Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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AUSMUS, DANIEL - age 68, of Andersonville, passed away Sunday April 6, 1997, at his home. He was born August 19, 1928 in Campbell County, Tennessee to Clivie and Flossie Powers Ausmus. Suvivors: son, John Ausmus and daughter-in-law, Dorthy Ausmus; wife, Georgia Ausmus, Andersonville; daughters, Diana Ausmus, Andersonville, Frances R. Loving, Lake City; granddaughters, Melissa Loving, Lake City, Laura Burd and husband, Steven, Atlanta; great-grandchildren, Tristan Loving, Lake City, Zackery Burd, Atlanta, Mariah Burd, Atlanta; mother, Flossie Ellison, Andersonville; special friends, Bill Chapman, Lake City, Ronnie Whitson, Clinton, Bazel Powers, Lake City; loved by many. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Cox-Martin Chapel with Rev. Steve Speed officiating. Friends may call between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of all arrangements. 

BRAND, III, JESSE R. - was at 712 Webb Avenue, Apt. No. 3, Crossville, Tenn., passed away Sunday afternoon April 6th., 1997. He was born June 21, 1952. A handyman by profession. He leaves mother, Ruth Brand; brothers, Jack R. Brand Steve Brand and Jack Brand; and four sisters, Wendy, Louann, Sue and Barbara. The body was cremated. Arrangements by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, Crossville. 

CASEY, TIFFANY RENEE - infant daughter of Sylna Casey, passed away April 6, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Survivors: grandmother, Betsy Trent, Knoxville; grandfather, Fred Casey, Jr., Blount County; aunts, Bridgette Renee Casey, Blount County, Teddy and Melissa Casey, Blount County. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Lee Gibson officiating. The family is being served by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

COLLINS, WILLIAM BRYANT - age 88, of Route 2, Blaine, died suddenly at 1:09 p.m. Saturday afternoon, April 5, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member of the Caney Valley Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Tennessee Arlene Collins; and his brother, Lewis Collins. Surviving are his three sons, Monroe Collins of Corryton, Roy Collins of Blaine, and Freeman Collins of Mascot; a daughter, Mildred Cecile Taylor of Corryton; brothers, Paro Collins of Kodak, Lum Collins of Maryville, William Edward ''Sprout'' Collins; a sister, Bertha Cockrum of Corryton; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Reverend Lee Wayne Grubb officiating. Interment to follow in the Block Springs Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Shane Taylor, Steven Coffey, Austin Nicely, Jeremy Nicely, Ronnie Collins and Dustin Bull. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday evening, April 7, 1997, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

CRAIG, JOHN JAMES - age 76, of Concord, passed away at his home Sunday, April 6, 1997. He was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church. John was a graduate of Dartmouth College. He served in World War II where he attained the rank of captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. After leaving the service, John went to work at the family's marble business, becoming president of Candora Marble Company until his retirement in 1984. He leaves his wife, Joan Rice Craig; and four children, Col. John J. Craig, Jr. of Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., Jeffrey L. Craig of Concord, James L. Craig of Proctorville, Ohio, Jennifer C. Davis of Concord. He also leaves 12 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Concord Presbyterian Church, Pastor David Willingham officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the friendship fund at Concord Presbyterian Church, 11000 Second Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

CUPP, EARL LEE - age 84, of South Knoxville, passed away at UT Medical Center Saturday, April 5. Retired from McNutt Motor Co. after 40 years. Owner of Earl Cupp Body Shop for 12 years. Member of New Salem Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Lena Goddard Cupp. Survived by wife of 58 years, Martha Cleo Rule Cupp; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Wayne Neubert of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Peggy Cupp of Seymour, Billy and Gail Cupp of Rockford; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Trula Mugford and Dottie Gammon; brothers, Alfred and Ray Cupp; several nieces and nephews. Graveside 11 a.m. Tuesday, New Salem Cemetery, Rev. Charlie Ridner officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

DEARING, LUCILE WARD - age 76, lifelong resident of Knoxville, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday for a 2 p.m. interment service at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Rev. Harold Ray, Rev. James Dougherty officiating. Memorials may be given to Washington Pike United Methodist Church, 2241 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

DUNCAN, MARIE POINTER - age 83, of Halls Crossroads, born May 13, 1913, died April 5, 1997. Preceded in death by husband, Jake L. Duncan. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Shelia Duncan of Corryton; daughters and sons-in-law, Bertha and Leon Curry of New Orleans, La., Helen R. Wells of Knoxville, Sally and Dale Akins, and Donna and James Tanner, both of Dallas, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; brothers, William O. Pointer of Murfreesboro, Dr. James L. Pointer of Knoxville, Fletcher and Cleve Pointer, both of Heiskell; sisters, Lorene Foust of Heiskell, Lucille Kruzewski of Dearborn, Mich. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Rev. Dewey Cooper officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before services. Interment church cemetery. Pallbearers: James Tanner, Dale Akins, Scott Massengill, Glen Schulenburg, Jon Van Horn, Herbert Boles. Honorary pallbearers: Patrick Akins, Sonny Shankles, Mark Rupe, Mike Letsinger, Leon Curry. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

FOSHIE, EMMA L. COAKLEY - age 73, of 680 Cedar Crest Rd., Mosheim, Tenn., housewife and employee of Plus Mark, died Sunday afternoon, April 6, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jerry Fortner, of Mosheim, Tenn.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Patty Foshie of Mosheim, James ''Buddy'' and Sandra McNabb of Afton, and Ralph and Pat McNabb of Greeneville, Tenn.; one grandson and special granddaughter-in-law, Billy and Lisa McNabb; two granddaughers and special grandsons-in-law, Gina and Tom Thornburg, Robin and Bryan Jones; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Willy and Tom Eslinger, Dandridge, Tenn., Helen and Johnny Kiker, Greeneville, Tenn., Irene and Doyle Arwood, and Mary Ellen Beach, Knoxville. Funeral 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Brown Springs Baptist Church, interment at Brown Springs Cemetery, Rev. Richard Long and Rev. James Sauceman officiating. The body is at Kiser Funeral Home where it will remain until time to be taken to the church for services. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. 

GARRETT, MRS. LESLIE L. - age 97, of Knoxville, died April 7, 1997, at Ridgeview Terrace Nursing Home. Member Westside Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charles and son, Jack. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Earl (Kathleen) McElhaney of Corryton; granddaughters, Mrs. Doug (Gail) Anderson, Mrs. Charles (Sheila) Dixon; grandsons, Jerry and Linda McElhaney, Ronnie and Leann McElhaney, Kenny and Charlene McElhaney; great-grandchildren, Branden and Misty Anderson, Seth Evan McElhaney; loved like a granddaughter, Robin Vail of Bean Station; and special friend, Melissa Hembree of Rutledge. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bill Winters officiating. The family sincerely thanks the staff of Ridgeview Terrace for all the love and great care of Leslie. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

JONES, DOROTHY - age 62, of Knoxville, died Sunday, April 6, 1997. She was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Blanche Breeden and was employed by St. Mary's Medical Center. Survivors: son, Roy ''Pete'' Jones and wife, Patti of Knoxville; daughters, Kathy Jones of Knoxville, Diane Thompson and husband, Paul of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Hillary and Corey Jones of Knoxville, Garrett and Alice Thompson of Augusta, Ga.; brothers, J.W., Junior, Glen, Bill, Jerry, Mike, Wayne, and James Breeden; sisters, Hazel Smith, Lavenia Moore, Ruby Justus, Grace Caldwell; special friend, Jerome Wyatt. Funeral service 7 p.m. Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Dr. Ted Huckaby officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

LAWSON, MR. JAMES HENRY (JIM) - age 35, of Luttrell, passed away suddenly Monday morning, April 7, 1997, at his home. Survivors: wife, Linda Davis Lawson; parents, Artie Lawson, John H. Lawson; stepmother, Diane Lawson; children, Jeff Lawson, Charlotte Elliott, Lora Yadon, Shannon Yadon, Stacey Washam, Timmy Mynatt; sisters, Carol Hunley, Mary Lawson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and L.D. Nicley, Charlene and Darrell Bailey; grandchildren, Christopher Elliott, Felicia Runyon, Jacob Jones, Tanisha Runyon; nieces, Kim Nicley, Melissa Jeffreys; nephews, Carson Chesney, Teddy Nicley, Jamie Nicley, Ronnie Bailey, Steven Bailey, Greg Bailey; mother-in-law, Dorothy Davis; sons-in-law, Tommy Elliott, Dustin Washam; stepbrother and sister, Eddie Keys, Jenny Keys; several aunts, uncles, and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Leon Nicley, Rev. Richard Nicley officiating with music by Linda Nicley. Interment Community Cemetery. Pallbearers: nephews and friends. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

LEAST, FRANK P. - age 68, of Dandridge, Tenn., formerly of LeRoy, N.Y., passed away 11:25 p.m. Sunday evening, April 6, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn. following a brief illness. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of LeRoy N.Y. and was a retired machinist of LeRoy Industries. Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors: wife, Sarah Ianita Least of Dandridge; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Barbara Least of Dandridge, Joseph and Teresa Least of Spencerport, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Ray Krol of Dandridge; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Father Michael Sweeney officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6-8 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

LOWE, MARY ELIZABETH VANN - age 86, of Clinton, passed away Monday, at the East Tenn. Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Roy Lowe; parents, Samuel and Josephine Hatfield Vann; sisters and brothers, Rachel Vann, Daniel Vann, Churchill Vann, Michael Vann, Burnetta Settles, Arlis Vann, Sarah Watson, and Ruby Vann Lowe. She is survived by sons, Ralph and Charles Henry Lowe of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughters, Wilma Jean Jeffers of Athens, Ga., and Phylis Jane Marcum of Clinton; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday, in Martin's Chapel with Rev. Asbury Byrd Rev. Carley Duncan, and Bro. Jeff Watson officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Thursday, Antioch Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday before interment at Antioch Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

LOWRY, MRS. VIVIAN SENTER - of Knoxville, passed away April 7, 1997, at her daughter's home. Mrs. Lowry was raised in Morristown. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church for 65 years. Former manager of Peggy Hale Dress Shop of Gay St. She later worked at Millers in cosmetics. Member of May Chapter #24 O.E.S. for over 50 years. Preceded in death by husband, Earl Alvin Long. Survived by three children and their spouces, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) and Smith Worley of Knoxville, Edna Earl and Joe Pridemore of Knoxville, James Alvin (Jimmy) and Marsha Montgomery Lowry of Nashville; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery 11:15 a.m. Wednesday for graveside services at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Wyatt Parker officiating. Honorary pallbearers, grandsons and sons-in-law. Memorials should be made to Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

McCORKLE, ROBERT (GREGG) - age 44, of West Knoxville, died Saturday evening at Roane County Medical Center. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church and was employed for 20 years by Georgia Pacific where he was a district manager. Survivors: wife, Deborah C. McCorkle; daughter, Ashley McCorkle; son, Greg McCorkle, Jr., all of Farragut; parents, James R. and Agnes B. McCorkle; sister, Sue M. Creech; brother, Jimmy McCorkle; nephew, Chad Creech; niece, Teri Ellerbee, all of Albany, Ga. Graveside service and interment 2 p.m. Tuesday at Edgewood Cemetery with Rev. Reed Shell officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

PETERSON, HENRY BEECHER - age 90, of Halls, passed away Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Mariner Health Care Center. Member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. Preceded in death by wife, Martha Sizemore Peterson. Survivors: daughter, Norma Jo Peterson of Johnson City; son and daughter-in-law, James Owen and Thea Barrios Peterson of Knoxville; granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth Barrios Peterson and Heather Barrios Peterson. Service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel. Family and friends will meet at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery for interment at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Ronald Wine and Rev. Ronald Spire officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

ROBERTS, LORENE CLINE - of North Knoxville, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Preceded in death in 1981 by husband, Rev. L. C. (Cleo) Roberts. Survivors: sisters, Mary C. Amburgey, Peggy Glover and Lodema Parsons, all of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; friend, Jerry Ellis of Knoxville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Carl Simmons officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday for graveside and interment services at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

SHELTON, DANA B. - age 53, passed away Friday, April 4, 1997, in Mobile, Ala. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge. Survived by father, John D. Shelton; sons and daughter-in-law, Dana Shelton, Jr., and Christopher Blake and Paula Shelton, all of Knoxville; sisters and brother-in-law, Cindy Hart of Knoxville, and Clarissa and Keith Owenby of Denver, Colo.; nieces, Amy and Katherine Owenby, and Lindsey Hart. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Edgewood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Sam Cappell officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at the home of John D. Shelton, 10813 Sallings Road. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. 

SNODERLY, EDWARD H. - age 76, of Maryville, died 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. He was a member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church and a veteran of WWII with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Snoderly was a retired Blount County diary farmer. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Mossie Ridenour. Survivors include wife, Eula Longmire Snoderly; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Melody Snoderly of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Kerma and Dr. David Wohlwend of Knoxville; grandchildren, Scott Snoderly, Hollie, Heather and Jonathan Wohlwend; brothers, J. B. Snoderly, Jr. of Alcoa, Ledger Snoderly of Maryville; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Cemetery for graveside service and interment, Rev. Kenneth Green officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

STOFFEL, DOLLY E. - age 74, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away April 6, 1997. She was a member of Inskip United Methodist Church. Survivors: daughter, Glady Roe, Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Laura McCullah, Knoxville, Tenn., Karen Standridge, Knoxville, Tenn., Jack Roe, Knoxville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, Patricia Wagner, Knoxville, Tenn., Valerie and Max McCullah, Knoxville, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Faye Clonce, Bean Station, Tenn.; sister, Ella Hightower, Bean Station, Tenn., Minnie Macky, Morristown, Tenn. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial, Rev. Lee-Lee Castor officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

STEPHENS, MAE ALICE SUTTON - age 76, of Greenback, passed away Monday morning, April 7, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, preceded in death by parents, John and Lena Luttrell Sutton, several brothers, one sister. Survivors: husband, Claude B. Stephens; daughter, Christine Stephens of Greenback; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Kenny Timmons of Jasper, Texas; grandchildren, Amanda Timmons, Sandra Timmons; sister, Ruth Grace of Virginia; brother, Grant Sutton of Georgia; several nieces and nephews and special friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, 4800 Highway #95 South, Greenback, Rev. Jon Faraone, Rev. Scott White officiating. Family and friends will meet at Pine Grove Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Grove Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

Van DEVENTER, LOUISE CARTER KYLE - age 92, of Knoxville, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Carter and Herbert H. Slatery, Jr. of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Hugh F. III and Phyllis Van Deventer of Summit, N.J.; grandsons, Herbert Harrison Slatery III, Charles Kyle Slatery, Hugh Van Deventer Slatery, Hugh Flournoy Van Deventer IV, William Latimer Van Deventer; seven great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2:30 p.m. graveside service with Dr. William Barron and Dr. G. Carswell Hughs officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Little Creek Sanitarium, 1810 Little Creek Ln., Knoxville, 37922, Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave., Knoxville, 37902 or organization of choice. Friends may call at their convenience at the home or at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

WEIGEL, ROBBIE SUE (KECK) - of Halls, passed away Sunday, April 6, 1997. She had worked at Southern Bell and Illinois Bell telephone companies and also worked at K-Mart on North Broadway, retiring after 18 years service. She was preceded in death by parents, Rev. John F. and Minnie Keck. She was formerly married to Glenn Weigel for 32 years and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by many family members and friends. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Glenn Douglas and Beverly Weigel; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Danny Brooks; grandchildren, Stephanie Jatana Weigel and Travis Matthew Weigel, all of Knoxville; brothers, Ross R. Keck of Cincinnati, Forrest and Norris Keck of New Tazewell; special sister-in-law, Velma Keck of New Tazewell; three nieces and three nephews. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. John Holland and Rev. Irby Russell officiating. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

WILKERSON, REV. J.R. - age 56, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, April 6, 1997 at home. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: wife, Sandy Wilkerson; sons, Roger, Mark, Gary, and Aaron Wilkerson; daughters, Tammy Sproles, Carol Sutherland, Carmen and Holly Wilkerson; three grandchildren; brothers, Edward and Jerry Wilkerson; sisters Patsy Bellon, Barbara Roe, Reba Powell, Shirley Russell, and Nancy Plaisance; several nieces and nephews. Service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Johnny Jones officiating. Family and friends will meet at Bethany Cemetery 11 a.m. Thursday for graveside service. Pallbearers: Keith Sproles, Mike Sutherland, Dwayne Bowling, Kenny Bridges, Larry Plaisance, and Frank Belew. Family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.

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