Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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BACON, MR. LELAND STOKE ''COTTON'' - age 68, of Highway 70 South in Rockwood, passed away early Saturday, May 24, 1997, in the Roane Medical Center of Harriman. He was an automobile salesman for many years in Rockwood, and was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Bacon in 1987. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Lee Emmett of Rocky Face, Georgia, Connie and Bill Parton of Lenoir City, Pam and Jim Miles of Lenoir City; four grandchildren, Scott Canady of Chattanooga, Shane Canady of Rocky Face, Georgia, Todd and Kelli Parton of Lenoir City. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. from the Booth Memorial Chapel with Charles Kelley officiating. Interment will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Glen Alice Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the Booth Funeral Home. Booth Funeral Home of Rockwood directing. 

BRADEN, MARIE STANIFER - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 22, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Charter member of Emory Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Isabel Stanifer; son, Troy Jr. and daughter, Eva Mae Braden; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; three brothers; four sisters. Survived by husband, Troy J. Braden Sr.; daughter, Lois Gay of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Buford and Vicky Braden, Charles and Sue Braden, all of Knoxville; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Earl of Warsaw, Ind.; brother, John Stanifer of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Ray Headrick officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

BRITT, WILLIAM A. - age 76, of 537 Miller Rd., Vonore, passed away 10:25 p.m. Friday, May 23, 1997, at his home. Member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church; veteran of World War II; retired from Lockheed-Martin, Marietta, Ga. Survivors: wife, Wilma Dotson Britt; daughter, Diane Brantley, Marietta, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Bunti Britt, Oxford, Ala., step-children, Barbara Gilbert, Acworth, Ga., Sherry Hartness, Andrews, N.C., Ed Cheatham, Greenback; ten grandchildren; sisters, Annette Mote, Lucille Spencer, both of Mableton, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Tommy Self and Rev. John Tipton officiating. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

BRODAS, MRS. WARREN EPPS - of Queens Village, N.Y., departed this life Wednesday, May 21, 1997. Graduate of Austin High School, class of '59. Surviving Knoxville relatives: aunt who raised her, Katie Autrey; sister, Harriett De Vault; cousins, Juanita U. Cannon, Joseph Harris, Nevada; nieces and nephews. Cox Mortuary, 19207 Jamaica Ave., Hollis, NY 11423, in charge. Announcement by Unity Mortuary. 

COX, ROBERT EARL - age 56, of Knoxville, died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest M edical Center. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Retired from Rohm and Haas with 30 years of service. Survivors: wife, Nancy J. Cox; two daughters, Cindy Anderson and spouse Richrard, and Beth Ann Cox; one granddaughter, Casey Anderson. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Hubert Diggs officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Edgewood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

DENNIS, JOHN (JOHNNY) B., III - age 42, of North Knoxville, died 1:22 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Graduate of the class of 1972 of South High School where he was an athlete. Survivors: parents, John, Jr. and Patsy Dennis; brother, Mark E. Dennis, Chattanooga; sister, Diane Dennis; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Jo and Wade Miller; sisters, Carolyn Keisler and Susan Orr; sister and brother-in-law, Kelli and Kevin McNamara, all of Knoxville; grandmother, Mrs. Harry Moore, Sr., Clinton; several nieces and nephews; one great-niece. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge. 

GREEN, MRS. BERTHA B. - 3830 Speedway Circle, departed this life Friday, May 23, 1997, at her home. She was 88 years of age. Member of Bethel AME Church. Preceded in death by mother, Avery L. Boyd; husband, Henry B. Green, Sr.; son, Alonzo A. Green. Survivors: sons, Henry B. (Delores) Green, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.; James G. (Anne) Chandler, Maryville, Tenn. and William J. (Magdalene) Green, Knoxville; daughters, Mable R. Jones, Cora (Leon) Holley, Sarah King and Elizabeth Waymon, all of Knoxville; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Monday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 1 p.m. Interment Holly Hills Memorial Park, South. Special thanks to Dr. S.J. Alley, House Call and the Hospice Staff to include Guy Williams and Deborah Inman. Family will be at 3830 Speedway Circle. Arrangements by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

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, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Michael Maschmeyer of Alpharetta, Ga.; four grandsons. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery, The Rev. Canon Laura P. Myhr officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to St. John's Episcopal Cathedral. Friends may call 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

McBEE, ROBIN - age 87, of Corryton, passed away Friday morning at St. Mary's Medical Center. Mr. McBee was a lifetime member of Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class. Survivors: wife of 62 years, Mildred Roberts McBee; son and daughter-in-law, Gail and Carolyn McBee; granddaughters, Judy and Beverly McBee, all of Corryton; granddaughter and husband, Susan and Larry Bowles, Louisville, Ky.; niece, Libby Haynes, Farragut; nephews, Bruce McBee, California, John McBee, Nashville, Tenn., Thomas McBee, Franklin, Tenn. Graveside service at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Rev. R.T. Roberts and Rev. Joe Black officiating. Honorary pallbearers: The Men's Bible Class of Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Corryton, TN 37721. Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 

McKINNEY, NOVELLA JOHNSON - age 90, of Johnson City, formerly of Knoxville, died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Gray Stone Health Care Center. She was a member of First Apostolic Church, Knoxville. She was preceded in death in 1974 by husband, Rev. Ira McKinney; in 1991 by son, Allen McKinney; and in 1996 by son, Floyd McKinney. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Norma McKinney, Johnson City, Ronald and Dorothy McKinney, Anniston, Ala., Richard and Lucille McKinney, Jonesborough, Tenn.; daughters-in-law, Rita McKinney, Northport, Fla., Louise McKinney, Johnson City; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Rose Broadway Chapel, Rev. Billy McCool officiating. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Monday for 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

McNUTT, HERBERT (EUGENE), JR. - age 40, of Knoxville, passed away Friday at UT Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Myrtle McNutt; and sister, Judy McNutt. Survivors: daughters, Shea and Amanda McNutt; son, Joshua McNutt; sisters, Karan Gooden, Cherry McFarlin; brothers, David and Richard McNutt; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday, Meridian Cemetery. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge. 

MOORE, BLANCHE KILGORE - age 66, of Newport, passed away Saturday morning at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center following a short illness. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and was employed by Darius Miller, State Farm Ins. Co. for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Dick Moore; father, Charlie Kilgore; and sister, Louise Franklin. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Debbie Franklin of Newport; grandchildren, Brent and Blake Franklin of Newport; mother, Letha Kilgore, Newport; brother, Jimmy Kilgore, Greeneville; sisters, Eva Smith of Parrottsville, Sible France, Evelyn Overton, Newport, Mary Ownby of Dandridge, and Irene Wood of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday at the Manes Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church, 345 Bailey St., Newport, TN 37821. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Manes, Newport, in charge. 

NEELY, EULA GRAY ROBERTSON - age 81, of Halls, born Feb. 29, 1916, passed away Friday, May 23, 1997, at her home. Member of Emory Pike American Christian Church. Preceded in death by husband of 57 years, Rev. Howard L. Neely (July 2, 1994); granddaughter, Cheryl Atkins; parents, Squire and Mary Mink Robertson; sister, Vesta Lundy, Stella Andrews, Mattie West; brothers, Bill and Willard Robertson. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Rev. Michael D. Atkins, Joyce and Gary L. Davis, all of Halls; grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer Atkins and Randy Strader of Knoxville, Jason and Jill Stewart Davis of Kingsport, Julie Davis of Halls; great-granddaughter, Madison Davis of Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Lill Robertson of Crossville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Minnie Worley, Pauline and O.C. Collins of Clinton, Gladys and Owen Keck of Halls; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Dallas Harrell and Rev. Daryl Valentine officiating. Interment will be at Emory Pike American Christian Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Damon Robetson, Carl Worley, Ray Walker, Kenneth Keck, Fred Latham and Dayne Dunsmore. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

PRICE, SARA YARNELL - age 77, of Clinton, Tenn., died Friday at Oak Ridge National Health Care Center. Born October 15, 1919, in Bulls Gap, Tenn. She was a retired dental assistant. She was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church, Clinton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Lula Yarnell; sisters, Vivien Shoopman and Marian Shelton. Survivors include daughter, Barbra Price Mullins, Chattanooga; son, David Howard Price of Atlanta; sisters, Pauline Dill of Clinton, Frances Lawley of Powell; brother, D.C. Yarnell Jr. of Clinton; grandchildren, Melissa Marrow, Kevin Mullins and Sean Reeves; and great-grandchildren, Kirk and Christian Parker. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 1997, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, with the Reverend Samuel Dean officiating. Burial 9 a.m. Monday, May 26 at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens, Claxton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

SANDERS, WILEY - of 3001 Lay Avenue, went to be with the Lord May 23, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist church where he served as office manager and sang in the choir. Retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Left to cherish his memories: wife, Lizzie G. Sanders; sons, Lindsey (Debra), Gilbert (Linda), Anthony ''Tony'' and Ronald Sanders; sister, Henrietta Cooley, Knoxville; two devoted grandchildren, April Sanders and Tony (Sanders) Sanford, Jr.; several other grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Susanna Campfield, Savannah, Ga., Audrey (Nathaniel) Mitchell, Newark, N.J., Mellow Mae Every, Lenora Davis; brother-in-law, Horace Davis, all of Knoxville; many devoted friends to include Julia and Don Deathridge and Donna, Barbara Colbert and Gertrude Battle of Birmingham, Ala., Richard Smith, Murphy Strong, Robert and Ruth Sharp, Jack Hill, Juanita Slay and Mt. Olive Baptist Church family, George and Shirley Hall. The family will receive friends 12-12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Dandridge Ave. Funeral service to follow at 12:30, Rev. Dr. Kelly Miller Smith Jr. officiating, assisted by Rev. Michel S.E. Caldwell. Interment to follow in Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

SEATON, LESTER PRICE - age 68, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, in Jacksonville, Florida. Born in Alcoa, Tennessee, to Ernest Walter and Beulah Price Seaton, he was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville. He was a graduate of Everett High School, Maryville, Tennessee, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He moved to Jacksonville in 1965 and, after 28 years of service, retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Preceded in death by his father, Ernest Seaton; and father-in-law, E.L. Donahue. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lonette Donahue Seaton; mother, Beulah Seaton; and mother-in-law, Bess D. Donahue, all of Jacksonville, Florida; sister-in-law, Betty L. Donahue of Jacksonville, Florida, and Alex, Virginia; aunts, Una Kate Ogle of Sevierville, Tennessee, and Cecil Davenport of Blowing Rock, North Carolina; uncle, Mayford Seaton of Sevierville, Tennessee, and many other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 6940 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida. Memorials may be made to Carpenter's Campground United Methodist Church, Maryville, Tennessee, or to the charity of one's choice. 

SHULTS, ALVA ELIZABETH MAYS - age 91, of Knoxville, died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home, Maryville. Member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville. Graduate of Centenary College. She was preceded in death by parents, George Lee and Nell Mays; husbands, William Elmer Burns and Glenn Shults; son, William E. Burns, Jr. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Carol and John Stricklin, Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Margaret Burns; grandchildren, Caroline Stricklin, Haverhill, Mass., Neil Stricklin, Elizabeth Brakebill, Allyson Simpson, Camille Jones, all of Knoxville, Cpl. Kent Burns, Darmstadt, Germany; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Simpson, Kelsey Simpson, Morgan Jones, Bryce Jones, Avery Brakebill, Jacob Brakebill, Austin Burns. Family and friends will meet Sunday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Dave Ward and Dr. David Hull officiating. Friends may call at the home of daughter, Carol Stricklin. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SPITZER, LILLIE (SHARP) - age 86, of Knoxville, died 12:45 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. Member of Inskip Baptist Church; retired from St. Mary's Medical Center; and preceded in death by husband, Paul H. Spitzer, Sr.; and son-in-law, Bob Tindell. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Esther (Tess) Spitzer and Joe Black, Knoxville; daughter, Virginia Spitzer Tindell, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Paul H. Jr. and Mary Spitzer, Arkansas; son, David Wayne Spitzer, Knoxville; eleven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge. 

SUMMEY, MARY JOSEPHINE HUFF - age 70, of Forest Park, Ga., formerly of Jacksboro, passed away Friday, May 23 at Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Ga. Preceded in death by grandparents, France and Mollie Huff of Jacksboro; father, Clell Huff; and mother, Clara Bowman of LaFollette. She was retired from Eastern Airlines. Survivors: sister, Jean Huff Elder, Knoxville; half sisters, Louise Huff Davis, Savannah, Ga., Ann Huff Pait, Apex, N.C., Emma Huff Clark, Williamston, Ga.; half brothers, Joe Clell Huff, Stockbridge, Ga., Charles Huff, Paradise, Texas; special nieces, Pat Pennington and Donna Matheny; several other nieces and nephews; special friend, Emma Donahue, Salem, Va. Private graveside service and interment will be held Monday at Bakers Forge Cemetery, Dr. Charles Parker officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Cross Funeral Home, LaFollette. 

WAYLAND, BENJAMIN JACKSON (JACK) JR. - age 56, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, passed away at 12 noon Friday, May 23, 1997, in Jacksonville. Survived by sons, David Jackson Wayland and Daniel Benjamin Wayland, both of Atlanta, Ga.; mother, Argus Wayland of Knoxville; brother, Bill Wayland of Andersonville; sisters, Ann Wayland Trivett of Nashville and Bobbie Wayland of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

WINKLER, MR. FORSTER - age 71, of Poplar Ave., Murfreesboro, died Friday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Mr. Winkler was a native of Hancock County, Tenn., and the son of the late Vester and Della Seal Winkler. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a veteran of WWII and a retired barber. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Doc (Winky) Logan of Murfreesboro; sister, Agnes Bolton of Knoxville; two brothers, Farris Winkler of Morristown, Ruey Winkler of Florida; two grandchildren, Andrew T. and Aaron R. Logan, both of Murfreesboro. Graveside services 2 p.m. E.S.T. Monday at the Winkler-Barnard Cemetery in Hancok County, Tenn. Rev. Henry Wallen will officiate. Visitation with the family will follow at the cemetery. Woodfin Memorial Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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