Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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ALLEN, F. CURTIS - age 94, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 11, 1998, at his home. Member of Church Street United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee; past chairman of the Board of Stewarts; former senior vice president and trust officer of United American Bank (formerly the Hamilton National Bank); director and chairman of the Board of Sterchi Brothers; former director of Miller's of Knoxville and Chattanooga, Appalachian National Life Insurance Co., National Bank of Newport, Tenn. and Benco Plastics; former chairman of budget committee of United Fund; former trustee and treasurer of Dulin Art Gallery; and former president of the Orginial City Club. Attended the University of Tennessee and member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Received honorary doctorate degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College. Preceded in death by wife, Flavella Woosley Allen. Survived by brother, Russell E. Allen of Knoxville; nephew, Richard C. Allen of Atlanta, Ga.; nieces, Betty A. Gilliland of Knoxville and Emily Jane Sams of Warner Robbins, Ga.; special friends, C. Clark Lotspeich and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Tate. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Dr. William Fowler officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rejoice TV, c/o Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

BRADLEY, ESTELLA T. - age 85, of LaFollette, Tenn., went to be with the Lord May 10, 1998. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas Lee Bradley and brother, Conde Trowbridge. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Ronnie Helton of Beauford, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Judy Bradley of Caryville, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and James Smith of Knoxville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Ann Bradley of LaFollette, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Al Collingsworth of Caryville, Tenn.; stepchildren, Robert Bradley of Nashville, Tenn., Anna Elkins and Betty Seay, both of Knoxville, Tenn., Wayne Bradley of Crossville, Tenn.; brothers, Virgil Trowbridge of LaFollette, Tenn., Kenneth Trowbridge of Monroe, Mich.; sisters, Evelyn Lawson of Monroe, Mich., Blanche Edwards of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mary Greenwood of Jacksboro, Tenn.; grandchildren, Scott Helton of Knoxville, Tenn., Eric Helton of Beauford, S.C., Rachel Jennings of Monroe, Mich., Rebekah and Adam Bradley of Caryville, Tenn. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Cross Funeral Home, Rev. Deton Cochran and Rev. Richard Howard officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, at Woodward Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cross Chapel. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

CAVETT, JIM - 91, of Christian St., Philadelphia, died Monday, May 11, 1998, at Harriman Hospital. He was of Methodist faith and preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Thompson Cavett. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Allen Clinton of Philadelphia; two granddaughters, June Millsaps, Philadelphia and Catherine Anderson, Knoxville; four great-grandchildren, David Anderson, Damian Crawford, Ashley and Andrew Summers. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. David Jackson and Rev. Charles Fritts officiating. Interment Loudon Co. Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

DALTON, EULA - age 87, of Rutledge, passed away Sunday afternoon, at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Horace Dalton; and daughter, Imogene Turley. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Louise and U.L. Reagan of Rutledge; grandchildren, Sharon Daugherty of Friendsville, Danny Turley and Gary Reagan of Rutledge; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clyde Lakin and Rev. David Collins officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grainger Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

EMERT, ANDREW M. - age 69, of the Hardin Valley Community, passed away Monday morning, May 11, 1998. Member and inactive deacon of Ridgedale Baptist Church, member of Masonic Lodge #133. Preceded in death by mother, Nellie Emert; brother, Daniel Emert. Survived by wife, Joan Strange Emert; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Stanley Keim of Indiana, Andrea and David Bowel of Knoxville; daughters, Yvette Bittle and Kelly Lindley of Knoxville; father, Roy Emert; five grandchildren; mother-in-law, Hester Strange. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. Family and friends will meet Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at Roseberry Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Mike Kinkead and Rev. George Merriman officiating. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Avenue. 

EVANS, MS. SUSIE BELL - age 75, of 1615 Boyd St., passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at her home. She was the last born to the late Samuel and Minnie Evans on April 15, 1923. She serviced the Knoxville Community as a well-known beautician for many years. She leaves to mourn her passing: two nieces and two nephews, Doris and Amos Payne of Atlanta, Ga., Rollie and Donnie Hanson of Atlanta, Ga., Henrietta Scott of Las Vegas, Nevada and Nathaniel Evans of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a host of great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Bush Grove Baptist Church from 1:30-2 p.m. with the funeral to follow, Rev. Charles McAfee officiating. Interment at Crestview Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

FOY, BERNARD LOUIS - age 86, of Winter Park, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, died May 11, 1998. Born in Merom, Ind. Graduate of University of Indiana and the University of Illinois Library School. He was an elder of Second Presbyterian Church. He retired from TVA in 1972 after 30 years, where he was director of the Technical Libraries. He was active in many civic organizations and was the president of the Knoxville Kiwanis Club. He resumed his library career in Florida, where he became the assistant librarian at the University of Central Florida for 10 years. Again he was an elder in his church, Maitland Presbyterian Church, and active in many civic organizations. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn M. Foy; daughter and her husband, Evelyn and Harry Moorefield of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son and his wife, David and Karen Foy of Knoxville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be Thursday in Winter Park, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Tennessee Alzheimer's Association, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. 

HACKWORTH, LILLIAN GRACE - age 79, March 17, 1919-May 11, 1998, died Monday morning, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville. Member of South Clinton Baptist Church, Clinton. Preceded in death by parents, William L. and Dora Hackworth; brothers, Hugh, George, Frank, Mack, Clyde and Lonas Hackworth; sisters, Clara Hackworth and Allie Spessard. Survived by brother, William L. Hackworth of Alcoa; seven nieces and four nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel. Interment to follow at McCarty's Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be given to South Clinton Baptist Church, 1000 Clinch Avenue, Clinton, TN 37716. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road. 

HARMON, RUSSELL F. - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away May 11, 1998, at Jefferson City Health and Rehab Center. Member of Second United Methodist Church, Masters Lodge #244 F.& A.M., Scottish Rite, and Shrine Temple, veteran of World War II, D of A, and former advisor of Knoxville Chapter of DeMolay. Preceded in death by wife, Gwen Harmon and father, John W. Harmon. Survivors: mother Gertrude Harmon; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Connie Harmon; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several other relatives and friends. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Rusty Taylor and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Highland Memorial Cemetery. Military honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HUFFAKER, JOYCE TEAGUE - of Redford, Mich., died May 10, 1998. Survived by husband, Luther Huffaker; children, Linda Haack, Kenneth Huffaker, and Pamela Adams; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Baker Yarberry, Knoxville; brother, Dale Teague, Maryville; and sister-in-law, Mildred Barnes, Knoxville. Funeral service and interment in Michigan. 

IRVINE, DR. STEPHEN S. - Ph.D of Economics - age 63, of Knoxville, passed away Monday morning at his home. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Retired from T.V.A. after many years of service as a budget officer. Survived by wife of 43 years, Sara B. Irvine, Knoxville; daughters and son-in-law, Sandra and Michael Krusenklaus of Richmond, Va., Susan Irvine, Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughters, Amy Haynes, Lauren and Rachel Krusenklaus, all of Richmond, Va. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

McMAHAN, SALLIE B. - age 52, died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at her home. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother and a member of Marble City Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Claude Allen and Ruby Mae Byrum; and sisters, Clara Coletto and Doris Jones. She is survived by husband, Dewey C. McMahan; sons, James A. McMahan and wife, Sharon and Dewey C. McMahan II and wife, Mitzi; daughters, Gail Chessher and husband, Nick and Sandra Compton; brothers, George, Robert, John and Luther Byrum; sisters, Katherine Robinson, Martha Eldridge, Betty Mitchell, and Jo Ann Tharpe; six grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Robby, Peyton, Dakota and Alyssa; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 12, 1998, from 6-8 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at 12 p.m. at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike with Pastor Jim Webb officiating. Arrangements made by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

MORTON, PAUL L. ''DUDE'' - age 87, of Maryville, passed away Sunday morning, May 10, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Retired from ALCOA with 44 years of service and a member of the 25 Year Club. Preceded in death by wife, Ruby Mae Harrill Morton; son-in-law, Warren Keller. Survivors: daughter, Alice Faye Keller of Maryville; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Angela and Gary Brainard of Maple Valley, Wash., Teresa and Cliff Maples of Maryville; grandson, Tim Keller of Maryville; great-grandchildren, Justin Maples, Joshua Maples, Alicia Brainard, Gary Brainard III; many special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at East Maryville Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday for graveside service and interment, Rev. Carl White officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

NEWMAN, STELLA SPENCER CLARK - age 85, of 841 Rutledge Pike, Blaine, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 9, 1998, at her home. She was formerly of Morristown and White Pine. Widow of the late George Duncan Spencer and Fred Newman. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy D. Hawk; her parents, Dolph and Laura Smith Clark; sisters, Belle Odell and Anna Jarnigan; brother, John F. Clark. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are brother and sister-in-law, Creed and Mary Ruth Clark of Newport; brother-in-law, Howard Jarnigan of Blaine; faithful companion, Spanky-Do-Little; nieces and nephews, Nancy J. and Ray Boling, with whom she made her home, Carolyn and Gene Quarles, Bettye and Dale Overholt, Margaret and June Miller, David Clark, Steve Clark, Mark and Judith Clark, Jerry Jarnigan and Gerald and Judy Odell; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Farrar's White Pine Chapel with Rev. Lewis Thomas and Mrs. Carolyn Quarles officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30-8 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Hamblen Memorial Gardens. Farrars of White Pine in charge of arrangements. 

PENN, ISOBEL LUKE McILWAINE - of West Knoxville, died May 9, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. Widow of Dr. Jarrell Penn and Dr. Richard McIlwaine. Preceded in death by daughter, Elizabeth Read McIlwaine Parten. Survivors: daughter, Margaret McIlwaine Peacock, Toronto, Ontario; stepdaughter, Mary Penn Drinkard Key and husband, Jesse, Knoxville; grandchildren, Barry, Peggy, Bob, and Deb Peacock, Richard, Cary and Erin Parten, Mary Beth and Kevin Cooney; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth McVeity, Vancouver, B.C.; several nieces and nephews, including Henry McIlwaine, Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside and interment services. Dr. Dent Davis III officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Tennessee Children's Hospital, 2018 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

RIDDLE, SHAWN CARSON - age 24, of Friendsville, died Sunday, May 10, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He grew up in Hillcrest Baptist Church where he was a member of the youth group and taught Sunday School classes. He was currently a member of Friendsville First Baptist Church. He was also an organ donor. Preceded in death by his grandfathers, Stanley Garner and Charles Riddle. Survivors: wife, Tonya Wills Riddle; daughter, Chelsea Mariah Riddle of Maryville; stepson, Tyler Stephen Sloan of Friendsville; parents, Bobby and Freda Riddle of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Chadwick Scott and Bethany Riddle of Maryville; grandmother, Ruth Garner of Maryville; grandparents, Anna Mae and Royal Beaty of Walland; mother-in-law, Jama Reischling of Seymour; father-in-law, Larry Wills of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Stephanie Wills of Seymour. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 1998, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Rev. Carl White and Rev. Mark Grubb officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. West Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

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. 

ROBERTS, CAROL JEAN - 49, of Clinton, Tenn., died Monday at her home. Born March 22, 1949, in Anderson County, Tenn. She was a member of Glory Way Baptist Church. Her hobbies were spending time with her grandchildren and watching auto racing. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Humphrey. Survivors include sons, Tim and wife, Angie Lynch of Clinton, Tenn., Tony and wife, Michelle Lynch of Clinton; grandchildren, Morgan Faith Lynch and Dustin Ray Lynch, both of Clinton; mother, Imogene Humphrey Hamilton of Clinton; sisters, Rebecca Riggs of Kinston, N.C., Pam Wilson of Knoxville; brothers, Bernie Humphrey, Donnie and wife, Sandra Humphrey, Ricky and wife, Kim Humphrey, all of Clinton; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Cookie Turner of Clinton and Pattie Stooksbury of Maynardville, Tenn. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel with Rev. Jess Ward officiating. Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. 

ROBERTS, IRL W. - age 78, of Maryville, died Monday, May 11, 1998, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church, retired from ALCOA and a member of the 25 Year Service Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Dunlap Roberts; parents, George D. and Laura Myers Roberts; brother, Roy Roberts. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Jerry Guthrie of Knoxville; grandsons, Dee, Daniel and David Guthrie; sisters, Mary Ella Roberts of Maryville, Lois Berry of Benton, Ark.; brother, Dr. George Roberts of Nashville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at Grandview Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

ROBERTSON, MR. JAMES ''BUDDY'' -age 92, of 4 Apache Trail, Winchester, Ky., formerly of Lenoir City, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 1998, at Winchester Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Preceded in death by wife, Neva Anna Lou Robertson. A native of Lenoir City, Tenn. He was the son of the late W.O. and Cora Donaldson Robertson. He was a retired railroad conductor and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Log Lick Christian Church, Clark County. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Bruin, Lexington, Ky.; three grandchildren, Ricky Robertson, Winchester, James B. Robertson, Cincinnati, Ohio and Heather Bruin, Lexington, Ky.; brothers, Harold B. Robinson, Nashville, Tenn. and Cletis S. Robinson, Goose Creek, S.C.; sister, Thelma Clark, Knoxville; four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Andrew Robertson, Olive Hill and Kara Robertson-Wilkes, Florence, Ky. and Holly Robertson, Winchester, Ky. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Ailor Mortuary. Graveside service will follow at Skaggs Cemetery, Maynardville, Rev. James Capps officiating. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville. 

SMITH, BILLY W. (SNUFFY) - 57, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Monday, May 11, 1998, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was of the Christian faith. He was employed by Norfolk Southern Railway for 34 years, where he had made many good friends. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. Preceded in death by father, James W. (Bill) Smith. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Martie and Allen Bruner; grandchildren who he loved very much, Zachary and Whitney; mother, Martha (Crick) Smith, all of Strawberry Plains; aunt, Ruby Smith; special cousins, Shirley Stansberry, Betty Jo Boling, Jackie Gann and a very special cousin, Denny (Deno) Gann; special friends, Donald (Stud) Riley and Everette Stansberry. A special thanks to Dr. Wahid Hanna and his staff, Randy, Lisa, Sonny and Teresa, also a special thanks to the 6th floor nurses at U.T. Hospital. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Fielden Chapel conducted by the Elks Lodge. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, Strawberry Plains Cemetery with Revs. R.J. Seals and Ronnie Beeler officiating. Pallbearers: George Atkins, Grover Honeycutt, Donnie Riley, Terry Mutta, Everette Stansberry, and Denny Gann. Honorary pallbearers: Billy Pilant, Donald Duck, Mack Mull, Bob Fields, Dennis Gann, Rodney Belts, Leon Smith, and J.C. McCall. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

WILLARD, GEORGE B. - of Knoxville, passed away early Monday morning, May 11, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Norwood United Methodist Church and several Masonic Orders. U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Owner of Willard Body Works for 37 years. Preceded in death by parents; three brothers; two sisters; and only daughter, Sandra Lois Willard. Survivors: wife of 56 years, Hazel Bales Willard; nephews, H. Douglas Willard, Knoxville, Don Rackard, Knoxville, Joseph Willard, Colorado Springs. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday with services immediately following at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, 2300 W. Adair Dr. in Knoxville with Rev. Kenneth B. Greene and Rev. Ron Allen officiating. Family and friends will meet at the entrance of Highland Memorial Cemetery, Sutherland Avenue at 10:45 a.m. Thursday for graveside service and interment at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House or East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home.

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