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ALLEN, R.C. - age 72, of South Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998, at his home. Survivors: sisters, Elizabeth Richardson and Nell Johnson; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerry and Lenda, Steve and Gaye, Royce and Connie, Ted and Dianna and Pat and Lisa; grandchildren, Rick, Paula, Bob and Rhonda Ricks, Jeremy, Kim Elam, Robert and Kathy Davis, Brian, Angie, Sarah, Patrick, Jennifer and Nikki Carte; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hunter, Danielle, Kristen and Rebecca. Graveside service 1 p.m. CST Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Fairdealing Cemetery, Fairdealing, Ky. with Rev. Johnny Shepard officiating. Visitation will be from 12-1 p.m. CST at Fairdealing Church of Christ before the service. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 27, 1998, from 7-9 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

BAIRD, MISS VIDA ELIZABETH (AUNT VIDA) - age 97, a lifelong resident of Jacksboro, Tenn., passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998, at LaFollette Nursing Home. She attended Nazareth Academy, Bardstown, Ky. and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio and served as pianist many years of the Jacksboro First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father and mother, Captain Winston and Nora Baird; sisters, Theresa Carden and Aline Lindsay; brothers, Edgar, William, Sam and Don Baird. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Lendon and Juanita Baird, Jacksboro; special nephew and companion, Allen Carden, Jacksboro; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral service Tuesday, January 27, 1998, 8 p.m. at Jacksboro First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Parker and Dr. Carroll Golden officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday before services at Jacksboro First Baptist Church. Family and friends will meet Wednesday 1 p.m. at Jacksboro Cemetery for interment. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jacksboro First Baptist Church Music of Building Fund. Walter Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements. 

BARR, MR. JAMES STEPHEN - age 74, of Blackjack Road, Rockwood, passed away Monday, January 26th in the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. He was a retired chemical operator with Union Carbide with 38 years of service. Member and past master of East Fork Lodge #460 F.& A.M., a Scottish Rite and Shriner. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Lillian Ward Barr; brothers, J.C. Hubert and Eugene Barr; several half-brothers and half-sisters. Survived by his wife, Reba Lucille Barr, Rockwood; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Dallas Fritts, Rockwood; three grandchildren, Gregory S., Brad and Angela Fritts; one great-grandchild, Tyler Austin Ray; brothers, Gaston (Boots) Barr, Harold Barr and Junior F. Barr, Harriman; several nieces and nephews. Masonic memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 28th, at 2 p.m. followed by funeral service in the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Kenneth Stubbs officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of James S. Barr. 

BURKE, HERMAN D. - age 89, of Tazewell. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1928, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. The body will lie in state 30 min. Seals Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Coffey, Tazewell. Coffey Funeral Home in charge. 

CHAMBERS, GLORIA JEAN - age 56, of Maryville, formerly of California, passed away Monday, January 26, 1998, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee in Knoxville. Member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, John Chambers; son, Paul E. Chambers of California; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill R. and Diane Chambers of Maryville, Rev. Philip and Yolanda Chambers of Illinois; eight grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Carr of West Virginia, Paula Coover of California; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3310 Old Niles Ferry Rd., Maryville, Rev. Jimmy Riner officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

CHAPMAN, CLARENCE A. - age 92, of LaFollette, passed away Monday, January 26, 1998, at LaFollette Nursing Home. He attended the Fincastle United Methodist Church and was a member of the Valley Star Masonic Lodge No. 577 for 70 years. Preceded in death by a loving wife, Goldia E. Ellison Chapman; son, John Chapman; grandson, Barry Chapman and great-grandson, Matthew B. Henegar. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Margie S. Chapman, LaFollette; sons, Poe, Sam and Edwin Chapman, all of LaFollette; daughters, Jane Moore, Knoxville, Ruth Henegar, LaFollette; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Hannah Rose Henegar; one brother, Edwin Bell Chapman, Arizona; one sister, Mary K. Miller, LaFollette Nursing Home, host of friends and relatives. Funeral services Thursday, January 29, 1998, 10 a.m. at Fincastle United Methodist Church with Rev. David Lawrence and Rev. Don Reynolds officiating. Interment Glade Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The body will be moved to the church one hour before services. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Fincastle United Methodist Church Building Fund, Route 1, Box 2, LaFollette, Tenn. 37766, or to the church of your choice. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette with Masonic Memorial Services at 8 p.m. at Walters Chapel. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements. 

COLLINS, MRS. MARGARET LILLIAN - age 76, of Maynardville, was called home 10:45 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 1998. She was a longtime member of Nave Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband: Rev. Conley A. Collins; son, John David Collins; parents, Alto and Margaret Thomas. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Collins, Jack and Sharon Collins, Jerry Collins, Paul and Jean Ann Collins, Bill and Emma Collins, Dale Collins and fiancee' Lila Tiller, Phil and Chantay Collins, Benny and Pam Collins; daughters and sons-in-law, Gaynell and the late Clondo Cox, Nancy and Jim Carter, Mary Tolliver and Kyle Morrissey, Anne and Larry Walker, Shelia and Kenny Mason, Shirley Collins and Freddie Brasfield, Renee and Loren Davis; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; half-sister, Ritta Sharp, Corryton. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Nicely officiating. Interment Monroe Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

FAULKNER, ROSE J. - age 96, of West Knoxville, died January 25, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was a long-standing member and Sunday School teacher at Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Jess Faulkner, Sr.; son, Jess Faulkner, Jr.; daughter, Martha Sowers. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Mary Nell Faulkner, Paul and Kate Faulkner; daughter-in-law, Jimmie Faulkner, all of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Rev. Philip W. Nation officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. Family request that memorial donations may be made to Rocky Hill Baptist Church, 7409 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

FOX, LUCILLE CARSON - age 76, of West Knoxville, died Saturday, January 24, 1998, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Bearden United Methodist Church. Area vocalist having sung at many churches and special functions. After raising her family, she became an avid bridge player. She was a Live Master Bridge player and tournament director for the American Contract Bridge League. Survivors: husband of 55 years, Leroy G. Fox, Knoxville; daughter, Barbara Fox, Sandy, Oregon; son and daughter-in-law, Spencer C. and Adelaide Fox, Kirkland, Wash.; grandchildren, Carl Fox and wife, Danielle, David Fox, James Fox; great-grandson, Phillip Fox; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. Richard and JoAnne Fox of Olympia, Wash.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Dr. Julian Spitzer officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association East Tenn. Region, 4708 Papermill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37909, The American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 or Kidney Foundation of East Tenn. 4450 Walker Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

FRAZIER, JUNE D. - age 72, passed away Monday, January 26, 1998, at U.T. Hospital. She was a member of Asbury Church of Christ and was preceded in death by husband, Arthur F. Frazier. Survived by sons, Wayne M. and Terry A. Frazier; daughters, Vickie J. Painter and Connie D. Mason; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Almeda La Fevor. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCarty Chapel with Allen Tolliver and Johnnie Jenkins officiating followed by the interment at Thorngrove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

GLENN, BETTY LOUISE WILLIAMS - of 3920 Nerva Drive, Apt. 12, departed this life, January 26, 1998, at U.T. Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Eddie Roe and Lucille Atkinson; daughter, Tonya Renee (Cookie) Williams; husband, Willie Idell Glenn. Survivors: children, Mary J. (Jeffrey) Beauchaine, Georgia, Lina L. (James) Taylor, John, Fredrick (Alice), Tony (Linda), and Lawrence, Henry, Scotty Williams, and Larry Lauderback, all of Knoxville; stepfather, Henry Fitzpatrick; daughter-in-law, Kathy Williams; sisters, Mary Lynn (Granville) Jetta nd Della G. Callaway; a host of devoted grandchildren to include, Tynashia Barger and Sinneshia O'Neal; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; aunt, Mrs. Pearl Roe; and a host of many nieces, nephews and many devoted friends to include, Oscar (Poor Boy) Brown, Tom Fair, Emmitt G. Jones. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:30-7 p.m. Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

GOUGE, MR. WARREN H. - age 77, of S. Kingston Ave., Rockwood, passed away Sunday, Jnauary 25th at the U.T. Hospital, Knoxville. He was a retired self-employed trucker, owner and operator of Harriman Drag Strip in the 1950's, race car driver at 411 Speedway, operator of Roane County Speedway in the 1950's and 60's, avid hunter and fisherman, U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, member of the Cardiff Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, John F. and Grace Kirk Gouge; wife, Bessie Elaine Crabtree Gouge in 1990; daughter, Veda Mae Gouge; grandchildren, Chris and Chad Pettitt; brothers, Johnny and Ed Gouge. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John Roger and Carol Gouge, Marion, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Don Pettitt, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Anita Gouge, Rockwood; grandchildren, John Lee Gouge, Aaron Pettitt, Whitney and Corie Gouge; great-grandchildren, Jason Lee, Jessica Pettitt; sisters, Betty Austin, Harriman, Sue Martin, Atlanta, Ga., Geneva Carter Chmura, Sarasota, Fla.; brothers, Tommy Gouge, Adrian, Mich., Everett Gouge, Monrova, Calif.; special friend, Joyce Mayton. Special thanks to Jerry and Donna Cox, for all their kindness. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Roy Langley officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Mr. Warren H. Gouge. 

HENRY, MAUD CHADWICK - of Luttrell, died Sunday, January 25, 1998, at National Health Care. She celebrated her 100th birthday December 1, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Clay E. Henry; grandson, William Gary Needham; son-in-law, William S. Needham; and son-in-law, Herbert Lay, Jr. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, John B. and Chris Henry of Nashville; daughter, Fern Lay of Maynardville; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Robert Quinton of Morristown; granddaughter and husband, Elaine and Sam McKenna of Nashville; granddaughter, Robbie Quinton of Nashville; grandson and wife, Jerry and Joan Draper of Nashville; grandson and wife, David and Jennifer Lay of Knoxville; seven great-grandchildren; special friends and neighbors, LaVon and Sue Acuff of Luttrell. The family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Dyer Cemetery in Luttrell for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Rev. John Rogers officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite organization. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville. 

HOLT, BEULAH SHAVER - age 97, of Rutledge, Tenn., passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Rutledge United Methodist Church and was the first woman duly elected circuit court clerk in the state of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.E. Holt and brother, Roy L. Shaver. She is survived by daughters, Mary Grainger Wolfenbarger of Rutledge and Helen Holt Smith of Kingsport; sister, Una Shaver of Knoxville; grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law, Dr. Clyde and Jean Smith of Jackson, Tenn., William Holt and Jo Smith of Madisonville, Frances Smith and Jerry McCrary of Kingsport, Jeffrey Alexander and Pamela Smith of Houston, Texas, Joe Wayne and Sheri Wolfenbarger of Bean Station, Alan Kent and Donna Kay Wolfenbarger of Rutledge, Michael Steven and Sharon Wolfenbarger of Rutledge; great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren-in-law, Garrison Berry Smith, Colin Elisha Smith, Jace and Nathan Smith, William Holt Smith, Jr., Bryan Edward Smith, Ryan Alan McCrary, Ashlyn Marie Smith, Jarrett Alexander Smith; step-great-grandchildren, Lane Wolfenbarger of Knoxville, Casey Jo Wolfenbarger of Bean Station, Paul Maynard of Bean Station, Whitney Lambdin and Travis Lambdin of Rutledge, Claz Cooper of Rutledge; three other step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Dorothy Phelps of Rutledge. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998, from the Smith Funeral Home with Reverend Jeff Wright and Reverend Kerry Bond officiating. Graveside service and interment will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 1998, in the Rutledge Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

HONEYCUTT, ROSCOE - age 79, of Knoxville, passed away January 24, 1998, at Holston Health Care. Family and friends will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for a 12 noon graveside service with Rev. Guy Milan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetic Association. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

HOWARD, THELMA JEAN - age 68, of New Market, passed away 7:15 a.m. January 25, 1998, at her residence, after an extended illness with cancer. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, where she was a member of Agape Sunday School class. Preceded in death by parents, Ollie and Enda Davis; and brother, Fain Davis. Survived by husband, Dr. J. Eugene Howard; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. David and Alice Howard of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter, Dr. Carol Howard of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Randy Marshall of New Market, Tenn.; grandchildren, Luke and Hope Carol Howard of Memphis, Michael and Bryson Marshall of New Market; sister-in-law, Elaine Holden of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Farrar's Chapel with Dr. William Johnson officiating. Family and friends will gather Wednesday 10:45 a.m. at Pleasant Grove (Haworth) Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service Tuesday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Susan Howell, ACS Memorials, 2356 Ravenridge Trail, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tn. 

HUMPHREY, MAYNARD A. - age 48, of Harriman, passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998, at Roane Medical Center. He was an auxiliary policeman in Harriman, member of FTHP, member of Childs Memorial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Andy Humphrey; brother, Robert Woods; ex-wife, Nancy Humphrey; stepfather, Ellis Woods. Survivors: wife, Julia Humphrey of Harriman; daughters, Donna Guinn of Kingston, Denise Branson of Kingston, Christiana Humphrey of Harriman, Sheree Humphrey of Harriman; son, John Humphrey; mother, Iva Mae Woods of Harriman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and Bruce Rose of Harriman, Louise Humphrey of Rockwood, Nola and Dean Howard of Harriman, Kathy and Barry Thompson of Crab Orchard, Margaret and Mike Sampson of Harriman, Mary and Jeff Crox of Harriman; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Patricia Woods of Kingston; several grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Huel Hooker officiating. Interment in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. 

HUTSON, RUTH GAINES - age 69, of Halls, went to be with the Lord January 24, 1998. Member of Mountain View Church of God, Luttrell. Preceded in death by parents, Virgil and Thelma Gaines; and son, Larry Hutson. Survivors: husband of 51 years, Bill Hutson; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Hutson; daughter-in-law, Alta Hutson; sister, Virgie Hunley; grandson, Mark Hutson; granddaughters and husbands, Tessa and Tony Woods and Beth and David New; great-grandchildren, Logan and Jessi New and Jakob Woods; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. Harold Sowder and Rev. Larry Chandler officiating. Pallbearers: Ricky Merritt, J.C. Wells, Randy Merritt, Fonnie Rail, Paul Pratt, and Ronald Ward. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

JENNINGS, KENNETH W. - age 77, of Lake City, passed away at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge on Monday, January 26, 1998. Mr. Jennings was a deacon and member of Fratersville Baptist Church. He was born in High Splint, Ky. on April 7, 1920, the oldest of 15 children born to John W. and Eva McDavid Jennings. He retired from Union Carbide in 1980 where he was employed as an ironworker. He has been a member of the Iron Workers Local #384 for more than 40 years. Since his retirement Mr. Jennings had enjoyed spending time with his family, visiting all of his children daily. He was a devout Christian and and inspiration to his family. He was a friend to all and enjoyed being around people, especially his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Ruth Elaine Jennings; and brothers, Clarence, Bob and Dempsy. He is survived by his wife of 58 1/2 years, Nevaline Vowell Jennings of Lake City; son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Helen Jennings of Caryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Robert Hendren and Vicki and Richard Massey, all of Caryville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by brothers, Howard Jennings and Charlie Jennings of Clinton; and sisters, Lena Torress of California, Bernice Reynolds of Kansas and Reba Griffith of Clinton; sister-in-law, Margaret Jennings of Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Fratersville Baptist Church with Rev. David Riggs, Rev. Howard Robbins and Rev. Les Arwood officiating. Interment will be at Leach Cemetery in Lake City. The family will receive friends at Cox-Martin Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998. Cox-Martin Funeral Home is in charge. 

JENKINS, ULYSSES WESLEY - age 87, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday evening, January 25, 1998, at Baptist Health Care Center. Ulysses was a member of First Baptist Church. Retired from Lakeshore Hospital. Owned and operated Dukes Cleaners for 20 1/2 years. A deputy sheriff during Perry Guiders term. A barber in George Preston's Barber Shop. A veteran of World War II serving with the Army. Survivors: wife, Lola Rainwater Jenkins; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dick DeMerchant, Rev. Jack Belcher and Rev. Doug Alexander officiating. Entombment Lake View Mausoleum. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. 

JOHNSON, RUTH SEATON - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998. She attended New Hopewell Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Russell F. Johnson; son, Gary Johnson; grandchild, Eric Johnson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Claude Johnson and Rev. Eric Boyer officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

KERLEY, EVELYN T. - age 75, of Maryville, died Sunday, January 25, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Everett Hills Baptist Church. Survivors include husband, Warren Quinten Kerley of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sandra Kerley of Greenville, S.C.; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Mike and Lynn Kerley of Charleston, S.C.; grandson, Chad Kerley of Greenville, S.C. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Allen Raines officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville and then proceed to the gravesite for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, East Tennessee Region, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909 or to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter, 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

KERR, REV. PRESS J. - age 71, of Maryville, died Sunday, January 25, 1998, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a lifetime member of Centenary Baptist Church, pastored several area Blount County churches, was a Navy Veteran of World War II, retired from ALCOA and was a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Service Club, member of Mt. View Masonic Lodge #519 F.& A.M. Rev. Kerr was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur C. and Ursa Long Kerr; and brothers, Edward and Raymond Kerr. Survivors include wife, Ruth Nichols Kerr of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Tony Roberts of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Don J. and Deborah Kerr of High Point, N.C.; grandchildren, Jeff Roberts, Jason Huskey, Amanda Kerr, Scott Kerr; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leeo and Ruth Kerr, James and Joyce Kerr, all of Maryville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Katherine and Johnny Shipwash, Delores and Lemuel Blair, all of Maryville; sisters, Rue Mae Hair, Lorene Kerr, both of Maryville; sisters-in-law, Mary Ruth Kerr, Genez Kerr, both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Holder, Rev. Dean Mullins and Rev. Brian Hearon officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Centenary Cemetery for the interment service. Nephews will serve as active and honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

KIMBERLIN, RUTH MARIE - age 86, of Newport, passed away Monday, January 26, 1998, at Cocke County Baptist Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Kimberlin. She is survived by sons, Charles, James H. and William H. Kimberlin; twin sister, Ruby Wolfenbarger. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Highland Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Hensley and Rev. Dennis Strange officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

LOVE, ALPHONSO - of 1133 West New Street, formerly of the Emory Gap/Harriman Community, entered into eternal rest on January 24th., 1998, at Hillcrest North. Preceded in death by parents , Hugh and Bessie Kimbro Love. He was a member of First Baptist Church Deaf Congreation of Knoxville. He was a graduate of TSD of Knoxville. He leaves to mourn his passing, daughter, Deborah Love; granddaughter, Raisin Love; grandson, Larry Love; great-granddaughter, Darrisha Stewart, all of Knoxville; sister, Ms. Addie Love; sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Love; nephew, James Little, all of Harriman. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 28th., 1998, from 12 until 12:30 p.m. at Jarnigan's Chapel with funeral service to follow at 12:30 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Jerry Seal officiating. Interment to follow Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood, Tenn. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

McCOIG, CLIFFORD JOSEPH - age 68, of New Market, Tenn., passed away January 25, 1998, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. Member of Burchfield Memorial Church. Mr. McCoig was a veteran of the Korean War. Preceded in death by parents, Colombus and Bertie McCoig; brothers, Floyd and Claude McCoig. Survivors include wife, Hazel Ruth McCoig of New Market, Tenn.; daughter, Sandra Humphrey and husband, Randy of Strawberry Plains; son, Steve McCoig of New Market; grandchildren, Kristy and William McCoig of New Market, Tenn.; brothers, Lawrence McCoig of Tacoma, Wash., Fred McCoig of Sevierville, Tenn.; sister, Zola McCoig of Dandridge, Tenn. Services will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Rawlings Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Suffridge and Rev. Mike Strese officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998, in Burchfield Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darrell McCoig, Carthel McCoig, Bill Fox, Stanley McCoig, James Fox and Wayne Fox. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998. Arrangements made by Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville, Tenn. 

METZGUER, MARGARET A. - age 89, of Hillsborough, N.C., previously a Knoxville resident for over 40 years, died Saturday, January 24, 1998. She was the widow of Albert Metzguer. A loving lady with an abiding sense of humor. She was also a devout Catholic. She is survived by sons, John Metzguer, Henderson, Nevada and Thomas Metzguer, Hillsborough, N.C. and daughter, Patricia Harris, Chapel Hill, N.C. and their families. She was preceded in death by brothers, Edward and L.H. ''Buddy'' Carson. Surviving sibling are Cathrine Bernard, Baton Rough, La., Helen Bray, Roma, Ga., Elizabeth Garza, San Francisco and J. Patrick Carson, Nesbit, Miss. A service will be held 10:30 a.m. February 7 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Knoxville. A memorial service will also be held January 29, in Hillsborough, N.C. Memorial gifts may be made to The Holy Family Building Fund, P.O. Box 1061, Hillsborough, N.C. 27278. 

MURPHY, OLLIE EARL - age 94, of Maryville, died Monday, January 26, 1998, at the family home. He was a member of Springview Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher for many years, he was retired from ALCOA and a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Service Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Evelyn Carpenter Murphy; sisters, Mae McTeer and Blanche Langford of Maryville; brothers, Bart, Coy, Ferman, Frank adn Rollie Murphy of Maryville. Survivors include wife, Lillian Arrowood Murphy; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Walt Davis of Walland; daughter, Kathy Mullen of Maryville; grandchildren, Earlean and Terry Cummings, Johnie Lee Davis, all of Maryville; great-grandchildren, Lacie, LaRanda and LaShala Cummings; step-grandchildren, Teresa and Ken Stinnett and family of Maryville, Walter Davis, Jr. and family of Pensacola, Fla.; sisters, Lora Wilson, Maude Tulloch of Maryville; brother, Home Murphy of Maryville; sisters-in-law, Stella Murphy of Alcoa, Sally Hensley of Charleston, S.C., Ruth Bearden of Augusta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Guy Milan officiating. The interment will follow in Carpenter's Cemtery. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

NEWMAN, JENNELLA SEATON - age 85, of Dandridge, formerly of Sevier County (Sugar Lands) of the Great Smokey Mountains, passed away Monday, January 26, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of Jefferson County since 1933. She was the last surviving member of the Rev. James H. and Ada Bolden Seaton Family, builder of the Seaton Summer City of Sevier County. She was a member of the Swanns Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Fred Newman; son, Raymond Newman and parents, Rev. James H. and Ada Bolden Seaton. Survivors: daughter, Lenora Newman, Sue Franklin, both of Dandridge; daughter and son-in-law, Anna Lee and J.C. Cantrell of Sevierville, Nancy and Hobart Jones of Dandridge; daughter, Alie Maples of Gatlinburg; son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Joann Newman, Ray and Edith Newman, all of Dandridge; 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; half-sisters, Bonnie Wright of Jefferson City, Rose Cogdill of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m. at Middle Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. John Price and Rev. Sonny Strange officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Body moved to church to lie in state one hour before services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Friends of the Great Smokies National Park, 134 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tenn. 37862. Family will receive friends Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

PREWITT, ETHEL F. - age 97, of Harriman, formerly of Mt. Sterling, Ky., passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998, at Roane Medical Center. She was a member of First Christian Church of Harriman. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph A. Prewitt; son-in-law, Waller L. Sands. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jan Prewitt of Lexington, Ky.; daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Frank Hardin of Kodak, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Stella Prewitt of Leesburg, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Arnold Jones of Waynesville, Ohio; daughter, Shirley P. Sands of Harriman; niece, Marcella Faulkner Mountjoy of Williamsburg, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastin and Taul Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Sterling, Ky., Rev. John Wagnon officiating. Interment in Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Ky. The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at Eastin and Taul Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, Ky. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church in Harriman or charity of your choice. Announcement by Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. 

RUTHERFORD, NELL - 90, of 704 Engineer St., Corbin, Ky., passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998, in the Baptist Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1907, in Whitley County, Ky. to the late Matt and Patsy Duncan Moses. She belonged to Immanuel Baptist Church. Her husband, Silas J. Rutherford and a son, Silas Gordon Rutherford, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons: Floyd Rutherford and Wendell Rutherford of Corbin, Ky. and Wayne Rutherford of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Pat Rutherford of Virginia Beach, Va.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the O'Neil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton and Rev. Thermon Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at O'Neil Funeral Home, Corbin, Ky. 

RUTHERFORD, CECIL ELMER - age 79, passed away January 25th., 1998 at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was born July 23th., 1919, son of Fred and Rose (Whitson) Rutherford. Mr. Rutherford was preceded in death by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Virginia Ailene Davis Rutherford; sons, Michael Ray Rutherford, Phillip Wayne Rutherford; sisters, Lois V. Roberts and Kathleen Wright and brother, Lonial Rutherford. Mr. Rutherford was a member of the Baptist faith. Veteran of WWII. He was retired from Knoxville Orthopedic Appliance where he worked for 30 years. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Sebert Collins of Luttrell, with whom he made his home, Dorothy and Chris Irwin of Knoxville; daughter, Sandra Lawson of Knoxville; grandchildren, Chris Collins of Luttrell, Kimberly Collins Oakley of South Carolina, Margaret, Chris and Travis Irwin of Knoxville, Jason and Joseph Lawson of Knoxville, Alyssia Rutherford of Atlanta; one great-granddaughter; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Kathy Rutherford of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Roseberry Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Rev. Albert R. Baumgardner officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

SHARP, ALBERTA PAULINE - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Florence Sharp; brother, Dewey Sharp; and sister, Cecil Sharp Kidd. Member of Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle. Survivors: sisters, Ruth Sharp Moore of Powell, Grace Sharp Ailey, Marie Sharp Pike and Arbutus Sharp Candler, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Albert Barlow officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 11 a.m. Wednesday for interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

SHARP, WILLIE (SEIVERS) - age 88, of South Knoxville, died 3:40 a.m. Monday, January 26, 1998, at Windwood Health Care Center, Clinton. She was a longtime member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Member of Knoxville Musician's Union Local No. 546 and member of Novelty Hawaiians Band. Preceded in death by parents, William and Myrtle Seivers; husband, Glen Sharp; daughter, Georgia Sharp; brother, Mack Seivers and stepmother, Beatrice Seivers. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Janet Seivers; nephews, Charles G. Seivers, James M. Seivers, Hoyt Seivers and Elliot Seivers; nieces, Dawn Seivers, and Paige McGimsey; several great-nieces and great nephews, all of Clinton. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Dennis Ford officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

SHUBERT, CHARLES EDWARD (ED) - age 74, passed away peacefully at his home in River Oaks Place, Lenoir City, on Sunday, January 25, 1998. Born February 17, 1923, in Lenoir City. He had resided for the past 20 years in Keystone Heights/Melrose, Fla. Member of the First Baptist Church of Keystone Heights, and former member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, served in the Philippines. Retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was a supervisor in the Metallurgy division. Preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette Price Shubert; son, Jimmy Shubert; parents, Joe Edward (Buck) and Grace Aiken Shubert; sister, Sara Nelle Shubert; son-in-law, Jack Oran; brothers, Jimmy and Billy Shubert. Mr. Shubert is survived and sadly missed by his wife of 28 years, Lucille Kerley Shubert; daughter, JoAnn Shubert Oran of Oak Ridge; daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda and Jim Jobe of Luxembourg; sons and daughters-in-law, Eddy and Doris Shubert, Bob and Rhonda Shubert, Tommy and Debbie Shubert, all of Lenoir City, Billy and Debbie Shubert of Seymour, Ind.; brother and sister-in-law, Benny and Fannie Rhea Shubert; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Wayne Howell and Mary and Kyle Stooksbury, all of Lenoir City; also survived by 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several very special nieces and nephews; brother-in-law and wife, Paul (Booge) and Ursula Kerley; and sister-in-law and husband, Aldene and J.W. Wilburn of Lenoir City. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Lakeview Cemetery, Lenoir City with full military honors conferred by the East Tenn. Veterans Honor Guard. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 for the procession to the cemetery. Mr. Shubert's grandsons and nephews will serve as his pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

SISE, CALVIN OWEN, SR. - age 73, of South Knoxville, passed away Sunday morning at Ft. Sanders Hospital following an illness. A lifelong native of Knox County, he was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church and was a retired store manager with over 45 years service at Cas Walker Supermarkets. Mr. Sise was a veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by wife, Bonnie Sise of South Knoxville; sons, Calvin Sise, Jr. and wife, Pat of South Knoxville, Frank Sise, Sr. (USA-RET) and wife, Takeko of South Knoxville, Michael M. Sise, Sr. (USA-RET.) and wife, Linda of Seymour, Don ''Pete'' Sise (USA-RET) South Knoxville; daughter, Donna ''Sissy'' Sise of South Knoxville; sister, Lois Julian of South Knoxville; grandchildren, Calvin III, Chris, Kim, Jo Anne, Apryl, Franklin Jr., Mark, Tamara, Steven and Brandi; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Kelsey and Ian. The funeral will be 8 p.m. Tuesday evening in the Highland South Chapel with Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 before the service. Interment Wednesday 10 a.m. Highland South Cemetery with full military honors provided. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, 573-7300. 

STAPLETON, MARTHA JANE COFFEY - age 93, of Thorn Hill, passed away January 25, 1998, at her residence. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Stapleton; brothers, Elijah and John A. Coffey; and son-in-law, Clifford Kincaid. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and is survived by son, Robert N. Stapleton, Jr., Thorn Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sally Stapleton, Washburn; daughter, Shirley Kincaid, Dayton, Ohio; her twin sister, Elizabeth Jane Clifton, Marshall, Mich.; sister, Myrtle Ramond, Michigan; foster sister and husband, Dent Hopper and Rev. J.W. Hopper, Maryville; grandchildren, Dr. Stephen Craig Kincaid, Jackson, Ohio, Amy Belk and husband, Tim, Washburn, Joey Stapleton, Knoxville, Doug Kincaid and wife, Gina, Dayton, Ohio, Mike Kincaid and Sherry Kincaid, Dayton, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends. To have known Martha was to love her and she will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church with Rev. Denver Davidson, Rev. Jerry Epperson and Rev. Freddy Parker officiating. Interment to follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6-8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

THOMAS, MARY R. NICHOLS - departed this life Saturday, January 24, 1998, at Fort Sanders Medical Center. Retired employee of Levi Strauss Inc. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Roseberry City. A loyal member of the Mothers Board. She leaves to cherish her memory: loving husband, David Thomas; four daughters, Karen Smith, Glenda Johnson, Felicia and Carla Thomas; two sons, Eugene Johnson III and David Thomas, all of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Brenda Johnson, Chancery Thomas and Drew Tate; one great-grandson, Terry Dailey II; three sisters, Frances and Charlie Branner, Nannie and Hollis Moore and Daisy Latimer; three brothers, Henry and Thomas Nichols and Charles (Ed) and Nadine Nichols; mother-in-law, Laura Thomas; two sisters-in-law, Lillian Latham and Marie Flemming; one uncle, Arthur and Darcus Swann of Virginia; devoted friends, Elizabeth Cross, Clara Harris and Joan Simon; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends including her church family. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 29, 1998, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 6-6:30 p.m. with funeral to follow, Rev. Walter Ghosten officiating. Interment Friday, January 30, 1998, at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m. The family will be at the home of Glenda Johnson, 3500 Cherry Hill Ave. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

WHITLOCK, NAOMI M. - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away January 23, 1998, at the Baptist Hospital. Funeral service 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. Carl Simmons and Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday for a 2 p.m. interment service at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

TURNER, CURTIS M.L. ''RED'' - age 88, of Knoxville, died Monday, January 26, 1998, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Native of Austell, Ga. until moving to Knoxville in 1992. Active member of Orange Hill Baptist Church. Retired from General Motors Chevrolet Plant in Atlanta, after working there for 43 years. Preceded in death by wife, Edna Darnell Turner; son, Charles E. Turner; father and mother, Newt and Hattie Turner; brothers, Richard, Clyde and Hewlett Turner. Survivors: daughter, Marjean Evans, Knoxville; daughter-in-law, and husband, Loraine and Tom Jones, Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, L. Cecil Turner, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, E. Ray Evans of Knoxville, C. Dwaine Evans of Morristown, Tenn., Kathy Mustoe of Thompson Station, Tenn., Ronald C. Evans of Seymour, Tenn., Karen Vann of Millbrook, Ala., Terri McDearman of Jacksonville, Fla.; 11 great-grandchildren; and his devoted and loving friend, Mary Parsons. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday at Davis-Struempf Funeral Home, 1975 East-West Connector, Austell, Ga. Family and friends will meet Friday at the Westview Cemetery, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga. for graveside services at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to Northwest Baptist Church, 2614 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37912. Family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Davis-Struempf Funeral Home in Austell, Ga. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

WARD, ALBERT DAVID - age 92, of Decatur, died Saturday at a Sweetwater Hospital. A Meigs County elementary school principal and teacher, he was a former postmaster and retired letter carrier. He was a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier Association and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was a member of the Decatur United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.L. and Alice Fitch Ward. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Gregory Ward of Decatur; three daughters, Betty Carolyn Ward of Decatur, Julia Ward Ross and Chatham M. Ross of Pfafftown, N.C. and Mary Ward of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Sam F. Ward of Decatur, Ga. and A.L. Ward, Jr. of Titusville, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth DeBusk of Decatur, Edna Heird of Maryville and Alice Frances Claiborne of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Decatur United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Ogle and Chancellor Earl Henley officiating. Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the church. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Meigs County High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 242, Decatur, TN 37322 or the Decatur United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1255, Decatur, TN 37322. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements. 

WARWICK, HELEN MAE - age 67, of Powell, passed away Saturday, January 24, 1998. Member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Paul Eugene Warwick; and brothers, Tommy and Johnny Hellard. Survivors: husband, Edgar L. Warwick; children, Carolyn Jones, Shirley Bayless, Betty Workman, Eddie and Walter Warwick; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosa Lee Proeitti, Mable Cardwell, Martha Jones and Edith Martinez; brothers, Jeff, Robert and Gene Hellard; several nieces and nephews. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Paul Adcock, Rev. Herman Lakin and Rev. Kelsie Jessie officiating. Interment church cemetery. Pallbearers: Ricky Hatmaker, Scott Robins, Timothy Workman, David Jones, Jr., Barry, Gary, and David Warwick. The body will lie in state one hour before the service. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

WHITE, MR. ROBERT M. - age 70, died Sunday, January 25, 1998. Mr. White served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla White; one son, Robert Mitchell, Jr. and wife, Judy of Luttrell, Tenn.; two daughters, Kathyrn W. Houser and husband, Vann Stephen of Knoxville and Melinda A. Lawson and husband, Lee of Knoxville; one brother, James E. White and wife, Carolyn of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, and Andrew White, Lucas, Nicholas, and Stevie Marie Lawson. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998, in the chapel at Highland West Funeral Home with burial following the service in Highland West Cemetery. The Rev. William Sam Martian officiating. Arrangements by Highland West Funeral Home and Cemetery. 

WILKERSON, PHILLIP - of Knoxville, departed this life Saturday, January 24, 1998, at U.T. Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

WITT, CHARLES FRANKLIN (PETE) - age 73, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, January 26, 1998, at his home. He was a Marine Corps Veteran WWII and retired from New Jersey Zinc Company with 28 years service. Survived by wife, Gladys Witt; son, Kevin Witt of Jefferson City; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Denise Witt of Knoxville, Joe and Lorrie Witt of Strawberry Plains; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Ron Smith of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Ben Claiborne and Chelsey Witt; sisters, Helen Stipes and Dorothy Scalf of Strawberry Plains, Edith Berry of Mascot; brothers, Rev. Bill Witt of Jefferson City, Ray Witt of Knoxville and Jimmy Witt of Mascot. Funeral services 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fielden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Byron Chambers officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday morning in Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with military honors by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends Tuesday 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Dream Connection, an organization fulfilling the dreams of children faced with life-threatening illnesses, P.O. Box 10924, Knoxville, Tenn. 37939. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market, in charge of arrangements. 

WITT, JUDY VIRGINIA HENDERSON - age 53, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, January 26, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Glen Oak Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, John Witt, Jr. and daughter, Teresa Michelle Bush. Survivors: children, Lisa Lee Fielder, Minneapolis, Minn., Melissa Noel Witt, Knoxville, Clarence Eugene Witt, Chicago, Ill., John Richard Witt, Anna Marie Witt, Martin Gerald Witt, Adam Joseph Witt, all of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Homer Martin Henderson, Jr., White Pine, Larry Henderson, Rutledge; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Johnny Bush, Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Bill Romines and Rev. Ronnie Dotson officiating. Interment in Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Fla. Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WRIGHT, ALMA McINTYRE - age 88, of Knoxville, died Sunday, January 25, 1998. Member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension. Widow of the late Robert O. Wright, Sr. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Robert O. Wright, Jr. and Dixie of Knoxville; grandson, Albert John Wright and wife, Victoria; step-grandchildren, Michael J. Rock and wife, Connie, Cynthia and James Hobbs; step-great-grandchild, Jamey Michelle Rock; several cousins. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service with the Rev. Gordon Temple officiating. Memorials may be made to American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852 or American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Robert and Dixie Wright. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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