Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BOOTHE, MATTIE J. - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday,
May 9, 1998, at her home. A loving wife, mother and grandmother who had
a great love for bingo and fishing. She was a homemaker and believed in
the Presbyterian faith. A native of Richmond, Va., residing in Knoxville
since 1954. Preceded in death by parents and several stepbrothers and stepsisters.
Survived by husband, Gilliam D. Boothe, Jr.; two sons, Gilliam D. Boothe
III and wife, Emma of Knoxville, George Thomas Rochelle and wife, Prudence
of Durham, N.C.; two daughters, Shirley D. Lynn and husband, Frank of Hillsboro,
N.C., Sharon D. Lakins and husband, Luther of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends; longtime
friend, Rachel Dixon of Knoxville. The family will receive friends at 6
p.m. Sunday and Monday at McCarty Mortuary. On Wednesday the family will
receive friends at 6 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham, N.C. Family
and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Ferrell Cemetery in Durham,
N.C. for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Bob Redmond officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a respectful charity. Arrangements
by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
CREASY, RUSSEL GAINES - age 74, of Roswell, Ga., formerly of Knoxville, Tenn., died May 8, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Marian B. Creasy; daughter, Susan Creasy Myers of Atlanta; son, Richard Gaines Creasy of Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Johnnye Boyles of Charleston, W.Va., Emma Lee of Anawalt, W.Va., Lucille Stauffer of Kingsport, Tenn.; brother, Alfred Creasy of Clovis, Calif.; and two grandchildren, James Russell Myers and John Richard Myers. Graveside service will be held Monday, May 11, 1998, at 11 a.m. in Arlington Memorial Park, Dr. D. Scott Weimer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square Suite B, Fayetteville, GA 30215 or The American Heart Association, 1685 Terrell Mill Rd., Marietta, GA 30067. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors, 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy., (404) 255-8511.
CROSS, CARL THOMAS - age 9, of 804 Summer St., Loudon, died 2:10 a.m. Saturday at U.T. Hospital of injuries received in a bicycle accident. Survivors: mother, Debroah Carr Cross; father, Clifford Cross; sister, Vanessa Coronado; brothers, David, Gabriel and Stephen Coronado; grandparents, Marie Parton, Lewis and Sally Bishop; dear friend, Johnnie Mae Gryder, all of Loudon; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. David Houser and Rev. Rick Harrell officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home.
DEAN, MRS. LOU ELLEN - age 86, of Knoxville, died 8 a.m. Friday, May 8, 1998, at the family home. Survivors: daughter, Rheta Delepine, Alta Lane, Calif.; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; sister, Inez Ware, Knoxville; sister-in-law, Frances McGhee, Mascot; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge of arrangements.
DUGGINS, CAMERON ALLAN - age 53, died May 7, 1998, Cookeville Regional Hospital. Survived by sister, Linda Duggins, Greeneville, Tenn.; other special friends from Greeneville, Nashville, Tenn. and New Orleans, La. and Cookeville, Tenn.; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends, Keith Andrus and Jerry Buck. Remains are at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home, 59 N. Jefferson, Cookeville, Tenn., where funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon 3 p.m. CST, with burial in the Cookeville Cemetery. Arrangements by Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home, Cookeville, TN (931) 526-6111.
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. 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, Rev. Thomas Markwood officiating. Pallbearers: Larry Dougherty, Gary Shular, Billy Ray Finchum, Jr., Barry Haynes, George Dougherty, and Michael Shular. Honorary pallbearers, Rodney Haynes and Mitchell Dougherty. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
WRIGHT, ISAAC L. - 76, of New Market, passed away Saturday, May 9, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church for 60 years and a retired Magnavox employee. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Fielden Chapel. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rocky Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
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. Interment will be 2 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Frank Clabo officiating. 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. Arrangements by 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. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
GOWAN, JOHN WILSON - age 70, of Sweetwater, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at the family home after a lengthy illness. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. He was a parts manager for the P. and N. Chevrolet of Sweetwater. Retired from the Sweetwater City School System having served 22 years as a sixth grade teacher. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #292, also Scottish Rite Kerbela Temple. Lifetime member of the Sweetwater VFW Goal Post #5156. He was a member of the Sweetwater American Legion Post 106. He was charter member of the Sweetwater Optimist Club. Preceded in death by parents, Benton and Ruby Gowan. Survivors include wife, Maxine Walker Gowan, Sweetwater; sons, John Gowan, Jr., San Diego, Calif., Don Gowan, Abingdon, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Steve Tallent, Madisonville; three grandchildren, Julie, Jill, and Joe Tallent, Madisonville; brother and sister-in-law, Ernest G. and Marty Reeves, Lewisburg, Va.; special cousin, Bill and his wife, Jane Gowan of Fayetteville, Tenn. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Anderson McCulley officiating. Interment to follow in the Edgemon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater or the American Cancer Society.
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 with Rev. Tony Richy officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Arrangements by 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. She was a faithful and the oldest member of Halls Primitive Baptist Church and was retired from Eli Witt Company after 44 years of service. Survived by husband, Sam Hardman; son, Ralph Turner and daughter-in-law, Jean Turner; grandchildren, Debbie James, Gary Turner, Teresa Latham and Mark Turner; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Justin Turner, Brittany and Jeremiah Latham and Haley Turner; several nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends and neighbors. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Elder Bill Berry and Elder Charles Taylor officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 11:30 a.m. Monday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for an interment service at 12 noon. Pallbearers: David Sharp, Richard Petree, Jimmy Petree, Dennis Branson, Doug Shelton, and Vance Harmon, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or Halls Primitive Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's.
HEADRICK, W.T. ''TOMMY'' - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, May 8, 1998. He was a member of Woodward Lodge F.& A.M. #0737 as a 32nd Degree Mason. Member of Scottish Rite. Survivor of the USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95). Survivors: wife, Katie Headrick; daughters, Nancy Burkhardt, Charlotte Headrick; grandchildren, Bailey and Fletcher Burkhardt; sister, Ernestine Cunningham; special friend, Cricket Cannon; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to Alzheimer's Disease Disorder. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
HUTCHINS, LETA INEZ MASONER - 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). Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
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. 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 active member of Magnolia Ave. United Methodist Church and participated in many areas of the church, including the Chancel Choir. Retired from Rohm & Haas after 35 years. Member of Aluminum Brick and Glass AFL-CIO CLC Local 90. Preceded in death by parents, Dr. George M. and Gladys Smith Kelley; brother, George M. Kelley, Jr. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat and Ruth Ann Kelley of Hampton, Va., Tom and Georgia Kelley, Powell, Tenn.; niece, Pamela Celeste and husband, Rick Gatz; and niece, Erin Kelley; nephews, Kevin Kelley and Michael Kelley. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Ave. United Methodist Church, Rev. H. Walter Willis, Rev. Bob Bostic, Rev. Jack Kelley and Father Renfro Sproul officiating. Interment service will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers: C.A. (Buzz) Kelley, Michael Kelley, Doug Kelley, Charles Kelley, Charles Bishop, Harvey Sproul and Dean Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Magnolia Ave. United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Alcohol Anonymous Association at Trinity United Methodist Church, Western Ave. or Erin Presbyterian Church on Lockett Rd., Knoxville. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
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.
LaRUE, MISS CATHERINE - 70, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was a member of Lynnwood United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Homer and Helen LaRue; sister, Lucille Smith; and a nephew, Jerry Hawkins. Survived by sisters, Ruth Hawkins and Mary LaRue; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery 11 a.m. Monday for a graveside service, Rev. Harvey Brown officiating. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's.
LOONEY, DELZIA DUFF - 90, of Knoxville, passed away May 9, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of First Baptist Church of Concord. Preceded in death by husband, Freeman L. Looney and infant son; parents, W.J. and Laura Duff; and brothers, Leroy and Ray Duff. Survivors: sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and James Lackey of Knoxville, Vada and Rev. James Parton of Lenoir City; sister, Freda Fielden of Florida; sisters-in-law, Drucilla Duff, Helen Fritts and Tootsie Orr; several nieces and nephews. Service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 11 a.m. Tuesday for a graveside service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
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.
MAYNARD, RANDELL J. - age 37, of 3128 Niles Ferry Rd., Vonore, passed away 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of First Church of God of Athens. Survivors: mother, Mary Faye Maynard Cook; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Jimmy Anthony, Donita and Don Cordell, Jerretta and J.C. Bowers, Ellen and Tony Watkins, Rita Rogers, all of Madisonville, Rhonda and Kenny Hunt, Sweetwater; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Marlena Maynard, Danny and Jane Maynard, all of Sweetwater, Rick Maynard, Vonore; several nieces and nephews; fiancee', Barbara Huskin, Vonore. Preceded in death by father, Jack W. Maynard. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Thomas Carroll and Rev. Ollie Lankford officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Hopewell Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
MILLIGAN, JOHN WILLIAM, JR. - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, May 8, 1998, at his residence. Lifelong native of Knox County. Retired from Pilot Oil Company. Member of Loveland Baptist Church. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Rod and Sandy Milligan of Knoxville, Mark and Terri Milligan of Morristown; three grandsons; three sisters, Margaret Coffey, Polly Alberts and Helen Beal. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. at Eastview Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Dr.
NEAL, THELMA IMOGENE - age 82, of Knoxville, departed this life on Thursday, May 7, 1998, at her home. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she served faithfully until illness prevented her from attending. Preceded in death by husband, James E. Neal. She leaves to celebrate her homegoing: sons, Umar Saddiq of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Charles (Corrie) Neal and Frank Neal of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter, Patricia (Gary) Miller of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Kate Henderson of Knoxville, Tenn.; brothers, Rev. Charles (Tequincy) McGhee of Knoxville, Tenn., Rev. Robert (Betty) McGhee of Maryville, Tenn. and John (Daisy) McGhee of Alcoa, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Flora Etter of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother-in-law, Robert Jackson of Louisville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Stacy Milbourne of Withams, Va., Maurice McAllister of Florence, S.C., Chekesha (Al) Colley, Steve and Sonya Neal, Gary Miller of Knoxville, Tenn. and Catherine Saddiq of Loudon, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and caring friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at New Hope Baptist Church from 6-6:30 p.m. with the funeral to follow. Elder Joe B. Maddox will be officiating. Interment at Highland South Memorial Cemetery on Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at 10 a.m. Family will be at 2048 E. Fifth Ave. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
NEWMAN, STELLA SPENCER CLARK - age 86, of 841 Rutledge Pike, Blaine, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 9, 1998, at her home. Body was removed to the funeral home from where arrangements will be announced later. Farrars of White Pine in charge of arrangements.
OWNBY, MASIE JANE HUSKEY - 73, of Pigeon Forge, died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Survivors: husband, Charles Earl Ownby; daughters and son-in-law, Patricia and David McCarter, Brenda Stout, Barbara Susan McCarter; sons and daughter-in-law, Jim Ownby, Craig and Rose Ownby; grandchildren, Vickie Reeves, Jamie McCarter, B.J. Stout, Tamara Masie Ownby, Jordan Ownby; great-grandchildren, Courtney Reeves; sister, Elizabeth McCarter; many other relatives and friends. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Interment 10 a.m. Monday in Glades Cemetery. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
RAMSEY, DENNIS HINTON LEE - age 55, of Talbott, Tenn., passed away suddenly 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 1998, at his home results of a heart attack. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City.
RAY, WILLIAM F. ''BILL'' - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Saturday morning, May 9, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Second Baptist Church. Devoted husband to Elsie H. Ray. Loving father to son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Annie Maud Ray of South Haven, Miss.; daughter, Gloria Ray of Knoxville, daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gorman Christine of New Bern, N.C., and daughter and son-in-law, Johnnie Sue and Harry Brown of Baxter, Tenn. Loyal brother to Genie Ray of Santa Ana, Calif. and departed sisters, Louella Ray and Marianna Nations. He was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and was loved by numerous nieces and nephews. His sense of humor and great personality will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Chapel, Dr. Carl Simons and Rev. Thomas Gatton officiating. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
ROACH, MR. CHARLES ALEXANDER - 80, of 55 Beverly Drive, husband of the late Mrs. Mary Martin Sherrill Roach, died Friday night in Durham Regional Hospital. Mr. Roach was a native of Danville, Va. and a graduate of George Washington High School. He attended Hampden Sydney College and was a veteran of WW II. Mr. Roach was a resident of Durham for 55 years and the president and owner of Model Laundry and Cleaners until 1982. He was a past officer with the Durham Housing Authority and a past officer with the Durham Merchants Association. Mr. Roach was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of the Durham Rotary Club for 52 years. He was charter member of the Iron Dukes and a member of the Hope Valley Country Club. He was an avid hunter, golfer, and fisherman. Mr. Roach was preceded in death by his three siblings, Mary Roach, Lewis Roach and Betsy Roach, all of Danville. Graveside memorial service will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in Maplewood Cemetery by the Rev. H. Gray Southern. Surviving are his children, Nancy Roach Daugherty and husband, Dennis of Durham, Charles Alexander Roach, Jr. of Durham, William Allen Roach and wife, Hanley of Knoxville, Tenn. and John Wesley Roach and wife, Dede of Charlotte; and nine grandchildren. The family will receive friends Monday night from 7-9 p.m. at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Property Preservation Fund of Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 N. Church St., Durham, NC 27701 or to the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, 7 Woodlawn Green, Charlotte, NC.
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. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Charles Parker officiating. Pallbearers: Chris Perry, Matthew Rucker, Don Reynolds, Michael Lazenby, Scott and Alan Robertson. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue.
SMITH, CAROLYN - 88, originally from Memphis, a Knoxvillian for 42 years and a resident of Columbus, Ga. since 1990, where she passed from this life Thursday morning, May 7, 1998. Married to Marion R. ''Turkey'' Smith for 50 years, who preceded her in death, April 17, 1978. Survived by three children, all graduates of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, LTC (Retired) Billy R. Smith of Columbus, Ga., Marion R. Smith, Jr. of Burlington, N.C. and Linda ''Snuffy'' Smith of Knoxville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Smith of Irvine, Calif. She was a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Summer Ave. Chapter, Memphis. Since 1948, when she and her husband came to Knoxville, she was a member of First Christian Church, 211 West Fifth Ave., where services will be held on Monday, May 11. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Monday at the church. Dr. R. Thomas Hunter, will lead the funeral service beginning at 2, followed by burial at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the First Christian Church Playground Fund. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
SWANN, SARA CATON - age 78, of Dandridge, passed away Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Preceded in death by husband, Albert Swann; and daughter, Sara Frances Swann. She was a member of the Dandridge First United Methodist Church and was a retired school teacher of the Jefferson Co. Board of Education. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Rick and Jo Nodell of Knoxville; grandchildren, Adrienne, Haley, Amelia and Hannah Nodell; sister, Irma Caton of Denton, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, B.D. and Edna Caton of Newport; nephew, Ben Caton of Johnson City; niece, Susan Krueger of Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews of the Swann family. Funeral service Monday 5 p.m. at the Dandridge First United Methodist Church with Rev. Hugh Kilgore officiating. Interment graveside services Tuesday 10 a.m. at Union Cemetery in Newport, Tenn. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon 3:30-5 p.m. at the church prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Dandridge First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Dandridge, TN 37725. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
TAYLOR, SHIRLEY PLEMONS - age 60, widow of Floyd R. Taylor, of 307 Atkins Road, Madisonville, passed away 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 1998, at her home. Member of Bible Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter, Katherine Martin; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Nancy Taylor, Ronnie and Barbara Taylor, all of Madisonville; grandchildren and spouses, Cynthia and Kevin Kiser, Billy and Sherry Taylor, Dwight and Kim Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, Jason Taylor, Tracy and Tony Brooks, all of Madisonville; great-grandchildren, Austin, Kelsie and Dylan Taylor; sisters, Alice Hawkins, Ballplay, Jean May, South Carolina, Mildred Plemons, California, Judy Mann, Georgia; brothers, George Lewis Plemons, Jr., Washington, Bobby Dean Plemons, Greenback, Thomas Gordon Plemons, Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Belvia Ramsey Plemons; sister, Barbara Steele. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. John Kiser officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Bible Baptist Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
THOMAS, IVA CARTER - age 82, of Harriman, passed away Friday, May 8, 1998, at Roane Medical Center. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, member of Laurel Chapter Eastern Star, retired from Burlington Hosiery Mill. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. Dewey Thomas on December 19, 1986; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Thomas. Survivors: son, Bob Gene Thomas of Silver Springs, Md.; sons and daughters-in-law, Virgil and Barbara Thomas of Harriman, Floyd and Betty Thomas of Hixon, Tenn.; sisters, Pearl Hendrickson of Harriman, Fannie Schubert of Kingston, Dolly Schubert of Richmond, Ind.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Ralph Nance and Rev. Winfred Sluder officiating. Interment in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.
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.
WRIGHT, EARL E. - age 68, of Kingston, passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon at the Harriman Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City.