|Clyde Roy Melton
Clyde Roy (Ticker) Melton of Sweetwater passed away Tuesday, April
27 at East Tennessee Health Care in Madisonville.
He was 79.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. He was retired
Preceded in death by: Wife - Mary Helen Johnson Melton.
Survived by: daughter and son-in-law - Tootie and Jim Murrell of Madisonville;
Son and daughter-in-law - Michael R. and Robin Melton of Decatur;
Grandchildren - Michael R. Melton Jr. and wife Jennifer of Readyville,
TN, Amber L. Howard of Madisonville;
Great-grandchild - Hailey Nicole Holcomb of Madisonville;
Sister - Grace Key of Athens.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home of Sweetwater,
Rev. Anderson McCully officiated. Interment was Thursday at Sweetwater
Valley Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Kyker Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Gena Mae Moser Davis
Gena Mae Moser Davis of Sweetwater passed away Monday, April 26, at
Sweetwater Valley Convalescent Home.
She was 84
She was of the Church of God faith.
She retired from from Automatic Electric in Genoa, Ill. Preceded in
death by: husband - Herman Davis and son - J.D. Moser.
Survived by: grandchildren - Vickie Freeman and Jeff Moser both of
Great-grandchildren - Tabitha Standridge of Knoxville and Joel Standridge
Sisters - Iva Lee Arwood and Mrs. Walter (Inis) Davis;
Brothers - Frank Moser, M.C. Moser and Ronald Moser all of Sweetwater;
Several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends tonight 6-8 p.m. in Sweetwater Memory Chapel.
Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Lewis Webb and Rev. G.L.
Geren officiating. Interment is Thursday, 10 a.m. in West View Cemetery.
Arrangements by Sweetwater Memory Chapel.
Billy Gene McBroom
Billy Gene McBroom of Sweetwater, Tn. passed away Sunday, April 18,
at Sweetwater Hospital.
He was 62.
He attended Sweetwater Church of God.
Preceded in death by: father - Hubert McBroom.
Survivors: mother - Minnie Lue Crowder McBroom of Sweetwater;
Sisters - Mildred Louise Fritts of Loudon, Elnor P. Hunt of Sweetwater,
Mary Frances Robinson of Sweetwater, Delois Ann Czapor of Royal Oak, Mich.;
Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services were at Kykerís Chapel with Rev. G.L. Geren and Rev.
Terry Franks officiating. Interment is 10 a.m. today in the Sweetwater
Valley Memorial Park. Arrangements by Kyker Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Milford Eugene Dennis
Milford Eugene Dennis of Athens passed away Saturday, April 17, in
Park West Hospital in Knoxville.
He was 69.
He was a retired maintenance supervisor at the Life Care Center of
Athens. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. A native of
Spring City, he lived in McMinn county for several years and was a graduate
of McMinn County High School. He was an active member of the North Athens
Baptist Church having served as a deacon and a Sunday school class teacher.
Preceded in death by: father - Floyd Dennis and brother - Donald Dennis.
Survivors: wife - Ruby (Irene) Dennis of Athens;
Sons and daughters-in-law - James and Audrey Dennis, Tracy and Wanda
Dennis, all of Athens;
Mother - Mae Lee Dennis Hitch of Sweetwater;
Brothers - Conley and Glenn Dennis both of Athens;
Sisters - Thelma Smith and Elizabeth Robison both of Sweetwater, Maxine
Barkett of Rossville, Ga.; Eight Grandchildren;
Several nieces and nephews;
Pallbearers - Doug Gentry, J.W. Coffman, Corbin Young, John Swafford,
Eddie Kautzman, and Denny Wilson.
Funeral services were Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home Chapel with Dr.
Bob Kerr officiating. Interment was at McMinn Memory Gardens.
Arrangements by Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens.
Dakota Shane Thacker
Dakota Shane Thacker, infant son of Glenn and Sheila Thacker of Sweetwater,
passed away Friday, April 16, 1999 at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville. Survivors:
parents - Glenn and Sheila Thacker of Sweetwater; Half brother and sister
- Curt Thacker of Caryville, Beth Thacker of Madisonville; Grandparents
- Raymond and Linda Plemons of Sweetwater, Joel and Loretta Massengill
of Trenton; Great-grandparents - Mack Plemons of Sweetwater, Jim and Hazel
England of Lafollette; He had several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The funeral
was Tuesday in Kykerís Chapel with Rev. Harold Gudger officiating. Interment
followed at Wattís Cemetery, Loudon, Tn. Arrangements by Kyker Funeral
Home of Sweetwater.
Tommy E. Holloway
Tommy E. Holloway of 241 Meadowbrook Rd., Sweetwater, passed away Wednesday,
April 14, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was 68. He was retired from the Aluminum
Company of America. Preceded in death by: daughter - Cynthia Jean Holloway;
parents - George and Clara Holloway; brothers - Hugh Lee, George Jr.,
Joe Allen and Billie Holloway. Survivors: wife - Erma Jean Holloway. Daughters
and sons-in-law - Connie and Darrell Worley of Sweetwater; Angela and Michael
Quillen of Madisonville. Grandchildren - Leslie Ellison, Brittany and Adam
Worley, Brittany Quillen. Sister - Margaret Ellis of Erwin, Pa. Brothers
and sisters-in-law - Raymond and Georgia Holloway of Sweetwater; Darrell
and Lea Holloway of St. Augustine, Fla.; Brunner and Josie Holloway of
Tellico Plains. He had several nieces and nephews. The funeral was Thursday
at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home with Rev. Virgil Turbyfill and Rev. Frank
Hill officiating. Interment 11 a.m. today at Vonore Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements
by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home.
Floyd W. Watson
Floyd W. Watson of 121 Loop Lane, Madisonville passed away 1:50 p.m.
Monday, April 12 at Sweetwater Hospital. He was 77. He was a member and
deacon of Friendship Baptist Church. He was also a great father and an
outstanding member of the community. Preceded in death by: son - Robert
A. Watson; parents - Alfred and Ethel Watson; sister - Pauline Edwards;
brother - Robert Glen "Jack" Watson. Survived by: wife - Ruby O. Watson
of Madisonville. Daughter and son-in-law - Patricia and Ken Turner of Madisonville.
Son - Charles Herman Watson of Madisonville. Grandchildren - Belinda A.
Wilson of Conyers, Ga.; Amy Burford of Madisonville; Scott Watson of Knoxville;
Crystal Dockery of Tellico Plains; Bobby John Watson of Tellico Plains;
Brandi E. Watson of Madisonville; Great-grandchildren - Breanna Burford;
Christopher Scott Dockery. Sisters and Brother-in-law - Lois Phillips;
Jean and Alvin Moser, all of Madisonville. Sister-in-law - Lena Watson
of Englewood. Several nieces and nephews. The funeral 2:30 p.m., Thursday
at Biereley-Hale Chapel, was with Oscar Watson and Rev. Ronnie Watson officiating.
Interment at Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale
Rena Williams Shelton
Rena Williams Shelton of 101 Highland Ave., Loudon died Monday, April
12 at her home. She was 72. She was a member of the Vaughn Chapel Baptist
Church. Preceded in death by: husband - Charles C. Shelton; parents - Columbus
and Laura Sawyers Williams; grandson - Michael Woody. Survivors: Daughters
and sons-in-law - Melody and Melvin Woody of Logansville, Ga.; Delphia
and Larry Presley of Loudon; Cherry and Dr. David Walker of Morristown.
She had seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services
were 2 p.m., Thursday at Citico Cemetery with Rev. Tim Watson officiating
Arrangements by Loudon Funeral Home.
Vickie Ann Worthy
Vickie Ann Worthy of Sweetwater passed away 6:30 a.m. Monday, April
12 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was 49. She was Methodist. Preceded
in death by: parents: Cecil & Alice Wilburn of Sweetwater. Survivors:
Husband: Steven C. Worthy Sons: Michael S. Worthy, Noah "Matt" Worthy both
of Sweetwater. Sisters and brothers-in-law: Beckey and Dennis Harrell of
Sweetwater, Carolyn and Bob Torbett of Cleveland. Brother and sister-in-law:
Tim and Lisa Wilburn of Sweetwater. Several nieces and nephews. The family
will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Biereley- Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Robert
Ibarra and Bob Torbett will officiate. Interment will be at Sweetwater
Valley Memorial Park. Arrangements by Biereley- Hale Funeral Home of Madisonville.
Barabara Ann Rowe
Barbara Anne Rowe of Sweetwater passed away Sunday, April11 at Baptist
Hospital, Knoxville. She was 46. Barbara attended the First Assembly of
God Church. Preceded in death by: father: David Rasmussen; sister: Linda
Lambert; niece: Tamara Marie Lambert. Survivors: Husband: Kevin Rowe of
Sweetwater. Mother: Lucille Rasmussen of Edmonds, Wash. Sister: Patricia
Matoy of Sweetwater. Son: Mark Brant of Columbia, S.C. Daughter: Rebecca
Brant of Madisonville. Grandson: Alex Tredway of Lenoir City. A memorial
service will be held on Friday, April 16, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. at the First
Assembly of God of Sweetwater with Rev. Larry Orr officiating. Instead
of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Knox Area
Rescue Mission, c/o to abused children, 511 N. Broadway, Knoxville, Tn.
37917. Arrangements by Kyker Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Viola M. Freeman
Viola M. Freeman passed away Friday, April 9, at St. Joseph John Knox
Med-Center, Tampa, Fla. She was 89. Preceded in death by: parents: Dolphus
and Sarah Duckett; sisters: Ina, Sally, Birdie, Martha, and Mary. brother:
Carrie. Survivors: sister: Lura Miller of Red Bay, Ala. Brother: Roey Duckett
of Tellico Plains. Daughters and sons-in-law: Mabel Lee and Ray Pyle of
Asheville, N.C.; Diora and Earl McPhillips of Temple Terrace, Fla. Son
and daughter-in-law: Reece and Polly Freeman of Gainesville, Ga. Grandchildren:
Dale Pyle and Stacy Moses both of Tampa; Recia Jones and Nancy Freeman
both of Gainesville, David Pyle of Asheville; Steve Pyle & Carol Muensterman
both of Charlotte, N.C. Great-grandchildren: Kevin and Natalie Jones, Cassidy,
Carley, James and William Pyle, Erica Lee Muensterman. Host of nieces,
nephews, other dear relatives and friends. The family will receive friends
6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville. The funeral
will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Millerís Chapel Baptist Church, Rev. Beecher
Miller officiating. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Family members
will also pay tribute to their loved one. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale
Funeral Home of Madisonville.
Mary Frances Lynn
Mary Frances Lynn, of Sweetwater, passed away Thursday, April 8 at
Sweetwater Hospital. She was 88. She was a member of the Union Grove Baptist
Church where she served as music and choir director. She was also a former
member of the Eastern Star. Preceded in death by her husband: Thomas U.
Lynn. Survivors: son: Thomas Edward Lynn of Lawrenceville, Ga.. Grandchildren:
Kenneth Thomas Lynn of Sweetwater, Frances Ruth Christman of Ocala, Fla.,
Joseph Edward Lynn of Lawrenceville, Ga., Great-grandchildren: John Randall
Lynn, Justin Christman, Taylor Keith Stewart, all of Ocala, Fla. Great-great-grandchildren:
Austin Christman, Emily Christman, both of Ocala, Fla. Graveside services
and interment were held Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn
Memorial Park, St. Petersburg Fla. Arrangements by Kyker Funeral Home of
Reba Lance of Sweetwater, passed at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, at
her home. She was a member of Gregoryís Chapel Baptist Church of Sweetwater.
She was 76. Preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lance;
brother, Ed Lance; and sister, Edith Watson. Survivors include: sister
and brother-in-law, Edna and Jim Springfield of Harrison, Tenn.; sister-in-law,
Zelma Lance of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The funeral will
be at 2 p.m., Friday in Kykerís Chapel with Revs. Clinton Riddle and Gurney
Beard officiating. Interment will follow in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial
Park. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater in charge of arrangements.
Mary Pauline Carroll Tallent
Mary Pauline Carroll Tallent passed away April 7, at her home in Vonore.
She was 85. Preceded in death by: husband: Molher Tallent; son: J.D. Cappoll;
daughter: Rosetta McKee; granddaughter: Pat McKee. Survivors: grandchildren:
Gail Raper, John Carroll, Karen Carey, and Bradey Carey. Brother: Millard
Carroll of Knoxville. Sister: Larraine Garcia of Deberry, Fla. She also
had several nieces and nephews. The receiving of friends will be held 6-8
p.m., Friday, April 9, at Kykerís Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Kyker Chapel in Madisonville. The Rev.
Carl Croft will be officiating. Interment will be at Hopewell Springs Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Kyker Funeral Home of Madisonville.
Earl Dixon Harris
Earl Dixon Harris of Tellico Plains, passed away at 11 p.m., Tuesday,
April 6, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was a member of Spirit of the Eagle
Ministries, and was a retired custodian at Tellico Plains Elementary School.
He was 71. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Leeoma Harris. Survivors
include: sisters, Ada Sue Harris of Tellico Plains; Arlie Emmett of Hickory,
N.C.; nephew, whom he raised, Earl Joseph Harris of Tellico Plains; great-nieces,
Danielle and Aurora Harris, both dearest to his heart; several other nieces
and nephews; special friends, the Rev. Dan and Joan Dear of Vonore. Funeral
services were at 8 p.m. Thursday in Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Rev.
Dan Dear officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m., Friday, in Beulah Cemetery.
Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
Joseph A. Zahn
Joseph A. Zahn of 120 Tallent Lane, Vonore, passed away at 10:50 a.m.,
Tuesday, April 6, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the
Catholic Church of Monroe County. However, he was born again with the Spirit
into the Clifton Baptist Church. He was Past Commodore of Pistakee Yacht
Club, president of Drathaar and a veteran of World War II. He was 71. Survivors
include: wife, Shirley Davenport Zahn. Daughter and son-in-law, Nancy A.
and Ronny D. Ellis of Vonore; sons, Joseph F. Zahn and James A. Zahn, both
of St. Petersburg, Fla. Grandchildren: Jay Szarek of Knoxville; Heather
Freeman of Vonore; and Eric Joseph Zahn of St. Petersburg, Fla. Great-grandchildren:
Jennifer Freeman and Jeffery Freeman. Sisters: Winnie Servidio and Mary
Macharg, both of Chicago; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services
were 8 p.m., Thursday in Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Revs. Thomas Carroll
and Michael McLemore officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m., Friday at
Corntassel Cemetery. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
Barton Dean Tallent
Barton Dean Tallent, of Madisonville, passed away Monday, April 5,
at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Nashville. He was a Madisonville resident
and retired from the Air Force. He was 62. Preceded in death by: father:
John Barton Tallent. Survivors: wife: Shelby (Orr) Tallent of Madisonville.
Daughter and son-in-law: Debra and Mike Gibson of Madisonville. Sons and
daughter-in-law: Lynn and Donna Tallent of Oak Ridge, and Allen Tallent
of Madisonville. Grandaughter: Amanda L. Gibson of Madisonville. Grandsons:
Joseph Dean Gibson of Madisonville, Justin Tallent of Oak Ridge, and Jonny
Tallent of Richmond, Va. Mother: Audrey Tallent of Madisonville. Brothers
and sister-in-law: Dale and Flossie Tallent of Madisonville, and Karlen
Tallent of Madisonville. Father-in-law and mother-in-law: Arnold and Birdie
Orr of Madisonville. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Jerry and Barbara
Orr of Oak Ridge. He also had several nieces and nephews. The funeral arrangements
are pending. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville is in charge of
Josie V. Steele Presley
Josie V. Steele Presley of 1528 Tom McCall Road, Maryville, passed
away at 10:50 p.m., April 5, at the home of her sister-in-law, Anna Rae
Steele. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church for 51 years. She
was 65. Preceded in death by her husband, William Presley Jr.; her parents,
Labe and Ora Steele; sister, Drotha Freeman; brothers, Ralph, M.F. and
her twin brother, Bobby G. Steele; special friend, Louie Johnson. Survivors
include: daughters and sons-in-law-Barbara and Andy Johnson of Woodstock,
Ga.; Peggy and Paul Myers and Kathy Diane and Steve Hinzman of Maryville.
Sons and daughters-in-law: Charles and Hilda Presley of Maryville; Ronald
and Alice Presley and Stanley Presley, all of Walland. Sisters-in-law,
Anna Rae Steele of Maryville; Evelyn Steele of Knoxville; brother-in-law,
Hobert Freeman of Powell, She also has 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews. Thanks to the special friends of Union Grove
Baptist Church and community for their support during Josieís illness.
Funeral services were 2 p.m., Thursday, at Union Grove Baptist Church,
with the Revs. Bill Webb and Ronnie Moore officiating. Interment was in
church cemetery. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville was in charge
Homer E. Henley
Homer E. Henley (Sept. 30, 1999) Homer E. Henley of Loudon, went to
be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 30, following a brief illness at Fort
Sanders Park West Hospital in Knoxville. He was 81. Preceded in death by:
parents, William C. and Ida W. Henley; brothers, Roy and Garner Henley;
sisters, Edna Henley Arnwine and Thelma Henley Hugg. Survivors include:
wife of 49 years, Anna McKissic Henley of Loudon; Two daughters-Alfreada
Henley Holloway of Sitka, Alaska; Acquilla Henley Harley of Knoxville;
Two sons-Homer Eugene Henley Jr. of Cleveland; and Timmy V. Henley of Knoxville;
One devoted daughter-in-law-Belinda Henley of Cleveland; One devoted son-in-law,
Frank L. Harley Sr. of Knoxville; Four grandchildren-Monica Harley and
Frank Harley Jr. of Knoxville; Garnett Holloway and Home Eugene Henley
III of Cleveland; Two sisters-Elizabeth DeArmond of Loudon; and Leora Dowell
of Nashville; Five brothers-in-law; Several nieces and nephews; A host
of relatives and friends, including his college classmate and friend for
life, Kenneth Jones of Morristown. He is also mourned by the very special
children who he and his wife, Anna (Mammaw and Pappaw Henley), lovingly
cared for over a number of years in their home. Funeral services were at
2 p.m., Monday, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy West
officiating. Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery in Loudon. M.D. Dotson
& Sons Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of arrangements.
Birch Franklin Shell
Birch Franklin Shell (Sept. 30, 1999) Birch Franklin Shell of 639 Ball
Play Road, Madisonville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, at his home. He
was 73. Preceded in death by: wife, Joyce Shell; grandchildren, Felicia
Moses, Shaun Moses; three sisters, four brothers. Survivors include: daughters
and sons-in-law-Donna and David Bookout and Susan and Darrell Atkins of
Tellico Plains; Jana and Wesley Stakely and Stacy and Jack Couch of of
Madisonville; 12 grandchildren; Three great-grandchildren; Sisters-Blanche
Fannin of Lenoir City; Ollie Francis of Cleveland; Mother-in-law-Mollie
Lee of Madisonville; Special friends-Charlie Frye and Harold Bowers, both
of Madisonville. Funeral services were at 8 p.m., Saturday, in Biereley-Hale
Chapel with the Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment was 2 p.m.,
Sunday, in Sunset Cemetery. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in
charge of arrangements.
Carl Franklin Faulkner
Carl Franklin Faulkner (Oct. 4, 1999) Carl Franklin Faulkner of Philadelphia,
passed away Monday, Oct. 4, at Wood Presbyterian Home. He was a member
of Cedar Fork Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the local VFW Post
#5156, Sweetwater. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during
World War II. Faulkner retired from TVA, Kingston Steam Plant. He was 74.
Survivors include: wife, Willie Dickerson Faulkner of Philadelphia; Sons
and daughters-in-law-David and Bonnie Faulkner and Larry and Jerry Faulkner
of Sweetwater; Billy Faulkner of Philadelphia; Bobby and Lottie Faulkner
of Sweetwater; Steven and Peggy Faulkner, Paul Faulkner and Doug Faulkner
of Philadelphia; Daughter and son-in-law-Dorothy and Albert Lynn of Philadelphia;
11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; Sisters-Tinnie Mae Lusk of Rutledge;
Johnnie Ruth Ogletree of Knoxville; Brothers-Albert Faulkner of Philadelphia;
Robert and L.C. Faulkner of Corryton; Several nieces and nephews. Funeral
services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Cedar Fork Baptist Church
with the Revs. Clayton Dunsmore and Virgil Turbyfill officiating. Burial
will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Sweetwater Memory Chapel.