Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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BALES, ROBERT EDDIE - age 51, died Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Howard Thomas Bales. He is survived by wife, Wanda Faye Bales; son, Robert E. Bales, Jr.; daughters, Wanda Odella Bales and Charlesetta Bales and grandchildren, Jarvesa Ann Bales and Haley Cheyenne Bales and mother, Georgia Pauline Bales, all of Seymour; 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 5 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. 

BRADLEY, NAOMI - age 91, of LaFollette, passed away Monday, April 13 at LaFollette Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Samuel Bradley. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church, Clinton. Survivors: niece, Connie Pellizzari, LaFollette; great-nieces, Stella Muse, Cynthia Lawson, LaFollette, Teresa Pellizzari, Knoxville; great-great-nephews, Ralph Ridenour, LaFollette, Bradley Ridenour, Kingston; great-great-nieces, Carol Dopp, LaFollette, Melissa Ridenour, Kingston, Amye Tackett, Jacksboro. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, Clinton Wesleyan Church, Rev. Sam Condon officiating. Interment McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

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 at Lynnhurst Cemetery, 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. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

COFFMAN, ELLA MAE - age 73, of Washburn, was born May 22, 1924, passed away on April 13, 1998, at Claiborne County Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse D. and Effie (Atkins) Coffman; sister, Ina Elliott and Dora Grambrel. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Ausburn and Sarah Coffman of Washburn, Maynard and Eva Coffman of Knoxville, J.D. and Fern Coffman of Washburn; sisters and brother-in-law, Nell Brock of Detroit, Mich., Faye and Cecil Blankenship of Washburn; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell, Rev. Jerry Epperson officiating. Singers: Central View Singers. Interment Blankenship Cemetery. Pallbearers: nephews. Coffey Funeral Home in charge. 

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. Arrangements by 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. 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. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

DRINNEN, DIXIE McMAHAN - age 96, of Kodak, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings Drinnen; and sons, Powers and Bryan Drinnen. She was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Billy McGhee; grandchildren, Scott, Missy and Jasmine McGhee, Darlene Hancock, Bryan Drinnen; five great-grandchildren; half-sisters, Katherine Muzyngo, Mary Hall, Dicie Scates. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and management of Royal Care of Pigeon Forge for their care and concern for Ms. Drinnen. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beech Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Stinnett officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday in Beech Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beech Springs Baptist Church. Atchley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

DUNCAN, JULIA L. - age 81, of Knoxville, a longtime Oak Ridge resident, passed away April 14, 1998, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Duncan; parents, Harry and Nell Carpenter; sisters, Sarah and Eleanor Carpenter. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Trace Duncan of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and James Seeber of Oliver Springs; stepdaughter and husband, Chloe and Don Paulhus of Rhode Island; grandchildren, Richard Childs, Caitlin Duncan, Kimberly Duncan and expected grandchild, Andrew Duncan; good friends, Ruth Phillips and Bill Hensley. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Thursday, April 16 with the service at 3 p.m. in the McCarty-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Linda Judge McRae officiating. The interment will be at 4 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

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 with Rev. Tim Tatum, Rev. Elmer Sharp and Rev. Ronnie White officiating. Interment following service at Pollard Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers: LLL Ladies Sunday School Class of Thorngrove Baptist Church. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

ELLIS, CLEO HALL COLE - age 92, of Jefferson County Nursing Home, formerly of E. Highway 25-70 (Swannsylvania community), passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 14, 1998, at the nursing home following an extended illness. She was a member of the Swannsylvania Baptist Church and was the daughter of the late Harrison and Anna Lee Hall. Mrs. Ellis was the last surviving member of the Hall family. She is survived by many special nieces and nephews and the special people who looked after her and cared for her during her latter years, Wanda Faye Hance, Kenneth Hall and Lucille Hall. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, April 15, 1998, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in Dandridge with Rev. Mike Hensley, pastor of Swannsylvania Baptist Church, officiating. Family and friends will gather at 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning, April 16, 1998, in the Swannsylvania Church Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 162 E. Meeting St., Dandridge, TN 37725. Phone (423) 397-2711 

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. Mynatt's in charge. 

FERGUSON, D.F., JR. - age 84, of 14657 Roberson Springs Rd., Loudon, died Tuesday morning, April 14, 1998, at his home. Member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church. He was on the board of directors for over 30 years of the Federal Land Bank and a retired dairy farmer. Preceded in death by parents, David Franklin, Sr. and Emma Blount Ferguson; sister, Louise Kelso. Survivors: wife of 64 years, Martha Watkins Ferguson; son, David (Butch) Ferguson; daughter and husband, Carol and Buster Custead; sisters, Colleen Ferguson and Ruth Ferguson, all of Loudon; nephew and wife, Bill and Marilyn Kelso, Maryville; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mack and Sweet Giles of Loudon; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ogle Wattenbarger and Rev. David Jackson officiating. Family and friends will meet 1 p.m. Thursday, Roberson Cemetery for interment. Family requests memorial contributions to Philadelphia United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Loudon Funeral Home. 

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 and son-in-law, Iris D. and David C. Wood, Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Imogene Freeman, Rolen and Betty Jean Freeman, Dan and Dorothy Freeman, and Eula P. Freeman, Newport, Roger and Micki Freeman, Morristown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim R. Hall, Greenville, S.C., Frank and Eunice Hall, Rev. Ranson and Betty Hall, Alfred and Joyce Hall, Newport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Jack Raines, Ellen and Vernon Bailey, East Alton, Ill.; grandchildren, Brenda Oakley, Florida, Linda Earley, North Carolina, Regina Mason, David Freeman, Steve Freeman, Wayne Freeman, Donnie Freeman, Allen Fox, Eric Freeman, all of 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. 

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. 

HAMMETT, JOHN A. SR. - age 76, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, after a lengthy illness. Survivors: wife, Irene Hammett, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ben Boyd, Dallas, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, John A. Jr. and Brenda Hammett, Rockwall, Texas, Thomas S. and Marion Hammett, Memphis; sister, Helen Holbert, Kodak; brothers, James M. Hammett, Knoxville, Glenn R. Hammett, Kingston, Dewey Hammett, Ethridge, Leon Hammett and Charles Hammett, both of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His remains are at Highland Memorial Funeral Home where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening. Services will be held Thursday at Highland Memorial Funeral. Time to be announced later. Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

HARRISON, MRS. LILLIAN LYON - age 103, of Atlanta, Ga., died April 13, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, James M. Harrison of Knoxville. She is survived by her son, James M. Harrison, Jr. of Knoxville; and her daughter, Evelyn H. Kilpatrick of Tucker, Ga.; four grandchildren, James R. Kilpatrick, Elaine K. Strickland, Thomas R. Harrison and Cathy Powell; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Mrs. Harrison was born in Greeneville, Tenn., and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1913. Funeral services will be held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur, Ga., on April 15 at 11 a.m. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. April 16 at Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville. 

HINES, WILMA TURNER - of Fountain City, passed away Tuesday morning at Hillcrest North. She was a member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church. She was one of the first female graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1930. She was admitted to the Tennessee Bar and the Tennessee Supreme Court Bar, also in 1930. She was a member and past president of Ossoli. She was a former member of Fountain City Garden Club and the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs. She was a past president of Downtown Opti-Mrs. Club and was past member and secretary of the Tennessee Federation of Women's Clubs. She was a member of the DAR, Kappa Delta Sorority and the Order of Eastern Star. Survived by husband, Paul E. (Smiley) Hines, Knoxville; cousin, Mrs. Nancy Meifert of Gastonia, N.C.; niece, Eloise Hines Rodgers of Knoxville; nephews, Boyd E. Hines of Knoxville, Robert G. Hines of Knoxville and Pawley's Island, S.C.; several other nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Otis Hines, Knoxville. Friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Thursday for graveside services at 10 a.m., Dr. Tom Ballard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37918. Friends may call at their convenience at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

HOPKINS, JOHN WILLIAM, JR. - age 74, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Mr. Hopkins was a retired painter and decorated veteran serving during World War II. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

JESSEE, TRACIE LYNN (TAYLOR) - age 27, of Rt. 5, Duffield, Va., passed away Sunday, April 12, 1998, at her residence. She was born in Sullivan County and was a former resident of Knoxville. Mrs. Jessee had lived in Scott County for eight years and was formerly employed as a cashier at Quality Cleaners. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Herman Eugene Ratliff; paternal grandfather, Ray Taylor. Surviving are her husband, Issac (Lonnie) A. Jessee, Jr., Duffield, Va.; three sons, Dustin McDavid, Clinchport, Va., Nicholis Potter, Knoxville, Brandon Jessee of the home; mother, Freda Ratliff Taylor, Knoxville; father, Garland Ray Taylor, Sr., Lebanon, Ind.; sisters, Tina Wright, Knoxville, Sarah Taylor, Lebanon, Ind.; brother, Garland Ray Taylor, Jr., Knoxville; maternal grandmother, Fannie Couch, Knoxville; paternal grandmother, Maggie Taylor, Lebanon, Ind.; stepfather, Richard Gattis, Knoxville; stepmother, Jean Taylor, Lebanon, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of father and mother-in-law, Alonzo and Virginia Jessee, Duffield, Va., and the residence of Patricia Dingus, 122C Johnson Dr., Weber City. Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 1998, Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Elder Lonnie Townsend and Elder Jackie Frazier officiating. Music by Mabe Chapel Singers. Burial in Miller Cemetery, Duffield, Va. Pallbearers: family and friends. Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (540) 386-6151 

KIRBY, DEBRA (DEBBIE) LYNETTE HOLCOMB - age 38, of Knoxville, died Monday, April 13, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Central Baptist Church, Bearden. Graduate of University of Tennessee. Survivors: husband, Joe Kirby; daughters, Elizabeth and Grace Kirby; mother, Judy Chandler, all of Knoxville; father, Charles Holcomb of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Steve Holcomb; sister and brother-in-law, Patti and Troy Hopkins of Huntsville, Ala.; grandfather, J.C. Montgomery of Southaven, Miss. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church, Bearden, with Dr. Larry Fields and Dr. Joe Stacker officiating. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society in memory of Debra L. Kirby, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends following the service Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Central Baptist Church, Bearden. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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, Fla.; sons, Jim Knight, Sweetwater, Richard Knight, Houston, Bill Knight, Knoxville, and Don Knight, Clearwater; 26 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Dillard Hagan officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons and Tommy Ott. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

KYKER, SAMUEL JACKSON - age 82, of Kingston, passed away Sunday, April 12, 1998, at his home. He was a supervisor of reservoir property for T.V.A. Retired from the Navy. A member of Union No. 38 for 50 years and a third degree Master Mason. Preceded in death by wife, Helen Kyker and a brother, Joe Kyker of Vonore, Tenn. Survivors: daughters, Elizabeth Jane Stevens of Florida and Nancy Johnson of Moscow, Tenn.; son, Samuel J. and wife, Sharon Kyker of Maryville, Tenn.; sister, Charlotte K. Christian of Sevierville, Tenn.; grandsons, Chad Kyker, Kent Kyker and Bryant Stevens; nephew, James K. Christian of Nashville; special friend and care giver, Connie Lane. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 16, 1998, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. Full Masonic Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in Kyker Chapel. Graveside services and burial 11 a.m. Friday at the Alder Branch Cemetery, Sevier County, Tenn. with full military honors by the Roane County Memorial Military Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a favorite charity, or Boy Scout Troup No. 88 of the New Providence Presbyterian Church, Maryville, Tenn. 

LONG, REV. THOMAS F. - age 87, of Maryville, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, April 13, 1998. He was an associate elder at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Niota; a 57 year member of New Providence Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, The Shrine Club and The Eastern Star. Mr. Long had his own broadcast each Saturday at 10 a.m. on Radio WBLC called ''Old Time Singing and Gospel Time.'' He was retired from the Aluminum Company of America with 42 years of service. He was the widower of Mary Morrison Long. Survivors include: children, Gaynell and husband, George Ross of Lansing, Ill., Joyce and husband, Jack Porter of Conyers, Ga. and Verlan (Sonny) and wife, Wilma Long of Maryville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother, Ollie Long of Maryville, Tenn.; sisters, Mary Campbell, Ina Cooper and Dorothy Lawson, all of Maryville, Tenn. Masonic and funeral servives are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary. Eulogy by grandsons, Greg Porter and Andy Long. Music by granddaughters, Gaynetta Ross and Georgette Sowash and husband, Tony. Family and friends will assemble at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Sherwood Mausoleum for entombment with Rev. Charles Bryan officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Blount County Shriners. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements. 

McCULLOCH, FLETCHER V. - age 88, of Rayder Ave., Loudon, died Monday evening, April 13, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home, Knoxville. Member of Blairland Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Lennie Purdy McCulloch; parents, Sam and Sarah Hardin McCulloch. Survivors: sons, Bob and wife Betty McCulloch of Loudon, Sidney Vernon McCulloch, Lenoir City; daughters, Colleen Easter of Knoxville and Mary Williams of Lenoir City; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Loudon County Memorial Gardens for interment. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

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; aunts, Grace Cooper and Louise McGill Merriman; uncles, Harvey Cooper, Charlie and James McGill; 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; two nephews, Steve and Michael McGill. 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. 

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. 

PATY, JOHN C., JR. - of Bristol, Tenn., chairman of the board of Paty Lumber Company, died Sunday night during a visit to Colorado. Mr. Paty was born in Bell Buckle, Tenn., and moved to Elizabethton with his family in 1927. He graduated from the Baylor School of Chattanooga and the University of North Carolina with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and World War II. He had been affiliated with Paty Lumber Company for over 50 years and had served as chief executive officer from 1975 until 1992 and was responsible for establishing the company's corporate facility in Piney Flats. Paty Lumber Company operates yards in Bristol, Duffield, Elizabethton, Greeneville, Johnson City, Kingsport and Morristown; Big John's Closeouts stores in Bristol, Elizabethton and Johnson City; and component manufacturing and distribution center in Piney Flats. He had served for several years on the board of directors of the Tennessee Building Materials Association and had been active in the Virginia Building Materials Association. He also served as president of Sanford, Florida-based Pen Paints, Inc., a manufacturer of paint products for the lumber and building materials industry. As a young boy, he belonged to the Boys Scouts of Elizabethton. He was past president of the Sequoyah Council of the Boys Scouts of America. He had been awarded the Silver Eagle Award of the Sequoyah Council and the Silver Beaver Award. The 1990 Eagles of the Sequoyah Council dedicated their class to him, and 1993, he was honored by Sequoyah Council with the James E. West Fellowship Award. He was a former member of the board of directors of Dominion Bank of Bristol and was a member of the executive committee of the board for many years. He was named 1997 Executive of the Year by the Tri-Cities Chapter of Professional Secretaries International and was named a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in 1989. In 1992, he was inducted into the Bristol Regional Medical Center Foundation Citizens Hall of Fame and had previously served on the board of directors of Bristol Memorial Hospital. Outside his business, he was involved in hunting, fishing and outdoor activities, in addition to establishing himself as a national skeet and trap champion. He actively participated in Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Kettlefoot Rod and Gun Club and the National Rifle Association. He was a member of the State Street United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Pereda ''Pete'' Paty; one daughter, Josephine ''JoAnne'' Paty, Johnson City; two sons, John C. Paty III, Washington, D.C., and Robert M. Paty, Savannah, Ga.; three sisters, Joanne Paty Jones, Richmond, Va., Metilda Paty Seward, Johnson City, and Nancy Paty Prendergast, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at State Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Stan McReady officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the John C. Paty Camp Fund, Sequoyah Council of the Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 3010CRS, Johnson City, TN 37602; Wellmont Hospice House, 208 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620; or to a favorite charity. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge. 

POTTER, SARAH GRINDSTAFF - age 88, of Louisville, died Monday evening, April 13, 1998, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cora Potter; infant son, Ray Potter; daughter, Ellen Sawyer; parents, George and Mary Heaton Grindstaff; granddaughters, Marilyn Ann Sawyer, Shiela Merica Potter, Najwa Dianne Aljabri, Amy Carter; son-in-law, Robert Frye. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard and Wanda Potter of Louisville, John and Jipsy Potter of Harriman, Lee and Glenys Potter of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Georgie Frye of Madisonville, Barbara and George Burgess of Maryville, Ruth and David Maples of Louisville; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Maryville with Rev. Clarence Byrd officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will meet at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at Zion Chapel Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. 

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.; sisters-in-law, Ida Mae Ragland, Atlanta, Ga., Helen Wimberly, Virginia Mills and Patricia Ragland; 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. 

RAINES, MR. LAWRENCE V. - age 64, formerly of Petros, died at his home in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Raines; and son, Larry. Surviving are sons, Doug and wife Kelly Raines of Knoxville, Danny of Knoxville, Don and wife Sheryl Raines of Powell; three grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Neva Raines of Petros; brother, Kenneth Raines of Wartburg; sisters, Phyllis Akin of Chattanooga and Patsy Ferrell of Cookeville. Funeral services 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg, Rev. Kenny Raines officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday in the Roane Memorial Gardens, Harriman. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg. 

RUFF, DAVID - of Knoxville, departed this life on Sunday, April 12, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. The family will assemble at the home, 4916 Azalea Drive. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

SATTERFIELD, DALLAS MARTIN - age 79, of the Gibbs community, passed away Tuesday morning at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church. Veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific. Retired from Robertshaw Controls with over 30 years of service as a welder. Preceded in death by parents, Marvin and Matilda Satterfield; brothers, Fernley, Paul, Henry, Delbert and Earnest Satterfield. Survivors: loving wife of 52 years, Edith Cleveland Satterfield; son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Kathy Satterfield of Corryton; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Vernon Williams of Maynardville; grandson, Josh Williams; granddaughters, Jessica Satterfield and Shannon Satterfield; sister, Tilda Belle Kitts of Maynardville; brothers, Cecil and Carl Satterfield of Corryton; several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dolly Young and staff of St. Mary's Home Health, Union County. Family and friends will meet 10:30 a.m. Friday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for graveside service at 11 a.m., Rev. Tom Markwood and Rev. Oliver Wolfenbarger officiating. Pallbearers: Mike Satterfield, Richard Kitts, Jeff Cleveland, Wayne Beeler, Dana Genua, Ronnie Calfee. Honorary pallbearers: Robert Long, Thurman Butler, Jim Clapp, Roscoe Thompson, Herbert Walker, D.C. Thomas. Military honors by East Tennessee Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

SCANDLYN, DOROTHY ELIZABETH - age 87, of 1057 Ramblewood Way, Lexington, Ky., passed away Tuesday morning, April 14, 1998, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., she was the wife of the late Randall G. Scandlyn; and mother of the late Mrs. Ervin (Betty Jo Scandlyn) Beeler. Member of Second United Methodist Church, Knoxville. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. William F. (Billie Sue Scandlyn) Gross of Lexington; two grandchildren, Chris Gross of Lexington and Mrs. Todd (Beth Beeler) Wheeler of Denver, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Logan and Lauren Gross of Lexington, and Sierra, Courtney and Cameron Wheeler of Denver, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

TAYLOR, MRS. IRENE H. - age 72, of 117 Taylor St., Aiken, S.C., died April 14, 1998, at her home. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Taylor. Survivors: sons, Alan Taylor, Matthews, N.C., Eddie Taylor, Aiken, S.C.; two grandchildren. Funeral 7 p.m. Thursday, George Funeral Home Chapel Downtown, Rev. Ronnie Ridenous officiating. Burial Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Woodlawn Cemetery in LaFollette, Tenn. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Dr., Columbia, SC 29204. Friends may call following the service at George Funeral Home. 

TATE, ROBERT - age 90, of Mascot, Tennessee, departed this life, Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Jefferson City Health Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Member of Sunrise United Methodist Church and later moved his membership to Lomax Temple AME Zion Church. Survivors: sons, John (Lessie) Tate, George Tate; daughter, Lucy (James) Turner, Margaret Bolden, Billie Fay Logan and Patricia Woodfin; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; devoted nephew, Bruce Tate; nieces, Clara Bennett and Barbara Whittington; many other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends 3:30-4 p.m. Wednesday at Lomax Temple AME Zion Church, funeral service 4 p.m., Rev. Eleazar Merriweather officiating. Interment Gillette Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

TERRY, EDITH LOUISE - age 82, formerly of Knoxville, died April 13, 1998, at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville after an extended illness. She was born April 24, 1915, in White County, Tenn., to Harvey Rowland and Nannie Mae McBride Terry. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a retired secretary for Service Auto Parts. Survivors: brother, Robert Terry, McMinnville; two sisters, Willene Kell, McMinnville, Cora Effie Buckner, Walled Lake, Mich.; special niece, Louise Womack, McMinnville; nephew, Bobby Terry, McMinnville. Graveside service 1 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Old Union Cemetery in White County with Gerald Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until service at High's Funeral Home. 

TINDELL, DOROTHELLA COPPOCK - age 66, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 1998. Owner and operator of Dorothella's Upholstery Shop. Member of Bethany Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Tindell; father and mother, L.G. and Linda Coppock; children, Charles H. Tindell, Jr., Rhonda Tindell; and brother, Drannon Coppock. Survivors: sons, Joel R. and James Brown; daughters, Brenda Stratton, Janie Glenn, Charlene Digby; sisters, Roberta Farris, Anna Chapman; and brother, Jack Coppock; 15 beloved grandchildren; 21 beloved great-grandchildren. Special thanks to nurses at St. Mary's. Arrangements are incomplete. Mynatt's in charge. 

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. 

WELLS, FLOYD EARNEST - age 78, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Saint Mary's Medical Center after a long illness. Member and deacon of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and a long standing member and past president of Gideons International. He was a professional photographer and retired from Sears Roebuck and Company as a division manager. Past president of AARP local chapter #59. Survivors: his beloved wife of 56 years, Margaret Heim Wells; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Angeline (Angie) and Dennis Fair; son and daughter-in-law, Frederick E. and Janet Wells, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Damon Wells Fair, Daniel Frederick Wells, both of Knoxville, Denise Wade; and great-grandson, Cypress Wade, both of Atlanta, Ga.; special nephew, Randy Wells; and special niece, Cheryl Minhinnett; sister-in-law, Bertha Wells, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Rev. Wyatt Parker and Rev. Calvin Bailey officiating. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Friday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Don Jones, Tim Seniker, Randy Wolfe, Don Stanton, Eddie Shipe and Jim Moyer. Honorary pallbearers: deacons of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and members of Gideons International. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1452, Knoxville, TN 37901. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

WHITAKER, WADE - Funeral services for Wade Whitaker, age 63, husband of Edith Whitaker, of Harrogate, Tenn., will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Greers Chapel Baptist Church. Burial in Greers Chapel Cemetery. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home and 12 noon-2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249.

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