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BLACKBURN, LUCILE DOUGLASS - age 92, died April 9, 1997, after a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Blackburn. They were married 67 years. She was a loving, devoted mother and homemaker. She is survived by son, William Joseph Blackburn of Lynchburg, Va.; daughter, Barbara Blackburn Barnard, and son-in-law, Anthony Barnard of Birmingham, Ala.; two granddaughters, Lisa Barnard Dubovsky, of Baltimore, Md., and Carol Barnard of Athens, Ga.; one sister, Josie Douglass Underwood of Dandridge; one nephew, Douglas Quarles of Dandridge. Memorial service to be scheduled later. Dockery Funeral Home of Morristown, Tenn., in charge of arrangements. 

BURDINE, BONNIE BREWER - age 89, of Appalachian Christian Village, died Thursday morning, April 10, 1997, at Northside Hospital. Born in Hancock County, Tenn., she had resided in Gray, Tenn., for the past 30 years. Mrs. Burdine was preceded in death by her husband, Ray D. Burdine; and one son, Dr. Ray K. Burdine. Survivors include two grandchildren, Dr. Les Burdine and Dr. Rebecca Vestal, both of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Lesley and Gary Vestal, both of Kingsport; several nieces and one nephew. Friends may visit anytime Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery with Mike Hubble, minister, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Christine LaGuardia, Phillips Cancer Center, c/o Holston Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662. 

BYRD, LOWELL ANCIL - age 92, of Jacksboro, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of Caryville First Baptist Church for 44 years. Mr. Byrd was a very dedicated member, having served as treasurer for 14 years, missing only two business meetings. He also served on the Building and Finance Committee for many years. Mr. Byrd was a 61 year member of the Caryville Masonic Lodge #665. He was also the owner/operator of the Jacksboro Furniture Store. Preceded in death by brothers, Luther, Elmer, Argil and Roy; and sister, Mamie Thompson. Survivors: wife, Juanita Hatfield Byrd, Jacksboro; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jimmy Freytag of Cleveland, Jackie and Omar Gwin of Jacksboro; grandchildren, Eddie Freytag of Nashville, Curtis Gwin of Jacksboro; great-grandchildren, Matthew Freytag and James Curtis Gwin; brother, Harry Byrd of Jacksboro; sisters, Gertie Hatfield and Olive Byrd, both of Oneida. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday, April 11 at Caryville First Baptist Church, Rev. Jim Wilcox and Rev. Charles Noss officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Caryville First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home. 

CAGLE, KENNETH R. - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away April 8, 1997, at his home. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Monroe County but attended South Knoxville Baptist Church. Retired from Selecto Packing Company. He was also a veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. W.N. and Gussie Cagle; brothers, Carroll Cagle, Marshall Cagle; sister, Chester Sanders. Survivors: wife, Jeanette ''Sue'' Cagle; sisters, Sudie Morrow, Maryville, Willie Mae White, Maryville, Merle Severs, Knoxville, Opal Radford, Hampton, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Helen Jones; brother-in-law, Buz Cross; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Gordon T. Greenwell officiating. Pallbearers: Jim Severs, Don White, Richie Cross, Jerry Cagle, Ted Cagle, James Sanders. Honorary pallbearer: Jackie White. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, c/o University of Tennessee Medical Center. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home. 

DISNEY, DOYLE KENNETH - age 58, of Knoxville, passed away April 9, 1997, at home. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Charmaine Disney, Ray and Dallas Disney, Roger and Patricia Disney of Knoxville, Rusty and Angela Disney of Maynardville; son, Doyle Disney, Jr. of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Richard Roma of Nashville; daughters, Debbie of Germany and Gail Hounschell of Knoxville; 16 grandchildren; brother, Robert Disney of Knoxville; sisters, Peggy Shumate of Missouri, Carolyn Morrison of Soddy Daisy, Pat Miles of Graysville; several nieces and nephews. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Mynatt's Chapel. Interment Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with military honors conducted by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Mynatt's. 

CHESNEY, WILLIAM LEONARD - age 71, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the son of the late William and Mary Chesney. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Emma Jean Chesney and Dorothy Hackler; three sisters and two brothers. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted wife, Hueen Chesney; devoted daughters, Lena Mae Davis and Mary Linda Reeves of Knoxville; devoted son, William (Norma Jean) Davis of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Shirley Tate, Margaret (Louis) McCannelly of Knoxville; Francis Senter of Morristown; brothers, John (Gwen) Chesney and Louis Chesney; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two aunts and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 6:30-7 p.m. with funeral to follow. Interment will be 12 noon Monday, April 14, 1997, at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. The family will be at 2925 Selma Ave. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

DUNN, MYRTLE ELIZABETH - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 10, 1997, at 9 a.m. at Hillcrest North. Preceded in death by husband, Charlie Dunn; son, Bobby Joe Dunn. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, LeRoy and Louise Dunn, Darrell Edward and Joyce Dunn; son, Melvin Ray Dunn; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Funeral services 8 p.m. Friday at McCarty Chapel with Rev. Terry Ottinger officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Asbury Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Dunn, Greg Crosby, Larry Cane, Lee Cardwell, Greg Cane and Donnie Hill. The family will receive friends Friday, 6-8 p.m., at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

DURHAM, IDA JEAN - age 82, of Maryville, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 10, 1997, at the family home. Member of Victory Baptist Church. Retired from Dixie Manufacturing Company in Miami, Fla. Mrs. Durham moved to Maryville in 1988. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Sandra Turner of Tampa, Fla., William and Della Turner of Union, S.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Rev. Larry Bradley of Maryville, Charlotte and Pete Gasper of Virginia; grandsons, Michael Bradley, Robert Gasper; granddaughters, Karen Verheul, Lisa English, Deanna Marquez, Kim Orr, Melissa Thompson, Heather Gasper, Holly Turner, Kathy Gasper; six great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Futch of LaBelle, Fla.; sisters, Doris Grafton, Frankie Halliman, both of Little Rock, Ark.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Larry Bradley (Mrs. Durham's son-in-law) officiating. Interment to follow in Carpenter's United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

ELLENBURG, JAMES S. ''RED'', SR. - went to be with his heavenly Father on April 8, 1997. ''Red'' lovingly shepherded his family for sixty years and faithfully served the Southern Railway for fifty-two years. He was a member of Burlington United Methodist Church for forty years and Washington Pike United Methodist Church since 1990. Red was preceded in death by his eldest son, James S. ''Mickey'' Ellenburg, Jr. Those left to rejoice with a fulfilling lifetime of memories include his devoted wife, Louise; sons and daughters-in-law, Kinser and Mary, Charlie and Donna, and daughter-in-law Phyllis; grandchildren, Michelle and Bob, Mallon and Dawn, Mance, Krista and Jeff, Cindy and Al, Chad and Lisa, Amanda and Jon; great-grandchildren, Robin and Skyler; sisters, Frances Broyles and Johnny Kate Ellenburg, sister-in-law, Johnnie Mae Ellenburg. A service of rejoicing will be held at Washington Pike United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Friday with Dr. Jim Dougherty officiating, followed by interment at Caledonia Cemetery, Ruggles Ferry Pike. The family requests that memorials be sent to Washington Pike United Methodist Church. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary. 

ERWIN, EDWARD LEWIS, JR. - age 52, of Lenoir City, passed away early Thursday morning, April 10, 1997, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. Preceded in death by father, Edward Lewis Erwin, Sr. Survivors: daughter, Fiona Ellis; mother and step-father, Unav and Eugene Bowe; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Douglas Mealer, Karen and Larry Cole, all of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, Click Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Loudon County Memorial Gardens with full military honors conferred by the U.S.A.F. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

FRANKLIN, ELEANOR J. - age 88, of Maryville, passed away Wednesday evening, April 9, 1997, at Maryville Health Care Center. Member of First Christian Church of Maryville. Preceded in death by husband, Reuben Franklin; parents, George and Dora Rasler Kilmer. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Jack Johnson of Maryville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Tanya and Rick Davis of Seymour; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Thomas and Sue Johnson of Charleston, S.C.; great-grandsons, Richard Davis, Jeffrey Davis; brothers, Floyd Kilmer of Washington state, Van Kilmer of Oregon; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church of Maryville, Minister Harold Ray, Minister David Kineman officiating. Interment to follow in Mt. View (Christian) Cemetery. Friends may call at the family home at their convenience and the family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Maryville, 400 South Court St., Maryville, TN 37803. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

GRAY, KENNETH CECIL (TOBY) - age 63, of North Knoxville, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at the home of his daughter in Knoxville. Member of Elm Street Baptist Church. Former employee of Meyers Produce Co. Survivors: wife, Darlene (Midge) Ridings Gray; daughter, Judy Rouse, both of Knoxville, Susan Sexton, Chattanooga; sons, Kenneth Wayne Gray, Virginia, Jack Childress, Jr., of Michigan; stepdaughters, Jackquline Canon and Shelia Rogers, both of Georgia, Wanda Rouse, Knoxville; stepsons, Michael Wayne Ridings and Dale Roberson, both of Georgia; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Tommy Gray, Kentucky; sisters, Jewell Rose, Jerrell Gray, both of Michigan, Ada Mae Fox, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Rose Broadway Chapel, Rev. Keith Stapleton officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Russell Sexton, Robert Sexton, Rick Rouse, Wayne Rouse, Todd Hamilton and Jack Childress III. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

GREENE, WILLIAM R. ''RANDY'' - age 36, of Maryville, passed away Wednesday morning, April 9, 1997, at the homeplace. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Bud Kirkland and Eulas Greene; grandmother, Alice Moore Black; uncles, Bobby and Paul Kirkland. Survivors: wife, Penny Greene; son, Paul Greene; daughter, Lori Greene; parents, William O. ''Bill'' and Shirley Kirkland Greene; sister, Donna Greene Smith, all of Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Buddy Tweed of Greeneville, Tenn.; grandmother, Pearl Jones Kirkland of Maryville; step-grandmother, Mayme Greene of Newport; nephews, Michael Smith of Maryville, Jason Tweed of Greeneville, Tenn.; nieces, Samantha Smith of Maryville, Camella Tweed of Greeneville, Tenn.; special friend, Rodney Anderson of Maryville; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Danny Greene, Mr. Ronnie Rimmer and Mr. Jim Allen officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lower Chilhowee Cemetery for the interment service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

HARDIN, KEEGAN EVAN - age 4, of Sevierville, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997. Survivors include parents, Tim and Veronica Hardin; grandparents, Don and Rita Hensley, Johnny and Sue Hardin; great-grandparents, Hailey and Arthur Middleton, Kate and Freeman Maples, Nell Hardin, Eula Matthews; uncles and aunts, Tony and Julie Hardin, Tracy Hardin, Scott Hensley and Pam Holt; friends, Dean and Linda Lewis, Ray Cook. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Melvin Carr and Rev. Fred Wohlwend officiating. Interment will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 7-9 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

LILLELID, VIDAR, DELPHINA AND TABITHA - of Powell, all died tragically Sunday night. Vidar was born in Bergen, Norway, and is survived by son, Peter Lillelid of Powell; brother, Eugen Lillelid of Norway; sisters, Margaret Ekren of Norway and Landi Heier of Sweden. Delphina was born in New York City and is survived by son, Peter; parents, Lidia and Felix Zelaya; brother, George Zelaya; sister, Ivetta Zelaya, all of Miami, Fla. Tabitha is survived by her brother, Peter and grandparents, aunts and uncles listed above. Memorial service 7 p.m. Friday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in West Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Edgewood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Johnathan Ramsdale, Circuit Overseer, will officiate. Memorials may be made to Lillelid Family Fund, UT Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 51848, Knoxville, TN 37950-1848. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. 

MILLER, CREED K. - age 82, of South Knoxville, passed away April 9, 1997, at his home. Member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company after 43 years of service. Member of the 25 Year Service Club. Preceded in death by first wife, Annette French Miller. Survivors: wife, Claudia Faye Miller; son and daughter-in-law, James and Nancy Miller, Oldsmar, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Kate Miller, Leonard and Sandy Miller, Winferd and Dessie Miller, all of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Rev. C. Dennis Ford will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1615 Price Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920. Friends may call at their convenience Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

MUSICK, JUDGE JACK R. - age 68, of 502 A West F Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 10, 1997, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Rev. J.J. and Beulah Thompson Musick. He had lived most of his life in Carter County. Mr. Musick was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, Milligan College where he received a degree in business administration and a Doctor of Juris Prudence degree from the University of Tennessee School of Law, Knoxville. He began his law practice in Elizabethton in 1958 and practiced for the next 10 years. In 1968 he was elected as circuit court judge Part II of the First Judicial District of East Tennessee. He retired in 1990. He was licensed to practice in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He was a member and past president of the Carter County Bar Association. He served on the board of trustees of Milligan College. Mr. Musick was on the board of directors of Carter County Bank. He was a member of the following organizations: Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, the Scottish Rite, Knoxville, the Jericho Shrine Temple, Kingsport, V.F.W. Post 2166 and the American Legion Post 49. He was a member of past president of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club. He served in the 378th Artillery Battalion during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Musick was preceded in death by a brother, Jess Musick. He was a member and chairman of the Board of Elders of the West Side Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Olena Nave Musick; one daughter, Marion Elaine Musick of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. David W. and Cheryl Musick of Lexington, Ky., and Mark D. and Teresa Musick of Elizabethton; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Dr. Frank Anderson, Johnson City; one brother, Fred Gray Musick of Knoxville; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Polly Musick of Greeneville; four grandchildren, Jesse Musick and Allison Musick, both of Lexington, Ky., Ryann Musick and April Carter, both of Elizabethton; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Side Christian Church with James D. Curtis and Greg Key, ministers, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mrs. Ethel Clark, organist, and Mrs. Ardith Sheffield, soloist, will be in charge of music. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Friday, and also at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Frank Anderson, Jr., Jesse Musick, Paul Buck, Ted Hamilton, Richard Hart, Jim Marion, Luther McKeehan and Al Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be Judge Lynn Brown, Judge Walter Garland, Judge Arden Hill, Chancellor Richard Johnson, Judge Leon Jordan, Judge Lewis May, Judge Thomas Seeley, Sam Barker, Harry Buck, Fred Davis, Haynes Elliott, Samuel P. Given, Dr. Robert Hines, Jr., Ken Howerton, Dr. Harold Lane, Howard Matherly, Harry Murray, Bill Pippen, elders and deacons of West Side Christian Church, members of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club, members of the Carter County Bar Association, the staff of the emergency room, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, board of directors of the Carter County Bank and the staff of the intensive care unit of the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Musick to the Faith Promise Mission Fund of the West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the Assistance and Resource Ministries, Inc., 519 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends following the funeral service at the church. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 5 p.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge. 

PARKS, HATTIE BRANSON - age 92, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at her home. She was born December 16, 1904, in Kingston, Tennessee. Member of South Knoxville Church of God and teacher of the Faithful Doers Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband, George W. Parks, Sr.; sons, Leonard W. Parks and Rev. Henry M. Parks; great-grandson, Tadd Womble, two sisters and seven brothers. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, George and Helen Parks; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Marion Womble; daughters-in-law, Aleen Parks and Lucille Parks Garren; ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Clara Keylon and Emma Keylon; five step-grandchildren. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at the South Knoxville Church of God, Pastor Tommy Bellamy and Bro. Joe Sentell officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers: George Henry Parks, Sr., Jim Parks, Gary Womble, Joey Sise, Chris Keylon, Jason Sise, Tyler Scott and Monroe Marcum. Other grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. Flower girls: Gail Green, Vicki Sise, Ginger Scott, Jill Parks, Robin Parrish and Laverne Marcum. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home. 

PROFFITT, HANS R. - age 73, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. Member of Central Baptist Church Bearden. Member of University of Tennessee football team, 1946-1948 era. Played professional football for Knoxville Rebels and in the Canadian Football League. Veteran of World World II, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for the service in the Pacific in the Naval Air Force. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Proffitt, Sr. Survivors: daughter, Eydie Proffitt, daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Michael Goode of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, Jessica, Mike and Taylor Goode; brothers, Joe D. Poffitt and J.E. (Sonny) Proffitt; sisters, Georgia Davies, Mary Ann Johnson, Verna Hatfield and Eileen Warden. Family and friends will meet Friday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service. Active pallbearers: Jim Smelcer, Roy Smith, Ralph Huneycutt, George Samuels, Ray Pack and Bill Finchum. Honorary pallbearers: Preston Smith, Buddy White, Jenks Hays, Al Rotella, Galyn Wilson, Don Johnson and Tommy Ogle. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919, U.T. Athletic Association, P.O. Box 15016, Knoxville, TN 37901, or American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

RAY, DOLORES ANN - age 66, of Knoxville, passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer, April 8, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by father, Earl Hartley; brother, Jerry Hartley, Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Survivors: husband of 48 years, John F. Ray; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Penny Ray, Clinton; sons, Ronald Ray, Mike Ray, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and James Cooper, Knoxville; mother, Violet Hartley Bass, Ft. Smith, Arkansas; grandchildren, Phil and Drew Ray, Lauren Ray and Gregory Cooper. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997, Berry Chapel, with Rev. C. Dennis Ford officiating. Graveside service and interment 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers: The Fidelis Sunday School Class of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1615 Price Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home. 

ROBERTS, INFANT GRACELYN FAITH - Survived by parents, Brad and Jill Roberts of Knoxville; grandparents, Jack Worley of Kingston, Betty Roberts of Kingston, and Jesse Roberts of Alabama. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside service, Dr. Ron Stewart officiating. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. 

RULE, DON - age 68, of Alcoa, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at the family home. Member of First Baptist Church, Maryville. Mr. Rule was the manager of Harrison Concrete for 38 years. He was preceded in death by father, Vic Rule; devoted father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed and Mabel Tucker. Survivors include wife of 42 years, Doris Tucker Rule; sons and daughter-in-law, Mike and Lisa Rule of Maryville, Scott Rule and Beverley of Friendsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Rule Brabson and Jimmy Brabson of Friendsville, Angie Rule Forte and Chris Forte of Murfreesboro; grandsons, Robbie, Joey, David and Casey Rule and Evan; granddaughters, Cori Beth Rule, Jamie Brabson, Kylie and Edie Forte; mother, Mildred Rule of Oak Ridge; and brothers, Leslie and Buddy Rule of Oak Ridge, Dale Rule of Gatlinburg. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Phillip Marshall, Rev. Gordon Robinson and Catherine Pence officiating. Soloist will be Jeff Ridenour. Pallbearers will be Scott Rule, Robbie Rule, Joey Rule, Terry Tucker, Tony Robinson, Jimmy Brabson, Chris Forte and Junior Robinson. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview Cemetery for interment service. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

SAAH, FAREDEH G. - 90, of North Knoxville, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. The widow of George Saah, she was also preceded in death by her sons, Farid and Fuad Saah. Her survivors include sister, Mariam Harb of West Palm Beach, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Nelly Saah; four grandchildren, George Saah and wife Susan, Charlie Saah and wife, Suzanne, Emad Saah and Freda Shyeb, all of Knoxville; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Friday, Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Father Van Johnston officiating. Interment will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

STYLES, HILFORD OTTIS - age 88, of Lenoir City, formerly of Kodak, died Thursday, April 10, 1997. He was a Baptist and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mollie Styles; first wife, Amy Styles; brothers, Paul, Earl, Gene and Emert Styles; grandchildren, Beverly Styles, Hoyle Ray Styles, Jr., Christopher and Terry Styles. Survivors: wife, Irene; daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Clarence Wilson of Kodak, Jessie and Charles Selvidge of Lenoir City; sons and daughters-in-law, Hoyle, Sr. and Drue Styles of Kentucky, and Doyle Styles of Lenoir City; brother, Roy Styles of Kodak; and sister, Ruth Hamilton of New Market; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday in Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Barry Rumsey and Rev. Joe Lynn officiating. Family and friends will meet at Oak Grove Cemetery Sunday for a 2 p.m. interment service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WALLS, PAULINE ELIZABETH - age 81, of Oliver Springs, died Thursday, April 10, 1997. Member of New Mountain View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Hicks H. Walls, April 17, 1996. Survived by son, James Douglas Walls and wife, Nancy of Breman, Ga.; daughters, Peggy W. Braden and husband, Jay of Oliver Springs, Patricia Tedder and husband, Bill of Louisville, Ky., Judy Thompson and husband, Tommy of Oak Ridge, Diane Gray and husband, Eddie of Oliver Springs; sister, Inez McKamey of Oliver Springs; sisters-in-law, Barbara Hensley and husband, Frank of Clinton, Mable Goans and husband, Arthur of Knoxville; brother-in-law, Bennie Walls and wife, Edna of Oliver Springs; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Saturday, April 12, 1997, at 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Bill Walker and Rev. Tony Rutherford officiating. Graveside services are Sunday, April 13, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Memorials to the Keystone Elder Daycare, c/o Diane Trent @ First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Motuary, Oak Ridge. 

WHITAKER, DOROTHY MARIE - age 71, of Jefferson Place, died Monday, April 7, 1997, at Columbia Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Whitaker was born February 19, 1926, a daughter of the late Charles and Clyla Corum Wallace. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Wallace; and a sister, Wilma Preston. She moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 1992 from Knoxville, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Grand Strand Senior Citizen Center. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Belcher of Myrtle Beach, Loleta Jennings of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; one brother, Larry Wallace of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Sharp Wallace and Ailene Lovelace Wallace, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at the entrance of Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, Tenn., for a graveside service at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 1997, with Rev. Roy Gose officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 316, Conway, SC 29526 or American Heart Association, 1927 Candy Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 or Grand Strand Senior Citizen Center, 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 

WHITLEY, JOHN W. - age 73, longtime South Knoxville resident and former business owner, passed away April 9, 1997, at UT Hospital. Member of South Knoxville Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Linda K. Whitley; son, Johnny Whitley, Jr.; grandson, Ron ''Chip'' Whitley. Survivors: son, Ronald Whitley; sister, Betty Gossett; brothers, Bob and Grover Whitley; grandchildren, Pam Woods, Missy Holzworth, Terry Warren, John Whitley, III, Bill Whitley; ten great-grandchildren; special friend, Richard ''Hollywood'' Des Roches. Services were private at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, in charge of arrangements. 

WILLIAMS, HERBERT EUGENE - age 65, of Pine Island, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 1997, in Florida. Member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Ronal and Carrie Lynch, Powell, Tenn. Retired from TVA, member of IBEW, veteran of U.S. Navy. Survivors: wife, Delma Colyer Williams, Pine Island, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Pat Williams, Johnson City, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Doug Lunsford, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kendall, Logan, Alex, Ben, Amanda, Holly, Rachael and Carrie; sister, Bettye Ryan and husband, Tom, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; niece, Theresa Kelner and husband, John, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral service Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice. Announcement by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

WORTHINGTON, AILEEN McGHEE - age 79, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, April 10, 1997, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. Member of Kern Memorial United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge where she taught the Goodwill Class. Preceded in death by her husband, James C. Worthington, August 19, 1982. Survived by son, James E. Worthington, Sr., and wife, Becky of Pierson, Fla.; daughters, Sue White and husband, Willard of Clinton, and Jane Vaughan of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, James E. Wortington, Jr., and wife, Kristen of DeBary, Fla., Lt. Ray B. Worthington, USN, and wife, Candace of Virginia Beach, Va., Carole Lynne Viglasky and husband, Greg of Clinton; Aileen ''Ail'' Vaughan of Oak Ridge; great-grandson, Raymond B. Worthington, II of Virginia Beach, Va.; and an unborn great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. E.C. Vestal officiating. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Kern United Methodist Church, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Friday, April 11, 1997, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

YONCE, JUDY LEWIS - age 45, died April 8, 1997, in Corbin, Ky. Survivors: husband, Joseph Yonce of Corbin, Ky.; son, Jamey Yonce; daughter, Joni Yonce; granddaughter, Tanisha Webb; parents, Homer and Inez Lewis; sister, Pamela Lewis; brother, Michael Lewis; one niece. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday in Middle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

ZIRKLE, ANNE KATHREN - age 25, of New Haven, Conn., and Jefferson City, Tenn., passed away suddenly Monday, April 7, 1997, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was born in Millington, Tenn., January 27, 1972, daughter of Dr. John W. and Eva Ergenbright Zirkle. She was a graduate of the Webb School of Knoxville and a 1994 graduate of Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., with high honors in religion, and was named the outstanding graduate of the Department of Religion. While at Davidson, she spent her junior year abroad as a student at the University of Wurzburg, Germany. After graduation from Davidson College she was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in Stralsund, Germany. She was currently a student in the Yale Divinity School, where she was in the Master of Divinity program under the care of Holston Presbytery. At Yale she was the winner of the Emerson Prize and was an intern at the Vieth Resource Center. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City, Tenn. Besides her parents of Jefferson City, Tenn., Miss Zirkle is survived by a sister, Sarah Zirkle of Bell Buckle, Tenn.; her fiance', Brett Edmund Marston of Brooklyn, Conn.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at First Presbyterian Church, Jefferson City, with Dr. Robert Reno and Dr. Keith Nickle officiating. Family and friends will meet at Jefferson Memorial Gardens Saturday, April 12, 1997, at 10:45 a.m. for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends Friday evening following the funeral services. Memorial donations may be made to the Music Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 721 Church St., Jefferson City, TN 37760; to the Development Office at Davidson College, in memory of Anne Zirkle, P.O. Box 1385, Davidson, NC 28036; or to the Yale Divinity School, Anne Zirkle Memorial Fund, 409 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, in charge of arrangements.

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