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ANDERSON, DONALD R. - age 69, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, September 18, 1997, at his home. He was a member and deacon of Grace Baptist Church of Dandridge and a former employee of Lay Packing Co. Survived by wife, Pauline Anderson of Jefferson City; daughter, Sharon Fox of Oak Ridge; sons, Dwane and Bill Anderson of Knoxville, Mike Anderson of Morristown; five grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Dennis of Tullahoma, Hulah Gibson of Maryville, Delite Grisby of Morristown, Audrey Pedigo and Wanda Alexander of Sweetwater; brother, Billy Anderson of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Edie Corbin and Rev. Byron Chambers and the hospice group. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Grace Baptist Church of Dandridge with Rev. Jim Smith and Eddie Trent officiating. Interment 1:30 p.m. Saturday, East View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home. 

BAILEY, KAREN SUE - age 38, of Clinton, Tenn., died Wednesday at her home. She was a member of Norris Baptist Church, Norris, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Carol Housley. Survivors include her husband, David R. Bailey; one son, Chris Bailey of Clinton; mother, Joyce Pointer Housley of Norris, Tenn.; two sisters, Tena Rollins of Texas, Debra Wallace of Sevierville, Tenn.; two brothers, Carl Edward Housley of Los Angeles, Calif., Jimmy Housley of Norris, Tenn.; grandmother, Cora Pointer of Indiana and mother and father-in-law, Pless and Faustine Bailey of Clinton, Tenn. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Joe Bridges officiating. Burial 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, 1997, at Anderson Memorial Garden. Arrangements by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. 

BLACKWELL, JOANN - age 56, passed away Thursday, September 18, 1997. Member of Trinity Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seymour. Survivors: husband, Robert ''Bob'' Blackwell; daughter, Robin Dwin James; grandchildren, Latisha A. James, Christopher E. Maples; cousin, Pat Poe. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday, September 19, 1997, Berry Funeral Home Chapel. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

BOSTIC, EARL BRUCE - age 74, of Harrogate, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, September 18, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Born, March 6, 1923, in Anthus, Tennessee. He was a member of Arthur United Methodist Church, a Mason, attended Union College and entered VI Program U.S. Naval Corps Reserve in 1942 and served until 1966 in active reserve with Rank of Lt. Commander. Employed by Auto Owners Insurance Company in Lansing, Mich. Preceded in death by parents, Howard Roscoe and Stella K. Bruce Bostic; stepmother, Naomi M. Bostic and the mother of his children, Irene McIntyre Bostic. Survivors: wife, Christine Marsee Williamson Bostic, Harrogate, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Linda Bostic, Lapeer, Mich; daughters, Denise Bostic, Royal Oak, Mich., Margaret Bostic Kutek and husband, Gerald, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; brothers, H. Ralph Bostic and wife, Ruby, Frankfort, Ohio, Paul E. Bostic and wife, Bertie, Clinton, Tenn., Edward P. Bostic and wife, Faye, LaFollette, Tenn.; sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Helen) Bostic Slater, Athens, Ohio, Mrs. Kenneth (Martha) Bostic Dossett, LaFollette, Tenn.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; step-sons, J. Scott Williamson and wife, Penny, Leslie P. Williamson and wife, Angela, all of Corbin, Ky.; six step-granddaughters, a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services 8 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 1997, at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Don Thomas officiating. Music by Linda Ogan Smiddy. Graveside services 2 p.m., Marsee Cemetery. Pallbearers: Johnny Bill Coleman, Jadon Gibson, Thomas Coe, Jack Francisco, Adam and Paul E. Bostic, Jr. Honorary pallbearers: Tom Epperson, Sam Bowman, John and Dale Epperson, Dr. George Day and Dr. Randall Willis. Family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel 869-3651 or 626-4249. 

CLARK, EDWARD WAYNE - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 1997. He served as both deacon and elder at Lake Forest Presbyterian Church. He was employed by South Central Bell for 31 years. Survivors: wife, Betty Clark; daughters and sons-in-law, Candy and Lance McCoy, Christie and Ed Irvin; grandchildren, Wendy, Clark, Chris and Will Witherow, Megan, Marty and Mandy Irvin; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Clyde Huffaker; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Stewart White officiating. Friends may call at their convenience Friday after 10 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Lake Forest Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 714 E. Lake Forest Dr., Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends following the services. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

COLEBANK, LAWRENCE O. - age 91, of Knoxville, died Thursday, September 11, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Second Presbyterian Church. Official classifier of the American Guernsey Cattle Club. Graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1928. Following graduation he was a UT Department of Agriculture faculty member for 26 years, specializing in 4-H work in dairy science. Preceded in death by wife, Edith H. Colebank; brothers, Andrew and John Colebank. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Ann C. (Chica) and Christopher L. Sholes of Knoxville and Portland, Maine; grandson, Lawrence C. Cromwell of Providence, R.I.; granddaughters and husband, Kimberly and Vince Garcia of Dallas, Texas, Cynthia H.S. Cromwell of Washington, D.C.; sister, Mrs. Aline Walker of Englewood, Tenn.; sister-in-law and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Herring of Huntsville, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Arnold B. Lovell officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital, % Development Office, P.O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

DRINNON, JAMES WILLIAM THOMAS (LUCY) - age 83, of 711 Bell Rd., Morristown, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Drinnon was born on Oct. 11, 1913, in Hancock County. He was a Naval veteran of WWII and was a member of VFW Post 5266. He was retired from Berkline and was a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. John and Mattie Drinnon; and sisters, Winnie Helton and Mae Livesay. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mildred Goan Drinnon; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Glen (Rooster) Harrell, Morristown; sons and daughters-in-law, James Donald and Margie Drinnon, Dover, Tenn., and Johnny L. and Gwen Drinnon, Morristown; sister, Juanita Denny and brother, Kyle Drinnon, both of Minier, Ill.; grandchildren, Michael Harrell, Sherrie Murray and Ashton Drinnon, all of Morristown, Brent Harrell, Jefferson City, Alan Drinnon, Dandridge, and Donna Warfield, Springfield, Tenn. Other survivors include four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ella Mae Goan and Lucille Cross; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church with Revs. Jay Ferguson, Hubert Bunch and Eugene White officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service. Military graveside services conducted by VFW Post 5266 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Liberty Hill UMC Cemetery Trust Fund. 

EDDS, MARY B. - age 82, of Tazewell, Tenn., was born February 16, 1915, and passed away September 17, 1997, at the Claiborne County Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Lon Edds Sr. of Tazewell, Tenn.; son, Lon Edds Jr. of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; daughter, Jane Edds of Kingsport, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Charles Fowler of Brewster, N.Y.; brother, Jess Breeding of Tazewell, Tenn.; grandchildren, Bill Fowler of Hollywood, Md., Jill Edds of Knoxville; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, September 19, 1997, with funeral services to follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Overholt officiating. Pallbearers: Charles Edds, Mike Perry, Mike Fugate, Joe Lewis, Clyde Breeding, Bill Fowler, Bob Fugate, Ray Bright. Burial 11 a.m. Saturday in the Liberty Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

ELLIOTT, WARREN JOHN - age 76, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at his home. A U.S. Army veteran, he attained rank of sgt. during World War II. Retired postal clerk with Concord Post Office. Survivors: wife, Jacqueline C. Elliott; brother and sister-in-law, John and Nancy Elliott of Wood River, Ill.; sister, Doris Lee Hatfield of New Port Richey, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Darin, Jody, Jamie and Casey; sister-in-law, Yvonne Couture of Clamant, France; also the Drainer, Eyers and Kanalakan families of U.S.A., Prins, Boulesteix, Velluet, Cholot, Cazade, Mirville and Perrot families of France. Friends will meet Friday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Full military honors by Volunteer State Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Carmichael, Tom Carey, Allen Caring, Robert Dussan, Bob Lyman and Horbert Neeley. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

ELLIS, INFANT TYLER ALEXANDER - age 7 months, Smyrna, Ga., passed away September 16, 1997. He is survived by parents, father, James Allen Ellis, formerly of Clinton; mother, Karen E. Spears Ellis, formerly of Knoxville; brother, Christopher Alan Ellis; and older brothers and sisters; devoted grandparents, Berlin Ellis, Clinton, Tenn., James and Marjorie Spears, Knoxville; many devoted uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends 1-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Sentertown Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service to follow at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Montrose Streeter officiating. Interment Spears Family Cemetery, 7136 Millertown Pike. The body may be viewed after 3 p.m. at Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

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. 

HENDERSON, ANNA LEE - age 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997. Survivors: two sons, Ray and Bill Henderson; one grandson, one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters. 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. 

JONES, HUGH ''BUD'' - age 79, of Louisville, died 8 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a member of Ballards Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Jones was a farmer his whole life. Preceded in death by parents, Romeo and Eva Jones; and sister, Beulah Jones. Survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale L. and June Jones, Billy S. and Irene Jones, all of Louisville; sister, Nell Galbrath of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Tommy Deal of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Robert McCullough officiating. Family and friends will assemble 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballards Chapel Cemetery for interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ballards Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Mike Hicks. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

LIVESAY, MRS. ADDIE PRUITT - age 73, of Harrogate, Tenn. was born July 15, 1924, passed away on September 16, 1997, at U.T. Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Pruitt and sister, Barbara Louise Pruitt. Survived by husband, Taylor Livesay of Harrogate, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, James and Margy Livesay of Harrogate, Tenn.; granddaughter, Lisa Livesay of Harrogate, Tenn.; mother, Katie Moyers Pruitt of West Palm Beach, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Pearlie Pruitt, Jr., Roy and Wilma Pruitt, all of Dayton, Ohio; sister, Martha Trammell of Keokee, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Odessa and Thomas Camp of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sisters, Polly Resch of Chardon, Ohio, Patsy Feiel of Lakeland, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 1997, Coffey Funeral Home, Harrogate. Rev. Conley Leach officiating. Singing by the First Apostolic Church Choir. Burial in the Harrogate Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home in Harrogate, Tenn. 

MINTON, PHILIP F. JR. - 69, of Kingsport, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at the VA Medical Center. Mr. Minton was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He retired from Smith Mechanical Contractors of Kingsport. Mr. Minton was a member of the Trinity Church of the Brethern in Blountville, Tenn. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Kingsport Chapter #38. He was also a member of Fraternal Order of Police, Burgess Mills Lodge #11, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Kingsport Aerie #3141, Loyal Order of Moose, Kingsport Lodge #972, International Secretary-Treasurers Association Order of United Commercial Travelers of America and United Commercial Travelers, Kingsport Council #749. He was a lover of bluegrass music and had written many songs and had played with several bands earlier in his life. Mr. Minton was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Lou Minton, Dec. 1993; parents, P.F. Minton Sr., June 1979, and Martha Ellen Miller Minton, June 1986. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Minton of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Dean (Linda) Ray, Kingsport, Phyllis Hughes, Kingsport, Dr. Billie Jo Minton of the home, and Elizabeth (Libby) Minton-Barrett, Kingsport; granddaughter, Stephanie Paige Minton of the home; six other grandchildren; one great-grandson; four sisters, Juanita Fields, Kingsport, Nataleen Hadad, Knoxville, Gaynell Huddleston, Kingsport, and 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 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 16, 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 include a sister Mrs. (Jim) Pat Moffett Berry; brother-in-law, Allen Taylor; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral service to be held Friday, September 19, 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. 

NEWMAN, CAROL ANN - age 58, of Knoxville, passed away at 12:42 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her father, James Everett Fields; stepfather, H.R. Burns; and stepsister, Betty Phibbs. Survivors include mother, Estelle Burns of Knoxville; husband, William I. Newman; stepson, William I. Newman, Jr. of Knoxville; stepdaughters, Jackie Ann Newman of Knoxville, Debbie Newman Housley and Judy Newman Hausmann, both of Atlanta, Ga.; eight grandchildren; stepbrothers, Douglas Burns of Rock Island, Ill., Rankin ''Buster'' Burns of Maiden, N.C., Ken Burns of Knoxville; step-sisters, Stella Hurst of Maryville and Virginia Barger of Knoxville; numerous nieces and nephews and her special friend, Margaret Hockaday. Church funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with the body to lie in state of 30 minutes prior Saturday, September 20, 1997, at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Fox and Rev. Bennie Miller officiating. Interment to follow service at Highland South (formerly Holly Hills). The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, September 19, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Temple Baptist Church, 1700 W. Beaver Creek Drive, Powell, TN 37849. Pallbearers: Robert Perry, Seth London, Frank Stiles, Bill Van Earwage, Homer McCuiston and John Burns. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

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. He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was a retired prominent farmer of Jefferson Co. Son of the late Buford and Florence Miller Poe. Survivors: sisters, Kathleen Poe, Imogene Russell, Mrs. Byrl (Mildred) Kyte, Sarah Ruth Poe, Mrs. Paul (Betty) Franklin; nieces, Mrs. Ronnie (Pat) Boyd, Mrs. Kaye Noonkesser, Mrs. Mark (Kellie) Strange, Miss Jama Franklin; nephews, Steve Kyte, Daryl Kyte, James Franklin; great-nieces, Angie Boyd-Keck, Lisa Noonkesser; great-nephews, Lance Noonkesser, Jordan Strange. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Hollifield officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Building Fund, % Lorene White, 784 Cherokee Dr., Dandridge, TN 37725. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday evening, Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge. 

ROLLEN, WILLIAM HARRIS - age 94, Elem Hill Dr., Clinton, passed away Wednesday, at Methodist Medical Center. Born November 30, 1902, in Grandview, Texas. Retired 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. and wife, Judy 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 with Rev. Joe Bridges officiating. Interment 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. 

RUSSELL, BARBARA JEAN - age 59, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday morning, September 16, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Lillie WeHunt Russell; brother, Paul David Russell; sister, Wilma Shumate. Survivors: daughter, Coleen Gill of Antioch, Tenn.; sister, Sue Summey of Marietta, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Jane Russell of Maryville; four nieces and nephews. The body was cremated and a memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 1997, at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Tom Compton officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

SLATER, HANNAH DEVER DEAROLF - age 86, of Knoxville, died Thursday, September 18, 1997, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. She was a former resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Butler, Pa. Preceded in death by husbands, Harry A. Dearolf, Sr. and F. Patrick Slater. Survivors include son, Ronald and daughter-in-law, Lois Dearolf; granddaughters, Sharon Dearolf and Nancy Dearolf, all of Knoxville; grandson, David Dearolf and his wife Gail of Nashville; special niece, June Ortmann and her husband Leonard of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and dear friends, Joanne Chapman and Paula Millsaps, both of Knoxville. A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Good Samaritan, 423 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Burial will be in Pittsburgh at North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

SMITH, DENNIS - age 76, of Middlesboro, husband of Frankie B. Smith, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at the Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital. A native of Harlan, he had been a resident of Middlesboro since 1940. He was the son of the late Herbert C. Smith and the late Edna Hall Smith. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lusella Smith Ackermann. He served in World War II as a first lieutenant with the United States Army in North Africa and Italy, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He has been an independent coal mine owner and operator in Southeast, Ky., and East Tennessee since the 1940s. He was most recently a partner in Hall Land and Mining Co., Harlan, and was president of Benle Coal Corp. He was a well known political figure for many years, both locally and statewide. He was a member of the Bell Co. Democratic Executive Committee, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1960. He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church for many years, serving on the vestry, and as senior warden. He was a graduate of Tennessee Military Institute, and also a graduate of the University of Tennessee. In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Mary Edna Smith Blackmon; son-in-law, William B. Blackmon, both of Middlesboro; granddaughter, Leslie B. Dalglish, and grandson-in-law, Jeof Dalglish, St. Paul, Minn.; grandson, Benjamin C. Blackmon, Knoxville, Tenn.; great-granddaughters, Emily Dalglish and Olivia Dalglish, St. Paul, Minn.; an aunt, Bess S. Livsey, Charleston, W. Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service with communion will be held at St. Mary's Epsicopal Church, Middlesboro at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20 with the Rev. Dr. Desmond Francis presiding. Burial will be at the Resthaven Cemetery, Harlan. Pallbearers will be the vestry of St. Mary's. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at the Shumate Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 131 Edgewood Dr., Middlesboro, KY 40965. Arrangements by Shumate Funeral Home. 

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. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3839 Buffat Mill Rd., Knoxville, TN 37914. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

TAYLOR, GLEN ERNEST - age 80, of Maryville, died Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at Asbury Acres. He was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, a veteran of World War II, was retired from ALCOA and a member of the 25 Year Service Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Joe Taylor; and parents, Ernest C. and Jonnie McCully Taylor. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, E.L. and Wanda McKeel, Charles and Dorothy McKeel, all of Maryville; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Hugh Junkin of Maryville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Barbara Taylor of Maryville, Lloyd and Barbara Taylor of Montana. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at Magnolia Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Kevin Frederick officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

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, Coach 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 unto the hills from which cometh my help....Thy shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from 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 U.T. Children's Services, 4 East Children's Pavilion. 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. 

TINDELL, GLORIA ''COOKIE'' - age 67, of Knoxville, died Thursday, September 18, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Preceded in death by mother, Trula Ellis Wright; father, John Edward Wright, Sr.; and brother, John Edward Wright, Jr. Survivors: husband, Frank H. Tindell, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Kim Tindell of North Carolina; grandchildren, Christie and Dan Tindell of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, David E. and Terry Wright of Sevierville; and many loving friends and relatives. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers: William Sartin, William Deal, Charles Watson, Jr., David Allen Wright and Gregg Wright. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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