Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BAILEY, KEITH - age 53, of Golf View Drive, Maryville,
died Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member
of Dotson Memorial Baptist Church. Mr. Bailey was a teacher and former
football coach at Greenback High School. Survivors include wife, Susan
Clark Bailey; daughter, Laura Livingston of Alcoa; parents, Ralph and Johnnie
Bailey of Alcoa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Charles and Jo Ann Bailey
of Louisville, Ron and Penny Bailey of Maryville and several nephews and
one niece. Family and friends will assemble 10 a.m. Saturday at Grandview
Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Rev. John Coates, Dr.
Charles Bailey and Rev. Gene Gann officiating. Memorial donations may be
made to the Christian Activity Center of Dotson Memorial Baptist Church.
Family received friends Friday evening at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
BEELER, DOUGLAS DWIGHT JR. - age 22, of Washburn, passed away suddenly Friday morning, October 3, 1997, as the result of an automobile accident. He was employed by the Grainger County Sheriffs Department. Preceded in death by grandmother, Genina M. Beeler. Survivors: former wife, Christina Beeler; son, Tyler Dwight Beeler, both of Oak Ridge; parents, Douglas Dwight and Patricia Beeler, Washburn; mother, Cynthia Beeler, Jefferson City; sister, Tracy Michelle Beeler; half-sister, Lindsey Michelle Beeler; step-sister, Susan Joy Beeler, all of Washburn; half-brother, Steven Raymond Beeler, Jefferson City; grandparents, Homer L. Beeler, Washburn, Mr. and Mrs. William K. Robinson, Deming, New Mexico; step-grandparents, Joe and Susan West, New Tazewell. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Beelers Chapel Methodist Church with interment to follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
CAMPBELL, KYLE - age 86, of Tazewell, was born April 5, 1911, and passed away of October 3, 1997 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. He was a deacon of Union Chapel Church, active at the Senior Citizens, life-long farmer. Preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Dalton Campbell; daughter, Barbara Campbell Witherspoon; parents, Rufus and Elizabeth Ousley Campbell. Survived by; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Edith Campbell of Morristown; son-in-law, John Witherspoon, Sr. of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jennifer King of Talbott, Johnny and Kathy Campbell of Morristown, Jeff and Debbie Campbell of Houston, Texas, Joy and Stuart Rogers of White Pine, Tenn., Jane and Chris Smith of Houston, Texas, John Witherspoon, Jr. of Knoxville; six great-grandchildren; brother, Clyde Campbell of Halls, Tenn.; a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Chapel Church. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 1997, Coffey Funeral Hone Chapel, Tazewell, Rev. John Hatfield and Rev. Travis Chumley officiating. Singers will be the Liberty Quartet. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, 10 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Coffey Funeral Home Tazewell. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
DAMEWOOD, WILLIAM HALL - age 83, passed away Oct. 2nd., 1997, at Park West Hospital. He was retired from the Postal Service. Mr. Damewood was preceded in death by his son, Bill. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edna Nelms Damewood; daughter, Gail Damewood; four grandsons, Steven Lovell, Bill Lovell, James Damewood, Jef Damewood; three great-granddaughters, Shana Lovell, Sheyla Lovell, Kimberly Damewood; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Reagan, Fontella French, Mildred McElhenny; daughter-in-law, Roberta Barnes Pedigo. After 50 years of diabetes, Mr. Damewood has been donated for diabetes research. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Any services will be private.
FRAAS, JEANNE - of Knoxville, died in her sleep at home Oct. 3rd., 1997. Ms. Fraas received her BA degree in library science from Flora Stone Mather College, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1938. She was married to Arthur Paul Fraas for 57 years. In addition to her husband, she leaves her children; son, Arthur Gilbert Fraas and daughter-in-law, Susan Mitchel Fraas of Chevy Chase, Md.; and daughter, Nancy Fraas MacLean of Brentwood, Tenn. She leaves five grandchildren, Matthew, Kenny and Johnny MacLean, Mitchell and Catherine Fraas. Having experienced the difficulties of adjusting to life in a foreign country while living in Brazil in the latter 1940's, Mrs. Fraas volunteered at the University House at the University of Tennessee, befriending foreign students and their families. She also tutored their children in English. For many years, Ms. Fraas drove to Oak Ridge to record books for Reading for the Blind. She taught sunday school at Union Church in Rio de Janeiro and later at Sequoyah Presbyterian in Knoxville where she served as secretary of the board of deacons, as an elder and an officer of the Women of the Church, Mrs. Fraas volunteered at Children's Hospital up until her diagnosis of lung cancer two years ago. She was beloved by family, neighbors and many friends. Her scholarly interests were indicated not only by her active role in various book discussion groups over the past 50 years, but also by a book of poetry she wrote and titled ''Just Wondering''. A memorial service will be held at Sequoyah Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5th., Rev. William Barron officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sequoyah Presbyterian Church. Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
GLENN, EDNA HELEN - age 89, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Thursday, October 2, 1997, at her home. Member of Midway Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Carroll Glenn. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ruth and Von Riddle of New Market; sons and daughters-in-law, Lowell (Buddy) and Carolyn Glenn, Gerald and Connie Glenn, all Strawberry Plains; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; niece, Delores Newman of Strawberry Plains. The family and friends will meet at Pollards Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday for an 11 a.m. committal service with Rev. Buford Wilson and Rev. Paul Moore officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and Marlin Coker, Jr. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7420 Asheville Hwy.
HICE, LUCILLE BARGER - age 83, passed away Thursday, October 2, 1997, at her home in Corryton. Mrs. Hice was a member of Ramsey Heights Baptist Church for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Hice and her daughter, Patricia Hice. She is survived by sons, Robert S. Hice, Corryton, David Hice and his wife, Gayle, Corryton; daughter, Donna Clendennon and her husband, Charles, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Donovan Hice, Las Vegas, Nevada, Vonda Collins, San Antonio, Texas, Nancy McGill, Knoxville, Bill Hice, Knoxville, Susan Ledbetter, Atlanta, Ga., Chuck Clendennon, Atlanta, Ga., David Clendennon, Atlanta, Ga.; special friend, Mary Booth. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Saturday at the Highland South Chapel, Rev. Teddy McCloud will be officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Sunday at Highland South Cemetery.The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300.
HICKMAN, JAMES D. JR. - age 61 of Kodak, passed away Friday, October 3, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Shady Baptist Church. Preceded in death by son, Frankie Hickman; parents, Dewey and Mabel Hickman; sister, Mary Hickman; brother, Sam Hickman. Survived by wife, Bonnie J. Hickman of Kodak; daughters and son-in-law, Ilene and Lavon Bridges of Kodak; Pam Stallings of Rogersville; grandchildren, Jamie and David Stallings of Rogersville; sisters, Juanita Hickman and Dorothy Henry; brothers, Oliver and Earl Hickman, all of Kodak; sister-in-law, Dottie Hickman of Strawberry Plains; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Fielden Chapel. with Revs. Ronnie White and Ed Collins officiating. Interment in Shady Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home. The family will be at the home of Olive Hickman. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
JONES, MARGARET RUTH TATUM - age 78 of Knoxville, died Wednesday, October 1, 1997, in Houston, Texas. A graduate of the University of Tennessee in Home Economics, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church. A retired teacher, Called ''Miss Margaret'' by her students, she taught and operated Tatum School for many years. Survivors include daughter, Kathryn (Katie) Flint Jones, Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Carter and Mike Lawhorn, Houston; sisters and brother-in-law, Jeanie Patt and Edwin T. Coleman, Knoxville, Mary Louise and Robert M. Johnson, Houston; brother and sister-in-law, Sam C. and Sarah Tatum, Tallahassee, Fla. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Carter Johnson officiating. Interment to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donation may be made to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at 535 Chippewa Cir., Knoxville. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
KENNEDY, DR. A. GLENN - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, October 2, 1997. He was deacon and elder at Lake Forest Presbyterian Church. Graduate of University of Tennessee Medical School. He served as Chief of Staff at St. Mary's Medical Center. Founder of Internal Medicine Associates. Practiced medicine in Knoxville for 35 years. He served in the Navy. Survivors: wife, Margaret Kennedy; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Vickie Kennedy, James and Rhonda Kennedy; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and David Field, Panama City, Fla; grandchildren, Megan, Christopher and Krista Kennedy, Rachel and Nathan Johnson; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Claude Houbler; nieces, Jenny Boyd, Judy Clapp. Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Lake Forest Presbyterian Church with Rev. Stewart White officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lake Forest Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 714 Lake Forest Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements.
KIGER, WILLIAM J. - age 75, of Walker Springs Road., Knoxville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, October 1, 1997, in Knoxville. He was a retired tax accessor for the State of Tennessee and the Exxon Oil Co. in Houston, Texas and New Orleans, La. and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and the Berma-China Campaign. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Victor (Marjorie) Brown and Mrs. Randy (Lynda) Ramsey, both of Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Nelson (Karol) Wagar of Mandeville, La.; one brother, Jack Kiger of Riverview, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Spencer (Ruth) Haines of Wheeling, W.Va. and Mrs. Lyle (Louise) Young of Belpre, Ohio and two grandchildren, William and Sarah Wagar. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 6, 1997, at the Grisell Funeral Home, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, W.Va. (304) 455-1800.
LAY, MARY L. - age 89, of St. Anne, Illinois, passed away Thursday at her home. Born December 2, 1907, in Incline, Kentucky. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and reading. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lay; one son, Fred Lester; parents, Martin and Lucy Sargent; brothers, Vinton and Fred; sisters, Lily, Stella and Georgia; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Survivors: daughters, Faye and Jimmy Carmical of St. Anne, Illinois, June Scarborough of Lewisburg, Ohio, Jewel Danduran of Bourbonnais, Illinois; son, Jack W. Lay of St. Anne, Illinois; brothers, Orville Sargent of Harlan, Ky., Charles and Lois Sargent of Blue Ash, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, October 6, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton with graveside service following at 1 p.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church, Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn., with the Rev. Jack Carmical officiating. Memorials may be made to the Gideons. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton, in charge of all arrangements.
LEWELLING, VELA MAE (APPLE) - age 93, of Knoxville, died at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a lifetime member of Second United Methodist Church, member of Florence Creswell Sunday School Class, member of Daughters of America. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas Decatur Lewelling; daughter, Ruby Lewelling Alfrey; and parents, Nebraska B. Apple and Mildred Elizabeth Petty Apple; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Jolinda and John R. Mays of Knoxville; son-in-law, Paul R. Alfrey of Newport Beach, Calif.; granddaughters, Janice Alfrey of Newport Beach, Calif., Susan Alfrey of Garden Grove, Calif.; and granddaughter and husband, Cindy and Bobby R. Nichols, Jr. of Knoxville; grandson and wife, Thomas H. and Carrie Mays of Lenoir City; great-grandchildren, Brittany Nichols, Trey Nichols and Jason Mays; sister, Sallie Leach of West Cramerton, N.C. Family and friends will assemble for interment at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 1997, for a 9:30 a.m. graveside service at Highland Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville.
MAY, MURREL REX - age 71, of Jacksboro, Tennessee, died Thursday at LaFollette Medical Center. Born August 5, 1926, in Knoxville, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Retired from Jeske Co. Appleton, Wis. as a salesman. He was a member of Cumberland View Baptist Church, Jacksboro, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, James R. May. Survivors include his wife, Velsie McGhee May; mother, Gladys Swaggerty May of Knoxville; daughters, Cheryl Phillips of Caryville, Tenn., Robin Warnerd of Minneapolis, Minn.; sisters, Mary Sue Reves of Pen Valley, Calif., Wilma Keith of Knoxville, Iris Moen of Melborne, Fla.; brothers, James Roscoe May of Washougat, Wash., Freddie May of Knoxville, Don May of Knoxville, Bobby May of Denver, Col.; grandchildren, Nikki, Billy and Ashley; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby R. Wilson officiating. Burial 10 a.m. Monday. October 6, 1997, at Tennessee State Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. with full military honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Deacons at Cumberland View Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge.
MAYES, CARL ''MOUSEY'' - age 85, of Speedwell, Tenn., passed away Friday, October 3, 1997, at Middlesboro ARH. Preceded in death by wife, Della Mayes; parents, Richard and Dana Shelton Mayes; brothers, Sherman and Virgil ''Tobby'' Mayes; sister, Nell Marsee; and grandson, Tyler Mayes. Survivors: sons, Roy Lee Mayes of North Augusta, S.C., Gary C. Mayes and Douglas D. Mayes, both of Speedwell, Tenn; daughters, Marlene Sowder of Hamilton, Ohio, and Diann Morgan of Knoxville, Tenn.; step-sons, Tom Reed of LaFollette, Tenn. and Jim Reed of Atlanta, Ga.; step-daughter, Lisa Reed of South Carolina; brother, Ulys Mayes of Speedwell, Tenn; sisters, Ethel Mayes of Tazewell, Tenn., and Viola Jones of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Shady Grove Church with Rev. Gary Mundy officiating. Burial Greasy Hollow Cemetery. Pallbearers, Michael Mayes, Larry Mayes, David Mitchell Mayes, Darly Mayes, Donald Wayne Mayes, and Roger Evans. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel 869-3651 or 626-4249.
McCALL, ROBERT ''R.J.'' JR. - age 73, of 2516 Park Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of Knoxville, died Wednesday, October 1, 1997. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home South Chapel. Mr. McCall was a retired sales supervisor for C&S Distributors, Chattanooga. Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. Survivors include his wife, two sons, two sisters, one brother, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 is serving the family, (423) 282-1521.
PARKS, JACQUELINE Y. - of Knoxville, departed this life Friday, October 3, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
PAYNE, RUFUS WILLIAM JR. - age 70, of Knoxville, died Thursday, Wednesday, October 2, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Under the watch of Harvest Community Church. Born in Memphis, Tenn. of parents, Elizabeth Hayes and Rufus WIlliam Payne, Sr. Graduated Cum Laude from Walters State Community College in 1980. Served 29 years in U.S. Air Force including World War II, Korean War, Vietnam. Survivors: wife, Betty Jo Payne; daughters, Linda D. Buescher, Peggi M. Payne, and Nancy Brown; sons, Rufus William Payne, III, Kenneth D. Overbay, and Thomas Payne; sisters, June Payne and Margaret (Peggy) Drewry; brother, John W. Payne, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Rose Morturary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. Jerry Taylor officiating. Interment at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
PICKENS, FRANK HOWARD - age 77, of Friendsville, died Friday morning at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia Caldwell Pickens; son, Howard Pickens, and granddaughter, Janice Vann. He was retired from Alcoa and a member of the Twenty Five Year Club. He attended Pleasant View Baptist Church in Alcoa. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Pat Pickens of Maryville, George and Cathy Pickens of Friendsville; daughter-in-law, Geneva Pickens of Maryville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Friends and family will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Forest Hill Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. Lee Fuller officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home in Maryville.
PORTER, JOHN EDWARD - age 77, of 11436 Gates Mill Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37922, died on October 2nd., 1997, of cardiac arrest. He is survived by wife, Jackie Porter and two brothers, Dan and Chuck; four children, Susan Ayers, Nancy Bradford, Tom Porter and Mary Lewis; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was retired Dr. of Entomology from the U.S. Public Health Service. Member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville and elder emeritus at Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, Miami, Fla., Kiwanis International, Entomological Society of America and Florida Entomological Society. Memorial services will be held at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 5, 1997 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ridge Haven Conference Center, P.O. Box 565, Rosman, N.C. 28772.
PRATER, FLOSSIE MAE - age 94, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord and her children Thursday morning at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Copper Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors: granddaughters, Rebecca Fairchild, Bambi and Gerald Lowe, and Darlene Davis of Kentucky; grandsons, William David and Deborah Fairchild of Orlando, Fla., and Monty and Linda Fairchild; great-granddaughters, Wendy Hastings and Jamie Heath; great-grandson, Monty Wayne Fairchild; great-great-granddaughter, Kristyn Hastings; great-great-grandson, Michael Chase Heath; sisters, Ruth Franklin and Kate Highsmith; several nieces and nephews. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Wayne Lay officiating. Interment to follow at New Gray Cemetery. Pallbearers: Tommy Kidwell, Jimmy Farmer, Monty and David Fairchild, Michael Heath and Donnie Hastings. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
ROCKFIELD, IRMA HENRY - age 86, of Maryville, died Friday, October 3, 1997, at Asbury Acres. She was born on September 28, 1911, at Maryville Polytechnics School, which was located on the site of the present Maryville High School, where her father and mother were directors. She attended Maryville College, the University of Chattanooga and was a graduate of Sullins College in Bristol, Va. and King College in Bristol, Tenn. She married in 1937 and lived in Maryville all of her life, the fifth generation of Henry's to live in Maryville. She was a member of Maryville Chilhowee Club and New Providence Presbyterian Church and she served as Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include: husband, Martin L. ''Larry'' Rockfield; son, Martin L. Rockfield, Jr. of Pleasanton, Calif.; daughter, Sandra R. Gillespie of Louisville, Ky.; two grandsons; several nieces. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, October 6, 1997, at New Providence Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kevin Frederick officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. There will be a private entombment at Grandview Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway, Maryville, Tenn. 37801 for the Irma Rockfield Memorial Fund or to the D.A.R. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home in charge.
SANDS, GENEVA HENDERLIGHT - age 89, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, October 3, 1997, at her home. Member of Sand Branch United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Sam Sands; son, James Clifford Sands; daughter, Kathleen Sands; parents, Isaac and Alice Henderlight; and several brothers and sisters. Survived by daughter-in-law, Lora Sands of Knoxville; sister, Virginia Haun of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; one special nephew, Danny Henderlight and one special niece, Wanda Lee. Funeral will be 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Storts and Reb. Louis Ketron officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Asbury Cemetery for a 10 a.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary 4004 Holston Drive.
SIMMONS, ROBERT MILTON (BOB) SR. - age 84, of Oak Ridge, was born March 18, 1913, and passed away October 2, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, Tenn. He retired from Union Carbide in Oak Ridge as a technician in the health physics department July 7, 1972. He enjoyed working in his vegetable and flower garden and sharing it with others. He took pleasure in helping foreign students who came to Oak Ridge for training at Martin Marietta. He enjoyed collecting caps. Survived by son, Dr. R. Mike Simmons of Johnson City, Tenn.; daughter, Sharon S. Martin of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Wayne Coffey of Tazewell; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Elsie Weaver of Franklin, Tenn; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 1997, at McCarty-Martin Funeral Home, Oak Ridge, with Rev. Don Hubbard officiating. Singers will be Melanie Coffey, Brant and Scott Simmons, and Michael and Kay Simmons. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Michael Simmons, Brant Simmons, Scott Simmons, Ryan Simmons, Kevin Connor, Chris Connor, Joshua Simmons, Jake Simmons, Drew Simmons. The body will lie in state 2 hours before the service. Interment Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at McCarty-Martin Funeral Home, Oak Ridge. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
SIMPSON, JAMES CARL (BO) - age 67, of 8413 Hwy. 11-West, Lenoir City, died suddenly Friday, October 3, 1997. Member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Retired U.S. Army, having served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Preceded in death by parents, Jewell C. and Annie Maude Creatham Simpson. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Annie Byrge, Loudon; brothers, Thomas V. (Virgil) Simpson and Robert R. (Bobby) Simpson, Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Saturday Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Fred Tate and Rev. J.A. Schaffer officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday Davis Cemetery for interment services with full military honors by American Legion and V.F.W. Post, Loudon, in charge. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Loudon Funeral Home.
SMITH, JAMES A. - age 70 of Lenoir City, passed away suddenly early Friday morning October 3 at his home. He was a member of Avery Lodge #593 F&AM. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the Merchant Marines. He was preceded in death by Earl Garren (Gary) Smith, parents, Clifford J. and Lucille Presnell Smith. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jane Smith of Loudon; daughters and son-in-law, Jamie Smith of Knoxville, Delight and Bill House, Amy Townson of Loudon; stepdaughters, Cindy Easter and husband, Bob, of Loudon, Suzanne Duff of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Katie Smith, Meghan House, Jeff House, Matthew Johnson, Jacki Kellogg, Haley Coleman; six step-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Virginia Smith of Lenoir City; two nieces and one nephew; ex-wife Bernice Lennox of Loudon. The family will receive friends 1-2 Sunday followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. A masonic graveside service will follow in Concord Masonic Cemetery conducted by Avery Lodge. Click Funeral Home Lenoir City in charge.
SMITH, WAYNE L. - age 93, of Knoxville, passed away October 2, 1997, at his home. He was a member of First Christian Church of Knoxville and Second Milers Bible Study Class. Chairman of Board of Wayne L. Smith Engineers, Inc. Professional Engineers, and had practiced engineering since 1926, held lifetime membership in National Society of Professional Engineers, member of Knox County Farm Bureau Board, member of Farmer's Mutual of Tennessee, Ins. Board, and honorary member of the Tennessee Bear and Boar Club. Preceded in death by wife, Mildred W. Smith. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Wade W. and Theda Smith; brother-in-law, Edgar C. Wilson; devoted friend and secretary, Clara Stansberry; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Tom Hunter and Rev. Coy Jo Bays officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Honorary pallbearers; J.B. Jones, Kent McClain, Foster Arnett, Lewis Hagood, Jack Draper, Kenneth Gresham, H.C. Dottery, Jason W. Snyder, Baxter Wilson, II, Ronald Wilson, Edgar WIlson, Jerry Ballard, Connie Stansberry, Jim Holt, James Barnes, Don Grahl, Jim Pinkerton, and Bobby Allen. Active pallbearers; Charles Teague, Bob Carey, Steve Fann, Baxter Wilson, III, Mike, Mark, and Bryan Wilson. Memorials may be made to Second Milers Bible Study Class, First Christian Church 211 W. Fifth Avenue, or to your favorite charity. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. and again following the service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, 5815 Western Ave.
SNYDER, WAYMAN C. - of Kodak, passed away Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. He was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II, Army 8th Air Force. He was a clothing manufacturer's representative for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lawson Snyder; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Sandy Snyder of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Harry McClure of Nashville; granddaughter and husband, Shannon and David Correll of Naples, Fla.; grandson, Shawn Snyder of Cullowee, N.C. Family and friends will meet at the entrance of Lynnhurst Cemetery, Adair Dr., Monday at 10:45 a.m. and will proceed to the graveside for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Rev. Ronnie White officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
THURMAN, BILLY CATLETT - age 77, of Louisville, passed away October 2, 1997, at home after a short illness. A member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He worked 30 years in the car business from 1954-1969 at Hull-Dobbs and from 1969-1984 he was truck manager at East Tennessee Ford. Veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by wife, Ann H. Thurman; grandson, Donald Lee Graves; sister, Katherine Thurman. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Donald V. and Vicki Thurman; daughter, Katherine Ann Montgomery; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Chester Westerfield; grandchildren, Josh and Courtney Thurman. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Sanders Whaley officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Ed Norton, Charlie Newman and Perry Roden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or your favority charity. Friends may call at their convenience at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
TOWNSEND, ELIZABETH HEWITT - age 81, of Knoxville, formerly of New York, N.Y., died Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Shannondale Nursing Home. Preceded in death by parents, Charles Coe and Edythe Hewitt Townsend; brothers, Charles C. Townsend Jr., all of New York, and Rodman Townsend of Knoxville. Survivors: brother, R. Hewitt Townsend; 11 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews. Memorial service 3 p.m. Monday at St. John's Cathedral with The Very Rev. John C. Ross officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
WHITMORE, LENA BELL - age 75, of Maryville, died Thursday, October 2, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was born October 14, 1921, to Hugh and Martha Baker in Unitia, Tenn. She was a member of St. Paul AME Zion Church, Maryville. Preceded in death by sisters, Gertrude Hannum, Louise Johnson, Alma Snapp; brothers, Hugh, Jr. and Charles Baker and husband, James E. Whitmore. Survivors include: son, James Edward Whitmore, Jr.; nephews, Robert, Donald and Hobert Johnson; niece, Pauline Leeper; several great nieces and nephews; former daughters-in-law, Evelyn B. Whitmore and Barbara Whitmore; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary C. Taylor of South Bend, Ind.; devoted cousin, Vivian Callaway and many other cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 6, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Foothills Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael McNair officiating. Interment to follow at Hackney Chapel Cemetery, Unitia. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friends may call at the home of James Whitmore, Jr., 4624 Joe Louis Rd., Apt. 203 in Knoxville. The body may be viewed after 1 p.m. Sunday at Foothills Funeral Home, 910 E. Lincoln Rd., Maryville.
WILKERSON, ROBERT GLEASON - age 55, of South Knoxville, passed away October 1, 1997. Veteran of Vietnam Conflict with the U.S. Marines. Member of Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors: daughters, Teresa Moore, Rachelle Wolfe; son, Robert Dale Wilkerson; grandchildren, Ashlea, Jeffery, Brittany and Haley; mother, Grace Wilkerson; brother, Jackie L. Wilkerson; sister, Jean Wall; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Norman Smelcer officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.
WILSON, JACK CORBIN - age 91, of Maryville, died Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Prospect Baptist Church. He was also a member of the ALCOA 25 year club and an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by father, Adam Wilson and mother, Callie Wilson; sisters, Mary Alice Wilson and Polly Dunlap. Survivors include his wife, Milder Wilson; son, J. Sam Wilson of Frement, Calif.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Dewayne Wilson of Seymour, Zane Jay WIlson of Newark, Calif., Crystal Darla WIlson of Newark, Calif.; three great-grandchildren; stepson, Benjie Woodruff; and good friends, Eulasa Wright and family. Family and friends will meet and leave Dotson Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment. Arrangements by Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville.
WILSON, SHIRLEY MAXINE - age 61, of Maryville, passed away Thursday evening October 2, 1997, at her home. Member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knoxville. Preceded in death by son, Michael Moyer; mother, Hazel Edmonds Wilson. Survivors: father, James O. Wilson of Knoxville; sisters, Ruth Brewer, Lynn Peck, both of Maryville, Jean Daniels of Louisville; sister and brother-in-law, Billie and Henry Grahl of Knoxville; brother, Don Wilson of Dale City, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at at Magnolia Cemetery at 3 p.m. Sunday for graveside service and interment, Father Tom Tavella officiating. Friends may call at their convenience from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Hone, Maryville.
WINTON, MRS. LOUISE PARHAM - 406 Douglas Street, departed this life October 3, 1997, at Serene Manor Nursing Home. Preceded in death by husband, Whittley Winton, and grandson, Victor Brian Barrett. Member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church where she served on the senior usher board. Graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1945. Retired legal secretary from Lakeshore Mental Health Institute. She leaves to mourn her passing; daughters, Nancy Jean McDonald and Marye Ann Barrett; son, Ronald Barrett, Jr.; brothers, Isham H. Parham and Melvin Luther Parham; several grandsons many devoted friends to include Maxine Dubois and Beatrice Moore. The family will receive friends 6-6:30 p.m. Monday at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church. Funeral service 6:30 p.m., Rev. Michael S. E. Caldwell officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday, Knoxville National Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.