Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BENNETT, KEITH RUSSELL - age 45, of Maryville, died Thursday,
September 25, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he was a former manufacturer's
representative and recently operated his own advertising agency. Keith
was an active wildlife conservationist and a past president of the East
Tennessee Bear and Boar Club and was a member of New Providence Presbyterian
Church of Maryville. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. James
W. Bennett, Jr. Survivors include: wife, Sharon Davenport Bennett; daughters,
Amber Elizabeth and Sarah Leann; mother, Ruth Russell Bennett; brother,
James W. Bennett, III; many more relatives and special friends. A graveside
service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grandview Cemetery with Rev. Kevin
Frederick officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m.
Saturday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. Memorials may be made
to New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801,
or to the Appalachian Bear Center, P.O. Box 53446, Knoxville, TN 37950-3446.
McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge.
BLANC, ELEANOR BEASLEY - of Chattanooga, Tenn., died September 25, 1997. She was 72. She was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., where she attended Rule High School. She was the widow of the late Frank Edward Blanc, Jr. She was the daughter of the late James L. Beasley and the late Rebah Mills Beasley. She is survived by a daughter, Janis Blanc Odom and two grandsons, Brett and Clay Odom, all of Chattanooga and a brother, James Clifford Beasley of Knoxville. She was a member of Cumberland Baptist Church where she was active in previous years until her move to Chattanooga. She held several awards for her work in the 4-H Clubs in Knoxville. She served as co-chairman for several years for the Pleasant Ridge Community Christmas Parade Floats. The family will receive friends at the McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Memorial Chapel Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Active pallbearers: James Gilliland, Jack Collins, James Murray, Jes Barclay, James Long, Ralph Painter, Ray Long, James Odom. Graveside services will be on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Highland Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Hershel Chevallier officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the ''House of Hope'' in Chattanooga, Tenn. Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, (423) 698-2541.
BOWMAN, MAXINE - age 89, passed away Thursday, September 25, 1997, at Farragut Health Care Center. Survivors, son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joy Bowman; grandchildren, Patti Anderson, Knoxville, Douglas Bowman, N. Grafton, Ma.; four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
BROOKS, BARBARA NAN - age 67, of Maryville, died Friday, September 26, 1997, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Brooks. Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy and Rick Tinker of Maryville, Janie and Brad Denning of Oklahoma; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Pam Brooks of Maryville; grandchildren, Drew Tinker, Claire Denning; special friend, Rowena Huffstetler. Friends will meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Grandview Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blount County Library, 301 McGhee Street, Maryville, TN 37801. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge.
CAMPBELL, VERA KETNER - age 81, of Oak Grove Avenue, Greeneville, Tennessee, passed away Friday Morning, September 26, 1997, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Greeneville, Tenn. She was a retired kindergarten teacher for First Baptist Church and Asbury United Methodist Church. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greeneville and former volunteer of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile. She loved to quilt and knit. Survivors: husband of 57 years, Joe A. Campbell, Sr.; son, Dr. Joe A. Campbell, Jr. of Clarksdale, Miss.; two daughters, Lois Scruggs of Pensacola, Fla. and Adelia Watson of Brandywine, Md.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, J.B. Ketner of Jonesborough, Tenn.; sister, Gladys Miller of Jefferson City, Tenn.; three half-sisters, Maggie Hignite of Barbourville, Ky., Flora Skeen of Morristown, Tenn., and Frances Eppier of Ohio; several nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Rufus Inman and Elsie Byrs Ketner. Funeral service will be 8:30 p.m. Monday, September 29, 1997 at Doughty-Stevens Chapel with interment 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Witt's Cemetery in Hamblen County, Tenn. with Rev. James Best officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society or American Red Cross. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home in charge.
DANCE, HAZEL EASTWOOD - age 98, of Tellico Village, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Friday morning at Farragut Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Old Bell Avenue Baptist Church (now Chilhowee Hills), but faithfully attended First Baptist Church of Knoxville. She was a graduate of Carson-Newman College and Southern Baptist Seminary of Louisville, Ky. She was a bookkeeper with KUB for over 40 years and devoted her life to the Junior Department of her church. Survived by niece and nephew-in-law, Gerry and Sam Jack of Tellico Village; niece, Betty Ruth Dance of Oak Ridge; nephew and niece-in-law, Joseph E. and Pauline Dance, Alpharetta, Ga.; great-nephew, Alan Jack of Knoxville; great-nieces, Lynne Stutts of Memphis and Elaine Brown of Chattanooga and other great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Dr. David Hull, Rev. Dave Ward and Rev. Wyatt Parker officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at New Gray Cemetery for graveside services. Memorials may be made to the Carson-Newman College Scholarship Fund, Jefferson City, Tenn. The family will greet friends immediately following the funeral services Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
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 treasurer 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. Interment 2 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Dana Fachman officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
EALY, MARTHA WATLINGTON - age 89, of Powell, Tenn., died Thursday, September 25, 1997, at Asbury Acres Nursing Home, Maryville, Tenn. She resided in Powell most of her life. She was a member of Valley View United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Datis Kendrick Ealy; parents, James S. Watlington and Minnie Cooper Watlington; one sister, Dossie W. Glandon and two brothers, Otis Watlington and John Watlington. Survivors include her son, Ronald G. Ealy of Maryville and son and daughter-in-law, Dwain and Sally Ealy of Athens, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Dr. Lewis and Ellen Ealy Petree of Braselton, Ga. and D. Carlton Ealy of Athens, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Holden and Margaret Petree of Braselton, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, Tenn. Burial will be on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Cemetery of Valley View United Methodist Church in Claxton, Tenn. with the Rev. John Jackson officiating. In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorials be made to Valley View United Methodist Church, Edgemore Road, Clinton, Tenn. 37716 to Tennessee Wesleyan College, 204 College Street, Athens, Tenn. 37303.
FUTRELL, CAROLYN SUE - age 51, Harriman, died Friday, September 26, 1997. Funeral service will be Saturday, September 27, 1997, at 1 p.m. Davis Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Ritter Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 11-1 p.m. Saturday at Davis Funeral Home.
GILMORE, CODY RIVER GREDIG - infant son of Robert Gilmore and Tenna Gredig of Maryville, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 25, 1997 at U.T. Medical Canter. Other survivors include grandparents, James and Ginger Gilmore of Maryville, David and Carol McMahan of Maryville; great-grandparents, Vernon and Lola Self of Friendsville, Abe and Mae Gredig of Maryville; uncles, Toby Gredig, Jeffrey Gilmore and Shannon Gilmore, all of Maryville; aunts, Margaret Short, Jana Gilmore, and Stephanie Gilmore, all of Maryville; great-uncles, Rev. David Self of Friendsville, and Tim Gredig of Maryville; great-aunts, Brenda Rogers and Pat Hitson, both of Maryville; godmother, Debby Kelly of Maryville; special friends, James Webster and Mark Hearon, both of Maryville. Family and friends will meet Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Central Point Cemetery for graveside service and interment, Rev. David Hutsell and Father Joseph Brando officiating. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
GIVENS, ALBERT G. ''BIG BOY'' - age 66, of the Head of the creek community, Sweetwater, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters. He was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church. Employed by the McMinn County Board of Education Bus Garage. Survivors; wife, Mildred Sue Woodby Givens of Sweetwater; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Ron Wilcox of Niota, Vickey and Larry Cook, Debbie and Mike Atkins all of Sweetwater; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Judy Woodby, Jim and Pat Givens, Danny and Kathy Givens, Randy and Hayley Givens, all of Sweetwater; sister, Ada Kirby of Niota; brother, A.C. and Vivian Givens of Niota; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Lewis Webb officiating. Interment to follow in the Christianburg Baptist Church Cemetery.
HENDRY, ALMA SENEKER - age 93, passed away Thursday evening September 25, 1997, at Hillcrest West Health Care Center, Knoxville, Tenn. She was formerly of Cherrydale Circle, Greeneville, Tenn. Retired from Miller's Department Stores. Member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Bill Frazier of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Bird Hendry, Greeneville, Tenn.; son-in-law, Ben Greene of Maryville, Tenn.; sister, Gladys Biddle; brother, Bill Seneker; sister-in-law, Lurleen Seneker, all of Greeneville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Clifford Hendry; daughter, Jean Greene. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 1997, at Shiloh Cemetery with Rev. Don Alexander officiating. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.
HENSLEY, NETTIE JEAN - age 47, of Knoxville, passed away 7 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Preceded in death by brothers, Clarence and Jimmy Beal. Survivors; husband, Tom Hensley; son, Thomas E. Hensley; daughters and sons-in-law, Sgt. Rebecca and Brian Schroeder, Kristi and Kyle Cantor; grandson, Jeran Thomas Cantor; parents, James and Christina Beal. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday, McCarty's Evergreen Chapel officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
LOGSDON, BETTYJANE - age 77, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 25, 1997, at Park West Hosptial. She was a founding member of the Tellico Village Community Church and one of the early Pioneer Club members of Tellico Village in 1987. She is survived by husband of 55 years, Donald D. Logsdon; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Logsdon of Munster, Indiana, Jack and Kay Logsdon of Houston, Texas, Don Logsdon, Jr. of North Bend, Washington, Henry Logsdon and Valerie Goodnow of Cataldo, Idaho; granddaughters, Michelle and Jennifer Logsdon of Houston, Texas; several other family members and friends. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 1997, Tellico Village Community Church, Rev. Marty Singley and Dr. Carl Burke officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tellico Village Community Church, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, Tennessee 37774-3614 in memory of Bettyjane. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
McCARN, REV. PRICE H. - age 87 of Sevierville, Tenn. passed away Friday, September 26, 1997. Rev. McCarn was retired from the ministry in the Church of God, having been either in pastorates of executive positions for more than 50 years until his retirement in 1978. He served as superintendent of the Home for Children in both Sevierville, Tenn. and Concord, N.C. He served as state overseer in the states of Texas, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. He also served on many boards in the church, including the mission board, executive board, and council of twelve. He is survived by devoted wife of 67 years, Lillie McCarn; sons, Richard McCarn and wife, Sonja, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., Jerry McCarn of Atlanta, Ga., and Malcolm McCarn and wife, Lynn, of Marietta, Ga.; daughters, Doris Munn and husband, Melvin, of Sevierville, Tenn., Nancy Dinnin and husband, Roger, of Herndon, Va.; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Parkway Church of God in Sevierville, Rev. Gregg Morris, Rev. Jerry Smith and Rev. Bill Sheeks officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow the service in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McCarn Foundation, Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn. The family will receive friends 7:30-9 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, Tenn.
McMAHAN, EUNICE CONN DAY - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, September 25, 1997, at her home. Member of First Baptist Church of Fountain City. Retired from South Central Bell Telephone Co. Member of Starlight Chapter #463 O.E.S. and belonged to the Telephone Pioneers Life Member Club. Preceded in death by husbands, Earl C. Day and Glen C. McMahan; grandson, Anthony Wayne Atwood; brother, Green B. Conn and sister, Ruby Garrett. Survived by son, Gary C. Day of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Wayne Atwood of Bumpass, Va., Mary Kay and Harold Mills of Knoxville, Suzette and Ronald E. Allen of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brian, Michael and Sharon Day, Renee Atwood, David Mills, Karen Ault, Laura Strange, Susan Baker, Kelly Bryant, and Bradley and Keith Allen; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Howell of Banner, Ky.; Brother, Jack L. Conn of Riverview, Mich. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Larry Beeler officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 2 p.m. Sunday for graveside interment service. Pallbearers will be grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Fountain City. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mynatt's.
MILLER, JAMES ROBERT ''BOB'' - age 71, of South Knoxville, passed away Friday, September 26, 1997, at his residence. Retired member of IBEW LU #760. He was a member of Charles McKinney Lodge #433. Member of North Lonsdale Church of God. Served in the Marines in WW II in the Pacific. Survivors; wife of 53 years, Wilma Miller; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Margie Miller, Murrell and Elaine Miller; grandchildren, Jim, Derek and Matthew Miller, Kristie Schmenti; one great-grandchild, Madelyn Schmenti; sisters, Marcelia Houser, Lillie Park and Delia Miller; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 1997, at Berry Chapel with Rev. Fred West officiating. Interment will follow service at Holly Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
MILLSAPS, LUTHER RAY, SR. - age 66, of Madisonville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, September 25, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. Veteran of U.S. Army during Korean War. Will forever be remembered and survived by daughter, Rebecca Lebron; sons, Owen, Joel, Michael, and Luther Millsaps, Jr.; four grandchildren, Abby, Ethan and Molly Millsaps, and Logan Lebron; sister, Novella Pruitt. Luther was also blessed with the love of many in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Ervin and Della Millsaps; brothers, Leonard and Jerry Millsaps. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, Hopewell Springs Baptist Church, Rev. Doug Alexander and Rev. Marvin (Bud) Millsaps officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
NEUBERT, CHARLES ARTEN - age 67, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. formerly of Mascot, died 8:05 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 1997, at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Retired inspector for Fruit Growers Express affiliate of Southern Railway. He also worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority at the Phipps Bend Nuclear Power Plant. Former member of Roseberry Baptist Church for 50 years and attended Coronado Community United Methodist Church, New Smyrna Beach. He was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by parents, Ben and Leona Neubert. Survivors; wife of 44 years, Margaret (Cleveland) Neubert, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; son, Joseph Edward Neubert, Coker Creek, Tenn.; granddaughter, Ruth Ella Neubert, Mascot; sister, Mary Louise Davis, Corryton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Imogene and Lawrence Bozeman, Juanita and Haskell Renfro, all of Mascot; Bettye and Francis Galbraith, West Palm Beach, Fla.; aunt, Margaret Neubert, Oak Ridge; several and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Roseberry Baptist Church, Rev. Kenneth W. Shinlever, Jr. officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Roseberry Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pallbearers; Jack Armstrong, Kenny Jarnagin, Bill Keck, Ernest Mouser, James Pulliam and R.J. Rose. Honorary pallbearers, nieces and nephews and members of Elizabeth Morgan's Sunday School Class at Roseberry Baptist Church. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Rosebeerry Baptist Church, 2920 Roseberry Road, Mascot, TN 37806. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Roseberry Baptist Church, Mascot. Steven's Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge of arrangements.
NICLEY, TIEMA NICOLE - of Washburn, infant daughter of Junior and Rebecca (Bailey) Nicley of Washburn, passed away 11:40 a.m. Friday, September 26th., 1997, at St. Mary's Women's Pavilion. Survivors: parents; grandparents, Willard and Florcey Nicley of Washburn, Donnie and Connie Bailey of Washburn; uncle and aunts; and nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Jody Winstead officiating. Singers: The Rupert Family. Interment Liberty Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers: Randle and Billy Nicley. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
PLEMONS, LIZZIE ESTALEE - age 63, of Seymour, passed away Friday, September 26, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Sugarloaf Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by father, Beecher Galyon and sisters, Louise Mountcastle and Maxine Gossett; mother-in-law, and father-in-law, Bertha and Daniel Plemons. Survivors: husband, Carl Plemons; children, Danny Plemons, Michael Plemons, Ricky Plemons, Tim Plemons and wife, Patsy, Sherry Rayfield and husband, Jeff, Teddy Plemons and wife, Rhonda, Doyle Plemons and wife, Tammie; grandchildren, Andrea Plemons, Christopher Plemons, Kristen Plemons, Alex Plemons, Michale Rayfield, Josh Plemons, Austin Plemons, Kelley Plemons; step-grandchildren, Jeffery Rayfield, Bradley Kirkland; mother, Retta Galyon; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Harold King, Juanita and Buck Williams, Ruth and Carl Weeks, Glenda Houser, Junior Galyon, Wanda and J.C. Maples; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tootsie and Gene Miller, Margie and Perry Johnson, Louann Garrett, Jack Plemons, Wilma Plemons, Ken Plemons and wife, Dot, J.C. Plemons, Ralph Plemons; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle Rule and Rev. Jim McGill officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday in Middle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Sunday in Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
REED, MRS. ARLENE - of Knoxville, departed this life, September 24, 1997, at NHC Fort Sanders. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
SATTERFIELD, MS. ANTONETTE - 2319 Center Ave., departed this life, September 25, 1997, at U.T. Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
SNYDER, ESTHER MARIE - age 43, of Knoxville, died Thursday morning September 25, 1997. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Sharp. Her survivors include her husband, Dewey Wayne Snyder; daughter, Lisa Michelle Snyder; grandson, Cody Allen Underwood; special son, Darrell Wayne Easterly; father, William Sharp, Sr.; brother-in-law, William Jr. and Debra Sharp; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Robert M. Showalter; sister, Teresa Darlene Sharp; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Earlene Thompson and Darlene Latham. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Delton Cochran officiating. Interment will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers; Bill Gass, George Gibbs, Doug Thompson, Charles Friend, Henry Breeden and Jackie Housewright. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SCOTT, REV. NATHANIEL T. - of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, former presiding prelate of the Second Episcopal Diocese of the Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas, departed this life Thursday, September 25, 1997. His bishopric duties from 1982-1994 included the Tennessee District consisting of churches in Bristol, Chattanooga, Harriman, Johnson City, Knoxville, Morristown, and Newport. Survivors; loving and devoted wife, Christine Scott of Philadelphia, Pa.; children, Elder Gilbert Earl (Eva) Scott of New York City (Former pastor of Antioch FBH Church, Knoxville), Beverly (Maude), Constance, Leonard, and Shirley Scott of Jacksonville, Fla.; a host of grandchildren, relatives and friends to include members of Mt. Moriah, Antioch and Mt. Olive FBH Churches, Knoxville, Tenn. Services will be held Sunday, September 28th at Gethsemane FBH Church, Philadelphia, Pa. at 7 p.m. Bakers Funeral Home, 2008 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121 in charge. Announcement by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
WEBSTER, JAMES BARNES - age 98, born November 10, 1898, and died September 26, 1997. He was preceded in death by Geneva Denton Webster, his wife of 57 years. In earlier years he was an active member of Smoky Mountain Hiking Club and the Exchange Club. He was a member of Tennessee Artists and South Knoxville Chapter of A.A.R.P. He was a charter member of Central United Methodist Church. Since 1953 he was a member of Graystone Presbyterian. Jim was Graystone's ''Senior Saint'' and last surviving member born in the 19th century, a multi-term elder and clerk of session. He always was ready to serve in any capacity, including the relocation and building committee of the present location. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Richard (Jay) and Gertrude Webster, Kodak, Donald R. and Dorothy Webster, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Robert Crowley, Eugene, Oregon; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Graystone Presbyterian Church Monday from 2-3 p.m. Witness to the Resurrection funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. in the Graystone Sanctuary with Rev. Mark L. Knisley officiating, graveside interment following at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts by made to Graystone Presbyterian Church's Children's Ministry Program, 139 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway in charge of arrangements.
WELCH, LUTHER V. - age 81, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member and past deacon of Bell's Chapel Baptist Church, veteran of WWII. Long time employee of Adams Building Supply and the Knoxville News Sentinel. Preceded in death by son-in-law, Dennis J. Galyon. Survivors; wife, Rella Wardell Welch, whom he married September 25, 1941; son, Ruble Welch; daughter, Kay Galyon; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Sam McMurray, Jerri and Tom McCarter; six grandchildren, Sam and Chad McMurray, Keith Welch, Brian and Kimberly McCarter and Brandon Galyon, all of Seymour; brother, Hugh Welch, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Saturday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Al Amith officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday, Holly Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sammy Stevens and grandchildren. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.