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ALLMAN, JOHN RALPH - age 74, of the Bronx, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 13th., 1997. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., son of the late John and Minnie Yeargins Allman. also preceded in death by wife, Louise Graves Allman. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Loved ones to cherish his memory: son, Gary Allman of New York; sister, Willie Allman Johnson of Knoxville, nieces, Paula Calquitt, Constance Powell, Gayle Janeen Johnson, all of Knoxville; three sisters-in-law of New York, and a host of nieces and nephews of New York; aunts and uncles of Detroit, Mich. and Hendersonville, N.C. and Cincinnati, Ohio; Knoxville nephews, William H. and John Floyd Johnson. Funeral services to be held Friday evening at Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, 1439 Union Fork Rd., the Bronx N.Y. Notice by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary. 

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. 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 with Rev. Ed Eldridge and Rev. Scot Taylor officiating. Grandsons, great-grandson, and son-in-law, will serve as pallbearers. Knoxville District ministers will serve as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BAKER, EFFIE WILSON - age 88, of Sharps Chapel, passed away 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 16th., 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Arrangments incomplete and will be announced by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

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. 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., Dr. Charles Earl and Rev. John Holland officiating. 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. Mynatt's in charge of arrangements. 

CLEVENGER, MRS. E.C. (VEDA JEWELL) - age 71, of Morristown, passed away Monday, September 15, 1997, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. She was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church in Knoxville. She was the daughter of the late Harrison and Ida Shelby. Survived by her husband, E.C. Clevenger and daughter, Susan Richardson of Morristown; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Barbara Clevenger of Morristown, Michael and Margie Clevenger of Dandridge, Ronald and Claudette Clevenger of Knoxville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Conaster of Dandridge and Gaynell Moneymaker of Strawberry Plains; brothers, Lloyd Shelby and Mont Shelby of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Thursday, 10 a.m. in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeff Moncier officiating. Friends may call at the home, 481 W. Sunset Hills, Morristown, Tenn. Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and also may call at the funeral home for viewing at their convenience. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

COX, CORA LEE - age 85, of Jacksboro, passed away Monday, September 15, at LaFollette Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Cumberland View Baptist Church. Mrs. Cox was owner/operator of Cox Service Station and Grocery Store for 30 years. Preceded in death by husband Emmett Cox. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Margetta Cox, Jacksboro; grandson and wife, Richard and Becky Cox, LaFollette; granddaughter and husband, Jill and Bernard Goodrum, Germantown, Tenn.; great-grandson, Branden Cox, LaFollette; sister, Mary Watson, Michie, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Dora Hatmaker, Lake City, Tenn. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, at Cross Funeral Home, Rev. Bobby Ray Wilson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday in Cumberland View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Chapel. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

COX, DOROTHY ''DOTTIE'' D. - age 71, of South Knoxville, passed away Saptember 15, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Retired from Levi Strauss. Member of Order of Eastern Star South Knoxville Chapter #389. Preceded in death by husband, William S. ''Sam'' Cox. Survivors; sister, Jean Dickson, East Ridge, Tenn.; brother, Henry A. Donehew, Knoxville, Paul H. Donehew, Daleville, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Jamie Porterfield officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

CROSS, MARY B. - age 96, of Farragut, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at Baptist Health Care in Lenoir City. Member of First Baptist Church Concord, Eastern Star Farragut No. 459. Preceded in death by husband, Charles G. Cross; sons, Charles W. Cross, John M. Cross and Holmes W. Cross. Survivors: daughters-in-law, Rosa Lee Cross of Oak Ridge, Marijane Cross of Knoxville and Dot Cross of Farragut; grandchildren and spouses, Cathy and Jeff Johnson of Westwego, La., Chuck Cross and Beth of Southhaven, Miss., Cindy and Steve Burtonett of Clarksville, Tenn., Karen and Bill Randolph of Chatham, Va., Sue and Tom Bryant of Knoxville, Brian Cross and Carolyn of Farragut, Warren Cross of Ormond Beach, Fla., Jerry Cross and Joyce of Roswell, Ga., Louise and David Schoon of Plainsfield, Ind., Becky Cross of Knoxville; step-grandchildren, Connie Flood of Duluth, Ga., Joan Jaynes, Gary Thedford, Lee Ann Thedford, all of Oak Ridge, 15 great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Doug Sager officiating. Family and friends will meet Friday at Concord Masonic Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knoxville Union Rescue Mission, 511 N. Broadway, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917 or First Baptist Church Concord Building Fund, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37922. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

DENTON, NINA - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, September 15, 1997, at NHC Healthcare Center of Fort Sanders. She was a member of Bells Campground Baptist Church where she served as pianist and organist for many years. Since 1958 she has made her home with Mildred and J.B. Davis, her adopted family. Survivors include: Mildred and J.B. Davis; niece and nephew, Joyce and Rev. Kenneth Welden; and brother, Carl Denton. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. Jack Anderson and Rev. Rex Eledge officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 10:45 a.m. at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Thursday, September, 18, 1997. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville. Pallbearers: Dean Brooks, David Falls, Gene Foster, Kenneth Harbin, Earl Lett, and Marvin Moore. 

HAYNES, MRS. AGATHA L. (THOMAS) - age 75, of Maynardville, passed away suddenly Monday evening, September 15, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Lifetime member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Neal. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ruth and Hollis Walker, and Joyce and Bill Richardson, all of Knoxville, Phyllis and Fred Goodson and Judy and Earl Loy, all of Maynardville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob, Mack, Ford, Charlie, John and Fred Thomas; special friends and neighbors, Francis Roe and Phyllis and John Dykes. Funeral services 1 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, Rev. Lester Mullins and Rev. Bud Tipton officiating, interment to follow at Yadon Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday 6-9 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel. Pallbearers, Dale Haynes, Gabriel Haynes, George, Charlie and Jacob Haynes, Frankie Thomas. Honorary pallbearers, Teddy and Danny Thomas, John Dykes. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, Tenn., in charge. 

JEFFERS, REV. CARL BOYD - age 75, of Robbins, passed away Saturday, September 13th., 1997. Born in Robbins, Tennessee, July 18, 1922, he was the son of the late H.I. and Trucie Jeffers. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Coast Guard. Rev. Jeffers was ordained as a Baptist minister on November 22, 1953, and served as pastor to several congregations in the Scott and Morgan County area. He was currently pastoring the Low Gap Missionary Baptist Church in the Helenwood Community where he had served for 24 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Kevin Carl and Gerald Lynn Jeffers. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mildred Stonecipher Jeffers; two sons, Dana L. Jeffers and wife, Linda of Knoxville and Tracey A. Jeffers of Robbins; daughter, Carlene Terry and husband, Eddie of Robbins; three grandchidlren, Joshua Jeffers, Calie and Ragan Terry, all of Robbins; one brother, Edson Jeffers of Robbins; three sisters, Mae Sexton of Robbins, Lyde Stonecipher of Somerset, Kentucky and twin sister, Murl Phillips of Maryville, Tennesssee. He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday evening, September 16, at 8:30 p.m. in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home with the Reverends Homer Hooks and Hubert Terry officiating. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Robbins Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 4 p.m. until time of the services at 8:30 p.m. At Carl's request, in lieu of flowers, make donations to Low Gap Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Claude Jeffers, 502 Low Gap Road, Helenwood, Tenn. 37755. Jones and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Rev. Carl Boyd Jeffers. 

JONES, MRS. OLIVIA BEATRICE BROWNING - wife of Father Matthew A. Jones, Sr., former priest of Knoxville's St. Lukes Episcopal Church and retired priest of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Ecorse, Michigan, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 13, 1997. Mrs. Jones received her early education in the public schools of Raleigh, N.C. and was a graduate of St. Augustine College in Raleigh, N.C. She was actively involved in church and community affairs and used her gift of musical ability unstintingly both in Knoxville and Michigan to support her husband's ministry. Left to cherish the memory of a beautiful life are: most-devoted husband, Father Matthew A. Jones, Sr.; sons, Matthew A. Jones, Jr. (Shelly) of New York City, Marshall R. Jones, Sr. (Alice) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughter, Brenda L. Jones of Chicago, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Requiem Mass for Mrs. Jones will be celebrated Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 Broadway, the Rev. Joseph H. Ballard, Jr., Rector. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Friday at the Parish Hall of the church. Interment, New Gray Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop William E. Sanders Minority Students Scholarship Fund, c/o East Tennessee Diocese Office, 401 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902-2119. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

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 Smith, husband, Rev. Shepherd Jordon; son, Earl Jordon; daughter, Thelma Jordon; stepdaughter, Laura Jordon. 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 grandchildren and a host of other nieces and nephews and relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 6:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Foster's Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Rev. R.M. McGhee officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday, Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

KEAR, SIDNEY - age 71, of Seymour, died 10:15 p.m. Monday, September 15, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, Sevier County Lodge #334 F&AM and Alcoa 25 Year Club. Preceded in death by parents, William and Anna Kear. Survivors include wife, Reba Kear; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Cummings of Seymour; grandchiildren, Jason and Angie Cummings; sister, Ruby Reed of Seymour; niece, Kearan Dykes of Seymour; and nephew, Lamar Reed of Knoxville. Family and friends will assemble 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Rev. W.A. Galyon officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1274, Seymour, TN 37865, or Gideon International, P.O. Box 429, Seymour, TN 37865. Friends may call at their convenience at the family home or Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

LACEY, FLOSSIE ORILA - age 87, of Knoxville, passed away at Baptist Hospital, Monday, September 15th., 1997. Member of Central 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, P.O Box 188, Greeneville, TN 37744. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

LAFOLLETTE, MARY BLANCHE LOVEDAY - age 76, passed away Monday, September 15, 1997, at Hillcrest South Nursing Institute in Knoxville where she had been a resident for 10 years. She was a charter member of Meadow View Baptist Church and a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. She was retired from East Tennessee Packing Co. after many years of service. She was preceded in death by husbaned, J.C. LaFollette and son-in-law, Gary Lowe. Survivors; daughters, Devon Mathis and husband, Richard, Knoxville, Lois Lowe of Knoxville; grandsons, Mark Mathis and wife, Elizabeth, Canton, Ga., Brad Lowe and wife, Christy, Knoxville, Josh and Casey Lowe, Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Dylan Lowe of Knoxville, Brittany and Zachary Lunsford, Canton, Ga.; sisters, Bernice Flynn and husband, Herbert, Sevierville, Irene Loveday, Louisville, Tenn.; brother, Hugh Loveday and wife, Frances, Louisville, Tenn.; nephews, David Fain, Eddie Flynn, Dwight Loveday; special sister-in-law, Ruth LaFollette, Knoxville. Also, her extended family at Hillcrest South who loved and cared for her all these years. Devon and Lois want to thank everyone there for the love, support and encouragement given to them over the years. We are forever grateful. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Taylor Smith officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday in Walnut Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

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. Mynatt Funeral Home in charge. 

LOY, ELMER A. - age 91, of Jacksboro, formerly of Dayton, Ohio. passed away Saturday, September 13, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Knoxville. He was of the Lutheran faith. Mr. Loy was a member of St. Johns F&AM Lodge #631 in Dayton, Ohio, A 32nd Degree Mason and Scottish Rite Shriner. He was retired from National Cash Register. Survivors: wife, Izora Cook Loy, Jacksboro; brother and sister-in-law, George and Lexie Loy, Jacksboro; special nieces, Dorothy Feeser, Linden, Mich., Ruth Shields, Covington, Ohio. Memorial services for Mr. Loy will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, at Cross Funeral Home, Rev. Don Thomas officiating. There will also be memorial services held 2 p.m. Saturday, September 27, at United Church of Christ in Covington, Ohio. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

LUTTRELL, CARL EDWARD - loving father and grandfather, age 76, of Luttrell, went home to be witih Jesus on Tuesday morning. He was a veteran of World War II, retired from Charles Wells Tile Company. He was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife of 53 years, Eva Kitts Luttrell; parents, Elmer and Ethel Littrell; brother, Willard; and sister, Daphna Strode. Survivors: sons and daughters Carl Dean Luttrell, Jerry Luttrell, Roger Luttrell, and Regina Hardy, all of Luttrell, Eddie Luttrell of Knoxville, and Elizabeth Rush of White Pine; grandsons, Carl Dean Luttrell, Jr., Lee Luttrell and Adam Hardy; granddaughters, Eva Rush, Lora Leland, Tammy Harless, Tonya Graves, Denise and Vanessa Luttrell, Kim Rivers, and Kristie Luttrell; five great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Beeler. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Herbert Jones and Rev. Johnny Beeler officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

MAYFIELD, ALBERT L. - age 73, of West Knoxville, died Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Preceded in death by son, Capt. Larry Allan Mayfield. Member of Concord United Methodist Church and a long-time employee in the federal energy programs in Oak Ridge, retiring after more than 35 years of government service. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Mayfield was a property management officer in the supply division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge operations. In this capacity, he specialized in administering federal programs for the annual redistribution or disposal of several million dollars worth of excess property. Mr. Mayfield's federal career began in 1943 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After participating in the invasion of several South Pacific islands, he was discharged in 1946. Shortly thereafter, he joined the supply division of the Manhattan District, Corps of Engineers, at Oak Ridge. He later worked for DOE's predecessor organizations - the former Atomic Energy Commission and the Energy Research and Development Administration - in managing property and supplies used in federal energy programs. Survivors; wife, Hannah B. Mayfield; son, Art Mayfield, both of Knoxville; granddaughters, Stephanie Wright of Atlanta, Ga., and Susanne Hargrove of Lewisburg, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Larry Wayne Hargrove, Breanne Rochelle Hargrove, both of Lewisburg, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Glenda Mayfield of Knoxville; brothers, Raymond, John D., William A. Jr., and Robert W. Mayfield; sisters, Jennie Lou Haley, Pearl Rogers, Lois Henley, Grace Coffelt, and Doris Murray; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Ron Hammond and Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m Wednesday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

MAPLES, ELIZABETH ''BETTY'' PERSHING - age 78, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, September 15, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of First Baptist Church Bluegrass and attended Redemption Christian Center. She was a registered nurse. Former director of nursing at the original Children's Hospital for over 15 years. Former administrator of Harriman and Sevier County Hospitals. Preceded in death by grandson, Clarence Richard ''Ricky'' Maples II. Survivors, husband of 55 years, Clarence E. Maples; daughter, Clarene Gregory; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard and Carole Maples, Jeff Maples, all of Knoxville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, J.E. Pershing, Jr. of Maryville, W.T. and Alice Pershing of Knoxville; sisters and brother-in-law, Naomi Long, Lydia and James Brady, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Henry Waggoner and Rev. Kelly Kinder officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital, c/o Development Office, P.O. Box, 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010. Family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

SAUCEMAN, CLARENCE H. - age 92, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at Hillcrest-North. Member of Highland Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Effie Dean Sauceman. Survivors: daughters, Dorothy Weaver, Wilma Miller, Wanda Joiner, and Zella Anderson, all of Knoxville, Lois Canupp of Kingston, Tenn., Ruth French of Annapolis, Md.; Linda Waggoner of Elkhart, Ind.; sons, Wendell Sauceman of Youngstown, Ohio, Bill and Jim Sauceman, both of Knoxville; 35 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Selma Overbay, Virginia Ottinger, Zella Bible, Sue Fillers and Nell Galloway, all of Greene County; several nieces and nephews. Service 8 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Charles Lynch, Rev. Clyde Lakin, Rev. Oliver Wolfenbarger officiating. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Gardens 10:45 a.m. Friday for interment service at 11 a.m. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

SCALES, MRS. MABLE LENA (DIAL) -formerly of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, September 14, 1997, in Lebanon, Virginia. Survivors, mother, Wilhelmena Dial Posey; sister, Barbara Jean Dial Neal, Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Nathaniel Dial, Knoxville, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service to be held Friday, September 19. 1997, at 1 p.m. at Russell County Funeral Home, Route 71, Lebanon, Virginia 24266. Announcement by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

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. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Roseberry Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment. Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan and Rev. W.T. Winters officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. Memorials may be made to Smithwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 4914 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge. 

SHEPHERD, ED A. - age 35, of Pigeon Forge, died Monday, September 15, 1997. He was preceded in death by father, Charlie R. Shepherd. Survivors; wife, Lisa Pace Shepherd; parents, Mildred and Lloyd Chambers, Sr.; sisters, Pam Huskey, Liz Fowler and husband, Michael; brothers, Jim Shepherd and wife, Angie, Lloyd Chambers, Jr. and wife, Rheta; nieces and nephews, Sheena, Brandon and Sarah Huskey, Adam and Weston Shepherd, T.C. and Kendyl Chambers. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Rev. Rob McClellan officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday in Henry's Crossroads Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home. 

SKEEN, AUDREY ACCUFF - age 91, passed away 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at N.H.C. Health Care. Long time member of Warwicks Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, John Skeen. Survivors: niece and husband, June and Charles Carson of Knoxville; nephew and wife, Wilbert L. and Edna S. Acuff of Strawberry Plains; step-son, Charles Skeen of Coconut Creek, Fla.; step-daughter, Beatrice Godfield of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. John Wilson officiating. Interment Dyer Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience Thursday at Mynatt's. 

STRICKLAND, ARNOLD LEE - age 68, of Knoxville, died Monday, September 15, 1997. He was a member of Second United Methodist Church and a ceramic tile contractor. Mr. Strickland's survivors include his wife, Beulah; son, Glenn Strickland of Knoxville; brothers, Bobby, Charlie and Donnie of Knoxville, Jimmy and Ray of Nashville; sisters, Wanda Wood, Carolyn Burns, Phyllis Burris, Brenda Tipton, Linda Knight and Shirley Acuff, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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 and sister-in-law, Hazel Northman of Ludington, Mich. 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. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave. 

WATERS, JAMES A. - age 84, of Knoxville, husband of Mildred Waters, departed this life on Monday evening at Hillcrest-West Nursing Home following an illness. Arrangements entrusted, are incomplete and will be announced later by Highland-South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills) 573-7300. 

WEAVER, ARGLE - age 78, of Andersonville, passed away Monday, September 15, 1997. Member of Byrams Fork Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Evelyn Weaver; sister-in-law, Arnie Weaver. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Jack Walker officiating. Family and friends will meet at New Loyston Cemetery for interment service 11 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mynatt's.

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