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ADAMS, MR. CHARLES THOMAS (CURLY) - age 76, of Sharps Chapel, went to be with the Lord 10:40 a.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at Claiborne County Hospital. U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Retired foreman from Midas International. Preceded in death by wife, Velma (Daniels) Adams. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Carol Adams, New Tazewell; daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Bob Cardwell, Knoxville; grandchildren, Darren and Lisa K. Cardwell, Robby and Lisa Cardwell, Anthony Adams; great-grandson, Ryan Cardwell; sister, Elizabeth Patterson of Michigan. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Greg Sharp officiating with the Leatherwood Quartet. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers: Darren Cardwell, Robby Cardwell, Anthony Adams, Charles Rowe, Lynn Daniels, V.H. Kitts, Jr. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

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. 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. She attended First Baptist Church, Concord; a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz; attended UCLA and UC - Riverside. 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 was 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, at First Baptist Church, Concord, Rev. Denny Brinkman officiated. 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. 

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. 

BOLING, BENNY ROBERT - age 32, of Knoxville, died Sunday, April 26th, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. He was dearly loved. Survivors include wife, Joyce Boling; son, Robert Lee Boling; daughter, Sammie Boling; stepdaughter, Lizzie Baxter; father and mother, Bill and Eleanor Kay Boling; brothers, Junior, R.H. ''Ray,'' Brian, Marvin, Jerimah Boling; sister, Brandi Boling; grandmother and grandfather, Ruby and Bill Brimm; nephew, Billy Lee Boling. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel. The interment will follow in Ellejoy Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

CALLOWAY, MARY BURTON - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Preceded in death by parents, Judge Wm. C. Burton and Hattie Allen Burton; brother, William A. Burton; son, David; and daughter, Julia Ann Calloway. Survivors: husband, James A. Calloway, Sr.; son, James A. Calloway, Jr.; grandchildren, James Mark Calloway, Julia Suzanne Calloway, Laura Elizabeth Calloway. Graveside 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Tom King officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

CATE, ELLA MAE MORGAN - age 81, of Kodak, passed away at 5:58 a.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at her home. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Preceded in death by a daughter, Dovie Harmon. Survived by her husband, Elijah Cate; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Bill Henderson; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Betty Cate; son, Charles Cate; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Glenn. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Mortuary with Rev. Mike Vincent, Rev. Clay Mulford, Rev. Bill LaRoy, Jr., and Rev. Glenn Bruner officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stanley Brock, Harvey Bruner, Aaron Collier, Charles Murman, David Stinnett and Shawn Bryan. The family wishes to thank Housecall Hospice. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

CATES, JAMES IRA ''RUNT'' - 83, of Athens, died Sunday, April 26, 1998. Life-long resident of McMinn County, son of the late William and Mary Matlock Cates and preceded in death by a son, Howard ''Curly'' Cates; brothers, Ellis and John Cates; and sister, Myrtle Butler. Member and elder of First Presbyterian Church and retired from Alcoa Aluminum Co. after over 35 years of service. Survivors: wife, Virginia Lee Ferguson Cates, Athens; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Frank James and Liz Cates, Athens, William McArthur Cates, Athens, Thomas Lee and Marilyn Cates, Riceville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Cordelia Cates and Robert Brinkley, Nashville, Frances ''Cookie'' Cates, Marietta, Ga., Judith Ann Cates, Smyrna, Ga., Susan Melanie and David Copeland, Marietta, Ga.; nephew and wife, James and Della Butler, Harlan, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Hammonds Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens. 

CLABO, COWAN - age 80, of Corryton, passed away Monday, April 27, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Roseberry Baptist Church, 32 Degree Mason with Mascot Lodge #738 F.& A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies, veteran U.S. Amry serving in WWII, retired from U.S. Postal Service; member of Smoky Mtn. Antique Engine and Tractor Association. Survivors: wife of 54 years, Ollie Clabo, Corryton; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Vicky Clabo, Corryton, Kenny and Linda Clabo, New Albany, Ind.; grandchildren, Jennifer Pickett, Chris, Angie, Tyler and Cameron Clabo; sisters, Eula Mae Lawson, Avis Clabo, Eunice Bell, Alethia Hawkins; brothers, Charlie and Clyne Clabo. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Roseberry Baptist Church, Rev. Kenny Shinlever officiating. Family and friends will meet at Roseberry Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Thursday for graveside service and interment service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roseberry Baptist Church, 2920 Roseberry Road, Mascot, TN 37806. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Roseberry Baptist Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

CORUM, ROY R., SR. - age 74, of Corryton, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 26, 1998. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Mae Corum and sister, Bernice Butler. Retired from John H. Daniel. Roy was Sunday School superintendent and chairman of deacons at Cedar Ridge Baptist Church. He was ordained to the gospel ministry on April 21, 1974. Previous pastor of Bonview Baptist and served as interim pastor of several Baptist churches throughout East Tennessee. Roy also managed the Corum Trio and Crownsmen Quartet. Roy and Beada are members and attend Faithway Baptist Church. Survivors: wife of 55 years, Beada Hill Corum; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Roy R. and April Corum, Jr. of Knoxville, Donald R. and Donna Corum of Maynardville, Dana (Bobby) and Shelby Corum of Texas, Victor Wayne Corum of Florida; daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Michael Battershell of Knoxville, Belinda and Mike Locke of Georgia, Theresa and David Leveritt of Knoxville, Debra and Rev. Timothy Day of Maynardville; grandchildren, Eric, Adam, Joselyn, Richard, Chris, Julia, Joy, Kimberly, Sabrina, Carroll, Alicia, Jason, Michael, Morgan, Shawni, Jeremy, Joshua, Shane, Julia and Jordan, Austin, Kendall, Hunter, and Collin; sister, Louise Stephens. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. R.H. Barnes, Rev. Rick Passmore, Rev. Richard Nicely officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: grandsons. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

EZELL, LUCY DEMARCUS - 90, of Andersonville, passed away Sunday, April 26, 1998, at the Mariner Health Care Center in Norris. Mrs. Ezell was born August 21, 1907, to the late Ross and Martha DeMarcus. She was a member of Indian Gap Baptist Church in Andersonville. Preceded in death by husband, Bruce Ezell; sons, Basil and Theodore Ezell. Survivors: sons, Hersal Ezell and wife, Nora, Loren Ezell and wife, Eva of Andersonville, Gary Ezell and wife, Pat of Norris; daughter, Linda Ezell of Clinton; sister, Cillar Warwick of Andersonville; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, in the chapel of the Anderson County Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Ellis officiating. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Andersonville. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 28, 1998, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Anderson County Funeral Home, Clinton. 

GUETTNER, THOMAS LLOYD - age 62, of Kingston, Tenn., passed away Sunday evening, April 26, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a faithful member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He served on the Roane County Court for 12 years and was a member of Union Lodge #38, Kingston. Retired from Martin Marietta after 23 years with Kingston Bank and Trust and Roane County Sheriff's Department. Preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Eva Guettner; stepmother, Della Carroll Guettner. Survived by wife, Bobbie Joan Thomas Guettner; two daughters and sons-in-law, Portia and Jim Reimer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Lisha and Phil Harvey, Kingston; and son, Thomas Scott Guettner, Kingston; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Calvin Scarbrough, Kingston; sister, Kathleen Wiseman, Kingston; granddaughters, Paige Watkins, Haley, Hannah and Abby Reimer; stepbrother, Donald Carroll of Michigan. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Johnston Valley Rd., Kingston, Tenn. The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. at the church. Rev. Mike Henegar officiating. Graveside service will be Thursday, April 30 at 1 p.m. at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church's Handicap Renovation Fund, Mr. Guettner's last work project for his Lord. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

GUINN, SAMUEL FRANKLIN, SR. - of Knoxville, passed away at 2 a.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. He was 82 on Friday. Frank served in the United State Army Air Corps in World War II from May 1942 until October 1945. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church for 53 years, was a board member and usher for over 40 years. Frank was a member of Choto Masonic Lodge #253 F.& A.M., Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., USA 32nd Degree lifetime member. Retired Knox City Police Dept., Fraternal Order of Police. Preceded in death by parents, George Samuel (Guinn) and Mae Lonas Guinn; brother, Henry (Guinn); sister-in-law, Marie Guinn; niece, Ann Melton; and nephew, Jim Houser. Survived by wife of 57 years, Grace Boring Guinn; son, Samuel Franklin Guinn, Jr. and wife, Ruth Locke (Guinn); grandchildren, Dayle and Brittany Guinn and Nich Vivori; and godchild, Ruben N. Pelot III; also survived by sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Vernon Houser; sister-in-law, Reva Guinn; brothers, Dr. James Guinn and wife, Bootsie, Ralph Guinn, Lonas Guinn and wife, Barbara, Ray Guinn and wife, Janie; and several nieces and nephews; extended family members, Homer and Nora Locke, Dr. Robert and Ruth Frazier and family and Laura Carlton; special love and appreciation to Holly, Jill and Mori and the staff of Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Concord United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Bryan and Rev. Ron Hammond officiating. Interment at Concord Masonic Cemetery. Active pallbearers: Paul Guinn, Johnny Guinn, Johnny Smith, Reed Davis, Ernie Lisson, Buddy Pelot, Mike Kennedy, Chris Houser. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Guinn, Scott Guinn, Hop Campbell, Charlie Russell, Jeff Houser, Jim Guinn, Alan Locke, Dr. Russell Frazier, Ruben Pelot II, Jack Boundrant, Ross Boring, Ben Boring, Bill Shipley, Bill Cannon, and special studies Sunday School Class at Concord United Methodist Church. Honor guard provided by Knox City Police Dept. Memorials are to be made to Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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. 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 

HOLTON, MURRAH HUNTER - age 70, of 309 Reliance Road, Tellico Plains, formerly of Belle Glade, Fla., passed away 3:42 a.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at Veterans Hospital, Murfreesboro. Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Amry. Survivors: wife, Montine Holton; daughters and sons-in-law, Carlotta and Leroy Collier, Belle Glade, Fla., Francie and Kenneth Shaw, Tellico Plains, Catherine and Mike Pearce, Grapevine, Texas; grandchildren, Wayne Shaw, Sweetwater, Steven Shaw, Tellico Plains, Clint Henderson, West Palm Beach, Fla., Lisa Clements, Grapevine, Texas, Marcus L. Collier, Belle Glade, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Inez Turner, Miami, Fla., Joyce Cater, Temple, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment 11 a.m. Thursday at Center Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains. 

INMAN, ANGELA MARIE - age 22, of Knoxville, formerly of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into heaven, April 25, 1998. She was of the Baptist faith. Survived by father, Tim McMahan; mother, Dorothy McMahan; brothers, Daniel Inman, Knoxville, Timothy McMahan, Charleston, South Carolina, David and wife, Carol McMahan, Alcoa; sisters, Kimberly and Joey Shipes, Charleston, South Carolina, Michelle McMahan, Maryville, Suzanne Walker, Knoxville; grandparents, Theodore and Mary McMahan; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, Berry Chapel. Rev. Mark Huskey officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

JETT, ROSA LARUE - age 82, of Fountain City, passed away Monday morning, at Hillcrest North. Retired employee of Cherokee Textile Mills, Sevierville, with 35 years service. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Lorene and Wayland Seymour of Tampa, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Barbara Jett of Knoxville; brothers, Elmer LaRue of Halls, Edward LaRue of Fayetteville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Linda Ramey, Beverly Walker, Sharon Hessinger, Donna Bartkiewicz, Mark and Randy Jett; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at Mynatt's. 

KESLER, MELBA FROST - age 73, of Knoxville, Tenn. and Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away April 26, 1998. She was a graduate of Young High School and a member of Lake Hills Presbyterian Church. Survivors: husband, Stanley Kesler, retired from TVA; children, Diane Atkin, Knoxville, Donna Monroe, Wilmington, N.C., John Kesler, Denver, Colo., Micki Anderson, Cincinnati, Ohio; nine grandchildren; sister, Betty Brown; stepfather, Roy Garland. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, Lake Hills Presbyterian Church. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

LAY, PUALINE WALLACE (GRANNY) - age 77, of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord and Savior, her parents, three sisters and one brother, early Monday morning, April 27, 1998. She leaves one surviving sister, Freddie Crowder; three children, daughter and son-in-law, Doris and David Latham; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Sandra Wallace; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jim Carver, all of Knoxville; Granny also leaves grandchildren, Doug Latham and Tammie and Darren Latham, Kim and Drew Brown and Chris Wallace; great-grandchild, Crystal Latham. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Bill Romines officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 11:30 a.m. Thursday to travel in procession to Bookwalter Cemetery for a 12 noon interment service. Pallbearers: Chris Wallace, Drew Brown, Darren Latham, Jerry Brooks, Robert Cardwell, and Craig Brooks. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

LINKOUS, ESSIE B. - age 96, of Knoxville, passed away at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, at her home. She was retired from Palm Beach Company with over 40 years of service. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Sims; granddaughters, Harley Dillinger Meyers and husband, John, Cindy Keelen and husband, Dennis; great-grandchildren, Brian Smith and wife, Veronica, Delaney Smith, Cory and Casey Keelen; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Larry Hammock officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

MAY, EARL E., SR. - age 70, of West Knoxville, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at his home after a lingering illness. Member of Third Creek Baptist Church. Retired from Highway Construction Materials and Services after over 30 years in sales. An Army Veteran of World War II. Preceded in death in 1997 by grandson, Scott Dyer. Survivors: wife of 53 years, Lela ''Boots'' Foland May; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia ''Pat'' and Dale Underwood; sons and daughters-in-law, E.E. ''Eddie'' and Sandra May, Jas D. ''Dave'' and Jeniece May, Charles ''Charley'' and Lee May, Richard ''Dickie'' and Barbara May, all of Knoxville; grandchildren and spouses, Kodie Underwood of Knoxville, Melissa ''Missy'' and Sonny Johnson of Philadelphia, Tenn., Michael and Kristi May of Knoxville, Jas D. ''Jimmy'' and Amy May of St. Petersburg, Fla., Gina Marie May of Los Angeles, Calif., Jacob ''Jake'' May of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Chase Dyer, Nichol and Katie May, Cory and Brittany Johnson; brother and sister-in-law, John D. and Ivadean May of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet and leave Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Edgewood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside and interment service with Rev. Jimmy Stroud officiating. Pallbearers: Oscar Dixon, Eugene Keith, Lowry Mays, W.R. Matlock, Sam Patterson, Frank Sharp. Family request memorials may be made to the Maintenance Fund, Third Creek Baptist Church, 4917 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

McMAHAN, JOHN R. - age 69, of North Knoxville, died Monday, April 27, 1998. He was a member of Gillespie Ave. Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Ruby Mae McMahan and several brothers and sisters. His survivors include children, Thomas Lee McMahan, Karen Jo Cooper, Sharon Lynn Ramsey, Johnnie Angela Melar, Joy Kay Nelson, David Warren McMahan, Ruby Marlene Wright, Mark Anthony McMahan and Mildred Richard McMahan; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. C.W. Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

MILLER, MRS. SHAWNNA MARIE - age 36, of Jefferson City, passed away suddenly Sunday morning, April 26, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a registered nurse and employed by American Transitional Hospital as a nurse manager and had previously worked at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville for six years. Preceded in death by grandparents, Marvin Damschroder, Wayne and Hattie Krueger. Survivors: husband, Kevin Scott Miller; daughter, Cori Ann Miller, age 10; son, Benjamin Scott Miller, age 6, all of Jefferson City; parents, Gerald W. and Barbara L. Krueger, Schenectady, N.Y.; sister, Gayle Kovach, Strongsville, Ohio; brother, Scott Krueger, Painesville, Ohio; grandmother, Phyllis Damschroder, Elmore, Ohio; 11 nieces and nephews. Memorial services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Elder J.C. Monday officiating with the Oak Grove Singers. Interment of cremains will follow in Brogan Cemetery, Sharps Chapel. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

NELSON, ELMER - 88, of Knoxville, passed away April 27, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Inskip Baptist Church, Bright Hope Lodge #557 F.& A.M. and Carpenter's Union #50. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Velma Nelson. Survivors by wife, Eula Trentham Nelson; sons and their wives, Howard and Louise, Douglas E. and Sandy; daughters and their husbands, Doris and Paul Dinkins, Joyce and Jim Wallace; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren, all of Knoxville; also five stepchildren, Shirley Mounger, Sevierville, Peggy Dyer, Arizona, Randy Trentham, Cookeville, Kay and Steve Bell, Atlanta, Sharon and Dennis Carleton, Sevierville; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tomlinson, Rev. Mike Segers, and Rev. Earnest Condee officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

O'DELL, MAE B. - 89, of Newport, died Monday morning at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Cocke Co. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. ''Red'' O'Dell. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newport. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Viola and Bobby Seay of Newport; sister, Gladys Isley of Newport; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Manes Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. J. Castro Smith, Father David Garrett and Rev. Riley Huffstetler officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Manes in charge. 

ROSS, BETTY RUTH - age 69, of Maryville, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a longtime teacher in the Blount County School System. Miss Ross was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lanty M. Ross. Survivors include sisters, Mrs. Margaret R. Lindley of Johnson City and Mrs. Marinell R. Waggoner of Maryville; nephews, James Marvin, Ross, John, Tom and Sam Lindley, Andrew B. Waggoner III; niece, Nell B. Waggoner; uncle, Charles H. Ross. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Holstead of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and Rev. Ross Lindley of Johnson City officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Myasthemia Gravis Foundation, 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1540, Chicago, IL 60606 or to the Sandy Springs Presbyterian Church, 1201 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, TN 37803. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SHERWOOD, CHARLES EUGENE - age 59, of Vonore, formerly of Blount Co., passed away Sunday night, April 26, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Charter member and deacon of Upper Shady Grove Baptist Church in Greenback. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Rosa Lee Sherwood; brother, Robert Sherwood, Jr. Survivors: wife, Shirley Carter Sherwood; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Mike Wilkerson of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Gloria Sherwood of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Charles Rathbone, Rachael Monday and Mike Sherwood; brothers, James William Sherwood of Greenback and Ben Sherwood of Dandridge; sisters, Gertrude Harris of Friendsville, Effie Eason of New Jersey, Frances Wilson of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Shady Grove Baptist Church, Niles Ferry Rd., Greenback, Rev. Bob Kirkland, Rev. Robert Watkins and Rev. Gary Cooper officiating. Interment to follow at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SMELSER, B.O. ''BERT'' - age 91, of Maryville, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Mountain View Lodge No. 519 F.& A.M. and was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Smelser Easley. Survivors include wife, Mattie Hunter Smelser; brothers, Boyd Smelser of Maryville, Joe Smelser of Halls; daughter, Doris Lyons of Seattle; grandchildren, V. Gail Easley, Alice Easley, both of Florida, Vivian Elliott, Pete Lyons, Amelia Ricketson, all of Georgia; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters; one stepson; many step-grandchildren. Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Cemetery with the family officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

THOMAS, MARGART VIRGINIA - was born September 11, 1952, to the late Howard Thomas. Margart departed this life April 25, 1998. She is survived by her mother, Annie Bell Thomas; two brothers, David and Douglas Thomas of Cleveland, Tenn.; two sisters, Flora Young and Nina Elliott of Knoxville, Tenn. Services will be Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Patton Funeral Home Chapel. Family hour 1 p.m.; service 2 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Keith Elliott of Knoxville, Tenn. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. 

WHITFIELD, RET. CAPT. ROY T. - 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 Payne 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. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway. 

WILLIAMS, JESSE R. JR. - age 77, passed away Sunday, April 26, 1998, 4:30 p.m. at his home in Knoxville. He was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, a Scottish Rite Mason and member of Masters Lodge #244 F.& A.M. Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and had retired from White Stores after more than 30 years service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Dixon Williams and is survived by his sisters, Ruby W. Flanigan and Martha W. Bryant; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Dean Kiser; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery, Wednesday by 11:45 a.m. for a 12 noon graveside service with Rev. John L. Shepherd, Jr. and Rev. C. Ray Kitts officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WILLIFORD, ARLIE ROSS, SR. - age 67, of Morristown, Tenn., passed away April 26, 1998, at his home, following a brief illness. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from Flav-o-Rich Dairy. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Hazel Williford and stepson, Freddy Winstead. Survivors: wife, Gwendolyn Williford; former wife, Burlene Williford Denny; daughters, Vickie Horner, Judy Bright, Janice Garrett and Arlene Rogers; sons, Arlie Ross Williford, Jr. and Carl Williford; stepdaughters, Pat Phillips, Sue Sizemore, Irene Dukes and Frances Whaley; stepsons, Dan Winstead and Mark Greene; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sister, Katherine Davis; brothers, Ben Williford, Joe Williford and Jack Williford, Jr. The family will be gathering from 7-8 p.m. Monday at Mayes Mortuary in Morristown. Services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Catherine Nenney Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

WISE, RALPH O. - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away April 27, 1998, at Fort Sanders Park West Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, in charge of arrangements. 

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.

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