Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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BLAKELY, RACHEL EASON - age 76, of West Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Preceded in death by first husband, Herman E. Eason and second husband, Frank F. Blakely; sister-in-law, Jeanie Fox. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Lonnie King, North Carolina; son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Jane Eason, Knoxville; grandsons, Clayton, Richard, and Adam Lemarr, Brett and Todd Eason; great-granddaughters, Allison and Emma; nephews, Richard Rader of Florida, Steve Fox of Johnson City; niece, Sandra Thress; sister, Alyne Potate of Knoxville; brother-in-law, Jack Fox of Johnson City. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment, Dr. Larry Fields, Rev. Robert Bowman, and Rev. Al Royer officiating. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

BROOKS, ORVILLE LEE - age 63, of Tazewell, departed this life, Sept. 21, 1997, at the Laurel Manor Health Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge. 

CRUZE, TEXIE LOU WELLS - 89, of Knoxville, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Knoxville Health Care Center. The widow of Elbert S. Cruze and a member of Woodlawn Christian Church, she had worked for many years at Miller's Department Store and Walker's Letter Shop. Texie Lou and her husband, Elbert, volunteered many hours of labor during the earlier years of Woodlawn Christian Church. She is survived by two stepchildren, Mary Pearl and her husband, Clarence Thompson of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Edward Cruze and wife, Loretta of Lexington, Ky.; seven step-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Fred Bishop. Visitation will be on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Berry Funeral Home. Services will be in the Berry Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. conducted by Dr. David Eubanks and Rev. Mark Pierce. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements. 

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. 

DYKES, TEMPLE JOHN - age 74, of Seymour, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997. He was a veteran of World War II and a 32nd Degree Mason. Retired from Washington D.C. Metro Police Department. After retirement he raised and trained Tennessee walking horses. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Doug Griffith, Andy and Steve Davis, Lisa Dykes; grandchildren, Lane, Ryan, and Blair Griffith, Hailey and Stephanie Davis; special friend, Mary King; cousins, Edythe Atchley, Ethel King, Estelee Bush, Mary Bob Rowe, Eva Sue Crye, Robert Delozier, Anna Frank Hammer, Frankie Cutshaw, Jimmie Temple, Patsy Waters, Mary Joyce Hughes, Johnnie Mae Rolen. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday in East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Dr. Rich Liner officiating. Interment to follow in Boyd's Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers: Steve Davis, Doug Griffith, Ryan Griffith, Lane Griffith, Jimmie Temple, and Robert Delozier. Honorary pallbearers: Scotty Widner, Wayne Whillock, Preston Whillock, and Thomas Whillock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

EDDY, SUSAN ELIZABETH - age 36, of Talbott, passed away suddenly at 2 a.m. Sept. 21, 1997, as a result of an auto accident. Graduate of Baptist School of X-Ray Technology. Employed by Drs. Vick and McCauley of Knoxville, where she performed various ultrasound procedures. She was of the Methodist faith. Survived by husband, Garth Eddy of Talbott; son and daughter, Andrew and Mallory Hull of Jefferson City; mother, Elizabeth Housley of Knoxville; father and stepmother, Charles and Iris Housley; brother, Harry Housley, all of Knoxville; several other relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Farrar's Chapel with Rev. Andy Ferguson officiating. Family and friends will meet Wednesday at 10:45 a.m in Jefferson Memorial Gardens for 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. prior to funeral services. Farrar Funeral Home Jefferson City in charge. 

FRANKLIN, HAROLD C. - age 79, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home. Member of West Side Baptist Church. Former employee of Jefferson Woolen Mill and pitcher for the Knoxville Smokies from 1943 til 1947, where he was known as ''Whitey.'' Survivors: wife, Eileen Cloud Franklin; brother-in-law, Bernard Waggoner; sister-in-law, Hazel Franklin; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Roberts Chapel, Rev. Howard Hurst officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday before the service at the Roberts Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Avenue. 

FRAZIER, JUANITA GOWAN - age 81, of Newport, died suddenly at Mariner Health Care Center. She was a retired employee of the Valentine Shults Clinic. She is survived by her sons, Floyd Gowan, Jimmy Dale Gowan, both of Newport, Lonnie Gowan of Knoxville; daughters, Etrula Lamb, Jeanette Kinder, both of Newport, Joyce Christian, Lenoir City, Elizabeth Gowan, Jolena Gibson, both of Knoxville, and Betty Teague of Concord, N.C.; sister, Emily Posetti of Asheville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Manes Funeral Chapel with the Rev. R.W. Teague officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 7-9 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral. Manes, Newport, in charge. 

GANN, JOHNNY EDWARD - 65, of Heiskell, Tenn., died Sunday at Methodist Medical Center. Born Sept. 12, 1932, at Ashland City, Tenn. He served 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. Retired from Teamsters Truck Drivers in Knoxville and Nashville. He was a member of Moores Gap United Methodist Church, Heiskell, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elizabeth Gann. Survivors include his wife, Louise Mullins Gann; one daughter, Deanna Galloway of Heiskell, Tenn.; two sons, Ronnie Gann of Nashville, Tenn, Robin and wife, Zina Gann of Whitebluff, Tenn.; five sisters, Dorothy LaTour of Southfield, Mich., Patricia Lawson of Kingston Springs, Tenn., Nancy Vaughn of Kingston Springs, Tenn., Brenda Ammons of Franklin, Tenn., Linda Hollis of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Jack Gann of Heiskell, Harold Gann of Branson, Mo.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Nelson and Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial will be Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lake City, Tenn. with full military honors. 


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 Gillespie of Knoxville; three aunts, Geneva Booker, Hildrith Gillespie of Knoxville and Mary Coulter of Cincinnati, Ohio; uncle, John McBrayer of Toledo, Ohio; a niece, Vendetta Lambert, St. Louis; nephews, Harry Gillespie, Memphis and William G. 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. 

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. 

LEWIS, WESLEY HALL, III - 51, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at his residence. He was born in Oak Ridge, Tenn. and lived in Savannah for 11 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Political Science and History in 1971. For 12 years he was affiliated with Hallmark Marketing Corporation of Kansas City, where he worked in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati. With his wife, he was owner of Lauren's Hallmark, Inc. in Florida and Georgia. He was a communicant of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and was a former rotarian with the Rotary Club of Savannah West. Surviving are his wife, Rita Wheatley Lewis, Savannah; son, Wesley Hall Lewis IV, Savannah; daughter, Jennifer Brooke Lewis, Savannah; mother, Frances Read Lewis, Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Constance Overlin, Columbia, S.C., Marilyn Peacock, Springfield, Va., Susan Hughes, Rockville, Md., Kimberly Neal, Leawood, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 7-9 p.m. at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel. Memorial service Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Inurnment: St. Thomas Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens. Remembrances: The National Brain Tumor Foundation, 785 Market Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA 94103. Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel. 

LYNCH, SHIRLEY I. - age 46, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Marble City Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, James Martin and sister, Debora Sue Ballard. Survived by husband, Ben Lynch; children, Charles Larry Davis, Bobby McCoy, Jr. and Shirley Dee Ann Lynch; mother, Delcia I. Martin; brother, Charles W. Smith and wife, Bobbie. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mynatt's 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. 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, Rev. Larry Carroll and Rev. Brenda Carroll officiating.. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

McCARTY, JOHN ROBERT ''PETE'' - 85, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at his residence. He was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Una McCarty; an infant daughter, Barbara Ann McCarty; and by six brothers and one sister. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Owell and Mary McCarty, Powell and Cindy McCarty of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jeff, Derek, and Chris McCarty; step-grandchildren, B.J., Daniel, and Becky McNeely; brother, L.C. McCarty; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the McCarty's Evergreen Chapel. The Rev. Mike Vincent will officiate. Family and friends are asked to meet at Holly Hills Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for interment services. The East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a military graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

McCLURE, LOUISE - age 89, of Knoxville, passed away Sept. 21, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Member of Beaumont Ave. Baptist Church. She had been a patient at Hillcrest North Nursing Home for approximately 10 years. Retired from Appalachian Knitting Mills after 34 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Charles Edward and Malinda McClure; brother, Sanford McClure. Survived by sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Hubert Cupp of Maryville; nephews and wives, Stanley and Debbie Cupp of Knoxville and Johnny and Mary Cupp of Kettering, Ohio; nieces and husbands, Carol and David Boatman and Sandra and Joe Daniels, all of Knoxville; several cousins and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Ron Russell officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Clarks Grove Cemetery in Maryville for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

McCORD, JUANITA (WANDA MATHES) - age 75, of Oak Ridge, passed away at her home Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, after a brief illness. Born Sept. 25, 1921, in Knoxville. Mrs. McCord was a founding member of the First Assembly of God in Oak Ridge. She worked with the Knoxville Rescue Mission for many years. She enjoyed bowling. Mrs. McCord moved to Oak Ridge in 1944 and married Paul McCord in 1945. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul McCord. Survivors: daughters, Barbara J. Ward of Oak Ridge, Kathy L. and husband, Tom Maybry of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Kimberly and husband, Fred Woods, Elizabeth Ward, Kenneth Trentham, Lisa Trentham, Crystal and husband, John McDaniel; great-grandchildren, Roger and Chris Reed, Samantha Elkins, Andrew Trentham, Ashley Woods, Amber and Brittaney McDaniel, David Carr, Randall Ward; special friends, Don Smith, Sondra Oldem, Steven Richards, Tommy Compton, Geoff Moore. Services will be Monday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. John Wiseman and the Rev. David Snoderly officiating. Graveside service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Lyonsview Pike in Knoxville. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

MILLER, DAVID WAYNE - age 23, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, at U.T. Medical Center. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. James Branum officiating. Interment will be in Thorngrove Cemetery. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

MONDAY, MRS. ANNA HAUN - 93, of Knoxville, took her eternal walk with Jesus on Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997. She was the oldest active member of Marbledale Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Dave L. Haun and Carl N. Monday; sons, Roy and Jack Haun; daughter, Ruth Stiles; grandson, David Haun, Jr.; sisters, Dixie Monday, Nola Watts, Jonnie Lewondowski, Silvia Moore; and a brother, Roy Swagerty. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, David and Nadine Haun, Don and Peggy Haun; daughters and son-in-law, Sue Frazier, Wanda and Paul Dockins; daughters-in-law, Lula and Wilma Haun; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the McCarty Mortuary Chapel with the Revs. Dennis Ford and Al Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Bill Leffin, Gayland Burkhart, Larry Allen, Hobe Brogden, Jackie Monday, and Ralph McMahan. Honorary pallbearers will be Shields Burnette, Earl Burnette, Jack Monday, Tom Huffaker, and Chester Sharp. Family and friends will meet at Asbury Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for a 10 a.m. interment service. The family would like to thank the staff of Holston Health Care Center for all the love and compassion, the churches and friends for their many prayers, cards, and phone calls, and a loving God for allowing the family to have the many beautiful precious memories of her. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

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. 

THOMAS, FRED R. - age 78, of Maryville, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at his home. He was a charter member of East Alcoa Baptist Church, was retired from ALCOA and was a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Service Club, he received the Arthur Vining Davis award for excellence in technology from ALCOA, and he ws a member of the Alcoa Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his wife, Velma Thomas; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Tom Myers, Judy and Charles Coatney; son, James R. Thomas, all of Maryville; grandchildren, Tommy Roddy, Buddy, Chris, and Steven Myers, Soctt and Cindy Coatney, James and Shelby Thomas, and Michelle Thomas Allmon; four great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Frances Myers of Alcoa. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John David Randolph and Rev. Ralph Galyon officiating. The interment will be 10:30 Tuesday in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.

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