Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ALLEN, JAMES KENNETH - age 93, of Huntsville, Ala., passed
away on Friday, April 25, 1997, following a short illness. He was born
September 17, 1903, in Sevier County, Tenn. to James Worley and Nellie
McCroskey Allen. He was married to the former Ina Delores Trevena who preceded
him in death, June 10, 1980. He moved his family to Chattanooga, Tenn.,
in 1926. He was an active member of Northside Baptist Church until moving
to Huntsville, Ala., where he was a member of First Baptist Church. He
was a resident of Chattanooga for 30 years before moving to Huntsville
in 1956. He worked as an instrument mechanic for the U.S. Army at the Volunteer
Ordinance Works during WWII and the Korean War. He retired from NASA at
Redstone Arsenal September 26, 1968, where he was a member of Plumbers
and Steamfitters Local No. 43. He is survived by daughters, Maxine Allen
Leonard of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Faye Allen Duncan of Loveland, Colo.;
grandchildren, Shirley Leonard Kelley of Fayetteville, Ga., John Michael
Leonard and Andrew Dennis Leonard of Chattanooga, Tenn., Robert Allen Duncan
of Huntsville, Ala. and H. Kenneth Duncan of Coralville, IA; great-grandchildren,
Kristopher Patrick Kelley of Fayetteville, Ga., Robert Allen Duncan, Jr.
of Riverside, Calif., Stephanie Marie Duncan and Rachel Mae Duncan of Coralville,
IA; great-great-grandson, Mason Brian Duncan of Riverside, Calif.; sisters,
Mrs. Zelma Campbell of Mechanicsville, Va., Mrs. Gladys Wright of Knoxville,
Tenn. and Mrs. Wayne Whaley of Pigeon Forge, Tenn. He was preceded in death
by his parents, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be
held at Lane Funeral Home, Bob Coulter Chapel, Chattanooga, on Wednesday,
April 30, 1997, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Gary Akins officiating. Burial will
be in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Pallbearers: son-in-law, Bob Duncan; grandsons,
Rob and Ken Duncan, Mike and Andy Leonard and great-grandson, Kris Kelley,
Charles Alexander and George Richardson. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Northside Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. We ask that
you celebrate with us this wonderful, full life and always remember this
truly human treasure.
ALLRED, H.T. ''TED'' - age 64, of South Knoxville, passed away April 27, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Retired from IBM Corporation. Veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Member of Vestal United Methodist Church. Survivors: wife, Alberta Goddard Allred; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and David Smith; two precious grandchildren, Lauren Franch Smith, Zachary David Smith; sister, Betty Funderburk of Charlotte, N.C.; nephews, Wayne K. Funderburk and Dale Funderburk of Charlotte, N.C., Scott Douglas and wife, Carol of Colorado; sister-in-law, Wanda Douglas and husband, Carroll; several special cousins and friends. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Glen Patterson officiating. Eulogy by Frances Rader. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37909. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
BAILEY, ALBERT R., SR. - age 82, of Louisville, passed away Monday morning, April 28, 1997, at the family home. Member and inactive Deacon of Hillview Baptist Church. Retired from ALCOA with 43 years of service and member of the 25 Year Club. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Frankie Marie. Survivors: wife, Frances G. Bailey; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jane and James H. Rose of Maryville; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn R. and Shirley Bailey of Illinois, Joseph W. and Linda Bailey of Maryville, Jerry L. and Betsy Bailey of Louisville, Albert R. and Linda Bailey of Maryville; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Reba Towle of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Edna and Jim Massey of Knoxville. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bill Faulkner, Rev. George Macht officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Thursday at Peck's Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery for the interment. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
WRIGHT, MRS. JOSIE ''JOE'' BALLENGER - of Knoxville, passed away April 27, 1997, at Northhaven Health Care. Long-time member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville. Retired from Jefferson Pilot Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. Preceded in death by husband, Horace Jackson Wright. Survivors: son, Jack Wright Hatcher, Sr., Rome, Ga.; grandchildren, Jack Wright Hatcher, Jr., B. Paul Hatcher, Angie H. Sledge; nephews and wives, Donald E. and Margaret Ballenger, Sr., G.T. and Anne Ballenger, Jr., all of Knoxville, Richard and Barbara Ballenger, Strawberry Plains, Dr. Gene Guffey, Erwin, Tenn.; nieces and husbands, Jerrye and Jim McCorkle of Birmingham, Ala., Barbara and Robert Timko of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Wednesday for graveside service at 10 a.m. with Dr. David Hull officiating. Memorials may be made to Mill Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 2510 N. Hwy. 92, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
BROWN, ODIE, JR. - age 42, of Mascot, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 27, 1997, after a brave illness with cancer. He was a farmer. Preceded in death by father and grandparents. Survived by children, Shannon and Cheyenee Brown; mother and step-father, Betty Jo and J. T. Henshaw; sister, Barbara (Bobbie) Wood; half-sisters, Sherry Elmore, Shelia Hood, Marilyn Miles, Cynthia Nelson; half-brothers, Randy, Darrell and Stacy Henshaw; several close aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; special friend, Sammy Bruner. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, McCarty Chapel, Rev. Roy Acuff, Rev. Russ Maples and Rev. Leonard Goins officiating. The family and friends will meet at McCarty Mortuary 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to Clear Springs Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. A very special thanks to Johnny and Shellie Gass and special friends that shared their love. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
BURNS, REV. CHARLES GRADY - age 65, of Lenoir City, formerly of York, S.C., passed away Sunday morning, April 27, 1997, at UT Hospital in Knoxville. He was a member of Sixth Avenue Church of God, a retired Church of God minister and Loudon County contractor. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict serving with the Army and a lifelong member of the D.A.V. He was preceded in death by father, Henry Burns. Survivors: wife, Sarah Lanier Burns; son and daughter-in-law, Robin and Donna Burns of Lenoir City; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Ernie Campbell of Lenoir City, Angie and Jeff Williams of Friendsville; grandsons, Tyler and Wesley Campbell, Coy Williams; mother, Mae Burns of Hickory, N.C.; sisters, Helen Carter of York, S.C., Grace Shillinglaw of Sharon, S.C.; brothers, W.D. Burns of York, S.C., Clyde Burns of Florida and Earl Burns of Hickory, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. A.J. Crawford, Rev. James Bowers and Rev. Ernie Varner officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lake View Cemetery, with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
CAMPION, CATHERINE CAHILL - age 88, of Knoxville, died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at Shannondale Health Care Center. Preceded in death by husband, James I. Campion, Sr.; and son, James I. Campion, Jr. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Edmund J. and Mary Ellen Campion of Knoxville; daughters, Shelia Campion of Seattle, Wash., and Kathleen Hoesel of San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren, Christina Campion, Scott Campion, Jennifer Hoesel, and Andres Borowiak. Memorial service will be held in Belle Harbor, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Saints Catholic Church Building Fund, 620 N. Cedar Bluff Rd., Knoxville, 37923 or Shannondale Nursing Education Fund. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
CARDIN, NELLIE BLANCHE - age 78, of Maryville, passed away Sunday evening, April 27, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She attended Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by infant son, Jackie Cardin; son, Robert Cardin and great-grandson, Nathan Ellis. Survivors: husband of 63 years, Oliver W. Cardin; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Lawrence Hearon, Carolyn and Duane Payne, Pat and Jim McClure, Becky and David Sewell, Shirley Irwin and Nancy Ellis, all of Maryville, Betty Livesay of Lenoir City; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchldren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. William ''Butch'' Cooper officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clark's Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
CARMAN, CATHERINE B. ''KATIE'' - age 67, of Knoxville, died Sunday, April 27, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Erin Presbyterian Church. Survivors: husband, Gene Carman; son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Kimberly Carman of Corryton; daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Stuart MacRoberts of Hendersonville, N.C.; stepchildren, Robert E. Carman of Madison, Wis., and Deanna C. Moore of Chicago; grandson, Nathan Carman; niece, Portia Armbruster of Del Mar, Calif.; nephew, John Barnes of San Francisco, Calif. Memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday at Erin Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Stuart officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
CARTER, OZELLE - of Black Oak Road, Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, April 27, 1997, at her home. She spent her early years in Moshiem, Tenn. A member of Mountain Valley Brethern Church, Greeneville, Tenn. Preceded in death by parents, M.D. and Minnie Carter; sisters, Gladys Kite, Frances Kite, Grace Carter, Emma Mae Carter, and Candace Duncan; brothers, Paul I., Eugene, and Lee Carter. Survived by brother, Byrl Carter, Greeneville; sisters, Willie Belle Carter Purkey, Morristown, Elease Abercrombie, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at Farrar's Chapel, Rev. Steven Carter and Rev. R.J. Seal officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City.
CHESNEY, REVA - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away 1 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest West. Member of Washington Pike Baptist Church. Retired employee of Palm Beach with 37 years of service. Survivors: sons, Paul Rush and Carl Rush of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kim Rush of Knoxville, Karla Smith of Sevierville, Missy Lykins of Halls, Paula Long of Villa Hills, Ky., Kaye Scarbrough of Knoxville; three great-grandsons; sisters, Daisy Henry and Ann Schaub of Monroe, Mich.; brother, Auble Chesney of Maryville. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Jimmy Riner officiating. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
COOPER, RUBY LEE LONG - age 82, of Friendsville, passed away Sunday morning, April 27, 1997, at the family home. Preceded in death by husband, Harley L. Cooper; parents, James and Martha Long. Survivors: daughter, Edna Cooper of Chattanooga; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Shirley Cooper of Dalton, Ga., J Harold and Dianne Cooper of Friendsville; grandsons, John Cooper, Jason Cooper, Patrick Cooper, Clinton Cooper; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Campbell, Ina Cooper, Dorothy Lawson, all of Maryville; brothers, Ollie Long, Thomas Long, both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. John F. Davis officiating. Interment to follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday or friends may call at their convenience at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
COURTNEY, JOHN H. - passed away suddenly on April 23, 1997, at age 53. Preceded in death by father and mother, Fred C. and Flossie (Lay) Courtney; and brother, Freddie Courtney. Survivors: wife, Rita (D'Amico) Courtney; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela (Courtney) and Timothy Ciroula, Rhonda (Courtney) and Robert Graves; grandchildren, Courtney, Victoria and Camryn-John Ciroula, Nicholas Graves; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Earl Giles; sister, Shirley Lundy; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 1997, Berry Chapel, with Rev. Toby Everett officiating. Burial to follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
CRUMLEY, MAC HAYNES - age 86, of LaFollette, passed away Sunday, April 27, at the LaFollette Nursing Home. He was a member of LaFollette Baptist Temple. Mr. Crumley was a businessman in LaFollette since 1946. He was the founder of Norris Craft Boat Company, past president of the Lions Club and charter member of the LaFollette Rescue Squad. Mr. Crumley was an avid fisherman and hunter. He belonged to the Norris Lake Boat Club and Sportsman Club. He served in the U.S. Army where he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. Preceded in death by daughter, Alice Ray Crumley. Survivors: wife, Thelma Sharp Crumley, LaFollette; son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Betty Crumley, LaFollette; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue C. and Jim Byrd, LaFollette, June Ann and Mike Perkins, Corbin, Ky., Nancy Gail Peters, Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Cross Chapel, Rev. Charles Redmond officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday in Campbell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
DAVIS, MITCHELL J. ''MICK'' - age 50, of Louisville, died Sunday, April 27, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Survivors: wife, Eileen Davis; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Lisa Davis of Germany; son, Shaun Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio; son, Joseph Davis; daughter, Shannon Davis, both of Louisville; father and stepmother, Amos and Phyllis Davis of Hamilton, Ohio; sisters, Janet Masters of Hamilton, Ohio, and Nancy Burress of Atlanta, Ga.; grandson, Kyle Davis of Germany; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dream Connection, P.O. Box 10924, Knoxville, TN 37939. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
DRAPER, FRANK EDWARD - of Fountain City, died 8:20 a.m. Monday, April 28, 1997, at the family home. Member of Greenway Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Maggie (Deaderick) Draper; daughter, Janelle Smiddy; granddaughter, Teresa Smiddy; sisters, Ruth Draper, all of Knoxville, Linda Dubas, Palm Desert, Calif.; brother, George Draper, Oregon; two nieces. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Herbert Jones and Rev. Joe Wright officiating. Family and friends will meet 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
DUDLEY, MARCELLE - age 71, of Louisville, Tenn., and Phoenix, Ariz., passed away April 27, 1997, at her daughter's home. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Phoenix. Preceded in death by husband, Neil Dudley, Sr. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Frank Fila, Massachusetts; daughter, Suzanne Fortin, Louisville; son, Neil Dudley, Jr., Phoenix; daughter, Gale Dudley Karr, Phoenix; son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Gaylene Dudley, Phoenix; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Phyllis Vincent, Connecticut; sister, Sister Carmen Vincent, Canada; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Jean Vincent, Knoxville; and many other loved ones. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Dudley is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 1997, in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home. Additional services are being planned for Mrs. Dudley in Phoenix, Ariz., and Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a hospice charity of your choice. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, is in charge.
GARLAND, GAYLE JONES - age 93, of Maryville, passed away Sunday evening, April 27, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. Member of Chilhowee Primitive Baptist Church. (Red Top). Preceded in death by husband, Cal Garland; parents, Jim and Mary Jones; two brothers and four sisters. Survivors: several nieces and nephews and many special friends at Maryville Health Care Center. Family and friends will meet at Chilhowee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (Red Top) at 3 p.m. Tuesday for graveside and interment. Rev. Michael Boring officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
GETER, JAMES ''SHELBY'' - age 16, of Louisville, flew away to Heaven, April 27, 1997. He was a member of the William Blount High School football team, he was saved at an early age and attended Beech Grove Baptist Church. Broken hearted survivors include: mother and stepfather, Sandra and Rick Croxdale of Louisville; father and stepmother, Jeff and Darlene Geter of Knoxville; sister, Sisley Geter of Murfreesboro; grandmothers, Etta Jones of Louisville, Carrie Geter of Knoxville; half-brother and sister, Aaron and Jazmine Geter of Knoxville; niece, uncles, aunts, cousins; girlfriend, Carly Clemens of Maryville. Funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny Armstrong and Rev. Mark Grubb officiating. The interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Cemetery on Tazewell Pike in Knoxville. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
GOIN, MILTON L. - age 79, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday, April 25, 1997, at Baptist Health Care Center. He was a member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir, was past church treasurer and was involved on the mission committee over the years. Member of Powell Masonic Lodge 582 F&AM. He retired from Pet Dairy as route supervisor with over 20 years service. Preceded in death by Joshua P. and Margaret Orlena Goin; and infant daughter, Frances Orlena Goin. Survivors: wife, Evelyn Vonue Goin; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Allan Wilson, both of Lenoir City; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Sharon Goin, Smyrna, Tenn., James and Bella Goin, Knoxville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Verdie Jones and Ruby McMahan, both of Knoxville, Beatrice Williams of Rogersville; brother, Roy Goin of Decatur, Ga. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Chapel, Dr. James A. Dougherty and Dr. Edgar Eldridge officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for graveside and interment service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
GRIFFITH, MARGARET RUTH MONDAY - died Monday, April 28, 1997, in Knoxville, Tenn. at the home of her daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brantley B. Griffith. She was graduated from Saint Paul, Virginia High School before graduating from The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She had retired from McFarlane-Hillman Pharmacy in 1994 and was a member of the Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Claude (Elaine) Thompson of Knoxville, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Miss Stacey Llewellyn; two nieces, Barbara Foote and Lenna Monday; three nephews, Doug Ashbrook, Craig Ashbrook and David Monday. Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lebanon Memorial United Church with the Dr. Toombs Kay and Dr. Tony Collins officiating. Graveside service will follow on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Russell Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Griffith was also preceded in death by one sister, Ella Ashbrook and two brothers, Lee Monday and Alonzo Monday, Jr. Pallbearers will be Bob Hillman, Bill McFarlane, Mike Johnson, Steve Quillen, Willard Odum, Dr. Earnest Henry, Dr. Ronnie Brown and Jim Easterly. Honorary pallbearers will be Rondeau Ball, Dennis Jones, Jack Bondurant, A.K. Gilmer, Dr. Sam Ketron and L.F. Valley. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the Lebanon Funeral Home, P.O. Box 216, Lebanon, Va. 24266. (540) 889-1212.
GRIGGS, EMILY NEIL - age 64, of 541 West Short Street, Lexington, Ky., and also of Ocean Ridge, Florida, died Sunday at the Markey Cancer Center. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., daughter of the late Dr. James B. and Nora Dinges Neil. She attended The Salem Academy, Winston-Salem, N.C. and received a BS degree in library science from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MA in English from The University of Kentucky. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Ky. and First Presbyterian Church, Delray Beach, Fla. She had served with the Baby Health Services, Lexington and the Lexington Planned Parenthood and the Lakeworth, Fla. Planned Parenthood. She was also a member of the Ocean Ridge, Fla. Garden Club, the Midwest Hunt Race Association, the National Steeplechase Association and had been a contributor to the Hope Center in Lexington. Survivors include three sons and two daughters, Clayre Griggs, Tucson, Ariz., Kirk and his wife, Julia Griggs, Neil and his wife, Pam Griggs, all of Lexington, Mary Laura Griggs White and husband, Richard, LaGrange, Ky., Erritt Griggs and fiancee', Paige Cornette, Lexington; three grandchildren, Robert Turner White, Martha Laurence White and Emily Ann Griggs, all of Lexington. Funeral services 6 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 174 North Mill Street, Lexington, Ky., conducted by Rev. Jeb S. Magruder. There will be a reception at the church after the service. Memorials to the Emily Neil Griggs Memorial Scholarship Fund, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, U.K. Office of Development, The Sturgill Development Building, Rose Street, Lexington, Ky. 40536-0015, Lexington Planned Parenthood, 508 West Second Street, Lexington, Ky. 40508 or Baby Health Service, 1590 Harrodsburg Road., Lexington, Ky. 40504. Arrangements by the W.R. Milward Mortuary, 159 North Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 40507. (606) 252-3411.
HARRISON, HAROLD P. - age 66, of Knoxville, died 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 1997, at the family home. Member of Salem Baptist Church. Member of Norwood Kiwanis, U.T. Quarterback Club; retired from First Tennessee Bank. Preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Pearl Harrison; sister, Francis Humphreys; and brother, Vernon Harrison. Survivors: wife, Peggy Adams Harrison, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Mark Byrum of Maryville, Tenn., Kim and Jim Nodurft of Williamsburg, Va; grandchildren, Andrew Byrum and Nicholas Nodurft; sister, Mary Luttrell; sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Bob Crumley, all of Knoxville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie and J.D. Marshall of Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. John Holland officiating. Burial will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Mark Byrum, Jim Nodurft, Bruce Luttrell, Rick Luttrell, Mike Crumley, Tim Crumley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
HOOPER, VOLLIE VERNON - age 92, formerly of Niles Ferry Road, Madisonville, passed away 7:15 a.m. Sunday, April 27, 1997, at Sweetwater Valley Convalescent Home. Member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine and Bud Gilden, Grandy, N.C., Zelma and Zane Spitzer, Lynnhaven, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, Avery Hooper, Madisonville, Granville and Judy Hooper, Hanceville, Ala.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Verda Hendrix, Harriman, Wilmeth (Bill) Hooper, Madisonville, Gennell Yates, Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Wilma Hooper; parents, David and Paralee Lovingood Hooper; sisters, Charlsie, Zelma and Kate; brothers, Hugh, Horace, and Paul Hooper. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Doug Alexander and Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Watson Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
KEELING, MARY ELIZABETH - age 83, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away April 27, 1997. She was a member of Second United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Charles (Slim) Keeling; and son, Thomas Monroe Keeling; grandson, Peter David Santi. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Ray Ross of Springfield, Va.; daughter, Betty Keeling of Knoxville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sarah Keeling of Roswell, Ga.; son, Douglas Keeling of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Susan Bonneville, Jay Prince, Chris Prince, Michael Keeling Santi, Charles Keeling, Stephanie Keeling, Evan Thomas Keeling; sisters, Edna Day, Dorothy Prince, Lois Tucker, and Esther Crutchfield, all of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Barbara Keeling of Washington D.C.; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. The family will receive friends 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
JOHNSONS, JESSIE L., SR. - born April 16, 1923, in Nassau British West Indies. Departed this life, April 19, 1997, at NHC Knoxville. Preceded in death by wife, Edith Ray Johnsons; parents, Otto and Mattie Johnson; sister, Florence Johnsons; and devoted friend, Thelma Rozell Gamble. He leaves to cherish his memories sons, Craig L. and Jessie L. Johnsons, Jr.; daughters, Bootsie and Lenora Garrett, all of Knoxville; friends to include, Irene and Aquilla Cantrell and family, and William Brown. Special thanks to Gene Monday and family and staff at NHC. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 29, 1997, 3-3:30 with funeral to follow at Jarnigan's and Sons. Jarnigan's in charge.
KEENE, COY EDWARD - age 69, a resident of Columbia, S.C., passed away Sunday, April 27, 1997. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Louisa Keene. Survivors: wife, Brenda Edwards Keene; daughters, Laura ''Dee Dee'' and husband, J. Walter McGill of Knoxville, Tenn., Dena Anderson of Harriman, Tenn.; son, Danny Keene of Columbia, S.C.; three grandchildren. Mr. Keene was born December 28, 1927, in Richlands, Va. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. Mr. Keene was a member of Charity Baptist Church and the Brunerdell Hunt Club. Graveside service will be held at Anderson Memorial Gardens at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
KOVALL, POLLY McMURRAY - age 84, of Vienna, Va., died April 26, 1997, in Franklin, Va. Mrs. Kovall was born in Jefferson Co., Tenn. and was the daughter of the late Samuel D. and Jane Love Seahorn McMurray. She was the widow of the late Constantine Michael Kovall and was preceded in death by her first husband, James Marion Nye. Mrs. Kovall was presently employed by the Treasury Department, Office of the Comptroller of Currency. She was previously employed by the United Mine Workers, District 50, Pepsi-Cola Company, and had worked on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Tennessee State Society and the Federal Chapter #380 Order of the Eastern Star. She had attended the Congress Heights Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, James Clay Nye of Arlington, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service Thursday, May 1, 1997, 2 p.m. at Seahorns Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Hollifield officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon, 1-2 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Library, c/o Mrs. Margaret Finley, 3428 Mansfield Road, Falls Church, VA 22041 or to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 8400 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19152. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
KYKER, ROWENA - age 37, of Newport, Tenn., formerly of Dandridge, passed away suddenly 1:15 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of Knoxville. She was a member of the Deep Springs Baptist Church and was a 15 year employee of Levi-Strauss Co. of Knoxville. Survivors: father and mother, Roy and Millie Kyker, both of Newport; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Perry Phillips; nieces, Mellisa and Rebekah Phillips, all of Dandridge; and her extended family, co-workers, friends and the very special Messer family and special friend, Belinda West. Funeral service Tuesday, 8 p.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6-8 p.m. prior to services at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
McBATH, HERMAN - 1706 Old Topside Road, Louisville, Tenn. departed this life, April 26, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Born August 5, 1939 to the union of Warren and Johnnie M. McBath. Preceded in death by father, Warren McBath. Graduate of Hall High School in 1958. Former employee of Blount Memorial Hospital and Alcoa Aluminum for many years. Established Carriage Dry Cleaners in 1971, setting a standard for success for over 25 years. Survivors: devoted wife, Tammy; mother, Mrs. Johnnie McBath; children, Justin, Brandon, Mrs. Tabola Brown, Hampton, Va., and Rev. Courtney McBath, Chesapeake, Va.; son-in-law, Maynard Brown III; daughter, Janeen L. McBath; grandchildren, C. Jerahd, Lydia, Benjamin, Alexander, Xavier, Lyndsay, and Mayah; mother and stepfather-in-law, Charlotte and James Hodge; father-in-law, Tobin Hill; sisters-in-law, Robin and Wendy Hodge, all of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, James and Renae Hodge, Jr., Louisville; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends. A sincere thanks to special friends, Bud, Wade, Tommy Moore, and devoted cousin, Andrew Dix. The family will receive friends 1-1:30 Wednesday at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, funeral service College St., Rev. James Whtye officiating. Eulogy by Rev. Courtney McBath. Interment Holly Hills Memorial Gardens. Open visitation Tuesday after 2 p.m. at the mortuary. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
McLEMORE, MRS. OLLIE MAE HERRILL - 86, of Knoxville, formerly of Claxton, died Monday, April 28, 1997, at Hillcrest Nursing Home West. She was a member of Edgemore Baptist Church. Survivors include: her husband, Clyde P. McLemore; two daughters and ond son-in-law, Diane Mundt of Zionville, Ind., and Janice and Larry Willis of Knoxville. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening with interment Thursday in Woodlawn Cemetery. A complete obituary will be announced later. Weaver's Cumberland Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
MILES, CRAWFORD THOMAS - age 73, of Rockwood, died Monday, April 28, 1997, at his home. Preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Brackett Miles. Survivors: daughters, Judy, Emma, Billie Jo Miles, Rose Branson, Wanda Shannon, and Nancy Russell, all of Rockwood; sons, Richard and Toby Miles, both of Rockwood, Ray Miles of Harriman, Jim Miles of Lenoir City, and Paul Miles of Kingston; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. William D. Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
MILLER, LEON - age 71, of LaFollette, passed away Sunday, April 27, 1997, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of the LaFollette First Baptist Church, the LaFollette Masonic Lodge #623 F.& A.M., a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Kerbela Shrine Club. He owned and operated Leon Miller's Exxon and Campbell County School Bus #22 for many years. He was a retired employee from the Campbell County Highway Department. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Sarah Tidwell Miller; brothers, Hubert, Costo, Clyde, and Harley Miller. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Helen Childress Miller of LaFollette; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Lynn and Brenda Claiborne Miller of LaFollette; grandchildren, Brittany Nicole and Brandon Michael Miller of LaFollette; sisters, Lillian Brown of Harrogate, Vida Miller, Eula Garvis, and Louise Madron of LaFollette; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 1997, in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Dr. Carol Golden officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 1997, in Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors by the East Tennessee Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6 until 7:45 p.m. with Masonic Services at 7:45 p.m. by the LaFollette Masonic Lodge #623 F.& A.M. Tuesday, April 29, 1997. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements.
MILLER, ROBERT M. ''RED'' - age 73, of Knoxville, died Sunday morning, April 27, 1997, at UT Medical Center. He was a longtime member of Island Home Baptist Church, Oriental Lodge #453 F&AM. He retired from the Southern Railroad, and for many years has been the leader of the Red Miller Band, which frequently played at the O'Connor Senior Citizens Center and other places nearby. Preceded in death by his parents, C.E. and Martha Miller; brothers, Roy, Charles and Earl. Survivors: wife of 52 years, Caroline Cullum Miller; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Robert Luper; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Becky Miller, Mascot; grandchildren, Christi Norton, Jay Rogers and Cullum Miller; sister, Marie Mantooth; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Island Home Baptist Church with Rev. C. Ray Kitts officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Deacons of the church will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
MULL, EDWARD G. SR. - age 73, of Rocky Ridge Place, Sanford, Florida, died Saturday, April 26, 1997. He was a builder. Born in Maryville, Tennessee, he moved to Central Florida in 1970 from Des Moines, Iowa. He was a member of Bella Vista Baptist Church, Edgewater, Florida. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Survivors: wife, Mary Helen Mull, Sanford, Florida; sons, Edward G. Mull , Jr. Louisville, Tenn, Kevan K. Mull of Sanford, Florida; daughter, Holly Collier, St. Cloud, Florida; brother, Donald R. Mull, Alcoa, Tennessee; sisters, Betty Sullivan, Rockford, Tennessee, Shirley Taylor, Lacenter, Kentucky, Sylvia Fagg, Patsy Colter, both of Maryville, Tennessee; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday, April 29, 7-8 p.m. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 1997, in the chapel. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park, Winter Park, Florida. Arrangements by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Homes, Oaklawn Chapel, 5000 C.R. 46-A, Sanford, Florida.(407) 898-8111.
NICLEY, MRS. ROSA LEE - age 77, of Washburn, passed away at Claiborne County Hospital, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 1997. She was a member of Old Liberty Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Luke Nicley and three infant children; three sisters; three half sisters, three brothers, three half brothers. Survivors: daughter, Mary Lou Nicley; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Bobby Williams; sons and daughters-in-law, Marshal and Brenda Nicley, Leroy and Jill Nicley, Robert and Helen Nicley, Elbert and Glenda Nicley, Jerry and Pat Nicley, Herbert Nicley, all of Washburn; brothers, Ed Russell of Sharps Chapel and Buck Russell of Lenoir City; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Old Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Leon Nicley and Rev. Raymond White officiating. Singers, Richard and Linda Nicley. Interment Cabbage Cemetery. Pallbearers: Lynn Williams, Ray Nicley, Donald Nicley, George DeBusk, Randy Standifer, Doyle Nicley. The body is at the home where friends may call at their convenience Wednesday until time of funeral service. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville in charge.
BARKER, JANE ELIZABETH SANDBERG - passed away April 27, 1997, at Hillcrest North. Member of Inskip Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, William and Clora Sandberg; and brothers, Richard and Harold Sandberg. Survivors: daughter, Joyce Parton; sons, H. Allen and Alvin C. Barker; granddaughters, Cynthia Lange and Tracy May; grandsons, Scott, Jim, and John Parton, Chris and Jeremy Barker, all of Knoxville; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Preeschl of Hialeah, Fla., Ruth Robinson of Knoxville; brother, Roy Sandberg of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Katherine Sandberg and Virginia Sandberg; brother-in-law, Ted Robinson; special friends, Rosalee Lewis and Christine Palmer; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery for graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Michael McMahan officiating. Memorials may be made to the Michael McMahan Ministry, 9053 Andersonville Pike, Powell, TN 37849. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
PIORKOWSKI, JOHANNA HELEN - age 85, of Friendsville, passed away Sunday morning, April 27, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She had formerly lived in Arizona and Chicago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Piorkowski. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Geraldine Piorkowski, Chicago, Ill.; daughters and sons-in-law, Grace and Frank Jakubs, Lake Forest, Ill., Natalie and Dennis Cardin, Friendsville, Tenn., Judy and Dennis Geiser, Anchorage, Alaska, Therese Engelmann and Henry C. Campbell, Eugene, Oregon; daughter, Kathleen Piorkowski, Evanston, Ill.; sisters, Martha Hodson, Oak Lawn, Ill., Vern and brother-in-law, Ted Matuszewski, Chicago Ridge, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. The body will be shipped to Frank Becvar and Son Funeral Home, Chicago, Ill. for funeral services. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Ill. Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge of local arrangements.
SIRCY, TREVOR CAMERON DUPUY - infant, age 3 months, passed away Saturday, April 26th at the U.T. Hospital in Knoxville. He is survived by parents, Wayne and Angela Dupuy Sircy, Knoxville; sister, Ashley Treadway, Rockwood; brothers, Cody Layne Sircy and Brandon Ty Sircy, Knoxville; grandparents, George and Annette Bednor, Cleveland, Ohio, Greg and Carolyn Blanton, Knoxville, Tommy and Cindy Sircy, Nashville, Bill and Patricia James, Spring City, Jerry and Karen Givens, Rockwood, A.G. and Deanie Sircy, Nashville, Odell Wallace, Nashville, Howard and Elizabeth Givens, Rockwood; host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside service and interment will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family of infant Trevor Cameron Dupuy Sircy will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.
SCHUETTE, GEORGE MARTIN - age 80, died Saturday, April 26, 1997, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He was born April 21, 1917 in Collinsville, Ill. Preceded in death by father, John Schuette; mother, Victoria Thiel; wife, Maxine Akins; siblings, Frank, Albert, and Gertrude. Survived by daughters, Marilyn Anne Schuette, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Doris (Schuette) Rubin, Arlington, Va., Linda (Schuette) Feuerbacher, Gastonia, N.C.; sisters, Dorothy Akins, Fairview Heights, Ill., Florence Bollman, Collinsville, Ill.; grandchild, Christopher Dean Willis, Etowah, Tenn. Veteran of WWII, stationed in England. Retired, included self-employed 41Motel owner, insurance underwriter (Kentucky Central Ins.), food technologist and new product development (Brooks Foods, Collinsville, Ill.), woodcrafter. George was an accomplished cabnetmaker and wood craftsman, famous for his award winning birdhouses. He loved nature, birds, his family, and friends. He was a card carrying Girl Scout, actively supporting troops in middle Tennessee. He was an inventor/developer of: first successful single-serve condiment packets and packaging process, Hawaiian Punch fruit drink recipes, Brooks Foods Famous Pork and Beans, Chili Hot Beans, and Ketchup, numerous birdhouse designs, patterns, ornamental woodcrafts, and specialized woodworking tools. Loved by all who met him, he will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or the Hospice of your choice. He attended Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Collinsville, Ill. and St. Pauls Catholic Church, Tullahoma, Tenn. Funeral Mass to be held at Ss Peter and Paul Church on Tuesday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m. Burial following at Ss Peter and Paul Cemetery, Collinsville, Ill. Visitation: Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill. Monday, April 28, from 5-8 p.m. Memorial service to be held at First Presbyterian Church in Manchester, Tenn. on Thursday, May 1, 1997.
SHAW, ERNEST E. MAJOR (U.S.A.F.RET.) - age 80, of Lenoir City, formerly of Geneva, New York, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 27, 1997, at his home. He was a member of the Lenoir City Church of Christ. Retired from Lockheed Martin. Member of Pipe Fitters Local No. 718, Oak Ridge. A veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by brothers, Cecil L. and Dale M. Shaw; parents, Archie Nelson and Nellie Seymour Shaw. Survivors: wife, Faye Hardin Shaw; sister, Phyllis Dwyer of Orlando, Florida; several nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 1997, followed by funeral services at 7:30 p.m. at the Lenoir City Church of Christ. Mr. Kent Bailey and Mr. Thomas Eaves officiating. Graveside services will be held in the Sunset Cemetery in Elora, Tennessee, with full military honors conducted by the U.S.A.F. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lenoir City Church of Christ, 1280 Simpson Road West, Lenoir City, Tenn. 37771. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
SLAUGHTER, CHARLES E. - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away April 28, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member 10-4 Club and WWII Veteran. Survivors: wife, Iris J. Slaughter; children, Charlene Blair, Kathy McCroskey, Cynthia Hooper; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Sharon Sapien, Pamela Lee, Bradley Rogers, Karen Sempsrott, Jeffrey Rogers, Kimberly Roberts, Renee Mingle; 17 step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille of Texas. Family and friends will meet at Bethel-Lynch Cemetery 1:45 p.m. Wednesday for graveside service at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jimmy Stroud officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SMITH, DENTON ''PROF'' - age 76 years, of Spring City, Tennessee, died Monday, April 28th., 1997, at Park West Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn. A native of and lifetime resident of Spring City, he was a member of the Spring City United Methodist Church and taught the Pares and Spares Sunday School Class. He was a WWII Veteran having served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Stack in the Pacific and was a 50 year member of the American Legion Post No. 203. A teacher for 42 years for the Rhea County Department of Education, he was the principal of the Spring City High School and Spring City Middle School until 1984 when he retired and was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association. He was the son of the late Ernest Houk and Maude Denton Smith. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pat Smith. Survivors include: wife, Gretchen Barton Smith, Spring City, Tenn.; one daughter, Terri S. Gann, Scottsboro, Ala.; son-in-law, David Gann, Scottsboro, Ala.; grandchildren, Scott and Ashlie Gann, Scottsboro, Ala.; one brother, Don Smith, Clarksville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 30, 1997, 2 p.m. at the Spring City United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Allison officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 29, 1997, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, Tenn.
WHALEY, JULIUS H., JR. - age 61, of Knoxville, died Sunday, April 27, at his home. He was a member of Tarklin Valley Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Ruth Whaley; children, Vickie Thomas, Seymour, Jeff Whaley, Sevierville; grandchildren, Karie and Katie Thomas, Chad Whaley; brothers, Willard and Hayes Whaley, Knoxville; sisters, Alice Schlosshan, Alcoa, Sue Mize, Clinton. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, Berry Chapel, Rev. George Ott, Jr. officiating. Graveside service and interment 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tarklin Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
WHITE, BOYD - of Blaine, died at 7:42 a.m. Monday morning, April 28, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a prominent dairy farmer in Grainger County and was a member of the Red House Baptist Church. Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Lilly White; and brother, Hugh L. White. Survivors include his wife, Marie Weaver White of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sharon White of Blaine; brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude White of Blaine, Harold and Ethel White of Blaine, L.E. and Betty White of Hendersonville, Paris and Theda White of Powell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian and Seaton Garrett of Knoxville, Carol and Lawrence Weaver of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Imogene White of Blaine; grandson, Chad White of Blaine; special niece, Stephanie Weaver of Mascot; and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 29, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Chapel in Rutledge with Rev. Gary White officiating. Graveside services and interment will be Wedesday morning, April 20, 1997, at 11 a.m. in the Red House Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Ramsey, Don Ramsey, Tommy Hurley, Ralph Renfro, Mike Cabbage, Bobby Graham, J.C. Sellers, and Doyle Wade. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening prior to services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
WILSON, JESS G. - of Knoxville, died 1:09 a.m. Sunday, April 27, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Washington Pike Baptist Church, Fisherman's Sunday School class, Oriental Lodge #453 F&AM. Retired sales rep with John Morrell Company. Survivors: wife, Pauline K. Wilson; sons and daughters-in-law, David R. and Brenda Wilson, all of Knoxville, Robert G. and Sandra Wilson of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Kim R. and Scott E. Wilson, Knoxville, Tracy Wilson, Atlanta, Ga., James Wilson, Logansville, Ga., Sherri McInnes, Tampa, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Edna W. Haun, Knoxville; nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday for a 2:30 p.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Keith Stapleton (pastor of Washington Pike Baptist Church) officiating. Honorary pallbearers: members of Fisherman's Sunday School class. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
WYRICK, STANLEY - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, April 27, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Vestal United Methodist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Arnold Cagley; grandchildren, Abigail and Lindsey Cagley, all of Kingston; brother, Virgil Wyrick; sisters, Lula Farr and Della Ward, all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday for graveside service and interment services at 2 p.m., Rev. Rose Mincey officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.