Miscellaneous McMinn County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Gladys Evelyn Long Lambert
Died: 4/27/99
Gladys Evelyn Long Lambert, 97, of Etowah, passed away, Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Woods Memorial Hospital.
A native of Grayson County, Va., she had lived in Bristol before making her home in Etowah. A daughter of the late Fields Alexander and Sarah Ann Virginia Long, she was a member of the Athens Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil A. Lambert; one son, Cecil A. Lambert Jr.; three brothers, Walter, Guy and Charles Long; two sisters, June Delozier and Lessie Keller.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Marie Lambert Sr.; three grandchildren and spouses, Robert A. and Sandy Lambert Jr., Thomas C. and Shannon Lambert and Patricia G. and Rick Hooper; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
By her request, there will be no visitation or memorial service held.

Earl Vestal 
Died: 4/27/99
Earl Vestal, 88, of Athens, died Tuesday morning, April 27, 1999, at NHC of Athens.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

Nellie Evans
Died: 04/25/1999
Nellie Evans, 77, of Athens, passed away Sunday morning, April 25, 1999, in a Chattanooga hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home of Athens.

Iowa T. Bledsoe Womac 
Died: 4/25/99
Iowa T. Bledsoe Womac, 74, of Athens, died Sunday morning, April 25, 1999, at Woods Memorial Hospital in Etowah. 
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Roosevelt and Bertie Jack Teague. 
She was preceded in death by one son, Eddie Riden; and one brother, Wayne Teague and was of the Baptist faith. 
Survivors include her husband, Doc Womac of Athens; two daughters and sons-in-law, Leigh Ann and Chris Hampton of Etowah and Janis and Will Noel Edwards of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Shufford Teague and Austin and Betty Teague, all of Athens; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Keely, Kelsey and Kaitlyn Hampton, Sula Riden and Amanda and Veronica Edwards; two great-grandchildren, Jake and Emily Girton. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Athens. 

Ruby Miller Brown 
Died: 4/25/99
Ruby Miller Brown, 75, of Athens, died Sunday evening, April 25, 1999, at Life Care Center of Athens. 
A native of Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late George and Lenore Loven Miller. 
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Cecilia and Hershell Jack of Englewood; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles C. and Linda Brown of Athens and Gary C. and Judi Brown of Chattanooga; four granddaughters, Traci Hill of Philadelphia, Diane Jack Freeman of Sylvania, Ga., Julie Jack Warren of Athens and Lisa Grayson Lowe of Johnson City; three grandsons, Ray Jack of Atlanta, Travis Brown of Riceville and Chris Grayson of Athens; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ann and Art Gibbs of Knoxville, Lola and Raymond McJunkins and Tommie Huskey, all of Philadelphia; one brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Laverne Miller of Etowah and several nieces and nephews. 
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Michael Doty officiating. The body has been cremated. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jerry Smith Funeral Home. 
The family suggests that memorials be made to McMinn Regional Humane Society, 219 Alford Street, Athens, TN 37303. 
Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens is serving the family of Ruby Miller Brown. 

Frances Howes Woznicki 
Died: 4/24/99
Frances Howes Woznicki, 75, of Athens, went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon, April 24, 1999, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. 
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., she was a former resident of Trenton, Mich., and a resident of McMinn County for 15 years. 
A daughter of the late Clarence E. and Mary Bessie Rimer Howes, she was active in her younger years and was married in Prospect Avenue Baptist Church in Buffalo, N.Y. 
She was a member of Trenton First Baptist Church in Trenton, Mich., and attended Lakeside Baptist Church and Athens First Baptist. She was also a volunteer in the reading program at City Park School and was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth H. Seychew Lapp. 
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Carl Thomas Woznicki of Athens; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Joan Louise Cashin of Wyalusing, Pa., Kathleen Ann and Thomas Lawson of Owatonna, Minn., Patricia Jean Beaty of Englewood, and Carol Jane and Jay Hill of Georgetown, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold E. and Dorothy Howes of Oakley, Calif., one sister and brother-in-law, Helen Howes and Carl Place of Westfield, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Alanna S. Beaty, Thomas N. Lawson, Andrew Beaty, Jennifer L. Lawson, Amy J. Lawson, Tyler J. Beaty and Whitney P. Hill; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Brown and Dr. Carlos Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Athens. 

Wendell "Bear" Lewis 
Died: 4/24/99
Wendell “Bear” Lewis, 58, of Ten Mile, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 24, 1999. 
A native of Bledsoe County, he had lived in Ten Mile for many years. A retired employee of Plastic Industries, he was a lifetime member of the Meigs County Rescue Squad. A son of the late Thomas B. and Bertha Irene Lewis, he attended Watts Bar Church of God. 
Survivors include two daughters, Joy Evone Lewis of Ten Mile and Liddia Lewis Bivens of Athens; one sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Freddie Harden of Chattanooga; one grandson, Tanner Bivens of Athens; two nephews, Mark and Steve Cordell, both of Chattanooga; and one special friend, Rita Martin of Ten Mile. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Goins officiating. Burial will be in McMinn Memory Gardens. 
Pallbearers will be members of the Meigs County Rescue Squad. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

James E. "Jim" Hunter 
Died: 4/21/99
James E. “Jim” Hunter, 80, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center. 
A native of Decatur, he had lived in Ohio for many years before returning to the Athens area. A son of the late Claude and Cora Godsey Hunter, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, John A. Hunter. He was a member of the 63rd Infantry Division and the U.A.W. Local No. 790. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired employee of Catepillar and was a member of Marshal Hill Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Nell Hunter of Athens; one stepdaughter, Sandra Ross of Athens; three grandchildren, John A. Ross, Bryan R. Ross, both of Athens and James N. Ross of Riceville; one great-granddaughter, Zoe Michelle Ross; one brother, Felix Hunter of California; one sister, Bess Hunter Russell of Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home with graveside services following in Cedar Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Hoyle Ellis officiating. 
Pallbearers will be John A. Ross, Bryan R. Ross, James N. Ross, Jimmy Welch, Sammy Welch, Harold Smith and Freddy Stephens. Honorary pallbearer will be Tom Ziegler. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6925 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421. 

Vernon H. Perry 
Died: 4/20/99
Vernon H. Perry, 71, of Athens, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999.
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a retired truck driver and farmer. He served as a paratrooper at the end of World War II for the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, M.H. Sr., and Lisa Bohannon Perry; and two brothers, Eldon and Rolin Perry. 
Survivors include his wife, Betsy Stewart Perry of Athens; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and David Cross of Jasper; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donny and Dianna Perry and Ronny and Missy Perry, all of Athens; eight grandchildren, Shara Hembree, Michael Moses, Mitchell Moses, Melissa Stewart, Doug Perry, Chasity Perry, Amanda Davis and Caleb Jenkins; six great-grandchildren; and five brothers, Edsel Perry of Adams, N.Y., Allen Perry of Benton, Bill and Jerry Perry, both of Riceville and M.H. Perry Jr., of Etowah. 
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Oran Creasman officiating. Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday in McMinn Memory Gardens. 
Pallbearers will be Doug Perry, Michael Moses, Mitchell Moses, Scott Stewart, Tony Hembree, Ross Perry, Rex Perry, Mike Perry, Andy Perry, Nathan Perry and Mark Perry. 
The body will be in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. 
Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens is serving the family of Vernon H. Perry. 

Lucy Shoemaker Harris 
Died: 4/19/99
Lucy Shoemaker Harris, 96, of the Goodsprings community near Etowah, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Asbury Acres Center in Maryville. 
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Harris; her parents, William G. and Tex Ann Swenford Shoemaker; one sister, Grace Roberts; and two brothers, Paul and J.C. “Doc” Shoemaker. 
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jean and Quentin Gilliland of Louisville, Betty Griffin of Las Vegas, Nev., and Juanita “Tead” and Dale Everett of Maryville; two sons and daughters-in-law, William Harold and Sue Harris of Etowah and Robert Curtis “Red” and Wynonia Harris of Berea, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the north chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. R.B. Bryan and the Rev. Arnold King officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Goodsprings Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral services at the funeral home in Etowah.

James A. "Buddy" Walden 
Died: 04/19/1999
James A. “Buddy” Walden, 50, of Athens, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center. 
A native and former resident of Meigs County, he was a resident of McMinn County for the past 19 years and was an employee of Don Harrill Construction Company. A son of the late James Arthur and Haley Magalie West Walden Sr., he was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. 
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nettie Francis Walden and Tennia Gennoe; and three brothers, James Richard Walden, James Arthur Walden Jr., and Olif Walden. 
Survivors include his wife, Frances Marie Aylor Walden of Athens; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Tasha Walden of Decatur; one granddaughter, Amber Walden; one brother, Paul Walden of Ten Mile; four sisters, Margaret Perry of Salem, Va., Marchie Ellison, Marle Carter and Nancy Couch, all of Ten Mile; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Rowland, the Rev. Pete Mullins and the Rev. Curtis Walden officiating. Burial will be in Ten Mile Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Eddie Walden, Willard Walden, Joe Couch, Don Harrill, Hank Walden and Chad Smith. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Athens. 

John Steven Hubbard 
Died: 4/18/99
John Steven Hubbard, 44, of Delano, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at his residence. 
A native of Blacksburg, Va., he was former resident of Floyd, Va. A resident of Polk County for 17 years, he was a Navy veteran having served in Vietnam. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Hester Lowry Hubbard; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Charles and Stella Waldrop. 
Survivors include his wife, Pat Hubbard of Delano; one son, Eric Hubbard of Delano; one daughter, Angela Hunter of Roanoke, Va.; his father, John Hubbard of Etowah; one stepdaughter, Angela Jordan of Delano; one stepson, Greg Cook of Etowah; three granddaughters, Sabrina Mitchell, Ashley and Brittany Cook; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Odell and Wanda Saffels of Englewood and Jerald and Nancy Waldrop of Etowah; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry Hubbard of Etowah and Johnny Hubbard of Lynsdale; one daughter-in-law, Tonya Cook of Etowah; and one son-in-law, Tony Jordan of Delano. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Delano Cemetery with the Rev. Kenny Waldrop officiating. 
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah. 

William Arlen Ables 
Died: 04/18/1999
William Arlen Ables, 69, of Athens, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center. 
A native of McMinn County, he was an M.P. in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was an employee of Beaunit in Etowah until it closed and later worked for TVA until his retirement. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph, Ray, Charles and Roy Ables; and his parents, Charley and Burnella Overstreet Ables. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Charles Ables of Athens; one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Tracy Lee of Ooltewah; one granddaughter, Ashley Pickett of Ooltewah; two brothers, J.W. Ables of Athens and C.L. Ables of Etowah; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Don Glenn officiating. Burial will be in Beta Cemetery in Decatur. 
Pallbearers will be Don Jackson, Gary Jackson, Chris Jackson, Pokey Charles, David Skidmore and Darrell Allen. 
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Junior Borden 
Died: 04/18/1999
Charles Junior Borden, 37, of Englewood, passed away Sunday, April 18, 1999. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens. 

Paul Douglas Inman 
Died: 11/15/1999
Paul Douglas Inman, 91, of Spring City, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at his daughter’s residence. 
He was a member of the Chilhowee Rod and Gun Club, a former member of the U.S. Power Squadron, the NRA and the American Power Boat Association. 
He was of the Methodist faith. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Sarah Inman; his first wife, Beulah Inman; his second wife, Virginia Inman; his third wife, Pauline Inman; two brothers, Bill and Virgil Inman; and two sisters, Clara and Mary Inman. 
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Daisy Inman of Spring City, Stan and Donna Inman of Ten Mile and Edward Inman of Sheffield, Ill.; one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Rocky Keeton of Ten Mile; three brothers, Lyle Inman of Itasca, Ill, Lloyd Inman of Winter Haven, Fla. and Floyd Inman of Algonuen, Iowa; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Bowers Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Kemper officiating. 
Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta, Ill. 
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home. 
Bowers Funeral Home of Decatur is in charge of arrangements.

Eva Curtis Payne 
Died: 11/14/1999
Eva Curtis Payne, 76, of Crossville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999. 
Born Sept. 21, 1923 in Tellico Plains, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Sarah Thomas Curtis. A retired housekeeper for Peachford Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., she had lived in Crossville for 12 years and was a member of Homestead Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her husband, Judge Payne of Crossville; one daughter, Sandra Thompson of Alpharetta, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Martin and Louise Curtis, both of Tellico Plains; one brother, Kenneth Curtis of Tellico Plains; and two granddaughters, Maegen and Morgan Thompson. 
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Wednesday at Homestead Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Haskins officiating. 
Pallbearers were Hoyt Evans, Bruce Howard, Willis Lewis, Joel Green, Johnny Inman and Joe Reynolds. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials be sent to Hospice of Cumberland County, P.O. Box 542, Crossville, TN 38557. 
Burris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Travis Darwood Townley 
Died: 11/14/1999
Travis Darwood Townley, 80, of Douglasville, Ga., died Sunday evening, Nov. 14, 1999, at a Douglasville nursing home. 
A native of Alabama, he was a former resident of Wyandotte, Mich., and a resident of Etowah for 25 years. He had resided in Douglasville, Ga., for the past 10 months. A son of the late Jessie and Maggie Beard Townley, he was a member of North Etowah Baptist Church. 
He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Townley; two sisters, May Johnson and Dee Johnson; three brothers, Bill, Odell and Codie Townley; and one granddaughter, Jeannie Townley. 
Survivors include his wife, Verna Kittle Townley of Douglasville, Ga.; two daughters, Mary Cornett of Athens and Delores Hopson of Douglasville, Ga.; two sons, Raymond Townley of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Raford Townley of Wyandotte, Mich.; 14 grandchildren, Lorie Bryan, Donna Robinson, Kaye Sullivan, Faye Wells, Rene Townley, Ilean Khone, Kimberly Spees, Donnie Allen Hopson Jr., Cindy Lillie, Travis Townley Jr., Marty Townley, Melissa Townley, Michael Scabo and Christy Wells; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nettie Wood of Douglasville, Ga., and Laverne Tittle of Taylor, Mich; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the south chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Lester officiating. Burial will be in McMinn Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.

Jonathan J.W. Lethco 
Died: 11/14/1999
Jonathan J.W. Lethco, 19, of Madisonville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 
A native and lifelong resident of Monroe County, he had attended Sequoyah High School and was an employee of American Steel. He was of the Baptist faith. 
Survivors include his parents, Tony and Connie McCullouch of Madisonville; one brother, Joshua Dewayne Brooks of Arkansas; maternal grandparents, Fred and Jean Lethco of Madisonville; paternal grandparents, John and Peggy McCullouch of Madisonville; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hampton Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

Joy Allen Ware 
Died: 11/13/1999
Joy Allen Ware died Nov. 13, 1999, in Life Care Center in Chattanooga. 
A native of McMinn County and formerly of McMinnville, she was a member of Smyrna Church of Christ in Warren County. She was a retired teacher, having taught at Athens and Engelwood and at Fairview School in Warren County. 
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Allen, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl H. Ware; four sisters, Eva Rayl, Emma McKeown, Pearl Parris and Oma Wofford; and four brothers, Oscar, Colmer, Glen and Carson Allen. 
Survivors include her sister, Reva Allen LaPoint of Silver Springs, Md; a niece, Elizabeth Lyon of Chattanooga with whom she had made her home since her husband’s death; and several other nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at High’s Funeral Home Chapel in McMinnville. Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery in Warren County. 
The family will receive friends Monday from 1 to 9 p.m. at High’s Funeral Home. 
High’s Funeral Home of McMinnville is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Francis Riggs 
Died: 11/13/1999
Robert Francis Riggs Jr., 39, of Athens, died Saturday morning, Nov. 13, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center. 
A native of Miami, Fla. and former resident of Davie, Fla. and Englewood, he was a former employee of Powermix. 
Survivors include his wife, Lori Anne Humphries Riggs of Athens; one son, Bo Riggs of Athens; two daughters, Tozsha Riggs and Shea Riggs, both of Athens; his mother, Judy Mundy Haydu of Davie, Fla.; his father, Robert F. Riggs Sr. of Davie, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Pam Riggs of Melbourne, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Scanlon of Orlando, Fla.; and his maternal grandmother, Hazel Mundy of Huntington, W. Va. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. 
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

Laura Blanche Lee Witt 
Died: 11/12/1999
Laura “Blanche” Lee Witt, 76, of Cleveland, died Friday evening, Nov. 12, 1999, at her home. 
She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Harmony Chapter of O.E.S. No. 143. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Sylvester Lee Sr. and Johnnie Mae Bradshaw Lee; her husband, John “Jay” C. Witt Sr.; one sister, Helen Pruitt; and one infant son, Thomas Sylvester Witt. 
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Robinson and James L. Robinson of Cleveland; one son, John C. Witt Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; two granddaughters, Michelle Witt Rymer and her husband Ray Rymer of Cleveland; Rebecca Witt Werdal and her husband Kent Werdal of Acme, Wash.; two great-granddaughters, Mikayla Marie Werdal and Shelby Lea Rose; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Geneva Lee of Ooltewah and L.S. and Rossie Lee of Niota; five sisters, Ruth Hamilton, Martha Turner, Joan Wallace and Jane Lee, all of Athens, and Sue Hamrick and her husband Lawrence Hamrick of Hixson; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church with Dr. Scott Rollins officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service. 
Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with nephews David Wallace, Dale Wallace, Chris Wallace, Tom Hamilton, Jerry Morgan, Eric Lee, Mark Lee and Mike Hamrick serving as pallbearers. 
The family received friends Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fike Funeral Home. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First Christian Church, 3925 N. Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37312. 
Fike Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.

Aline Williams Shelton 
Died: 11/12/1999
Aline Williams Shelton, 62, of Athens, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at Life Care Center of Athens. 
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Maudie Hill; her father, Robert Raper; one son, Johnny Williams; and one grandson, David Shelton. 
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Shelton of Riceville; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Janie and Jimmy Collins of Lenoir City, Nelda Bixby, Teresa and Eddie Womac of Ten Mile and Anna Smalling of Athens; one son, Danny Ray Shelton of Albany, Ga., her grandchildren, Alma Burnette and Candice Bixby, Danny Ray Shelton Jr., Demoir Shelton, Travis Fritts and Eric Sisson. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Riceville Cemetery with the Rev. Lawrence Walder officiating. 
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Ziegler Funeral Home. 
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements. 

Rance Whitted 
Died: 11/12/1999
Rance Whitted, 83, of Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 1999. 
A native and lifelong resident of Meigs County, he was a retired farmer. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo Steve and Caldonia Watson Whitted; three sons, Bobby, Tommy and Bill Whitted; and three brothers, Kim, Andy and Mollis Whitted. 
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Oma Lee Daniels Whitted of Decatur; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Virgie and Mack Newman, Betty Sue Abernathy, Joyce and Charles Renfro, all of Decatur, and Helen and Donald Hyatt of Cartersville, Ga.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Alonzo and Mary Joan Whitted of New Port Richey, Fla., Manuel and Rose Mary Whitted, William Rance and Linda Whitted and Arnold Whitted, all of Decatur; one brother and sister-in-law, Jess and Rena Whitted of Niota; one sister, Molly McKenzie of Decatur; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Sunday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Torbett and the Rev. W.H. Ferguson Jr. officiating. Burial was in Hornsby Hollow Cemetery. 
Active pallbearers were Steve Whitted, Frankie Abernathy, Ronnie Whitted, Randy Whitted, Tony Renfro and Manuel Whitted Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Ratledge and Ray Shelton. 
The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens was in charge of arrangements.
[In the 1930 Federal Census, Rance Whitted lived in Donley Co., Texas, with his parents and siblings.]

Sarah Ernestine Walker Shields 
Died: 11/11/1999
Sarah Ernestine Walker Shields, of Roswell, Ga., passed away Nov. 11, 1999. 
Born in Chattanooga to the late Rev. Ernest Walker and Nannie Redman Walker, she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Paul Walker. She was employed as a floral manager of Krogers in Roswell, Ga., and had worked for Southern Bell for several years. 
Survivors include her husband, J.L. Shields of Georgia; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Shields Turner and Michael L. Turner of Roswell, Ga., and one sister, Charlotte Bishop of Powder Springs, Ga. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Lower Spring Creek Methodist Church Cemetery. 
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel Junior Bookout 
Died: 11/11/1999
Samuel Junior Bookout, 54, of Englewood, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. 
A native and lifelong resident of Tellico Plains, he had lived in McMinn County for about five years. He had been employed as a mechanic and had retired from Farners Auto Parts. He was of the Baptist faith. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Bookout; one stepson, Vincent Oliver; and two brothers, Wilford and Tommy Bookout. 
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Bookout of Englewood; his mother, Ruby Harris Bookout of Tellico; one daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Troy Johnson of Englewood; three stepdaughters and one son-in-law, Tammy Bennett of Madisonville, Rosetta Kennedy of Englewood and Anjannet and Curtis Meadows of Tunnell Hill, Ga.; one stepson, Billy C. and Maryanne Oliver of Chattanooga; two grandchildren, Halie Bookout and Summer Johnson; 14 stepgrandchildren, Dylan Kirkland, Kodi Mason, Michael, Billy Jr. and Juanita Oliver, Christine Fairbanks, Debbie, D.J. and Billy Jean Kennedy, Lateasha and Dea Roach, Vincent, Vanessa and Ellatabathia Oliver; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Leon Bookout, David and Donna Bookout and Danny and Susie Bookout, all of Tellico Plains; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Louise and Roger McIntuff, Bernice Jones and Edna Winkler, all of Tellico Plains; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Watson officiating. Burial followed in New Bethel Cemetery. 
The body was in state from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the church prior to the service. 
The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Ziegler Funeral Home. 
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens was in charge of arrangements. 

James Richard Wildey 
Died: 11/11/1999
James Richard Wildey, 66, of Sweetwater, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at his residence. 
Born Jan. 6, 1933 in North Vernon, Ind., he was a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy. He was an active member of the First Methodist Church of Sweetwater where he served as outreach chairman. He was a member of the Lions Club and was actively involved with the Girl Scouts. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Margie and Malcolm Wildey; and one stepson, Gene. 
Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Adele Wildey of Sweetwater; seven daughters, Kim Dontje and Cheryl, both of Michigan, Kathy Walters and Leslie Eder, both of Tennessee, Lorraine Hinman and Paula Clark, both of California, and Gwen Couto of Nevada; four sons, Tom Wildey of Michigan, Joe Clark of California, John Nelson of Georgia and Chip Nelson of South Carolina; one sister, Margie Phelps of Flint, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Dorothy Price. 
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sweetwater Memory Chapel with the Rev. Julian Walton officiating. Burial followed in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. 
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
Sweetwater Memory Chapel of Sweetwater was in charge of arrangements.

Pat Blair 
Died: 11/10/1999
Pat Blair, of Athens, died early Wednesday morning, Nov. 10, 1999, in a Stewart, Fla., hospital. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens. 

Charles Edward West 
Died: 11/10/1999
Charles Edward West, 60, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Woods Memorial Hospital. 
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he had been an employee of Athens Furniture Company for 29 years. He was a member of Faith Baptist Temple. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur West; and two sons, Steve West and Michael West. 
Survivors include his wife, Fay McMurtery West of Athens; one son, Wesley West of Riceville; four grandchildren, Sean West, Justin West, Johnathan West and Payge West; his mother, Martha Jeralds West Watts of Athens; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Alice West of Englewood, Claude and Thelma West of Riceville and Carey and Nancy West of Cleveland; three stepbrothers and sisters-in-law, Will D. and Judy Watts of Niota, Lee and Betty Watts of Cincinnati, Ohio and C.W. and Judy Watts of Niota; two stepsisters and one brother-in-law, Sally Self of Decatur and Bernice and James Ghorley of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Beasley and the Rev. Emmitt Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be C.L. West, David West, Cas Millsaps, Eddie Gentry, Keith West, Jimmy West and Ronnie Hester. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Moses 
Died: 11/10/1999
Frank Moses, 73, of Athens, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10, 1999, at the McMinn County Nursing Home in Etowah. 
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Ernie and Jody Malone Moses. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater. After the war, he joined the family automobile business and developed a love for stock car racing. He became a well-known racer throughout the state. 
An owner and operator of Moses and Toomey, he was a member and deacon of Antioch Baptist Church where he had held positions as R.A. leader, Sunday school superintendent, training union director, Sunday school teacher, choir member and trustee. In April 1975, he was one of the seven men who helped organize the Athens Gideons in which he served as memorial Bible chairman. He also served as a bus driver for the Jolly Elders. 
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Gleana Martin Moses of Athens; one daughter and son-in-law, Frankie Moses and Joe Conar of Cleveland; one sister, Mrs. Herb (Velma) Henderson of Athens; two grandchildren and spouse, Ginger Conar and Russ Moore of Nashville and Lt. Jeff Conar of Ft. Riley, Kan.; one great-granddaughter, Savannah Grace Moore of Nashville; and a devoted niece and nephews, Patsy, Troy, Stacey and Marcus Shirk. 
A homecoming celebration will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Fraizer and the Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. 
Active pallbearers will be members of the King David Sunday school class. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Antioch Baptist Church, The Gideons and Auxiliary Wives. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 4, Athens, TN 37371-0004. 
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

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