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ANDERSON, EDITH MAY - age 103, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Mattituck, Long Island, NY, died Friday, May 1, 1998, at Windwood Health Care Center. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Her hobbies included needlework and painting. She loved to read and was a green thumb gardener. Preceded in death by parents, Henry Ellsworth Van Wickler and Mary Jane Van de Water; husband, Edward W. Anderson. Mrs. Anderson played the organ in the Baptist church as a young woman. She loved the water and at 100 would still go sailing with anyone who would take her. She was descended from the early Dutch settlers of Manhattan and Long Island. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Shirley Anderson of Mattituck, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth E. and John Reeve of Oak Ridge; two local grandchildren, Larry E. Reeve and Walter B. Reeve of Knoxville; eight other grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law. Memorial services to be held at a later date. Arrangements by McCarty-Martin Funeral Home, Oak Ridge. 

BLACK, MRS. IVA PEARL - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away April 29, 1998, at Hillcrest North. Member of Timothy St. Baptist Church and the widow of James Rex ''Tommy'' Black. Survivors: daughter, Mildred Jean Turner; granddaughter, Lynne Turner Msara; two great-grandchildren, all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Saturday for graveside services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Haskew W. Smart officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BOATMAN, KENNETH P. - age 67, of North Knoxville, died 5:15 a.m. Friday, May 1, 1998, at NHC Northaven Health Care Facility. Member of Norwood United Methodist Church. Employee of Southern Railway. Veteran of U.S. Air Force. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Tom Hocker, Knoxville; daughter, Deborah Catherine Althouse, Daytona Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Beckner and Hazel C. Duncan, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 6 p.m. Sunday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Ron Allen officiating. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Monday at State Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike, for a 2 p.m. graveside service with full military honors presented by the East Tennessee Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway. 

BROOKS, SHIRLEY DUNAWAY - age 59, of the Hardin Valley Community, Knoxville, passed away early Friday morning, May 1, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. Shirley was of the Baptist faith. A cafeteria worker in the Farragut schools for many years. Survivors: husband, Cecil Brooks; daughter, Celia Brooks Cook; son, Ronald Brooks, all of Knoxville; granddaughter; Heather Cook; sisters, Georgia Wilson of Knoxville, Helen Garrett of Bristol, Tenn., Jean Hutton of Bristol, Va., Lillian Carroll of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Randy Tinch officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Monday at Stoney Point Cemetery for graveside services. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

CLEVENGER, LOLA - age 89, passed away Thursday, April 30, 1998, at Hillcrest North Nursing Institute. She was a member of 3 Point Baptist Church for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Hugh Clevenger; parents, Henry and Tellie Lee; sisters, Goldie Lee and Rena Needham. Survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Pat Clevenger, Terry Clevenger; daughter, Peggy Williams; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Jacob Bowers; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Little and Rev. Clarence Gresham officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and special friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

DENISIO, MARY FAYE - age 72, of Winchester, Ky., formerly of Blount County, passed away Thursday at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester, Ky. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Angelo C. Denisio; parents, Albert and Martha Whitehead Boone. Survivors: sons, Glen Denisio of Las Vegas, Nevada, Chuck Denisio of Winchester, Ky.; grandchildren, Dustin Denisio, Nicholas Denisio, Christa Wilkison, Kendra Denisio; three great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Boone of the Happy Valley community, Tallassee; sisters, Lora Jent of Nashville, Dora Boring of Cleveland, Hazel Hyden of New Castle, Ind., Mable Eisenhower of Elgin, S.C.; several cousins; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment 2 p.m. Monday, May 4, 1998, at Happy Valley Missionary Baptist Cemetery, Rev. David Vanoy, Rev. Beecher Whitehead officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, % Bootsie Hall, 725 Country Club Court, Winchester, KY 40391. The family will receive friends 12 noon until 2 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Tallassee. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

DUNLAP, GERALDINE DISHNER (GERRY) - age 59, of 320 Meadow Drive, Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Thursday evening, April 30, 1998, at Loudon Hospital. Gerry was of the Baptist faith. An employee of Yale Securities for 25 years. Preceded in death by parents, Paul Dishner and Rosa Pickel Dishner Tuck. Survivors: Max Dunlap; daughter, Dianne Munsey of Knoxville; sons, Jeff Dunlap, Randy Dunlap and wife Tammy, all of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Wesley Brackett, Michael Spears, Stephanie Munsey and Marissa Dunlap; brothers, Bill Dishner of Lenoir City, Donnie Dishner of Knoxville, Harold Watson of Indiana; sisters, Glenda Harrison of Lenoir City and Marjorie Bryant of Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bobby Lawson officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

HAMILTON, FAYE CRAWFORD - age 86, of Mascot, passed away 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. She was the oldest member of Clear Springs Baptist Church in Mascot. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil S. Hamilton; parents, John M. and Elizabeth Crawford; sister, Ruby Crawford Shipe, brothers, Rev. Charles Y. Crawford, Sr., Frank Crawford; nephews, Charles Y. Crawford, Jr., Larry Hamilton. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Harold Clift; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Charles Hatfield; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. John and Barbara Crawford; sister-in-law, Edith Crawford; nieces and nephews, Dorothy Crawford, Bob and Doris Wise, Joyce Hill and Kyle Hamilton; great niece and husband, Linda and Alan Guy. Funeral services will be held at Clear Springs Baptist Church Saturday at 8 p.m. with Rev. David Salley and Rev. Hartsell McCurry officiating. Interment will be at Clear Springs Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Pallbearers will be Dewey Davis, Jr., Woodson Horton, Rick Abdella, Fred Shipe, Clifford Berry and Darrell Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Ladies IV Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Saturday, May 2, at Clear Springs Baptist Church. McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive, is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to Clear Springs Baptist Church Building Fund or to Lyons Creek Baptist Church Music Fund. 

HOLMES, DR. GRACE L. - of 2565 Linden Ave., departed this life Thursday, April 30, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

JOHNSON, WILLIE MAE - of 2442 Selma Ave., departed this life April 30, 1998, at Fort Sanders Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Pharoh and Mattie Bowen Kyle; brother, Hugh Kyle. Survivors: daughter, Elcatelia Courthers; grandson, Willard K. Johnson; and a host of friends. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 4, 1998, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 12:30 -1 p.m. with the funeral to follow, Rev. Johnnie Skinner officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

KRON, MARTHA WILLIAMS - age 93, went to be with the Lord on April 30, 1998. Member of Berean Bible Church. Survived by sister, Dorothy Hankins; five nieces and seven nephews. ''Into thy hand I commit my spirit, for thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.'' Ps. 31:5. Funeral service Sunday May 3, 1998, at 5 p.m. in the Berry Chapel with Rev. Charles Stuckey and Rev. Kenneth Bowman. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery, Monday at 3 p.m. The family will recieve friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

McCUMBER, DAVID C. - age 61, of Sevierville, died Thursday, April 30, 1998. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sevierville and was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Dorothy McCumber; and son, Phillip McCumber. Survivors: wife, Patricia McCumber; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard McCumber, Randy and Cheryl McCumber; grandchildren, Michael, Thomas James, Brian, Damon and Christy McCumber. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Bailes officiating. Interment will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

McMAHAN, LARRY ALLEN - age 42, died May 1, 1998. Survivors: wife, Lisa A. McMahan; daughter, Brandi McMahan; son, Reed A. McMahan, all of Smyrna, Tenn.; parents, J.C. and Dorothy McMahan; sister, Linda (Larry) Barrett, all of Nashville. Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel. Graveside service and interment 4 p.m. Sunday, Dekalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, Tenn. Pallbearers: Steve Crouch, Phil Collier, Ray Howell, Howard Davis, Bruce Bell, Pat Looper and Leonard Kindig, Jr. Visitation 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road, Nashville. Phone (615) 331-1952 

McMILLAN, JAMES ROY (RED) - age 85, of Fountain City, passed away Thursday afternoon at NHC Health Care, Knoxville. He was a member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church for 75 years. He was a member of Bright Hope Lodge #557 F&AM for 53 years and Powell Chapter #335 OES for 53 years, and was at Robertshaw Controls for 44 years before retirement. Preceded in death by son, Jerry D. McMillan; and daughter, DeAlba M. Bennett. Survived by beloved wife of 61 years, Mary Bittle McMillan; daughter, Sue M. Norton, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Teresa McMillan, Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Nancy McMillan of Knoxville; son-in-law, Harry Bennett, Knoxville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Carroll McMillan of California; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Mitch Murphy. He had many friends and was much loved by everyone. A masonic memorial service will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel by Bright Hope Lodge #557, followed by funeral service conducted by Dr. Tom Ballard, Dr. Mike Ramage and Dr. Carl Simmons.Interment service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Chapel. Honorary pallbearers: Lloyd Norton, Myron McMillan, Keith McMillan, Mike Mynatt, Charlie Norton, Eddie Bokenkamp, Danis Lawson, Don Pyle and Johnnie Cate. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

McMILLIAN, IONA - age 86, passed away May 1, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Luther Maples; two sisters, Gladys Etherton, Orletta Mynatt. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Janice McMillian; granddaughter, Kathy McMillian; step-grandson, Keith Graham; brother, Lee R. Maples of Knoxville; sisters, Cora Delozier of Knoxville, Ruby Adcock of Sevierville; several nieces and nephews also survive. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Huckleberry Springs Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Huckleberry Springs Church, 1116 Stony Point Road, Knoxville, TN 379142D8901, c/o Ruth Hampton. 

PARTON, WILMA FRANCIS - age 60, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, April 30, 1998, at the Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital of Knoxville. Mrs. Parton was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas H. Giles and Lela Murray Giles; and by a sister, Juanita Harrison. Survivors: husband, Franklin Morice ''Reece'' Parton of Oliver Springs; son, Franklin Morice ''Butch'' Parton, Jr. and wife Lewanna of Oliver Springs; daughter, Lela Mae Parton Artrican and husband David W. of Powell; grandchildren, Amy Lynne, Tavia Michelle, J.P., Andrea and Lori Anne; brothers, Paul Giles of the Marlow community, Cecil Giles of Oak Ridge; sisters, Alene Justice of Oliver Springs, Imogene Edmonds of Oliver Springs, Oma Kelley of Oliver Springs, Billie Godfrey of Claxton, Virginia Cunningham of Knoxville. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Parton was born May 21, 1937, in Clearfield. She has lived in Oliver Springs since early childhood. She is a member of the Community Baptist Church in Oliver Springs, but she faithfully attended the Faith Promise Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. She was employeed at the Kroger store of Oak Ridge as a florist attendant for many years. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Dr. Billy Edmonds and Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

PETREE, HELEN C.- age 75, of Fountain City, passed away Friday morning at St. Mary's Medical Center. A member of the International Society of Business Educators, associate professor, College of Business at University of Tennessee for 25 years. She was the widow of Earl W. Petree. Survived by daughter, Mary Kathryn (Katie) Petree of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Paul Leffers of Indiana; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Truma Coughlin of Texas; sisters-in-law, Mary Evelyn Foster and Evelyn Petree of Knoxville, Virginia Grogan of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Bill and Irene Groseclose and Barbara Daugherty. Funeral Mass 3:30 p.m. Monday, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Father Xavier Mankel officiating. Music by the children of St. Joseph School. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday with Rosary to follow at 4:30 p.m. at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

RIDINGS, GLADYS MITCHELL - age 79, of Maryville, died Friday, May 1, 1998, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

RUTHERFORD, CARL B. ''RUDY'' - age 89, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a welder retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratories. He also enjoyed boating. He was preceded in death by son, David Rutherford; parents; and brothers and sisters. He is survived by wife, June Geneva Coleman Rutherford of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, James and Susan Rutherford of Fort Bragg, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 1998, at the Highland Memorial Funeral Home Chapel followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. with Elder Paul Boling of Knoxville's First Seventh-Day Adventist Church officiating. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

SHAMBLIN, FRANCES PENNINGTON - age 87, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away at Life Care Center of Athens, April 30, 1998. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Mrs. Shamblin was an RN for TVA for many years and and also worked at Knoxville and local hospitals. Preceded in death by spouse, Ray E. Shamblin; sisters, Floy Pennington and Jo Johnson. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Patty Shamblin of Sweetwater; two grandsons, Chris Shamblin of Sweetwater and Jonathan Shamblin of Knoxville; sister, Dorothy Lockheart of Steens, Mich. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Funeral to follow at 7:30 in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Anderson McCulley officiating. Interment is 2 p.m. Sunday in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Kyker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

SHELL, AnDUJAR SHAKEEM - of Knoxville, departed this life on Thursday, April 30, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

STEPHENSON, NANCY TUCKER - age 81, a resident of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at the National Health Center of Knoxville. Mrs. Stephenson was preceded in death by her parents, James K. Polk Tucker and Para Lee Goddard Tucker; and by her husband, Gerald Stephenson. Survivors: daughters, Melba Ann Broyles of Knoxville, Shirley Cabage of Knoxville; grandchildren, Lynn Cabage, Rick Cabage, Lori Finley and husband Ronnie, Robin Joffe, all of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Candace Finley, Jessica Finley, Christina Cabage, Moriah Cabage and Joshua Cabage, all of Knoxville; sisters, Suzie Waldrop of Petros, Tenn., Eliza Hill of Harriman, Tenn., Goldie Aydelott of Petros, Tenn. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stephenson was born June 8, 1916 at Petros, Tenn. She lived in Toledo, Ohio, for over forty years. She had lived in Knoxville for the past five years. She was a member of the Petros Baptist Church. Her father, Mr. Tucker, was the pastor of the Petros Baptist Church in 1915. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Smith officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Burial and graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Petros Cemetery. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

TURLEY, MISS STELLA MARIE - age 89, of Knoxville, died 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home. Member of Norwood United Methodist Church. Retired from Ira A. Watson Company with 50 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Enoch Daniel and Laura Jones Turley; sister, Dollie Gray Turley Arnold; brothers, George William Turley and Robert Daniel Turley. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Ronald Allen officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 4, 1998, at Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield, W. Va., for an 11:30 a.m. graveside service and interment, Dr. Allen A. Hammond officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Norwood United Methodist Church, 2110 Merchant Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

TURNER, SYLVIA L. MAYNARD - age 62, of Friendsville, died at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, at the family home. She was preceded in death by husband, Harold Francis ''Frank'' Turner; parents, Alfred Wesley and Teresa Marie Maynard. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Chantal Turner of Friendsville, and Frankie and Mitzi Turner of Maryville; daughters, Darlene Harris and Lana Brooks, both of Friendsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Robert Johnson of Virginia, and Tammy and Chris Anderson of Minnesota; seven grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Joanne Maynard of Florida, Robert and Rita Maynard of Canada; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine and Jim Piggott, Myrna and Bill Terry, all of Canada; sister, Patricia Peppin, also of Canada; several nieces and nephews and numerous special friends. Funeral services are at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 1998, in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. David P. Kineman and Barry Calloway officiating. Interment will be following the service at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 1998, in the West Chapel. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements. 

WARD, MR. RILEY (SHORTY) - age 87, of Maynardville, lifetime resident of Middlesboro, Ky., passed away 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, at the home of his daughter where he resided for the past 21/2 years. Survivors: wife of 62 years, Lillie Ward of Maynardville; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Archie Wilson of Maynardville; daughter, Jeanette McKenny of Kingston; son, Gregory Ward of Middlesboro, Ky.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Ralph Cox and Rev. Billy Dunsmore officiating. Interment in Hooper Cemetery in Powell Valley, Tenn. Pallbearers: Archie Wilson, Sr., Archie Wilson, Jr., Mack McAuley, Mike Pursiful, Mark Munsey, Dakota Collins. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

WILHITE, CAROLYN - age 59, of Strawberry Plains, passed away 3:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Miracle Baptist Church. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Elsie and Clay Reneau. Survived by husband, Victor Wilhite; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Heather Wilhite; daughters, Toni Ingram and Lisa Treece; grandchild, Joseph; stepdaughters, Darlene Wilhite and Marlene Collins; sisters, Helen, Lorraine and Wiloma; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. The family and friends will meet at Eastview Memorial Gardens at 1:45 p.m. Sunday for a 2 p.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway.

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