Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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ATKINS, GENEVA - age 101, of Powder Springs, passed away Thursday evening, April 24, 1997 at Wariota Healthcare Center in Maynardville. Geneva made her home with Amy Jane Petree for many years before entering Wariota Healthcare Center in 1991. She was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Washburn. Preceded in death by her husband, Rector A. Atkins; and step-son, Paul Atkins. She is survived by two step-daughters, Edna Atkins and Lola O. Fallen of Merritt Island, Fla. Also survived by many cousins and loved ones. Funeral servides 2 p.m. Sunday at Ailor Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Ray Brock officiating. Interment in Dora Wayne Needham Cemetery. Pallbearers: Wayne Brock, Frankie Rucker, Mark Brock, David Canant, Calvin Brock and David Brock. Arrangements by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville. 

BAHNEY, LESTER LEON - age 66, of Route 1, Blaine, Tenn., native of Illinois, died suddenly at 6:25 p.m. Thursday evening, April 24, 1997, in the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee, Knoxville. He was a member of the Three Points Baptist Church and Casey Masonic Lodge No. 442 in Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burt and Carrie Bahney; brothers, Harold and Homer Bahney, both of Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Wilma ''Peanut'' Wilson Bahney of the home; sons, Tom Bahney of New Mexcico and Sgt. Michael Williams of North Carolina; daughters, Glenda Maples of Strawberry Plains and Brenda Palmer of Mascot; sister, Peg Shook Cutright of Illinois; brother, John Bahney of Illinois; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, April 27, 1997, in the Little Valley Church Cemetery, Rev. Charles Leeper and Rev. Hollis Dunsmore officiating. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, TN 37861. Phone 423-828-5555. 

CARDWELL, BARBRA ANN - age 30, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 26, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. Born December 19, 1966, in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, the daughter of Robert Vaughn of Knoxville and Kiyo Kazamoto Imming of Arizona, by whom she is survived. Also survived by husband, Rand Cardwell of Knoxville; son, Tyson Hamilton of Knoxville; step-son, Tanner Cardwell of Knoxville; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Sandy Cardwell of Knoxville; and by a host of friends. The funeral service will be at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home Monday, April 28, 1997. The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gilda's Club, 195 West Houston St., New York, NY 10014. Weaver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

CURETON, GEORGIA B. - age 85, of Fountain City, passed away Saturday morning at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Paul M. Cureton. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Timothy Crawford of Chicago, Ill.; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Mary Cureton, John and JoAnne Cureton, all of Knoxville; granddaughters, Susan Seiber of Spartanburg, S.C., and Beth Cureton of Knoxville; grandsons, Marston Kyle and Seth Crawford of Chicago, Ill., and John and Paul Cureton of Knoxville; great-grandson, Sinjin Seiber; sister, Mary Caroline Byrd of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Norine Greer of Beaumont, Texas, and Minnie Lee Cureton of Knoxville; special niece, Elizabeth Bishop of Knoxville; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

COLVIN, LARRY - born to Mose Colvin and Minnie Carvin on October 17, 1947, in Cedar Town, Ga., went home to be with his heavenly Father on April 24, 1997, at his home. He was a member of True Vine Baptist Church and the Austin High School Class of 1965; a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also a member of Elks Lodgeand was employed by Martin Marietta for 20 years. Preceded in death by mother, Minnie Carvin; brother, Norman Carvin; uncle, Charlie Mitchell. Survivors: loving and devoted wife, Sylvia (McAllister) Colvin; daughters, Nicole, Joslyn and Ivy Colvin, all of Knoxville; sisters, Yolanda (Paul) McKinze and Eline Carvin of Clinton; grandchildren, Braxton Colvin and Brandon Wimbley; aunt, Eline Mitchell, all of Knoxville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lewis (Mildred) McAllister, James McAllister, all of Detroit, Mich., and Harry (Cherly) McAllister of Toledo, Ohio, Maude Downs, Evelyn (John) Fortson and Josephine Montgomery, all of Knoxville; cousins; the Mitchell family. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews and other family members; god-brothers, Danny and Larry Gene Coats; devoted friends, Horace Moultry, Eugene Parks, Micheal Canada. The family will assemble at 5000 Lincoln Drive. The family will receive friends Monday from 11:30-12 noon at Jarnigan's Chapel with services to follow at 12 noon, Rev. Cecil Clark officiating. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

DANIEL, OSCAR LEE - age 54, of Powell, died Saturday at his residence. Born May 6, 1942, in Union County. He was employed by Tennessee Roofing Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grant and Rosa Daniel. Survivors include daughters, Tammy and husband Daniel Morrison of Clinton, Kim and husband Mike Williams of Clinton; sons, Terry and wife Rhonda Daniel of Powell, Jerry and wife Carline Daniel of Elken, N.C.; sisters, Connie and husband Mike, Genevia and husband Lewis Rutherford of Andersonville, Joyce and husband Tommy Glymph of Clinton, Dorothy and husband Dick Parker of Knoxville; brothers, Earl and wife Pat Daniel of Powell, Kenny Daniel of Clinton, Bill and wife Clara Daniel of Clinton, Bob and wife Peggy Daniel of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Robert, Matthew and Dustin Daniel, Christopher and Nicole Morrison, Samantha and Michael Williams. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Clinton, April 27, 1997, with the Rev. Chris Thomas officiating. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

DAVENPORT, MACK D. - age 58, of Knoxville, passed away April 25, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of South Knoxville Lodge No. 769 F&AM. Preceded in death by parents, Mack Daniel and Mary Davenport; brothers, Roy and Lawrence Davenport; sister, Lillard Davenport. Survivors: wife, Jo Davenport, Knoxville; sisters, Ruth Hood and Blanche Miller; brother, Jack Davenport, Georgia; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, 1997, in the Berry Chapel. The family will receive friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

DAVIS, ELLA MAE - age 69, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, April 25, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was preceded in death by son, Elbert Eugene (Buster) Davis; and parents, Oliver B. and Mary Alice Davis. Member of Dante Baptist Church. Survived by daughter, Mary Jane Davis; brothers, Oscar Ford Davis, Oliver B. Davis and John H. Davis; several nieces and nephews; best friend, Birdie Whitlock. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Dante Baptist Church, Rev. Phillip Murphy and Rev. Haskew Smart officiating. Family and friends will meet at New Gray Cemetery for an interment service at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be deacons of Dante Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

DYER, SCOTT - age 33, of Knoxville, died suddenly Friday, April 25, 1997, at his home. Member of Third Creek Baptist Church. He was a self-employed contractor and attended Pellissippi State Community College. Survivors: sons, Chase Scott Dyer; mother and step-father, Pat and Dale Underwood, all of Knoxville; father Jerry D. Dyer of Washington, D.C.; sister, Kodie Barton Underwood; maternal grandparents, Earl E. and Lula K. May; special friend, Missie Ray, all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Edgewood Cemetery at 3:15 p.m. Sunday for a 3:30 p.m. interment service with Rev. Jimmy Stroud and Rev. Steve Peek officiating. Family requests memorials may be made to Cornerstone of Recovery, 1120 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

FORRESTER, NAOMI Y. - age 76, of Maryville, passed away Friday evening, April 25, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Active member of Carpenter's Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed raising flowers and also cooking. Preceded in death by husband, Andrew Forrester; son, Wester Forrester. Survivors: daughter, Pearl Long of Georgia; daughters and sons-in-law, Edie and John Murnane, Brenda and Jim Newman, all of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Sandra Forrester of Maryville; grandchildren, Sherry McCarter, Ashley Forrester, Tim Long, Ernie Long, Tammy Quijas, Shane Lee, Dale Murnane, John Murnane, Trey Newman, Lauren Newman, Luke Newman; great-grandchildren, Courtney-Beth, Mikeal, Kayla, Zack, Lauren; brothers, Kelsey Young, Ernest Young, Pet Young, all of Maryville, Buren Young of Cleveland, Tenn.; sisters, Josephine Whitehead, Ruby Jean Caldwell, Mae Blevins, Grace Sparks, all of Maryville, Rosie Gourley of Tellico Plains; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jim Head, Rev. Lester Anderson officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carpenter's United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

FOSTER, HAZEL L. - age 82, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, April 26, 1997, at Life Care of Jefferson City. She was a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, William A. Foster; sisters, Mae Waggner, Lee Riley and Verna Shipe; brothers, Coy and Floyd Sellers. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sonja and Roland DiMattia of Michigan; grand-children, Vincent, Andrea and Tracy; great-grandchildren, Michael and Bailey; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Monday at Piedmont Cemetery with Rev. George Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

HARRISON, HAROLD P. - age 66, of West Knoxville, died 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 1997, at the family home. Member of Salem Baptist Church. Member of Norwood Kiwanis, U.T. Quarterback Club; retired from First Tennessee Bank. Preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Pearl Harrison; sister, Francis Humphreys; and brother, Vernon Harrison. Survivors: wife, Peggy Adams Harrison, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Mark Byrum of Maryville, Tenn., Kim and Jim Nodurft of Williamsburg, Va; grandchildren, Andrew Byrum and Nicholas Nodurft; sister, Mary Luttrell; sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Bob Crumley, all of Knoxville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie and J.D. Marshall of Morristown. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge of arrangements. 

HONAKER, MARIAN C. - of Maryville, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford C. and Arlie Burke Carter; one brother and two sisters. Survivors include husband, Stuart Ross Honaker of Maryville; daughter, Elizabeth Butler of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Christopher Butler, Brooke Butler, both of Chattanooga; sister, Eunice C. Davis of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth C. and John C. Fouche, Jr., of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Grant B. and Evelyn Carter of Alcoa; sister-in-law, Martha Honaker of Johnson City, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside and interment services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery with Rev. Robert A. Hayes officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. Memorials may be made to Broadway United Methodist Church, 309 E. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37804. Arrangements by McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

HUDSON, OLIVER E. ''JIM'' - age 76, of South Knoxville, passed away April 25, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by father, George E. Hudson; mother, Laura Hudson; sister, Ada Holbert. Survivors: brother, John Hudson, Kingston, Tenn.; sister, Dorothy Strange, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; nephews and nieces, Shirley Kilgore, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Thomas Holbert, Knoxville, Joyce Humphreys, Indiana. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Seven Islands Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

JOHNSON, DOROTHY ANN - departed this life Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at home. She was a longtime teacher with the Knox County School System. Preceded in death by husband, J.J. Johnson, Jr.; son, John J. Johnson, III; brother-in-law, Robert Wilson. Member of First United Presbyterian Church. She leaves to mourn her passing: devoted daughter, Jeanne Johnson; mother, Mrs. Emma Randall; sister, Winnifred Wilson; nephew, Rodney (Mable) Wilson; aunts, Earlie (Walter) Grandy, N.C., Evelyn Glanton, Ohio; nieces, Cynthia Wilson, LaWan Lane, Muriel (Curtis) Tate; many cousins and lifetime friends. The family will receive friends Monday, April 28, 1997, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 1:30-2 p.m. with funeral to follow, Rev. Betty L. Chandler officiating, assisted by other ministers. Interment Knoxville College Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

LANE, LOUISE - age 72, passed away Friday, April 25, 1997. Mrs. Lane was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace ''Pete'' Lane; granddaughter, Kristi Leigh; sister, Eda Mae Morton; brothers, Bill and Clarence Edmonson. She is survived by daughters, Sheri Garrett, Tami Smelser; grandchildren, Angela Teffeteller, Adam Kress, Jason Walker, Samantha Smelser, Corey Smelser; great-grandchild, Amanda Teffeteller; sisters, Mildred Parker, Thelma Faulkner and Ruth Sisk; aunt, Helen Edmonson. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Highland South Chapel. Pastor French will be officiating. Interment will follow at Highland South Memorial Park. Arrangements are with Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills), 573-7300. 

LOY, DOROTHY INA SPANN - of Knoxville, passed away April 25, 1997, at North Haven Health Care. Member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, widow of John Wooten Loy, Jr. Survivors: daughter, Martha Denise Loy; grandchildren, Jonathan and Jordan; sister, Tinque Blakely, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday, Rose Chapel with Rev. Robert Mellgard officiating. Family and friends will leave Rose Mortuary 12 noon Monday for interment at 12:30 p.m. in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Mike Mattice, T.R. Harvey, Bob Harvey, Vernon Davis, George Robinson, Denton Gary. Memorials may be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

MOORE, DELBERT S. - of Knoxville, formerly of Claiborne County, passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center Friday, April 25, 1997. He was a veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by beloved daughter, Patricia Collins. Survivors: wife, Patsy Moore; son, Kenneth Moore; step-sons and wives, William and Penny Kirk, Steven and Cindy Kirk; granddaughter and husband, Amy and Jim Powell; grandchildren, Travis, Ashley and Dillon Kirk, all of Knoxville; brother, Loye Moore, Maynardville; sisters, Beatrice Cross, Clinton, Wilma Newman, Kingston, Evelina Early, Powell, Delcia Moore, Knoxville, Betty Galbraith, Knoxville, Lola Barker, California; special sister-in-law, Nancy Russell; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, 1997, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Charles Harkleroad will officiate. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

NORDMANN, VIRGINIA LOUISE - age 73, of Fountain City, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997. A member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and teacher's aide at St. Joseph's Elementary School. The widow of Joseph H. Nordmann, she was also preceded in death by son, Stephen J. Nordmann. Survivors: three daughters, Theresa Lynden of Pittsburgh, Pa., Anne Swienton of Dallas, Texas, and Mary Chrenko-Phillips of Knoxville; six sons, Paul Nordmann of St. Louis, Mo., Frank Nordmann of Knoxville, Thomas Nordmann of Sparta, Ill., Edward Nordmann of Houston, Texas, Phillip Nordmann of Houston, Texas, Andrew Nordmann of Duquoin, Ill.; grandchildren, Patricia Esswein, Scott, Matthew, Sarah, Beth, Angela and Craig Nordmann, Ryan Lynden, Katherine Chrenko, Kyle Swienton and Heather Swienton; sister, Dorothy Pliske of Florissant, Mo. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Father John Dowling and Father Chris Michelson officiating. Interment at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday with a Catholic rosary service at 7 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

PARRIS, JOHN EDGAR (EDD) - age 97, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday evening, April 25, 1997, at the Baptist Health Care Center. He was a member of Hensley's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Maude Collins Parris; son, Harold E. Parris; granddaughter, Debbie Muney Dymitro. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Jerry Spoon, Lena and Charles Donnett, and Jane Parris, all of Lenoir City, Jewline Herd of Chico, Calif.; sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Silver Parris, John and Tootie Parris, Kathryn Parris, all of Lenoir City; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Elder Chester Hembree officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, Lenoir City Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

RODGERS, AMY LEE - age 75, of Knoxville, Tenn., entered into eternal rest on April 23, 1997. Born January 24, 1922, in New Castle, Alabama. Member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church of Knoxville, Tenn., for over 40 years. Preceded in death by daughter, Claudette Lowe; and son, John Wesley Bailey; sisters, Mary Lewis, Azella Watson. Survived by daughter, Juanita Grant of Knoxville, sister, Jannie Postel; sister and brother-in-law, Anna Bell and Charles Hutchison; sister, Anna Ruth Evans, all of Michigan; uncle, Elder Walter Oliver of Richmond, Va.; aunt, Essie Jones of Birmingham, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral service 12 noon Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at Highland South Chapel, Rev. M.M. Solomon officiating. The interment following services at Highland South Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will be at the residence at 610 Houston St. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills) 573-7300. 

ROGERS, RUTH J. - age 83, of Palm Harbor, Fla., died April 22, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Rogers. Survivors include daughters, Susan Reed, Clearwater, Fla., and Jan Casey, San Antonio, Texas; granddaughter, Bethany Reed; son-in-law, Gene Casey; sisters, Hettie Hatcher, Orlando, Fla., Marynell Shotsman, Knoxville, Mildred Rownd, Rocklin, Calif.; brother, Wiley (Buddy) Jones and wife Footsie Jones; sisters-in-law, Edna Jones and Marion R. Campbell; nephew, Larry Lee; and numerous other relatives. A memorial service will be held at Conway Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Fla., at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 1997. 

SLUSSER, JOSEPH WILLIAM - age 53, of Knoxville, passed away April 26, 1997, at his home. Born February 16, 1944, in Knoxville, Tenn., to the late Byrd Slusser and Josephine Chandler Slusser. Mr. Slusser worked for Inway Trucking as a truck driver. Survived by brother, Elmer Slusser of California; sister, Sara Slusser of California; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends. Services will be at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home on Sunday, April 27. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. 

SHAFFER, MRS. BARBARA ANN - age 57, of Knoxville, died 2:23 p.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Leonard Theodore Shaffer. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Charles Reynolds, Faye and Ronnie Newcomb, all of Knoxville, Phyllis and Chris Kirby of Corryton; son, Steven Shaffer of Knoxville; four grandchildren; sister, Nancy Barnes of Powell; and brother, Sonny Arnold of Bristol, Tenn. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Monday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Larry Young officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for a 12 noon graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

TRENT, M. CAROLYN - age 57, of New Market, passed away Friday, April 25, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of Pleasant Grove (Haworth) Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by father, Lloyd Hansel; and father-in-law, Arlie Trent. Survivors include husband, Charles Trent of New Market; one son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Theresa Trent; and one granddaughter, Ellie, all of New Market; mother, Helene Hansel of Jefferson City; mother-in-law, Edith Trent of New Market; sister, Glenda Trent of Jefferson City; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jayne and Tony Lamb of Talbott; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Carolyn Hansel of New Market; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday at Fielden Funeral Home in New Market with Rev. Johnny Mills officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Fielden Funeral Home in New Market. Fielden Funeral Home in charge. 

WHITEHEAD, GERALDINE JUNE - age 66, of Alcoa, died 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Old Piney Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Houston and Georgia Martin; brother, Walter Martin; sisters, Lucille Smith and Marie Galyon. Survivors include husband, Herold Whitehead; son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Whitehead of Lexington, Kentucky; grandchildren, David Alexander Whitehead, Rachel Veronica Whitehead; brother, James Earl Martin of Maryville; sisters Grace Grindstaff of Maryville, Ina Whitehead of Rialto, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will assemble 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Scott Campbell officiating. Arrangements by Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

WHITEHEAD, DALE ROBERT - age 71, of Maryville, died Friday, April 25 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Ellejoy Baptist Church, a member of New Providence Lodge #128, a veteran of World War II, and was retired from the Coca-Cola Company with 38 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Dale and Lucy Barbra Whitehead. Survivors include wife of 49 years, Jewell Pierce Whitehead; son, Michael Robert Whitehead of Maryville; daughter, Sytha Ann Veal of Maryville; granddaughters, Mandi and Leah Veal; step-grandson, Jeremy Martin; special aunt, Eula Caylor; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Berl and Anna Mae Garner; sister-in-law, Edith Pierce; one niece and three nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Lawhorn officiating. The interment service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Those who wish may give memorials to Ellejoy Church Building Fund, c/o Norma Fox, 409 Merritt Road, Maryville, TN 37804. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

WILMOTH, MARK IVAN - age 37, of Talbott, passed away April 25, 1997, at his residence. He was a member of Alpha Baptist Church, was the owner of Wilmoth Electric Company, and was a 1977 graduate of Morristown West High School. Survivors include brother, Tommy Wilmoth, Morristown; sisters, Robyn Parks, Lafayette, Indiana, Susan Green, Morristown, Catherine Wilmoth, Washburn; half-brothers, Walter Wilmoth, Heiskell, Tenn., Lawrence Wilmoth, California; half-sisters, Norma Fava, Yvonne Waits, Pat Reagan, Roberta Wagner and Shirley Hill, all of California; aunts, Clara Belle McElhaney and Ethel Bordner, both of Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 29, 1 p.m. at Sunderland Cemetery with Rev. Ross Woody officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening 7-9 p.m. at Mayes Mortuary in Morristown. 

WINOWIECKI, VELMA J. - age 57, of Tellico Village community, died Friday, April 25, 1997. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and was employed by Employers Security. Survived by husband, Ted Winowiecki; and seven adult children, all out of state. Viewing will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home. The body will be returned to Wyoming, Mich., for funeral services and burial. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home is in charge. 

WISE, BETTY LOU - age 67, of Clinton, Tenn., died Saturday at Methodist Medical Center. Born September 7, 1929, in Anderson County, Tenn. Retired secretary for Anderson County superintendent of schools. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Clinton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Luther Wise. Survivors include brother, Harold Giles of Clinton, Tenn.; mother, Mae W. Wise; nieces, Henrietta McWhorter of Georgia, Marie Biddle of Florida, Susan Hiser of Heiskell, and Jill Whitefield of Knoxville; nephews, Chet Giles and Chris Giles of Oak Ridge, Tenn. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 1997, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, with the Reverend Bill Rowland officiating. Burial 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 1997, at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens, Claxton, Tenn. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. 

WITENBARGER, JOYCE M. - age 57, of Knoxville, passed away April 25, 1997. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, David and Suzie Witenbarger of Knoxville; daughter, Trecie Rose Lynn of Knoxville; five grandchildren; sisters, Mary Louise Llewelling of Knoxville, Betty Jean Thomas of Knoxville, Nancy R. Adams of Kentucky, Ella Sue Monday of Knoxville; brother-in-law, Raymond R. Thomas of Knoxville; nephew, Kevin Lee Monday of Knoxville; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, 1997, at Highland South Chapel, Rev. John Kosier officiating. The interment Highland South Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills) 573-7300. 

WITT, REV. THOMAS WESLEY - age 86, of Harriman, Tenn., passed away Saturday, April 26, 1997, at Roane County Medical Center. Member of Power House Baptist Church; a Baptist minister serving in Knox County as well as surrounding counties. Preceded in death by wife, Anna Faye Collins; parents and two sisters. Survivors: son, George Witt; daughters, Dexter Waggle, Shirley Witt; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Dehlia Frye. Family and friends will meet at Macedonia Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Monday for graveside and interment services at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at cemetery. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

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