Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BENTON, ADOLPH - age 85, of South Knoxville, passed away
May 28, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local
No. 102. Veteran of World War II with the U.S. Marines. Preceded in death
by wife, Marguerite Benton. Survivors: son, Fuzzy Benton; stepson, J.B.
Brewer; grandchildren, Carla M. Benton, Jennifer Yorks, Brady Benton, Chad
Benton, Judy Burchfield, John E. Brewer, Matt Brewer, Barry Brewer; several
great-grandchildren; brothers, Johnny Benton, Florida, Eddie Benton, Texas.
Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Dino Bray officiating.
Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
CARR, CARRIE ARP - age 83, of West Knoxville, passed away 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden and the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was employed by State Mutual of America Life Insurance Co. for 40 years. Preceded in death by husband, Hillard R. Carr in 1990. Survived by sisters, Bertha Arp McGinnis and Blanche Arp Gresham; and several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Mary Lee Arp and Georgia Townsend of Knoxville, and Ingabord Arp of Dallas, Texas. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
COLE, BENJAMIN ANDREW - age 59, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Wednesday morning at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. Operated D&D Market on Strawberry Plains Pike. Survivors: wife, Naomi E. Cole, Strawberry Plains; son, Brian Andrew Cole; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Dorothy Cole; sister-in-law, Betty Cole; sisters and brothers-in-law, Orena and Ray England, Nellie and Richard Arneson, Jeri and Charles Noe, Ruby and Howard Henderson, Lonnie Messer; several nieces and nephews; many caring friends. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday, McCarty Chapel, Rev. Charles Ogle, Rev. Dennis Maxey and Rev. Gordon Stacy officiating. Family and friends will meet at McCarty Mortuary 12:15 p.m. Saturday and proceed to Eastview Memorial Gardens for a 1 p.m. graveside service and interment. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Military honors will be presented by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
COLLINS, DOROTHY PAULINE - age 57, of Mascot, moved to Heaven 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at her home. Preceded in death by mother, Melzola Collins Steele; father, Herbert Collins; stepfather, James Steele; brothers, James, Donald, and Delmar Collins; sister, OnaLee Wilson. Survivors: sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Smith, Mascot, Brenda and Mike Branch, Knoxville, Della and Don Waldrop, Lenoir City, Dora and Paul Williams, Doris and Harrison Ford, all of Maynardville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Dorothy Collins, Ray and Shirley Collins, all of Washburn, Ronnie and Wilma Collins of Rossville, Ga.; very special niece and nephew, Donnie and Diane; and a host of other nieces and nephews; special friends, Mack Arthur VanDyke, Denise Brooks, Tim Jackson. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. David McGinnis officiating. Interment Freewill Cemetery, Washburn. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
CRONAN, MILDRED CARRINGER - age 78, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Member of Parkway Baptist Church and Jay Fox Sunday School Class. Retired from Knoxville City School System Food Services with over 32 years service. A longtime church organist and pianist, she was a member and piano player with the Wally-Bees Musical Group which played at nursing and retirement homes, senior citizen and public functions. Survivors: husband, Earl Benson Cronan; sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Willie Cronan, Wayne and Bette Cronan; grandchildren, Kim Bailey and husband, Mike, all of Knoxville, Ron Cronan, Jr. and wife, Sarah of Loudon, Jon Cronan and wife, Shawna of Knoxville, Rebekah Roberts and husband, Jason of Knoxville; three great-grandchildren, Katie and McKenzie Bailey, and Adam Benson Cronan; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Guy Jones of Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Rob White officiating. Family and friends will meet at and leave from Rose Motuary Mann Heritage Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Edgewood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment service. Pallbearers: Carl Meade, Carl Kissiah, Mack Jeffers, Dana Jeffers, Johnny Crockett, Ron Henry. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
CUNNINGHAM, ERNEST KEN - age 73, of Topeka, Kansas, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at a Topeka care center. Born May 16, 1924, in Knoxville, Tenn. to Ernest F. and Neta Kirby Cunningham. Resided in Topeka the past 40 years. He attended schools in Knoxville. Retired military veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force during WWII with the 380th. Bombardment Squadron in the Pacific Theater. He served from 1964-1984 in the Air Force Reserve then the Army reserves from which he retired. Mr. Cunningham also owned and operated Empire Rentals and Leasing, Inc. from 1964-1987. He was a life member of Philip Billard Post No. 1650 V.F.W., Capitol Post No. 1 American Legion and the White Lakes Optimist Club. He was a member of the Flying Circus of the 380th. Bombardment Squadron. Married to Ruby M. Neis, May 2, 1958, at Eudora, Kansas. She survives. Also surviving: one daughter, Karen Cook, Flower Mound, Texas; two nieces and one nephew. Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home Mid Town Chapel, Topeka, Kansas. Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas. He will lie in state after 12 noon Friday at the funeral home where the family will greet friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 4300 SW Drury Lane, Topeka, Kansas 66604 or to White Lakes Optimist Club, c/o Max Williams, P.O.Box 5207, Topeka, Kansas 66605-0270. Arrangements by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home Mid Town Chapel, Topeka, Kansas. (913) 354-8558.
CURRY, SAMUEL LEE, SR. - of 1708 Lombard Place, departed this life at home wednesday, May 28, 1997. Survivors, wife, Alma Waters Curry, Alcoa; daughters and son-in-law, Adell (Charles) Dixson, Knoxville, Mary (Tyris) Gilmore, Alcoa; sons and daughters-in-law, Dinnie (Laura), Alcoa, Gene (Theresa), Maryville; mother, Mrs. Rebecca Curry, Sandersville, Ga.; brother, Buddy Curry, South Carolina; devoted friend, Penny, Oakley; stepdaughter, Doris Waters, Knoxville; stepson, James Alfred Goins Jr., Alcoa; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at New Life Outreach Church, 3750 Old Knoxville Highway, Rockford, Tenn., Rev. Cleveland Jackson officiating, assisted by Rev. Arthur Dixson. Interment to follow at Cedarlawn Cemetery, Alcoa. The family will assemble at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tyris (Mary) Gilmore, 308 E. Bell St., Alcoa, TN. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
DE ARMOND, RONNIE LYNN - age 49, formerly of Knoxville, passed away May 29, 1997 in Fort Myers, Fla. Survivors: wife, Kathy; sons, Allen and Ronnie II; daughter, Angela Williams; father, Albert De Armond and wife, Sally; brothers, Buddy De Armond and Larry Hancock; sisters, Frances Jones, Deloris Fox, Marie Wolfe, Nina McCulloch, Marie Rachel, Twanna Channer, Anna Sue De Armond. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 31, 1997, at Scottish Pike Church of God at 5 p.m. with Rev. Carl De Busk officiating. Notice by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
FLANAGAN, LORAINE K. - age 83, of Farragut, passed away Thursday, May 29, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Born March 12, 1914, in Marengo, Iowa. Preceded in death by husband, Fergus Flanagan; son, Larry Flanagan. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, George and Deborah Flanagan and grandchildren, Theresa and Christopher of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Marilla Flanagan of Marengo, Iowa; grandson, Michael Flanagan and wife, Angella and great-granddaughter, Shea, all of Leawood, Kansas; grandson, Patrick Flanagan and wife, Gerri and great-granddaughters, Erin and Kristin of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; grandson, Daniel Flanagan and wife, Barbara of St. Charles, Ill.; brother, Leo Jacobi and wife, Irene of South Amana, Iowa; brother-in-law, Dr. Milton Stockman and his daughters, Mrs. Thomas Arnhart and Mrs. Lynn Massengale of Knoxville; many nephews and nieces in Iowa. Funeral mass will be held in Williamsburg, Iowa. Interment at Calvary Cemetery in Marengo, Iowa. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
FORD, FANNYE ELIZABETH BONDURANT - age 86, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She had been active in Ossoli Circle, Tuesday Morning Music Club, and Second District Dental Auxiliary. Preceded in death by her devoted husband, Dr. Russell O. Ford; brothers, James Sylvan Bondurant, Thomas Joseph Bondurant, and Jackson Keith Bondurant; sister, Virginia Bondurant Bayless. She is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Helen Bondurant Brook and Colonel Howard Freeman Brook, Sr.; sister-in-law, Ruth Henderson Bondurant; nieces, Sunny Bondurant Graves, Martha Bondurant Smith, Barbara Bondurant Pelot, Barbara Brook Eldridge, Clara Ford Robbins, and Louise Ford Webb, all of Knoxville, Betty Bondurant Triplett, Chattanooga, Beverly Bayless Thatcher, Decatur, Ala.; nephews, Robert Jackson Bondurant, Leon Ford, Neil Ford, Howard Ford, and Olin Ford, all of Knoxville, Howard Freeman Brook, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, Fred and Keller Davis, Albuquerque, N.M. and several devoted and faithful care-givers. Family and friends will meet at New Prospect Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Sevierville Pike at 10:45 a.m. Friday for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. C. Dennis Ford and Rev. A. Jackson Zipperer, Jr. officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920 or to a charity or church of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
FOSTER, ROBERT GLEN - age 72, of Heiskell, passed away Thursday, May 29, 1997, at his home. Preceded in death by brothers, Clifton, Lloyd, and Paul Foster. Survivors: sister, Dora Cox; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Helen Foster, Claude and Bertha Foster, Arthur and Willadean Foster, all of Heiskell; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Macalou Hutchison. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Gary Jenkins, Rev. Clyde Gray officiating. Family and friends will meet at Zion Hill Cemetery, 2 p.m. Sunday for interment. Pallbearers: nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's.
GARRETT, JOHN WATSON, JR. - age 54, of Strawberry Plains, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at his residence. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by wife, Rita Faye Garrett. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Marlon Bickel of Knoxville; son, Michael Garrett of Brooksville, Fla.; grandson, Blake Bickel of Knoxville; parents, John W. and Eula Garrett of N. Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Betty Burnette of Sheridan, Ark.; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Kaye Bradley of New Port Richie, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Robert Stephens of Strawberry Plains. Memorial services 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 1997, at Farrar's Chapel with Rev. Jerry Colbert officiating. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Saturday evening prior to the memorial service. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, in charge.
GREGG, DOROTHY LOUISE - of Newport, died Thursday, May 29, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a charter and active member of Fellowship Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Glen A. Gregg. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Charles S. ''Bud'' and Polly Webb of Newport; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Wayne Shepherd of Newport; special niece, Lisa Sweet of Williamsburg, Ky; niece, Carolyn Neikirk of Newport; nephew, Jimmy Styles of Brookpark, Ohio; brother-in-law, Jim Styles of Brookpark, Ohio. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 1997 at the Manes Funeral Chapel with Revs. Rick Carr and Jim Loftin officiating. Entombment will follow the services in the Resthaven Memorial Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Friday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Fellowship Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 574, Newport, Tenn. 37822 or English Mountain Christian Church, P.O. Box 201, Newport, Tenn. 37822. Manes, Newport, in charge.
HATMAKER, EDITH ROBBINS - age 79, of Andersonville, passed away Thursday, May 29, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Elmer Hatmaker; parents, Phair and Ellen Robbins; sister, Mildred Polston, Inez Robbins and Peg Brimer. She was born May 19, 1918 in Anderson County. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Ron Williamson, Lake City, Debbie and Ronnie Humphrey, Andersonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie E. and Teresa Hatmaker, Andersonville, Ronald Dean Hatmaker, Hammond, Ind.; sisters, Nellie Robbins, Clinton, Shirley Jones, Clinton; brothers, Hoye Robbins, Andersonville, Bud Robbins, Andersonville, Billy Robbins, Lake City; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 30, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 1997, at Red Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Dawson and Rev. Gerald Hatmaker officiating. Mrs. Hatmaker will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Red Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Cox-Martin of Lake City.
HERRON, GRADY LEE ''FONTANA'' - age 78, died Friday at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a past member of the Civilian Conservation Corp.'s', and was a member of 6-Mile Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years. He was a retiree of Alcoa Co. He is survived by his spouse of 49 years, Helen Herron; two sons, Richard Boyd Herron and Darrell P. Herron, both of Maryville; three brothers, W.P. Herron of Asheville, Howard Herron of Dandridge and G.W. Herron of Marietta, Ga.; one granddaughter, Cathy Ann Herron of Maryville; two grandsons, Ricky A. Herron of Maryville and Ernest Stearns of Columbus, Ga.; three great-grandchildren and special friends, Kathy and Ashley Maples and Deane Rapier also survive. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Bill White and Rev. Clifford Debety officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home.
McBEE, MR. SWAN W. - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away 6:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born in Maynardville and lived several years in Florida. Attended Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. McBee; wife, Rosette Hazelwood McBee. Survivors: wife, Nellie Kennedy McBee; daughter, Ruby Cathcart; grandchildren, Al Baxter, Cassanderia Cathcart, all of Knoxville; sisters, Mrs. Jessee (Trula) Hobock, Mrs. Luther (Helen) Cox, both of Maynardville, Mrs. Herbert (Ruby) Woods, Knoxville, Mrs. Ruth Franklin, Rockford; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements incomplete. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
MILLER, ARLANDA ROWLAND - age 75, of Norris, passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at his home. He was a member of New Pleasant Gap Baptist Church and a Veteran of WW II. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Annie Miller and brothers, Wendell Miller, Cole Miller, and William (Bill) Miller. Survived by wife, Lucy Ellis Miller of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jean Miller; son, Donald Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Shelia and Steve Abbott, Jewell and Steve Anderson, all of Knoxville; brother, Roy Miller of Sevierville; sister, Katherine Houston of Houston, Tex.; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. John Holland officiating. Family and friends will meet at Halls Memory Gardens for an interment service 11 a.m. Saturday. Pallbearers: Steve Abbott, Sr., Steve Anderson, Rodney Jones, Steve Abbott, Jr., Patrick Abbott, and Jeff Miller. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's.
NOONKESSER, MR. ROBERT A. - age 80, of Chestnut Grove Community, Dandridge, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, May 29, 1997, at his home. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, Veteran of the U.S. Army, WW II, and was a farmer of Jefferson Co. He was preceded in death by parents, Noah and Bessie Noonkesser; brothers, Mayford, Cecil, James and Dee Noonkesser. Survivors: sister and brother-in-law, Faye and John Townsend of Dandridge; sister-in-law, Effie Noonkesser of White Pine. Graveside military funeral services, Saturday, 11 a.m. at Dandridge Memorial Gardens with the East Tenn. Veterans Honor Guard and Rev. Bill Lichlyter presiding. Family will be receiving friends at the family home, 850 Chestnut Grove Rd., Dandridge. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
PIPKIN, BILLIE - passed away May 28, 1997, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was retired from H.T. Hackney Co. and a former employee of the University of Tennessee. Preceded in death by parents, father, James. E. Canter, Sr.; mother, Flossie Myers Canter; brothers, Millard Canter, Cecil Canter, James E. Canter, Jr.; sister, Helen Canter Helton. She is survived by her loving husband, Lewis S. (Sam) Pipkin; a sister, Mary Frances Canter Hicks; sister-in-law, Katherine Canter and several nieces and nephews. Visitation, Friday 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will follow, Rev. Bob Birch officiating. Interment graveside Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
RALEY, SARAH VIOLA HANKINS - age 88, passed away Wednesday morning, May 28, 1997. Member of Seventh Day Adventist Church of Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by parents, Luther P. and Nancy Lodena Hankins; husband, Fred Raley; sisters, Nola Sharp Patty, and Trula Cox; brother, Carlos Hankins; and grandson, Randy Booker. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Delena and Spencer Booker of Oak Ridge; son and daughter-in-law, David and Judy Raley of Knoxville; son, Kenneth Raley of Knoxville; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, David and Christie Williams of Clinton, Willie and Lisa Collins of Halls; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Rodney and Christy Raley of Maynardville; four grandchildren, Shannon and Alex Williams, Cody and Benjamin Collins. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Friday at Milan Cemetery for interment service. Pastor Paul Eirich officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Wayne Cox, Hubert Cox, Jack Cox, Dave Williams, Willie Collins, E.L. Sharp, Thurman Cox. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
SIMKO, MARIE FOUST CLAWSON - age 82, of Dandridge, formerly of Blairsville, Pa., passed away Thursday, May 29, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson City, Tenn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dandridge and was a retired employee of Tennessee Handbags. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Clawon (1938). Survivors: daughter, Nancy Lemons of Dandridge; sons, John Clawson of Larimer, Pa., Charles Clawson of Greensburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Stanley Lemons, Charles Lemons, Cathy Yates, Bobby Lemons, Elizabeth Cook, Michele Hanek, Adrian Curtis and Heather Clawson; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, John Foust of Ohio, Lindy Foust of Tennessee, Calvin, Russell, Herbert, and Gilbert Foust, all of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services, Monday, 10 a.m. at Shoemakers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in Blairsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Richard L. Shoemaker Funeral Home, 49 N. Walnut, Blairsville, Pa. 15717, (412) 459-9115. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 5516 Wallwood Dr., No. 18, Knoxville, TN 37912. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge, Tenn.
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. 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.
SPRIGGS, FRED G. - age 65, of Kodak, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of Knoxville. He was of the Baptist faith and was a former employee for the City of Knoxville. Survivors: wife, Ella Jones Spriggs of Kodak; sons, Wayne Spriggs, David Spriggs and Billy Spriggs, all of Strawberry Plains; brother, Jeff Spriggs of Weston, Ga.; sister, Mary Ann Bradshaw of Columbus, Ga.; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Friday, 8 p.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Gene Chesney officiating. Interment graveside services, Saturday, 10 a.m. at Pollard Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening 6-8 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
STOOKSBURY, PAUL - age 70, of Halls, passed away Wednesday evening at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church of Corryton and the Fountain City Masonic Lodge No. 757, F.&A.M. Founder of Stooksbury Construction Co. Survivors: wife, Marie Stooksbury; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jim Humphrey and Patsy and Bo Norman; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Teresa Stooksbury; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Johnny Waggoner; grandchildren, Lisa and Dana Lively, Brandon and Brittany Stooksbury, Jay Humphrey, Kristin and Blake Waggoner; brothers, Cecil and Milas Stooksbury; sister, Nell Bright. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Jerry Vittatoe and Rev. Herman Lakin officiating. Pallbearers: Tom Hicks, Gene Foster, Danny Stooksbury, Oscar Stooksbury, Melvin Koontz, Larry Koontz, Darrell Johnson. Interment Norris Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's.
THARP, MRS. PEARL B. (HENSLEY) - age 87, of Luttrell, passed away 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at Wariota Health Care Cneter. She was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. Ernest Tharp; father and mother, Frank and Parlee Hensley; brothers, Earl and Emory Hensley. Survivors: daughter, Dorothy P. (Tharp) Smith of Maynardville; son-in-law, J.P. Smith of Luttrell; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Marvin Tinklenberg of Kokomo, Ind.; granddaughter, which whom she raised, Connie Nicley of Luttrell; special grandson and wife, Mack and Lodene Smith of Luttrell; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Vada Carter of Knoxville, Bertie Seymour of Luttrell, Hattie Beeler of Luttrell, Zelma Norris of Maynardville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Herman Lakin and Rev. Richard Nicley officiating. Singers: Richard and Linda Nicley and New Friendship Singers. Interment in Corum Cemetery, Bull Run Road. Pallbearers: Ricky Nelson, Greg Beeler, Kenny Nicley, Jr. Douglas Muncey, Jeff Tolliver, Frankie Waskom, Dean Hill, Kent Donahue. Honorary pallbearers: nephews, Dick Hensley, J.D Hensley, Billy Ray Beeler, Eddie Beeler, James Carter, Darrell Wayne Seymour, Walter Seymour, Donald Beeler, and Claude Beeler. The family wants to thank Wariota Health Care Center and Staff. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
TODD, BERTHA LOUISE WOODBY - age 61, of Sweetwater, passed away on May 29, 1997. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Ada Lee Hicks Woodby. Survived by spouse, Anderson Todd; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and David Kelso, Jane and Paul Garbett, all of Sweetwater; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jenny Todd, of Georgia; five grandchildren; two brothers, Leon and Ronnie Woodby, Sweetwater. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday in Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel with Rev. Benny Goodman and Rev. Vance Bivens officiating. Interment in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday in Sweetwater Memory Chapel.
WEBB, MARGARET SWAN - age 73, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville. Widow of Athol Odean Webb. Survivors: sons, Carlos Webb, Memphis, Harrell Webb, Jefferson City, John Webb, Knoxville; six grandchildren; brothers, John Swan, Charles K. Swan, Jr.; sister, Elizabeth S. Heim, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Archie Fendley officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.