Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|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.; daughter-in-law, Sandra A. Brown; 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. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary,
Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
BURNETT, AMBROSE CALVIN - age 77, of Knoxville, passed away December 6, 1997, in Lexington, Va. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a retired mechanical engineer with Alcoa Aluminum Company. Survived by wife of 54 years, Barbara Duncan Burnett; daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Tom Ireland, Knoxville, Anne and Dean Jackson, Nashville, Trayce and Kevin Sowders, Knoxville; daughter, Ammy Burnett, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, A.C. and Mitzi Burnett, Knoxville; son, Harrison Alan Burnett, Nashville; grandchildren, Mark Shetterly, Adam, Amanda and Noah Burnett, Knoxville, Caleb and Skylar Sowders, Knoxville, Stacy Fesser, Arizona, Travis and Brent Jackson, Nashville; two great-grandchildren, Aaron Jackson and Courtney Elizabeth Jackson; sisters, Lillian Ford, Virginia Deaton, Alice Hoskins, and Grace Drummer; brother, Dr. Harrison Burnett, Arizona; sister-in-law, Trula Burnett; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, Rev. Ron Ramsey officiating. Interment to follow at Asbury Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Defore, George Morris, Mark Morris, Roy Myers, Adam Burnett and James Drummer. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
BURNETTE, KARMAN MICHELLE SCARBROUGH - age 2 months, passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997. Survived by parents, Chasity and Jim Burnette; sister, Kasandra Burnette; brother, Jimmy Burnette; grandparents, Debbie and Danny Ray Tipton, Sandra and Don Scarbrough. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCarty Chapel with Rev. Ron Jones officiating. Interment to follow at Caledonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
BYUS, ERNEST CHARLES (CHUCK) -age 43, Seymour, passed away Sunday, December 7, 1997. Member of the Baptist faith, employee of Willard Roofing Company. Preceded in death by father, Kenneth E. Byus. Survivors: son, Anthony (Tony) Byus Williams, Lenoir City; son, Betty Hensley Byus; sister and husband, Pat and Lee Chudley; brother and wife, Steve and Maybelle Byus; brother, Keith Byus, all of Knoxville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; friends, Raymond Cruze, Ralph, Bonnie and Angela Faulkner, Daniel Davis. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery 2 p.m. Tuesday for graveside service and interment, Rev. Lloyd Creaseman will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tim Jones, Bryan Byus, Jimmy Hogan, Joe Simpson, Ralph Faulkner and Daniel Davis. Honorary pallbearers: Johnny Hicks, Jason Byus and Steve Pearson. Arrangements by Robert Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2112 Magnolia Avenue.
CABAGE, BURNETH RUSSELL SR. - age 71, of Knoxville, died at 11:37 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Wallace Memorial Bapatist Church. Preceded in death by parents, James Clayton and Nellie Ruth Arms Cabage; sister, Mary Ann Singletary; brothers, Bill and Harold Cabage. Survivors: wife, Reubena W. Cabage, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Clyde Green, Seymour, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Pat Cabage, Karns; son, Mike Cabage, Powell; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jerry Owen, Jeffery and Robin Cabage, Knoxville, Travis Cabage, all of Karns; great-granddaughter, Megan Leigh Cabage, Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jay Maach, Humbolt, Iowa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Vera Cabage, J.C. and Shirley Cabage, Herbert and Marcella Cabage, Ray and June Cabage, all of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Grace Cabage, Maryville. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
CLAY, GLENN E. - Retired Master Chief Boatswain's Mate, age 66, of Knoxville, passed away December 7, 1997, at home. Preceded in death by father, Harry Clay, mother, Edna Evans and brothers, George and Earl Clay. Survivors: wife, Rosario (Rose) Clay; daughter, Gloria Clay; favorite daughter and son-in-law, Kina and Rick Justice; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Vickie Clay, Joe and Nancy Clay, John Clay and Cathy Bessant; grandchildren, Rose Marie, Kina, Daniel, Karen and Merideth; great-granddaughter, Chelsie; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Regina Clay, Pete and Ruby Clay and Paul Clay; sisters, Linda Marsh, Doloris Marino, Peggy Catlin, Norma McCoy, Vicki Doering and Pam Galman; special aunt, Annie Crawford, and many, many more aunts and uncles who he loved dearly. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery 12 noon Wednesday for graveside service. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
CARTER, MRS. ELIZABETH - of 3300 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., departed this life Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Faithful member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School class and was a member of the Mission Federation. Preceded in death by mother, Mrs. Mattie Ford and son, James Wynn. Survivors: sister, Kate Kimber; daughter Dorothy M. Jones, Earth Wynn (Randy) Garner, Renee Carter; sons, Eddie Lee (Kim) Dixon, Don (Maxine) Dixon, Alphonso (Jackie) Wynn, Phillip Wynn, Rex Wynn, Bryan Wynn; very devoted niece, Litha Wilson; 21 grandchildren; and eight grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral service 1 p.m. Rev. Leroy Franklin officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Family will be at the home of Mrs. Dorothy M. Jones, 3926 Lilac Ave. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
COX, HARRIETT WEBB - age 86, of Crossville, died December 6, 1997, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Survivors: sister, Mary Will Rogers, Fairfield Glade; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Webb, Flonnis West, Lucille Kelly, Mary Cox; nieces, Linda Lewis, Janice Reeves, Sue Kennedy. Funeral service 3 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Mann Chapel, Rev. Fred W. Lewis officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the Fairfield Glade Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
COX, OLIVE PIERCE - age 97, of Fountain City, passed away December 8, 1997, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Member of Fountain City United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, T. Parvin Cox, Sr. and son, T. Parvin Cox, Jr. and son-in-law, Bob Payne. Survivors: daughter, Maxine Cox Payne; granddaughter and husbands, Sammye and Lowell McDonald of Pensacola, Fla. and Anita (Micki) and Jorge Villalon of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Sellars, Amanda Brown and Nathan Villalon; special great-great-granddaughter, Madeleine Sellars; nieces, Dorothy Spuriell and Marie Brock; nephew, Billy Ray Pierce. Arrangements incomplete. Mynatt's in charge.
DAYTON, DAVID DRAPER, JR. - longtime resident of Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee and beloved husband of Adriance (Carol) Letts, passed away on December 7, 1997, at the age of 78 due to complications from pneumonia. In addition to Carol, his children, David D. Dayton, III and Peter D. Dayton, both of Knoxville, Tennessee, Nelson Dayton of Wayne, Pennsylvania and Wicky Dayton of Havertown, Pennsylvania.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild will sadly miss David or ''Dray'' as he was known to his friends and family. Retired vice president of ARA, Inc. Active in Gladwyne Presbyterian Church and People's Emergency Center, a center for homeless women and children. A man of peace, he was greatly loved by all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life and memorial services at Gladwyne Presbyterian Church on Thursday, December 11, 1997, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrance may be sent to Gladwyne Presbyterian Church, 1321 Beaumont Avenue, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania 19035 or People's Emergency Center, 325 North 39th. Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.
FRAZIER, JAMES FREDRIC - age 75, of Loy Rd., New Market, passed away suddenly Sunday, December 7, 1997, at his residence. Member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. Veteran of WW II having served in the U.S. Army. Member of New Market Masonic Lodge #246. Preceded in death by wife, Mildred Bailey Frazier; son, Donald Frazier; and grandson, Scott Solomon; and parents, Fred and Sallie B. Frazier. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Lloyd Solomon, Strawberry Plains, Sandy and Bill Covert, Morristown, Becky and Ron Finley of New Market; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Sylvia Frazier of Strawberry Plains, Fred and Miriam Frazier, Afton, Tenn.; sister, Annabelle Frazier, New Market; grandchildren, Jim Frazier and Donna Miller, Houston, Texas, Jauna Kerri Finley, Morristown, Justin Frazier, Strawberry Plains, Nicholas Finley, New Market and Emilee Elizabeth Frazier, Afton, Tenn., Clancy Covert, Nashville, Collen Cover, Germany; several nieces and nephews and many loving friends. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Farrar's Chapel with Rev. Millard Johnson and Dr. Jay Robison officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 1997, in Pleasanat Grove (Piney) Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. prior to the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Rehab Center, 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917, Attention: Janet Cable. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tenn.
GREEN, MOLLIE - age 80, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997, in Orlando, Fla. She was preceded in death by husband, Kimsey Green and sister, Dorothy Hubbard. Survivors: daughters, Crickett Pratt of Knoxville, Betty Greene, Sebring, Fla.; sons, John Ellis, Sebring, Fla., Billy Ellis, Lake Pracid, Fla., Ralph Huskey, Oliver Springs, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday, McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, Rev. Ed Humphrey officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 11 a.m. committal service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
GWYN, JOANNE ATKINS - 65, of Holston Hills, died Sunday, December 7, 1997. She was a member of Eastminister Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Henry Atkins. Her survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Bill McAllister of Kingston, Missy and Scot Taylor of Knoxville; son, Mark Gwyn of Kingsport; three grandchildren; sister, Jeanne Boebel of Roswell, Ga.; and three nieces also of Roswell. Funeral service 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Dr. Chris Carlson and Rev. Scot Taylor officiating. Family and friends will meet at the mortuary by 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Sherwood Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
HALL, ANNA LEE WHITE - of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Hillcrest. Member of Gillespie Ave Baptist Church. Retired from Glenmore Clothing Company. Preceded in death by parents, A.B. and Maggie White; brothers, Wilmer and Jimmy White; niece, Kathie Fife. Survivors: husband of 48 years, Charles E. Hall; sister, Nina Blankenship, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rose Chapel, Rev. C.W. Turner and Rev. Roger H. Barnes officiating. Interment in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: David, Charles and Randy White, Michael and Gregg Blankenship, and Gregg Warwick. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff and employees of Hillcrest North Nursing Home for the many acts of kindness and excellent care given from hearts of love. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
IVEY, ROBERT ''BOBBY'' - age 50, of Sevierville, died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at Cocke County Baptist Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, O'Dell Ivey; sister, Lee Etta Ivey; and brother, Roger Ivey. Survivors: mother, Edith Ivey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Delores Ivey of Cleveland, Ohio, David Ivey of Dandridge, Tenn., Micheal and Kathy Ivey of Dandridge, Tenn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Jaxon Sebek of Bowling Green, Ohio, Diane and Bobby Gene Nowood of Dandridge, Tenn., Dorothy and Shelby Reagan of Sevierville; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews and many special friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at Burchfiel Memorial Methodist Church, Rev. Mark Maples and Rev. George Dennison officiating. Interment to follow in Burchfiel Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
JOHNSON, ESTLE LEE - age 77, of the Halls Community, born July 10, 1920, passed away 6:45 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medcial Center. Member of Second United Methodist Church, Knoxville. Retired employee of Interstate Motorfreight and a member of Teamster Local 519, U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #8682, Maynardville. Preceded in death by wife, Helen Johnson; parents, Curtis and Lola Graves Johnson. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Glenda Johnson, Corryton, Ted and Sandy Johnson, Knoxville; three grandchildren, April, Matt and Nathan; one great-grandchild, Austyn Cutshall. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Monroe Cemetery. Elder Hugh Brummitt officiating. Pallbearers: Leo Graves, Swan Graves, Coy Graves, Ronnie Graves, Carson Tolliver, Jimmy Sexton, Robert Davis, Jerry Simmons. Arrangements by Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville.
KIMBRO, EDMON BRADLEY - 82, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, December 7, 1997, at the Methodist Medical Center. Retired from Union Carbide Corp. Y/12. Member of Glenwood Baptist Church and the I.B.E.W. Preceded in death by first wife, Elaine Burton Kimbro in 1969. Survived by wife, Oma Jordan Kimbro of Oak Ridge; son, Edmon Bradley Kimbro, Jr. and wife, Janet of Oak Ridge; daughters, Patricia Ann Kimbro Adams and husband, James of Rockledge, Fla. and Charlotte Rachel Kimbro Henson and husband, James of Knoxville; brother, Euel B. Kimbro and wife, Marie of Murray, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Deborah Adams Martin of Riverview, Fla., David Adams of Smithfield, N.C., Richard Adams of Rockledge, Fla., Randy Adams of Duluth, Ga., Brad Henson of Ooltewah, Tenn., Rachel Henson Mallicoat of Knoxville, and Matthew Kimbro of Oak Ridge; eight great-grandchildren, Katie, Cydne and Benjamin Adams of Smithfield, N.C., Jonathan and Lian Martin of Riverview, Fla., Nathan and Colby Adams of Duluth, Ga. and Jacob Mallicoat of Knoxville. Funeral services are Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Herbert Lee and Rev. Bill Brooks officiating. Graveside service are Thursday, December 11, 1997, at 11 a.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Memorials to the Hospitality House of the Methodist Hospital Foundation, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 10, 1997, from 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.
KIRBY, SELVA LEE ''POP'' - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday at the family home following an illness. A life-long resident of Knox Co. he was a retired heavy equipment mechanic, and a member of the Grassy Valley Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley and Mattie Widner Kirby and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by wife, Madge Kirby of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Harold W. and Martha Kirby of Loudon, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kent and wife, Kim Kirby of Knoxville, Chris Kirby of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Mia and Mattie Kirby of Knoxville; along with several nieces and nephews and other family members. The funeral will be Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. in the Highland Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dean Bandy and Rev. George Seay officiating. The family will receive friends before the service beginning at 6 p.m. The interment will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Grassy Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Kent Kirby, Chris Kirby, Chip Kirby, Kenny Kirby, Butch Pinner and Mike Bingham. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home 588-0567.
LOVIN, FRITZ W. - age 75, of the Indian Hills Subdivision, Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 1997, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Jane Lovin, Vivian Vaughn Lovin; and son, Jimmy Lovin. He attended Grace Baptist Church of Loudon. Survivors: special friend, Mildred French of Sweetwater; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert D. and Dorothy Lovin of Greenville, N.C., Hugh R. Lovin of Green Bay, Wis.; grandchildren, David M. Lovin, Michael D. Lovin, Mark C. Lovin, Angela M. Lovin, Mary Jane Lovin, Katie M. Lovin, Hugh Lovin, Jr.; brothers, Grady Lovin of Forest Park, Ga., A.J. Lovin of Kingston; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. with funeral service to follow in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Joe Guyer officiating. Family and friends will meet at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at West View Cemetery for the interment at 9 a.m.
LOWREY, EVA SWAFFORD - age 91, passed away Sunday, December 7, 1997. Mrs. Lowrey was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church where she formerly taught Sunday school. She also attended Dutch Valley Church of God. Mrs. Lowrey taught in the Bradley County School System for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. L.A. Lowrey. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Zenobia and David Booth, Knoxville, Jo Ann and Floyd Long, Knoxville, Betty and Ernie Cates, Murfreesboro, Shirley (Crystal) and Jay Wallis, Niota, Jeannie and David Fritts, Largo, Fla., Bernice and Harold Pickle, Birmingham, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Belle Swafford, Cleveland. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Highland Memorial Chapel. Rev. Jack Dean and Rev. Jim McCluskey will be officiating. Music will be provided by Rev. Bruce Forlines. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 588-0567.
MASSENGILL, ROBBIE JANE WILLIAMS - age 58, of South Knoxville, died peacefully in her sleep after a courageous six year battle with emphysema. Survived by loving husband of 40 years, C. Gordon Massengill; son, Reed Massengill, New York; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Jeff Cutshaw, Knoxville; brother, Jesse R. Williams, Jr.; sisters, Ruby Flanigan, Martha Bryant, Elaine Kiser, all of Knoxville; many nieces an nephews and cousins and much loved church family at New Hopewell Baptist Church. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Services conducted by Rev. Robert W. Walker. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7-9 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
McDANIEL, LILLIE B. (MELTABARGER) - age 82, of Corryton, passed away Sunday, December 7, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Graveston Baptist Church and a retired employee of Knox County Food Service. Preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. Survived by Charles McDaniel, her husband of 63 years; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy (McDaniel) and Jack Wilson of Wixon, Mich.; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Ethel McDaniel, Charles and Cathy McDaniel, Jr., all of Corryton; grandchildren, Mark Wilson of Martinsville, Ind., Melissa Jordon of Corryton, Joy Bowman of Union Bridge, Md., Jason McDaniel of Corryton and Jill Brooks of Knoxville; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Edmondson of Luttrell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Herman Lakin and Rev. Mark Kitts officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Graveston Cemetery for an interment service at 11 a.m. Honorary pallbearers: Coy Wallace and Bruce Needham. Active pallbearers: J. Gordon Dalton, Frankie Dalton, Tim Wilkerson, Chad Brooks, Michael Jordon and Mark Wilson. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
MIDKIFF, GLADYS IVEY ETTER - age 96, passed away at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital on December 8, 1996. Mrs. Midkiff was the widow of the late Irvin Howard Midkiff; mother of the late Rebecca Wilmoth and Ethel Bordner; mother-in-law of the late Dutch McElhaney and the grandmother of the late Mark Wilmoth. Gladys was born in Knoxville on October 9, 1901, to James Granville and Belle Ivey Etter and had two brothers, Carl and Clarence Etter. She was of the Baptist faith. She spent her early life in East Tennessee. After marriage in 1919, she moved to Illinois, returning to Tennessee many years later to the Panther Springs Community. She was employed for many years with the Hamblen County School System as a dietician. Upon Mr. Midkiff's death, she sold the family farm and moved to Morristown where she was very active in the Senior Center for many years. She enjoyed traveling, ceramics and sewing. She became a resident of Grand Court in 1990 and was a resident of Heritage Center at the time of her death. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Survivors include: daughter, Clara Belle McElhaney, Morristown; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jack Hacker, Los Altos, Calif.; grandchildren, Tommy Wilmoth, Stacy McElhaney and Ivey Livesay, all of Morristown, Jim Hacker, Texas, Phil and Eric Hacker, California, Robyn Parks, Indiana; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Midkiff will be conducted Wednesday, December 10th., 1997, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Mayes Mortuary. The Rev. John Pinkston will officiate. Family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday prior to the services. Interment will be in the Sunderland Cemetery. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangments.
MONDAY, MILDRED (NASH) - age 80, of Knoxville, died 2:15 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 1997, at Hillcrest North Medical Nursing Institute. Member of Fairview United Methodist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Monday. Survivors: daughter, Jerry Lynn Horner, Chattanooga; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Earl Myers, Knoxville, Jackie and Nick Smartt, Seymour; grandchildren, Michele Coppinger, Brad and Michael Horner, Brent and Barry Smartt; great-grandchildren, Bradley Kent and Bailey Michelle Horner, Evan Blane and Shelby Reece Smartt; sisters, Lonette Welch, Knoxville, Julia Ann Lucas, Atlanta; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary Chapel, Rev. John Jackson officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary to leave in procession for an 11 a.m. graveside service at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Brent Smartt, Brad Horner, Barry Smartt, Michael Coppinger, Robert Waldrop and James Whaley. For those who wish, donations may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, 2800 Fairview Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway.
MOORE, JAMES KENNETH - age 61, of South Knoxville, passed away December 8, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
NOE, JENNIE LOU WILKERSON ''BILL'' - of 4503 Washington Pike, passed away December 6, 1997, at her residence. She was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. She was a member of O.E.S. May Chapter #24 and member of St. Mary's Auxillary and served there many years. Preceded in death by her husband, Guy F. Noe. She is survived by nieces, Birdine Tullis of Ione, Oregon, Beth Bryant of Heppner, Oregon and a favorite great-nephew, Mark Tullis, also of Ione, Oregon; three close friends, Mary Ramsey, Faye Sundhal, and Loy Thress. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jarnagin Cemetery with Rev. Jim Turner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Auxillary. Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown in charge of arrangements.
POLLOCK, EMMA MAPLES - age 92, died Saturday, December 6, 1997. She was a native of Gatlinburg and former school teacher in the Sugarlands in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Survivors: daughter, Jean Conner; grandchildren, Gail Newman and husband, Carl, Deborah Gritzmacher and husband, Tom, Mike Conner; great-grandchildren, Kirby Smith, Debbie Phillips, Tina Potter, Katherine Gritzmacher, Elizabeth Gritzmacher, Steven Conner, Brook Conner, Nicholas Latta; sister, Hattie Ogle McGiffin. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg, Rev. Jon Roebuck and Rev. W.W. Cope officiating. Entombment 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel Mausoleum of Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens in Pigeon Forge. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg. Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, in charge.
SCHIERBAUM, LUCINDA MAXWELL - age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and the Ladies of Charity. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, Jack and Ken Maxwell. Survivors: husband, George Schierbaum; daughters, Judith Ann Gamble, both of Knoxville, Carol Marie Faniola, Johnson City, Sandra Jean Overstreet, Jasper, Tenn., Nancy Lee Scarlett, Seymour; son, Thomas Patrick Schierbaum, Knoxville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Father Xavier Mankel officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, c/o Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 1041 N. Central Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday with Rosary Services at 8 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
SHEPPARD, WINFRED - of Knoxville, departed this life December 8th., 1997 at his home. Arrangements incomplete and will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
SNODERLY, WILLIE O. - age 82, of Clinton, passed away Sunday, December 7, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Vernon Snoderly; and granddaughter, Diane Sowell; sister, Beulah Stokes; and brother, Esco Stooksbury. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Betty Snoderly of California and Lee Roy and Sue Snoderly, Sr. of Knoxville; son, Bob Snoderly of Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Laverne Cook of Clinton; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice Stooksbury of Heiskell, Azalee Hutcheson of Hammond, Ind., Hettie Tudor of Norris, Pearl Miller of Andersonville, Reba Wilson of Powell; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Stooksbury of Clinton. Service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Rev. Ritchie Turner and Rev. Jim Woods officiating. Family and friends will meet Mynatt Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Mt. Zion Cemetery for interment at 11 a.m. Pallbearers: Jr., Tim, and Jeff Snoderly, Jim Miller, Jamie Forbes, and Vernon Cook. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
VAUGHN, PATSY ANN SAMS - age 62, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy B. Sams, Sunday night, December 7, 1997. She was a retiree of Rohm and Haas of Knoxville. She is survived by her parents, Billy and Letty Mae Sams; daughter, Linda Vaughn of Marietta, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Janet Vaughn of Powell, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry and Marylee Sams of Greeneville, Tenn. and Glenn and Anna Lou Sams of Morristown, Tenn.; nephew, Brian Sams of Roanoke, Va.; several aunts and uncles and a host of friends. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jefferson Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kenneth Richey and Rev. Jerry Utsman officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Stetzer Funeral Home in Morristown or her parents home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Stetzer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
VOORHEES, JOHN CULVER - age 90, died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was a professional engineer, retired from T.V.A. He played the viola and was a member of the Knoxville Symphony Orchester for more than 30 years. Charter member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Edith Utterback Voorhees. He is survived by three sons, Steven Voorhees and wife, Doris of Oak Ridge; Van Voorhees and wife, Jeanie of Knoxville, and Larry Voorhees of Huntsville, Ala.; daughter, Margaret Snyder and husband, Bill of Knoxville; grandchildren, Keith Voorhees, Christina Voorhees, Victor Voorhees, Edith Gilboy, Sarah Frazier, Martha Britton, Jennifer Meyers, Amy Atchley, Nicholas Voorhees, Kevin Voorhees, Wesley Voorhees; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Sally Gandsey of Algonquin, Ill.; beloved sister-in-law, Frances Crain of Memphis; special nephew and niece, Mike Crain and wife, Karen of Knoxville. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery followed by memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church with the Rev. Lynn Strauss officiating. Memorials may be made to Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 3219 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike.
WHITE, GEORGE W. - age 67, of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, December 3rd., 1997, at his home in Detroit, Michigan. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: wife, Orthalia; sons and daughters-in-law, David N. White and Shirley White, Knoxville, George T. White and Jackie White-Houston, Texas; daughter, Bertina W. Yancey; grandchildren, David N. White, Jr., Brianna N. White, Stephan J. Yancey, Michelle B. Yancey, Nikki Alhamaideh, Nayeshab Gillette, all of Knoxville; cousins, Marva Bailey, Leslie Bailey and David Bailey, Chattanooga and many friends. Funeral services will be held at Swanson's Funeral Home, 14751 West McNichols in Detroit, Michigan. Services will be held December 9, 1997 at 11 a.m. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
WILLIAMS, MR. GLYN THOMAS - age 56, of Heiskell, passed away Sunday evening, December 7, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Edgar and Maude Williams; brothers, Earl and J.H. Williams. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Robin, Michael and Paula, Mark and Rebecca Williams, all of Maynardville; previous wife of 27 years, Carolyn Williams Mason; grandchildren, Aaron, Ashley, Wesley Williams, and Mistie Chesney; sister, Katherine McDaniels of Georgia; brothers, Marvin, Robert, George and Claude, all of Morristown, Tenn.; special friends, Gladys Reeves and Chris Mason; a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. with funeral service at 8 p.m., Ailor's Chapel, weather permitting, Rev. James E. Long officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ousley Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ben Kitts, Chris Mason, Tim Williams, Hank Kitts, David Hicks, and Larry Hiter. Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville, in charge.
WILLIAMSON, JOYCE - age 68, of Route 5, Rutledge, Tenn., passed away at 9:10 a.m. Monday, December 8, 1997, at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and attended Oak Griner Baptist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was retired from United Telephone Company after 35 years as a telephone operator. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon C. Williamson and parents, Herbert and Bessie Miller. She is survived by her sons, Steve Williamson and Michael Williamson, both of Rutledge; granddaughters, Kristi, Carrie and Abby Williamson of Ocala, Fla.; brother, H.E. Miller, Jr. of Martell, Fla.; sister, Ola Mae Brown of Dade City, Fla.; nephews, Craig Mosley and Chris Mosley, both of Bean Station, Tenn., Scott Brown of Dade City, Fla.; and niece, Sharon Brown of Dade City, Fla. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Hiers Funeral Chapel in Ocala, Fla. Interment will follow in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Smith Funeral Home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
WILLIAMS, MRS. SADIE - of Knoxville, entered into eternal rest December 6, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Widow of the late James Williams. An employee of the Albers family for over 30 years. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Ben T. (Pauline) Smith of Lebanon, Tenn. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family to include Mrs. Nora Turk, the Albers family (three generations), Isabel McMahan, Emma Rawls, and the Smith family children, devoted family friend, Frances McGhee. The family will receive friends 12:3-1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. George Lyons officiating. Interment to follow in Knoxville National Cemetery. Jarnigan and Son Mortuary in charge.
WOODS, DR. RAYMOND FLOYD - age 79, of Knoxville, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday December 7th., 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a retired dentist in Fountain City, and a superb fisherman, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Survivors: wife of 57 years, Inalee Ruth Brooks Woods of Fountain City; daughter, Dr. Janice Woods Yusk of Louisville, Ky.; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne Woods and Dr. James E. Fickle of Memphis, Tenn.; grandchildren, Cynthia Merryman Long of Memphis, Tenn., Angela Merryman Boheler of Little Rock, Ark., John David Yusk of Nashville, Tenn., and Lisa Ashley Yusk of Chicago, Ill,; great-grandson, Bryce Montgomery Long of Memphis, Tenn.; sisters, Barbara Woods Gouge and Virginia Woods Raney of Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Chapel, Rev. Scott R. Gouge officiating. Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
WRIGHT, THE REV. DR. JERRY - passed away November 22nd., 1997, of a massive heart attack. He was pastoring in Harlingen, Texas and was a native of Knoxville. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 10th., at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Wesleyan Church, 4508 Millertown Pike.