Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BOHANAN, JETTIE COOK - 84, of Sevierville, died Saturday,
Sept. 13, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents,
James W. and Sarah Cook; brother, Tom Cook; and sister, Bessie Grey. Survivors:
sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Mae Bohanan, Theron and Sheila Bohanan;
daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine and Herbert Manning, Darlene and Roy
Parsons, Thelma Thornhill, Sharon and Rev. Sam Justus; 10 grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren; sister, Loma Arwood; sister-in-law, Bida Ownby.
Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral
Home, Rev. Troy Cody and Rev. Earl Lane officiating. Interment 10 a.m.
Tuesday in Smoky Mt. Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-7:30
p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville.
BOOKER, PEARL - age 87, of Knoxville, departed this life, Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mynatt's.
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. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 12 noon Monday and proceed to Zion Hill Cemetery for interment at 1 p.m., Rev. Jesse Foster and Rev. Joe McCoy officiating. Pallbearers; William Bailey, Ron Frye, Michael Mink, Ronnie Bowling, Ish Rosenbalm and Dennis Ball. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
BROWN, THOMAS ALLISON - age 58, of Corryton, died at 10:06 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, member of Christian Friends Sunday School class and Men's Club, Board of Trustees for the church. He was a letter carrier for the Postal Service, West Branch. Preceded in death by father, Herman Allison Brown. Survivors: wife, Sandra Armstrong Brown, Corryton; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven Howard and Brenda Brown, Corryton, Michael Allison and Paul Brown, Knoxville; grandchildren, Jordan, Nicholas, and Mariah Brown, Corryton; mother, Helen Brown, Knoxville; sister, Barbara Cheek, Knoxville; brother, Russell Brown, Shreveport, La.; mother and father-in-law, Howard and Lola Armstrong, Corryton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service Monday 8 p.m. Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Dr. John Sheldon officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, 533 Ridge Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or WMSG, c/o Arnold Smokler, 7917 Hatteras Ln., Springfield, VA 22151-2410. Pallbearers: Steve Lee, Ray Houser, Ed Gass, Homer Russell, David Taylor, Paul Wyatt. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
CARVER, JOHN W. - age 90, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday evening at Hillcrest North. Member of Washington Pike Baptist Church. Retired from Union Carbide. Preceded in death by mother, Ida McClure and sister, Alma Fulks. Survivors: wife, Geneva Carver; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Caroyln Carver and Don and Yosheka Carver, all of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Wallace Henderson of Clinton, Sue and Jim Boatman of Spotslyvania, Va.; grandchildren and spouses, Sheila and Darrell Smith, Steve and Kim Carver, Jr., Jeff and Martie Wallace, all of Knoxville, Susan and Alan Tackett of Clinton; grandsons, Randy Boatman of Alexandria, Va., Scott Boatman of Bell Alton, Md.; nine great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday for graveside service, Rev. Steve Carver, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
CHAPERON, LUCIEN PAUL - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of South Knoxville Lodge #769 F.& A.M. Survived by wife, Hazel Chaperon; son, Ronald Chaperon; grandchildren, Ronald, Jr. and Anthony Chaperon; brothers, Norman, Donald, and Leo, all of Canada; sisters, Leona, Evett, and Carman, all of Canada. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Bob Easley officiating. Pallbearers will be Ron Chaperon, Sr., Ron Chaperon, Jr., Ray McClellan, Robert Orick, Jack Orick, and David Parton. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
COSTNER, RODNEY ''ROD'' LYNN - age 33, of Louisville, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He attended Cornerstone Fellowship Church, and employee of Sea Ray Boats. Preceded in death by grandfather, Cleve Keller. Survivors: wife, Leighann Kirby Costner; son, Morgan Costner; daughter, Madison Costner; mother and stepfather, William ''Bill'' and Gale Huffman of Maryville; father, Harvey Costner of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Tonia Costner; brother, Harvey Costner, Jr., all of Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Rhonda and John Leach of Maryville; mother and father-in-law, Gerald and Linda Kirby of Maryville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Leisa and Darren Stinnett of Maryville; grandparents, Alvin and Georgia Costner of Maryville and Ruth Keller; great-grandfather, Sam Martin. Services 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Rev. Floyd Oliver, Rev. Phillip Marshall, and Rev. Gordon Robinson officiating. Family and friends will assemble 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 1997, at Grandview Cemetery for interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eagleton Little League. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
CROSS, FRED - age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Member of Baptist faith. Preceded in death by son, Donald Gene Cross and daughter, Carol Ann Cross. Survivors: daughter, Louise Whaley, Knoxville; sons, William Dean Cross, Dalton, Ga., Robert Bryant Cross, Morristown; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Tempa Posey, Oneida, Tenn. Family and friends will leave Rose Mortuary at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and proceed to New Gray Cemetery for graveside service and interment services at 2 p.m., Rev. Alan Massengill officiating. Pallbearers: Paul Whaley, Robert Cross, Brian Cross, Timothy Childress, Ray Hensley, Greg Midkiff. The family will receive friends 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
DYER, JOHN WILLIAM, SR. - age 82, of Maryville, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. He was a retired employee of Aluminum Company of America. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy R. Dyer. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, John William and Carol Dyer, Jr. of Fruitland, N.M.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan Clark Beeler and Ray Beeler of Maryville; grandchildren, Annette and husband, Sam Love, John R. and wife, Jenny Clark of Maryville, Tracy Lee Dyer and Brandy Dyer Jacob of Phoenix, Arizona; step-grandson, Kim B. and wife, Teresa Clark; great-grandchildren, John Richard Stoffell III, Tiffany Michelle Stoffell, and Brandon Chase Stoffell; step-great-grandchildren, Christopher and Samantha Clark. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday in the West Chapel, Rev. Charles J. Hurlock officiating. Interment will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday. Arrangements by Smith Mortuary, 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 of Pennsylvania, Abby and husband Lloyd Paredes of Hawaii, Andy and wife Candy Fine of Hawaii, Alofa Fine, Soliga 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 William 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.
FOLLMER, DANIEL G. - 68, passed away Saturday morning in Philadelphia, Pa. while on a business trip for Tengasco. He was president of the company. He is survived by his wife, Judy. The service will be held in Warsaw, Mo. The family requests that memorials be made to the Knoxville Zoo.
HESS, NINA OWINGS - of Knoxville, passed away Saturday at her home. After graduating from Business College, Mrs. Hess went to Washington D.C. to work, where she met her husband, Donald Hess. After 30 years of government service, they retired to Pompano Beach, Fla. After her husband's death she moved to Knoxville in 1982 to be near her family. She was a member of the Bearden Methodist Church. She was a life member of Friendship Chapter, O.E.S. located in Washington, D.C. Her hobby was golf and she had a lot of trophies to show for it. Survivors: niece, Mrs. Frank McSpaddin; sister, Willie Gillespie. The funeral will be Tuesday, 2 p.m. Graveside at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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.
LONG, WADA E. (ISHAM) - 67, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Oakdale, passed away suddenly, Friday, Sept. 12. She was preceded in death by her father, Dave Isham of the Piney Community of Oakdale and her husband, G.L. Long of Harriman. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, David and Linda Long, Jeff and Candy Long, all of Houston; and daughter, Gaye Long of Friendswood, Texas; three grandchildren, William, Cody, and Kelsey, also of Houston; mother, Lora Isham; sister, Wilma Shadden of Oakdale; several nieces and nephews, aunts, and a host of dear friends throughout the area. Jeter Funeral Home of Friendswood, Texas, will be in charge of all arrangements. The family will receive friends in Friendswood Monday evening, Sept. 15, from 7-9 CST and the funeral will follow at the Jeter Chapel 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial is to be in Friendswood. Family members are tentatively planning a local memorial service at Piney Baptist Church. Schubert's Funeral Home of Wartburg will be in charge. The date and time is to be announced later. In lieu of floral contributions, the family requests that contributions be made to the Piney Baptist Church or the Piney Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
LOVEDAY, WESLEY C. ''WEST'' - age 91, of Maryville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. He was a member of the Baptist faith and retired from C.F.W. Construction. He was preceded in death by wife, Estella Loveday; daughters, Lola Mae Loveday and Nora B. Crawford; and parents, Ira and Mary Loveday. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Betty Loveday of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Hazel and J.L. Land of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., Betty and Kenneth Dunlap of Gatlinburg, Cathy and Isaac Butler of Greenback; daughters, Carol Dellinger and Wanda Ledford, both of Maryville; 15 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Daisy Loveday of Sevierville, Tenn. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Trinity Chapel. Interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements by Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
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.
McCLELLAN, MRS. EDWARD F. (GWEN SPARKS) - of Alpharetta, Ga., formerly of Knoxville, died Sept. 12, 1997. Mrs. McClellan was a former member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. She is survived by daughter, Caroline McClellan Allen, Alpharetta, Ga.; grandchildren, Pamela Ford Allen Jackson, Alpharetta, Ga., Andrew Richard Allen, Kennesaw, Ga.; six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church, The Rev. Rod Stone officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church, 69 N. Main St., Alpharetta, GA 30004. Louie E. Jones Funeral Home, Alpharetta, Ga. in charge of arrangements.
McGINNIS, MARK A. - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Sept. 14, 1997, at St. Mary's. Member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, member of Elks and retired sales manager. Preceded in death by daughter, Kelly Anne McGinnis. Survivors: wife, Dorothy C. McGinnis; daughters, Kathy McGinnis Craft, Karen Greene, Michele McGinnis; grandchildren, Sean Armbruster, Eliza Greene, Jake Greene. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Tom Tavella officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials should be made to your favorite charity. Christine Prayer Service 8 p.m. Tuesday and the family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MILLSAPS, EUNICE P. - age 92, widow of Lorenzo Millsaps, of 146 Warren St., Madisonville, passed away 4:45 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 1997, at Roane County Medical Center, Harriman. Oldest charter member of 411 Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Lorene and Ira (Scoby) Henry, Kingston, Jean Blankenship, Tellico Plains; sons and daughters-in-law, Carroll and Mary Millsaps, Madisonville; grandchildren and spouses, Jim and Pat Henry, Kingston, Nancy and Nick Borone, Tucson, Ariz., Janet and David Johnson, Franklin, Judy Pegram, Cape Coral, Fla., Lynn Livesey, Ft. Myers, Fla., Darren Millsaps, Kim and Mitch Chambers, Ronnie and Celia Fadeley, Rickey and Bobbie Fadeley, all of Madisonville; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Morton, Bradenton, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, George and Stella Carroll; sister, Gladys Crye; niece, Carlyon Crye Morgan. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Dwayne Lemming officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
PARKER, EDITH GRANT - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Friday September 12, 1997, at Hillcrest South. Member of North Knoxville Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Paul Parker; son, Charles C. Hopkins and parents, Roscoe and Zelma Grant. Retired employee of Standard Knitting Mills. Survivors; grandchildren, Paul Hopkins, Jodi Battles, and Mary Patterson; six great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Linda Hopkins; sister, Imogene Loope, all of Knoxville; brother, Roscoe Grant Jr. of Arizona. Memorial service 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Guy Milam officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. THe family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
ROACH, RACHEL RENEE - three day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry K. and Tami R. Roach, passed away Sunday, September 14, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was preceded in death by brother, Brandon Davis Roach. Survivors include: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barry K. and Tami R. Roach of Knoxville; brother, Keith Neal Roach; grandparents, William and Jo Ann Roach of Orlando, Fla., Charles and Carolyn Troutman of Knoxville; aunt and uncle, Rita and Gregg Dies of Knoxville; cousin, Chelsea Walker of Knoxville. Family and friends will assemble for private graveside service Tuesday, at McCarty-Woodhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Edgemoor Rd., with Rev. Allen Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville.
SELLERS, MRS. DOROTHY HENDERLIGHT - age 73, of Corryton, died 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church, teacher of Fidelis Sunday School class, retired from Standard Knitting Mill. Preceded in death by husband, Ray Edward Sellers. Survivors: sisters, Virginia Haun and Geneva Henderlight Sands, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Smithwood Baptist Church, Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan and Rev. W.T. Winters officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Roseberry Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers will be nephews. Memorials may be made to Smithwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 4914 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Smithwood Baptist Church. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge.
SILCOX, ELLA MAE - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away Sept. 14, 1997, at home. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Ed Silcox. Survivors: children, Nancy Silcox, Mary Sue Harris, Ed Silcox, Jr.; sisters, Juanita Roberts and Barbara Martin; brother, C.D. Speegle, Jr.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery 1 p.m. Tuesday for graveside service, Rev. Bill Romines officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's.
SPEARS, OSCAR FRANKLIN - age 60, of West Knoxville, passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon, Sept. 13, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the Navy. Preceded in death by wife, Freida Neely Spears; father, Harold C. Frye, Sr.; brother-in-law, Coy Seay. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, David F. and Pamela Spears of Corryton; grandchildren, Shawn and Zoey Spears; mother, Mary Evelyn Frye; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Flo Frye, Charlie and Cathy Frye; sisters and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Richard Hobbs, Mary McDonald, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dewey Morton and Rev. Richard Hobbs officiating. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Chota Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
STRANGE, THULA WOODS - of Dandridge, Tenn., passed away 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at Jefferson Co. Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by husband, David L. Strange; parents, Henry and Litta Henderson Woods; sisters, Agnes Thomas and Josie Thomas; brothers, Clyde, Luther, and Frank Woods. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ponder and Helen Strange of Dandridge, Gene and Norene Strange of North Carolina; special friends, Gary and Dorothy Cate and Clara Thomas. Graveside funeral service Monday 11 a.m. at Hills Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening 5-7 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
WAGGONER, MARTHA ELIZABETH ''MA MAW'' - age 88, of Sevierville, formerly of Knoxville, passed away September 11, 1997. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel with Rev. Dillard Mynatt officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by 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. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
WHITE, MRS. ELLA MAE - Carson Street, Greeneville, passed away Saturday afternooon, Sept. 13, 1997, at Laughlin HeathCare Center. Mrs. White was a homemaker and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Joe and DiAnn White of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Louise and G. Thomas Love of Greeneville; grandson and wife, Tommy and Sandra Love of Greeneville; sister-in-law, Helen Smithson of Knoxville; special cousin and husband, Betty and Dana Parris of Greeneville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Mike Feely and Dr. Charles Starks officiating. Active pallbearers will be Charles Kinser, John Reed, Bruce Love, David ''Timer'' White, Bill Teague, and Dana Parris. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Monday afternoon and from 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.
WILLIAMS, WILLIE LEE - 89, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at Home Life Center of Morgan County. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Carl Edward Williams, 2/13/1976. Survived by son, Albert Edward Williams and wife, Sara Ann of Knoxville; daughter, Peggy Ann Pendergrass and husband, Curtis of Brentwood, Tenn.; brother, Raymond Dewitt Talmedge Cooper of LaFollette; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens with Mr. Edwin Jones officiating. Memorials to a favorite charity if so desired. Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge, in charge of arrangements.