Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BEELER, FORREST BRADLEY - age 81, of Pikeville, Ky., died 3:18 a.m. Monday, September 8, 1997, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born in Grainger County, Tenn. on October 29, 1915. Veteran of WWII. Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 10th. at the Pikeville First Baptist Church, Rev. Steve Ross and Rev. Charles Stewart officiating. The body will lie in state from 12-1 p.m. Visitation after 7 p.m. Monday, September 8th. in Call Chapel. Expressions of sympathy to First Baptist Church, Pikeville, Ky. J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville, Ky. in charge. 

BLACK, JAMES T. (JIM) - age 68, of Knoxville, passed away Monday at his residence. A native of Knoxville. He was a member of the Inskip United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Knoxville Utilities Board. He was an avid golfer and square dancer having been a member of the Volunteer Travelers. Mr. Black served his country as sergeant of the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and during his high school years was a member of the Central High School Football Team in which he was captain during the 1947 season. Following that year he was recruited by Coal Paul ''Bear'' Bryant at the University of Kentucky. Mr. Black was preceded in death by his father, former Knoxville Police Sgt. Carl T. Black and mother, Della Selvage Black and one brother, Charles Black. He is survived by son, David L. Black and wife, Ruthie of Knoxville; daughters, Teresa B. Teague and husband, William of Knoxville, Cheryl Jones and husband, Steve of Columbia, Maryland; sister, Doris Hodge of Knoxville; grandchildren, John Lowery, Jr. and wife, Kelly of Morristown, Tenn., Kendra Stroud of Knoxville, Travis Black of Knoxville, Preston Stroud of Knoxville, Trey Black of Knoxville; also are many, many friends and former fellow employees. The graveside services for Mr. Black will be held at the Highland Memorial Cemetery, Thursday morning at 11 a.m. with The Rev. James R. Stroud officiating. The family will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the Highland Memorial Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. and may be reached there at 588-0567. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home. 

BROOKS, STACY ANN - age 25, of Bean Station, passed away Sunday, September 7, 1997 as the result of an automobile accident. She was a member of Adriel Baptist Church and an employee of Toyoda TRW. Survivors: her daughters, Megan and Madison Welch; parents, Curt and Sue Morton Brooks; sister, Rebecca Rudd; brothers, Danny ''Saucer'' Brooks, Johnny Brooks, all of Bean Station and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Adriel Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Carroll and Rev. Calvin Helton officiating. Interment in Adriel Cemetery. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. 

CAVINS, REV. CLYDE - age 70, of Tazewell, passed away Monday, September 8, 1997, at the Claiborne County Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Claiborne Funeral Home. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday in the Claiborne Funeral Chapel. Burial in the Poplar Grove Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. For more information call 626-2191. 

COLLINS, BILLY EDWARD ''JOHN SPROUT'' SR. - age 58, of Route 2, Blaine, Tennessee, died Monday, September 8, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Block Springs Baptist Church and a retired electrician. He was preceded in death by two sons, William E. Collins and Billy E. Collins Jr. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Emma Gann Collins of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Virgil E. and Robin Collins, Johnny R. Collins, and Bobby J. and Stephanie Collins, all of Blaine; daughter-in-law, Tammy Collins; brothers, Pharoh Collins of Kodak, Lum Collins of Maryville; sister, Bertha Cochran of Mascot; three grandchildren, T.J., Mitch and Casey Collins, all of Blaine; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 1997, from the Block Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Spradlin and Reverend Cliff Amos officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Blue Springs Cemetery in Straw Plains, Tennessee. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 10, 1997, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, phone (423) 828-5555. 

COX, CURTIS H. - age 81, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, September 8, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. A member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Member of Local 295 Steam and Pipe Fitters Union, Daytona Beach, Fla. Veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy. Survived by wife, Cleva Rankin Cox of Jefferson City; daughters, Shelba Curry of White Pine and Judy Gregory of Dandridge; son, Terry Cox of Jefferson City; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Cox of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Helen Lawson of Knoxville and Mary Stevens of Mosheim; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Sonny Strange officiating. The body will be moved to the church at 3 p.m. Wednesday for visitation. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 1997, for 11 a.m. interment services at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Family requests that memorials be made to the Memorial Fund of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. 

DECK, ROBERT SEYMOUR - age 73, of Maryville, passed away Monday morning, September 8, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. Preceded in death by parents, Ernie and Agnes Deck. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Becky Deck of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Jon Shinabarger of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Shelby L. Deck of Maryville, Daniel Shinabarger of Texas; former wife, Lola T. Deck of Texas, formerly of Maryville; sister, Ruby Wear of Florida; nephews, Tim Doss of Florida, Jeff Doss of Canada, Mike Dockery of California. The body was cremated and no memorial services are planned. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 1997, at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

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 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. 

DELANY, ALAN GLENN - age 36, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at his home. A native of Nashville and formerly of Johnson City. He was the son of Randal Delany, Nashville, Tenn. and Florice Delany, Springboro, Ohio. He resided in Knoxville at the time of his death. He was the district manager of United Insurance Company of America. A member of the President's Club, he was honored at the President's Club Conference for outstanding achievement in June 1994 in Alcapulco, Mexico. He was a former member of the Chamber of Commerce (Clarksville) and past member of Kiwanis Club. While in Johnson City, he was a member of East Unaka Christian Church where he was ordained a deacon and served on the board of deacons. At the time of his death, he was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Knoxville and Promise Keepers Men of Integrity. Other than his parents, he is survived by his wife, Gina Potter Delany; daughter, Jessica Paige, age nine of the home; sister, Mrs. Patricia Keen, Springboro, Ohio; brothers, Steve and Bryan Delany of Nashville; grandmothers, Mrs. Mildred Delany and Mrs. Mildred Keel, both of Toledo, Ohio. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Potter, Johnson City, Tenn. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Darrell Hodge officiating. Family and friends will meet Friday at Highland Christian Church Cemetery, Jonesboro, Tenn. for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Active pallbearers will be Steven Delany, Ron Potter, Leon Keen, Brian Delany, Kip Shoemaker and Tony Farrace. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Calvary Baptist Church, Knoxville. Family will receive friends following the funeral service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

EARLEY, CHRISTINE HOLT - age 78, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at her home. Preceded in death by husband, Earnest Earley; and son, Charles Earley. Survived by sons, Leon, William, Hubert, Clifford and Roy Earley; daughter, Betty Sue Sherrod; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Ellen Dunlap and Ruth Cates; brothers, Frank and Festes Holt; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel, Rev. Richard Mellon officiating. Interment to follow at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road. 

FAGG, DORTHA M. OGLESBY - 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. 

GANN, ARMINDA CAMERON - age 79, of Dandridge, passed away Tuesday morning, September 9, 1997, following a lingering illness. She was a former employee of J.B. Dick 5 & 10 Store of Jefferson City and EPCO of Dandridge. She was a lifelong and the last surviving member of the Holston Primitive Baptist Church in Grainger Co. Preceded in death by husband of 53 years, Sanders ''Qulas'' Gann; and grandson, Jeffrey Lynn Large; parents, Porter and Martha Cameron; brother, Thurman Cameron; and sister, Alafair Cox. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Al Large; grandsons, Stacy and Eric Large; great-granddaughter, Arminda Ann Large; brother and sister-in-law, Simmie and Joy Cameron of Pigeon Forge; sister and brother-in-law, Nina Mae and Lewis Noe of Talbott; sister-in-law, Marie Cameron of Talbott; special friend, Elsie Mae Clevenger; special niece, Faye Gann Campbell; and several special nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at Nina Baptist Church. Interment at Ebenezer Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday evening at Farrar Funeral Home, White Pine. 

GANN, JEFFEREY E. ''BODINE'' - age 33, of Martha Dandridge Circle, Dandridge, passed away Monday evening, September 8, 1997, at UT Medical Center, Knoxville, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was of the Baptist faith and was an employee of Adams Woodworking Co. of Morristown and Cowboy's Seafood Restaurant. Survivors: wife, Sharon Henry Gann; daughters, Amber and Lindsey Gann; mother and stepfather, Ellen and Alton Horner of Talbott; father, Frank Gann of White Pine; sister, Teresa Johnson of White Pine; brother, Tim Gann of Dandridge; special friends, Randy Baxter and Stacy Moore. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday at Farrar Dandridge Chapel. Graveside interment services 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

GIBBS, ELMER - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away at his residence Sunday, September 7, 1997. He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and was an ordained Baptist minister. He was an Air Force WWII Veteran. Retired employee of South Central Bell where he had 34 years service. Preceded in death by brothers, Leonard, Virgil, Robert, and Verdon Gibbs; sister, Naomi 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, Dayton, 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. 

GRANT, BESSIE LILES (BETTY) - age 75, of Springplace Apts., Lenoir City, passed away early Tuesday morning, September 9, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Elic and Myrtle Sherwood Liles; brothers, Marce, Fred, E.J. and Robert Liles; sister, Mary Liles Kincer. Survivors: daughter, Elizabeth Ann Park of Loudon; grandchildren and spouses, Ted and Heather Park of Chattanooga, Pam Park of Loudon, Chris and Sara Park of Lenoir City; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Emily Park; sister, Jean Berry of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Lyndi Hodge and Joyce Harper, both of Lenoir City. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Donny Crass officiating. Graveside services 10 a.m. Thursday, Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

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. Arrangements by 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. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

HUGHES, MR. WILLIAM EDWARD - age 75, of Niota, died Monday. Life-long resident of McMinn County. Member of Clearwater Baptist Church, the McMinn County Farm Bureau and the McMinn-Loudon Farmers Co-op. Survivors: wife of 49 years, Dortha Mae Key Hughes of Niota; five daughters, Joan Womac of Rogersville, Tenn., Judith Watson of Sweetwater, Tenn., Mary Ellen Long of Morristown, Tenn., Ann Haren of Athens, Tenn., Janice Crabtree of Madisonville, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. L.C. (Hazel) Key of Athens; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Huel Hooker officiating. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Clearwater Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Childrens Educations Building Fund, c/o Clearwater Baptist Church, 964 County Road 180, Athens, Tenn. 37303; Woods Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 410, Etowah, Tenn. 37331; or Gideons Bibles, P.O. Box 4, Athens, Tenn. 37303. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. before the service at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens. 

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 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861. (423) 828-5555. 

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. Arrangements by Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Avenue. 

McMILLIAN, FRED - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, September 8, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Minnie McMillian. Survived by daughters, Linda Blevins and Karen and Shirley Spivey; sons, Fred Wayne McMillian and Dennis Spivey; special friend, Dorcas Spivey; sisters, Zora McMillian and Zola Hurst of Ohio; brother, Bill McMillian of Dayton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery, Washington Pike, with Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

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. 

MOORE, RALPH NORWOOD - age 74, of Knoxville, died Monday, September 8, 1997, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Member and former deacon of Central Baptist Church, Bearden. Retired CEO of YMCA in Knoxville and member of Downtown Rotary Club. Graduate of Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. Survivors: wife, Jean Moore of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherrie and Bob Cullaty of Radford, Va., Joy and Steve Chamberlin of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brian and Ashley Cullaty of Radford, Va., Aubrey, Mary and Holly Chamberlin of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, L.E. and Rose Moore of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; nephews, Roger and Bill Hubbard, Skipper and David Moore. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church, Bearden, with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Family requests memorials be made to Downtown YMCA, 605 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

ROACH, EDWARD A. ''BOBE'' - age 62, of Loudon, passed away Monday evening, September 8, 1997, at Loudon Hospital. He was preceded in death by parents, Rev. Ivory and Hattie Moss Roach; brothers, Williams Ivory Roach, Jr., Clarence Roach, Charles (Tommy) Roach, David Roach. Survivors: wife, Mary Jean Frye Roach; children and spouses, Edward and Charlene Roach, Terry and Lennie Gray, Karen and John Pearl, Bobby Roach, all of Rockford, Illinois, Jimmy and Kathy Roach, Teresa and Joey Sanders, all of Lenoir City; several grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna and Ted Littleton of Lenoir City, Shelby Jean and Harold Crider of Knoxville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary Lynn and Penny Roach of Lenoir City, Donnie and Carolyn Roach of Ft. Walton, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Don Everhart officiating. Interment Lake View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

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. 

TRUE, RUBY VANDIVER - age 88, of 1001 Glenlock Road, Sweetwater, died Tuesday, September 9, 1997. Member of East Sweetwater Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Floyd (Buck) True. Survivors: nieces and nephews. Arrangements will be announced later by Loudon Funeral Home. 

WALKER, DOYAL 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 Darrall 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, Terrie and David Arnwine, Lisa and Jimmy Copeland, and Kristi and Brett Morton; grandson, Lance Allen Morton; granddaughter, Christian 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 Darrall 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.

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