Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ADAMS, TIMOTHY CRAIG - age 37, formerly of Sevierville,
died suddenly Sunday, November 30, 1997. Timothy resided in Georgia and
was employed at Gulfstream Aircraft Corporation in Savannah, Ga. Survivors:
parents, Ellis and Veanna Adams, Sevierville; brothers and sisters-in-law,
Larry and Nancy Adams of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Jonathan and Deborah Adams,
Sevierville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Eddie Helton, Sevierville,
Elizabeth and Steve McFalls, Sevierville; nieces and nephews, Blythe, John,
Travis, Jonathan Taylor and Tiffany; special friend, Melody Williams. Funeral
service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home
with Dr. Rich Liner officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday in Valley View
Cemetery in Wears Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
the building fund of First Baptist Church in Sevierville. The family will
receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
ALMQUIST, DEBORAH MONROE - age 43, of Knoxville, passed away Monday at her residence. Debbie was a caring person and of high integrity. She loved her daughters, her husband, her family and her friends. She also loved her cats. Debbie was a midwife, a teacher, and a mediator. She was a member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church where she was the immediate past president of the congregation and also sang in the choir. She was a spiritual person who worked for peace and justice, as she was a probation counselor with the Knox County Juvenile Court System. Debbie was the top graduate in the college of liberal arts at the University of Tennessee in 1994. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her. Preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Chandler Monroe, and brother, Jared William Monroe. She leaves behind husband, Charles William Almquist of Knoxville; daughters, Carrie Lynn Almquist and Lauren Elizabeth Almquist, both of Knoxville; father and step-mother, John Wilson Monroe, Jr. and JoeAnn Phillips Monroe, of Knoxville; grandmother, Olive Chandler of Campbellsville, Ky.; brothers, John Wilson Monroe III and wife, Beth, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Joseph Chandler Monroe and wife, Denise, of Powder Springs, Ga.; step-brothers, Paul Phillips and wife, Janice, of Marietta, Ga.; Stephen Phillips of Marietta, Ga.; uncle, William Chandler and wife, Jill, of Campbellsville, Ky.; aunts, Kathleen Gerlach of Baltimore, Md., Betty Lockett and Dixie Hall, both of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Kathryn Almquist of San Antonio, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Karen Almquist of Washington, D.C., Karen and Steve Layer of San Antonio, Texas, Suzy Almquist and Bob Shy of Paducah, Ky., Aunt Carolyn Whitmore of St. Louis, Mo.; along with many nieces and nephews, friends and other loved ones. The memorial service will be Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at the Tennessee Unitarian Universalist Church with beloved friend and minister, Rev. Lynn Thomas Strauss officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednedsay evening from 7-9 p.m. in the chapel of Highland Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Meditation Garden at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 3219 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home 588-0567.
BEAN, ROBERT J. - age 65, of Mascot, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Retired from Southern Railway after 44 years of service. Survived by sons, Sam and Hugh Bean, both of Knoxville; sister, JoAnn Tidmore of Knoxville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bean donated his body to science and no services will be held. Obituary courtesy of McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
COURTOY, CHRISTOPHER JAMES NELSON - age 24, of Madisonville, died Monday, December 1, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Member Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Employee of Maverick Transportation. Veteran U.S. Coast Guard. Survivors: wife, Valerie Normand Courtoy; daughter, Kayla Courtoy, both of Madisonville; mother, Carol Scaramudza; brothers, Lance Courtoy and Tad Scaramudza; sister, Toni Solorvano; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Elizarde; paternal grandmother, Yvette Nelson and aunt, Lisa Marie Elizarde, all of California. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Rev. Carlton Harper officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment in Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the church at P.O. Box 373, Loudon, Tenn. 37774. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 5, at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.
FLYNN, CECIL L. - age 85, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, November 30, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Ball Camp Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Dewey A. Flynn and two sons, Bob Flynn and Jack Flynn. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Lynn Flynn, George Flynn, Dwight and Barbara Flynn, Mitchell Flynn, and Lowell Flynn, all of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Trula and Gail Beazley of Knoxville; daughters-in-law, Doris Flynn and Betty Flynn; and special daughter-in-law, Barbara Flynn; 22 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Loveday; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: Louis Cartwright, Don Gordon, Ray Tiller, Joe Yarnell, Richard Halcomb, and Rupert Osborne. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at Highland West Cemetery with Rev. Bill Daniel and Rev. Dan Baird officiating. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville.
GASS, JANE BROCK - age 73, of Jefferson City, passed away 11:45 p.m. Monday, December 1, 1997, at her residence. Member of First Baptist Church. Retired employee of First American Bank of Jefferson City. Preceded in death by her mother and step father, Gwen and Jack Noe; father, John Lee Brock; grandson, Warren Smith; grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. P.L. Brock and Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Ault. Survived by husband, John R. Gass of Jefferson City; daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen G. and Harold Meeks, Jr. of Talbott, Linda G. Smith of Anniston, Ala., Susan G. and Charles Waltington of Jackson, Tenn.; grandsons, David Meeks and John R. Smith; great-grandson, Gabriel Meeks. Graveside funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 1997, at West View Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Colbert officiating. Family will recieve friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tennessee Nursing Service, Hospice, 1530 West A.J. Highway, Morristown, Tenn. 37814. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tenn.
HILL, REV. SAMUEL S. - age 65, of Louisville, passed away Monday afternoon, December 1, 1979, at the family home. Pastor of Dug Gap Tabernacle in Louisville, veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean conflict. Preceded in death by father, William R. Hill; several grandchildren, sisters, and one brother. Survivors: wife, Jeanette Sissum Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Jim Davis of Sevierville, Elizabeth and Jimmy Cogburn of Maryville, Patricia and John Swaney of Friendsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Zelda Hill, William and Debbie Hill, Steve and Ann Hill, John Edward and Peggy Hill, all of Maryville; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; mother, Laura Lawson Hill of Friendsville; brother and sisters-in-law, William L. and Phyllis Hill of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beulah Hill Cooper of Maryville, Mary and Don Debuty of Friendsville; Sarah and Charlie Debuty of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Mr. Fred Watkins officiating. Interment to follow at Louisville Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the W.B.C.R. Radio Ministry (1479 A.M.) c/o Patricia Swaney, P.O. Box 29, Louisville, TN 37777. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. THursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.
HOLT, HERBERT C. - age 69, of West Knoxville, died Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at his home. Active member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Executive Director of Tennessee Dairy Products Association. Retired professor from University of Tennessee Department of Food Technology and Science. U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean conflict. Survivors: wife, Patsy Payne Holt of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Letitia A. and Kevin R. Smith of Woodstock, Ga., Lydia J. and Mark E. Salyer of Blountville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Connor Charles Smith, Alexander Everett Smith, and Jacob Holt Salyer; sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Curtis Ramsey of Greeneville, Tenn; one niece and two nephews. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church with Rev. James Mays and Rev. Dave Bradford officiating. Pallbearers, Hugh Jaynes, Ray Maier, Joe McNamara, Danny Pressley, Tommy Smithson, Jimmy Smithson, Walter Johnson, Maynard Johnson, and Curtis Ramsey. Family and friends will meet at Green Lawn Cemetery, Ashville Hwy, Greeneville, Tenn. at 2:45 p.m. Thursday for a 3 p.m. graveside and interment service. Family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church Building Fund, 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, or Herbert C. Holt Scholarship Endowment Fund, c/o University of Tennessee, 600 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
HONEBRINK, BEVERLY SOPHIE - age 82, of Knoxville, formally of Bellvue, Ky. passed away Monday morning at Parkwest Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, Melvin ''Chub'' Honebrink. She is survived by daughters, Karen Krumm and husband, Phillip, of Knoxville, Jan Coston and husband, Tony, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; brother, Jack Weber and wife, Evelyn, of Ft. Thomas, Ky.; sister, LaVerne Lyons and husband, Douglas, of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chrust Church, United Church of Christ, 15 S. Ft. Thomas, Ky. The inurnment will follow in the St. Stephens Cemetery, Highland Heights, Ky. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home 588-0567.
JACKSON, SISTER LAURENCE MARY - RSM, age 82, died Sunday evening, November 30, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center of heart failure. She is mourned by the Sisters of Mercy and many others as an angel of mercy to the elderly poor. Sister Laurence Mary began her ministry as a social outreach worker at St. Mary's in 1979, after many years of teaching. She continued her visits and distribution of goods until her death. She is survived by brother, Dr. James T. Jackson, Dickson, Tenn.; two sisters, Anna Lee Graves, Willow Springs, Mo. and Frances Jackson, Dickson, Tenn.; nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Father Vann Johnston officiating. The body will then be transported to Mercy Convent in Nashville. Nashville visitation at Mercy Convent 4-7 p.m. with Wake service at 7 p.m. CST, Father Charley Giacosa presiding. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Mercy Convent, Bishop Anthony O'Connell, Bishop of Knoxville officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Nashville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sister Laurence Mary Mercy Fund, St. Mary's Foundation, 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville, 37917. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway.
JOHNSON, HATTIE L. - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away November 30, 1997, at Serene Manor. Preceded in death by son, William Kitts. Survivors: daughter, Margaret Hurst; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Dora Parker. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery 1:45 p.m. Wednesday for graveside services at 2 p.m. with Rev. George W. Dennison officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
LANE, JULIA FRANCES WALLACE - age 59, of Knoxville, died 5:05 a.m. Monday, December 1, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church. Survivors: husband, Leonard Lane, Knoxville; daughters, Vickie Price, Corryton, Janice Lane and Amy Lane, both of Knoxville; sons, Kirk, Jimmy and Mark Wallace, all of Knoxville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Ted Webb, Knoxville. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Kirk Wallace officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
LINDSAY, DAVID N. - age 46 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday night at home. Preceded in death by daughter, Kim Cordy, and father, James Lindsay. Survivors: son and girlfriend, Allen Lindsay and Theresa Daniels; daughter and son-in-law, Angelia and Bobby Phipps, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Tyler Cordy, Cassie, Grant and Brittany Daniels; mother, Grace Lindsay of Knoxville; sister, Clara Lindsay of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Wiley Scott of Nashville; brother, John Lindsay of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, James and Angie Lindsay of Knoxville; special friend, Kathy Adams of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Service 8 p.m. Thursday, Mynatt's Funeral Home, Rev. Jody Darden officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to U.T. Medical School Memphis, American Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt's.
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, Rev. David McPherson officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
MERRIMAN, JOHN CHARLES - age 76 of Corryton, Tenn., formerly of Strawbeerry Plains, passed away Monday, December 1, 1997. Member of Old Beverly Baptist Church. Preceded in death by brother, Edwin Merriman. Survived by devoted wife, Virginia Merriman; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Suzi Merriman of Knoxville, Charles Randy Merriman of Strawberry Plains, Joey and Traci Merriman of Luttrell, Russell Hoover of Corryton; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Flanigan of Knoxville, Sharon and Lynn Ray of Corryton, Gail and Mike Johnson of Knoxville, Janie and Vic Tyler of Karns, Margaret and Jeff Marie of Dandridge; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Ethel Merriman of Dandridge; sister, Elizabeth Kennedy; sister-in-law, Effie Merriman; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; long lost but not forgotten friend, Johnny Lawson. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel with Pastor Jack Day officiating followed by the interment at Pollard Cemetery in Kodak, Tenn. Pallbearers: L.C. Cardwell, Phillip Heatherly, Russell Hoover, Tim Martin, Scott Clabough, Tommy Merriman. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway.
MOORE, CONDON JEWELL, SR. - age 67, of Knoxville, departed this life on Monday, December 1, 1997, at his home. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: wife, Martha Ruth Moore of Detroit, Mich.; daughter, Latricia Moore of Knoxville, Virgina Neal of Detroit, Mich., Beverely Neal of Detroit, Mich., Loretta Neal of Detroit, Mich.; sons, Rodney Moore of Knoxville, Condon Moore, Jr. of Knoxville, Vincent Moore of Detroit, Mich., Stanley Neal of Detroit, Mich.; sister, Goldean M. Robinson of Knoxville; a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. at the Hickory Flats Cemetery in Meigs County for a graveside service and interment on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Paul Boling officiating. Military honors provided by the Sweetwater VFW Post 5156.
MULLINS, M.C. ''MOON'' - age 66, of Powell, passed away Sunday, November 30, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by parents, Reuben Franklin and Thelma Jane Mullins and brother, Daniel Mullins. Survivors include wife of 46 years, Clara R. Mullins; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Nancy Mullins, Jerry and Angie Mullins and Terry and Jenny Mullins, all of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Dennis Owens of Knoxville and Deborah and Dale Mosley of Nashville; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson; brother, Carlos Mullins of Kentucky; sisters, Estelle Bukovich, Joan Mullins and Sue Collins, all of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews. Interment will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Marion Brock officiating. Pallbearers: Carlos Mullins, Larry Mullins, Terry Mullins, Jeremy Mullins, Joshua Owens, Dennis Owens, Jerry Mullins and Dave Matlock. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville.
RENNIE, GARY ROLAND, SR. - age 62, of Farragut, died Sunday afternoon, November 30, 1997, at his home. Gary was born September 20, 1935, in Scranton, Pa. and was retired from the U.S.A.F. in 1974 after 20 years of service with two Air Force commendation medals. He was regional manager with Mosler Inc. and was a dedicated supporter of Farragut Sports Youth Programs for many years, having coached baseball and basketball in CBFO League. Gary was also P.A. announcer for the Farragut Football Games for 14 years. He was inducted into the East Tenn. Chapter of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame for distinguished service. Gary was past master of Avery Lodge #593 F.& A.M. and a member of First Baptist Church of Concord. We as his family want to thank God for 42 wonderful years with Gary a Christian man, caring man and loving man. Preceded in death by infant son, Brian Robert Rennie and parents, George and Marion Ray Rennie. Survivors: devoted wife of 42 years, Patricia Ridge Rennie; children, Terrie Rennie Day and husband, Carson, Gary Rennie, Jr. and wife, Susan, all of Concord, Richard Rennie and wife, Joan of Hamilton, Ohio; grandchildren, Jennifer and Rebecca Day, Anna Rennie, all of Concord; mother-in-law, Mildred Ridge of Lenoir City, whom he loved dearly; sister, Barbara Ferguson; brother, Wade Rennie, both of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews. He leaves many friends and business associates with whom he had close and personal relationships. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Doug Sager officiating. Family and friends will gather 10 a.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lake View Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U.S.A.F. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Concord Bldg. Fund or to the Farragut High School Athletics Program. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
ROBERTS, CALVIS M. ''BUD'' - age 90, of Powell, passed away Monday night at St. Mary's Hospital. Veteran of World War II. Retired from Standard Lime and Cement Company. Member of Trinity Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Edith Conner Roberts and a grandchild, Donna Lynn; son-in-law, Bruce Taylor. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-laws, Sue R. Noe and very devoted son-in-law, Jack Noe of Powell, Irene Taylor, Virginia and husband, Bill Spivey of Georgia; grandchildren, Melanie Noe, Mike Noe, Jeannie King, Bruce Taylor, Jr., Time Taylor, Cindy Julsey, Robin Yarborough and Glynn Tidwell; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Thomas and Mrs. Evalee Norman; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services Thursday, December 4, 1997, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McCarty Woodhaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Dutton officiating. Interment will follow at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Glynn Tidwell, Bruce Taylor, Jr., Pete McGhee, Jack Wilkerson, David Wilkerson and R.D. Keck. Honorary pallbearers: Mike Noe and Tim Taylor. McCarty Woodhaven Chapel in charge of arrangements.
SHARP, JOHN KENNEDY (KENNY) - age 53, passed away at his home Monday, December 1, 1997, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kenny was a very special person who was loved by all who knew him. Preceded in death by mother, Myrtle Sharp and brother, Kevin. Survivors: wife, Linda G. Sharp; father, Walter Sharp, Sr.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter, Jr. and Carolyn Sharp; sisters, Linda K. and Vicki Sharp, all of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Georgia M. Ford; sisters and brother-in-law, Bill and Charlene Ford, Marlene Campbell, Betty Ford and Vivian Ford. all of Newport, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many special friends. Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 1997, Berry Chapel, Rev. Dallas Gibson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
SULLIVAN, HARRY CALLAHAN - age 83, of Hillcrest West, passed away 4 p.m. Monday, December 1, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was born in Copperhill, Tenn. and was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. He was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5207 and a veteran of WWII. Survived by wife, Marion Bye Sullivan; daughter, Carole Sullivan of Seattle, Washington; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Turner of Clinton; son, Michael W. Sullivan of Knoxville; granddaughter, Laura N. Turner of Clinton; nephew and wife, Jerry and Irene Sullivan of Oak Ridge. The family and friends will meet at McCarty-Weaver Funeral Home 12:15 p.m. Thursday and proceed to Calvary Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service. Friends may call at their convenience at McCarty-Weaver Funeral Home, 5815 Western Avenue.
TINNEL, NANNIE WRINN - age 90, died Monday, December 1, 1997, in Salem, Va. at the home of her daughter. Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Ora Varner Wrinn; husband, James Tinnel and sons, Frank and Fred Wrinn. Survivors: son, James ''Jack'' Tinnel, Christiansburg, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Corena and Harold Pottier, Dallas, Ga., Reda Meador, Ashburn, Va., Lou and Junior Bousman, Roanoke, Va., Lela Rummell, Blacksburg, Va., Peggy and Marvin Morris, Christiansburg, Va., Linda Kay Webb and Linna Ray Ledford, both of Roanoke; sisters, Mattie Wise, MD, Dora Watkins and Grace Tuck, Oak Ridge, Michael Bowman and Helen Estes, Sweetwater; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Hilda Wrinn, Florida, Belva Wrinn, Loudon, Nellie Davis, Atlanta and Elizabeth Wise, Dallas, Ga. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, December 5, McGill-Karnes Chapel, Rev. David Abernathy officiating. Interment in Corinth Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon, Tenn.
TODD, CLEO CLARK - of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, December 1, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gib Todd; son, Don Todd; parents; and sister, Jessie Schrimpsher. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater for approximately 65 years. Survivors: daughter, Barbara Murphy of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Mitzi Murphy of Krum, Texas, Penny Ogelvie of Franklin, Aby Slagle of Nashville; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Galyon, Pauline Cantrell, all of Sweetwater, Celesta Shubert of Loudon; brother, Boyd Clark; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow in Kykers Chapel with Rev. Gary Baker and Rev. Anderson McCulley officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.
TURNER, CHARLES W. - age 81, of Sneedville, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at the Hancock Manor Nursing Home. He was a long-time civic leader, photographer, former mayor and merchant in Sneedville and Hancock County. Mr. Turner was a member of Sneedville First Baptist Church, where he served as teacher and treasurer for many years. He was mayor of Sneedville for ten years and was chosen by the Tennessee Municipal League as ''Typical Mayor of the Year'' in 1962. He was a merchant for over 45 years and owned and operated his own drug store. He was very civic minded, serving on several boards and committees through the years. He was a member of the Photographic Society of America for over 27 years. He won several prizes, blue ribbons and awards in photography. He was the son of the late Mack and Mae Seal Turner. Survivors: wife of 57 years, Cecile Greene Turner of Sneedville; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Kay and Donnie Cody of Sneedville; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Stephen and Melanie Trent of Raleigh, N.C., Jason and Bridget Trent of Sneedville; great-grandson, Dylan Obrien Trent of Sneedville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvin (Sonny) and Annette Turner of Sneedville, Jack and Fayetta Turner of Morristown, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Morris Anderson of Sneedville; sister-in-law, Nell (Mrs. Ralph) Greene of Sneedville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sneedville First Baptist Church. Rev. Brian Courtney and Rev. John Parrott Jr. officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Thursday at the Seal-Turner Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Sneedville First Baptist Church. Pallbearers: Hyle Ferguson, Richard Greene, David Anderson, Jimmie Brewer, Dr. Paul Reed, Kenneth Smith, Mike Harrison and Scott Collins. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Truett Pierce, DeAN Jones, Howard Rhea, Paul Reed, Clem Seal, T.J. Harrison IV and the Rev. Don Mitchell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Sneedville. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville, in charge of arrangements.
VITTETOE, HORACE BEECHER - age 88, of Rockford, died Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at his home. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and was preceded in death by his mother and father, Eva Kitts and Robert Luther Vittetoe; brothers, Carl, Jake, Hugh and Ted Vittetoe; sisters, Verbina Vittetoe and Ray Guinn. Survivors include; wife, Marie Vittetoe; sister, Alma Hill; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russ Maples and Rev. W.A. Galyon officiating. The interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Clark's Grove Cemetery with full military honors provided by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville.
WEXLER, MRS. MARTHA PATTON - age 58, 106 Belmeade Circle, Johnson City, died in a local hospital, Tuesday, following a brief illness. A native of Memphis. A daughter of Thomas Newton Patton of Memphis and the late Lillian Morris Patton. She attended Mary Baldwin College for two years in Stanton, Virginia and Rhodes College, formerly Southwestern University, Memphis. She was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Women and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Holston Home for Children, Greeneville, Tenn. She was also a member of the Junior League, the PEO and Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Wexler is survived by her husband, Lewis Wexler, Sr.; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Wexler Humphreys, Memphis, Mrs. Susan Wexler Ellis, Knoxville; two sons, Lewis Wexler, Jr. and Harrison Wexler, both of Johnson City; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes and Mrs. Susan Crawford, both of Memphis; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Munsey Church with Rev. John Ripley, Rev. Mark Fleenor and Bishop Richard Looney officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery. Those desiring to make memorials may do so to the Munsey Church, 201 East Market Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. The body remains in the chapel of the funeral home where the family will be Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., is in charge. (423) 928-6111.
WHALEY, EVERETT CHARLES - age 88, of Pigeon Forge, died Sunday, November 30, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was preceded in death by parents, L.C. and Ruth Whaley; wife, Burea Whaley; sister, Charlotte Simpson; brothers, Harold, Frank, and Arnold Whaley. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Edith Whaley; sister and brother-in-law, Nan and Charles Runion; sister, Helen Hager; sister-in-law, Wayne Whaley; several nieces and nephews; very special friend, Faye Smith. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel with Rev. Dale Walker officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel in Pigeon Forge.
WISHON, REV. CHARLES T. - age 72, formerly of Knoxville, died Saturday, November 29, 1997, in Troy, Michigan. He was born September 2, 1925 in Knoxville, and left at an early age. Preceded in death by sister, Mrs. Mildred Waller. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Macy Arnwine, Knoxville; nephew, Jack Waller of Sterling Heights, Mich.; niece, Mrs. Robert Pfeifle of Michigan; grand-niece, Mrs. Patrick Megenty of Michigan. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Grove Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, the Rev. Clyde Haynes and Rev. Ralph Clowers officiating. The body will lie in state at the church for 1 hour before the service. Interment in Bookwalter Cemetery. Pallbearers: Sidney Scarbrough, Richard Perry, Robert Pfeifle, Charlie McGill, Charles Lee, and Mike Fritts. The family will be at the home of Mrs. Macy Arnwine, 1334 Brookside Ave, Knoxville. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wed at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
WORD, FRANK A. - age 83, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, December 2, 1997, while a patient at Holston Hills Health Care Center. He graduated from U.T. in 1935. Served during World War II and retired from Reeder Chevrolet as truck manager. He is survived by wife, Edna F. Word of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank Jr. and Clatty Word, Bill and Anita Word, Bob and Gloria Word; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rosoe and Mildred Word; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Herb Mays. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service with Rev. William Fowler and Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church Street United Methodist Church Rejoice Program, P.O. Box 1303, Knoxville, Tn 37901. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
YARBER, MILRED FORD - age 77 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at the family home. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by first husband, James Ford, and second husband, Clyde Yarber. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy Ford, Therman and Jenny Lou Ford, Everett and Lona Ford, Howard and Joyce Ford, Robert and Linda Ford; daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and J.R. Collins, Phyllis and Jack Segroves, Patsy and Ed Headrick, and Gail and David Barnard; other children, Betty Hensley, Lorena, Bobby Joe Yarber, Jackie Yarber and Charles Yarber; 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; sister, Jenette Meritte of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Thursday, December 4, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Cloud officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wendesday, December 3, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville.