Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BEELER, DOUGLAS DWIGHT JR. - age 22, of Washburn, passed
away suddenly Friday morning, October 3, 1997, as the result of an automobile
accident. Graduate of Washburn High School Class of 1993. 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. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville,
BOWERS, MISS ELIZA MYRTLE - age 102, of the Kingston Place, fomerly of Harriman, passed away Saturday morning, October 4, 1997, in the Place. She was a retired school teacher with 41 years service in the Rockwood schools and the Roane County school system. She was a member of the Pond Grove Christian Church and was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Mary Acuff Bowers; sisters, Nell Delozier and Alice Clark; brothers, Thomas, William, and David Bowers. Survivors include a brother, John Bowers of Athens; nephews, Paul Delozier of Rockwood and James Bowers of Knoxville; several grand-nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Booth Memorial Chapel with Bill Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Bowers-Evans-Bowman Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 1-2 p.m. at the Booth Funeral Home. Booth Funeral Home of Rockwood directing.
BURGER, CLEO G. - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away October 4, 1997. Member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Effie Stewart; brothers, Frank and Olin (Jack); sisters, Grace and Hazel. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Windell Hall; son and daughter-in-law, William and Nancy Burger; son, Michael Burger; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth, Bonnie, and Marilee. Family will meet at Mt. Olive Cemetery 2 p.m. Monday for graveside service, Rev. Doyle Landers officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2500 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Friends may call at their convenience Sunday at Mynatt's.
BURNETT, ELMA I. - of Powell, passed away Friday evening at her home. A life-long resident of Powell, she was a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church. She attended Licoln Memorial University after which she taught in the Knox County School System until she retired. Preceded in death by father and mother George L. and Linnie Burnett; sister, Ival Burnett; and brother, Henry Burnett. Survived by sisters, Ruth Shamblin, Henrietta Clabough, Eugenia Burnett, Lennie Cooper, all of Powell, and Vernie Ventis of Knoxville; nephews, Dennis Cooper, Michael Clabough, Larry Ventis, David Shamblin, Kevin Shamblin, Brian M. Shamblin, and Matthew Cooper; nieces, Natalia Cooper, Cami Shamblin, Cara Shamblin, and Summer Ventis. Pallbearers will be Horace York, Bud Lucas, Frank Adams, Glen Rhea, Horace Wright, Greg Johnson, and Matthew Cooper. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel with Rev. Dan Griffey officiating. Family and friends will meet at Rose Mortuary 10 a.m. Monday and proceed to Mt. Herman Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
CALABRESE, ALBERT T. - age 90, of Knoxville, passed away October 3, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by son, Albert Calabrese, Jr. Survivors: wife, Maude Ada Calabrese; sister, Julie Drolia of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter, Nancy Grissom; sons, Thomas and James Calabrese, all of E. Windsor, Conn., Daniel and Robert Calabrese of Williamsburg, Va.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special nieces, Louise Bray and Zuba Farmer of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Monday for graveside services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ronnie Purkey officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
CLEVELAND, THERON CLAIR, JR. -81, of 135 Hummingbird Ridge, Swansgate, died Saturday, October 4, 1997. Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Theron C. and Elizabeth Davis Cleveland and attended Greenville City Schools and Furman University. He graduated from Duke University with at A.B. degree and from Duke University Law School with a LLB degree. He practiced law in Greenville and Knoxville, Tenn. before joining South Carolina National Bank (now Wachovia Bank of South Carolina) as trust officer. He retired December 1, 1980, as executive vice-president and director of banking for the statewide institution. He was a member and former deacon of First Presbyterian Church. He served on the original board of the Greenville County Home, was campaign chairman for the second United Fund campaign and had served on the United Fund board of directors, vice-president and director of the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, president of the Greenville Symphony Association and Trustee of Burgiss Charities. He was one of the orignial members of Green Valley Country Club and an honorary member at the time of his death, and was a member of the Cotillion Club and the Poinsett Club. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served for two and one-half years in North Africa and the Mediterranean Theater. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Linley Cleveland of Greenville; one son and daughter-in-law, Theron C. Cleveland III and Sally S. Cleveland of Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth Linley Cleveland of Greenville and Susan Davis Cleveland Conway and Powhatan M. Conway of Knoxville; and two grandchildren, Theron C. Cleveland IV and Emily Ann Cleveland, both of Knoxville. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Graveside service 3 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Section L, with Rev. Gary Waller officiating. The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive.
COBBLE, LAURA EUGENIA FAUBION - age 66, passed away October 3, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Lakeview Baptist of Rockford. Retired from Knox County Health Department. Preceded in death by husband, James W. Cobble; parents, R.C. and Eugenia Faubion; sister, Judy Savage. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Janie Cobble, Davenport, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Ralph Wade, Genia and Sonny Cummings, Nancy and Phil Solomon, Knoxville, Betty and David Latham; grandchildren, Glen Newton, Mike and wife, Angie Caughorn, John Wade, Chris and Joanna Cummings, Matthew and Jeremy Cobble, James and Jon Solomon, Angi and husband, Dwayne Martin, Dave, Teresa, DeDe, Christy and Taylor Latham; special great-grandchild, Blake Caughorn; special friend, Charles ''Mack'' McHarris; brothers and sisters, Marie Rosenbaum, Rufus ''Buddy'' Faubion, Polly Greene, Glenda Smiddy, Evelyn Tolliver, Bobby Faubion, Joyce Templeton; several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her doctors and staff for their special care. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Berry Chapel. Rev. David Abernathy officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Monday, Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church, Rockford Building fund or Sevier Heights Baptist, He is Able Building Fund. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
COKER, ETHEL IRONS - age 86, of Hazel Park, Mich., formerly of Lenoir City, Tenn., passed away Friday evening, October 3, 1997, in Hazel Park. She was preceded in death by daughter, Lucille Wiggins; husband, William Coker; parents, James and Sarah Carter Irons. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Gilbert Fritts of Hazel Park, Mich.; grandchildren, Vickie Gusamano of Clarkston, Mich., Debra Schroeder of Troy, Mich., William Fritts of New Baltimore, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Alan and Barbara Gibilisco, Donovan and Damion Keelan; sister, Gladys Brown of Madison Heights, Mich.; brother, Ernest Irons of California; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. George Seay officiating. Interment Lenoir City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City.
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, William Hall Damewood, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edna Nelms Damewood; daughter, Gail Damewood; four grandsons, Steven Lovell, Bill Lovell of New Hampshire, James Damewood and wife, Pat, of Missouri, Jef Damewood; three great-granddaughters, Shana Lovell, Sheyla Lovell, Kimberly Damewood; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Reagan, Fontella French, Mildred McElhenny; former daughter-in-law, Roberta Barnes Pedigo. After 50 years of diabetes, Mr. Damewood's body has been donated for diabetes research. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Friends may call at any time at the Damewood residence.
DUISEN, PATRICIA J. (PAT) - age 64, died October 3, 1997, at Loudon Health Care Center. She was a member of West Emory Presbyterian Church. Retired from T.V.A. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Meadie Marley. Survivors: sons, Robert Jr. and Richard Duisen; sisters, Nancy Marley Newhouse, Carol Marley Clowers; grandsons, Seth, Tony, Drew Duisen. Memorial service 3 p.m. Monday, West Emory Presbyterian Church, Rev. Kenneth Gates and Rev. Richard Hobbs officiating. Memorial donations may be made to West Emory Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Monday at West Emory Presbyterian Church.
DUNLAP, DAVID ''CHIEF'', JR. - age 74, of Maryville, died Saturday, October 4, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran with the U.S. Army serving in WWII. He was a retired employee of ALCOA. Survivors: wife, Anna B. Warren Dunlap; daughter, Delia Rose Houk of Friendsville; daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Jimmy Tilley of Grainger County; grandchildren and spouses, Kristie and Harold Murray, Regina and Tom Tuttle, Huston and DeDe Hatcher, David and Carolyn Houk, and Julie Houk; great-grandchildren, Harold and Tanner Murray, Samantha and Alexis Houk; half-sisters, Gladys McKinsey of Maryville, Barbara Rusterholz of Indiana, and Clara Rathbone of Maryville; sister-in-law, Bernice Key of Friendsville; brother-in-law, Jack Lambert of Maryville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Jack and Myrna Hurst and Ernest Kemper. Graveside service and entombment with military honors 3 p.m. Monday at Grandview Mausoleum with Rev. Bill Hart officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
ELDRIDGE, ROY (DAN) - 61, of 207 Dailey Ave., Loudon, died Saturday, October 4, 1997, at his home. Member of Bell Ave. Baptist Church, Lenoir City. Retired employee Y-12 Oak Ridge. Veteran of U.S. Air Force, retired. Preceded in death by parents, Roy V. and Eva Reagan Eldridge. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Chad and India Eldridge, Loudon and Mark and Donna Eldridge, North Little Rock, Ark.; daughter and son-in-law, Staci and Greg Edmondson, Austin, Ark.; four grandchildren, Marie Ann Blackmon, Syndi and Drew Squires and Keelan Eldridge; former wife and bestfriend, Norma W. Eldridge of Jacksonville, Ark.; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Lana Eldridge, Rockwood; sisters and brothers-in-law, June Eldridge, Knoxville, Libby and Mark Daniels, Andersonville, Ina and Don Lee, Cleveland, Tenn., and Sharan and Bill Rasnick, Knoxville; nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Monday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. George Seay officiating. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery for interment services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers: Bill Bolinger, Gene Goins, Don Campbell, Gerald Roberts, Jim Robinette, Eddie Fields. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Loudon Funeral Home.
GOINS, AZILEE T. - age 88, of Germantown, Ohio, formerly of LaFollette, passed away October 2, 1997. She was a member of Fincastle Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Everett U. Goins. She is survived by her children, Mrs. Evelyn Lowe, Germantown, Ohio, Mrs. Eula Mae Phillips, Richmond, Va., Bill Goins, Artesia, N.M., Jim Goins, LaFollette, Tenn.; brother, Taylor Claiborne, LaFollette, Tenn.; sisters, Mrs. Naomi Goins, Greenville, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Duncan, Whiteland, Ind., Mrs. Juanita Hoffman, Lansing, Ill., Mrs. Lucille Siler, LaFollette, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday, October 6, 1997, at Cross Funeral Home, Rev. David Lawrence officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cross Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
HANCE, CHARLIE RUFUS - age 77, of the Sandy Ridge Community, Dandridge, passed away 4 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Knoxville following complications from surgery on August 12, 1997. He was a retired employee of Heekin Can Co. after 30 plus years of service and was a member of the Hills Union United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WW II. Preceded in death by father and mother, Tom and Lockie Thornton Hance; brothers, June Hance and Wayne Hance and wife, Ruth Dockery Hance. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Charles David and Wanda Faye Hance; grandson and wife, Rodney Lynn and Norma Hance; great-grandson, Rodney Alan Hance; sisters, Mrs. Jim (Nell) Eidson, Addie Hill; sister-in-law, Arizona Hance and Inez Dockery, all of Dandridge, Vauneta Selleers of Charlotte, N.C.; special friend, Dee Ann Yarbrough and a host of nieces and nephews; and many special friends. Funeral service Sunday 8 p.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. John Crabtree and Rev. Mickey Rainwater officiating. Interment services Monday, 11 a.m. at Hills Union Cemetery. The family suggest that memorials be made to Hills Union Church Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Wanda Faye Hance, Treasurer, 2561 Chestnut Hill Rd., Dandridge, TN 37725-6834. The family will receive friends Sunday evening 6-8 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.
HEMBREE, LYNN VICTORIA (VICKY) DAY - age 48, of Signal Mtn., Tenn., passed away Saturday, October 4, 1997, at Chattanooga Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Signal Mtn. Methodist Church. She was originally from Harriman, Tenn. Survivors: husband of 29 years, George Wayne Hembree of Signal Mtn., Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Eva Michelle and John Noland of Chattanooga; son, Gregory Wayne Hembree of Signal Mtn., Tenn.; daughter, Crystal Lynn Hembree of Signal Mtn., Tenn.; parents, James and Eva Day of Harriman; sister, Kathy Hembree of Harriman; brother, Terry Day of Harriman. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Alton Johnson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.
HICKMAN, ADA BLANCHE HILLARD - age 87, passed away Saturday, October 4, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Olif Fredrick Hickman. Survived by ten children, Eugene Hickman, Thomas Hickman, Billy Hickman, Emma Bailey, Buster Hickman, Linda Travis, Barbara Elkins, Mary Flanders, Brenda McSpadden, Becky Cox; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Reba French. Funeral service will be 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Michael Murphree and Rev. Ronnie White officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:15 a.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary and proceed to Pleasant Grove Piney Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
HUNT, RUBY - age 94, of Tellico Plains, died Friday, October 3, 1997, at Woods Presbyterian Nursing Home. She was the oldest living member of New Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Garrand C. Hunt. Survivors: two nieces, Judy Shaffer of Atlanta, Ga., Faye Reed of Knoxville, Tenn.; special friends, B.J., Diane, Chris, and Courtney Wall of Tellico Plains, Tenn. Funeral service will be 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Octobter 5, in the chapel of Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Moore and Rev. Dink Harris officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers Funeral Home. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 6, 1997, in New Providence Cemetery. Arrangements by Myers Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, Tenn.
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.
LANGLEY, MR. EDDIE - age 62, of Maynardville, passed away 6 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 1997, at his home. Faithful member and usher of Hines Creek Baptist Church. Employed by Langley Upholstery and was a farmer. Preceded in death by father and mother, William and Ruthie Langley; sister, Piney Turner; brother, Everett. Survived by wife, Helen (Davis) Langley of Maynardville; son and daughter-in-alw, Darrell and Lenore Langley; grandchildren, Cheyenne, Breann, and Louis; great-grandson, Joseph; brothers, Teddie and Jurl, both of Maynardville; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. at Ailor's Chapel, Rev. Mark Large and Rev. Clyde Coker officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday Hines Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers: Lavon Acuff, Doyle Ragen, Ray Fielden, Dennis Burkhart, Leonard Weaver and David Stooksberry. Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of Hines Creek Baptist Church. Ailor Mortuary, in charge.
LONAS, KENNETH ODELL - age 59, of Talbott, passed away at his home October 4, 1997, after an extended illness. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by his father, Wilmer Ray Lonas of Delray Beach, Fla. Survivors: wife, Vernell Pearson Lonas of Talbott; daughter, Kimberly Lonas of Talbott; mother, Marie Pack Lonas of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sisters, Nancy Norton and Jennie Finger of Florida, Julia Ann Coffey of Lavergne, Tenn.; niece, Carmen Lane; nephew, David Lane of Florida; a host of relatives and friends. Services 1 p.m. Monday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Richard Emmert and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
McCARRELL, LAURA GERTRUDE - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, October 4, 1997. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
McMILLAN, BURRLYN DUKES (BULLDOZER) - age 77, born June 5, 1920, died October 4, 1997. Member of the Flint Gap Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Vada Fisher McMillan; parents, John and Ina McMillan; brothers, Archie and Bill McMillan; sister, Glynna Manning. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Shanna and Bruce (Moe) Hayes, Andrea and Jerry Dunlap; sons and daughters-in-law, Marshall and Phyllis McMillan, Michael and Gail McMillan; grandchildren, Jerry, Anthony, Abby, Allen, Marsha, Matthew, Daniel, Mika, and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Alden, Becca, Kristi, Nicholas, Teddy, John, and Chelsea; sister, Cordelia Brooks; brother, John P. McMillan; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Rev. Robert Hobbs officiating followed by the interment at Trentville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandsons and Archie McMillan. Honorary pallbearers: Ray Dockins, Joe Branch, Eddie Petty, Walt Luttrell, Clifton McFarland, C.B. Friends, and Cee Osborne. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway.
PAYNE, RUFUS WILLIAM JR. - age 70, of Knoxville, died Thursday, 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.
POWELL, MR. EARL - age 59, of Tazewell, passed away Saturday, October 4, 1997, at the U.T. Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 1997, at the Claiborne Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
ROBBINS, ROSE McCOY - age 87, of Powell, originally from the Big Ridge Community passed away October 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband of 60 years, Paris Lee Robbins. Survivors: son, Paris Lee Robbins, Jr.; sisters, Coreene Lloyd, Anna Mae Cooper; sisters-in-law, Cleo Robbins, Janie Lancaster; great-aunt, Ramey DeMarcus; several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday at Glenwood Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to East Tennessee Historical Society. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
ROBERTS, ELBERT SIDEL (CY) - age 86, of North Knoxville, passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, October 3, 1997, at 8:55 p.m. Retired from K.U.B. Water Works. Cy was an avid sportsman and known in the Knoxville area for playing in league softball and with the Knoxville Smokies, as well as playing golf until the age of 84. He was inducted into the Knoxville Sportsmans' Hall of Fame in 1992. Preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Ammons Roberts; son, Jack Eugene Roberts; and daughter-in-law, Jewell DeMarcus Roberts. He will be dearly missed by his devoted wife, Joyce Collins Roberts; other survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Suzanne Roberts; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Denny Phillips; daughter, Sue Roberts; daughter-in-law, Merna Roberts; grandchildren, Mike and Dean Roberts, Kathy Evans, Becky Surber, Jack and Jeff Tucker, Vanessa and Beth Hodges; seven great-grandchildren. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive.
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.
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 son 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 Townsend 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, Halley Coleman; six step-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Virginia Smith of Lenoir City; two nieces and one nephew; ex-wife Bernice Lennex 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.
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; grandson, Ronald Barrett, Jr.; granddaughter, Amanda Louise McDonald; brothers, Isham H. Parham and Melvin Luther Parham; 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.
YOUNG, CORA BELL SWAGGARTY - age 93, departed this life Thursday, October 2, 1997, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was a faithful member of Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn her passing: sons, Edgar Leon Johnson, Sr. and Henry Douglas Young, Knoxville; daughters, Audrey (John) McGhee, Knoxville and Sister Mary X (Williams), Birmingham, Ala.; sisters, Katherine Kinnebrew, Knoxville, Wanda Rose, Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Edgar (Minnie) Johnson, Jr., Madison, Tenn., Ann Michelle (Kevin) Ayong, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jacquelyn McGhee, John B. McGhee, Jr. and Carmen Wilson, all of Knoxville, LaTanya Emory, Melissa Nicole Young, and Henry Douglas Young, Jr., all of Alcoa; great-grandchildren, DeShana and Kevin Johnson, Madison, Tenn., Anthony McGhee, Christopher and Mark Wilson, Amber, Shawn, and Shawna McGhee, and Althea Manges, all of Knoxville; nephews, Ronald Copeland, Alameda, Calif., and Larry Copeland, Cleveland, Ohio, Thurman (Rebecca) Kinnebrew, Knoxville; great-nieces, Lynda Copeland Fields, Palo Alto, Calif. and Valerie Copeland, Cleveland, Ohio; great-nephews, Thurman (Michelle) Kinnebrew, Jr. and David Kinnebrew, Knoxville, Rev. Mark (Kathy) Copeland and Tony Copeland, Alameda, Calif.; six great-great-nephews; and three great-great-nieces. Other devoted relatives and friends to include: long time friends, May Sullivan and Robert Tate; former employers, John Dodson, Doris Hendren, Georgia Kirby and the W. W. Wyrick family; and the Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church family. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. at Crestview Cemetery for 11 a.m. graveside service Tuesday, October 7, 1997, with Rev. James E. Jackson officiating assisted by Rev. Edward F. Cochran. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church. The family will be at the home, 2324 Westview Avenue. Friends may visit after 10 a.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.