Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ADAMS, WILLIAM CHARLIE - age 50, of Harrison Bend Road,
Loudon, passed away Tuesday morning at the Fort Sanders Loudon Hospital.
Charlie attended Union Fork Creek Baptist Church. Preceded in death by
parents, Harry and Fay Adams. Survived by grandmother, Helen Smalling of
Johnson City; devoted friends, Ralph Brown, Kim Henson, both of Loudon;
many friends at A.C.T. of Lenoir City. Family will receive friends 6-7
p.m. Thursday witn funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins
Chapel with Rev. Rick Harrell officiating. Family and friends will gather
at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lake View Cemetery for graveside services and
interment. Hawkins Chapel, Lenoir City, in charge.
ALTIZER, MR. EDWARD - age 79, of Caretta, West Virginia, passed away Wednesday morning, April 8, 1998, in Bluefield, West Virginia. Member of Berwind Masonic Lodge in West Virginia and was a retired coal miner. He enjoyed vacationing in Union County, Tennessee and fishing on Norris Lake (Hickory Star Resort area). Survivors: wife, Naomi Altizer, Caretta, West Virginia; son, Jimmy Altizer of Washington; five grandchildren; sisters, Myrtle Harrison, Havaco, West Virginia, Margie Simpson, Summersville, West Virginia; brothers, Kenneth and wife, Jeanette Altizer, Maynardville, Samuel Altizer, Fruitland, Florida; several nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, Fanning Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell, Virginia. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday Fanning Funeral Home, War, West Virginia. Announcement courtesy of Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
BRANTLEY, MARY LOU STANIFER - age 49, of Speedwell, Tenn., was born March 7, 1949 and passed away at her home April 7, 1998. She was a member of Braden's Chapel Baptist Church in Speedwell, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack D. Standifer. She is survived by her husband, Ivo Brantley of Speedwell, Tenn.; son, Jack Brantley of Speedwell, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Liana Eldridge of New Tazewell, Tenn.; daughter, Renee Lax of Clarksville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; mother, Norma Jean Standifer of Tazewell, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Steve Lewis of New Tazewell, Tenn.; sister, Betsy Liford of Jonesville, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Kathy Standifer of Tazewell, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Braden Chapel Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service following at 8:30 p.m. with Rev. J.C. Monday and Rev. Leroy Braden officiating and Vickie Edwards and Charlotte Wilson singing. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday at Chittum's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers: Drek Edwards, Trevor Bean, Joe Liford, Ernie Mac Clawson, Thomas Harrison, Mike McNeil. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
BRIGHT, TENNIE JENKINS - 87, of 15600 Steekee Rd., Loudon, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Loudon Health Care. Member of Corinth Baptist Church for over 70 years. Preceded in death by husband, Jake Bright; parents, Lige and Jane Pass Jenkins; son, Herman Bright; brothers, Rube, Mack, Walter and Bob Jenkins; sisters, Emma Bright and Lillie Jenkins. Survivors: daughter, Imogene Garthwaite, Loudon; sons, Verlin and wife, Mary Bright, Douglasville, Ga., Terry and A.W. (Chigger) Bright, Loudon; granddaughters, Shannon (Greg) Garrison and Peggy Bright, Douglasville, Ga., Jennifer Bright, Savannah, Ga., Julie Bright, Loudon, Renee (Patrick) Barry, San Antonio, Texas; grandsons, Abbie Garthwaite of Scottsboro, Ala., Shane and James Bright of Douglasville, Ga., Tim (Paulisha) Bright of Louisville, Tenn., Tony (Andrea) Bright, Loudon and Chris Bright of Lenoir City; great-grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Garrison, Kyle and Cole Bright; special niece, Lois Kerr, Knoxville and several other nieces and nephews; special friends, Reba Thompson, Shirley Bright, Pauline Brown, David Sherrill and Kate Kirkland. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Corinth Baptist Church, Rev. Joe Caldwell, Rev. Jon Henson and Rev. Bobby Lawson officiating. Body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Interment Corith Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Loudon Funeral Home.
CAMPBELL, MARJORIE BRADLEY - age 80, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Farragut Health Care. Member Erin Presbyterian Church. Member of the Embroidery Guild, Chi Omega Sorority. Retired school teacher with Knox County Systems for 22 years. Graduate of The University of Tennessee. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur W. (Cotton) Campbell. Survivors: daughters, Sally Campbell, Knoxville and Susan Campbell Roe, Exeter, N.H.; grandchildren, K.C. Whitlow, Jennifer Roe, Jason Roe, William Head, Sara Head; great-grandchildren, James Whitlow and Emily Whitlow; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Erin Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Stuart officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8906 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919. Family will receive friends following the service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
CHURCHILL, LUCIUS E. - of Knoxville, departed this life on Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
DOCKINS, SARA (LYNN) - age 68, of Fountain City, died 7:37 a.m. (CST) Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a member of Flint Gap Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge.
DOUGHTY, MR. WILLIS HENRY, JR. - of North Main Street, Greeneville, Tennessee, died early Wednesday morning, April 8, 1998, at Greeneville West Healthcare Center after a lingering illness of several years. He was a graduate of Greeneville High School and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1928 with a degree in electrical engineering. After graduating from college, he entered the family business, Doughty-Stevens Company, consisting of Doughty-Stevens Furniture and Hardware and Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, founded by his grandfather in 1892. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Greeneville Exchange Club, Link Hills Country Club and Greene County Foundation. He was an ardent member of Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, having joined in 1916 and remained a devoted member, being made an elder. He is survived by a sister, Nancy Doughty of the home and a brother, Richard Harrison Doughty; two nephews, Joseph Roy Hickerson, III and James Willis Hickerson, all of Greeneville. Surviving great-nieces and nephews are James Willis Hickerson, Jr., Richard Doughty Hickerson, both of Greeneville, Tenn., Joseph Roy Hickerson, IV, John Douglas Hickerson, Kelly Phillips, Jan Keller, all of Birmingham, Ala.; one great-great-niece, Lindsay Allison Phillips of Birmingham, Ala.; two great-great-nephews, Richard J. Keller of Birmingham, Ala. and Brent Allen Hickerson of Greeneville, Tenn. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, at the Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church with interment to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Rev. James W. Lively will officiate. The body will be taken to the church one hour preceding the service. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon and from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenspace Project of Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to the Dickson-Williams Mansion Fund.
EDWARDS, DONNIE - age 51, died Tuesday at his home. He was a graduate of Austin High School and served in the U.S. Air Force for 27 years and received many honors and decorations to include Meritorious Service Metal, Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Achievement Medal and many others. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by parents, Lonnie and Lutricia Edwards and sister, Ramona Clevenger. He is survived by present wife, Mitzi Edwards; former wife, Carolyn Wilkerson, mother of his children, Michael Johnson, Kim (Larry) Mooney, Jeanette (Thomas) Morris, Sabrina Johnson, Carol (Robert) Winton, Donna (Scott) Smyre, and Donnie (Ivana) Edwards, all of Knoxville; stepchildren, Shawn and Jonah Jackson of Maryville; sisters, Ann Rodgers, Joyce (Phillip) Jordan of Knoxville, Estella Armstrong and Ruby Massey of Arizona; 13 grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews; devoted friends are SMSGT Curt Trent, TSG Daniel Margelowsky, MSG Jerry Williams, MSG Alan Cummins, MSG Sam Forrester, MSG Tony Taylor, SRA David Knable, MSG Ret. Paul Barnett. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Foothills Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. O.W. Willis, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the funeral the family will assemble at 910 Graves St., Knoxville.
FEASTER, LUCILLE VIVIAN GOLDEN - age 96, of North Knoxville, died Tuesday evening, April 7, 1998. She was a member of City View Baptist Church. Mrs. Feaster was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, D.R. Feaster and a son, Wendell Feaster. Her survivors include daughter, Mavis Conrad of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Feaster of Memphis; grandchildren, Patty Hong and Cynthia Brewer of Knoxville, Tom Feaster and Laurie Harwell of Memphis; great-grandchildren, Kristen and Tim Hong, Andrea and Tricia Brewer, Amy, Ashley, and Zach Harwell, and Ross Feaster, Emily and Charles Gray; as well as several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel by 10:30 a.m. Friday to travel in procession to Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Gene Hurley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to City View Baptist Church, 2311 Fine Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
FORTENBERRY, JOSEPH HOWARD ''JOE'' - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. He was a retired Glazier of 40 years. He was proud to serve in the United States Navy from 1942-1946 on board the ''Fighting Lady'' the USS Yorktown. Preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Violet Fortenberry; sister, Beulah Watson; brother, Harrison Fortenberry. He is survived by his wife, Marie Jeffers Fortenberry; daughter, Linda Kitts; son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Kat Fortenberry; son, Lonnye Fortenberry; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Chris Cameron; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; first wife, Jane Johnson Fortenberry, mother of his children. He was also blessed with loving family members and special friends. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, at Fortenberry-Underwood Cemetery on Kodak Road for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Dr. Scott Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
GOLDSMITH, LOIS ELLISON - age 92, of Hopkinsville, Ky., native of Williamsburg, Ky., died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Shannondale Assisted Living Center, Knoxville, Tenn. Longtime member of First Baptist Church, Hopkinsville, Ky. and former member of First Baptist Church, Williamsburg, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Dr. C.G. and Rachel Mahan Ellison and was one of the oldest living graduates of Cumberland College and a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. During the war she worked for the American Red Cross, performing for many servicemen. Preceded in death by husband, Fred I. Goldsmith. Survivors: nieces, Mrs. Jo Cochran, Mrs. Carol Dickinson, both of Knoxville and Mrs. Virginia Pollette of Lexington, Ky.; nephews, Stewart Rueh of Indianapolis, Ind., Don Dickinson of Savannah, Ga., James Dickinson of Montclair, Fla. and William G. Hall of Lexington, Ky.; several great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Highland Cemetery in Williamsburg, Ky. for a 1 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Dixie Petrey officiating. Memorials may be made to Cumberland College, Main Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769 or Shannondale Retirement Home, 801 Vanosdale Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
HENDERSON, MALIK ALEXANDER - 2 years old, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at 2:30 a.m. at his home from a lengthy illness. He leaves to cherish fond memories: loving mother, Kimberly Gianna Henderson; father, Billy L. Williams, Jr.; grandparents, Raymond, Jr. and Julia Henderson, Terrance and Joyce Adams; brothers, Michael Kelley and Billy Williams; sister, Brandy Shelton; uncles and aunts, Stephon and Tonya Henderson, Hyattsville, Md., Terrance Henderson, James Hill and Manquel Adams; a host of other family and friends to include Sequanda Powell, Jo Bennett, Thelma Brown and Hospice, Housecall, YMCA of Knoxville and Birth to 3 program of Maryville. Services to be held Saturday, April 11, 1998, 4 p.m. at St. Peters Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Raymond Henderson, Jr. officiating, assisted by Elder A.C. Dixon. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The body may be viewed after 12 noon Friday at Foothills Funeral Home.
HOLT, MR. ROBERT LEE - age 74, of New Tazewell, passed away 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Greens Chapel Baptist Church, Knoxville. Survivors: sister, Marie Holt; brothers, Bruce, Gene and Ray Holt, all of New Tazewell, Johnny and Henry Holt, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Hubert Epperson officiating. Interment Big Barren Cemetery. Pallbearers: Carl E. Holt, Lee Porter Holt, Eugene Holt, Jr., Harold Ray, Junior Hurst, Leonard Ray Dyer. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
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 six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. 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. with Rev. Billy Bell officiating. Arrangements by McCarty Evergreen, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
LEWIS, EMMA FRANKENBERG - age 90, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Shannondale Health Care Center. A charter member of First Lutheran Church, Sunday school teacher, pianist and choir member of many years., Preceded in death by husband, W.P. (Bill) Lewis and brothers, Alfred, Henry and Charles. Survivors: sister, Elizabeth Frankenberg of Knoxville; brother, Louis E. Frankenberg of Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. John P. Schulz officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
McKAMEY, LINDON (LYNN) RAY - 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 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.
MORRISON, MARIE L. - age 71, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hosptial. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Phyllis Laforenza and brother, Michael Laforenza. Survivors include her son, John McKnight and wife, Marcie McKnight of Marvyille and sister, Josephine Ramsen of New York, N.Y. Ms. Morrison wish was to be cremated. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Foundation. Arrangements by Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville.
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. 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 with Rev. Leonard Goins and Rev. Ernest Costner officiating. Pallbearers will be Johnny Shumate, Jim West, L.C. Pascel, Derick Shumate, Paul McDaniels and Donnie Pittman. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
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 Sevier 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 and Hazel 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 Thursday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery with Dr. Ron Stewart officiating. Honorary Pallbearer: Dr. Max Proffitt. Pallbearers: Steve Proffitt, Earnie Proffitt, Ronnie Proffitt, Jody Proffitt, Ray Proffitt, Joe R. King, Herman Love. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
RICE, NINA MAPLES - age 78, of the North Hills Community died suddenly 6:08 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Church Street United Methodist Church, member and teacher of the Christian Home Sunday School class, past president of the Knoxville District of the United Methodist Women and Church Street United Methodist Women, and was a lay minister of Church Street United Methodist Church speaking at over 50 United Methodist Churches in Knox County. She was a member and past president of the YWCA Board, Ossoli Circle, City Association of Women's Clubs, vice regent of the Bonny Kate Daughters of the American Revolution. Past president and member of the North Hills Garden Club. Survivors: husband, Edwin K. Rice, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ruth and Raymond T. Noble, Knoxville, Robert B. Jr. and Bessie Atkins, Decherd, Tenn., Joe Paul and Kay Atkins, Knoxville, Jerry H. and Pat Atkins, Cleveland, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Charles E. Maples, Las Vegas, Nevada; several nieces and nephews. The body will lie in state from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Church Street United Methodist Church with funeral service to follow at 10:30 a.m., Rev. William Fowler officiating. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Christian Home Sunday School class of Church Street United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made to Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The family will receive friends 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
ROBERTS, MRS. FLORENCE KREIS - age 99, of Harriman, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, in the Lifecare Center of Wartburg. She was preceded in death by husbands, Ray Goad and O.C. Roberts. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John D. and Billie Goad of Knoxville; granddaughter, Carol Jordan of Ashland City, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren; step-grandson, David Grigsby of Knoxville; step-granddaughter, Mildred Sparks of Harriman. Funeral services will be Friday morning, April 10, 1998, 11 a.m. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg with Rev. Michael Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Wartburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg.
SCOTT, MRS. LOLA KATE- age 83, of Powell, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by 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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
SMITH, GRADY W. - age 80, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 7, 1998, at Loudon Hospital. Grady was a member of First Baptist Church, Avery Lodge #593 F.& A.M. and Teamsters Local 519. Retired from Union Carbide Y-12. A veteran of World War II serving with the Army. A lifetime member of the Loudon County Rescue Squad. An avid guitarist and antique collector. Preceded in death by wife, Lois Bandy Smith; stepson, David N. Glidewell. Survivors: wife, Virginia D. Smith; daughters, Mary Lorene Kirk of Bradford, Norma Jean Miller of Hollywood, Fla.; stepdaughter, Carol Cable of Lenoir City; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Early Smith of Gainesboro, Owen Smith of Murfreesboro; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Doug Alexander officiating. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday, Loudon County Memorial Gardens conferred by Avery Lodge. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Loudon County Rescue Squad. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
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. Entombment and graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Kenny Shinliver officiating. 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. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
TAYLOR, DEWEY RAYMOND (DOC) - age 65, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 1998. He was retired from Simplex Time Recorder Company of Knoxville. Survivors: wife, Charlotte Taylor of Knoxville; sons, Mark A. Taylor of Kingston, Michael Ray and wife, Carmen Taylor of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kristie and Mattie Taylor; mother, Evy Lou Hurst of Kingston. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Roy Graves officiating. Burial 11 a.m. Friday in Kingston Memorial Gardens.
THOMPSON, MARGARET C. (RITA) - age 87, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at her home. Former senior vice president of Wood Agency Realtors, secretary for Phil Jones Oil Company, director of the Rationing Board during World War II. Preceded in death by husband, A.T. Thompson; daughter, Monte Jane Thompson; father, Harry H. Connelly; and mother, Monte S. Connelly; seven brothers and sisters. Survivors: special great-niece, Susan Wood Reider; nephews, Pat, Mike and Jerry Wood; nieces, Kay Blanc, Nancy Beeler, Betty Koon, Bobbi Garrison, Marilyn Lawhon, Jackie Rushing, Patricia Shetterly, Ann Connelly; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Saint James Episcopal Church, Rev. Joseph H. Ballard, Jr. officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: great-nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Friends may call at their convenience at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
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.
WOOLARD, EVERETT O. - 68, of New Market, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Jefferson Assembly of God. Survived by wife, Jean Woolard of New Market; son, Darrell Woolard; grandson, Brice Woolard, both of Jefferson City; sisters, Maurice Brock of Jefferson City, Olivia and Pauline Hickman of Knoxville, Shirley Riddle of New Market and Dorothy Ketner of Dandridge; brothers, Harold and Bob Woolard of New Market; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Jefferson Assembly of God with Rev. Jack Elean III and Brother John Shoemake officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Garden. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
WRIGHT, DR. C. ELDON - age 95, a native of Nashville, Tenn., and a resident of Daphne, Ala., passed away April 7, 1998, in Alabama. Graduate of Carson Newman College and Southern Theological Seminary and received an honorary doctorate at Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Ky. He had pastored Baptist churches in Winchester, Watertown and Clinton, Tenn. He had been associated with the asdmistration at Carson Newman College and for many years involved with the United Methodist student loan. 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.