Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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ALLEN, FRED JACOB - age 81, of Spring City, Tenn., died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville, Tenn. Born in Monticello, N.Y., he moved to the Spring City area 21 years ago from Knoxville, Tenn. He was the owner/operator of Fred J. Allen Moving Company and former owner of White's Auto Store. He was the son of the late Floyd and Charlotte Owens Allen and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in WW II. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Allen; and three sisters, Margaret Durling, Emma Davidson, and Charlotte Cox. Survivors include wife, Louise Allen, Crossville, Tenn.; two daughters, Dawn Geiger, Gainesville, Fla., Judy Weimer, Coca Beach, Fla.; three sons, Paul Allen, Knoxville, Tenn., John Parker, Crossville, Tenn., Kerry Parker, Rockwood, Tenn.; one sister, Lillian A. Conner, Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Fralick officiating. Burial will be in Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements by Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, Tenn. 

BAKER, MRS. EFFIE WILSON - age 88, of Sharps Chapel, passed away 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Academy Baptist Church, Speedwell, for 73 years. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Billie Baker, Maryville; sister, Jessie Monday, Speedwell; grandchildren, Jeff Baker of Dallas, Texas, Katrina Baker, Maryville; dear and special sister-in-law, Jennie Leinart; stepson, Cas Baker, Mountain Home; step-grandchildren, Terry, Barbara, Keith, and Kim Baker; special friends, Zettie Booker, Ima Lewis, Grace Proffitt, Carol Pratt, and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. John Robison, Rev. Joe McCoy officiating. Eulogy by grandson, Jeff Baker. Interment Ousley Cemetery, Sharps Chapel. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

BOWMAN, MRS. MERLE C. - age 83, passed away Sept. 17, 1997, at Serene Manor Medical Center. Preceded in death by her husband, J. David Bowman, who passed away in Florida in 1981 and son, Jim Bowman who passed away in 1985. She was in various civic organizations and was a member of the Church of the Ascension Episcopal. She was affectionately known as Chairman of the Board Emeritus. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Donald F. and Nancy Y. Bowman, who are owners and operators of Serene Manor M.C., also survived by daughter, Elizabeth; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 1997, with Rev. Louis Oats officiating. The family would like to make a special thanks to the employees of Serene Manor and her special CNA Emma Dalton. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

COGBURN, JACK D. - age 71, of Beaver Dam, Ky., formerly of Blount Co., passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, 1997, at Mercy Hospital in Owensboro, Ky. Preceded in death by parents, Otis and Ethel Valentine Cogburn; brother, Burl Cogburn. Survivors: wife, Martha Matlock Cogburn; children, Vickie D. Goins of Maryville, Roger Cogburn of Maryville, Larry Otis Cogburn of Rockford, Sandy Thomas of Maryville, Mickey Cogburn of Rochester, Ky., Tammy Stout of Kentucky, Pam Millsaps of Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Noah of Maryville; brothers, Fred Cogburn, James Cogburn, Harold Cogburn, all of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Glenn Grubb officiating. Interment to follow in Zion Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

CONNER, LELA HOPSON - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Preceded in death by husband of 52 years, William V. Conner. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Judie Conner; grandsons, Eddie and Chris Conner; great-grandchildren, Alex, Shawn and Kristen Conner; half sister, June Swanner and stepsister, Pauline Wilson, all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. John Shawn officiating. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's. 

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. 

DYER, RUTH BRAKEBILL - age 93, of Tampa, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at Carrollwood Care Center in Tampa, Fla. Mrs. Dyer was born in Sweetwater, Tenn. and moved to Tampa, Fla. in 1993. She was a school teacher. Survivors: son, Richard Dyer, Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery Friday at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge of arrangements. 

ESSLINGER, JANICE MILLIGAN - age 57, of Knoxville, died 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at Holston Health Care Center. Member of Oakwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Kylene Clifton; father, Neal Milligan. Survivors: companion, Ron Clark; daughter and son-in-law, Deena and Kajuan Clifton; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Laura Esslinger, Danny and Beth Esslinger; son and girlfriend, Darin Esslinger and Debbie Jones; five grandchildren; mother, Minnie Lane Milligan, all of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Ann Milligan, Florida; brother-in-law and wife, Leon and Nancy Esslinger; niece, Janet Esslinger, all of Knoxville; several other nieces and nephews. Memorial service 8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Ted Huckaby officiating. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

FOUST, LOWELL McKINLEY - age 77, of Kingston, Tenn., passed away at his home Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997. Mr. Foust was retired from Union Carbide in 1985. Mr. Foust was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church in Lake City. Mr. Foust was also a member of the Teamsters Union Local #519. Mr. Foust enjoyed small engine repairs for a hobby. Mr. Foust also served in the United States Air Force. Born in Coal Creek (Lake City) March 18, 1920, to the late Sebra Foust and Ellen Holder Foust. Mr. Foust was also preceded in death by his wife, Lilliam Nance Foust and by a brother, Sebra Foust, Jr. Survivors: son, Bill Foust and his wife, Rhonda of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Linda McKamey and husband, Harold of Kingston, Tenn.; grandchildren, Dusty, Cody, and Cole Foust; brothers, Dr. Elmer Foust and wife, Amry of Georgia, Carl Foust of California, Kenneth Foust and wife, Dorothy of Clinton, Tenn.; sister, Avenell Heatherly and husband, Herbert of Jefferson City, Tenn. Services will be Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8:30 p.m. in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Ambrose and Rev. Dewey Brown officiating. Graveside service will be held Friday, at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 Friday morning at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday evening. McCarty-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

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. 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. 

HENDERSON, ANNA LEE - age 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997. Survivors: two sons, Ray and Bill Henderson; two grandsons and two great-grandsons. Family and friends will meet Friday at Lynnhurst for a 1 p.m. graveside service. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

HUFF, JOHN PAYNE - age 75, husband of Addie Huff, of Harrogate, Tenn. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Harrogate Cemetery with Rev. Donnie Foxx presiding. Music by Donnie Foxx and Earl Sumpter. Pallbearers: friends of the family. Arrangements by Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

IRVIN, CLYDE - age 54, husband of Peggy Irvin, of Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Wayne Epperson officiating. Music by the Goins Family and the Going Home Boys. Burial Irvin Family Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Gulley, Jerry Harris, Chester, Herbert, Junior, and Ernie Irvin. Honorary pallbearers: Perry Irvin, Doug Lamb, Rick Irvin. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

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. 

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. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

MANIS, HORACE (JUNE) - age 77, of North Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Retired after 42 years service from Tennessee Mill and Mine. Member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. Veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by parents, Horace H. Manis, Sr. and Elizabeth Brooks Manis; brother, Robert; and sisters, Elizabeth, Estelle, and Lucy. He was a devoted and loving husband for 57 years to his wife, Trula Arnold Manis. Other survivors include: son, Charles Austin Manis, Tampa, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Phil Gregory, Roxboro, N.C.; grandchildren, Kristin and Kira Gregory; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Charles Mattson and Rev. Karen Albers officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday at Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday before the service at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

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. Pallbearers: Charlie Durham, Bill Hatmaker, Lee Thompson, Scott Wright, James Hargrove and Billy-Jo Campbell. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

McNAUGHTON, RAYMOND E. - age 69, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sept. 15, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center after a lengthy illness with cancer. Mr. McNaughton was the owner of Ray's BP Service Station in Oak Ridge. Before moving to Oak Ridge, he had retired from Goodyear Atomic Corp., in Piketon, Ohio. Mr. McNaughton was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a member of Masonic Lodge #756 in Oak Ridge and of the Kerbela Shrine Temple in Knoxville. He was born January 18, 1928, in Webster, Ohio, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Preceded in death by his parents and by a son, Michael R. McNaughton who passed away March 17, 1997. Mr. McNaughton is survived by his wife, Margaret McNaughton of Oak Ridge; daughters, Cathy E. Wallace and her husband, Phillip of Oak Ridge, Cheryl A. McNaughton of Oak Ridge; son, James A. McNaughton and his wife, Lisa of Oak Ridge; grandsons, Jeremy McNaughton and Christopher Wallace, both of Oak Ridge, Heath McNaughton of Waverly, Ohio. The funeral will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge with the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with full military honors at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-7:30 Friday at Calvary Baptist Church. The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, foundation for Cumberland Oncology, P.O. Box 2529, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-2529. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements. 

MINTON, PHILIP F., JR. - 69, of Kingsport, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at the V.A. Medical Center. He was a musician and a lover of bluegrass music. He wrote many songs and played with several bands earlier in his life. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Minton of the home; four daughters, Linda Ray, Phyllis Hughes, Dr. Billie Minton and Elizabeth Barrett, all of Kingsport, Tenn.; granddaughter, Stephanie Paige Minton of the home; six other grandchildren; one great-grandson; four sisters, Juanita Fields, Kingsport, Tenn, Nataleen Hadad, Knoxville, Gaynell Huddleston, Kingsport, Tenn., Christine Miles, Florence, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel downtown. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with Pastor Frank Herbert officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at Oak Hill Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, c/o Holston Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662. 

MOFFETT, JOHN CARROLL, JR. - departed this life Tuesday, September 16th., 1997, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a graduate of Austin High School Class of 1937. A WWII Veteran. He graduated from Knoxville College in 1947 with a bachelor's degree. Knoxville relatives left to cherish his memories: sister and brothers-in-law, Patricia Moffett (James) and Allen Taylor; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral service to be held Friday, September 19th., 1997, in Cleveland, Ohio, Boyd and Son Funeral Home, 2165 East 89th. Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 in charge of arrangements. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

POE, JOHN PATRICK (J.P.) - age 71, of Dandridge, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of Knoxville following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

ROBINSON, EMMA JEAN - of 820 Spruce Street, Knoxville, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 17th., 1997, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church. She was an employee of the Recreation Department of the City of Knoxville. Survivors: devoted companion, Robert Gayden; uncle, Mack Walker, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Arta Mae and Ann Thaxton and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins to include, the Prater, the Taylor, and the McPherson Families and a host of other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends Friday evening at Jarnigan's Chapel from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Interment to be held 10 am Saturday Morning at Martel Cemetery, Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

ROLLEN, WILLIAM HARRIS - age 94, Elem Hill Dr., Clinton, passed away Wednesday, at Methodist Medical Center. Born November 30, 1902, in Grandview, Texas. Retire school teacher in Pearson, Ga. and Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Member of First Baptist Church in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., where for 26 years he served as Sunday School teacher and Training Union teacher. Graduate of University of Georgia. Mr. Rollen was an avid gardener and woodworker, and had a love of reading. Member of Frisco City, Fla. Masonic Lodge. Former county agent of Webster County, Ga. Survivors: wife, Evelyn Rollen of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, William ''Bill'' and Joyce Rollen, Jr. of Claxton, Hubert Y. and Ann Rollen of Clinton and James H. Rollen of Jacksonville, N.C.; daughter, Dean Barbieri of Lakeworth, Fla.; first wife ''Mother of Children'', Ann Y. Rollen of Williston, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Spraggins of Destin, Fla.; a very special friend, Reba P. Terry of Starke, Fla. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Holley-Gamble Chapel. Interment 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

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. 

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. 

SPRINKLE, ANDY L. - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at his home. Member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. He was the owner of Padd Letter Service and a WWII Marine Veteran. He had traveled all over the South and overseas for Lay Witness Missions for over 30 years. Survived by wife, Dorothy J. Sprinkle; sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Teresa Sprinkle, Alan and Susan Sprinkle; daughter, Betty Lynn Sprinkle; grandchildren, Jonathan, Daniel, Gabriel, Arielle, Joel, Scott, and Tim Sprinkle; great-grandson, Alan-Michael Sprinkle; brothers, Richard and Harold Sprinkle; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 7 p.m. Friday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church with Rev. David Smith officiating. Family and friends will meet at McCarty Mortuary 9:45 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 10:30 a.m. committal service. Pallbearers: Jonathan, Daniel, Gabriel, Scott and Tim Sprinkle, Kenny and Brian DeBusk, and John Glass. Honorary pallbearers: Youth of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church Friday. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

THOMPSON, EVAN SPENCER - at a young 15, departed this life to go to a greater place. He left in great spirits. Behind he left his loving parents, William and Rose Thompson. He regrets he had to leave his best friend and sister, Allison Thompson. To many special people he would have liked to say good-bye; grandmothers, Mary Gillispie and Willadean Willis; uncles, Junior (Mitchelyn) Thompson, Samuel Baker, Lewis Thompson, Terry (Belinda) Thompson, Levi (Margaret) Willis, Clifford Willis, Ernest Willis, Robert Willis and Joe (Euna) Willis and Sandford Willis; aunts, Bonnie (Michael) Kirby, Sarah Jones, Susan (Rutledge) James, Elaine (Spruell) Driver, Nashville, Tenn., Michelle Willis, and Tonya Willis; great-uncle, Clifford (Rose) Gilyard, Michigan; a host of cousins, Katrina Moran; devoted friends and families who touched his life along the way: the Berry family, the Willis family, Mary Marr, Elaine and Greg Anderson, Bob and Bobbie Ward, Couch Brian Hartsell, Coach Lee Henson, Coach Judy Lett, Coach Gary Mashburn; special friends, Aaron Childs, Jonathan Mayfield, Eric Jackson, Dustin Lewis, Adrian Halls, Holly Hutson, Tara McCroskey, and the numerous classmates, faculty, and staff of the Karns family. Special blessings to the U.T. Medical Center Emergency Room staff, Chaplain services and the Pediatric Staff. Psalms 121:1,8: ''I will lift up mine eyes until the hills which cometh my held. Thy shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in and this time forth and forever more.'' Knowing he was loved and will be missed, Evan appreciates all that he was blessed with and the blessings he gave to others. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Karns High School Athletic Dept., Att. Tommy Everett, 2710 Byington Solway Road, Knoxville, TN 37931. Pallbearers will be members of the Karns High School family. Receiving of friends and family will be from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, with services following, Rev. O.W. Willis, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave. 

WALLER, MILDRED WISHON - age 75, passed away September 14, 1997, in Troy, Michigan. Widow of Elmer Waller. Survived by son, Jack L. Waller; daughter, Mrs. Robert Pfifle; granddaughter, Mrs. Patrick Megerty, all of Michigan; brother, Charles Wishon of Michigan and sister, Mrs. Macy L. Arnwine of Knoxville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at Grove Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Rev. Clyde Haynes and Rev. Ralph Clowers officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at Bookwalter Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WATERS, JAMES A. - age 84, departed this life on Monday evening at Hillcrest-West Nursing Facility following an illness. A lifelong native of Knoxville. He was a retired maintenance engineer from The Medical Arts Building. He was a devoted member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, having held the office of elder and trustee. He was also a member of Carpenter's Local #50 and served as past union secretary. Born into this world the son of the late William and Belle Browder Waters and preceded in death by two brothers, William B. and Cecil Waters. James leaves behind to mourn his passing: devoted and caring wife, Mildred Stacy Waters; daughter and son-in-law, Jamesetta Waters Lewis and Charles H. Lewis, Sr., Dayton, Ohio; brother, Ernest Waters; sisters-in-law, Erma B. Waters, Irene B. Waters; grandchildren, Charles H. Lewis, Jr. and wife, Natasha of Dayton, Ohio, Stacy Lewis Zaire and husband, Imani of Dayton, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Nakristia Bass, Christopher Bass, Taylor Renee Lewis and Malik Zaire, all of Dayton, Ohio; two speical nieces, Beatrice Moore and Cecelia Waters. James Waters is also survived by a host of other nieces and nephews. Family members, church family, and people in the community who knew him. Love and charity were shared with him and his family by Mildred H. Kelso, Kent Waters, William Kerr, James Craig, and Debbie Sutton. The homegoing service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Highland South Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Askew officiating. Entombment will follow at the Highland-South Cemetery, formerly Holly Hills. The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel, Saturday from 12-1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shiloh Presbyterian Church for the preservation of the church and grounds. Arrangements entrusted to Highland-South Funeral Home, 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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