Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BYRD, CECIL L. - age 72, of Farragut, passed away Sunday
afternoon, June 1, 1997, at Park West Hospital. He was a Farragut businessman
for 35 years and owner of the Court Cafe. A veteran of World War II serving
with the Navy. He was preceded in death by parents, William Daniel and
Cora Lee Shepherd Byrd; three brothers and two sisters. Survivors: wife,
Virginia Watkins Byrd; sons and daughters-in-law, Glen and Sue Byrd of
Martin, David and Margaret Byrd of Farragut; granddaughter, Martha Byrd
of Martin; brothers, Emerson Byrd of Belmont, N.C., Byron Byrd of Knoxville;
sister, Mary Merritt of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon; several
nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday,
followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel,
Rev. Don Acton officiating. Graveside service 9 a.m. Wednesday, Highland
Memorial Cemetery with full military honors conducted by Loudon American
Legion Post 120 and VFW 5150. Honorary pallbearers, James Shuler, Bobby
Byrd, Larry Herron, Glen Lee, Dan Bett, and James (Buddy) White. Click
Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
COLEMAN, MRS. LOTTIE LINDSEY - age 87, 2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., departed this life June 1, 1997 at Park West Hospital. Preceded in death by sister, Mrs. Willie Ethel Lindsey. Lottie served more than 40 years on the Usher Boards of Payne Avenue Baptist Church and the New Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, active member of the South Carolina Club. Survivors: several nieces and nephews from South Carolina, Michigan, North Carolina and Tennessee; several great-nieces and nephews from Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, California, Michigan, New York, South Carolina; very devoted great niece, Betty Lindsey Brantley, Knoxville, Tenn., devoted great- grandniece, Valerie Brantley Walker, Atlanta, Ga.; many other relatives and friends. Many thanks to the Hillcrest West Nursing Home Staff, Dr. Stallings and staff, Park West Hospital, Emma Blue Tate and Robert Kincaid. The family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Thursday at Payne Avenue Baptist Church, funeral service 1 p.m., Rev. R.S. Brown officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Sons Mortuary.
CAMPBELL, SELMA W. - 72, of 702 Ferry St., Loudon, died Monday morning, June 2, 1997, at her home. Daughter of the late Charlie and Adra Huffman Wyrick. Survivors: husband, Don (Pete) Campbell; sons and daughters-in-law, John Campbell, Don (Peno) and Gail Campbell, and Dennis (Dink) and Louise Campbell, all of Loudon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Geneva Duff, Elsie Tinder, and Eva Jo Sowards, all of Lenoir City, Iva Mae Swann, Dandridge; brother, Curtis Wyrick of California. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bernard Courtney and Rev. Herbert Vandergriff officiating. Graveside services 10 a.m. Wednesday Steekee Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home.
CARROLL, WILLIS D. - 69, of New Market, passed away Sunday, June 1, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Survived by son, John Carroll of Strawberry Plains; several other relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fielden Chapel with Rev. Ira Minton officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mill Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
FILLER, BEULAH H. - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, June 2, 1997, at Holston Health Care Center. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church where she served as church pianist for 35 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Filler. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Jim Lockwood of Lenoir City. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lynnhurst Cemetery followed by a memorial service at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Gibbs Hammond officiaitng. Memorials may be made to Fifth Avenue Baptist Church or Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home. 2300 W. Adair Dr.
FRAZIER, REV. CLAY J. - age 68, of Morristown, went to his heavenly home on June 1, 1997. He was formerly pastor of Alpha Baptist Church in Morristown, Tenn. He also pastored other churches in Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Funeral services will be Wednesday evening, 8 p.m. at Alpha Baptist Church in Morristown. The family will receive friends from 5:45 p.m. until time of services. Graveside services will be Thursday, 11 a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be given to the church of your choice in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, in charge.
GIBSON, WILLIE DEAN - age 44, of Lake City, passed away Saturday, May 31, 1997, at his residence. He was a member of Waldens View Baptist Church and Crystal Lodge No. 616 F.& A.M. Preceded in death by parents, Delus and Dora Gibson; sisters, Doris Lee Smith, Georgia Gibson; brothers, Albert Gibson, Carl Gibson; father-in-law, Henry Bailey. He was born February 18, 1953, in Scott County. He enjoyed hunting and gardening and being with his family. Survivors: wife, Robin Ann Gibson, Lake City; son, Willie Brandon Gibson, Lake City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Etta Mae and Fred Harness, Huntsville, Izella and London Harness, Huntsville, Glenna and Ova Harness, Huntsville, Cheryl Kay and Lonnie Lambdin, Jellico; sisters, Florena Massengill and David Brown, Goshen, Ind., Irena Olinger, Goshen, Ind.; mother-in-law, Margie Bailey, Lake City; brother-in-law and family, Ricky, Polly, and Amanda Bailey, Lake City; sister-in-law, Melissa Gaye Bailey and Ron Smith, Lake City; many nieces and nephews; special nephews, Billy and Junior Smith, and many long-time friends. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 2, 1997, at Cox Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at Cox Martin Chapel with Rev. David Walker and Rev. Edmond Lowe officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Briceville, Tenn. Arrangements by Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City.
HORNE, MARGIE ELLEN - 75, of Kingston, passed away Sunday, June 1, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ever Ready Sunday School Class. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Bobby Hodge; son, Howard L. Horne, Jr., and Carol Acord, all of Kingston; grandchildren, Jason Hodge, Julie Hicks, Ben Miller, Allison and Ethan Horne, Josh and Cory Acord; sisters, Peg Haga, Ft. Vally, Ga. and June Hockman, Oak Ridge; brothers, Bill O'Dell, Bristol, Tenn., and Tom O'Dell, Huntsville, Ala. Graveside service and burial will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kingston Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bill Slagle officiating. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kingston United Methodist Church.
JONES, CORA - age 97, of Jacksboro, passed away Sunday, June 1, 1997, at the LaFollette Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Jones; son, Ernest Jones; daughters, Irene Dement and Lorene Tauble; brother, Carl Richardson. She is survived by sons, Ed Jones of Ohio, and Jack Jones of LaFollette; daughters and son-in-law, Hazel Sharp of Jacksboro, Ruby and Edwin Paul of Florida, Margia Jones of Ohio, and Peggy Guyton of Knoxville; sister, Cordia Sue Lewis of LaFollette; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Richardson of LaFollette; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Heatherly officiating. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday before services. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements.
JONES, CORA BELL - age 92, of Rockford, passed away Sunday morning, June 1, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. Member of Riverview Baptist Church, Rockford. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. Robert L. Jones; son, Thomas Jones. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Inez Jones of Knoxville, Bobby and Gladys Jones, Jimmy and Jane Jones, all of Rockford, Leland and Judy Jones of Maryville; daughters and son-in-law, Betty and Douglas White of Rockford, Ann Gurley of Maryville; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren, one great-great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Rod Miller, Rev. Jerr Vittatoe, Rev. Billy Moore officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clark's Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
KESSLER, WILLIAM EMORY - age 51, passed away Sunday, June 1, 1997, at his home in Knoxville. Mr. Kessler was the Youth Director at Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, John Kessler II. He is survived by wife, Patricia J. Kessler; children, Brian A. Kessler, Knoxville, Sarah A. Kessler, Knoxville; mother, Maxine D. Kessler; brothers, Robert V. Kessler and family, Mason City, Iowa, James D. Kessler, St. Petersburg, Fla., John J. Kessler and family, Kankakee, Ill., Joseph P. Kessler and family, Phoenix, Ariz., Thomas E. Kessler and family, St. Charles, Ill.; sister, Mary G. Vanucci and family, New Milford, Ct. Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church. Rev. Gilbert Smith and Rev. William Balch will be officiating. The family will receive friends before the service at the church from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church Youth Program, Cokesbury United Methodist Church or Memorial United Methodist Church (Clinton) Youth Program. Arrangements are with Highland West Funeral Home. (693-9547)
LADD, ANN - age 66, of Harriman, passed away Monday, June 2, 1997, at Park West Hospital. Member of First Christian Church in Harriman. Retired from Lockheed Martin in Oak Ridge. Survivors: husband, William E. Ladd of Harriman; daughters and sons-in-law, Rose K. and Robert Branson of Knoxville, Kimberly and David Hamlin of Shelbyville, Ky.; daughter, Beth Ladd of Harriman; son and daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Dale Anne Ladd of Greeneville, Tenn.; mother, Viola Wright of Harriman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Georgia and Marvin Williams of Kingston, Nancy and Stanley Jenkins of Evansville, Tenn., Marilyn and Bill Etheridge of Hendersonville, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wesley and Frances Wright of Washburn, Tenn., Jack and Jenny Wright of Harriman, Steven and Debra Wright of Rogersville, Jerry and Sharon Wright of Harriman; brother, Thomas Wright of Knoxville; five grandchildren. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. David Hamlin officiating with interment in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.
LICKLITER, EVA MARY - age 83, of West Knoxville, passed away June 2, 1997. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by husband, Ulys J. Lickliter. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, W.F. (Dub) and Sally Lickliter of Biloxi, Miss., Paul and Pat Lickliter of Knoxville, Tenn., Mike and Charlotte Lickliter of Knoxville, Tenn., David and Shelia Lickliter of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Raymond Jarnigan of Knoxville, Tenn., Vivian and Howard Kidwell of Knoxville, Tenn., Jeanette Dukes of Knoxville, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Flora Farrell of Daytona Beach, Fla., Agnes Fine, Vivian Ford, Neita Mae Gibbey, and Evelyn Burgin, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, J.G. Ford of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glen and Jean Lickliter of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Bill Lickliter of Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 12 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. Pallbearers: Allan Mink, John Collins, Jeff Kidwell, Ricky Dukes, Brient Jones, Shane Jones, Mark Woods, and Shawn Lickliter. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
LOVEDAY, CHARLES FRANKLIN (SHAG) - age 67, of Knoxville, died Saturday evening, May 31, 1997, at his home. Member of Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church; worked at Southern Extract for 28 years and Rexnord Corp. for 16 years. Preceded in death by daughter, Debbie Mayes; brother, Mynatt ''Bud'' Loveday; sister, Ollie Loveday. Survivors: wife, Marlene S. Loveday; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Gleason Welch, Terry and Stanley Kieffer, all of Knoxville, Teresa and Greg Frazier, Lenoir City; grandchildren, Kevin Welch, Jason Kieffer, Michael Mayes, Frankie Dills; great-grandchild, Sean Dills; brother, Deadrick ''Pete'' Loveday; sisters, Pauline Loveday and Helen Mays, all of Knoxville, Mildred Foley of Louisville, Tenn. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at Rose Broadway Chapel, Rev. Robert H. Bean officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Stanley Kieffer, Steve Kieffer, Greg Frazier, Gleason Welch, Jason Kieffer and Kevin Welch. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MANUEL, ANCIL L. - age 71, of Karns, went to be with the Lord, Sunday June 1, 1997. He was of the Church of God faith. Retired from Connor Brothers Excavating. Preceded in death by parents, Andyo and Cassie (Sylvey) Manuel; sister, Edna (Manuel) Poston. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Edsel (Eddie) and Sherry Lee Manuel; son, Jerry Lee Manuel, all of Knoxville; sisters, Rev. Ruby J. King, Louise Lowery, both of Knoxville, and Artha Slover of Grants Path, Oregon; devoted and caring niece, Diane King; and one grandchild. Service 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Anna Mae Denton and Rev. Harold Norman officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's 10 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Robertsville Cemetery in Oak Ridge for interment at 11 a.m. Honorary and active pallbearers will be employees and former employees of Connor Brothers Excavating. Family will be at the home of Ruby King, 2504 Diggs Rd., Knoxville, 693-4911. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
McCULLOUGH, MRS. SLENNA - age 77, of the Marshall C. Voss Health Care Center, formerly of Sale Creek, passed away Monday at the Roane Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry McCullough, Sr. in 1995; and a daughter, Frances Lovin in 1994. Survivors include her sons, Harry McCullough, Jr. of Knoxville, Eddie McCullough of Little Rock, Ark., and Gilbert McCullough of Sale Creek. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Roane Memorial Gardens with Charles Kelley officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Booth Funeral Home. Booth Funeral Home of Rockwood directing.
McGINNIS, MRS. PAULINE JOHNSON - age 71, of Washburn, passed away at her home Sunday, June 1, 1997. She was born March 7, 1926. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and joined Beech Grove Baptist Church in 1963. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Lillie Lane Johnson; brothers, Glen (Jack) and Walter Johnson; sister, Madgelene (Bootie) Breeding. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Pauletta and Earl Harville of Thorn Hill, Tenn., Henrietta and Ray Nicely of Washburn, Tenn.; grandchildren, Earlene Muncey, Raeietta Bailey, Tony Harville, Marty Nicely, Eddie Harville; niece of home, Denise Breeding; brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry and Mary Johnson of Thorn Hill, Tenn., C.R. (Daddy) and Blanche Johnson of Washburn, Tenn., Nancy Johnson of Washburn, Tenn., Dorothy Johnson of Ohio; sister, Irene Acuff of Washburn, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Tenn. The family will receive friends after 7 p.m. Tuesday at Coffey Funeral Home. Burial in the McGinnie-Harrell Cemetery. Ministers: Rev. Danny Ray Breeding, Rev. Lyndall Welch. Singers: Dry Valley Singers. Pallbearers: Doyle McCoy, Jason Breeding, Travis Breeding, Larry McAnally, Shaun Epperson, Bill Edwards. Coffey Funeral Home, in charge.
McMAHAN, GARFIELD WILSON (G.W. - MAC), SR. - age 67, of Halls, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 1, 1997. Member and deacon of Out Reach Missionary Baptist Church. He was a barber for 32 years. Preceded in death by daughter, Charlotte Emerson. Survived by wife, Esther McMahan; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Terry Tharpe, Cathy and Rondy Brooks; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. J.R. and Debbie McMahan, Paul and Janet McMahan, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jeff Tharpe, Duran Harmon, Matthew and Sandy McMahan, Jonathan Emerson, Zachary and Kelsey McMahan, all of Knoxville; step-grandson, Mike Brooks; sisters, Mable McGill, Shirley Lowery, Sue Dalton, Gladys Carroll, Wanda Pierce, all of Knoxville; brothers, Clyde McMahan of Florida, Gary McMahan of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Charley McGill and Rev. Jerry Oliver officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Halls Memory Gardens for interment service at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Jeff Tharpe, Duran Harmon, Matthew McMahan, Jonathan Emerson, Mike Brooks, Jack Edmonson. Honorary pallbearers: Nathaniel Tallent, Elmer Davis, Rev. Howard Fields, Rev. Clyde Haynes, Paris Haynes. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
McNABB, JOSEPHINE OODY - 92, formerly of Loudon and Athens, died Monday, June 2, 1997 in Dyer, Ind. She was a member of Pope Avenue Baptist Church, Athens. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. D.M. (Buck) McNabb; parents, James Arthur and Belle Malone Oody; four children, Ola June McNabb, Lula Belle Jones, Charles (Tommy) McNabb and Harold E. McNabb. Mrs. McNabb had, over a number of years, resided in several states where her husband had pastored. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Carl Ward of Indiana, Katie McNulty of California; daughter-in-law, Delores McNabb of Decatur, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bernard Courtney and Rev. Doyle McNabb officiating. Interment 10:30 a.m. Friday, Corinth Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Loudon Funeral Home.
MILLER, KAREN GAIL LAWSON - age 42, of Sevierville, died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at her home. Survivors: husband, David Miller; mother, Rosaleen Gann Lawson; father and stepmother, Ernest and Edna Lawson; brother, Dale Lawson of Harriman; special sister-in-law, Judy Lawson; special nephew, Jason Lawson; grandmother, Eula May Matthews; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Otis Benton; special friend, Mary Nell Lewelling; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Gann, Rev. W.A. Galyon and Rev. Melvin Carr officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
MOON, LESTER - age 84, of Knoxville, Tenn. passed away June 2, 1997. He was a member of West View United Methodist Church. He was retired from Paramount U-Li-Ka Clearners. Survived by wife of 46 years, Mattie Moon of Knoxville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Carles Jean Moon of Spring City, Tenn.; brothers, Roy, Toy, and Ray Moon, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Thelma Roberts and Ruby Moon, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at West View United Methodist Church, Rev. Howard Hinds officiating. The interment following services at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
MOSER, FRANCIS X. (WHITEY) - 67, of Whittier, N.C., died Friday, May 30th, at his home. A native of Baltimore, Md., he had been a resident of Whittier, N.C., for the past 21 years. He was a self-employed nurseryman, and a member of Bryson City St. Josephs Catholic Church. The family wishes to thank his medical team at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, especially Drs. Hanna, Klein, Green, and Cohen, of whom he was very fond; the nurses on the oncology floor for their loving care, including Randi, Robyn, Sue, Cynthia, Mellie, and Mitch; and all the others who shared in his care. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Melia Moser; two daughters, Tracy Moser-Hellsten of Lake Worth, Fla., Beverly Moser of Knoxville, Tenn.; one son, Keith Mitchell Moser of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; one grandson, Ryan Jeffrey Moser. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Crisp Funeral Home, Bryson City, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.
NORTH, VERNA LEE - age 84, of Maryville, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away Sunday, June 1, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by husband, James Lester North. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville. Survivors: daughter, Francis Jo North of Maryville; sons, Jack North of Glen Burnie, Md., Charles P. North of Maryville; sisters, Dossie Kennedy Foley of Wilmington, Del., Glynn Kennedy of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, J.P. Kennedy of Madisonville, Warren Kennedy of Winston Salem, N.C., Paul Kennedy of Rome, Ga.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Anderson McCulley officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday at West View Cemetery.
SEYMOUR, JOHN R. - a recent resident of Knoxville, died in Chattanooga, Sunday morning, June 1, 1997, after an extended illness. He was 58. A long-time attorney, he was the Chief Operating Officer and in-house counsel for Thunder Enterprises, a real estate development company. Until earlier this year, he had been a partner in the law firm of Wagner, Sanger and Meyers of Knoxville. He was formerly a long-time partner in the law firm of Caldwell, Heggie and Helton of Chattanooga. His law career began after graduating with honors from UT Law School (ranking number one in his class) and then serving in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Air Force in Korea, where he earned the rank of Captain. After military service he worked with the late U.S. Federal District Judge Frank W. Wilson before becoming an assistant district attorney in Hamilton County. He was active in many civic and business endeavors. He served as chairman of the board of CADAS (Chattanooga Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services) from 1992-1994 where his dream was to have a new treatment facility wing. ''He was inspirational in his leadership and established the fund raising campaign for the now new DeWitt Residential Hall.'' He was currently serving as vice-chairman of the board for CADAS. He was a former board member and secretary of American Rug Craftsman of Sugar Valley and a board member of American Weaver of Calhoun, Ga. He had also been an active member of the Jaycees. His father, Dr. W. Marvin Seymour, now retired in Knoxville from the Methodist ministry, had a long and well-known career as a minister in both Knoxville and Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabelle Durham Seymour. He is survived by his son, John Russell (Rusty) Seymour of Chattanooga; his father and stepmother, Dr. W. Mervin Seymour and Evelyn Killian Seymour; his brother, William M. Seymour of Chattanooga; his sister, Mary S. Davidson of Florence, S.C.; three nieces and two nephews. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga and officiated by Lea Clover. The family will receive friends 10:30 that morning. Memorial contributions may be made to CADAS in Chattanooga.
THOMAS, TROUPE ESTELLE - 1906 Texas Avenue, born Dec. 10, 1918, entered into eternal rest May 29, 1997, after a lingering illness. She was a faithful member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors: children, Tommy, Jerry, Jackie, Dianne, Linda, Ocie, Pamela, and Betty; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Gladys Hollingsworth and Florence Butts. Family will receive friends Wed., June 4, 1997, from 1-1:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church with funeral to follow. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery, Rev. M.M. Solomon officiating. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
WELLS, MARY EARL PAINE - age 83, of Maryville, died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. She had been a member of Maryville First United Methodist Church since 1928, was a member of the Young Sunday School Class, Women's Circle 3, Joy Fellowship, was a past Matron of Eastern Star, was a member of the Chilhowee Club and belonged to two bridge clubs. She graduated from Maryville High School, Maryville College, and attended postgraduate courses at U.T. She was a dietitian for Maryville Junior High and Maryville High School and retired from Blount National Bank. Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by her husbands, J. Lloyd Wells and Eugene M. Paine; daughter, Eugenia Paine Criss and parents, Judge J.I. and Maude Early Walker. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, James P. and Vivian Paine of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Marcie and Jack L. Graves of Maryville; daughter, Ann Paine Miller of Corona Del Mar, Calif.; son-in-law and wife, Steve and Barbara Criss of Marshall, N.C.; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, John L. and Lavone G. Wells of Dallas, Ga.; grandchildren, Scott and Laura Criss of Marshall, N.C., Lesia and Larry Brooks of Johnson City, Laura and David Finchum, James E. and Tammi Paine, Jennifer Nicole Graves, Samuel Lynn Graves, all of Maryville, John Criss of Germany, Rachel Lynn Wilson of Dallas, Ga.; great-grandson, Larry Wayne Brooks III. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James R. Green and Rev. Jeff Wadley officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grandview Cemetery for the interment service. McCammon-Ammons Home, Maryville.
WYRICK, MRS. ZELPHIA D. (DAMEWOOD) - age 86, of Luttrell, passed away 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 1997, at Holston Health Care Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, H.M. and Leona Wyrick of Luttrell; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one nephew, Howard Chesney. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ailor's Chapel Rev. Glenn Suffridge officiating. Interment in Wyrick Cemetery, Damewood Hollow Road. Singers: New Friendship Singers. Pallbearers: Lawrence Thomas, Mack Smith, Danny Thomas, Ray Aufiero, Edward Carroll, R.B. Wyrick. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.