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.
Interment 2 p.m. Tuesday at Burch Cemetery at Straight Creek in Claiborne
County with Rev. Richard Nicley and Elder D.R. Cabbage officiating. 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 Walter of Corryton, Helen Webb 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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
BLANKENSHIP, ESNA RUTH - age 84, of Maryville, died at 2 a.m. Monday, September 8, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Louis Blankenship. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Rex and Sandy Blankenship of Athens; grandchildren, Keith Blankenship and Crystal McCullough; brother, ''Doc'' Barker of Oak Ridge; sister, Violet Rogers of Spencer, Flora Teague of Maryville, Minnie Dilbeck of Calhoun, Alice Weaver of Cleveland, Agnes Joines of Charleston, Mildred Riden of Etowah; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 1997, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Dr. Robert Brown and Rev. L.G. Hutchens officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
BURCHELL, LLOYD W. (TINKER), SR. - age 57, of Talbott, passed away 4:30 a.m. September 8, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center after a lingering illness. Served as director of the Jefferson County E.M.S. Member of Community Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Talbott. Member of Gideon International. Preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Pearlie Burchell. Survived by wife of 37 years, Georgia Burchell; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Junior and Donna Burchell of Greenville, Terry and Becky Burchell of Bean Station, and Rev. Herbie and Gerrie Burchell of Talbott; grandchildren, Jennifer, Chad, and Kayla Burchell; special cousin, Sudie Dotson; special aunt, Addie Lane; several other relatives and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 1997, at Community Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Caldwell and Rev. Gary Norton officiating. Interment to follow in church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 10, 1997, from 6-9 p.m. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, in charge of arrangements.
CAMPBELL, LONAL CARTER - age 85, of Tazewell, died on September 7, 1997, at Claiborne County Hospital. He was a prominent Tazewell businessman and retired from Ellison Sanitary Supply Company. He was a member of the Lion's Club. He was Master of Ceremonies for many years of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association Celebration. Survived by two brothers, Ralph Campbell of Lawrence, Kansas, Millard ''Bud'' Campbell of Norton, Kansas; sister, Esther Keeth of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, George Campbell of Knoxville, Paul Campbell of Circleville, Ohio; one daughter, Mary Jackson of Urbana, Ill.; seven granddaughters, Kate Jackson of Nashville, Kimberly Regan of West Chester, Pa., Jennifer Wagner of Fayetteville, N.C., Alison Campbell of Atlanta, Ga., Amy Jackson of Knoxville, Holly and Emily Campbell of Circleville, Ohio; one great-grandson, Mathias Wagner of Fayetteville, N.C. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 1997, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Lie in state one hour. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, in charge.
COLLINS, BILLY - age 58, of Blaine, Tennessee, died Monday, September 8, 1997. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861. (423) 828-5555.
CRIGGER, ALICE MOORE - age 91, of Tiprell, passed away September 7, 1997. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Jerry Peck and Rev. Billy Parker officiating. Music by Susie Parker. Burial Johnson Cottrell Cemetery. Pallbearers: Joe and Johnny Sutton, Jimmy Crigger, Mark Bruce, Hank Goins, Joe Moore. Honorary pallbearers: George Robinson, Lowell Adams, Al T. Bruce, and Jack Laws. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel 869-3651 or 626-4249.
DUFF, BONNIE G. - age 64, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, September 7, 1997, at Brakebill Nursing Home. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Beulah Galbraith. Survivors include sons, Mark A. Duff and Nathan W. Duff; daughters, Julia M. Duff and Patti E. Duff; daughter-in-law, Mary Claire Duff; grandchildren, Matthew and Melissa Duff; brother, Harlan Galbraith of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Dolores Centers of Augusta, Ga., Betty Campbell of Oak Ridge, Mary Coleman of Clinton and Celia Sparks of Solway. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 11, 1997, at the chapel of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with a visitation from 7-8:30 p.m. with the memorial service following. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials should be sent to the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave. in charge.
EASTER, MARY MONDAY - age 83, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday evening, September 7, 1997, at Loudon Health Care Center. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Neelie Benson Monday; husband, Don A. Easter; son, John L. Easter, Sr.; stepson, Hoyette C. Easter. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Douglas C. and Pat Easter of Loudon; daughter and son-in-law, Ella B. and Lonnie Ledbetter of Farragut; grandchildren, John L. Easter, Jr., Donna Ledbetter, Randy Ledbetter, Cynthia Eubanks, Frenice Easter, Andy Easter Packett, Lisa Easter Packett; great-grandchildren, Teisha Duncan, Brandon Ledbetter, Nicholas Wear; four step-grandchildren; sisters, Cleo Parris of Rockwood, Ella Parris of Chattanooga; brother, Loyd Monday of Rockwood; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Loudon County Memorial Gardens, Rev. Jimmy Riner officiating. Pallbearers: Lonnie Ledbetter, Ronnie Jones, Bill McPeek, Roy Prince, Randy Ledbetter, John Easter. Honorary pallbearers: Richard Delozier, Dan Miller, Matt Wallace, Bill Shillings. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
FAGG, DORTHA M. - age 73, of South Knoxville, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 1997, at her residence. She was a member of Fort Hill Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Luther Fagg; sons, David Dinwiddie, David Johnson, James Taylor and wife, Jennie, James Dotson, Jr. and wife, Darlene; daughter, Nancy Johnson; 11 grandchildren; brother, Howard, J.C., Billy Joe, and LeRoy Oglesby; sisters, Ruth Hensley, June Hurst; sister-in-law, Blanche Oglesby; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, 1 p.m. at Berry Chapel with Rev. Duncan Carver officiating. Interment will follow service at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Asheville Hwy. Visitation will be Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
GERMANY, ROBERT LOUIS - age 90, a longtime resident of Knoxville, Tenn, died on September 5, 1997. He was born and educated in Macon, Ga. and moved to New York, where he met and married Ortha Pearl Lundy. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Adeline Germany; wife, Ortha P. Lundy; brothers, Alfonso, William, and Howard Germany; and son, Issac Germany. He leaves behind a very devoted daughter, Idella G. Hall; stepdaughters, Helen Thomas, Madge L. Shaw, and Mary Johnson; son, Robert L. Germany, Jr.; and devoted grandson, Curston Germany; and a host of family and friends. The family will receive friends September 10, 1997, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 6-6:30 p.m. with funeral to follow at 6:30 p.m. Elder Kaiser of Lenoir City Church of God will be performing the service. The body will be shipped to Griffin and Peters Funeral Home, 2284 7th Ave., New York, NY 10030. Interment at Mount Holiness Cemetery, Butler, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Curston Germany, 3808 Claudius Rd., Apt. #257, Knoxville, TN 37918, 688-7054. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
GIBBS, ELMER - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away at his residence Sunday, September 7, 1997. He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He was an Air Force WWII. Retired employee of South Central Bell where he had 34 years service. Preceded in death by brothers, Leonard, Virgil, Robert, and Verdon Gibbs; sister, Namoi Gibbs; parents, Pryor Lee and Grace Elizabeth Dotson Gibbs. Survivors: wife, Constance Gibbs; sons and daughters-in-law, Dana and Elizabeth Gibbs, Franklin, Tenn., Timothy and Sheila Gibbs, Decatur, Tenn., Sanford and Rebecca Gibbs, Jefferson, Ga.; twin brother, Delmer Gibbs, West Carrolton, Ohio; sisters, Deloris Miller, Knoxville, Tenn., Hazel Lawson, Datyon, Ohio; grandchildren, Shelly Zabel, Huntsville, Ala., Tara Gibbs, Nashville, Tenn., Caleb Gibbs, Jefferson, Ga., Cortney Gibbs, Jefferson, Ga., Tonya Lamb, Decatur, Tenn., Gretchen Lamb, Decatur, Tenn., Leslie Gibbs Dugan, Sweetwater, Tenn., Will Gibbs Dugan, Sweetwater, Tenn., Curcha Walker, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; great-granddaughter, Misty Walker, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with funeral service at 8 p.m. at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. W.B. Bingham officiating. Family will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday for graveside service and interment. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
GRAHAM, COLUMBUS J. (LUMMIE) - age 57, of 4930 Hwy 411 South, Madisonville, passed away 8 a.m. Sunday, September 7, 1997, at Woods Memorial Hospital. Survivors: wife, Lillian Croft Graham; daughters, Viki Witt, Tellico Plains, Crystal Graham, April Graham; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Mary Graham, Randy Graham, Ronnie Graham, all of Madisonville, Brian and Krystal Graham, Tellico Plains; grandchildren, Dawn Nichols, Hope, Kimberly, and Cody Graham; close friend, Charlie Daniels. Preceded in death by daughter, Linda Graham and parents, Luther and Dortha Kirkland Graham. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. G.L. Geren and Rev. David Watson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Eleazar Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
HANSARD, CORA LEE - age 55, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, September 7, 1997. She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church. Employed by Sanitary Laundry for 25 years and C & S Laundry for five years. Preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Retha Hansard. Survivors: sister, Katherine Nelson; brothers, Eugene Hansard and wife, Barbara, Harry Hansard of Texas, Carter Hansard of Chicago, Ill.; special nephew, Darryl Nelson and wife, Sue; good friend, Louis Mitchell. Graveside service Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at 12:30 p.m. Meridian Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Kirk White officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
HENDERLIGHT, ESTEL B. (BUD) - formerly of Knoxville, passed away Sunday evening, September 7, 1997, in Atlanta. He was a retired supervisor in the Tree Department of KUB. Survived by wife, Grace Waldrop-Henderlight; and a son, Doug Henderlight of Atlanta; sister, Anita Henderlight-Graves of Corryton. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Larry Beeler officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at
HIPPS, OLENE DENTON - age 82, of Kingston, passed away Saturday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident. She was a member of Kingston Church of Christ and retired from Tennessee Development Center in Greeneville. Survived by three children; son and daughter-in-law, Don R. and Margaret Denton of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and James R. Young of Columbia, S.C. and son and daughter-in-law, Randy L. and Shirley Denton of Kingston; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Darnall of Stelle, Mo. The family received friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, September 8 at Kingston Church of Christ. A memorial service followed. Danny Nunn officiated.
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. 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. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
JENKINS, MARTHA ALICE TROTTER - age 80, of Maryville, died Monday, September 8, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Riley Jenkins and grandchild, Christine Savage. Survivors include: son, John Jenkins of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Darlene Jenkins of Chicago; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Charles Savage of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Shirley Harris of Maryville; grandchildren, John Jenkins, Jr., Jackie Kemp, Diane Jenkins, Jeff Jenkins, Jim Jenkins, Jerry Jenkins, Jr., Thomas Jenkins, Joseph Jenkins, Marta Savage, Heather Harris, Carrie Harris; great-grandchildren, Valerie, Melinda, and Joanna Kemp, Jonathan and Jessica Jenkins, Jerry Jenkins III, Jessica Jenkins. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Macht officiating. The interment will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
KENNEDY, PEARL MAE (MAMAW) - age 93, of Knoxville, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, September 7, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a long time faithful member of Beaumont Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Fred R. Kennedy, Sr.; sons, Fred Jr. and Jimmy; daughters, Margaret McKelvey, Mildred Hurst and Gladys and Mabel Kennedy. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Elmer and Betty Kennedy, Toledo, Ohio; son, Ted Kennedy, Louisville, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Paul Wright, Knoxville, Tennessee; daughter, Geraldine Hancock, Louisville, Tenn.; 28 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beaumont Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Russell and Rev. Ronnie Dotson officiating. Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Avenue.
KIDWELL, OPAL PEARL KECK - age 87, of Route 5, Rutledge, Tennessee, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday, September 8, 1997, at the residence of her daughter. She was a member of Helton Springs Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Arville Kidwell; sister, Tennie Treece and several brothers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cleo and James Whitt; grandsons, Jerry Whitt, Vernon Whitt, David Whitt, Randall Whitt and Danny Whitt; granddaughter, Joan Messamore; six great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at the Helton Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Marvin Phillips officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Helton Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861. (423) 828-5555.
LARRANCE, MAGGIE LOU - age 64, of New Market, passed away at her home. She was a member of New Market Baptist Church. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Danny and Molly Larrance of New Market, Larry Larrance of Knoxville; five grandchildren and several cousins; one uncle. Funeral 8 p.m. Wednesday, Fielden Chapel with Rev. Charles McGill officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday, New Market Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 7-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
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; special mother-in-law, Sarah Simpson (Baby). Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Dr. Hollie Miller and Rev. Gordon Greenwell officiating. 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. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
MASSEY, KEVIN CHARLES ANGEL - age 26, of 10395 W. Lee Hwy., Loudon, died suddenly Sunday evening, Sept. 7, 1997. Preceded in death by grandparents, Betty Angel and Richard Burk Massey. Survivors: mother, Deborah Angel; father, Richard Massey; grandmother, Edith Hicks, all of Loudon; grandfather, Johnny Angel, Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister, Jessica Massey; brother, Richard and Mike Massey and Michael Angel, all of Loudon. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ronnie Jaynes and Rev. Justan Kelley officiating. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Loudon Funeral Home.
MOORE, JOHNNY - age 38, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, September 7, 1997. He was a member of Smithwood Baptist Church and an employee of Rental Uniform Company. Preceded in death by brothers, Samuel and Gary Moore. Survived by parents, Samuel and Katherine Moore; grandson, Austin Helton; sisters, Penny McCarty and Charlotte Moore; brother, Ricky Moore; special cousin, Rosie Inman; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McCarty Mortuary with Rev. Tony Cross officiating followed by interment at Roseberry Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
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 Love, 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, Ruby 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. Arrangements by 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 and daughters-in=law, Bill and Carolyn Satterfield, David and Kim Satterfield; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 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.
THALLER, MR. HENRY M. - age 76, of Luttrell, died September 5, 1997, after an extended illness. He was born August 14, 1921, in Alexander County, N.C. and educated in North Carolina and Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy in Florida and in the Pacific during World War II. In 1964, he started House of Thaller, Inc., a food processing company located in Smithwood on Tazewell Pike. He is survived by wife of 55 years, Aleene Hubbs Thaller; son, Martin C. Thaller of Bat Cove, N.C.; daughter, Dr. Eva A. Thaller of Luttrell; son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Linda P. Thaller; grandchildren, Wesley, Lindsay, and Jordan Thaller, all of Knoxville; sisters, Christine Ellis of Statesville, N.C., Edna Lowrance of Asheboro, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Reba Lee of Paducah, Ky., Dora Gregory of St. Joseph, Mo., Kate Hubbs of Corryton. The body was cremated. Memorial service 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 1997, in the chapel of Cooke Mortuary. The family will receive friends 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Following the service, there will be a fellowship covered dish meal for all at 5:30 p.m. at the Hubbs Grove Schoolhouse Building, Maynardville. Friends may wish to bring gifts of food for the family are asked to bring their dishes for that meal. The building will be open at 1 p.m. Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Guideposts, Carmel, NY 10512, published by the Norman Vincent Peale Center, Daily Word, Unity Village, MO 64065, published by Unity School of Christianity or other nonprofit organizations. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville in charge.
WALKER, DOYLE WAYNE - age 63, of Route 2, Blaine, Tenn., went home to be with Jesus Sunday afternoon, September 7, 1997, at 5:30 p.m. at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member and deacon of Indian Ridge Baptist Church in Blaine, Tenn., a veteran of the Korean War, and was retired from Mason-Dixon Freight Lines in Knoxville and a member of Teamsters Local #519. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Paris J. Walker, Sr.; mother, Vera Thomas Walker; brother, James Darrell Walker; and special father-in-law, Paul B. Pate. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Anna Lynn Pate Walker; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and David Arnwine, Lisa and Jimmy Copeland, and Kristi and Brett Morton; grandson, Lance Allen Morton; granddaughter, Christine Pate Morton; mother-in-law, Hazel E. Pate; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Roberta Walker, Jackie and Jackie Walker; sister-in-law, Jane Walker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn Ramsey, Anita Cameron, Carolyn and Bill McDaniel, Linda and Carroll Whaley, Rhonda and Harold Jackson, Wanda and Ray Cameron; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Reverend Ancil Garrett and Reverend Mike Lee officiating. Graveside service and interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at the Mouth of Richland Cemetery with Reverend Darrell Walker officiating. Pallbearers will be Paul Looney, Ronald Jones, Ray Allen Myers, Steve Perrin, David Arnwine, and Brett Morton. Honorary pallbearers will be Reverend Charles Mitchell and all of the nephews of Mr. Walker. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, September 9, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
TROUTMAN, SALLY C. - age 87, a longtime resident of Clear Springs Community, passed away September 7, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. At her request, graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eastview Memorial Gardens with Rev. Al Smith officiating. Funeral arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
YOUNG, JESSE - of Knoxville, passed away September 8, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional. Longtime member of City View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Della Mae Young; and daughter, Lillian Mae Pratt. Retired from ALCOA. Survivors: four grandchildren, Ray Pratt, Janie Gamble, Tony Pratt, Jimmy Pratt; eight great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for graveside service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Toby Everette officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to City View Baptist Church. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.