Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|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. Family
and friends will meet at Roseberry Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for
an 11 a.m. committal service with Rev. Arville Cardwell officiating. Honorary
pallbearers will be John Faulkner, Keith Hipps, Paul Mercer, Paul Burroughs,
Bob Burroughs, Charles Severance, Bill Hill and Jimmy Burroughs. Arrangements
by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
EVANS, SUSIE - of Knoxville, departed this life on Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
FINCHUM, MRS. JESSIE MAE (BALES) - age 86, of Corryton, passed away 9:10 a.m., Friday, May 8, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband, Mitchell C. Finchum; great-grandson, Mark Stringfield. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Jane Dougherty, Corryton, Mrs. Wilma (Leslie) Shular, Powell; sons, Billy Ray (Ila) Finchum, Sr.; daughter, Mrs. Judy (Paul) Haynes, all of Corryton; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; brother, Adrian Bales, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Thomas Markwood officiating. Family and friends will meet 1:15 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary to leave in procession for a 2 p.m. graveside service at Clapps Chapel Cemetery, Corryton. Pallbearers: Larry Dougherty, Gary Shular, Billy Ray Finchum, Jr., Barry Haynes, George Dougherty, and Michael Shular. Honorary pallbearers, Rodney Haynes and Mitchell Dougherty. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
FRAZIER, MRS. OPAL MILLER - age 77, of Powell, passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Frazier was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church, May Chapter #24 Order of the Eastern Star and retired from Union Carbide K-25 plant. Preceded in death by husband, James E. Frazier; parents, Henry and Arminta Miller; sister, Velma Chambers; brother, Lewis Miller and son-in-law, Joseph R. Coonrod. Survivors, daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Charles Barker; daughter, Sharon Coonrod; daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Chuck Powell; grandchildren, Mike Barker, Nick and Natalie Powell, all of Powell; sister, Winnie Fairbanks of Paris, Ark.; sister-in-law, Shirley Miller; nephew, J. Patrick Miller; nieces, Sandra Davis, Sonja Anderson and Sylvia Miller, all of Knoxville; nephews, Amon, Billy Don and Reese Fairbanks; nieces, Corene Hooper, Mazie Phillips, Mogie Hawkins and Wilma Faye Rice, all of Arkansas. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Frank Clabo officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family and friends will meet at Rose Mortuary at 1:30 p.m. and travel in procession to Woodlawn. Pallbearers: Harry W. Cornelius, David and Mike Barker, David Wells, Nick Powell and Brett Davis. To those who desire, donations made be made to the St. Mary's Health System Foundation, 900 East Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
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.
GUINN, BERTHA A. - age 78, of Knoxville, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at her home. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence M. Guinn; daughter, Katherine Sue Guinn. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Tommie Jean and Gene Ray of Florida, Bobbie & Ed Montgomery of Gatlinburg, Brenda and David Jones of Oklahoma; daughters, Tee Miller of Knoxville, Terri Rene Guinn of Florida, Debbie Guinn Nicely of Knoxville; sons-and daughters-in-law, Clarence Jr. and Jan Guinn of Powell, Roger and Kathy Guinn of Powell, Michael and Faye Guinn of Knoxville; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Mable Trew of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
HAMMER, FRANK L. - age 95, of Knoxville, passed away Friday morning, May 8, 1998, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. He was a devoted member of Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church and retired from Union Carbide Y-12 plant after 25 years of service. Preceded in death by brothers, Rhea, Charles and Mack Hammer; sisters, Marguerite Gammon, Mary Hammer and Mildred Andre'. Survivors: wife, Barbara W. Hammer; daughter, Barbara H. Bayne; granddaughter, Melanie E. Bayne; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 1998, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville. The funeral service will follow at 7:30 p.m. The family and friends will meet at Seahorn's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dandridge at 10:45 a.m. Monday, May 11, 1998 for an 11 a.m. committal service. Rev. Mary Virginia Taylor and Rev. Charles M. Bryan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church. Gratitude is expressed to the staff of Hillcrest West Nursing Home for their compassionate caregiving. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue.
HARDMAN, JESSIE MAE PETREE TURNER - age 89, of Halls, passed away Friday, May 8, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mynatts.
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 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. Arrangements by 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. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 1998 at the Highland South Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 1998 at The First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday following the memorial service in the Gatlinburg cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg. Highland South Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements. 573-7300.
HUTCHINS, LETA INEZ MASONER - age 84, passed away Friday, May 8, 1998. Member of Church Street United Methodist Church. Graduate of the University of Tennessee. Retired from Knox County School System after 30 years, teaching at Lonsdale, Galbraith, and Flenniken schools. Preceded in death by parents, James and Mary Anne Masoner; husband, Ralph W. Hutchins; granddaughter, Janet Marie Hutchins. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Rae Hutchins, Dandridge; grandsons, James A. Hutchins and wife, Kelley, Chattanooga, Erik R. Hutchins, Johnston, S.C., Jonathan M. Hutchins, Dandridge; granddaughter, Julie A. Hutchins, Dandridge; great-grandchildren, Emily, Wesley and Luke Hutchins, Chattanooga; sisters, Lillian Moyer, Oak Ridge, Bernice Studinger, Tega Cay, S.C. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Cabel Trent and Rev. William J. Fowler officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday at Highland South Cemetery (Holly Hills). The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
IRWIN, TOMMY - age 53, of Andersonville, Tenn., died Thursday at his home. Born July 17, 1944, in Knox County Tenn. He owned and operated Irwin Dairy Farm in Andersonville. He was a member of Andersonville United Methodist Church, Andersonville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Morrell Irwin. Survivors include his wife, Janie Braden Irwin of Andersonville; one daughter, Missy and husband Bruce Jones of Nashville, Tenn.; one son, Michael Irwin of Andersonville; mother, Willie S. Irwin of Andersonville; several cousins and a host of devoted friends. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 1998 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 1998 at Holley Gamble Chapel, Clinton with Rev. George Buchanan and Rev. Ken Abbott officiating. Burial 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 1998 at Norris Memorial Park, Norris. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home
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.
KELLER, PAUL EDWARD - age 65, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, May 8, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Retired from Knox County School System and U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind. He was a U.S. Army Veteran from 1951-57 serving in the Korean Conflict. Preceded in death by father, James Keller and mother, Monnie Buck. Survivors: wife, Patricia Keller; daughters, Melody Greer, Pamela Livingston, and Cindy Hopper; five grandchildren; sisters, Betty Nelson, Shirley Gaddis and Janice Presnell; brothers, James and John Keller; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 4 p.m. Sunday Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Pastor David Daniels officiating. Family and friends will leave Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Monday and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
KELLEY, JOE M. - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away Friday morning, at Parkwest Medical Center. He was a longtime member of Magnolia Ave. United Methodist Church, in many areas of the church. Member of Burlington Lodge #763 F.& A.M. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
KIRKLAND, JAMES H. - age 80 yrs., of 335 Westmorland Dr., Maryville, passed away 11:10 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company after 33 years. Survivors: wife, Imogene C. Kirkland; sisters, Marie Davenport, Anna Brock, both of Georgia, Galdys Carroll, Ohio, Bertha Cook, Thelma McCall, both of Maryville; brothers, Ralph Kirkland, Cecil Kirkland, both of Vonore, Elmer Kirland, Indiana; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Earlie Mae Kirkland; brothers, Johnny, Ray, and J.R. Kirkland. Funeral 8 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Tommy Self officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Sunday, Big Toqua Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
LAKINS, MRS. LILLIAN NICOLE - age 22, of Rutledge, passed away May 8, 1998 at her residence. She was a member of Noahs Chapel American Christian Church. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Herbert and Eva Foster of Rutledge, and Brownlow and Katherine Isley of Rutledge. Survivors: husband, Steve Lakins of Rutledge; son, Trevor Lakins of Rutledge; mother, Kathy Isley of Rutledge; father, Johnny Isley of Jefferson City; sister, Johnna Knight of Morristown; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. Services will be held Sunday, May 10 at Noahs Chapel American Christian Church in Rutledge at 2 p.m. with Rev. Blaine Cupp and Rev. Mickey Burton officiating. Interment in the Noahs Chapel American Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.
LYLE, HATTIE SELL - age 93, of Knoxville, died Friday, May 8, 1998. Member of Central Baptist Church, Bearden. Preceded in death by husband, Theodore C. Lyle; loving sons, Theodore Calvin and Curtis Hagen. Survivors are son, Maurice Gene Lyle and wife, Donna of Newport Richey, Fla.; daughter, Nola Lyle Claiborne and husband, S.J. of Knoxville; grandsons, Ted, Mickey, Tony, and Matthew; granddaughters, Brenda, Sabra, Beverly, Debbie, Brandy, Tina, and Kay; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Mary Lyle; sister-in-law, Louise Sell, special friend, Mildred Clemons; and favorite niece, Billie Faye Summers. Family and friends will meet Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Mack Bingham officiating. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
McFARLAND, HARVEY, JR. - age 69, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. He was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, DAV Chapter #105 and VFW Dion Brown Memorial Post, Lake City. Mr. McFarland was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Survivors: wife of 54 years, Trula White McFarland; mother, Maidie Webb, LaFollette; brothers, Charlie McFarland, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., George McFarland, LaFollette; half-sister, Marie Moses, LaFollette; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Cross Funeral Home, Rev. Mark Partin officiating. Interment 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 10, at Bakers Forge Cemetery with VFW, Lake City, in charge of military honors. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Cross Chapel. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
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.
PARTON, MILDRED V. CHADWICK - age 77, of Sevierville, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Fort Sanders-Sevier Nursing Home. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: husband, Earl C. Parton; daughters and sons-in-law, Grace Ann and Stamps Carter, Brenda and Hank Brown, Mary Parton and fiancee, Bob Bundren; grandchildren, Shannon Ogle, Michael Brown, Robin Brown Russell; sister, Glenda Carpenter; sisters-in-law, Katherine Chadwick, Marie Chadwick; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Rev. Curtis Wells, Rev. Tommy Chadwick, and Rev. Jim Kitts officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Hank Brown, Michael Brown, Earl Manning, Jr., Mike Chadwick, Jerry Chadwick, Ray Chadwick. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Greg Russell, Bob Bundren, Preston Pearcey, Stamps Carter, Brian Covington, Dale Reagan. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
ROBERTSON, BONNIE - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday at her home. Member of Beaumont Avenue Baptist Church. Member of D.A.V. Auxiliary Chapter #24. Preceded in death by her parents and five siblings. Survivors: husband, Wayne Robertson; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Darlene Robertson, Louisville; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Johnny Perry, Knoxville; grandchildren, Chris and Justin Perry, Knoxville, Pam Robertson, Knoxville; sister, Nina Davis, Knoxville; several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, McCarty-Weaver Chapel, Rev. Charles Parker officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Chris Perry, Matthew Rucker, Don Reynolds, Michael Lazenby, Scott and Alan Robertson. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue.
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 3:30 p.m. Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Services will be conducted by Rev. Sam Dean.
SHIPLEY, REECE D. - of Johnson City, Tenn., died Friday, May 8, 1998, at his home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Shipley was born in Whitesburg, Tenn. and had resided in the Kingsport-Johnson City area for over fifty years. Mr. Shipley was a beloved musician and songwriter, starting his early career in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy; CEE-BEES. Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff Davis and Chaplin John Perkins officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted at 12 noon Monday at Mountain Home National Cemetery by Hammond Post #3 of the American Legion.
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. Member of Westside Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Raymond Northern; and brother, Robert Northern. Survivors: husband, Larry Stipes; daughter and fiance', Lori Stipes and Chris Humphreys, all of Corryton; mother, Gladys Northern, Kodak; sisters, Faye Fair, Knoxville, Betty Jones, Terri Norton, both of Kodak, Kathy McCroskey, Debbie Vineyard, Joyce Parker, all of Strawberry Plains; brothers, David, Jim, Bill, Paul, Wayne Northern, all of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Betty Stipes, Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Randy Webb officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Saturday morning at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
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. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery 3:15 p.m. Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. graveside service and interment, Dr. Mike Ramage officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Johnny Wright, Richard Wright, James Carol Starnes, Jim Painter, Ed Bryson, Hal Huggins, Denny Griswold. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
WEAVER, HARLEY X. - age 93, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998. He was a member of Gayland Heights Baptist Church. Retired from Kern's Bakery. Preceded in death by grandchildren, Pamela Marshall, Scott Childress; sons-in-law, Fred Woods, Charles Smith. Survivors: wife, Jessie L. Weaver; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Dee Weaver, Irvine, Calif.; daughters, June Woods, Carolyn Marshall, Brenda Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Childress; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Cupp; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Chuck Webb officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gayland Heights Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
WEBBER, GERALD ALLEN- 52, of Andersonville, Tenn., died Thursday at Methodist Medical Center. Born January 8, 1946, in Andersonville, Tenn. Retired from Dico and Titan Tire Company, Clinton, Tenn. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Powell. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Webber; son, Allen S. Webber. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Meredith Webber; one son, Kevin Webb in U.S. Marine Corps in Camp LeJeune, N.C.; mother, Grace Webber of Clinton; mother-in-law, Alma Meredith of Andersonville; sisters, Kathy Vanhuss of Lake City, Tenn.; Sandra Murray of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5-8, Sunday, May 10, 1998 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, with Rev. Lester Mullins, Rev. Perry Duncan and Rev. Ken Abbott officiating. Burial 11 a.m., Monday, May 11, 1998 at Sunset Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
WHITE, DAVID MELVIN - age 57, of 661 Hwy. 68, Valley View Apartments, Sweetwater, passed away 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Preceded in death by father, T.G. White. Survivors: wife, Brenda White; sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Louise White, Loudon, David and Mary White, Danny White, all of Sweetwater; four grandchildren; mother, Nell White, Madisonville; sisters, Gena Williams, Madisonville, Phyllis Leming, Maryville; brothers, Leon White, Sweetwater, Charles White, Greenback, Larry White, Sweetwater, Bill White, Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Calloway Nichols, Rev. Chris Worley officiating. Interment in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.