Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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BACON, WILLIAM - age 88 of Loudon, passed away Thursday, April 9, 1998 at Baptist Hospital. Born August 27, 1909, in Lynn, Mass., to the late Edith Jane Chubb and Stanley Bacon. Graduate of the University of Missouri and Syracuse University. He was successively appointed public library administrator in several cities, including Erie, Pa. and Toledo and Columbus, Ohio. He was a well known philatelist and expert on stamp forgeries and a 50- year member of the American Philatelic Society. Survived by his wife of more than 64 years, Ruth Stevenson Bacon; sons and daughters-in-law, William S. and Constance Allen-Bacon of Tucson, Az., James S. and Linda Bacon of Loudon, Tenn.; daughter, Marcia G. Scott of Buffalo, NY.; 11 grandchildren; 3 great granchildren. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, April 13 with services to follow at 7:30 p.m. McGill-Karnes Chapel. Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Interment to be in Angola, NY. Family requests memorial gifts be made to Mr. Bacon's favorite charity: CARE, P.O. Box 13677, Philadelphia, Pa 191012D9027. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon in charge of the arrangements. 

BELL, DR. SPENCER Y. - age 84, passed away Friday, April 10, 1998 at Ft. Sanders Regional. A member and former chairman board of Stewards of Central United Methodist Church and a member Married Couples Class, member of Old General Hospital staff and former staff member of Ft. Sanders, St. Mary's, East Tenn. Baptist, U.T. Memorial, East Tenn. Childrens, and East. Tenn. Chest Disease Hospitals. Member of American and Tenn. Medical Association, Knoxville Academy of Medicine, Tenn. Society of Anesthesiology, American Thoratic Society, American and Tenn. Valley Academy of General Practice, and South Eastern Surgical Congress. Attended pre-med at University of Tennessee. Four years as a medical officer on active duty in the Navy in the South Pacific during WWII, including Guam and Iwo Gima campaigns where he was Chief of Surgery Division of the Third Marine Division Hospital and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Stokes Bell; sons, James Spencer Bell, M.D. and John Spencer Bell. Survivors: loving wife of 61 years, Virginia McClain Bell; daughter, Virginia Suzanne Bell Wright; grandsons, Albert John Bell, Spencer McClain Wright, Evan Douglas Bell, James Spencer Bell, III; granddaughter, Katherine Powers; and great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Tuesday for a 10 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Dan Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Central United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BROWN, BEULAH - age 67, of Powell, passed away April 9, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by parents, Rosher and Tennie Burress; sister, Susie Hall. Survived by her beloved husband of 44 years, Johnny Brown; brother, Abe Burress of Coalfield; sisters, Pearl Hood of Knoxville and Trula Seiber of Powell. Funeral Service 8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Weaver's Chapel. Revs. Luke Ward and John Seiber officiating. The family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery Monday for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

DeMARCUS, JAMES M. - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. DeMarcus was a member of Byrams Fork Baptist Church, and also a member of the Blue Grass Association. Born May 20, 1916 in Harlan County, Ky., to the late Joseph Allen and Alice Moore DeMarcus. Preceded in death by his wife, Ethel DeMarcus; and by sons, James Wesley, Don and Lonnie DeMarcus. Survivors: son, Mack and wife, Joann DeMarcus of Knoxville; daughters, Barbara and husband Bill Miller of Ocean Springs, Miss., Sue and husband, George Miller of Knoxville, Pat and husband, Dennis Shipman of Knoxville, Tenn; special friend, Senta Greene of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Rose DeMarcus of Dallas, Texas; son-in-law, Ira Charkosky of Avon Park, Fla.; sisters, Margaret Owen of Liberty, Mo., Lillian Rhea of Powell; sister-in-law, Edith DeMarcus of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The service will be Sunday, April 12 at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clyde Gray officiating. Interment will be at King Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 Saturday at the funeral home. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

FOSTER, JO ANN - age 63, of Knoxville, passed away April 10, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Hospital after an extended illness. Will be sadly missed by brother, Paul Foster; niece, Katherine Ewing and husband, Andy. She was Nana to Jason, Julie and Jenny Ewing. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

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. Survivors: husband of 51 years, Ray Dockins; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Greg Little, Linda and Rich Wilson, all of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Denise Dockins, Abingdon, Va., Ronnie and Sharon Dockins, Knoxville; grandchildren, Randy and Kenny Dockins, Matthew Little, Andy and Jake Wilson; step-grandchildren, Brandon and Daniel McGeorge; great-grandchild, Amber Dockins; sister, Bobbie Hubbs, Maryville; brother, Bud Randolph. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Stevens Chapel, Rev. William Bradley and Rev. Kyle Cate officiating. Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery. Pallbearers: Randy and Kenny Dockins, Mike and Randy Randolph, Wayne Croley and Dan Dockins. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

HART, MILDRED R. (EAUTE) - age 60, of Mascot, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 9, 1998, at home. Life long native of Knox County, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She believed in the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father, Frank Lewelling. Survived by husband, Carl L. Hart; son, Allen Hart and wife, Linda; daughter, Janet and husband, William Cloninger; grandchildren, Allen, Jr. and wife, Kristie Stacy Hart; great-grandson, Caleb Allen Hart; one sister; three brothers; mother, Elizabeth Lewelling; several nieces, nephews and other family members also survive. Family and friends will meet at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel Sunday at 12:15 p.m. and proceed to Roseberry Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service with Rev. David Railey officiating. Pallbearers: Dan Allen, Jr., Alex Pack, Harvey Chamberlain, Eddie Chamberlain, James Miller, and Randy Chamberlain. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. 

HARVEY, JOHN THOMAS (TOMMY) - age 71, of the Dogwood Community, Kingston, passed away Friday afternoon at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. 

HENSLEY, MR. EARL JUNIOR - age 58, of Bull Run Road, Luttrell, passed away 11:43 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of New Friendship Baptist Church and was the son of the late Everett and Betty Sharp Hensley. Survivors: sisters, Virginia Sweet, Barbara Ann Wyrick, Linda Carroll, Cindy Buckner, all of Luttrell; Susie Hensley, Lisa Hensley, both of Knoxville; brothers, Edward Carroll, Kenneth Carroll, both of Luttrell, Ricky Hensley of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Eddie Williams, Rev. Tim Muncey officiating. Interment Beeler Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jonathan Wyrick, Joey Carroll, Robert Carroll, Johnny Sweet, Doug Carroll, Bud Hensley. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

JOHNSON, FRANCES (DEAR DEAR) -age 71, departed this life April 9, 1998 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She had been a faithful member of the Southeast Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hillmon Johnson, Sr. Survivors: children, Hillmon (Brenda) Johnson, Jr., Peggy Jackson and Firson Johnson, Knoxville; Ann Gaines of Georgia; grandchildren, Buster Johnson, Kevin Jackson, Kristy Gaines and Kenitra Johnson; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Taylor, Virginia; Katherine (Percy) Bell, Illinois; Bleaker Thomas and Jackie Marshall, Knoxville; brothers, Kenneth (Grazia) Mostella, North Carolina, and Frank Mostella, Florida; sisters-in-law, Johnetta Wilson and Margrett Smith, both of Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, Tom Ragland of Knoxville; a host of nieces and nephews, to include Billy Johnson and many friends. Her remains are at Highland South Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Monday from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services to be at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Highland South Cemetery. Highland South Funeral Home 5732D7300. 

MACKEY, RANDY DONALD - age 41, of Prince George, Va. passed away April 2, 1998. He grew up in Oak Ridge, Tenn., having moved there from Morristown at an early age. In the United States Navy, Randy served on the Kamehameha, the Francis Scott Key and the Tecumseh as a nuclear power sonar engineer. He was baptized at an early age and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. A 1974 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, he later attended East Tennessee State University. Randy was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Donald Mackey in 1956; his maternal grandparents, Elbert F. ''Cap'' and Effie F. Weems; paternal grandparents, Bill Mackey and Lissie S. Mackey; paternal uncle, Billy Mackey. Survivors include wife, Kim L. Mackey; sons, Jeremy David Mackey and Randall Aaron Mackey of Prince George, Va.; mother, Joyce W. Mackey of Morristown; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Jane Mackey; nephews, Justin and Joshua Mackey of Columbia, Md.; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial services 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, in the chapel at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Dr. J.R. McKinney officiating. The family of Randy Donald Mackey will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Monday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. 

NEWMAN, IRENE LAWHORN - age 84, died Thursday, April 9, 1998. Member of Cumberland Baptist Church and Gleamer's Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband of 62 years, Paul M. Newman, Sr.; brothers, James and Taylor Lawhorn; sisters, Nannie Chamblis, Sarah Terry, Mary Russell, Martha Cross, Eulah Tipton, and Lucy Burgin. Survived by sons and daughters-in-laws, Paul M. Newman, Jr. and Linda Newman, Danny and Evelyn Newman; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Bob Palmer, Martha and David Hoffmeister; brothers, Bill and Carl Lawhorn; sister, Bertha Brown, ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cumberland Baptist Church with Rev. Hershel Chevallier officiating. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cumberland Baptist Church Building Fund. Family will receive friends 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cumberland Baptist Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

O'NEAL, LEMON (L.B.)- went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, April 8, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae; children, Juanita, Leonard, Wilma, Shirley; grandson, Michael, Jr. Survived by sister, Geneva Askie; sons, Sanford, Theodore, Michael; daughters, Geraldine Cody, Carolyn (George) Foster, Sandra (Kit) Floyd, Faye O'Neal; grandchildren, Marshall, Sheila, Christy, Tiffany, Kamesa, Dereke Lemon, Kristy, Denisha, Tracy, Shatar, Crystal, Brandon, Eboni; great-grandchildren, Antwain, Shantel, Brandon, Courtney, Jeremiah, Cameron, Javanda. Family friends, Natasha O'Neal, Murcy O'Neal, Paul Cody; a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Monday, April 13, 11:30 a.m., funeral to follow at Bethel A.M.E. Church. Rev. Michael Broadnax officiating, assisted by Rev. Richard Brown. Interment Holly Hills Memorial Park. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

SHARP, ELLA VIOLET - age 67, of Luttrell, passed away 4:20 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. Member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Order of the Easter Star Corryton Chapter #337. Preceded in death by parents: Thomas Raymond and Pearl Odell Sharp; sisters, Onieta Cooper, Ruby Cooper, Conzada Corum, Estell Rutherford; brother, J.C. Sharp. Beloved mother of Dwight L. Rutherford; David G. and Deliea C. Lyons; step-daughter, Sheila Morgan; granddaughter, Delaina Jo Rutherford, all of Luttrell; loving sister and brother-in-law, Katheryn and Jim Black, Maynardville; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Special thanks to Helen Clowers and Leigh Patterson. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Perry Mason officiating. Interment 4 p.m. Sunday, Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Gordon Rutherford, Greg Atkins, Keith Nease, Kelvin Nease, Tony Williams, Chris Corum. Honorary pallbearers: Bobby Taft, Terry McGinnis. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville in charge. 

SHULTZ, CHARLES P. - age 68, of Powell, passed away Friday afternoon at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mynatt's. 

SOLOMON, KENNETH RAY - age 55, of South Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 9, 1998, at his home. He was a loving husband, father and pappaw. He will be sadly missed by wife, Louvena Solomon; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and John Foster, Kim and D.C. Tipton; son, Kenny Solomon; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Kristy Solomon; grandchildren, Ashley and Jessica Solomon, Vanessa and Dalton Tipton, Chuck Hancock and Tiffany Foster; devoted aunt, Katherine Collins; devoted sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law, Diane and Larry Downey, and Shirley and Jim Mooney; brothers, Richard and Joe Solomon; devoted friend, Larry Bailey. Family and friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home and proceed to Asbury Cemetery for a 2:30 graveside service with Rev. A.J. Crawford and Rev. Joe McCoy officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

STEWART, REV. PAUL D. - age 78, of North Knox County, died Thursday, April 9, 1998. He was a member of Swan's Chapel Baptist Church and had owned and operated Stewart Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. after a career in Oak Ridge as a union local sheet metal worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha; and stepson, James DeBord, Jr. Rev. Stewart is survived by his three sisters, Edna Hunsucker, Pearl Warwick and Nell Mantooth, all of Knoxville; stepchildren, Millie Grelson of St. Cloud, Minn., Joyce Brewer and Arnold DeBord of Knoxville, Earnie DeBord of Sevierville, Betty Selvidge of Roswell, Ga., and Barbara Griffin of Halls. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Elbert Kitts officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

TUCK, JOE F. - age 86 of Greenback, died at 8:37 a.m., Friday, April 10, 1998, at the family home. He was of the Methodist faith. He was preceded in death by: son, Wesley Robert Tuck; daughter, Margaret Smith. Survivors include: wife, Alberta M. Tuck; daughter & son-in-law, Joyce & Carl Tipton of Chattanooga, Tenn.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Tip Tuck and Frank Tuck both of Maryville, Tenn.; sisters, Alice Sanders of Maryville, Tenn., and Edith Clark of Greenback, Tenn. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, April 12, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. R. L. Hammontree officiating. Interment will be following the funeral service at Grandview Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday April 12, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements. 

WALKER, MARY ESTHER - age 90, of Maryville, died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include: husband of 66 years, Charles Edward Walker of Maryville; niece and husband, Nancy Ellen and Ron Sizemore of Oliver Springs; nephew and wife, Ralph M. and Janet Crass of Johnson City. Family and friends will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday at Grandview Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Danny Davis and Rev. Ralph Crass officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

WILLIAMS, ESLEY, R. - age 84 of Friendsville, died Friday, April 10, 1998 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was a member of the Baptist faith, retired from ALCOA, a member of the 25 Year Service Club and a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marcelle Williams. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Maurine Williams, Alan and Nancy Williams, all of Friendsville, Marshall and Laurie Williams of Walland; son, Tom Williams of Friendsville; daughters and son-in-laws, Judy and Allen Carpenter of Friendsville, Gail and Bill Glandon of Pigeon Forge; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Dave Williams of Maryville. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dewey Morton officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coghill Baptist Church Cemetery in Etowah for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

WORTH, JIMMY EDWARD, SR. - age 61, of Sevierville, died Thursday, April 9, 1998. Mr. Worth was an Army Veteran. Survivors: sons, Jimmy Edward Worth, Jr. of Georgia, Dennis Worth of Georgia; four grandchildren; sisters, Wilma Hurst, Nina Reneau. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Wells officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday in Burchfiel Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

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