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BRABSON, BOOKER T. HARDING - of Knoxville, departed this life Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 20, 1997, from 7-8 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Wednesday, May 21, 1997, 12 noon at First A.M.E. Zion Church. Complete obituary will follow at a later edition. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

BRADEN, MICHAEL WAYNE - age 20, of Briceville, passed away Saturday, May 17, 1997, at the U.T. Medical Center. He was a member of Tennessee Hollow Baptist Church. He was a craftsman employed by the Clayton Mobile Home Manufacturing Company. He was born February 17, 1977, in Anderson County. Survivors: parents, Eddie and Brenda Braden, Briceville; fiancee', Andrea Hatmaker, Clinton; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Danny Hicks, Heiskell; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Elaine Braden, Briceville; nephews, Joshua Hicks, Heiskell, Stephen Hicks, Heiskell, Zachary Hicks, Heiskell, Joseph Braden, Briceville, Jonathan Braden, Briceville; grandmothers, Stella Braden, Briceville, Blanche Vickery, Lake City; special aunt, Maxie Beam, Laurel Grove; special dear friend, Brandon Coday, Lake City; several cousins. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 19, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Indian Bluff Baptist Church with Rev. Johnnie Owens and Rev. Archie Seiber officiating. Mr. Braden will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow in Indian Bluff Cemetery. Arrangements by Cox-Martin of Lake City. 

BRANDENBERG, OBIE M. JR. - of Knoxville, departed this life, May 15, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company of America. U.S. Navy veteran. Preceded in death by father, Obie Melton Brandenberg and wife, Ruth Brandenberg. He leaves to cherish his memory, loving mother, Willie T. Brandenberg, Huntsville, Ala.; daughters, Ria Antoinette, Brandenberg, San Francisco, Calif., Ventrice Gale (Hilario) Zuniga, Atlanta, Georgia, Candance Taren Brandenberg, Cincinnati, Ohio, Ingrid Monon Brandenberg, Fort Wright, Kentucky; son, Kevin Lamont (Melissa) Brandenberg, Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Leroy (Jeanette) Brandenberg; sisters, Mozel Roper, Huntsville, Ala., Barbara B. (Andrew) Frye, St. Louis, Missouri; two nieces; four nephews; two aunts; one uncle; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends to include devoted friend, Lillian Neal. Family will receive friends 11:30-12 noon, Tuesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Funeral service 12 noon, Dr. Rev. Johnnie W. Skinner, Sr., officiating. Interment Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery. Family will be at the home of Ret. Lt. Col. and Mrs. Leroy Brandenberg, 6232 Babelay Road. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

BROWN, GLADYS PERRY - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, May 16, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Member of Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Elizabeth Acuff Perry of Rutledge; husband, Bennie Brown; brothers, Von and Hugh Perry; sisters, Bessie Clifton, Ethel Huskey, Drama McGinnis. Survived by sister, Vergie Harris of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Monday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Bill Romines officiating. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

BUTCHER, LEE - of Detroit, Mich., passed away Saturday, May 17, 1997, at his home. Husband of Alice Puckett Butcher, Knoxville; father of Kimberly Butcher, Detroit, Mich., Lindsay and Timothy Butcher, Knoxville; brother-in-law of Yolanda (Victor) Rodgers, Endia and Cleophus ''Bill'' Puckett; nephew of Rozelle McClellan and Lorraine Puckett; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends in Knoxville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Harris Funeral Home, 15251 Harper Ave., Detroit, Mich., 1-313-521-3131. Notice by Unity Mortuary. 

CROUCH, KATHERINE PETERS - 90, formerly of Knoxville and West Virginia, died May 14, 1997, in Davidson, N.C. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with B.A. in home economics and masters in early childhood education. Mrs. Couch was a teacher in Knoxville and Bluefield, W.Va., a member of Bluefield Country Club and Fincastle Country Club, a certified flower judge and member of Little River Garden Club, former board member with YWCA, and she helped organize the Appalachia Girl Scout Council. Survived by her daughter, Ann Couch Thompson of Vero Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 10:30 a.m. graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville or Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bluefield, W. Va. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

DANCE, SWANN, JR. - age 44, of the Chestnut Hill Community, Dandridge, passed away Sunday, 12:20 p.m. May 18, 1997, at his home, following an extended illness. He was a member of the Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church and Brazelton Lodge No. 190 F.& A.M. He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanita (Watson) Dance. Survivors: wife, Rebecca (Norris) Dance of Dandridge; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Nick Oakes of New Market; daughter, Megan Dance of home; father, Swan Dance, Sr. of Dandridge; sisters and brothers-in-law, Glenda and Nicholas Kopchinsky of Fredricksburg, Va., June and Henry Pearson of Palm Coast, Fla.; brother, Randy Dance of Dandridge; nephews, Roby, Stan, Nick, Michael, Eric, and Samuel; nieces, April and Allie; extended family, brother and sister, Wayne (Doby) and Eutha (Blue) Welch. Funeral service Tuesday 8:30 p.m. at Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Kyle Overton officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. prior to services at the church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Chestnut Hill Charity Horse Show Scholarship Fund, 2422 Chestnut Hill Church Rd., Dandridge, TN 37725. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

DAY, GENEVA ANN - age 61, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Friday, May 16, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Day. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Gene McLemore; sons, Michael and Greg Day; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Jill Day; grandchildren, Brian and wife Gina Bounds, Jennifer, Melinda, Ryan and Drew Day; brothers, Fred, Ronnie, Raymond and Johnny Jones; sisters, Judy Pritchard, Wanda Williams, Sandra Smelcer, Linda McGhee, Diane Hill, Betty Carter; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Chuck and Janet Day; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Donna Braswell, Darlene and Lacy Finchum. Member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church. Pallbearers: Larry Jones, Rusty and Sanford Goddard, Brad Davenport, Jeff Stansberry and Mark Inman. Pastor Norman Smelcer will officiate. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday at Highland South Cemetery. The family is being served by Highland South Funeral Home (573-7300). 

GILREATH, MRS. ALLIE LEE - age 63, of Roane State Highway, Rockwood, passed away Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by husband, Jack S. Gilreath. She is survived by daughters, Jacqueline Henline of Rockwood, Tenn., Sharon Goss of Rockwood, Tenn., Janie Shannon of Lansdale, Pa.; son, Christopher (Chris) Gilreath of Rockwood, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jennifer Ann Gilreath, Nicole Lee Goss, Nicholas George Shannon, Christa Allie Gilreath; sisters, Shirley Brooks of Knoxville, Tenn., Georgia Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn., Lillian Carroll of Clinton, Tenn., Jean Hutton of Virginia, Helen Garrett of Bristol, Tenn. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at the Roane Memorial Gardens. The family of Mrs. Allie L. Gilreath will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. 

HELMS, HAZEN - of Halls, passed away Saturday, May 17, 1997. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Bright Hope Lodge No. 557, F.& A.M. and Fountain City Eastern Star Chapter No. 160. Veteran of military service and retired from Local No. 50. Preceded in death by brothers, Hollis, Ernest and John Helms; sisters, Ida Oaks, Bertha Lester and Belle Davis. Survivors: wife, Jo Lee Helms, several nieces and nephews. Masonic memorial service 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's Chapel, family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dr. Bruce Marston officiating. Pallbearers: Ray Mallicoat, Earl Helms, Bob Helms, Bill Lester, Joe Knighten, Mike Russel, and J.M. Reed. Honorary pallbearers: Elmer Ridenour, Harold Mallicoat, Homer Neely, John Spencer, Bob Beeler, Don Laurendine, Hershel Beeler, David Masters, Tommy McCreary, J. Lee Hitch, and Bill Hitch. The family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

HOUSLEY, MARY ELIZABETH (SHELBY) - age 90, died at N.H.C. Health Care on May 18, 1997. She was a member of Demory Baptist Church of LaFollette. Preceded in death by her husband, Sherman M. Housley; and son, Charles E. Housley. Survivors: sons, James D. Housley of LaFollette, Haskle and Roma Housley of Knoxville; daughters, Grace Snyder and Betty McCoige of Knoxville, Juanita Peters of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Kathy Stoffell of Fort Valley, Ga.; brother, Roma Shelby; and sister, Anne Blankenship, both of LaFollette; other family members, 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Cross Funeral Home. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Bakers Forge Cemetery. Reverends Ronnie Arnold and Owen Hatmaker officiating. Cross Funeral Home in LaFollette in charge. 

KEATON, MARGARET ETHEL P. - age 88, of Powell, passed away Friday evening, May 16, 1997, at home following a lengthy illness. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Powell. She was retired from Robertshaw Controls after 30 years. Preceded in death by parents, Louis H. and Martha Elizabeth Perkey; daughter, Barbara Marie; and brothers, Troy and Lloyd. Survivors: husband of 62 years, James B. Keaton; son, James L. Keaton, Sr.; grandchldren, Trish, Lisa, J.L. and Paula Keaton; great-granddaughters, Jami Evans and Kendra Martin, all of Knoxville; brother, Roy H. Perkey of Powell. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Phillip Jones officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to to First Baptist Church of Powell Building Fund, 7706 Ewing Road, Powell, TN 37849. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

KIRBY, WILLIAM ''DUB'' - of South Knoxville, died Saturday, May 17, 1997. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local Union No. 384. Served in the army during World War II. Survivors: wife, Mabel Kirby; sons, William and Rick Kirby; four grandchildren; sister, Ilene Morgan; nephew, William Morgan, D.D.S. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

LEE, CARRIE A. - age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday morning, May 17, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Clyde Lee, Sr.; son, James Franklin Lee, and sisters. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Ronnie Beets, Jane and Glenn Johnson; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Adelgunde Lee, Charles and Sue Lee, Jesse Lee, Jr., Wayne and Mary Lee, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, Rose chapel, Rev. Louis Branch officiating. Interment in Bookwalter Cemetery. Pallbearers: grandsons, Robert, Jeff, Ronnie, Greg, Scott Lee and Bryan Johnson. Honorary pallbearers: Ronnie Beets and Scottie Wayne Lee. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

MANN, EDWARD G. (ED) - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, May 17, 1997. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired funeral director and former owner of Mann Mortuary. Preceded in death by parents, Edward K. and Georgia Mann. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Ivan and Susan Mann of Powell, Edward and Charlene Mann, Eric and Lynn Mann of Portland, Oregon, and Aaron and Linda Mann of Knoxville; daughter, Lisa Huffman of Knoxville; grandchildren, Paul, Ella, Jared, Nicole, Jessica, and Logan; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and George Rowan of Conneticut. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday. Family and friends may call at their convenience at Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

MANNING, ANNA BELL - 82, of Maryville, died Saturday, May 17, 1997. She was preceded in death by children, Newell Manning and Jearldean Huffstetler. Survivors: husband, William C. Manning; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Marjorie Manning, Max and Gaynell Manning, Harold and Faye Manning, Ronald and Linda Manning; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Gilbert Cagley and Edith and Buddy Buchanan; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank and Bobby Leatherwood; sisters, Louise Hankins, Wilma Beasley, Beulah Fancher, and Donnie Best. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. James Kinser officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday in Grandview Cemetery in Maryville. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. 

McFALLS, PAUL ALEXANDER - age 67, of Knoxville, passed away May 17, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years. Retired Federal Court officer and retired from KUB. Graduate of North Georgia College and Gainsville Jr. College. Veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. Survived by wife, Alline B. McFall of Knoxville; sons, Timothy Bradenburg of Knoxville, Paul George McFall of St. Mary's, Ga., Daniel Leon McFall of Knoxville, and Clifford Douglas McFall of Knoxville; daughter, Mary Rebecca Anna Smith of Knoxville; grandchildren, Daniel Corey McFall, Jessica Marie McFall, Daniel Lynn McFall, Dustin Wyatt Smith, and Patrick Douglas McFall; brother, Leonard Leon McFall of Knoxville; sister, Dorothy Nadine Long of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Mike Kincaid officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Weaver's to proceed to Tenn. State Veterans Cemetery for a 12 noon graveside service with military honors conducted by the Navy. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home. 

McKINNEY, BILLY JOE - age 63, of Caryville, passed away at his home, Saturday, May 17, 1997. He was a member of Lake View Baptist Church. Member of V.F.W. and U.A.W. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rosa Baker McKinney. He is survived by his wife, Alma June McKinney of Caryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa Lynne McKinney of Caryville, Susan Michelle and Ron Siebenthaler, and Johanna Jean McKinney, both of Ohio; granddaughter, Martina Corrine Siebenthaler; sisters, Naomi Sharp of Caryville and Effie June Lovitt of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Terry Creek Cemetery with Rev. Alfred Asbury Byrd officiating, with Volunteer State War Honor Guard. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Alma June McKinney. Following services family and friends will gather at Cove Lake State Park. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

MILLER, BEULAH CUPP ''GRANNY'' - age 88, of West Knoxville, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning, May 17, 1997, at Fort Sanders Park West Hospital. Longtime member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Hubert Miller; daughter, Dorothy Daniels; grandson, Mike Webb; son-in-law, Hank Webb; sister, Martha Lou Ramsey; brothers, Roy, Lois, Eugene and Henry Cupp. Survivors: daughters, Margaret Webb, Anne Cagle of Knoxville; daughters and son-in-law, Ellen and Jerry Cagle, Spring City, Edythe and Bob Wrather, Johnson City; son, Harold Miller; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Judy Miller, all of Knoxville; 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Leonard, Anna Belle Adkins, Mabel Sims, Imogene Roberts; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hubert and Lois Cupp and Marvin and Becky Cupp; sisters-in-law, Helen Cupp and Bobbie Cupp, all of Maryville; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Clyde Cagle and Larry and Janet Scates. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Rev. Gene Wood, Rev. Paul Byrd officiating. Pallberarers will be grandsons. Family and friends will meet and leave from Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MULLINS, ALBERT CECIL - age 77, of West Knoxville, died May 17th, 1997. He was a retired long-time automotive business owner in East Tennessee. Survivors: brother, John Houston Mullins, Sparta, Tenn.; sister, Florence Mullins York, Columbia, Tenn.; 13 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church in Alpine, Tenn. Interment: Good Hope Cemetery, Livingston, Tenn. Honorary pallbearers: Tom Rice, Stanley Griffin, Larry Needham, John Watt, Mike Murdaugh, Fred Langley, Ray Huffacker. Memorials may be made to University of Tennessee Hospice Program, 2200 Sutherland Ave. Suite 102, Knoxville, TN 37919 or the Children's Hospital, 2018 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MYERS, JEWELL LANE - 72, of Sevierville, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. She was a member of Middle Creek United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Coy S. Myers; stepmother, Oma Lane Allen; father, Hobart Lane; brother, Paul Lane. Survivors: daughter, Carolyn Louise Justus; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Kay Myers; grandchildren, Mike and Tommy Justus, Mark and Michelle Beck, and Joey and Bobbi Parton; brother and sister-in-law, William Bart and Barbara Lane; special friends, Ruth Burgess and Rose Huskey. Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Glen Franklin officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday in Middle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. 

NABER, GEORGE H. - age 90, of Knoxville, died 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 18, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Long-time active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Born in Louisville, Ky., moved to Knoxville in 1936. Manager of Knoxville News Co. until 1958, then worked in advertising layout department of the Knoxville News Sentinel until retirement March 21, 1975. Faithful supporter of Knoxville Catholic High School as bingo caller on Monday nights for 40 years and operator of the concession stand during basketball games for many years. Volunteer at St. Mary's Medical Center until prevented by illness in 1994. Preceded in death by Alma Schork Naber, beloved wife of 54 years, who died in 1988; brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Belly Naber; and sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Tom Hines, all of Louisville. Survived by daughter, Sister Mary Martha; sisters-in-law, cousins, and several nieces and nephews. Caregiver and faithful friends, Mary and Cal Paschall. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary. Rosary will follow at 8 p.m. Funeral maass will be at Immaculate Conception Church Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Louisville, Ky. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knoxville Catholic High School Building Fund, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

OGLE, VIRGIL JOSEPH - age 63, of Walland, passed away Saturday night, May 17, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Bill, Sr. and Bertha Ogle; brothers, Cecil and Bill, Jr. Ogle; sisters, Dixie Hutsell, Ruby Law, Roxie Ogle. Survivors: wife, Etta Click Ogle; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Genia Ogle of Walland, Darrell and Rosalena Ogle of Walland; daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Timothy Moore of Walland, Ginger and Charles Tipton of Walland; grandchildren, Joey Ogle, Crystal Ogle, Timothy Whitehead Ogle, Joseph Tipton, Jessie Tipton, David Tipton, and Victoria Tipton; one great-grandchild; sister, Lucille Law of Walland; brothers, Clinton Ogle of Walland and Dexter Ogle of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Moses Moore officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Law's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

PHILLIPS, WILKER H. - age 74, of the Baptist Health Care Center in Lenoir City, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 17, 1997. He was of the Baptist faith. A veteran of World War II serving with the Army in the calvary. He was preceded in death by parents, Samuel Rollen Phillips and Xymena Ault Phillips; sister, Mary Crowe. Survivors: brothers, Raymond, Edd, Howard, and Roy Phillips, all of Lenoir City, James Phillips of Chattanooga, John Phillips of Maryville; sisters, Lucille Johnson and Jessie Mae Parrish, both of Lenoir City, Ruth Heath of Boulder, Colo., Betty Sue Freels of Farragut; 33 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home, followed by graveside services at 2 p.m. in the Lake View Cemetery, Rev. Kenneth Phillips officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City in charge. 

POWELL, MR. DONNIE NOLAN - age 62, of Central View Road, Andersonville, passed away 9:37 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Hines Creek Missionary Baptist Church and a retired employee of B.F.I. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Goldie Powell. Survivors: wife, Elsie Mae Peace Powell; son, Michael Anthony Powell, both of Andersonville; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Barbara Powell; three nephews, Gary, Donnie, and Junior Powell, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Earl Johnson officiating. Family and friends will meet at New Loyston Memorial Gardens for interment 11 a.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers: Todd Hutchison, Larry Mink, Randy Rosenbalm, Joe Peace, Larry Peace, Michael Miller. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

ROACH, CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY - age 23, of Greenback, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was a graduate of William Blount High School and Maryville College and was teaching in the Cheatham County School System. Survivors include: father, James Roach; mother, Linda Moore; sister and brother-in-law, Tonia and Rusty Murphy; grandparents, J.R. and Helen Roach, Doc and Johnnie Crowder; aunts and uncles, Mike and Michele Roach, Peggy and David Perkins, Don and Renee Roach, Billy Joe Roach, Laverne Birchfield, Bobby Crowder; many cousins and close friends. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Hodges officiating. The interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Marble Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

ROGERS, PAUL E. - of South Knoxville, left this life to be with the Lord on May 17, 1997. Retired from Robert Shaw with 35 years of service. Served with the Army during World War II. Preceded in death by wife, Faye Rogers. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Paul and Jeannine Rogers, Jr., Michael and Donna Rogers; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Larry Pierce; grandchildren, Mary Allison, Paul Edward III, Jeffery Walker, Johnny, Jason, Robert and Sissy; brother, Wallace Rogers; sisters, Bonita and Mary Rogers. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

SELLERS, ROSE SEYMOUR - age 92, of 2821 Addison Avenue, Knoxville, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 1997, in the Serene Manor Nursing Center in Knoxville, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Sellers was a member of the Wyricks Chapel Baptist Church and was the widow of the late Carl Sellers. Surviving is her son, Scotty E. Beeler of Knoxville; daughter, Bernice Davis of LaFollette; grandchildren, Ronnie Beeler, Marta Vickers, Derek Beeler, Amanda Beeler, and Richda McNutt; great-grandchildren, Karen Beeler, Matt Beeler, Barbara Vickers, Bronwyn McNutt, and Dunstyn McNutt; sister, Blonde Mullins of Baltimore, Md.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, May 21, 1997, in the Dyer Cemetery in Powder Springs. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, May 20, 1997, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

SHULER, LAURA A. - age 95, of Maryville, passed away Saturday morning, May 17, 1997, at Asbury Acres Health Care Center. Laura was the granddaughter of Elizabeth ''Betsy'' Oliver, who was the first white girl born in Cades Cove. She was preceded in death by husband, William T. ''Bill'' Shuler; children, Edward Shuler, Julia Headrick and Dorothy Davis; grandchildren, Wanda Faye, Eugene and Jerry Shuler; great-great grandchild, Joseph Bradley Waters; brothers, Laz Anthony, Jack Anthony, Pearlie Anthony, Charlie Anthony and Marion Anthony; sisters, Betty Jane, Martha and Mary. Survivors: children, Lois Caughron of Cades Cove, Max Shuler of Maryville, Bobbie Embry of Selma, California, and Fred Shuler of Alcoa; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chilhowee View Cemetery for graveside service and interment, Rev. Byron Gibson officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Monday until 7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SMITH, ALBERT H. - age 81, of Halls, died May 17, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. He was born in Tifton, Georgia, and moved to Knoxville in the 1930's. His major interest was music. He played the trumpet, and in his youth performed with several Big Bands and Jazz groups. After his retirement from the state, as an accountant, he continued his involvement in music. In 1975, he became the business agent for the American Federation of Musicians Local #546 and in 1979 he was elected secretary. He was also a member of the Nashville Musicians Association. During World War II, he served as radioman on the U.S.S. Spangler in the South Pacific. He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and Bright Hope Lodge #0557 F&AM. Preceded in death by his son, Harrell Murray Smith. He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Geneva T. Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ron Merryman; five grandchildren, Beth Merryman, Kenny and wife, Joan Merryman, Randy and wife, Susan Merryman, Marka and Jordan Smith. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Monday with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel. Dr. Charles Earle and Rev. Mark Kidd officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery on Tazewell Pike. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

SPICER, MARGARET ELLEN - age 85, of Maryville, passed away Sunday morning, May 18, 1997, at Asbury Acres Health Care Center. Preceded in death by husband, Carl Spicer. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Mae Belle and Alfred Henry of Maryville; sons, Lloyd E. Cooper of Maryville, and Charles Lee Cooper of Riverside, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery for graveside service and interment, Rev. Allen Quiett officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

STANLEY, MYRTLE CRAIG (BILL) - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday morning at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Dante Baptist Church, former member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was a retired Knox County school teacher, also retired from Molins Machine of Richmond, Va. She was the widow of Gordon M. Stanley. Survived by sister-in-law, Wanda Craig of Knoxville; niece, Theilia Mize of Knoxville; nephew and niece-in-law, Donald and Mona Craig of Oak Ridge; great-niece and great-nephew-in-law, Mira and Joseph Patterson of Knoxville; great-nephew and great-niece-in-law, Donald and Pamela Mize of Knoxville; great-nephews, Dexter, Dolis, Darrel Craig, all of Oak Ridge; three great-great-nephews; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Thelma and Waverly Moore of Virginia. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Rev. Phillip Murphy and Rev. Haskew Smart officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Cemetery for graveside service. Memorials may be made to Dante Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

STEVENSON, LEO DALE - 79, of Forest, Va. and formerly of Ambia, Ind., died Sunday, May 18, 1997, in Lynchburg, General Hospital. He was born in VanWert, Ohio on February 23, 1918, the son of the late Herman David and Blanche Larrabee Stevenson. During World War II he was an instructor in the aircraft school at Willow Run, Ypsilanti, Mich., which manufactured B-24's, also he was a supervisor at Hudson's making B-29's, before returing to farming for 36 years in Indiana. He was Youth-For-Christ director during the 50's in Vermillion County, Ind. He was active in church as Sunday School teacher, soloist, and superintendent at various times. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Hazel Marie Kirby Stevenson; twin daughters, Sandra Blanche Stevenson, Burlington, N.C. and Sharon Ellen Switz and her husband, Ted Switz, Kiev, Ukraine; one son, Larry Dale Stevenson and his wife, Diane Banta Stevenson of West Point, Ind.; one grandson, Brent Alan Stevenson. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rachel M. Stevenson. He is survived by two sisters, Lorena Hartz, Lafayette, Ind. and Eileen Andrews and her husband, William Andrews, West Lebanon, Ind.; and one brother, Wendell Stevenson, West Lebanon, Ind. In addition, he is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday by Dr. Jerry Falwell, the Rev. Norman Hedding, and the Rev. Charlie Harbin at Pate Chapel, Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at Pate Chapel. Interment will be in Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. at 11 a.m. Thursday. Arrangements by Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, Va. 

THOMAS, KATHLEEN - 75, of Sevierville, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at the home. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Seymour. Preceded in death by parents, Jim and Nancy Thomas; brothers, Ebb, Doss, and Earl Thomas; and niece, Linda Thomas. Survivors: special niece, Janice (Ebbie) Mackey and husband, Dennis of Sevierville; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Flora Thomas; nieces, Evelyn Ogle of Seymour, Shirley Cannon and Sue Flynn, both of Sevierville; nephews, Ken and Jack Thomas, both of Knoxville, Jim and Otha Thomas of Seymour; 14 grand-nieces and nephews; 10 great-grand-nieces and nephews; special grand-nieces, Jodie Henshaw and Gidget Ogle, both of Sevierville. Funeral service were 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Homer Lewis officiated. Interment 10 a.m. Monday in Boyd's Creek Cemetery. The family received friends 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home. 

WALKER, ANNE FRAZIER RAGON - age 71, well-known Episcopal Church leader, died May 17, 1997. Mrs. Walker was a member of St. John's Cathedral, Knoxville, Tenn. She was active in the Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Tennessee and East Tennessee provincially, nationally, and locally for many years. Some of her church related activities include: president of Episcopal Diocesan Churchwomen; first woman to be elected from the Diocese of Tennessee as a deputy to the General Convention. She attended several General Conventions as a deputy. She served on the Diocesan Bishop and Council. She was executive secretary of the Diocesan Bishop and Council of the Diocese of East Tennessee and secretary of the Diocesan Convention from 1985-1992. She was executive secretary to the Right Reverend Robert Gould Tharp from May 1990 until January 1994. She was born in Chattanooga; daughter of the late Charley Francis Taliaferro Frazier Huff and Robert Bruce Frazier. She resided in Chattanooga until her move to Knoxville in April 1990. Mrs. Walker is survived by her husband, The Reverend Paul Shields Walker. Their marriage took place on January 25, 1995. Her first husband, Lloyd A. Ragon, Jr. preceded her in death on August 22, 1989. Survivors include: one son, Bruce Thomas Ragon of Knoxville, his wife, Karen; and one granddaughter, Shaina Marie Ragon, also of Knoxville; Nancy Ragon Johnson of Moscow, Tenn., the wife of Lloyd A. Ragon III, who preceded his mother in death in March of 1994. Other survivors include: two sisters, Inez Huff Rice of Franklin, Tenn. and Betty Bowden of Antioch, Tenn.; also two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Frazier of Antioch, Tenn. and Mary Lynn Ragon Long of Chattanooga. She leaves one first cousin, Mary Phillips Taliaferro Van Hooser of Knoxville. Among other survivors are three stepsons and one stepdaughter and several nieces and nephews. A memorial requiem will be celebrated at St. John's Cathedral on May 20, 1997 at 3 p.m. Following the requiem, family will receive friends at a reception to be held in the Great Hall at the Cathedral. Mrs. Walker's ashes will be interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Chattanooga. Services will be held on May 21, 1997, at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Cathedral, Knoxville Chapter of Order of St. Luke or to any charity of your own choosing. 

WATTENBARGER, CHRISTINA PRICE - 77, of Commerce Street, died at her residence at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, May 18. Preceded in death by parents, C.A. ''Cat'' and Irene Morrison Price; two brothers, Elmer and William; and one sister, Helen Baker. Survived by her husband, Carl Wattenbarger; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Watkins and Mrs. Myrtle Henderson, all of Loudon; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home with funeral serivces to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bernard Courtnery officiation. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Buttram Cemetery in McMinn County for interment services. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.

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