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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 Stewards, 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 Original 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 Rev. 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. 

BRABSON, GEORGE R., SR. - of Maryville, departed this life on Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

BRIGHT, LAURA - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 12, 1998. Member of Fairview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charlie L. Bright. Survivors: step-son and wife, Charles F. and Jean Bright; step-grandchildren, William (Billy) Bright and Sherry Shindelar; sister, Roxie Moore; brother, Obie West; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Fairview Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday for graveside service, Rev. Keith Weaver officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

BRUMMETT, CLARENCE E. - age 92, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 1998. He was a member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by wife, Lena; and daughter, Esther McNamara. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Claude and Margaret Brummett of Hutchinson, Kansas, Clyde and Billie Brummett of Winslow, Arizona; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Gerda and Charlie Cross. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel. Interment 1 p.m. Friday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday before the service at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 

CAREY, MRS. PEARLIE L. - one of Greeneville's oldest citizens, who celebrated her 103rd birthday on September 28, 1997, died Monday, May 11, 1998, at Takoma Adventist Hospital following an illness of two months. She was a resident of Hickory Drive. She was a native of Sevier County, living in the Sugarlands area of what is now a part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Her family said she was the happiest when she could travel and share her sewing and cooking skills with her friends and family. She was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by a daughter, Dot Carey; a son-in-law, Rev. James D. Allen, both of Greeneville, Tenn.; a step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Mary and Terry Huskey of Bloomington, Ind.; eight step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren and several step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, S.G. Carey; daughter, Bonnie Carey Allen; parents, Dave and Nancy Ogle Newman; two pioneer families of Sevier County; step-daughters and step-sons-in-law, Stella and Tom Newman, Opal and Earl Huskey of Gatlinburg; three sisters and six brothers. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 1998, at Middle Creek Cemetery in Sevier County with Rev. Melvin Carr officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the service. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. 

CROWDER, DOROTHY HELEN - of Knoxville, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998. Last living charter member of Hiwassee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Loudon, and the Sunday School Hour of The Lord's Chapel Church. Retired from Postal Service with 38 years service. Survivors: sisters, Rachel Walker of Chattanooga and Ruth Richards of Knoxville; nieces, Sarah Hardin of Charlotte, N.C., and William (Bill) Crowder of Maryville. Memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lord's Chapel Church with Rev. Shirley Delap officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Lord's Chapel Church, PO Box 51382, Knoxville, TN 37960. Family will receive friends following the service at the Lord's Chapel Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

DAVIS, JAMES STEVEN - age 43, of Knoxville, passed away May 11, 1998, at home. He was of the Baptist faith. Member of Masonic Lodge. Member IBEW Local 760. Preceded in death by father, Jim Davis. Survivors: mother, Eleanor Loraine Davis; children, Steven and Josh Davis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Mike Hemphill, Pam and Jim Lewis, Becky Cash, Laura and Greg Zeronian; brother, Mark Davis; uncle, Lincoln Davis; and several other family members. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Thursday for graveside services at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

DOUGLAS, PEGGY L. - age 69, of 507 Charles Ave., Sidney, Ohio, died 10:30 p.m. May 11, 1998, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney. She was born November 4, 1928, in Alcoa, to the late John Taylor and Byrd (Ball) Taylor. She married George E. Douglas on February 14, 1948. He died April 5, 1995. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sidney and the Ladies Wilson Hospital Auxiliary. She was a dental assistant for Dr. William Ogle for 20 years in Sidney before retiring in 1993. Survivors: son, John Douglas of Bradford, Ohio; daughter, Mrs. Dale (Lisa) Wooddell of Sidney, Ohio; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 1998, at Cromes Funeral Home with Rev. Heth H. Corl and Rev. Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, Ohio, also on Thursday. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cromes 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 Bower 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 Ave. 

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. 

FUNK, ANDREW CLARENCE - age 84, of Nashville, died Monday afternoon. He was a graduate and lifelong member of Auburn University. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an electrical engineer with TVA for 36 years and an active member of the Engineers Association of Nashville. He was a member of Christ the King Church since 1957, a member of the Catholic Foundation, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Julia Wiatt Funk; and son, John Frederick Funk. He is survived by his son, Father Wiatt Andrew Funk, who is pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in Murfreesboro; his daughter-in-law, Margaret Weaver Funk; and grandchildren, Jennifer Ann Funk, Adam Lewis Funk and Michael Andrew Funk. The reception of the body will be 4 p.m. and the vigil service is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. The funeral mass will be 11 a.m. at Christ the King. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Rose Church for his grandchildren's education fund. Roesch-Patton Austin, Bracey & Charlton. 244-6480. 

GALYON, PAUL EUGENE - age 68, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Bell's Chapel Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War. Preceded in death by his father, Ollie Galyon; mother, Gladys Galyon; brother, Ray Galyon; sister-in-law, Louise Galyon. Survivors: wife of 51 years, Lillie (Dude) Galyon; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Wendell Whitted; special granddaughter, Kelly Rae Ogle; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Kim Galyon; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eddie and Georgia Johnson; sister-in-law, Helen Ownby and husband, Clyde; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Dallas Gibson and Rev. Doyle Seals officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday in Highland South Cemetery with Rev. Ben Whitted officiating. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. 

GREER, RUBY - age 86, of Knoxville, joined her grandson, Darrell Northcutt, in Heaven on May 12, 1998. She was a long standing member of West Haven Baptist Church. Survived by husband, Ernest Greer; daughter, Beverly Northcutt; son, Dr. Jack Greer; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Margaret McMahan and Jack and Lucille Weaver. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. John Crawford officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Thursday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Haven Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund, 651 Matlock Rd., Knoxville, TN 37921. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

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 with Rev. Greg Howard officiating. 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. 

HILL, VERNON C. - age 82, of Lenoir City, passed away Monday afternoon, May 11, 1998, at the Loudon Health Care Center. Vernon was a member of New Vision Praise and Worship Center. A member of Carpenter's Local #57 in Chattanooga for 57 years. A veteran of the Army serving in World War II. Preceded in death by son, Jackie Vernon Hill. Survivors: wife, Thelma Ellis Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Bill Wolfenbarger, Janice and Morgan Pendleton, Deborah and Richard Nickens; son, Elwinn Hill, all of Lenoir City; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dewey Hill of Auburndale, Fla., Forrest Hill of Barberton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. The body will lie in state from 12 until 1 p.m. Thursday at the New Vision Praise and Worship Center with funeral services to follow at 1p.m., Rev. Gene Colvard and Rev. Rick Lambert officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

HODGE, DELA FRANKLIN - age 74, of Sevierville, died Monday, May 11, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Viola Jenkins; brothers, Rex and Ronald Jenkins; half-brother, Freman Brewer; and her twin babies. Mrs. Hodge was a gospel singer for many years. Survivors: husband, Jack Hodge; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn (Doosel) and Louise Franklin; grandchildren, Ricky Franklin and wife Lisa, Belinda Gibson and husband Bill, Angela Downing and husband Chris; great-grandchildren, Jesse Franklin, Jason Franklin, Crystal Gibson, Billy Gibson; half-brother, Clyde Jenkins; sister-in-law, Frances Jenkins; step-sisters, Serena Romines, Velma (Sister) Church. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Steve Dawson, Rev. Steve Tuck and Rev. Herman Cate officiating. Interment to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

INGALLS, JOHN GRANVILLE (GRANNY) - age 91, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 11, 1998, at Fort Sanders Hospital. He was a member of Second United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ida Ingalls; and brother, Charles Ingalls Jr. Mr. Ingalls is survived by his wife, Mildred Ingalls of Knoxville; step-daughters, Dianne S. Turner, Sarah S. Nichols, both of Knoxville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Ingalls was a member of the Second United Methodist Church for 79 years. Retired from Robertshaw Controls after 49 years of service and was an avid square dancer. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. Russell Taylor and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Gray Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

IRVINE, DR. STEPHEN S. - PhD 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 TVA after many years of service as a budget officer. Survived by wife of 43 years, Sara B. Irvine, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Michael Krusenklaus of Richmond, Va., Susan Irvine, Nashville; granddaughters, Amy Haynes, Lauren and Rachel Krusenklaus, all of Richmond, Va. Dr. Irvine's body will be removed to Golf Funeral Home in Monterrey, Tenn., where graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday at Welch Memorial Cemetery, Dr. Martin Thiellen officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Wednesday at 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. 

McMURRAY, SHERRY ANN WHITE - age 45, entered into final rest Monday, May 11, 1998, after a brief illness in Bay St. Louis, Miss. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother and a doting Mamaw to her nieces and nephews. She was generous in her love for all living things and was a Christian of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by grandmother, Annie Nix; parents, Kenneth and Ruth White; brother, Wayne Mee. She leaves to mourn her passing: devoted husband, Terry McMurray; loving daughter, Angela Miller Wilkerson; devoted sister and brother-in-law, Marsha White (Gary) Carter; nieces and nephews, Melissa (Bryan) Johnson, Danica, Justin and Joshua Johnson; uncle and aunt, Eugene and Lorene Taylor; many cousins to include Linda Thompson, Brenda Isbill and Chris Taylor. Services were held in Bay St. Louis, Miss. Jarnigan and Son Mortuary in charge. 

MILLER, JAMES ROBERT (BOB), JR. - age 60, a resident of Chattanooga, formerly of Knoxville, died suddenly Monday, May 11, 1998, at Erlanger Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father, James Robert Miller, Sr. Survivors: wife, Jeannie C. Miller; son, James Robert Miller, III; daughter, Lacey Amanda Miller; step-son, Stephen Pursley; mother, Thelma Morton Miller; brothers, Gene, John, Michael and Terry Miller; sisters, Pat Martin, Brenda Lane, Vicky and Darlene Miller, all of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friend 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

MIZE, MARGARET SUE - age 54, died Tuesday at her home in Clinton. She was a member of Tarklin Valley Baptist Church in Knoxville. Mrs. Mize was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Julius Whaley Sr. And Geneva Schular Whaley; one brother, Julius Whaley Jr.; and one sister, Arminda Williams. She is survived by her husband, George Brummett; a son, Woody Cowan; two daughters, Denise Wear and Melissa Wells; one grandson, Victor Wells; two brothers, Hayes and Willard Whaley; and one sister, Alice Schlosshan. Visitation with family members will be 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Tarklin Valley Baptist Church prior to the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Anderson County Funeral Home, Clinton. 

PACK, LAWRENCE DOUGLAS (L.D.) - age 72, of Oak Ridge, passed away May 11, 1998. Mr. Pack was a veteran of World War II and a retiree of Union Carbide's K-25 plant. Prior to his illness Mr. Pack was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his father; one sister and one brother. Mr. Pack is survived by daughters, Jean Carr, Joann Farmer and Denise Pack; grandchildren, Sean and Aaron Russel, Greg and Brad Huling, Lisa Ridner, Linda McGinnis and Heather Disney; one great-grandson. He leaves his mother, Bonnie Pack; three brothers; eight sisters and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Robert Burkhart and Rev. Glen Selvage officiating. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

PATTERSON, JEROME - age 87, of Asheville Hwy., Strawberry Plains, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 12, 1998, at his home following a long illness. He was a member of the McCampbells Chapel United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of Rhom-Haas Co. of Knoxville, veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II. Survivors: wife, Nannie Sharp Patterson; son, Jerry Patterson, both of Strawberry Plains; daughter, Pat Sharp of Knoxville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service Wednesday, 8 p.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Al Smith and Rev. Chuck Nicholson officiating. Interment graveside service, Thursday, 10 a.m. at McCampbells Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Gene Chesney presiding. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

RISING, CHARLES EDWARD (SONNY) - age 89, of LeCanto, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, died April 18, 1998, at Brentwood Health Care Center, LeCanto, Fla. He was the former owner of Knox-Flite Air Service based at McGhee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville and was a World War II Army Air Force pilot. Mr. Rising was an official with the Federal Aviation Administration from 1939, having retired in 1961. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Geneva H. Rising, LeCanto, Fla.; nephew, Philip H. Rising, Knoxville; niece, Sylvia Rising Poindexter, Jupiter, Fla. Services were held in Florida and burial was in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. 

ROBERTS, LOIS G. - age 85, of Sevierville, died Monday, May 11, 1998, at Sevier County Health Care Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Survivors: daughter, Alice J. Christopher of Pigeon Forge; granddaughters, Angela Evans and husband, Larry of Andersonville, George Anna Morgan and husband, Buster of Kodak; great-grandchildren, Christy Disney of Caryville, Steven Ailey, Stephanie Ailey of Andersonville, Amanda Morgan of Kodak; great-great-grandchildren, Jamie Disney, Kendra Disney. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, Rev. Charles Harkleroad officiating. Entombment 11 a.m. Thursday at Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Sevierville Building Fund. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel, Pigeon Forge. 

ROGERS, BONITA L. - age 89, of South Knoxville, passed away May 11, 1998, at Hillcrest South. Member of Gayland Heights Baptist Church. Retired from chancery court. Survivors: sister, Mary Ruth Rogers; brother, Wallace F. Rogers; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Sanders Whaley officiating. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

RULE, JAMES MATTHEW - age 90, of Knoxville, died Monday, May 11, 1998. He was a member of Cherokee Lodge #728 F.& A.M.; member of Administrative Board and Sunday School teacher of First United Methodist Church in Marianna, Fla., past Rotary Club president in Marianna, Fla. Preceded in death by wives, Frances Slater Rule and Mary Dowling Rule; and son, James Matthew Rule. Survivors: daughter, Mary Lee Rule Vaughan of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, William Slater Rule and Ethel Rule of Chattanooga; daughter and son-in-law, Martha Rule Sellers and Ronald Sellers of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Kathleen Vaughan, Susan Vaughan Peavey, Frances Sellers Morris, Bryan Sellers, Cynthia Sellers, William S. Rule, Alexandra Rule, and Elizabeth Rule; four great-grandchildren; three nephews and two nieces, James L. Mark and wife, Barbara, William L. Marks and wife, Phyllis, Robert E. Marks, Martha Paige and husband, Kenton, and Marilyn Miller. Family and friends will meet Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Dr. Dent Davis III officiating. Pallbearers: James Marks, James Marks, Jr., William Marks, and Barry Marks. Memorials may be made to Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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, Donna 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 Belks, Leon Smith and J.C. McCall. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

TURNER, MS. WILLIE B. - of Knoxville, departed this life on Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at UT Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. ufobtpic566214.eps~ 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. 

WILSON, W. RAYMOND - age 81, of Englewood, died Monday night at the NHC Health Care of Athens. A native of Loudon Co., he was a son of the late Walter Lee and Pearl Harrill Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jeanetta Hicks Wilson, February 2, 1995. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Englewood. He served in the mechanical department at Bowater Southern for 30 years until his retirement. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Don Raper, and Linda and Stan Womac; one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Sharon Wilson, All of Englewood; two granddaughters, Ronna Raper and Stephanie Ring; three grandsons, Kevin Raper, Stacy Wilson and Brentley Womac; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Zelma Lonas, Sweetwater; three half sisters, Shirley Shoemaker, Sweetwater, Lena Thomas, Loudon, and Mildred Moore, Knoxville; two half brothers, Charles Wilkins, Sweetwater, and Linton Wilkins, Georgia; a special friend, Patsy Webb, Englewood. Funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Ansell T. Baker officiating. Family and friends will gather at McMinn Memory Gardens at 10 a.m. Thursday for the interment service. The body will be in state at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Wednesday where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens is serving the family of W. Raymond Wilson.

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