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ABNER, THURMAN KEITH (LUM) - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Sheetmetal Workers Local Union No. 5. He was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Dicie Abner. Survived by son, Bobby Eugene Abner; and a daughter, Tammy; five grandchildren, all of Knoxville; brothers, Bobby Ray Abner of Ten Mile, Tenn.; Eugene Abner of Knoxville; sisters, Gladys Murphy of Ohio, Ellen Kitts, Juanita Beckham and Brenda Burgin of Knoxville, and Barbara Valentine of Maynardville; a host of other relatives and friends. Thurman was well loved and will be greatly missed. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Elbert Kitts and Rev. Lester Mullins officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 1:15 p.m. Sunday and proceed to the Kitts Family Cemetery for interment at 2 p.m. Pallbearers: Joey Valentine, Perry Murphy, Lynn Burgin, Brian Beckham, Ron, Tim and Dan Kitts, Dwain Abner. Honorary pallbearers: grandson, Adam Abner, and remaining nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's. 

ALLEN, CHARLES RAYBURN - age 74, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday, May 2, 1997, at his home. A native of Cullman, Ala., Mr. Allen served with the U.S. Army from 1940-1946 with the 84th Infantry, Artillery Division. During WW II, he fought in the European conflict culminating with the Battle of the Bulge. Upon leaving the service he relocated to Lenoir City where he and his wife, ''PeeWee,'' have remained in business since. In 1948 they went into a partnership which purchased the W.K. Freedman Store and it became All-Better's Dept. Store. Upon acquiring sole ownership in 1955 the business became Allen's, Inc., which eventually expanded into two ladies apparel stores, a men's store, children's dept. store and a shoe store. In 1984 the family liquidated the apparel businesses and opened Allen's Antiques. Mr. Allen also became supervisor with the East Tenn. Human Resource Agency. He was active in the community for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City where he was a former Deacon, Sunday School and Training Union Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent, also serving on several committees over the years. A former member of Rotary Club, American Legion, Lenoir City Chamber of Commerce, Lenoir City and Loudon County Committees of 100, each of which he served as president. Mr. Allen also served on the development committee that was instrumental in bringing Tellico Village to the county. A member of the Board of Directors, Tenn. Retail Merchants Association, 1978-1982. Formerly active in the Loudon County Democratic Party, he was an aide de camp under four governors. He was dedicated to reunions of the 84th Infantry ''Railsplitters'' Society. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.N. Allen; brothers, E.G. (Bill) Allen, Joseph T. Allen and Sen. Harlan G. Allen; sister, Juanita Lowery, all of Cullman, Ala. Survivors: wife, Edelphia Odelia (PeeWee) Allen; sons, Charles R. (Chip) Allen, Jr. and Joseph Dorsey Allen; grandchildren, Charles R. Allen III, Joseph D. Allen, Jr. and Allison Allen, all of Lenoir City; sisters, Wynelle Bittenger of Cullman, Alabama and Lavonia Stisher of Hartselle, Alabama; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Wilkinson and Rev. Doug Alexander officiating. Interment Lake View Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the East Tenn. Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Continuing the Vision, First Baptist Church, Lenoir City. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. 

ATKINS, REV. FRED H. - age 72, of Corryton, passed away 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by mother and father, Mossie and Walter Atkins; brother, Roy Atkins; and sister, Edith Hughes. Member of Bethel Baptist Church in Corryton; veteran of WWII. Survivors: wife of 52 years, Helen M. Spires Atkins; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Gail Atkins of Washburn, Gene and Tammy Atkins of Corryton; son, David (Duck) Atkins and Debbie Gamble of Sharps Chapel; son, Mike Atkins of Knoxville; daughters-in-law, Debbie Atkins, Christine Parker of Corryton, ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Lillie Atkins of Luttrell, Charles Atkins of Birmingham, Ala., Mary Atkins of Luttrell, Harold Hughes of Missouri; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Max and Marie Kitts. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Bethel Baptist Church on Clapps Chapel Road, Corryton, Tenn., Rev. Tim Inklebarger, Rev. Herman Lakin, Rev. Joe Sexton officiating. Interment East View Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Wesley Pursiful, Max Kitts, Floyd Rutherford, Jackie Parker, Tim Muncey, Bill Hall, Terrel Whitaker, Wes Pursiful. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Rev. Fred H. Atkins to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 8035 Clapps Chapel Rd., Corryton, TN 37721. Mynatt's in charge. 

BRADLEY, VELMA C. - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away May 1, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Rose Chapel, with Rev. Sam Jollay officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Saturday for interment at 10 a.m. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BROGDON, MRS. JESSIE BAILEY - age 76, of Seymour, passed away May 1, 1997, at her home. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Marshall E. Brogdon. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Clifford Veals of Seymour; grandson, Josh Veals; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Larry Studer of Seymour; sister-in-law, Carol Bailey of Straw Plains. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Marion Stanley, Rev. Jim Duffle and Rev. John Tarwater officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BROWN, ADA MARTHA - age 92, of Knoxville, died Thursday, May 1, 1997. Member of East Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, was licensed practical nurse at University Hospital for many years. Survivors: husband, Cecil Houston Brown; three sons, Jerry Norman Brown of Bristol, Tenn., David Wayne Brown of Indianapolis, Ind., Andy Cecil Brown of Houston, Tex.; four daughters, Jo Ann Winsett of Fayetteville, Tenn., Peggy Margaret Brown of Mosheim, Tenn., Eleanor Vivian Wolf of Mosheim, Faye Evelyn McCarter of Knoxville; brother, Charles Fuller of Jupiter, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday in Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Dutch McCamey and Tony Popiolek officiating. Interment in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers: Charles Walker, David Brown, Lee Vanover, Darrel Brown, Bud McCarter, Jeff Wolf. Honorary pallbearers: Junior Walker, Andy McCarter, Thad Vanover, Larry Brown, Andy Brown. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BROYLES, WILLIAM T., SR. - age 72, of Chattanooga, died Friday, May 2, 1997, in a local hospital. He was retired from South Central Bell after 40 years and four months of service. He was a veteran of World War II and an active member of Concord Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and was Sunday School Secretary and Assistant Treasurer for many years. He was a member of Lakeside Lions Club, having served as District Governor of District 12-0 in 1992-93. Survivors are his wife, Sara Ledford Broyles of Chattanooga; a son, William T. ''Ted'' Broyles of Chattanooga; a granddaughter, Emily Paige Broyles of Chattanooga; and a brother, Donald C. Broyles of Chattanooga. Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon Grimes and the Rev. Herschel Woodburn officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday and from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lion's Kids Sight at Vanderbilt University Hospital or to Concord Baptist Church Memorial Building Fund. 

CONNER, GOMER GILBERT - born in Hot Springs, Ark., July 27, 1911, and passed away April 29, 1997, in Dallas, Texas. Formerly a resident of Knoxville, he had resided in Dallas, Texas for the past five years. He was retired from the Knoxville Glove Company after many years of service. He was a member of North Knoxville Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Nettie Conner in 1991. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Samuel Cox; grandson, Christopher Cox; grandaughter and husband, Alysia and Joseph Lynch; and great-grandsons, Ryan and Conner Lynch, all of Dallas, Texas; sister, Flora Tipton of Pontiac, Mich.; nephew and wife, John and Ann Conner of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet Saturday at the main entrance of Greenwood Cemetery by 10:45 a.m. for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Daivd Lay officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

COX, GRACE BELL HOLBERT - age 86, of East Knoxville, passed away 4:15 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 1997. Member of the Powell Church of God. Former operator of the Eat-A-Teria on Magnolia Avenue from 1951-1968. Grace and her husband, Red, were known in the Burlington area for their home-cooked meals and low prices. Preceded in death by husband, Rector ''Red'' H. Cox; grandson, Steven Buford. Survived by daughter, Margaret Buford; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Jerry E. and Beverly Cox of Knoxville, Jack H. and Joyce Cox of Ocala, Fla.; grandchildren, Linda Smith, Tammi Cox, Michael Cox, all of Knoxville, Victor, David and Jackie Cox, Ocala, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Miranda of Knoxville, Johnny of Ocala, Fla.; sister, Frances (Frankie) Leeper of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at McCarty Mortuary at 1:15 p.m. Saturday and go in procession to Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. E.K. Waldrop officiating. Pallbearers: Clarence Buckner, Jr., Jack Buckner, Bob Williams, Gene Williams, Gary Leeper, Tom Hobert. Honorary pallbearers: Fred Lamb and Bruce Romines. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

COX, WILLIAM DEWEY - age 91, of New Tazewell, was born August 16, 1905, passed away on May 2, 1997 at Claiborne Nursing Home. Professed faith in Christ at an early age. He was a farmer and carpenter and was retired from Norris Homes. Preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Cordellia Beason Cox; wife, Pearl Moyers Cox; five brothers and five sisters. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Stansberry Calton and Jay Calton of New Tazewell; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Juanita Cox of Tazewell; daughter and son-in-law, Muriel and Dewel Edwards of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Gary and Janet Stansberry, Karen and James Hopper, Cheryl and Jeff Simmons, Bobby and Angie Cox, Tommy and Michelle Cox, Dean Edwards; great-grandchildren, Kristy and David Bowen, Gary Lynn Stansberry, Amanda Hopper, Candice Cox, Carrie Beth Hopper, Raquel Simmons, Megan Cox and Bobby Cox, III; great-great-granddaughter, Alexis Bowen; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 11 a.m. Sunday, May 4, 1997, Coffey Funeral Chapel, Tazewell. Burial in Edwards Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, Rev. Lloyd England and Rev. G.F. Beeler officiating. Singers: Barbara Hatfield and James Hopper. Pallbearers: Gary Stansberry, Sr., Tommy Cox, Dean Edwards, James Hopper, Jeff Simmons, Gary Stansberry, Jr. Honorary pallbearers: Bobby Cox and nephews. Coffey Funeral Home in charge. 

DENTON, WILLIAM I., SR. - age 93, of South Knoxville, passed away Thursday afternoon, at Williamsburg Villas. Graduated UT with a dual masters in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and retired from Knoxville City Schools System with 30 years at Young High School. Retired Lt. Col. US Army Reserve. Survivors: wife of 60 years, Mary A. Denton, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bob Barger, Silver Springs, Md., Sandy and Parker Curtis, Louisville, Ky.; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Dean Denton, Jr., Maryville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Brian Patton officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday, Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

DICKSON, CONE FRANKLIN - age 75, of West Knoxville, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Ft. Sanders NHC. Member of Church Street United Methodist Church. Former chief executive officer of H.I.R. Food Distributors. Army Veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife of 48 years, Johnsie Moore Dickson of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, John Michael ''Mike'' and Nancy Dickson of Phoenix, Arizona, David Reed, and Suzanne Dickson of Nashville; grandchildren, Anna, David, and Drew Dickson; sisters, Connie Houck of Boone, N.C., Carrie Sossoman of Johnson City, Clarice Wood of Richmond, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet and leave from Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Monday and proceed to Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for a 12 p.m. graveside service and interment service with Rev. Bill Fowler and Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. Family requests memorials may be made to American Parkinson's Disease, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 413, Staten Island, NY 10305. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

GRIMES, ROBERT W. ''BOB'' - age 41, of Knoxville, passed away 3 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. He was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. He was an Eagle Scout and had been a member of the Holston High School Band. Preceded in death by brother, Dr. Alan Grimes and wife Brenda; niece, Stephanie; and nephew, Christopher. Survived by parents, B.W. and Jackie Grimes; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service will be 12 noon Saturday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Wayne Haun officiating, followed by interment at Eastview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Dr. Tim Frazier, Sherrill Miller, Tom McDowell, Gary Ottinger, Alan Sprinkle, Greg Massengill, Jim Lawson, Jim Meschendorf, Todd Parrott, Steve Palmer, and Jay Romines. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the InterFaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-12 noon Saturday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

GROCE, WALTER S. - of Albany, Ky., passed away Friday, May 2, 1997. He is the father of Cecil Groce, owner of Lion's Den Hair Styling, 716 Gay Street, Knoxville, 37902. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Sevier Heights Baptist Church, David Abernathy Ministries, 3706 Sevier Heights Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920. 

HENDRICKSON, ALVIN LEE - of Harriman, passed away Friday, May 2, 1997, at his home at 1:10 a.m. after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Blanche Hendrickson. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, a Vietnam Veteran and of the Baptist faith. He drove a Roane County bus for several years. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Easter Hendrickson, a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Julie of Lenoir City, Andy and Michelle of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; a daughters and son-in-law, Leeann and Jeff Abston of Maryville and Angie Taylor of Harriman; five grandchildren, Jason Hendrickson, Mathew Abston, Cassandra Hendrickson, Rachel Abston, and Allison Taylor; sisters, Betty Rucker, Ann Hagy, all of Harriman, Bonnie Gray of Hagerstown, Ind.; brothers, Fillmore Hendrickson of Harriman, George Hendrickson of Kingston; a very special friend of the family. Funeral services Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman, Rev. Eddie Neeley officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by 101st Airborne Honor Guard of Ft. Campbell, Ky. on Sunday 11 a.m. in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. 

JOHNSTON, ELIZABETH DRISKILL - age 86, Roane County native and resident of McMinnville, passed away early Friday morning, May 2, 1997, at River Park Hospital. She was a member of Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, E.C. (Dandy) Johnston; brothers, John and Dwight Driskill. Survivors: daughters, Dixie Hale and Tommie Mayton, both of McMinnville; grandchildren, Hoyt Hale, Debbie Mason, Terri Tanner and Melissa Griffin, all of McMinnville, Karen Coxey and Sandy Mayton, both of Lincoln City, Oregon, Judy Mayton of Pace, Fla. and Tina Krieg of Panama City Beach, Fla.; 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Walter Nichols and Elder Franklin Bryant officiating. Interment Poplar Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. 

LAWSON, MICAH ''SHANE'' - age 22, of Knoxville, passed away April 30, 1997, as a result of an automobile accident. He was a graduate of Temple Baptist Academy and a Recreational Assistant for the City of Knoxville. Survivors: parents, Michael and Marcia Lawson; sister, Ashley ''Mishael'' Lawson; daughter, Aleea Marie Lawson; grandmother, Mary Ruth Lawson; two aunts, Anne Henry, all of Knoxville, and Julie Schupp, Kansas City. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 1997, at Berry Chapel, Rev. Keith Kiser officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Peoples Research Fund, c/o Dr. Steven Kopits, St. Joseph Hospital, 7620 York Road, Towson, MD 21204. Friends may call from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

LUMPKIN, MRS. ROWENA GATES HERNDON - age 96, departed this mortal life on April 30, 1997, at North Haven Nursing Home. She attended Bethany Baptist Church and Roseberry City Baptist Church on many occasions. Preceded in death by husband, Andrew Lumpkin; and son, Johnny Herndon. Survivors: children, Mattie Lee Harris, Langrange, Ga., Josephine Bray, West Palm Beach, Fla.; very devoted grandson, Larry D. Bray, Knoxville; son, Andrew, Langrange, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Christine Herndon; a host of grandchildren (7), great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren (20); many nieces, nephews, and friends to include devoted friends, Louise Bogus, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Birden, Clara Harris, Lillian Latham, Willadean Willis, Terry and Vannissa Walton, Danny Latham, Harry Harris, and Mary and David Thomas. A warm heartfelt thanks to Larry D. Bray for his loving, enduring, patience with his grandmother to the end. Also a special thanks to Clarence McDowell and wife, Tony McDowell. The family will receive friends 1-1:30 p.m. Monday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Rev. Walter Ghosten officiating, assisted by Rev. Joe Weaver. Interment Knoxville National Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

MacDOUGALL, RICHARD ALBERT - age 64, of 6275 Pawnee Place, Poland, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 4, 1997, at his home. He was born April 28, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Raymond A. and Mildred Taylor MacDougall. He was a 1950 graduate of South High School and a Cum Laude Mechanical Engineering graduate of Youngstown College, 1959. He was a Methodist, a member of Lowellville Rod and Gun Club, and a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: wife, Beverly Jones MacDougall; daughters, Miss Cheryl L. MacDougall of the home, Dr. Lynn MacDougall of Covington, La.; son, Dr. James B. MacDougall, Aberdeen, S.D.; mother, Mildred T. MacDougall, Youngstown, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Robert E. and Carol P. MacDougall, Maynardville. Funeral service were held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997, at Cunningham-Yeloushan-Becker Funeral Home, Poland, Ohio. Announcement by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

McCULLEY, CAROLYN JUNE - age 57, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Jerry Collins; step-grandson, Keith; uncle, Raymond McCulley; aunts, Lela and Alma McCulley. Family and friends will meet at Pollard Cemetery Saturday for a 3 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Gale Lyons officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

McDONALD, JAMES ALLEN - age 81, of Knoxville, died Thursday, May 1, 1997. Mr. McDonald was a native of Springfield, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio State University. While attending O.S.U. he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, was the only O.S.U. athlete ever to serve as captain of both the football and basketball teams, and was honored as fullback for the 1937 All American Football Team. He played for two years with the N.F.L. Detroit Lions, then returned to Springfield High School as head football coach. While serving in the U.S. Navy he met Bowden Wyatt, and in 1955 was hired and moved to Knoxville as assistant football coach at U.T. In 1963 Mr. McDonald succeeded Bowden Wyatt as head football coach until Doug Dickey's arrival. For the next 19 years he served U.T. as assistant Athletic Director. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, an inductee to the College Football Hall of Fame, former president of the Knoxville Kiwanis Club, former local chairman of American Heart Association, former president of Knoxville Boys Club and lifelong suporter of F.C.A. Survivors: wife, Billie McDonald; daughter, Suzanne Worley of Ft. Worth, Texas; son, James Edward McDonald, II, of Duluth, Ga.; three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Worley of Knoxville, Amy and Allison McDonald of Duluth, Ga. Memorial service 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Carswell Hughs officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St., Knoxville, TN 37902; or Boys and Girls Club of Greater Knoxville, 407 Caswell Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MILLS, PATRICIA - age 66, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away May 1, 1997 at Parkwest Hospital. She was retired from Department of Human Services with 27 years of service. She is survived by mother, Rubye Calfey of Whitepine, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Gregory J. Huch; daughters, Marti Mills and Kim Mills; brother, Kent Calfey; grandchildren, Katie, Emily, Patrick and Abbie Huch. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Service Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel with interment to follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

NEELY, LIZZIE - age 84, of Tazewell, Tenn., was born October 16, 1912, and passed away May 1, 1997, at the St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a life-long member of Ford's Chapel Methodist Church and attended New Tazewell United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mint (Meyers) Cardwell; husband, Luther C. Neely; sons, Ray, Gerald, and Luther C. Neely, Jr.; grandchildren, Greg and Bonita Neely; brother, Walter Cardwell; sisters, Eva Cardwell and Retha Drummonds. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, James Clay and Santa Fay Neely of New Tazewell, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Jay Heath of New Tazewell, Tenn.; daughters-in-law, Dorothy Neely of Tazewell, Tenn., Jackie Neely of New Tazewell, Tenn., Betty Neely of Powell, Tenn.; brothers, Neal Cardwell of Knoxville, Tenn., Vivian Cardwell of Crossville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Claiborne Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 1997, in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Yadon Howard, Rev. John Clark, and Rev. Dallas Harrell officiating. Music by David and Stephanie Cole. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before services. Pallbearers: Gerry Neely, Mark Heath, Alan Neely, Jeff Neely, Johnnie Upton, Kenneth Welch, Wade Keck, Sammy Cardwell. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. For more information call 626-2191. 

NELSON, RODNEY QUINN, JR. - age 81, of South Knoxville, passed away May 2, 1997, at his home. Retired Lieutenant with the U.S. Naval Reserve. Member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville, Disabled Veterans, and Sons of the Revolution. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

PHILLIPS, MRS. EVELYN B. - age 82, of N. Knoxville, went home to be with Jesus from NHC Fort Sanders on Friday, May 2, 1997. Member of N. Knoxville Baptist Church. Retired from St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Harley L. Phillips and son, Johnny Phillips. Survivors: sons, Jimmy, Jack, and Michael Phillips; daughter, Shirley Bauswell; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Bohanan, Annie Ownby, Mattie Gallahar; several nieces, nephews, and other family members. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday, Rose Chapel with Rev. Guy Milam and Rev. David Lay officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 2:15 p.m. Sunday for interment at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers: Charles Knapper, Scott Phillips, Dwayne Sanders, Steven Phillips, Ronny Phillips, Jamie Picquet, Mark Phillips. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

PORTER, MARY ALICE - age 93, of N. Knoxville, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and retired from Western Union. She was preceded in death by husband, William Thomas Porter. Survivors: cousins and their families, Augusta B. Higginbotham, Richard A. Higginbotham, Jr. and wife, Charlotte, sons, Allen, Ray, and Matthew; Lee Ann Stallings and husband, Dr. Ted Richard (Dick) Stallings, children, Charles and Katie, all of Knoxville; Celeste Reedy and husband, Michael, sons, Andy and Preston of Ormond Beach, Fla.; Joseph (Joe) Higginbotham and wife, Monica, children, Joseph, Joshua, Jenny, Claire, Elizabeth, and Caleb, of Grainger, Ind.; special people, Hazel Beidleman of Bristol, Tenn., Mr. and Mrs. Ray Koteski of Powell, Catherine Mikkola of Farragut, Marie Turner and her many, many friends from Carriage Lane Condominiums and Holy Ghost Catholic Church Parish. Funeral mass 10 a.m Monday, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Father Wiatt Funk of Murfreesboro, Tenn. officiating. Family and freinds will meet at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. at 2:30 p.m. Monday for a graveside and interment service. Family requests memorials may be made to Ladies of Charity, 1031 N. Central, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday evening at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with a Christian Prayer Service at 8 p.m. officiated by Father Vann Johnson of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. 

PRICE, PAUL B. - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home. Attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church. He was an avid fiddler. Preceded in death by wife, Nannie Lee Price; and son, Benny L. Price. Survivors: daughter-in-law, Barbara Crusenberry; grandchildren, Debra Bryce, Dinah DeFord of Kingsport, Tenn., Denise Wheat, Tony Poland of California; great-grandchildren, Alicia and Chris Lunsford, Lauren and Jay Bryce, Brad and Emily DeFord, Travis, Tromila, Teona and Treston Wheat; brother, Milton Price of Ohio. Graveside service 3 p.m. Sunday at Sunrise Cemetery, Rutledge Pike in Grainger County. Pallbearers: Phil Bryce, Terry and Brad DeFord, Chris Lunsford, Darrell and Travis Wheat. Honorary pallbearer: Tony Poland. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

ROBERTS, WILLIAM ROSS - 73, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Retired Captain of Oak Ridge Fire Department. Member of Calvary Baptist Church, Faith Masonic Lodge #756, Kerbela Temple, and Scottish Rite. Preceded in death by brother, Claude Roberts in 1986 and sister, Margaret Marley in 1969. Survived by wife, Mildred Selvidge Roberts of Oak Ridge; sons, David Ross Roberts of Knoxville and Joe Michael Roberts and wife, Terry of Oak Ridge; daughter, Susan Marie Roberts of Oak Ridge; brothers, Edward Roberts of Detroit, Mich., Carl Roberts of Madison Heights, Mich., Kenneth Roberts and Fred J. Holt, Jr., both of Knoxville, Bobby G. Roberts of Clinton; sisters, Clara Betty Weaver of Springfield, Va., Glenda Sue Yardley of Westfield, Ind.; five grandchildren, William Dean, Natalie Jo, Penny, Brooklyn, and Whitney; great-granddaughter, Sydney; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service are Saturday, May 3, 1997, at 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Steve McDonald and Rev. Luther Acres officiating. Graveside service are Sunday, May 4, 1997, at 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Bldg Fund, 163 N. Jefferson Cr., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Saturday, 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

SHEPHERD, LOLA MARIE THARPE - age 65, of Halls, passed away Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Wariota Nursing Home, Union County. Member of Hilltop Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Sammie H. Shepherd. Survived by son and daughters-in-law, Terry and Brenda Tharpe, James and Pat Tharpe; grandchildren, Julie, Tim and Jeffrey Tharpe; sisters, Christine Jones, Thelma Sproles, Jean White; brothers, Curt and Kenneth Dunsmore; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. J.R. McMahan and Rev. Charles Widner officiating. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Cemetery 11 a.m. Monday for graveside interment services. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

SUTTON, LUTHER FRANKLIN - age 70, of 245-17th Ave., NW, Great Falls, Mont., formerly of Lone Mountain, Tenn., passed away April 30, 1997, at the Benefis West Hospital, Great Falls, Mont. Survivors: wife, Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Tom (Rebecca) Zimney; two granddaughters, Carol and Sarah Zimney, all of Great Falls, Mont.; mother, Madge Bush Dossett, New Tazewell, Tenn.; sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Christine) Carpenter and Eula Bundren, Tazewell, Tenn.; brothers, Letton and Hollis Bush, New Tazewell, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Archer Smith, Great Falls, Mont.; eight nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Mary Lee Hurst. Masonic service 3 p.m. Monday, May 5, 1997, at Croxford and Sons Funeral Home, Great Falls, Mont. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Shriners Children's Transportation Fund, Box 2163, Great Falls, MT 59401. 

UNDERWOOD, JOHN MARSHALL - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away May 2, 1997, at Parkwest. Member of Union Baptist Church, Washington Pike. Retired Knoxville home builder and Army Veteran of WW II where he received the EAME Theater Ribbon with 6 Bronze Stars, Bronze Arrowhead and American Defense Service Metal, Crois De Guerre with Vermillion Star. Preceded in death by mother and father, Sarah and J.C. Edmondson; brothers, Bill, Grant and James Underwood; sister, Allyne Henderson; stepbrothers, Allen, J.C. Jr. and Gene Edmonson. Survivors: sisters, Marie Easterday, Lucille McMahan, Eula Pressley, Imogene Mahan; stepbrothers, Billy Joe Edmondson, Jack Edmondson, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday, Rose Chapel with Rev. George Gilbert officiating. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery 9:45 a.m. Monday for interment at 10 a.m. with full military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

YORK, MAYME L. - age 78, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, May 1, 1997, at the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, John York. Survived by daughters, Jo Scarbrough, Johnnie Davis, Daisy Allison; sons, Stanley York, Monty York, Ronald York; sisters, Helen Wankowski, Betty Walters; brother, Anthony (Tony) Buhl; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Saturday at the McCarty Woodhaven Chapel with Rev. Albert Walters officiating. Family and friends will meet Sunday at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for a 2 p.m. interment. Pallbearers: Kenneth Scarbrough, J.T. Davis, Steve York, Monty York, Stanley York, and Darryl Potts. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road.

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