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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 Lavelle Castalaw of Memphis, Ruth Young, Ooltewah, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to to the building fund of Park West Church of God. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BOSS, MARY LYNN - age 58, passed away April 10, 1998, at home in Sacramento, Calif. Preceded in death by father, William ''Bill'' Dyche. Survived by mother, Orene Galyon Dyche; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Doug Ward of Edgartown, Mass.; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Ron Peppers; daughter, Amy Boss Bowen; grandchildren, Scott and Jeff Peppers and Alina Bowen, all of Sacramento; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 15, at Sierra View Chapel in Sacramento, officiated by Chaplain Ivan Paulk, eulogy given by her sister, Doris Ward. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ''Make a Wish Foundation,'' c/o Amy Bowen and Stacy Peppers, 9112 Rawhide Way, Sacramento, CA 95826. 

BOWLING, REBA C. - age 78, of Knoxville, died April 17, 1998. She was the widow of Sterling E. Bowling. Her survivors include: children, Paul Dockery, Clifford, Ronnie, Gary, Terry, Ricky, Debra (Sissy) and Kimberly Bowling, all of Knoxville; 32 grandchildren, Chuck, Debra, Clifford, Tracy, Dustin, Benny, Anthony, Brent, Brice, Shaundra, Gary, Marty, Tyler, Zachary, Lara, Danni, Vanessa, Amy, Christy, Amanda, Chris, Josh, Terry, Aaron, Emily, Ricky, Josh, Joseph, Dustin, Misty, Whitney, and Katlyn; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn of Ill. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. William L. Harvey officiating. Grandsons will be pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BURNETTE, EUGENE E. - age 71, of Knoxville, died suddenly Friday, April 17, 1998, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Timothy Street Baptist Church. Retired from KUB with over 28 years service, also retired from Puralator Courier. An Army Veteran of WWII having served in the European Theater. He was preceded in death by first wife, Lillian Beaty Burnette; mother, Hazel Burnette Lee; and brother, Calvin and Jimmy Burnette. Survivors: wife, Mary Lou Beeler Burnette; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Joseph Ownby, Knoxville; granddaughter, Samantha Ownby, Knoxville; sister, Margaret Lee Reagan, Knoxville; stepdaughters, Mary Frances Yost, California, Shirley Burgos, Knoxville, Gail Courtney, California; very special friends, Ronnie, Debby and Dustin Dotson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Rose Broadway Chapel, Rev. Gibbs Hammond officiating. Family and friends will meet Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Tuesday for a 10 a.m. interment service. Military honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers: James Taylor, Jack Bright, Sr., Jack Bright, Jr., Rick Bright, David Kerr, and Richard Hunley. Family request memorial contributions be made to Timothy Street Baptist Church, 205 Timothy Street, Knoxville, TN 37914 in memory of Eugene Burnette. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

CERVONE, ANTHONY (TONY) JOSEPH - age 89, of Kingsport, Tenn., died Friday, (April 17, 1988), at his home with many of his family present. He would have celebrated his sixty-fourth wedding anniversary with his wife, Lucille Sarah Cervone on May 18th. Born in Meadville, Pa., Tony lived most of his adult life in Knoxville, Tenn. He retired from the State of Tennessee after seventeen years of service in the Department of Labor/Boiler Division. Tony and Lucille then moved to Florida for six years before relocating to Kingsport in 1989 where they shared a home with their granddaughter, Lori Elanie and her husband, Gary Lett, and their two great-grandchildren, Heather and Christopher. Tony was preceded in death by his daughter, Roberta Bernice Ailor; his parents, Dominick and Bernice (Longo) Cervone. Tony is survived by: his wife of sixty-three years, Lucille Sarah Cervone of the home; his daughter, Carolyn Grace (Cervone) Sampson; his son, David Meridith Cervone; sisters, Margaret Busatto, Carolyn Wykoff, Florence Hindle; his brothers, James Cervone, Johnny Cervone, and Jerry Cervone; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Tony's wishes were to be cremated and there will be no visitation or funeral. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Cervone. 

COX, THELMA ALMEDA - 87, of Sevier County, died Friday, April 17, 1998. She was a member of Arlington Baptist Church and the widow of Paris S. Cox. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Donna Cox of Gatlinburg, Jerry and Shari Cox of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dennis Cox of Rosewell, Ga., Mike Cox of Knoxville, Cindy Cox of Dalton, Ga. and Penny Yount of Ft. Collins, Colo.; three great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Ray Ridgeway officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

FINK, MAGNHILD ESTHER ORDAL - age 94, passed away April 2, 1998, at Shannondale Health Care Center after a long illness. A 1928 graduate of St. Olaf College, Minnesota, she earned a MA from Columbia University, New York in 1940. An occasional history instructor for the University of Tennessee, she was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. Harold S. Fink, a retired UT history professor; two sisters and four brothers. She was a longtime member of St. John's Cathedral. Survivors: sister, Selma Madison, Melvindale, Mich.; brother, Caspar Ordal, Lancaster, Pa.; special nieces, Carolyn Ordal, Knoxville, and Joan Tavares, Greensboro, N.C.; and many more nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and one great-great-niece. Her ashes will be interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, New London, Minn., beside those of her husband. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Cathedral, Knoxville. 

GANN, REBA E. TURNER - age 87, of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Sevierville, died Friday, April 17, 1998 at Huntsville Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Huntsville, a 50 year member of Cypress Chaper O.E.S., and Yellow Hammers Garden Club. Preceded in death by her parents, James and Nora Turner; brothers, Glenn E. Turner and Hubert Turner, all of Sevierville. Survivors: husband of 66 years, P.L. Gann; sisters, Jewell Ramsey of Morristown, Polly McCown of Lorton, Va.; brother, Ralph Turner of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; sister-in-law, Hailey H. Turner of Sevierville. Memorial service will be Saturday April 25, 1998 at Laughlin Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala. 

HARPER, C. MACK - age 78, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on April 18, 1998, at Columbia Bay Shore Medical Center in Pasadena, Texas. He was a loving husband, father and papaw. Mr. Harper was a member of Temple Baptist Church and also retired from Highway Transport Trucking Co. Mr. Harper was in the U.S. Navy and a veteran of WWII. Born April 10, 1920, in Newport, Tenn. to the late Bert and Rachel White Harper. Preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Lloyd Harper. Survivors: wife, Eula Holt Harper of Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Bill Harper of LaPorte, Texas; daughters, Joyce Powell of Mascot, Tenn., Betty Sweat of LaPorte, Texas; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen Harper of Knoxville, Tenn., Buford Harper of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Jean Rymer of Knoxville, Tenn.; special niece, Anna Dalton of Knoxville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

HUGHES, TRESA GRACE - 38, of Heiskell, Tenn., died Friday in Anderson County. She was employed as bookkeeper at Data Worlds Micros To Go in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her father, Ruben Hill; and daughter, Selina Crass. Survivors include her son, Timothy Dana Crass of Heiskell, Tenn.; mother, Dorotha Hill Turner of Heiskell; four sisters, Shilda Sands of Maynardville, Tenn., Charlotte Ogle of Sevierville, Gilda Morris of Andersonville, Lisa Ray of Knoxville, Ina Page of Tipp City, Ohio; two brothers, Lionel Hill of Knoxville, Gordon Hill of Heiskell; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Holley-Gamble Chapel. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements. 

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 procession will leave Rose Mortuary 1:30 p.m. Sunday and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for interment at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl Gary Vandergriff and Rev. Rocky Ramsey officiating. Pallbearers: Michael Vandergriff, Michael Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Don Varner, Joe Mynatt. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

McLENDON, LUCY ANN EPPES - age 60, of Cashiers, N.C., passed away April 14, 1998. Preceded in death by parents, Mary and Clarence Eppes; and sister, Harriet Eppes Cunningham. Survivors include husband, Phillip T. McLendon; sister, Mary Eppes House, Concord, Tenn.; nephews, Robert P. Murrian and Michael Cunningham of Knoxville, William E. House, Lenoir City, and Steve Cunningham, Friendsville; nieces, Diane House Rule, Lenoir City, and Missy Cunningham Sanford, Knoxville; godchildren, Rob Sanford and Albert Murrian, Knoxville; nine great nieces and nephews. Mrs. McLendon graduated from Central High School of Knoxville, Tenn., Gulf Park College, Gulfport, Miss., and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Following her education, Mrs. McLendon moved to Atlanta in 1960 and lived there for 24 years working as a legal secretary and as an adminstrative assistant with the Georgia State Senate and as an adminstrative assistant to Speaker Pro Tem of Georgia House of Representatives. She moved to Friendsville, Tenn., in 1984 when her husband retired from Southern Bell. Memorial services will be held in the Fred Brown Chapel of First Baptist Church, 510 Main Street, Knoxville, Tenn., Reverend Dave Ward officiating, Monday, April 20, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. in the Blue Room. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association or the charity of your choice. 

MITCHELL, BEATRICE - age 73, died suddenly, Saturday, April 18, 1998, at her home in North Knoxville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel 

NEWMAN, MRS. RUBY P. - age 83, of Knoxville, died 11:25 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband of 63 years, Roy Newman. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James and Shirley Newman; grandsons, Richard, Jeffrey, Christopher and Terry Newman, all of Knoxville; granddaughters, Kim Rives of Knoxville and Nancy Bevels, Fayetteville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; special sisters-in-law, Rossie Drummer, Alma Harkleroad, Louise Harkleroad, Jessie Newman, all of Knoxville and Betty Harkleroad of Detroit, Mich.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Eastview Memorial Gardens at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Charlie Harkleroad officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Spurling and Bob Phillips. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

ROGERS, FRANK A. - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away April 16, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at McCarty-Weaver Chapel with Rev. Gilbert Diaz officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-6 at the funeral home. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

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, Maynardville; father, Charles E. (Rattler) 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. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

SNASDELL, VIRGINIA COX - 93, of Sevierville, died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Sevier Co. Health Care Center. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sevierville. Mrs. Snasdell taught school in Johnson City prior to WWII. During the war she worked for Tennessee Eastman in Oak Ridge. She then taught school in Oak Ridge and later at Pi Beta Phi in Gatlinburg. Survivors: daughters, Jane S. Peters of Knoxville, Barbara S. Mauck of Missouri; seven grandchildren; brother, Herbert Cox of Sevierville; a nephew and several nieces; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Bailes officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home. 

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 was the last 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. 

TURPIN, JERRY CLAYTON - age 57, of Maryville, died Friday, April 17, 1998, at his home. He was a member of the C.I.A. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Moreno Turpin; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Steve Sands, Michelle and David Swicegood, Elena and Jonathan Patrick; daughter, Tiffany Turpin; parents, William Edgar and Anne Turpin; sister, Lynda Ellis; grandchildren, Megan Waters, Bren Swicegood, and Taylor Sands; special cousin, Harold Scarborough; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ernie Sands officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons 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) Callins of Oklahoma City, Okla., Shelita Williams of Knoxville, Kim (James) Sanders of Alcoa, Tenn.; sons, James Williams of Knoxville and Harvey (Renee) Williams of Knoxville, Kent (Fenisha) 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, Beulah (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.

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