Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BAKER, MONNIE - age 87, of Tazewell, Tenn., was born January
15, 1911, and passed away April 23, 1998, at the Claiborne County Nursing
Home. She was a member of the Cedar Fork Baptist Church. She was preceded
in death by her parents, William and Matilda Long; husband, Joe Baker;
son, Harold Baker; granddaughter, Angie Hurst; five sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Blanche and Meek Massengill
of Corbin, Ky., Juanita and Virgil Whitaker of Monticello, Ind., Betty
and Cletis Lambert of Harrogate, Tenn., Barbara and Bill Poore of Tazewell,
Tenn., Ann and Hawk Myers of Tazewell, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Rachel Baker
of Tazewell, Tenn., Lunette Baker of Tazewell, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren;
30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of
nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. The family will receive
friends from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 1998, with funeral services to
follow at 8 p.m. in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony
Baker and Rev. George Cole officiating. Music by The Liberty Quartet and
Bill Poore. The family will meet Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Liberty Cemetery
for burial. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BOLING, MILDRED P. - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday evening at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of Third Creek Baptist Church. Mildred was active in singing and playing the piano in church and for a quartet in her earlier years. She was a mamber and grand organist of the Beaver Ridge Eastern Star #366. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth E. Boling, a retired blacksmith foreman for the Southern Railway; and her parents, Lee and Nettie Prater. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Kennie and Marie Boling of Clinton, David and Bernice Boling of Rockford, and Douglas and Vera Boling of Maynardville; daughter, Judy S. Boling of Clinton; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Jimmie Stroud officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 Saturday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
CRAIG, SANDRA (GAIL) RAMSEY - age 48, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 23, 1998, at U.T. Hospital. Preceded in death by son, Randall Stephen Craig; and father, Rufus Edward Ramsey. Survivors: husband, Randy Craig; son, Todd Craig; mother, Ludell Ramsey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Sue Ramsey, Richard and Charlene Ramsey, Mike and Peggy Ramsey, Don Ramsey, Charles and Ada Ramsey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and J.D. Hatmaker, Delores and Wiley Brackett, Kay and Lonnie Tolliver, Marsha and Pat Martin. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Vernon Duncan officiating. Family and friends will meet at Edgewood Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday for interment. Pallbearers: Danny Arrowood, Gary Long, Gary Reed, Jerry Ray, Jackie Joiner and Kenny Floyd. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's.
FARMER, THOMAS HENRY - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away 5 a.m. Friday, April 24, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was one of the last surviving members of the First Presbyterian Church of Rutledge, Tenn. Veteran of World War II and was a staff sergeant in 531st Army Postal Unit attached to the 12th Air Force in the North African and Mediterranean Theater of operations. Retired from the Knoxville Post Office in 1975 with 37 years of service. Served as treasurer of Knoxville Postal Clerks Union for several years, served as vice president of the Tennessee Postal Clerks Union for three years. Served as president for the Tennessee Postal Clerks Union for two years. Served as a delegate to the National Association of Postal Clerks Union for four conventions. Preceded in death by parents, Horace Greely Farmer and Ada Henry Farmer; sister, Clara F. Bray, Washburn; brothers, E. Boyd Farmer, South Bend, Ind., Earl C. Farmer, Houston, Texas, Roscoe C. Farmer, Knoxville, H.G. Farmer, Jr., Atlanta, Ga. Survivors: wife, Mary Tyler Farmer, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann F. and Larry Horner, Andersonville, Tenn., Lou F. and James Trame, Knoxville; nieces, Kathleen F. Kania, Osceola, Ind., Nancy F. Chambers, Sherwood, Ark.; many friends and relatives. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment, Dr. Mike Boyd officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Wayne Shirley, Rutledge, TN 37861; or Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchants Road, Knoxville, TN 37912. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
DICKEY, MARGARET MAYNARD - age 72, departed this life on Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at home. Survivors: daughters, Bettie Smith, Renee Butts, Marlene Smith, Cheryl Wilson; sons, Lonnie, Larry, Darryle, Jeffery, Terry Minor; grandchildren, Calvin (Cylk) Cozart of California, Rhonda Smith of Texas, Katrina Smith of Antioch, Tenn., Tanika Smith of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Jordan LaShae' Smith; sister, Mary Bush; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends to include Almeada Smith, Alma Porter, Josephine Smith, Alva Arnett, Mary Allen, Barbara McMillian, Theodore Harris, Dwight Wynder, Claude ''Boo'' Mattress, Annie Florence Schooler and the Smith family. Special thanks to Interfaith Clinic and Baptist Hospice Care. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 27, 1998, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 12:30-1 p.m. with the funeral to follow, Bishop Barbara Jean Moore officiating. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
FINCH, BRANTLEY H. (JOHN) - age 62, of South Knoxville, passed away Friday, April 17, 1998, in California. Retired from the U.S. Army. Survivors: wife of 22 years, Chaleo; son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Cindy, Knoxville; sons, Lee Rogers (Johnny), James (Jimmy), Knoxville; daughters, Mary Frances and Patricia, Germany; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeuanne (Ann) and Sam Brown, Sevierville, Jeana and Billy Atchley, Seymour; mother, Gretchen Catalano of Knoxville; grandson, Austin Riley Patton Finch, Knoxville. Memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday, South Knoxville Baptist Church. Interment 1 p.m. Friday, National Cemetery with military honors by the Volunteer State Honor Guard. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
FREELS, LILLIAN IRENE - age 80, of Powell, Tenn., died Friday at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Born July 6, 1917, in Anderson County, Tenn. She was a member of Spring Street Baptist Church in Powell, Pastor Dexter Merritt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Roxie Hensley; husband, Herbert J. Freels; daughter, Luetta Freels; brother, Dean Hensley. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda and husband David Whitsell of Heiskell; five sons, Roy Freels, Danny Freels, Mickey Freels, all of Powell, Larry and wife Betty Freels of Andersonville, Glen and wife Virginia Freels of Woodstock, Ga.; two brothers, Glen and wife Gladys Hensley of Norris, Vaughn and wife Linda Hensley of Knoxville; three grandsons, Herbert, David and Glen Freels, Jr.; granddaughters, Debra, Cindy, Donna, Sherry and Glenda, Roki, Koti and Choyia; nine great-grandchildren, Eric, Michael, Paul, Sherri, Cheyenne, Savanna and Jessie, Austin and Baby Shane; and several nieces and nephews; several devoted brothers and sisters-in-law. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Holley-Gamble Chapel. Graveside following funeral service at Anderson Memorial Garden in Clinton. Family will receive friends Saturday, April 25, from 7-9 p.m. at Holley-Gamble Chapel. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton in charge of arrangements.
GALYON, ATTORNEY LUTHER ANDERSON ''ANDY'' III - passed away April 23, 1998, at the Little Creek Sanitarium, Knoxville, Tenn. Mr. Galyon was a practicing attorney with the firm of Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley, P.C. He was president of the firm, and had been associated with it since 1971. His practice was concentrated in the areas of corporate and commercial law with emphasis on litigation related to construction and real property matters, primarily in the defense of architects and engineers. Mr. Galyon was a Morehead Scholar graduate of the University of North Carolina with a degree in business administration and held a J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Galyon was a member of the National Moot Court Team and served as Comments Editor of the University of Tennessee Law Review. Upon graduation, he was elected from his class to membership in the order of the coif. Mr. Galyon served as president of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and was selected for membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel. He was a member of the Defense Research Institute and Trial Lawyers Association and the Alumni Advisory Council for the University of Tennessee College of Law. He also received an Alumni Leadership Award for his work as chairman of the annual fund drive of the College of Law. Mr. Galyon was an associate member of the Tennessee Chapter of American Institute of Architects. He authored an article published in the October 1987 issue of The Construction Specifier entitled, ''Site Safety - The Design Professional's Dilemma.'' Mr. Galyon was a board certified trial advocate with the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a certified mediator for the Federal Court system. He was a member of the Defense Counsel Trial Academy held annually in Boulder, Colo. Mr. Galyon was a member of of the Board of Governors of the Knoxville Bar Association and served as chairman for the Attorney Division of the campaign for the Knoxville Museum of Art. He was chairman of the Fundraising for the Arts for the East Tennessee Foundation. He served on the board of directors for the YMCA and the Nature Conservancy of Tennessee. Preceded in death by father, L.A. Galyon II. Survived by wife, Victoria Hardison Galyon; son, Luther Anderson Galyon, IV; son, William Davis Galyon; mother, Betty Paxton Galyon; brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Paxton Jeffries Galyon and Mr. and Mrs. John Coulton Galyon; aunt, Hallie Hope Galyon; uncle, Dr. Frank Galyon. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, Rev. Dr. William Barron officiating. Memorials are to be made to Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church Choir Fund, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
GOAN, ELIZABETH VICTORIA - age 86, of Louisville, died Friday, April 24, 1998, at Asbury Acres Health Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Goan. Survivors include sister, Mildred Stewart of Staunton, Va.; stepson, Niel Waymier of Staunton, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert McCullough and Rev. Gary Davidson officiating. The interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Knoxville. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Saturday at McCammons-Ammons Funeral Home in 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. 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, Earl Pratt and Robert Russell. Memorials may be made to Nu-Voice Club, c/o American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
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.
JONES, DELLA NAYLES - age 97, of Jellico, Tenn., passed away Friday, April 24, 1998, at Jellico Community Hospital. Survivors: nieces and nephews, Wilma Jean and husband Charles Smiddy, Knoxville, Elizabeth Nayles Douglas, Kettering, Ohio, Doris Nayles Forster, Dayton, Ohio, J.B. Nayles and wife Jean, Newcomb, Tenn., Willard Nayles and wife Betty, Dayton, Ohio; numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 1998, at Llewellyn Funeral Home in Jellico with Rev. Stephen Davis officiating. Burial will be 10 a.m. Sunday in the Hackler Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-7 p.m. Saturday. Llewellyn Funeral Home, Jellico, in charge.
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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
MARTIN, EMRA F. - age 76, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at the Methodist Medical Center. Flight instructor during WWI serving with the U.S. Navy. Retired captain in the Navy Reserves, NAS/Atlanta. Member of the Reserve Officers Association and the Society of Professional Chemical Engineers. Member of First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. Retired in 1984/Union Carbide Corp. after 33 years as a chemical engineer. Survived by wife of 54 years, Evelyn Lamb Martin of Oak Ridge; sons, Bruce Martin of Lenoir City, and Steven Martin and wife Lynn of Knoxville; daughters, Christina Bonner and husband Robert of Oak Ridge, and Kathleen Swain and husband Gary of Birmingham, Ala.; brother, Roy Martin and wife Grace of Claremont, N.C.; eight grandchildren. Graveside services are Sunday, April 26, 1998, at 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Rev. Ken Henderlight officiating. Memorials to the Foothills Land Conservancy, 614 Sevierville Road, Maryville, TN 37804. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 25, 1998 from 72D8:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
McCARTY, PHILLIP - age 57, Jacksboro, died suddenly Thursday at LaFollette Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Pauline McCarty; and brother, Bobby McCarty. Secretary of Valley Star Lodge No. 577 F&AM. Survivors: wife, Gail (Bolton) McCarty; daughter, Rebecca Watson, Birmingham, Ala.; son, Steve McCarty, LaFollette; sisters, Joyce Magnum, Ruth Wilson, both of LaFollette; four grandchildren. Visitation 5-8 p.m. and funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at Covenant Life Worship Center, Lake City, Rev. Tony McAfee officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday with Masonic services in Sunrise Cemetery, LaFollette. Roach Mortuary, LaFollette in charge.
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.
MILLER, EVERETT ETHERTON - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away April 23, 1998, at home at 10008 Greylock Way. A native of Illinois, Mr. Miller had resided in Knoxville since 1978. Mr. Miller was a retired Navy Commander and had also retired from civil service with the Dept. of the Navy. He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University and also served as a past president of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association in Chicago. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leota Lorene; his parents, Robert Gilbert and Della Blair Miller; two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his son, Gary W. Miller of Knoxville; his sister, Evelyn Barr; and brother, Edward; his grandchildren, Katherine Jane Miller and David Etherton Miller of Knoxville. Mr. Miller's remains will be sent back to Illinois to the Neal-McClure Funeral Home of Du Quoin, Ill., for funeral and burial services. Friends may call there at (618) 542-4225 for further information. Local arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
MONTIETH, RAYMOND CLIFFORD - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, April 24, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. He was a longtime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #917 and a member of Bright Hope Lodge No. 0557. Preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Presley Montieth; granddaughter, Michele Montieth; sister, Gladys Adams; brothers, Earl and Barnett Montieth. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Margie Montieth of Kingsport, Jackie and Deanie Montieth of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Johnny Cooper of Maynardville; granddaughters, Dawn, Sherri, Beth, Christy; grandsons, Roger and Kevin; great-grandsons, Jonathan, Daron and Benjamin. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Greene County, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Jeffers Mortuary in Greenville, Tenn. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
NEWMAN, JACK - age 64, of Pigeon Forge, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Josie Newman; and brother, Charlie Newman. Survivors: wife, Grace Newman; daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Mark Wagoner; son, Jackie Newman; granddaughter, Mariah Wagoner. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel in Pigeon Forge, Rev. Bud McCarter and Rev. Bob Tripp officiating. Interment will follow in Pigeon Forge Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, 118 Emert Street, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
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 of arrangements.
OWENS, MARJORIE G. - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away April 23, 1998, at her home after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. She was a faithful Christian and a member of the North Acres Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Butler and Nellie Roberts; husband, Floyd Owens, Jr.; grandsons, Tommy Loveday and Derrick McCoig; brothers, Jake and Kenneth Roberts. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Kyle Hatmaker of Knoxville, Linda and Kyle Loveday of Dandridge, and Joan and Bud McCoig of Dandridge; grandchildren, Tim and Toby Hatmaker, Michelle Humphries, Todd Loveday, Kelly Henderlight and Julie McCoig; great-grandchildren, Shawn and Nicole Hatmaker and Tori Hill, Josh and Justin Bruglio; brother, J.W. Roberts of Corryton; sisters, Ruby Floyd and Monnie McElhaney, both of Rutledge, Lillie Rae Thomas of Pigeon Forge, Bertha Hopper of Rutledge and Louise Myres of Townsend. Funeral services Saturday at 8 p.m. at the North Acres Baptist Church of Knoxville with Rev. Charlie Lynch and Rev. John Price officiating. Interment graveside services, Sunday, 2 p.m. at Swanns Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 6-8 p.m. prior to services at the church. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge (3972D2711).
PAROLARI, EMMA LEE SHARP - age 88, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, April 23, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home, Knoxville. She was a member of LaFollette First Baptist Church. Mrs. Parolari worked 22 years at the LaFollette Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Tom A. Sharp. Survivors: husband, Charles Parolari; son, Tom L. Sharp, El Paso, Texas; daughter, Mary Sue Bentley, Knoxville; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Charles Parolari, LaFollette, Betty Weigel, Knoxville, Norma Harris, Knoxville, Mary Davis, Calvin, Ky., Dorothy Walters and Helen Miller, both of LaFollette. Graveside services 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at Fincastle Cemetery Rev. Gene Roberts and Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Cross Funeral Home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
REAGAN, SHERRY GAIL BANKS - age 40, of Sevierville, passed away April 18, 1998. Sherry accepted the Lord as her Savior at age ten and was a member of the White Pine Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her father, Marion C. Banks and son, Richard Allen Reagan. Survivors include daughter, Cherise Brinna Reagan; mother, Juanita Murrell; brother, Randy Joe Banks; uncles, cousins and close friends. Sherry's wishes were that her body be donated to medical science. A memorial service held will be held for Sherry, Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church at 4 p.m. with Rev. William E. Barnes officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday after the memorial service.
PLOWMAN, JUNIOR LLOYD - age 49, of South Knoxville, passed away Friday morning at Baptist Hospital. Owner of Juniors Heating and Air. Preceded in death by father, Everette Plowman. Survivors: wife, Jorita P. Plowman; children, C. Lloyd Plowman, Lori R. Parker, Billie Taejo, Brenda Chaffins; seven grandchildren; mother, Mattie Plowman; brother, Richard Plowman; sisters, Judy Crisp, Barbara Bounds; special friends, Deana Brakebill, Frank O'Mary, Johnny Hood. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Berry Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Gary Crisp and Rev. Tommy Bellamy officiating. Family and friends will meet at noon, Monday at Berry Funeral Home and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 1 p.m. interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
ROBBINS, E.L. ''BUD'' - age 72, of Marlow Circle, Marlow Community, Clinton, Tenn., passed away Friday at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Retired from Life and Casuality Ins. Co. after 32 years of service. Charter member and retired Chief at Marlow Volunteer Fire Dept. Member at Poplar Creek Baptist Church. Veteran of U.S. Navy having served in World War II. Son of the late William Bill and Martha Robbins. Preceded also in death a sister, Johnnielee Robbins. Survivors: wife, Barbara Wilhite Robbins of Clinton; daughter and son-in-law, Barbie and Clay Good of Clinton; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Beverly Robbins of Clinton; grandson, Tyler Robbins of Clinton; sisters, Willa and Charles Luke of Clinton, Jerry and Jess Cranmore of Clinton, Mary Ruth and Howell Duncan of Oliver Springs, Eva Jones of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 3 p.m. Sunday, Poplar Creek Baptist Church, Rev. Bill Dawson and Rev. Homer Hooks officiating. Interment in Anderson Memorial Garden. Full military honors will be conducted at graveside by East Tenn. Veteran Honor Guard. Members of Marlow Volunteer Fire Dept. will serve as pallbearers. Family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Creek Baptist Church. Arrangements by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
ROBERTS, FLOYD HARRIS- age 74, passed away at Ft. Sanders Hospital Wednesday, April 22, 1998. Mr. Roberts was born September 18, 1923, in McEwen, Tenn., to parents Amond Benton and Mary Ann Maxwell Roberts. Mr. Roberts lived in Edgewater Fla., and was a retired supervisor with South Central Bell after 40 years service, a veteran of WWII and a member of the National Association of Safety Engineers. Survived by wife, Mrs. Evelyn Clark Roberts; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Jana Roberts, Madison; Mike and Gwen Roberts, Greeneville, Tenn., David and Betty Roberts, West Bloomfield, Mich.; daughter and son-in-law, Louann and Steve Wade, Knoxville; sisters, Blanch Vetter, Old Hickory, Hazel Barnett, Dickson; grandchildren, Brian Roberts, Tim Roberts, Mark Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Jason Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Aaron Wade, Rebecca Wade, Mary Wade, Sarah Wade. Remains are at Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville, where the family will be receiving friends from 1-9 p.m Sunday. Funeral service Monday, April 27, 1998, 10 a.m. from Alta Loma Baptist Church, Rev. Lloyd Lawrence officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Robert Porter, Walt Gagnon, Clarence Roberson, Nelson Branham, Harold Grisham, Ollie Wade, Eddie Ray Porter, deacons, present and past, at Alta Loma Baptist Church, Telephone Pioneers, Dickson Masonic Lodge #468, Scottish Rite and Al Menah Temple. Active pallbearers: grandsons and friends. Memorials may be made to the building fund at New Smyrna Baptist Church or the Shrine Hospital for Cripple Children. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday from Union Cemetery, Dickson, Tenn., Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville, 8592D5231. Obit line 859-0300.
ROLLINS, KENNETH R. - age 66, of 106 Reed Ave., Greeneville, Tenn., died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., due to an apparent heart attack while recovering from surgery. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a former Chief-of-Police of Greeneville, a former U.S. Marshall Deputy and was currently a Greeneville Federal Court Security Officer. Survivors: wife, Helen Rollins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Van Brooks of Greeneville, Donna and Tad Everett, all of Greeneville; four granddaughters, Lauren and Leah Brooks, and twins, Alyssa Mae and Breanne Elizabeth Everett; one sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Harold Pack of Greeneville; mother-in-law, Mary Edith Broyles; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Jane Broyles of Anderson, S.C.; several nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late George C. and Bonnie Rollins. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Rev. James Best, Dr. Joe Stacker officiating. Interment GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. The body is at Kiser Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, PO Box 99, Greeneville, TN 37744.
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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SWEAT, WILLIAM HOWARD - age 75, of Clinton, passed away Friday, April 24 at Windwood Health and Rehab, Clinton. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Clinton and Oak Ridge. Mr. Sweat was a U.S. Army WWII veteran. Preceded in death by mother and stepfather, Bertie and Beaty Adkins; infant son, Bill Montgomery Sweat. Survivors: wife, Ruth Sweat, Clinton; sons, Billy Montgomery Sweat, Atlanta, Mark Anthony Sweat, Detroit, Mich.; daughters, Brenda Sue Bain and Regina Kay Hudson, Atlanta; seven grandchildren. Arrangements incomplete. Call (423) 562-7441 for further details. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
TAYLOR, MARGARET - of Knoxville, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at UT Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
VANN, AMANDA NICOLE - age 16, departed this life Friday, April 24, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive, in charge.
WALKER, RICHARD DENNIS - age 45, of 507 E. Ash Street, LaFollette, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 21, at his home. He was an employee of Tennessee Department of Conservation Forestery Division in Campbell County. Survivors: wife, Connie Walker, LaFollette; mother, Eloise Matthews, Chattanooga; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Angela Walker, Newton, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ron Thompson, Pennsylvania. Graveside service Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Chattanooga with Rev. Mike D. Hixson officiating. Family will receive friends Friday, April 24, 6-8 p.m. at Cross Chapel, LaFollette. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home, LaFollette.
WATKINS, WILLIAM DEXTER - age 73, of 2820 Grimes Road, Loudon, died 12:40 p.m. Friday, April 24, 1998, at his home. Retired lieutenant commander U.S. Navy with 33 years of service. Son of the late James P. and Lillie Hooker Watkins. Survivors: former wife, Anna Shirk Watkins; son and daughter-in-law, Ray M. and Linda Watkins of Mississippi; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry Estep, Sandy and Phillip Watson, Ann and Gary Watts, all of Knoxville, Cyrece and Kevin Scott, Loudon; 12 grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, James Jay and Violet Watkins, and Herbert A. and Thelma Watkins, Mrs. Samuel (Donna) Watkins, Mrs. George (Irene) Watkins, Mrs. Wesley (Lula) Watkins, all of Loudon, Mr. Ray (Dora) Watkins of Oak Ridge; sister, Nancy Marshall, Alabama; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home.
WAYLAND, FREDDA - age 71, of Fountain City, passed away April 23, 1998, at her home. Member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Chad Wayland; sons, David and John Wayland; brother, Fred Ewing of Virgina; sisters, Thelma Strombolie of Missouri, Frances Ewing of New York. 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. Rev. John Holland, Rev. Tim Tatum officiating. Pallbearers: nephews. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
ZIMMERMAN, FRANCES LAWSON - age 74, of Seymour, Tenn., and formerly of Nashville, Tenn., died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Andrew Elrod and Russell Zimmerman. She was retired from the Veterans Administration in Nashville and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Andrea and Tommy Claxton of Seymour, Tenn., Nancy and Earl Bridges of Kingston, Tenn.; sons, Mike Elrod and Elaine, Wesley Elrod and wife Donna of Gallatin, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Johnnie Moustakis, Michigan; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Irby Russell officiating. Interment 3 p.m. (CST) Monday in Nashville National Cemetery with Rev. Everett Hooper officiating. The family will receive friends 12 noon - 2 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, Tenn.