Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BANDY, ROSS O., JR. - age 65, of the Bradbury Community, Lenoir City, passed away Friday afternoon, June 6, 1997, at Park West Hospital. He was a member of Bradbury United Methodist Church. Retired from T.V.A. as a construction foreman. A veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by parents, Ross O. Bandy, Sr. and Florence Pfeiffer Bandy. Survivors: son, Steven R. Bandy; daughter, Freida A. Bandy, both of Kingston; sisters, Rose Kerby of Oak Ridge, Ann Mier of Powell; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Charlie Liles officiating. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, Bradbury Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

BARTON, AUDREY G. - age 83, of Maryville, passed away Saturday morning, June 7, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Ridgeview Baptist Church, Walland. Member of the O.E.S. Tuckaseigee Chapter #16, Bryson City, N.C. Preceded in death by son, Donald Ray Barton; parents, James Holland and Miranda Rose; brother, Lee Rose; sisters, Josephine Wright, Willa Mae Pullam, Carrie Wright, Elizabeth Hall, Ima Ashbrook. Survivors: husband of 43 years, James Hayden Barton; sons and daughters-in-law, Derek and Janice M. Barton of Columbia, Tenn., Kevin and Teresa Barton of Lenoir City; daughter, Denise Tipton of Alcoa; nine grandchildrren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday at Ridgeview Baptist Church, Gamble Lane, Walland, Rev. Freddy Gibson officiating. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Gardens at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Ridgeview Baptist Church. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

BYRD, LANNY R. - passed away in Lawton, Okla. on Thursday, May 29, 1997. He was formerly of Fountain City. He is survived by his wife, Brigitte; daughter, Tammy; and son, Brian; uncle, B.J. Byrd and aunt, Lola Byrd; brother, Tim Byrd, sister-in-law, Elizabeth, and nephew, Christopher; niece, Annette Conner; nephew, Tim Byrd; half-brother, Alan Byrd; half-sisters, Melissa and Melanie Byrd; several other nieces and nephews; also estranged daughter, Tracy and son, Billy. He was a retired First Sergeant from the U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran with Bronze Star and Purple Heart from injuries sustained in combat. He was buried Saturday, May 31, at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Lawton, Okla. 

CASTLE, MARVIN EDWARD - age 47, of Knoxville, died May 29, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center after a long illness. He was born October 14, 1949, in Widnes, England. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Edward Castle. He is survived by his mother, Sheila F. Castle of Sevierville; son, Edward Bradburn Castle of Knoxville, daughter, Angela Love Panek of Cocoa, Fla.; sisters, Sheila Elaine Angel of Kodak and Tanya Lee Castle of Tazewell; granddaughter, Kayla Alyse Duggan; and his loving friends. Funeral services and burial were held in Redbush, Ky. 

CLAPP, WILLIAM HOBERT - age 78, of Knoxville, moved to his heavenly home, June 6, 1997. He was retired from Con-Agra with 38 years of service. Member of Fountain of Life Fellowship in Powell, Tenn. Survivors: wife, Edith Clapp; children, Darlene, Pat, Alden, Debbie, Hobie, Edie, and Annette; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mae and Bernice. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Rev. Sony Kirkendall officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 

DYER, TAMERIAH L. - age 10 days, of Maynardville, born May 27, 1997, passed away 5:29 p.m. Friday, June 6, 1997, at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Survivors: mother, Tina M. Dyer; sister, Tara D. Dyer; father, Monty Walker; grandparents, Jim and Lois Carr, all of Maynardville, Burl Bryant, Luttrell, Dee and Naomi Grimes, Maynardville; several aunts and uncles. Graveside funeral services and interment 2 p.m. Sunday, Bryant Cemetery, Luttrell, Rev. Carl Hancock officiating. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

EADES, PHILLIP BRETE - age 45, of Oak Ridge, passed away June 3, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Park West Hosiptal in Knoxville. Born in Camp Polk, La. February 12, 1952. Mr. Eades was of the Methodist faith. Survivors: wife, Frankie Eades of Oak Ridge; daughter, Krystal Mangus of Oak Ridge; son, Phillip Eades, Jr. of Oak Ridge; parents, Amos and Janet Eades of Knoxville; brother, Jeffrey Eades of Lenoir City; sister, Karrilou Harmon of Powell; grandchildren, Alexander Eades and Zachary Cooke. Services were held Thursday night at McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Feist. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

EUBANK, BETTE M. - age 79, of Norwood, passed away Saturday morning, at Holston Health Care Center. She was a member of the Methodist faith. Retired from M S McClellan Company, also employed by Dempster Brothers and Holiday Van Lines, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Survived by sister, Mary M. Wicklund, Melbourne, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Mr. Bill Shaw, Knoxville. Funeral service will be conducted by Kelley Funeral Home in Okmulgee, Okla. Family has requested no flowers and memorials made to your favorite charity. Friends may call at their convenience Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

FARR, LUNA LILLIAN - age 89, of Maryville, died Saturday, June 7, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. She was a member of Rocky Branch Bethel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Granville D. Farr; sons, G.D., Garfield, and Edward Farr. Survivors include: her daughters and sons-in-law, June and David Hammer of Knoxville, Mary Ann and Claude Gardner of Maryville; grandchildren, Sam Hall, Mike Gardner, and Greg Hammer; five great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Keeble of Maryville; sister, Hazel Gorden of Salinas, Calif. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Keebles Chapel Cemetery for graveside services with Rev. Tim Martin officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 4-6 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

FOX, MINNIE C. MARTIN (PIPPI) - Precious Mother, passed away Friday, June 6, 1997, at age 91. She formerly lived at Northgate Towers. Longtime member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Evie Martin; husband, (D.E.) Estes Fox; and son, Donald E. Fox; one sister; and three brothers. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Estine and Kenneth Bush, Gloria and Tim Roberts, Jewell Kemberling; son-in-law, Frank Pack; grandchildren, Jerry Bush, Donna Bush, Susan McBee, Dana Pack, Sheridan Roberts, and Danny Roberts; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Bush, Jonathan Bush, Lynnsey McBee, and Michael Roberts; sister, Anna Laura Mabry; and sister-in-law, Eula Martin; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Monday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment, Pastor Ted J. Ingram officiating. In lieu of flowers, at Mrs. Fox's request, please send donations to Rainbow Adult Homes, P.O. Box 27491, Knoxville, TN 37927, in her memory and in honor of her granddaughter, Donna Bush. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

GOSS, CARL EDWARD - 77, of Oak Ridge, passed away at Roane Medical Center, Harriman on Friday, June 6, 1997. Member of Central Baptist Church, Oak Ridge, since October 8, 1957. Preceded in death by wife, Pearl Goss, July 22, 1991; and by sister, Edna Vincent of Rockwood in 1992. Survivors include: sons, Jerry E. Goss and wife, Peggy, Kingston, Steve Goss and wife, Carold, Clinton; daughter, Lynda Matthews, Harriman; brother, Kenneth Goss, Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Margie Bilbrey and Bessie Loden, Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary on Monday, June 8, 1997, at 8 p.m. with Rev. Richard Baker officiating. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, 11 a.m., Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood. The family will receive friends on Monday, 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

GRINDSTAFF, MILDRED IJAMS - age 83, passed away Saturday, June 7, 1997, at her home. Member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, James M. Grindstaff. Survived by son, Richard Grindstaff (Rick) and wife Stacia of Knoxville; stepson, James M. Grindstaff III of Marietta, Ga.; grandson, James M. Grindstaff IV of Las Vegas. Family and friends will meet 1:15 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Larry Best officiating. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to the Civil Air Patrol, Group 1 Headquarters, P.O. Box 14443, Knoxville, TN 37914-4443. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

HALE, ALLISON - age 19, of Crutchfield Lane, Caryville, passed away Thursday, June 5, 1997. She was a member of Lake View Baptist Church and a student of Roane State Community College. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clint and Alice Hale; fiance, Tim Petree; special friend, Gretchen Wells. She is survived by her father and mother, Arzo and Katty Hale of Caryville; brother, Gerald Hale of Jacksboro; sisters and brothers-in-law, Francine and Paul Clinton of Jacksboro and Lenora and Roger Wilson of LaFollette; grandparents, Pearly and Dovie Ward of Caryville; nephews, Stephen Clinton of Jacksboro, Jarrett and Justin Wilson of LaFollette; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 1997, at the Lake View Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Stanley and Rev. Jim Wilcox officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, in the Harness Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday before funeral services. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

MASSENGALE, EDITH T. - age 86, of N. Knoxville, passed away June 6, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Charles F. Massengale; and son, Charles E. Survivors: son, Kenneth Smith of Nashville; grandchildren, Charles, Jr. and Gary Massengale, Kathy Fielden, Deborah Massengale, all of Knoxville; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery, 1:45 p.m. Sunday for graveside services at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim DePew officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

OTTINGER, MRS. FRANCES (MERL) NELMS - age 58, of Knoxville, died 3:42 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Callahan Road Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Joe Thomas (Pops) Ottinger. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bob O'Dell, Lynn and Chuck Robinson, Tammy and Rick Lowery; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Donna Roland, all of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy Faye and Arville Scarlett, Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. A.R. and Barbara Nelms, Loudon, Tenn.; special niece, Shelba Hughes, California; special friends, Ruth Bough, Rick and Thelma Fryar, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Mark Kidd officiating. Interment, Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ricky, Jr., Michael and Eric Fryar, Kenny, Michael and Richard Scarlett. Honorary pallbearers: Raymond Stapp and Chuck Moore. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

PEARSON, KENNETH JOE, SR. - age 74, of 8931 Rackham, Taylor, Mich., formerly of Tellico Plains, passed away Thursday, June 5, 1997, at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Son of the late Henderson and Neppie Pearson. Survivors: wife, Patsy Pearson; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Tom Baca, Kissimmee, Fla., Mary and Michael Lynn, Greensburg, Pa.; son, Ken Pearson, Jr., Wyandotte, Mich.; grandchildren, Kimberly, Erica and Phillip; sisters, Marguerite Frye, Tellico Plains, Lorene Cox, Silver Springs, Md.; brother, William Pearson, Georgia; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Patsy Dyer. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel. Interment Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

PETREE, TIM - age 22, of Bruce Gap Road, Caryville, passed away Thursday, June 5, 1997. He was a member of Lake View Baptist Church and a student of Cumberland College. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lee Petree; grandmother, Virginia Lasley; fiancee', Allison Hale. He is survived by his father and mother, Rev. Donald Glenn and Jane Petree; brothers, Matthew and Luke Petree of Caryville; grandmother, Edith Petree of LaFollette; grandfather, Willard Lasley of Kingston; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 1997, at the Lake View Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Stanley and Rev. Jim Wilcox officiating. Interment will be 12 noon Monday, June 9, 1997, in Campbell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday before funeral services. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

SEIBER, LUTHER - age 48, of Caryville, born August 28, 1948, passed away June 5, 1997. He was employed by Tennessee Department of Labor Mine Division as an instructor in mine safety, a 15 year member and trainer of the Tennessee Volunteer Mine Rescue Team, and a longtime member of Caryville City Council. He worked for Pyro Shows for several years. He had been a member of Caryville Volunteer Fire Department and Boy Scout Leader Troop 620 for several years and volunteered in several other community activities. U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Beech Fork Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Brenda Harness Seiber; parents, Jack and Martha Seiber, Caryville; brothers, Wiley and Litton Seiber, Caryville, Laymond (L.J.) Seiber, LaFollette; sisters, Arie Hatmaker, Mary Ellen Ivey, and Myrtle McGhee, LaFollette, Betsy Phillips, Jacksboro, Nadine Tackett, Oliver Springs; brothers-in-law, Ronnie Harness, Ray Ivey, Raymond McGhee, Elmer Phillips, and the late Raymond Hatmaker; sisters-in-law, Sherry Byrge, Mary Ruth Seiber, and Evelyn Seiber; 25 nieces and nephews; 19 great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, Caryville, Rev. Herbert Jones, Rev. Lee Phillips, Rev. Charles Noss officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Campbell Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

STEVENS, JAMES RICHARD - died on Saturday, June 7, 1997. Mr. Stevens was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. He was an outstanding interior designer throughout the southeast. He was president of Cleveland, Harris and Stevens, Inc. interior design firm. He was a graduate of the Art Institute in Chicago. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Harold Blankenship and Miss Arlene Stevens of Kettering, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial will be private in Kettering, Ohio. Friends will be received at the home, 735 Cheowa Circle, on Sunday June 8, 1997 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Knoxville, 407 Caswell Ave., Knoxville 37917. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge. 

STONE, MARA ELIZABETH - infant, born May 24, 1997, died June 7, 1997. Beloved daughter of Kerry and Donielle Stone of Louisville; also survived by sister, Karson; grandparents, Stennis and Cheryl Cooper, Minnesota and Walter and Mildred Stone, Sparta, Tenn.; great-grandparents, Landon and Jewel Young, Sparta; and great-grandmother, Leola Johnson, Minnesota; Aunt Tamara and Uncle Jay Dempsey, Illinois and Uncle Jim and Aunt Martha Stone, Sparta; and two cousins, Sam and Nick Stone. Receiving friends and family 1-2 p.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery Chapel with services and interment to follow at 2 p.m. Family has requested that donations may be made in memory of Mara Elizabeth Stone to East Tennessee Children's Hospital. 

STOUT, PEGGY JOAN - 63, of Kingston, died Friday, June 6, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Stout; infant daughter, Rebecca Marie; and a sister, Mary Ellen Kopernik. Survivors: sons, Verland A. Stout, Frankie A. Stout, Kenneth L. Stout, all of Kingston, Wesley J. Stout, Oak Ridge; daughters, Deborah L. Mullinex of LaFayette, Ga., Cynthia M. Walker of Kingston; father and stepmother, Wesley and Marge Beamer of Whiting, Ind.; brother and sister-in-law, James and Helen Beamer of Crown Point, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral 4 p.m. Tuesday in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Spencer Gardener officiating. Burial will be in Kingston Memorial Gardens. 

WEIGEL, ANNA AUGUSTA - age 1071/2, of Knoxville, died Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Shannondale Health Care Center. Member of Fourth Presbyterian Church for 105 years, where she served as one of the first women Elders in Knoxville and past secretary of the Women's Association of the church. Oldest living graduate of the University of Tennessee having graduated in 1912. She taught science at Central High School for over 38 years. Former treasurer of Knox County Retired Teachers Association. Longtime patron of the Knoxville Symphony and the University concerts series. Active in U.T. alumni affairs. Member and past president of Knoxville Chapter American Association of University Women and member of Knoxville Associaton of Blind. During her teaching career she worked with the Knoxville News Sentinel to start the first Appalachian Science Fair and served as a member of the board for many years. Preceded in death by sister, Henrietta Weigel; and four brothers, Albert, Carl, Rothe, and Fred Weigel. Survivors: numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, and cousins. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 3:15 p.m. Sunday for a 3:30 p.m. graveside and interment service with Rev. Ted R. Witt, Sr. and Mr. Robert L. Crawford officiating. Memorials may be made to Shannondale Presbyterian Home, 801 Vanosdale Road, Knoxville, TN 37909, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1323 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917 or your favorite charity. The family will receive friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

WELLS, GRETCHEN SUE - age 20, of Summit Drive, LaFollette, passed away Thursday, June 5, 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of LaFollette and was a very active member of her church Youth Group. She was a student of Roane State Community College. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Helen E. Brown and Nanna, Lena Wells. She is survived by her father and mother, Jerry and Anita Wells; brother, Wesley Wells; granddaddy, George Brown and papaw, Grant Wells, all of LaFollette; aunts and uncles, Jim and Helen Brown of Knoxville, Ronnie and Joan Wells of Chesapeake, Va., Joe and Mary Wier of Fisher, Ill., J.P. and Dean Bunch of Columbia, Tenn., Arnold and Margaret Wallace of Detroit, Mich.; several special great-aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 1997, at the First Baptist Church of LaFollette with Rev. Emory Riley and Dr. Carroll Golden officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, in Campbell Memorial Gardens. Chad Davis, Joseph Wier, J.J. Bunch, Alex Brown, Brian Gross, and Robert Edwards will serve as pallbearers. The Youth Group of First Baptist Church of LaFollette will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday before funeral services. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the LaFollette First Baptist Church Building Fund. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

WRIGHT, MRS. KATHERINE TILLERY - age 83, of Knoxville, died 6 p.m. Friday, June 6, 1997, at the family home. Member of Bookwalter United Methodist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband, Richard (Dick) G. Wright, Jr. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dennis Griswold, Kingsport, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard G. III and Kathy Wright, John T. and Judy Wright, all of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Marie Tillery; brother, Raymond Tillery, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Garland James officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Monday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: James Carroll Starnes, James Painter, Hal Huggins, Ed Bryson, Scott Griswold, Jason Wright, Sam Parker. Memorials may be made to the Katherine T. Wright Memorial Fund at Bookwalter United Methodist Church, 4218 Central Ave., Knoxville, TN 37912. The family will receive friends immediately following the 2 p.m. chapel service Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.


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