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BEAM, JOYCE ANN ARMSTRONG - age 44, of West Knoxville, a devout Christian and devoted wife and mother, died peacefully Saturday, April 25, 1998, at her home after a 15 month illness. She attended First Baptist Church, Concord; a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz; attended UCLA and UC - Riverside. Prior to moving to Knoxville in 1993, she resided for ten years in Moon Township, Pittsburgh, Pa., where she worked tirelessly as a volunteer in the Moon school system and in '94-'95 she was volunteer of year at Farragut Middle School where she was director of Hands-On science lab. She was a freelance artist. She was preceded in death in 1996 by daughter, Karen Hillary Beam. Survivors: husband, James M. (Jim) Beam; son, Lance B. Beam, both of Knoxville; mother, Evelyn J. Armstrong; brother and sister-in-law, Robert C. and Julia Armstrong, all of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Janice L. Gray of Sun Valley, Idaho; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles J. and Lisa Beam of Houston, Texas, Lance D. and Jamie Beam of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, Concord, Rev. Denny Brinkman officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Karen Beam Memorial Garden Fund or the American Cancer Society. Donations may be mailed to 820 Breezeway Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922 for acknowledgement and forwarding. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge. 

BERKLEY, CHRISTINE - age 58, of Knoxville, died April 24, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Preceded in death by infant son, Kenneth Allen Berkley; parents; three brothers and two sisters. Survived by husband of almost 40 years, Jack Berkley; sons and daughter-in-law, Roy and Kate Berkley, and Michael Berkley; daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Jim Long, and Yvette and Larry Meredith; grandchildren, Joey, Mike, Cheri, Christopher and Shelby; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Sam Arnold, and Doris and Don Woods; special niece, Joy Dawn; and several other nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 11:45 a.m. Monday at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for a 12 noon committal service. Friends may call at their convenience from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

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. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Jimmie Stroud officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

BRYSON, ANNIE LAURIE - age 92, of Kingston, Tenn., passed away Tuesday evening, April 21, 1998, at Roane Medical Center, Harriman. Born in Columbia, Tenn. on May 28, 1905, she had resided in Roane County since 1950. She was a charter member and an active participant of West Hills Presbyterian Church, Harriman. Mrs. Bryson was also a member of Harriman Music Club and Roane County Chapter of Christian Woman's Club. Preceded in death by her husband, John H. Bryson; and daughter, Dorothy Bryson Sebastian of Dallas, Texas. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Stanley Cook, Virginia and Byron Blanchard of Kingston, and son-in-law, Rex A. Sebastian of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law, Marcia Gibson of Rockwood; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; three nieces. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. The funeral, officiated by Tim Rake, pastor of West Hills Presbyterian Church, will follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Kyker's. Graveside services will be Friday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Hills Presbyterian Church, 506 West Hills Drive, Harriman, TN 37748. 

COCHRAN, FAYVELLA (JUNE) - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 25, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Island Home Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Virgil Wilson; and mother, Nora Dellinger. Survivors: husband, Bert Cochran; sons, Robert E. and Melvin Lee Wilson; daughters, Connie Louise Folden and Jacqueline Harrell, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Robbie Wilson, Jr., Tina and Brian Folden, Felicia and Lee Wilson, Morgan and Justin Harrell; great-grandchild, Lyric Mantooth. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Rev. Ray Kitts officiating. Interment in Asbury Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

COMPTON, MRS. REBA - age 81, died Friday, April 24, 1998, at the Royal Care Nursing Home in Pigeon Forge. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Compton is survived by two sons, Elmer Seaton and daughter-in-law Beverly, and Cecil Seaton and daughter-in-law Nell, all of Seymour, Tenn.; one daughter, Susie Murphy and son-in-law Mike of Florida; one brother, Sam Compton, Jr. of Sevierville, Tenn.; four sisters, Edith Gibson of Knoxville, Bethona Compton of Pigeon Forge, Pauline Trentham of Gatlinburg, and Betty Jo Lewis of Sevierville; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Monday, April 27 at the Highland South Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral chapel. Rev. Craig Cutshaw and the Rev. Jeff Odom will be officiating. Interment will follow the funeral services in Highland South Cemetery. Highland South Funeral Home and Cemetery in charge of arrangements, 573-7300. 

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. Family and friends will meet at Edgewood Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday for interment, Rev. Vernon Duncan officiating. Pallbearers: Danny Arrowood, Gary Long, Gary Reed, Jerry Ray, Jackie Joiner and Kenny Floyd. Arrangements by 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. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

FRANKLIN, ROY E. ''BO'' - age 58, of Maryville, passed away peacefully at his home with family at his bedside Saturday, April 25, 1998. He was a well known contractor in Blount and other surrounding counties. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shird and Elizabeth Holden Franklin. Survivors: wife, Diana Woods Franklin; daughters and sons-in-law, Missy and Mark Johnson of Maryville, Kim and Chris Holloway of Powell; three grandsons, Chad Everett Johnson, Bradley Franklin Holloway and Logan Holloway; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Bill Johnson of Maryville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, Smith Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Sanders Whaley officiating. Friends will assemble at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Centenary Baptist Church Cemetery for the interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

HARMON, COLEEN - age 76, of 1500 Fincher Avenue, East Ridge, Tenn., formerly of Jefferson City, passed away at 10:15 a .m. Saturday morning, April 25, 1998, at Life Care of East Ridge in Chattanooga. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892. 

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, IONA GENEVIEVE - age 73, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 25, 1998. She left a family that loves her dearly. Preceded in death by son, Ritchie Jones. Survived by husband, Bill Jones; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Rob Widby; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Barbara Jones, and Joe and Laura Jones; six grandchildren, Bill and Brian Widby, Laura, Christopher, Greg and Callie Jones; sisters, Pat Nichols of Oak Ridge and Melba Raines of Union City, Tenn. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Tom Ballard officiating. Family and friends will meet at Woodhaven Cemetery, Claxton, Tenn., at 11 a.m. Tuesday for graveside interment service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

KOSIER, MYRTLE JEAN (STANSBERRY) - age 76, departed this life on April 25, 1998. Preceded in death by James (Pat) Edward Kosier. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Gene Kosier, Jwill and Edna Kosier, Danny Joe and Chong Kosier; daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Dennis Heinz, Faye and Otis Brown, Linda and Danny Watts, Patricia and Junior Culbert; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Roger, Joe and Cecil Stansberry; sisters, Dolly Dykes, Toni Heinz. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Mitchell Walker officiating. Pallbearers: Max Watts, Jeff, Travis and Scott Brown, Kent and Keith Kosier. Friends and family will meet at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Claxton for 11 a.m. interment on Tuesday. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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: 
The piece was titled ''A Parable of Immortality,'' by Henry Van Dyke. Not only have I published it before, it's also in my ''Keepers'' booklet. Here it is: 
''I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sun and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!' 
''Gone where? Gone from my sight - that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the places of destination. 
''Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, 'There she goes!' there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, 'Here she comes!' 

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. Pallbearers: Ralph Dunn, Flex McGin, Scott McNeally, Dan Lee, Bill Hogan, Andy Smalls, Aghila Bader, Pat Gleason. 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. 

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 Greeneville, Tenn. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

MOODY, MARGARETTE DAVIS - age 95, of South Knoxville, passed away April 25, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was a long term employee of Fulton Sylphon Company, McNutt Florist, and later owned and operated the The Cheese Market on Clinch Avenue. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle H. Moody. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Carol Moody; granddaughter, Kristin and husband Leslie Mirts; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Jonathan Mirts; sister, Jeanne Taylor, all of Knoxville; brother, Dr. Mack P. Davis of Johnson City, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Davis and Hazel Davis of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

MURR, FRED BLAKE - age 55, of Madisonville, passed away 7:25 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 1998, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Veteran of Vietnam War. Survivors: daughter, Ashley Nicole Murr; son, Blake Allen Murr; grandson, Kalvin Austin Murr, all of Madisonville; sisters, Bessie Hunt, Cleveland, Lisa Potter, Sweetwater; brothers, Tommy Murr, Athens, Jerry Franklin, Vonore, Rex Murr, Indiana, Ray Murr, Sweetwater, Mike Murr, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Johnny and Janie Murr. Funeral 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. John Tipton and Rev. Norman Arp officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Mt. Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to son, Allen Murr. Family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

MURRAY, JACK - age 83, a lifelong resident of the McDonald community in Mohawk, died Friday evening, April 24, 1998, at Laughlin Memorial Hopsital. He was a farmer and retired from Greene County Bank. He was an active member of Fairview Batpist Church, where he was currently serving as a trustee, had previously served as Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. With the exception of five years, Mr. Murray lived on the same farm his great-grandfather purchased in 1823. He was a son of the late Elmer and Lillie Wright Murray. He was preceded in death by a brother, Crosby Murray; and by a sister, Maggie Sue Solomon. Survivors: wife, Ruth Murray; son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Martha Murray of Newport; daughter, Rebecca Murray of Dandridge; one granddaughter, Leanne Murray of Newport; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Monday, Fairview Baptist Church, Rev. Joe Frazier officiating. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes before the service. Interment church cemetery. Pallbearers: Eddie Pettit, Larry Greenlee, Terry Lawson, Chester Purgason, Hal Huff, Marvin Stroud. Honorary pallbearers: Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Fairview Baptist Church. Family will receive friends 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Kiser Funeral Home. 

O'BRIEN, MERIBAH ANN - age 79, of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, April 24, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Mrs. O'Brien was born in Salem, Mass., to the parents of Reginald and Edna O'Brien on November 12, 1918. She was a 60 year member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, a 1940 graduate of the University of Michigan. Mrs. O'Brien also worked with contact and as a volunteer at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was a speech therapist for Anderson County, and the Daniel Arthur Rehabilitation Center for over 30 years. Mrs. O'Brien is survived by her husband, James H. O'Brien; daughters and sons-in-law, Mebby and Tom Carter of Plano, Texas, Melissa and Allen Tallent of Maryville; grandchildren, Stephanie, Gregory and Sarah; sister-in-law, Betty Markham of Marblehead, Mass.; niece, Lois Markham of Klesert-Beverly, Mass. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 27 at McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home. 

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. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

PIERSON, GWENDOLYN HALE - of 833 14th Street, Radford, VA 24141, departed this life April 24, 1998, after a lingering illness. Survivors: husband, Robert Pierson. Knoxville relatives: daughters, Lashonda Pierson; son, Derrick Webb; sister, Mattie Prater Cash; grandchildren, Jada and Lashawn Pierson; father and step-mother, James Hale, Jr. and Lelia Hale, Virginia; brother, J.W. Hale, Florida; and a host of cousins to include the Bourne family and White family. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening, April 28, 1998, from 6-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, West Street, Radford, Va. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Corbin Casey officiating. Interment to follow at Sunrise Burial Park. Notice by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

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, Carlos Brewster and Ray Hide; and lots of other close friends. 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. 

RUSSELL, BRENDA DARLENE - age 35, of Friendsville, passed away Saturday morning, April 25, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Syvilla O'Neal Davis; brother, Steve Davis. Survivors: husband, John Zane Russell; daughter, Shauna Russell of Friendsville; twin sister, Glenda Bartee of Friendsville; sisters, Wanda Linginfelter, Mary Whaley, both of Maryville; brothers, Clifford A. Davis, Glenn F. Davis, both of Maryville, Jimmy L. Davis of Friendsville; father-in-law, Jack Russell Sr. of Friendsville; mother-in-law, Peggy (Russell) Quick of Louisville; special friends, Sheila Arden of Knoxville, Stacie Dockery of Maryville; several cousins; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Paige Marshall officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday, Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SATTERFIELD, DAVID W. (DAVE) - age 58, of North Knoxville, died suddenly Saturday, April 25, 1998, at St Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime employee of Coastal Supply Co. and an Army Reserve veteran. Survivors: wife, Jeaneen Ottinger Satterfield; daughters and son-in-law, Kim and John Rose, Shelly Satterfield and special friend Dan Swift, all of Knoxville, Sonya Jones of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Jade, Chase, David, Nicholas and Michael; mother, Marjorie Satterfield; sister, Judy Satterfield; aunt, Lucille Thornburg, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Greene County, at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for an 11 a.m. interment service. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

SEYMOUR, KAREN RENEE - age 33, of Maynardville, passed away suddenly 1:05 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 1998, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Member of Hickory Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by grandparents, Tom Walters, Charles and Retha Seymour. Survivors: mother, Barbara (Walters) Seymour, Luttrell; father, Walter Seymour; brother, Mark L. Seymour, half-brother, Stacy Seymour; half-sister, Maria Seymour, all of Maynardville; grandmother, Beulah Walters, Luttrell; nephews, Thomas and Allen Seymour; step-mother, Doris Seymour, all of Maynardville. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Johnny Beeler, Rev. Horace Dyer officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Pleasant View Cemetery. Pallbearers: cousins. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

SHADRICK, LINDA COX - age 49, of Knoxville, passed away at her home April 25, 1998. Preceded in death by father, Frank Cox. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, John and Renee Shadrick; daughters, Treasa and Kristen Shadrick; five grandchildren; stepson, Calvin Shadrick; adopted son, Billy Dockery; mother, Ima Jean Cox; sisters, Shirley Monroe, Reba Peck, Patricia Wallace; brothers, Eddie, Frank and Leroy Cox; special friend, Kevin (John Wayne) Pierce. Service 8 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Johnny Quillen, Rev. Ken Hardin officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home 1:30 p.m. Monday and proceed to Bookwalter Cemetery for interment at 2 p.m. Pallbearers: Adam Cox, Matthew Cox, Charles Burkhart, Bobby Ridley, Lee Stansberry, Wayne Loveday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

SHEDDAN, JOHN J. - age 62, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday afternoon, April 25, 1998, at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home in Rutledge after an extended illness. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Piedmont Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Korean War. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Joe and Elise Sheddan. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Glenn B. and Linda Sheddan of Rogersville; nephew, Joe Sheddan of Rogersville; niece, Amanda Sheddan of Rogersville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, April 27, 1998, from the Farrar Funeral Chapel in Jefferson City with Dr. Clyde Tilley officiating. Interment to follow in the West View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening, April 26, 1998, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892. 

SMITH, CLIFFORD RAY - age 15, of West Third Ave., Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Friday evening in an automobile accident. Clifford attended the Sixth Ave. Church of God. He was a 10th grade student at Lenoir City High School and an employee of Sonic Drive-In. Preceded in death by grandparents, Wayne E. Smith, Sr., Faye Mathis Smith and Oda C. Underwood; great-grandmother, Lydia Alice Spiva. He is survived by his parents, Eddie Wayne and Lisa Underwood Smith; brother, Robbie W. Smith; grandmother, Judy Underwood; special aunt, Wanda Kelley, all of Lenoir City; and many other uncles, aunts and cousins; special friends, Mr. Stroud and the Young Life Group. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ernie Varner officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. 

TAYLOR, EVELYN MARIE - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 25, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Survivors: husband, Walter Kelly; daughters, Victoria Helton and Debbie Taylor; grandchildren, John Helton, Jason Taylor and Shaina Taylor; brother, Frank Sherrod. We love you and will miss you. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

TAYLOR, MRS. MARGARET ANN DAWKINS - departed this life on Friday, April 24, 1998, at UT Hospital. She was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, retired nurse from U.T. Hospital with 27 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Porter and Fannie Dawkins; sisters, Naomi Johnson, Ellen Stevens and Nancy Bowerman. Survivors: devoted sons, Anthony (Marilyn) Dawkins, Samuel (Lisa) Taylor; devoted daughters, Cynthia and Sandra Taylor of Atlanta, Ga.; devoted grandchildren, Stefanie, Teresa, Aquinas, Dean, Alontay Taylor and Shakedira Thurman of Atlanta, Ga., Astraea Dawkins of South Carolina, Tony, Patrick, Brittany Taylor, Tiffany and Jasmine Mason of Knoxville; sisters, Carolyn (Marvin) Rucker, Joyce (William) Burris and Charlotte Dawkins; aunts, Lillie Mae Carmichael of Knoxville, Hattie Giles of Atlanta, Ga.; brother-in-law, William Stevens; sisters-in-laws, Nellie Carter, Hattie Stinson, Jimmie Mitchell and Mary Foster of Knoxville, Lucille Taylor, Atlanta, Ga., Mandy Shedrich, New Haven, Mich., Lucille Ashmore of Opelika, Ala.; several devoted nieces and nephews and cousins; very devoted friends, Sammy Taylor, JoAnn Satterfield, Ann Calhoun, Wilbur Burris, Robert Evans; and a host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Rolland Register and Dialysis Clinic of Martin Mill Pike, also ICU staff of UT Hospital. The family will be at the home of William and Joyce Burris, 3419 Thomas St. The family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at First Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral service 1 p.m., Rev. C.W. Matthews officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

VANN, AMANDA NICOLE - age 16, of Mascot, departed our presence Friday, April 24, 1998, to assume her place in the book of life with her spiritual father. Preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Vann. Survived by parents, Timothy and Regina Vann; sisters, Brooke and Jamie; grandmother, Jeanette Lawson; grandfathers, Robert Lawson and Stanley Thurman; special aunts, Robin Lawson, Linda Curl and Sabrina Hibbard; cousins, Jean, Joshua and Jacob Curl, Renee, Teresa and Janet Brandon, Jessica, Kenneth and Melana; special friend, Johnny Humphries; several great aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Lawrence Ford officiating. Interment to follow at Roseberry Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Dr. 

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. 

WYRICK, JOHN E - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Friday night at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. Retired from Asarco. Preceded in death by son, Bill R. Wyrick. Survived by wife, Carrie Lawson Wyrick; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Kay Wyrick of Henderson, Ky., Ed and Rita Wyrick of Jackson, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Merle Wyrick of Knoxville; seven grandchildren, Karen Williams, Chris Wyrick, Steve Wyrick, Angie Girardin, Tony Wyrick, Mitzi and Michelle Wyrick; six great-grandchildren; special great-nephew, Eddie Nance. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Eastview Memorial Gardens for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. John Lawson officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.

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