|Melvin E. (Ed) Johnson
Melvin E. (Ed) Johnson (Feb. 23, 2000) Melvin E. (Ed) Johnson of Maryville,
died at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He
was a member of South Haven Church of God and an employee of Stinnettís
Auto Body Shop. He was 56. Preceded in death by: parent, Charles and Ruby
Johnson; sisters, Mary Ann Shell and Nancy Houser; brother, Bill Johnson.
Survivors include: wife, Elizabeth Chaney Johnson; Sons-Bobby Johnson and
Rusty Gaston of Maryville; Daughters-Tracy Johnson and Stephanie Johnson
of Maryville; Foster daughter-Pam Garner of Maryville; Grandchildren-Christian
and Madison Gaston; Sister and brother-in-law-Alice and Robert England
of Maynardville; Six sisters-in-law and eight brothers-in-law; Several
nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, loved by all. Funeral services
were noon, Saturday, Feb. 26, at Morganton Acres Church of God with the
Rev. Raymond Hodge, pastor; Glenn Key Jr. and Brother Charles Ozburne officiating.
Interment followed in church cemetery. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, in charge
Homer Marion Wilson
Homer Marion Wilson (Feb. 23, 2000) Homer Marion Wilson of Tellico
Plains, passed away at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Sweetwater Hospital.
He was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. He was a retired grader
operator with the Monroe County Highway Department. He was 86. Preceded
in death by: daughter-Norma Faye Turpin; parents, Francis Marion and Ida
Cardin Wilson; sisters, Pearl Hamilton and Helen Wilson. Survivors include:
wife, Lillian Haun Wilson; Daughters and sons-in-law-Carol Jean and Larry
Moses of Madisonville; Linda Sue and Jerry Ellis and Vivian Diane and B.J.
Wall of Tellico Plains; Sons and daughters-in-law-James Harold and Dianne
Wilson of Tellico Plains; and Charles Marion and Winnie Wilson of Scherville,
Ind.; Grandchildren-Mike Turpin of Los Angeles; Teresa Barnes of Jonesboro,
Ga.; Cindy Moses of Middlesboro, Ky.; Chris and Courtney Wall and Doug
Ellis of Tellico Plains; Great-grandchildren-Tiffany and Brittney Barnes
of Jonesboro, Ga.; and Tyler Ellis of Tellico Plains Funeral services were
at 8 p.m., Thursday in Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Rev. James D. Harris
officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. (today) Friday, in New Providence
Cemetery. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.
Judy Helen West
Judy Helen West (Feb. 23, 2000) Judy Helen West of Tellico Plains,
passed away at 1:07 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, at East Tennessee Health
Care. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was 53. Preceded
in death by: sister and brother-in-law-Barbara and Joseph Scott; nephew,
Mike Scott; stepfather, Howard Stewart. Survivors include: husband, Raymond
West; Daughters and son-in-law-Nancy andAllen Jump of Madisonville; Tammy
West of Coker Creek; Son and daughter-in-law-Tim and Michelle West of Urbana,
Ohio; 7 grandchildren; Mother-Gladys Stewart; Grandmother-Ruby Shaw; Brothers
and sisters-in-law-Johnny and Gloria Stewart and David Hudson of Coker
Creek; Lynn and Tracy Stewart of Auburn, Ga.; Several nieces and nephews;
Special friends-L.B. and Sherry Hamby and Sherrie and Tommy Burris and
boys. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday at Coker Creek Baptist
Church. Interment will be in church cemetery. The body will lie in-state
30 minutes prior to the service. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains,
in charge of arrangements.
Harold Cagle (Feb. 22, 2000) Harold Cagle, 67, of 142 Cagle Road, died
at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at Sweetwater Hospital. Cagle
was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include: wife,
Beryl Shaw Cagle; Son- Reverend Dennis Cagle; Grandchildren- Tara, Ashley
and Brittain Cagle, all of Knoxville; Sisters- Mary Sue Hamilton, of Cleveland;
Valaree Headrick, of Tellico Plains; Twin brother- Farold Cagle, of Cleveland;
Several nieces and nephews. Special friends- Johnny and Betty Mason, of
Tellico Plains; Funeral service is set for 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Biereley
Chapel. Kenny Isbill and Reverend Gennis Best will be officiating. Interment
is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Piney Grove Cemetary. Family will receive friends
from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bierley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
D.H. Sam Latta
D.H. (Sam) Latta (Feb. 22, 2000) D.H. (Sam) Latta of Tellico Plains,
passed away at 6:52 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, at UT Medical Center. He was
a veteran of the U.S Air Force and was retired as a Financial Analyst from
Temple-Inland Container Corporation, in Indianapolis. He was 66. Survivors
include: wife, Rose Latta; Sons and daughters-in-law-Steve and Peggy Latta
of Carmel, Ind.; Scott and Jane Latta of Plainfield, Ind.; and Stuart and
Annette Latta of Pleasanton, Calif.; Daughter-Susan Latta of Boca Raton,
Fla.; Special grandchildren-Brandy, Dustin and Dillon Honeycutt, all of
Tellico Plains Seven other grandchildren; Stepdaughter-Michelle Howard
of Vonore; Brothers-Elwood Latta of Sparta, Ill.; and Darrell Latta of
Mound, Minn.; Sister-Bert Lange of Sparta, Ill.; Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday in Biereley-Hale Chapel with the
Revs. Richard Parker and Shane Bryson officiating. Interment will be in
Druid Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight
(Friday). Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.
Ola Moore White
Ola Moore White (Feb. 20, 2000) Ola Moore White of Tellico Plains,
passed away at 4:20 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, at UT Medical Center. She was
73. Preceded in death by: husband, Howard Neil Moore; grandson, Brandon
Yates. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law-Kay and Pete Yates of
Tellico Plains; Son and daughter-in-law-Jerry Moore and Mary Beth Ross
of Delaware; Grandson-Cody Yates; Step-grandsons-Jamey and Josh Yates;
Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in
Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Revs. Eddie McDaniel and Beecher Miller officiating.
Interment will be at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday), in New Providence Cemetery.
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, in charge of arrangements.
Andrew Howard Land
Andrew Howard Land (Feb. 20, 2000) Andrew Howard Land, infant son of
Allen and Carrie Newman Land of Englewood, was born and died on Feb. 20,
at UT Hospital in Knoxville. Survivors include: parents, Allen and Carrie
Newman of Englewood; Brother-David Allen Land of Englewood; Grandparents-Randell
Land of Englewood; and Pamela Land of Madisonville; Gordon Newman of Englewood
and Bonnita Newman of Etowah; Great-grandparents-Samuel and Reba Land of
Englewood; Laquata Head of Madisonville; Howard and Zelma Newman and Bertha
Harris, all of Englewood; Several aunts and uncles. A private graveside
service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Mars Hill Cemetery with
the Rev. Linda Bird Wright. Bordwine Funeral Home, Etowah, in charge of
Rebecca Collins Lynn
Rebecca (Katherine) Collins Lynn (Feb. 18, 2000) Rebecca (Katherine)
Collins Lynn of Sweetwater, died Friday, Feb. 18, at UT Hospital. She was
71. Preceded in death by: parents, William and Jessie Rue Collins; brothers,
Hubert and David Collins; sisters, May Galyon, Lucille Brown and Inez Roberts.
Survivors include: husband, Harry Eugene Lynn; Children and spouses-Amanda
and Lillard Mitchell of Chattanooga; Brenda and Preston Scott, Betty and
J.D. Guider, Gwen and Larry Allen, all of Loudon; Eddie and Ruby Roberts
of Niota; Deborah and Greg Birge, Randy and Nina Lynn and Greg and Shirley
Lynn, all of Sweetwater; 12 grandchildren; Six great-grandchildren; Brothers-Duell
Collins of Alabama; Cas Collins of Cleveland; Sister-Ethel McNew of Loudon;
Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Monday in Loudon
Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. S.A. McElhaney and Michael Price officiating.
Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. Loudon Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Golie R. Graham
Golie R. Graham (Feb. 18, 2000) Golie R. Graham of Tellico Plains,
passed away Friday, Feb. 18, at National Health Care, Athens. He was a
veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member
of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Madisonville; Tellico Masonic Lodge; and was
a 32nd degree mason and Scottish rite. He was retired from TVA, where he
was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was 91. Preceded in death by: wife,
Effie Lou Graham; brothers, Robert, Hobert Willard, J.D. and Luke Graham;
sisters, Dixie and Cynthia; half brothers, John, Jim, Walter and Will Graham;
grandson, Mike Moore. Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law-Juanita
and Jim Moore of Tellico Plains; Stella and Eddie Gourley of Tellico Plains;
and Freida and David Carringer of Riceville; Son and daughter-in-law-C.R.
and Linda Graham of Cleveland; Sister-Mary Cook of Chattanooga; Eight grandchildren;
Several nieces and nephews. Masonic Services were held at 7:15 p.m., Saturday,
followed by funeral services at Myers Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev.
Ronnie Best officiating. Interment was 2 p.m., Sunday at Haven Hill Memorial
Gardens with military honors by Sweetwater VFW Post #5156.
Howard E. Roberts
Howard E. Roberts (Feb. 18, 2000) Howard E. Roberts of Englewood, passed
away Friday, Feb. 18, at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a native
of Monroe County, before moving to McMinn County. He was a member of Nonaburg
House of Prayer and was employed with Monroe County Highway Dept. He was
63. Preceded in death by: parents, Lewis and Nellie Morgan Roberts; brother,
Wilburn Roberts; and half-brother, Claude Peeler. Survivors include: wife,
Nadine Torbett Roberts of Englewood; Daughters and sons-in-law-Karen and
Gary Rucker of Englewood; and Cynthia and Ronnie Davis of Madisonville;
Sons and daughters-in-law-Mike and Brenda Roberts; and Mitch and Lisa Roberts,
all of Englewood; Grandchildren-Lacy Rucker, Mikayla Roberts and Bailey
Roberts; Sister-Ida Mae Holcomb of Etowah; Half sisters-Bertha Roberts
of Mableton, Ga.; Katherine Evans of Tellico Plains; Margie Evans of Englewood;
Brother-Ivan Roberts of Englewood; Half brothers-L.C. Roberts of Englewood;
J.B. Roberts of Englewood; Jim Peeler of Decker; Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were 2 p.m., Monday, in the south chapel of Bordwine Funeral
Home with the Revs. Floyd Burger and Daryl Veal. Burial was in Landís Chapel
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Doug Giles, Mickey McInturff, Anthony Saffles,
Hoyt Land, Jamie Franks and Frankie Harris. Bordwine Funeral Home in charge
Tammy Lynn Townsend
Tammy Lynn Townsend (Feb. 17, 2000) Tammy Lynn Townsend of Sweetwater,
passed away suddenly Thursday, Feb. 17, at UT Medical Center. She was 39.
Survivors include: husband, Dale Townsend; Daughters-Michelle Tedford and
Sabrina Townsend, both of Sweetwater; Mother and stepfather-Norma and Leonard
Nelson of Maryville; Father and stepmother-Bill and Deb Davis of Dallas,
Texas; Sisters and brothers-in-law-Deborah and Steve James of Ohio; and
Christine and Kerry Armistead of Texas; Several nieces; Aunt-Cassie Lacy
of Maryville; Uncle-Carl McDaniel of Maryville; Stepdaughter and spouse-Tonya
and James Shanks of Rockford, Ill.; Stepson-Chad Townsend of Sweetwater;
Three step-grandsons. Funeral services were 1 p.m., Monday in Biereley-Hale
Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Haase officiating. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home,
Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.
Gus (Jack) Jenkins
Gus (Jack) Jenkins (Feb. 17, 2000) Gus (Jack) Jenkins of Chattanooga,
died Thursday, Feb. 17, in a local nursing home. He was a native of Tellico
Plains and had lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life. He was a
Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Dixie Yarns after 37 years
of service. He was a member of John Henry Pierce Masonic Lodge. He was
81. Survivors include: daughters-Joyce Beaver and JoAnn Morris; Son-Jackie
Jenkins, all of Chattanooga; Sister-Oma Roberts of Tellico Plains; Six
grandchildren; Three great-grandchildren; Graveside services were held
at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, at Center Presbyterian Church in Tellico Plains.
Chattanooga Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.
Bernice Graham (Feb. 16, 2000) Bernice Graham of Niota, passed away
at 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, at UT Medical Center. She was a member
of Old Sweetwater Baptist Church. She was 50. Survivors include: husband,
Dennis (Wooley) Graham Parents-Milton and Fannie Evans Brummitt of Philadelphia;
Sister-Edna Brummitt of Athens; Brother and sister-in-law-James and Juda
Brummitt of Philadelphia; Nieces-Julie and Kara Graham; Nephews-Josh and
John Brummitt; Great-niece-Sierra Brummitt; Special pet-Mickey. Funeral
services were 6 p.m., Saturday in Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Revs. Lewis
Webb, Ted Pegram and Paul Brakebill officiating. Interment will be at 1
p.m. today (Sunday) in Hopewell Springs Cemetery. Biereley-Hale Funeral
Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.
Bernard Lee Melton
Bernard Lee Melton (March 10, 2003) Bernard Lee Melton of Madisonville,
passed away Monday, March 10, at Sweetwater Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
He was of the Baptist faith and served as a deacon and song leader for
many years. He was 78. Preceded in death by: parents, Charlie and Susie
McKinney Melton; brothers, Arlin, Arthel, Hoyt and Tom Melton; great-grandson,
Michael Eric Finley. Survivors include: wife-Lula Brady Melton of Madisonville;
Son and daughter-in-law-Jerry and Gwen Melton of Buckhead, Ga.; Daughters
and sons-in-law-Charlotte and Ronnie Hadorn of Sweetwater; Patsy and Billy
Sloan of Madisonville; Grandchildren-Christy Elkins, Jeff Hadorn, Jennifer
Walker, Mitchell Sloan, Jimmy Melton, Jessie Finley, Courtney Sloan, Amy
Scott and D.J. Scott; Twelve great-grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews.
Graveside and interment will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in
the Niota Cemetery, with the Rev. Clinton Riddle officiating. Military
honors will be provided by Sweetwater VFW Post #5156. Kyker Funeral Home,
Sweetwater, in charge of arrangements.
Diora Melton Powers
Diora Melton Powers (Dec. 7, 2002) Diora Melton Powers, a resident
of Sweetwater Nursing Center, formerly of Tellico Plains, passed away at
12:25 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member
of First Baptist Church of Tellico Plains, since 1937, where she was involved
in WMU, kept the nursery for Sunday School and worked in Vacation Bible
School for 20 years. She was a member of Cherokee Study Club, Callie Cobb
Home Demonstration Club, where she served as treasurer, Coltharp Demonstration
Club, and Cora Veal Senior Citizens Center, where she served as secretary
and treasurer for the American Association of Retired Persons. She was
a merchant in Tellico Plains for 44; five of those years for her uncle,
Sam Watson and 39 years alongside her husband of 46 years, Clarence Powers.
She served as recorder for Tellico Plains for 13 years. She was 96. Preceded
in death by: husband, Clarence Powers; parents, Charley and Callie Melton;
sisters, Leona Melton and Imogene Jacobs; and brothers, Clarence and Horace
Melton. Survivors include: sister and brother-in-law-Helen and Jay Anderson
of Chattanooga; Several nieces and nephews; Devoted friends-Glenda and
Dwayne Mason and Scott, Chris and Casey West, all of Tellico Plains; and
Barry and Svitlana Self of Madisonville. Funeral services were 8 p.m.,
Monday, at First Baptist Church of Tellico Plains with the Revs. Randy
Irons and Richard Parker officiating. Interment was 2 p.m., Tuesday, in
Haven Hill Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Gale Miller officiating. Arrangements
by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, in charge of arrangements.
Tola Wattenbarger Melton
Tola Wattenbarger Melton (July 21, 2002) Tola Wattenbarger Melton of
Niota, died Sunday, July 21, in Woods Memorial Hospital in Etowah. She
was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County. She owned and operated
the Tol Mar Trailer Park and Tolaís Drive Inn for 44 years. She was of
the Baptist faith. She was 88. Preceded in death by: parents, Walter A.
and Mary Lou Knox Burn; sister, Sephie Burn Sellers on May 17, 2002. Survivors
include: daughters-Martha J. Peterson of Lookout Mtn.; and Mary J. Wattenbarger
of Athens; Sister-Lydia Sexton of Martin, S.C.; Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were 8 p.m., Tuesday, in Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home Chapel
with the Revs. Ogle Wattenbarger and Ben Roberson officiating. Interment
will be 10 a.m., Wednesday in Niota Cemtery. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home,
Athens, in charge of arrangements.