Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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ARNWINE, MRS. CORA BEELER - age 102, of Rockwood, passed away Saturday, April 4th in the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. She was of the Baptist faith and a retired beauty operator. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence Arnwine; daughter, Ida Treadway; several brothers and sisters. Survived by daughters, Pauline Hubbard, Rockwood, Ethel Childress, Knoxville; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Lambert, El Paso, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Monday, April 6th from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Tim Rake officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Cora B. Arnwine. 

BOGART, GRACE McMAHAN - age 83, of Sevierville, passed away April 5, 1998. Mrs. Bogart was a dedicated member of Cedar Bluff United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Bogart; parents, Roy and Ora McMahan; and brother, Kenneth F. McMahan. Mrs. Bogart is survived by her daughters, Charlotte Lyons, Helen Frost, Carolyn Thomas; sons, Glenn and Henry Bogart; brother, Fred O. McMahan, all of Sevierville; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Rawlings Funeral Chapel. Interment will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cumming's Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Bluff United Methodist Church, 2788 Jones Cove Road, Sevierville, TN 37876. Rawlings Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

BUIS, DR. ANNE G. - age 88, of Tallahassee, Fla., Professor Emerita, Florida State University, formerly of New Tazewell, Tenn., passed away April 4, 1998, at the home of her brother in Tazewell, Tenn., after a brief illness. She was a member of the New Tazewell United Methodist Church where she had served as a pianist, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent and chairman of the Board of Stewards before making her home in Florida. Dr. Buis was a lifelong educator who received BS, MS and PhD degrees in home economics from George Peabody College, University of Tennessee and Ohio State University, respectively. Her long and distinguished career as an educator included teaching at elementary, high school and college level. Her first love was home economics and after completing her doctoral degree at Ohio State University in 1953, she became a professor of home economics at Florida State University. In 1960, she became head of the Department of Home Economics Education, a position she held until her retirement in 1973. She was also a visiting professor to many universities during the summer months. Her achievements included research, publications, consulting and national service on numerous educational committees. She was voted favorite professor of the School of Home Economics in 1961. She was recognized in Who's Who of American Women, first and fourth editions; Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 11th edition; Personalities of the South (1970); Leaders in Education (1971); The World Who's Who of Women, 1st Edition (1973); Dictionary of International Biography (1974); Notable Americans of the Bicentennial Era (1974); and most recently, Heroes and Heroines of the Last 50 Years at FSU. The Anne G. Buis Scholarship Fund established at FSU by donations from former students and fellow faculty members around the time of her retirement is a lasting tribute to her outstanding accomplishments. In addition to her educational contributions, she was an avid bridge player who recently achieved the Life Masters. Though she was world-traveled, she loved to visit her family in Tennessee during the summer months where she could often be found selling corn and other vegetables beside the road or making jelly for next year's Christmas gifts. Her yard further displayed her love of gardening in a showcase of flowers. She was fortunate to remain active throughout her life and could boast of riding horseback at age 81 and delighted in a motocross bike excursion at age 87. ''Dr. B'' had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of students, faculty, friends and family members, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Maud Buis; and is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, John L. and Cora Buis, and Joe and Grace Buis; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 6 in Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7 in Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lewis Weaver officiating. Pallbearers: Lee Wayne Cole, Jerry D. Cole, Daniel Cole, Fred Buis, Jr., John Buis IV, Barron Kennedy IV. Honorary pallbearers: Doug Ferry, John L. Buis III, Fred Buis, Sr., and John Cameron Buis, Barron Kennedy III and Jerry Cole. Singers: Jerry Cole Family. Burial in the Irish Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home in charge. 

CARDWELL, THELMA EARL - age 88, of North Knoxville, died 2:50 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Cardwell; daughter, Charlotte Cardwell; sons, Joe Edward and Gene Cardwell; granddaughter, Linda Welch. Survivors: daughters, June Cooper, Powell, Marjorie Chapman and Bobbie Cooper, both of Knoxville, Wanda Sawyers, Clinton, Helen Davenport, Concord, Edna Houk, Strawberry Plains; sons, Jack, Albert and Gary Cardwell, all of Knoxville; 27 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence Brummett, Knoxville; one niece. Family and friends will meet 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Ronnie Dotson officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

CURRY, BONNIE JEAN MILLER - age 41, of Maryville, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 3, 1998, in an automobile accident. She was a member of Lenier Open Bible Church. She was the daughter of the late Lee and Sara Miller. Survivors: daughter, Heather Curry of Maryville; son, Nicky Miller of Maryville; brothers, Wayne (Kathy) Miller and Benny (Marie) Miller; sisters, Rosemarie (Danny) Walker, Patsy (Tommy) Saffles, Alice (Morgan) Hampton. Special remembrance to Angie Eisenhower and Rebone Heiser; aunts, Lula Robbins and Mary Miller; uncles, Frank Clabo and Andy Clabo; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Gregg Brackin officiating. Interment in the Collins Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel. We loved her very dearly and will miss her very much. Pallbearers: Eugene, Lucas, Donald, Morgan, Tommy, David and Jay Jay. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville, in charge of arrangements. Phone (423) 733-2246. 

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. 

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. 

HENRY, KATHERINE GRIFFITTS - age 83, of Maryville, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, was a retired Blount County school teacher, a member of the Chilhowee Club, and the Over the Hill Hikers Club, and other service organizations. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Roey Keene Griffitts; husband, John F. Henry; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Cecil Brooks. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Harry Wilkerson of Athens, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Tammy Henry of Wilmington, N.C.; grandchildren, Derrick Wilkerson and fiancee' Tammy Williams, and Mike Wilkerson. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday in Grandview Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Kevin Frederick officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at the family home, 1603 Wilkinson Pike. Memorials may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN 37801. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

JENNINGS, L.W. (TODD), SR. - age 80, of Riceville, Tenn., died Saturday in the Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a retired track foreman for the Southern Railroad. A native of Washington County, he had lived in the Riceville area since 1962. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virena Gann Jennings; a son, David V. Jennings; grandson, Eric Schutt; parents, William T. and Jessie E. Norton Jennings; four brothers, Marion T. Jennings, Dewey Lee Jennings, Sr., Edward and Edwin Jennings. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors: three sons, Donald V. Jennings and Ricky Jennings, both of Riceville, Leslie W. Jennings, Jr., Knoxville; five daughters, Jearldine Everhart, Lorene Ramsey, Christine Robbins, all of Riceville, Maxine Plemons, Calhoun, Tenn., and Allieen McGuire, Niota, Tenn.; five sisters, Lelia Haworth, Blaine, Tenn., Nola Haworth, Ecorse, Mich., Gladys Johnson, Knoxville, Ruth Johnson, Mascot, Tenn., Mildred Jennings, Knoxville; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry King officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at McCampbell Chapel in Piedmont, Tenn., with the Rev. Garry King officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of arrangements. 

JOHNSON, DAVID - age 45, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Sevier County Medical Center. He was a member of the Seymour Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl L. Johnson. He is survived by his mother, Edith W. Johnson; brother, C. Wayne Johnson; and brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Connie Johnson; two nephews; three nieces and one great-nephew. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, with funeral service to follow at the Highland South Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Augustus Hughes and Brother Richard Claude will be officiating. Interment service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Highland South Cemetery. Highland South Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements, Chapman Highway, 573-7300. 

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. 

SWABE, RODERICK T., SR. - age 79, of 1353 Hiwassee Road, Madisonville, passed away 1:50 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Wood Presbyterian Home. Veteran of World War II. Retired from Hiwassee College after 40 years. Member of Corntassel Presbyterian Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Darrell Atkins; sons and daughters-in-law, Rod, Jr. and Carolyn Swabe, Johnny and Margie Swabe, all of Madisonville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; sister, Hazel Ozymy, Ennis, Texas; brothers and sister-in-law, Mark and Emma Swabe, Glenn Swabe, both of Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Clearine Haney Swabe. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Dr. Clarence McCall, Rev. Tommy Self officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hiwassee College Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

STROHM, PATRICIA ANN McMANUS - age 65, of Halls, peacefully went to sleep with family by her side April 4, 1998. Member of Christ United Methodist Church. Graduate of Central High School Class of '51, veteran of U.S. Navy WAVES, retired from Levi Strauss - Cherry Street. Preceded in death by parents, Enoch and Louise McManus; brothers, Stewart McManus and E.L. McManus Jr.; sister, Mildred Wilson; and husband, Douglas Strohm. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Chris Sands of Lenoir City, Dianne and Ernie Baker of Memphis, and Gina and Jerry Norman of Hernando, Miss.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Anna McManus, David and Barbara McManus, all of Knoxville, Hugh and Charlotte McManus of Florida, Jack and Pauline Hobbs, Betty McManus of Georgia; sisters and brother-in-law, Kathy and Charlie Sharp, and Jean McManus, all of Knoxville, Allie Cheshire of Georgia; mother-in-law, Hazel Bigham of California; several nieces and nephews including special niece and nephew, Jill Sharp and Les McManus; lifelong friend, Charlie Stephens. Service 12 noon Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church, Dr. Bruce Marston officiating. Interment Halls Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7505 Maynardville Highway, Knoxville, TN 37938. The body will lie in state one hour before service. Military honors will be provided by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

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. 

WILMOUTH, ALBIE LOU - age 78, of Corryton, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 4 at St. Mary's Hospital of complications following a massive stroke. She was a native of Hawkins County and a member of the Graveston Baptist Church in Corryton. Mrs. Wilmouth is survived by her husband of 52 years, Maynard H. Wilmouth; their children and spouses, Juanita and Bobby Sweet, Patsy and Sonny Mullins, Horace and Jo Wilmouth, Clarence and Diana Wilmouth, Stella and Steve Miller, Darlene and Ronnie Roberts, Frances and John Hartigan, Ponder Wilmouth and Sandy Hughes, and Howard and Flora Wilmouth; brothers, Rod Linkous, R.C. Linkous and Henry Linkous; sisters, Glessie Winstead, Opal Jeanette Simpson, Carley Moore and Maude Lawrence; grandchildren, Perry and Marsha Miller, Rhonda and Ronnie Ray Roberts, Lynn and Steve Wilmouth, Melissa and Stephanie Wilmouth, Kathleen, Patrick and Thomas Hartigan, Holly Wilmouth and Brad Lee. Her remains are at Highland South Funeral Home where the family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 7th. Her remains will lie in state on Wednesday, April 8th from 12:30 until service time at 2 p.m. at Graveston Baptist Church in Corryton where Rev. Gary Beeler and Rev. Leonard Goin will officiate. Interment will follow at Clapps Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300. 

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; half brother, Clarence and wife Jean Evans of LaFollette; 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. Pallbearers: Darren Relford, Larry Braden, Jr., Lowell Rutherford, Michael, Allen and Wayne Ellison, David Cluverson and Jim Nelson. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.

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