Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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ALLEN, BONNIE LEE ROSENBERG BUTLER - age 98, of the Joyner Community, passed away April 29, 1997, at the Life Care Center of Morgan County. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Jackson Butler and Matilda Holder Butler; husband of over 50 years, James David Allen; sons, Garfield, M.L. and Loyal Allen; sisters, Grace Walls, Freddie Wilson, Helen Patterson and Gertie McGolthin; brothers, Bud and Earl Butler. She is survived by a son, J.K. Allen of the Joyner Community; two grandsons and wife, Johnny and Willene Allen of the Joyner Community, Jerry Allen of South Carolina; two granddaughters and husbands, Diane and Jerry Hargis of Beech Fork, Rhonda and Lonnie Burress of the Joyner Community; five great-grandchildren, Melissa Campbell, James and Nathan Allen, Stacy and Rodney Hargis and one great-grandchild, Samantha Martin; sister and husband, Lorene and Carl Stringfield of Crossville and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held May 1, 1997, at 8:30 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg with Rev. Mark Caldwell and Rev.Ellis Patterson officiating. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg. 

BILITER, HONSEL CURTIS ''TREY'' III - infant son of Curt and Lawana Biliter of Knoxville, Tenn. Born at Fort Sanders Hospital, went to be with Jesus on April 29, 1997. Trey is the brother of Lauren Taylor Biliter; grandparents are Honsel and Phyllis Biliter of Pineville, Ky. and Elgie and Barbara Green of Middlesboro, Ky.; great-grandparents are Elizabeth Ely of Pineville and Forester and Bessie Allen and Laura Green of Middlesboro; special uncles are Chad, Chris, and Elgie, Jr.; aunt, Debbie; and cousin, Blaine. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Doyle Harper on Friday, May 2nd at 1 p.m. in Green Hill Cemetery in Middlesboro, Ky. Creech Funeral Home is in charge. 

BLACKSTOCK, GENEVA RUTH KOONTZ - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday morning at Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. Longtime member of Buffat Heights Baptist Church. Survivors: loving husband, James E. Blackstock; son, Jim Blackstock; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Sheree Blackstock; four special granddaughters, Kassidie, Haley, Leia and Peyton Blackstock; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Ed Seagraves of Powell, Betty and J.R. Watkins of Kodak, Barbara and Bill Banta of Citrus Heights, Calif.; several nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Thursday for graveside service, Pastor Dana Mathewson officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. Memorials may be made to the Youth Dept. at Buffat Heights Baptist Church, 2101 Ault Road, Knoxville, TN 37914. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

BREWER, LEONARD C. - age 82, of Louisville, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, a native of Hazard, Ky., a graduate of Berea College, was a Sea-Bee during World War II, and retired from the Aluminum Company of America. Survivors include: wife, Cleo Brown Brewer; brothers, Burleigh Brewer of Dayton, Ohio, Marshall Brewer of Hazard, Ky.; sister, Clara B. Mercer of Franklin, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel United Methodist Church with Rev. Eldon Moore and Rev. James Hankins officiating. The interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the church. Those who wish may give memorials to Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2154 Mentor Road, Louisville, TN 37771. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home in charge. 

BROOKS, CLIFFORD (CLIFF) - age 79, of Englewood, Tenn., passed away Tuesday night in a Knoxville hospital. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County, a retired Alcoa Aluminum Company employee, and was a member of the 25 Year Club. Mr. Brooks was a member of the Englewood Christian Church, where he served as a Deacon for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Brooks; parents, Jim and Delia Newman Brooks; one sister, Oveline Cochran; and one brother, Ed Brooks. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Harlan Brock, Englewood, Tenn.; son, Randy Brooks, Rockford, Tenn.; two grandsons, Tim and Scott Brock; one great-granddaughter, Emilee Brock; one sister, Ruth Croft, Englewood, Tenn.; two brothers, Herbert Brooks, Miamisburg, Ohio, Kenneth Brooks, Dalton, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Ministers Tim Brock, Harlan Daugherty, Ernest Sutton, and David Fasig presiding. Family and friends will assemble 10 a.m. Friday at McMinn Memory Gardens for the committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The American Heart Association. 

CHANEY, RUTH MARTIN - of Maryville, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, of infirmities at Asbury Acres Health Care Center in Maryville. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Maryville where she had been active as a member of their choir and involved in The Women's Society of Christian Services. In past years she was an officer in the Holston Conference WSCS. Survivors include her only child, Harry Chaney and her daughter-in-law Judy of 1421 Ruth Drive, St. Louis, MO 63122-1025; grandchildren, Michael Chaney and his wife Pam of Honolulu, Hawaii, Katherine Chaney of Minneapolis, Minn., J. Russell Chaney of San Francisco, Calif.; brothers, Arthur Martin, Doyle Martin, Robert Martin, all of Walland; sisters, Gladys Huffman of Maryville, Irma Flournoy of Harrison, Tenn., Grace Walker of Fresno, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Grandview Mausoleum 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1 for funeral services and entombment with Rev. Joe T. Keeble and Rev. Sterling Turner officiating. The family will receive friends at the mausoleum following the services. The family requests no flowers. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Maryville, 804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, TN 37803. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

CHESNEY, MARGARET PURSIFUL - age 51, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Barbourville, Ky., went to be with our Heavenly Father on April 27, 1997. Preceded in death by son, Brian Edward Pursiful. She leaves to cherish her memory: loving and devoted husband, Rev. James Chesney; father, Pollard Gregory, Williamson, W.Va.; mother, Luvera Boose; a precious and loving daughter and granddaughter, Mary (Lou) Louise, Jona Michaela, all of Barbourville; sister, Joann Mays, Harrisburg, Ky.; brother, Ronnie Gregory, Williamson, W.Va.; uncles, Winston (Madeline) Simmons, Albert (Josephine) Gregory, all of Barbourville, Amos (Barbara) Gregory, Weirton, W.Va., Warren (Mollie) Gregory, Columbus, Ohio; one aunt, Lela Potter, Cleveland, Ohio; brother-in-law, Jack, Sr. (Patricia); sister-in-law, Virginia McBee; stepson, James, Jr., all of Knoxville; devoted cousins, Kenneth Williams, Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur Taylor, Lexington, Ky.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Friday, May 2, at Cannan Baptist Church at 6:30-7 p.m. with memorial service to follow. Funeral and burial Saturday, May 3, at Hopper Funeral Home, Barbourville, Ky. The family will be at 200 W. Townview Dr. #L-4. Hopper Funeral Home, 302 North Broadway, Barbourville, KY 40906, phone (606) 546-4141. Notice by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

CLEVELAND, CHARLES E. - age 71, of Corryton, passed away April 30, 1997, at his home. Member of Little Flat Creek Baptist Church. World War II Navy veteran, I.B.E.W. Local No. 270 and Orient Lodge No. 683 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite. Preceded in death by parents, Mabrey and Edna Cleveland. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Emma Graves Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law, Lillian Tracye and Dr. David B. Robertson; granddaughters, Laura and Holly Robertson of Jamestown, Tenn.; brother, Dr. J.F. Cleveland of Loudon, Tenn.; sister, June Zachary of Corryton; several nieces and nephews. Service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Elder Hugh Brummitt officiating. Family and friends will meet at Fairview Cemetery 10 a.m. Saturday for interment. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

DRINNON, HERMAN FOSTER - of Dandridge, born February 12, 1913, the son of the late John Irving and Martha Missouri Buttry Drinnon, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was a Deacon and faithful member of the French Broad Baptist Church and was a veteran of WW II having served in the U.S. Air Force. Active member of the Dandridge Lions Club and was a faithful supporter of Carson-Newman College. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Agriculture and was a teacher at Maury High School for 14 years. After he resigned from teaching he and his wife, Edith Leeper Drinnon operated Leepers Store in the Oak Grove Community for over 30 years and during that time he was a prominent farmer. Survivors: wife, Edith Leeper Drinnon; favorite niece and husband, Lisa Leeper and Greg Williams; sister, Kate E. Drinnon; sister-in-law, Mary Couch Leeper; nephews, Terry Leeper, John Drinnon, Gary Drinnon, Edward Wright, Donald Trent, and Elmo Drinnon. Funeral service Friday 11 a.m. at French Broad Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Haun, Rev. Don Mitchell, and Rev. Don Frazier officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening 6-9 p.m. at French Broad Baptist Church. The family requests that memorials be made to the French Broad Baptist Mission Fund, 2117 Oak Grove Rd., Dandridge, TN 37725 or to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

FRANCONI, REMO ''RAY'' - of Miami, Fla., passed away April 28th., 1997. Survived by his wife, Lena Marie ''Lea'' Franconi and son, Dr. Raymond J. Franconi. Formerly of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., moved to Norris, Tenn. in 1960, where he was in the block business there and in Canton, N.C. Later moved to Deane Hill in Knoxville in 1966. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church, Deane Hill Country Club and the Lions Club. Six years ago Ray and Lea moved to Miami, Fla. to be near their only son, Raymond, who attended KCH School, Undergraduate Dental School at UT, graduate UT Dental School in Memphis. Ray was a true friend to everyone and will be grately missed by all. Funeral services will be held St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Miami. Arrangements by Caballero Funeral Home in Miami, Fla. 

FRANKLIN, VIRGIE KING - age 88, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away April 29, 1997. She was a member of Marble City Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James C. Franklin; sons, James Donald Franklin and Benjamin W. Franklin. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Kenneth Gunter of Knoxville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Jessica Franklin of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters-in-law, Kathy Franklin and Esta Franklin, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, 1997, at Pigeon Forge Methodist Cemetery with the Rev. Maurice Branch officiating. Interment will follow the service. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Rawlings Funeral Home. Arrangements made by Rawlings Funeral Home of Sevierville. 

FULLER, MELANIE ANN - age 30, of Park City, Utah, formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee, graduate of Farragut High School, 1985, passed away Monday morning, April 28th., 1997, at the University of Utah Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her sister, Laura Lynn Fuller. Survived by parents, Charles and Patricia Fuller; sister, Janet Beth and grandmother, Mrs. Clayton Holder. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Services will be held at Thweatt-King Funeral Home, 211 N. Pearman, Cleveland, Miss. 38732, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3rd., 1997. Those who wish may give memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. 1-800-822-6344. 

GIFFORD, HARVEY, JR. - age 72, of Decherd, Tenn., died April 28, 1997, at Columbia STMC. He was a carpenter. Survivors: daughters, Mary Douchette, Gales Ferry, Conn., Melody Baker, Knoxville, Tenn., Wendy Summerville, Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Stevie Gifford, Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Minnie Ashley, Winchester, Tenn., Nellie Stubblefield, Sherwood, Tenn., Sue Conn, Cowan, Tenn., Elizabeth Stubblefield, Winchester, Tenn., Helen McKnight, Adams, Wis.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Moore-Cortner Chapel, Winchester, Tenn. Burial in Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. 

HELTON, REVEREND LLOYD B., SR. - age 72, of Concord, N.C., died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, after an extended illness. Reverend Helton was formerly of Kingsport, Tenn. He was Pastor of Hickory Cove Baptist Church, Rogersville, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Mt. Carmel and Orebank Baptist Church, Kingsport. He had pastored several churches in other states. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific. He was predeceased by his parents, Arch and Leah Helton, four brothers, Clay Helton, G.S. Helton, C.T. Hilton and William ''Bill'' Hilton, and one sister, Carrie Mae Johnson. Surviving are his wife, Betty Jean Caton Helton of Concord, N.C.; one daughter, Nancy Reynolds, Birmingham, Ala.; two sons, Lloyd Bryant Helton, Jr., Concord, N.C. and Roger Helton, Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Lewis, Ithaca, N.Y.; two brothers, Hubert Helton, Kingsport and Lawrence Helton, Honaker, Va. Visitiation will be Thursday, May 1, 1997, at East Lawn Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. a funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. with Reverend Danny Hayes and Rev. William ''Bill'' Revis officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, 1997, at Holly Hills Memorial Park, Knoxville, Tenn. with Dr. Paul Vrewer officiating. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 423 288-2081. 

HILL, BRENDA SUE - age 55, of Knoxville, passed away April 28, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. She was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Charles Hill. Survivors: mother, Gertrude Hill; daughter, Tracy Hopson; brother, John Hill. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family is being served by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HUMPHREY, THOMAS E. ''TOMMY'' - age 32, of Knoxville, passed away April 30, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. He was an employee of Alcoa Automotive. Survivors: father and mother, Jack H. and Evelyn E. Humphrey; son, Thomas A. Humphrey; sisters, Jackie Ault and Cindy Rutherford; brother, Tim Humphrey; grandmother, Lillie Humphrey; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, 1997, at Mt. Olive Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

JAMES, CHARLES MAYNARD, JR. - age 57, beloved husband of Emma Brazeal James departed this life on Monday, April 28, 1997. Born September 18, 1939, in Knoxville, Tenn. He was educated in Knoxville, and received degrees from Knoxville College and The American University. He worked twenty-five years as a computer systems analyst until he retired to run his own business in Rockville, Md. He was also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Preceded in death by father, Charles Maynard James, Sr. Survivors include: his mother, Mrs. Duane K. James of Knoxville, Tenn.; his son and daughter-in-law, Attorneys Charles III and Deirdre James of Cheverly, Md.; brother and sister-in-law, William and Vivian James of Knoxville, Tenn.; three aunts; one uncle; nine nieces, and ten nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends. Funeral service will be held in Knoxville, Tenn. on May 3, 1997, at 2:30 p.m. Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 904 Biddle Street. The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Rockville, Md. on May 7, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Rockville United Church, 355 Linthicum Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Community Ministries of Rockville, 114 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 for the Chase Partnership House. Notice by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

McLEMORE, OLLIE MAE HERRELL - age 86, resident of Hillcrest Nursing Home West, formerly of Claxton, was called home to heaven Monday, April 28, 1997. She was a member of Edgemoor Baptist Church and the 39ers Sunday School Class. Survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Clyde P. McLemore; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Fred Mundt of Zionsville, Ind., Janice and Larry Willis of Knoxville; grandchildren and their spouses, Beth and Terry Schweigel, Marie and Tony Cancilla, Angela and Robert Troncin, Katherine and Tim Gerber, Jennifer and Mike England, Lisa and Rob Thompson, Peggy Mundt, Doug Mundt, David Mundt, Michael Mundt, Danny Mundt and Jonathan Willis; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Jessica Schweigel, Brandon, Alexa and Goisi Cancilla, Nikki Thompson and Martin England; sisters and brothers and spouses, Emma Henry, Ruby and Carl Johnson, Oliver and Margaret Herrell, Clifford and Jessie Herrell, Roxie Phillips; sisters-in-law, Gladys Herrell, Mary Herrell; brothers-in-law and spouses, Robert and Imogene McLemore, Gover C. and Christine McLemore. Preceded in death by brothers, Charlie Herrell, Albert Herrell. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. with Dr. Stanley Young officiating. Weaver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

McLEMORE, WILLIAM L. (W.L.) - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Tuesday, April 29, 1997. Member of Atkins Baptist Church, long-time member of Brick Mason Union Local #3. Survivors: wife, Imogene Lane McLemore; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Chris Phillips of Knoxville, Joyce and Bill Spencer of Milan, Mich.; grandchildren, Julie and Kim Nichols, Billy, Michael, and Racheal Spencer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Jo McLemore, Leon and Pat McLemore; brother, Howard McLemore; sisters and brothers-in-law, Viola and Clyde Passmore, Naomi and Carroll Lane, all of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Service 8 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Bill Dean officiating. Family and friends will meet at Thorn Grove Cemetery for graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

MILLER, MRS. SUE - age 66, of West Rockwood Street, Rockwood, passed away Monday, April 28th., 1997, in the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockwood and a volunteer at Baptist Hospital of Roane County. She is survived by husband, Leon W. Miller, Rockwood; sons, Bob Miller, Crossville, Mike (Brillo) Miller and Cindy, Rockwood; daughter, Sue White and Ken, Rockwood; five grandchildren, Kim and Kelley Fogg, Ashley White, April Miller, Keri Ann Miller; two step-grandchildren, Chris and Carissa; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Christopher; one nephew, Jim Cogdill and niece, Patricia Green, both of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Debbie Miller, Crossville. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. James Hutson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family of Mrs. Sue Miller will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. 

MOODY, RUBY DUNLAP - age 79, of Friendsville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 29, 1997, at the family home after a long illness of Alzheimer's. Retired from ALCOA with 38 years of service and a member of the 25 Year Club. Preceded in death by husband, Layton Moody; parents, Jim and Doan Dunlap; sister, Joann McDaniel; brother, Henry Dunlap. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Wilfred and Sheree Moody of Friendsville; daughter, Doris Moody of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Ivan Satterfield of Friendsville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, George Dunlap of Friendsville; sisters, Mary Palmer Moler of Friendsville, Evelyn Ayers of Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Charles Swicegood, Rev. Ronald Reagan officiating. Family and friends will meet at Unitia Cemetery in Loudon County at 11 a.m. Friday for the interment service. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

MOORE, EDITH C. - age 71, of Powell, died April 29, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, Earl Moore; son, James Moore; brothers, Toby and Clarence Hurst; sister, Ruby DeFord. Survived by twin daughters, Linda and Ralph Smith of Heiskell, Tenn., and Brenda and David Ford of Benton, Tenn.; special niece, Shelia Jones; nephew, Jerry DeFord and wife Sandy; close friend, Margett Heisier; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Weaver's Chapel, Bishop John W. McCann of Benton, Tenn., officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. 

ROLEN, PASTOR DAVID - age 45, of Palacios, Texas, passed away April 27, 1997, in Palacios, Texas. He was pastor of the Solid Rock Fellowship Church in Palacios, Texas. He served as Palacios City Councilman from 1990-1992. He was former Worshipful Master with Palacios Masonic Lodge. Former Sevier County Vocational Education Teacher at Sevier County High School. Preceded in death by father, Claude Rolen. Survived by wife, Marshia Holt Rolen of Palacios, Texas; parents, Joe and Jo Beeler of Powell, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Steve Wilson of Bay City, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, David and Kim Rolen of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bunny and Gary Seymour of Knoxville, Tenn., Kim and Donnie Darnell of Powell, Tenn.; brothers and sister-in-law, Ray and Skipper Rolen of Niceville, Fla., Rusty and Cheryl Rolen of Knoxville, Tenn., Keith and Tammy Rolen of Powell, Tenn. granddaughter, Kelsey Rolen of Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Dale Mason, Rev. Guy Milam officiating. The interment at Bookwalter Cemetery. The family will recieve friends 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Funeral Hme, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

SCHMIDT, MARY C. - formerly of Moultrie, Ga., died April 30, 1997, after an extended illness at the Knoxville residence of her son and daughter-in-law, William R. and Deborah Schmidt. She is also survived by her daughter, Dolores Schmidt Cardin of Moultrie; and granddaughters, Laura and Martha Harris of Knxoville. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell W. Schmidt. The family will receive friends at the Knoxville residence Friday, 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Schmidt will be removed to the Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home in Moultrie, Ga. for graveside service Monday, May 5, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Moultrie, Ga.. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Noah's Ark Foster Care, 119 Dameron Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SHEETS, NELLIE BRUCE - age 81, of Asbury Acres, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 29, 1997. She was a member of Seymour Heights Christian Church. Preceded in death by husband, Alvin J. Sheets. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Sue and Charles Jones, Lois and James Boatman of Seymour; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sue Sheets of Louisville, Ky.; brothers, Earl Bruce and Jack Bruce of Knoxville, William Bruce of East Point, Ga., and Tim Bruce of California; sisters, Edna Smith of Knoxville, Donna Pitts of Athens, Ala., and Carrie Babbit of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren, Randal Summers, Charles Jones, and James Boatman of Knoxville, Terri Brogdon of Seymour, Andrea McGinnis and Rhonda Sheets of Clarksville, Ind.; five great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance of Greenwood Cemetery Friday by 10:15 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Robert Berry officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

SIRCY, INFANT TREVOR CAMERON DUPUY - age three months, passed away Saturday, April 26th at the U.T. Hospital in Knoxville. He is survived by parents, Wayne and Angela Dupuy Sircy, Knoxville; sister, Ashley Treadway, Rockwood; brothers, Cody Layne Sircy and Brandon Ty Sircy, Knoxville; grandparents, George and Annette Bednor, Cleveland, Ohio, Greg and Carolyn Blanton, Knoxville, Tommy and Cindy Sircy, Nashville, Bill and Patricia James, Spring City, Jerry and Karen Givens, Rockwood, A.G. and Deanie Sircy, Nashville, Odell Wallace, Nashville, Howard and Elizabeth Givens, Rockwood; host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside service and interment will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Intensive Care Nursery, U.T. Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee. The family of infant Trevor Cameron Dupuy Sircy will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. 

SMITH, MARY CHARLES (SIB) - age 96, of Powell, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997. She was a member of Bon View Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Smith and son, James C. Smith. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Polly and Huey Johnson of Powell; daughter-in-law, Essie Smith of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jeff Johnson, Kathy Modrell, Lea Anne Smith, Ira Smith and Greg Smith; three great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet Thursday at New Gray Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service with Rev. Harvey Harmon officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bon View Baptist Church, 900 Belle Aire Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 37921. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

THIGPEN, DOROTHY ROBERTS - of Seymour, formerly of West Point, Ga., passed away April 30, 1997. Member of First United Methodist Church, West Point, Ga. Preceded in death by husband, O.C. Thigpen; mother, Belle Roberts; father, R.I. Roberts; brother, W.B. Roberts; sister, Martha E. Christenberry. Survivors: nephew, Clayton Christenberry; grand-nephew and niece, Gusty and Lissa Christenberry; niece, Judy Christenberry; other nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family held private services Wednesday night at Berry Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Riverdale Cemetery in Columbus, Ga. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to The American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. 

THOMPSON, IVA JANE MYNATT - age 67, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 28, 1997. She was a longtime member of Sharon Baptist Church; a charter member and past worthy matron of Starlight Chapter #463 Order of the Eastern Star and member of Past Matron and Patrons Club. Preceded in death by father and mother, Ulyes K. Mynatt, Sr. and Belva Lee Maples Mynatt. Survived by children, David W. Thompson, Terresa Diane Vandergriff and Benita J. Thompson, all of Knoxville; brother, U.K. Mynatt, Jr. and sister-in-law Shirley Ann; sister, Connie Gail Mynatt Hubbs (who was so very kind to her); grandchildren, Melani Jean Thompson, Dana M. Thompson and Nikki Vandergriff. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Sharon Baptist Church, Dr. James E. Robertson officiating. Interment Sharon Cemetery. Pallbearers: Charles Shannon, John Whiteside, Richard Mynatt, Jason Hubbs, Kyle Branch and Steve Knight. Body will lie in state one hour before service. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

TOUTON, MARTHA ANN - age 45, of West Knoxville, passed away 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Preceded in death by mother, Mary Touton; father, Lester A. Touton; sisters, Mary Katherine Heinz and Susan Alice McCarter. Survivors: brothers, John R. Touton, Knoxville, Lester M. Touton, Georgia; sisters, Mildred Whaley, Virginia, Marie Galyon, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, Weaver Chapel, Rev. Van Sanks officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home, 5815 Western Ave. 

WALKER, MRS. ESTELLA A. WHITTINGTON - 3220 Lay Avenue, passed away on April 29, 1997, at Baptist Church, following a lingering illness. Preceded in death by Clayton Whittington, Sr. and Lehmon Walker; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Arnold; two sisters and a brother. A devoted member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, she was a charter member of Usher Board No. 1 and a member of the Missionary Society. She leaves to rejoice in her homegoing, two sons and daughters-in-law, Clayton (Cora) Whittington, Ohio and Charles (Charlene) Whittington, Knoxville; three sisters, Leotra (Jerry) Davis, Rosa Sinkfield and Willie C. Thompkins; a brother, Harvey Arnold; five sisters-in-law, Janie Whittington, Barbara Whittington, Irene Moffett, Doris Davis, Aileen Reid; brother-in-law, Horace Whittington; seven grandchildren, Clayton Whittington, Valarie (Lester) Upton, Tanya (Glenn) Hudson, Shannon Whittington, LaTonya Penn, Cecilia Whittington, Catrina (Patrick) Smith; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a devoted family member, Ozona Smith; many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Knoxville, Georgia and Minnesota; devoted caregivers, Ernestine Johnson, Betty Martin, Lorraine Brown, and the staff of Housecalls (East) Home Nursing Services and the Bethel A.M.E. Church family. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 3, 10:30-11 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2460 Parkview Ave. Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., Rev. Michael Broadnax officiating. Interment Holly Hills Memorial Park. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.

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