Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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ASBURY, MR. ARTHUR WOODROW - age 78, of Maynardville, passed away Sunday morning, September 7, 1997, at Claiborne County Hospital. Member of Hubbs Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Oma B. Asbury. Survivors: daughters, Beatrice (Bee) Brown of Maynardville, Mary Ruth Hobbs of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Sandra Asbury of Tazewell; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Hatfield of Tazewell. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel with Rev. Richard Nicley and Elder D.R. Cabbage officiating. Music by Richard and Linda Nicley. Interment 2 p.m. Tuesday at Burch Cemetery at Straight Creek in Claiborne County. Pallbearers will be friends and relatives. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

BEELER, MRS. RUTH - age 90, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday morning at the University of Tennessee Hospital following an illness. A lifelong resident of Knox County, she was member of the Glen Oaks Baptist Church. Mrs. Beeler was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond A. Beeler; her parents; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by son, Raymond A. Beeler Jr. of Knoxville; daughters, Carolyn Hodge and husband Tom of Corryton, Helen Weeb and husband Tom of Lynchburg, Va.; brothers, E.L. Wallace of Knoxville, Fred Wallace of Strawberry Plains, Charles Wallace of Maryville; grandchildren, Joyce Evans of Lynchburg, Va., Judy Bradley of Lynchburg, Va., Mike Wilson of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Julie Legg of Knoxville, Jeff Evans of Knoxville, Billy Bradley of Lynchburg, Va., Carol Ann Woods of Lynchburg, Va.; great-great-granddaughter, Kati Bradley of Lynchburg, Va. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Highland Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Bill Romines and Rev. Ronnie Dotson officiating. The family will meet at Highland Memorial Funeral Home at 10:45 a.m. The family will receive friends at the Highland Memorial Funeral Home Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and may be reached there at 588-0567. 

BIVENS, RICKY ALLEN - age 41, of Corryton, passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center 1:30 p.m. Saturday. He was of the Baptist faith and employed by D&M Drafting. Preceded in death by paternal and maternal grandparents. He also had a special relationship with his grandmother, Annie Scriven. Survivors: wife, Judy Hammer Bivens; parents, Allen and Alice Bivens; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beth and Ken Bowman, Pam and Bill Clevenger, Amy and Sam Evans; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mynatt Funeral Home and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Mark McCoig officiating. Pallbearers: Kenny Byrd, David Riffey, Bill Clevenger, Gary Hammer, Jason Orr, Brian McCoig. Honorary pallbearers: employees of D&M Drafting. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

BROOKS, MAUDE ELIZABETH MAYNARD - age 91, of Knoxville, died Friday, September 5, 1997, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Brooks and David T. Burleson; son, Robert H. Brooks, all of Knoxville; grandson and wife, John Michael and Tyler Brooks of Denver, Colo; two great-grandchildren; brother, Albert Maynard. Family and friends will meet Monday at the Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

BROWN, JESSIE LOU LANE - age 75, died Saturday, September 6, 1997, at her residence, Alexian Inn, Signal Mountain, Tenn. She was a longtime resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, and was born in Maryville. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Brown Jr.; parents, Troy B. and Georgia Sturgeon Lane. Survivors include her children, Carolyn Groff of State College, Pa., Elane Sullivan of Waterford, Conn., and James E. Brown III of Hixson, Tenn.; four grandchildren; two great-granchildren; sisters, Francis Edwards of Phoenix, Ariz., and Troy Bell Waggoner of Maryville. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Vigh officiating. The interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

COOPER, JOHN PAUL - age 62, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, September 6, 1997. Survivors: wife, Marie Cooper; three stepsons, Larry, Jerry and Walter Palmer. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements. 

HANCE, EULA KATE - age 85, of Chestnut Hill Road, Dandridge, passed away Saturday evening, September 6, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home of Maryville following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Virgie Henry Hance and was preceded in death by sister, Rhea Gaddis; and brothers, Quentin and Glenn Hance; and great-niece, Beth Gaut Woods. She was a member of the Hills Union United Methodist Church and was a retired school teacher for Jefferson Co. Schools after 42 years of service. Survivors: nephews, Larry and Tony Gaut, both of Dandridge; niece, Rosanna Bruce of Nashville; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Jerry Colbert officiating. Graveside and interment services 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hills Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

HASKEW, NEVA D. - age 82, passed away Sunday, September 7, 1997. Mrs. Haskew was a member of Fairview Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Blanche Turner; sisters, Frances Rookard and Carolea (Pete) Lemmons; and brother, Frank Haskew Jr. She is survived by husband, Thomas Ballard Haskew; sons, Ballard L. Haskew and his wife Marilyn, Monte F. Haskew, Paul D. Haskew; daughter, Donna L. Truan and her husband Charlie; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Sonny) Turner and his wife Ruth; sister, Bernice Mann. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday at the Highland South Chapel. Rev. Kermit Troutman will be officiating. Singing will be provided by the James Whaley Family. Interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland South Cemetery. Tim, Jim and Shane Nicely, Thomas (Tad) and Douglas P. Haskew will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300. 

HICKS, BLANCHE ROMINE - age 87, of Blacksburg, Va., formerly of Madisonville, passed away 10:40 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 1997, at Heritage Nursing Home, Blacksburg, Va. A retired Monroe County school teacher who taught school in the county for 38 years. Served the First Baptist Church of Madisonville as a Sunday School teacher and the Sweetwater Baptist Association as a Vacation Bible School director for many years. Member of the Sweetwater High School Class of 1927, attended Hiwassee College and graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1963. Born November 27, 1909, in Sevier County, daughter of the late David Marshall Romine (who died in 1931) and Carrie Hill Romine (who died in 1953) of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by husband of 36 years, Alton Hicks (who died in 1976); older son, David Franklin Hicks (who died August 7, 1997); brother, Thornton D. Romine of Sweetwater (who died in 1962). While she was physically in Virginia for about five years, her heart never left Tennessee. All who knew her remarked how sweet and cooperative she was, yet after her father died in 1931, she held her family together by being the family's wage earner, and a made a life for her husband and sons while working full-time. She was a tough and gracious lady. Survivors: son and daughters-in-law, Sam A. and RuthAnn L. Hicks, Blacksburg, Va., Joan B. Hicks, Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Beth Hicks Eads and husband Bryan Eads, Susane Hicks, all of Birmingham, Ala., James S. and wife Heather Keefe Hicks, Chattanooga, Charlotte R. Hicks, Blacksburg, Va.; great-grandsons, Taylor and Mason Eads, both of Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Beulah Carter Allen, Waycross, Ga. Funeral 3 p.m. Tuesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Dr. Lon Shoopman, Rev. John E. Pennington officiating. Interment in Sunset Cemetery. Family requests memorial contributions to the Blanche R. Hicks Scholarship Fund, attn.: Mr. McDaniel, Sequoyah High School, 3128 Hwy. 411 N., Madisonville, TN. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

HOOKS, JAMES BRIAN ''BUCK'' - age 23, of Briceville, passed away September 6, 1997, at the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. He was born on June 10, 1974, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of Briceville First Baptist Church. He worked as an auto mechanic and enjoyed auto racing. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. Survivors: daughter, Emilee Paige Hooks, Clinton; son, Ryan, Clinton; parents, Roger and Bonnie Hooks, Briceville; brother, Roger Hooks, Jr., Briceville; grandparents, Lloyd and Louise Hooks, Clinton, Leonard and LouAnn Jackson, Jacksboro; uncles, Dana and Denise Hooks, Clinton, David and Maria Hooks, Clinton, Buddy and Charlene Jackson, Brunswick, Ohio, Bobby and Helene Jackson, Cleveland, Ohio; aunts, Carol and Jim Hodge, Morristown, Linda and Tom Pennington, Spring Hill, Donna and Jeff Norris, Lake City. Loved by many cousins, several great-aunts and uncles and a host of friends. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 8, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 1997, with Rev. Rick Teague and Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating at the Briceville First Baptist Church. Interment will follow service at Circle Cemetery, Briceville, Tenn. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements. 

HUSKEY, ROY MILTON - age 40, of Nashville, Tenn., died September 6, 1997, after a lingering illness. Roy was a well-known musician (bass player). He was preceded in death by his father, Roy M. Huskey Jr., also a Nashville musician; grandparents, Cordia and Roy M. Huskey Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Randolph, performers (The Randolph Family) on the Knoxville radio stations during the 1940s and 1950s. Survivors: wife, Lisa; sons, J.T. and Taylor Huskey; mother, Ruth Randolph Huskey; brother, Steven Ray Huskey, all of Nashville; aunts and uncles, Billy Ray and Barbara Huskey, Gerrie and Jerry Nowell, Anita and Jerry Moore, all of Knoxville, Carl and Geraldine Randolph, and Geneva and Ruby from Sparta and Nashville area. Friends will be received Sunday and Monday from 7-9 p.m. and service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Company, 2707 Gallatin Rd., Nashville, followed by interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Gallatin Rd., Nashville. 

HYDE, REV. RICHARD KEITH - age 43, of Knoxville, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, September 6, 1997. He was pastor of Beeler's Chapel Nondenominational Church, Washburn, for four years. Employee of Beverly Steel for 18 years. Preceded in death by father, Rev. Johnny Hyde. Survivors: wife, Kay Hyde; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Kevin Kern, all of Knoxville; mother, Willie Mae Hyde; brother and sister-in-law, David and Marsha Hyde, all of Washburn, Pete and Beth Hyde, Corryton; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Edd Bailey; sister, Denise Hyde; special nephew, Ryan Hyde, all of Washburn; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Eddie Beeler officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Washburn, for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Pallbearers: Jerry Branson, Anthony Breeding, Tom Fox, Danny Beeler, Ron Atkins and Dennis Fox. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

JONES, MR. JULIAN - age 79, of Deer Lodge, passed away Sunday morning, September 7, 1997, in the Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alva and Willie Mae Anderson Jones; sister, Maude Nash; and brothers, Eason and Leamon Jones. He is survived by sisters, Betty June Bain of Knoxville, Hallie Mae Chrisman of Knoxville, Dora Clark and Addie Ryan, both of Deer Lodge; brother, Clifford Jones of Deer Lodge; and several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Monday evening, September 8, 1997, Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Sunbright, with Rev. Pat McGee officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. 

LUSK, RONALD EUGENE ''RONNIE'' - age 61, of South Knoxville, passed away September 6, 1997, at his home. Member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Retired from Knoxville Fire Department with 33 years of service. Survivors: wife, Doris Lusk; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jayne Lusk, Dale and Greta Lusk; granddaughters, Jennifer and Delena Lusk; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Bob Johnston, California, Karen and David Wheeler, California. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Berry Chapel, Dr. Hollie Miller and Rev. Gordon Greenwell officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Buddy Cupp, Bob Johnston, Max Bolt, Bob Reed, Monte Mellen and Hubert Thompson. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to American Cancer Society or Juvenile Diabetes. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

PARKER, GEORGE WASHINGTON - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday evening at Ft. Sanders Hospital following an illness. A native of Louisiana, he had lived in the Knoxville area for about 50 years. He was a retired nuclear chemical engineer with 53 years of service to the Oak Ridge Nuclear Lab (ORLB). A member of the St. John's Episcopal Church of Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joanne W. Parker of Knoxville; daughters, Robin Van Sickle and husband Tom of Knoxville, Jeanie Lewis and husband Todd of Atlanta; son, Jesse Parker of Atlanta; brothers, Richard Parker of Johnson City, Harry Parker of Johnson City, Ward Parker of Johnson City; sisters, Dorthy Boynton of Johnson City, Angeline Miles of Carmel, Calif., Ann Paton of Jonesborough, Ark., Betty White of Virginia, Roma Gregg of Bristol, Tenn., Polly Washburn of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren, Lisa Van Sickle of Knoxville, Sarah Van Sickle of Knoxville, Laura Van Sickle of Knoxville, Tommy Van Sickle of Knoxville, Brooke Lewis of Atlanta. A memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Highland Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Archie Kelley officiating. A private inurnment will be held Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Highland Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Highland Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

PETERSON, BERNICE P. - of Knoxville, expired Friday, September 5, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of the Christian Scientist Congregation (Lakeland, Fla.). She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bertha Ayets; son, William Overton; daughter, Marion Overton. She leaves to mourn her passing: nieces, devoted Joe Ann Smith, Knoxville, and Kathleen Lone, Orlando, Fla.; four great-nieces and four great-nephews; a devoted friend, Eloise Jackson, Laurelton, N.Y. The family will receive friends 6:30-7 p.m. September 9, 1997, at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at Tabernacle Baptist Church after the service. Rev. M.M. Solomon will be officiating. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

RIDNER, JAMES C. - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, September 7, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Charter member and deacon of Beaverdale Baptist Church. Member of Bright Hope Lodge #557 F&AM, IBEW Local Union #756 Daytona Beach, Fla., and a veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by parents; four brothers and one sister. Survivors: wife, Rubye Bradley Ridner; sister, Easter Carroll; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Woodhaven Cemetery for graveside service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Ralph Cox officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

SATTERFIELD, ELVA HALL - age 78, of North Knoxville, died Sunday morning, September 7, 1997. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: husband, Larry Satterfield; sons, Bill and David Satterfield; three grandchildren; sisters, Pearlie Edsell of Knoxville, Ora Farnan of San Diego, Calif., and Juanita Powers of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Sam Satterfield of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the main entrance of Greenwood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Tom Ballard officiating. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

SHARPE, GERALD E. - age 77, died Saturday, September 6, 1997, at his home in Knoxville. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II and had retired from the chemistry lab of ALCOA. Mr. Sharpe is survived by his wife, Ruth L. Sharpe; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Janet Sharpe of Cookeville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Chelsea Sharpe; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Jean Sharpe of Morristown, Floyd and Lucille Sharpe of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. interment service with Rev. Daniel Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or your favorite charity. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

SHELTON, EDNA E. ALLEN - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, September 6, 1997, at her home. Member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Juanita Shelton of Washington state; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Bryant Buffalo of Knoxville, Myrtle and Charles Pelfrey of Clinton, and Mildred and David Cook of Powell; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel, Revs. Albert Walters and Charles Cook officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Poplar Springs Cemetery in Kingston for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave. 

STANBERY, TROY - age 85, of 1704 Acorn Court, Johnson City, died Sunday, September 7, 1997, at his residence. He was a native of Butler, Tenn., and had lived in Johnson City since 1940. Mr. Stanbery was a son of the late John R. and Etta Burton Stanbery. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Sylvania Harmon; and four brothers, Ruben Stanbery, Audie Stanbery, Hubert Stanbery and Willard Stanbery. Mr. Stanbery was a WWII Army veteran, having served in Europe with the 137th Ordinance Battalion, 16th Armored Division. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, John Sevier Post #2108. He was a retired barber with Empire Barber Shop. Mr. Stanbery was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622, Holston Council #101, Thomas E. Matson Chapter #131, Watauga Commandry #25. He was a member of Unaka Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene Edwards Stanbery; one daughter, Patricia Jones, Knoxville; one brother, John R. Stanbery, Elizabethton; one sister, Celia Dugger, Butler, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Cindy Lee Jones and Angela Jones, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. John Yarbrough will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Friendly Bible Class and close friends. Private burial will be in the Monte Vista Burial Park. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. 

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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike. 

TROUTMAN, SALLY C. - age 87, a longtime resident of Clear Springs Community, passed away September 7, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Holston Memorial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Buford Troutman; and son, Roy Troutman. Survivors: daughter, Frances Hayes; son, Kermit Troutman; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Nell Stooksbury; brothers, Fred Coram, P.M. Coram. At her request, graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eastview Memorial Gardens. At her request, friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

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