Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ANDERSON, JESSIE L. - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away
June 15, 1997. She was of the Holiness faith. Survived by mother, Nellie
Phillips of Knoxville, Tenn.; half-brothers, Roy Phillips of Knoxville,
Tenn., Brian E. Phillips and wife, Janice of Knoxville, Tenn., Lemmie Warrens
of Dandridge, Tenn.; brother, William B. Phillips of Knoxville, Tenn. half-sisters,
Juanita Hurst of Knoxville, Tenn., Wanda Bullen of Seymour, Tenn., Gertrude
Huskey of Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law,
Brenda S. Phillips of Knoxville, Tenn. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday,
at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Rev. Lee Lawson officiating. Family and
friends will meet at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery at
1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315
Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
GANN, ARCHIBALD MAJOR ''A.M.'' - passed away Saturday, June 14, 1997, in a local nursing Home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rossville and the Men's Bible Class. He was a retired real estate broker and owner of A.M. Gann Realty. Survivors are wife, Lottie B. Gann; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Anglea Gann of Rossville; brother, Wayune Gann of Smartville, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Anne Reed of Estes Park, Colo,. and Mrs. Ruby Wilson of Etowah, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Funeral Home South Crest Chapel and at the graveside in Westview Cemetery in Sweetwater, Tenn. at 3 p.m. with Dr. Paul Frick and Rev. Don Givens officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial gifts to Alzheimer's Association of Chattanooga or the First Baptist Church of Rossville. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home.
GENTRY, MATTIE ANN WHEELER - age 85, was born September 15, 1911, in Cookeville to the late Amos Lytton and Claudia Ann (Ragland) Wheeler and died June 16, 1997, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born in Jackson County, Tenn. She was a homemaker. Member of the Cane Creek Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, J.T. Gentry; son-in-law, Lou Harrod; two sisters, Eva Carter and Flora Carter; three brothers, O.C. Wheeler, Virgil Wheeler and Comer Wheeler. Funeral service in the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at 2 p.m. Visitation Tuesday evening 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Revs. Bob Peek, John Shepherd, Alton Garrard, Leonard Apple and Jackie Wheeler officiating. Pallbearers, grandsons. Honorary pallbearers: Nephews aned special friends. Survivors: four daughters and three sons-in-law, Willodene and Bob Peek, Knoxville, Polly and Leonard Apple, Cookeville, Elise and John Shepherd, Knoxville, Tenn., Jo Ann Harrod, Cookeville; two brothers, J.B. Wheeler, Cookeville, William Wheeler, Bloomington Springs, Tenn.; sisters, Aline Flatt, Cookeville; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made in care of Cane Creek Baptist Church to be given to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and/or Gideon Bibles. Arrangements by Whitson Funeral Home, 30 N. Dixie Avenue, Cookeville, Tennessee 615 526-2151.
GIPSON, ANNIE - of 1156 West New Street, passed away Monday June 16th., 1997, at UT Hospital. Funeral arrangements incomplete and will be annouced later by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
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.
HARVEY, MR. EDWARD - age 72, of Rockwood, passed away Sunday, June 15th, at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. He was retired and former owner and operator of Peggy Ann Wrecker and Repair Service. U.S. Navy Combat Veteran of World War II, member of Mountain View Church of Christ, Rockwood Lodge #403 F.& A.M., Alhambra Shrine Club, Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by first wife, Mary L. (Doodle) Harvey in 1983 and parents, Elbert and Karlene Harvey. He is survived by wife, Gretchen C. Harvey, Rockwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Arlene and Mark Brown, Rockwood, Sis and Charles Aiken, Rockwood, Charlotte Long, Atlanta, Ga.; stepdaughters, Frankie Lewis and Esther Roberts, both of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; brother, Curtis Harvey, Austin, Texas; sister, Katherine Bush, Knoxville. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, June 17th, at 8 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. William L. Smith and Rev. Douglas Crowder officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Roane Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard. The family of Mr. Edward Harvey will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.
HATMAKER, CLAUDE E. - age 77, of Knoxville, died 11:35 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Charter member and trustee of Faithway Baptist Church. Veteran of WWII, a Kentucky Colonel and owner of AAA Construction Company. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Gladys R. Hatmaker; daughter, Judy Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Tammy Hatmaker; grandchildren, Angie Inman, David Hill, Rachel, Michael, and Abigail Hatmaker; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Andrew, and Austin Inman, all of Knoxville; sisters, Cora Cox, Jacksboro, Tenn., Mary Watson, Mitchie, Ind.; many, many, nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Rick Passmore officiating. Family and friends will meet Wednesday at Stevens Mortuary at 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers will be Deacons of Faithway Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Building Fund at Faithway Baptist Church, 4402 Crippen Road, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
HETRICK, MRS. LESSIE TURNER - age 85, of Knoxville, formerly of Jackson, Miss., died 6:56 a.m. Monday, June 16, 1997, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. Member of Alta Woods United Methodist Church in Jackson, Miss. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. John Harold Hetrick. Survivors: sons, John Harold Hetrick, Jr., Atlanta, Ga., Robert Hugh Hetrick, Longview, Texas, Gilbert Harvey Hetrick, Arlington, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Thomas H. and Linda Hetrick, Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; brother, Robert Turner, Jackson, Miss. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Jackson, Miss. Local arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
HIESTAND, MARY TELFORD - age 76, of Knoxville, formerly of Salem, Ill., passed away Sunday, June 15, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. She attended First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Darvin Hiestand. Survivors: daughter and her husband, Jan and Ray Phillips, Knoxville; son and his wife, Rod and Sue Hiestand, Mason, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason Phillips, Jeff and Brandi Hiestand. Funeral service will be held in Salem, Ill. Arrangements by Funeral Concepts, 4433 Kingston Pike, phone 212-0044.
LATTIMORE, GAINES KEITH - of Philadephia, Pa., formerly of Knoxville, entered into enternal rest June 13th., 1997. He was son of the late Charles Lattimore and the late Ethel Armstrong Lattimore Tipps. Preceded in death by wife and brothers, Iva Taylor Lattimore and brothers, Thomas and George Franklin Lattimore. He leaves to cherish his memory, children, Mary Frances Wright, Charlotte Taylor, William (Deborah) Lattimore, Sandra Lattimore, Fredia (Willie J.) Johnson, James Anthony (Paula) Lattimore, Leonard Elmore Lattimore; stepdaughter, Alma Ruth (Calvin) Bigsby; nine grandchildren, Troy, Cornell, Anika, Makeba, Demetricus, Janall, Danielle, Totiana, Anyia; five great-grandchildren, Elijah, Ivana, Ishan, Darriell, Malic; two brothers, Clifford and Charles Lattimore; sisters-in-law, Thelma, Elsie, Jennie Lattimore, Alma Taylor, Della Minor. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:30 until 7 p.m. at Jarnigan's Chapel with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Leroy Franklin eulogist. Assisted by other ministers. Interment to be held 11 a.m. Thursday at High Top Cemetery, Strawberry Plains. The family will assemble at the home of Mary Francis Wright, 126 Van Gilder St. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
LOWE, PATTY - age 40, of Oneida, passed away Sunday evening at the U.T. Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, on March 9th., 1957, and is the daughter of Ervin and Clolene Sexton Jeffers. She was preceded in death by one sister, Kimberly Sue Jeffers; grandparents, Kermit and Hannah Sexton and Arthur and Betty Jeffers and uncle, Steven Kent Sexton. She was a member of Pentecost Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Denny Lowe; one daughter, Lesley Phillips; grandson, Dallan Patrick Phillips; father and mother, Ervin and Clolene Jeffers; one sister, Beverly Manning and husband, Stuart; nephew, Douglas Manning; special relatives uncle, Dennis Sexton, Aunt Carolyn Smith; father and mother-in-law, Roland and Maudie Lowe, sister-in-law, Loretta Sherritze and husband, Earl, brother-in-law, Dwayne Lowe and wife, Carol; nephews, Travis and Blake Lowe, cousin, Tracy Miller and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Pentecost Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Laxton and Rev. Delmer Keeton officiating. The Keifer Goad Family will sing. Burial will be in the Sexton Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at West-Murley Funeral Home. West-Murley Fuenral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Patty Jeffers Lowe, Oneida, Tenn.
MANIS, WENDELL - age 52, of Maryville, died Sunday, June 15, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Effie Manis; brother, Blane Manis. Survivors include: his wife, Charlotte Manis of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Hope and Mike Owens of Dandridge, Buffy and Junior Andes, Kathy and John Roberts, Bonnie and Jimmy White; daughter, Darlene Best, all of Maryville; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Don Manis of Knoxville, Delmer Manis of Evansville, Ind.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Ray and Sally Manis of Streamwood, Ill., Melvin and Janice Manis of Knoxville, Eddie and Ruth Manis of Hanover Park, Ill.; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Jack King of Seymour; sister, Bonnie Williams of Maryville; sister-in-law, Eula Mae Manis of Norwood, Ohio; aunt, Frankie Vess of Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronald Morton officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Russell Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
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 E. 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.
McGHEE, JUANITA - age 87, of Alcoa, passed away Monday morning at Blount Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foothills Funeral Home, Maryville.
NANCE, LON TERRELL, JR. - 80, of the Marlow Community, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at the Farragut Health Care Center. Veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Army. Retired from Union Carbide Corp./Y-12. Member of the First United Methodist Church, 50 year member of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, and member of the Oak Ridge Senior Center. Preceded in death by wife, Jennie Elizabeth Nance, April 25, 1994. Survived by son, David Arthur Nance of Brachland, W.Va.; daughter, Marjorie Nance Skipper and husband, Franklin of Clinton, Tenn.; brother, Ralph Nance and wife, Esda of Hixon, Tenn.; sister, Rosa Lea Nance Kyker and husband, Franklin of Philadelphia, Tenn.; grandchildren, David Skipper and wife, Maria of Oak Ridge and Angie Skipper Allen and husband, Max of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandson, Andrew Dillon Skipper of Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service are Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Kenneth Henderlight officiating. Burial in Anderson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 18, 1997, from noon to 2 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
NEELY, JOYCE GILBERT - age 67, of the West Haven area, passed away 11:50 a.m. Monday, June 16, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center after a long illness with scleraderma. She was a Baptist and a long time member of the Republican Party. Survivors: husband of 48 years, Floyd Neely; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Ernest (Gene) Goins, Cathy and James R. Rader, Myra and Stanley Smith; grandsons and wife, Thomas E. and Jeana Vineyard, Germany; grandsons, Anthony (Tony) Rader, Atlanta; Joey Smith, Knoxville; granddaughter, Desiree' (D.D.) Smith, Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Tyler Vineyard, Germany; step-grandchildren, Cindy McClancy, Cody and Kenny Goins; step-great-granddaughters, Neely and Samantha McClancy; sisters, Icia Murray of Indiana, Tricie Parsons of California, Clacie Boatman and Lucinda and (Jo) White, both of Knoxville; several special sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Dewey Rayley officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at New Gray Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home.
PURKEY, JERRY TAYLOR - age 91, of Louisville, passed away Monday morning, June 16, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by his first wife, Etta Cagle Purkey; and three of their children, Verlin, Ruben, and Venus Purkey; and sisters, Annis Boring and Eva Cooper. Survivors: wife, Gladys Walker Purkey and her six children, who are much appreciated for their genuine care and love; daughter and son-in-law, Laverne and Don Carpenter of Louisville; daughter-in-law, Martha Purkey of Friendsville; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Steve and Dee Carpenter of Louisville; grandson, Hank Purkey of Friendsville; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Carpenter of Louisville and Dylan Purkey of Coker Creek; brother and sister-in-law, Sherman and Minnie Purkey of Maryville; and five nieces. Memorial service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Middlesettlements United Methodist Church, 2729 Middlesettlements Road, Maryville, TN 37801, Rev. Charles McKinney officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shady Grove Cemetery for graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 7-7:45 p.m. Tuesday at Middlesettlements United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to Middlesettlements UMC Memorial Fund, 2729 Middlesettlements Road, Maryville, TN 37801, Shady Grove Cemetery Association, c/o Eva D. Johnston, 4209 Miser Station Road, Louisville, TN 37777. Friends may call at their convenience 10-5 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
RIDENOUR, HELEN OLIVER - age 82, of Halls, passed away June 15, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survived by children, Janice Hatmaker of Andersonville, Tommy Ridenour of Sommerville, S.C., David Ridenour of Knoxville, Jennie Hodges of Kodak, June Hammons and Lois McMillan of Halls; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Keller of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Irene Oliver of Knoxville and Mildred Hemphill of Powell. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home, 10 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside service at 11 a.m., Rev. Charles Harkleroad officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
RUSSELL, FLOYD - age 79, passed away Saturday, June 14, 1997. He is survived by wife, Anna Lee Russell; brothers, Hugh, Ed, and Charles Russell; sisters, Mary Lee Clenninger and Betty Joe Etherton; many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Graveside service Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7 until 9 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-9567.
STAFFORD, AMOS HARDIN - age 70, of 7776 Washington Pike, Philadelphia, passed away Sunday evening, June 15, 1997, at Loudon Hospital. He was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church. Retired from Maremont. A veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by parents, Rev. James M. Stafford, Sr. and Gladys Walker Stafford; brother, J.M. Stafford, Jr.; sisters, Betty Stafford Hartzog and Mary Stafford Lavin. Survivors: wife, Pauline Bivens Stafford; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Dewey William ''Bill'' Ayers of Sweetwater, Mary Jo and Larry Manis of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Mary Jane Greene and husband, Clinton, Kevin Shane, Justin Dale Manis, Pam, Jr., and Sally Ayers; great-grandchild, Jacob Bradley Greene; stepmother, Golda Hardin Stafford; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Joe Caldwell and Rev. Clint Riddle officiating. Interment Lake View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
STYLES, SPENCER BRIANNA - one years old, of 4709 Skyline Drive, flew with the angels on Saturday, June 14, 1997, at UT Hospital. She leaves to rejoice her home going, devoted parents, Andre and Venus Wright Styles; brother, Golden; sister, Colette; grandparents, James, Sr. and Rosetta Styles, Marvin and Catherine Wright; great-grandmother, Mrs. Edna Patterson; godmother, Deborah White; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends; special friends to include, Charlotte Coffer, Sanford Miller, Gale Easler, Angela Sims, Neleen Starrett. And a special thanks to the nurses at MedCenter Home Health. Friends may call Tuesday, at the mortuary, from 4-8 p.m. at their convenience. The family will be at the home 4709 Skyline Drive. Graveside service to be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, Brown Mountain Cemetery, Rev. Joseph Smith officiating. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
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 Allied 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.
UNDERWOOD, GLADYS LOUISE - of 159 Athens Road, Oak Ridge, Tenn., departed this life, Sunday, June 15, 1987, at U.T. Hospital. She was a daughter of the late William and Sally Louise Allen Turner. She leaves to mourn her passing sons, Reginald and Aaron Underwood of Clinton, Tenn.; sisters, Regina Smith, Oak Ridge, Renaldo Bledsoe, Wilma Starks, both of Nashville; brothers, Melvin and Albert Turner of Clinton, Sam and Alpha Turner of California; sisters-in-law, Unafaye and Nancy Turner; many devoted friends to include, devoted foster mother, Rev. Hattie Washington and Kelly King; uncle, Douglas Allen of Florida; and a host of nieces and nephews and a many cousin and many friends. The body may be view at Jarnigan's Mortuary Tuesday after 2 p.m. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. at the chapel of Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens. Funeral service will follow at the chapel at 1 p.m., Rev. Hattie Washington, eulogist, assisted by other ministers. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
VILES, DANIEL R. ''DANNY'' VILES - age 57, died peacefully at his home in Lake City, Sunday, June 15, 1997. He was born September 18, 1939, in Lake City. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City. He was a United States Army Veteran and well-known in the area for his masonry work. Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Josephine Bennett Viles; grandparents, Frank and Annie Bennett and John and Amanda Viles; special cousin, Jerry Bennett. Survivors: daughter, Stacy LeAnn Williams, Lake City; sisters, Patricia Kerrigan, Nashville, Brenda Goodman, Lake City; brother, Billy Viles, Lake City; brother and sister-in-law, Charles ''Buddy'' and Shirley Viles, Jacksboro; aunts, Libby Tudor, Knoxville, Lilly Butcher, Lake City; niece, Jody Krech, Franklin; special friend, Nancy Hill, Nashville. Pallbearers will be nephews, Jason Ross Goodman, Bill Kerrigan, Patrick Kerrigan, Michael Kerrigan, Neal Viles, and Bryan Viles. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends, Dennie Goodman, Bob Hatmaker, Jim Sharp, Bill White, Eddie Edwards, Neal Walters, and a very special cousin, Donnie Bennett. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at First Baptist Church of Lake City with funeral service following at 8 p.m. with Rev. Brian Courtney officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 1997, in Island Home Cemetery. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements.
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. Wednesday in the Hawkins Chapel, Rev. Richard Turbeville and Rev. Tony Bandy officiating. Interment in Lenoir City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday 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. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. 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, Fountain City, 5364 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37918. Arrangements by 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 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.