Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ABBOTT, JOHN H. - 68, of Sevierville, died Wednesday, January
28, 1998, at Sevier Medical Center. He was a member of Bays Mt. Missionary
Baptist Church in Knoxville and retired from Knox Co. Sheriff's Dept. Preceded
in death by his parents, John and Mary Abbott; sister, Iva Pauline Woods;
brothers, Charles Wesley and George Abbott. Survivors: wife, Lucy Abbott;
son and daughter-in-law, John Wesley and Linda Abbott; daughters and sons-in-law,
Kathy and Ralph Dellinger, Ramona and Carroll Lowe, Anita Kinch, Tammy
Abbott; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Rhonda Westall;
brothers, J.R. Abbott, Joe Abbott, Ray Abbott; several close friends. Funeral
service 11 a.m. Friday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev.
Sonny Webb and Rev. France Parton officiating. Interment will follow in
Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at
Atchley Funeral Home, in Sevierville.
ADKINS, ELAINE L. - 69, of Englewood, Tenn., formerly of Norris, died Tuesday 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, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lenz, Sr.; and brother, Edward Lanz, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Claude Atkins; 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, Dennis Beeskow of Huntley, Ill.; brother, Jack and Tommy Weller of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Doug and Traci Bailey, Chris and wife, Kelli Bailey, Nathan and Blaire Adkins; several nieces and nephews; and a longtime special and 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, Joeby Kasper, Horace Williams, Ralph Parker, Bill Ferguson, Steve Sexton, Eugene ''Bud'' Isabelle, Robin Smith and Chaplains at U.T. Hospital. Burial Saturday, January 31, 1998, following service at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements.
ARMSTRONG, CLAUDE A. (COTTON) - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Sand Branch United Methodist Church. Fifty year member of Shekinah Lodge #524 F&AM. Survived by wife of 66 years, Naomi Armstrong; daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Bob Countiss, Ann and Gene Clinton; daughter, Kaye Cummings; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and JoAnn Armstrong; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Asbury Cemetery for a 1 p.m. committal service with Rev. Dwight Cagle and Rev. Louis Ketron officiating. Pallbearers: Scott Mellon, Darryl Countiss, Jackie Duignan, Bob Countiss, Robby Countiss and Gene Clinton. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
ARWOOD, ERNEST RALPH - age 81, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday morning, January 28, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. Preceded in death by wife, Margarette Murr Arwood; son, Charles Edward Arwood; granddaughter, Judy Arwood; grandson, Billy Joe Cardin II; parents, David and Sarah Arwood; sisters, Hazel Teffeteller, Cora Arwood and Cassie Lou Latham; brothers, Condes, Melvin, Clarence, and Raymond Arwood. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Bill Cardin, Ernestine and Jim Tallent, Shirley and Bill Odom, all of Maryville; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Duncan and Jackie Murrell, both of Rockford; brothers, Warren ''Dub'' Arwood of Rockford and David Arwood, Jr. of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Carlos Ownby officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday at Clark's Grove Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
BROCKMAN, FAYE C. - of Knoxville, died Tuesday, January 27, 1998. Member of Mars Hill Baptist Church. Owner of Crouch Florist for 34 years. Survivors: husband, Henry Brockman; daughter, Judi Brockman-Luton, both of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Hank and Mary Brockman of Nashville, John E. and Susie Brockman of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brocki Luton, Lowell Kent Luton III, Bonnie Brockman, Will Brockman III, Michael Stengel, Amanda Faye Brockman; sister, Sarah Dacus of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Billy Cothran of Inman, S.C. Family and friends will meet Thursday at the mortuary by 2:15 p.m. and travel in procession to Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2:30 p.m. interment service with Rev. Mike Willoughby and Rev. Shirley DeLap officiating. Pallbearers: Will Brockman, Kent Luton and Michael Stengel. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
CARTER, ELBERT A. - age 84, of Yuma, Arizona, formerly of Knoxville, died January 1, 1998, at home. He was a retired pipe fitter. Survived by wife, Ella Mae; daughter, Joyce Melat of Carrollton, Texas; granddaughter, Jocelyne Melat of Coloado; brother, Ted Carter of Toney, Ala.; sister, Jessie Tallent of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements by Yuma Funeral Services.
CARTER, JOSEPH H. - age 67, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord, January 27, 1998, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict for one enlistment. After serving in the Army, he chose the U.S. Navy as his career. He served his country proudly for 241/2 years, earning many medals before he retired. Member of Fleet Reserve No. 194. Preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Laura Carter; brothers, Bruce and Jack; sister, Dorothy. Survived by wife, Mary; son and wives, James and Angie, Joey and Janet; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannie and Rick Williams, Janice and John Stringfield; loved as his own, Janet and husband, Keith Norton and their children, Randy, his son, Austin; Sabrina and her son, Tyler; brothers, Leroy, Ray and Oscar; sisters, Mary and Lulla Bell; many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at McCarty Weaver's to proceed to Stoney Point Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Military honors will be conducted by East Tennessee Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
COLLIER, RUBY IRENE - age 82, of West Knoxville, passed away Tuesday evening, January 27, 1998, at her home. Ruby was a member of Lake View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Collier; son, Benny (Sonny) Stallsworth. Survivors: children and spouses, Louise and Bill Chadwick of Knoxville, Wilma McNew of Knoxville, Bonnie and Rex Barber of Virginia Beach, Va., Christine and Ben Lowery of Lenoir City, Joe and Linda Collier of Newport, Dennis and Linda Collier of Knoxville; 15 grandchildren; sister, Ann Morrison of Florida; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Elizabeth Johnson and Marjorie Kirby, both of Knoxville. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dean Bandy officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Friday in Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
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 Lee, 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.
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. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave.
GUINN, LAQUIETA M. - age 59, of Talbott, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Lakeway Regional Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father, Jack Keys; stepfather, Halmer R. Whitt; granddaughter, Sharon Pryor Roach. Survived by husband, John (Bud) Guinn; daughters and son-in-law, Debra Pryor of Talbott, Suzanne and Roger Maples of Rutledge; son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Faye Guinn of Talbott; grandchildren, Michael Pryor, Chasity Guinn, Preston Mills Guinn and Laquiesta Guinn; great-granddaughter, Michayla Gaby; mother and stepfather, Mary J. and Harvey Guinn; sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Eugene Kinder; niece and nephew, Kara and Matthew Kinder; special aunt, Eliza Tate, all of Talbott. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Fielden Chapel with Revs. Billy Curl, Rickey Dodson and Chris Davis officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Friday, Jefferson Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
HECHENBLEIKNER, MERCEDES VICK - 81, of 29 Rock Creek Dr., Greenville, S.C., died Wednesday, January 28, 1998. Born in Nashville, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Ira Richard and Sarah Perle Hill Vick. She lived in Charlotte for 40 years and retired as librarian of East Mecklenburg High School. She was a graduate of Winthrop College. Surviving are a daughter, Madeline H. Freeman of Greenville; two sons, Herbert ''Buddy'' Hechenbleikner of Atlanta, Ga. and Richard V. Hechenbleikner of Charlotte; seven grandchildren, Amanda Freeman, Rebecca Freeman, Nancy Hechenbleikner, Elizabeth Hechenbleikner, Madeline Hechenbleikner, Walter Hechenbleikner and Mary Margaret Harrison; and two great-grandchildren. Omit flowers-memorials may be made to Berea College, CPO Box 2316, Berea, KY 40404 or to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, P.O. Box 803638, Chicago, IL 60680-3638. Memorial service will be held in February at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive, Greenville, S.C. The family is at the home of a daughter, Madeline Freeman, 42 Woodvale Avenue, Greenville, S.C.
HOBBY, DOROTHY KING - age 77, of Powell, passed away 12:52 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at the family home. She was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Survived by husband, Boyd H. Hobby; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jack Easterday of Powell; granddaughter, Dr. Angela Carol Easterday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
HOWARD, ERNESTINE DUBOSE - of Winston-Salem, N.C., entered into eternal rest. Survivors to be announced at a later date. The family will receive friends from 2-2:30 p.m. Saturday with funeral service to 2:30 p.m. at Jarnigan's Chapel. Interment to follow in High Top Cemetery. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
JACKSON, ROSA B. (JACKIE) - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away at Greystone Health Care Center of Blountville, Wednesday, January 28, 1998. She was a member of Norwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, a sister, Elizabeth Knight and a brother, Richard Brawley. Survivors: husband, William A. Jackson, Knoxville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas P. and Lynnis S. Hornsby, Gray, Tenn.; sisters, Edith Polizzi, Glenolden, Pa., Lucille Jirel, Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren, Mark and Melanie Hornsby, Gray, Tenn. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Rev. Sam Jollay officiating. Contributions may be made to Norwood Baptist Church, 1725 Wilson Rd., Knoxville, TN 37912. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
JOHNSON, VIOLET - age 95, a widow of Arthur Johnson, of 6694 Hwy. 360, Tellico Plains, passed away 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at her home. Member of Poplar Bluff Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters, Mary Alice Hill, Shelbyville, Wyvetta Dalton, Tellico Plains; son and daughter-in-law, Audley and Helen Johnson, Knoxville; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughters, Nota Nell Newman, Charlene Williams, Willa Belle Keeble; son, Wilford Johnson. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Bruce Newman and Rev. Ronnie Watson. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Coppinger Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
JOHNSTON, MYRTLE BREWER - age 93, of Knoxville, died Monday, January 26, 1998. A native of Hamilton County Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Fannie Jernigan Brewer. Mrs. Johnston and her late husband, Hendon R. Johnston were charter members of West Hills Presbyterian Church and currently was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Florence Johnston of Concord, Ma.; grandson, Hendon Russell Johnston III of Oceanside, Calif. Family and friends will assemble Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service with Rev. David Lancaster officiating. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 588-0567.
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.
KELLY, MARGARET MOON - age 73, passed away Monday morning, January 26, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. Originally from Big Spring, located in Meigs County, Tenn., her residence had been in Knoxville for many years. She was a faithful member of Meadow View Baptist Church. She was retired from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Preceded in death by her husband, SSGT. West V. Kelly; parents, James and Ethel Moon; brothers, James Moon, Walter Agnew Moon and John A. Moon. Survivors: daughter, Lisa Kelly Trout; son, Doyle Harrison Kelly, both of Blount County; brothers, Harvey Moon, Robert Lee Moon and Nathaniel Moon; sisters, Agatha Moon, Dorothy Whitehead, Phyllis Shelton, Julia Madix and Mabel McKinney; numerous nieces and nephews as well as many grandnephews and grandnieces. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at Good Hope Baptist Church, Armstrong Ferry Road, located in Meigs County, Tenn., Rev. Taylor Smith officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
LEWIS, SHIRLEY LOU - age 54, widow of Elmer Lewis of 119 Van Circle, Madisonville, formerly of Tellico Plains, passed away 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Jimmy Stanifer, Luttrell, Diane and Randy McClure; daughter and fiance', Janelle Lewis and James Allen, all of Sevierville; son, Rick Lewis, Sevierville; grandchildren, Jennifer, Cody, LaSha, Randy; sisters and brother-in-law, Hazel Payne, Margie and Herman Millsaps; brothers and sisters-in-law, Warren and Thelma Payne, all of Tellico Plains, Jason and Rhondale Payne, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Leroy and Clara Ellis Payne. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Mark Kelley and Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Coker Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
LONG, LOUISE DELANEY - age 85, died Tuesday, January 27, 1998. Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her husband, I.C. (Jack) Long; mother, father and stepmother; also by two brothers, Carl and Joe Delaney. She is survived by a son, Frank E. McCarty; daughter-in-law, Betty Jo; four grandchildren, Mark and wife Bobi, Scott, Tim, Gina; one great-grandson, Conner. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
McNUTT, JAMES L. - 72, life-long resident of Athens, died Monday. Son of the late James R. and Dessie Allen Matthews McNutt. Preceded in death by two brothers, Grover McNutt and Bill McNutt. Member of First Baptist Church. Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. Retired in 1980, having served as vice president and co-owner of Hydratane Gas Co., formerly of Athens, which is now Suburban Propane Gas Co. Survivors: wife, Edwina J. McNutt; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Sherry) Jenkins; two grandsons, Chad and Heath Jenkins; two sisters, Alice Owens and Shelby Davis, all of Athens; two brothers, Kenneth McNutt of Farragut and Ivan McNutt of Athens; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McMinn Memory Gardens with Dr. Carlos Peterson officiating. Arrangements by Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens.
MILLER, MRS. EMMA - of Knoxville, departed this life on January 24th., 1998 at Serene Manor nursing Home. Surviving: sister, Mrs. Ida Mitchell; nieces Mrs. Margie Beaufort and Mrs. Virginia Scandrick and a host of great nieces and nephews and nephews to include, J.E. Beaufort, Patricia Scandrick, Larry and William Scandrick. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Jarnigan's Chapel with Rev. J. Elliott officiating. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
SMITH, BESSIE LEATHERWOOD CATLETT - age 96, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Baptist Hospital. She was the widow of Amos B. Catlett and Samuel P. Smith. Member of Central United Methodist Church. Survivors: children, Hazel Catlett Graham, Nora Catlett Smellage, Wayne B. Catlett, Ed Catlett, Tom Catlett, Max Catlett; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Rev. Daniel Moore officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Roof Fund, 201 3rd. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
SNAPP, MRS. RACHEL - of 1658 Laurens Avenue, departed this life, January 25, 1998, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Member of New Metropolitan Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother's Board until her health failed. Born September 3, 1923, to Jonah and Jennie Murphy Daniel in Carroll County, Ga. Preceded in death by parents, husband, granddaughter, Rachelle M. Hayes; one brothers and two sisters. She had been employed by several restaurants as a cook. Survivors: daughter, Bea Tillman; grandson, Gary Snapp and fiance, La Douglas Cole; great-grandsons whom she raised, Kermit R. Hayes and Varshawn (Sonja) Hayes; great-grandson, Patrick D. Hayes; great-granddaughter, Kirstin T. Hayes; foster granddaughter, Josephine (Barry) Beal, Detroit, Mich.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lenora (Herman) Higgins, Bunner Golden, Tommy (Virginia) Snapp, Poronic Snapp, all of Knoxville, Dovie (Love) Alexander, Dayton, Ohio, Pauline Davis, Newark, N.J., Lucille Snapp, Detroit, Mich., Warren and Edith Snapp, Lockport, Ill.; many other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends to include the Brown family, Rufus Lomax and Leonard Harris. A special thanks to Dr. Nassem Siddiqi, Diane Haagey and the staff and patients at East Knoxville Dialysis Center, Fort Sanders Regional Hospital Staff 3 West, 4 East, 9 North, New Metropolitan, Payne Avenue and Mt. Calvary Baptist churches. The family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Saturday at New Metropolitan Baptist Church. Funeral service 1 p.m., Rev. Gregory Sawyers officiating. Interment Hilltop Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
STUBBLEFIELD, BEUNA - 82, of 187 Pinhook Rd., Rogersville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Heritage Manor of Rogersville after an extended illness. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Mary Jane Johnson Cody; sister, Lizzie McCurray; brothers, Buster Cody, Amos Cody and Glen Cody. Survivors include her husband, Don Mitchell Stubblefield; two sons, Vernon Stubblefield of Knoxville and Donnie Stubblefield of Rogersville; three daughters, Elizabeth Looney of Kingsport, Peggy Kirkpatrick of Rogersville and Mary Lois Helton of Jefferson City; one brother, Milum Cody of Bulls Gap; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 1998, at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. Funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 1998, at the Broome Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Floyd Looney officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 30, 1998, at McKinney's Chapel Church Cemetery, Rogersville, Tenn. The family will be at the home of Peggy Kirkpatrick, 237 Guntown Road, Rogersville, Tenn.
SUMNER, ANNABELLE CAREY - age 95, of Knoxville, formerly of Dandridge, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Shannondale Health Care Center. She was a member of Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Everett Sumner; parents, William and Hattie Carey; sisters, Ruth Newman and Hazel Stansberry; brother, Bernard Carey. Survivors: step daughters, Adelyn Mays, Knoxville, Sara Bible, Ringgold, Ga.; stepson, Randall Sumner, Mt. Dora, Fla., David Sumner, Tucson, Arizona; niece, Judith Bebar, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; 12 step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and great nephews. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Thursday for graveside and interment services at 2:45 p.m. Rev. Ron Fisher and Rev. Ted Witt officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
TEASLEY, MRS. JIMMIE M. - of 4620 Skyview Drive, entered into eternal rest, January 28, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
TEFFETELLER, ARTHUR - age 68, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday evening, January 27, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, John M. and Mary Russell Teffeteller; sister, Betty Teffeteller; brothers, Knox Teffeteller, Lawrence Teffeteller; nephew, Jeffrey Abbott. Survivors: wife, Betty Patterson Teffeteller; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Scott Roney of Knoxville, Pamela and Ben Greene of Maryville, Karen and Allan Hawk of Alcoa, Jacqueline Teffeteller, Teresa Swaney, both of Maryville, Tammy and Richard Darling of Louisville; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Harris of Alcoa; brother, Bill Teffeteller of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. The body was cremated and no services are planned at this time. The family will receive friends at the home, 600 S. Ruth St., Maryville, TN 37803, Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
WILLIAMS, AUDREY E. - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 1998. She attended First Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Fred L. Williams; daughter and son-in-law, P.J. and Gary Thompson; brother, Winford Boling; sister, Ola Helton. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, Boyds Creek Cemetery, Rev. Tommy Caylor officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
WILLIAMSON, SAMUEL LEE - infant son of Rev. Greg and Angie Williamson of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Cleveland. Other survivors include brothers, Jacob and Matthew Williamson; sister, Sarah Williamson; grandparents, Rev. Sam and Glovia Word, Murlin Williamson and Lois Hitson, all of Maryville; great-grandmother, Etta Williamson of Maryville; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial service 7 p.m. Friday at Friendship Baptist Church, 3310 Old Niles Ferry Rd., Maryville, Rev. Greg Williamson, Rev. Jimmy Riner and Rev. Sam Ward officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at the church cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
WYKLE, EMANUEL OLIVER - age 25, born January 1, 1973. Emanuel's life was suddenly and tragically taken away on January 24, 1998, but his soul went to be with the Lord. Preceded in death by father, Nathaniel Oliver Wykle; brother, Claude Cates; grandfather, Auguest Cates; uncles, Samuel and Jimmy Cates; aunt, Marie Cates Brabson; cousins, Spencer Wright, Howard Cates, Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory: very devoted mother, Joyce Cates Wykle; fiancee', Monique Wade; daughter, Fudoreya Wykle; stepdaugther, Kanesha Wade; grandmother, Ora Cates; sisters, Sheryl Cates, Javonna Cates, Telisa Butler; stepsisters, Angela Wykle, Karen J. Armstrong; brother, Darrell Cates; stepbrother, Nathaniel O. Wykle, Jr.; brothers-in-law, David Butler, Terry England, Frank Davis; aunts, Pauline Cates, Ola Mae Martin, Stella Nichols, Anna Cates, Lizie Mae Williams, Kim Wykle; uncles, Howard Cates, James Cates, Johnny Wykle, Walt Williams, Andrew Nichols; devoted nieces, Shareena Cates, Laresa Cantrell, Nicolmi Cates, Shaquanna Cates, Razonda, Kanisha; nephews, Dearice, Davrian, Dashawn, Domontae, Treven, Darrell, Jr.; devoted friends, Samuel Jenkins, Robert Motley, Thomas Clark; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 30, 1998, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 1:30-2 p.m. with funeral to follow, Rev. Elbert Booker officiating. Interment at New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.