Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ATCHLEY, DR. PAUL L. - 91, passed away Tuesday evening,
Sept. 30, 1997, at his home in the Riverdale Community. He was the son
of the late Dr. and Mrs. C.L. Atchley and a prominent optometrist in Knoxville
and the surrounding area for 70 years. Dr. Atchley was a member of the
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Hazel
Gray Atchley, with whom he was united in marriage for 70 years; daughters
and sons-in-law, Jean Lawson Marsee and M.O. Marsee and Joy and Jay Marsee;
daughter, Jodi A. Atchley; son, Phillip E. Atchley; 18 grandchildren; 51
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass 10 a.m.
Friday, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Tom Tavella and
Father Xavier Mankel officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6:30-8
p.m. Thursday followed by a Christian Prayer Service at Rose Mortuary Broadway
BRAKEBILL, EDWARD H. - age 72, of 608 Delray Dr., Nashville, formerly of Madisonville, passed away 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. Veteran of World War II, retired from Ford Motor Co. Survivors: wife, Hazel Joines Brakebill; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Warren Schultz, Fayetteville, Ga.; grandson and spouse, David and Tina Schultz, Parkesburg, Pa.; granddaughter and spouse, Jennifer and Capt. Steve Cook, Du Pont, Wa.; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Owen Barnes, Nashville. Graveside services and interment 1 p.m. Friday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
BRANCH, ROSS - age 69, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at his home. Preceded in death by parents, John and Porter Branch; sisters, Ozella Reynolds and Anna Mae Phillips; and brothers, Sam and John Branch. Survived by brothers, J.D. Branch of Sevierville, Bobby Branch of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Ella Mae Reagan. Funeral will be 7 p.m. Friday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hatley officiating. The family and friends will meet at Pratts Chapel Cemetery Saturday 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
CALFEE, RUBYE WINSTEAD - age 90, of White Pine, Tenn., a resident of the Jefferson Co. Nursing Home, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was a member of the White Pine First United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. Preceded in death by husband, Howard Calfee, who owned and operated the Calfee Supermarket in White Pine for many years; and a daughter, Patricia Mills. Survivors: son, Kent Calfee of Dandridge; sister, Alpha Fisher of White Pine; special daughter-in-law, Mildred Calfee; special nurse and friend, Karen Turner; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday 8 p.m. at Farrar White Pine Chapel with Rev. Charles Harrison officiating. Interment service Friday, 11 a.m. at White Pine Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening 6:30-8 p.m. prior to services at Farrar Funeral Home, White Pine.
DAVIS, HOPE BASKETTE - age 92, of Maryville and Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, passed away September 29, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, she graduated from Vanderbilt University and did post-graduate work at Columbia University. She had a career in relgious education in Florida until her marriage to Dr. Jack A. Davis, who served many Methodist churches in the Florida Conference until his retirement. A widely acclaimed artist and puppeteer, she participated in numerous exhibits and productions throughtout the southeast. Her talents were integrated into children's ministries with the Methodist Church and the community. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, North Carolina and was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Jack A. Davis. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jewell Davis of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Hope and Don Gideon of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Fran and Geoff Hughes of Kallspell, Montana; sister, Ruth Prentice Baskette of Nashville, Tennessee; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Lake Junaluska Chapel at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 5th. with Reverend Coxton Doggett officiating. The family has requested that memorials and donations be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund in Waynesville, North Carolina. Arrangements by McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn.
HOWELL, ZOLA GERTRUDE MONDAY - age 84, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away October 1, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. Ms. Howell attended Lenoir City High School. She was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater, Tenn. since 1941. Former member of 1st Baptist Church, Lenoir City and 1st Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Ms. Howell was a nurse at Sweetwater Hospital for many years and she was a member of Business Professional Women's Club. Preceded in death by husband, Carl R. Howell and daughter, Kaye Howell Parks. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Faye Howell and Kenneth Jones, Chatsworth, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Lois Rowe, Steve and Sandi Howell, Roger and Debbie Howell, David, Frankie and Fredrick Howell, all of Sweetwater; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Curtis, Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service is 8 p.m. Friday in Sweetwater Memory Chapel with Dr. Gerald Atkins officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Chris Noto officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday in Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel prior to funeral. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
LANGSTON, WILLIAM ''BILL'' - 72, of Clinton, Tenn., died Wednesday at his home. Born May 19, 1925, in Knox County, Tenn. Retired from Local #50 Carpenter's Union in Knoxville. Enjoyed playing guitars and bass guitars with various bands in the area. He was a member of Charity Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Harrison Langston. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Burton Langston; two daughters, Rita and husband, Duff of Lake City, Tenn., Joanie and husband, Butch Wilson of Heiskell; four grandchildren, Amy and Angie Partin of Lake City, Tenn., Billie Bullock of Clinton, Lindsey Wilson of Heiskell; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Matthew Bullock of Clinton; mother, Dorcas Mayes of Knoxville; three sister; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton Community. Friends may call at their convenience at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.
LINDSEY, FRANK RAY - age 67, of Blaine, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at home. A member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church and retired employee of 33 years from Johnson and Galyon, Inc. Preceded in death by wife of 43 years, Zelma Lindsey; son, Frankie Ray; sister, Bonnie Seymour. Survived by daughter, Janie Shelton; sons, Eddie and Brad Lindsey; grandchildren, Jason Lindsey, Jennifer Shelton, Jessica Lindsey, Patrick Lindsey; brother, Paul Lindsey of Peadmont; sisters, Ruby Bernard of Florida, Betty Jean Huskey of Sevierville, Marcell Hurd of Knoxville, Laurie Segers of Mississippi; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Mike Lee officiating followed by the interment at Indian Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Dr.
LLOYD, HOWARD (DEACON) - age 83, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at 9:30 a.m. at his home. He was a member of North Clinton Baptist Church and a retired construction worker. Survived by wife, Doris Lloyd; daughters, Clesie Lloyd Overton and Cathy Lloyd Coley; sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Hope Lloyd of Knoxville, Clayton and Nancy Lloyd of Clinton; grandchildren, Regina Dawn Overton, William Monroe (Monty) Coley and Marcus Adam Lloyd; sisters, Kizzie Bulkus of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elizabeth Harness of Cincinnati, Ohio and Comdeith Duncan of Huntsville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters in Christ. Funeral will be 8:30 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chaplel with Rev. Tony Wilson officiating. The family and friends will meet at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for a 2 p.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road.
McDONALD, KATIE - age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 1997, at home. She was a member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Survivors: husband, L.P., (Mack) McDonald; sisters, Helen Malonee, Sue Jackson; sister-in-law, Mercy Stuart; niece and nephew, Joe and Billie Malonee; great nieces, Jennifer Malonee, Whitney Malonee. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Dr. Jack Davis and Dr. Tom Ballard officiating. Arrangments made by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
McQUEEN, V. BLANCHE BRADEN - age 80, of Lake City, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born May 13, 1917, in Lake City, Tennessee. She was a member of Longfield Baptist Church. Devoted housewife and mother. Preceded in death by husband, Hurstle Braden; sons, Ray and Billy Joe Braden; great-grandson, Cody Craig. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Mark Saunders, Lake City, Charlotte and Steve Withers, Iron Station, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Lonnie and Arita Braden, Tampa, Fla., Hurstle (Huck) and Carolyn Braden, Lake City, Nickey and Teresa Braden, Lake City; daughter-in-law, Sid Brewer, Clinton; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephrews. Loved by all who knew her. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Clinch River Baptist Church. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Clinch River Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Byrge officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Friday, October 3, 1997, at Indian Bluff Cemetery, Briceville, Tennessee. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements.
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. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
MILLS, NORA TIPTON ''TIPPY'' SHARP - age 79, of Gatlinburg, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Royal Care Nursing Home in Pigeon Forge after a lengthy illness. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Luther ''Bill'' Mills, former Mayor of Gatlinburg and former president of First National Bank and son, Brent Mills; also former president of First National Bank of Gatlinburg. Survivors: daughter, Linda Kay Mills, Knoxville; grandchildren, Shayne Mills Lover, Kimberly Mills; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce Sharp and Frank K. Weaver, Knoxville; sister, Jewel Sharp Mayo, Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment 12 noon Friday at Shiloh Cemetery with Dr. Jon Roebuck officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg. Friends may call at their convenience Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
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 former husband, Ralph K. Moore; parents, Charles Thomas and Grace Slaten Carter. Survived by husband, Len G. Eggers and many special friends. 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 Driver officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
MOSS, MARTHA KIRBY - of Hampton, Va., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997. She is survived by her husband, James T. Moss who was associated with McCarty Mortuary for 15 years. Other survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Charlie T. and Patsy Moss; her granddaughter, Anna Moss; and her grandson, Charles H. Moss, all of Yorktown, Va.; and her brother, Col. F.R. Kirby of Huntsville, Ala. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spring City Cemetery, Spring City, with the Rev. Lynn Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Friday at Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City. Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton, Va.
PACK, MARGARET C. - age 89, of Etowah, passed away Sunday night at her residence. A native of McMinn County and resident of Etowah for 69 years, she was a former resident of Madisonville for 20 years. Mrs. Pack was a member of First Baptist Church in Etowah and was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Clara Glaze Cagle; first husband, William Carter Cloud; second husband, Floyd Duff; third husband, Creed Pack, and a grandson, Jonathan Lewis. Survivors: one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and William Lewis, Etowah, Tenn.; granddaughter, Deirdre Stafford, Brooksville, Fla.; grandson, Don Lewis, Lenexaz, Kansas; two great-grandchildren, Meghan Lewis and Carter Lewis; three stepdaughers, Jean Duffy Holley, Jacksonville, Fla., Nancy Hicks, Maryville, Tenn., Rose Mary Cain, Greentown, Id.; one stepson, Ray Pack, Maryville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Bordine Funeral Home with the Rev. John E. Pennington, Jr. presiding. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the funeral Home.
PARKHURST, RUTH ELIZABETH - age 74, of 4630 Zion Avenue, San Diego, Calif., formerly of Coker Creek, passed away 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Hospital, La Mesa, Calif. Daughter of the late Jim and Josephine Hedgecock. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Tom Atkins; granddaughter and husband, Deborah and Keith Martin; grandson and wife, Rick and Marla Atkins; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Nichole Martin; great-grandson, Joshua Seth Atkins, all of Etowah; sister, Marynell Scogin, Woodlake, Calif.; brother, Maurice Hedgecock, San Diego, Calif. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Epperson Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
PAXTON, JAMES A. - age 82, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Heritage Center Nursing Home after a lingering illness. He was a lifetime resident of Morristown. James was a veteran of the U.S. Amry, and served proudly in the Pacific area during WW II. He was the son of the late Bill and Etta Paxton and was preceded in passing by brothers, John and Charles Paxton of Morristown and sister, Billie Elder of Little Rock, Ark. Survivors: wife, Virginia Starnes Paxton; son and daughter-in-law, Roy ''Buzz'' and Phyllis of Jacksonville, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Doris of Herrin, Ill.; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Harry Sewall of Ocean Springs, Miss.; daughter, Donna Hamilton of Phoenix, Arizona; and daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Randy Gratz of Friendsville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Stetzer's Morristown Chapel with the Rev. J.D. Stallard officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Jefferson County. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home or friends may call at their convenience at the funeral home. Friends may express sympathy through memorial donations to Volunteer Blind (Opportunities East), P.O. Box 706, Morristown, TN 37814. Stetzer Funeral Home of Morristown in charge of arrangements.
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. Funeral services 10 a.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Graveside service will be held at Lenoir City Cemetery. Arrangements by Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
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.
SMITH, JEWELL E. - age 72, of Romeo, Mich., died Sept. 29, 1997. Survived by her daughter, Darlene (David) Green; her sons, Rector (Susan) Harless, Nathan Smith, Billy Ray (Bonnie) Smith, all of Michigan; her sister, Edna Dyer of Tennessee; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Jewell was preceded in death by her husband, William; her son, Roy Kenneth Smith; one sister and three brothers. Burial in Bruce-Armada Cemetery, Bruce Township, Mich. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 1 p.m. Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo, Mich., in charge.
STRONG, ROSIE ELLEN - 84, of Clinton, Tenn., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at Briarcliff Health Care Center in Oak Ridge. Born April 3, 1913, in Campbell County, Tenn. Retired from Union Carbide, Oak Ridge, Tenn., after 30 years of service as a chemical operator. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Clinton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, William ''Bid'' Strong; her parents, Silas and Nora Bullock; sisters, Nettie Towe. Survivors include: daughter, Phyllis and husband, Jennings Meredith of Clinton; son, Dean and wife, Joan Strong of Clinton; one sister, Monnie Russell of Oliver Springs; brothers, Truman Bullock of Powell, Robert Bullock of Palo, Ind., Harvey Bullock of Caryville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ashley Meredith of Clinton and Janet S. Christopher of Walland, Tenn.; great-grandson, Darren Foust of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Thursday, following visitation with Rev. George Williams officiating. Burial 10 a.m. Friday, October 3, 1997, at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens, Claxton Community, Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.
TACKETT, FLOYD - age 75, of Lake City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at his residence. He was of the Baptist faith. He was born July 6, 1922, in Anderson County, he is the son of the late Boss and Retha Tackett. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Amry Veteran of W.W.II serving in the European Theater. Preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Pauline Vowell Tackett and sister, Marie Lindsey. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Charles Hazelwood, Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary S. and Sharon W., Caryville, Chris A. and Naomi, Clinton; grandchildren, Stephanie K. Tackett, Caryville, Jonathan A. Tackett, Clinton; sister, Mary E. Loyd and husband, Arthur, Clinton; brothers, Virgil Tackett and wife, Martha, Caryville, Charlie Tackett and wife, Thelma, Lake City, Bill Tackett and wife, Mollie, Clinton; brother-in-law, Walter B. Lindsey, Toledo, Ohio; special friends, Amos and Helen Anderson, Lake City; several nieces and nephews. Visitaton 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Cox-Martin Chapel with Rev. Ernest Ward, Rev. Clifford Fraker, Rev. C.H. Baird. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, 1997, at Oak Grove Cemetery. Full military honors at graveside.
VALENTINE, FLORENCE WANDA - age 70, of Newport, died Wednesday afternoon at The Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Burke and Florence Martin. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Fred M. Valentine, Jr. of Newport; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie Valentine and Victor L. Hart, Jr. of Louisville, Tenn.; grandson, Victor L. Hart III of Louisville, Tenn.; aunt, Zoe Clark of Newport; also many cousins. Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Friday at the Manes Funeral Chapel with The Rev. L. Riley Huffstetler, The Rev. Ranson Hall and The Rev. Dr. J. Castro Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m. Friday before service. For those who wish memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 212 Washington Ave., Newport, Tenn. 37821 or to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1645 Plesant Grove Road, Newport, Tenn. 37821.
Manes in charge.
VANSANT, SALLY R. - age 62, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday evening at the Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. A native of Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late William Fred and Edith Marie Guy Coward. A member of the Splring Hill Baptist Church, she was a devoted housewife. Preceded in death by her parents and also by brothers, Amos, Albert, Junior and Dee Coward and sisters, Margaret Seay, Willliams Henderson, Sue Pryor, Evelyn Walters and Fern Shelton. She is survived by: husband, Greene Vanzant of Knoxville; sons, Donald G. Vanzant of Powell, Darrell G. Vanzant of Knoxville, David M. Vansant of Knoxville; daughters, Debra Hilton of Powell, Sharon Autin of Rutledge; sister, Joyce Williams of Tate Springs, Tenn.; a special nephew, Robert Seay of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Highland Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Jackie Bunch preciding. The interment will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery with grandsons serving as casketbearers. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
WALTERS, JACKIE RUTH BRYSON - age 66, of Rockford, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at the Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a native of Graham County and the daughter of the late John C. ''Buck'' Bryson and Ila Stewart Bryson. She is survived by her husband, Claude J. Walters of Rockford, Tenn.; daughters, Sandy Campbell of Homosassa, Fla., Mimi Walters of New Haven, Conn., Carla Hughes of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; brothers, Ray Bryson of Concord, N.C. and Doug Bryson of Eton, Ga. She has five grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, 1997, at the Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverend Cynthia A. Terry will officiate. Burial will be in the Old Mother Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute Building 31, Room 11A-16, 31 Center Dr., Bethesda, MD 20892. Townson-Smith Funeral Home, Robbinsville, NC, in charge.
WELLS, HOPE C. - age 83, of 392 Hope Wells Lane, Speedwell, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 1997, at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of the Well Springs United Methodist Church and was a retired dairy farmer. He is survived by his wife, Dean C. Wells of Speedwell; sons and daughter-in-law, Billy Hope Wells of LaFollette, Aubrey Wayne and Judy Wells and Freddie Hazen Wells of Speedwell; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Wells of Fairfax, Va.; sister-in-law, Vivian Wells of California; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Well Springs United Methodist Church and Rev. Bill Hill officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, 1997, at Fincastle Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the church before funeral services. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangememnts.
WILLIAMS, NATHAN - age 90, of Friendsville, Tenn., departed this life Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home. He is survived by devoted nephews, James (Lula) and Frank, Jr. Williams; nieces, Kay Moulden, Jo Ann Taylor, Fransetta Phillips, Lorraine Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Ella Williams; nephews, Benjamin, Bedford, Winifred, Preston, and Bobby Williams; niece, Joyce Jefferson, Cleveland, Ohio; and many great-nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will greet friends and relatives on Friday, October 3, 1997, from 12 noon until 12:30 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral service to follow at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be held at New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.
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. Arrangements by 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 Widner 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.
WOODY, THOMAS BLAINE - age 71, of Philadelphia, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 1997. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Blaine and Flora Lee Woody; brother, James Allen Woody. Survivors: devoted exwife and mother, Mary Evelyn Woody; daughter, Teresa Darline Holland; sons, Elbert Douglas Woody, Michael Thomas Woody, James Allen Woody; sister, Anna Elaine Thompson; three granddaughters; one grandson; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at Kyker's Chapel with Rev. James Harold and Rev. Keith Harold officiating. Interment to follow in the Old Steekee Cemetery in Loudon.