Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BARBER, CURTIS C. - age 58, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 6, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church, Kodak. Preceded in death by father, Curtis W. Barber; and brother, Richard F. Barber. Survivors: mother, Doris Barber Julian; sister and brother-in-law, Nora and Bill Wiser; sister-in-law, Beverly Barber, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Thursday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m., Rev. Wayne Stinnett and Rev. Mike Segers officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BOWLING, CECIL W. - age 63, passed away Monday, April 6, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Member of Masonic Lodge #244 F&AM. Preceded in death by his father, Hugh G. Bowling. Survivors: wife, Joyce Bowling; children, Mike Bowling, Midland, Texas, Rebecca Flannery, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Angela Gay, Sevierville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Alicia Bowling, Ian Bowling, Joshua Phillips, Jason Flannery, Melissa Flannery, Kelsey Phillips, Garret Gay; mother, Madelyn Bowling; sister, Robbie Griffey. Funeral services 10 a.m. Thursday, Berry Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dennis Ford officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillcrest United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

BRIDGES, WILLIAM PAUL - age 70, of Andersonville, Tenn., died Monday at Harriman Medical Center. Born March 10, 1928, in Anderson County, Tenn. He was employed by Eagle Bend Hatchery, Clinton, Tenn., as a wildlife technician with 20 years service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Norris, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Bridges; his parents, William and Lillie Bridges; and sister, Hazel Bridges. Survivors include mother-in-law, Cora Short of Jonesville, Va.; brother-in-law, Kenneth and wife, Wanetta Short of Jonesville, Va.; sister-in-law, Mary and husband Winston Brooks of LaFayette Ind.; cousin, Sam and wife, Ruth Humphrey of Heiskell, Tenn. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Church services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Norris, Tenn. with Father Brett and Father Creson officiating. Burial, Thursday, April 9, at Humphrey Cemetery, Heiskell, Tenn., Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

BRIGHT, TENNIE JENKINS - age 87, of 15600 Steekee Road, Loudon, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Loudon Health Care Center. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church for over 70 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Loudon Funeral Home. 

CAUGHORN, HERMAN LEE LUCAS - age 56, passed away Sunday, April 5, 1998. Attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Maynardville. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Caughorn; brother, Bruce Caughorn; infant son, grandson, Preston Davis. Survivors: children, Scott Lucas, Rebecca Heathcock, Billie Davis, Herman Darrell Lucas; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Thelma Covington, Maryville, Bonnie Heiskell, Maynardville, Judy Gaddis, Knoxville, Gail Abbott, Knoxville, Janie Long, Knoxville, Wanda Kuykendall, Morristown; brothers, Leonard Caughorn, Nashville, Roy, Troy and Dail Caughorn, Knoxville; special friend, Jennie Lee Grant; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Wood officiating. Family and friends will meet 1 p.m. Thursday at Ousley Cemetery, Maynardville, Tenn. for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

CLEMMER, BENNY HAROLD - age 55, of 700 Tom Lee Road, Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. He was an employee of Lockheed Martin operations office and attended Kingston Pike Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Glenda Taylor Clemmer; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Chris West; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kelly Clemmer; granddaughter, Leah West; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Marie Clemmer and Alvin and Janet Clemmer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vola and Al Rogers, Irene and Howard Kirkland, all of Lenoir City. He will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws and dear friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at Click Funeral Home with funeral services following at 8 p.m. Burial and graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9 at Lakeview Cemetery, Rev. Ronny Jones and Rev. Ray Kelly officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

DALTON, MS. BARBARA JO - of 2206 Keener Drive, Apt. 22, departed this life April 7, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. The family will be at the home of Laroyce Dalton, 5200 Mohawk Drive. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

DAVIS, NICK FAIN - born May 20, 1918, in Dandridge, Tennessee, to Nancy Huldah Franklin and James Elbert Davis, died Monday, April 6, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham, N.C. at 9:18 p.m. Mr. Davis had retired from the Veteran Administration in Cincinnati, Ohio and Dobbling Funeral Home in Fort Thomas, Ky. He served in WWII in the Army Air Corps receiving a honorable discharge in 1946. He is survived three daughters, Carol Davis Burns of San Diego, Calif, Kathy Davis Merritt of Pompano, Fla. and Karen Sue Davis of Chapel Hill, N.C. He also leaves ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and hundreds of friends and acquaintances. Memorial services will be announced at a late date. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Nick Davis' name to a personal favorite charity. Arrangemetns for the Davis Family are by The Cremation Society of the Carolina, Inc., Raleigh, N.C. 

ESKEW, NRS. MIRIAM COOK - age 85, widow of Webb Clinton Eskew, Sr., died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Maury Regional Hospital. Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. William W. Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. She was a native of New Albany (Decatur), Alabama and was the daughter of the late David C. and Sue Cardwell Cook. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was very active in the Sunday School Department. Reared in Mt. Pleasant, she graduated in 1929 as historian from Hay Long High School, attended the Nashville Conservatory of Music and attended Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia on a piano scholarship. Active in community affairs, she was a former member and treasurer of the Graymere Ladies Golf Association, charter member and past president of the Volunteer Garden Club, a member of the Questio Club, and former den mother and troop leader of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for many years. Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne Eskew Boshers of Columbia; son, Webb Clinton (Jeanne) Eskew, Jr. of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Lauren Suzanne Eskew, and Webb Clinton ''Chip'' Eskew, III, both of Knoxville, Whitney Cook Boshers of Columbia. She was preceded in death by a brother, D. Crockett Cook. Pallbearers will be David W. Boshers, Dr. Campbell M. Sowell, Jr., Tommy Liggett, Ed Lawwell, Steve H. Maynard, and Bradley T. Maynard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. T.K. Young, John W. Steenbergen, Dr. C. A. Ball, Jack Journey, Dr. Harry Helm, and W.H. Crozier, Jr. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia, Tenn. (931) 388-4711 in charge. 

HASKINS, FRANK I. (DOC) - age 53, departed this life Saturday night at home, 1921 Black Oak St., Jefferson City. He was preceded in death by mother, Mary E. Haskins; and one great-aunt, Florence P. Craighead. He was a member of Boyds Chapel United Methodist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn. Survivors: wife, Claudia Haskins, Jefferson City, Tenn.; one daughter, Chalona Johnson of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Rita Harrison of Jamica Long Island, N.Y.; one brother, Ronald Dingle of Jamica Long Island, N.Y.; several uncles and aunts; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Friday at Boyds Chapel United Methodist Church. Funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, Sister Bettie Hughes officiating. Interment Jefferson Memory Gardens immediately after services. The family is being served by Dockery Funeral Home, Morristown. 

JENKINS, MILDRED - age 66, passed away Monday, April 6, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She attended Olivet Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Gonzalez of Cleveland, Ohio, Kathy Ramsey of Strawberry Plains, Terri Dubulis of Irving, Texas; sons, Phillip Hall of Knoxville, Timothy and John Kennedy of Knoxville; mother, Ella Jenkins; brother, Earl Edward Jenkins of Pataskla; sisters, Sally Hall of Williamson, West Va., Earline Jenkins of Columbus, Ohio., Darlene Dalton of Inez, Ky.; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. at McCarty Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Billy Bell officiating. Interment will be at Roseberry Cemetery Thursday; everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for an 11 a.m. Committal Service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at McCarty Evergreen, 7426 Asheville Hwy. 

LAMB, MRS. PARALEE DEAN - age 85, formerly of Knoxville, died Monday, April 6, 1998. She was a UT graduate and taught school in the Knoxville school system before retirement. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Linda Temples, Dallas, Texas; one son-in-law, Albert Temples, Dallas, Texas; two granddaughters, Cathy Temples, Dallas, Texas, Tiffany Lyles, Arlington, Texas. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1998, from the Erwin Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 North Main Ave., Erwin, is in charge (423) 743-1390. 

McKAMEY, LINDON RAY (LYNN) - age 62, of Clinton, Tenn., died Tuesday at Methodist Medical Center. Born September 3, 1935, in Clinchmore, Tenn. Retired from Anderson County school system in maintenance. He was a member of Moran Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Ed and Velma McKamey; brother, Albert McKamey. Survivors include his wife, Flossie Lee McKamey; sons, Lonnie S. and wife Shirley McKamey of Clinton, Ronnie A. and wife Brenda McKamey of Clinton; sisters, Dora Horton, Mae Pyke, Peggy Bean, Carolyn Woodard and Mary Brooks, all of Clinton; brothers, James, Bill, Bud Edgar, Robert and Andy McKamey, all of Clinton; four grandchildren, Jason, Brandon, Joshua and Kevin. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at the Holley-Gamble Chapel with Rev. Ray Kidwell and Rev. Kenneth Sharp officiating. Burial 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

MYERS, KATHERINE MOORE - age 33, died at home on April 6, 1998. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Clay and Edna West, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Moore; special friend, Bobby Haworth. She is survived by her children, Ashley and Matthew Myers; parents, Robert and Mary Moore; sisters and brothers-in-laws, Edna and Ricky White, Elaine and Greg Hensley, Tammy and Dennis Ford; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Jennifer Moore; fiance', Rick Farley; special godson, Derek Shumate; special cousin, Ricky West; special nieces, Nicole, Samantha, Alex, Chasity; special great-aunt, Arvie Costner; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family of many friends also survive. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Leonard Goins and Rev. Ernest Costner officiating. The family and friends will meet at McCarty Mortuary at 1:15 p.m. Thursday and proceed to Roseberry Cemetery for a 2 p.m. committal service. Pallbearers will be Johnny Shumate, Jim West, L.C. Pascel, Derick Shumate, Paul McDaniels and Donnie Pittman. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1998 at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Dr. 

PHLEGAR, ETHEL CAMERON - age 98, of Washburn, passed away April 6, 1998. She was a member of Washburn Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Joe T. and Nannie Cameron; husband, Dr. R.J. Phlegar; sons, Joseph and Albert Phlegar; and grandson, Michael Kitts. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Maurine and Paul Acuff, Virginia Dalton; grandchildren, Sandra, Doug and Brent Dalton, Gail Blankenship, and Rachel Acuff Ribble; great-grandchildren, Matthew Klein, Christopher Raines, Rebecca Dalton and Patrick Dalton; nieces and nephews, Walter S. Phlegar, Robert L. Phlegar and Catherine McConnell; special friend of 80 years, Maurine Susong. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Washburn Baptist Church with Rev. Robert McCurry and Rev. Elden Nicely officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Washburn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Epting, Brent Dalton, Doug Dalton, Matthew Ribble, David Winecoff, Dana Campbell and Bill Farmer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washburn Baptist Church Music Dept. Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge is in charge of arrangements. 

PROFFITT, BEULAH MAE BOHANON - age 97, of Knoxville, passed away April 7, 1998, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. Mrs. Proffitt was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Born December 21, 1900, in Knox County to the late James and Laura Whaley Bohanon. Preceded in death by her husbands, Walter A. Proffitt and Ernest Proffitt; son, Edwin N. Proffitt; sisters, Getrude and Edna Maples; brothers, Ray, Oscar and Curtis Bohanon; niece, Ruth Maples Hunter. Survivors: son, LeLand and wife Mary Lou Proffitt of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Benna Mae Proffitt Chapman of Knoxville; granddaughters, Brenda Proffitt King and Cathy Proffitt Love; grandsons, Steve and wife Barbara Proffitt, Earnie and wife Karen Proffitt, both of Knoxville, Ronnie and wife Krista Proffitt of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Jody and wife Paige Proffitt of Pleasant View, Tenn., and Ray Proffitt of Ringgold, Ga.; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces, Peggy Maples Mize, Irene Maples Mize of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Eilene Proffitt of Knoxville, Tenn., Blanche Maples of North Carolina, nephews, Ralph, Roy and Robert Maples of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Ernest Proffitt of Arizona. There will be a graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery with Dr. Ron Stewart officiating. Pallbearers: Steve Proffitt, Earnie Proffitt, Ronnie Proffitt, Jody Proffitt, Ray Proffitt, Joe R. King, Herman Love. Honorary pallbearer: Dr. Max Proffitt. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

RICE, NINA MAPLES - wife of Edwin K. Rice of the North Hills Community, died 6:08 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Church Street United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway. 

SENTELL, PATSY L. MAPLES - age 54, of Knoxville, passed away April 6, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center. She was a member of Lynnwood United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her mother, Maggie Ballew Breeden; brothers, John LeRoy and William Curtis Ballew. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Reba and Danny Tipton; three grandchildren, Jada, Gary Wayne and Tabatha; brother, Clarence Jack Ballew; sister, Alice Ellis Hall; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday for a 2 p.m. graveside service at Piney Grove Church Cemetery with Rev. Van Sanks officiating. Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

STALSWORTH, DANIEL M. - age 57, of Halls, passed away Monday evening at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Salem Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Lucy Stalsworth. Survivors: wife, Mildred Stalsworth; sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Nancy Stalsworth, David and Jennifer Stalsworth; son, Terry Stalsworth; grandchildren, Lindsey, A.J., Jamie, Michael, Taylor and Joseph Stalsworth; sisters, Eula Hale, Edith Holt and Faye Robinson; brother, Thomas Stalsworth. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Salem Baptist Church, Rev. John Holland officiating. Interment Halls Memory Gardens. The body will lie in state one hour before services. Pallbearers: Mike and Mark Stalsworth, Chip DeMarcus, Jeff and Ed Sanders, Brad Holt. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

STEELE, FLORENCE A. - age 85, of Halls, passed away April 6, 1998. Member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Robert H. Steele. Survivors: children, Robert (Sonny) Steele, Bill R. Steele, Willard E. Steele, Wilma Berry, Janice LaRue and Bonnie Cassady, all of Knoxville, Jewell Clevenger of Chattanooga; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Lloyd Henry officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

STOUTT, ROBERT ALLEN - age 58, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon in Charleston, S.C. Attended Roseberry Baptist Church. Vice president of First South Utility Construction. Former owner of Star Constructon Company. Survivors: wife, Sandra Maples Stoutt; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. (Allen) and Sandra Stoutt, Jefferson City, Tenn., Bo and Angela Stoutt, Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Trevor and Austin Stoutt, Jefferson City, Tenn., Rachel Stoutt, Knoxville, Tenn.; father, Kenneth Stoutt, Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, Kenny Stoutt, Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Rev. Kenny Shinliver officiating. Entombment and graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Cecil Meek, Stanley Griffin, William Davis, Perry Snyder, William Stover, Robert Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roseberry Baptist Church, 2920 Roseberry Road, Mascot, TN 37806. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

WHALEY, ZELLA MAE HANSARD -age 84, of Knoxville, passed away at Baptist Hospital April 6, 1998. Retired Knox County school teacher with 31 years of service. Preceded in death by husband, Melvin Leo Whaley; and parents, Frank and Zora Hansard. Survivors: son, Melvin E. Whaley of Knoxville; brother, Edward T. (Buster) Hansard of San Diego, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Service 8 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Herman Lakin officiating. Family will meet at Cedar Grove Cemetery 11 a.m. Friday for interment. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

WHITLEY, MR. ODDIE L. - age 73, of the West Haven community, passed away April 6, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Born April 20, 1924, in Los Angeles, Calif. He was a Presbyterian, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII serving in Guam and a tour of duty in China stationed at Tientsin. Member of Carpenters Local #50, retired from Rust Engineers. Member of Bright Hope Lodge #557 F&AM, a York Rite Mason and a member of Kerbela Temple. Survivors: wife, Pauline Irwin Whitley; mother, Emma Whitley; sister, Dorothy Kyle; brother, Franklin Whitley, all of Gainesville, Texas; brother, Dean Whitley of Fort Stockton, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 6 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel, Rev. David Lancaster officiating. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Thursday for interment at 11 a.m. with full military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends following the service Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WRIGHT, DR. C. ELDON - age 95, a native of Nashville, Tenn., and a resident of Daphne, Ala., passed away April 7, 1998, in Alabama. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Don and Barbara Wright of Daphne, Ala. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Friday for graveside services at 10 a.m. A memorial service will be held in the Jarman Chapel of First Baptist Church in Nashville, 10 a.m. Saturday. Memorials should be made to Eastern Shore Baptist Church Activities Building Fund, P.O. Box 128, Daphne, AL 36526. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WRIGHT, GRACE NEILL - age 90, passed away at home with family at her side after a brief illness. She moved to Knoxville from Springhill, La., where she taught school for 25 years. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Ernest Shirley Wright; her mother and father, Rev. and Mrs. Albert Sibley Johnston Neill; and her sister, Ethlee Roberts. She will be missed by her children, James and Kathy Wright of Knoxville, Margaret and Wayne Haynes of Memphis, and Michael Wright of Kenner, La. She created fond and loving memories for her grandchildren, Mary Catherine, Patrick, Sarah and Brendon Wright of Knoxville, John Wright of Kansas City, Bryant and Melissa Haynes of Memphis, and Jennifer and Ashley Moffatt of Somerville, Tenn. Mrs. Wright was of the Methodist faith. She was a graduate of Mansfield Female College in Mansfield, La., and of Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La. Services will be held at Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, La., on Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. The family would like to thank the devoted employees of Covenant Hospice for their sincere and kind support during Mrs. Wright's illness. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Heritage Chapel.

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