Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BAILEY, IRENE C. - age 65, suddenly went home to be with
the Lord Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a devoted
and faithful member of Hilltop Baptist Church. She was preceded in death
by father, Clifton L. Keck. She is survived by mother, Euple W. Keck; husband,
Lee F. Bailey; father and mother-in-law, Leonard and Rosa Bailey; daughters
and sons-in-law, Janice and Steve McClain, Martha and Robert Brooks, Karen
and Douglas Watson, Teresa and Richard Tice, Patricia and Jeffrey Cooper,
and Betsy and Keith Brock; brother, Glen Keck; brothers-in-law and wives,
Jack and Janice Bailey, and Gary and Penny Bailey; brother-in-law, Larry
Bailey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Jim Morgan, and Naomi and
Pugh Hall; sister-in-law, Carolyn Bailey; grandchildren, Alison, Michelle,
Cynthia, Julie, Justin, Clay, Lance, Samuel, Drew and Addison; many extended
family members and loving friends. The family will receive friends 6-8
p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Hilltop Baptist Church, located at 8211
Walker Road, Halls Cross Roads. Funeral services will follow at the church
with Rev. Phillip Hayes and Rev. Clyde Cooper officiating. Family and friends
will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 1 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, for graveside
services. Deacons of Hilltop Baptist Church and Pugh Hall will be pallbearers.
Arrangements by Highland West Funeral Home, 693-9547.
BIDDLE, JOHN MARVIN, SR. - age 89, of Fountain City, died 12:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at his home. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church and the R.O. Bryan (Adult 3) Sunday School class, former deacon, Sunday School teacher and treasurer. Employed for 62 years at C&S Laundry Co. as co-owner and corporate secretary. Former member of the Fountain City Lions Club. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Mae (Potter) Biddle, Knoxville; son, Ron Biddle, Nashville; son and daughter-in-law, John M. Jr. and Joan Biddle, Knoxville; grandchildren, Cindy Biddle, Newport, N.J., John M. Biddle, III and wife Laura, Knoxville, Leigh Biastock and husband Greg, Lexington, Ky., Lauren McCarley and husband Mike, Aiken, S.C.; one great-grandson, Andrew Biddle, Knoxville; sister-in-law, Alma Biddle, Rutledge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan and Dr. Ralph Murray officiating. Family and friends will meet 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary to leave in procession for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the R.O. Bryan Sunday School class. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Knox Area Rescue Ministries, 777 North 5th Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917; St. Mary's Hospice Program, 1531 Dick Lonas Road, Bldg. F, Knoxville, TN 37909; or Y.O.K.E. Youth Ministries, PO Box 3492, Knoxville, TN 37927. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
BLAIR, ERVIL E. - age 85, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday morning, May 5, 1998, at the family home. Retired from ALCOA and a member of the 25 Year Club. Preceded in death by wife, Rosie Ellen Blair; daughter-in-law, Linda Blair. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Orman Blackwood of Coldwater, Miss., Lela and James Hair of Maryville; sons and daughters-in-law, Lemuel and Deloris Blair of Maryville, Glenn and Edith Blair of Fayetteville, Ga.; son, Ben Blair of Maryville; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Grandview Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday for graveside service and interment, Rev. Ronnie Steele, Rev. Mike Parker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Blount Memorial Hospital Hospice Mercy Fund, 1095 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804; or to the charity of choice. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
BUSH, DAVID ALAN -age 47, of Knoxville, died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. He was a graduate of Bearden High School and a lifelong member of Temple Beth El. David was the beloved son of Mathis and Bea Bush and devoted brother of Deborah Roberts, Carolyn Bush, and Jennifer Bush. He is also survived by his uncle, Gerson Bush; niece and nephew, Megan and Daniel Roberts; brothers-in-law, John Roberts and Fred Otte, and family friend Lora Corder. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at New Jewish Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rabbi Howard Simon officiating. Pallbearers: Raja Jubran, Jerry Kolodkin, Roger Moore, Hobart Morgan, John Roberts and Bill Wilburn. Honorary pallbearers: Howard Rabin and David Richer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temple Beth El, Arnstein Jewish Community Center or Beta Home, a mental health group home. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
BURNETT, INSLEE, JR. - age 78, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 4, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church, national, state and local CPA societies, Beta Gamma Sigma honorary business fraternity, 32 degree Mason Woodward Lodge 737 F&AM, Kerbela Shrine Temple, graduate of Knoxville High School Class of 38-A. He had a BS in accounting, a MS in finance from the University of Tennessee. He had an associates degree from Pellissippi State in computer science. Former employee of University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service; former instructor in accounting at the University of Tennessee; retired from Davis, Newman, Payne Advertising Agency where he was secretary and treasurer. He was a self-employed estate planner. He was a WWII Army veteran with the 100th infantry division, 399th regiment, 3rd battalion headquarters company where he received the Combat Infantry badge. He was preceded in death by parents, Inslee, Sr. and Anna Mae Bellamy Burnett. Survivors: wife of 56 years, Constance Phifer Burnett; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle Burnett and John A. Atchley, all of Knoxville; brother, Charles E. Burnett, Jasper, Ala.; lifelong friend, Gayle Jory, Louisville, Tenn.; and two nieces. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Dr. Rick Grover, minister, and Mr. Mark Pierce officiating. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday for entombment services at 11 a.m. with full military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Woodlawn Christian Church, 4339 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
COLE, MR. MONTERAY (MONT) - age 78, of Sharps Chapel, passed away 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 1998. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by parents, A.T. and Della (Houston) Cole; sisters, Goldie Walker, Mae Stiner; brothers, Arlie, Roy, Woodrow and H.V. Cole. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kathy Cole; former wife, Laura Cole; stepson and wife, Eddie and Glenda Hunley; step-daughter, Ada Hunley; step-granddaughters, Rebecca Gibson, Autumn Williams, Robin Davis; step-grandsons, Lynn Hunley, Chuck Williams, Rocky Wright; nine step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; brothers, Aaron Cole, Thomas Cole, all of Sharps Chapel; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 11 a.m. Friday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Greg Sharp, Elder J.C. Monday officiating with the Leatherwood Singers. The body will lie in state one hour before service. Interment will follow in Shoffner Cemetery with military graveside services by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Byron Cole, Chuck Williams, Lynn Hunley, Daniel Cole, Jerry Douglas Cole, Johnny Rouse. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Sharp, Jerry Cole, Millard Bobby Cole, Monteray Sharp. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
FINLEY, BETTY BUFFAT - age 62, of Route 4, (Buffalo Community), Rutledge, passed away at 10:10 p.m. Sunday evening, May 3, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City where she served as an ordained elder, Sunday School teacher, and youth leader. Mrs. Finley was a longtime water color painter and artist by trade for many years, having retired as a commerical artist from the Miller's/Hess department store chain. She was the co-owner of ''Miss Emily's Tea Room'' in Jefferson City, where she worked as a professional caterer in Jefferson, Grainger, and surrounding counties. Mrs. Finley was a member of the Board of Child and Family Services in Knoxville where she attained Volunteer Member of the Year and was the organizer of the Millertown Home for Boys. She was a volunteer with the Tennessee Nursing Service for several years. Mrs. Betty Imogene Buffat Finley was a direct descendant of John Adair, who was the founder of Knoxville, as well as the Kinzel Family of Kinzel Springs in Blount County and to the Buffat family who were Swiss immigrants to the United States of America. She was preceded in death by her parents, George R. and Margaret Young Buffat. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Harold Wayne Finley of Rutledge; daughter and son-in-law, Candace Finley-Brooks and Charlie of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Mont and Susan Finley of Rutledge; grandchildren, Morgan and Nathan Finley of Rutledge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, May 5, 1998, from the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City with Dr. Robert Reno officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, May 6, 1998, in the Spring Place Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Knoxville. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening immediatly following services at the church in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Betty Finley Memorial Fund, First Presbyterian Church, Jefferson City, TN. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760 Phone (423) 4752D3892.
GOURLEY, CARL T. - age 70, of Maryville, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday, May 4, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of East Maryville Baptist church, a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Club and a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by parents, Wade and Mae Gourley; and son, Billy Gregory. Survivors include wife, Roberta Gregory Gourley; sons, James ''Bodie'' Gregory and friend Ruby Lingenfelter of Maryville; daughter, Elizabeth Beavers of Marietta, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Deborah Gregory of Riverdale, Ga.; grandchildren, Autumn Marie Gregory and Billy Gregory II, both of Riverdale, Ga.; sisters, Betty Jo Pierce of Friendsville and Mary Helen Robinson of Maryville; nieces and nephews, Jimmy and Linda Pierce, Todd and Paulette Robinson, Beckie and Frank Ellis, Dana and Jr. Tucker, all of Maryville. Graveside service and interment are 3 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Grandview Cemetery with Rev. David Webster officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in the East Chapel of Smith Mortuary. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements.
GOSS, MRS. NENA D. - age 77, of 1970 Locarno Dr., Knoxville, departed this life Sunday, May 3, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a longtime and faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Goss Sr.; parents, James and Sara Dawkins; three brothers and four sisters. Survivors: daughters, Josephine Goss-Sims of Southfield, Mich., Mary Susan Goss; sons, Ralph (Laura) Goss Jr. and John R. (Minnie) Goss of Knoxville, Tom (Carol) Goss and Gregory (Cynthia) Goss of Ann Arbor, Mich., Lewis (Sherrye) Goss of Chattanooga; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Luke (Allie) Dawkins of Spartanburg, S.C.; brother-in-law, Thomas B. Goss; sisters-in-law, Frankie H. Goss and Eddie M. Goss-Dicks; and a host of nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. The family will assemble at 1970 Locarno Drive and will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the funeral 3 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Mt. Zion. The interment will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Rev. Dr. Johnnie Skinner officiating. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
GRAYBEAL, GLENN ''EDDIE'' - age 47, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Mr. Graybeal is survived by his wife, Anna May Siders Graybeal; step-son, Ronnie Bradshaw; nieces, Carlene McKinney, Linda Riggs; great-nephews, Max Hutchenson, Jeffery Prince, Wayne McKinney; great-nieces, Lynnie Prince, Auburn McKinney. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jim Richardson officiating. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements.
HAYDON, EMOGENE - of 451 West Millcreek Road, Pigeon Forge, formerly of Bedford, Ind., died 6:55 p.m. Monday, May 4, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was born September 20, 1940, to Clisby and Nona Baker West in Whiteland, Ind. She was of the Baptist faith and employed by the Golden Corral Restaurant in Pigeon Forge. Preceded in death by husband, Leo Delton Haydon. Survivors: daughter, Kimberly Nikirk of Kodak; sons, Gregory Hagan of Bedford, Ind., Delton Haydon of Jamestown, Ky., Anthony Todd Haydon of Knoxville; parents, Clisby and Nona West of Russell Springs, Ky.; four brothers, Walter, Ray, Tommy and Teddy West; eight grandchildren. Funeral 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 7 at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, Rev. Steve Goens officiating. Interment Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
HORTON, ISAAC ELLIS, JR. - age 73, of Old Emory Rd., Clinton, Claxton community, passed away Monday at Methodist Medical Center. Member and deacon at Edgemoor Baptist Church. Veteran of U.S. Army having served in World War II and a P.O.W. Son of the late Isaac Horton Sr. and Lonia Gilliam Horton. Preceded in death also by brothers, Milo and Bill Horton; and a sister, Arletta Rorex. Survivors: wife, Anna Lou Braden Horton of Clinton; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Gary McMurray of Seymour; granddaughter, Heather and Matt Aistrop of Seymour; grandson, Ryan McMurray of Seymour; great-granddaughter, Katlyn Aistrop of Seymour; sisters, Marie Horton Hatmaker of Oak Ridge, Edna Hannah of Clinton, and Sibyle and Bill Seiber of Clinton; brothers, Carl and Pauline Horton, Charleston, S.C., Ray and Nancy Horton of Maryville; sisters-in-law, Jean Horton of Lake City and Jane Horton of Clinton, Sue Crowley of Trenton, Ohio, Glenna and Billy Jo Craig of Wilmington, Ill., Pat and Charlie McMillian of Clinton, Merry Carol and Doug Padgett of Lake City, and Jean Braden of Middletown, Ohio; brother-in-law, David Braden of Andersonville; several nieces and nephews. Receiving 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Edgemoor Baptist Church. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday, Edgemoor Baptist Church on Old Emory Road, Claxton community, Rev. C.K. Hoffman and Rev. Terry Moore officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Thursday at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Garden. Full military honors will be conducted at graveside by East Tennessee Veterans State Honor Guard. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Edgemoor Baptist Church Building Fund at 330 Old Emory Road, Clinton, TN 37716. Arrangements by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
LEE, MARY HELEN - age 85, of East Knoxville, died Monday, May 4, 1998 at her home. Member of New Life United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charles W. Lee and parents, Clarence and Ruby Lee Julian. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Thomas R. Thress; daughter, Luretta Bell Price; grandchildren, Lisa Kay Allen, Robert Vincent Price and Beverly Ann Price; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Bailey Price, Thomas Matthew Allen and Noah Isaiah Allen; brother, Clarence Ray Julian; niece, Evelyn French; best friend, Irene Wright, all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment with Rev. Patrick C. Polis officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
LINE, HELEN DeBORD - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 4, 1998, at Life Care Center of Jefferson City. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church (East), Golden Rule Lodge #439 UTU. Retired supervisor from Alpha Industries. Preceded in death by parents, Robert Lee and Anna DeBord; infant twin brothers; husband, Raymond Line. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Joe Armstrong of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Jeanne Line; grandson, Chris Line; granddaughter, Carey Line; grandson and wife, Rex and Tammy Armstrong; great-grandsons, Jason and Cody Armstrong, all of Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Connie DeBord of Louisiana; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Thursday at Caledonia Cemetery for graveside service, Rev. Amos Taj officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
McGOLDRICK, MARIAN RUTH - age 85, passed away at Jefferson Memorial Hospital Tuesday, May 5, 1998, after an extended illness. She worked many years in real estate and insurance in Jefferson City. She was active in First United Methodist Church and many other civic organizations. She was a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, Knoxville. She and husband Rudy retired to Florida for several years and were very active there in church and civic organizations. They loved to dance and won many trophies. Preceded in death by parents, Abner and Josie Hamblin; husband, Rudolph George McGoldrick; son-in-law, Harry Moore; sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Eddie Sutherland, Morristown; brothers-in-law, John Coppock, Howard Simmons, David McGoldrick, all of Knoxville, Bill Catlett, Dandridge. Survived by daughter, Bobbie Moore, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, George and Linda McGoldrick, New Market; sisters, Toledo Coppock, Maryville, Jeri Foster, McMinnville, and Virginia Simmons, Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Hubert and Louise Hamblin, Spring Hill, Fla.; sister-in-law, Katherine Catlett, Jefferson City; grandchildren, Debbie Moore and Carol Moore, Knoxville, Gail Moore, Denver, Justin McGoldrick, New Orleans, Sara McGoldrick, Knoxville; great-granddaughter, Laura Moore, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Farrar's Chapel, Rev. David Lovelace officiating. Interment will be in the Jefferson Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Those who wish may contribute to the Handbell Fund at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, 6321 Chapman Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tenn.
McNISH, REAFORD F. - age 68, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday morning at his home. Raised in beliefs of Church of God. Preceded in death by son, Mark McNish. Survivors: wife, Johnnie McNish; daughter, Sandra Slusser; sons, Reaford ''Sonny'' McNish, Timothy McNish; grandchildren, Colin, Josh and Ginger Slusser; great-grandchildren, Mark Williams, Ashley Johnson; sisters, Meldean Mynatt, Alice Martin, Willie Rose Patterson and Brenda; several nieces and nephews. brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Glenda Stinnett; sister-in-law, Darlene Rudder. Arrangements incomplete. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge.
MILLS, CHARLES E. - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away at home May 3, 1998. Member of Broadway Baptist Church. Veteran of World War II and SAW Combat in Northern France, the Battle of the Buldge, the Rhineland and Central Europe. Retired after 25 years from Union Carbide and Martin Marietta in Oak Ridge. Active member of V.F.W. Post 1733 and American Legion Posts 2, 40 and 8. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Mills; and brother, Herbert Mills. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Ted Kaylor of Knoxville; and brother, George Alan Mills of Oak Ridge. Service 11 a.m. May 6, 1998, at Mynatt's Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Darrell Avery officiating. Interment to follow at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with military honors given by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
MORGAN, BILLY GENE - age 48, of Seymour, passed away Monday, May 4, 1998, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. He was a member of Dripping Springs Baptist Church. He also had served in the Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by parents, Jessie B. and Cora Jane Morgan. Survivors include brother and sister-in-law, George and Brenda Morgan of Seymour; sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Dewey Hurst, Charlotte and Ricky Titlow, both of Seymour; seven nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Dotson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Freddy Gibson and Curtis Keith officiating. Family and friends will meet and leave Dotson Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Dripping Springs Baptist Church Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dotson Funeral Home, Maryvile/Seymour.
NICLEY, MRS. HAZEL LEE (SAMPSON) - age 83, of Washburn, Puncheon Camp community, passed away suddenly Sunday evening, May 3, 1998, at her home. Member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents; two children; two grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers. Survived by husband of 67 years, Clarence; daughters and spouses, Louise Bush of New Tazewell, Mary and Glen Nicley of Bean Station, Bobbie and Bob Heath of Texas, Peggy and Bill Skellinger of Tazewell, Pat and David Munsey, Cathy and Andy Bunch, Kay and Eddie Nicley, Loretta and Roy Graves, all of Washburn; sons and spouses, Jim and Polly Nicley of Tazewell, Leon and Ruby Nicley of Bean Station, Buster and Susie Nicley, Roger and Jean Nicley, all of Washburn; 30 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lizzie Mincey and Mary Munsey. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Richard Nicley officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Washburn. Singers: Linda and Richard Nicley. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville. Pallbearers: Joe Graves, Jerry Nicley, Richard Nicley, Scott Munsey, Michael Skillenger and Randy Southerland. Honorary pallbearers: Shawn Allman and Brian Milligan. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
PARKS, VIOLA HOLLOWAY - of Linden, Texas, died Sunday, May 3, 1998. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: husband, Edward Parks of Linden, Texas; son, Edward William Parks of Washington state; four grandsons, David, Lyle, Blane and Johnny Hamet, Eureka, Calif.; brother, Franklin Holloway, Linden, Texas; sisters, Glanie Holt, Chicago, Ill., Eva Vess, Eureka, Calif., Annis Boweling and Georgia Mae Borden, both of Knoxville; many nieces and nephews in Linden, Texas, Knoxville, Tenn., Washington state and California. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Rev. Ron Bright officiating. Family and friends will meet at Byrds Chapel Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Thursday for a 2 p.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
PRESNELL, ROBERT LEE - age 92, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 4, 1998. He attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Survivors: wife of 641/2 years, Augusta Davis Presnell; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob H. and Betty Presnell, Harold E. and Janice Presnell; grandchildren, Karen Hime, Stephen Presnell, Gregory Presnell, Janet Kampfer, Aaron Presnell, Logan Presnell; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Joshua, William and Sarah; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
ROBBINS, EMERSON ELMO - age 75, of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at his home in the attendance of his family. He was born in Powder Mill Hollow of Campbell County, Tenn. He was a World War II Army veteran, retired from the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by his parents, James McKinley and Ophelia Peters Robbins of LaFollette; and infant brother, James McKinley Robbins Jr. Survived by wife, Marcene O'Strand Robbins of Kingston; daughters and son-in-law, Rise and Daniel Wilkinson of Colorado, and Sherrie Chevalier; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Karen Robbins of Crossville and Wayne Robbins of Kingston; and five grandchildren. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at the Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Friends of the Kingston Library or the American Cancer Society.
ROBERTS, MR. WILLIAM J. ''BILL'' - age 46, of Corryton, went home to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 3, 1998. He was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church, Luttrell. He is preceded in death by sister Rebecca Roberts; grandparents, James and Vesta Roberts; grandfather, Frank Anderson; father and mother-in-law, Hubert and Alice Buckner. He is survived by loving wife of 15 years, Ellan June Buckner Roberts of Corryton; parents, William ''Pete'' and Ella Mae Roberts; brothers and wives, Mark and Linda Roberts, and Richard ''Tim'' and Terri Roberts; sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Gary Cooper; several nices and nephews, along with many friends are left behind as well. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, New Friendship Baptist Church, Luttrell, Rev. Jerry Tharp, Rev. Leonard Goins and Rev. Richard Nicley officiating. Graveside services will follow at Dyer Cemetery. Pallbearers: Sam Thomas, Joe Hickle, Gene Crutchfield, James Earl, Jr., Steve Kitts, Jimmy Anderson, Brian Anderson, Mike Samples, Louis Sementelli, Shawn Proffitt, Troy Roberts, T.J. Roberts. Honorary pallbearer, Gary Cooper, II. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge of arangements.
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 and husband, Gary of Atlanta; and three granddaughters, Catherine Lynn Cox, Tracy Cox Siddons and husband, David and Robin Cox McClenagan and husband, Robert; 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.
SCHIMEK, J. WESLY ''WES'' - age 38, of Sevierville, Tenn., died 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area before moving to Sevierville last February. He was an artist and musician and was of the Christian faith. Survivors include parents, Jim and Mary Jane Schimek of Sevierville; brothers, Marc Schimek of North Richland Hills, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Jenni Schimek of North Richland Hills, Texas; sister, Lisa Schimek of Ft. Worth, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and David ''Shep'' Shaw of Dallas, Texas; nephews, Trey Shaw and Matthew Cooper; aunts, cousins and numerous friends. Memorial services are 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, in the East Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Bruce Adams officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Hope Center of Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, in the East Chapel of Smith Mortuary. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements.
SHARP, EMMA H. - age 89, of North Knoxville, died Monday, May 4, 1998. She was a member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church and had retired from Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Her survivors include daughters, Betty S. Sharp and Mary Helen Bishop, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Joe and Connie Bishop of Roswell, Ga., and Stephen T. Bishop of Dallas, Texas. Funeral service 6 p.m. Wednesday in Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Ted Ingram officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance of Highland Memorial Cemetery Thursday at 10:45 a.m. for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends following the funeral Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
STEPHENS, KATHARINE ANNE - age 89, of Morristown, died Monday morning, May 4, 1998, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7 at Manley Baptist Church. Interment in Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at Manley Baptist Church. Friends wishing to express sympathy may do so through memorial donations to Manley Baptist Church Library, 3603 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown, TN 37814; or the Burnett Stephens Library, Carson-Newman College, 1646 Russell St., Jefferson City, TN 37760. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
STOOKSBURY, ELENORA NELL - departed this life Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga. She was a member of Macedonia Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth L. Stooksbury. Survivors: daughters, Connie Green and Pat Collins; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brothers, Fred and P.M. Coram. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, and a memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Chris Francis of Friendship Baptist Church officiating at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
THOMAS, EVELYN WADE - passed away Sunday, May 3, 1998, at her home in Halls. She was a member of Second United Methodist Church. Mrs. Thomas is survived by her sister, Jean W. Reed; daughters, Theresa Drinnon and Rebecca Harvey, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Greg Lee, Alisha Schulz, Tony Harvey, Stacy Parker and Chris Drinnon; and five great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at New Gray Cemetery, Wednesday for a 1 p.m. interment service. Rev. J. Russell Taylor and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. Pallbearers: Greg Lee, Tony Harvey, Chris Drinnon, Richie Schulz and Justin Parker. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second United Methodist Church, 1524 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WEBBER, KENNETH L. - age 82, of Clinton, died Monday at Mariner Health Care. Born January 2, 1916, in Anderson County, Tenn. He had been a well-known car dealer along with his brother in Clinton for several yeras. He also had worked as a security guard at Modine. Prior to his illness he had retired and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luke and Grace Webber. Survivors include his wife, Atha Leach Webber; daughter and husband, Kathy and David Wilson of Clinton; son, Kenneth Webber of Clinton; step-daughter, Linda and husband Larry Wilson of Clinton; step-son, Donald Leach and wife Carol of Lake City; grandson, Sean Wilson of Clinton; step-grandchildren, Kent and Randy Wilson, Dale, Darren and Darrell Leach and wife Kim of Lake City; step-great-grandchildren, Dustin and Bobby Leach, and Nakoma Devaney of Lake City; brothers and sisters-in-law, L.W. (Ronchie) and Dorothy Webber, James Q. and Nannabelle Webber, Edward and Edith Webber, all of Clinton. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at the Holley-Gamble Chapel with Rev. Gary Swaggerty officiating. Burial 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Sunset Cemetery, Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.
WHITE, BLANCHE G. - age 84, of Maryville, died Monday, May 4, 1998, at Asbury Acres Health Care Center. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, James Beauford White; parents, Ruben and Ludy Giles; brothers, Joe and Fred Giles; sisters, Mattie Howard, Dolly Pruett, Mertice Hall and Winnie Clemmer. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James Douglas and Ruby White of Maryville, and Kenneth R. and Jo Anne White of Alcoa; grandchildren, James Douglas White, Jr., Teresa Headrick, Leigh Ann Herron, Steven B. White, Michelle Huntoon and Leslie Huffman; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Annie Hall of Vonore. Funeral services are 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Tommy Self and Rev. Robert Moore officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 1998, at Grandview Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements.
WITT, REV. CAROLINE - age 53, of South Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 4, 1998. Member of Scottish Pike Church of God. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Breeden; brothers, LeRoy, Edgar, Fred and Hobert Breeden; sisters, Addie Cummings and Kathleen Langford. Survivors: husband of 38 years, James Robert Witt, Sr.; son, Kristopher Witt; step-daughter, Crystal Matthews; three step-grandchildren; brothers, Henry and James Breeden, Knoxville; sister, Carrfae Runnells, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Carl DeBusk and Rev. Sam Rauhuff officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers: Paul Gilman, John Parker, Johnny Jones, Randy Jones, Jimmy Ray, Gene Smith. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.