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ASHCRAFT, WANDA MAPLES - age 75, of Fountain City, died 12:17 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center after a brief illness. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, James C. Ashcraft, Jr.; father and mother, Bishop Otis and Audrey Tolson Maples; brother, Billy Gene Maples. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Randy Lockmiller; son, Mike Ashcraft; grandsons, Nick Lockmiller and Josh Ashcraft, all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Saturday for a 2 p.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Carl I. Oakes officiating. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

BAILEY, WILLIAM ''BILL'' F. - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, Devember 3, 1997, at the University of Tennessee Hospital. Member of Cumberland Baptist Church and World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. 1st Division in Okinawa. He retired from the Knox county Purchasing Department in 1987. He was an avid sports enthusiast and was rewarded for his outstanding accomplishments. He was inducted in 1991 to the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame and in 1997 was inducted into the East Tennessee Chapter National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. He was the captain of the 1941 Knoxville High School State Basketball Championship Team where he earned All-State Honors. Member of the 1943 S.E.C. Championship Basketball Team at Duke University. He was T.S.S.A.A. football and basketball official for 25 years, officiated NCAA basketball at both the junior college and division one level, including the S.E.C. He operated the score board at Neyland Stadium, not missing one play, from 1967 until 1996. Active memberships include Knox High 41B Club, University of Tennessee Letterman T Club, Knoxville Quarterback Club. Survivors: wife, Betty Bailey of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie Hill and Bill Tallent of DeLand, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Kathy Bailey of Grand Prairie Texas; grandchildren, Margret Tallent, Bailey Tallent, Martha Brooks Tallent. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. R. Hershel Chevallier officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Loyal Helpers Sunday School Class from Cumberland Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Cumberland Baptist Church, 5600 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

BAKER, CARLOS LEE - age 52 of 1700 Old Highway 95, Lenoir City, passed away Thursday morning, December 4, 1997, at his home. He was preceded in death by parents, James and Ella Mae Allen Baker. Survivors: wife, Ann Williams Baker; stepdaughter, Harmony Kupfer; brothers, twin brother Kenneth Baker of Knoxville, Mayford Baker of Sweetwater; sisters, Ruth Galyon of Alcoa, Trudy Cable of Maryville, Barbara Rucker of Athens, Kathy Reed of Nashville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Sunday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. C. Mark Gooden and Rev. Dallas Moore officiating. Interment Edgemon Cemetery in Meigs County. Pallbearers; Donald Williams, Chris Cable, Jeff Cable, Kenny Baker, Danny Ray Baker and Robert Freeman. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

BEELER, GEORGE GLENN, SR. - age 70, of South Knoxville, died 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at the family home. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church. Member of South Knoxville Lodge #769 F.& A.M., Scottish Rite and Kerbela Temple. Navy Veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart Recepient. Army Veteran of Korean War. Preceded in death by son, Michael Anthony Beeler; parents, Murphy and Zetta Beeler and brother, Ralph Beeler. Survivors: wife, Lou Anna Beeler, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Tom Harness, Rockford, Tenn., Pam and Doug Williamson, Columbia, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Sheila Beeler, Knoxville, George, Jr. and Sherry Beeler, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Richard and Connie Beeler, Knoxville; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Murphy Beeler, Jr., Dandridge, Tenn., William Beeler, Alfred Beeler, and Carl Beeler, all of Knoxville; special friends, Sharon Plemmons, Ann Archer, Imogene Beeler, and Evelyn Lee. Family and friends will meet at Monroe Cemetery, Maynardville, Tenn. at 10:45 a.m. Friday for an 11 a.m. graveside and interment. Rev. Mack Smith and Shaun King officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers: Cletes Irwin, Jack Murrah, Ralph Holder, Tom Valentine, Herod Stanton, Orvile Corley and Pat McClocken. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

BLAIR, RANDALL NEAL ''RANDY'' - age 45, of Walland, died Thursday, December 4, 1997, at 1:30 a.m. at Ft. Sanders Park West. He was a member of Martel United Methodist Church, was employed at Lockheed-Martin, Oak Ridge, for 16 years, and was a 1969 graduate of Walland High School and 1973 graduate of Maryville College. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin L. Blair; grandparents, William J. and Mary B. White, and Samuel Earl Blair, all of Walland. Survivors include mother, Rowena Blair of Walland; brother and sister-in-law, Marty and Shelly Blair of Maryville; nephew, Nicholas Blair of Maryville; grandmother, Allie Blair; aunts, Grace Bledsoe, Betty Compton, Betty White; uncle, Earl Blair. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview Cemetery for a graveside service with Rev. David G. Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. Pallbearers will be gwllow co-workers at Lockheed-Martin and honorary pallbearers will be all friends. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville. 

BROOKS, MRS. ROSINA - of Dundee, Mich. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Forge Ridge Cemetery. 

BYINGTON, JOHN D. SR. - age 92, of King Arthur Court, Winter Park, Fla., died Thursday, December 4, 1997. Mr. Byington was a bank examiner. He was born in Byington, Tennessee, he moved to Central Florida in 1975. A member of Aloma United Methodist Church. He was one of the first examiners for FDIC in Tennessee. Retired senior executive for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Survivors: sons, J.D. Jr. of Winter Park, Fla., Robert W. of Lexington, Ky., James G. of Winter Park, Fla.; six grandchildren; sister, Naomi Grove of Knoxville, Tenn.; wife, Evelyn (deceased). Funeral service for Mr. J.D. Byington, Sr. will be held on Saturday, December 6, 1997, at 12 noon in the chapel of Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, 1350 W. Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, Fla. 32789. Arrangements by Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, 1350 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789.(407) 647-1942. 

CARMACK, HAZEL BOWERS - age 90 of Harriman passed away Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at Roane Medical Center. Taught 26 years in the Roane County and Harriman City School Systems. Member of Caney Ford Baptist Church. Member of Retired Teachers Association; past memeber of Business and Professional Women's Club. Member of Eastern Star and local garden club. Preceded in death by her four older brothers. Survivors: husband, Roy A. Carmack of Harriman; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Bill Pryor of St. Cloud, Fla., Carolyn and Clyde Ford of DeLand, Fla., Linda and Larry Sills of Harriman; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Mark McCoig officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. Memorials may be made to the Caney Ford Baptist Church. 

CATE, COY F. (BUD) SR. - age 78, of Kodak, died Wednesday, December 3, 1997. He was retired from Renfro Construction Company. Survivors: wife, Josie Hickman Cate; children, Nancy Johnson and husband, Larry Johnson, Tommy Cate and wife, Marie Cate of Eight Mile, Ala., Coy Cate, Jr. and wife, Betty Cate, Sandy Lane and husband, Jim Lane, Danny Cate and wife, Angie Cate; grandchildren, Elaine Wilson, Dwayne Johnson, Bryan Cate, Marie Moon, David Richards; great-grandchildren, Courtney Johnson, Jenny, Aaron and Jamie Wilson; great-great-grandchild, Hannah Johnson; sisters, Ina Haynes, Willie Maude Hayes. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Rev. Leon Mayo and Rev. Wayne Stinnett officiating. Interment will follow in Beech Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home. 

CHEATHAM, MR. LAWRENCE - age 78, of Tazewell, Tenn. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home. Funeral service 12 noon Friday in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before service. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery. 

ELLIOTT, ELMER ELLIOTT - age 58, of Andersonville, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center. He was born July 25, 1939, in Anderson County. He retired from Clinton Utilities Board where he had worked as an assistant operator in the water and sewer division. He was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church in Andersonville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and woodworking. Preceded in death by his parents, Luke and Buenea Elliott; brother, Morgan Elliott; sister, Anna Mae Guerreo. Survivors: wife, Barbara Dew Elliott; daughter, Kimberly Ward and husband, Timothy, of Andersonville; sons, Gary Elliott and wife, Polly, of Clinton, Chuck Elliott and wife, Sharon, of CLinton, Terry Elliott and wife, Kimberly D. of Clinton; sisters, Mildred Williams of Lake City, Mable Neu of Iowa; brothers, Arthur Elliott of Lake City, Milburne Elliott of Andersonville, Benny Elliott of Clinton; grandchildren, Rachel Ann Ward, Adam Elliott and Chucky Elliott; three step-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Griday, December 5, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services follwing at 8:30 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Jess Ward officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Red Hill Cemetery in Andersonville. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of all arrangements. 

HARRIS, MARY McNUTT - age 98, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, December 3, 1997. Member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Retired from T.V.A. after many years with the finance department. Widow of Gilbert P. Harris. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Hillcrest West Nursing Home for their dedicated service. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Haywood and Carolyn Jo Harris of Knoxville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and cousins. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with The Rev. Canon Laura P. Myhr officiating. Interment at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 37902 or the charity of your choice. Family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

FIELDEN, JACK E. ''MAD JACK'' - age 63, of Knoxville, passed away December 3, 1997, at his home. Veteran Marine Sgt. of the Korean War. Former owner Mad Jack's Furniture. He was a member of V.F.W. Post No. 1733. Survivors: children, Danny and Ernie Fielden, Donna Watson, Jimmy and Jacky Fielden, Alicia Stanley, Eric Fielden; brother, Bill Fielden; sister, Kathleen Bunch; 14 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery 11:45 a.m. Monday for graveside services at 12 p.m. with full military honors by Volunteer State Veteran's Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

HARVILLE, JACOB TYLER AND JUDY PAULINE - infant twins of Kimberly Munsey and Steve Harville, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Survived by parents; sister, Kaylyn Munsey; brothers, Torrey Munsey and Michael Headrick; grandparents, Robert and Judy Harville of Thornhill, Tenn., and Patricia Eaves of Strawberry Plains; great-grandparents, Elbert and Martha Bush; great-great-grandmother, Arvine Fugate; aunts an uncles, Shawn Witt, Mike Harville, Elbert Harville, Renee Harville, and Robin Undersmall. Graveside service 3 p.m. Saturday at Thorngrove Cemetery withi Rev. Cleo Whaley officiating. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

HATFIELD, MRS. LONA MAE - age 89, of Tazewell, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Cook Cemetery. 

HEATHERLY, APPIE (BUTCHER) - age 84, of Knoxville, and formerly of Lake City, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Retired from food services profession. She was best known as the ''Paper Lady,'' delivering newspapers through St. Mary's Hospital during the 1970-80's. Member of Oakwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husbands, Charlie Vowell and Hubert Heatherly; five brothers and sisters. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Linda Heatherly; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca (Donna) and Bob Thieman, Gamaliel, Ark.; sister, Annalee Atwood, Harveyville, Kansas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; many special friends. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Norris Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. Ted Huckaby officiating. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway is in charge of arrangements. 

HEDDEN, RICHARD A. - age 44, passed away Thursday, December 4, 1997, at his home. Richard was a graduate of the Tennessee Military Institute. He was a member of the local IBEW #270, as well as a a member of Oak Ridge Masonic Lodge. He worked as a journeyman electrician for 17 years and was later employed as a health safety inspector for several local and out-of-state engineering firms. Preceded in death by father, Dr. Henry Hedden, Jr.; daughter, Gina Hatmaker. Survived by wife, Malisia A. Hedden; daughters, Donna Hatmaker and Cynthia Newport, all of Oak Ridge; sons, A. Keith Newport of Knoxville, and Richard A. Hedden of Georgia; granddaughter, Rebecka Hatmaker; mother, Patsy Hedden; sister, Martha Payne and husband, Mark Payne; brothers, Henry Hedden, III, Don Hedden and wife, Susan, Brian Hedden and wife, Missie, all of Clinton; step-mother, Theresa Hedden of Clinton; niece and nephew, Heather Hedden and Marcus Payne; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family and friends will meet at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens 10:45 a.m. Saturday for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Ray Buchanan and Rev. Warren Wattenbarger officiating. Faith Lodge #0756 F&AM will have masonic services 8 p.m. Friday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCarty's Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road. 

HOLT, MR. CARL JUNIOR - age 73, of New Tazewell, Tenn. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Raven Ridge Cemetery. 

HOPWOOD, ETHEL MARIE - age 82, of Knoxville, formerly of Fontana Dam, N.C., passed away Wednesday, December 3rd., 1997, at Shannondale Healthcare Center. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Concord and a member of Farragut Women's Club. Preceded in death by her husband, Otis Clay Hopwood. Survivors: daughter, Patsy Ann Whited; sons, Richard Clay Hopwood and James Clarence Hopwood; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other family members. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday in the Highland West Chapel, Dr. Glenn Sullivan officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Highland West Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Highland West Funeral Home. 

HOWARD, REV. PAUL EUGENE - age 66 of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 1997. Member of South Knoxville Baptist Church, Burlington Masonic Temple #763 F&AM. Employee of Motor Products. Neighborhood watch coordinator in the Lindbergh Forest. Served active duty for 12 years in the Air Force and a Korean War Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Wayne and Minnie Huddleston Howard; brothers, Jim Bob and J.E. Howard. Survivors: wife, Lois Howard; sons, Theron Bruce Howard, Charles E. Howard; daughter, Paula Garner; three granddaughters and two grandsons; brothers, Guy, Donald B., Fred, William B. and Harold W. Howard; sisters, Geraldine Stewart, Madaris Cochran, Betty Jean Mitchell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 1997, Berry Chapel, Rev. Gordon Greenwell, Rev. Clarence Gresham and Rev. Larry Brannon officiating. There will be a Masonic Service prior to the funeral service. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday, McDaniel Cemetery, London, Ky. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the South Knoxville Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 522 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. 

ISENBERG, MRS. SCOTTIE PAYNE - age 103, formerly of 506 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Thursday, December 4, 1997, in Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a brief illness. Mrs. Isenberg was a native of Hawkins County, Tennessee, and had lived in Carter County since 1924. She was a daughter of the late Mack and Anna Brooks Payne. Mrs. Isenberg was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William David Isenberg in 1959. Survivors include two sons, William R. (Bill) Isenberg of Hickory, North Carolina and Walter G. Isenberg of Stone Mountain, Georgia; one sister, Mrs. Juanita Price of Rogersville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nepehws also survive. Funeral services for Mrs. Scottie Payne Isenberg will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Isenberg, Harry Smith and Paul Gentry. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 212 East ''F'' Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, 101 East ''F'' Street, Elizabethton, Tenn., 37643 is in charge of arrangements. 

MADDOX, JIMMY A. - age 55, of Speedwell, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at LaFollette Medical Center. He was a member of the Knoxville Masonic Lodge and Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Robin Lloyd, Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee; sons, Dale Maddox, Knoxville, Bradley Maddox, Speedwell and Dustin Wallace, Knoxville; three grandchildren, Jeremy Lloyd, Nicole Lloyd and Sarah Beth Maddox; father, Haze Maddox, Speedwell; sisters, Ritia Billman, Willard, Ohio; brother, Bill Maddox, Castalia, Ohio; several other relatives and friends. Funeral services Friday 8 p.m. at Walters Chapel with Rev. J.C. Monday officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday, 10 a.m. at Ausmus Cemetery for interment. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday before services at Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements. 

MARTIN, THOMAS J. JR. (TOM) - age 81, of South Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning, Baptist Hospital East Tennessee. Former employee of TVA. Avid sportsman of hunting and fishing. Survivors: daughters, Sue Hatfield, Shirley Welch; grandchildren, Lisa Faulkner, Gina Houk, Keith Welch; great-grandchildren, Troy and Kellan; former wife, Beuna L. Martin; devoted neighbor and friend, Nora Conner. Mr. Martin's body was donated to medical science at his request. Courtesy of Berry Funeral Home. 

MILES, MRS. CAMILLA JACKSON - of 3720 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Knoxville, entered joyfully into eternal life on Wednesday, December 3rd., 1997, in a local hospital in Detroit, Mich. She was a member of Greater Warner Tablernacle AME Zion Church. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Joel D. (Ruby) Miles, Jackie, Shannon and Leonard; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia (Sam) Broyles, Vivian and Lucille; grandchildren, James, Nicole, Warren, Kris, Keith, Roderick, Sammy, Stephanie, Latasha, Jackie Jr., Pam and Leslie; great-grandchildren, Keon, Keyonna and Kris, Jr.; sister-in-law, Lucille Miles; brother-in-law, Milton Walker; nieces, Carolyn, Barbara Laura, Patricia, Janet, Sharon, Erica, Celeste, Mary Frances, Edna Jean, Clematine and Melanie; nephews, Robert, Ralph, Ross, Lee, Nathaniel, Angelo, Ike and Graham, and many great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to include the greater Warner Tabernacle and Lomax Temple church families. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church. Funeral service 2 p.m. Rev. Eric L. Leake officiating, assisted by other ministers. Entombment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

MORRIS, WILLIAM V. (BILL) - age 53, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday evening at NHC Healthcare Center, Ft. Sanders. He was a member of the Christian faith. Employed by Fox 43 as the business manager. Member of the Jaycee's where he received numerous awards. Survived by daughters and son-in-law, Christine and Mark Stahl, West River, Md., Eileen Morris, Knoxville; son, Van Morris, Severna Park, Md.; two grandsons; sister, Rose Williams; and brother, Robert Morris, both of Deltona, Fla. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Rev. Brad Getz officiating. Following the service the body will be moved to Lankford Funeral Home in Deland, Fla. The family has requested no flowers and memorials be made to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center general cancer fund. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

PROFFITT, EUAL WALTER - age 70, passed away December 3, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member and deacon of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. Graduate of Central High School and a W.W.II Veteran. Retired from Gaylon Wilson Insurance Agency. Survivors: wife, Jo Wilson Proffitt; children and spouses, Judy and Larry Beeler, David and Denise Proffitt, both of Knoxville, Jody and Keith Walker, Patti and Mike Slay, both of Stockbridge, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeremy Beeler, Jesse and Andy Walker, Jason, Lauren, and Anna Proffitt; sister, Mickey Berney. Service 12:30 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Lincoln Park Baptist Church, Larry R. Beeler, Keith Walker, and Ted Ingram officiating. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jeremy Beeler, Andy Walker, Jesse Walker, Jason Proffitt, Mike Slay, Tim Connors, Jack Wilson. Honorary pallbearers: Disciples Sunday School Class of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Lincoln Park Baptist Church Building Fund 830 Chicamauga Ave. Knoxville, 37917. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Mynatt's 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 wife, Mrs. Edith Conner Roberts and a granddaughter, Donna Lynn; sons-in-law, Bruce Taylor and Tom Tidwell. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-laws, Sue R. Noe and very devoted son-in-law, Jack Noe of Powell, Virginia and husband, Bill Spivey of Georgia; daughter, Irene Taylor; grandchildren, Melanie Noe, Mike Noe, Jeannie King, Bruce Taylor, Jr., Tim Taylor, Cindy Hulsey, Robin Yarborough and Glynn Tidwell; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Thomas and Mrs. Evalee Norman; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral Thursday, December 4, 1997, at 2 p.m. at McCarty's Woodhaven Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Dutton officiating. Interment to follow at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Pallbearers: Glynn Tidwell, Bruce Taylor, Jr., Pete McGhee, Jack Wilkerson, David Wilkerson and R.D. Keck. Honorary pallbearers: Mike Noe and Tim Taylor. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty Woodhaven Chapel, 160 Edgemoor Road. 

SCEARCE, MR. ROY - age 62, of Thorn Hill, Tenn., formerly of Atlanta, Ga. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Scearce Cemetery. 

SHARP, MARY LOU OLIVER LAWSON - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 1997. Preceded in death by husband, Charles H. Lawson, Jr.; parents, Elmer and Anna Mae Oliver; sister, Eleanor Oliver Wood. Member of Vestal United Methodist Church, South Knoxville. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Mary Fran Lawson, Knoxville; daughter, Janice Cooper, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Bill Riley, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Dean and Wendy Parker, Ches Riley, Ashley Cooper, and Lindsay Lawson; brother and sister-in-law, H.B. and Jean Oliver, Durham, N.C.; cousin/sister, Betty Weaver and husband, Barney Weaver; several nieces and nephews and special friend, Jane Sims of Gatlinburg. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Ed E.D. Deyton and Mr. Gerald Daves officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Tennessee Foundation, 550 West Main Ave., Suite 550, Knoxville, TN 37902. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

STEPHENS, THOMAS VIRGIL (BUSTER) - age 74, of Ten Mile, died Wednesday, December 3, 1997. A Presbyterian, he was a member of Woodword Lodge 737 F.& A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies, University of Tennessee T. Club, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at U.T. He was retired from L & N and CSX railroad with 43 years service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas W. and Etta Mae Stephens. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Martha Poe Stephens; son and daughter-in-law, Mack and Julie Stephens of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Charles Jeffers of Knoxville; grandson, Rick Jones of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; granddaughters, Amanda Jeffers of Knoxville, Samantha and Megan Stephens of Athens; sisters, Barbara McDonald of Etowah, Evelyn Lingo of Ft. McCoy, Fla., Jean David and Jackie Cianciola of Memphis; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Dr. James Dougherty officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery for 11 a.m. entombment service. Memorials may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, 5612 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, Knoxville. 

SULLIVAN, MICHAEL WARREN - age 48, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, November 27, 1997, at U.T. Medical Center. He was a Vietnam Veteran. Graveside service and interment 10 a.m. Friday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with full military honors provided by East Tennessee Honor Guard. Arrangements by East Tennessee Embalming Service. 

TALLENT, ERNEST ''GENE'' - age 81, of Maryville, formerly of Madisonville, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at home away from home. He was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church in Madisonville. Preceded in death by his parents, Lum and Bessie Tallent; sister, Osie Isbill; brothers, Kenneth and M.L. Tallent. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Ernestine and Edwin Hallman of Lawrenceville, Ga., Pat and Charles Griffith of Hoschton, Ga., Nancy and Curtis Moses of Madisonville, Gretta and Eddie Wood of Buford, Ga., Margie and Tony Wood of Suwanee, Ga. and Kay and Ron Nichols of Cumming, Ga.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; special friend, Mary Ford. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 1997, Smith Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Harley Smith officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

TROUTT, ESSIE - age 75, of Maryville, died 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Everett Hills Baptist Church. She was a self-employed cosmetologist. Preceded in death by first husband, Lawrence J. Kidd and second husband, Charles L. Troutt. Survivors include sons, Gary L. Kidd of Oak Ridge and Danny J. Kidd of Maryville; grandchildren, Daniel J. Kidd of Maryville, Jennifer L. Kidd and Jeffrey D. Kidd, both of Oak Ridge; brother, J.B. Garner of Maryville; sister, Mae Horton of Loudon. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Dr. Allen Raines officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

WALLER, LILLIAN - age 85 of Maryville, died 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital of congestive heart failure. She was a lifelong Baptist and former Sunday school worker. She taught school from 1949-1955 at Niles Ferry and Eagleton Elementary Schools before moving to Johnson City. There she was a teacher at ETSU Training School and Fairmont Elementary School until her retirement in 1971. She returned to Maryville after her husband's retirement from ETSU in 1975. Survivors include husband of 62 years, Milburn Waller; and son, Dr. Wayne Waller of Rockford. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday in the East Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Dr. David Hull officiating. Family and friends will assemble 2 p.m. Friday at Green Hill Cemetery, Etowah, for interment service. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

WATERHOUSE, BERTA WHITE - age 100, formerly of West Hills, died Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at Baptist Health Care Center in Lenoir City. She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church, former member of the National League of American Pen Women, a pianist and composer. Mrs. Waterhouse was the widow of Dr. Richard Green Waterhouse, Sr. and was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Green (Dick) Waterhouse, Jr. Her survivors include, daughter and son-in-law, Berta and Charles Karns Swan, Jr. of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Waterhouse of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Charles K. Swan, III, Laura Swan Marshall and her husband, Jack, Richard H. Swan and his wife, Klair Kimmey Swan, Rikky Waterhouse Collier and her husband, Lee, Kimberlee Waterhouse, Richard G. Waterhouse, III and Tracy Waterhouse Barton; great-grandchildren, Richard G. Waterhouse, IV and Ashlyn F. Waterhouse. Family and friends will meet Sunday at Emory and Henry Cemetery in Emory, Va. for a 2 p.m. graveside with Rev. David T. St. Clair officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley Street, Knoxville, Tenn. 37902. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

WHIDDEN, JEVIE H. - died Friday, November 28, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. A memorial service will be conducted for her at the Kingdom Hall on the Oak Ridge Turnpike Sunday, December 7, at 7 p.m. Brother Eugene McNabb will officiate. Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Spirngs is in charge of the arrangements. 

WILLIAMS, CHARLES BENTLEY - age 62, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, December 1, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Retired from Y-12, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Ruby Williams; brother, Robert Milton Williams. Survivors: devoted former wife, Joyce Williams; daughters, Rita (Robert) Cambridge, Glenda Whiteside (future son-in-law, Ronald Griffin) of Knoxville; sons, Gary (Lucinda), Charles A. (Tony) and Robert Williams; aunts, Elizabeth Rowe and Annie Lou Mapp, Atlanta, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; in-laws, Marcia and Hollis Battle, Doris and William Dixson, Yvette Williams and Marvin Lowery; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to include Alice Gibson and Beaulah White, Harriman, Tenn., Helen Page of Knoxville. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Unity Mortuary Chapel from 12:30-1 p.m. with funeral to follow. Rev. A.C. Dixson officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

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