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ALLISON, ROSA P. - age 101, resident of N.H.C. Center and longtime member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden, took the hand of her guardian angel and joined her husband, John W. Allison on Tuesday, December 9, 1997. Our mother loved her family, her church, her friends, and music. She dedicated her life to them and to her God. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John W. and Margaret T. Allison, Jr. of Waco, Texas, Joe L. and Lucile P. Allison of Mascot, Tenn.; and daughter, Margaret A. Sims of Hampton, Ill.; and nephew, G.G. Keys, Sebring, Fla.; she loved her eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She will be memorialized in her glorious sleep in a service conducted by the family at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel after which she will be taken to her final resting place beside her husband in Knoll Kreg Memorial Park, Abingdon, Va. for a 2:30 p.m. graveside and interment service. Family requests that memorials may be made to Little League Field of Dreams, P.O. Box 1274, Dandridge, TN 37725. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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. 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. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel. 

BOGART, JOHN H. - age 85, of Greeneville, formerly of Knoxville, passed away suddenly at noon on Tuesday at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. He was a retired automobile dealer. He is survived by wife, Edna Ruth Bogart. Funeral service 8 p.m. Thursday at Doughty-Stevens Chapel. Interment 10 a.m. Friday at Greene Lawn Memory Gardens with Rev. Mike Feely officiating. Doughty-Stevens, Greeneville, in charge. 

BOWMAN, MRS. MAXINE PORTER - of 1837 Linden Ave., Apt. 358B, went to be with Jesus Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Member of Mt. Moriah FBH Church. Survivors: a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; her beloved church family; devoted care giver, Wanda Payne. The family will receive friends Friday, December 12, 1997, at Mt. Moriah FBH Church, 714 Maria St. from 6:30-7 p.m. with funeral to follow. Rev. J.D. James officiating; Elder A.L. Rodgers, eulogist. Interment at City Cemetery, Morristown, Tenn., Saturday, December 13, 1997, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Betty Moore, 3205 Wilson Ave. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

BRADSHAW, MRS. DELORES KAY (LONG) - age 63, of Wartburg, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at the Roane County Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Petros Baptist Church. She was retired from the Tenn. Dept. of Corrections, where she served as a Lt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben S. Bradshaw; two infant sons; parents, John Riley and Bessie Marie Long; brothers, Gilbert, Owen, Edd, Alvin and Hornspy; sister, Hurlene Dickens. She is survived by her son, Gil Bradshaw; grandchildren, John Michael and Emily Kay Bradshaw; brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd (Hoot) and Della Long of Petros, Don and Nora Long of Jacksonville, Fla., Harold Long of Gulfport, Miss.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Davis of Petros, Geneva and Fred Melroy of Encola, Pa., Janice and Al Hurtt of Wichita, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Judy Long of Wartburg, Doris Long of Knoxville and Helen Crawford of Solway; also several nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, December 11, 1997, 6-8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral service will be held Thursday evening 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Don Long officiating. Graveside service will be Friday morning December 12, 1997, 11 a.m. at the Petros Cemetery. 

BRANDENBURG, ALICE ELIZABETH - age 69, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She is survived by nine children; 27 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7 p.m. Thursday at McCarty-Weaver Funeral Home with service of remembrance to follow, Rev. Mark Kidd officiating. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, fruit baskets or donations be made to Callahan Baptist Church. 

BRIGHT, BEN H. - age 87, of Loudon County, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 10, 1997, at Asbury Acres in Maryville. Ben was a member of Foothills Church of God. Retired from Aluminum Co. of America ALCOA after 32 years of service. He was a director with Farmers Aid Insurance Co. in Loudon Co. for many years. He was preceded in death by parents, Edd and Georgia Williams Bright; sister, Gay Bright; brother, Kenneth Bright; sister-in-law, Florene Bright; brothers-in-law, Uel Milsaps and Walter Heaton. Survivors: wife, Esther Bright of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Danny Thomas of Maryville, Brenda Carlton Sliwinski and Ben of Champagne-Urbana, Ill.; grandchildren, Brandi and Billy both of Maryville, Sherrie and Brian both of Chicago, Ill.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Baxter Bright of Greenback, Gene and Anna Lue Bright, Allan and Barb Bright, Jeanne Bright, all of Maryville; sisters, Annie Milsaps and Imogene Heaton both of Greenback; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday followed by funeral service at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Lee Hicks officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Friday in Hickory Valley Cemetery for graveside service. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge. 

CECHINI, ARTHUR FRANKLIN - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, December 9, 1997, at Ft. Sanders Hospital. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a native of Knoxville. A member of the Knights of Columbus, former member of the Deane Hill Country Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Cechini; son and daughter-in-law, Frank, Jr. and Deborah Cechini; grandson, Matthew of Sacramento, Calif.; nephews, Carl and wife, Irene Cechini, William and wife, Joyce Long, Roy Cechini. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. 

CLABOUGH, KATHERINE HENRY - age 81, of Maryville, passed away at the family home Wednesday morning following an illness. A Sevier County native, she had lived in Maryville for six years, and was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Mary Clabough Henry; husband, James W. Clabough; children, Jean Tinsley and Nancy Finchum; grandchildren, Jerry Tinsley and Teresa Finchum; several brothers and sisters. She is survived by sons, Jack Clabough and wife, Wanda of Maryville, Don Clabough and wife, Janie of Sevierville, James Clabough, Jr. and wife, Linda of Maryville; daughters, Barbara Stinnett and husband, Terry of Seymour, Patricia Delph and husband, Ronald of Maryville; sisters, Blanch Ogle of Knoxville, Trula Crisp of Sevierville, Edna Chance of Sevierville; sons-in-law, Kenneth Tinsley of Knoxville, Hugh Finchum; 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews and other family members also survive. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Highland South Chapel with the Rev. Mark Clabough and Rev. Jim DePew officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland South Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as casketbearers along with Kenneth Tinsley serving as an honorary casketbearer. Friends may call Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Highland South Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 573-7300. 

CLEMMONS, GENEVA HELEN - age 85, of Wears Valley, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at her home. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Pigeon Forge; a former school teacher in Sevier, Maury and Cocke Counties. She was a past worthy matron in the Eastern Star and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hurley B. Clemmons. Survivors: foster daughter, Judy Clabo and husband, Paul; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nephews, niece, and many friends. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel with Rev. Wayne Cook officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Newport for interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Pigeon Forge Church Library or Benevolence Fund. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel in Pigeon Forge. 

COX, JOHN A. - entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 9, 1997. He was a resident of Shannondale Health Care Center. Born September 3, 1917, in Knoxville. He was of the Baptist faith, a WWII Veteran, and retired from Reliable Transfer Co. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert H. and Thelma Cox; and wife, Myrtle W. Cox. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Susan Cox, Knoxville, Jim and Tracy Cox, Sugar Land, Texas; grandchildren, Kevin Cox (wife Nikki) of Alcoa, Adam Cox, Knoxville, Nick and Haley Cox of Sugar Land, Texas; sister, Doris Tipton, Knoxville; brother, Herbert Cox, Athens, Tenn. Funeral service at 8 p.m. Thursday, Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. Family and friends will meet Friday at 10:45 a.m. at the entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephew, Scott Tipton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to ''Touching Tomorrow Today'' fund at Williams Trace Baptist Church, 3103 Sweetwater Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX 77479 or to the auditorium renovation fund at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. 

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. 

EDWARDS, LAWRENCE EDWARD (MR. E.) - age 89, of Knoxville, passed away December 9, 1997, at Holston Health Care. He was a retired brick mason for Johnson and Galyon Construction Company. He was a member of Buffat Heights Baptist Church and was a deacon of 60 years. He loved and worked with the youth and taught Sunday School for many years. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Sarah Edwards; and brothers, Raymond and Herman Edwards. Survivors: loving wife of 63 years, Iris Edwards; daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Wayne Taylor, all of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Margaret Edwards of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Scot and Missy Taylor, Mark Taylor, Kellie and Russell Edwards; great-grandchildren, Emily, Joshua, Jacob Taylor; sister, Anna Scarbrough, Maryville, Tenn.; brothers, Gene, Charles and Herbert Edwards, all of Knoxville. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday, Rose Broadway Chapel with Rev. C. Ray Kitts, Rev. Scot Taylor, Rev. Dana Mathewson officiating. Family and friends will meet and leave Rose Mortuary at 10:15 a.m. Saturday and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

ENGLISH, RONALD GENE - 48, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the University of Tennessee Hospital following a short illness. A native of Knox County, he was a member of The Museum of Applachian Band for 15 years, and believed the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Williams and Clarice Arnold English and a sister, Tersa Anglin. He is survived by wife, Sherry Marie English of Clinton; son, Gabriel English of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Hannah English of Clinton; brother, David English of Clinton; stepmother, Ruth English of Michigan; two stepsons, Bruce Miller, Jr. of Seymour, James Miller of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Rachel Miller and Bruce Miller III both of Seymour; special friends surviving include members of The Museum of Appalachian Band, John Rice and Elizabeth Irwin, and Sue Smith along with many, many friends and other family members. Graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ken Abbott officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be David Ezell, Ray Ruthorford, Carlock Stooksberry, John Rice Irwin, David English and Marty Kelson. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Highland South. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Bethel Baptist Church and Cemetery. Arrangements by Highland South Funeral Home, 573-7300. 

GEE, BEVERLY (B.G.) - 57, of Knoxville, passed away Dec. 10, 1997. Survivors: son, Michael Gee; brother and sister, Philip and Sandra Gee; special friend, Sharon Baker Wilson. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

GRAYSON, SERENA JAYNE - ''Forever Sweet Sixteen'' of Seymour, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 9, 1997. She was a junior at South Doyle High School and was employed by Burger King on Chapman Highway. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her stepfather, Jackie Ray Kear and grandfather, Charles Reagan. Survivors: mother, Brenda Kear; father, Ronnie Grayson; brother, Darren Grayson; grandmother, Jane Reagan; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Grayson; aunts and uncles, Larry and Veda Reagan, Jack Reagan, Dwight and Gail Long, Lester and Cindy Watts, Gary Grayson; cousins, Roger Long, Heather Watts, Kim Hall, Maria Parton; her sweetheart forever, Billy Daniel Johnson. She will be sadly missed by too many friends to mention, her school friends, church friends and extended family of great-aunts, uncles, and other cousins. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Morgan officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday in Chilhowee Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

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, Erin 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. 

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. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment service with Rev. Carl Simmons officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

HUNLEY, CHARLES EDWARD - age 70, of Fountain City, passed away at Baptist Hospital Decmeber 10, 1997. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Body is at Mynatt's. 

JOHNSON, MARGARET L. ''AUNT MAUDE'' - age 80, of Seymour, passed away December 10, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Formerly attended Berean Bible Church. Survivors: son, James W. Johnson of Cleveland, Tenn.; special daughter, Marie Grizzell of Seymour; special grandson and wife, Andrew and Kathy Grizzell; special granddaughter and husband, Elizabeth and Paul Steen; special great-granddaughter, Bronte Steen; brother, Claude Maxwell; sister, Kathryn DeVine of Gadstan, Ala. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday, Rose Chapel with Rev. George Ott, Jr. officiating. Private interment Rocky Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Berean Bible Church. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

KIZER, CHARLOTTE D. - of Knoxville, died Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Shannodale Health Care Center. Survivors: sisters, Mrs. M.L. (Jane) LeBlanc and Mrs. Frank T. (Barbara) Kocur, both of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Ministry, Wear's Valley Ranch, 3601 Lyon Springs Rd., Sevierville, TN 37862 or charity of choice. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

LOWERY, KATHERINE C. - age 85, departed this life Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at her home at 9 a.m. Preceded in death by husband, William S. Lowery. She was an active member of Martin Chapel United Methodist Church until illness prevented her from serving. She was an avid lover of nature's beauty, especially flowers and trees. She leaves to cherish her sweet memory: devoted sister, Rosa (Dennis) Banks; devoted brother, Frank (Geraldine) Scruggs, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; nieces, Louetta Cowart, Lucia Anne Thompson, Carmen Cowart, all of Cleveland, Ohio; nephews, James (Nanette) Scruggs, Jr., James Scruggs III, Jonathan Scruggs, Michael Scruggs, Sr., Matthew Scruggs, Jr., Marvin Lowery, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; cousin, Anne Scruggs, Knoxville, Tenn.; extended family to include Wallace Baumaun, Ethel (Bill) Skaggs, Lucy (Russ) Zenip; devoted friends, Polly Smith, Jimmie Pinrose, Ollie Cheri Lowery, Pearl Browner. Many thanks to her physicians, Doctors Eson and Evelyn Davidson, other medical personnel and Symphony Home Nursing Service. The family will receive friends Friday at Jarnigan & Son Mortuary Chapel 12:30-1 p.m. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Rev. W.C. Morrison officiating, assisted by Reverends Alonzo Montgomery, Edward Cochran, John Jackson. Interment at Knoxville National Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

MITCHELL, JOHN LUTHER - age 73, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 1997, at his residence. He was born August 9, 1924, in Dayton, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and also in the Korean Conflict. He was a correctional officer for the State of Tennessee. He attended Clinton Church of Christ. Preceded in death by wife, Geraldine Mitchell; parents, John and Sybill Burdett Mitchell. Survivors: stepson, James Webb and wife, Melissa of Clinton, Tenn.; daughters, Sandra Mitchell and Cindy Garcia, both of Graysville, Tenn.; sons, Danny, David and Donald Mitchell, all of Graysville, Tenn.; sister, Alma Rhodes of Dayton, Tenn.; brother, Earl Mitchell of Dayton, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral service following at 8:30 p.m. in the chapel with David Pharr officiating. Interment 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton with full military honors conducted by graveside. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of all arrangements. 

OLIVER, MRS. DOROTHY M. - 2005 Harold Street, departed this life, December 9, 1997, at her home. Arrangements incomplete and will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

PARKER, NETTIE MARIE WEBB - age 94, formerly of Clinton, passed away Tuesday at North Ridge Retirement Center in Raliegh, N.C. She was born November 5, 1903, in Barboursville, Ky. She was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church. She retired as a bookkeeper for the L & N Railroad and also for Parker Jewelry. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Bennis ''L.B.'' Parker; parents, Lewis and Lucy Steward Webb. Survivors: daughter, Betsy St. Pierre and husband, Ray of Raliegh, N.C.; granddaughter, Jolie Casey of Raliegh, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Dean officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Clinton Lions Club and Clinton First Baptist Church. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of all local arrangements. 

PURSER, JAMES ANDREW, JR. - age 70, of Farragut, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at Farragut Health Care Center. He was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, where he was a former deacon. He was retired from TVA after 25 years of service and was a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Jean; daughter, Janice; son, Ken; granddaughter, Cheryl. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Friday for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Pastor Vern Holstad will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. 

RENZETTI, JOSEPH RONALD, JR. - age 56, of Huntsville, Ala., died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at his home. Funeral Friday at 4 p.m. at Spry Chapel, Huntsville, Ala. Mr. Renzetti Jr. had lived previously in Knoxville, Tenn. Survivors include two sons, Kevin S. Bricken, Los Angeles, Calif., Tim Renzetti, Harvest, Ala.; daughter, Elise R. Stanfield, Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Renee Massey Derrington, Huntsville, Ala.; grandson, Bailey Joseph Stanfield, Birmingham, Ala. Spry Funeral Home in charge. 

ROARK, DELORES TERRY - age 68, of Oneida, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, December 9, at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn. October 22, 1929. A member of the First Baptist Church of Oneida and a former sixteen year employee of First Trust and Savings Bank of Oneida. Preceded in death by her father, Maynard Terry. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, George W. Roark; one son, Terry Roark and wife, Mary Ann of Oneida, Tenn.; three daughters, Lisa Baggett and husband, Ronnie of Kingston, Tenn., Beverly Hicks and husband, Trebby of Oneida, Tenn. and Susan Overton and husband, Anthony of Robbins, Tenn.; two special grandsons, Matthew and Mark Roark of Oneida, Tenn.; two special granddaughters, Lindsey and Lauren Baggett of Kingston, Tenn.; her mother, Viva Sharp Terry of Winfield, Tenn.; two sisters, twin Lovenia Edde and husband, Uriel of Rutledge, Tenn. and Alma Mynatt and husband, Eugene of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Anne Chambers of Oneida, Tenn.; three brothers-in-law, Rex Roark and wife, Wilda of Science Hill, Ky., L.V. Roark and wife, Sharon and James Roark and wife, Cindy, all of Oneida, Tenn.; she also leaves several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, December 11, at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oneida with the Reverend Philip Kazee and Dale Smith officiating. Graveside service will be conducted Friday at 12 p.m. at the Ross Cemetery in Winfield. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 until time of the funeral service at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oneida. Jones & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Delores Terry Roark. 

SHEADRICK, GLENDA BEATRICE SMITH - age 45, of 2733 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., departed this life, December 10, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was a faithful member of Cherry Street Church of God. Preceded in death by mother, Glenice Smith and mother-in-law, Annie Sheadrick. Survivors: husband, Willie Sheadrick, Sr.; children, Yakana Sheadrick, Shirelle (Ronnie) Billingsley, Willie Sheadrick, Jr.; grandchildren, James, Shontel, Ronnie, Jr., Chrisiya, Marquez; father, Arthur Smith, Sr.; sister, Christine (Thomas) Williams; brothers, Arthur (Donna) Smith, Jr., Stanley (Christine) Smith and Melvin Brown of Nashville, Tenn.; aunts, Alene Towns, Golloree Hardy of Knoxville, Tenn., Hazel Singleton of New York; uncle, Exelander Wright of New York; father-in-law, Jesse Sheadrick, Sr.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances (Eugene) Brown, Minnie Cutwright, Mary (Ray) Brabson, Mary Dailey, Jesse Sheadrick, Jr., Annie Jordon, Frank (Renetta) Sheadrick, Joe (Rita) Sheadrick, Shirley Sheadrick, Gregory Black, Maria Howell; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and devoted friends to include members of the Cherry Street Church of God and Antioch FBH Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2 p.m. Friday at Cherry Street Church of God. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Bishop John W. Batts officiating. Interment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will be at 2733 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. 

SHIRK, JOHN WESLEY - age 95, of 533 Griffith Branch Road, Madisonville, formerly of Vonore, passed away 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church since 1924. Preceded in death by wife, Anna Mae Arp Shirk; daughter, Cleo Duncan. Survivors: daughter, Mary Shirk Tallent, Madisonville; sons, David A. Shirk, J.W. (Sherman) Shirk, both of Vonore; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Clayton Shirk, Athens; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. James Patton, Rev. Conward Cline officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. 

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. 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, Rev. Jim McCluskey officiating. Military honors provided by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home. 

STAIR, DOROTHY KITTREDGE - age 74, died peacefully in her sleep at the Colonial Hills Nursing Center, Wednesday, December 10, 1997, after a courageous 14 years battle with Alzheimer's disease. Member of Lake Hills Presbyterian Church. Survived by husband of 52 years, William K. Stair, Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Wanda Stair, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Robert Pollock, Lilburn, Ga.; five grandchildren; sister, Janet K. Shaw, Newport Beach, Calif. Memorial service arrangements to be announced at a later date. Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

TEDDER, MR. GLEN ALFONZO ''FONZ'' - age 84, of Harriman, died Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at the Roane Medical Center. He was a member of Big Emory Baptist Church and was retired from Y-12 after 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Maude Wright Tedder and one brother, Lloyd Tedder. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mrs. Alberta Johnson Tedder; two sons, William Hayes Tedder and James D. Tedder; one sister, Ann Tedder Cofer; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 11, 1997, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Mason Goodman officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Graveside service will be held Friday morning, December 12, 1997, at 11 a.m. Roane Memorial Gardens with Rev. Waylon Payne officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Riverside Baptist Church Building Fund. 

TERRY, MRS. MABLE CARIN - of Chapel Hill, died Sunday evening at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill. She was 85. Mrs. Terry was a native of Mississippi and lived nearly 60 years in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church and food service manager for 40 years with the City of Knoxville Public Schools. Mrs. Terry was much beloved by her family and was well-known for her original recipes and gourmet southern cooking. Preceded in death by husband, Jesse Terry. She is survived by a son, Dr. Bill Terry and his wife, Erika of Chapel Hill; grandson, Carlton Terry of Gastonia; a sister, Mrs. Allie Mae Simpkins; and a brother, William Burke, both of Monahans, Texas. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Tom Gatton officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

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. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike.

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