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ADAMS, DOROTHY FOX - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, C.J. Adams. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Richard Hughes, Knoxville; daughter, Julie Singleton, Arizona; three grandchildren, Ryan and Kelley Hughes, Knoxville, Tiffany Turpin, Knoxville. Private graveside service will be at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Rev. Margaret Mullen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 N. Cedar Bluff Rd., 37923. Friends may call at their convenience Saturday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

ASHE, LESSYE LEE CLINE - age 83, of Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, May 6, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Ashe was a former owner of Ashe Furniture and was active in real estate until 1995. She served on the board of realtors for many years. Preceded in death by husband, Richard Fleming Ashe; daughter, Angela Ashe Camp. Survivors: daughters, Carole Ashe Simpson and husband William Beck Simpson of Atlanta, Ga., Martha Ashe Romano (Marty) and Catherine Ashe Hoskins, both of Lenoir City; son-in-law, John L. Camp of Sparta, Tenn.; grandchildren, William (Bo) House, Richard House, Ethan House, John Simpson, Nicholas Romano, Matthew Romano and Lee Romano. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut with a funeral mass to follow at 7:30 p.m., Father John Dowling officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lenoir City Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Angela Ashe Camp Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 29, Sparta, TN 38583. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

BROWN, CECIL - age 84, of Jellico, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, May 6 at the Jellico Community Hospital. Preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Lillie Brown; brother, Charlie Brown; and son, James W. Brown. Retired from McComb Supply, Jellico. Served in various leadership roles at the Jellico United Methodist Church for 55 years. Member of Jellico City Council for six years. Survivors: wife, Ethel Bowlin Brown, Jellico; daughter, Deloris Mackey and husband Robert, Corbin, Ky.; sons, Conrad M. Brown and wife Priscilla, Baltimore, Md., Joe N. Brown, Jellico, Bill C. Brown and wife Myra, Knoxville; sisters, Arizonia Stanfill, Jellico, Margie Mayne and husband W.B., Jellico; brother, Clyde Brown, Jellico; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Friday at the Jellico United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Arms officiating. Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Park Cemetery, Williamsburg, Ky. Friends may call at the church 6-8 p.m. Friday. Llewellyn Funeral Home, Jellico, in charge. 

DOTSON, OMA MORGAN - age 83, of Sweetwater, passed away May 6, 1998. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9 in Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel. Interment in Corinth Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday in the memory chapel. 

BURROUGHS, MAURICE MAY, JR. - age 54, of East Knox County, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of God's Little Mission Baptist Church and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Maurice M. Burroughs, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Pat Wyrick Burroughs; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Deedra Burroughs; son, Brandon Burroughs; mother, Kathleen Breeden Burroughs; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Agnes and Thomas Cross of Greeneville; niece and husband, Kathy and Duane Mead of Johnson City; nephew and wife, Eddie and Sondra Cross of Chuckey, Tenn. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Friday in the McCarty Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Arville Cardwell officiating. Family and friends will meet at Roseberry Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for an 11 a.m. committal service. Honorary pallbearers will be John Faulkner, Keith Hipps, Paul Mercer, Paul Burroughs, Bob Burroughs, Charles Severance, Bill Hill and Jimmy Burroughs. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy. 

CALLIHAN, JAMES ''JIM'' - of Louisville and Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning at Parkwest Hospital. He was a Gideon, member and deacon of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Marilyn Callihan; daughters, Cheryl Macon, Stacie Dockery; son, Allan Callihan; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Funeral 7 p.m. Friday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Kenny Armstrong and Rev. Bob McCullough officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Rocky Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the funeral service Friday until 9 p.m. in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

CLEVELAND, MARY ELIZABETH RHYNE - age 83, of Knoxville, was called home on May 6, 1998. Attended Lincoln Park Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Albert B. Cleveland and daughters, Rebecca Davis, Mary Grace Lewis and grandson, Len Lawson. Survivors: daughters, Bessie Hansard and Lee Taylor; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday for graveside service, Rev. Ted Ingram officiating. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

DEAL, MRS. ROSETTA LEWIS - age 93, of Knoxville, died 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Mariners Health of Norris. Member of Arlington Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor and Ora Lee Boles, Knoxville, Betty and Nolen Poarch, Huntsville, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Roy R., Jr. and Margie Deal, Rockwood; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Betty Perry, Knoxville, Mildred Scarbrough, Concord; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Paul Adams officiating. Family and friends may call at their convenience on Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

DIXON, CLAYTON ALLEN (CLAY) - age 54, of North Knoxville, died 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was an employee with the grounds mainetenance department with the University of Tennessee Campus. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Belinda Dixon. Survivors: wife, Patricia Dixon; sons, Lcpl. Russell A. Dixon, both of Knoxville, Kenneth Dixon, Hawthorne, Fla. As Mr. Dixon requested, his body was cremated and there will be no funeral service. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge of arrangements. 

FRAZIER, MRS. OPAL M. - age 77, of Powell, passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998. Funeral arrangements will be annouced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

FRYE, MARY SPEARS - age 79, of the Choto Community, Concord, passed away Thursday morning, May 7, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. She was retired from Knox County Schools. Mary was preceded in death by husband, Harold C. Frye, Sr.; son, Oscar Spears; son-in-law, Coy Seay; parents, Oliver and Lena Spears; brother, Riley Spears; sister, Sarah Spears Smith. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Flo Frye, Charlie and Cathy Frye; daughters and son-in-law, Mary McDonald, Phyllis and Richard Hobbs, all of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Spears of Indiana and Roscoe Spears of Blountville; sisters, Nina French and Pauline Nelson, both of Maryville, Mae Pinkston of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. Saturday at the Community Bible Church in Choto. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Community Bible Church, Rev. Dewey Morton and Rev. Richard Hobbs officiating. Interment will follow in the Choto Cemetery. Grandsons and a great-grandson will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home Lenoir City in charge. 

GALYON, WILLIAM IRA - died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center. He was born September 11, 1925. He attended Central High School in Fountain City. Served in the Navy V-12 at Carson-Newman College and University of North Carolina in 1945. He was employed by Union Carbide and Lockheed Martin for 36 years, retiring in 1988. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mattie; three children, Rebecca Sproles and husband Dennis of Andersonville, Martha Owens and husband Dale of Carthage, Tenn., William David Galyon and wife Teresa of Solway; grandchildren, Sean and J.B. Owens of Carthage, Tenn., Melonie and Calie Galyon of Solway; brother, James E. Galyon of Knoxville. Preceded in death by parents, William M. and Reba Galyon. In lieu of flowers, give to the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge. Family will assemble at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for a graveside service at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Rev. Laura Jean Myers-Ross officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty-Martin Funeral Home. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

GASTON, BIRDIE LUCILLE - age 61, of Florida, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday, May 3, 1998, at her residence following a long illness. Mrs. Gaston was born in Lenoir City, Tenn., and had resided in the area since 1963. Birdie was a member of the Baptist faith and cared for her family as a homemaker. She is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Charles; three daughters and spouses, Charlcie and Dennie Perkins, Linda and David Billings, Nora Gaston and Greg Stephens, Green Cove Springs; three sons, Clyde, Robert, Eddie; two brothers, Ben and James Silvey, Lenoir City; one sister, Mary Cumming, Green Cove Springs; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and her many friends. Birdie was a loving wife, mother and sister. She will forever remain in the hearts of her family. Family and friends will gather at 4 p.m. Friday at Mt. Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lenoir City for graveside services, Rev. George Seay officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

HENRY, JACK B. - age 73, of Harriman, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Mr. Henry was a member of Woods Chapel United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Nell Henry. Survivors: wife, Margaret Jo Henry of Harriman; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Danny Rowan of Harriman; grandson, Kyle Rowan of Harriman. Memorial service 8 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Reverend Cindy Wesley and Reverend T.J. Wesley officiating. Graveside service and interment 3 p.m. Sunday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. In lieu of flowers, as requested by Jack, memorials may be made to Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 242 Woods Chapel Road, Harriman, TN 37748. 

HENSLEY, CEPHAS RAY, SR. - age 74, of Highland Ave., died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. Mr. Hensley was a member of the Greene Co. Beagle Club, V.F.W. Post 1990, and Disabled American Veterans. Preceded in death by parents, Hunter S. Hensley, Nola Hensley Casteel; one brother, James (Eddie) Hensley; one son, Gale Hensley. Survivors: wife, Willie Kate Hensley, five sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cindy Hensley of Greeneville, Marvin and Gail Hensley of Knoxville, Cephas, Jr. and Kim Hensley of Jonesboro, Hunter and Kathy Hensley of Greeneville, Cale and Melissa Hensley of Greeneville; two daughters, Paulette Hensley of the home, Michaeline Hensley of the home; six grandchildren, Tony and Nicole Hensley of Knoxville, Tyler and Logan Hensley of Jonesboro, Heather and Brittany Hensley of Greeneville; one brother and sister-in-law, Estel and Naomi Hensley of Greeneville; one sister and brother-in-law, Inez and Dallas Lawing of Greeneville; one step-sister, Billie Moncier of Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers: Bart Stills, Thomas Gray, Steve Hux, Bill Swatzell, Leroy Lynch, Gary Stills, Tommy Cutshall, Horce Colyer. The family will receive friends Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Jeffers Mortuary. Funeral service Saturday, May 9, 1998 at 4 p.m. at Jeffers Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Randy Tipton officiating. V.F.W. Post 1990 will be in charge of graveside service at River Hill Cemetery. 

HUMPHREY, DESSIE LEE SANDS - age 82, of Dandridge, formerly of Knoxville, passed Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church of God and Senior Saints of Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mike Humphrey; daughters, Joan Humphrey and Wilma Lee Humphrey; grandson, Donnie Humphrey, Jr.; three sisters and a brother. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Don Vittetoe, Caron and Arthur Ward; daughter, Willie Mae Humphrey; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike C. and Betty Humphrey, Coy and Shirley Humphrey, Robert and Shirley Humphrey; son, Don Humphrey; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Jessie Mae Humphrey; brother, Elmer J. Sands; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Emogene Baysinger and Frances Harvey. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 3 p.m. at McCarty Mortuary with Rev. Brian Ward, Rev. Robert Humphrey and Rev. Dennis Donnally officiating. Interment will follow at Asbury Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Humphrey, Jr., Matthew Humphrey, Michael Humphrey, Robert Humphrey, Jr., Johnny Vittetoe, Tim Pruitt, Jamie Benson. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

HUSKEY, MR. EARL - age 89, departed this life on May 7, 1998, after a lengthy battle with cancer. At the time of his death, Mr. Huskey was a resident of Asbury Acres Retirement Home in Maryville. Mr. Huskey grew up in the Sugarlands in the Great Smoky Mountains. He was a longtime resident of Gatlinburg, a builder, a motel owner and a deacon of First Baptist Church. He also served his community as a councilman and planning commission member. He was the son of Eli and Julie Huskey. He is survived by sisters, Opal McCarter of Gatlinburg, Edna Montgomery of Pigeon Forge; mother-in-law, Pearl Carey; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Carey of Greeneville, Tenn.; and sister-in-law, Mary Huskey of Bloomington, Ind. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Opal Carey Huskey; and sons, Don and Jerry. His surviving children include sons-in-law, Fay and Earnest Jernigen of Ocala, Fla., Pat and Richard Crowder and Pam and Chuck Gildrie of Maryville. He was the proud grandfather of 13 and the great-grandfather of 11. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg. Services arrangements to be announced by Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300. 

JENKINS, WANDA L. BONDY - age 64, of 103 Willow St., Sweetwater, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at U.T. Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by mother, Linda Smith Williamson; son, Theodore R. Bondy, Jr. Survivors: husband, Beecher B. Jenkins; son and daughter-in-law, Blake and Brenda Bondy; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Ray McKelvey, Sweetwater, Donna and Terry Roy, Madisonville, Kathy Cunningham, Maryville, Tammy and Alan Millsaps, Sweetwater; stepson, Steve Jenkins, Madisonville; father, James L. Williamson, Lenoir City; brothers and sisters-in-law, James Robert and Pam Williamson, Lenoir City, Tony and Lauren Williamson, Knoxville; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Clint Riddle and Rev. Dennis Atkins officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, West View Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

JOHNSON, ARRANTS - age 75, of Sweetwater, departed this life May 6, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Mr. Johnson is survived by spouse, Rosemary Davis Johnson; son, Arrants Johnson, Jr., Sweetwater; daughters, Hannah Smith, Lenoir City, Gail Billingsley, Sweetwater; sister, Virginia Johnson, Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Alvin Upton, Maryland; five grandchildren. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Monday, May 11th in Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel. The funeral service is to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Vant Hardaway officiating. Interment in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. 

JOHNSON, MRS. MILDRED A. - age 78, passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. A native of Kingsport, she was the daughter of the late James V. and Joyce Francisco Hodge. Mrs. Johnson was very active with the local United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. She was instrumental in the formation of the Lee Burns House which was one of the first of its kind and a model for others in the nation. It provided a sheltered training workshop for adults with Cerebral Palsy which gave them the ability to live and work independently and become self-sufficient. The success of the Lee Burns Home ultimately became a by and for profit business. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, David A. Johnson, Knoxville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Cindy Bean, Burbank, Calif., Steven and Linda Bean, Ventura, Calif., and Rev. David and Linda Bean of Gooding, Idaho; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and John Wilhoit, Newport, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jo Ann Hodge, Kingsport; and grandchildren, Christy Bean, Claire, Charles and Margaret Bean, Heihi Bean and Donna and David Hatcher. Her remains are at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Family and friends will assemble for graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

KEY, HENRY LEE - born Dekalb County, Ala., 9/23/18. Grew up in Tennessee and died in Dallas, Texas, 5/6/98 of a heart attack. Served in the Navy during WWII and retired from the Federal Reserve Bank. Preceded in death by loving wife of 58 years, Anna Key; and sister, Irene Derrick. Survived by daughter, Ann Cook; granddaughter and husband, Sherri and Bill Hergenrother; three wonderful great-granddaughters, Jennifer, Charlie and Catie; a brother, Thomas Key; and sisters, Ruth Nelson, LaVerne Byrd, Virginia Vineyard; many nieces and nephews. He was a terrific left-handed pitcher in his youth and an all around good guy all his life. Services at Restland's Wildwood Chapel on Saturday, 5/9/98 at 3:30 p.m. 

LAWSON, TAMI FAYE - age 36, of Knoxville, died Monday, May 4, 1998. She was a native of Knoxville. She is survived by her sister, Sheri Garrett; husband, Danny Lawson; two sons, Jason Walker and Corey Smelser; one daughter, Samantha Smelser; a nephew, Adam Kress; and a niece, Angela Teffeteller. Private services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, 1998, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Highland South Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

LEONARD, PEARLINE - of Knoxville, departed this life on Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. She was born June 10, 1906, in Atlanta, Ga. She had a proud heritage of being part African-American and Blackfoot Indian. She was married to Joseph Leonard until his death in 1967. She was a faithful and devoted member of Payne Avenue Baptist Church. She is remembered for her beautiful voice, singing the praises of God. She lived a full life of age 91. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Leonard; sons, Willie Clark, Jr.; James Earl Clark; daughter, Geraldine Hudson; sister, Dennie Mae Bell of Indiana. Those left to share in their memories are daughters, Virginia (Godfrey) Fletcher, Sara (Milton) Hensley; sons, Huber Leonard, Herman Leonard and Joe (Mildred) Leonard, Jr.; niece, Dorothy Phillip of Indiana; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins and devoted friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 9, 1998 at Payne Avenue Baptist Church from 1:30-2 p.m. with the funeral to follow, Rev. Richard S. Brown, Jr., officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

LOVINGOOD, ANNE LINDSEY - age 48, of Maryville, passed away Thursday morning, May 7, 1998, at the family home. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Knoxville, and active in the community through her involvement in school organizations and as a Girl Scout Leader. She served as a substitute teacher in several South Knox County elementary schools. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Evelyn Lindsey of Marion, Va.; sister, Mary L. Bumgardner of Charlotte, N.C. Survivors: husband, Bert Lovingood; children, Tip and Lindsey Lovingood of Maryville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Dick Riggle of Wytheville, Va., Sarah and Tom Etheredge of Titusville, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Linda Lindsey of Newnan, Ga., Frank and Lori Lindsey of Monroe, N.C. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 1998, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6632 Chapman Hwy., Knoxville, Pastor Jack Zipperer officiating. Interment 3 p.m. Saturday, Mountain View Cemetery, Rural Retreat, Va., Rev. James Bangle officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the memorial fund at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6632 Chapman Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 915 W. Broadway, Maryville. 

LOY, SIDNEY (ROCKY) - age 71, of Fountain City, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at home with his family. Member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Northside Kiwanis and Masters Lodge #244 F.& A.M. He was retired from K.U.B. with 46 years service. Veteran of U.S. Navy in WWII. Survivors: wife, Jean G. Loy; daughter and son-in-law, Kimra and Douglas B. Merritt; son and daughter-in-law, Darrell W. and Debbie Loy; son, Bradley M. Loy; grandchildren, Sidney Merritt, Lara Merritt, Matthew Loy, Makenzie Loy, Rachael Veals, Kirby Veals; sisters, Ethel Wells, Beulah Kinkaid; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Ronald Mouser officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Matthew Loy, Greg and Grant Luna, Johnny and Richard Bailey and Jeff Miller. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

McCOY, M.D. - age 78, of Knoxville, entered into eternal rest in the arms of Jesus, Wednesday, May 6, 1998, 1:15 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital. He fought a good fight and attended Central Church of God. Veteran of World War II and member of Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433 F.& A.M. Preceded in death by father, Frank McCoy; mother and stepfather, Lucille and William Eades. Survivors: wife, Ruth Hill McCoy; sons, Gary McCoy of Knoxville, Steve McCoy of Atlanta; daughter, Karen McCoy Clark of Knoxville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Paul; niece, Elizabeth Paul; nephew, Archie Hutchison. Masonic memorial service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel with funeral service to follow, Rev. Bill Jackson, Rev. Carolyn Russell officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an interment service. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

MERRITT, EDGAR WESLEY - age 89, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at home. Member of Thorn Grove Christian Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, treasurer, and also on Thorn Grove Cemetery board for many years. Retired accountant from Frank M. Addicks, CPA and veteran of U.S. Army in WWII. Preceded in death by wife of 66 years Blendean; son, David; and son-in-law, LaVern Preston. Survivors: daughter, Joann Preston; daughter and son-in-law, Deana and Alvin Taylor; grandchildren, Skip and Libby Preston, Ed and Ginger Preston, Janna and Barry Swihart, Robin and Kim Merritt-Preston, Caroline Taylor, Catherine Taylor, Andrew Taylor; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Ray Merritt; sisters, Reva Newman, Ruth Branch, Joyce Rose, Dean Beeler; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Gainor and Raymond Radford. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday at Thorn Grove Christian Church with Rev. Joel Rood officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thorn Grove Cemetery Fund, 609 Mannela Shackelford Dr., Strawberry Plains, TN 37871. Arrangements by Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 

McDANIEL, MR. JESSE VIRGIL (SPARE) - age 84, of Ridgecrest Road, Luttrell, born June 22, 1913, passed away 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Church of God of the Union Assembly and served as a deacon since July 1, 1948, and was an active employee of Luttrell Construction Company. Devoted husband and father. Survivors: wife, Willie Mae (Williams) McDaniel, Luttrell; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Margie McDaniel, Kokomo, Ind.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Jim Sedan, Sharpsville, Ind., Carolyn and Herbert Paul, Kokomo, Ind., Sharon and Mark Beatty, Tucson, Ariz., Charlene and Alonzo Butler, Jr., Knoxville, Marcella and Johnny Vittetoe, Luttrell; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers, Esco McDaniel, Dayton, Ohio, Charlie McDaniel, Corryton; sister, Edith Elliott, Redwood City, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday, Mountain View Church of God of the Union Assembly, Rev. Harold Sowder, Rev. Charlie Pratt officiating with music by The Merritt Family and Mavis Hughes. Interment Dyer Cemetery, Luttrell. Pallbearers: Paul, Alvin, Ricky, Johnny, Randy and Tony Merritt. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

NEAL, THELMA IMOGENE - of Knoxville, departed this life on Thursday, May 7, 1998, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

NUCHOLS, NELLIE W. - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away May 7, 1998, at Holston Health Center. Born February 20, 1910, in Knoxville, to the late Charles and Josephine Anderson Webber. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Nuchols. Survivors, daughter, Marguerite Parks of Powder Springs, Ga.; grandchildren, Andrea and husband Stanley Carter, Jeanette and husband Barry Campbell, Beth and husband Steve Nations, Sherrie and husband Dave Gentry, Andrew and wife Sandra Parks, all of Georgia; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, all of Georgia; two nieces, Mrs. John McConnell and Phyllis McMillian of Knoxville. Graveside service Friday 1 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will meet at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Rev. Clarence Byrd will officiate. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

PARKER, GLENN ALBERT - age 62, died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Mr. Parker was a retired manager for The DuPont Company. He was a member of Bearden United Methodist Church where he currently was a trustee and member of the administrative board and also active with the church bus ministry which brought him great joy. Mr. Parker was also active with the FISH program at the church, and also with Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife, Patricia J. Parker of Knoxville; son, Michael F. Parker, Asheville, N.C.; brother, Kenneth A. Parker, Atlanta, Ga.; two nieces and one nephew. His remains are at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at Bearden United Methodist Church with Rev. Grady Winegar officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church. Interment to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. For those who desire, please make memorials to Bearden United Methodist Church, 4407 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919 Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5882D0567. 

PHIBBS, DAVID LEON (TOOTSIE) - age 69, of Inskip, passed away at his residence Thursday, May 7, 1998. Member of Baptist faith. U.S. Army Veteran Korean conflict. Member of Fountain City American Legion Post. Retired employee of the City of Knoxville. Preceded in death by wife, Cecia Ailor Metler Phibbs; brother, Ernie Phibbs. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Bryant L. and Frances Metler, Seneca, S.C., Steve and Brenda Metler, Knoxville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, William E. and Molly Sue Phibbs, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Saturday 11 a.m., Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, with Rev. Roy Gose officating. Interment will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 

REED, MARY RUTH - age 79, of Sevierville, departed this life at her home on Thursday, May 7, 1998. Mrs. Reed was the loving and devoted wife of 54 years of the late Wilford C. (Slim) Reed. She was a member of Boyds Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the Womens's Missionary Union. Other than being a devoted Christian and mother, she was a woman of pride, knowledge and unselfishness. She taught since the age of 16 and received a bachelor of science in education from the University of Tennessee in 1972 at the age of 53. Through determination and the love of knowledge she returned to the university to obtain a masters of science in education at the age of 55. She was a member of Pi Lambda Theta at the university. Besides her husband, Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, John and Kate Gilbert Robinson. She is survived by her sons, John Rueul Reed and friend Jolene Lake, Sevierville, and Roger Gene Reed of Knoxville; grandchildren, Don and wife Dianna Reed, Seymour, Shannon Bryan, Sevierville, Gina and husband Keith Hite, Sevierville, Roger W. and wife Deanna Reed, New Market, Clarence (Eddie) Reed, Knoxville, Dana and husband Robert Roach, Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Scott, Austin, Whitney, Callie, Cassie, Ashley, Melanie and Madison. The family will receive friends Friday, May 8, 1998 from 6-8 p.m. at Rawlings Funeral Chapel. There will be a graveside service Saturday, May 9, 1998, 11 a.m. at Boyds Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Dallas Gibson officiating. 

SEKULA, DR. JEFFREY C. - age 57, of Knoxville, died suddenly Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was associate director of University of Tennessee Evening School. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Hamilton Hunter; son, Greg Sekula, all of Knoxville; mother of children, Tina Sekula of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Hannah and Evan; beloved companion, Audrey Tinkham of Knoxville; sister, Anne Marie Sekula of Santa Fe, N.M.; many, many friends. Memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jeff Sekula Memorial Scholarship Fund, University of Tennessee Evening School, 451 Communications Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-0341 (974-5361). Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SEYMOUR, WARREN CLIFTON - age 91, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at his residence, 339 Ridgeview Drive, Clinton, Tenn. Mr. Seymour was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Clinton. He was a deacon, Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School teacher, and served on various committees. Mr. Seymour graduated from Mississippi College with a B.A. degree in 1934 and received his masters in 1935. He retired from Union Carbide in Oak Ridge in 1969 after 26 years. He was preceded in death by father, George Washington Seymour; mother, Lou Ella Pierce Seymour; sisters, Ocie Bramlett, Viola Seymour, Clara Simpson, Nellie Ray; and brother, Woodford Seymour; and first wife, Toy Chamblee Seymour. He is survived by wife, Emma Turner Seymour; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Seymour Hess and son-in-law, Allen Hess; grandson, Clifton Sluss; sister, Lorene Gregory; step-daughter; Gayle Bush; step-grandsons, Christian and Brandon Bush and Anthony Hess. Receiving of friends will be Saturday, May 9 at First Baptist Church, Clinton 6-8 p.m. with funeral immediately following. Interment will be Sunday 2 p.m. Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Services will be conducted by Rev. Sam Dean.

STINNETT, SUSAN ELIZABETH KAGLEY - age 83, of Louisville, passed away Thursday morning, May 7, 1998, at the family home. She was a faithful member of the Emmanuel Church of the Nazerene where she held numerous offices and currently served as study chairman of the NWMS. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Floyd Stinnett; daughter, Mary Lois Stinnett; parents, Rev. George W. and Ida Kagley; brothers, James D., Bill and Sylvester Kagley; sister, Nellie Johnson. Survivors: daughter, Carolyn E. Stinnett, with whom she lived, Louisville; daughter and son-in-law, Emma Louise and Harold Cunningham of Friendsville; granddaughter, Dawn Cunningham of Friendsville; sister, Annis Whitehead of Maryville; sisters-in-law, Pearl Kagley and Lucille Carrigan, both of Maryville; brothers-in-law, Rev. R.C. Stinnett, Marshall Stinnett, both of Maryville; devoted family friend, Bryan T. Garner; numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved church family; special friends, Johnnie Richardson, Lucille Vickers, Peggy McKee, Hazel Rogers. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Rick Hutchison, Rev. Lucille Potter Vickers, Rev. David Moore officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 1998, at Zion Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 1998 at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

STIPES, PHYLLIS KAY - age 44, of Corryton, died suddenly 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge. 

SULLIVAN, ANNA AUDREY - beloved sister, aunt and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, May 5, 1998, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Anna, to her friends, and Audrey, to her family, was born October 17, 1923, in Winthrop, Mass., to Charles Campbell Sullivan and Anna Mohr Sullivan. Anna Audrey is survived by her two sisters, Rosalind Hickey and Marie Houppert; three nieces, seven nephews; two grand nieces and two grand nephews. Her funeral service will be held at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 10212 Kennard Lane (adjacent to Pellissippi Pkwy) on Saturday, May 9, 1998, at 1 p.m., Pastor Bob Krueger officiating. Visitation with family members will occur from 12:30 - 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Anna will be buried in Dayton, Tenn., in the Rogers-Morgan Family Cemetery, with a beautiful view of an area much loved by her. The family requests that anyone wishing to send flowers consider making a memorial contribution instead and is invited to contact her niece, Mrs. Carole Stevenson, 1002 Weeping Willow Drive, Austin, TX 78753, for details. The family wishes to thank Dr. Albert Ebenezer, the staff of Covenant Hospice Care, and the staff of NHC Health Care for their execllent and compassionate care of Anna during her stay there. You have the heartfelt gratitude of her family and friends. May God bless you each and every one. Arrangements by Craig Brown at Funeral Directions, 5204 Kingston Pike. 5832D0305 

THAXTON, APRIL ANITA - infant daughter of Gregory C. Thaxton and Jennifer Dixon, passed away May 5, 1998. Brothers and sisters, Gregory, Cheyenne, Nina, Miranda, Rondell; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Family and friends will meet by 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mynatt Funeral Home and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for graveside at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

TILLERY, JOHN RAYMOND - age 86, of Knoxville, died 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Holston Healthcare Center. Retired pipefitter with Norfolk-Southern Railway. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret Tillery. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jack and June Payne; grandchildren, Jacki Houser and Penney Howell; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Marie Tillery, all of Knoxville; ten nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 8:30 p.m. Friday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Dr. Mike Ramage officiating. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery 3:15 p.m. Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. graveside service and interment. Honorary pallbearers: Johnny Wright, Richard Wright, James Carol Starnes, Jim Painter, Ed Bryson, Hal Huggins, Denny Griswold. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

WATSON, JOSEPHINE ALICE - age 77, of 244 McClellan Rd., Madisonville, passed away 1:25 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and active in W.M.U. Survivors: niece and spouse, Odesesse and Amos Atkins; nephews and spouses, Kenneth Eugene and Maida Watson, Neil Watson, Joel and Dot Watson, Garry Watson, Larry and Carolyn Watson; sisters-in-law, Billie Watson, Sue Harris, all of Madisonville; several great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest Robert and Joseph Gracie Lee Watson; several sisters; two brothers. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Don Rockholt and Rev. Burl Harris officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Saturday, McClellan Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

WYRICK, STELLA FROST - age 96, of Kingsport, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, S.G. Wyrick; son, Kenneth C. Wyrick; daughter, Eloise Wyrick Phlegar Testerman; and a grandson, Randy Schrimscher. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Bill Schrimscher of Allen Park, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Inis Wyrick Smelser of Maryville; granddaughters, Gail Phlegar Blankenship and husband David of Kingsport, Lisa Testerman Walter and husband Greg of Kingsport, Janet Wyrick Dempsey and husband John of Maynardville; grandsons, Kenneth L. Wyrick and wife Lee of Avon, Conn., Stephen C. Wyrick of Alcoa, Steve Schrimscher and wife Lisa of Michigan; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Verlin Frost and wife Hazel of Winder, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 2 p.m. Sunday for an interment service. The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's.

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