Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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ALLEY, HAROLD DEAN - age 59, of E. Kentucky Ave., LaFollette, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville. He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the York Masonic Lodge #0012, F&AM of Maple Grove, Va., a member of the IBEW and retired from Westinghouse and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Lora Jean Miller Alley of LaFollette; parents, Benjamin and Ruby Alley of Cumberland Gap, Va.; brother, Tommy Ray Alley of Wake Forest, N.C.; sisters, Pam Miller of LaFollette and Patty Klos of Florence, Ala.; three nephews, one niece and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday, September 12, 1997, in the Chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Dr. Carroll Golden officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 1997, in Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors by the Volunteer Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday with Masonic services at 7:50 p.m. by the LaFollette Masonic Lodge #623 F&AM before funeral services. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements. 

BAILEY, FRANCES LOVE - age 94, of Knoxville, departed this life for eternal life Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at Fort Sanders Medical Center. She was a member of Biblical House of God Church. Retired from Broadway Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Leonard B. Bailey, sons, Leonard, Fred, and David Bailey. Survivors; daughters, Frances Williams, Grace Arter; son, Joseph Bailey; devoted son, Eddie Bailey; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 13, 1997, at Biblical House of God Church, 3819 Speedway Circle, from 12-1 p.m. with funeral to follow. Bishop Gary E. Wright officiating, assisted by other ministers. Interment, Highland Memorial South Cemetery. The family will be at 801 Biddle Street. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

BOUNDS, MARY ALICE - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Macedonia United Methodist Church and retired from Palm Beach Co. Preceded in death by husband, Clemmer Bounds. Survived by daughter, Joan Folger; granddaughter, Desiree Folger; sister, Mildred Fallenrath; special niece, Shirley Dyer; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral 7 p.m. Friday at the Macedonia United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Roberson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Holly Hills Cemetery for an 11 a.m. Committal Service. The family will receive friends following the service at Macedonia United Methodist Church. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

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. 

CLARKE, RICHARD - age 74, of Alcoa, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, September 11 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a retired art professor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Survivors; wife, Janice Clarke; son and daughter-in-law, Brent Richard and Donna Clarke of Hardy, Va.; daughter, Susan Clarke of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Leslie and Steve Mull of Louisville, Marsha and Jeff York of Glasgow, Ky.; grandchildren, Bryce and Richard McWhorter, Julie and Bryan York, Laura, Brent and Aaron Clarke; sister, Catherine Kenny of Winter Haven, Fla. Memorial service 5 p.m. Sunday, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Knoxville, with Rev. Lynn Strauss officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinsons Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Stanton Island, NY 10305. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge of arrangements. 

COLLINS, ALFRED W. - age 80, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at his home in Knoxville. Mr. Collins was a member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent for 50 years. He was a member of the Charles McKinney Masonic Lodge #433. He was also a member of the Westview Community Club. Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Ona Collins, four sisters and three brothers. He is survived by: wife, Ethel Curtis Collins; son, Dr. John Collins and his wife Ellie, Bethania, N.C.(Dr. Collins is the professor of religion at Wake Forest University); daughter, Linda Kinser and her husband, Jim, Knoxville; grandchildren, Becky Belcher and her husband, Maurice, Knoxville; Mike Kinser, and his wife, Kim; Robert Collins and Christy Collins, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Malinda Merkel and her husband, Vic, Birmingham, Ala.; Shannon Virtue, Charlotte, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Collins and his wife, Dorothy, Miami, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday at the Highland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Gene Leamon, Rev. Chad Wayland, and Rev. Tim Tatum will be officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Family and guests are asked to meet at Highland Memorial Funeral Home at 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Media Center at Belmont Heights Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

COOPER, MONROE F. (SPOOK) - age 84, of Corryton, passed away September 10, 1997. Member of Texas Valley Baptist Church. Veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by wife, Eula Cooper and grandson, Matthew Cooper. Survivors; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Peggy Cooper of Halls; son, Gary Cooper of Clinton, five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Victoria Mynatt and Christine Staley; special nephew and niece, Daryl and Shonda Haggard. Family and friends will meet at Clear Springs Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday for graveside service, Rev. Albert Tipton, Rev. Ancil Garrett officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's. 

DEUEL, FRANCES H. ''SANKIE'' - age 77, of Jellico, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at Lodge Wobash Nursing Home, Vincinnes, Indiana. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jellico where she served as pianist for several years and also Jellico Chapter #215 O.E.S. Preceded in death by parents, M.G. and Florence Steelman Hardin and her husband, W.C. Deuel. She is survived by: two sons, George H. Deuel of Jellico, Wilbur Deuel of Vincinnes, Ind.; one daughter, Mary F. Deuel of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, C.W. Hardin of Eddyville, Ky. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jellico Cemetery with Dr. Chuck Summers officiating. Friends may call Friday from 5-9 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home, Jellico. 

DEW, WILLIAM S. - age 76, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, September 10th., 1997, at the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro. Graduate of UT Medical School Memphis. Veteran of U.S. Navy having served during WWII. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. Joe M. and Etta Jennings Dew; deceased brothers, Joe Jr., David and Edward. Survivors: son, Richard (Rick) of Knoxville; sisters, Leona Conner of Athens, Betty Moody of Athens and Martha Childress of LaFollette; one surviving brother, Robert of Oak Ridge. The body was cremated. The family will hold a private memorial service, E.C. Vestal officiating, in the Chapel of First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, at 2 p.m. Sunday. 

GREEN, BERNICE MAXWELL - formerly of Knoxville, departed this life Monday, September 8, 1997, at St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. A graduate of Austin High School Class of 1961. Preceded in death by mother and stepfather, Dixie and David Williams. Survived by sons, Kelvin, Troy, Kirk and Kris of Toledo, Ohio, Keith (Michelle) U.S. Army Berlin, Texas; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Gwendolyn Trundle and JohnEtta Maxwell of Knoxville; a host of other family members to include devoted cousin, Harry McAlister, Toledo, Ohio; special friends, Patricia Dean and Sarah Deburne of Knoxville. The family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 13 at Jarnigan Chapel from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. C.W. Morrison officiating. Interment to follow services at Crestview Cemetery. Family will assemble at the home of JohnEtta Maxwell, 4708 Maple Hill Rd., Knoxville, Tenn. 37914. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

HORTON, BETTY JO - age 66, of 1009 Walters Drive, Morristown, passed away Wednesday evening at Morristown Hamblen Hospital. She was a native of Hamblen County and retired from the South Central Bell Telephone Co. and was a member of Manley Baptist Church and also a member Telephone Pioneers and Pilot Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Lillie Robertson Reynolds and husband, Bill Horton and son, Billy Horton. Survivors: son, David Horton; daughter, Jo Beth Horton, both of Morristown; nephew, Johnny Reynolds; niece, Susie Johnson; daughter-in-law, Teresa Horton; four grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday 5 p.m. at Manley Baptist Church, Dr. Richard Emmert officiating. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes before service. Interment will follow in Bethesda Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday 7-9 p.m. at Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown. 

HICKS, J.R. - age 59, of Lenoir City, passed away suddenly early Thursday morning September 11, 1997, at Loudon Hospital. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Solway Church of God. He was preceded in death by parents, Pearlie and Ruby Roberts Hicks; brother, Dewey Hicks; nephew, Dewey Hicks, Jr. Survivors: wife, Kathy Crawford Hicks; sons and daughter-in-law, James and Tina Hicks of Knoxville, Bobby Hicks of North Carolina; daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Paul Hammons of Knoxville, June and John Capps of North Carolina; grandson, Jamon Thigpen of the home; 11 other grandchildren; stepdaughter, Tammy Ryans and husband, Jack of Knoxville; stepsons, Darrell and Keith Hicks, both of Knoxville; mother of his children, Shirley Brown of North Carolina; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Glenn Johnson, Alice and Harold Malone; brother and sisters-in-law, Charles and Sandie Hicks, Betty Hicks, all of Lenoir City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Rose Crawford of Solway; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marvin and Betty Crawford of Knoxville, Randy and Lynda Dew of Norris, Don and Lona Crawford of Alabama; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services 1 p.m. Saturday, Solway Church of God Cemetery, Rev. Joe Taylor and Rev. A.J. Crawford officiating. Pallbearers: sons, James and Bobby Hicks; grandson, Jamon Thigpen, Howard Hunt, Roger Guinn, Randy Dew, Steven Cagley. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Solway Church of God. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

HUMPHREY SR., GLENN DALE - 2602 Linden Avenue, departed this life Tuesday, September 9, 1997 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church and employee for nineteen (19) years at Knoxville Utilities Board. Preceded in death by: father, Jasper Humphrey, Sr.; daughter, Christine Humphrey; and sister, Joyce Miller. He is survived by devoted wife, T. Michelle Inman-Humphrey; loving mother, Velder Humphrey; children, Natalie, Glenn, Jr., Knoxville, Edward Howell, Ft. Bragg, N.C..; Kennitt Griffin, Salisbury, N.C. and John Inman, Knoxville; brothers, James (Sorcoria), Houston, Texas, Jasper, Jr. (Denise), Jefferson City, Ralph (Pamela) Radcliff, Ky., Michael (Melody), Knoxville; sisters, Virginia and Priscilla Humphrey, Knoxville; two devoted uncles, Herman (Janie) and Alex (Estella) Cuberson, Knoxville; ten (10) nephews, to include devoted nephew, Christopher Humphrey; twenty (20) nieces; sisters-in-law, Karen (Rickie) McMahan, Rolanda Rogers, Ryna (William) Rhines, all of Knoxville; brothers-in-law, Glenn Miller, Marcus (Rochelle) Chandler, Grady (Frances) Hill, Jr., Bosworth Hill, all of Knoxville; five (5) grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 13, 1997, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 2342 Louise Ave. Funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Joe L. Canada officiating. Interment, Belmont Cemetery, Dandridge, Tenn. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

KARP, DONNA - of Knoxville, Tennessee, after a long illness. Beloved mother of Mrs. Jill Woods, Ms. Ilene Karp, Mr. Stephen Karp and Mrs. Leigh Watson; dear sister of Marlene Epworth; proud mother-in-law of John Woods and Curt Watson; loving grandmother of Drew, Sarah and Matthew Woods. No Flowers. Contributions in Donna's name to Alive Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 23588, Nashville, Tenn. 37202-3588. 

KELLY, TED CALVIN - age 72, of Ringgold, Georgia, died Thursday morning at his residence. He was a native and longtime resident of Knoxville, Tenn. prior to moving to Ringgold 35 years ago. Mr. Kelly attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Ringgold and was a member of American Legion Post #159 in Hixson. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Paratrooper Division. He was the owner of Cherokee Sign Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Peggy Curtis Kelly; three brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren. Survivors include wife, Cleo Barnes Kelly; son, Marcus Ted Kelly, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Karen Kelly Simpson, Ringgold, Ga. and Celeste Kelly Long, Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Junior Bryson and Dr. Cliff Robinson officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Cemetery, Smithville, Tenn. at 2:30 p.m. CDT. Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dept., 2100 Pierce Ave., Ste. 301, Nashville, TN 37212. The family will receive friends Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421 phone 423-894-2010. 

LANE SR., CHARLES EDWARD - age 61, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at his home in Knoxville. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Charles, Jr. and Angela Lane of Maynardville; step-daughter, Penny Ashton of St. Petersburg, Fla.; father, John Lane of Knoxville; one aunt and several cousins. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bookwalter Cemetery with Rev. Bill Romines officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at McCarty's Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

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. 

NORRIS, EMITT GREGORY ''GREG'' - age 14, departed from this life at Children's Hosptial, Sept. 10, 1997. Parents: Bobby and Connie Sands Norris of Halls; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby Gene Sands, Scottie and Jenny Norris; sister, Crystal Jones; grandmothers, Katherine Norris and Katherine Sands; grandfather, Esco Sands, all of Knoxville; also will be deeply missed by several aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends. Funeral service 2 p.m Sunday, Rose Chapel, with Rev. Jason Grant and Rev. Carl Hancock officiating. Interment Bookwalter Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

STINNETT, ALVIN E. - age 82, passed away Thursday, September 11, 1997, at his home. Member of Olivet Baptist Church and retired from John F. Lonas Plumbing and Heating after 30 years of service. U.S. Army WWII POW Europe, served in combat with 33rd Engineers Combat, 7th Armored Division in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Holland. Preceded in death by parents, three sisters, and four brothers. Survived by wife of 55 years, Verneda Dailey Stinnett; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and C.N. (Byrd) Sharpe of Knoxville; one grandson, Todd Sharpe of Knoxville; special niece, Bertha McCampbell. Graveside service will be conducted by the East TN Veterans Honor Guard, 2 p.m. Saturday at Stoney Point Cemetery with Rev. Mike Vincent officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

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, Jaynice 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. 

SURRATT, MARY BREWSTER COUNCE - age 89, passed away at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corinth, Miss. She was retired from Shainterg's in Corinth, Miss. She was preceded in death by husband, Lee Roy Surratt and sister, Vera C. Poindexter. She is survived by daughter, June Whitaker and husband, Roy of Clinton, Tenn.; sons, Lee Surratt and wife, Valarie of Silver City, New Mexico, John Surratt of Memphis, Tenn.; grandchildren, Cherry Whitaker, Danny Whitaker, Jennifer Surratt, Robynne Young and Greg Surratt; four great-grandchildren; brother, Wirt Counce of Corinth, Miss. Family and friends will receive from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 12 at McPeters Funeral Home in Corinth, Miss. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Friday, September 12 at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth, Miss. 

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. 

THOMAS, OLA HUNT - Services for Ola Hunt Thomas of Bolivar, Tenn., are 11 a.m. September 13 at Shackleford Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Union Cemetery in Bolivar. A retired director of reimbursements at Western Mental Health Institute, where she was employed for 42 years, she had served as chairperson of the Historical Preservation Museum and the restoration of the Rose Garden for the Institute. Mrs. Thomas was a past president and treasurer for the Business and Professional Women's Club and a former board member of the Tennessee State Employee's Association. A native of Hardeman County, she was a member of Bolivar First Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Anne Aycock of Brentwood, Tenn.; two sons, Lyn Thomas of Bolivar and Lee Thomas of Knoxville; one sister, Tressie Clifft of Bolivar; a brother, Boyd Hunt of Sacramento, Calif. and five grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, 1808 West End Ave., Suite 514, Nashville, Tenn. 37203. Arrangements by Shackelford Funeral Directors, 109 Mecklenburg Dr., Bolivar, Tenn. 38008. (901) 658-5277. 

TILSON, MRS. HESTER - age 80, of the Mossy Grove community, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 1997, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Mossy Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Arvil Tilson; parents, Charlie and Delia Davidson; brothers, Carl and Coy Sexton; half-brothers, Harold and Haron Davidson; half-sister, Charlene Davisdon and great-granddaughter, Jennifer Jones. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Fay and Ed Jones, Betty and Will Hobbs, and Lois and Tommy Sexton of Mossy Grove; Wanda Emrhein of Oak Ridge; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Kay Tilson of Maryville, Ray and Janette Tilson, and Don and Patty Tilson, all of Wartburg; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and special friends Darrell Ashley, Diana Kreis and Larry Brewer. Funeral services will be Friday evening, September 12, 1997, at 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg with Rev. Mark Caldwell and Rev. Michael Hamby officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 1997, in Morgan Memorial Gardens. 

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. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Friday at Edgewood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment with Rev. Bill Harvey officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

WALLER, JOYCE S. - age 72, of South Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord September 10, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Active member and Sunday School Teacher at Mt. Olive Baptist Church for over 25 years. Survivors; husband, George Waller, Jr.; daughter, Karen W. Powers of Decatur, Ga.; son, George M. Waller, III, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Ryan and Heather Waller, Douglas and Stephanie Powers. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church (South) with Rev. David Head officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Joy Sunday School Class. Please make memorial contributions to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

WEBB, ARVILLE - age 63, of Townsend, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 11, 1997, at the family home. Survivors; wife, Lillie Mae Caylor Webb; son, Willard Webb of Townsend; daughter, Karen Webb of Townsend; sister and brother-in-law, Mae and Ed Odon of Townsend; brother, Billy Webb of Stockbridge, Ga.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church in Townsend, Rev. Edward Adams officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. The body will be at the family home after 12 p.m. Friday where friends may call at their convenience. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

WHALEY, CECILE GRACE HOUSER - born on July 19, 1943, went home to be with our Lord at 8:58 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 1997. She was preceded in death by her dear mother and daddy, Richard and Mary Houser of Gatlinburg. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Pigeon Forge and a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. Survivors: beloved husband, James W. Whaley; devoted daughters, Jama Whaley Smith and Jill Whaley, Sevierville; loving son-in-law, Garry Smith, Sevierville; very special grandson, Robbie Smith, Sevierville; brothers, Wesley and Isham Houser, Sevierville, and Ted Houser, Gatlinburg; sister, Martha Brennan, Gatlinburg; many other dear friends and relatives. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge with Rev. W.W. Cope, Rev. Joe Weatherly, and Craig Trentham officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Saturday at Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens for entombment. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

WELCH, DAVID C. SR. - age 53, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, September 10, 1997. Member of Concord United Methodist Church and attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Graduate of E.T.S.U. with a B.B.A. in 1967, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi and Alpha Chi Omega Fraternities. Employed over 20 active years with Business Men's Assurance Company. Coached Little League Football for CBFO for ten years. President of CBFO Optimist Club and Football Commissioner of CBFO. President of Knoxville Association of Life Underwriters and recipient of The David Blumberg Award L.U.T.C.F. designation. Charter member of Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, Heart Sounds (A Transplant Society) and past member of Knoxville Jaycees. Preceded in death by father, Albert Martin Welch, Jr. and brother, Charles M. Welch of Crossville, Tenn. Survivors: wife, Linda Yates Welch; sons and daughters-in-law, 1st. Lt. David Christopher and Becky Welch of Columbus, Ga., Robert and Jodi Welch of Hartley Ia., and Kevin Welch of Knoxville; mother and stepfather, Wilma and Leonard Watson of LaFollette, Tenn; special family member, Marde Frazier of Lone Oak, Texas; mother-in-law, Margaret Yates Johnson of Lone Oak, Texas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Neita Yates Cunningham and Rev. Don Cunningham of Monroe County, Tenn.; one nephew and three nieces; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heriatge Chapel with Rev. Roland Buck and Rev. Doug Norfleet officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Crossville City Cemetery, Crossville, Tenn. for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Don Cunningham and Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Active pallbearers: Nick Hedgecoth, Jim Adkins, Jim Cannon, Bill Large, Sid Hudson and Ralph Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Knox Association of Life Underwriters. Family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

WILLIAMS, WARREN - age 76, of Atlanta, passed away September 11, 1997. Survivors; wife, Edith Williams; sister, Mable Partain, Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Clarence Richey, Sarasota, Fla.; sister-in-law, Wanda Williams, St. Louis, Mo. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.

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