Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BROWN, RET. COLONEL WILLIAM M. - age 85, of Mesa, Arizona,
formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on August 15, 1997. Member
of First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn. Retired as full Colonel
after thirty years service in the United States Army. He was preceded in
death by father, R. William Brown, Jr.; mother, Winnifred E. Fitzpatrick
Brown. Survivors; wife, Virginia C. Brown; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra
Lee and Harley H. Hannsz and Patricia Brooke and David Hudson; son, William
Michael Brown; four grandchildren; sister, Winnifred E. Brown, Knoxville,
Tenn.; several cousins. Interment was Thursday August 21, 1997, in Arlington
BUSLER, BEECHER - age 79, of Olde Oaks Dr., Gray, Tennessee, formerly of Dandridge, passed away Friday morning, September 5, 1997, at Asbury Center of Johnson City. He was a faithful member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of Magnavox after 30 years and enjoyed farming. Survivors: wife, Mary Ruth Parrott Busler of Gray, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Bobby Jackson of Jonesboro; grandson and wife, Bobby and Sharon Jackson II; sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Wayne Hart of Dandridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Sunday, 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Wendell Shepard and Rev. Rick Hollified officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Patterson Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Ann Douglas, 1030 S. Hwy. 92, Dandridge, TN 37725. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 6-8 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
CADE, EDDIE, SR. - age 87, passed away September 2 at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. He was a faithful member of Cherry Street Church of God. Preceded in death by parents, Tommy Joe and Lizzie Cade; brothers, Joe, L.C., Napoleon, Paul, Willie, and Roosevelt Cade; sisters, Lizzie B. Ardister, Janie Hill, and Ruth Walker. He leaves to celebrate his homegoing a devoted wife, Mary Cade; sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie Leroy (Maxine) and John (J.T.) Cade; daughters and sons-in-law, Annie (William) Bailey, Betty (Richard) Drake, Euretha (Ira) Yarbrough, Octavia (Baffin) Harper, and Mary Beatty, of Knoxville, and Brenda Brown of Dayton, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Fannie Mae (C.T.) Walton, Viola (Willie D.) Coleman, Azzie Lee Smith and Lillian Fortson, Paul, Johnny, and Jessie Day of Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Laura Dubose; aunt, Nettie McClendon; 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; a very devoted grandson, Rickey Cade, and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-1:30 p.m. with the funeral service to follow on Saturday, September 6, 1997, at Cherry Street Church of God with the Bishop John W. Batts, Sr. officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
CHAPMAN, THOMAS J. ''TOM'' - age 81, of Alcoa, died Friday, September 5, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Clark's Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was retired from ALCOA and a member of the 25 Year Service Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie McMurray Chapman; child, Jerry Chapman; father and mother, Bunyon Lafayette and Jane Swafford Chapman; brother, Archie Chapman. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Susan Chapman of Maryville; granddaughters, Rebekah Chapman, Sarah Chapman; sister, Ruth Thompson of Maryville; brothers, Roy Chapman, Carl Chapman; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clark's Grove Cemetery for a graveside services with Rev. Gale Keown officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Saturday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
DOWLER, C.X. - age 90, of Powell, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. A lifetime member of N.E.A., the OEA Retired Teachers, National Retired Teachers Association, and Sons of the American Revolution. Survivors: daughter, Sylvia Bruhin; grandsons, Mike Medley, Rob and David Bethel; brother, Dale Dowler of Ohio; great-grandson Daniel Medley. Memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Fred West, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's.
DUPES, MARY LYNN TAPP - age 90, of North Knoxville, died September 4, 1997. She was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church for over fifty years and had retired from Miller's Department Store. Mrs. Dupes was the widow of Francis Glenwood Dupes. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Charlotte Dupes; son, Glenn Dupes, all of Knoxville; grandsons and wives, David and Barbara Dupes of York, S.C., Alan and Wendy Dupes of Knoxville; great-granddaughter, Erin Nicole Dupes; sister, Louella Tapp Day of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Mary Ruth Tapp and Edna Evans; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday in Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. John Jackson officiating. Family and friends will meet Sunday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 3:30 p.m. interment service. Pallbearers: David and Alan Dupes, Bill Tapp, Sunny Day, Johnny Hickman, and Robert Copeland. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Braoadway Chapel.
FARMER, KENNETH O. - age 55 of Sweetwater died Thursday in a Knoxville Hospital. He was a retired salesman for Gerber Products, a McMinn county native and graduated from the Calhoun High School class of 1959. He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Kibble Farmer. He joined the Short Creek Baptist Church in 1950 and later moved his membership to the Fairview Baptist Tabernacle. Survivors: wife, Patsy Rutherford Farmer, Sweetwater; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Robin Farmer, Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Chip Huber, Knoxville; father, Lester Farmer, Riceville, Tenn.; two grandchilidren, Harrison Huber and Taylor Farmer; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sue Barnes, Riceveille, and Melba and Bill Lee, Murfreesboro; four stepchildren, Greg and Marty Allen, Lucretia Santelli, and Candace McGuffey, all of Sweetwater; seven step-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Geneva Rutherford, Sweetwater; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at the Short Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Rutherford and Dr. Gerald Atkins officiating. Burial in the Short Creek Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fairview Baptist Tabernacle Building Fund, Vonore Rd. Sweetwater, 37874. Ziegler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
FOX, DAVID FRANKLIN - age 85, of Route 1, Washburn, died at 4:13 p.m. September 3, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville after a brief illness. He was a member and chairman of deacons at Oak Grove Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judith; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Roy Idol; and son-in-law, Andy West. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Grace Myers Fox; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and J.C. Collins and their children, Pat, Pam, Randy, and David; daughter, Sydney West; son and daughter-in-law, Samuel ''Tom'' and Ellen Fox and their children, Debbie, Mary, Dennis, Keith, and Johnny; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Maxine Fox, their son, Chris, all of Washburn, and their daughter, Kathy Baker of Knoxville; grandchildren, Tony, Jeff, and Robin Idol, of Washburn; granddaughter, Judy; 28 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Verena Lay of Knoxville, Ina Ruth Jones of Washburn; brother, J.C. Fox of Washburn, and a host of friends and special ''grandchildren''. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 1997, at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Reverend David Acuff officiating. Military graveside services will follow in the Fox Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday evening, September 5, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, phone (423) 828-5555.
FUNDERBURK, MISS LAURA DAWN/ BILLIE A. METCALF - formerly of Sevierville, Tennessee, of Whittle Springs Road, departed this life at home, September 2, 1997. She leaves to mourn her passing; parents, Billy and Alice Carver Funderburk; sisters, Deanna Funderburk and Rebecca Kirby; brother, Billy Funderburk, II; grandmother, Carolyn Funderburk; grandfather, William A. Carver; many other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held, Friday, September 5, 1997, at 3 p.m. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
HAGAMAN, MARY DUNCAN - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 1997, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. Preceded in death by husband, Charles E. Hagaman, Sr. and sister, Mildred. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Laurel Hagaman, Jr. and son, David Hagaman; two grandchildren, April and Aaron Baer; brother, Hugh Duncan; sister, Martha Mason and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 1997, at Weaver's Chapel with Father Joe Ballard officiating. Interment in Bookwalter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family request that memorials be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 North Broadway, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville.
HALL, EDWARD B. - age 33, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, September 4, 1997, at his home. Preceded in death by his father, William Hall. Survivied by wife, Ruby (Cissy) Hall of Jefferson City; daughters, Karen Hall and Amanda Hall of Jefferson City, Wendy Hall of Maryville; sons, Tim Osborne and David Kaiser of Jefferson City; mother and step-father, Evelyn and Bill Walker of Talbott; grandparents, Pauline and W.C. Mitchell of Knoxville; sister, Patricia Bailey of Erwin; brothers, Eugene Broadwater and Billy Walker, Jr. of Talbott, Rocky Hall of Mich. and Daniel Ray Hall of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Special nieces, Jean Kerr and Stacy Dykes. Special friend, Crystal Cate. Funeral service 4 p.m. Saturday Fielden Chapel with Rev. Russell Webster officiating. Interment in Mill Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
HARLESS, INA - age 61, of Clinton, died Friday, September 5, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. Mrs. Harless was retired. She was a Registered Nurse and a Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor. She taught at the Anderson County Career Technical Center for approximately six years and prior to that she was Director of Nursing at the Anderson County Health Care Center. Before having a family she worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville and she also did some private duty nursing. Mrs. Harless was born in Wise County, Va., on August 31, 1936, the daughter of Charles and Alice Ward Smith, both now deceased. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Carl Harless, Sr.; daughter, Juanita Lee Harless and son, Carl Harless, Jr., both of Clinton; three grandchildren, Chas, Billy and Wanda; two brothers, Lawrence Smith of Middletown, Ind. and Charles Smith of Chesterfield, Ind.; and by two sisters, Juanita Fowler of Leesburg, Fla., and Aleane Franks of Fortville, Ind.; and by a step-mother, Goldi Smith of Wise, Va. Mrs. Harless was cremated at her request. There will be a memorial service in the chapel of the Anderson County Funeral Home Monday, September 8, 1997, at 8 p.m. Arrangements by Anderson County Funeral Home.
HENSLEY, TONIA SUE TANKERSLEY - age 30, of Strawberry Plains, passed away 2 a.m. Friday, September 5, 1997, result of an auto accident. She was of the Baptist faith. Survived by husband, Todd Hensley of Strawberry Plains; parents, Tank and Leola Tankersley of Sevierville; brothers, Delmas Tankersley of North Carolina, Randy Tankersley of South Carolina and David Tankersley of Sevierville; father and mother-in-law, Ulyess and Judy Hensley of Blaine, Tenn.; several friends and other relatives. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 1997, at Farrar's Chapel with Rev. Jerry Colbert officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for a 2 p.m. interment service. Family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. prior to funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, in charge of arrangements.
HOBOCK, MR. JESSIE J. - age 80, of Maynardville, passed away 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 3rd., 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center after a short illness. Member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter. Survivors: wife of 60 years, Trula McBee Hobock of Maynardville; son, James L. Hobock of New Tazewell; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Ruby Hobock of Maynardville; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Hodge Walker of Sharps Chapel, Marilyn and Troy Rogers of Dandridge; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant View Cemetery. Rev. John Goin and Rev. Luther Cox officiating. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
HORNE, CLARICE - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, September 4, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Buffett Heights Baptist Church. Life member and past chairman of Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs. Member of the Garden Guild Garden Club. National Accredited Flower Show Judge. Preceded in death by parents, two sisters and two brothers. Survived by husband, Eugene E. Horne; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Paula Horne of Chattanooga, Rick and Linda Horne of Knoxville; daughter, Robin Underwood of Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; three brothers, Walter King and Otis King, both of Knoxville, and Bob King of Talbott, Tenn.; four granddaughters; one great grandson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Dana Mathewson officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:50 a.m. Monday for an 11 a.m. interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
JONES, PATRICIA ANN (TISH) - age 36, of Halls, went home to Jesus 5:50 a.m. September 4, 1997. Member of New Victory Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, William A. Webb, three brothers, one sister, grandparents, and niece, Bobbie Joe Webb. Survivors: husband, Richard Jones; children, Richard, Kristy, and Jessi Jones; mother, Iona Webb; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Mary, Herman and Zella, Henry and Betty, Hugh and Naomi, Junior and Gail, and David and Gloria Webb; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Earl Woolard, Euretha and John Chesher, Bobbie and Paul Townsend, Shirley and Dan Hubbard, and Pam and Ted Gilbert; sister-in-law, Jerri Helton; brother-in-law, Edward Jones; several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service 1 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Charlie McGill officiating. Interment Webb Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Chesher, Dan Hubbard, Paul Townsend, Ted Gilbert, Roy Southerland, Dennis Ball. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's.
LYLE, REBA - age 84, of Kodak, Tenn., passed away Thursday, September 4, 1997, at Royal Care Center in Pigeon Forge. Graveside funeral services Sunday, 2 p.m. at Fain Cemetery with Rev. Charles Harkleroad officiating. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
MORGAN, DR. ORA B. (BILL) JR. - leader, volunteer, manager, coach, engineer, husband, father and friend, passed on September 4, 1997, at his residence at 126 Westlook Circle, Oak Ridge, Tenn. He had been a resident of Oak Ridge since 1958 except for two years in Madison, Wisconsin. Bill worked at ORNL from 1958 until his retirement in 1994. He progressed from research staff member to division director of the fusion energy division. While in fusion energy, he received several accolades and patents, including his fellowship to the University of Wisconsin and his work on molecular ion beams. He capped his career at ORNL when he was appointed an associate director in 1988. Bill was often seen on the outdoor track at the Civic Center in the early evening, jogging three to five miles a day, five to seven times a week. In 1996, he finished running around the world (24,809) miles on this track. During his time jogging, he ran in 48 states and 20 countries. Bill was a Fellow of the Plasma Physics Division of the American Physical Society, a member of the American Nuclear Society and was recognized with membership to Gamma Sigma Delta, Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi for his academic achievements. He received a Distinguished Service Citation from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 for his pioneering development of intense neutral beams and for his outstanding fusion program management. Bill was born in Kershaw, S.C., on March 24, 1930, to Ora Billy and Etta Pittman Morgan. He graduated from Flat Creek High School and received his associate degree from Mars Hill Junior College in Mars Hill, N.C. in 1950. He then served his country in Trieste, Italy during the Korean War. In 1953, upon returning to the states, he married Nancy McCracken. He attended and graduated from North Carolina State with his B.S. in 1956 and his Master's in 1958. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1968. In 1996, Bill was disabled by ALS (Lou Gehrig's) disease. In additon to his many accomplishments, Bill Morgan loved and respected people. He especially enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the values program at ORNL. He enjoyed helping people and was very pleased to participate in the Breakfast Rotary Club program to assist senior citizens and the disabled with household tasks. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Morgan, Oak Ridge artist and long-time Oak Ridge Schools teacher; son, Stephen Morgan (ORHS Class of 1978) and his wife, Ana, of Modesto, California; son, Kenneth Morgan (ORHS Class of 1980) and his wife, Kimberly of West Palm Beach, Florida and a sister, Justine Hilton and family of Charlotte, N.C. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 2 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 1997, and the family will receive friends following the service at the church. The family requests any memorials be made in the form of donations to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 4669, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37831-4669 or Muscular Dystophy (ALS) Attn.: Lee Willard, 4611-A Central Avenue Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37912. Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
NANCE, VIOLA PETERS - age 95, a resident of Coalfield, was born October 14, 1901. She passed away Thursday, September 4, 1997, at the Morgan County Life Care Center of Wartburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Peters and Emily Woods Peters; by her husband, Willie Lee Nance; by a son, William Ray Nance; son-in-law, Virgil Mullins. She was the oldest living Alumnus of Coalfield High School. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and she attended faithfully until her health declined. Her love for and trust in the Lord were reflected in her daily life. She loved helping others. She enjoyed working outdoors in her flower and vegetable gardens. Survivors: daughters, Louise Mullins and Bobbie Hill, both of Coalfield, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Margaret Nance of Coalfield, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday evening between the hours of 6-8 p.m. with the funeral following at 8 p.m. at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Coalfield with Rev. Mack Smith officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Estes Cemetery of Coalfield. Sharp Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
NELSON, ELMER E. - age 59, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, passed away Monday, September 1, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Palm Lake Christian Church and Charles H. McKinney Lodge No. 433, F&AM. Survivors: sons, Jonathan Nelson, Walnut Grove, North Carolina, David Nelson, Des Moines, Iowa; sister, Helen Webb, Atlanta, Georgia; brother, Harry Nelson, Pineville, Louisiana. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Rev. Tom King officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair.
PETERSON, BERNICE P. - of Knoxville, departed this life, Friday, September 5, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
PITTMAN, REV. GEORGE J. - age 84, of Knoxville, died 5:34 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member and retired pastor of Linden Avenue Baptist Church. Past retired pastor of Bearden Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Strawberry Plains, Chestua Baptist Church, Madisonville, Springview Baptist Church, Maryville, Burlington Lodge No. 763, F&AM, OES. Survivors: wife, Marcella I. Pittman; son and daughter-in-law, Mickey and Pat Pittman; grandchildren, Darren Pittman, Teresa Barnard; great-grandchild, Kelly Barnard; brother, Clyde Pittman, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Arlington Baptist Church, Rev. Jimmy Riner and Rev. Ray Ridgeway officiating. Interment to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Pallbearers: George Mellon, Larry Harrison, Ross Haynes, Ed Brantley, Gene Witt, Eddy Reed. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
PRIDE, CHARLIE HOWARD - age 69, of Oak Ridge, formerly of Oliver Springs, Tenn. Friends may call Saturday between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Funeral will be Saturday at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home. Graveside will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Oliver Springs Cemetery.
SHAW, HOBERT LEE - age 75, passed away Thursday, September 4, 1997, at his home in Mascot. He was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II and had retired from Knoxville Concrete Pipe Co. Preceded in death by parents, Jess and Laura Shaw; brother, Harrison Shaw, and sister, Stella Brackett. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mildred C. Shaw; son and daughter-in-law, H.D. and Linda Shaw of Knoxville; daughter, Angela Whitehead of Knoxville; grandsons, Jeremy Shaw and his wife, Jenny, and Joshua Roach; granddaughter, Jennifer Shaw; great-grandchildren, Chad and Jessica Shaw; brother, A.J. Shaw of Mascot; sisters, Argil Bozeman of Mascot, Doris Payne of Kodak; sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace and Ed Lively of Mascot, Christine and Vaughn Hubbs of Knoxville; devoted sister-in-law, Evelyn Taylor; as well as several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel Sunday by 1:30 p.m. to travel in procession to Roseberry Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with full military honors and Rev. David Cardwell officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SMITH, HAZEL MARIE - age 79, of Knoxville, died Thursday morning, September 4, 1997. She attended North Knoxville Church of God and was retired from St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her daughter, Chelcy Johnson. Survivors: husband, William A. Smith; son, David Joe Widner of Strawberry Plains; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, Boyd H. Moore of Atlanta. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery Saturday for an 11 a.m. interment service with Rev. George Pressley and Rev. R.H. Barnes officiating. Pallbearers: Anthony and Johnny Moyers, Jack Brown, Sr., Jack Brown, Jr., David and Bob Brown. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
STOKES, FRANCES M. - age 75, of Knoxville, died Friday morning, September 5, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Charter member of All Saints Catholic Church, member of the Ladies of Charity, St. Elizabeth Seton's Guild, and the former St. Bernadette's Guild. Preceded in death by husband, WIlliam J. Stokes and son, Robert Stokes. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Peg and Jack McGivney, Pat and Ken Woodrow; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Bridgie Stokes, Paul and Lulu Stokes; grandchildren, John and Jim McGivney; Janet Pfeifer and husband, Phil, Kelley and Karen Stokes; great-grandchildren, Philip, Peggy, and Frances Olivia Pfeifer; sister, Eleanor Valerius. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Monday, September 8, 1997, at All Saints Catholic Church, 629 North Cedar Bluff Rd. with Father Michael Cummins officiating. Interment to follow at Edgewood Cemetery, 229 Gallaher View Rd. Memorials may be made to All Saints Building Fund, 620 North Cedar Bluff Rd., Knoxville, TN. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 1997, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike.
WHITE, MURIEL EZELL - first born child of the late Peter C. Holland, Sr. and Fetta E. Spears Holland, departed this life Tuesday, September 2, 1997, at her residence. She was a member of Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church where she served on the Ladies Usher Board and was a member of the United Methodist Women until her illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Norva Jean; and her sister, Fannette Lomax. She leaves to cherish her memories six sisters, Amy Evans, Charlene Johnson, and Winifred Hyatt of Knoxville, Carol Lowery of Pomona, Cal., Margaret Miller and Sharon McCline of Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Peter C. Holland, Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; brother-in-law, William J. Lowery, Pomona, Cal.; sister-in-law, Mildred Holland, Greensboro, N.C.; 29 nieces and nephews; 67 great-nieces and nephews; many cousins to include Dufferine Lutie and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 8, 1997, at Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church, Rev. James E. Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. with funeral service to follow. Interment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the home of Amy Evans, 1027 Fuller Street. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
WHALEY, EMMA JEAN - age 61, of Oliver Springs, died Thursday, September 4, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems, K-25. Member of New Mountain View Baptist Church. She had been active at one time with the Oak Ridge Chapter of the Sweet Adelines. Preceded in death by her father, Herrell T. Mahoney in 1968. Survived by husband, Leonard C. Whaley; mother, Lois Jack Mahoney of Oliver Springs; daughters, Katherine Sue Whaley and husband, Timothy Merrrell Duncan of Andersonville, Glenda Louise Cloutier and husband, Daniel Robinson Cloutier of Knoxville, Paulette Higginbottom and husband, John Theodore Higginbottom, III of Birmingham, Ala.; brother, Howard Buster Mahoney and wife, Carol Mahoney of Waycross, Ga.; sisters, Judith Mahoney Eaton and husband, Lynn Eaton of Oliver Springs, Carolyn Mahoney Stein and husband, Julian Stein of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Emily Paige Higginbottom and John Theodore Higginbottom, IV, both of Birmingham, Ala. Funeral services are Sunday, September 7, 1997, at 3 p.m. at New Mountain View Baptist Church with Rev. Joseph Copeland officiating. Burial in Anderson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 6, 1997, from 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
WILLIAMS, OLA R. (GRANNY) - of LaFollette, passed away Friday, September 5, at Mariner Health Center, Norris. Preceded in death by husband, F.C. (Pie) Williams. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Anne W. and Bob Feese, Knoxville; grandson and wife, Gregory W. and Ursula Smith, Caryville; great-grandson, Gregory Dean Smith; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, Cross Chapel, Rev. Mark Partin, Rev. Leonard Dabney officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
WILSON SR., FREDDIE PAUL - age 61, of Kingston, died Thursday, September 4, 1997, at Roane Medical Center, Harriman. He was a retired teacher from Roane County High School where he served as girls' basketball coach for 27 years. Survivors: wife, Mary B. Wilson of Kingston; daughter, Angela Marlow; son, Freddie Paul WIlson, Jr.; grandson, Jakson B. Marlow, all of Knoxville; sisters, Louise Thornbough of Chickamaga, Ga., Betty Oldham of Tyler, Texas; mother and father-in-law, Duward F. and Elizabeth Bennett of Kingston; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 1997, at Kingston Memorial Gardens, Dr. Roy Graves officiating. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, in charge of the arrangements.
WINSTEAD, RAYMOND - age 60, of Morristown, passed away at approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 1997, at his home after a long illness. Raymond was a well known real estate broker, auctioneer, developer and contractor for many years, during which he developed several sub-divisions including Manley Village SHopping Center. For the past 15 years he chose mainly to deal in commercial real estate in Hamblen County and the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas. He was a long time faithful member of Manley Baptist Church, serving his church in several capacities. He also was a supporter of the Republican Party. He loved his state and especially the Tennessee Vols. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chief E. H. Winstead and Ona Morgan Winstead. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Oaks Winstead; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Debbie Winstead of Morristown, Curtis and Marcy Winstead of Talbott, Scott and Dee Winstead of Jefferson City and Todd Winstead of Morristown; grandson, Corbin Winstead and granddaughter, Morgan Winstead; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Carroll Bishop of Morristown; brothers and sisters-in-law W.D. and Annette Winstead of Baker, La.; George and Hazel Winstead; Ellis Winstead and Bobby Winstead of Morristown; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives and special friends. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 7, 1997, 3 p.m. at Manley Baptist Church where he will lie in state one hour before services. Dr. Richard Emmert and Rev. L.R. Forgey will officiate. Interment will follow in Jarnigin Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.