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BEASLEY, NOAH REVIS - age 62, of Friendsville, died at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He attended Hickory Valley Baptist Church. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, a retired mechanical engineer from Tennessee Valley Authority, and former project engineer of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant. He was a registered engineer in the states of Tennessee and Florida. He was preceded in death by mother and father, John R. and Sallie Beasley. Survivors include wife, Joan Beasley; son and daughter-in-law, John and Christine Beasley of Hattiesburg, Miss.; daughters and sons-in-law, Joni and Jeff Murphy of Maryville, and Rebecca and Whit Whitaker of Nashville; seven grandchildren; brother, Louis Beasley of Florida; sister, Lillian Parrot of Louisiana; mother-in-law, Pauline Cardwell of Alcoa. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

BURCHELL, PAUL W. - age 77, passed away April 3, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a United States Army veteran having served in WWII. He attended Spring Place Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Martha Burchell; brothers, W.H. Burchell, Sr. and H.M. Burchell. Survived by his brother, Clarence Burchell of Knoxville; sister, Mildred Beeler of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Glen Suffridge officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

CHANDLER, LOIS - departed this walk of life on March 31, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Buster Chandler Sr.; loving daughter, Nancy Lee; brother, Sam Taylor; sisters, Edna Anderson, Dolly Taylor, Janie Scott and Katherine Dokes. Lois leaves a very devoted sister, Leona (Bobby) Taylor; a son, Buster Chandler Jr.; a grandson, David Chandler; very devoted nephews, Ronald Dokes and Wayne Scott; a nephew-in-law, Charles (Jeanette) McGinnis; a loving and caring sister-in-law, Pearl Taylor; a devoted niece, Annette Dokes; and a devoted grand-niece, Beulah Dokes. Neighbors and devoted friends are Lucille Wynn and Leroy Riddle, and a host of other relatives and friends of the Mechanicsville community of Knoxville. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 6, 1998, from 12-12:30 p.m. with funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Leroy Franklin officiating. Interment Mt. View Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

COWARD, BESSIE B. - age 72, of Powell, passed away Wednesday at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge as a result of an automobile accident. She was the widow of Delmer Cecil Coward and was preceded in death by an infant daughter; parents, Reuben and Susan Mabe; sister, Lucy Russell; brothers, Willie and Clifton Mabe. She was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church. Survived by several brothers-in-law, several sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Rev. Clarence E. Bull officiating. Interment Bells Campground Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

CRUMLEY, SHIRLEY SPANGLER - age 75, of Halls, passed away April 2, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethern. Survivors: husband, William C. Crumley; children, Steve Crumley of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Nell Ellending of California, John Crumley of Chicago, Ill., Joy Crumley of California; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday, Beaver Creek Church of the Brethern, Rev. Edward Murray officiating. Interment church cemetery. The body will lie in state from 12 noon - 1 p.m. Monday at the church. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

ELDRIDGE, ELIZABETH VENTRESS - age 79, passed away suddenly in Naples, Fla., on April 1, 1998. She spent her life, with her pastor husband, Rev. E.A. Eldridge, ministering to many people in the United Methodist churches all around East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. She and Rev. Eldridge were married for 55 years. She was an active member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School, participating in United Methodist Women programs, and leading senior citizens programs. She loved to travel and actively promoted and solicited support for foreign mission efforts. For the last 16 years, following their retirement, she and her husband have wintered in Naples, Fla., a place they came to dearly love and in which they made many friends. Mrs. Eldridge was also very committed to her home and family, devoting her energy to supporting her husband, raising her three sons, maintaining a wonderful and welcoming home, and loving and taking care of her five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul and T.A. Ventress. She is survived by husband, E.A. Eldridge; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Joe Eldridge and Marie Otero of Washington, D.C., John Eldridge of Knoxville, and David and Connie Eldridge, also of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Justin, David and Ana Eldridge of Washington, D.C., and Robert and Laura Eldridge of Knoxville; sisters, Mildred Ragland and Mable Ellis of her birth state of Alabama. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Washington Pike United Methodist Church with Rev. James Dougherty presiding. The family will receive friends at the church preceding the service beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Washington Pike United Methodist Church, 2241 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

HARDIN, EMMALEE GIBSON - age 79, of Sevierville, died Friday, April 3, 1998, at Mariner Health Care Center in Newport, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Hardin; and son, James Hardin. Survivors: daughters, Charlotte Thomas, Kathy Hardin, Patsy King; son, Dale Hardin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Vestal Whaley; brothers, Charles Gibson, Eugene Gibson. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 1998, in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Interment 10 a.m. Monday in Millican Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

HEADRICK, LUCY DEES - age 94, of Lafayette, Ga., died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Hutcheson Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1904, in Laurel County, Ky., to the late Jason Robinson and Mary Alice Dees Stevens. Member of New Prospect Baptist Church, Kensington, Ga. Preceded in death by husband, Columbus B. Headrick, Sr.; one daughter, Ruby Pearl Mullins Haynes. Survivors: daughters, Beatrice Bartlett of Lafayette, Ga., and Mary Alice Guffey of Ringgold, Ga.; son, Christopher Headrick, Jr. of McMinnville, Tenn.; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, 1998, at Bowling Funeral Home, Rev. Bobby Helton officiating. Interment in West London Cemetery, London, Kentucky. Visitation was held Thursday at Bowling Funeral Home, London, Kentucky. 

HEPTINSTALL, ALFRED J. - age 73, passed away Thursday, April 2, 1998, at UT Hospital. Member of First Christian Church. Retired after 40 years service with AT&T. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in the South Pacific. Survivors: wife, Betty Heptinstall; sons, A.J. (Jim) Heptinstall, Jr., Steve and wife Stacy Heptinstall; grandsons, David and Scott Heptinstall; sisters, Zella Atchley, Mary Akers; nieces, Nancy Bassett, Mary Beth Thomas, Charlotte Akers. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Rev. R. Thomas Hunter officiating. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 West Adair Drive. 

HOPSON, BIRDIE FLORENCE - age 80, of Clinton, Tenn., died Thursday at Methodist Medical Center. Born April 7, 1917, in Tazewell, Tenn. She was a member of Longfield Baptist Church of Lake City, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley Hopson; her parents, Samuel and Laura Welch. Survivors include sons, Leon and wife Lois Hopson of Clairfield, Tenn., Jack and wife Betty Hopson of Front Royal, Va., Rev. Cecil and wife Linda Hopson of Owensboro, Ky.; sisters, Nelia Harper of Clinton, Jeanette Welch of Knoxville; grandchildren, Darrell Hopson, Randall Hopson, Charles Hammons Jr., Lisa Cornett, David Hopson, Sonja Starkey and Ginger Hopson; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mack Smith officiating. Burial Sunday, April 5, 1998, at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens, Claxton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

HUMPHREY, HARRY A. - age 80, died April 2, 1998, at University Hospital, Knoxville. He was formerly of Oakmont, Pa. He was the husband of the late Raphael Desinone; father of Josie O'Malley of Dublin, Ohio, Lois Alexander of Konxville, Mary Jones of Allison Park, Pa., and the late Dorothy and William Humphrey; brother of Maxwell Humphrey of London, Ontario, Canada, Lois Thomas, Mary Lou Kuches and Gladys Toporowsky, all of Ohio. He was the grandfather of the late William O'Malley and Terrance Matthew and Michael O'Malley, Jonathan Alexander and George Jones. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Thomas D. English Funeral Home, 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, Pa. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 6, 1998, at 10 a.m. in St. Irenaeus Church, Oakmont. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery, Shaler Township, Pennsylvania. 

IRWIN, PATRICIA (GRANNY GALE) - age 58, of Lenoir City, departed from this life Friday Morning April 3, 1998 at Loudon Hospital. Granny Gale was the first female carrier of the Knoxville News-Sentinel in Maryville. Preceded in death by her husband, Rex C. Irwin; father, Ted Ware; Survivors: son, David Irwin of Lenoir City; mother, Trula Wear of Maryville; brother, Michael Wear of Midland Georgia; several nieces and nephews; devoted dog, Bear. Graveside service and entombment 2 p.m. Sunday at Lake View Mausoleum with Rev. Taylor Adams officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Hawkins Chapel in Lenoir City. 

JENSEN, MARIE FOG - age 75, of Knoxville, Tenn., was born 3/27/22 in Fort Ransom, N.D., died 3/27/98, at the In-Patient Hospice Unit, North Colorado Medical Center. Her parents, Karen Bredkjaer Fog and Peter Fog. Married on August 25, 1949 in Odder, Denmark. Marie Jensen grew up in rural North Dakota and received a BA in home economics from North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. She met and married her husband in Denmark in 1949, then returned to the United States where she worked first as a rural home demonstration agent in Minnesota, then as the host of a television cooking show in Texas and later as the activities director for the Fort Sanders School of Nursing in Knoxville. She then returned to school, earning a master's degree in guidance from The University of Tennessee and had a career as a guidance counselor with the Knox County School System for over 20 years, retiring in 1992. Survivors: spouse, Hans E. Jensen, Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters, Karen M. Jensen-Loustau, San Francisco, Calif., Christine E. Jensen-Fox, Greeley, Colo., Marianne E. Jensen, Berkeley, Calif.; brothers, Peter Fog, Waseca, Minn., Jorgen Fog, Shoreview, Minn., Gunnar Fog, Sawyer, Minn., Asger Fog, Federal Way, Wash.; sisters, Anna Isakson, Litchville, N.D.; grandsons, Justin Loustau, San Francisco, Calif.; Jesse Fox, Greeley, Colo. Memorial service Saturday, April 25, 1998, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37909. 

JONES, JOSEPHINE LEE CLABOUGH - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, April 3, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Survived by husband, James W. Jones, who is presently a resident of Brakebill Nursing Home; sister-in-law, Mae Jones; special niece, Betty Yarber; special nephew, Raymond Dudley. Sadly missed by Leonard and Brenda Sams of Concord and their children, Regina Delph, Dena Compton and Leonard O. Sams and their families. Also survived by several nieces, Margaret Ballard, JoAnn Rhoden, Patsy Mayes and Bertie Mae Carroll; several nephews, Jesse Large, Ray Large, Roy, George Jr., Bobby and Tony Whitfield. Family and friends will meet at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at Edgewood Cemetery for a 3 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Charles Parker and Rev. Joe Patty officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

KING, MILDRED V. CUMMINGS - departed this life Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at 3:30 a.m. at Mariner Nursing Home, Inverness, Fla. She lived in Lacanto, Fla. A former Immanuel Baptist Church member before her illness, she was preceded in death by husband, Wiley Lee King. Survived by two children, Virgil Lionel King (wife Evelyn), Lacanto, Fla., and Carol King Cavender, Knoxville; grandchildren, Joyce (Danny) Saijas, Mary King, Tammie (Francisco) Majah, Dennis (Glenda) Cavender, Lea Anna (Oscar) Torres, Tracie Cavender, Dan Cavender II; 13 great-grandchildren. Body is to be cremated in Lacanto, Fla. Other details are incomplete. 

LOY, CHARLES WILLARD ''BUSS'' - age 81, of Clinton, Tenn., died Thursday at Methodist Medical Center. Born October 16, 1916, in Andersonville, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Retired as a laborer in postal department at Y-12 in Oak Ridge. After retirement he worked for nine years at a convenient center in Briceville. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennett and Lucinda Newport Loy; and first wife, Alice Loy. Survivors include his wife, Hattie Melton Loy; two sons, Albert Lee and wife Peggy Loy of Halls, Paul Joseph and wife Gladys Loy of Clinton; one sister, Cooliage Wallace of Andersonville; one brother, R.G. Loy of Clinton; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Saturday at Holley-Gamble Chapel, Clinton, Rev. James McCoy officiating. Burial 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5 at Red Hill Baptist Cemetery, Andersonville. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. 

MARTIN, WILLIAM L. ''BILL'' - age 77, of Maryville, died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Maryville, was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, and was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam G. and Nina Barr Martin. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine C. Martin of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, William Lee and Sallie Martin of Taylorsville, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Carl Ronald Fish of Louisville; grandchildren, Clint Fish, Shannon Fish, Staci Fish, Ryan Martin and Collin Martin; sister, Thelma Emert of Maryville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. The entombment service will follow in the Grandview Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Maryville Home Life Center, 202 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville, TN 37801. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

McAFFRY, MRS. HELENA ROBERTSON - age 62, of Linda Street, Greeneville, Tennessee, died Friday morning, April 3, 1998, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a member of GreeneLawn Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by parents, William Carmack and Ida Mae Long Robertson; and a sister, Josephine Bird. Survivors: husband, George McAffry; two daughters and one son-in-law, Karen and Steve Sponcia, and Debbi McAffry; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Angela McAffry; three grandchildren, Joseph Sponcia, Christopher Sponcia and Angela Sponcia, all of Greeneville; three sisters, Billie Ford of Knoxville, Ruth Stiles of Sevierville, and Kay Gladson of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at Doughty-Stevens Chapel, Rev. Rick Parvin and Rev. James Best officiating. Interment to follow at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens with Rev. Lawrence Pack officiating. Pallbearers: Don Waddell, Kenneth Grubb, Joseph Sponcia, Christopher Sponcia, Steve McCamey and Rex A. Lloyd. Honorary pallbearers: Samuel P. Moore, Ricky Jennings, Buddy Lynn King, Keith M. Johnson and G. Foster Nye. A prayer service will be held at 9 p.m. Sunday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home by Father Alex Waraksa. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday afternoon and from 7-9 p.m. Sunday evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. 

MORLEY, LIZZIE MAE - age 96, of Tazewell, passed away Friday morning in Muncie, Ind. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Monday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, Tenn. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Irish Cemetery. 

ORTEN, EULA BLANCHE - age 94, formerly of Greeneville, Tenn., died Friday, April 3, 1998, in Heber Springs, Ark. Survivors: daughter, Elizabeth Swingle of Heber Springs, Ark.; three sons, Dr. Kenneth Orten of Tyler, Texas, Dodd Orten and Lynn Orten; two sisters, Ella Baker and Ruby Hudson, both of Munsey, Ind. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Dr. C. Glenn Swingle officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

PATTISON, MARGARET C. - passed away April 3, 1998, at the home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

RIGGS, HAZEL - age 74, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, April 3, 1998, at her home. Member of the Church of the Ascension of Knoxville. She is survived by husband, Lester Harold Riggs; son, Randall Lee Riggs and wife Donna of Knoxville; daughter, Patricia Ann Riggs of Knoxville; half-sister, Clara Bea Allen and husband Wayne of Knoxville; grandchildren, Logan Alexander Riggs and Alexandra Lee Riggs of Knoxville. Funeral services are 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Stephen Freeman, chaplain of Covenant Hospice, officiating. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Rev. Gordon Temple, asst. to the Rector at the Church of the Ascension, officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

ROGERS, TERRY HOLLOWAY - age 36, of Knoxville, passed away April 1, 1998, at home. Preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Vivian Holloway. Survivors: husband, Johnny Rogers; stepson, Johnny Rogers, Jr. of Knoxville; daughter, April Holloway; brothers, Bruce and wife Debbie Holloway of Knoxville, Larry Holloway of Knoxville; sister, Sandy and husband Tony Blalock of Knoxville; nieces, Angela Moatts, Michelle Roach of Knoxville; nephews, Jason Waddell, Kevin Dewayne Stafford, Greg Connatser, Larry Holloway, Jr., David Holloway, all of Knoxville; great-nephews, Tanner Roach, Brandon Holloway of Knoxville. There will be a graveside service 2 p.m. Monday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Tommy Garrison officiating. Memorials may be made in the form of donations to the family. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

ROSS, GEORGE R. - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away April 1, 1998. Member of Unity Baptist Church. Retired from Carborundum Co. Preceded in death by wife, Jewell Mynatt Ross. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Annette Ross; son, George Ross Jr.; grandsons, Brandon and Michael; granddaughters, Becky and Cindy; sisters, Izell Ross, Winfred Humphrey; brother, Ethridge Ross; special niece, Carol Harrell. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 10 a.m. Saturday for interment. Rev. Herman Lakin and Rev. Burney Hutchison officiating. Pallbearers: Mike and Eugene Humphrey, William and James Ross, William Arp, Jeff Huffman. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

SHARP, LOREN L. - age 67, of Knoxville, died suddenly Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at his home. He was retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 270. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted R. and Wilma Sharp; and brothers, Taylor and Bob Sharp. He is survived by wife, Iva C. Sharp; sons, Matthew Sharp of Houston, Texas, Gary and Donald Sharp of Knoxville; brother, Gene Sharp of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery, 3500 Tazewell Pike, Saturday, April 4, 1998, at 12 noon for the interment service. Rev. J.W. Lusk will be officiating. Highland South Funeral Home is in charge of services, Chapman Highway, 573-7300 

SMITH, EFFIE CAROLINE WEBB - age 91, passed away Thursday, April 2, 1998. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Smith leaves to mourn her passing: two sons, James L. Smith of Roanoke, Va., and Richard Smith of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and W.A. Griffin, Edith and Charles Thompson, all of Knoxville; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Angel of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel by 10:30 a.m. Saturday to travel in procession to Highland-Holly Hills South Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Delton Cochran officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

SMITH, MARTHA BUSSELL - age 87, of 403 West Main St., Jonesborough, Tenn., passed away Wednesday evening, April 1, 1998, at Loudon Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer that had lasted for years. Martha was born June 6, 1911, in Shawanee, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late James Bussell and Dora Frances Bussell. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Travis C. Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Bussell Sands and Harvey Sands. A graduate of LMU Class of 1932. Martha and Travis were former teachers at Washington College Academy. She also taught at Shawanee, Tenn., Loudon County and Jonesborough Middle School. Martha was a charter member of the Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a present member of Gamma Tennessee Chapter, former regent of the state of Franklin DAR. Member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesborough, Monday Club in Johnson City, Jonesborough Garden Club, Eastern Star #352. Survivors: niece, Josephine Sands Blankenship and husband Wayne; great-nephew, Andrew Wayne; great-niece, Heather Elizabeth; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marvin and Georgia Smith of Detroit, Mich., Mattie Smith Smith of Jamestown; several other nieces, nephews and cousins; special caregivers, Betty Tipton and Joy Adams. The family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Jonesborough with funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Aaron Raburn officiating. Interment Salem Cemetery in Washington County. Pallbearers: Dr. Ted A. Beach, Dr. Dean Blevins, Dr. Clayton Carpenter, Kyle Cross, Alan English, Alfred Greenlee, Dr. William Kennedy, Jimmy Rhein, Richard P. Rosenbaum Sr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jonesborough, 201 East Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

SPAULDING, JOSEPHINE - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 1998, after a long illness. Miss Spaulding was the daughter of the late William T. and Ellis M. Spaulding. She was a longtime resident of Knoxville. She was born in Etowah, Tennessee, on May 10, 1911. In 1921, the family moved to Knoxville where they became members of The First Christian Church. She had been active in that church over the years. She retired from TVA after 27 years of service. Miss Spaulding is survived by her brother, Ray P. Spaulding of Knoxville; her sister, Mrs. Naomi S. Jolicoeur of Alexandria, Va.; one niece, Mrs. Jo Lynn Hefferman of Cheyenne, Wyoming; two nephews, Preston T. Spaulding and Louis A. Jolicoeur, Jr. of Knoxville; one great-nephew, Reid Hefferman of Laramie, Wyoming; three great nieces, Hollie Joy Hefferman of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Alexandra and Veronica Spaulding of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Dr. R. Thomas Hunter officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Christian Church, 2211 West Fifth Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

STREVEL, MR. CHARLES REO ''LAWNMOVER MAN'' - age 62, of Highway 61-E., Luttrell, born June 27, 1935, passed away 12 a.m. Friday, April 3, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran. Preceded in death by father, Ralph Strevel; mother, Grace Webster Strevel; brothers, R.T. Strevel and Teddy Hayes; sister, Mary Emaline Strevel. Survivors: wife, Janice Strevel; daughters, Alisha Hinds, both of Luttrell, Tammy Matherly, Corryton; sons, Rodney Hensley, Jeffrey Hinds, Dewey Hinds, all of Luttrell, Charles Reo Strevel, Jr., Knoxville; grandsons, Zachary Reneau, Daniel Matherly; great-granddaughter, Cassie Matherly; sisters, Lucy Strevel, Cricket Chamberlain, both of Luttrell, Ruby Woods, Corryton, Minnie Sturgis, Halls, Geneva Worley, Powell; brothers, Tom Strevel, Luttrell, Leroy Strevel, Corryton, John Strevel, Luttrell, Dave Strevel, Georgia, Jake Nicely, Corryton, Danny Strevel, Knoxville; uncle, Willie Strevel, Luttrell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Jeff Woods, Rev. Gary Tolliver officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Community Cemetery, Luttrell. Pallbearers: Rodney Hensley, Jeffrey Hinds, Dewey Hinds, Dale Strevel, Tommy Strevel, Pete Nicely. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

TUCKER, BERTHA MAE MYNATT - age 83, of South Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 1, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. She was born May 10, 1914, in Luttrell to Luther T. and Allie Wyrick Mynatt. Mrs. Tucker was a faithful and active member of Valley Grove Baptist Church. She was retired from the Knox County School System. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and friend. Preceded in death by her husband, James H. Tucker; a daughter, Linda Jean Moore; and a brother, Walt Mynatt. Survivors: daughters, Janet Lynn Tucker, Carol Tucker Armstrong and husband Richard, Knoxville; sons, James H. Tucker, Jr., Knoxville, Robert A. Tucker and wife Glenda, Winston-Salem, N.C.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; cousin, Elbert Mynatt; special friend, Ann Pedota. The family would like to express their gratitude to the many friends who have given their love and support to them during these past few months. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Harry Mynatt officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

WALLACE, FRANCES MARIE - age 62, of Mascot, passed away 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 1998. She was a Baptist and was retired from Allied Signal Company. Preceded in death by parents, Jake C. and Anna Mae Hodge; brother, Bill Hodge; sister, Bonnie Morrison. Survived by husband, W.J. Wallace; daughter, Diane Hillard; sons, Tommy Maples, Dennis Maples, Robert Maples and Doug Maples; several grandchildren; sisters, Martha Jane Fitzgerald and Joyce Jones; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Joe Bullard officiating. Interment to follow service at Dyer Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

WEAVER, WALTER - age 87, of Halls, died at 8:30 a.m. on April 2, 1998, at his residence. Last member of Thomas and Elizabeth Weaver family, was the oldest member of Highland View Baptist Church. Survivors: wife of 62 years of marriage, Ruth Weaver; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Jerry Whitson of Florida; sons and daughters-in-law, Virgil and Jean Weaver of Decatur, Ala., Raymond Weaver, Burl and Marlene Weaver, Fred and Joann Weaver, and Delbert and Betty Weaver, all of Knoxville; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Highland View Baptist Church, Rev. L.B. Herrell and Rev. Fred Grindstaff officiating. Pallbearers: grandsons, Bob Weaver, Ronald Whitson, Curtis Weaver, Terry Weaver, Walter Weaver, Mike Nippen. The body will lie in state one hour before service. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

WOLFENBARGER, MR. BOYD CLIFTON - age 60, of Luttrell, passed away Thursday morning, April 2, 1998, at his home. U.S. Army veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Dewey and Nancy Jane Kitts Wolfenbarger; brothers, Glen and Lloyd Wolfenbarger. Survivors: wife, Dessie Wolfenbarger, Luttrell; daughters, Robin Carey, Maynardville, Nancy Bunch, Newport; son, Brian Wolfenbarger, Maynardville; seven grandchildren; sisters, Willie Hill, Corryton, Beulah Wolfenbarger, Maynardville, Flossie Perkey, Maryville, Tressie Washam, Kokomo, Ind., Ann Dyer, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Ray Headrick officiating. Interment Dyer Cemetery with military graveside rites by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

YARBER, JAMES EDWARD JR. (JIMMIE) - infant son of Eddie and Candi Yarber. God's smallest angel went home. Survived by brothers, Jordan, Nicki and Skyler Yarber; grandparents, Jo Jackson, Dorothy and E.J. Warren, J.E. Yarber; uncle, Richard Graves, Jr.; special people, Karren, Amanda and Linda; also a large number of precious family and church family of New Fellowship Baptist Church. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery for graveside service, Rev. Wayne Lay officiating. Mynatt's in charge.


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