Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ANDERSON, REV. FRANK JAMES - age 88, of Luttrell, went
to be with the Lord 12:40 p.m. Friday, July 25, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical
Center after a lingering illness. Member of Highland Springs Baptist Church,
and was a life long servant of the Lord. Preceded in death by son, Robert
F. Anderson; grandson, Brad Kitts; granddaughter, Rebecca Roberts; brothers;
Robuck and Jess Anderson; sisters, Martha Young and Mary Hunley. Survivors:
loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Mildred Hunley Anderson; sons and
daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Mickie Anderson, Jeryle Anderson and Sarah
Anderson of Knoxville; Paul and Judy Anderson, Lynn Anderson, all of Luttrell;
daughters and sons-in-law, Ella Mae and Rev. Pete Roberts, Corryton, Laverne
and Tarence Bates, Blaine, Sheryle and Wilber Tyson, Strawberry Plains,
Meryle and Boyd Kitts, Beverly and Mike Bruner, Jenny Brown and Johnie
McCurry, all of Luttrell; 38 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren, two
great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services 8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. James Russell
officiating with music by Melba Greene. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Sunrise
Cemetery, Rutledge. Pallbearers: grandsons. The family will receive friends
6-8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
BALLARD, H. TED - age 90, of Knoxville, died Friday, July 25, 1997, at Farragut Health Care Center following a long illness. He was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church. Graduate of the University of Tennessee. Employed by the Knoxville City Schools for 40 years, retiring in 1973 as assistant administrative superintendent in charge of Business Affairs. He served as president of T.R.T.A. in 1974-75. Listed in outstanding Secondary Educators of America. Received Certificate of Service from Civilian Defense. Member of Phi Delta Kappa. Member of Tennessee Valley Fair since 1974. Received the Citation of Patriotic Service Award from the United States Treasury Department. Mr. Ballard received the Brown Keystone Award from the Knoxville Boys Club. He also reveiced the School Bell Award from Knoxville Education Association, a Distinguished Service Award from the P.T.A., and an Appreciation Award from the East Tennessee Retired Teacher's Association. He was chosen the Tennessee Retired Teacher of the year by T.R.T.A. in 1975-76 and received the Award for Excellence in Education from the Knoxville Board of Education in 1975. A proclamation presented by Governor Winfield Dunn declared Saturday, September 8, 1973 as ''Ted Ballard Day.'' He is survived by his wife, Lois C. Ballard; sons, Dr. H. Ted Ballard III of Atlanta, and Jon C. Ballard of Knoxville; a nephew, Everette Baumann of Blue Mt., Miss.; a niece, Ann Chiles of Memphis; and a cousin, Beverly Dance of Knoxville. The family will receive friends at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, Monday, July 28, from 6-8 p.m. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. William Fowler and Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Knoxville City School colleagues, members of the Christian Home Sunday School Class of Church Street United Methodist Church, and Northshore Riverlake neighbors. Memorials may be made to Church Street United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567.
BARTO, KIMBERLY DAWN BROOKS - 42, formerly of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Friday, July 25, 1997, in Panama City, Fla. She was a 1973 graduate of Knoxville Catholic High School. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
BROYLES, MRS. LENA MAE - 73, 6400 11E Highway, Piney Flats, Tenn., died Friday, July 25, 1997, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late Charlie A. and Mary E. Dyer Taylor. She was also preceded in death by a brother and half-brother. Mrs. Broyles was a homemaker and a member of the Edgefield United Methodist Church, where she was a very active member of the choir. Surviving: husband, D.V. Broyles of the home; one daughter, Paulette Broyles of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Nancy Broyles, Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters, Vida Ruth Puckett and Frances Oliver, both of Piney Flats; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 1997, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jack Stevens and Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, 1997, at the Edgefield UMC Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert King, Greg Bowman, Lewis Sluder, Ben Hyatt, Warren Torbett, and William Hagy. Honorary pallbearers will be the Edgefield United Methodist Church Choir. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 1997. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesborough, Tenn.
BRADLEY, ALFRED EUGENE (JUNE BUG), JR. - 68, of 305 Castle Street, Knoxville, Tenn. was called from labor to rest July 25, 1997. Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Irene Bradley. Left to rejoice in his homegoing are two sons, Vincent Eugene (Buster) and Bernard Eugene and wife, Talora of Knoxville; former wife, Loretta Bradley of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Anthony and Amber Robinson stationed in Holland, Bernard and Olivia Bradley of Knoxville; three sisters, Lenora Andrews, Betty Bradley, Joann Bennett; and brother-in-law, Robert Bennett; one brother, Robert L. Wright; and sister-in-law, Lois Wright, all of Knoxville; one niece, Denise L. Bennett (Ms. Dee Dee) of Knoxville; three nephews, Darrell (Shari) DeVore, Scotch Plains, N.J., Alfred (Valerie) DeVore, Nashville, Tenn, and Rodney (Temple) Bennett, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four great-nieces and nephews, Breyona and Braylen Debose, Darianne and Bradley DeVore, and Colby Bennett; one uncle and aunt, Burus and Christine Bradley of Cleveland, Ohio; one great-aunt, Frances Bailey of Knoxville; a very devoted friend, Mildred Kelso of Knoxville; a host of cousins and many friends to include the ''Krystal'' Breakfast Club. The family will receive friends at 211 George Bounds Road at their convenience. Family hour will be held at Jarnigan Mortuary Chapel, Tuesday, July 29th from 12:30-1 p.m. followed by funeral services. Rev. Michael Askew and Rev. Dr. Kelly M. Smith, Jr. officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
BROYLES, CARL PETE - age 87, of Powell, Tenn., passed away Saturday, July 26, 1997, at his home. Survivors: wife, Bernice Broyles, Powell, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Virginia Broyles, Knoxville, Tenn.; grandson and wife, Perry and Sharon Broyles, Sevierville, Tenn; granddaughter, Donna Broyles, Knoxville; two great-grandchildren, Curtis and Michael Broyles. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, 1997, at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Jellico with Father Bob Damron officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Llewellyn Funeral Home, Jellico in charge.
BUTLER, ERNEST ALLEN - age 50, of 4930 Hwy. 411 South, Madisonville, passed away 6:20 p.m. Friday, July 25, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by father, Howard Butler; sisters, Linda and Glenna Butler. Survivors: mother, Ruby Butler; sisters, Rosa Sloan, Una Crump, Annie Hunt, all of Madisonville, Lila Bridges, Loudon; brother, Hobert Butler, Madisonville; nine nieces and nephews; special friend, Faye Watson, Madisonville; special friend's children, Bobby Shell, Kathy Cook, both of Madisonville, Dianne Standridge, Randy Shell, both of Tellico Plains; special friend's grandchildren; devoted friend, Josh Shell, Madisonville. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, Citico Baptist Church, Rev. John Butler, Rev. David Watson officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
CLIFT, HELEN JULIAN - widow of George R. Clift, passed away Saturday, July 26, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was also preceded in death by parents, Will and Beulah Zachary Julian; brother, S.Z.(Zack) and W.E.(Mutt) Julian. Member of Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by: two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorcas and Mike Long of Knoxville, Julie and Geoff Tillett of Corryton; son and daughter-in-law, George (Robin) and Gail Clift of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Jamie Long of Jefferson City, Chuck Long of Knoxville, Holly and Bradley Clift of Chattanooga; brother and sister-in-law, R.G.(Toby) and Merle Julian; sister-in-law, Pat Julian, all of Corryton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harold and Sandra Clift; brother-in-law, Charles Clift; sister-in-law, Virginia Turbyville, all of Strawberry Plains; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Zachary Cemetery, Monday at 10:45 a.m. for graveside services with Rev. Joe Black officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Zachary Cemetery Fund c/o Julie Tillett, 6303 Zachary Road, Corryton, TN, 37721. The family is being served by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
CLINE, JACK - age 79, of Etowah, passed away Friday night at Woods Memorial Hospital. A native of Monroe Co. and resident of McMinn Co. most of his life, Mr. Cline was the owner/operator of Jack's Exxon Service Station for 50 years and a veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, George ''Doc'' Washington and Sarah Jane Tallent Cline; also two brothers, Buck Cline and Kenneth Cline. Survivors: wife, Dorothy Daniels Cline, Etowah, Tenn.; son, Jackie Cline; daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Jim Plemmons, Knoxville, Tenn.; grandson, Ryan Plemmons; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Rev. R.B. Bryan presiding. Family and friends will assemble at 10 a.m. Monday at Green Hill Cemetery for the committal service. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 Sunday evening at the funeral home.
DISNEY, GORDON LEE - age 52, Square Lane, Clinton, ''Claxton Community,'' passed away Friday at his residence. Worked for 23 years with Anderson Co. Ambulance Service, where he served as captain. Gordon will be remembered for his dedicated service to the ambulance service, and also for services he did beyond his call of duty. Veteran of U.S. Air Force and a member of Clinton First Baptist Church. Son of the late Aubray and Mildred Disney. Survivors: wife, Nancy Disney of Clinton; son, Edward Mence of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Mence, Stephanie Mence, and Christopher Lee Mence; brothers, James and Lonas Disney of Knoxville, Marshall Disney of Savannah, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Tammie Mence of Claxton. Friends may call at their convenience at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Sunday and Monday.
ELLISON, HUGH BRECKINRIDGE, SR. - age 73, of Knoxville, died July 25, 1997, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, TN. Born May 28, 1924, in Harlan, Kentucky. He was a builder and developer for 40 years, participating with his family in the development of subdivisions and commercial centers such as West Hills, Village Green, and others as the city expanded west. He was educated at McCallie School in Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. In World War II he served with the United States Air Force and was stationed in England. He had served as a deacon at First Baptist Church and at Calvary Baptist Church where he was a member. He belonged to the Knoxville Central Camp of Gideons International. An avid duck hunter, he started the Knoxville Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, was an international trustee, and then became a trustee emeritus of International Ducks Unlimited. He also had been a director of the Mid-South Santa Gertrudis Cattle Association, a board member of East Tennessee Baptist Hospital, and the T.V.A.&I. Fair. Preceded in death by parents, Ethel Gatliff Ellison and William Arthur Ellison; brothers, William A. Ellison, Jr., and Marvin M. Ellison; and brother-in-law, Morgan Schubert. He is survived by wife, Jane Schubert Ellison; son, Breck Ellison, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Gail of Knoxville, and son, Arthur A. Ellison and daughter-in-law, Karen, of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Breck Ellison III and Bradley Ellison, of Knoxville, Chad Ellison, Catherine Ellison, and Michael Ellison, all of San Diego, Calif; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellison Krisle of Hilton Head, S.C. and Martha Schubert of Knoxville. Family will receive friends from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday with a 4:30 p.m. funeral service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Robert C. Burch and Rev. Dave Ward officiating. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Monday for interment service at 10:30. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1452, Knoxville, TN 37901 or to Calvary Baptist Church, 3200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
GALLION, ELMER EUGENE - 77, of Clinton, Tenn., died Friday at St. Mary's Medical Center. Born September 19, 1919, in Roane Co., Tenn. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Retired from Rentenbach Construction Co. in Knoxville. He was a member and Deacon at Farmers Grove Baptist Church in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elinore Freels Gallion; parents, David and Maude Gallion; daughters, Mildred and Mary Helen Gallion; and brother, Paul Gallion. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Gallion of Clinton, Betty and husband, Pete White of Livingston, Tenn.; two sons, Charles and wife, Nannie Gallion of Clinton, David and wife, Sadie Gallion of Fort Payne, Ala.; three sisters, Jessie Martin, Ruby Coward, and Bonnie Caswell of Clinton; three grandchildren, Jimmy White, Jeffrey White, James Brooks; three great-grandchildren, Nathan White, Deven Brooks, Jim Brooks. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Seiber and Rev. Moss Beets officiating. Burial 11 a.m. Monday at Batley Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn.
HEATON, EARL EDWARD ''COL'' - age 65, of Seymour, passed away July 25, 1997. Retired District Manager of Gulf Life Insurance Company. Member of Church Street United Methodist Church. Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Member of Rockford Lodge #469 F.& A.M. Avid golfer and member of Bays Mountain Country Club. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Myrtle Heaton. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Paige H. and Richard C. McPherson, Jr., Rebecca H. ''Becky'' and Jim Price; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Beth McPherson Simpson and Stuart R. Simpson; wife, Carolyn H. Heaton; brothers, Leonard, Ralph, Fern, and Furman Heaton; sisters, Pauline Evans, Zelvia Johnson; special friends, Bobbie Hogan, Edna Kerr, John and Wilma Shell. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Mike Simpson officiating. The family will meet 11:15 a.m. Monday and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for a 12 noon graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 1997, in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
HODGE, BEN C.- age 82, of 118 Park Drive, Maryville, died Friday, July 25, 1997, at the family home. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Retired from the State of Tennessee Motor Vehicles Division. Preceded in death by sister, Pauline Hodge; parents, A.J. and Mary Alice Hodge. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Larry anbd Sue Hodge of Maryville, Jerry and Lynn Hodge of Louisville; grandchildren, Teresa Hurt, Dave Hodge, Hank Hodge; great-grandchildren, Jack, Hannah, Mandi and Conner Hodge; and uncle, Paul Farmer of Maryville. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Edward Sykes officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Monday at Bethel Cemetery for interment with Rev. Charles Bryan officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends from 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
HUNT, CLAUDE THOMAS - age 85, of 200 Beaty Chapel Road, Tellico Plains, passed away 11:20 p.m. Friday, July 25, 1997, at Woods Memorial Hospital. Member and Deacon of Beaty Chapel Baptist Church. Retired from Athens Stove Works. Veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by daughters, Anna Jane Hunt, Nina Plemons; four sisters; one brother. Survivors: wife, Amanda Graves Hunt; sons and daughters-in-law, Bud and Christine Hunt, Tellico Plains, Meredith and Thelma Hunt, Benton; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Minnie Williams, Bellville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Oscar Watson, Rev. Larry Walker officiating. Interment in Beaty Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
MARLOW, ARNOLD - age 77, of Clinton, passed away July 26, 1997, at his residence. He was born on April 4, 1920, in Anderson County. He was a member of Charity Baptist Church of Clinton, where he had served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Birdie Mae Marlow; brothers, J.D. and Carl Marlow; sisters, Gladys Marlow Hawkins and Leopal Marlow Hawkins. Survivors: wife of 54 years, Mary Alice Marlow, Clinton; sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Sharon Marlow, Clinton, Lowell and Diane Marlow, Lake City, Harold and Laura Marlow, Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bobby Wallen, Churchill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Betty Marlow, Clinton, Charles and Marty Marlow, Clinton, Clyde and Mary Sue Marlow, Oliver Springs; sisters, Willie Mae Lisenbee, Oliver Springs, Cloia Burnette, Sue Brown, Lake City; brothers-in-law, Fred Lisenbee, Oliver Springs, Jack Burnett, Lake City; grandchildren, Gene Marlow, Greg Marlow, Bradley Wallen, Michelle Marlow, Aundrea Hasty, Jessica Marlow; great-grandchildren, Melissa Marlow, Blake Marlow, Hannah Hasty; loved by a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, 1997, with Rev. Chris Thomas and Minister Bud Cook officiating at the Cox-Martin Chapel. Interment to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements.
McGOLDRICK, EUGENE A. - age 83, of Maryville, died 10:10 p.m. Friday, July 25, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. He retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company and was a member of ALCOA 25 Year Club. Survivors include wife, Jannalea McGoldrick; sons, Robert McGoldrick of Acworth, Ga., Mike McGoldrick of Maryville, Joe McGoldrick of Morristown; daughter, Pat Boyd of Cullman, Ala.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Family and friends will assemble 3 p.m. Sunday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 1-2:15 p.m. Sunday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
NELSON, MARGARET ANN - age 71, of Muncie, Indiana, died Friday in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, after a brief illness. Mrs. Nelson was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., but has lived in Muncie since 1950. She previously worked at Skyline Restaurant in Muncie for more than 17 years. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Clyde E. Nelson; a son, Roy G. Nelson (wife, Cindy); daughter, Sharon Jane Gulley, all of Muncie; two brothers, John E. Irwin (wife, Jeannie), of South Carolina, and Paul Irwin (wife, Martha), of New Mexico; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m. in Garden View Funeral Home, Muncie. Entombment will be in Gardens of Memory, next to the funeral home. Calling will be on Monday, 5-8 p.m. or one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
PALMER, CYNTHIA SAVANNAH - age 91, passed away Friday, July 25, 1997, at Holston Health Care Center. Member of Pratts Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Leroy Palmer; parents; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include: three daughters, Charlotte Morgan, Irene Armstrong, Frances Smith, all of Knoxville; one daughter-in-law, Hazel Palmer of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Sunday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Mitch McClure officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Monday for an 11 a.m. interment at Pratt Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jeff Morgan, Buddy Morgan, Donnie Palmer, James Armstrong, Ronnie Smith, and Robbie Whitman. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Dr.
MURPHY, GEORGE PAUL - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, July 25, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Vestal Methodist Church and a WWII Veteran. He was a local sign painter for over 45 years. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sharron Moore. He is survived by his wife, Alma Murphy; children, Diana Craver of Atlanta, Ga., Patty Knutson of Seattle, Wash., Nancy Brim of Bristol, Tenn., Michael Murphy of Knoxville, Tenn., Paul W. Murphy of Knoxville, Tenn., Kathy Harrington of Natalby, La. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Highland South Chapel, grandson, Michael Craver officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland South Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300.
OOTEN, MERIDA LEWIS, SR. - 84, of Clinton, died Saturday at Methodist Medical Center. Born November 7, 1912, in Morgan County. Retired from Reagan Construction Co. in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mahala Ooten; daughters, Mary Kathleen Ooten, Phyllis Ooten; grandson, Shawn Kelly O'Connor. Survivors include his wife, Flora Hicks Ooten; four daughters, Imogene and husband John Watson of Powell, Joyce and husband Ken O'Connor of Clinton, June Watts of Sevierville, Tammy and husband John Rader of Clinton; seven sons, Cecil and wife Barbara Ooten of Grove City, Ohio, M.L. Jr. and wife Nancy Ooten of Clinton, Jack and wife Mary Ooten of Oliver Springs, Keith and wife Paulette Ooten of Ten Mile, Tenn., Larry Ooten of Clinton, Carl and wife Jan Ooten of Clinton, Jerry and wife Gretchen Ooten of Clinton; 26 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Sunday July 27, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Monday at Neal Cemetery, Deerlodge, Tenn.
PEOPLES, TERESSA ZELDA REINHARDT - age 91, of 2730 Valley Home Road, passed away Friday evening, July 25, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Hickory, N.C. and moved to Hamblen County with her family at the age of three. She graduated from Morristown High School in 1926 and attended Carson-Newman College. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Morristown for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Walter E. and Ina Calvin Reinhardt; brother, Calvin Reinhardt;and her son, Allen Jay Peoples. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Floyd G. Peoples; sons, David A. Peoples of Longboat Key, Fla. and Jerry A. Peoples of Harvest, Ala.; daughter, Ina Jean Peoples Schmidt of Morristown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Nina Ruth Skeen of Kingsport, Tenn. and Pauline Stroud of Dandridge. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, July 28 at Stetzer's Morristown Chapel with the Rev. Richie Hayes of First United Methodist Church and Rev. Kenneth Richey of White Pine officiating. Interment Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday night at Stetzer Funeral Home. Stetzer Funeral Home of Morristown in charge of arrangements.
RICE, MR. WILLIE B. - of 287 Watts Street, departed this life, July 24, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He is survived by three children. His local relatives include, Ms. Nellie Williams, with whom he resided, and Nieven Piper. Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at 1 p.m. at the Limestone Baptist Church, Sandersville, Ga. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The body may be viewed after 2 p.m. on Monday, July 28, at Jarnigan and Son Mortuary.
ROBERSON, MRS. MARY E. - of Knoxville, departed this life, July 25, 1997, at her home. Member of Canaan Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, William Roberson, Sr.; son, Paul Douglas; and mother, Selina Hampton. Survivors: sons, William Jr., Michael and Jackie Roberson; daughters, Rosie Crosby, Gerladine Roberson; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends 12-12:30 p.m. Monday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 12:30 p.m. Rev. Harold Middlebrook officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary.
SAULSBURY, SALLIE TESTERMAN - age 62, of Morristown, passed away Friday, July 25, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Saulsbury was an active member of The First Baptist Church of Morristown. She was a member of the Bethany Sunday School Class, Group 1 Day Baptist Women, the Ladies Reading Circle, and Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Saulsbury graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1957, where she was president of the Tri-Delta Sorority her senior year. Mrs. Saulsbury retired from the Hamblen County School System after 27 years of service. She was a member of the National Education Association, Tennessee Edcuation Association and the Hamblen County Education Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Kyle and Lochiel Webb Testerman; and a sister, Mary Kyle Jarvis. Survivors include: husband of 38 years, James ''Buddy'' Saulsbury, Morristown; children, David and Debbie Saulsbury, Kingsport, Tenn., Dr. William F. and Ann Saulsbury Drake, Jr., Maryville, Tenn., James ''Bo'' Saulsbury, Knoxville, Tenn.; brothers, Ted W. and George E. Testerman of Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Will, Joe, Elizabeth, and Matt Saulsbury; several special nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral service of Mrs. Saulsbury will be conducted Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, the Rev. Randy Davis and Rev. Danny Georges will officate. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Graveside service will be conducted Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m. in the Highland Cemetery, Rogersville, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help benefit the Romanian Orphans and Street Children, c/o Jesus, Hope of Romania, Sallie Saulsbury Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 53036, Knoxville, TN 37950 or The First Baptist Church Building Fund. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
SHARPE, THE REV. JACK TEMPLE., JR. - age 57, died July 19, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Jack was born August 23, 1939, in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack T. Sharpe, Sr.; and wife, Edith Sharpe. He is survived by by his mother, Eva Haire (Babe) Sharpe; and his former wife, Dianna Farris. He was a graduate of McCallie Military Academy, the University of Tennessee and the School of Theology, University of the South. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Jack was ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church on June 22, 1968. He served as Deacon in several churches in the Diocese of Tennessee, his longest tenure being at St. James' Church, Knoxville. He was excutive director for the Knoxville Community Action Committee Energy Program, and Job Placement and Training for Medical Personnel. At the time of his death, he was program coordinator for Steps Rehabilitation Service. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 1997, St. James' Episcopal Church, the Rt. Rev. Robert G. Tharp officiating, assisted by the Rev. Joseph H. Ballard, Jr., Rector, and the Rev. John H. Bull. The Deacons of the Diocese of East Tennessee will serve as pallbearers. Friends may gather 9:30-10:45 prior to the service in the Great Hall at St. James'. Memorials may be made to St. James' Episcopal Church, the Rev. Jack T. Sharpe Memorial Fund. Jack's ministry increasingly took him among the homeless, the destitute, and those who lost their health and freedom. He helped heal those who were broken in body and spirit, and turned their sorrow into joy. We love you, brother. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SMITH, MAYFORD JOE - age 57, of Knoxville, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 25, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. He attended First Apostolic Church of Knoxville. He was employed with ADT Security Systems for 30 years. Preceded in death by parents, Jack and Nora Smith. Survived by wife Barbara J. Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley Joe and Myra Smith and James Arnold and Dena Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Tina Lynn and Dr. Barry Stewart; grandchildren, Joey, D.D., Lindsey, Dean, and Joshua Smith, Jason, Amanda, and Emily Stewart; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bob Shultz; mother-in-law, Dorothy Hurst; sister-in-law and husband, Joann and Carl Jones; brother-in-law and wife, David and Jonna Hurst; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at First Apostolic Church, 5020 Pleasant Ridge Rd. with the funeral service to follow at 7:30 p.m., Brother Billy McCool officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Monday at New Gray Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.
TARVER, LAWRENCE HAROLD JR., - 73, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 1997.TARVER, MARY HENRY - 70, passed away Friday, July 25, 1997. Mr. Tarver was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Harold Tarver, Sr. He is survived by mother, Gladys Tarver; brother, Eugene Tarver and wife Jacqueline. Mrs. Tarver was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Emma Henry; brothers, Earl Thomas and Fred Henry; sister, Dorothy Henry Sawyer. She is survived by brothers, Arnold Henry, Jr., Jim Henry and wife, Dorothy, Bob Henry and wife, Nancy, and Bill Henry; sisters, Pearl Henry and Jean Henry Edwards. They are survived by: sons, Larry Tarver, Cummings, Ga., and Chris Tarver and wife, Lisa, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Christopher, Caleb, and Larry Tarver. Funeral services for both will be held 12 p.m. Monday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Rev. William Mitchell will be officiating. Larry Tarver, Chris Tarver, Eugene Tarver, Henry Smith, Michael Tarver, Harold Tarver, Bob Henry, Andrew Henry, Lamar Edwards, Arnold Henry, Jim Henry, and Bill Henry will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Highland West Funeral Home, 9913 Sherrill Lane, (693-9547).
GILLIS TWINS - who were born prematurely of Daniel and Tonya Jacobs Gillis, on Friday, July 25th, 1997. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City, Rev. Rod Miller will officiate. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
TEFFETELLER, LEONARD K. - age 70, of Maryville, died 10:55 p.m. Friday, July 25, 1997, at the family home. He attended Praise Temple Assembly of God Church and was a WW II Naval Veteran serving on the USS Brister. Mr. Teffeteller retired from Borden Snack Food Company. Preceded in death by parents, James A. and Minnie Teffeteller; daughter, Karen Sue Teffeteller. Survivors include wife, Bonnie Ward Teffeteller; son and daughter-in-law, Joe L. and Debbie Teffeteller; grandson, Dustin Teffeteller; brother, William C. Teffeteller; and sister, Helen Lawson, all of Maryville. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. John Smith, Rev. H. Wayne Simmons, Rev. Jerry Smith, and Rev. Gerald Lawson officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Monday at Clark's Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
HODGES, CLAUDIA ANN ''ANNIE'' - passed away Friday, July 25, 1997. She was the office manager for Dr. William A. Reid for 12 years. The family attends Forest Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Preceded in death by mother, Phyllis Camille Fulton. Survivors: husband, Michael E. Hodges; daughter, Melissa De Cort; son, William Julian; granddaughter, Celine Ann De Cort; father, Dan Fulton, Sr.; brother, Dr. Dan Fulton, Jr.; sisters, Mary Layne Van Cleave and Jane Foust; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, July 27th from 6-8 at Berry Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Monday, July 28th at 10 a.m. at Forest Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Marvin Castle presiding.
TRENT, EDITH BALLINGER - 82, of New Market, passed away Friday, July 25, 1997, at Jefferson Co. Nursing Home. She was a member of Pleasant Grove (Haworth) Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Arlie Trent; son, Harold Trent; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Trent. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Cornell Howard; sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Phyllis Trent and Charles Trent, all of New Market, Edgar and Barbara Trent of Strawberry Plains and Glenda Trent of Jefferson City; sister-in-law, Dorothy Ballinger of New Market; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Whitlock and Della Kinder of New Market; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Fielden Chapel with Revs. Johnny Beeler and Johnny Mills officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
VESSER, ELIZABETH NEUBERT - age 87, of Lady Lake, Fla., formerly of Corryton, died Friday, July 25, 1997, in Florida. Member, secretary, and treasurer of Hopewell United Methodist Church for many years. Member of Mascot Chapter #348 OES, retired from Mascot Elementary School as a second grade teacher for 44 years. Graduate of the Unversity of Tennessee. Preceded in death by husband, Hubert H. Vesser, Sr. Survived by son, Dr. Howard Vesser, Lade Lake, Fla.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Stevens Chapel, Rev. Ginger Howe officiating. Interment will follow in the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mascot. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church, c/o Alice Mitchell, 9235 Millertown Pike, Mascot, TN 37806. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Monday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway.
WALLACE, STANLEY D. - age 47, of Fountain City, passed away Thursday, July 24, 1997, at Fort Sanders Medical Center. Retired from Norfolk Southern Railway, veteran of Vietnam War, member U.T.U. Preceded in death by father, Harold Wallace. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Kristie and Jeff Elliott; grandson, Joshua Hensley; mother, Ruth Cook; stepfather, Douglas O. Cook; brothers, Ron Wallace and Reggie Cook; devoted companion, Vicki Johnson; several nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers: Kenny Heins, David Shirk, Fred Milligan, A.J. Beeler, Al Toups, Jr. and Scott Hargis. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Monday at Grantsboro Cemetery in LaFollette for graveside service, Rev. Richard Nicley officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's.
WYLIE, DONALD BENSON - age 88, passed away Saturday, July 26, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. Mr. Wylie was the owner and operator of Don Wylie Hardware on Cumberland Avenue for 35 years. He was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louann and A.D. Wylie; brothers, Willard, Dewey, Rollie, and Frank Wylie; sister, Paulita Leatherwood. He is survived by wife, Margaret Seal Wylie; daughter, Marty Maloney and her husband, Bob; grandsons, Don T. Maloney and his wife, Melinda, Robert A. Maloney and his wife, Rhonda; great-grandsons, Brandon and Tyler Maloney; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Highland Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum. Minister Shirley Delap will be officiating. Viewing will be 3-3:30 Monday and friends may call at their convenience from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.