Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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BUTLER, ETHEL LEORIA HODGES - age 81, of Knoxville, Tennessee, entered into eternal rest on April 19, 1997. Born to the Union of Ralph and Bertha Foster Hodges in Knoxville, February 20, 1916. Preceded in death by sons, Jerry B. and Ralph E. Butler; sister, Etolia Hamlett. Survivors: husband, Myster Butler; sons, Frank (Gloria Ann) Lee, Leonard (Willie Mae) Butler; son, Frank and Gloria Lee; daughter, Jacquline (James) Tate, all of Knoxville; sisters, Katherine Moore, Elizabeth (Arnett) Rebels; brothers, Rev. James H. (Mary) Hodges, Sr., Milton Edward (Helen) Hodges; grandsons, James R. Wright, Leonard E. Jr. and Gerren Butler, Knoxville; granddaughter whom she raised, Meshell Leverette; great-granddaughters, Miracle and Angela Leverette, many other relatives and friends to include special friend, Rev. Elizabeth Dover. Family will receive friends Saturday 12-1 p.m. at St. Joseph House of Prayer. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., Overseer Jesse Tucker officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

CAMPBELL, IDA GREER - age 98, of Tazewell, was born March 19, 1899, in Tazewell and passed away April 23, 1997. A member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence L. Campbell; parents, William ''Bud'' and Mossie Chittum Greer. Survivors: son, Lloyd C. Campbell; daughters, Louise Bledsoe, Ethel Riddle, Helen and husband Bill D. Hurst, Tazewell; grandchildren, Randy Bledsoe, Leah Holmes, both of Knoxville, Libby Davis, New Tazewell; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Jennifer, Randi Lynn, James Tye Bledsoe, all of Knxoville, Brad Davis, New Tazewell. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Paul Collingsworth officiating. Music by Janet Barnard and Ross David Whitaker. Burial Campbell Cemetery. Pallbearers: Brandon Bledsoe, Jimmy Bailey, Carl Bolton, Harry Dalton, Wayne and Dennis Estes, Joel Campbell, Ed Johns. Visitation 6-8 Friday at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

DAVIS, FRANCES MAE - age 68, of Maryville, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at her daughter's home in Pinehurst, North Carolina. She was a member of Brantley's Chapel. Preceded in death by husband, Allen Rudolph ''Doc'' Davis; parents, John P. and Ellen Hembree; sisters, Mildred, Freda and Edith. Survivors include children, Rita Pitts of Birmingham, Alabama, Joseph Davis of Maryville, Lola Carterof Dallas, Texas, Cheryl McBrayer of Maryville, Angela Huffman of Rockford, Alice Arnoof, Pinehurst, North Carolina; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brothers, Clarence, Hubert and Chester Hembree, all of Maryville, and David Hembree of Kingston; sister, Gaye Lee of Maryville; one special nephew, Jack Hembree of Maryville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. David Hembree and Rev. Chester Hembree officiating. Interment will be at Tuckaleechee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Med Center Hospice of Knoxville, 9000 Executive Park Drive, Suite A110, Knoxville, TN 37923. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

DOANE, DAN - age 74, born May 27, 1922. Loving husband, father, Papaw and Pa. He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by parents, James Carl and Elsie Doane; brother, John Doane; sister, Mary Lee Headrick. Survivors: wife of 51 years, Opal Doane; son and daughter-in-law, Carl Dan and Judy Doane; granddaughter and husband, Rhonda and Duane Bias; great-granddaughter, Shelli Bias; sister, Beatrice Neibert. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, Rev. A.J. Crawford officiating. Pallbearers: Fred and Scott Bowman, Larry Cooper, Charles, Clayton and Ray Allen. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

FIELDEN, ERNEST L. (ERNIE), JR. - age 79, of Knoxville, died 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest L., Sr., and Pearl Miller Fielden; brother, Joe Fielden. Mr. Fielden was a very active civic leader in Knoxville for many years. He was named Jaycee's ''Young Man of the Year'' in 1947. He had been president of the Knoxville Camp of Gideons and president of the Knoxville Retail Furniture Association. For many years Mr. Fielden was involved in the family furniture business. He was vice president and sales manager of Phillips and Buttorff Co. of Nashville (makers of gas and electric ranges) and regional sales manager for Magic Chef, Cleveland, Tenn. In 1962 Mr. Fielden became director of marketing for Athens Store Works, Athens, Tenn. For the past 20 years he was in the real estate business. Until recently he was an associate of Elite Realty. Mr. Fielden was actively involved with his church. He was an ordained Baptist minister, and he also served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Survivors: wife, Georgia Owens Fielden; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Angel Fielden, all of Knoxville; sons, Bob Fielden, Friendsville, Tenn., and Jim Fielden, Virginia; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Doris (Babe) and E.G. McCoy; sister, Elizabeth Guynes; sister-in-law, Ione Fielden, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Thomas Gatton and Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Tom Fielden, Steve Fielden, Grant Hill, E.G. McCoy, Jim Crisman and Steven Crisman. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

FIELDEN, MRS. NANCY DUNGAN - age 68, of Knoxville, died 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church. Retired real estate broker; a supporter of Fountain City Community Park. Preceded in death by husband, Jim Fielden; and son, James Dungan Fielden. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Dr. Joseph P. Richardson, Savannah, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Janie Fielden, Knoxville; grandchildren, Brandi Richardson Bryan, Fort Worth, Texas, Joshua Joseph Richardson, Savannah, Ga., Johanna Leigh Fielden and Jonathan Andrew Fielden, both of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Dub Frye, Chilhowie, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Marilyn Dungan, Greensboro, N.C.; dear friend, Pinky Dawson, Knoxville. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Ted R. Witt, Sr. and Rev. Dana Fachman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 6400 Faith Lane, Knoxville, TN 37924 or to the Gideon International, P.O. Box 5911, Knoxville, TN 37928-0911. The family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

FRANKLIN, PAULA ANNE - age 44, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning, April 24, 1997, the Baptist Hospital. She was an interpreter for the deaf. Preceded in death by parents, Paul Franklin and Virginia Everett Franklin Walton. Survived by lifetime mate, Lawrence Love; son, Kristopher Franklin Rutherford; sisters, Vicki F. Marlowe, Beth F. Clark; brother, Paul David Franklin; nieces, Tracy Gill and Natalie Marlowe, Erin and Lori Lindsay; lifetime friend, Janie Houser Lambert. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday, Rose Chapel. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

GARNER, LILLIE IRIS LEE - age 83, widow of William Chester Garner, of 594 Monroe Street, Madisonville, passed away 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Brookhaven Health Care, Kingsport. Active member of the First Baptist Church of Madisonville. A loving mother and a friend to all who knew her. Born May 14, 1913. Gone to be with the Lord and loved ones who have gone before her: husband; grandson, Greg Garner; Mom and Dad, Robert T., Sr. and Prudie Lee; brother, Dale Lee; sister, Reba Lee Atkins. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Sassy and Ray Blackwell, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Helen Garner, Shelbyville, Bill and Kathy Garner, Lake City, S.C.; grandchildren, Bill Garner III and wife Lois, John Garner, Lyn Erwin and husband David, Susan Oliver and husband Jimbo, Debby Jacobs and husband Jim, Ray Blackwell, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Mike Hartman, J.G. and Mindy Oliver, Kelli and Nikki Yurgartis, Amber Blackwell, Lauren Garner; sisters, Annie Ruth Lynn, Florida, Jody Holland, Alcoa, Fay Watson, Madisonville; brothers, Bob Taylor Lee, Jr., Dick Lee, both of Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 3 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Dr. Lon Shoopman and Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating. Interment in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the National Alzheimer's Foundation. The family will receive friends 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

HARRELL, EDNA CRIGGER - age 88, of Burlington, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Shannondale Nursing Home. She had been in declining health since a massive tumor was removed from the back side of her brain two years ago. Member of Buffat Heights Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, E.H. (Rack) Harrell; son, William Henderson Harrell; grandson, Russell Allen Harrell; granddaughters, Angelia Renee Harrell, Heather Mae Harrell, all of Knoxville. She was retired from South Central Bell after 44 years of service and also retired from the Knoxville News-Sentinel after 18 years of part time service on the switch board. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Cemetery for graveside services and interment at 2 p.m. Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary. 

HILL, ELLA J. CROSS - age 83, of Knoxville, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Graduate of Oliver Springs High School where she was an all state forward for the Oliver Springs High School girls basketball team. She was of the Baptist faith. Former Knoxville Police Department employee where she served as one of the first women motor vehicle inspectors. Retired from Greyhound Lines in Knoxville. Preceded in death April 4, 1997, by son, Billy C. Kelly, a longtime evangelist. Survivors: daughters, Joanna Bayers of Nashville, Martha Lambert of Vineland, N.J.; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Kelly of Landrum, S.C.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Allen Aiken officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

HUGGINS, SAMMY JOE - age 57, of Knoxville, died 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 1997, at the family home. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, William and Martha Huggins; brothers, William and Wheeler Huggins. Survivors: wife, Marie Huggins, Knoxville; daughters, Kimberly Limbaugh and Traci Hickman of Knoxville, Barbara Jeanne Weiss, Catherine Cecilia Hines, Theresa Ann Langston, Laura Marie Christian; sons, William Joseph and James Edward Huggins; ten grandchildren; sisters, Louise Fowler, Evelyn Bain, Mary Ann McDonald; brothers, George, Jack, Henry, Jimmy and David Huggins. Family and friends will meet at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at Mars Hill Church Cemetery in Englewood, Tenn., for a 3 p.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Joe Kemper and Glenda Dennison officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

KECK, LESTER L. - of Knoxville, born May 18, 1915, passed away April 23, 1997, at home. Member of Powder Springs Baptist Church, Grainger County. Survivors: wife of 62 years, Clara Keck; sons, James F. Keck of Knoxville, Joe L. Keck of Waco, Texas; daughter, Charlotte Whelahan of Ten Mile, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several cousins. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel. Rev. James Lennon officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Mike and Shane Keck, Patrick, Shawn and Dan Whelahan and Ryan Tucker. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

KILPATRICK, ALLENE LINGINFELTER - age 84, of Tellico Plains, Tenn., died at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was born in Alcoa, Tenn. She was a Monroe County resident for 50 years. Member of Tellico First Baptist Church, Past Worthy Matron and member of Eastern Star No. 324, past president and member Cherokee Study Club and past officer of the State and Third District of the Tennessee Federation of Women's Club. She owned and operated Kilpatrick's Grocery Store. Survivors: husband, John Kilpatrick; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Doug Plemons, Tellico Plains, Tenn.; grandsons, John and Jason Plemons, Tellico Plains; several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8:30 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Henry and Steve Linginfelter officiating. Burial Clarksgrove Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday. Family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, Tenn. 423 253-2211. 

LAWSON, BURLEY L. - age 60, of East Knoxville, passed away 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Christian Fellowship Center. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Freddy and Tammy Lawson, Lee and Carolyn Lawson, Jackie and Rhonda Lawson; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Mark Covington, Tammy and R.D. Thurman; 15 grandchildren; two sisters; four brothers; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Saturday at Asbury Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Mark Covington officiating. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

MAXWELL, HARRIETT - of Destin, Fla., died Wednesday, April 22, 1997. She was born in Bristol, Va., on January 14, 1920, to George Aiken Caldwell and Harriett Parrish Caldwell. She was preceded in death by her son, George C. Maxwell; and last year by her husband of 49 years, Maj. Gen. Jewell C. Maxwell. Mrs. Maxwell is survived by her son, Jewell C. Maxwell, Jr. of Destin, Fla.; and her brother and sister-in-law, George A. Caldwell, Jr. and Elizabeth V. Caldwell of Fairfax, Va. Mrs. Maxwell grew up in Knoxville where she graduated from Knoxville High School in 1938. She attended Agnes Scott College before WWII and worked for the government as a statistical analyst in Miami, Fla., and the Pentagon in Washington D.C., during WWII. After the war she attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she met and married Bill Maxwell. In 1947 the Maxwells joined the newly formed Air Force and began a career that spanned 35 active duty years. Their first assignment was in Marietta, Ga., and then graduate school at Princeton, N.J. During the Maxwells' Air Force career they were stationed at the Pentagon, Washington D.C., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, Andrews AFB, Maryland, Vandenberg AFB, California, and finally after an FAA assignment in Washington D.C., Eglin AFB, Florida. Mrs. Maxwell was active in the various officers' wives clubs, including a year as president of the Andrews OWC. Mrs. Maxwell was also active in the American Red Cross as a hospital volunteer and in the American Cancer Society as a volunteer. Maj. Gen. Maxwell retired from the Air Force at Eglin AFB, Florida, in 1972. After their Air Force career the Maxwells moved to Renton, Wash., where Bill Maxwell worked for the Boeing Company. In 1980 the Maxwells returned to Destin, Fla., to retire. The family requests that donations to the Okaliosa County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society be made in memory of Mrs. Maxwell in lieu of floral arrangements. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 1997, at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel at 10 a.m. Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Maxwell's final resting place will be in Bristol, Va., in a local cemetery. McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements. 

KIRKPATRICK, CHARLES RUFUS, SR. (RUFUS) - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning at home. He was of the Catholic faith. Active member of Lions Club and business community. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Ollie Kirkpatrick; brother, Thomas Kirkpatrick; son, Joseph Kirkpatrick; daughter, Deloris Kirkpatrick. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Rufus Kirkpatrick Jr. and Imogene, Paul Silas Kirkpatrick the First and Christine, Curtis Eugene Kirkpatrick and Carmela Capano; daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia K. Love and Herbert, Shirley Jean Stanford and Willie; daughter, Gwendolyn Diane Scott; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; close friends, Jim Watkins, Joe Fogerty, Pat Smith, Beatrice Smith. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel. Interment Crestview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11:30-1 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's. 

MERRITT, RUTH MARIE - age 89, of Halls, went to be with the Lord, April 22, 1997. She was born Aug. 29, 1907. Preceded in death by husband, Roy E. Merritt and son, Bobby E. Merritt. Survivors: daughter, Dorothy Hughes of Halls; son, Roy E. Merritt of Powell; sister, Lucille Foster of Halls; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; many loving friends and relatives. Special thanks to the staff and nurses at Mariner Health Care Center. Family and friends will meet at Cedar Grove Cemetery for a graveside service 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Curtis Tindell officiating. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

MILLS, EASTER ELIZABETH - age 67, of Powell, went to be with her heavenly father, April 23, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Callahan Road Baptist Church and the Fidelity Sunday School Class. Survived by husband, James David Mills; son and daughter-in-law, Vic and Pam Mills of Augusta, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Terry Neff of Powell; grandchildren, Matthew, Jennifer and John Mills, Sabrina and Adam Neff; brothers, Ralph, R.L. and Wade White, all of Powell; sisters, Bonnie Keys of Detroit, Mich. and Darlene Cervone of Meadville, Pa. ''By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.'' John 13:35. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 10:30 a.m. Friday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service at 11 a.m., Rev. Mark Kidd and Rev. Roy Gose officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Matthew and John Mills and Adam Neff; nephews, Craig White, Jeremy Roberts, David Hill and Gary Roberts; friends, Ed Ball and Sonny Ferguson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Callahan Road Baptist Church, 1336 Callahan Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37912. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

NORDMANN, VIRGINIA LOUISE - age 73, of Fountain City, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997. A member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and teacher's aide at St. Joseph's Elementary School. The widow of Joseph H. Nordmann, she was also preceded in death by son, Stephen J. Nordmann. Survivors: three daughters, Theresa Lynden of Pittsburgh, Pa., Anne Swienton of Dallas, Texas, and Mary Chrenko-Phillips of Knoxville; six sons, Paul Nordmann of St. Louis, Mo., Frank Nordmann of Knoxville, Thomas Nordmann of Sparta, Ill., Edward Nordmann of Houston, Texas, Phillip Nordmann of Houston, Texas, Andrew Nordmann of Duquoin, Ill.; grandchildren, Patricia Esswein, Scott, Matthew, Sarah, Beth, Angela and Craig Nordmann, Ryan Lynden, Katherine Chrenko, Kyle Swienton and Heather Swienton; sister, Dorothy Pliske of Florissant, Mo. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Father John Dowling and Father Chris Michelson officiating. Interment at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday with a Catholic rosary service at 7 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

PHILLIPS, REV. CARLOS - age 73, of Route 2, Jacksboro, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church, the Jacksboro Masonic Lodge No. 322, F&AM and the Caryville Eastern Star No. 415. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Hollifield Phillips; parents, James and Martha McKamey Phillips and brother, Wilmer Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lindsay Phillips; sons, Elbert, Joseph and Michael Phillips of Jacksboro; daughter, Linda Farmer of Jacksboro; five grandchildren and one great-grandchld; brothers, Elmer, Kilmer, Ernest and Virgil Phillips of Jacksoboro and Odis Phillips of LaFollette; sisters, Frostie Henderson of LaFollette, Elsie Warman, Carrie Gross, Kelsie Cook and Geneva Shown of Jacksboro and Oma Heatherly of Nashville; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 1997, at Cumberland View Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Ray Wilson, Rev. Ralph Leach and Rev. Virgil Farmer officiating. Interment will follow in Cumberland View Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1 until 2 p.m. before funeral services. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. with Masonic Services at 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at Martin Funeral Home. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette, in charge of arrangements. 

POLLARD, MRS. STELLA MARTHA PROFFITT BELITZ - age 77, passed away 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Retired after 30 years as an RN at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Robert Coe; granddaughters, Abby and Robin Coe, all of Knoxville; mother, Laura Proffitt; sister, Grace Proffitt, both of Maynardville. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m.- 12 noon at Ailor Mortuary with graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at Alder Springs Cemetery, Rev. Charles Widner officiating. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

RODGERS, AMY LEE - age 75, of Knoxville, Tenn., entered into eternal rest on April 23, 1997. Born January 24, 1922, in New Castle, Alabama. Member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church of Knoxville, Tenn. for over 40 years. Preceded in death by daughter, Claudette Lowe and son, John Wesley Bailey; sisters, Mary Lewis, Azella Watson. Survived by Juanita Grant of Knoxville, Jannie Postel, Anna Belle and Charles Hutchison, Anna Ruth Evans, all of Michigan; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. Receiving friends at the family home at 610 Houston Street. Family will receive friends at Highland South Tuesday 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be 12 noon on Wednesday in the Highland South Chapel with interment to follow. The family is being served by Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills) 573-7300. 

ROSE, MARJORIE G. - formerly of Knoxville, died January 7, 1997, in Miami, Florida. She was born in Charleston, Ill., October 27, 1910, to J.W. and Elizabeth Shoot Gannaway. She is survived by husband of 63 years, Bernard I. Rose of Miami, Fla. and three grandchildren, Susan Rose Murray and family of Oklahoma City, Okla., John Rose and family of Miami, Gerry B. Rose and family of Tallahassee, Fla. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 1997, in the chapel at Church Street United Methodist Church with Rev. William Fowler officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SMILEY, WALLACE DEAN - age 31, of Norris, Tenn., died Thursday at Methodist Medical Center. Born May 6, 1965, in Knoxville, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Norris First Baptist Church. He was a student at Pellissippi State Community College. He was preceded in death by his father, Hollis Smiley, Sr. Survivors include: daughter, Amber Smiley of Norris; son, Cody Smiley of Norris; sister, Katyryn and husband, Billy Walker of Clinton; brother, Hollis Eugene Smiley, Jr. of Powell; grandparents, Gertie Lewelling of Knoxville and Mildred Smiley of Clinton; fiancee', Marie Williams of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Wayne Provence officiating. Burial Saturday at Asbury Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. 

THOMAS, BEAMAN R. - age 91, of Sevierville, died Thursday, April 24, 1997. He was a member and trustee of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Ray Sharp Thomas; sons, Edward Thomas, Delmar Thomas and wife Carolyn; daughters, Ronda Whaley and husband Loy, Ruby Zavona; grandchildren, Gary Thomas, Pamela K. McNabb, Karen Patrick and David Zavona; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jandice Thomas, Aarin McNabb, Daniel Patrick; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. W.A. Galyon and Dr. Melvin Faulkner officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

WILLIAMS, JAMES K. (SLIM) - age 83, of Kingston, left his earthly home to be with his heavenly father, April 24, 1997, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston. Retired driver for Associated Transport. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mattie Williams; brothers, Swain, Walter and Kyle Williams. Joyfully awaiting their reunion with him are his loving wife of 61 years, Margaret Meade Williams; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Nina of Heiskell, Ken and Evelyn, of Maryville and Jerry and Connie of Kingston; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Greg Johnson of Evans, Ga.; grandchildren, Regina and husband, Jack, Laura and husband, Bryan, of Heiskell, Jim and wife, Anna and Judi of Maryville, Russell and Nathan of Goldsboro, N.C.; three adopted grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda and William of Evans, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Donnie, Joey and Ashlyn Brooke; sister, Fannie Belle Martin of Bristol, Tenn.; brothers, Lloyd Williams of Bristol, Tenn., Graham Williams of Bristol, Va. and George Williams of Radford, Va. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Funeral 8 p.m. Saturday in Kyker Chapel with The Rev. Jimmy Riner and The Rev. Mike Henegar officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Maryville, for graveside service and burial. 

WILLIAMS, MR. WILLIE RAY - age 76, formerly of Maryville, but had made his home in Harriman, Tenn. with a cousin, Walter Nicholas, for the past few years, died Thursday morning, April 24, 1997. He was a member of the Faith Primitive Baptist Church. A Veteran of WWII. Retired from Blount Farmers Co op. Preceded in death by his wife, America Tennessee Williams. Funeral services will be held Friday eve at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Davis Funeral Home with Brother Franklin Bryant and Brother Bill Brown officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services with military honors will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Union Grove Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, in charge of arrangements. 

WRIGHT, HERBERT O. (HOBBY) - age 89, of East Knoxville, passed away 3:20 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Buffat Heights Baptist Church and a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #102. Survivors: wife, Irene Julian Wright; daughters, Elva Lee Pressley, Wanda King, Brenda Harkleroad; sisters, Bess Drummer, Ollie Moulton, Pearl Pickle; brother, Ott Wright; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, McCarty Chapel, Rev. Dana Mathison officiating. Interment Caledonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.

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