Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|AILOR, ARTIE WALLACE - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away
Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. She was preceded in death
by husband, Ernest Ailor, and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Survived
by son, J.E. Ailor; son and daughter-in-law, Kern and Francis Ailor, all
of Knoxville; grandchildren, James Michael Ailor of Nashville, Lori Ailor
Lett of Kingsport, and Danny Ailor of Knoxville; four great-grandchildren;
sister, Ailene Lewis of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral
service 1 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. John Holland officiating.
Interment Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jack and Kyle Lewis, Bill Sheckles,
Gary Lett, Mike and Danny Ailor. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday at Mynatt's.
BARKER, EDITH HILL - passed away April 22, 1997. She was a homemaker, church worker and a school teacher for Knox County and Knoxville City schools. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a member of N.E.A., T.E.A., and E.T.E.A. Survived by son, Clarence E. Barker, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Bowman Bromley, all of Knoxville; granddaughter, Jean Bromley Fair; and great-granddaughter, Maegan Fair, both of Kingsport. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Tusculum in Greene County for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. David Ward officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home.
BENNETT, WALLACE GERALD ''JERRY'' - age 61, of Knoxville, died peacefully Monday at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Born March 18, 1936, in Anderson County, Tenn. Office manager of Kerns Bakery for 29 years before retiring in 1994. He was a member of Smithwood Baptist Church, Fountain City, Tenn. He was an avid U.T. sports fan, especially football. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vaughn and Mary Kate Bennett of Lake City. Survivors include his wife, Jane DeFoe Bennett of Knoxville; one daughter, Lara Bennett Copeland of Texas City, Texas; one son, Scott Vaughn and wife, April Bennett of Knoxville; two stepchildren, Pam La Clair of Nashville and Jill and husband, Mike Athearn of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Donnie and wife, Donna Jane Bennett of Lake City; and four grandchildren, Joshua Vaughn Bennett, Ian Copeland, Emily La Clair and Levi Athearn; sister-in-law, Ruth Lawson of Knoxville; aunt, Libby Tudor of Fountain City; great uncle, Hal and wife, Dottie Wallace of Ormond Beach, Fla.; special cousins, Pat Kerrigan of Nashville, Brenda Goodman of Lake City and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Chapel with the Rev. Brian Courtney officiating. Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Norris Memorial Garden, Norris, Tenn. Pallbearers will be Ralph Wormsley, Christy Elliott, Billy Viles, Buddy Viles, Bob Hatmaker and Dennis Bruce Goodman. Honorary pallbearer will be Danny Viles. Arrangements by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.
BRABSON, ELIZABETH - age 91, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997. She was a 1925 graduate of University of Tennessee. Survivors: sister, Ruby Dunlap of Knoxville; nieces and nephews, Ben Brabson of Boyds Creek, Elizabeth B. Kinbrell of Anderson, S.C., Margaret Hicks of Anderson, S.C., Eleanor Grimes of Washington, D.C., Dr. Joseph Dunlap, Jr., of Florence, S.C., John D. McQueen of Punta Corda, Fla., Robert N. McQueen of Punta Corda, Fla.; several grandnieces and grandnephews. Graveside service and interment 2 p.m. Thursday at Brabson Cemetery, Rev. Morgan Biggs officiating. Memorials may be made to the Brabson Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 5260, Sevierville, TN 37864. Atchley Funeral Home in charge.
BRIGHT, ORA A. - age 91, of 607 Ferry Street, Loudon, died Tuesday morning, April 22, 1997, at the Loudon Health Care Center. Member of First Baptist Church. Daughter of the late William C. and Fannie Howard Bright. Survivors: sister, Vina Bright, Loudon; brother, W.C. Bright, Jr. of California; devoted sister-in-law, Katherine Bright, Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Steekee Cemetery for graveside services 1:30 p.m. Friday. Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Loudon Funeral Home.
BROWN, TAYLOR ANNE - infant, died 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, 1997, at St. Mary's Women Pavilion. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Archie and Hazel Burton, Mascot, Bruce and Alice Brown, Leonard and Mildred Cox, all of Knoxville. Survivors: parents, David, Jr. and Julie (Burton) Brown, Talbott; maternal grandparents, A.L. and Joyce Burton, Mascot; paternal grandparents, David, Sr. and Ruth Brown, Knoxville; great-grandparents, Otis and Ona Beal, Mascot; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Roseberry Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Lewis Thomas and Rev. Charlie Harkleroad officiating. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge of arrangements.
CAMPBELL, NETTIE BELL - age 90, of Knoxville, passed away April 21, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, James A. and Lillie Campbell. Survived by sisters, Irene and Beulah Campbell of Knoxville, Pearl Jenkins of Dayton, Ohio, and Alene Aulton of Oklahoma. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Clay Mulford officiating. Interment will be in Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home.
CLINE, LOU VERNIE - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 21, 1997, at Hillcrest West Nursing Institute. She was a member of Arlington Baptist Church and was preceded in death by brothers, Roger, Gerome and Hubert Cline. Survived by sons, Stanley Cline of Heiskell and Ralph Cline of Knoxville; daughter, Doris Hickman of New Tazewell; sisters, Eula of California and Beulah Vest of Interlocking, Fla.; brothers, Sidney Cline of California and Louis Cline of Tazewell. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery for an interment service at 11 a.m. Thursday. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
ESTERLE, FRANCES DRENNAN - age 74, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Member of Lake Hills Presbyterian Church. Survivors: husband, Robert C. ''Bob'' Esterle; daughter, Susan Esterle Shanks; grandsons, Alexander and Austin Shanks, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Pastor James McTyre officiating. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, corner of Lyons View and Northshore Drive, at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
FOX, MARY FRANCES BURKHART (SISTER) - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away at the family home at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, 1997. She was a member of the Lebanon-Sevier Presbyterian Church where she had served as treasurer. Preceded in death by parents, Frances Cornelia and Ernest Monroe Burkhart; three brothers and one sister. Survivors: husband, Stanley J. Fox; daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Matthew Carver; grandson, Ethan Carver; sisters and brothers-in-law, Juanita and Kenneth Sutton, Jane and John L. Slagle; sisters-in-law, Marie Burkhart and Pauline Burkhart of Marion, Ind.; brother-in-law, A.G. Cunningham; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth and Cecil Brown; mother-in-law, Mae Fox Franklin; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel, Dr. Homer Cornish and Rev. Wyn Bryant officiating. Family and friends will meet at Asbury Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Thursday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, East Region Office, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
FRENCH, JOHN O. - age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 21, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a longtime former member of Broadway Baptist Church where he served as deacon, and a current member of Second Baptist Church where he also served as deacon. Retired from Standard Knitting Mills in 1974 after 41 years service; also worked for DeRoyal Industries for five years after his retirement. Survivors: wife, Oalda French, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Martha Ann and John R. Fraker, Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Rebecca Ann Hadick, John T. Fraker, Jennifer Epstein; great-grandchildren, Christian Hadick, Jessica and Christopher Fraker; sisters, Bessie Clanton, Knoxville, and Edna McIntosh, Union City, Tenn. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday for entombment services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6906 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
GIDEON, REV. CLYDE SMITH, SR. - age 83, of Halls, passed away Sunday, April 20, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Community Baptist Church. Baptist minister of 47 years. Also retired from State Highway Department. Preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ollie Mae Branum Gideon, who passed away April 13, 1997; sons, Ray, Paul and John Gideon. Survivors: daughter, Pearl Leach, Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Jack Griffin of Knoxville; sons, J.R. Gideon, Knoxville, Clyde S. Gideon, Jr., Halls; grandchildren, Jeff and Michelle Leach, Corryton and Gregg and Tina Leach of Knoxville, Brian Gideon, Philadelphia, Pa., Stephanie and Mark Abbott of Seviervillle; step-grandsons, Brian Griffin, Dallas, Texas, Blair Griffin, Franklin, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Byerley, Blaine, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Mike Hall and Sam Smith and a host of other friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Community Baptist Church, Rev Herman Lakin, Rev. Vaughn Richardson and Rev. Dewey Raley officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in Emory Pike American Christian Church Cemetery. Pallbearers, Jeff and Gregg Leach, Brian Gideon, Brian and Blair Griffin, Elmer Ridenour. Honorary pallbearers: fellow ministers. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, East Region Office, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 or Arthritis Foundation, 1104 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN37912. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
HEATHERLY, SARA PHILLIPS - age 70, of New Tazewell, was born January 3, 1997, passed away on April 21, 1997, at Claiborne County Hospital. She was an L.P.N. at Claiborne County Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of New Tazewell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Luther Heatherly; three brothers and two sisters. Survived by son and wife, James and Micki Heatherly of Knoxville; son, Joseph Wayne Heatherly of Knoxville; daughter, Debra Sue Heatherly of New Tazewell; grandchildren, Chad and Amber Heatherly; great-granddaughter, Kristen Heatherly; very special friends, Dale and Ruby Harrell of Tazewell; sisters, Luccile Lou Cassell of Hickory, N.C., Mrs. Jon (Jennie) Reynolds of Pikeville, Ky., Mrs. Jack (Hazel) Frost of Akens, S.C.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Coffey's Tazewell. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 1997, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Rev. Greg Long officiating. Singer Rick Bird. Pallbearers: Don Gibson, Joe Rouse, Glen McCollough, Mike Kribbs, Randy Starnes, Joe Rutherford. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Fairview Cemetery. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
HEWGLEY, DR. ROBERT G., SR. - age 67, of Athens, died Monday night at Athens Regional Medical Center. A native of Knox County, he was a son of the late Isham Cason and Mamye Gardner Hewgley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Stoesser Hewgley and by a brother, Captain I.C. Hewgley, Jr., who died in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1954. After completing his surgical and medical internship at the Knoxville General Hospital, he established his medical practice in Englewood in 1956 by opening the Englewood Clinic. He moved his practice to Athens in 1960 where he practiced until his retirement in 1994. He was a former member of the Board of Trustees of Athens Community Hospital and had served as Chairman of the Board. He had also served as Chief of Staff of the hospital. He was a member of the McMinn County Medical Society, Tennessee Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church. He served on the Board of Directors of the Valley Bank, as well as serving 12 years on the Athens City School Board. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Marie and Delmar Champion, Atlanta; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dr. Robert G. Jr. and Janet Hewgley, Athens, James Carl Hewgley and Dr. I.C. ''Casey'' III and Candi Hewgley, all of Knoxville; five grandsons, Robert Michael Hewgley, Raleigh Champion, I.C. Hewgley IV , Preston Hewgley and Dillon Champion; cousins, Rev. Robert W. and Margaret Wilcox, Maryville. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Riley Huffstetler and Rev. Robert W. Wilcox officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at McMinn Memory Gardens. The body will be in state at Smith Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Wednesday where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday. Active pallbearers will be Dr. Robert W. Trotter, Dr. Milnor Jones, C.C. Redfern, Dr. James F. Cleveland, Dr. W.E. Foree, Jr., Dr. William G. Morris, Dr. Danny Hays and Dr. William Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be the McMinn County Medical Association. The family suggests that memorials be made to Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, 600 W. Madison Avenue, Athens, Tenn. 37303. Smith Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of arrangements.
ISOM, MRS. MARGARET ELIZABETH JOHNSON - of 5621 Washington Pike, departed this life Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Oak Grove AME Zion Church. Member of The Josie Crippen Missionary Circle. Assistant superintendent of the Sunday School. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Anna Belle Mason Johnson; husband, Jettie D. Isom, Sr.; son, Raymond H. Isom, Sr.; granddaughter, Marian Isom. She leaves to cherish her memories: children, Marion Isom Wells, Knoxville, Bettye (Thomas III) Nowlin, Calabasas, Calif., Dr. Theora Isom Jamison, Nashville, Jettie D. Isom, Jr, Shaker Heights, Ohio, Stanley (Marie) Isom, Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; loving and extended family, John Battle, Paulette Battle Cosby, Philadelphia, Pa., Curtis Battle and Corrine Wilson of Knoxville, Diane Wilson of Los Angeles, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Valary Ortygia Owens, Deborah Alexander, Ivan, Joyce, Alfred and Kenney Isom, Mark Nowlin, Brett Nowlin, Thomas (Alexis) Nowlin IV, Raymond Henry (Minnie) Isom Jr., Ramona (Greg) Stewart, Raymond Allen (Kim) Isom, Mark (Debra) Isom, Mary Isom, Theresa Gail (Martin) White, Veronica Dale (William) Reid, Stanley Isom, Jr., Kelvin (Beverly) Isom, Joann Isom, Vanessa Garrett, Glen DeWayne Isom, Tema, Tedra and Tammara Jamison; 53 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Mable Tate, Mrs. Josephine Crowder of Alliance, Ohio, Mrs. Eleanor Payton of Cleveland, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends 5:30-6 p.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at Oak Grove AME Zion Church, 5667 Washington Pike. Funeral services to follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Herman Poindexter officiating and Rev. Joel Miles eulogist. She will lie in state at the church from 4 until 6 p.m. Friends may call at the mortuary Thursday after 12 noon at their convenience. Interment to follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Oak Grove AME Zion Church Building Fund, 5667 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. Final arrangements entrusted to Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
JONES, CHARLES (CHILI) JR. - age 77, of 2535 Poplar Springs Road, Loudon, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at home. Member of Loudon United Methodist Church. Veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. Retired Fire Chief City of Loudon. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Levenia Hensley Jones, Sr.; brothers, Joe and Roy Jones. Survivors: wife, Helen Hall Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. James L. and Sharon Jones of Crewe, Virginia; grandsons and spouses, Robert and Barbara Jones, Drakes Branch, Va. and Dr. Michael and Debbie Jones, Leland, Miss.; three great-grandchildren, Jessica and Brittni Jones of Virginia and Zackery Jones of Mississippi; sister, Mildred Presley, Conyer, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bernard Courtney and Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Family and friends will meet for graveside services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Loudon County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loudon United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice. Family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Loudon Funeral Home.
KIRKLAND, PEGGY SUE - age 66, of Kodak, Tennessee, died Friday, April 11, 1997, while visiting in Gainesville, Florida. She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and was a homemaker. She was of the Protestant faith. Survivors: husband, E. Don Kirkland of Kodak, Tennessee; sons, Butch Jenkins of Greeneville, Tennessee, Ronny Jenkins of Johnson City, Tennessee; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by the Williams-Thomas Funeral Home, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Phone 352 376-7556.
LLUMBET, DENISE YVONNE ALMOND - age 42, of Louisville, lost her long, hard struggle with cancer at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, William Morris and Cecilia Curley Lindley; and paternal grandparents, Eddie Morton and Mary Anderson Almond. Yvonne was a 1973 graduate of Alcoa High School and graduated from East Tennessee State University as a registered nurse. She touched many hearts throughout the east Tennessee area in 1994 as a liver transplant recipient. Following her transplant, she was extremely active in organ donation education, speaking to various groups throughout the Knoxville area. She was a member of the New Heart Society of East Tennessee and Tennessee Donor Services. Yvonne is the loving mother of three beautiful children, Brett Joseph, age 7, Bradley William, age 5, and Bridgett Arianna, age 4. Other survivors include parents, C.E. ''Rick'' and Jackie Almond of Louisville; brothers, Dennis Almond of Lenoir City, David Almond of Louisville; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Debbie Almond of Lenoir City; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Del Roberts of Clinton; nieces, Heather, Christie and Lindsay Almond of Louisville; great-niece, Keirstan Almond of Louisville; nieces, Kellie and Chelsey Almond of Lenoir City; and nephew and niece, Shane and Chessa Roberts of Clinton; husband, Jose Llumbet; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins; devoted friends, Mae Freels of Knoxville, Jennifer and Jessica Holly of Alcoa, Rhonda Almond Phelps of Louisville, Becky and Gary Epperson of Greenback; and a host of other friends. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Father Tom Moser officiating. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Yvonne specifically requested memorial donations be made to the New Heart Society of East Tennessee, 1336 Scottsbury Circle, Knoxville, TN 37919; Tennessee Donor Services, 5908D Toole Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919; or to Transplants Inc., 233 Wilson Pike Circle, P.O. Box 291, Brentwood, TN 37024. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with a Rosary service at 8 p.m. at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
MANER, MAUDE FRANCES BALES - of the Thorngrove Community, died Monday, April 21, 1997. She was a member of Trentville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Maner was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Maner, Sr.; sisters, Mary Bales Chesney and Lena Bales Underwood; brothers, James Arthur Bales and Jessie Bales. She is survived by her son, Charles A. Maner, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy B. and Valerie Maner; sister, Anna Bales Dodson; grandchildren, Chip Maner, Brooke Maner Bledsoe, Leanna R. Maner and Monica D. Maner; great-grandson, Eric Bledsoe; many nieces and nephews including Patsy, Scott, Mike and Kate Lanigan, Glyn and Glenn Ellen Underwood, Conley Underwood, Carol Thomas, Stanley Lou Underwood and Teresa Lynn Miller; also special neighbors, Ronnie and Lorrine Merritt, Ron and Gwen Lynn. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday in Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Larry Boyles officiating. Family and friends will meet Friday at Thorngrove Cemetery for a 3:30 p.m. interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trentville United Methodist Church, 9215 Strawberry Plains Pike, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MARTIN, GLADYS GENEVIEVE - age 87, of Shields Ridge Road, New Market, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at her home. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Mack Martin; daughter, Patsy Carman; sons, Tony Martin and Earl Woods; brother, Ernest Riley. Survived by son, Larry Martin of New Market; granddaughters, Camellia Keith, Connie Lee and Melissa Martin; grandsons, Roger and Jim Woods, Tony Martin, Jr. and Adam Martin; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Laura Frye of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Fielden Chapel with Rev. Ben Lynch officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
MILES, WILLIAM RAYMOND - age 66, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 22, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Retired from United Airlines with over 30 years of service. Veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict. Preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Ella Crowder Miles; stepmother, Betty Miles; brothers, Hubert Miles, Jr., Emmett Lee Miles and G.R. Miles. Survivors: wife, Carolyn Brock Miles; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Joseph Sturino of Louisiana, Pamela and Randall Starks of Illinois; granddaughters, Allie Sturino and Jessica Sturino; sisters, Marie Tipton, Elizabeth Gibson and Shirley Whitehead, all of Maryville, Brenda Lewelling of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers, James Miles and John Miles, both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Elder Ronald Crisp, Elder Alex Smith, Elder Arnold Whitehead and Rev. Ronald Day officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday morning at Old Kagley's Cemetery for the interment service. Family will receive friends 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
MONDAY, WILLIAM PAUL, SR. - age 84, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Monday evening, April 21, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center after a long illness. Retired from Sanford Day Iron Works. Member of North Acres Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Allen Monday. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Ola Loy Monday; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Kenneth Hawkins of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Kathy Monday, Weatherford, Texas, William, Jr. and Merle Monday, Knoxville, James and Janice Monday, Maryville, Eddie and Kay Monday, Knoxville; grandchildren, Vickie, Shelley, Chris, Lori, William Monday III, Rhonda Monday Booker, Robin Nicley, Kim Mehlhorn, Billy Wayne Hawkins and Allyson Monday; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Vineyard and Naomi Sharp of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at North Acres Baptist Church, Rev. Clyde Lakin and Rev. Charlie Lynch officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home 1:30 p.m. Thursday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 2 p.m. Pallbearers: William Monday III, Billy Wayne Hawkins, Randall Booker, Ted Loy, Paul Sharp and David Sharp. Honorary pallbearers: Clyde Mellon, Bill Parrott, Stuart Hall, Ralph Jackson, Tom Petty and James Allen. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at North Acres Baptist Church. Mynatt's in charge.
NELSON, JEAN H. - age 80, of White Pine, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 22, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Hubert and Ruby Nichols Huffaker; and also preceded in death by a sister, Elanor Whelan. Member of the First United Methodist Church of White Pine. Survived by husband, Carroll A. Nelson; son, Stuart Nelson, both of White Pine; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sandee Nelson of Greeneville; granddaughter, Cindy N. Jenkins of Jonesboro; grandson, John Nelson of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandson, Colton Jenkins; sister, Orrille Kirpatrick of Tampa, Fla.; several other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday from Farrar's White Pine Chapel with Rev. Charles Harrison officiating. Interment in Jarnigan Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 146, White Pine, TN 37890. Farrar's of White Pine in charge of arrangements.
PARROTT, INA CARMAN - age 95, of Callahan Towers, Oak Ridge, formerly of Savannah, passed away Tuesday morning, April 22, 1997, at Park West Hospital in Knoxville. She was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Edwin Parrott; son, Gene Parrott; daughter-in-law, Loretta Parrott. Survivors: son, Frank Parrott of Lenoir City; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Parrott of Knoxville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Haggard of Savannah, Kate Carman of Nashville; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Michael Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. C.S.T. Friday at Shackelford Funeral Home in Savannah, followed by graveside services at Russell's Chapel Cemetery in Savannah. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
PERRYMAN, CARROLL R. - age 64, of Sevierville, died Monday, April 21, 1997. He is survived by sons, Tommy Perryman and wife, Judy, Danny Perryman, David Perryman, Eddie Perryman and wife, Janet; daughter, Tressa Morgan and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Dustin and Shannon Perryman, Carrie Morgan, Misty and Amanda Perryman; brothers, Richard and Jack Perryman; sisters, Pearl Underwood, Ruby Cline, Lillie Starkey; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday in Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, Rev. Ronnie Reagan officiating. Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, Pigeon Forge.
RENSHAW, DONALD F. - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 21, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, retired from K.U.B., member of Burlington Lodge 763 F. & A.M., WW II veteran. Survivors: wife, Dorothy Renshaw; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Buddy Ragle; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Judy Harvey, Larry and Gina Patton; brothers, James Lawrence Renshaw, Herbert Renshaw of El Paso, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m., Rev. Melvin Cameron and Rev. Tim Harvey officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
ROBISON, JERRY MARTIN - age 57, of New Orleans, La., formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away Sunday evening, April 20, 1997, in Birmingham, Ala. He was a teacher in the Orleans Parish public schools; a veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by parents, James E. and Icea Martin Robison; sisters, Frances Perry and Joan Robison; brother, Dick Robison. Survivors: special friend, David Sexton of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters, Mary Bolden and Pat Grosh, both of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ginger Norris of Pinehurst, N.C.; brother, Jack Robison of Chatsworth, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services 2 p.m. Thursday, Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lenoir City, Tenn., Rev. Jeff Bosley officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
SEARS, HOWARD L. - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away April 20, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. He was a member of Meridian Baptist Church, South Knoxville Lodge No. 769 F. & A.M., and a veteran of World War II. He was retired from CSX Railroard after working for over 40 years. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie L. and Leecie Phelps Sears; brothers, Raymond and Terrill Sears; sister, Pearl Lee Miller. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Bertha M. Whitaker Sears; sisters, Thelma Alexander and Juanita Whitaker, both of Somerset, Ky.; lots of loving nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset, Ky., with full military honors, Rev. Roy Alexander officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Pulaski Funeral Home in Somerset, Ky. and from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
SILER, MRS. MARY JANE (WATSON) -age 78, of Norris Garden, Norris, passed away 10:40 p.m. Sunday, April 20th., 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge after a brief illness. Preceded in death by husband, Croley Siler; sister, Norma Jean Murray; brothers, Jennings, Onard, Rome, Lee Watson. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Geraldine and Ken Hicks of Luttrell, Faye and Ralph Greer of Georgia, 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; special nephew, whom she raised, A.T. Overbay of Kentucky; sisters, Myrtle Gravier, Cleda Yount, both of Michigan, Flora Johnson of Kentucky, brother, Pete Watson of Michigan. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ridenour's Cemetery. Rev. Bill Carpenter and Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Pallbearers: Teddy, Ricky, Tommy, Wendell Greer, Raymond and Glenn Hicks, Randy Turner, A.T. Overbay. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
SUTTON, DEBBIE O. - age 93, of Sevierville, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Claude ''Pat'' Sutton; sons, Aaron ''Buck'' Sutton and Marvin ''Bully'' Sutton; daughter, Lillian Hammer. Survivors: children, Jack and Erika Sutton, Mildred Rule, George and Sue Sutton, Bob and Dean Sutton, Ernie ''Pete'' and Lois Sutton; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Jones and Rev. Michael McNutt officiating. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
WELCH, JEANETTA FAYE KITTS - age 53, died at home April 21, 1997. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Halls. She was preceded in death by grandson, Donnie H. Welch; parents, R.T. and Grace Kitts; sisters, Eva Luttrell and Ada Daniels. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Rhonda Welch; beloved grandson, Jeremy Morgan; grandchildren, Jessica and Daryl Welch, Joshua Morgan; special friend, Jerry Colvin; brothers, Rev. Theodore Kitts and Rev. Elbert Kitts; sisters, devoted sister and guardian angel Joyce E. Abner and Patricia Housley; step-mother, Ruth Kitts; half brothers, Steve, James, R.T. Jr., and Jeff Kitts; half sisters, Janet Wolfe, Debbie Cooper and Melissa Wilbanks. Service 8 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Elbert Kitts and Rev. Theodore Kitts officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 9:15 a.m. Friday to proceed to Kitts Family Cemetery for graveside service at 10 a.m. Pallbearers: Randy DeBord, Willie Bryant, Dewey Croy, Charles Coker, Terry and Ronald Chesney, Dwain Abner and Ronald Kitts. Honorary pallbearers: Carl Luttrell, Bobby R. Abner, Burgin Housley, John Babelay and Darrell Dugger. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's.
WRIGHT, CODA KIVETT (LOVEDAY) - age 49, of Gloverville, South Carolina, formerly of Knoxville, died April 19, 1997, as a result of a car accident in Aiken, South Carolina. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Joe E. and Carol Loveday, Jr. of South Carolina; daughter, Lori Gooding of South Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Tangie and James Pike of South Carolina; mother, Rosalee Kitts of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandparents, Nora and Oscar Nichols of Knoxville, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Billie Kivett of Alcoa, Tenn., Jeff and Donna Kivett of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; several nieces and many special friends in Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Eugene Leamon officiating. The interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Keith Thomas, Cary Gatlin, Carlos Kivett, Jr., Larry Hammond, Bill Dykes, Larry Sutton. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6 until 8 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.