Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ALTER, MRS. ELEANOR MISMER - age 86, of 302 North Main
St., Greeneville, passed away suddenly at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Laughlin
Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Alter was a longtime member of the First Baptist
Church of Greeneville having served as the church organist for over 40
years and was a member of the Carianna Bible Class. She also served as
the organist for Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home for many years. She was vice
president of Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. She was a member of the Andrew
Johnson Club, the Tuesday Book Club, and was a founding mother of the Youth
Builders. She was also a school teacher in the Greeneville city school
system for several years. Mrs. Alter was the daughter of the late Charlie
and Sula Mismer, and was the widow of Julian Alter, who passed away in
1995. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Sandra
Simmons Alter of Greeneville, Albert and Susan McBerry Alter of Portland,
Oregon; four grandchildren, Anthony Alter of Greeneville, Andrea Moore
and husband John Moore of Saulda, Va., Alicin Alter of Hendersonville,
N.C., and Alexander Alter of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Emily
Moore and Anna Moore, both of Saulda, Va.; cousins, Ida McIntosh and John
Mac McIntosh, both of Atlanta, Ga. Funeral services will be conducted at
10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Doughty-Stevens Chapel. Interment will follow in
Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. James Lindsay and Rev. James Best officiating.
A prayer service will be conducted by Father William Casey at 9 p.m. Monday
evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be employees
of Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m.
Monday afternoon and 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral
BYRD, DWIGHT A. (BIG BIRD) - age 65, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Friday, April 3, 1998, at Baptist Hospital after a short illness. He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Navy Veteran, a retired employee of Norfolk Southern Railway and a member of Masonic Lodge #462 F&AM of Strawberry Plains. Survived by wife, Marietta Burnette Byrd; daughter, Debra M. (Sally) Byrd, both of Strawberry Plains; special son, John Rickard of Kodak; sisters, Mildred Acar of McLean, Va., and Ann Depew of Cincinnnati, Ohio; brother, Henderson Byrd of Knoxville; several special nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, Fieldens Chapel with Rev. Randy Troutman officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Eastview Cemetery with Kermit Troutman officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Pallbearers: John Rickard, David Henderson, Conard Langston, Royce Gregg, Donald Ray Burnette and David Dukes. The family will receive friends Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market, in charge of arrangements.
CARTER, BRANDY LYNN - age 25, of Farmers Hollow Road, Clinton, passed away Friday at Methodist Medical Center due to injuries received from an automobile accident. Member of Covenant Life Worship Center in Lake City. Miss Carter was manager at Check Into Cash on Clinton Highway in Knoxville. Preceded in death by her grandfather, Jesse Carter. Survivors: parents, Ronald and Lynn Carter of Clinton; brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Mari Kaye Carter of Clinton; grandparents, James H. and Joyce Willis of Clinton, John and Edna Tudor of Andersonville; great-grandfather, Clifford Welch of Elk Valley, Tenn.; several special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday at Covenant Life Worship Center in Lake City, Rev. Tony McAfee officiating. Interment 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Anderson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Covenant Life Worship Center in Lake City. Arrangements by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.
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 the funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Leroy Franklin officiating. Interment Mt. View Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
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 Elerding of California, John Crumley of Chicago, Ill., Joy Crowley 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.
DUGGINS, INA LOU (FOSTER) - age 87, of North Knoxville, died 4 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 1998, at NHC Health Care of Knoxville. Member of Oakwood Baptist Church and Knoxville Chapter #69 O.E.S. Preceded in death by husband, William B. Duggins. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Howard (PhD) Chitwood, Jefferson City; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jean Duggins, Knoxville; grandchildren, Thomas Duggins, Pamela Gorman, Beth Carter, Jeffrey and Wesley Chitwood; great-grandchildren, Tommy and Billy Duggins, Ashley Gorman, Nikki and Kristen Carter; sister, Mary Stanley, Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Dr. Ted Huckaby officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
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 1:30 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.
ERVIN, ROBERT HOMER - age 86, of Concord, passed away Friday evening, April 3, 1998, at the National Health Corporation in Sparta. Family and friends will gather at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Pine Grove Cemetery for graveside services, Rev. Mike Wankowski officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
ESTES, ANNE TIPTON FRANK - age 78, of Maryville, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. She was a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter 76, member of the American Legion, and a member of the Air Force Sgts. Association and United Veterans. She went to school at Binefield and Friendsville, and attended Lamp Light Full Gospel Church. Survivors include her son, Larry B. Frank of Friendsville; daughter, Gwen Frank Owen of South Carolina; brother, Bob Blankenship of Friendsville; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronald Morton officiating. The interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:30-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lamp Light Full Gospel Church. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
FINK, MAGNHILD ESTHER ORDAL - age 94, passed away April 2, 1998, at Shannondale Health Care Center after a long illness. A 1928 graduate of St. Olaf College, Minnesota, she earned a MA from Columbia University, New York in 1940. An occasional history instructor for the University of Tennessee, she was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. Harold S. Fink, a retired UT history professor; two sisters and four brothers. She was a longtime member of St. John's Cathedral. Survivors: sister, Selma Madison, Melvindale, Mich.; brother, Caspar Ordal, Lancaster, Pa.; special nieces, Carolyn Ordal, Knoxville, and Joan Tavares, Greensboro, N.C.; and many more nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and one great-great-niece. Her ashes will be interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, New London, Minn., beside those of her husband. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Cathedral, Knoxville.
GREGORY, BOYD (BUDDY) - age 81, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 3, 1998. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Retired from TVA and 55 year member of I.B.E.W. Survivors: wife of 58 years, Mossa Fay Gregory; son and daughter-in-law, Boyd L. and Mavanee Gregory; grandchildren, Boyd Kurt Gregory, Jessica Page Gregory and Pamela Jane Johnson; sister, Jane Athey of Montgomery, Ala.; cousin, Nell Calvart of Lexington, Ala.; several nieces, nephews and several special friends. Service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Carl Oaks officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
HAYNES, LEONA GREENE - age 82, of Maryville, a resident of Asbury Acres Health Care Center, passed away Saturday morning, April 4, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Unity Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. John L. Haynes; daughter, Wanda Faye Siebert; parents, Barnett and Sarah Seals Greene. Survivors: son, Bobby Gene Haynes of Ohio; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Rita Haynes of Maryville, Wilson and Jean Haynes of Sparta, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother, Zoe Greene of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Joe Lambert and Rev. Troy Cody officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
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. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. 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.; daughter, Helen Hammons of Clinton; 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.
LAMB, MR. CARL W. - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 2, 1998. Mr. Lamb was an avid ham radio operator, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, retired from Southern Railway after 41 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Layfield W. and Anthony Smith Lamb; brothers, Layfield W. Lamb Jr. and Clyde P. Lamb. Mr. Lamb was of the Methodist faith. Survivors: sisters, Dixie L. Bell and Anthony L. Webb; son-in-law, James Newman Webb; sisters-in-law, Bettye L. Lamb and Anne S. Lamb; special friend, Andy Anderson, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and travel in procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Neighbors will serve as honorary pallbearers. Full military honors will be provided by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MORLEY, LIZZIE MAE - age 96, of Muncie, Ind., formerly of Tazewell, Tenn., was born November 19, 1901, passed away on April 3, 1998, at The Woodlands. She was a member of Tazewell United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill and Charles Morley. Survived by niece, Charl Clune of Muncie, Ind.; nephew, Thomas Morley of Riverside, Calif.; great-nephews, David Douglas Strout, Paul Strout; great-nieces, Kim and Jill Morley; sister-in-law, Lelah Morley, all of Muncie, Ind. Memorials may be made to the Tazewell United Methodist Church. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, Rev. Eddie Collier officiating. The singers will be Rusty and Althea Hardin, and Janice Derreberry will be pianist. Interment Irish Cemetery. Pallbearers: Danny England, Davis Greer, Alvin Duncan, Delbert Clune, David Douglas Strout, Paul Strout. Honorary pallbearers: Delbert England, Douglas Overton, Clyde Huffaker, Lawrence Duncan, Ed Hardin III. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Monday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
PATTISON, MARGARET CLABO - age 70, died April 3, 1998, after a prolonged illness with breast cancer. Member of Meridian Baptist Church. She was retired from Knox County General Sessions Court. Active in Knox County Republican Party. Member of Young High School Class of 1946 and honorary member in good standing of the Class of 1944-1945. Preceded in death by her husband, John L. Clabo; and second husband, H. Tom Pattison; father, W.H. Walker. Survived by daughter, Linda Clabo Underwood and son-in-law, Dr. Michael D. Underwood, and grandchildren, Katherine and Michael C. Underwood; daughter, Susan Clabo Phipps and son-in-law, Doug Phipps, and grandsons, Robert and Jason Smith, and great-grandson, Graem Smith; son, Phil Clabo, and grandsons, Tyson and Clark Clabo; son, Doug Clabo and daughter-in-law, Tina Clabo, and grandchildren, John, Leanna and Kayla Clabo; mother, Cora Ellen Walker; sister-in-law, Betty Walker; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Jean Walker, Rev. James and Peggy Walker, Bill and Peggy Clabo, Maxine Jenkins, James Dunlap, Joe and Mary Lou Clabough, Carl and Carolyn Lusby, Phama Bradfield, Sylvia Clabo; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Meridian Baptist Church, Rev. James Hudson, Rev. Dana Fachman officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Meridian Baptist Church and proceed to Meridian Cemetery for an 11 a.m interment. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Meridian Baptist Church. Arrangements 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.
SPANGLER, C. KEITH - age 67, of 360 Lawhon Farm Road, Loudon, passed away Saturday morning, April 4, 1998, at UT Hospital of complications due to congestive heart failure. He was of the Baptist faith, veteran of U.S. Marines and member of Kerbela Temple, Scottish Rite and Cherokee Lodge #728 F&AM. Preceded in death by parents, Audley and Dixie Green Spangler. Survivors: loving wife of 48 years, Helen Ford Spangler; children, David Spangler, Steve Spangler and wife Doris ''Pug'' Spangler, Kay Spangler Sims, Larry Spangler and Gary Spangler; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; loving brothers, Rev. Kern Spangler and Lynn Spangler. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Gary Whitworth and Rev. Kern Spangler officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Piney Grove Cemetery, Knoxville. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Loudon Funeral Home.
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.
SWATZELL, JOHN W. - age 71, formerly of Knoxville, died Friday, April 3, 1998, in Highland, Ind. He attended Suburban Bible Church of Highland, Ind., was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II, and had retired from Inland Steel with 31 years of service and membership in Inland Steel's 25 Year Club. Mr. Swatzell was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; and is survived by his daughter, Lonnie K. (Mrs. Matt) Fenes of Cedar Lake, Ind.; sisters, Gertrude Scott of Clinton, Tenn., and Ruth (Mrs. Jim) Sellers of Knoxville; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
THOMPSON, PHYLLIS JEAN - age 44, of North Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 4, 1998, at home. Member of Taylor's Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her father, Clifton J. Relford. Survivors: grandmother, Luster Singleton of Knoxville; mother, Ima Relford of Sharps Chapel; husband, Roy L. Thompson of Knoxville; sons, George Relford of Knoxville, Anthony Goforth of Maynardville; daughter, April Relford of Knoxville; stepdaughter, Dewania L. Thompson of Sulphur Springs; step-sons, Roy Alan Thompson of Sharps Chapel, Michael Dean Thompson of Mountain City; brothers, Bill Wright and Nancy of Halls, Aaron Relford and Debbie of Halls, Ken Relford and Dollie of Sharps Chapel, Carlos Relford and Zella of Knoxville, Randy Relford and Stephanie of Maynardville, Jerry Relford and Sheila of Sharps Chapel; sisters, Ozella Braden and Lloyd of Speedwell, Joyce Williams of Nashville; grandchildren, Tia Thompson, Lakeisha Thompson, Jo Beth Thompson, River Thompson; several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Rev. Johnny Robinson officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
WHITE, CRAIG SHANNON - age 28, of Maryville, died Friday evening at UT Hospital. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Heritage High School and an employee of C.R.C. White. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Norman and Catherine Williams; uncle, Norman Williams Jr.; cousins, Joseph Williams and Dillon White. He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Beryl Williams White of Maryville; paternal grandparents, Harry and Vertie White; sister, Angela Allen; brother and sister-in-law, Christopher and Michelle White; fiancee' and son, Kari Finchum and Collin Russell; and his beloved pet, Kato; nieces, Stephnie and Christina; nephews, Stanley Ray, Daniel, Matthew and Justin; great-nephew, Chase; aunts and uncles, Bertha White, Jay White, Lance White, Becky Cable, Donna Clifton, Janice White, Paul Williams and family, Steve and Susan Williams Daniels and family. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home in Maryville with Rev. Carl White officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home to proceed to Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: Grant Burchfield, Bert Cable, Davy Compton, Rich Goszczynski, Andy Waters and Ernie Howard.
WIGGINS, MARY JANE ELLIS - age 95, of Rt. 3 Robbinsville, passed away Saturday, April 4, 1998, at District Memorial Hospital in Andrews. She was native of Graham County and the daughter of the late Rome and Mary Roberts Ellis. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Wiggins. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Wiggins Matheson Miller of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Ann W. Smith of Roswell, Ga., Linda W. McClung, Marvin Wiggins, both of Robbinsville; three great-grandchildren, Dale Wiggins, Kim Wiggins, James Smith; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jeremy Wiggins. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 1998, at the Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverends Harold Beasley and Max Turpin will officiate. Committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Wiggins Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday before the service. Townson-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.