Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ATKINS, ELVA KYLE - age 92, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of
Knoxville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997. She was a homemaker, member of
Oakwood United Methodist Church, and the wife of the late Rev. Henry Atkins,
who served in the Tennessee and Holston Conferences of United Methodists.
Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. (Jeanne A.)
Boebel of Roswell, Ga.; daughter, Joanne A. Gwyn of Knoxville; sister,
Kate Benton of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev.
Ed Eldridge and Rev. Scot Taylor officiating. Family and friends will meet
at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to travel in procession to
Sherwood Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment service. Grandsons,
great-grandson , and son-in-law, will serve as pallbearers. Knoxville District
ministers will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends
7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
BOOKER, PEARL MONROE - age 87, of Halls, departed this life, Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at her home. She was born in Union County, May 12, 1910, and was the daughter of Horace M. Monroe and Alva Sharp Monroe; and the stepdaughter of Clara Booker Monroe. She was a member of and loved attending Beaver Dam Baptist Church. She was also a charter member of Fairview Baptist Church in Grainger County before moving to Halls in 1961. She was an Avon Lady for approximately 40 years and was a member and officer of Corryton Chapter of Eastern Star for many years. She was married to Clyde E. Booker on April 29, 1928, a loving husband who passed away in May of 1984. Also preceded in death by a son, Major Hillard C. Booker; brothers, James, Freeman, and Scott Monroe; sister, Mable Monroe Arnold; granddaughters, Damaris and Cindy Booker, Patricia and Marcia Hubbs. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, June and James Hubbs, Betty and Roy Dukes; daughter, Linda White Potter; son and daughter-in-law, Boyd and Ann Booker; daughter-in-law, Leslie Booker; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dollie and Caston Haun, Hallie and Jack Hamley, Myrtle and Lon Weaver and Alva Fain; brothers and sisters-in-law, H.M. and Helen Monroe, Ralph and Bobbie Monroe, Marshall and Sue Monroe, Johnny and Joanne Monroe; sister-in-law, Maude Booker Snyder; a host of nieces and nephews; loving caregiver, Jean Cates. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Dr. Charles Earl and Rev. John Holland officiating. Music provided by minister of music, Mike Bundon. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 10 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for an interment service at 10:30 a.m. Pallbearers: Mike, Mark, and Scott White, Stephen Booker, Chris Cameron, Blake Cleveland, and Ken Hunt. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and members of Beaver Dam Baptist Church, the Margaret Baker Sunday School class and members of the Eastern Star. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Mynatt's in charge of arrangements.
BUSH, FAYE - age 83, of Clinton, Tenn., died Sunday, at Oak Ridge Health Care Center. Born November 10, 1913, in Clinton, Tenn. Retired as a librarian at Clinton High School, Clinton. She attended Carson Newman College and received B.S. degree from U.T. and masters degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tim Bush; her parents, S. Fletcher and Alice R. Miller; and sister, Ruth Miller. Survivors: special cousin, Art Miller and family of Clinton; a host of friends and relatives; and special friend, Edna Ruth Jackson of Clinton. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holley-Gamble Chapel with Rev. Samuel Dean officiating. Burial, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Sunset Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn. Memorials may be made to Clinton Public Library, 118 Hicks St., Clinton, TN 37716. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.
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. Arrangements by 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. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday for a 2 p.m. committal service. Full Military honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 Monday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
CHUMLEY, MR. HUGH - age 70, of Tazewell, passed away September 14, 1997. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Claiborne Funeral Home. Funeral services 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Chumley Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
CODY, REV. E.L. - age 54, of Seymour, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Faye Long Cody; and parents, Earl and Jettie Cody. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Mike Reagan; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Vicky Cody, John and Vickie Cody; sister and brother-in-law, Martha ''Sissy'' and Lloyd Chastain; grandchildren, Richard Reagan, Kellie Cody, Joe Cody, Cody Reagan, Caleb Cody; nephew, Allen Chastain. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchely Funeral Home, Rev. Troy Cody officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday in Gist's Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
COFFMAN, DEAN FORD - age 35, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, September 14, 1997, as the result of an accident at Windswept. He was the president of Coffman Oil Company, a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and Morristown BPOE No. 1667. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He is survived by his wife, Donna Myers Coffman; children, Mary Katheryn and John Dallas Coffman; parents, Dallas and Jean Coffman; grandmother, Myrtle Ford; sister, Sandra K. Coffman, all of Morristown and godparents, Jerry and Lee Ballard of Knoxville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Morristown with Father Smokey Oats officiating. Private graveside services will follow in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Greg McAnally, John Myers, Joe Harper, Terrell Atkinson, George Haggard III, Tommy Rogers, Scott McGinnis and Tony Manning. Friends may call at their convenience at Mayes Mortuary and the Coffman home, Windswept, on Boatman Ridge Road, Morristown, Tuesday, September 16, 1997. Memorials may be made to the All Saints Day School, 601 W. Main Street, Morristown, Tennessee. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
CUMMINGS, MARY H. - age 65, passed away September 15, 1997, at her home. Survivors: husband, Theron R. Cummings; daughter, Linda Underwood; two sisters and two brothers; grandson, Chucky; granddaughter, Mary Lynn; two great-granddaughters and lots of friends. Family and friends will meet 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at New Gray Cemetery for graveside service at 12 p.m. with Rev. Dallas Moore officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
DARNELL, ROBERT P. - age 71, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, September 15, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Retired from the Oak Ridge Police Dept. Member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the B.P.O.E. No. 1684. Survived by: wife, Frances Morgan Darnell; son, Robert K. Darnell and former daughter-in-law, Marilyn Darnell; daughters, Belinda Redmond and husband, Greg of Knoxville, Kathy Cox and husband, David, Diane Qualls and husband, Jim, all of Oak Ridge; sisters, Betty Jo Jones of Richmond, Va., Pauline Walker of Winston-Salem, N.C., Ray Ann Phillips and Judy Gambell of Elkin, N.C.; brother, Tim Darnell of Elkin, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Mary Darnell and JoAnn Hall; brothers-in-law, James E. Morgan, Milford Spruill and Paul Jones; grandchildren, Richard Dowdy, James and Jennifer Redmond of Knoxville, Sondra and Matthew Darnell, Katie Cox, Michael and Tommy Laurendine, Jamie, Daniel and Matthew Qualls and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 1 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with burial in Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Anderson County Unit, P.O. Box 3014, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37831-3014 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite No. 2, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917-1523. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 16, 1997, from 7-9 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
FLEMING, SCOTT ARTHUR - age 30, of Seymour, died suddenly Sunday morning, Sept. 14, 1997, at University Hospital. He was a painter for Jim Clark Painting Co. Preceded in death in 1992 by mother, Linda Fleming. Survivors: wife of two months, Angela Stone Fleming, Seymour; daughters, Alysha Fleming and Amanda Fleming of Flint, Mich.; stepdaughter, Hannah Stone, Seymour; father and step-mother, Frank Arthur and Carol Fleming, Davison, Mich.; sister, Charlaine Fleming-Hall and husband, James Hall; brother, Frank Eugene Fleming, all of Atlanta, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Leone Fisette, Manistique, Mich., Frank Arthur Fleming, Petoskey, Mich.; fathers-in-law and mothers-in-law, Gordon and Sandy Stone of Knoxville, Don and Karen Irvine of Mobile, Ala.; niece and nephew, Megan Dykes and Justin Marsh; very special friend, Joyce Johnson, Flint, Mich. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pk, Rm 204, Rev. Ken Callaham officiating. Family requests memorials may be made to the Scott Arthur Fleming Memorial Fund, c/o Gordon Stone, 7605 Saddlegate Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the home of father-in-law, Gordon Stone, 7605 Saddlegate Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920 or Wednesday at the church following services. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge.
GRIFFITH, MARJORIE LORAINE - age 65, of Harriman, departed this earth, Sept. 14, 1997. She was an employee of Roane Hosiery in Harriman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Bessie Jacks Griffith; brothers, Kenneth and Arthur Griffith. She is survived by three sisters, Pearl Palko of Lancing, Glena Human of Lancing, and Marilyn McPeters of Wartburg; brothers-in-law, Howard Human and George McPeters; nieces, Elaine Human and Melissa Bingham; nephews, Ronnie Human and Alan McPeters; a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, 1997, at 8:30 p.m. in the chapel of Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, with Rev. David Acres officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Graveside service will be Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 1997, at 11 a.m. in Lane Cemetery, Lancing.
HAYNES, MRS. AGATHA - age 75, of Maynardville, passed away Monday evening, Septmeber 15th., at UT. Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
HOUSEHOLDER, EVELYN OGLE - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Homer H. Householder. She was a retired legal secretary. Mrs. Householder was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, but loved Salem Baptist Church in Halls. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Paul Newman, Jr.; grandson, Paul ''Chip'' Newman III and wife, Kristie; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and W.R. Mize, Jr., Sevierville; brother and sister-in-law, Robert L. and Loris Ogle, Sevierville. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Pigeon Forge Baptist Cemetery, Rev. John Holland officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, 4800 Salem Church Rd., Knoxville, TN 37938. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
JORDON, MRS. MARY MARIE SMITH - 4018 Oakland Dr., passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at her home. Preceded in death by parents, Isom and Elizabeth. Survivors: devoted daughter, Geraldine McClure; son, Clifford Jordon, Knoxville; sister, Burnice Pruitt, Washington, D.C.; daughters-in-law, Pauline Booker and Margaret Jordon, Knoxville; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren; seven foster children and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Foster's Chapel. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Rev. R.M. McGhee officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday, Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
LACY, FLOSSIE ORILA - age 87, of Knoxville, passed away at Baptist Hospital, Monday, September 15th., 1997. Member of City View Baptist Church. Retired from St. Mary's Housekeeping Dept. Preceded in death by husband, Jessie Allen Lacy; son, Billy Allen Lacy and daughter, Martha Ruth Lacy. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Faye and L.J. Satterfield; daughter, Helen Pressley; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Norma Lacy; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery for graveside service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Kenneth Lacy (grandson) officiating. Pallbearers: Mike, Darrell and Bobby Satterfield, Jason, Ricky, Mark, Kenneth, Stanley and Jackie Lacy. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holston Home for Children in Greeneville, Tenn. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
LaRUE, REV. BENNETT WILLIAM - age 87, of Halls, passed away Sunday, September 14, 1997, at Hillcrest North. Member of Highland View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Millie LaRue; brothers, Fred, Ross, Eulis LaRue; sisters, Ruby Clevenger and Mary LaRue. Survivors: wife, Minnie Whitson LaRue; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert George; son, Hubert LaRue; grandchildren, Ray and Brad LaRue of Gibbs, Teresa Dockter of Alcoa, Shannon George of Knoxville; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Elmer LaRue of Halls and Edd LaRue of Fayetteville, Tenn.; sister, Rosa Jett of Fountain City; several nieces and nephews. Services 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. L. B. Herrell and Rev. Fred Grindstaff officiating. Family and friends will meet at Halls Memory Gardens for interment at 10 a.m. Thursday. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
LISENBEE, AGNES BOGART - age 89, of Halls, passed away September 13, 1997, at NHC of Knoxville. Born in Sevier County. She was housewife and a retired hair dresser. Member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Survivors: daughter, Evelyn Lisenbee Merrill of Cocoa Beach, Florida; grandson, Mickey Campbell of Atlanta. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 12 noon Wednesday for a graveside service and interment. Dr. Jack Davis and Dr. Tom Ballard officiating. Memorial flowers may be sent or donations may be made to Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Mynatt Funeral Home in charge.
McCUTCHAN, FLORA - age 80, of Seymour, passed away Sunday, September 14, 1997, at Jefferson County Nursing Home. She was a retired nurse and member of Meridian Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Ronald McCutchan. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Tommy Julian, Joyce and John Campbell; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Mary Stubbs; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday at Meridian Cemetery, Rev. Dana Fachman officiating. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
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. Christian Prayer Service 8 p.m. Tuesday and the family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MILLER, RUBY KENT McCALL - age 84, of Maryville, died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at Fairpark Health Care Center. She was a member of First Christian Church, had been a member of the choir for 40 years, was a graduate of Johnson Bible College, Kimberlin Heights, Knoxville, and was a retired school teacher with the Blount County School Systems. Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her parents, Lynda Rector Kent and Rufus Kent; her first husband, Edwin McCall; sisters, Ommie Yonkoski, Caroline Perry, Easter Kent; brothers, Hobert Kent, Lemuel Kent, and Owen Kent. Survivors include husband, Clarence Miller; sisters, Lydia Hass of Indianapolis, Ind., Adeline Clary of Ft. Worth, Texas; stepdaughters, Edie Forsyth, Margaret Hembree, Martha Miller, Darlene Black; special friends, Jack and Darlene Kerley, Jill Renee and Alex Savage, Raymond, Thelma, and Alice Perkins, all of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church with Harold Ray and Dr. David Eubanks officiating. The interment will follow in Clark's Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the church. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, in charge.
NORRIS, JO PEARL MYNATT - age 77, of Maryville, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 15, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. Member of Broadway United Methodist Church, Maryville. Preceded in death by husband, Jessie Clay Norris; parents, Joe and Cora Mynatt; sister, Lucy Mynatt. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Mary Alice Mynatt of Knxville; nephew, Lee Mynatt of Knoxville; niece, Rochelle Mynatt of Knoxville; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Mary and Emory McCampbell of Townsend; step-grandson and wife, Blake and Sue McCampbell of Maryville; step-great-granddaughter, Angie McCampbell of Maryville; step-great-grandson, Randy McCampbell of Maryville. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville for graveside service and interment, Rev. Robert Hayes officiating. Friends may call at their convenience from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
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 11 a.m. Wednesday 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.
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.
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.
RAILEY, MR. ALLEN ROGER - age 51, of 2601 Sevier Ave., Knoxville, passed away suddenly 3 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Keith Avenue Church of God of the Union Assembly, U.S. Army Veteran and had been employed by City Cab Co. for several years. Survivors: wife, Linda Railey, Knoxville; daughters, Angela Railey, April Hubbard; granddaughter, Virginia Ann Hubbard, all of Maryville; brothers, Fonnie Railey, Luttrell, Coy Railey, Knoxville; sister, Reabon Inklebarger, Luttrell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. David Simmons officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
RUTHERFORD, JOHN RUSSELL - 97, of Clinton, Tenn., died Monday at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1900, in Anderson County. Retired from Anderson County School Systems after 42 years as a teacher. He attended Carson Newman College. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday School superintendent, teacher, and deacon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Rutherford; his parents, Charles and Margaret Worthington Rutherford; brothers, Roy, Virgil, and James Rutherford. Survivors include daughter, Christine and husband, Kenneth (Reese) Wallace of Clinton; sons, Ray M. and wife, Barbara Rutherford of Knoxville, Dr. Kyle O. and wife, Ramona Rutherford of Knoxville, Ben M. and wife, Peggy Rutherford of Clinton; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, with Rev. Mark Keith officiating. Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at Norris Memorial Garden, Norris, Tenn. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 610 Bethel Road, Clinton, TN 37716. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.
SEALE, BARBARA ELIZABETH KENT - age 66, of Knoxville, died 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of First Christian Church and a retired civil service employee. Survivors: husband of 33 years, William E. Seale, Knoxville; brother, Dr. R. Woods Kent, Atlanta; nieces, Barbara Kent, Tallahassee, Fla. and Kristen Valle, London, England. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Dr. R. Thomas Hunter, Rev. Coy Jo Bays, Dr. R. Woods Kent officiating. Family and friends will meet at Shelby Hills Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn. at 1:45 p.m. for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment. Memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund of First Christian Church of Knoxville, (Disciples of Christ), 211 West 5th Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
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. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
STILES, CHARLES ''CHUCK'' - 64, of Clinton, passed away suddenly Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, retiring Oct. 1, 1972 as Sgt. 1st Class after 21 years. He retired from the City of Oak Ridge Maintenance Dept. June 4, 1993. Member of the Retreads of Knoxville, Harley Owner's Group and the Touring Eagles. Mr. Stiles was of the Baptist faith. Survived by wife, Mary Cowan Stiles; daughters, Patricia Connally and Joann Halt of El Paso, Texas; stepdaughter, Barbara Hamilton; and stepson, Mike Cowan of Knoxville; brother, Jim Halt of Michigan; stepsister, Brenda Strange of Morristown; nine grandchildren, Tiffany, Jana, April, Jennfier, Molly, Yvonne, Elizabeth, Jessica, and Amanda. Funeral services are Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at 1 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Pastor Richard M. Elserod officiating. Burial in Baker's Forge Cemetery in LaFollette, Tenn. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, from 7-9 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
WAMPLER, GOMER D. - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away at 2:37 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of Central United Methodist Church, 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and member of Master's Lodge #244 F.& A.M. Veteran of WWII and retired from KUB in approximately 1976. Preceded in death by wife, Helen M. Patton Wampler. Survived by brothers, Roy C. Wampler of Chattanooga and Dennis K. Wampler of Knoxville; sister, Gladys (Midge) W. Adams of Germantown, Tenn.; nephews, Michael Wampler of Chattanooga and Dr. Marvin E. Adams, Jr. of Memphis. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Dan Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central United Methodist Church Roofing Fund, 201 3rd Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave.
WOULLARD, CLARICE LYNDELL - age 85, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, September 15, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 390, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Preceded in death by husband, Horace C. Woullard and brother, Leonard Ottinger. Survived by sons, Jimmy L. Woullard and wife, Charlotte of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., Don H. Woullard and wife, Joyce of Louisville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at 10 a.m. at Weatherford Mortuary. Interment in Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, Tenn. 38173-0704. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 16, 1997, from 7-8:30 p.m. with an Eastern Star service at 8:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
WYLIE, CHRISTINE - age 50, who resided on Continental Drive in West Knoxville, passed away suddenly Sept. 12, 1997. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Chris and Bob Fitzgerald and grew up in Oak Ridge, where she attended school at St. Mary's and Oak Ridge High School graduating in 1965. After high school she attended and graduated from South Florida Business College in Pensacola, Fla. Chris was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. She was an avid flower gardener, walker, and supporter of various programs at Bearden High School, most especially the flag corps and band. Over the years her four children attended Bearden, where her youngest daughter is currently a junior. While in high school Chris, met her future husband, Tony Wylie. They were married December 28, 1967, and planned to celebrate their 30 anniversary this December. After marriage, Chris moved to Valdosta, Ga. to live with her new husband, who was in the Air Force and stationed at Moody AFB. Her first two children, Jennifer and Neal, were born in Valdosta. The young family returned to East Tennessee in 1972, where Chris made a wonderful home for them in Knoxville. It was in Knoxville that her two younger daughters, Megan and Brooke, were born. Chris' entire life was devoted to the love and care of her children and her husband, and she still was able to make time to love and treasure so many other family members and friends. During Vietnam and Desert Storn, Chris faced the additional pressure of keeping the home fires buring while her husband flew combat missions in support of our country. In addition to her husband, Chris is survived by her son, Neal; and three daughters, Megan, Brooke, and Jennifer, all of Knoxville; her parents, Robert and Christine Fitzgerald; and her brother, Bobby Fitzgerald, all of Oak Ridge. Chrissy is also survived by many close relatives and dear friends too numerous to mention. Chris lived a full life of love and service to her family, which always came first, and the larger community of man. Friends will gather at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tuesday, from 5:30-7:15. The funeral will follow at 7:30. Father Michael Woods at St. Mary's and Reverend Rowland Buck of Ebenezer Methodist will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chris Wylie Memorial Scholarship Fund, through the Bearden High School Flag Corps. Chris will be buried in the Veterans section of the Oak Ridge Memorial Park.