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BAIRD, ROBERT A. (BOBBY), III - age 50, of LaFollette, passed away Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center, Knoxville. Member of the Jacksboro First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by mother, Mrs. Carrie Baird. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Missaha Thorn Baird, LaFollette; son, Mark Robert Baird; daughter, Megan Beth Baird; father, Robert A. Baird II, all of LaFollette; sisters, Valerie Wilson, LaFollette and Susan King of Troutman, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service Wednesday, April 15, 1998, 8 p.m. Jacksboro First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Parker officiating. Family and friends will meet at Thursday 10 a.m. at Robert A. Baird Family Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday before services at Jacksboro First Baptist Church. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Jacksboro First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 220, Jacksboro, TN 37757. The Jacksboro First Baptist Church is planning a Medic Replacement Blood Drive for Bobby on Monday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the church, everyone is asked to come and contribute. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements. 

BALES, ROBERT EDDIE - age 51, died Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Harold Thomas Bales. He is survived by wife, Wanda Faye Bales; son, Robert E. Bales, Jr.; daughters, Wanda Odella Bales and Charleseha Bales and grandchildren, Jarvesa Ann Bales and Haley Cheyenne Bales and mother, Georgia Pauline Bales, all of Seymnour; brother, Howard Bales of Strawberry Plains; sisters, Cora Ellen Franklin of Seymour and Rosie Lee Bales of Indiana and half brother, Lawrance Bales of Indiana. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 14, 1998, from 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral service to follow at Highland South Funeral Chapel with Reverend Danny Ogle officiating. Interment services will be conducted Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at 10 a.m. at the Highland South Cemetery. Highland South Funeral Home has charge of services, Chapman Highway, 573-7300. 

BEDELL, HOWARD MARTIN - 88, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, April 12, 1998, at NHC Health Care in Oak Ridge. Retired/Walter C. McCrone Association. Member of Robertsville Baptist Church and member of Masonic Lodge in Akron, Ohio. Preceded in death by step-grandson, Alan Varnadore and step-great-granddaughter, Karyn Connelly. Survived by wife, Mary Dean Burleson Bedell of Oak Ridge; sons, J. Robert Bedell of New York, N.Y., James Howard Bedell and wife, Ellen of Clearwater, Fla.; stepsons, Larry Sweeden and wife, Gail of Oak Ridge, Robert Lee Bedell of Miami, Fla.; daughter, Harriett Bolin and husband, Robert of Deland, Fla.; stepdaughters, Beverly Sweeden of Oak Ridge, Emily Sweeden Sammons and husband, Bill of Oak Ridge, Alice Sweeden; six grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughters; 11 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 13, 1998, at 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Michael Prince and Rev. Beth Fogle-Miller officiating. Graveside services are Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Weatherford Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. 

BLAKELY, OLLIE REBECCA TURNER - age 79, of Knoxville, passed away April 13, 1998, at Hillcrest North. Member City View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, James H. Blakely. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Gregg Warwick; granddaughter and husband, Corinne and Eric Shepard; grandsons, Dustin and Tyler Warwick; great-grandchild, Austin Shepard; sisters, Florence Beeler and Cecile Beeler, both of Maynardville, Susie Hatton of Louisville, Tenn., Alma Edwards of Castolia, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. C.W. Turner officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Dustin and Tyler Warwick, Eric Shepard, Bill Warwick, Mike and Scott Warwick. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

DYKES, NELLIE MATILDA - age 81, of the Thorngrove Community, passed away 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Thorngrove Baptist Church for 42 years. Preceded in death by husband, Willis Dykes; son, Neil Dykes; sisters, Lola Snyder, Gladys Pierce, Lillian Pollard and Willie Harmon. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Eddie Ellison, Sheila and David Hoskins; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Mary Dykes; daughter-in-law, Ricky Dykes; sister, Thelma Watson; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thorngrove Baptist Church. Interment following service at Pollard Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

BUNDON, JESSIE STONECIPHER - age 88, of South Knoxville, passed into eternal rest Easter Sunday, April 12, 1998, at her daughter's home. Member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. Retired from South Central Bell with over 30 years of service. Member of the Telelphone Pioneers. Preceded in death by husband, N.L. Bundon, June 13, 1997; parents, Joseph M. and Sara Barger Stonecipher; three brothers and one sister. Survived by daughter, Richie W. Bunch, Knoxville; stepson, Hubert Bundon, Maryville; stepdaughters, Mrs. Roy (Eula) Johnson, Maryville, Mrs. Ben (Merle) Walker, Halls; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at the mortuary to leave in procession for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment, Pastor Ted J. Ingram officiating. Honorary pallbearers: nephews, Vic, William (Stoney), Clyde, John and J.O. (Pat) Stonecipher. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made to Oakwood United Methodist Church, 334 East Burwell Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

CHANDLER, WILLIAM J. (BILL) - age 86, of Talbott, passed away 11:10 a.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a member of Talbott Baptist Church. He was a long time farmer of the Talbott community. Retired from International Union of Operating Engineers Local #926 Atlanta, Ga. Survived by wife of 63 years, Betty Drinnon Chandler; daughter, Sarah Jane Sharp of Sevierville, Tenn.; grandson and wife, Bill John Cureton and Kim; great-granddaughters, Whitney and Casey Cureton, all of Talbott; sister, Lillian Tilley of Mableton, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Farrar's Chapel with Rev. Paul Lamb, Rev. Horace Greene, and Rev. Byron Chambers officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening prior to funeral services. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760 (423) 475-3892. 

CHASTAIN, ROGERS R. - age 83, of Maryville, died at 9:40 a.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Grandview Baptist Church. Retired from ALCOA Aluminum Company. A member of ALCOA'S 25 Year Club and United Steelworkers Local No. 309. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janice Elizabeth Chastain; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Chastain of McMinn and Meigs Counties. Survivors: wife of 56 years, Dorothy Reeves Chastain; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and James Storey of Maryville; grandchildren, Rob Storey, Mrs. Dawn Frazier and husband, Jay; great-grandchildren, Logan and Harley Frazier; sisters, Velma Hale and Gladys Crabtree, both of Athens; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 1998, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Rev. Harold Robbins and Rev. Byron Gibson officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Clarks Grove Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, East Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

CLARK, ARTHUR FRANK ''TINKER'' - age 75, died 2:15 a.m. April 13, 1998, in Sidmouth, England. Former longtime resident of Knoxville. Retired Army officer. Preceded in death by parents, Mae Kappner Clark and John W. Clark, Sr.; brother, Lee Erdist ''Pud'' Clark, Knoxville. Survivors: wife, Patricia Clark; sons, Anthony and Peter Clark; daughter, Catherine Wilmott; seven grandchildren; brothers, John W. Clark, Jr., Pass Christian, Miss., Warren K. Clark, Lookout Mtn., Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services April 16, 1998, at 2 p.m. in Sidmouth, England. Memorials may be made to Second United Methodist Church, Knoxville, Tenn., where he was a past member. 

CONGER, ROBERT - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away April 12, 1998. Member of Fountain City United Methodist Church for over 60 years. Member and past worshipful master of Bright Hope Lodge #557 F.& A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies and Shriners. Retired from the U.S. Post Office. Preceded in death by wife of 62 years, Mildred Wallace Conger. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside service at 11 a.m., Rev. P.L. Rowlett officiating. Masonic service conducted by Bright Hope Lodge. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

CURRIER, CATHY DIANE - age 34, of South Knoxville, passed away April 12, 1998. She was of the Baptist faith. She was employed by Knox County Schools with vision services. Survivors: husband, Mike Currier; children, Gene Pike, Holly and Mikey Currier; parents, Morris and Bernice Bridges brothers, Lloyd Clayton Bridges, Johnny Elroy Bridges; mother-in-law, Shirley Currier; several cousins including Renee Hunter. Graveside 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Rev. Tom Robins officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

DAVIS, ERMA COPELAND - age 74, of Powell, passed away at her home, April 13, 1998. Member of Sharon Baptist Church and Powell Republican Club. Retired from Standard Knitting Mills with 30 years service. She was a friend to all and loved by everyone. Survivors: husband, Lee Davis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Carol Copeland and Calvin and Carolyn Copeland; several nieces and nephews. Service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Dr. James Robertson officiating. Family and friends will meet at Sharon Cemetery 11 a.m. Wednesday for interment with Rev. Perry Austin officiating. Pallbearers: Adolphus Mayes, Charles Berkley, Ralph Teague, Gary and Craig Copeland and Chris Martin. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

DAVIS, RUBY M. - age 94, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Northhaven Health Care. She was a member of City View Baptist Church. She retired from Tom Black Potato Chip Company. She was preceded in death by husband, George W. Davis; and sons, Freddie and Ray Davis. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, George Ed and Della Davis and Samuel E. and Phyllis Davis, all of Knoxville; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Orville Crawford officiating. Family and friends will meet at Leach Cemetery in Lake City, Tenn. Wednesday for a 1 p.m. interment services. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

DOWNEY, WILLIAM H. - age 79, of West Knoxville, died April 11, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Mr. Downey was reared in Clifton Forge, Va. and had been a resident of Knoxville for 50 years. He was a 1951 graduate of the University of Tennessee. Survivors: wife, Carrie Lee Downey; daughter, Linda Downey Bowers, Montgomery, Ala.; grandchildren, William and Scott Bowers; brothers, Shirley D. Downey, Carl G. Downey; five nieces and one nephew. The body will be taken to the W.B. Harrison Funeral Home in Lexington, Va. for 3 p.m. graveside service on Thursday. The family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

DUNN, LAURA ELLEN - age 22, died at 11:55 a.m. on Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital and is now in heaven with her Lord and Savior. After a valiant and courageous battle with Hodgins Lymphoma cancer of four years and four months, she had recently achieved remission from the cancer but succumbed to respiratory and cardiac failure resulting from pneumonia. In her heroic fight against cancer Laura Ellen was a true Southern young woman who was a steel magnolia and served as a great inspiration to many other cancer patients and was a tower of strength to all who knew her. Her favorite Bible scripture, which she read everyday was 2 Timothy 4:6-9: ''For I am already being poured out like a drink offering and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.'' Laura Ellen was a 1993 graduate of Bearden High School, who was asked to deliver an address at her graduating ceremony commerating the 50th graduation class of Bearden. She was a leader in the Key Club and served as the editor of Bearden's newspaper her junior year. Additionally, she was the cheerleading bulldog mascot, active in the Key Club and an officer in the Ecology Club. She received a fellowship to the Close Up Foundation's program to spend a week in Washington, D.C. observing her country's government in session. While in Washington she was a guest in Congressman Jim Duncan's office. Laura Ellen had served as a volunteer in Duncan's first election campaign and in later years he asked her to apply to serve as a U.S. Congressional Page. Long known for her services to mankind as an untiring volunteer. She earlier was a volunteer at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House, the Fantasy of Trees and as a horseback riding instructor for handicapped children at STAR. Currently, she was a volunteer with the Adult Literacy Program and also served as a support person for recently diagnosed cancer patients. She was also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and was a volunteer staff counselor at ACS Camp Horizon for young cancer patients. She studied piano under Barbara Garnett Zorio and was a recipent of a number of the Piano Teacher's Guild silver, bronze and gold awards for her skills. She also received the Pops Hamilton Award at Bearden High School for her outstanding contributions to the Choral Department. A gifted writer, she was recently asked by Stanford University Medical Center to submit an article for publication in their Surviving Magazine. Her essay ''Fearful Hope'' appears in the current issue. Currently an honor student at UTK, she was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. Laura Ellen had participated in UT's Apple Core practicum where she served as a student teacher at Westview Elementary School and Karns High School. She was recently asked to apply to serve as a substitute teacher at Bearden and was currently making plans to do so later this Spring if her health permitted. As an aspiring gourmet cook, she was invited by her role model, Emeril Lagassi, into the kitchen of his New Orleans Restaurant where he embraced her and autographed his most recent book. As her health permitted, she worked at Williams-Sonoma. Laura Ellen was preceded in death by her grandparents, S. Jerome and Zula Dunn, Christopher C. and Ruth Carlee Tipton and by her beloved dog ''Dragon.'' At the time of her death she was surrounded by her entire family who loved, adored and cherished her as daughter and sister. She is survived by her devoted parents, Attorney Paul Edward and Martha Tipton Dunn; her precious sister and trusted confidante, Carolyn Dunn, Betsy Dunn of Cookeville, Alison Dunn Bowles and her husband, Roger; and her brother, Philip Edward and his wife, Laura Bates Dunn; and her fiance', Jason Smith, all of Knoxville; other survivors include her loving aunt and uncle, Hank and Margaret Grigsby; maternal aunts and uncles are Joe and Johnnie Tipton of Chattanooga and Charles and Faye Tipton of Las Vegas; her special cousin and wife, Drs. Eric and Mary Fran Grigsby of Napa, Calif.; dear to Laura Ellen's heart were her niece and nephews, Emilee Alison, Nicholas Clayton and Tucker Graham Bowles of Knoxville. Spirtually ecumenical, Laura Ellen was a member of and formerly attended West Emory Presbyterian Church who regularly attended Pellissippi United Methodist Church and was embraced by and prayed for by members of the Order of St. Luke at Ascension Episcopal Church and by members and leaders of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Laura Ellen's body will lie in repose at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville and friends may call at their convenience on Tuesday from 1-6 p.m. at which time Laura Ellen will be taken to the Church of the Ascension at 800 Northshore Drive where a memorial service will be held to celebrate her extraodinary Christian life at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Speaking at her service will be Congressman Jimmy Duncan, Rev. Mark Davis, Rev. Mark Clark, and Chaplain John Smiley. Laura Ellen's interment on Wednesday will be private for family members only. It was Laura Ellen's wish that rather than floral expressions that friends would instead support her beloved Camp Horizon cancer patients. Donations may be sent to Camp Horizon, c/o American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Her oncology nurses have been asked to serve as her honorary pallbearers at her memorial service and they have been asked to wear their uniforms so that her friends can see her beloved caregivers that she always referred to as ''a breed of their own who are the BEST of the BEST!'' Her active pallbearers will be Michael Brown, Kevin Burns, Andy Cruikshank, John Gamble, Jr., Nathan Smith and Joe Thelin. Her family will be forever grateful to her beloved physicians: Doctors Ross Kerns and his associates, Dr. Daniel Green, Dr. Donna McHargue, Dr. Patricia Lee, Dr. William Bedwell, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Greg Brewer, Dr. Leonard Prosnitz, Dr. Wendy Hu, Dr. Gwyn Long, Dr. Nelson Chaoa, Dr. Rob Negrin and Dr. Joseph Palatinus. Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

EZELL, OMEGA FRANCIS (WEAVER) - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 13, 1998, at NHC St. Mary's. Preceded in death by husband, Luther O. Ezell; and grandson, Mark Loop. She was the last surviving child of Reece and Lula Bell Weaver. Member of Northside Baptist Church. Retired from Eastern State (Lake Shore). Survivors: daughter with whom she made her home, Delanor Speeks; daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Bill Simmons; son, Otie Ezell; son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Ginny Ezell; grandchildren, Phillip and Eddie Speeks, Michael Loop, Dana Howard, Vicki Hopkins, Robin Romines; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews, all of Knoxville. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Mark Kidd officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery, Anderson County. Special thanks to staff of NHC St. Mary's and Covenant Hospice. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

FISH, SANDRA KAY - age 48, of Talbott, passed away 8 a.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, at her home after a brief illness. Survived by husband, James Fish, Talbott; son, Timothy Morgan, Knoxville; and daughter, Malinda Tewell, Morristown; five stepchildren; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; father and mother, Ray and Alice Dickau, Arkansas; sisters, Pam Reed and Kathie Keneedy of Arkansas. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, 1998, at Farrar's Chapel, Rev. Rebecca Reed officiating. Inurnment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at the funeral home. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City, Tenn. 

GARDNER, ROXIE GRAY ''GRANNY'' - age 86, of Maryville, died Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oley Gardner; parents, Johnny and Lucy Gray; sons, Claude and Kelly Gardner; infant daughter, Mary Faye Gardner; daughter and son-in-law, Frankie and Lawrence Hopper; sons-in-law, Albert Ball, Joe Crisp; brothers, Rollin, Jim, Frank, and Rafe Gray; sister, Annie Teague. Survivors include very special grandson, Lowell ''Tink'' Ball and wife, Brenda; daughters, Ima Ball of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wilma Crisp of Maryville; sons and daughters-in-law, John ''Bud'' and Eloise Gardner of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Charles and Doris Gardner, Larry and Vicki Gardner, all of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Charles Butcher, Alice and Glenn Gregory, all of Maryville; daughters-in-law, Mary Ann Gardner of Maryville, Drucilla Gardner of Boca Raton, Fla.; very special survivors: 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Daisy Mitchell of Tellico Plains. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brooky Gray officiating. The interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Zions Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

GLENN, REBECCA FREEMAN - born January 6, 1905, died April 13, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Talmage E. Freeman and Allen T. Glenn and a son, Warren G. Freeman. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Iris Dale Wood, Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Eula P. Freeman, Paul and Imogene Freeman, Rolen and Betty Jean Freeman, Dan and Dorothy Freeman, Newport, Roger and Micki Freeman, Morristown; brother, Jim R. Hall, Greenville, S.C., Frank and Eunice Hall, Rev. Ranson and Betty Hall, Alfred Hall, Newport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Jack Raines, Ellen and Vernon Bailey, East Alton, Ill.; grandchildren, Brenda Oakley, Fla., Linda Earley, N.C., Regina Mason, David Freeman, Steve Freeman, Wayne Freeman, Donnie Freeman, Allen Fox, Eric Freeman, Newport, Melissa Bloomer, Dawn Freeman, Bret Freeman, Knoxville, Lewis Freeman, Alpharetta, Ga., Jay Freeman, Wendell Freeman, Morristown; and a loving niece, Vella Crosby, Aiken, S.C. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Union Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Freeman, Bret Freeman, Chuck Mason, Lewis Freeman, Allen Fox and Wendell Freeman. Brown Funeral Home, in charge. 

GREEN, EDWARD WAYNE - age 48, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away April 12, 1998, at the Roane Medical Center of Harriman. Mr. Green was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Brown Green; and maternal grandmother, Nora L. Brown. Survivors: wife, Phyllis Robbins Green of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; sons, Edward Scot Green and wife, Lisa of Oliver Springs, Matthew Wayne Green of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Jonathan Lee Green of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; father, Rollie Green of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; sister, Karen Collins and husband, Bill of Oliver Springs; grandfather, Charles M. Brown of Wartburg, Tenn.; father and mother-in-law, Joe and Verda Robbins of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Brenda Raymond and husband, Jot of Harriman, Tenn.; uncle, Bruce Green and wife, Rose of Kingston, Tenn. He is also survived by two nieces and four nephews; special friends, Jollie B. Holcombe, Jr. of Solway, Tenn., Eddie King of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Tim Robbins of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; and numerous others. Mr. Green was the owner and operator of Oak Ridge Fabricators established in 1990. He was also an avid supporter of the Oliver Springs High School. He lived in Elyria, Ohio for 14 years. He graduated from the Elyria High School in 1969, where he also played on the varsity high school football team. He was a member of the Frost Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial and graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens. 

HAGLER, EVA HICKS - age 99, of Knoxville, died Monday, April 13, 1998, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Hagler, a retired music teacher in the Knox County School System, specialized in bands. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill McFee Hagler. She is survived by nieces, Mary Ann Hagler of Knoxville and Mary Josephine Kernan of Wilmington, N.C.; nephews, J.H. Ford of Diamond Head, Miss. and William A. Ford of Columbus, Ga.; sister-in-law, Alma Walker York of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service with Rev. R. David Lancaster officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

HARRIS, LONNIE - age 91, of the Goodsprings Community, passed away Sunday night at the Athens Regional Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn Co. Mr. Harris was a member of the Goodsprings Baptist Church and retired from Alcoa Aluminum Co. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Creasman Harris; also his parents, Rev. James and Betty Millsaps Harris; six sisters and four brothers. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, L.C. and Mary Lou Harris, Etowah, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Goodsprings Baptist Church with the Revs. Arnold King and Oran Creasman presiding. Interment will be in Goodsprings Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Bordwine Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Wade Shultz, Raymond Creasman, Sam Creasman, Ralph Loveday, Erle Buckner, Dearl Watson, George Golden and Jeff Wolfe. 

HILL, RUBY L. - age 83, of Alcoa, died 2:50 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church. Survivors include daughters, Terry Long Ottinger of Texas, Libby Shaver of Georgia; stepdaughter, Nancy Brandau of Georgia; nine grandchildren. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 1998, in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Ken Green and Rev. George Macht officiating. Entombment will follow at Grandview Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

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. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 12 noon Tuesday for graveside service, Rev. Everett Eads, Rev. Ronnie Oplinger officiating. Pallbearers: Gene Horne, Bob King, Jim Cassady, Bill Mathis, James King, John King and Fred French. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

KNIGHT, MAE E. - formerly of Knoxville, died April 13, 1998, in Clearwater, Fla., where she has resided for the past 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, B.C. ''Buck'' Knight and sons, John Kyle Knight and Herbert W. Knight. Survivors: daughters, Hazel Connatser, Bellaire, Texas, Vina Lou Knight, Knoxville and Chris Curtis, Clearwater; sons, Jim Knight, Sweetwater, Richard Knight, Houston, Bill Knight, Knoxville and Don Knight, Clearwater; 26 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers, sons. Rev. Dillard Hagen officiating. Berry Funeral Home in charge. Receiving friends Thursday night 7-8 p.m. Funeral following visitation at 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery 10 a.m. Friday. 

KOON, HOWARD A. - age 81, of Longview, Texas, formerly of Knoxville, died April 7, 1998, in a Longview hospital. Services were held in the Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel, April 9 with the Rev. Bill Cunningham officiating. Interment in the Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Koon was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Allie Koon; sisters, Grady Koon and Cecille Koon Bowers of Knoxville; son, Eddie Koon of Longview. He is survived by his wife, Valda Simpson Koon; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Sue and Jackie Stroman; daughter-in-law, Debbie Koon; four grandchildren, Kevin Holder, Pamela Blinco, Jamie and Kelsey Koon and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Holder and Baleigh Blinco; two nieces, Barbara Jo Nabors of Knoxville and Carole Jeanne Anderson of Maryville. 

MAXWELL, CLAUDE M. - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, April 12, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Inskip Baptist Church. A U.S. Air Force Veteran serving in Korea. Preceded in death by mother, Ruby K. Maxwell; sisters, Wilma Thompson and Margaret Johnson; brother, Joe E. Maxwell. Survivors: wife, Diane Maxwell; daughter, Rachel Maxwell, both of Knoxville; sister, Kathryn DeVine, Gadson, Ala.; brother, Neil Maxwell, Mascot; son, Michael Maxwell; sister-in-law, Cathy Gaddy; brother-in-law, Daren Townsend, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Rev. Ernest Condee and Rev. Mike Segers officiating. Interment Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jason Gaddy, Daren Townsend, Everette Henderson, Darrell Woods, Joe and Derrick Whitaker. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

MAYTON, GEORGE A. SR. - age 72, of North Knoxville, died 9:20 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith, member of Master's Lodge No. 244, F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, and he was a Shriner. Retired agent from American General Life Insurance Co. and the U.S. Air Force. Preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Ola Mayton; sisters, ImoJean Woods, Rosetta Beaty; sons, George A. Jr. and Gary Mayton. Survivors: wife, Dixie Lee Mayton, Knoxville; daughters, Cheryl Harvey and Glenna Darlene Mayton, both of Texas; son, Joel Stephen Mayton; stepchildren, Kim McGimsee and Gary Hoskins, all of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Charlet Jackie Gibson, Cordelia Stout and Louise Terry; brothers, Henry, Archie, Lewis and Harvey Mayton, all of Roane County. Masonic Service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Master's Lodge No. 244, F&AM conducting the service followed by a funeral service, Rev. Keith Stapleton officiating. Family and friends will meet 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary to leave in procession for a 1 p.m. graveside service and interment at Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors presented by the East Tennessee Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue, at Broadway. 

McGILL, RANDALL (RANDY) WARREN - age 49, who served as city manager of the City of Loudon from 1978-85, died April 12, at his home in Loudon after a long illness. McGill was a committed booster of Loudon who concentrated on making citizens aware that they lived in a historical community that also had great prospects for the future. McGill is survived by his wife, Judy Harris McGill and daughter, Kelly McGill Williams and son-in-law, Travis Williams of Philadelphia. He is also survived by his mother, Alma Cooper McGill of Farragut; a special aunt, Grace Cooper of Farragut; and an uncle Harvey Cooper; his brother, Gary McGill, White Pine; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sue Harris Piper and Coleman Piper of Knoxville; and his niece, Caroline Piper. His father, Hobart McGill, died earlier. He was a graduate of Farragut High School and held a B.A. in economics from Maryville College and a M.S. in planning from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, including service in Vietnam during 1969-70. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and received an honorable discharge in 1972. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 14, from 5-8 p.m. at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home in Loudon. His funeral is set for Wednesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at Loudon United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Dr. Lewis Rhodes of Memphis, a longtime family friend and pastor and the Rev. Robert Copeland, pastor of Loudon United Methodist. Interment will follow in Roberson Cemetery. The eulogy will be delivered by Fred Chaney, Loudon County's clerk and master. The pallbearers are Fred Chaney, Ron Johnson, Tucker Montgomery, Lynn Davis, Bob Patterson, Gene Lambert and Larry Cate. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Carmichael Inn Loudon County Heritage Association, P.O. Box 466, Loudon, TN 37774 or the Good Samaritan Center, P.O. Box 144 Loudon, TN 37774. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home in charge. 

McLEMORE, EVLINE FRANKLIN - age 86, of Maryville, passed away Monday morning, April 13, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She accepted Jesus Christ into her life at a very young age and became a member of Hopewell Springs Baptist Church in Vonore. She attended Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Maryville. Preceded in death by husband, Oley R. McLemore; parents, John and Maggie Long Franklin; daughters, Louise, Mary and Clerise; sons, Carl, Jimmy, Barney and Raymond Edward; granddaughter, Angie; grandson, Richard Dale; great-granddaughter, Regina; great-great-granddaughter, Kelsey; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Gerald Everett, Rosie and Kenneth Gentry and Margie Woody, all of Maryville; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary McLemore, Kyle and Betty McLemore, all of Maryville, Frank and Genella McLemore of Friendsville; daughter-in-law, Loretta McLemore of Maryville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Birdie McLemore of Vonore; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 12 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Wilson Rd., Maryville, Rev. Lee Fuller and Rev. Dean Jennings officiating. The body will lie in state from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Springs Baptist Church in Monroe Co. Interment 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

MITCHELL, JOHN WESLEY - age 88, of Blaine, died 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member and deacon of Mouth of Richland Baptist Church. A former Grainger County commissioner. Member of Farm Bureau since it was first organized. Life-long farmer in the Richland Community. Preceded in death by wife, Kathryn Spradlin Mitchell; son-in-law, Joseph M. Drafts; sisters, Louise Nance, Mary Ruth Fennell, Dorothy Neal; and brother, W.T. (Bill) Mitchell, Jr. Survivors: daughter, Margaret Drafts, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Judy Mitchell, Blaine; grandchildren, Rebekah Mitchell, Knoxville, John William Mitchell, Englewood, Tenn., John-Martin Drafts, Knoxville and Justin Drafts, Seattle, Wash.; great-grandchildren, John Harlan Mitchell and Hilary Catherine Mitchell, both of Englewood, Tenn.; sisters, Kathleen Bell, Asheville, N.C., Helen Collins, Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, France and Jack Hickle, Rutledge, Rhonda and James Haworth, Knoxville; and brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Nell Mitchell, New Market, Tenn. Family and friends will meet at Mouth of Richland Baptist Church Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. Doyle Davis and Dr. Jim Baumgardner officiating. Honorary pallbearers deacons of Mouth of Richland Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mouth of Richland Baptist Church Building Fund, Rt. #2, Blaine, TN 37709. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

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. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holly Hills Cemetery, Rev. Gary Swaggerty officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

PARROTT, L. CLINE - age 80, of Seymour, went to meet his Savior at 3:03 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 1998. He was a member of Galilee Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Neva Atchley Parrott; and grandson, Kevin McCarter. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Richard King, Tania and John Wilson; grandsons, Chris McCarter, Brad and Casey Lowe; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Mickel McCarter and their mother Kim McCarter; sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Jack Lindsey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rush and Louise Parrott, Bob and Bobbie Parrott, Paul and June Parrott; several nieces and nephews; special friend and caregiver, Glenna White. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alder Branch Baptist Church, Rev. Curt Franklin officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Military graveside service and interment will follow the service in Alder Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home. 

PATTERSON, HELEN MAE - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 13, 1998, at Elderly Care Center in Maynardville. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church but attended Broadway Baptist Church. She was a member of Woodmen of the World. Preceded in death by husband, Elra Patterson. Survivors: sister, Dorothy Aileen Jones, Knoxville; nieces, Jeanne Blake, Sharon Rogers, Peggy Irwin and Linda Bean; several great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Thursday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m. Dr. Darrell Avery and Rev. Tim Bounds officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

RAGLAND, MRS. ROBERTA MILLS - of 2313 Woodbine Avenue, departed this life, April 11, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Hosptial. Member of the Martin Chapel United Methodist Church. Graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1958. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. George (Maggie) Mills; sister, Ollie Smith; brother, Milford Mills. Survivors: devoted husband, Richard; children, Tim (Debbie), Pamela, Darlene, Richard, Jr. (Robin), Alex (Pat), Fredrick and Zina Thompson, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Shannon, Rieshenia, Brittnee, Sierra, Jasmine, Chase, Sauda, Fredrick, Jr., Mariah, Richard, III; sisters, Minnie Clemons and Margueuite (Nathaniel) Mills; brothers, Samuel (Elizabeth), Willie (Helen), Wilton (Lillie), Carl Mills, all of Knoxville and John (Glennie) Mills, Nashville, Tenn. and a host of relatives and friends. Family will receive friends 11 a.m. - 12 noon Wednesday at Bentley Street Christian Church, funeral service 12 noon, Rev. Arzolla Cooke, officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

RICHEY, JAMES ELDER - age 60, of Sevierville, died Sunday, April 12, 1998. He was preceded in death by his son, David Richey and parents, James H. and Merle Richey. Survivors: wife, Ruth Blazer Richey; son, Danny Richey, Watertown, Tenn.; daughter, Belinda R. Bonds and husband, Monty of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; grandchildren, Danny Richey, Jr., Danielle Richey, Gabrielle Bonds, Mitchell Bonds; sister, Jeanie R. Campbell and husband, James of Greencastle, Ind.; mother-in-law, Elree Blazer of Sevierville; brother-in-law, Wayne Blazer and wife, Sharon of Sevierville; sisters-in-law, Mary Dockery and husband, Jennings of Newport, Eva Gray and husband, Ponder, Jr. of Newport; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. W.A. Galyon and Rev. Kenneth Stansberry officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. 

RUFF, DAVID - of Knoxville, departed this life on Sunday, April 12, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

SUTTON, EUGENE CLAYTON - of Knoxville, died Monday, April 13, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Knoxville. He was vice president of Weaver Brothers Real Estate firm in Baltimore, Md. Survivors: wife, Phyllis Strayer Sutton; five children, Douglas Eugene Sutton, Barbara Powell Widows, Harriet Sutton Pepersack, Charlotte Sutton Ensor and Martin Strayer Sutton; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Sutton will be taken to Dulaney Funeral Home of Lemmon-Mitchell-Weidefield in Timonium, Md. for service and interment. Local arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

THORNTON, GEORGE C., JR. - age 84, of Fort Collins, Colo., died April 13, 1998, at his residence. Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover, Rev. Rob White officiating. Born December 7, 1913, in Dayton, Ohio, to George C. Thornton and Mary Hoyer Thornton, both deceased. He married Wanda Eleanor Armstrong, 1939, in Dayton, Ohio, divorced November 13, 1957. He married Alice M. Witte, February 20, 1960, in Trotwood, Ohio. She preceded him in death, December, 1997. He came to Fort Collins in December, 1997, from Sun City, Fla (91-97), from Knoxville, Tenn. (70-91), from Dayton, Ohio (13-70). He was a Lutheran. A tool and die maker and sales representative. Survivors: sons, George C. Thornton, III, of Fort Collins; daughter, Darlene Sue Sizemore of Dayton, Ohio; brothers, William Thornton (predeceased), Howard Thornton (predeceased); sister, Dorothy Day of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; stepson, Richard Thornton of Leonia, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larmier County, c/o Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 West Olive Street, Fort Collins, Colo. 80524. (970) 482-4244. 

TILLETT, JAMES H. - age 78, died Saturday afternoon, April 11, 1998, at the residence. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tillett. He is survived by wife, Viola Tillett; son, John Tillett; daughters, Lugene Fernald and Nanette Troutt; brother, Carroll Tillett; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Entombment service will be conducted Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Highland South Cemetery Mausoleum with Reverend Jack Zipperer of The Gloria Dei Lutheran Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Covenant Home Care, 9000 Executive Park Dr. Suite A-110, Knoxville, TN 37923. Highland South Funeral Home has charge of services, Chapman Highway, 573-7300. 

WADE, JOHN WILLIAM - age 54, of Knoxville, passed away April 13, 1998, at his home. He was a business agent for Local 46 Asbestos Workers of America for eight years and president and vice president of Central States Conference. He was also veteran of the U.S. Marines. Survived by wife, Paulette Wade; daughters and sons-in-law, Hope and Donnie Humphrey and Heather and Jeff Bunch, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah Bunch and Davey and Shae Humphrey; father, Charlie Wade of Knoxville; aunt, Mary Henley of Talladega, Ala.; aunt and uncle, Catherine and John Christie. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Darrell Hackworth officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mesothelioma Fund, c/o Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111, Attn: C-223 In Memory of John Wade. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

WHITE, ROY A. (DAGO) - age 74, of 19314 Steekee Road, Loudon, died Monday, April 13, 1998, at Farragut Health Care Center. Member of Jackson Chapel Baptist Church. Son of the late Eck and Minnie Craig White. Survivors: wife, Lucial Glidewell White; stepson and wife, Curtis and Norma Dickey, Lenoir City; stepdaughter, Marilyn D. Larue, Knoxville; six step-grandchildren; brother and wife, Billy and Vera White, Oliver Springs; sisters, Carrie Hughes of North Carolina and Mrs. George (Roxie) Caldwell, Atlanta; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel. Masonic Services by Avery Lodge No. 593, F&AM of which he was a member. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Corinth Cemetery. Rev. Rick Kirkland officiating. Family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home.

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