Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ANDERSON, GLENN ALLEN (RED) - age 55, of 210 McConkey St.,
Madisonville, passed away 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Sweetwater
Hospital. Member of First Baptist Church of Madisonville, Tellico Masonic
Lodge #80, 32 Mason, Scottish Rite and Shriners, former member of Madisonville
Volunteer Fire Dept., Madisonville Police Dept., Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept.,
and Monroe Co. Rescue Squad, veteran of U.S. Army serving in the Dominican
Republic conflict and qualified as a sharpshooter, employed by Averitt
Express, graduate of Litte Hiwassee Elementary School and Madisonville
High School, was also an Eagle Scout. Survivors: wife, Josephine Jones
McDaniel Anderson; mother, Mae English Anderson, Madisonville; sisters
and brothers-in-law, Carolynn Anderson Mann, Atlanta, Ga., Maryln and Aaron
Rutledge, Murfreesboro; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Dottie Finger,
Tampa, Fla.; nieces, Deborah, Sara, Gena; nephews, Whitney, Terry, Greg,
Andy; step-sons and spouses, Keith and Linda McDaniel, Paul and Joann McDaniel,
all of Tellico Plains; step-grandchildren, Jessica, April, Adrain, Holly,
Jennifer, Justin, Cristen, Jeremy. Preceded in death by father, Ralph McCollum
Anderson; grandparents, Oliver Perry Roberts and Dollie Burris Anderson,
Samuel Nelson and Martha Millsaps English. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale
Chapel, Rev. R.L. Davis and Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment
Sunset Cemetery with military honors provided by the Army National Guard.
Masonic service 8:30 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends 6-8:30
p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
BAKER, REV. MACK S. - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away June 18, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Retired from Martin Marietta with 31 years of service. Member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Emma Jean Baker; sons, Mack Sawyer Baker, Jr., James Timothy Hayes, Jerry, Chris, David Baker; daughter, Marilyn Turner; many grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Louis Branch officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Saturday, New Gray Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
BRODINE, ALTHEA COPELAND - age 74, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Shannondale Nursing Home. She was born in Battle Creek, Mich. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and then did graduate work at the University of Chicago. Her sporadic work experience was largely in child welfare and adoption at the Human Services Department of Knoxville. She was the widow of Dr. Clayton Millard Brodine, a Knoxville anesthesiologist, who died of a heart attack in 1982 while the couple were traveling in Russia. She was interested in archaeology, historical architecture and art. The couple traveled extensively during the ten years of Dr. Brodine's retirement. Afterwards, Mrs. Brodine continued her travels logging over 60 overseas trips. Following cremation, her ashes will be privately buried in a small family cemetery in Overton County, Tenn. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge.
BROWN, VICTOR A. - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away June 19, 1997, at his home. Member of the Methodist faith. Survivors: sister-in-law and husband, Lydia E. Brown Craig and Emmitte Craig. Service 8 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Milton Bolton officiating. Family and friends will meet at Knob Creek Cemetery 2 p.m. Sunday for interment. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's.
CARROLL, MRS. DOROTHY - age 64, of Laurel Manor Nursing Home, New Tazewell, passed away Tuesday at Claiborne County Hospital. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home. Burial in the Crane Cemetery.
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. 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., Rev. Jim Lennon officiating. 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
DANIELS, TERRY DOUGLAS - age 53, of 2821 Boruff Rd., Corryton, died Monday, June 16, 1997, in Greeneville, Tenn. He was a native of Corryton and lived in the Johnson City area for 20 years. He was son of the late Charlie and Tina Mae Smith Daniels. Mr. Daniels was an Army veteran having served in Vietnam and was a former employee of K-Mart in Knoxville. He was a graduate of Gibbs High School and a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church, both in Corryton. Survivors include his sister, Betty Kidwell of Corryton; brother, David Daniels of Conway, S.C.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Veterans Affairs chaplain officiating. Military rites will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3, Inc. The family will receive friends from 11 until 12 noon Friday at Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. 928-2101.
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. The family will meet Friday at 10:15 a.m. at McCarty Mortuary and proceed to Thorngrove Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
ERICSON, E. PHILIP - age 80, of West Knoxville, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at his home. Educated at St. Robert's School, Marquette University High School, Marquette University. Retired assistant to general manager, T.V.A. Received National Council of Catholic Men St. Thomas More Award for exceptional service to the Lay Apostolate in 1973. Preceded in death by first wife, Margaret Leahy Ericson; infant, John Francis; parents, Ernst and Harriet Elzea Ericson. Survived by wife, Helen Mary Gleason Ericson; children, Margaret Ann Ericson of Decatur, Ga., Charles Philip (Linda) Ericson, Dan Gleason of Knoxville, Sally Gleason (Ed) Schneider of Memphis, Vincent J. (Malinda) Gleason, Jr. of Stone Mountain, Ga., Mary Celeste (Kurtis) Brown of Boston, Mass.; grandchildren, Vince and Ann Gleason, Philip, Ryan, Matthew and Michael Ericson, Edward G. and Katherine Schneider, Amelia, Hannah and Max Brown. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knoxville Catholic High School Building Fund, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday with an 8 p.m. Rosary at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
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.
GIBSON, MRS. ANNIE MURL - of 1156 W. New St., departed this life June 16, 1997, at UT Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church. Preceded in death by husband, Butler Gibson, Sr.; son, John Charles Gibson; and grandson, Joshua. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Mary Bradley, Mrs. Helen Cates and Mrs. Melinda Hardin; sons, John D., Butler Jr., Randolph, Clarence, Byron and John C. Gibson; sister, Mrs. Ann Ogletree; brothers, John V. Vinson and Charles W. Hunter; 35 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; specials friends and caregivers, Teronda Young and Latonya Chandler; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 11:30-12 noon Saturday at Jarnigan's Mortuary. Funeral services 12 noon, Rev. Eric L. Leake officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
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.
HOAGLAND, JESSIE MILSAPS - age 76, of Knoxville, formerly of Tellico Plains, passed away 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a Baptist and was retired from The Torch Restaurant on Cumberland Avenue after 25 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. Zeb and Nancy Milsaps; sisters, Nora Williams, Della Williams and Leola Allan; brothers, Foster, Otis, Edward and Clifford Milsaps. Survived by sons, Ernest Lee Hass, Thomas Henry Hass, Robert F. Hass and Marvin Hass; daughter, Dorothy Marie McDaniels; nine grandchildren including Robert F. Hass; two great-grandchildren; sister, Ida Matoy; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Melvin Martin officiating. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
IRWIN, ESTHER LOUISE - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday evening. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors: niece, Alice Marine; nephews, J.P. Irwin of Knoxville, Richard Irwin of Gulfport, Miss.; several great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside service, Rev. Jody Darden officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Friday at Mynatt's.
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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MABE, CHESTER - age 46, of Speedwell, Tenn., husband of June Harmon Mabe, passed away June 9, 1997, at his home. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday, Reece Valley Chapel. Graveside 10 a.m. Saturday, Carr Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 Friday, Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel. 869-3651 or 626-4249.
MASSENGILL, OLA M. ROBINSON - age 95, of Jacksboro, passed away Thursday, June 19 at the LaFollette Medical Center. She was a retired school teacher. Preceded in death by husband, Hugh C. Massengill; and brother, James E. ''Ed'' Robinson. Mr. Massengill is survived by sister, Mary Bell Cosner, Rogue River, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at Cross Funeral Home, then proceed to Jacksboro Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
McMAHAN, DWIGHT - age 73, of Sevierville, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Retired from Sevier County Electric System and was currently employed by Carl Ownby and Co. He was a veteran of World War II and was preceded in death by his parents, Roger P. and Lillie Mae McMahan and sister, Trula Lawson. Survivors: wife, Beulah Watson McMahan, Sevierville; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Berrier, Sevierville; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Deborah McMahan, Sevierville; grandson, Brandon Berrier; sister and brothers-in-law, Helen and Henry E. Henderson of Rogersville, Ala., Jean and Alf Newman, Sevierville, Wilma and Harold Helton, Sevierville, Barbara McMahan, Sevierville; brothers and sister-in-law, Earl McMahan, Sevierville, Bob and Doris McMahan, Sevierville; brother-in-law, Earl Lawson, Sevierville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Sevierville with Dr. Rich Liner and Rev. Jerry Hyder officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, Tenn. 37862. The family will receive friends 9-11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Seviervillle. Atchley Funeral Home, in charge.
McNEW, MR. RONALD ''BURR'' - age 63, of Tazewell, passed away Tuesday at Claiborne County Hospital. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home. Burial in the Reece Cemetery.
MILLS, MRS. CORA - age 94, of Harrogate, passed away Tuesday at Claiborne County Hospital. Funeral service 11 p.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell. Burial in the Mills Cemetery.
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 Kerbela Shrine Temple. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
NOAH, MR. WAYNE - age 51, of New Tazewell, Tenn., was born April 4, 1946, and passed away June 18, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. He was a member of Clouds Memorial Baptist Church. He worked at Signal Knitting Mills for 18 years. Member of the Masonic Lodge No. 180. Previous Claiborne County Historian, author of ''Churches in Claiborne County''. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Noah; brothers, Bob and Billy Noah; sister, Betty Noah; brother-in-law, Billy Ray Carmon. He is survived by wife, Vola Noah; son, Jeffrey Noah; daughter-in-law, Melissa Noah; grandson, Alexander Noah; mother, Willie Mae Noah; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Kenneth Simmons, all of New Tazewell, Tenn., Bonnie and Loy Day of Tazewell, Tenn., Judy and Clay Meyers of New Tazewell, Tenn.; mother-in-law, Lottie Carmon; father-in-law, Ray Carmon, both of New Tazewell, Tenn; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. John Clark, Rev. Kenny Clark officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before service. Singers: Betterway Quartet, Janice Derreberry. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers: Larry Evans, Dewey Lawson, Frank Meyers, Glenn Earl, Gary West, Roger Winkler, David Simmons, Dillard Robertson. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday. Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, in charge.
OHLSSON, HELEN BLANCHE - age 82, of Maryville/Walland, died 1:45 p.m. June 18, 1997, at UT Hospital. She was preceded in death by husband, Thorston C. Ohlsson; and parents. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Donald Carl and Barbara Ohlsson of Walland; daughter, Sandy Kotowski of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchild, Pastor Steven Lovell and Mary of Gainesville, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Jonathon and Bethany Lovell. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with the Rev. Steven Lovell officiating. Entombment Grandview Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
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; special nieces and nephews, Rog Shields, Dawna Shields, Cynthia Miller, Anthony Miller; devoted and loving uncles and aunts, Bud and Charlotte Acuff, Dewey and Betty Dyer, Dennis and Shirley Cumpton, Gene Wood, Mack Byerly. 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
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: parents, Earl M. and Delores Stanford; 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; a very devoted friend, Etaholia Ann Brabson. 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.
STEWART, VERONICA - age 12, of 290 Crowder Springs Rd., Tellico Plains, passed away 6:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 1997, at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Attended Miracle Church of God. Survivors: parents, Billy and Mary Belcher Cathey; brothers, Joshua Cathey and Billy Joe Cathey, Jr.; grandparents, Geneva Belcher, Osie and J.L. Crowder, all of Tellico Plains; uncles and aunts, Grant and Fern Belcher, Larry and Glenda Belcher, Milton and Elizabeth Belcher, Gary and Paulette Belcher, Gary and Helen Smith, Ronnie and Joann Cathey, Ricky and Marie Cathey, Vonda and Joey Crowder; several cousins and friends. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Virgil Belcher and Jessie Cathey. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, Miracle Church of God, Rev. Frank Kincannon and Rev. Donnie Davis officiating. Interment Eleazar Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
STINNETT, CARL LEE - age 66, of Louisville, passed away Thursday morning, June 19, 1997, at UT Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Mintha Stinnett; brother, Arlie Stinnett; sister, Mabel Dunn. Survivors: wife, Laura Lee Stinnett; son, Michael Stinnett of Louisville; daughters, Mary Hodges, Patsy Prater and Linda Lunsford, all of Maryville, Amy Stinnett-Phillips of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dillion Hodges, T.D. Prater, Paul Prater and Jessica Lunsford; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Rev. Max Kelley of Alcoa; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Reba Stinnett of Gastonia, N.C.; brothers-in-law, Johnny, Max and Jerry Bradburn, all of Maryville, Joe Dunn of Townsend. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 1997, Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. David Randolph officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Saturday at Carpenter's United Methodist Church Cemetery for the interment service. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
STOCKTON, HOWARD M. SR. - of Sweetwater, Tenn., loving husband and father, departed this life Thursday, June 19, 1997. Born February 11, 1906. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Moore Stockton on May 17, 1997. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jack Gibboney, Carolyn and Ronnie Garrison, all of Sweetwater, Tenn., Pat and Bob Gregory, Athens, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard M. Stockton, Jr., Sweetwater, Tenn., Ronnie and Marianna Stockton, Belleville, Michigan, Jim (J.W.) and Lu Stockton, Canton, Michigan; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was of the Church of God Faith. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel. Funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sweetwater Memory Chapel with Rev. Wayne Fritts and Rev. Corky Alexander officiating. Interment to follow in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.
THOMAS, MRS. RUBY INEZ - age 78, of Shawanee, Tenn., passed away Monday at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate. Receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate. Burial in the Greers Chapel Cemetery.
WHEELER, CECIL HERMAN - age 76, of Maryville, died 2:58 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 1997, at the family home. He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Josie Wheeler; son, Jerry Wheeler; brothers, Robert, James, Virgil and Wayne Wheeler; and sister, Marcella Shell. Survivors include wife of 56 years, Pauline J. Wheeler; sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Dee Wheeler of Maryville, David and Lisa Wheeler of Knoxville, Tim and Janice Wheeler of Greenback; daughter, Barbara Bacon of Maryville; 13 grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Joyce and Jim Laymon of Taylor, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. John Sweet officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview Cemetery for interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
WILLIAMS, MRS. ELSIE ROWLAND - age 83, of New Tazewell, Tenn., was born April 13, 1914, and passed away June 19, 1997, at Brakebill Nursing Home in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a charter member of Fairview Baptist Church. Member of Dogwood Home Demonstration Club. Member of Claiborne County Historical Socviety, Volunteer for American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery Program. She is survived by: sons, Lynn R. Williams of South Bend, Ind., David R. Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Ruth Ann Manning of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Julie M. Williams of South Bend, Ind.; granddaughters, Lani Williams of Indianapolis, Ind., Kris Williams of Columbus, Ohio; grandson, Matthew Williams of South Bend, Ind.; granddaughter, Martha Manning of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandson, John Manning of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Ocie Gibson of Knoxville, Tenn., Grace Monday of Monroe, Mich., Imogene Monks of North Palm Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mildred Rowland of Tazewell, Tenn. and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 1997,. at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, Tenn. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
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. Arrangements by 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. Burial will take place Friday 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Niles E. Kitzmiller and Dr. Larry Spargimino will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Terry Wilson, Ricky Wilson, Brian Wilson, Chris Wilson, and Daby Wilson. Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn. in charge.
WOODS, BETTY BLAIR - age 66, of Loudon, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Daughter or Robert and Margaret Dobson Blair, Loudon. Funeral arrangements announced later by Loudon Funeral Home.
WORKMAN, ROY (STRAW) - age 76, of New Market, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Pollard Hill Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Lennie B. Workman, New Market; daughters, Phillis Willis, Kodak, Brenda Workman, Crossville; sons, Roy (Bud) Workman and Jerry Workman, New Market; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Bailey, Strawberry Plains; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Fielden's Chapel, with Rev. Jimmy Dockins officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Piney Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
WRIGHT, MRS. ALICE MARY KATE - age 78, of Swan Pond Road, Harriman, passed away Wednesday, June 18th at the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. She was a member of the Swan Pond Baptist Church and preceded in death by husband, Charles Lee Wright. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ellen and David Bailey, Midtown, Phyllis and Steve Ellis, Midtown; sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Mary Lou Wright, Midtown, Calvin Wright, Philadelphia, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Sheila Almond, Nancy Lyn Burnette, Melinda Griffis, Jeffrey Wright, Randy Ellis, Jason Ellis, Chareece Wright; four great-grandchildren, Bradley, Brandon, Brooke and Madison. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. David Harmon and Rev. David Bailey officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Swan Pond Cemetery. The family of Mrs. Alice Mary Kate Wright will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.