Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|AMMONS, CORA LEE - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away May
1, 1998, at UT Hospital. She was of the Church of God faith. Preceded in
death by husband, Claude F. Ammons. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law,
Georgia and Albert Rutherford, Beatrice and Paul Givens, Frances Ammons,
Jessie and Jack Perry, all of Knoxville, and Claudia and Jack Butler of
Louisville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral
service 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Weaver's Chapel. Family and friends will
meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Tuesday to proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery
for a 10 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Alva Walland officiating. Pallbearers:
David Caldwell, Robert E. Perry, Jack L. Perry, Brett Cate and Jerry Whitt.
The family will receive friends at the home of Jessie Perry, 7716 S. Whispering
Oak Circle in Powell, anytime after 10 a.m. Sunday. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver
BALDWIN, VERLA EDITH - age 80, of Louisville, died Saturday, May 2nd at UT Hospital. She was preceded in death by husband, Charles H. Baldwin; and three children, Geraldine, Henritta and Kenny Baldwin. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Jerry and Brenda Rudd of Talbott, Tenn., Johnnie and Jim Sexton of Louisville, Tenn., and Charlene and Glen Smith of Louisville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Paula Baldwin of Maryville. Grandchildren include Kathy Rudd of Knoxville, Katie and Freddy Watson of Knoxville, Jarrett Rudd of Hinesville, Ga., Michelle and Tim Zopa of Louisville, Ray and Susan Smith of Maryville, Jason and Christal Baldwin of Rockford. Sisters include Edna Flanagan of Friendsville, Geneva Wyres of Harriman, Roselind Loy of Friendsville, Wilma Taylor of Maryville, Maxine Heaton of Maryville; brothers, Herman Heaton of Maryville, Gordon Heaton of Friendsville, Hubert Heaton, Friendsville, Andrew Heaton of Louisville and Sam Heaton of Chatsworth, Ga. The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Best officiating. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Union Grove Methodist Church Cemetery for the interment services. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge.
BERNEY, A.E. (GENE) JR. - age 79, a resident of Montgomery for 48 years, died on May 2, 1998, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Reese Berney, both born and raised in Knoxville. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army. He joined Remington Rand, Inc. in 1940 where he worked in sales and executive positions until 1962. At that time he returned to Montgomery with his family when he purchased the local Remington Rand branch as a franchised private business, Berney's Office Machines. Gene retired in 1980 to enjoy travel, gardening and his favorite pastime, planning for and assisting with preparation for large gatherings of family and friends over meals at the family homes. Gene's many civic and community organizational memberships in Montgomery included Oak Park Masonic Lodge #864, Alcazar Shrine Temple, elected potentate 1971, Montgomery Civitan Club. He was a member of Dalraida Methodist Church. Mr. Berney is survived by his children and their families as follows: Norma Lynn Lundy, San Diego, Calif., Leisl Lundy Larson, Seattle, Wash., and John Kyle Lundy, Boise, Idaho, and a great-grandson, Kevin Lundy, David Eugene Berney, Joyce Carrigan Berney, David Eugene Berney Jr. and Michelle Renee Berney, all of Pelham, Ala., Frederick Lee Berney, also of Pelham, Ala., Louis Neal Berney, Diane Sellers Berney, Chadson Neal Berney, Morgan Reese Berney and John Tyler Berney of Montgomery, Ala., Daniel Reese Berney, Michelle Ganey Berney, Tamela Kathryn Berney and Avery James Berney, also of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Mary Jane Dowling, Mary Esther, Fla., and Vera Sloan, Dickson, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at Brooks-Cargile Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 4th with services at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, Rev. Fred Fuller, Dr. John Ed Mathisason officiating. Masonic graveside services will be offered by members of the Oak Park Lodge as honorary pallbearers. Other honorary pallbearers include all living past potentates, members of the Alcazar Shrine Temple, Bill Weldon, Horace Adams, Jack Luke, George Dickinson, Holly Stanley, Dr. David Thrasher, Dr. George Handy, Cecil Cook, Ben David and Royal Griggs, post humus. Active pallbearers include Chuck Hartsook, Knoxville, Chad Berney, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mark Sloan, Dickson, Tenn., Scott Dowling, Mary Esther, Fla., Mike Hartsook, Fredericksburg, Va., Ray Little and Jeff Cook, Montgomery, Ala., Kyle Lundy, Boise, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Baptist Hospital's Hospice and to the Dalraida United Methodist Church.
BRIMER, JOHN - age 37, of Friendsville, died Saturday, May 2, 1998, at UT Medical Center. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Alcoa. He was founder and president of Brimer Steel Co. Survivors include his wife, Melissa B. Brimer; parents, Gerald and Virginia M. Brimer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Teresa and Don Gilmore, Karen and Daryl Crabtree; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Robin Brimer; nieces and nephews, Allison Gilmore, Callie Brimer, Daniel Brimer, Catherine Crabtree and Kaci Bowerman. A funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Joseph Brando officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church from 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jill B. Rollins, 2330 Chesterfield Drive, Maryville, TN 37803. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
BURNS, WILLIAM FRANK - age 96, passed away Saturday, May 2, 1998, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Retired from Fred Black Motor Company. Preceded in death by wife, Lillian Luther Burns; son, Franklin Eugene Burns; grandson, Craig Burns; brothers, Dr. Harold Burns, Hershell Burns and Herman Burns. Survived by son, Richard Emerson Burns; sister, Gussie Spears of California, Pat Burns, formerly of Alcoa; grandchildren, Joella Thomas, Teresa Norwood, Bebe Yarber-Graham Burns and Lee Burns; several great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Tom King officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
BUSH, DAVID ALAN - age 47, of Knoxville, died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at UT Medical Center. Survivors: parents, Mathis and Beatrice Bush; sisters, Deborah B. Roberts, Carolyn L. Bush, all of Knoxville, Jennifer H. Bush of Atlanta, Ga. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
DAVIS, DEWEY - age 46, of Whitesburg, passed away Friday, May 1 at his business, Cherokee Equine Equipment Manufacturing in Treadway. He is survived by his wife, son, two brothers and a sister. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday at Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown.
DOTSON, WILLIAM THOMAS (PAP) - age 86, of 13523 Rausin Road, Philadelphia, passed away 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 1998, at Ft. Sanders-Loudon Medical Center. Veteran of World War II. Member and deacon of Reed Springs Baptist Church since 1970. Survivors: wife, Levnia Haynes Dotson; daughters, Joann Dotson, Philadelphia, Diann Cartwright, Loudon; sons, Ronnie, Tommie and Gene Dotson, all of Philadelphia, Bobby Dotson, Loudon; one granddaughter; three grandsons; one great-grandson; sister-in-law, Sallie Dotson, Vonore; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, John and Margaret Dotson; sisters, Grace Summey, Hettie Brown; brothers, Jess and Roy Dotson. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Bernard Courtney, Rev. Jerry Vittatoe officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Reed Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
GOSS, MRS. NENA - of Knoxville, widow of Ralph Goss, Sr., entered into eternal life at St. Mary's Hospital Sunday, May 3, 1998.The family will assemble at 5901 Sunset Road. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
GUTHRIE, MRS. ANN WEAVER - age 54, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 2, 1998. She courageously fought a serious illness for many years. She was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Cheatham Hall Weaver. She is survived by her devoted husband, Ronald Guthrie; her daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Mark Podgorski; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Lydia Guthrie; her daughter, Shari Guthrie; her mother, Earnestine Weaver; her sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Marvin Hall; her four granddaughters, Holly Rachel, Paige Rebecca, Mary Angela and Ansley Jane; five nephews and two nieces; and many extended family members and loving friends. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Vernon Holstad officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Interment will be 12 noon Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
HAMPTON, MRS. MARION DIXON - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, May 1, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Lola Dixon; husband, Roy F. Hampton, Jr.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Frances and Jess Williams, and Norma Hamilton. She was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Roy L. Hampton; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Alma Dixon; one sister, Joyce Ellis Wild; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, May 5 at Asbury Cemetery. Rev. David Gregg will officiate. Family and friends are asked to meet at the entrance to the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
HAYES, DOROTHY (DOTTIE) - age 56, of Powell, Tenn., formerly of Jacksboro, passed away May 2, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Mae Lindsay Sharp; father-in-law, Barton Hayes. She is survived by her husband, James Hayes; son and daughter-in-law, Shon and Marty Hayes of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Gregg Jones of Powell; father, Carl Sharp Sr.; brothers, Buddy Sharp of Knoxville, Eddie and wife Dorinda Sharp of Blaine, and Ronnie and wife Sharon Sharp of Straw Plains; mother-in-law, Meldia Hayes of Jacksboro; sisters-in-law and husband, Linda and John Zehr and Norma Cook; brother-in-law, Jerry Hayes, all of Dayton, Ohio; special friends, Teffany Hayes and Gabrielle Ratliff; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Dottie had dedicated the past several years to her precious grandchildren: Dallan Ellis, Jennifer Hayes, Michael Hayes and Colby Jones. She was known as Mamaw. Her love for them was evidenced by her attention and participation in activities in which they were involved. Funeral services for Dottie Hayes will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Martin's Chapel with Rev. John Dobbins officiating. Interment following service at Indian Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Martin Funeral Home. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements.
HOLMES, DR. GRACE L. - of 2565 Linden Ave., entered into eternal rest Thursday, April 30, 1998. She was widow of Arthur Holmes, Sr. She was a devoted and faithful member of Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church where she served faithfully in many capacities until she went to meet her Savior. She is survived by devoted family: son, Major Gen. Ret. Arthur Holmes, Jr.; beloved daughter, Betty H. Mason; daughter-in-law, Wilma K. Holmes; granddaughters, Deborah H. (Robert W.) Cook and Sharon H. (Kenneth H.) Key; great-grandchildren, Nina L. Cook, Jarryd M. Key; sister-in-law, Ms. Maggie Holmes; a host of nieces, nephews and godchildren to include Rev. and Mrs. Joel Miles, Ms. Roberta J. Martin, Rev. Gloria Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hill, Mrs. Gay A. Linder, Mr. and Mrs. Beal Bourne, Rev. and Mrs. Michael Ellis, Robert Minter III; and many devoted friends to include Mrs. Melissa Stewart and Mrs. Estelle Johnson and the Clinton Chapel AME Zion family and the AME Zion Connectional family. Open visitation Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, 546 College St. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 3800 Martin Luther King Ave. Funeral services to be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Joel Miles, eulogist. Interment to follow Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa Highway. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
HUNLEY, EVELYN MARIE BOOKER - age 76, went home to be with Jesus in Heaven on May 1, 1998. She was of the Baptist faith and preceded in death by parents, Tom and Ethie Booker; step-mother, Stella Booker; sisters, Jewel Onks, Opal Washam, Bonita Debord; brothers, C.T. Booker and an infant brother; and special son-in-law, Ron Ford. Survivors: daughter, Marie Ford; sons and daughters-in-law, Kyle and Peggy Hunley, Eddie and Etta Mae Hunley, and Marty and Mary Hunley; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of Knoxville; sisters, Ruby Colson, Iris Davis and Frankie Renfro of Knoxville, Jean Dennie of New Jersey, Janet Haycox of Illinois, Fern Dukes, Margaret Harmon, Charlotte Picket, Mary McDonald, Judy Murphy, Faye Nelson, Brenda Nichols, all of Indiana; brother, Alan Wayne Booker of Indiana; several nieces and nephews. Service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Andy Lynn officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Family and friends will meet by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mynatt Funeral Home and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
JOHNSON, B. FRANK - age 68, of Fountain City, passed away suddenly Friday evening at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee for many years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, 1950-1952. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Class of 1955. Survived by wife of 42 years, Tommie Sharp Johnson of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Stacey and Fred Jenkins, Knoxville, Cindy and Bobby Taliaferro of Greeneville, Marty and Greg McBroom of Powell; grandchildren, Megan Pickett, Laura Taliaferro, Patrick Parten, Elliott Taliaferro and Chesney McBroom; mother-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Sharp of Knoxville; brother-in-law, Mike Sharp of Sarasota, Fla. Friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside serivces at 11 a.m., Rev. Carl Oaks officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or St. Paul United Methodist Church, Garden Drive. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
JONES, MRS. MATTIE MATILDA STRINGFIELD - age 90, of Coalfield, went home to be with the Lord and a host of loved ones on Saturday, May 2, 1998. She was the only surviving child of the late John A. and Nancy Silvey Stringfield family. She was known for her quilting, gardening and cooking. She was one of the oldest members of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Coalfield. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Fred O. Jones; parents; brothers and sisters; granddaughter, Kathy Lynn; and great-granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Jones; and son-in-law, J.D. Wilson. Mrs. Jones is survived by daughters, Pauline Wilson Walton and Luther Walton, Margaret and T.W. Silvey, Roxie and Gene (J.A.) Seiber, all of Coalfield; sons, Edgar and Faye Jones of Mossy Grove, Johnny and Sandra Jones of Fayetteville, W. Va., Bobby and Brenda Jones of Taylor, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Frankie Jones of Coalfield, Ada Jones of Michigan; special brother-in-law, Reece A. Jones and wife Lynn of Macomb, Ill.; two very special friends and caregivers, Daryl Ashley and Virgie Goodman; faithful visitor and friend, Eldon (Skinny) Justice and Pastor Mack Smith; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday evening, May 4, 1998, at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Coalfield with Rev. Mack Smith and Dr. Bill Edmonds officiating. Interment will follow in Ritter Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the funeral service.
LEH, SANDRA K. - age 42, of Knoxville, formerly of Wichita, Kansas, and Tulsa, Okla., passed away May 3, 1998, at UT Hospital from complications of cancer. Member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Preceded in death by brother, William VanSchoiack. Survivors: husband, Ronald R. H. Leh; son, Justin A. H. Leh; parents, Victor and Thelma VanSchoiack; godmother, Joan Econ; goddaughter, Alexandra Marina Crampton. Trisagion service 7 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Father Andrew Koufopolos officiating. Interment will be at Holy Nativity of the Theotokos Convent, Saxonburg, Pa. Memorials may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919; or Holy Nativity of the Theotokos Monsastery, 121 Saint Elias Lane, Saxonburg, PA 16056. The family will receive friends 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
McGILL, MRS. LILLIE - age 87, of Knoxville, died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. She is survived by four sons, Arthur (Ott) and Nancy McGill of Lenoir City, Tenn., Clyde and Betty McGill of Seymour, Phill and Lucy McGill of Knoxville, and Ernie McGill of Knoxville; three daughters, Ann and Jr. Irwin of Knoxville, Jean and Mikki Locke of Knoxville, Joan and Rob Roehl of Nashville; 30 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 4, 1998, at Highland South Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 1998, in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Highland South Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. The Rev. Gerald Perry will be officiating the services. Highland South Funeral Home and cemetery in charge of arrangements (573-7300).
MELTON, JUANITA NELSON - age 81, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday morning, May 3, 1998, at the Ft. Sanders-Loudon Hospital. Juanita was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lenoir City. Preceded in death by parents, Lant and Laura Nelson; husband, Thomas Clifford Melton; sister, Lennis Glass. Survivors: daughter, Jackie Sue Bolt; sons, Tommy Melton, both of Loudon, Stephen Melton of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Tony and wife Linda Bolt, Shanna and husand Doug Rucker, Stephanie Melton, Shonda Melton; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Jim Hair; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Rachel Nelson, Lynn and Joann Nelson, all of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Hawkins Chapel with Rev. Ernie Varner officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lenoir City Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Hawkins Chapel, Lenoir City, in charge.
MOSS, WILLIAM FRANK - age 75, of Louisville, died Saturday, May 2, 1998, at 3:30 p.m. at Blount Memorial Hospital. Mr. Moss was retired from ALCOA and was a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Service Club. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army, was a member of the American Legion, Alcoa Masonic Lodge and Alcoa Eastern Star. Mr. Moss was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Moss; mother, Lucille Moss; brother, B.J. Moss. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Arlie Williams; granddaughter, Whitney Williams, all of Louisville; sister, Charlotte Caylor of Alcoa; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vertrue Sharp and Rev. Bill Bennett officiating. The interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Clark Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
MYERS, ALINE L. - age 65, of Friendsville, passed away Saturday morning, May 2, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She attended Zion Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Ben and Iva Coleman. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Arvel McNabb of Friendsville; granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn and husband Neal Russell of Maryville; sister, Nancy Loflin of Maryville; nephew, Dan Loflin of Maryville. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Clarence Byrd officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
OLLIS, DONALD CLEVELAND, SR. - age 57, of Knoxville, died suddenly at his home Sunday morning, May 3, 1998. Member of Westside Baptist Church and was employed by Ameristeel. Preceded in death by father, Mitchell Ollis; and brother, Jerry Ollis. Survivors: children, Sherry Ollis, Angie Ollis, Donnie Ollis, Jr., Timmy Ollis, David Ollis, Mike Reynolds, Mary Tweed, Loney Kay, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, David and Laura Sanders, Shawn Ollis, Amy, Jeremy and April Mullins, Kane Ollis, Brena and Brandon Sweet, Heather Reynolds, B.J., all of Knoxville; mother, Rosa Ollis; brothers, Hubert Ollis of Knoxville, Mike Ollis of Nashville; sisters, Pat Thomas of Florida, Barbara Watson of Vonore, Debbie Grageda of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. Howard Hurst officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. interment service at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Tim, Donnie, David, Mike and Hubert Ollis, and Gene Watson. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
PAGE, PAUL R. - age 75, of Kingston, died May 2, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville after a long illness. The former editor and publisher of the Roane County News, Mr. Page had spent his entire working career in the newspaper business. Papers on which he worked include the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, the Columbia Daily Herald and the Nashville Banner. Survivors: wife, Mary Lee Page of Kingston; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Page and Ken Cox of Chillicothe, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, David Randolf and June Perry Page of Yukon, Okla.; sister, Mrs. Carlene Woolam of Clarksville; brother, Ralph Page of Clarksville; granddaughter, Mary Page of Yukon, Okla; grandson, Daniel Page of Yukon, Okla. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5 at Kingston United Methodist Church with interment in Kingston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. Memorials in lieu of flowers should be sent to Kingston United Methodist Church or Habitat for Humanity.
RAULSTON, DR. JOHN WILLIAM - age 91, passed away May 1, 1998, at his home in San Antonio, Texas. Originally from Tennessee, he and his wife Vivian chose to remain in San Antonio after his retirement as Colonel from a distinguished career in the United States Army Medical Corp. During World War II, Dr. Raulston was taken prisoner by the Japanese in the Phillipines and held four years, during which time he was known for his compassion and dedication to his fellow prisoners. He was well-recognized for his bravery in combat as well as his generosity, kindness and remarkable endurance. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Sylte Raulston; parents, Dr. Joseph L. and Mildred B. Raulston; brother, Dr. Joseph Lancaster Raulston of Knoxville; sisters, Vera Raulston and Tennie L. Van Werden of Iowa, Mary Ellen Raulston and Mildred Raulston of Tennessee. He is survived by nieces, Emily R. Miller of Knoxville, Tina Koch of San Antonio; nephew, Eddie Miller of Brownsville, Texas; great-nephew, Joseph Raulston of Knoxville; cousins, S.J. Truitt of Tennessee; and special friends, Donna and Mike Minor and children Andrea and Patrick of San Antonio. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio on Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends immediately afterwards at the graveside. Honorary pallbearers will be all former prisoners of war. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Porter-Loring Mortuary of San Antonio, is in charge.
RIDINGS, GLADYS (MITCHELL) - age 79, of Maryville, Tenn., formerly of Mascot, Tenn., passed away 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, 1998, at the home of her daughter, Betty Little. She was a member of Knob Road Baptist Church of Maryville. Preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Ansel Ridings; mother and father, Jack and Della Mitchell; sisters, Mildred Easterday and Hazel Mitchell; brothers, Clyde Mitchell and Henry Mitchell; and four infant children. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Rev. Jerry Little; son and daughter-in-law, John A. and Frankie Ridings, Cottonwood, Calif.; sisters, Easter Vettitoe, Rockford, Kathrine Dalton, Mascot; brothers, Ben Mitchell, Knoxville, Jimmy Mitchell, Los Angeles, Calif., Ralph Mitchell, Port Richey, Fla.; ten grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, with Rev. Danny Ogle and Rev. Jerry Little officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Hopewell Cemetery, Mascot, for a 2 p.m. interment service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Rose Broadway Chapel.
ROBERTS, MR. WILLIAM J. (BILL) - age 46, of Luttrell, passed away 11 a.m. Sunday, May 3, 1998, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
ROBINSON, GURTH - age 91, formerly of Knoxville, died Sunday, May 3, 1998. Mr. Robinson was president of Office, Supply and Equipment Company until his retirement. He was a member of Cherokee Country Club and a charter member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. He leaves a daughter, Nancy Robinson Smith of Atlanta; and three granddaughters, Catherine Lynn Cox, Tracy Cox Siddons and Robin Cox McClenagan; three great-grandchildren, Robert Doyle McClenagan, Ryan Mead McClenagan and Brooke Elizabeth Bolden. Graveside services will be held at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, Dr. William R. Barron officiating. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel of Bearden in charge of arrangements.
SHELL, AnDUJAR SHAKEEM - age 18, departed this life on Thursday, April 30, 1998. Preceded in death by grandfathers, James Chapman Sr. and Clarence Shell; brother, Rashawn. Survived by loving parents, Rodney and Linda Shell; grandmothers, Rusha Chapman and Fannie Shell; sisters, Princess (Kim) Hunter and Mina Shell; brothers, DeForest Sr., Kenya and Ahmad Shell, and Shawn Porter; niece, Kierra (Girly Girl) Hunter; nephews, DeForest Jr., Enrique, Devonte and Ahmad Jr.; aunts, Ruth and Joy Chapman, Tamicca Colquitt and Glenda (Louis) Hodge; uncles, Dennis and James (Deborah) Chapman, John Moore and Clarence Franklin; and a host of cousins, relatives and many friends; devoted friends, Sheena Bolden and the Lonsdale community. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at New Life Ministry from 6-7 p.m. The funeral will follow, Pastor Terry Minor officiating. Interment May 6, 1998, at 11 a.m. at New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
SMITH, JOHN ''RICHARD'' - age 52, of Oak Ridge, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 2, 1998, in the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was a good father, devoted to his family and extended family. He will be sorely missed and ever remembered by all. He retired from Union Carbide K-25 after 20 years of service as a senior lab technician. In his early years he was a member of the United Memorial Methodist Church, Clinton, and later a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by grandparents, John V. and Nancy Smith, Otis and Jessie Webb. Survivors include wife, Betty Jean Spencer Webb, Oak Ridge; parents, James William ''Bill'' and Juanita Smith, Clinton; daughter, Keisha Smith Dalton and husband Brian, Oak Ridge; son, Roy Mulkey, Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Derrick and Amanda Mulkey; mother-in-law, Grace Spencer, Georgia; brothers, Dr. David Smith and wife Vickie, Knoxville, J.W. Smith and wife Dawn, Kerville, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary on Tuesday, May 5, 1998, 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Michael Johnson of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Graveside service will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens in North Clinton 11 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
SMITH, TATE L. - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Retired from Liberty National Insurance Company with 23 years service. Survivors: wife, Lois Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Fred Brannon Jr. of Powell, Susan and Gordon Mapes III of Richmond, Va., Melissa Metzger and fiance William Ward of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Jason and Jessica Brannon, and Stuart and Chloe Mapes; brother, Glen Smith; sister, Emma Payne, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Carl Oaks, Rev. Gordon Mapes III officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's by 10:15 a.m. Wednedsay and proceed to Carr Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Neil Cook, Virgil DeFord, Fred May, Bill Love, Kenny Hubbs and Glen Pressley. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4014 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
STANDRIDGE, JOHN WESTERN SR. - age 70, of Roane County, passed away Sunday, May 3, 1998. John was a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy. Retired from TVA and attended the Community Baptist Church in Lenoir City. He was preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Cora Miller Standridge; brothers, Charles (CL) and George (Pete) Standridge; sister, Linda Green. Survivors are daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Hodge of Tampa, Fla., Doris and Andy Cooper of Dayton, Tenn., Barbara and Gene Hall of Powell, Pansy (Pat-PJ) and Mike Olds of Roane County, Terry and Jimmy Brinyark of Maynardville; sons and daughters-in-law, John Jr. and Rita (Cindy) Standridge of Roane County and Donald (Duck) and Linda Faye Standridge of Knoxville; 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters; special aunt, Mildred Miller; several other aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 4 at Click Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Barry Rumsey officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Baptist Church in Lenoir City. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
WALKER, MAUDE ELIZABETH (CISSY) - age 80, passed away 8:55 a.m. Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Shannondale Retirement Center. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Island Home Baptist Church. Maude was a retired CPA from Bakersfield, Calif. Preceded in death by parents, Sarah Elizabeth Giffin Walker (Sadie) and John H. Walker of Knoxville; and brother, Max Walker of Bakersfield, Calif. Survived by beloved aunt, Mrs. Knaffl C. (Margaret Rice) Giffin; and cousins, Mrs. Joan Giffin Adams and husband Ralph O. Adams, Mrs. Lois Shaw, Mrs. Cathy Adams Poag and Cynthia Carol Adams. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Island Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Rev. C. Ray Kitts officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Friends may call at their convenience Monday afternoon at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
WEBB, CLAUDE EDWARD - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital. Charter member of Old Beverly Baptist Church. Retired machinist from Southern Railway. Survivors: wife, Bobbie Payne Webb; daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Fred Dills of Maynardville; son, Charles Webb of Knoxville; grandchildren, Charles and Theodore Webb of Knoxville, Debra Bailey of Maryville, Tamara Fawver, Charlene and Chuck Doss, all of Knoxville, Fredric Edward and Jenifer Dills of Maynardville; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Beulah Williford and Trula Story of Knoxville; brother, Eugene Webb of Cleveland, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. David Rhines and Rev. Jack Day officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's by 10:30 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Robert Wayne Watkins, Chester DeMarcus, Jim and Joey Chappell, Mark and Anthony Reda. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
WIDENER, JANE T. - age 74, of South Knoxville, passed away May 2, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Blount Avenue Missionary Baptist Church and a retired LPN at St. Mary's Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, Jack E. Widener; brother, Bill ''Rabbit'' Tarver. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Emma Williams; son, Mike Widener; daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Harry Davenport; grandchildren, Lisa, Michael, Brian, Tim and Sarah; six great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Tarver. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Danny Hill officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
YOUNG, CLAUDE - age 59, of Mascot, died 8:21 p.m. Friday, May 1, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Employee of Merita Bakery. Survivors: wife, Betty Sue Young; daughters and sons-in-laws, Kimberly Claudette and David Stuffle, and Vickie Kaylene and Richard Beckner, all of Mascot; grandchildren, Christopher Stuffle, Carrie Stuffle and Kelly Beckner, all of Mascot; sister, Betty Sharp, Knoxville; half-sisters, Diane Davis and Darlene Edwards; half-brothers, Bo Young and Gary Young; step-mother, Dorothy Young, all of Maynardville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Kenneth E. Shinlever, Jr. officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary to go in procession to Bookwalter Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Floyd Justice, Charles Carter, Brad Sweeney, Ricky Sharp, Jeff Sorey and Tony Young. Honorary pallbearers: employees of Merita Bakery. Memorials may be made to Roseberry Baptist Church, 2920 Roseberry Rd., Mascot TN 37806; or Child & Family Services, 901 Summit Hill, Knoxville, TN 37915. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway.