Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ALTES, BERTHA MARIE - age 61, of Knoxville, passed away
Wednesday morning. Member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. Preceded in
death by father and mother, John and Lina West; brothers, Dan and Luther
West. Survivors: husband, Jake Altes; sons, James Ray Altes; brothers and
sisters-in-law, Benny and Edna West, Charlie and Polly West; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Asa Lee and Robert Warren, Para Lee Young, all of Knoxville,
Arvie Smith of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Service 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
Mynatt's Chapel. Rev. Paul Adcock officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Friday,
Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jack Tillett, Jr., Hall Tapp, Harley Tapp,
Johnny Parker, Monty Seymour, Vaughn Carpenter. The family will receive
friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's.
CASSADY, MARTHA B. - age 97, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at her home. She was the oldest member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church, charter member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Fate Cassady and son, James Earl Cassady. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Alice) Bridges; daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Robert L. Lippner, Sr.; grandchildren, Richard and Mike Bridges, Pat Cowden, Robert L. Lippner, Jr., Steve and Jimmy Cassady, Mary Ann Gamble; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Jim Lennon officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Friday for graveside and interment service at 10 a.m. Pallbearers: Jimmy Cassady, Robert L. Lippner, Jr., Mike, Richard and Ricky Bridges, Bill Cowden, Mike Hyde, Scott Moore. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beaver Dam Baptist Church or the Fort Sanders Hospice Program. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
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.
DOCKERY, TINA C. - age 78, of Strawberry Plains, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Life Care Center of Jefferson City. Native of Sevier County and member of Holston Memorial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence Dockery; parents, C.C. and Lula Haggard; brothers, Lloyd, Charles, and Dee Haggard; sister, Ruth Haggard. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Millard and Sue Dockery of Strawberry Plains; grandson and wife, Lennie and Rayann Dockery of Strawberry Plains; brothers and sisters-in-law, Crum and Jessie Mae Haggard and Alex and Mildred Haggard of Knoxville, Bill and June Haggard of Strawberry Plains; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Jake Williford of Dandridge; sisters, Flora Williford of Dandridge and Cordie Covington of Seymour; sisters-in-law, Ora Haggard of Dandridge and Gladys Haggard of Seymour; a host of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Thursday at 8 p.m. at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Beeler and Rev. Mike McNutt officiating. The family will meet Friday at 10:15 a.m. at McCarty Mortuary and proceed to Thorngrove Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
EYRE, DONALD ROBERT, SR. - age 80, of Knoxville, died Monday, June 16, 1997, at his home. Member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Former engineer for Amtrak and Conrail, was employed for many years with Parkwest Hospital. Preceded in death by wife, Jane Mueller Eyre. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Donald R. Eyre, Jr. and Jane Eyre of New Jersey, Charles Thomas and Ruth Eyre of North Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Helen Anne and Dennis Willis, Sr. of Knoxville; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, John Douglas and Ogla Eyre of North Carolina. Memorial service 7 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church Bearden with Rev. Larry Fields officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, East Region Office, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church Bearden. At Mr. Eyre's request his remains have been taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Research Center in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements by 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.
FOSTER, LUCY KNIGHT - age 90, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday morning, June 18, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. She was a member of Central Point Baptist Church in Rockford. Preceded in death by husband, James Henry Griffin Foster; parents, Joe Lynn and Dicie Jane Knight; several brothers and sisters. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Felix Leroy, Sr. and Jan Foster of Maryville; grandchildren, Felix Leroy Foster, Jr. and wife, Pat of Rockford, Christine Ogle of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Griffin Foster, Callie Foster, Eric Hudgens, Evan Hudgens; sisters, Ruth Henderlight of Seymour and Bertha Johnson of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Mrs. Velma (Clayton) Knight of Knoxville; special friends, Woody and Helen Wilson of Concord; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Charles Ridner officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at Stock Creek Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
HALL, MRS. MARY ELIZABETH (LIZ) - of 4016 Acorn Drive, Knoxville, departed this life June 16, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Faithful member of Foster Chapel Baptist Church. Retired from St. Mary's Hospital after many years. Preceded in death by husband, Jeff Hall; and sons, Namon, Eugene, and Robert Hall. Survivors: daughters, Mary (Ira) Grimes, Sammie Nelson, Frances Hall and Carolyn McGill; sons and daughters-in-law, Claude (Amanda), Paul (B.O.) Hall and Opha Betty Hall, Knoxville, Tenn., Melvin (Etta) Hall, Dennton, Texas; half-brother, Richard Smith; and half-sister, Mable Dale; 32 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She had many devoted friends of the community and church. The family will receive friends 6-30-7 p.m. Friday, June 20, 1997, at Foster Chapel Baptist Chruch. Funeral service 7 p.m., Rev. R.N. McGhee officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Foster Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
HARNESS, RAY CHARLES - age 25, of Lenoir City, passed away suddenly early Wednesday morning, June 18, 1997, in Key West, Fla. He was a graduate of Greenback High School. Survivors: mother and stepfather, Linda and Willie Williams of Lenoir City; father and stepmother, Quinton and Martha Harness of Loudon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy Harness, Ronnie and Melissa Harness, Randy Harness, Jimmy McCloud, all of Lenoir City; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Randy Heape of Lenoir City; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Mr. Earl Bobo officiating. Interment Lenoir City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
HARRIS, MARY MILDRED - 89, of Norris, Tenn., died Wednesday, at Lake City Heatlh Care Center. Born June 12, 1908, in Muncie, Ind. She was a member of Norris First Baptist Church, Norris, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, David M. Harris; her parents, Eli and Lucretia Zehmer. Member of Norris Women's Club, active in Andersonville Eastern Star Chapter, Norris Chapter of AARP. Worked for Union Carbide Y-12 as a chemical operator from 1943-1955. Survivors: daughter, Frances Harris Stephan of Norris; son, David Z. and his wife, Margie Harris of Memphis; grandchildren, William David and Teresa Stephan of Virginia Beach, Va., Robert Henry and Jacqueline Stephan of Clinton, Lucretia and William H. Atterson of Clinton, Judy and Jack Setliff of Memphis, Jenny and Steve Reasons of Memphis; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to charity of your choice. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, Tenn. Funeral service will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Tenn., Rev. Robert Coombs and Rev. Danny Bush officiating. Mrs. Harris will lie in state 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home in Athens, Ala. Burial 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Athens City Cemetery, Athens, Ala.
HICKS, CARL RICHARD - age 68, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 1997. He was a retired employee of Wynn's Industries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Julia Hicks; a brother, Glen Hicks; and a daughter, Carla Hicks. Survivors: wife, Elelyn Noe Hicks; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and David Blair; daughter, Susan Manis; grandchildren, Devonne Atkins, Angie Hurst, and Brad Manis; great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Atkins; sisters, Virginia Romines, Dorothy Keener, and Bobbie Cowan; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Friday at Rawlings Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Boyds Creek Cemetery, Rev. Robert Cody will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Health Care.
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, Dr. Thomas Chilcote, 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.
KELLAM, ROLLAND CECIL - of Anderson, S.C., died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at the Richard M. Campbbell Veterans Nursing Home. Age at death, 85 years, seven months, 22 days. Services will be held Friday, June 20, 1997, at 3:30 p.m. at The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Garnett Hanley officiating, assisted by Rev. John M. Daniel. Visitation Thursday, June 19, 1997, from 7-9 p.m. at the McDougald Funeral Home. Interment in New Silverbrook Cemetery, Anderson, S.C. 29621. He was born Friday, October 27, 1911, in Anderson, S.C. He retired from Orr Mills with 28 years service, was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 5996 and a member of McDuffie Street Church of God. He was born to the late William Frank Kellam and Lillie (Laney) Kellam. He was married to Nettie Ruth (Smith) Kellam, of the home, S.C. 29625. Additional survivors: son, Thomas Luther ''Tony'' Kellam, Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Rufus Eli Kellam, China Grove, N.C.; son, Robin Brian Kellam, Honea Path, S.C.; daughter, O'Nell Charolette Kellam of the home; daughter, Mary E. Kellam Cleveland, Anderson, S.C.; daughter, Susan Kellam McKee of Belton, S.C.; daughter, Abigail V. Kellam Stone, Anderson, S.C.; brother, Rufus ''Boots'' Kellam, Anderson, S.C.; sister, O'Nell K. Vanadore, Pendleton, S.C.; sister, Frances K. Vickery, Anderson, S.C.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Rolland Cecil ''Scooter'' Kellam, Jr.; brother, Curtis Kellam, brother, William Kellam, Jr.; sister, Abigail Kellam. Family will be at the residence, 800 Evergreen St., Anderson S.C. Arrangements by The McDougald Funeral Home, 2211 N. Main St., Anderson S.C. 29621. (864) 224-4343.
LANE, MARTHA RUBY GOSSETT - age 80, of Bryson City, N.C., passed away Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Roane Medical Center, Harriman. Preceded in death by husband, Foster H. Lane, Sr. Survivors: daughter, Peggy and husband, Jack Edson of Knoxville; sons, Foster (Bud) Lane, Jr. of Kingston and Charles Lane of Georgia; sister, Grace Gossett of Knoxville; brother, David Gossett of Loudon; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, June 20, 1997, at Swain Memorial Gardens, Bryson City, N.C. with the Rev. John Tagliarini. The family will receive friends 2:30-3 p.m. at the graveside. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, Tenn. and Moody Funeral Home, Bryson City, N.C., in charge of the arrangements.
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 Knox County Farm Bureau. 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 McFalls and 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 Berry Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday and go in procession to Sherwood Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. for interment service, Rev. Doyle Landers officiating. Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church Building Fund, 2500 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
LICKLITER, ROY L. - age 67, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at V.A. Hospital in Johnson City. Member Way of the Cross Baptist Church, former owner of Burlington Shoe Shop for over 30 years. Survivors: wife, Mayre Jo. Lickliter; son, Roy Lickliter, Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Don Haslinger, Denise and Bill Gray; grandchildren, Jason Dillon, Joseph Gray, Patricia Haslinger, Bill Gray, Jr.; great-grandchild, Brent Michael Moody; sister, Nancy Bos; brothers, James Coffey, Fred Jennings, John Jennings. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Rose Chapel with Bro. Tom Severt and Bro. Zeb McDaris officiating. Interment Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
McARTHUR, DAVID L. - 85, former operator of McArthur's Department Store and an Army store in Maryville, died Tuesday afternoon, June 17, at his Maryville home. McArthur was a salesman for the Chemsearch Corporation for 35 years. He was a native of Meridian, Miss. He was a Maryville College graduate. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Atlantic and Pacific. He was past president of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, Maryville Kiwanis Club and Maryville College Alumni Association. He was a member and elder of New Providence Presbyterian Church. McArthur was preceded in death by his oldest son, D. Graham McArthur. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Grace Proffitt McArthur; children and spouses, Alida McArthur Graves and Edwin H. Graves Jr. of Murray, Ky., Fred Proffitt McArthur and Wanda Montgomery McArthur of Maryville, Stainton L. McArthur and Gail Jarnagin McArthur of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Kathleen McArthur Mosher and husband, Tom, of Asheville, N.C., Elizabeth McArthur Bellah and husband, Eric of Charlotte, N.C., Lauren Parks McArthur of Maryville, David Gilman Graves and Jonathan McArthur Graves, both of Murray, Nikki Lynn McArthur and Heather Ann McArthur, both of Murfreesboro; sisters, Mildred McArthur and Virginia (Mrs. Wilbur) Todd, both of Jackson; brothers, Stainton McArthur of Tucson, Ariz., John McArthur of Jackson, Miss. and the Rev. Irvin McArthur of Cottonwood, Ariz. Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 88 at New Providence Presbyterian Church and Maryville College. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at New Providence Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert Crothers officiating. After the service, the family will receive friends at the church. Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
McMAHAN, DWIGHT - age 73, of Sevierville, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Duke Medical Center in North Carolina. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
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.
MITCHELL, KENNETH - age 59, of Corryton, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. He was a member of City View Baptist Church and retired from Levi Strauss and Co. Veteran of U.S. Army. Survivors: wife, Carolyn Mitchell; son, Chris Mitchell and fiancee' Melinda Templin; devoted mother and father-in-law, Hazel and Seaborn Cox; sisters-in-law, Marsha Capps, Nancy Newman and husband, Max; brothers-in-law, Danny and Tim Cox; mother, Rose Webber-Rutledge; brother, Wayne Lakins; sister, Kathleen Storm. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday with funeral service at 8 p.m. in the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Earl Wilson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kerbella Shrine Temple. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
RAULSTON, HOWARD CHARLES - age 77, a resident of Oak Ridge, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Mr. Raulston was preceded in death by his wife, Charlie Mae Raulston, who passed away in December of 1996. Survivors: daughter, Tina Marie Morrison and husband, Gary Lee of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; sons, Charles Howard Raulston of Powell, Tenn., James Edward Raulston and wife, Marsha of Loganville, Ga., Michael Ray Raulston of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Jeffery Dean Raulston of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Raulston was born May 8, 1920 in Knoxville, Tenn. He resided in Oak Ridge for the past 17 years. Mr. Raulston worked as an auto-body repairman for 45 years and retired from Ted Russell Ford in 1985. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and a member of the First Methodist Church of Knoxville. Friends may call at Sharp Funeral Home on Friday evening between the hours of 7 to 9 p.m. Burial and graveiside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tommy Hensley officiating. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
ROBERTS, MARY MORTON - age 88, of Alcoa, died June 18th., 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers. Survivors: husband, Raymond H. Roberts of Alcoa; daughter, Linda Roberts of Alcoa; two sisters, Ina Mae Johnston of Miser Station, Athelene Jenkins of Knoxville; brother, Ralph Morton of Georgia; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel. Rev, Joe Green and Rev. Ken Green officiating. Friends may call at their convenience or the family will receive friends following the service here at the funeral home. A private interment will be held at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alcoa First United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, 617 Gilbert Street, Alcoa, Tenn. 37701 or to the Rolena Stephens Scholarship Fund, c/o Maryville High School, 825 Lawrence Ave. Maryville, Tenn. 37803. Arrangements by McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn.
SHIELDS, STANLEY EUGENE - age 50, of Knoxville, passed away at his home Tuesday, June 17, 1997. He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Shields. Survived by mother, Helen Caton; son, Chris Shields; daughters, Stacy Shields, Vicki Seal; brothers, Steve, Andrew, Roby, Alan and Cary Shields; grandsons, Christopher Shields, Corey and Caleb Seal; several aunts and uncle and nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Friday at the West Adair entrance of Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Gene Wood officiating. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
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, Lenny 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 OLIVER - departed this life, June 16, 1997, at Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital. Born March 30, 1972, in Knoxville, Tenn., the youngest of four children. Preceded in death by daughter, Brittany Daniels; grandmother, Carrie Kimber Smith. Survivors: brothers, Gerald and Marcus Stanford; sister, Ms. Lisa Stanford; daughter, Laquisha D. Marsh; sons, Phillip Oliver Stanford II, Jacques Davis; devoted aunt, Ida Stanford; devoted great-aunt, Dollie Kimber; aunts, Shirley Young, Sherry and Debra Smith; uncles, Keith, Throne Dewayne and Maurice Smith; nieces, Monique, Myia; nephews, Brian, Dominique Marcus, Jr.; a host of cousins, Peter, Earl, Kenny, Kim, Deborah, Martin, Lilita, Kesha, Krystal, Deon, Bannika, Gregory, Avery, Lashondra, Lashandra, Nichole Booker; devoted great-cousins, Juanita and Lloyd Fears; many other relatives and friends to include, Harrerah Johnson, Otoyia Daniels, Rebecca Davis, Stephanie Johnson, Latisha Upshaw, Lakesha Clark, Mrs. Nancy Romero, Ann Lockhart, Emory Young, Tim Westfield. The family will receive friends 2:30-3 p.m. Friday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 3 p.m. Rev. James Davis officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
STOFFLE, GRACE McCARTER - age 78, of Seymour, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Oak City Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Carl Stoffle; daughters and sons-in-law, Carla and Charles Hardin, Susie and Clarence Branch of Sevierville, Billie and Gary Trotter of Chattanooga; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Debbie Stoffle of Seymour; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Simeon McCarter of Maryville, Charles McCarter of Sevierville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Cody and Rev. Tim Fleeger officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Friday at Boyds Creek Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
TAYLOR, JONNIE JAMES - age 94, of Maryville, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Samuel H. and Mary Wallace James, born July 2, 1902. She was a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church, was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Lamar Taylor; sons, James Edward and Sterling Lamar, Jr.; brothers, William Lee and Edgar James; sisters, Mary Carpenter, Carrie McClanahan, Laura Hitch, and Lola Waters. Survivors include: her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Jack Lewis of Greenback; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Betty Taylor of Maryville, George and Molly Taylor of Maryville, Darrel and Dortha Taylor of New Martinsville, W.Va., and Larry and Christine Taylor of Maryville; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, (Edna) Mrs. Lee James and (Ruth) Mrs. Ed James. Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Thursday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe White and Rev. Wes Rankin officiating. The interment will be 10 a.m. Friday in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Forest Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1850 Forest Hill Rd., Maryville, TN 37803. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
WALKER, LARRY THOMAS - 9 month old son of Larry and Roxanne Standifer Walker of Cumberland Gap, Tenn., passed away June 17, 1997, in U.T. Hospital. Funeral will be Friday 1 p.m. at Reece Valley Chapel. Burial Johnson Family Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249.
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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
WEST, REBA BRUMMETT - age 93, a resident of Coalfield, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at the home of her daughter. Mrs. West was preceded in death by her parents, William Brummett and Mary Boshears Brummett, by her husband, Jerry West, by two children, Jerry West, Jr. and Charles West, and by one sister, Ethel Campbell. Survivors: daughters, Bobbie Carson of Coalfield, Tenn., Mary Kerr of Kansas City, Missouri, Barbara Monday of Coalfield, Tenn.; sons, Clyde West and wife, Wilma of Coalfield, Tenn., Harold West and wife, Pearl of Harriman, Tenn.; daughters-in-law, Jo West of Coalfield, Tenn., Juanita West of Wartburg, Tenn.; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; sister, Cora Poage of High Point, N.C. Mrs. West was born August 8, 1903, in Morgan County. She was a lifelong resident of Coalfield. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Rev. Beny Braden officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home, Thursday between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Burial and graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Davis Cemetery of Coalfield. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
WHEELER, ALMA GENETTE - age 81, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Oak Ridge Health Care Center. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. She also was retired from the City of Oak Ridge School System. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph G. Wheeler; two children, Allen L. Wheeler and Walter D. Wheeler; and parents, Sarah Ann Bailey and Theodore Bailey. Survivors include: sons, Thomas L. Wheeler of Florida, Franklin Denny Wheeler of Texas, and Jerry F. Wheeler of Oak Ridge; daughters, Jo A. Wheeler of Karnes and Ruby Jean ''Jeanie'' Russell of Clinton; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Walter Bailey of Illinois; sisters, Ina Mae Holladay of Karnes, and Jackie Roberts of Michigan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a special family member, Deborah Schaefer. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 1997, McCarty-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Raymond Buchanan officiating. Family and friends will assemble at New Home Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, where the body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. with the interment service starting at 2 p.m. in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery in Andersonville, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, McCarty-Martin Funeral Home, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
WILLIAMS, MARGARET G. - age 80, of Lincoln Park, passed away June 16, 1997, at Fort Sanders. Member of Lincoln Park United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Carl C. Williams; parents, A.B. and Clellie Gaddis; sister, Gladys Gaddis and brother, Edward Gaddis. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Marjorie Williams; sisters, Mary Trabue of Florida, Maureen Maples of Knoxville, Dorothy Wadsworth of North Carolina, Shirley Acuff, Wanda Lane and Sherry Stout, all of Knoxville; brother, Joe Gaddis of Atlanta; grandchildren, Joe and Roseanne Foust of California, Vicki Weaver of Minn.; great-grandchild, Julia Foust of California; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 12:45 p.m. Friday for graveside services at 1 p.m., Rev. John Tiller officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WILSON, VERTIE A. GRINDSTAFF - age 98, 754 Booher Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at her residence. She was a native of Elizabethton and had lived most of her life in the Bristol area. She was a homemaker and a member of the River Bend Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roby Wilson. Survivors include: daughter, Ruby Kersey, Siler City, N.C.; six sons, Clarence ''Frosty'' Wilson, Bristol, Tenn., Ernest Wilson, Bristol, Tenn., Leonard Wilson, Bristol, Tenn., Eddie Wilson, Bristol, Tenn., David Wilson, Bristol, Tenn., Phillip Wilson, Seymour, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday 8 p.m. from the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn., Niles E. Kitzmiller and Dr. Larry Spargimino will officiate. Burial will take place Friday 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Terry Wilson, Ricky Wilson, Brian Wilson, Chris Wilson, and Daby Wilson. The family will receive friends 6 until time of service at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn. in charge.
WORLEY, CLARENCE - age 85, of Branch Road, Loudon, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Loudon Health Care Center. He attended the Bethel United Methodist Church; a veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by parents, J.A. Worley and Caldonia Oody Worley; brothers, Andy, Fred, Jess, Ed, and Charlie Worley. Survivors include: brothers, Arthur Worley of High Point, N.C., J.T. (Rose) Worley of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; and sister-in-law, Virginia Jo Worley of Lenoir City. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 8 p.m. with Chaplain Clay Mulford officiating. Graveside service with full military honors at 9 p.m. Friday at Valley View Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, provided by Ivo Sanders VFW Post 120 and American Legion 5150. McGill-Karnes, Loudon in charge.