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BENEDICT, MILDRED ERNESTINE CARVER - age 86, a long-time resident of North Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Hillcrest West. Mrs. Benedict was a Catholic who attended Holy Ghost, Immaculate Conception Parishes, as well as the Chapel of St. Mary's Hospital. She was a nurse who devoted her life to the care of the sick and elderly, first at Methodist Hospital, Oak Ridge during WWII and then later at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, where she worked until her retirement. After retirement she returned to work as a nurse at Knoxville Convalescent Home and then Serene Manor Nursing Home and worked until her 75th year. After that she enjoyed her grandchildren, special friends, Bob and Teresa DeWine, and researching her Carver family tree. Her favorite activities were her Carver family reunions held every year in Greenville, S.C., Grandparents Day at St. Joseph School, and visiting with friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by husband, Bert S. Benedict; parents, Tom and Jessie K. Carver of Greenville, S.C.; and two infant children; also beloved brothers, Erskine Carver and Eugene Carver of Greenville, S.C. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Millie and David Lawson of Columbia, S.C.; sons and daughter-in-law, L. Lee Benedict, Bert D. and Kathleen Benedict, all of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Mrs. Eunice Lowe; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Emily Carver, both of Greenville, S.C.; many cousins, nieces, and nephews, in the Greenville, S.C. and Hendersonville, N.C. areas. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery Greenville, S.C., at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday for a 4 p.m. graveside and interment service. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials may be made to St. Joseph School Landscaping Fund, 1810 Howard Road, Knoxville, TN 37918, so that living things may grow there in her memory. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BERRY, JESSIE BLAIR - age 58, of Fountain City, passed away April 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Bookwalter United Methodist Church. Employee of Dollar General Store of Fountain City. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bill Breeden; daughter, Theresa Blair Shipp; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Angie Blair; son, David Berry, Jr.; grandchildren, Jennifer Grant, Shannon and Joshua Shipp, Jessica Blair, Chase Breeden, Chasity Blair, Donna and Michael Marsh; mother, Grace Hopper; sister and brother-in-law, Billie and Eugene Hill. Service 5 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Garland E. James officiating. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery 10 a.m. Monday for interment. Pallbearers: Harold Holbert, Sr., Harold Holbert, Jr., Chuck Teal, Sherman Wires, Kevin Holbert, Brian Grant. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

BURNETTE, JERRY ALLEN - age 52, passed away Friday, April 4, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Ramsey Church of God. Preceded in death by father, Arthur Robert Burnette; sister, JoAnn Mills; brother, Jimmy Burnette. Survived by mother, Hazel Burnette; sisters, Barbara Abbott and Betty Hale; brothers, David Burnette and Clarence Lampkin. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at McCarty Chapel with Rev. Bob Zavattieri and Rev. Junior Bailey officiating. Interment Marble Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

CHEEK, ARLENE ANN KAPALA - age 62, of Louisville, Tenn. passed away following a long battle with cancer 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 1997, at her home. She was of the Catholic faith. Preceded in death by infant son, Ronald Kenneth Cheek; parents, John and Veronica Kapala; sisters, Stella Rochon and Margie Whitby; a brother, Raymond Kapala. Survivors include: husband, H. Clay Cheek; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy Cheek of Louisville, Cherie and David Sydes of Farragut; grandchildren, David Michael and Ashley Sydes; step-son, Jerry Cheek; step-grandchildren, Christy Lynn and Jerry Lee Cheek; brothers, Harry Kapala of Rogers City, Mich., Phillip and Chester Kapala of Alpena, Mich, Eugene Kapala of Lake, Michigan; sisters, Helen Robarge of Alpena, Mich., Edna Parker, and Martha Wertz of Warren, Mich.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Monday, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Father Vann Johnston officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary Service at 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

COLYER, ELSIE BROOKS - of Strawberry Plains, passed away Thursday, April 3, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Strawberry Plains. Preceded in death by husband, Robert H. (Hack) Brooks. Survived by husband, William B. Colyer; daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian and Boyce Bailey, Roberta (Bertie) and Roy Cook, Jewell and Bob Hux, all of Strawberry Plains, Anice and Marvin Ogle of Greeneville, Carolyn (Corky) and Leo Drappleman and Charlie Maner, Jr. of Knoxville; stepdaughter and husband, Rosemary and James Huffaker of Concord; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nephew and niece, John and Jimmie Hash of Corbin, Ky.; several other nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church of Strawberry Plains with Rev. Craig Ward officiating. Interment in Eastview Memorial Garden. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Deacons of the church will be honorary pallbearers. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

DEARING, LUCILE WARD - age 76, life-long resident of Knoxville, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga. She was a member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church where she served as Sunday School Treasure for over 30 years, and was a member of the Wesleyan Crusaders Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Trilogy Club of Knoxville. She was retired from Smith's Card Shop, Broadway Shopping Center. She was preceded in death in 1989 by husband, Joe E. Dearing. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Brenda Dearing, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Marion L. Dearing and husband, Fleming James, Atlanta; grandchildren, Lindsey James, Travis James, Ben Dearing, and Nick Dearing; sister, June Ward Hatfield, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Rose Broadway Chapel. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday for a 2 p.m. interment service at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Washington Pike United Methodist Church, 2241 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

DERRYBERRY, BESS - age 86, of Kingston, passed away Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. She was a resident of Kingston over 59 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Reeves Derryberry, former coach and teacher at Roane County High School in Kingston. Survivors: daughters, Joy and husband, Jack Williams, of Heath Springs, S.C., Kay Rodgers of Columbia, Tenn., Becky and husband, Bowman Baugh of Cookeville, Tenn.; sisters, Frances Roberson and Louise Stevens, both of Lewisburg, Tenn.; brothers, John Palmer of Lewisburg, Tenn., and James Palmer of Lavergne, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 1997. Funeral at 11 a.m. Monday in Kyker Chapel with burial in Lone Oak Cemetery, Lewisburg, Tenn., 4 p.m. central time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston. 

GILMORE, OPHELIA - age 65, of Knoxville, passed away April 2, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was a member of the Biblical House of God Church and was retired from Baptist Hospital after 15 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Leroy and Frances Wright; husband, Samuel Gilmore. Survivors: sons, Paul L. Wright, Samuel (Buster), Donald (Betty), and Ronald Gilmore; daughters, Denise Humphrey, Sharon (Theodore) Burris, and Jacqueline Gilmore; 18 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Royce (Doris), Frederick, Lee and Bob Wright; sisters, Alma Harrison and Mae Smith; devoted friends, Lisa Suttles and Booker T. Langston; many other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:30-7:00 p.m. at the Biblical House of God, Speedway Circle. Service to follow with Bishop Gary E. Wright officiating. Interment will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Gardens. Family will be at the home of Samuel Gilmore, 410 Surrey Rd. Unity Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

DUNCAN, MARIE POINTER - age 83, of Halls Crossroads, born May 13, 1913, died April 5, 1997. Preceded in death by husband, Jake L. Duncan. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Shelia Duncan of Corryton; daughters and sons-in-law, Bertha and Leon Curry of New Orleans, La., Helen R. Wells of Knoxville, Sally and Dale Akins and Donna and James Tanner, both of Dallas, Texas; 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; brothers, William O. Pointer of Murfreesboro, Dr. James L. Pointer of Knoxville, Fletcher and Cleve Pointer, both of Heiskell; sisters, Lorene Foust of Heiskell, Lucille Kruzewski of Dearborn, Mich. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Rev. Dewey Cooper officiating. Interment church cemetery. Pallbearers: James Tanner, Dale Akins, Scott Massengill, Glen Schulenburg, Jon Van Horn, Herbert Boles. Honorary pallbearers: Patrick Akins, Sonny Shankles, Mark Rupe, Mike Letsinger, Leon Curry. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

HAUN, JESSE LEE, SR. - age 73, passed away Friday, April 4, 1997, at his home. Member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and a charter member of Ramsey Heights Baptist Church. Survived by wife of 54 years, Nola Grubb Haun; son and daughter-in-law, Jessie Jr. and Linda Haun; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Carl Clabough, Nina and Bob Browning; ten grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; several half-brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ramsey Heights Baptist Church, Rev. Archie Elliott and Rev. Teddy McCloud officiating. The family and friends will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary and proceed to Asbury Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ramsey Heights Baptist Church. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

HENSLEY, TOLBERT D. (T.D.), JR., - 63, peacefully passed away at home on Friday morning, April 4, 1997. He was a veteran of the Korean War and retired from K.U.B. in January 1997. He was a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tolbert D. Hensley, Sr. and Ollie Correll Hensley; sister, Rosalee Hensley and brother, Glen Hensley. He is survived by his loving wife, Faye Hensley; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Debbie Smithers, Troy Hensley and fiancee' Dee Ann Ott, Tim and Dianna Smithers, Brian and Dawn Hensley, Scott Smithers and fiancee' Lori Carter; and daughter, Jodi Fuller; there are six granddaughters; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Carl Raley; sisters, Alice Hensley, Mary Hensley, Mamie Purkey, Helen Logan; special sisters-in-law, Lora Hensley, Kathyn (Kitty) Byrd; special cousin, Jane McGlothan; mother-in-law, Carrie Byrd; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Curtis Trent officiating, interment 11 a.m. Monday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Dye, Bill Lonas, Ken Stevenson, Bob Bringle, Bob Bodenheimer, David Roach, and the Transportation Department of K.U.B. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

INGLE, J. FRED - age 83, passed away April 4, 1997 at Baptist Hospital. Member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Retired postal employee with 33 years service and a U.T. Hospital mailroom supervisor for five years. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Flora Ingle; brothers, Ernest and George Ingle; sister, Esta Hodges. Survivors include wife, Estalee Cutshaw Ingle; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Jerry Burnette, Hendersonville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jeff Burnette, Charleston, S.C., Jennifer Burnette, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; brothers, Edward Ingle, Bon Aqua, Tenn., Wayne Ingle, Greenback, Tenn.; sister, Dessie Reed, Waynesboro, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; special family friend, Clara Ann Short. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, Berry Chapel with Dr. Hollie Miller and Rev. David Abernathy officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers, Richard Tilley, Ronald Hodges, Jay Burgin, Gene Burgin, Darrahl Burgin, and Homer Burgin. Honorary pallbearers, members of Sunday School class. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ''He is Able,'' c/o Sevier Heights Baptist Church, 3706 Sevier Heights Road, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

JINKS, MRS. MARIE - age 53, of Knoxville, passed away April 4, 1997, at her home. Member of Southside Baptist Church, employee of Knoxville Convalescent Center. Survivors: husband, Pete Jinks; daughters, Brenda Wilson of Nashville; Anna French; son, Bobby Long; step-children, Janice, David, Terry and Pat Jinks, Judy McMillan; father, Ruben Cloud; brother, Ronald Cloud; sisters, Marilyn Rutherford, Thelma Campbell, Gail Cloud; aunt, Dorothy Jinks, all of Knoxville; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery 1:45 p.m. Monday for graveside services at 2 p.m. with Rev. Clarence Gresham officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

JONES, RUDOLPH V. - age 56, of Knoxville, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Thursday, April 3, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a Vietnam Era Veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965. Preceded in death by his parents, William S. Jones and Arthur Mae Cozart Jones; brother, William ''Buddy'' Jones; and sister, Nancy Thaxton. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Donnie Hamilton of Jonesboro, MiDona Worley-Uema and Katsuyoshi Uema of Okinawa, Japan; daughter, Danita J. Jones of Nashville; son, Barry T. Jones of Lenoir City; grandsons, Donnie Hamilton, Jr., Jamieson Hamilton, and Barry Jibri Jones, all of Jonesboro; brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Felecia Jones; sister and brother-in-law, Earnestine and W.J. Billingsley; sister, Yvonne Blevins, all of Lenoir City; grandmother, Johnnie S. Cozart of Lenoir City; an uncle; several aunts, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, 1997, in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy West officiating. Burial will be in Martel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City in charge. 

JUSTUS, HORACE N., JR. - business executive and educator, expired on April 3, 1997, at 10:00 p.m. He served in World War II and retired after 25 years in the reserves as a major in the Army. Member of West Hills Baptist Church, serving as Deacon, Pastoral Care Coordinator and member of the adult choir. His career spanned 25 years in Justus and Co. and 22 years as an educator, retiring as principal of Whittle Springs Middle School having an interest in helping young people. He served as Cub Master, Scout Master, Key Club Advisor and Tennis Coach. He was a member of East Tennessee Teachers Association, lifetime member of PTA, and he endeared himself to his students and faculty. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Huber Justus; sons, David L. Justus and Bill Justus; daughter-in-law, Sally Justus; grandchildren, Carolyn Jane and Stephanie Jo Justus; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Mae Cline, Marguerite and Roy Rankin, Dorothy and Andy Sprinkle; he leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins; special cousins, Nancy and Jim Kerr. Funeral service 7:00 p.m. Monday at West Hills Baptist Church with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating. Interment will be private. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of West Hills Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Hills Baptist Church stain glass fund or the handicap ramp fund, please designate, 409 N. Winston Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Family will receive friends following the service at the church. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

KEILTY, MARCELLA SABRA - age 44, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 2, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. She was of the Catholic faith. At the time of her death, Marcella, an RN who received a master of nursing degree from the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, was a clinical research nurse specialist/physician assistant in Dr. Alan Solomon's Human Immunology and Cancer Program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center's graduate school of medicine. She was a member of the Oncology Nursing Society with special certification as an advanced oncology nurse and a co-founder of the East Tennessee Coalition of Breast and Cervical Cancer that provides education and compassionate care for the women of East Tennessee. Survived by mother and stepfather, Isobell and Harold Carmack, both of Norfolk, Va.; and sisters, Eileen Hand of Chester, N.Y., and Helen Keilty of Norfolk, Va. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at Wood Auditorium at U.T. Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Marcella S. Keilty, MSN, Nursing Scholarship Fund at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing or the Human Immunology and Cancer Gift Fund at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

LaBARRE, MARGARET HAYNES FRAZIER - passed away Thursday, April 3, in Vero Beach, Fla. A native of Morristown, she was the daughter of the late Ruth and T.E. Haynes. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Pete LaBarre, Vero Beach; son, Charles Haynes Frazier, Merritt Island, Fla.; brothers, Joe Haynes, Farragut, and Tom Haynes, Clinton. Memorial services will be conducted Monday, April 7, in Vero Beach, Fla. Committal services in Jarnagin Cemetery, Morristown, will be announced later by Stetzer Funeral Home. Friends may express sympathy through memorial donations to The Arthritis Foundation, 1719 West End Ave., #303 W., Nashville, TN 37203. 

LANGE, FRANKLIN NORMAN - age 73, of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday at Park West Hospital. He was a member of the Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, a veteran of the navy during WW II serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a rural mail carrier with the Postal Service for 34 years, a past officer of the Iowa Rural Letter Carriers Association, and a member of the National Letter Carriers Association. For the last 14 years he was employed by his sons at Lange Animal Hospital in West Knoxville. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Mathisen Lange; sons and spouses, Dennis and Gwen Lange, Randall and Christy Lange, all of Knoxville, Richard and Frances Lange of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Chad, Justin, Jessica, Megan, and Rikki; sisters and spouses, Elsie and Arnold Bro, Darlene and Derward Hansen of Exira, Iowa; Edna and Ed Jensen, and Irma Madsen of Kimballton, Iowa, Mrytle and Dale Juelsgaard and Dorothy Hansen of Elk Horn, Iowa, Mildred Weddum of Atlantic, Iowa; brother and spouse, Kenneth and Liz Lange of Des Moines, Iowa; sister-in-law, Erma Lange of Atlantic, Iowa; mother-in-law, Carrie Mathisen of Elk Horn, Iowa; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kent and Lela Mae Rasmussen, Galen and Eilene Sornson, Arnie and Vicki Leistad; many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church Chapel with Rev. John Wood and Rev. Andy Holt officiating. The family requests donations to be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton, Iowa, 51543. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City in charge. 

La RUE, CURTIS EUGENE - age 88, of Knoxville, died 3:25 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Retired Captain from Knoxville Fire Department. He retired in 1962 after 34 years of service. Preceded in death by wife, Pollye Drinnen La Rue. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Tom White, Birmingham, Ala.; Mary Jane and Jimmy Roberts, Knoxville; daughter, Elinor Rowsey, Friendsville, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Teresa La Rue, Heiskell, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Smith, Knoxville, Jennie Kitts, Ohio. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service and interment. Dr. Thomas H. White officiating. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

MAHAN, HARVEY W. - age 94, of Powell, passed away Friday, April 4, 1997 at U.T. Hospital. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Survived by sons, William, Clyde, and James Mahan; daughters, Lena Warwick, Emmie Davis, and Lynn Hewitt, all of Powell; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Boggs of Lynch, Ky. Funeral service 12 noon Monday at Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. L.B. Harrell officiating. Pallbearers, Oscar Stooksbury, Eugene Davis, Tony Williams, Demi Elkins, Davy Warwick, and Jesse James. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

McFALLS, JAMES P. - 75, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 5, 1997. Member of Ball Road Baptist Church. He was a gospel songwriter and member of Knox Co. Singing Convention. Veteran of WWII and a retired brick mason. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Dorothy Letsinger McFalls; son and daughter-in-law, James and Carol McFalls of Dandridge; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Roger Branstetter of Knoxville; granddaughter and husband, Missy and Joe Martin of Lenoir City; brothers, Junior, Clell, Fred, and Ronald McFalls, Knoxville; sisters, Eula Whaley, Louise Ogle, Kate Gibson, Margie Herron, and Carolyn McFalls, all of Knoxville, Bertha Rogers, Seymour; brothers-in-law, Earl, Tom, Calvin, Malcolm, and Gary Letsinger; host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Maurice Branch and Rev. Herbert Vandergriff officiating. Family and friends will meet at Edgewood Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. Monday for graveside services. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Loudon Funeral Home, Loudon. 

MONROE, MR. WEIR L., SR. - age 92, of Powder Springs, passed away 11:35 p.m. Friday, April 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member and Deacon of Powder Springs Baptist Church. Retired employee of Southern Railroad. Preceded in death by first wife, Estella Booker Monroe; daughter, Francis Lattimore; sons, Morris Hall Monroe, W.L. Monroe, Jr. Survivors: wife, Esther Vittetoe Monroe; stepchildren, Lee Vittetoe, Mascot, Bo Vittetoe, Washburn, Charlie Vittetoe, Waterford, Mich., Edith Bertini, Annadale, Va., Glenda Henry, Corryton; 27 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; sister, Edna Acuff; brother, Calma Monroe, both of Washburn; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Ernest Green officiating. Interment service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Neal Cemetery in Powder Springs. Pallbearers: Larry Green, Charlie Vittetoe, Sam Vittetoe, Russell Vittetoe, Jamie Acuff, Lawrence Stanifer. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

PELIZZARI, STEVE EDWARD - age 76, Greenwood Dr., Clinton, passed away Friday at Oak Ridge Health Care Center. Retired as superintendent from Y-12, Union Carbide. Member of Memorial United Methodist Church. Veteran of U.S. Army. Mr. Pelizzari's favorite hobby was camping. Son of the late George and Nancy Ellen Brock Pelizzari, who's ancestors were from Vestone, Italy. Preceded also in death by his wife, Mildred Robbins Pelizzari; and brothers, Gaetano, Angelo, and John Pelizzari. Survivors: daughter, Patti Ellen and her husband, Mike Harmening of Clinton; sons, Barry and wife, Sharon Pyatt Pelizzari of Clinton, Robby Pelizzari and his wife, Dianne Sexton of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Rob Harmening, Megan Harmening, Tyler Harmening, Brandon Pelizzari, Bret Pelizzari, Natalie Schubert; great-granddaughter, Paige Schubert; sisters, Amelia Davis of Decatur, Ala., Mary Louise Lowe of Atlanta, Ga.; brother, George Pelizzari, Jr. of Decatur, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Johns of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ina Mae Rogers and her husband, David Rogers of LaFollette, Tenn., Connie Pelizzari of LaFollette, Tenn., Mildred Robbins of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Holley-Gamble Chapel, Rev. Bill Rowland officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Monday at Woodhaven Memorial Garden. Memorials may be made to Diabetic Foundation. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel. 

REECE, SAMUEL - of Knoxville, departed this life Saturday, April 4, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and veteran of World War II. He is survived by a devoted wife of 46 years, Levoice Reece; daughter, Beatrice Chesney; three children, Clayton A. Whittington, Valerie Whittington-Upton (Lester Upton) of Knoxville; Sharon Whittington of New York; brothers Paul Reece and Ernest Reece (Mattie Reece); three grandchildren, Johnny, Carolyn, and Angie; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucy Hilliard; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, to include Grace McCurdy Family, and many friends. Funeral service will be held Monday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1801 8th Avenue, Rev. Dr. R.O. Butler officiating. Body may be viewed after 12 noon on Monday at Unity Mortuary. Friends may call at the family home. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday, Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

RENFRO, BOYD C. - age 78, of Hartsville, Tenn., formerly of Kingston, passed away Saturday, April 5, 1997. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Kingston, Carpenters Local #50, Knoxville. He worked as a carpenter at Oak Ridge for many years, and was also a farmer. Preceded in death by his wife, Ada H. Renfro; daughter, Joyce Renfro Stewart; sister, Margaret Renfro Mitchell; and brothers, Floyd Renfro, Clarence Renfro, Howard Renfro, and Herbert Renfro. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Sam (Cleta Sue) Grey of Hartsville, Tenn. and Nora Galyon of San Antonio, Texas; special nephew, Robert L. (Buddy) Renfro of Kingston; sisters, Roetta Yarber of Knoxville, Mrs. Robert (Eva) Lynn of Kingston; brothers, Robert Renfro and Paul Renfro, both of Kingston; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 6. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at the Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Ivey officiating. Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery, Sweetwater. The body will lie in state one hour before the funeral. 

SCOTT, GEORGE WRIGHT - age 86, of Crescent Dr., Loudon, died early Saturday morning, April 5, 1997. He was of the Baptist faith. Retired carpenter and farmer. Preceded in death by parents, Franklin Sylvester and Lucy Johnson Scott; and his wife, Lavada Scott. Survivors: sons, Gordon B. Scott, Loudon, Kenneth G. Scott, Woodbridge, Va., George W. Scott, Jr., Lenoir City; daughters, Wanda L. Walton, Woodbridge, Va., Jean Potter, Knoxville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Otis Scott, Rosemont, Mich.; sisters, Ida Malonee, Loudon, and Judy Hollifield, Rosemont, Mich. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, April 7th, McGill-Karnes Chapel, Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8th, Prospect Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday prior to the service. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon, Tenn. 

SCRUGGS, MRS. MATTIE ANNA - of Chilhowee Hills, formerly of Madisonville, departed this life peacefully and left her earthly body to be present with the Lord, Saturday, April 5, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, David Michael (Brenda) Scruggs, Jerry L. (Stella) Butts; daughter, Annette Bell, with whom she resided. Funeral service are entrusted to Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, 4650 Hwy. 411 Bypass, Madisonville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Notice by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

SLOVER, BEN - age 87, of South Knoxville, passed away April 5, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Faithful member and Deacon of Fort Hill Baptist Church. Retired from ALCOA and a member of the 25 Year Club. Survivors: wife, Ruth Slover; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Regina Slover; sister, Ethel and husband, George Yardley; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Duncan A. Carver, Jr., officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

SMITH, MARY RUTH - age 81, of Knoxville, formerly of Greeneville, died Saturday morning, April 5, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville. Member of Zion Presbyterian Church, Greeneville. Survivors: one son and daughter-in-law, David and Anita Smith of Auburn, Wash.; one granddaughter, Shonda Smith of Auburn, Wash.; one brother and sister-in-law, Harry Lee and Edna Smith of Greeneville; one sister and brother-in-law, Georgia and Larston ''Cotton'' Denton of Dandridge; several nieces and nephews, all of Knoxville and Greeneville. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Kiser Funeral Chapel. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hermon Cemetery. Mr. Lowell Bowens officiating. The family will receive friends at Kiser Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday prior to the service. Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, in charge. 

STEPP, LUTHER C. - age 75, of Friendsville, died Friday, April 4, 1997 at U.T. Medical Center. He was retired from ALCOA Aluminum Co. and was a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Service Club. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard L. Stepp. Survivors include his wife, Maxine C. Stepp; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Dwain Fox; granddaughter and husband, Angela and David Blankenbeckler; grandson and wife, Dennis and Melissa Sparks; great-grandchildren, David G. Blankenbeckler and Olivia Jean Blankenbeckler. Funeral services will be 8:00 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dewey L. Morton officiating. Family and friends will meet 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Grandview Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-8 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SULLIVAN, BETTY LOU - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away Friday afternoon at St. Mary's Hospital. She attended Christ United Methodist Church. Retired from T.V.A. Preceded in death by husband, Sam Sullivan, Sr. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Sandra Sullivan, Jr., of Talbott; grandchildren, Erin Sullivan of Antioch and Mark Sullivan of Talbott; sisters, Louise Wise and Iris Leeper, both of Knoxville; special friends, Issac Braden of Lake City and Fletcher and Billy Morgan of Knoxville; nieces, Ramona Baross, Sonia Clift, Rachael Hickman, and Barbara Jean Davis. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Howard Hurst officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

VANCE, MYRTLE ALLEN - age 90, of North Knoxville, died Saturday, April 5, 1997. She was of the Baptist faith. Retired from Standard Knitting Mill with over 30 years service. Preceded in death by husband, Frank M. Vance and grandson, Mark Vance Moore. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James and Ann Vance, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bob Moore, Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Donna McGaha and husband, Dr. Samuel McGaha of Sevierville, Jamie Pozega and husband, Dr. Stan Pozega of Knoxville, Michael Moore of Roanoke, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Emily McGaha and Mark Pozega; sister, Vergie Miller, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for a 10 a.m. graveside and interment service. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WALDROOP, LUTHER - age 93, of 115 Noel Road, Sweetwater, formerly of Fonde, Ky. and Detroit, Mich., passed away 9:07 p.m. Friday, April 4, 1997, at his home. Active member of the Cora Veal Senior Citizens Center for 15 years. Past national shuffleboard champion in the Senior Olympics. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, June and Homer Kile, Madisonville, Dorothy and Joseph Stabile, New Baltimore, Mich.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lily Waldrup, Sweetwater; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Catherine Waldroop; son, Arnold Waldroup. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials made be made to the Cora Veal Senior Citizens Center. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

WALKER, SEFFIE LOU HARDIN - age 88, a lifelong resident of Hardin Valley passed away April 3, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. Member of Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church, serving on the church board as session clerk for many years. Preceded in death by husband, Claude H. Walker; parents, Major Hardin and Ida Hudson Hardin; sister, Sarah Hardin Stafford. Survived by nephew, Jim Hardin Stafford and wife, Jane; great-nephew, Jake Hardin Stafford; great-niece, Joy Stafford Murphey and husband, Ryan; great-great-niece, Morgan Murphey; many beloved cousins. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Rev. Don Hubbard officiating. Pallbearers: Eugene Long, George Brown, Donald Hayes, Cleo Norman, Bill Cagle, Virgil Hubbard. Interment will follow in Marietta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Marietta Cemetery Fund. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. 

WATTS, MARY ELLEN - age 74, of Kingston, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Friday, April 4, 1997, at Roane Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: husband, Clifford O. Watts; sons, Frank Littlejohn of Knoxville, Carl W. Littlejohn of Butler, Pa., Clifford Watts of Knoxville, Rodney A. Watts of Kingston; daughters, Sharon Lowery and Cheryl Bjorklund, both of Knoxville; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister, Muriel Karnes and husband, Carl, of Knoxville; brother, Charles Gaylor of Loudon. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. John Holland officiating. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

ZACHARY, MR. JAMES DAVID - age 39, of Clapps Chapel Road, Corryton, passed away 4:13 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center, after a year long struggle with cancer. Member of Emory Road Baptist Church and was a self-employed truck driver. Survivors: wife, Sharon Zachary; son, James Phillip (P.J.) Zachary; granddaughter, Amy Zachary; parents, Lois and David Zachary; all of Corryton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Maynor, North Carolina, Arlene and Tony Key, Knoxville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Archie and Robin Zachary, Luttrell, Avery and Dana Zachary, Knoxville, Tim and Melinda Zachary, Corryton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Fred Goodson, Rev. Mike Viles officiating with the Beason Family Singers. The body will lie in state one hour before services. Interment Clapps Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers: Tim Williams, Johnny Olinger, Cas Hobby, Mike Fox, Tim Zachary, Avery Zachary. Honorary pallbearers: Melvin Wood, Mark Cole. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

ZION, THE REV. DR. WILLIAM BASIL - son of William Trent Zion and Lillian Potts Zion, died on March 20, 1997. He was married to Rhoda Veach Piner and was the father of Peter Gregory Zion and Katherine Mary Zion. He is survived by his sister, Susan Durham of Knoxville, Tennessee, and by his friend and companion Viktor Gundel of Prague in the Czech Republic. Fr. Zion served as a professor and head of the Department of Religious Studies at Queen's University, coming to Kingston, Ontario in 1972 from Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec. He was the founder of St. Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Mission in Kingston, but upon his retirement he returned to the Anglican Diocese of Quebec where he had served as a priest. He was a professor at Queen's University from 1972 where he served in the Department of Religious Studies and as head of the department for five years. He lived in Toronto from June of 1996. Memorial services were held in the Orthodox and Anglican churches, followed by a funeral at St. Thomas' Anglican Church in Kingston on March 26. The ashes will be buried Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. in a service celebrated by The Right Reverend William E. Sanders, former Bishop of Tennessee, and The Reverend Canon John C. Ross of St. John's Cathedral. Friends and family will meet at the entrance of Greenwood Cemetery at 2:45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen's Church, Toronto, to assist in working with the poor. The address is c/o The Rector Kevin Flynn, 103 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2N8.

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