Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|AUSTIN, ESTELLE - of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday,
June 4, 1997, at home. She was retired from North Knoxville Utility Co.
Survivors: sister, Garnett Wright, Knoxville; brothers, Harvey Austin,
Knoxville, Ed Austin, Richmond, Va., Harold Austin, Kingsport, Tenn.; several
nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Lynnhurst-Greenwood
Chapel with Rev. Wyatt Parker officiating. Interment at Sherwood Memorial
Gardens. Pallbearers: Willard Martin, Paul Caldwell, Doug Irwin, Lee Austin,
Tommy Webb, Rick Barrow. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice Program,
1531 Dick Lonas Rd., Building F, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive
friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral
Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
BAILEY, ARTHUR L. - age 86, of died on June 4, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center of complications from an auto accident on April 21. He was the son of the late James L. and Edith M. Bailey. A new resident of Tellico Village, he had resided in Athens, Ga., for over 40 years. He retired from the Industrial Engineering Department of Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1975 after 43 years of service. Survivors: wife, Cecelia Bailey; daughters, Janet Walsh, Meadville, Pa., Marce Strickland, Lenoir City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sharon Asbury, William Walsh, Debbie McCafferty, Chris Mauser, Kelly Gavlak, Kathy Strickland and Jon Walsh; three great-grandchildren, Josh, Emily and Olivia; brother, James Bailey; sister, Isabel Stewart. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to the Diabetes Association. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. before the funeral service at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
BEELER, CLARA MAE - age 58, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Marble Hill Church of God, Rev. Kenneth Henshaw officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
BERRIER, NOVA M. - passed away Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Berrier (Bill). Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Joy A. and Elmer Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Betty Berrier; son, Rev. Roy A. Berrier; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Fleeger officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday in Boyds Creek Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
BROWN, DOLORES C. - age 67, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 5, 1997. She was born April 7, 1930, in Meridian, Miss. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Jackson. She was a member of West Hills Baptist Church. She was very active and was the past president of Akima and the Knoxville Medical Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Fred Brown; daughter, Dolores Constance Brown; son, Fred F. Brown III; sister, Jean Sivils; brother, Charles Jackson. Family and friends will meet at 2:50 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 3 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Marvin Cameron officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Hills Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
CALVERT, WILLIAM NELSON, JR. - age 90, a TVA manager responsible for the engineering design of hundreds of road and rail projects across the Tennessee Valley, died June 3, 1997, in Oak Ridge. As chief of TVA's Highway and Railway design section, Mr. Calvert directed most of the road and rail relocation work on the agency's reservoir and steam plant projects in the 7 state valley region. He joined TVA a few weeks after its creation in 1933 and retired in 1971. Mr. Calvert also was the first student accepted into the cooperative work-study engineering program at the University of Tennessee. He graduated with high honors in 1930. At U.T. he helped establish the Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity on campus. Throughout his life Mr. Calvert was active in the Methodist church, including over four decades in leadership roles at Fountain City's St. Paul United Methodist Church. He was born in the middle Tennessee hamlet of Colleoka, September 9, 1906. He is preceded in death by his wife, Aileen Crenshaw Calvert. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Jennifer Calvert of Oak Ridge, William N. III and Bobbie Ann Calvert of Knoxville; grandchildren, Lawrence Calvert Jr. of Washington, D.C., Laura Calvert Hubbard and husband Eugene of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. for a 1 p.m. graveside service with the Rev. Carl Oaks officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
CHAMBERS, BENJAMIN NELSE JR. - age 63, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Park West Hospital. Member of the Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Farragut. Worked for KUB for 25 years and Robert Shaw Fulton for 13 years. Preceded in death by parents, Benjamin Nelse Chambers, Sr. and Gladys Daphene Chambers. Survivors: wife, Rosa Lee Chambers; daughters, Cynthia A. Chambers, Cheryl D. Green and Renee M. Creswell; granddaughters, Ashley D. Tillery, Lauren P. Creswell, Brandi J. Creswell and Jennifer Rose Green; sisters, Violet M. Ford, Charlotte A. Wilson and Sandra M. Chambers. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Berry Chapel, with Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Meridian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 715 Smith Road, Knoxville, TN 37922. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
CHESNEY, MARY LEE - age 70, of Luttrell, passed away 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at the home of Eugene Dyer in Luttrell. Preceded in death by parents, Horace and Birtha Chesney; brothers, Roy and Frank Chesney. She attended and dearly loved Fairview Baptist Church in Tater Valley. Survivors; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard (Dick) and Josephine Chesney, Bill and Dolly Chesney; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Chesney, Daisy and Eugene Dyer, all of Luttrell, Mrs. Kate Larmer of Washburn, Gladys and James Farmer of Corryton; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Gary Beeler officiating. Singers: The Williams Family. Interment in Plesant View Cemetery. Pallbearers: Michael Walker, Brisco Harless, Rodney Boles, Kenneth Inklebarger, Gerald Mason and Danny Wallace. Honorary pallbearers: Jim Braden and J.D. Wallace. Arrangements by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
CORUM, EVELYN CHANDLER - age 83, of North Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center after a very brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clayton Corum in 1991. Member for 51 years of Washington Pike United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher in the Children's Department for many years, a member of the Christian Service Sunday School Class, the Women's Service Guild, and Circle No. 4. She taught first grade at Halls and Adrian Burnette elementary schools for more than 30 years. She was an active member of Rho Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Teacher's Society. After retirement she served as a volunteer reading tutor for inner city children. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Joyce Corum of Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Ann and Thomas Gutridge of Powell; grandchildren and their spouses, Deanna and Richard Hill, David and Jill Corum, Travis and Tanya Gutridge, all of Knoxville, and Amanda and Keith Bruce of Atlanta; great-granddaughter, Kayla Ann Gutridge; brothers and sisters, Betty Northcutt of Chattanooga, Curtis Chandler and Hazel Chandler of Corbin, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Washington Pike United Methodist Church, 2241 Washington Pike, Friday evening with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m., the Rev. James A. Dougherty officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's by 10:15 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: grandchildren and their spouses. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Pike United Methodist Church or Habitat for Humanity. Mynatt's is in charge of arrangements.
DELUCA, ADDIE MAE BRYANT - age 89, of Maryville, passed away Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Fairpark Health Care Center following a long illness. She was born and raised in Tennessee, but had lived in California for several years before returning to Tennessee after retirement. She accepted the Lord at an early age and became a member of Four Mile Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.A. ''Tony'' Deluca; parents, John Riley and Annie Bryant; sisters, Katharyn Chambers and Mary Bryant; brothers, John Hobert Bryant and W.H. ''Bill'' Hassler; nephew, Richard Bryant. She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and special friends. Mrs. Deluca was cremated and her cremains will be placed in Grandview Mausoleum at a later date. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
DOYLE, WILLIAM O. (PINKY) - age 80, died June 5, 1997, at his home. Member of New Prospect Presbyterian Church. Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. Survivors: wife, Lucille B. Doyle; son, William B. Doyle; daughter and son-in-law, Amy D. and R.B. Farmer; sister, Ruth D. Hilton, Houston, Texas. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Pastor Winton Enloe officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Boys & Girls Club of Vestal, 522 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
ELLISON, GERLADINE (GERI) - age 43, of Knoxville, passed away June 4, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional following a long-term battle with cancer. Baptist faith and a former Varsity Inn employee. Survivors: sisters, Vireta Bolton, Mary Ellison Berry, Patsy Ellison; brothers, Raymond, Bobby, Jimmy and Lonnie Singleton, Michael Ellison; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Rose Chapel. Interment New Gray Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
GEE, EVELYN E. - age 41, of Fountain City, passed away Wednesday afternoon at U.T. Regional Medical Center. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of Fountain City. Served as treasurer of the United Methodist Women. Member of the Colonial Dames XVII Century, the Magna Carta Dames, the United States Daughters of 1812, the Huguenots Society of Manikin County, Va. Member of the Fountain City Garden Club, Daylily Society, Daffodil Society and the Hosta Society. She also did volunteer income tax assistance for the Internal Revenue Service. She was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a B.S. in animal science, also a graduate of UT Knoxville with a second B.S. degree in accounting. Preceded in death by her father, Theodore Potter Sprague. Survived by husband, George L. Gee III, Knoxville; mother, Johnanna Sprague, Clinton, Tenn.; brother, John T. Sprague, Noblesville, Ind.; grandmother, Maxine Ireland, Knoxville; three aunts and one uncle; one niece and three nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Fountain City, Rev. Carl Oaks officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Sunday for a 1 p.m. graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knoxville Humane Society. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
GUFFEY, SAMUEL EUGENE - age 73, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Mountain Home Veterans Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. He was a member of Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle in Knoxville and was a World War II Army veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his son, David Lynn Guffey; parents, Lee and Jean Guffey. Survivors: wife, Christine Trentham Guffey; daughter, Brenda Guffey Ownby; sons, Ronnie Guffey and special friend Linda Nations, Seymour, Kenny Guffey and wife Becky of Seymour; grandchildren, Jill Ownby Smith and husband Todd of Sevierville, Kelly, Nathan and Jeran Guffey of Seymour; great-grandchild, Lindsay Smith; sisters, Ruby Lindsey, Ruth King and Beulah King, all of Seymour; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Barlow officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Saturday at Elkmont Cemetery for graveside service and interment with military honors. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
HOLBERT, MABLE STEVENS - 73, of Seymour, died Monday, June 2, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Holbert. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Libby Holbert (Young); brothers, Fred and Edward Stevens; sisters, Estelee Quarrels and Jean Baldridge. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Thursday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Rev. W.A. Galyon officiated. Interment was in Boyd's Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers: Randy Grubbs, Sammy, Dennis, Larry, Wayne and Darrel Stevens. The family received friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, in Sevierville.
HURST, LONNIE W. - age 64, of the Halls community, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, serving in the Skywalk Engineers. Survivors are his wife, Margaret A. Hurst; daughter, Diane Palmer, Luttrell; son, Mark Hurst, Knoxville; grandchildren, Cheyenne, Roger, Jacob and Justin; and several brothers and sisters. Cremation arrangements by Funeral Concepts, 4433 Kingston Pike, phone 212-0044.
KECK, MRS. LAURA JEAN (WOLFENBARGER) - age 71, of Knoxville, resident of Holston Health Care Center, passed away 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by husband, George Patrick Keck. Member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Survivors: son, Melvin Keck of Halls Cross Roads; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Hubert Sims of Mascot, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Melvin Charles Keck, Patty Beal, Laura Faye Campbell; four great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Womack of Athens, Tenn.; brother, William Paul Wolfenbarger of St. Petersburg, Fla. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Archie Elliott officiating. Interment in Clear Branch Cemetery. Arrangements by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
LEMMONS, ANNA T. TODD - age 77, of 19060 Stockton Valley Road, Philadelphia, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater.
LINDSEY, MR. FRED F. - age 72, of 532 Nelson St., Rogersville, Tenn., passed away 3:50 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 1997, at the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, Rogersville, following an extended illness. He attended the First Baptist Church of Rogersville, was a retired employee of TVA where he was an operator with the John Sevier Steam Plant in Rogersville. He was a great baseball fan and an avid golfer and was a graduate of Jefferson City High School, class of '42, and attended Lincoln Memorial University. He was preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Mattie Wilkerson Lindsey; and sister, Thelma Lindsey. Survivors: wife, Edna Earle Hull Lindsey of Rogersville; daughters, Renee' Stewart of Clearwater, Fla., Joan Hagood of Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Jannette and Keith Cox of Gatlinburg; three grandchildren, Jason Hagood of Kingsport, Kelly Stewart and Kara Stewart, both of Clearwater, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Helen Moreland of Jefferson City; niece, Janice Minchew of Jefferson City; aunt, Mrs. Charles (Faye) Hodgson of Jefferson City; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lonas and Clara Hull of Morristown, Ray and Ellaray Wilson of Talbott; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services Friday 6:30 p.m. at the Rogersville First Baptist Church with Ronell Owensby officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church. Interment graveside services Saturday 11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City. The family will be receiving friends Saturday at the Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church of Rogersville (Stained Glass Window Fund), Rogersville, TN 37857. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City.
MASSENGILL, J. B. (JACK) - age 66, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at his residence. He graduated from Young High School, class of 1949. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Massengill; his son, Jeff and his wife Patricia Massengill; two grandchildren, Brittany Massengill and Kevin Massengill, all of Corpus Christi, Texas; brothers, Gordon Massengill and Herbert Massengill; sisters, Alberta Wilshire, Pauline Connatser and Johnnie Greenwood. Please make memorial donations to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 270250, Corpus Christi, TX 78427. Arrangements by Seaside Funeral Home, Corpus Christi, Texas.
McGILL, JAMES LEWIS - age 72, of Maryville, died June 4, 1997, at the family home. He was a decorated World War II Veteran, having fought in many battles of the South Pacific. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. He was preceded in death by parents, George and Olive McGill; brothers, Roy and Robert McGill; and sister, Barsha Rich. Survivors: wife, Lorene Garland McGill of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Vickie McGill of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Sue and Billy Watson of Maryville; granddaughter and husband, Sonya and David Proctor of Maryville; grandchildren, Jeannie McGill, Melinda Watson, Joseph Watson and Billy Watson, all of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, John and Pearl McGill of Newton, N.C. and Stanley McGill of Detroit, Mich.; and nephew, Leonard McGill of Sevierville. The funeral service will be 8 p.m. Friday in the Dotson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Faulkner officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prospect Cemetery with the Volunteer State Veteran's Honor Guard conducting military honors. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Dotson Funeral Home.
METCALF, WALTER DALE - age 34, of Knoxville, died Thursday at Methodist Medical Center. Born July 4, 1962, in Knoxville. He was a member of Community Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Vanie Metcalf. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Griffith Metcalf; three daughters, Ashley Metcalf of Powell, Stephanie Buttram of Claxton, Vania Metcalf of Claxton; two sons, Brandon Metcalf of Powell, Eric Buttram of Claxton; mother, Marjorie Metcalf of Claxton; two sisters, Barbara Metcalf of Claxton, Janie Metcalf of Clinton; three brothers, Johnny, Carl and Darrell Metcalf, all of Claxton; mother-in-law, Belva Ward of Oneida, Tenn.; and father-in-law, Bob Griffith of Robbins, Tenn. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Braden officiating. Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cox View Cemetery, Knoxville.
NEWTON, CLARENCE (MUTT) - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Monday evening at St. Mary's Hospital. Member of Masters Lodge #244 F.&A.M., Shriners and Eastern Star May Chapter #24. Retired from the Chrysler Corp. with over 30 years service. Survivors: sisters, Alma Dean Nelson and Catherine M. Newton; aunt, Cora Nell Rogers; uncle, Rev. Joe Butts; several nieces and nephews. Masonic memorial service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, with funeral service to follow with Rev. Melvin Cameron officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's at 10:15 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Sharon Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's.
OVERTON, ANNA CAITLIN - age 5, of Norris, Tenn., died Wednesday at Methodist Medical Center. Born September 11, 1991, in Chamblee, Ga. Survivors include mother and step-father, Laura Perry and Ray Mathis of Norris; father, Allan M. Overton of Atlanta, Ga.; grandparents, Joseph M. and Ethelia Perry of Orange Park, Fla., Al and Janette Overton of Huntsville, Ala.; great-grandmothers, Noreen Crews of Lake Butler, Fla., and Rubye Perry of Atlanta, Ga. Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 1997, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home chapel, Clinton, Tenn. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.
PRICE, DOROTHY FLOYD - age 58, of Powell, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at her home. She was preceded in death by her father, Elbridge Floyd; mother, Cora Floyd Carver; sons, William Wayne and Gregory Darrell Price. Survivors: husband, Jack Price; son, James Richard Price; six grandchildren; brother, Ray Floyd and wife Suann; sisters, Lorene Boling and husband Jack, Norma Parton and husband Donald; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-Law, Mayford and Johnnie Price, Bonnie and Creed Proffitt, Loy and Audrey Price, Buford and Linda Price, Lula Belle Wright, Dwight and Kameron Price, Doug and Elaine Price; step-father, Shirley Carver; host of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Loy Keith Price and Rev. Melvin Carr officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Price Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
RHODEN, FRANKLIN (GENE) - age 64, passed away June 5, 1997, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: wife of 371/2 years, JoAnn Large Rhoden of Knoxville; children, daughters and sons-in-law, Tanya and Jim Hoever of Texas, Dina and Freddie Beeler of Corryton; son, Franklin Jr. Rhoden of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Vanna Rhoden of North Carolina, Michael and April Rhoden, Knoxville; eight grandchildren; two special aunts, Helen Abbott, Daisy Davis; several special brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews; special friend, Jerry Clabough. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. Eddie Beeler, Rev. Joe Patty officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
ROUSER, MRS. PATSI (ELDRIDGE) - of Lynchburg, Va., formerly of Knoxville, died 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 1997, in Lynchburg. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg. Preceded in death by husband, Chief Warrant Officer Richard F. Rouser; parents, William S. and Nell Eldridge; sister, Juanita Mankel; brothers, Carson and Joe Eldridge. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Bob Boyer, Lynchburg; grandsons, Steven Boyer, Norfolk, Eric Boyer, Richmond, Va.; great-grandchildren, Michael Robert and Alexandria Boyer, Norfolk; sisters, Maxine Bishop and Katherine Peters, both of Knoxville, Nell Boehms, St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, Robert Eldridge, West Palm Beach, Fla., Gary Eldridge, Knoxville; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 409 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Announcement by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
RUSSELL, EVA M. - 78, a resident of Jefferson County Nursing Home, Dandridge, passed away Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was of the Methodist faith and a retired employee of Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Survived by brother, Ray D. Russell; special niece, Mary Jane McGhee, both of New Market; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Fielden Chapel, with Rev. Gene Chesney officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday McCambell Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
SHARP, CHARLES OSCAR (CHARLIE) - age 97, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday. Family and friends will meet at Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City at 10:45 a.m. Friday for interment service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SOUTHERLAND, RUTH E. - age 87, of Route 1, Washburn, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday morning, June 4, 1997, in the Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Center in Rutledge after an extended illness. She was a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Heston Southerland; and son, Heston Southerland, Jr. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne Southerland, Robert and Pauline Southerland, all of Washburn, J.C. Southerland of Greeneville, Mack and Virginia Southerland of Knoxville; daughters, Dorothy Seymour of Knoxville, Betty Seal and Jackie Seal of Sneedville; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, 1997, in the Corbin Cemetery, Reverend Jerry Epperson officiating. Pallbearers will be Bill Southerland, Randy Kincaid, Tim Seymour, Michael Southerland, Rick Bailey and Jamie Harrell. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
STANSBERRY, HAROLD T. ''RED'' - age 72, of Concord, died Wednesday, May 4, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Formerly with Tennessee Highway Patrol and co-owner with his wife, Margaret, of Lakeside Market on Concord Road in Concord. Survivors: wife, Margaret Bishop Stansberry; daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Robert E. Jackson, all of Concord, Vicki and Terry Roberts of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, John and Gina Stansberry of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren, Robert E. Jr., Shannonlea and Kevin Jackson, Amy, Ashley and Colby Roberts, Jessica and Casey Stansberry; brother and sister-in-law, Mack and Aileen Stansberry of Houston, Texas; sister, Dorothy Taylor of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Sandy Stansberry of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Bob Evans officiating. Family and friends will meet and leave Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Shady Grove Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside and interment service. Pallbearers: Robert Jackson Jr., Kevin Jackson, Scott Tipton, Tommy Tipton, Scott Taylor, Tony Stansberry. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
STURGILL, LUCY EVANS - age 52, of the Red Hill Community of Speedwell, Tenn., wife of Rev. Edward G. Sturgill. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Red Hill Cemetery. Visitation 7-9 Friday at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, 144 Kirby St., Harrogate, TN 37752.
WHITE, JERRY HOWARD - age 52, of LaFollette, passed away Wednesday, June 4th, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was preceded in death by father, James Maney White. Survivors include wife, Edith White; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Margo White of Scottsdale, Arizona, Randy and Samantha White of Knoxville; daughter, Jeanne White and son, John White, both of LaFollette; two grandchildren, Clayton and Mariah White of Scottsdale, Arizona; mother, Christine White; sisters and brothers-in-law, Fleda and Ken Kolp of Atlanta, Mich., Freda and Gene Moses of Eaton, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Jody White od Eaton, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and a host of other friends and relatives will mourn his passing. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 6th, at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral to follow at 8 p.m. Interment 10 a.m. at Bakers Forge Cemetery, Saturday. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements.
WILEY, ARTHUR LEE (GUMBO) - age 69, of Knoxville, died 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a salesman for Tennessee Truck & Equipment Company and Walker's Trucking Company. Preceded in death by sister, Virginia Montgomery. U.S. Army veteran from the Korean Conflict. Survivors: wife, Geneva Kinworthy Wiley, Knoxville; sons, Otis Wiley, Hope, Ind., Scott Allen Wiley, Knoxville; grandchildren, Kimberly, Kirsten, Shannon, Casey, Scottie, Josh and Shawn Wiley; sister, Mary Lou Mettert, Anderson, Ind.; aunt, Geneva Lane, Seymour, Ind. Graveside service 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown, Ind. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Winklepeck-Weesner Funeral Home, Brownstown, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Benefit the Widow, sent to Arthur Wiley Fund, c/o Nelle Burkhalter, P.O. Box 6173, Knoxville, TN 37914. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.