Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BLATTNER, CHARLES J. - age 47, of Knoxville, passed away at his home, Friday, November 29, 1997. He is survived by wife, Shirley Blattner; sons, Eli Blattner, Jacob Blattner; stepson, David Jeffreys; brothers and sisters, Mildred Bea, John Blattner, Thomas Blattner, Richard Blattner, Marge Nencka. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Highland West Chapel. Father Woods will be officiating. Arrangements are with Highland West Funeral Home, 693-9547. 

BOWERS, MRS. ROSE LEE - age 81, of Luttrell, passed away 10:14 a.m. Sunday, November 30, 1997, at Northhaven Health Care Center. She was a member of the Church of God of the Union Assembly. Preceded in death by husband, Robert (Bob) Bowers; brothers, Robert, Guy, John, Charlie, and R.L. Smelser; granddaughter, Yolanda Bowers. Survivors: son, Don Bowers, Largo, Fla.; daughters, Virginia Lynn, Columbia, S.C., Rose Ann Dyer, Powell; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Dyke, Sharps Chapel, Dollie Graves, Katherine Wyrick, both of Indiana; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements incomplete. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge. 

COX, EDITH MILDRED - of Fountain City, passed away November 29, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Christ United Methodist Church and retired secretary of Halls Elementary School. Preceded in death by husband, Everett W. Cox; mother, Edith W. King; and brothers, M.H. and Harold King. Survivors: sister and brother-in-law, Katherine Ruth and Charles Coomer; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Dr. Bruce Marston and Rev. Aleta Gass. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for interment at 10 a.m. Pallbearers: Richard, Joe and John Haynes, Ben Cox, Chuck Coomer and Lynn Satterfield. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's. 

CRYE, JAMES TRUMAN - 85, resident of East Tennessee Health Care, formerly of Route #1, Englewood, went home to be with the Lord at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of New Bethel Church of God. Son of the late Rev. Will and Ninnie Crye. Survivors: sisters, Johnnie White, Wilma Harris, both of Madisonville, Ruth Torbett, Athens; devoted nephew, Leon Crye, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews and host of friends. Preceded in death by sisters, Annie Harris, Edith Torbett, Iva Cook, Bess Land; brother, Jess Crye. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, New Bethel Church of God, Rev. David Watson officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

DOWLING, JESSIE BUCKNER - age 90, passed away 3 a.m. Sunday, November 30, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Inskip Baptist Church, Sunday School teacher of Willing Workers class. Preceded in death by husband, William Dowling; parents, France and Mary Buckner; and sister, Katy Buckner. Survivors: sisters, Jennie Lee Bolinger and Faye B. Simmons; special friends, Belva, Pattye, and David Horne. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for a graveside service at 2 p.m. Rev. Ernest Condee and Rev. Mike Segers officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

FONVILLE, WILLIAM ''BILL'' FITZPATRICK - born January 5, 1956, in Knoxville, passed away Friday, November 28, 1997, after a short illness at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Graduate of University of Tennessee with a B.S. degree in business administrator. Preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ruth Bibb Fonville; and sister, Elisabeth Gaines Fonville. Bill was a very kind loving young man. He was an avid sports fan of the Cincinnati Reds, University of Tennessee Athletics, and supporter of Miami Dolphins. Survived by father, Thomas G. Fonville, Sr.; brothers, Tom Fonville, Jr. and John Fred Fonville; sister-in-law, Dorthy Christian Fonville; nephew, John Christian Fonville; niece, Elizabeth Faith Fonville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at Church Street United Methodist Church with Rev. William J. Fowler and Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Michael McCallum, Kevin Hughes, Ben Woodson, John Duffy, John Tedford, and Steve Bales. Memorials may be made to Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

GIBSON, GEORGE D. JR. - age 69, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 1997, at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Active deacon in the Baptist church. Preceded in death by parents, George D. Sr. and Ida Gibson; brother, Albert T. Gibson. Survived by wife, Mary G. Gibson of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter, Cyndi Gibson of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Ken Reed of Tampa, Fla.; brothers, John, Tom, Mickey, and Charles Gibson of Strawberry Plains, Ron Gibson of Maryville; sisters, Betty Miller of New Market, Nancy Carper of Knoxville, Anne Winstead and Kitty Drinnen of Strawberry Plains. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Mike Driver officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary and proceed to Trentville Cemetery for the interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at McCarty Mortuary,4004 Holston Drive. 

GOODWIN, MICHAEL LYNN (MIKE THED) - of 1501 Dora Street, departed this life November 28, 1997, at his home. Survivors: mother, Annie Goodwin; sisters, Marilyn (Sam) McAfee, Willie Ann Rhodes, Vernie McDuffey (Tony) Griggs and Jeanette Matthews; brothers, Jeffery Goodwin, James Goodwin, Darren (Jackie) McDuffey and Alonzo Ramsey; aunt, Mae Jimmie Coker; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends to include the Freeman family and Willie Payne. The family will be at the home of Marilyn McAfee, 1705 Minnesota Avenue. Graveside service 12 noon Tuesday at New Gray Cemetery, Reverend Doctor Reginald Butler officiating. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

HARRELL, MRS. FRANK CINDY - age 89, of 321 Fleming Dr., Morristown, passed away Sunday at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Harrell; a native of Claiborne County and was the daughter of the late Alvis and Elizabeth Hurst. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Elizabeth Harrell, Greensboro, N.C. and Bruce and Sue Harrell of Morristown; three grandsons, Brandley Harrell of Baltimore, Md., Greg Harrell of Draper, Va., Mark Harrell, Jonesboro, Tenn. Funeral service Monday at 8 p.m. at Westside Chapel Rev. Bob Emmert officiating. Graveside service Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Bethesda Cemetery with Rev. J.B. Gulley officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-9 p.m. until time of services at 8 p.m. at Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown. 

HOLLOWAY, DORIS VOILES - age 67, of 2602 Martel Road, Lenoir City, passed away early Saturday morning, November 29, 1997, at Park West Hospital. Doris was a member of Martel United Methodist Church, the UMW and was church treasurer. She was retired from Lockheed Martin Y-12 Plant. She was preceded in death by parents, Hurst Voiles and Ruth Newberry Voiles; sister, Betty Voiles Cason. Survivors: husband, Paul Holloway; children and spouses, Paulette and Jim Bivens of Lenoir City, Samuel S. Holloway of Bradenton, Fla., Susan and Robert Robinett, Steve and Debbie Holloway, all of Lenoir City, Debbie Jane Holloway of the home; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and June Voiles of Chattanooga; sisters and brother-in-law, Pat Smith of Oklahoma, Jackie and John Woolery of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Larry Trotter officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Lenoir City Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

JONES, DONALD EDWIN - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, November 30, 1997. Retired from South Central Bell with 42 years of service. Member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. Member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Deacon of the former McCalla Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Othella Henderlight Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Donald R. and Gracie Jones, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Janette and Morgan Greene, Knoxville, Jeanne and Ken Stephenson, Clearwater, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, John Edwin and Jerri Jones, Knoxville; grandsons, Matthew Jones, Christopher Jones, Michael Stephenson, Tyler Jones; granddaughters, Beth Jones, Stacy Haskew; sister, Racheal Moore, Dexter, Mo.; brother, John Paul and wife, Ann Jones, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 10 a.m. Lynnhurst Greenwood Chapel, Rev. John Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Doug Haskew, Greg Lusk, Steve Lusk, Dave Reed, Rickie Bright, Hershel Lusby, Ted Byerley. Members of the Howard Mauldin Sunday School class of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

JONES, HELEN MCMURRAY - age 76 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, November 29, 1997, at her home. Member of Church of God. Preceded in death by daughter, Bobbie Jo McMurray and step-son, David Lee Jones. Survivors: husband, Lee R. Jones, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, William E. and Jo Ann McMurray; daughter, Charlotte Ellis, daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Stansberry; step-sons, Mike and Harold Jones; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; special friends, Sister Hayes, Sister Owens and Gerald McCann. Service 8 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Mr. Clifford Owens officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery for interment 11 a.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. 

JONES, JOHN H. - age 86, of New Market, passed away Saturday, November 29, 1997. He was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. A WW II Veteran and a retired employee of International Harvester Co. A member of the Bee Keepers Association. Survived by wife, Myrtle S. Jones of New Market; sister, Emily Neubill of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday Fielden Chapel with Rev. Millard Johnson officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday, Greenwood Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the main entrance of Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. 

KING, SEAN DAVID - age 31, of West Knoxville, died 10 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 1997, at the family home after an extended illness. He attended Calvary Baptist Church, Kingston Pike. Employed as a senior weapons controller at Y-12, U.S. Army Veteran, and preceded in death by father, Joseph King; grandparents, William and Mary King; grandfather, William F. Borg, Jr. Survivors: wife, Lisa (Arnwine) King; children, Levin and Savannah King, all of Knoxville; mother and stepfather, Minna and John Audriulli, Kingston; stepmother, Daphene King, Knoxville; sister, Sharon Case; brothers, Joe King of Virginia, Bill King, Tennessee; maternal grandmother, Minna Borg, South Carolina; mother-in-law, Carolyn White, Knoxville; father-in-law and stepmother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David Arnwine, Blaine; grandmother-in-law, Pearl Arnwine, Blaine; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway in charge. 

MAPLES, SARAH - age 95, of Route 1, Rutledge, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning, November 29, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City after an extended illness. She was a member of the Sunrise Baptist Church and was the widow of the late Charlie Maples; mother of the late Samuel Curtis Dalton and Magnum Frank Dalton; sister of the late Mary Bates and John Williams; and special friend to the late Lennie Carpenter. Surviving is her daughter, Ella Mae Bates of Rutledge; daughter-in-law, Grace Dalton of Rutledge; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, December 1, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Reverend Norman Turley officiating. Interment to follow in the Blue Springs Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

MARCUM, BRENDA K. JOHNSON - age 42, of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, November 29, 1997. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. Former member of Iron Workers Local #384 of Knoxville. She was the first female of #384 to become a journeyman ironworker. Preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Helen Johnson of Knoxville. Survived by husband, David Marcum of Oak Ridge; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Christy Haynes of Cape May, N.J.; sister, Teresa Johnson of Knoxville; father and mother-in-law, William and Deloris Marcum of Heiskell; aunt, Frances Gladden of Knoxville; several cousins. Memorial service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's. 

PEELER, KATHLEEN PEACE - 90, widow of Clifford Peeler of 2236 Hwy. 411 North, Madisonville, passed away 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 1997, at her home. Member of Island Creek Baptist Church and Vonore O.E.S. Chapter #383. Daughter of the late Earl and Betty Carter Peace. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Betty June and Hugh B. Collins, Seymour; son and daughter-in-law, Earl C. (E.C.) and Helen Peeler, Sevierville; granddaughters, Cindy Collins Keck, Sevierville, Connie Collins Gamble, Carol Collins Presley, both of Seymour, Lisa Peeler Martin, Sevierville; great-granddaughters, Megan Gamble, Seymour, Aaron and Kristen Keck, both of Sevierville, Peyton Presley, Seymour, Tyler James Martin, Sevierville; sisters, Betty Earle Peace, Alcoa, Sue Wayman, Murphy, N.C., Ruth Kirkland, Madisonville; devoted sister-in-law, Blanche Peace, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews; devoted friend, Helen Brown, Madisonville. Preceded in death by sisters, Virginia Wolfe, Grace Barr; brothers, Bob, J.T. and Silas Peace. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Donald L. Everhart and Rev. Wayne Campbell officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, New Hope Cemetery, Eastern Star Service 7:45 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

McAFEE, MRS. JOHNNIE MAY - age 77, of Knoxville, died Saturday, November 29, 1997, in a local nursing home. She was a member of the New Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, a member of Princess Royal Chapter #204 Order of Eastern Stars. Survivors include husband, Rev. Edmond McAfee of Knoxville; one son, Rev. Charles E. McAfee (Charlene) of Knoxville; three sisters, Conelius Hudson (Manson), Cele Fox, both of Meridian, Miss., and Callie McWilliams of Anderson, Ind.; two brothers, Rev. Hubert Fox (Daisy) and Willie Fox (Maudlin) of Meridian, Miss.; one granddaughter, Tasha T. McAfee of Knoxville; three step-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends; four foster children, George and Ogle Welch, Carolyn and Roman Littlejohn, Lorene Long, all of Knoxville. Funeral Tuesday 1 p.m. at New Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Gregory Sawyer officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes before services at the church. Remains may be viewed after 2 p.m. Monday at Unity Mortuary. Interment Highland South Cemetery, Chapman Hwy. Foothills Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge of arrangements. 

PICKELL, EARL MARION - age 92, of the New Midway Community, Kingston, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 30, 1997, at the Baptist Health Care Center. Earl was a member of New Midway Baptist Church. He was formerly the owner of Pickell's White Cottage. A veteran of World War II serving with the Army. He was preceded in death by parents, James and Barsha Henderson Pickel; brothers, Frank, Roy, and Walter Pickel; sister, Elsie Pickel Jenkins. Survivors: wife, Mary Kate Huffine Pickell; nephews, Gary Pickel, Clarence Pickel, Jerry Pickel, Richard and Kenny Pickel, all of Kingston, Paul and Mike Pickel, both of Lenoir City, David Scarbrough of Albertville, Ala.; nieces, Agnes Pickel Norman of Harvest, Ala., Frankie Lou Jenkins Schrimpsher of Kingston, Linda McKinley of Knoxville, Nancy Levy of Loudonville, N.Y.; several great-nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Grace Scarbrough of Lenoir City. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 Monday at Click-Hawkins Chapel with funeral service to follow at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Nathan Huff and Rev. R.C. Walker officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Lenoir City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Midway Baptist Church, 4106 Kingston Hwy., Kingston, TN 37763. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

REECE, MR. WILLIAM H. (BILLY) - age 87, of Cave Springs Community in Tazewell, Tenn., passed away Sunday morning, November 30, 1997, at Claiborne County Hospital. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, Tenn. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state before service. Burial in the Cave Springs Cemetery. 

SMITH, SARAH ELIZABETH ''BETSY'' SANDS - age 70, of Kingston, formerly of Hardin Valley, wife of Earl Smith, died suddenly Saturday. She retired from Palm Beach and enjoyed farming. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Kingston. Besides her husband of over 48 years, survivors include her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren, Brian, Earlene, Sean, and Brianne Reynolds of Richmond, Ky.; brother, Monroe Sands of Knoxville; several brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver's Chapel. Reverends Leroy and Larry Allison and layman Bud Chapman officiating. Nephews will serve as pallbearers and the Senior Adult Group of Shiloh will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Weaver's and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at Stoney Point Baptist Church with the interment to follow in Stoney Point Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

STRUNK, IVALENE BYRGE - age 66, of Knoxville, passed away November 28, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. Monday for a 1 p.m. interment service at Fair View Cemetery in the Straight Fork Community of Scott Co. with Rev. David Hanes, Rev. Jim West officiating. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

WALKER, MAUDE LAMBERT - age 85, of Maryville, died Saturday, November 29, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. She was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Walker, Sr.; a grandson, Marcus Allen Walker; parents, Sam Lambert, Sr. and Laura Thompson Lambert; a sister, Hazel Lambert; brothers, Homer, Guy, and Mack Lambert. Survivors: daughter, Laura Tate of Maryville; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles H. and Betty Walker of Macon, Ga., Guy and Rachel Walker of Maryville; son, Samuel Spence Walker of Crossville, Tenn.; a brother, Sam Lambert, Jr. of Greenback; sisters, Helen Snead of Clinton, Lena Beaver of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Barbara Onks of Cookeville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons Chapel with Rev. Rose Mincy officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to Union Grove United Methodist Church, 515 South Union Grove Road, Friendsville, TN 37737. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

WOLFENBARGER, MRS. LOUISE C. - age 81, of Luttrell, passed away 5:15 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Warwicks Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Daniel Wolfenbarger; son, J.L. Wolfenbarger; daughter, Della Ruth Wolfenbarger; six sisters; three brothers. Survivors: son, Paul Wolfenbarger, Washburn; daughters, Shirley Jordan, Etowah, Betty Murphy, Corryton, Marie Conwell, Kokomo, Ind., Ina Williams, Luttrell; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Johnnie Cash officiating with the Williams Family Singers. Interment Dyer Cemetery. Pallbearers: Tim Dyer, David Williams, Guerry Murphy, H.P. Jordan, Onnie Conwell, Darin Williams. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.

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