Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ALEXANDER, JAMES H. - age 76, died Monday, April 20, 1998,
at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. He was a member of Second Presbyterian
Church and the West Knoxville Civitan Club. A veteran of the Navy serving
in the Pacific during WWII. He was also a graduate of Virginia Tech in
civil engineering and was employed for 34 years with Stone and Webster
Engineering Corp. of Boston. He was preceded in death by his parents and
a sister. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nadine; daughter and
son-in-law and grandson, Nancy Alexander, Bruce Nelson and Alexander Nelson
of Rosemount, Minn.; son, Keith Alexander of Petersburg, Alaska; sister
and brother-in-law, Barbee and John Marlin of Winchester, Va.; and nephew
and family of Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister-in-law and spouse, Janet and
Fred Leder of Grasonville, Md.; nephew and family of Cary, N.C.; and niece
and family of Middleburg, Va. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 1998, at the Highland West Funeral Home Chapel with funeral
service to start at 8 p.m. Dr. Arnold Lovell will be officiating. In lieu
of flowers, please make donations to the Diabetes Center at U.T. Hospital,
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 93, Knoxville, TN 37920. Highland West Funeral
Home has charge of arrangements, Pellissippi Parkway at I-40. 693-9547
BATES, VANNOY SOPHIA CORNWELL - age 74, of Maryville, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tellico Plains and was former owner of Va-Donna Fabrics. She was preceded in death by her father, William Cornwell; mother, Maude Witt Cornwell; and brothers, Gwen Cornwell and Clarence Cornwell. Survivors include husband, Joe Bates; daughter, Susie Young of Madisonville; daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Jackie Winters of Maryville, Sandy and Samir Hakooz of Broken Arrow, Okla.; grandchildren, Lisa and Rick Shepherd, Jeff and Teresa Winters, Jill and Brian Fugate, Tami Hakooz, Lori Millsaps, Joe Hakooz, Jason Hakooz; great-grandchildren, Lauren Fugate, Luke Shepherd, Tyler Don Fugate, Mallory Winters, Matthew Millsaps, Maria Shepherd; sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Gene Blankenship of Lenoir City; sisters, Maudie B. Alexander of Murphy, N.C., Bertha Wilson of Palm Springs, Calif.; several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Bean officiating. The entombment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sherwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. The family suggests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Tellico Plains, Tellico Plains, TN 37385. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
BRADSHAW, THELMA WEAR - age 81, of Townsend, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at the family home. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She retired from Union Carbide, Oak Ridge, with 33 years of service. She was preceded by husband of 42 years, Glenn A. Bradshaw; infant daughter, Glenda Lee; parents, Sheridan H. and Callie Webb Wear; brother, Bobby H. Wear; and sister, Mary Charles Wear Myers. Survivors include daughter, Rebecca Clearman of Townsend; grandchildren, Evan and Savanah Clearman, also of Townsend; brother, Bill D. Wear of Alcoa; sisters, Helen W. Talley and Margaret W. Greaser, both of Townsend, Ruth W. Culvahouse of Ten Mile, Evelyn W. West of Clinton, and Shirley W. White of Maryville. She resided in Knoxville for 40 years where she was one of the first employees of Y-12 Oak Ridge Plant and a founding member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Following retirement she resided in Townsend where she was a co-owner and manager of Carriage House Restaurant, owner of Ye Ole Mill Campground, served 12 years on Townsend City Council, a founding board member of Little River Railroad and Lumber Co. Museum, and served in various capacities with Townsend volunteer organizations and causes including the Volunteer Fire Department, elementary school PTO, and recreation department. Funeral services are Friday, April 24, 1998, at 8 p.m. in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Darren Wiggington officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 1998, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery for the interment with Rev. Rick Clowers officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Blount County Children's Home, 903 McCammon Ave., Maryville, TN 37804. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Trinity Chapel. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements.
BROWN, SHIRLEY S. - age 89, of Ramsey community, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 1998. Retired after many years service from Weigel Farms. Preceded in death by wife, Pauline Brown; and son, Thomas Brown. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Robert Jentzen; grandchildren, Nancy McGill, Dena Brown, William Hice, Thomas Brown; great-grandson, Christopher McGill; brother, L.C. Brown; sister, Violet Hurst; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Roberts Chapel, Rev. Burl Covington officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at Boyds Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday before the service at Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Avenue.
CLAY, JACK D. - age 59, of 2105 David Miller Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Clay was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late Henry L. and Nell I. Crowe Clay. He was retired from the Asbestos Workers Union Local 46, Knoxville. Mr. Clay was a member of Keystone Freewill Baptist Church, Johnson City. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Bennett Clay of the home; three sons, Donald Lynn Clay, Spencer Lee Clay, Mark Stephen Clay, all of Johnson City; three daughters, Sharon Ann Laws, Elizabethton, Edith Slagle, Ina Joan Cole, both of Johnson City; one brother, Sam K. Clay, Johnson City; one sister, Helen Kelly, Johnson City; two grandsons; seven step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 1998, from the East Chapel of Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Greer and Rev. Steve Bennett officiating. Special music will be provided by Wayne Ford and The Cooper Girls, all of Keystone Freewill Baptist Church. Graveside committal services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, in Edgefield Cemetery, Piney Flats. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Asbestos Workers Union Local 46 including Frank Harrison, Bill Barlow, Bobby Dugger, Marion Hatfield, Bill Hughes, Gary Glenn, Bobby Lowe, Sidney Harrison and Danny Hatfield. Those planning to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home by 1 p.m. Sunday to proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601, will be in charge of arrangements.
COLLINS, ORA MAE HUSKEY - age 75, of West Knoxville, passed away 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Loudon Health Care Center. She was a member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church. Survived by her husband, Ralph C. Collins; daughter and son-in-law, Letha and Richard Dore of Morristown; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Irene Collins of Knoxville; sister, Hazel Smith of Loudon; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Eugene Leamon officiating. The family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Roseberry Cemetery for an 11 a.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
CRABTREE, EDNA M. SMALLING - age 69, of 4123 Hwy. 360, Tellico Plains, passed away 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at UT Medical Center. Member of Antioch Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Charles M. Crabtree; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Carroll Best, Michelle and Eugene Giles, all of Ball Play, Gail and Richie Bull, Atlanta, Ga., Charlene and John Begluitti, Loudon; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Wanda Crabtree, Atlanta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Bettis, Sweetwater, Mary Self, Athens; brother, Otis (Bud) Smalling, Ball Play; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Hoyt and Lucile Smalling. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Melvin Martin and Rev. Don Cunningham officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Saturday, Ebenezer (Ball Play) Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
DAVIS, MRS. TENNIE (LAKINS) - of East Knoxville, died 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at Holston Health Care Center. She was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Loren A. Davis. Survivors: nieces and nephews, Shirley and husband, Johnny Carter, Knoxville, Wanda and husband, Bill Williams, Tellico Village, Barbara Jurczak, Chattanooga, Mary Ruth Fayette, Knoxville, Norma and husband, Clyde Jones, Mary Ruth Akers, all of Knoxville; special great-niece, Edwinna Jurczak, Chattanooga; special great-nephew, Scott Carter, Knoxville; several other great-nieces and nephews; sister, Velva Scearce, Ohio. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Friday at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service. Rev. John Shepherd, Jr. officiating. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
DUFF, MARGARET GODDARD - age 82, of the Oral community, Lenoir City, passed away early Thursday morning, April 23, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, David Wesley Goddard and Linda McFalls Goddard; brothers, Ernest, Lee and Marcus Goddard; sisters, Daisy Frei, Willie Hamil, Hazel Steele and Virgie Monger. Survivors: husband of 64 years, Boyd Clifford Duff; children and spouses, Harold and Delores Duff, Larry and Jean Duff, Patsy and Gene Hughes, all of Lenoir City; grandchildren and spouses, Tammy and Rick Hattley, Lisa and Joe Morrison, Julie and Randy Petty, Gwen Hughes, Kevin Hughes, Melody and Mike Kavanagh, all of Lenoir City, Lance and Brandy Duff of Knoxville, Candy and Dave Parkerson of Atlanta, Ga.; six great-grandchildren; brother, D.W. Goddard of California; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Malcolm Wansley officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Saturday at Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services. Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Any memorials may be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4930 Kingston Hwy., Lenoir City, TN 37771. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City in charge.
DUNCAN, RHODA B. - age 86, of LaFollette, departed this life Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at the Hospice Care Center of Lexington, Ky. She was born June 27, 1911, in Grays, Ky., to Tom and Tennie Sparks Berry. She was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Millard Wilhoit and Claude Duncan; parents; three brothers and one sister. She is survived by her brother, Roland Eli Berry of Brookville, Ind.; sisters, Maggie Berry Wilhoit of LaFollette and Ellen Berry Elam of Lebanon, Ohio; much beloved friends, Everett and Glenna Gross of LaFollette; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 1998, in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Day and Rev. Ronnie Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. before funeral services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Blugrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements.
DUNCAN, JOHN BRITTON - age 64, of Knoxville, died 4:23 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Survived by wife, Glenda Duncan; sons, Tim Duncan of Memphis and Chuck Duncan of Charlotte; daughter, Theressa Hill of Knoxville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Family and friends will assemble for graveside services and interment 1 p.m. Friday, April 24 at Eastview Cemetery with Rev. Clarence Byrd officiating. The family will have a 30 minute visitation at the cemetery prior to services. Flowers may be delivered to McCarty-Evergreen Chapel. Arrangements by Funeral Concepts of Knoxville.
EATON, EFFIE FAIN - age 84, of Athens, and a longtime resident of the Mt. Harmony community, died Thursday morning at Life Care Center in Athens. A lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Will and Carrie Dunn Fain. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Earl Eaton on March 19, 1988. She was a member of Manilla Chapel Baptist Church. Surving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Beatrice and John Keeling, Athens, and Barbara and Clay Duckett, Corryton; one son and daughter-in-law, John H. and Betty Eaton, Powell, Tenn.; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert Fain, Madisonville. Funeral service will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home with Rev. P.J. Anderson and Rev. Cecil Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. The body will be in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday where the family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens is serving the family of Effie Eaton.
FORESTER, LILLIAN KEITH - age 84, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Knox and Jefferson counties. Member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Frederick Forester. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Sheena Forester of Springfield, Va.; two daughters, Carolyn Dodson and Sandra Moore of Knoxville; grandchildren, Juli Stapor and husband Kurt, Springfield, Va., Laura Weikert and husband Danny of Nashville, Jamie Hoover and husband Jon, Knoxville, Michelle Paulsen and husband Fred, Kingsport, Jimmy Dodson and wife Susan, Jefferson City; six great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Isaiah and Abigail Weikert, Katelynn Hoover and Gillian Paulsen, Stapor and Haley Dodson; two foster children, Kenneth Gault and wife Linda of Sunnyvale, Calif., Jean Vandergriff of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Elsie Crisp, Knoxville; brothers, Lawrence, Ralph, Eugene and Carrol Keith of Knoxville and Rev. Curtis Keith of Seymour; sister-in-law, Jean Keith of Knoxville; several nieces and nephew and special friend of the family, Bobbie Brock of Utica, Mich. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dodson, Jon Hoover, Fred Paulsen, Doyle Pettit, Bill Ferguson and Paul Anderson. Honorary pallbearers: Jim McKay, Clarence ''Buddy'' Forester, Richard Forester and J.A. Stapleton. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 1998, at Farrar's Chapel, Rev. Curtis Keith and Rev.Henry Davidson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday following the funeral service at the main gate of Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, for the interment services. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City, Tenn. (423) 475-3892
FRANKLIN, LOYD J. ''JUNIOR'' - age 71, of Maryville, passed away Thursday morning, April 23, 1998, at the family home. Preceded in death by first wife, Ruth Louise Franklin; parents, James and Ida King Franklin; brothers, Shird Franklin, Rev. Sam C. Franklin; sisters, Mary Smith, Winfred Riden. Survivors: wife, Rena Mae Franklin; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Hong Park of California; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Debbie Franklin of Nashville, Doyle and Jean Franklin of Maryville; grandchildren, Brian Dillard, Matthew Park, Marshall Franklin, Sarah Franklin; step-children, Bobby Holder of Greenback, Brenda McKee of Maryville, Jackie Holder of Maryville, Jerry Holder of Maryville; several step-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Holden of Maryville; special friends and nephews, Ray Smith of Knoxville, Chester Franklin of Maryville; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Greg Williamson, Rev. Mike Parker officiating. Family and friends will meet at Grandview Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
HORNE, MILDRED P. - age 86, of Townsend, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Maryville Healthcare Center. She was a member of Kinzel Springs Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, John H. ''Jack'' Horne; and daughter, Betty Hancock. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Maxine Horne of Land of Lakes, Fla., Jim and Crickett Horne of Townsend; son-in-law, Don Hancock of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Paul Nichols officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville for the interment service. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
HORNSBY, STANLEY - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away at 3 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church and a former deacon at East Sunnyview Baptist Church for 15 years. He was a retired diesel mechanic. He was vice president of Nu-Voice Club. He is survived by his wife, Opal Hornsby; daughter, Teresa Hornsby; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Mike Livesay; grandchildren, Kristina and Ryan Livesay. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel. The family and friends will meet at Caledonia Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. John Shepherd officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Houser, Bobby Joe Browning, Joe McLemore, Bob Henry, C.L. Creswell, Jack Shofner, Troy Brafford, Fred Martin, Elmer Horner and Earl Pratt. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 Friday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. Memorials may be made to Nu-Voice Club, c/o American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909.
HURST, BOBBY JOE - age 58, of South Knoxville, died 10:32 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was a member of Washington Pike Baptist Church and the Volunteer State War Era Hall of Honor. Survivors: daughter, Tina Marie Haun, Knoxville; son, Dudley Joe Hurst, Wartburg, Tenn.; several grandchildren; brothers, Eddie Hurst, Knoxville, Charles Hurst, Morristown, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Family and friends will meet at 11:45 a.m. Friday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for a 12 noon graveside service. Rev. Keith Elkins officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Volunteer State War Era Hall of Honor. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
IRICK, GEORGE L. - age 75, passed away April 22, 1998. He was an active member of Central United Methodist Church and the Married Couples Sunday School Class. Mr. Irick served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired as conductor of Norfolk Southern Railway in 1984 after 43 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, J.R. Irick, Sr. and Mary Lou Irick; sister, Helen Irick. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty; daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Lary Bray; granddaughter, Ashley Bray; brother and sister-in-law, J.R., Jr. and Martha Irick; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Walter Justice; sisters, Christine Acuff and Barbara Wells; as well as several nieces, nephews and special friends. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday followed by funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Dan Moore and Rev. David Trotter officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Monday to travel in procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. Military honors presented by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Walter Justice, Tom McCrary, Fred McPeake, Bill Morton, Seaton Warters and J.C. Wilson. Honorary pallbearers: members of the Married Couples Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
JOHNSON, MELINDA ELIZABETH - age 32, of Farragut, died suddenly Wednesday, April 22, 1998, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Employed /Lockheed Martin/E. TN Tech. Park. Member of St. Anne Orthodox Church of West Knoxville. She was recently chrismated in the Orthodox Church by the name of Sarah. Member of the Association of Computing Machinery. Preceded in death by parents, Wilburn C. ''Russ'' Johnson, Jr. and Verla Bridgers Johnson; and by paternal grandfather, Col. Wilburn C. Johnson. Survived by husband, James Glen Tilson, Jr. of Farragut; twin sister, Amanda James Denton and husband David of Knoxville; nephew, Zachariah Denton of Knoxville; maternal grandparents, Al and Edith Bridgers of Maryville; paternal grandmother, Betty Q. Johnson of Nashville; aunt, Pamela Thomas and husband Cecil of Lenoir City; uncle, Bill Johnson and wife Kathy of Nashville; cousin, Kristina Burkhalter and husband Tab of Knoxville; godparents, J. Stephen and Beth Freeman of Oak Ridge. Funeral services are Saturday, April 25, 1998, at 3 p.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville with Rev. Andrew Koufopoulos and Rev. Peter Smith officiating. Interment in Clark's Grove Cemetery in Maryville. Memorials to St. Anne Orthodox Church, 109 Ditman Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Friday, April 24, 1998, from 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge, and again Saturday at the church prior to the funeral service from 2-3 p.m.
KING, STELLA TIPTON - age 58, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday evening at St. Mary's Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Hazel Tipton; and brother, Bill Tipton. Retired employee of Bellsouth. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, A.C. and Gena King; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Dennis Allison; sister, Eleanor Brown; grandchildren, Lori, Adam, Tina and Christie; several nephews and cousins. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. James Branum officiating. Interment Rocky Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's.
KING, MR. WILLIAM FRANK - age 65, of Harriman, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at his home. He was born in Morgan County on July 16, 1932. He was the son of the late R.W. and Edna Schartiger King. Mr. King served in the United States Air Force. On April 12, 1952, he married Barbara Bailey, who preceded him in death. He had lived in LaPorte, Ind., for many years before returning to Tennessee. His survivors include daughter, Sherrah, and son-in-law, William Cox; son, William King, and daughter-in-law, Sherry; granddaughters, Holly and husband Jason Pease, Jovita and husband Carlos Munoz, Tara Cox; grandsons, William Cox, Jr. and wife Elizabeth, Ventrue Foster; step-grandson, Clifford Phillips; step-granddaughter, Jackie Phillips, great-grandchildren, Korin, Jacob and Baley Pease, Ryan, Kelsey and Hanna Munoz, Logan Cox and Jonna Phillips; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earle and Anita King of Harriman, Clifford and Geraldine King of Jamestown; sister, Mary Leslie of Indianapolis, Ind. Brothers and sisters-in-law include Warren and Thelma Bailey of LaPorte, Ind., Loretta Bailey, George Ed and Mollie Moore, Louis and Rosalee Johnson, all of Harriman, and George and Verta Solomon of Oakdale. He also leaves many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 1998, at 1 p.m. at Rankins Chapel Church with Rev. Fred Copeland officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Schubert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
KENNEDY, AURELIA SUE - age 57, of Knoxville, left this world Wednesday,
April 22, 1998, from her home. She was a loving mother to her daughter,
Kecia; her three sons, David, John and Richard; and the family dog, Corey.
Also, she is survived by her mother, Evelyn Webb. She was an ordained minister,
marriage and family therapist, and registered nurse at the University of
Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, in the newborn nursery. Additionally,
she was a gifted healer, a trusted spiritual counselor and advisor, and
loving friend who shared the joy of her life and the arts (music, words,
drama and painting) with those around her. There will be a gathering of
family and friends to celebrate the blessings and precious memories of
her life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
World Vision. One of her favorite pieces of writing was the following:
LaCHINE, RUTH LUCILLE HAUSRATH - of Dallas, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at her home. She has lived in Dallas the past 51/2 years, and previously she lived in Knoxville for 40 years. She was a member of the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, a 50 year member of Phi Mu Fraternity, and a life member of Ossoli Circle Women's Club in Knoxville. She was married to the late Guy L. LaChine. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bruce Klingman of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Guy and Toni LaChine, Jr. of Macon, Ga.; five grandchildren, Anne, Elizabeth and Mary Klingman, and Boomer and Jeb LaChine; sister, Ellen McCready of Dallas, Texas; brothers, Richard Hausrath of Michigan and James Hausrath of Rocky River, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2:30 p.m. graveside service with Father David Leach officiating. The family will receive friends 12 noon - 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
LEWIS, RUBY R. - age 91, of Powell, passed away Wednesday morning at Mariner Healthcare Center. Member of Mt. Herman United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, A.L. (Pete) Lewis; grandchildren, Leona Lewis, Jeanette Collins, Lee Lewis, and Samuel Lewis; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Glenn Rhea, Howard Rhea; sisters, Pearl McFarland, Roxie Rhodes and Edith Cessna; several nieces and nephews. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel. Interment to follow Mt. Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's.
LOVE, SALLY LAVERNE - age 65, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday evening at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Lynnwood United Methodist Church. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. Survivors: husband, L.C. Love, Sr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Johnny Etters and Kim and Bobby Parrott; sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis C. and Missy Love and Randy and Mary Love; son, Doug Love; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three foster-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Smith and brother, Lee Davis. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's 1:30 p.m. Friday and proceed to Andreson-Gouffon Cemetery for interment. Rev. Van Sanks officiating. Pallbearers will be sons and sons-in-law and Mike LaMaster. Arrangements by Mynatts.
MASHBURN, LAWRENCE E. - age 76, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at his home in Knoxville. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; daughters, Gail Lambert of Harriman and Vicki Jones of Knoxville; five sisters; and among several grandchildren he leaves special granddaughters, Jennifer and Kristina Johnson. Family and friends will meet at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel by 1:30 p.m. Friday to travel in procession to Halls Memory Gardens for a 2 p.m. graveside with Rev. Hubert Diggs officiating. Military honors presented by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbus Children's Home. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MEADOWS, LEONEL E. - of Knoxville, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church. Retired from Alcoa Aluminum Co. with 48 years service. Member of Masters Masonic Lodge #244 F&AM and lifetime veteran of D.A.V. Survived by wife, Irene Meadows of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Karen Meadows of Beauford, S.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Hans Miller of Jacksonville, N.C., Aequeta Sherman of Knoxville, Chasey and Lance Christian of Knoxville; grandchildren, Tashia and husband Tim Foster, Chris Miller, Kristin Miller, Mathew Meadows, Michael Meadows, Kailey Christian, Katelyn Christian, Kelsey Christian; great-grandchild, Cameron Foster; brothers, Billy and Hoke Meadows of Franklin, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Monday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment with Rev. Bill Harvey and Dr. Robert Walker officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Volunteer State Honor Guard. Family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday with Masonic service at 8:30 p.m. by Masters Masonic Lodge #244 F&AM at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
MINTON, ARTIE MAE - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at Hillcrest North. She was a member of Smithwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Roy A. Minton; daughter, Phyllis; sons, Glen, Andrew and Roy. Survivors: sons, Melvin and James Minton, both of Knoxville; eight grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at New Gray Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m. Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Knoxville Chapter, 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
NORTON, MRS. LELA B. - age 89, of Harriman, formerly of Fountain City, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Marshall Voss Health Care. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Norton; a son, W.E. Norton, Jr.; parents, Tyndale H. and Clara Shannon Brown; and sisters-in-law, Arvine and Sally Brown and Ira and Undine Brown. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Norton of Maryville; grandchildren, Roger Norton of Monroe, N.C., Alice and Laura Norton of Maryville; sisters, Marie Human of Baltimore, Md., Ruby Freels and husband J.L. Freels of Livonia, Mich., Ruth Brown, Winifred Ewan and Rebah Feil of Harriman, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, T.H. and Mary Frances Brown of Harriman, Tenn., James and Eleanor Brown of Kendallville, Ind; and several nieces and nephews; friend and caregiver, Charlotte Alexander. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. The family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Monday at 10 a.m. for graveside service with Rev. Jerald Russell officiating. Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, in charge.
PATRICK, CLIFTON VELMA - age 80, of Alcoa, died at 9:08 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She attended Maryville Friends Church. She was born January 7, 1918, in Johnston County, N.C., graduated from Smithfield High School in 1935 and graduated from the University of North Carolina Women's College in Greensboro, N.C. She was preceded in death by mother, Ila C. Brannan; sisters, Vera Clifton Goodwin and Etholea Edgerton. Survivors include husband, John S. Patrick, Sr. of Alcoa; son, local entertainer Johnny Patrick, also of Alcoa; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Sam Meacham of Knoxville, owner of Varieties in Farragut, Tenn.; much beloved granddaughter, Katherine Reed of Johnson City; very dear nephew, Kirk Edgerton and wife Linda of Clayton, N.C.; grandnephew, Adam Edgerton, also of Clayton, N.C.; brother-in-law, Nuit G. Edgerton of Smithfield, N.C. Mrs. Patrick also leaves many dear and close friends including Anne Gillenwater, Dale and Marion Griffiths and family, Daryl and Linda Reed and children. Funeral services are at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel with Rev. Scott Knight officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Grandview Cemetery. Pallbearers: Kirk Edgerton, Mark Brooks, Darryl Reed, Homer Roberts, Joe Jackson, John S. Patrick Jr. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel. Smith Mortuary, in charge of arrangements.
PEARSON, MARGARET M. KITTS RUSSELL - age 82, of Clinton, died Tuesday at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Born October 28, 1915, in Boyce, Texas. Retired secretary at D.O.E. Oak Ridge after 30 years of service. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Clinton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Minnie L. McIntosh. Survivors include one daughter, Sandy and husband Charles Smith of Knoxville; three stepchildren, Sara and husband Neal Rice of Union City, Tenn., Rhonda and Mike Barlow of Cookeville, Tenn., Wayne and wife Greta Pearson of Knoxville; one grandchild, Donna and husband Mike Ritter of Knoxville; and three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Trevor and Dylan Ritter. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. at Friday, April 24, 1998, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Tenn., with the Rev. Warren Wattenbarger officiating. Burial following the funeral service at Sunset Cemetery, Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
ROGERS, WILLIAM PAUL - age 88, a resident of Charleston, Tenn., and formerly of Sevierville, passed away April 23, 1998, in a Cleveland nursing home. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Victor and Ada Grove Rogers of Seymour; and a son, Paul Craig Rogers. He served in the 73rd Finance Company during World War II. He was a member and past district governor of the Lions Club, a member and past district commander of the VFW, and a member of the Ruritan Club. He was a member of the first volunteer fire department in Charleston and was also the first city manager of Charleston. He belonged to First Baptist Church of Charleston and served as treasurer for 25 years. He was retired after 20 years of service from First American National Bank where he was a vice president and branch manager. He served on the Bradley County Industrial Board in the 1960s and 1970s and was a 1933 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathryn McMahan Rogers of Charleston; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn W. (Kitty) and Joe Johnson of Cleveland; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Jim (James R. II) and Dawn West of Gainesville, Ga., Joseph Paul Johnson of Cleveland; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Victor Boyd and Irene Rogers, and Fred Rogers of Seymour; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Johnnie Brewer of Friendsville, and Mary and Glen Pendley of Columbus, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, 1998, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Rev. Elvis Brandon, Rev. Mark Perko, Rev. Byron Gibson, soloist, and Wayne Carpenter, trumpeter, officiating. Interment services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville with Rev. Byron Gibson officiating. Pallbearers will be Sam Bettis, Doug Duggan, Jerry Freeman, John Simpson, Bob Martin, Earl Couch, Donnie James and Harold Hadock. Honorary pallbearers will be S.P. Jones, Bennett Brown, Herman Duggan, Paul Hayes, Bill Hayden, George Smith, Gordon Bowker, William Rodgers, Clifford Helton, Cecil Newman, Bob McMurray, Fred Gregg, Bob Hughes, Orval Crawley, Donnie Atchley, Jon Eaves, Cotton Shamblin and Carl Colloms. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Fike Funeral Home.
SESLER, MARITA GIBSON - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at UT Hospital. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. She was the former librarian at Halls High School. She was former teacher of the year at Halls. She received her undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College and her master's degree from University of Tennessee. She was a very renowned educator. She was the author of several scholastic journal articles and contributed to social studies textbooks which are used nationally. She served on evaluation teams and was the innovator of media teaching techniques. She sat first chair violinist for University of Chicago Symphony and was a former faculty member at UT. She dedicated her life to education and the well-being of young people. Preceded in death by husband, Fred N. Sesler; parents, Rev. Dr. Foye G. and Doris Gibson. Survivors: daughters, Adrienne (Timmie) Cardin, Kathryn Sesler; grandson, Joshua Daniel Hooper; and numerous friends. Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Rev. Karen Albers officiating. Eulogy by Roy Mullins. Interment 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WAYLAND, FREDDA - age 71, of Fountain City, passed away April 23, 1998, at her home. Member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Rev. Chad Wayland; sons, David and John Wayland; brother, Fred Ewing of Virgina; sisters, Thelma Strombolie of Missouri, Frances Ewing of New York. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. John Holland, Rev. Tim Tatum officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's.
SMITH, ESSIE B. - age 70, of Maryville, died early Wednesday at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of New River of Life Church and is a retired nurse from Blount Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by parents, Elzie and Thurzie Hill; brothers, Boyzie Hill and Walter Hill; sister, Willie Hill. Survivors include husband, Joe H. Smith; children and spouses, Marvin Hill, Sr. of Maryville, James and Alice Lawrence of California, Barry Lawrence and Michelle of Maryville, Curtis Lawrence of Knoxville, Audrey Woods and Gary of Maryville, Carla Stacy of Knoxville, Janie Wine of Maryville, Paul Smith of Alcoa, Daria Stacy of Maryville; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Boyd of Alcoa, Winona Byers of Alcoa, Louise Gilmore of Alcoa, Rosie Gillespie of Rockford; brother, Eldie Hill of Alcoa; other relatives; special friend, Mattie English. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at River of Life Church with Pastor Robert Connatser and Pastor Charles Sandefur officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to service. Friends may call at the family home, 2005 Wayne Circle, Maryville. The remains may be viewed at Foothills Funeral Home.