Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BERRY, MARGARET GUINN - of Knoxville, a native of Knoxville
and Loudon County, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 27, 1997,
at U.T. Hospital. She was the daughter of the late John F. and Ida Foxx
Guinn; the wife of the late Robert W. Berry who owned Berry Oldsmobile
in Lenoir Ciry for many years. She was a graduate of Farragut High School,
Hiawassee College, East Tennessee State Teachers College and attended the
University of Tennessee. An honorary member of the Tennessee Educational
Association, an alumni of Pi Sigma Literary Society, a member of the National
Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Berry, gracious and witty, was a person
with multiple talents. Most of her life was spent as a gifted and highly
qualified teacher, loved and greatly appreciated by pupils and parents
of Loudon and Lenoir City where she taught for nearly forty years. In 1955
she was awarded the Teacher of the Year. Her interest and concern for the
church gave opportunity to use her musical talent in the United Methodist
Church of Lenoir City (Trinity) where she was a member for many years serving
as pianist and choir member. She followed these interests throughout her
life playing for the church, weddings, programs, and other special occasions.
In later years she played in nursing homes. After retirement she becames
an avid bridge player, having attained the honor of a certified Senior
Master in the former Deane Hill Country Club, the Duplicate Club, and several
other clubs in Knoxville. She loved her friends at Carlton Towers and Weston
Place. Preceded in death by brothers, Harold Guinn and Frank Guinn; sister,
Hazel Guinn; and niece, Anne-Dale Guinn Criss. Survivors; sisters-in-law,
Lucille Guinn of Lenoir City, Dora Guinn of Maryville; nephews, Johnny
Guinn and wife, Karen, of New Market; Jimmy Guinn of Lenoir City; nieces,
Jo Ledbetter of Lenoir City, Jean Tonitto and husband of Rock Ledge, Fla.,
Annette Vestal of Athens; several great and great-great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral
services at 1 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Mike Gregory
officiating. Interment, Roberson Cemetery. Pallbearers; Mitch Ledbetter,
Jerry Wyatt, Chad Orr, Jeff Hall, Jimmy, Dan, and John Guinn. Click Funeral
Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
COLEMAN, EUGENE - of Knoxville, departed this life September 28, 1997. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
COPELAND, MAYME G. HOUK - age 84 of Rockford, formerly of Odessa, Florida, and Knoxville, died 1 a.m. Sunday, September 28, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. She was a member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, Knoxville. Preceded in death by husband, Walter Copeland; parents, Lula and Berry Houk; sisters, Mary Duncan, Kitty Duncan, and Lillie Stalyons. Survivors: sisters, Bessie Ogle and Lucille Parton, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The body has been cremated. Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gil Smith officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Keenagers of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge.
COX, LUTHER P. - age 86 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, September 27, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, China Hurst Cox; sisters and brothers, Pearl Turner, Jennie Hurst, Maggie Fox, Joe, Crit and Charles Cox. Survivor; sister, Margaret Long. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday Mynatt Funeral Home and proceed to Providence Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside service at 11 a.m., Rev. Steve Brasher officiating. Pallbearers: Frank Woods, Buddy Weaver, Chuck Buckner, Fred Adams, Tom Metcalf, Glen Owen. Friends may call at their convenience Monday at Mynatt's.
DAILEY, LETHA LUCILLA - age 80, of Rockford, died 11 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 1997, at the family home. She was a member of Rockford Baptist Church. Retired from Rockford Manufacturing Co. Preceded in death by husband, Elmer Leon Dailey; son, Donnie Lee Dailey; brother, Claude Vaughn; parents, Victor and Charlotte Vaughn; sister, Mabelle Lindsey. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Priscilla Dailey of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Lewis Simerly of Maryville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, D.J. Vaughn of Wears Valley; sisters, Nadine Vaughn, Elizabeth Law, Velma Newsom, all of Maryville, Edith Cass of Etowah, and Estelle Johnson of Baltimore, Maryland. Services 8 p.m. Monday, September 29, 1997, Trinity Chapel Smith Mortuary witih Rev. W.A. Galyon and Rev. Russ Maples officiating. Family and friends will assemble 10 a.m. Tuesday at Clark's Grove Cemetery for interment. Memorial donations may be made to Rockford Baptist Church or Blount Hospice Program. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday Trinity Chapel Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
DONAHOE, VIRGINIA - age 88 of Gatlinburg, was called home by our Heavenly Father Sunday, September 28, 1997, from St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Boyd Donahoe. Her life is celebrated by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Russell Brien; grandchildren, Bud Dobbins and wife, Kelly, D'Ann Averwater and husband, Patrick, Jim Dobbins; great-grandchildren, Morgan Dobbins, Nicholas Averwater, Briana Averwater. She is also survived by special nephew, Buck Wilson, and several very close friends. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 29, 1997, at the First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg, Dr. Jon Roebuck officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Gatlinburg Building Fund, 111 Oglewood Lane, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
FAWVER, LULA M. - age 89 of Knoxville, died Saturday September 27, 1997. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, the last of fourteen children of the late Robert and Rhoda Beeler, and the widow of Carl Fawver. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Robert Garcia of Knoxville; grandson, Dean McGaha of Knoxville; granddaughters, Kathy and Susan Garcia, Kay Rice all of Kansas, and Debbie Beckham of Knoxville; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday in Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Buford Wilson and Rev. Norman Kennedy officiating. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at Eastview Memorial Gardens for a 1 p.m. interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lula Fawver Memorial Fund, 2324 Midway Rd. Knoxville, TN 37914. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
GIFFIN, ROBERT C., JR. - age 69, of Maryville, died Saturday, September 27, 1997, at his home. He was retired from ALCOA and was a member of the Alcoa 25 Year Service Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. and Bonnie Martin Giffin, and brother, Richard Lynn Giffin. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Tami and John Hargis; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Janet Giffin; grandson, Tyler Hargis; brother, Harry R. Giffin; brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Joann Riggs Giffin; sister-in-law, Erma J. Giffin, all of Maryville. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Tuesday in Carpenters Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Roger Mathess and Rev. Ron Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
HAMSTEAD, ELLA LONETA - age 90 of West Knoxville, died September 28. 1997, at Shannondale Health Care. Member of West Lonsdale Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Obed N. Hamstead. Survivors; sons and daughters-in-law, Oliver and Mabel Hamstead, Knoxville, W.T. and Patricia Hamstead, Concord; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Avis Clark and Marie Davis, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday Rose Mortuary Mann Chapel, Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. Family and friends will meet at Edgewood Cemetery Tuesday for a 2 p.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
HARVEY, REV. WILLIAM SHERMAN - age 87, of 114 Candlenook Lane, Lenoir City, passed away Saturday evening, September 27, 1997, at his home. He was a retired Church of God minister. Survivors: wife, Della Marie Brown Harvey; daughter and son-in-law, Betty June and Roy Babb, Sarah Marie and Farrell Turbeville, Shirley Mae Spears all of Roane County; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Sally Frances Harvey and Dollie Voiles, both of Lenoir City, Grace White of Roane County; several nieces and nephews. The body will lie in state from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Hills Church of God with funeral services to follow at 10 a.m., Rev. Joe T. Winn, Rev. Thomas A. Perkins, and Rev. Willard Gardner officiating. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
HICKEY, GEORGE ALTON - age 64 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, September 27, 1997, at the family home. He was preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin and Edna Hickey. Survivors include; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Cathy Hickey of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Michael Weaver of Knoxville, Jane and Paul Benson, Lynn and Brian Bentley, and Kelly and Dave Fish, all of Michigan; daughter, Ginger Berger of Texarkana, Ark.; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother, Benny Hickey of Knoxville; sisters, Louise McMahan and Mildred Dixon both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Memorial funeral service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to be made to Thompson Cancer Survival Center, 1915 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. The service will be conducted by Rev. Bill Romines. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge of arrangements.
HOAG, JOSEPHINE FRANCES - of Oak Ridge, died September 27, 1997, after a period of declining health. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on March 18, 1908, to Annie and Oliver A. Pare'. She had three older brothers, Edward, Albert, and Arthur, one older sister, Florence, and one younger brother, George, all of whom preceded her in death. She was widowed in November, 1962, upon the death of her husband, Raymond K. Hoag. In August, 1964, she moved to Oak Ridge, Temmessee from Miami, Florida, to live with her daughter and had resided in Oak Ridge since that time. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and David I. Dunthorn of Oak Ridge; by her grandsons who live in Knoxville, David C. Dunthorn and wife, Linda; grandson, Michael Sunthorn and friend, Larissa Welch; and by a dear friend, Blanca Ricci. Josephine was a master at knitting, crochet, and all forms of needlework. She also enjoyed painting, and could grow any plant her green thumbs touched. She loved being with her family and was especially devoted to her grandchildren. Memorial service will be held tonight (Monday) at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Oak Ridge. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
JOHNSON, REBECCA ANN - age 10, departed this life for her heavenly home on September 27, 1997. Those who knew her were touched by her in life, and as she faced death. She leaves many who celebrate her life and grieve her passing. Parents, Mike and Lisa Johnson; brother, Trevor Johnson; grandparents, Mary Simpson, and Lawrence and Pat Johnson; uncles and aunts, Larry and Patty Johnson, Judy and Charles Martel, Joanne and Jimmy Capecelatro, Phil and Sher Johnson, Trish and Anthony Micaroni, and Kristi Simpson - along with numerous cousins, special friends, and two favorite dogs. All will miss her sweet presence. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at Parkwood Baptist Church, Gastonia, N.C. on Tuesday, September 30, 1997, at 7 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Kaleioscope Kids of Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204, or the Focus on The Family Ministries, Colorado Springs, CO 80995-7451, or to Parkwood Baptist Church Youth Ministries, 1729 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, N.C. 28054. McLean & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
JONES, TIMOTHY WAYNE ''TIM'' - age 32, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Maryville, passed away Friday, September 26, 1997, at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Preceded in death by grandparents, Verdie and Elbert Jones, Buck and Levell Crisp; uncles, Floyd Jones and Lyle Jones. Survivors; mother and father, James ''J.C.'' and Peggy Crisp Jones of Maryville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Connie Jones of Maryville, Terry and Jill Jones of Knoxville, James Jones of South Carolina; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Tom Hatley and Rev. Bill Jones officiating, interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
KANDILAKIS, HELEN - age 88 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday evening at the Ft. Sanders-Parkwest Hospital following an illness. A native of Greece, she was born on the island of Crete on September 18, 1909. Survivors include; daughter, Anastasia Xenakis of Florida; sons, John Kandilakis and Emanuel Kandilakis of Knoxville, George Kandilakis of New York; brother, John Georgeakakis of Crete, Greece; sister, Irene Maniatakis of Hamden, Conn.; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandsons. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home with the Trisagian Service at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church with Rev. Kosta Petrogeorge officiating. The committal service will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home 588-0567.
LAMBERT, ESSIE SUTTON - age 72, of 581 Zion Ridge Rd., Loudon, died suddenly Sunday morning, September 28, 1997. Member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Retired employee Allied Signal Corp., Knoxville. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. Sam Lambert; parents, Aaron and Arlie Justice Sutton. Survivors; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Steve and Linda Lambert of Winslow, Ariz., Luther David and Tracy Lambert, Oliver Springs, and Rev. Rick and Lisa Lambert, Lenoir City; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Corrie Hodge, Tampa, Fla., and Hazel Akins of Cleveland; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. R.L. Blankenship officiating. Interment 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Loudon Funeral Home.
MCCARRELL, ELSIE KATHERINE BYRD - age 79 of South Knoxville, passed away Saturday, September 27, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph A. McCarrell; parents, George T. Byrd and Edith Romines Byrd; brothers, Hal E. Byrd and James Ray Byrd. Survived by; brother, A.C. Byrd, sisters, Margaret Sams Breeden of Knoxville, Georgia Crisp and Wanda Faye Brinley of Powell, Beulah Whaley, Eulah Adams; sisters-in-law Betty, Blanche and Edith Byrd; brothers-in-law, Jesse W. Brinley and Harrison Breeden; a host of nieces and nephews. Special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Arden Sharp and Mrs. Gertrude Jackson. The family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday for a 1 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Duncan A. Carver officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
McCLURE, THE REVEREND DOCTOR M. SCOTT - age 73, a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for 46 years, died August 30, 1997. Dr. McClure, Pastor Emeritus of Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama, served there as senior pastor for 27 years. He was instrumental in the development of a retirement center called Kirkwood by the River, was heard in 65 countries on a radio program, ''The Worship Hour,'' and was seen in television presentations called ''Quiet Talks.'' Since 1995, he served as pastor of the Springville Presbyterian Church, Springville, Alabama. Dr. McClure also served churches in New Jersey, Ohio, Wisconsin and Tennessee, including the Second Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. McClure grew up on a farm near Lebanon, Ohio. He graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, after three years of military service during World War II. He graduated with the Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, The Doctor of Divinity degree from Pittsburg Theological Seminary and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Maryville College. He was a member of the Boards of Trustees of Princeton Theological Seminary and Maryville College, and the Board of Directors of the Alabama Symphonic Association. He served on the WBHM Public Radio Board of Directors and was a 35 year member of the Birmingham Kiwanis Club. Dr. McClure was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Margaret Messer McClure. He is survived by his present wife, Peggy Allison McClure; children, Dr. Scott H. McClure of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dr. Jane M. Blaum of Fiarhope, Alabama, the Rev. Dr. John S. McClure of Louisville, Kentucky, the Rev. Dr. Marian McClure of Louisville, Kentucky and Melissa McClure of Birmingham, Alabama; stepson, Steven Werdehoff of Mobile, Alabama and grandchildren, Heather, Andrew, Ian and Leslie McClure. He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) Perrine of Lebanon, Ohio, Mrs. Gordon (Mary Ellen) Mills of Westerville, Ohio, Mrs. James (Martha) Doerter of Ashland, Oregon, and Mrs. Robert (Margaret Amy) Hastings of Bowling Green, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 28, 1997, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Independent Presbyterian Church Columbarium in a private service. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to the Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation, care of Independent Presbyterian Church at 3100 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama 35205 or to the Springville Presbyterian Church Foundation, care of Springville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 429, Springville, Alabama 35146.
McGAHA, RUPERT - age 86 of Nick Thornton Rd. (Chestnut Hill Community) Dandridge, passed away 2:10 a.m. Sunday, September 28. 1997, at his home after suffering from a debilitating disease for the past four months. Mr. McGaha was born in a rural area of Cocke County where the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is now located. In 1921, he moved to the Chestnut Hill Community of Dandridge where he was a truck owner and operator for Bush Brothers Canning Factory for over 50 years. He was a charter and faithful member of the Big Springs Baptist Church in Chestnut Hill, and in March of 1966, Mr. McGaha donated the property on which the church would be built. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Terry Annette Henry, and seven brothers and six sisters. Survivors; wife of 61 years, Vola David McGaha; daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. John (Irene) Galloway, Mrs. Donald (Brenda) Dockery, Mrs. Theron (Barbara) Henry, all of Dandridge; grandchildren, Mrs. Deborah Clark of Dandridge, David Galloway of Morristown, Johnny Michael Rupert Henry and Miss Jill Henry, both of Dandridge; great-grandchildren, Chelsey and Mandy Galloway, both of Morristown, Tyler Clark and Rylee Henry, both of Dandridge; brothers, John Thomas ''Hop'' McGaha of Dandridge, Ben Rex McGaha of Newport; extended family, Glen Barnett of Dandridge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Monday, 8 p.m. at Big Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Colbert officiating. Interment graveside services, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at Proffitt Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening 6-8 p.m. at Big Springs Baptist Church. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
MCHASSIE, VICTOR - age 33 of Knoxville passed away Saturday in Pikeville, Tennessee. Arrangements announced later by Highland Memorial Funeral Home 588-0567.
MCNALLIE, WILLIAM EUGENE, SR. - age 63, passed away September 27, 1997, in Baytown, Texas. Survived by devoted children, sons, William Eugene (Billy) McNallie, Jr. and Robert (Robo) Frank McNallie; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Doug Clark, Gloria and Buddy Carringer, and Sheryl McNallie; grandchildren, Alan Spence, Steven and Billy Miller. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
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. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
MINGIE, MARGARET ANN - age 56 of Havelock, N.C. died Thursday, September 25, 1997, at Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, N.c. She was a native of England and a Jehovah Witness. Survivors; husband, Robert E. Mingie; mother, Marjorie M. Sabo, Washington, D.C.; sons, Robert Theodore Mingie, Littleton, Col., Brett J. Edward Mingie, Havelock, N.C.; daughters, Karen Elaine Nicholson, Woodbridge, Va., and Angela Terry, Havelock, N.C.; brothers, Bryan J. Ruddle, Glostenberry Summerset, England; sisters, Jennifer M. Ruddle, Washington, D.C., Susan M. Charsky, Boston, Mass., and Stephanie Newman, Orangeburg, S.C.; seven grandchildren. Graveside services will be cconducted Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Rev. Mike Seagers officiating. Entombment will follow the services. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the services at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
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.
PATTON, HAROLD G. - age 49 of 6402 Old Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, South Carolina, passed away Saturday, September 27, 1997, at Anderson Area Medical Center. Mr. Patton was born on November 22, 1947 in Maryville, Tenn. to Rev. Alvin Patton and Bessie Cline Patton. He was the Regional Team Leader Transportation of Owens Corning Fiberglass Corp. with 24 years service and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Vietnam War. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Maryville, Tenn. and attended St. George Episcopal Church, Anderson, S.C. He is survived by wife, Cindy Carey Patton of the home; father, Rev. Alvin Patton and mother, Bessie Cline Patton of Maryville, Tenn.; daughter, Whitney Alexis Patton of Palmetto, Fla.; step-daughters, Courtney Holloway of Palmetto, Fla., and Ashley Lytton of Anderson, S.C.; two brothers, Richard Patton of Ball Play, Tenn., and Calvin Patton of Maryville, Tenn.; two sisters, Bernice Long and Linda Griffing of Maryville, Tenn. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. George Episcopal Church, Anderson, S.C. with Rev. Richard Elloitt III and Rev. Alvin Patton officiating. A service will be held at a later date in Maryville, Tenn. The body is at The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, S.C. where the family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. The family will be at the residence. The McDougald Funeral Home of Anderson, S.C. is in charge.
PHELPS, MAXIE EVELYN - age 88 of Fountain City, died 10:10 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 1997, at the home. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church and the T.E.L. Sunday School Class. Survivors; daughter, Wanda Phelps; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggie and Jack Bond, all of Knoxville, Nancy and Dr. Fenton Scruggs, Cleveland, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, William H. Kidwell, Jr., Knoxville. Family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Dr. C. Glenn Sullivan officiating. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge of arrangements.
PHILLIPS, RALPH L. - age 85 of Kingston, formerly of Wheat, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, September 27, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville. Member of First Baptist Church of Kingston, he was a retired Methodist minister, county school teacher and worked for Dept. of Human Services. Preceded in death by his parents, Selph and Stella Phillips and a brother, Carl G. Phillips. Survivors, brother and sister-in-law, Howard Wayne and Mary Phillips, Kingston; 11 nieces and nephews; 36 great-nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday in Kyker Chapel with Dr. Roy Graves officiating. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery at Fairview.
RIDDLE, BETTY ROWENA NICHOLSON - age 79 of Tellico Plains, died Sunday, September 28, 1997, at her home. She was a native of Chattanooga, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late Gertrude Ida Ruth Lieb and Joseph Isaac Nicholson, Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick Joseph Riddle and a daughter, Jo Ann Sommers. Mrs. Riddle was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tellico Plains, a member and officer of the local unit of United Methodist Women which she helped to organize. She was also a member of the Callie Cobb Home Demonstration Club, Monroe County Senior Citizens, and a past member of the Pilot Club. Survivors: five daughters, Virginia (Ginger) McIntyre, Sandra Gates, Jeanie Maxwell and Betty Crowe, all of Cleveland, and Mary Debity of Tellico Plains; one son, Fredrick Joseph (Joe) Riddle, Jr. of Augusta, Ga.; two brothers, Robert Harvey Nicholson of Black Mountain, N.C. and Joseph Isaac Nicholson, Jr. of Deltona, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 1997, at the First United Methodist Church of Tellico Plains with Rev. William Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Green Cove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Myers Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Calvin McIntyre, Douglas Crowe, Douglas Maxwell, Terry Debity, Travis Brown and Eric Keller. The family requests that memorials be made to the Window Fund, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 194, Tellico Plains, TN 37384. Arrangements by Myers Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, TN.
RIDDLE, PAUL L. - age 46 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, September 28, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
SLIGER, LOWELL C. ''BUCKY'' - age 66 of Knoxville, died Saturday, September 27, 1997, at his home. Member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville, had retired as Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Records, and Director of Undergraduate Re-Admission. A graduate of old Knoxville High School where he was a cheerleader, and of the U.T. College of Education where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Mr. Sliger went on to receive his masters degree. Guidance counselor at Holston High School and active member and volunteer for maintenance of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the volunteers of Smoky Mountain Hiking Club. Active member of Early Bird Tennis at the Westside YMCA. Navy veteran serving in Korea. Preceded in death by father, Ira T. Sliger, Sr.; mother, Gertrude Sharp Sliger, and sister, Sara Sliger Gouffon. Survivors, wife of 41 years, Margie King Sliger; brother and sister-in-law, Ira T. Sliger Jr. and Rinda; sister, Christine Sliger Acuff; nieces, Betsy Gouffon Kerr, all of Knoxville, and Cindy Sudderth of Memphis; nephews, Joe Gouffon, Jr. and Tommy Gouffon, both of Knoxville; several great nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 10 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Dave Ward officiating. Active pallbearers, Waldo Williams, Fred Oakley, Tom Gouffon, Joe Gouffon, David Kerr, Chas King, Dr. William Acuff and Tom Lockett. Honorary pallbearers, Smoky Mountain Hiking Club and Early Bird Tennis Westside Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Volunteer Maintenance Workers of Smoky Mountain Hiking Club, c/o Margie Sliger, 3308 Bunker Hill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37920. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
STEPHENS, HELEN FRANCIS NORTH - age 77, widow of Ray Stephens, resident of Wood Presbyterian Home, formerly of 765 Old Tellico Hwy. Madisonville, passed away 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Notchey Creek Baptist Church. Daughter of the late James and Ada North. Survivors; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel Ann and Jim Lones, Farragut; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Theresa Stephens, Madisonville; grandchildren, Leann Lones, Knoxville, Jimmy Lones and wife, Susie, Farragut, Kathy Stephens, David Stephens, both of Madisonville; sister, Edna Mae Evans, Chattanooga; brother and sisters-in-law, Frank and Fannie Rhea North, Livingston, Ala., Agnes Stephens, Madisonville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by brothers, James and J.R. North. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Dr. Glenn Gregg and Billy Stephens officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
STRINGFIELD, MARK STEWART - age 14, of Cleveland, Tennessee, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 1997, at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. He was a member of Central Church of Christ, Cleveland, and a freshman at Cleveland High School. Preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Howard Dougherty, and paternal grandmother, Edith Stringfield. Survivors; parents, Cathy (Dougherty) and Winston Stringfield; sister, Tabitha Rachel Stringfield; niece, Victoria Salene Stringfield, all of Cleveland, Tenn.; maternal grandmother, Jane (Finchum) Dougherty, Corryton; paternal grandfather, William H. Stringfield, Texas; maternal great-grandmother, Jessie (Bales) Finchum, Corryton; special great foster grandmother, Mildred Taylor; several great aunts, great uncles, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Wayne Miller officiating. Family and friends will meet 3:15 p.m. Monday at Highland Memorial West Cemetery for a 3:30 p.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers, Steve Elliott, Barry Jenkins, Denny Howell, David Skidmore, Larry and Mitchell Dougherty. For those who wish, the family asks that memorials be made to East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Development Office, P.O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue.
VEAL, JEFFREY H. - age 36 of Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon September 27, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Bell Avenue Baptist Church but attended the Grace Fellowship Assembly of God. He was an employee of General T.V. Inc.-Curtis Mathis in Lenoir City. Jeff was an extremely talented musician playing many instruments and composing music. He was a graduate of Lenoir City High School where he played in the band. He was preceded in death by father, James Riley Veal; step-father, Maurice (Bud) Keener. Survivors; wife, Linda Coffman Veal; children, Jeffrey and Brent Veal; step-children, Rick, Jennifer, Tammy and Danielle; grandson, Jeffrey Elijah Holt; mother, Sue Shubert Veal Keener; sister and brother-in-law, Sheena Veal Lindner and Gary E. Lindner of Lenoir City; J. Andre Veal and Beverly Reed Veal of Glendale; nephews, Robert A. and Damon E. Lindner; nieces, Tricia Veal Maggard and Olivia Veal. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Charles Fritts, Rev. George Seay and Rev. Tom Compton officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City in charge.
WEAVER, RANSOM SANFORD - age 82 of Knoxville, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a veteran of WWII in the United States Army. Preceded in death by first wife, Mildred Mae Weaver. Survivors include; daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Gail and Joe Kirkpatrick of Knoxville, Jackie Hunter of Strawberry Plains, Callie Johnson of Oliver Springs, Donna Ownby of Dandridge; granddaughter, Dixie Lee Darlene Weaver; several nieces and nephews. The body was cremated and no formal service is scheduled. McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel in charge.
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.