Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|BAILEY, SAMUEL BRUTUS - age 79, of New Tazewell, Tenn.,
was born February 7, 1918, at Tunnel Springs, Alabama, and passed away
December 8, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. He was a member
of Old Scotland Presbyterian Church, the first settled Presbyterian Church
in Alabama. It was settled in 1823 by his ancestors from Scotland. He graduated
from Frico City High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brutus
Howard and Annie Laurie McMillian Bailey; wife, Lyndon (Ted) Buis Bailey;
brother, Howard Bailey of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Mary Lou Bailey Hendricks
Robinson of Birmingham, Ala. Sam worked as a hardware salesman in upper
East Tennessee for Belknap Hardware and Manufacturing Company of Louisville,
Ky. from 1937 until 1983. He was active in several Masonic organizations,
serving as High Priest for the Tazewell Royal Arch Chapter 162 for two
terms as Master of Evening Star Lodge 180. A member of Kerbela Temple and
an organizer and president of the Claiborne County Shrine Club. He served
multiple terms as Claiborne County Democratic Executive Commission Chairman
around 1960. He served several terms on the New Tazewell Methodist Church
Board of Stewards where he was a longtime member. He was an active amateur
radio operator. He was licensed as K4IZP in 1959. He is survived by son
and daughter-in-law, Walter H. (Butch) and Arlinda Bailey of Johnson City,
Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Joseph A. Benedict of Knoxville,
Tenn., Lynda and James W. Coan of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Keith
and Laura Benedict of Houston, Texas, Stacey Benedict of Birmingham, Ala.,
Eddy and Samuel Bailey of Johnson City, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives
and friends. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 1997, at
Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Tenn., Rev. John Clark officiating.
Organist, Becky Livesay; bagpipe, Tom Gordon. The body will lie in state
30 minutes before service. Masonic service 6 p.m. Wednesday night. The
family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Coffey Funeral Home in
Tazewell, Tenn. Pallbearers: Keith Benedict, Eddy Bailey, Samuel Bailey,
Andy Duncan, Edward M. Duncan, Richard Sawyer. Burial in the Irish Memorial
Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to New Tazewell United Methodist
Church in lieu of flowers. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
BERG, MINNIE DYER - age 93, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of Second United Methodist Church. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, H.G. ''Bud'' and Margaret Dyer, Sammy and Agnes Dyer, all of Knoxville, and Everette and Peggy Dyer of Chattanooga; daughters and son-in-law, Mildred and John Anderson, Betty Womack and Frances Coward, all of Knoxville; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Russell Taylor and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. Interment will follow service in New Gray Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
BOWMAN, MAXINE P. - of 1837 Linden Ave., Apt. 358B, departed this life Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
BROGAN, CLYDE - age 83, of Briceville, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at the Lake City Nursing Home. He was born on July 14, 1914, in Anderson County, Tennessee. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired coal miner, rural route mail carrier and taxi driver. He was preceded in death by parents, Cleveland and Ola Brogan; and his wife of 57 years, Mable M. Brogan. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Priscilla Brogan, Las Vegas, Nevada; granddaughters, Jamie Brogan, Las Vegas, Nevada, Tina Brogan, Las Vegas, Nevada; brother, John Brogan, Lake City, Tenn.; sister, Blanche Stair, Clinton, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Charlie Thompson, Grey, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Richardson, LaFollette, Tenn., Beulah Crabtree, LaFollette, Tenn. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Edwin Phillips officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, at Woodlawn Cemetery, LaFollette, Tenn. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements.
BROWN, CHARLES EVERETT - age 49, of 4331 Rest Camp Road, Lenoir City, passed away Monday, December 8, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Cloyd William and Martha Goforth Brown; brothers, William Everett Brown, C.F. Brown, Carl Wayne Brown and Dewey Thomas Brown; sisters, Thelma Lee Brown and Carrie Lee Brown. Survivors: daughter, Melissa Brown of Loudon; brothers, Ralph Wayne Brown, with whom he made his home, John Henry (Snowball) Brown of Lenoir City; sister, Della Akins of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ronnie White officiating. Interment Unitia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
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. Memorial donations may be made to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Arrangements by McCarty's Evergreen Chapel, 7426 Asheville Hwy.
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, Eartha 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, Letha Wilson; 21 grandchildren and eight great-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, JOHN A. - age 80, of Fountain City, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Shannondale Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gentry-Griffey 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. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 2 p.m. Thursday for a graveside service, Rev. Dan Kelly officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Mynatt's.
CROSS, RUBY INEZ - of Knoxville, passed away Monday, December 8, 1997, at Hillcrest South. Member of Woodlawn Christian Church. Retired from Palm Beach Company after 35 years. Preceded in death by parents, John Henry and Minnie Cox; sisters, Margaret Cox and Carrie Bradley; stepsister, Nell Payne; brothers, Henry, Edd, Roger, Jim, Alvie and Clyde Cox. Survivors: husband, Frank J. Cross; stepson, Laird Cross; sisters, Beulah Sisk and Florence Townson; sisters-in-law, Helen Jones and Oma Cox; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at Berry Chapel, Rev. Rick Grover officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Thursday, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
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 Covert, Germany; several nieces and nephews and many loving friends. Extended family, Micki, Jay, Jeremy, Scarlett, Jim and Joshua. 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 Pleasant 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.
GWYN, JOANNE ATKINS - 65, of Holston Hills, died Sunday, December 7, 1997. She was a member of Eastminster 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. 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 with Dr. Chris Carlson and Rev. Scot Taylor officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
HARRELL, HUBERT H. - age 77, of Knoxville, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Attended Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle. Survivors: wife, Annie Harrell; sons, Steve Emory, Kevin Emory; granddaughter, Ervin Emory; and daughter-in-law, Susan Doherty, all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Little Flat Creek Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Thursday for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment, Rev. Albert Barlow officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Friends may call at their convenience at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
HARRISON, WILLIAM BLAIR, M.D. - age 88, of Mason Lane, Loudon, died Monday, December 8, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Loudon Hospital. Member of the Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he had served as deacon, elder and chairman of two building committees. Graduate of Loudon High School, valedictorian. Graduate of UT Knoxville, Class of 1931. Graduate of Memphis Medical School, Class of 1934. Began his practice in medicine and surgery in Athens, Tenn., in 1937. In 1940 he moved his practice to Loudon where he practiced until his retirement in 1986. He was honored by his peers in the medical profession in 1949 after being elected a metriculate in the International College of Surgeons in St. Louis, Mo. In 1962 he was advanced to associate fellow in the International College of Surgeons in New York City. He served as chief of staff at Charles H. Bacon Hospital from 1950-1960, and as the county's medical examiner for many years. For 27 years he served as the medical examiner for the Loudon County Draft Board and received a presidential citation from Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and served as worshipful master of the Loudon Lodge, the York Rite, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star, of which he was worthy patron during 1951. Charter member of the Loudon Lions Club. Served as president in 1946. Served as squire of the Loudon County Court, 1956-1968, and as the Loudon County Justice of the Peace, 1956-1968. Served as a director of the Bank of Lenoir City. Preceded in death by parents, Oscar Verne and Sallie Blair Harrison; and brother, James Oscar Harison. Survived by his wife, Martha Nell Walton Harrison; sons and daughters-in-law, Hogan and Sally Harrison, Knoxville, Wm. Blair, Jr. and Phyllis Harrison, Sharpsburg, Ga., Robert and Margaret Louise Harrison, Charlotte, N.C.; grandsons and wives, Gregory Hogan and Jayne Harrison, Hendersonville, William Blair, III and Katie Harrison, Chattanooga, Albert Blair Harrison, Knoxville, and Robert Monroe (Sonny) Harrison, II, Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Chance and Chesney Harrison, Hendersonville; devoted sister, Annie Laura Simpson; loving cousin, Alma Simpson; and sister-in-law, Jeannette Harrison, all of Loudon. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, December 11, Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Rev. Scott Johnson and Rev. Carlton Harper officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment in Loudon County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, McGill-Karnes Chapel. Masonic rites will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday, provided by the Tennessee Lodge F&AM 204. Serving as pallbearers: Greg, Blair, Trey and Sonny Harrison, Ted and Jimmy Lee Fisher, Butch Redfern and Tolbert Simpson. Honorary pallbearers: Elders of Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Loudon Lions Club and Ralph Murrell. Memorial contributions may be made to the church at PO Box 373, Loudon, TN 37774. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon, in charge.
HEATHERLY, MR. ROBERT - age 61, of Dalton, died Tuesday morning, December 9, 1997, at his home. Mr. Heatherly was born August 7, 1936, in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Sue Heatherly; and a grandson, Ricky Wayne Heatherly. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Parris Heatherly; sons, Jeffery H. Heatherly of Dalton, R. Wayne and Marcy Heatherly of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Trish Heatherly, Brandy Heatherly, Wayne Heatherly, Jr., Randy Heatherly, Josh Bradley Lawson, Brittany Bowers; brother, Frank Heatherly of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, from the chapel of Cross Funeral Home in LaFollette, Tenn., with Rev. Paul Heatherly officiating. Interment will follow in the Bakers Forge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Ponders Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and at the Cross Funeral Home in LaFollette, Tenn., from 5-9 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements by Ponders Funeral Home, 501 N. Hamilton Street, Dalton, Ga. Announcement courtesy of Cross Funeral Home.
HENTON, ANNIE MAE - age 83, of Alcoa, died Saturday evening, December 6, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church where she served on the Mother Board, Usher Board, was a member of the Missionary Society, and Choir Number One. She retired from Blount Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Harry; brothers, Joe and George; sisters, Thelma and Jeanie Mae. Survivors include sister, Beatrice Addison of Maryville; two sons, Harry Jr. and David; three grandchildren, Carramis, Constance and Aaron; brother-in-law, Rev. Randolph Miller; several nieces, nephews and the St. John Baptist Church family. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 1997, at St. John Baptist Church, Alcoa, with Elder Joe L. Colquitt officiating. Entombment to follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. The body may be viewed after 12 noon Wednesday at Foothills Funeral Home, Maryville.
HODGE, ROSE LOVE - age 92, of North Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, William A. and Sophia Waller Love; and brothers, Sylvan and Ray Love. Mrs. Hodge is survived by a sister, Teneva French of Maryville; and brother, Clarence Love of Knoxville; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Carl Simmons officiating. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
JOYCE, WILLIE MAE - age 94, of Talbott, passed away December 9, 1997, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare. She was a member of Manley Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, William P. and Laura Buchanan Joyce; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Mary Joyce, and Earnest and Sarah Joyce. Survivors: niece, Cleta and husband Ronnie Johnson of Talbott; great-nieces, Angela, Mike and Kailey Hill of Dallas, Texas, Pamela Johnson of Talbott; special family, Alice and Dan Jarnagin and sons Danny, Billy and Greg of Morristown. Services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Richard Emmert officiating. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
KIRBY, ROBERT (BOB) - age 46, of Sevierville, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was preceded in death by brother, Jackie Kirby. Survivors: parents, Nelse and Edna Kirby; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Helen Kirby, Roy and Jonelle Kirby, Lloyd Kirby, Gary (Dado) Kirby; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Ken Justus, Merilyn and Charles Christopher, Darrellynn Reagan, Debbie and Donnie Clark; 17 nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and nephews; special friends, Jack Roberts and Gene Keeler. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Dallas Moore and Rev. Ronald Reagan officiating. Interment will follow in Chinquapin Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
LACKLAND, MONTINE MINCEY - age 89, of Loudon, passed away Monday evening, December 8, 1997, at the Royal Health Care Center in Harriman. She was a member of Lenoir City Seventh Day Adventist Church and an employee of H & W Photography for many years. She was preceded in death by husband, Lewis L. Lackland Sr. Survivors: sons and daughter-in-law, Allan and Glenda Lackland of Franklin Grove, Ill., Lewis L. Lackland Jr. of Loudon; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Family and friends will gather at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services, Rev. Catherine Nance officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
LEWIS, CORA JEAN - age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Monday at Baptist Hospital following an illness. A lifelong native of Knox County, she was a retired employee of Sears, and worked as a Senior-Aide for the City of Knoxville. She was also a member of Southside Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Ina Gettys Moxley; and husband, Gordon W. Lewis. She is survived by sons, Richard Lewis and wife Betty of Fayetteville, Ga., David Lewis and wife Gloria of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter, Peggy Williams and husband Gordon of Knoxville, Tenn. Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be Thursday evening at 8 p.m. in the Highland South Chapel with Rev. Clarence Gresham officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. The family will meet at 10:50 a.m. Friday morning at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. committal service. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300.
LOWERY, MRS. KATHERINE - of 3326 Selma Avenue, departed this life December 9, 1997, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
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 and 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. Arrangements by 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. 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., Rev. Herman Lakin and Rev. Mark Kitts officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Coy Wallace and Bruce Needham. Active pallbearers: J. Gordon Dalton, Frankie Dalton, Tim Wilkerson, Chad Brooks, Michael Jordon and Mark Wilson. Arrangements by Mynatt's.
MILLSAPS, BOYCE J. - age 72, of 700 White Plains Road, Vonore, passed away 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Son of the late Jake and Fannie Millsaps. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, June and Larry Cox, Vonore; sons and daughters-in-law, Lincoln and Mary Nell Millsaps, Denver E. Millsaps, all of Maryville, Carl Richard and Ruth Millsaps, Vonore; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Isabelle Taylor, Madisonville, Tip Raines, Dahlonega, Georgia, Bess Smalling, Vonore, Sarah Butler, Neva Tallent, both of Maryville, Mae Stafford, Harriman; brothers, Luke Millsaps, New York, Jacob Millsaps, Texas, Silas Millsaps, Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wives, Imogene Bivens Millsaps, Dovie Garrett Millsaps; one granddaughter; sisters, Kittie Gooden, Lucille Smalling. Funeral 8 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel. Rev. John Tipton, Rev. Carl Crowe officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Little Toqua Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
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. 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. Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. 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. Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway.
MOORE, JAMES KENNETH - age 61, of Seymour, passed away Monday, December 8, 1997, at University Hospital. Survivors: wife, Gerrie Moore, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Kay and David Nester, Jefferson City, Tenn.; sister-in-law and husband, Janie and Greg Beeler, Knoxville; grandchildren, Laura and Kyle Nester, Jefferson City, Tenn.; brothers, Glenn and Ray Moore; sister, Frances Moneymaker; brother-in-law, Bill Parham, all of Knoxville; host of other relatives and friends. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Fred West, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
PETERMAN, VIRGINIA MABEL MARTIN - age 78, of Alpharetta, Ga., formerly of Campbell County, passed away December 8, 1997, at the A.G. Rhodes-Cobb Nursing Home, Marietta, Ga. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Ira M. Peterman; parents, Mitchell and Grace Woods Martin; brothers, Rex and Bud Martin and sister, Emma Love Brewer. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Margot Dee and Walter Sandvik, Alpharetta, Ga., Jeanie and Jack Lorden, Groton, Mass.; grandchildren, Betty Abrams, Cathy Sandvik, Diana Metro, Michele Crawford and John Peter Lorden; great-grandson, Ryan Metro; great-granddaughters, Kelsey Abrams, Maggie Abrams and Allison Abrams; sisters, Bettie Martin, Bertie Gross, Beulah Williams and Babs Hatmaker, all of Jacksboro, Joanne Hughes, Chattanooga. Funeral service 11 a.m . Thursday, December 11, at Cross Funeral Home, Rev. Paul Martin officiating. Interment Jacksboro Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
PRESSLEY, CHARLES WAYNE - age 57, of Knoxville, passed away 4:43 a.m. Sunday December 7, 1997 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from BFI. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Ceastie Pressley; brother, Harlon Pressley. Survivors: wife, Wanda Pressley, children, Lee, Teresa, Melody, Ricky, Christina, Patricia, David, and J.R.; grandson, C.J.; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Helen Pressley, Bill and Betty Pressley, sisters, Imogene Browning and Barbara Watson; devoted brother-in-law, Charles Watson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, McCarty Chapel, Rev. Charles Watson and Rev. Bill Pressley officiating. The family will meet at McCarty Mortuary 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and proceed to Chilhowee Cemetery, Seymour, for a 2 p.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
SHEPARD, WINFRED - of Knoxville, departed this life December 8, 1997, at his home. Veteran of the United States Army. Survivors: daughter, Winiffred Malone; two grandsons; sister, Margaret Shepard; sister-in-law, Ann Shepard; nephew, Anthony Shepard; aunts, Alice Duggan, Michigan, and Lottie B. Washington, California; cousins to include Fredric Nicholson and Doris Tate; a host of other relatives and many devoted friends to include Philandra (Tee) Dorsett and Frank Winston. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Jarnigan's Chapel. Funeral service 8 p.m., Rev. J. Elliott officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday, Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. The family will assemble at the home of Ms. Margaret Shepard, 408 James St. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
SMITH, EARL E. (SONNY) SR. - age 65, passed away at his home Tuesday morning, December 9, 1997. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Smith was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a commercial artist and retired after 40 years of service. He was an avid sports fan, a loving husband and dad. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith. Survivors: wife, Margaret Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Sondra and Ron Sliger; daughter, Sherri Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Earl, Jr. and Ann Smith, Jeff Smith, Jerry and Linda Smith; grandchildren, Brian and Angela Sliger, Jessica and Andrew Smith, Matthew Smith; great-grandson, Alec Sliger; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard, Jr. and Betty Smith, Albert and Francis Smith, Sydney and Shirley Smith, all of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Betty J. and Bill Doran of Decatur, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Highland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Jim McCluskey officiating. Family and friends will meet at 12 noon Thursday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home and proceed to Asbury Cemetery for a 1 p.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home.
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 at 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 Vern Cook. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt's.
VANDERGRIFF, LOWELL B. - age 82, of Maryville, died 11:19 a.m. Monday, December 8, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member and deacon of Broadway Baptist Church for 53 years. Retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company after 39 years of service and was a member of ALCOA 25 Year Club. Survivors include wife, Dorothy Suffridge Vandergriff; sons and daughters-in-law, William L. and Susan A. Vandergriff of Knoxville, Clay and Le Ora Vandergriff of Burlington, Ky.; daughter and son-in-law, Judy L. and Arthur H. Stockdale of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Allen Vandergriff, Kathryn Vandergriff, Jim Vandergriff and Vanessa Vandergriff; brother and sister-in-law, Ira Allen and Mabel Vandergriff of Birmingham, Ala.; and sister-in-law, Katherine Gorman of Knoxville. Funeral service 3 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. James Snyder and Rev. L.G. Hutchens officiating. Private entombment will be held at Grandview Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Broadway Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
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 Orchestra 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.
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.