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BEARDSLEY SR., DONALD H. - age 58, of Seymour, passed away September 12, 1997, at his home. A loving husband, father and grandfather. Charter member of Seymour United Methodist Church, veteran of the United States Navy, employee of Danka Corp. Usher at Neyland Stadium for 33 years. Survivors: wife, Jo Anne Pappas Beardsley; sons, Donald H. Beardsley, Jr. and Brian D. Beardsley; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Anne Beardsley and Mark A. Moon; grandchildren, Kristen N., J. Lauren, and Shelby D. Moon; sister, Beverly Graves; special friend, Kara Wright, and many friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Chapel witih Rev. Mickey W. Rainwater officiating. Family and friends will leave Rose Mortuary 1:30 p.m. Sunday and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for interment at 2 p.m. with full military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BROOKS, MOSSIE WALKER - age 86, of Corryton, passed away at her residence Thursday, September 11, 1997. She was a member of Emory Road Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Archie F. Brooks in 1994; granddaughter, Rachel Elizabeth Brooks; five brothers and one sister. Survivors: son, Archie and Myra Brooks, Corryton, Tenn.; daughters, Sherry Fell, Sevierville, Tenn. and Violet Maple Wolf, Corryton, Tenn.; sisters, Lucy Russell, Peru, Ind.; Maggie Johnson, Powell, Tenn; grandchildren, Stephanie Abbott, Daniel and Matthew Brooks, Rebekah Brooks, Samuel Wolf; great-grandchildren, Daniel Abbott, Jordan Brooks; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Leslie Fell, Mark Abbott and Donald Arnwine. Services 8 p.m. Saturday at Roberts Chapel with Rev. Jerry Little and Rev. John Dyer officiating. Family and friends will meet at Clapp's Chapel Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for graveside services and interment. Pallbearers: Daniel Brooks, Matthew Brooks, Brandon Mitchell, Shaun Ray, Denny Burnett, Leslie Fell and Tim Wheeler. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Ave. 

CLARK, HOPE DANIELLE - age 10, of Maryville, died Friday, September 12, 1997, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was a member of Lamplight Full Gospel Church. She was a student at Montvale Elementary School. Preceded in death by grandfathers, John Gooden and Dan Jensen. Survivors include parents, James and Tamarah Jensen of Maryville; sisters, Brittany Jensen and Ashley Jensen, both of Maryville; grandparents, Georgie Anthony of Maryville, Pauline Gooden of Maryville; grandfather, Allen Clark of Phoenix, Ariz.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday at Lamplight Full Gospel Church with Rev. Ronald Morton and Rev. Tyson McKeehan officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Monday, Zion's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Lamplight Full Gospel Church. Arrangements by Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

GALLOWAY, TOMMY W. - age 78, of Knoxville, died Friday, September 12, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. Retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems/K-25. Veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Army. Member of First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge and the Elks Club of Kingston. Preceded in death by wife, Mary C. Galloway, September 10, 1991. Survived by step-sons, Laurance Poole and wife, Ruth, of Knoxville, David Poole and wife, Norma, of Titusville, Fla.; daughter, LeJune Bass and husband, Ned, of Richmond, Va.; brothers, Bobby Galloway and wife, Pat, of Melrose, Minn.; Fred Galloway and wife, Naomi, of Clinton, S.C.; Charles Galloway and wife, Margie, of Augusta, Ga.; sisters, Martha Franklin and husband, John, of Wilkesboro, N.C., Verlee Kelly and husband, Charles, of Clinton S.C.; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Graveside services are Monday, September 15, 1997, at 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Rev. Ronnie Arnold officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 14, 1997, from 6-9 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

KING, MILDRED LOU COOPER - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, September 11, 1997, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Frank Ann Cooper. Survivors; daughter, Lou Ann Bryan of Nashville; son, Johnny W. Scott of Knoxville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Larry Beeler officiating. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

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. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

NORRIS, EMITT GREGORY ''GREG'' - age 14, departed from this life at Children's Hosptial, Sept. 10, 1997. Parents: Bobby Norris and Connie Sands Norris of Halls; brother Bobby Gene Norris, brother and sister-in-law, 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. 

POLLARD, MRS. ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) - age 79, of Wartburg, died Friday morning, September 12, 1997, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Pollard. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Charles (Jim) and Wanda Pollard of Wartburg, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Kevin and wife, Cindy Pollard of Oakdale, Tenn., Carolyn (Sissy) Pollard of Wartburg, Tenn.; one great-granddaughter, Whitley; sister, Louise Hamby of Wartburg, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held Saturday evening 8 p.m. Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg, with Rev. Jim Disney officiating. Graveside services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. in the Morgan Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday evening 6-8 p.m. Schubert Funeral Home, Chapel, Wartburg, Tenn. 

POORE, EVELYN IRENE BUSIC - age 83, of Cumberland Gap, passed away September 10, 1997, at Middlesboro ARH. Born January 19, 1914 in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a member of Pump Springs Baptist Church and accepted Christ in 1931 at Shawanee Baptist Church. She was a craftsman and owned Nail Keg Craft Shop where she displayed, made, and sold her handwork and crafts. She loved people, her crafts and flowers. Preceded in death by parents, Robert L. and Georgia Morris Busic; grandson, Todd Poore; two brothers, Harold and Ray Busic; three sisters, Betty Stout, Henrietta Boyle and Pauline Busic. Survivors: husband, Ralph Poore; son, Pete Poore; daughter, Janice Poore; granddaughter, Tracy Dubberly; sisters, Olga Porter and Jane Watson; brothers, Bob Busic, Jesse Busic, and James Busic; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Ruffner and Katherine Marsee; many nieces and nephews. Graveside service Saturday 10 a.m. at Hooper Cemetery with Rev. Gary Miller presiding. Pallbearers - Gene Johnston, Olen Brooks, Buford Brooks, Scott Thompson, Ray Poore, Alan Niday and Marshall Gilbert. Honorary pallbearers - Dr. Bill Bell, Shelby Harmon, Johnny Niday, Campbell Stanifer, and Ray Baumgardner. Arrangements by Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

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 Volunteer Veterans Honor Guard, 2 p.m. Saturday at Stoney Point Cemetery with Rev. Mike Vincent officiating. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

WAGGONER, MARTHA ELIZABETH ''MA MAW'' - age 88, of Sevierville, formerly of Knoxville, passed away September 11, 1997. Member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church, retired from Standard Knitting Mills and S&W Cafeteria. Preceded in death by son, Gene Howard Waggoner; brothers, Vaughn, Carl and James W. Keller; sister, Ola Longmire; sons-in-law, Dennis Householder and Karl Barnett; grandson, Jeff Barnett. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Betty and C.H. Tarwater of Sevierville, Wanda Barnett of Pigeon Forge; son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Waggoner of Knoxville; grandchildren and spouses, Donnie and Janice Householder, Debbie and Tim Owens, Jessica and John Trollinger, Deke and Joann Waggoner, Logan Waggoner, Dean Waggoner, Kay and Leon Godfrey, Melanie and Mark Jeffcoat; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jerriod, Mandie Beth, Makayla, Christopher, Whitney, Casey, Keylee, Shelby, Morgan, Michelle, Stacie, Jeff, Robert, Brice and Becky; sister, Erba Keck of Maynardville; special friend, Mary Daley. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel with Rev. Dillard Mynatt officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

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, Tn. 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; granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann; mother and stepfather, Wilma and Leonard Watson of LaFollette, Tn; special family member, Maude Frazier of Crossville; 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, Tn.; one nephew and three nieces; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Crossville City Cemetery, Crossville, Tn. 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

WEBB, WILLIAM CECIL - age 64, of 324 Rural Vale Rd., Tellico Plains, passed away 8:10 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Member of Rural Vale Baptist Church and Unaka Masonic Lodge #651. Survivors wife, Artie Lee Webb; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Randy Carroll, Athens, Lisa and Wayne Watson, Tellico Plains; step-grandchildren, Josh and Clay; five sisters; four brothers, several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Rural Vale Baptist Church, Rev. James Atkins and Rev. Rick Atkins officiating. Interment church cemetery. Masonic service 8 p.m. Saturday provided by Unaka Masonic Lodge #651. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains. 

BOWLING, JOE DOYLE (J.D.) - age 63, of Powell, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 13, 1997. He was a welder for many years at Quality Machine Shop. Preceded in death by father, Theodore Bowling and mother, Cleo Rowe Bowling. Survived by wife, Norma Bowling; daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Jeff Wilson; son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Ann Bowling; grandchildren; Rusty and Crystal Wilson, Casey Wilson, Heather Wilson, Nicole and Alicia Bowling; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Bryston Wilson; brothers, Elmer and wife Tootsie Bowling, Troy and Floyd Bowling of Halls. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Jesse Foster and Rev. Joe McCoy officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 12 noon Monday and proceed to Zion Hill Cemetery for interment at 1 p.m. Pallbearers; William Bailey, Ron Frye, Michael Mink, Ronnie Bowling, Ish Rosenbalm and Dennis Ball. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

BRANSON, ROBERT WILLIAM (DUB), SR. - age 67, of Kingston, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. He was a well-respected builder and contractor in the East Tenn and Florida areas for many years. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Terry Branson of Kingston; daughter, Cynthia Ann Branson of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Robert William Branson, Jr. and wife, Rose of Knoxville; sisters, Faye Townsend, Patsy Barnard, Sue Henley, Kathy Parks, Beverley Vickery, all of Kingston; brothers, Dewey E. Branson of Delaware, Stanley Branson of Kingston; mother-in-law, Ressie Terry of Rockwood. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14th, 1997. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Adrian Jones and Rev. Roscoe Gamble officiating. Interment to follow in the Rose Cemetery, Laural Bluff Rd., Kingston. Pallbearers will be dear friends and former employees of Branson Const. Company Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, in charge of arrangements. 

BROOKS, MOSSIE WALKER - age 86, of Corryton, passed away at her residence Thursday, September 11, 1997. She was a member of Emory Road Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Archie F. Brooks in 1994; granddaughter, Rachel Elizabeth Brooks; five brothers and one sister. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Archie and Myra Brooks, Corryton, Tenn.; daughters, Sherry Fell, Sevierville, Tenn. and Violet Maple Wolf, Corryton, Tenn.; sisters, Lucy Russell, Peru, Ind.; Maggie Johnson, Powell, Tenn; grandchildren, Stephanie Abbott, Daniel and Matthew Brooks, Rebekah Brooks, Samuel Wolf; great-grandchildren, Daniel Abbott, Jordan Brooks; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Leslie Fell, Mark Abbott, Donald Arnwine, Brandy Armes, and Heather Brooks. Family and friends will meet at Clapp's Chapel Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for graveside services and interment, Rev. Jerry Little and Rev. John Dyer will officate. Pallbearers: Daniel Brooks, Matthew Brooks, Brandon Mitchell, Shaun Ray, Denny Burnett, Leslie Fell, and Tim Wheeler. Arrangements by Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Ave. 

BROWN, THOMAS A. - age 58, of Corryton, died at 10:06 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

COLEBANK, LAWRENCE O. - age 91, of Knoxville, died Thursday, September 11, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Second Presbyterian Church. Official classifier of the American Guernsey Cattle Club. Preceded in death by wife, Edith H. Colebank; brothers, Andrew and John Colebank. Survivors; daughter and son-in-law, Ann C. (Chica) and Christopher L. Sholes of Knoxville and Portland, Me.; grandson, Lawrence C. Cromwell of Providence, R.I.; granddaughters and husband, Kimberly and Vince Garcia of Dallas, Texas, Cynthia H.S. Cromwell of Washington, D.C.; sister, Mrs. Aline Walker of Englewood, Tenn.; sister-in-law and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Herring of Huntsville, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 1997, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Arnold B. Lovell officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital, c/o Development Office, P.O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010. Family will receive friends following the memorial service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

COOPER, JACKIE H. ''JACK'' - age 56, of Maryville, passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 12, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital after a battle with leukemia. He was a member of Happy Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Old Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by brother, Clifford Cooper. Survivors: wife, Lorene White Cooper; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mike Orr, Denise and Steve McDonald, all of Maryville; daughter, Lisa Callihan of Maryville; grandson, Joshua Callihan of Maryville; father, Otis C. Cooper of Maryville; mother, Leona Carpenter Hammontree of Maryville; stepchildren, Pat Hall of Maryville, Janice Brock of Powell; step-grandchildren, Devin McMahan of Maryville, Lucas Frye, Alex Frye, both of Powell; special friends, Vern and Betty Boring of Ooltewah; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Funeral service 4 p.m. Sunday, Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Obie Campbell, Rev. Wayne Ditmore officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

FINE, JOHN THORNTON - age 63, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday morning at his home. Veteran of Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Army. Active member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church and Odds and Ends Sunday School Class. Survivors: wife, Teleai Fine; children, Matthew Fine, Abby and husband Lloyd Paredes of Hawaii, Andy and wife Candy Fine of Hawaii, Alofa Fine, Solisa Fine, Moanna Fine; grandchildren, Parker, Cory and Garett; cousins, Judy Lawrence, Marilyn Barnett. Memorial service 7 p.m. Monday at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Dr. G. Steven Sallee and Rev. Stephen De Fur officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Monday at Cokesbury U.M.C. In lieu of flowers, make contributions in the name of The Children of John Fine through memorial fund at Cokesbury U.M.C. 

FITZGERALD, MARTHA RUTLEDGE - born August 23, 1908, died September 11, 1997. Born in Saganaw, Michigan, the fourth child of Willian J. and Sadie Moncna Rutledge. Member Grace Seventh Day Adventist. Surviving are two sons, Richard and Edward Sewell of Calif.; five stepchildren from her second marriage to Alva Fitzgerald of Calif.; her brother, Sylvester Rutledge of Wellton, Ariz.; sisters, Catherine Hyden of Knoxville, Tenn. and Leona Harper of Grants Pass, Oregon; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday Rose Mortuary Mann's Chapel with pastor John Cooper officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday at Old Grace Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

GALLOWAY, TOMMY W. - age 78, of Knoxville, died Friday, September 12, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. Retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems/K-25. Veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Army. Member of First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge and the Elks Club of Kingston. Preceded in death by wife, Mary C. Galloway, September 10, 1991. Survived by step-sons, Laurance Poole and wife, Ruth, of Knoxville, David Poole and wife, Norma, of Titusville, Fla.; daughter, LeJune Bass and husband, Ned, of Richmond, Va.; brothers, Bobby Galloway and wife, Pat, of Melrose, Minn.; Fred Galloway and wife, Naomi, of Clinton, S.C.; Charles Galloway and wife, Margie, of Augusta, Ga.; sisters, Martha Franklin and husband, John, of Wilkesboro, N.C., Verlee Kelly and husband, Charles, of Clinton S.C.; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Graveside services are Monday, September 15, 1997, at 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Rev. Ronnie Arnold officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 14, 1997, from 6-9 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

HIBBEN, ROBERT FRANKLIN - 78, of Oak Ridge, passed away on Friday, Setp. 12, 1997, at Briarcliff Health Care Center. Mr. Hibben worked at K-25, Union Carbide, as a senior accounting clerk. Survivors include wife, Alease Farmer Hibben, Oak Ridge; son, Dennis Hibben and wife, Pat, Oak Ridge; daughter, Debbie Green and husband, David, Oak Ridge; sister, Sarah Wilson and husband, Bill, Las Cruces, N.M.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; special friend, Virgil Murphy, Cookeville. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary, Monday, 8 p.m. with Rev. T.J. Orear-Wiley officiating. Graveside service will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or to the American Cancer Society, Anderson County Unit, in care of Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Ln., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Monday, 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

HICKS, MAUDE OVERTON - age 94, of Halls, passed away September 13, 1997, at Cocke County Hospital. Member of Chesnut Hill United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Fletcher Hicks; brothers, Charles Lee and Joseph Vance Overton. Survivors; nephews and wives, Don and Edith Overton of Knoxville, Kyle and Carolyn Overton of Dandridge; sister-in-law, Ellen Overton of Newport. Service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Ralph Cox and Rev. Mark Overton officiating. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

JONES, MRS. OLIVIA BEATRICE BROWNING - of Knoxville, departed this life Saturday, September 13, 1997, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary. 

JORDAN, MARY MARIE SMITH - passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, at her home 4018 Oakland Dr., Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

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. Friends may call at 8640 Charlestown Court on Wednesday and Thursday. Contributions in Donna's name to Alive Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 23588, Nashville, TN 37202-3588. 

KING, MILDRED LOU COOPER - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, September 11, 1997, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Frank Ann Cooper. Survivors; daughter, Lou Ann Bryan of Nashville; son, Johnny W. Scott of Knoxville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Larry Beeler officiating. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

MASON, GLAYDS M. (MAMAW) - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at N.H.C. Member of Trinity Chapel. Preceded in death by husbands, John O. Hensley and Glenn Mason; son, John Oliver Hensley, Jr. Survivors: sons and daughter-in-law, Jack L. and Kathy Hensley, Madison, Ga., Mark S. Mason, Williamsburg, Ky.; daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Judson Shuler, Pennington Ga., Va., Barbara and Frank Lynch, Louise Lackey, both of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Guy Mullins, Johnson City, Donnie and Jack Lawson, Virginia; sisters, Jewell Hensley, Florida and Marcie Bush, Indiana; special friend, Frankie Riddles, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Steve Fatow officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

NORRIS, EMITT GREGORY ''GREG'' - age 14, departed from this life at Children's Hosptial, Sept. 10, 1997. Parents: Bobby Norris and Connie Sands Norris of Halls; brother Bobby Gene Norris, brother and sister-in-law, 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

O'HARE, MARY MARGARET - age 85, of Herndon, Va., formerly of Knoxville, died at her residence Friday, Sept. 12, 1997. She was a member of the Catholic faith. Survivors: daughter, Margaret F. O'Hare, Herndon, Va.; sister, Kathleen McGuire, Herndon, Va.; nephews, John R. Nelligan, Shadyside, Md., Michael J. Nelligan, Mayo, Md. A Funeral Mass will be conducted Wednesday 17, 1997, from Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Father Xavier Mankel will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Ave. 

PRASINOS, SHIRLEY V. - age 62, of North Knoxville, died 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at Hillcrest Medical Nursing Institute North. She was a member of Bookwalter United Methodist Church and the Singles Sunday School Class. She was a Pink Lady with University of Tennessee Medical Center and volunteer with the Knoxville Police Drug Hotline. Survivors: son, James Michael Kourkoumelis, Knoxville; granddaughter, Jennifer Hope, Norris. Memorial service 6 p.m. Wednesday, Bookwalter United Methodist Church, Chaplain George Dobler officiating. The family request that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 817 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909 or the American Lung Association, 109 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge of arrangements. 

SEEBER, WILMA RUTH - 79, of Clinton, died Saturday at her residence. Born October 28, 1917, in Anderson County, Tenn. She is preceded in death by husband, Frank W. Seeber. She was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church in Clinton. Survivors include: daughters, Betty and husband, Billy Joe Miller of Lake City, Tenn., Wanda and husband, Joe Meredith of Clinton, Tenn.; sons, Jerry Frank and wife, Sandy Seeber of Lebanon, Ohio, Carl Lee and Otella Seeber of Clinton, Tenn.; grandchildren, Melissa, Darrin, David, Mechelle, Melanie, Frank, and Regina; great-grandchildren, Carlie, Madeline, and Jacob; brother, Clyde ''Bootie'' Day of Clinton, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Tenn. with the Rev. Jimmy Davidson officiating. Burial will be at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

SEWELL, THOMAS ANDREW - infant son of Ronald and Eugenia Sewell of Sweetwater, passed away Friday, September 12, 1997, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Survivors: parents; sisters, Jeanie and Shelly Sewell, Sweetwater; brother, R.J. Sewell; grandparents, Gene and Joyce Seal, Knoxville; several uncles, aunts, and cousins. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Graveside service and interment at 6 p.m. Monday at East Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Daughty officiating. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, in charge. 

STIEBER, JO ANNE - age 57, of Maryville, passed away Friday evening, Sept. 12, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville. Preceded in death by father, Leonard Beckmann. Survivors: husband, Clyde L. Stieber; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy Allmon, Rebecca and Eustolia Uriostegui, Jeannine and Paul Edward Rogers, Nicole Stieber; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Margaret Stieber, Tod and Patty Stieber, Eric Stieber, Jason Stieber; eight grandchildren; mother, Rose Beckmann of Townsend, formerly of Elgin, Ill.; brothers, Ronald Beckmann, Terrance Beckmann, both of Townsend; nieces and nephews. The body was cremated and a family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SWABE, ETTA LEE GARREN - age 73, of 156 Razor Road, Madisonville, passed away 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Corntassel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors: husband of 57 years, Glenn Swabe; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Ronnie D. Green, Madisonville, Glenda Hendricks Long, Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, John L. and Gale Swabe, Madisonville; grandchildren, Tim Swabe and wife, Yvonne, Jim Swabe and wife, Tracy, Jason and Joey Green, all of Madisonville, Heather and Adam Hendricks, Maryville; great-granddaughter, Abby Swabe; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Scott Johnson and Rev. Dennis Atkins officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Hopewell Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

WAGGONER, MARTHA ELIZABETH ''MA MAW'' - age 88, of Sevierville, formerly of Knoxville, passed away September 11, 1997. Member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church, retired from Standard Knitting Mills and S&W Cafeteria. Preceded in death by son, Gene Howard Waggoner; brothers, Vaughn, Carl and James W. Keller; sister, Ola Longmire; sons-in-law, Dennis Householder and Karl Barnett; grandson, Jeff Barnett. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Betty and C.H. Tarwater of Sevierville, Wanda Barnett of Pigeon Forge; son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Waggoner of Knoxville; grandchildren and spouses, Donnie and Janice Householder, Debbie and Tim Owens, Jessica and John Trollinger, Deke and Joann Waggoner, Logan Waggoner, Dean Waggoner, Kay and Leon Godfrey, Melanie and Mark Jeffcoat; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jerriod, Mandie Beth, Makayla, Christopher, Whitney, Casey, Keylee, Shelby, Morgan, Michelle, Stacie, Jeff, Robert, Brice and Becky; sister, Erba Keck of Maynardville; special friend, Mary Daley. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel with Rev. Dillard Mynatt officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WATSON, OMA LEE HALL - age 76, passed away suddenly Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at her home. She was an active member of Fountain City United Methodist Church and helped with the Food Pantry at the church. She was a member of the Fontinalis Club and an avid golfer at Beaver Brook Golf and Country Club. She graduated from Hiwassee College and attended the University of Tennessee. She was a former teacher in the Knox County School Systems, teaching at Dante Elementary School. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Harmon Watson. Survivors: son, Robert H. Watson, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Pat Watson, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Beth Drinnen and husband, Danny, Columbia, Tenn., Christy Lauderback and husband, Benj, Nashville, Tenn., Luke A. Watson, Knoxville; great-grandson, Alex Drinnen; sister, Dana Tucker and Mary Ella Anderson of Dublin, Va. and Louise Smith of Pennington Gap, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Dr. P. L. Rowlett officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Backyard Mission Fund, Fountain City United Methodist Church, 212 Hotel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

YARBROUGH, OSCAR F. (RED) - age 69, of Knoxville. On Friday, September 12, 1997, God welcomed an angel into his heavenly home to watch over the loved ones surviving to cherish his memory. He was born in St. Charles, Virginia on October 27, 1927, and was a graduate of Central High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-1955. He was a member of Carpenters Local #50 and First Baptist Church of Fountain City. Preceded in death by mother, Dazzie Mynatt Yarbrough and father, C.A. Yarbrough; brothers, Charles, Archie, Ed, Prince and Willie; sisters, Eva and Ethel. He is survived by a loving and devoted wife of 37 years, Alta Yarbrough; one son, Kevin, of Atlanta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Sharon, and Shannon and Judy; five wonderful grandchildren, Cara, Bryn, Brandon, Hunter, and Katelyn; three step-grandchildren, Tabitha, Candice and Jeremy, all of Knoxville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kerney and Martha of Knoxville, and Hubert and Pat of Texas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Georgia and Paul Roberts, Stella and George Gaut; sister, Lillian Woods all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 12:45 p.m. Monday for a graveside service at 1 p.m., Rev. Bill Whitehead officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Sunday or 7-9 p.m. Sunday evening at Mynatt's.

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