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ACUFF, MR. CARMACK F. - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning, April 16, 1998, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur G. Acuff, Sr. and Sarah Booker Acuff; sister, Mrs. Clarence (Edith) King; brother, Arthur G. Acuff, Jr. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Carl (Ila) Marsee, Plymouth, Mich., Mrs. Leo (Vacie) Hubble, Middlesboro, Ky.; sister-in-law, Ruth Acuff, Maynardville; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives in the East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky area. The family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. Saturady at Ailor Mortuary with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m., Booker Cemetery, Hwy. 61, Luttrell, Rev. Ray Headrick officiating. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge of arrangements. 

BAKER, MRS. MILDRED INEZ ASHE - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 16, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Park West Church of God and former member of 8th Ave. Church of God. Preceded in death in 1996 by husband, James F. ''Jim'' Baker. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Bob Hubbard; granddaughter, Vadonna G. Bruce and husband, Kenny; sisters and brothers-in-law, Isabelle and Lavella Castalaw of Memphis, Ruth Young, Ooltewah, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 4 p.m. Sunday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Gerald McGinnis and Rev. Jimmy Ball officiating. Music by Old 8th Ave. Church of God Choir directed by Harry Whittington. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Monday for interment at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BARTH, RUBY KEENEY (GRANNY) - age 67, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, April 17, 1998, at Saint Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jack Barth and Kathy Vittetoe; grandchildren, Jacky and his wife Jackie, Amanda; great-grandchildren, Tanner and Tyler; brother, Fred; sisters, Ella and Elza; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wolfe Valley Church Cemetery for graveside funeral service. Rev. Bob Bean and Rev. Steve Diggs officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BROYLES, MARY ALICE - age 84 of Powell, died 10:00 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. Member of Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle. Preceded in death by: husband, Joseph Broyles; daughter, Mildred Joyce Jones; son, Charles (Sonny) Broyles. Survivors: daughters, Janice Atchley, Mary Jo Broyles, Becky Broyles, Judy Lewis, all of Powell; son, James Broyles, Alpharetta, Ga.; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; many friends. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary Chapel. Dr. Bob Bevington officiating. Interment to follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave., at Broadway. 

CLABOUGH, CARL W. (C.W.) - age 70, of Corryton, passed away Thursday morning at home. Veteran of WWII serving in U.S. Army. Preceded in death by parents Ernest and Polly Clabough, and brothers Bud, Charles, and Bobby. Survivors: wife, Vivian Clabough; son, Carl William Clabough II; step-sons, Stephen, Michael, and Richard Houser; six grandchildren; brothers, Edward, Ray, Wayne Clabough; sisters, Pearl Roach, Mary Lee Hood, Lois Cox; several nieces and nephews; very special friend Scott Adkins. Service Saturday, 8 p.m. Mynatts Chapel, Rev. Mark Kitts, Rev. Johnny Beeler officiating. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Sunday Graveston Cemetery for interment. Pallbearers: George Davis, Red David Clapp, Geurry Murphy, Benton Mouser, Jack Butler, Clarence Brantley. Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Hankins, Herbert Walker, Floyd Hubbs, Harold Cates, Grady Lett. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Graveston Baptist Church, 8328 Clapps Chapel Rd., Corryton, TN 37721. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatts. 

ELLIS, MARTIN R. - age 43, of Knoxville, died Thursday, April 16, 1998 at the family home after a long struggle with cancer. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. Survivors include wife of 21 years, Gina Ellis; daughters, Melissa and Rebecca Ellis of Knoxville; parents, Kenneth and Ruth Ellis of Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Machiko Ellis of Crossville, Tim and Teresa Ellis of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Kena and David Rogers of Florida; several nephews and a niece; and a host of wonderful friends and relations. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 1998 at Concord United Methodist Church with Reverend Ronald Hammond officiating. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Pancreatic Research of the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Funeral Concepts of Knoxville. 

FERGUSON, MR. EUGENE F. - age 71, of Bluff Road, Harriman, passed away Friday, April 17, at the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. He was a retired machine cleaner, Martin Marietta Y-12. Member and deacon of Piney Grove Baptist Church, U.S. Army Veteran WWI, Harriman Masonic Lodge #369 F&AM, Scottish Rite of Knoxville, and Kerbela Temple, Knoxville. Preceded in death by father, Frank Ferguson. He is survived by: wife, Margaret Ferguson, Harrison; son and daughter-in-law, Larry E. and Charlene Ferguson, Harriman; daughter and son-in-law, Charlie and Judy McKinney, Kingston; four grandchildren, Chad and Jenna Ferguson, Jodi and Jeremy Young; mother, Lennie Plemmons, Midtown; sisters, Daisy Chitwood, Harriman, Ruby Ledbetter, Harriman; brothers, Jim Ferguson, Harriman, Charles Ferguson, Harriman, Carl Ferguson, Louisville, Tenn. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday evening at 8 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. David Allison officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Mr. Eugene F. Ferguson. 

HODGSON, AVERY H. - age 81, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday , April 16, 1998, at Life Care of Jefferson City. He was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson City, having served in various capacities. A retired employee of U.S. Steel Mines with 33 years of service. Preceded in death by wife of 57 years, Anna Lynn Hodgson; son, Gary Hodgson; parents, Thomas R. and Daisey Hodgson; sisters, Lila Hodgson, Lucy Cannon and Deana Fraker; brothers, Jack, Tom, Bill, Charles and King Hodgson. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Gale and Donna Kae; grandsons, Shawn and Kevin, all of Knoxville; brother, Ellis Hodgson of Jefferson City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday, Fielden Chapel with Rev. Andy Ferguson officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

HURST, MR. BILLY T. (BID) - age 60, died April 16, 1998 at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Retha Hurst of Knoxville; one daughter, Marlene Hurst of Seymour; five brothers, Kenneth Hurst, Carson Hurst, Carl Hurst, Robert Hurst, all of Seymour, and Alfred Hurst of Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Quarrells, and Dot Rauhuff both of Seymour; one grandson, Cody Kelly of Seymour. Friends may pay their respects from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Highland South Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Highland South Cemetery. Highland South Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

JOHNSON, MARGARET YATES - age 88 years, of 704 Old Mill Lane, Lone Oak, Texas, formerly of Monroe County and Maryville, passed away 5:20 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. Former member of the Friends Churches in Monroe County and Maryville, retired public school teacher having taught in Ohio and Monroe County. Survivors: husband, James M. (Buddy) Johnson, Lone Oak, Texas; daughters and son-in-law, Neita and Rev. Don Cunningham, Tellico Plains, Linda Welch, Knoxville; grandchildren, Don Cunningham, Jr., Seattle, Wash., Cathy Holte, Vonore, Catrina Livesay, Madisonville, Gretchen Dawson, Atlanta, Ga., David Welch, Fort Benning, Ga., Kevin and Robert Welch, Knoxville; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; stepdaughter and husband, Norma Ruth and Rev. Byron Myrick of Clarksville, Texas; two step-grandchildren, Byron D. and Elisha Ruth; and two step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Esta Hicks, Maryville; brother-in-law, J.D. Yates, Vonore. Preceded in death by first husband, Rev. Howard Yates; one sister and three brothers. Funeral 8 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Don Cunningham, Rev. Carl White and Rev. Byron Myrick officiating. Interment 3 p.m. Sunday, Grandview Cemetery, Maryville. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

JONES, HOARCE T. - age 68, of North Knoxville, passed away April 16, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a retired sheet metal worker and member of Old Pleasant Gap Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Mildred Bailey Jones; sons, Donnie, Ronnie and Wayne Jones; stepsons, Gary Atkins and Gil Atkins; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; sisters, Martha Reed, Christine Jones, Betty Tindell and Lula Wilson; many other family and friends. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside service, Rev. Sammy Epperson officiating. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

JONES, LOYN C., SR. - age 86, of Townsend, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Tuckaleechee Primitive Baptist Church in Townsend. He was a retired state inspector. He was preceded in death by infant son; sister, Estella Wolfenbarger of Knoxville; and brother, Claude E. Jones of Oak Ridge. Survivors include wife, Mable Effler Jones; son, Loyn C. Jones, Jr., both of Maryville; daughter, Patricia McPherson of Knoxville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Collins of Knoxville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Tuckaleechee Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Cooper, Rev. J.B. Huskey, and Rev. Michael Vincent officiating. Special music by granddaughter. Family and friends will assemble after the service at Tuckaleechee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery for the interment. The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Tuckaleechee Primitive Baptist Church in Townsend. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements. 

JONES, LILLIAN H. - of Knoxville, departed this life on Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Holston Healthcare Center. She was the mother of Mary Harris and Denise Winton. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 1 p.m. at Crusader for Christ Church, 7th Street, Hattisburg, Miss. Cook-Galloway Funeral Home, 1104 West Ave., Columbia, MS 30429, in charge. Announcement by Unity Mortuary. 

LANE, CLYDE OTIS - age 80, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Nola Lane; sons, Robert Lee and George Vernon Lane; sister, Bonita Lee. He is survived by wife: Pearl ''Tiny'' Lane; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Ray and Lois Lane, Otis and Ina Lane, Larry and Teresa Lane, and David and Joyce Lane; daughters and sons-in-law, Phillas and Bob Johnson, Kathy and Bill Lawson; daughters, Jane Jeranka Lane, Sally Jo Murphy; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 18, 1998 from 6-8 p.m. the Highland South Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, April 19, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Ella Joy Cemetery with Reverend Ben Johnson officiating. Family and friends will meet at graveside. Highland South Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Chapman Hwy. 5732D7300. 

LeSUEUR, NITA - age 48, of Maynardville, passed away at her home Thursday, April 16, 1998. Member Corryton Baptist Church. Preceded in death by loving husband Charles ''Chuck'' LeSueur and parents, Thurman E. and Bertie Johnson. Survivors: daughter, Brooke LeSueur; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Don Weaver, David and Mitzi Raley; step-daughters, Sandy Foland, Debbie LeSueur, Kim Bunch; sisters, Imogene Vandergriff and Hazel Keanaacina, both of Maynardville; brothers, Earl Johnson of Maynardville, Homer Johnson of Knoxville, Ed and Joe Johnson of New Tazewell; half-sisters, Bertha Henderson and Betty Sprauge, both of Michigan; Bessie Johnson of Clinton, Ruth Cooke of Maynardville; half-brother, Robert Johnson. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday Rose Chapel with Rev. Earl Gary Vandergriff and Rev. Rocky Ramsey officiating. Funeral procession will leave Rose Mortuary 1:30 p.m. Sunday and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for interment at 2 p.m. Pallbearers: Michael Vandergriff, Michael Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Don Varner, Joe Mynatt. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

LOHMANN, ANNE MARY POLUMBO - of Knoxville, died Friday, April 10, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, Eric A. Lohmann. Survivors, daughter, Marianne H. Lohmann of Loudon; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric G. and Sharon Lohmann of Houston, Texas, Ronald D. and Patricia Lohmann of Kingston; son, Dennis G. Lohmann of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services were private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kingswood School, P.O. Box 5000, Bean Station, TN 37708. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MASSENGALE, JEREMY DOUGLAS - age 21, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, April 16, 1998 in Murfreesboro. Jeremy was preceded in death by a grandfather, Ardill Griffith and a grandmother, Sammie Ruth West. Survivors: parents, Douglas and Phyllis Massengale of Oliver Springs; brother, Brad Massengale of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; grandfather, Charles Massengale of Coalfield, Tenn.; grandmother, Nora Griffith of Oliver Springs, Tenn. Jeremy graduated from Oliver Springs High School in 1995 with honors. He was attending Middle Tennessee State University at Murfreesboro. He is a lifelong resident of Oliver Springs and he is a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Pastor Garvan Walls and Rev. Keith Price officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Friends may cal, Saturday between the hours of 6-9 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. 

MULKEY, NORA SUSAN - of Maryville, died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Maryville. She was retired from Miller's Department Stores. She was preceded in death by: husband, Jacob H. Mulkey; son, Bernard W. Mulkey. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Myrna Mulkey of Brevard, N.C.; daughter, Miona Duke of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and John Goad of Jacksonville, Fla.; ten grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services are at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 1998 in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, 1998 at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 1998 in the Trinity Chapel. Smith Mortuary Maryville in charge of arrangements. 

LOY, MRS. ROMA GINELLO McCLAIN - age 67, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. She was a beloved member of Trinity Baptist Church of Karns. Preceded in death by her father, Otis L. McClain; brother, Jerry L. McClain; and son, Robert Lee Nicely. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sylvia R. McClain; daughters, Viki Nicely White, Tina McClain and Tammy Jones; sons, James U. Nicely and Steven O. Nicely, all of Knoxville; sisters, Delores Raby and Sandy McClain of Knoxville, Wilma Moose of Florida; brothers, Ben L. McClain, Michael O. McClain of Knoxville, and Carlos McClain of North Carolina, and all their families; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church, 7604 Blacksferry Rd., with Pastor David Stooskbury officiating. Members of the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Trinity Baptist will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in Grubbs-McClain Cemetery, 7921 Blacksferry Rd., with Rev. Harold Ogle officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

PENNINGTON, DAN DUFF, SR. - passed away at East Tenn. Baptist Hospital on Friday, April 17, 1998. Born in Norma, Tenn., August 15, 1925. He was the son of the late Luther C. and Anna Keeton Pennington. He was a member of the Norma Baptist Church since 1950 and had been a deacon since 1973. He served as Training Union director/teacher and Adult Sunday School teacher, chairman of the Flower Fund Committee, director of the church choir and pianist. He also served as pianist for the Pennington family singers who sang in over 200 churches in the East Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio. The Pennington's also played for many revials, funerals and many singing conventions. He received his B.S. degree from Cumberland College and his M.A. degree from Tennessee Tech University. He was associated in both the Norma Supply Co. and the post office with his mother and father for over 30 years. He taught school for over 17 years at Norma Elementary and Fairview Elementary and served as assistant principal at Fairview Elementary for one year. He was a member of the Scott Co. Retired Teachers Association. He was a licensed insurance representative. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther C. and Anna K. Pennington; three brothers, Harold, Jim and Clifton; and a son, William Arthur Pennington. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Norma; two daughters, Gloria P. Lyle and husband, Terry of Knoxville, Kathy Lucinda Pennington of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daugther-in-law, Ms. William (Marsha) Pennington; three sons, Danny Duff Pennington, Jr. and wife, Mary Anne of Oneida, James Clifton Pennington and wife, Sandy of Norma, Patrick Norris Pennington and wife, Lesa of Norma; two sisters, Helen Rector of Huntsville, Alma Baldwin and husband, Hubert of Oneida; six grandchildren, Heather D'Alessandro and husband, Jim of Maryville, Timothy P. Lyle of Knoxville, Danny Duff Pennington III and wife, Jessica of Oneida, James C., Jr., Dustin, and Megan Pennington, all of Norma; one great-grandson, Danny Duff Pennington IV of Oneida. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 19, at West-Murley Funeral Home, Oneida, Tenn. from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Norma Baptist Church Monday, April 20, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. West-Murley Funeral Home of Oneida is in charge of arrangements. 

RIEDER, HELEN JEANNE - 63, of Clinton, Tenn., died Wednesday at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, Md. Born October 3, 1934, in Big Rock, Tenn. Retired from O.S.T.I Oak Ridge. She was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church, Clinton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Maude McKinney. Survivors include her husband, J.C. Rieder and three daughters, Lucy and husband, Brian Jones of Lenoir City, Tenn., Kathryn Rieder of Winston Salem, N.C., Vickie and husband, Roddy Moscoso of Rockville, Md.; grandchildren, Conrad and Locke Jones of Lenoir City, Tenn., Courtney and Meghan Mulhern; sisters, Ida McDraw of Hopkinsville, Ky. and Verna Scott. Visitation will be from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 1998, at First Baptist Church of Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the First Baptist Church of Clinton with Rev. Sam Dean officitating. Burial Saturday, April 18, at Sunset Cemetery, Clinton, TN 37716. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

SAYLER, RALPH J. - age 87, died Thursday afternoon, April 16, 1998 at Farragut Healthcare Center following a lengthy illness. Resident of Wintergreen Circle community, Knoxville, formerly of Greeneville. Retired from Tall Timber Jersey Farm in Little Rock, Ark. Survivors: wife, Eva Lou Cox Sayler; sister, Evelyn Swecker of Greene County; two brothers-in-law, Heiskel Cox of Dandridge, Robert Cox of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Sarah and Jerome L. Sayler; sister, Gladys Gass; two brothers, James Sayler and Jewell Sayler. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 1998 at Doughty-Stevens Chapel. Interment Cross Anchor Cemetery with Rev. Charles Starks officiating. Pallbearers: Kyle Gass, Jason Gass, Jim Lister, Joe Lister, George Sayler, and Stacy Brown. Memorials may be made to Cross Anchor Cemetery or Zion Cemetery at Baileyton. The family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. 

SHERRITZE, NORMA F. - age 35, of Hinds Creek Road, Maynardville, passed away suddenly 4:30 a.m. Friday April 17, 1998 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a faithful member of Hines Creek Baptist Church and the Hines Creek Youth Group. Employee Levi Strauss Co., Powell. Preceded in death by: grandparents, Edgebert and Lucy Wyrick. Survivors: mother, Irene Sherritze, Marynardville; father, Charles E. (Rattle) Sherritze, Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Junior Loy; brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Clarissa Sherritze; nieces, Andrea and Laura Loy; nephew, Daniel Sherritze, all of Maynardville; grandparents, Luna and Nelle Sherritze, Sharps Chapel; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends, Gail Dunsmore, Greg and Stephanie Davis; best buddy ''Milo.'' Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, Hines Creek Baptist Church, Rev. Mark Large, Rev. John Goin, Rev. Johnny Jones officiating with music by the Dunsmore Family. Interment Hines Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers: cousins. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

SNYDER, MARGARET ''MADGE'' LEABOW - age 94, of Athens, died Friday. Native Lone Mountain, Tenn., Resident of Athens most of her life, daughter of the late Robert Alexander and Ann Dossett Leavow, preceded in death by her husband, Fred M. Snyder. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church and recipient of the Paul Harris Rotary Fellowship Award and former school teacher in Claiborne County, Tenn. Survived by two daughtes, Mrs. James (Sally) Hobbs of Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Gardner (Margaret) Gateley of Waco, Texas; sister, Mrs. Winifred L. Vannoy of Knoxville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Ashley Calhoun officiating. Burial will be in McMinn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396, Athens, TN 373712D0396 or the charity of the contributor's choice. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, TN 37303. 

STAIR, RUTH WARWICK - age 91, of Knoxville, died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. Member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church and Alpha Circle of King's Daughters and Sons. Retired office manager from Southern Railway at Coster Shops. Mrs. Stair is the living member of her family. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene D. Stair. Survivors: nephew, Robert James; special friend, Martha O. Thomas, both of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Dr. William R. Barron and Dr. Julian Spitzer officiating. Memorials may be made to Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, 37919. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

STEVENS, MR. CONNIE LEWIS - age 51, of Maryville, passed away Friday afternoon, April 17, 1998 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville. Member of the First Church of the Nazerene, Maryville. Preceded in death by father: Isaac R. ''Ike'' Stevens. Survivors: mother, Mattie Hudgens Stevens of Maryville; children, Richard Stevens, Christopher Stevens, Chelsey Stevens, all of Friendsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and James Ledbetter of Alcoa, Wanda and Nahed Sakalla of Knoxville; several cousins, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Zion Chapel Cemetery at 3 p.m. Sunday April 19, 1998 for graveside service and interment Rev. Lucille Potter-Vickers officating. Friends may call at their convenience Sunday until 2 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

WEST, THELMA COLLINS MAXEY - age 95, of Maryville, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Asbury Acres Healthcare Center. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Maryville, was a graduate of Harriman High School and the University of Tennessee, she taught school in Blount County for 25 years and later worked at the Maryville Post Office for 25 years. Mrs. West served on the board of U.S. Civil Service Examiners for the 5th U.S. Civil Service Region; she was an active member of the Chilhowee Club, Delta Kappa Gamma and several bridge clubs. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Toole Maxey; second husband, Clyde Eckles West; parents, Crawford Wilke and Mattie Goddard Collins. Survivors include: stepson and step daughter-in-law, Charles T. and Barbara West of Maryville; step-grandson and step- granddaughter-in-law, Steve and Ruth West of Maryville; step-granddaughter and step-grandson-in-law, Lucy and Robert Lee of Lebanon; step-great grandchildren, Charles and Russ West of Maryville, Susan and Rebecca Lee of Lebanon; sister-in-law, Mrs. Lenore West Ramsey of Maryville. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James R. Green officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Maryville First United Building Fund, 804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, TN 37803. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

WILLIAMS, ALFRED J. (TIPPIN' EZ) - departed this life on April 15, 1998. He fought a good fight, he endured the race. Preceded in death by his parents, Tellies Moses Williams and Virginia Filmore Williams; loving wife, Eloise Poindexter Williams; son, Albert; loving sister, Dallie Mae (Hubert) Cuthrell; niece; nephews; stepson, Hastin Watts; sister and brother-in-law, Bessie Ruth Harvey and Charles White. He leaves to cherish his memories: devoted wife, Betty Jane Watts Williams; daughters, Rosa (John) Watts, Dallie Lee (Jeffery) DeArmond of Knoxville, Denita (Sam) Collins of Oklahoma City, Okla., Shelita Williams of Knoxville, James and Harvey Williams of Knoxville, Kent (Felicia) Williams of Wendell, N.C.; stepchildren include Betty Jean Watts of Oklahoma City, Okla., Evornica Watts of Knoxville, Homer Watts of Dallas, Ga. He also leaves a heritage of 34 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Bertha Lee Frost of Winston-Salem, N.C.; niece, Bealuh (Bobby) Hinton of Winston-Salem, N.C.; nephews, Hubert (Ruth) Cuthrell, Jr. of Baltimore, Md., Charlie Lee (Ophelia) Powell of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister-in-law, Hazel Shooks, Pearline (Eddie) Robinson, Vivian Elmore, Evelyne Douglas, Mary Lee Lenoir; and a host of cousins, fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, both in Alcoa and Knoxville; and many friends and acquaintances. The family will receive friends Monday, April 20, 1998, at St. Paul AME Church in Alcoa, Tenn., from 1:30-2 p.m. with the funeral to follow. Interment at Sherwood Memorial Garden. Rev. George L. Byrd officiating. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

WILLIAMS, NELL ELIZABETH FOUST age 74, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Central Baptist Church Bearden. Preceded in death by her parents, Burleigh G. and Rebecca Dudley Foust; and son, Dennis Earl Williams. Survived by her husband, Earl Williams; son and daughter-in-law, Millard and Sally Williams; step-grandchildren, Vanessa and Michael Jones; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Ann Foust. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Archie Fendley officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 Sunday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment. Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919. Family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

WOODY, HERBERT WINSLOW, JR. ''J.R.'' - age 68, graduated this life with honors on April 15, 1998, at 8:45 p.m. Family and friends will meet at Woodhaven Cemetery 12:45 p.m. Saturday for interment at 1 p.m. with flag presentation by Volunteer State Veterans Honors Guard. Honorary pallbearers: Frank Harrison, Bill Barlow, B.J. Stooksbury, Ralph Grisson, Marion Hatfield, Charlie Ensor, Danny Hatfield. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

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