allen, Kermit Campbell, Roy Skeen, Arnold Baldwin. Honorary pallbearers: Cecil Tillery, David Uhlman, Charles Stiles, Mike Rose, Jack Gouge, members of the Fellowship Sunday School class. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway.
LYLE, SARAH ELINOR DONALDSON - age 89, of West Knoxville, died Sunday, May 31, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional. Lifelong member of First Christian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Preceded in death in 1989 by husband of over 50 years, S.R. Lyle. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Ellen Ann Lyle Collins and Bob Collins of Eutawville, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Samuel Donaldson and Patsy Pratt Lyle; great-niece, Rachel Ann Hambright, all of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet 1:45 Tuesday at Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Tenn. for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment with Rev. William Lyle, Rev. Dan Donaldson, and Mr. Edwin Swartz officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Sam Lyle, Jr., Ben Lyle, Brad Lyle, David Witt, Joe Witt, and Bill Lyle. In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
MAPLES, EDWARD LYLE - age 74, of 705 West Sixth Avenue, Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Monday morning, June 1, 1998, at his home. Lyle was born in New Market, Tenn. in Jefferson County but moved to Lenoir City at an early age. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church. Retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems Inc. ORNL and K-25 plant in 1986. Survivors: wife, Mary Young Maples; children and spouses, Mary Ann and Benton Stewart of Lenoir City, Jim and Becky Maples of Knoxville, Bob and Becky Maples of Vienna, Va.; grandchildren, Clay and Mary Lee Stewart, Jess and Joe Maples, Becca Maples; brothers, Lindley and Claude Maples, both of Lenoir City. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Macedonia Cemetery for graveside services. Rev. C. Mark Gooden officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 201 B Street, Lenoir City, Tenn. 37771. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
MATHIS, ALBERT - age 68, of Newport, died Monday in Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Lincoln Ave. Baptist Church, member of Newport Lodge 234 F.& A.M., member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, a 33rd Degree Mason, member of the Cocke County Shrine Club, the Kerbela Temple, Knoxville, was retired from the U.S. Army serving from 1948 until 1972, served in Vietnam from 1971 until 1972, retired August 1972 as a sergeant major. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milas and Isabelle McGaha Mathis; brothers, Orville, Cleve and Charles Mathis; sister, Nola Woods and a special grandson, Logan Kencade Mathis. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Mathis, Newport; son and his wife, Kenneth Edward and Debbie Mathis of Mobile, Ala.; daughter and her husband, Sharon and Gary Hartsell of Morristown; granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Hartsell of Knoxville; sisters, Sarah DiCarlo of Oak Ridge; sister and her husband, Hazel and Paul Bryant of Strongsville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Manes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Walker officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Tuesday with Masonic service at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by Ft. Campbell, Ky. Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Manes, Newport, in charge.
OSBORNE, VESTA A. - age 92, of Fountain City, passed away Sunday, May 31, 1998, at N.H.C. Health Care. Member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Preceded in death by parents, W.D. (Dink) and Leota Snodderly and husband, Walter E. Osborne and sister, Cleo Gentry. Survivors: sister, Mattie Carr of Maynardville; loving niece, Jean Hall, Knoxville; nephew, E.R. Carr of Texas; great-nephews, Steve and Gary Hall, Ronald Davis of Knoxville, Dwight Carr of Texas; great-niece, Patricia Grady; several great-great-nieces and nephews; special cousins, Dorothy Hutchison and Vicki Cromwell. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside service, Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. The family wants to thank Central Baptist Church for their many visits and kindness. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
PERIUT, DR. ANTONIO S. - age 85, died following a lengthy illness in Miami, Florida, Monday, June 1, 1998. A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Periut practiced medicine for a number of years before moving to Tennessee. He began his practice in Murfreesboro and later in Nashville before opening his Etowah office, where he practiced medicine until his retirement in 1982. Dr. Periut was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville. He is survived by his wife, Perla and 11 children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Flagler Chapel, 2690 West Flagler Street, Miami, Fla. 33135. Announcement courtesy of McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.
POLLARD, MILDRED VIRGINIA - age 78, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, May 30, 1998, at Maryville Health Care Center. She attended Peck's Memorial United Methodist Church and was a member of the Christian Homemaker Class. She was noted for her pumpkin painting, music and crafts. Preceded in death by husband, Edward Milligan; brothers, Henry, Jr. and James H. Pollard; sister, Odella Pollard. Survivors: daughters, Donna Cosmillo of New Jersey, Virginia Adams of South Carolina; son, Paul Milligan of Utah; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Amilea Teffeteller, Maralene Johnson, both of Maryville, Jean Malone of Rockford, Nellie Patty of Washington; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Perry Duncan officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
RAYL, WILBERT WILSON - age 80, of Lenoir City, formerly of Cameron, W.Va., passed away early Thursday morning, May 28,1998. Wilbert was retired from Mideast Aluminum Company. After his retirement he worked at West Towne Mall for many years. A veteran of World War II serving with the Army's 94th. Infantry in Europe under General Patton. Survivors: wife, Berta Rayl; daughter, Barbara Rayl, both of Lenoir City; sisters, Helen Miller and Bertha Newman, both of West Virginia; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. David Bluford officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
SEWARD, FLORA BENTON - age 72, of Lenoir City, passed away May 31, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Park West. She was a member of the Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Seward, Sr. and by a son, John Seward; and two brothers. Survivors: Edward C. Seward and wife, San Chang of Slydale, La., Dewey C. Seward and wife, Edith of Lenoir City, Tenn., William P. Seward of New York City, N.Y.; daughter, Brenda Haley and husband, John of Lenoir City, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Lenord Hunt and wife, Emily of Knoxville, Claude Hunt and wife, Maryland of Knoxville; sisters, Mildred Laugherty of Knoxville, Patsy Brinyark and husband Gordon of Knoxville. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Edgewood Cemetery. The family received friends Monday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements.
TURK, MRS. ELIZA - of Knoxville, departed this life, June 1, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Arrangements will announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
WALKER, JOHN KAY - of Knoxville, departed this life June 1, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
WIDNER, MRS. OLEETA STRADER - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away, Sunday, May 31, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Ridgeview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, William T. Widner; eight sisters; two brothers. Survivors: daughter, Betty Horton Burress, Knoxville; grandchildren, Donna Horton Cotham of Nashville, Diane Horton Booker and Tom Horton of Knoxville; three great-grandchildren. Service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Dr. James McCluskey and Rev. David McGill officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mynatt's and proceed to Bells Campground for interment at 10 a.m. Pallbearers: Bob, Mike and Kyle Meridieth, Ed Anderson, Glenn Seymour and Tim Burress. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Mynatt's.
WYLIE, MRS. MARGARET SEAL - age 87, passed away Saturday at Fort Sanders Parkwest after a lengthy illness. A native of Knox County she was the daughter of the late Dan and Cora Seal. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. Mrs. Wylie along with her husband owned and operated the Don Wylie Hardware on Cumberland Avenue. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Donald Benson Wylie in 1997; and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Lillian Seal and L.C. and Myrtle Seal. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marty and Bob Maloney, Knoxville; grandson, Don T. Maloney; grandson, Robert A. and his wife, Rhonda Maloney; and great-grandsons, Brandon and Tyler Maloney; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, from the Highland Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum with Reverend Shirley Delap officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the service time. Memorials please be made to Lord's Chapel Sunday School Hour, 268 Peter Road, Knoxville, TN 37923. Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.