Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BAKER, CARLUS ''BUD'' - age 77, died Monday, June 16, 1997,
at V.A. Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. He was an Army veteran of
WWII. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Family and friends
will meet 2 p.m. Thursday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville for
graveside service and interment with military honors. The family will receive
friends 11-12 noon Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
COLEMAN, BEULAH MILLER - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church and Knoxville Chapter #69 O.E.S. Preceded in death by husband, Harold Coleman; son-in-law, Bill Keller; parents, Marrison and Mary Jane Miller; and brother, Archie Miller. Survivors: daughter, Evelyn Keller, Knoxville; granddaughters and husbands, Sarah and Rocky Brewer, Atlanta, Sandra and Chip Russell, Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Alan and Alex Brewer, Andrew Billingsley, Olivia Russell; nieces, Bonnie Mullen and Betty Abbott; nephew, George Miller. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Rose Chapel, Rev. David Lawrence officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Rocky Brewer, Chip Russell, William Sartin, Charles Watson, Jr., George and Chip Miller. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Women's Society, Oakwood United Methodist Church, 334 E. Burwell Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
CREW, HELEN MOORE - age 66, of Sweetwater, passed away suddenly Monday evening, June 16, 1997, in an automobile accident. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Aaron and Pauline White Moore. Survivors: husband, William Crew of Sweetwater; children and spouses, Billy and Tina Crew of Lenoir City, Sheredia Gail Bigler of Sevierville, Janice Tice of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Adam and Sierra Crew of Lenoir City, Cheryl and Billy Crew of Knoxville, William Alan Harris of Fort Hood, Texas, Jason Lee Harris of Clanton, Alabama, Carrie Cargile of Portland, Oregon; great-grandchild, Christian Leigh Harris; brothers, Gene Moore of Lenoir City, James and George Moore of Oak Ridge, David Moore of Chatsworth, Georgia, Richard Moore of Middletown, Ohio, Lynn Hood of Monticello, Alabama, Curtis Claxton of Louisville, Kentucky; sister, Mary Hood of Monticello, Alabama; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
DILL, F. ALLEN - age 85, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997. Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for 30 years, serving both as trustee and on the board of sessions. Employed by TVA for 42 years as budget director and accountant for administrative services. Mr. Dill was an avid golfer and bridge player. Preceded in death by his parents, T.J. and Alice Dill; five brothers and one sister. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn H. Dill; two children, Dr. Stephen H. Dill and wife Noel, Jackie Fisher and husband Ray; grandchildren, Gavin Hunter, Kathryn Whitney Dill, Keith Allen DeLong and wife Marla, Stephanie DeLong Hardesty and husband Kile, and Kristen E. Fisher; great-grandchildren, Jordan Kathryn and Griffin DeLong, Allyn Ann and Kile Hardesty; one brother, Fletcher Dill and wife Peggy of Portsmouth, Va. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Friedrich J. Schilling Jr. officiating. The family will greet friends following service at the church. Private graveside service Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
FARNHAM, JOHN L. - age 82, of Harriman, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Roane Medical Center. He was a member of the Roane Street Church of Christ, Kiwanis Club of Roane County, Babahatchie Community Band, a veteran of WWII having served in the 8th Air Force in England, and member of American Legion Post #53, was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Richardson Farnham; and sisters, Elizabeth Farnham and Madge Farnham Shelley. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Evan Hudson of Fayetteville; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Lynn Farnham of Harriman; sister, Hilda Farnham Moss of Smyrna, Ga.; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert M. and Ada Farnham of Oak Ridge; brother, T.C. Farnham of Maryville; grandchildren, Beth Hudson, Donna Farnham, Melynda Farnham and Katy Farnham; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman, Brother Freeman Hicks officiating. Graveside service and interment 11 a.m. Friday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.
GODDARD, ARCHIE - age 64, of Harriman, passed away Sunday, June 15, 1997, at the U.T. Hospital, Knoxville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Black Diamond Lodge No. 628 of Petros. Survivors: daughter, Karen Foster of Petros; son, Kevin Goddard of Harriman; son-in-law, Jeff Foster of Petros; sisters, Thelma Frazier of Florida, Audrey McNeally of Pennsylvania, Ruth Underwood of Loudon; brothers, Arnold Goddard of Florida, Pete Goddard of Texas, Johnny Goddard of Georgia; grandson, Brandon Foster. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Masonic Service, Reverend Don Moore and Rev. Jim West officiating. Graveside service with full military honors and interment 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Petros Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.
GRAY, MYRTLE E. - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday morning at Baptist Hospital. Preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Emma Hancock; husband, Milton Gray; one brother and three sisters. Survivors: sisters, Leona Ammons, Knoxville, Fannie Patterson, Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 10:45 p.m. Thursday at Pollards Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Marvin Hayes officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Wednesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
HALL, MRS. MARY ELIZABETH - of 4016 Acron Drive, departed this life June 16, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. She was the widow of Jeff Hall. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
HAYES, MR. JOHN PAUL - age 75, of 1365 W. Hwy. 139 (Deep Springs Community) Dandridge, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Monday evening, June 16, 1997, at Mariner Health Center of Newport following an extended illness. Member of the Deep Springs Baptist Church, veteran of WWII and was a self employed master plumber. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Alma Scott Cox Hayes of Dandridge; sons and daughters-in-law, George Lynn and Glenda Hayes of Knoxville, Larry and Becky Hayes of Maryville; son, Wayne Hayes of North Carolina; stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Parks of Greenfield, Ind.; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Hancock of Knoxville; brothers, George Hayes of Kodak, Glenn (Bud) Hayes of Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Wednesday 8 p.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Ben Knight and Rev. Herb Jones officiating. Interment graveside services, Thursday, 11 a.m. at Balch Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 6 to 8 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
HOLTZCLAW, C. MARVIN (DADO) - age 67, of Fountain City, passed away Tuesday morning at UT Medical Center. He was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church where he served as teacher, lay leader, chairman of finance committee, chairman of staff-parrish committee, chairman of food service committee, past chairman of the official board, and member of the Chancel Choir. He was a member of Bright Hope Lodge #557 F&AM. He was a charter member and past president of North Knoxville Rotary Club. He was executive vice president of Richmond Dry Goods. He was honored in 1995 as Fountain City Man of the Year. Survived by wife of 47 years, Quincy G. (Nonnie) Holtzclaw; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Rob White, Jr.; son, Marvin Craig Holtzclaw; granddaughter, Hanley White; grandson, Travis White, all of Knoxville; sisters, Dorlas McDowell, Kingsport, Betty Young, Kingsport, Joann Seaver, Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Earl Holtzclaw, Kingsport, Darrell Holtzclaw, Nashville, Ronnie Holtzclaw, Kingsport; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday, Fountain City United Methodist Church with Rev. William Kilday, Dr. E. A. Eldridge and Mr. William Mordecai officiating. Friends will meet 11 a.m. Friday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for entombment services with Dr. Dan Kelly and Rev. Kim Isley officiating. Active pallbearers: Charles Potts, Vernon Hueser, Mike Hueser, George Taylor, Bob Slack, Dr. Bill Cloud, Cecil Kelly, Travis White. Honorary pallbearers will be members of North Knoxville Rotary Club, the Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class, the Christian Homebuilders Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund, Backyard Mission Fund or Forward in Faith Fund at Fountain City United Methodist Church, 212 Hotel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the funeral service. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
HURD, M.K. - age 74, of 415 Hickory Cove Road, Rogersville, passed away 9:50 p.m. Monday, June 16, 1997, at Takoma Hospital, following an extended illness. He was a deacon of Caney Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a Mason and a retired dairy farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Dillie Hurd;; two brothers, Guy Hurd and Curtis Hurd; one sister, Mayme Hurd. He is survived by his wife, Geraline Hilton Hurd of the home; son, Mike Hurd of Rogersville; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Libby Hurd of Rogersville; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn H. and Gerald Stewart of Rogersville; eight grandchildren, Michael K. Hurd, Jason Hurd, Nathan Hurd, Lori Hurd Armstrong, Jennifer Hurd, Ashley Hurd, Victoria Hurd and Craig A. Stewart, all of Rogersville; three sisters, Sallie H. Trent of Rogersville, Anne Cox of Church Hill and Kate Greene of Kingsport; one brother, Coy Hurd of Sneedville. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday at Colboch-Price Chapel with Rev. Ed Cuthrell and Rev. Steve Holt officiating. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the services at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville.
JOHNSON, BOBBIE JOYCE - age 67, of Maryville, passed away Monday evening, June 16, 1997, at the family home. She was a graduate of Everett High School and a life long member of Maryville First Christian Church. Preceded in death by her mother, Ina Dell Hilliard Herron; brother, Marion (Marty) Herron; and nephew, Stanley Ray Herron. Survivors: husband, Earl Benjamin Johnson; father, George Ivory; and step-mother, Helen Herron of Maryville; adopted son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Kathy Johnson of Florida; grandson, Daminion Johnson of Florida; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Charlie Veal of Maryville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth Ray and Helen R. Herron of Maryville, George Edward and Patricia Herron of Franklin, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Polly Jean Herron of Maryville; two nieces; several nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grandview Cemetery for graveside service and interment, Rev. David Kineman officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Miller Funeral Home or at the family home. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
KING, ALVIN - age 48, of Knoxville, passed away at Parkwest Hospital June 16 1997. Member of Ball Road Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Fred King. Survivors: wife, Gloria King; daughter, Angie Hensley; son, Tony King; and step-son, Eric Langford; two grandchildren; mother, Kathleen King; brothers, Fred Parrott of Montana and Bobby King of Knoxville; sisters, Kathy Fox of Seymour and Amy Gross of Johnson City; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. A.J. Crawford and Rev. Jim Seaton officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Russell and Steve Hill, Brian Davis, David Matthews, Larry Lawson and Bill Clarkson. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
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, Freda (Willie J.) Johnson, Gaines Anthony (Paula) Lattimore, Leonard Elmore Lattimore; stepdaughter, Alma Ruth (Calvin) Bigsby; nine grandchildren, Troy, Cornell, Anika, Makeba, Demetricus, Janeall, 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, Nema Easterly. 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.
LEACH, BILLIE JO - age 54, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 1997. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: mother, Alma Sykes of Chattanooga; sisters, Jean Peters of Chattanooga, Gail Wingate of S.C., and Betty Ramsey of S.C.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's Funeral Home 10 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Bishopville Cemetery for a graveside service at 11 a.m., Rev. Kenny Ellis officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
LINEBACK, JOHN E. - age 85, of Louisville, Tenn., formerly of Rogersville, passed away Monday, June 16, 1997, at the U.T. Hospital in Knoxville. He was co-owner of Home Service Company in Rogersville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Lineback; and sister, Charlotte Kenner. He is survived by two daughters, Marion Lineback Walker of Madison, Ala., and Jane Lineback Mashburn of Louisville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Walker Shown of Madison, Ala., John Walker, III of Washington, Lea Mashburn of Lenoir City, Tenn., and John Ed Mashburn of Louisville, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Colboch-Price Chapel with Rev. Robert McCollough and Rev. Kenny Armstrong officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville.
LOMAX, WILLIE FANNETTE - daughter of Peter C. (Fetta E.) Holland, Sr., died June 14, 1997, at her home in La Puente, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Thomas E. Lomax, Jr. She was a graduate of Austin High School and Tennessee State University and was employed by the Federal Government for 30 years. Mrs. Lomax was a member of St. Stephen Baptist Church of La Puente where service will be held. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Gayle A. Lomax, San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, Sharon and David McDonald, San Diego; seven sisters, Ezell White, Winifred Hyatt, Amy Evans and Charlene Johnson, Knoxville, Margaret Miller and Sharon McClive, Chicago, Carol (William) Lowery, Pomona, Calif.; brother, Peter C. (Mildred) Holland, Jr., Greensboro, N.C.; a devoted friend, Mrs. Alma Hildreth of La Puente; a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. Services, June 20, 1997, in La Puente,. Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 Creshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90008, in charge. Notice by Unity Mortuary.
LOOPE, JAMES C. - age 64, of South Knoxville, passed away June 17, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Board member of Knoxco Farm. Retired engineer from TVA. Survivors: wife, Imogene Loope; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Nancy Loope; daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Kelly Clary; grandchildren, Jake Clary, Lori Loope, Jennifer McFalls; sisters, Rosella Nicely, Gladys Hopson, Ollie Hopson; brothers, Calvin Orville, Hollis, Jack and Bob Loope; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Chapel, Dr. William Palmer officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for interment service, Rev. Doyle Landers officiating. Pallbearers: Larry and Don Hopson, Jack, Bob, Hollis and Orville Loope. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
MACKEY, CHARLES EDWARD - age 53, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, June 16, 1997, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. Survivors: wife, Alberta Mackey; children, Francine (Barry) Mapp, Charles Hopkins; step-children, Alice, Sally and Sammie Whitten, all of Chicago, Ill., Bobby and Caroline Ladd of Knoxville, Teresa Ladd of Nashville, Tenn.; mother, Rovena Mackey; sister, Georgia (Willie) Dubose; sisters-in-law, Lula Mae Hamilton, Chicago, Ill., Clorine Reed and Vernel Watson, Batesville, Miss.; nephews, Troy (Aracelli) Dubose and Cedric (Donna) Dubose of Colorado Springs, Colo., James (Carla) Dubose and Charles Dubose of Knoxville; aunts, Mattie Lou Patterson, Ella Mae Chiles and Mamie Lee Callahan, all of McCormick, S.C.; devoted friends, Willie McSwain and Jerome Nance; and a host of cousins and friends. The family will assemble at the home of Rovena Mackey, 4101 Porter Ave. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, 1997, at Jarnigan & Son Mortuary Chapel with funeral services beginning at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Churchill Moore will officiate. Interment will follow in Holly Hills Memorial Gardens. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
McGHEE, JUANITA - age 87, of Alcoa, passed away Monday, June 16, 1997, in a local hospital. She was a member of St. Peter's Primitive Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Choir. She was preceded in death by a son, Hubert Warren and a grandson, Rodney Roddy. Survivors: a daughter, Mary (McKeithen) Roddy; one sister, Mrs. Lucille Goley, all of Alcoa; a devoted granddaughter, Angelia (Thomas) Flowers; three grandsons, Gaylon Love, Reggie Roddy and Jeff Roddy, all of Alcoa; six great-grandchildren, including a devoted great-grandson, Byron Flowers; several nieces, nephews, including a devoted niece, Nell Warren; devoted friends, Lydia Flowers, Helen Asbury, Margaret White and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cotner and Drena Knighton and many other relatives and friends. Funeral will be Thursday 2 p.m. at St. Peter's Primitive Baptist Church, Alcoa, Rev. A.C. Dixon officiating. Assisted by Rev. Raymond Henderson. Family will receive friends 30 minutes before the service at the church. Internment will follow in Hackney Chapel Cemetery, Unitia, Tenn. Remains may be viewed after 12 noon at Foothills Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn.
McNUTT, DAVID M. - age 36, of Knoxville, passed away June 16, 1997. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Myrtle McNutt; sister, Judy McNutt; brother, Eugene McNutt. Survivors: children, Jung-Yi, David and Daniel McNutt; grandmother, Victoria McNutt; sisters, Karan Gooden, Cherry McFarlin; brother, Richard McNutt; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
McPEEK, CARRIE SCHRIMSHER - age 83, of Loudon, passed away Tuesday morning, June 17, 1997, at the Loudon Healthcare Center. She was a member of Dogwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, John and Adline Schrimsher; husband, Albert McPeek; sisters, Mary Belle Griffin, Henrietta McPeek and Lucinda Schrimsher; brother, Pleas Schrimsher; half-brothers, Hubert and J.R. Schrimsher. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Joy McPeek, Carl and Edith McPeek, all of Loudon; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Hattie Mae Key of Cleveland; half-sister, Luella Manis of Crossville; half-brothers, Jack and Ambers Schrimsher, both of Charlotte, N.C.; devoted friend, David Sherrill; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 9 p.m. Thursday in the Hawkins Chapel with Rev. Jon Henson officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Friday at the Lakeview Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Mortuary, Lenoir City.
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 and brothers-in-law, Icia Murray of Indiana, Tricie and Dick Parsons of California, Clacie Boatman and Lucinda (Jo) and James White, all of Knoxville; several special sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Dewayne Green, 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.
OGLE, EVELYN SMITH - age 77, of Gatlinburg, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Royal Care Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by husband, Bannah Ogle. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Garfield Bales; step-grandchildren, Chuck Bales, Debbie and Todd Wright, Byron Bales; step-great-grandchildren, Jesse Wright and Caleb Bales; sisters, Vera E. Bowie, Morningside, Maryland, Janie M. White, Churchton, Maryland; brother, Lloyd Smith of Charlotte Hall, Maryland; many nieces and nephews, Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Roebuck officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
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. Wednesday 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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
SELLERS, LORETTA G. ''RETTIE'' - age 91, of Tallassee, passed away Monday evening, June 16, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. She was born February 7, 1906, in Blount County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Watson and Minty (Correll) Sellers; brothers, David Sellers, Walter Lee Sellers and Frank James Sellers; sisters, Hettie May Tipton, Nancy Eveline Bowers, Cora Ethel Bowers and Jennie Sellers. Survivors: sister, Bertha Sellers White of Tallassee; ten nephews; 12 nieces and numerous great-nephews and great-nieces. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Robert Lee Whitehead and Rev. Ronald Whitehead officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at Chilhowee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (Red Top) for the interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
SMITH, PATRICK B.C. - long time coal executive of Knoxville, died Tuesday at age 91. He was graduated from Princeton University in 1928. During his career, he was president of Southern Coal Company in Chicago, Ill. In 1951, Mr. Smith and his father, B.R. Smith, founded Intermountain Coals, Inc. of which he was president until he retired in 1976. For over 20 years, Mr. Smith participated with his friends in the Coffee Club. Mr. Smith was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bessie Stanton Smith, his daughter, Kathye Smith Grizzle and son-in-law, Gary Grizzle of New Market and son, David Stanton Smith and daughter-in-law, Suzan Lane Smith of McLean, Va. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Patrick B.C. Smith II and wife, Tamiko, Linnie Smith and wife, Michelle, Tim Grizzle, Gordon Grizzle and wife, Michelle, Kathleen Lowery and husband, Bobby Lowery, Suzie Evans and husband, Scott Evans and five great-grandchildren. A Requiem Mass will be held on Friday, June 20th. at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church and graveside service to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to the Ladies of Charity and Immaculate Conception Church. The family will receive friends at Rose Mann Heritage Chapel from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 19th.
STANFORD, PHILLIP - of 1909 Dawn St., passed away Monday, June 16, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. The family will be at 1423 Brookside Ave., the home of his mother, Mrs. Delores Stanford. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
TURNER, GEORGE A. - age 83, of Heiskell, passed away June 11, 1997, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. Survived by wife, Dorothy Turner. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Larry Hammock officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home.
WEBBER, SARA WALLACE - age 94, formerly of Fountain City, passed away Monday, June 16, 1997, in Fitzgerald, Ga. Member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Anderson County. Preceded in death by husband, Otis Webber; son, Claude Eugene Webber; daughters, Barbara W. Dickerson and Marjorie Faye Webber. Survivors: daughter, Margaret W. Strom of Fitzgerald, Ga.; son, Ralph L. Webber of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence Wallace of Sweetwater, Tennessee. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. Interment to follow Mt. Harmony Cemetery. Pallbearers: grandsons, Chip Strom, John, Jeff and Michael Sprinkle, Mark and Ralph Webber. Family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
WHITE, MASTER JONATHAN OMAR - of 8560 Foxridge Drive, Winston, Ga. Homegoing services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 1997, at the New Covenant Methodist Church, 5960 Highway 5, Douglasville, Ga., with remains placed in state at 12 noon. Family hour will be held prior to the services at 1 p.m., Rev. Jim Moore, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. Tommy Aiken. Interment Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Highway 78, Douglasville, Ga. A student in the second grade at the South Douglas Elementary School, Douglasville, Ga. Master White is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin White (Theresa); sister, Tamura A. White; two brothers, Hasani and Marcus White, all of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Isom, Sr. (Marie), Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Curd (Lillie); great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary Ella Dixon, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; nine uncles, Mr. Stanley Isom, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Isom, Sr. (Beverly), Mr. and Mrs. Leroy White (Virginia), Mr. James White, Mr. Phillip White, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles White (Carolyn), Mr. and Mrs. John White (Lurine), Mr. and Mrs. William White (Vhaness), Mr. and Mrs. David White (Gwen) and Mr. Wayne Isom; three aunts, Mrs. Marilyn White Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. William Reid (Veronica), Mr. and Mrs. James Scales (Izora); four great-uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dixon (Betty), Mr. and Mrs. William Dixon (Doris), Mr. Julian Dixon, Jr., all of Knoxville, and Mr. Jettie Isom, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; seven great-aunts, Ms. Mary Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Rogers (Julia), Ms. Helen Winton, Mr. and Mrs. James Williams (Almazine), Ms. Marion Wells, all of Knoxville, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nowlin, III (Bettye) of Calabasas, California, Dr. Theora Jamison, Nashville; and a host of other relatives and friends. Donald Trimble Mortuary, Inc., 1876 Second Ave., Decatur, Ga. (404) 371-0772. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.