Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|AULT, WILLIAM CARROLL - age 65, of Alcoa, was found dead
Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at the family home. He was a member of St. John's
United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Maxine Ault; and parents,
Marion and Beatrice Ault. Survivors include brother and sister-in-law,
James and Maurice Ault of Tellico Village; sister and brother-in-law, Dorris
and Joe McPherson of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial
services 7 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at the Maryville First Church
of the Nazarene with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Body was entombed
at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may
be made to Maryville First Baptist Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements
by Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
BARROW, LARRY JAY - age 57, Pigeon Forge, died Saturday, September 27, 1997. He was born and reared in Jonesboro, Arkansas, was retired from American Airlines, an Air Force veteran and was employed by Realty World Barnes in Pigeon Forge. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pigeon Forge and was preceded in death by parents, Mack and Katie Barrow. Survivors: children, Cathy Barrow of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Connie Richmond and husband, Randy of Concord, Calif., Mack Barrow, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Sam Barrow and wife, Dianne of Brandon, Mississippi; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Dava Cook and husband, Donald of Germantown, Tenn., Nelda Mickle and husband, Robert of Des Moines, Iowa; brother, Jim Barrow and wife, Nancy of Naperville, Illinois; numerous nephews. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Pigeon Forge with Rev. Bob Tripp officiating. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
BROOKS, JAMES C. - age 72, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. He was a door greeter at Wal-Mart on Clinton Highway for two years. Retired from Tennessee Asphalt Company in 1992. Preceded in death by parents, James and Reba Hamilton Brooks; brother, Herman Brooks; sisters, Nada Grimes and Inez Barr. Survivors: wife, Alma R. Brooks, Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter, Martha Simpson, Knoxville, Tenn.; sons, Tony H. Brooks, Knoxville, Tenn., J. David Brooks, Knoxville, Tenn., William E. (Bill) Brooks, Knoxville, Tenn., Tommy Brooks, Knoxville, Tenn., Johnny Brooks, Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Katherine Hosford, Knoxville, Tenn., Bobbie Ann Miller, Canada, Billie Jo Brooks, Chicago, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Father Xavier Mankel officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
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; brothers, Bill Houk, Isaac Houkand James Houk. 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.
FERGUSON, LON T. - of Morristown, born January 8, 1905, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. He was a grocery merchant for many years. He professed faith in Christ at an early age and was a member of Chinquepin Baptist Church in Hancock County until moving his membership to Calvary Baptist Church in 1954. He was a faithful member there until his health failed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Martha Ferguson; three brothers and six sisters. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Bonnie Beckler Ferguson; son and daughter-in-law, L.T., Jr. and Gladys Ferguson; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Roy Shockley, Cleta and Loyd Byrd, all of Morristown, Sharon and Billy Davis of Talbott; six grandchildren, Darwin and Winnie Shockley of Old Hickory, Tenn., Steve Shockley, Robin and Mike Hodge, Janet and Scott Killian of Morristown, Rhonda and Eddie Brookshire of Jonesborough and Roger Byrd and Ami of Maui, Hawaii; eight great-grandchildren, Kristan, Grant, and Summar Brookshire, Rachel and Emily Hodge, Ryan and Adam Killian and Bianca Byrd; two brothers, Wade of Lenoir City and Enos of Sneedville; sister, Carmen Nease of Wilmington, N.C. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Westside Chapel with services at 8 p.m. conducted by Rev. S.D. Rhodes, Rev. Carl Triplett, and Rev. Jim Fanning. Graveside service will be Wednesday 10 a.m. in the Hamblen Memory Gardens with Rev. J.B. Gulley officiating. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
HARRIS, PAUL D. - age 76, of Sweetwater, passed away suddenly Monday, Sept. 29, 1997. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church of Sweetwater. A veteran of WW II. Retired from Union Carbide Corp. after 37 years of service. Survivors: wife, Bonnie F. Burnette Harris; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Claude Lance, Mary Sue and Bill Hicks; grandchildren, Heather Lance, all of Sweetwater, Dr. Scott Lance of Lexington, Ky., Brian R. Hicks of Sweetwater; great-grandson, Devon R. Hicks of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday in Kyker's Chapel with Dr. Gerald Atkins officiating. Interment to follow in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Sweetwater VFW Post 5156.
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.
HOLLOWAY, GLADYS PEARL - age 70, of Maryville, passed away Sunday evening, Sept. 28, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, George Holloway, Jr. and son, Michael Holloway. Survivors: brothers, James David Finger, Jr. of Alabama, Coy Finger of Knoxville, Louie Finger of Maryville, Harold Finger of Maryville and Charles Finger of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Vonore Baptist Church Cemetery in Monroe Co. for graveside service and interment, Rev. Wes Rankin officiating. Friends may call at their convenience between 8 a.m. and 12 noon Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
KERR, LYDA LINDSEY FLYNN - age 79, of Kodak, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Sevierville. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Glenda Flynn; grandson, Richie Flynn; granddaughter, Gina Flynn; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Amanda Lindsey of Knoxville, Tenn., Rev. Ray and Louise Lindsey of Munice, Ind.; sister, Anah Bowers of Seymour; special friend, Ralph Sims; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Franklin, Rev. Kyl Rule, and Rev. W.A. Galyon officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Thursday in Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
MASON, RAY S. - age 69, of Blountville, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness. He had been a resident of Blountville for the past 35 years. Ray was a graduate of Emory and Henry College and was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 40 years of service. He was a member of Wheeler United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School. He was a member of the Holston Ruritan Club, vice president of the Homeowners Association in Gatlinburg and was mayor of Honaker, Va. from 1980-1982. He was a coach of many Little League Ball Teams. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend and Mrs. Frank C. Mason. Surviving are his wife, Pat Parris Mason, Blountville; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Barry Evans, Knoxville; sons and daughter-in-law, Dan Mason, Maryville, Tenn. and Ben and Judy Mason, Kingsport; sister, Mrs. Jim (Betty) Grubb, Kingsport, Tenn.; brothers, Dwight Mason, Piney Flats, Claude W. Mason, Kingsport, and Bob Mason, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; grandchildren, Chris Sharp, Nikki Sharp, Reid Evans, Byron Evans, Alex Evans, Amber Mason, Dustin Mason, Logan Mason; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Wheeler United Methodist Church, Blountville, Tenn. A funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. with Reverend Mark Flynn, Reverend Stanley Harrison and Reverend Denny Ford officiating. Graveside service will be conducted Thursday, October 2, 1997, at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Wheeler United Methodist Church Building Fund. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
KENNERLY, DR. JANE BOWLING - age 55, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at her home following a lengthy struggle with metastatic breast cancer. She attended Tennessee Wesleyan College and the University of Tennessee, where she earned bachelor and master of arts degrees. She was awareded the Doctorate of Philosophy in English Literature from Louisiana State University in 1977. Academic honors included Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies and valedictorian of Middlesboro, Ky. High School. She was also a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at Tennessee Wesleyan College. Early in her career she taught at Virginia Poly-Technic Institute and at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 1979, Dr. Kennerly joined the Tennessee Valley Authority at Knoxville, where she was employed until she retired due to cancer in 1995. During her 16 years tenure at TVA, Dr. Kennerly applied her skills as a Certified Public Accountant in numerous capacities related to systems, procedures, and business management. Jane was active in numerous professional organizations, including the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jane was active in the Wellness Community of Knoxville, a support organization for victims of cancer and their families, and participated in numerous other organizations which ministered to the needs of the community and sought to improve the environment. The Kennerly's are members at large of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. Jane, a native of Harrogate, Tenn. was the only daughter of Dr. Floyd E. (Jack) Bowling and his late wife, Evelyn Mars Bowling of Athens, Tenn. Jane was married to John Mauk Kennerly, originally of Washington County, Tenn. on June 9, 1973, and remained his beloved and faithful wife for 24 years. Dr. Kennerly is survived by her husband, father, her brother, Dr. J. Michael Bowling, his wife, Dr. Markita Price Bowling, and their two sons, Alex and Eric of Columbia, Mo. and many family members and dear friends. She will best be remembered for her humility, spirtuality, compassion, and caring. Dr. Kennerly requested that memorials and donations be made to the Wellness Community of Knoxville, 1844 Terrance Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916; the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 or to the Bowling Mathematics Laboratory at Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN 37303. Honorary pallbearers will be William Bodell III, John Crittenden, Gary Gitschlag, William Greer, David Mauk, James Montgomery, George Roettger, Mark Roettger. Final arrangements include a combined reception Thursday of friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Dr. George Odle officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tenn.
MAUK, C. SHAWN DACUS - age 22, of Seymour. The early life of Shawn was cut tragically short due to an auto accident Sunday morning, September 28, 1997. An honor student at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee, Shawn was pursuing his passion of working with children and would have graduated this December with his teaching certificate. Shawn's quiet strength will be deeply missed by his mother, Millie Dacus-Mauk; grandparents, Jean and Aubrey Dacus; fiancee', Amy Claxton and many friends and family members. Even in death, Shawn gave life through his choice of organ donation. As a life-time member of Broadway Baptist Church, his mother requests that in lieu of flowers, Shawn's memory be honored through gifts to his church, Broadway Baptist, 815 N. Broadway in Knoxville (423 524-2575), Kid's Place or Safe Place, 636 Middle Creek Road, Suite 3, Sevierville, Tenn. 37862 (423-453-9254) a haven for victims of family violence, including educational programs for children. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Baptist Church. Reverend Dudley D. Cockrum officiating. Dr. Jerry F. Ward, Distinguished Service Professor of Education of Tusculum College will deliver the Eulogy. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. Tim Bounds officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Doug and Richard Dacus, David Claxton and The Student Body of Tusculum College. Family will receive friends at Broadway Baptist Church from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway, in charge of arrangements.
McHAFFIE, VICTOR LYNN - age 33, of Knoxville, went home to be with Jesus on Sept. 27, 1997. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Hester Lynch and Homer and Hazel McHaffie; uncle, Chet McHaffie. He is survived by his loving mother, Mary Ruth Lynch; father, James E. McHaffie; son, Robert McHaffie; and daughter, Shelia McHaffie; brother and beloved friend, James L. ''Peanut'' McHaffie and Hazel Lebow of Knoxville; sister, Annie McHaffie of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Susie and Eugene Solomon of Morristown, Christine and Terry Rutherford of Maryville; nieces, Phebe Kerbo, Toni Rymer, Rachel Cashion, Victoria Cashion, Jeanette Cashion and Amanda Rutherford; nephews, William ''Bubba'' Cashion (USMC), Brandon Rutherford, James Solomon, Michael Cashion, and Dustin Solomon; great-nieces, Elisabeth Kerbo and Alexis Amber Rymer; great-nephew, Michael Conard; special aunt, Margaret McMahan; many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends. Funeral service will be 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Highland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Howard Russell and Rev. Anna Mae Denton officiatin. Friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Roseberry Cemetery in Mascot for a 2 p.m. interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 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.
MELTON, GLEN E. - age 81, of Bulls Gap, passed away Sunday, September 28, 1997, in Morristown Hamblen Hospital. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bulls Gap, and a member of Joe Layman Sunday School Class. He was a former employee of Charles Department in Morristown with 27 years service. He was preceded in death by parents, Louis and Margaret Melton; sister, Selma Moore; brother, Hubert Melton. He is survived by a sister, Lucille Ward of Bulls Gap; brother, Willard ''Bud'' Melton of Greeneville; two nieces, Margaret Arne Perkey of Morristown, Betty Melton Waldrop of Clinton; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. William Hughes officiating. Interment will be in McCollough Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Bulls Gap.
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. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, 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.
MORELOCK, JOHN FRANKLIN - age 83, of Knoxville, formerly of Maryville, died Sunday, September 28, 1997, in Lakeland, Fla. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, George Washington Masonic Lodge and Kerbela Temple, Knoxville. Preceded in death by parents, several sisters and brothers. Survivors include wife, Edith F. Morelock; son and daughter-in-law, Edwin G. and Linda Farmer of Odessa, Florida; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Donald Jacobs of Knoxville, Martha and Jim Goebel of Sarasota, Florida; grandchildren, Julie Klein, Kevin Smith, Bill and Ed Goebel, John and Erin Farmer; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Lindsay, Laura, Preston, Will, Kerry and Brenna. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary. Interment will follow the service at Grandview Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
O'DELL, SISIE JANE AKINS - age 87, widow of Rev. John W. O'Dell, resident of Wood Presbyterian Home, formerly of 924 Rafter Road, Tellico Plains, passed away 11:22 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Mt. Isabella Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Millie Jane and Marvin Presley, Norma Lou and Jonah Bivens; sons and daughters-in-law, Jalmar and Charstie O'Dell, Oscar and Margaret (Peggy) O'Dell, all of Tellico Plains, Junior and Clearancie O'Dell, Williamsburg, Ky., Rheed and Violet O'Dell, James Earl and Flora Lou O'Dell, all of Dalton, Ga.; 32 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Bell O'Dell, Dessie Cross, Dixie O'Dell Butler, all of Tellico Plains; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Mary Powell, Sweetwater. Preceded in death by daughters, Dorothy, Ella Mae and Lucille O'Dell; sons, Johnnie and J.D. O'Dell. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mt. Isabella Baptist Church, Rev. Gerald Lynn, Rev. Beecher Miller, Rev. Kenneth Watson officiating. Interment in Hardshell Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
PATTON, HAROLD G. - age 49, of Anderson, S.C., fomerly of Maryville, died Saturday, September 27, 1997, at Anderson Area Medical Center. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Maryville and attended St. George Episcopal Church, Anderson, S.C. He was a regional team leader of transportation for Owens Corning Fiberglass with 24 years of service. Mr. Patton was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War and a graudate of the University of Tennessee. Survivors include wife, Cindy Carey Patton; daughter, Whitney Alexis Patton of Palmetto, Fla.; stepdaughters, Courtney Holloway of Palmetto, Fla. and Ashley Lytton of Anderson, S.C.; parents, Rev. Alvin Patton and Bessie Patton of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Patricia Patton of Ball Play, Tenn.; brother, Calvin Patton of Maryville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and V.J. Long of Maryville and Linda Ed Griffing of Maryville; nieces and nephews, Stephanie and Ron Mills of Madisonville, Shelda and Jeff Truelove of Columbus, Ga., Amanda Carroll of Maryville, Dwight and Betty Carroll of Maryville, Jeffrey Patton of Maryville; and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a special friend, Swain Thompson of Anderson, S.C. Funeral service at St. George Episcopal Church, Anderson, S.C. at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Richard Elliott III and Rev. Alvin Patton officiating. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Obie Campbell and Rev. Alvin Patton officiating. Family and friends will assemble 2 p.m. Friday at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery for interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
PERRY, PAUL EDWARD - age 39, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Saturday, September 27, 1997. Preceded in death by mother, Ruth Boling Perry. Survived by father, Carl Perry; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Binky Russell, Betty and George Cody; sister, Carlene Scott; nephew, Bradley Scott, all of Knoxville; brothers, Benny Perry and William Wilder, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Roseberry Cemetery for an a.m. graveside service with Rev. Bill Romines officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
QUARLES, JAMES ROY - age 79, of Harriman, Tenn., passed away September 28, 1997, at Rockwood Health Care Cetner. Retired from Lockheed Martin. Was the Maintenance Foreman at K-25 Plant. He was preceded in death by sister, Anice Phillips; brothers, Stephen Quarles, Clay Quarles, Joe Quarles. Survivors: wife, Jeanne S. Quarles of Harriman, Tenn.; sons, Randy Quarles of Harriman, Tenn., Ron Quarles of Knoxville; sisters, Myrtle Patton of Crossville, Tenn., Elise Boles of Algood, Tenn., Geneva Banks of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 1997, at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association.
RAMBO, CARL - age 79, of Sevierville, died Sunday, September 28, 1997, at the Sevier County Health Care Center. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sevierville. Member and past president of Sevierville Lions Club. He served in WWII with the 70th. Tank Battalion and was awarded The Silver Star, Bronze Star, French Croix De Guerre and three Purple Hearts. Survivors: wife, Stella Reed Rambo; daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and Albert Atchley; grandchildren, Adam Rambo Atchley, Carol Marguerite Atchley, Reed Temple Atchley; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and Jack Miller of Gatlinburg; sister, Reba Marshall of Severna Park, Maryland. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Bob Gonia officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday in Shiloh Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sevier County High School Library or the First United Methodist Church of Sevierville. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville.
SHEFFER, RALPH LIN, JR. - of San Diego, California, passed away unexpectedly while on vacation in Jamaica on September 15, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Doris, his two daughters, Anne Conley Lindsay of San Diego and Linda Preston Sheffer of Reno, Nevada and their families. He is also survived by his brother, William Frank Sheffer, Sr. of Knoxville, Tenn. and his family. Ralph was graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1947 with a degree in mechanical engineering where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Following graduation, he was employed by several companies in the aerospace industry in California where he acquired patents for numerous inventions that help develop that industry in the United States. His interment will be at the family cemetery in Williamsburg, Ky.
SKINNER, WILLIAM J. - age 58, of Sweetwater, passed away at 8:24 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at the family home, after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his father, William Henry Skinner; brother, Mack Skinner. Mr. Skinner was a U.S. Army Veteran. Survivors: wife, Alma E. Price Skinner of Sweetwater; daughters and son-in-law, Lissa and Gusty Christenberry of Seymour, Sherry Linebarger of Knoxville; son, Kenny Skinner of Sweetwater; mother, Beulah Mae Skinner of Sweetwater; brothers, Claude Skinner, James Skinner, both of Sweetwater; grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday with funeral service to follow in Kyker's Chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Jimmy Jackson officiating. Interment 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park, with military honors provided by the Sweetwater VFW Post 5156.
RIDDLE, PAUL LAWRENCE - of Knoxville, departed this life Sunday, September 28, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. He was a member of New Metropolitan Baptist Church, where he attended until his passing. Former member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Crisis. He had been employed at South Central Bell as a lineman until his health forced him to take disability. He leaves to mourn his passing survivors: sons, Paul Mance and Susej Ridle; daughter, Charity Riddle; wife, Regina Riddle, Nashville; and four grandchildren; parents, Will and Hattie Billingsly Riddle; brothers, William (Frances), Archie (Vera), and Jeffrey Riddle; sisters, Joyce Riddle, Geraldine Littlejohn, Willie Jo (Willie) Harold, Carrie (Dwayne) Simmons, Elizabeth (Judge) Hill, Ethel Riddle, Patricia Felts, Kimberly (James) Taylor; and a host of other relatives and many friends to include, Mary Mance, Jeanette Walker, and Katrina Logan. The family will receive friends 12-12:30 p.m. Thursday, New Metropolitan Baptist Church, 121 Fern St. Funeral service to follow with Rev. Gregory Sawyer officiating. Interment to follow Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. The family will be at the home of Will and Hattie Riddle, 2601 Brooks Rd. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
WHITE, OPAL CURTIS - age 69, of Knoxville, passed away Sept. 29, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Member of Fair Haven Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Lillard A. White. Survivors: daughter, Melissa Elliott of Heiskell; son, Tony White of Knoxville; stepchildren, Clemith and Lowell White, Sherry Matthews, L. Gerald White, and Linda Bayless; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Harris, Dorothy Armstrong and Phyllis Fritz, all of Knoxville; brothers, Henry Clay Curtis, Jr. of Knoxville and Kenneth Curtis of North Carolina. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Chad Wayland officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt's at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Sharon Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Phillip Armstrong, Chuck Smith, Jimmy Fritz, John Strevel, Brian Sherrill, and Robert Harris. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
WILLIAMS, RUBY LUETISHA - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 1997. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Lee Williams; son, Sherrill Heath; daughter, Birdie Williams. Survivors: daughters, Barbara Poplin, Wanda Medlin, Susie Rhinehart, Brenda Osborne; sons, Thomas Williams, George Alvin Williams, Donny Williams, Bill Heath; 27 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Leona Wise, Naomi Kirby; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Berry Chapel with the Rev. Ben Smiley officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thrusday, Little Toqua Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
WOOD, MRS. VILETO M. (TURNER) -age 86, of Maynardville, passed away 1:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.