Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BATES, ANITA BANCROFF - age 94, formerly of Dearborn, Mich., passed away April 11, 1998, at Shannondale. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Mary B. and Robert C. Drew of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Carolyn Koroa of Knoxville, Larry Drew and Mindy Laverty, both of St. Louis; great-grandchild, Bobby Koroa. Private burial will be held in Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Salvation Army, 409 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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 Wright, 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 and Rev. David Trotter 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. 

BOWEN, DAVID MICHAEL - age 50, of Knoxville, died 7:05 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. Member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Gail Bowen; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Niko Burghardt, all of Knoxville; daughter, Guinevere Gage; sons, Zackary Bowen, Danny Rhubeck, all of Portland, Oregon, Kevin Stevens, Michigan; granddaughter, Gracie Burghardt, Knoxville; parents, J.E. and Polly Bowen, Houghton Lake, Mich.; sisters, Peggy Riordan, Detroit, Mich., Ginny Bowen, Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Paul Bowen, Detroit, Mich., Joseph B. Bowen, North Carolina. Memorial service 7 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church, Blacksferry Road, Karns, Rev. David Stooksbury officiating. 

BROCK, TAMMY ROSE - age 39 of Knoxville passed away Friday, April 10, 1998 at U.T. Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

CLAPP, MRS. PEARL BORN - age 74, of Knoxville, died 8:45 p.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, at Jefferson City Health and Rehab Center. Member of Central Baptist Church and a PTA lifetime member. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Russell Lawson; grandson, David Lawson, all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment with Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's - Knoxville Area Chapter, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920; or to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 433 Sevier Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

CLAWSON, HUBERT T. - age 96, of LaFollette, passed away Saturday, April 11, 1998, at LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of Well Spring United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Harriet Carroll Clawson. He was a retired farmer. Survivors: sister, Arletta Leach, Ohio; special niece, Jean Henson and husband Jess Henson, LaFollette; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Cross Chapel, Rev. Charles (Jack) Goins, Rev. Bill Braden officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Monday, Well Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

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. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

ELDRIDGE, MR. MORGAN - age 69, of Rt. 5, Tazewell, passed away Friday at Lee County Community Hospital, Pennington Gap, Va. Funeral service incomplete. Coffey in charge. 

GARLAND, AUDINE TAYLOR - age 78, of Maryville, died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at her home. She was born in Cades Cove and was a descendant of the early settler John Oliver. She was a member of Laws Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Harvey Garland; parents, George and Hassell Taylor. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Elder Clarence Hicks of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Sharon Garland of Maryville; grandson, Brandon Hicks of Maryville; granddaughter, Heather Witte of Boise, Idaho; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elder Hoyle Taylor and wife Mayme of Walland, Elder Charles Taylor and wife Agnes of Lenoir City, Rev. Earl Taylor and wife Lucille of Maryville, Ray Taylor and wife Betty of Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Ralph Sharp of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Clarence Hicks and Elder Danny McKee officiating. The interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at McCammons-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

GIBSON, DEE THOMAS - age 85, of Sevierville, died Friday, April 10, 1998. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church for over 60 years. Preceded in death by parents, Martha Tarwater Thomas and Marion Thomas; husband, Doyle L. Gibson; son, Jerry T. Gibson; sisters, Jane Gibson, Ada Geneva Criddle and Bonnie Thomas; brothers, Otha Thomas, John Thomas and James Thomas; half sister, Lena Gibson; half brothers, Luther Thomas and Hubert Thomas. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Lynn and Joseph Miles; daughter-in-law, Joanne Gibson; grandchildren, Valerie Creswell, Cheryl Jacobson, Jan Parrott, Joey Gibson, Jerry T. Gibson, II; great-grandchildren, Matthew Gibson, Phillip Gibson, Shelby Jacobson, Logan Jacobson, Olivia Rose Jacobson; sister, Zula Parton; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Katherine Thomas; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Ernie Coleman and Rev. John Tarwater officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday in Shiloh Cemetery, Pigeon Forge. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home. 

HARVEY, JOHN THOMAS (TOM) - age 70, of the Dogwood community, Kingston, passed away Friday afternoon, April 10, 1998, at his home. Tom was a member of Cave Creek Missionary Baptist Church and VFW Post 10896. Retired from Maremont. A veteran of the Korean conflict serving with the Army. Preceded in death by parents, Jackson and Betty Hall Harvey; brother, Martin Harvey; sister, Hester Mae Harvey. Survivors: wife, Blanche Farmer Harvey; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Patricia Harvey, Dean and Sheila Harvey, all of Kingston; grandchildren, Mike and wife Shari, Donnie and wife Dana, Tessia and Chad; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Shelby, Taylor and Kayla; brothers and sisters-in-law, George Harvey, Clyde Harvey, Frank and Betty Harvey, all of the Cave Creek community, Kingston, Avery and Betty Harvey of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jackie Bunch and Rev. Donnie Hill officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Mike Davis, Ray Patterson, John Garner, Burl Allison, James Crox and Shawn Dunsmore. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

HAWORTH, RUBY J. - age 61, of New Market passed away Friday, April 10, 1998, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of Magnavox with 33 years of service. Past worthy matron of Holston Chapter #384 OES. Survived by husband, Carl M. (Tom) Haworth; son, Richard M. Haworth, both of New Market; mother, Mabel Cox of Knoxville; half-sisters, Rose, Ann, Shirley and Pat; half-brothers, Perry (Bud), Adam, Amos, Darrell and Roy; several nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ola Mae and R.H. Everhart of New Market; special friend, Barbra Joe McCoig of Jefferson City. Funeral service Monday 8 p.m. First Baptist Church of Dandridge with Dr. Robert D. McCray officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jefferson Memorial Garden. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

HOPE, ELIZABETH ANN CHRISTIAN - age 48, of 700 Roberts Road, Loudon, died Saturday. Member of First Baptist Church. Wife of Gregory Hope. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Loudon Funeral Home. 

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. 

JOINER, MRS. ALVIN YOUNG - of 1109 Beaman Lake Road, departed this life April 11, 1998, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

KING, JAMES WALTER - age 81, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 11, 1998. He was a World War II veteran. Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Pauline King; son, Larry King; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald (Pete) and Kathy King, all of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, DeVonna (Bonnie) and Bill Mathis of North Carolina; brothers, Otis King of Knoxville and Bob King of Talbott, Tenn.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Mynatt's. 

LINDSAY, L.D. - age 73, of West Knoxville, died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of West Lonsdale Baptist Church where he served as choir director for over 30 years, deacon, chairman of ushers. He was retired from U.S. Postal Service with over 29 years service. Current member of K-Trans Board and usher board at the University of Tennessee. Member of Charles McKinney Lodge and an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, L.S., Sr. and Mary Jane Chitwood Lindsay; sisters, Myrtle Sharp, Ethel Dagley, Ruby Sims; brothers, Claude, Herbert and Ralph Lindsay. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Juanita Miller Lindsay; children, Dwight and Tammy Lindsay, Old Hickory, Tenn., Chris and Michele Lindsay, Knoxville; grandchildren, Courtney, Cassidy, Canaan, Olivia and Quinton Lindsay; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday, West Lonsdale Baptist Church, Rev. Bruce Robinson, Rev. T.M. Cody, Rev. Leon Mayo officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment service. Pallbearers: Louie Harris, Bill Fair, Ken Ford, Don Byrd, Jim Jones, Ivan Harmon, Charlie Roberts and Bill Campbell. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Jacob Bradsher, deacons of West Lonsdale Baptist Church and members of the usher board of West Lonsdale Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to West Lonsdale Baptist Church Building Fund, 2720 Dayton St., Knoxville, TN 37921. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at West Lonsdale Baptist Church. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge. 

LONG, GLEN T. - age 54, of Dutch Valley community in Clinton, Tenn., passed away Friday, April 10, 1998, at his residence. He was a member and trustee of the First Dutch Valley Baptist Church. He had been employed by East Tennessee Trucks and Yates Construction. He was preceded in death by his father, George Lewis Long; and twin brother, Leonard Long. Survivors: wife of 32 years, Julia Smith Long, Clinton; children, April Pio and husband Donald, Oliver Springs, Amy Long, Clinton, Jordon Long, Clinton; grandchildren, Jacob Pio, Aaron Pio, Lucas Pio; mother, Oneida Jones Long, Clinton; other mother, Cynthia Smith, Clinton; sisters, Phyllis Davis and husband Jack, Clinton, Vyreida and Art Rice, Lenoir City, Sandra Jo Queener and husband Jerry, Lake City, Brenda and Jim Lawhern, Florence, Ala., Pat and husband James Throwbridge, Clinton; brothers, Levador and Anna Lou Long, Chattanooga, George Ray Long and wife Mary Sue, Lake City; special friends, Dennis and Peggy Cornett, Clinton. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 1998, at First Dutch Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Thomas and Rev. Tommy McCool officiating. Interment to follow services at R.W. Long Cemetery, Clinton. 

LUFFMAN, W.T. ''TOM'' - age 80, of Harriman, passed away Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Childs Memorial Baptist Church. Retired from Lockheed Martin in 1983. Preceded in death by parents, Jim and Emma Luffman; son, Tommy Luffman; brother, Wade Luffman. Survivors: wife, Norma Kirkland Luffman of Harriman; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and B.R. Ladd of Kingston, Patricia and Jim Gamroth of Harriman; grandchildren, Lynn and Beth Ladd of Kingston, Leanne Gamroth Sheppard of Harriman; grandson-in-law, David Sheppard of Harriman; sister, Catherine Luffman of Chattanooga; brothers, G.P. Luffman of Harriman, Paul Luffman of Harriman, Jack Luffman of Kingston. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Howard Hannah officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, Knox Area Chapter, 6408 Papermill Rd., #212, Knoxville, TN 37919; or American Heart Association Tenn. Affiliate, 1012D23 Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203. Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. 

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 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. 

MATLOCK, MARY FISHER - age 67, of Strawberry Plains, passed away at 2:59 p.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, at UT Medical Center after a six week stay. Member of Riverview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, William (Bill) and Susie Fisher; sister, Vada McMillan; brothers, W.H., Ross and Jim Fisher. Survived by husband, Charles Matlock (Mr. and Mrs. Matlock would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 17th). Other survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Don Simpson; sons, Rick and Chuck Matlock; sister, Betty Smith; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Bill Hicks, Peggy and Wayne Kerr; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Mary Fisher; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Don Ramsey officiating. The family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Trentville Cemetery for an 11 a.m. committal service. Memorials may be made to Dialysis Clinic Inc., 3734 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

McCARTT, CALVIN MOODY - age 71, of Kingston, passed away Friday, April 10, 1998, at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. He was born and raised in Harriman, and educated in the Harriman city schools. He was a longtime member of the Harriman United Methodist Church, an insurance agent for 50 years, 36 years with State Farm. He also served in Hawaii during World War II. Survivors: wife, Dorothy S. McCartt of Kingston; daughter, Mary McCartt Weyant of Clifton, Va.; son, Robert Moody McCartt of Harriman; brother, Spurgeon McCartt of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Matthew, Emily and Timothy. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, at the Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. Funeral services will begin 8 p.m. in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Reed Shell officiating. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Harriman City Cemetery. 

MILLER, JEFFREY - age 38, of Maryville, died 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, at the family home. He was a member of East Maryville Baptist Church. Survivors include parents, John E. Jr. and Joyce M. Miller; brother, John E. Miller III; grandparents, Fern L. Miller of Knoxville, Gladys I. Moneymaker of Oak Ridge. Services 8 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, with Rev. David Webster officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 1998, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

MONDAY, JAMES JEWEL - age 89, passed away Friday, April 10, 1998. Lifelong member and Deacon Emeritus New Hopewell Baptist Church. Former director of Knox County Farm Bureau. Retired from Great Atlantic Shoe Company. Lifelong member and cattleman. Preceded in death by wife, Edna Perry Monday; and parents, Jim and Mattie Monday. Survivors: son, Lynn P. Monday and wife Judy Ann; granddaughter, Emily Kristin Monday. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, April 13th in the Berry Chapel with Rev. Eric Boyer officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holly Hills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

MORTON, JUDGE LELAND CLURE - age 82, of Knoxville, died Saturday, April 11, 1998. Preceded in death by wife, Marjorie H. Morton; and parents, George Wager Morton and Birdie Myers Morton. Survived by sister, Alyse H. Morton; brother, G.W. Morton Jr.; and nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Ron Fisher officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to G.W. Morton Scholarship Fund, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

OWENS, EDITH HARVILLE - age 70, of Rutledge, passed away Friday, April 10, 1998, at Claiborne County Hospital. She was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Wayne Owens of Rutledge; brothers, James Harville of Thorn Hill and Claude Harville of Ohio; sisters, Lucy Harville of Thorn Hill and Reva Fern Day of Ohio. Survivors include husband, Odilan Owens; grandchildren, Wayne Avery of Bean Station, Christine Michelle of Morristown; brother, Calvin Eugene Harville of Franklin, Ohio; sisters, Lela Hodge of Franklin, Ohio, Lula Welch of Fairmont, West Virginia, Minnie Owens of Rutledge. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Maurice Quillen officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grainger Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening prior to the service. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

RAGLAND, MRS. ROBERTA - of 2313 Woodbine Ave., departed this life April 11, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

ROBBINS, BOBBY D. - age 63, of Long Hollow Road, Clinton, Tenn., passed away Friday at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Mr. Robbins was owner and operator of Robbins School Bus Lines in Clinton. Member of New Salem Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his father, Charles D. Robbins; father and mother-in-law, Rev. Delbert and Laura Payne; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Robbins, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones. Survivors: wife, Patsy Payne Robbins of Clinton; daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and David Parker of Powell; son, Robert D. Robbins of Nashville, Tenn.; mother, Nellie R. Robbins of Clinton; two precious grandchildren, Mindy and Joey Parker of Powell; brother, Danny Robbins of Clinton; sisters-in-law, Lois and her husband Larry Creekmore, Totsy and her husband Dennis Burress, all of Clinton; brother-in-law, Lt. Col. Retired Delbert G. and Betty Payne of Lynchburg, Tenn.; uncle, Oscar Jones of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Holley-Gamble Chapel, Rev. Mack Smith and Rev. Elmer Sharp officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Garden. Pallbearers will be school bus drivers, Dave Lance, Wade Seiber, Jack L. Sharp, Larry Creekmore, Steve Oliver, Rev. Elmer Thomas and Mike Randolph. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Templin and Andy McKamey with the Anderson County Transportation Dept. and Anderson County School Bus Contractors. Family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. 

ROGERS, ARCHIE - age 89, of Seymour, passed away Saturday morning, April 11, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Martha Farmer Rogers; sisters, Retta Reed, Caroline Bumgarner; brothers, Sam Rogers, Houlk Rogers. Survivors: sister, Ethel Couch of Dayton, Ohio; nieces, Lorine Graves of Knoxville, Catherine Henry of Philadelphia, Tenn., Della Auer of Pigeon Forge; nephews, Herbert Rogers of Maryville, Bill Graves of Knoxville, several other nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Ellejoy Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday for graveside service and interment, Rev. Curtis Keith officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

ROULETTE, ROBERT ELLIS SR. - age 52, of Maryville, died 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was employed by Ameri Steel. Preceded by mother, Alma Roulette; sister, Delores Cuen. Survivors: wife, Shirley Roulette; son, Robert Roulette Jr. of Maryville; special precious grandson, Cody Dyllan Roulette; father, Ollie Roulette of Maryville; brothers, Philip Roulette, George Potter and James Goodson, all of Maryville; mother and father-in-law, Charles and Ida Faye Goodson of Maryville. Services 8 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary, with Rev. Tommy Boring and Rev. Bo Thomas officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Laurel Bank Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

RUCKER, JACK HOWARD - age 62, of 8790 Hwy. 72-South, Loudon, died 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 1998, at his home. Member of Union Fork Creek Baptist Church. Son of the late Issac and Martha Stooksbury Rucker. Survivors: wife, Peggy Chambers Rucker; children and spouses, Jane and Ricky Bettis, Doug and Shannan Rucker; grandchildren, Brandon Bettis and Lindsey Bettis, all of Loudon; brother, I.J. Rucker and wife Fran of New Jersey; sisters, Ann Miller and husband David of Oak Ridge, Betty Ratledge and husband Joe, and Roxie Dills, Loudon, Pauline Shell of Lenoir City. Graveside services 10 a.m. Monday, Loudon County Memorial Gardens, Elder Charles Taylor officiating. Loudon Funeral Home 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 Eastern 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 and daughter-in-law Janet 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. Interment 4 p.m. Sunday, Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Rev. Perry Mason officiating. Pallbearers: Gordon Rutherford, Greg Atkins, Keith Nease, Kelvin Nease, Tony Williams, Chris Corum. Honorary pallbearers: Bobby Taft, Terry McGinnis. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

SHULTZ, CHARLES PRESTON - age 68, of Powell, passed away Friday, April 10, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Salem Baptist Church, Fountain City Lodge #757 F&AM, secretay of Halls Republican Club, served in the Navy during the Korean crisis. Preceded in death by father, Dallas Shultz; sister, Mary Ann Brewer. Survivors: wife of 46 years, Betty Ellis Shultz; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Glenn Davis, Teri and Tim Dunnavant; son and daughter-in-law, Charles, Jr. and Joy Shultz; grandchildren, David and Andy Davis, Todd and Ali Dunnavant, Taylor and Bailey Shultz, and Heather Graves; mother, Daisy Shultz; brother, Conard Shultz; sisters, Launa Barchinger and Nora Lee Childress. Service 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. John Holland officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday at Halls Memory Gardens for interment. Military honors by Volunteer State Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Adrian Nelson, Delbert Arms, Clyde Cagle, Jim Whitlock, Hollis Hill, Bob Palmer. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

SIMMONS, REV. HOLLIS - age 59, of New Tazewell, passed away Saturday morning as a result of an accident on his family. Coffey in charge. 

SMITH, MYRTLE JENKINS (AUNT SISSY) - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. Member of Stoney Point Baptist Church and a member of the Karns community. Preceded in death by husband, William P. Smith; brothers, Closs Jenkins and Sanford L. Jenkins. Survived by brothers, James Robert Jenkins and Zirkle Jenkins, both of Knoxville; nieces, Wilma Jo Sims, Faye Bishop, Mary Kelly, Reba Johnson and Betty Ann Jenkins; nephews, Eugene Jenkins, Frank Jenkins, Phillip Jenkins; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. Alan Sims officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Loudon County for a 10 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers will be Eugene Jenkins, Frank Jenkins, Phillip Jenkins, Greg Kelly, Shane Jenkins and Lynn Johnson. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

SMITH, SUSAN TILLITT - age 46, of Maryville, died Thursday, April 9, 1998 in Atlanta, Ga., after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Maryville where she was in the choir and Even Song Hand Bell Choir. She was a former board member of the Blount County YWCA and a lifelong volunteer at her children's schools. She was a graduate of Maryville High School and the University of Tennessee. She was married to Bert Smith for 19 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Marie Snethun Tillitt. Survivors include husband, Dr. Albert Hill Smith, Jr. of Maryville; daughter, Donna Marie Smith; and son, Albert Hill Smith, III of Maryville; father, Robert B. Tillitt of Roswell, Ga.; sisters and brothers, Barbara Phillips of Roswell, Ga., R. Bruce Tillitt, Jr. of Fairbanks, Alaska, Patricia Wright of Somers, New York, Scott Tillitt of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jean Rosile of Pickerington, Ohio, and Gretchen Tillitt of Bethlehem, Pa. Family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church on Monday from 12:30 - 2 p.m. The memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James R. Green officiating. A private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Susan Tillit Smith Memorial Fund at First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Rd., Maryville, TN 378012D5804. McCammons-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn. 

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. 

TATE, JOHN (BIG JOHN) - entered into eternal rest in Knoxville. The body was returned to Anthony Funeral Home, 135 South 16th St., West Memphis, Arkansas 72301. Phone number is (870) 735-8680. Funeral services and burial to be held Saturday, April 18, 1998, in Arkansas. Memorial service in Knoxville to be announced at a later date. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

TILLETT, JAMES H. - age 78, died at home Saturday, April 11, 1998. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300. 

VALENTINE, ERSIA SMALLWOOD - age 83, of Newport, died Friday following a lengthy illness. She was of the Baptist faith and had retired several years ago from Mims Clinic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Creed Valentine; children, Mary Frankie and Joseph Valentine; parents, J.W. and Sarah Gilliland Smallwood; sister, Georgia Smallwood. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Euretha and Bud Carson, Newport, Pat and Mike Hightower, Newport, Scottie and Norman Derry, Newport, Johnnie Kate and J.R. Davis, Bland, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Miriam Valentine, Dandridge, Jimmy and Patricia Valentine, Cookeville, Tenn., Robert and Vana Valentine, Marion, Va., Danny Ray and Tracy Valentine, Columbus, Ohio, Larry and Megan Valentine, Walters, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Vera Baxter, Inez Phillips, Newport, Kate and Ray Tweed, Hillsville, Va.; brother, Carl Smallwood, Newport. Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Monday at West End Baptist Church with Rev. Hal Kirk and Rev. Scott Gorrell officiating. Interment will be in Caton's Grove Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state 4:30-5 p.m. Monday prior to the service. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home. Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

VANCE, JIMMIE R. - age 78, of Strawberry Plains, passed away 9:45 a.m. Saturday at U.T. Medical Center. Member of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by husband, John L. Vance. Survived by sisters, Jeanette Hinsdale and Peggy C. Carroll; several nieces and nephews. Private graveside service Monday at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. 

WOLFENBARGER, REV. CARL - age 77, of New Market, passed away Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.


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