Miscellaneous Monroe County, Tennessee Obituaries


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Clyde Roy Melton 
Died: 04/27/1999
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 from TVA. 
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 
Died: 4/26/99
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 Sweetwater; 
Great-grandchildren - Tabitha Standridge of Knoxville and Joel Standridge of Sweetwater; 
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 
Died: 04/18/1999
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 
Died: 4/17/99
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 
Died: 4/16/99
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 
Died: 4/14/99
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 
Died: 4/12/99
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 Funeral Home. 

Rena Williams Shelton 
Died: 4/12/99
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 
Died: 4/12/99
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 
Died: 4/11/99
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 
Died: 4/9/99
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 
Died: 4/8/99
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 Sweetwater. 

Reba Lance 
Died: 4/7/99
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 
Died: 4/7/99
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 
Died: 4/6/99
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 
Died: 4/6/99
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 
Died: 4/5/99
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 the arrangements. 

Josie V. Steele Presley 
Died: 4/5/99
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 of arrangements. 

Homer E. Henley 
Died: 9/30/1999
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 
Died: 9/30/1999
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 
Died: 10/04/1999
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.

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