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COLEMAN, EUGENE (BUBBA) - of 2236 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, departed this life Sunday, September 28, 1997, at his residence. Preceded in death by parents, Leonard, Sr. and Dora Lee Coleman; brothers, Howard and Willie E. Coleman. Survivors: sisters, Nancy Mullins, Knoxville, Dorothy Blair, Utica, New York, Eugenia (Murphy) Strong, Mary H. Gillette, all of Knoxville; brother, Leonard, Jr. (Rachel) Coleman, Knoxville; very devoted nieces, Rita Coleman Fortson, Martha (Cookie) Davis; a host of other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to the Helen Perry Family, neighbors and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 1 at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Rev. George W.C. Lyons officiating. Interment Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

FRITTS, KENNETH LLOYD - age 72, of Knoxville, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday morning, September 30, 1997, at St. Mary's Hosptial. He was a member of Dutch Valley Church of God where he had served as Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and church clerk. He was one of the founders of the Knox Area Rescue Mission. He was retired from K.U.B. A Veteran of World War II serving in Europe with the Army. He was preceded in death by parents, Corbett and Effie Stinnett Fritts; brother, James L. Fritts. Survivors: wife, Estelle Robinson Fritts; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Colleen Fritts of Atlanta, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Richard Wright of Atlanta, Ga.; uncle, Bill Fritts of Lenoir City, niece, Virgnia and husband, Steve Strawderman of Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Gene Wier of Knoxville. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Dutch Valley Church of God, Rev. Jack Dean and Rev. John Unthank officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral at the church. Pallbearers; Curtis Fritts, Marty Fritts, Johnny Fritts, David Fritts, Bob Mitchell, Larry Waldroup, J.V. Doan, Jr., Calvin Hicks, Bill Turner and Tony Metler. Honorary pallbearers: Gene Shipley, Hollis Class, Henry Grainger, Fred Dearstone, Willis McCormick and The Senior Men of the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a Special Missions Fund c/o Dutch Valley Church of God, 1416 Breda Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37918. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m. in Lake View Cemetery. Rev. Charles Fritts and Rev. Paul Fritts officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

HURD, GALE - age 90, of Rogersville, passed away suddenly Wednesday morning, September 30, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. He was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, High and Lula Hurd; daughter, Bobbie Hurd; two brothers, Ray Hurd and Forest Hurd; two sisters, Ada Hurd and Lona Hurd. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Bessie Hurd of the home; seven sons, Kyle Hurd and John Hurd, both of Eidson, Hubert, Lincoln, and Frank Hurd, all of Knoxville, G.W. and Doyle Hurd of Mascot; three daughters, Irene Guinn and Betty Guinn, both of Knoxville, and Nancy Murrell of Seymour, including all daughters-in-law and sons in-law, 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Newt Hurd and Harry Hurd, both of Eidson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Colboch-Price Chapel with Rev. R. L. McGee officiating. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, 1997, at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday prior to the services at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. 

KEENER, DELILA M. - age 85, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday morning, September 30, 1997, at Asbury Acres Health Care Center. She was a member of Peck's Memorial United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Luther Keener; parents, Bales and Allie Cope Long; sisters, Bertha Margaret Long and Henrietta Hammontree. Survivors; daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Orville Walker of Alcoa, June and Don White of Maryville, Kathy and Richard Lehman of Richmond, Ind.; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Kay Keener of Vandalia, Ohio; grandchildren, Mike Walker, Brad Walker, Kim Grubb, Scott White, Steve White, Lori Thompson, Tim Keener, Todd Keener; ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Alberta Hammontree, Josephine Cannon, Marie Long, Chassie Long, all of Greenback; brother, Charles Long of Richmond, Ind.; special sister-in-law, Thelma Stephens of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Perry Duncan officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday at Peck's Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

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 awarded 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. 

LAWSON, ETHEL ANNA - age 84, of Maryville, passed away Monday afternoon, September 29, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a long term member of Gospel Temple Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Calvin Lee Lawson. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Walter Ogle of Maryville, Carolyn and Clay Ledbetter of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Wanda Lawson of Madisonville; grandchildren and spouses, Tony and Detra Ogle, Lisa Ogle, Teresa and Kenneth Pilkington, Sonia and Todd Whitehead, Eddie and Margaret Lawson, Debbie and William Hill; great-grandchildren, Randall Ogle, Penny Ogle, Walter Ogle, Kim Pilkington, Brooke Belcher, William Hill Jr., step-grandchildren, David Humphrey and Ricky Humphrey; sisters, Wilma Bellafiore of Missouri, Lucille Hamby of Maryville; brother, Homer Johnson of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Rex Everett officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Piney Level Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

McCLAIN, KENNY G. - age 57, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 1997, at the family home. He attended Elmwood School. Preceded in death by grandparents, Clyde and Lizzie Hamrick, John and Lillie McClain. Survived by devoted dad and mother, Granville and Lucy Mae McClain; brother, Jerry, of Wintergreen, Fla.; uncles and aunts, Paul and Carolyn Hamrick, Ermel and Ruby McClain; uncle, Albert McClain; several cousins. The family would like to thank all the nurses of House Call Home Healthcare who cared for Kenny. Many thanks also to friends and neighbors. Kenny was a joy to all who knew him. Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at West Lonsdale Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Mayo and Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. Interment to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

McNALLIE, SR., WILLIAM EUGENE - age 67, of Texas, passed away September 27, 1997, at the family home. Veteran of the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by father and step-mother, Frank and Callie McNallie and sister, Mildred Weaver. Survived include devoted children, William Eugene (Billy) McNallie, Jr. and Robert (Robo) Frank McNallie; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Doug Clark, Gloria and Buddy Carringer, and daughter, Sheryl McNallie; grandchildren, Alan Spence, Steven and Billy Miller. Graveside funeral service will be Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with Rev. Bill Romines officiating. Interment following in the Veterans Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. Pallbearers: Sam Rollins, Melton Jones, Mark Cole, Randy Lee, Carl Raby and David Love. 

MOORE, MILLIE PAULINE EGGERS - age 90, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, September 29, 1997, at Northaven Healthcare Center. She was a member of Lyons Creek Baptist Church. She had been a secretary for Blue Ridge Transportation Company for 27 years. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph K. Moore; parents, Charles Thomas and Grace Slaten Carter. Survived by husband, Len G. Eggers and many special friends. A special thanks to Dr. David Hassell and his staff and the staff and friends at Northhaven Healthcare Center. The family and friends will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Trentville Cemetery for a 1:30 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Michael Drive officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

OGLE, MERLE ROBERT - age 61, of Sevierville, died Tuesday, September 30, 1997. He was an Army veteran, a member of Glades-Lebanon Baptist Church and a member of Gatlinburg Elks Club. Mr. Ogle was preceded in death by mother, Cecil Ownby Ogle; sister, Vera Ogle Wilson; niece, Vickie Evon Ogle; brother-in-law, Edward Maples and Craig Benson. Survivors: father, Oliver R. Ogle; brother and sister-in-law, Von and Janice Ogle, Mike Ogle; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janavee and James Lum Ownby; Bess and Kenneth Jackson; Zelma Maples; Zella Ogle; Grace Benson; brother-in-law, Howard Wilson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Ogle and Rev. David Wilson officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Friday at Cartertown Cemetery for interment with military honors. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

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 8 p.m. Thursday in the Trinity 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. 

QUILLEN, MAYNARD - age 86, of Knoxville, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away suddenly Monday, September 29, 1997, at his home. ''In the sands of time etched so clearly and precise, life is eternal.'' He was a member of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church of Knoxville, and the Fountain City Rotary Club. He was a wonderful Christian person who devoted his life to his community, church and family. He dedicated his time helping missions, convalescent patients and others with his music. Preceded in death by wife, Rosia McDaniel Quillen; grandson, David Moore; parents, James W. and Mary Elizabeth Shetterly Quillen; brother, Claude Quillen, sister, Lillie Evans. Survivors: daughter, Nancie Moore of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dina Moore of Knoxville, Tammie Hammers of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Brandon Eugene and Tori Breanne; sisters, Edith Taylor, Vola Clemmer and Ruby Jones, all of Lenoir City,; several nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held Thursday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Interment will be in Lenoir City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wendesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

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 Nance and Susej Riddle; daughter, Charity Riddle; wife, Regina Riddle, Nashville; and four grandchildren; parents, Will and Hattie Billingsley 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 Nance, 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. 

ROUSE, JAMES BRUCE - age 59, of Sallings Road, Luttrell, passed away 9:15 p.m. Monday, September 29, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. Survivors; wife, Chesalee Rouse, Luttrell; sons, Alvin Rouse, Rutledge; Mark Rouse, Luttrell; Paul Pyle, Strawberry Plains; David Pyle, Conn.; Michael Pyle, Corryton; daughters, Cathy Atkins, Corryton; Jamie Hickman, Luttrell; Debbie Clodfelter, Luttrell; ten grandchildren; brothers, J.C. Rouse, Sharps Chapel; Elwood Rouse, Knoxville; Wayne Rouse, Maynardville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Charlie Tindell officiating. Interment Taylors Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Cooke Mortuary Maynardville. 

SELLS, CAROLYN KEISTER DENNIS - age 64, of Knoxville, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, September 29, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Mildred Dennis and grandfather, O.B. Keister, Sr. (Central Line-Manager of Southern Railway for many years. Survivors: daughter, Rebecca L. Oliver, Oak Ridge; son, Mark H. Little, Knoxville; grandchildren, Kristy Oliver, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Ashley Little and Justin Little, both of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday for a 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. David Lancaster officiating. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue. 

SHAFFER, GEORGE EARL - age 43, of New Tazewell, passed away 12:21 p.m. Monday, September 29, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. He was an ordained minister with the Dogwood Heights Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Herbie Sue Shaffer; mother, Mossie Fultz; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Jerry Gambrel, all of New Tazewell; three step-children; Earl Tolliver, Anthony Tolliver, both of Halls; step-daughter, Arlene Preston of Knoxville; mother-in-law; Eileen Needham of Halls. Graveside services and interment 3 p.m. Thursday, Skaggs Cemetery, Maynardville, Rev. Reggie Large officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Earl Tolliver, Gerald Tolliver, Jason Fleeman, Noah Fleeman, Jim Rhyne, Richard Daniels. Honorary pallbearers: all vendors at Center Brick Flea Market of which he dearly loved each one. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

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. 

SIMERLY, RICHARD MACK, SR. - age 50, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday morning, September 30, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of New Hope Baptist Church, veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by son, Richard Mack Simerly, Jr.; parents, Clinton and Stella Baker Simerly; brother, Rev. Samuel E. Simerly. Survivors: wife, Penny Reagan Simerly; daughter, Regina Simerly of Maryville; grandsons, Richard ''Jamie'' Simerly, Matthew Wayne Morgan; sisters, Christina Chadwick, Loretta Titlow, both of Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Willie and Troy Spradlin of Louisville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Anna Lou Simerly, Rev. Louie and Phyllis Simerly, all of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, 605 Dotson Memorial Road, Maryville, Rev. Michael Parker officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

WALKER, DANIEL D. - age 62, of New Tazewell, passed away 12:56 p.m. Monday, September 29, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Sunrise Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents; Roscoe and Alverta (Keck) Walker; daughter, Denise Edwards. Survivors: wife, Bettie S. Walker; son, Darrell Walker; daughter, Amanda Walker; grandchildren, Kendra Denise Walker, Jarred Lynn Walker, and their Mother, Rebecca Rouse, all of New Tazewell; step-children, Glenda Cable, North Carolina, Debbie Bailey, Tazewell, Patricia Monday, New Tazewell; Deanna Hall, Bean Station; Wayne Page, New Tazewell, William Osborne, Middlesboro, Ky.; 11 step-grandchildren, Tabitha, Allen, Tina, Kelly, Jessie, Chris, Alicia, Ashley, Daniel, Eddie and Billy; brother, Rolen Walker of Maynardville; sisters, Betty Treece, Powell, Doris Eastridge, New Tazewell; father and mother-in-law, Louie and Ruby Gordon of New Tazewell, several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Sunrise Baptist Church, Rev. Sam Griffin, Rev. George Walker officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before service. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tazewell. Pallbearers; Mike Walker, Leon Stansbury, Wayne Page, Phil Smith, David Cable, William Osborne. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 

WARD, ROBERT RAY - age 60, of Knoxville, formerly of Briceville, passed away Monday, September 29, 1997, at his residence. He was born August 6, 1937, in Anderson County, Tenn. He was a Navy veteran. Preceded in death by his parents, Laford and Sally Ann Ward. Survivors: daughters, Mary Owens, Phyllis Ward and Janine Burgin, all of Knoxville; son, Steve Davidson, Knoxville; sisters, Ruby May of Decatur, Tenn. and Dixie Waller, Guntersville, Ala.; brother, Jack Ward, Knoxville; grandson, Ben Brewer, Knoxville; granddaughters, Aimee Ward, Rayann Collinis, and Amanda Burgin, all of Knoxville; great-granddaughter, Rachel Ward, Knoxville; great-grandson, Daniel Johnson, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Robert, Alice and Frances, of Knoxville. Visitation, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Edwin Phillips officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Indian Bluff Cemetery, Briceville, Tenn. 

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. Thursday, Little Toqua Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

WITTENBARGER, EDITH CLARK - age 78, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Widow of the late Paul L. Wittenbarger. Charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Theodore and Flaude Clark; sister, Helen Wittenbarger, and daughter-in-law, Cora Lynn Wittenbarger. Survivors: daughter, Wanda Newman Wittenbarger; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Pee Wee Wittenbarger, Kenneth and Mickey Wittenbarger; grandchildren, Randy Wittenbarger, Stacy Ballard, Angel Kear, Christy Lowe, Travis Wittenbarger; great-grandchildren, Tyler Ballard, Dylan Lowe, Liston Kear; brother and sister-in-law, Fletcher and Sue Clark; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Jean Burnett. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Fellowship Baptist Church, Rev. Gordon Greenwell, Rev. Chris Francis, and Rev. Tom Miller officiating. Interment, Highland South (Holly Hills). Pallbearers: Randy and Travis Wittenbarger, Jim Ballard, Brad Lowe, Wes Kear, Jimmy Clark. The body will lie in state one hour at the church before services. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at 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. Member of Alder Springs Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Fonzie Wood. Survived by daughters, Jo Collins of Corryton, Wanda Vandergriff of Maynardville and Clara Ramsey of Kentucky; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Elbert Turner of Texas; sisters, Alta French and Lola Womack, both of Knoxville and Bob Smith of Iowa. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Charlie Ridenour and Rev. Greg Inklebarger officiating. Itnerment 11 a.m. Thursday at Ousley Cemetery. Pallbearers: Mike Collins, Darryl White, Robert Collins, Kenneth Vandergriff, Greg Inklebarger and Jimmy Tharpe. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

WOODS, EVELYN CORRINA ROBBINS - born January 31, 1919, died at her Clinton residence September 30, 1997, after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Astor Arnold Woods; son, Edwin (Eddie) Arnold Woods; an infant brother, Alvis Franklin Robbins. She was the daughter of Herman and Cora Parrott Robbins of LaFollette (Fincastle) and the granddaughter of Alvis and Elizabeth Ann Parker Robbins; and Benjamin Franklin and Eliza Butler Parrott of Bethlehem. Immediate survivor is daughter, Jocelyn Woods Griffo. She was borh in Powder Mill Hollow on the banks of the Powell River in Campbell County and attended Bethlehem Baptist Church, Riverview and LaFollette schools. Following her marriage, she resided in Caryville from 1937 to 1957, was a member of Caryville United Methodist Church and was employed at Cove Lake State Park. The family moved to Clinton in 1959 where she has since been affiliated with St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Cross Funeral Home, LaFollette; Rev. Glenn C. Patterson, Sevierville, and Rev. John T. Clark, pastor, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Clinton, officiating. She will be buried 10 a.m. Thursday in the family plot at Woodhaven (formerly Tennessee Valley Memory Gardens) in Anderson County. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.

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