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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; special friend, Dollie Surber of New Tazewell. 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., Darrell Campbell. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

ALFREY, MR. GARY JAMES - age 32, of Strawberry Plains, formerly of Maynardville, passed away 7:31 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at UT Medical Center. Member of Milan Baptist Church. Employee of Clayton Homes, Appalachia Plant. Survivors: wife, Bridgett Alfrey, Strawberry Plains; daughters, Tiffany Rayfield, Knoxville, Ashley Brianna Alfrey; son, Tyler James Alfrey, both of Strawberry Plains; parents, Elmer L. and Jeanette Alfrey; brothers, Charles Alfrey, John Alfrey; grandmother, Albert Chittum, all of Maynardville; two nieces; one nephew; father and mother-in-law, Everett and Joyce Barrett, Strawberry Plains. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Charles Oliver officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Union Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: two special friends, Tim Foust, Tim Shipley and Gary's uncles. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

BAILEY, WILLIAM OSCAR - age 59, of Clinton, died Monday at Mountain View Health Care Center in LaFollette. Born February 2, 1939, in Anderson County. Retired from Wolfe Tree Service. He was preceded in death by Colt Hoskins; and sister, Helen Parrot. Survivors include mother, Irene Bailey; three sisters, Pauline and husband, Tommy Lowe, Ruby and husband Oscar Webber, Mary Ann Bailey, all of Clinton; one brother, J.B. and Diane Bailey of Clinton; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Don Parrott of Clinton. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, 1998, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, with Rev. Russell Massingill officiating. Burial Friday, May 1, 1998, at Farmers Grove Cemetery, Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. 

BEST, PATRICIA ANN MATHEWS - age 57, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 28, 1998, at the family home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

BIRDWELL, LORENE TIPPENS - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away April 27, 1998. A devoted mother and grandmother. Member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by husband, Claude I. Tippens; sons, Ronnie and A.L. Tippens; granddaughter, Debbie Hancock. Survivors: husband, R.A. Birdwell; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jim Hancock of Knoxville; sons and daughter-in-law, Don and Sharon Tppens of Knoxville, Steve and Mickey Tippens of Seymour, Craig Tippens of Corryton; stepchildren, Dr. David R. and Judy Birdwell, Dr. Ben R. and Sharon Birdwell, all of Knoxville, Dr. Bob and Jewel Birdwell of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Genvieve Moore and Angie Miller of Knoxville, Stephanie Ott of Seymour, Jurgen Tippens of Germany, David, Kevin, Jay, Scott, Brent, Ashley, Steve, Chase, Patricia, Jacob and Jenny Tippens, all of Knoxville, Chris, Amy, Leslie, Jody, Matt, Ben, Zack and Trina Birdwell; great-grandchildren, Danielle Moore, Scott and Jessica McCurry, Jordon, Madison and David Allen Tippens, Cody Ott and John Christian; special children, Lewitt Spivey of Kodak, Jennifer, Linsey, Brad and David Mosley of Louisville, Tenn. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, Rose Chapel, with Dr. Christopher C. Carlson officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

CAPPS, ETHEL ELIZABETH - age 90, of Sevierville, Tenn., passed away at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Dr. Claudius Meade and Allie Beeler Capps; sister, Mildred George; and brothers, Paul and Claude Capps. She taught in Knoxville public schools from 1930 until 1958 before retiring. In 1958 she took charge of Berea College Country Dancers and served until 1974. She was a member of Berea Union Church of Christ. Ms. Capps became a charter member of the Kentucky Arts Council and felt that her greatest honor was being made an honorary life member of the Country Dance Society of America. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Garnett Stone officiating. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

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. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Dr. 

CATES, MRS. KATHERINE - of 5201 East Sunset Road, departed this life, April 28th., 1998, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

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. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

DAVIS, JOYCE GRAY - age 66, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998. Member of Second United Methodist (Red Cross) Church. Surviving: former husband, Charles P. Davis, Knoxville; three sons, Charles T. Davis and Charlie Preston Davis, both of Rockford, and Ronnie Lynn Davis, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Larry Culbert, Knoxville; grandchildren, Tammy Maples of Oak Hill, Ohio, Angie Blankenship of Lebanon, Tenn., Stacy Coker of Knoxville, Kristie Davis of Rockford; great-grandchildren, Ashley Payne of Knoxville, Jenika Shea Blankenship and Taylor Lane Blankenship, both of Lebanon, Kathiern Maples and Joshua Matthew Maples, both of Ohio, Marcus Blake Coker of Knoxville; two brothers, Bill and Charlie Gray of Blaine, Tenn.; sister, Stella Cooper of Dandridge. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, the Rev. Wayne Lay officiating. Interment in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

DEWEESE, JEARLINE JOHNSON - age 47, of Knoxville, died Monday, April 27, 1998. She was employed by Covenant Health Systems, having always been in the nursing profession and was pursuing her master's degree in health care administration. Included among her positions at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital: nursing house supervisor, staffing coordinator, ER nurse manager and critical care coordinator. She was currently coordinator of clinical standardizaton for Covenant Health. In 1991 she was the recipient of the Knoxville Tribute to Women award, and for the last seven years had served on the board for the Cerebral Palsy Center for handicapped adults, and was former board chairman. She was state secretary for Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives. The love and affection shown to her and all that was done by her fellow co-workers and many special friends was overwhelming and a tribute for her life of caring for people - ''These three: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.'' Survived by husband, Bobby Deweese; daughter, Jessica Deweese, all of Knoxville; two sisters, Yvonne McPeake of Chickamauga, Ga., and Dorothy Lockhart of Rising Fawn, Ga.; brother, Randall Johnson of Ringgold, Ga. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. David Bluford officiating. Interment at Pikeville City Cemetery, Pikeville, Tenn. Memorials may be made to Cerebral Palsy Center for Handicapped Adults, 241 E. Woodland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

DOWD, DOROTHY JENNISON - age 79, of 2420 Roswell Ave., Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital. She was born November 13, 1918, in Bozeman, Montana, daughter of the late Henry Jennison and Alice Washburn Jennison. Mrs. Dodd was the wife of the late Robert M. Dowd. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in home economics. She was an active member of Myers Park Baptist Church and had been a pre-school teacher there for 15 years. She had also served as a volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital for many years. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at Myers Park Baptist Church, the Rev. Joseph D. Aldrich and the Rev. Dr. R. Eugene Owens officiated. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery. Survivors: son, Robert M. Dowd III of Durham, N.C.; daughter, Barbara Dowd of Newburyport, Mass.; brother, Dr. J.R. Jennison of Madisonville, Ky.; sister-in-law, Hazel S. Jennison of Knoxville; nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Myers Park Baptist Church Mission Endowment Fund, PO Box 6006, Charlotte, NC 28207. Harry & Bryant Company. 

DOWNEY, DON E. - age 57, of Woodstock, Ga., formerly of Maryville, passed away Sunday, April 26, 1998. Preceded in death by mother, Imogene Cannon Downey. Survivors: wife, Patricia Downey of Woodstock, Ga.; daughters, Tami O'Neill of Kingston, Ga., Traci Towns of Kennesaw, Ga.; sons, Tim Downey, Todd Downey, both of Woodstock, Ga.; six grandchildren; one step-daughter; one step-grandchild; father, William ''Bill'' Downey of Maryville; sister, Phyllis Forster of Maryville; brothers, Darryl Downey, Wendell Downey, both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment 11 a.m. Thursday at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Rev. Alvin Patton, Rev. Buford Albright officiating. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, 6501 Howard School Rd., Maryville. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

GRAGG, HOWARD WALLACE - age 66, of Kingston, passed away Tuesday morning, April 28, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Howard attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Navy. Graduate of Oak Ridge High School. A former employee of K-25 before moving to Florida to work in construction for many years. Preceded in death by parents, Creston Gragg and Dorothy Blevins Gragg; brother, Jimmy Gragg. Survivors: sons, Richard Gragg, Michael Gragg and wife Jamie, all of Boynton, Fla., David Gragg of Orlando, Fla.; grandson, Matthew Gragg; sisters, Dorothy Hanna and Sue Stewart, both of Kingston; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Methodist Regional Cancer Center, 102 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday followed by a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Mike Henegar officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. 

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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

HAWKINS, FRED ELLIS - age 81, of Knoxville, died 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Buffat Heights Baptist Church. Member of Tele Communications Club of Knoxville. Retired in 1983 from Huttig Sash and Door Company. Mr. Hawkins played shortstop for the 1946 Knoxville Smokies. Preceded in death by wife, Evelyn Norris Hawkins. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine Hawkins Ridgel and Charles Ridgel, Knoxville, Connie Hawkins Dickens and David Dickens, Smyrna, Tenn.; son, Robert Hawkins, Knoxville; grandchildren, Chuck Ridgel, Susan Ballinger, Doug Ridgel, Tonya Walker and Christopher Dickens; great-grandchildren, Matthew Berry, Whitney Ridgel, Alex Owens, Aliya Ridgel and Kayla Ridgel; sisters, Nona Ruth and Elsie Drinnen; brother, Roy Hawkins, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Dana Mathenson officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Thursday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Chuck Ridel, Allan Ruth, C.P. Tudor, Chris Dickens, Charles Ridgel and David Dickens. Memorials may be made to the Brazil Mission Trip, Buffat Heights Baptist Church, 2101 Ault Road, Knoxville, TN 37914. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

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. Arrangements by 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 service 10 a.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Jeffrey Hessinger officiating. Interment Jett Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

JILES, MR. RUSTY - age 66, of Ellen Street, Rockwood, passed away Monday, April 27th at his home. He was a member of the Rockwood United Methodist Church, U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, employed 11 years with TVA, Kingston Steam Plant, 27 years with Roane Electric Furnace, a former employee of the City of Rockwood. He is survived by wife, Betty Jiles, Rockwood; daughter and son-in-law, Jena and Brad Roddy, Kingston; daughter, Jill Jiles, Kingston; very special sister and brother-in-law who raised him from birth, Willie and Frank Lemons, Spring City; special nephew - brother, Jock Lemons and wife Joyce Lemons, Spring City; special sister and brother-in-law, Nelle and Bill Treadway, Rockwood; sister, Estle Shanahan, Sweetwater; brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Sis Jiles, Rockwood; brother, Jay Jiles, Rockwood; half brother, Charles Jiles, Harriman. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Terry Goodman officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. in the Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mr. Rusty Jiles. Memorials may be made to the Rockwood United Methodist Church. 

KESLER, MELBA FROST - age 73, of Knoxville, 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, Rev. James McTyre officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

LANE, RALPH O. - age 77, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 28, 1998, at the family home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

LAWSON, HERBERT F. - age 73, of Ten Mile, Tenn., departed this life Monday, April 27, 1998, at his residence. He was a member of Local Union 102, Plumbers and Steamfitters of Knoxville. Mr. Lawson was a medic in the U.S. Army during WWII and a member of local VFW Post 5156. Preceded in death by brother, Homer Lawson; and sister, Carrie Lee Owens. Survivors: spouse, Lela Lawson of Ten Mile; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Charles Higdon of Clinton, Reva and Harold Love of Dalton, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Jimmia Lawson of Ten Mile; two grandsons and granddaughter-in-law, James and Christine Lawson of Sweetwater, Brian Feagan of Dalton, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside service and interment 11 a.m. Thursday in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park, Rev. Joe Caldwell officiating. 

LAY, PAULINE 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 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

LOVE, MR. THOMAS ''TOMMY'' - age 72, of New Tazewell, Tenn., was born September 5, 1925, and passed away April 27, 1998, as the result of a farming accident. He was a very faithful charter member, deacon and clerk of the Lone Holly Missionary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of WWII. He was a member and former commander of the American Legion. He was a faithful member of the Claiborne County Memorial Honor Guard. He was a dedicated farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Tina Love; son, Larry Love; granddaughter, Emily Smith; sister, Elizabeth Phelps; and brother, Wade Love. He is survived by his wife, Imogene (Neely) Love of 50 years of New Tazewell, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Nancy Love of Tazewell; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Dennis Shipley of New Tazewell, Jane and Don Smith of Hermitage, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sara and Gabriel Love of Tazewell, Lance and Weston Shipley of New Tazewell, Benjamin and Taylor Smith of Hermitage, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cleve and Eileen Love of Monroe, Mich., Dan and Jeanette Love of New Tazewell; sisters, Cynthia Parker of Owenton, Ky., Jennie Ward of Monroe, Mich.; and a host of nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at the Claiborne Funeral Home. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Baker, Rev. Lonnie Dalton, Rev. Paul Collingsworth and Rev. Paul Janeway officiating. Eulogy by Don Parker. Music by David, Janet and Stephine Cole and Ross David Whitaker. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers: Todd Neely, Don Parker, Steve Love, Ronnie Love, Charles Brooks, Allen Holt, Dean Love, Bob Love. Honorary pallbearers: Floyd Gray, John Roy, Churchill Love, Junior Coffey, Bernard Coffey, Dan Keller, Kenneth Purkey, Carson Harrell and J.K. Jessie. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

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 Michael 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. 

MEASE, ROBERT G. ''BOB'' - age 67, of Knoxville, died at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. He was retired from the TN Air National Guard with 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Irene Mease. Survivors include wife, Mary Mease; daughters, Brenda Myers and Joyce Hickman, all of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Barb and Rick Tipton, Florida; granddaughter, Stephanie Hoskins; great-grandchildren, Haley Hoskins, both of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Faye Roysden; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray and Evelyn Kenney, all of Maryville; cousins of Knoxville and Morristown. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Rev. Ted Ingram officiating. Family and friends will leave Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel at 9:45 a.m. Friday and proceed to Sherwood Memorial Gardens for graveside and interment services at 10:30 a.m. with full military honors conducted by the honor guard. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lincoln Park Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday 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. 

MILLER, MADELINE ROCHELLE - age 79, of Baltimore, Md., departed this life Tuesday, April 28, 1998, 3:45 a.m. at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Maryland. Madeline suffered for the last 12 years with Alzheimer's Disease. Her soul is at last set free. God bless all who have cared for her. She leaves to mourn her passing, loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Alfred R. Miller of Baltimore, Md.; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah R. and Michael Lindsey of Knoxville, Marsha S. Miller and Cass Tyson of Baltimore, Md.; devoted grandchildren, Sarah and Tyler Lindsey of Knoxville and a host of many relatives and friends. Mrs. Miller will be taken to Lassahn Funeral Home in Baltimore for services and interment. Burial will be in the Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore, Md. Family requests that memorial donations be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920. Local arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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. Survived 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; sister, Mrs. Bessie Hurst. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service with Rev. Jim Tomlinson, Rev. Mike Segers and Rev. Earnest Condee officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

PREUSS, HOWARD MARTIN - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 27, 1998, at his residence. Member of First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge and a former member of Peace Lutheran Church in Knoxville. He was retired from the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge after 42 years of service. He came to the Oak Ridge plants as an engineer with the U.S. Army and finished his company service with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems as director of the assembly division at the Y-12 plant. He was the son of the late Martin Preuss and Bertha Preuss of Cleveland, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Preuss of Knoxville; daughter, Sandra M. Switek and husband John of Oak Ridge; son, John Howard Preuss of Saint Cloud, Fla.; grandson, Skylar Preuss; brother, Clifford Preuss and wife Betty of Cleveland, Ohio; sistger Elaine Rice and husband, Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio. Family and friends will meet 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a 1 p.m. graveside service followed by a memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge with Rev. Kenneth H. Henderlight officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, P.O. Box 4669, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

RAY, JETER S. - age 89, of Newport, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, in a Florida hospital. He was a retired attorney, having worked for many years with the Dept. of Labor. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Reva Proffitt Ray of Newport; sons, Donald Ray of Tullahoma, Tenn., Richard Ray of Alaska; daughter, Elaine Brock of Roseburg, Oregon; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, at the Manes Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Riley Huffstetler officiating. Burial in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening. Manes, Newport, in charge. 

REDMON, PEARL BRYSON - age 73, of Oliver Springs, passed away at the Methodist Medical Center on Monday, April 27, 1998. Preceded in death by parents, John and Lucy Bryson; and by brothers, Robert and Tommie Bryson; and by sister, Juanita McKee. Survivors include husband, Ralph Redmon, Oliver Springs; sons, Cecil Redmon, Oliver Springs, Paul Redmon and wife Nancy, Kingston; brother, Larry Bryson, Kingston; sisters, Beatrice Bryson, Cookeville, Aileen Klingler, Kingston; grandchildren, Brandy and Lora-Leigh Redmon, Kingston, Leann Redmon, Los Alamos, N.M. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary 8 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Herbert Lee officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

RUSSELL, REV. CECIL EMERSON, SR. - age 93, of Warner Robbins, Ga., formerly of Knoxville, died 9:45 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at the Houston Medical Center in Warner Robbins. Member of Green Acres Baptist Church, Warner Robbins, Ga. Preceded in death by wife, Gertie Mae Russell. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, P.J. and Robert Monroe, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Cecil Jr. and Lois Russell, Powell; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Faye Rowen, Louise Chase, both of Florida, Miva Smith, Powell. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Thursday, Stevens Chapel, Rev. Gordon Greenwell officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Friday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

WALLACE, M. RUTH WHITE LANE - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at home. Member of Central Baptist Church and Eastern Star Hyde Park Chapter. Preceded in death by husband, Harry Wallace; daughter, Margaret Priscilla Lane; parents; three brothers and one sister. Survivors: brothers, James (Bud), Charles and Roy White of Knoxville; sisters, Birdie and Nancy Wright of Knoxville. Service 8 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Dino Bray officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Friday, Lynnhurst Cemetery for interment. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WISE, RALPH O. - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away April 27, 1998, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Mr. Wise was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. Born July 8, 1922, in Knox County to the late Daniel W. and Sara Vittetoe Wise. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Rollins Wise. Survivors: brothers, Robert E. (Bob) and wife Doris C. Wise of Knoxville, Daniel W. and wife Mary Wise of Daytona Beach, Fla., Michael W. and wife Freda Wise of Knoxville; sisters, Edna and husband Ed Lade of Kennmore, N.Y., Betty and husband Darrell of Bellview, Fla., Peggy and husband Glen Reed of Knoxville, Margaret and husband Bob Wright of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at McCarty-Weaver Chapel with Rev. Henry Wagnor and Rev. Tim McGhee officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services at 10 a.m. Pallbearers: Danny, David, Tim, Todd Reed, Jeremy Wise, Chris Bolcar. Honorary pallbearers: Don Towe, Gary Williams, Ed Tallman, Roy Wells. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.

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