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BATCHELOR, MILDRED MAE - age 77, resident of Cleveland, Tenn., died early Sunday morning in a Knoxville Hospital. She was a member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church. She was a retired office manager with Dr. Marvin Batchelor's office. She was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University; past president of Bradley County Medical Auxiliary and past president of State of Tennessee Medical Auxiliary; chairperson of Bradley County Library Board; member of Beta Sigma Phi, Laurete Chapter; past chairperson of Community Concert Series. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jobe and Peggy Morgan. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Marvin R. Batchelor, Cleveland, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Doug (Elaine) Batchelor, Knoxville, Tenn. and Dr. Donald B. (Elizabeth) Batchelor, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Betsy Hondorf, Drew Batchelor, Justina Batchelor, Brooke Batchelor, and Tessa Batchelor; one great-grandson, Loki Hondorf; one niece, Barbara Jane Morgan; and one nephew, Joe Morgan. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Broad Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Jackson P. Weikel officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Lars Hondorf, Hal Carter, Joe Moore, Dr. William R. Proffitt, Sam Fair, and Sonny Batchelor serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Fuller, Gus Lippard, Flavis Casson, and Tom Harper. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Broad Street United Methodist Church Children's Missions Program or the Friends of the Library. The family will receive friends Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, from 5-8 p.m. at the Grissom Funeral Home who has charge of arrangements. 

BIERLEY, BERTHA IRENE TURPIN - age 88, widow of Clifford Ray Bierley, passed away 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters, Mamie Potts, Jefferson City, Shirley Anderson, New Market, Phyllis Hinch, Crossville, Wanda Williamson, Clanton, Ala.; sons, Roy Bierley, Madisonville, Charles Bierley, Maryville; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Arthur Lee Bierley. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Larry Gibby officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

BOLTON, KATHRYN A. - 81, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survived by son, Gregory Bolton and wife, Chong of Warner Robins, Ga.; daughter, Kay Brackney of Oak Ridge; sisters, Mary Evelyn Haws and Elizabeth A. Grace of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kelly Stokes of Clarksville, Tenn., Debbie Gronstrom of Clinton, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Stokes and Andrew Stokes, Everett Gronstrom and Walker Gronstrom. Funeral service are Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at 8:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Gilbert Diaz officiating. Graveside service are Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at 10 a.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville. Memorials to the American Cancer Society, Anderson Co. Unit, c/o Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

BROOKS, ORVILLE LEE - age 63, of Tazewell, was born February 27, 1934, and passed away Sept. 21, 1997, at the Laurel Manor Health Care. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carter and Ellen Brooks; sisters, Imogene Gurley; and nephews, Jeffery Brooks and Stephen Brooks. He is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Jearldine and William Jones of Atlanta, Ga., Ann and Jake Watson of Columbia, S.C., Priscilla and Ken Wald of Maryville, Tenn., Glinda and Al Potter of Englewood, N.J.; aunts, Pat Snodgrass, Lillie Robinson, and Hollie Wallace; nieces, Kendell Wald and Whitney Watson; nephews, Stephen Watson, Gerry Wald, Travis Barnette, and Darren Harvey; and a host of cousins and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Ford officiating. Music by the Hoop Creek Choir. Burial in the Fugate Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

CARSON, NELL M. - age 85, of Seymour, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, at Baptist Hospital following an illness. Ms. Carson was a graduate of Fort Sanders Presbyterian School of Nursing and was a retired nurse. Preceded in death by parents, J.C. and Lucy Strange Carson; and sister, Ethel P. Carson. She is survived by sisters, Eva C. Holbert of Knoxville, Bonnie C. Acuff of Huntsville, Ala.; nieces, Blanche Miller of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Jean Holbert of Knoxville, Tenn., Faye Ringer of Fox Lake, Ill., Elizabeth Bridges of Huntsville, Ala.; nephew, Carson Acuff of Maryville, Tenn.; also survived by several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery on Kingston Pike, Wednesday at 1 p.m. with nephew-in-law, Rev. William Bridges of Huntsville, Ala. officiating. The family will meet there at 12:50 p.m. Friends may call at their convenience Tuesday afternoon, from 12-5 p.m. at Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 Valgro Road, formerly Holly Hills. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Nursing Edcuation Fund, c/o Fort Sanders Foundation, 1901 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home 573-7300. 

COLE, EULA MILDRED HARTMAN - age 91, of Niota, died early Monday morning September 22, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. A Knox County native, she had lived most of her life in McMinn County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Smith P. Cole; a son, Benny Cole; a grandson, Michael Cole; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Black; two sisters, Luna Onks and Mamie Taylor; parents, Paris L. Hartman, a well-known dairyman in the 1940's and Nancy Lamb Hartman. Survivors: daughter, Dorothy Dilbeck of Niota; two sons, Tom Cole of Ten Mile and Eugene Cole of Athens; daughter-in-law, Juanita Cole Womac of Charleston, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Jayne Anderson of Niota, Scott Cole of Ten Mile, Gary Cole of West Virginia, Carolyn Lillard, Friendsville, Tenn., Lisa Cole, Quincy, Calif., Mildred Zych of Cave Springs, Ga., Cindy Smith, Temple, Ga.; 12 great-grandchildren one great-great-granddaughter; three sisters, Willie Gagley, Newton Grove, N.C., Nattie Childs of Virginia Beach, Va., Viva Wilds of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Womac officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund. Ziegler Funeral Home Athens, in charge of arrangements. 

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. 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. 

DAVIS, JACK - age 73, of South Knoxville, passed away Sunday, September 21, 1997. Survivors: brothers, James Davis, Fred and Ernest Bright, Knoxville; sister, Elizabeth Tillett, Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. David Cloud officiating. Pallbearers will be Roy Beeler and friends. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

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. 

FAGG, JOHN EARL (J.E.), SR. - age 57, of Corryton, passed away Sept. 21, 1997, in Houston, Texas. Member of Fairview Baptist Church, Tater Valley. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by father, William Robert Fagg. Survivors: wife, Brenda Fagg; children, Debra, Charles W. and Darlene of Texas, John, Jr., Diana, Crystal and Marcus, all of Corryton; mother, Helen Fagg of Corryton; brother, Ray Fagg; sister, Elsie Sands; seven grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Gary Beeler officiating. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Tater Valley. Pallbearers: Bill, Danny, Charles, and John Fagg, Jr., Joe Gleason, Mike Marcus. Military honors will be presented by East Tenn. Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

FOLAND, ROBERT C. - age 75, passed away Sept. 22, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Survivors: daughter, Pat Nelson, Debbie Foland; sons, Bobby and Greg Foland; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; a host of relatives and good friends. Family and friends will meet 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt Funeral Home and proceed to Bookwalter Cemetery for graveside service at 2 p.m. Rev. Timothy Jenkins officiating. Military honors will be provided by Volunteer State Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

FORD, ROBERT LEWIS - age 54, of Alcoa, died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church of the Nazarene. He served in the United States Navy and was employed by CSI in Knoxville. Preceded in death by his father, John Lewis Ford; and grandfather, Millard Padgett. Survivors: wife, Donna York Ford; daughter, Tina Benson of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Todd Taylor of South Carolina; grandchildren, Karla, Kayla, and Kristy Benson, Luke, Hannah, and Leah Taylor; mother and stepfather, Avie P. and Willie Frank Jones of Cookeville; brothers, Ronnie Ford and Frankie Jones, both of Cookeville; sisters, Cindy Clapp and Becky Jones, both of Maryville. Funeral service 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Maryville First Baptist Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Richard Wilson and Rev. Roy Nash officiating. Interment will follow the service with military honors at Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

GILLESPIE, MARGARET ANNETTA - the family will be at the home of Hildrith Gillespie, 3332 Wilson Ave. Unity Mortuary in charge. 

GREENE, WILLIAM FLETCHER, JR. -79, of Garland Ave., Corbin, Ky., passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, in the Williamsburg Nursing Home. He was born February 9, 1918, in Kokomo, Ind. Survivors include his wife, Alice Kyker Greene, who he married May 14, 1938, in Tennessee; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Greene Herr and Edwin Herr of State College, Pa.; three grandchildren, Amber Herr of Charlotte, N.C., Christopher Herr of London, England and Chicago, and Alicia Herr of New Jersey. William was preceded in death by his parents, W.F. Greene, Sr. and Julia Massengill Greene; and a sister, Abbie G. MacMurray. William's father was in the soft drink business in Kentucky and surrounding states, and was an original resident and first aid person when Oak Ridge, Tenn. was founded. His mother, also an original resident, was director of housekeeping at the Oak Ridge Hospital under the federal government. As a young man, William helped build Fontana Dam. He was manager of the 7UP Bottling Company in Corbin from the late 1940's until its closing. Then he moved to Knoxville, Tenn. to manage the 7UP company there. He and his wife returned to Corbin at his retirement. William was owner and manager of Southeastern Kentucky Chemical Co. in Corbin for several years. He served on the Corbin City Utilities Commission during the 1980's when some important developments took place. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, Kentucky Colonel (1977). He was an avid reader of historical non-fiction and fiction books and enjoyed discussing current events and sports. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the O'Neil Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Barry Howard officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at O'Neil Funeral Home, Corbin, Ky. Memorial remembrances may be made to the American Lung Association, American Diabetes Association or First Baptist Church of Corbin. 

HARDIN, DOROTHY YOUNG - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, September 19, 1997, at NHC-Fort Sanders. She was the daughter of the late Jennie Young Thomas and Alvin Young. She was preceded in death by brothers, Albert, Roscoe and Frank Young; sister, Margaret Montgomery. She is survived by brother, Ralph (Helen) Young; niece, Gladys Y. Germany; cousins, Ruby (Tip) Chesney, Margaret (Albert) Mynatt, Marguerite (Carson) Steele, Lois (Robert) LeFlore of Knoxville; several cousins in New Market, Jefferson City, Tenn., The Dirls, Spivas, Sheets and Brazeltons Families; devoted friends, Frank (Geraldine) Scruggs, Louis (Lillie) Porter, James (Linda) Graham, Fredda Word, David (Kathy) Caldwell, Georgia Spence; and a host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Mrs. Georgia Spence and family for their loving nursing and spiritual guidance during the latter part of Dorothy's decling health. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 24, 1997, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 12:30-1 p.m. with funeral to follow. Rev. William Morrison, officiating. Interment to follow at Crestview Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

HODGE, JAMES W. - passed away suddenly Saturday, 20, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Survivors: wife, Charlotte Hodge; mother, Mrs. Emma Clifton; father, Walter Hodge; son and daughter-in-law, James (Renae); daughters, Wendi, Robin and Michelle Hodge, Pam Dalton, Natasha and Ajerious Strong; stepdaughter, Tammy McBath; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Jamesena Weaver, Ella (Peaches) Neal, Francine McBee, Joyce (Ed) Kyle, Christy and Nichole Hodge; brothers, Melvin and Johnny Weaver; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Katherine Moore, Rosa Lee (Willie) Willis, Yvonne (Timothy) Beshea, Hubert (Runell) Prater, a host of other relatives and friends to include, devoted friend, Raymond Andrews. Family will receive friends 2:30-3 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, funeral service 3 p.m., Elder Joe Mattox officiating. Interment Holly Hills Memorial Park. Family will assemble at 309 S. Harrison Street. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

LINDEMAN, ELLEN R. - age 81, of Maryville, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Asbury Acres. She was originally of Cleveland, Ohio and came to Maryville from Tampa, Fla. in 1987. She was of the Baha'i faith. Mrs. Lindeman was preceded in death by her husband, Melford C. Lindeman; daughter, Carol A. Sager; great-granddaughter, Samantha; parents, Benton S. Hopkins and Alice Packard Barnhart; sister, Lois Torok. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Patty Lou and Paul L. Wilkinson of New Bedford, Mass., Marjory L. and Jerry H. Tucker of Alcoa; grandchildren, Connie, Mark, Katy, and Robin Sager, Dennis and Linda Wilkinson, Tim and Gayanne Tucker; great-grandchildren, Gaby Tucker and Mallory Tucker; and nine other great-grandchildren; sister, Harriett Sanford of California. Family and friends will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Grandview Cemetery for the interment service. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge. 

LOWERY, JAMES (BUD) MANVILLE, JR. - age 77, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, a 1935 Eagle Scout, a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and a T.V.A. retiree. Preceded in death by his parents, James M. Lowery, Sr. and Camille Wilhoite Lowery, both of Nashville. Survivors: wife, Julienne Y. Stevens Lowery; daughters, Andree Swann and Anita L. Johnson and son-in-law, Gerald L. Johnson; grandchildren, Stephanie Hays English, Kristopher Swann, Dustin Johnson, and Derek Johnson; great-grandchildren, Madison and Gabrielle English, all of Knoxville; sister, Mildred Lowery Boswell and brother-in-law, Wilbur L. Boswell of Nashville; sister-in-law, Irma Stevens of Belguim; several nieces and nephews of Nashville. Rosary service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel. Family and friends will meet 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mynatt Funeral Home and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside service at 11 a.m. Father John Dowling officiating. Pallbearers: Kristopher Swann, Dustin and Derek Johnson, John R. Hays, Gerald Johnson, Paul Fielden. Honorary pallbearer Vern Allen. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6:30-8 p.m. at Mynatt's. 

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. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 1:45 p.m. Wednesday for a service at 2 p.m. Rev. Ron Bright officiating. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

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. 

METTS, JAMES DAVID, SR. (ABE) - age 70, of Knoxville, died 5:15 a.m. Sunday at Saint Mary's Medical Center. He was of the Catholic faith and attened Mass at Saint Mary's Medical Center Chapel. Retired from Tucker Steel. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James David, Jr. and Susan Marie Metts; grandchildren, Jeremy David Metts, Bryan James Metts, and Brandy Michelle Metts, all of Knoxville; sisters, Rebecca Vaught, Mountain City, Tenn., Francis Williams, Clinton, Ala.; and brother, Raymond Metts, Niceville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Ethel, Joy, and Hoover. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Stevens Chapel, Father Bertrand F. Demers officiating. Interment, Greenwod Cemetery. Pallbearers: Gordon and Larry Galyon, Craig Daniels, Dana and Tommy Hamilton, and Billy Metts. Full military honors will be presented by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard with Chaplain Riley G. Wheeler. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

MONDAY, MRS. ANNA HAUN - 93, of Knoxville, took her eternal walk with Jesus on Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997. Family and friends will meet at Asbury Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for a 10 a.m. interment service with the Revs. Dennis Ford and Al Smith officiating. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

NEWMAN, BETTY J. COMPTON - age 66, of Knoxville, died 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of First Cumberland Presbyterian. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, James and Mariann, Mike and Phyllis, Ronnie and Mildred, Gary and Sherry; son, Steve, all of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters and two brothers. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. George Dennison officiating. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday for a 12 noon graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

PARKS, OWEN - age 82, of LaFollette, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, at his home. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church, Caryville Masonic Lodge #665 F.& A.M. Mr. Parks owned and operated Peoples Dept. Store in LaFollette for 22 years and former owner of Caryville Dry Cleaners. Survivors: wife, Nellie Brock Parks; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Barbara Parks; grandson, Brock Parks, all of LaFollette; brother, Ralph Parks, Clinton; sisters, Edna McGhee, Thelma Trambell, Blanch Hutson, Hazel Lawson. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Cross Chapel, Rev. Don Proffitt, Rev. Leonard Dabney officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Campbell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

PRESLEY, CHARLES WARREN - 77, Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Veteran of WWII, serving with the U.S. Army. Member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Oak Ridge Lions Club. Mr. Presley and his wife owned and operated Presley Optical Dispensary from 1971-1983. Survived by wife, Charlcie Matheney Presley; sons, Robert Winton Presley and wife, Louise of Clinton, David Warren Presley and wife, Fran of Germantown, Tenn.; brothers, C. Ray Presley and wife, Grace, Willard H. Presley and wife, Vivian; and sister, Jean Presley Watts, all of Baxter, Tenn.; granddaughter, Brooke Presley Ownby and husband, Kevin of Sevierville. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, from 6-8 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church with the funeral at 8 p.m. with Rev. David W. Hall officiating. Memorials to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 190 Manhattan Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or to Methodist Hospital Foundation, c/o Chaplain's Fund, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Graveside services are Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Weatherford Mortuary, in charge of arrangements. 

RAY, HERBERT H. - age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at Holston Health Care Center. Member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church. Retired from Lay's Market. Preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Ray. Survivors: wife, Katie Ray; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Annette Ray, Rutledge, Tenn.; granddaughter and husband, Jeri and Michael Kerwin, Knoxville, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren; stepchildren and spouses, James and Patricia Stegall, Maryville, Tenn., Barbara and Hawkins, Knoxville, Tenn., Thomas Stegall, Knoxville, Tenn., Ronald and Gina Stegall, Roanoke, Va.; 11 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Eugene Leamon officiating. Grandsons will be pallbearers. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

RUSSELL, DWIGHT VINSANT - age 50, of Seymour, died at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 22, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Maryville Church of Christ. Member of ALCOA's 25 Year Club and a member of the Local #309. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Todd Russell; father, Maurice Russell and stepmother, Annabelle Russell. Survivors: wife, Barbara Russell; son and daughter-in-law, Jason D. and Kristie Russell; daughter and son-in-law, Shannon Dawn and Michael Kurowski; grandchildren, Kristen Grace Russell and Kodie Blade Russell; mother and stepfather, Lennie Campbell Moss and Harvey Moss; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Candice Russell, Jonathan and Barbara Russell, Phillip and Lisa Russell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Minister Mike Brumley officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at Grandview Cemetery for the interment. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

SEABOLT, WILLIAM ''BILL'' - age 65, of Harrogate, passed away Sept. 22, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete for more information, please call Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-3651 or 626-4249.

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