Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BAKER, JAMES E. - age 75, of Knoxville, passed away Monday,
September 22, 1997. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: wife, Mattie
Baker; daughter, Linda Crespo; son, James Baker; several grandchildren
and great-grandchildren; step-sons, Billy and Eugene Smith; brother, Harold
Baker; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Thursday,
September 25, 1997, at Berry Funeral Home Chapel. Interment 11 a.m. Friday,
Holly Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday,
Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
BEARD, JOSEPH - age 45, of South Knoxville, passed away 11 a.m. Wednesday, at U.T. Hospital. Survivors: wife, Tammy; children, Tina, April, Michael, Tammy; mom, Zettie Beard; sister, Peggy Ayers; brothers, James Barnes, Aaron Beard. Graveside service noon Friday, Mountain View Cemetery. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway in charge.
BLEDSOE, MRS. OLGA KITTS - age 67, of Knoxville, on Tuesday, September 23, 1997, went to join her husband, Warren E. Bledsoe, Sr., who died March 20, 1994. Survivors: daughter, Jeanie Chaney, Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Gary A. and Jo Helm Bledsoe, Knoxville; son, Warren Eugene Bledsoe, Jr., Townsend; grandchildren, Bridgette Bledsoe, Holly Bledsoe, Ashley Bledsoe and Matt Chaney; sister, Anna Rauhuff, Knoxville; brothers, Charles Kitts and Glenn Kitts, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Terry Gaylor officiating. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Knoxville Dialysis Center, 4400 Walker Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37917; or Serene Manor Medical Center, 970 Wray, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
BURKHART, KENNETH LEO - age 58, of Corryton, went to be with the Lord at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Member of Union Baptist Church on Washington Pike, Veteran of the U.S. Army and a Foote Mineral Company retiree. Preceded in death by father, Paris Leo Burkhart. Survivors: loving wife of 40 years, Jan Burkhart, Corryton; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Charlie Daniels, Vickie and Mike Ridings; grandchildren, Kevin and Misty Daniels, Chris and Casey Ridings; mother, Lillian Burkhart; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Tommye Jo Burkhart, Buddy and Elsie Burkhart, Shannon and Jewell Burkhart, all of Knoxville, John L. and Barbara Burkhart, Bulls Gap; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Kate and Paul Foster, Blaine, Travis and Bill Beeler, Knoxville, Mona and Harold Walker, Florida; sisters, Margie Burkhart, Knoxville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Grover and Evelyn Ford; sister-in-law, Penny Ford, all of Virginia; special friends, Bill and Brenda Gibson, Earl and Alice Gaines; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends from Scottie's on Rutledge Pike. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. John Thomerson and Rev. James Lennon officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Union Cemetery on Washington Pike for a 11 a.m. graveside service and interment with full military honors presented by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Dennis and Darrell Burkhart, Michael Cupp, Anthony Banks, Danny Barnes, Ricky Dyer, Nelson Lakin, and Johnny Foster. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Television Ministry, 66701 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
BURRIS, HERBERT H. - departed this life, Sept. 22, 1997, in a Maplewood, N.J. Hospital. Knoxville relatives, brother, Herman Burris (Rosalee); sisters, Lena Boyd; and many nieces an nephews; devoted family friend, Edgar Henderson. Funeral services were held in New Jersey. Notice by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary.
BUTLER, MARGARET PITTMAN - age 82, of Fountain City, passed away September 23, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of St. John's Lutheran Church and preceded in death by husband, William J. Butler. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Mary Butler of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Shelley Butler and Tom Jones of Sheffield, Ala.; grandchildren, Matthew Benson Jones, William Tyler Jones, Steve Sewell; sister, Shelley Willoughby; brother, Von Pittman; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for interment service at 10:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church with Pastor Stephen Misenheimer and Pastor L.C. Sparks officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or to St. John's Lutheran Church. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
CARDIN, OLIVER WOODROW - age 84, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 23, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He attended Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church and Freedom to Worship Church. Preceded in death by wife of 64 years, Blanche Cardin; infant son, Jackie Cardin; son, Robert Cardin; great-grandson, Nathan Ellis. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Lawrence Hearon of Maryville, Betty Livesay of Lenoir City, Shirley Irwin, Carolyn and Duane Payne, Pat and Jim McClure, Nancy Ellis, Becky and David Sewell, all of Maryville; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. William ''Butch'' Cooper and Rev. Floyd Lambert officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Friday at Clark's Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
CORN, PEARSON S. - age 85, of Lyman, S.C., died September 23, 1997, in Spartanburg, S.C. Mr. Corn was a charter member of Lyman United Methodist Church, past master of the Irvin Southworth Masonic Lodge and former president of the Lyman Ruritan Club. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Boyce Corn of Lyman; a son and daughter-in-law, Boyce and Kay Corn of Knoxville; a grandson, Brian of West Palm Beach, Fla. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Lyman United Methodist Church. Friends, please meet at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, W. Adair Dr., at 10:45 a.m. Friday for graveside services conducted by Dr. Bruce Marston at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lyman United Methodist Church Elevator Fund, PO Box 190, Lyman, SC 29365.
DAVIS, TOLLIVER EARLE- age 84, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Meridian Baptist Church, where he was a longtime treasure of his Sunday School Class and a member of Oriental Lodge #453 F.& A.M. and Sons of the American Revolution. Former owner of 13th Street Grocery. Preceded in death by wife, Patricia Davis. Survivors: several nieces and nephews; special friend, Eleanor Williamson. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Dana Fachman officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
ELSON, GEORGE W. - age 60, of South Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at University Hospital. Survivors: wife, Jean Elson; daughter and son-in-law, Willa Dean and Edie Cardwell; daughter, Roberta Wells; grandson, Michael Green; great-granddaughter, Amber Green. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Rev. Sanders Whaley officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
FAIN, MARY ELLEN NEW - age 88, of Greenville, S.C., formerly of Knoxville, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, in Greenville. Born in Greenville, S.C. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.G. New. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville and currently a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greenville. She attended the Greenville Public Schools and received the B.S. Degree from Womans College of Furman University, Master of Arts Degree from Duke University, and worked towards her doctorate at University of Virginia. She returned to Greenville as assistant professor of Chemistry at Furman University until 1938 when she married Fred Fain of Dandridge, Tenn., vice president of Ira A. Watson, Co. During World War II she was buyer for Watson's 19 stores. She was preceded in death in 1965 by her husband. Surviving members are sister, Mrs. E.K. (Lucille) Ritter of Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Harry E. New of Newport News, Va.; sisters-in-law, Bessie New and Mary Sims New, both of Greenville, S.C. and Virginia New of Spartenburg, S.C.; a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 1:15 p.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 1:30 p.m. graveside service with Dr. G. Carswell Hughs officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
FISCHER, CHARLES C. - age 65, of Dogwood Shores, Kingston, Tenn., formerly of Temple, Texas, passed away Tuesday morning, September 23, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was a graduate of Abilene High School Class of 1950, Texas A&M and Sam Houston State. A longtime member of the Elks Lodge in Temple and past exalted ruler. Member of Knoxville Claims Association. He was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Jo Carter Fischer; brothers, Max and Pete Fischer; sister, Billie Frances Browning. Survivors: wife, Iris Isbell Fischer; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Kendra Fischer of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie Hancock of Chattanooga, Holly and Michael Christopher of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Brianna and Katherynn Fischer, Tanner Christopher; sisters, Flora Modrow of Valrico, Fla., Winona Howard of Arlington, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 3 p.m. Friday, Dogwood Chapel Baptist Church, Rev. R.C. Walker officiating. Pallbearers: Gene Dutton, Randy Thornton, Jerry Austin, Bob Greer, Hub Greer and Sam McFarland. Honorary pallbearer, Tom Owens. Interment Dogwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
FLENNIKEN, WILLIAM RANCE - age 79, of South Knoxville, passed away Monday, September 22, 1997. Retired from Knox County Recreation Dept. 1980, after 26 years of service. Veteran of WWII, invasion of Okinawa. Preceded in death by wife of 48 years, Evelyn Cross Flenniken; parents, Roe and Bessie Flenniken and James P. Williams; daughter, Bessie Louise Flenniken and son-in-law, Paul Boling. Survivors: daughters: Barbara Boling, Geneva (David) Overton, Knoxville, Mildred (David) Willing, Seymour; sons, Michael, Clarksville, Tenn., Patrick, Knoxville, Tenn., Steve, Memphis, Tenn., Richard, Louisville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews; old friends, Reford Cagle, Sam Knight, Frank Cross, Jack Cunningham, Rex and Bobby McGhee, Robert C. Knott, Doug Atkins, Woodrow Riffey and many more. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 1997, at Berry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Cross officiating. Interment will follow the service at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Overton, David Lynn Overton, Brandon Shuler, Don Cross, Tom Boling and Raymond Boling. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
GOSSAGE, ALBERT L. (BERT) - age 63, of 510 Russell Lane, Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon, September 23, 1997, at his home. He was a member and deacon of Dixie Lee Baptist Church. He retired from Union Carbide Y-12 Plant in September 1984. He was a member of IBEW. He was preceded in death by parents, Blaine Gossage and Georgia Gossage Hayes; brother, Coy Gossage; sister, Ruby Gossage Way. Survivors: wife, Shirley Strunk Gossage; daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Jim Violet of Lake City; son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Debbie Gossage of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Casey Collins and Evan Gossage; brothers, Wayne Gossage of St. Louis, Mo., Ray Gossage of Graham, N.C.; sisters, Lorene Vaughn of Graham, N.C., Dot Campbell of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Bruce Yates officiating. Deacons of Dixie Lee Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Graveside services 10 a.m. Friday, Lenoir City Cemetery. Pallbearers: Casey Collins, Evan Gossage, Bob Gray, Sid, Bud and Sandy Strunk. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dixie Lee Baptist Church Building Fund, 14650 Old Stage Road, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
GREENFIELD, MRS. REXYE ALLEN - of Nashville, Tenn., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997. Knoxville relative: sister, Mrs. Julian (Mabel) Bell. Funeral service Friday, Sept. 26, 1997, at 12 noon at Clarks Memorial Church. Lewis and Wright Funeral Home, 2500 Clarksville Hwy., Nashville, TN 37208, in charge. Notice by Unity Mortuary.
GLUSTOFF, MARY LYNN - 46, fought a courageous 15 year battle with cancer, a battle that redefined the concept to strength. The disease that ultimately took her life Sept. 22nd never deterred her from providing joy to, and support for those she loved. Her expansive family included the faculty, staff and students at The University of Tennessee Department of Art, where she served as principal secretary for 20 years. Lynn received the University's first award for Extraordinary Customer Service. As noted in her nomination she was ''the single most important person in the Department of Art in dealing with students, faculty, and outside people... she has earned the unanimous respect of us all.'' Her warmth, wholehearted love, capacity for forgiveness, and the unparalleled delight she found in living are reflections of a uniquely giving spirit, one that transformed all she touched. She lived a life that honored herself, her beloved husband, Errol and parents, Peggy and Don Ruchotzke. Aunt Betty Rae Hudson, cousins, Kay and Art Austin, Sid and Cynthia Hudson, Don and Janet Hudson, and devoted friends everywhere will forever celebrate Lynn Glustoff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dr. Robert Eben Hall, Cancer Research Fund at U.T. Medical Center, 600 Henley Street, Suite 60, Knoxville, TN 37902.
HOWARD, JAMES TRUMAN - age 69, of Strawberry Plains, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was retired from Palm Beach Company and was employed by Employers Security. He was a member of Thorngrove Baptist Church and was an Army Veteran. Survivors: wife, Louise Howard; daughters, Vicky Patterson and husband, Richard of Virginia, Judy Idol of Knoxville; grandchildren, Becky Patterson, Laura Ridenour, Michelle Russell, Bethany Brewer, Jamie Patterson, Butch Russell and wife, Tammy; great-grandsons, Cody Ridenour, Steven and Daniel Patterson; mother, Drexel Howard; brothers, Delmar, Benny and Vestal Howard, Knoxville, Buddy Howard, Florida; sisters, Colleen Seagle, Knoxville, June Miller, Virginia; special nieces and nephews, Tammy and John Brewer, Dino and Jana Bray. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie White and Rev. Dino Bray officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Friday in Howard's View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Brewer, Butch Russell, Tommy Seagle, Dennis Howard, Colvin Idol. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
JONES, SR., CHARLES EDWARD - age 66, of West Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. A salesman for Quaker Oat Company, he retired following approximately 40 years of service. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was past master of Cherokee Masonic Lodge No. 728. A native of Chattanooga, he had lived in Knoxville for 33 years. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Bessie Jones and a brother, Carl, who passed away in May, 1996. He is survived by wife, Betty Jo Jones, Knoxville; sons, Roger Ward and wife, Sherri of Knoxville, Charles Edward Jones, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Nashville, Christopher Douglass Lowe of Knoxville; daughter, Elizabeth Waggoner and husband, John of Chattanooga; brothers, Roger Jones of Nashville, Bobby Jones of Nashville, Lloyd Jones of Nashville; sisters, Mary Ann Jones of Nashville, Elizabeth Allen of Nashville, Marie Harris of Old Hickory, Tenn.; seven grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Highland West Funeral Home with Brother Ed Anderson officiating. Masonic Rites will be at 7 p.m. in the chapel with members of Lodge No. 728, in charge. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. The family will meet friends there at 9:45 a.m. Arrangements by Highland-West Funeral Home, 9913 Sherrill Lane. 693-9547.
McNIELL, BERTHA MAE BROYLES - age 89, of Maryville, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Home. She was preceded in death three weeks ago by her devoted husband of 67 years, Joseph C. McNiell. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and a former Blount County School teacher. Survivors include: daughter, Caroyln Rule of Harriman; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jim Holloway of Rockford; grandchildren, Ronnie Sams of Madison, Ala., David Holloway of Maryville, Mike Holloway of Tarrant, Ala., Joni Brown of Maryville; six great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Broyles of Decatur, Ga.; sisters, Elsie Edmonson of Mobile, Ala., Florence McAllister of Bellingham, Wa., Edna Broyles, Clara Hunter, both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. L.G. Hutchens anb Rev. Jim Snyder officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Cemetery in Townsend for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broadway Baptist Church Building Fund, 2329 E. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37804. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home in charge.
MONTGOMERY, CLARENCE WAYNE - age 49, of Maryville, died 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Mountain View Masonic Lodge No. 519 and was a 30 year employee of BellSouth. Preceded in death by father, James E. Montgomery, Sr. and son, Larry James Montgomery. Survivors include son, Clinton Eugene Montgomery of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Chet Sands of Maryville; granddaughter, Dayne Montgomery; mother, Sybil Montgomery of Maryville; brothers, James E. Montomery, Jr. of Maryville, Jody Montgomery of Louisville; sisters, Anita Haynes of Murfreesboro, Faye Kennedy of Las Vegas, Nevada, Judy Douglass and Ellen Daniels Finger, both of Maryville. Masonic Service with funeral service to follow beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 1997, in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Dr. Tom McLemore officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Friday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for interment service. Family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
ROCHON, BESSIE KREIS - passed 12 noon Tuesday, September 23, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a beloved homemaker and was gifted in many crafts. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Kreis; sisters, Margaret Kreis Hodgson and Belle Kreis White; brother, Jake D. Kreis. Survived by her husband of 43 years, Donald F. Rochon; son and daughter-in-law, David A. and Norma Evans of Lawrenceville, Ind.; grandsons, Brian Evans of Lawrenceville, Ind., Capt. Bruce Evans, U.S. Army; granddaughter, Lauren Evans; sisters, Pearl Kreis Monday and Marcella Kreis Anderson, both of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Doris Vander Velden of Appleton, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Chaplain Mike Mikels officiating. Family and friends will meet at Asbury Cemetery Friday for a 4:30 p.m. interment service. The family will receive friends Thursday following the service at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Our grateful thanks to the nurses and staff in ICU at St. Mary's Hospital for their kindness and care.
RICE, FRED K. - age 58, of Bettendorf, Iowa, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Asbury Methodist Church in Bettendorf. U.S. Amry Veteran. Received his undergraduate and graduate degree from The University of Tennessee, where he was a member of Alumni Association, Volunteer Club, an avid football fan and a supporter of the student athletic scholarship fund. He was a retired CIMS manager at ALCOA, where he served 30 years. Preceded in death by parents, Shelby and Tennie Violet Rice; and his first wife, Patricia Anne Dunsmore Rice. Survivors: wife, Betty McCabe Rice; daughter and son-in-law, Suzy and Bob Miller, LeClaire, Iowa; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Jill Rice, Atlanta, Ga.; stepson, Tony Nazarenus, Bettendorf, Iowa; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, George and Shelby Nazarenus of Bettendorf, Iowa; grandchildren, Allison Miller and Brooks Rice; sister, Shirley Dodson, Orlando, Fla.; brothers, Bob Rice, Knoxville and Charlie Rice, Lenoir City. Memorial graveside service 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at Greenwood Cemetery. To those who wish, memorials may be made to Johns Hopkins University to support pancreas cancer research, c/o Dr. Ralph H. Hruban, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Dept. of Pathology, Meyer 7-181, 600 North Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287-6417. The family will receive friends 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon Saturday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr.
VAN NORSTRAN, MR. EUGENE H. - age 80, of Wartburg, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, in the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was a Veteran of WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Arp Van Norstran; daughter, Veronica; and son, Michael. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Burnside Van Norstran; sons, Frank, Fred, and Bill Van Norstran, all of Wartburg, and David Staten of the Joyner Community; daughters, Caroyln Jones of Wartburg, Elizabeth Hamby of Lancing, and Mary Goode of Wartburg; sisters, Bertha Shook of Cleveland, Tenn., Georgia Dagley and Edna Shields, both of Wartburg; brother, Leonard Van Norstran of Lancing; several grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday evening, Sept. 25, 1997, at 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, with Rev. Tom Mooty officiating. Graveside service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Nelson Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg.
WILMOTH, CLAUD F. - age 83, of Washburn, Tenn., was born Oct. 5, 1913, passed away on Sept. 23, 1997, at Morristown, Hamblen Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Earl Wilmoth and his parents, Roy and Margaret Wilmoth. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Syllus Parker of Washburn; grandduaghter and husband, Tara Ednatta and Billy Simmons; great-grandson, Hunter Logan Simmons of Washburn; sister, Mrs. Edith McGinnis and Detroit, Mich.; half-sisters, Mrs. Don Bell, Mrs. Hobe Dyer, Mrs. Mary Baker, all of Franklin, Ohio; half-brother, Sam Steadman of Franklin, Ohio. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, Tazewell. Graveside at Riddle Cemetery 11 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Coffey in Tazewell. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
WILSON, LESSLIE ANN - age 13, of Blaine, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 1997, at her home. She was a member of New Life United Methodist Church in Knoxville and a student at Rutledge High School. She is survived by her parents, Ray and Carol Davis Wilson; brother, Josh ''Bo Bo'' Wilson of the home; grandparents, Tommy and Dorothy Wilson of Blaine, Murphy and Marie Davis of Union County; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday evening, September 25, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Reverend Pat Polis, Reverend Sandy Foster, and Reverend Ruben Wilson officiating. Graveside service and interment will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 26, 1997, at Little Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Liford, John Sylvester, Troy Patterson, Eugene Mills, Lennie Haun, and Jimmy Moore. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, September 25, 1997, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee, Phone (423) 828-5555.