Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ADCOCK, VERNAL ''KERN'' - age 79, a resident of Coalfield,
passed away Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Adcock was preceded in death by his parents, William Adcock and Lula
Frye Adcock; and by a grandson, Clay Adcock. Survivors: wife, Willie Walls
Adcock of Coalfield, Tenn.; daughters, Jayleen Williams and husband, Don
of Coalfield, Dana Jo McCroskey and husband, Larry of Atlanta, Rebecca
''Cricket'' Beams of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; sons, Ralph Adcock and wife, Jean
of Harriman, Tenn., Wayne Adcock and wife, Jo Ann of Gray, Tenn., Herman
''Butch'' Adcock and wife, Polly of Sweet Home, Oregon, Vernal ''Ed'' Adcock
and wife, Doris of Wartburg, Keith Adcock and wife, Wilma of Coalfield,
Tenn., William ''Spanky'' Adcock and wife, Linda of Somerset, Ky.; 20 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Adcock was born in Coalfield, August 3, 1917, and lived in Coalfield
all of his life. He owned and operated the Adcock Market of Coalfield for
32 years. He retired in 1975. He is a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church and the Black Diamond Masonic Lodge #625 F.& A.M. Funeral service
will be held Friday, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev.
Floyd Powell, Rev. Butch Adcock, Rev. Mack Smith, and Rev. Jim Carr officiating.
Burial will follow at the Estes Cemetery of Coalfield. Friends may call
at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Churchf, Thursday, between the hours of 5
and 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations be made to the
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Library or Choir Fund. Sharp Funeral Home
is in charge of the arrangements.
BIGLER, ELEANOR MARIE (MAW) - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away May 13, 1997. Member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church and Bearden Chapter #437 O.E.S. Preceded in death by daughter, Jean Coleman. Survivors: husband, Tom Bigler; beloved mother and grandmother of Barbara Long; grandchildren, Johnny Long, Marie Maiden, Libby Kent and Tommy Long of Knoxville, Linda Carver of South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Nicki Long, David and Jason Stout, Scott Kent, Thomas Long Jr., Josh and Carra Carver, and Daniel and Chris Massengill; son-in-law, Pete Coleman. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home 9:30 a.m. Friday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside service at 10 a.m., Rev. Steven Deufer officiating. Pallbearers will be members of Cherokee Lodge #728 F&AM. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's.
BOODY, HOWARD EDWARD, JR. - age 73, of Norris, Tenn., died Monday at Methodist Medical Center. Born March 11, 1924, in Bronx, N.Y. Graduate of Upsala College of East Orange, N.J., in 1949. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was wounded in Iwo Jima. Retired from Willis Corroon Insurance Co., Knoxville. Previously general manager for Tom T. Pace Insurance Co. He was a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Norris, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard E. Boody, Sr. and Ednah Boody; step-father, Rue Shoop; and brother, Frederick P. Boody. Survivors include his wife, Delores Marshall Boody; two daughters, Nancy C. Boody of Greenville, S.C., and Susan B. Scheidt, Norris; two sons, Richard and wife Brenda Boody of Heiskell and Douglas E. and wife Wana Boody of Jupiter, Fla.; one brother, Robert A. and wife Pearl Boody of Potomac, Md.; seven grandchildren, Richard and Caroline Newman, David Scheidt, Lucretia and Abra Boody, and James and Pam Boody. Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 1997, at the St. Francis Episcopal Church, Norris, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of one's choice. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, in Clinton, in charge of arrangements.
BREWSTER, ERNEST LEE - age 54, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 13, 1997, from a lingering illness. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father, Archie L. Brewster; brother, Sammy (Pete) Brewster; and sister, Marcy (Fuzzy) Brewster. Survivors: son, Ernest Lee Brewster, Jr.; granddaughter, Kaila; grandson, Hunter; mother, Cora Brewster; brother, Jimmy Brewster, Knoxville; sisters, Charlene Rickman and Lesta (Bug) Reynolds of Knoxville; numerous nephews and nieces; great-nephews and great-nieces of Knoxville, Virginia Beach, and South Carolina; very special friend, Trula Edington. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday, Berry Chapel, Rev. John Shaw officiating. Interment Holly Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
CARDEN, BILLY BARTON - age 71, of Clinton, Tenn., died Monday at his home. Born May 18, 1925, in Lake City, Tenn. He was the owner of Woodhaven Mobile Home Park. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. Retired from Associated Universities, Oak Ridge. He was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Eliza Carden; and sister, Wilma Grace Seeber. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Fielden Carden of Clinton; two daughters, Karen and husband James R. Horton of Clinton, and Janice Jobe of Clinton, and son-in-law, James E. Jobe of Lake City; two sisters, Ernest Lou Carden and Margaret Carden, both of Clinton; three brothers, Everette Carden of Heiskell, Leo Frank Carden and Bobby Joe Carden, both of Clinton; six grandchildren, Jaime, Jacob and Jade Jobe, Julia, Jana and James Horton, all of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raymond Sanderson officiating. Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethel Cemetery, Clinton.
COULTER, THEODORE MONROE, JR. - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by father, Theodore M. Coulter, Sr.; brother, Ralph Kennedy Coulter. Survivors: wife, Bonnie Coulter; son, Tim Coulter III, both of Knoxville; daughter, Monique Andrews, Georgia; stepdaughters, Bobbie Fiegle, Maryville, Patti Davis; stepson, Michael Meehan, both of St. Augustine, Fla.; mother, Hallie Coulter, Knoxville; five grandchildren; brothers, David Coulter, Knoxville, John Coulter, Mobile, Ala.; sister, Susan Julian, Georgia; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday for graveside and interment service at 11 a.m., Rev. Henry Mynatt officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideon's, P.O. Box 1452, Knoxville, TN 37901. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
FARMER, GENE - age 61, of Harriman, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at the Roane Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith; a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps; former employee of Tennessee Forging Steel; and was dispatcher for the city of Harriman street department. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Mike Neal of Harriman; son and daughter-in-law, Darryl and Retha Farmer of Rockwood; brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Shelbia Farmer of Harriman; three grandchildren. Funeral 8:30 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman, Rev. Mason Goodman officiating. Graveside service and interment 11 a.m. Saturday at Roane Memorial Gardens with full military honors by Roane County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.
GRAY, ROBERT LYNN - age 88, of Walland, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. He was a charter member of Oak View Baptist Church; was a retired farmer; he had served on the Blount Memorial Hosptial Board; and was a former member of the Blount County Commission. Mr. Gray was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Clabough Gray; and grandson, Maurice Simpson. Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lynn and Lynn DeLozier, Phyllis and Bill Lawson; daughter, Peggy Simpson; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Carol Gray, all of Maryville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Oak View Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Glenn Gamble officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
HANEY, AMY ELIZABETH HOLBERT - age 85, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at 6 a.m. at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, L.D. Haney, Sr. of Knoxville. Survivors: daughter, Juanita Smith of Halls; sons, Lewis Haney of Knoxville, Tom Haney of Corryton, James Haney of Memphis, Elmer J. (Jerry) Haney of Halls; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Marshall Holbert of Halls; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Hubert Anderson and Rev. Lloyd Henry officiating. Family and friends will meet at Pleasant Hill Cemetery for graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday. Pallbearers: Don Webb, Elbert Griffith, Eldred Clark, Doyle Holbert, Bill Ballard, Jim Ballard, and Lois Holbert. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's.
HARBIN, BM1 GEORGE R. ''ROBBY'', JR. - U.S. Navy retired, age 44, of Caldwell, Ohio, passed away Saturday in San Antonio, Texas. Member of Faith Baptist Church, Belle Valley, Ohio. Retired from U.S. Navy with 21 years of service with action in Grenada, Lebanon and Desert Shield (Gulf War). Preceded in death by father, George Harbin, Sr. Survivors: wife, Sue Harbin, Ohio; step-son, Clay Eddns, Ohio; mother, Frances Harbin, Knoxville; sister, Sherry Harbin, Knoxville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Nancy Harbin, David and Jennifer Harbin, all of Powell; nieces, Jennifer and Rebecca Harbin; nephew, Jonathan Harbin, all of Powell. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday evening with funeral services to follow at 8:30, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Merchants Drive, Dr. Jim McCluskey officiating. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 197, Belle Valley, OH 43717. Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2300 W. Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918 689-8888.
HARRELL, JAKE M. - age 78, of Knoxville, died 5 p.m. Monday, May 12, 1997, at the family home. Member of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge #492 in Lake City of 50 years. Preceded in death by son, John M. Harrell. Survivors: wife of 55 years, Ruby B. Harrell; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Ronnie Bradley, Heiskell, Jennie and Danny Carico, Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Shirley Harrell, Woodinville, Wash.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother; two sisters; special friend, H.E. McReynolds. Family and friends may meet at the main entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Thursday for a 1 p.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Mike Ramage officiating. Memorials may be made to Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, 405 Black Oak Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912 or Berean Christian School, 2329 Prosser Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
HATMAKER, BARBARA DELLA - age 59, of Knoxville, passed away May 12, 1997, at UT Hospital. Survived by husband, John L. Hatmaker; son, Robert L. Hatmaker of Powell; daughter, Sharon Kay Holland of Cummings, Ga.; cousins, Steven, Landy and Cindy Clemons, Dana Lee Kelly, Melissa, Tim and Pat Scarbrough. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday at Weaver's Chapel, Reverends Landy Clemons and Tim Scarbrough officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.
HOKE, PAULA A. - age 64, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 1997. She was a member of Island Home Baptist Church. She graduated from University of Tennessee and had a career in advertising serving in various capacities in radio and television, department stores, and advertising agencies. She formerly was a member of the Greater Knoxville Advertising Club and as a copywriter, won several Addy Awards for excellence in advertising; and before her illness she was a real estate agent. Preceded in death by her father, Paul C. Hoke. She fought a most courageous and brave battle for her life. Survivors: mother, Trula G. Hoke; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Dick Whaley; nephew and wife, Rick and Penny Whaley; niece, Patti Gay Whaley; very loving and caring aunt and uncle, Willa and Chuck Martin of Washington, Mo.; several cousins and many friends. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Friday for graveside and interment services at 1 p.m., Rev. Ted Ingram officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
JOHNSON, H.R. (RANDY) - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of Waldridge Baptist Church. Retired from U.S. Postal Service. Preceded in death by first wife, Gladys Johnson; second wife, Coleen Johnson; brothers, Aubrey and Murphy Johnson. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Hugh Moore of Halls; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Gail Johnson of Powell, Carey and Peggy Johnson of Cummings, Ga.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Kenneth Johnson of Fountain City; sister, Fervie York of Pennsylvania; special friends, Jan Ward and Debbie Heck. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Charles Whitson officiating. Interment will be at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
JOHNSON, MR. LUTHER A., JR. - age 70, of Dandridge, passed away at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at 7:10 a.m. Preceded in death by father, Luther A. Johnson; mother, Fannie Marie Johnson, Newport; brother, Tommy Leon Johnson of Talbott. Survived by sisters, Nora Ann Smelcer of Newport, Una B. Rimmer of Dandridge, Retha Mae Miller of Dandridge, Annette Wanda Jones of Newport; brothers, Rev. Robert F. Johnson of Talbott, Rev. Billie Joe Johnson of Florida, Charles Ruble Johnson of Florida, George Bingham Johnson of Oneida, Steve Dal Johnson of Cosby; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. Funeral service Thursday 8 p.m. Farrar Chapel, Dandridge, with Marie Johnson giving the eulogy. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. prior to services. Interment Friday 10 a.m. Resthaven Cemetery. Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge in charge.
KIRBY, RALPH WILSON - died May 14, 1997, in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Kirby was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Issac Kirby. He is survived by his widow, Eleanor Oliver Kirby; two daughters, Charlotte Lowther (Campbell) and Sylvia January (John); three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, William Eugene Kirby. Mr. Kirby made his home in Nashville and retired as project manager for Oman Construction Company. A graveside service will be held at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Friday, May 16, 1997, at 5 p.m. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Brentwood Funeral Home, 9010 Church St.E., Brentwood, TN (615) 373-3040.
LAWS, MRS. LILA B. - 62, of Roswell, Ga., formerly of Knoxville and Bristol, died May 13, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga. A native of Bristol, Tenn., she lived in Knoxville for many years while employed as a counselor. Mrs. Laws moved to Roswell, Ga. in 1991 to be near her daughter and grandson. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Loretta Early of Bristol, Tenn. and Mrs. Lula B. Nelson of Knoxville; her daughter, Ms. Lisa E. Laws of Roswell; and one grandson, William, also of Roswell. Mrs. Laws also had a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday evening, May 16, 1997, 7:30 p.m. at Akard's Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol, Tenn. Interment will be on Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Agape Inc., P.O. Box 3306, Knoxville, TN 37927.
LAY, WALTER E. - age 79, of North Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at Windwood Nursing Home in Clinton. Retired from U.T. Grounds Maintenance Dept. Survivors: wife, Lovy Lay; daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Jim Boggs, Linda and Bill Bunch, Debra and Mike Dougherty, Barbara and Lane Dougherty; daughter, Betty Crouch; sons, Ricky and Randall Lay; sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Donna Lay, Roger and Sarah Lay, Lonzy and Vickie Lay; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Rev. Dolphia Cantrell officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
LOVELACE, REV. JOHN W. (UNCLE BILL) - age 92, of Knoxville, departed this life Tuesday night, May 13, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Nursing Home. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Tipton Lane, Knoxville, Tenn., and Sunday School superintendent for over 20 years. Preceded in death by wife, Troy Jane Lovelace; daughter, Dorothy Henderson; and granddaughter, Francis Chavis. Survived by grandson, Eddie Henderson; great-grandson, Tony Henderson; special church family, Rev. Harrison and Golda Hill of Alcoa, Tenn., and every member of New Hope Baptist Church, especially his ''Little Singers'' of New Hope. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Harrison Hill, Rev. Gary Neely and Rev. Joe Tolliver officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's.
MARTIN, TERRY LEE, SR. - better known as T. Berry, born December 26, 1956, departed this life, Monday, May 12, 1997. T. Berry will be sadly missed by family and friends. T. Berry accepted Christ at an early age and he joined True Vine Baptist Church and sung in the Senoir Choir. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He leaves to mourn his passing: daughter, Kristi; sons, Adrian and Terry Lee Martin, Jr.; parents, Rev. James and Betty Cotner; devoted sister, Rosa Brown, St. Petersburg, Fla.; brother-in-law, Walter Brown, Knoxville; devoted brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Bruce and Lesia Martin, Huntsville, Ala.; devoted grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Belle Martin; one granddaughter; aunts and uncles, Helen Locke, Ohio, Walter and Lucille Cotner, Rockford, Tenn., Laura Belle Manuel, Rockford, Tenn., Elizabeth Cotner, Rockford, Tenn., Mary Lane, Knoxville, Tenn., Jean (Albert) Randle, Palatine, Ill., Pauline Hunt, New York, N.Y.; nieces, Mia, Betty Rose Brown, Shalanda Brown, Keviah Martin, Nobie Rose Martin; nephews, Eugene, Marquis, Kevin Martin, Bruce Martin, Jr.; devoted cousins, Minnie (Claude) Littlejohn, Carol Martin, Paulette Martin, Palatine, Ill., Dr. D'Mitri Starks, California; devoted friends, Anthony and Stephanie Anderson; many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Jarnigan's Chapel, memorial service 11:30 a.m., Rev. C.W. Matthews officiating. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
MAY, MR. WILLIAM R. - age 74, of Jacksboro, passed away Monday, April 28, 1997, at LaFollette Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the American Legion, and Welders Local #48 in Baltimore, Md. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Allie M. May, Jacksboro; son, Pat May, Jacksboro; daughter, Wanda Hogan, Jacksboro; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Frankie Hatmaker, Pasadena, Md., Juanita Wilson, Jacksboro; one brother, Bobby May, Jacksboro. Memorial services 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Indian Mound Baptist Church, Jacksboro. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements.
McCULLOUGH, ERNEST M. - age 88, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Retired from Union Carbide Corp. - Y-12. Member of ATLC Local #718. Preceded in death by wife, Fannie E. McCullough on January 3, 1995; and son, James O. McCullough on July 8, 1993. Survived by son, Larry D. McCullough and wife Carol of Kingston; daughter-in-law, Emily McCullough of Oak Ridge; brothers, Charles McCullough and wife Ella Mae of Foley, Ala., Wayne McCullough of Russellville, Ala., John McCullough of Sand Mountain, Ala.; five grandchildren, Dawn Murawski and husband Tim, Bruce McCullough and wife Jennifer, all of Oak Ridge, Steven McCullough and wife Julie of Knoxville, Scott McCullough and wife Shannon of Kileen, Texas, and Tara Jean McCullough of Kingston; and three great-grandchildren, Lindsey McCullough and Seth McCullough of Oak Ridge, and Samantha McCullough of Kileen, Texas. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 1997, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Dr. Steve McDonald officiating. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, East Tennessee Chapter, 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
MYERS, JOHN KNIGHT, SR. - of Knoxville, and more recently of New Market, Tenn., passed away May 13, 1997, after a long illness at the age of 78. He was preceded in death by daughter, Sue Myers Laney; and parents, Tandy and Gertrude Steadman Myers. He was a member of Roseberry Baptist Church, Knoxville, and the Mascot Masonic Lodge. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Don Olive, New Market; son and daughter-in-law, John Myers Jr. and Wanda Myers, Nashville; sister, Irma Lee Fischer, Knoxville; grandchildren, Travis, Brandon, Johnathan and Meghan Myers, Greggory and Shane Bolinger, Kristi Vogt, Sara and Austin Olive; step-grandchildren, Don Olive Jr., James Olive, Jennifer Olive and Johnathan Churchwell. He is also survived by dear friend, David Finley; and great-grandchildren, Alex Bolinger, Haley Olive and Alex Olive. Special thanks are given to Pat Pridmore and the staff of Life Care Center of Jefferson City. Funeral services 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Farrar's Chapel, with Dr. Don H. Olive officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday, May 16, 1997, at the gate of Highland Memorial Gardens, Knoxville, to proceed to the grave for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carson-Newman College Scholarships, Jefferson City, Tenn., or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City.
NECKLES, THEODORE G. - of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning at U.T. Medical Center. He was a member of Ft. Lauderdale Greek Orthodox Church and was past president for two years of Aheta Organization. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy, serving for four years in each branch of service. He was born and raised in Bronx, N.Y. and was a retired contractor. Survived by wife, Robyn Small Neckles of Knoxville; daughters, Jamie Suss and Susan Tibits of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Teddi Rene' Neckles of Knoxville; sisters, Xenia Tangalakis and Pauline Scher, both of Ft. Lauderdale; brothers, Peter Neckles of Ohio and Christo Neckles of Connecticut; grandson, Clayton Suss of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Rev. Hartsell McCurry and Rev. Jack Kelly officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Yoke Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 3492, Knoxville, TN 37927 or to the Chaplains Crisis Fund, c/o U.T. Medical Center. The family will greet friends Saturday immediately following services at Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
RHINEHART, GEORGE JR. - age 68, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 1997, after a lingering illness. Retired employee from New Jersey Zinc Mines. Survived by wife, Mary Rhinehart; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Jane Rhinehart of Loudon, Tenn., and David and Shirley Rhinehart of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Michael Rhinehart of Cookeville, Seth Rhinehart of Fort Benning, Ga., and Justin Rhinehart of Loudon, Tenn.; step-grandchildren, Steve and Sherry Pritchard, both of Jefferson City, and Brian Pritchard of North Carolina; sister, Sarah Dukes of White Pine. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Farrar's Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Rines and Rev. Buddy White officiating. Interment will be at West View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 16, 1997. Farrar Funeral Home is in charge.
ROBERTS, MARY McKELVEY - age 68, of Hunt Road, Alcoa, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. Veteran, U.S. Army; accounting manager for many years in Knoxville law firm, Loudon High School Class of 1949. Preceded in death by parents, James and Pearl Miller McKelvey. Survivors: husband, Mo Brueckner, Alcoa; sisters, Sue Davidson, Loudon and Effie Letterman, Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, McGill-Karnes Chapel, Dr. Fred Cook and Rev. Richard Johnston officiating. Interment 10:30 Saturday in Davis Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday prior to the service at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.
RUTHERFORD, MARILYN - age 52, of Knoxville, passed away 3:50 p.m. Wednesday May 14, 1997, at her home. Survivors: sons, Bobby Graves, James Graves, Jr., Randy Graves, Michael Graves; several grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Campbell, Gail Hicks; brother, Ronald Cloud. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Weaver Funeral Home in charge.
SCHUBERT, MR. RAY W. - age 94, of Wartburg, died Tuesday evening, May 13, 1997, in the Morgan Co. Life Care Center. He was a 50 year member of Emerald Lodge #377 F.& A.M. and 50 year member of Sunrise Chapter #364 O.E.S. and was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church, Wartburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Buna Howard Schubert; and brothers, Carl F., Otto P., Louis, and Roy E. Schubert. Surviving: daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Wayne Solomon, Wartburg, Kathryn and Marion Cook, Cleveland, Tenn.; granddaughters, Melanie Goff and Allison Lowrey, both of Cleveland; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Jordon Goff, and Taylor Lowrey; sisters, Wilma Crawford, Cookeville, Rema Robbins, Signal Mountain, Tenn.; brother, Dr. Russell Schubert, Harriman. Funeral service will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Schubert Funeral Home Chapel Wartburg with Rev. Tom Mooty officiating. Interment will be in the Wartburg Cemetery. Masonic memorial services will be held Thursday evening 8 p.m. at the Schubert Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Thursday evening 6-8 p.m. at the Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wartburg First Baptist Church.
SCOTT, JACK W. - age 65, of Knoxville, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Employed at Knoxville News-Sentinel. Survivors: father, J. Fred Scott of Knoxville; sister, Mrs. Mary Charles Jones; brothers, Fred and Jim Scott; nephews, Jeff, Greg, Terry and Bryan Scott; nieces, Theresa Law Darruagh and Sheri Hill. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Elder George Sharpe and Professor Leland Straw officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday at the mausoleum Sherwood Memorial Gardens for a 2:30 p.m. graveside and entombment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
SHAW, FAY HARDIN - age 79, of Lenoir City, formerly of Knoxville and Elora, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 14, 1997, at Loudon Hospital. She was a member of the Lenoir City Church of Christ. She attended State Teachers College in Murfreesboro and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. She was a teacher in Lincoln County and East Tennessee schools for over 30 years. She was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army WAC Medic Corp as a staff sgt. She was preceded in death by husband, Ernest E. Shaw (Major U.S.A.F. Ret.); parents, Robert Dawson Hardin and Ella Smith Hardin; sisters, Daisy Daniel and Mary Horton. Survivors: sisters and brothers-in-law, Robbie and W.C. Walker of Elora, Homer Horton of Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, followed by funeral services at 7:30 p.m. at the Lenoir City Church of Christ. Graveside services 1 p.m. (C.S.T.) Saturday, Sunset Cemetery, Elora, Tenn., Mr. Kent Bailey officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
SMITH, CHARLES WILLIAM, SR. - age 69, of Fountain City, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997. He was a native of Morristown, a U.S. Army Veteran, and had retired from White Lily Foods. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Reba Gentry Smith; children, Gwen and Ronald Needham, Charles W., Jr., and Barbara Perry Smith, Carole and Jim Smith, all of Knoxville; sister, Alma Jean Messer of Knoxville; brothers, Shields Smith of Alabama, and Joe Smith of Knoxville; special friend, Woodrow Smith. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the main entrance of Greenwood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Edward Nelson officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SNAPP, JOHN PINKNEY - of Louisville, died 9:55 a.m. Monday, May 12th, the day before his 79th birthday. He was a member of Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church and the Crusaders Sunday School Class. Retired warehouse manager of Institutional Jobbers and a veteran of WWII where he served in the U.S. Air Force as a navigator. John and Katherine Snapp, his wife of 59 years, operated Snapp's Laundry on Woodland Avenue for 32 years. Preceded in death by wife, Katherine (Suzy) Snapp, who died on January 8, 1997. Also preceded in death by infant daughter, Darlene; parents, Amos Pinkney and Nancy Fleming Snapp; brothers, Charles and Claude Snapp. Survivors: sons, John Stephen and Roger Wayne Snapp; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Thomas Snapp; grandsons, Michael Wayne Snapp and wife Lori, Paul Douglas Snapp and wife Laura, David Stephen Snapp and Jeffrey David Hutchison and wife Paula; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Cade Snapp, Emily Snapp and Alexandria Hutchison; sisters, Ruby Sherrod and Cleo Snodgrass; brother-in-law, D.H. (Tommy) Sherrod; sister-in-law, Doris Treece; many nieces and nephews and friends; special friends, Pam and Lynn Griffin. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery (Sutherland Avenue) for a 10 a.m. graveside service with full military honors presented by the East Tennessee Veteran Honor Guard, Rev. Walter Willis officiating. Pallbearers: Mike, Doug and David Snapp, Jeff Hutchsion, D.H. (Tom) Sherrod III, Lynn Griffin, Ted Lyle and Reeford Douglass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church, 2700 Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
STEVENS, WILLIE THOMAS - age 86, of Knoxville, died 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Retired from the US Navy after 30 years. Served on the USS Maryland in World War II. Retired from St. Mary's Hospital. Preceded in death by wife, Ida Stevens; son, David Stevens. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Louise and John Spina; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Elizabeth Stevens, both of Knoxville, Anthony and Vickie Stevens of Corryton; grandchildren, Lalania, Mikeal, Denver and Sarah Stevens; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Edna Stevens of Kentucky, Scott and Trigger Stevens of Illinois. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
WILBURN, INEZ KINCER - age 85, of Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday morning, May 14, 1997, at Park West Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and the Golden Age Sunday School Class. She loved to quilt and crocheter. She was preceded in death by husband, John Franklin Wilburn; sons-in-law, J.D. Goodman and Lynn Covington; daughter-in-law, Kathy Wilburn; granddaughter, Mary Lee Wampler Hitch; brothers, Frank, Ralph, and Johnny Kincer; sisters, Grace Johnson, Iva Brewster, Laura Elizabeth Kincer. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Johnnie Sue Goodman, Frances and Ted Wampler, Nancy and Mickey Hall, Linda and Frank Yam, Ann Covington; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard ''Bud'' and Violet Wilburn, Max and Carlene Wilburn, all of Lenoir City; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Margaret Kincer of Knoxville, Mary Wilburn, Louise Morton and husband, Oliver, all of Indiana. The body will lie in state from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Rev. Lowell Ramsey, Rev. Glenn Gamble, and Rev. Jeff Bosley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church ''Challenge to Build'' Fund, 2166 Old Hwy. 95, Lenoir City, TN 37771. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.