Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BEASLEY, E. GRAY, JR. - age 70, of Oak Ridge, passed away
at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center on Sunday, April 26, 1998. He was
born on April 29, 1927, in Aspen Hill, Tenn., to parents E. Gray Beasley,
Sr. and Lorene Jones Beasley. He retired from TVA as an engineer and manager
from 1950-1986. He also worked for Performance Development Corp. from 1987-1996.
He was past president of the Oak Ridge - Knoxville Section of the American
Nuclear Society. He was a WWII vet with the US Navy. He lived in Oak Ridge
for 43 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former
member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death
by son, Billy Beasley on January 20, 1972; and by a sister, Sally Harris
in April 1977. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Yarbrough Beasley of
Oak Ridge; son, Ben Beasley and wife Patty of Sterling, Va.; daughters,
Beth Zeldes and husband Mike of Grand Rapids, Mich., Lori Prosise and husband
Jeff of Farragut; brother, Bill Beasley of Atlanta; sisters, Connie Guschke
and Rene Underwood of Columbus, Tenn., Nita Ramsey of Lees Summitt, Mo.,
Mary Demastus of Nashville, Nancy Gertschen of Memphis; grandchildren,
Brian, Becky, Andrew Gray, Anna, Betsy Beasley, John and Gray Zeldes, Adam
Gray, Amy and Abby Prosise; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service
will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at 3 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Henderlight officiating. Memorials may be
made to the First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak
Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends in the church parlor from
1:30-3 p.m. prior to the service and then again immediately after the service.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, Oak Ridge.
BEETS, JOHNNIE CARL - age 79, of Lake City Hwy., Clinton, passed away Saturday at his residence. Retired from Allied Signal in Knoxville. Veteran of U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. Baptist faith. Son of the late John B. and Appolana Martin Beets. Preceded in death also by a sister, Gertrude Beets; and a brother, Everette Beets. Survivors: wife, Evelyn Maner Beets of Clinton; daughter, Annette Moore of Clinton; sons, Carl E. and his wife Margaret L. Beets of Rockwood, Jerry Thompson of Virginia Beach, Va., Terry Byrd of Maryville; grandchildren, Barry, Wayne, Joseph, Robert, Tanja, Sanja and Michelle; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Robbie and Arron; mother-in-law, Blanche Maner of Seymour; half sisters, Jean Beets of Clinton and Alma and her husband Rev. John Davis of Knoxville; half brother, Laverne Beets of Michigan; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sherwood Memorial Garden, Rev. Joe Bridges officiating. Full military honors at graveside by the East Tennessee State Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
BENNETT, CHRISTINE BALLARD - age 71, of West Knoxville, died Saturday, April 25, 1998, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Member of Central Baptist Church, Bearden, where she was an active member of the Adult Choir; a graduate of Morris-Harvey College, Charleston, West Virginia; retired Knox County school teacher, having taught at East, Austin-East and West high schools; member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. Preceded in death in 1974 by husband, Stelmon E. Bennett. Survivors: sons and daughter-in-law, George S. Bennett, Jacksonville, Fla., Greg B. and Margaret Bennett, Dublin, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia L. and Tom Hooper, Knoxville; grandchildren, Daniel Bennett, Maggie Hooper, Scott Bennett, Christopher Bennett and Michael Bennett; several nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Central Baptist Church, Bearden, Dr. Larry W. Fields, Rev. Mack Bingham officiating. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside and interment service. Family requests memorials be made to Central Baptist Church, Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919; or the American Cancer Society, East Region Office, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church, Bearden. 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. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
BOWEN, HELEN K. - age 78, of Jefferson City, Tenn., died April 20, 1998, at Chippenham Manor in Richmond, Va. Helen, a former nurse, was a veteran of World War II where she served in Italy, North Africa and Guam. She also served in Korea. She was the widow of William A. Bowen of Jefferson City, Tenn. Survived by her niece, Sherry B. Pitt of Cumberland, Va.; a great-nephew, Benjamin Pitt of Powhatan and his family; a great-niece, Wendy Pitt of Oceans, N.J.; along with several cousins. A memorial service was held at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, Cumberland, Va., Saturday, April 25, 1998, with Rev. Patricia Bain officiating. Graveside service will be held at West View Cemetery, Jefferson City, Tenn., at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998, with Rev. Andy Ferguson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892.
BRAULT, LIONEL R. - age 74, of Rutledge, passed away Saturday, April 25, 1998, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. A member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Retired from the U.S. Navy with 20 years of service. Preceded in death by son, Joel Brault. Survived by wife, Irene B. Brault, Rutledge; son, Tony Brault, Rutledge; daughters, Debra Cole, Morristown, and Cathy Wallis of Texas; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; mother, Florence Brault Tansey, St. Cloud, Fla.; sisters, Rita Powell, Jeane Wheeler and Clara Rivers. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Father Patrick C. Garrity officiating. Friends may call following services in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church building fund c/o PO Box 304, Jefferson City, Tenn. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City, TN 37760. (423) 475-3892
COCHRAN, FAYVELLA (JUNE) - age 70, 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, Caleb Harbison; great-grandchild, Lyric Mantooth. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Rev. Ray Kitts officiating. Interment in Asbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
DAUGHERTY, PATRICK CLIFFORD - age 24, of Lake City, passed away Saturday, April 25 in Beach Grove, Lake City, Tenn. Born July 27, 1973. Survivors include sisters, Amanda Michelle Daugherty of Lake City, Miranda and husband Mark Phillips of Clinton; brothers, Tony Daugherty of Clinton, Rodney Daugherty of Lake City, Randall and wife Missy Daugherty of Lake City, Wendell and wife Amanda Daugherty of Lake City; and grandmothers, Betty Carrole of Oliver Springs, Luevierine Daugherty of Lake City; two very special nephews, Cody and Tyler Daugherty; two very special nieces, Paige and Savannah Daugherty. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Lake City. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Lake City, with the Rev. Clyde Daugherty and Rev. Harvey McCoy officiating. Burial Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Beach Grove Cemetery, Lake City. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Lake City, in charge of arrangements.
FINE, ESTELLA RUBY - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday evening at her home following an illness. Native of Knox Co., retired from Standard Knitting Mill, member of Burnettes Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Earl Fine; parents, John and Maggie Grove; daughter, Judy Howard; sisters, Mary Nash and Kathryn Grove; brother, Benjamin Grove. She is survived by grandchildren, Mitzi Burnett of Knoxville, Willard Howard, Jr. of Vonore, Kristi Smiley of Vonore; sisters, Johnnie Thornhill, Shirley McNair, Martha Fuscon, Georgia Corum, Barbara Reese and Mildred Cass; great-grandchildren, Noah Burnett, Tyler Hawk and Samantha Howard; nieces and nephews, Kenny and Darlene Lane, Clark and Cheryl Lane, Joan Ray, Rene' Lane, Rick Lane, Jo Chadwell; and several other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; also special friends, Dottie Holbert, Louise Randolph, Georgia, Kim, Mary Ann and Jewel. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Chapel with the Rev. Jack Oglesby and the Rev. Gene Chesney officiating. The family and friends will meet Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at McCarty Mortuary and will go in procession to Roseberry Cemetery for an 11 a.m. committal service. Pallbearers will be Kenny Lane, Rick Lane, Clark Lane, Josh Lane, A.C. Burnett, Jr. and Willard Howard, Jr. Cecil Warren will be an honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive, 525-3121.
HALE, MARY ADA - of Knoxville, died April 26, 1998. She was born in 1905 in Stubinsville, Ohio. She was a salesperson at AAA Auto Club in Knoxville for 65 years before her retirement. Mrs. Hale was a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by husband, William Cleo Hale, Sr. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, William C. and Linda Hale of Jacksonville, Fla., Robert L. and Marcia Hale of Kingsport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Susan Hale Stackhouse, Laura Hale, David Hale, Carol Hale Jernigan, Mary Catherine Hale, Anne Keene and Robert L. Hale, Jr.; seven great-grandchildren; and many friends who loved her. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Hunter officiating. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements.
HARMON, SYBIL ELIZABETH - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, April 24, 1998, at Hillcrest West Healthcare Center. Member of New Prospect Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by parents, George W. and Sarah E. King Harmon. Survivors include one nephew, William W. Harmon, Garland, Texas; two cousins, Jean King of Knoxville and Rev. Phillip Foote of North Carolina. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Prospect Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Old Sevierville Pike, Rev. Winton Enloe officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Monday from 12 noon - 5 p.m. at Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Ave.
HARMON, COLLEEN KEEBLER - age 76, of Jefferson City, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning, April 25, 1998, at the Life Care Center of East Ridge in Chattanooga, after an extended illness. Mrs. Harmon was born on November 14, 1921, in Lenoir City, to the late Mr. Charles E. and Mrs. Ada Keebler, now of Jefferson City; and was sister to the late Bobby Keebler of Fort Wayne, Ind. She was married for 25 years to the late Roy E. Harmon, former head football coach and professor at Carson-Newman College. Mrs. Harmon was a graduate of Carson-Newman College in 1943 and taught high school and middle school for 17 years until her retirement. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson until her sickness. Surviving are her four sons, Harry Harmon of Aiken, S.C., Tom Harmon of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ralph Harmon of Hiram, Ga., and Brad Harmon of Knoxville; ten grandchildren; beloved mother, Mrs. Ada Keebler of Jefferson City; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, April 28, 1998, from the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City with Dr. William Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. (EST) in the Lenoir City Cemetery in Lenoir City. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday evening, April 27, 1998, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Alzheimers Association in your area or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892
JONES, IONA GENEVIEVE (GENE) - 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.
MACON, JAMES A., SR. - age 80, of Sweetwater, died Friday morning in a Sweetwater, Tenn., hospital. He was a member of Mt. Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he joined at an early age. He also attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. He was a veteran of World War II serving his country for five years. He was preceded in death by his father, John H. Macon; and mother, Thula H. Macon; one daughter, Wanda S. Wilson; one sister, Christine Arnwine; and wife, Georgia Wilson Macon. Survivors include his wife, Mary Towns Macon; one daughter, Carolyn Sanusi of Los Angeles, Calif.; one son, James A. Macon Jr. of Knoxville; two stepsons, James Taylor of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Clinto Taylor of Gary, Ind.; three sisters, Rosa Lee Thomas and Estelle Johnson, both of Knoxville, and Maxine Inman of Sweetwater; one brother, Leon Macon of Sweetwater; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, in the chapel of M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with Rev. Edwin Benton officiating. The family will receive friends one before the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at Mt. Cumberland Cemetery.
McGOLDRICK, GRACE A. - age 68, of Knoxville, died Thursday, April 22, 1998. She was a member of Marble City Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by brothers, James Curtis McGoldrick and Bryan Robert McGoldrick, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Leavie Mae Hill; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at the Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery with Rev. George Williams officiating. Highland Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
SCHRADER, ALMA MARIE HALL - age 82, of Oak Ridge, passed away at the Methodist Medical Center on Saturday, April 25, 1998. Attended Kern Memorial Methodist Church and was a member of Eastern Star #390, Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by husband, Allen M. Schrader, November 24, 1979. Survivors include son, H. Wayne Schrader and wife Melva, Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Lisa Marie Schrader, Norfolk, Va., Angela Gail Pesterfield, Roane Co., Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Derick and Ericka Pesterfield; friends, Mrs. Jack ''Jo'' Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. William ''Dev'' Brannon, Alice and Fred Morrow, Mrs. Fred Edwards, Mr. Frank Thursby, all of Oak Ridge. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary 7:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. James E. Gary officiating. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Rd., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215; or the American Heart Association, Anderson Co. Div., PO Box 6014, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
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. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Pleasant View Cemetery, Rev. Johnny Beeler, Rev. Horace Dyer officiating. Pallbearers: cousins. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
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, Hazel Davis and Esther Moody of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday, Berry Chapel, Chapman Highway, Rev. Dave Ward, Rev. Doyle Landers officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Baptist Health Systems Foundation, PO Box 1788, Knoxville, TN 37901; or Mt. Olive Baptist Church Building Fund, 2500 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
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.
TRENT, LESTER ARNOLD - age 58, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday morning, April 26, 1998, at 1018 Carding Machine Road, Loudon, the home of his sister. Arnold attended Fellowship Baptist Church. A former employee of Allied Chemical, Quazite, Lenoir City News, United Printers and a former auxiliary policeman. Preceded in death by parents, Bessie Johnson Trent and Lester Bill Trent; grandparents, Allen and Leola Johnson. Survivors: sons, Allen and Kevin Trent, both of Lenoir City; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Hershell Brogdon of Loudon; half brother, Bill Trent of Florida; half sister, Diane Trent of Virginia; nephew, Alfred Brogdon; niece, Kim Brogdon, both of Loudon. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Eddie Chasteen officiating. Interment Lenoir City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
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. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
WHITFIELD, REV. CAPT. ROY T. - age 69, of Fountain City, died 4 a.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Second United Methodist Church. Member of the Knoxville Police Department for 38 years, active member of the F.O.P. Current employee of Knox County Court System for Judge Wheeler Rosenbalm. Survivors: wife, Charlotte Whitfield, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Glenda Whitfield, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Whitfield and Rob Payne, Halls; grandchildren, Jordan, age 11, and Leslie, age 6; sister, Bertie Seay, Knoxville; brothers, Raymond Dudley, Bob Whitfield, George Whitfield, all of Knoxville, J.D. Whitfield, Kansas City, Mo., Tony Ray (Rocky) Whitfield, Charleston, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved Schnauzer, J J. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Rusty Taylor officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors given by the Knoxville Police Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
WILLIAMS, JESSE R. JR. - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, April 26, 1998, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WRIGHT, WOODROW M. - age 82, of Jefferson City, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 25, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Washington Pike Baptist Church, longtime member of Carpenters Local #50, raised in Oriental Lodge #453 on March 30, 1954, and later transferred to Fountain City Lodge #757 F&AM. He was also a member of Spurgeon Bowling Chapter #207 R.A.M., Zabud Council R.&S.M. #129 and Coeur de Lion Commandery #9. He also belonged to Knoxville Square Dance Association. Preceded in death by parents, John and Mossie Wright of Clinton; brothers, Bobby, Iredell, Albert, Audie, J.W.; and half sister, Kate Wright Jones. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Geneva Johnson Wright; son and daughter-in-law, Miles and Valerie Wright; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Eric Clark, Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Paige and Amanda Clark; brothers, Ernest, Max and Rex Wright; half sister, Bonnie Wright Bishop. Masonic memorial service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, with funeral service to follow, Rev. L.B. Herrell officiating. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Masonic Gardens 10 a.m. Wednesday for interment service. Honorary pallbearers: Glenn Wright, Fred McPeake, Mike McCammon, Mike Nichols, Keith Strevel and Bill Lyke. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.