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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 Chapel. 
 

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. at Broadway. 
 

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, in charge. 
 

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 of arrangements. 
 

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 charge. 
 

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 Chapel. 
 

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, Chapman Highway. 
 

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.

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