Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ALBERTI, HAZEL - age 84, of Pigeon Forge, died Friday,
June 20, 1997, at Sevier County Health Care Center. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Joseph Alberti. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law,
Dorothy and Claude Reasor, Bobbie and Alfred Smalley; son, Kenneth Hazelwood;
ten grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery
for graveside service and interment, Rev. Clyde Martin officiating. The
family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
ANDERSON, MRS. LUCILLE (BABE EAST) - age 82, of W. Shore Drive, Harriman,
formerly of the Glen Alice Community, Rockwood, passed away Friday, June
20th, at Baptist Hospital, Knoxville. She was a member of the Post Oak
Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Benjamin O. East in
1970. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Dorothy Dean,
Rockwood, Benny and Ada Mae East, Rockwood, James and Helen East, Spotsylvania,
Va., David and Linda East, Rockwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and
Donald Stolz, Warsaw, Va., Elizabeth and Richard Shelton, Rockwood; daughter,
Jean Meredith, Kingston; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted Monday, at
2 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Fred Smith and Rev.
Larry Tilley officiating. Interment will follow in the Glen Alice Cemetery.
The family of Mrs. Lucille (Babe East) Anderson will receive friends Sunday
evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary, Rockwood.
AYERS, MRS. JESSIE E. MILLER - age 83, of LaFollette, passed away Saturday,
June 21, 1997, at LaFollette Medical Center. Mrs. Ayers had been a Christian
from an early age. Survivors: husband of 68 years, Finley L. Ayers, LaFollette;
sons, J.P. Ayers, Jacksboro, Noah (Curly) Ayers, LaFollette; daughter,
Mrs. Charles (Betty Lou) Longmire, LaFollette; grandchildren, Libbi Longmire
Lay and Joseph M. Ayers, both of LaFollette, Ginger Longmire Branam of
Cookeville, Jim Ayers of Smyrna, Tenn, Robin Ayers Reynolds, Rockwood,
Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Whitney and Christopher Lay, LaFollette, Stephanie
and Holly Branam, Cookeville, Tenn., Hannah Ayers, Smyrna, Tenn.; brothers,
Henderson Miller, LaFollette, Claude Miller, Hammond, Tenn.; sister, Mrs.
Irene Miller Pultz, Stauton, Va.; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives
and friends. Funeral service Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Walters Chapel with Rev.
Pat Ayers officiating. Interment Bakers Forge Cemetery. The family will
receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Walters Funeral Home. Walters Funeral
Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements.
AYERS, PAUL EDWARD - age 47, passed away Friday, June 6th., 1997, 6:45
p.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii. Formerly of Knoxville, he had been a resident
of Hawaii for several years. He was a graduate of Powell High School. Attended
the University of Tennessee and continued his education at the University
of Hawaii. He served in the United States Air Force. Preceded in death
by father, Tim L. Ayers. Survivors: mother, Dora R. Ayers; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Linda J. and Steven C. Bales, Barbara J. and John Michael
Cruze; nephew and nieces, Jeff, Jennifer and Rebecca Bales, all of Knoxville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
4205 Hillsborough Road, Ste. 200, Nashville, Tenn. 37915. The family will
hold a private memorial service.
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
CALLAHAN, EVELYN MISER - age 85, of Louisville, died Saturday, June
21, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Clark's Grove
Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is preceded in death by husband, George
Callahan II. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Martha and
Dr. Richard Daugherty of Louisville, Tenn.; son, Tom Callahan III, also
of Louisville; grandchildren, Andrew and Thomas; nieces and nephews. Family
and friends will meet at Middlesettlements Cemetery at 2:30 Sunday, June
22, 1997, for a graveside service with the Rev. Gale Keown officiating.
Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made
to Clark's Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3137 Old Knox. Hwy., 37804
or their favorite charity.
DONALDSON, BERNICE HIGHLAND - passed away Saturday, June 21, 1997, at
U.T. Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Jarnigan & Son
Mortuary in charge.
FISH, LOY ''BROWN'' - age 65, of Corryton, died at 6:34 p.m. Thursday
evening, June 19, 1997, at the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was
of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and
Lula Fish; brothers, Frank Fish, Paul Fish, and Bobby Fish. Survivors include
wife, Hope Davis Fish of Corryton; daughter and son-in-law, Daphne and
Daniel L. Ellis of Powell; sisters, Dorothy Collins of Blaine, Eva Lawson
of Sevierville, Carroll Hicks of Knoxville, and Anita Trent of Sneedville;
several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Graveside service and
interment will be 10 a.m. Sunday, June 21, 1997, in the Grainger Memorial
Gardens with Reverend Mac Hayes and Reverend Mike Viles officiating. Pallbearers
will be Kenny Fisher, Bobby Fisher, Paul Davis, Noah Collins, Sam Renfro
and Ray Myers. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge,
TN 37861, phone (423) 828-5555.
FOSTER, JOYCE CAROLYN - age 55, of Knoxville, passed away June 20, 1997
at U.T. Hospital. Of the Baptist faith, retired from K-Mart after 20 years
service. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Johnny Thomas,
Tammy and Jimmy Brinias; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Tina Foster;
son and fiancee', Randy Foster and Regina Owen, all of Knoxville; grandchildren,
Nickie, Todd, Michael, Regina, Ashley, Amanda, Corey, Maria; sisters, Christine
Hartness of Renton, Wash., Bobbie Harp of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law,
Pam and Richard Sell of Nashville; brother, Jimmy Harp of Knoxville. Family
and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Sunday for graveside
services at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jack Dean officiating. Arrangements by Rose
Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
GASS, STELLA JAMES- age 87, of Maryville, died Saturday, June 21, 1997,
at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced
later by McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home.
HARMATZ, RUTH COHN - loving mother and wife, died peacefully after a
short illness on June 21, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge,
Tennessee. Ruth was a longtime resident of Oak Ridge and faculty member
of the Physics Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ruth was
born June 25, 1924 in Lake Forest, Ill., daughter of Lena and Max Cohn.
She was a graduate of Lake Forest High School and received her B.S. from
the University of Chicago and Ph.D. in physics from Ohio State University.
She began working at Oak Ridge in 1950, and married Benjamin Harmatz, also
a physicist in Oak Ridge. Her children, Paul and Miriam, were graduates
of Oak Ridge High School. Paul is practicing pediatric gastroenterology
at Children's Hospital, Oakland, Calif., and lives with his wife Peggy
and two beautiful children, David, age 15 years, and Leah, 12 years. Her
daughter Miriam is a lawyer living in Miami and working for Florida Legal
Services on poverty health law issues. In addition to her immediate family,
Ruth is survived by her sister Zelda Klass of Evanston, Ill., and brother,
George Cohn of Pasadena, Calif. Ruth recently retired from U.T. and was
enjoying much traveling, visiting with her family, spending time with friends,
and enjoying life. She was a member of Temple Beth El in Knoxville. Family
and friends will meet at for graveside services at the New Jewish Cemetery
in Knoxville at Keith Drive and Glenn Avenue at 1 p.m. June 23. Rabbi Rashkovsky
of Oak Ridge will be officiating. Paul and Miriam invite all friends to
join them for services and a visit afterwards at their home at 72 W. Vanderbilt
Dr., Oak Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the
Oak Ridge Public Library Endowment Fund. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
HATCHER, KENNETH DOANE - age 83, of Knoxville, died Friday, June 20,
1997, at the family home. Member of Second United Methodist Church. Member
of Ft. Bragg Masonic Lodge, Knoxville Scottish Rite, and York Rite Mason.
Life member of American Legion, Fountain City Post #126. Retired comptroller
for division of finance at TVA after 30 years of service. World War II
Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, George Bert and Sallie Thresher
Hatcher; sisters, Velma, Addie, Robbie Jean Hatcher; brother, Charles C.
Hatcher. Survivors: wife of 62 years, Berenice (Bailey) Hatcher; sister,
Irene Hatcher; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonny and Clarence Whitaker,
Georgia and Franklin Shipley, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service Monday, 1 p.m., Second United Methodist Church, Rev. Rusty
Taylor and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating, interment to follow at Lynnhurst
Cemetery. Pallbearers, nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to Second United Methodist Church, 1524 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921.
The family will receive friends Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary,
Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
HEADRICK, DOROTHY ''DOT'' - age 60, of West Knoxville, passed away Thursday,
June 19, 1997. She was a member of the Church of God. Preceded in death
by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Miller; and sister, Ruby Patrick. Survivors:
husband, Charles E. Headrick; son, Chuck E. Headrick, Jr.; daughter and
son-in-law, Sherri G. Darnell and Wayne; brothers, Carl and Edward Miller;
sisters, Opal Allison, Ruth Rogers; three grandchildren, Kevin, Crystal,
Misty Darnell. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Church of God with
Pastor Mitch McClure and Rev. Tim Brown officiating. Interment 10 a.m.
Monday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home,
HICKMAN, EARL HASKEL - age 96, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June
20, 1997, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. Member of Riverdale Baptist
Church. Retired from Robertshaw Controls. Preceded in death by wife, Esther
Hickman; daughter, Jesse Hickman; brother, Bert Hickman; sisters, Lena
Brewer and Adle Hickman. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Francis
and Alice Hickman, J.T. and Polly Hickman; granddaughters and husbands,
Donna and Rev. Wayne Haun, Karen and Jim Gilliland, Kim and Rick Leake;
grandson and wife, John and Anna Hickman; brother and sister-in-law, Roy
and Ruth Hickman; seven great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet
at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Seven Islands Cemetery for a 2:30 graveside service
with Rev. Michael Vincent officiating. Pallbearers will be John Hickman,
Rev. Wayne Haun, Jim Gilliland, Brian Haun, Rick Leake and Gordon Irwin.
The family will receive friends 7-9 Saturday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004
HONACHER, ROY C. - age 72, of Knoxville, formerly of Kenova, W.Va.,
passed away early Saturday morning, June 21, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. He
was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy. Member of Kenova
Masonic Lodge #110 F.& A.M. He was preceded in death by parents, Tony
W. and Sophia Davis Honacher; brothers, Jack and John Honacher. Survivors:
wife, Patty Smith Honacher; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Roy and Sharon
Honacher of Port Charlotte, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Mike
Adams of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Steven and Michael Honacher, Steven
and Tracy Clarkson; stepson and daughter-in-law, Steve and Teresa Clarkson
of Lenoir City; sister-in-law, Mary Lee Honacher of Ceredo, W.Va.; several
nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Monday in
Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services with Avery Lodge
#593 F.& A.M. officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8
p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
JEFFRIES, JOHN H. - age 72, passed away at his home June 20, 1997. He
is survived by his wife, Nora Jeffries; children, Albert Jeffries, Peggy
Hunley, Mary McCoy, Gail Berrier, Tommy Jeffries, Alice Lindameyer, Harry
Jeffries, John Jeffries II and David Jeffries; 32 grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; many brothers and sisters.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Highland Memorial
Funeral Home. Graveside service Monday at 12 noon in the Tennessee Veterans
Cemetery, Rev. Keith Poland will officiate. Arrangements by Highland Memorial
Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
JENKINS, CASSIE LEE LONG - age 99, of Copper Ridge Road, Morristown,
passed away June 20, 1997, at Life Care Center of Morristown. Born December
30, 1897, the daughter of George and Margaret Long, she was the last survivor
of 12 children. Preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Jenkins.
She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Clara
and W.C. Frazier, Jr. of Morristown; daughter, Ruth Painter of Morristown;
granddaughters, Ina Ruth Painter of Morristown, Melba Painter Cabbage of
Blaine; grandsons, Glenn Painter of Whitesburg, Robert and Buddy Painter
of Morristown; great-granddaughter, Brooke Painter of Morristown; great-grandsons,
Michael and Robby Painter of Morristown, Bobby Lowe of Columbia, S.C.;
step-great-granddaughters, Sharon Maxey of Maryville, Karen Bolton of Morristown;
six great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 8 p.m. Sunday at Mayes
Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Graveside services
will be 10 a.m. Monday in Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends
from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
JETT, PEGGY LEE GRAYSON - of Seymour, passed away Friday, June 20, 1997,
at Baptist Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy ''Knotty''
and Margaret Grayson; sister, Joann Stooksbury. She is survived by husband,
Rondow Jett, Jr.; sons, Marty and wife, Debbie, Kodak, Ronnie, Seymour;
daughters and sons-in-law, Dreama and Bill Doane, Tonya and Steve Jinks,
Seymour; daughter, Angie Bobo, Seymour; eight grandchildren; brother, Jack
Grayson, Florida. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Sunday at the Highland
South Chapel, Rev. Pete Coster and Rev. Steve McClure will be officiating.
Interment will be 10 a.m. Monday at Highland South Memorial Park. The family
will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, send donations
to the Kidney Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements
are with Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills) 573-7300.
JOHNSON, EMMETT D. - 93, of Maryville, died Friday, June 20, 1997, at
Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member and former Deacon of Maryville
First Baptist Church, he was retired from ALCOA and a member of the 25
Year Service Club, where he also played on the Aluminum Company's baseball
team. He was a graduate of Maryville College. He is preceded in death by
wife, Grace Stevenson Johnson; and grandson, John McTear Johnson. Survivors
include: son, George W. Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and son and daughter-in-law,
John T. and Jody Johnson of Franklin, La.; granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson;
sisters, Jewell J. Harwick, Smyrna, Ga. and Hazel J. Standrich of Marietta,
Ga. Family and friends will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 1997, at
Sherwood Memorial Gardens Masoleum for entombment services with Dr. Charles
W. Brown officiating. The family will receive friends after the services
at the mausoleum. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville in charge. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Maryville
College Baseball Team or their favorite charity.
JUSTICE, JOHN PAUL - 91, of the Seven Island Community, passed away
Saturday at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. He was a retired farmer and
also retired employee of Security Mills. He was preceded in death by his
parents, John Jake and Sarah Clifton Justice; his wife, Virginia Elizabeth
Justice. Survivors: wife, Nora Justice; sons, Larry Justice of Knoxville,
Claude Justice of Soddy Daisy; son-in-law, Chester Atchley, Stone Mountain,
Ga.; daughter-in-law, Catherine Atchley, Stone Mountain, Ga.; nephew, Ray
Stinnett of Halls; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several
step-grandchildren; and several great-step-grandchildren. Funeral service
will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Rawlings Funeral Home. Burial will follow
at Seven Island Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
on Sunday at Rawlings Funeral Home.
KIDD, HELEN KALTHOFF - of Knoxville, formerly of the Karns Community,
passed away Friday, June 20, 1997. Member of Beaver Ridge United Methodist
Church. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will
meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service,
Rev. Henry Swann officiating. Please make memorial contributions to Beaver
Ridge United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.
NICLEY, MR. CORNELIUS - 77, of Hickory Valley Road, Maynardville, passed
away suddenly 11:15 a.m. Friday, June 20, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center.
He was a member of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Rozella
(Bailey) Nicley; sons and daughters-in-law, Glen and Helen Nicley, Jack
Nicley, Cecil W. Nicley, all of Maynardville, Darrell and Patricia Nicley,
Washburn; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Gerald Kitts of Luttrell;
19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Earl Nicley; sisters,
Bertha Nicley; Gertie Murphy and Zella Washam; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Richard Nicley,
Rev. Charlie Widner officiating. Music by Alder Springs Quartet and Linda
Nicley. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Pleasant View Cemetery. The family will
receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
PRATER, MRS. H.E. (FAYE R.) - passed away June 20, 1997, at St. Mary's
Medical Center following a brief illness. Member of Holy Ghost Catholic
Church. Retired from Knoxville City and Knox County School System serving
for 31 years as secretary of Sterchi Elementary School. Preceded in death
by parents, Floyd L. and Cora Lee Remine; brother, Jack Remine, and husband
of 50 years, Horace E. Prater. Survivors: sons, Gary S. Prater, Knoxville,
Edward A. Prater and wife Amy of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Laura, Ted
and Katie Prater; great-grandchildren, Alexis Robinson, Samson Prater;
sister, Verna Jackson of Tucker, Ga.; cousin, Myrtle Huffaker. Family and
friends will meet at Seven Islands Cemetery 2:15 p.m. Sunday for graveside
services at 2:30 p.m. with Father John Dowling officiating. Arrangements
by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
PUGH, WALTER WILLIAM - 87, of Maryville, passed away Saturday afternoon
June 21, 1997, at Fairpark Health Care Center. Member of Carson Island
Baptist Church in Monroe County. Member of the Maryville Lions Club, Veteran
of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Survivors: wife, Pearl
Livesay Pugh; sister, Betty Burnette of Knoxville; brother, Jack H. Pugh
of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Frances Livesay of Knoxville; caregiver, Rosezella
Brown of Maryville; special friend, John Hammontree of Maryville; several
nieces and nephews, cousins. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral
Home Chapel, Rev. Greg L. Long officiating. Family and friends will meet
at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning
for the entombment service. Family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday
at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
ROBERTSON, CHARLES C. - 80, of Maryville, died 7:40 p.m. Friday, June
20, 1997, at the family home. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
He also was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 21 years of service. He
was preceded in death by mother, Virginia Tolliver and stepfather, Carl
Tolliver; stepbrother, Julius Tolliver. Survivors include: wife, Mildred
Caswell Robertson; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Kay Robertson of
Speedwell, Tenn., Gene and Brenda Robertson, Allen and Nancy Robertson,
all of Maryville; and son, Gary Robertson of Rockford; daughters and sons-in-law,
Susan and Mike Rutherford of Maryville, Rita and Greg Hendricks of South
Lake, Texas; grandchildren, Kim Echols, David Robertson, Tammy Mersino,
Brian Simpson, Laura Robertson, L.A. Robertson; four great-grandsons; brothers,
Fred Robertson of Tazewell, James Tolliver of Monticello, Ky., Kenneth
Tolliver of Williamsburg, Ky., and J.C. Tolliver of Williamsburg, Ky.;
sisters, Ruby Keck of Monroe, Mich., Frankie Bryant of Williamsburg, Ky.,
Ella Mae Smith Lee of Powell, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Hazel Tolliver of Powell,
Tenn.; several aunts and uncles. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, June 22,
1997, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Rev. Herman Helton officiating.
Family and friends will assemble at 2 p.m. Monday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens
for the interment. Family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday,
Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
ROZZEL, HAZEL COOK - lovingly known as ''Big Mama'' was born March 26,
1916, passed away Friday, June 20, 1997, at 1:40 a.m. at North Haven Nursing
Home. Born to the late Gilbert and Idella Cook in Sylacauga, Ala. She later
moved to Knoxville in the early 40's, met and married the late Nathan Rozzel.
Four children were born to this union. She was a faithful member of Bush
Grove Baptist Church until stricken with cancer. She was employed at Broadway
Baptist Church for 25 years. She leaves to cherish her memory: sister,
Jessie Cook; son, Nathaniel (Claudette) of Chattanooga, Tenn; three daughters,
Sandra (Larry) Tipton, Joyce (William) Toms, and Ann Rozzel, all of Knoxville;
five grandsons, Malcolm, Marcus, Victor, Anthony, and Jonathan; four granddaughters,
Allison, Kimberly, Brandi, and Calandra; three great-grandsons, Marc, Jaylon,
and Christian; devoted nieces, Barbara Walker and Irene Cook; and a host
of nieces, nephews, other reltives and friends to include goddaughter,
Florence Early; and devoted friend, David Hearn. A special thanks to the
nurses and staff at North Haven Nursing Home, Housecall Healthcare, and
Hospice, for their support and encouragement during our mother's illness.
The family will receive friends at Unity Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, June
24, 1997, from 6:30-7 p.m. with funeral to follow, Rev. Robert Sherrod
officiating, assisted by various ministers. Interment at Holly Hills Memorial
Gardens, Chapman Highway, on Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at 11 a.m. Family
will be at the home of Larry and Sandra Tipton, 104 Bona Road. Arrangements
by Unity Mortuary.
SPENCE, PAUL HARTMAN - 75, of Powell, Tenn., died Friday, June 20, at
Methodist Medical Center. Born April 20, 1922, in Jacksonville, Fla. He
was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Retired from Union Carbide K-25 Plant,
Oak Ridge, after 37 years of service. He was a member of Red Ash Baptist
Church, Caryville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Collinwood
and Inez Spence; sister, Alliene S. Banham. Survivors: include his wife
of 40 years, Grace Phillips Spence of Claxton; two daughters, Katherine
Spence of Knoxville, Shirley and husband, Mark Wilson of Knoxville; twin
grandchildren, Jeremy and Ashley Wilson of Knoxville; and father-in-law,
Sam Phillips of Caryville. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday,
June 22, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services
will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Holley Gamble Funeral Home Chapel,
Clinton, Tennessee with the Rev. Don Allen officiating. Burial 2 p.m. Monday
at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens, Claxton, Tenn.
WILLIAMS, FLOYD E. - 76, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 20, 1997, after a lengthy illness. Retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard and Civil Service; he was a graduate of Carson Newman; and was active in the Fountain City Youths Athletic Program. The widower of Grace Williams. Survived by three children, Janice Williams Jeter, Indianaopolis, Ind., Liet. Col. Randall Williams, Ft. Knox, Ky., Andrew Williams, Knoxville; three grandchildren; and a brother, Howard Williams of Brookside, Utah. Funeral service Monday afternoon in the Florida Memorial Funeral Home in Melbourne, Fla.