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|ADKINSON, FRANK V. - age 90, of St. Louis, Mo., died Wednesday,
September 10, 1997, at his home. He was a former resident of Knoxville,
Tenn. and Chattanooga, Tenn. He attended Bearden United Methodist Church
and Colonial Heights United Methodist Church while residing in Knoxville.
He was retired from the Sanford-Day/Marmon Transmotive Co. of Knoxville.
Born March 18, 1907, in Long Beach, Calif. He was raised in Tucson, Arizona
and was a graduate of the University of Arizona. He is survived by his
wife, Lucy Adkinson; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanruie and David Neil;
son, Robert Adkinson; granddaughters, Brenda Beckler and Teresa Neil; sister,
Helen Sullivan. Graveside service was held on September 15, 1997, in St.
Louis, Mo. Memorials may be made to Word for Living, P.O. Box 30519, Knoxville,
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. Graveside services 2 p.m., Marsee Cemetery, Rev. Don Thomas officiating. 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. Arrangements by Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel 869-3651 or 626-4249.
CAMERON, FAE D. - age 86, of South Knoxville, passed away Thursday, September, Sept. 18, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Graystone Presbyterian Church and member of Betty Dawson Sunday School Class and Presbyterian Womens Association. She was an avid sports fan. Preceded in death by husband, Don Hampton Cameron, Sr. Survivors: children, Don H. Cameron, Jr. and wife, Janet, Ronald D. and wife, Debbie, Darrell and wife, Sharon, Leslie Burnette and husband, Mike, Cindy Ogle and husband, Bud; grandchildren, Stanton, Darrell, Chad, Odessa, Veronica, Anna Leslie, Zachary, Tyler and Darin Cameron, Kim Richardson, Allison Burnette, Kelly Goolsby, Candace Baldwin; one great-granddaughter, Lauren Richardson; sister, Mae Doyle; brother-in-law, Carroll Parker. Funeral 4 p.m. Sunday, Graystone Presbyterian Church, Rev. Mark L. Knisley officiating. Interment: New Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Graystone Presbyterian Church Children's Ministry, 139 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920. Pallbearers: Darrell Cameron, Darin Cameron, Stanton Cameron, Chad Cameron, Jim Richardson, Charlie Witt, Mark Witt. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Graystone Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
CHRISTIE, MILDRED SLOAN - age 82, widow of Delbert Christie, of 202 Hill Street, Vonore, formerly of Muncie, Ind., passed away Friday morning, Sept. 19, 1997, at her home. Preceded in death by parents, John L. and Minnie Kilpatrick Sloan; five sisters; four brothers. Survivors: sister, Alice Sloan; brother, Gene Sloan, both of Vonore; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Monday at Vonore Baptist Cemetery for graveside service and interment, Rev. Robert D. Moore officiating. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge.
COLVIN, MRS. HAZEL M. - age 94, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 1997. Mrs. Colvin was preceded in death by two daughters, Mildred Nessen and Maxine TenHoppen. Survivors include husband, W.T. Colvin; children, Esther Sehr of Wyoming, Edward (Marion) Weeks of Sand Lake, Orville (Arlene) Weeks of Wyoming, Bobby (Barbara) Weeks of Cedar Springs, Eleanor Tudoe of Illinois, William Weeks of Ravenna, Gordon Stanley of Standale, Joseph (Sharon) Dressler of Wayland, Gerald (Nancy) Green of Grand Rapids; two sons-in-law, Clare TenHoppen of Wyoming and Joseph Nessen of Boyne City; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mable Swander of Florida; stepdaughter and husband, Patti and Michael Magidovitch of Maryville; three step-granddaughters, Jenny Magidovitch of Maryville, Lynne Stone of South Carolina, Vicki Waite of England; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tyson and Marie Colvin of Maryville, Jack and Ann Colvin of Maryville; and sister and brother-in-law, Woodrow and Pauline Brock of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. There will be a 1 p.m. graveside service Tuesday at Grandview Cemetery with the Rev. Russ Maples officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home.
DANIEL, PATSY - age 53, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997. Member of F.O.E. Arie #4096 Auxilary. She was co-owner of 11-W Market. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Garner. Survivors: husband, Jesse K. Daniel; children, Belinda Wolfenbarger, Patty Byrge, Michelle Wikle, Jamie Tibbett; stepchildren, Angela Smith, Rusty Daniel, Cissy J. Salsgiver; eight grandchildren; sisters, Aileen Cureton, Patricia G. Pendelton, Mary Wilson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at 8 p.m. at Berry Chapel with Rev. Phillip Murphy officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rutledge Pike Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday before the service at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
DIPPEL, NORVAL CHRISTOPHER ''BUDDY'', SR. - age 74, of LaFollette, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Oak Ridge, and was a deacon for 25 years. He was owner of Four Leaf Coal Company, Inc. for 35 years, located in Clairfield. Mr. Dippel was a member of Board of Reclamation from 1973-1976. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Rose Dippel and brother, George Dippel. Survivors: wife, Coleen Zinn Dippel; sons and daughters-in-law, Norval C. Dippel, Jr., Rev. Martin and Joyce Dippel, all of LaFollette; daughter and son-in-law, Shawnee and Dr. Michael Douglas, Chattanooga; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ashley Douglas and Amber Marie Douglas, Dusty Benjamine Dippel and Christie Rose-Marie Dippel, Christopher Martin Dippel; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Cross Funeral Home, Elder Robert and Ann Stuck and Pastor Tony McAfee officiating. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
DYKES, TEMPLE - age 74, of Seymour, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
FORD, DONNIE ''MAMAW'' - age 89, of South Knoxville, passed away Sept. 19, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Member of TEL Sunday School class and worked in the church nursery. Survivors: sons, Parnick, Dan, and J.T. Rogers; grandchildren, Laura F. Rogers, Alan L. Rogers, Lori Warren and husband, Doug, Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Lee Doss, Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Berry Chapel, Rev. George Hollander and Rev. Gene Fleming officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Monday Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
FOSTER, ESSIE LEE STRONG - of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 19, 1997, at University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital. She was born January 2, 1920, in Elberton, Ga. Her parents were the late Jerros and Essie DeBose Strong. She was a faithful member of the Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memories: daughter, Patricia A. Littlejohn; sons and daughters-in-law, John B. Foster, Jr. (Mamosa) and Kenneth E. Foster (Melody), all of Knoxville; three sisters, Flenora Strong, Athaleen Strong, Kathaleen Strong; one brother, Murphy Strong (Eugenia), all of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois McKinney (Robert), Mary Ruth Mathis (Robert), Pearlie Strong, Willean Cullom (Robert), all of Knoxville, Samuel Gordon of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Chelita Kenyatta (Kamau), Shaunna Foster, Nikiki Littlejohn, John Foster III, Kenneth Foster, Jr., Charles Foster, Kenta Foster, Nia Littlejohn, Kareen Foster, all of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Whitney Littlejohn, Kenneth Foster, TaJohn Foster, Nailah Littlejohn, all of Knoxville; aunt, Lillie Howard, Decatur, Ga.; devoted niece and nephew, George and Myra Howard and family of Louisville, Ky.; devoted friends, Shirley Rowans, Janelle Spentz, and Edward Terrell of Knoxville; a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins, and many devoted friends. The family will receive friends Monday, September 22, at 11:30 a.m. at Payne Avenue Baptist Church with funeral service to follow at 12 noon, Pastor Richard S. Brown officiating. Interment Knoxville National Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
GARNER, CULLIE WILLIAMS - 72, died Saturday, Sept. 20th. A native of Tullahoma, Tenn., Mrs. Garner was a former secretary for the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Activities director with Mayview Convalescent Center and a bank teller with Wachovia from which she retired. A volunteer at Rex Hospital and Rex Convalexent Center, she was also a longtime member and Sunday School teacher at Forest Hills Baptist Church. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Hills Baptist Church with Dr's. Larry Harper and Malcolm Tolbert officiating. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. Surviving are her husband, Gladston R. Garner; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald W. and Vickie Garner of Talbott, Tenn., Daniel F. and Cheryl Garner of Wake Forest, Timothy B. and Denise Garner of Raleigh; brothers, Judson Garner, George Garner, and Charles Garner of Tullahoma, Tenn.; sisters, Ella Ruth Garner and Winell Pittenger of Tullahoma, Jemima Baughman of Manchester, Tenn., and Lib Hastings of Lansing, Ill. Mrs. Garner is also survived by her grandchildren, Aaron, Andrew, and Adam Garner of Talbott, Tenn., Nathan, Benjamin, Jonathan, Rachel, Michael, Stephen, Rebecca, Joseph, Isaac, Miriam, and Samuel Garner of Wake Forest, N.C., and David, Lee, Scott, and Susanne Garner of Raleigh, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Funeral Home, Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Garner to: Think First Foundation of Wake County, Inc., P.O. Box 19692, Raleigh, NC 27619-9692 and to Forest Hills Baptist Church, 201 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.
GRAY, MOLLIE KATHRYN - age 85, of LaFollette, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, at Baptist Hospital, Knoxville. She was a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church, Powell Valley Family and Community Education Club. Preceded in death by husband, Amos Gray; son, C.A. Gray; one granddaughter; three great-granddaughters. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, James and Lovada Gray, Lexington, Ky., Roy and Jane Gray, Lexington, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Jerry Musick, LaFollette, Louise and Gene Davis, LaFollette; daughter-in-law, Carol Gray, Ashland, Ky.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, R.L. Slyger, Jack Slyger; sisters, Lillie Looney, Cordia Fields, Geneva Davis, Virginia Combs, Margaret Blair; sister-in-law, Evie Engle; brother-in-law, Neal Gray. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, Elm Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Bobby Hatfield, Rev. Kenny Gillum officiating. Interment Beeler Cemetery, Speedwell. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
GILLESPIE, MARGARET ANNETTA - formerly of 1701 Birdsong, departed this life on September 18, 1997, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. She attended the public schools of Knoxville and graduated from Austin High School. She also attended Knoxville College. She was a former employee of KCDC, having served as a teacher's aide. Her most recent employment was with Home Mail Services. She was baptized at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church and begun her service there in Sunday School. She was preceded in death by parents, Matt and Virginia Gillespie; sister, Agnes Gillespie; and brother, Harry Gillespie. Survivors: brother, Rev. William G. Gillespie, St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Martha Gillespie of St. Louis, Mo. and Jamesena of Knoxville; three aunts, Geneva Booker, Hildrith Gillespie, and Mary Coulter, all of Knoxville; uncle, John McBrayer of Toledo, Ohio; a niece, Vendetta Lambert, St. Louis; nephews, Harry Gillespie, Memphis and William E. Gillespie, St. Louis; great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and other family members. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 7 p.m., Rev. William E. Gillespie officiating. Interment to be held 11 a.m. on Sept. 24, 1997, at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
HARDIN, DORTHY - of Knoxville, departed this life on Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at National Health Care Center, Fort Sanders. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
HATFIELD, MRS. MINNIE E. HALL - age 90, of Petros, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, after a lingering illness. She was born June 27, 1907, in Bon Air, Tenn. She was a member of Petros Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hulda Schubert Hall Page and Cornelius (Con) D. Hall; husband, George Dewey Hatfield; infant daughter, Ruby; brother, Elmer C. (Bud) Hall. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Lynn Bullock of Knoxville, Frankie and Roy Courtney of Clinton, Bobbie Holiway of Knoxville, Georgia Faye and Earl Bradley, Jr. of Xenia, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Dewey C. (Ekie) and Clovetta Hatfield of LaFollette; sister, Helen Dunn of Clinton; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one nephew; and many special friends. The funeral service will be Sunday evening, Sept. 21, 1997, at 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, with Rev. Ed Nelson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday evening. Graveside service will be Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at 11 a.m. at the Wartburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Gary Hatfield, Jeff Holiway, Pat Bullock, Rusty Bales, Chris Shelton, and Justin Shuster. Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Longstaff, Paul Williams, Tony Williams, Bernie Williams, Jim Godwin, Doyle Haynes, and Arnold Wyrick. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, in charge.
HODGE, JAMES W. - of 3932 Catalpa Ave., passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997 at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
HURST, JOE W. - of Newport, born July 13, 1909, died Sept. 20, 1997, at Farragut Health Care Center, following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death Dec. 1996, by his wife of 60 years, Mary Cooper Hurst. His parents settled in Cocke County in the early 1800's. He and his wife resided in Farragut for the past 2 years due to failing health. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Lafayette Williams of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, John and Becky Hurst of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Byron Williams, Knoxville, Rachel Williams, Washington, D.C., Jennifer Hurst, Louisville, Ky., Jeannine Hurst, Cincinnati, Ohio, Emily Hurst, Louisville, Ky.; and an extended family of many nieces and nephews. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newport and a former Sunday School teacher. Along with his wife, he and other members of the First Baptist Churchf founded the present Northport Baptist Church. He was a prominent farmer in Newport and was a retired state livestock inspector serving several East Tennessee Counties. In the 1930's and early 1940's, he shipped 23 train car loads of wild horses, approximately 1500 head, to the East Tennessee area. During the 1950's he was nationally recognized as a breeder and dealer of Shetland Ponies. His farm was always open to area children to enjoy the ponies. He built several single family homes in the Newport area. He was active in his community and government. He was a member of the Newport Lions Club and was a 4-H Club leader. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 1997, at the Manes Funeral Home, Newport, the Rev. Dr. Charlie Boggan will officiate. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1997, in Union Cemetery, Newport, Tenn. The family will greet friends prior to and following the funeral service. Manes, Newport, in charge.
JOCHER, STANISLAW - age 86, of Halls. Survived by wife, Ladislava (Lottie) Jocher; daughter, Camilla A. Jocher, M.D. Passed away September 5, 1997. Interred September 10, 1997, at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Niles (Chicago), Illinois.
LAWHON, DOROTHY McNEW - 67, of Loudon, died Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 1997, at Loudon Health Care Center. Preceded in death by husband, Roy Lawhon and parents, William Oscar and Dixie Walker McNew. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Dianne Lawhon, Vonore and Ronald Lawhon, Philadelphia; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond McNew, Lenoir City; sister, Mary Bridges, Oak Ridge. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Michael Price officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Monday, Paint Rock Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Loudon
JONES, BUTLER EUGENE JOHNSON - of 2234 Martin Luther King, Jr., Apt. 137, departed this life, Sept. 17, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Preceded in death by his mother, Adriana Arnold; father, William Johnson. He was faithful member of Payne Ave. Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory daugthers, Angela (William) Butts, Brenda Johnson; brothers, Calvin and Woodrow Arnold; stepfather, John Arnold; uncle, Roy Davidson, Sr.; great-aunt, Mrs. Angel Reynolds; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; devoted cousin, John Lewis Jones. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12-12:30 at Payne Ave. Baptist Church. Funeral service to follow at 12:30, Rev. Richard S. Brown officiating. Interment to follow at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. The body may be viewed Sunday at the mortuary after 2 p.m. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
MAYFIELD, ROBERT STEVENS - age 58, of Knoxville, entered into God's care on Sept. 20, 1997. Lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he served the Lord faithfully over the years, many as an office volunteer designing and printing church materials. He was an inspiration to all who knew him, and a witness to others of God's great love. Veteran of the United States Air Force. Survivors: mother, Elizabeth Mayfield; wife, Virginia; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Steve Clifford of Acworth, Ga., Karen and Ray Hosack, Knoxville; grandchildren, Stephanie and Brian Clifford; mother-in-law, Jan Gillespie, Maynardville; cousins, Richard Meschendorf, Knoxville, William Hodges, Johnson City, Virginia Whetsel, Kingsport; and many friends; special caregivers, Carroll Freeman, Maryville, brother-in-law, Tom Gillespie, Knoxville, Wanda Jarvis, Knoxville, Home Care of ET, Baptist Hospice Homecare, Caregivers Company. Honorary pallbearers will be Trinity United Methodist Church Covenant Seekers Class. Active pallbearers: Kevin Woods, Travis Vineyard, Charlie Hubbs, Bob Whetsel, Richard Meschendorf, Jimmy Meschendorf. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5613 Western Ave. with funeral service following, Rev. Larry Carroll and Rev. Brenda Carroll officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
McCARTER, LILLIE MAE (HUSKEY) - age 83, of Pittman Center, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne T. McCarter and one son, John W. McCarter. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Winston and Betty McCarter of Gatlinburg, Murrell and Kay McCarter of Sevierville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one half-brother and four half-sisters. Funeral service will be held Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. at Rawlings Funeral Home, Rev. Melvin Carr and Rev. Murrell McCarter will officiate. Music will be done by Suzette Huskey. Burial will follow the funeral service at Huskey Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
MILLER, DAVID WAYNE - age 23, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, at U.T. Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Survived by mother, Connie Atkinson; father and stepmother, Johnny, Sr. and Sharon Miller; brothers, Teddy, Michael, Johnny, Jr., and Dusty Miller; sister, Penny Miller; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. James Branum officiating. Interment will be in Thorngrove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
MILTON, LEONARD DIETZEN - age 77, of Knoxville, died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center. Veteran of World War II and retired from Robert Shaw Controls. Former volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital and volunteer for Mobile Meals. Preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Richardson Milton; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Milton; and brother, John A. Milton. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Marc and Marion Postlewaite, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Melissa Milton, Knoxville; seven grandchildren, Brian Postlewaite, Atlanta, Ga., Matthew Postlewaite, Tarpon Springs, Fla., Andrew Postlewaite, Orlando, Fla., John Postlewaite, Tarpon Springs, Fla., Manning, McCabe, and Mary Claire Milton, all of Knoxville; sister, Mary Agnes Laferte, N. Charleston, S.C. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with Father Xavier Mankel officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Knoxville Catholic High School Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary at 8 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
NEWBERRY, MR. GEORGE ROY - age 71, of Oakdale, died Friday morning, Sept. 19, 1997. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oakdale and retired employee of LaFollette Housing Authority. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Newberry; sisters, Helen Diden and Hazel Watson. Surviving are devoted wife, Ella Mae Newberry; sons and daughters-in-law, Louis and Melissa Newberry of Coalfield, Keith and Kim Newberry of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Meredith and Taylor of Coalfield, Alisha, Jeremy, and Eric of Colorado Springs; sisters, June Hamby of Harriman, Joyce Armes of Oliver Springs, Martha Armes of Petros, Jean Newberry and Sue Goodson of Lancing; brothers, Alfred of Wartburg, Charles of Franklin, Ind., Clyde, Wayne, and Jackie of Joliet, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; a very special nephew, Ronnie Hamby; a very special cousin and sister-in-law, John Calvin and Geneva Newberry along with special friend, Russell Chapman. Friends may call Sunday afternoon, 1-2 p.m. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, with services to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bill Young officiating. Interment will be in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Morgan County Rescue Squad.
RUSSELL, FAYE E. - age 75, of Morristown, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at Takoma Hospital in Greeneville. Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her husband, J.O. Russell; a daughter, Evelyn Russell; and her parents, Homer L. and Fannie Ann Smith. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbara Russell, Greeneville, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Charles C. ''Bud'' and Mary Cecile Smith, Morristown; sisters-in-law, Eva Russell, Whitesburg, Viola Long, Rogersville, Halcy Shoun, Morristown; granddaughters, Amy Russell and Suzanne Estepp; great-grandchild, Michael Cody Estepp. Funeral service for Mrs. Russell will be conducted on Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Mayes Mortuary. The Rev. J.B. Gulley will officiate. The family of Mrs. Russell will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday at Mayes. Interment will be in the Bent Creek Cemetery. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
SANDS, GERALD LeROY, SR. - passed away Sept. 18, at his home in Lakeland, Fla. He was preceded in death by a brother, Monte Edward Sands. He leaves one brother, Dale Sands. Gerald graduated from Young High School and attended The University of Tennessee. He is survived by mother, Hazel Sands, Knoxville; father, William Sands, Florida; wife, Janet Sands; son, Gerald LeRoy Sands, Jr., Seattle, Wash.; daughters, Lisa Sands, Knoxville, Gina and David Chatham, Marietta, Ga.; grandsons, Justin Holsonback and Derek Chatham; mother of the son and daughters is Mary Gwyn Stair Sands. A memorial service will be held Monday at the Lakeland Memorial Garden in Florida at 2 p.m. A memorial service in his honor for his Knoxville friends and relatives will be held Monday at the Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike at 4 p.m. Dr. Arnold Lovell will officiate. Gerald leaves a host of friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces to mourn his loss. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Gerald Sands.
SKAGGS, PAULINE - age 81, of Knoxville, died 12:21 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 1997, at the family home. Member of Alice Bell Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, William and Ethel Hankins; husband, Arvil L. Skaggs. Survivors: daughter, Judy A. Hamilton; son, Richard L. Skaggs; brothers, James W. Hankins, Robert L. Hankins, all of Knoxville. Family and friends may meet at the main entrance to Sherwood Memorial Gardens 9:45 a.m. Monday for a 10 a.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. Doug White officiating. Pallbearers: Jack E. George, Ray George, Jerry Hankins, Bobby Hankins, Pat Richmond, A.G. Cox. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
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.
SNIDER, SAMMY MARIE - age 56, of Tellico, passed away September 20, 1997. She was a registered nurse at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by father, Marvin R. Young and husband, Henry Garvis Snider, Sr. Survivors: daughter, Kammie Nwangwa; son, Henry Garvis Snider; daughter, Tammie Marie Snider; five grandchildren; brother, Boyce A. Young; sisters, Marvine Bowman of Mississippi and Margaret Warwick; mother, Marie Reed Young. Graveside 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lynnhurst Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home.
STRATTON, WORTH R. - age 89, of Tellico Plains, passed away Sept. 19, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital, Knoxville. Preceded in death by wife, Helen Stratton; and brother, Eugene Stratton. He was the past president of Citizens Bank and Trust Company of Monroe County and past president of Cora Veal Senior Citizens Center. Survivors: sons and daughter-in-law, Joe E. Stratton of Birmingham, Ala., David M. and Jane Stratton of Knoxville; sisters, Mrs. Lula Swanson of Tellico Plains, Mrs. Mafle S. Combs of Oak Ridge; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The body is at Myers Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Myers Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Childress and Rev. Cecil Baxter officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Monday at Haven Hills Memorial Gardens in Madisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cora Veal Senior Citizens Center in Madisonville.
WEAVER, EDGAR MONROE - age 85, of Karns, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at his home after a brief illness. Member of Karns Church of Christ. Survived by wife of 57 years, Alma Fritts Weaver; sons and daughters-in-law, Lanny and Marie Weaver of Luttrell, Darrell and Betty Weaver of Louisville, Ky.; son, Bobby Weaver of Florida; grandchildren, Amy Weaver Cordrey and Sarah Weaver of Louisville, Ky., Jennifer, Connie, and Eddie Paul Weaver of Luttrell, Tammy Weaver of Knoxville, Rachel and Thomas Edgar Weaver of Florida, David Weaver of Fort Knox, Ky.; great-grandchildren, Dillon Weaver and Blake Wallace; sisters, Ester Ridenour and Grace Vinsent; many brothers and sisters in Christ and a host of good friends and neighbors. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Karns Church of Christ with Brother Ed Jones officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment to follow at McCarty's Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ted Boman, Jerald Insell, Robert Lynch, Zirkle Jenkins, Bill Teague, and Benny Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Loveday, Bill Johnson, Paul Crawford, Tom Jernigan, and Marvin Redmon. Arrangements by McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road.
WERNINK, LEWIS EMIL - 51, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Employee of Pizza Hut as a facility manager. Served with the U.S. Air Force. Member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Sybil Mooney Wernink; stepdaughter, Ann Wade of Columbia, S.C.; brother, Gene Wernink and wife, Mamie of Crane, Mo.; sister, Jacqueline Harper and husband, Dean of Orlando, Fla.; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at St. Mary's Catholic Church at noon with Rev. Michael Woods officiating. Mr. Wernink's cremains will be interred at a later date at the Williston Cemetery in Williston, S.C. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Anderson County Unit, c/o Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Weatherford Mortuary, in charge of arrangements.