Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ALBRIGHT, GARY W. - age 49, of Friendsville, passed away
Tuesday morning, May 27, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hopsital. Retired from
ALCOA and a member of the 25 Year Club. Preceded in death by father, Cuble
Albright. Survivors: wife, Jenny Crye Albright; daughter and son-in-law,
Amber and James Williams of Johnson City; daughters, Allison Albright,
Kay Kay Albright, both of Friendsville; mother, Eva Dee French Albright
of Friendsville; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Kathy Albright of
Maryville; nephew, Brad Albright of Maryville; niece, Shellie Albright
of middle Tennessee. Family and friends will meet at Salem Baptist Cemetery
at 5 p.m. Wednesday for graveside service and interment, Rev. Fred Self
officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes
Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road #200, Nashville, TN 37215; or the East
Tennessee Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville,
TN 37920. Friends may call at their convenience at the family home or friends
may call at their convenience until 4 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral
ANDERSON, MICHAEL RAY - age 38, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 26, 1997, at the family home. He was of the Baptist faith. Survived by sisters, Teresa Weaver, Charlotte Petty and Kathy Harris; brothers, David Anderson, Earl Anderson and Thomas Anderson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. James Branum officiating, followed by the interment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
ANTRICAN, W. COOLIDGE - age 71, of 105 Main Street, Bristol, Tennessee, died Sunday, May 25, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. Retired from Greyhound Lines and owner of Ace Locksmith. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He was Past Master of Shelby Lodge No. 162. Survivors: wife, Peggy Parker Antrican; daughter, Mrs. Brian (Angela) Such, Greer, S.C.; son, William C. (Rusty) Antrican, Sugarland, Texas; sisters, Ruth Renfro, Mary Louise Jones, both of Jefferson City, Tenn.; brother, George Bruce Antrican, Knoxville, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Erin Antrican; three grandsons, Jason Antrican, Hunter Such, Austin Such; one daughter-in-law, Susan Overstreet Antrican. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Stephen L. Playl officiating. A Masonic Service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Honorary Pallbearers are David Antrican, Lee Jones, Jimmy Renfro, Charles Thompson, Jeff Parker, David Parker, Freddie McGuire. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 Southside Ave., Bristol, Tennessee. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, Tennessee 37620. 423 968-2111.
BEAL, ELIZABETH K. (LIZ) - of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, May 25, 1997, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Savannah Hurst; sisters, Gladys Haynes, Belva Bell and Judy Crawford. Survived by husband, Jack D. Beal; sons, James D. Boling, David Beal of Powell, Douglas Beal of Augusta, Ga., Darryl Beal of Corryton, and Nicholas Haynes of Knoxville; daughter, Lisa Suggs of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Angella Boling, Harley Crews, Belinda Beal, Courtney Beal, Stephanie Beal, Jodi Beal, and Savannah Beal; brothers, Sonny and Cunnis Hurst of Knoxville; sisters, Jody Wilbanks of Knoxville and Kathy Rowe of Jacksonville, Fla. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery for an interment service 11 a.m. Wednesday. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
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.
BARLOW, MR. KEITH - age 85, passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center, 8:45 a.m., Monday, May 26, 1997. He was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church, where he served on the official board for several years. Before retirement in 1973, he was senior operator at TVA Norris Hydro Plant. He was preceded in death by mother, Irene Flora Barlow; and father, Edward Barlow; brother, Paul, New Jersey and James Barlow of Atlanta; sisters, Ruth Jones and Melba Blackburn of Knoxville. Survived by wife of 63 years, Anna Grace Browning Barlow of Halls; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith, Jr. and Nora Barlow of Dewey, Arizona, Edward and Sarah Barlow of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; garndchildren, John and Diane Barlow, Jacksonville, Fla., Diana Barlow Nichols of Phoenix, Arizona, Beth Barlow of Dallas, Texas, Edward Barlow of Taos, N.M.; great-grandchildren, Rhett Barlow, Cale Nichols; sisters, Bobbie Barlow Krichbaum of Asheville, N.C. and Flora Barlow Grisgby of Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery for graveside service, Rev. William Kilday officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fountain City United Methodist Church, 112 Hotel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37918. Friends may call at the family home at their convenience. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
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. Memorials may be made to U.T. Memorial Hospital for Lung Cancer, 600 Henley Street, Suite 60, Knoxville, TN 37902. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
CHANDLER, WINIFRED - Danielsville, Georgia, age 79, died Sunday, May 25, 1997. Daughter of late George R. and Julia Brown Slay. Mrs. Chandler worked for Tennessee Valley Authority 35 years and was a charter member of West Side Baptist Church in Wewahitchka, Fla. Survivors include her husband, Thearon F. Chandler; a daughter, Bonnie C. Cooper, Trenton, Ga.; a grandson; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ila Baptist Church, Ila, Ga. with The Revs. Albert Vaugh and Joe Cooper officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ila Baptist Church Building Fund, Ila, Ga. 30647.
CLANTON, BESSIE MAE - age 79, passed away Monday, May 26, 1997, at her home. Preceded in death by husband, Earl M. Clanton. Member Faith Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Jack Allen and Ann Jeffries of Seymour, Richard (Bo) and Vel Jeffries of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Edna McIntosh. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Rose Chapel with Rev. Thurman Pate officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Richard (Red) Jeffries, Chris Jeffries, Russell and Kenny Graves, Bobby Smith, Travis Powell. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
CURRIER, JOHN L. - age 75, died Monday, May 26, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of the Church of God and attended faithully until his health failed. He was retired from TVA. During World War II he served in the Navy and was commended by the chief of Naval personnel for ''gallantly manning the battle stations and fighting back to materially contribute to the success of the Sicilian invasion operations.'' He belonged to Beaumont (Farragut) #11 Junior Order Council and went through all chairs in both local and state council. He served as past councilor for the state and for several years served on the national finance committee. He was also a member of St. John #13 Council of the Daughters of American. He held all offices in the state and local councils for several years. He served as state secretary and served on several national committees. He was a member of the Eagles of Volunteer Arie #3559 and former member of Smokey Mountain #2698 Eagles. He served as worthy state president for Volunteer Arie #3509. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Martha Currier; sisters, Mrs. Hazel (John) Stroud, Mrs. Anna (Raymond) Knight and Mrs. Katherine Davidson. Survivors: sister, Agnes Hendricks Wohltman of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; brother, Lawrence J. Currier of Knoxville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers: David Doane, William Whittaker, Richard Murr, Jim Sharp, John Pritt and Kenneth Irwing. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 2100 Emory Rd., Powell, TN 37849. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with an Eagles memorial service at 8 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
DAVIS, JESS - age 90, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 26, 1997, at 8:45 a.m., after a courageous battle with cancer. Member of John Sevier Baptist Church. Retired from Southern Railway. Preceded in death by wives, Clara Rice Davis and Pearl L. Davis; parents, Milum and Ida Davis; brothers, Wylie, Dewey, and John Davis; sister, Ressie. Survived by beloved sister, Mrs. Theodore (Lona) McKinney; brother-in-law, Herman Rush; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Wonderful caretaker, Sevannah Vaughn. Special nurses and friends at U.T. Hospice who gave excellent care during his illness. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Roseberry Cemetery for a 2 p.m. interment. Rev. David Raley officiating. Pallbearers will be: Michael Lee, Henry Smith, Gene Tarver, Bob Davis, Donnie Davis, and Johnny Davis. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
DeVORE, DON THOMAS, SR. - of Friendsville, Tenn., died Sunday, May 25, 1997. He was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, and was a retired pharmaceutical sales representative. Survivors include wife, Kay; daughter, Karen; sons, Don Jr. and Michael; grandchildren, Nicholas, Elliott and Kathleen DeVore, Kelly and David Vogel; mother, Helen DeVore; sister, Donna; brother, Jon. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at New Providence Presbyterian Church with Rev. Patrick Willson officiating. The family will receive friends on the church lawn following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1818, Memphis, TN 38101. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge.
EDGMON, ERNEST K. (E.K.) - age 81, of Ten Mile, passed away Tuesday morning at 9:20 a.m. May 27, 1997, at the Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville, after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy and Edgar Edgmon. He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and contractor. Survivors: daughter, Barbara Robinson, Oakdale, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert R. and Mary Edgmon, Bullhead, Ariz.; sisters, Gorda Gordon, Knoxville, Erma Hughes, Ten Mile, Margaret Willison, Rosville, Ga., Mary Lou Williford, Kingston, Ruth Nelly, Kingston; brother, Boyd Edgemon, Ten Mile; grandchildren, Carrie Conner, Connie Pettycrew, Mark Edgmon; great-grandson, Alan Edgmon; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Ray Tate officiating. Interment to follow in the Clark Cemetery.
GUINN, MISS CRYSTAL LEE - age 21, of Lake Hills Drive, Oak Ridge, passed away suddenly Sunday, May 25th at the LaFollette Medical Center. Miss Guinn was a member of the Solway Church of God; a 1993 graduate of Karns High School, Knoxville; and was employed as a teller with the Y-12 Credit Union, Oak Ridge branch. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Curtis Gullett, Stough Francis Teague, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Herrell, Sam and Dovie Guinn. Survived by parents, Kathy and Dave Teague, Oak Ridge, Roger and Rhonda Guinn, Knoxville; sister, Meghan Lee Guinn, Knoxville; brother, Kevin Benjamin Guinn, Knoxville; grandparents, Ray Gullett, Kingston, Helen McKinney, St. Charles, Mo., Woodford and Juanita Guinn, Harriman; great-grandmother, Lillie Mae Gullett, Kingston; step-grandparents, Alice Jean Teague, Oak Ridge, Dorothy Castleberry, Knoxville. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday evening from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Joe Taylor and Chaplain Phyllis Hunt officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held 11 a.m. Thursday from the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood in charge of services.
HAMMER, MRS. DEAN ROLLINS COOPER - age 60, of Knoxville, passed away 5 p.m. Monday, May 26, 1997, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was an employee for the State of Tennessee Department of Employment Security for 25 years and was honored as the Auditor of the Year for 1988, 1993 and 1995. Survivors: husband, Francis F. Hammer of Knoxville; daughter, Cynthia Cooper Misner and son-in-law, Dave Misner of Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughter, Nicola Misner of Atlanta, Ga.; step granddaughters, Allison and Laura Hammer of Knoxville and Ashley Hammer of Flowery Branch, Ga.; stepsons and wives, Alan and Gail Hammer of Knoxville, Richard and Sandy Hammer of Flowery Branch, Ga., Steve and Lola Hammer of Mohawk, Tenn.; mother, Mrs. Ruby Rollins Wilcox of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Jeanne Rollins of Sussex, England. Funeral services Wednesday, 8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry and Brenda Carroll officiating. Interment graveside services Thursday 11 a.m. at Baker Forge Cemetery, LaFollette, Tenn. Family and friends will receive friends Wednesday evening 6 to 8 p.m. prior to services at Weaver Funeral Home, 5815 Western Avenue.
LAMBERT, JAMES B. - age 65, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Wooten Chapel United Methodist Church; a U.S. Air Force veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Maude and Henry Lambert; sisters, Mary Pearl Lambert and June Haga. Survived by wife, Martina Lambert of Jefferson City; daughter, Christine Hines of Creve-Cour, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Shelley Lambert of Peoria, Ill.; step-daughters and step-son-in-law, Tina and Hank Rogers of McClure, Ill., and Debbie Deering, Buhl, Idaho; grandchildren, Stephanie, Melissa, Jackie, Lacy Mae, Bradley, Shera and Randy; twin sister, Bettye Hunley of Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph B. and Ione Lambert, Perkin, Ill., Lewis H. and Bessie Lambert of Shady Valley, Nevada; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Fielden Chapel, with Rev. Millard Johnson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, New Market Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
LEE, CHARLES BURTON ''POP'' - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away May 26, 1997, at his home. He attended Stoney Point Baptist Church. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Preceded in death by parents, Jim and Nancy Lee; brothers, James, Albert, and Johnny Lee; sisters, Ruby Norris and Margie Lee. Survived by son, Charles Burton Lee II; granddaughters, Rebecca Lee and Kristi Stewart; great-grandchildren, Trey Stewart and Kendra Stewart; brother, Robert E. Lee; sisters, Tilda Hawkins and Lillian Lay; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Stoney Point Baptist Church Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. B.B. Ratledge officiating. Pallbearers: Ralph Jones, Joe Wood, Ron Lay, Harvey Carter, Jim Locke, and Jeff Barbra. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.
McPHERSON, MARGARET YEAZEL - age 80, of South Knoxville, passed away May 25, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. Member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and Baptist Hospital Auxiliary. Retired employee of TVA. Survivors: husband, James B. McPherson; sons, James H. McPherson, Rochester, Minn., John T. McPherson, Lusaka, Zambia; two grandchildren, Casey and Lindsey McPherson; sisters-in-law, Evelyn M. McPherson, Gladys M. Yeazel; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard C. and Margaret B. McPherson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Friday, Berry Chapel, with Rev. Gordon Greenwell and Rev. Gary French officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
NEWMAN, JAMES HENRY ''SHORTY'' - age 79, of Maryville, died Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was the oldest active member of Victory Baptist Church; was retired from ALCOA and was a member of the 25 Year Service Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Gladys Newman; and brothers, Bill, Joe and Edward. Survivors include wife, Flora H. Newman; daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Hershel Dockery; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Faye Newman, Joe and Brenda Newman, Fred and Brenda Newman, Roger and Amy Newman; step-children, David Harbridge, John and Ellen Harbridge, Donna and Ronald Russell, Lois and Sonny Shanks; 14 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Bill Teffeteller, Agnes and Paul Jones; sister, Pauline Thornton; brother, Vic Newman; brother and sister-in-law, Nip and Willie Newman. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Bradley and Rev. Wayne Stockdale officiating. The interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
NICHOLS, MR. HOLLOWAY H. - age 87, of Webster Road, Big Emory Community, Harriman, passed away Monday, May 26th. at the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. He was a member of the Big Emory Baptist Church, retired Roane Hoisery employee and preceded in death by a grandson, Brant Holloway Nichols; brothers, Homer, Luther and William Nichols; sisters, Leona, Minnie, Oma and Hettie. Survived by his wife, Addie Capps Nichols, Harriman; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas H. and Donna Nichols, Harriman; four daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn Nichols Collins and Gene Collins, Harriman, Carolyn Nichols Brooks and Frank Brooks, Knoxville, Barbara Nichols McCollum and Bob McCollum, Johnson City, Millie Nichols Scruggs and Vernon Scruggs, Chesapeake, Virginia; grandchildren, Joe Collins, Corey Ellis and wife, Jane, Kala Ellis, Kristi Scruggs Pike and husband, Randy, Shannon Scruggs Hastings and husband, Neal, David Brooks and wife, Elizabeth, William Brooks, Richard Brooks and Darren Nichols; great-grandchildren, Mandy and Zach Pike, Alex and Benjamin Hastings, Catherine Ellis; one sister, Inez Beckett, Barbarton, Ohio., Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. from the Big Emory Baptist Church with Rev. David Harmon officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Roane Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Big Emory Baptist Church, Harriman. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Holloway H. Nichols.
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 Riggs, Knoxvillle, Ronnie Riggs, 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.
PEELS, WALTER H. - age 83, of 197 Dockery Road, Tellico Plains, passed away 7:45 p.m. Monday, May 26, 1997, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Lucille Peels; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Sandy Peels, New Market, John and Jane Peels, Tellico Plains; grandchildren, Doug and Brad Peels, New Market, Mitchell and Kay Peels, Michael, Jonathan and Johnanna Peels; great-grandsons, Matthew and Josh Peels, all of Tellico Plains; brothers, James Peels, Madisonville, Roy Peels, Cleveland; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, Towee Falls Baptist Church, Rev. R.L. Davis, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
PROFFITT, ROY LEE (PAPPY) - age 58, of Heiskell, passed away May 25, 1997, at his home, following a long illness. Member of New Pleasant Gap Baptist Church. Member Fraternal Order of Moose Lodge #1560 and Moose Legion #12. Member Fraternal Order of Eagles. Past owner and operator of Proffitt and Sons Construction Co. Preceded in death by father, Bert Proffitt; mother, Clara Echnoz; son, Tony Proffitt; and granddaughter, Ashley Proffitt; sister, Shirley Proffitt. Survivors: Thelma Proffitt; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Donna Proffitt; daughter-in-law, Janet Proffitt; grandson, Jason, Brian and Dallas Proffitt; aunt, Nan Lindsay of Chester, S.C.; step-brother, Ted Eads; step-sister, Catherine Fox of Powell; half-sisters, Jerri Dawn and Margaret Cook. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel, with Rev. Carl Asbury officiating. Interment Bookwalter Cemetery. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
RHYNE, LESTER EUGENE - age 79, of Glendale Avenue, Clinton, Tenn., died Monday at Windwood Health Care Center. Born September 11, 1917, in Blount County, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was retired from Oak Ridge High School as a vocational teacher. He was a former employee of Watlington Motor Co. and Walker Chevrolet in Clinton. He was a long time member of Zion Baptist Church where he served as deacon, trustee and Sunday School teacher. At death he was a member of Gospel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Labe and Ida Murphy Rhyne; sisters, Georgia Henderson and Kathyleen Fowler; brothers, Herman Rhyne, Bill Rhyne and Rev. Floyd Rhyne. Survivors include his wife, Maude Jennings Rhyne; two daughters, Linda Cook of Morristown, Louise and husband, Larry Jones of Kingston; two sons, Carl E. and wife, Jean Rhyne of Powell, Jerry L. and wife, Sherry Rhyne of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Charles Rhyne Lester of Powell; 11 grandchildren, Deborah Shrader, Duane Rhyne, Donna Inners, Tammy Belcher, De Anna Cook, Laura Scheffer, Lloyd Jones, Jonathan and Joey Rhyne, Brandon, Britney Haston; four great-grandchildren, Kristin Shrader, Colin Rhyne, Jared Belcher, Rebekah Belcher; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials made to American Heart Fund or American Cancer Society and Gideon International. Visisition will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Tenn. with The Rev.Bill Roop officiating. Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29th., 1997 at Zion Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn. Family will be at the home of Carl Rhyne, 8200 Ewing Road, Powell. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements.
SHAFER, INEZ HARRELL - went to be with the Lord May 26, 1997. Youngest of four children born to Willie Rhea and Jack Harrell July 23, 1916. She was saved at 20 years of age and married Harless Shafer March 12, 1934. He preceded her in death January 22, 1987. Also preceded in death by daughter, Christine; and grandchildren, Calvin, Philip Jr. and Buddy. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Sadie Shafer of Ohio, Marvin and Wanda Shafer of Florida, and Harold and Donna Shafer of Knoxville; grandchildren, Sue, Dottie, Julie, Allen, Teresa, Mike and Bobby; great-grandchildren, Talia, Sarah, Rayna, Miranda, Candice, Hollie, Nichole, Nichlous and Austin. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Revs. Ed Cloud and Bob Bevington officiating. Interment will be in Piney Grove Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home.
SAMS, MARTHA ELIZABETH (BOBBIE) - age 78, of South Knoxville, passed away May 26, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. Member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church; a member of the Wilma Davis Sunday School Class and Eastern Star. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene Richard Sams; parents, Roscoe and Rachel Johnson Nelson; and infant daughter, Shirley Wanda Sams. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, E. Richard and Gerry Sams, Nashville, Tenn.; grandsons, Mark and Brad Sams, Nashville, Tenn.; great-grandson, Brandon Sams, Nashville, Tenn.; sisters, Edna Tharp, Dorothy Atchley, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, Berry Chapel, with Rev. Gordon Greenwell officiating. Interment Holly Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
SPARKS, WILMA L. - age 65, of North Knoxville, went home to be with her best friend Jesus. Member of Arlington Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Bob Gregory of Powell; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Mary Sparks, Kenneth Wayne and Debra Sparks, all of Georgia; daughter, Janice Sparks; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Karen Sparks, Kevin and Marsha Sparks, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Wendy and Scott Sullivan, Adam, Ryan, Daniel and Stephanie Sparks, Becky and Chris Bokrand, Jason and Amber Sparks, Wesley and Jacob Sparks; great-grandson, Justin Sullivan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hugh and Betty Simpson, Richard Simpson of Somerset, Ky., Kenneth and Wanda Simpson; sisters, Ruth Hancock of Richmond, Va., Frances Preston, Bessie Ogle; special friends, Betty Day and family. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Rose Chapel, with Rev. Steve Sparks officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Friday at Woodhaven Cemetery, Claxton, for interment at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
STEWART, FANNIE CALL - age 100, formerly of Pikeville, Ky., died Friday, May 16, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born in Pike County May 25, 1896, a daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Ramsey Syck. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Call; and second husband, Jonah H. Stewart. She was a nurse in Pike County area for 38 years and a member of First Baptist Church of Pikeville. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Maragret) Dameron of Knoxville; two step-daughters, Ola Clevenger and family of Pikeville and Verlie Maynard and family of Spring City, Tenn.; one sister, Clytie Utley of Henderson, Ky.; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one great-great-granddaughter; and a special niece, Lillian Nutter. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, 1997, at Ratliff Cemetery in Shelbiana, Ky., with the Rev. Troy Tackett and Mr. Kenny Ray Hamilton officiating; eulogy by Hal Dameron; prayer by Rev. James Branham. Arrangements were by J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville.
TINKER, DOROTHY PAYNE - age 69, of Knoxville, died Monday, May 26, 1997. Widow of James Patrick Tinker; member of Inskip Baptist Church; retired employee of Carl Bennett Insurance Company. Surviving: sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Anne Tinker of Powell, Dan and Sally Tinker of Laramie, Wyo.; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Garvin Waiwaiole of Knoxville; grandchildren, Bryan and Adam, Scott and Kalei; great-grandchildren, Keri and Erika; sisters, Jeanne Mauney of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Ruby Ledford of Jackson, S.C. Graveside service 12 noon Thursday in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Suit (Cherokee County), N.C. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.