Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM C. (BILL) - age 82, of Fountain City,
passed away Sunday morning at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member
of Roseberry Baptist Church, East Knoxville; a member of the Mascot Lodge
#738 F.& A.M.; also was a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner, Kerbela Temple,
past president of his Scottish Rite Class. Survived by wife, Gladys Armstrong;
daughters and son-in-law, Brenda Cook, Maryville, Patricia and Tom Tarver,
The Woodlands, Texas; granddaughters, Valerie Cook and Emily Tarver; grandsons,
Larry (Bucky) Cook and Tommy Tarver; sisters, Rosa Mae Mitchell, Maxie
Barnes, Martha Widner; numerous nieces and nephews; special nephew, Everett
Armstrong. Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday by Mascot
Lodge #738 F.& A.M. followed by a memorial service at Gentry-Griffey
Chapel conducted by Dr. Thomas Drinnen. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital through the Kerbela
Temple. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Gentry-Griffey
BLAIR, MRS. BONELLA - of Blaine, died 10:40 p.m. Saturday, June 21,
1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Block Springs
Baptist Church, Blaine. Survivors: husband, Maynard Blair, Blaine; daughter,
Roseann Barron, Jacksonville, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Gary M. and
Jane Blair, Talbott; grandchildren, Renee Oliver, Bean Station, Michael
Perrin, Mark Blair, Tony Blair, all of Rutledge; four great-grandchildren;
sister, Alpha Petree, Knoxville; brothers, Walter Hartgrove, Knoxville,
Willett Hartgrove, Maynardville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Block
Springs Baptist Church, Blaine. The body will lie in state from 10 until
11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Rev. Robert Spradlin officiating. Interment
Block Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Michael Perrin, Mark
and Tony Blair, David Oliver, Jimmy Vineyard, J.T. Kennedy. The family
will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave.
BROWN, ORVILLE V., SR. - age 86, of the Mt. Olive Community, passed
away Saturday evening following an extended illness. Retired employee of
Kerns Bakery with 45 years service. Preceded in death by wife of 61 years,
Margaret S. Brown; and daughter, Helen B. Huskey. Survivors; daughters
and sons-in-law, Margaret Ann and Billie Edwards, Knoxville, Patricia S.
and Phillip Bates, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Orville
V., Jr. and Ruth Brown; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside
service 12 noon Monday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Dr. William L. Palmer
officiating. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway in charge.
BUSH, DELLA OGLE - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, June
21, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church. Preceded
in death by husband, Fred Bush; and sons, Edward and R.G. Ellis. Survivors:
brother, Leonard Ogle, Knoxville; sisters, Nellie Hubbard, Knoxville, Mary
Ogle Catlett, Kodak, Marie Baker, Sparta, Ruth Ladd, Michigan; daughter-in-law,
Mary Lou Ellis, Knoxville; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren; special nieces, Mary Nell Ward and Helen
Golden; and several other nieces and nephews and special friends. Funeral
8 p.m. Tuesday, McCarty Chapel, Rev. Charles Ogle and Rev. Eddie Smart
officiating. The family and friends will meet at McCarty Mortuary at 10:15
a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Union Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service.
Pallbearers: Steve Ellis, Robert Ellis, Roy Taylor, Roy Len Taylor, Chuck
Ogle, Roger Ogle. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty
Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
DONALDSON, BERNICE HOLLAND - passed away Saturday, June 21, 1997, at
U.T. Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Jarnigan & Son
Mortuary in charge.
GASS, STELLA JAMES- age 87, of Maryville, died Saturday, June 21, 1997,
at her home. She was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, member
of the A.A.U.W., Friends of the Library, and Blount Co. Retired Teachers
Association. She taught in the Maryville City Schools System for 23 years.
She is preceded in death by husband, Robert A. Gass. Survivors include:
daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn G. and John M. Hertzler of Goshen, Ind.;
and son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Martie Gass of Titusville, Fla.;
grandchildren include, Julie Hertzler of Goshen, Ind., Susan Burkholder
of Camper Guatemala, Robert Gass of Orlando, Fla., and Jason Gass of Titusville,
Fla.; one great-grandchild, Rowan Gass of Orlando, Fla. There will be a
memorial service Monday 4 p.m. at New Providence Presbyterian Church with
the Rev. Kevin Frederick officiating. The family will receive friends after
the service at the church. The interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made
to New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801.
McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville in charge.
GRIFFIN, ANGELECIA V. (ANN McBEE) - was born June 17, 1930 and went
to be with her heavenly Father on Friday, June 20, 1997, at her home. A
dedicated and faithful member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church since
March 1985. She was one of God's warriors. Preceded in death by father,
William Henry McBee; mother, Mary Petty McBee; brothers, Clifford, Ledford,
and William H. McBee. Survivors: devoted husband, James A. Griffin; son,
James A. (Barbara) Griffin, Jr.; daughters, Darlene M. Berry, Mary C.,
Deborah A., and Sarah P. Griffin; brothers, Oscar McBee, Sr., John (Valerie)
McBee; sisters-in-law, Maudie and Queenie McBee, Jessie Rucker; brother-in-law,
John (Alice) Howell; grandchildren, Glenn, James III, Latasha, Raffell,
Angelecia, Razeal, Reagan, Cory, Sarah Griffin, George and Adriane Berry,
Warren Moran, Dewayne and Michael Houston; great-grandchildren, Brittany,
Kejoria, Raffell, Jr., Dashawn; son-in-law, George E. Berry; daughter-in-law,
Linda G. Jones; devoted nephew, Oscar Blakney McBee, Chicago, Ill. Family
hour 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 1997. Funeral to follow, Rev. M.M. Solomon
officiating at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. The family will be
at home, 4705 Plymouth Road. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
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.
Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
JAYNES, DONALD L. - age 71, of White Pine, passed away early Sunday
morning, June 22, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville after a short
illness. Preceded in death by a son, Donald Roy Jaynes. His parents the
late Roy T. and Sarah E. Jaynes, Sr.; and a brother, Roy T. Jaynes, Jr.
Retired prominent farmer and civic leader of the White Pine Community.
Member of the First United Methodist Church of White Pine. Survived by
wife, Hannah C. Jaynes of White Pine; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and
Gary Johnson of Kingston; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Libby Jaynes
of White Pine; granddaughter and her husband, Wendy and Archer Coppedge
of Kingston; granddaughter, Melissa Johnson of Kingston, Jenny Cole and
Anna Jaynes; and grandson, Chris Cole, all of White Pine; sister and brother-in-law,
Mary Elizabeth and Gene Henry of Dandridge; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday from the First United Methodist
Church with Rev. Kenneth Rickey officiating. Interment in Seahorn's Chapel
Methodist Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one
hour before services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home
Monday evening 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials
be made to your favorite charity or organization. Farrar's of White Pine
in charge of arrangements.
HOPSON, AGNES SMITH - age 86, of Knoxville, found eternal peace, June
20, 1997, at U.T. Memorial Hospital. She was the oldest chartered member
of Mt. Olive Baptist Church with over 65 years of service. She served on
the Deaconess Board and was a faithful member of the Sunday School until
her illness. Preceded in death by husband, Lawrence Hopson; niece, Elizabeth
Crayton; and sisters, Mattie Adams and Mamie Green. Survivors: very devoted
grandniece, Caroyln Washington of Hampton, Va.; devoted grandniece, Candace
Washington of Knoxville; special extended family, the Brackneys, Fred,
Susan, and Rick of Knoxville and Meg Sierant of Vail, Colo.; grandnieces,
Mattie Henry, Wanda Crayton, and Forsythia Crayton of Boston, Mass., Marion
Crayton, Helen Crayton, and Rachel Chiles of Lowell, Mass., and Frances
Crayton of Pales Verdes, Calif.; grandnephews, Samuel Crayton of Hampton,
Va., Marcus Crayton of Lowell, Mass., and Charles Crayton of St. Thomas,
Virgin Island; 16 great-grandnieces and nephews; 14 great-great-grandnieces
and nephews; and her Mt. Olive Baptist Church family. The family will receive
friends 11-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Funeral service at 11:30, Rev. Kelly M. Smith, Jr. officiating. Interment
Sherwood Memorial Gardens to follow services. Arrangements by Jarnigan
and Son Mortuary.
JONES, JANICE ARLENE WHITLOCK - age 56, of 1595 Niles Ferry Rd., Madisonville,
passed away 3:05 a.m. Sunday, June 22, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Member
of Hopewell Springs Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Hobert
Whitlock; stepfather, Tom Martin. Survivors: husband, Sam W. Jones; daughters
and sons-in-law, Teresa and Randy Thompson, Sweetwater, Tracy and Johnny
Sutton, Corryton; grandsons, Andrew and Justin Thompson, both of Sweetwater,
Hayden Sutton, Corryton; mother, Versie Martin, Sweetwater; sister and
brother-in-law, Sharon and Johnny Young, Cleveland; brother and sister-in-law,
Ray and Barbara Whitlock, Athens; stepsisters, Meredith Gendron, Birmingham,
Ala., Melinda Pritchett, Athens, Marilyn Atchley, Cleveland; several nieces
and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Doug Alexander
officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hopewell Springs Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to the American Heart Association. The family will receive
friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
JUSTICE, JOHN PAUL - age 91, of the Seven Island Community, passed away
Saturday at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. He was a retired farmer and
also a retired employee of Security Mills. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Jake and Sarah Clifton Justice; his wife, Virginia Elizabeth
Justice. Survivors: wife, Nora Justice; sons, Larry Justice of Knoxville,
Claude Justice of Soddy Daisy; stepson, Chester Atchley; stepdaughter,
Catherine Atchley, both of Stone Mountain, Ga.; nephew, Ray Stinnett of
Halls; grandchildren, Claudette Justice Reagan of Knoxville, Blane and
Dwane Justice of Sudligna, Ga.; great-granddaughter, Katee Justice. Funeral
service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Rawlings Funeral Home. Rev. David
Cabell will officiate. Burial will follow at Seven Island Cemetery.
LATHAM, MAYME BAKER - age 87, of Seymour, went to be with Jesus Saturday,
June 21, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was preceded
in death by her husband, James Ott Latham. She was a member of Sugarloaf
Baptist Church. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Jack and Wilma
Latham, Gene and Nellie Latham, Gary and Joyce Latham; six grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service
7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Dallas
Gibson officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday in Knob Creek Cemetery.
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family
will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
McBRAYER, HELEN A. - age 80, of Maryville, died Sunday at Blount Memorial
Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Robert N.
McBrayer. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Roger N. and
Sue McBrayer of Georgia; three grandsons, Greg McBrayer, Blake McBrayer,
both of Georgia, and Eric McBrayer of Virginia; oen brother, John Adams
of Florida. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Graveside
of Sherwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Raymond Burnett officiating. The
family will receive friends on Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. here at the funeral
home. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to the American Diabetes
Association located at 4205 Hillsboro Road Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215.
Arrangements are by McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home.
MURRAY, ADAM EUGENE - age 2 months, passed away Friday morning. Survivors:
mother, Mary Ann Murray; father, Jimmy Dale Murray; sister, Hannah Lee
Murray; brother, Jimmy Dale Murray III; grandparents, Mary and Lester Brewer,
Jessie and Ben Williams; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside
service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Seven Island Cemetery, Rev. Wiser officiating.
Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway in charge.
NICELY, EVELYN INEZ - age 76, of Washburn, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday
evening, June 21, 1997, at the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee in Knoxville
after an extended illness. She was a member of Washburn Baptist Church
and was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Jennings Satterfield;
brother, Jay Satterfield; sisters, Helen Satterfield and Wilma Nicely;
husband, Doyle H. Nicely; son, Bobby G. Nicely; and daughter-in-law, Charlene
Nicely. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Woody and Jenny
Nicely, Danny and Dixie Nicely, Johnny Nicely, all of Washburn, Ricky Nicely
of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Jackie Haynes of Morristown,
Patricia and Larry Seal of Powder Springs and Teresa Nicely of Strawberry
Plains; daughter-in-law, Sharon Nicely of Knoxville; brother, James D.
Satterfield of Talbott; sister, Ruth Ritter of Dandridge; grandchildren,
Lisa Taylor of Knoxville, Barry Nicely of Powder Springs, Leslie Wolfenbarger
of Powder Springs, Kelly Hurst of Washburn, Wesley, Tandy, and Taylor Nicely
of Washburn, Tracy and Jacqueline Haynes of Morristown, Shaun and Rachel
Seal of Powder Springs; great-grandchildren, Morgan Taylor of Knoxville
and Whitley Nicely of Powder Springs; several nieces and nephews; very
special caregivers, Pat Whitener, Marie Beeler, and Cora Seal. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 1997, from
the Washburn Baptist Church with Reverend Randy Beeler and Reverend Mike
Samples officiating. Interment to follow in the Washburn Cemetery. The
body will lie-in-state 30 minutes prior to services. The family will receive
friends from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Monday evening, June 23, 1997, at the funeral
home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee
37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
PUGH, WALTER WILLIAM - age 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. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m.
Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
SEAMENS, JAN WESLEY - age 56, of Knoxville, died 1:20 p.m. Sunday, June
22, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. Funeral arrangements are
incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge.
SHAVER, SAM - age 88, of Greeneville, passed away Saturday evening.
He is survived by wife, Jennie Mae Shaver; son, Jim Shaver of Ringgold,
Ga.; daughter, Pat Berry of New Market; one granddaugher; one great-granddaugher;
one sister, Nita Ward of Knoxville; one brother, Howard Shaver of Georgia.
Funeral 8 p.m. Monday in Doughty-Stevens Chapel. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday
in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville,
SHOWS, ADA - age 85, passed away Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Brakebill
Nursing Home. Mrs. Shows was a member of Marble City Baptist Church. She
was an employee of Tom's Foods for 28 years. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Otis Shows; parents, W.R. and Harriet Irwin McClanahan;
sister, Edna Haynes; and brothers, Harvey, John, and Theodore ''Red'' McClanahan.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Mary Hobbs, Knoxville;
brother, Charles McClanahan and his wife, Mary, Knoxville; sisters, Ruth
Spurgeon, Orlando, Fla., Hazel Clark, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews;
lots of friends and neighbors. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Monday at
the Highland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Ron Bright and special Deacon W.C. Thornton
will be officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial
Cemetery. John and Luke Lewis and Bill Hardy will be honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. Arrangements are with
Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
SHRADER, DALE F. - age 81, of Dandridge, died suddenly Sunday morning,
June 22, 1997. He was an active and lifetime member of the Mt. Zion United
Methodist Church and was a prominent farmer and cattleman of Jefferson
Co. where he was active in many of the agriculture clubs an organizations.
He was the son of the late J. Blaine and Lydia Finchum Shrader and was
preceded in death by brother, Everette Shrader. Survived by friends, Mary
Ownby and W.D. Goforth; and several cousins. Funeral service Tuesday 11
a.m. at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Hollifield
and Rev. Wendell Shepherd officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The
family requests that memorials be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Trust Fund,
784 Cherokee Drive, Dandridge, TN 37725. The family will receive friends
Monday evening 7-9 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Arrangements
by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
SMITH, ROBERT B., SR. - of Knoxville, passed away June 22, 1997, at
U.T. Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge
THOMPSON, MARY ANN - passed away Saturday morning, June 21, in Atlanta,
Ga. She was to celebrate her 80th birthday with her family July 25th. She
was a housewife and devoted mother during her family's early years. She
later practiced nursing at St. Mary's Hospital and retired from the profession
in 1980. Surviving family members include her children, Janet K. Thompson
of Decatur, Ga. and Larry H. Thompson of Powell, Tenn.; sister, Ann Pagano;
and brothers, Joseph and Peter Vetrano. A graveside service for family
and friends will be held at Edgewood Cemetery in West Knoxville, Monday
June 23, at 2 p.m. Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, Ga. in
TOWNSEND, CARL - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away June 22, 1997, at
his home. Member and Deacon of Gillespie Ave. Baptist Church. Retired from
Clift Chrysler after 20 plus years service. Preceded in death by wife,
Anna Mae Townsend. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Caroyln and Ronnie
Duncan; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Sandra Townsend of Seymour; grandsons
and wives, Rusty and Kelly Townsend, Marty and Heather Duncan; granddaughter,
Rhonda Duncan; great-grandson, Jacob Townsend; great-granddaugher, Jessica
Duncan; brother, Clyde ''Red'' Townsend; special friend, Juanita Fogel;
several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel
with Rev. C.W. Turner and Rev. H.E. McCarrell officiating. Family and friends
will leave Rose Mortuary 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for interment at 11 a.m. in
Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: grandsons. Honorary pallbearers: Deacons
of Gillespie Ave. Baptist Church and members of Alpha Sunday School Class.The
family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway
WALLACE, PAUL EDWARD - age 60, 400 Wallace Farm Lane, Clinton, passed
away Saturday at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Born in Anderson
County and was the son of the late Charlie and Lottie Watson Wallace. Before
retirement Mr. Wallace worked as a boat mechanic at Anderson County Vocational
School, Clinton Marine, and Andersonville Marine. Veteran of U.S. Army.
Attended Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors: very devoted friend, Ann Vowell
of Clinton; sons, Rick and Tracy Wallace of Greenville, S.C., Joe and Stacy
Wallace of Greenville, S.C., Mark and Dwan Wallace of Detroit, Mich.; sister,
Rosella Matthews of Hammond, Ind.; grandson, Gabriel Paul Wallace; several
nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holley-Gamble Chapel,
Rev. Terry Moore officiating. Interment Norris Memorial Gardens. The family
will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
WATSON, TAYLOR - age 86, of South Knoxville, passed away Sunday morning
at Baptist Hospital. Baptised into Christian Fellowship June 1997. Survivors:
daughter, Shirley Heriegel, Philadelphia, Pa.; son, Bobby L. Watson, San
Antonio, Texas; stepson, Raymond Pollard, Knoxville; five grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, Berry Chapel, Pastor
Dale Walker officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home,
WILLIFORD, JACOB THEODORE ''TED'' - age 95, of Dandridge, formerly of
Detroit, Mich., passed away Sunday morning, June 22, 1997, at the Jefferson
Co. Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was a member of the
French Broad Brethren Church and was retired from the New York Central
Railroad Co. of Detroit, Mich. Preceded in death by sister, Gladys Williford
Satterfield; and nephew, Wendell Satterfield. Survivors: nieces, Margaret
Satterfield Davis of Dandridge, Mary Ellen Price of Knoxville, Alice Beasley
of Savannah, Ga., Janice Satterfield of Dandridge; nephews, Bill Satterfield,
Leroy Satterfield, both of Dandridge; several nieces and nephews. In lieu
of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the French Broad
Brethren Chruch, 3306 Brethren Church Road, White Pine, TN 37890. Funeral
service Monday 7 p.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Ron Wine officiating.
Interment services will be private. The family will receive friends Monday
evening 6-7 p.m. prior to services at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
WILLINGS, MARGARET LOUISE VESCONTI (MAGGIE) - age 78, of Knoxville,
Tenn., passed away June 21, 1997, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. She
was a faithful church member of Meridian Baptist Church and a retired nurse
of many years from Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. Preceded in death
by daughter, Frances; and beloved husband of 50 years, Benny McCoy Willings.
Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Millie Willings, Joseph
Allen and Kathe Willings; daughter and son-in-law, Connie Belle Willings
and Charlie Dotson; daughter, Ollie June Willings Trent; sister, Della
Dolcini, Harlan, Ky.; brother, Joe (Peno) Felosi and Vick Felosi, both
of Harlan, Ky., John H. Felosi, Detroit, Mich., Benny Felosi, Memphis,
Tenn.; grandchildren, David E., Katrina Louise, Benny Julian (B.J.), and
Kandy Marie Willings, Charles Derrick and Jason Lee Dotson, William Roy
Trent, Joseph Duane, Joseph Daniel, and Matthew Ryan Willings; stepgrandson,
Brandon Schuller; great-grandchildren, Andrew Perry Holland and Charles
Nathan Dotson; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service 12 noon June
24, 1997, at Meridian Baptist Church with the Rev. Dana Fachman officiating.
Interment will be in the Meridian Cemetery. The body will lie in state
one hour prior to services at the church. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home,
Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tenn.
WHALEY, ROBERT GERALD - age 52, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord,
Saturday, June 21, 1997. Member and Deacon of Grove Heights Baptist Church.
Detective with the Knox County Sheriff's Dept. Preceded in death by parents,
Leonard and Gertrude Whaley Maples; stepfather, Buford Maples; brother,
Roy Whaley; father and mother-in-law, Hugh and Cecil Owenby. Survived by
loving wife, Claudia Owenby Whaley; sister, Dale Whaley; brothers, Dewight
Whaley and Ronnie Maples of Knoxville; a host of nieces and nephews who
dearly loved their Uncle Gerald; sisters-in-law, (The Ownby Sisters) who
enjoyed gospel singing with Gerald. Also Gerald's special little girls,
Rachel and Holly, who loved their Gerald! A special dear friend, Bill Cox.
Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Steve Ownby, Rev.
Clyde Haynes, Rev. Robert Watkins, and Chaplain McCormick officiating.
Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's Funeral Home 11 a.m. Tuesday and
proceed to Texas Valley Cemetery for interment service at 11:30 a.m. Pallbearers:
Ben McCurry, Doug Smith, Johnny Owenby, Burble Owenby, Mick Owenby, Pepsi
Owenby. Honorary pallbearers: Fraternal Order of Police. The family will
receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
WOODS, BETTY BLAIR - age 66, of Loudon, departed this life Thursday, June 19, 1997, at Kingsbrook Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Born in Loudon, Tenn. June 22, 1930. She was the eldest of eight children. She attended Austin High School and Knoxville College and upon completing her education she relocated in Brooklyn, N.Y. Betty retired from Kings Co. Hospital, having worked as nursing supervisor for approximately 40 years. She was a faithful member of Berean Missionary Baptist Church and served as a member of the Dorcas Society for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Woods. Survivors to cherish her memory include her parents, Robert and Margaret Blair of Loudon; three brothers, Robert, Jr. of Mitcheville, Md., William of Loudon and Stanley of Athens; four sisters, Margie Booker, Knoxville, Sue Ryan, Chattanooga, Emma Mapp, San Antonio, Texas, and Joyce Fields, Springfield, Mass.; devoted sisters-in-law, Rena De Mun, Cambria Heights, N.Y., Cora Ann, Mary Jo and Harriel Blair; brothers-in-law, Richard Booker, Rufus Mapp, and Dr. William H. Ryna, Jr.; several devoted aunts, nieces, nephews, and many cousins. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. William H. Ryan, Jr. and Rev. Jimmy West officiating. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, Riverview Cemetery, Loudon. The family will receive friends 6:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Loudon Funeral Home.