Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BAKER, THOMAS HAROLD, SR. - of Ashland Ave., departed this
life May 24, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. He was born to the late Mildred
C. Baker and Joseph Baker. He leaves to mourn his passing: wife, Carol;
son, Thomas Jr.; daughter, Deidre; father and step-mother, Joseph and Edith
Baker; sister, Patricia Hall; brothers, Joseph (Margaret), Reginald Baker,
Knoxville, Perry (Debbie) Carter, Kansas; father-in-law and mother-in-law,
James (Blanche) Buffington; brother-in-law, Larry Buffington; sisters-in-law,
Delores (Steve) Bewley, Teresa (Reginald) Simpson, Charlotte, N.C.; aunts,
Ollie Cullom, Sarah Green, Virginia Burton, Knoxville, Dora (Warren) King;
uncle, W.T. Moore, all of Athens, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives
and friends to include KCDC employees. The family will receive friends
Thursday from 12-12:30 p.m. at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service to follow
at 12:30 p.m., Rev. Joe Canada officiating. Interment to follow in Tennessee
State Veterans Cemetery. The family will assemble at 2746 Louise Ave. Jarnigan
& Son Mortuary in charge.
BALDING, BOBBY GENE, SR. - age 67, died Saturday, May 24, 1997. Survivors: wife, Mary Sue Gass Balding; two sons, Robert Logan Balding, Bobby Eugene Balding; a daughter, Mary Emma Balding, all of Newmansville; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Irene Balding, Mary and Ray Holland of Knoxville, Betty Baxter, Lewisburg; two brothers and one sister-in-law, James and Peggy Balding of Washington College Station and R.L. Balding Jr. of Newmansville; father and mother-in-law, Jesse and Ruth Gass of Greeneville; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Otis and Emma Lou Gass Haney, Patsy Gass Franklin, and Earl and Debra Gass Bible, all of Greeneville; three nieces and three nephews; an uncle, Raymond Balding of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several cousins; special cousins, Robert Miller of Kingsport and Ab Balding of Tusculum. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Harold D. Baxter, Sr.; nephew, Harold Dean Baxter, Jr.; niece, Connie Lou Holland; nephew, Ray ''Skip'' Holland. Funeral service 3 p.m. Tuesday, Fairview C.P. Church, Rev. Eddie Malone, Rev. James Carter, Rev. John Smuckers officiating. Interment Doty's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bob McAmis, Harvy Foulks, Doyle Price, Jay Blake, Richard Bitner, Bronson Shelton, John Baxter, Rocky Greenlee, Ralph Elsey, Howard Britton, Tarus Holt, Johnny Baxter, Frank Self, Frank Susong, Roscoe Beach, Phillip Wells, Clint Walker. Honorary pallbearers: family and friends. Contributions may be made to Doty's Chapel Cemetery trust fund, c/o Lyle Doty. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-9 Monday at Jeffers Mortuary. The body is to lie in state 30 minutes preceding the service.
BASS, W. ANNETTE CARTER BLACKBOURNE - age 65, of Knoxville, formerly of Lee County, Va., passed away May 25, 1997. She was a graduate of Knoxville Business College and former administrative assistant for the anthropology department at the University of Tennessee for 21 years. She was awarded the Chancellor's Citation for Extraordinary Customer Service in 1988. She was also past president of Altrusa and a member of Eastern Star. Member of Second Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by parents, Elige and Zella Carter; brothers, Bobbie and Donald Carter; and first husband, Joseph B. Blackbourne. She is survived by her second husband, Dr. William M. Bass, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Steve Thomas, Knoxville, Donna and Michael Jones, Nashville; step-sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Patti Bass, Atlanta, Bill and Pamela Bass, Boston, Mass., Jim and Dena Bass, Atlanta; step-grandchildren, Lauren and Taylor Jones, Julie, Stewart, Beverly Ann and Jennie Bass; sisters-in-law, Margaret Rodeghero, Dayton, Ohio, Lita Carter, Rogersville, Tenn.; special friend, Margaret Brewer, Halls Crossroads. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Chapel, Rev. James Wilbanks officiating. The interment will follow services in Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
BELEW, EDNA MARIE WOLFENBARGER - age 74, of Halls, passed away Saturday afternoon at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Preceded in death by son, Artis Lee Belew. Survivors: husband, James M. Belew; sons, James F. Belew of Knoxville, Bobby O. Belew of Cherryville, N.C., P. Wayne Belew of Manchester, Tenn., R. Edward Belew of Knoxville; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Charlie Wolfenbarger of Harrogate. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Vaughn Richardson officiating. Interment will be at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
BOONE, ROBERT DANIEL - age 69, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems K/25. Veteran of WWII serving with the US Coast Guard. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He is survived by wife, June Hughart Boone of Oak Ridge; sons, David Alan Boone and wife Kay of Murfreesboro, Tenn., K. Scott Boone and wife Lisa of Wetumpka, Ala.; daughter, Sherri Lynn Boone of Knoxville; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services are 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. A private graveside will be held Wednesday at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Improvement Fund, 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
BREWSTER, KATHERINE KILE - age 81, of Niota, passed away Sunday, May 25, 1997, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Brewster; an infant son; five brothers and two sisters. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Niota. Survivors: several nieces and nephews. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m. Monday. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Kyker's Chapel. Interment to follow at Christianburg Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Niota First Baptist Church or Christianburg Cemetery.
BROWN, HUGH FRANCIS - age 79, of Ormond Beach, Fla., a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, retiring after more than 26 years of service, died Friday at home. He was born in Shepardsville, Ind., and moved to Ormond Beach in 1977 from Thomasboro, Ill. A veteran of WWII and the Korean and Vietnam wars, he was a member of the Air Force Office of Special Investigation Association, the Reserve Officers Association, the American Legion Post in Port Orange, the 376 Heavy Bombardment Group Veterans Association Inc. He was also a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Survivors: wife of 52 years, Ella M.; daughters, Janice Holt of Knoxville and Sue Ella Loftus of Ormond Beach; brothers, Thomas Frew, John Frew and Phillip Frew; sisters, Mary Bathe, Clara Evola and Phyllis Jeffers, all of Indiana; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Health Systems, 875 Sterthaus Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Haigh-Black, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
CODY, EVA TEMPLIN - age 91, of Newport, died Sunday at her home. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a member of the 20th Century Club, the D.A.R., Retired Techers after having taught in the Cocke Co. school system for more than 43 years, mostly at Edgemont School. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Donald Cody. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gary Lee and Patricia Cody, Newport; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Lynn and Jerry Pierce, Ft. Worth, Texas; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jamie and Freddie Naillon, Newport; great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Cody Naillon, Newport; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Dr. Charlie Boggan officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Union Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home in charge.
COX, ROBERT EARL - age 56, of Knoxville, died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical 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.
CRAWFORD, LAVETTA M. - age 80, of Powell, passed away Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Hillcrest Nursing Center. She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and a retired school teacher with Knox County School System. Survivors: husband, John Anderson Crawford; son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Betty Crawford; grandson, Curt and wife Lisa Crawford; sisters, Roberta Carr and Rowena Barnes; brothers, Fay and Russell Keck; special friends, Don and Betty Griffin; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Chapel, Dr. James Robertson officiating. Entombment in Woodhaven Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway 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. Family and friends will meet 2:45 p.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 3 p.m. graveside service, Dr. Harry E. Moore, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Friends may call at their convenience at the family home. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge of arrangements.
EDMONDS, MRS. JANE MOORE - age 64, of Dandridge (Swannsylvania Community), widow of Mr. Hubert Edmonds, passed away 12:35 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville, following an extended illness. She was a member of Swannsylvania Baptist Church. Beloved mother of Kaye Reed of Nashville, Kathryn Codispoti of Bardonia, N.Y., and Dwight Edmonds of Jefferson City. Beloved Nana of Ashley Brooke Codispoti. Also survived by sister, Betty Tanyer; and brother, Lloyd Moore of Bridgeton, N.J.; step-brother, Hollis Holt of Oak Ridge; and the family of the late step-brother, Hubert Moore; several nieces and nephews; and several very special in-laws. Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swannsylvania Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Hensley officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The body will be moved to the church to lie in state one hour before services. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Monday at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
HUGHES, MRS. DORIS J. - born May 20, 1931, in Slocomb, Ala.; resided in Knoxville since 1995. She belonged to Fellowship Church. Survivors: husband, Joseph C. Hughes; sons, Joseph P. Hughes and Jimmy R. McGowan; daughters, Linda Short and Lyvia Moorman; many grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sharon Baptist Church, Dr. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment Sharon Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jason Moorman, Rex Short Jr., Nathan Moorman, Dustin Hughes, Matt Norris, Keith Sharp. The body will lie in state one hour before service. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
LANG, DUNCAN ''DUNC'' McRAE - age 85, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at his home. Retired in 1974 from Union Carbide Corp/K-25. Member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Mr. Lang was a studied and devoted birder and gardener, specializing in roses. Other hobbies included golf and ham radio. He also served many years on the Oak Ridge Planning Commission. Survived by wife of 66 years, Eleanor Withers Lang; sister-in-law, Mary Lee Lang of Columbia, S.C.; niece, Joyce M. Cervantes of Alford, Fla.; nephew, James R. Montgomery of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and a host of Oak Ridge friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church with Rev. J. Stephen Freeman officiating. Memorials to the Hospitality House of the Methodist Hospital Foundation, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends at the church parish hall following the memorial service. Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge, in charge of arrangements.
LAUDERBACK, MRS. MARY DICKEY - was born February 5, 1914, to James and Annie Smith Redmond in Athens, Tenn. Preceded in death by son, James; three brothers and one sister; devoted husbands, Clifford Dickey and C.B. Lauderback. She leaves to mourn her passing: children, Nathaniel and Margerite Dickey, Knoxville, William and Joann Dickey, Oak Ridge, Minnie Ann and Rev. Russell Jones, Knoxville, Michael and Celeste Dickey, Knoxville, Paul Dickey, Knoxville, Nancy and Albert Evans, Knoxville, Arnold and George Lauderback; sister, Jeanette and husband Andrew Rucker, Gary, Ind.; brothers, Charles (Katherine) Redmond, Detroit, Mich., Amos Redmond, New York; 15 devoted grandchildren and 17 nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. The family will receive 6:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at First Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral service 7 p.m., Rev. C.W. Matthews officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Holly Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
LEWIS, BOBBY RAYMOND - age 63, of Dandridge, died Sunday morning at his home. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Faye Lewis of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Bill Curl of Rutledge; step-daughter and her husband, Donna and Keith Bundy of Newport; step-son, Rick Baker of Sevierville; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Diane Lewis of Clinton; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ben Jennings of Norris; special brother-in-law and his wife, Jack and Frances Manis of Maryville; grandchildren, Missy and Frankie Brooks, Brenda Curl, Rutledge; step-grandchildren, Kristi Owens and Whiteny Bundy, both of Newport; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Monday at the Grace Baptist Church with the Revs. David Gamble, Tom Mooty, Ed Chambless and Arcie Norman officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. For those wishing, memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church Christian School and Missions. Manes, Newport, in charge.
LONGFELLOW, MARGARET ISABELLE BRYANS - age 92, of Maryville, Tenn., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., and Bartlesville, Okla., passed away Saturday evening, May 24, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center in Maryville. She was born in Grant, Mich., January 13, 1905, to Alexander and Catherine (Cole) Bryans. A graduate of the University of Denver in 1927, she married George Lufkin Longfellow Jr., August 26, 1927. He died in 1980. Mrs. Longfellow taught speech at the University of Denver from 1928-1930. Her poetry was published in national magazines, newspapers and literary journals in the U.S. and England. Her book ''Bittersweet'' was published in 1986. She was a member of AAUW, Diversifiers Poetry Group, Kappa Delta, Tau Kappa Alpha, and the Women's City Club of Kansas City, Mo. Survivors: daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Ralph Moon of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Lois and John Moon of Bartlesville, Okla.; grandchildren, John Jeffrey Moon Jr. and his wife Jeanie of Tulsa, Okla., Dr. Steven L. Moon and his wife Debbie of Fayetteville, Ark., Linda Moon of Denver, Colo., Katherine Moon Kelly and her husband Gary of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Laura Moon Gardner and her husband Grant of Puyallup, Wash., Mary Ann Moon of Knoxville, Tenn., David L. Moon and his wife Naomi of Broomfield, Colo. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. She had been a member of the All Souls Unitarian Church in Kansas City, Mo. The body was cremated and no services are planned locally. A family memorial service will be held later. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
McKEE, LUCRETIA WORLEY (FIFI) - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly May 25, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late A.C. McKee. Fifi as everyone knew her was an extremely active person in the Knoxville area for many years. She held many positions such as Overall Night Trails Chairman for the Dogwood Arts Festival. She was nurse at Rich's and Miller's department stores, member of the Women in the Church at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, past president of the Knoxville Area Garden Club and secretary of the Tennessee Nurses Assn. She received her nurses training at St. Mary's Hospital. As a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, she spent endless off-duty hours bringing cheer to patients. She was proud of her affiliation with St. Mray's and was taking an active role in planning for a reunion of her nursing class. She was also a member of the East Tennessee Historical Society and Ossoli Circle. Fifi was one of Knoxville's most conscientious Red Cross volunteers. In recognition of her service, the Red Cross had a special dogwood pin made in her honor. She was a great supporter of the Tennessee Vols and the Lady Vols, hardly ever missing a game. She leaves behind her three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kathleen ''Kathy'' McKee, Louisville, Tenn., A.C. ''Sparky'' and Carol McKee, Lookout Mtn., Ga., Bill McKee, Norris, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Melissa ''Missy'' Watson, Shelbyville, Tenn., Matt McKee, Lookout Mtn., Ga., Crystal McKee, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; great-grandson, Nate, Shelbyville, Tenn. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Rev. Sam S. Cappel officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Red Cross. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
MILLER, EARL EDWARD - age 57, of Caryville, passed away Saturday, May 24, 1997, at LaFollette Medical Center. He was a graduate of Knoxville Business College and was affiliated with the Church of God. He was born October 15, 1939, in Bibb County, Ga. Survivors: mother, Nancy Luttrell, Knoxville; step-father, John P. Luttrell, Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Myra F. and Bill Carpenter, Sidney, Ohio; half-brother, Billy Hale, Caryville; sons, Johnathan D. Miller, Vandalia, Ohio, Earl E. Miller, Jr., Caryville; daughter and son-in-law, Martina and John Shurte, Union, Ohio; nephews, William Paul Carpenter, Sidney, Ohio, Robert Floyd Carpenter, Sidney, Ohio; grandchildren, John David Shurte, Union, Ohio, Sarah Megan Shurte, Union, Ohio, Johnathan Dale Miller, II, Vandalia, Ohio, Elyshia Nicole Miller, Vandalia, Ohio. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 26, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, May 26, 1997, at Cox-Martin Chapel with Minister Steve Law officiating. Interment at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville. Arrangements by Cox-Martin of Lake City.
MOONEY, THEODORE - formerly of Linden Ave., passed away May 24, 1997, at Brakebill Nursing Home. He was born in Sweetwater, Tenn., to the late Samuel and Laura Bacon Mooney and lived in New York for many years. He was the brother of the late Jennie Davis. Survivors: nieces and nephews, Evelyn Bailey, William E. Jr. (Mary) Davis, Evelyn (Howard) Williams, Dorothy (Oscar) White, Beatrice (Charles) Brabson, Bernice (Ray) Adams; and a host of great-nieces and nephews to include very devoted Edward (Liane) Davis of East Norwich, N.Y., Ron Davis of Knoxville. Family and friends will assemble at the mortuary at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday and the family will receive friends from 11:30-12 noon. Funeral service to follow 12 noon, Rev. W.F. Hawkins officiating. Interment Crestview Gardens. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
MYERS, GILLIS LEE - age 36, of 249 Cold Stream Farm Road, Madisonville, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 24, 1997. Preceded in death by father, Fred Myers, Sr.; and brother, Fred Myers, Jr. Survivors: daughter, Larissa Myers; sons, Nicky and A.J. Myers; mother, Susie Cook; grandmother, Myrtle Ezell, all of Madisonville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Troy Moses, Anita Palmer, Yvonne Holloway, Brenda and Barkly Kirkland, all of Madisonville, Fredia Shrewbury, Sweetwater; brother and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Jean Myers, Naples, Fla., Patty Myers, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews; great-niece, Delana Williams, Madisonville; special friend, Leisa Myers Holcomb, Madisonville. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Rev. John Butler, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
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; sisters, 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 Robertson, Carl Worley, Ray Walker, Kenneth Keck, Fred Latham and Dayne Dunsmore. Special thanks to NHC Home Care and Mobile Meals volunteers. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
OTANIC, EFFIE MARIE - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away May 22, 1997, at her home. Member of Temple Baptist Church of Fountain City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Otanic; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mertie Gordon; brothers, Thomas and Johnny Gordon; and sister, Mae Gordon. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Danny Clevenger, New Market; daughter, Juanita Eikhoff, Nevada; sons, Clarence Otanic, Knoxvillle, Ronnie Otanic, California; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Johnson, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, Weaver Chapel, Rev. Charles Lawson, Rev. Tim Wallace officiating. The family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver Funeral Home, 5815 Western Ave.
PRICE, HASSIE I. - age 88, of Maryville, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 25, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Riverview Baptist Church in Rockford. Preceded in death by first husband, Oscar M. Boring; second husband, Stanley Price; one infant daughter; one infant son; parents, Mose and Daisy Price; brother, Ollasray Price; sisters, Mary Strange, Lillie Shropshire, Isebe Price. Survivors: step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Cupp of Florida; brothers, Hubert Price of Oak Ridge, Ernest Price of Newport; sisters, Lois Strange of Newport, Stella Mae Godfrey of Newport; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Billy Moore, Rev. Ronnie Burchfield officiating. Family and friends will meet at Grandview Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday for the interment service. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
SAMSEL, DANNY GALE ''ACE'' - age 44, of Bean Station, passed away May 24, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville as the result of an automobile accident. He was employed by Anchor Brush and was a member of Moose Lodge #1486 serving as district #3 president. He was preceded in death by his father, Gale Samsel. Survivors include mother, Ann Mayes Samsel, Bean Station; brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Janet Samsel, Knoxville; several aunts; uncles; cousins; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. May 27 at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Jeff Wright and Rev. W.D. Garman officiating. Interment to follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Rogersville. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Mayes Mortuary in Morristown.
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. presiding; Rev. Jesse Williams, eulogist. Other ministers assisting: Rev. Michel S.E. Caldwell, Rev. David Upton and Rev. George Lyons. 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.
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; daughter, Virginia Spitzer Tindell, all of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Paul H. Jr. and Mary Spitzer, Arkansas; son, David Wayne Spitzer, Knoxville; eleven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Don Morris and Rev. Mike Segers officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Mike Segers and Rev. Ernest Condee officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Inskip Baptist Church ''Together We Can'', 4810 Rowan Road, Knoxville, TN 37912. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
STOCKETT, FRANCILLE SHEPHERD - age 81, of West Knoxville, died May 24, 1997, at Fair Park Health Care, Maryville, Tenn. Preceded in death by husband in April 1997, William J. Stockett Sr.; and by son, William J. Stockett Jr. in 1990. Member of Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Thomas G. and Lynn Stockett II, Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Judy B. Stockett, Knoxville; grandson, William ''Skip'' Stockett III, Maryville; granddaughter, Jordan D. Stockett, Knoxville. Family and friends will meet by 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery for a 3 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Leonard E. Turner Jr. officiating. Memorials may be made to Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
WAYLAND, BENJAMIN JACKSON (JACK), JR. - age 56, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, passed away at 12 noon Friday, May 23, 1997, in Jacksonville. Member of First Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Ga. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had spent the last 12 years in Florida. He was currently construction administrator with Gresham, Smith and Partners. Preceded in death by father, Jack Wayland, Sr. Survivors: sons, David Jackson Wayland and Daniel Benjamin Wayland, Atlanta; mother, Argus Wayland, Knoxville; brother, Bill Wayland, Andersonville; sisters, Ann Wayland Trivett, Nashville, Bobbie Wayland, Knoxville; one nephew; several nieces; and many special friends to numerous to mention. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, Rev. Jim Clayton officiating. The family and friends will meet at Asbury Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: John Pierson, Ray Kiser, Ronnie Cate, Steve Hayworth, Gordon Bell, Bill Trivett. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway.
WEINSTEIN, SANFORD J. - age 68, of West Knoxville, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a member of Heska Amuna Congregation where he was past chairman of the board. Past chairman of the Knoxville Jewish Community Council. Graduate of the University of Tennessee where he lettered in marksmanship. While at UT, he co-founded the Psi Deuteron Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. Prior to his insurance career he managed Famous Brands Shoe Store on Market Square and in Oak Ridge. Past district manager and senior agent for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company where he was a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and certified life underwriter. Past president of Knoxville Certified Life Underwriters. He was a member of Fountain City Lodge 757 F&AM and a member of the Scottish Rite where he was an officer and Degree Master. Survivors: wife, Myra Corkland Weinstein; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg Weinstein, Douglas and Jill Weinstein, Jeff and Barbara Weinstein; grandchildren, Maya Coe Weinstein and Brian Weinstein; brother, David Weinstein, all of Knoxville; niece, Brenda Fox and husband Steve of Phoenix, Ariz.; numerous devoted cousins and friends. Funeral services 3 p.m. Monday, Heska Amuna Synagogue, Rabbi Shlomo Levine officiating. Interment New Jewish Cemetery. Pallbearers: Laird Bryson, Leonard Miller, Zelmore ''Steve'' Brody, Norbert J. Slovis, David Becker, Lou Simon, Joe Goodstein, Robert Ross. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Harris, Tom King, Bill Felton, Bernard Bernstein, Jan Fay, Steve Fox, David Harris, Manny Herz, Fred Keller, Richard Kaplan, Alfred Robinson, Dr. Rubin Robinson, Murray Schwartz, Harvey Liberman, Alan Merlin, Eli Mitchell, Dr. Steve Natelson, Evan Ohriner, Michael Sheldon, Harold Shersky, Albert Toranto, Barry Wolf, Louis Woolf, Dr. Linas Adams, Dr. John Bell and Glenn Reynolds. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to Heska Amuna Congregation, the American Cancer Society or the Knoxville Chapter of Hadassah. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge.
WRIGHT, REED GLENN - age 38, of 523 Sunset Dr., Madisonville, passed away suddenly Friday, May 23, 1997, at Fort Sanders Loudon Hospital. Member of Pawpaw Plains Baptist Church, Lenoir City; employed by Kimberly-Clark. Survivors: wife, Kathy Atkins Wright; daughters and son-in-law, Diane and Brian Phillips, Crystal Wright, all of Madisonville; mother, Alma Bryson Wright, Etowah; sisters, Teresa Worthy, Madisonville, Faye Haire, Kingston; brothers, Ed Wright, Lenoir City, Joe Wright, Kingston, Jerry Wright, Athens, Bobby Wright, Sweetwater, Creed Wright, Tellico Plains, Ray Wright, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Elmer Wright; sisters, Ruth Alma Atkins, Judy Diane Wright. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.