Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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ANDERSON, MR. ROY LEE (JACK) - age 66, of LaFollette, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at LaFollette Medical Center. Member of the Edgemoor Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters, Linda Anderson, Baltimore, Md., Amy Morris, Clinton, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Eric Chance, Baltimore, Adam Morris, Cassidy Morris, and Daniel Morris, all of Clinton, Tenn.; one great-grandchild, Alexys Morris, Clinton, Tenn.; three sisters, Cora Murphy, Clinton, Tenn., Elizabeth Pelicci, Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Jeanette Smith, Newark, Del.; half-sisters, Ida Faye Anderson and Goldie Ruth Pebley, both of LaFollette; half-brothers, William Anderson, LaFollette and Willard Anderson, Arkansas; several other relatives and friends. Family and friends will meet Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, 10:30 a.m. at Glade Springs Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Rev. Don Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Walters Funeral Home. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

BAILEY, FRANCES LOVE - of Knoxville, departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

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 Coach 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; a special and close friend, Alice Davis 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. 

BRADFORD, MARY EVELYN G. - age 83, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Retired head of publications at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Preceded in death by husband, James Calvin ''Jim'' Bradford. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James Riley and Georgeanne Bradford, Cincinnati, Ohio; son, Rand Bradford, Knoxville; grandsons, James Carpenter Bradford and Justin Gavin Bradford, Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Angeline Norman, Clarksville, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Dr. Victor Herron, St. Demetrios Antrichian Catholic Church. Family requests memorials may be made to charity of your choice. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

CARPENTER, ALPHA P. - 74, of Bulls Gap, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 1997. She was born in Bulls Gap May 10, 1923. She was a member of the Fairway Baptist Church, Eastern Star in Knoxville, and Rader McCravey V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary in Bulls Gap. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carpenter; and a brother, Lawrence Pinkston. She is survived by one daughter, Jama Potter; one son, James Carpenter; two grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Dan Edwards of Dayton, Ohio, Moviline and Clarence Inman of Newport, Tenn.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, L.C. and Ann Pinkston of Seymour, Ind., Bill and Dottie Pinkston of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Randal and Shirley Pinkston of Boulder, Colo., Jack and Cora Pinkston of Union, Ohio; sister-in-law, Irene Pinkston of Oak Ridge; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCollough Cemetery with Pastor Rick Passmore officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Bulls Gap. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420. 

COILE, BRUCE HARRISON - 69, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Retired U.T. Agricultural Ext. Member of Buffett Heights Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Harrison L. and Dora Ball Coile; brothers, Claude Coile, Sr. and Paul Coile; stepmother, Willie Coile; and great-granddaughter, Lori Jo Smith. Survived by wife, Mary Ruth Flanigan Coile; stepson, Tom Smith and wife, Tracy of Knoxville; stepdaughter, Carol Jean Smith of Florida; brother, Boyd Coile and wife, Bea of Chattanooga; sister, Naomi Daughterty of Knoxville; grandchildren, Tommy, Jerry, and Joshua Smith; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services are Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Dr. Michael Prince officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, from 7-9 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

DELANY, ALAN GLENN - age 35, 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 Acapulco, 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Missions Fund, 3200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919. Family will receive friends following the funeral service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

EAGLE, DAVID O. - age 84, of Norfolk, Va., died September 8, 1997, at Virginia Beach, Va. He was born in Appomattox, Va. He was a carpenter and a Methodist. Employer, Emory and Richards. Member of Carpenter's Brotherhood Local No. 613. Survivors: spouse, Thelma C. Eagle of Norfolk, Va.; stepson, Alvin P. Callahan of Harriman, Tenn. and son-in-law, Henry H. Ore, Sr. of Suffolk, Va.; three sisters, Louise Phelps of Concord, Va., Mary Bohannon of Appomattox, Va. and Alice Sales of Madison Heights, Va.; five brothers, Lyle Eagle, Junior Eagle, Bobby Eagle, all of Appomattox, Va., Angelo Eagle and Wylie Eagle of Lynchburg, Va.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 12, 1997, 1 p.m., graveside, Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, 4889 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. 23462. (757) 490-2727. 

FABER, JOSEPH - of Morristown, N.J., died on September 9th., 1997, at the Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, N.J. Born in Lodz, Poland. He had lived in Morristown, N.J. for the past 40 years. He was a shipping supervisor for the M&M Candy Co. in Hackensack, N.J. for 32 years. He retired in 1980. He was a graduate of the Polish Military Academy. In 1939 he was captured when Poland fell and spent five years in a German camp until 1944. He was a lieutenant at the time. He was associated with the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of New Krakower Society in New York. Survivors: wife, Dora Schleikorn Faber; two children, daughter, Leonora Faber of Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Jerry and his wife, Gail Faber of Bridgewater, N.J.; brother, Kaziek and a sister, Halinka, both of Lodz, Poland. He has three grandchildren, Sara, Lisa and Rachel Faber. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 11th. at 10:30 a.m. at the William R. Dangler Funeral Home, Morristown, N.J. 

GILREATH, KYLE HUFFAKER - age 72, of Kodak, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Kodak United Methodist Church. A retired KUB employee and served in the Navy in World War II Pacific Theater. He was preceded in death by son, Mark C. Gilreath; parents, Jake M. and Carrie Lee Gilreath. Survivors: wife, Ann Underwood Gilreath; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Lillian Gilreath, Jake and Hilda Gilreath; special nephew, Huey Gilreath; several other nieces, nephews, host of special friends and faithful dog, Bo. Graveside service and interment 10 a.m. Saturday in Henry's Crossroads Cemetery with Rev. Rob McClellan officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

GREEN, MRS. BERNICE MAXWELL - formerly of Knoxville, 211 Brandivitlock, Toledo, Ohio, departed this life, September 8, 1997, in Toledo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

HENSLEY, MARGARET RABY - 67, of 706 Church St., Philadelphia, died 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of East Hills Baptist Church. Daughter of the late Lige and Ira Jones Raby. Survivors: husband, Homer G. Hensley; three daughters, Deborah Hensley and Mrs. Ronnie (Dorine) Coker of Philadelphia, Mrs. Ralph (Donna) Tallent, Tellico Plains; four grandchildren, Tim Hensley, Jamey and Christy Coker, and Derrick Tallent; sister, Mrs. R.G. (Helen) Sherrill, Loudon; brother, Kenneth Raby, Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Jackson and Rev. Ricky Hill officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday, Reed Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

HUFF, GAVIN CLINT - age 82, passed away at his home in Sevierville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997, following a brief illness. Born in Andersonville, Tenn., (Anderson County), on April 7, 1915, he was the youngest of the ten children of the late William Hamilton Huff and Susan Josephine Huff. He began his career with the Tennessee Highway Patrol as a driver's license examiner on July 5, 1939. On June 4, 1940, he married Mildred Evelyn Sims of Sevier County, Tenn. On March 31, 1942, he resigned from the Highway Patrol and went to California with his wife and baby daughter to work with his brother. He returned to Tennessee on August 1, 1943, and on the same date was hired as a patrolman by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. On March 1, 1945, he was promoted to corporal, and on August 1, 1946, was promoted to East Tennessee's Divisional Sergeant. On March 8, 1949, he resigned from the Highway Patrol to become the director of Safety and Labor Relations for Huber and Huber Trucklines. While employed by Huber and Huber, he served as a director of the Tennessee Motor Transport Association. He served as chairman of the Legislative Committee which was charged with the legislation for Tennessee's trucking industry. He acted as a lobbiest for the trucking industry in the Tennessee General Assembly and in Congress. Specifically, he lobbied in Congress on behalf of the Trucking Industry for the interstate highway system. In 1962, he resigned from Huber and Huber Trucklines and moved with his family to Sevier County, Tenn. to become the initial developer of English Mountain Development. Mr. Huff is survived by by his wife, Mildred Sims Huff of Sevier County, Tenn.; two sons, William Barton Huff of Milpitas, Calif. and John Hamilton Huff and wife, Teresa King Huff of Sevier County, Tenn.; two daughters, Phyllis Huff Baker of Knox County, Tenn. and Kathy Huff Yett of Sevier County, Tenn.; one sister, Dossie Huff Hill and husband, Vaughn Hill of Knox County, Tenn.; five grandchildren, James Victor Hill, Paige Hill Rose, Clint Patrick Hill and wife, Kathryn Hill, Anthony David Huff and wife, Sarah Jones Huff and Andrew Gavin Huff; one great-grandson, Gavin Thomas Kress; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. The family will meet at Atchley Funeral Home at 9:30 p.m. Saturday morning for departure to Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens in Pigeon Forge for interment at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Atchely Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

HURRIE, HERBERT T. - of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning at the Knox Health Care Center following an illness. A native of New Jersey, he was a retired accountant for Rohm and Haas and was the husband of the late Edna Fisher Hurrie, who passed away January 1, 1996. Mr. Hurrie had lived in the Knoxville area since 1945. Mr. Hurrie is survived by daughters, Doris H. Lawson and husband, John E. Lawson of Halls, Eileen H. Muir and husband, Robert B. Muir of Greensboro, N.C.; sister, Mildred Kitzelman of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Highland Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Archie Kelley officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Ghost Catholic Church or the Ladies of Charity. Arrangements announced by Highland Memorial Funeral Home 588-0567. 

IRWIN, RUTH JEANETTE - 78, of Clinton, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at the Windwood Health and Rehab Center. Mrs. Irwin was the daughter of Claude and Stella McAfee Irwin. She is survived by one daughter, Alice Wetz of Woodville, Texas; a brother, Jack Irwin and his wife, Louise of Norris, Tenn.; two sisters, June Ridings, Pasadena, Texas and Josephine Yarber of Heiskell, Tenn.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Anderson County Funeral Home, Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, from 7-9 p.m. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at the New Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Andersonville, Tenn. Arrangements by Anderson County Funeral Home, Clinton. 

KYSER, BETTY HARVEY - of Arkport, N.Y., formerly of Lenoir City; passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 10, 1997. She was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Edna Dail Harvey; brothers, Marshal Harold Harvey, Bert Harvey; sisters, Evelyn Renfro, Nellie Cole and Elaine Lowe. Survivors: husband, Merton Kyser; daughters, Sheila and Arlene; several grandchildren; brother, Joe Paul Harvey of Lenoir City; half-brothers, Jackson Harvey, Tony Harvey, and Ronnie Harvey, all of Lenoir City, Jimmy Harvey of Knoxville; half-sisters, Edna Ruth Byrd of Knoxville, Glenda Sue McGuffey of Ootewah, Barbara Jean Harvey of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service and interment will be in Olean, N.Y. Obituary courtesy of Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

MAINOR, FRED W. - 74, of Tallent St., Vonore, formerly of Prior Lake, Minn., passed away 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997, at his home. Veteran of W.W.II. Preceded in death by parents, Tom and Elizabeth Maynard; brothers, Elbert and Alvin. Survivors: brothers, James of Vonore, Thomas, Jr. of Maryville, William (Bill) of Concord, Ga., J.E. of Madisonville, Richard of Etowah and Ricky of Greenback; sisters, Evelyn (Bobby) Hanley of Bloomington, Minn. and Imogene Croft of Vonore; stepdaughter, Traci Penner of Lakeville, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; special niece, Peggy Thorfinnson; special nephews, Jake, Jr. and Danny Hanley of Minnesota; special friends, Jennifer Anderson, Jesse Barneby, Dr. Loren Hall, Norman Rice, and Wally Bunell. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ricky Kirkland, Rev. John B. Kizer, and Rev. Hugh Maynard officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday, Simpson Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion and V.F.W. Posts of Loudon. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Loudon Funeral Home. 

McCLOUD, BRIAN GARY - age 27, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away September 9, 1997. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: parents, Gary and Brenda McCloud; brother, Keith McCloud; grandparents, Roy and Lois McCloud, Rev. Robert and Loretta Stiles; several aunts, uncles, cousin; special aunt and uncle, Roger and Sharon Essary. Service 8 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Greg Jones and Rev. Charles Mattson officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Saturday at Trentville Cemetery for interment. Pallbearers: Ron Summers, Craig Davis, Robbie Breeden, Michael Limbaugh, Tim Davis, Mikey Mee, Richard Skipper. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

McGEE, GLENNA ADAMS ROHRING - daughter of the late Oliver and Nellie Ellison Adams, passed away on August 29, in New Port Richey, Fla. She was born March 20, 1932, in Arthur, Tenn. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Elmer, Cecil, Alphus, and Gene. She is survived by children, SGM David E. Rohring, Ft. Knox, Ky., Christine Bell, Palmetto, Fla., Geraldine Baker, New Port Richey, Daniel Rohring, Garden City, Mich., and George McGee of New Port Richey; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Lowell Adams, Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Carl Adams, Tazewell, Tenn.; sisters, Sallie Livernois, Farmington Hills, Mich., Catherine Gibson, Arthur, Tenn., Margaret Babb, Jonesboro, Tenn., Carrie Smith, Vine Grove, Ky., and Cleta Forsythe, Louisville, Mass. Burial Saturday, Sept. 13, at 12 noon in Chumley Cemetery, Arthur, Tenn. Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

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 will be private. Family requests memorials be made to Downtown YMCA, 605 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

POORE, EVELYN - age 83, wife of Ralph Poore of Cumberland Gap, passed away Sept. 10, 1997, in Middlesboro ARH. Arrangements are incomplete. Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

RADAR, ANNA B. REED - age 78, of Knoxville, passed away at 12 midnight Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at Jefferson City Life Care Center. She was a member of Belomont Heights Baptist Church and had retired from the Knoxville Glove Company. Preceded in death by husband, Paul Radar; parents, Donald and Martha Reed; brothers, Andy, Hubert, Calvin, Jimmy, Delozier, and Jerry Reed; sister, Stella Shipley. Survivors include son, Billy Radar of Knoxville; brothers, Bill Reed of Knoxville, Charles Reed of Knoxville, Donald Reed of Ohio; sisters, Lula McNish of Knoxville, Helen Lay of Knoxville, and Neome Stallings of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at Bell's Campground, Powell, with Rev. Joe Bullard officiating. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, in charge of arrangements. 

RIDENOUR, CECIL LUTTRELL - age 100, of Knoxville, passed away September 9, 1997. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Luther Ridenour. Survivors: sisters, Bessie Treece of Knoxville, Ann Crudgington of Knoxville, Mary Lou Matthews of Florida; several nieces and nephews; and a special thanks to Hillcrest North. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 1 p.m. Friday for graveside service, Rev. Gordon Ridenour officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

RUTHERFORD, ANNA BELLE - age 94, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 1997. Preceded in death by husband, Frank Rutherford and three sons. She was ministered to at home by the South Knoxville Church of God Shut-In-Ministries. Survivors: sons, Charles Byrd, Vernon Byrd, George Byrd, Tom Rutherford, Jack Rutherford, Richard Rutherford, and Robert Rutherford; daughters, Dorothy Lawless and Mary Shown; sisters, Mary Floyd and Grace Donahue; 45 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service Friday, September 12, 1997, at 10 a.m. at Bookwalter Cemetery with Rev. Rocky Glenn officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

STOKES, PHYLLIS JO FINE - age 54, of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Mascot, Tenn., died Tuesday evening at 4:10 p.m. September 9th., 1997 at Byrnes Medical Center in Columbia, S.C. Phyllis was of the Baptist faith. She was employed by South Central Bell for several years. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. ''Skip'' Stokes of Columbia, S.C.; father, Marvel R. Fine, Sr. of Mascot and sister, Frances Arlene Fink of Atlanta, Ga. Survivors are: son, Heath Stokes of Columbia, S.C.; mother, Beatrice ''Tippy'' Fine of Mascot; sister, Janice Y. Fine of Mascot; brother, Marvel R. Fine, Jr. of Corryton. A heartfelt thanks is extended to all the doctors and nurses who helped Phyllis during her long illness at the Byrnes Medical Center, especially Dr. Andrew Whitaker and nurse Lisa Williams. Graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday morning. Trezvant Funeral Home in charge. 

TARWATER, W.D. ''BUTCH'' - age 71, of Sevierville, died Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at his home. He was a lifetime member and chairman of the deacons of New Era Baptist Church. He was employed at Sevier County Electric System for 33 years and retired in 1988. Survivors: wife, Mary Lewelling Tarwater; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Susan Tarwater; brothers, James O. Tarwater and wife, Betty, Theron Tarwater and wife, Janice; sister, Irene Clinton and husband, Jerry; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Virginia Amburn; brother-in-law, John Shular; sisters-in-law, Barbara Tarwater Moore, Nan Tarwater; father-in-law, Pearl Lewelling; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Kitts and Rev. W.W. Cope officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday in Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

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 Glenlock Road, Sweetwater, died Tuesday. Member of East Sweetwater Freewill Baptist Church. Widow of Floyd (Buck) True. Survivors: nieces and nephews. Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday, East Sweetwater Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Jeff Wallace and Rev. Dennis Darty officiating. Interment Baker's Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience at Loudon Funeral Home. 

VALENTINE, JUDITH ELOISE TIPTON - age 79, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Earl; children, Jerome and Blanch Valentine; and one grandchild. Survived by sons, Tommy, Everreace, Dennie, Orlando, Jimmy, Larry, and Lee Valentine; daughters, Shirley Lewis, Doris Burgess, Dana Weaver, Teresa Collins, Connie Cummings; sister, Letha Joslin; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Bill Harvey officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Friday at Edgewood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

WHITE, HOBERT RAY - age 79, of South Dogwood Dr., Powell, Claxton Community; passed away Tuesday at Ft. Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville. Owner and operator of H.R. White Builders in Claxton for many years. Member of Edgemore Baptist Church. Veteran of U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his parents Kemp and Maggie White and his wife, Irene White. Survivors: sons, Ray White and Ron White, both of Clinton; grandchildren, Kenny and his wife, Alice White of Clinton, Rick and his wife, Lori White of Atlanta, Ga., Sabrina and her husband, Tim Beheller of Gastonia, N.C., Natalie Brown of St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Kinsey White of Atlanta, Ga., Crystal Beheller of Gastonia, N.C., Daniel Beheller of Gastonia, N.C., Alisha Beheller of Gastonia, N.C., Alexander Brown of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Natilene Staffey of Kingsport, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Holley-Gamble Chapel, Rev. John Burleson and Rev. Leonard Rhyne officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday at Woodhaven Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. 

WRIGHT, MAE OTT - age 92, of Lenoir City, formerly of Ogden, Ill., passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 10, 1997, at Park West Hospital. She attended Dixie Lee Baptist Church. She was a retired hair dresser and later worked for her husband in their Ford dealership in Georgetown, Ill. She had worked as a model for the Brown Squirrel. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Harlan M. Wright; a sister and three brothers. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Richard Julian of Loudon; grandchildren, Richard M. Julian and wife, Phyllis of Loudon, Janice Miller and husband, Tom of Bedford, Ind.; four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Bruce Yates officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.

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