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BAILEY, DOROTHY DONOVAN - age 81 of Knoxville, originally of Concord, Tn. passed away Saturday, June 14, 1997 at home. Long time member of Sharon Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents: Dennis & Mollie Donovan. Brothers: Michael, Dennis, William A. (Pat), Claude Donovan. Sisters: Anna (Sis) & Merrill Donovan all of Concord, Tn. Survived by husband: Everett Bailey, daughters & sons in-law: Carolyn & Larry Graham, Joan & Paul Mynatt all of Knoxville. Grandson & wife: Dr. Kendall and Kim Graham of Johnson City, Tn. Granddaughter: Kimberly Graham of Knoxville. sisters in-law: Mrs. Michael (Ursa) Donovan, Mrs. William (Velma) Donovan both of Concord, Tn. several nieces & nephews & special friends. Funeral service 8:00 pm, Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. John R. Mays officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's Funeral Home 1:15 pm, Tuesday, and proceed to Sharon Cemetery, 7916 Pedigo Rd., Knoxville, Tn. for interment service at 2:00 pm. Pallbearers: Dr. Kendall Graham, Larry Graham, Paul Mynatt, Bob Slaton, Dale Tucker, Charles W. Benson and Bob Donovan. Honorary pallbearers: Fred Pitts, Jimmie Thompson, Bill Love, Gerald Brantley, Howard Edmondson, J.O. Stapp, James L. McPhetridge, Andy Donovan, Carl Shell, Lynn Bevins, John Baier, Fred Baier, Glenn Snelson and Harold Stiner. The family would like to thank caregivers: Debbie Atkins, Clara Stanton, Kathy Fields and all others who assisted in her care. The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Monday at Mynatt's. 

BEDINGER, MARTHA REID - age 80, of Maryville, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at Asbury Acres Health Center. She was born April 24, 1917, in Lusambo, Belgian Congo (Zaire) Africa. She attended Montreat Anderson College from 1935 to 1936 in Montreat, N.C., George Peabody College from 1937 to 1938 in Nashville, and received a B.S. degree, Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., and was a graduate in bible studies in 1943. She was a school teacher and retired for health reasons in 1950 and moved to Maryville in 1974. She was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Bedinger. Survivors include her sisters, Miriam Bedinger Williamson of Maryville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Clare and Walter Baldwin of Decatur, Ga., Julia and Richard Powell of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Providence Presbyterian Church with Dr. Patrick Willson and Rev. R.L. Williamson Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN 37801 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

BLEDSOE, JEANETTE - age 65, of Knoxville, died Friday, June 13, 1997. Member of West End Church of Christ. A native of Hawkins County. Survivors: husband, Curtis Bledsoe; mother, Beryl Cradic, Church Hill, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Lane Gobbell, Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Captain Kelly and Kathleen Bledsoe, Dayton, Ohio, Patrick and Carol Bledsoe, Mark and Darlene Bledsoe, all of Knoxville; nine grandchildren, Leah, Elizabeth, Anna Nicolas, Leslie, Audrey Bledsoe, Wade and Jack Gobbell, Wiliam C. Packard; sisters, Rose Harmon, Kingsport, and Jane Fields, Greeneville; brothers, Gene Cradic, Kingsport, James Cradic, Church Hill, Tenn. Family and friends will meet Monday at Edgewood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment service. Mr. Roger MacKenzie, Mr. Russell Cook and Mr. Clifford Dobbs officiating. Pallbearers: Paul Shirley, Lynn Freeman, Curtis Franks, Fletcher Luck, Bob Wetherholt, Joel Whitney, Ray Slate and Andy Thomason. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West End Church of Christ, 8301 E. Walker Springs Lane, Knoxville, TN 37923; or East Tennessee Christian Services, 4638 Chambliss Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

BROUGHTON, JESSE CARTER - age 83, of Jellico, Tenn., passed away Friday, June 13 at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Jellico. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Bernard and Shirley Williams of Jellico; three grandsons and wives, Gary and Renita Williams, Jellico, Dr. David and Kim Williams, Williamsburg, Ky., Jeffrey and Debbie Williams, Louisville, Tenn.; one granddaughter and husband, Susan and Bill Nelson, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren; niece, Polly Morgan; and nephews, Leroy Broughton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jack Broughton, Elida, Ohio, Glenn Queener, Jellico, and Harry Queener, Buffalo, New York; cousin, Erma Clark, Knoxville. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Monday June 16, 1997, at the Llewellyn Funeral Home in Jellico with Rev. Eddie Bryant officiating. Burial in Jellico Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Llewellyn Funeral Home in charge. 

CODY, GARY LEE - age 49, of Newport, passed away Saturday evening at Baptist Hospital of Cocke Co. He attended the Douglas Lake Church of God. Gary was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a retired truck driver, most recently driving for Volunteer Transport. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Donald and Eva T. Cody. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Hance Cody; daughter and son-in-law, Jamie C. and Freddy Naillon, Newport; grandchildren, Lindsey and Cody Naillon, Newport; step-children, John M. Grooms of the home, Jerry and his wife Melissa Grooms, Newport, Garry and his wife Carla Grooms, Parrottsville; step-grandchildren, Ashlee Grooms, Newport, Carolann Grooms, Parrottsville; sisters, Pat Cody, Fort Worth, Texas, and Chris Ball, Newport; brother, Jackie Collier, Morristown. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tois Seay officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Union Cemetery with military rites provided by LCP Charles C. Roberts D.A.V. Post 102. Brown Funeral Home in charge. 

COFFEY, MRS. BETTY JUNE WOLFENBARGER - age 62, of Thorn Hill, Tenn., was born June 15, 1935, and passed away June 15, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital in Knoxville. She was a member of Bridgeport Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cornia Wolfenbarger. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Everett Coffey; sons and daughters-in-law, Benny and Pam Coffey of Morristown, Rickey and Charlotte Coffey, Jerry and Shelia Coffey, all of Thorn Hill, Tenn., Pat Coffey of Washburn; daughters and sons-in-law, Melva and Ronnie West of Rutledge, Sherry and Terry Monroe, Regenia and Roger Holt, all of Thorn Hill, Karen and Joe McMahan of Morristown; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Ruth Wolfenbarger of Lenoir City; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Coffey Funeral Home. Burial in the McGinnis-Harrell Cemetery. Ministers: Rev. Denver Davidson and Rev. Sam Coffey. Pallbearers: Charles Coffey, Mike Coffey, Bill McNew, Jack McNew, Joe McNew, Tom McNew, Bob Suffridge. Coffey Funeral Home in charge. 

COX, ROBERT EARL (BOB) - age 53, of Talbott, passed away suddenly 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital as a result of a heart attack. Member of Talbott Baptist Church where he was associate Sunday School teacher. Veteran of Vietnam Conflict. Project engineer with Appalachian Electric Cooperative with 28 years of service. He was instrumental in the growth of the youth athletic programs in Jefferson County. Preceded in death by father, John Anderson (Jay) Cox, Sr. Survived by wife of 32 years, Judith L. (Judy) Cox; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Chris Mynuk, all of Talbott; son and daughter-in-law, Dusty and Anne Cox of Jefferson City; son, Chad Cox of Talbott; mother, Nannie B. Cox of Talbott; sisters, Barbara Jean Smith of Jefferson City, Sue Jackson of Talbott, and Nancy Lowe of New Market; brother, John Anderson Cox, Jr. of Dandridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday, June 16, 1997, at Farrar's Chapel with Rev. Bill Whitt and Rev. Ralph Cordell officiating. Interent 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. prior to funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, East Tenn. Chapter, 812 Central Street, P.O. Box 709, Knoxville, TN 37901. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. 

CRACE, REV. WILBER E. - age 69, of Rubyville, Ohio, died 6 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 1997, at Southern Ohio Medical Center-Mercy. He was born on February 15, 1928, in Vermillion, Ohio, a son of the late Lewis and Carrie (Jackson) Crace. Rev. Crace had lived most of his life in Scioto County, Ohio. He served 48 years as pastor for the following churches: the Rubyville Community Church in Rubyville, Ohio (which he had served since 1989); the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ in Christian Union in Chillicothe, Ohio; the Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church in Ashland, Kentucky; the Long Run United Methodist Church in Rubyville, Ohio; the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee; the South Webster E.U.B. Church in South Webster, Ohio; the Pinkerman E.U.B. Church in South Webster, Ohio; the Slocum E.U.B. Church in Sciotoville, Ohio; the Pontions E.U.B. Church, the Morris E.U.B. Church, the Dresbach E.U.B. Church and the Ringgold E.U.B. Church, which are all in Circleville, Ohio; the Jacksonville E.U.B. Church and the Glouster E.U.B. Church, which are both in Jacksonville, Ohio; and the Reese Station E.U.B. Church in Columbus, Ohio. Rev. Crace is survived by his wife, Faye (Mitchem) Crace of Rubyville, Ohio; two sons, Roger Crace of Ashland, Kentucky, and David Crace of Ashland, Kentucky; three daughters, Debbie Waddell of Ashland, Kentucky, Becky Crace of Ashland, Kentucky, and Vicky Jarvis of Ashland, Kentucky; a step-son, Roger Russ of South Webster, Ohio; two step-daughters Teresa Yates of South Webster, Ohio, and Rhonda McClintic of South Webster, Ohio; a brother, Kenneth Crace of Oscada, Michigan; two sisters, Virginia Brown of Piketon, Ohio, and Carolyn Sargent of Lexington, Kentucky; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Gertie Crace in 1977; and an infant daughter, Patricia Gail Crace in 1950. The family's favorite charity is the Rubyville Community Church building fund, 5365 State Route 139, Portsmouth, OH 45662. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at the Rubyville Community Church in Rubyville, Ohio, with the Rev. Bob Kline, the Rev. Roy Willis and the Rev. Calvin Ray Evans officiating. Burial will be in the South Webster Cemetery in South Webster, Ohio. Friends may call at the Rubyville Community Church in Rubyville, Ohio, from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6 until 9 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 1997, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, June 17, 1997. The arrangements are being handled by the Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 152, Minford, OH 45653-0152. Telephone (614) 820-2331. 

DAVIDSON, ANNA M. - age 88, of Harriman, died June 14, 1997. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Monday, June 16, 1997, at Davis Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday in Emory Heights Cemetery. Davis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

FITZGERALD, FRED D. - age 83, of Corryton, passed away Saturday, June 14, 1997, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Member of Carter Road Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Iva Mae Fitzgerald; and son, Dennis Fitzgerald. Survivors: daughters, Geraldine Knight of Knoxville and Katherine Greer of Kingston Springs; sons, Paul Fitzgerald of Mt. Juliet, Bill Fitzgerald of Nashville, and Ronnie Vance of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Fairview Cemetery for a graveside service 1 p.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

GREENLEE, CARROLL - age 73, of Route 4, Rutledge, died suddenly at 1:02 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 15, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a prominent farmer in Grainger County and was a member of the Central Point Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Velma Greenlee; father, Charlie Greenlee; and brother, Fain Greenlee. Survivors include his sons, Jackie Boatman of the home and Roger Allen Boatman of Rutledge; mother, Stella Greenlee of Rutledge; brothers and sisters-in-law, Millard and Frances Greenlee of Rutledge, R.M. Greenlee of Rutledge, T.H. Greenlee of Rutledge, Preston and Dorothy Greenlee of Rutledge, Vaughn Greenlee of Rutledge, Alvin and Marsha Greenlee of Rutledge, Garland and Gladys Greenlee of Rutledge, J. Harold and Debbie Greenlee of Etowah; sister and brother-in-law, Anna Belle and P. E. Smith of Rutledge; sister-in-law, Hilda Greenlee of Rutledge; special friend, Myrtle Hickey of Rutledge; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 17, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Rev. Marvin Phillips, Rev. Gary Satterfield and Rev. Ernest Greene officiating. Military graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, June 18, 1997, in the Central Point Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening prior to services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

HENDERSON, ELIZABETH DeARMOND - age 77, died Friday, June 13, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. Beloved wife of the late Earl A. Henderson. She was the dear mother of Nancy and Ronnie Hamilton, Earl and Claudia Henderson, all of Knoxville, and Earline and Dale Johnston of Tonawanda, NY. Also survived by brother, Albert DeArmond; sister, Maxine McGill; grandchildren, Amy and Travis Henderson, Ron and Susan Hamilton; many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Highland South Cemetery, Rev. Eddie Kitts officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills), 573-7300. 

HENDERSON, NAOMI GOINS - our ''Granny,'' born Sept. 30, 1916, was called home to be with Jesus from the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge on June 14, 1997. She has joined her husband, Condie Henderson (died July 11, 1960); son, Alvis McArthur Henderson (Sept. 8, 1995); daughter, Alta Lee Henderson (infant); and brothers, Albert Carden Goins and John Lee Goins. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Mary Lou Wiese, Kathleen Cardwell and husband Doyle T., and Anne Lee Elkins and husband James C., all of Clinton; sons, Charles C. Henderson and wife Frances L., William R. Henderson, Ronald W. Henderson, and Jerry L. Henderson and wife Loretta F., all of Clinton; sisters, Ollie Mae Waller, Mattie Elizebeth Purkey, Bessie Norman and Sarah Martin and husband Don; granddaughters, Connie Kelly, Tammy Christie, Dwan Wallace, Kim Richards, Patti Oubre, Lisa Miller, Susan Jacks, Alieshia Monday; grandsons, Steve Henderson, Doug Henderson, Mitchel Elkins, Shannon Cardwell; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Clinton. She enjoyed life and spending time with her family and friends. But most of all, she enjoyed being ''Granny.'' Funeral services will be 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 1997, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the Rev. George Williams officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Overton Cemetery in Clinton. 

HICKEY, WALTER B. (ROD) - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away June 15, 1997, at his home. Member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Retired from Avondale Farms after 42 years. Survivors: wife, Mary E. Hickey; daughters, Jean Moore, Philyis Henry, Karren McCarter; daughters and sons-in-law, Darline and Tim Naves, Peggy and Kenny Corum, Leslie and Dewayne Leonard; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ona Beal; brother, Rev. Robert L. Hickey; several nieces and nephews. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Hubert Bunch officiating. Interment Caledonia Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bobby Hickey, Stacy McCarter, Tim Naves, Dewayne Leonard, Steven McCarter, Freddie Beal. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

MANSON, ELLEN TAYLOR - of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died June 15, 1997, after a brief illness. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal, the Junior League of Chattanooga, and the Lookout Mountain Garden Club. She was twice president of the Little Miss Mag Day Nursery and a founding member of the Thirsty Thursdays and the Dolphin Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, Judge George Caldwell Taylor and Luetta Gregg Taylor of Knoxville; and her husband, Dr. Tim Manson. Survivors include a son, Tim Joseph Manson, III; a daughter, Taylor Manson Watson, both of Lookout Mountain; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga, with the Rev. John Talbird and the Rev. Perry Scruggs officiating. The family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal, or the Little Miss Mag Day Nursery. Arrangements by Wann Funeral Home, Chattanooga. 

MARSH, PHIL H. - age 74, went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening June 14, 1997, at UT Hospital. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. Preceded in death by father, Frank, and mother, Ethel Marsh. Member of the DAV and New Fellowship Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Irma; and former wife, Dolores F. and husband Everette J. Rodgers; sons, Donald R. and wife Judy A. Marsh, Michael H. Marsh; daughters, Phyllis L. Campbell, Brenda F. and husband James A. Jenkins, Sondra A. Horton, Donald E. McCarley, Darlene and husband, Doug Forrester; brothers, Jimmy and wife Bea Marsh, Frank and wife Dot Marsh; sisters, Katherine Hughett, Lillian and husband Howard Isbel, Florence and husband Cal Staley, Violet and husband Charles Parsley, Betty Jones; step-children Debra and husband John Goodwin, Donna McCarley, Danny McCarley and Denise McCarty; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Pastor Brian Murphy officiating. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

McMAHON, GEORGE J. - age 82, formerly of Rome, Ga., passed away June 14, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. Retired from General Electric. Member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rome, Ga., and Elfun Society. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Pattye and Tom Barnes, Knoxville, Mary Alice and Ron Krysiek, Fountain Hills, Ariz., Sheila and Bob McConnell, Marietta, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Paula McMahon, San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Mary Beth Maddox, Tom Barnes, Jr., Kelli McConnell, Natalie McConnell and Kenna McConnell; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Mel Godfrey, Florida; sister, Marie Guzzy, Dalton, Mass. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rome, Ga. Interment Oaknoll Gardens, Rome, Ga. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Daniels Funeral Home in Rome, Ga. 

MILLER, HELEN R. - age 66, of Knoxville, passed away June 13, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Survived by sons, Jimmy Inman, Sherrill Miller; grandson, Jamey Inman; brothers, Johnny Inman, Earl Inman; sister, Marion Mingie; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rose Broadway Chapel, with Rev. Ray Ridgeway officiating. Interment Stock Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

PARTAIN, LEON P. - age 74, of Athens, died Saturday night at the Life Care Center of Athens. A lifelong resident of McMinn Co., he was a son of the late Mitchell and Ethel Hammonds Partain. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bertye Hayes Partain. He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Phillips Electronics as a sales representative. He served in the US Air Force during WWII and was a member of the VFW. Surviving are two sisters, Lucile Snyder and Imogene Myers, both of Knoxville; one brother, Lewis M. Partain, Athens; two nephews; one niece. Graveside funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at McMinn Memory Gardens. There will be no visitation. Smith Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of arrangements. 

PHILLIPS, ARNOLD A. - age 81, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at the family home. He was retired from Container Corporation. Preceded in death by wife, Bennie Phillips in 1995. Survivors: daughters, Diane Phillips, Brenda Phillips; sons, Gary and Bobby Phillips; step-children, John Phillips and Barbara Brown; grandchildren, Lisa and Michael Phillips. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel with Rev. Henry Wright officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at McCarty's Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for the interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Rd. 

RAMEY, FRANKLIN LAMAR ''FRANK'' - age 72, of Knoxville, died Friday, June 13, 1997. Member of Farragut Presbyterian Church where he served as elder, coordinator for men's fellowship, Shepherd Leader, and active in Mobile Meals. Retired from U.S. Military and U.S. Civil Service. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Tricia Lyn Whitaker; one brother, Gerald Ramey; and two sisters, Phyllis Van Tress and Cora McKinnis. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Deena Brown Ramey of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cheryl Ramey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie K. and Mark Billings of Gifford, Ill., Jaryl Wonder of Colorado Springs, Colo., Teri and Ron Dix of Knoxville, Sheri Fletcher of Panama City, Fla., Lisa and Danny Hoch of Clearwater, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Audrey Ramey of Lafayette, Ind.; sister, Mrs. Joe (Kay) Daugherty of Tulsa, Okla.; several nieces and nephews. Celebration of life service 7 p.m. Monday at Farragut Presbyterian Church with Rev. Judson Shaw officiating. Family and friends will meet at Edgewood Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Monday for a 2 p.m. graveside and interment service with full military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Family requests memorials be made to Farragut Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 209 Jamestown Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37922. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

RILEY, CLAUDE JR. - of North Knoxville, died suddenly 5:33 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Family and friends will meet 1:30 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary to leave in procession for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Louis Ketron officiating. Pallbearers: L.E. Wagner, Ronnie Snyder, Tim Hobbs, Chuck Winstead, Joe and Mark Riley. Family and friends may call at their convenience at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

SHARP, LINNIE GENEVA GRIFFIN - age 83, of North Knoxville, passed away Saturday, June 14, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Wilbert Sharp; son, William O. Sharp; daughters, Marie Sharp and Oreace Anderson. Survived by daughters, Euna Duke of Indiana, Wilma Nash, Macel Picca and Edra Booker, all of Knoxville; sons, Stanley Sharp of Knoxville, Boyd Anderson of Texas and Edward Anderson of Virginia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a special niece, Merle Parker; several others nieces and nephews. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary and proceed to Huckleberry Springs Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment. Rev. William Miller and Rev. Kendall Melton officiating. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

SILER, PAUL J. - age 76, passed away Saturday, June 14, 1997, at his home in Powell. Mr. Siler was a retired postal carrier. He is survived by wife, Louise K. Siler; son, Monty R. Siler; grandchild, Laura Siler; great-grandchild, Sabrina Siler; sister, Lela Anderson; and several cousins. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Billy Baker will be officiating. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are with Highland Memorial Funeral Home (588-0567). 

THOMAS, GEORGE MELTON - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, June 14, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital after a brief illness. Raised in Jefferson and Cocke counties, yet resided in Knox County for over 40 years. Retired from Union Carbide and Allie Chemical. Preceded in death by father and mother, Toliver B. and Josephine Dodson Thomas; son, Ronald George Thomas; sisters, Elizabeth and Mary Lou Thomas, Lillie Henry and Ina Freshour; brothers, Walter, Murray, Burnett, Bobby and Billie Joe Thomas. Survivors: devoted wife of 50 years, Sue Harper Thomas, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Joy Thomas, Florida; son, Chris Thomas, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Kathy Thomas, Maryville; son, Dan Thomas, Knoxville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Marie Thomas, Parrottsville, Toliver and Marion Thomas, White Pine; sister, Willie Mae Thomas, Clinton; sisters-in-law, Mabel Thomas, Newport, Eulala Thomas, Knoxville, Wanda Thomas, Jefferson City; grandchildren, Brandon and Cortney Thomas, Will and Laine Thomas; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at the Manes Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Charles Starks officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 1997, in Union Cemetery, Newport, Tenn. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral. Manes, Newport, in charge. 

WEBB, CATHERINE (KATE) - age 89, of the Oral Community, Lenoir City, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 15, 1997, at the Ft. Sanders Loudon Hospital. She was a member of the Oral Baptist Church. Survivors: several cousins. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hawkins Chapel. Interment in Lenoir City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Hawkins Mortuary, Lenoir City. 

WHEDBEE, GEORGIA E. - age 81, of Fountain City, died 7:53 a.m. Sunday, June 15, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Central Baptist Church, Fountain City, for about 70 years and the Mary Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband, Walter E. Whedbee; parents, George and Rosaozela Fraker; sisters, Helen Louise King and Myrtle Bounds. Retired cafeteria manager with the Knoxville City School System. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Glen Moore; son and daughter-in-law, George and Carolyn Whedbee; grandchildren, Tracey Long, Kaye Whedbee, Jeff Gann, Loree Chadderdon and Tommy Gann; five great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Herman Spurgeon; brother, Grant E. Fraker; nieces, Barbara Burkhart, Judy Condry, Nancy Matheny; nephew, Jack Fraker, all of Knoxville; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Monday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers: Jeff Gann, Jack and Jackie Fraker, Ron Burkhart, Terry Collier and Richard Guinn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Library Fund, Central Baptist Church, Fountin City, 5364 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

WHITTINGTON, DORIS ANN - age 89, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 13, 1997, at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ebb and Alice Whittington; daughter, Jo Ann Rogers of Flint, Mich. She is survived by her daughter, Deloise Hagler of Knoxville; grandchildren, James (Evelyn) of Knoxville, Saundra (Michael) Hurston of Knoxville, Stanley (Wanda) Lyons of Flint, Mich., Patricia Johnson of Flint, Mich., Sherry (Currvie) Burton of Texas, Bobbi (Michael) Bradshaw of Flint, Mich.; 17 great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Highland South Chapel. Interment service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Highland South Cemetery. The family will also be receiving friends Monday and Tuesday at the home of daughter, Deloise Hagler, 1404 Holman Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills), 573-7300. 

WORLEY, PHYLLIS - age 55, passed away Saturday, June 14, 1997, at UT Hospital. Mrs. Worley was a member of Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Minnie Pressley; and brothers, Gordon, Calvin and Henry Lee Pressley. She is survived by husband, Gary Worley, Knoxville; sons, John and Phillip Worley, Knoxville; sisters, Bobbie Dalton and her husband Earl, Mt. Carmel, Ill., Barbara Pressley, Morristown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Charlotte Pressley, Morristown, Ronnie and Ann Pressley, Morristown, Jimmy D. and Dot Pressley, Smyrna, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Highland Memorial Chapel. Pastor Bryce D. Justice will be officiating. Interment will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are with Highland Memorial Funeral Home (588-0567).

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