Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries

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BARBER, MARGIE MARTIN - age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was preceded in death by husband, Harold J. Barber; and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a past matron of O.E.S. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Harold E. and Martha H. Barber of Halls; grandsons, Frank H. Barber and wife Kim of Murphy, N.C., and Stephen J. Barber of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Mallory, Amanda and Trevor Barber of Murphy, N.C.; sister, Bertyl Officer of Athens, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Dr. Bruce Marston officiating. Interment Halls Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

BELL, CHARLIE WESLEY - age 93, of 2301 Washington Ave., departed this life December 5, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was retired from KUB. Preceded in death by wife, Georgia Love Bell; and son, Johnny Lee Bell. Survivors: children, Mary Jo Brown, Rockingham, N.C., Betty L. (Paul) McKinney, Blaine, Jessie L. (Dan H.) Harper, Knoxville; brother, S.T. (Annie) Bell, Opelika, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Nellie Bell, Chicago, Ill., Annie Bessie Scott, Alabama, Essie Mae Colquitt, Mae Bell Gilbert, Estelle Williams, Louella McBath, all of Knoxville; brothers-in-law, Jim Harper, Toledo, Ohio, Robert and Solomon Butler, both of Knoxville; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Monday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service to follow immediately at 1 p.m., Elder Joe L. Colquitt officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Harper, 2301 Washington Ave. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

BERTMAN, MARGARET IRENE - age 66, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Windwood Healthcare Center in Clinton. She is survived by her children, Robert Belter, Allen Belter, Michael Belter, Debra Belter, Karen Szenecko, Patricia Belter, Kevin Belter and Brian Belter; eight grandchildren. Family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Woodhaven Chapel. Graveside service to follow in Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, Father Dan Whitman officiating. 

BLAIR, MARTHA F. - age 71, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, November 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel and Naomi Blair and brother, Sammy Blair. Survivors: brothers, Edward and Mark Blair; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery 1:45 p.m. Monday for graveside services at 2 p.m., Rev. Frank Cannon officiating. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

BORUFF, MICHAEL A. - age 51, of Maryville, died Friday, December 5, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Madison Ave. Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Dolph Anderson Boruff; mother and stepfather, Alta and Fred Latham. Survivors include wife, Marlene Boruff; son, Nick Boruff of Maryville; daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Brian Boudreau of Maryville; grandchildren, Brianna and Cody Boudreau. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Glenn Grubb and Dr. Glenn Cummings officiating. Family and friends will assemble 2 p.m. Monday at Clarks Grove Cemetery for interment. Family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

BROWN, MRS. HELEN RUSSELL - age 86, of North Knoxville, died Friday, December 5, 1997. She was a member of Second United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Herman A. Brown; and son, Thomas A. Brown. Survivors: daughter, Barbara Brown Cheek, Knoxville; son, Russell O. Brown, Shreveport, La.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at the entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. John Shepard officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

BURRESS, MICHAEL RAY - age 41, passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997. Mr. Burress was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by father, Harlan Burress; brother, Kenneth Burress; and sister, Mary Bell Burress. He is survived by sons, Mikie Burress, Ronnie Burress; mother, Bessie Burress; brother, James Burress; sisters, Geneva Hankins, Shelia Hoeppner, Della Faye Gregg; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Sunday at the Highland South Chapel. Rev. Dale Berry will be officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. Monday at Highland South Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300. 

CARTER, MRS. ELIZABETH F. - of 3300 M.L. King Ave., departed this life Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

CATE, ROBERT L. - age 75, of Corryton, passed away Thursday, December 4, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Survived by wife, Hazel L. Cate; son and daughter-in-law, Robert R. and Cheryle Cate; daughter and son-in-law, Bertie and Gary Daniels; three grandchildren; sisters, Molly Snyder, Della Pearl Cate, Fern Cate, Martha Taylor, Vola Mills, Bonnie Monday and Gertrude Painter; brothers, Jim, Ray and Don Cate. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Howard Hurst officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Cate Cemetery for an interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

COX, NORMA BOWLING - of Knoxville, passed away Saturday morning at her home. Faithful and devoted member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by mother and father, Clifford and Gertie Bowling; brother, Dillard Bowling. Survivors: niece and husband, Darlene and Bill Allender; several aunts and cousins; five great-nieces and nephews. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Clyde Lakins officiating. Pallbearers will be cousins. Honorary pallbearer: Bradley McDaniel. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mynatt's. 

DUNLAP, EDITH FRAZIER - age 88, of the Riverdale Community, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Friday, December 5, 1997, at her home. She was a charter member of Riverdale Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Preceded in death by her husband, Adam W. Dunlap; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Frazier; grandson, Stevie Leffew; six brothers and two sisters. Survived by son, Lindsey F. Dunlap; daughters, Wanda Lou Burkhart and Cordie Leffew; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Katherine Douglas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Riverdale Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Vincent officiating. Interment Salem Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Highway. 

FAIR, GEORGIA - went home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Vallen, on Friday, December 5, 1997, at her home. Member of Arlington Baptist Church. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Angie Fair, Knoxville, Stephen and Gwen Fair, Dallas, Texas; son, Shawn Fair, Knoxville; grandchildren, Damon, Eric, Matthew and Maegan Fair, Denise Wade; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Tyler Fair, Cypress Wade; sister, Marheta Zeige. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Arlington Baptist Church, Rev. Ray Ridgeway officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Baptist Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

FIELDEN, JACK E. ''MAD JACK'' - age 63, of Knoxville, passed away December 3, 1997, at his home. 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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

FLYNN, CLYDE L., JR. -age 77, of Elizabethtown, Ill., died 4:10 a.m. December 4, 1997, at his residence. Member of a Methodist church, Masonic lodge and was a veteran of the Army Air Corp. He was an attorney. Survivors: sons, Clyde L. Flynn III of Elizabethtown, Mark K. Flynn of Winchester, Va.; brother, Larry Paul Flynn; sisters, Mary Lou Flynn and Anna Jane Flynn, all of Illinois; four grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Francis Flynn; parents, Charlotte Simmons Flynn and Clyde Flynn Sr.; brothers, George Flynn, Leo Flynn; sister, Lena Mae King. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. December 8, 1997, United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown, Ill., Rev. Phil Willison officiating. Burial of cremains in Tucson, Ariz. Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home, Rosiclare, Ill. 

FRANCIS, LILLIE E. - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, December 5, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Retired from Wilkerson Window Company, member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Charles M. Francis; daughter, Janice Lindsey, Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Vickie Francis, Knoxville; grandchildren, Amanda and Bryan Lindsey and Jennifer Francis; two sisters; three brothers; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday, Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel. Rev. Michael Kinkead will officiate. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 11 a.m. Tuesday for entombment services. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. 

GREEN, MR. J. WILLIARD - age 73, of Wauchula, Fla., died Friday, December 5, 1997, in Wauchula. He was born in Lee Valley, Tenn. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wauchula, and a World War II Navy veteran. He was co-owner of Pella Window Company in Dayton, Ohio, for 17 years. Mr. Greene was a member of the Wauchula American Legion Herger Williams Post #2, F&AM Lodge #5, Rogersville, Tenn., O.E.S. Chapter #179, Rogersville, Tenn. Survivors include his wife, Mattie Greene of Wauchula; one son, Larry Greene of Troy, Ohio; two daughters, Linda Hoover of Waco, Ky., and Libby Paxton of Mason, Ohio; one sister, Ruth Walker of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services for Mr. Green will be held Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at 3 p.m. at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Rogersville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association and the First Baptist Church of Wauchula, PO Box 548, Wauchula, FL 33873. 

HALL, ARTHA D. - age 83, of Maryville, died 7 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Grandview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Harold Hall; and parents, Looney and Ada Lones. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Terry Ray and Joy Hall of Maryville; grandchildren, Terry Ray Jr. and wife Rhonda Hall of Knoxville, Glen Alan Hall of Maryville; and brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Lee Lones of Maryville. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Byron Gibson and Rev. Jerry H. Mantooth officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grandview Cemetery for interment service. The family will be at the home of son, Terry Hall, 905 Brown School Road, Maryville. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

HENSON, EDNA E. - age 88, a resident of Cleveland and formerly of Knoxville, died Saturday morning in a Cleveland hospital. A native of Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late John and Leona Hawk Richards and preceded in death by three sisters, Ella Mae Beeler, Bonnie Sexton and Mary Reed. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, John Henson of Illinois; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vera and John Kinches of Cleveland, Tenn., and Carolyn and Martin Tindera of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Joyce Henson of Washington, N.C., Jack and Gretchen Henson of Illinois, and John and Nancy Henson of Cleveland, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville with Dr. Charles Earl officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimers Association. Fike Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

HODGE, ALGER (PUG) - age 77, of Sevierville, died Friday, December 5, 1997. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He was a retired dairy farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Arabelle Hodge; daughter, Doris Jeanette; brother, Hal Hodge; and sister, Johnnie Lindsey. Survivors: wife, Blanche Flynn Hodge; children, Dot Lewis and husband Troy, Linda Webb and husband Calvin; grandchildren, Jeff and Mandy Lewis, Jana and Lonas Hillard, Brad and Christy Williams, Lori and Thomas Maples; great-grandchildren, Jaquelyn and Justin Lewis, Megan, Morgan and Makenzie Hillard, Trevor Maples; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bart Lindsey, Mary Nell Hodges, Charles and Kathleen Gibson; nephews and nieces. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Franklin, Rev. Greg Jones and Rev. W.A. Galyon officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Monday at Providence Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

JENKINS, IMOGENE ''MAMAW'' - age 73, of Knoxville, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hospital. She was preceded in death by husband, Lee Sanford Jenkins; sister, Elsie Harron and brother, Robert Burgess. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Albert Kelley of Knoxville; grandchildren, Rodney, Jeff, Larry Kelley, all of Knoxville, Greg and wife Tina Kelley of Lenoir City; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Lynsi Curtis of Lenoir City; sister, Geneva Reed; adopted granddaughter, Helen Belcher; and adopted grandson, John Hammer; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 1997, at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel with Rev. David Latham officiating. Interment to follow service in Solway Church of God Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 1997, McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville. Pallbearers: Rodney Kelley, Greg Kelley, Jeff Kelley, Larry Kelley, John Hammer and Sam Burgess. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel, Knoxville. 

JOHNSON, MARY OLA ABBOTT - age 91, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Blount County and Knox County, passed away Saturday morning, December 6, 1997, at the Northwest Manor Nursing Home in Indianapolis, Ind. Member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Preceded in death by husband, Benjamin Leroy Johnson; son, Rex Johnson; brothers, Ted Abbott, Harold Abbott; sisters, Louise Compton, Ethel Germain, Mildred Sutton. Survivors: daughter-in-law, Jo Dean Johnson of Indianapolis, Ind.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Betty Curry of Oregon, Hazel Johnson of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends will meet at Bethel Cemetery in Townsend following the funeral for the interment service. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

LENDERMAN, JAMES LEON - age 66, of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Worked at Martin Marietta K-25. Preceded in death by parents; grandchild, Elizabeth Lenderman in 1990; stepson, Scott Angel in 1981. Survivors include wife, June Angel Lenderman, Oak Ridge; sons, James Edward Lenderman and wife Valerie, Oak Ridge, Benny Leon Lenderman and wife Cindy, Claxton, Williams S. Lenderman and wife Jennifer, Oak Ridge; daughter, Janice Elaine Ashley and husband Larry, Joyner, Tenn.; brother, Kenneth E. Lenderman and wife Ora, Jackson, S.C.; two stepsons, Tim Angel, Hickory, N.C., formerly of Oak Ridge, Kevin C. Angel, Oak Ridge; stepdaughter, Kathy Angel, Knoxville, formerly of Oak Ridge; brother-in-law, E. Dean Neeley and wife Deborah, Ten Mile, Tenn.; aunt, Bernice Tallent, Maryville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary on Monday, December 8, 1997, at 8 p.m. with Rev. Willie Aiken officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. tonight at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. 

LEWALLEN, WILLIAM ELMER (LITTLE PAPAW) - age 62, of Knoxville, formerly of West Mont, Ill., passed away Saturday morning, December 6, 1997 at UT Hospital in Knoxville. Mr. Lewallen was retired from Hinsdale Sanitary District in Hinsdale, Ill., as a maintenance supervisor. He lived life to the fullest, always there for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by son, David Lewallen; parents, John and Minnie Tipton Lewallen. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Lewallen of Powell; daughter, Barbara Lewallen of West Mont, Ill.; granddaughters, Carly and Kindahl Lewallen; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Mary Lewallen of Oak Ridge; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Clyde Arwood of Lenoir City, Velma Farmer of Huntsville, Ala., Polly Byrd of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Cedar Grove Cemetery in Roane County, Rev. Mark Carr officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

MANNING, CLARA ANN - age 65, of Kodak, passed away suddenly Friday, December 5, 1997. She was lovingly known as ''Nano.'' She was preceded in death by parents, Lafayette C. and Katherine A. Bowling; brothers, James C. and Charles V. Bowling. Survivors: husband, John E. ''Jack'' Manning; children, Diane M. Black and husband Dr. William L. Black, Jackie Ann Coppenger, Jerry Lynn Manning and wife Linda K. Manning; grandchildren, Bryan C. Loveday, Amy K. Edmands, Joshua R. Coppenger, Jonathan F. Coppenger, Lauren E. Manning, Christopher J. Manning; aunt, Pauline Askins of Arizona. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Stinnett officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday in Hills Union Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Bell, Bryan Loveday, Joshua Coppenger and Mark Edmands. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

MYERS, HARRY ART - age 74, of Townsend, died 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 5, 1997, at the family home. Preceded in death by first wife, Juanita Baggett Myers; parents, Roy and Florence Myers; brother, Roy Vinson. Survivors include wife, Nanette Myers; son and daughter-in-law, Roy Sherman and Kay Myers of Columbus, Miss.; daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Don Webb of Townsend; stepson and daughter-in-law, Kenneth A. and Jerilyn Myers of Townsend; stepdaughter, Karen A. Myers of Townsend; grandchildren, Lorie and Kerry Kooch of Sevierville, Lance Webb of Townsend, Leigh Ann Myers of Mississippi, Nita Webb and Nancy Webb, Luke Myers, Charles Myers and Becky Myers, all of Townsend; and great-grandchildren, Kera Kooch of Sevierville and Tori Shea Webb of Townsend. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Daren Wigington officiating. Family and friends will meet assemble 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery for interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 

NIEMANN, L.C. (TEX) - of Dallas, Texas, died on November 19, 1997, after a short illness. Memorial services were held in Dallas on November 22, 1997. During a long career in manufacturing, Mr. Niemann moved to Tennessee in 1969 as the first plant manager of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation plant in Athens, Tennessee. He was a division manager of the Westinghouse Copper Wire Division in Abingdon, Virginia, and was manager of Parkway Furniture plant in Clinton, Tennessee. After retirement he resided in Knoxville from 1987 to 1994. Mr. Niemann was born in Priddy, Texas on December 10, 1927, the son of Louis and Helen Niemann. He graduated from Miles High School in Miles, Texas, in 1945 and from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska in 1952. He served in the Air Force from 1946-1949. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Marcia Niemann and Carla Niemann of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Janice Wilson of Knoxville; four grandsons, Josh Ferguson, Daniel Ferguson and Alex Wilson, all of Knoxville, Max Daily of Dallas and sister, Adele Jeschke of Miles, Texas. Metro Crest Funeral Home in Carolton, Texas, was in charge. 

OLDHAM, EMILY CARTER - age 80, of Knoxville, departed this life Friday, December 5, 1997, at her home. Served in the Marine Corps, served in many positions in the California PTA local and state level, hospital auxiliary, church women's society, and church hostess. Preceded in death by husband, Earl A. Oldham. Survived by son, Mark Oldham of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence Lorenzen of Big Rapids, Mich., Georgia and Robert Burns of Knoxville, Grace and George Blahut of Houghton Lake, Mich., Billie and Hillard Gibson of Walled Lake, Mich.; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Interment at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

ROACH, SHARON LYNN PRYOR - age 25, of Route 3, Rutledge, died suddenly early Thursday morning, December 4, 1997, at her residence. She was an employee of Cherokee Market and Deli, and was preceded in death by her grandfather, Arvil J. Pryor. She is survived by her husband, Michael Roach of the home; stepson, Jason Roach of the home; mother, Debbie Pryor of Talbott; father and stepmother, Encil and Debbie Pryor of Celina, Tenn.; grandparents, Delsie Pryor of Jackson County, Tenn., and John and Laquietta Guinn of Talbott, Harvey and Mary Guinn of Talbott and Eliza Tate of Talbott; uncles and aunts, Ray and Gene Pryor and Donald Gentry, Myrtie Gentry, Jerry Pryor and Debbie Scott, all of Jackson County, Tenn., John Guinn of Talbott and Roger Maples of Rutledge, Suzanne Maples of Rutledge and Brenda Guinn of Talbott; cousins, Donnie Gentry, Tammy Gentry, Angie Gentry, Amy Pryor, Barry Pryor, Jeff Pryor and Kim Pryor, all of Jackson County, Tenn., Laquiesta Brianna Guinn, Preston Guinn, both of Talbott, Michayla Alexis ''Little Princess'' Gaby, Chasity Guinn and Michael Gaby, all of Rutledge. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday evening, December 7, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Reverend Randy Smith and Brother Billy Curl officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday morning, December 8, 1997, in the Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening prior to services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555. 

ROBINSON, SON J. - of 2743 Hillside Ave., departed this life December 5, 1997. He leaves to mourn his passing: wife, Queen E. Robinson; two sisters; stepdaughter, Paulette Arnold; two step-granddaughters, Kelli Arnold, Kamisa Arnold (Chad) Albert; borthers-in-law, Ted Sharp, LeRoy Mundy; a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; two aunts-in-law, Mrs. Hatley and Mrs. Hudson; devoted friends, Bro. James Beauford and Rev. Larry Mathis. The family will receive friends 6:30-7 p.m. Monday with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. at Jarnigan's Chapel with Rev. Walter Schumpert, eulogist, assissted by Rev. Larry Mathis. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday in Crestview Cemetery. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

SPURLING, MR. WILLIAM E. (BILL), CSM (Retired), age 63, of North Douglas Avenue, Rockwood, passed away Friday, December, 5, 1997, in the Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Rockwood, U.S. Army Veteran and Tennessee National Guard (Retired) where he had received numerous military awards and citations. Member of the National Rifle Association and a former Roane County banker. Preceded in death by parents, J.S. and Beatrice Wallace Spurling. Survived by wife, Beulah Spurling, Rockwood; daughter, Alicia Spurling, Atlanta, Ga.; son, Timothy Spurling, Rockwood; one grandchild, Joshua Lee Spurling; brothers, Jim Spurling, Hartsville, Tenn., Jack Spurling, Tom Spurling, Rockwood; sisters, Emily Brock, Rockwood, Peggy Sexton, Harriman, Carol Wright, Arlington, Va., Ann Cameron, Cookeville, Tenn.; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 8, 1997, from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. James Hutson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Oak Grove Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the Evans Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Life Center or the Huntington's Disease Society of America for research, P.O. Box 15298, Atlanta, GA 30333. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family. 

STAMEY, DESMA BARRETT - age 82, widow of Arch Stamey, of 145 Jenkins Road, Tellico Plains, passed away 10 a.m. Friday, December 5, 1997, at her home. Member of Unicoi Baptist Church. Daughter of the late Edd and Cora Barrett. Survivors: daughter, Lois Gruber of Tellico Plains; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Laura Stamey, Warren, Mich.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Josie Holloway, Tellico Plains, Reta Mae Redd, Kingston; brother, John Barrett, Gastonia, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday, Unicoi Baptist Church, Rev. B.J. Wall and Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment in church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains. 

WAY, HAZEL MARIE - age 90, passed away Friday, December 5, 1997. Mrs. Way was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and St. Catherine's Guild. She was also a member of Eastern Star and other charitable organizations. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan E. Way. She is survived by sons, Nathan Emeran Way and his wife Lucy of Knoxville, Richard A. Way and his wife Debeora of Knoxville; grandchildren, Michelle Fuqua, Wendy Marie Way, Allison Swann, Kristin Way and Nathan A. Way; brothers, Kelly Pugh and his wife Lena, Ft. Pierre, S.D., Earl Pugh and his wife Leona, Mesa, Ariz.; sister, Gladys Hutchins, Roswell, N.M.; special caregiver, Sondra. Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Father Xavier Mankel will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kay Adult Center, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902, or to Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 1041 N. Central, Knoxville TN 37917. Arrangements are with Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567. 

WEBSTER, CHARLES FRANKLIN - age 74, of North Purdue Ave., Oak Ridge, Tenn., passed away Friday at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Mr. Webster was a retired building contractor. Veteran of the US Army having served in World War II in European Campaign. Received his master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Son of the late Archibald S. Webster and Minnie Silvey Webster. Preceded in death also by brother, Bruce Webster; and a sister, Hazel Ridenour. Survivors: son, Stephen Webster of Owasso, Mich.; daughters and sons-in-law, Teri and Fred Prince of Pontiac, Mich., Trayce and Ray Elenteny of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Nathan, Ashley and Lauren Prince, Matthew, Elizabeth, Amanda, Rachel and Grabiel Elenteny; sisters, Thelma and Dan Stowe of Toccoa, Ga., Madalyne Johnson, Eunice and LaMar Rentz, all of Clinton; brothers, Roy and Gladys Webster of Oak Ridge, Bill and Nellie Webster of Indianapolis, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; a host of cousins. Funeral services 8 p.m. Monday, Holley-Gamble Chapel, Rev. Gary Swaggerty and Rev. Chris Albright officiating. Interment will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at graveside. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. 

WILLIAMS, MRS. SADIE - departed this life Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.

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