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BANKS, EUGENE O. - departed this life in Augusta, Ga. Survivors: uncle, Dennis (Rose) Banks; cousins, Rev. Shirley (John) Kincaid, Knoxville, Evonne (James) Anderson, Hugh-Town, Ala. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, 1997, at New Gray Cemetery, Rev. Shirley Kincaid officiating. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

BEAM, GERTRUDE MARIE SMELSER - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday evening at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husbands, W.C. Smelser Jr. and James M. Beam and son, Roger M. Smelser. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, George R. and Christine Smelser of Chattanooga, Mark D. and Linda Smelser of Knoxville; stepdaughter and husband, Barbara J. and husband, Joe Carr of Powell; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside service. Rev. Cabel Trent and Rev. Edwin Mitchell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the building funds at Powell United Methodist Church or Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

BENNETT, TREVA IOLA - age 81, died Wednesday at her home in Cookeville. She was born November 18, 1915, in Morrison, Tenn., to the late James Wesley and Allie Zelma Cunningham Gilley. In earlier years she was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star, and she was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Cookeville. She was retired from Cookeville Sheet Metal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Bennett, Sr. Survivors include her daughters, Bettye Fulton of Knoxville and Martha Bennett Brown of Cookeville; sons, George Hubert Bennett, Jr., Grover N. Bennett, Sr., Rankin Bennett and William H. Bennett, all of Cookeville; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Jacobs of Morrison, Tenn.; brother, James Lanier Gilley of Niles, Mich. Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, 1997, Cookeville Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Homes. Burial to follow in the Morrison City Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Jacobs, Grover Bennett, Jr., Steve Hurdle, Andy Jacobs, Jay Staples, Ryan Bennett. The family requests contributions be made to the American Lung Association or to the Morrison Library. The family received friends after 7 p.m. Thursday evening in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Homes. 

BOWEN, MRS. LOUISE - Officer Bowen, formerly of 272 West Fulton St., Alcoa, entered into eternal rest May 19, 1997, at Holston Health Care Center, Knoxville. She was the widow of Roy Lee Bowen. A member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church; member of Eastern Star #205, Excelsior Chapter; and the Gold Circle. She leaves to cherish her memories: two devoted nieces, Mary and Marie Winton; step-daughter, Gertrude Bowen of California; special friends to include Adele Brown, Tresa Knighton, Edith Tate, Josephine Shockley, Elsie Houston, Sonya Armstrong, Mary Oldham; other relatives and friends to include Michelle W. Williams, Geoffery and George Price, Malcolm and Eddie Chapman. The family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., Rev. Carl Ligion officiating. Rev. W.C. Morrison will provide words of comfort. Interment to follow in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Alcoa. The family will assemble at the home of Mary Winton, 4301 Janteel St., Knoxville. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

BURCHFIELD, SYLVIA RADER - age 89, of East Knoxville, passed away 12:40 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Holston Health Care Center. Member of Church Street United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, T.P. and Florrie Williams Rader; brother, J.T. Rader; husband, W.W. Burchfield; son, William E. Burchfield and daughter, Betty Jean Burchfield. Survived by daughter-in-law, Dorothy Burchfield Blackburn; brother-in-law and wife, John R. and Betty Burchfield of Wichita, Kansas; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Saturday at New Market Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

COKER, VIVIAN G. - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at her daughter's home. She was of the Methodist faith. Preceded in death by daughter, Julia Faye Coker. She is survived by her husband, James L. Coker (Roy); daughter, Linda Gunther of Knoxville; sons, Steven R. and Marty Coker, are of Knoxville, sons, Leroy and Rodney Coker of California; brothers, Don Cooper and Connie Cooper of Knoxville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Chapel, Reverend Don Hubbard officiating. The interment following services at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Robert Wallen, Gary Wallen, Roger Yarnell, Virgil Hackworth, Charles Eubanks, (grandson) David Smith. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

COLLINS, WALLACE F. - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital after a short illness. Member of Third Creek Baptist Church and Sunday School Class #1. Retired from Mason-Dixon Freight Lines with 37 years of service. Preceded in death by first wife, Edith; and son, Bobby. Survived by wife, Odessa Collins; daughter, Faye Rand; sons, Carl, Sammy and David Collins; and step-son, Bill Keesling; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Alford Collins of Knoxville, Claude Collins of Miami, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Stroud and Rev. Tim Tatum officiating. Family and friends will meet at New Gray Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday for graveside and interment service. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

CONNER, JUANITA JENNINGS - age 68, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 20, 1997, at Park West Hospital. She was a charter member of First Presbyterian Church of Lenoir City. Preceded in death by parents, Midas Jennings and Emma Carter Jennings Honeycutt. Survivors: husband, I.D. ''Babe'' Conner; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jane Conner of Chillicothe, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Monroe Wright of Farragut; grandchildren and spouses, Richard Anthony and Tammy Conner, Angie and Steve Richardson, Hannah Wright, Corey Wright; sisters, Mrs. James ''Margaret'' Kaylor of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mrs. Oakley ''Mary'' McDavid of Clinchport, Virginia; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Charlene Jennings of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 1997, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lenoir City, Rev. Morgan Trotter officiating. Entombment Lakeview Mausoleum. Pallbearers: Mayor Charles Eblen, Gene Hamby, John R. Johnson, George Seay, Jim Price and Tony Aikens; members of the Lenoir City Council and employees of Lenoir City Hall will serve as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements by Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

CURTIS, AARON E. - age 92, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at Etowah Health Care Center. A native of Etowah, Mr. Curtis moved to Akron, Ohio, in 1930. He retired from General Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, in 1968 and returned to Etowah at that time. He resided on Mecca Pike. Mr. Curtis was a part time choir director for 45 years and music director at First Baptist Church in Englewood for 12 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Etowah and Etowah Masonic Lodge No. 653. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Curtis in 1984 and granddaughter, Susan Volz in 1994. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Donald Artis, Fort Myers, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Janet Curtis, Stone Mountain, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and John Tullock, Delano, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Judy Carter, Steven Curtis and Sally Curtis; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Rev. John E. Pennington, Jr. presiding. Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Green Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Etowah or the charity of your choice. 

DAVIS, DORA THOMAS - of Louisville, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at her home. She was born, raised, and lived in Harlan, Ky., until 1986 when she moved to Blount County. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Loyall, Ky., was a member of Harlan Baptist Church and was currently attending New Hope Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tenn. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Harlan Chapter #297. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Davis; sister, Christine Creech; brother, Tinsley Thomas. Survivors include: her son, Ron Davis of Louisville, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 1705 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, Tenn with Rev. J. Robert Mellgard officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Cemetery in Harlan, Ky. for the interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church Worship and Music Fund, 1705 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville in charge. 

DAWES, CHARLES L. - age 73, of Gatlinburg, formerly of Mountain City, died Wednesday, May 21st., 1997, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church. Retired supervisor with Rohm & Haas with over 38 years service. Navy veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by daughter, Brenda Fawver. Survivors: wife, Lora Edna Long Dawes, Gatlinburg; sister and brother-in-law, Lillian Gaye and David Adkins; brother, Kenneth Ray Dawes, all of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Lila Jones, Jellico, Lillie Hatmaker, Oliver Springs; brother-in-law, William J. Long of Tampa, Fla.; special friends, Mickey and Janice Clark, Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at Rose Broadway Chapel, Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan, Rev. Bill Black officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens with full military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

FORREST, HAROLD - age 55, of Lake City, passed away Monday, May 19, 1997, at Fort Stewart, Georgia. He was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church. He had served our country in the United States Army for the past twenty years and was a sergeant in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and flower gardening. He was born June 28, 1941, in Bangor, Michigan to Jehu and Mattie Forrest. Preceded in death by parents, Jehu and Mattie Holley Forrest; brothers, Buford Forrest, Sherman Forrest, James Thomas Sayles, Vernon Sayles, Norman Forrest; sister, Louise Hedko. Survivors: wife, Freddie Fox Forrest, Lake City; sons and daughter-in-law, Dale Forrest, Sedan, Kansas, Dwayne and Sheila Forrest, Lake City; sisters, Margaret Schank, Carpentersville, Ill, Fayetta Roddy, Elgin, Ill, Virginia Forrest, Reelfoot, Tenn.; brothers, James Forrest, South Haven, Mich., George Forrest, Chicago, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; very special niece, Ashie Pooh, Lake City. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. David White and Rev. Houston Carroll officiating. Interment Friday, May 23, 1997, at 11 a.m. in Circle Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the United States Army - First Squadron, 278-ACR division. Arrangements by Cox-Martin of Lake City. 

FRAKER, DENA HODGSON - age 85, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Fifty year member of Holston Chapter #384 Order of Eastern Star. Preceded in death by husband, Albie O. Fraker. Survived by sons, Tom R. Fraker of Jefferson City and Bill Fraker of Tavares, Fla.; daughters, Kitty Fraker of Jefferson City and Deena Estes of Lilburn, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Avery and Ellis Hodgson, both of Jefferson City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 1997, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson City with Rev. Andy Ferguson officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, 1997, at Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. 

GRAYBEAL, BOBBIE KYLE - age 54, of Knoxville, passed away May 21, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Survivors: brothers, Frank and William Graybeal, Chattanooga; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and James Kirkland; fiancee, Ruth Maning; several nephews, Mike, Wendell, Terry Kirkland. Graveside service 4 p.m. Friday, May 23, 1997, at New Gray Cemetery, Rev. Phil Groos and Rev. Chucky Covington officiating. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements. 

HANNAH, ELMER S. - age 83, of Alcoa, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Alcoa First Baptist Church and a veteran of WWII. He was retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company and a member of ALCOA's 25 Year Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Clementine Hannah; brothers, Charles and Stanley Hannah; sister, Gladys Rowle. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Roxie Shipwash Hannah; daughter and son-in-law, June and Tom Knight of Richmond, Ky.; granddaughter, Mindy Knight of Richmond, Ky.; brother, Thomas Herman Hannah of Maryville; sister, Ruby Shinliver of Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Joe McKee of Maryville; sisters-in-law, Mable Pass of Knoxville, Oma and Reba Hannah, both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, 1997, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Rev. Richard Holden officiating. The family and friends will assemble at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Grandview Cemetery for the interment. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

HENSON, GEORGE M. ''MARK'' - of Knoxville, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at home following a brief illness. He was 49 years old. Mark was a carpenter and a former member of the Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Donna Henson; four children, Sherry Lambert of Maryville, John McKamey of Lake City, Paul McKamey of Knoxville and Christina Henson. He has two brothers, Scott Henson of Knoxville and Harlan Henson of Ocean View, Hawaii and one sister, Karen Tubbs of Knoxville. Mark has five grandchildren. The body of the deceased was donated for medical research. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to defer costs. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 

HIRTH, THELMA ELDRIDGE HILL - age 84, passed away Monday evening in Port Charlotte, Fla. She was a charter member of the South Vicayne Baptist Church. She was a charter cradle row member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. She held a life-membership with the American Federation of Garden Clubs and a life-member of the Florida Garden Clubs. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lee Bruce Hill; and her parents, Frank Lee and Lucy Pope Eldridge. Retired school teacher of Knox County Schools. Survived by husband, Clarence Hirth of Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Lee and Evelyn Hill of Kingsport; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Anne Hill and Kevin Sherwood of Kingsport; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Richard L. II and Janeil Hill of Huntsville, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Maggie Sherwood. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. Ed Jenkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church of Fountain City Library Fund or to Carson Newman College. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

HOBSON, CHARLES - of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away May 22, 1997, at home. Preceded in death by wife, Barbara L. Hobson. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Marti S. Hobson of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Michael Maschmeyer of Alpharetta, Ga.; four grandsons. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Canon Pastor Laura P. Myhr officiating. Interment in Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. John's Episcopal Cathedral. Friends may call from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

KIRKLAND, JAMES RALPH - age 67, of Halls, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Kim Watt Baptist Church. Member of Carpenters Local #50. Preceded in death by parents, James W. and Minnie Jane Kirkland, first wife, Betty Jean Kirkland; brother, Howard Kirkland. Survivors: wife, Bobbie Faye Kirkland; son and daughter-in-law, Billy Ray and Sharlette Kirkland; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Jean and Billy Long, Carolyn and Mike Stanifer; stepchildren, Nathaniel, Michael Ray, David Clarence, James William, Joel Edward, and Samuel Charles Pierce, Grace Elizabeth Allen; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Aileen Tipton, Jean Ogle, Nanese Effler, Louise Click, Mary Whaley; brothers, Roy, John, and Clyde Kirkland; several nieces and nephews; a host of friends. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Kim Watt Baptist Church, Rev. Danny Powers and Rev. Delton Cochran officiating. Interment Bells Campground Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour before service. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

LARGE, ARTHUR BLAINE - age 70, of Sevierville, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was a member of Pearls Valley Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was retired from General Motors and was preceded in death by his parents, Walker and Susie Large. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mark Atwater, Sevierville; granddaughter, Courtney Atwater; brother, Johnny Scott Large (Ruth) of Sevierville; sisters, Callie Smelcer of Sevierville, Dot Campbell (Roy) of Miami Springs, Fla.; nieces, Elese Spicer, Pat Ramsey of Sevierville, Penny Alexander of Maryville, and Judy Karpis of Miami Springs, Fla. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Ball officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday at Ownby Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

MAPLES, MR. CLAUDE CHARLES - age 79, of Maynardville, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Alder Springs Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Jim Maples; parents, Frank and Thenia Maples; brothers, Marshall and Fred Maples; sisters, Nellie Maples and Trula Graves. Survivors: wife, Iris Maples of Maynardville; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Virgil Dyer of Luttrell; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Sheila Maples of Maynardville; grandchildren, Carla Hensley, Greg Maples, Jeff Maples, Amanda and Adam Maples, Shawna McPhetridge, Mike and Tim Dyer; great-grandchildren, Savannah Maples, Tara Hensley, Wade Maples; sisters, Myrtle Davis and Bessie Yates; sister-in-law, Opal Smith; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Opal Smith; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Cora Wright; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, May 23rd. from 6:30-8 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Charlie Widner officiating. Eulogy by Carla Hensley. Interment will be at Lett's Cemetery, Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

MORRIS, GENEVA B. - of North Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Knoxville Convalescent. Member of Washington Pike Baptist Church. Retired from the Knoxville News-Sentinel with over 42 years service. Survivors: husband, Robert Morris, Knoxville; daughter, Ann M. Wolfe; granddaughter, Lisa W. Talbert, both of Charlotte, N.C. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday, Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Dr. D.L. Hammer officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

NICHOLSON, KAREN AYERS - age 36, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 22, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Roseberry Baptist Church and an employee of UT College of Electrical Engineering. Survived by son, Whitt Nicholson; parents, Chris and Robert Ayers; sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Edward Gaut; sister, Lisa Ayers; sister and brother-in-law, Kimberly and Tom McFarling, all of Knoxville; brother, Boyd Ayers of Johnson City. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Saturday at Roseberry Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Shinlever and Rev. Roger Whaley officiating. The family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Eastview Memorial Gardens for a 2 p.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Roseberry Baptist Church. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

ROBERTS, HELEN - age 80, died early Wednesday morning, May 21, in a local health care facility. A resident of Chattanooga for over 35 years, Mrs. Roberts was a native of Knoxville and was a member and teacher of the Ridgedale Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Joy Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Roberts, Sr. Survivors include two sons, Hugh Roberts, Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas, and Bill Roberts of Crossville; one daughter, Sandra Hannah of Chattanooga; two brothers, Howard Anderson of Knoxville and Charles Anderson of Tallahassee, Fla.; four sisters, Velma Kincaid, Mary Corrington and Betty Brock, all of Knoxville, and Alberta Williams of Kentucky; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 23 in the Highway 58 Chapel with Dr. Bill Owens and Hugh Roberts officiating. Graveside services will be held 3:30 p.m. at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Homes, Inc., 3913 Webb Road, Chattanooga, TN 37416, 894-2012. 

SHULTZ, OLEN - age 76, of Kingston, passed away Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church, Kingston, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. 

STOOKSBURY, NANCY ALVERTA - 92, of Andersonville, Tenn., died Wednesday at Methodist Medical Center. Born November 15, 1904, in Union County, Tenn. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Andersonville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Stooksbury; and her parents, Eli and Mary Jane Mitchell Stooksbury. Survivors include: two daughters, Barbara S. Young of Knoxville, Loretta Stooksbury of Andersonville; and three sisters, Estella Hill of Corryton, Grace Rutherford of Andersonville and Mildred Hill of Clinton; one brother, Carlock Stooksbury of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 1997, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Tenn. with the Reverend Ken Abbott and Edwin Mitchell officiating. Burial 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery in Andersonville. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

VENABLE, ZOLA DEAN - age 68, of New Tazewell, Tenn., was born October 6, 1928, passed away May 22, 1997, at home on DeBusk Lane. She was a member of Caney Valley American Christian Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Alexander ''Deezer'' and Kate Hurst; sister, Betty; infant brother; grandparents, Charlie and Minnie Hurst. Survived by husband, Darwin Venable of New Tazewell; sisters, Minnie Crutchfield of New Tazewell, Ruth Mullins, Martha Meyers; brothers, Robert Hurst, A.C. Hurst, all of Tazewell; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 1997, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jerry Epperson, Rev. Boyd Meyers, Rev. Gene Crutchfield officiating. Singing by Caney Valley American Christian Singers, Jerry and Carolyn Epperson. Interment Campbell Cemetery. Pallbearers: Rev. Colby Brooks, Jess Mullins, Eddie Bullen, Wayne Epperson, Bobby Majors, L.C. Smith, Hershel Beeler, Larry Hurst, Ray Pressnell, Charles Roberts, Ralph Roberts, William Carpenter and Wayne Carpenter. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell.

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