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ADKINS, ELAINE L. ''BETTY'' - 69, of Athens, Tenn., formerly of Norris, died Wednesday at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Born December 1, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., she was a member of Athens Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Lenz, Sr. and Lillian Voight; and brother, Edward Lenz, Jr. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Claude Adkins; one daughter, Lynette and husband Ray Bailey of Athens; one son, Claude N. Jr. and wife Dianne Adkins of Johnson City, Tenn.; sister, Doris and husband Walter Cyga of Palos Hill, Ill., Lynette and husband, Dennie Beeskow of Huntley, Ill.; brothers, Jack and Tommy Weller of Chicago, Ill.; Gigi's grandchildren, Doug and Traci Bailey, Chris and wife Kelli Bailey, Nathan and Blaire Adkins; several nieces and nephews; and longtime special and very dear friend, Vonda Parker of Norris, Tenn. Memorials may be made to Athens Lutheran Church, Athens, Tenn. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, January 30, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 1998, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Roberts and Rev. Jan Munch officiating. Pallbearers: Doug and Chris Bailey, Nathan Adkins, Willie Harris, Larry Sylvester, Jim Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Wahid Hanna, Dr. Brandon Watters, Chris Haley, Todd Haley, Joel Kasper, Horace Williams, Ralph Parker, Bill Ferguson, Steve Sexton, Eugene ''Bud'' Isbell, Home Health nurse, Robin Smith and chaplains at U.T. Hospital. Burial Saturday, January 31, 1998, at Grandview Memorial Gardens following service at Holley-Gamble Chapel. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge. 

BAKER, GEORGE FRED - age 92, of West Knoxville, died Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Farragut Health Care Center. Member of Farragut Christian Church. Preceded in death by wife, Zalia Almira Hayes Baker in 1992; and three brothers, Ernest, James and Sidney. Survivors: sister-in-law, Allie Kerr of Kingsport, Tenn.; nephews and wives, Ed and Carol Kerr of Greenville, S.C., Capt. Jim and Judy Kerr of San Diego, Calif.; niece and husband, Libby and Mike Mitchell of Kingsport; great-nieces and nephews, Christy Adelman of Denver, Colo., David Kerr of San Diego, Calif., Pam Diwik of San Francisco, Calif., Kelli Aguirre of West Palm Beach, Fla., Rick Mitchell of Austin, Texas. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday at Farragut Christian Church with Minister Mike Wize officiating. Interment at Edgewood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Farragut Christian Church, 138 Admiral Rd., Knoxville, TN 37922. Friends may call at their convenience Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

BATTS, GABRIEL A. STONE - of Knoxville, departed this life Thursday, January 29, 1998, at UT Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

CAKMES, MARIKA V. - age 93, of Fountain City, died Thursday, January 29, 1998. She was born in Tenedos, Greece. She was a longtime member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church and a charter member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Preceded in death by her husband, Mike Cakmes, who was owner of the Sanitary Sandwich Shop on Gay Street, and later a co-owner in the Originial Louis' Drive-In Restaurant in Fountain City. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Marian Cakmes; grandchildren, Maria and husband Paul Poppe, Michael and wife Kathy Cakmes, Dr. Nicholas and wife Tina Cakmes; great-grandchildren, Alexis Kontzamanys, Steven, Michael and Joseph Cakmes, and Paul Steven Poppe; brothers and sister in Greece, Kostandinos and Athanasi Thermiotis and Vasiliki Tranidou. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church with Father Andrew Koufopoulos officiating. Interment will follow at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Dr. John Cavalaris, Bill Hasapides, Gus Kampas, Nick Liakonis, Al Peroulas and Pete Psihogios. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church or St. George Senior Citizens, 4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday with a Trisagion Service at 8 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

COBB, JAMES WALTER - age 85, of Harrogate, Tenn., passed away January 26, 1998, at Middlesboro Hospital. Husband of Thelma Bryant Cobb. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Randy Duncan, Rev. Johnny Parks and Rev. Woodrow Gilbert officiating. Music by Dora Duncan. Burial Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers friends of the family. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

COOK, MINTHA TRENTHAM - age 93, of Pigeon Forge, passed away January 28, 1998, at Ft. Sanders-Sevier Medical Center. She was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Preston Cook; son, Dewey Cook; and grandsons, John Ed Blalock, II and Jerome Monhollen. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Edna Howard of Michigan, Nella Hill of Gatlinburg, Faye Cook, Bernice Roberts, Veryl Monhollen of Pigeon Forge, Kathryn and John Ed Blalock, June and Paul Parrott of Sevierville, Shelby and Ralph Valentine, Newport; daughter-in-law, Louise Cook, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Private funeral service 12 noon Saturday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Blalock officiating. Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

CORUM, ANDREW SR. (A.J.) - age 71, of Halls, passed away January 29, 1998, at his home. Member of Atkins Baptist Church and deacon for 46 years. Employed by Midway Market for 371/2 years. Preceded in death by parents, Nick and Susie Wilkerson Corum; and brother, Raymond Corum. Survivors: wife, Helen Knight Corum; sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew Jr. (Sonny) and Nancy Corum, Michael and Karen Corum; daughter and son-in-law, Sue Corum and Don Torres of Kennesaw, Ga.; grandchildren, Kenneth, Timothy, Douglas, Michael Corum Jr., Cameron and Elaine Faddis; sister and husband, Thelma and James Demaree; brother and wife, W.L. and Pat Corum. Service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Bill Winters, Rev. Richie Turner, Rev. Joe Wright officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home 11:30 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 12 noon. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren. Full military honors will provided by East Tennessee State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 8711 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

DAVIS, GLADYS FIELDEN (MAMAW) - age 88, of Knoxville, formerly of New Market, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Holston Health Care Center. She was a member of City View Baptist Church where she belonged to the Euzelian Sunday School Class, the City View Quilting Group and the Greta Cockrum WMU Group. Preceded in death by husband, Arvard Davis. Survived by daughter, Evelyn Dawson of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Peggy Davis of Birmingham, Ala., James and Barbara Davis of Knoxville; grandchildren, Elana Dawson Hall, Elisa Dawson Simmons, Greg and Teresa (Terri) Davis, Rusty Davis and Lois Ann Davis Smithers; great-grandchildren, Josh Davis, Jake Smithers, Parker Hall; brothers, Robert Fielden of North Carolina, Marvel Fielden of Virginia; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at City View Baptist Church with Revs. Toby Everett and Earl Wilson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at Nances Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday prior to services at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the City View Baptist Church for an elevator fund, 2311 Fine Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

DAWSON, MABEL L. (McGINNIS) - age 83, of Corryton, died 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Wariota Health Care Center. Member of Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church. Retired from Miller's Department Store. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Russ Allen, Ocala, Fla., Jane and Wayne Branson, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Patsy Lett, Corryton; grandsons, Aaron Lett, Steven and Tim Branson; stepchildren, Jack, Tommy and Bob Dawson, Vivian Jackson; several step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Tom Markwood officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Steven and Tim Branson, Aaron Lett, Boyd Clark, Joe (Buddy) Allison and Mike Tracey. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church, 7420 Clapps Chapel Road, Corryton, TN 37721. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

DOTSON, BEULAH WILMOTH - age 87, of Rutledge, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Avondale Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Dotson; and several other family members and is survived by several nieces and cousins. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31 at Avondale Baptist Church with Reverend Ted Phillips and Reverend J.C. Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in the Blue Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, January 30 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

EASTERDAY, BILL J. ''DADDY, POP & PAPAW'' - age 66, of Knoxville, co-owner of Easterday Brothers Furniture Store with his brother, Kyle R. Easterday, and a veteran of the Korean War, departed this life on Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Fort Sanders Park West Hosptial. Preceded in death by his parents, James and Oma Easterday and a daughter, Pamela Gail Easterday. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Loretta Easterday; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Sherry and Billy Palko, Debra and Tom Carroll, Michelle and Wayne Tipton and Margie Easterday; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy Easterday and Cathy Hughes; brother and sisters-in-law, Kyle and Novia Easterday; one nephew, Mike Easterday; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many other relatives and lots of friends, all will miss him dearly. A special thanks to some friends: Nellie Gentry, Juanita Cagley and Terry Massengill. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Rose Chapel, Rev. David Cardwell officating. Family and friends will meet at Asbury Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for graveside and interment service at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Tom Carroll, Mike Easterday, Shane Hensley, Glynn Hughes, Johnny Massengill, Billy Palko, Chris Shepherd and Wayne Tipton. Singer, Tom Kerley. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

FEAREY, NORMAN KENT - age 80, of Knoxville, died Thursday, January 15, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville where he had been since December 31. Mr. Fearey was a former Oak Ridge resident and worked for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the predecessor to the Energy Resource Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. He was a nuclear material auditor in the Materials Management Division from June 1962 until his retirement in February, 1976. He was born March 11, 1917, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Maybeth Peck Robinson and Harry A. Fearey. He was a 1935 graduate of Payson High School in Payson, Utah, and attended Independence Junior College in Kansas. Although a double amputee since January 1936, Mr. Fearey completed his college education in four years with the help of the citizens of Independence, Kansas, his son said. He graduated in 1939 from Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in commerce and in 1940 did graduate work in marketing at the University of Colorado. He left Denver in 1942 for Washington, D.C., where he lived until 1953. His employers in Washington included the U.S. Department of Labor, the National War Labor Board, Office of Price Administration, the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, the U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Economic Cooperation Administration and the Office of Price Stabilization. It was in Washington that me met and married the former Agnes Curry on June 1, 1945. The couple had three children before moving to Joliet, Ill., in 1953. In Joliet, Mr. Fearey was employed at the Ordnance Ammunition Command as price analyst and internal auditor until coming to Oak Ridge in 1958. After his retirement in 1976, he ran for the the Third District Congressional seat, losing in the Republican Primary. In 1980 and 1982, he ran for Anderson County Court Clerk but was also unsucessful in that attempt. Mr. Fearey was a member of the International Order of Foresters; a Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America from the 1950's to 1995; the Anderson County Republican Party; a member of Oak Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club; a member of the Atomic City Stamp Club, since 1962, serving various offices, including president; the Knoxville Philatelic Society; a member of the U.S. Canoe Association since 1980; a lifetime member of the American Association of Political and Social Sciences; the Knoxville Track Club and the Anderson County Literacy and Tri-County Literacy councils, serving a teacher and mentor. He was also a member of First Baptist Church. He ran for the ''Jingle Bells Run for Arthritis''. Mr. Fearey was an avid sports fan, especially of Oak Ridge High School's football and basketball teams and its track and field competions, the family said. From 1979 to 1996, Mr. Fearey competed each year in the Swimming Expo 10,000 in Knoxville. He was able to attend his 60th. high school reunion in 1995 and his 50th. college reunion in 1989 in Pittsburg, Kansas. As a lifelong traveler, one of Mr. Fearey's goals was to visit every state capital, which he did, with the possible exception of Juneau, Alaska, the family said. He did not accomplish a goal to canoe from Norris Dam to New Orleans on the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers, but in 1984, he, his son and a friend did take a week-long canoe trip from Norris Dam to the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant. His first wife, Agnes Curry Fearey died January 30, 1993. Mr. Fearey is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Fearey, whom he married May 6, 1994, in Knox County; three children, Hal Kent Fearey and his wife, Diana, and Charles Frank Fearey, all of Oak Ridge and Frances McGregor of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Clark Center III and James Center, both of Austin, Texas and Katherine Elizabeth Buckley of Huntsville, Texas; one great-grandchild, Lydia Buckley and two stepchildren, Richard and Amenda Ballard. He is also survived by a sister, Helen Long of North Bend, Oregon; a brother-in-law, Dr. Frank Curry of Tacoma, Washington and a sister-in-law, Beryl Curry of Tacoma, Washington. The wake was held on Friday, January 23, 1998. The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Arthritis Foundation of America, Anderson County Unit, in care of Maxine Vaden, 982 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830 or to the American Cancer Society, Anderson County Unit, in charge of Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge. 

GROW, CECIL R., JR. - age 34, of West Haven, passed away Wednesday morning, January 28, 1998, at Roane Medical Center, Harriman. He was an employee of Pepsi Cola Co. Survivors: wife, Tinamarie Chevalier-Grow; children, Sean, Jesse and Emily Grow; stepchildren, William, Nicholas, Jonathan and Victoria Russas; mother, Ann Smith; father, Cecil Grow. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday with the memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Tom King officiating at the McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

GULLORD, HARLEY - age 78, of Jefferson City, passed away 4:30 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 1998, at his residence after an extended illness. Formerly of Minnesota, he was a longtime resident of Denver, Colo., before moving to Jefferson City 21/2 years ago to be near family. Retired federal state supervisor with the USDA. Member of Mt. Tabor Lodge No. 106 F&AM in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Member of Valley Lutheran Church in Denver and attended First Baptist Church in Dandridge, Tenn. Survived by wife of 54 years, Victoria Gullord; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Kathy Gullord; grandchildren, Cody and Laccy Gullord, all of Dandridge. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 1998, at Farrar's Chapel with Dr. Robert McCray officiating. Family and friends will gather 9:45 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for a 10 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday evening prior to funeral services. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN (423) 475-3892. 

HELTON, MACK DAVID - age 85, of Sevierville, died Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Johnson Helton; parents, William and Hattie Helton; brother, Wilburn Helton; sister, Zora Helton Montgomery; son-in-law, Bruce Stinnett. Mr. Helton was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and was presently attending Parkway Baptist Church. He was a member of the 25 Year Club and was retired from Alcoa Aluminum Co. Survivors: daughter, Maxine Stinnett; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Edward Parton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Elijah, Charlie, Reece and Lynn Helton; sisters, Nellie Watson, Juanita Abbott, Olivia Crisp, Annice Huskey. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Miller and Rev. Ed Parton officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

HOBBY, DOROTHY KING - age 77, of Powell, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at the family home. She was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Julia Ann Easterday; parents, Charles and Vanilla Cecil King; sisters, Pearl Alexander and Ella Harrison; brother, Bill King. Survivors: husband, Boyd Harvie Hobby; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Jack Easterday, all of Powell; granddaughter, Dr. Angela Carol Easterday, Georgetown, Ky.; brother, Ted King, Florida; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Stella King; sister-in-law, Bertie King; niece, Nancy Jean Davenport; niece and husband, June and Don Johnson, Florida; nephew and wife, Buddy and Gertie King; loving caregivers, Lena and Stacey Childress. Special appreciation to Dr. Michael Passarello. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Dr. Mike Boyd and Dr. James McCluskey officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers: Norvel Burkett, Tom Crawley, Dan Goodwin, Gordon Hill, Arch Martin, Jim Standifer. Memorials may be made to: The Piano Fund of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912. The family will receive friends 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge of arrangements. 

HOWARD, MRS. EARNESTINE DUBOSE - formerly of Knoxville, departed this life in Winston-Salem, N.C. Survivors: father, Rev. L.T. Dubose; mother, Mary Helen Smith; stepmother, Ms. Zvonne Dubose; children, Samuel, Tacara and Larry; grandchild, Inisha Monet; brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dubose, Modesto, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Dubose; stepbrother, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Buford, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Fountaine, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Widenour; sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Clemmons, Georgia, Ms. Kathy Hearts and fiance, Winston-Salem, N.C.; stepsister, Ms. Selena Collins, Ohio, Ms. Debra Exum, Ohio, Ms. Yvonne Jones, Ohio; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lundy; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 2-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Interment Hightop Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

INMAN, ETTA PEARL - age 89, of Sevierville, Tenn., passed away January 29, 1998, at Royal Care Nursing Home in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. She was a member of Waldens Creek United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, W.L. and Annie Inman; son, Gerald Kent Inman; grandson, Gary Lynn Burchfield; sister, Ruby Baker, Ezalee Clinton; brothers, Ray Inman, Manker Inman. Survived by daughter-in-law, Nina Inman of Maryville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Estalee Inman of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Vivian Clore, Carolinda Jones, Edwin Burchfield; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Billie Fox, Imogene Cunninghamn, Nancy Claxton, Virginia Ford, Mary Elizabeth Roberts; special grand niece, Rhonda Fox Jatczak; several nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews. Services will be held 8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 1998, at Rawlings Chapel with the Rev. Herman Cate and Rev. Steve Tuck officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 1998, in Waldens Creek United Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 1998, at Rawlings Funeral Home. Arrangements made by Rawlings Funeral Home. 

IRWIN, ROSA MAE - age 81, of Maryville, died 10 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. She was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church. She was employed by United American Bank. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Irwin; parents, Charlie and Susie Baker; and one brother. Survivors: special friends, Chris and Bobby Clark of Louisville; and a host of other friends. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, 1998, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, with Rev. Clarence Evans and Dr. Glenn Cummings officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 1998, at Grandview Cemetery for the interment. Memorial donations may be made to Madison Avenue Baptist Church. The visitation will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

JONES, ROY T. - age 84, of Knoxville, died January 26, 1998. He was former business manager and 55 year member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 102. He was a member of Masters Lodge No. 244, F&AM, Knoxville Scottish Rite 32nd. degree Mason and Kerbela Shrine Temple. He is survived by daughter, Judy Edwards of Greeneville; daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Sonny Mayer, Warner Robins, Ga., Amy and Tommy Holliday of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, George and Patty Jones, Knoxville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Western Avenue. Final arrangements will be in Albany, Ga. Memorials to Shriner's Children Hosptial, c/o Kerbela Temple, P.O. Box 869, Knoxville, Tenn. 37901. 

KIRTLEY, ELISE (LISE) S. - of Dandridge, Tennessee, died at her home Thursday evening, January 29, 1998, after a long battle with cancer. She was a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City. A graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., Mrs. Kirtley discounted early career opportunities, maintaining that her real joy was as a wife and mother. Over the years she pioneered many projects in extensive volunteer activites, most recently at Jefferson County Nursing Home in Dandridge. Preceded in death by mother, Oliver Avery Schacht and sister, Alice S. Bradford. Survivors: husband, Gordon S. Kirtley, Jr. of Dandridge; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn S. and Terri Kirtley of Richmond, Va.; father, J.C. Schacht and brother, C.J. Schacht and his family, all of Cedar Falls, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials gifts be made to Hebron Presbyterian Church, Hebron Church Road, Jefferson City, Tenn. 37760 or to the Jefferson County Nursing Home, Activity Fund, 914 Industrial Park Road, Dandridge, Tenn. 37725. Memorial services Saturday, Janurary 31, 1998, 2:30 p.m. at Hebron Presbyterian Church with Dr. R.R. Turner officiating. Private interment to follow in Hurricane, W. Va. The family will greet friends as they arrive prior to the memorial service. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

LEATHERWOOD, DON - age 68, of Hartford, died suddenly Wednesday morning, January 28, 1998. He was a member of Blacks Chapel Church but attended New Prospect Church. He was Veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his father, Hiarm Leatherwood and mother and father-in-law, B.R. and Flora Freeman of Hartford. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pauline Freeman Leatherwood; daughter and special son-in-law, Vida and Hoover Williamson and granddaughter, Carrisa Williamsom, whom he dearly loved; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tony and Carolyn Freeman Cook; niece and her husband, Paula and Kenny Davis and great-niece, Preanna Davis, all of Hartford; his Mom, Cora Leatherwood of Waterville, N.C.; sisters, Dale Miller of Cherryville, N.C., Lucille Bryson of Asheville, N.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nease and Sue Leatherwood, Elmer and Kate Leatherwood, all of Waterville, N.C.; nieces, Kathy Willis of Cherryville, N.C., Gwen Matthews of Asheville, N.C., Kristi Black of Cosby; nephews, Mike Leatherwood and Davy Leatherwood of Waterville, N.C.; great nieces, Janene Jones, Regina Willis, Shaina Black, Hannah Leatherwood and nephew, Bryson Stuckey and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday with the Revs. Randall Freeman, Arthur Willis and Fred Gregg officiating. Burial in Black-McGaha Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Manes Funeral Home. 

LEMONS, EDITH MOORE - age 75, of Loudon, passed away Wednesday evening, January 28, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Edith was retired from Maremont. A former employee of Charles H. Bacon. Preceded in death by parents, Albert and Goldie Moore. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Lynn Vittatoe with whom she made her home; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Chris Lemons, Philip Lemons, all of Atlanta, Georgia, Ron and Julee Lemons of Loudon; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Emma Lee Lambert of Lenoir City; brothers, James, Gordon, Kenneth and Jack Moore, all of Loudon County; several nieces and nephews. The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Prospect Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Interment Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

MANLEY, STANLEY JOE - age 80, of 1243 Old Andrew Johnson Highway, New Market, Tenn., passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 1998, at Lakeway Regional Medical Center, Morristown, following an extended illness. He was a member of the Loy Memorial United Methodist Church and was a retired counselor for the Tennessee Department of Human Services having served in Jefferson and Knox Counties. Veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by parents, George D. and Anna Wix Manley; brothers, Henry Wix and George Manley. Survivors: wife, Evelyn Peck Manley of New Market; children, Judy Irwin and Janice Kuykendall; sons, Bill and Kenneth McVay; stepdaughters, Nancy Willis and Alice Davis; stepsons, Carl and Larry Peck; sister, Sara French; brothers, Clyde and Hugh Manley; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Loy Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Johnny Fountain, 934 Church View St., New Market, Tenn. 37820. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. 

MIKELS, RALPH SR. - age 74, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, January 29, 1998. Member of Valley Grove Baptist Church. Veteran of WWII, member of Sevier Lodge No. 0334 of Seymour. Retired from KUB and US Postal Service. Preceded in death by father, Charles F. Mikels; mother, Julia Romines Mikels; brothers, William A., Claude and Orville Mikels; sister, Dorothy Mikels McLemore. Survivors: wife, Agnes Yarnell Mikels; sons and daughter-in-law, Rev. Ralph ''Mike'' Mikels, Jr. and Peggy; daughter, Sandra M. Gose; grandchildren, Gina Gose Wadsworth and husband, George ''Bo'', Melinda Gose Spears and husband, Keith, Stephen Paul Mikels, Danielle Mikels; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Nicholas Wadsworth; brother and sister-in-law, Ted R. and Grace Mikels, Libby, Montana, formerly of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Berry Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Harry Mynatt officiating. Interment 11 am. Saturday, Highland South Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Harmony Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Valley Grove Christian Life Center, 5000 Old Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

MOORE, BURTON E. - age 46, of Knoxville, formerly of Maryville, passed away Wednesday evening, January 28, 1998, at the family home. Preceded in death by sister, Cathy Moore. Survivors: wife, Sharon Davies Moore; daughters, Katherine Moore and Sandra Lynn Moore, both of Knoxville; sons, Greg Moore and Burton E. Moore II, all of Knoxville, Richard Vincent Moore of Maryville; four grandchildren; parents, Harold and Clara Violet Hall Moore of Maryville; sisters, Virginia Moore and Patsy Potter, both of Maryville; brothers, James E. Moore and Kenneth R. Moore, both of Indiana; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jim Gilliland officiating. Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

PATE-METZ, HELEN - age 70, of Knoxville, died Thursday, January 29, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway. 

PRATT, MRS. TRULA PERRY - age 89, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Thursday, January 29, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson City, Tenn. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for 60 years and a charter member of the Golden Fellowship Club. She was preceded in death by husband, Dewey L. Pratt. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Joyce P. and James Bell; grandchildren and spouses, Steve and Becky Bell, Carolyn and Terrell Burkhart, Chris and Cheri Bell; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Natalie, Jeannine, Travis and Tyler Bell. Funeral 7:30 p.m. Friday, McCarty Chapel, Dr. Darrell Avery officiating. The family and friends will meet at Caledonia Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Saturday for an 11 a.m. committal service. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and Jim Williams, Roscoe Bell and Strong Sherrod. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

RAMSEY, HERBERT - age 69, died Wednesday, January 28, 1998. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garfield and Eula Ramsey; and his sister, Ina Mae Mason. He was an employee of the Wall Tube and Metal Products Co. for many years and retired from the Metals Engineering Co. of Greeneville. He is survived by his son, Roger Ramsey of Kansas City, Kansas; his daughter, Teresa Busler of Knoxville; three brothers, George ''Buck'' Ramsey of Bybee, Thomas and James Ramsey, both of Newport; five sisters, Mary Oma Holt of Crossville, Christine Mason, Barbara Jean Russell, Beulah Shoemaker and Betty Green, all of Newport; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Mooty officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Garden with L/Cpl Charles C. Roberts, DAV Chapter #102, conducting the service. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at Manes Funeral Home. 

RIDDLE, SR., BILLY CHARLES - age 54, departed this life to be with Jesus on January 28, 1998, at his home in Greenback. He was a member of Lamplight Church and was owner of Riddle Roofing. Survivors include loving wife, Connie A. Riddle; daughters, Candice Riddle Sweet, Krystal Estes; sons, Brandon Riddle, Billy Riddle, Jr., Russell Riddle, Bryan Riddle, William Cable, Kenneth Brian Cable; mother and stepfather, Reva and J.B. McNally; sisters, Shirley Newman, Pat Gillispie; brothers, Dale McNally, Lynn McNally, Jerry McNally, Bobby Riddle, Eddie Riddle, Charles Riddle, Jr. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronald Morton officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lamplight Full Gospel Church Building Fund, 610 Rule Street, Maryville, Tenn. 37804. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

ROBERTS, LOUISE DUNLAP - age 75, of Maryville, died Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Dunlap. Survivors include husband, Irl W. Roberts; daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Jerry Guthrie of Knoxville; grandsons, Dee, Daniel and David Guthrie; sister, Ruth Williams of Maryville; brother, Merle Dunlap of Walland; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles W. Brown officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Saturday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SINGLETON, MARY - passed away at Lakeway Regional Hospital, Morristown, January 28, 1998, at the age of 91. She was born June 1, 1906, in Thorn Hill, Tenn. She moved to Vonore, Tenn., in 1954 where she resided until her illness. She made her home in Morristown with her brother, Millard Singleton; and nephew, Bruce Singleton after 1994. She joined the church at an early age at Fairview Methodist Church then transferred her membership to Vonore United Methodist Church. In 1994 she moved to Morristown and transferred her membership to Liberty Hill Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, John Hamilton and Matilda Singleton; sisters, Vena Harville, Birdie Coffey, Ethel Baker, Della Singleton, Ina Singleton and Vada Singleton; brothers, Oscar, Carmel and Homer Singleton. Survivors: sister, Beulah Buchanan, Morristown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Millard Singleton, Rev. T.W. and Clarice Singleton, all of Morristown; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Vonore United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Everhart and Rev. Jay Ferguson officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one half hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Vonore United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. After funeral service, friends are invited to come to the Vonore Community Center for fellowship with the family. Kyker Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge. 

SMITH, HERBERT FRANCIS - age 77, of West Knoxville, died Thursday, January 29, 1998, at home after a lengthy illness. Member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Charles H. McKinney Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Kerbela Shrine Temple. Former owner of Wheeling Transportation of Knoxville. Survivors: wife, Davonna S. Smith; sons, Jordan Smith of New Market, Tenn., and Christopher; daughters and sons-in-law, Cristel and David Reeves, and Christopher, Kelly and Dan Eldridge; brother, Avis L. Smith Jr. of Orlando, Fla. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church with Rev. David S. Bradford officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Carr Cemetery, Union County, for 12 noon graveside service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Parkinson's Association, ATDA, the I&R Center, 2300 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203; or Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SUFFRIDGE, EDNA VIOLET McELROY - age 88, of Knoxville, died 1:27 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 1998, at Hillcrest West. Member of Glenwood Baptist Church and retired from Robertshaw Controls. Preceded in death by husband, Harley Suffridge. Survivors: several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Saturday for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Charles M. Sharits officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

SUMMERS, MRS. MARY L. (BOLTON) - age 63, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, January 29, 1998, at LaFollette Medical Center. She was retired from Healthtex Corporation and was a member of the LaFollette First Independent Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Bolton. Survivors: husband, Fred Summers, LaFollette; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jan Bolton, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Larry Bostic, Jacksboro, Deanna and Donnie Davis, LaFollette; stepson and daughter-in-law, Brian and Donna Summers, Blowing Rock, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Wayne Gregg; grandchildren, Brittany and Kevin Bostic, Dusty and Kim Davis, Brandon, Miranda and Shawn Bolton, Lee and Ira Summers; special sisters-in-law and spouses, Reva and William Cole, Harriet and Lora Bowling; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday at LaFollette First Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Howard Tapp and Rev. Mendal Baker officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family requests the in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Campbell County Cancer Association, PO Box 430, LaFollette, TN 37766. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday before services at LaFollette First Independent Baptist Church. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements. 

THOMPSON, RUBYE MAE SCALES - age 76, of Sweetwater, passed Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Parkwest Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, Sweetwater, Tenn. A former resident of Lenoir City, Tenn., for many years. She was retired from Union Carbide Corp, Oak Ridge, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus D. Thompson. Survivors include two sons, Rufus P. Thompson and Carl Thompson (Carlus) of Sweetwater, Tenn.; two daughters, Judy T. Jones (Lonnie) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Molly J. Thompson of Sweetwater, Tenn.; one brother, Robert W. Scales of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Mary Scales, Corrine Scales and Georgia Scales; one brother-in-law, Douglas Hancock; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, Rev. Jimmy West and Rev. Darius Waters officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Interment will follow at Hackney Chapel Cemetery, Unitia, Lenoir City, Tenn. The body will lie in state after 12 noon at the church. M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. 

TEASLEY, MRS. JIMMIE MAUDE DRISKELL - 78 years of age, of Knoxville, departed this life January 28, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Survived by uncle, Rev. T.P. (Cornell) Grissom, Sr. of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Az (Georgia) Driskell, Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Ruth Wright and Hattie Wright, both of Knoxville; children, Julia Valentine, Powder Springs, Ga., Kenneth Sr. (Patrice) Teasley, Ruth Jones, James Edward and Jamesena Teasley, all of Knoxville; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thanks to the staff at Northhaven Health Care Center. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. J.L. Canada officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

VANDERGRIFF, BARBARA - age 63, of Knoxville, passed away January 28, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. Member of Kim Watt Baptist Church. Survived by son, Kenneth David Painter; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Dewey Lamons. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Byrd's Chapel Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Delton Cochran officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

WATSON, MRS. JAMES W. (INEZ CLAYTON) - of Memphis, formerly of Knoxville, died Thursday, January 22, 1998. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. C.F. Clayton (Agnes Mink) of Strawberry Plains. The wife of late James W. Watson. Her father, Dr. C.F. Clayton, was a Knoxville surgeon. Survivors: two sons of Memphis, James W. Watson, Jr. and Clayton Watson; a daughter, Ann Watson Odum of Jacksonville, Fla.; several grandchildren. A memorial service was held in Memphis on Monday, January 26th., 1998. 

WILKERSON, PHILLIP DELANTIA - age 22, formerly of Knoxville, Tenn., departed this life Saturday, January 24, 1998, at UT Medical Center. He was born in Marion, N.C., on October 17, 1975. He was a member of New Bethel Independent Church of Forest City, N.C., where the Rev. L.G. Jackson is pastor. Preceded in death by grandfather, Thomas C. Wilkerson. Survivors: mother and father, Ednore and Curtis Harris of Knoxville; grandmother, Mary Ann Wilkerson; sister, Takeela Wilkerson of Knoxville; niece and nephew, LaQuanita and Juwan Wilkerson of Knoxville; uncles, Thomas Wilkerson of Forest City, N.C., James Wilkerson of Marion, N.C., Dennis Wilkerson of Hawaii; aunts, Linda Haley of Alcoa, Tenn., Arlene Wilkerson of Knoxville; special devoted friends, Joyce Andrews, Luella Cobb, Jackie Fagan, John Fisher, Sam Gilmore and Emon ''CoCo'' Shell; several other aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 31, 1998, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 12-1 p.m. with funeral to follow, Rev. Joe Colquitt officiating. Interment at Mount View Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

WITT, HENRY (DOC) - age 88, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Thursday, January 29, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. A member of First Baptist Church, Strawberry Plains. Retired from American Zinc Co. with 35 years service. Survived by wife of 68 years, Minnie Horner Witt, Strawberry Plains; daughter, Betty Witt Harkleroad, Farmington, Mich.; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Robert Foland, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Barbara Witt, Mascot, David and Becky Witt, Hendersonville, Tenn.; sisters, Ella Griffin, Knoxville and Reba Brewer of California; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 1998, from Farrar's Chapel, Rev. Craig Ward and Rev. Elmer Sharp officiating. Family and friends will meet at Strawberry Plains Cemetery, 1:15 p.m. Sunday for a 1:30 p.m. interment service. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City, Tenn.

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